Exclusive John Salley Talks Spinal Cord Injuries And Walking With Anthony

first_imgLook To The Stars recently spoke to 15-year NBA veteran John Salley about his charity interests.John Salley has an impressive resume. Not only is he the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams, he is the host of ‘The Best Damn Sports Show Period’, has appeared in blockbuster movies including Bad Boys and Bad Boys 2, and as a vegan, strongly supports PETA. But it’s his touching encounter with Anthony Purcell and his cause, Walking with Anthony that grabbed our attention.Walking with Anthony is a charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). Founded by Micki Purcell two years ago, Walking with Anthony was established after Micki’s son Anthony (then 22 years old) dove into the ocean into a hidden sand-bar, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down.Micki and Anthony with John SalleyAfter two years of intensive recovery therapy at San Diego-based Project Walk, Anthony has shown miraculous recovery and can now stand with the aid of a walker and is getting better each day, an occurrence that doctors said would never happen two years ago.Micki just put on a fundraiser event this past month to raise awareness, and basketball legend John Salley decided to jump on board to help in any way he could – acting as spokesperson for Walking with Anthony and being the master of ceremonies at April’s Fundraiser.Look to the Stars was honored to speak with the NBA veteran and Anthony about this remarkable story.John, how did you learn about Walk with Anthony?A friend of mine had asked me about hosting an event for him and I was hooked after watching his video and reading about him. I don’t think anyone could not be moved by his determination.What was it that hooked you?He’s someone working hard at something to get back to a point – to see his spirit crushed and where he was, and how hard he is fighting, pushing for a second chance, not giving up, its inspiring.You had met him prior to his accident?Yes, I had met him three years earlier at my daughter’s birthday party in Malibu. He was just being a fun kid and he came over and sat next to me and said ’What’s up John’ and was joshing around with me and he left quite an impression.What have you learned from Anthony?Quite a bit. Perseverance and strength of character to name a few. I never thought in my life that I’d know someone like Anthony who is going through something like this, especially after meeting him, and it made me think about my own life and how it could happen to anyone really. When you get older you think about your future and you never really know.He’s inspired you?I think he definitely has an amazing spirit about him, he is going to be healthy again and nobody is getting in his way, especially a spinal cord injury.And finally, if you had a theme song, what would it be?Bob Marley, ‘Get Up, Stand Up’.After speaking with Salley, we spoke with Anthony, a former model with an amazing and inspirational outlook on life. He describes his meeting with Salley three years ago as ‘luck’ and is determined to help ‘as many people as possible’ with spinal cord injuries.Anthony, you left quite an impression on John Salley when you first met him several years ago at his daughter’s birthday party in Malibu. What three words would you use to describe this chance meeting?Luck, Fate, Chance.Since the accident, you continue to shatter the current perception that your spinal cord injury is unchangeable-that you’ll never walk again. Where are you now in the process of recovery?I have recovered dramatically. I have made progress to the point where I can stand on a walker with very little assistance. Not only physically, but emotionally I have made leaps and bounds…and that’s very important.How is ‘Walking With Anthony’ helping others with spinal cord injuries?Walking With Anthony’s mission is to forever change the recovery outcome of spinal cord injury, currently perceived as unchangeable. It is very costly to recover from this injury. Luckily, my family has the necessary funds to help me seek treatment. So I wanted to raise money and help others who are not as fortunate as I am. I’m thrilled that this organization is growing at the rapid speed that it is. I want to help as many people as possible, and I am excited to do that.It must be difficult to focus on your own well-being while helping others heal from similar injuries without draining yourself emotionally. Have you been able to draw strength from others in similar situations and/or all your friends and family posting videos on your site?Seeing others going through some of the same things that I am going through inspires me. When I am down-in-the-dumps and having a bad day I think about them and how this happened for a reason, and the reason is for me to draw strength from that and help them.Speaking of drawing strength, your parents are amazing. How has it been working with your mother, Micki? Did you know she was Wonder Woman before your accident?My mother is my rock. Working with her has also inspired me, due to the simple fact that she has never given up on me. She has always been wonder woman, even prior to my accident. A true inspiration. I’m not the hero here, she is.Tell us a little bit about your first annual “Movement for Change” red carpet fundraiser, how was the event and explain what the ‘Movement for Change’ is all about? And what was it like having Salley and Jerry West there supporting you?‘Movement for Change’ turned out amazing. It was great to see all my friends and family from around the country gather for such a great cause. ‘Movement for Change’ simply means our foundation is trying to change the way doctors perceive spinal cord injury recovery. Having John and Jerry there was awesome. Growing up as a big NBA fan, it meant a lot for them to give back.Do you have any statistics regarding the number of people with SCI’s that might ‘recover’ with proper rehab?There are 13,000 SCI injuries a year. And there are 1.5 million people that are in wheelchairs because of this injury. Very many with rehab can get stronger, healthier and more independent.Tell us a little bit about Legends Fight Night?Walking With Anthony was chosen to be one of the beneficiaries for Legends Fight Night (at Soldier Stadium in Chicago). It was a great way to get our name out there and raise money for WWA. I had an awesome time!Do you think more celebrities should step-up and help others?Absolutely! The more the merrier. Having a celebrity by your side really brings recognition and helps build your foundation in a positive way.Do you surf? There are numerous organizations that harness the healing power of the ocean, it’s amazing. I was just curious – as I’m sure you’ve heard of Life Rolls On, recently absorbed by the Chris/Dana Reeve Foundation?No. Being from South Florida you would think that I would, but I just never got the hang of it! I have heard of Life Rolls On and how it is a great cause.And if you had a theme song, what would it be?Corey Smith – If I could do it again.And finally, please tell us you have plans to get back into modeling?You might catch me in a magazine or two ;)Look to the Stars and this writer in particular would like to thank John Salley for his time and Anthony and Micki Purcell for ‘walking the walk’.Please visit Walking With Anthony for more information.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

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Morocco expresses ‘understanding’ of Saudi Arabia’s refusal to sit on Security…

first_imgRabat- Morocco expressed understanding, on Monday, of the refusal of Saudi Arabia to sit on the UN Security Council, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.“The Kingdom of Morocco expresses understanding of the announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its refusal to sit as non-permanent member (the Security Council of the UN) for the 2014/2015 period, a position which has been widely welcomed internationally with consideration and respect,” the ministry said.The statement added that Morocco is keen to see the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continue to play its active and effective role in the defense of the just causes of the Arab and Islamic nation, urging the Security Council to remove the barriers that hinder its action. “The Kingdom of Morocco expresses pride in the constant coordination with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on all regional and international issues, in the context of the strong fraternal relations uniting HM King Mohammed VI, and his brother, the Custodian of the Two holy Places of Islam, HM King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,” the statement added.last_img read more

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Rajitha urges GMOA to have talks not protest

The Minister said that the GMOA never had talks with him on the vehicle permit issue mentioned in the budget or increasing the basic salary of Government doctors by Rs. 10,000. Dr. Senaratne said that the last time he met the GMOA the discussion focused on improving the health sector.The Minister also noted that the last discussion he had with the GMOA ended positively. (Colombo Gazette) He says at times he is forced to hear of concerns of the GMOA through the media and not at face to face discussions. Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne urged the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) to have talks with the Government to address their issues.A statement by the Health Ministry quoited the Minister as saying, having discussions and not protesting, is the best was to resolve any issue. read more

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Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week in latest sign of

by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Nov 19, 2015 6:33 am MDT Last Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week in latest sign of job market health In this Oct. 6, 2015, photo, military veteran Mark Cannon, of Miami, right, talks with Cynthia Carcillo, a veterans outreach representative for Career Source Broward, about employment opportunities at a job fair for veterans, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The Labor Department reported Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, that fewer Americans sought unemployment aid a week earlier, fresh evidence that companies are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their workers. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) WASHINGTON – The Labor Department reported Thursday that fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, fresh evidence that companies are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their workers.THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for jobless benefits dropped 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 271,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased 3,000 to 270,750.The number of people that are receiving benefits was mostly unchanged, at 2.18 million.KEY DRIVERS: Businesses appear to have been mostly unfazed by a weaker economy in the July-September quarter, when growth slowed to just 1.5 per cent at an annual pace. They haven’t responded by cutting more jobs.BIG PICTURE: Hiring is typically healthy when applications are so low. Employers added 271,000 jobs in October, the largest monthly gain this year. The unemployment rate fell to 5 per cent from 5.1 per cent in the previous month.There have also been signs that average pay is finally picking up after roughly six years of sluggish growth. Average hourly wages rose 2.5 per cent in October from a year earlier, the largest annual gain since 2009.Still, that remains below the 3.5 per cent pace that is typical in a healthy economy.October’s job gain came after two months of tepid hiring in August and September. Yet employers have added an average of 206,000 jobs a month this year. That’s enough to lower the unemployment rate over time.ANALYST’S VIEW: “Firms are holding onto employees” perhaps in part because they worry that replacing people will be difficult, said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.THE TAKEAWAY: Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so the low level suggests companies are cutting few jobs. read more

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Kawhi Leonard pours in 27 points in Raptors 125107 win over Washington

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard poured in 27 points, and the Toronto Raptors rediscovered their three-point touch in a 125-107 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday.The win was the Raptors’ fourth in a row, and at 16-4, made for their best start through 20 games in franchise history.Kyle Lowry added 15 points and nine assists for the Raptors.Toronto shot a season’s best 17-for-39 from three-point range.The Raptors’ second unit outscored Washington’s 59-39. OG Anunoby, playing his first game after missing three with a wrist injury, led the way with 15 points, while Fred VanVleet chipped in with 13, Serge Ibaka had 12, and Delon Wright chipped in with 10.Bradley Beal led the Wizards (6-12) with 20 points.  The Raptors were home from a 3-1 road trip, their one loss coming in overtime in Boston to kick off the trip. They were playing their first game at Scotiabank Centre since Dwane Casey led his Detroit Pistons to comeback — and revenge — victory over his old team.The Raptors led by as many as 16 points in the first half before the Wizards, Toronto’s first-round opponent in last season’s playoffs, opened the third quarter with a 7-0 run to briefly take the lead. But Toronto closed the third with a 15-6 run to lead 101-87 with one quarter to play.The Wizards would pull within 10 points early in the fourth, but by the time Lowry chucked up a circus shot with four and a half minutes to play, the Raptors were fully in the driver’s seat with a 114-99 lead.The Raptors struggled from three-point range on the road, shooting 38 per cent from long distance in their 124-108 win in Atlanta on Wednesday.“We are shooting it not very well and I’m crossing my fingers and rubbing my rabbit’s foot that hopefully some of those shots start going in,” coach Nick Nurse said prior to Friday’s tip-off. “I think it’ll go back to the norm, and that’s good news.”His words proved prophetic. The Raptors missed their first four three-point attempts before the flood gates opened.“We’re looking for certain shots and we’ve got goals each game of which shots we’re looking for,” Nurse explained selection analytics. “We’re meeting those and exceeding those guidelines.”The Raptors, who’d beaten the Wizards 117-113 in Washington on Oct. 19, debuted their gold-on-white OVO city edition jerseys designed in collaboration with Drake, who was in his courtside seat for the first time this season.After their four three-point misses, back-to-back threes by Ibaka and Danny Green kick-started the barrage. Toronto had seven threes in the first quarter, and led 38-26 to start the second.A reverse layup by Delon Wright gave Toronto a 16-point cushion less than a minute into the second, but the Wizards closed the gap and a three-pointer by Tomas Satoransky cut Toronto’s lead to 70-62 at halftime.The Raptors host Miami on Sunday, then play in Memphis on Tuesday before returning home to host the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press read more

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Crew enters home playoff contest in need of goals

An unmistakable confidence has pervaded Columbus Crew training sessions in the week leading up to this Saturday’s home-leg playoff match against the Colorado Rapids, despite trailing 1-0 in total goals scored. “We are very confident that we can overcome this deficit,” said Columbus head coach Robert Warzycha on Thursday. Warzycha’s assertiveness has rubbed off on Crew players. Andy Gruenebaum, who will be the Crew’s starting goalkeeper Saturday, is relishing the pressure. “We’re all very confident, it is true,” Gruenebaum said. “No one is freaking out, there’s no frantic behavior. This is what we play for, to be the higher seed and to have this game at home.” The Rapids were aggressive and took advantage of defensive miscues by Columbus en route to a 1-0 win at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the opening leg of the series on Oct. 28. Gruenebaum hopes to guide the Crew to a stronger defensive showing Saturday. “As a defensive unit, we need to keep a high line and maintain pressure on the ball and their big playmakers like Conor Casey and [Omar] Cummings,” Gruenebaum said. Robbie Rogers started in the midfield for the Crew in the first leg match at Colorado and provided insight into Saturday night’s must-win contest. “It’s positive in the locker room right now, we’ll be keeping the ball better and we’ll tighten it up on defense,” he said. With the Crew organization expecting a sizable turn-out for Saturday’s match, Rogers sees the loyal Columbus fan base as the final piece of the winning equation. “Just being here at home with all the fan groups is special,” Rogers said. “We have a close connection with all the people in this stadium. They’re the best in the MLS, so the atmosphere is going to be in our favor. This is in our hands.” read more

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Bodyguard who killed bandit will not be charged Blanhum

As investigations continue into the foiled robbery that occurred on the Liliendaal Embankment Road of Greater Georgetown on Tuesday, August 29, and left a suspected bandit dead,Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has indicated that no charges are expected to be filed against the bodyguard who fired the fatal shot.Dead bandit: 24-year-old Trydon MunroeTrydon Munroe, 24, was killed during Tuesday’s brazen robbery attempt on a 42-year-old interior flight services supervisor and her security escort (bodyguard), who had travelled to the Eugene F. Correia International Airport to uplift a package containing valuables.Reports indicate that the woman was cornered along the Liliendaal Railway Embankment Road in the vicinity of the Giftland Mall junction when a dark coloured vehicle drove into her path, blocking her. Two men then exited that vehicle bearing weapons, and pounced on the businesswoman, being unaware that her armed escort was seated in the vehicle.Dismissed Prison Officer Trydon Munroe of Levi Dam Angoys Avenue New Amsterdam was shot and killed by the businesswoman’s bodyguard during the robbery attack, while his accomplice escaped with gunshot wounds, but later surfaced at a city hospital.Munroe’s lifeless body was found by detectives near a .32 pistol with three live matching rounds. He allegedly had been dismissed from the Guyana Prison Service after several breaches of the rules and regulations of that entity.Meanwhile, the dead suspect’s alleged accomplice remains under police guard at a city hospital, where he is a patient nursing gunshot wounds. This was disclosed by senior police ranks on Wednesday as they confirmed that the suspect’s condition is listed as stable, and that he would be charged as soon as he has been released from the medical facility. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAccomplice of killed bandit was sentenced for armed robberySeptember 1, 2017In “Crime”Update: killed bandit was ex Prison officer, injured accomplice checks into GPHCAugust 29, 2017In “Crime”Accomplice in botched ECD robbery remandedSeptember 5, 2017In “Court” read more

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Guerre des brevets Facebook et Yahoo à lamiable

first_imgGuerre des brevets : Facebook et Yahoo à l’amiable ?En conflit depuis le mois de mars dernier, Facebook et Yahoo tentent de trouver un accord pour éviter de passer par la case tribunal. Les deux firmes s’accusaient mutuellement de violation de brevets. En discussions depuis des semaines, ils ont réclamé un prolongement de la période de médiation qui avait été fixée par la justice.La guerre qui oppose Facebook à Yahoo pourrait s’achever par un accord à l’amiable, sans avoir besoin d’être réglée par un tribunal. Depuis le mois de mars, les deux firmes s’affrontent en s’accusant mutuellement de violations de brevets. Mais visiblement bien décidées à s’entendre, elles ont demandé au juge de San Francisco en charge de cette affaire de prolonger la période de médiation qui avait été décidée, rapporte le site All Things Digital.Tandis que le monde des nouvelles technologies est, depuis des années, agité par une guerre des brevets sans trêve, opposant tous les géants du secteur, c’est Yahoo qui a engagé celle-ci en attaquant Facebook pour violation de propriété intellectuelle. “La majorité des technologies sur lesquelles repose Facebook ont été initialement conçues par Yahoo!”, affirmait alors la firme américaine de services sur Internet. Mais deux semaines plus tard, la société de Mark Zuckerberg contre-attaquait, en accusant à son tour Yahoo de violer les dix brevets en cause dans cette affaire. Les licences concerneraient des technologies utilisées dans divers produits et notamment dans la création d’un fil d’informations, la personnalisation de son compte ou encore de partage de photos, tels que la plateforme Flickr.De nouveau partenaireÀ lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Facebook expliquait alors déplorer l’attitude de Yahoo et avoir décidé de porter plainte en réponse aux “décisions à courte vue de Yahoo! d’attaquer l’un de ses partenaires et de donner la priorité aux contentieux par rapport à l’innovation”. Les deux groupes s’offrent donc aujourd’hui une dernière chance de trouver un accord avant de s’engager dans une longue bataille judiciaire. Rappelons que depuis le début de cette affaire, les deux firmes ont connu nombre de bouleversements. Facebook est entré en Bourse – avec plus ou moins de succès – et a enrichi son catalogue de brevets d’un vaste stock racheté à Microsoft pour quelque 550 millions de dollars. Quant à Yahoo, la firme en pleine restructuration envisagerait, selon AllThingsDigital, de céder l’intégralité de son activité de recherches sur Internet au géant de Redmond. Ses technologiesdepublicitésciblées pourraient elles être rachetées par son principal concurrent, Google. Une nouvelle qui vient d’être révélée.Le 22 juin 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Rooney reveals some exEngland players are jealous of the current stars

first_imgFormer England captain Wayne Rooney claims some of his ex-teammates are jealous of the success of the current crop of playersRooney, England’s 53-goal record scorer, who never got past a major quarterfinal during his international career recently admitted he wants only the best for the current players after saying goodbye after the friendly against the US.“I know there are some ex-players who I’ve spoken to who can’t come to terms with England doing well,” Rooney told several national newspapers before Sunday’s Nations League showdown with Croatia and reported by ESPN.“That is wrong. I’m not like that. I’m a fan now. I want England to do well. I’m proud to have played for England so many times and I always have been.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I’ve had my time. I’m happy with what I’ve contributed to the national team and I look forward now to the next few years and watching this team progress.“I’ve enjoyed being around Gareth [Southgate], the players, the coaching staff and seeing how it’s all developing.“I wouldn’t say I’ve got regret [over my England career]. The main thing is that I can look back and say to myself I gave everything. It didn’t always work. It didn’t always pay off. But I have given everything when playing for England and I’ve tried to make us successful.“Sometimes everything just isn’t enough. But no, I’ve got no regrets. I’ve had my time and it didn’t quite work out in terms of trophies. I’m happy with my international career and I’ll always look back and be proud of what I achieved for England.”last_img read more

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Port of Vancouver releases TesoroSavage lease

first_imgThe Port of Vancouver on Monday released a copy of the lease it approved for 42 acres last week with Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies to build the largest oil-handling terminal in the Pacific Northwest.The 429-page document shows the companies are required to maintain $25 million in “pollution legal liability insurance,” which would cover, among other things, claims for “bodily injury, property damage (including third-party claims)” and “natural resources damages.”The pollution insurance would come on top of $15 million in liability insurance, according to the lease.Citing the “deliberative process” exemption under state law, the port did not provide a copy of the draft lease before commissioners unanimously approved it on July 23. The port released the document after media, including The Columbian, made formal requests under state public records law. The port redacted parts of the lease agreement.The oil terminal would handle up to 380,000 barrels of crude per day, hauled by train from North Dakota’s Bakken site.Commissioners approved the lease despite overwhelming public testimony against the oil terminal. But it was only a first step. That’s because the Tesoro-Savage proposal must undergo an examination by the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council, which would make a recommendation to Gov. Jay Inslee, who has final say.Aaron Corvin: http://twitter.com/col_econ; http://on.fb.me/AaronCorvin; 360-735-4518; aaron.corvin@columbian.comlast_img read more

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ABMs Grand Neal Goes to IEEE Spectrum

first_imgAmerican Business Media on Thursday handed out its annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards. Taking the top honor, ABM’s Grand Neal Award, was IEEE Media’s IEEE Spectrum for its article, “Why Mars? Why Now?”ABM named Bob Tippee, editor of PennWell Corp.’s Oil & Gas Journal, the winner of its Crain Award. Rick Bush, editorial director of Penton’s Transmission & Distribution World took received the annual Timothy White award and Bill McDowell, vice president and editorial director of the Marketing & Technology Group, was named the 2010 McAllister Editorial Fellow.Click here for a complete list of winners and finalists.last_img read more

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Avengers Endgame toys new poster hit Walmart shelves

first_imgAvengers: Endgame toys could be showing up at a Walmart near you.CNET’s Caitlin Petrakovitz spotted a new line of Hasbro toys themed after the Marvel movie at an Arizona Walmart on Saturday. Some of the playthings showcase the heroes in costumes that resemble the white outfits that debuted in the movie’s recent Honor teaser trailer.New Avengers: Endgame toys appear to be trickling onto shelves at an Arizona Walmart. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET Figurines spied wearing the new costume include Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Captain America and Iron Man. avengers-endgame-ronin-black-widow-walmartHawkeye no more? Clint Barton is known as Ronin on the packaging for these Hasbro figures. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET Clint Barton, whom the packaging refers to as Ronin instead of Hawkeye, wears a black outfit seen in teasers.avengers-endgame-captain-america-hasbro-walmartCaptain America dons a new suit. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET And the version of Hulk seen on the shelf appears to be similar to the hero shown in an alleged Hulk photo from February, which led to speculation that a version of Professor Hulk (a merged Brunce Banner and Hulk personality) might debut in Endgame.avengers-endgame-hasbro-at-walmart-cp-3Hulk’s face appears to be a little more Bruce Banner-like in the Titan Hero Series line seen at Walmart. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET Part of the Walmart display also shows a new Endgame poster, which includes a very fiery-looking take on the Hulk.avengers-endgame-walmart-posterA new poster for Avengers: Endgame is part of the toy display at Walmart. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET Some of the figures, such as the Titan Hero Series line depicting Captain America and Black Panther, wear a more classic costume that’s closer to their appearance in their standalone films.avengers-endgame-walmart-iron-man-cap-black-panther-cpThree Titan Hero Series figures on the shelf at Walmart: Iron Man, Captain America and Black Panther, all in costumes like those in their standalone films. Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET These Avengers: Endgame toys don’t reveal anything about the movie’s plot beyond what we’ve already seen in the trailers, and it’s worth noting that movie tie-in toys don’t always reflect scenes that ultimately end up in films. CNET has reached out to Walmart for comment. Hasbro didn’t comment on the Walmart release when reached by CNET.For now, we do know Endgame is likely to be a three-hour film and that it’ll tie up the ongoing story that’s been part of all the previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies so far. We also know it’ll be in theaters worldwide April 26. Tags How to watch every Marvel movie in the perfect order Toys and Tabletop Games TV and Movies 🚨#AvengersEndgame toys are on shelves! Spoilers ahead**Are they spoilers if we saw some of these in the trailer? In any case, click-thru at your own risk pic.twitter.com/J441Os5tew— cait petrakovitz 👑 (@misscp) March 30, 2019 How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order 3:41 Post a comment 0 Now playing: Watch this: 26 Photos Share your voice Marvel Walmart The Avengerslast_img read more

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ND Tiwaris son Rohit strangled to death for sharing drink with cousins

first_imgApoorva and Rohith TiwaritwitterThe murder of politician ND Tiwari’s son Rohit had shocked the nation. And now, it has come to light that the 39-year-old was killed by his wife for sharing a drink with his cousin’s wife in his car.Rohit’s wife Apoorva Shukla, 35, is a Supreme Court advocate and they had got married in 2018. But their married life was not so cheerful and Apoorva was not happy with their life. She was arrested by Delhi Police last week and was produced before the court after his post-mortem report claimed that he died due to asphyxiation. She is currently on two days’ police custody.”She confessed that she murdered her husband and said their marriage was unhappy. She said her hopes and dreams were all dashed,” senior police officer Rajiv Ranjan told NDTV.According to the crime branch officials, the couple had a very unstable relationship and used to fight a lot, but they always used to patch up. On April 15, when Apoorva video called her husband, she saw him drinking alcohol with his cousin’s wife Kumkum from the same glass. This made her furious.Rohit had gone to Uttarakhand to cast his vote and was returning to Delhi with his mother Ujjwala and Kumkum when Apoorva called him. After returning to their Defence Colony house, a fight broke between the couple. Apoorva told Rohit to not talk to Kumkum ever again but he disregarded her warning. In a fit of rage, she pounced on Rohit and strangled him to death with her bare hands.An intoxicated Rohit was unable to overpower his wife and died. After confirming his death, Apoorva destroyed all the proof of her involvement and acted as if she had no part in the murder. She also made his mother believe her act.Rohit’s mother Ujjwala, 75, said: “When we went to immerse Rohit’s ashes at Kankhal in Haridwar, Apoorva said, ‘amma, ab tum hi mera sahaara ho’. Little did I know the post-mortem report next day would show it was an unnatural death, and that she killed my Rohit,” reports The Indian Express.She had asked Rohit’s help for an MLA ticket from Indore, but he had refused saying that he was not settled and won’t be able to provide her with one. She also used to interfere in the family’s property matters and wanted to isolate Rohit from his family.Ujjwala has claimed that her daughter-in-law did this to possess her son’s property. However, she tried to mislead the investigation officers by sharing a different story. When asked about the strangulation marks over Rohit’s neck, she had told the officials that they shared an intimate moment the night before his death.last_img read more

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DM visits Bhangar takes stock of project works

first_imgKolkata: With cancellation of the meeting between Jomi Jibika Bastutantra O Paribesh Raksha Committee in Bhangar and highest levels of the state government, the District Magistrate has been entrusted with the job.The District Magistrate visited Bhangar II on Monday afternoon to oversee the developmental projects taken up in the area and to ensure that the work progresses fast.There was a meeting scheduled to take place at Nabanna. Members of the committee, that had been protesting against setting up of the power grid sub-station in Bhangar for quite some time, was supposed to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, the state Power minister and other concerned officials were also supposed to be present there but unfortunately it got cancelled at the last moment and the District Magistrate was entrusted with the job. It is learnt that senior officials of the district went to Bhangar to take necessary steps so that development projects in the area are undertaken without any delay. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSenior officials held meeting with their counterparts at the block level. It is learnt that the committee had placed certain demands like strengthening of a stretch of a road at Polerhat, arsenic-free water in areas including Machibhanga and Khamarait, etc.Concerned officials of the state Public Works Department (PWD) were present along with senior officials of the district to chalk out a plan to ensure fast completion of the projects.More stress has been given for development activities in the past one month and camps were organised to ensure proper distribution of caste certificates and residential certificates. The steps taken up by the government is helping to build confidence among the locals of the area.It is learnt that the meeting between members of the committee and the District Magistrate would be taking place soon in which there would be further discussion on different issues related to Bhangar.last_img read more

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Pollution machines to be set up at 11 places

first_imgKolkata: The state Pollution department is going to set up machines at 11 different locations in the city and its adjoining districts to measurepollution.Currently, there are machines to measure pollution at two places in the state: near Victoria Memorial Hall and Rabindra Bharati University.Now, initiatives have been taken up to install machines to measure pollution at different locations.The places where the machines will be installed include Maddox Square, Beadon Street, Basanti Devi College, Jadavpur, near Administrative Training Institute (ATI) in Salt Lake and Joka IIM. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedSame machines will be installed near Barrackpore Police Training College. In Hooghly, it will be set up at Chinsurah.A pollution measuring machine will also be installed in Birbhum.The top brass of the department went to different spots to identify suitable places for setting up themachines maintaining all the parameters.According to the experts, this is a major step taken to check pollution in the state. With the setting up of the machines, a data on pollution can be prepared, which is essential to take subsequent steps to curb the same. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe work of installation of the machines will be carried out soon without any delay and the top brass of the department will be supervising the work to ensure timely completion of the project.In the past seven years, the state Environment department has taken up several projects to check pollution and now the situation is going to improve further after the machines are installed.It is learnt that steps would be taken later to install similar machines in other parts of the state as well.last_img read more

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New Study Shows Prostate Cancer Surgery Has Fewer Side Effects Than Radiation

first_img 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 Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | 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 Feature | Radiation Oncology | July 07, 2015 New Study Shows Prostate Cancer Surgery Has Fewer Side Effects Than Radiation Patients who undergo radiation therapy have a 25-40 percent increased risk of follow-up urological procedures due to treatment complications News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more center_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more July 7, 2015 – New study findings reveal that more complications occur in patients treated with radiation therapy versus surgery for prostate cancer.Researchers from the University of Toronto presented their findings at the Canadian Urological Association annual meeting in Ottawa in June. The findings further suggest that prostate cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy have a 25-40 percent increased risk of requiring minimally invasive urologic procedures due to treatment complications. They analyzed more than 60,000 men between the ages of 65 and 79 who had either undergone a radical prostatectomy or radiation.”One of the issues with radiation as opposed to surgery is that many of the side effects can occur later on, which can include rectal and bladder bleeding, whereas the side effects that come along with surgery only improve as time goes on,” noted David Samadi, M.D., chairman of urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.Why should patients choose surgery over radiation? For many prostate cancers, surgery is the optimal treatment path because it’s the only option that gives the most accurate staging and grading of the cancer. On top of that, the prostate gland and surrounding lymph nodes are completely removed. The patient’s prostate-specific antigen (PSA) will drop to undetectable levels.”Moving forward, the patient will know they are cured from this particular cancer. If the cancer recurs, patients have other options ahead of them. I always reserve low dose radiation after surgery if needed,” said Samadi.Samadi’s SMART Technique for Robotic Prostate Surgery measures each patient’s individual success and recovery based on his “triple play” treatment philosophy. This philosophy equally measures three aspects of the patient’s quality of life after surgery: cancer cure, and retention of sexual function and continence.”Recovery is faster and side effects are almost eliminated. Radiation can be effective for select patients, but robotic prostate surgery is much less invasive with almost no long-term urological issues,” stressed Samadi.This study is a key indicator that each treatment for prostate cancer can have various outcomes. Experts have long debated surgery versus radiation, especially when it comes to treating prostate cancer. Over the past decade the marketplace has become flooded with new technologies for prostate cancer treatment. But the truth is for qualified patients, surgery remains the only option that gives an accurate staging of the cancer and in the hands of a skilled surgeon, the prostate can be removed with greater attention resulting in improved functional outcomes, decreased blood loss, and a shorter recovery.For more information: www.prostatecancer911.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read morelast_img read more

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Joseph J Cappello Named Executive Director of Are You Dense Nonprofits

first_img 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 | 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 Related Content 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 | 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 February 20, 2019 — The boards of Are You Dense Inc. and Are You Dense Advocacy Inc., founded by the late Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D., announced her husband Joseph J. Cappello as their new executive director.  For over a decade, Joseph has worked side-by-side as co-founder of the organizations with his wife, earning him a unique perspective of the critical issue on adjunct screening for women with dense breast tissue.“Duty compels me to carry on my wife’s mission,” said Cappello. “Women have the right to know their breast density status, to have their complete breast health information. This vital piece of information was denied to Nancy when she was originally diagnosed with late stage 3c breast cancer in 2004. As a result of her hard work, 36 states currently mandate physicians to tell their patients their breast density status.“Now, we are focusing our energies on getting legislation passed in the remaining 14 states” Cappello added.Science for decades has demonstrated that dense breast tissue is associated with a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer and that dense breast tissue can mask cancers on mammograms, making them impossible to detect. Adjunct screening to mammography, such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), significantly increase detection of early cancers in dense breasts.Nancy Cappello launched the legislative action of her organizations after being diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer in 2004 despite decades of normal mammography results. None of her physicians told her that she had dense breast tissue, which had hidden the growing cancer in her breast, and none advised her to get adjunct screening. Her home state of Connecticut passed the first bill in 2009.Nancy passed away in November due to complications from myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare form of bone marrow cancer that in some instances may be associated with previous radiation and chemotherapy cancer treatments.“I am empowered and honored to further the Are You Dense? mission,” said Joseph Cappello, “that being to reduce missed, delayed and advanced stage breast cancer by increasing access to early detection for women with dense breasts leading to reduced harms from aggressive treatments and better survival outcomes.”For more information: www.areyoudense.org, www.areyoudenseadvocacy.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | 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 | 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). Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography 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 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. News | Breast Density | February 20, 2019 Joseph J. Cappello Named Executive Director of Are You Dense Nonprofits Husband of late co-founder Nancy M. 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Rocky Mountaineer extends Stay Play through end of Wave Season

first_img Share Rocky Mountaineer extends Stay & Play through end of Wave Season Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img VANCOUVER — Rocky Mountaineer is giving agents and their clients extra days to book the Stay & Play promotion, with offers worth up to $500 in added value, per couple, on vacation packages, including those combined with an Alaska cruise.The extension to March 29 keeps the promotion available through the end of Wave Season.“Our luxury rail and cruise packages enable guests to combine two incredible journeys into one amazing vacation, so they can experience the very best by rail and by sea,” says Rocky Mountaineer’s VP, Guest Experience, Deb Paulsen.Available on qualifying 2018 package bookings of eight days or more, clients who book the Stay & Play offer can apply their added value to additional hotel nights, sightseeing tours, Alaska cruises and more.One eligible vacation package is the 11-night First Passage to the West Classic with Cruise, with two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer combined with a seven-day Alaska cruise and a sightseeing tour in Vancouver.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaThe Stay & Play offer runs until March 29 and must be requested at the time of booking. The offer has no cash value and other restrictions may apply. Tags: Promotions, Rail, Rocky Mountaineer Travelweek Group last_img read more

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US man shot killed outside Jacó club

first_imgRelated posts:Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave US man killed in Costa Rica was target of real estate scam; 4 arrested In closing arguments, Costa Rica prosecutors seek acquittal of suspect in Jairo Mora trial Accused serial killer ‘Wild Bill’ Holbert asks forgiveness for murders of U.S. expats Updated at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29A 38-year-old U.S. man was killed in the Pacific beach town of Jacó outside of a club early Wednesday morning, according to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ). A friend confirmed the man was John Lonergan of Florida.OIJ’s head of operations Michael Soto Rojas said Lonergan left the club with a woman at around 4:20 in the morning.They were hailing a taxi when a man approached them and offered them drugs, Soto said. The couple declined and got in the taxi.The man who tried to sell them drugs, who has yet to be identified, opened the door and tried to drag the woman out of the car, according to OIJ.A fight brewed and the unidentified man pulled a gun and shot Lonergan twice. He died in a local clinic, according to OIJ. The gunman fled and had yet to be captured as of Wednesday evening.Lonergan left behind a wife and two children, ages 3 and 13, according to his friend, who wished not to be identified.Follow ticotimes.net for updates on this story.  Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Home Improvement Projects on the Rise

first_img Share In a survey released on Monday by LightStream, a division of SunTrust Banks, Inc., 59 percent of homeowner’s plan to spend money on home renovation projects in 2017.As reported by the survey, 42 percent of homeowners plan on spending $5,000 or more on home improvements and close to 23 percent plan on spending $10,000 or more.Outdoor home renovations continue to be No.1 in home improvement projects at 41 percent, while, home repairs and technology was reported at 32 percent. Bathroom updates (28 percent) and kitchen remodels (24 percent) closed out the top four of most popular home improvement projects. Fourteen percent of respondents lists garages as their most important project, while 7 percent listed pool installations.Meanwhile, 60 percent of homeowners intend to use their savings to finance renovation projects while 29 percent said they would use credit cards, a 16 percent increase from the previous year. Nine percent of homeowners plan to take out a home equity line of credit to pay for renovations while 7 percent plan to use home renovation loans, and 6 percent reported liquid investments as the payment option of choice.”Though credit cards typically advertise rewards, they may in fact have high interest rates or convert to higher rates after an introductory period. For large-ticket home improvement purchases, credit cards may not be practical. It’s important that consumers explore alternatives, such as a home improvement loan or home equity line of credit,” Todd Nelson, LightStream business development officer, said.Finally, 60 percent of millennial homeowners plan to spend money on renovating their homes this year, a 25 percent increase since 2014. Generation X led all groups with 72 percent planning to spend on renovations. The boomer generation, ages 55-64, intend on focusing on kitchen (12 percent) and bathroom remodeling (13 percent).Regionally, 64 percent of buyers in the West reported that they are planning a home improvement project in 2017—a 10 percent jump year-over0year. In addition, 61 percent of homeowners in the South and 56 percent in the Midwest and Northeast, also plan on spending money to make renovations on their homes in 2017. in Data, Headlines, Media, News Home Improvement Projects on the Risecenter_img Baby Boomers Generation X Home Improvement LightStream Millennial Todd Nelson 2017-02-27 Staff Writer February 27, 2017 575 Views last_img read more

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