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Yuvraj Singh gave me a lot of guidance, says U-19 World Cup hero Shubman Gill

first_imgIndia’s U-19 World Cup hero Shubman Gill said senior pro and veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh guided him and gave him batting tips in the past.”Yuvi paaji (Yuvraj Singh) gave a lot of guidance when he was at the NCA (National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru). He told me things about on and off the field, he gave me tips and batted along with me,” Gill, who slammed an unbeaten 102 in the semifinal against Pakistan in the U-19 World Cup, said.The 18-year-old right handed batsman struck three fifties and a hundred in the U-19 World Cup, which India won for the record fourth time after thrashing Australia by eight wickets in the final on Saturday.Speaking about the knock against Pakistan, Gill said coach Rahul Dravid advised him to play till the end.”There was pressure for the game against Pakistan. Our openers gave a good start and it was going well in the middle. We lost some wickets and Rahul (Dravid) sir advised me to bat till the end and the partnership with Anukul (Roy) was good,” said the Punjab batsman who was adjudged the Player of the Tournament.Seeing his tremendous form, the Kolkata Knight Riders went all-out for him and bought him at the Indian Premier League auction and bought him for a whopping Rs 1.80 crore last month.”We were tired as we had finished the match against Bangladesh a day before (the auction). I woke up and got to know that I was picked by KKR. At that time I did not think about the IPL and the focus was on the World Cup,” said Gill, who plays for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy.advertisementGill said the preparations were such that they were ready to play even on “worst wickets”. “The preparation was good and we were prepared for the worst wickets. After we defeated Australia in the first match, we thought our chances were there (to win the title),” the attacking batsman said.He said that the pressure of playing in Ranji Trophy was different from that in the World Cup.”The pressure in World Cup is different from that in Ranji (Trophy). In Ranji, you have to be patient and in the World Cup, you have to be fast. The pressure level in the World Cup (is more) as the (games) are televised,” Gill signed off.Last month former India captain Sourav Ganguly paid tribute to Gill and called him a better batsman than India U-19 captain Prithvi Shaw.”I actually feel Shubman Gill is a better player than Prithvi Shaw. I feel he is the best player in this team. He is a bit like Brian Lara and Kane Williamson,” Ganguly told India Today in an exclusive chat.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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CFB Coach Accused Of Signing Recruit With Sexual Misconduct Allegations Without Telling School

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A college football coach reportedly pursued a recruit accused of raping two women at gunpoint without disclosing the allegations to his program.According to a report from Nicole Auerbach of the Athletic, Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson signed junior college transfer Charles West as part of the team’s 2019 recruiting class.The problem, however, was the allegations against West. According to the report from Auerbach, West was accused of raping two women at knifepoint in 2015 in two separate incidents.Auerbach alleges Hopson never told Southern Miss about the allegations against West. The recruit was set to enroll in classes when the school became aware of the impending addition to the program.That’s when the school stepped in, according to Auerbach. Someone in the athletic department found the Dallas Morning News article detailing the sexual assault cases that West’s background was brought to light. Then West’s application was denied by the admissions office.The news comes on the heels of Hopson’s attempt to interview disgraced former Baylor football coach Art Briles for a position on the coaching staff.Southern Miss stepped in and denounced the move before Hopson released a public statement suggesting Briles deserves a second chance.The past week hasn’t been a good look for Hopson.last_img read more

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Amnesty deeply concerned about Albertas plans to fight oil industry foes

first_imgCALGARY — Amnesty International says it’s “deeply concerned” about the Alberta government’s plans to fight back against oil and gas industry critics.Alex Neve, secretary general of the human rights group’s Canadian branch, has written a letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.In it, Neve urges Kenney to abandon his “fight back strategy” as currently envisioned.The strategy includes a public inquiry into foreign funding of environmental groups and a $30-million war room to take on critics through ads and social media.Neve writes that Amnesty is worried those initiatives undermine and violate a range of Alberta’s human rights obligations under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international law.He says those include freedom of expression, freedom of association as well as the rights of Indigenous peoples and gender equality.“Amnesty International is also gravely concerned that these initiatives, and the rhetoric surrounding them, feeds into a worsening climate of hostility towards human rights defenders — particularly Indigenous, women and environmental human rights defenders — exposing them to intimidation and threats, including threats of violence,” the letter to Kenney states. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara further remanded

Gunaratne was arrested in connection to the alleged misappropriation of funds of the Negombo lagoon development project. (Colombo Gazette) Former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne was further remanded today after being produced in court.The Colombo Chief Magistrate ordered that Sarath Kumara Gunaratne be remanded till January 13.

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Airbus extends lead over Boeing in 2019 airliner deliveries

Airbus is stretching its lead over Boeing in aircraft deliveries as Boeing continues to be held back by the grounding of its 737 Max.Chicago-based Boeing said Tuesday it delivered 19 planes in July, down from 39 in July 2018.European rival Airbus reported 69 deliveries last month, including 52 A320neo and A321neo jets that compete with the Max.This year through July, Boeing has delivered 258 airliners. That’s down 38% from a year earlier, and far behind Airbus’ 458 deliveries.Boeing halted Max deliveries in March after the second of two crashes that together killed 346 people.Last month, Boeing reported its biggest quarterly loss — nearly $3 billion — after taking a $4.9 billion after-tax charge for the cost of compensating airlines that lost use of their Max jets.The Associated Press read more

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Cambodia UN team to help set up war crimes court for Khmer

UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told today’s press briefing that the team, which is led by Karsten Harrel, will arrive in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, over the weekend.The team will hold discussions with Cambodian officials next week before returning to New York the following Saturday.According to media reports, the Khmer Rouge were responsible for more than 1.7 million deaths, or nearly one in five Cambodians, when they ruled the Southeast Asian nation between 1975 and 1979.In May, the General Assembly authorized the UN to help Cambodia set up and run two Extraordinary Chambers in the new tribunal. One will be a trial court and the other will be a Supreme Court within the existing Cambodian justice system. read more

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Amid crippling drought California lawmakers governor send 75 billion water plan to

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Amid crippling drought, California lawmakers, governor send $7.5 billion water plan to voters SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Driven to action by the state’s historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November.The measure marks the largest investment in decades in the state’s water infrastructure and is designed to build reservoirs, clean up contaminated groundwater and promote water-saving technologies.It replaces an existing water bond that was approved by a previous Legislature but was widely considered too costly and too bloated with pork-barrel projects to win favour with voters.After weeks of difficult negotiations, the ballot measure sailed through both houses of the Legislature: 77-2 in the Assembly and 37-0 in the Senate. Republican Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks and Democrat Wesley Chesbro of Arcata cast the dissenting votes in the Assembly.Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation, AB1471, shortly after the Legislature acted. Citing the overwhelming bipartisan support, the Democratic governor said he probably had never seen Democrats and Republicans so united in his lifetime.“It’s about water, it’s about our future, it’s about Californians coming together,” Brown said.The evening votes in the Assembly and Senate came after the Democratic governor and lawmakers from both parties were finally able to clear their main hurdle, a disagreement about how much money should be spent on new reservoirs and other storage projects.A state with a population that exceeds 38 million and an agricultural industry that feeds the nation has been struggling to meet the increasing demands for water after three dry winters.The push to revamp the 2009 ballot measure, which was $11.1 billion and had been delayed from statewide votes twice, gained momentum as the worst drought in a generation intensified throughout the state. It has forced farmers to fallow fields, led to double-digit unemployment in many rural areas, turned large expanses of reservoirs into mud flats and prompted local governments to mandate water-use restrictions and impose fines for water waste.Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said water was something many Californians had previously taken for granted.“The need is so great in California,” he said, referring to the wide margin of support the spending measure enjoyed in the Legislature. “The time is now.”The relatively swift and overwhelming votes for passage in both houses of the Legislature were in contrast to the weeks of difficult negotiations to replace the existing and more costly water bond that already was on the November ballot.Brown wanted a much smaller bond to attract voters and minimize state debt, while many Democratic lawmakers fought against money for reservoirs and sought strong environmental protections for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.The proposal approved Wednesday includes $2.7 billion dedicated to storage projects, which likely would include a new reservoir in what is now a bucolic agricultural valley in Colusa County north of Sacramento and another in the Sierra Nevada northeast of Fresno.That amount is more than Democrats and the governor had proposed for new reservoirs but less than the $3 billion included in the old ballot measure, which was approved by a previous Legislature in 2009.The breakthrough on water storage was hailed by Republican lawmakers, who saw it as a top priority. Democratic lawmakers who represent agricultural areas in the Central Valley also pushed for the reservoir funding.“This now offers us an opportunity to guarantee the future,” said Sen. Jim Nielsen, a Republican who represents a largely agricultural region in Northern California that will be home to one of the proposed reservoirs. “This is not about us and not about the next election; it’s about our grandchildren.”Numerous agricultural, environmental and business groups quickly endorsed the legislative compromise. The plan includes $7.1 billion in new borrowing and $425 million from previous bonds that would be redirected to the updated water priorities. Redirecting that money requires voter approval.Provisions in the latest bond proposal involving water recycling and cleanup of contaminated groundwater could increase the availability of water during future droughts. The bond also includes other water projects not directly related to supply, such as watershed improvements and flood management.Democrats needed Republican support in the Senate but not in the Assembly, where they hold a supermajority. Even so, the governor has said bipartisan support for the bond measure is crucial to show voters that it has wide support.Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, said lawmakers can show a united front and make a strong case to voters that the water plan is worth supporting.“People should feel a sense of comfort that when you got the boat rowing in the right direction that we are going to be OK, we are going to succeed,” she said. “I think we are all going to become cheerleaders for doing the right thing.”Wednesday’s scheduled vote was timed to the secretary of state’s deadline for printing voter pamphlets, which lawmakers had earlier pushed back by two days.___Fenit Nirappil can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/FenitN. by Fenit Nirappil, The Associated Press Posted Aug 13, 2014 9:45 pm MDT read more

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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 26, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Feb 26, 2017 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Five things to watch this week in Canadian business:Earnings-palooza: A steady stream of earnings are in the offing, with Valeant Pharmaceuticals, SNC-Lavalin and George Weston reporting. The week will also see Scotiabank, BMO and TD release their latest quarterly results.Media is the message: The Economic Club of Canada hosts Bell Media president Mary Ann Turcke for a luncheon speech Tuesday in Toronto. She will talk about the future of Canada’s media industry.Mr. Morneau heads to Washington: Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is set Wednesday to meet face-to-face for the first time with his U.S. counterpart, Steven Mnuchin. Morneau should have no shortage of things to discuss with the American treasury secretary. U.S. tax cuts and deregulation are just a couple of policies that could lure investment south of the border at Canada’s expense.Central bank talk: The Bank of Canada has a busy week ahead. On Wednesday, the central bank announces its latest interest rate decision, and while expectations are it will remain at 0.5 per cent, economy watchers will be scrutinizing the statement. The next day, deputy governor Timothy Lane gives a speech in Montreal about financial sustainability. On Friday, senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins attends a panel discussion at Yale Law School in New Haven, Conn.GDP: We’ll get a good look at the state of the national economy on Thursday when Statistics Canada releases the GDP figures for the fourth quarter of last year. In the previous quarter, the economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years, expanding at an annual rate of 3.5 per cent. Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week read more

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Womens basketball Ohio State begins its NCAA tournament against Western Kentucky —

OSU then-sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) makes a move to the basket during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18, 2016 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State have learned their fate for the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament, now the journey to the Final Four begins.The Buckeyes (26-6) will enter the tournament as a No. 5 seed and are set to face off against No. 12 seed Western Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.OSU is coming off a lost against Purdue in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament, ending the team’s 11-game winning streak. The Buckeyes struggled shooting versus Purdue, hitting on just 34 percent of shots. OSU will again face another staunch defensive team in the Hilltoppers, who hold their opponents to an average of 62 points per game. On the other side of the ball, Western Kentucky has three players that average in double figures — Kendall Noble (16.1 points per game), Tashia Brown (13.4) and Ivy Brown (13.3). Those three also contribute heavily on the glass, leading the team in rebounding. OSU coach Kevin McGuff said that Western Kentucky will provide competition from the start.“We’ll have a real challenge in the first game,” McGuff said. “That program — they’re used to winning, so they’re going to prepare well. They’re very well coached and they’re going to play extremely hard.”If the Buckeyes make it past the Hilltoppers, they will move on to the second round and play on Sunday against the winner of No.4 Kentucky and No. 13 Belmont. Redshirt junior guard Linnae Harper is a Kentucky transfer and said that she is excited to have the opportunity to face her old teammates.“It’s definitely going to be a little weird,” Harper said. “The first game I’m playing two former UK teammates, but I think it will go well. That would be the best feeling in the world (beating Kentucky and advancing in the tournament). That’s the one thing I’m looking forward to.”Looking at the big picture, Big Ten Player of the Year, junior guard Kelsey Mitchell, will be an X factor for the Buckeyes in the tournament. The Buckeyes find their success when Mitchell leads the way in scoring. In their previous 11-game win streak, Mitchell scored 20 points or more in 10 of the 11 games. In their first lost since January, the Boilermakers held Mitchell to single digits. Another major factor will be the return, or absence, of junior forward Stephanie Mavunga. Mavunga has been out with a foot injury since the beginning of February. At the time of her injury, she was leading the Big Ten in rebounding and was the Buckeyes’ second leading scorer. McGuff said that they won’t know if Mavunga will return by Friday’s game.“She’s worked really hard in rehab, but it could go either way,” he said. “I don’t know yet, I don’t know. That’ll be more of a gametime decision. We’re hopeful, it’s definitely a possibility. Nothing is definite yet either way.”The Buckeyes have the potential to play four consecutive games in Lexington. The first and second rounds will be played in Lexington at Memorial Coliseum, and if OSU wins the first two games, the team will advance to regionals, which are also played in Lexington at Rupp Arena.OSU will tip-off for its first round game on Friday at 2:30 p.m. against Western Kentucky. read more

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Lance Armstrongs drug of choice EPO doesnt work scientists claim

first_imgIt’s just tragic to lose your career for something that doesn’t workJules Heuberger, The Centre for Human Drug Research in The Netherlands Adam Cohen, who was first author on the study, said the simple act of illegally taking drugs like EPO may have given cheats like Armstrong an advantage as a psychological placebo.“An important level of performance at this high intensity is the mental aspect,” he said.The Dutch team hope today’s study will serve as a wake-up call to both professional and amateur athletes who are tempted to cheat that there is “little to no evidence” justifying the use of many banned drugs.As well as EPO, Armstrong admitted to using testosterone, human growth hormone and the steroid cortisode during his seven back-to-back Tour victories from 1999 to 2005. In the first study of its kind, scientists challenged a group of 48 cyclists to tackle a series of challenges, including the infamous Mont Ventoux ascent, which often forms part of the Tour.Half had been given eight weekly injections of EPO, a drug that promotes red blood cell production with the aim of increasing delivery of oxygen to the muscles, while the other half took a dummy.But after the gruelling 21.5km climb – which was preceded by a 110km cycle for good measure – the average results of the two groups showed no difference whatsoever.The scientists behind the trial, which is published in the Lancet, say athletes are “naive” about the benefits of illicit substances such as EPO, but that myths about their effectiveness go unchallenged in the murky world of doping. “It’s just tragic to lose your career for something that doesn’t work, to lose seven yellow jerseys for a drug that has no effect,” said Jules Heuberger, who led the research at the Centre for Human Drug Research in The Netherlands.Due to anti-doping rules, it would have been impossible to conduct the study among professional athletes, so the researchers selected the fittest and most experience amateur riders they could find.While those who had been injected with EPO did show higher average concentrations of haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying molecule of red blood cells, this did not translate to better efficiency, heart rate or other respiratory indicators. Mont Ventoux Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. When in 2012 disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong finally confessed to the most “sophisticated, professionalised and successful” doping programme the world had ever seen, he became sport’s ultimate bogeyman.His admission that for years he took a suite of supposedly performance-enhancing drugs, most prominently erythropoietin (EPO), saw him stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and Olympic medals, his career and reputation in tatters.So it may be with a certain queasiness that he learns today about the results of ground-breaking new research which suggests his prolonged campaign of abuse was pointless – because EPO confers no advantage at all. But Mr Cohen said: “Quite possibly all the stuff he was taking was useless.“Even less is known about many of it than EPO.”In 2012 Armstrong was handed a life ban from all Olympic-sanctioned sports and stripped of his Tour de France titles.All his results from August 1998 were declared void.In 2015 the Union Cycliste International reported that doping in amateur cycling was becoming “endemic”, raising particular concerns about abuse by over-40s weekend racers who are taking EPO.Professor John Brewer, an expert in applied sports science at St Mary’s University College,cautioned that the benefits of improved oxygen uptake might be more pronounced in professional cyclists than in amateurs and said EPO should remain banned. The study participants were sent up Mont Ventoux, one of cycling’s toughest climbsCredit:Eric Gaillard/Reuterslast_img read more

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Stephen Fry joins Pantis supporters by tweeting video to 65 million followers

first_imgPanti’s Noble Call has now gone well and truly viral after being tweeted by Rupaul and Graham Norton and being featured on websites like Gawker, The Huffington Post and MSNBC.All this comes amid controversy following the redaction of comments about homophobia made by O’Neill on the Saturday Night Show, and a payout made to members of the Iona Institute and John Waters  in relation to said comments.The video has been viewed more than 200,000 times in less than three days.Watch Panti’s powerful speech about oppression of gay people>This Cavan car ad is only for Lovely Girls> STEPHEN FRY LAST night joined thousands of people across the world in supporting drag queen Panti Bliss, aka Rory O’Neill, by sharing her Noble Call speech about homophobia with over 6.5 million followers.He also tweeted Panti herself, to offer his support.last_img read more

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Trump blames Democrats and Obama for failing to stop Russian election meddling

first_img Image: Carolyn Kaster via PA Images Sunday 18 Feb 2018, 4:27 PM Share21 Tweet Email2 Short URL 17,330 Views VENTING HIS FRUSTRATION over the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump has asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling.Trump insisted he never denied that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 US campaign and said: “They are laughing their asses off in Moscow”.In a rapid-fire series of tweets, the president unloaded over the Russia investigation, days after an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with a plot to interfere in the US presidential election.While the nearby town of Parkland, Florida, continues to mourn a school shooting that left 17 dead, Russia was clearly top of mind for the president. The administration has focused on the fact that the Russian effort began in 2014 before Trump announced his White House run, and Trump continued that argument today.He said the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, California Rep Adam Schiff — calling him “Liddle’ Adam Schiff, the leakin’ monster of no control” — “is now blaming the Obama Administration for Russian meddling in the 2016 Election”. Source: Donald J. Trump/TwitterTrump appeared to be referring to an interview Schiff did with NBC in which the lawmaker said the previous administration should have set up a “more forceful deterrent” against cyber attacks after the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures. Source: Donald J. Trump/TwitterObama’s defenceObama in late 2016 defended his administration’s response to the Russian meddling, also saying he had confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin that September, telling him to “cut it out”.Trump has not been seen in public since he arrived at his Florida club on Friday, after a visit to the community shattered by the shooting. That evening, he met with first responders, medical personnel and some victims. He skipped his usual stop at his nearby golf course yesterday but planned to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan today at Mar-a-Lago to discuss legislative priorities.Trump did find time to use the Florida shooting to criticise the FBI, saying in a tweet last night that the bureau “missed all of the many signals” sent by the suspect and arguing that agents are “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign”.“Get back to the basics and make us all proud!” he said.SkepticismIn his Russia-related posts today, Trump asserted that he “never said Russia did not meddle in the election,” and added: “The Russian ‘hoax’ was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia – it never did!” Source: Donald J. Trump/TwitterThe president has repeatedly expressed scepticism over the Russian election meddling. In November, he said he believed the conclusion of US intelligence agencies that there had been meddling. But Trump also said he believed Putin was sincere when he said Russia didn’t interfere.Trump also argued that the ongoing investigations are just what the Russians want, saying: “Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!”Yesterday, Trump undercut his national security adviser, HR McMaster, after he said evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute.Trump tweeted that McMaster left out some details: “General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!”Trump was continuing his efforts to pin Russian collusion on the Democrats and their nominee Hillary Clinton. This morning, he continued along those lines, stressing his 2016 victory.“Crooked Hillary Clinton, lost the 2016 election,” Trump said. “But wasn’t I a great candidate?” Source: Donald J. Trump/TwitterTrump also raged against law enforcement over an Obama-era payment to Iran. He tweeted that he’s “never gotten over the fact that Obama was able to send $1.7 Billion Dollars in CASH to Iran and nobody in Congress, the FBI or Justice called for an investigation!”The Obama administration transferred the money to Iran in 2016, using non-US currency. The administration said it was the settlement of a decades-old arbitration claim between the countries. An initial payment was delivered the same day Tehran agreed to release four American prisoners.The Obama administration eventually acknowledged the cash was used as leverage until the Americans were allowed to leave Iran. Congressional Republicans decried the payment as ransom, which the Obama administration denied.Read: WATCH: Survivor ‘calls BS’ on Trump’s response to mass shooting at Florida schoolMore: Russian Foreign Minister dismisses US election meddling probe as ‘blabber’ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Trump blames Democrats and Obama for failing to stop Russian election meddling Trump sent out a rapid-fire series of tweets earlier today venting his frustration. By Associated Press Image: Carolyn Kaster via PA Images Feb 18th 2018, 4:27 PM https://jrnl.ie/3858871 103 Comments last_img read more

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Bayern Munich confirm interest in Hernandez

first_imgBayern Munich has confirmed their interest in signing Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid, according to sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.The German champions have already completed the signing of Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart this month, with the France international expected to join the club in the summer.Bayern also has Chelsea and England youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi on their radar and have submitted a third offer in the region of £35million for the 18-year-old.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).The signing of Pavard doesn’t mean the Bavarians don’t also want to sign the fellow Frenchman Lucas Hernandez.“[Lucas Hernandez] is an interesting player who plays at Atletico Madrid, but there is nothing concrete to report as we have to see if the move is possible,” Salihamidzic said, according to Marca.Bayern are reportedly willing to meet the defender’s buyout clause, while Atleti boss Diego Simeone indicated that Hernandez is a vital part of his team.last_img read more

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OIC condemns Israels closure of alAqsa mosque

first_imgThe Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday condemned Israel’s closure of the al-Aqsa Mosque as a crime against Muslims.OIC Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen slammed the Israeli move, the first time since 1969, as “a crime, a serious precedent and a blatant attack on the holy sites as well as the rights and freedom of Palestinians to practice their religion”, Xinhua news agency reported.Israel has closed the mosque compound and banned Arab prayers since Friday’s clashes near the compound between Israeli police and three Arab citizens, in which the three Arabs and two Israeli police officers were killed.He called on the international community to act immediately to deter repeated Israeli attacks against Islamic and Christian holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem and to stop Israel’s racist violations and crimes against the Palestinian people and their holy sites.The al-Aqsa Mosque compound, holy to both Muslims and Jews, is one of the most sensitive sites in the region. It is revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, and by Jews as the Temple Mount.On Friday, after joining the morning prayer at the mosque, three Arab citizens of Israel opened fire at a group of Israeli police officers near the gates of the compound, injuring two officers who later died in hospital from their wounds, and injuring a third officer.The Arab gunmen were subsequently shot and killed by police, and Israel closed the mosque to Muslim prayers.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday spoke over the phone with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, assuring him Israel will keep the status quo in East Jerusalem’s holy compound.last_img read more

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Cardinals Tied for Lead at Moon Golf Invitational

first_imgOlivia Cason, Mairead Martin and Linda Trockel each shot rounds of 2-over 74 over the first 18 holes of the day. Cason followed it up with even par 72 in the afternoon and is in 32nd place overall. Martin and Trockel each shot 73 and are 39th at 3-over. Lauren Hartlage will head into the final round on Tuesday with the lead after turning in rounds of 3-under 69 and 5-under 67. The junior birdied her opening hole of the day, one of six she made in round one. Sitting at even par for the second round through seven holes, Hartlage turned it on with five birdies over the last 11 to vault to the top of the board. Lauren Thibodeau spent much of the day near the top of the leaderboard as well, coming out on fire on Monday. The freshman made five birdies in a bogey-free round of 67 to start the day, then carded three more birdies on the front nine of the second round to make the turn at 8-under par. Thibodeau struggled over the final nine holes of the day though, dropping eight shots and finishing the day at even par after a round of 77. Story Links The tournament will wrap up with the final 18 holes on Tuesday. The Cardinals will be paired with UCF and Augusta for the shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Louisville women’s golf team sits atop the leaderboard after Monday’s opening day of competition at the Moon Golf Invitational. The two-day tournament is being played at Duran Golf Club. Louisville turned in rounds of 4-under 284 and 3-under 285 on Monday to hold a share of the lead through 36 holes. The Cardinals are tied with UCF at 7-under followed by Augusta at 6-under, Oklahoma at 5-under and Campbell rounding out the top five at 1-under par. Competing as individuals, Meghan Nay posted consecutive rounds of 75 and is 58th heading into Tuesday, while Margot Bechadergue and Delaney Shah are in 76th after back-to-back rounds of 77.last_img read more

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Passengers face tough time due to hourlong Metro snag

first_imgKolkata: Commuters were greatly inconvenienced due to disruption of Metro service between Central and Maidan stations for nearly an hour on Friday afternoon.To cope with the situation, Metro railway authorities ran both Up and Down trains between Central and Dum Dum and Maidan and Kavi Subhas stations. At around 5.17 pm, the station master of Chandni Chowk station noticed a flash while a Down train was entering Chandni Chowk station. He immediately informed the control and thereafter services were stopped between Central and Maidan stations. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeEngineering Department officers and staff attended to the issue at once to identify the problem. The problem was rectified and normal services were resumed at around 6.10 pm. The snag had affected home bound commuters badly. Though the Metro Railway authorities had run trains from other stations, the passengers found it difficult to go to the next station and avail the train as both state-run and private buses were overcrowded and unable to carry extra passengers. Meanwhile, due to non-interlocking work at Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Station, Metro services on Sunday will start at 2 pm from both Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash stations, instead of the normal time of 09.50 am. The time schedule of the last Metro train will remain unchanged at 9.54 pm. The work at the station is scheduled to be completed on Sunday.last_img read more

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first_img News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Related Content Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Image courtesy of Philips Healthcarecenter_img April 30, 2014 — Fovia Medical Inc. and Imperial College London, a science-based institution in biomedical research, announced a collaboration to bring High Definition Volume Rendering (HDVR) to minimally invasive robotic surgery.The Hamlyn Centre at Imperial College London is working with Fovia on projects that combine the performance, quality and accuracy of HDVR with advanced robotic surgery technologies. The Hamlyn Centre aims to transform conventional minimally invasive surgery by improving the consistency, accuracy and safety of surgical robots, and through the development of new paradigms for human-robot interaction. To this end, the Hamlyn Centre is creating the next generation of miniaturized mechatronic devices with integrated imaging and sensing, while investigating new techniques for providing synergistic control between the surgeon and robot.Fovia’s HDVR provides a virtual roadmap for robotic surgical teams by allowing the presentation of stereo images in real-time during both the planning and interventional phases of robot-assisted surgery. The highly flexible HDVR software enables full customization of the surgeon’s experience and provides invaluable coherence between preoperative scans of a patient and views of the operative field during the procedure. HDVR greatly enhances surgical guidance by using volumetric data in addition to polygonal models of anatomical structures, allowing for greater detail, precision and accuracy. Fovia’s on-the-fly, multiple phase opacity transfer function editor, advanced segmentation and tissue specific lighting controls provide maximum flexibility for faithful representation and manipulation of the desired anatomical targets.The Hamlyn Centre’s integration of HDVR into its robot-assisted surgical guidance platform enables visualization quality and promises to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgical procedures. This unique collaboration bridges the gap between two influential technologies: robotic surgery and tomographic imaging.Guang-Zhong Yang, Ph.D., director of the Hamlyn Centre, said, “One of the Hamlyn Centre’s core missions is to develop cutting-edge, disruptive technologies and blue-sky ideas. By collaborating with leading companies such as Fovia, we hope to develop such technologies that will ultimately result in tremendous patient benefit with global impact.” Fovia is excited about bringing High Definition Volume Rendering to the rapidly evolving field of minimally invasive robotic surgery.  We are enthusiastic about working with the creative and innovative researchers at the Hamlyn Centre to help combine two complementary and rapidly expanding disciplines: advanced visualization and minimally invasive robotic surgery,” said Ken Fineman, CEO of Fovia.For more information: www.fovia.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. News | April 30, 2014 Fovia, Imperial College London Announce Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Collaboration Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

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Agents can win Cirque du Soleil tickets with Sunwings LUZIA promo

first_img Thursday, August 4, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted by Tags: Mexico, Sunwingcenter_img Agents can win Cirque du Soleil tickets with Sunwing’s LUZIA promo TORONTO — The latest Cirque du Soleil show, LUZIA has begun its global tour and Sunwing Vacations’ new promotion is giving agents the chance to see the show for themselves.Agents can enter for a chance to win one of 60 pairs of tickets in Toronto by booking their customers to Mexico on their next vacation. Each new Mexico booking is considered one single ballot in the draw, so the more times an agent books their clients to Mexico, the more chances they have to win.The promotion applies to all new bookings to Mexico departing between Dec. 21, 2016 and Oct. 31, 2017, made between now and Sept. 16, 2016. Tickets will be drawn in two separate phases, with the first 30 winners announced on Aug. 20 and the remaining 30 notified on Sept. 17. Travelweek Group last_img read more

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Its dolphin and whale season in southern Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:One of Sea Shepherd’s missions in Costa Rica: Protecting whales Meet Ostional National Wildlife Reserve sea turtle researcher Hellen Lobo Thousands of sea turtles arrive on Playa Ostional Too many whale-watching boats in Costa Rica’s Ballena Nat’l Marine Park, say environment officials A dolphin dives in Golfo Dulce during a recent sunrise over the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific. Dolphins and whales migrate heavily through the area from July to October. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Education sector strike once again ruled illegal

first_imgThe Labor Court of the Second Judicial Circuit of San José has once again declared illegal the strike against fiscal reform that was promoted by the National Association of Educators, the Union of Costa Rican Educators and the Association of Teachers of Secondary Education. The court reasoned the strikes have not being peaceful and have affected essential services, such as food.According to Judge Victor Orozco, who signed the decision, “since it is not a peaceful movement — because it affects essential services such as the feeding of students who depend on these services — and for transgressing the principles of reasonableness and proportionality, it is that this judge concludes that it must be declared illegal.”The resolution reads that, “[…] approximately 98,966 students have not received meal service. It is common knowledge that the meal service provided in schools is often the only food for some students around the country, especially in rural areas with high levels of poverty who are in conditions of vulnerability and social risk.”It also notes that since Sept. 10, the date the strikes began, the voice of the unions was recognized and that indefinite prolongation of the strike would be an abusive exercise of the right to strike.Regarding violence, the ruling indicates that “it is determined that the demonstration in some sectors was not peaceful, and since there were union workers who were participating in the events who were not peaceful, this judge considers that the requirement of peaceful suspension of work was not fulfilled.”The judgment allows an appeal, which must be filed before the Court within three days.On Oct. 9, the judge of Labor of the Second Judicial Circuit of San José, Francisco Quesada, had declared the strike illegal based on the fact that it was a violent movement because teachers had participated in different blockades.However, on Nov. 19, the Labor Court annulled the declaration and returned the case to the Court because it considered that it was necessary to analyze the evidence used to judge the case.Union dissatisfactionFor its part, the Association of Teachers of Secondary Education (APSE) has described as “deplorable” the ruling of the Labor Court that declared illegal the strike of the education sector in the first instance.“The APSE deplores this judicial nonsense, against which we will interpose within the term of law the corresponding appeal in order to ensure prompt and fulfilled justice as established by the Constitution and international conventions of the International Labor Organization,” a union representative said. Semanario Universidad LogoThis story originally published by Semanario Universidad and translated with permission by The Tico Times. Read the original report here. Facebook Comments Related posts:Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike Costa Rican government and unions willing to start a dialogue to end the strike Colon tanks, Costa Rica raises interest rates to slow inflationlast_img read more

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