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4 Tips for MongoDB Beginners

first_imgSenko Raši? has created a list of tips for MongoDB beginners called MongoDB gotchas for the unaware user. All of these “gotchas” are in the MongoDB documentation, but are the sorts of things that you might not remember until it’s too late. Taking Raši?’s advice early could save you some major headaches later on.Raši?’s tips:Use the 64-bit version The 32-bit version is limited to about 2.5GB of data, and you can’t switch to the 64-bit version after install without starting all over.Have a slave DB on another machine If your MongoDB instance crashes, you’ll want to recover it from a slave on another server because the data from the master could be hopelessly corrupted.Secure it MongoDB doesn’t use any authentication by default. If you don’t want the entire world to be able to tamper with your database, you need to setup some security rules.Always use getLastError “Unless you need lightning speed, it pays to wait a little to be sure the database is ok with your changes, and that there were no errors modifying the data,” Raši? wrote.Read his post for more details. There’s also a helpful discussion on Hacker News.See also: 3 New NoSQL Tutorials to Check Out This Weekend. Why You Love Online Quizzes klint finley Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?center_img Tags:#hack#tips 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Indian Diaspora Seeks Action Over Flag-ripping Incident in U.K.

first_imgMembers of the Indian diaspora in the U.K. and others have sought action from the British government over an incident on Parliament Square when the Indian flag was taken down and ripped, and an Indian journalist intimidated, at a pro-Khalistan protest. Read it at The Hindu Related Itemslast_img

PSL Finals: Petron razes F2 Logistics in Game 1

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Petron shrugged off a slow first set and started to gain offensive power in the second and third periods thanks to large part to substitute Cherry Rondina.Rondina gave the Blaze Spikers a 16-11 lead in the third set with an earth-shattering kill then followed it up with another emphatic spike for Petron’s 20-11 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefPetron head coach Shaq Delos Santos said he had to remind his team to stop adjusting to F2’s pace since they’ve met each other in the finals of the PSL, regardless of the conference, for the fifth straight time.“We had a slow start in the first set and it’s a good thing that we were able to recover,” said Delos Santos in Filipino. “I told them that this was a championship game and that they didn’t need to adjust to our opponents and we just have to stick to our game plan.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ Rachel Daquis rues Cignal’s lack of time playing together after missing PSL podium F2 found a bit of hope when Mary Joy Baron denied Remy Palma to cut Petron’s lead to six, 23-17.Aduke Ogunsanya, however, put the Blaze Spikers into the 24-17 match point after her service error and Palma answered back with a service ace to finish things off.Rondina finished with 12 points to lead all scorers while Bernadeth Pons added 10 points for Petron.Palma and Mika Reyes also had solid contributions for the Blaze Spikers with nine and seven points, respectively.Ara Galang had nine points to lead the Cargo Movers.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Petron moved one step closer to a title repeat after dismantling rival F2 Logistics in straight sets, 25-23, 25-11, 25-17, in Game 1 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blaze Spikers also hiked their perfect record in the conference to 13 games with one more giving them the their fourth championship, the most in the PSL.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

BJP, Sena have chance to raise their RS tally from Mrashtra

first_imgMumbai, May 12 (PTI) Ruling allies BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra have a chance to wrest one seat each currently held by Opposition Congress and NCP in the next months biennial elections to six Rajya Sabha seats in the state given their present strength in the Assembly.Biennial elections to 57 seats in the Upper House of Parliament will be held on June 11, the Election Commission said today. The elections were necessitated as 55 members from 15 states are retiring between June and August. One seat each from Rajasthan and Karnataka vacated by Anand Sharma (Congress) and Vijay Mallya (Independent) will also go for polls.Six of these seats are in Maharashtra with two each held by Congress and NCP, and one each by BJP and Sena. The retiring Rajya Sabha MPs from the state are Ishwarlal Jain and Praful Patel (NCP), Vijay Darda and Avinash Pande (Congress), Union Minister Piyush Goyal (BJP) and Sanjay Raut (Sena).The Rajya Sabha elections are now held Open Ballot wherein the Members of the Legislative Assembly (excluding the Nominated MLA) have to display the preference of voting to the party whip.The number of votes required to win the elections is pegged at 42.Given their current strength in the Assembly, it is highly unlikely either the Congress or the NCP will field more than one nominee. The Congress has 42 MLAs and the NCP 41.Both the Congress and the NCP are not in a position to muster additional 84 votes to ensure victory for their second candidates. Hence, they will have to forgo the idea of fielding a second candidate.advertisementAs against this, the BJP has 122 MLAs and the Sena 63, taking their combined strength to 185.However, in case an election is forced, both the BJP and Sena will fall short of 46 votes each to get their second candidate elected. But if they reach an understanding, they can get their second candidate elected by mustering the required votes.Other parties in the 289-member Assembly stand as follows: PWP 3, BVA 3, AIMIM 2, MNS 1, Samajwadi Party 1, BBM 1, CPI-M 1, RSP 1, Independents 7 and 1 vacant (nominated). PTI MM RSY KISlast_img read more

Australian Camp Diary – Marikki Watego

first_imgFollowing last weekend’s training camp in Queensland, Australian Women’s Open player, Marikki Watego tells us about how the camp went, what the team got up to and how the team is feeling in the lead up to the 2013 Trans Tasman Series.It was the last but definitely one of the most important events on what has been a jam-packed year for Touch Footy; the Open Women’s training camp. In preparation for the Super Trans Tasman Series in 2013, any chance for the team to get together, train and bond as a team, I think is a vital component to walking away with the series in two months’ time. Following my debut in the Trans Tasman series in Mudgee, it was evident that the Kiwis gave us a run for our money and ambushed us with a new hybrid Kiwi-Aussie style of Touch and all credit to them for a competitive series. However, I think in 2013 the Kiwis will face a more finely-oiled machine that is the Australian Open Women’s team. The camp last weekend was only a routine service for this machine to ensure it will be ready for game day come February 2013. The camp kicked off on Saturday 15th in Brisbane with both the Open Women’s and Under 20’s Women’s training at Ballymore. In typical Queensland fashion the weather was as hot as it gets. Most of us lathered up on the sunscreen, some of us not knowing that finger painting it on your face won’t be terribly useful hey Emilee Cherry? But then again, at least Chez wasn’t sporting a ‘Louise Winchester’ singlet tan by the end of the weekend.  After a quick welcome by Belly and introduction to Marto our new manager, we went for warm up. Marto’s warm up was awesome because this kept Oz in check from trying to make us run a cross country before stretches. Karley Banks then took us for some drills, she often suggested watching Dylan Thompson for a few pointers. Sooo Dyl, looks like Touch vids of you will be copping some YouTube hits. The day went pretty quick after that, thanks to a super organised coaching staff who catered to our every need, whether that be a cold sweat towel on the neck, icy cold water in our water bottles and even lunch ready on demand. Our last task for the day was a game against the very skillful Under 20’s Women. The heat, and the fact that there were a lot of sore bodies (from a massive year of Touch) on both teams made the game very tough. They tested every facet of our game and I think it was a great demonstration of mind over matter from our team to play as if none of the external factors had any influence on the task at hand. It was definitely a tiring day but the fun was yet to come. The two day camp was to continue on the Sunshine Coast at Belly’s house which I would like to name ‘Bell Manor’. After a little trek up the coast we finally arrived on the coast and were guided through ‘Bell Manor’ like an episode of MTV Cribs. 14 women and one man in a mansion was a great recipe for team bonding (nothing suss)! The rest of the afternoon was very cruisy but team bonding was at its finest by the end of the night. El capitano Squeeze and the experienced Pete Rogerson were very instrumental in establishing this great time of bonding with some great moments caught on camera. Mrs Hennessey may need to see a professional hairdresser to rectify a little mishap to her lovely locks of hair over the weekend. Sunday was as hot as the day before but ‘Bell Manor’ had some more surprises up its sleeve consisting of kayaking in a bull shark infested canal which was always fun. After the stint of kayaking it was back to business and time to train. We headed off to Belly’s school and trained until midday where the camp concluded. Over all it was a great camp to catch up with the girls, re-run through our game plan and confirm that we were all on the same page. With Belly being happy at where we are at, I think that it’s safe to say we are well on the way to being in peak condition for February 2013. Lastly I would like to say thanks to the TFA High Performance team, Cathy and Wayne for your efforts. A big thank you to Belly and Belly’s family for evacuating the family home to allow for us to stay and also Hayley Rogerson for accommodating some of the girls. Thanks to the guys and girls who came out to give us a run on the Sunny Coast as well. And lastly to Marto, Karley and Belly for such a well organised camp! Related LinksCamp Diary – Marikki Wategolast_img read more

Former Michigan Star Taylor Lewan Trolls Former Michigan State Star Jack Conklin On Instagram

first_imgJack Conklin's Michigan State jersey seen in the Tennessee Titans locker room.Instagram/Taylor LewanMichigan State has owned Michigan on the gridiron in recent history, winning seven of the last eight matchups between the two programs. But one prominent former Wolverine is tired of living in the past, and Wednesday he had a little fun at the expense of his new Tennessee Titans teammate – a former Spartan.Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, who was drafted 11th overall back in 2014, apparently wasn’t a fan of what former Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin, who was drafted eighth overall this year, had hanging in his locker room. Lewan, after seeing Conklin’s Spartans jersey, playfully told him to “grow up” on Instagram. He added a “Go Blue” for fun too. Lewan and Conklin are both expected to play prominent roles for the Titans this year.last_img read more

Maria Sharapova withdraws from St Petersburg with shoulder injury

first_imgMaria Sharapova withdraws from St Petersburg with shoulder injuryMaria Sharapova, 31, had been set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, the third seed in the tournament, in the second round. Kasatkina wins by walkover.advertisement Next Reuters St PetersburgJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 21:49 IST Maria Sharapova withdrew from her second-round match (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMaria Sharapova was set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina in the second roundSharapova rarely takes part in tournaments in RussiaShe had earned her first WTA win in the country in more than a decade on MondayRussian tennis star Maria Sharapova withdrew from her second-round match at the WTA St Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Wednesday because of a shoulder injury, tournament organisers said.”Sharapova is withdrawing from her match today due to a right shoulder injury,” the WTA St Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 wrote on Twitter.Sharapova, 31, had been set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, the third seed in the tournament, in the second round. Kasatkina wins by walkover, organisers said.Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion who rarely takes part in tournaments in Russia, had earned her first WTA win in the country in more than a decade on Monday by defeating Australia’s Daria Gavrilova in straight sets.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Maria SharapovaFollow St Petersburg Openlast_img read more

BeyondTrust Expands Canadian Office in Nova Scotia

first_imgBeyondTrust, an industry leader in cutting-edge security software, is planning to expand its research and development team in Nova Scotia. The company has signed a five-year agreement with Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) to support the company’s investment and employment growth in Nova Scotia. BeyondTrust provides context-aware security intelligence, which can consider such things as identity, location, time of day, device and more, of people trying to access a business’s network. “Nova Scotia has a vibrant IT sector, talented labour and the resources to meet our company’s needs and our client’s needs,” said Marc Maiffret, chief technology officer of BeyondTrust. He is well-known in the cybersecurity industry for discovering the first Microsoft computer worm, CodeRed. “The implications of cybercrime are universal, pervasive and have financial implications for organizations and individuals. Our team in Nova Scotia will be working to address these issues.” NSBI attracted eEye Digital Security to Nova Scotia, from Irvine, Calif., in 2010. In May 2012, eEye became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BeyondTrust. After the two merged, BeyondTrust selected Nova Scotia to consolidate most of its research and development teams from India and Eastern Europe. BeyondTrust must create at least 30 full-time equivalent positions in the first year of the agreement. The company would then be eligible to earn a rebate on the payroll for the jobs, to a maximum of 100 positions. BeyondTrust would add more than $36 million in salary, if it creates 100 new positions, with employees paying provincial personal income taxes of about $4,183,000. The company would earn up to $2,903,463 in payroll rebates through NSBI’s Strategic Investment Funds. “BeyondTrust takes businesses beyond traditional security,” explains Michael Yaffe, vice-president, marketing, for BeyondTrust. “We empower organizations to mitigate user-based risks and identify and remediate asset vulnerabilities targeted by cyber-attacks. As a result, our customers are able to address both internal and external threats, while making every device — physical, virtual, mobile and cloud — as secure as possible.” BeyondTrust has offices in five countries and its clients include some of the world’s largest banks, aerospace and defence firms and renowned universities across the globe,” said Peter MacAskill, vice-president of NSBI. “BeyondTrust chose Nova Scotia to be its only location in Canada. This is great news for our technology sector.” For more information on the company, its products, or for career opportunities with BeyondTrust, visit www.beyondtrust.com/ .last_img read more

Sears Canadas registered retirement plan appoints new administrator

first_imgVANCOUVER – Morneau Shepell is taking over administration of Sears Canada Inc.’s registered retirement plan.The Financial Services Commission of Ontario says in a statement that the Ontario Superintendent of Financial Services appointed the human resources consulting and technology company after a competitive tendering process.The commission says the superintendent determined it’s inevitable that the plan will need to be wound up, but said the date and details are to be determined.Morneau Shepell, which takes over the plan’s administration effective immediately, will contact members in the coming months.Sears Canada says in a statement that it welcomes the appointment and the company is working closely with Morneau Shepell on a smooth transition.The retailer, which has been operating under court protection from creditors since June, received court approval last week to begin its liquidation sales starting Thursday.last_img read more

Offense struggling during Ohio State mens basketball 4game losing streak

Freshman forward Marc Loving (2) has his shot blocked during a game against Iowa Jan. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 84-74.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorIf you combined one half of each of Ohio State’s two major athletic programs, you would have a team for the ages. The Buckeye football team’s offense and men’s basketball team’s defense are two of the most successful units in their respective sports.The OSU football team finished the season with two consecutive losses — its first two in the Urban Meyer era — with a large amount of the blame falling on the Buckeyes’ defensive struggles.Now the basketball team finds itself in a similar situation. Except the exact opposite.While the football team’s defense was the weak point — allowing 34 points or more in each of their final three games — it is the basketball team’s offense that has been letting it down this year.“I think as a team, we’ve probably shot more shots than I have since I’ve been here. Whether it’s over Christmas break and then before and after practices. As a collective team, we’ve shot more shots,” senior guard Aaron Craft said. “For some reason, we’re not playing with very much confidence and that shows when we get into games and we miss a shot or two and you don’t want to shoot the next one. You kind of look at one guy and say, ‘All right, you know he’s going to shoot the next three times down the floor.’ And that’s definitely not when we’re at our best.”As the football team was making its return from the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl, the then-No. 3 OSU basketball team was preparing for its biggest game of the season against then-No. 5 Michigan State.A failed comeback attempt against the Spartans and three more losses later, and OSU sits on the precipice of its season spiraling out of control.Craft said holding each other accountable for poor play is something his team needs to work to improve.“It’s really easy with that type of team to just kind of expect everyone to get themselves going, expect everyone to kind of hold themselves accountable and maybe we’re not at that point yet. It takes a special team, special group of guys to be able to do that,” Craft said. “Probably the best teams that I’ve played on have always had guys that have held people accountable and looked at them and did what they needed to do to get other people going … Not calling guys out but letting them know that we need you to do this job, we need you to do this role and that’s going to help us win games, that’s going to help make us a better team. It’s different for everyone, it’s different for every team and we’re going to continue to figure it out.”A big issue for OSU this season has been giving the ball away. The Buckeyes are turning the ball over an average of 11.5 times per game this season, something coach Thad Matta said needs to be fixed.“Obviously, we’ve got to take better care of the basketball. We had 13 turnovers (against Minnesota), I think they had 12 steals,” Matta said. “I don’t (know) if I’ve ever had a game like that. But just taking care of it, being more sure, being more confident in what we’re doing I think is the answer for us.”Junior center Amir Williams echoed his coach’s thoughts, saying confidence is something the team needs to improve if the Buckeyes want to get back to where they were at the beginning of the season.“Maybe your first two shots, your first three shots don’t go in so you try to force the fourth one in or you just don’t shoot a wide open shot,” Williams said. “You just, like you said, have the confidence to be able to knock that shot down. You can’t lose faith in yourself because we need guys on our team to make shots … It’s a collective thing we have to do as a team. Stay confident and knock down shots that we’ve been shooting all season long.”OSU started off the season well, outscoring opponents by an average of 20.8 points per game in non-conference play en route to a perfect start.But in the team’s first six Big Ten games, OSU’s margin of victory slipped to about 1.7, and the Buckeyes have gone 2-4.Craft said the Buckeyes need to get back to how they were playing early in the season if they want to turn things around.“Early in the year when we were playing the best basketball we could, we had multiple guys kind of doing their job and putting the ball in the bucket. It really relieved a lot of stress and a lot of pressure off the other guys,” Craft said. “You got a guy like (junior forward) LaQuinton (Ross) who, I think, feels like he’s gotta make plays because no one else is really doing much. And that puts him bad situations, gets him to turn the ball over and the same thing happens with (senior guard) Lenzelle (Smith Jr.) or myself or anyone else. We have to have guys confident in themselves, believing in themselves and if they miss a shot we’re not going to yell at them, we’re not going to get on them. It’s on to the next play, on to the next shot, on to the next defensive possession.”The Buckeyes —– coming off their fourth straight loss — will hope to turn things around offensively Thursday when Illinois (13-6, 2-4) is scheduled to come to town. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. read more

Mens tennis Ohio State wins at least share of Big Ten title

Ohio State senior Herkko Pollanen defeated Wisconsin’s Daniel Soyfer on April 16 at the Varsity Tennis Center. Credit: Walt Middleton | Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s tennis team kept the momentum going with a 6-1 victory against Wisconsin at the Varsity Tennis Center on Easter Sunday, marking the team’s ninth consecutive win.With a 9-0 record in the conference, the Buckeyes are guaranteed at least a share of the Big Ten Championship title, a record they have held for 12 straight years. OSU holds a 24-3 overall record for the season, while Wisconsin falls to 14-5 for the season and 5-3 in the conference.“It’s a pretty unbelievable feeling,” senior Herkko Pollanen said. “It’s Senior Day and we got a good win out there. It’s pretty emotional. It’s been a long four years and to end it like this and get the championship, obviously it feels great.”The Buckeyes had no trouble gaining the first point during the doubles matches. Sophomore Martin Joyce and junior Hugo Di Feo swept Lamar Remy and Daniel Soyfer from Wisconsin with the first win by a 6-0 total. Joyce and Di Feo hold a successful 13-1 record for the season on Court Two.Sophomore Hunter Tubert and freshman JJ Wolf snagged the second win and doubles point for OSU to defeat John Zordani and Osgar O’Hoisin in a 6-2 tally. Junior Mikael Torpegaard and Pollanen held a 5-3 score over Chema Carranza and Josef Dodridge when the point was called.The Buckeyes moved on to the singles matches where Torpegaard took the first win on the first court over Remy with a 6-3, 6-0 score. In the first set, Torpegaard got two breaks but then lost two breaks of his own to even the score at 3. Torpegaard then came back with three consecutive points to take the first set. He dominated the second set for a 6-0 shutdown over Remy. Still undefeated for the season, Torpegaard holds a dual match record of 23-0.Pollanen then came out strong on Court Five gaining a break initially off the bat. He controlled the game to defeat Soyfer and pull a 6-1, 6-4 total to gain his 13th win of the season in dual play. Pollanen’s point put the Buckeyes at 3-0 over the Badgers. The remaining matches were much closer competitions.Di Feo clinched the fourth point for OSU in a tight match tallying 6-4, 6-4 wins over Carranza. The first set was an even back-and-forth in points between the two. Going into the second set though, Di Feo was down from an early break, but managed to come back after Carranza had four games on the board. Despite being down 15-40 in the final game, Di Feo came back and win the match and give the Buckeyes their fourth point.“The assistant coach, Justin (Kronauge), just told me to stick with the game plan, try to move my feet a little bit because I was a little bit slow out there,” Di Feo said. “So that’s what I did. I focused on every point, and at the end, I got it done, and I’m extremely happy.”The three remaining matches were played out in three sets. Wisconsin’s O’Hoisin gained the Badgers their first and only point of the match over redshirt freshman Kyle Seelig with a final post of 0-6, 6-2, 6-3. Seelig made a clean sweep in the first set over O’Hoisin, but then lost the momentum after being broken multiple times in the remaining two sets.Courts Two and Four held the crowd with super tiebreakers in their third sets. Both Wolf and Joyce lost their first two sets, Wolf at 4-6 against Dodridge and Joyce against John Zordani with a 6-7 (6-8) score.Wolf was the first of the two to clasp the win with a final score of 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7). In a nail-biter match with the whole team watching courtside, Joyce took the sixth and final point for the Buckeyes to finish a 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 1-0 (13-11) post.“It’s nice to get a win at home again and finish out strong,” Di Feo said. “And it was a little bit special at the end knowing that this is possibly my last match here.”In their final two matches of the season, the Buckeyes will travel next weekend for conference matchups against Northwestern and Illinois, two teams that hold 6-2 records in the Big Ten.“I have a lot of confidence in my guys,” Pollanen said. “I think that we’re working hard every day. We just need to get better because the coming teams are good and there’s no easy way out.” read more

Govt to commence implementation of visa waiver between Guyana and Columbia

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese no longer need visas to travel to Colombia- Min of Foreign AffairsJune 22, 2017In “Business”Govt officials, diplomats to travel to Indonesia visa freeSeptember 29, 2018In “Business”Negotiations to start soon on abolishing Colombia visa requirementAugust 4, 2016In “latest news” Minister of State Joseph Harmon, during the post Cabinet press briefing today, announced that approval has been granted by Cabinet for the relevant government agencies to commence the necessary internal legal procedures to implement mutual exemption of visas between Guyana and Columbia, according to a government release. Flashback: Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, and his Columbian counterpart signing the visa exemption agreement in Mexico.This agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Organization of the American States (OAS) General Assembly meeting which was held in Cancun, Mexico on June 21.The Agreement will allow holders of ordinary passports to enter and stay in the territories of the two countries without a visa for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days. It will be renewable for an additional ninety (90) days provided that the total length of stay does not exceed one hundred and eighty (180) days per year.The conclusion of this Agreement signals a continuation of efforts to advance cooperation between the two countries and the development of friendly relations between their peoples, DPI said. read more

BROADWAY COMES TO WILMINGTON WHS CATS Broadway Revue Set For October 14

BROADWAY COMES TO WILMINGTON WHS CATS Broadway Revue Set For October 14

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Join us for an afternoon of songs – Broadway Style!Wilmington High School (WHS) students will once again delight their audience with selections from hit Broadway shows in this year’s Broadway Revue!Join us on Sunday, October 14 at 3pm in the Wilmington United Methodist Church’s hall (87 Church Street, Wilmington).Admission is $10 for students in advance and $12 at the door. Your admission includes refreshments.Advance ticket price is $10 for all. For advance purchase, mail a check payable to WHS CATS (postmarked no later than 10/5) at PO Box 115, Wilmington, MA 01887. You will receive confirmation and your name will be added to a will call list.100% of the show’s proceeds will benefit the WHS Choral and Theatre Support (CATS) parent group. The WHS CATS mission is to provide scholarships to eligible graduating WHS seniors as well as providing supplementary funds to the groups they support as needed and as they are able.Please come out and support these talented students!(NOTE: The above information is from WHS CATS.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBROADWAY COMES TO WILMINGTON: WHS CATS Broadway Revue Set For September 23In “Education”BROADWAY COMES TO WILMINGTON: WHS CATS Broadway Revue Set For December 3In “Community”The Wilmington Insider For October 14, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Convicts shouldnt contest polls Quader

Convicts shouldnt contest polls Quader

first_imgBangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. File PhotoAwami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the convicted people should not contest the upcoming national election on moral grounds, reports UNB.”It’s better for the convicted persons to stay away from the election on moral grounds. Awami League doesn’t support it morally,” he said while addressing a press briefing at party chief’s Dhanmondi political office.The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday stayed a High Court order that had allowed a convicted person to take part in the national election, blocking the way for those sentenced to over two years’ imprisonment to join the upcoming parliamentary elections billed for 30 December.Following the apex court’s verdict, many BNP leaders, including its chairperson Khaleda Zia, cannot participate in the election as they were convicted in various cases.Describing Jatiya Oikya Front’s ‘failure’ to announce its prime minister candidate before the election as its primary defeat, Quader said, “Although there’re many leaders in the platform, there’s no one who can take the responsibility of the prime minister.”He said BNP’s announcement to launch a movement just before 25 days of the election is nothing but a nightmare. “People are now in an election mood, they’re not in a movement mood,” he said, alleging that BNP is trying in many ways to destabilise the situation.The ruling party leader also claimed that Awami League depends on people’s strength while BNP on rumour. “As BNP has less confidence in people, they depend on rumour.””The difference between a communal party and non-communal one is now clearer than in the past. The people of Bangladesh will choose the right one for their betterment. We don’t believe that people will vote for the party which patronises communalism and militancy in the name of politics,” he said.Quader also warned that those will remain in the election race going against the party decision will be expelled from the party for life.last_img read more

HISD Dissolves Special Ed Panel Woman to be Deported for Voting Illegally

HISD Dissolves Special Ed Panel Woman to be Deported for Voting Illegally

first_img Share Friday, September 14, 2018HISD dissolves special ed panelLaura IsenseeHISD Board President Wanda Adams and Trustee Anne Sung listened to parents share their frustration and questions about special education in the district at a 2017 meeting.The Houston school board has disbanded a panel to advise them on special education, after board members overwhelmingly voted to adopt the group’s recommendations to improve special ed.Those are meant to improve access, services and oversight of special education.But the board dissolved the special ed ad hoc committee it created last year after a statewide crisis in special ed. Some parents pushed back.  When a disaster hits, what are an employer’s responsibilities? Hurricane Florence is expected to shut down parts of the East Coast for days. It’s something people in the Houston area are too familiar with after Harvey last year.Aside from the impact on lives and property, natural disasters affect employment.To learn more about how employers are expected to deal with employees who are affected by a hurricane or other disaster, we spoke with Aaron Holt, an employment law attorney at law firm Cozen O’Connor in Houston. Emmett points to future fights over Rainy Day fundAndrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaHarris County Judge Ed Emmett delivering his 11th annual State of the County addressHarris County Judge Ed Emmett used his State of the County message to mark the progress toward recovering from Harvey. But he also hinted at political fights to come. Galveston plans for infrastructure upgradesGalveston City Council Screenshot The Galveston Capital Improvement Plan includes millions of dollars in projects that are expected to unfold over the next five years.Now that they’ve finished most of their Hurricane Ike recovery efforts, Galveston officials say they’ll focus on infrastructure improvements that couldn’t be funded through the federal government.Under a five-year capital improvement plan, Galveston will use $62 million from last year’s bond issue to fix deteriorating streets and drainage systems. Ted Cruz speaks to Houston MattersSenator Ted Cruz is running for re-election on a platform that includes advocating for energy deregulation, increased surveillance on the Southern border and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare.Cruz, a Republican from Texas who is running against Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke, was interviewed Thursday on Houston Matters, as part of its series of interviews with candidates running in major political races. Woman to be deported for voting illegallyA Mexican national whose attorney said she used a cousin’s identity to live in the U.S. for decades and held a job assessing students in Houston schools is facing deportation after pleading guilty to illegally voting in the 2016 election.Laura Janeth Garza’s conviction Thursday comes more than a year after Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office helped prosecute another Mexican national also facing deportation for illegal voting.last_img read more

Ridiculous F1 racing simulator costs more than any car youll ever own

first_imgIf you’re a gamer that’s over 30 years old, you no doubt spent a good portion of your childhood inside of an arcade. With so many games in one place, each arcade cabinet had to do its best to stand out. The biggest attention-grabbers were the racing games, particularly the ones sporting mock seats, steering wheels, and foot pedals. Back then, this was a close as a regular person could get to professionally (or legally) racing, and it was awesome. The glory days of the arcade has long since past, but if you are yearning to get the very best driving simulation experience out there, you’ll still be able to — provided you have close to a quarter of a million dollars to spare.Right now, Costco UK is selling an F1 racing simulator for about $246,000. This racing sim costs more than most real-life cars. However, if money isn’t an issue for you and you have a penchant for racing without worrying about law enforcement, this will provide as authentic of an F1 experience as you can get without being a professional racer.Below are all of the cabinet’s specs and features, taken right from the product listing:Up to 1.5G motion accelerationsRealistic F1 style replica chassis made in composite glass and carbon fibreAuthentic F1 style carbon fibre steering wheel integrated with race software so that rev, gear indicators and timing are shown on the wheel.Professional high torque loading BRD-ST steering systemAuthentic pedals with 1kN brake pressure sensorUltra-thin seamless visual systemVery latest generation EtherCAT motion control technology for amazing response timesCompact and modular construction for low ceiling heights and complex installationsPeak G limiting technology for emergency decelerationLow centre of gravity and low floor loadingShow Car level of styling detail for total authenticity and realismStructural carbon-fibre suspension system with F1 show tyres and wheelsFront and rear wing assemblies produced in carbon fibreChassis painted as standard in your choice of 2 colour livery to your designNetworkable (up to 24 simulators) locally and via internet for real time head to head racingExclusive licence to use BRD tRaction racing softwareA range of customer options are also availableIt’s a shame arcades are few and far between nowadays, because that’s likely one of the only ways everyone who isn’t super rich would be able to play with this thing.last_img read more

Yankees and White Sox to Play at Field of Dreams Location in

Yankees and White Sox to Play at Field of Dreams Location in

first_imgField of Dreams is becoming a reality in 2020, when the New York Yankees will take on the Chicago White Sox in a regular season game at Dyersville Farm in Iowa, site of the original movie, on August 13. The 1989 fantasy baseball movie has become a true American classic. 30 years after Kevin Costner heard the immortal words “If you build it, he will come”, a regular season game will be played where the film was shot. MLB (Major League Baseball) has announced some building work of their own. While a ballpark was created for the original shoot, a temporary stadium holding 8,000 will be put up nearby for the special event.Day 1 of the @MLB process….Corn has been removed for the new field (brown area) #gothedistance pic.twitter.com/1rB2Nqc5BT— Field Of Dreams Movie Site (@fodmoviesite) August 16, 2019CNN reports that “A pathway through a cornfield will take fans to the ballpark, which will overlook the famous movie location. The right field wall will include windows to show the cornfields beyond the ballpark.”Field of Dreams movie location. Photo by IowaPolitics CC by 2.0Field of Dreams would be nothing without its fields. The baseball diamond stretched across two farms, on land owned by the Lansing and Ameskamp families respectively. The Field of Dreams Movie Site explains how Don Lansing was approached by a representative who knocked on the door.The Field of Dreams house“What, are you dreaming, or what?” he responded when asked if his site could be used as a movie location. “The only people who come around here are insurance salesman.” Lansing’s initial retort was prophetic – at the time dreams weren’t part of the project’s title. It was originally called Shoeless Joe, after the source novel by W.P. Kinsella.Shoeless Joe Jackson during his 1913 season with the Cleveland Naps.Lansing agreed to the request, liking the sound of a movie about baseball. Little did he suspect, but it would become arguably the best baseball flick of all time. The story concerns Costner’s character Ray, a farmer who receives supernatural instructions to build a baseball field amongst the corn.Related Video:Despite financial hardship and scepticism, Ray’s vision comes to a powerful fruition. Field of Dreams resonates today, especially in the state where it was set. CNN quote Iowa governor Kim Reynolds, who says it “captures the uniqueness of Iowans’ can-do attitude”.Variety spoke to writer/director Phil Alden Robinson about the movie for the 30th anniversary. He revealed the film is so powerful, it gave rise to a general misconception. For some the key line of dialogue goes, “If you build it, THEY will come.”Group shot of the 1919 Black Sox. They would after this year be known as the “Black Sox Scandal” team, due to the allegation that eight members of the team accepted bribes to lose the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds.“It’s called the Mandela effect,” Robinson said, “people who swear they’ve seen something that really didn’t happen… There was some website devoted to people saying, ‘I know for a fact… it said, ‘if you build it, they will come’ and Universal changed it.” Robinson never revealed who delivered the line, lending the film even greater mystery.Field of Dreams also had deep significance for the cast and crew. Burt Lancaster played the mythical Archibald “Moonlight” Graham. It was his final role on the big screen. As for Costner, he’d already made baseball picture Bull Durham (1988) but enjoyed the script, comparing the story to It’s A Wonderful Life.Earlier this year Costner was interviewed on the Dan Patrick Show, giving short shrift to a flippant question. As written in The Hollywood Reporter, Paulie Pabst asked “when they pitched you Field of Dreams, you were at your peak of stardom, did you ever think, ‘This could be really silly?’”. Costner’s no-nonsense reply contained a four letter word!Related Article: 10 Reasons why ‘Broadway Joe’ Namath was the Coolest Athlete EverThe production may have wrapped decades ago, but tourism boomed over the years. It wasn’t all plain sailing for the Lansings and Ameskamps, who reportedly had disputes over the direction of the site. In 2012 the land was sold to Go The Distance, who welcome over 100,000 visitors per year.FOX will televise the forthcoming game, which should recapture the magic of Field of Dreams whilst introducing new generations to this enduring movie experience.CORRECTION: A previous version of this article mistakenly said the Yankees were playing the Red Sox. It is the White Sox playing, not the Red Sox. The correction was made on 8/17/20.last_img read more

ACR Recommends More Aggressive Breast Cancer Screening for HigherThanAverageRisk Women

ACR Recommends More Aggressive Breast Cancer Screening for HigherThanAverageRisk Women

first_img 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 | Breast Imaging | March 29, 2018 ACR Recommends More Aggressive Breast Cancer Screening for Higher-Than-Average-Risk Women All women recommended to undergo risk assessment by age 30; association now recommends annual breast MRI for particular subgroups FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 March 29, 2018 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) released new breast cancer screening guidelines recommending all women, especially black women and those of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, should undergo risk assessment by age 30. Assessing risk at this age would allow women at higher risk to be identified and begin earlier and more aggressive screening for breast cancer. In a separate recent analysis[i] from Harvard, black, Hispanic and Asian women have peak incidence of breast cancer in their 40s and should begin screening at least by age 40.The ACR reaffirmed recommendations for annual breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the following groups, with slight refinements:1) Women with known or disease-causing BRCA1 mutation (or their untested first-degree relatives) should begin annual MRI at age 25. If MRI is performed annually, there is emerging evidence that the benefit of mammography is relatively small in such women prior to the age of 40;2) Women with other known disease-causing mutations (or their untested first-degree relatives), and those with a calculated lifetime risk of 20 percent or more, should begin annual MRI between age 25 and 30. Annual mammography is of benefit in those with BRCA2 mutations;3) Women with prior chest/mantle radiation therapy (cumulative dose of ≥ 10 Gy) before age 30 should begin MRI and annual mammography at age 25 or at least 8 years after completion of radiation, whichever is latest; and4) Women with a calculated lifetime risk of breast cancer of ≥ 20 percent. The Tyrer-Cuzick model was discussed as the most comprehensive and consistently accurate model for predicting risk and now includes fibroglandular breast density as a risk factor, though all models may over- or underestimate risk for a given individual.The ACR newly endorses annual screening MRI in addition to annual mammography or tomosynthesis for women in the following situations (provided the patient has not had bilateral mastectomy):Women with a personal history of breast cancer and dense breasts; andAll women diagnosed by age 50. A personal history of breast cancer is not included in risk models, but all women diagnosed with breast cancer at or before age 50 and treated with breast-conserving therapy have a ≥ 20 percent risk for a new breast cancer.The ACR suggests annual MRI be considered in addition to annual mammography or tomosynthesis in women with a history of lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) or prior atypia (ADH, ALH, atypical papilloma), especially if other risk factors are present, though further study of the benefit of MRI is needed.In women who meet guidelines for MRI screening but are unable to tolerate it and who have dense breasts, the ACR suggests ultrasound be considered in addition to annual mammography. Tomosynthesis is expected to reduce the benefit of supplemental screening ultrasound, depicting about half of the cancers that would have been seen only on ultrasound after 2-D mammography, though further study is warranted. If MRI is performed, there is no benefit to screening ultrasound.For more information: www.acr.orgReferencesI. Stapleton SM, Oseni TO, Bababekov YJ, Hung Y, Chang DC. Race/Ethnicity and Age Distribution of Breast Cancer Diagnosis in the United States. JAMA Surg. Published online March 07, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0035 Related Content 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). Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | 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 read more 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.center_img 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 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 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 | 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 | 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 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 last_img read more

700 bilingual jobs in Costa Rica

700 bilingual jobs in Costa Rica

first_imgThree foreign companies are expanding operations in Costa Rica and are offering some 700 new jobs for bilingual Spanish-English professionals.U.S. manufacturer of personal and household care products Procter & Gamble (P&G) is offering more than 100 entry level and manager positions for its operations here. Recruiters are looking to hire professional staff with college degrees in business administration, finance, accounting, information technology, industrial engineering, logistics and customs, among other areas.All candidates must have an intermediate to advanced command of the English language, and will be tested. P&G will host a public recruiting event on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the company’s offices in Forum 1 industrial park in Santa Ana, west of the capital San José.The “flash challenge” recruitment event involves applying for a position and completing the full recruiting process on a single day. The hiring process usually takes about two months, the company reported.The first step is to create a profile and fill out an online application and take a test at the company’s website before Aug. 21.Applicants must have strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills. They will also be tested for their abilities in Microsoft Excel, including analytical review of reports, trend analysis, and pivot tables & graphics.Recruiters will contact those who pass the test and inform them about the next steps in the process that will take place during the flash challenge event. Selected candidates will undergo an aptitude test, a test of English proficiency and an interview.Jobs in HerediaTwo companies recently inaugurated shared services centers in Heredia province and announced the opening of some 600 positions.Global business services firm Concentrix opened its new operations center at Mall Real Cariari and is hiring 200 people for its customer service department. The company is looking for candidates with experience in customer service and with at least 85 percent command of the English language, which will be tested.Those interested can apply online at the company’s website or bring their résumé to a recruitment event taking place Aug. 12-19 at the company’s offices in Pavas, west of San José.Applications must include a photocopy of one’s personal ID and of all diplomas, as well as a printout of one’s criminal record.Financial firm Citi also expanded operations at its shared services center in San Antonio de Belén, Heredia. The company began the process last week to hire 400 people.Citi recruiters seek bilingual professionals with college degrees in accounting, economics, finances, financial analysis, human resources, risk and control, internal audit, accounts payable and procurement.They are also looking for candidates for the company’s information technology area. Candidates must be proficient in applications development, databases and IT infrastructure.Those interested in a job at Citi must fill out an online application at Citi’s website. Facebook Comments Related posts:Companies announce job openings in business, engineering and interpretation services Canadian tech firm hiring for new Costa Rica operation Recruiters: Preparation is key to success at upcoming CINDE Job Fair  Microsoft to hire 280 new employees for its Costa Rican operationlast_img read more

Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu 32

Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu 32

first_imgArizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) intercepts a pass for a touchdown as San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) misses the catch during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals All-Pro defender Tyrann Mathieu has revolutionized the hybrid defensive back position.Mathieu is one of the most valuable defenders in the NFL, making him irreplaceable, according to NFL.com’s Adam Schien who listed the top nine indispensable defenders.He’s the firepower, the attitude, the game changer for the nasty Cardinals’ defense. Mathieu is a true ballhawk. He’s a fierce and reliable tackler. He defends passes. Mathieu can line up as a safety or a corner. He’s a jack of all trades. And he alters what opposing offenses are trying to accomplish.You saw last year how the Cardinals’ defense was affected when Mathieu went down with a season-ending knee injury. My man Bucky Brooks pointed out the difference — 12-2 record, 19.2 points allowed per game with Mathieu; 2-2 record (including two playoff games), 28.2 points allowed without him — in a recent piece on the defensive back.For the Cardinals to reach their full championship potential in 2016, they need the Honey Badger back in action.Other members on Schien’s list include: J.J. Watt, Khalil Mack, Luke Keuchly, Von Miller, Fletcher Cox, Ndamukong Suh, Earl Thomas and Muhammad Wilkerson. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Despite having his season cut short, Mathieu was still named to the first-team All-Pro and was named a Pro Bowler for the first time in his career.Mathieu racked up 89 tackles, five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 17 passes defended, 11 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in 14 games last season before tearing his ACL for the second time.Mathieu tore his left ACL in 2013 and his right ACL last year. 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more