Anil Agarwal to exit from Anglo American to divest 193 stake

first_imgNew Delhi: Two years after becoming the biggest shareholder of the firm that owns De Beers diamonds, metals tycoon Anil Agarwal announced an exit from Anglo American by divesting his near 20 per cent stake. He had in March 2017, began buying into Anglo American through a JP Morgan mandatory convertible bond and by the time he bought a second tranche in September 2017, his stake in the mining group totalled to 19.3 per cent. The bonds were to mature next year but Agarwal decided to exercise a call option and take profits on his investment. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAgarwal is said to have made about $500 million before costs from the deal. “At the time of Volcan’s (Agarwal’s family trust) initial investment, I explained that this was an attractive financial investment in a great company with excellent assets and a strong board and management team,” he said in a statement. “This has turned out to be the case, with our target returns achieved even sooner than expected. The share price of Anglo American has close to doubled since Volcan invested, delivering attractive gains to all investors.” Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIn a separate statement, Vedanta Ltd said its overseas subsidiary, Cairn India Holdings Ltd (CIHL) will exit its investments in Anglo American Plc. In December 2018, CIHL purchased an economic interest through a structured investment in equity shares of Anglo-American Plc, from Volcan Investments – Agarwal’s family trust, for a total consideration of Rs 3,812 crore. “CIHL and Volcan Investments Ltd have agreed to unwind entirely the structured investment entered between them in December 2018, ahead of the originally envisaged schedule,” Vedanta said in a statement. “With this, Volcan will exercise the early exchange option available to it on July 26, 2019, and consequent to this the full exchange of its two issues of mandatory exchangeable bonds secured by shares in Anglo American plc will settle on August 12, 2019.” This structure was to mature in parts in April 2020 and October 2020 but Cairn is exiting the same ahead of the originally envisaged schedule. “The share price of Anglo American has close to doubled, since Volcan invested, delivering attractive gains to all investors,” the statement said. The investment by CIHL, which was entered into as part of its cash management activities, has delivered a net gain of over $100 million in the 8 month period it was held, it added. Cash proceeds from the settlement of the transaction will be paid to CIHL on August 13, 2019. Chief executive Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan said: “We are pleased this structured investment has achieved a superior return for CIHL, as we expected when it was entered into. Our strategy continues to be to focus on our existing businesses, where we believe that there are significant opportunities to unlock their full potential.” “The unwinding reflects our disciplined approach to treasury management and capital allocation together with our commitment at all times to act in the interests of all shareholders,” he said. Following the redemption of the structured instrument, completed with due Board approvals, CIHL will have no further economic exposure to Anglo American plc shares.last_img read more

Apples new iPad Pro may get multiple rear cameras

first_imgSan Francisco: Apple could bring a multiple camera array on the back of its upcoming line-up of iPad Pros, reports suggest. While the next iPad Pro could come with three rear cameras, the regular 10.2-inch iPad might come with a dual-camera system, The Verge reported on Saturday. Even though Apple has updated its iPhones with dual-camera systems, the company has not added multiple camera options to its tablets as yet. The latest iPad Pro has a single camera with 12MP sensor and the latest iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPad come with 8 MP sensors. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The multiple-camera system for iPads could be part of Apple’s Augmented Reality (AR) ambitions, the report noted. Reports suggest that not just iPads but upcoming iPhones would also be featuring a triple rear camera array. Expected around September this year, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 11 line-up is speculated to feature company’s new A13 chip, sport a new Taptic Engine and a lightning port for audio and charging.last_img read more

Modi to launch poll campaign in Jammu and Kashmir

first_imgJammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) poll campaign for the coming Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. BJP sources said the grand start of the party’s election campaign in the region will take place from Modi’s ‘Vijay Sankalp rally’ scheduled to be held in the outskirts of Jammu city at the Doomi panchayat in Bhalwal. The Prime Minister is slated to to arrive here at around 4.30 p.m. and will address the rally half an hour later, after which he will return to New Delhi. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ During the rally, Modi will seek votes for the two BJP candidates — Jugal Kishore Sharma from Jammu and Jitendra Singh from Udhampur — who are seeking re-election, the sources said. Elections to the Udhampur seat is scheduled on April 11 while voting for Jammu will be held on April 18. Meanwhile, elaborate security arrangements have been made at the venue. An advance security liaison (ASL) team that protects the Prime Minister had already arrived here three days ago.last_img read more

Security Council Extends Mandate of UN Mission in Libya

New York- The Security Council decided on Monday to extend until 15 December 2016 the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), encouraging the operation to re-establish a permanent presence in the country through a phased return.The current mandate was set to expire on 15 June.In its resolution, the Council expressed its support for the ongoing efforts of UNSMIL and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to facilitate a Libyan-led political solution to the challenges facing Libya. The 15-member body also recalled its resolution 2259 (2015), which endorsed the Rome Communiqué of 13 December 2015 to support the Government of National Accord as the sole legitimate Government of Libya, and welcomed the arrival in Tripoli on 30 March 2016 of members of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord, led by Prime Minister Fayez Serraj.The Council welcomed the endorsement in principle of the Libyan Political Agreement by the House of Representatives on 25 January 2016 and further welcomed the meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue on 10 March 2016, which reaffirmed its commitment to uphold the Libyan Political Agreement.Recognizing the importance of continued inclusiveness, the Council strongly encouraged the Government of National Accord to support reconciliation and enhance political outreach throughout Libya, as well as emphasized the importance of all parties in Libya engaging constructively with the Libyan Political Agreement in good faith and with sustained political will.Expressing grave concern at the “rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Libya,” the Council also encouraged the Government of National Accord to finalize interim security arrangements for stabilizing Libya as a critical step towards tackling the country’s political, security, humanitarian, economic and institutional challenges and to combat the threat of terrorism.Recalling its determination in resolution 2213 (2015) that the situation in Libya continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security, the Council decided that UNSMIL, within operational and security constraints, will undertake human rights monitoring and reporting; provide support for securing uncontrolled arms and related material and countering its proliferation; provide support to key Libyan institutions; provide support, on request, for the provision of essential services, and delivery of humanitarian assistance and in accordance with humanitarian principles; and coordinate international assistance.The Libyan Political Agreement was signed last December in Skhirat, Morocco, by representatives of all parties taking part in the inter-Libyan dialogue, held under the aegis of the UN support mission in Libya, mainly the Tobrouk agreement (recognized by the international community), the National General Congress, called the Tripoli parliament, independent figures and representatives of the civil society. Morocco had hosted several UN-sponsored rounds of talks. read more

Prince Charles Wife Camilla Parker Bowles Spotted in Beautiful Moroccan Caftan

Rabat – Bowles was pictured next to her husband, Prince Charles, in an emerald green caftan adorned with sequin. The dress also had elaborate trimming down the middle in Moroccan style, known as passementeries or sfifa.Last night, The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, hosted a reception and dinner at Buckingham Palace for supporters of @britishasiantst.The Prince founded the Trust, alongside a group of visionary British Asian business leaders, in 2007. pic.twitter.com/KN0koxKarp— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) 6 February 2019Read Also: Georgina Rodriguez Attends Ronaldo’s Award in Moroccan CaftanThis is not the first time she has worn a caftan, she was even dubbed as “the queen of caftans” by British news outlet the Daily Mail. She may have gotten her fashion inspiration from a 2011 visit to Morocco, where she attended a caftan fashion show in Rabat.The occasion was in honor of the Asian Trust, a charity founded by Prince Charles in 2005 to address poverty in Southeast Asia. read more

UN and artists use music to promote maternal health in Tanzania

9 February 2011The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has teamed up with a group of artists from the United States and Tanzania to raise awareness, through music, on the need to have better maternal health services in the East African nation, where deaths related to childbearing remain a serious challenge. The collaboration, made possible with the help of the global network of artists known as MDGFive.com, just concluded a three-day music workshop with the production of a song calling for increased attention to maternal health in the country.Goal number 5 of the eight globally agreed anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) calls for the reduction of maternal mortality deaths by three quarters, and the attainment of universal access to reproductive health services by the target date of 2015.The music workshop featured MDGFive.com co-founders Emmy-winning filmmaker Lisa Russell and Grammy-winning singer Maya Azucena, and New York’s famous MC Okai, along with a group of Tanzanian stars, including Lady Jay Dee, Mzungu Kichaa, Mrisho Mpoto, FidQ, Sauda and Mama C.The song produced at the end of the Arts and Advocacy workshop calls on world leaders to pay greater attention to the rights of women and girls, and urges the people of Tanzania to further empower, engage and encourage women as partners in development.A short documentary film will also be produced featuring interviews with participating artists and maternal health representatives and highlighting the importance of uniting artists and activists around maternal health.“UNFPA believes that artists have an important role in shaping opinions, informing the public and advocating for positive change,” said Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA’s representative in Tanzania.“While the voices of the marginalized are often not heard, the voices of artists break boundaries and are heard by all, the young and old, community leaders and policy makers, opinion shapers and development practitioners,” she added. read more

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attack on church in southern Philippines

In a statement issued by a UN spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.According to media reports, twin bombings ripped through the Jolo Cathedral in the island province of Sulu, which is in the Philippines southern Bangsamoro region.The attack occurred during Sunday morning services and reportedly killed nearly 20 people and left more than 80 wounded.“The Secretary-General calls for the perpetrators of these crimes to be swiftly brought to justice,” the statement said, and added that Mr. Guterres reiterated the support of the United Nations to the Philippines Government and people in their efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism, and to carry forward the peace process in Bangsamoro region.In late July 2018 President Rodrigo Duterte signed new legislation – formally the Organic Law for Bangsamoro in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao – which granted extra autonomy to Muslim communities living in the Southern Philippines, raising hopes that years of separatist violence involving central Government troops and militants could be brought to an end.Today’s attack comes days after voters approved the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in majority-Muslim areas of southern Philippines.But reports suggest that voters in Sulu province, where Jolo is located, rejected it. read more

March trial date set for Omar Shariff wife

Omar Shariff, former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of the Presidency, along with his reputed wife Savitri Hardeo are set to go to trial on March 6, 2017 for non-compliance of a production order issued by the High Court.Former Permanent Secretary Omar ShariffThe court had issued an order in 2016, which required Shariff to provide certain documents to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) which he had violated, and the couple were separately charged with the said offence earlier this year.The duo were released on self-bail after pleading not guilty to the charge, along with the condition that they report every other Monday to SOCU.Special Prosecutor, Patrice Henry, today filed statements and will present seven witnesses at the next hearing. An application for a joint charge was made by Shariff’s attorney, who requested that the couple be tried jointly as opposed to separately; this application will be ruled on come March 6, 2017.The accused, between 2005 and 2015, had allegedly amassed some $20 billion in business funds and were arrested in July 2016 in connection with allegations relating to one of the largest money laundering and tax evasion schemes in the history of Guyana.Shariff was sent on annual leave on July 1, 2016 by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, following investigations launched by SOCU and his services were terminated with effect from December 31, 2016.The trial date was set by Magistrate Fabayo Azore and the couple will appear before the courts on March 6, 2017. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedShariff, reputed wife charged for failing to submit documentsJanuary 24, 2017In “Court”Fmr PS Shariff released on $1M surety to continue law studies abroadSeptember 11, 2018In “Court”Publication of personal banking information cannot be condoned – Bankers associationAugust 24, 2016In “Business” read more

One dead one still missing after US Navy helicopter crashes off Norfolk

first_imgUpdated at 7.12pmA LARGE-SCALE SEARCH and rescue operation is continuing off the coast of the US state of Virginia after a Navy helicopter with five people on board crashed into the sea near Norfolk.The craft — a MH 53E Sea Dragon — came down around 18 nautical miles off the coast at around 11am local time.One person is still missing at sea, while four people were earlier rescued from the water and taken to hospital. However, the US Navy has confirmed this evening that one of the crew-members who had been hospitalised has since passed away.The Coast Guard cutter Shearwater and two MH-60S helicopters are conducting the ongoing search and rescue operation.The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.Manufactured by Sikorsky, the MH 53E has an overall length of 30 metres and can travel at 276 km/h. It generally carries two pilots and up to six airmen, depending on the mission.The crash comes just a day after a US Air Force helicopter crashed in Norfolk, England, killing all four people on board.First posted at 5.30pmRead: US Air Force helicopter crashes on English coastlast_img read more

Sex Bot Maker Introduces Convenient Monthly Payments

first_img Like a car, house, or college tuition, sex robots are a long-term investment most people can’t afford out-of-pocket.Thankfully for randy Brits, Silicone Sex World has introduced a solution: financing.“At Silicone Sex World, we realize how important your doll is to you. More so, we recognize the investment you make when purchasing a sex doll,” the website said. “When looking to purchase such a high-value item, you may want to spread the cost over a period of time.”So, the company teamed up with credit broker Ideal 4 Finance to provide customers “the opportunity to be a doll owner, without the added pressure of having to save for months prior to purchasing.”The sex doll trade is built on the idea that rich, lonely people (mostly men) are willing to shell out hard-earned cash for a plastic companion. The reality, though, is that many of the folks itching for a taut toy are probably not making six figures a year, but rather live in their parents’ basement and work two jobs to pay for clothes and new video games.With full-sized figurines ranging from $1,120 to $4,095 (and that’s before add-ons), London-based Silicone Sex World is actually smart to offer the option of monthly payments.“It’s a rapidly growing industry and we want to make sure we are as competitive as we can be,” Richard Thorne, marketing manager at SSW, told The Sun. “There’s obvious payment benefits to this kind of finance option and it comes at an exciting time for the business.“Interest in our products has grown steadily over the last year and we want to make sure our great products are affordable to those who are interested in the sex doll experience,” Thorne added.Once potential buyers have sufficiently objectified women (and now men!) by choosing their ideal, perfectly molded partner, they can simply click on an Ideal 4 Finance banner to apply.Silicone Sex World promised rates as low as 4 percent, “depending on your circumstances,” and assured users that it remains “100 percent committed” to ensuring complete confidentiality for all clients.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Houston Mayor Fights Plans for Sex Doll BrothelAutonomous Sexbots Are the Future last_img read more

ALIV Sponsors 9th Annual Bahamas National Trust Eco Camp

first_img Recommended for you Aliv joins Bahamas MP & PM for Back to school event Related Items:#Aliv, #magneticmedianews, Bahamas National Trust, Eco Camp 2017 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, The Bahamas July 16, 2017 – ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, recently sponsored the Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) Eco Camp. The camp, in its ninth year, was held in Andros from July 7-13 and brought together 13-17-year-olds from throughout The Bahamas. This sponsorship is the beginning of a three-year partnership between the BNT and ALIV.The camp, held at Forfar Field Station in Andros, which is a unique research hub that serves as a model for sustainable living, disconnected the 36 participants from the hustle and bustle of technology and other services one might take for granted and focused their attention on natural resources, conservation, and sustainability.The campers enjoyed morning birdwatching walks, interactive classroom presentations, boat rides to unique cays, snorkeling coral reefs, a field trip to the Blue Holes National Park and brainstorm sessions to work collaboratively on both an Andros community outreach event and a community project for their home island.“ALIV is committed to investing in the next generation of environmental leaders in The Bahamas. We affirm this commitment by partnering with outstanding organizations like The Bahamas National Trust. Our company is fully committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate and have ensured that this sustainable corporate philanthropy is the cornerstone of our corporate culture,” Bianca Bethel-Sawyer, ALIV Events, Marketing and Sponsorship Manager, said.“On behalf of the BNT, I wish to express our sincerest gratitude to ALIV for your generous donation toward this year’s Eco Camp. As a non-profit organization, the BNT has the task of fundraising so that we can continue our efforts in youth development. As we strive to meet our mission and provide services for our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses like ALIV. Without the assistance and support of community-minded organizations, we cannot contribute to the advancement of our country’s youth,” Portia Sweeting, BNT Camp Administrator, said.If you are interested in joining or sponsoring the Bahamas National Trust, please visit https://www.bnt.bs #MagneticMediaNews#ALIV#BNTEcoCamp URCA still investigating Black Friday black out of mobile protability Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALIV Becomes Platinum Sponsor for Cancer Society Balllast_img read more

ASA Calls for Cooperation Between House and Senate in Farm Bill Conference

first_imgASA over the weekend commended House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for naming the House’s contingent of farm bill conferees, and called on conferees from both the House and the Senate to cooperate and work quickly to come to terms on a comprehensive farm bill that can pass both chambers.“This has been a trying process, but we commend Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi for moving it along to the next stage. At this point, the necessary steps have been taken to bring all parties to the table, and now it’s time to set partisan divides aside and work together to craft a compromise that works for all farmers,” said ASA President Danny Murphy, a soybean, corn and wheat farmer from Canton, Miss.House conferees include House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) and fellow Republican Reps. Steve King of Iowa, Randy Neugebauer of Texas, Mike Rogers of Alabama, Mike Conaway of Texas, Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania, Austin Scott of Georgia, Rick Crawford of Arkansas, Martha Roby of Alabama, Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Jeff Denham of California, Rodney Davis of Illinois and non-committee members Steve Southerland of Florida, Ed Royce of California, Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, Dave Camp of Michigan, and Sam Johnson of Texas. Representing the House Democrats in conference will be Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Reps. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Jim Costa of California, Tim Walz of Minnesota, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, Suzan DelBene of Washington, Gloria Negrete McLeod of California, Filemon Vela of Texas and Marcia Fudge of Ohio. Non-committee Democrats include Reps. Eliot Engel of New York and Sandy Levin of Michigan.The House contingent joins Senate conferees Chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), and Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.).Murphy also called on the conferees to take into account recent input provided by ASA on several key issues, including the bill’s commodity, trade, and other titles. “ASA has given well-researched and well-documented feedback on multiple provisions in each chamber’s bill,” he said, “… and each input has been made with the end goal of protecting and advancing a dynamic soybean industry and a larger agriculture sector that has been among the brightest of bright spots as our economy continues to recover. Soy is the country’s largest farm export and second largest crop, and the policies established by the conference in the final bill must not lead to skewed planting decisions, production distortions and potential trade challenges.”The conferees will now begin the process of combining the farm bills from the House and the Senate into one final bill, at which point both chambers must pass that version before it sees the president’s desk for signature. A one-year extension of the 2008 Farm Bill expired Sept. 30, and farm programs will revert to permanent laws from the late 1930s and 1940s if a solution is not reached by Jan. 1.“We’re well past the eleventh hour,” added Murphy. “The lack of any current farm legislation places farmers at a huge risk, and it’s time our lawmakers come together and get this thing done. This is a great next step, but there is much work left to do.”last_img read more

All clear given at Doral building following explosive alert

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have given the all clear at a Doral building after investigating a report of a possible explosive.7Skyforce hovered over the scene Wednesday at 8200 NW 33rd St., where the explosive alert was issued. Doral Police evacuated the building as K9 units searched the area.Officers cleared the scene after it was determined that there was no explosive device. All clear given. The area at 8200 NW 33rd Street has been cleared. No explosive device was found. pic.twitter.com/2dozAqIVru— Doral Police Dept. (@DoralPolice) July 11, 2018Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

STATE REP RACE Submit Questions You Want Wilmington Apple To Ask The Candidates

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Over the next six weeks, Wilmington Apple will be submitting weekly questions to the THREE remaining candidates running for the 19th Middlesex District’s State Representative seat — Patricia Meuse (I-Tewksbury), Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury), and David Robertson (D-Tewksbury).Wilmington Apple will share each candidate’s responses, in their own words, unfiltered.What questions would YOU like to see Wilmington Apple ask the candidates? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com, message Wilmington Apple on Facebook, or tweet to Wilmington Apple on Twitter. You’ll receive a ‘shout out’ if your question is used.Wilmington Apple also hopes to conduct 1-on-1 interviews with each candidates. Wilmington Apple will continue to run campaign press releases, campaign announcements, candidate op-eds, and supporters’ letters to the editor as they’re submitted.As it has in recent town elections, Wilmington Apple hopes to participate in any debates or “Meet The Candidates Nights” being planned individually or collectively by Wilmington and Tewksbury’s news outlets. Wilmington Apple will not be planning its own events for candidates, unless other outlets’ plans fall through.Wilmington Apple will continue its practice of NOT endorsing candidates.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”BREAKING NEWS: 19th Middlesex State Rep Election Results Are In — Dave Robertson WinsIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”last_img read more

RAB bust arms factory

first_imgLocation of Maheshkhali Island. Photo: Google MapA team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) reportedly seized a large amount of firearms and ammunitions from Maheshkhali island in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday night.RAB claimed that its team found two ‘arms factories’ during the raid in Kalarmarchhara area.The law enforcement agency also detained two men Md Abdul Hakim, 38, and Md Shahidullah, 31, who RAB claimed are arms manufacturers.This report, however, could not be verified independently.RAB said their men seized arms include 20 firearms, 24 rounds of bullets and arms manufacturing equipment.RAB men started the drive in Maheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday evening to detain terrorists. The force members detain Hakim and Shahidullah around 8:00pm. They divulged information of arms’ factories in Kalarmarchhara area of Maheshkhali, the RAB commander said.Following receiving the information, the force began the drive there, he said.At a stage of the drive, the terrorists, who took shelter there, fled the spot after a gunfight with the RAB members, he said.Later, the firearms, bullets and arms manufacturing equipment were seized from the two factories, Mehedi added.last_img read more

Play this Shadows of the Damned

first_imgShadows of the Damned a “psychological action thriller” from Suda51 and co. isn’t a game that was on my radar, but it is one that I’m glad to to have played. It’s become a sleeper hit (at least for me) and I’ve found it to be one of the more enjoyable games I’ve played in a few months.Shadows is a third-person action game, which might make you think that it’s just another Gears of War clone. There are elements of that, but it’s not overly concerned with firing from behind cover. The game is more interested in the fight between light and dark, the former of which is at your disposal thanks to a demonic sidekick who happens to turn into a gun (which can turn golden goat heads into light sources). If that all sounds a bit crazy, know this: that’s just a taste of the what this game has in store for you.You play as demon hunter Garcia Hotspur in this Grindhouse-inspired (aka: filled with cursing, gore, and innuendo) game. The action is basic–think God of War–but the cinematics are fun–think Bayonetta–and the happenings are insanely weird–well, uh, Bayonetta again. It’s childish at moments, and it’s too ridiculous to take seriously, but it’s good for a laugh and a few gross-out moments.There are some rough edges to SotD, like out of sync voiceovers, but there are some major surprises too. Akira Yamaoka’s music really stood out to me. There is some excellent, Spanish-inspired guitar work that has me looking forward to this game’s soundtrack.There are a lot of areas where this game can be dinged–for muddy graphics, so-so animations, invisible gates that keep you from seemingly open areas, and a weird frame rate drop whenever you melee a wall–but none of those really bothered me. I found Shadows of the Damned to be an enjoyable play experience with fun shooting, lots of save points, no overly complex mechanics, and a main character that I couldn’t stop myself from liking.I’d write more about the game, but there isn’t a lot more to say. It’s a crazy game with some immature humor and a veyr fun world. Getting too bogged down in the story or gameplay or mechanic would be missing the point. If you’ve wanted to play a Suda game, but found them to be impenetrable or you a just looking for something fun during the summer release lull, this is a good game to try.last_img read more

Windows New Sandbox Tool Can Protect You From Dangerous Files

first_imgMicrosoft is giving you a new place to try out software from unknown sources.Called Windows Sandbox, the new app is essentially a lightweight desktop environment that lives outside of your data. When you download a program file in an .exe format, you can open up Windows Sandbox and try running the software. If all goes well, you know it’s a safe program that you can run on your standard installation without any trouble.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/windows-sandbox?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 MORE: Best Laptops: Top Rated Notebooks, Chromebooks, 2-in-1sHowever, if you find that it’s malicious and designed to run amok, you can see what it would do and know that it won’t be able to break out and access your data. Once you close Windows Sandbox, all of its software and state are permanently deleted.Of course, .exe files can create a world of problems on Windows. Those files, which are known as executable files, are often safe and simply programs you can run across the operating system. But malicious hackers also build executable files and shroud their true intent to see if they can hack your computer and run amok on your machine. In some cases, those files have obviously malicious names that will tell you they’re unsafe. In others, it’s unclear. And the only true way to find out for sure what kind of payload they’ll deliver is by opening them.But since no one should open executable files from unknown sources, Microsoft’s Sandbox can come in handy. It will not only provide a safe place for accessing executable files, it will also give you a sense of what you can expect when the software opens.To use Windows Sandbox, you’ll need to be running Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise build 18305 or later. You’ll also need to have a computer with AMD64 architecture and virtualization capabilities enabled in your BIOS. You should have at least 4GB of RAM, though 8GB is recommended, and Windows Sandbox requires at least 1GB of free disk space (preferably on a solid state drive). As long as you have two CPU cores available, it’ll work.Windows Sandbox is available now.Best Laptop Deals for Christmas 2018How to Use Windows 10Best 2-in-1s (Laptop/Tablet Hybrids) by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

CIRS Releases Large Field MRI Distortion Phantom

first_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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It can also help quantify MRI image distortion due to chemical shifts and susceptibility due to density differences common in diagnostic and radiation therapy treatment planning. The phantom’s 3-D grid of large size and equal spacing in all three orthogonal dimensions makes it suitable for distortion quality assurance (QA) of large bore MRI and computed tomography (CT) scanning for distortion-free imaging. The phantom can be filled with various signal-generating solutions for use in MRI. Contrast of the grid-liquid interface varies under CT depending on the liquid used for generating MRI background signal. When empty, the grid-air interface provides good contrast under CT. The phantom images well with all CT techniques and MRI sequences tested to date, including T1 weighted, T2 weighted, 3D Time of Flight, MPRAGE and CISS sequences.The phantom is comprised of a leak-proof PMMA cylinder and measures 330 mm in diameter by 300 mm long. The entire volume is filled with a unique orthogonal 3-D grid of 3 mm diameter rods spaced 20 mm apart to provide complete geometric data throughout the imaging volume.  The phantom is marked for ease of alignment to positioning lasers and is designed for use with both curved and flat gantry tables.For more information: www.cirsinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor read morelast_img read more

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