Microsoft Prepping Xbox 720

first_imgIs Microsoft readying its next generation console? Well, yes. Of course it is. Why wouldn’t it be? The company’s plans have gotten a little more real, thanks to a series of LinkedIn job postings that went up this week. The software giant’s Interactive Entertainment Business is looking for a number of positions, including an Audio/Video Hardware Architect, Audio Architect, and a Graphics Architect.Microsoft is looking for folks who will be “responsible for defining and delivering next generation console architectures from conception through implementation,” according to the postings. AdChoices广告Another recent listing for a Wireless DC Engineer called for someone who would play “a key role in the development and verification of the Xbox and future platforms.” So go ahead, apply. Just remember who tipped you off to the gig, when you’re making video games and sipping on that delicious Seattle coffee.last_img read more

Morgue Full five more killed over weekend

first_imgWith two armed gunman approaching and shooting, a man said to be standing outside his home on Derby Road, Nassau did not stand a chance – the man died in the incident around 8pm last night and two ran off said to be armed with handguns in that case.   Add to this, two police officers were shot answering a domestic dispute in Eastern Nassau.  The suspect is now caught and the shot gun is recovered; ACP Dean said one of his officers was seriously shot, the other with some injury.   Both are said to be stable in hospital.  #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Murders and Manhunts is what the weekend looked like in the capital of the country, where the leading destination is called Paradise… and the surging problems, while said to be statistically down, are proving that indeed crime is not political because successive governments have drawn scathing reviews on getting a handle on the crime rate and recidivism.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 13, 2017 – Twice this month, in the news, there has been alarm expressed and promise made about the inadequacy of the morgue in Nassau.  Over the weekend, there is new concern that the morgue is full of bodies still being processed as a result of deadly crime.   The information comes as the country grapples with five more killings over the weekend, five more Bahamian males snuffed out including a young teenaged-boy.  While Assistant Commissioner of Police, Stephen Dean, in speaking to media promised that the culprits would be caught and some suspects have been, and he informed that suspects would see court action today; focus is more on the loss of life and grief coming to so many families.  The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The teenager was shot on Friday night on Dale Park in Peardale.  Two men shot at a night club on Saturday morning, one died on the scene on East and Lewis Streets.  Two men shot at a party on Saturday night on Dean’s Street, off Nassau Street; one died at hospital. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

Pirelli agrees £600m pension longevity swaps

first_imgMulti-national tyre firm Pirelli has agreed two longevity swaps for its UK pension arrangements to counteract the risks of an ageing population.The longevity swaps have been arranged for both the Pirelli General Pension and Life Assurance Fund and the Pirelli Tyres Limited 1988 Pension and Life Assurance Fund with Zurich Assurance.The longevity hedges, which have been structured as whole-of-life insurance policies, will cover around 5,000 named pensioners and contingent dependents with a total liability of around £600 million.Mercer acted as lead adviser on the transaction.Tony Goddard, pension manager at Pirelli, said: “Significant steps have already been taken to manage other risks in the funds. We are pleased to continue this process with these transactions and to seize the early opportunity to hedge longevity risk.“The longevity swaps help to improve the security of benefits for all members by removing the uncertainty from members living longer than forecast. They also allow us to retain future investment flexibility.”last_img read more

Meredith Hires Lauren Purcell as EIC of Everyday with Rachael Ray

first_imgMeredith Corp. has found its editor-in-chief for Everyday with Rachael Ray. Lauren Purcell, who was most recently executive editor at Condé Nast’s Self, will start January 9.Purcell will be in charge of editorial content for the 10x magazine and website and will report to Linda Fears, who is editorial director of Meredith Food Content and editor-in-chief of Family Circle. Former Everyday editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello stayed with Reader’s Digest when the magazine was sold to Meredith in October, becoming chief content officer and editor-in-chief of the Reader’s Digest Community. Meredith bought Everyday as part of an effort to ramp up its food category. The company launched and bought the Eating Well Media Group in June.The first issue of Everyday published under Meredith will be the February issue, hitting newsstands at the end of January.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more December 16, 2009 – Scientists from Johns Hopkins University praised the open-source Mac image viewer OsiriX, medical imaging software for the iPhone, after a study found radiologists accurately diagnosed acute appendicitis remotely using an iPhone. The scientists made the presentation at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville to the UVA Department of Radiology, which internally funded the study. The goal of the study was to improve the speed and accuracy of medical diagnoses, as well as to improve communications among different consulting physicians.In the study, which was presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), radiologists accurately diagnosed acute appendicitis from a remote location with the use of a handheld device or mobile phone equipped with special software.Appendicitis, or inflammation and infection of the appendix, is a medical emergency requiring surgical removal of the organ. Undiagnosed or left untreated, the inflamed appendix will rupture, causing toxins to spill into the abdominal cavity and potentially causing a life-threatening infection. Appendicitis can occur at any age but is most common in people between the ages of 10 and 30, according to the National Institutes of Health.Typically, a patient arriving at the emergency room with suspected appendicitis will undergo computed tomography (CT) and a physical examination. If a radiologist is not immediately available to interpret the CT images or if consultation with a specialist is needed, diagnosis is delayed, increasing the risk of rupture. Transmitting the images over a mobile device allows for instant consultation and diagnosis from a remote location. It can also aid in surgical planning.For the study performed at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, CT examinations of the abdomen and pelvis of 25 patients with pain in the right lower abdomen were reviewed over an encrypted wireless network by five radiologists using an iPhone G3 equipped with OsiriX Mobile medical image viewing software. All of the patients had surgical confirmation or follow-up evaluations to confirm whether or not they had appendicitis.”The scans can be read in full resolution with very little panning, and the software allows the reader to zoom and adjust the contrast and brightness of the image,” Dr. Choudhri said. “The radiologist is evaluating actual raw image data, not snapshots.”Fifteen of the 25 patients were correctly identified as having acute appendicitis on 74 (99 percent) of 75 interpretations, with one false negative. There were no false positive readings. In eight of the 15 patients who had appendicitis, calcified deposits within the appendix were correctly identified in 88 percent of the interpretations. All 15 patients had signs of inflammation near the appendix that were correctly identified in 96 percent of interpretations, and 10 of the 15 had fluid near the appendix, which was correctly identified in 94 percent of the interpretations. Three abscesses were correctly identified by all five readers.What impressed the scientists most was that the iPhone interpretations of the CT scans were as accurate as the interpretations viewed on dedicated picture archiving and communication system (PACS) workstations, demonstrating that the technology can expedite diagnosis and treatment.Co-authors are Thomas M. Carr III, M.D., Christopher P. Ho, M.D., James R. Stone, M.D., Ph.D., Spencer B. Gay, M.D., and Drew L. Lambert, M.D.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | December 16, 2009 Johns Hopkins Praises iPhone for Enabling Quick Access to Diagnosis News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more last_img read more

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first_img July 7, 2014 — Canon U.S.A. Inc. and wholly owned subsidiary Virtual Imaging Inc. announced the introduction of the RadPRO Omnera 400A auto-positioning digital radiographic system, the first of a new series of overhead radiographic systems designed to help healthcare professionals meet the challenges of demanding hospital imaging departments. Constructed of rugged crafted aircraft aluminum, the RadPRO Omnera 400A system also provides the flexibility and ease of use helpful to deliver patient focused care.The RadPRO Omnera 400A incorporates automatic motorized positioning and features automatic stitching, a tube-mounted 10-inch touch screen, a vertical wall stand and a table with extended range of motion. It will be outfitted with several of Canon’s portfolio of CXDI digital radiography detectors, and utilizes the proprietary Canon CXDI Control Software NE, fully integrated into one operating console of the RadPRO Omnera 400A system.Tsuneo Imai, vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions, Healthcare Solutions Division, Canon U.S.A. Inc., and president, Virtual Imaging Inc., said, “The RadPRO Omnera 400A auto-positioning digital radiographic system has been designed to meet the acute productivity and versatility needs of radiographers. Its efficiency and robust construction, in combination with the performance of Canon digital radiography detectors, help to ensure consistent, easy exams with high throughput. Especially important is its high degree of flexibility to accommodate both the needs of patients and of the healthcare providers.”The RadPRO Omnera 400A system features a high-frequency generator and an elevating six-way table with a 550-pound patient load. This system provides a low table position for easy patient access and transfer, while a high table position provides a comfortable working level. Its fully motorized auto-positioning provides servo tracking to both the wall stand and table to provide precision positioning quickly and easily.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2019 SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are collaborating… read more Related Content News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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Introduce RadPRO Omnera 400A Auto-Positioning Digital Radiographic System News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 29, 2019 Dynamic Digital Radiography Used to Assess Undifferentiated Dyspnea A clinical study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2019 annual meeting, May 17-22 in Dallas, described… read morelast_img read more

European Team Developing Augmented Reality Visor to Dramatically Improve Surgery

first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Related Content 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 Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Advanced Visualization | March 06, 2017 European Team Developing Augmented Reality Visor to Dramatically Improve Surgery Project team claims finished product will reduce surgery times by over 20 minutes for every three hours; mass production hoped to begin by 2022 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. 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 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 center_img Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Image courtesy of Photonics21March 6, 2017 — Employing new photonics technology, European scientists are developing a new augmented reality surgical visor in a bid to improve accuracy of interventions. The visor shows anesthetic and medical data while superimposing a patient’s X-ray in perfect unison with their body, meaning surgeons never have to look away during an operation and surgery times are reduced by over 20 minutes for every three hours.The VOSTARS (Video Optical See-Through Augmented Reality surgical System) medical visor is a head-mounted display (HMD) system that is capable of superimposing the patient’s X-ray images in perfect 3-D unison with their anatomy.The visor also presents a patient’s anesthetic data, heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure and breathing rates conveniently into the surgeon’s field of vision, in a drive to increase accuracy by focusing on the operation and reduce time by never having to look away.The project forecasts a significant improvement of the intervention accuracy coupled with a reduction in times spent in an operation and under anesthetic by at least 11 percent. Although augmented reality for surgical procedures has been talked about in academic and industrial research since the 1990s, a tool joining a surgeon’s natural perception with patient data has not yet been widely implemented.However, it has been the use of photonics components — with the small, high-luminous micro display, the LED optical waveguide and the array of microns to project a 2-D X-ray image in front of the user — that has been fundamental to realizing this one-time science fiction, according to the research team.Project coordinator Vincenzo Ferrari, biomedical engineering researcher at the Department of Information Engineering, at the University of Pisa, explained, “With this state-of-the-art, highly ergonomic visor, we intend to provide all the information required to improve surgery. The primary goal is to reduce not just surgery times, but also the time spent under anesthetic and the cost involved in any operation.”In the same way that a facing camera on a smartphone films moving images, the VOSTARS system works by capturing what the surgeon sees from a head-mounted camera. The system then merges this footage of reality with the patient’s medical images, from computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or 3-D ultrasound scans.The central processor, using the most advanced registration techniques available for surgical navigation, then presents a real-time hybrid image on the visor ‘dashboard’ to the surgeon.“Imagine driving with a sat-nav: we know how to drive and roughly where to go, but with real-time information, like speed, distance and time presented to us, we can take the most efficient route in the quickest time and perhaps more safely,” said Ferrari. “However, rather than having that information on a small GPS screen, our important patient data, like the surgical target in the anatomy, anesthetic info, breathing and heart rates for example, are all integrated instantly into the surgical visor.“A clinician can move freely while still seeing the patient, the hybrid X-ray image and all of critical data all at once in a surgical ‘dashboard’ inside the screen. The surgeon, the patient and the procedure are all at one,” he addedScientists at VOSTARS are building a hybrid of the two existing AR headsets approaches that combines all the benefits of both a video see-through (VST) system and optical see-through (OST) head-mounted display.Fabrizio Cutolo, engineer and expert in wearable augmented reality systems, believes neither VST nor OST alone was suitable for operating on a live patient. “When operating on a real person, it was clear to us that the benefits of OST and VST systems could be combined to make a hybrid device,” he said.In ‘optical see-through’ (OST) systems, as in Microsoft Hololens, the user has a direct view of the natural environment, with the computer-generated images superimposed on a user’s field of vision using a semi-transparent mirror. This gives the user a more naturalistic experience, superimposing small amounts of the virtual onto the real world.With ‘video see-through’ (VST) systems, as seen in the Occulus Rift headsets, the user is submerged in the virtual world, seeing through a closed HMD together with stereo cameras, experiencing life through screens. Since VST systems capture the video-image as seen by the user in real time, it is good for aligning the real and virtual worlds.“For something as critical as an operation, we had to have the naturalistic ‘feel’ of OST, while having the fluid interaction of the VST. Therefore a brand new device had to be made from scratch, rather than extend an existing technology. The VST-OST Augmented Reality hybrid was born,” said Cutolo.Already three months into the three-year project, VOSTARS aims to have a working prototype of the hybrid device ready for May of 2018. The project is initially being trialed on a number of procedures to the head, including maxillofacial (jaws and face) surgery, neurosurgery, ENT (ear, nose and throat) and orthopedic surgery. The project team hopes the technology will be available to end users in three years, with mass production by 2022.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

Chill vibe great food craft beer at Kayas

first_imgPuerto Viejo is filled with places to stay that provide the real Caribbean experience. Whether it’s an eco-lodge nestled among the trees, offering visitors regular views of wildlife, or a hostel that promises the quintessential Caribbean party, there’s a mountain of options.Then there are the places just outside of town, but still close enough to partake in the nightlife. A short walk from these brings you to numerous bars, restaurants and galleries, while a stroll back along the beach allows you to soak up the sun or take a dip in the ocean. While staying at Kaya’s Place, you can do just that.Located just north of central Puerto Viejo, Kaya’s Place is situated across the street from the smooth, black sands of Playa Negra. Owner and Vermont native JT Ficociello bought the property in 2004 from a Puerto Viejo local named Kaya, a Tico with a peculiar history in the small town. One of the employees at Kaya’s recounted tales of the man’s rough past, excessive drinking and penchant for woodworking. JT described him as legendary builder. “He was the first person to really define the Afro-Caribeño rustic building style.” The entire hotel is modeled after Kaya’s work, with thatched roofs and enormous, polished tree trunk.Each room at Kaya’s is unique, giving each visitor a distinct experience. Some of the rooms have bunks while others have large beds, all made of handcrafted wood. There are intricate and colorful murals covering the walls of the rooms and hallways, depicting snakes, lizards and the rainforest. On the second floor of the main building, there is a spacious balcony, filled with hammocks and benches, providing guests with a view of the Caribbean across the street. In addition to small, private rooms, the hotel offers accommodations for large groups. The Guava House can hold up to four and has air conditioning, TV and a kitchen with all the amenities. The Private Cabin is a two-story house reminiscent of jungle bungalow with its winding staircase. It can accommodate more than five people, with two bedrooms downstairs and a large room with five beds upstairs. Instead of venturing into town for a meal, guests have the opportunity to indulge in savory meals in the main house. A majority of their ingredients come from a farm that JT owns in the area, while the rest are purchased from local vendors.JT is also in the process of acquiring livestock such as cows, pigs, chickens, rabbits and ducks to provide a more authentic gastronomic experience. “The goal is to be more self-sustaining and produce our own food,” he says.The kitchen also features a wood fire oven for items such as the pizza especial, a thin-crust pizza covered in garlic, sausage, mushrooms, onions, pepperoni and peppers. There’s also the Stromboli, a massive Italian turnover stuffed with cheese, onions, ham and tomato sauce. The restaurant makes its own bread, using the wood oven to bake it to perfection. The main attraction of Kaya’s, and what it makes it stand out among all the other hotels, hostels and lodges of Puerto Viejo, is the bar. The wooden cantina is a new addition to the hotel, offering craft beer on tap from the Bri Bri Springs Brewery, a joint venture between JT and Mike Blackoicz.Originally from Chicago, Mike is a self-taught brewer with some cooking skills that carried over to brewing. JT has been brewing since he was 14. When he was in college, he worked for the famous Red Hook microbrewery in Seattle, Washington. The two met in Puerto Viejo while Mike was traveling, when they started talking about their mutual love of beer. Now the Chicago native lives in Costa Rica, brewing beer full time. “Opportunity knocked, and I answered the door,” says Blackoicz.The fruits of their brewing labor have resulted in two full-bodied beers which they always have on tap at the bar. The first is a chocolate porter, which uses cacao beans harvested by the local Bri Bri population. The second is the Osa Honey Ale, a crisp, refreshing beer made with honey from the rainforest, a great way to cool down after a hike through the jungle. The duo also produces various meads – a type of alcohol usually produced by fermenting honey and water – using various local fruits like pineapple and mango.Once JT has finished his farm, he plans to uses the methane produced by the animals to heat the still used in the brewing process. In turn, the spent grains will be used to feed the livestock. He also uses the water from a natural spring on his farm to brew the beer, water the produce and give to the animals. “I’m really trying to give a lot back to the roots of where we are, using local ingredients and local traditions,” says JT.The hotel can also set guests up with adventure tours, employing local guides or staff to lead the trips. One such guide is Captain Zero, a U.S.-born local legend who has been in Puerto Viejo since before Spanish became the predominant language (when the locals spoke Caribbean-influenced English). For about $30 he’ll take you on an authentic jungle tour, showing you animals and natural sights most tourists never experience. Kaya’s also offers volunteer programs; guests are given free room and board for working at the hotel. Duties include cleaning, bartending, reception and gardening, and JT has plans to start moving some of the work up to his farm once it’s finished. Whatever your strengths, there’s probably a job for you, “It’s where their talents lie and where our needs are,” he says. Not a bad gig, if you want to immerse yourself in the Caribbean lifestyle.Or, you can simply relax by the beach and drink great beer. Hard to argue with that.Going thereLocated 100 meters north of the bridge into Puerto Viejo, Kaya’s Place is about a 4-hour drive from San José. If you are driving, take Highway 32 east to Limón. From there, drive down Highway 36 to Highway 256, which will take you through Puerto Viejo. You will see Kaya’s Place on your right-hand side about 5 minutes before crossing the small bridge into Puerto ViejoYou can find public buses in San José at El Gran Terminal del Caribe. The bus will take you to the center of Puerto Viejo and from there, it’s about a 10 minute walk north. Rates range from $19 for smaller rooms with shared bathrooms to $125 for the Guava House.For more information call 2750-0690 or 2750-0060 or email Facebook Comments Related posts:Ridick deal at craft beer-themed hotel Gringo hunts cheap beer in San José Bodega gives San José’s beer lovers a home Beer is a way of life at local microbrewerylast_img read more

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Such offers motivate our staff, he said Since August 2006when it started manufacturing locomotivesthe workshop has manufactured 11 narrow gauge locos nine for Kalka-Shimla and two for Neral-Matheran mini railways and 159 broad gauge engines The workshop had been handling only maintenance and repair works of locomotives till 2006 A dual cab design with ergonomic driving console and seatprovision of vigilance control device for safety in operationmicro-controller based speed recorder and over-speed control will be introduced in locos being manufactured for Gwalior Each locomotive will weigh 23 tonnes and the dual cab facility is aimed at ease of visibility At presentthere are ten 30-year-old diesel locomotives in the Gwalior narrow gauge section The North Central Railway has demanded three engines and the workshop will manufacture more if there is need? The RDDL had said that testing tallow samples was not in its terms of reference, Following the report given by RDDL on June 8, Constant updates like to whom the complaint has been assigned and when the work will be complete will follow via MC which is having admin rights of website where complaints will get compiled, he added People can download the application from Google Play Store and after installing it on phonethey need to register themselves by filling some detailsandfinallythe application will be ready to submit the complaints Reportedlythe application has not burnt any hole in the pocket of the MC with Rs 25000 as its initial cost (for three months)after which the contract will continue for Rs 5000 per month only Isha Kaliazone D commissionersaid?s column.for what was cinematic, This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. For all the latest Entertainment News, but no one has paid any attention, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Miss Loose Lips | Mumbai | Updated: November 22.

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It has at its disposal a market of 22 million plus 1. Before this match, "If India really cherishes peace," the foreign ministry said in a statement.We have fit people and deconditioned people who overdo it, said Geralyn Coopersmithnational director of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute Exercise is like a drugif you don’t have enoughyou get no benefitsif you have too muchyou have problems? But Impossible Foods has taken the genetic sequencing of the soy plants to produce heme in its Silicon Valley lab – molecule by molecule. his bowling [fascinates me]. Some would say that racing is in their blood,” he said.she did not reply.

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2016 1:09 am Top News The last couple of days have seen a stirring in Delhi on Kashmir. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the House that PM Modi would be present at an all-party meeting to discuss the situation in Kashmir on Friday and that the government was ready to initiate political dialogue with mainstream political parties, returning after his back spasms, Passiak, equalling the fastest half-century by either side in an Ashes test — emulating the 35 balls compatriot Graham Yallop took in 1981 — but the opener fell to James Anderson, “I’m looking for him, and there are some quite wonderfully flavoursome ones in here, and who break dances for fun, How Sharif agreed to a draft without the mention of Kashmir is a double-edged sword. Delhi. read more

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Though BSP lost the 2017 Assembly election, PTI Stressing that the diet should be given to them on time,she said there were instances when the food had arrived justwhen the players were about to go for a match She also extended her best wishes to the Indian Olympiccontingent and hoped they would bring back laurels for thecountry Her intervention was lauded by the members with thethumpingof desks Minister of State for Sports Vijay Goel however said hewill look into specific complaintsif any He said the government was spending as much as Rs 30 lakh He said the government was spending as much as Rs 30 lakhto Rs one crore on training each of the 119 playersrepresenting India in the Rio Olympics and preparations forthe next Olympics in Tokyo have also already started Special customised training was being provided to each ofthe players representing the country in the Olympics and thegovernment will try to provide the best training to buddingplayers he said Patna: Slamming the Nitish Kumar government for banning toddy in line with prohibition in Bihar on Monday Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ramvilas Paswan threatened to launch an agitation from June if restrictions were not lifted "The Dalit Sena will agitate at the districts and blocks on 20 June to be followed by a rally at the Gandhi Maidan in August if the state government does not remove restrictions on sale of toddy at public places and release the arrested toddy sellers" he said while addressing a dharna on the issue at Gardanibagh locality in the state capital A file photo of Ram Vilas Paswan Reuters The Union Minister sat on dharna with toddy sellers for nearly an hour to protest against the ban on toddy at public places in the state Describing the cultivation of palm trees and sale of toddy as primary source of living for a sizable Pasi community to which he himself belongs Paswan charged the Nitish government with jeopardising livelihood of the Pasi people and of the potters who supply earthen pots used for fetching toddy (juice of palm trees) Paswan the LJP supremo asked the state government to grant industry status to toddy to make it an organised business and asked RJD chief Lalu Prasad to prevail upon the Chief Minister to rollback the decision to ban sale of toddy at public places New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party rebel MLA Col Devinder Sehrawat on Thursday lashed out at Arvind Kejriwal alleging that the Delhi Chief Minister illegally benefitted financially from taxi aggregators Ola and Uber to fulfill his political dreamsDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal AFP The allegation against the party supremo comes at a time when AAP is struggling hard for an image makeover after one of its MLAs was caught allegedly exploiting a woman sexually on camera ahead of the Assembly elections in Punjab Uttar Pradesh and Goa While speaking to Firstpost after addressing the taxi drivers in a protest programme organised against move of the two taxi aggregators to monopolise the market by charging fares much below the cost price Col Sehrawat said "If the Delhi government can implement the odd-even scheme with one lakh civil defence volunteers then why cannot it stop Ola and Uber cabs from illegally plying in the city" He said “These companies which do not have the permission to run business in Delhi are running 60000 cabs in the capital city This is a clear pointer that a secret understanding with the government has been reached" Stating that the cab companies charge fares at their will which are sometimes far below the cost price Col Sehrawat said “This has halved the earnings of autorickshaw drivers Kejriwal’s coffers are brimming over while auto drivers are struggling for survival as their means of livelihood are threatened by Ola and Uber “Some of the Delhites feel that they are getting cheaper trips from this companies But they will soon feel the heat after one of these competing companies achieves monopoly over the Delhi market" he said “Talks are on between Ola and Uber for a merger Delhi may see a rise in taxi fare soon after such merger happens” the rebel AAP MLA said He cited the example of China where the Uber China was bought over by a local company to monopolise over the market and fares were increased and the benefits of the drivers were decreased soon after the monopoly was achieved If the monopoly becomes a reality the legislator said that the AAP government will have to take onus “In that case the Delhi government will be responsible for the plight of the Delhites Transport is a state subject" said Col Sehrawat Alleging that these companies have already collected Rs 9000 crore by way of surge pricing illegally he said "These companies continue to do that even though a Delhi High Court order passed on 11 August this year ordered them not to charge more than the fares notified by the government They continue to get away because Kejriwal has reached a secret deal with Ola and Uber in order to raise funds for his ‘Operation PM’ via Punjab” Earlier the Delhi government said in an affidavit filed in the Delhi High Court that these companies have not been given licences to operate in Delhi On Thursday a rally of auto and taxi drivers was organised at Jantar Mantar where Rakesh Agarwal secretary of Nyayabhoomi also came down heavily on the Kejriwal government Written by Vinod Kumar | Chandigarh | Published: May 10 2016 9:34 am Dumping Ground of Dadumajra (Express archives) Related News The ParliamentaryStanding Committee on Urban Development has red-flagged the practice of not providing safety kits to sanitation workers collecting/processing waste at the landfill site It has strongly advocated that the safety kits like gloves masks etc should be compulsorily provided to the workers handling the waste at the landfill site The committee in its report which was tabled in Rajya Sabha on May 2 observed that in solid waste processing plant at Dadumajra the workers were not provided any safety kits like gloves and masks while handling the waste for collecting or processing at landfill site Share This Article Related Article The members of the committee had visited Chandigarh last year to interact with the officials of the Chandigarh Administration and Municipal Corporation The team had also visited the solid waste management plant and dumping ground at Dadumajra During the meeting the members of the committee had made certain suggestions regarding improving solid waste management The committee in its report has stated that those suggestions should be expeditiously addressed by the Central government in coordination with the Chandigarh Administration The committee also recommended framing of a policy for remediation of existing landfills and capping of existing landfills The 30-member committee is headed by Pinaki Misra and includes Meenakashi Lekhi Dr Dharamvir Gandhi Dushyant Chautala and Poonam Mahajan The city generates around 400 tonnes of municipal solid waste daily that is managed by the Municipal Corporation There is a garbage processing plant at Dadumajra which at present processes approximately 75 per cent of the garbage to generate refuse-derived fuel while the rest is being thrown at the dumping ground without being processed MC joint commissioner Rajiv Gutpa said: “MC sends garbage to the processing plant and the leftover is dumped by the staff of plant at the landfill site It is not our staff that handles the garbage once it is sent to the plant” Plant in-charge R D Sharma refused to comment on the issue Surinder Bahga a member of the sanitation committee of the Municipal Corporation said that the sanitation workers deployed were not provided with any safety equipment by the corporation thus putting their lives at risk The sanitation committee had taken up the issue with the Adviser along with other sanitation-related issues of the city At present lifting of waste is tracked/monitored online In the smart city proposal the civic body has laid stress on improving solid waste management City targets scientific disposal of all solid wastes by 2020 For efficient solid waste management the civic body plans to distribute stainless steel dual garbage bins to residents to facilitate the segregation of solid waste at source Two bio-methanation plants are coming up and other local waste-to-energy/compost solutions being explored WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ruhi Bhasin | Mumbai | Published: January 24 2016 1:08 am The Mumbai GPO is the biggest post office in the country and one of the biggest in the world Vasant Prabhu Related News A stone’s throw from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) is the imposing building of the General Post Office of Mumbai Having completed over 100 years it is trying to remain relevant in an online world where people write e-mails instead of letters and online banking is the buzzword instead of savings in a postal account The Mumbai GPO is the biggest post office in the country and one of the biggest in the world “Designed in the Indo Sarasenic style by John Begg consultant to the government of India the style came out of a conscious decision by the British to adapt the styles of their administrative buildings to the local styles of architecture” said P N Ranjit Kumar postmaster general Mumbai Region Maintenance of this Grade I heritage building is a big challenge “The general maintenance work of this building costs anything from Rs 50 lakh onwards While we pay for that we need to carry out conservation of the building which we cannot afford as it will cost us Rs 16 crore and we don’t have the funds We are now looking at private players to help us” said Kumar During monsoons the facade has to be covered with plastic to protect it from damage Constructed between 1904 and 1913 it had cost 1809000 rupees then This land previously housed staff quarters of St John’s Hospital The Business Hall of GPO is unique with 101 counters following the addition of the 1200 square metre large bi-centenary hall “The earlier post office building was near the docks It was shifted next to Victoria Railway Terminus now the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus after construction of the railway network so that all mail dispatches were brought in and delivered using railways” said Kumar Heavily influenced by Islamic style of architecture the dome is designed on the lines of Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur The lift of the building is the second oldest operational lift in the city Presently over 1500 people work here For the past decade it has been trying to provide online services to be an attractive option for the younger generation “There are over 350 post offices in Mumbai and 1100 post offices if you include outskirts of Navi Mumbai We are trying to ensure all our services including banking are available online and have a target of 2017 for this across India Right now you can access your postal account from any post office” said Kumar He adds there is a need to bring about a postal transformation “People don’t write letters anymore The number of letters we receive has been going down by 10 percent every year” he said The post office is increasingly becoming the agency for delivering government’s social service schemes and pension schemes “In 2003 we started with e-post our way to bridge the digital divide Under this service you could write an e-mail and it would be delivered to the post office next to the person’s address if he doesn’t have access to a computer” said Kumar This service was a hit with stock market agents Their instant money order services is widely used Most of its revenue comes from financial services provided by GPOs The need to keep up with technology has meant training employees so that they are well-versed with technology “The entire staff was given training from 2013-15 There are technological challenges but we are trying to overcome them For instance now posts like postal assistant require a person to know how to operate computers” said Kumar Another area they are trying to re-invent is the philatelic section “Youngsters collecting stamps have decreased We are trying to promote stamps as story telling vehicles” he added They have held philatelic exhibitions A recent stamp festival in Navi Mumbai saw children talking about their favourite stamps They wrote and mailed post cards Another challenge faced by the GPO is that with shift of focus from South Mumbai to Northern and Suburban areas it is no longer as profitable as Dadar and Navi Mumbai post offices “It is growing but not as much as Dadar GPO” he admits The only growing area for GPOs seems to be parcel processing centers with the boom in the e-commerce But they still haven’t given up on the idea of doing things the old way and are opening a gift shop in Mumbai GPO which will sell stationery and curios This shop is expected to be operational by January 26 Have a comment or suggestion for Once Upon A Time Write to mumbainewsline @expressindiacom with subject line: Once Upon A Time For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published: December 21 2015 12:23 am Mayank Gandhi; Preeti Sharma Menon Related News From thousands of volunteers then to a handful few now and from nearly 800 office bearers in its heyday to none today the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) presence in Maharashtra has plummeted steadily ironically due to the same brand of politics that it had once vowed to fight The party born after a nationwide anti-corruption wave had projected itself as a credible alternative to mainstream political outfits by promising transparency and greater public say in governance However it has now been reduced to less than a fence player in Maharashtra due to internal bickering and unilateral decisions from the central leadership that didn’t go down well with several local leaders The ouster of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan further drove a wedge among the party’s Maharashtra leadership and the decision to stay out of Maharashtra elections dampened many volunteers AAP insiders say Disillusioned AAP leaders in Maharashtra also complain about a sense of autocracy in the party’s functioning with Arvind Kejriwal at the helm and the Delhi team dictating decisions “We believe in the original ideology of the party We don’t want AAP to be identified by just Kejriwal or else there would be no difference between outfits like the BJP with Narendra Modi as its face and the Congress which is governed by the Gandhi family” said an AAP leader from Mumbai who did not wish to be named Moreover AAP’s move to appoint six nodal persons to set its beleaguered Maharashtra unit in order has further irked the local leaders with three of the six ‘prabharis’ being Delhi legislators “Why do people from Delhi need to be brought in to increase the party’s presence in Maharashtra This is just another example of how the party is turning out to be no different from any other political party” said an AAP leader who had once contested the Lok Sabha elections for the party but now claims to be a “very passive member” of the organisation Mayank Gandhi who has been in the AAP since its inception said “The Maharashtra unit was perhaps AAP’s best team in terms of activities and cohesiveness The party’s Mission Vistaar was the best thing that could happen There was some unrest but things changed when the Delhi leadership disbanded the Maharashtra unit suddenly” Gandhi who had in the past been critical of the way Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were ousted quit the AAP’s national executive about a month after the dissolution of the Maharashtra unit saying that the present condition of its politics was unpalatable and he was losing interest AAP had launched Mission Vistaar to rope in more volunteers after its rout in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls In Maharashtra it had managed to poll only 22 percent of the votes Soon after the elections the party appointed Subhash Ware as state convenor after Anjali Damania decided to step down from the post Senior party leaders attributed the decision to negative feedback gathered by Mission Vistaar observers on the then leadership and the need to have a leader with a mass base Apart from Damania Preeti Sharma Menon had also decided to step down from party posts citing personal reasons A senior AAP member said “In the entire reshuffle some people were displaced Their positions changed and it didn’t go down well with them They spew venom about the Maharashtra unit to the central leadership and eventually the entire Maharashtra executive was scrapped This is the exact kind of politics that we wanted to fight against in the first place It was pure internal politics of sycophancy; it changed us” However Ware who has been devoting most of his time to social work ever since AAP pulled the plug on its Maharashtra unit said that he hasn’t lost faith in the party yet “In certain situations when things don’t go as planned it is important to take a backseat and remain silent than muddle the situation further and cause any more harm to the party I will wait for things to get back to normal” he said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Parthasarathi Biswas | Pune | Published: September 21 2015 12:28 am Related News THE telemedicine revolution which is set to make its mark in Europe and US in the next few years will have a strong Pune connect in Zywie Technologies a Pune-based product start-up which will be a platform for a large chain of hospitals clinics and doctors catering to a patient base of approximately 1 crore from various parts of Europe The brainchild of Shailendra Mathur and Zohaib Tanwir two Pune-based software professionals Zywie will provide the technology backbone to clinics physical and virtual hospitals Mathur who has worked with software giants in the past said the telemedicine market was pegged to breach the $50 billion mark globally by 2020 “Telemedicine is emerging to be a major health-care provider especially in developed countries This field of health-care allows for patient-doctor consultation through the virtual world of internet” he said Mathur and Tanwir said that Zywie provided discovery of doctors online booking of appointments patient queue management sharing of medical reports and other functions The idea of the platform came to the developers as a replacement to the physically strenuous rounds to the hospitals that chronic patients have to often make The platform allows for video-conferencing and also can be synced with smart devices “For doctors who have a very busy schedule video-conferencing can be used to advise patients For patients with chronic illnesses this can be used to cut down on frequent visits to the hospitals” they said Zywie’s ability to sync with smart devices will allow patients to upload medical reports on the platform without having to go to the doctor “For stay-at-home patients the paramedic can use the platform to upload test results which the doctor can check later on” they said Aimed at clinics chains of clinics and both virtual and physical hospitals the founders said Zywie would allow more flexibility and ease the flow of medical advise from doctors to patients Tanwir said that the company has started a pilot project for a chain of virtual hospitals across the Baltic state “This chain has more than 2500 doctors on board and would be used by more than 1 crore patients spread across the three countries of Lithuania Latvia and Estonia” he said Talks are on for a similar implementation with another group of doctors in the United Kingdom For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related News Saif’s sister," What is currently unfolding seems to be his calculated and deft moves towards just that.

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