NRL Premiership Game Information – 30 June

Posted On Nov 7 2019 by

first_imgSaturday, 30 JuneWhere: McDonald Jones Stadium (Newcastle)Who: Knights v EelsNRL Match Following: Newcastle Knights v Canterbury-Bankstown BulldogsPurchase Tickets: Click here Saturday, 30 JuneWhere: Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane)Who: Broncos v CowboysNRL Match Following: Brisbane Broncos v Canberra RaidersPurchase Tickets: Click here Saturday, 30 JuneKnights v Eels – McDonald Jones StadiumMen’s Knights: Luke Tonegato (1), Matthew Tope (2), Lincoln Little (4), Daniel Langbridge (5), Jack Edwards (6), Dylan Thompson (7), Alex Langbridge (8), Bart Hill (9), Matthew Prowse (10), Jake Fitzpatrick (11), Scott Bundy (c)(14), Tom Dafter (15), Mitchell Wilton (16)Women’s Knights: Jessica Potts (2), Emily Hennessey (c)(3), Rhiannon Podmore (4), Madison Crowe (5), Ainsley Hughes (6), Sian Filipo (8), Amy Regal (10), Elise Wilson (11), Lily Goodchild (12), Amy Dufour (13), Sophie Broadhead (14), Racehl Jeffs (15), Taryn Love (16)Men’s Eels: Georgie Palau (1), Jordan Horo (2), Daniel Barton (4), Jed Ibbotson (5), Dylan Hennessey (c)(6), Jordan Marshall-King (7), Simon Lang (8), Kyle Jermyn (9), Alex Nicholls (11), Kai Simbolon (12), Marley Simbolon (13), Mark Roberts (15), Caidyn Wynyard (16)Women’s Eels: Zara Nicholas (1), Lucy McDonald (2), Chloe Cheney (3), Laura Peattie (5), Danielle Davis (c)(6), Tayla Clifford (7), Rachelle Davis (8), Samantha Rodgers (10), Yasmin Meakes (11), Brittney Clifford (12), Aaliyah Paki (13), Elesha Te Paa (14), Faith Nathan (16)Referees: David Baggio, Tony Calabria, Kim Skelly, Rob Bowen, Luke SaldernSaturday, 30 JuneBroncos v Cowboys – Suncorp StadiumMen’s Broncos: Tim Baartz (c)(1), Tommy Quinlivan (2), Cody Green (3), James Courtney (5), Justin Otto (6), Sean Hooper (7), Samuel Carmody (8), Mitchell De Rossi (9), Liam Bauer (10), Connor Harvey (11), Hayden Moffat (12), David Sen (13), Adam Russell (14)Women’s Broncos: Savannah Pratten (2), Samantha Hopkin (3), Katee Maller (5), Hayley Maddick (6), Mia Johnstone (7), Rebecca Lapraik (8), Paige Parker (9), Kimberley Sue See (c)(10), Catherine Sargent (12), Tahlia Rolph (13), Rachel Walsh (15), Melanie Wilks (16), Brooke English (20).Men’s Cowboys: Michael Law (1), Shaun Francis (2), Trevor Moran (3), Dave Zanette (4), Damon Moore (5), Daniel Withers (c)(6), Jayden Benbow (7), Kristian Congoo (8), Justin Cridland (9), Lachlan Pierce (10), Jared Townson (11), Lachlan Hoch (12), Cormac Hoch (16).Women’s Cowboys: Tori Carter (1), Rae Barker (2), Jessica Bourke (6), Rebecca Goulding (7), Anna Hicks (9), Brittney Brown (10), Tamara Hussey (11), Abby King (12), Hagiga Mosby (13), Naomi Parslow (14), Rylie Seamark (c)(15), Indianna Tillett (16), Isabella BauerReferees: Amanda Sheeky, Anthony Smith, Brad Smith, Luke McKenzielast_img read more

Valverde considers resting Messi ahead of United return

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgBarcelona: Lionel Messi could be among a number of players rested by Barcelona on Saturday as Ernesto Valverde keeps one eye on their Champions League second leg against Manchester United. Valverde said on Friday that Messi may be spared the trip to Huesca, who sit bottom of La Liga, after a collision with United’s Chris Smalling on Wednesday left the Argentinian with a bruised nose and cheek. “It’s possible,” said Valverde, when asked about the chance of Messi sitting out this weekend. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”He’s fine but it was a big hit. He was affected the day after and during the match, it was like being hit by a truck. We will analyse him later but it is a possibility.” Luke Shaw’s own-goal meant Barca took a 1-0 victory away from Old Trafford and they can afford to rotate ahead of the return, given they sit 11 points clear at the top of La Liga. Kevin Prince-Boateng and Jeison Murillo, who have hardly featured since joining in January, could be given rare outings while Ousmane Dembele is likely to make his first appearance in a month after recovering from a hamstring injury. “There will be changes tomorrow because the calendar is very congested,” Valverde said. “Another intense match is waiting for us tomorrow and then again on Tuesday, so we will make changes.” If Dembele comes through the game against Huesca unscathed, the Frenchman could be in line to start against United at Camp Nou. “Tomorrow’s game is important for Dembele but not because of United, because of tomorrow,” Valverde said.last_img read more

Angela Merkel Turns Heads in Marrakech Ahead of Global Migration Pact

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

Rabat – As soon as she arrived in Marrakech on Sunday, videos and photos were posted on the Internet showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the famous Jemaa el Fna Square. According to photos, Merkel bought mint from a shop, then took a break at the famous Café de France. A well-guarded Merkel was also able to take a moment to exchange a few words with some locals.King Mohammed VI expects to receive the German chancellor early next week.The German chancellor is visiting Morocco to take part in the UN Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration today and tomorrow. At the conference, 164 countries have officially adopted the Global Compact for Migration Angela Merkel in MarrakechRead Also: Germany’s Angela Merkel to Attend UN Migration Compact in MoroccoA total of 190 countries are attending the Marrakech conference, sponsored by the United Nations, to adopt the global compact. Five thousand to 6,000 people are taking part, as well as hundreds of journalists.Angela Merkel in MarrakechThe UN migration pact sets global policy guidelines for better managing global migration. The document lays out 23 objectives to improve international migration policy to combat illegal migration.According to Morgenpost, Morocco surpassed Libya as a starting point for illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe this year. About 60,000 illegal migrants arrived in Europe from Morocco, mainly through Spain. read more

Penney Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

PLANO, Texas (AP) _ J.C. Penney Co. (JCP) on Tuesday reported a loss of $154 million in its fiscal first quarter.The Plano, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 48 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 46 cents per share.The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 39 cents per share.The department store operator posted revenue of $2.56 billion in the period, topping Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.55 billion.The company’s shares closed at $1.15. A year ago, they were trading at $2.61._____This story was generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on JCP at Associated Press read more

UNfacilitated accord leads to release of some 350 children in Central African

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

“Three separate ceremonies were held today near the town of Bambari during which 357 children were released by anti-Balaka militias and the ex-Séléka armed group,” the UN children’s fund UNICEF said in a press release.More than two years of civil war and sectarian violence have displaced thousands of people in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid ongoing clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka alliance and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian. The UN estimates that some 450,000 people remain displaced inside the country while thousands of others have sought asylum across the borders. “After two years of heavy fighting, the release of children by these groups – on the same day – is a real step towards peace,” said Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF’s Representative, who attended today’s ceremonies. “Violence and suffering can now give way to a brighter future for children.” “This was the start of a process that we hope will result in the release of thousands of children associated with armed groups in the Central African Republic,” Mr. Fall added.UNICEF estimates that between 6,000 and 10,000 children are currently connected with the country’s armed factions. This figure includes children serving as combatants, others who are being used for sexual purposes, and those working as cooks, messengers and in other roles. Today’s events represent the single largest release of children associated with armed groups in the Central African Republic since violence erupted in 2012, according to UNICEF. The agreement by the leaders of CAR’s 10 armed groups to release children in their ranks was signed during a national reconciliation forum held in the capital Bangui last week as the result of collaboration among UNICEF, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the Government of the Central African Republic. The agreement also commits the groups to ending additional child recruitment and gives UNICEF and its partners immediate and unrestricted access to the areas under the groups’ control in order to identify and verify the number of affected children and to secure their release. The released children received medical screenings and had the opportunity to speak with trained social workers, according to the UN agency. And when security conditions permit, children with relatives in the area will be reunited with their families while others will be placed with foster-caregivers until their families can be located. “Each of them will require extensive support and protection so that they can rebuild their lives and resume their childhood,” the agency said.UNICEF said that the process of releasing and reintegrating the children will place additional demands on the already limited funding available to respond to the humanitarian emergency in the country. UNICEF has received only $17 million out of the $73.9 million required. read more

Not faith but those who manipulate the faithful driving wedge between religions

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

Citing a “spate of hate crimes and terrorist attacks” targeting places of worship, Mr. Moratinos said this was a stark reminder that that “no religion, country or ethnicity is spared” from such unspeakable violence.He recalled that last Saturday, a synagogue in California was attacked while Jewish worshipers were observing the final day of Passover, and that last year there had been a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburg. These incidents came amidst similar violence, including an attack on a cathedral in the Philippines, as well as the massacre last month of Muslims worshiping inside mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.“In all these heinous and cowardly attacks… we see a common pattern: hatred of the ‘other’, he said. “These criminals are hijacking entire faith communities, pitting religions against each other.”Yet the problem is never the faith, Mr. Moratinos affirmed, it is “those who manipulate the faithful and turn them against each other by their perverted interpretations of holy texts.”Social media only adds ‘fuel to the raging fire’“The volatile nexus between protracted conflicts, terrorism, and violent extremism remains an ongoing challenge for the international community”, he stated, saying that violent extremists seek to “divide and sow instability in our societies”.According to Mr. Moratinos, social media platforms only add “fuel to the raging fire”, along with the dark web, which offers a space for radicals, white-supremist and ultra-right advocates to “spew their twisted ideologies”.He maintained that preventing violent extremism and ensuring sustainable peace are complimentary and mutually reinforcing goals.The problem is never the faith. It is those who manipulate the faithful and turn them against each other by their perverted interpretations of holy texts – UNAOC High Representative Miguel Moratinos“The importance of dialogue as an essential tool for conflict prevention and prevent violent extremism cannot be overstated,” he stressed.The problem is never the faith. It is those who manipulate the faithful and turn them against each other by their perverted interpretations of holy texts – UNAOC High Representative Miguel MoratinosMr. Moratinos also highlighted the role of youth in providing a counter-narrative for violent extremism through their community engagement promoting inter-cultural and inter-faith dialogue and countering hate speech through positive use of social media.“After all, these young people are our hope not only for the future but also for our present”, he said. “Their work responds to the recommendations outlined in the recent progress study on ‘youth, peace and security’ mandated by the UN Security Council pursuant to resolution 2250, and the Plan of Action on Preventing Violent Extremism”.‘No room’ for exclusionIn her opening remarks, Nada Al-Nashif, Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), stressed the importance of promoting intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding.Noting that the Baku Process was launched by Azerbaijan over 10 years ago to establish an effective and efficient dialogue between cultures and civilizations, she said that while “we have come a long way”, there is a need to focus and follow up with concrete actions to create continuity and impact.She pointed to new emerging forces of division that are spreading hatred, intolerance and ignorance.At a time when cultural diversity is under threat from the pressures of exclusive populism, she noted that “the world is facing the largest refugee and displacement crisis of recent history”.“New technologies with the potential to better connect individuals and communities, are being misused to seed division and misunderstanding”, she said.Ms. Al-Nashif stressed the urgent need to bolster inclusion and cohesion in societies undergoing “deep, sometimes unpredictable transformations”, adding that they are also important to catalyze the necessary innovation to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.“Challenges today are complex and pay no respect to borders,” she underscored. “There is no room for unilateralism or exclusion.”The goal must be “to embrace change on the basis of human rights and mutual respect, to shape it in positive directions, to craft a future that is more just, inclusive and sustainable for every women and man,” she said.Because “dialogue is key”, she said that is why it “stands at the heart of UNESCO’s mission to build the defenses of peace in the minds of women and men”.Ms. Al-Nashif said that UNESCO tirelessly protects education as a human right, calling it “the most effective way to disarm processes that can lead to violent extremism, by undermining prejudice, by fighting ignorance and indifference”.“Diversity is our key resource for achieving inclusive and sustainable societies,” she asserted.Ms. Al-Nashif concluded by urging everyone to continue working together to promote dialogue “to understand our differences, reinforce our common values, and cooperate together for our common good”. Miguel Angel Moratinos said the theme of the 5th World Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, Building Dialogue into action against discrimination, inequality & violent extremism, was very timely as those gathered at the Forum, which wraps up tomorrow, would no doubt reflect on the “horrific terrorist attacks” that had taken place over recent days and months.“I stand before you today with a heavy heart”, he lamented, explaining that just yesterday he had been in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he had paid his respects to the victims of terrorist attacks on Catholic Churches and hotels that left over 250 people dead on Easter Sunday.  The @UNAOC & @MiguelMoratinos are leading @UN effort in Baku this week at the 5th World Forum on #InterculturalDialogue to push back against hate.— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) May 2, 2019 Baku ‘positive platform’ processIlham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, spoke in depth about the Baku Process, which he credited with focusing international attention on intercultural dialogue, calling it a “good and positive platform to make the right decision”.Saying that the Baku process is “one of the most important” between Europe and the rest of the world, he underscored: “We need dialogue on cultural, inter-religious, political, economic and security issues.” Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Organization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General, lamented that today the world is witnessing all kinds of discrimination.“Terrorism has no religion, race or nationality”, he asserted, calling dialogue between cultures “an absolute necessity”.Speaking on behalf of the Council of Europe, Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni argued that inclusive societies, with equal rights and dignity for all, require understanding.“Promotion of intercultural dialogue is not an event, it is a never-ending challenge” that requires education to ease anxiousness and dispel ignorance, she said. And that by coming together, with mutual assurances, governments pave the way for social inclusion based on political will.The final speaker at the opening ceremnony, Abdulazia Othman Altwaijri, Director General of Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, spoke passionately on the need for political will to make intercultural dialogue a success.“We cannot fight the rise of extremism without political will,” he said, castigating the world’s decision-makers – from the global super powers to the UN Security Council – for their inabilities to deliver much-needed progress on this front. read more

Police bust 3 with ganja 1 with cocaine in separate incidents

Posted On Sep 25 2019 by

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNew Amsterdam Prison officer busted with drugs inside prisonFebruary 13, 2018In “Crime”Guyanese busted with cocaine, cannabis onboard vessel in BarbadosOctober 20, 2013In “Crime”6 nabbed with over 16kg ganjaApril 15, 2019In “Crime” Cocaine pelletsMeanwhile, over at Parika Seadam, EBE, Ramlakhan posited that, officers conducted a search at a shop about 03:30hrs on Tuesday morning and in the presence of the 47-year-old owner, the ranks found a quantity of cocaine pellets inside a hammock, in which he was reportedly resting.The implicated persons are being processed for court. Two intelligence-led operations, on the East Bank of Essequibo (EBE) and New Amsterdam, Berbice between Monday and early Tuesday morning, have resulted in the arrest of four males and the seizure of four and a half kilograms of compressed cannabis and over 31 grams of cocaine.Parcels of cannabis weighing 4.5kgThis is according to the Guyana Police Force, Public Relations and Press Officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, who in a released statement said that around 17:00hrs on Monday, during a sting operation, ranks went to a house at Tucber Park, New Amsterdam, Berbice where three men were arrested and taken into custody with nine taped parcels of cannabis weighing 4.5kg. read more

New heavy duty rock drills for tough face drilling applications

Posted On Sep 24 2019 by

first_imgAtlas Copco has launched three new heavy duty versions of its well proven COP 1800 series hydraulic rock drills. The newcomers (COP 1638HD, COP 1838HD and COP 2238HD) are intended for face drilling in underground mines with tough conditions. One of the main new features is a new side bolt design consisting of four front bolts and two at the rear. This minimises the risk of impact piston miss-alignment and secondary damages to internal parts. It also improves serviceability thanks to easier side bolt torque procedures.In addition, the front head has been considerably strengthened, making the drills more robust for demanding conditions. This means that more material absorbs the energy that is generated by the shock waves reflected from the rock, thereby protecting the drill.“The scope when developing these new heavy duty versions was to extend the service intervals and minimise total downtime, even when drilling in very tough conditions”, says Peter Bray, Product Manager, Face Drilling Equipment at Atlas Copco. “We have been field testing at a number of locations with extremely demanding conditions, and the machines have been performing beyond expectations.”The COP 1800HD series are high speed, hydraulic rock drills for face drilling and long-hole drilling with a hole range of 38-64 mm. Features reported by Atlas Copco include high penetration rates and excellent drill steel economy.More details can be found at read more

The 9 at 9 Saturday

Posted On Sep 21 2019 by

first_img Saturday 23 Jun 2018, 8:50 AM The 9 at 9: Saturday Here’s all the news you need to know this morning. Share Tweet Email By Órla Ryan Short URL EVERY MORNING, brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #INQUIRY: As the public hearings at the Disclosures Tribunal draw to a close, Mr Justice Peter Charleton has plenty to mull over after being told contradictory accounts of events by several witnesses.2. #HEALTHCARE: Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here’s where the money goes.3. #ANNIVERSARY: There are fears for the future of a ferry service in Carlingford amid the struggle to reach a Brexit deal. Today marks the second anniversary of Britain voting to leave the European Union.4. #TRUMP: The US Navy is preparing plans to construct sprawling detention centres for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in California, Alabama and Arizona, Time reports.5. #EOGHAN MURPHY: A charity official who is attempting to transfer 21 occupied houses to Clare County Council has criticised delays in the process and called on Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to intervene.6. #SMEAR TESTS: 88 women and their families affected by the CervicalCheck controversy are yet to receive their medical files despite requesting them, the Irish Examiner reports.7. #EXERCISE CAUTION: Temperatures are set to soar to as high as 29 degrees over the next week and people have been advised to stay safe in the sun.8. #ADVICE: The Irish Buddhist Union has warned people in Dublin city centre not to be conned by a fake monk who asks people for money.9. #NETFLIX: A senior Netflix executive has been fired for using the N-word.Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings in one or more of the above cases. Image: Shutterstock/Yulia Grigoryeva No Comments Jun 23rd 2018, 8:50 AM 5,889 Views Image: Shutterstock/Yulia Grigoryeva Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Rent a Hasselblad Because No One Can Afford a 9K Camera

Posted On Sep 20 2019 by

first_img Photos: Animals Rescued From Illegal Trafficking in ColombiaEagle Steals Rabbit From Fox in Mid-Air Battle Stay on target Hasselblad recently introduced the sexpot X1D-50c mirrorless camera—tall, slim, and cool to the touch, with a medium format sensor.Its $9,000 price tag, however, is the world’s most expensive cockblock.The Swedish manufacturer has taken pity on customers, this week launching the “Rent a Hasselblad” program, which offers on-demand access to its products.“Owning a Hasselblad medium format camera system is a significant investment even for a successful high-paid photographer,” marketing manager Bronius Rudnickas said in a statement.Amen to that.So, instead of dropping two months’ salary on one piece of equipment (that doesn’t include lenses or accessories), anyone can now take the shooter for a test drive.The X1D-50c mirrorless camera comes with a $9,000 price tag (via Hasselblad)“Rent a Hasselblad” is a global online service that allows photographers to book cameras and lenses for a select period, based on needs—a photoshoot, a wedding, a vacation. Give the gear a spin (not literally; the “you break it, you buy it” policy probably applies) before making a long-term investment.At launch, folks can book the X1D-50c and a selection of XCD lenses at dozens of pick-up locations around the world. More models and venues will added as the program grows.According to the reservation site, the camera body alone costs $90 per day; add XCD 3,2/90MM and 3,5/45MM lenses for $26 or $22 a day, respectively. The project also allows buyers to offset rental expenses against the purchase price in the future.“Many professional photographers and enthusiasts haven’t had the opportunity to see what they’re able to create with Hasselblad’s medium format technology,” Rudnickas said.“The ‘Rent a Hasselblad’ program is designed to change that,” he continued, “and we’re looking forward to seeing what photographers are able to produce having easier access to our photographic tools.”For more, see Geek sister site PCMag’s review of the Hasselblad X1D-50c (which received a three-out-of-five “good” rating from resident shutterbug Jim Fisher).center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Rush to dig wells remove debris as Maria approaches TCI

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 21, 2017 – Providenciales – Efforts to brace for #HurricaneMaria should be moving more aggressively now, and this includes the removal of debris which is everywhere still.   These items, which homeowners were yesterday encouraged to remove themselves if they can, will become dangerous projectiles once the strong winds of Hurricane Maria come in.Maria can dump anywhere from four inches to one foot of rain on terrain, which is already waterlogged.   The Premier yesterday explained that additional wells are being dug, to circumvent flooding.MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Robots to dominate Chinese labor

Posted On Sep 5 2019 by

first_imgRobots to dominate Chinese labor1.2K viewsRobots to dominate Chinese labor1.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Robots to dominate Chinese labor1.2K viewsBusinessRobots taking over China’s factory floors. And by 2017, there will be more in production plants here than in any other country in the world. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JANE LANHEE LEE,Ventuno Web Player 4.50Robots taking over China’s factory floors. And by 2017, there will be more in production plants here than in any other country in the world. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, JANE LANHEE LEE,last_img read more

UPDATE Atlanta Airport Travelers Face Security Delays

Posted On Sep 2 2019 by

first_img Share Photo via Twitter @saeeddanielThe Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is urging people to only drive if absolutely necessary.THE LATEST on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local)6 p.m.Officials at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta are blaming the Transportation Security Administration’s “limited staffing” for making passengers wait more than an hour to get through security.Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was already dealing with weather-related delays. But the airport’s website showed wait times of more than an hour to get through a single checkpoint, the only one open in the domestic terminal Wednesday evening.Delta Air Lines said in a statement that the airport said it took more than two hours to get through security earlier Wednesday.In social media posts, the airport said the long waits were due to “limited TSA staffing,” due to the weather. Delta was advising its passengers traveling Wednesday and Thursday to arrive three hours before departure to clear security.___5:40 p.m.Authorities are releasing more details about a weather-related traffic fatality that shut down Interstate 64 in West Virginia for four hours.Milton Police Chief Joe Parsons tells the Huntington Herald-Dispatch that 19-year-old Bridgett Sacks, of Eleanor, West Virginia, was killed Tuesday afternoon near Milton.Her car struck a guard rail, then slid into a tractor-trailer. The driver had stopped in the emergency lane of Interstate 64 to clean ice from the windshield. Police reported multiple traffic incidents in the same location.Marshall University says Sacks was a student. The school’s morning classes were held but evening classes were canceled.At least 10 people have died from weather-related causes as this winter weather crosses the South.___5:10 p.m.People can be amazed at how ill-equipped Southern governments are to handle snow and ice. But the latest snowstorm in New England also sent cars sliding and prompted hundreds of schools to close.The National Weather Service says up to 6 inches of snow fell on parts of New England since Tuesday night, and some places could see a couple more inches before Thursday.Steady snowfall and slippery commutes were reported in parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. There were no reports of injuries, unlike in the South, where at least 10 people have died of weather-related causes.___4:50 p.m.People can be amazed at how ill-equipped Southern governments are to handle snow and ice. But the latest snowstorm in New England also sent cars sliding and prompted hundreds of schools to close.The National Weather Service says up to 6 inches of snow fell on parts of New England since Tuesday night, and some places could see a couple more inches before Thursday.Steady snowfall and slippery commutes were reported in parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. There were no reports of injuries, unlike in the South, where at least 10 people have died of weather-related causes.___4:50 p.m.Sheriff’s officials in Texas say an 82-year-old woman with dementia likely died from exposure after walking away from her home near Houston.The Harris County sheriff’s office said deputies found her body in some nearby woods Wednesday after her family reported her missing.Authorities say the woman “succumbed to the cold.” It was about 20 degrees (-7 Celsius) at the time. Her identity was not released.Houston officials say another man was found dead on Tuesday, also apparently of exposure. That man appeared to be homeless and was found behind a trash bin.___4:45 p.m.Police say a woman whose body was found in the snow outside City Hall in Memphis, Tennessee, may have died of exposure to the cold weather.The temperature was around 10 degrees Wednesday morning when police responded to a downtown park where they found the body of a woman near the building.Memphis police sent a tweet saying there were no signs of foul play and the death may be related to the weather. Medical examiners will make a final determination on the cause of death. Authorities haven’t released the woman’s name.The city is opening a public library as a shelter for people to get inside out of the cold.___4:20 p.m.The winter storm has blanketed North Carolina’s largest cities with snow, forcing school cancellations, causing hundreds of crashes and leaving thousands in the dark.The National Weather Service says 8 inches (20 centimeters) have fallen in Greensboro and Durham, while Winston-Salem has gotten six inches (15 centimeters). There have been reports of 4.5 inches (11 centimeters) northeast of downtown Charlotte.Gov. Roy Cooper urged people who went to work ahead of the heavy accumulations to go home early, saying “it’s going to get a little nasty out there.” Weather service meteorologist James Morrow says up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) could fall in central North Carolina before the snow blows offshore.The state Highway Patrol has responded to more than 500 collisions, and Charlotte police reported nearly 200 more by late afternoon, even though state roads have been treated with more than 2 million gallons (7.5 million liters) of anti-icing salt brine.___4:10 p.m.It’s getting very chilly in the Sunshine State as meteorologists predict temperatures could drop into the lower 20s in some spots overnight.Hard freeze warnings are in effect for the Panhandle and much of northern Florida. National Weather Service Meteorologist Dan Petersen says sensitive tropical plants including palm trees and citrus could die or sustain major damage.In much a central Florida, including Orlando and Daytona Beach, a freeze warning has also been issued. The area could see temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s.Petersen says conditions will warm up pretty rapidly as the sun comes up Thursday, warming into the 40s and 50s.___3:55 p.m.Dale Earnhardt Jr. is warning North Carolina drivers not to venture out into a snowstorm after he slid off the road and hit a tree.Earnhardt said on his Twitter account Wednesday that he had just used his winch to help a sedan out of a ditch in snowy weather when he himself drove off the road and into a tree.He wrote: “NC stay off the roads today/tonight. 5 minutes after helping these folks I center punched a pine tree.”A spokesman for Earnhardt, Mike Davis, said that the recently retired NASCAR driver wasn’t injured and his pickup truck had only minor damage, if any. Davis said the people Earnhardt helped weren’t injured, either.Earnhardt’s crash happened in Mooresville near where his racing team has its shop and offices.___2:40 p.m.The number of deaths blamed on harsh winter weather in the South has risen to eight — including an 8-month-old baby in a car that plunged into a canal in suburban New Orleans.Three other deaths in Louisiana are attributed to the weather. The governor’s office says that includes an elderly man who died after falling in a weather-related incident in Pointe Coupee Parish, a firefighter who died after being struck by a car at an accident scene in West Feliciana Parish, and a man knocked off the elevated portion of Interstate 10 in New Orleans when a pickup truck spun out of control on the ice.In Georgia, two men died in a traffic accident Wednesday morning on Interstate 75. A weather-related crash killed a woman in West Virginia. And a homeless man in Houston apparently died of exposure.___1:55 p.m.At least five deaths are being blamed on cold weather in the South.In central Georgia, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones tells The Associated Press that the driver of a Ford Mustang hit an icy spot on Interstate 75 Wednesday morning and lost control, sending the vehicle into a Honda Civic with two men parked on the roadside.Jones says two men with the Civic died; both were from Warner Robins, Georgia.Authorities say weather-related crashes on slick roads killed one person each in Cabell County, West Virginia, and in New Orleans.Officials in Houston say a homeless man found dead Tuesday behind a trash bin apparently died of exposure. It’s unclear exactly how long the man had been dead, but temperatures in the Texas city were in the 20s.___1:25 p.m.A county coroner in Georgia says two people have been killed in a crash on an icy stretch of Interstate 75.Bibb County Chief Coroner Leon Jones tells The Associated Press the driver of a Ford Mustang lost control of the car and collided with a Honda Civic and a man standing near that car on the roadside about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta. The man standing near the Civic and another man inside the car were killed in the Wednesday morning crash.Jones said it wasn’t known Wednesday afternoon why one of the men was standing outside the car and the other one inside it.Jones, who went to the crash scene, said the area was very icy.___12:55 p.m.Transportation employees in South Carolina are working to keep highways passable as snow moves into the central and western parts of the state.The South Carolina Department of Transportation said late Wednesday morning that crews pretreated bridges and interstate highways and are working to keep vehicles rolling safety.The agency said about 1,400 employees are involved in the effort.Workers have put down nearly 480,000 gallons (1.8 million liters) of salt brine. Workers have also distributed nearly 6,200 gallons (23,400 liters) of chemicals and 1,800 gallons (6,800 liters) of salt. Other crews have distributed more than 240 tons (218 metric tons) of sand.As much as 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow is possible across South Carolina, with the highest snowfalls expected around Rock Hill.The weather prompted Gov. Henry McMaster to postpone his State of the State address scheduled Wednesday night until Jan. 24.___12:45 p.m.Tow truck driver Charles Prewitt says he worked all night trying to aid cars and trucks that ran off icy roads in southern Mississippi as a blast of cold air broke records in the South.Prewitt, who works for B&W Towing of Collins, said he’s gotten more than 20 calls for help, but couldn’t get to all of them. Problems included 18-wheel trucks that were sliding backwards down hills on a section of U.S. 49 between Jackson and Hattiesburg.A tow truck driver for three years, Prewitt says it’s hard for him just to reach calls.The University of Southern Mississippi canceled classes as temperatures dropped below 20 degrees (-7 Celsius) and ice coated some roads in Hattiesburg.Most major highways remain open in Mississippi, although the state Department of Transportation closed some bridges, including three major bridges along U.S. 90, Mississippi’s beachfront highway.___12:30 p.m.Icy runways have forced cancellation of morning flights at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.That’s just one example of how an arctic blast hitting the South is disrupting air travel.The need to de-ice planes is causing major delays at the world’s busiest airport, in Atlanta. About a quarter of the day’s 360 arrivals and departures have been canceled at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.And 90-minute delays are being reported in Memphis, Tennessee, another major hub in the U.S. air transportation system.___11:50 a.m.Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says on Twitter that he’s declared a state of emergency across the state “due to the winter weather and dangerous conditions.”In the brief statement on social media late Wednesday morning, the governor’s office says more than 1.5 million pounds (680,000 kilograms) of salt has been distributed around the state to use on roadways.The governor says 1,200 state transportation department employees are working “around the clock” as the state works to reopen shuttered roads and bridges around Louisiana.The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is urging people to only drive if absolutely necessary.___11:30 a.m.A Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman says icy conditions are persisting on many roadways, but all interstates were passable by late Wednesday morning.Agency spokeswoman Natalie Dale said crews were out working from south of Columbus, Georgia, up to the Tennessee border and about three-quarters of state roads were affected.She said it was “an all hands on deck situation.”With temperatures not expected to rise above freezing Wednesday a hard freeze overnight was likely, meaning icy conditions are expected to continue into Thursday she said.Dale said many side roads and neighborhood streets aren’t being treated and are icy and dangerous. State officials urged people to stay off the roads.She said people keep asking when Georgians “will get the all-clear.” She said that wouldn’t happen Wednesday.___11:05 a.m.Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said state government offices will remain closed Thursday in 83 of the state’s 159 counties.Deal said in a statement Wednesday that only essential employees would report to work in the 83 counties hard-hit by the wintry weather that swept across Georgia on Tuesday night.The governor said the decision was made on a recommendation from Georgia’s Emergency Operations Command.Deal said that ice is continuing to accumulate on Georgia roads since freezing temperatures were continuing Wednesday.___10:40 a.m.Many of Louisiana’s interstates are shuttered because of ice and snow that accumulated on roads and bridges overnight.The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is urging people to only drive if absolutely necessary.Among the closures Wednesday morning are parts of Interstate 49 which cuts through central Louisiana up to north Louisiana. In southern Louisiana, closures included Interstate 10 from Lafayette to near Slidell 170 miles away; Interstate 12 from Baton Rouge to near Covington 70 miles away; and all of Interstate 55, which runs from southeast Louisiana to the Mississippi state line.Every major interstate in the capital city of Baton Rouge was shut down Wednesday morning.State officials warn that temperatures likely won’t warm enough during the day to clear many major thoroughfares of ice.___10:20 a.m.There was snow on the beach in Mississippi, and residents were being urged to save energy by avoiding bathing.Many rural Mississippians rely on electricity to heat their homes, and the frigid weather was pushing power demand sky-high. Cooperative Energy, which generates and transmits power for 11 cooperatives in southern and western Mississippi, was appealing for customers to lower their thermostat and hold off on showers or washing clothes.The National Weather Service says Wednesday morning’s low of 10 degrees (-12 Celsius) in Jackson was the lowest in Mississippi’s capital city since 1996. Greenwood’s low of 5 degrees (-15 Celsius) was the coldest reading there since 1989.The state Department of Transportation says at least some roads are icy in all 82 of the state’s counties, and traffic was struggling to cross slick hills in some locations.A thin layer snow is even lying on the beach in Biloxi.___10:20 a.m.Snow has moved into South Carolina and Gov. Henry McMaster has postponed his first State of the State address.The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or winter weather advisories for most of the state Wednesday, except for the south coast.Forecasters said less than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow was expected in central South Carolina. That forecast ranged up to 6 inches (15centimeters) of snow in the Rock Hill area. Lesser amounts were expected in the northwestern and northeastern parts of the state.McMaster’s first State of the State address, scheduled for Wednesday evening, was rescheduled for Jan. 24.The South Carolina Senate also canceled its Wednesday meeting.Many schools and government offices were closed or delayed in western and central South Carolina.___8:50 a.m.Icy conditions are hampering travel as far south as the Gulf Coast, where stretches of a major freeway have been closed.Louisiana transportation officials say Interstate 10 is closed in multiple parishes because of icy patches, and the same highway is closed across Alabama’s Mobile Bay because of ice with temperatures in the teens.Traffic along the coast was being diverted to U.S. 90, but that highway also was covered with ice in spots. A traffic camera showed an 18-wheeler stuck on an ice-covered Cochrane Bridge in Mobile.Forecaster say temperatures will rise to the upper 30s along the coast Wednesday and sunshine should help clear away the ice.___8:50 a.m.Snow moved into North Carolina and weather forecasters are promising cold temperatures will follow.The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or winter weather advisories for almost all of North Carolina for Wednesday.The weather service said from 3 inches (8 centimeters) to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of snow was possible in western North Carolina on Wednesday.Up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow was possible in the central part of the state.Schools were closed or delayed across the state, as were local government operations.Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Tuesday, which helps ease the movement of supplies to areas that might be hard hit from the snow.Temperatures are expected to be below freezing Wednesday night, making black ice likely Thursday morning.___8 a.m.The frigid air that brought snow and ice to the South has ushered in record-breaking low temperatures for New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as other cities in the South.The National Weather Service said it was 21 degrees (-6 Celsius) before dawn Wednesday in New Orleans. That breaks the city’s record low temperature for the date, which was 23 degrees (-5 Celsius) set in 1977.Baton Rouge also is seeing record-breaking temperatures. It was 15 degrees (-4 Celsius) there before dawn, breaking the record of 18 degrees (-8 Celsius) from 1977.In Mississippi, the temperature in Hattiesburg dipped to 13 degrees (-11 Celsius) early Wednesday, breaking the previous record low of 14 (-10 Celsius). In the capital city of Jackson Wednesday morning, the temperature was hovering just above the city’s record low of 10 degrees (-12 Celsius).___6:45 a.m.Major delays are being reported at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta.The Federal Aviation Administration said early Wednesday that snow and ice have prompted officials to delay takeoffs. Some arriving flights also are being delayed more than an hour.Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport said in a statement last night that crews were de-icing airplanes as wintry weather moved into metro Atlanta.The flight tracking service early Wednesday reported 90-minute delays at the airport in Memphis, Tennessee, a major hub in the U.S. air transportation system.___2:20 a.m.A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain has blanketed a large swath of the South, trailed by a blast of frigid air that could approach record low temperatures.By Tuesday evening, steadily dropping snow was forcing cars on Interstate 75 about 15 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of Atlanta to slow considerably amid scattered fender benders.National Water Service meteorologist Ryan Willis in Peachtree City says the forecast calls for 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 4 centimeters) of snow in metro Atlanta through Wednesday morning. Forecasters said travel could be difficult because of below-zero (-18 Celsius) wind chills.The same slippery conditions and dangerous wind chills swept across several southern states Tuesday, shutting down interstates, triggering highway crashes, closing airport runways and prompting widespread school closings.The system was expected to push into the Carolinas overnight.last_img read more

Zumiez Reopens Columbia Mall Store Four Months after Fatal Shootings

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_imgZumiez, a Columbia Mall skateboard and snowboard apparel store, has reopened nearly four months after it was the scene of a double homicide of two mall employees during an apparent shooting rampage. The store has been closed since Jan. 25 when, police said, Tyler Johnson 25, and Briana Benlolo 21, were killed by Darion Aguilar, 19, who went on a shooting spree at the Maryland mall after entering the dressing room of the store and assembling a shotgun hidden in his backpack. Aguilar died at the scene, police said, from an apparently self-inflicted shotgun wound.The mall reopened a few days later, but the Zumiez store remained boarded up until May 19. The store has been remodeled. But even after several memorials and vigils in honor of the victims, Zumiez managers contacted the victims’ families before reopening.Zumiez officials said in a statement “We all continue to keep the victims and their families in our hearts and together remember and honor them in many ways,” according to WBAL TV.As part of the remodeling, store officials said, “quietly recognizes Brianna and Tyler with two simple tiles that bear their initials: ‘B’ and ‘T.’ ” Reaction among mall customers to the reopening was mixed. Tony Ramelmeir, 17, a Columbia who had just left the mall before the shooting, said he understands the need for it to be opened. “Maybe it [should have been] closed for a year or two or a whole season, but if they feel it’s the right time then it’s the right time,” said Ramelmeir. Karra Winnard 22, a Marriottsville resident, said she is a regular shopper at the mall and is happy to see the store open again. “I definitely think it needed to be reopened. I think for the store’s sake they couldn’t keep it closed forever because something happened, but I’m kind of glad it’s reopened. I was sad when it was closed, but understood why,” said Winnard. Following an investigation, Howard County police concluded that Aguilar was a troubled young man. Police said that Aguilar said in a journal that he had been suffering from what he believed were symptoms of mental illness. Police said he was fixated on the 1999 shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., a shooting rampage that he wanted to emulate. According to, two memorial funds were set up in honor of the shooting victims. For more information go to read more

Marshadow Is The Newest Mythical Pokemon Being Added InGame

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_img If you foolishly thought you knew everything there is to know about Pokemon, you’re going to want to think again. There’s a new mythical Pokemon in town, and its name is Marshadow. The new Pokemon has had the rumor mill up in arms over the last few months. But it’s finally official, and we can finally welcome Marshadow to the world, with a brand new trailer that not only shows Marshadow off but gives you a glimpse at what might be coming in the future for this rare Pokemon.Marshadow won’t be just another average Pokemon, however. The Pokemon Company has already made it very clear that you won’t be able to capture it during normal gameplay. But there aren’t any details just yet on how, exactly, you will be able to add it to your collection. What we do know about Marshadow is that it’s going to be a dual-type fighting and ghost Pokemon that won’t evolve into another Pokemon or evolve from another Pokemon, though it kindles images of Litwick and similar creatures.It does have a special Z-Move, which is the Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike, which, according to Bulbapedia “punches and kicks the target consecutively with full force.” Perhaps we’ll see some of that Z-Move on display in the upcoming Pokemon movie that’s scheduled for a July release in Japan, called Pokemon: I Choose You!, as yet unconfirmed for a Western release.Marshadow is an interesting new addition to the Pokemon family, and it’ll be interesting to see what happens when it’s finally available for us to check out. In the meantime, you can check out the trailer below for a glimpse at what we might be able to expect from this dark and diminutive Pokemon. Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks Stay on targetlast_img read more

Risqué romance and Austenprose

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

first_imgWe have come a long way since Jane Austen first published Pride and Prejudice in 1813 and the British literati heaved sighs soaked in 19th century restraint-laced romance. Long walks in the countryside, manners and mannerisms, old fashioned pleasantries interspersed with superheated battle of wits had to make up for the inability of the author, or the reader, to indulge in sexually explicit scenes. But wasn’t there an air of overcharged eroticism engulfing all of Austen’s, or even the Bronte sisters’ novels that still make them such breathless reads? Why do we keep revisiting their relatively ‘tame’ narratives, if there wasn’t the aura of something throbbing and lurking under the soft domestic strokes of their disciplined literary flourishes? Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The vintage British awkwardness, once a virtue, has now been supplanted by a risqué approach so brazen that publishing houses have come up with ‘sexed up’ versions of 19th century classics, particularly Pride and Prejudice, that has completed 200 years since its publication. All thanks to the phenomenon called Fifty Shades of Grey—a three-volume saga by the 50-year-old British author EL James (real name Erika Leonard) of a virginal Anastasia Steele who’s enlisted as a ‘sexual slave’ by the Seattle billionaire Christian Grey. Like a spruced up avatar of Charlotte Bronte’s Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixJane Eyre, Mr Grey, much like his literary predecessor Mr Rochester, has a room dedicated to his excesses of sexuality, in this case, of bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism.Although separated by two centuries, Pride and Prejudice shares much with Fifty Shades, which include the classic female fiction tropes of fairy tale romances. The medieval stereotype – of the chaste and very young (but now willing, a merciful 20th century amendment) heroine, who is overpowered by an older man, impeccable in character, strength as well as social stature, but proud and condescending – remains intact. While Austen unravels her plot in the verdant fields and manor houses of Pemberley, James takes her narrative to fast-paced American cities such as Seattle and Washington. While Darcy is torn by his moral uprightness that clashes with his repressed sexuality, Grey is battered by his sexual overdrive and alterity, which are counterpoised to an inner kernel of societally approved definition of what is normal and what is right. In a way, Christian Grey is what Fitzwilliam Darcy has transformed into after 200 years of literary and cultural reimagination.Of course, literary prudes and cultural snobs can dismiss such an odious comparison as total hogwash, saying that the narrative merits of Austenprose outshine by a million times the hazy, neon-lit, pathetically consumerist sex scenes of James’ Fifty Shades. That the latter started off as a ‘fan fiction’ self-perpetuating on the sidelines of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga is another interesting twist to the story. That one of the best-selling books of our times has had such an unoriginal origin is a development that sheds more light on how we read and stumble upon works of fiction these days, more than the literary merit of the particular book itself.Like Pride and Prejudice, Fifty Shades too has reached a cult status, although one cannot be sure if it will stand the test of time and lure readers 200 years into the future that Jane Austen’s novels are guaranteed to do. Another thread linking the two polar extremes is the genre of the chick-lit, the books on life, romance and the urban woman exemplified by the series Sex and the City. Yet, unlike Carrie Bradshaw and her friends, who are women of supreme independence, the typical chick-lit protagonists tend to fall back on the tried and tested tropes of marriage and fulfilment of love. That is where Fifty Shades of Grey meets Pride and Prejudice, in its continuation of the ‘manhunt’ by the willing women of our times.last_img read more

Cleaner Alternative

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

As the world prepares for cleaner sources of energy, India is ready to reduce its reliance on coal and other forms of non-renewable energy, on the condition that developed nations provide the necessary aid. The process to avoid fossil fuels that create harmful emissions has already begun. Government authorities also told media that developed nations have been approached for financial and technical support. They further added that there are a few deals already in place. However, they will have to wait for these deals to fructify to begin the process of adopting renewable clean energy. Authorities also made it clear that wind and solar energy were now on their priority list. The government has decided to not allot further funds towards the expansion of coal usage but rather redirect them on creating renewable energy. India’s key negotiator, Ajay Mathur, spoke at the United Nations Climate conference confirming the above points. He accorded that India would focus on wind and solar energy and that coal would only be a backup in case there is a requirement of more energy resources. Ajay Mathur later briefed the media on the possibility of getting more funds to develop the necessary technology. He spoke of global warming being an alarming issue. Meanwhile, a lot of developed nations are showing interest in helping developing nations achieve this target. However, the interest appears superficial, as there are no real commitments from any nation regarding the same. At the Paris conference, countries debated and discussed pressing issues such as global warming, the minimum limit set up for the same and a clear timeline to achieve those targets. India’s Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar had earlier spoken to the media, saying that India posed no obstacles and would commit to doing its bit. Hence, it would be safe to say, India does not live under the illusion that climate change is a myth. India is one of the worst affected countries when it comes to climate change. In fact, India has taken greater initiatives than the US to reduce carbon emissions.Countries across the globe have committed to creating a new international climate agreement by the conclusion of the Paris Conference. The attempt by the more affluent nations to embrace an agenda for climate change ignores the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibility (CDR) that was evolved at the 1992 Rio conference and 2005 Kyoto conference. This principle states that, it was recognised that stupendous rise in carbon emissions had been the result of 150 years of industrialisation by the West. The logic was that greater responsibility lay with the West to clean up the mess they created. However, the process to achieve this great goal still looks rather distant without any firm commitment from any developed nation. read more

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Posted On Aug 27 2019 by

first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more 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 Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Content News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | November 16, 2010 New Study Shows PEM Scanners May Reduce Unnecessary Breast Biopsies News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more November 15, 2010 — The Radiology journal released new data from an National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored, multisite study of hundreds of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer that shows positron emission mammography (PEM) may reduce unnecessary breast biopsies. The study found PEM was significantly more precise at identifying benign and cancerous lesions, in what scientists call “positive predictive value” or “PPV,” therefore reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies.  A common physician complaint regarding the use of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is its tendency to identify suspicious lesions, requiring biopsies which ultimately are found to be benign. This finding is a welcome outcome for women and physicians looking for ways to reduce the patient trauma associated with biopsies and for payors looking to reduce the costs associated with unnecessary procedures. The 388-woman study showed that PEM not only demonstrated a six percent improvement in specificity at comparably high sensitivity, but also that PEM had 31 fewer unnecessary biopsies and 26 percent higher PPV than breast MRI. These results are also particularly significant for those women who cannot tolerate an MR exam and require an alternate imaging tool.”The results of this study mean that not only do physicians have an additional, powerful tool to help treat breast cancer, but also that PEM is a legitimate and better alternative for the 16 percent of women who cannot tolerate MR due to claustrophobia, metallic implants, body habitus or gadolinium reaction,” said Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D. and principal investigator for the trial.PEM scanners are high-resolution breast positron emission tomography (PET) systems that can show the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. This information is critical in determining whether a lesion is malignant and influences the course of treatment. Other imaging systems, such as mammography and ultrasound, show only the location, not the metabolic phase.The NIH-sponsored multisite study (NIH grant 5R44CA103102) examined women with newly-diagnosed breast cancer. Patients were accrued from six leading clinical centers across the country: ARS Johns Hopkins Green Spring, Boca Raton Community Hospital, Scripps Clinic-Scripps Green Hospital, University of North Carolina, University of Southern California Norris Cancer Center and Anne Arundel Medical Center. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Image courtesy of Imago Systems Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more last_img read more

Police officer shot dead in Brazils largest slum

Posted On Aug 18 2019 by

first_img 0 Comments   Share   RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A police officer was slain while on foot patrol in Brazil’s largest slum, military police said Friday.Diego Bruno Barbosa Henriques was shot and killed overnight Thursday as he and three fellow officers patrolled Rio de Janeiro’s sprawling Rocinha slum.An operation was under way to apprehend Henriques’ assailants, and G1, the internet portal of the Globo television network, reported one suspect had been detained. The suspect was carrying a 9-millimeter pistol, the same weapon used against Henriques, the report said. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technologycenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement How men can have a healthy 2019 The body Henriques, who had been on the force for about a year, was buried later Friday.Police and soldiers took over Rocinha in November as part of a large-scale program to restore the rule of law in Rio slums long under the control of heavily armed drug gangs and largely off-limits to authorities.The government’s reasserted control over the shantytown is seen as strategic as Rio prepares to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Rocinha is on the road that links the main Olympic village with other event sites inside the city proper.In a Twitter post, Rio state Gov. Sergio Cabral called Friday’s slaying “a desperate action” and pledged that “there will be no backsliding in pacified communities.“The difference is that until two years ago, the police was the invader. Now, the bandits are the invaders,” Cabral’s post read. “Peace is our objective for all the areas of our state.”Another police officer was shot and killed in Rocinha in April.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img read more

Jetstar Pacific changes logo to avoid confusion

Posted On Aug 17 2019 by

first_imgThe Vietnamese-based budget airline was called Pacific Airlines until 2007, when a 23-per-cent stake was sold to Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd. As part of a branding shake-up, the state-owned carrier was renamed Jetstar Pacific Airlines Joint-Stock Aviation Co and given a logo similar to Jetstar Airways Pty, an Australian budget airline launched by Qantas. Previously, Qantas has not raised any objections to Jetstar Pacific’s use of the orange-star logo. Speculation has mounted that the order by the CAAV stems from opposition to the Australian stake in the airline by elements in the Vietnamese government, which still holds 73 per cent. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>center_img The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has ordered budget carrier Jetstar Pacific to change its orange-star logo and repaint all of its aircraft. “Jetstar Pacific has to do it to avoid customers confusing the Vietnamese airline with Australian carrier Jetstar Airways,” said Deputy Minister of Transportation Pham Quy Tieu.last_img read more