TORONTO – The parent company of Tim Hortons says it has reached an agreement with the head of an unsanctioned franchisee group who had his four restaurants seized after he allegedly leaked sensitive corporate news to the media.“Both parties have agreed that Mr. (David) Hughes has left the Tim Hortons business and an agreement was reached that is satisfactory to both parties,” said Restaurant Brands International Inc. spokeswoman Jane Almeida.She declined to provide financial details, citing a confidentiality agreement.Hughes couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.The agreement means Hughes won’t seek a court injunction to get back the restaurants back.As president of the Great White North Franchisee Association, Hughes was a thorn in Restaurant Brand International’s side since its inception more than a year ago.However, he had denied the company’s allegation that he acted as an anonymous source and claimed the company was attempting to intimidate franchisees.Almeida has previously said that the company’s move had nothing to do with Hughes’s position with the association.The association confirmed Thursday that Mark Walker has been selected to replace Hughes. The group’s bylaws don’t allow someone to remain president if he owns zero stores.The four locations in Lethbridge, Alta., were put under corporate management on Sept. 2 until the company selects a new franchisee to run them.Companies in this story:(TSX:QSR)
A Sri Lankan woman in the UK has been accused of blackmailing her former boss, a Sri Lankan man, after he broke off their affair.The Daily Mail reported that the scorned secretary blackmailed her former boss after he broke off their affair by demanding £200,000 to drop a false rape claim she made against him. Married Dilrushi Mendis, 40, from Cricklewood, north west London, sought revenge on wealthy businessman Nihal Seneviratne by accusing him of rape after he ended their affair and sacked her. Mr King said: ‘She did not take it well. She pestered him with phone calls and he felt she had somehow gained access to his email account because she knew about his restaurant plans on Valentine’s.’The court heard Mendis turned up near his house demanding to be seen when he was at home with his wife and daughter on Valentine’s Day last year, and also sent sexually explicit ‘revenge porn’ images to his friends and family.Mr King told the court: ‘In February 2014, she telephoned Mr Seneviratne, who was at home with his family, saying she was outside and demanded to be seen. ‘He met her around the corner and agreed to see her the next day, but broke the date and Mendis phoned him hundreds of times.‘She sent him a text which read: ‘If you do not come and see me I’ll do something terrible to you.’‘She asked Mr Seneviratne, knowing he was a wealthy man, for £40,000 to £50,000 to open a hair salon.’The following month, Mendis invited him to stay at her apartment and Mr Seneviratne turned up with a mutual friend.He claims they slept in separate rooms but Mendis reported to the police that the men arrived with alcohol and she had two or three drinks before Mr Seneviratne entered her room and raped her, the court heard.Mr Seneviratne was visiting Sri Lanka when he learned of her allegation and the same mutual friend acted as a go-between, communicating Mendis would drop the case for £200,000.However, Mr Seneviratne refused to be blackmailed and was arrested on June 16, 2014 when he returned to Britain.‘She was not paid during her employment by this wealthy and successful businessman and was on benefits,’ said Miss Nerida Harford-Bell, defending.‘He did lead her to believe he would leave his wife and then live with her in Sri Lanka. That was a foolish dream.‘It was a demand for money so that she could be free.‘He had made threats to her family that he would make their lives difficult in Sri Lanka and Mrs Mendis was told she was: ‘One of many women in his life’ and was a ‘prostitute’.’Mendis pleaded guilty to one count of blackmail when she appeared in court on Friday.Sentencing her, Judge Peter Clarke QC said: ‘I pass a sentence on the basis you have used the criminal justice system to attempt to get a large sum of money from your ex-lover.‘There was obviously some bad blood between you and you demanded £200,000 and it was linked to a rape allegation that would be withdrawn.‘There were matters where you were wronged and part of your motive was impure, it was revenge on a man you felt had betrayed you.’As well as the suspended sentence, he also ordered Mendis to complete 80 hours community service work. Mr Seneviratne, who always denied the claim, was arrested and spent three months on police bail until he was eventually told that no charges would be brought against him.Mendis has now been handed an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to blackmail at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday. The Sri Lankan mother-of-one claimed she was raped by Mr Seneviratne after inviting him for an overnight stay at her home, and demanded £200,000 in return for ‘dropping a case’ against him. However, in September 2013, Mr Seneviratne ended her employment and the relationship after learning that her husband was moving to the UK from Sri Lanka. She was also originally charged with perverting the course of justice by making a malicious allegation of sexual assault, but this charge was dropped by the prosecution.The court heard how Mendis began working for Mr Seneviratne in a secretarial position in 2008 and, despite both being married, the pair began a sexual relationship.Prosecutor Adam King told the court: ‘They were both married, but an on-off sexual relationship began and he helped her financially.’ read more
Video of press conference Mr. Annan told a press conference following talks in New York with members of the Iraqi Governing Council and representatives of the United States-led Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) the UN was going to be active in recovery, reconstruction, humanitarian and human rights activities in Iraq. But on a possible UN role prior to the return of Iraqi sovereignty at the end of June, “we have agreed that further discussions should take place at the technical level, which would be focused on the most immediate electoral and security issues,” Mr. Annan said after his meeting at UN Headquarters with an Iraqi delegation led by current President Adnan Pachachi, and the CPA, led by the senior US Administrator, L. Paul Bremer. [Speaking at a separate press conference, Governing Council member Abdel Aziz Al-Hakim said Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who has called for direct elections, would like a technical committee to examine the holding of elections in Iraq.]“On the basis of those discussions, I will be in a better position to take decisions about what the UN can do to help, particularly regarding the possible dispatch of a mission to Iraq to advise on elections,” he added, referring to a request today by both delegations that the UN quickly send a team to Iraq to make recommendations on the feasibility of elections within the next few months and what alternatives might be possible. “I think we all agree that elections are going to be necessary; indeed, there is provision for two sets of elections in 2005. The issue now is whether the technical, political or security conditions exist for general direct elections to take place as early as May this year,” he said. In his summary as chairman of the talks, Mr. Annan reiterated that the UN’s objective was to help the Iraqi people. “We would like to see as broad a consensus as possible develop among Iraqis on what needs to be done to bring about an Iraq at peace with itself and with its neighbours – and on the role that the UN can play in this,” he said. The Secretary-General, who proposed the meeting last month, said the aim of today’s talks was to hear “the assessment of the Governing Council on how the process in Iraq was evolving and what Iraq expects of the UN by way of assistance.” He noted that the discussions covered a wide spectrum of issues, including the transitional political process, humanitarian relief, security and the recovery and reconstruction of Iraq. “For my part, I would want the UN to concentrate on areas where we have a clear comparative advantage, and which all Iraqis consider vital,” he said, pointing out that further discussions were needed to clarify exactly what the UN can best do to help. Other subjects discussed included the process of drafting and finalizing the fundamental law, the future appointment of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, and the question of security agreements to be concluded between the Governing Council and the CPA. “Obviously, the scope for operational UN activities inside Iraq will continue to be constrained by the security situation for some time to come,” added Mr. Annan, who withdrew UN staff in the weeks after the August bombing of its headquarters in Baghdad, which killed 22 people, including top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello. He noted that the CPA and the Governing Council both offered to provide full security for UN international personnel in Iraq. “In my view, this meeting has been an important opportunity for all of us to get a clearer understanding of each other’s positions,” he said. “I believe we did that. We would all agree that it was a very frank and open exchange of views, which we all aim to continue and broaden in the near future.”Responding to reporters’ questions, the Secretary-General said that he had previously indicated that he did not believe there was enough time between now and May to hold elections, “but the team will go down and look into that further and report to me.”Asked about the effect Sunday’s bombing in front of CPA headquarters in Baghdad would have on the UN’s return, Mr. Annan said that event “was not reassuring.” But security was part of this morning’s discussion, he noted, and both the CPA and the Governing Council have some ideas about how they can provide protection for UN staff “and believe they can do it and we are going to study that.”As for a timetable for the UN’s return to Iraq, the Secretary-General said depended “very much” on a security assessment team’s report “and what we agree to do in the immediate phase” before the return of Iraqi sovereignty.“If I were to send in a team following the discussions that we are going to have, depending on the nature of the work or assignments we decide to take on, it may require some UN presence before 30 June,” he said. “And even if we are going to become operationally much more active after the establishment of the provisional government, we need to start planning now…It would be a gradual build-up; I don’t see a massive return of the UN until the security situation improves a bit.” read more
This continues an initiative begun at the Millennium Summit in 2000 that has since become an annual event for treaties for which the Secretary-General is depositary during the opening of each General Assembly.More heads of State or government are expected to participate in this year’s Summit than at any previous international meeting ever, and expectations for such a high level of participation extend to the treaty event as well.“Ours is an age of unprecedented interconnectedness,” Mr. Annan wrote in his letter to heads of State and government inviting them to participate in the event. “The destinies of peoples around the world and the threats they face are interwoven.” The treaties selected this year, rather than focus on any specific aspect of international law as has been the case in the past, reflect what the Secretary-General calls “the central challenge for the twenty-first century – to fashion a new and broader understanding … of what collective security means.” They span a broad range of issues, also including penal matters, organized crime and corruption, the law of the sea, disarmament and health. At this year’s event, the recently adopted International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism will be opened for signature. The UN Convention Against Corruption, which was adopted in 2003, is expected to enter into force during the event while the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (IIC) approaches its 100th ratification or accession. read more
Speaking at a meeting organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) which represents lawmakers from over 170 countries, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva declared nutritional improvements to be a collaborative mission uniting international stakeholders and their counterparts in government. “Improving nutrition requires a collective effort,” Mr. Graziano da Silva told the gathered delegates. “It requires well-designed laws that improve food systems, ensure healthy diets and strengthen school meals.” “It also requires adequate public budgets and it calls for strong legal frameworks that consolidate advances and allow us to press ahead,” he continued. The IPU meeting, also held in Rome, comes just one day before the UN agriculture agency opens the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) aimed at proposing “a flexible policy framework to address today’s major nutrition challenges and identify priorities for enhanced international cooperation on nutrition,” according to the ICN2 website. The conference will bring together senior national policymakers from agriculture, health and other relevant ministries and agencies, with leaders of UN agencies and other intergovernmental organizations and civil society, including non-governmental organizations, researchers, the private sector and consumers.More than 90 ministers and hundreds of government officials are expected to attend and review progress made towards improving nutrition since 1992, reflect on nutrition problems that remain, as well as on the new challenges and opportunities for improving nutrition presented by changes in the global economy, in food systems, by advances in science and technology, and identify policy options for improving nutrition. Yesterday, Mr. Graziano da Silva addressed a gathering of some 200 members of civil society organizations who are also in Rome gearing up for the Conference. “Civil-society organizations are key players in this week’s global nutrition conference, as they are tasked with making sure political promises are kept,” he said, adding: “Your role includes giving voices to the hungry, pushing governments and other stakeholders forward and demanding results and accountability.” read more
MICROSOFT IS RETOOLING the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales.The tune up announced today won’t be released to consumers and businesses until later this year. The changes, part of a software package given the codename “Blue,” are a tacit acknowledgment of the shortcomings in Windows 8, a radical overhaul of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system.With the makeover it released last October, Microsoft hoped to play a more prominent role in the growing mobile device market while still maintaining its dominance in PCs.PC salesBut Windows 8′s design, which emphasizes interactive tiles and touch controls, seems to have befuddled as many people as it has impressed. One leading research firm, International Data Corporation, says Windows 8 contributed to a 14 per cent decline in worldwide PC sales during the first three months of the year – the biggest year-over-year drop ever.Meanwhile, sales of smartphones and tablet computers are booming. The biggest beneficiaries have been Apple, the maker of the iPhone and iPad, and Samsung Electronics, which sells the most devices running on Google’s Android software. Google is also benefiting from Android’s popularity through increased traffic to its services, creating more opportunities for the company to display ads.PC makersBy contrast, leading PC makers such as Hewlett-Packard and Dell, which primarily sell Windows-powered machines, have been mired in a financial funk that has battered their stocks and raised questions about their futures.Despite the troubling signs, Microsoft insists it’s pleased with Windows 8′s performance.The company, which is based in Redmond, Washington, says more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold so far, up from about 60 million licenses in January. The licensing volume “is in the same general ballpark,” as Microsoft’s previous operating system – Windows 7 – at a similar juncture of its sales cycle, according to Tami Reller, who serves as the marketing and financial chief for Microsoft’s Windows business.In an interview, Reller said Microsoft still realized changes need to be made to make Windows 8 easier to navigate and capable of taking full advantage of technology improvements that have come out since October.‘There is a learning curve’“Are there things that we can do to improve the experience? Absolutely,” Reller said “There is a learning curve (to Windows 8) and we can work to address that.”For now, Microsoft isn’t saying what kind of changes will be introduced with the release of Blue, which the company plans to anoint with a different name when the update is available. Microsoft also isn’t saying whether it will charge existing owners of Windows 8 devices to get the fixes in Blue. The company plans to release Blue in time for the holiday season.More details in JuneReller said more details about Blue will be released before Microsoft holds a developers conference in San Francisco in late June. Some of Blue’s features are expected to be previewed at that conference.If Blue is meant to make people more comfortable, the changes may incorporate more of the elements from earlier versions of Windows.A common complaint has centered on the lack of a “start” button in the Windows 8 menu.Other critics have pined for an option that would allow the system to begin in a desktop mode suited for running applications designed for earlier versions of the operating system. Windows 8 currently starts off showing a mosaic of interactive tiles tailored for swiping through programs with a finger instead of using a computer mouse.Blue also might make it easier to find a set of controls — known as “charms” in Windows 8′s parlance — that currently must be pulled out from the right side of a display screen.Besides responding to customer feedback, Blue also will improve Windows 8′s ability to work on smaller tablets with 7- and 8-inch display screens, Reller said.She declined to say whether Microsoft intends to make smaller version of its own Surface tablets. In a conference call with analysts last month, Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein said the company was working with other manufacturers to make smaller tablets.One thing that Blue won’t fix: the relatively small selection of mobile applications tailored for Windows 8. Reller said the Windows 8 store now has more than 60,000 apps.By contrast, there are more than 800,000 apps available for Apple’s mobile’s devices and nearly that many for Android devices, too. In one of the most glaring omissions on Windows 8, Facebook Inc. still hasn’t designed an app to make its online social network more accessible on that system. Facebook has about 750 million mobile users.Microsoft’s decision to tweak Windows 8 so soon after it went on sale may reinforce perceptions that the product is a flop.Reller is trying to frame the changes as evidence that Microsoft is becoming more agile and nimble as it responds to a rapidly evolving technology market. Smartphones and tablet computers have been at the epicenter of the upheaval, diminishing the demand for PCs as more people and businesses opt for the convenience of increasingly powerful mobile devices.Dramatic redesignThe mobile computing movement is the main reason that Microsoft made the most dramatic redesign of its Windows operating system since 1995. Given how different that Windows 8 is from its predecessors, Reller said Microsoft always knew it might have to make some adjustments less than a year after the software came out.“It had to be a very big change to take advantage of the mobile opportunity,” she said.Analysts say one reason Windows 8 got off to a slow start is because there weren’t enough devices designed to take advantage of the system’s touch-screen features. But that is about to change as HP, Dell and other PC makers prepare to roll out a wide variety of laptops and tablets with displays that respond to touch. More than 2,400 devices have now been certified to run on Windows 8, up from 2,000 in January, Reller said.Most of the touch-screen laptops will sell at prices $50 to $250 below the first wave of comparable machines running on Windows 8, reductions that Microsoft hopes will prod more people to check out the system.“As we look at Windows 8, it’s important to remember a lot of its full potential won’t be realized until there are more touch devices on the market,” Reller said.Read: Average employee spends 56 minutes of working day on social media sites > read more
Rumeurs sur le Macbook Pro 15 poucesSi tout est à prendre avec des pincettes, les caractéristiques techniques du futur Macbook Pro à l’écran 15 pouces ont été révélées.La gamme Macbook Pro va bientôt être agrémentée d’une nouvelle version de l’ordinateur à l’écran 15 pouces. Mais comme souvent chez Apple, le plus grand secret règne et seules les rumeurs nous donnent une idée de ce que sera la bête. Le site 9To5Mac a ainsi dévoilé les caractéristiques de ce Macbook Pro 15 pouces assez impressionnantes. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Il posséderait un processeur QuadCore i7 à 2,6 Hz (“turboboostable” à 3,6 GHz) et 16 Gb de RAM DD3 1600 MHz, soit le double de ce que l’on trouve aujourd’hui au maximum. L’écran serait bien un Retina avec une résolution de 2560 x 1600 pixels. Il est alimenté par un carte graphique Radeon HD 7770M avec 2 Gb de VRAM GDDR5 et un chipset Intel HD 4000. Il s’annonce aussi plus fin (0,74 pouce contre 0,95 pouce), plus léger (2,1 kg contre 2,5 kg) que la version actuelle et embarquera l’USB3 et le Thunderbolt. Selon cette même rumeur, son prix tournerait autour des 3.000 dollars (soit un peu moins de 2.400 euros).Le 7 juin 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambert read more
If you were standing on the surface of Venus today, you’d be dead thanks to the toxic atmosphere and extremely high temperatures. But a few billion years ago, you might have been just fine, according to a new climate analysis from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). You may even have been a little chilly. Present-day Venus has a crushing carbon dioxide atmosphere 90 times thicker than Earth’s with clouds of sulfuric acid and a surface temperature of 864 degrees Fahrenheit (462 degrees Celsius). In short, it’s pretty bad for life as we know it. Even our most robust landers have only survived a short time on Venus. Scientists have long suspected that Venus started with very similar components as Earth, but its development simply took a different path. Using the same climate models created to track global warming on Earth, scientists have extrapolated what Venus might have been like a few billion years ago.Based on topographical data, Venus probably had a shallow sea covering much of its surface in the past. It still had more dry land than Earth, though. That would have limited the amount of water evaporation from Sun exposure, and thus the greenhouse effect from water vapor. The Sun was also about 30% less bright two billion years ago. The GISS analysis takes into account Venus’ slow rotation, too. A single day on Venus is equal to 117 Earth days. Each spot is exposed to sunlight for two months at a time, which would have led to a thick layer of clouds and rain on ancient Venus. This also served to reduce solar heating on the surface. The result was an average temperature several degrees cooler than Earth today. However, Venus was not stable in this state. When the sun increased in brightness, this tenuous balance was lost as harsh ultraviolet radiation broke water molecules in the atmosphere apart. Hydrogen was lost to space and carbon dioxide built up. A runaway greenhouse effect took hold and Venus became in uninhabitable hellscape we know today. These findings could help inform future NASA missions like the James Webb Space Telescope, which will search for exoplanets that may have things in common with ancient Venus. read more
thats what I’ve been saying. They can set their personal record but there was no way they where going to set the Stadium record. TheCyberZon brantford April 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm *Nelson Muntz laugh* HAW HAW! George Strait still out sold them.So did the Dallas Cowboys’ 1st home game and the 2010 NBA All Star game (current AT&T Stadium record holder) by several thousand. Even SuperBowl 45 beat out WWE with much less seating space. Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Pinterest Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte April 4, 2016 at 3:44 am Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Comments are closed. 2 COMMENTS WWE issued the following late Sunday night.WRESTLEMANIA SETS ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE RECORDDALLAS, TEXAS – April 3, 2016 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) announced tonight that WrestleMania 32 set a new attendance record of 101,763, as fans from all 50 states and 35 countries converged on AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The previous WWE attendance record was at WrestleMania 3 in 1987, where 93,173 fans filled the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit.WrestleMania 32 also became the highest grossing live event in WWE history as the annual pop-culture extravaganza grossed $17.3 million. Last year’s WrestleMania 31 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California previously held WWE’s record for gross revenue at $12.6 million.“On behalf of the Dallas Cowboys organization, we congratulate WWE on their historic achievement,” said Dallas Cowboys Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson. “WrestleMania was an incredible spectacle like none other, and we look forward to hosting it again at AT&T Stadium.”“We are thrilled that we made history tonight at WrestleMania, further cementing its place as one of the top sports and entertainment events in the world,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. “We thank our fans, the Dallas Cowboys and the entire Jones family for their overwhelming support.”WrestleMania 33 takes place on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Ticket information will be announced later this year.Top Ten All-Time Attendance Records at WrestleMania:1. 101,763: WrestleMania 32, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX, April 3, 20162. 93,173: WrestleMania 3, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, March 29, 19873. 80,676: WrestleMania 29, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, April 7, 20134. 80,103: WrestleMania 23, Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, April 1, 20075. 78,363: WrestleMania 28, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida, April 1, 20126. 76,976: WrestleMania 31, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California, March 29, 20157. 75,167: WrestleMania 30, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, April 6, 20148. 74,635: WrestleMania 24, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida, March 30, 20089. 72,744: WrestleMania 25, Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas, April 5, 200910. 72,219: WrestleMania 26, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, March 28, 2010 read more
No sheen has been observed on the water. According to the report. there have been no reported impacts to the operation of the pipeline itself. The DEC wrote an in the statement that the official cause is under investigation, but preliminary reports indicate, “crude was leaking from the end caps of two (of four) loading arms into containment. No tankers were loading at the time.” The oil terminal is operated by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, and the spill was reported at Berth 5. According to a situation report released Sunday afternoon, the spill was discovered during rounds on Saturday. According to the report, the spill is estimated at less than 200 gallons, but the exact amount of Alaska North Slope crude spilled is unknown. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reported an oil spill over the weekend at the Valdez Marine Terminal. read more
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The city of Playa del Carmen says that the latest sink hole found along a central beach is likely a natural hole, not a failed sewage drain.Through a press release, Solidaridad City Council announced that several agencies including the Directorates of Environment and Climate Change, ZOFEMAT and Civil Protection have analyzed the sink hole and taken water samples.The Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Orquídea Trejo Buendía, said “No foul odors were detected that allow us to say that it is black water, however, the most important thing at this point is the protection of the area to avoid accidents.”Sinkhole on Playa del Carmen beach Photo: CancunmioThe hole, which is located directly on the beach at the end of 10th Avenue, has a 3-meter diameter and is about 2.5 meters deep. The hole has been cordoned off by Civil Protection and Public Security, however, the city says they are still waiting for the results of the water sample to officially rule out a failed sewage drain.The city says that due to Playa del Carmen soil conditions, it is common for sinkholes to occur. One of the largest area sinkholes was along the Playa del Carmen-Cancun federal highway in August of 2015 when a massive sinkhole caused the collapse of a section of roadway.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) read more
Share Tweet Submit It’s time for some summer savings, Xbox owners! Microsoft has kicked off their annual Ultimate Game Sale, which offers discounts on over 700 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles. Games are up to 65 percent off, with additional savings for Xbox Live Gold members. There no way I could list all the deals here, but here are 50 choice bargains you might be interested in!Note: The first number is the regular deal, the second is the Xbox Live Gold discount. The prices listed include the Xbox Live discount. Agents of Mayhem – $7.50 (67% / 75%)Assassin’s Creed Origins – $30 (40% / 50%)Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection – $21 (50% / 60%)Batman: The Enemy Within – The Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) – $14.99 (30% / 40%)Battlefield 4 Premium Edition – $12 (70% / 80%)BioShock: The Collection – $19.80 (60% / 67%)Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – $19.80 (60% / 67%)Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition – $14.85 (60% / 67%)Burnout Paradise Remastered – $20 (40% / 50%)Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition – $30 (40% / 50%)Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – $23.99 (30% / 40%)Call of Duty: WWII – Gold Edition – 25% / 35%Cities: Skylines – Premium Edition – $35 (40% / 50%)Conan Exiles – $30 (30% / 40%)Cuphead – $15.99 (20% / 20%)Dark Souls III – $15 (67% / 75%)Dead Rising 4 – $23.99 (30% / 40%)Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – $6 (70% / 80%)Diablo III: Eternal Collection – $30 (40% / 50%)DOOM + Wolfenstein II Bundle – $26.40 (60% / 67%)Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year Edition – $13.20 (60% / 67%)Dragon Ball FighterZ – $41.99 (20% / 30%)Dying Light – $13.99 (20% / 30%)Dying Light: The Following – $17.99 (30% / 40%)Fallout 4 – $15 (40% / 50%)Far Cry 5 – $40.19 (25% / 33%)For Honor Gold Edition – $25 (67% / 75%)Forza Motorsport 7 – $29.99 (50% / 50%)Gears of War 4 – $20 (50% / 50%)Ghost Recon Wildlands – $19.80 (60% / 67%)Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – $17.99 (33% / 40%)Injustice 2 – $23.99 (30% / 40%)Just Cause 3 – $6 (70% / 80%)Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition – $10 (67% / 75%)Kingdom Come: Deliverance – $40.19 (25% / 33%)Mafia III – $16 (50% / 60%)Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience – $15 (40% / 50%)Metro: Last Light Redux – $5 (67% / 75%)Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – $25 (50% / 50%)PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – $20.09 (25% / 33%)Quantum Break – $20 (40% / 50%)ReCore Definitive Edition – $14.99 (25% / 25%)Resident Evil 7 – $19.49 (25% / 35%)Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration – $18 (60% / 70%)Sea of Thieves – $47.99 (20% / 20%)South Park: The Fractured but Whole – $19.80 (60% / 67%)State of Decay 2 – $23.99 (20% / 20%)Sunset Overdrive – $7.50 (67% / 75%)The Evil Within 2 – $24 (50% / 60%)The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – $20 (40% / 50%)Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition – $6 (75% / 85%)The Ultimate Game Sale runs from today (July 19) until July 30, during which Microsoft will also be offering 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for only $10. You can check out the full list of games on sale, right here.Any Ultimate Game Sale deals catch your eye? Middle-earth: Shadow of War for half price is intriguing, now that they’ve removed microtransactions from the game, and you can’t go wrong with Titanfall 2 for freakin’ 6 bucks! read more
Related Content September 18, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers announced it will display the new Magnetom Vida 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at the 2017 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago.The 70-cm scanner features Siemens’ exclusive BioMatrix technology – a collection of sensors, tuners and interfaces that automatically adapts to anatomical and physiological characteristics to provide consistent, high-quality imaging for all patient types. The scanner architecture and applications simplify and accelerate workflows while increasing exam precision and patient comfort. It is designed with a new magnet and up to 60 mT/m gradient strength to support high-end applications.For more information: www.usa.healthcare.siemens.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 18, 2017 Siemens Healthineers to Showcase Magnetom Vida MRI at RSNA 2017 70 cm scanner BioMatrix technology to optimize scanning parameters according to patient characteristics News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more read more
Related posts:Magnitude-7.3 earthquake off El Salvador coast shakes Central America String of 25 quakes rattles San José, Central Valley Magnitude 4.4-earthquake shakes Siquirres, Costa Rica Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica For the second week in a row, Costa Rica received a strong shake from an earthquake. A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rumbled through the country Thursday at 12:48 p.m., according tothe Seismic Engineering Laboratory at the University of Costa Rica. The epicenter was located in Guácima, Alajuela, just outside the capital. The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica recorded a magnitude-4.2. Several aftershocks have followed the earthquake.The quake was felt strongly in the Central Valley as buildings rattled for 10 to 15 seconds. On July 16, a magnitude-4.2 temblor, with an epicenter in the Southern Zone, shook most of the country. No damage or injuries have been reported for either quake.UPDATE: A magnitude-4.4 earthquake, occurred at 10:21 p.m. and had an epicenter in Quepos on the central Pacific coast, according to the Seismic Engineering Laboratory. The organization said the late-night quake was unrelated to the lunchtime one. Here’s a map of the nighttime earthquake: Facebook Comments read more
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Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb left Sunday’s loss to the Bills with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter with a chest injury. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said after the game Kolb would get X-rays to see if there was a problem, and Monday the coach said things appear to be fine. Mostly.“Results came back negative for his ribs and his sternum,” Whisenhunt said of the X-rays. “We’re getting an MRI done on him [Monday] just to make sure there’s not something that we’re missing, but we’ll get the results back later on that.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Whisenhunt went on to say Kolb was “pretty sore this morning, which you would expect,” but added that the QB was moving around.As for Kolb’s availability moving forward, Whisenhunt said nothing can be determined until the full extent of the player’s injury is known. If he is unable to go Sunday against the Vikings John Skelton, who was the starter when the season began until losing the job after getting hurt, would take over.People wondered what Whisenhunt would do once Skelton was healthy enough to play, but with Kolb hurt the decision may have been made for him. QB controversy solved, or merely postponed?“I don’t think we have to make any decisions like that,” Whisenhunt said. “It’s very early for us to even talk about that right now.” – / 19 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling read more
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Actress Julia Roberts will be this year’s recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honour contributions to the art of cinema.The George Eastman Museum in Rochester says it will honour the “Pretty Woman” and “Steel Magnolias” actress on May 2.Past recipients include Lauren Bacall, Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper and Meryl Streep.Museum director Bruce Barnes cites the breadth of Roberts’ career and roles over the past 30 years. She has earned a best actress Academy Award and three Golden Globes, along with more than a dozen other nominations.The museum says it established the George Eastman Award in 1955 as the first retrospective award to honour film work of enduring artistic value.Tickets for the May ceremony go on sale March 18.The Associated Press Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Feb 18, 2019 6:13 am PDT read more
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