At least 19 people were killed when fighters with the terrorist group Boko Haram attacked the village of Malairi on Sunday, according to media reports.UN chief António Guterres is calling for those responsible for their deaths to be brought to justice.“The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about the persisting violence in the Lake Chad Basin region,” said his spokesman, in a statement issued on Monday evening.“He commends national and regional initiatives to bring peace and stability to the area and to address the root causes of the conflict.”The Lake Chad Basin region includes Cameroon, Chad and Niger, as well as Nigeria.The Boko Haram insurgency began in north-eastern Nigeria nearly a decade ago, spilling over the border to the neighbouring countries.The group’s activities, which include abductions and forcing captives to serve as suicide bombers, have displaced around 10 million people, as of 2017.The Secretary-General again called on the international community to increase support to regional efforts to fight the militants, which include the establishment of a Multinational Joint Task Force.
The rap artist Cadet A British rap artist has died in car crash while travelling in a taxi on the way to perform a concert at a university.Blaine Cameron Johnson, who used the stage name Cadet, was a passenger when the vehicle he was in was involved in a collision with a van in Betley, Staffordshire.The 28-year-old musician from South London was due to play a concert at Keele University. He died at the scene of the accident. The two drivers were taken to hospital with serious injuries, while three other passengers travelling with the rapper were also taken to hospital with injuries.A statement on Cadet’s Instagram page said: “We, the family of Blaine Cameron Johnson, known as Cadet (Underrated Legend) would like to share the sad news that during the early hours of 9th February, 2019, he passed away as a passenger in a taxi, en route to a performance.“Right now we the family appreciate your patience and will share with you any information as and when we can. Thanks for your support in advance.”Fellow rappers paid tribute to Cadet, describing him as “positive” and “humble” man who had an exciting career ahead of him.Cadet had toured the UK supporting fellow rappers Krept And Konan on their ‘The Long Way Home Tour’. Cadet performs on stage at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 26, 2015 in London, EnglandCredit:C Brandon/Redferns Krept, who is Cadet’s cousin, posted online: “My life will never be the same again… I can’t believe it. I am heartbroken.” An artist called Example wrote on Twitter: “Was chatting to you only last week about how excited you were for some festivals this summer. So much positive energy.“Smiling non-stop when I was with you, first time we met I felt as if I’d known you my whole life. Mad humble guy. RIP Cadet.”DJ Semtex wrote: “Can’t believe it… I was on stage with him last week. Never seen a man so happy. Everything was working out for him. This was gonna be his year. We were plotting on the best time to do an interview on his next single. RIP Cadet.”Mega So Solid wrote: “Woke up in shock this morning…. He brought life and substance to the UK music scene.”In a statement, Staffordshire Police said: “Emergency services attended and a passenger of the Toyota, a 28-year-old man from London, sadly died at the scene.“The drivers of both vehicles, a 36-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent and a 22-year-old man from Crewe, were taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with serious injuries.“Three further passengers of the Toyota were treated at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.” The rapper had accumulated millions of views on YouTube and Spotify, and was booked to play at this year’s Wireless Festival in London. The festival had said: “The proclaimed ‘Underrated Legend’, Cadet stepped into the music scene during the second half of 2015 with a hard-hitting freestyle reaching over half a million views in just a few months.“This was quickly followed by another heartfelt freestyle, Cadet is tipped for an unstoppable career.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Stay on target ESA Satellite Avoids Potential Collision With SpaceX Starlink CraftSpaceX’s Starhopper Aces Final Test Flight in Texas SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule carried some adorable cargo for its space trip last week: A “Zero-G Indicator,” also known as a squishy Celestial Buddies Earth plush. After making its “surprise” visit to the ISS, the toy is officially sold out online.On Sunday, the SpaceX Crew Dragon successfully attached to the ISS at 5:51 a.m. EST. Once astronauts performed safety checks and went inside the capsule’s interior, they welcomed Ripley, the Demo-1 test dummy astronaut decked out in SpaceX’s sleek spacesuit, and the Celestial Buddies plush, nicknamed “Little Earth,” which has become the ISS’ cutest resident..@AstroAnnimal welcomes humans aboard the first @SpaceX #CrewDragon to visit the station and introduces two special guests, Ripley and Little Earth, ushering in the era of @Commercial_Crew. #LaunchAmerica pic.twitter.com/QqzEEgDWzt— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) March 3, 2019The ISS astronauts were expecting Ripley, however, “Little Earth,” was a random surprise that was added by SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk, who sent the “Zero-G Indicator” with Ripley for the ride. On Saturday, Musk posted a hilarious video on Twitter of Ripley and “Little Earth,” which was captioned with, “Earth floats gently in zero gravity.” In the footage, the plush looks like it’s experiencing slow-motion movements.Earth floats gently in zero gravity pic.twitter.com/XUH3KeDPVe— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2019Over the weekend, “Little Earth” went viral on social media, and unfortunately, the toy is sold out on Celestial Buddies’ website. However, you can still get a larger version of SpaceX’s “Zero-G Indicator” on the company’s website: “Our Precious Planet.”Celestial Buddies’ “Our Precious Planet” Earth plush. (Photo Credit: Celestial Buddies)The giant plush, which is available for $24.99 on Celestial Buddies’ website, is a more detailed version of “Little Earth,” and features realistic details of our planet’s continents. It also serves as a “gentle introduction” to climate change awareness and comes with an educational hang tag that has information on pollution and tips for improving the environment.According to its “Earth Update,” Celestial Buddies won’t have any more “Little Earths” until the end of April, however, fans can enjoy these adorable pictures of the planetary buddy at the ISS in the meantime.Earth’s second day on @Space_Station started early, but he was happy to learn that even in space, the day starts off with coffee. Then it was emergency mask donning practice with @Astro_DavidS – if there’s an (unlikely) ammonia leak, we have just seconds to protect ourselves. pic.twitter.com/Mmtc6ii3B8— Anne McClain (@AstroAnnimal) March 5, 2019More on Geek.com:SpaceX Crew Dragon Successfully Docks to Space Station SpaceX, NASA Launch Crew Dragon on Crucial Test Flight to Space StationSpaceX’s New Crew Capsule Will Carry a ‘Fake Astronaut’ for Its Test Flight
“Drop continues to improve with December and January being the second and third highest months respectively since the casino opened on 28 December 2017,” Silver Heritage said.The company also revealed it plans to open three VIP gaming rooms at Tiger Palace in February to drive additional revenue to the property.In the same trading update, Silver Heritage revealed that it has amended its agreement with the owner of Phoenix International Club – the Vietnamese casino where it manages gaming operations in order to reduce fixed costs.The new agreement will see Silver Heritage take a reduced 30% share of GGR but says the overall impact on the group should be positive “driven by this reduction in fixed costs combined with focus on increasing footfall and drop at the property.” Buyer search no longer exclusive as main Silver Heritage candidate misses second deposit deadline Silver Heritage says Tiger Palace sale on hold after potential buyer misses deposit deadline Load More RelatedPosts Australian-listed Silver Heritage Group Limited has reported a 110% increase in table drop and 142% uptick in footfall at its Nepal integrated resort, Tiger Palace, in January – the first month since opening in late December 2017 that it has reported comparative year-on-year results.In a trading update through 29 January 2019, the company reported table drop of US$2,128,000 compared with US$1,009,000 in January 2018, while footfall increased from 4,361 to 10,584. Silver Heritage halts preparation of financial statements on a going concern basis as sale looms
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, February 10, 2019:190162 — Madaglia Estate190173 — Rooney — 80 Church Street190174 — Wilmington Planning Board — 773 Salem Street190177 — Hudson Estate(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”
0 If you take the 9 frames roughly in the middle and animate them – you get this…. the bit of each file name before EDR is the time in seconds – so these are about 8 seconds apart….80 or so seconds in this gif. pic.twitter.com/jh6d3L2yIH— Doug Ellison (@doug_ellison) March 27, 2019 Share your voice Mars is kept company by two cratered moons — an inner moon named Phobos and an outer moon named Deimos. NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/Univ. of Arizona A key component of a solar eclipse is, well… the sun. But images from the Curiosity rover on Mars show delightfully nerdy evidence of Martian moon Phobos passing in front of our star after the sun had already called it a day (or rather, a sol) and dipped below the horizon. A user on the unmannedspaceflight.com forums first flagged the images from Curiosity, and then NASA’s Doug Ellison, who helps coordinate the rovers’ photo-taking, took to Twitter to break down the unusual celestial sight. What’s that? Phobos illumination goes to 0, and the Sun-Phobos-Observer angle peaks at 179+ degrees for two minutes. That’s……AN ECLIPSE. The same UTC time as the middle of that block of images!!! pic.twitter.com/tD1Ep0xCwR— Doug Ellison (@doug_ellison) March 27, 2019 Sci-Tech Actually spotting the over-the-horizon eclipse took some involved image analysis. Basically, the dusk light the sun projects upward after setting briefly dimmed over the course of a few minutes. Ellison shared the above GIF animation, which is essentially a time-lapse of the event. When sped up this way, the projected eclipse can clearly be seen. Ellison also cross-referenced the photos with NASA’s Horizons database tracking the orbits of thousands of solar system objects to verify it was in fact Phobos passing in front of the sun that caused the effect. “I think this might be the first time an eclipse has been observed on Mars in some way…..AFTER sunset,” Ellison wrote. Tags Post a comment Solar eclipse Mars rovers NASA Space
Jatiya Oikya Front convenor Kamal Hossain. File PhotoA general dairy (GD) was lodged with Islamic University police station in Kushtia on Friday against Jatiya Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain on allegation of threatening journalists, reports UNB.Acting editor of Bangla daily Bangladesh Shomoy Mostafizur Rahman, and also a professor of Folklore Studies department of the university, filed the complaint, said Raton Sheikh, officer-in-charge of the police station.”Since the incident didn’t happen in Kushtia, we cannot take up the case. The complaint has been accepted as a general dairy,” said the OC.In his GD, Mostafizur Rahman alleged that Dr Kamal Hossain, after paying tributes at Martyred Intellectuals Memorial in the capital’s Mirpur area, threatened journalists when one of them asked him whether there was any connection of Oikya Front with the war criminals of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.In the complaint, he also said Dr Kamal not only threatened the journalists but also criticized them during a live broadcast saying, “How much money have you received? Why are you asking these unnecessary questions? What’s your name? I’ll see you … which media do you work for … will remember you.”Mostafizur Rahman also mentioned that it was a threat to media as well as disrespect to the glorious image of society as thousands of people were watching it on television channels. “This incident has scared the media workers as well,” he said in the complaint.Such threats and fearsome comments by Dr Kamal Hossain are contrary to constitutional rights of independent journalism as well as a threat to freedom of expression, he mentioned adding that this act is a criminal offence as per the Digital Security Act 2018 and Bangladesh Penal Code.Confirming the filing of the GD, SM Tanvir Arafat, Superintendent of Kushtia police, said the GD was forwarded to Darus Salam police station of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
In today’s film news roundup, Disney is developing “Flora and Ulysses” for its streaming service, Luke Wilson’s “The S—heads” gets distribution and Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” rounds out its cast.FAMILY DRAMADisney is in early development of a family drama based on Kate DiCamillo’s novel “Flora and Ulysses” for its upcoming Disney DTC (direct-to-consumer) service, Variety has learned exclusively.“Flora and Ulysses” centers on a cynical girl who spends her time reading comic books and a squirrel who is run over by the neighbor’s vacuum cleaner. The squirrel’s brush with death causes him to develop superpowers.The book won the John Newbery Medal from the Association for Library Service to Children. Gil Netter is producing and Lena Khan will direct from a Brad Copeland adapted script. Sam Dickerman is the Disney exec. Popular on Variety The Disney-branded DTC streaming service will launch in the latter part of 2019, streaming the latest Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars feature films. The studio will produce four to five feature films a year exclusively for the service.Disney is also planning to produce a number of original series for the new service, including a series based on Pixar’s Monsters franchise, a “High School Musical” series, a series from Marvel Television, and a live-action “Star Wars” series that Jon Favreau will executive produce.DISTRIBUTION DEALSlate Entertainment Group has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Macon Blair’s road comedy “The S—heads,” starring Luke Wilson and Ron Funches, for its blockchain video on demand platform Binge.Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Jody Hill’s Rough House Pictures, Alex Orr, and Filmscience will produce alongside Jeremy Saulnier, Blair’s Bonneville Films and XYZ Films. SEG is fully financing the project with production to commence at the beginning of 2019.Although it’s a global streaming platform, SEG said Thursday that it is committed to supporting the theatrical experience and will give selected films on the Binge platform theatrical windows.Blair is directing from his own script, which follows a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab. XYZ Films, an SEG strategic partner, will oversee production on behalf of SEG and brokered the deal with CAA Media Finance, which also packaged and arranged financing for the film.PRODUCTION STARTFox Searchlight Pictures has launched production on the satire “Jojo Rabbit” in the Czech Republic with “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi helming.Previously announced cast include Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson. The studio announced Thursday that New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie (“Leave No Trace”) has joined the movie along with newcomer Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo. Producers are Waititi, Carthew Neal and Chelsea Winstanley with Kevan Van Thompson serving as executive producer.“I’m stoked to begin shooting my anti-war satire,” Waititi said. “We’ve assembled an incredible cast and I couldn’t be more excited to finally ridicule Nazis and their beliefs. This film is going to piss off a lot of racists and that makes me very happy.” ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The story follows an awkward young German boy, played by Griffin, raised by a single mother (Johansson). His only ally is his imaginary friend Hitler, played by Waititi. His naïve patriotism is tested when he meets a young girl, played by McKenzie, who upends his world views.
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Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | March 03, 2009 Study Shows Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging Highly Sensitive to ILC Related Content News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more March 3, 2009 – Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) has been proven to be a highly sensitive imaging technique for the diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC), a type of breast cancer that begins in the milk-producing glands (lobules) and then spreads to the surrounding breast tissues, according to a study published in the February 2009 issue of “American Journal of Roentgenology.”The study found BSGI provides better sensitivity for detecting ILC than mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). BSGI, performed with the Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera, is a molecular breast imaging technique that can see lesions independent of tissue density and discover very early stage cancers.”The study is significant because ILC can often be difficult to detect mammographically and is often not palpable at clinical examination,” said Rachel Brem, M.D., director of breast imaging and intervention at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC and vice chair of the department of radiology. “BSGI offers improved detection of this form of breast cancer that impacts approximately 10 percent of new breast cancer patients every year.” Brem and her colleagues conducted a retrospective multicenter study of women with biopsy-proven ILC. All patients had undergone mammography and BSGI, and the imaging findings were classified as positive or negative for invasive lobular carcinoma by experienced breast imagers. Ultrasound and MRI results, if performed, were included for analysis. The sensitivity of mammography, ultrasound, MRI and BSGI was determined for each modality and compared. Twenty-six women, ages 46 to 82 (mean age of 62.8), with 28 biopsy proven pure ILC, mean size of 22.3 mm (2 mm – 90 mm), were included.The study concludes that BSGI had the greatest sensitivity for the detection of ILC with a sensitivity of 93 percent. Mammography, ultrasound and MRI demonstrated sensitivities of 79 percent, 68 percent and 83 percent, respectively.For more information: www.dilon.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. 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Share Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Tags: Cuba, Norwegian Cruise Line HAVANA — Norwegian Sky celebrated its maiden call in Havana with NCL executives including Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings President & CEO Frank Del Rio and Norwegian Cruise Line President & CEO Andy Stuart. Norwegian Sky is NCL’s first ship to sail to Cuba.“Today is a momentous day for Norwegian Cruise Line, our guests and our travel agent partners, as we open our doors to Cuba’s natural beauty, warm people and historical treasures,” said Del Rio. He added that “sailing into the Havana harbour today, we were welcomed by the Cuban people with open arms and excitement to share their incredible culture with our guests.”The Havana call marked the first of Norwegian Sky’s weekly roundtrip cruises from Miami to Cuba. The ship will sail a total of 53 four-day voyages to Cuba, with 52 including an overnight stay Havana. The four-day itineraries also include a stop at NCL’s private island Great Stirrup Cay. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by “Momentous day” for NCL with Norwegian Sky in Havana
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the business has responded well to challenges, including a $416 million (27 per cent) increase in its fuel bill, to deliver a strong second half result.Underlying Profit Before Tax was $780 million and Statutory Profit Before Tax was $735 million compared with the record first half result in FY18 – a $179 million drop at the underlying level.“Our dual brand strategy with Qantas and Jetstar in the domestic market meant these segments delivered another set of record earnings. Across our network, capacity is broadly meeting demand, including shifts to capitalise on the continued strength of the resources sector,” Mr Joyce said.“Higher oil prices were a significant headwind and we moved quickly to recover as much of the cost as we could. That’s easier to achieve in the domestic market than on longer international routes, where fuel is a much bigger factor, and that’s reflected in the segment results we’re reporting today.“We also saw an increase in selling costs, simply due to the commissions associated with the 6 per cent rise in revenue, as well as costs linked to a weaker Australian dollar.“Importantly, we made good progress against our longer-term strategy. More 787s arrived and more 747s are being retired; Loyalty continued to diversify with new revenue streams to deliver another record result; and we started or completed several lounge upgrades to help maintain the revenue premium Qantas achieves.“Looking ahead, we’re seeing strong forward bookings. Competitor capacity growth has slowed internationally and is relatively flat domestically. And oil prices have declined from the peaks we saw late last year.“These factors point to a strong second half and we expect to completely recover our increased fuel costs by the end of this financial year.“We are mindful of potential signs of weakness in the broader economy and we’re always adjusting capacity to meet demand in individual markets – but overall revenue and yield indicators remain positive.“Above all, the resilience we’ve built into the business gives us plenty of confidence about our performance going forward.” Alan Joycehalf yearqantas
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THE development of an artificial reef off the coast of Polis has been given the go ahead, according to tourism officials.The reef will attract diving tourism and protect marine biodiversity, a spokesman for the Paphos regional bard of tourism said.He added that concerted efforts have come to fruition and as the site has finally been agreed to, the government has agreed to construct an artificial reef in the area, the second in the district of Paphos. The reef is included in the fisheries department’s plans for 2014-2020.“The main aim of these reefs is to protect marina natural resources and develop biodiversity and marine life, as well a more sustainable and responsible form of tourism,” he said.The fisheries department had studied possible areas for the reef, which fall under the protection of the Natura 2000 Plan.Artificial reefs are constructions intentionally placed on the seabed that aim to imitate the properties of a natural reef.“They serve as a haven, a place to feed, reproduce, and grow in size and number for living marine organisms.”Mayor of Polis Chrysochous Giotis Papachristofi told the Cyprus Mail that the government will foot the bill, which will amount to tens of thousands of euros.“We are expecting this project to get underway in 2018, I don’t know how they will create this sea park yet, as I don’t have all the details.”However, Papachristofi said the establishment of the reef is a good idea as it will help to promote diving tourism and snorkelling with both local and visitors.The reef will be sunk onto the sea bed in an area of sea stretching between Latchi harbour and the five star Anassa hotel, he added.“This is a special project, given the beautiful snorkelling and diving locations of the wider area and in crystal clear waters. The water temperature is generally good and the sea is calm, these are important elements for the further development of diving tourism as well as marine life,” said the tourism spokesman.The effort contributes to a wider general plan for the district of Paphos that follows sustainable and responsible tourism, he said.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola