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Former Embilipitiya ASP granted bail in case over death of youth

Dharmarathna was arrested on suspicion after the youth was killed during an altercation with the police. (Colombo Gazette) Former Embilipitiya ASP D W C Dharmarathna was granted bail in the case over the death of Sumith Prasanna Jayawardena.The Embilipitiya High Court granted the former Embilipitiya ASP bail after he submitted an application.

UN refugee agency Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie honoured by UNAUSA

“I’m very privileged to be a very small part of the UN,” said Ms. Jolie as she accepted UNA-USA’s 2005 Global Humanitarian Action Award at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday evening.“I’ve had the honour of working with an amazing mix of very hardworking – and often very tired – people of all nationalities, with one common goal: to help other people,” she said, adding, “That’s the UN at its best, and it’s amazing.”Ms. Jolie has travelled to refugee camps in more than 20 countries, including Pakistan, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Chad. She has personally donated millions of dollars to relief programmes designed to alleviate the plight of people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes.“Second to my children, spending time with refugees has been the greatest privilege,” she told the assembled crowd. “There can be no greater undertaking than making sure our children live in a world of tolerance and greater understanding.”Also addressing participants was General Assembly President Jan Eliasson of Sweden, who said the recent South Asian earthquake, landslides in Guatemala and the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina in the United States demonstrated the importance of international solidarity.“There has never been a better reminder that we all share the same fate, and that to face disasters we have to work together,” he said. “If we can do that with a combination of passion and compassion, then we are on the right track.” read more

Urban Meyer Ohio State quarterbacks always talking in practice

Redshirt-sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (left), redshirt-junior quarterback Cardale Jones and redshirt-senior quarterback Braxton Miller share a laugh during OSU’s national championship celebration on Jan. 24 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen two recent Heisman Trophy candidates and the reigning National Championship starter play quarterback for the same team, things could get ugly.But at Ohio State, “it’s all positive” between redshirt-senior Braxton Miller, redshirt-sophomore J.T. Barrett and redshirt-junior Cardale Jones, coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday.“If you watch the three of them, they’re always talking,” Meyer said.Miller — who has been in the top-10 in Heisman voting twice — was the undisputed starter heading into fall camp in 2014, but he tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder less than two weeks before the season started. That paved the way for Barrett to take the reigns of the OSU offense. After losing to Virginia Tech in his second start, the Wichita Falls, Texas, native led the Buckeyes to 10 straight wins.But Barrett ended up fracturing his ankle in the regular-season finale against Michigan, forcing him to miss the Buckeyes’ postseason run. Injury and all, he ended up in fifth place in Heisman voting.Jones replaced Barrett for the Big Ten Championship and the College Football Playoff, and picked up a 3-0 record as he led OSU to a national title.Now just three practices into spring camp, the trio is locked in an open competition for the starting job next season.Even though they’re competing every day, Meyer said the players have been supporting each other in practice.“I just happened to turn around and Braxton and J.T. are talking about football,” Meyer said. “And I saw Braxton walk up and hit Cardale, you know, tap him, ‘Nice job.’ And I just see that, that’s not common.”While the players are technically all in the race for playing time, only Jones is fully fit. Miller is still recovering from his shoulder surgery while Barrett’s ankle isn’t yet completely healed.Meyer said OSU’s medical staff has pulled back on Miller, but stressed that was for precautionary reasons. He added that Barrett has been ahead of schedule so far this spring.“J.T. is doing good, he’s doing more,” Meyer said. “I thought he would be much more limited but he’s getting every mini field and 7-on-7 rep.”As Barrett and Miller continue the rehabilitation process and Jones continues to grind, Meyer said, in general, everything is positive when it comes to his options at quarterback.“Talent, quality people, value to the program, investment in the program,” Meyer said. “Check, check, check, check.”But with all the positivity, there’s just one problem: Only one quarterback takes the field at a time.“It’s not like receiver where you can put three of them out there,” Meyer said. “That’s the only thing that’s starting to eat away at me a little bit.”Regardless of who ends up winning the battle, the Buckeyes are set to take the field against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va., to kick off the 2015 season. read more

Facebook accused of using Chelsea Flower Show to improve its tarnished reputation

The former host of Gardeners Question Time has accused Facebook of using the Chelsea Flower show to improve its “tarnished reputation”. Next month the ‘Beyond The Screen’ garden by award-winning designer Joe Perkins and sponsored by Facebook will be shown at the horticultural event.Facebook says its £75,000 coastal-themed landscape garden will highlight how social media is a “powerful force for positive change in the real world”.However Professor Stefan Buczacki, former chairman of Gardener’s Question Time, said: “It is a backhanded compliment to the influence of gardening that Facebook wants to improve that tarnished reputation by associating with what is the most healthy, wholesome outdoor activity,” he said. “The idea that Facebook will get young people away from their screens and into gardening is pretty bizarre. BBC producers had the same mantra for years that we must get young people gardening.”But the reality is that young people will not be interested in gardening until they have their own garden and that is further away than ever these days because they cannot afford their own homes.”Matthew Appleby, of magazine Horticulture Week, added that it was “ironic” Facebook had a garden because “too much screen time is the biggest barrier to getting kids outdoors and into healthy activities like gardening”. Mr Perkins, 42, of Hove, East Sussex, added: “Social media is not going away. We all use it. I have a lot of gardening books at home but I have not looked at them for over five years. If I want some inspiration or to find something out I go online.” 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. read more

You might think twice before using wet wipes again

first_imgWET WIPES HAVE become extremely popular in Irish households in recent years, with many companies offering different types.But an experiment by a Cork student might make some people think again about their impact on the sewerage system.Kian Hennessy of Coláiste Choilm brought his project on wet wipes – which he calls ‘an environmental menace’ – to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition this week.The wipes tested were from brands that said the items were flushable.He explained why he has such a strong opinion on the items:In order to test the wipes, he incubated them in water, and this is what he found: Read: How clean are Irish apples? This student put it to the test>last_img read more

Search ongoing for missing Waterford man

first_imgUpdated 12.57pmTHE SEARCH IS ongoing for missing 50-year-old John Gear from Waterford.He was last seen early Wednesday morning, 15 January, in the Knockboy area of Waterford and was reported missing later that evening.John is described as being 5′ 5″ in height, of medium/stocky build with grey well kept hair. He was last seen wearing a navy ‘Waterford County Council’ bomber jacket and blue denim jeans.A spokesperson from the Coast Guard said they are continuing to search for John Gear in the Brownstown Head and Tramore areas.A lot of members of the public are involved, as are Coast Guard units from Tramore and Dunmore East, the lifeboat from Tramore community rescue, and a Coast Guard helicopter.They are also assisted by Mallow search and rescue and Waterford marine search and rescue.John Gear drove a 08 WD-registered silver Toyota Auris hatchback. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have observed this vehicle being driven in the Waterford City, Tramore, Dunmore East areas on Monday or Tuesday of last week to contact them.Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí at Waterford on 051 305300, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any garda station.Read: Gardaí appeal for help in finding missing Waterford man>last_img read more

Accessibility tech is still lacking for people with disabilities

first_img Laptops Phones Wellness Tech Enabled Now playing: Watch this: 2:07 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Apple 4 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tags How an Xbox controller helped this disabled Iraq War… reading • Accessibility tech has a lot of unfinished business to get rightcenter_img Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? The good news is that there’s been some progress. Companies including Google and Facebook are using machine learning to cater to users with disabilities. And programs like Teach Access, a collaboration between industry partners and faculty from partner universities, teaches college students about accessibility. Once more people graduate with that knowledge, Asuncion says, it’ll help push accessibility efforts forward. The bad news is that there’s still a lack of awareness. “People don’t deliberately exclude people with disabilities,” Asuncion said. “It’s just not top of mind.”The role of tech companiesThree views of Facebook's automatic alt text, which uses object recognition technology to create a description of an image.Features like Facebook’s automatic alt text, which uses object recognition technology to create a description of an image, helping people who are blind consume digital content. Facebook Over the last few years, tech giants from Google to Facebook to Apple have touted efforts to make their products and services more accessible to people with disabilities. They’ve rolled out maps for the disability community, screen-reading technology that describes content on a device and tools that share detailed descriptions of photos. Videos highlighting those initiatives have become a staple in conference keynotes, from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference to Facebook’s F8. Earlier this month at Google’s I/O developer conference, the search giant showcased its work with artificial intelligence and voice recognition technologies designed to make life easier for people with disabilities. Amazon makes many of its products and services compatible with screen readers and offers closed captioning on programs, as does Netflix. The streaming platform also began adding audio descriptions to TV shows and movies to assist viewers who are visually impaired.  “There are some really great things that technology is accomplishing, and I can’t think of any greater than what it’s doing right now for disabled people,” said former New York Gov. David Paterson, who is blind. Paterson is also a consultant for AudioEye, a company that provides web accessibility products and services.Still, many websites aren’t accessible, meaning they’re not designed and coded so people with disabilities — ranging from visual to auditory to cognitive — can use them. For a site to be accessible, it needs to be compatible with software that can read content aloud, include subtitles on videos and let people operate functions with keyboard commands, among other things, according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case with many sites. Last year, the number of website accessibility lawsuits nearly tripled compared to 2017, according to an accessibility blog at law firm Seyfarth Shaw. Companies including Target and Domino’s have been sued for not making their sites or apps accessible to the blind. When the Americans With Disabilities Act, which requires businesses and public buildings to accommodate people with disabilities, was passed in 1990, real estate and construction industries scrambled to meet the new standards, Paterson says.”In the digital corollaries — the websites, the mobile utilities — those conversions haven’t been made,”  he said.Photo of four people looking at Google AI technology designed to help people with speech impairments more easily communicate.Earlier this month, Google rolled out a series of accessibility efforts that can transcribe videos in real time, help people with speech impairments and allow people who are deaf to make phone calls. Google Baking in accessibilityThat’s not to say there hasn’t been significant progress. Earlier this month, Google debuted a handful of efforts, including Live Caption, which transcribes videos and audio on a phone in real time. It also unveiled Project Euphonia, which uses AI to help people with speech impairments, and Live Relay, which lets people who are deaf or hard of hearing make phone calls. In 2016, Facebook launched automatic alt text, which uses artificial intelligence to create descriptions of photos for people with vision impairments. The feature rolled out to Instagram last year. And Microsoft made waves last year when it launched the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a $100 device designed to help gamers of all abilities play. Earlier this month, it was reported that the company designed an Xbox controller with Braille. Several tech giants have also banded together to address accessibility. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Adobe and Oath launched an accessibility program last year as part of TeachAccess.”If tech companies aren’t thinking about accessibility from the beginning, this is a huge part of the population that can’t use your product and won’t be able to engage with what you’ve done,” said Kate Sonka, executive director of Teach Access. Nutsiri “Earth” Kidkul, lead tech instructor at the Braille Institute Los Angeles Center, says mainstream tech companies could do a better job of including accessibility elements in software updates. Often, she says, sighted users get new features that aren’t accessible to blind or visually impaired people until later. Lucy Greco, a web accessibility evangelist at the University of California, Berkeley, who is blind, says it’s also important to talk about people with disabilities being part of the market. “When people with disabilities have products that they can buy, they will,” Greco said. “They watch movies, they pay for movies. We contribute to society, and if you create things we can use, we will use them and we will just be another part of your market.” Accessibility tools have allowed Greco to use products like a Windows computer (with a screen reader), Netflix, Amazon Prime and a GoPro.   But there’s always room for growth. While GoPro has a voice control feature, for example, Greco says it’s not reliable. Companies could fix these issues by having people with disabilities work with the team, whether as a developer or a tester, she says. “It’s a reminder that disability is real,” Greco said. “It’s not an abstract concept that compliance is putting on your plate.”Many mainstream tech companies, such as IBM and Microsoft, have hired chief accessibility officers in recent years, and most have accessibility teams. Making this a priority at the executive level is key, says Lauridsen, the iPhone user. It’s also critical to hire people with disabilities in all kinds of roles, not just ones tied to accessibility, she adds. “We live in a world that’s not always accessible for us, and we’re often hacking it to make it work,” Lauridsen said. “We’re the best ones to know what we need and design for what we need.” Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Adobe Amazon Google IBM Microsoft Nokia Apple See All Comments • More tech companies are stepping up their efforts to make their products and services accessible for people with disabilities. But there’s still more work to be done. Jeff Pachoud / AFP/Getty Images When Apple’s iPhone was released in 2007, Erin Lauridsen was frustrated.As someone who’s blind, she was worried mobile phone tech would leave people with disabilities behind. Thankfully, with the iPhone 3GS two years later, it offered VoiceOver, a screen reading technology that’s part of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. Ten years later, Lauridsen uses her iPhone XR, along with free or low-cost accessibility apps from the App Store, to check her calendar, send emails and follow maps. That assistive technology is more convenient and affordable than the standalone devices, likePDAs and pocket computers, blind people had to lug around in the past.”It’s not like I have my $6,000 kit of gadgets in my backpack,” said Lauridsen, access technology director at LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. “It puts us more on a level playing field.”That’s just one example of how tech has become more accessible to people with disabilities, who make up around 15% of the global population. In a world where so much of what we do takes place online, from where we shop to what we watch to how we communicate, digital accessibility is critical. Without it, many people can’t carry out everyday tasks. Americans with disabilities are nearly three times as likely to never go online. And around 20% are less likely to own a computer, smartphone or tablet, according to the Pew Research Center. Global Accessibility Awareness Day, taking place this year on May 16, aims to raise awareness of those issues and promote digital accessibility and inclusion.While companies have been making accessibility more of a priority, Jennison Asuncion, GAAD co-founder and engineering manager for accessibility at LinkedIn, says there’s more that should be done. For starters, companies need to make it easier for developers to identify and fix errors in code that prevent tools and platforms from being accessible. Accessibility also needs to become an integral part of computer science and engineering education, he added. last_img read more

PVR shares hit 52week high on stake buy buzz by Chinas Wanda

first_imgShares of multiplex chain PVR rose as high as eight per cent to hit a 52-week high on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Friday over reports that China’s Dalian Wanda Group has evinced interest in picking up stake in the company.The PVR stock, which closed at Rs. 1,183.15 on Thursday, gained 8.20 per cent to hit a 52-week high of Rs. 1,280.20, but later shed losses and was trading at Rs. 1,251.30, up 5.76 per cent, at around 12.40 p.m. The stock’s 52-week low is Rs. 646.The BSE has sought clarification over the media report from the company. “The Exchange has sought clarification from PVR Ltd on September 02, 2016, with reference to news appeared in Economic Times dated September 02, 2016 stating “Wanda Eyes India Premiere Via PVR Buy,” the exchange said on Friday.PVR currently operates 557 screens at 121 properties in 48 Indian cities, after including its latest, six-screen multiplex launched at Xperia Mall in Mumbai.The Dalian Wanda Group, which has interests in commercial properties, culture, and finance, claims to be the world’s largest cinema operator spanning 500 cinemas.PVR’s promoters including Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Bijli hold 25.26 per cent stake in the company.For the quarter ended June 30, 2016, the company’s net profit declined 1.60 per cent to Rs. 42.81 crore, while income rose 17.3 per cent to Rs. 570 crore.For the financial year 2015-16, the company earned net profit of Rs. 119 crore on revenues of Rs. 1,897 crore.last_img read more

Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV The broiest broship to ever be bronimated

first_imgFinal Fantasy XV: The franchise that launched a thousand ships.Sure, there’s the game itself, which has been in the works for years, but Square Enix sure isn’t pulling any punches with the game’s tie-in materials. Besides the multiple app games, demos, and a feature length CG film titled Kingsglaive, we also are getting a unique anime series showing the bonds between the main characters of the game. Welcome to Brotherhood, or as I like to call it: Bro-fest Road Trip 2016 or Fellowship of the Bros. Or maybe, Band of Bro Brothers. You get it. It’s about bros.The first episode was released in March of this year on their official YouTube channel and also on Crunchyroll with five total planned. Square Enix partnered with animation studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Your Lie in April) to create the series.SPOILERS AHEAD!Brotherhood follows the adventures of main character Prince Noctis Lucis Caelum as he and his best bro-sefs take a road trip to see his fiancee, Lunafreya Nox Fleuret. While on this trip, Noctis learns that his kingdom has been taken over by an opposing force. The journey becomes one fraught with avoiding enemies, battling monsters, and reminiscing about old demons.Episode 1: Before the Storm, focuses on Noctis himself, showing a dramatic flashback to his youth when a woman (probably his mother, but not confirmed yet) is killed at the hands of a many-armed she-beast with Noctis right next to her. He only survives when saved by his father, King Regis.The dramatic, bloody introduction switches abruptly to the bro-iest of bro trips, as we see beautiful shots of the band of goth club brothers (every single one of them is wearing black and grey. They must all share a stylist, too) traveling the Arizona-esque country side in a convertible.What is with this choice of car? Don’t you know the wind will mess up your perfectly styled spiky hair, you guys?Throughout playful conversations on their road trip, camping, hunting, and going to a diner, viewers are shown the deep friendship and chemistry between the guys.The episode ends with Noctis being made to face the monster from the first flashback, entering the battle in a cliffhanger that still has yet to be resolved.The battle sequences are beautifully done, showcasing some of the gameplay you will see more of in the actual game. I’m personally a big fan of the bros’ weapon conjuring techniques thus far, though it does read a little jarringly when translated to 2D animation. Many magic sparkles!Admittedly, Noctis is a bit of a drag in this episode, prompting many fans to make numerous comparisons of him to Sasuke Uchiha from the Naruto series.The hair is almost strand-for-strand the same, and the gruff personality seems to match. But all that changes in episode 2 when we get to see that he’s actually a nice guy with a heavy burden.Episode 2: Dogged Runner, is where it starts getting really fun. The story focuses on Prompto Argentum, the playful, energetic member of the gang, and how he met Noctis back in elementary school.In episode 1, Prompto seemed to only be there to be “the blonde one” of the group. He comes off as uber hyper and clumsy (he dumped a bottle of ketchup on everyone!), but after episode 2, he becomes my favorite thing ever. A pudgy, lonely, latchkey kid whose only friend is a digital camera, Prompto rescues a dog that turns out to belong to Lunafreya. Lunafreya sends him a thank you note for taking care of her pup, but also encourages him to be a good friend to her buddy Noctis.Now, the reason Prompto decides to lose weight is so that he can feel worthy of being Noctis’ friend. This part is problematic, I will admit, but you know what isn’t? The fact that Prompto, through training to be more fit, gains self confidence that doesn’t have anything to do with just wanting to be Noctis’ friend. He learns how to properly say “hello” to strangers (hell, I can’t even do that right yet), starts to interact with his classmates that he once avoided to get advice on fitness, and learns self discipline in his quest to become fit.After a heartwarming montage, we flash forward to the first day of high school and Promtpo has become physically what he looks like today: trim, friendly, and energetic. He’s the total opposite of how he was before. Prompto introduces himself to Noctis, but in reply he smiles, saying, “Don’t I already know you?”Noctis doesn’t know the reason for Prompto’s training montage, but he has been quietly noticing his efforts to train, and also trying to befriend him, and greets him warmly. The two are fast friends from the first day of high school. Guys, the bro-ship is real.This episode turned a totally unlikable character into a multi-dimensional, interesting guy worthy of being part of the inner Bro Circle. A+ on this one.Episode 3: Sword and Shield focuses on Gladious Amicitia. Unlike Prompto, Gladious started out hating Noctis. He thought of him as a spoiled brat due to his observations of the Prince while working as a royal guard and having been nicknamed the King’s “shield.”Gladious has a close and playful relationship with his little sister, Iris, who has been confirmed to appear in the game as well. The deep bond between the siblings is played out in cute, small interactions such as them teasing each other over Gladious’ complaining about Noctis.Because Gladious doesn’t personally like Noctis very much, we see that he has trouble training the prince in swordplay techniques and becomes frustrated with him easily (and vice versa). That changes when Iris comes to the castle, but ends up getting lost, causing Noctis to follow and save her. Once back to the castle, Noctis lies to the King saying it was his fault. When Iris reveals to her brother that Noctis protected her, Gladious is forced to rethink his views of the prince and warms up to him, promising to train him well so he becomes a strong king one day.Once Gladious becomes serious about training Noctis, this is where he also becomes the “sword” in the episode’s title of Sword and Sheild. They do a buddy bro fist bump to seal the deal, which they still do to present day.I have to say, even as a woman who is annoyed there doesn’t seem to be any playable female main characters in Final Fantasy XV yet, I am still thoroughly enjoying this anime series about this gaggle of bros. The first episode was a decent intro to the group, if a little weak. However, by episode 2 I was hooked on the deep friendship dynamic that was being shown in years of understanding and loyalty. If you’re into Final Fantasy, like stories of friendship and perseverance, and don’t mind a little bro-mance, then this series is for you.I’m personally really into the glasses-trope characters (megane-kei, for all you informed anime nerds), so I’m stoked to see Ignis Scientia’s episode, which should be the next one up in the series. Episodes 4 and 5 have yet to be released, but should all be out before the game’s debut in September.last_img read more

Unhealthy food ads impact childs diet

first_imgAdvertisements for unhealthy foods and beverages with high sugar or salt may be contributing to the growing obesity epidemic among children as researchers have found that such commercials adversely impact their food choice and lead to harmful diets.The researchers examined caloric intake and dietary preference among more than 6,000 children and assessed the effects of unhealthy food and beverage marketing. The study showed that marketing increased dietary intake and influenced dietary preference in children during or shortly after exposure to advertisements. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“The findings demonstrate the influence that these advertisements, which are a growing epidemic, have on children’s food choices,” said lead author Behnam Sadeghirad, Ph.D. student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The study, published in the scientific journal Obesity Reviews, revealed that children are exposed to an average of five food ads per hour, with unhealthy foods accounting for greater than 80 per cent of all televised food advertisements in Canada, the United States and Germany. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhen children were exposed to unhealthy advertisements, they consumed significantly more unhealthy than healthy calories, the findings showed. The study also suggest that younger children might be more susceptible to the impact of food and beverage marketing in terms of quantity and quality of calories consumed. “Overall, our analyses show the need for a review of public policy on child-targeted unhealthy food and beverage marketing,” corresponding author of the study Assistant Professor Bradley Johnston at McMaster added.last_img read more

Unravelling the treasures of Odisha

first_imgThe residents of National Capital Region will have the unique opportunity to witness a breathtaking exposition of the Odisha culture at the lawns of India Gate this month. The three day event organized by Oria Samaj from April 29 to May 1 will bring alive the spectrum of Odisha’s history, art, culture, traditions, dance forms, culinary delights etc in a splendid style – the Indomitable Orias. Narrating the objective behind the venture Sidhartha Pradhan, retired IRS officer and President of the Samaj said “This, first of its kind presentation to showcase the culture of Odisha with its multi-faceted dimension is to place before the National audience many unknown and lesser known facts about Odisha, an ancient civilization and the indomitable spirit of Orias, who have traditionally espoused a culture of Nationalism and Universal Brotherhood”. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf The replicas of the three colourful chariots of Jagannath Dham will welcome the visitors to the abode of Oria culture. An exhibition titled – ‘Atma Shakti’, the power within propelling the indomitable spirit of Odias, will guide the visitors through the enchanting history of this ancient civilization. The exhibition through displays and narration will help the visitors to know about the progress of this ancient civilization over centuries including the march of the mighty Kalinga Empire which at its height under the native King Kharabela included eastern India and large segments of Central India and extended from River Ganges to River Godavari. The glorious maritime past during which Orias had flourishing overseas contact with many countries like the Roman Empire, Ceylon, China, Burma, the islands of Indonesia – Java, Bali, Sumatra, Borneo, collectively known as ‘Suvarnadipa’ in the ancient worldwill guide the visitors to the golden era in the country’s history. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive The valour of Paikas, a native army which fought the first war of independence against the British much earlier to the Sepoy Mutiny and the resurgence of the Jagannath Culture inspite of attack and invasion of the Jagannath Temple for 18 times will enlighten the inquisitive minds of knowledge seekers. The panels and exhibits will also describe the resurrection of the state and Orias gaining separate statehood unifying the Oria speaking areas in 1936. The narration will carry the visitor through the hidden treasure of mineral wealth, pristine flora and fauna to the modern day monuments of giant industries, oil refineries and infrastructure – a glimpse into the potentials of a resurgent Odisha. A symbolic replica of the Mountain Caves of Udayagiri will be erected at the site to provide the backdrop for a spectacular multi projector – projection mapping film– a brief light and sound presentation on Odisha and its spellbinding charm. ‘Hasta Shilpa Haat’ – the handicraft and handloom section in the festival will be the treasure trove of famed Orishan artifacts, sculptor and famous textiles. The high point of this haat will be live demonstration of various art forms like ‘pattachitra’ paintings, shell crafts, stone crafts, famed appliqué work, stone work, ‘sambalpuri sari’ weaving etc by master craftsmen and weavers. The display of sand art by internationally acclaimed sand artist Padmashree Sudarshan Pattnaik will be a major attraction in the Odisha Parba. A workshop in sand art will be conducted by Sudarshan which is sure to inspire the upcoming talents of National capital to learn about this globally acclaimed art form. To top it all the Odisha Parba will have an eatery enclave which will be serving authentic Oria cuisine consisting of mouth watering snacks, world famous Oria sweets, veg and non-veg thali including a variety of sea food. Many of these food items will be novelties for the gourmets of the cosmopolitan national Capital.The Odisha Parba will be inaugurated on April 29 by Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Defence and Finance and Minister of Corporate affairs, Govt of India. Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (I/C), Govt of India will be the Guests of Honour. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting will be the Chief Guest on April 30 and Draupadi Murmu, Governor of Jharkhand has consented to be the Chief Guest for the programme on May 1.last_img read more

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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 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 | 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 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more center_img 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 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 | 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 November 17, 2011 — At RSNA 2011 in Chicago, Sectra will showcase support for the display and review of breast tomosynthesis images in its Breast Imaging Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS).Tomosynthesis is an emerging technology within breast imaging. Since most PACS do not support images of this type, a dedicated modality workstation is usually needed in order to read tomosynthesis images. With Sectra’s solution, mammography clinics can include reading of tomosynthesis images in their regular reading workflow, which will significantly contribute to increased efficiency.Mammography imaging information technology (IT) is one of Sectra’s niche markets. The Breast Imaging PACS features true multimodality capabilities and offers instant access to numerous advanced diagnostic tools in a single diagnostic workstation. Regardless of modality or vendor, all breast images are automatically aligned and displayed side-by-side in the same size and dimension.For more information: www.sectra.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | November 17, 2011 Sectra Launches Support for Breast Tomosynthesis Images in PACS last_img read more

7 reasons to choose GraphQL APIs over REST for building your APIs

first_imgREST has long been the go-to web service for front-end developers, but recently GraphQL has exploded in popularity. Now there’s another great choice for developers for implementing APIs – the Facebook created, open source GraphQL specification. Facebook has been using GraphQL APIs for almost 6 years now in most components of the Facebook and Instagram apps and websites. And since it’s open source announcement in 2015, a large number of industries, from tech giants to lean startups, have also been using this specification for creating web services. Here are 7 reasons why you should also give GraphQL a try for building your APIs. #1. GraphQL is Protocol agnostic Both REST and GraphQL are specifications for building and consuming APIs and can be operated over HTTP. However, GraphQL is protocol agnostic. What this means is that it does not depend on anything HTTP. We don’t use HTTP methods or HTTP response codes with GraphQL, except for using it as a channel for GraphQL communication. #2. GraphQL allows Data Fetching GraphQL APIs allow data fetching. This data fetching feature is what makes it better as compared to REST, as you have only one endpoint to access data on a server. Whereas in a typical REST API, you may have to make requests to multiple endpoints to fetch or retrieve data from a server. #3. GraphQL eliminates Overfetching and Underfetching As mentioned earlier, the GraphQL server is a single endpoint that handles all the client requests, and it can give the clients the power to customize those requests at any time. Clients can ask for multiple resources in the same request and they can customize the fields needed from all of them. This way, clients can be in control of the data they fetch and they can easily avoid the problems of over-fetching and under-fetching. With GraphQL, clients and servers are independent which means they can be changed without affecting each other. #4. Openness, Flexibility, and Power GraphQL APIs solves the data loading problem with its three attributes. First, GraphQL is an open specification rather than a software. You can use GraphQL to serve many different needs at once. Secondly, GraphQL is flexible enough not to be tied to any particular programming language, database or hosting environment. Third GraphQL brings in power and performance and reduces code complexity by using declarative queries instead of writing code. #5. Request and response are directly related In RESTful APIs, the language we use for the request is different than the language we use for the response. However, in the case of GraphQL APIs, the language used for the request is directly related to the language used for the response. Since we use a similar language to communicate between clients and servers, debugging problems become easier. With GraphQL APIs queries mirroring the shape of their response, any deviations can be detected, and these deviations would point us to the exact query fields that are not resolving correctly. #6. GraphQL features declarative data communication GraphQL pays major attention towards improving the DI/DX. The developer experience is as important as the user experience, maybe more. When it comes to data communication, we need to give developers a declarative language for communicating an application’s data requirements. GraphQL acts as a simple query language that allows developers to ask for the data required by their applications in a simple, natural, and declarative way that mirrors the way they use that data in their applications. That’s why frontend application developers love GraphQL. #7. Open source ecosystem and a fabulous community GraphQL has evolved in leaps and bounds from when it was open sourced. The only tooling available for developers to use GraphQL was the graphql-js reference implementation, when it came out first. Now, reference implementations of the GraphQL specification are available in various languages with multiple GraphQL clients. In addition, you also have multiple tools such as Prisma, GraphQL Faker, GraphQL Playground, graphql-config etc to build GraphQL APIs. The GraphQL community is growing rapidly. Entire conferences are exclusively dedicated to GraphQL, GraphQL Europe, GraphQL Day and GraphQL Summit to name a few. If you want to learn GraphQL, here a few resources to help you get your feet off the ground quickly. Learning GraphQL and RelayHands-on GraphQL for Better RESTful Web Services [Video]Learning GraphQL with React and Relay [Video] Read Next 5 web development tools will matter in 2018What RESTful APIs can do for Cloud, IoT, social media and other emerging technologieslast_img read more

Jamaica lawmaker steps aside from shadow post

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories He says he had no “ill intent” when he went to a police station and spoke to commanders about dropping a case against Bruce Bicknell. An officer believed Bicknell had tried to bribe him to get out of a ticket.Vaz denies any wrongdoing and will continue to serve as a Parliament member.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 0 Comments   Share   center_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – A Jamaican opposition lawmaker charged with perverting the course of justice is stepping aside from a party post.Jamaica Labor Party legislator Daryl Vaz announced Wednesday that he is taking a leave of absence as the opposition’s chief spokesman on information and communications technology issues. He says he wants to minimize any impact on the party.Vaz is accused of breaching an anti-corruption law while intervening in a traffic violation involving a businessman friend. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

TTF encourage site selection

first_imgThe Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) has welcomed the commitment of the Coalition government to select a site for Sydney’s second airport. “A secondary airport is many years away so we need to take steps now to ensure we get the most out of the existing infrastructure to support the continuing growth of the visitor economy,” Mr Morrison said. The TTF said the announcement is a step in the right direction for the Australian travel industry. The modernisation of operating restrictions at Sydney Airport is the next issue in the firing line. Last month, the Pilots Association named Badgery’s Creek as the preferred site for Sydney’s secondary airport, while IATA has been pushing the Government to make a decision for months. “On the basis of the Sydney master plan that’s being developed and the other information that’s been put together through a series of government inquiries and examinations now that have been going on for more than a decade, I’d expect a decision within months,” Mr Truss said. Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss revealed that the planning process is well advanced and the Australian Government will identify a preferred site either late this year or early next year. “This issue has been the subject of numerous studies over many years, all of which have reached the same conclusion: that Badgerys Creek is the most appropriate site for a secondary Sydney airport,” TTF chief executive Ken Morrison said. Source = ETB News: P.T.last_img read more

As fans celebrate Stan Lees contributions to the

first_img As fans celebrate Stan Lee’s contributions to the pop culture canon, some have also revisited how Lee felt that with his comic books came great responsibility.The Marvel wizard, who died at age 95 on Monday, used his pen to conquer such real-world foes as racism and xenophobia.Since the 1960s, Lee advocated for tolerance through the only platform he had: the comic book pages. It was on those pages that he wrote “Stan’s Soapbox” columns preaching against bigotry and that he introduced characters of colour.While Marvel’s representation of minorities in comics hasn’t been without its stereotyping hiccups, there’s no denying Lee broadened the image of the quintessential superhero.Lee is credited with creating characters like T’Challa, the Black Panther as well as Luke Cage and the mutant X-Men.Terry Tang And Corey Williams, The Associated Press by Terry Tang And Corey Williams, The Associated Press Posted Nov 13, 2018 10:07 pm PDT When it came to racism, the pen was Stan Lee’s superpowercenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

November 14 2011Welcome to participants of the la

first_imgNovember 14, 2011Welcome to participants of the last workshop of 2011.[back from left]:Nick Klever [scholarship], Will Redwine, Nisu El and Danny Fields.[front from left]:Rosalba Ordonselli from Italy, Bianca Brown [scholarship], Yasaman Esmaili, Emilie Parks from Canada and Ji-Eun Lee from South Korea.last_img

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