first_imgJFL NorthWest kicked off on their annual comedy festival on Thursday (March 1) and runs to March 10.  ICYMI it’s also launching a new outdoor celebration that comes complete with a beer garden.From next Wednesday to Friday (March 7 to 9), the JFL NorthWest Block Party will liven up the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza from 5 to 10 p.m. each night.Patrons heading out to shows will find food trucks, various Just for Laughs stand-up specials and Just for Laughs GAGS on the big outdoor screen, as well as performances by the likes of Coldwater Road’s Patrick Spencer, musician Adrienne, and more. Tim Hortons will be serving up complimentary beverages, while Sleeman Breweries and Hopping Mad Cider sell their suds in the beer garden. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement The JFL NorthWest Block Party will also feature an LED Games Tent with ping pong and foosball. Keep your eye out for the JFL mascot, Victor, too.The fest is getting ready to host more than 100 comedians and performances at 30 venues across the city. This year’s event will also feature the first edition of the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival and the inaugural Vancouver Comedy Awards on March 5. Big comedy names like Bill Burr, Trevor Noah, and Jo Koy will be performing at the nearby Queen Elizabeth Theatre.For additional information – visit the JFL NorthWest site here Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Expect JFL mascot Victor to be out roaming the new JFL NorthWest Block Party. Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

TORONTO — Books that explore the emergence of a new China, the manipulative goals of authoritarian Russia, and the end of post-war democracy are on the short list for the Lionel Gelber Prize.The five titles include Elizabeth C. Economy’s “The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State” from Oxford University Press and Timothy Snyder’s “The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America” from Tim Duggan Books.Also on the list is Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt’s “How Democracies Die,” published by Crown.The jury also liked Rania Abouzeid’s “No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria” from W.W. Norton & Company, and Adam Tooze’s look at the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis, “Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World,” from Viking.Founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber, the $15,000 award honours non-fiction books in English on foreign affairs that seek “to deepen public debate on significant international issues.”It is presented annually by The Lionel Gelber Foundation in partnership with Foreign Policy magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. The winner will be announced Feb. 26.The Canadian Press read more

Several issues were discussed at the inaugural US-Sri Lanka Annual Partnership Dialogue which took place in Washington yesterday (Friday) with the participation of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.The State Department said that US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon led the US delegation for discussions on democratic governance, development cooperation, people-to-people ties, economic cooperation, security cooperation, international and regional affairs, and other issues of mutual interest. The United States said it looks forward to broadening and deepening its relationship with Sri Lanka on the basis of these candid and constructive conversations. (Colombo Gazette) The Partnership Dialogue is a regularly planned policy consultation designed to advance the common agenda of Sri Lanka and the US and to look for opportunities for cooperation across the full range of bilateral and regional issues. read more

By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (March 29, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle talk about the news that Kyrie Irving recently had knee surgery and won’t be back for three to six weeks. How will the surgery affect the Boston Celtics’ playoff seeding? How would losing Kyrie for the first round of the playoffs affect the team?Next, Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs because of his own knee injury. The crew breaks down what that means for the Warriors and what their chances of winning the NBA title are.Plus, a significant digit on an oddly important member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.Here are links to what the podcast discussed this week:Keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor took a look at how Irving’s injury may affect the Celtics.Chris wrote about how the Warriors should adjust their offense without Curry.Significant Digit: .700, the winning percentage of the Cavaliers when Jose Calderon is in the starting line-up. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code read more

Heading into the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament as the top seed, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team could easily grow complacent.The No. 10 Buckeyes have won 10 consecutive matches, including a 3-0 win against tonight’s opponent, No. 13 Ball State. “We ended up beating three rivals to end the season,” said middle hitter Kevin Heine, “so the team is feeling pretty confident.” By winning the regular-season conference title for the fourth consecutive season, OSU earned a first-round bye in the quarterfinals and will host the semifinal match. Many players agreed that this was a big advantage, as they will get to play in front of their home crowd and won’t have to travel.The Buckeyes may also have the most talent in the conference. Redshirt junior Steven Kehoe was named the MIVA Player of the Year. He and three other Buckeyes are also members of the all-conference team, tied for the most from one school. Additionally, coach Pete Hanson was named the MIVA Co-Coach of the Year.While all the signs point to success in the tournament, the team knows it can’t take anything for granted.“We have a pretty healthy respect for our opponents,” Kehoe said. From here on out, any mistakes could result in the end of the season. “We know that every game is a must win,” Heine said. In order to advance to the NCAA championship in May, the Buckeyes basically must win the MIVA tournament. The NCAA championship features the three conference winners and one at-large bid, but should they lose, the Buckeyes likely would not receive the at-large bid. The Buckeyes did not let the extra time off due to the bye go to waste. “We had a really good focus at practice,” Heine said. The team spent last week working on its own skills and going back to the basics, sophomore Shawn Sangrey said.This week, practices shifted focus to preparing specifically for their next opponent Ball State, redshirt junior John Klanac said. The Buckeyes also understand that the entire team needs to play well for it to succeed. “Everyone understood their roles on the team,” Kehoe said. Especially at the end of the long season, the rest of the team is there to pick each other up when someone isn’t playing to their potential, Klanac said. “We don’t let anyone slack off,” Sangrey said. The Buckeyes face Ball State tonight at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

first_imgFrom the same people that brought us the RC Flying Ghost for Halloween is a new RC flying project dedicated to November and Thanksgiving.Using some spare quadrocopter parts zip tied onto a frame of metal coat hangers, Utah Aerials added several pieces of poster board and then decorated their contraption with spray paint, feathers, and pipe cleaners to create the first Remote Control Flying Turkey.AdChoices广告But this is no ordinary flying turkey, oh no. Adding to the holiday shenanigans the crew installed the ability for this RC flying gobbler to drop payloads of pumpkin pies on unsuspecting victims.  As seen in the video, their pie dropping aim needs a little more work, but the proof-of-concept is there, and with some practice they’ll be handing out some sweet justice.Wonder what Utah Aerials will be doing for Christmas this year – a flying RC lighted tree perhaps? Now that would also be awesome.YouTube, via DVICE.last_img read more

first_img Source: Met Éireann/Twitter Share139 Tweet Email1 By Hayley Halpin There’s a wet and windy weekend ahead as Status Yellow warnings issued Have your umbrella at the ready. 18 Comments Wind warning issuedStatus: YellowLocation: Donegal, Galway, Mayo and KerryValid: Sat. 7am to Sun. 3am— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 12, 2019 Friday 12 Apr 2019, 10:24 PM Short URLcenter_img Image: Sasko Lazarov via IT LOOKS SET to be a cold and wet weekend as wind and rainfall warnings have been issued. A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry.The warning will kick in at 7am tomorrow morning and remain valid until 3am on Sunday. Southeast winds will at times reach mean speeds of between 50 and 65km/h with gusts of between 90 and 100km/h. Winds will be strongest in coastal areas, according to Met Éireann. A Status Yellow rainfall warning has also been issued for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry. This warning kicks in at 6pm tomorrow and will remain valid until 6pm on Sunday. Met Éireann has said between 25 and 45mm of rainfall is expected, with a potential of higher amounts in mountainous areas.  54,462 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Looking at the forecast in general, it is expected to be mostly dry overnight with a little patchy rain near western and southwestern coasts. Tomorrow is due to be a cool and blustery day. It will be mostly cloudy over the western half of the country, but some hazy sunny spells will occur in some eastern areas. Many areas will be dry, however, rain is due to develop in southwestern areas and along the west coast during the afternoon. Temperatures will range between 8 to 11 degrees. Met Éireann says the rain will continue on Saturday night over Munster, Connacht and western parts of Leinster. It will remain largely dry elsewhere. Sunday is forecast to be a cold day with further rain across Munster and Connacht. It will again remain largely dry elsewhere.The rain is to become lighter and more intermittent as the day moves on. Temperatures will range between 6 and 9 degrees with a brisk southeast wind. It looks like most areas will be dry on Sunday night but rain is set to continue on west and southwest coasts.Rain is likely to hit the country again on Monday in many areas with the heaviest rain in the west and southwest. Apr 12th 2019, 10:24 PM Image: Sasko Lazarov via RollingNews.ielast_img read more

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on target The Berlin Tierpark zoo just debuted its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old cutie who might become Germany’s next fur baby starlet.On Friday, the unnamed cub, which was born at the zoo on Dec. 1, was allowed to leave her indoor cage for the first time, Associated Press reported. The cub enjoyed playing with her mom, Tonja, and swimming in a small pond. According to the zoo, the cub is “developing well,” and now, zoo visitors will be able to see her on a daily basis.Kleiner #Eisbär on Tour: Eisbärin Tonja unternahm heute zusammen mit ihrem #Nachwuchs den ersten großen Ausflug auf die Außenanlage. Es wurde neugierig alles erkundet, viel geschwommen und liebevoll gekuschelt! Ab Samstag können Besucher die Beiden im #TierparkBerlin sehen.— Zoo Tierpark Berlin (@zooberlin) March 15, 2019In January, the zoo announced the birth of the adorable cub and captured a video of it opening its eyes for the first time, which went viral on social media. The cub, which was born blind and deaf, wasn’t able to see or hear for about a month.Und ab geht es ins #Wasser. Die gerade einmal 3,5 Monate junge #Eisbärin fühlt sich pudelwohl. #Mama Tonja lässt ihr Kleines dabei natürlich nicht aus den Augen. #TierparkBerlin #Berlin #Eisbären— Zoo Tierpark Berlin (@zooberlin) March 15, 2019Tonja, the cub’s mamma, has enjoyed taking care of her baby, and now, due to the warmer weather, they’ll be spending much more time together.For more updates on Tonja and her cute cub, follow the Berlin Tierpark zoo on Twitter.More on Cute Polar Bear Cub Opens Its Eyes for the First TimeHow Wild Apes React to Camera Traps Left by ScientistsNew, Clone-Like Spiders Found in Colombia Named After ‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooperslast_img read more

first_imgVancouver’s only local radio station, KXRW-FM, revealed last week that some local listeners might tune in and hear different voices through the airwaves soon.Portland radio company Bustos Media has applied to broadcast on the same frequency — 99.9 FM — and its feed from across the Columbia River may overpower some of the local transmissions.Radio industry experts say it’s not an uncommon occurrence, but KXRW worries that it could be a setback for the young, volunteer-run station.“It’s pretty nerve-wracking,” said Susan Galaviz, chair of the radio station’s board of directors. The station launched in March to highlight politics, events and music in Southwest Washington.“It took all of our efforts” to get launched, she said. “Our whole goal is to have a platform to educate and inform folks, and we were just starting to have all local Vancouver musicians on who never have their music on the radio. You can imagine what a bummer it would be if we can’t be heard in Vancouver.”last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – President Trump is asking files to be prepared for pardoning several US Military members accused of, or convicted of, war crimes.  Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher is believed to be among those being considered for a pardon by the President.His attorney, Tim Parlatore spoke to KUSI’s Logan Byrnes today about that and the upcoming trial which is scheduled to begin next Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day. Updated: 3:36 PM Posted: May 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Eddie Gallagher FacebookTwitter Attorney for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher explains the possibility of a pardon by President Trump May 20, 2019last_img read more

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A family was burned out of their Davie home, Wednesday.The blaze began near Davie Road and Southwest 39th Court.According to officials, heavy flames gutted one of the bedrooms when fire crews arrived, but they were able to get ahead of it.“We were able to get in, knock the fire down pretty quick,” said Davie Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Diferdinando. “The fire was pretty extensive inside, but we were able to move around and get a lot of the fire knocked down pretty quick, before the roof collapsed or anything like that.”Nobody was reportedly home at the time.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are searching for a group of robbers they believe are responsible for targeting women walking out of Publix supermarkets in Plantation and, in one case, even following a 74-year-old shopper back to her gated community, earlier this week.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the first in the string of robberies took place outside the Publix at 1181 S. University Drive, Sunday, at around 6:20 p.m. Investigators said a woman was loading groceries into the trunk of her car when a black Nissan pulled up behind her. A man then got out of the vehicle and pepper-sprayed her before snatching her purse.Officials said, after the victim had her car towed back to her house, it was stolen from her driveway. That car has since been recovered.About an hour after the first theft, a woman leaving the Publix at 8101 W. Sunrise Blvd. was approached by a man and a woman who had gotten out of a dark colored vehicle. Investigators said they pepper-sprayed her, stole her purse and fled in the dark colored vehicle.Tuesday afternoon, a black Nissan approached two women leaving the Outback restaurant, located at 1823 North Pine Island Road, and struck one of them in the thigh. A man then exited the vehicle and hit that victim in the head with closed fists. Two women then got out of the Nissan and attacked the other victim.Detectives said a cellphone was taken during this robbery. The victims sustained minor injuries.Wednesday night, a black Nissan rear-ended the vehicle of a 74-year-old woman who was driving home from the Publix at Northwest 69th Avenue and West Broward Boulevard, as the victim entered El Dorado Estates, where she resides. Surveillance video captured the Nissan following closely behind the victim’s car prior to the impact.The victim’s husband, Al Reidel, described to 7News what the man and woman who, police said, got out of the Nissan, did to his wife after she got out of her car to survey the damage. “He punched her in the face the first time and then punched her again, so her nose is all blown up, you know,” he said. “She fell down, and the guy got in [her] car and sped off.”Investigators said the female subject got back into the Nissan, and both robbers then fled the scene with the victim’s purse. The victim’s car was later recovered.BSO officials said they are also investigating a fifth purse-snatching outside of a Publix at 3102 Griffin Road, in Dania Beach, Tuesday. Investigators said the victim was walking back to her car when a heavy-set woman pepper-sprayed her face and tried to grab her purse. They struggled for some time before the female assailant punched the victim in the face. A male subject then grabbed the purse, and the robbers fled in a car.A spokesperson for Publix released a statement that reads in part, “We are fully cooperating with the Plantation Police Department and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in their ongoing investigation.”Police are looking for a black Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows.If you have any information on any of these robberies, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgHearst Magazines has agreed to acquire iCrossing, an independent digital marketing service provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.According to Hearst, the deal gives it “extensive global marketing capabilities,” including paid search, Web development, search engine optimization, data analytics and mobile/social marketing. “Search and online marketing expertise will be an important asset for us as we continue to look for new ways to reach key audiences through digital marketing for our brands and our clients,” Hearst Corp. vice chairman and CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr. said in a statement. “iCrossing has built a great business and has consistently been recognized as a leader in its field; its strong relationships with top brands and companies are a perfect complement to our own.”Under Hearst, the new division—called Hearst Marketing Services—will be led by Hearst Magazines senior vice president Matthew Petersen. Hearst says “key members” of iCrossing’s management team will remain with the company even after the deal closes. The closing is subject to regulatory review as well as other customary conditions, Hearst says.Media industry investment banking firm the Jordan, Edmiston Group served as Hearst’s financial advisor.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Fourth of July Committee has just released the schedule for the 2019 Wilmington Fun on the Fourth celebration.The celebration will be held on and around the Wilmington Town Common from Wednesday, July 3, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019.The carnival will run from 6pm to 10pm on Wednesday; noon to 10pm on Thursday; 6pm to 10pm on Friday; and noon to 10pm on Saturday.The spectacular fireworks display will take place on Saturday at 9:30pm.In addition to the popular Food Court, Community Meals will be provided by the Rotary Club (Hamburger & Hot Dogs on Wednesday); Knights of Columbus (Pancakes & Bacon Breakfast on Thursday); Wilmington Minutemen (Pancakes and Sausages Breakfast on Saturday); and Pack 56 Cub Scouts (BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad & Cole Slaw on Saturday).Concerts will be performed by the Lisa Love Experience; Katrina Marie Band; Haywire; and the Windham Community Band.Longtime traditions — like the 3-on-3 basketball competition, horseshoes,  ladies 2-mile walk, hospital bed race, and blueberry pie eating contest — all return, as well as a revamped 5K.The Committee also released the schedule for the Wilmington Family Day on Saturday, July 6.The Wilmington Fourth of July Committee will be releasing additional information regarding these events in the coming weeks.(NOTE: The above flyers are from the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee’s Facebook page.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedFUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect On Thursday, July 4In “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read The 2017 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth ScheduleIn “Community”FUN ON THE FOURTH: What To Expect At This Year’s Fun On The Fourth (VIDEO)In “Videos”last_img read more

first_imgSearchers have detected an underwater beacon from the Guardian Flight air ambulance that vanished en route to the Southeast community of Kake, the company said in a statement Tuesday. The plane with three crew members aboard departed Anchorage on Jan. 29 but never arrived in Kake. A three-day search turned up a piece of a wing near Kake, but there was no sign of the wreckage or three crew members aboard.Randy Lyman, Guardian Flight’s vice president of operations, said a ping from the plane’s “black box” was detected Tuesday. Efforts to triangulate the signal and recover the twin-engine aircraft are expected to follow, he said in a statement.Aboard were three Juneau residents: 63-year-old pilot Patrick Coyle, 30-year-old flight nurse Stacie Rae Morse and 43-year-old paramedic Margaret Langston.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday directed officials to carry out development works in over 750 unauthorised colonies on a “war footing” and complete those within five months. The direction was given by the Chief Minister in a high-level meeting with the Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Satyendar Jain and senior officials. It comes at a time when just a few months are left for the Delhi Assembly elections. Also Read – Charge sheet against AAP MLA Gulab Singh Advertise With Us “Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday directed that the ongoing developmental works in 781 unauthorised colonies should be completed on a war footing within five months by the irrigation and flood control department,” the government said in a statement. People living in unauthorised colonies play a decisive role in deciding the fate of any political party in elections. According to the statement, the Chief Minister will personally monitor the developmental works on a weekly basis. “The Chief Minister directed the department to submit a weekly report on the progress of ongoing developmental works now, which he will personally monitor,” it stated. Also Read – JNU poll panel cancels Yogi’s nomination Advertise With Us At the meeting, the Chief Minister was informed that the Model Code of Conduct during the Lok Sabha elections had halted the works, pushing the deadlines in many cases. The Delhi government has made a provision of Rs 1,500 crore in the budget for the development of these colonies. “The Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure that financial resources do not become a constraint in the development of unauthorised colonies. He said the government has made more than adequate provision of financial resources for these works,” the statement said. Advertise With Us Kejriwal also alleged that the DDA has “failed” to ensure proper development of Delhi. Had the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) ensured proper planned development of the national capital since its inception, residents of Delhi would not have suffered due to uneven development, he alleged, adding the DDA could not keep pace with the expanding city and failed to provide adequate housing in accordance with the demands of the residents of the national capital. Satyendar Jain informed the meeting that developmental works in Burari, Matiala, Vikaspuri, Badli, Mundka, Kirari, Nangloi, Uttam Nagar, Najafgarh, Sangam Vihar, Okhla, Badarpur, Deoli, Rohtas Nagar, Gokulpuri, Bijwasan, Chattarpur, Karawal Nagar and Patparganj segments will be completed in accordance with the directions given by the Chief Minister.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook seems to be once again taking cues from a popular competitor: The social networking giant is building a music video app that’s strikingly similar to TikTok, according to a new Techcrunch report. Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Lasso, as the project is reportedly being called internally, allows users to record videos of themselves lip syncing and dancing to popular songs, and then share them with other users. The app is being developed by Facebook’s Watch and video team, according to Techcrunch.Lip sync videos like the ones that Facebook’s Lasso is offering users to make had long been a hit for Musically, a short-form video app that became a hit among teenagers in recent years. Musically was acquired by China’s Bytedance last year, and folded into the company’s TikTok app this August. At the time, Bytedance said that TikTok had 500 million monthly active users worldwide.Facebook’s attempts to enter this space are being enabled by the company’s deals with major record labels, which it struck earlier  this year. Those deals also allow the company to use major-label recordings for user-generated videos.This wouldn’t be the first time for Facebook to copy features from competitors to stay relevant with younger audiences. Instagram incorporated Snapchat’s Stories feature a little over two years ago. The feature has proven enormously popular, and is now attracting over 400 million users every day — more than twice the size of Snapchat’s entire user base. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

first_imgIt was only a matter of time before it happened, but the Kinect has already been hacked to be the interface for a sex game.The demonstration comes from ThriXXX software, a development house that makes 3D role-playing sex simulation games, who are now working on a game that allows you to grope a polygonal hussy in real time using the Kinect.AdChoices广告The demo video — which has since been removed from YouTube — showed how the Kinect’s sophisticated gesture detection systems can be used to allow you to feel up a girl in a bikini. One imagines the prototype will expand from there to allow for even more lurid manipulation.In their statement, ThriXXX software says that “the open-sourcing of device drivers for Kinect have enabled the…device to be used directly from connected PCs operating on Windows 7…The Kinect interface provides another exciting interface option for users of the sex simulation software to control the experience in extraordinary new ways. Controller-free is the next generation of game user interfaces, allowing users to use gestures, spoken commands, or objects to control in-game action that creates a completely new sex game activity and magical experience.”Of course, whether or not ThriXXX can actually sell software based on this technology is a legal gray area, at best. “We do not have permission from anyone on any of this stuff, and have been using stuff from the hacker community to do a working prototype, following what [is] going on in that world,” ThriXXX said. “There’s been some question about whether you can use the Kinect in commercial projects,” he said. “I don’t quite understand it myself, since I’m not sure you can [control, through end-user license agreements,] hardware like that, but it’s something that needs a nice lawyer response.”My guess is Microsoft will fight this kind of stuff, if only because they don’t want the Kinect becoming synonymous with dry humping imaginary virtual girls.Read more at CNetlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has conveyed her best wishes to East Bengal Football Club, which marked a century of its existence on Thursday. The CM greeted all present and former players of the club on this occasion. “Today is the centenary of East Bengal FC. The club has had a glorious association with football, contributing to the sport’s promotion. My best wishes to all present and former players, officials and supporters of @eastbengalfc,” she tweeted. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata East Bengal Football Club was formed on August 1, 1920, by noted industrialist Suresh Chandra Chaudhuri. Most of its members hailed from East Bengal (now Bangladesh). Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Tuesday stoked a controversy when he asked if it was appropriate to support the football club while living in West Bengal. “East Bengal Athletic Club (basically soccer) is celebrating its centenary. Has it struck its office-bearers or any of its supporters why they are supporting East Bengal while sitting in West Bengal?” Roy had said on his official Twitter handle. Later, however, he issued a clarification after being stung by netizens over his observation. “Abuses pouring in, basically due to lack of understanding. Many of us have forgotten our East Bengali roots, but support the club of that name. The fact that I support East Bengal while sitting in West Bengal shd constantly remind me that we were driven out because of our religion,” he had tweeted.last_img read more

first_img April 27, 2015 — A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based screening program for individuals at high risk of pancreatic cancer identified pancreatic lesions in 40 percent of patients, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery.Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer death and can be considered a global lethal disease because incidence and mortality rates are nearly identical. Although treatment has improved, the surgery rate in patients with ductal adenocarcinoma is around 30 percent and the five-year survival rate is less than 20 percent. In about 10 percent of all patients with pancreatic cancer, it is possible to find a family history, according to the study background.Marco Del Chiaro, M.D., Ph.D., of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, and coauthors analyzed short-term results from an MRI-based screening program for patients with a genetic risk of developing pancreatic cancer.The study included 40 patients (24 women and 16 men with an average age of nearly 50). In 38 of the patients, increased risk of the disease was based on family history of pancreatic cancer. BRCA2, BRCA1 and p16 gene mutations were identified in some patients. The average study follow-up was 12. 9 months, with MRI screening repeated after one year if the initial screen was negative or at six months if there were unspecific findings or findings that did not indicate surgery.According to the results, MRIs found a pancreatic lesion in 16 patients (40 percent): intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia, which can become invasive cancer, in 14 patients (35 percent) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in two patients (5 percent). Five patients (12.5 percent) required surgery (three for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and two for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia); the remaining 35 continue under surveillance.”An MRI-based protocol for the surveillance of individuals at risk for developing pancreatic cancer seems to detect cancer or premalignant lesions with good accuracy. The exclusive use of MRI can reduce costs, increase availability and guarantee the safety of the individuals under surveillance compared with protocols that are based on more aggressive methods. However, because of the small number of patients and the divergent results, this study did not allow evaluation of the efficacy of MRI as a single screening modality,” the study concluded.In a related commentary, Mark S. Talamonti, M.D., of the NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Ill., wrote: “Pancreatic cancer is diagnosed in only 10 percent of patients with syndromic risk factors or a family history of pancreatic cancer. The other 90 percent are considered sporadic cancers with no currently known risk factors. And that is the real challenge for the future of early detection of pancreatic cancer. In current clinical practice, no biomarkers exist for diagnosing early-stage disease. Population screening with radiographic imaging or endoscopic procedures makes no clinical or economic sense for a cancer that represent only 3 percent of estimated new cancers each year; however, with an aging population, this most formidable of human cancers will only increase in incidence and frequency. There is a clear and unequivocal need for affordable screening strategies based on reliable biomarkers and efficient imaging modalities.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Related Content Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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