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Elton Johns Good Heart Boosts Love Bravery Range

first_imgThe Elton John AIDS Foundation and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation have launched a new website – – to promote love and compassion.The website showcases how every second on twitter someone is bullied with words such as ‘bitch’ or ‘loser’ and calls on viewers to fight hate with words of love.The website also showcases unique footage of Elton John and Lady Gaga talking about love and compassion, and how it inspired them to launch the Love Bravery clothing brand.“The words Love and Bravery have real power” commented David Furnish, Chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “I was honored to help launch the Love Bravery line at Macy’s with Lady Gaga. It’s amazing to think that not only are these clothes and accessories super cool, with LOVE or BRAVERY emblazoned across your t-shirt, your hoodie or your purse, you’re really making a statement about what’s important!”Elton makes that statement in a new video released today for his single A Good Heart. The video is Elton’s first for over a decade. In it he wears a heart shaped pin badge from the Love Bravery collection. The video explores the power of love in its many forms – that of lovers, friends and family members. Anne Aslett, Executive Director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation feels “the song and the video for A Good Heart beautifully echo the spirit of Love Bravery.”Macy’s are donating 25% from every Love Bravery purchase to support the work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. To celebrate the release of ‘A Good Heart’ Macy’s are running a special promotion with a further 25% discount on all items in the Love Bravery range. To find out more and claim your discount go to John AIDS Foundationlast_img read more

Freshii CEO says growth still underway but bottlenecks forced revised timelines

first_imgCALGARY – The CEO of healthy fast-food chain Freshii says bottlenecks in new markets, delays from major franchise operators and the setback at outlets in Target stores combined to force the company’s revised growth outlook late last month.Speaking at a small business conference in Calgary Thursday, Matthew Corrin said the combination meant fewer outlets could open this year, but that the stores are still going ahead.“As a fast-growing company, we learned things that we didn’t have the benefit of a year ago that caused additional bottlenecks in opening those stores,” Corrin said.On Sept. 26, Freshii revised down expected store openings for the year to between 90 and 95 from 150 to 160, and total expected stores open by the end of 2019 from at least 810 to 730 stores.But Corrin says the stores are still on their way.“It wasn’t a matter of if those stores opened, but when,” he said. “For all intents and purposes, nothing at all changed in the business.”Permitting and construction delays, along with slower than expected timelines for major franchise operators, pushed store opening timelines from the expected nine months to twelve, he said.“Every city we go into has a different permitting timeline, different landlords for the most part, different general contractors.”Corrin said the company has made numerous new hires this year, and changed some policies to help store roll-outs and that the timing is now back to nine months — but not in time to recover the store opening numbers for this year.He said the company’s decision to end an 18-outlet pilot with Target, because a lack of foot traffic at the retailer, also cut into net growth numbers.The revised growth outlook sent the company’s stock, which only listed in an IPO in January, down by a third.“I’m the biggest shareholder by a long shot. My family and I own 30 per cent of the company. And so, as you can imagine, I am personally disappointed in the share price,” Corrin said.But he said he no longer looks at the daily stock price, and is focused on continuing to adapt to changing markets and pressures.Corrin said companies that scale fast, that grow ahead of inflation and that cultivate a culture where employees are more productive and passionate can better adapt to changes like the minimum wage increases rolling out in several provinces.“When you bring all that together, your minimum wage issue becomes way more defendable than your competition,” he said. “So that’s why we sleep well at night.”last_img read more

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern to marry long-time partner

first_imgWellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her long-term partner Clarke Gayford have become engaged to be married, her office said Friday. A spokesman for Ardern and Gayford said the couple, who have a baby daughter Neve, agreed to tie the knot over the Easter break. He could not reveal whether a date for the prime ministerial nuptials had been set or who had proposed to whom. “I can’t say anything about it other than they are engaged and it happened over Easter,” the spokesman told AFP. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportArdern, 38, had Neve last June, becoming only the second prime minister in the world to give birth while in office and later taking the infant onto the floor of the UN Assembly in New York. Since the birth, Gayford, a television fishing show host, has taken on the role of stay-at-home dad. The engagement comes after a trying time for Ardern, who has been widely praised for her response to the March 15 Christchurch mosque shootings that claimed the lives of 51 Muslim worshippers. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsArdern said in an interview last year that she would not propose to Gayford, even though she regards herself as a feminist. “I want to put him through the pain and torture of having to agonise about that question himself,” she told the BBC. News of the engagement broke after journalists noticed Ardern was wearing a diamond ring while carrying out her duties on Friday. However, there have been at least two false alarms in the past when Ardern has been spotted sporting bling on her ring finger. On both occasions she quashed the speculation, saying she had to constantly swap her rings between fingers on her left hand due to eczema.last_img read more

9 leaders of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests found guilty

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong court has found nine leaders of 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations guilty on public nuisance and other charges.Those convicted Tuesday included law professor Benny Tai, retired sociology professor Chan Kin-man, and pastor Chu Yiu-ming. Two current lawmakers, one former lawmaker, two student leaders and a political activist were also found guilty.They were leaders of the “Occupy Central” campaign to demand the right of the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s population to choose its own leader.Hong Kong’s biggest popular protest in recent years also known as the Umbrella Movement laid siege to government headquarters and paralyzed the financial district for 79 days.The movement fizzled with no concession from the Hong Kong government for free elections.More than 100 supporters, some raising yellow umbrellas, gathered at the courthouse.The Associated Press read more

New Brunswick unveils plans for Crownrun marijuana stores plus home delivery

FREDERICTON — New Brunswickers will buy their legal marijuana at a subsidiary of the province’s liquor commission — and have sommelier-like staff to guide them.The province also announced Wednesday the stores will be more tightly controlled than liquor outlets, but home delivery will be available.“No one under the legal age will be allowed inside the premises. That will happen at the reception area, after which people will be able to enter the retail environment,” NB Liquor president Brian Harriman told a news conference.“The product will be displayed under glass cases and it will be a one-on-one shopping experience … We will ensure our retail staff are highly trained and able to educate and help people who want to learn about cannabis have that opportunity in the store environment.”Finance Minister Cathy Rogers said other jurisdictions like Colorado and Washington recommended starting with tight government oversight, and New Brunswick’s Crown-owned liquor agency is well-positioned for the job.“NB Liquor has the experience in the retail market selling a regulated substance, and we believe their knowledge and expertise will provide for a smooth transition into this new territory,” she said.The federal government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana starting in July 2018, although some provinces, territories and police agencies have lobbied for a delay. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has said the government is sticking to the deadline, and Rogers says that’s the date New Brunswick is preparing for.A tender was recently issued for 20 retail locations in 15 communities across the province.Harriman said the retail locations will be separate from anywhere liquor is now sold. The number of employees has not been determined, but each will require a lot of product knowledge, he said.Jamie Agnew, president of the CUPE local that represents about 500 NB Liquor employees, said staff will have to be trained much like sommeliers in liquor stores.“People need to know about the CBDs and the THCs, sativa and indica. There’s a lot of science around the marijuana now. Just as in wine and scotch, there’s a tasting wheel,” said Agnew, who currently uses medical marijuana himself.Last month, Ontario announced it plans to set the minimum age at 19 and sell cannabis through government-run outlets.Earlier this month, Alberta proposed to make 18 the minimum age to use cannabis, with no decision yet on whether to sell cannabis through government-run stores or through private operators. The Nova Scotia government is seeking feedback on a legal age of 19 for marijuana use, with sales through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.Ross Wetmore, a critic for the Opposition Progressive Conservatives in New Brunswick, said his party would have preferred a private retail model, but will reserve further comment until they see all the details.The minimum age to buy recreational marijuana, pricing, the name of the new stores, and the kind of education programs have yet to be determined.Wetmore said many of those things should already be decided.“We should have been starting our education right now. We are behind on that. Law enforcement has some concerns. We have a lot of questions to ask of the minister,” Wetmore said.Harriman said online sales will also be available for pick-up at a retail store or home delivery.He said it has not been determined who will do the home delivery, but it will require the same kind of identification and age verification at the door that’s now in place for delivery of medicinal marijuana.Both Rogers and Harriman say the goal is to get recreational cannabis out of the hands of young people and criminals.Harriman said the experience in other places such as Colorado has been that the illegal market is reduced significantly once sales are controlled and legalized.Rogers said illegal dispensaries will remain illegal, and an issue for public safety officials to deal with. read more

Female barrister tells male colleagues  to stop making jokes about breasts and

Ms Hardy said telling a female colleague that she is “worse than your wife” is  “not an acceptable way to conclude a debate about complex legal provisions”.She also suggested changes to helping women in the legal profession, including abolishing early court sittings and introducing maternity policies which support returning mothers. 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. A female barrister has told her male colleagues to stop making “jokes about breasts and skirts” in a series of scathing tweets about sexism in the courtroom.Joanna Hardy said men in the legal profession should not behave like they are “on a stag do” and criticised them for communicating “solely by innuendo”.In her outspoken social media posts, she also encouraged women lawyers to “be kind to each other” and not “tolerate” it when other women are given a “rough time”.Ms Hardy’s intervention comes in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements which have seen countless women share their stories of sexual harassment.Ms Hardy, who is based at Red Lion Chambers and is included in the Legal 500 list of leading junior criminal barristers, was one of three leading barristers chosen to represent the profession last year at a hearing of the Commons Justice Select Committee on the disclosure of evidence in criminal trials.In one tweet, she wrote: “If you’re a male in a male-heavy case, don’t ask the female counsel to fetch the coffee/pour your water. Try to remember their names. Don’t make repetitive jokes about breasts or skirts. Don’t communicate solely in innuendo.”She is not the first female barrister to draw attention to sexism in the legal system. In 2015, human rights lawyer Charlotte Proudman publicly humiliated a male colleague after he sent her a LinkedIn message which said her profile picture was “stunning”. read more

Is Toshiba dropping Chromebook and Windows Tablet plans

first_imgIt seems like every day now we see a new headline about either the rise of mobile tablets or the downfall of netbooks and traditional computers. Are PC manufacturers tightening their belts, or shifting to mobile platforms for success? Have tablets really taken over the world? No, not yet. In fact, recent studies revealed that only 5% of the population even own tablets. It seems it’s just those of us steeped in tech that see the decline, but then again 5% is lot when you think about just how many devices that is. It’s this kind of back and forth that has given birth to a recent unconfirmed rumor that Toshiba is ditching their plans to release a Chromebook and a Windows Tablet in the not-so-distant future.Toshiba’s Thrive Tablet has been gaining momentum since its reveal at CES this year, and with good reason. The 10.1-inch form factor for under $500 had eluded Android tablet manufacturers for awhile, and by the time it launches it will be the only tablet in that form factor with non-proprietary ports as well. The Thrive wasn’t supposed to be all Android, either. A Windows version was shown off at CES, and was actually met with a pretty warm response, considering the general opinion of Windows Tablets. (After all, HP did buy a whole other company just to avoid it.) It could well be that since HP’s move no one else has picked up the Microsoft banner, that Toshiba decided to wait and see what happens with Windows 8’s Metro UI.But then, what of the Chromebook? The rumor of Toshiba pulling out of the Chromebook game comes only weeks after a room of thousands cheered wildly at the official announce of Chromebook, and it’s wonderfully interesting plans for education and business. The unconfirmed theory is that Toshiba was put off by the failure of their AC-100 smartbook, and decided to wait and see if Chromebooks became a market success.  Comparing the AC-100 to either of the upcoming Chromebooks seems silly to me. The larger point behind the Chromebook concept is that it’s NOT all of the things the AC-100 was. Despite having an ultralight linux base with a web-friendly UI, it was still a traditional Operating System with the same flaws in usability.None of these things are confirmed. The speculation that Toshiba is dropping these products or delaying their release until there’s a more defined market is really little more than an inside tip, but it’s caused plenty of commotion. At this time, Toshiba is unwilling to comment on unreleased devices or their current release schedule, but it will be much clearer whether or not those plans are indeed fading after the release of the Chromebooks on June 15th.via digitimeslast_img read more

American archaeologist vists Australia

first_imgProfessor Jack Davis will be visiting the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens to present a series of seminars and lectures on various topics relating to archaeology in classical Greece and surrounding areas. “It really is a chance to hear an archaeologist at the top of his game talk about his work,” Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, executive officer, Dr Wayne Mullen told Neos Kosmos. “One of the talks (Professor Davis) is giving is about the Palace of Nestor in Pylos. It’s an incredibly important site, that is the best preserved Bronze Age Mycenaean Palace. This imagery when it’s put together and when it can be interpreted is incredibly important to understanding Greek culture,” Dr Mullen said. The lectures and seminars will include: the history of the archaeology of the Palace of Nestor in Messenia; the archaeology of Greek colonialism as the site of Apollonia in modern Albania; the history and archaeology of Ottoman and early modern Greece; and the history of classical archaeology in particular its relationship to nationalist movements in the Balkans. Professor Davis is the Carl W Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Cincinatti and current director, American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Professor Davis will conduct public lectures all over Australia including Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Armidale, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. For more information on any of his lectures, visit www.aaia.chass.usyd, or call AAIA on (02) 9351 4759 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Ancient Greek should be funded by community

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Community involvement will save dwindling programs like Ancient Greek says Professor K.O Chong-Gossard. The University of Melbourne Ancient Greek professor says although class number are dwindling, Ancient Greek is still necessary and relevant to our society when you factor in community interest. “[Class sizes are] still small for university standards,” he tells Neos Kosmos. “I think that we have a lot of support outside of the university to keep the programs going and I think that the future of classics in Australia will be where university programs tap into the community to continue”. With universities feeling the pinch from a lack of funding from the Federal government, smaller classes will be the first to go in an attempt to make higher education more profitable. The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victory has been running small ancient classes for a couple of years and cater to the non-university crowd. Yet, while community involvement is paramount, professor Chong-Gossard sees industry involvement as a new way of tapping into the higher education program. The American born professor sees a vast array of students from different faculties pick up the subject that later on creates lasting connections. “I have students who had done double degrees in things like biochemistry, economics, the law and they always say that they love coming to ancient Greek and Latin classes because they feel human, they get tired from doing numbers and memorise formulas and they really enjoy being able to talk about the Iliad, it is something beautiful for a change and to socialise with the class,” he says. Critical thinking is a major part of learning an ancient language, and invariably affects how someone tackles a problem whether it be in business or medicine, says Professor Chong-Gossard. “We offer not only this ability to read carefully and read critically as opposed to reading quickly and uncritically but also the opportunity to engage with things that are interesting and it does open up the mind,” he says. He believes many businessmen in have been prepared for their jobs by learning Ancient Greek not only for the sake of knowing a vast vocabulary but also for tackling problems critically and talking “intelligently about something that has more than one point of view”. As part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars given by the GOCMV, Professor Chong-Gossard will be giving a lecture on Ancient Greek Gods and Sexuality tonight at 7:00 pm at the Kelvin Club, Melbourne Place, Melbourne (off Russell Street, between Collins and Bourke street.last_img read more

Report sees sharper sea rise from Arctic melt

first_imgSTOCKHOLM (AP) — The ice of Greenland and the rest of the Arctic is melting faster than expected and could help raise global sea levels by as much as 5 feet this century, dramatically higher than earlier projections, an authoritative international assessment says.The findings “emphasize the need for greater urgency” in combating global warming, says the report of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP), the scientific arm of the eight-nation Arctic Council.The warning of much higher seas comes as the world’s nations remain bogged down in their two-decade-long talks on reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.Rising sea levels are expected to cause some of global warming’s worst damage — from inundated small islands to possible flooding of New York City’s subways. Oceans will not rise uniformly worldwide, because of currents, winds and other factors, but such low-lying areas as Bangladesh and Florida will likely be hard-hit.The new report, whose executive summary was obtained by The Associated Press, is to be delivered to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and foreign ministers of the other seven member nations at an Arctic Council meeting next week in Greenland. It first will be discussed by some 400 international scientists at a conference this week in Copenhagen, Denmark.last_img read more

NASA Hubble Telescope provides new way to see dark matter

first_img More space stories Scientists used intracluster light (visible in blue) to study the distribution of dark matter within the cluster. NASA/ESA/M. Montes/UNSW Dark matter was so named because it doesn’t interact with anything we can readily detect or see. It’s basically invisible to us.The only reason we believe dark matter makes up 85 percent of the known universe is because of its observable gravitational effects. Now, a new method devised by astronomers in Australia and Spain, using images captured by NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope, may allow us to “see” dark matter using very faint light found in galaxy clusters.A galaxy cluster is a huge, gravitationally bound gathering of galaxies. For instance, our home galaxy, the Milky Way, exists within one known as the Laniakea supercluster with hundreds of thousands of other galaxies. Within a cluster, galaxies interact, and sometimes stars are ripped from their home galaxy and sent floating off freely through the cluster. As these intergalactic vagabonds travel freely through the cluster they emit a faint light known as “intracluster light.”And that’s the key. CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further. In fact, gravitational lensing studies were central to Montes and Trujillo in devising their own method. Previous research had already looked at the same six galaxy clusters, studying their dark-matter profiles using gravitational lensing. So Montes and Trujillo could compare the distribution of the intracluster light with the previous analysis. The researchers suggest intracluster light “exquisitely follows the global dark matter distribution” within the clusters, and thus the stars floating freely through the cluster have “an identical distribution to the dark matter.”Future work will see the researchers extend their findings to galaxy clusters larger than the six studied here. An extension to the Hubble Frontier Fields project, the Beyond Ultra-deep Frontier Fields And Legacy Observations (Buffalo), will allow for observations at the edges of those galaxy clusters. That will present an opportunity to determine if this new way of seeing dark matter holds up. “We have found that very faint light in galaxy clusters, the intracluster light, maps how dark matter is distributed,” said Australia’s University of New South Wales Mireia Montes, lead author on the research (PDF) published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.In the past, astronomers have used “gravitational lensing” to estimate dark matter distribution in galaxy clusters. While lensing is powerful at revealing the structure of dark matter in clusters, it requires both intense observation and extensive time. The method proposed by Montes and study co-author Ignacio Trujillo of Spain’s Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, only requires deep-space imaging — such as that provided here by Hubble’s Frontier Fields project — to accurately infer the properties of the dark matter within a given cluster. Share your voice Sci-Tech 5:33 13 Photos Just look to space for good news from 2018 NASA sees world beyond Pluto as it readies for historic flyby Cosmic ‘holiday wreath’ gets festive in space NASA NASA’s Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures 6 Now playing: Watch this: Tags Comments Mars, space soldiers and NASA’s big party: The biggest…last_img read more

10 Things to Know for Monday

first_imgAPPresident Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, April 6, 2017, after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)100-DAY MARK NEARS AS BUDGET DEADLINE LOOMSAs the symbolic milestone approaches, Trump juggles a renewed health care push and his demands that a government funding bill should include money for the border wall with Mexico.WHO SHUT OUT POLITICAL MAINSTREAM FOR FRENCH PRESIDENCYThe May 7 runoff will be between far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron, and French politicians on the moderate left and right are urging voters to block Le Pen’s path to power.NEW ORLEANS TO TAKE DOWN CONFEDERATE STATUESLouisiana would be the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.ARKANSAS SET FOR FIRST DOUBLE EXECUTION IN US SINCE 2000Two inmates who say they’re in poor health after decades on death row argue that their medical conditions could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections.WHO IS CONCERNED ABOUT TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION PLANFarmers, nursery and winery owners who depend on immigrant labor are predicting a catastrophe if those workers are arrested for being in America illegally.WHO IS BRACING FOR NORTH KOREA’S NEXT ACTTrump speaks by phone with both the Japanese and Chinese leaders as the allies urge restraint and calm in dealing with Kim Jong Un.AARON HERNANDEZ’S HOMETOWN PREPARES FOR FUNERALFamily and friends of the former NFL player will say their farewells during a private ceremony in Bristol, Connecticut.REPORT: ANTI-JEWISH BIAS INTENSIFIED DURING ELECTIONThe Anti-Defamation League found an increase in cases of anti-Semitic intimidation and vandalism last year.SHERYL SANDBERG CHOOSES ‘OPTION B’ FOR RESILIENCEThe new book by the Facebook executive recounts the death of her husband, her grief, and how she recovered from it.HOW DODGERS, YANKEES MAY AFFECT FREE AGENTSThe free-wheeling franchises are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills — just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the market. Sharelast_img read more

Another bridge collapses in West Bengal

first_imgSiliguri: Three days after the Majerhat bridge collapsed in Kolkata, another bridge caved in in Darjeeling district of West Bengal on Friday, police said. No casualty or injury has, however, been reported so far. The bridge over Pichla river in Phansidewa block came down when a lorry carrying bricks was crossing it, they said.last_img

Mimis jeep gets stuck at levelcrossing near Bidyadharpur stn

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress candidate Mimi Chakraborty’s hoodless jeep which she was using for campaigning, accidentally got stuck in the railway level-crossing adjacent to Bidyadharpur railway station in South 24-Parganas on Tuesday morning.The actor-turned-politician is contesting for the Jadavpur seat, which goes to polls during the last phase of the seven phase Lok Sabha elections on May 19. Mimi had started campaigning from 8 am in the Sonarpur South Assembly constituency, along with local MLA Jiban Mukhopadhyay and TMC district president of South 24-Parganas Subhasish Chakraborty. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe vehicle, after travelling through various areas under the Assembly constituency, stepped on the rail track at the level-crossing of Bidyadharpur station and accidentally got stuck in a gap between the tracks. It may be mentioned that there is no gate to control the movement of vehicles at the level-crossing. Mimi, along with the other TMC leaders, had to come down from the jeep just before the crossing point and crossed over to the other side on foot. As the jeep got stuck, the Matribhoomi local which was approaching the station, came to a halt. Trains travel at a low speed in the stretch as the crossing has no gate to avert chances of accident. However, there still have been some deaths at the level-crossing. Considering this, local people said that TMC’s star candidate had a lucky escape. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe party workers who had accompanied Mimi in her campaign, soon managed to lift the vehicle after some time and her campaign resumed. However, the local train was delayed for some time. Mimi has been pitted against CPI(M)’s Bikash Bhattacharjee and BJP’s Anupam Hazra in the battle for the Jadavpur seat. It may be mentioned that the residents in the area have been vocal in their demand for a rail gate for the level-crossing, but things have not seen any progress in that regard.last_img read more

Lady Gagas Bad Romance named the best music video of the 21st

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘It offered a glimpse into an entire cinematic world that thrilled and disturbed in equal measure, expanding the possibilities of what a music video could achieve — and challenging other stars to step their game up at the same time,’ one of Billboard’s critics wrote.‘Bad Romance features some of her most gorgeous music-video looks — as silly as it seems now in the post-Joanne era, the video was praised by some critics for the “stripped-down” and “normal” makeup on display — as well as her most unsettling.‘With Bad Romance, she took the old standard for great music videos and set it aflame, then got to work building a new one.’[embedded content]Beyoncé and GagaLady Gaga’s Telephone, featuring Beyoncé also made it into the top 20 at number 14. Her hit Paparazzi landed at number 40 on the list.Beyoncé, Missy Elliot and Britney Spears were other artists whose works feature multiple times in the list. Beyoncé had three songs in the top 20 alone. Billboard named Formation the fourth best video of this century, Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) landed at eighth and Telephone at 14.Her homemade video for 7/11 made it to number 56 on the list.[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance. | Photo: YouTube Music critics have named Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance music video, as the best of the 21st century.center_img Staff at Billboard voted for their top videos of the past 18 years. Both Lady Gaga and Beyoncé dominating the top 20.Billboard said the music industry has changed a lot over the 21st century, music videos are still very important.‘The music video still reigns paramount in the pop world, as a conversation-starter, as a starmaker, as a cementer of legacy,’ Billboard wrote.‘Though the ways we consume music videos in 2018 would’ve been almost unthinkable at century’s start, the impact they have on our lives and pop culture remains relatively similar.’Lady Gaga released Bad Romance in 2009 as the first single from her career-defining album, the Fame Monster.In its praise for the video, Billboard reflected that at the time it was a ‘stripped-down’ style for Lady Gaga. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Lady Gaga’s The Fame was released ten years ago todayLady Gaga apologized for assuming ‘Zombie Boy’ Rick Genest took his own lifeLady Gaga’s boat-riding, flower-waving Venice entrance is serious goalsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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first_imgNews | April 17, 2009 GE, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Seal Molecular Imaging Research Deal News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more April 17, 2009 – GE Healthcare announced the company has signed a research agreement with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, to establish an alliance in medical research in area of Positron Emission Tomography (PET).The collaboration will leverage GE Healthcare’s Molecular Imaging (MI) research efforts to develop personalized approaches to the diagnosis and management of patients with oncologic, neurologic and cardiovascular diseases.“Collaborations of this caliber are direct investments in the future of healthcare,” said Terri Bresenham, vice president of the GE Healthcare Molecular Imaging business. “Brigham and Women’s world-class patient care, in conjunction with their stellar research and clinical-trial track record, make them an optimal partner in discovering new MI technologies to diagnose and treat disease.”Brigham and Women’s Hospital has consistently been a leader in the adoption of new medical imaging technologies and establishing their value in the clinic. Clinicians and scientists from both BWH and GE Healthcare plan to use the tools of molecular imaging and radiopharmaceutical development to further the cause of developing personalized approaches to the diagnosis and management of patients with oncologic, neurologic and cardiovascular diseases. GE Healthcare’s Molecular Imaging division has 2,500 scientists at GE’s Global Research Centers with resources in chemistry, biology, drug development, engineering and imaging technology.“The more we understand about disease from a clinical standpoint, the better equipped we are to build technologies to improve patient care,” said Jean-Luc Vanderheyden, GE Healthcare’s Global Molecular Imaging Leader. “This collaboration has the ability accelerate the process of developing more effective methods of diagnosing, treating and monitoring disease.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read morelast_img read more

Poll Chavez leads by 15 points in president race

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The poll talked to 1,300 randomly selected Venezuelans between June 14 and June 23 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. It was financed by a group of more than 100 clients, including businesses and public institutions.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Four benefits of having a wireless security system CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – A poll says President Hugo Chavez has a 15-point lead in his presidential race with opposition leader Henrique Capriles.The survey by the Caracas-based Datanalisis polling firm last month says 46 percent of those polled would vote for Chavez in the Oct. 7 presidential election, while nearly 31 percent backed Capriles.Datanalisis president Luis Vicente Leon said Monday that undecided Venezuelans could be the key to the outcome, noting that 23 percent of those polled had no opinion on whom to vote for. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   Top holiday drink recipes Top Stories last_img read more

Chavez congratulates Cubas Castro on reelection

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sent a message to Raul Castro, congratulating him for his re-election as Cuba’s president.Cuban lawmakers re-elected Castro on Sunday. Castro said the new five-year term will be his last as Cuba’s president.In a statement released by Venezuela’s foreign ministry on Monday, Chavez called Castro “a brave soldier” and expressed optimism his new term as Cuba’s leader would be successful. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Venezuela and Cuba have forged strong ties under Chavez.Chavez returned to Venezuela on Feb. 18, after more than two months of medical treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous oflast_img read more

New tourism campaign to promote Ecuador

first_imgAustralia is one of seven markets Ecuador is targeting in an international tourism campaign aimed at turning the equator-straddling country from a boutique destination in South America into a mainstream one.Based on the Beatles hit, ‘All You Need is Love’, which the Ecuador Ministry of Tourism paid rights to use, the ‘All You Need is Ecuador’ campaign was launched last year but phase two of the initiative, worth A$11.6 million, began this month inviting travellers to disconnect from the digital world and ‘feel again’ amongst the cultural, historical and scenic wonders of the country.Targeting USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, Japan and Australia, the campaign includes press, TV, billboard and digital advertising as well as below-the-line activations. Promoting Ecuador’s diverse, multi-sensory experiences, the ‘All You Need is Ecuador’ campaign aims to make the country’s prospering A$1.9 billion tourism industry the nation’s major source of non-oil revenue by 2017. Located on South America’s west coast next to Peru, Ecuador attracted a record 1.5 million international visitors in 2014 – 12.3% up 2013, with overseas arrivals up 10.9% in the first four months of 2015.International travel representatives, AVIAREPS, which was appointed last month to represent Ecuador Tourism in Australia and Asia, said the new phase of the ‘All You Need is Ecuador’ campaign was designed to help travellers forge deep emotional connections with the world andthemselves.“Ecuador wants to help travellers find authentic meaning and adventure in a highly digitalised world,” said AVIAREPS’ Australian Manager, Peter Power. “The campaign encourages people to visit Ecuador to feel emotions like wonder, curiosity, passion and love. Just 8% bigger than Victoria, Ecuador offers an incredible diversity of experiences from the snow-capped volcanoes of the Andes and the jungles of the Amazon to tropical beaches on the Pacific coast and the amazing Galapagos Islands – four very differing worlds all in one compact place,” Mr Power said.“For Australians, Ecuador has historically been an exotic and relatively unknown destination known mainly for the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands but the country is now spending 10 times more on tourism marketing than ibn 2006 as part of a bid to position itself as one of South America’s friendliest, safest, must-visit destinations.“More luxury, adventure, cruise, rail and culinary products are now coming on line in Ecuador as well as infrastructure for conference and incentive groups to meet demand,” he said.Drawcards in Ecuador include:* Mt Chimborazo (6268m) – the closest point on Earth to the sun due to the planet’s equatorial bulge* Mt Cotopaxi (5987m) – the world’s highest, active volcano* The new-look Tren Crucero (or Cruise Train) – one of the world’s most spectacular rail trips from Quito in the Andes to Guayaquil on the coast, with the 453km journey talking four days, with stays at haciendas    enroute* Chocolate – Ecuador makes 70% of the world’s fine cocoa, called Arriba, used in chocolate products worldwide* The Galapagos Islands 1000km off the coast – one of the world’s foremost wildlife sanctuaries and diving spots* Quito in the Andes – world’s highest capital city at 2850m with its World-Heritage-listed old town the best-preserved, historic centre in Latin America.* Amazon jungle with the world’s greatest concentration of species by area, and also home to many remote tribes.* Birds – Ecuador is home to 18% of the world’s birds and boasts the highest density of bird species on the planet per square kilometres.* 50 surf beaches on the tropical Pacific coast* Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Spanish for Middle of the World) – an attraction near Quito where visitors can put one leg over the equator in each hemisphere.* World’s Leading Green Destination – a World Travel Award Ecuador received n 2014Source = Ecuador Travellast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Virgin America has teamed up with Spotify -which provides song pools based on hundreds of millions of playlists-with the service curating over 60 city-inspired music “Mood Lists” that will excite guests for their destination. Guests can enjoy in-flight playlists such as New York’s “Empire State of Mind”, Chicago’s “Welcome to the Windy City,” all of which can also be found at Virgin America’s boarding music is also available as the “#SpotifyOnboard” playlist. New Spotify users can listen for free or take advantage of a free Spotify Premium 30-day trial. Also today, Virgin America launches an exclusive collaboration with The New York Times to offer guests complimentary in-flight access to a collection of Times content, including breaking news, from Business, Travel, Technology and ‘Most Viewed,’ on any connected device onboard ViaSat WiFi-equipped aircraft flying on mainland flights. Guests may also sign up to receive a free 30-day New York Times All Digital Access subscription, good for use both in the air and on the ground.“Virgin America has always been about providing guests with the largest breadth of entertainment and more control over their in-flight experience, whether through the fleetwide WiFi we’ve offered since 2009 or the library of latest release films, live TV, videogames and MP3s available at every seat via our Red® entertainment touch-screens,” said Virgin America Vice President of Brand Marketing and Communications, Abby Lunardini. “With our new ViaSat WiFi, we’re excited to take this offering to the next level by offering guests the ability to stay informed with access to daily New York Times content and their favorite music with the entire Spotify catalogue at 35,000 feet.”“At Spotify, we’re dedicated to finding ways to bring music into every part of consumers lives, wherever they are, whatever they’re doing, whatever their mood,” said Erin Clift, VP Global Marketing and Partnerships at Spotify. “Partnering with Virgin America to provide guests with Spotify “Mood Lists” is an excellent way to enhance their experience and bring Spotify to flyers both in-flight and beyond.”Clay Fisher, senior vice president, consumer marketing, The New York Times, added: “Through this collaboration, offers Virgin America guests access to some of the best news, information and entertainment content available on the web. Whether they want to catch up on the news, dive deep into an investigative article or sit back and enjoy a Times video, travelers will feel more connected to the world around them when they are up in the air, simply by logging on to the in-flight WiFi.The news  builds on Virgin America’s recent announcement that the entire Netflix catalogue of award-winning television series and movies can now be streamed in-flight.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more