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No Neymar, no problem for PSG

first_imgParis Saint-Germain 3 Nice 0: Cavani and Di Maria star in Neymar’s absence Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 04:38 10/28/17 cavani-cropped Bongarts Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Nice on Friday, with Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria starring in Neymar’s absence. Neymar’s absence through suspension had no impact on Paris Saint-Germain as Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria led the Ligue 1 leaders to a comfortable 3-0 win over Nice at Parc des Princes on Friday.Brazil star Neymar was banned after picking up a red card in last week’s 2-2 Classique draw with Marseille, but at no point did they look lost without the world’s most expensive player, as the Parisians cruised against a side lacking confidence.Unai Emery selected Di Maria as Neymar’s replacement and it took him just three minutes to make a telling impact, setting up Cavani with a pinpoint free-kick. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Argentine, who has reportedly become frustrated as a rotation option this season, was playing like a man with a point to prove and he set Cavani up for a second time just after the half-hour mark by producing a delightful pass over the Nice backline which the striker took full advantage of.Cavani then turned provider early in the second half, his header into the six-yard box leading to a Dante own goal that effectively put the match beyond Nice.4 – PSG’s best scorers in Ligue 1 2017/18:Edinson Cavani – 12 goalsNeymar – 7 Own Goal – 4 Gifts. pic.twitter.com/ItqMkLbCoG— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 27, 2017PSG saw the match out in a professional fashion to extend their lead over Monaco at the top of the table to seven points before Leonardo Jardim’s side take on Bordeaux on Saturday.Nice were dealt the blow of losing goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale in the warm-up and within three minutes of kick-off his replacement Walter Benitez was picking the ball out of the net.Wesley Sneijder failed to halt Di Maria’s left-wing free kick as Nice’s one-man wall and Cavani glanced PSG’s 2,500th Ligue 1 goal in with a diving header at the near post.Benitez somewhat redeemed himself when he denied Cavani after Julian Draxler robbed Maxime Le Marchand and teed the striker up 12 yards out, but PSG doubled their lead in the 31st minute.Di Maria played a clever pass in behind for Cavani to run on to, and the Uruguay star prodded past Benitez before helping the ball over the line from close range.PSG should have put the match beyond the visitors just before the break, but Benitez threw himself across his goal to deny Di Maria what looked to be a certain goal from nine yards.2 – Nice have made only 2 touches in the opposite box in the 1st half v Paris. Inoffensive. pic.twitter.com/24EegZS55I— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 27, 2017It went from bad to worse for Nice six minutes after the break as PSG got a third – Dante inadvertently bundling the ball past his own goalkeeper after Cavani headed Yuri Berchiche’s deep cross back into the danger zone.Nice were let off the hook when Kylian Mbappe failed to convert from six yards after Draxler brilliantly tricked his way past Marlon Santos and cut the ball back to the teenager.Mbappe nearly atoned for that miss after the hour mark, smashing into the side-netting after an immense driving run across the edge of the penalty area.PSG failed to further punish a lacklustre Nice side with Benitez denying Lucas Moura – an 85th-minute replacement for Cavani – in stoppage time, but the gulf in class was already obvious, with the visitors left just one point above the bottom three. read morelast_img read more

Governor Of New Mexico Donates $10,000 To UNM Hoops Star’s Cancer Charity

first_imgTwo basketballs ahead of the Final Four.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 29: A detail of NCAA Official Wilson basketballs are seen racked up on the court prior to Oregon playing against Louisville during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Breast cancer is a very personal topic for University of New Mexico basketball star Hugh Greenwood. His mother is battling the disease, and just last week, Greenwood called out a Twitter troll who made horrific jokes about his mom’s illness as the source of motivation behind a 22-point, eight-rebound performance in a win over UNLV.Greenwood’s decision to admonish the Twitter user earned him plenty of support and generated some publicity for his charity, Pink Pack, which donates money to cancer research. In fact, New Mexico governor Susana Martinez was moved enough by Greenwood’s story that she donated $10,000 to his cause.Greenwood was touched by the gift, and acknowledged Martinez via Twitter:Absolutely Speechless! Words can’t even begin to describe how thankful I am to you @Gov_Martinez, and your $10,000 donation to @HGPinkPack!— Hugh Greenwood (@HGreenwood3) January 26, 2015What began as a cruel story about the ugly side of social media has transformed into a positive tale of human compassion. Hopefully there is a happy ending down the road for Greenwood’s mom.last_img read more

Members of the Diaspora Urged to Use GOJ Portal

first_imgStory Highlights Dr. Wheatley said the portal is a major milestone for the Government and is in keeping with the Administration’s mission to make Jamaica a knowledge-based digital society. The portal may be accessed at www.gov.jm. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, is urging members of the diaspora to make full use of the recently launched Government of Jamaica (GOJ) portal. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, is urging members of the diaspora to make full use of the recently launched Government of Jamaica (GOJ) portal.Speaking at a town hall meeting hosted by the Embassy of Jamaica at the National Women’s Democratic Club in Washington DC on Tuesday (September 26), Minister Wheatley explained that the portal brings all government services into one place, making it easier for Jamaicans in the diaspora and at home to conduct business.He said that “no longer will people have to remember all 200-plus of the different websites of the government agencies, which provide the services you are looking for. Now, you will only need to remember one! You will only need to go to one place to access all of the services that Government provides online”.Dr. Wheatley said the portal is a major milestone for the Government and is in keeping with the Administration’s mission to make Jamaica a knowledge-based digital society.He noted that another achievement is providing zero-rated access to all government website and online services.Through partnership with the major telecommunications providers, access can be granted to any government website or web service without cost to citizens.In her remarks, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, lauded the Government for launching the GOJ portal, describing it as a revolutionary move that will make it easier for Jamaicans in the diaspora, as well as potential investors, to access ministries and agencies by going to one website.The portal may be accessed at www.gov.jm.last_img read more

Closing Bell TSX closes slightly higher amid Suncor earnings miss lower commodity

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market racked up a small advance Wednesday amid lower commodity prices and earnings misses from Canada’s energy sector.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,761.59 +15.94 +0.1%S&P 500 — 1,512.12 +0.83 +0.1%Dow — 13,986.52 +7.22 +0.1%Nasdaq — 3,168.48 -3.10 -0.1%The S&P/TSX composite index was ahead 15.95 points to 12,761.59 with advances led by defensive stocks such as consumer staples and blue chip segments including financials and telecoms. The TSX Venture Exchange was 3.55 points lower at 1,211.72.Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) shares fell $1.85 or 5.38% to $32.53 on heavy volume of 8.9 million shares after it said late Tuesday that its fourth-quarter net loss was $562 million, or 37 cents per share, compared with net earnings of $1.43 billion, or 91 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.Results at the country’s largest energy company were impacted by a $1.49-billion charge related to its long-shelved and economically “challenged” Voyageur oilsands upgrader.Without the Voyageur charge, Suncor’s operating earnings were $1 billion in the quarter, or 65 cents per share. That missed the average analyst estimate of 76 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters.Big integrated oil companies such as Suncor face earnings pressure because of one common problem.“What we’ve seen is Canadian energy stocks underperform global energy stocks and that’s due to pricing differentials due to pipeline capacity issues,” said Jeff Bradacs, portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management.Heavy crude, like that produced in the oilsands, has historically traded at a discount to WTI, a U.S. light oil benchmark priced at Cushing, Okla.Recently, that price gap has at times widened to roughly $40 as pipeline bottlenecks prevent growing oilsands production from getting to the most lucrative markets.“We do need Keystone XL and a number of other pipelines to come on to narrow that differential,” Bradacs said.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar was up 0.07 of a cent to 100.45 cents US.U.S. indexes were lacklustre with the Dow industrials up 7.22 points at 13,986.52. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 3.1 points to 3,168.48 and the S&P 500 index inched up 0.83 of a point to 1,512.12.North American indexes had also finished slightly higher Tuesday in the wake of strong purchasing managers data from both the eurozone and China.It was the latest in a string of advances that took the TSX up 2% in January while New York markets performed even better, with the Dow industrials rising 6% to a fresh five-year high. But analysts question if the market is set for a pullback.The energy sector fell 0.8% as Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) also missed expectations as quarterly net income was C$474 million, or 48 cents per share, down from $526 million or 53 cents per share a year earlier. Husky’s adjusted income amounted to 50 cents per share, six cents per share below the consensus estimate and its shares were off 31 cents at $31.06. Elsewhere in the sector, Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) gave back 12 cents to $12.42.The March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange had erased early losses amid data showing a smaller-than-expected climb in last week’s crude inventories, along with a decline in distillate stockpiles. But by the end of the session, crude closed down two cents to $96.62.The consumer staples sector led gainers, with convenience store chain Alimentation Couche-Tard ahead $2.36 or 4.7% to $52.60.The financials sector was up 0.41%, with Royal Bank (TSX:RY) up 63 cents at $62.67.The telecom sector also lifted the TSX, up 0.47% as Telus Corp. (TSX:T) ran ahead 70 cents to $67.53.The tech sector was also supportive as Celestica (TSX:CLS) ran up 27 cents to $8.08.BlackBerry (TSX:BB) was well off session highs and closed up four cents to $15.98 on top of a 6% gain Tuesday amid high hopes for the new BlackBerry 10 product lineup, which was unveiled a week ago. The Z10 touchscreen was made available to Canadian consumers Tuesday.Anecdotes from the U.K., where the phone launched last week, suggest the new BlackBerry is selling at a steady pace.“Our U.K. store surveys following the recent launch of the Z10 smartphone indicated solid initial sales,” said Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley.“However, limited initial supply was cited as the reason for early post-launch stockouts at some carrier stores versus overwhelming demand.”The gold sector was ahead about 0.15% while April bullion gained $5.30 to US$1,678.80 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) gained 16 cents to C$32.58.The base metals component was also up 0.15% while March copper on the Nymex slipped three cents to US$3.74 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) gained 19 cents to C$20.50.In other earnings news, WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX: WJA) shares dipped 21 cents to $22.34 after it said net earnings in the most recent quarter were $60.9 million or 46 cents per diluted share on revenue of $860.6 million. That was up more than 70% from a year ago. Full-year profit soared 63% to $242.4 million from $148.7 million. WestJet also boosted its quarterly dividend by two cents to 10 cents per share.TMX Group Limited (TSX:X) shares advanced $1.25 to $56.73 as it posted a profit of $32.8 million or 61 cents a share in the final quarter of 2012. Revenue came in at $181.1 million.On an adjusted basis, the company that operates Canada’s largest stock exchange reported 95 cents per share of earnings after excluding the cost related to some acquisitions and to its restructuring last year.Intact Financial Corp. (TSX:IFC) says its net profit soared to $181 million in the fourth quarter, as the property and casualty insurer benefited from improved operating results and higher investment gains. The company also says its quarterly dividend will rise by 10% to 44 cents per share and its stock lost $2.14 to $63.54.Here’s the news investors were watching today: Suncor suffers first loss in more than 3 years as cheap oil hits Voyageur projectWhat Bay Street is saying about BlackBerry 10’s retail debutRBS slapped with second largest penalty in Libor rate-rigging scandalThese airlines charge the highest fees in the skyON DECK THURSDAYMark Carney appears before British MPs in hearing on his appointment as Bank of England governor ECONOMIC NEWSEuropean Central Bank and Bank of England announce interest rate decisions CANADA8:30 a.m.New housing price index (Dec): Economists expect 0.1% rise from month before, 2.2% year over year Building permits (Dec): Economists expect 5% rise UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 360,000 new claims, down from last week Productivity (Q4): Economists expect a decline of 1.4% 3 p.m.Consumer credit (Dec): Economists expect $14-billion, down from last month CORPORATE NEWSCANADABCE Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 66¢ a share Manulife Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 32¢ Shoppers Drug Mart Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 84¢ Great West Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 53¢ Teck Resources Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 49¢ Fortis Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 50¢ UNITED STATESCoca-Cola Enterprises Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 43¢ a share Hasbro Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.19 Cigna Q4 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.48 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide: Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 65¢ Philip Morris International Q4 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.22 Sprint Nextel Corp Q4 earnings: Analysts expect a loss of 46¢ read more

Cops to get tough with drunk drivers

The police are to get tough with drunk drivers from today, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.He said that yesterday two accidents had been reported in which three people were killed and several injured and in both accidents the drivers were drunk. Ajith Rohana said that while most drivers are drunk at night there have been instances where the drivers are drunk even at day time.As a result the operations to nab drunk drivers will be carried out 24 hours of the day. (Colombo Gazette) The police also said that there has been a rise in reports of bus and lorry drivers being behind the wheel while being drunk. As a result the police will launch operations from today to nab drunk drivers from around the country. read more

US consumer spending up 03 per cent in October but wages and

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US consumer spending up 0.3 per cent in October but wages and salaries post weak gain by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Dec 6, 2013 6:36 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers increased their spending in October even though their wages and salaries barely increased, raising questions about how strong the economy will grow at the end of the year.The Commerce Department says consumer spending increased 0.3 per cent in October compared with September when spending rose 0.2 per cent. Wages and salaries rose a slight 0.1 per cent after a much stronger 1 per cent rise in September.Overall income actually fell 0.1 per cent following a 0.5 per cent rise in September. But September’s gain was inflated by a legal settlement that boosted farm income that month, leading to a big decline in farm income in October.The personal saving rate dipped to 4.8 per cent of after-tax income in October, down from 5.2 per cent in September, reflecting the difference between spending and income. read more

Ohio State wrestling grabs a pair of wins in trip to Indiana

OSU redshirt senior Johnni DiJulius competes in a match against Nebraska on Jan. 17.Credit: Courtesy of OSUWith two dual meets against conference opponents in a span of less than 48 hours, the Ohio State wrestling team emerged from the state of Indiana with two more wins to its credit.No. 9 OSU (9-2, 6-1) traveled west to square off against No. 22 Indiana (6-3, 3-3) and No. 24 Purdue (7-5, 2-4). Both Indiana and Purdue were looking to improve upon their conference records while rising in the rankings nationally.The Buckeyes had other things in mind.Against IndianaThe Buckeyes were looking to start off the trip to the Hoosier State by making a statement.OSU did just that, earning its first win of the weekend by dominating Indiana 27-9.Nathan Tomasello earned a major decision victory against freshman Elijah Oliver, starting the team’s weekend off with a burst of momentum. While retaining his No. 1 national ranking at 125 pounds, the redshirt sophomore also kept a perfect record on the year after picking up a team-leading seventh major decision.Redshirt senior Johnni DiJulius won by decision in his match against senior Alonzo Shepherd, keeping control throughout the bout.DiJulius scored a quick near fall, giving him four points to take the lead, before taking home a 7-0 victory.The win against Shepherd gave DiJulius a career win count of 110, a team-high. In the week prior, DiJulius passed a two-time NCAA champion in Kevin Randleman in terms of all-time wins.The Buckeyes saw the return of redshirt freshman Micah Jordan into the starting lineup against the Hoosiers. He picked up a win by injury default over redshirt freshman Cole Weaver.The six points from the win gave the team a 13-0 lead, and put the Buckeyes firmly in control of the dual meet.Despite the red-hot start, redshirt senior Hunter Stieber had a tough go against Indiana, as redshirt sophomore Luke Blanton was too much for the nation’s 11th-ranked wrestler at the 149-pound class.Stieber could not muster any offense, and only secured his two points of the match by a pair of escapes.The win by Blanton caused an uproar in the stands at University Gymnasium, and the former walk-on received praise from his coach. Redshirt junior Justin Kresevic came up short against at 157 pounds against Indiana.The heartbreaking loss for Kresevic came against redshirt freshman Jake Danishek, who picked up his third conference win of the year. Although he was leading lead 7-4 at the end of the second period, OSU redshirt junior Justin Kresevic, wrestling at 157 pounds, fell short against Indiana redshirt freshman Jake Danishek, who fought his way back and secured an 8-7 win after a takedown in the last 30 seconds.  The Buckeyes got a major decision from redshirt sophomore Bo Jordan, who beat redshirt freshman Bryce Martin. Martin could not find any way to escape Jordan’s quick shots. Jordan finished the match with five takedowns. Jordan, whose win gave the Buckeyes a 17-6 lead, retained a perfect record on the year, while also earning his first major decision of the season. The victory gave him 22 wins on the season. A close battle between OSU freshman Myles Martin and redshirt junior Nate Jackson ended with the Buckeye picking up a close-decision win. The victory gave him 22 wins on the season. A takedown gave Martin broke a 4-4 tie in the third period, giving him the lead. Stout defense in the closing frame helped the freshman secure the win.Jackson had been ranked eighth in the nation before the match, and Martin, who is the only true freshman currently in the Buckeyes’ starting lineup, came in ranked at No. 15.Redshirt senior Kenny Courts continued the Buckeyes dominance against Indiana, cruising to a 19-6 major decision. The No. 13-ranked Courts got to work quickly, scoring a four-point near fall in the first period against redshirt sophomore Wyatt Wilson. Wilson was never able to gain a lead against Courts, and struggled to create scoring opportunities. With redshirt junior Josh Fox appearing to be the new wrestler at 197 pounds for OSU, the Buckeyes were pulling for him to turn around his season, after losing his last two matchups.Fox competed hard against redshirt sophomore Jake Masengale but was unable to find the edge, even after Fox received two points from a stalling call against the Hoosiers.Redshirt senior Nick Tavanello finished off the resounding victory for the Scarlet and Gray by defeating redshirt senior Garret Goldman 8-2.Tavanello was quick to turn to the offensive and earned a major decision due to this strategy.OSU has now been victorious in its last eight meetings with Indiana.The Hoosiers have now lost their last two dual meets, and will have nearly a week to rest before resuming Big Ten meets. On to the BoilermakersTwo days later in West Lafayette, the tone was once again set for the Buckeyes at 125 pounds by Tomasello.Against redshirt senior Luke Schroeder, Tomasello attacked early, shooting at the legs of the Purdue wrestler over and over, and not allowing for any offense against himself. Eventually, Tomasello pinned Schroeder in the beginning stages of the third period for win No. 15 of the year.Tomasello has now extended his win streak to 32 matches, which dates back to last season. The story was very different for DiJulius against redshirt sophomore Luke Welch, as the match saw a defensive stalemate go in favor of the Boilermakers at the 133-pound class.The redshirt senior appeared to be up 3-2 after what seemed to be a takedown by Welsh turned into a reversal by DiJulius.After a long video review, the reversal was removed, and the takedown remained, putting Welch up by 2-1. DiJulius wasn’t able to capitalize with a takedown when he needed it at the end, dropping the match 3-1.In the next bout, Micah Jordan shot out to an early lead at 141 pounds with three sharp takedowns and a near fall — all within the first period.Micah Jordan would go on to win 14-3 with a major decision.After an unusually slow outing for Stieber, redshirt sophomore Mike Hozan competed at 149 pounds for the Scarlet and Gray against Purdue.OSU did not have any better luck though, as redshirt junior Alex Griffin dominated Hozan, picking up an 18-2 win with a technical fall. Stieber is now 1-2 on the year as he tries to return to his old form after sustaining two elbow injuries last year, as well as offseason knee surgery. Hozan is now 4-7 on the year.Kresevic could not hang on against redshirt senior Doug Welch, as the Purdue wrestler scored a takedown and near fall worth four points in the closing minute of the third.Bo Jordan gave a huge boost to the Scarlet and Gray with a dominating performance against No. 7 Chad Welch in the sole match of the day featuring ranked opponents.The All-American at 165 pounds last year gained an early takedown, and kept up the pace, putting constant pressure on Welch.His 13-0 major decision against Welch put his team back out in front, giving OSU a 14-11 team lead.More dramatics were in store for OSU at 174 pounds against Purdue, as Martin found himself deadlocked in another close bout with time winding down.Redshirt sophomore Jacob Morrissey of the Boilermakers was aggressive throughout, scoring a huge reversal and a near fall right before the end of the second period, which gave Morrissey an 8-4 lead.After an exhausting and physical struggle, Morrissey topped Martin by decision, 11-8, knotting the score at 14-14.Much unlike the previous match at 184 pounds, Courts had to battle back for the win against redshirt junior Tanner Lynde.While the clock winded down in the third period, the redshirt senior for the Buckeyes found himself down 8-7, looking for a chance to capitalize.Courts scored a takedown to put himself on top, while also negating the riding time advantage Lynde had earned. Lynde failed to score from that point forward, and Courts picked up a 9-8 decision win for the Scarlet and Gray.The Buckeyes went to a different athlete against Purdue in redshirt sophomore Jack Rozema, hoping to find success at 197 pounds.Rozema, too, could not capitalize after a slow first period by both competitors, dropping the match 8-4.The loss at 197 pounds gives the Buckeyes four straight losses at that weight class.Entering the final bout of the day, set to take place at heavyweight, the team scores were deadlocked at 17-17.Tavanello needed to remain cautious against redshirt senior Tyler Kral, and control the match to give OSU the edge.After an escape to start the second period put Kral in front, Tavanello gained the lead with a takedown.Holding true to the OSU motto of “Win the Third,” Tavanello earned an escape for another point in the third period to give the Buckeyes a 20-17 win. Much like its success against Indiana, OSU has won the last eight dual meets against Purdue.Purdue will likely fall from the national rankings, accompanied by a fall in the Big Ten rankings after dropping its fifth conference matchup. read more

Greek MPs vote down motion for parliamentary inquiry on government Health ministers

first_imgAnother heated debate took place in the Hellenic Parliament on Thursday, when the opposition requested a parliamentary inquiry to determine whether government ministers have been guilty of breach of faith. New Democracy targeted Minister of Health Andreas Xanthos, Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis and former Health Minister (now serving as Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction) Panagiotis Kouroublis, for their implication in the Novartis bribery scandal.Ten former high ranking politicians, including two Prime Ministers and the Health Ministers who served between 2011 and 2015 have been under investigation for breach of faith, including accepting bribes from the Swiss drug manufacturer, which has been involved in a series of bribery scandals around the world. Pharmaceutical spending has been one of the most serious factors affecting Greece’s fiscal problems, with reports of overpricing being circulated for years.The latest inquiry shed light on the way large pharmaceuticals – most notably Novartis – have been buying their way in various markets, including Greece, bribing officials to ensure that their products enter the national pharmaceutical scheme on inflated prices. During Thursday’s debate, the opposition claimed that the prosecutors’ report on the scandal raised questions about the Health ministry’s medicine pricing policy in 2015, when Mr Kouroublis was in charge. Minister Kouroublis deemed the opposition’s motion as a “monumental effort” to create a “political distraction,” from the implication of its own MPs in the scandal. The motion was voted down by the majority of MPs, belonging to the ruling party SYRIZA and its junior coalition partner, Independent Greeks. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

SWMD house goes up in flames

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Southwest Miami-Dade house went up in flames, Thursday.7SkyForce HD was over the scene, along Southwest 104th Street and 88th Avenue.Officials have yet to confirm if anyone was inside, and no injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Stand For Salmon Defeated In General Election

first_imgRyan Schryver, Director of Stand for Salmon: “Despite the outcome today, we have been successful in changing the conversation about salmon and salmon habitat for the better. Even if Alaskans didn’t see this specific language as the solution, it’s clear we need to update our laws and use modern science to adapt to the increasingly large threats to our salmon populations.” Kati Capozzi, campaign manager for the opposing group Stand for Alaska Vote No on 1: “Voters today showed they believe our current regulations have served to protect our habitat and allow for responsible development. The defeat of Ballot Measure 1 sends a clear message that Alaskans are not in favor of Outside interests’ attempts to regulate our land and resources.” Ballot Measure 1 has received 145,997 votes against, and 83,479 votes in favor, with 98 percent of the precincts reporting. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Ballot measure 1, Stand for Salmon, was defeated during Tuesday’s general election. The initiative aimed to set new standards for fish and wildlife habitat protections when permitting state projects.last_img read more

Who Are the New Leaders of BtoB

first_imgABM announced that it has signed up a record number of new members (although—and I say this in all sincerity—that’s what ABM CEO Gordon Hughes has said every year for at least the last six or seven).A Transition from the Old Guard At the same time, though, it was a meeting that reflected an industry—and an association—in transition. In the old days, that Tuesday night dinner was the highlight, with everyone in black tie and everyone still there. In the old days there would have been a live band (sometimes a big-name band), not a DJ. In the old days, all the big players in the association were CEOs and owners of their own print publishing companies. That’s not true anymore, but it’s unclear who the new leaders are. Is it the private-equity firms? The online-only publishers? The “Web-first” companies? The suppliers? The answer is probably all of the above, but a lot of the private-equity firms that were so anxious to get into this business four or five years ago are now bruised by bad media-industry investments and unfavorable lending terms, making them an unlikely prospect for association leadership—even though they’re a stated target for association expansion. And the new guard leaves out the core print-centric b-to-b publishers that form ABM’s base and dominate its board of directors. But some of the most prominent companies are struggling through a recession in the overall economy and a life-threatening decline in print b-to-b media.In fact, board member John French of Penton Media registered, but was apparently not at the meeting. Nor was Tad Smith, CEO of Reed Business Information. Or United Business Media’s Scott Mozarsky, although TechWeb CEO Tony Uphoff (a non-board member) was there. Other board members not at the meeting were Randall Reilly’s Mike Reilly and Ziff Davis Media’s Jason Young.Maybe they didn’t miss all that much, as one publisher said at Tuesday evening’s dinner, “There wasn’t one word about how to successfully run a print publishing business in the last three days.”Some of those companies have been in the news lately for layoffs, freezes, bankruptcy—or, in the case of Reed, being on the block.FOLIO:’s Spring Meeting Coverage:Nielsen’s New Corporate Values: ‘Integrated, Open, Simple’The New Must-Have Skills for B-to-B Media: Project ManagementPublishers on Redefining the Role of PrintHanley Wood Moving Toward Becoming a ‘Web-First Company’ LA QUINTA, California—American Business Media’s Spring Meeting 2008 concluded with the usual fanfare Tuesday night, including a dinner dance and golf awards to a group of perhaps just more than 100 remaining attendees. The dinner ran the curtain (an environmentally-friendly curtain to match the “green theme” of much of the conference) down on an event that was successful on several levels. The content (especially on the second day, but also presentations on the first full day by Nielsen CEO David Calhoun and IBM vice president of marketing Edward Abrams) was strong. Sessions on events, on the industry’s new financial owners, and from the CEO perspective, provided real value, if not a lot of audience interaction.The turnout seemed strong, with 290 attendees (including spouses) on the pre-event attendee list. Both the outgoing chairman, Frank Anton, and the incoming chairman, Gary Fitzgerald, gave insightful and inspiring opening presentations.last_img read more

LIBRARY LINEUP Haunted Lighthouses On Oct 29 Jerry Thornton Talks Pats On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult ProgramsFirst Impressions *RRMonday, October 22, 10 amIn a networked social-mediated world, every detail of every candidate can be searched and scrutinized. A good first impression, whether in person or online, has become crucial to a candidate’s success in the job market. This presentation will examine verbal, nonverbal, conscious, unconscious, and electronic elements of a good first impression. Presented by Randall Warniers, who is a freelance editor, book designer, book publisher and facilitator of the leadership team at Acton Networkers.Creative Writing Skill Group *RRTuesday, October 23, 7 pmLearn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. Led by local writing enthusiast Barbara Alevras.Well Read Wednesday Book Group *RRWednesday, October 24, 10 amFeatured Book: My Brilliant Friendby Elena FerranteThe featured book this month is in keeping with the library’s celebration of Italian American Heritage Month. A New York Timesbest seller, My Brilliant Friend,tells the story of lifelong friends Elena Greco and Lila Cerullo, two Italian women who grew up together in the same small town just outside of Naples in the years immediately following World War II. Join us for a discussion of this book!Haunted Lighthouses of New England*RRMonday, October 29, 7 pmLearn about some of New England’s haunted lighthouses and fascinating ghost stories. Jeremy D’Entremont, writer, photographer, and maritime historian provides an exciting presentation on haunted lighthouses and New England. Jeremy’s presentation combines historic and new photos, film clips, and audio clips.Pints + Pages Book Group  *RRThursday, November 1, 7 pmFeatured podcast: Dirty JohnLocation: Bertucci’s (Reading)This social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s  meets on the first Thursday of every other month at various restaurants in either Wilmington or Reading. For more information, contact Adult Services Librarian Kim Blakely at 978-658-2967.Jerry Thornton: Five Rings *RRThursday, November 1, 7 pmBestselling author and sports personality Jerry Thornton will talk about his new book Five Rings: The Super Bowl History of the New England Patriots (So Far). Since 2001 the Patriots have played in eight Super Bowl championships and won five, a run of excellence unparalleled in all of professional sports. Jerry will provides an insider’s view of the Patriots’ years of unparalleled greatness from the unique perspective of an utterly dedicated fan. Jerry writes daily for Barstool Sports and co-hosts their NFL podcast Laces Out.  He is also a standup comic.Kids & TeensNot-So-Scary Mini Movie Marathon *RRSaturday, October 20, 1-4:30 pmWatch two campy Halloween classics, conjure a spooky craft, and test your taste buds in an Oreo Identification Challenge! Grades 6-12Little Movers *RRMonday, October 22, 10 amLet’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around!Ages 1-2Maker Mondays Monday, October 22, 3-4:30 pmDrop in to tinker with tech! Strawbees, MaKey MaKeys, a Raspberry Pi, 3Doodlers and more will be available for you to explore at these drop-in workshops. Grades 4-8Pumpkin PaintingTuesday, October 23, 10 amDecorate a pumpkin to take home! Ages 3-6Financial Aid 101 Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 pmIf you don’t know the rules, you can’t win the financial aid game! Financial Coach Jack Wang presents strategies to get more aid and pay for college. Common questions surrounding savings, options for paying, getting more aid, and how to avoid the unintentional mistakes that ruin your chances for aid are demystified.Crafternoon:Donut Pumpkins *RRWednesday, October 24, 3:45 pmCombine your fall favorites—decorate mini pumpkins to resemble delicious donuts. Grades 4-8Music and More with Bernadette Baird *RRWednesday, October 24, 6:30 pmBernadette Baird presents music and movement for toddlers and young children through age three. Sing, play musical instruments and dance. Ages 1-3(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: How To Talk To The Other Side on Sept. 10; Classical Music Concert on Sept. 12In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”last_img read more

Key hospitals in Kashmir treat more than 150 tear gas pellet injuries

first_imgA man with pellet injuries is treated inside a house in a neighbourhood where there have been regular clashes with Indian security forces following restrictions after the government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir, in Srinagar August 14, 2019.ReutersAt least 152 people have suffered injuries from tear gas and pellets in disputed Kashmir since Indian security forces this month launched a sweeping crackdown, data from the Himalayan region’s two main hospitals shows.Indian authorities have deployed additional paramilitary police, banned public gatherings and cut cellular and internet links to prevent large scale protests after withdrawing the revolt-torn territory’s special status on Aug 5.Still, people especially youth, have come out in the lanes of the region’s key city of Srinagar, on occasions such as Friday prayers or Eid this month, throwing stones, prompting retaliatory action by security forces.Data obtained by Reuters showed 152 people reported to Srinagar’s Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences and Shri Maharaj Hari Singh with injuries from pellet shots and tear gas fire between Aug 5 and Aug 21.The government, which has not yet provided any figures of the injured in the sporadic protests, has said there have been no deaths in this month’s demonstrations in a region where more than 50,000 have died since an armed revolt broke out in 1989.India hopes that withdrawal of special privileges for Kashmir, such as exclusive rights to land, government jobs and college places and opening them up to people from the rest of the country will help to integrate the territory. Barbed wire is seen laid on a deserted road during restrictions in Srinagar on August 5, 2019.ReutersPakistan lays claim to Muslim-majority Kashmir and has condemned the decision to change its status.A local government official in Jammu and Kashmir, however, said the number of injured was probably higher than the figures from the two hospitals.Many of those who were discharged within hours do not feature in their list, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, while others, with wounds treated at smaller hospitals, remain unaccounted for.last_img read more

Cell phone affair ends in gang rape

first_imgCell phone love affair ends in gang rape A college girl was allegedly gang-raped by five friends at a house in Kacharipara village of Rajibpur upazila in Kurigram on Tuesday afternoon.The victim, from Dewanganj upazila of Jamalpur district, is a student of Rajibpur college.It is reported that one of the alleged rapists seduced the victim over phone. He called her up on Tuesday requesting her to come to his house and then he and his friends raped her.Police on Wednesday detained a youth in connection with the rape incident after the victim’s uncle filed a rape case with the Rajibpur police station.According to the case statement, Khorshed Ali, son of Mahbubur Rahman of Kacharipara village, lured the college student over phone.Khorshed Ali requested the victim to come to his house in Kacharipara saying he wants to see her.On her arrival on Tuesday, Khorshed took her to the house of one of his friends – Rafiqul Islam – in the same village and at one stage, Khorshed and his four friends raped the college girl one after another, said the case statement.The gang rape left the girl bleeding and unconscious. Then Khorshed’s friends – Alamin and Ariful Islam – rushed the girl to Rajibpur Upazila Health Complex and fled the scene.The victim was later shifted to Jamalpur Medical College Hospital as her health deteriorated further.Rajibpur Upazila Health Complex medical officer Bipasha Roy said excessive bleeding led to the deterioration of her health condition and she was shifted to Jamalpur.“It is for sure that she was tortured by more than one person. She had to have at least 12 stitches.”Rajibpur police station officer-in-charge Prithwish Kumar Sarker told Prothom Alo that victim’s uncle filed a rape case accusing six people.A certain Al-Amin has been detained and efforts are underway to arrest others, said the police officer.last_img read more

Glass electrodes used in nanoscale pump

first_img More information: Sanghyun Lee et al., Liquid glass electrodes for nanofluidics, Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 16 May 2010 | doi:10.1038/nnano.2010.81 Storing a Lightning Bolt in Glass for Portable Power (PhysOrg.com) — A team of engineers from the U.S. and South Korea has developed what is believed to be the smallest man-made pump ever built, powered by a glass electrode. The pump is about the same size as a red blood corpuscle. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Citation: Glass electrodes used in nanoscale pump (2010, May 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-glass-electrodes-nanoscale.html SEM showing surface roughness of the fs-laser machined nanochannel. Image credit: Nature Nanotechnology, doi:10.1038/nnano.2010.81. While glass does not normally conduct electricity, the team discovered a few years ago that at the nanoscale glass can conduct electricity without breaking. They have now used the property to solve a problem inherent in nanodevices, which is the difficulty of integrating wires into them to provide the required electrical current.The engineers involved in the research were Sanghyun Lee from South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology, and Alan Hunt and Ran An from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in the U.S. They machined nanochannels inside a glass substrate (a microscope cover slip) using a new laser technique (called “femtosecond-laser nanomachining”), leaving a thin glass wall at the tip of each channel that can change properties reversibly from an insulator to a conductor in the presence of high electric fields. This phenomenon is called “dialectric breakdown,” and usually results in overheating and damage, but at the nanoscale there is no damage to the glass.When the channel is filled with an electrically conducting solution it effectively becomes a tiny liquid wire, with the glass wall at the end acting as an electrode. Hunt described the thickness of the glass wall by saying that “if Alice ate a mushroom in Wonderland and shrank to the size of a gnat, the thread in her dress would be about as thick as the conductive glass wall in the electrode.”The team demonstrated the glass electrodes by using them to power a microscopic pump consisting of an assembly of three 0.6-micrometer-wide glass electrodes. Each electrode consists of two channels positioned end to end with the glass wall between them. The wall would normally prevent the electrolyte and electric current from passing through, but at the nanoscale applying an electric potential of only 10 volts was enough to transform the insulating glass into a conducting electrode. The heat generated by dielectric breakdown was dissipated so quickly at this scale that there was no damage to the glass.The pump works by electroosmosis, in which electricity pushes the fluids from one end of the pump to the other. The heart of the pump measures only four micrometers across, and the pump is capable of controlling a flow rate of one femtoliter (10-15 liters) per second. It could be used for applications such as delivering drugs to an individual cell or for taking fluid samples from single cells. The glass electrodes could also be integrated into other nanoscale devices.The results of the research are published online in Nature Nanotechnology. 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.last_img read more

ClipAngel is an opensource clipboard manager for Windows

first_imgClipAngel is an open-source clipboard manager for Windows by Ashwin on July 16, 2019 in Software – 20 commentsA Clipboard manager can be a very useful tool, especially if you do a lot of writing and calculating work. It can store a history of the text that you copy using CTRL + C or a right-click and copy.This can be very useful to have, in case you want to go revisit something that you copied to the clipboard, something that the default clipboard manager in Windows is incapable of.We have reviewed plenty of clipboard managers here on Ghacks already, including Clipboard Master, Clipboard Help+Spell, or Clipjump which all add functionality to the built-in clipboard experience to make the function more useful.ClipAngel is an open-source clipboard manager for WindowsIt isn’t by any means pretty, in fact not many clipboard managers are but you should never judge a program based on its interface. ClipAngel has a lot of features that make it worthwhile; the program sits in the system tray, and works in the background. When you need to access it, use Alt + V to bring up ClipAngel into view. This works in all applications, for e.g. Notepad, Libre Office, Firefox, basically any program.The ClipAngel interface consists of a side-bar which lists all the content it has stored, a preview pane on the right where you can view the selected content, a menu bar with various settings and a toolbar with options to manage/edit the clipboard entries. There is another toolbar on the bottom with more options.Pasting content using ClipAngelPlace the cursor where you want the text to be pasted into (for e.g. Notepad), and bring up ClipAngel’s interface. Double click on the content that you wish to paste, and it will be added right where you wanted it to. Simple, isn’t it? This works with text, rich text format, files, HTML and images.Tip: Want to take several screenshots quickly and edit them later? Use the print screen key as many times as you want, and ClipAngel saves every one of them.There are advanced options that you can use to paste content. To view them right-click on the selected content in the ClipAngel interface. This brings up a right-click context menu with options including Paste text, Paste line, Paste file, Paste Special, Simulate char input, Copy to clipboard, Edit title, Mark as favorite, Open file, Text compare and Delete. Most of these are self-explanatory, but Paste Special does have its own set of options.This includes options for changing the case of the letters from: No Change, UPPER CASE, lower case, Sentence case, and a few CamelCase options. You can optionally set the program to replace tab with spaces, end of line symbol with space, etc.Tip: If you typed a sentence in the wrong case format. For instance, IF YOU USED ALL CAPS. Don’t delete or retype it. Copy it to the clipboard, and use ClipAngel to correct it to the desired case.Advanced OptionsThere are a great many advanced options in ClipAngel. I’ll mention a few of those. The paintbrush icon on the toolbar, can be used to display rich text formatting (bulleted lists, numbered lists, hyperlinks, etc). You can edit plain text directly from the program’s interface. An optional secondary column can be enabled, to include the time-stamp of each clipboard entry. The toolbar and the List menu can be used for organizing your clipboard entries. The List menu lets you sort the list, display only texts, images or files, and more.ClipAngel also includes the name of the program and the title of the document from which you copied the content from. You can edit it if you want to.The Clip menu if where things get really advanced. You can use it to find text within all entries, which in itself is a priceless feature. The Save as option allows you to save a selected clip to file (HTML, TXT, PNG, RTF). You can select multiple clips and use the Join Clip option, to create a single combined clip. Similarly, you can select clips and compare the text in them, although this will require a third-party file comparison application like the ones mentioned here.A few privacy related optionsClipAngel can be disabled from monitoring specific applications using the “Ignore applications” setting. You can use the “disable monitoring” and “clear clipboard” options in ClipAngel to stop it from storing clips and to delete clips respectively. Alternatively, you could simply exit the program, when you don’t want it to store the clipboard’s content, or just use the portable version and exit it when it’s not required. You can export and import clips to the.CAC (ClipAngel Clip) format, like a backup and restore option.Tip: To delete a clipboard entry, select it and hit the delete key.The upload image option lets you save screenshots and other clips directly to the Imgur service. Personally, I don’t like this option.I should mention that ClipAngel requires .Net Framework 4.52 or above, to work. Though that really shouldn’t be an issue if you’re using Windows 10, as it is pre-installed in the OS.On a personal note, I once lost an entire article to an incorrectly timed copy and paste. Another time this happened, was when a WordPress/Server error prevented an article from being saved, and I didn’t have a draft copy. So, you could say I learned a lesson the hard way. That’s actually the reason why I started using clipboard managers, along with Microsoft Office Online because of its auto-save feature.Hours of work and effort could be saved, simply by using a clipboard manager. I’ve tried many over the years and prefer to use Ditto, though it hasn’t been updated for a while. It’s always nice to have an alternative though. CopyQ is also a very good clipboard manager, and Martin has written an excellent review about it.Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 1 votes Software Name ClipAngelOperating System WindowsSoftware Category ProductivityPrice FreeLanding Page https://sourceforge.net/projects/clip-angel/ Advertisementlast_img read more

Puerto Morelos begins sargasso barrier placements

first_imgMunicipal president Laura Fernández Piña says that they began the placements over the weekend, which includes installing and anchoring 2,200 linear meters of the marine barriers along nearly two kilometers of public beaches that are under the municipal government, including Ventana al Mar. “This mechanism will serve to contain and direct the sargassum to collection points that will be used for that purpose and will prevent accumulation in the areas that are occupied as spas in addition to allowing a faster and more effective collection,” she explained. Photo: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Morelos City council is hoping that the barriers, which are being strategically placed in known arrival points, will help reduce the accumulation of sargasso and function as a stop strategy. Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The municipal government of Puerto Morelos has begun the placement of sargasso barriers along public beach areas in an attempt to keep the unwanted seaweed from reaching shore. center_img The use of these barriers, she explained, is part of the agreements and proposals derived from the Puerto Morelos Protocol since the barriers have yielded very positive results along the beaches. She says that the president of the National Conference of Municipalities of Mexico reported several hotel groups in the municipality have already installed barriers, while others are in the process of installation. “The exponential arrival of sargassum has environmental effects and effects in the tourism industry, so we will not lower our guard and will include new strategies that are effective, always protecting the natural resources,” she said. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more Related Content Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Feature | May 20, 2014 GE Healthcare Partners With Tesla Engineering to Produce Ultra High-Field 7T MRI Systems Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco 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 | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more May 20, 2014 — GE Healthcare and Tesla Engineering Ltd. are collaborating to produce 7T human whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The companies made the announcement at the joint meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) in Milan.Ultra high-field MRI systems are used for scientific and medical research, primarily for morphological and functional imaging of the brain while steadily expanding to all anatomies. Researchers using ultra high-field scanners hope their work will contribute to earlier disease detection, more accurate diagnosis and increased effectiveness of investigational therapies for disorders and diseases such as cancer, stroke, epilepsy, drug abuse, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, attention deficit disorder, multiple sclerosis, head injury, visual disorders and schizophrenia.Tesla Engineering Ltd. is currently building a new factory in Storrington, U.K., to manufacture the 7 Tesla magnets. They have recruited several key engineering and management staff with extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of ultra high-field magnets. The first unit from the new production line is committed to GE and scheduled to ship in late 2015.“This agreement will enable GE to deepen and broaden our collaborations with leading MRI academics and visionaries, sharing our collective expertise and missions in technology, science and medicine,” said Richard Hausmann, president and CEO of GE Healthcare, MR. “The GE 7T community in the U.S., Europe and Asia has already demonstrated breakthrough observations and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and cognitive physiology. Together, we will continue to push the frontiers of MRI for neuroscience and other applications.”“Tesla is very pleased to collaborate with GE and to take a leadership position in the continuing evolution of MR magnet technology,” said Mike Begg, group managing director, Tesla Engineering Ltd. “This is a solid business opportunity for us that complements and builds upon our existing strengths in superconducting magnet technology, as well as our strong core technology positions in cryogenics.”For more information: www.gehealthcare.com, www.tesla.co.uk FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more last_img read more

Sinkings in S Korea China present divers different tests

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, rescuers save a survivor, center, from the overturned passenger ship in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River in central China’s Hubei Province Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Rescuers pulled several survivors to safety after hearing cries for help Tuesday from inside a capsized cruise ship that went down overnight in a storm on China’s Yangtze River, state broadcaster CCTV said. (Cheng Min/Xinhua via AP) NO SALES New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 ___AP writers Kim Tong-hyung and Hyung-jin Kim contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories ___RESCUE SPEEDAlready within the first 24 hours, Chinese divers pulled three trapped survivors from inside the overturned cruise ship, in addition to others passengers who made it to safety. It took divers in South Korea more than three agonizing days just to enter the ferry Sewol after it sank on April 16, 2014. By that time, all they could do was retrieve bodies. For those three days, as TV cameras filmed the ferry as it sank, and a stunned nation watched, divers and rescue workers failed repeatedly to get into the ship. Officials said the extreme currents around the South Korean islands where the ferry sank, the cold water temperature and the unpredictable weather made it too dangerous for divers to enter.___SHOWING ANGEROutrage will likely take a different form in China than it did in South Korea, where families of victims sometimes accosted and screamed at officials who visited the scene of the disaster. That anger lingers among many here who see the rescue operations as criminally botched. For the last year, dozens have camped in a major South Korean square to protest the government’s handling of the disaster. So great was the uproar that South Korea’s president eventually disbanded the much-maligned coast guard, creating a new body meant to oversee national safety issues. Though families in China’s capsizing are already expressing their anger, it seems unlikely something similar could happen in their authoritarian country, where crackdowns on dissent are common. ___THE CAPTAINSOne similarity: Both captains survived. It is too early to say what will happen in China, of course, but the Sewol captain is one of the most hated men in recent South Korean history. He was among the first to escape, filmed by cameras leaping in his underpants from the sinking ship onto a coast guard vessel. He was arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. The rage that he escaped early and unhurt was compounded here by claims that he and his crew botched the evacuation, telling the mostly schoolchildren inside to remain where they were, even as the ship sank and capsized. In April, the captain was given a sentence of life in prison by an appellate court on a homicide conviction.___RESCUE CHALLENGESIt’s not clear how successful the Chinese rescue operations will be or, if largely unsuccessful, how long the recovery of bodies will take. But the Sewol recovery operations dragged on for seven months, until November when the government called them off. By that time, they’d searched for more than 200 days and recovered 295 bodies; nine are still missing. The physical toll was extreme. Every day divers would gather at a dock and check the weather and currents. If allowed to dive, they had to feel along the side of the ship until they could find a window they could crack open with hammers. Thick sediment inside often made flashlights useless, and divers had to creep along using their hands to feel where they were. Their only lifeline was a 100-meter oxygen hose, and it was a constant battle to keep it from getting snagged. Several divers had to make rapid ascents to the surface, risking decompression sickness, also known as the bends, which in severe cases can be fatal. Two divers died in the Sewol operations. Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Sponsored Stories SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As divers scramble to save hundreds trapped in a capsized cruise ship in China’s Yangtze River, the scene in some ways evokes Northeast Asia’s last major maritime disaster: the ferry sinking last year that killed more than 300 people off South Korea’s southwest coast. Yet even at this early stage, there are far more differences than similarities.Here are some key points comparing the South Korean and Chinese sinkings:last_img read more

ORLANDO Fla – After almost two decades Walt Dis

first_img ORLANDO, Fla. – After almost two decades, Walt Disney World is ending the pyrotechnic, light and fireworks show which nightly lights up the sky above its Epcot theme park.The theme park resort said on its blog this week that the “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” show would be replaced with a new show once it ends in summer 2019.“IllumiNations” debuted in 1999 as part of the theme park resort’s celebration of the new millennium.The replacement show for “IllumiNations” will join a slew of other changes at Epcot, including a “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster, a “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction and a new restaurant adjacent to Mission: SPACE. Park officials haven’t announced opening dates for those attractions. by The Associated Press Posted Sep 21, 2018 12:39 pm PDT Last Updated Sep 21, 2018 at 1:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘IllumiNations’ pyrotechnic show ending next year at Epcotlast_img read more