first_imgFusion today announced a documentary project with critically acclaimed television writer-producer Sam Simon.The Simpsons co-creator has given Fusion exclusive access to the final months of his life, allowing the network to document the powerful and emotional story of his fight in two battles — one against cancer and another for animal rights.In late 2012, Sam Simon was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer which has since spread to several other organs. As he battles the cancer, Simon is giving away most of his fortune to save animals from harmful and abusive situations worldwide.“Sam Simon is a singular figure. Our hope is to pay tribute to his life and career while also sparking an important conversation about animal rights and empowering young people to be a catalyst for change,” said Fusion CEO Isaac Lee.Sam Simon is the critically acclaimed television writer, producer and director of Taxi, Cheers, The Tracey Ullman Show, The Drew Carey Show & The Simpsons, which he co-created. He is the recipient of nearly a dozen Emmy Awards as well as a Peabody award. Well known within the entertainment industry for his major philanthropic efforts, Simon founded the Sam Simon Foundation, whose mission is to “save the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people.”Simon is a longtime member of the National Board of PETA and has also contributed to Captain Paul Watson’s Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a global marine conversation organization which combats whaling and illegal fishing around the globe.In 2011, Simon also founded The Sam Simon Foundation: Feeding Families, a mobile vegan food bank that currently feeds 400 unemployed families each day.The documentary project is being produced in conjunction with Wayfarer Entertainment.last_img read more

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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The CFC is currently seeking nominations for the next Slaight Music Residency, a creative and business initiative for Canadian composers and songwriters. In the coming weeks, we’re going to continue highlighting Slaight Music Residency alumni through featured Q&As, during which we will discuss their past, present and future work in the screen-based entertainment industry.Our second CFC Music Spotlight focuses on Jeff Morrow, alumnus of the 2012 Slaight Music Residency. Since leaving the CFC, Jeff has written music for Marvel’s Ant-Man, Fox’s The Peanuts Movie, Dreamworks’ Trollsand Disney Animation’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.WHAT EFFECT DID THE SLAIGHT MUSIC RESIDENCY HAVE ON YOUR CAREER? FOR EXAMPLE, YOU HAVE COLLABORATED WITH PROGRAM MENTOR CHRISTOPHE BECK. It sounds trite, but the CFC was life changing. It was the fulcrum of a huge shift in my career. Advertisement Thanks to the Slaight Music Residency, I’ve had the chance to score artful, award-winning indies and popcorn blockbusters. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgAboriginal Leaders’ Federal Election Forum – Decision 2015 Leaders of the five national Aboriginal organizations join host, Michael Hutchinson to share their views of the federal election.This special election forum with Aboriginal leaders also gives you a sneak preview of the APTN National News virtual town halls with three of the four federal party leaders.Watch this edition to hear what the Aboriginal leaders say about the federal party leaders’ responses to your questions from across the country.Then be sure to tune in for the virtual town halls with the Green Party leader, Elizabeth May; Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau; and NDP leader, Tom Mulcair, on October 13th, 14th and 15th during the APTN National News timeslot.last_img

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“This is a country acutely exposed to hurricanes at the best of times,” said Sarah Muscroft, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Haiti. “With so many people still so vulnerable after the recent earthquake, a serious hurricane this year could be devastating. We are therefore planning for a worst-case scenario,” she added.Contingency plans being designed include the dedication of 24-hour humanitarian rapid response teams in case of rain or hurricane-related incidents in sites where those who lost their homes as a result of the earthquake on 12 January have settled in the capital, Port-au-Prince, according to OCHA.The rest of the country, where poverty is extreme and infrastructure poor, also remains acutely vulnerable – especially areas still recovering from Hurricanes Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike – which between them killed over 800 people in the space of a month in 2008 and devastated large parts of the country.Other preparedness measures by humanitarian agencies currently under way include the pre-positioning of two million emergency food rations in 31 locations across Haiti by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has a permanent emergency task force on standby and is pre-positioning emergency items in 10 towns and cities, and shelter agencies are working to ensure sufficient emergency shelter materials are available. Hurricane mitigation work in camps following technical assessments is also ongoing to reduce vulnerability to flooding and rains. Further contingency planning, however, would greatly benefit from release of the countrywide contingency plan drafted by the Department of Civil Protection in collaboration with partners. While the plan has been updated following the earthquake, finalization by the interior ministry has not been completed, according to OCHA.“While it is encouraging that the Government has led this process, it is vital that this plan is putinto practice as quickly as possible,” said Ms. Muscroft. “The international community is standing by to assist in this process in any way we can,” she added. 1 June 2010The humanitarian crisis triggered by January’s earthquake in Haiti could worsen with the onset of this year’s hurricane season, which experts have warned could be severe, the United Nations said today, adding that the Organization and its partners are preparing for a worst-case scenario. read more

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Highlights at the close Friday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,128.65, down 62.71 pointsDow — 21,830.31, up 33.76 points (record high)S&P 500– 2,472.10, down 3.32 pointsNasdaq — 6,374.68, down 7.51 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 80.34 cents US, up 0.47 of a centPound — C$1.6328, down 0.64 of a centEuro — C$1.4619, down 0.02 of a centEuro — US$1.1745, up 0.67 of a centOil futures:US$49.71, up 67 cents(September contract)Gold futures:US$1,275.30 per oz., up $8.80(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:Daily quote unavailable from source; office closed on Fridays(Thursday: $21.579 per oz.; $693.76 per kg.)

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Pinto notes that building a justice system that all sectors of society will trust and be able to rely on to defend and enforce their rights will take time, but it will also take bold steps as a sign of the authorities’ commitment to address the atrocities of the past and above all the structures that allowed these to happen. In the report, Mónica Pinto says Sri Lanka needs to conduct a strict exercise of introspection, so as to improve the independence, quality and credibility of its judiciary, the Attorney-General’s department and police forces.“A significant change in the attitude and sensitivity of many members of the legal professions, in particular the judiciary, towards reforms and human rights will be necessary. Guidance on how to go about strengthening the independence, impartiality and competence of the administration of justice can be found in this report, but also in an important number of international and regional instruments, including the Latimer House Principles on the Three Branches of Government endorsed by the Commonwealth Heads of Government in 2003,” she says. Pinto says while the democratic gains of the last two years must be welcomed, it is important to recognize that much more could and should have been done to manifest a commitment to genuine reform, in particular in the justice sector, and concretizing the creation of meaningful and participatory transitional justice mechanisms.She also notes more tangible reforms are expected and necessary before the country can be considered to be on a stable and sustainable path towards democracy governed by the rule of law.“It is important to accelerate the process of positive change within a comprehensive and inclusive framework otherwise the momentum for such reform could be lost,” she added. The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers says the administration of justice in Sri Lanka deserves to be more transparent, decentralized and democratic.A report by Mónica Pinto, the former Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers on her visit to Sri Lanka last year, has been submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Pinto visited Sri Lanka from 29 April to 7 May 2016, at the invitation of the Government, to assess the situation and remaining challenges concerning the independence of judges, prosecutors and lawyers and the proper administration of justice. The visit was conducted jointly with the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez. She says is it important to remember that justice must not merely be done, but must also be seen to be done. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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. “The lessons of this peacekeeping operation, recognized as one of the rare successes of our world Organization in maintaining peace over the past several decades must inspire the United Nations further in initiatives in favour of peace,” he told the 72nd annual General Assembly general debate on its second day. The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), which in 2011 helped restore legitimacy and stability along with French forces after violence broke out in the wake of an electoral crisis, with up to 7,000 uniformed personnel in the country, completed its mandate in June. Turning to the issue of terrorism, Mr. Ouattara said that despite some encouraging operations in the Middle East, the world is struggling to find a satisfactory response in Africa. “These successes will remain empty and the terrorist threat a constant worry if Africa continues to be the soft under-belly of world terrorism,” he said. He called for international support for the Security Council-endorsed G5 Sahel group, comprising Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad, which is slated to deploy its first joint force next month to combat terrorism and drugs, arms and human trafficking throughout Africa’s sub-Saharan Sahel region.Full statement (in French) available here read more

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NYON, Switzerland — UEFA has moved Thursday’s Europa League game in Ukraine between Arsenal and FC Vorskla to the capital city of Kyiv after parliament voted to impose martial law in parts of the country.Imposing martial law is Ukraine’s response after Russian border guards fired on and seized three Ukrainian ships Sunday, capturing 24 men. Ukraine and Russia have blamed each other for the dispute off the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.Neither Poltava, where the game was originally to be played, nor Kyiv will come under martial law.UEFA says the game was moved “due to security concerns,” adding that it “will continue to monitor and assess the security situation in Ukraine in the coming days before making any decision on potentially relocating other matches.”That could include Shakhtar Donetsk’s Champions League game against Lyon on Dec. 12. That’s scheduled to be played in the city of Kharkiv, which is in a martial law zone.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

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Miami Dolphins To Star in HBOs Hard Knocks

Dolphins will get national exposure in training camp.The Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets declined a chance to star in HBO’s popular, insightful show, “Hard Knocks,” which provides unprecedented insight into an NFL training camp. But the Miami Dolphins, a team struggling for an identity, did not.In its seventh season, this version offers the first time with a rookie coach, Joe Philbin.“It’s a great opportunity to connect with our fans, for the people who aren’t going to be able to come out here daily in 110-degree heat index weather and watch our guys participate in training camp,” Philbin said.HBO Sports president Ken Hershman said in a statement: “We are delighted that ‘Hard Knocks ‘ will be returning this summer and placing the spotlight on the Miami Dolphins, a venerable franchise that had an excited offseason activity. This marks the first time that series has featured a first-year head coach and we are extremely grateful to both coach Philbin and the entire organization for agreeing to participate. As always, there will be plenty on the line for veterans, free agents and rookies.”“Hard Knocks” won three Sports Emmys for its coverage of the New York Jets in 2010. The show made its debut in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens, and has had the Dallas Cowboys (2002 and ’08), Kansas City Chiefs (2007) and Cincinnati Bengals (2009) as the focus in the past. read more

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Beside The Points For Monday April 23 2018

Predictions NBA See more NBA predictions All newsletters Oh, and don’t forgetA successful no no nearly killed this man We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeSeattle to earn more frequent flyer milesThe Seattle Seahawks, by virtue of playing in a city that is very far away from other cities that host NFL teams, spend a lot of time on planes. Once every four years, they get a reprieve and get to play in Oakland, a place only 801 miles away. This year the NFL scheduled that advantage away, as Seattle will play Oakland 4,789 miles away in one of the London games. [ESPN]Detroit isn’t as bad off as it seemsEvery year, people talk about a strength of team’s schedule, and every year they tend to use the one thing that isn’t super predictive of future results, namely total wins and losses. Football is fluky, and a team’s win percentage is often no indicator of how a team will do in a subsequent year. What is helpful is looking at Pythagorean wins, which looks at how a team with a given points scored and allowed would be expected to perform as. Ranking strength of schedule by that, a team like Detroit — which has the second hardest schedule according to wins — can breathe easier, as they’d be more in the middle of the pack, with the 15th hardest schedule. [FiveThirtyEight]Pine tar seems like a bigger problem?Gerrit Cole’s spin rate on a fastball jumped from 2,163 rpm last year to 2,332 rpm this season, a jump that Trevor Bauer of the Indians suggested may have been due to the use of pine tar. Several years ago a particularly brazen use of pine tar — which can aid in grip and control of the ball and is super illegal — got Michael Pineda ejected from a game. How widespread this practice is is unclear, but pitchers and managers reportedly seem to tolerate it because many people regardless of club are using it. [ESPN]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Shady way of doing businessWe are several weeks into baseball, which means that finally top-tier talent that was forced to marinate in the minors for an arbitrary two weeks in order to defer free agency for another year is being brought up to the big leagues. The CBA gives teams control over a player for 4 or 5 minor league seasons, then six full major league seasons. Operative word being full; if you force a rookie to spend a few weeks in the minors and then bring him up, teams can defer free agency for an additional year. [The Ringer]Don’t call it a tankThe Miami Marlins, which FiveThirtyEight forecasts will have an estimated 60 wins at the end of this season (the lowest in the league), are in part owned by Derek Jeter, who oversaw a roster wipe. Confronted about this by HBO’s Bryant Gumbel, Jeter vehemently denied that the tank was on and that he truly expects the team to contend this year. [Miami Herald]Browns attempt to defy historySince 1950, the Browns have drafted 49 quarterbacks. Of those, eight were in the first round. Only one of those eight was a successful pick, Bernie Kosar, who led the Browns to three AFC championship games. In their whole history, they’ve had 55 different starting quarterbacks, of whom only 11 started in a playoff game, and only 2 since 1993. Let’s see what they do with their No. 1 pick. [ESPN]Big Number(s)21 pitchesCongratulations to San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt and condolences to viewers of a baseball game he played in! Belt has the record for most pitches in a single at bat, with 21 pitches. The at bat lasted 12 minutes and 45 seconds. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack: neil:That has to be one of the least likely no-hitters ever(at least based on the opponent)chris.herring:I’m just seeing the highlights of the no-hitter! Thats so shady! The error they called def shouldve been a hit! read more

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Courtesy of MCTSan Diego State running back Adam Muema (4) is tackled after a run during a game against Boise State Nov. 3, 2012, at Bronco Stadium. SDSU won, 21-19.Whether the Ohio State football team plays in the BCS National Championship Game at the end of the season could be determined in part by the strength of its non-conference schedule. San Diego State’s season-opening 21-point loss to Eastern Illinois won’t help the Buckeyes in that capacity.OSU was originally scheduled to play Vanderbilt this Saturday before the Commodores canceled that contest in October 2012 because of schedule changes in the Southeastern Conference. That left the Buckeyes scrambling to find a new non-conference opponent for the second game of their 2013 schedule. Enter the Aztecs.Instead of an SEC opponent, the Buckeyes are now scheduled to play a team who fell to a non-NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision school. Eastern Illinois plays in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, a level of Division I college football one step below the FBS.Aztecs coach Rocky Long said his team played “terrible” in the 40-19 loss.“We’re a pretty hurting football team right now,” Long said during a media teleconference Monday. “We expected to play better than we did. We were bad on offense, defense and special teams.”After losing to an underdog opponent, SDSU will be trying to turn the tables against the No. 3 Buckeyes Saturday.“We know we’re playing a great football team in Ohio State this weekend,” Long said. “We’re hoping to fix some things that we did wrong and play a competitive football game.”Although the Aztecs are coming off of a 21-point loss, junior linebacker Curtis Grant said the Buckeyes will not take their opponent lightly.“Everybody’s respected, so they got the same respect as anybody else that steps into the ‘Shoe,” Grant said. “When that ball sets down, it’s go time.”The Aztecs put up 440 total yards of offense, but were beset by four interceptions thrown by redshirt-junior quarterback Adam Dingwell. Dingwell threw for 318 yards, but only completed 27 of 63 passing attempts.Both Long and SDSU quarterbacks coach Brian Sipe expressed confidence in Dingwell bouncing back against the Buckeyes and said there are no current plans to make a quarterback change.“I don’t expect (Dingwell) to struggle,” Sipe said Monday. “I don’t see him on a hot seat. I’m absolutely convinced and I think the players are that he’s our man … he has intangibles that are very important to this team and I expect him to play well on Saturday.”Dingwell said he takes responsibility for the loss.“I’ll put that loss on my shoulders,” Dingwell said during a press conference Tuesday. “I didn’t play well enough for us to win, I didn’t get the ball in the end zone and that’s my job as a quarterback and a leader on this team. I’ve watched the film, I’ve seen what I’ve done wrong and now I just have to go out there and practice and (get) better.”While Sipe expects Dingwell to play better, he also expects the Aztecs’ offense to have a better balance between passing and running plays against the Buckeyes, after passing on 64 of 99 offensive plays last week.“(Running a balanced offense) was (offensive coordinator Bob) Toledo’s intent going into the season, we just found ourselves backed into a corner,” Sipe said. “Statistics tend to get skewed when that happens, but absolutely, we run a balanced offense here.”The Aztecs’ ability to run a balanced offense may have been affected by the loss of redshirt-junior running back Adam Muema, who left the game early due to an ankle injury. Long said Tuesday he expects Muema, who ran for 1,458 yards and 16 touchdowns last season but only gained 17 yards on 10 carries before his injury last week, to be “full speed” for Saturday.OSU coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday Muema could be the best running back the Buckeyes face all year.“When he went down, they weren’t quite the same,” Meyer said. “We’re preparing to see a heavy dose of No. 4 (Muema).”SDSU gained a total of 122 yards on 35 carries versus Eastern Illinois. While Muema’s injury may have played a factor in the Aztecs’ game on the ground, senior left tackle Bryce Quigley said responsibility also falls on the offensive line.“We have to be more physical up front,” Quigley said Monday. “We didn’t prove that we can run the ball. If we don’t do it on the field, then we have to resort to the passing game.”Defensively, the Aztecs are looking to bounce back after giving up 533 yards and six touchdowns to the Panthers.Meyer said the SDSU defense, whose base scheme uses three defensive linemen, three linebackers and five defensive backs, could present a challenge.“It’s an odd-stacked 3-3-5 defense that they blitz, high percentage of pressures,” Meyer said Monday. “Their movement, they are a chaos defense that play really hard with some good players.”Redshirt senior safety Nat Berhe said the defense has to “move on” from the disappointment of last week.“I think we came in and we thought it was going to be easy, and that’s our fault,” Berhe said Monday. “We have to get everybody on the same page.”The Aztecs won’t be underestimating their opponent this week. Long said Tuesday he thinks OSU might be the “best team in the country.”“They’re as good as anybody else I’ve seen on film over the past 2-3 years,” Long said.Long said he considers OSU junior quarterback Braxton Miller to be the “leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy.”“He’s big, he’s strong, he’s fast, he’s got a great arm,” Long said Tuesday. “He’s improved his accuracy tremendously since last year, and not only that, he’s a really big running threat. He’s hard to tackle, he makes people miss, he can outrun people. Let’s just put on ESPN and (see) what they say about him, because it’s all true.”The key to holding Miller in check will be whether or not SDSU can bring pressure and get to the quarterback, redshirt-junior defensive end Cody Galea said.“He’s a good quarterback, but they’re all the same,” Galea said. “If you hit them enough times, they’re not going to play as well, so you just got to get there.”As for Meyer, Long said he considers his counterpart to be “one of the top five coaches in the country.”“I think there’s a lot of good football coaches in the country,” Long said. “There are a few coaches in this country that have, I call it, magic. They have a special feel or touch that make their teams a little bit better than other teams that have similar talent. And now (Meyer is) at a place that he’s got really, really good talent, so he’s a great coach and he’s got talent with a little bit of special magic.”While Long had no shortage of praise for the Buckeyes, he said he is more concerned with his team improving than he is about the competition.“I sense that our team is upset and embarrassed about the way they played, and they’re more worried about getting better than they are about who they play,” Long said.Long said there are multiple benefits to playing OSU, including the $1.2 million that SDSU receives for the game, according to an Associated Press report.“There’s some real financial benefits,” Long said Tuesday. “No. (3), it gives your players an opportunity to compete against the best. Everybody that’s a competitive athlete wants to try to compete against the best to see where they stack up, so that’s the case, if we are competitive and play well, it could help some other things.”The Buckeyes will likely be considered heavy favorites to win this game following SDSU’s loss, but Long made it clear the team has not lost confidence in its goal of winning the Mountain West Conference title this season.“One game does not make a season,” Long said. “We’ve got a lot more games to play.”Kickoff between the 1-0 Buckeyes and 0-1 Aztecs is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

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first_imgMetso is introducing revolutionary rock crushing technology at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG industry event in Las Vegas. The Metso MXTM cone crusher is based on the patented Multi-Action crushing technology, which combines the piston and rotating bowl into a single crusher. The new crusher provides a giant leap in profitability by cutting operational costs 10% and enabling 10% higher uptime compared to traditional cone crushers.“Aggregate producers are facing increasing pressure on efficiency and cost management. In order to meet these demands, we rethought the crushing basics and combined our long experience in different cone crusher technologies with our extensive engineering knowledge. Two individual crushing methods based on the piston and rotating bowl were conjoined, and as a result, we created the MX Cone with Multi-Action technology,” says Jouni Mahonen, VP, Global Sales & Product Support at Metso.Designed for the most demanding rock conditions and with a special focus on automated adjustment features, the Metso MX enables extremely cost-effective and safe operations. It also provides a very high reduction ratio with a premium end-product shape and consistency critical in aggregate applications. Its robust design makes the Metso MX also very suitable for demanding mining applications.The key benefit of the Metso patented Multi-Action technology is the easy under-load setting adjustment and wear compensation without having to stop the process. This can be now combined with extended wear life and better mechanical protection. Optimal cavity design, stroke direction and effectively distributed crushing action lead to the ulti¬mate rock-on-rock crushing motion. This combined with the innovative Multi-Action technology results in extended maintenance intervals and higher production.The Metso MX also provides maximized tramp release distance with high protection against uncrushable objects and overloading. The crusher can utilize up to 70% of the mass of new wear parts – a record-breaking utilization rate. Thanks to the intelligent design of the crusher, the quality characteristics of all sized end-product fractions stay consistent throughout the lifetime of the wear parts.“After 10,000 hours of rigorous testing, we are proud to say the Metso MX meets our targets for increased profitability by allowing 24/7 crushing with minimum downtime,” Mahonen concludes.last_img read more

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first_imgAs State Bank of India signed a preliminary agreement with Canada’s largest asset management company Brookfield to invest in India’s stressed asset sector, a few other firms — both local and foreign — are eyeing the space.The funds will reportedly invest in stressed-assets of banks and asset reconstruction companies (ARCs). Investments from the fund will further be used to revive the stress levels on each asset, project or company.Apart from bringing stability, the turnaround will help arrive at balanced valuation, bridging the valuation divide between the ARCs and the banks, noted a Business Standard report. Historically, ARCs seek for valuing their assets low while banks have sought for an increased valuation.ARCs are companies that buy out stressed asset at discounted prices to revive them. Stressed asset funds, however, take a balanced view of the asset condition, thereby helping to chalk out a realistic valuation acceptable to both the parties before investing in them.The recent buzz surrounding the stressed asset fund comes on account of both the central bank and the government tightening the noose around the bank’s growing non-performing assets and relaxing rules on bad loan investments, respectively.”All the indicators are good, insolvency law has been passed and it is a matter of time before deals start getting converted,” Dinkar Venkatasubramanian from EY told the Mint. He added that India’s colossal bad loans need cleaning up, therefore all funds will find commitments.Foreign investors like J.C. Flowers & Co, Canada Pension Plan and local players like JM Financial, Edelweiss Financial Services and Srei Alternative Investment Manager are considering to set up such funds.Edelweiss Financial Services and JM Financial have full-fledged asset reconstruction units of their own. The Mint report noted that Edelweiss is planning a stressed asset fund in the range of $700 million to $1 billion. The company’s investment in the space would be one of the largest to be established by an Indian firm.The company noted that it wished to sit on its investment for nearly six to eight years so as to turn these stressed assets into financially sound valuables.Indian banks have nearly Rs. 8 lakh crore of gross non-performing assets (NPA).last_img read more

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first_img Remember how much digital ink we’ve spilled talking about how bad modern cyber security is? Well! Now Congress is actually (maybe!) going to do something about it.The Internet of Things Cyber Security Act of 2017 is a bipartisan bill put forth by US Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden D-OR, and Steve Daines (R-MT) that would require manufacturers to bake some basic security features into internet-of-things devices.If you’re wondering why that’s such a big deal, last year we saw an uptick in truly large-scale cyber attacks across the globe. Researchers discovered that a number of organizations had begun using security holes in smart devices like printers or routers or light switches to create powerful, specialized squadrons of zombie computers. These groups, known as botnets, are all under the control of whoever took them over. With a sizable enough army, an unscrupulous individual could bring down almost anything connected to the internet. Simply by jamming a target with traffic, an attacker could cripple major servers for banks or other vital services. Some attacks have even been large enough to take significant chunks of the internet itself offline (which… why the hell aren’t we talking about that more?)Senators Warner and Gardner of the Cybersecurity CaucusThis bill would require all of the hardware purchased by the US government to have some protections. Passwords for these devices will be changeable, they will be patched and maintained regularly, and it even shields security researchers who are acting in good faith from prosecution for certain types of study. These steps are particularly important because many of the devices used in these botnets have hard-coded login information. Ostensibly, this is so the companies can update and service devices without having to worry about being locked out, but it also makes it astonishingly easy for just about anyone to use these mini-computers for nefarious ends. This is so easy, in fact, to prevent that some hackers have been messing with folks — even bricking their unsecured devices — just to teach people a lesson about security.This certainly steps in the right direction towards an obvious and desperately-needed solution, but it’s also remarkably small in scope, only affecting devices used by the federal government. Even so, Senators Warner and Garner tout the bill as a major win.“The IoT landscape continues to expand, with most experts expecting tens of billions of devices operating on our networks within the next several years,” Gardner said in a statement. “As these devices continue to transform our society and add countless new entry points into our networks, we need to make sure they are secure from malicious cyber-attacks. As co-chairs of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, Senator Warner and I are committed to advancing our nation’s cybersecurity defenses and this marks an important step in that direction.”If they’d like to get serious, really serious about committing to action, then these requirements would apply to all devices sold in the US. Yeah, it’s an extreme measure, but we’re playing with some pretty big flames here. It’s not too far-fetched to expect, in short order, cities or critical services like medical databases being subject to attack from outside groups. But, even as the threats mount, politicians are painfully ignorant or unwilling to act in earnest.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Researchers Discover Two More Cases of Facebook Data ExposureJapan Beefs Up Cybersecurity Ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics last_img read more

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Merging Mac iOS Apps Is a NoBrainer for Apple

first_imgMicrosoft has been pushing developers into creating Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) or Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that can effectively run in everything from the small screen of the fabled Surface phone codenamed Andromeda to the 2-in-1 Centaurus double-screen laptop-tablet to the Surface Pro to the Surface Book to the Surface Studio.Credit: Denys Prykhdov/ShutterstockMacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/merging-mac-ios-apps-brainer-apple?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Apple is allegedly going to push developers into merging Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps into one single executable sometime in 2021. Don’t worry, though: They are not killing the Mac (yet). And this is actually great news for everyone.According to a Bloomberg report this week, the Cupertino company wants to make it easier to develop once and deploy everywhere through a new “multi step initiative” called Marzipan. That’s on the heels of Apple’s move last year to release UIKit, developer tools that make it easier to bring iOS apps over to the Macs.What Apple’s planningWith Marzipan, the Bloomberg article says that Apple’s goal is to increase revenue by promoting the “easier” creation of software. But that’s quite naive. As any developer would tell you, even if the codebase is the same, there’s no such a thing as “easier” when it comes to develop to multiple platforms. No matter how smooth Apple can make it work, streamlining development in the way Apple reportedly envisions will always come with higher costs associated with user interface development and hardware testing. But still, it will much better than having to maintain multiple projects for multiple hardware platforms.The obvious benefit for consumers is that, in theory, the move will bring great apps to different Apple machines that previously weren’t there. Imagine a professional macOS app like Photoshop running on a MacBook as usual that turns into a touch-based version on iPad and then a further simplified version for a beefy iPhone. (An iOS version of Photoshop is in the works, at least for the iPad this year.) Likewise, an app like Netflix or Gmail will be able to effortlessly migrate to Apple laptop and desktop computers.Credit: AdobeThis move makes even more sense when you look at Apple’s rumored plans of using ARM-based Axx processors in its MacBooks. The iPad has shown the way, offering better performance than most laptops — it’s only limited by its RAM. There’s no doubt that Apple will put ARM processors in all of its computers sooner than later.But the key here is that, even while Apple has said again and again that it is not planning to merge macOS and iOS, this development merging will effectively achieve that.Apps will still be able to run in windowed mode on the desktop Macs. And the Finder will still be macOS’ app “launcher” for the time being — the same way that the iPhone or iPad springboards are iOS’s launchers. But those are inconsequential differences. In effect, if apps run with a single codebase across iPhone, iPad, and Macs, then Apple would have effectively merged all the operating systems. The only thing that will change will be the user experience on each machine — the front end you put on it.A new wave of morphing computing form factorsA move like this will allow Apple to explore new form factors the same way that Microsoft is doing with its Surface hardware or Google is doing with foldable phones or the rumored Android Q desktop mode.Because the fact is that, while Apple is working to make this merge happen in 2021, those two companies are way ahead in developing a seamless operating system that can work across different form factors, morphing applications’ user experiences to adapt to those form factors.Credit: Thurrot.comMicrosoft has been pushing developers into creating Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) or Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that can effectively run in everything from the small screen of the fabled Surface phone codenamed Andromeda to the 2-in-1 Centaurus double-screen laptop-tablet to the Surface Pro to the Surface Book to the Surface Studio.All these machines will plug into the same Windows Core OS and offer slightly different user experience, with apps morphing to adopt to the features of whatever hardware they run in. And all of them will be available in single containers in the Microsoft Store, just like Apple reportedly plans to do with Marzipan apps.And then there’s Google, which is taking the reverse path, prepping developers to create app that can run in everything from Android phones to foldable phones to 2-in-1 devices to Chromebooks. Credit: GoogleThe Mountain View company said last year that it was working to ensure that its OS and apps would work across different form factors seamlessly. In a blog post on the Android Developers site, the company noted that apps also needed to morph its UI along with the device itself. Something like YouTube should work in single-pane view and expand dynamically as you open the second pane of your phone. OutlookThe next few years will see a total change in the way we understand computing, with the three big tech companies adopting for devices that can change shape and apps that can work across multiple devices seamlessly. Soon enough, we will no have to worry about which programs run where. Instead, we will just pick any device and have fun or do our jobs. At last, computing has become exciting again.This post originally appeared on Tom’s Guide. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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first_img   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 12:29Broken down vehicle on M6One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and M6 (Stafford Services). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed. Stafford Services is located between J14 and J15.12:10Delays on A53 in Stockton BrookVery slow traffic on A53 Leek New Road in both directions at A5009 Baddeley Green Lane. In the roadworks area.Caller reports resurfacing works are causing delays in the area. Traffic is especially slow travelling Westbound.12:05Abandoned vehicle on M6A Highways England spokesman said:Soundbound exit slip. Abandoned vehicle on the verge. Recovery and #trafficofficers on scene. Lane 1 closed for recovery. Please take care in area “11:33Delays on M6 in StaffordshireNorthbound near junction 13. More here.11:04Just one lane closed nowOne lane closed and queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on M6 Northbound before J13 A449 (Stafford South).Lane one (of four) is closed. Traffic was held to attend to the vehicles and clean up the scene. Cameras show on of the cars involved on the verge next to lane one. 10:56Traffic being held On M6Stationary traffic due to all traffic being temporarily held and multi-vehicle accident on M6 Northbound before J13 A449 (Stafford South).Traffic has been held to attend to the vehicles and clean up the scene. Cameras show on of the cars involved on the verge next to lane one. Emergency services are at scene attending to the vehicles.10:47Multi-vehicle accident on M6One lane closed and very slow traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on M6 Northbound before J13 A449 (Stafford South).Lane one (of four) is closed. Cameras show on of the cars involved on the verge next to lane one. Emergency services are at scene attending to the vehicles. 10:17Slow traffic in CheadleVery slow traffic on A522 Tape Street Southbound at B5417 Queen Street. In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights are in operation. 10:06Investigation continues after blaze rips through houseFive fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze. More here.08:30Heavy traffic at Smallthorne RoundaboutsHeavy traffic on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts). Travel time is four minutes. 08:01Temporary traffic lights causing delays on A52Queueing traffic on A52 in both directions from A523 (Swinscoe) to B5032 Ashbourne Road (Mayfield). In the roadworks area.Due to temporary traffic lights. 07:48Robbie Williams and wife Ayda quit as X Factor JudgesThe couple have confirmed they won’t be returning as judges on the ITV music competition. More here.07:34Heavy traffic in BucknallA52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).07:07Usual queuing traffic on A50Queueing traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). In the roadworks area.Due to a lane closure.06:35Arrest after late night collisionA person was arrested after police were called to a collision in Newcastle town centre. More here. 06:21Good morningWe’ll be bringing you the latest updates from across the region throughout the morning. Punter found hiding in bushes Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday, April 12. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing womancenter_img Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more

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first_img 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 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 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more read more 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 Technology | October 14, 2014 PenRad Partners With Clinithink to Optimize ICD-10 Coding Compliance at Point of Dictation Clinithink’s technology to streamline efficiency of PenRad MIS radiology reporting Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 Related Content IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | 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 October 14, 2014 — PenRad Technologies Inc. announced its partnership with Clinithink to refine the process of clinical documentation for radiologists in real time. PenRad is embedding Clinithink’s CLiX CNLP (clinical natural language processing) platform into its MIS (mammography information system) solution to increase productivity, accuracy and efficiency of the mammography reporting workflow for its existing install base.“Following an in-depth evaluation, we found Clinithink to be the most clinically rich, easily integrated platform available on the market today,” said Greg Gustafson, president and CEO of PenRad Technologies. “Adding Clinithink’s CLiX CNLP to PenRad’s rules engine for its MIS solution will enable our radiologists to receive instant feedback for optimum ICD-10 coding as they dictate their reports, saving valuable time and improving the accuracy of the data.”PenRad will debut this combined technology platform to the broader radiology market in 2015. With a series of updates to its existing solutions to support both narrative and structured data and through integration with acute and ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR) vendors, this new generation of software will make the ICD-10 transition seamless, while positively impacting clinicians’ workflow and improving quality of care.“We are excited to be working closely with a radiology powerhouse like PenRad,” said Chris Tackaberry, M.D., Clinithink CEO. “Our partnership highlights the pressing need to leverage unstructured healthcare data to address business challenges including revenue optimization, workflow management and standards of care. We are delighted that PenRad has identified the benefits that can be offered to its customers in these areas by integrating our CLiX CNLP platform.”For more information: www.penrad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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 last_img read more

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Intrepid launches 9 new trips its most adventurous to date

first_imgIntrepid launches 9 new trips, its most adventurous to date << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Monday, December 11, 2017 TORONTO — Clients looking for one-of-a-kind experiences abroad should take note: Intrepid Travel has just launched nine brand new itineraries as part of its annually released range of Expedition tours.Set to depart in 2018 and 2019, the itineraries explore areas like the Congo Basin’s tropical rainforests and will be the newest and most adventurous trips in the company’s portfolio.“We created the Expeditions to innovate and test new product in the continuously growing adventure travel sector,” said Leigh Barnes, Intrepid Travel’s director of North America. “As adventure travel has become increasingly popular, we find our limited-edition Expedition trips continuously sell-out as people are wanting to have cultural experiences in destinations few have had the opportunity to explore, for travellers these trips are the ultimate bucket-list items.”The Expeditions introduce two new Expedition destinations to the company’s product range, Paraguay and Vanuatu, and include visits to untapped cities within well-visited countries such as India, Argentina and South Africa. These include:Embarking on “Russia Expedition – Winter Trans-Siberian Adventure” via the great Trans-Siberian Railway with stops at the ‘Old Believers Village,’ which has seen little change since the 1800sEncountering the world’s largest group of western lowland gorillas on “Republic of Congo Expedition – Gorilla Trek,” led by expert trackersWandering through the Ima Keithal, a market run solely by women and the largest of its kind in Asia, on “India Expedition – Tea & Tribes”Venturing to where few visitors to South Africa go—the northern corners of Kruger National Park—to spot cheetahs, lions and elephants by foot on “South Africa Expedition – Kruger Walking Safari”Trekking unspoiled Patagonian landscapes and sleeping under the stars on the homestead of a 200-year old Andean mountain house on “Patagonia Expedition – Andean Crossing”More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthLed by local leaders, the new trips offer interactions with community members like staying in Paraguay’s San Rafael National Park with the family who runs the conservation organization, Pro Cosara. They will add to travellers’ favourite Expeditions like Morocco Expedition – Walking with Berber Nomads and Russia Expedition – Footsteps of the Reindeer Herders.Departures for the new Expeditions are priced as low as $2,735 CAD per person. For more information on the tour range, visit intrepidtravel.com/ca/theme/expeditions. Tags: Adventure Travel, Intrepid Travellast_img read more

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Costa Ricans racked up credit card debt on TVs travel during World

first_img Facebook Comments After the blowup with Costa Rica’s once adored National Men’s Team coach, Jorge Luis Pinto, some Ticos were left with a bad taste in their mouths after an otherwise historic run in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Another thing many Costa Ricans might be grimacing from is credit card debt they racked up during those exhilarating weeks now that the first statements are due.Elena Galante, corporate social responsibility manager for BAC Credomatic, told The Tico Times in a telephone interview that Credomatic, one of the largest issuers of plastic in Costa Rica, noted spikes in purchases of flat-screen televisions and international travel during La Sele’s run to the quarterfinals in Brazil. The social responsibility manager noted that many shoppers took advantage of World Cup promotions and might have bought more than usual.“People definitely use their credit cards more when there’s euphoria, but now the fun has passed and it’s time to sit down and figure out what you owe,” Galante said.Costa Rican credit card debt has been on the rise in recent years. The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce, which tracks credit card use, reported that the number of credit cards issued and corresponding debt have been steadily increasing here. Between July 2012 and April 2014, Costa Rican credit card debt has grown 21 percent from ₡395 billion ($728 million) to ₡480 billion ($885 million). As of April, 1,764,609 credit cards were issued in Costa Rica. MEIC’s latest credit card report recorded total Costa Rican credit card debt at over ₡804 billion — roughly $1.48 billion — up 2.37 percent from the previous report, issued in January.Some shoppers have tried to pawn their way out of their spending during the World Cup. Several local media outlets reported in July that electronics pawn shops have been inundated with flat-screen and smart TVs. The daily La Nación reported that stocks of flat-screen TVs in pawn shops jumped anywhere from 15 to 40 percent as Ticos rushed to unload them after the Netherlands eliminated La Sele on July 5.Unfortunately, used plane tickets to Brazil don’t garner much resale value.The social responsibility manager advised customers to always pay their minimum balance — and preferably more than that — to avoid tarnishing their credit score.“After you’ve spent the money, you need to assess what you owe and how you’re going to pay it. But there are ways to prevent credit card debt by planning head and setting savings goals,” she advised. Related posts:World Cup couch potatoes hurting retail sales Public workers can take recess to watch Costa Rica’s World Cup games, Solís says Costa Rica hopes La Sele will bring home a trophy, along with more tourists A rebuttal to Wall Street Journal editor’s call for US World Cup fans to ignore Costa Ricalast_img read more

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Delta American and United ban shipments of big five hunting trophies

first_imgAccording to NBC News, a United spokesman said Monday that the airline was also prohibiting big-game shipments. The airline did not immediately respond to The Washington Post’s request for comment Tuesday morning.The bans by the three major U.S. carriers were announced amid mounting international outrage over the hunting death of one of Africa’s most iconic lions, Cecil, who was killed in Zimbabwe by a U.S. big-game hunter. Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, has said he had “no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite.”“I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt,” he said last week in a statement obtained by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.See also: Rich US tourists kill hundreds of lions each year, and it’s all legalDelta isn’t the first airline to take such action. Emirates Airlines announced a similar ban earlier this year, for example.“Lions, elephants and the other species that make up the Africa Big Five belong on the savanna, not on the walls and in home museums of wealthy people who spend a fortune to kill the grandest, most majestic animals in the world,” Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said in a statement. “Delta has set a great example, and no airline should provide a getaway vehicle for the theft of Africa’s wildlife by these killers.”The Humane Society had urged the airline industry “to join the international fight to end trophy hunting.”As The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham reported, wealthy U.S. tourists account for the majority of lions killed for sport in Africa. A 2011 report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare found that between 1999 and 2008, Americans brought home lion trophies (including heads and pelts) representing 64 percent of all African lions killed for sport during that period.And that number is rising: “Of these trophies, the number imported into the U.S. in 2008 was larger than any other year in the decade studied and more than twice the number in 1999,” the report found.“In Africa overall,” the report says, Americans “make up the greatest number” of big-game hunters targeting the big five, as well as animals such as antelopes and zebras — “particularly in countries where hunting safaris are expensive.”The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, a nongovernmental organization, believes that Cecil was lured off the Hwange National Park — land on which he was protected.In the aftermath of the hunt, protesters gathered at Palmer’s dental practice, and his membership to Safari Club International was suspended. He’s largely remained out of sight, though a representative has made contact with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials.On Sunday, Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority accused a second U.S. doctor, Jan Seski, of illegally killing a lion in April. The wildlife authority said Seski killed the animal — without approval — with a bow and arrow on land where it was not allowed, near Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, according to the Associated Press.Washington Post staff writer Peter Holley contributed to this article.© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Effective immediately, we will no longer transport buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion or rhino trophies.— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) August 4, 2015 Related posts:US dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion Rich US tourists kill hundreds of lions each year, and it’s all legal US government sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets To conserve the Amazon, the forest must become an economic ‘asset’center_img Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines will no longer allow the shipment of lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo hunting trophies, the U.S. carriers said Monday.Delta, which announced its ban first in an afternoon statement, said it was “effective immediately.”“Prior to this ban, Delta’s strict acceptance policy called for absolute compliance with all government regulations regarding protected species,” the carrier said. “Delta will also review acceptance policies of other hunting trophies with appropriate government agencies and other organizations supporting legal shipments.”Late Monday night, American Airlines announced its own ban on shipments of trophies from the animals that comprise what hunters frequently call “the big five.”last_img read more

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