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26
Nov
2019

Leganes shock Barcelona in their first ever win over the Catalans

first_imgRead also :Football: Twitter reacts to Eden Hazard’s wondergoal against LiverpoolHazard turns on the magic as Chelsea edge out Liverpool AdvertisementDefending Spanish champions FC Barcelona slumped to a a 2-1 loss to lowly Leganes yesterday courtesy of goals from Nabil El Zhar and Oscar Rodriguez in the second half. This loss came as a shock to the entire footballing world but this was not the first time that Leganes had shocked one of the ‘big boys’ of La Liga.Phillipe Coutinho gave Barcelona the lead in the 12th minute with an attempt deserving of a Puskas nomination, a venomous volley that flew right into the bottom corner of the Leganes goal. Barcelona dominated the first half after a demoralised Leganes tried to keep them at bay, creating several opportunities but failing to convert them into goals.The second half saw something almost entirely different as Leganes took it to Barcelona and scored twice in two minutes to take the lead. The first was a point blank header from Nabil El Zhar in the 52nd minute that levelled the game up, followed by a powerful strike by Real Madrid loanee Oscar Rodriguez in the 53rd minute that gave Leganes the victory.Despite having 78% possession, it was Leganes that had more shots and shots on target in the match, while the only other stat where Barca were ahead was offsides, with 5 compared to Leganes’ 1. It just wasn’t meant to be for the Catalans.Watch match highlights here : Advertisementlast_img read more

25
Nov
2019

Five-phase national rally to kick off at Coimbatore

first_imgMumbai, Jul 8 (PTI) The five-phase MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) would be flagged off on July 23 at Coimbatore and would carry a prize fund of around Rs 25 lakh.The other four legs of the championship, for which the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India has roped in Kolkata -based Ramakrishna Race Performance Management Pvt Ltd (RRPM) as promoters, would be held in Nashik (Aug 27-28), Gurgaon (Sep 17-18), Bengaluru (Nov 26-27) and Chikmagalur (Dec 3-5).Each leg would carry a prize money of around Rs 5 lakh, said Ashwin Pandit, Chairman, Rallying Commission, FMSCI.While INRC would be restricted to Indian drivers and vehicles, the Indian Rally Championship (IRC), to be held concurrently, can include foreign drivers as well as imported machines, it was announced at a media conference here today.Top rally drivers, including Gaurav Gill, Amittrajit Ghosh, Sunny Sidhu, Arjun Rao Aroor, Rahul Kantharaj and Karna Kadur, are to take part in the championship.The rally would be held on tarmac or gravel roads and each leg would be different, it was announced.Apart from the title sponsors, the promoters have roped in Mahindra Adventure, Polaris and Pincon as associate sponsors.”I am very happy that RRPM is promoting the INRC and IRC this season. Rallying has suffered from a lack of full- fledged support and promoters for a few years and now I think I can safely say it is behind us,” said FMSCI President Zayn Khan.The Indian National TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) Rally Championship would also be held, generally on public roads, in seven centres across the length and breadth of the country in August, September and November followed by a final at an unspecified venue.advertisementThe INTSDRC programme: Aug 12-13 and 13-14: Jaipur; Aug 20-21: Haldia; Sep 3-4: Durgapur; Sep 10-11: Bengaluru; Sep 24-25: Hubli; Nov 12-13: Nashik; Nov 19-120: Goa.The final is tentatively scheduled in the last week of November or first week of December, it was announced. The entire INTSDRC would carry a prize fund of Rs 15 lakh. PTI SSR RSY AH AHlast_img read more

18
Nov
2019

Impact of Ben Stokes’ absence laid bare in England’s Gabba defeat

first_imgEngland did their best to shrug off the omission of Ben Stokes from the Ashes tour squad but the world class all-rounder’s absence was felt keenly by the tourists in their crushing 10-wicket defeat by Australia at the Gabba.Stokes has been suspended since he was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm outside a Bristol nightclub in September and police continue to investigate the incident.News that Stokes had flown to New Zealand, his country of birth, fanned speculation he could be set for a recall, despite England’s cricket board saying the trip was “private” and not Ashes-related.Australian media, however, suspect it could be part of a plan to parachute him into the team for the third Test in Perth if the result of the police investigation comes out beforehand.For all the headlines and attention a Stokes recall might generate, England would likely welcome him back with open arms, particularly after their struggles with bat and ball in the series-opener in Brisbane.For two days at the Gabba, however, Stokes’s absence seemed as if it would be nothing more than a footnote to the grander story of the first Test.England’s rookie batsmen Mark Stoneman, James Vince and Dawid Malan, repelled Australia’s much vaunted pace attack to post half-centuries and drive their team to a first innings 302.It was a total, paceman Stuart Broad noted, England would have taken “any day of the week” at the Gabba, where no English side has come out on top since Mike Gatting’s team in 1986.advertisementSTOKES-LIKE RESISTANCESuccess with the bat carried through to the ball as the tourists’ bowlers reduced Australia to 76 for four on day two, but from there it became clear that veterans Broad and James Anderson could use a little help.Australia skipper Steve Smith did what he does best and rescued the side with an unbeaten 141, making light of England’s attempts to contain him by bowling a stubborn off-stump line and setting defensive field placements.A game-breaking wicket was needed but neither all-rounder Chris Woakes or back-up seamer Jake Ball looked capable of delivering it.The new batsmen who were feted for their first innings defiance quickly wilted in the second as the Gabba pitch quickened and a middle order desperate for a measure of Stokes-like resistance crumbled as England were skittled for 195.Anderson and Broad were promptly pressed back into service, no doubt too soon for their liking.While boasting nearly 900 Test wickets between them, neither of the veteran pacemen could break David Warner and Cameron Bancroft’s opening partnership and the Australians ended up posting a record unbeaten stand in a successful run chase.Bancroft brought up the winning runs by smashing Woakes to the long-off fence twice to underline concerns about England’s change bowlers.For cricket writer Gideon Haigh, Woakes fell far short of filling Stokes’s shoes.”Chris Woakes is a plucky cricketer, mainly in English conditions. Yet having him stand in as a pace bowling all-rounder for Ben Stokes is like casting Hugh Grant as Hannibal Lecter,” Haigh wrote in The Australian newspaper.England’s seamers may enjoy more success with the pink ball in the first day-night Ashes Test starting Saturday but the team’s soft middle order remains under huge pressure heading to Adelaide Oval.For the moment, England remain in a holding pattern until the result of the Stokes investigation is known.”Until that happens, nothing has changed,” director of cricket Andrew Strauss told British media on Sunday. “We’re in the same situation as we have been for quite a long time now.”last_img read more

24
Oct
2019

ITF Questions PMA’s Commitment to West Coast Talks

first_imgzoom The talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are too important for dirty tricks and childish one-upmanship, Paddy Crumlin, President of International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said reacting to PMA’s press attacks against ILWU.Namely, earlier this month, PMA accused the ILWU of orchestrating slowdowns at the Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle and Tacoma, along with those at Los Angels and Long Beach.The talks, launched in May covering 29 ports on US West Coast , are conducted under a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to negotiate around the table, not in the media, ITF said.Paddy Crumlin, ITF President and Chair of its dockers’ section, commented: “These negotiations are massively significant, including to US trade.  The ILWU understands and respects that. It seems the PMA doesn’t.”“The association’s recent tactics are not just embarrassing, they’re potentially dangerous. It needs to stop, get its act together and commit to these talks. Along the way it can also address the backlog in the ports caused by its inexplicable chassis decisions, kill the attempts to deflect the blame for them, and bury any attempts to penalise shipping lines via surcharges for the PMA’s own mismanagement.”Representatives of worldwide dockworkers’ unions pledged their support for the ILWU in the West Coast contract talks during their meeting in London, held on Wednesday, November 19th.“We all support a negotiated and fair resolution to these contract talks. We are calling on the PMA to prove that it is committed to that same aim,” Crummlin said.Press Release; Image: MUAlast_img read more

22
Oct
2019

Two Companies Approved for Long Combination Vehicle Pilot Project

first_imgPermits allowing two trucking companies to run long combination vehicles (LCVs) in Nova Scotia may save trucking companies money and make the trucking industry more energy efficient. The permits, approved for Armour Transportation Systems and Sunbury Transport Ltd., are part of a pilot project by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal to study the effects the vehicles will have on Nova Scotia highways. “Other jurisdictions allow LCVs on a limited basis and we don’t want to inhibit the ability of Nova Scotia to compete,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Brooke Taylor. “At the same time, safety is our top priority and running a pilot project will help us assess first hand how these vehicles perform on Nova Scotia highways.” The approved permits allow Sunbury and Armour to run double, 53-foot semi-trailers hauled by a single tractor trailer on the province’s twinned 100-series highways between Burnside and the New Brunswick border. Any carrier can apply for a permit at the department’s website, www.gov.ns.ca/tran/trucking/vehiclewghtsdims.asp . Proponents of the long combination vehicles say they will allow Nova Scotia to remain competitive and increase business to the Port of Halifax. Other benefits cited for them include reduced truck traffic, by using one engine to haul two trailers, and reductions in fuel and greenhouse-gas emissions. In addition to being restricted to four-lane highways, in Nova Scotia the vehicles are required to keep their speed below 90 km/h and remain in the right-hand lane at all times. The permit also requires that drivers take a long combination vehicle training course, and have a minimum of five years and 150,000 kilometres of tractor-trailer driving experience.last_img read more

12
Oct
2019

RCom shares zoom 10 hit upper circuit after payment to Ericsson

first_imgNew Delhi: Shares of Reliance Communications zoomed 10 per cent Tuesday after the company cleared dues of Swedish service provider Ericsson at the eleventh hour. The scrip jumped 10 per cent to Rs 4.40, its upper circuit limit, on the BSE. At the NSE also, shares rose by 10 per cent to Rs 4.40. The company’s market valuation rose by Rs 110.83 crore to Rs 1,216.83 crore on the BSE. Buying was also seen in other group shares, with Reliance Naval and Engineering gaining 4.99 per cent, Reliance Capital rising 4.80 per cent, Reliance Home Finance surging 4.49 per cent, Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalReliance Infrastructure rising 2.12 per cent and Reliance Power gaining 1.63 per cent on the BSE. Embattled billionaire Anil Ambani Monday warded off a possible jail term as RCom cleared dues of Ericsson with the money received from elder brother Mukesh and his wife Nita, whom he thanked for standing by him in trying times and extending “timely support”. Anil’s heavily debt-laden Reliance Communications made a Rs 550 crore payment, including interest, to Ericsson just a day before expiry of the deadline set by the Supreme Court to clear dues or face a three-month jail term. In a statement, RCom said the payment of Rs 550 crore dues to Ericsson, including interest dues, has been made in compliance with the Supreme Court judgement.last_img read more

28
Sep
2019

Ohio State hockey captain Anthony Greco hits century mark in career games

Senior forward Anthony Greco during a game against Canisius on Nov. 13. OSU won 4-1. Credit: Courtesy of OSUWhen Ohio State senior captain Anthony Greco was notified that Friday’s game against Nebraska-Omaha would be his 100th as a Buckeye, he gave an uncommon response for a college hockey player reaching that type of milestone.“It is? Really?” he asked. “I didn’t know that.”It is actually fitting that he said that. If one sees him play, it’s clear he skates with the energy of someone stepping on the ice for his first college game.The son of Paul, a New York City firefighter, and Mary Jane, a nurse, Greco has dedicated his life to the game of hockey, leaving home at the age of 12 to attend perineal hockey powerhouse Shattuck St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota.For a kid that young to make that impactful of a decision on his life says a lot, but the now 22-year-old Greco did not mind at all.“It wasn’t tough for me at the time because I kind of just saw it as one big vacation at the time of making the decision,” Greco said. “When you get there, you realize it’s a lot different. You can’t go home to mom and dad after a game, after practice or after a day of school. It was an adjustment, but I really enjoyed the people that I met there. It definitely made me grow up a lot faster.”Following his stay at Shattuck, Greco spent time with the Waterloo Black Hawks and the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League, the top junior league in the United States.Then it was time to make his decision on where to play in college.In his second year in the league, after participating in the USHL Fall Classic, the most highly scouted event in the country attended by NCAA and NHL scouts alike, Boston University, Ohio State and St. Cloud State were among his top choices.His decision to come to OSU was based off of the loyalty of coach Steve Rohlik and his staff, as well as his desire to come to a city that has a lot to offer.“I’m from New York, so I wanted to go to a big school and be surrounded by a lot of people,” Greco said. “I don’t think in the Big Ten there’s a better city to go to with so much stuff to do.”A total of 99 games later, Greco has been through a lot. There have been many highs, but also many lows, like being a goal away from an NCAA title birth his sophomore year. Still, he has plenty of games yet to play this season.“To be able to come and play 100 games, that’s a lot of college hockey games, and he still has a lot to go,” Rohlik said. “He’s put some bricks in the wall here at Ohio State. When he leaves here, hopefully he can do something special.”After solid seasons in his freshman and sophomore years, Greco enjoyed a breakout campaign last year in which he put up a team-high 15 goals. He added eight assists for a career-high 23 points in 36 games played.So far this year, he is on pace to pass that point total after 10 games with four goals and four assists.“He brings passion and excitement to the rink every day,” fellow captain and classmate Craig Dalrymple said. “As a player, we know what he’s got, what he is going to bring every day. You see speed, you see skill, you see a guy that is going to be the first on the forecheck. As a person outside of the rink, he’s everything you could ask for. If you need him for something, he is going to be there for you.”In terms of what the future holds for Greco, he is no different than any other player who laced up the skates for the first time as a young boy, chasing the ultimate dream of playing in the NHL some day.“Everyone says that they want to play in the NHL,” Greco said. “I’m going to take the best path to get there. Whether that’s going hopefully to the American Hockey League or going over to Europe in Finland or Sweden or something along those lines, I want to play at the highest level that I’m capable of playing at and do the best I can and see where it takes me.”Greco’s 100th game is set to be played on Friday at Nebraska-Omaha. Puck-drop is scheduled for 8:07 p.m., followed by a rematch at the same time the following night. read more

24
Sep
2019

PDAC sees ARANZ Geo celebrate a decade of Leapfrog 3D

first_imgARANZ Geo, the developer of Leapfrog 3D geological modelling solutions for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries, celebrated 10 years of 3D implicit modelling with Leapfrog at the PDAC mining investment convention in Toronto. Shaun Maloney, ARANZ Geo’s CEO says: “Leapfrog sets the standard in geological modelling. PDAC is a great event to show off demos of our new release features, Leapfrog Geo 2.1 and 2.0, and new offerings such as our consultant on demand licences. We’re also making available copies of the ARANZ Geo sponsored book Unearthing 3D Implicit Modelling.”ARANZ Geo, a leader in the interpretation and visualisation of geological data for the mining, environmental, renewable energy and other geologically dependent industries, developed Leapfrog a decade ago. The very first geological modelling tool of its kind, Leapfrog is now an indispensable tool to reduce risk associated with geological modelling and is relied on by the top ten mining and exploration firms to enable better decision making.Leapfrog Geo 2.1 heralded the start of the Leapfrog Partner Programme for advanced interoperability with leading partners including geostats tool Snowden Supervisor, geographic mapping and analysis application MapInfo Discover from Pitney Bowes and geographic information system Esri ArcGIS. Maloney says, “Snowden Supervisor gives Leapfrog Geo 2.1 users the ability to combine the speed and power of Leapfrog’s FastRBF™ engine for grade interpolation, with the confidence that geostatistical analysis offers. You can expect even more interoperability to come.”Leapfrog Geo 2.0 is a major release, offering vein modelling “far superior to anything else on the market.” Users can model curved or folded vein systems that branch or terminate within the intuitive ‘vein systems’ workflow. Narrow geological units such as dykes or shear zones can also be modelled within this new workflow.Unearthing 3D implicit modelling, which is can viewed at www.leapfrog3d.com/ebook is a Leapfrog sponsored publication that looks at 10 years of implicit modelling and how it continues to change the industry. The book contains valuable insights, comments and opinions from industry experts whose day job brings them into direct contact with the various modelling software packages, tools, methodologies and outputs.last_img read more

24
Sep
2019

FLSmidth to provide solutions for Canadian phosphate rock project

first_imgCanadian Arianne Phosphate has selected FLSmidth as key supplier for one of the world’s biggest greenfield phosphate rock projects, the Lac à Paul project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. Arianne Phosphate, a Canadian development-stage phosphate mining company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with FLSmidth to provide all production equipment and engineering for their future plant, Lac à Paul, located 650km north-east of Montreal, covering an area of more than 270 km2.The phosphate processing plant will be designed for a capacity of 55,000 t/d, to produce 3 Mt/y of phosphate rock concentrate, grading 38.6% P2O5, with concentrate P2O5 recovery of 90%. Brian Ostroff, the CEO of Arianne Phosphate states: “The process of bringing Lac a Paul into development will benefit greatly from FLSmidth’s technological leadership, solid experience in the phosphate industry, and their ability to help facilitate financing. Greenfield projects like this requires significant financial backing from several financial partners. With the support of Denmark’s Export Credit Agency (EKF) FLSmidth has been able to open the door to the finance community by ensuring the most sustainable technologies with a focus on crucial water and energy resources.”Group Executive Vice President for FLSmidth’s Minerals Division, Manfred Schaffer is equally excited about being on the project, adding “As a full flowsheet provider on a project of this scale, we can really make a difference by designing a process flow with optimal productivity and the lowest total cost of ownership.”“Over the last few months, Arianne has been focusing its actions on bringing together industry leaders and experts to successfully undertake the Lac-à-Paul project, “ said Jean-Sébastien David, Arianne’s COO. “These partnerships help to improve and optimise the project as a whole. The signing of this agreement with FLSmidth, a recognized global leader that provides products and services to the global mining industry, brings us another step toward its realisation.”Ostroff adds: “This is not just Arianne alone anymore and, when taken in conjunction with other recent announcements that have involved major global players, one can see the interest by many in getting this project done. Rio Tinto, Hydro Quebec, Constructions Proco, ABB, SNC Lavalin, Cegertec and now FLSmidth have all signed agreements and momentum is clearly in place.  Lastly, with the assistance of some of these groups to help us source workable financing solutions, the questions around our financing strategy have gone a long way towards being answered.”last_img read more

21
Sep
2019

Poor sales force RIM to slash PlayBook price to 299 regardless of

first_imgYou can almost hear Freddie Mercury singing “another on bites the dust” in the background as you read this story. Beleaguered company Research in Motion (RIM) has decided to cut its losses on the BlackBerry powered PlayBook tablet device by taking a page out of HP’s book and having a fire sale of its own. Until February 3rd or until stocks run out, consumers can pick up a 16, 32 or 64 gigabyte PlayBook for just $299. You didn’t read wrong, all the different storage sizes are the same price, most likely because of the fact that the 64GB version didn’t sell as well as its smaller counterparts (not that they sold great either) and there is a glut in the number of them available. Coincidentally, the developers at Crackberry.com have outlined a process in which users can force the PlayBook to gain access to the Android Market, allowing them to install and use some of the more popular apps available to the public. The process isn’t difficult, but does require having a rooted PlayBook and some knowledge of working with WinSCP to transfer and install files. While not all Android apps will work with the device, hacking it to use the Market will certainly expand the number available.Whether this fire sale is a product dump, or a clearance of stock in preparation for a new version of the device is yet to be seen. Considering the mediocre sales RIM has experienced with the PlayBook, our best guess is that the price cut is what it looks like, RIM cutting its losses. If you want to get your hands on one, you can go to RIM’s online store to buy one.RIM via Engadgetlast_img read more

21
Sep
2019

False history claim over Anzac monument

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An online petition organised by the ‘Greek Genocide Resource Centre’ to the City of Melbourne and the Victorian RSL is asking for a quotation attributed to Kemal Ataturk to be removed from a new memorial near Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, despite the quote being used on Anzac Parade in Canberra. The Turkish-Australian Friendship Memorial, that was unveiled this week by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, includes a text – often referred to as Ataturk’s ‘Ode to Australian mothers’ – attributed to the Turkish commander at Gallipoli. The text is an extract of the inscription on the Kemal Ataturk memorial in Canberra which reads:“Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives … You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side now here in this country of ours … you, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”However, some hardline critics in the Greek Australian community say that while the Seeds of Hope monument is an initiative of reconciliation, the inclusion of the quote “promotes false history” and makes the memorial’s design “antithetical to core Australian values”.Mr Aris Tsilfidis, who runs the Greek Genocide Resource Centre (a website and Facebook page with 4,000 followers), told Neos Kosmos that studies by Australian historians have revealed that there is scant evidence that Ataturk ever made the statement.“Since Dr Peter Stanley, one of Australia’s most active military-social historians … seriously doubts its validity, then it really should be removed until credible evidence is found that Ataturk actually said it, and actually addressed it to Australians,” said Mr Tsilifidis. “Can we have a friendship between two countries based on myth? I have nothing against a Turkish-Australian friendship memorial. It’s just the quote we’re questioning.” Genocide Studies lecturer Panayiotidis Diamadis told Neos Kosmos that the call to have the text removed from the Kings Domain monument was driven by the need for historical accuracy.“Memorials of this sort play an important role in shaping public memory. Accuracy in the messages they convey is therefore of the utmost importance. Mustafa Kemal never said nor wrote those words. Therefore, they have no place on any memorial in Australia.”Mr Diamadis added that a question remained as to whether memorials should be created in Australia “to an individual who established and operated a one-party dictatorship from 1920 to his death in 1923 … and an individual responsible for the deaths of so many Christian – Hellene, Armenian and Assyrian – citizens of the Ottoman Empire and its successor, the Republic of Turkey.”The 3.8-metre sculpture Seeds Of Friendship is a Turkish Australian community project commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in 2015, and honours the close relationship between Australia and Turkey.Commissioned by the Turkish Sub-Branch of the Victorian RSL, the sculpture includes two hand-carved granite seed cones, a pine from Turkey and a casuarina from Australia, to represent the fallen, the seeds of friendship and the future.Trentham-based sculptor Matthew Harding – who was awarded $300,000 to create the sculpture – describes the monument as “a symbol of regeneration and vitality and of the living memory and embodiment of hope.”last_img read more

21
Sep
2019

What do you plan to do for the return of the Parthenon

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Western Australia One Nation party senator Peter Georgiou addressed an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison calling for an action plan for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.Mr Georgiou demanded the Prime Minister commit to contacting the British Government if he is reelected to ensure the return is made possible.His letter states that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten had committed to his support for the return of the marbles at the recent Lonsdale Street Greek Festival. He said that “if Labor is elected, they will be contacting the British Government in their first week asking them to return the Parthenon Marbles back to Greece.”These words, according to Mr Georgiou, had resonated with the Greek community of Australia. The PM was urged to act now and “act strongly and decisively”.“This is why I write to you now. Don’t let Labor take the moral high ground on this issue,” he added, saying that it would be noted in the Greek community, a community, which has felt neglected by the previous Liberal leaders who had forgotten their promises.READ MORE: Parthenon Marbles were looted, say experts“In my state of Western Australia this was reflected in the seat of Cowan where the vocal Greek-Australian community did not feel represented by the then sitting member, Luke Simpkins and as a result turned out in large numbers to vote him out,” he said.“Should you return to WA I would be happy to introduce you to a number of people who would like to share their passion regarding this issue with you,” Mr Georgiou concluded.last_img read more

20
Sep
2019

Face ID or Touch ID on Future iPhones and Apple Watches Why

first_img I’ve made a lot of jokes about Apple’s recent Face ID feature for newer, too big iPhones. I’ve talked about how I don’t want the camera to steal my face to make animated animal emojis or whatever. And I’m not the biggest fan of Touch ID, the feature it replaced, either. My fingerprints don’t need to exist as digital data, even if Apple promises that data never leaves the phone.But all kidding aside, your phone needs security. There’s just too much vital information you’re expected to keep on the device at any given moment. And biometric authentication like scanning your fingerprints or face is far more secure than just relying on memorizing a password. Until now, iPhone users have had to pick one option or another, Face ID or Touch ID. But a recently discovered patent on Patently Apple suggests that eventually may longer be the case.Basically, the patent describes a single iPhone capable of both Face ID facial scanning and Touch ID fingerprint scanning. Face ID, as the stronger option, is offered first. But Touch ID is available as well if that doesn’t work. Of course, you can also still enter a passcode, and presumably users would be able to set their own preferences for security priority. You might even be able to just use your Apple Watch, as this patent also describes leveraging Apple’s wearable for facial recognition somehow.What also stands out is the illustration for the hypothetical iPhone itself. Naturally it has the TrueDepth camera needed for Face ID. But it also has the physical home button that has enabled Touch ID in the past, the same physical home button Apple ditched with the iPhone X line. However, even those who think this patent will bear out feel Apple would rather bake Touch ID under the screen’s expansive surface than add another hideous button to the phone.For more on Apple check out how dangerously bendable the new iPad Pro is and see how many of 2018’s most popular apps and games you recognize. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week Stay on targetlast_img read more

16
Sep
2019

Chow Tai Fooks Henry Cheng steps down from SJM Holdings board

first_imgHenry Cheng, the Chairman of Hong Kong jewelry giant Chow Tai Fook, has stepped down from the board of Macau casino concessionaire SJM Holdings.Dr Cheng, who still holds a 9.606% stake in SJM’s parent company Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau, S.A (STDM) purchased by his father in the 1980s at the request of Dr Stanley Ho, is one of two departures from the SJM board alongside David Lan Hong Tsung. Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Pansy Ho becomes first Macau casino boss to speak out for Hong Kong government on protests Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September RelatedPosts Load More However, he will retain some interest in SJM matters with his place as a non-executive director taken by Patrick Tsang On Yip – the CEO of Chow Tai Fook who also happens to be married to Dr Cheng’s niece Selena Sun.Tsang was previously appointed as a supervisory committee member of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. – SJM’s casino operating entity – in March and is the Cheng family’s appointed representative on the STDM board.While Dr Cheng is stepping back from his personal role at SJM, he has been actively ramping up Chow Tai Fook’s gaming interests in recent years.Chow Tai Fook is part of a three-way partnership in Vietnam IR Hoiana, due to open in late 2019, alongside Suncity Group and VinaCapital; owns and operates the US$3.5 billion Baha Mar casino resort in the Caribbean; and holds a 4.99% stake in Australia’s Star Entertainment Group.It also operates a luxury hotel brand, Rosewood Hotels, under its New World Hospitality portfolio including a hotel located at Baha Mar and another to be launched at Hoiana.Along with Tsang, SJM revealed on Tuesday that Marina Wong – currently a director of Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited, Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited, Kerry Properties Limited and Kerry Logistics Network Limited – would join the board as an independent non-executive director.last_img read more

05
Sep
2019

New York FedFX swaps with foreign central banks total 95 million in

first_imgThe Federal Reserve provided $95 million of liquidity to foreign central banks in the latest week via its swap lines for foreign central banks, the New York Fed said on Thursday.The European Central Bank swapped $85 million with a term of 7 days and a rate of 0.88 percent.The Bank of Japan swapped $10 million with a term of 7 days and a rate of 0.88 percent.The Federal Reserve has established swap arrangements with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Swiss National Bank, and the Bank of Japan in an effort to respond to the reemergence of strains in short-term funding markets in Europe.last_img read more

01
Sep
2019

Man Shot by Guard in Lobby of Local Washington Fox Station

first_imgBy The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A security guard shot a man at Washington’s local Fox station Monday after he kicked through a pair of locked doors and tried to enter the lobby, police said.Commander Melvin Gresham of the Metropolitan Police Department told reporters that the man was apparently unarmed and was in stable condition at an area hospital.Police respond after a man was shot by a security guard while trying to break into the lobby of a building housing the offices of WTTG-TV, the local Fox broadcast affiliate in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)The incident just after 3 p.m. in Washington’s Friendship Heights neighborhood put the Fox 5 news crew in the unusual position of covering their own shooting incident live from a building on security lockdown.The channel broadcast security camera footage showing a man in a red, hooded sweatshirt kicking through the plastic or Plexiglas doors. It also showed footage of the still-conscious man being loaded into an ambulance. The channel reported that the 38-year-old man was shot in the “upper chest” by a security guard.The building in question contains several different offices, but the lobby the man entered is only for the Fox station.last_img read more

27
Aug
2019

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first_img Feature | Mobile C-Arms | July 01, 2019 | By Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. Mobile C-arm Technology Helps Build Efficiency A mobile C-arm is a medical imaging read more Confirma Inc., developer of CADstream, a CAD for MRI operating system, and partner for MRI program development, is dedicated to helping the radiology community deliver premier MRI services and meet the growing demand for studies. CADstream is proven CAD for MRI, improving quality, standardization and efficiency of study analysis, reporting and interventional planning. Confirma said that its participation at RSNA 2008 will emphasize its dedication to comprehensive CME-accredited MRI and CAD education and training, with a variety of hands-on workshops in HOW 5 (Hall A, South Building). Confirma will also debut a new educational program, Expert Interpretations: Radiologist Sessions, which provides peer-to-peer interaction with an expert in MRI who will interpret the attendees’ breast or prostate MRI case and share the benefits of CAD. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Feature | Mobile C-Arms | April 18, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis Mobile C-Arms Mature But Improving The market for mobile C-arm techn… read more News | Mobile C-Arms | October 26, 2017 Ziehm Vision FD Earns Best New Product of the Year at Stevie Awards October 26, 2017 — Ziehm Vision FD has been recognized with the Silver Stevie Award as “Best new product of the year” read more News | Mobile C-Arms | November 02, 2017 Ziehm Imaging Named Mobile Interventional X-ray Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan November 2, 2017 — Based on its recent analysis of the mobile interventional X-ray solutions market, Frost & Sull read more News | Procedure Navigation Systems | November 20, 2018 Stryker’s Advanced Guidance Technologies Partners With Synaptive Medical and Ziehm Imaging Stryker’s Advanced Guidance Technologies business (formerly known as Stryker’s Navigation business) has entered into… read more GE’s OEC Elite CFD Image courtesy of GE Healthcare Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | November 06, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of Cios Spin Mobile 3D C-Arm Siemens Healthineers announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Cios Spin, a new mobile C-… read more Technology | Angiography | February 06, 2019 Canon Medical Debuts Alphenix 4-D CT at RSNA 2018 Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. recently introduced a new angiography configuration featuring its Alphenix Sky + C-arm… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | October 07, 2008 CADstream to Prove Its Commitment to CAD for MRI Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more last_img read more

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first_img 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 Related Content News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more November 20, 2012 — RamSoft Inc. has partnered with M*Modal to offer embedded speech technology as an additional means of improving workflow for radiologists.Speech Understanding by M*Modal is seamlessly integrated with RamSoft’s PowerServer radiology information systems (RIS)/ picture archive and communication systems (PACS), PACS and Tele Plus systems. It works with RamSoft’s embedded reporting tools such as structured reports based on RSNA guidelines as well as custom templates created by the end user. Speech Understanding by M*Modal is a cloud- based solution designed for any size radiology group and will be available on a subscription basis from RamSoft. As a cloud-based solution, management and synchronization of user and group profiles are handled automatically while the speech recognition “learns” and adapts based on user behavior/action to further improve recognition and understanding of clinical speech and language.According to Vijay Ramanathan, president and CEO of RamSoft, the software developers at both RamSoft and M*Modal have done a phenomenal job to ensure customers can use speech recognition in a totally seamless manner. “The result of this partnership is the very highest productivity for radiologists,” says Ramanathan.“Our highest priority is providing our customers and partners with the best speech technology and user experience in the industry,” states M*Modal President Michael Finke. “By embedding M*Modal’s Speech Understanding technology with RamSoft’s health information technology (IT) solutions, radiologists will experience unparalleled efficiencies in both workflow and reporting.”PowerServer RIS/PACS, PACS, and Tele Plus are fully customizable, 100 percent Web-based image management solutions running on a single-database platform. They support all modalities and provide the stability, performance and security healthcare facilities require. The powerful workflow engine automates every aspect of the production environment thereby freeing up radiology professionals to focus on providing better, faster patient care. The optional ONC-ATCB Certified Complete EHR is designed exclusively for PowerServer RIS/PACS and Tele Plus to capture the necessary data to attest to Meaningful Use and qualify for grant monies.RamSoft will be demonstrating PowerServer with M*Modal Speech Understanding at RSNA 2012; Booth # 600 in the Lakeside Center, Hall D – Nov. 25 to 30.For more information: www.ramsoft.com, mmodal.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | March 02, 2015 First Patient Treatment Completed with CyberKnife M6 System and InCise Multileaf Collimator Treatment time for patient with brain tumor reduced from one hour to 22 minutes News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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.  News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more 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 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more March 2, 2015 — Accuray Inc. announced that the first patient treatment has been completed using the CyberKnife M6 System with the InCise Multileaf Collimator (MLC). The treatment was administered as a multidisciplinary effort between Steven Burton, M.D., from the Department of Radiation Oncology, and Johnathan Engh, M.D., from the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPMC was one of the InCise MLC evaluation sites working in collaboration with Accuray.”We have successfully treated the first patient using the CyberKnife M6 System with the InCise MLC. The patient, diagnosed with a brain meningioma, was a typical candidate for highly-focused treatment that can be delivered by the CyberKnife,” said Dwight E. Heron, M.D., FACRO, FACR, director of radiation services. “With the addition of the MLC, we were able to achieve equivalent precision in tumor targeting and sparing of healthy tissue, but it took us less than half the time – just under 22 minutes – to complete a traditional one-hour treatment. The treatment time includes continuous imaging throughout the procedure to ensure accurate dose delivery and the actual time spent delivering the radiation. This real-world case is consistent with our InCise MLC technical evaluation experience and exceeded our expectations in its efficiency.”  The M6 Series delivers radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy, enabling precise, high-quality dose distributions to the patient with extreme accuracy over a minimum number of treatments, reducing side effects and preserving patients’ quality of life. The system is able to adjust and automatically stay on target in real-time, accounting for patient and tumor motion.For more information: www.accuray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Contentlast_img read more

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President rejects bill giving vote to those not on electoral roll updated

first_imgThe president has sent a bill passed earlier this month that allows anyone with a Republic identity card living on the island to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections without having to register on the electoral roll back to parliament.In his accompanying letter, President Nicos Anastasiades said the change would cause many practical problems because of the disorder in the civil registry that could not be overcome by May 23, plus it would cost the state over €200,000 to implement.According to the constitution, parliament cannot pass any bill that increases the state budget.If the bill were to be implemented, the president said, it would mean the automatic addition of some 102,000 people born between 1911 and 2001, or between 18 and 108-years-old.Included in the figure were 17,000 Turkish Cypriots.Around 11,500 do not have their parish of address registered and it would be difficult to assign them to polling stations. It was also unknown whether the addresses of the remaining 90,500 were correct, the letter said. In addition, to serve the new voters, the government would need to set up another 100 polling stations.The president also argued that the whereabouts of 17,000 Turkish Cypriots could not be confirmed beyond assuming that most were either living in the north or abroad, or have died.About 40 per cent of the total belong to the 18-30 age group, with 10 per cent of those being people who do not register to vote. Around 17 per cent are Turkish Cypriots with addresses in the Republic and the rest were people apparently living overseas who got an ID by giving the address of a local relative or who have since died but their death hasn’t been registered.“Taking into consideration the tight timeframe until April 2, 2019, when the electoral roll will close, the interior ministry and the election service have strong reservations about the automatic registration of such a large number of voters of whom, it is certain, a substantial part is not alive,” the president wrote.“This fact creates serious practical problems.”The president said automatic registration could start before a later election, after the interior ministry made all necessary arrangements to register people who have turned 18, having their correct address at its disposal.“The address affects the number of MPs by electoral district or councilors by municipality or community. It is believed that it can be done at a later election since time will be given to interior ministry services to carry out all necessary actions towards this.”Head of the election service Demetris Demetriou said that an automatic inclusion in the electoral roll would be impossible for the upcoming European elections since the time left until May is too little.“We will be waiting to see what will finally happen with the legislation the Parliament has initiated and its referral. From then onward, the process of registering new voters in the electoral roll and submitting statements for voting in polls abroad continues,” Demetriou said, adding that both processes have had limited results so far.New voters are slightly above 1,000, while 200 voters have declared that they wish to vote in the elections abroad.The interior ministry has budgeted €3.5 million to cover the cost of the upcoming European elections of May 26.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more