marblemedia teams up with TVO and The Jim Henson Company on new

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Opie’s Home features the beautiful Henson-style puppetry that families know and love, along with great stories rooted in what it’s really like to be four (and three-quarters to be exact). Opie was designed and built by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™.  The series will be complemented by an interactive web experience and mobile app, in development with marblemedia’s interactive team, which will be available  in Canada on tvokids.com.“With Opie’s Home, we wanted to explore the fun of family life from the four year-old point of view,” says showrunner Miklos Perlus. “With its realistic shooting style and production design, and its relatable stories and characters, Opie’s Home is preschool comedy that parents and kids are really going to enjoy watching together.”“Opie’s Home will help kids learn the skills required to make a smooth transition from home to kindergarten,” said Marney Malabar, Director, Kids TV, TVO. “Episodes will feature Opie’s day-to-day interactions at home, reading and playing with his family and neighbours, as well as his family routine before and after school, helping kids to be successful both inside and outside the classroom.”Opie’s Home is produced by marblemedia, in association with TVO, The Jim Henson Company, City Saskatchewan and Knowledge Network.  It is produced with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund, the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) and the Bell Fund.  Key executives include executive producers Mark Bishop, Matt Hornburg,  and  Miklos Perlus (marblemedia), Marney Malabar (Director, Kids TV, TVO), and Halle Stanford (The Jim Henson Company); producer Sharon Summerling and associate producer/director Lowell Dean of Lolofilms.Distribution360, a marblemedia company, will share the broadcast and digital distribution with The Jim Henson Company, who will also oversee format rights, as well as all merchandising and licensing rights worldwide.About marblemediamarblemedia is a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV and interactive digital content for audiences of all ages, across media platforms.  With newly launched divisions specializing in primetime unscripted and scripted programming complimenting its roster of successful kids and family properties, international distribution company Distribution360 and an in-house interactive studio, marblemedia is an expert in delivering winning content that meets the needs of an ever-changing media landscape.  Founded in 2001 by co-CEOs Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg with a vision of creativity, partnership and innovation, the company has offices in Toronto and London, plus a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Learn more at marblemedia.com.About TVOAs the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.About The Jim Henson CompanyThe Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for 60 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, and Pajanimals, as well as the CG-animated preschool series Doozers, the upcoming digital citizenship series for preschoolers Dot., and the Netflix series for young preschoolers Word Party. Top titles currently in production include the groundbreaking marine biology series Splash and Bubbles for PBS KIDS® and the Netflix Original preschool show Julie’s Greenroom, starring award-winning actress Julie Andrews. Features include Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and MirrorMask. Television productions include Fraggle Rock, the sci-fi cult series Farscape, Henson Alternative’s No, You Shut Up! and the TV film Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow.With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character- building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of- the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand is currently touring Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, a live puppet improvisational show at the Venetian Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. www.henson.comwww.facebook.com/hensoncompany TORONTO, CANADA (July 28, 2016) –  marblemedia is pleased to announce that it has once again teamed up with TVO, City Saskatchewan, Knowledge Network and The Jim Henson Company on a new preschool live-action series, Opie’s Home. Currently in production in Hamilton, Ontario, the series will premiere in 2017. Opie’s Home (39 x 7min) follows 4-year-old Opie as he plays, explores and discovers new things in and around his home. Viewers meet Opie’s parents, grandmother, and neighbourhood friends, including next door neighbour Mr. Kabashio, played by the much loved and Oscar-nominated Canadian actor Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves, Die Hard with a Vengeance).  Opie’s Home is a spin-off of the award-winning series Hi Opie! (created by Barbara Slade, developed in partnership with TVOKids and produced in association with The Jim Henson Company), which features Opie, the fun-loving kindergartner voiced and operated by award-winning puppeteer Jordan Lockhart, as he ventures to kindergarten for the first time. In Opie’s Home, Opie brings home what he has learned in school and applies it in his life. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Workload management: Rohit, Zaheer tell players to ‘listen’ to their bodies

first_imgMumbai: Offering an advice to the World Cup-bound India players living out of their suitcase for months, opener Rohit Sharma and former pace spearhead Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said: “listen to your body”. The suggestion came amid a debate around the workload management of players, now gearing up for a gruelling Indian Premier League, which will end barely days before the ICC showpiece begins in the United Kingdom on May 30. “It’s going to be challenging as always. We have been on the road for last three or four years. We have played a lot of back to back cricket. It depends on individuals. You should always listen to your body,” Rohit said. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhRohit is leading the Mumbai Indians in the IPL with Zaheer being the team’s Director of cricket operations. “Yes, the World Cup is our priority. The IPL is also one of the biggest tournaments in the world. That is our priority as well. Keeping everything in mind we would take a decision collectively (on workload factor) on each individual,” the swashbuckling batsman said. Zaheer felt that it was up to the individuals to listen to their bodies as far as workload was concerned. “I have always felt it’s an individual call. You have to listen to body and respond. I think we all recognise how important the World Cup is as a tournament and we also understand what the IPL brings to the table — match practice and intensity.”last_img read more

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Hike on import tax for potatoes and big onions from midnight

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to fix a maximum price of Rs. 2500 for a pack of 50kg fertilizer in any brand which is given to the farmers.He also instructed the Finance Ministry to increase the import tax for potatoes and big onions, with effect from midnight today. President Sirisena promised to discuss issues related to fertilizer subsidy and purchasing paddy in detail at the next cabinet meeting and pledged to take steps to solve these issues. (Colombo Gazette) The President gave these instructions at a special meeting held today at the Presidential Secretariat to discuss the issues faced by the farmers island-wide. The President further directed the officials to credit the fertilizer subsidy of Rs 25,000, which is given to farmers per hectare, to any bank account given by the farmers.Expressing his views the President said that the Government will not take any decision which will make the farming community uncomfortable. He further stated that the aim of the Government is to prevent imposition of economic burdens on farmers. President Sirisena, considering the difficulties of the farmers who had to purchase the 50 kg fertilizer packs for different prices including Rs. 2750, Rs. 3400 and Rs. 3500, issued instructions to the officials to impose a fixed price. read more

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Dole withdrawing salads from 3 provinces in connection with Listeria outbreak

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 22, 2016 1:53 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Dole withdrawing salads from 3 provinces in connection with Listeria outbreak Dole is withdrawing packaged salads from Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and more than 20 U.S. states due to a Listeria outbreak.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan and the hospitalizations of 12 people in six states.The outbreak, which dates back to July, is linked to salads sold under the brand names Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar and PC Organics.A “small number” of PC Organics products packaged by Dole and sold in plastic tubs appear to be affected and include spinach and arugula, said Kevin Groh, vice-president of corporate affairs and communication for Loblaw Companies Limited.Supermarkets were awaiting official notification late Friday from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on removing any affected products from stores, said Dave Wilkes, senior vice-president of the Retail Council of Canada.“As soon as supermarkets are aware of the products that are affected they’ll take those products off the shelves,” he said.“They won’t wait. Food safety is the No. 1 priority. It is a non-negotiable part of the business so as soon as they’re aware of the products that have been identified they will come off the shelf immediately.”The CDC said it connected the outbreak to the Dole salads this month after Ohio agriculture officials found Listeria in a bag bought at a retail location. The strain of Listeria was “highly related genetically” to the Listeria that had made people sick.The CDC said Dole had stopped all production at its Springfield, Ohio, plant and is withdrawing packaged salads on the market that were produced there. Consumers can identify the salads by the letter “A” at the beginning of the manufacturing code on the packages.On Wednesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that seven people had been hospitalized in a Listeria outbreak affecting five provinces. A spokeswoman said in an email late Friday that the agency believes there is a link with the U.S. outbreak, but is awaiting final lab results.The agency said there were three cases in Ontario and one each in Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Most of them were women with an average age of 81.They became sick between September 2015 and early January and one of them died. It has not been determined if Listeria contributed to the death.The agency said packaged leafy greens, salad blends and salad kits were being investigated as a possible source of the outbreak.Listeria is a type of bacteria that can be found in food, soil, plants, sewage and other places in nature, and eating food with Listeria on it can cause a serious disease, called listeriosis. People can get listeriosis by eating meat, fish, dairy products, plants or vegetables contaminated with Listeria.Those who are at highest risk of serious illness, according to Health Canada, include pregnant women and unborn or newborn children, adults 65 and over, and people with weakened immune systems.High-risk individuals should follow safe food handling practices and avoid high-risk food items such as uncooked meat and vegetables, unpasteurized milk and cheeses, ready-to-eat meats such as hot dogs and deli meats, and refrigerated smoked seafood and fish.Foods that are contaminated with Listeria may look, smell and taste normal. Unlike most bacteria, Listeria can survive and sometimes grow on refrigerated foods but can be killed by cooking food properly.The mild symptoms of listeriosis may include fever, muscle aches, nausea or diarrhea, while severe symptoms can include headache, poor co-ordination, seizures or neck stiffness.In the milder form of the disease, symptoms can start the day after eating a contaminated product, but for the more serious form of the disease, the incubation period generally averages about 21 days and can be up to 70 days.Listeriosis can be treated with antibiotics, but the agency says early diagnosis is key, especially for people in high-risk groups. read more

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European Central Bank cuts main refinancing interest rate to zero per cent

FRANKFURT – European Central Bank cuts main refinancing interest rate to zero per cent. European Central Bank cuts main refinancing interest rate to zero per cent by The Associated Press Posted Mar 10, 2016 5:48 am MDT Last Updated Mar 10, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

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Decmil group wins A71 million contracts at Roy Hill iron ore project

first_imgDecmil Group has been awarded two contracts totalling in excess of A$71 million at the Roy Hill iron ore project. Decmil Australia, has been selected to design and construct rail and port facilities along with associated infrastructure to service the project. Design has commenced with onsite delivery subject to Roy Hill Infrastructure obtaining the necessary financing for the Roy Hill project, which is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Decmil CEO Scott Criddle said: “We regard this as a very significant win for the company. Roy Hill is an important new iron ore project and Decmil is delighted to be involved. Decmil has a long history of working within the iron ore sector in the Pilbara and will bring the full extent of our experience and expertise to the design and construction of these facilities for Roy Hill.”The Roy Hill Rail Non-Process Infrastructure Buildings and Associated Services package is a A$56.6 million contract for the design and construction of rail terminal buildings including a rolling stock workshop, wheel lathe building, loco washdown, warehouse and lay down areas, administration buildings, car parking and associated services. The scope of works includes specialist maintenance equipment, overhead gantry cranes, fuel / lube delivery systems and oily water treatment.The Roy Hill Port Non-Process Infrastructure Buildings and Associated Services package is a A$14.5 million contract for the design and construction of port landside facilities including a belt-splice workshop, storage and workshop area with overhead crane and external cold-rooms, maintenance workshop incorporating welding and service bays, a hydraulic clean room and supporting services, administration buildings and services infrastructure.Work is anticipated to commence on both projects during 2014.last_img read more

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Irish aid workers in Philippines report roads blocked due to dead bodies

first_imgDue to the large-scale devastation, Plan staff have had to use different modes of transport to get to the affected areas. Our assessment teams now on the ground and they say the extent of destruction is unimaginable.She said homes have been splintered, farmlands swamped and bridges wrecked, with many remote areas still cut-off.Death tollIt has been reported that at least 3,000 families who are staying in evacuation centres need shelter, repair materials or transitional shelters due to damage caused to their housing but van der Hor said Plan staff think the number is much higher.Speaking to TheJournal.ie today, Plan’s Michael Mansfield said the reason the initial estimates of deaths were so low is because the areas affected are mainly small, isolated communities.The charity said the main focus now is on the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people who are now effectively refugees.“Initially staff are looking to get shelter for people so we’ve pulled together enough tarpalin for 20,000 people – enough to protect them today and tomorrow and we’ve secured enough water for them as well,” he said.ChildrenMansfield said Plan, which is mainly a children’s organisation, will also be focused on assessing the affects – both physical and psychological on children living in these areas.“There are 80,000 children in the Philippines sponsored through Plan – 171 of those are sponsored by Irish people – and about 40,000 of those are directly affected by this,” he said. “There are 7,369 schools closed and that affects eight million kids.”Children are always the most effected in disasters. If they’re not in school, the psychological impact can be huge so we’ll be trying to get into these areas to see how the kids are faring.It is expected that a large number of children could be left orphaned by this disaster.I think a lot of people are drawing parallels between this and Haiti. Though it was a different type of disaster, it’s similar in terms of the destruction. Over the next 24-48 hours it’ll be hugely important for us to get into these areas. Unfortunately, if you look at the estimate of 10,000, lots of them are going to be mams and dads.The storm is now moving to Vietnam where Plan workers are also helping to evacuate more than half a million people.Plan has been working in the Philippines since 1961 and said today its aid workers are extremely familiar with the country and how best to get aid to those who need it most. The organisation has launched an emergency appeal seeking donations to help with the effort which can be made on the Plan Ireland website or by calling 1800 829 829.Related: Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone>Read: Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000 AID WORKERS FROM Irish charity Plan Ireland have arrived in some of the areas in the Philippines affected by the recent Typhoon, which ripped through communities and killed up to 10,000 people.More than four million people are now thought to be caught up in the aftermath of the storm and Plan Ireland said that some of the roads to the worst affected areas are “blocked due to dead bodies”.Plan’s country director in the Philippines, Carin van der Hor said staff in the affected areas say the disaster is “unlike anything they have seen before”.last_img read more

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Sneaky Snake Photobombs Womans Selfie in Australia

first_img Caught on Camera: Copperhead Snakes Mate on Bike TrailRare Two-Headed Timber Rattlesnake Spotted in New Jersey Stay on target A sneaky snake recently “photobombed” an Australian woman’s outdoor selfie and the shocking photo is going viral on Facebook.The woman, who asked to stay anonymous, was taking a stroll around Lake Manchester, which is located west of Brisbane, Australia, about two weeks ago when she decided to take a photo of herself on the ground, Yahoo News Australia reported. When she went to pose for the photo, she heard a rustling noise and that’s when she noticed the cheeky reptile creeping up behind her.center_img Thankfully, the woman was able to move out of the way before the serpent came close to her head. However, she was able to capture the creature in her selfie and sent the photo to Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7’s Stuart McKenzie so he could help identify the reptile. The selfie, which was shared by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 on Facebook, has received more than 600 reactions so far.“A lady here on the Sunshine Coast sent me this incredible photo from when she was relaxing in the bush recently and decided to take a selfie and didn’t realize she had a snake only meters away from her also enjoying the sunshine,” McKenzie wrote on Facebook. “When she checked the selfie and noticed the strange object in the corner of the photo she turned around to see the snake disappear back into the bush.”According to McKenzie, the snake could have been a red-bellied black snake. The Australian Museum said this type of snake, which is found in Australia, has a medium to robust build, is venomous, and tends to “freeze”and hide to avoid dangers in the wild.More on Geek.com:Toronto Zoo Saves Woman Bitten By Poisonous Snake in Thailand‘Sunbathing’ Snake Scares Mailman Outside North Carolina HomeGinormous Python Devours Entire Crocodile in Horrifying Swamp Photoslast_img read more

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WWE Network reaches record of 182 million subscribers WrestleMania 32 was the

first_img April 5, 2016 at 10:40 am WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) Facebook WhatsApp Twitter SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Mat Thompson Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT The Network is a load of crap and I’m fighting them right now. I tried to subscribe, and I live in Taiwan, but my credit card is from Canada as I’m Canadian. I tried to sign up for the free month, but it said there was an error. Tried again, couldn’t do it. Contacted them and was sent form response after form response. I tried calling them, and after 30 minutes on hold listening to Fandango’s music I get through to someone, who can’t hear me properly (I swear they just didn’t understand my normal English), then tells me to call back again and hangs up on me. I finally got the Network hooked up using my GF’s card, but I still kept getting their form emails asking for information through email. I responded and said I would not send information through email and that they had already hung up on me. Today, I checked my bank account and see TWO charges of $9.99 US on my card. Strange how a free month costs that much, and that each time I tried I was told the account didn’t go through. It says I paid on the 29th, but my account says it was activated on the 1st. And what kind of a response do I get from them after my last email? Call us between the times of 12 and 10 EST. So, I will have to stay up to 1am to call, then be put on hold, then hope the person speaks English, understands me and can fix this. I’m guessing my GF card has a charge as well, which would be 3×9.99US for a free month. I love the old ECW stuff on the Network, but Balls Mahoney vs New Jack sure isn’t worth that much! Pinterest Comments are closed. Google+ WWE issued the following on Monday.WWE® NETWORK REACHES RECORD 1.82 MILLION SUBSCRIBERSSTAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2016 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that its digital subscription service, WWE Network, reached a record 1.82 million total subscribers following last night’s WrestleMania®, the most viewed WrestleMania in history. This is a 39% increase from March 30, 2015, the day after WrestleMania last year.“History was made last night with both a record-setting crowd at AT&T Stadium and more households than ever before watching WrestleMania on WWE Network,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “WWE Network continues to drive transformative growth for our company.”“Results today further demonstrate the power of our brand, illustrate our potential to drive long-term growth and provide evidence that we are effectively executing our multi-platform content strategy,” said George Barrios, WWE Chief Strategy & Financial Officer.WWE Network Subscriber HighlightsWWE Network reached record levels of total subscribers, total domestic subscribers and total international subscribers as of April 4, 2016Total domestic subscribers increased 24% to 1.39 million; total international subscribers increased 126% to 434,000 from March 30, 2015 – the day after WrestleMania last yearDomestic and international paid subscribers reached 1.11 million and 345,000, respectively as of April 4, 2016WrestleMania Engagement MilestonesVideo views reached 65 million across social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, and YouTube), representing an 87% increase over last yearWrestleMania garnered a record 10.9 million social media fan engagements, up 19% from the prior yearSocial media fan engagements are defined as the cumulative fan response to WWE content measured by the number of “likes”, “follows”, “shares”, “mentions”, and “retweets” across social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Tumblr.WWE 2016 PerspectiveQ1 2016: Based upon preliminary data to date, WWE Network attracted an average of approximately 1.29 million paid subscribers over the first quarter 2016, representing a 39% increase from the first quarter 2015 average. The first quarter 2016 average was in-line with guidance of 1.28 million (+/- 2%).5The Company expects to exceed the high end of the range of its estimated first quarter 2016 Adjusted OIBDA of approximately $19 million reflecting higher performance expectations across its businesses.Q2 2016: If the acquisition and retention of subscribers is consistent with recent activity, the range of average paid subscribers for the second quarter 2016 would be 1.48 – 1.55 million, representing an increase of approximately 22% – 27% from the second quarter 2015.5 As future subscriber performance may differ from recent trends, this range is provided for perspective rather than as guidance.(5) Additional information regarding estimated WWE Network subscriber levels can be found in the Company’s website presentation at www.ir.corporate.investors.com.2016: WWE management continues to believe that if the average paid subscribers to WWE Network increases at a rate between 20% to 25% in 2016, 2016 Adjusted OIBDA could be in a range of approximately $70 million to $85 million. This range assumes the previously communicated incremental investment of $15 million to $20 million in content, technology and emerging markets. Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 last_img read more

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Leicester City to honour late chairman with memorial statue

first_imgLeicester City football club have announced that they will hoist memorial statue of their owner late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha outside of the King Power Stadium, following his tragic death in a Helicopter crash last month.Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five victims that died in a helicopter crash on October 27, after Leicester’s Premier League game against West Ham.After Leicester’s Premier League game against West Ham on October 27, Leicester City chairman aboard with other five victims died in the helicopter crash.While Leicester City confirmed the plan on their official website, Srivaddhanaprabha’s son, Aiyawatt, made another announcement in souvenir programme for Saturday’s match against Burnley.In the programme, as quoted by BBC Sport, Aiyawatt said:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We will never be able to repay what he did for us – for me as his son, us as his family, everyone connected to Leicester City and beyond.”“We are committed to honouring his memory and upholding his legacy.”“Our continued growth as a club, our state-of-the-art new training ground and our planned stadium expansion will help realise his vision for Leicester City.”A special video will be played before the kickoff of Leicester City game and Burnley on Saturday as club players will also wear shirts embroidered with their former owner’s name.last_img read more

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Coast Guard holds change of command ceremony in Opalocka

first_imgOPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – The U.S. Coast Guard held a ceremony to announce a new change in command for the Seventh District.The ceremony took place at the Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa-locka on Wednesday morning.Rear Adm. Eric C. Jones relieved Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown as the commander of the district.Jones was a former military advisor to the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.Brown is set to transfer to headquaters Washington D.C. to work as a deputy assistant to the president, the Department of Homeland Security and the counterterrorism advisor.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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SMG Partners with Magazines to Launch RealTime Marketing Platform

first_imgFor nearly two years Starcom MediaVest Group has been delivering on and developing real-time marketing solutions. But its latest product, Content@Scale, will enable brands to pair display ads with content from more than 20 publishers on the fly. Content@Scale is a more-robust iteration of its link.d3 content engine, which uses data to connect brands with relevant content and distributes it across several channels. However, Content@Scale takes that concept a step further and allows for total customization and automation.Lisa Weinstein, president of global digital, data and analytics at SMG, says,” We have been leaning into real-time marketing, and we have been doing that for 18 months very successfully. [But] there wasn’t enough in our minds to identify timely and relevant content to be sourced now.”Given that, SMG is aligning its new product with more than 20 publishers, including brands from Time Inc., Martha Stewart Living Omni Media and Glam media. As a result, Content@Scale offers more than 50,000 pieces of evergreen content to its clients, and that portfolio is expected to grow daily. To build out the product, SMG teamed up with Flite. Other publishers like Forbes and Condé Nast have used Flite technology to power their SaaS ad platforms, too. However Content@Scale is unique to SMG.During a product demo, Steve Klopf, senior vice president at Flite, tells FOLIO: the technology is like a “mini Google.” That is, the algorithms index published content and distributes it back through RSS feeds so that specific pieces are surfaced based on key words.So clients can sign in to Content@Scale and search for content based on real-time events or what’s trending in order to find the right pairing for their ads. The content can be approved on the spot or emailed to others for outside approval. A unique characteristic of the platform is that the display ads can be designed however the client chooses. That means color schemes, layouts and even images can change depending on preferences. And Klopf says you don’t need to be tech-savvy to navigate the interface or develop the ads. FOLIO: was unable to connect with SMG’s publishing partners at this time, but the opportunity is clearly two-fold, meaning not only does Content@Scale work as a distribution service, but it’s also an additional revenue stream. And like other ad service models, if a publisher’s content is used they get paid-it’s that simple.Five brands are working with SMG in its Q1 beta phase (see Kellogg’s sample above), but Weinstein expects that number to grow during the second quarter. She also indicates that global distribution and video will is on the roadmap ahead.last_img read more

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Uber driver stabbed and left to bleed in Hyderabad police trying to

first_imgREUTERSA 35-year-old Uber driver in Hyderabad was stabbed by his passengers and left to fend for himself in his car on Saturday evening. The reason behind stabbing has not yet been ascertained.The passenger had booked a cab ride on the Uber app under the name ‘Raju’ from Koti to the Sanghi temple in Hayathnagar, Hyderabad at 8 PM on Saturday night. The cab driver, Balaraju, was booked for the journey, reports The News Minute. The customer had opted to pay for the ride by cash.Two young men in their early 20s got into the cab and they drove till Hayathnagar, which is situated on the outskirts of Hyderabad. When they reached the Sanghi temple, the two boys said that they could not contact the person they were supposed to meet at the temple and requested Balaraju to take them back to Koti. Balaraju agreed and one of the passengers changed the location on the Uber app.Balaraju was bringing the duo towards Koti via Outer Ring Road at 9:30 PM when they began stabbing him with a knife.”The victim was stabbed on the neck, shoulders and head. He immediately stopped the car and both the passengers fled the scene. We were alerted by the passers-by who saw Balaraju lying wounded inside the car. From Balaraju’s statements, there is no particular intention behind the attack. He said that the attackers were not known to him before. Also, there has been no attempt of theft inside the car,” the police officer was quoted as saying by TNM.The policeman added, “We are tracking the details of the accused through the booking made on the app. If it was a pre-meditated attack, chances are there that the name could be false. The victim is currently lodged at Yashoda hospital in Malkajgiri.”A case has been registered against Raju under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code. An Uber spokesperson commented on the incident saying, “What’s been described is unacceptable. Our hearts are with the driver partner and we wish for his speedy recovery. Violence has no place on the Uber app or anywhere else and the rider’s access has been removed. We are assisting law enforcement with their investigations.” 5 Things You Didnt Know About Uber IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:33Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:31?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

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60 US mayors pledge to adopt Paris climate pact

first_imgMayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti announced on Thursday that he was proud to continue to adopt goals of the Paris Agreement with 60 fellow mayors, who are committed to the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA).The agenda, also known as Climate Mayors, is a network of 88 US mayors, representing over 43 million Americans all over the country, Xinhua reported.They work together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making.In response to US President Donald Trump’s announcement of his country’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the organisation, led by Garcetti said they would adopt, honour, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the agreement.”We will intensify efforts to meet each of our cities’ current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy,” the organisation added.They pledged to increase investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks.”If the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we’ll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks,” the mayors said.Until Thursday noon, 61 mayors signed their names in the statement, including almost all mayors of the big cities in the US, such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and Denver.”Climate change is a fact of life that people in Los Angeles and cities around the world live with every day. It is a grave threat to our health, our environment, and our economy – and it is not debatable or negotiable,” said Garcetti in a statement released shortly after Trump’s announcement.last_img read more

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Death Note Anime Creators Love Netflixs LiveAction Take

first_img The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeJump Force is a Fighting Game With Favorite Shonen Action Heroes Movies like Dragonball Evolution, Tekken, and Ghost in the Shell have soured fans to live-action anime adaptations. Netflix is the latest to try their hand at bringing Japanese animation to life with Death Note.While we haven’t got to see a ton of it yet, there are some rays of sunshine on the horizon. Creators of the Death Note anime, Tsugumi Ohba, and Takeshi Obata have had a private screening of the film with Netflix version producer Masi Oka, and they love it.Masi Oka said it was a great moment for him going to Japan to show the movie to the original creators of Death Note. In an interview with LRM, Oka said, “it really just brought a tear to my eye, because I’m an otaku and a geek just like everyone.”For those readers who haven’t seen Death Note, the anime synopsis from Viz Media is:Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against? As you can see in the trailer blow, Death Note is shaping up to be at the very least unique. However, we and fans of the anime will have to save our final judgment for when the film debuts on Netflix on August 25.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 PreviousNext Case Study | December 15, 2011 Breast Tomosynthesis is a Major Step Forward in Image Clarity and Patient Care Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography | 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 Technologist Kellie Bedenbaugh says tomosynthesis is a step forward for them, not only in what they see, but also in what it does for patients. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more 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 center_img Dr. James Craft of the GHSU Breast Health Center says the additional clarity the 3D images provide enables them to be more confident about their diagnoses. 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 Technologist Kellie Bedenbaugh says tomosynthesis is a step forward for them, not only in what they see, but also in what it does for patients.Kellie Bedenbaugh, a registered breast imaging technologist at the Breast Health Center at Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, is excited about the hospital’s recent installation of two tomosynthesis systems and what it means for her patients. “Tomosynthesis helps our radiologists see inside the breast much more thoroughly. The images acquired produce a high-quality digital mammogram along with images that the computer divides into multiple layers, which the radiologist can view one millimeter slice at a time,” explains Bedenbaugh.The Breast Health Center is part of Georgia Health Sciences Health System, the clinical arm of Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU). An academic health center, GHSU prides itself on its combination of research, technical expertise and patient care. The hospital installed two Hologic Selenia Dimensions digital mammography systems in February and added the Dimensions digital tomosynthesis capability three months later.The Breast Health Center uses the tomosynthesis system for all mammograms, both screening and diagnostic, and is the first health system in Georgia and one of only a handful in the country to make tomosynthesis the standard for care in breast imaging.“The usual screening population is asymptomatic,” states Dr. James Craft, a breast imager at the Center and Assistant Professor of Radiology at GHSU. “Seventy-six percent of women who develop breast cancer don’t have any risk factors. We can’t predict who will get breast cancer, and the tomosynthesis dose is less than it was when we were doing film studies a year ago, so we give everyone the best exam and the best care that we can.”Using Tomosynthesis to See Through the TissueTomosynthesis images are acquired with the breast held briefly in compression. A screening examination, which includes both a 3D tomosynthesis scan and a 2D digital mammogram, takes only seconds longer than a conventional 2D digital mammogram at a total exam dose within the current FDA guidelines for annual mammography screening.The 3D scan results in multiple sequential high-resolution slices that provide clear separation of structures in the breast and their spatial relationship with the surrounding breast tissue. Dr. Craft says tomosynthesis helps enhance some of the architectural distortion, making it easier to see where calcifications are located. “You can truly see through the layers,”  he says.Two mammographers and four technologists at the Breast Health Center perform approximately 7,000 mammograms annually. “The major benefit of tomosynthesis,” explains Dr. Craft, “is being able to see more.” In just a few short months, Dr. Craft and his colleagues have already seen results. “We diagnosed an intraductal invasive cancer using the 3D images; we did not see the cancerous area in the 2D images at all.”Separating Real Abnormalities from Possible AbnormalitiesDr. Craft says tomosynthesis allows radiologists to detect cancers much earlier, before they become invasive. “With tomosynthesis, we can separate densities that were previously hidden by surrounding tissue which could not be separated. Now, these densities are more obvious sooner, resulting in fewer callbacks, less anxiety and, most importantly, earlier detection.”Recently, Bedenbaugh took images of a breast cancer survivor with fatty breasts. The 2D images showed one mass. But when Dr. Craft looked at the tomosynthesis images, he saw a second mass behind the nipple that would have been completely missed without the 3D tomosynthesis images.The Breast Health Center at Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center uses Hologic’s SecurView DX diagnostic workstation to read the mammograms. With digital mammography technology, the breast images are available immediately and the images are stored electronically. The SecurView workstation enables radiologists to manipulate the 2D and 3D images, enhance areas for a closer view, and compare images from other modalities side-by-side.The breast imaging department also uses the Hologic ATEC vacuum-assisted breast biopsy device for use with stereotactic, MRI or ultrasound guidance, performing as many as three ultrasound biopsies a day. And the department recently added Hologic’s Aegis breast image analysis software for MRI.The New Standard in MammographyThe University’s role is not just to provide the highest level of patient care, but also to train the next generation of healthcare professionals. To do that, GHSU ensures its staff has the most up-to-date knowledge and training. “Our residents are coming so far so quickly reading mammograms with tomosynthesis,” states Dr. Craft. “Tomosynthesis is helping them get to a level of confidence in what they are seeing much more quickly because they can look through the layers of the breast.“I am very pleased with tomosynthesis,” concludes Dr. Craft. “The additional clarity that the 3D images provide enables us to be more confident about our diagnoses. It is a tremendous step forward – not only in what we see, but also in what it does for our patients.”Views and opinions expressed herein by third parties are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect those of Hologic.Hologic, Aegis, ATEC, Dimensions, SecurView and Selenia are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.Case study supplied by Hologic Inc. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | 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 | 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 | 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. read morelast_img read more

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first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ – / 20 What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Earlier this week, Forbes Magazine published their list ofthe world’s one hundred highest-paid athletes. Their formula took into account base salary/winnings andendorsements. And using that formula, there was a couple ofPhoenix athletes who figured into the list: pro golfer andformer ASU Sun Devil Phil Mickelson (who ranked 7th on thelist) and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (whoranked 13th).Here at Arizona Sports, we’ve put together our list of thetwenty highest-paid athletes in the state (team sportsonly). And for our purposes, we’ve ranked the athletes in terms ofbase salary for this year only.Enjoy. Or get mad. We’re good with either. 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Goodwin worked with Arians last season in Indianapolis as the team’s offensive line coach, where helped the Colts offense finish 10th in NFL with 362.4 yards per game. Goodwin also teamed up with Arians in Pittsburgh and spent five seasons as the Steelers offensive assistant from 2007-2011.The veteran Moore has 34 years of coaching experience in the NFL. He spent 13 years with the Colts and worked with Peyton Manning for 12 years as offensive coordinator. He also served one year as a senior offensive coordinator. Most recently, he served as the Tennessee Titans offensive consultant for the final five weeks of the 2012 season.Moore has also coached with the Saints, Lions, Vikings, Steelers and Jets. The Arizona Cardinals made the hirings of three new assistants official on Monday.Bruce Arians has brought Todd Bowles on as the team’s new defensive coordinator, Harold Goodwin as offensive coordinator and Tom Moore as assistant head coach/offense coordinator.Bowles has 13 years of coaching experience and most recently served as the Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach before being promoted to defensive coordinator midseason. He was also team captain under Arians at Temple University in 1985. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2018 2:18 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 23, 2018 at 2:41 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson announces birth of third girl NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Rock has his third Rockette.Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram on Monday to show off his chest full of tattoos and his new baby girl in a hospital skin-to-skin contact moment.“Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world,” he wrote. “Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial laboured and delivered like a true rockstar.”It’s the second child and second girl with Hashian. The actor also has a 16-year-old daughter with former wife Dany Garcia.“I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there,” Johnson wrote.He urged all dads to participate in the births of their children, offering support during labour and delivery. And he made a promise to his new baby that, “you have my word, I’ll love, protect, guide and make ya laugh for the rest of my life. Your crazy dad has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big ol’ world, but being your dad will always be the one I’m most proud to wear.”center_img FILE – In this April 5, 2018 file photo, Dwayne Johnson attends the 2018 LA Family Housing Awards in West Hollywood, Calif. Johnson announced the birth of his third daughter Monday, April 23, on Instagram. He showed off a chest full of tattoos in a hospital snap with his latest addition, Tiana Gia Johnson. It’s his second daughter with partner Lauren Hashian. He also has a 16-year-old daughter with his former wife, Dany Garcia. He said Hashian labored like a “rock star.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

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