Music Showcase: The Best Royalty Free Pop & Top 40

first_imgLooking to give your video or media project an upbeat youthful vibe? Check out these high quality royalty free pop and Top 40 tracks.We’ve handpicked the best pop and Top 40 style tracks from the world’s leading royalty free music producers. Perfect for lifestyle and action programming, these tracks have a relevant pop sound that connects with a youthful audience.License any of these royalty free tracks with our Standard License and be legally covered for all online usage (like YouTube, Facebook and web commercials), as well as corporate video and background music for television programming. Best of all, you can use our Standard License in multiple projects for perpetuity, without incurring any future royalty fees.We’ve handpicked each of these royalty free pop tracks to bring them to you exclusively here on Premiumbeat. You can now affordably license modern Top 40 style music!Check out all of our POP and TOP 40 music here!last_img read more

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History is within Team Lakay’s reach with 3 fighters featured in 1st ONE Japan card

first_imgTrump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed This kind of notoriety just had to make the soft-spoken team patriarch Mark Sangiao talk with joy since his stable has the potential to not just be part of history but make it.“Of course I’m very proud and ecstatic that the first ONE card in Japan will feature three fighters from our team,” said Sangiao Thursday at Gloria Maris in Gateway for Team Lakay’s media lunch. “And I hope those three will win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Team Lakay continues to make history.ONE Championship is set for its first fight card in Japan on March 31 for ONE: A New Era, and three of the fighters that will set foot at Ryogoku Kokigukan hail from the stable based on Baguio City.ADVERTISEMENT “If we can conquer Japan then it’ll certainly be part of history because Japan is one of the birthplaces of martial arts,” said Sangiao. “There are great martial artists there and they’re also technical.”“We will prove to the world that we’re one of the best when it comes to martial arts.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA: Phoenix clobbers Alaska to book playoff berth ONE World lightweight champion Eduard Folayaing will defend his title against Japan’s Shinya Aoki in the card’s main event while Kevin Belingon will put his ONE World bantamweight championship on the line against Bibiano Fernandes.Danny Kingad is also in the card as he takes on Andrew Leone in the quarterfinals of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix.Sangiao is relishing the chance for Team Lakay to create history in Japan if all of his fighters win in the land regarded as one of the origins of martial arts.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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Raptors Rout Knicks, 122-95

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Kyle Lowry got his triple-double and DeMar DeRozan set a Raptors record.Toronto’s All-Stars were so clearly the best guards on the floor that the New York Knicks could only settle for having the most popular one.Lowry had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first triple-double of the season, DeRozan also scored 22 while becoming the winningest player in Raptors history, and Toronto beat New York 122-95 on Feb. 22.Lowry said Toronto’s win and DeRozan’s achievement were more important, but thanked his teammates for letting him know late in the game that he needed one more rebound for a triple-double — helping him get it.“It’s crazy how much these guys really support me and I support them and we just support each other. So I mean, it makes our jobs a lot easier when you have that friendship and that camaraderie,” Lowry said.Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points for the Raptors, who won so easily that Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis changed his mind in the final minutes of the blowout and inserted Jimmer Fredette.Just signed to a 10-day contract, the former college player of the year made a 3-pointer on his lone shot attempt — about the only thing Knicks fans had to cheer during the team’s 12th loss in 14 games.DeRozan passed Chris Bosh and Morris Peterson with his 233rd win in six-plus years wearing a Raptors uniform.“It sounds good saying it, honestly,” DeRozan said. “I mean, it’s an honor for me, man. I’ve been here, it felt like since the beginning, and just to have that, that’s big.”DeRozan and Lowry outclassed the Knicks’ backcourt of Jose Calderon and Arron Afflalo, which combined for 3-of-13 shooting.Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks on the fifth anniversary of his trade to New York. Robin Lopez added 21 points and 13 boards.Toronto outscored New York 60-40 across the middle two quarters and put seven players in double figures.“When you’re not on the same page out there on the court it’s hard to communicate with one another,” Anthony said. “And for most of the game we weren’t communicating with each other.”New York trailed by just one before the Raptors closed the first half with a 15-2 run to take a 57-43 lead. The Knicks cut that lead to seven early in the third before Toronto broke it open again, building a 20-point bulge later in the period.“We can’t stop the ball, and a big part of our communication disappeared in this ballgame,” Rambis said.The only intrigue from there was whether Fredette would play. Rambis had said he had no plans to use the former BYU guard, signed Monday after spending most of the season with the Knicks’ NBA Development League affiliate.But Fredette came in to a loud cheer with 1:49 to go and nailed his 3-pointer 14 seconds later to a bigger roar from the fans who hadn’t already left.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)last_img read more

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Portwell: KUBE-3100 box-PC meets requirements of demanding applications

first_imgMitwell, a Portwell subsidiary, announces the launch of the KUBE-3100, which comes in a robust fan-less design and features the latest Intel Atom processor N3350 with up to 8GB (DDR3L 1866) of memory. The KUBE-3100 benefits from approximately 30% more processing power and 45% more graphics performance compared to the previous processor generation and provides the high-performance Intel Gen9 graphics with up to 18 execution units and support up to three independent high-resolution 4k displays via 2x DP and LVDS which can be used for Panel PC integration. Its rugged and compact design (158 × 145 × 49 mm), plus low power consumption, make the KUBE-3100 a perfect solution to support applications for kiosk, image processing, digital signage, medical and the harsh environments of factory automation.For local data acquisition, the new KUBE-3100 offers a broad range of industrial interfaces such as 2x Gb industrial Ethernet (Intel i210), 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 2x RS-232 and one BIOS configurable (RS232/422/485) serial interfaces. The M.2 Key-B, interface for SSD and a mini-PCIe with mSATA round the storage and extension capabilities up. The mini-PCIe interface additionally provides wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and LTE/GPS functionalities, making it an ideal IoT gateway solution. The compact system is very service friendly. Moreover, it operates with thermal design power under 12W for fan-less applications and supports a power input of 24VDC+/- 20% for rugged applications.For the use in demanding environment, the KUBE-3100 meets the Heavy Industry requirements of EN61000-6-4 (EMI) and the EMS standards IEC 61000-4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, and 4-8 which includes extended RS, EFT and CS criteria compared to the general Industry standard. This makes the KUBE-3100 a perfect fit for applications like Equipment connectivity, Production process monitoring, Environment Management and Process Visualization.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Kontron: new platforms delivering power to fast-track autonomous in-vehicle designsNext FRAMOS partners with Rhonda Software to strengthen embedded vision developmentlast_img read more

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New Injury Update For Clemson Freshman QB Trevor Lawrence

first_imgclemson freshman quarterback trevor lawrence poses for a team photoClemson head coach Dabo Swinney provided a new injury update for freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence during a teleconference appearance this evening. Here’s the latest.Lawrence, a five-star freshman, had to leave his first-career start on Saturday after taking a big blow to his head in the comeback win over Syracuse.The true freshman QB is doing much better today, though, according to Swinney.Lawrence’s status for next weekend’s game has yet to be determined, though.“All that stuff is Danny and the doctor. He actually was really good, he was trying to come back in the game yesterday but anytime you get anything with the head and neck area, there’s just no room for error there. So they shut him down and he actually was really good after the game and he was very good this morning, felt great. I think they were very encouraged by what they saw. He’s going to work out and they’ll continue to evaluate him and hopefully will see. But will go with what we got. Based on what they said I would expect that, but that’s all up to those guys,” Swinney said.Clemson came from behind against Syracuse on Saturday, remaining undefeated on the season.The Tigers are set to take on Wake Forest next weekend.last_img read more

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Conditions wiped from Brazeaus cocaine possession assault case according to Quebec court

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsAll the conditions imposed on Independent Senator Patrick Brazeau have been removed from his cocaine possession and assault case, court records show.Brazeau is scheduled to appear Tuesday to face charges of assault, uttering threats and cocaine possession stemming from a 4 a.m. April 2014 incident that ended with his arrest and his belongings tossed into the snow in the backyard of a residence owned by his current girlfriendCourt records show that all the conditions stemming from the April case were removed on June 30.The conditions initially imposed on Brazeau included staying at his designated residence between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., abstaining from alcohol, staying away from a man involved in the April 2014 incident and undergoing counselling. A condition to stay away from his current girlfriend was removed at an earlier date.In a separate case against Brazeau, the Algonquin Senator is also scheduled to appear Tuesday for the continuation of his sexual assault trial which was adjourned June 30. Two conditions imposed on Brazeau as part of his sexual assault case were also removed. He is still required to be of good behaviour and stay away from the alleged victim of the sexual assault, who is a different person than his current girlfriend.The Ottawa Citizen is reporting that Brazeau is expected to plead guilty to simple assault and cocaine possession as part of a plea deal struck to end his sexual assault trial.The Quebec Crown handling Brazeau’s multiple criminal cases had been treating the cocaine, assault and uttering threats case stemming from the April 2014 incident separately from the sexual assault case.Crown prosecutor Sylvain Petitclerc would not comment on the Citizen report, telling APTN National News to wait and see Tuesday.A plea deal in the midst of the sexual assault trial would be a stunning turn given that Brazeau’s alleged victim had endured about five days of cross-examination by the defence that at one point left her in tears. The judge-only trial adjourned June 30.The Crown was expected to submit video evidence when the trial resumes Tuesday showing Brazeau’s statements to the police shortly after his February 2013 arrest for sexual assault.The trial also heard testimony in June from the alleged victim who said she feared for her life during a morning of strife with Brazeau at a Gatineau, Que., residence. The woman alleged Brazeau sexually assaulted her at the home after he pushed her down the stairs. She also alleged that Brazeau choked and spat on her.The trial also heard in June from the Gatineau police officer who was first on the scene. He testified the alleged victim was crying and trembling when he showed up at the door following a 911 call. He also testified he smelled alcohol on Brazeau’s breath as the Senator was cuffed.Brazeau’s defence has tried to counter the Crown’s case by portraying the alleged victim as an aggressor, who physically confronted Brazeau that February morning because he wanted to end their relationship.Brazeau’s defence lawyer Gerard Larocque has also tried to undermine the alleged victim’s credibility by highlighting her entry into Canada. It emerged during trial that the victim, a Colombian national, entered Canada from Mexico using fake Mexican passports for her and her children.Larocque also suggested she received Canadian residency in a quid pro quo with the RCMP for her help in their Senate investigation into Brazeau.Brazeau was also expected to testify in his defence when the trial resumed.Larocque could not be reached for comment.Brazeau is facing a separate set of charges across the Ottawa River in Ontario. He is scheduled to face trial in March 2016 on charges of fraud and breach of trust charges related to his Senate expenses.Brazeau was also charged in October 2014 with two counts of being in the care and control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and being over the legal limit. That is also being handled separately.Brazeau was kicked out of the Conservative caucus after his arrest for sexual assault. He was also suspended from the Senate. That suspension ended after the writ was dropped triggering the current federal election.Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Brazeau to the Senate.-with files from The Canadian Pressjbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Unique exhibition by teachers of Rabindra Bharati University

first_imgKolkata: A one-of-its-kind exhibition by the teachers of Rabindra Bharati University titled “Propositions 2019″ will be inaugurated by Bidyut Chakraborty, Vice-Chancellor of Visva Bharati University, on March 19.The venue is Birla Academy of Art and Culture. Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Vice-Chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University will be present at the opening function. The exhibition is organised by the Faculty of Visual Arts, RBU. It is the only of its kind where the teachers will display their works. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”Propositions 2019” will showcase paintings, drawings, print making of 16 teachers of the faculty of Visual Arts, RBU. The teachers whose works will be on display are Aditya Prasad Mitra, Surajit Chanda, Dolon Champa Ganguly, Sohini Dhar among others. Initially, only the department of painting constituted the faculty. In the early 1980s, the faulty branched itself to five departments. These are paintings, sculpture, graphics painting, applied art and the history of art. The exhibition will encourage the students to see the works of their teachers. It may be mentioned that the Japanese government has recently given Rs 22 lakh to refurbish the Japan gallery of Rabindra Bharati museum.last_img read more

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Sony une troisième cyberattaque ce weekend

first_imgSony : une troisième cyberattaque ce week-end ?Le site Cnet révèle qu’un groupe de hackers envisage un nouvelle attaque contre les serveurs de la firme nippone. Une cyberattaque qui serait programmée pour ce week-end.Sony a du souci à se faire. Il semblerait que les pirates informatique n’en aient pas encore fini avec lui, après les cyberattaques constatées ces dernières semaines. En effet, le site Cnet révèle que des hackers ont planifié une troisième attaque, qui visera les serveurs et sites de Sony ce week-end.  Une information qui aurait été obtenue par un observateur du canal IRC utilisé par les hackers. À lire aussiDes chercheurs sont en train de développer une interface qui relie le cerveau humain au CloudCette fois-ci, ils auraient l’intention de rendre des données privées de joueurs (noms, adresses physiques et électroniques, numéros de carte de crédit) publiques.Cette semaine, le géant nippon avait suggéré que le groupe de pirates informatique militants Anonymous pourrait être responsable des récentes attaques. Cependant, ces hacktivistes ont nié toute implication dans le piratage qui a paralysé les deux réseaux de jeux en ligne de Sony.Sony avait annoncé hier que le PlayStation Network serait réactivé ce week-end pour les joueurs. Une remise en route qui pourrait être reportée face aux nouvelles menaces qui prennent une ampleur inquiétante.Le 6 mai 2011 à 11:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Harvard Scientists Want to Treat Melancholy With Mindfulness

first_img As anyone with mental health problems can tell you, the stigma of unseen illness is dangerous.And while there are countless treatment options—from therapy to medication—not every patient will find help.“Many people don’t respond to the frontline interventions,” Benjamin Shapero, an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), said in a statement. “There’s a great need for alternative approaches.”Like the one he is working on with HMS radiology lecturer and neuroscientist Gaëlle Desbordes: mindfulness.The psychological process of focusing your awareness on the present moment, the age-old technique has gained popularity as a practice in daily life.It has also garnered attention in the scientific community, where randomized controlled trials involving mindfulness have jumped from only one in the mid-1990s to a whopping 216 between 2013 and 2015.“My own interest comes from having practiced [meditation techniques] and found them beneficial, personally,” Desbordes revealed to The Harvard Gazette. “Then, being a scientist, asking ‘How does this work? What is this doing to me?’ And wanting to understand the mechanisms to see if it can help others.“If we want that to become a therapy or something offered in the community, we need to demonstrate [its benefits] scientifically,” she added.Desbordes’ research uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which records brain activity while snapping photos of the brain. In a 2012 study, she recorded before and after scans of subjects who learned to meditate over two months.The results, as reported by the Gazette, demonstrate that changes in brain activity in those who meditate persist even when the person is not actively ruminating.Fast forward six years, and Desbordes is still exploring meditation’s effects on the brain. Only this time, she’s applying her research to clinically depressed patients (selected and screened by Shapero).Her long-term goal: to “[tease] out just what in mindful meditation can work against depression,” the Harvard news site said. Scientists hope to identify the most practical elements and refine treatment.“Once we know which ingredients are successful, we can do more of that and less, maybe, of the parts that are less effective,” Desbordes said. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img Death Metal Music Inspires Joy Not Violence, Study Finds’Cute Aggression’ Is Triggered by Baby Animals, Researchers Say last_img read more

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Guingamp president Bertrand Desplat furious at the VAR decision

first_imgGuingamp side had rejoiced believing that they had a second goal before the break in their game with PSG, but Nicolas Benezet’s header canceled as a result of a VAR review for a foul in the buildup.Guingamp boss Antoine Kombouare did not waste time to show his dissatisfaction saying as quoted in ESPN:“There are two disappointments. The first is the first half where we can return to the locker room with 2-0,” Guingamp boss said.“Afterwards, it’s up to the referee and we saw that it was against us.“And the second disappointment is to have [conceded] the goal too early. That they scored very quickly [after half-time], it gave us a blow on the head.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“And after, what we can see is that we had given a lot in the first half, we left a lot of strength, and in the second half with their mastery, offensively it hurt us very much and they could do what it takes to score three goals.”Guingamp president Bertrand Desplat on his own showed his dissatisfaction at the VAR decision, saying:“Above all, I’ll say it wasn’t a great night for video refereeing,”“You can see there’s an enormous amount of progress to be made and French refereeing will have to get quickly up to speed, because you can’t ruin great evenings like this.”last_img read more

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Minister Pintard Tells Young Entrepreneurs Funding Could be Found to Realize a

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 22, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard gave sound advice to participants of the Grand Bahama Micro and Small Business Economic Empowerment Entrepreneurial Incentive Programme on how to get funding.Shortly after arriving at a recent training session at the C.A. Smith Building, the Minister asked the 18 participants to introduce themselves and share their information on their businesses.   He told them there were a number of funding options that could assist: commercial entities as well as investment firms looking to invest in small businesses.The Minister pointed out they should not get into businesses they were not passionate about.  He noted the government intends to put together a directory for persons to find funding; and that, moreover, if the business is the dream, one could find a network of people to make that dream happen.Twenty-eight year old Victoria Robinson-Joseph has started working on her egg farm. Currently working from home, she hopes to move to the Grand Bahama Highway.   She brought her recently hatched chicks to class for all to see.(BIS Photo/Andrew Miller)By: Robyn Adderley (BIS)last_img read more

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New York Publishes SingleSponsored Issue

first_imgThis week’s issue of New York includes a note to readers on the table of contents page explaining that HSBC’s advertisements had no impact on editorial content. The note reads, in part: “Because this is an unusual event, we thought it worth reminding you that the ads and editorial matter in New York are always completely independent of one another, this issue included.” While most consumer magazines have been hit hard by the economy in 2008, New York magazine has been essentially flat through the first three quarters, with ad pages dipping 1.7 percent.The New Yorker, by contrast, has seen its ad pages plummet 22.3 percent over the same period. Joining a small but growing list of publishers to turn over their magazines to a single sponsor, New York magazine this week sold 24 front-of-book advertising pages to HSBC, the European bank—making it the magazine’s largest single-issue advertiser ever.“New York magazine and nymag.com are vehicles for marketers who want to make a strong and immediate impact with an influential audience,” said New York Media publisher Larry Burstein.HSBC’s campaign is part of a series of 17 ads—some spreads, others full page—which touts the campaign message “different values make the world a richer place.” The statement appears on covers two and four of the magazine and appears as pop-up as an interstitial on New York’s Web site.New York isn’t the first to sell so many pages to one advertiser. Target famously sponsored an entire issue of the New Yorker in 2005. In August, ABC Television sponsored an entire issue of TV Guide.last_img read more

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ABM FirstHalf BIN Numbers Show Overall BtoB Industry Growth

first_imgOf the 22 print advertising categories tracked by BIN, 15 were down, with the Computing and Software category showing the steepest decline at 22 percent. Agriculture grew the most during the first half, jumping 11 percent. Digital advertising for the second half this year comprises almost 16 percent of revenues, and grew 14 percent compared to first half 2011. Data, at about 9 percent of overall revenues for the half, grew 7 percent. Staring with the second-half figures, ABM has significantly revised its digital revenue estimations after taking a deeper dive into IAB’s Internet Advertising Revenue Report, which is where ABM traditionally gets the digital figures for its BIN report. In a blog post explaining the revisions, research and content director Michael Moran Alterio says that IAB, using data compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers, includes search among the various digital revenue streams that are tracked. That category happens to take up 43 percent of all digital advertising according to the IAB report, but, says Alterio, has little significance in the b-to-b media realm. As a result, the search component was excluded from BIN’s digital revenue estimates, radically adjusting initial full-year 2011 b-to-b digital revenues from $6.3 billion to $3.5 billion—a 44 percent difference.  Trailing revisions to 2010 are shown here. ABM recently released its BIN numbers for the first half of 2012 and print, the second-largest revenue component, is still struggling. The other three components tracked, however—events, digital and data—posted gains when compared to the first half of 2011, pushing revenue 3.3 percent higher. But whatever momentum that was created in the 3.5 percent jump in total revenues from the first half to second half of 2011 was lost for now as the industry remained comparatively flat through the first half of 2012. Second-half 2011 revenues of $12.52 billion dipped slightly to $12.49 billion in the first half this year.Breaking down the components shows b-to-b media companies continue rely on events as their largest revenue contributor at almost 46 percent for the first half this year—which is up 4.4 percent compared to the same period last year. Print, at 30 percent overall, dropped 4 percent YTD. last_img read more

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Disaster declared for North Slope Borough damage from fall storm

first_imgA section of seawall in Utqiaġvik, AK that was damaged during a September storm that was recently declared a Federal Disaster. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management)In late September, Utqiaġvik was hit by an Arctic storm that lasted several days and caused over $6 million in damages to public structures.Listen nowOn Thursday, President Trump approved Governor Walker’s request for a disaster declaration for that storm. It’s the second time in three years that the North Slope Borough has received a disaster declaration for such an event; the last time was in 2015.The recent disaster declaration means that funding is now available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to rebuild those public structures that were damaged. Thomas Dargan is the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations on the North Slope.“There was high wind gusts up to 47 miles per hour, a storm surge two feet above normal high tide,” Dargan said.A storm of that magnitude isn’t especially severe for Utqiaġvik, but Rick Thoman, a climatologist with the National Weather Service Alaska Region, says what’s changed in recent years is the lack of sea ice — both nearshore, and out on the Arctic Ocean.“The wind basically acts as a plow pushing the water ahead of it and it piles into the land,” Thoman said.The result is often water damage to berms, roads, and buildings. Dargan says that one of the structures that needs repair in Utqiaġvik is a shoreline berm meant to protect the city from storm surges. The same berm was damaged and rebuilt back in 2015.In addition to receiving money to fix damaged structures, the relief comes with funds for mitigation — or protective measures — for the future.But building better storm protection isn’t easy. Dargan worked on the federal storm recovery effort in 2015 and says that when it comes to rebuilding structures like the shoreline berm, there are complicated engineering problems. And it’s not clear that they have a better option than to just keep rebuilding it.“We’re not quite sure what that long term solution might be,” Dargan said.The federal relief comes almost a year after the town of Newtok was denied a Disaster Declaration. FEMA currently doesn’t have a way to fund slow-moving disasters, like the large-scale coastal erosion that’s taking place in Newtok. In contrast, the damage to Utqiaġvik was triggered by a single, distinct event.last_img read more

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Good Guys in Superhero Movies Are More Violent Than Villains

first_img MovieBob Reviews: INCREDIBLES 2Comics that should be on the big screen Stay on target They don’t make superheroes like they used to. “Good guys” in superhero movies conduct more violent acts on screen than the villains they are battling, according to a study being presented today at this year’s American Academy of Pediatrics conference.In looking at 10 superhero movies released in 2015 and 2016, researchers found the films’ protagonists committed an average of 23 acts of violence per hour, compared to 18 acts by the antagonists.“Children and adolescents see the superheroes as ‘good guys,’ and may be influenced by their portrayal of risk-taking behaviors and acts of violence,” said the abstract’s lead author, Robert Olympia, MD, a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine and an Attending Physician at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/ Penn State Children’s Hospital.Apparently, violence is the answer. #MTVMovieAwards pic.twitter.com/ALrVnrVLHL— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) April 11, 2016The research looks at the movies Suicide Squad, Batman: The Killing Joke, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron.Rsearchers also found the films showed male characters in nearly five times as many violent acts (34 per hour, on average), than female characters, who were engaged in an average of seven violent acts per hour.The superheroes portrayed in movies are often more likely to commit violent acts than the villians, #AAP18 research shows. @CNN looks at why this could be problematic for kids, even if the violence is perceived to happen for a good reason: https://t.co/18y3bU6nm1— Amer Acad Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) November 3, 2018According to the abstract of the study, the most common violent act of superheroes was fighting, with 1,021 instances, followed by destruction of property, murder, bullying, intimidation and torture. For villains, use of a lethal weapon was most common, with 604 instances counted.To help counteract the negative influence superhero films may have on children, the study’s principal investigator, John N. Muller, MS, suggests families watch them together and talk about what they see.“Co-viewing these movies as a family can be an effective antidote to increased violence in superhero-based films,” said Muller, a medical student at the Penn State University College of Medicine. But the key, he said, is discussing the consequences of violence actively with their children.More on Geek.com:Microdosing Psychedelics Might Impact Creativity, Study SaysDoctors to Start Prescribing ‘Museum Visits’ for Better HealthMagnetic Nanobots Are the Future of Healthcarelast_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | November 27, 2013 Viztek to Debut EHR Platform at RSNA 2013 Platform to provide one-stop-shop for full EHR functionality from any platform to streamline patient order to result reporting The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more With the platform, Viztek will provide the first platform-agnostic EHR solution — compatible with MAC, Android, Windows and more — that fully functions at the browser-based level regardless of the operating system or device used. The company is sole-source providing the EHR through its established expertise in picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), practice management, billing, order entry, radiology reports, patient portals and other software products that they currently deliver. The platform will enable all radiology software components to seamlessly work together and in a Web-based architecture to ensure functionality of each component. Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. Viztek has leveraged its technology experience to create a web portal that makes the right tools accessible to the right people through the entire imaging exam process from scheduling to final report, reducing turnaround time and making the process more efficient. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img “We’ve really focused on the interaction between the imaging providers and outside clinics, which has streamlined and refined care,” said Steve Deaton, vice president, Viztek. “Improved communication translates to improved results. This translates to an increase in efficiency and more satisfied referring physicians.” RSNA 2013 attendees can learn more about the platform by visiting Viztek at booth 8117 in Hall B of the North Building. Browser-based and fully functional on all platforms, direct access to key imaging and EHR data will be possible through this platform. Forms do not need to be scanned, signatures do not need follow-ups and faxing or personally delivering important items will no longer be needed. The platform enables widespread communication between radiology providers and surrounding clinics via direct EHR portals or integration with their existing PACS. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more November 27, 2013 — Viztek, a provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, will debut a modular solution that combats electronic health record (EHR) interface challenges for smoother radiology workflow at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) Dec. 1-6 in Chicago. Amidst heavy and costly demands of regulations regarding interface requirements for Meaningful Use, Viztek’s solution for radiology service providers eliminates referral process stopgaps. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more For more information: www.viztek.net, www.rsna.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read morelast_img read more

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Costa Rican lawmakers pass antihunting law

first_imgCosta Rica’s Legislative Assembly on Monday unanimously passed in a second and final round of debate the first law sent to Congress by a public initiative. The law prohibits hunting for sport, and Costa Rica became the first country on the continent to ban sport hunting.The new law fines violators up to $3,000.Assembly President Víctor Emilio Granados said the law “will permit us to live in peace with other living creatures on the planet.”“I think this is a message we are sending future generations that hunting for sport is not a sport, but a brutality,” Granados said.In early October, lawmakers approved the bill in a first-round debate, after it was sent to Congress by public initiative, which requires the signature of 175,000 Costa Ricans.The text of the new law was sent to the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, which found no constitutional violations.To take effect, President Laura Chinchilla must sign the law, which she has promised to do.The law allows hunting only for personal consumption in limited circumstances, scientific research or wildlife population control. It does not affect sport fishing, a popular tourist activity in the country. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Letters from the trail Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica Part 3

first_imgRelated posts:Letters from the trail: Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica (Part 1) Letters from the trail: Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica (Part 2) Letters from the trail: Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica (Part 4) Letters from the trail: Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica (Part 5) Earlier this year, we told you about Camino de Costa Rica, a 280-km hike from Costa Rica’s Atlantic to its Pacific coast. Garry Wallace recently completed the Camino de Costa Rica, and he wrote a series of stories recounting the experience. Read: Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica (Part 1)Read: Hiking the Camino de Costa Rica (Part 2) Below is Part 3: ***A Taste of Costa Rica: Gastronomy on El CaminoYou would be forgiven to think our little group ate simple carbohydrate-laden foods, and lots of them, given the calories we were burning each day. But nothing could be further from the truth. We ate like kings and queens.All our hosts along El Camino went out of their way to impress us with their local cuisine, and trust me, we loved it.  In a sense, we ate our way across a continent, and I don’t believe any of us lost a pound on the hike.Just a few examples: Mondongo soup. Photo by Garry Wallace.Mondongo soup, made from cow tripe and local root vegetables, was creamy, smooth and warming. Dessert was a simple bowl of caramelized coffee beans spiked with cinnamon and served warm. Typical Olla de Carne. Photo by Garry Wallace.Olla de Carne is the ultimate Costa Rican beef stew.  This was traditionally a community collaboration. Everyone brought the ingredients they could contribute.  Sometimes it was beef, or pork or the rabbit that was caught that day. Everything was thrown into a big pot, and no one went hungry that night. Gallo pinto con huevo. Photo by Garry Wallace.How do you make a simple breakfast of scrambled eggs with gallo pinto special?  Serve it on banana leaves at 4,000 ft to famished hikers, that’s how. Photo by Garry Wallace. Photo by Garry Wallace. Lunch with a view!  Photo by Garry Wallace.A wood barbecue lunch served on a mountaintop consisting of mushroom skewers, grilled plantain and caramelized pineapple slices, was cooked by Chef Martine.  This has to be the best seat at any restaurant I know. Photo by Garry Wallace.Healthy and tasty, this meal included fish river trout, lightly grilled served with vegetables and, of course, rice and beans.No one — vegan, carnivores or omnivores — went hungry on this trip!Stay tuned for Part 4 tomorrow! Garry Wallace is a managing partner at Serenity Boutique Hotel in Quepos, Puntarenas.  Learn more at www.serenityhotelcostarica.com.  Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Cyprus should heed the trends in renewable energy

first_imgBy Charles EllinasGLOBAL natural gas demand will not carry on rising but will peak. Is this considered unthinkable? Then think again!Most recently published oil company Energy Outlooks talk about the possibility of peak oil but foresee gas demand continuing to grow in the period to 2050. A few, though, such as DNV-GL and IRENA, forecast that natural gas demand will peak earlier. The continuously falling costs of renewables and advances in electricity storage technology, including batteries, pose increasing challenges. Renewables are on the way to become cheaper than building new coal and gas-fired power plants, even without subsidies.Cyprus should heed this and open up the sector, and specifically solar power, to the benefit of substantially lower electricity prices and reduced emissions in line with EU requirements.Energy transitionIn its Energy Transition Outlook, released in September, DNV-GL forecasts that global primary gas demand will peak by 2034, as direct use of gas loses out to electricity. It forecasts that renewables will be taking an ever-increasing share of the electricity market, with gas demand falling back down to today’s levels by 2050.DNV-GL, though, warns that this requires the gas industry to remain cost-efficient if it is to stay competitive for the longer term. That will then ensure that gas decline, after it peaks by 2034, is slow and that it can still have a strong role alongside renewables in decarbonizing the world energy system. Expensive gas will hasten renewables penetration and could lead to faster decline. Increasingly, all fuels in the global energy mix will be competing on cost.DNV-GL also forecasts that “Driven by pervasive electrification, especially of transport, and by ongoing efficiency gains in other sectors, linked in many instances to digitalization,” advances in energy efficiency will lead to “peaking of energy demand worldwide in the 2030s.” It concludes that a rapid energy transition will lead to “a very strong growth of solar and wind, initial growth in gas, and a decline in coal, oil and, eventually, gas, in that order,” but even then the world “would still exceed the 2degC carbon budget.”Based on the deployment of low-carbon technologies to achieve the Paris 2degC goal, IRENA forecasts that fossil fuel use for energy would fall to one-third of today’s levels by 2050. Oil and coal would decline most, 70% and 85% respectively. Natural gas use would peak around 2027 and then decline by 30% from present levels.Even BP, in its Energy Outlook 2018, foresees a scenario under which gas demand peaks in the 2020s and declines below current levels. This could happen if the world were to enter an ‘even faster transition’, needed to reduce carbon emissions from energy-use broadly consistent with the Paris climate goals. According to BP, this could be brought about by a sharp increase in carbon prices and implementation of climate polices to encourage greater energy efficiency and fuel switching.Shell also recognizes the unstoppable rise of renewables. Its CEO, Ben van Beurden, said that the energy transition is “fundamentally a force that cannot be stopped…It is both policy and public sentiment, but also technology that is driving it.” In its Sky-scenario, Shell expects natural gas demand to peak by 2030 and start declining in the 2040s to low levels beyond 2070.It would appear that even though the oil majors in their ‘base case’ scenarios expect natural gas demand to carry on increasing at least to 2050, they are hedging their bets. They are also considering scenaria that show possible conditions under which future natural gas demand may peak well before 2050.Clearly the concept of ‘peak natural gas demand’ is not unthinkable and as such it should be taken seriously.As most major international oil companies are in the process of shifting future production to natural gas, often seen as a bridge between a fossil fuel past and a carbon-free future, this is an important issue.With the inexorable advance of renewables, the world has entered an era of abundant energy. This is leading to low energy prices, a more competitive and cleaner energy market environment and increasing pressure on fossil fuels if they are to hold-on to their dominance.Increasingly cheaper renewables, combined with coal resilience because of low prices, are putting the future outlook for gas in doubt. BNEF’s CEO, Seb Henbest, warned that “Wind and solar are just getting too cheap, too fast” for gas to play a transitional role. High oil and gas prices, climate policies and increasing use of carbon pricing are other factors that may accelerate fuel mix switch, threatening the view that gas can be a bridge fuel.Impact of climate policiesBP, in its Energy Outlook 2018, says the prospects for gas demand could be adversely affected, with both weaker or stronger environmental policies posing potential threats. Weaker policies could dampen the shift away from coal towards natural gas, while stronger policies could encourage greater gains in renewables and energy efficiency.Such policy risks might cause the gas share of primary energy consumption to plateau by mid-2020s to 2030s and then fall, “squeezed out by non-fossil fuels.”In introducing the Energy Transition 2018 report, Remi Eriksen, group president and CEO DNV-GL, said “There are many signs that the energy industry is on the brink of profound change. Globally, policy developments, despite some notable exceptions, continue to favour renewables technology. Last year, new renewable power capacity additions were more than double the new power capacity additions from fossil fuels. In capital markets, a reallocation of funds towards cleaner technology is underway.”With 2020 approaching, most of the world appears to be moving forward reviewing and often strengthening commitments. There is an expectation that climate pledges will be largely fulfilled and extended. This is increasing pressure on fossil fuels, as is the policy goal by an increasing number of countries of achieving near-zero emissions by 2050.Seven countries have already adopted legally binding commitments to largely eliminate carbon emissions by 2050 – UK, Mexico, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway and Sweden – mostly in line with Paris climate targets, with the Netherlands and California about to join them. This is gradually creating a momentum, with other countries being prompted to join them.Inevitably this could lead to major reductions in the consumption of fossil fuels, likely to lead to peaking demand well before 2050. Fossil fuels can retain a foothold through adoption of technologies to reduce emissions, otherwise their future use could face extensive scaling-down.The combination of more ambitious climate policies, technology advances, efficiency improvements and changing social preferences are leading to increasing penetration of cleaner fuels and slow-down in fossil fuel demand. It is social preferences combined with environmental activism that may hasten this transition.Gas prices in Europe and southeast Asia are already high and may increase further as winter approaches, impacting electricity prices. These are factors that contribute to implementation of greater energy efficiency measures and hastening renewables penetration at the expense of fossil fuels, and may eventually lead to faster peaking of gas consumption if they persist.Not all doom-and-gloomThe energy sector is changing fast, making long-term forecasts challenging. It is likely that in the longer-term natural gas demand will peak before 2050 and then decline over time. But it is not something that will happen suddenly. In fact, most of these forecasts predict growth in global gas demand over the next twenty or so years, followed by gradual decline.In addition, renewables have great success penetrating the global power sector, but very limited success in other sectors, such as transport and industry, where displacing fossil fuels is proving to be much harder.It is important not to miscalculate. Not to let the uncertainty of ‘peak demand’ stifle investment in oil and gas projects prematurely, before renewables and efficiency improvements demonstrate they are able to fill the gap in global energy demand. This could result in energy supply shortfalls and price rises, creating a problem for the global economy.Dr Charles Ellinas is a nonresident senior fellow at the Global Energy Centre of the Atlantic Council@CharlesEllinasYou May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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