Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France

first_img Short URL By Murray Kinsella Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloudSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Mar 7th 2019, 4:15 PM Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France Sean O’Brien is set to miss out, while captain Rory Best makes his return in the front row. 71 Comments JOE SCHMIDT IS set to name a much-changed Ireland team to face France in the Six Nations on Sunday.Garry Ringrose is likely to make his return from a hamstring injury at outside centre, while captain Rory Best, loosehead prop Cian Healy and second row James Ryan are also in line for recalls having been rested for the win against Italy two weekends ago. Ringrose has been sidelined since the England game. Source: James Crombie/INPHOJosh van der Flier is set to return to the team at openside flanker, meaning Sean O’Brien drops out of the XV and the Tullow man could even miss out on making the matchday squad with Jack Conan strongly in contention for a bench place.Iain Henderson is likely to be another addition to the starting XV after coming off the bench against Italy, while CJ Stander is set to be named at number eight having recovered from the fractured eye socket and cheekbone he sustained against England in round one.Schmidt looks set to continue with a back three of Rob Kearney, Keith Earls and Jacob Stockdale, while Bundee Aki is favourite to wear the number 12 shirt as Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray continue in the halfbacks.Ireland’s bench positions have also been closely contested, with John Ryan expected to provide back-up to starting tighthead Tadhg Furlong, while Jordan Larmour is set for a return in the number 23 shirt. Schmidt is due to officially name his team tomorrow afternoon.Possible Ireland team v France:15. Rob Kearney14. Keith Earls13. Garry Ringrose12. Bundee Aki11. Jacob Stockdale10. Johnny Sexton9. Conor Murray1. Cian Healy2. Rory Best (captain)3. Tadhg Furlong4. Iain Henderson5. James Ryan6. Peter O’Mahony7. Josh van der Flier8. CJ StanderAndy Dunne joins Murray Kinsella and Ryan Bailey to discuss Joe Schmidt’s undroppables and how France might attack Ireland’s predictability in The42 Rugby Weekly. https://the42.ie/4528933 Share59 Tweet Email1 Subscribe Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 7 Mar 2019, 4:15 PM 33,998 Views last_img read more

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San Diego blues legend Tomcat Courtney discusses his journey and 90th birthday

first_imgSan Diego blues legend Tomcat Courtney discusses his journey and 90th birthday bash January 7, 2019 Updated: 8:50 PM Posted: January 7, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One of San Diego’s greatest blues legends, Tomcat Courtney, joined KUSI to discuss his journey and a special birthday bash coming up.Tomcat Courtney’s 90th Birthday Blues Party will be a Texas Style BBQ Buffet with some of Tom’s favorites dishes.General Admission (First Come First Served Seating with buffet) is $30 and Vip Admission (Vip Reserved Seating and buffet) is $50.The birthday bash will be at Ramada Inn, 5550 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego, 92111, on January 24 from 6 P.M.- 10 P.M..Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomcat-courtneys-90th-birthday-celebration-tickets-54128074528?aff=ebdssbdestsearch center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Vancouver ceremony salutes Pearl Harbor survivors

first_imgRich Hatton was headed to breakfast aboard the USS Worden when he saw all the fancy flying going on in the sky over Pearl Harbor.As Hatton saw planes swoop and dive and skim the water, “I couldn’t imagine what our Air Force was doing,” he said.Then things started blowing up, and he saw the bright red balls on the wings of the planes. “My God, those are Japanese planes,” Hatton realized.Hal Lacey, who was part of the breakfast shift on the USS Tennessee, was heading topside so he could dump a pan of dishwater off the battleship.“Guys were coming down the ladder,” Lacey said, and they told him the Japanese were attacking the American fleet.“I put the dishwater down and headed to my battle station,” said Lacey, vice president of the Vancouver chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.They were among the Pearl Harbor veterans who gathered Tuesday to remember the 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers who died on Dec. 7, 1941.The Vancouver chapter welcomed members of the Portland survivors’ chapter for the annual event, held for the first time at the E.B. Hamilton Hall on the Vancouver Barracks campus.Gene Cole, president of the Portland chapter, was part of an aviation squadron based at Bellows Field. That was the scene of a unique meeting between American defenders and a Japanese attacker.last_img read more

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Next DOD Budget to Consider Eliminating Select Missions

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR After three years of living within tight fiscal constraints, defense officials will begin to consider jettisoning lower-priority missions to free up funds for the department’s most critical functions.  The wholesale cancellation of select missions is the only way to free up billions of dollars in a single budget year, Robert Work, the deputy secretary of defense, said this week. And regardless of whether lawmakers strike a deal to give the Pentagon more breathing room under the statutory spending caps, top officials are preparing for an extremely constrained topline budget number, reported Federal News Radio.“It’s going to be tough. There’s no simple way out of this problem,” Work said at a conference sponsored by the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. “The fact is that we’re going to have to really prioritize and be ruthless about it,” he said.The search for missions the department can abandon will be a key driver of the fiscal 2017 budget request the department is now developing. Next month Defense Secretary Ashton Carter expects to submit a new set of strategic guidance describing the basic factors the services should use to eliminate existing initiatives and divert their funding elsewhere, according to the story.Work’s comments come even as DOD leaders recently have become more optimistic that Congress will find a way to meet the department’s request for $585 billion for FY 2016, which exceeds the Budget Control Act cap by tens of billions of dollars. The broad rethinking of priorities is needed so that the Pentagon can invest billions of dollars in several mission areas, including nuclear, cyber and space, Work said, according to the story.“We can’t do base realignments and closures. We can’t even realign aircraft depots — which would save us a lot of money — it’s politically impossible,” Work said.“The next thing we could do is reduce force structure, but the demand on our forces as they exist right now is off the charts, so unless demand is moderated in some way, it’s going to be difficult to cut our forces. So that leads you to look into each one of your portfolios and say, ‘Where do we want to take risks?’” he said.last_img read more

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ADC Launches Initiative to Recognize Community Support for Service Members Military Families

first_imgADC and the Defense Communities Caucus are rolling out a new initiative to recognize up to 10 communities annually for providing outstanding support to service members and military families.The Great American Defense Communities program is intended to acknowledge the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host installations make to improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. Candidates will be selected based on the broad range of efforts they carry out on behalf of military personnel and their families, covering areas such as education, job opportunities, housing, family support during deployments and community appreciation.“There perhaps is no greater champion of a defense installation than its host community,” said ADC CEO Tim Ford. “The Great American Defense Communities program will share positive stories about the exemplary efforts being made in communities to support defense installations and their personnel.”The program will use local and national press events, exhibits in Congress and the Pentagon, and recognition during ADC events to highlight the successful initiatives being employed by defense communities to support the nation’s military men and women.A panel of defense community advocates and experts will review the nominations and select up to 10 honorees as Great American Defense Communities. Winners will be announced at the ADC Installation Innovation Forum in February 2016.Nominations are due Feb. 11. Applications are available on the ADC website.“I believe the communities who support our military installations across the country deserve recognition for the important role they play,” said Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), co-chair of the Senate Defense Communities Caucus. “In Kansas, we’re grateful to the communities that love and care for the soldiers at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth, the airmen at McConnell Air Force Base and Forbes Field, and the Kansans in the National Guard and Reserve.”“America is strongest when communities and military installations work together to bolster national security while creating jobs and strengthening their states,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), a founder and current co-chair of the Senate Defense Communities Caucus. “In North Dakota, defense communities like those in Minot and Grand Forks lead the country in building public-private partnerships that support service members and their families, and help the entire community grow and thrive. The Association of Defense Communities will honor exceptional communities through this program, and I encourage defense communities in my state and beyond to pursue this distinction.”“Service members and their families are an important part of every community in the United States,” said Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), a founder and current co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus. “My district has a proud history of military service that dates back to the Spanish arrival to the Monterey Peninsula, continued through the legacy of Fort Ord and survives today with the presence of Fort Hunter Liggett, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Defense Language Institute. These institutions help strengthen our community and I am excited to join in launching this program to honor the rest of America’s Great Defense Communities.”“Our close-knit communities around Fort Leavenworth, Forbes Field and Fort Riley deserve appreciation for the great work they do to help our troops, and their families, and I look forward to sharing their stories as part of the Great American Defense Communities program,” said Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), a founder and current co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Corporate Credit Card Program Administrator at UniFirstFull-Time Payroll Manager at UniFirstPart-Time Nanny For 1 Wilmington InfantPart-Time Babysitter For 2 Wilmington ChildrenPart-Time Yard Person at Garrick SantoFull-Time/Part-Time Salon & Spa Professional at Nicholas Scott SalonFull-Time Advanced Industrial Controls Engineer at SymboticFull-Time Robotics Support Engineer at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Embedded Software Q&A Engineer at RigakuFull-Time Construction Project Manager at Channel Building Company(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

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iPhone 11 Heres when we think Apple will announce the 2019 iPhones

first_img iPhone model and year Friday, Sept. 22   Wednesday, Sept. 7   Comments Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Apple iPhone XS See All iPhone Update $999 This year, Labor Day is on Monday, Sept. 2. Keeping with the pattern, Apple would announce its new iPhones the following Tuesday or Wednesday: Sept. 10 or Sept. 11. Either date fits the pattern, but since the news cycle on Sept. 11 is best avoided for obvious reasons, I’d go with Sept. 10 as the safer bet. I also predict preorders will kick off that Friday, Sept. 13. The date also aligns with the expected in-store release and shipping dates too, which I expect to both fall on Friday, Sept. 20. For the last seven years, you could purchase the regular flagship iPhones on a Friday, around the third week of September, about a week and a half after Apple makes its announcements. Specialty iPhones, like the iPhone XR, iPhone X and iPhone SE shipped out on their own timelines. Because the iPhone XR was available in October, there’s a chance the iPhone 11R will be in users’ hands in October too.There you have it. I believe Apple will announce the new iPhone 11s on Sept. 10, with preorders on Sept. 13 and shipping starting Sept. 20. Again, without Apple’s confirmation these are just predictions, but we’ll find out soon enough if I’m correct. Last year I wagered a can of Coke if I turned out to be right, which I was. (I’m still waiting for that soda BTW.) If I’m correct this year I shall wager… a box of Pocky. Apple Friday, Sept. 21 Now playing: Watch this: See it iPhone 7/7 Plus (2016)   Best Buy Mobile Phones Apple iPhone 5 (2012)   Wednesday, Sept. 9   $999 Sprint 8:10 Friday, Sept. 21 iPhone 5S (2013)   Tuesday, Sept. 10 Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Release date Tuesday, Sept. 9   Friday, Sept. 25    See It iPhone 6S/6S Plus (2015)   12 Photoscenter_img iPhone 8/8 Plus (2017)   The Apple iPhone XS. Angela Lang/CNET On Thursday, Aug. 29 Apple finally sent out invites for its iPhone 11 launch event. We were right! The iPhone 11 will launch on Sept. 10 in Cupertino. Though Apple hasn’t set out invitations to any iPhone events yet, the tech giant needs to whip up something exciting if it wants to get users hyped about the next iPhone 11, 11R and 11 Max (or whatever they’ll be called). With iPhone sales falling 12% in the fiscal third quarter, profits expected to dip to $9.6 billion and more people trading in their iPhones for Androids, Apple needs to make sure its new flagship phones are compelling enough to draw new customers or keep current customers updated. Not to mention, its main rival Samsung took the wraps off its Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 5G on Aug. 7, and the phones are looking pretty great so far.Read more: iPhone 11: 8 features I want real badSo when will Apple officially announce the 2019 iPhones? Based on previous years, I predict Apple will unveil the next iPhones on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Keep in mind this is just an educated guess, and we have no confirmation from Apple itself if this date is correct (Apple didn’t immediately reply to a request to comment.) However, there are a few reasons why this is the likeliest date. See It Friday, Sept. 16   reading • iPhone 11: Here’s when we think Apple will announce the 2019 iPhones iPhone 6/6 Plus (2014)   $999 Tags Friday, Sept. 19    Apple iPhone release and announcement dates (2012-2018) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Wednesday, Sept. 12   $999 13 iPhone XS/XS Max (2018) Wednesday, Sept. 12 All the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max rumors • Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Share your voice Friday, Sept. 20   Three new iPhone 11 models coming in September, rumor… For the past seven years Apple has announced iPhones either in the same week as Labor Day, which is on the first Monday in September, or the following week. In the past, if the US holiday occurred on Sept. 3 or earlier, Apple announced its iPhone the following week. When Labor Day landed on the Sept. 5 or later, as it did in 2015 and 2016, Apple announced the iPhone the following Wednesday (two days after Labor Day). Peep the chart below to see what I mean: Announcement date Tuesday, Sept. 12   Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean itlast_img read more

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Air France Executives stripped halfnaked as angry mob attacks managers over jobs

first_img Furious Air France employees stormed the companys central committee meeting and attacked two company executives following the announcement of 2,900 job losses. Human resources director Xavier Broseta and the head of Air France in Orly, Pierre Plissonnier, found themselves in the midst of an angry mob who literally ripped their shirts off their backs as they tried to escape the enraged crowd.Air Frances first forced dismissals since 1993 would include 1,700 ground staff, 900 cabin crew and 300 pilots between now and 2017. The company would also see its fleet reduced by 14 jets and Boeing 787 orders cancelled, as well as the phasing out of ageing Airbus Group SE 340s. Last week, Air France failed to reach a deal with pilots, who had been asked to work more hours for the same pay in a bid to stem annual losses going back to 2011, and the company said it would scale back routes in the absence of an agreement. The cost-reduction meeting was postponed after the staff members with banners and flags forced their way into the room.These attacks were made by isolated and particularly violent individuals as the demonstration by personnel on strike was going on calmly, Air France said in an emailed statement. Parent company Air France-KLM has said that it will take legal action against those responsible for the aggravated violence in Roissy-en-France.As the crowd descended on the committee meeting, Air France chief executive Frederic Gagey escaped unscathed. But he was followed by an unluckier Plissonnier, who was led through the horde with his jacket and shirt in tatters. Like Plissonnier, Broseta was also stripped and security guards helped him scale a fence to flee the attack.Air France-KLM has struggled to deal with budget airlines and increased competition from Middle Eastern carriers and it has relied on attrition and early retirement packages to cut the payroll by 9,000 over a three-year period.For several years now, successive heads of Air France have suggested rescue plans… Each time, its a bottomless pit with the same suggestions, secretary general of the General Confederation of Labour trade union, Philippe Martinez told RTL radio.I believe theyre trying to set one lot (of us) against the other. We need a real expert appraisal of the situation, he added. Closelast_img read more

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BNP leader detained in capital

first_imgLogo of BNPRapid Action Battalion (RAB) members arrested a ward-level BNP leader of Dhaka North city unit from his Khilgaon residence early Saturday.The detainee is Mirza Hasan Imam alias Bulu, 50, organising secretary of ward-23 unit BNP.Commander of Crime Prevention Company-1 of RAB-3 major Gallib claimed that Bulu was arrested along with seven patrol bombs and two crude bomb-like objects after 1am.Bulu had been planning to carry out subversive acts ahead of the upcoming national election, he said.last_img read more

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Logitech launches iPhone PowerShell controller and battery combo

first_imgThe biggest frustration with smartphone (and tablet) gaming is the need to cover parts of the touchscreen display in order to control the action. Touchscreen controls are also rather limited, so a range of alternative controller add-ons have appeared. Logitech has decided to join in by releasing its own take on an iPhone game controller accessory called the PowerShell.Images of the Logitech PowerShell actually leaked back in October, but at the time it didn’t have a name. It turns out those leaked images were real, but what they didn’t show was that Logitech has also integrated a battery with the controller. So, as well as getting 4 face buttons, 2 shoulder buttons, and a D-pad, there’s a 1500mAh battery that will keep your iPhone’s battery topped up while inserted into the PowerShell.The PowerShell is compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5S variants, as well as the 5th generation iPod touch, and uses the Lightning port to connect to Apple’s devices. The design allows the volume, ring/silent switch, and power/sleep buttons to remain accessible, and an included adapter lets you plug in headphones. You can also leave your iPhone in the PowerShell and charge both at once, which is a welcome feature.Although only listed for pre-order on Logitech’s website, you can pick up the PowerShell from BestBuy.com and Apple’s Online Store for $99.99. That’s not cheap, but if you factor in the battery, too, it might be worth it if you play a lot of games. And as for games, the list of compatible titles is expected to grow quickly mainly because iOS 7 introduced game controller support.last_img read more

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Protecting Your Business Documents

first_imgOctober 14, 2005 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Businesses in the United States make more than 1 billion photocopies every day and spend more than $25 billion a year to file, store and retrieve their paper documents. In many cases, records and information systems often represent as much as 50 percent of the total cost of doing business.With the technologies that are available today, however, it doesn’t make good business sense to spend large amounts of capital to store and maintain hard copy information. As with all aspects of a company’s business, using technologies that will increase productivity and reduce costs is vital to your profitability and success.Because of the cost-savings available, many companies are changing their attitudes toward data storage and are looking at innovative ways to handle the flow of data. Today, there are several inventive and cost-effective technologies available that can streamline the processing and storing of hard-copy data, which, in turn, will save you money–money that you can use to improve systems and invest in the future of your business. Let’s take a look at one of these new systems.Defining the SolutionDigital archiving, also known as scan-to-file, is one of the best methods around for processing and storing documents. Simply put, digital archiving is the process of converting paper information to a digital representation of the original document. These highly cost-effective conversions allow information to be stored and accessed easily, enabling companies to save time, storage space, money and resources, and increase their productivity and security.Over time, digitally storing information will reduce the costs of document storage. It will reduce employee workload associated with filing, retrieving and re-filing paper documents. Additionally, it provides easy access to search, retrieve, read, print and e-mail imaged files.Digital archiving also allows for expedient file transmission over the internet or an internal network. And it creates a flexible, electronic database of corporate documents, such as financial statements, required regulatory documentation, client and patient files, tax and legal documents–all of which can be password-protected to restrict printing and content extraction.And there’s more good news: The process is simple. Information is scanned and stored on one of a number of forms of media, most often on CD-ROMs, but also on hard disks or other file formats. You then store the digital data in a secure location, either onsite or away from your business. The digitally stored information can easily be retrieved by simply loading a CD-ROM or disk onto any computer. The document appears just as it did in its original hard copy form and can be saved to the computer, e-mailed or printed.Digital archiving enables companies to put unlimited amounts of information onto CDs. Imagine taking 35,000 pages of paper and converting it to three CDs.If you think digital archiving may be right for your company, here are a few questions to ask your visual communications partner:How is information scanned? Who does it and how long does it take?Information can either be hand-scanned or fed into a scanner based on the type of data being scanned. Scanning should be done by a team of professionally trained and certified digital specialists, who know how to scan and archive your important documents. Scanning times will vary based on the amount of information being converted. For example, 1,200 pages can take up to four hours to complete.Is the information secure while it’s being scanned for digital archiving?Most likely it is, but you need to ensure that the vendor has a dedicated and secure digital archiving imaging area designed with your sensitive documents in mind. Additionally, you need to verify that the information won’t be shared with any outside source, and your vendor should return all documents upon completion. In some cases, you and the vendor may determine that the scanning should be done at your location.Where is the information stored? Will the CDs be given to me to store or will I need to have the vendor to store them in a secure location?Typically, your vendor should store the information on CDs that will be returned to you for storage.What format will the digitized documents be in?At a minimum, documents should be converted to PDF because that’s the widely accepted format for digitized information. Additionally, PDF formatting is approved and in use by a host of local, state and federal agencies. However, based on your needs, files can also be created in Word and other industry-specific software.Kevin Cushing is the CEO of Salt Lake City-based AlphaGraphics Inc., a franchise network that works with people to plan, produce and manage their visual communications. AlphaGraphics offers digital archiving to clients at its nearly 300 business centers throughout the world. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Review

first_img Video Memory Warranty/Support Ports (excluding USB) 1920×1080 Review Nano SIM Company Website Windows 10 Pro It’s not every day that you get a sleek, 13.3-inch premium machine in your lap capable of withstanding military-grade torment. On top of its wicked durability, HP’s EliteBook x360 1030 G3 ($2,149 as configured; $1,449 starting price) offers an exquisite keyboard, a pair of intense Bang & Olufsen speakers and a blazing-fast SSD. While the EliteBook x360’s middling performance for the premium price gives us some pause, it makes up for it with solid battery life and a remarkable display. All things considered, the EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is one of the best business laptops on the market. article continued below Design The EliteBook x360 is a 2-in-1 with a petite, aluminum chassis lathered in a gray-silver hue. Its lid is home to a glossy HP logo and a two-tone line that runs across the lip. The sides of the laptop have a glossy sheen, while the hinge is stylishly cut outward and has an EliteBook logo in the center. When I folded it into tablet mode, I noticed that the lip of the laptop actually has magnets that connect to the underside, so working in tablet mode feels more comfortable and stable. The interior of the laptop is tight and compact, sporting a backlit keyboard with two Bang & Olufsen speaker vents on either side of it. There’s a decent-sized touchpad with a fingerprint reader just to the right of it. The bezels on the display are also relatively thin. At 2.8 pounds and 12 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches, the EliteBook x360 is one of the lightest premium laptops among its competitors. The Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) is slightly lighter and thinner, at 2.7 pounds and 0.5 inches, while the Lenovo Yoga C930 (3.1 pounds, 0.6 inches) and Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch (3 pounds, 0.6 inches) are on the heavier side. Ports The EliteBook x360’s thin design is light on ports, but it still has room for USB Type-A and an HDMI (wink wink, Apple). On the left side sits one USB 3.1 port with always-on charging, a headphone jack, the power button and a Nano SIM card slot. The right side has an HDMI 1.4 port, a security lock slot, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a volume rocker. Security and Durability Don’t let its attractive looks fool you — the EliteBook x360 passed 12 MIL-STD-810G durability tests. That means it can withstand multiple drops from 30 inches, vibration, shock, high and low temperatures, temperature shock, dust, high altitude, humidity, sand, an explosive atmosphere and an entire freezing and thawing process. In other words, it’s a complete badass. For security, the EliteBook comes with options that include Intel vPro (remote management), a fingerprint reader, an IR camera (Windows Hello) and HP Sure View (a privacy panel). HP also includes a self-healing BIOS software dubbed Sure Start. Display The EliteBook x360’s 13.3-inch, 1080p BrightView screen is stunningly bright and covers a solid range of color, and the Sure View panel is even brighter. BrightView is basically a glossy display, while Sure View is a privacy panel that, when turned on, brightens the corners of your screen to prevent visual hacking, which means it needs to be brighter than a regular display. I could spot every single wrinkle in Liam Neeson’s face in the Cold Pursuit trailer, and when the camera turned to William Forsythe, his flowery shirt flushed the screen with bold blue and traces of green-and-red accents. Even when the man with a very particular set of skills was attempting to bury a body, I could clearly see the “Open Road” label on his van parked in the shadows. However, the display is incredibly glossy, so a lot of glare seeps through. According to our colorimeter, the EliteBook x360’s display covers 115 percent of the sRGB spectrum (112 percent with Sure View panel), which is just slightly under the 116 percent premium laptop average. The Yoga C930 barely scraped by at 100 percent, while the XPS 13 (117 percent) and MacBook Pro (119 percent) beat the average by a hair. I could spot every single wrinkle in Liam Neeson’s face in the Cold Pursuit trailer, and when the camera turned to William Forsythe, his flowery shirt flushed the screen with bold blue and traces of green-and-red accents. At 415 nits (518 nits with Sure View panel), the EliteBook x360’s screen crushes the 313-nit category average, the Yoga C930 (273 nits) and the XPS 13 (372 nits). The MacBook Pro was able to break that boundary with a solid 439 nits of brightness. MORE: Laptops with the Most Colorful Screens There was a dead pixel in the first unit that HP sent us, but the replacement was in pristine condition. For more information on HP’s warranty coverage concerning damaged LCDs, click here. Keyboard, Touchpad and Stylus The EliteBook’s stylishly carved keys felt naturally springy as my fingers glided across the keyboard. I nailed 71 words per minute on the 10fastfingers.com typing test, knocking out my 66-wpm average. The keys travel at 1.4 millimeters, which just barely lands out of our 1.5- to 2.0-mm travel comfort zone. It did require a solid 71 grams of actuation force, meeting our 60-gram minimum requirement. HP’s Active Pen G2 rolled smoothly across the EliteBook x360’s panel as I attempted to draw the Batman symbol (it looked more like a moth). The stylus has three customizable buttons and charges via USB Type-C. It also comes with three replaceable tips. The 4.3 x 2.5-inch touchpad gives users plenty of room to move around its soft surface and was continually responsive to Windows 10 gestures like two-finger scrolling and three-finger tabbing. Audio Don’t be fooled by this 13-inch body. The EliteBook x360’s Bang & Olufsen speakers delivered heavenly music to my ears as Gorillaz’s “Feel Good Inc.” blasted across a small office and even leaked over to the surrounding rooms. From the creepy laugh and entrancing bass guitar to the solid drum beats and catchy vocals, I could feel the depth of every beat flow through my chest. Even when the acoustic guitar jumped in, the balance between treble and bass was sublime. It helped that the Bang & Olufsen Audio app has presets for Voice, Movies and Music as well as a full equalizer. Performance The EliteBook x360 can certainly pack a punch, tearing through 30 Google Chrome tabs, a 1080p YouTube video and the classic Candy Crush Soda Saga, thanks to its 1.9-GHz Intel Core i7-8650U processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and Intel UHD 620 GPU. However, it lagged behind similarly premium competitors on our benchmark tests. On the Geekbench 4 overall performance test, the EliteBook x360 scored 12,840, which narrowly beats the 12,191 premium laptop average. However, the Yoga C930 (Core i7-8550U), XPS 13 (Core i7-8550U) and MacBook Pro (8th Gen Core i7) all hit higher scores, at 13,952, 14,180 and 17,348, respectively. The EliteBook x360 completed our Excel test (matching 65,000 names and addresses) in 1 minute and 27 seconds, once again passing the 1:32 category average but trailing its competitors. The MacBook Pro (1:16) and XPS 13 (1:08) were several seconds ahead, but the Yoga C930 crushed the test at 0:04. On the HandBrake benchmark, the EliteBook x360 took a sluggish 25 minutes and 38 seconds to transcode a 4K video to 1080p, which is far from the 20:50 category average. The Yoga C930 (20:45), XPS 13 (16:00) and MacBook Pro (14:47) all flew by the average at a decent speed. HP’s 512GB SSD copied 4.97GB of data in just 6 seconds, for a rate of 848 megabytes per second, which practically doubles the 471-MBps category average. It tore up the Yoga C930 (339 MBps) and XPS 13 (508 MBps), but it couldn’t come close to the MacBook Pro (2,519 MBps). All of the competitors had a 256GB SSD. The EliteBook’s Intel UHD 620 GPU scored 78,673 on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited graphics benchmark, falling short of the 87,574 category average. The XPS 13 (85,616) and Yoga C930 (85,758) also fell below the average but scored much higher than the EliteBook x360. MORE: Laptops with the Best Productivity Performance When it came to real-world gaming, the EliteBook x360 averaged 53 frames per second on the Dirt 3 racing game benchmark — that’s decent, but still below the 73-fps category average. HP’s notebook beat the Yoga C930 (37 fps) and MacBook Pro (47 fps), but the XPS 13 came the closest to the average with 67 fps. Battery Life You’ll have no problem getting through your workday with the EliteBook x360. After continuously surfing the web over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, the battery lasted 9 hours and 39 minutes, which is over an hour past the 8:36 premium laptop average. It beat the Yoga C930 (8:09) and the MacBook Pro (8:43) but couldn’t get past the XPS 13’s whopping 11:59. The Sure View version of the EliteBook lasted 8 hours and 21 minutes with Sure View off and 6:46 with Sure View on. Webcam The EliteBook x360’s webcam was sharp when it came to identifying the layers of hair on my head but was soft and blurry when making out the corners of my nose. My blue-and-black flannel was well represented despite some saturation, but the contrast was on the bright side: The ceiling lights blew out half the ceiling in the image. But overall, it’s a pretty decent webcam. Heat The EliteBook x360 remained relatively cool under pressure on our heat tests. After streaming a 15-minute HD video, the underside measured 97 degrees Fahrenheit, which isn’t far off from our 95-degree comfort threshold. The center of the keyboard and touchpad hit 96 and 83 degrees, respectively. However, it did get hotter on the center of the underside near the hinge, which climbed to 106 degrees. Software and Warranty HP packs a ton of its own software on this machine, including HP Recovery Manager (performs maintenance and creates recovery data) and HP Support Assistant (automatically updates HP device drivers and troubleshoots hardware issues). There’s also HP JumpStart (Windows 10 tutorial), HP Sure Click (web browser security), HP ePrint (monitors printing status), HP WorkWise (connects laptop with mobile device) and HP PhoneWise (controls mobile texts and calls with laptop). Between its superslim chassis and long battery life, HP’s EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is an ultraportable dream. Let’s not forget about the usual Windows 10 bloatware, like Candy Crush Soda Saga, Dolby Access and the not-so-hidden Hidden City: Hidden Object Adventure app. The EliteBook x360 comes with a one-year limited warranty that can be upgraded to three years. See how HP performed on our Tech Support Showdown and Best and Worst Brands ranking. Configurations The EliteBook x360 I tested costs $2,149 (not including the $76 stylus) and comes with an 1.9-GHz Intel Core i7-8650U processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and an Intel UHD 620 GPU. The middle-tier version costs $1,949 and is outfitted with a Core i5-8350U CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The base model costs $1,449 and drops you to a Core i5-8250U CPU and a 128GB SSD. The Sure View panel can cost up to an extra $150. Bottom Line Between its superslim chassis and long battery life, HP’s EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is an ultraportable dream. It can get through any task, thanks to its bouncy keyboard and blazing-fast SSD. Let’s not forget about its gorgeous 13.3-inch panel and the epic Bang & Olufsen speakers. Despite all of that, it trails the competition when it comes to the amount of performance you get for the price. If you’re aching for more speed and don’t mind using macOS, the MacBook Pro 13 inch ($2,499 as tested) offers 35 percent more raw performance on top of an even brighter and more colorful display. However, if you want a Windows machine and you want to save close to $1,000, then the Yoga C930 ($1,299) is a solid alternative. It has faster raw performance, a sleek speaker hinge, an integrated pen slot and a bigger display size (13.9 inches). But overall, the EliteBook x360 is a solid premium laptop that provides more than enough security and durability options for business users. 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Being visible as an LGBTQ person or family is a deeply important

first_imgVirginia Lawmakers Block LGBTQ EqualityGood news: Have you seen these LGBTQ victories?State Equality Index: Momentum Builds for LGBTQ Equality! Latest posts by Rebecca Isaacs (see all) Many of Equality Federation’s state-based member organizations, from One Colorado to Equality VA, fought to preserve hard-won protections and block anti-LGBTQ proposals, perhaps none more exciting than the stunning rejection of the attempt to undo nondiscrimination protections in Anchorage, Alaska.Will you use our quick form to chip in $3 now to help us continue the wins? We can’t do it without your support.These are challenging times, but together we are strong. There is much work to be done — we need your support to move forward.The Supreme Court will rule on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case soon, and, no matter the decision, it will motivate our opponents to attempt to roll back the clock.Massachusetts is facing a repeal of nondiscrimination protections for transgender people.And, we need to continue our proactive work until every state has banned conversion therapy and passed comprehensive nondiscrimination protections.Enjoy this Pride month. Being visible as an LGBTQ person or family is a deeply important act of love and resistance, especially during these trying times. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Happy Pride Month!Our movement for equality and justice is powerful and we have so much to be proud of this year! Confronted by our opposition, we continue to build unprecedented levels of support for LGBTQ people and our families.center_img The road to full equality is long but we’re moving forward. I hope we can count on your support!In pride,Rebecca IsaacsExecutive DirectorThe following two tabs change content below. Rebecca IsaacsSince 2011, Rebecca Isaacs has been the Executive Director of the Equality Federation, the strategic partner to state-based organizations winning equality in the communities we call home. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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HIMSS and SIIM Form Joint Enterprise Imaging Workgroup

first_img Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | February 25, 2016 HIMSS and SIIM Form Joint Enterprise Imaging Workgroup Collaboration working to advance enterprise imaging through education, standards development and other activities 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 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … 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 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. 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 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. 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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 February 25, 2016 — While healthcare organizations are making great strides to manage patient data within an electronic health record (EHR), imaging data from across the continuum of care is often widely unmanaged, or even missing from the patient’s electronic health history.The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) have aligned to form the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup with enterprise imaging thought leaders to tackle these challenges. This experienced group of health information technology (IT) professionals understand that incorporating enterprise imaging results within the patient’s electronic health record offers many potential benefits, but the process adds challenges as well.“Despite widespread electronic health record implementations, many patients and doctors find the majority of their clinical data lies in poorly integrated diagnostic image, documentation image, and clinical scanned document silos,” said Christopher Roth, M.D., vice chair of radiology and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke Health. “HIMSS and SIIM collaboratively are addressing the interface between EHRs and image capture, storage, distribution, viewing, information, technology and governance needs faced by health enterprises today.”The workgroup creates a platform for sharing enterprise imaging strategies, creating awareness that images are an essential part of the electronic health record, inclusive of, yet broader than the more pervasive radiology or cardiology domains.Together, HIMSS & SIIM have established the workgroup to:Provide education;Support standards development;Address current challenges; andDevelop tools to accommodate the changing environment that expands the imaging domain across the healthcare enterprise.“Hospitals are struggling to manage all of the images their providers acquire while caring for patients, and the workgroup provides a forum to share best practices and establish standards with the goal of providing organizations with the information they need to develop an effective enterprise imaging management plan,” said Alex Towbin, M.D., associate chief, Department of Radiology, Neil D. Johnson Chair of Radiology Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.In its first year, the workgroup has actively addressed important concepts and considerations, resulting in the publication of several whitepapers, including:Enterprise Imaging Governance: Needs, Models, and Intents to ConsiderThe Current State and Path Forward for Enterprise Image ViewingA Foundation for Enterprise ImagingOrders Versus Encounters Based Image Capture: Implications Pre- and Post-Procedure Workflow, Technical and Build Capabilities, Resulting, Analytics and Revenue CaptureWorkflow Challenges of Enterprise ImagingTechnical Challenges of Enterprise ImagingConsiderations for Exchanging and Sharing Medical Images for Improved Collaboration and Patient CareFor more information: www.siim.org, www.himss.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 | 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 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 Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

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Solis Mammography Supports Texas Tomosynthesis Insurance Coverage Bill

first_img Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more March 9, 2017 — Solis Mammography, an independent provider of breast imaging services, believes that an educated patient makes the best decisions about their health. For this reason, Solis is urging support for Texas House Bill 1036 (HB1036), which if passed, would require all commercial insurance providers in Texas to cover digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. House Bill 1036 was introduced on Jan. 1 by Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston).In November 2014, the American College of Radiology released this position statement on 3-D mammography: “To be clear; tomosynthesis (3-D) is no longer investigational. It has been shown to improve key screening parameters compared to (2-D) digital mammography. The college applauds the decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to facilitate access to these exams by covering beneficiaries for tomosynthesis and urges private payers to do the same.”In 2016, Blue Cross Blue Shield began its 3-D mammography coverage in Texas, and Cigna announced on Aug. 23, 2016, that they would begin providing coverage, becoming the first national private insurer to cover 3-D mammograms. United Healthcare recently announced a similar decision, adding 3-D mammography to its list of covered services for screening and diagnostic mammography effective Apr. 1.The movement has shifted to other state legislatures who have already passed similar legislation to HB1036.  These states include Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Illinois and most recently New York. Research has proven the effectiveness of 3-D mammography, demonstrating increases in early detection of breast cancer by 54 percent and decreases in recall rates by 37 percent, as published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Early detection contributes to long-term survival and also to quality of life, as masses found earlier will likely result in less aggressive treatment.“In 2010, Solis Mammography’s chief medical officer, Dr. Steven Rose, presented the very first patient in the country to be diagnosed with 3-D alone to a [U.S.] Food and Drug Administration panel,” said James Polfreman, CEO of Solis Mammography. “In 2011, the FDA approved 3-D mammography, and in 2015, Medicare announced its decision to cover 3-D. It’s been another full two years since Medicare’s decision and we are still seeing too many women who have health insurance, but can’t get the best screening technology available because of a lack of coverage. This is simply not acceptable and women deserve better.”For women whose insurance does not cover the cost of 3-D, out-of-pocket expenses can range from $50 to $150 for the added benefits and specificity of 3-D mammography.  These benefits include:It provides around 60 layers of images, allowing radiologists to see cancers as early as stage zero;It is better able to see behind dense breast tissue, which is important for breast cancer detection as not all breast cancers cause a lump in the breast that can be felt; andIt enhances the accuracy of breast cancer screenings by increasing specificity of early detection, reducing unnecessary callbacks (aka false positives) and reducing the need for unnecessary biopsies and other follow-up testing.For more information: www.solismammo.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more 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 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more 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 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Related Content News | Mammography | March 09, 2017 Solis Mammography Supports Texas Tomosynthesis Insurance Coverage Bill HB1036 requires commercial providers to cover 3-D mammography read morelast_img read more

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Agents earn 2X STAR points with Sunwing plus Kids Stay Play and

first_imgAgents earn 2X STAR points with Sunwing, plus Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE Share Travelweek Group TORONTO — Sunwing has announced two new offers that benefit both travel agents and families in a big way.Until June 30, agents can earn 2X STAR Agent Rewards Points that convert into cash on all new package bookings to Barceló Hotels and Resorts and Occidental Hotels & Resorts, for departures between Aug. 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020.Moreover, each time an agent makes a booking at a participating resort, they’ll be entered into a weekly draw for a chance to win a seven-night, all-inclusive vacation for two to a select Barceló property. The more bookings they make, the more chances they have to win.Included in the promotion are Barcelo Maya Grand Resort, located in Riviera Maya with rooms that can accommodate families of five or more, as well as the Barcelo Bavaro Palace in Punta Cana, which features a water park and golf course on site. Also available is Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos, located just steps from downtown San Jose del Cabo.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upFor families, Sunwing has also launched its Make It Memorable sale, available until June 7. With the sale, families can take their travel budgets further with Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals on July and August departures to top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. Plus, families can save up to 35% on select Sunwing Experiences excursions. Families who book their summer getaway during the sale can take advantage of the newly introduced Best Price Guarantee on select experiences, meaning if they find the same excursion with the exact same inclusions elsewhere before booking their tour, Sunwing will match the price.All Sunwing Experiences are handpicked by local experts and priced in Canadian Dollars. Every excursion is licenced, insured and audited to meet and surpass regulations. All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines. Posted bycenter_img Monday, June 3, 2019 Tags: Family Travel, Sunwing << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Costa Ricas dolphinsafe tuna designation under scrutiny

first_imgRelated posts:Solís signs tuna fishing decree, but will it help Costa Rica’s oceans? Stop giving away free tuna fishing licenses, says NGO Costa Rica reels in tuna fishermen with tighter regulations Shrimpers protest trawling ban As the Costa Rican government stalls on the publication of newtuna fishing regulations, one environmental group has taken matters into its own hands.In a letter to Costa Rica’s agriculture minister, officials from Earth Island Institute, a California-based nonprofit organization, said that if Costa Rica fails to enact new regulations, the group would consider banning canneries that carry EII’s dolphin-safe label from purchasing tuna fished from certain parts of Costa Rica’s oceans.[See the translated letter here]EII has certified 90 percent of the world’s canneries as dolphin-safe, and the ban would affect 80 percent of the tuna canneries along Latin America’s Pacific Coast, including Costa Rica-based cannery Alimentos Prosalud and their popular tuna brand Sardimar.“Our concern is the spinner dolphin pods near Caño Island [in Costa Rica’s south Pacific], which are frequent casualties of industrial tuna fishing,” Angel Herrera, an official from EII, told The Tico Times. “If the government doesn’t stop industrial fishing in this area, then we are sincerely thinking that we will have to declare that the tuna fished there is no longer dolphin-safe.”The dolphin-safe label came about in the early 1990s as an attempt to curb the enormous amount of dolphin bycatch caught in the nets of tuna boats. Dolphins and yellowfin tuna in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean often swim together, and for decades tuna fishermen would cast their nets over dolphin pods to catch the tuna underneath. Conservation groups estimate that the practice is responsible for the deaths of 5 to 7 million dolphins. According to EII, a can of dolphin-safe labeled tuna certifies that the tuna was not caught with a net cast over dolphins.To avoid losing their dolphin-safe status, EII is asking the Costa Rican government to publish a decree that would ban fishing with purse seine nets — the preferred method for ships fishing for can-quality tuna — in the first 60 miles of Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline and an additional 48,822 square miles in the deep ocean.Though the decree came with widespread support from environmental groups and non-industrial fishermen, it has now fallen into an awkward limbo. The decree’s signee, former President Laura Chinchilla, failed to order the document’s publication in the official government newspaper La Gaceta, which would have officially made the executive order a law. The fate of the decree is now up to President Luis Guillermo Solís, who took office on May 8.For specifics on the tuna fishing decree see: Tuna company, fishermen and environmental groups squabble over unpublished fishing decreeIn a meeting earlier this month, members of the new government asked for two months to analyze Chinchilla’s decree before making a decision, but EII’s statements may make their choice easier.The decree’s largest opposition comes from tuna giant Sardimar, whose executives say the fishing restrictions would limit the supply of Costa Rican tuna for the cannery. Due to a Costa Rican law designed to encourage the cannery to remain in Costa Rica, purse seine boats fishing in Costa Rican waters are given free license renewals if they sell all of the tuna caught with their first license to Sardimar for a reduced price.Even if the decree is not published, Sardimar could now face similar restrictions if they hope to keep their dolphin-safe label.“We will make our decision sometime after the government makes their’s,” Herrera said. “The goal is not to encroach on Sardimar’s business, but our main concern is the dolphins.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Adelaide is staking a claim in the twittersphere

first_imgAdelaide is staking a claim in the twittersphereA NEW study of the Australian twittersphere has demonstrated how South Australia has successfully promoted itself as a unique travel destination for premium food and wine and world-class arts festivals.Research conducted by the Queensland University of Technology identified Australia’s 3.7 million Twitter accounts in 2016 and mapped their connections.The map illustrated how accounts were connected through overarching themes or clusters.South Australia was the only location to be featured on the topics list, which included themes such as sports, celebrities, teen culture, porn and politics.Co-author of the study Axel Bruns said South Australia’s appearance as the only location on the map was a surprise.However, he said the state’s position alongside arts and food demonstrated its success in promoting itself as a tourism destination focused on these two themes.“It seems to me that the accounts associated with South Australian tourism have been particularly active in connecting with those businesses interested in festivals, shows, wineries or gourmet travel on Twitter,” he said.“It’s great for these accounts to co-ordinate with each other to highlight activities and rally to tie into state-wide campaigns such as the Adelaide Festival.”The multi-institutional research used a social media analytics platform known as TrISMA to identify about 167 million connections between 3.7 million Australian Twitter accounts.The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) is responsible for promoting the state as a tourist destination and has more than 114,000 followers on Twitter.Director of Marketing Brent Hill said Twitter was an important strategic outlet the SATC used to conveniently showcase South Australia’s major highlights.“We know what our strengths are, what we compete on and those things include winery experiences, our wildlife and our events and festivals,” he said.“We obviously want our social media to be authentic and it has happened with organic growth where more accounts interested in those areas begin following South Australia.“We have an ‘always on’ strategy where we try to ensure we’re not just another voice so it is very interesting to find South Australia included in the map because we think it’s important to connect to those accounts within the target you’re looking at.”Professor Bruns said South Australia’s position on the southwest border meant it was less likely to be associated with the other themes on the map.“If there is a tweet about South Australia it might be more visible to other South Australian accounts or those around its cluster only,” Bruns said.According to Bruns, following more accounts from the celebrity or cycling clusters could lead to a broader reach for all accounts associated with South Australia.South Australia hosts world-class events such as the Santos Tour Down Under cycling race, the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide music festival.Source = The Lead South Australialast_img read more

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Abdullah Saleh Al Hammadi

first_imgThis is our second participation at OTM and also as a Focus Country. This exhibition is a key platform for us to work closely with our travel partners from India and raise more awareness on our destination United Arab Emirates (UAE). Through our participation at OTM, we aim to showcase the key attractions of UAE. OTM has provided a great platform for participating countries to interact and explore the trends in the tourism industry.last_img

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Go back to the enewsletter Pinnacle Grand Jomtien

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterPinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort at Pattaya will open its new beach club and restaurant in September, adding to the resort’s already extensive facilities.Encompassing a private beach, 600-square-metre indoor/outdoor infinity pool, a rooftop VIP lounge and four bars, the new Beach Club is available for events with a capacity for 500 people seated or 1,500 for a cocktail reception.Pinnacle Grand Jomtien Resort is 15 minutes’ drive from the heart of Pattaya on a 120-metre private stretch of Na Jomtien Beach. It has 345 rooms, all with private balconies, Thai décor and ocean or garden views. There are four swimming pools, and some bungalows have direct pool access.The Beach Club offers a swim-up bar and a choice of luxury cabanas or leaf-shaped sun beds. Other facilities include a Jacuzzi, day spa and resident DJ. The resort also offers diving, golf and more. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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