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La Salle finds strength after NU loss

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The defending champions lost their four-game win streak at the hands of the Lady Bulldogs, 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, that ended their unbeaten start and watched NU go to an immaculate 4-0 slate.After the drawback, though, the Lady Spikers went back to business and dished out a three-set beating to woeful University of the East, 25-18, 25-17, 25-20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We really wanted to win immediately, and when we lost to NU we went straight back to the gym to fix our mistakes,” said Kianna Dy in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“And when we lost we knew we found our strength. We’ve addressed what we needed to do and that was realizing we needed to finish off games immediately and we shouldn’t be complacent even if we go up by two sets.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH In their game against NU, Dy and the rest of the Lady Spikers failed to counter a loose cannon in Jaja Santiago who finished with 27 points.Against UE, however, La Salle stayed true to its course and denied the Lady Warriors any chance to get back at them.Desiree Cheng finished off the Lady Warriors with two clutch kills that brought La Salle’s record to 4-1, half-a-game behind leader NU.“One of the things we learned after the loss to NU was that we need to be fearless and have this emotional fortitude,” said Dy who had eight points against UE. “We have drills where we won’t stop unless coach Ramil [De Jesus] tells us to stop.”“We have to show our toughness, show that we won’t give up no matter what. It’s connected to the game because you shouldn’t give up until the 25th point.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Soyud finds confidence despite Adamson’s loss to Ateneo De La Salle has had this habit of immediately going back to the drawing board after a loss, and the Lady Spikers did just that after they bowed to National University on Sunday in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more

Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls in Jaipur: Delhi and Bengaluru Tie 39-39

first_imgWith the teams below them all breathing down their neck, Bengaluru Bulls need a win sooner rather than later to boost their chances of a playoff spot. Despite still being in the top 6, a few unfavourable results will see them drop out of those spots, making it imperative for them to get a win having lost their last two matches.Skipper Rohit Kumar had a good outing last time around, while Sehrawat also played a part with the duo accounting for most of their points. They will need to put on similar displays, if not better, against what is a solid Dabang Delhi defence. Sehrawat – the league’s leading raid points scorer – will need to lead from the front like he has so many times already this year. That said, even if Sehrawat delivers, it doesn’t guarantee the reigning champions success without significant contributions from Rohit and their defence.Reviving Sehrawat has been troublesome for his team at times, making it crucial for others to come to the fore when required. Their defence, in particular, could have done better in the last couple of fixtures and rest assured coach Randhir Singh Sehrawat will be viewing it as an area to improve on against the league leaders. Dabang Delhi will be eager to maintain their intensity despite virtually having one foot in the semi-finals. The side from the capital have looked a cut above the rest all campaign and they will want to keep that positivity intact as we get closer to playoff week.The inspirational Naveen Kumar is currently on a run of an unprecedented 14 consecutive Super 10s and he’s likely to have a major say on the outcome of the contest as we have grown accustomed to. With ‘Hi-Flyer’ Pawan Sehrawat in the Bengaluru Bulls camp, the match could even boil down to a direct faceoff between the two superstar raiders. Chandran Ranjit and Meraj Sheykh are two other individuals that can make game-altering contributions for Dabang Delhi in offence.Their defence also looks well-balanced like their attack with the experience of skipper Joginder Narwal and Ravinder Pahal to fall back on. Anil Kumar and Vishal Mane are more quality defensive options for coach Krishan Kumar Hooda to choose from.The Hawk, Ravinder Pahal has been soaring high as usual. Here’s a look at his stats from PKL Season 7….#BuraNaManoDilliHai #RavinderPahal #TheHawk #Delhi #VIVOProKabaddi #PKLSeason7 #DabangDelhi@ReforceSports @brewhouseicetea @JKCementLimited @softovac_in @BKTtires— Dabang Delhi KC (@DabangDelhiKC) September 20, 2019last_img read more

Not thinking of IPL 2019 playoffs, focussing on next 2 games: Krunal Pandya

first_imgNot thinking of IPL 2019 playoffs, focussing on next 2 games: Krunal PandyaKrunal Pandya said Mumbai Indians are going to focus on the last two league phase matches rather than think about the IPL playoffs, something that MI have not yet secured.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiApril 30, 2019UPDATED: April 30, 2019 18:14 IST Krunal Pandya said it has been a good season for Mumbai Indians (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians are currently in third spot on the IPL points tableMI have 14 points from 12 games having won 7 games so far this seasonMumbai face SRH and KKR in their last two games at the Wankhede StadiumMumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya Tuesday said though they have done well in the season so far, the three-time IPL champions are not yet thinking about the playoffs.While Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings have booked the two slots for the playoffs, there is competition among five others teams for the remaining two positions.Currently, Mumbai Indians, are placed third with 14 points from 12 games and they take on Sunrises Hyderabad on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium here.Sunrises Hyderabad are placed fourth on the points table with 12 points from 12 games.”It (the season) has been very good for us (the team), specially like after playing 12 games, we are almost there at (with) 14 points and still there are two games to go, so it has been a good season for us,” said Krunal, who has picked up 8 wickets from 12 matches so far.Krunal along with his Mumbai teammates South African Quinton De Kock and Ishan Kishan attended the ‘Kingfisher Bowl Out’ event at a mall in suburban Kurla.The left-handed batsman, who has scored just 167 runs this season, said that the team was focussing on the next two games and wanted to do well in those matches.”I guess we (the team) are not thinking of (about) playoffs or anything. We are just focussing on next two games, which are league games, and we just want to do well in those two games and then (we will) see how it goes into the playoffs,” Krunal noted.After the Thursday game, Mumbai will face Kolkata Knight Riders in their last league game on Sunday in Mumbai.advertisementAlso Read | I don’t care about records: Hardik Pandya after 34-ball 91 vs KKRAlso Read | Australia pacer Jason Behrendorff leaves Mumbai Indians ahead of World Cup campFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow IPL playoffsFollow Krunal PandyaFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow MIlast_img read more

Biggest Gantry Crane in Alaska Arriving at Kodiak Terminal

first_imgU.S. carrier and container terminal operator Matson, Inc. has taken delivery of a new 65-ton gantry crane to replace one half its size at the company’s Kodiak Terminal in Alaska.Standing more than 340 feet tall at its peak with a boom spanning 164 feet, Matson’s new crane is the largest in Alaska, capable of lifting loads up to 60 feet long and weighing up to 145,000 pounds.The crane is electrically powered crane and will use fly wheel technology to capture, store and then return power as needed.The USD 10 million giant will run on electricity provided by the Kodiak Electric Association, which uses wind and water turbines to generate 99.9 percent of its power.last_img read more

NEET results declared Rajasthans Nalin Khandelwal tops exam

first_imgNew Delhi: The results of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 were declared on Wednesday, with Rajasthan’s Nalin Khandelwal topping the exam.The NEET is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in medical and dental colleges approved by the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India. Khandelwal scored 701 marks out of 720 to top the exam. Delhi’s Bhavik Bansal and Akshat Kaushik from Uttar Pradesh secured the second and the third positions respectively. Both Bansal and Kaushik scored 700 out of 720 marks, but Bansal was ranked second because he secured more marks in biology than Kaushik. Telangana’s Madhuri Reddy G emerged as the topper among girls by securing an all-India rank of seven. She secured 695 marks out of 720.last_img read more

Gun that killed healer matches one purchased by Canadian killed in Peru

first_imgAuthorities in Peru say the gun that killed a plant healer matches one purchased by a Canadian man who was slain in the Amazon rain forest earlier this month.The justice ministry says Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, purchased the gun on April 3 — a few weeks before Olivia Arevalo, an octogenarian from the Shipibo-Konibo tribe of northeastern Peru, was killed.Two people have been arrested in connection with Woodroffe’s death.Peruvian authorities have said the Vancouver Island man was dragged by the neck to his death shortly after he was accused of killing Arevalo.Prosecutors have said two suspects were identified in a video shot on a cellphone showing the moment Woodroffe was killed last week.Officials have said forensic experts were studying Woodroffe’s body to determine whether he had any involvement in her death.Woodroffe posted online ahead of his trip to Peru, saying he hoped that an apprenticeship with a plant healer would help his goal of changing careers to become an addiction counsellor using hallucinogenic medicine.last_img read more

Morocco Algeria Top Africas Arms Importers Report

first_imgRabat – Morocco received 22% of Africa’s global arms imports while Algeria headed the region’s ranking, with 36% of Africa’s imports, according to a new report.In a tight arms race, Algeria and Morocco represented the two leading weapons procurers on the African continent over the last four years, according to The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)’s report.The report asserted that Algeria and Morocco have been heading the Africa’s arms importers rankings for the last 4 years, with arms imports to the continent shooting up by 53 percent in 2009-2013 compared with 2004-2008. Algeria was ranked the top African arms importer and tenth in the world, making up 36% of Africa’s imports, while Morocco was ranked the second in Africa with only 22% of Africa’s arms imports.The report said that Morocco became world’s 10th recipient, and it has remained France’s second largest recipient importing 11% of the French exports, after China which imports 13%.According to the report, Russia was by far the largest supplier to Algiers. It supplied 93 percent of Algerian arms imports, while France was the second supplier to Algeria with 3%.Heading the Arab list, United Arab Emirates was ranked the world’s 4th largest arms importer after India, China and Pakistan despite the fact that its imports decreased in the last year.The largest stockpile of arms belongs to India, which remains by far the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest rivals China and Pakistan over the last five years. According to SIPRI, the United States remained at the top of the arms sellers’ table for 2009-2013, accounting for 29 percent of global exports, followed closely by Russia at 20 percent.Germany retained third place as the largest exporter of submarines, SIPRI said. German exports to Africa rose 53 percent, and Algeria, Morocco and Sudan were the biggest buyers.SIPRI used a five-year cycle to even out fluctuations caused by a big order during any specific year. The institute bases its data on public sources as well as government and industry reports.Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Climate change tops UN chiefs talks with Bolivian President

7 May 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed climate change today with Evo Morales Ayma, the President of Bolivia, which recently hosted a major civil society conference on the issue. Before a private meeting with the Bolivian leader, Mr. Ban met with Mr. Morales and representatives from civil society organizations that participated in the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, held from 19 to 22 April in the city of Cochabamba.In a message sent to the conference, the Secretary-General had called on all governments, businesses and citizens of the world to give the Earth the respect and care it deserves, and emphasized that the wise management of the Earth’s resources must be an integral part of efforts to reduce poverty and hunger and improve health and human well-being. Mr. Ban told Mr. Morales that he was pleased that the conclusions of the Cochabamba conference had been submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the one universal forum where all nations and peoples come together to resolve climate issues.He added that the voices of civil society and indigenous peoples must be heard, according to information provided by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.In addition, he welcomed all initiatives that can contribute to a comprehensive, equitable and effective global response to climate change, which the Secretary-General has described as the “defining challenge of our era.” read more

Evidence collected to prosecute MR and others

Independent investigations were made possible as the new government formed after the January 2015 presidential poll restored freedom of action of law enforcement agencies, he told a news conference. “Their misdeeds are now being revealed and they are about to be arrested,” Senaratne said, referring to members of the former Rajapaksa regime. Law enforcement authorities are close to instituting legal proceedings against ousted president Mahinda Rajapaksa and members of his regime, a Government spokesman said.Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said enough evidence had been uncovered to hold trials against former regime members facing human rights abuse and corruption charges, Economy Next reported. “The main investigations are over and the law enforcement agencies are on the verge of initiating legal action.”Investigations against the Rajapaksa family include a probe into the murder of a popular rugby player and allegations of hidden wealth in foreign banks, charges the Rajapaksas have rejected. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Donor nations laud remarkable efforts by UN agency aiding Palestine refugees

Following a briefing by the Agency on the limits it faces in trying to provide humanitarian assistance to millions of Palestine refugees, the European Union representative, Leo D’Aes, said, “if we can support UNRWA in any way we will gladly do so.” He welcomed the report on UNRWA’s access problems, saying, “This gives the EU the additional information it needs for its contacts with the Israeli authorities.” “The European Union is always impressed by UNRWA’s performance,” said Mr. D’Aes, calling the Agency’s accomplishments “truly remarkable compared with the limited resources” available. According to a statement released by UNRWA in connection with the meeting, the Agency has 42 truckloads of medical supplies stranded in the West Bank which are destined for distribution in Gaza. “In defiance of international convention, Israel insists these supplies must be unloaded and searched,” the Agency said. The 72 checkpoints operating in the West Bank have delayed or halted the delivery of supplies to health clinics, schools and food distribution centres. UNRWA staff have been unable to get to work, school days have been lost because of closures, and the Agency has been forced to spend money intended for humanitarian aid on storage fees for goods blocked by the Israeli authorities, the statement said. Agency representatives told the meeting that UNRWA’s humanitarian work is being “choked” by the actions of the Israeli Defence Forces. Also at the meeting, UNRWA welcomed the European Commission’s announcement that it will increase its contribution to the Agency’s general fund next year from €120 million to €174 million (euros). read more

Henrik Stenson Jon Rahm tied for lead in the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas — Jon Rahm hardly missed a shot and found golf easy Friday on his way to a 9-under 63, giving him a share of the lead with Henrik Stenson going into the weekend at the Hero World Challenge.Tiger Woods stayed eight shots behind, and an 18-month-old rules decision kept him from being a further stroke back. He hit into a palm bush on the 18th hole on his way to a double bogey. Video evidence revealed he hit the ball more than once, but Woods wasn’t given an additional penalty shot because of the rule that players aren’t penalized if it can’t be seen by the naked eye. He shot 69.Stenson ran off three straight birdies late in his round for a 66.They were at 10-under 134.Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press read more

The Best NBA Teams Of AllTime According To Elo

140031-51In the lottery 150041-41Average 180067-15All-time great 120015-67Historically awful You can sort the teams in several ways: by their season-ending Elo rating, by their peak rating or by their average rating throughout the season.5Peak ratings and average ratings exclude the first 20 games of each team’s season, when they reflect a substantial amount of carry-over from the prior year. A team’s composite Elo rating is a simple average of these three.For the very best teams — and I already mentioned some of Elo’s favorites, like the Jordan-era Bulls and the 1985-86 Celtics — the ratings are high across the board. The ’82-83 Sixers are another of these, ranking as the 10th-best team all-time.But in other cases, there’s a pretty big difference between peak, year-end and average ratings. The 1999-2000 Los Angeles Lakers achieved the 11th-highest peak rating ever (1779). But their year-end rating is a pedestrian 1690 because they coasted down the stretch and then struggled (relatively speaking) in the playoffs, getting outscored by both the Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers despite winning those series. Conversely, the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons got better and better as the season went on, going 35-6 in the second half of the regular season and then 15-2 in the playoffs against opponents that included the Lakers, Celtics and Bulls.The list might seem to be biased toward relatively recent teams: Among the top 50 seasons all-time, only six from before 1980 make the list. This is mostly a consequence of there being more teams than there once were. Simply put, it’s much more impressive to be the best team in a 30-team league than in a 10-team league.But it’s also hard to say the NBA is watered down, at least right now. In fact, it’s barely expanded in recent years, adding just one franchise since 1995. That makes recent teams’ performances more impressive than those from, for example, the early 1970s, when the NBA almost doubled in size over a few seasons. When Elo ranks a team higher or lower than you might expect intuitively, it’s usually because it perceives the team’s competition to be especially strong or especially weak.Some teams, meanwhile, do their damage over the long run instead of having any one standout season. The best team from the Celtics dynasty of the 1960s ranks only 47th all-time. But the Celtics of that era were incredibly consistent, with a composite Elo rating falling somewhere between 1627 and 1704 over 11 consecutive seasons. The San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, have placed 13 teams in the all-time top 100 since 1994-95, but their highest-ranked individual season (2013-14) is only 12th.And what about this season’s Warriors ranking as the fourth-best team of all time? Obviously, that’s a provisional score: They may rise or fall a couple of slots depending on how the rest of the playoffs go (although they almost certainly won’t pull ahead of the 1995-96 Bulls). But even though the conventional wisdom has been skeptical about the Warriors at times, we think Elo’s case is pretty easy to defend.Here’s how it goes. As we’ve said, Elo is all about accounting for the strength of a team’s competition, and the Western Conference over the past dozen or so years has featured about the toughest basketball competition imaginable. The Warriors’ 67-15 regular-season record is as good as any other Western Conference team from this era, and their regular-season point differential (+10.2 points per game) is better than anyone else’s. If they follow that up with a title, there really won’t be much to find fault with. Whether they’re a one-year wonder or will prove to be a perennial contender is another question, of course. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring the interactive and tracking their progress. 160051-31Playoff bound 170060-22Title contender 130022-60LOL The stakes in the NBA are incredibly high. Superstar players so dominate the league that decisions on trades, draft picks and free-agent signings could gut a franchise for years or make it a perennial contender. But unlike in sports like baseball and hockey, where luck plays a larger role, in the NBA, the best team usually wins. There’s little forgiveness when a star player gets hurt, and when a team misses its first chance at a title, it may not get another.We wanted a way to visualize each team’s ups and downs. You can find that in the form of our new interactive graphic, “The Complete History Of The NBA,” which tracks each franchise through all 63,145 games (and counting) in NBA and ABA history.1The principal source for game-by-game scores is the always-amazing ratings, the basis for the interactive, should be familiar to regular readers of FiveThirtyEight. We introduced them for the NFL last year, and they proved to be a popular feature.2In part, perhaps, because of a flukishly good performance against Las Vegas point spreads. But we didn’t invent the idea: Elo ratings were originally developed to rate chess players and have also been used in soccer, baseball and other sports.Elo is like the iPad of sports power ratings: Their design is quite simple, and they do a lot with a little, depending only on the final score of each game and where it was played. Teams always gain Elo points after winning games — although more for upset wins and for winning by wider margins — and lose ground after losing them. They account for both regular-season and playoff games. If you want (much, much) more detail, see here. For the rest of you, here’s a quick guide on how to interpret different Elo ratings and about how many wins they’d translate into over the course of an 82-game regular season. Elo ratings above 1800, which imply a team would be able to sustain at least a 67-15 record over the long term, are extremely rare. Only three teams have achieved them: the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls (whose 1853 Elo rating from June 9, 1996, is the all-time record), the 1996-97 Chicago Bulls and the 1985-86 Boston Celtics. This year’s Golden State Warriors have a chance at an 1800-plus rating, depending on how the rest of the playoffs go.A 1700 rating is more typical for a title contender. The Cleveland Cavaliers, with a 1689, are currently somewhere near that mark, for example. A 1600 rating represents a playoff team that’s likely to lose in the first or second round. And Elo ratings can go way lower, of course. The all-time NBA low, 1111, belongs to the Dallas Mavericks after they went 4-57 to open the 1992-93 NBA season.3The ABA’s Oakland Oaks achieved an even lower rating, 1086, at the nadir of their 1967-68 season, but that’s partly because it was the ABA’s inaugural year, which Elo treats very skeptically.So where do, say, the 1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers rank? Here are Elo’s ratings of all seasons in NBA and ABA history:4The table excludes teams that played fewer than 21 games in a season (for reasons such as being disbanded midway through the season). ELOEQUIVALENT RECORDTEAM DESCRIPTION read more

Jerome Fernandez to remain in Kiel – Chambery interested

The French representative, Jerome Fernandez (34), will have to stay in Kiel until the end of the season, instead of moving to Toulouse. The transfer failed because of likely relegation of Toulouse, whereas in the pre-contract it was underlined that playing for a team that is not in the ‘elite’ would be contrary to his values. Therefore, nothing from that transfer.New questions are open regarding his future, and some sources say that he is likely on his way to Chambery, as most interested, and Jerome himself stating that there is interest from that club. Should that transfer happen, the team will become very competitive next season, not only domestically challenging Montpellier, but also in the Champions League possibly challenging Ciudad, Barcelona…We are, however, yet to see how Fernandez’s careerpath will develop… ← Previous Story BM Ciudad Real easily won “Copa del Rey” Next Story → Diego and Sebastian Simonet in French Ivry Jerome Fernandez read more

Minister tells Trumps security advisor This travel ban has damaging consequences

first_img 11,085 Views Share Tweet Email2 Irish Foreign Min @CharlieFlanagan expresses concern of the people of Ireland & EU to Pres. Trump’s #travelban at @WhiteHouse mtg. @rtenews— Caitriona Perry (@CaitrionaPerry) February 1, 2017 Minister tells Trump’s security advisor: ‘This travel ban has damaging consequences’ Charlie Flanagan met with General Michael Flynn in the White House yesterday. Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan Image: Department of Foreign Affairs By Sean Murray 24 Comments Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan Source: Caitriona Perry/Twittercenter_img Short URL IN A MEETING with Donald Trump’s national security advisor, the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he seized the opportunity to express both Irish and EU concerns on the travel ban imposed by the new administration.Flanagan met with General Michael Flynn at the White House yesterday, alongside the general’s deputy KT McFarland.He took this chance to put forward the case for the Irish community in the US, and also expressed, “in a very direct way” the concerns of the people of Ireland, and the EU, on Trump’s most recent executive orders.The trio also discussed issues surrounding Brexit, the peace process in Northern Ireland and immigration reform.Speaking to RTÉ, Flanagan said: “In our discussion, I had the opportunity of sensitising General Flynn on our continuing concerns in regard to the Irish community and our hope that this issue can be addressed by the new administration and congress.”He also said that the closeness between the US and Ireland meant that he could voice his concerns in an open manner.“In the long history of friendship between our two countries,” Flanagan said, “we’ve always had the capacity, when needed, to speak frankly to one another. In our meeting earlier, I directly conveyed to General Flynn the concern expressed in Ireland and across the EU on the recent executive order.“In response, General Flynn outlined the rationale for the order, while I pointed out the damaging consequences in humanitarian terms, as well as for the international reputation of the United States of America.”A topic that was not on the agenda, however, was the discussions taking place back home on the issue of US pre-clearance in Irish airports.The issue was up for debate in cabinet yesterday, with the government being urged to clarify if people can be turned away from boarding a flight at Dublin or Shannon. Feb 1st 2017, 7:37 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article As part of his three-day visit to the US, Flanagan is set to hold a series of meetings with senior Republicans and Democrats later today, with figures such as US House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.Read: FactFind: Is Donald Trump’s travel ban ‘similar to what Obama did’?Read: White House spokesman says order is ‘not a travel ban’ (despite Trump saying it was yesterday) Image: Department of Foreign Affairs Wednesday 1 Feb 2017, 7:37 AMlast_img read more

Les opérateurs perdent largent des SMS à cause des messageries web

first_imgLes opérateurs perdent l’argent des SMS à cause des messageries webLes opérateurs de téléphonie mondiaux ont estimé leur manque à gagner sur les échanges SMS de 13,7 milliards d’euros en 2011. En cause, les services de messagerie utilisant les réseaux 3G ou WiFi qui se popularisent depuis plusieurs années.Le SMS reste aussi populaire chez les consommateurs, toujours aussi friands de ces petits messages courts, que chez les opérateurs qui reste une assise financière importante et ce même avec l’arrivée des forfaits illimités. Seulement, cette tendance commence à s’effriter depuis l’arrivée des smartphones. En effet, plusieurs constructeurs installent par défaut une messagerie instantanée utilisant le réseau Internet, 3G ou WiFi, donc n’entrainant aucune facturation supplémentaire chez l’abonné.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Parmi les plus populaires, on peut citer BlackBerry Message, iMessage chez Apple ou What’s App Messenger, qui a la particularité, contrairement aux deux précédents, de fonctionner sur toutes les plateformes mobiles. Facebook et son application de chat disponible en multi-plateformes parasite également les envois de SMS. Ces services souvent transparents pour l’utilisateur, pèsent lourd sur les comptes des opérateurs. Ces derniers, tous pays confondus, auraient perdu selon le spécialiste OVUM pas moins de 13,9 milliards de dollars (10,5 milliards d’euros) rien qu’en 2011, indique Business Mobile. Ce chiffre était déjà de 8,7 milliards d’euros en 2010. “Le Social messaging a impacté le modèle économique des opérateurs et les revenus tirés des services traditionnels comme les SMS, des services qui vont continuer à être sous pression”, avertit Neha Dharia, analyste pour OVUM. Les opérateurs eux essayent de profiter de ces nouveaux usages pour proposer des services complémentaires aux systèmes de messagerie. OVUM dans son étude, conclue par une note adressée aux opérateurs qui leur conseille de travailler avec les développeurs pour trouver une manière innovante de monétiser ces systèmes de messagerie.Le 24 février 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

PF deposits may earn more interest this fiscal Report

first_imgThe Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) may hand out more interest on provident fund deposits for the current fiscal, with an announcement likely at its trustees’ meet on Wednesday.The retirement fund body has kept the interest rate on PF deposits unchanged at 8.75% in the past two financial years.”Though the proposal for fixing rate of interest on PF deposits is not listed on the agenda, the EPFO’s apex decision-making body, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), can announce the rate in its scheduled meeting,” a source familiar with the matter told PTI.While a discussion on the restructuring of EPFO is the main agenda of the meeting, a decision on interest rate hike is also likely as the agency is ready with the income estimates for 2015-16, said the source.However, the Finance Ministry wants EPFO to maintain the current interest rate of 8.75% for this fiscal.At a recent meeting, top Finance Ministry officials “urged” the Labour Ministry to keep interest rate on PF deposits unchanged at 8.75% for the current fiscal year, given the government’s proposal to cut rate of return on small savings schemes and PPF, according to the source.Nevertheless, a move to raise interest rate on employees’ savings will solely rest upon on the EPFO’s top decision-making body, headed by the labour minister.In a bid to make the PF withdrawal process hassle-free, the EPFO recently allowed its subscribers to claim the saved amount without getting an approval from their employers.last_img read more

Cop arrested for raping teenage girl

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA 54-year-old policeman has been arrested for throwing a teenage girl out of his house through the ventilator allegedly after raping her, reports UNB.Police arrested Muktar Hossain, a constable, after victim’s uncle filed a case with Sadar police station on Monday night, said Quamrul Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station.The constable has been residing with his wife at a rented house in TB Clinic area of Madaripur town.He called the 16-year-old girl to his house in absence of his wife at 8:00pm on Sunday and raped her, the OC said.Hearing her screams, locals rushed in and confined the constable to his own house. At one stage though, he threw the girl out of his house through the ventilator, he added.Later, the constable was withdrawn and attached to the district police lines as the news spread around.Besides, a probe body was formed headed by Badrul Alam Mollah, additional superintendent of police (Sadar Circle), to look into the matter.last_img read more

WATCH Vice President Pence Visits Houston Delivers Remarks On Venezuela At Rice

first_img Share Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Texas on Friday. One of his stops is at Rice University’s Baker Institute where he is scheduled to deliver remarks about the political turmoil and economic crisis in Venezuela at 12:45 p.m.Pence has also met with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Houston..@VP Mike Pence greets Houstonians after landing in Air Force 2, accompanied by @DanPatrick & @DanCrenshawTX now en route via motorcade to a @DHSgov facility to speak with @ICEgov agents @HoustonPubMedia #hounews— Elizabeth Trovall (@elizTrovall) April 5, 2019Houston is home to a large Venezuelan immigrant community, as well as the corporate headquarters of CITGO, a U.S. subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company. Pence has called for the release of six of the company’s executives who are jailed in Venezuela.Pence’s schedule also includes a discussion about the vice presidency at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station. He’ll be joined by former vice presidents Dick Cheney and Dan Quayle.last_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Related Content This form from the critical results reporting system shows how information is tracked and documented. CTRM systems can mine data to generate reports. This shows the number of messages in the months of November to December 2011 by findings:critical, unexpected vs. ER callback. The majority of messages were of the unexpected nature. 12PreviousNext News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more center_img Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. This form from the critical results reporting system shows how information is tracked and documented. This is the critical results reporting message form use to send a message to another physician to alert them to unexpected findings on a radiology exam. 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. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. CTRM systems can mine data to generate reports. This shows the number of messages in the months of November to December 2011 by findings:critical, unexpected vs. ER callback. The majority of messages were of the unexpected nature.(Editor’s Note: The following article explains on how critical test result management technology can be leveraged to improve workflow. This story is an abstract of the presentation doctors Flyer and Mak presented at the Society of Imaging Informatice in Medicine (SIIM) 2013 annual meeting. During the session, they walked attendees through the step-by-step process behind the purchase and rollout of their CTRM system, including the barriers they faced.)In recent years, the responsibilities of radiologists have greatly increased to not only making the proper radiologic diagnosis, but to deliver prompt, safe, efficient and friendly service. The timely reporting of radiologic results to referring clinicians has taken center stage, specifically recognized by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which has been continually updating guidelines to be adhered to by radiologists.Our institution, Maimonides Medical Center, recognized the potential dire consequences of delayed communication of radiology test results and the resulting failure of clinicians to review radiologic reports, and implemented a critical test result management (CTRM) software system four years ago in order to minimize the occurrence of potential negative patient safety and care outcomes.The implementation of the CTRM system has dramatically improved radiologist’s and clinician’s workflow. It provides a safe and reliable method in which radiologists are able to convey important radiologic findings and a quick way for clinicians to obtain radiologic reports, which ultimately improves patient safety and care.EvaluationMaimonides Medical Center is a busy, 730-bed community hospital, with more than 1,200 admitting physicians and two satellite facilities in the heart of Brooklyn and two in Staten Island, New York. Our hospital performs a large number of radiologic studies daily, and has the fifth highest volume of emergency department visits in the country. Therefore, we are certainly not spared from the radiologic communication dilemma that has become a major contributor in medical malpractice.During the past decade, the field of radiology has grown exponentially and clinicians have ordered significantly more diagnostic exams across all modalities. In today’s fast paced and “consumer-driven” medical environment, there are more demands imposed on clinicians to deliver quick and accurate care. These increasing demands have made it difficult for them to review imaging results in a timely fashion, resulting in potential dire consequences for their patients and medical-legal implications for their organizations.Aside from making the proper diagnosis, the radiologists’ responsibilities have also increased with a focus on prompt delivery of diagnoses to facilitate patient care, and to satisfy the referring clinicians. Because of this dramatic increase in the number of exams performed, malpractice surrounding radiologist-related errors in diagnosis has also increased approximately 40 percent between 1996 and 2003. Moreover, claims payouts due to communication breakdowns in conveying test results rose by $70 million from 1991 to 2010 across all specialties. Therefore, quick and accurate communication between radiologists and clinicians has become more critical than ever in today’s time-sensitive medical delivery system.Although the most common cause of medical malpractice litigation in the United States is “failure to diagnose,” the second most common cause is failure to communicate results of radiologic exams. The communication breakdown between hospital clinicians and private clinicians has also been under evaluation, albeit not to the extent of radiologic result communications. Thus, the healthcare industry and advocacy organizations are increasing attention to critical test results notification.The ACR has also recognized the increasing responsibility of radiologists to communicate urgent and/or critical findings. The ACR’s “Practice Guideline for Communication of Diagnostic Imaging Findings” which was originally published in 1995 has gone through multiple revisions up to the most recent 2010 edition. The ACR guideline recognizes that effective communication is a critical component of diagnostic imaging. According to the ACR, an effective method of communication should: A) Be tailored to satisfy the need for timeliness; B) Support the role of the interpreting physician as a consultant by encouraging physician communication; and C) Minimize the risk of communication errors. Ultimately, timely receipt of the report is more important than the method of delivery.DiscussionWe presented a practical and systematic approach in implementing CTRM technology across our enterprise to address radiology results communication. The Radiologists and Radiology Administrator investigated various CTRM options through vendors that we have had business relationships with and at the RSNA.Many multi-departmental meetings were conducted, where potential benefits to patients and clinicians were presented, as well as the cost-savings (reduction in potential malpractice suits and claims) that this CTRM system might offer. Meetings were initially at a very high level between senior radiologists/administrators and the chief medical officer, legal department, risk management and performance improvement staff to discuss the impact and added value of such technology. Once consensus and approval were obtained, the radiology department presented this to the departmental chairpersons and executive medical committee. This concept was initially met with some skepticism at the medical staff level, along with concern for loss of direct contact with radiology and unnecessary interruption in clinician workflow. However, with strong evidence (both medical and legal) supporting the dire consequences of communication breakdown and taking into consideration the large volume of studies performed at our institution – as well as communication failures at our facility in the past, the CTRM system was implemented. This was in part a response to two cases of incidental lung nodules on CT imaging that were mentioned in the final radiology report, but not directly communicated to the referring clinician verbally. In both cases, the ordering physician did not review the final radiology report. Two years later, both patients’ lung nodules developed into lung cancers with resultant litigation.CTRM Aids CommunicationsRadiologist-clinician communication breakdown has been a major concern in today’s malpractice litigation, and has become a major focus for improvement and regulation by the ACR. The process of reaching clinicians in today’s hospital environment is often time-consuming and reduces radiologists’ productivity. Radiologists can no longer rely on indirect communication methods such as facsimile, secretarial staff, or depend on clinicians to search for reports on the PACS/RIS/HIS systems. Rather, they need to deliver quick and direct communication with clinicians.The CTRM system that we have implemented has improved radiologist productivity by making it easier to convey findings to clinicians and allowing clinicians to expedite patient care as a result of receiving imaging results expeditiously. The majority of the responses in the clinician surveys impart a positive attitude towards this CTRM system, with the most major influence placed on a more efficient patient care process. Most importantly, it ensures that positive findings, albeit critical or unexpected, are delivered quickly and efficiently and not lost in our busy enterprise. The system insures that the referring doctor will receive the radiological report. Equally important, it allows radiologists to know that they received and read the information. If they are out of compliance, an escalation process is activated until they acknowledge receipt. To date, there has not been one malpractice case at our institution with regard to communication of results. The patient is the ultimate beneficiary and can be managed more efficiently, safely and quickly. This is the true value-add of implementing this powerful technology.Quantifying Results of CTRMWe conducted a survey of our clinicians to evaluate the impact of the CTRM software four-years after the technology was implemented. We wanted to determine how the system had impacted clinician workflow and satisfaction, as well as patient care. Out of the 85 clinicians who completed the survey, 74 (87 percent) have received messages from the CTRM, 11 (13 percent) have never utilized this system. Respondents included:·General surgery and surgical subspecialties constitute 19/85 surveys·Subspecialties include: Urology, plastic surgery, orthopedics, and obstetrics/gynecology·Internal medicine and medicine subspecialties constitute 66/85·Subspecialties include: cardiology, hematology/oncology, gastroenterology, radiation oncology and infectious diseaseFrequency of contact by CTRM:·1-3 times/week: 57/74 (77%)·Less than 1 time/week: 15/74 (20%)·4-6 times/week: 3/74 (4%)Overall satisfaction:·52/74 (70%) Like the current CTRM reporting system, while 22/74 (30%) dislike the system·41/ 74 (55%) Physicians responded that they prefer the CTRM system to the conventional way of radiology reporting.·32/74 (43%) Responded that direct telephone contact by radiologists is always preferredImpact on workflow:·35/74 (47%) Clinicians responded the CTRM has significantly expedited patient management·4/74 (8%) Clinicians responded that patient satisfaction has increased because of this system·28/74 (37%) Clinicians responded that there has been no impact since such implementation.·0 (0%) Reported that there was negative impactFor clinicians that have responded positively to the CTRM system:·Majority of them appreciated the promptness and accuracy of report delivery·Some appreciated the time saving aspect and reliability of this system so patients will not be lost to follow upFor clinicians that have responded negatively to the CTRM system:·Majority of them stressed the lack of direct communication with radiologists·Contacting the wrong attending physician, which is a known hospital-wide issue in updates in patients’ medical record system (evaluation is in progress)·Some reported suboptimal quality of recording·Some consider calling with the six-digit access code to be a cumbersome process of report retrieval·A few received non-critical findings reported as criticalTotal of 16 Attending Radiologists were assessed with our anonymous survey. Of the 16 radiologists, 15 (94 percent) have utilized the CTRM to relay critical/unexpected findings.Frequency of use of CTRM:·1-3 times/day: 10/15 (66%)·4-6 times/day: 5/15 (33%)Overall satisfaction:·9/15 (60%) Described the current CTRM reporting system as “very easy” to use·6/15 (40%) Described it as “Moderately easy” to use·12/15 (80%) Of radiologists were aware of the guidelines defining unexpected versus critical findings and all of them stated that they used this definition strictly·11/15 (73%) Of radiologists use the CTRM system to report discrepancies in examination results.Impact on workflow (Asked to choose all that apply):·11/15 (73%) Felt that the CTRM system decreased the amount of time spent on the phone·5/15 (33%) Felt that they were more productive and workflow was greatly improved and they had more time to teach residents·4/15 (26%) Felt there was minimal improvementSome qualities that radiologists liked about the CTRM system:·The majority of radiologists considered the system to improve efficiency·Easy system to use and they liked the ability to immediately communicate findingsThe qualities that radiologists disliked or would like to change:·Lack of direct communication with referring physicians and decreased ability to obtain clinical history·The lack of auto-population of the patient demographics (Name, MR number, referring physician)·Not all referring clinicians are available in the databaseReferences:1.     ACR Practice Guideline for Communication of Diagnostic Imaging Findings. 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