first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure isn’t able to say when work will resume on widening the South Taylor Hill to four lanes, though Taylor mayor Rob Fraser said that the costs of the remaining two-thirds of the widening project are escalating.Fraser met with Transportation Minister Claire Trevena on four separate occasions at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler last week, with the meeting involving Taylor District Council focusing largely on the topic of the South Taylor Hill.In 2016, the provincial government completed the first phase of the project, widening the bottom two kilometres of the hill and building a new truck chain-up area near Big Bam Road. Construction work has not yet begun on the middle portion of the hill, which would widen the road for the 1-kilometre stretch from the first phase to the curve in the road unofficially known as “Drive Shaft Corner.”Ministry spokesperson Danielle Pope said that design and project development is underway, and a $40 million federal funding partnership was announced last year.“The final delivery option remains to be determined based on the outcome of the ongoing project investigation. Once this is determined, the ministry will seek approvals from the Capital Board and Treasury Board to proceed with the remaining project phases. At that time, we will be able to provide details regarding the timeline and cost for the remaining work,” she said in an email.However, Fraser said that planning costs for that segment of road are escalating, especially after part of the hill slumped on the downhill side of the highway during heavy rains in the spring of 2017, which caused delays on the hill for the rest of the summer.“The Ministry was pretty clear that there’s an increase in design costs, the more they look at that one kilometre, the costs of changing that somehow are really starting to ramp up and increase.”Fraser said that while meeting with Trevena, he stressed the important role the highway plays in the regional economy and that the Ministry needs to look at the entire route of the road through the river valley, rather than in individual portions.last_img read more

The Bank of Canada says the economy is well-positioned to ride out any economic shocks from China —even though the Asian country has become Canada’s second-biggest trading partner.Senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins says the bank estimates that if economic growth in China’s economy comes in one percentage point lower than projections — then Canadian growth would slip one-tenth of a percentage point.By comparison, Wilkins says if the same decline happened to the United States, the impact on Canada’s gross domestic product would be six times greater.Global shockwaves from China are only going to get worse, IMF warnsIMF’s Christine Lagarde warns of political risks to global economy amid mediocre growthIn prepared remarks for a speech Tuesday to the Vancouver Board of Trade, Wilkins says the bank has been exploring how Canada might be affected by any shocks that could emerge as China’s maturing economy slows to a more sustainable pace of growth.She also notes that Canadian banks have little direct exposure to China and that any negative reverberations would mostly be felt through a slowdown in trade and weaker commodity prices.Wilkins says the Bank of Canada believes China has the potential to grow at an annual rate of about six per cent over the next 15 years.She says two-way trade between Canada and China has increased more than five-fold over the past 15 years and that about 400 Canadian companies now have footholds there. read more

The delegation, led by the UAE Ambassador to Sri Lanka Abdulaziz Bin Abdurrahman Al-Jammaz, consisted of the envoys to Sri Lanka from Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia. “However, the protracted IDPs expelled in 1990s are yet to be resettled. The process in this regard is taking place as per the government promise,” he added. (Colombo Gazette) Several Muslims expelled from the Northern Province by the LTTE in a systematic and organized manner during a two week period in 1990 are yet to be resettled, the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.He said this when a delegation consisting of seven Ambassadors to Sri Lanka and a First Secretary witnessed the plight of Muslim IDP settlements in the Mannar region, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said in a statement today. The delegation visited Muslim IDP resettlements in the Talaimannar Pier area, the Museli division, and the Marichikatti divisions. They were temporarily sheltered in Puttalam, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, and Colombo. According to the Report, around 14,000 Muslim families had returned to Mannar in 2011 and 2,455 to Mullaithivu.However he noted that due to landlessness, the original land becoming jungles, non-availability of infrastructure facilities and lack of assistance from the donor communities they couldn’t resettle themselves fully in their places of origin.The displaced during the height of war and later were accommodated at Menik Farm while the new IDPs from the war were all resettled. “They witnessed the plight of these helpless IDPs first-hand and lent a sympathetic ear to their issues,” the Ministry said.Minister Bathiudeen told the delegation that according to para 5.137 of  the LLRC Report, 75000 families were expelled from the Northern Province by the LTTE in a systematic and organized manner during a two week period in 1990. read more

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,273.57 down 145.42 points):Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 41 cents, or 3.87 per cent, at $10.18 on 5,786,797 shares. The gold sector led all the subgroups in the red, closing 3.05 per cent lower to 337.43 points.Baja Mining Corp. (TSX:BAJ). Miner. Up a penny, or 11.76 per cent, at 9.5 cents on 5,197,333 shares. The Vancouver-based miner’s stock was one of the few that advanced, as news that a Korean consortium provided additional financing of US$6.7 million to Baja’s Boleo project in Mexico. The funding is an addition to the $90 million reported at the end of August.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Down 25 cents, or 1.94 per cent, at $12.64 on 5,182,602 shares. The energy sector dropped 0.57 per cent to 259.11 points.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down 60 cents, or 4.12 per cent, at $13.97 on 4,024,690 shares.Canacol Energy Ltd. (TSX:CNE). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 4.55 per cent, at 42 cents on 3,755,918 shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down 31 cents, or 0.94 per cent, at $32.69 on 3,569,459 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,327.81 down 17.17 points):Porto Energy Corp. (TSXV:PEC). Oil and gas. Up 8.5 cents, or 58.62 per cent, at 23 cents on 10,662,825 shares. The U.S.-based company provided an operational update on its well in Portugal. President and CEO Josephy Ash said that he is “encouraged” by the preliminary findings.Sandstorm Metals and Energy Ltd. (TSXV:SND). Resource streaming. Down a penny, or 2.15 per cent, at 45.5 cents on 3,635,956 shares.Companies reporting major news:Garda World Security (TSX:GW). Unchanged at $11.95 on 81,775 shares. Advisory firms ISS Proxy Advisory Services and Glass Lewis and Co. support the proposed $1.1-billion privatization transaction led by Garda founder Stephan Cretier and a subsidiary of private equity firm Apax Partners.Research In Motion (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Down 44 cents, or 5.46 per cent, at $7.62 on 3,153,782 shares. An analyst predicted the next generation of BlackBerrys won’t hit shelves until March, instead of the previously announced January launch. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 9, 2012 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets read more

It took Serena Williams a year to get her 22nd major title, the one she needed to tie Steffi Graf for the most in the Open era. She got it at Wimbledon last month, after tough losses late in the previous three majors. We think Williams has a 55 percent chance to get her 23rd title much faster, at the U.S. Open in New York two months after her Wimbledon triumph.For the first time, FiveThirtyEight is forecasting a tennis tournament. (Read more about our methodology.) And it’s potentially a historic one: Williams is the favorite to win her seventh U.S. Open, which would complete her remarkable run at Graf’s record after turning 30. Williams has younger rivals, including two who beat her in Grand Slam finals this year, but we aren’t giving any of them better than a 9 percent chance at the title. Also looming: Roberta Vinci, the Italian who upset Williams in the U.S. Open semifinals last year but who has beaten only one top 10 player since then. Williams could face Vinci in the final — a round that we think Vinci has a 1 percent chance of reaching.Aiding Williams’s chances is the absence of the two women who have been the most consistent among her rivals over the past five years: Maria Sharapova, the five-time major champion who is serving a suspension for using a banned substance, and Victoria Azarenka, the two-time major champ who announced last month that she is pregnant and will resume playing after her baby is born. Sure, neither woman has beaten Williams at a major in the past 12 years, but you have to stretch to find a big threat to the dominant No. 1. Her toughest competition at this event might be her older sister, Venus, who is the No. 6 seed at age 36 and took a set off her younger sister in a quarterfinal meeting at last year’s Open. Or it could be her tricky first-round match against Ekaterina Makarova, who ousted Serena Williams from the 2012 Australian Open and has beaten top 10 players eight times at majors; we give Makarova a 6 percent chance to win the match. Williams’s other obstacle might be her right shoulder. Inflammation caused her to skip a pre-Open tournament in Cincinnati (our forecast doesn’t directly account for injuries). Less is at stake in the men’s draw, because of a series of near misses.Had Novak Djokovic won at Wimbledon, he’d be going for his sixth straight major title and trying to become the first man to sweep all four in one year since Rod Laver did it in 1969. But American Sam Querrey upset Djokovic in the third round.If Querrey’s win had sparked a great run, Americans might hope to see the first win at the U.S. Open — or any major — by an American man since Andy Roddick in 2003. But Querrey has lost more matches than he has won since that upset, and we don’t give him or any other American man even a 1 percent chance of reaching the final.If Andy Murray had won in Cincinnati a week ago, he’d be entering the Open on a 23-match winning streak, with the potential to make it 30 by winning his second major in a row. But he lost in the final to Marin Cilic.And if Roger Federer were playing the Open, we’d give him a decent shot at winning a record 18th major title and the first major title by a man 35 or older since Ken Rosewall won the Australian Open in 1972; our rating system thinks Federer is better than every active male player besides Djokovic and Murray. But Federer isn’t playing any more this year; he’s rehabbing a knee injury.1Though Federer came to New York last week to promote a new tennis event with Laver; Federer promises to play doubles with Rafael Nadal next year at the competition.There are still plenty of open questions to answer at the Open. Can Rafael Nadal win his first big event on hard courts in three years and pass Pete Sampras to rank second in career major titles? (We give him a 6 percent chance of doing so.) Will Djokovic overcome the wrist injury that caused him to skip Cincinnati and win his 13th major title, resuming his dominance of the tour? (57 percent) Will Murray win his fourth major title, tying Rosewall, Jim Courier and Guillermo Vilas on the Open-era list and giving him two in the same season for the first time? (17 percent) Can Stan Wawrinka win his third after an inconsistent start to the year? (2 percent) Can Milos Raonic become the first Canadian man to win a major in singles, or can Kei Nishikori become the first man representing an Asian country to do so? (3 percent and 7 percent) If either one does, it’d be the first big title won by a man born in 1989 or later and the first real sign of a crack in the dominance of the old guard of men’s tennis. It could happen, but our model suggests a triumph by Djokovic or Murray is almost three times more likely than a victory by anyone else.Check out our U.S. Open predictions. We’re forecasting every match of the 2016 men’s and women’s U.S. Open tournaments. See our predictions here » read more

first_imgSANDYCOVE BATHERS’ ASSOCIATION will finally accept women members into its club.Since the 70s women were able to swim with the club at the Forty Foot, but were not allowed to use the two club huts. One is for changing and the other has kitchen and clubhouse facilities.Many women paid an annual fee to the club for maintenance but this did not entitle them to membership.Many protests have been made by women swimmers over the years. A vote was held on the issue by the association in 2012 but it was defeated 24 to 17.Councillors even called for the Government to review the 1937 operating licence for the club last October.Finally, it was decided in a meeting last week that women could become full members and two women have already been accepted.A new bathing shelter was put up by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council at the Forty Foot. The unisex changing room will now be used by the women swimmers.Dun Laoghaire Councillor Jane Dillon Byrne, told that, It’s long desired and people have been working on it since equality was introduced into Ireland in the 1970s.Read: Dún Laoghaire to get floating swimming pool and urban beach>last_img read more

first_imgIF YOU’VE GOT a case of the Mondays, anxiously clutching at a stapler trying to combat The Fear, get your eyes around this.Created as part of a student project, the video uses tiltshift technology to make Dublin look like a glorious little toy town.Combined with Sigur Ros’ epic Hoppipolla, it’s lovely, just lovely.Created by Olivia Ricci, Stephen Duffy, Rafal Baran and Afshin Moosavi, Creative Digital Media students at Blanchardstown IT.You’ll never guess who’s helping Louis Walsh pick a new boyband>Things Taylor Swift doesn’t like>What is a Cronut and why are people queuing for ages to get them?last_img

first_imgChez le papa merle, la couleur des œufs fait toute la différence Publiant leurs travaux dans Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, des chercheurs canadiens ont montré expérimentalement que chez le merle d’Amérique, le mâle prend d’avantage soin de ses oisillons s’ils sont issus d’œufs bleu vif, gage de la bonne santé de sa femelle.Pour tester leur théorie, Bob Montgomerie, professeur de biologie à la Queen’s University (Ontario, Canada), qui étudie le merle d’Amérique depuis 25 ans, et l’une de ses étudiantes, Philina English, ont mené une expérience originale. Ils ont remplacé, dans les nids de plusieurs merles, les vrai œufs – normalement bleu vif – par des œufs factices arborant diverses nuances de bleu. Puis, à la période d’éclosion, substituant cette fois-ci de vrais oisillons aux faux œufs, ils ont observé le comportement du mâle du couple.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Nous voulions tester l’idée selon laquelle les mâles pourraient utiliser la couleur des œufs comme un signal de la qualité et de la santé de leur compagne, une femelle en bonne santé engendrant de ‘meilleurs’ bébés. Et effectivement, les mâles dont les nids contenaient des œufs bleus brillants ont nourri deux fois plus leurs bébés fraîchement éclos”, a expliqué le Dr Montgomerie, dont les recherches portent sur la sélection sexuelle et les soins parentaux chez les oiseaux.La couleur bleue des œufs du merle d’Amérique est due à la biliverdine, un pigment déposé sur la coquille de l’œuf lorsque la femelle pond. Il existe certains indices suggérant que les niveaux les plus élevés de biliverdine indiquent une femelle plus saine et donnent des œufs d’un bleu brillant. Les œufs pondus par une femelle saine semblent ainsi encourager les mâles à s’intéresser davantage à leurs jeunes.Le 20 mai 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Despite what you may have heard, Mass Effect Andromeda is a great game. While Bioware’s latest delivers a solid RPG experience, it does have issues. Most notably, the game’s facial animations. While previous games in the franchise have had their fair share of odd animations, Andromeda appears to have a great deal more. There may be a reason behind this, according to an ex-Mass Effect animator.Jonathan Cooper is currently an animator on the Uncharted series. Before that, he was an animator on the first two Mass Effect games. Yesterday, he got on Twitter to explain what he believes happened with Mass Effect Andromeda‘s animations.“Animating an RPG is a really, really big undertaking–completely different from a game like Uncharted so comparisons are unfair.” As he explained, a game like Uncharted 4 is “highly controlled.” Going through every animation on a game like that is possible since it is a very contained experience. That isn’t the case with massive RPGs.On that point, he said that “RPGs offer a magnitude more volume of content and importantly, player/story choice. It’s simply a quantity vs. quality trade-off.”Due to the quantity of animations in an RPG (Mass Effect 1 had eight hours, Horizon Zero Dawn, fifteen) designers (not animators) sequence pre-created animations together “like DJs with samples and tracks.” Given the sheer number of dialogue options and conversations, “dialogues are separated into tiered quality levels based on importance/likelihood.” This means that scenes with the lowest quality are handled by algorithms, and not by hand.Cooper believes that Andromeda “lowered the quality of its base algorithm,” and that Bioware “underestimated [the] task” of “hitting every line by hand.”Social media only makes things worse, according to Cooper. The amount of scrutiny Andromeda has gotten “is exacerbated by us living in an era of Share buttons and YouTube. Getting the lowest quality out to the widest audience.”Make sure to read Cooper’s entire thread on this topic since it really is quite fascinating. The Deadliest Assassins in Video GamesThe Best Buddies In Science Fiction last_img read more

first_imgA ground-breaking ceremony Thursday morning marked the official start of construction on the long-awaited fourth and final tower of the Vancouvercenter.A crowd of more than 100 guests from developer Holland Partner Group and the City of Vancouver gathered on the construction site at the corner of Washington and Sixth streets to watch Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, CEO Clyde Holland and other dignitaries turn over the ceremonial first shovelfuls of dirt.In a moment that emphasized just how long the wait has been, McEnerny-Ogle asked the crowd how many of them remembered the Vancouvercenter blocks back when they were home to Lucky Lager Brewing – and only a few hands went up.The mixed-use Vancouvercenter project began construction in 2000, six years after the city of Vancouver purchased the former brewery site to the east of Esther Short Park, which had been closed for almost a decade.The first three buildings were built more than a decade ago by developer Vandevco, and the foundations for the fourth building were completed as part of the underground parking garage beneath the block. But the tower itself was never built, due in part to the 2008 recession.The southeastern quadrant of the site has been fenced off ever since, empty apart from a couple of concrete and metal sheds that were built as caps on top of the protruding rebar for the future building’s elevator shafts.last_img read more

first_imgPortland — The economic development groups Greenlight Greater Portland and Regional Partners will merge into a single public-private economic development organization for the Portland-Vancouver region, following unanimous votes Wednesday by the boards of the two organization.The new organization will retain the Greenlight Greenlight Greater Portland name and will be governed by a board of regional CEOs and elected officials, including the mayor of Vancouver and, from Oregon, mayors of Hillsboro, Gresham and Beaverton. Oregon’s Multnomah and Clackamas counties and the multi-county Metro agency also will hold seats. Under the nonprofit’s mandate, the board will have a private sector majority, and all organizations holding board seats will be investors in the group. Greenlight, created in 2007, had been a private-sector economic development organization. Regional Partners, formed in 1996, consisted of economic development professionals from local government jurisdictions. The new organization expects to hire a chief executive officer before its Regional Economic Summit on June 30.last_img read more

first_imgRidgefield High School was thrown into lockdown for more than an hour Thursday afternoon while police hunted down an armed man who fled from a traffic stop. The incident started when Ridgefield police pulled over a white Isuzu Trooper during a routine traffic stop at 2:25 p.m. at Northwest Carty and Hillhurst roads, about half a mile from Ridgefield High School. All four people fled the vehicle during the traffic stop. Police reportedly discovered multiple guns in the vehicle, along with law enforcement equipment. Three of the suspects were quickly rounded up and taken into custody. Battle Ground and La Center police and the sheriff’s office were sent to the area to assist Ridgefield officers in finding the one remaining suspect, who was believed to be armed.Police patrolled a stretch of Hillhurst Road, about 1 1/2 miles, in search of him. Meanwhile, the suspect allegedly forced his way into an occupied home at 23117 N.W. Hillhurst Road. There were reports he made off with several guns, but the sheriff’s office did not confirm those following the man’s arrest.A police dog tracked down the fourth suspect. Police questioned and patted down two suspects along the side of Hillhurst Road. Both were wearing green hooded sweatshirts and cargo pants.last_img read more

first_img Explore further “We can get an interferometer that is more in line with classical visual optics,” Snigirev says. An interferometer works when beams of light are sent through slits or lenses, and patterns are detected against a background on the other side. The patterns reveal information about the object of study. “Our technique is sensitive enough for diagnostics and accurate measurements, and is more stable and easier to set up than using crystals.” Information on the work done by Snigirev and his colleagues is found in Physical Review Letters: “X-Ray Nanointerferometer Based on Si Refractive Bilenses.”Using electron beam lithography, the lenses used by Snigirev and his peers were created by a process of deep reactive-ion etching into silicon. “We prepared concave lenses, and put them in a row. This inline approach increases the refraction power,” Snigirev explains. “Varying the number of individual lenses it is possible to focus x-rays at different distances from meter to milimeter focus distance and use this technique for nano-focusing.”Rather than relying on double slit-type interferomter, which is difficult to accomplish and because of low resolution and loss of intensity, this team relied more on an interferometer related to the Billet split lens. In this classical optics technique, a lens is cut along the optic axis. This still allows for interference to be measured, but the intensity remains high, and the resolution is better.Snigirev points out that one of the advantages of this system is that it is tunable. . “You can tune this ‘nanoruler’ system easily by changing x-ray energy or by moving objects along the optical axis.” Another advantage of the system is in the silicon construction of the lenses. “Silicon is very stable,” Snigirev explains. “It can also take a high heat load, as from a beam. In this case we are using x-rays, but it could be used for future X-ray Free-Electron laser projects.”Indeed, the possible future applications of this interferometer set up have promise. “This could be very attractive for materials research,” Snigirev insists. “It would allow us a better look at photonic and colloidal crystals, multilayer structures, as well as other natural and synthetic mesoscopic materials”.“Interferometry is used a great deal right now, and it could be improved for research into materials and also for other purposes. It is a very important technique,” Snigirev continues. “However, as it is done now it can be difficult to implement. Our approach is simpler, and it could really help in the development of future applications and materials development.”More Information: A. Snigirev, et. al., “X-Ray Nanointerferometer Based on Si Refractive Bilenses,” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: Copyright 2009 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Fabricating 3D Photonic Crystalscenter_img Citation: New interferometer could simplify materials research (2009, August 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( — “Most current hard x-ray interferometers are based on crystals, which require their high quality and high mechanical stability,” Anatoly Snigirev tells “This can make x-ray interferometry quite limited. What we have done is develop a different set up that is simpler.” Snigirev is a scientist at ESRF in Grenoble France. Along with scientists at the Russian Kurchatov Research Center in Moscow, and at IMT RAS in Chernogolovka, Russia, Snigirev proposes that refractive bilenses made from silicon can be used in place of crystals.last_img read more

first_imgImagine you were visiting the famous Louvre Museum in Paris in late 1911. As you wandered through its rooms, containing some of the world’s greatest masterpieces, you might have been surprised to find that one of the gallery’s most popular attractions was not a painting, but empty space on the wall. This was where the Mona Lisa had once hung. After the theft of the painting in August 1911 and the public outcry that followed it, crowds began to flock to the Louvre to stand and stare at the empty space on the wall.Although it was one of the most famous art thefts in history, it was not carried out by a great criminal mastermind. The culprit was an Italian handyman and petty criminal named Vincenzo Peruggia.Vincenzo PeruggiaPeruggia had been working in the Louvre inserting glass into picture frames. On the night of August 20th, Peruggia and two accomplices hid overnight in a closet in the museum. In the morning, before the gallery opened, they slipped out with the painting weighing around 200 lbs, including the frame and glass, hidden under a blanket.One of the most remarkable things was that the theft was not noticed until the following day. And even then, it was a member of the public rather than staff who raised alarm. One of the regulars at the Louvre was an artist who liked to paint in the gallery under the gaze of the Mona Lisa.He noticed the four empty hooks on the wall. At first, it was assumed that the painting had been removed for photographing as the museum was in the process of cataloging all its paintings. But after checking with the photographer, it became clear that the Mona Lisa had been stolen.Vacant wall in the Salon Carré, Louvre after the painting was stolen in 1911When the story broke it caused a public outcry and catapulted the painting into the public eye. Until that point, the Mona Lisa was not a particularly well-known painting. But it was considered a public embarrassment that the museum could lose a painting by the great Leonardo Da Vinci. The publicity also meant that it would be almost impossible to sell the painting. So, the Mona Lisa spent the next two years hidden in the false bottom of Peruggia’s trunk at his boarding house in Paris.Related Video: Exhibition of Fascinating Leonardo Da Vinci Designs at Science MuseumThe police had little to go on although they considered various lines of inquiry. One possibility was that the painting had been stolen to order for some rich American. The name of J.P. Morgan, the financial tycoon was mentioned in connection with the theft.Mona Lisa by Leonardo da VinciAnother theory was that the Germans had stolen it. Tension had been building between the two countries in the years leading up to the outbreak of war. Suspicion also fell on members of Paris’s artist community, including Pablo Picasso and the poet and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire, both of whom were questioned by the police.Wisely, Peruggia kept a low profile. But two years later he decided to return to his native Italy taking the Mona Lisa with him. His destination was, appropriately, Florence — the real Mona Lisa’s hometown.“La Joconde est Retrouvée” (“Mona Lisa is Found”), Le Petit Parisien, December 13, 1913The subject of the painting is now believed to be Lisa Gherardini, an Italian noblewoman and wife of a Florentine cloth and silk merchant named Francesco Del Giocando who commissioned the portrait. The painting had been sold to the King of France and had even hung on the wall of Napoleon’s bedroom for a while before being returned to the Louvre.Detail of the Mona LisaPeruggia was no doubt banking on the fact that all the fuss about the theft had died down and he was safely out of France. But he was wrong to imagine that it would now be safe to try to sell the painting. He took it to an art dealer who immediately became suspicious. He asked Peruggia to leave the painting so that he could look at it more closely.The dealer may have recognized the painting or may simply have wondered how such a painting had fallen into Peruggia’s hands. He called in an expert in Italian painting who confirmed its provenance. The police were called, and Peruggia was arrested.Mona Lisa at the Louvre by Louis Béroud, 1911In his defense, Peruggia claimed that although he had stolen the painting he had acted out of patriotism. He wanted to bring the Mona Lisa home as he believed it had been stolen by Napoleon.Read another story from us: Mona Lisa copy went from worthless to the most valuable copy in the worldIt is not known if that influenced the judge, but he was given a relatively lenient sentence of eight months in prison. And the Mona Lisa was returned to France to fill that empty space on the wall of the Louvre.last_img read more

first_imgJoel Embiid is done for the year after tearing the meniscus in his left knee on an awkward landing after a dunk against the Blazers. After missing his first two seasons recovering from foot surgeries, Embiid flashed super star potential this year, averaging 20.2 points per game and regularly showcasing his freakish athletic ability. But after his latest knee injury, Colin thinks his career is mirroring that of another injury prone center, Greg Oden. Advertisementcenter_img “Right now, he’s Greg Oden. Greg Oden was also hurt in college, so was Joel Embiid. This kid has played 31 of 246 NBA games.”Embiid has already shown more NBA potential than Oden did during his stint in the league, but it doesn’t matter if he can’t stay healthy. He can’t stay healthy.Check out Colin’s full rant:last_img read more

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The new program integrates with the Samsung SDX-4336CP portable flat panel detector. The i5DR digital imaging system is a cost-effective solution with built-in flexibility for easy installation to any new or existing room, or mobile X-ray system.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Related Content Video Player is loading.Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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first_imgCharlotte Prodger wins Turner art prize for smartphone video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 4, 2018 2:01 pm PDTcenter_img LONDON — British artist Charlotte Prodger has won the prestigious Turner Prize for art with a video shot on an iPhone.Prodger was announced Tuesday as winner of the 25,000 pound ($32,000) prize, which often sparks debate about the value of modern art.The 44-year-old artist was nominated for two videos, including a meditation on identity and the Scottish landscape Prodger shot over the course of a year on her iPhone.Jurors praised the way Prodger “explores lived experience as mediated through technologies and histories.”Founded in 1984, the Turner Prize is awarded annually to a U.K.-based artist and helped launch the careers of Damien Hirst and other members of the “Young British Artists” generation,Previous winners include potter Grayson Perry and “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen.The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgALL roads leading to Troodos were closed on Monday because of continuing snowfall while more storms were expected to hit the mountains during the day. Police warned there is ice on many parts of the roads leading to Troodos.In the Paphos district the Amargeti-Kelokedara and the Galatarias-Salamiou roads remains closed because of overflowing of the Xeros river. The bridge of the Tzielefou river, which collapsed remains closed to traffic.Also in the district, as a result of the heavy rains, there was subsidence in the Paphos-Polis road two kilometres outside Stroumbi, on the left side of the road, in the Yiolou direction. This affected the crash barrier and warning signs were placed by police.Police have warned drivers to drive very carefully, at low speed and at a safe distance from the car in front, because the heavy rainfall made roads unsafe.The following roads are open only to vehicles with four-wheel drive, or fitted with anti-slip chains:Zoopigi – Ayios TheodorosAgrou – PalechoriouChandrion – Kyperoundas – KarvounasPedoulas – ProdromouPedoulas – Pinewood – KakopetriasProdromou – LemythouProdromou – Trooditissas – PlatronKakopetrias – KavounaKykkou – KambouTrooditissas – ProdromouPolystippou – ChandrionPolystippou – MadarisPalechoriou – Aska – Fterikoudiou – Alonas- PlatanistasasAlonas – Polystippou – LagouderonLagouderon – XiliatiYou May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more