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Bharat: Salman Khan starts second schedule in ‘lovely’ Malta

first_imgAfter wrapping up the first schedule of Bharat in Mumbai, Salman Khan has headed to Malta for round two.The actor shared a picture of himself on his Instagram account. He praised the location in Europe and called it a “lovely country.”He captioned the photo, “Starting the shooting schedule of #Bharat in Malta, lovely country.”The film is Salman’s third collaboration with Ali Abbas Zafar after Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, both of which were raging successes at the box office.After Priyanka Chopra walked out of Bharat, Katrina Kaif was roped in to play the female lead. Bharat also stars Tabu and Disha Patani.Zafar had earlier said that Salman would be sporting five looks in the film. In fact, even his young Maine Pyar Kiya look will be recreated.”Salman sports four-five looks in the film through 60 years, and one crucial part will focus on his late 20s, in which the 52-year-old actor will look leaner and much younger,” a source had told a daily.In Bharat, Salman will take on a different role, compared to the action-masala he usually does. “It is important to show Salman in a different light as Indian cinema is changing and leaving a mark with every film is important,” Zafar had said in a statement.Bharat is a remake of the South Korean film, Ode To My Father. It will be filmed in Abu Dhabi, Spain, Punjab, Mumbai and Delhi. Several landmark events in India’s history will be revisited in the film, which spans six decades. The Partition also features in the film.advertisementALSO SEE: Salman Khan to recreate his Maine Pyar Kiya look in BharatALSO WATCH| Salman Khan: Warmongers should be given guns and made to fightlast_img read more

a day agoMan Utd defender Maguire: I’m here to stay

first_imgMan Utd defender Maguire: I’m here to stayby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Maguire insists he has settled at Manchester United.The England international arrived from Leicester City in the summer for a world-record fee.”I’m enjoying being part of such a big club,” he said. “I’m going to be part of this club for the future – I signed a long-term contract here, so I knew I was coming in straight away and aiming to bridge the gap to the top two [in the Premier League]. “I’m looking forward to progressing in the future and I want to be part of that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Indian Wells: Federer sets up semi-final vs Nadal after easy win over Hubert Hurkacz

first_img Reuters Indian WellsMarch 16, 2019UPDATED: March 16, 2019 08:36 IST This was the first career meeting between Federer and Hurkacz (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFederer broke Pole Hubert Hurkacz once in each set for a 6-4 6-4 winNadal overcame Russian Karen Khachanov 7-6(2) 7-6(2)Nadal leads Federer 23-15 on a head-to-head basis but the Swiss has won the last five encountersOne of the great sporting rivalries will be renewed at Indian Wells on Saturday when Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal clash in a semi-final at the BNP Paribas Open, providing the Spaniard’s troublesome right knee does not keep him off court.The multiple Grand Slam champions both won their quarter-finals on Friday, although Nadal in particular had to work hard to overcome Russian Karen Khachanov 7-6(2) 7-6(2) in a match during which he required treatment on the knee.”I am used to playing with some issues, so I just tried to be focussed. It’s one of these victories today I’m really proud of,” Nadal told reporters, declining to absolutely guarantee that he would be okay to play on Saturday.”Nobody can guarantee anything about what can happen the next day, but of course my goal is to be ready for tomorrow.”Federer, meanwhile, broke Pole Hubert Hurkacz once in each set for a 6-4 6-4 win in the first career meeting between the pair and was perhaps more bothered by his early start.”It’s a bit different,” the Swiss told reporters. “They warned me they were going to put me on at 11.00 (a.m.). What can I say? You have no choice.”I’m very excited to be in the semis here, not that I didn’t expect it. I’m holding serve comfortably, in a good place mentally when I go into my service games.”Hurkacz had two break points but could seize neither.”Roger was playing great in the crucial moments,” he said. “I had some small chances in the second set.advertisement”He’s changing directions all the time (with his serve) so it’s really hard to read it.”With Hurkacz dispatched, Federer turned his thoughts to what would be his 39th career encounter with Nadal.The Spaniard leads 23-15 on a head-to-head basis but the Swiss has won the last five encounters.They have not met since Shanghai in 2017, the same year that Federer beat Nadal 6-2 6-3 in the fourth round on his way to his fifth title at Indian Wells.Federer, 37, warned fans not to read too much into his winning streak against 32-year-old Nadal.”I lot has happened in the past 18 months,” he said. “You can’t just copy and paste and play exactly the same thing again.”It’s been quite a journey with Rafa side by side.”Nadal spoke glowingly of how much the rivalry meant.”It’s beautiful to have the chance to keep competing at the highest level in advanced rounds, in the most important event at that late (in) our careers,” he said.”That’s something really special and (I’m) just happy to be part of it.”Saturday’s other semi-final will match Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem against Canadian 13th seed Milos Raonic.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Roger Federer vs Rafael NadalFollow Indian WellsFollow ATP 1000Follow Indian Wells Masters Next Indian Wells: Federer sets up semi-final vs Nadal after easy win over Hubert HurkaczRoger Federer broke Pole Hubert Hurkacz once in each set for a 6-4 6-4 win while Rafael Nadal had to work hard to overcome Russian Karen Khachanov 7-6(2) 7-6(2).advertisementlast_img read more

Increased Marketing of PATH to Reach Most Vulnerable

first_imgThe Ministry of Labour and Social Security is strengthening its marketing campaign for the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), to ensure that the country’s most vulnerable are informed of the initiative and can benefit from it.This was disclosed by Director of Social Security in the Ministry, Denzil Thorpe, during an editor’s forum on the PATH initiative at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, yesterday (June 14).The forum focused on the Beneficiary Identification Systems (BIS) and Findings of the 2012 Targeting Assessment of the PATH, which was undertaken by Consultant, Professor Godfrey Gibbison.“As far as the social marketing of PATH is concerned, that is very active and very vibrant. There are several campaigns that we have had…but we go into the schools and into the communities.  We go everywhere that we can and target people at every level to give them information about the programme,” he said.He noted that the Ministry also utilises all forms of media “to get the message out” to prospective beneficiaries. These include electronic, print and radio.Mr. Thorpe said based on the findings, some 81.4 per cent of those who need assistance are receiving it; and the Ministry will be intensifying its efforts to capture the additional percentage.“Now we are able to identify that there are some persons out there that we need to reach, what we now have to do is look at the message that we are using to get them. We have identified that there are persons who still have not gotten the message so we need to find other ways to get to them,” he said.Mr. Thorpe noted that while the house-to-house assessment is a “difficult” task, the Ministry may have to revisit this strategy to ensure that those in need receive assistance.He added that the Ministry will also be collaborating with other Government agencies in its effort to reach its intended target.PATH is aimed at delivering benefits by way of cash grants to the poorest and most vulnerable persons in the society. More than 390,000 persons in over 130,000 Jamaican families are now registered under the programme, which has significantly improved the quality of life for its clients. It is rated by the World Bank as one of the best social assistance programmes.Children on PATH are among the top achievers in the Grade Six Achievement Test and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.CONTACT: CHRIS PATTERSONlast_img read more

Top GSAT Students Awarded Petrojam Scholarships

first_imgStory Highlights Two students of the Greenwich All-Age School in Kingston, Romario Rowe and Chanel McGregor, who performed outstandingly in this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), have been awarded five-year scholarships valued $300,000 each towards their secondary education by state oil refinery, Petrojam Limited.Both youngsters, whose results topped their school’s list of GSAT candidates, will each receive $60,000 per year to cover tuition, books, and other associated expenses. In addition to the scholarships, Romario also received special awards for being adjudged the Most Outstanding, and Most Disciplined Student, while Chanel was deemed the Most Congenial Student, during the 2012/13 academic year.Other awards were also presented to youngsters at the institution for the period. These included: Most Improved Male Student, Richard Heslop; Most Improved Female Student, Carlene Dixon; Best Attendance, David Johnson; Outstanding Achiever, Nicola Nelson; and Top Mathematics Student, Sashell Clarke.The students were presented with their awards during a special luncheon hosted by Petrojam at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on Friday, August 9.Romario, who will be attending Kingston College come the start of the 2013/14 academic in September, told JIS News that he is “very happy” to be recognised for his hard work. The twelve-year-old student said he is especially grateful to his parents and teachers for their help and support in guiding his academic development over the years.Chanel, who will attend Ardenne High School, said she too is very grateful for the scholarship, and pleased that her hard work has paid off.Both scholars will each be assigned a mentor from the staff of Petrojam, who will assist in providing them with guidance for scholarships’ duration. This, in keeping with the provisions of the entity’s scholarship awards programme.Guest speaker, Education Officer, Special Education Unit, Ministry of Education, Dr. Hixwell Douglas, congratulated the awardees, noting that their hard work has yielded rich dividends.He encouraged the students to stay motivated, particularly when they experience the inevitable challenges associated with secondary education.“(You) are going to face challenges; (you) are going to meet difficult times. But (you) must not allow people to talk (you) out of (your) dreams. (You) must not allow the negative vibrations of things happening around you to rob you of the opportunity to grow and to learn,” he stated.Dr. Douglas also urged other corporate entities to follow Petrojam’s example by offering scholarships and other forms of financial assistance to students in need of such interventions.“The Ministry is encouraging partnerships of every sort so that, together, we can work to improve the educational product. In doing so, we will ensure that Jamaica will get to a stage where we will all be proud of our children, as they perform with excellence and make our country proud,” he remarked.Greenwich All-Age School’s Principal, Bryan Guscott, expressed gratitude to Petrojam for their continued support, noting that the organisation’s assistance over the years has done much to positively influence the students’ lives.He also congratulated the students on their excellent performances, and reminded them that they are just beginning their academic journey.“I want you to treat this as your heat. You have gone through one round; you are now at the quarterfinal. So in another five years from now you will be doing another round of exams, as you sit your CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate),” Mr. Guscott stated, while encouraging them to stay focused and work hard.Petrojam’s Managing Director, Winston Watson, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to the development of the Greenwich Farm, where the school is located.“It is said that education is the best long-term solution to poverty in the developing world, and at Petrojam, we hold this to be a true factor. We believe that it is only through the empowerment of the nation’s youth that we will be able to solve some of the societal problems that we face,” he stated.Since 2006, Petrojam has been recognising the academic achievements of Greenwich All-Age School’s top GSAT students, through scholarships awarded to the top male and female performers.This endeavour forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme aimed at increasing opportunities for educational advancement among persons in the Greenwich farm community, which is adjacent to Petrojam. Both youngsters will each receive $60,000 per year Both scholars will each be assigned a mentor from the staff of Petrojam Two students of the Greenwich All-Age School in Kingston performed outstandingly in this year’s GSATlast_img read more

Road Crews Working Hard to Repair Damage From Heavy Rains

first_imgCrews are working steadily in several counties across the province to repair road damage caused by rains over the weekend. “Our crews have been on the job since Monday and already completed many repairs around the province,” Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, said today, Sept. 2. “We asked that drivers take extra care in areas affected by washouts while we work to finish the repairs.” Storm damage was widespread, primarily in the areas of Spry Bay, Chezzetcook, Middle Musquodoboit and the counties of Pictou and Inverness. Culvert and shoulder washouts, driveway, road and shoulder erosion, and bridge damage are among the areas affected. Department crews continue to assess the damage, with the cost likely to exceed $1 million.last_img read more

Paying Tribute on the 75th Anniversary of DDay

first_imgThe following is a statement by Premier Stephen McNeil. Today, June 6, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, a pivotal event during the Second World War that ultimately led to the liberation of Europe. Nova Scotian soldiers, including the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, were among more than 14,000 Canadians in the D-Day invasion on Juno Beach in 1944. They joined allies from the United States and United Kingdom as part of the largest seaborne invasion in history. The rights and freedoms we enjoy today are the direct result of the courage our military personnel have shown in service to our country, and their bravery was paramount on that fateful day 75 years ago. Nova Scotians, and Canadians, are rightfully proud of the role our soldiers played in Normandy. We will never forget their service and sacrifice. As Premier and Minister Responsible for Military Relations, I want to thank our veterans and those who were lost in combat for their sacrifice for our province and our country. The military has been – and continues to be – a vital part of our province. We pay tribute to our veterans and the many dedicated men and women who continue to serve our country. Today, I encourage all Nova Scotians to pause and take time to honour and thank our veterans and our allies, for sacrificing so much to secure peace and freedom for us all. -30-last_img read more

UN Police chief in Sudan says Darfur offers both challenges and experience

14 September 2007The challenges faced by peacekeepers in the upcoming joint United Nations-African Union mission to Darfur cannot be underestimated but the opportunity for police officers to gain invaluable mission experience in what will be the largest UN Police contingent ever are also clear, the UN’s top police officer in Sudan has said, as he urged Member States to provide experienced personnel for the operation. “There are two advantages of getting experienced international police officers for this mission. First of all, it’s an advantage for achieving the mandate and so it’s good for the people of Darfur who certainly deserve to have peace,” UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) Police Commissioner Kai Vittrup told the UN News Service. The Darfur mission will involve the largest UN Police contingent ever with over 6,400 officers. “Second, it’s good for officers to be involved in the biggest UN Police mission. They will gain experience and develop capacity in dealing with implementing a very difficult operation. This will benefit the officers when they return to their national forces because they’ll have experiences that no-one else will get or will take years to get.” “They’ll have the experience of working together with police officers from all over the world, they’ll develop good relations, good co-operation with other cultures and they’ll have a broader view of national diversity when they return home after one or two years,” added the experienced Danish officer who is involved in preparing for the UN’s heavy support package to Darfur. The lack of infrastructure in the western region is just one challenge to overcome, noted Mr. Vittrup, while also highlighting the need for all officers on the mission to be culturally sensitive and in particular to work with the local communities and get their involvement in solving problems. “We have to remember that we are guests invited by the government of Sudan and as guests we have to set a good example. Another thing is that wearing the blue beret means you are representing the UN and if you fail in your behaviour and fail in what you’re doing, the UN will be blamed.” Despite the myriad difficulties however, the key message for Member States’ police officers who take part in the hybrid African Union-UN peacekeeping force in Darfur (to be known as UNAMID) is to remember why they are there in the first place, says Mr. Vittrup. “We are going there to support in the final peace agreement, the political side of course will have to solve the problem. Going there I consider a calculated risk which I would have to take and that’s it, because even in my country working as a police officer it’s a calculated risk too.” “From the highest ranking officers to the lowest, when they return to their homes, they’ll be very proud of what they have done in Darfur. They’ll have been there in the service of peace and they’ll have made a difference for the people and for the benefit of Sudan, I think that’s very, very important and something to be proud of.” read more

Air Canada to fire two baggage handlers caught tossing luggage on video

TORONTO — Air Canada said Monday two baggage handlers appearing in a video that shows luggage being dropped from roughly six metres have been suspended and will lose their jobs.Spokeswoman Angela Mah told the Financial Post the employees involved “have been suspended and advised that their employment will be terminated pending the outcome of our investigation.”The airline has apologized for what it calls the “totally unacceptable mishandling of our passengers’ baggage captured on video.”The video, taken by a passenger on board a plane, shows baggage being dropped from a boarding gate to a luggage bin on the ground.The video posted April 18 on YouTube is titled “How Air Canada Handles Your Baggage,” and has stirred backlash against the company.The video has stirred up a wide range of comments both on YouTube and Twitter, with some people lambasting Air Canada and saying they won’t fly on the airline again.“And people wonder why no one likes Air Canada,” one remarked on the video-sharing site.“#AirCanada – Where we see your luggage take flight,” said a Twitter user.“So this is why my shampoo always ends up all over my clothing,” tweeted another.Others have come to the airline’s defence, saying it shouldn’t be judged by the actions of one or two employees, a point echoed by Mah: “The actions of these individuals are not representative of the vast majority of our employees who work hard every day to take care of our customers.” read more

Norfolk mayor posts apology

Norfolk Mayor Kristal Chopp has posted a written apology on her Facebook page in response to a recommendation from Norfolk’s integrity commissioner and county council.“This is an open letter to each and every dedicated member of Norfolk County staff who shows unwavering support for our beautiful county and wants to support this Council’s new agenda,” she wrote.“If my actions, of ripping a piece of paper, ever made you feel like you weren’t a part of the biggest, most important, movement in the history of Norfolk County, please accept my deepest and sincerest apologies. You are critical in the work that is being done and vital to our success.”Chopp’s posting, which also touches on her platform for financial stability and change for the county, came just minutes before the May 31 deadline set by council to issue an apology.Earlier this year, Chopp expressed dissatisfaction with a report from the Norfolk planning department on the issue of backyard chickens in urban areas of the county.As the mayor critiqued a report by principal planner Mat Vaughan she tore a copy of it in half at the council table in front of Vaughan, members of council, members of the public in the gallery, and in front of cameras live-streaming the meeting over the internet and cable TV.Norfolk’s integrity commissioner John Mascarin received two complaints about Chopp’s actions as potential violations of council’s code of conduct and memorandums governing council-staff relations.In his report to council May 7, Mascarin sided with the complainants. He recommended Chopp apologize and council agreed.Council’s resolution stated: “That council ask that the mayor recognize council’s displeasure with her actions Jan. 8, and further that council ask that the mayor offer a public apology no later than May 31.”On Facebook, Chopp states the post is evidence of her apology: “Yesterday, I received a two page letter from our integrity commissioner in Toronto asking for evidence of my apology or another ‘report’ to council would be forthcoming. This is my evidence. Our resources here in Norfolk County are scarce. Please, Mr. Mascarin, Norfolk County residents deserve my full attention back on job that I was elected to do.”It’s unknown at this point if the Facebook posting meets Mascarin’s request.Mascarin has said previously he does not comment to the media on active files. MAYOR KRISTAL CHOPP’S FACEBOOK POSTINGThis is an open letter to each and every dedicated member of Norfolk County staff who shows unwavering support for our beautiful county and wants to support this Council’s new agenda.If my actions, of ripping a piece of paper, ever made you feel like you weren’t a part of the biggest, most important, movement in the history of Norfolk County, please accept my deepest and sincerest apologies. You are critical in the work that is being done and vital to our success.I ran on a platform of bringing financial stability and a change in culture to our great county and I stand by this. In the future, I will endeavor to ensure that proper decorum is observed, but as with my apology, I will continue to expect that any and all directions that are within the legal bounds of Council are followed to a tee.Today, a media release that was prepared by our CAO, Director of Communications and myself was made public explaining the imperativeness for a moratorium on development in Port Dover. Drastic times call for drastic measures and this is absolutely no exception. Our water issue in Port Dover has been building in magnitude for years now and this Council needs to make the tough decisions that should have been made long ago.Yesterday, I received a two page letter from our integrity commissioner in Toronto asking for evidence of my apology or another ‘report’ to council would be forthcoming. This is my evidence. Our resources here in Norfolk County are scarce. Please, Mr. Mascarin, Norfolk County residents deserve my full attention back on job that I was elected to do.Sincerely,Mayor Chopp read more

The Pitchers With The Best New Stuff This Season

Montgomery again! He shows up twice on my lists: No. 1 under MLB’s most-improved four-seamers and also among its most-improved curveballs. As was the case with his fastball, Montgomery managed to pick up more than 3 mph on his curve, to go with almost 700 extra rpm; it now breaks just over 50 percent more than it did last season. Those two drastically improved pitches go a long way toward explaining how Montgomery’s ERA has dropped to half of what it was during his lackluster 2015 season.We tend to frame velocity changes in terms of a pitcher’s fastball, but a slower curveball can cause problems, too. The Kansas City Royals’ Yordano Ventura has maintained his four-seam heat just fine, but he’s lost about 2 mph of velocity (plus some spin) on his curveball. All else being equal, slower pitches — of all types — are less effective because they give the batter more time to react and decide whether to swing. Perhaps for that reason, Ventura’s curve has gone from his best pitch to a far more mediocre offering, just as his ERA and fielding independent pitching have ballooned.Change-ups PITCHERCHANGE/100 5Randall Delgado-0.445John Lamb+0.31 3Mike Montgomery-0.543Jordan Lyles+0.34 8Vance Worley-0.108R.A. Dickey+0.09 10Trevor May-0.2910Hector Neris+0.22 3David Phelps-0.363CC Sabathia+0.41 7Hector Santiago-0.277Chris Sale+0.34 Every major league pitcher’s career is built from the raw materials of his pitch repertoire. Whether fastball, cutter or curve, all of a hurler’s offerings have to work together to help him confuse hitters and evade bats. And with a couple of months of 2016 PITCHf/x data in the books, I wanted to find out which players’ individual pitches have improved the most relative to last year.First, I had to quantify “improvement.”1I used PitchInfo data for all the analysis in this piece, since it corrects for park effects and improves on MLB Advanced Media’s raw pitch classifications. For each pitch type I looked at — four-seam fastball, slider, curve and change-up — I built a model to predict how much the pitch’s run value depended on its velocity versus spin rate.2Specifically, I used a mixed model that factored out the effects of the batter, pitcher, catcher and count in order to home in on the value of velocity and break for each pitch type. Then I looked at all the pitchers who had thrown more than 500 pitches each in both 2015 and 2016 and calculated the change in value for each pitch type in a pitcher’s arsenal, based on how its velocity and spin changed.Most pitches stayed close to their 2015 predecessors. For instance, the correlation between 2015 and 2016 for velocity on four-seam fastballs was 0.9, and the average velocity changed by only three-quarters of a mph, so it’s rare for a pitcher to completely reinvent a pitch from year to year. But whether because of injury or even a new grip, some individual pitches did change substantially. Here are the biggest year-over-year improvements — and declines — for each pitch in 2016, starting with fastballs:Fastballs 6Jesse Hahn-0.306Dallas Keuchel+0.36 Negative run values are better — the pitcher is allowing fewer runs.Source: Pitchinfo LARGEST IMPROVEMENTSLARGEST DECLINES Negative run values are better — the pitcher is allowing fewer runs.Source: Pitchinfo 5Dillon Gee-0.355Carlos Torres+0.34 LARGEST IMPROVEMENTSLARGEST DECLINES Biggest changes in four-seam fastballs from 2015 to 2016, by change in runs per 100 pitches 2Mike Wright-0.542Madison Bumgarner+0.36 Change-ups are generally deployed less frequently than the other pitch types I’ve mentioned, but they can be particularly potent weapons against opposite-handed batters. One pitcher who seems to have discovered this is lefty Padres starter Christian Friedrich, who has traditionally struggled to retire righties. With more reliance on a newfound change-up that spins nearly twice as much as last year’s version, Friedrich has managed to lower his weighted on-base average allowed to right-handers from .409 to .274, and his overall results have improved as well (2.12 ERA, 3.36 FIP).But then there’s Kendall Graveman, who shows up on three of the lists: He has the most-improved slider, fourth-most-improved fastball and the ninth-most-improved change-up. In theory, Graveman should be using his array of better pitches to overwhelm hitters; instead, he’s sporting a poor 5.28 ERA, an even worse 5.29 FIP and a depressingly sub-replacement-level WAR. When pitchers modify their repertoires, they tend to trade speed for spin, or vice versa. But in his transition from starter to bullpen ace, Seattle Mariners thrower Mike Montgomery has managed to add both speed and spin to his four-seam fastball this year, rapidly making it one of the most fearsome offerings in MLB. Montgomery’s heater now averages 95 mph, up from 91.3 mph last year, and it spins more than 150 revolutions per minute faster, giving it more “rise” than most fastballs.Montgomery’s trip to the bullpen at age 26 revitalized his fastball, but that makes him an exception: Most pitchers see their stuff decline from year to year. Specifically, pitchers tend to surrender velocity as they age, forcing them to become craftier — or lose their jobs. Take Dallas Keuchel, last year’s American League Cy Young winner, as an example of a pitcher with a deteriorating fastball: He’s lost almost 2 mph off his four-seamer since 2015, along with 290 rpm of rotation. PITCHERCHANGE/100 Biggest changes in change-ups from 2015 to 2016, by change in runs per 100 pitches 3Colin Rea-0.193Kevin Gausman+0.13 PITCHERCHANGE/100 PITCHERCHANGE/100 4Noah Syndergaard-0.374Alexi Ogando+0.40 1Jesse Hahn-0.551Jaime Garcia+0.53 6Nathan Eovaldi-0.346Brandon Maurer+0.34 PITCHERCHANGE/100 2Vance Worley-0.532Brett Oberholtzer+0.57 9Wily Peralta-0.329Chris Hatcher+0.23 4Kendall Graveman-0.314David Price+0.41 9Doug Fister-0.239John Lamb+0.29 Negative run values are better — the pitcher is allowing fewer runs.Source: Pitchinfo 6Mike Montgomery-0.126Adam Conley+0.10 1Kendall Graveman-0.541Aaron Sanchez+0.81 5Archie Bradley-0.175Derek Holland+0.12 Negative run values are better — the pitcher is allowing fewer runs.Source: Pitchinfo PITCHERCHANGE/100 3Robbie Ray-0.383Anibal Sanchez+0.41 9Martin Perez-0.319Johnny Cueto+0.26 8Martin Perez-0.268Jacob deGrom+0.29 LARGEST IMPROVEMENTSLARGEST DECLINES Biggest changes in curveballs from 2015 to 2016, by change in runs per 100 pitches 6Taijuan Walker-0.356Mat Latos+0.29 LARGEST IMPROVEMENTSLARGEST DECLINES PITCHERCHANGE/100 2Cody Anderson-0.422Taylor Jungmann+0.41 10Andrew Cashner-0.3010David Price+0.25 10Jhoulys Chacin-0.2210Marcus Stroman+0.29 7Robbie Ray-0.347Yordano Ventura+0.26 9Kendall Graveman-0.099Madison Bumgarner+0.08 Keuchel’s ERA is up more than 3 runs this year, and although not all of that can be pinned on his sagging fastball,3A loss of 2 mph would lead us to predict that Keuchel would allow only about 0.6 more runs per nine innings, so some element of bad luck is also likely at play. it’s a concerning drop-off for a pitcher whose stuff wasn’t exactly overpowering in the first place.Sliders Biggest changes in sliders from 2015 to 2016, by change in runs per 100 pitches 8Carlos Villanueva-0.328Chad Bettis+0.26 1Christian Friedrich-0.221Justin Miller+0.19 2Alfredo Simon-0.212David Price+0.15 PITCHERCHANGE/100 4Mike Foltynewicz-0.174Colby Lewis+0.13 4Adam Morgan-0.504Jose Quintana+0.34 7Trevor Bauer-0.337Randall Delgado+0.31 7Cody Anderson-0.117John Lamb+0.10 10Scott Feldman-0.0810Shelby Miller+0.08 It doesn’t rank No. 1, but perhaps the most impressive of all slider improvements has come from the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, given the difficulty of tacking 3.5 mph on to what was already the ninth-hardest slider in the game. Although the man they call Thor has seen his slider slow a bit since his initial April outings — its average velocity has fallen from 93 mph heat to 91 mph — it’s still the fastest in baseball, and the increase has made it borderline unhittable. 5Danny Duffy-0.305John Danks+0.39 1Mike Montgomery-0.501Mike Leake+0.56 8Jose Alvarez-0.338Justin Verlander+0.26 Not bad for a pitch he threw only 2 percent of the time a year ago!Syndergaard gained all of that velocity at the cost of some spin on his slider, giving it slightly less horizontal movement.4Among sliders, the correlation between changes in velocity and spin rate was a statistically significant -0.34. Even more so than with the fastball, the trade-off between a slider’s speed and spin rate is a delicate balance that can make or break its effectiveness.Curveballs A former prospect, Graveman hasn’t converted his stuff into measurably good results, joining the long list of pitchers whose raw ability doesn’t translate into dominance on the mound.That’s why every hurler is more than just the sum of his pitches. Individual offerings play off each other in unexpected — and still inexplicable — ways. A pitcher’s stuff can be fantastic, but without command and control, the results will be poor. Factors such as deception and sequencing still resist most sabermetric analysis, and so a significant part of how pitching works remains unknown. In other words, we can measure what makes a pitch great, but it’s much more difficult to figure out what makes a pitcher excel. read more

Noonan denies ECB instruction to refuse information about IBRC

first_imgMICHAEL NOONAN has denied that the European Central Bank instructed the Department of Finance to block any public requests for information about the liquidation of the former Anglo Irish Bank.The finance minister said the ECB had not approached Ireland telling it to refuse any Freedom of Information requests about the winding-up of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.Nor, he said, had Ireland contacted the ECB to ask about its stance – though the ECB had informed Dublin that it would refuse any requests it received for information about the liquidation.“The ECB has not and would not seek to influence the proper operation of national legislation,” the minister insisted.The statement comes after the Irish Examiner repored this week that the ECB had instructed the Department of Finance to refuse any requests for information if it received Freedom of Information requests from journalists or members of the public.Its report said the Frankfurt-based bank had told Ireland to refuse any requests, quoting an Irish source as saying “all negotiations are off” – possibly referring to talks on easing the terms of Ireland’s bailout conditions – if sensitive information was released.TheJournal.ie has subsequently lodged similar requests for information about the IBRC liquidation with the ECB itself, where any refusal can be appealed and subsequently referred to the European Ombudsman.“Throughout the period of the discussions between the Irish Authorities and the ECB the confidentiality of matters discussed was emphasised between the parties,” Noonan said, in response to written Dáil questions from Fianna Fail’s Michael McGrath. However, the ECB has not been approached in relation to documentation requested under specific FOI requests relating to the liquidation of IBRC nor has the ECB requested the Department not to release any such documentation.Noonan said his Department would examine any requests for information about IBRC – though noting that the FOI acts exempted certain types of correspondence from release.This includes most correspondence relating to Ireland’s international relations, a clause regularly cited when refusing requests for correspondence between authorities in Dublin, Brussels and Frankfurt.“In the event that third parties object to information being released the Department will take a view on the nature of the information, the basis on which the information was received or acquired and the views of the third party, etc,” Noonan said.“The Department will then decide whether the information should be released under the FOI Acts having regard to particular circumstances and the requirements of the public interest.Read: We asked for copies of the ECB’s letters to Brian Lenihan. Here’s what happenedMore: Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’tlast_img read more

Le python birman une piste précieuse pour lutter contre les maladies cardiaques

first_imgLe python birman, une piste précieuse pour lutter contre les maladies cardiaques ? Des chercheurs américains ont publié une étude qui suggère que le python birman, un des plus grands serpents au monde, pourrait aider à mettre au point de nouveaux traitements permettant de lutter contre les maladies cardiaques humaines.Le python birman est un serpent pouvant atteindre neuf mètres de long et peser jusqu’à 90 kilogrammes. Capable d’avaler une biche ou même un alligator, ce reptile sécrète des acides gras ayant de véritables propriétés cardiaques. En effet, de précédentes études ont montré que la masse du cœur des pythons birmans augmentait de 40% dans les 24 à 72 heures suivants un important repas et que l’activité de leur métabolisme était multipliée par quatre immédiatement après avoir avalé leur proie.Les pythons, qui peuvent jeûner pendant un an avec peu d’effets néfastes sur leur santé, voient leur cœur quasiment doubler de taille après un repas. Ainsi, tandis que cet accroissement de la masse du muscle cardiaque est similaire chez certains athlètes, les scientifiques jugent qu’étudier le cœur des pythons pourrait grandement aider dans les recherches qui visent  à améliorer la santé cardiaque des humains.C’est ainsi qu’une équipe de l’université du Colorado, en se penchant de plus près sur ces reptiles, a constaté que les pythons produisaient des quantités de triglycérides 50 fois supérieure à la normale un jour après avoir englouti leur proie. Ces acides gras constituent l’élément principal permettant de former des graisses et des huiles naturelles, rappelle TV5monde.Un coeur en bonne santé malgré les graisses Mais le plus surprenant pour les chercheurs, fut de constater que ces graisses, bien que très abondamment présentes, ne laissaient aucun dépôt dans le cœur. Ils indiquent également, dans leur publication parue aujourd’hui dans la revue Science, avoir pu mesurer l’accroissement d’une enzyme, appelée superoxide dismutase, bien connue pour ses puissants effets protecteurs sur le muscle cardiaque, y compris chez l’homme.Pour conduire leurs recherches, les scientifiques ont donc dans un premier temps injecté un liquide reprenant une composition similaire à celui du plasma sanguin des pythons en pleine digestion à des pythons maintenus à jeun. Après ces injections, les serpents ont montré un net accroissement du cœur et des indications d’une bonne santé cardiaque. Puis en répétant la même opération, sur des souris cette fois, les mêmes résultats cardiaques ont été observés avec notamment une augmentation de la taille du cœur.Un élargissement du coeur bénéfique À lire aussiInfarctus : définition, signes et symptômes, causes, comment réagir face à un infarctus ?”Nous avons découvert qu’une certaine combinaison d’acides gras peut avoir des effets favorables sur la croissance cardiaque chez des organismes vivants”, explique Cecilia Riquelme, principal auteur de l’étude. “Maintenant nous essayons de comprendre le mécanisme moléculaire derrière ce processus et espérons que les résultats débouchent sur de nouvelles thérapies pour mieux traiter les maladies cardio-vasculaires humaines”, ajoute-t-elle.”Si des maladies peuvent provoquer un épaississement du muscle cardiaque et une réduction des chambres du cœur résultant du fait qu’il travaille plus pour pomper le sang, un élargissement résultant d’un exercice vigoureux est en revanche une bonne chose”, souligne Leslie Leinwand, professeur de biologie à l’université du Colorado qui a dirigé ces travaux.”Il y a un grand nombre de personnes qui ne sont pas en mesure de faire de l’exercice car souffrant d’une maladie cardiaque”, explique cette biologiste ajoutant qu’il serait “bien de mettre au point un traitement capable d’induire la croissance de cellules cardiaques” chez ces malades.Le 28 octobre 2011 à 15:16 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Upgrade Dads beer game with the Fizzics DraftPour and save 50

first_img Comments Now playing: Watch this: See it No pseudo-science here, Fizzics Waytap really adds life… CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Bonus deal: This TCL 43-inch Roku TV hits an all-time low22-tcl-5-series-roku-tv Sarah Tew/CNET Dens, dorm rooms, bedrooms — places like these don’t always have room for super-big TVs. But maybe a 43-incher would make a good fit?If so, look no further: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the TCL 5 Series 43-inch Roku 4K HDR TV for $199.99 shipped (plus tax). It’s never before been priced this low.See it at Best BuySo, wait, the 5 Series? In recent months I’ve mostly seen deals on the 4 Series and 6 Series. How do the 5s compare? Well, they improve on the 4 Series by adding Dolby Vision HDR, a wider color gamut, an enhanced remote and better design. Beyond that, I’ll steer you to David Katzmaier’s TCL 5 Series review.I’ll also note that the TV has a 4.6-star review average from over 500 Best Buy customers. Given that the same-size Series 4 model is currently selling at $220, I’d say this is the clear choice if you’re looking for a Roku-equipped TV in the mid-40s.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Gadgets TVs Review • Fizzics Waytap $124 The Cheapskate Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 1:49 Share your voice 9 Preview • All together, now: Mmmm….beer. Fizzics Is your dad a beer-drinking man? Then allow me to point you at a fantastic Father’s Day gift option. For a limited time, the Fizzics DraftPour is just $79.99 when you apply promo code FNF50 at checkout. That’s $50 off the current sale price and the lowest I’ve seen on this cool gadget. See it at FizzicsThe DraftPour promises to make both canned and bottled beer taste like it came from a tap — and uses science to do it. Specifically, it uses sound waves to smooth out bubbles and bitter flavors. And it’s a snap to operate: You put a can or bottle inside the machine, hold a glass under the tap and pull the lever. Presto: Out comes beer, followed by a rich, creamy head when you push the lever the opposite direction.  This model improves on previous ones in several ways. For starters, it’s powered by either two AA batteries or USB. The older Fizzics Waytap could only use batteries. This model also provides a faster “pour” and can accommodate all size cans and bottles. CNET hasn’t reviewed the DraftPour, but you might want to read Andrew Gebhart’s CNET review of the Waytap, which explains some of the science and includes lots of beer tests. I also own a Waytap, and I like it enough that it’s easy to recommend its improved successor — especially at this price, and especially for real beer fans. Tags Mentioned Above Fizzics Waytap (Black)last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Thursday July 6 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowRemains of two people missing in Marmot Bay found and identifiedKayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakThe remains of the two people missing in Marmot Bay have been located.Fatal December plane crash ruled a suicideTeresa Cotsirilos, KYUK – BethelLast December, Mark and Cecilia Matter lost their lives when their red plane crashed into Marvel Dome, a snow-covered mountain near the family’s mine. Authorities now consider the Aniak couple’s death to be a suicide.Despite ongoing special session, legislators yet to return to Juneau in two weeksAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauIt’s been two weeks since most state lawmakers left Juneau after passing the operating budget. But the Legislature’s special session hasn’t ended. And while senators plan to return on July 10, it’s not clear whether the Senate and House will reach any agreements before the session ends on July 15.Hollis French appointed to head Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation CommissionElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageGovernor Bill Walker has appointed Hollis French to lead a state agency that oversees oil and gas production and enforces industry safety rules.Alaska wildfires aren’t heating up this yearDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksIt’s been a slow wildfire season so far. As of July 6, just over 200,000 acres have burned from 273 different fires.Wrangell contract talks end, strike may resumeEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauWrangell officials have pulled out of contact talks with the union representing municipal workers.What enviros won by losing the pipeline battleLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.With the pipeline turning 40, a look back at how Big Green fought Big Oil, how that fight transformed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and why Congress ever agreed to it.Free Tlingit workbook part of language revitalizationCarter Barrett, KTOO – JuneauSealaska Heritage Institute recently published the “Beginning Tlingit Workbook.” It is part of the ongoing effort to revitalize Tlingit language.Summer SE Dungeness crab season shortened by three weeksNora Saks, KFSK – PetersburgThe summer season for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Southeast Alaska will be three weeks shorter than usual, closing on July 25th.In Sitka: A mobile plant built to chill out the Bristol Bay fisheryRobert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaAlaska’s Bristol Bay sockeye fishery is intense, lucrative — and also remote. Much of the fish landed there is frozen whole and shipped long distances for secondary processing. Although the product is famous, there are some who think the quality could be improved. In Sitka, a pair of entrepreneurs is betting $2 million that they can deliver a better Bristol Bay sockeye. Meet Northline Seafoods.last_img read more

Prisoners breakfast menu changes

first_imgThe main entrance of Kerani central jail. Prothom Alo File PhotoFor more than 250 years prisoners in the country were taking only two slices of bread and a little bit gur (sweetmeat) as breakfast but the menu changes from today (Sunday).Instead of the menu fixed by the colonial British government, the prisoners will now get khichuri, halua and bread, and bread and vegetables.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal was scheduled to inaugurate the new menu.Prison sources said the prime minister directed to change the menu when it was discussed in the latest conference of the deputy commissioners.The inmates in 68 prisons across the country used to get two breads of 102.60 grams and 14.28 grams gur until now.From now on they will get bread and vegetables on four days, khichuri on two days and halua and bread on the other day of the week, Dhaka jail super Mohammad Mahbubul Islam told Prothom Alo on Saturday.last_img read more

Resident Evils 2017 Revival Concludes with Revelation 12 for Nintend

first_img ‘Teppen’ Is Capcom vs. Card GamesThese Are the Games You Should Check Out This Month Stay on target Of all the excellent video games that have come out in 2017, the last ones I would’ve expected were not one but several awesome Resident Evil games. Capcom’s first zombie franchise practically invented the survival horror genre, and then reinvented it along with the third-person shooter with Resident Evil 4. However, the series then became a nightmare in a bad way after chasing stupid action trends.Until 2017! This year has been an embarrassment of riches for fans of good Resident Evil. In January not only did the garbage film franchise finally come to an end but the games got a new chance at resurrection with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Whether you play it in VR or not, the first-person perspective and creepy southern swamp environments strip the series back down to effective horror after years of bloated global bio-terror mayhem. It’s almost like the game P.T. could’ve been.Since launch, Resident Evil 7 received a steady stream of DLC, introducing genuinely fresh spins on the gameplay like escape the room challenges and macabre birthday parties. This holiday, if you missed out, you can buy the base game and that DLC in the Gold Edition. This version also includes new story DLC. And as a fan of the larger goofy Resident Evil lore, I’m most excited for the chapter starring franchise hero Chris Redfield since 7 is mostly disconnected from the larger Resident Evil mythology.But if you’re still haunted by dreams of a good follow-up to the Resident Evil 4 school of survival horror, there was still a game for you in 2017. The man most responsible for Resident Evil 4’s brilliance (as well as the original game’s brilliance) is designer Shinji Mikami. And while his initial post-Capcom attempt at recapturing that brilliance, 2014’s Resident Evil synonym The Evil Within, didn’t work out, its 2017 sequel surprisingly did.You can read more in our hands-on, but The Evil Within 2’s blend of RE4-esque action, various Japanese horror tropes, and Western-style shooter controls in a small open world make it an excellent alternative universe version of where Resident Evil could have gone. Plus there’s a lot of weird milk in that game’s aesthetic.Those are all well and good, but what if for you 2017 was also the year of the Nintendo Switch? Did this Resident Evil renaissance also affect Nintendo’s smash hit console/handheld hybrid? It just did! We’ve spent the last few days playing through the Nintendo Switch versions of spin-offs Resident Evil Revelations 1+2, and while they may be weaker than the other, AAA games we’ve mentioned, they’re still pretty great.The Revelations series is basically a budget take on Resident Evil 4-style gameplay, and they are priced accordingly. That sounds like a burn, but again after the dumb excess of Resident Evil 6 this relative modesty was very refreshing. And since they were released before Resident Evil 7, they were pretty much our only hope at all sustainable, good enough formula for the franchise to follow.The Revelations series also leans into the series’s soap opera nature through explicitly episodic storytelling. Each sitting’s worth of gameplay ends with a dramatic tease about what happens next. Revelations 2 was even originally released episodically, albeit in a way that made it obvious the whole game was finished from the start. With its focus on new side characters alongside famous faces, these felt like the TV spin-offs to the movies that are the numbered entries.The gameplay, meanwhile, is a totally solid take on the third-person shooting Resident Evil 4 innovated. You can move and shoot but you’re still slow enough for the game to preserve spooky tension as mangled corpses menace you. Environments are relatively small but full of claustrophobic secrets. Venture into dangerous areas to earn new parts for your gun.Both games also emphasize co-op play, with Revelations 2 splitting things between a gun-toting character and a weaker character with other skills. Again, it’s not radically different gameplay but playing Revelations 1+2 feels familiar and oddly comfortable for a game about feeling frightened and uncomfortable. The game’s Raid Mode doesn’t even pretend to be scary since it is all about earning high scores by blasting zombies as fast as possible.Playing relaxed in bed with the Nintendo Switch certainly adds to the comfort. Revelations 1 was originally released on the Nintendo 3DS but this version has the beauty of the HD console ports along with the portability. There are other assorted Switch bonuses, too, like support for motion aiming, HD rumble, and amiibo. You can even unlock retro minigames.But like Rocket League or Doom, L.A. Noire, Skyrim and whatever else, just playing these big games anywhere remains the biggest selling point of the Switch version. Just know you need a microSD card to download Revelations 2, even if you buy both games bundled together physically.Given Capcom’s spotty track record these days, I’m not convinced this Resident Evil resurgence will continue past 2017. But for one glorious year we got to sample several different flavors of quality zombie gaming goodness with Resident Evil 7, The Evil Within 2, and now Resident Evil Revelations 1+2 on Nintendo Switch. That’s worth sacrificing your delicious brain for.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/51. 2017 has been a shockingly great year for Resident Evil fans.2. Resident Evil 7 returned the series to its horrific, zombie-killing survival roots.3. The awful film series finally came to an end.4. The Evil Within 2 from series creator Shinji Mikami delivered a worthy Resident Evil 4 alternative.5. And now Resident Evil Revelations 1+2 brings two fine spin-offs to the Nintendo Switch.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

How to search open tabs in Firefox

first_imgHow to search open tabs in Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on December 27, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: December 27, 2018 – 13 commentsFirefox displays only a handful of open tabs at the same time in the tabbar of the browser. The browser reduces the width of open tabs up to a certain point and adds scroll buttons to the tab bar; this behavior is different to that of most Chromium-based browsers such as Google Chrome which reduce the width until tabs are no longer shown on the browser’s tabbar.Firefox users can change the minimum and maximum tab width used by Firefox to display tabs.Users of the browser have multiple options when it comes to finding open tabs in the browser. From scrolling the tabbar and using the tab list icon to searching across all open tabs.Firefox users who don’t want to install an extension for that, Search Multi Tabs is a recent extension that is compatible with Firefox, can run searches from the browser’s address bar directly.Firefox suggests open tabs when users enter matching phrases into the address bar; what many Firefox users may not know is that Firefox supports a special character that makes the search exclusive.Instead of searching open tabs, bookmarks, the browsing history, and displaying search suggestions, Firefox would just display matching open tabs.All you have to do is start the query with % followed by a space character and then the search phrase. If you want to search for “firefox” across all open tabs, you’d type % firefox to run that search.Firefox displays matching tabs in the list of results while you type. The listing is updated in real-time as you type; just select one of the results to jump to the tab directly in the browser.The search works across browser windows. All tabs in all Firefox windows are searched when you use the parameter.Tip: you can configure Firefox to search Ghacks from the address bar (and other sites).Mozilla plans to make tab search more visible in future versions of Firefox by adding a “search tabs” entry to the tab listing icon. A click on the option adds % to the address bar and focuses it.Note that the icon is only displayed if a certain number of tabs is open in Firefox.While not particularly time saving, as it may be faster to type % in the address bar direct, it may highlight the function to Firefox users who are unaware of it.Now You: how many tabs have you open in your browser?SummaryArticle NameHow to search open tabs in FirefoxDescriptionFind out how to search across all open browser tabs in the Firefox web browser to find and activate tabs open in the browser right away.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img 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 Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more center_img Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Technology | November 21, 2012 medInt and Nuance Offers Integrated Workflow Solution to be showcased at the Nuance Partner Pavilion at RSNA 2012 Collaboration puts critical radiation dose information in the hands of radiologists 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. November 19, 2012 — medInt Holdings, LLC, a Healthcare IT company offering enterprise-wide imaging solutions, and Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced the integration of their respective technologies to provide radiation dose information to radiologists.The collaboration between these organizations comes at a critical juncture in healthcare. Radiology departments are changing rapidly, with much of their business extending outside of the traditional hospital setting. This makes oversight and compliance difficult to track and maintain. On top of that, hospitals and radiologists face a daunting regulatory environment with some states demanding full transparency when it comes to radiation dosing. In California—with other states surely to follow—SB 1237, effective July 1, 2012, requires organizations to provide radiation exposure estimates in all CT radiology reports.To help address these regulations, medInt, through its solution Imalogix, auto-populates radiation dose information into Nuance’s PowerScribe 360 | Reporting platform. “We are thrilled to work with Nuance,” said John Heil, CEO of medInt. “Our solution synergies will empower radiologists with comprehensive dosing information. Imalogix is a very simple, yet elegant product that integrates automatically with PowerScribe 360 | Reporting to provide dosing information that helps simplify the workflow and reduces the chance of an error due to manual entry.”Additionally, Imalogix delivers a complete solution to hospitals and imaging centers by giving them a new view of all of their imaging information so they can improve patient safety and enterprise efficiency, while protecting margins. Imalogix is so precise it can pinpoint micro and macro-level trends, including individual scanner performance, staff utilization, protocol adherence, performance across the entire enterprise and how well an organization stacks up against regional and national benchmarks. Customized alerts point out areas that need investigation, while a dashboard allows organizations to take action.For more information: www.imalogix.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Fashion Week flaunts swimwear in Guanacaste

first_imgFashion Week hit Guanacaste last Sunday at Hotel Hacienda Pinilla, and everything about it seemed new: a new location (Pinilla, a luxury golf resort), publicity by a start-up marketing company (Black Duck), and 30 Costa Rican designers flaunting their latest work for an audience of 800 people. There was even a short-lived “Pop-Up Store,” where fans could purchase their favorite items.Sponsored by luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz and usually held in San José, Fashion Week was moved to the Tamarindo resort for a year-end showcase. The event was scheduled for 7 p.m., but models only started to saunter down the catwalk at 8:38 p.m. The scenery was worth the wait: The sky was reportedly clear and starry, and the inventive garments represented such wide-ranging designers as Marcelle Desanti, Cascatta Swimwear, and Guayaberi.True to its beachy location, the majority of the outfits on display were prêt-a-porter swimwear. The most notable exception was Arturo Calle, a Colombian men’s clothier that presented pastel street clothes of varying formality. The show incorporated 30 female and 12 male models. Street wear by Arturo Calle. (Courtesy Black Duck Company)Fashion Week is a vital showcase for the fashion industry, and different versions of the event are hosted in cities around the world. Contrary to its title, Fashion Week Guanacaste was a one-evening event, but packed plenty of glamour into a few hours.The after-party took place on the Pacific shore, where all guests were requested to wear white. Facebook Comments Related posts:Art fair, Renaissance artist, and other happenings around Costa Rica Envision Festival is officially sold out Envision Festival, Paula Rock, and other happenings around Costa Rica Announcing ‘News and Brews,’ a Tico Times eventlast_img read more