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MADISON, Wis. – A Wisconsin software worker who opened fire on his fellow employees in their suburban Madison office had worked for the company for almost 18 months and had no criminal history in the state, authorities said Thursday.Police killed the gunman in a shoot-out Wednesday morning inside WTS Paradigm’s Middleton offices while responding to reports of an active shooter. The Dane County medical examiner identified the shooter Thursday as 43-year-old Anthony Tong.Police said three people were seriously wounded in the attack and remained hospitalized Thursday. A fourth person was grazed but a bullet.Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke said the gunman had worked at WTS Paradigm since April 2017. Foulke said he had no criminal history in Wisconsin and lived alone. Officers searched Tong’s house in nearby Verona Wednesday evening, but Foulke didn’t say what they found.The chief said investigators still don’t know what prompted the attack .“I’m dying to know the motive also,” Foulke said during a Thursday news conference. “We just have not found one yet.”One victim was critically wounded but had been upgraded to serious condition by Thursday morning, while the two other victims remained in serious condition at University Hospital, according to a spokeswoman.Foulke said investigators had interviewed two of those victims. He did not say what they divulged but called the conversations “really important interviews.” The victims’ names haven’t been released.WTS Paradigm officials issued a statement Wednesday saying the incident was shocking and heartbreaking, but the company provided no information about the shooting. A company spokesman didn’t reply to emails Thursday.Officers were called to WTS Paradigm in Middleton, a Madison suburb of about 17,440 people, just before 10:30 Wednesday. Foulke said officers arrived within 8 minutes of receiving emergency calls and found a man wielding a semiautomatic pistol. Foulke said the man was carrying extra magazines as well.Two Middleton officers and two Dane County sheriff’s deputies exchanged gunfire with Tong, killing him. The officers and deputies were not hurt, Foulke said.The police chief said he didn’t know if the victims were targeted or shot at random. He added that federal authorities are tracing the history of the pistol to determine how the gunman’s acquired it.WTS Paradigm makes software for the building products industry. A Wisconsin State Journal profile from 2014 listed company employment at about 145 workers and noted the company was looking to move to a larger location at the time.The company has posted You Tube videos depicting a loose atmosphere in an upscale office marked by a breakroom that resembles a bar, a ping-pong table and a shuffleboard table, and workers in jeans and sweatshirts.One video depicts an office Olympics in which workers compete by pedaling themselves around in their chairs and toss garbage in wastebaskets. Another video touts the company’s charity contributions, including donations to the Madison Children’s Museum, the American Diabetes Association and Habitat for Humanity.___Associated Press writer Gretchen Ehlke in Milwaukee contributed to this report.
The new Belgian Development Cooperation financing for the UN agency’s programmes will directly support tens of thousands of struggling farmers in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia and Niger.This latest contribution brings the European nation’s total support to FAO projects in Africa to $80 million over the past six years.“Belgium is one of the most consistently supportive donors to FAO’s emergency work, something which is very much appreciated and its latest show of generous support will help improve the livelihood and food security of thousands of vulnerable people,” said Laurent Thomas, Director of FAO’s Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division. Nearly $3 million of the grant will go directly to supporting farming households whose livelihoods have suffered from the conflict in the DRC. Cassava and sweet potatoes cuttings as well as hand tools, vegetable and other crop seeds will be distributed to around 25,000 farmers. Another 4,000 farmers in the country will receive basic training in machinery and how to repair warehouses and roads for better storage and transportation of harvested produce, as well as backing to boost maize production to meet market demand.In a joint initiative with the World Food Programme (WFP) known as Purchase for Progress (P4P), the agencies buy produce from local farmers and distribute the food to hungry people in the region. Some $2 million of the Belgium donation will go to neighbouring Burundi to assist ex-soldiers return to farming and help farming households hit by floods and high food prices. The rest of the contribution will go to support farmers in drought-stricken Niger and Ethiopia. 15 April 2009Poor farmers in four African countries are set to receive $6.6 million in emergency assistance funding from Belgium, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.
“There is such a thing as the global public good. And for that very reason, we need to think about the issues of global governance needed to manage them,” Mr. Ban told a gathering of government leaders, parliamentarians, and members of civil society and the business community in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein.“Please do not mistake me: I do not mean global government, or even less a world that takes its orders from UN Headquarters. “What I mean, quite simply, is sovereign States coming together … pragmatically, as partners. I mean people transcending borders and narrow national identities to defend against common threats – and to seize common opportunities,” he stated. Mr. Ban noted that the world is undergoing dramatic shifts and transformations. New economic powers have emerged, and complex new challenges have come to the fore.“All have global reach. And all place new demands on us – on our institutions, mechanisms and frameworks. We need to adapt. We need our global institutions to produce better, quicker, more lasting results.“We need stronger, more effective alliances between States and the private sector, civil society and regional actors. We need policy guidance and regulatory frameworks for a vast array of new and complex issues.”Two areas in which he felt better global governance is especially urgent is getting the global economy to work for all the world’s people, as well as advancing nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.“A world economy that creates prosperity for all… a world no longer living under the nuclear shadow… these have long been among the main goals of global governance,” he told the audience, which included His Serene Highnesses Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie von und zu Liechtenstein, and Aurelia Frick, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture.In addition to the economy and disarmament, the world is today facing a “daunting array of new-generation challenges, never seen before,” said the Secretary-General, pointing to issues such as climate change, terrorism and organized crime.“The imperative of global governance is clear,” he declared. Mr. Ban also used his speech to congratulate the people of Liechtenstein for 20 years of membership in the UN – an anniversary that the country will mark in less than three weeks. “Yours may be one of the world’s smaller countries, but its role is large. If all nations were as committed to the United Nations and its noble causes, the world would be a far, far better place.”He hailed Liechtenstein for being one of the most generous contributors of emergency humanitarian aid, as well as for helping to lead the global campaign to bring those who commit war crimes and crimes against humanity to justice, among other things.While in Vaduz, the Secretary-General also held talks with Government ministers and met with Prince Hans-Adam II. Following his visit to Liechtenstein, Mr. Ban will head to Vienna, where his activities will include an anti-corruption conference, the European Forum 2010, a Security Council retreat, and the annual retreat of senior UN officials. 1 September 2010No one nation, however large or powerful, can solve all problems on its own, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that it is vital for countries to work together in partnership to tackle common challenges.
Mr. Mer-Khamis, 52, was shot in his car on Monday by masked gunmen in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. “He was a prominent figure in the cultural world of the Middle East,” said Ms. Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “He was also a socially committed artist and an ardent defender of peaceful cohabitation between Israelis and Palestinians. His death leaves an immense vacuum.”The son of an Israeli mother and a Palestinian father, Mr. Mer-Khamis appeared in a number of films. He was also the director of The Freedom Theatre, which was originally founded by his mother, Arna Mer, and is supported by UNESCO.The theatre is a “unique Palestinian cultural institution and an exemplary model for an entire generation of artists,” according to agency. “UNESCO, as a partner of the Freedom Theatre that he directed and supporter of his tireless efforts to promote theatre among young Palestinians, deplores the assassination of this man of peace,” said Ms. Bokova.UNESCO, which supports the arts as a means to promote dialogue between cultures, said it is determined to continue its backing for the theatre for its creativity, openness and tolerance, and to honour the memory of Mr. Mer-Khamis. 6 April 2011Irina Bokova, the head of the United Nations cultural agency, today voiced her sorrow at the recent murder of Israeli actor Juliano Mer-Khamis, who she described as an ardent defender of peaceful co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians.
Transport News Brief Week 43, Monday 22 October 2007 Operators need to understand emissions Speaking at the recent Commercial Motor conference on emissions, Simon Barnes, manager environmental affairs for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, said that while truck and van makers have done a great deal to cut their emissions, they can’t control those from transport operators. “These are entirely dependant on vehicle use and as UK road freight figures are growing, it is no surprise that the sector’s emissions are growing too.” Barnes said that the transport industry has to take responsibility for all its emissions and should expect that the rules will widen to include air quality. “The other threat is that of different standards for different Low Emission Zones – keeping pace with those would be a nightmare.” But he said the news isn’t all bad, as cutting emissions means cutting fuel use, “and that clearly means running more efficiently and cutting costs in the long run.” Simon Barnes on +44 (0)2 073 449 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org TipCon 2008 – the tipper industry’s ultimate one-stop shop Floor planning for TipCon 2008 is well underway after an excellent response to the news that the show will be back, at the CV Show in the NEC next Spring. “TipCon 2008 promises to be the British tipper industry’s ultimate one-stop shop,” said Bob Sockl, boss of Crystal Communications, the CV Show’s sales and marketing consultancy. “Visitors will find a wide range of products specific to the tipper business as well as all the other goods and services needed to keep tipper trucks running profitably, and all in one show.” He says there will be a substantial assembly of specialist bodies and related equipment packed into halls 17 & 18 at the CV Show, from 15 to 17 April. “Central to TipCon will be an RHA seminar theatre where key issues facing the UK’s tipper business will be put under the microscope by industry experts.” This will be complemented by a huge outside display and demonstration area, “where you can see the very latest kit in action.” More from Bob Sockl on +44(0)1 634 261 262 or email@example.com London mayor’s plans won’t cut congestion or CO2, says SMMT The SMMT wants the London mayor to extend the consultation on planned changes to the congestion charge. The motor industry body has told Transport for London that its plans won’t significantly cut CO2 or congestion in the capital. The SMMT says that given the complexity of the scheme, there should be more time for discussion. TfL’s own figures claim a CO2 saving of up to 8,100 tonnes under the plan to base central London charges on car CO2 emissions. That compares to total ground-based transport emissions in London of 9.7 million tonnes. In other words, the TfL plan would cut CO2 by just 0.084%. “To put this in context, UK car and commercial vehicle manufacturing sites have cut CO2 from 2.14 to 1.36m tonnes in just four years, a 36.5% saving,” says the SMMT. “Average new car CO2 emissions have also come down by 12 per cent in a decade, saving an estimated one million tonnes of CO2 each year in the UK.” More from Sara Lee on +44 (0)2 073 449 219 or firstname.lastname@example.org Rai truck show this week The Rai truck show opens in Amsterdam on Friday 26 October and runs through to Saturday 3 November. With over 350 exhibitors selling pretty much everything from maximum capacity trucks to vans, trailers, bodywork and supporting services, the Rai show is the mainland’s second biggest commercial vehicle show. As usual, it will be host to a number of national and international exhibition debuts and attracts visitors from across north western Europe. The exhibition centre is quite close to the centre of Amsterdam and well served by tram, bus and trains, including a frequent direct train service Schipol airport. You’ll find details of opening times and ticket prices on the show’s website. More from www.roadtransportshow.com Iveco hybrids at the Amsterdam Rai truck show Iveco says it its exhibits at the Rai truck show, opening in Amsterdam on Friday 26 October, will focus on hybrid power for its heavy truck range and on new models in its light off-road range. The firm will show two diesel-electric parallel hybrid powered trucks, one a Daily van in FedEx colours and the other a Eurocargo in TNT colours. Iveco is working closely with both firms to develop commercially viable models to help operators cut their carbon footprints – its hybrid technology offers fuel savings of up to 30% on urban work. More from Nigel Emms on +44 (0)1 923 259 513 or email@example.com Renault wins record Russian truck order Russian haulier TR Axis, a leading car transport firm in Russia has ordered 500 Renault Premium 380.19 tractors from Renault Trucks Vostok for delivery next year. This is the biggest deal done by Renault in Russia since the company opened for business there in 1992. TK Axis, whose head office is in Saint Petersburg, has become one of the market leaders in vehicle transport in Russia in just four years. The firm runs a 700 strong fleet, dominated by Renault. Its rapid growth follows recent big transport contract wins. More from Penny Randall on +44 (0)1 582 479 619 or firstname.lastname@example.org Biodiesel vans from Nissan justauto.com reports that Nissan France has introduced biodiesel-powered versions of its Interstar and Primastar vans, for fleet customers. The same source says the firm also plans a Euro 4 pickup. More from www.just-auto.com Massif 4×4 at Amsterdam Iveco says it will use the Rai truck show at Amsterdam to launch its new Santana-derived 4×4 workhorse, the Massif. The new vehicle will be the centrepiece of the firm’s off-road vehicle display, which will also include the recently launched Daily 4×4. More from Nigel Emms on +44 (0)1 923 259 513 or email@example.com Diesel price hike Petrolprices.com was amongst those reporting that the retail diesel prices broke the £1 a litre mark on the back of oil prices at over $90 a barrel. The BBC website suggests that worries about military action between the Turkish army and Kurdish rebels may make matters worse. More from www.petrolprices.com FTA wants an essential user fuel rebate The spiralling price of oil on the world market, together with the Chancellor’s two pence a litre fuel tax hike earlier this month has pushed the price of diesel to record levels. The Freight Transport Association wants the UK government to cut industry’s transport costs by introducing an essential vehicle fuel rebate scheme as soon as possible. “We desperately need a system which separates the way we tax fuel for cars compared with fuel for commercial vehicles . says Geoff Dossetter, says, FTA’s director of external affairs. More from Geoff Dossetter on +44 (0)1 892 552 255 or firstname.lastname@example.org Transit range gets heavy Ford says it has expanded its Transit van range with “a raft of developments.” The changes include a new 4.6 tonne model and a new heavy duty version and a new, five cylinder and 3.2 litre, 200hp engine that develops 470 Nm torque. The firm says the aim is to help operators downsizing from 7.5 tonne trucks. Emergency services and municipal services as well as the construction and motor home industries benefit from higher gross vehicle weights. The front axle is uprated to 1,850 kg while the rear axle is now rated for 3,300. “The commercial vehicle market continues to evolve, and it’s important we continue to develop our range to meet customers’ changing needs,” said Steve Kimber, director, commercial vehicles, at Ford of Britain. The 4.6 tonne range is available in van, chassis and chassis double cabs with the six-speed 140hp or 200hp powertrains. More from Anne-Marie Chatterton on +44 (0)1 277 253 944 or email@example.com ATS Euromaster does a three-year deal with the AA ATS Euromaster has won three-year contract with the AA, taking over the supply and service of tyres for the firm’s roadside and recovery patrol fleet. The AA will switch its preferred tyre brand to Michelin, with ATS Euromaster fitting new rubber across the company’s fleet of around 2,500 patrol vans and 300 recovery trucks. The deal also means that all AA members can get a wide range of discounts, including 10% off tyres and up to 20% off other selected goods and services at any ATS Euromaster service centre, if they present their membership card when paying. AA members can also use a pre-bookable next day mobile tyre-fitting service, allowing them to have new tyres fitted at home or workplace for standard ATS Euromaster prices with a call-out charge of only £15. More from James Keeler on +44 (0)2 083 991 184 or firstname.lastname@example.org Where are all the engineersPublicTechnology.net reports that 90% of 14 and 15 year olds know little or nothing about careers in engineering and technology. These are the gloomy results of a study by Europe’s largest professional society for engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Engineering also fails to make the top ten career choices among the same age group; ranking behind hotel management. The top three are the law, teaching and professional sports, in that order. More from www.publictechnology.net New van from Vauxhall Vauxhall says its new Combo van model, the Expression comes with power steering, a 1.3 litre, 75 hp diesel and a five-speed gearbox. Prices start at £7,995, excluding VAT and the Como Expression offers 2.76m3 load volume and up to 613 kg payload. The sophisticated braking system includes ABS, Electronic Brake Assist with and an electronic brake distribution to more evenly distribute brake forces between wheels. Other goodies include remote central deadlocking, a driver’s airbag, stereo-radio, half-height steel bulkhead, pyrotechnic seatbelt pre-tensioners, pedal release system and overhead storage shelf and an electronically operated engine deadlock immobiliser. Options include single or twin side-loading doors, a tailgate with rear wash-wipe, load bay protector mat, restraint mesh and a versatile FlexCargo fold-flat passenger seat There is a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, 12 months’ roadside assistance and a six-year anti-perforation warranty More form Craig Cheetham on +44 (0)1 582 427 612 or email@example.com Scania fits Isotrak telematics for Asda Scania is fitting Isotrak telematics equipment as part of an ongoing contract to supply 200 fully finished tractor units for the Asda retail fleet. The firm will do the work at its factory in Zwolle, the Netherlands and the deal will eventualy include Asda’s entire 1,000 strong tractor unit fleet. Asda has commissioned Scania to install Isotrak’s track and trace unit, driver data terminal and communications microphone and speaker, as part of a package of special options, to aid the supermarket’s change to Isotrak’s Active Transport Management System (ATMS) announced in July 2007. “Asda is one of our largest customers and, when they approached us to install their Isotrak telematics components in the new vehicles, it made complete sense for us to do so,” said Tim Pugh, Scania’s business development director. More from Chris Love on +44 (0)1 908 210 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org Two-pedal Vivaro and Combo vans Vauxhall says it just added two new clutchless transmissions to its range. The Combo 1.3 CDTi Easytronic and Vivaro 2.0 CDTi Tecshift complement existing Vauxhall two-pedal transmissions; an automatic for the Astravan and a two-pedal Techshift for some Vivaro and Movano models. The firm says the Vivaro 2.0 CDTi six speed Tecshift is a key new model, offering customers a two-pedal transmission at a lower price than when it was only offered on 2.5-litre models. It is available as an £800 option on all 115hp Vivaros. The Combo Easytronic offers either a fully automatic mode, or a set-up where gears can be individually selected electronically. Offered as a standalone model, the Combo Easytronic costs from £10,665, excluding VAT. More form Craig Cheetham on +44 (0)1 582 427 612 or email@example.com Dispatches for Tower Hamlets Tower Hamlets Council just got its first nine CitroÃƒ«n Dispatch one tonne payload panel vans. The council’s environmental services team will use seven of them for pest control and specialist laundry services while the Council’s animal wardens will use the remaining two, fitted with roof-mounted and powered extractor fans, for rounding up stray dogs and cats. All the vans have been specially fitted with interior storage and washable interior linings by Colchester-based converter Fleetshield. CitroÃƒ«n dealer Evans Halshaw Mansfield did the business and Translinc will operate six-year, full maintenance, 15,000 miles-a-year contract agreements. More from Phil Reed on +44 (0)2 086 684 048 or firstname.lastname@example.org Mack helps Share the Road again Mack Trucks just said it will again will be a primary sponsor of the American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road program next year. Designed to improve the safety of America’s roadways by teaching car drivers how to safely drive around large trucks, Share the Road delivers life-saving messages to hundreds of US cities and reaches millions of motorists annually. The program uses a group of professional truck drivers with exemplary safety records as spokespeople. These drivers do safety demonstrations for local media, students, community leaders and highway users in cities around the country to deliver the program’s life-saving messages about potential blind spots, safe following distances, truck stopping distances and the like. 2008 will mark Mack’s eighth consecutive year as a Share the Road sponsor. More from John Walsh on +1 610 709 2560 or email@example.com Truck bodybuilding from Nissan justauto.com reports that Nissan Motor will open a truck body-building centre beside its factory at Avilla in Spain next summer. The new plant means that the Cabstar and Atleon buyers may expect high quality bodywork at shorter delivery times and lower cost, according to the manufacturer. The versions on offer will include dropside, tipper and box body models. Nissan expects to do 2,000 light truck bodies in the plant’s first full year, though none will come to the UK. More from www.just-auto.com Daimler’s world diesel. Transport Topics reports from the US that the Daimler Truck Group just unveiled its new, 14.8 litre diesel. This is first part of the firm’s five-year, $1.5bn plan to develop a single heavy-duty diesel engine range for its markets around the world. The new engine, shown at the Detroit Diesel factory, will replace Daimler, 20-year-old Series 60 models and is the first in a range that will include four models between 10.8 and 15.6 litres. Andreas Renschler, head of Daimler’s global commercial vehicle operations, called the new engine “the most significant development in the heavy-duty market in the millennium.” Freightliner boss Chris Patterson said full commercial production of the new “world-class engine” would begin late in the first quarter of 2008. More from www.ttnews.com Paccar wins more recognition Paccar has earned the distinction of being named a leading manufacturing company in Assembly magazine’s recently published “Assembly Top 50” world manufacturer rating. The firm, which owns the Daf, Kenworth and Peterbilt truck brands has made four straight years of double-digit revenue and net income growth. “This industry recognition is a wonderful reflection of the dedication and innovation of PACCAR employees worldwide,” said Mark C. Pigott, chairman and chief executive officer. The magazine (www.assemblymag.com) ranks the largest global publicly owned manufacturing firms by gross revenue and requires a significant portion of gross revenue to be derived from products designed or assembled in the United States. Paccar was ranked 38th based on worldwide revenue of $16.45 billion in 2006. More from Martin Hayes on +44 (0) 2 074 948 050 or firstname.lastname@example.org Swedish fork-lift firm falls to Nissan Nissan Motor Co says its just bought Swedish fork-lift truck maker Atlet AB. The firm, based in MÃƒ¶lnycke, has sales worth some Ã¢â€š¬182m and employs about 1,000 people including Keiji Ikeda, its new boss. More from www.nissan-global.com UK is GM’s biggest European van market Vauxhall says the UK is General Motor’s biggest market in Europe for commercial vehicles, with almost 40,000 new vans registered between January and September 2007. The GM plant at Luton is building more vans than ever before, with over 90,000 units forecast for 2007. This summer, the plant produced its 500,000th van since the introduction of the Vivaro in 2001. More form Craig Cheetham on +44 (0)1 582 427 612 or email@example.com FTA says O-Licence powers must not go to Vosa. The Freight Transport Association has rejected Department for Transport plans for a radical change in the structure of the Traffic Commissioner system that controls truck Operator Licences. The FTA says that the present system with a new statutory role for the Senior Traffic Commissioner would be preferable, together with the establishment of a separate bus industry regulator. ‘It would be entirely inappropriate and unacceptable for Vosa to be the primary enforcement agency, working at operational level in carrying out tests and roadside enforcement and also managing and taking decisions on the actual issue, renewal and legal management of Operator Licences,” said James Hookham, FTA policy director. “There can be no judicial system which allows one agency to act as both judge and jury on the one hand, and policeman on the other.” More from Geoff Dossetter on +44 (0)1 892 552 255 or firstname.lastname@example.org Handling equipment training partnership The United Kingdom Warehousing Association has done a deal with The Resources Group to offer material handling equipment training for its members. Courses include forklift truck, truck-mounted crane, overhead gantry crane, LGV licence acquisition and driver assessments. This means that, for the first time, UKWA – which is the leading trade association for the third party logistics sector – will be able to provide training throughout the UK to its members, at preferential prices. More from Lloyd Arkill on +44 (0)1 923 770 455 or email@example.com And finally New Scientist’s Feedback column reports that this month’s Good Housekeeping magazine has an advert for a new CircoSteam oven. It says: “Attention to detail means that Neff’s CircoSteam doesn’t have complicated functions – just simple one-touch controls, including 52 cooking programmes…” Reader Xavier Mooney suggests this statement contradicts itself and New Scientist agrees. More from www.newscientist.comClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
No one is above the rule of law no matter what their age. To those who call for the individual’s immediate release I ask should this individual by future action on her own or accompanied by others again be permitted to again encroach on a runway?“Are you prepared to give a free pass to those who so behave and, by so doing, place lives at risk and the law in disrepute?”Read: Gilmore: No problem with Sabina Higgins prison visit to Margaretta D’ArcyRead: Margaretta D’Arcy “in good spirits” in Limerick Prison THE JUSTICE MINISTER tonight said that it would “not be appropriate” to comment on the rights and wrongs of jailed 79-year-old anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy.Responding in the Dáil to a Topical Issues motion about D’Arcy, Shatter said that the only way D’Arcy could be released was if she signed a pledge to not enter restricted areas of Shannon Airport, something she has thus far declined to do.Deputies Eamon O’Cuiv, Mick Wallace, Clare Daly and Richard Boyd-Barrett all spoke on the motion, each calling on Shatter to intervene in the matter, particularly stressing D’Arcy’s battles with cancer and Parkinson’s.O’Cuiv said that D’Arcy’s detention in Limerick Prison “sends out the wrong signals”, while Daly, who appeared as a witness in D’Arcy’s trial, called it a “national scandal”.Boyd-Barrett and Wallace both urged Shatter to examine the use of Shannon Airport by the US military.Shatter said that the issue was not about an individual’s right to protest, rather about upholding the law.“I have to say that encroaching on an airport runway is a very serious and very dangerous act. It potentially places the lives of those who encroach at risk. It also puts the lives of the gardaí, airport workers and airplane passengers in danger. It is a highly irresponsible act and cannot be justified by adherence to any cause.”Shatter then took aim at his counterparts.
You’ll pay $12 to see a movie in theaters and $5 to rent a new movie at your local Blockbuster (well, fewer and fewer on the latter front, I suppose). How much would you pay to rent a movie fresh out of theaters, not quite ready for the DVD release? A number of major Hollywood studios are betting that the number is pretty high. Time Warner, Sony, Comcast and News Corp-owned studios are experimenting with new rental pricing–$30 a pop.The studios have christened the new pricing plan “premium VOD.” The main justification for the pricey entrance fee is the absurd amount of money is costs to actually watch a film in theaters. Now, granted, the aforementioned $12 is New York prices–the national average is apparently closer to $8. But let’s say you invite some friends over and make popcorn in your microwave. You may actually be getting off cheap at $30.At the very least, this is a sign that Hollywood is open and reasonably flexible when it comes to monetizing films in the future–and heck, it sure beats the MPAA’s standard policy of suing Internet users.The films will be available 60 days after their theatrical run ends. The studios don’t expect premium VOD to eat into box office, as the lion’s share of money comes from the first few weeks of a film’s release.
Une chaleur caniculaire s’abat sur l’est des Etats-UnisDepuis mercredi, une vague de chaleur sévit sur tous les États-Unis. Des records de températures ont été enregistrés alors que la canicule a déjà fait 22 victimes.L’été s’avère dévastateur aux Etats-Unis. Depuis mercredi, une vague de chaleur traverse le pays affichant des températures le plus souvent supérieure à 40 degrés Celsius. Il y a 3 jours, au centre du pays dans l’Iowa, les thermomètres sont ainsi montés jusqu’à 51°C. Depuis, la canicule traverse tout le pays et a atteint la côte est où elle a déjà 22 morts selon la presse américaine. À lire aussiCanicule : Comment se protéger efficacement contre la chaleur ?Jeudi, la météorologie nationale (NWS) a ainsi annoncé dans un communiqué des alertes en vigueur dans la plupart des territoires du centre et du nord-est des États-Unis. Le communiqué précise que l’indice humidex (mesure des effets combinés de la chaleur et de l’humidité relative de l’air) atteint un niveau dangereux en raison de la concomitance de températures élevées et d’une importante humidité. Vendredi, la vague de chaleur devait se prolonger dans une zone s’étendant entre le centre du pays et la côte atlantique avec des températures comprises entre 40°C et 46°C, rapporte romandie.com. Le New-York Times décrit l’ambiance très chaude de ces derniers jours : à Washington, les points d’eau étaient pris d’assaut telles des oasis et au Franklin park zoo de Boston où il faisait plus de 33 °C, les crèmes glacées étaient plus que jamais de rigueur pour les visiteurs et… aussi pour les gardiens.Le 22 juillet 2011 à 16:56 • Maxime Lambert
Cameroun : la population d’éléphants ne se reconstituera pas avant 50 ansDécimée par le braconnage, la population d’éléphants du parc national de Bouba Ndjidda, au nord du Cameroun, aura besoin de plus de cinquante ans pour se reconstituer. C’est ce qu’affirme le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux (Ifaw) alors que plus de 600 pachydermes pourraient avoir été abattus depuis le mois de janvier.La population d’éléphants du parc national camerounais de Bouba Ndjidda est décimée. En seulement trois mois, elle aurait été réduite de moitié par des braconniers de plus en plus organisés et armés. A la fin du mois de mars, les responsables du parc affirmaient qu’au moins 500 pachydermes avaient probablement été abattus. Les braconniers, eux, se targueraient d’en avoir tué plus de 650.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une hécatombe dont la population d’éléphants de la réserve mettra des décennies à se remettre. “Comme les braconniers se sont attaqués à des troupeaux entiers, abattant sans distinction des femelles et des jeunes, il faudra probablement plus de 50 ans à la population d’éléphants (de Bouba Ndjidda) pour qu’elle se reconstitue” explique Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, la directrice du Fonds international pour la protection des animaux (Ifaw) France, dans un communiqué.L’ONG déplore des pertes “irréversibles et dramatiques”, et affirme que plus de 300 cadavres de pachydermes ont à ce jour été localisées. Plusieurs zones du parc n’ont pas encore été explorées, laissant craindre que le chiffre annoncé par les braconniers soit exact. Alors que le parc abritait jusqu’au début de l’année environ mille éléphants, les chasseurs de pachydermes ont agi “demanièrecontinue durant dix semaines en raison de la réponse tardive du gouvernement et des autorités chargées de la protection de la faune”, s’insurge Céline Sissler-Bienve.Ce n’est que début mars que le gouvernement a réagi, suite à une campagne de pression menée par l’ONG. “En deux semaines, 600 soldats du Bataillon d’intervention rapide (BIR), un hélicoptère du BIR et 3 ULM de l’armée camerounaise ont été déployés pour arrêter les braconniers” rappelle l’IFAW.Le 3 avril 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambert
Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to complete a deal for Stoke City’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting before the transfer window closes on Friday, according to Daily Mail.The Cameroon international has been targeted by new PSG Thomas Tuchel, and the pair worked together when Tuchel was manager of German club Mainz.Stoke are keen to sell, as the player’s sale will provide considerable profit since he joined as a free agent last August after his contract with Bundesliga outfit Schalke ended.PSG want Choupo-Moting to rotate with Julian Draxler and believe they can convince him over the next few hours that he will have a role to play for Le Parisiens.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Choupo-Moting scored five times and provided five assists across his 32 appearances for Stoke last season but has yet to feature this campaign.Meanwhile, United States international Geoff Cameron is joining QPR on a season loan from Stoke with view to making the deal a permanent one.The Potters are currently in 17th place in the Championship having taken five points from as many games so far.
The national team manager believes his team has what it take to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in France.Phil Neville started working as England women national team manager in 2018.And he set his objectives very high, as he wants to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with the Lionesses this summer in France.“It’s probably going to be the most open World Cup in terms of who’s going to win it. And we’re preparing to make sure we have to be at our best,” Neville was quoted by Sports Illustrated.“I said on day one I want to win the World Cup. That wasn’t me being arrogant or big-headed, that was the challenge I set myself and for my group of players.”“At Canada 2015, we came third. So progression is to get to the final, progression is to become better than third,” he added.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“USA are the No. 1 favorites. You’ve got to say France are No. 2 because they’re the home nation.”“You can never rule out Germany – we played them in SheBelieves last year and they were physically a fantastic side,” he explained.“So we’ve got to be at our very best. But so too have USA, France, Germany.”“I went to an awful lot of games – I still do now, of course – and met a lot of people in the Women’s Super League (WSL), women’s football, the managers, players etc.”“But you’re judged on your results and I felt as if, the minute we beat France 4-1 in my first game, up until then people were waiting for me to fail,” he continued.“And then we beat France – with the style of football that we played – and all of a sudden, it had almost put it to bed. From then onwards it felt as if I could start relaxing a little bit and not have to prove to people every minute of every day that I’m going to know about women’s football.”
As part of a coalition of 17 agricultural stakeholders, ASA sent a letter to President Obama this week about new appointments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The Commission is undergoing a major transition; Commissioner Jill Sommers departed earlier this year and Commissioner Bart Chilton has announced his intention to step down. President Obama has nominated Tim Massad to serve as Chairman; current Chairman Gary Gensler’s term ends in January.“These departures create a unique opportunity to recast the Commission in this new era via the appointment of three new Commissioners,” the groups wrote. “As you consider nominees…we ask that at least one of the nominees have a genuine background and experience in agricultural commodity futures markets.”The groups concluded, “This is a critical time in the agency’s history as it further expands its mission into financial markets, but we cannot allow the core mission of regulating agricultural futures markets to suffer for it. We respectfully request that you, with the consent of the U.S. Senate, ensure we continue to have a representative as a Commissioner, to ensure our concerns related to these markets, which are so vital and integral to the entire agricultural industry, are heard and understood.”Click here to read the letter.
Ongole: State Bank of India Regional Manager (Ongole) V Krishna Mohan said that the unemployed youth should utilize the training services offered by the Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute (RUDSETI) to settle down comfortably in their lives and earn a decent income. He inaugurated the 30-day electrical motor rewinding and repair service program at the RUDSETI in the town on Friday. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us The RUDSETI, which was jointly established by the Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, and Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust will conduct the free training program in its premises in Ongole and offers free boarding and lodging to the candidates. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the RUDSETI director GS Murthy said that they were offering international standard training for the candidates along with personality development and soft skills coaching by providing tasty and home-made like food and accommodation. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us Krishna Mohan asked the youth to keep themselves at safe distance from the mobile phone and social media to achieve their goals in life. He advised them to visit SBI for loans after successful completion of the course. The secretary of SBI Employees Association, Srinivasa Rao praised the services being offered by the RUDSETI while P Krishna Murthy, chief manager, SBI, RBO Ongole advised the candidates to make better use of the RUDSETI services. The guest faculty Bharath, Edukondalu, RUDSETI faculty members Sudheer, Mahendra, Chandu and others also participated in the program.
X 00:00 /01:17 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen Andres Serrano’s Torture opening at Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston Saturday, June 3, 2017. (Photo by Michael Stravato)Artist Andres Serrano’s 1987 photograph of a crucifix submerged in urine ignited a firestorm of debate over freedom of speech. Serrano’s new exhibition “Torture,” which opened last Saturday at the Station Museum, features that famous photograph, but it focuses on the issue of state-sponsored torture. Station Museum assistant director Josh Poole says Serrano went to extremes to capture a sense of authenticity.“What you’re looking at is very realistic. If you see a look of pain on somebody’s face it’s because they’re in pain, they’re cramping up. Serrano definitely took on the role of the torturer in this body of work.”The large-scale photographs depict torture techniques like waterboarding and the infamous images of inmates at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The exhibition also features Serrano’s 2003 portrait of President Donald Trump, juxtaposed with a statement the President made in 2016.“It said ‘Don’t tell me torture doesn’t work. It works.’”Poole says the Station Museum is committed to supporting artists like Serrano, who challenge the boundaries of artistic expression.“The mission of the Station Museum is to uphold freedom of speech and freedom of expression, doing everything we can to represent the wonderful diverse culture that is Houston.”“Torture” will be on view through October 8.Below, see a slideshow of photos from the exhibition opening (photos by Michael Stravato).– / 13
Share Martin do Nascimento/KUTSisters Andrea and Claudia De La Vega stand in the yard of their home in Austin.As politicians in Washington try and figure out what to do with the DACA program — Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals — across the country, DACA recipients are working on their own plans … trying to stay in the country if Congress doesn’t act in time.Andrea De La Vega, 26, says she remembers when she first realized her immigration status could hold her back. In high school, she was the editor of the school newspaper, the lead attorney on the mock trial team. She was in the top 10 percent of her class, which all but guaranteed entry into the University of Texas Austin, one of her top schools, when she applied in 2009.But Andrea was born in Mexico and found out that she didn’t have a Social Security number, so she couldn’t apply for student loans or scholarships.She and her sister, Claudia De La Vega, 28, wound up attending Texas colleges that worked with students who don’t have documentation, but after graduation, they had no way to work.Martin do Nascimento/KUTClaudia De La Vega has her hair done the night before her wedding.So, when the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program opened up in 2012, she applied. Now, she’s among the nearly 800,000 young people who have work permits and protection from deportation under the Obama-era program.Unlike many other DACA recipients, Andrea and Claudia came to the United State with their parents legally.Their father, an architect, got a job in Texas, allowing him to get a work visa that covered the entire family.Once here, Andrea and Claudia’s parents started the process to get permanent residency — a process that took more than 20 years.By that time they became citizens, three of the four De La Vega kids had aged out of their parents’ protection and were left with no legal status — that status made getting a job nearly impossible.“I had no source of income,” Claudia says. She says she found ways to make ends meet, “Like selling stuff, going to the thrift store and reselling it on eBay,” she says. “Anything I could do, literally, to get some money.”Andrea faced a similar situation and was paid under the table while working at a restaurant. They had college degrees and career goals. But their immigration status prevented them from getting jobs they were qualified for – until DACA.“I got my DACA on Feb. 14 of 2014,” says Andrea. “I remember being like, ‘This is my Valentine.’ That’s how happy I was to get it.”Now Claudia is an architect, like her dad, and Andrea is an office manager for a psychiatrist.“As soon as I got it, I applied to jobs in Austin and immediately moved here because it’s always what I wanted to do,” says Andrea. “This thing was a ticket to start what I wanted to do.”Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTThe De La Vega family walks into the Austin courthouse where Claudia and Marc will marry.DACA allowed Claudia, who worked five years on an architecture degree, to get a job in her field designing custom homes for a firm in Austin.President Trump rescinded DACA in early September, giving Congress until March figure to out an alternative plan before protections start to phase out. Some Democrats in the Senate are working toward protecting DREAMers by including an update to the program — Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals — in the new spending bill.But the De La Vega sisters have had to figure out other plans, two very different paths forward. Andrea is eligible to renew her work permit for two more years — so that’s her immediate plan, but after that, it’s unknown.Claudia has a more permanent solution. She and her fiancé, Marc Jorge, who is a U.S. citizen, decided to move up their wedding. Once they’re married, Claudia can apply for a more permanent status.“If it would have been me, I would have been like – ‘Let’s wait, in the church, with our parents and the ceremony,’ ” Claudia says. “We have to do this the right way.” But he really wanted to move forward immediately, she says.Claudia and Marc have dated for three years, but have known each other since they were 15. “He’s helped me grow as a person so much,” she says. “He’s just the most genuine, kind-hearted person I’ve ever met.”Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTAndrea De La Vega watches as her sister Claudia gets married at the Austin courthouse.So Marc, Claudia, Andrea and their parents went to the courthouse in downtown Austin where they had a short ceremony with a judge. Andrea signed the marriage certificate as a witness. Marc and Claudia are now legally married … ahead of their big wedding in December.Claudia can bring the paperwork to get permanent residency like her parents and youngest brother. But she still worries about her other two siblings.“I feel so guilty about it,” Claudia says. “If I were in their shoes, I wouldn’t know what to do.”Andrea says she’s trying to stay hopeful. She wants Congress to address immigration reform so people like her can feel safe in the place they call home.“It’s very, very upsetting to feel like you don’t really have a place where you belong,” Andrea says. “I mean, you don’t really belong in Mexico – because most of us haven’t been there in years and years and years – and you don’t belong here because literally the government’s telling you that you don’t belong here.”Copyright 2017 KUT 90.5. To see more, visit KUT 90.5.
Stay on target James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News There is a TV show or movie for a million different comic characters right now. We got Cloak and Dagger this summer! We are living in a really great time to be a comic fan or honestly a fan of really compelling storytelling. It’s an absolute feast out there for graphic novel enthusiasts with the release of Infinity War.If you had told me as a kid I’d see Rocket Raccoon in a movie I would’ve lost my mind. Heck, if you had told me in college I’d see Bucky Barnes in a bunch of these movies I’d downright have you committed.The following is a list of characters I’d love to see in the live-action worlds their respective publishers have developed. Some of them have existed as animated versions, but these are the one that deserve real life breathed into them.ChantLet’s kick this list off with a lesser known Peter Parker girlfriend, Sophia Sanduval aka Chant. She also gets a nod for being created by one of my favorite writers, Paul Tobin. Look, I know everyone and their mom ships him with Mary Jane/Gwen Stacy and that’s cool and all. But what if he could have a partner who knew him in all his escapades. Not only does Chant get Spidey, she’s got power too. Yea, possibly the coolest power, well by my standards anyway. She can talk to animals! So how amazing would it be if she could be intel for Peter? Because who knows more about the city than the rats, pigeons, and roaches. She talks to them, tells our webby boy, and he saves the day. You can seamlessly slide her into the Sony/MCU Spiderverse for Homecoming 2. Obviously, she’d be a biology/zoology wiz at Midtown School of Science and Technology. Call me Marvel. I’ve got the script half written.Roxanne SuttonBatman Adventures Annual Vol 1 (W: Paul Dini, A: Bruce Timm)Ok, some of these will have existed briefly in cartoon series often with very minimal roles. Ms. Sutton aka Roxy Rocket is one of them. I loved her in the animated Batman series as a kid. Pretty sure I had an action figure too. Now that Gotham is pretty established with four seasons why not bring in a character with a little levity? You could pair her with the Penguin like the old series, or you could let her mix it up with Selina Kyle since they both share talent in acrobatics. I’d rather see them as pals with low-level hijinks than adversaries like in the DC Animated Universe. Making Roxy a little younger within this world would be nice as well. We could get a real sense of how all that audacious spirit developed.Pizza Dog & Kate BishopHawkeye #6 (W: Kelly Thompson, A: Michael Walsh)Probably my most obvious choice for anyone who knows me. But how do we get the loyal, loving, and all wonderful fur-buddy of the Hawks into these worlds? This actually requires another entry, Kate Bishop. It keeps looking like our arrow shooting man Clint Barton is all but done in the MCU. Just stay retired! We know he’ll be around for Avengers 4 so what better time to ring in the next phase than with a new Hawkeye. Kate has an affinity for the old man but is also an awesome dog mom. It’s really her time to shine. We need more badass ladies in the Avengers proper. And sweet doggie sidekicks too.Alexandra CabotJosie and the Pussycats animated seriesThe flashy and sassy twin sister of Alexander Cabot (Josie and the Pussycats’ manager) would fit perfectly into the Riverdale universe. As she always poised herself as the brains of any and all operations, I’d actually make that true. Bring her in as a big wig music executive from the city. And in classic Alexandra fashion, she’d waste no time in pitting Josie and Archie against each other for a killer contract with her label. Plus it’d be pretty fantastic to see a modern version of her with the funky hair invade “quiet” Riverdale. Sebastian (her cat) can come too.*Yelena BelovaInhumans Vol. 2 #5 (W: Paul Jenkins, A: Jae Lee)If this Black Widow movie happens, dear Grodd I hope it does, let’s really get into the Widow program history. Agent Carter grazes it with Dottie Underwood, but I’d love to see Widow II make an appearance. If the Inhumans had any legs to continue I’d say throw her into that since she made her debut among them. But since that’s a lifeless canceled mess, I’m aiming my espionage heart and hopes a little higher. It’d be interesting to use her more as a comrade than an adversary. I really like the idea of them working beside each other than like when Natalia steals her identity…and her face. This is on here with an asterisk because it’s a possibility that our MCU Tash-Tash has already done this. She’s living as Yalena, blonde hair and all. Nothing has been confirmed.The Howling CommandosNick Fury’s Howling Commandos #1 (W: Keith Giffen, P: Eduardo Francisco, I: Kris Justice, Terry Pallot, Robert Campanella)“But Sheilah, we’ve already seen them in The First Avenger.” Right. But what if I told you there’s a whole other insane 2.0 version. I’m specifically talking about 2005’s Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos. What’s cool about this crew is that it’s basically of Universal Monsters rendition of S.H.E.I.L.D. Sprinkle one or two of the characters into one of the upcoming films. Clay Quartermain would be a nice option as the defacto leader. And I think it should be Agent Ross’ Howling Commandos. It’s his time to be one of these real handler types like Fury and Colson. And hey, if you can have a giant purple jerk destroying the universe why can’t we have a half-vampire half-werewolf on the big screen too!? Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Many times, the answer is yes. There was a person — or many people — who spotted a looming crisis and tried to warn those in power. So why didn’t the warnings lead to action? After a disaster happens, we want to know, could something have been done to avoid it? Did anyone see this coming? This week on Hidden Brain, we look into the psychology of warnings. Plus, we’ll learn why ordinary people can sometimes do a better job of predicting the future than the so-called experts. They’re the subject of the book Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, co-authored by psychologist Phil Tetlock and journalist Dan Gardner. Read the whole story: NPR
Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has urged citizens to take part in the rallies to create awareness against dengue, scheduled to be held on Saturday.KMC officials requested the residents of all the wards through public address system to participate in the rally. There will be 144 rallies, one in each ward, while the central rally will be taken out from KMC headquarters on S N Banerjee Road. The ward councillors will lead the processions that will be taken out in the wards, while Mayor Firhad Hakim will lead the central rally. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAbout 5,000 people are expected to join the central rally. KMC has invited Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay and ministers including Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, Sadhan Pandey and Shashi Panja to attend the procession. Celebrities representing the cultural world and former Olympians, along with representatives of 13 NGOs have been invited to attend the central rally. The rally will move along Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Lenin Sarani, Wellington Square and will end at KMC headquarters via S N Banerjee Road. There will be colourful posters and festoons to create awareness against dengue. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseCivic officials said that because of anti-larvae drives throughout the year and sustained campaigns, the number of dengue cases has been reduced to one-third. Drives are conducted throughout the year where civic officials and employees visit every construction site, institutional building, residential quarter and state-run college, university and hospital. KMC has decided to launch the drive in three phases in 2019. The first phase will start from January and will continue till June. Between July and October, need-based drives will be carried out and follow-up drives will be held in November and December. KMC has identified 18 vulnerable wards where stress will be given. KMC teams will visit the houses where people who had suffered from dengue in 2018 are staying and special drives will be carried out in those areas.
Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — A man has died after being hit by a car along the highway north of Puerto Aventuras.The man, who was reported to be an area ranch worker, was apparently walking on the shoulder of highway in front of Delphinus when he was hit by a vehicle. He died instantly.Reports say the vehicle that hit the pedestrian fled the scene. The accident was called into Emergency 911 at around 8:20 p.m.Personnel from the State Attorney General’s Office and the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) arrived to remove the body.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
News | Flat Panel Displays | June 18, 2019 Double Black Imaging Announces Expanded Display Line and Ergonomic Workstation Solutions Double Black Imaging (DBI) and their Image Systems Division are releasing their new clinical and diagnostic display… read more Sponsored Content | Videos | Flat Panel Displays | December 25, 2018 VIDEO: 50 Years of Innovative Visual Technology EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display s read more Related Content Technology | Flat Panel Displays | December 06, 2018 USEI Introduces Windows-Based iPad Medical Imaging Viewing Solution at RSNA 2018 U.S. Electronics Inc. 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EIZO GmbH, Display Technologies expanded its portfolio of medical surgical monitors by announcing the RadiForce LX470W, a 2 megapixel widescreen monitor.The RadiForce LX470W features a 1920 × 1080 native resolution, 47 inch screen, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 700 cd/m² brightness, and 178° viewing angles. The monitor is ideally suited for displaying DICOM X-rays or serving as a repeater monitor in surgical or endoscopic use. In addition to its versatility in the operating room, the monitor can be used for viewing images in conference and training rooms.As with all EIZO medical monitors, the RadiForce LX470W comes precalibrated from the factory. Five integrated and calibrated look up tables (LUTs) make it possible to store gamma settings in the monitor, thus allowing the use of standard graphics cards. In all five LUTs, the medical procedure-based calibrated data is initially stored at a high resolution and, together with a wide range of possible input and output signals, allows the monitor to be used under the most varied environmental conditions.The simultaneous display of different picture sources as Picture-in-Picture (PiP) or Picture-and-Picture (PaP) using the widescreen format provides flexible viewing of both live video or archived images anywhere reference pictures are required. The high quality RadiForce LX470W is specifically designed for 24-hour operation. The monitor’s waterproof front panel and fanless functional design provide for easy cleaning and disinfection, as well as use in a sterile hospital environment.In the field, the monitors can be adjusted and calibrated to comply with standards such as CIE and DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) using the SMfit Total Care calibration and settings tool bundled with the monitor. The RadiForce LX470W also features fully automated brightness stability thanks to EIZO’s Internal Stability System (ISS).For customer assurance, the RadiForce LX470W complies with stringent medical, safety, and EMC emission standards. In addition, EIZO’s quality management system for medical devices is ISO 13485 certified.AvailabilityMass production of the RadiForce LX470W is scheduled for quarter one of 2010. Availability varies by country so please contact the EIZO subsidiary or distributor in your country for details. 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