first_imgCALGARY – A defence lawyer says the world has always been pitted against two brothers with fetal alcohol syndrome who repeatedly sexually assaulted a teenage girl they randomly abducted at a bus stop.Sentencing arguments concluded Thursday for Cody and Corey Manyshots, who pleaded guilty two years ago to kidnapping, uttering threats, sexual assault and robbery.Court heard the brothers, both in their 20s, have poor cognitive function, low intelligence and mental-health issues. But that was not enough for the defence to argue they were not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder.“These two men fell through the cracks of life,” Alain Hepner, Cody’s lawyer, told the court. “They didn’t stand a chance from the minute they were born.”The pair approached a 17-year-old girl at a northeast Calgary bus stop in November 2014, forced her into an alley and sexually assaulted her.They then abducted the Grade 12 student and took her to their home, where they sexually assaulted her another 15 times until she was able to escape about eight hours later when they fell asleep.Excerpts from reports read in court suggested the brothers need to live in a structured, supervised environment to ensure their well-being and the safety of others.While a penitentiary would provide that sort of setting, everyone agreed putting the brothers behind bars indefinitely is not an option.There was discussion of what support might be available to the men after their prison terms conclude.“What more of a disability could an accused have?” provincial court Judge Terry Semenuk asked. “I’ve never seen a case like this.”Semenuk is to deliver a sentence Jan. 26.Hepner proposed about nine years in prison for his client, taking into account time already in custody.The lawyer said there is no treatment for fetal alcohol syndrome, but he hoped there is a way the brothers can get the resources they need to lead meaningful lives once their sentences end.Hepner, who said Cody does have some insight into his crime, presented a statement on behalf of his client, who cannot read.“He said he’s truly sorry for the pain he caused the young girl and he can no longer blame alcohol or drugs,” said Hepner, who added the man wants to get counselling for substance abuse.Corey’s lawyer, Mitch Stephensen, asked for a 6 1/2-year sentence, including time already spent behind bars.He said his client can barely read or write, functions at the level of a four to six year old and will become overwhelmed if given too much information at once.“Corey will not do well in treatment that he doesn’t have the mental capacity for,” said Stephensen, who cited one of the reports.“But in my respectful submission, we have to make the attempt.”The Crown had earlier proposed a 12-year sentence. Prosecutor Jonathan Hak argued the two show little empathy for the victim and there is a relatively high risk they will reoffend.Having them stay voluntarily at a residential facility following their sentence should not be considered, he added.“I think in the real world, that’s not going to happen,” Hak said.“I can’t imagine either of these offenders willing to go to a residential-type facility to live out the balance of their life.”Angelina Manyshots, the men’s mother, also addressed the court.“I really love my sons,” she said. “I’ll do everything I can to help them.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had the incorrect spelling of Stephensenlast_img read more

Rabat – King Mohammed VI accepted a 2004 request from a Senegalese woman to allow herself and her son, Mohammed Mounirou Anne, to travel to Morocco so that he could be treated from a rare congenital disease called Prune Belly Syndrome. According to a report by Telquel, the royal palace agreed to support the child during his time in the kingdom.The boy and his mother, Nedeye Mbaye Khewe, live in Dakar – the capital of a country that does have the necessary treatment options available for Anne’s disease, which occurs, on average, in one of every 40,000 births. “In Senegal, no one speaks of the disease,” the divorced and single mother said of the disease, which causes the absence of essential abdominal muscles. “They say it does not affect enough people and that we should not dwell on them.”Anne’s attending physician advised Khewe to head to Morocco as his condition worsened. Khewe submitted a letter and a her son’s full medical record to the Moroccan embassy in Dakar in 2004.Around 15 days later, the embassy called back to inform Khewe that she and her son were welcome to visit the Sheikh Zaid University Hospital of Rabat for medical attention.Since 2005, the family’s airfare and hospital costs have been covered by the royal palace. When the pair arrived in Morocco, the boy’s medical team, including an anesthesiologist and pediatrician, greeted them and explained to them the details of the disease and potential treatment plans, the mother said, referring to her first month and a half long visit as “intense.”Every two years since then, Anne, now 14 years old, has returned to Rabat for a check-up for his disease, Life expectancy for patients born with the disease is just a few years.Khewe said she wanted to thank the king personally for his support, adding “my son carries a picture of the king everywhere with him.” read more

WASHINGTON — The Latest on T-Mobile-Sprint merger hearing (all times local):11:05 a.m.Democratic lawmakers are challenging a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through.The deal would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies and create a behemoth roughly the size of industry giants Verizon and AT&T. The House Energy and Commerce Committee doesn’t have authority to rule on the merger, but members are able to use the forum to ask pointed questions.The committee’s chairman, Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, wonders, “How can we be sure that consumers who can least afford to pay more are not harmed by the merger?”T-Mobile says it won’t raise prices for three years, but Pallone says he’s sure that Trump administration regulators are willing to hold T-Mobile to that promise.___1:30 a.m.Top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are taking the case for their 26.5 billion merger to Congress, arguing that joining their companies won’t hurt competition or jack up prices for wireless service.They could face skepticism at a hearing Wednesday. The deal, which must win approval from federal regulators, would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies, creating a new behemoth roughly the size of industry giants Verizon and AT&T.Obama administration regulators blocked a similar merger earlier this decade when AT&T attempted to purchase T-Mobile, concluding that it would inhibit competition.T-Mobile and Sprint say American consumers would get more and pay less as a result of the merger and argue that the combination would allow them to better compete as wireless, broadband and video industries converge.The Associated Press read more

Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon said in a statement that the new gazette with the terms and conditions on how SAITM will operate in future will be issued soon.Cabinet yesterday approved a joint cabinet paper on SAITM and the Dr. Neville Fernando hospital. He says the President had informed the GMOA the meeting on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) issue is not official and that it is a secret meeting. Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says the Government Medical Officers’s Association (GMOA) had a “secret” meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena.Senaratne told reporters today that there was no official statement on the meeting held last Saturday as it was not an official discussion. The Government had on Sunday ordered the suspension of enrolling students to the SAITM medical campus in Malabe pending a new gazette on SAITM. The cabinet paper proposes that there are no more talks with the GMOA on the SAITM issue. (Colombo Gazette) read more

first_imgLondon has a large French population and attracts many visitors from the country. French citizens were also among those injured in the attack on Westminster Bridge in March.Spain’s Foreign Ministry says that one Spaniard was among the dozens wounded in the London attacks.A ministry spokesman told Associated Press that the Spanish man had been taken to a hospital where he was being treated for wounds described as not serious. The spokesperson spoke anonymously in line with ministry policy.The Met Police have confirmed that four police officers were injured. Of these, one was an off-duty rugby-playing officer who got hands on with an attacker.British Journalist Geoff Ho was also injured in the attack, and was seen holding his neck as he fled the scene. It is thought he was stabbed in the throat. 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. Geoff Ho His sister posted on Facebook that he had been stabbed in the face, neck and stomach but was stable and in an induced coma.She wrote:  “Doctors are very happy with how he’s come out the other side.“A massive thank you to the University of London Hospital for their tireless efforts in helping my brother out.”Germans are among those injured in the attack in London, including one who is seriously injured, according to the foreign ministry. In total seven people were killed and dozens injured. One of the four French wounded in the attack was stabbed in the beck and the back, French media reports said, adding that doctors spent several hours operating on her after she was rushed to hospital.Another French citizen reportedly suffered serious injuries to her legs when  when she was hit by the truck on London Bridge.French officials have so far given little information about the French victims and have identified none of them.But European Affairs Minister Marielle de Sarnez said that all four were living in London, which has a huge expat French community estimated at over 200,000 people.Emmanuel Macron’s office said the president was planning to call the families of the victims to express his support. People of all nationalities were injured in the attack on London Bridge on Saturday night.Candice Hedge, from Australia, was stabbed in the throat with a 12-inch knife and is recovering in hospital, while Oliver Dowling remains in a coma after being stabbed in the face.German, French, Canadian and Spanish citizens are understood to have been injured, as well as British police officers.Ms Hedge, 31, was eating a meal with her boyfriend when an attacker came up behind her and slashed her neck. Luckily, the knife missed her major arteries and windpipe. She was in a coma but is now awake and recovering. Canadian authorities said one of its citizens was “directly affected” by the attack, and that consular officials are offering support.Emmanuel Macron, the French president, said that authorities would work to help  victims from his country and increase security for those in London casting ballots in legislative elections starting Sunday “to show the force of democracy in the face of enemies of freedom”. Oliver Dowling, from Christchurch, New Zealand, and his girlfriend Marie Bondeville were injured in the attack. Geoff Ho, a business editor with Express Newspapers, was stabbed during the attack on Saturday night. She posted on Facebook: “Hey everyone, just so you know I’m doing OK. Bit of pain but I will survive. Thanks for your thoughts and well wishes. Love to all.”Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian prime minister, told the media: “We are aware of reports of two Australians who have been directly affected by this attack.“This afternoon, the Foreign Minister spoke to the parents of both Australians. One case has been confirmed and that Australian concerned is in hospital.“In the other case, we are continuing to make inquiries. Our officials will continue to provide every assistance they can to Australians affected by this shocking attack and their families.” Friends took to social media to desperately search for Mr Ho. They knew he had been taken to hospital but didn’t know where. In the early hours of Sunday morning, Isabelle Oderberg, a friend of the journalist, wrote on Twitter that he had been found in intensive care.She wrote: “We have found Geoff. He is in intensive care. Thank you for the RTs and messages. I’ll be going offline now until I hear more.” Geoff Holast_img read more

Police photographed Michael Seed as he met John Collins after the raid Almost £14 million worth of jewellery and cash were stolen in the raid The final suspect in the Hatton Garden heist, who became known as Basil, was linked to the raid because of his distinctive walks, a court has heard.Michael Seed, 58, whose photograph can be shown for the first time today, is alleged to have been a key member of the gang who carried out Britain’s biggest ever burglary.But after the heist he disappeared and was not arrested until last year when police swooped on his one bedroom council flat in Liverpool Road, Islington.Woolwich Crown Court heard how Mr Seed allegedly helped disable the safe deposit company’s alarm system, allowing his accomplices to drill through the vault wall during  the 2015 Easter bank holiday weekend.He and Danny Jones, 63, then allegedly slipped through the hole before the gang made off with an estimated £13.7 million in gold, cash and gems.CCTV cameras captured Basil wearing a blue boiler suit, white gloves, carrying a black bin bag and disguised with a wig, face mask and earphones, as he walked in through the main door of 88-90 Hatton Garden. Basil was captured on CCTV during the raid but his face was hidden from the cameras Mr Seed is also accused of being a member of the team who carried out a “strikingly similar” raid on the Chatila jewellery store in Bond Street in August 2010 in which around £1 million worth of gems and £45,000 in cash was stolen. Almost £14 million worth of jewellery and cash were stolen in the raid Basil was captured on CCTV during the raid but his face was hidden from the cameras Police photographed Michael Seed as he met John Collins after the raid “The Crown allege that the electronic devices found demonstrate that Mr Seed’s role during the Hatton Garden burglary was a crucial one: the disabling of the alarm or security system,” he added.He told jurors covert recordings of Hatton Garden burglars Jones, Collins and Terry Perkins, who died aged 69 last year, backed their case that Seed is Basil. The jury heard how Mr Seed was photographed by police as he twice met Hatton Garden raider John “Kenny” Collins, 78, in a park in Islington, in the wake of the burglary. Jones is said to have referred to Seed’s “frugal lifestyle” when he said the gold, cash and “foreign money” Basil had got from the raid would last him “Forever Tel, that will last him right through, he goes for the cheapest gaffs”.Collins is alleged to have talked about Seed’s apparent expertise with the alarm system when he said: “He can baffle me with bullshit. I’ll say why did the bell go?”The court has heard five of the six men who were physically present at Hatton Garden – Brian Reader, 79, Collins, 78, Jones, 61, Carl Wood, 61, and Perkins have been convicted of conspiring to carry out the burglary.Four other people – William Lincoln, 63, Hugh Doyle, 51, Terri Robinson, 38, and Bren Walters, 47 – were also convicted in connection with the crime.Mr Evans said: “The Crown allege that Michael Seed, the defendant, is the final participant in the burglary at Hatton Garden and is the man referred to by the co-conspirators as ‘Basil’.” Police found smelting equipment and a large amount of jewellery when they raided Mr Seeds flat The prosecutor said: “The fact that Michael Seed has a share of similar items, demonstrates that he participated in the burglary of Hatton Garden Safe Deposit as a joint principal and ringleader.”Books about electronics and surveillance, specialist devices that can covertly monitor sounds and movements, “training devices” and a gadget that could have blocked an alarm signal were also recovered from Seed’s home.Mr Evans said high-visibility “Royal Mail” and “BT” clothing found in his bedroom could have been used to gain access to premises for “reconnaissance purposes”. Comparing CCTV images from the raid itself with covert footage of Mr Seed, an expert concluded there was “strong evidence” to support the theory that he was the mystery manknown as Basil, Philip Evans QC, prosecuting, told the jury.Mr Evans told jurors: “He concluded that the ‘Basil’ footage showed someone with a particular habitual walk or gait – an abnormality in his right leg.”When officers raided Mr Seeds flat they found a home-made work bench in his bedroom with electrical devices, precision drills, a smelting machine and more than 1,000 items of jewellery, gold, watches and bundles of precious or semi-precious stones, valued by auctioneers at around £143,000.The court heard some 933 or 92 per cent of the items recovered potentially items stolen in the Hatton Garden burglary. Police found smelting equipment and a large amount of jewellery when they raided Mr Seeds flat Mr Evans said: “These two offences in particular required very specialist skills and knowledge to defeat the alarms and security measures in the premises.”The prosecution suggest that Mr Seed is one of those people and had the requisite level of skill and knowledge to assist in the successful execution of these crimes.”The court heard Mr Seed had spent a fortnight in Lisbon seven weeks after the Hatton Garden burglary, while holiday photographs suggested he had travelled abroad following the Chatila raid.Jurors were told he has been unemployed since 2009, never declared or registered any business in the UK, not declared or paid tax on any earnings, and does not receive benefits.Bank records showed injections of thousands of pounds into his account in the months following both burglaries.Mr Seed denies two charges of conspiracy to commit burglary and one charge of conspiracy to convert or transfer criminal property. 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first_imgAusenco has been awarded a Create phase contract to manage the C$237 million expansion of the Gilbraltar copper-molybdenum project in Canada for Taseko Mine. Ausenco’s Minerals & Metals business will manage on an EPCM basis the Gibraltar Development Plan 3 (GDP3) expansion, which will include the construction of a 30,000 t/d concentrator to complement the existing, currently operating, 55,000 t/d facility. Located in British Colombia, Canada, the Gilbraltar copper-molybdenum project has undergone a major, multi-phase expansion and modernisation program. Taseko reports that more than $300 million has been invested in both mining equipment and concentrator upgrades on the project. In addition to recent expansion work, Taseko expects that GDP3 will bring Gibraltar’s annual copper production capacity to 180 Mlb, double that achieved in 2010.Ausenco CEO Zimi Meka said the project award was the second contract the company had won with Taseko, following its initial work on the development of the Prosperity copper project last year. “We have formed a strong relationship with the Taseko team and are very pleased to be working with them to deliver this project by December 2012,” he said.“We’ve had a very positive start to 2011, winning a number of projects across our solutions phases and business lines and throughout the world, highlighting the strategic growth of our business and depth of our offering.”last_img read more

first_imgMTU Detroit Diesel Australia will showcase engines from 30 kW to 3,000 kW for mining applications on Stand 611 during AIMEX, September 6-9. The company’s 60-year history in providing power solutions has included supplying, servicing and supporting engines for dump trucks, excavators and drilling equipment. “MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s comprehensive range of products for mining applications will be exhibited, and visitors can learn about our complete power solutions for mine sites, from design to installation, as well as the supply, service and support of engines for all diesel drives and on-site equipment,”MTU Detorit Diesel Australia’s mining market development manager, Scott Wright, said.The company’s advanced engine technology sets the benchmark for safety and fuel efficiency, he said. “We deliver innovative, performance and safety driven solutions and are a brand that mine owners trust as we add value through our expertise and diversity in mining and resources, construction, civil and industrial engineering, and infrastructure investment.”Brands represented by the company include MTU, MTU Onsite Energy, Detroit Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, Allison Transmission, VM Motori and Kohler Power Systems.AIMEX 2011 would be used as a platform to meet and inform new and existing customers about the company’s total strength in mining, Wright said. “We are respected for our proven success and intelligent mining solutions and support.. Importantly, we have a passion and commitment to our customers, who view us as strategic partners.”last_img read more

first_img Related Items:deputy governor, Minimum wage, premier, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 May 2015 – Hundreds, maybe thousands should begin to see changes in their paychecks today as today marks the official start of a minimum wage increase to $6.25 cents per hour. Recently Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick shared that government workers have likely begun to see that change since April 1; which was the original implementation date. May is also the month the Premier and Deputy Governor had announced that Civil Servants would see changes in their pay after a re-grading exercise. In March media and public sector workers were told that the range of increase in pay is 21% to 67% with those working in Education getting the largest leaps; fire officers are also seeing a big boost of around 60%. Government has allotted $9 million dollars to this recurrent TCIG expense; another quarter of a million dollars is pegged for education and training opportunities. Recommended for you Bermuda swears in youngest Premier in country’s history TCI Premier Responds To Beaches’ Letter Announcing Closure Cabinet Report by Premier, His Excellency present.last_img read more

first_imgNuno Espirito Santo is confident his team’s chances when they face bottom side Fulham despite admitting they will be difficult opposition.Wolves will be aiming to return to winning ways after losing 2-0 to Klopp’s men while Ranieri will be hoping for the perfect gift to Fulham fans.“From our point of view it will be the same, the approach will be exactly the same, so the game will tell us whether it will be harder or not. He told the club’s website“For sure, it’s going to be tough, because Fulham, we played them last season, they are the situations that they have, as the season goes by all the teams start fighting for their lives, so that changes the reality of the games. But it’s going to be tough, very tough.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s different realities. In those moments both teams were fighting for different objectives that would get them promoted. Now the squads are totally different.“I think we’ve stayed more with the core of our squad, maintained our main places. I don’t know if Fulham, the decisions that they made, but it’s not the same team that we found last season, so it will be totally different.“What I see is that it will be difficult, they have a very good manager and they’ve tried to get back on their ideas and I see a better team.”last_img read more

first_imgFor more than 15 years, Paul Harris of Camas has been manager of the Clark County department that issues marriage licenses. Yet Harris and his partner of 40 years, James Griener, have been barred from obtaining a license for themselves, until now.Today, Harris, 64, and Griener, 68, will be the first gay couple in Clark County to apply for a marriage license.Clark County’s Marriage License Department at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., will offer extended hours for the next three days to accommodate an expected influx of gay couples wishing to marry:o 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.Equality Southwest Washington volunteers started welcoming couples at midnight at the service center. They were issuing numbers to the first 200 couples in line.The doors at the service center open at 7 a.m. so visitors can use restrooms and purchase snacks at the cafe. Refreshments will be offered to people waiting in line throughout the day courtesy of Starbucks, Women Democrats of Clark County, First Congregational United Church of Christ of Vancouver, Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver and other donors and volunteers. Marriage applicants are required to enter the service center through the parking garage in order to keep an orderly line. Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt will read a proclamation and congratulate couples at noon.Equality Southwest Washington has also organized public wedding events beginning Dec. 9, the first day gay couples may wed, due to a mandatory three-day waiting period.Public weddings will be held:o Dec. 9-12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Esther Short Park, 610 Esther St.o Dec. 9 from midnight to 4 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th St. in Vancouver.o Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Red Cross Building, 605 E. Barnes St.— Paris AchenHarris said he recognizes the historic value of being first in line, but the impetus for going first also has a practical purpose, Harris said. The couple’s marriage license application will be the first test for county software updates that reflect marriages of same-gender couples. The updates didn’t go into effect until midnight.last_img read more

first_imgThe drilling rig on Spy Island. Eni started exploration this week. (Photo courtesy Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement)This week, the Italian company Eni began the initial drilling of an exploratory oil well in the Beaufort Sea, west of Prudhoe Bay.Listen nowIt’s the first oil exploration project to take place in Arctic federal waters since Shell discontinued their efforts in 2015.The movement on the project comes after Eni passed a pre-drill inspection earlier this month, conducted by the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.Two of the Bureau’s personnel were present for the initial drilling to ensure compliance with permits and regulations. Inspectors from the agency will continue to make visits to the site throughout the drilling phase, which they anticipate to last most of the winter.There’s currently a second drilling project proposed in the Beaufort Sea, by the Texas-based company Hilcorp. Known as the Liberty Project, it’s a drilling and production facility that Hilcorp says could increase the amount of oil going through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline by 70,000 barrels a day. The federal government has begun preparing the final environmental impact statement for that project.last_img read more

first_imgThe record for fastest speed run of Fallout: New Vegas was broken multiple times last week. Hardcore fans going by the handles KungKobra, Swags_The_Dog, and Petite_Miku have been one-upping each other, trading places at the top of the speed run charts. As of writing, the new record is held by Swags_The_Dog at 20 minutes and 38 seconds. This is a game where most players are still creating their character after 20 minutes. These speed runs use a few bugs and glitches to get through the game this quickly, and they only complete the essential parts of a handful of mandatory quests, but they also use a specific character build that can speed up progress for any player.Playing as a female character is a key factor. All the Fallout games are very egalitarian when it comes to the sexes, but Fallout: New Vegas has an optional set of dialog that allows players to seduce their way through one of the major quests. This allows seductive ladies to completely circumvent a large section of the main storyline and avoid a long trip across the Colorado River just by using their feminine wiles. This isn’t just for the speed runs — it can be used in any playthrough and isn’t considered a cheat or glitch.AdChoices广告Not all female characters can be the bait in this particular honey trap, though. It can only be done by selecting a certain perk at level two, Black Widow. This perk grants special conversation options when dealing with some male characters, including a major villain. In the speed runs, the players gain enough experience points at just the right moment to hit level two and select this perk right before they meet their victim.When not doing a speed run, this perk also grants a bonus to damage against male characters. While the Fallout games have pretty good gender equality, there are more male enemies than female, so this perk is handy to have for both combat and dialog reasons.People with high charisma are the most special people in the world! When choosing their SPECIAL scores, all of these speed runs put their charisma at 10 right at the start. This gives them bonuses to their speech skill. They then “Tag” speech to give themselves an additional bonus. In the speed runs, this allows them to talk their way through a few encounters to save some time, however, the final boss encounter can be completely avoided if the character has a speech skill of 100.Speed runners are also good-natured. Fallout 3 and 4 don’t use a feature called Traits, but New Vegas does. This is an added layer of character customization that is available at the start of the game. Players have the option to choose a trait called Good Natured, which gives them bonuses to non-violent skills, like speech. This helps get players to that needed 100 speech skill in record time.The speed run videos show the players using glitches to increase their running speed, but they also choose a perk called Travel Light that gives a slight bonus to running speed if the player is wearing light armor. This can’t be picked until level four, but it still helps shave off a few seconds during the last few minutes of the runs. Players who are just playing for fun can still benefit from this perk; if taken early in the game, it adds up and can save players a great deal of real-world time when exploring the Mojave.Speed runners piss off just about everyone they meet, and are chronic failures. New Vegas has several main factions, along with many smaller groups who are all vying for control of the Mojave Wasteland. Hypothetically, players should meet all of them and learn what each group has to offer before choosing which ones to join or recruit. However, the game’s designers understood that players might screw up every single one of these missions and end up antagonizing every faction in the Wasteland. If players do this accidentally, there is a default ending to the game where no one ends up in charge of the Mojave.The speed runners deliberately and systematically meet every faction they are required to meet, and either open fire or run away after a brief conversation. This isn’t the way to experience the full narrative quality of New Vegas, but players who want to get to the end of the main storyline don’t have to worry about kissing up to the leaders of their chosen faction. There are multiple endings to the game, and the “Free Vegas” ending is satisfying to many players.The character builds used by these speed runners can help more casual players get the most from the real-world time that they invest in New Vegas. New fans who are just discovering the franchise thanks to Fallout 4 can try out New Vegas without having to devote a hundred hours to it, and longtime fans who never played a Black Widow have an excuse to take one more run through the game with a build that dramatically alters the story.last_img read more

first_img Citation: New Wave of Marketing: Upcoming Island Def Jam Party Will Show Nokia N810 (2007, October 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-10-upcoming-island-def-party-nokia.html A party on October 23 at Ruby Skye, a posh night club in San Francisco introduces the New Nokia N810 Tablet and the advent of combining big music giants with titans of technology. The news release by Island Def Jam Music Group, a division of Universal and mspot, an established mobile music and radio company will introduce a new music subscription service and simultaneously co-sponsor Nokia will show off its subscription service MOSH and the new Nokia N810. The greatly anticipated new Nokia N810 Tablet is the answer to small computing with features that surpass the 800 series. Nokia has released images of the new N810 Tablet and it seems to have something for everyone. Sleek style, user friendly keyboard and graphic capabilities that are outstanding. The specifications have not been released by Nokia, but if pictures are worth a thousand words—WOW describes the new Nokia N810.Maybe, that is why Nokia combined efforts with Def Jam Music Group to throw a launch party with top artists and technology wizards. The new Nokia N810 is the ultimate (by appearances) in mobile computing, design and ease of operation. It can download brilliant images, flip over to the users calendar and down load music with ease. It is a work horse for small or large projects and offers true portability. According to Nokia, the new N810 is powered by maemo Linux based OS2008. It has a highly customize user interface and contains the Mozilla based browser with Ajax and Adobe Flash 9. It is Bluetooth supported with enhanced audio and visual capabilities. It is a road warrior in design and application. The user can update a blog, search Google, download music and watch vivid You Tube videos. Needless to say, all that is necessary is a Hot Spot or Internet connection.The Nokia N810 seems to provide that incremental advance that make it newsworthy. According, to Nokia the N810 will start shipping in mid November with a sale price of $479 USD. The new Nokia N810 is set to launch at a party hosted by Island Def Jam Group and Nokia. The highly anticipated Nokia N810 is a sleek, easy to maneuver road warrior. It has something for everyone and may be the first truly mobile computing device. Nokia N810 Tablet This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. New Nokia N810 Internet Tablet hits store shelves Explore furtherlast_img read more

first_imgMany young ladies have a passion for clothes, makeup and accessories.Ladysmith matriculant Jenel Kumar loves shoes.Countless women can agree with her that there appears to be some mystical power associated with buying shoes, and buying clothing in general.Jenel is a shoe fanatic and goes crazy when she sees a lovely pair. “I just have to have them!”she exclaims.Jenel has a wide variety of shoes in her collection, suiting various occasions, all of which she wears with pride.From takkies to boots, sandals and high heels, Jenel has them all.“I love matching my clothes to my shoes. Everything must match for me,” she smiles.She has two cupboards devoted to storing all her shoes, as one filled up and there just wasn’t enough space anymore. When Jenel was a little girl, she used to model with her mom’s shoes, waiting for the day when she was old enough to have her own. Now she has no problem fitting into her mom’s shoes as well.“I have a variety of brand shoes such as Guess, Sissy Boy and other names.”Her favourite pair are the pink Stilettos she wore for New Year’s.“I love shoes; they are definitely my best friend!”To quote Marilyn Monroe: “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” Jenel would agree!DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

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first_imgFor more information: www.accuray.com, www.redjournal.org, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, www.thegreenjournal.com, www.uclahealth.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems The CyberKnife is equipped with the InTempo Adaptive Imaging System, which enables real-time tracking and correcting of the prostate during treatment. This image-guidance technology ensures the CyberKnife is on target, sparing normal tissue despite unpredictable, sometimes extensive prostate movement. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more The first paper, published in the September 2013 online issue of Radiotherapy & Oncology (commonly referred to as the Green Journal), found, in more than 1,000 patients with organ-confined prostate cancer, relapse-free survival rates were comparable to other established treatments at both three- and five-year intervals post-treatment. The second paper published in the October 10 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology (commonly referred to as the Red Journal) demonstrated that CyberKnife SBRT (stereotactic body radiation therapy) was a well-tolerated treatment that allowed patients to return to their pre-treatment health-related quality of life (QoL). News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | November 14, 2013 Two Studies Demonstrate Efficacy for Prostate Cancer Treated With CyberKnife System UCLA researchers evaluate long-term outcomes of more than 1,000 patients from multiple institutions The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communicationscenter_img “These studies confirm with a much larger patient population and longer follow-up what many smaller studies have already suggested: SBRT is an effective method for treating prostate cancer,” said Christopher King, Ph.D., M.D., professor of radiation oncology and urology, UCLA School of Medicine and lead author of the study. “Compact dose delivery and real-time tracking of prostate motion gave the authors of these studies the confidence to explore the potential of high-dose, extreme hypofractionation. Clinical outcomes so far validate the effectiveness and safety of treating patients with prostate cancer with minimal disruption to their lives.” In the second paper, “Health related quality of life after stereotactic body radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer,” published in the Red Journal, health-related QoL was assessed in 864 patients after prostate SBRT on the CyberKnife System. Reductions in urinary and bowel QoL recovered to baseline levels or better within six months and remained so over the long term. Sexual QoL declined in the first nine months in a manner that was no worse than that seen with other modern approaches to radiation therapy and observed in other studies. Overall, the QoL outcomes compared favorably to surgery and other kinds of radiotherapy. November 14, 2013 — Accuray Inc. announced the publication of two papers stemming from a large multi-center study of CyberKnife stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) led by investigators at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins 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 | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more In the first paper from the study published in the Green Journal, titled, “Stereotactic body radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer: Pooled analysis from a multi-institutional consortium of prospective phase II trials,” 1,100 patients with low-, intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer were treated with the CyberKnife System and followed for a median of 36 months. Relapse-free survival rates were comparable to or better than other established treatments at both three- and five-year intervals post-treatment. Additionally, for the 135 patients with at least five years follow-up, disease-free survival was 99 percent for low-risk and 93 percent for intermediate-risk patients.  News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more 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 News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read morelast_img read more

first_imgGUATEMALA CITY -– Guatemala’s agriculture vice minister, Mario Marcucci, announced that his country is increasing vigilance along the border with Mexico to prevent the outbreak of bird flu.The Mexican government last week declared an emergency alert following the outbreak, caused by the H7N3 virus, which does not affect humans, officials said. So far, more than 2.5 million chickens have been infected in Mexico, and one million birds died or were euthanized.The outbreak was detected on June 20 on a farm in the state of Jalisco, the region that leads Mexico’s egg production. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

first_imgSeptember is often overlooked as key month in the Kimberley cruising calendar, but for the Coral Expeditions crew this month brings many unique rewards. Here are seven reasons why:It offers a whale of a time! September is the season to get up close and personal with the majestic Humpback Whale. The humpbacks migrate from the icy waters of the Antarctica to Kimberley’s warm tropical waters between June and October but September is the best month to get a glimpse of them calving after the mating is done. With Coral’s onboard marine biologist, guests are given an immersive whale-watching experience and have a good chance of seeing one of the 35,000 creatures who visit the Kimberley coast.Tranquillity. September marks the end of the dry season, so tours taper off and visiting numbers decrease, giving those who make the effort to visit this region, the opportunity to experience the Kimberley at its most tranquil.It is blooming show. Wildflowers start blooming in the Kimberley from July but really reach their peak in September. Wildflowers of all colours, sizes and shapes, like the grevilleas or Kimberley rose or any number of the 65 species of Acacia (wattle) can be seen lining rivers and lakes and across the region.The birds and the bees. September sees the migration of half a million wading birds arriving on the coast from their breeding grounds in Siberia, which is a truly spectacular sight to behold. Many of these birds are still sporting their colourful breeding plumage and bring their chicks in tow, who are often only weeks old.Turtle time. While turtles can be seen all year round in the Kimberley, sightings can increase during the early part of the nesting season as turtles gather, in masses or alone, on beaches to lay their eggs. Australia is home to six of the seven species of sea turtle found in the world with the Flatback only nesting in Australia, but is most abundant on the northern WA coastline. With hatching occurring from October onward, September is a great time to spot turtles in the nesting phase.A land of contrast. As the Kimberley enjoys the balmy days before the onslaught of the rainy season, the landscape offers contrasts between the burnished ochre and reds of the land and the brilliant aqua tapestry of rivers that run through the region. It also makes for great swimming conditions in Kimberley’s, occasional, crocodile-free pools.Smooth sailing. Clear skies, warm days and balmy nights create ideal sailing conditions, and evening sunsets are a not to be missed experience.Coral Expeditions offers a 10-night Darwin to Broome (v.v) itinerary which includes two shore excursions per day, from exploring prehistoric Aboriginal rock art galleries with an expert guide to hopping in a Zodiac for a thrilling awe-inspiring cruise through the Horizontal Falls, described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world”. Other highlights include cruising the Prince Regent River before arriving at King Cascades, enjoying an Australian Beach barbecue and sunset drinks, as well as witnessing the tidal phenomena at Montgomery Reef.With facilities tailor-made for expedition cruising including the unique ‘Xplorer’ excursion vessel and a fleet of inflatable Zodiacs, coupled with the expert local knowledge of Coral Expeditions’ experienced Expedition Team, guests will complete this voyage with a new understanding and respect for this region.last_img read more

first_imgGeneva, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineQatar Airways today announced a strategic alliance with fractional jet program provider Flexjet to offer customers access to over 5,000 destinations beyond the Doha-based airline’s four North American gateways.Flexjet is aircraft manufacturer Bombardier’s fractional ownership business, providing access to more than 80 modern executive aircraft. Aircraft available as part of the Flexjet Connect program, are operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions.The new agreement, effective today, May 14, enables customers traveling on Qatar Airways’ scheduled flights to and from New York, Washington, Houston and Montreal, to book a private premium jet service in a single transaction to cover over 5,000 airports across the region.The exclusive partnership, managed by the airline’s private jet division Qatar Executive as part of Qatar Airways’ premium product portfolio, will ensure passengers have seamless and hassle-free onward connections in the USA, Canada, as well as parts of Mexico and the tropical islands of the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos**.No matter if the final destination is in California, Florida or British Columbia, Qatar Airways’ customers from across its global network traveling to or from North America via its Doha hub can conveniently connect in the privacy and exclusivity of a private jet to their final destination with Bombardier* Challenger* aircraft operated by Jet Solutions.All Qatar Airways’ customers will receive the same industry-leading customer service provided to Flexjet’s fractional jet owners.Speaking at a press conference at EBACE, Europe’s premier business aviation show, in Geneva today, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that the new service was yet another enhanced product offering by Qatar’s national carrier.“We are extremely pleased to be launching this new program and are confident that it is an attractive product offering for individuals and large multi-national companies alike,” said Al Baker.“Today’s customers want flexibility, extensive reach, confidentiality and convenience all from a single source.“This new alliance gives customers from Qatar and the rest of the airline’s international network the ability to book their travel on Qatar Airways’ commercial service and on-demand private jets to their onward destination within North America with a single phone call. Vice versa we look forward to providing the traveling public from North America a premium door-to-door service when heading to the Middle East and beyond.”Flexjet President Fred Reid said: “With a growing focus on the international business market, we have seen an increase in demand for travel to the Middle East and the surrounding regions. Today’s alliance with Qatar Airways – an award-winning airline that shares Flexjet’s passion for high levels of customer service – is an ideal way for us to provide a global aviation solution to our owners. It’s a win-win situation for all.”While Qatar Airways’ customers can obtain guaranteed access to a wide range of top-of-the-range Bombardier business jet aircraft, operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions, and access to over 5,000 airports in North America with as little as 24-hours advance notice, Flexjet fractional owners gain premium travel benefits beyond their North American service area, including access to Qatar Executive’s ultra-modern fleet of Bombardier private jets.At Qatar Executive, a dedicated concierge-style customer service team is available for all Flexjet Connect enquiries on 24 hours / 7 days basis to fully address all passengers’ needs and requirements, from flight arrangements to ground transportation and special requests.The Concierge team will arrange the required Qatar Airways’ tickets, as well as the contract, invoice and itinerary of the business aircraft sector, whether it is on aircraft available through the Flexjet Connect programme in North America or Qatar Executive out of the Middle East. Anyone can book this service starting today, May 14. The business jets on offer provide between 8 and 13 passenger seats, which are all available to the individual customer booking the flight.Being part of a well-established award-winning full service global network airline Qatar Airways, Qatar Executive customers can be rest assured to receive the highest standards of service in terms of quality, exclusivity, comfort and confidentiality provided by highly trained and experienced crew.For further information and bookings, the Qatar Executive Concierge service team is available 24/7 on +974 4445 3800 or request@qatarexec.com.qa. Further details are available at www.qatarexec.com.qa or on www.qatarairways.com.Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of 108 aircraft from its Doha hub to 114 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.www.qatarairways.com.qalast_img read more