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THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVA Production By the Numbers

first_imgAdvertisement Each year, a cavalcade of stars descend Bell Media HQ at 299 Queen St. West for one of the biggest street parties in the world, THE 2018 IHEARTRADIO MMVAS. This massive production lights up the sky and screens across the country, and relies on a small village of crew to stage. Here’s a glimpse of what goes into the IHEARTRADIO MMVAS:More than 1 Million – Pounds of steel and gear in the stages237,000 – Watts of audio to capture every note and scream 11,000 – Feet of cable used for the red carpet8,400 – Approximate total hours for set-up of stage and red carpet5,800 – Total feet of barricades used to hold back thousands of screaming fans4,900 – Sq. ft. of stage production2,300 – Total hours for tear-down2,048 – Total audio channels used to secure the sound955 – Number of people it takes to put on the IHEARTRADIO MMVAs each year325 – Number of two-way radios used by IHEARTRADIO MMVA staff232 – Number of desks, drawers, and chairs removed from Bell Media HQ for the awards, and reinstalled on August 27, as if nothing had ever changed!185 – Total number of light fixtures on the red carpet182 – Total number of microphones used to broadcast the show175 – Number of moving boxes used to relocate staff, and transform regular offices into exclusive backstage green rooms70 – Hours spent on sound check to guarantee the best live show possible!53 – Kilometers of fiber cable (audio/video)35 – Number of tractor trailers loading in the stage gear31 – Number of photographers who photograph the event24 – Total number of production rundown versions drafted16 – Total number of cameras to catch all the action for the audience at home8 – Number of days it takes to build the stage7 – Red carpet cameras capturing every arrival6 – Number of days it takes to tear down the stage4 – Production Trucks2 – Performance stages Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Chinese Woman Cycles from Morocco to Nigeria

Rabat – Female Chinese  cyclist, Huang Shuang, cycled from Casablanca, Morocco, clear to Lagos, Nigeria. What is even more impressive is that she completed her trip within five months!On Monday, February 26th, Shuang  told the news agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos o that she is convinced that anybody can achieve anything if they are determined enough Shuang states, “I am glad that I have also been able to ride from Morocco to Lagos, Nigeria. This is an indication that, irrespective of our sex, we can all achieve anything we set out to do. “My whole idea to cycle  started when, one day, I decided to embark on a cycling trip around my country, China.“After my trip around China, I was motivated to take my cycling to the other side of the world— to America, where I covered about 5,500 km in two months.“Now, I have cycled to  Lagos from Morocco, after I flying from America to France, where I cycled around Europe for four months, before taking a ferry from Spain to Morocco.”The trip began on September 6th, 2017. The cyclist says  that she always travels with money, noodles, a tent, a sleeping bag, extra clothes, and a bicycle-repair kit.  Shuang adds g that her trip was fascinating. She experienced fatigue, robbery, crashes,  and sometimes had to sleep under bridges and inside gas stations. Shuang  told NAN that she crossed the Sahara desert within six days, stumbling upon many African villages where she was well-received, and able to share meals with  the local villagers.“I happily sung and danced with children in different African villages and communities where I passed the nights or stopped to cook.“I have seen the most beautiful sunsets, the most stunning mountain views, and the most breathtaking lakes and virgin forests across Africa.My trip has also exposed me to many African children still living in poverty, hunger, and without education and basic amenities,’’ Shuang reflects.The Chinese cyclist has said she would bike to about 33 more countries over the next three years, adding that she would continue to cycle through the African continent, from Lagos to Cameroon, Gabon, the Congo, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, and other parts of the world. read more

Holocaust has vital lessons for today says Ban

In an address to mark the International Day of Commemoration honoring victims of the Holocaust at the Park East Synagogue in New York, Mr. Ban said that during a recent visit to the Middle East, he saw first-hand the suffering of both Israelis and Gazans. “I said to all I met, on both sides: This must stop,” he stated. “I left the region more determined than ever to work toward a world where two States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace and security. War can never be an answer,” the Secretary-General added, stressing that “we need to strengthen the forces of peaceful coexistence and dialogue.” Mr. Ban stressed the need for frankness and for the recognition of the limits of power and goodwill. “We here know that we can never entirely rid the world of its tyrants and its intolerance. We cannot turn all extremists to the path of reason and light,” he said. “We can only stand against them and raise our voices in the name of our common humanity.” Paying tribute to the synagogue’s Senior Rabbi Arthur Schneier and the late United States Congressman Tom Lantos, both of whom are Holocaust survivors, the Secretary-General called for the reaffirmation of “our faith in the dignity of humankind and our extraordinary resilience – our moral strength – even amid history’s darkest chapters.” In 2005, the General Assembly designated 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, as the International Day. Next week, the United Nations will commemorate the fourth Day through panel discussions, exhibits and plays. 24 January 2009The Holocaust provides important lessons for the present, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing the necessity to bolster the forces of harmony and dialogue. read more

African UnionUN mission in Darfur present funding for construction projects

3 August 2009The African Union-United Nations peacekeeping operation in Darfur has provided a financial boost of almost $250,000 for the construction of classrooms, toilets and water pumps in the violence-ridden region of Sudan. Henry Anyidoho, Deputy Joint Special Representative of the AU-UN mission (UNAMID), presented the Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) funding, which will also cover the construction of an x-ray wing for a local hospital, to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) yesterday on his visit to South Darfur. The visit took in the Kalma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), where a school has been built with the QIPs funding.Mr. Anyidoho inspected progress on work carried out by the UNAMID Chinese engineering company – including the construction of two water dams – following recent heavy flooding in the makeshift camp.At the IDP camp, he met with sheikhs and other traditional leaders to discuss the living conditions and heard complaints over the absence of basic necessities for survival, such as food and water, amenities and social services.The camp leaders also raised concerns over the ongoing operation of armed militias in the area, land occupation, guarantees of collective and individual compensation for IDPs and bringing to justice those accused of war crimes among other issues. Meanwhile, UNAMID has reported that the security situation in Darfur is relatively calm except for some minor banditry and car-jacking in North Darfur. The mission was also informed yesterday that chief Umda of Abu Shouk IDP camp and his wife had been shot by unknown armed men at their house near El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur. UNAMID military and police are monitoring the situation in the camp and Sudanese Government police are investigating the incidence. read more

Groups ready large getoutthevote campaign to keep youth turnout high

OTTAWA — Caro Loutfi is busy at her Montreal office preparing ways to get young voters to cast a ballot in this fall’s federal election.Loutfi is the executive director of Apathy is Boring, a non-partisan organization that works to educate young voters and get them involved in politics.Until the 2015 federal election, turnout among the country’s young voters — those between the ages of 18 and 24 — had been on a long-term decline since the 1970s.With another vote scheduled for October, Loutfi and 400 other groups and activists are organizing events in the coming weeks to ensure the ground gained in 2015 with young Canadians isn’t lost on Oct. 21.Their work culminates with a day of action on Sept. 15 that Apathy is Boring styles on its website as the largest, non-partisan voter engagement campaign in Canadian history.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“It’s important to maintain that momentum to ensure that diverse voices are actually taking part in deciding who governs our country,” Loutfi said.Elections Canada data from the 2015 election showed that 57 per cent of voters aged 18 to 24 cast a ballot, an increase of 18.3 percentage points from the almost 39 per cent recorded in the 2011 election. The increase was the largest the elections agency has recorded since it began reporting demographic data in 2004.Four years on, those voters have aged and new voters are coming of age to cast a ballot. The so-called millennial generation, which includes those 18 to 34, will account for just over one-quarter of voters in this election — making them a potentially powerful voting bloc in 2019 and beyond as they reshape politics just as the baby boomer generation before them.A survey this year from the Samara Centre for Democracy found that 71 per cent of youth said they were interested in federal politics, adding that young people are “among the most active participants” in Canadian politics, including through their activism.But the findings from the Toronto-based non-profit don’t mean those young electors will turn out to vote on Oct 21.Jon Parker, a political science professor at Algonquin College in Ottawa, said the increased turnout in the last election was largely driven by work the Liberals, in particular, did to target young voters. Research conducted by Abacus Data on behalf of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations following the 2015 vote suggested the party’s efforts, and get-out-the-vote campaigns, helped the Liberals win the support of 45 per cent of young voters.Parker said hasn’t seen any indicators that show excitement or interest among young people about this fall’s election. He said the issue is a lack of civic literacy: Voters, particularly young people, don’t have enough information that encourages them to vote.“I’m really optimistic from 2015 results and the increase in young voter turnout, but it’s not yet a pattern,” said Parker, who worked on the Liberals’ successful campaign four years ago. “I wouldn’t be at all surprised if first-time voter turnout … moves back down towards what has traditionally been more normal levels.”To ensure turnout remains high, Loutfi and her colleagues have dedicated their time to provide more information online and in person to young electors.There is a “democracy dictionary” where first-time voters can find information about words they may not understand — such as absentee ballot, canvassing and field liaison officer — and an online tool that will help young Canadians find and get in touch with their local candidates. Apathy is Boring is also working with Elections Canada to train youth volunteers and send them to concerts, festivals and events to talk directly with and encourage young electors to vote.Loutfi said getting more young people involved in the election will mean their issues are more likely to be reflected in party platforms.“Politicians tend to not spend their time and energy on a non-voter,” she said. “It creates a vicious cycle where you don’t vote, politicians don’t talk to you.” read more

SMMT webinar opportunity to explore £125 million Supply Chain Fund

Earlier this year, government made available details of the £125m supply chain fund aimed at improving the size, quality and global competitiveness of the UK’s advanced manufacturing supply chain sector.The fund is aimed at supply chain companies operating in England and can be used for capital expenditure, skills training and R&D projects. Due to the minimum project threshold value of £2m, it is envisaged that many bids will need to be from a consortia of companies.SMMT Industry Forum has developed an approach to support the creation of consortia and is working closely with supply chain companies to develop their bids.The funding competition is expected to open shortly and SMMT hosted a webinar on Wednesday 4 April at 10:30 with Geoff Dale, Director of Industry Forum. Geoff discussed how SMMT Industry Forum is working with supply chain companies to collate and submit viable bids.The webinar covered:“¢ Details of the dedicated fund areas (R&D, capital expenditure and skills and development).“¢ Details on funding eligibility, how to apply for funding, including application deadlines.“¢ Details on how SMMT Industry Forum can support supply chain companies submit a joint application for funding.To view the webinar, click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Wrestling Ohio State cruises to a 3512 victory against Michigan State

Ohio State’s Luke Pletcher wrestles Paul Glynn in the dual-meet against Iowa on Jan. 21 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 2 Ohio State wrestling team (11-0, 6-0 Big Ten) won against Michigan State (5-7, 1-5 Big Ten) 35-12 in East Lansing, Michigan, Friday night.No. 2 sophomore Luke Pletcher started the Buckeyes off with a pin to beat redshirt freshman Nathan Ellis at 133 pounds. Juniors No. 11 Joey McKenna and No. 5 Micah Jordan also won via pins at 141 and 157 pounds respectively. Pletcher and McKenna’s pins gave Ohio State a 12-0 lead, which they extended, eventually winning seven matches. Ohio State No. 6 sophomore Ke-Shawn Hayes won 16-1 with a technical fall, bouncing back from a loss last meet against Iowa’s No. 2 Brandon Sorensen. Ohio State’s No. 1 sophomore Kollin Moore and No. 2 junior Myles Martin also won with technical falls.No. 13 junior Te’Shan Campbell lost his match to Michigan State’s Austin Hiles after he was disqualified for accumulating five stalling calls. This was Campbell’s fourth loss in a row. Ohio State freshman heavyweight Kevin Snyder lost to Christian Rebottaro. He wrestled in place of his brother, Kyle, who is competing in Russia at the Yarygin Grand Prix this weekend.No. 1 senior Nathan Tomasello bounced back from his first loss of the year with a 7-3 win against Michigan State 125-pound freshman Rayvon Foley. Redshirt freshman Fritz Schierl made an appearance in place of senior Bo Jordan at 174 pounds for the Buckeyes. He lost 9-6 to Michigan State’s Logan Ritchie.This meet was the first of two for the Buckeyes this weekend. They face off against Purdue on Sunday at Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio. Following the Purdue meet Sunday, Ohio State has a highly anticipated matchup against No. 1 Penn State on Feb. 3. read more

IGA Employee charged with theft by TCI Police

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – March 6, 2017 – Police have arrested a 39-year old woman and charged her with suspicion of theft.  The woman, who allegedly committed the crime at Graceway IGA supermarket works in the wholesale unit of the supermarket and was reportedly taken off the job and eventually charged in connection to a missing $3,000.The Five Cays woman was granted bail in the amount of $3,500 after being arrested on Monday.This is another ‘bust’ by the Financial Crimes Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police which in July 2017 arrested two people for a similar offense; both were women.  A 22 and 25 year old were arrested when the General Manager filed a report in late March 2017.“The complainant, who is the general manager of a Supermarket on Providenciales reported that the two who were cashiers of the store made fraudulent refunds and stole cash from the register.”Bail in those cases were set at $12,500 and $3,000 bail respectively.CORRECTED:  Headline adjusted from ‘cashier’ to ’employee’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Galaxys Philippines partner LRWC to raise US588 million through share release

first_img Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Load More Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gambling Philippines gaming firm Leisure and Resorts World Corp (LRWC) says it will raise a total of Php4.38 billion (US$588 million) from six new investors after shareholders approved the issuance of more than 1.3 billion common shares of unissued capital stock.The shares are to be issued at a price of Php3.60 per share. RelatedPosts 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status LRWC is best known as the local partner of Macau’s Galaxy Entertainment Group in their pursuit of a license to operate an integrated resort on the holiday island of Boracay. The consortium made global headlines early last year after being granted a provisional license to develop a US$500 million Boracay IR by Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR only for the nation’s President, Rodrigo Duterte, to declare he would not approve any new casinos.LRWC also owns a majority stake in gaming infrastructure provider First Cagayan Leisure and Resorts Corp, operates the Midas Hotel in Manila via another subsidiary and leases Casino Filipino inside Midas to PAGCOR.One of the investors is listed as Diamond Fortune Holdings, the same name as the Russian casino operator currently developing phase one of a US$900 million integrated resort in the Primorye gambling zone near Vladivostok.However, the CEO of Russia’s Diamond Fortune, Thomas Gibbons, informed Inside Asian Gaming that it was not his company involved in the LRWC share purchase.last_img read more

Oscar Mayer hot dog ice cream sandwich is both real and terrifying

first_img Share your voice Oscar Mayer revealed the ingredient list, which does indeed involve Oscar Mayer wieners.  For curious taste buds, here are the delicious ingredients for Oscar Mayer’s Ice Dog Sandwich–the hottest 🍦 this summer:✅Candied Hot Dog Bits✅Hot Dog Sweet Cream✅Spicy Dijon Gelato✅Cookie Bun(Yes, this is real! Want to try it? DM us to find out how) #OscarMayerIceCream pic.twitter.com/Fa28xoLPfA— Oscar Mayer (@oscarmayer) August 1, 2019 10 Photos . @OscarMayer you’re welcome to our pint any day! Enjoy #Frenchs #MustardIceCream your way — even if it’s with a hotdog. pic.twitter.com/NU2TM0Y8oR— French’s (@Frenchs) August 1, 2019 Post a comment Do you hear that song?! 🔊🔊 That’s the sweet and delicious sound of Oscar Mayer Ice Dog Sandwich. Keep an 👁️and 👂out for the @Wienermobile in NYC the week of 8/12 to get your taste buds in on this. #OscarMayerIceCream pic.twitter.com/6NhpVSUl6T— Oscar Mayer (@oscarmayer) August 1, 2019 As far as food marketing stunts go, Oscar Mayer’s latest is both funny and gross. Will it be a culinary abomination or the surprise sweet-treat hit of the summer? It will depend on your tolerance for processed beef tube-flavored ice cream.One thing is certain: “I wish I were an Oscar Mayer ice cream sandwich” doesn’t really roll off the tongue. Freaky fast food: From black buns to Batman burgers (pictures)center_img Who eats just mustard @Frenchs? Condiments were made for Oscar Mayer hot dogs. Say hello to the Oscar Mayer Ice Dog Sandwich – 🌭 flavored ice cream, made with our better hot dogs, sandwiched with spicy mustard 🍦. Do you want to try this? Coming in August🔥 #OscarMayerIceCream— Oscar Mayer (@oscarmayer) August 1, 2019 It appears the Ice Dog Sandwich will make the rounds in New York City the week of August 12. Oscar Mayer said fans should keep an eye and ear out for a specially outfitted Wienermobile, which will double as the world’s weirdest ice cream truck. Samples will be free. I sent a Twitter direct message to Oscar Mayer to ask about the Ice Dog and received this response: “Hi! Oscar Mayer’s Ice Dog Sandwich is REAL! Our ice cream maker is churning our delicious candied hot dog bit as we type this DM! You’ll hear from us with more deets soon.”New York City hand-made ice cream company il laboratorio del gelato partnered with Oscar Mayer to create the sandwich, aiming to “translate the experience of eating your favorite Oscar Mayer hot dog in frozen form.” An Oscar Mayer PR representative told me the Ice Dog is “actually delicious.”The Oscar Mayer ice cream reveal comes at a time when mustard brand French’s is pushing its own mustard ice cream, so clearly the madness is contagious. Oscar Mayer is owned by Kraft Heinz, while French’s is owned by McCormick & Company. 0 Enlarge ImageThe Oscar Mayer Ice Dog Sandwich is here to assault your sanity. Oscar Mayer Candied hot dog bits + hot dog sweet cream + spicy Dijon gelato + cookie bun. Is this heaven or hell? Oscar Mayer, a meat-focused brand that’s not afraid of bizarre advertising stunts like renting out the Wienermobile as an Airbnb, is making a for-real hot dog-flavored ice cream sandwich. You’re probably either pondering this with a deep “hmm” or you’re retching right now. Oscar Mayer tweeted about the cold treat’s existence on Thursday, calling it the “Ice Dog Sandwich.”  Tags Randomlast_img read more

Could your smartphone replace your GP New medtech apps put specialist knowledge

first_img One evening in late 2013, Brice Beakley wasnt feeling very well. The 15-year-old from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, had been hit by a hard tackle at football practice earlier in the day and still hadnt recovered. Not knowing what else to do, he picked up his iPad and Googled his symptoms: upper abdominal pain and left shoulder pain. Doctors later credited the search engine with saving the teenagers life.What Googles results told Beakley was that he had ruptured his spleen, a potentially fatal occurrence that requires immediate medical intervention. After being rushed to the hospital by his parents, doctors performed emergency surgery to remove the spleen. Beakley was saved.While Beakleys case may be exceptional, it illustrates an ever-increasing reliance on consumer technology when it comes to healthcare. The problem with searching symptoms through Google, however, is that the benefits are often outweighed by the downsides. People are often presented with the worst case scenario and search results can undermine medical authority.This is what a new generation of apps is aiming to fix. The apps combine a smartphones sensors with the vast power of cloud computing in order to accurately diagnose a disease or illness – ranging from skin cancer to eye disease. In some cases, the apps creators claim that the technology performs better than the average GP, potentially paving the way for apps to skip primary healthcare altogether and refer patients directly to specialists for immediate treatment.I believe that GPs play a very vital role as the first point of contact for people when they become sick or worry about something, Dick Uyttewaal, the CEO of SkinVision, told IBTimes UK. But there is an awful lot of work that they currently do where they dont add value and that could be replaced by technology.Uyttewaals SkinVision app links a smartphones camera to an algorithm capable of detecting melanoma. A study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology found that the app was 81% accurate in recognising skin cancer, bringing the average eye of a dermatologist to a smartphone. That could mean that certain people with a certain risk profile could be directly sent to a dermatology consultant instead of first being seen by a GP, Uyttewaal said.Professional and patient cautionThe sudden emergence of this technology means that the regulation surrounding it is a long way behind where it needs to be. Before overburdened GPs can have their workload reduced through such apps, this issue will need to be addressed.Professor Maureen Baker, the Chair of the Royal College of General Practioners, believes that while such apps can prove helpful in providing knowledge or advice, the current lack of safety standards in the UK mean they could never be put to use in any meaningful way.There are many functions that apps can bring into medicine and we should welcome and explore that but at the moment theres still probably a reasonable degree of professional caution and indeed public and patient caution, Baker told IBTimes UK. People want to know: Is it safe? Can we trust it? Is it reliable? Kitemarking or assurance in general isnt readily available, either to patients or to professionals. The medical regulatory framework that we now have for medical devices is not fit for purpose for 21st Century apps and the way in which technology is evolving. And thats a problem.Following a study at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Clinic in Germany, SkinVision became the first skin cancer app to be CE marked for usage in the European Union, though this has little practical application when it comes to being able to refer people directly to a dermatologist. Instead, Utteywaal hopes that the SkinVision will be used as a complementary tool to existing medical detection methods, rather than a replacement.The issue with medical studies is that technology is fixed before the study starts and the study took one year with the publication going live in 2014, Uyttewaal said. In contrast in the app development sector a lot of change happens in two and a half years and the world is completely different.The rise of medtech appsSkinVision – Analyses moles for signs of skin cancerAliveCor – Detects serious heart conditionsPeek – Uses lens adapter to conduct professional eye examSTD dongle and app – Uses dongle to detect HIV and syphilisMobilyze – Tracks behaviour patterns to identify mental health conditionsWe want the app to bring people into the healthcare system who otherwise might not be. There is a risk of false positives or false negatives — though none have been reported yet — so the online assessment is part of a wider journey for the customer.Computers cant make ethical decisionsAnother of the biggest limitations with current medtech apps is the inability to understand a patients condition within a broader context. Rob High, chief technology officer of IBM Watson (of Jeopardy! fame), believes that despite advances in artificial intelligence, computers remain very limited in scope.Speaking to IBTimes UK at the recent Hello Tomorrow conference in Paris, High said: Computers cant make the ethical decisions that a doctor can on a broader scale, for example the knowledge that a patient has a sick daughter and therefore one course of treatment should not be chosen over another despite it being more beneficial as it would put them out of commission for a few days a week – leaving her unable to care for her daughter.This idea of placing information in context is one shared by Baker, who also claims that a patient-doctor relationship can be therapeutic for the patient. According to Baker, trust plays an important role in assisting a persons recovery or handling of an illness.These days, people very rarely have just one thing wrong with them at any one time, Baker said. Certainly machines, no matter how good they are, are nowhere near being able to handle that complexity at the moment, and nor are they likely to. I dont see machines replacing a significant proportion of doctors – not in the next five to ten years, and I think probably not for many years, if ever. Closelast_img read more

NBCU Preps WatchBack App to Promote TV Shows via Free Episode Sampling

first_img Popular on Variety NBCUniversal is developing a new app, dubbed “WatchBack,” that’s basically meant to be a hype-machine for the media company’s multiple shows and brands, Variety has confirmed.The company doesn’t have a firm launch date for WatchBack, but it could be ready to roll before the end of 2018. The app would be free, and it won’t have any exclusive content or full series — just clips or single episodes, designed as a way to get people interested in the programming on NBCU’s broadcast and cable networks.Word of NBCU’s WatchBack plan was first reported by The Information. As a promotional incentive to get people to tune in to NBCUniversal broadcast and cable shows, the app will grant points to viewers for content they watch which they could then redeem for rewards or gift certificates, per The Information report. However, NBCU isn’t going to be “paying viewers” to watch its programming per se, as the article implies. A source familiar with the strategy behind the app emphasized that WatchBack isn’t part of a larger NBCU streaming strategy — it’s not a premium over-the-top service like CBS All Access. Rather, it’s seen as a purely promotional tool to create new fans of the Peacock’s shows.The watchback.com domain name is registered to NBCUniversal Media, and the website currently displays a message that says, “coming soon…”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Cine Central film fest screens movies from 17 countries

first_imgBangladeshi film “Mritika Maya” (Earthen Love), an emotional tale of an old potter, is part of an eclectic package of films being shown at a film festival here organised by Cine Central, the country’s oldest and largest film society.Directed by Gazi Rakayet, “Mritika Maya” is scheduled to be screened at the International Forum of New Cinema in the festival, which was inaugurated last Sunday.Apart from that, there will be representative films from countries like France, Turkey and Netherlands among 17 nations in the festival which will end on November 21, a Cine Central official said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Cine Central is celebrating its golden jubilee this year, the official said.Besides bagging the silver crest at the SAARC Film Festival held in Sri Lanka in May, “Mritika Maya” bagged awards in 17 categories at the National Awards presentation in Bangladesh in 2013.The awards included the best director, best music director, best supporting actor, best actor in a negative role, best story, and best art categories.Other countries being represented in the festival are: Belarus, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Korea, Peru, Netherlands, Slovenia, Vietnam and India.The inaugural film on November 15 was “Quiet Bliss” (2014), directed by Italian filmmaker Edoardo Winsphere, that dealt with three generations of women whose lives are affected by recession and the relentless bureaucratic hurdles. The Cine Central started its journey with veteran film director Madhu Bose as the president and Satyajit Ray as the vice-president.last_img read more

Amazons OneDay Sale Knocks Down Prices of 4KCapable microSD SD CF Cards

first_img Share Tweet Submit After a successful run with its SanDisk and Samsung microSD sales, Amazon is back yet again, discounting a handful of 4K capable pro microSD, SD and CF cards by a huge margin.No matter what you do, you’ll never ever have enough microSD cards lying around. Loads of our gadgets depend on them including phones, tablets, drones, dash cams, security cameras and whatnot. And the top-end of microSD cards are pretty expensive if you have a gadget that is really demanding on certain read and write fronts. But Amazon is going to make things right by discounting a bunch of high-speed cards today, mainly from the SanDisk Extreme lineup, allowing users to expand on storage without spending much money. Apart from the SanDisk Extreme microSD cards there is an SD card and Compact Flash card up for grabs too.Buy SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter – Was $68, now just $43.19Buy SanDisk 512GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter – Was $200, now just $139.99Some SD card on discount are as follows:SanDisk 512GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card – Was $250, now just $159.99Last but not the least, the Compact Flash card on sale:Buy SanDisk Extreme PRO 256GB CompactFlash Memory Card UDMA 7 Speed Up To 160MB/s – Was $247, now just $187.98Even after the discount, these cards will still set you back quite a bit of money. That’s because these aren’t your average forms of memory to get the job done. These are extremely fast and can handle 4K video at a very high bitrate without breaking a sweat. Basically, if you have a full-frame camera that can record 4K video, then these options are going to be your best friends.last_img read more

ASUS ZenFone 6 with Flip Camera Goes on Sale for 52999 Free

first_imgWe have seen some amazing offers in the ongoing Mid-Year Sale. From 4K laser projectors to the latest OnePlus 7 Pro, there has been a lot of discounts to go through. One of the earlier offers was, however, on ASUS ZenFone 6. This product isn’t widely available through the phone maker, but many are interested in buying this powerhouse of an Android phone that comes with a motorized popup camera.While ASUS ZenFone 6 may be getting attention because of its flip camera, the latest flagship smartphone is more than just a motorized camera. A performance powerhouse, the phone also features quite a big battery to last you throughout the day, even if you play games and watch videos for hours on end.  “The flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is the fastest ever, so you’ll never lack for raw processing or graphics power,” ASUS claims and users and reviewers agree! Featuring up to 8GB of memory and up to 256GB storage, ZenFone 6 is fast becoming the talk of the town.Get the latest ZenFone with flip camera for just $529.99 (48 pieces left)But, we will admit. The pop-up camera has a charm of its own. The ultrawide camera setup comes with real-time distortion correction and free-angle shooting. With this new camera, ASUS is packing a 48MP Sony IMX586 camera along with a 13MP ultra-wide sensor on both the front and back. A fancy camera setup, killer battery, and extreme performance, ASUS ZenFone 6 has truly become the must-have Android phone of the season. Thanks to the ongoing mid-year sale, you can now get the phone for $529.99 (valid for 97 48 pieces).ASUS ZenFone 6 complete specs list (global version):6.4-inch true full-screen with Gorilla Glass 6Up to 92% screen-to-body ratioNo notch, no punch-holeInnovate flip camera with dual lens | front and rear 48MP SONY IMX586 + 13MP ultrawideEquipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU, latest 7nm process octa-core, up to 8GB RAM (6GB + 64GB in this promo)Adreno 640 GPU, 25% GPU performance improved than the Qualcomn Kryo 3855000mAh battery, no need to charge your phone every daySupports dual nano SIM cardsExternal memory: 2TB (not included)Android 9 PieWant to get your hands on ASUS ZenFone 6? We are definitely not judging if you are doing this only because of that dancing camera…Head over here to get ASUS ZenFone6 for just $529.99 Share Tweet Submitcenter_img Note: ASUS released a “ZenFone 6” back in 2014, which might still be available on some reseller sites, so look out for the motorized camera before hitting the “Add to Cart” button… Free shipping offer is valid for several countries, including the US, UK, UAE, China, France, and Germany. Please confirm (on the product page) before placing the order if you can get it delivered for free to your region, as well. More products on discount:Blockbuster Mid-Year Sale Brings Discount on the Latest OnePlus 7 (Free Shipping)Super Summer Deal: Get discount on the latest OnePlus 7 ProXiaomi Mijia Ultra-Short Throw 4K Laser Projector Goes on Flash Sale for $1999.99 (Free Shipping)Discounts on Smart TV Box: Includes Beelink GT, Alfawise A8X, moreAmazing Discount on smartphones, includes Huawei P30 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9, & moreXiaomi Wemax ONE PRO Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector Goes on Sale for $1819 (Free Shipping)last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. News | July 19, 2012 Medic Vision Partners With Atlantis Worldwide for U.S. Distribution of SafeCT SafeCT delivers diagnostic quality CT images using iterative image reconstruction News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more center_img Related Content Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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 News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more July 19, 2012 — Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd., a producer of iterative image reconstruction solutions for medical imaging, has selected Atlantis Worldwide LLC, a full-service provider of diagnostic imaging systems, as its exclusive partner to distribute the SafeCT image enhancement system to hospitals and imaging centers throughout the United States.“We are excited to offer an affordable way for hospitals and imaging centers to use low-dose protocols without compromising quality,” said Atlantis Worldwide CEO Jeff Weiss. “SafeCT provides our customers with an add-on system that will deliver enhanced image quality from low-dose scans without having to replace their equipment. It’s a great alternative to what OEMs offer radiology practices.”SafeCT is a ready, universal add-on solution for computed tomography (CT) scanners manufactured by GE, Siemens, Toshiba and Philips. Based on proprietary, patented image reconstruction technology and sophisticated volumetric algorithms, SafeCT delivers the diagnostic quality images that radiologists require. A single SafeCT system provides SNR- (signal-to-ratio) enhanced imaging functionality to multiple CT scanners from different manufacturers, starting with four-slice and higher systems.”Our partnership with Atlantis Worldwide ensures that SafeCT is broadly available and that diagnostic quality images from low-dose CT scans are a viable option for medical imaging practices across the United States, regardless of size or budget,” said Medic Vision CEO Eyal Aharon.For more information: www.medicvision.com, www.atlantisworldwide.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | September 24, 2013 Nucletron Introduces Esteya Electronic Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer Esteya electronic brachytherapy mimics proven high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy by bringing a small X-ray source very close to the cancerous site Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more September 24, 2013 — Nucletron, an Elekta company has launched Esteya, a new approach for treating patients with skin cancer.Esteya electronic brachytherapy mimics proven high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy by bringing a small X-ray source very close to the cancerous site, enabling the local application of radiation for effective treatment. Esteya requires only minimal room shielding, allowing the treatment to occur virtually anywhere patients are seen.One of the first installations of Esteya in the United States is scheduled to occur in November 2013. Michael Kasper, M.D., a radiation oncologist at Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Lynn Cancer Institute, said implementation of Esteya at a satellite clinic of the hospital will help bring HDR brachytherapy to more patients.”Accessibility is the main advantage,” he observes. “Esteya has a compact design and reduced shielding requirements, which will enable us to move it throughout the clinic. We’ll be able to offer the HDR brachytherapy option to more people. Electronic brachytherapy also offers short treatment times and convenient and effective dosing.”For more information: www.Esteya.com News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more center_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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.  News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Raspberry Pi 4 is up for sale at 35 with 64bit ARM

first_imgToday, the Raspberry Pi 4 model is up for sale, starting at $35. It has a 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU, three memory options of up to 4GB, full-throughput gigabit Ethernet, Dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, a complete compatibility with earlier Raspberry Pi products and more. Eben Upton, Chief Executive at Raspberry Pi Trading has said that “This is a comprehensive upgrade, touching almost every element of the platform.” This is the first Raspberry Pi product available offline, since the opening of their store in Cambridge, UK. What’s new in Raspberry Pi 4? New Raspberry Pi silicon Previous Raspberry Pi models are based on 40nm silicon. However, the new Raspberry Pi 4 is a complete re-implementation of BCM283X on 28nm. The power saving delivered by the smaller process geometry has enabled the use of Cortex-A72 core, which has a 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM. The Cortex-A72 core can execute more instructions per clock, yielding four times performance improvement, over Raspberry Pi 3B+, depending on the benchmark. New Raspbian software The new Raspbian software provides numerous technical improvements, along with an extensively modernized user interface, and updated applications including the Chromium 74 web browser. For Raspberry Pi 4, the Raspberry team has retired the legacy graphics driver stack used on previous models and opted for the Mesa “V3D” driver. It offers benefits like OpenGL-accelerated web browsing and desktop composition, and also eliminates roughly half of the lines of closed-source code in the platform. Raspberry Pi 4 memory options For the first time, Raspberry Pi 4 is offering a choice of memory capacities, as shown below: All three variants of the new Raspberry Pi model have been launched. The entry-level Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is priced at 35$, excluding sales tax, import duty, and shipping. Additional improvements in Raspberry Pi 4 Power Raspberry Pi 4 has USB-C as the power connector, which will support an extra 500mA of current, ensuring 1.2A for downstream USB devices, even under heavy CPU load. Video The previous type-A HDMI connector has been replaced with a pair of type-D HDMI connectors, so as to accommodate dual display output within the existing board footprint. Ethernet and USB The Gigabit Ethernet magjack has been moved to the top right of the board, hence simplifying the PCB routing. The 4-pin Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connector is in the same location, thus Raspberry Pi 4 remains compatible with the PoE HAT. The Ethernet controller on the main SoC is connected to an external Broadcom PHY, thus providing full throughput. USB is provided via an external VLI controller, connected over a single PCI Express Gen 2 lane, and providing a total of 4Gbps of bandwidth, shared between the four ports. The Raspberry Pi 4 model has the LPDDR4 memory technology, with triple bandwidth. It has also upgraded the video decode, 3D graphics, and display output to support 4Kp60 throughput. Onboard Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express controllers have been added to address the non-multimedia I/O limitations of the previous devices. Image Source: Raspberry Pi blog New Raspberry Pi 4 accessories Due to the connector and form-factor changes, Raspberry Pi 4 has the requirement of new accessories. The Raspberry Pi 4 has its own case, priced at $5. It also has developed a suitable 5V/3A power supply, which is priced at $8 and is available in the UK, European, North American and Australian plug formats. The Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit is also available and priced at $120. While the earlier Raspberry Pi models will be available in the market, Upton has mentioned that Raspberry Pi will continue to build these models as long as there’s a demand for them. Users are quite ecstatic with the availability of Raspberry Pi 4 and many have already placed orders for it. A user on Reddit comments, “Very nice. Gigabit LAN and 4GB memory is opening it up to a hell of a lot more use cases. I’ve been tempted by some of the Pi’s higher-specced competitors like the Pine64, but didn’t want to lose out on the huge community behind the Pi. This seems like the best of both worlds to me.” A user on Hacker News says that “Oh my! This is such a crazy upgrade. I’ve been using the RPI2 as my HTPC/NAS at my folks, and I’m so happy with it. I was itching to get the last one for myself. USB 3.0! Gigabit Ethernet! WiFi 802.11ac, BT 5.0, 4GB RAM! 4K! $55 at most?! What the!? How the??! I know I’m not maintaining decorum at Hacker News, but I am SO mighty, MIGHTY excited! I’m setting up a VPN to hook this (when I get it) to my VPS and then do a LOT of fun stuff back and forth, remotely, and with the other RPI at my folks.” Another comment reads “This is absolutely great. The RPi was already exceptional for its price point, and this version seems to address the few problems it had (lack of Gigabit, USB speed and RAM capacity) and add onto it even more features. It almost seems too good to be true. Can’t wait!” Another user says that “I’m most excited about the modern A72 cores, upgraded hardware decode, and up to 4 GB RAM. They really listened and delivered what most people wanted in a next gen RPi.” For more details, head over to the Raspberry Pi official blog. Read Next You can now install Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi 3 Setting up a Raspberry Pi for a robot – Headless by Default [Tutorial] Introducing Strato Pi: An industrial Raspberry Pilast_img read more

SeaWorld Allin with conservation and going strong with Park to Planet mission

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Park to Planet, SeaWorld TORONTO — There’s a lot more awareness in recent years of SeaWorld’s conservation work. But even the most dedicated SeaWorld fan – or SeaWorld-selling agent – might not realize just how committed SeaWorld is to helping animals across the globe. It’s the company’s mission and SeaWorld says it wants to inspire others to take action and join in its efforts to help save animals and the places they call home.It’s all part of SeaWorld’s ‘Park to Planet’ ethos, and it’s a driving force behind everything the company does.“Every day, SeaWorld educates and excites park guests, creating meaningful experiences,” says Travis Claytor, Corporate Director, Communications for SeaWorld Parks.SeaWorld has been a global leader in marine animal care and welfare, education, conservation, research and rescue for more than five decades. In those years SeaWorld has rescued more than 33,000 animals in need including those that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned.Not surprisingly, the SeaWorld rescue team is on call 24/7, 365 days a year, giving animals – many of them threatened or endangered – a second chance at life. And SeaWorld’s Animal Health and Rescue Center is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to provide the best possible care for ill or injured wildlife.While there’s never a slow week for rescue efforts, this year’s particularly powerful Karenia brevis algae bloom – better known as red tide – has kept the team in high gear.The Sunshine State’s beloved Florida manatees are herbivores and algae eaters and that makes them particularly vulnerable to red tide.The first manatee impacted by red tide arrived at SeaWorld in May. Working together with partners including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and as part of the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership, SeaWorld’s critical care facility has taken in 15 red tide-affected manatees to date, while readying supplies and equipment for red tide related rescues and treatment in the coming months. Thirteen of those red tide manatees have survived thanks to their efforts.Throughout 2018 SeaWorld has helped rescued and cared for 64 manatees. It’s the highest number of manatee rescues ever in a single year – and there are still months to go.SeaWorld Orlando has also helped close to 2,000 sea turtles over the past 30 years. Last February, the Orlando rescue team returned 17 rehabilitated, endangered sea turtles to the Atlantic Ocean.Over the past 30 years SeaWorld has helped thousands of sea turtles, which often need help due to ocean pollution including discarded fishing line, hooks and plastic bags. Other challenges facing sea turtles include red tide and ‘cold stun’, a condition that often paralyzes sea turtles during the colder winter months.2018 © SeaWorld ParksSeaWorld is taking action in other ways too. Starting in 2011 SeaWorld eliminated the use of plastic shopping bags in the park’s gift shops. The company also recently announced the removal of all single-use plastic drinking straws and coffee stirrers.SeaWorld is also continuing to invest in more renewable energy, such as the recently launched solar array at Aquatica San Diego, which is expected to generate 80 to 90% of its power from solar energy. SeaWorld also lowered its greenhouse gas emissions by 9% from 2014 to 2017 and improved recycling of waste materials by more than 50% over the same period.There’s also SeaWorld and Busch Gardens’ education programs, along with its shark conservation partnership with marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey and a partnership with OCEARCH.The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is a non -profit organization that supports wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue and conservation education around the world.  Since its creation in 2003, the Fund has granted more than $16.5 million to more than 1,250 projects on all seven continents across the globe.SeaWorld is all-in with conservation and going strong.Watch for more SeaWorld coverage in the Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 issues of Travelweek, focusing on recently unveiled attractions for 2018, and what’s coming for 2019.center_img Share Friday, October 26, 2018 SeaWorld: All-in with conservation and going strong with ‘Park to Planet’ missionlast_img read more

Grupo Nación serves up a cooking school

first_imgWhat Sabores calls its classroom is actually a spacious kitchen with stainless steel and cutting-edge stoves, ovens and tools that make it seem more like a five-star restaurant than a school. It’s surrounded on three sides by large glass windows that allow visitors to watch gastronomy in progress. Still, the learning environment is intimate. Each class has a maximum of 12 students along with two instructors. “We don’t want big classes. Why? To facilitate better understanding, personalize the experience, and allow people to feel comfortable cooking,” Castiñeira said.Sabores offers classes for a wide range of people, from lifelong foodies to complete amateurs. For those who want the full experience, the school gives classes at three different levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. Three-hour classes are held once a week for eight weeks, and are available in morning, afternoon or night sessions at $480 for the whole shebang. Chefs from around the world with years of experience teach lessons on presentation, technique, flavor and the execution of a meal. The school also offers more intensive courses on specific international cuisines, which last only a couple of sessions and run between $120 and $220. Want to learn how to cook Lebanese food? Gluten-free treats? Want to understand the difference between Malbec and Cabernet? Whatever excites your palate, Sabores likely has a class to satisfy it. In addition to high-quality utensils, cooking technology and instruction, the school also provides students with the highest quality ingredients to make their meals. The cost includes the cleanup process as well: Students aren’t even required to do their own dishes.Despite all the frills, the school is currently unrecognized by the Education Ministry and lacks accreditation from the government. In fact, Coronado’s Culinary Trainer School is the only school in the country certified to produce professional chefs.For Sabores to become an accredited institution, it would need the support of the Education Ministry and certification from the Pan-American Forum of Gastronomic Professional Associations. This involves rigorous evaluation of the curriculum and the entire program, and requires all instructors to be certified.Sabores administrators acknowledge the school is geared toward those with a passion for gastronomy, not toward aspiring professional chefs. Still, the school seems to bode well for Costa Rica’s culinary competence.Whether its students go on to become certified chefs or not, Coronado sees it as a good thing. “Costa Rica is missing a lot, and Sabores is a necessary platform to increase gastronomic interests in the country,” she said. Facebook Comments Crab simmers with spices and vegetables. Lindsay Fendt From the print editionComing down the San José-Santa Ana highway toward Escazú, the bright, modern building is unmistakable. It’s giant letters spell out “Sabores,” announcing the entrance of a new gastronomy center and cooking school and perhaps a new chapter in culinary education in Costa Rica – a country not often associated with achievement in the kitchen. “We’re pretty bad and we need to raise the bar,” said Carolina Coronado, founder of the Culinary Trainer School, referring to the quality of the country’s restaurants. “Sabores has helped the people do this by awakening desires for the people who want to learn and be better in the kitchen.”Opened in early August, the Sabores Center of Gastronomy is also a final piece in the Sabores cooking empire, owned by Grupo Nación. Already behind a regular TV show, website and the most popular cooking magazine in the country (170,000 readers pick it up weekly), Sabores now has its own training ground. “We were missing the experience part,” Carlos Castiñeira, manager of the gastronomy center, said. “You can read about it and you can watch the show, but now you have the opportunity to live it.”The modern, two-story building contains one classroom and one auditorium that seats 36 students. Although it has no podium, it does feature a European-style kitchen, complete with top-of-the-line culinary technology. The kitchen also doubles as set for the occasional TV shoot.  No related posts.last_img read more