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first_imgCaptain Misbah-ul-Haq became the first Pakistan batsman left stranded on an unbeaten 99 in a Test on Monday but the visitors still seized control of the first match against West Indies in Jamaica. (Scorecard)West Indies were reeling on 93 for four wickets in their second innings, still 28 runs behind Pakistan’s first-innings total of 407, at stumps on day four in Kingston.Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah took all four wickets in the second innings, leaving the West Indies a huge task to avoid defeat on the final day on Tuesday.Earlier, Misbah was denied his 11th career ton when number 11 Mohammad Abbas was adjudged lbw for 1 to end a valuable 34-run 10th-wicket stand.The 42-year-old Misbah, who will retire after the current three-Test series, is the sixth player to finish a Test on 99 not out and the first since South African Andrew Hall in 2003.Misbah’s disappointment at failing to get to his century would have been eased by the fact he helped his team to a first-innings lead of 121.Misbah patiently faced 223 balls to top-score for Pakistan, while three others also notched half-centuries, including Younis Khan (52), who on Sunday became the first Pakistan batsman to reach 10,000 career Test runs.Shannon Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph were the pick of the West Indies bowlers, collecting three wickets apiece.Pakistan took command in the final session.A 50-run second-wicket partnership between Kieran Powell and Test newcomer Shimron Hetmyer seemed to set West Indies on the road to safety, but they were both dismissed in quick succession as Yasir weaved his magic.advertisementYasir then trapped Shai Hope plum lbw for 6 to end the day with figures of 4-33.last_img read more

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first_imgVirat Kohli’s Team India are on a rampaging form making huge strides in the world of cricket since past two years.From Ravi Shastri’s first stint and Anil Kumble’s one-year tenure to the return of Shastri, India have registered eight successive Test series wins.Along with eyeing a series victory in the upcoming Delhi Test match against Sri Lanka, India are also looking to level Australia’s record of nine consecutive Test series wins.Even if India get the record, it is after after the record that their real challenge would start.With the Indian team scheduled to play four big series outside the sub continent in South Africa, England, Australia and New Zealand and the 2019 World Cup in England in the next year and a half, this phase is what could possibly define the legacy Virat Kohli’s Team India.The man who showed India the way to win overseas, former captain Sourav Ganguly thinks success in these upcoming overseas tours is not just a dream.”Overseas is the real challenge. And I think this team can win. They have the fast bowlers and the ability to take 20 wickets. I hope in the next 15 months, India will come good. I think India will do well overseas under Kohli. Virat Kohli has the hunger to win overseas and that matters a lot,” Ganguly told India Today.India’s away season will kick off early next year with a three-match Test series against South Africa — a place that has its own demons for India. Ganguly fondly remembers the Johannesburg Test of 2006, the only Test India have won in South Africa and never have they won a Test series there. However, he refuses to get into comparisons between that side and the current one.advertisement”This team is balanced. I don’t know more or less as compared to teams we went to South Africa with. Players come from different generations but I hope Indian bowlers get 20 wickets. That will be crucial because it won’t turn there,” he said. Selectors are due to pick the squad for the South Africa series next week and Ganguly reckons India should only go in with three spinners.”It depends on the captain. If he wants to take three spinners, they will need an extra keeper as well. If I was Virat Kohli, my thinking would be to ask myself which spinner I want to play in the first Test. Because you won’t play two spinners in the eleven. If Virat thinks Kuldeep will play then take him. If your thinking is Ashwin, Jadeja then Kuldeep, might as well take 5 fast bowlers,” he opined.The former skipper is unhappy about the lack of practice games for the team before the Tests even though the team is trying to make up by playing on greener wickets in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka.”One practice game is not ideal. I always think when we go to South Africa, England, Australia, you need two or three practice games. We should have focused on this more. But that’s how it is now. Will have to make do,” he said. “The earlier they acclimatise, it will help them do well,” he added.last_img read more

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first_imgLike Kapil Dev, Deepika’s father, Prakash Padukone, former Indian badminton player, is also one of the renowned faces of the sports fraternity and the actress’s family shares a good relationship with Kapil Dev and his family.She said, “There isn’t a lot of material available on her. I have met her a few times, including our wedding reception, and I have interacted with her socially over the years. I am also referring to whatever material the director’s team has sent across to me. My parents have known their family for many years. So, I feel I know her and hope that she is proud and happy with the film. I intend to connect and spend some time with her before I start filming to be able to understand her perspective better.”Apart from joining the star cast of 83, Deepika recently wrapped up Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak. The film is based on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh welcomes Deepika Padukone on 83 sets: Who better to play my wifey than my wifey?ALSO READ | Deepika Padukone on playing Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83: This isn’t coming from a personal equationALSO READ | Deepika Padukone wants to spend time with Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia to prepare for her role in 83ALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019 Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are once again set to treat fans with their on-screen chemistry in Kabir Khan’s upcoming film 83. Ranveer Singh will play legendary cricketer Kapil Dev and Deepika will portray Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia in the film.Recently, Deepika took to Instagram to share a story where Ranveer is seen practicing for the film in Glasgow, Scotland. Deepika captioned the story saying, “Being the supportive wife on and off the field #83the film.” 83 is Deepika’s first film with Ranveer after their wedding. The couple has earlier worked together in films like Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.For a long time, speculation was rife that Deepika will play the role of Romi Bhatia in 83. The Padmaavat actress confirmed the same in an earlier interview with The Times Of India. She said, “The personal equation doesn’t spill over into the workspace. I can’t think of anyone else who could do justice to the role of Kapil Dev, but if there was someone else playing him in the film, and not Ranveer, I would still do my part,” she said.”This isn’t coming from a personal equation, but from my passion and enthusiasm for the film,” the actress, who is also co-producing 83, added.Ranveer welcomed the actress to the team with a series of Instagram posts.last_img read more

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first_imgBhubaneswar: Odisha government has decided to set up a Maritime Board for development of ports and inland water transport in the state, an official said. The cabinet has approved the proposal to establish the statutory body in view of the future requirement of industries in the state, Chief Secretary AP Padhi said. “The proposed Odisha Maritime Board will be established for overall maritime development of the state,” he told reporters after the meeting on Friday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The board will provide “policy guidelines and directions for the integrated development of ports and inland water transport keeping in view the country’s security and defence-related concerns”, he said. The requirement of the Odisha Maritime Board was felt in the wake of development in mines, mineral, metal, oil, refinery and other sectors in the state, he said adding that the body is to deal with administration, control and management of non-major ports and non-nationalised inland waterways. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The body will facilitate construction, maintenance and operation of all non-major ports in the state either directly or through public-private partnership mode. He said the Chief Secretary will be the chairperson of the proposed 12-member board comprising stakeholders, representatives from the related state departments and the centre. Though a Bill in regard to formation of the Maritime Board was passed in 2011, it was later withdrawn to incorporate additional points in it, sources said. In another decision, the state cabinet has decided to implement the recommendations of Justice BP Das Commission for the safety and security of pilgrims at Puri’s Jagannath temple. All structures within 75-metre radius of the temple will be cleared to facilitate free movement of visitors and to ensure safety of the temple, Padhi said adding that the district collector will undertake a survey in this regard. The cabinet also approved a proposal for financial restructuring of the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC), enabling it to approach financial institutions for taking up commercially viable projects for better passenger amenities. The cabinet also gave its nod to amend the existing provision of Odisha Police Service (Method of Recruitment and Condition of Service) Rule, 2013 in order to eliminate the constraints therein. This is being done to make OPS officers eligible for filling up the posts of Superior Administrative Grade in the police service for an efficient and smooth administration.last_img read more

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Rabat – Morocco has decided to give up its right to host the ordinary session of the Arab Summit, initially scheduled to be held next March.Upon High Instructions of King Mohammed VI, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar informed Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi of Morocco’s decision to give up its right to host the ordinary session of the Arab Summit.This decision has been taken based on the provisions of the charter of the Arab League, consultations with a number of brotherly Arab states, and conscious, responsible and committed thinking in favor of the efficiency of the joint Arab action and the necessity to preserve its credibility, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and cooperation pointed out in a statement. In the wake of the ongoing challenges in the Arab World, the Arab Summit could not be an end in itself or an occasional ordinary meeting, the statement said, stressing that the objective conditions to guarantee the success of the Arab Summit and take decisions that live up to the situation and the aspirations of Arab peoples are not met.Given the absence of important concrete initiatives which could be submitted to Arab Heads of State, this summit will only be an occasion to take ordinary resolutions and deliver speeches which pretend to give false impression of unity and solidarity between Arab States, the statement added.The Arab world is going through a difficult period. The hour of truth has come. The leaders of the Arab countries cannot just, once again, carry out a simple bitter diagnosis of the situation, differences and divisions in the Arab world, without providing decisive collective answers to face this situation, in Iraq, Yemen and Syria, where crises get further complicated because of the many maneuvers and regional and international agendas, the statement said.Similarly, the leaders of Arab countries cannot stand idly by in the face of the economic and social problems of their peoples, or just watch the unfolding tragedies of the Arab citizen.Morocco does not want this summit to be held on its soil without bringing added value within the framework of the defense of the first cause of Arabs and Muslims, namely the Palestinian issue and Al Quds, while the Israeli settlement and violations continue on the occupied Palestinian territories, where the number of Palestinian deaths and prisoners continues to increase, the statement said.Like all brotherly Arab countries, the Kingdom of Morocco aspires to hold a summit of the Arab awakening to renew the solidarity-based and joint Arab action as the only way to give anew hope to Arab peoples.This inspires the constructive contribution and the recognized role of Morocco in supporting the political process in Libya, which led to the historic agreement of Skhirat and the formation of a national unity government in this Maghreb country.The common construction of the future of Arab countries is the best guarantee of stability and a bulwark against the resurgence of regional tensions, the rise of extremism, violence and terrorism, which undermine the foundations of the modern State and our ancestral values, the statement added.Morocco will continue its constant action in the service of the just Arab issues and against the sectarian divisions that stimulate withdrawal and extremism and to promote the role of the Arab League as a catalyst for large-scale social projects, the statement concluded. read more

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Rabat – Turkish authorities arrested on Monday the main suspect of attacking a high-end restaurant in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve.Just as stories began spreading about the identity and motives of the person who carried out the terrorist attack at the high-end restaurant and lounge, the Reina, in Istanbul during the New Year’s Eve celebration, Turkish authorities announced the arrest of the primary suspect in the attack.Since his escape, Turkish authorities have purportedly led massive search operations across the country. The operations resulted in the arrest of the suspect in the area of Esenyurt on the European side of Istanbul. The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu, previously revealed that the attacker was from an Uzbekistani origin, paying allegiance to the Islamic State. According to the minister, the attacker operated under the nickname Abu Mohammed Al Khorassani and used to move around the country with a network connected to ISIS in Turkey supporting him.The photo of the alleged terrorist suggests that the police may have beaten him during the arrest as his face is bruised and swollen, especially in the area around the eyes. The attack on Reina created international uproar, claiming the lives of 39 people from many countries, and wounding 69. Two Moroccans died, and their mortal remains were repatriated back to Morocco on Tuesday, January 3rd. read more

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A record-setting crowd at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium saw the No. 19 Ohio State men’s soccer team shock the nation’s top ranked Akron squad with a game-tying goal with only three seconds left in regulation. The heated intrastate rivalry game included multiple skirmishes, a red card and no shortage of drama as the shorthanded Buckeyes escaped with a 2-2 tie. “This team has a strong belief and they don’t quit,” coach John Bluem said. “I’m so proud of our team, the way they played tonight. Going a man down, continuing to battle and to be rewarded with a goal that late is a great sign for us that justifies the work and justifies the effort.” After being down 2-1 with three seconds to play, David Tiemstra scored the game-tying goal when the desperate Buckeyes elected to play two forwards and only three defenders after giving up the go-ahead goal with 22 minutes to play. “Unbelievable, there’s no other feeling I can describe or I’ve ever felt in my life besides that. Unbelievable,” Tiemstra said. The late switch in game plan worked out, said Austin McAnena, who scored for OSU in the first half. “It shows that we can attack, too,” he said. “We were sitting back, but we switched it to three backs and put two up top and started attacking and pressuring them because they had so much time.” The 7,255 fans were an all-time record for OSU soccer and added electricity to an already gripping contest. “Besides scoring the goal, it was the best feeling ever,” Tiemstra said of the attendance. “Even when the away fans are so loud, you’re talking about the extra 10 percent on the field, that’s coming from everyone (in the stands). We get those chills that everyone hears about.” With the game tied at one early in the second half, Konrad Warzycha was called for a foul and kicked the ball out of frustration. It drilled Akron’s Dalington Nagbe in the head, causing his teammates to confront Warzycha, and a skirmish ensued. Warzycha was given a red card and the Buckeyes were forced to play a man down for the rest of the game. Shortly thereafter, Akron’s Darren Mattocks scored to make it 2-1, leading to Bluem’s change in scheme. “I think the guys just really, the last 30 minutes, we got into an aggressive mode when we were defending most of the game and I think that really caught them by surprise.” Coming into Wednesday, Akron had tied the all-time NCAA record for posting 11 consecutive shutouts. “We wanted to play to win,” McAnena said. “We didn’t want to sit back against these guys.” A shorthanded tie against the nation’s top team bodes well for the Buckeyes heading into the start of conference play Sunday against Michigan State. But Bluem made sure not to underscore the importance of getting a head start in the Big Ten standings. “You live and breathe for your conference,” he said. “Our guys have set a goal for themselves to finish as high as they can in the conference standings and that means getting as many points as we can at home.” When asked if he expected a result like this, with no hesitation, Bluem said, “Yes.” “All the drama that went on, well no, I guess I didn’t expect that.” read more

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first_imgA GROUP IS to gather outside the Dáil this afternoon to protest against the Irish Government’s silence on the hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay.The protest by the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) will take place at Dáil Eireann at 1pm today. The group is protesting what it describes as “the continued incarceration and torture of inmates at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre”.The protest has been called to coincide with a speech that Barack Obama is due to make on the issue today.The IAWM statement said that this will be a colourful protest, and its PRO Jim Roche told TheJournal.ie that they anticipate around 15 – 30 people will attend to highlight the conditions that the prisoners are under.They have also invited several supportive TDs and Senators to the protest. Currently there are 166 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, with 103 on hunger strike, 30 of whom are being force-fed.The first prisoners arrived in Guantanamo 11 years ago.Roche said: It is truly shocking that the Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre is still open and that 166 detainees, almost all of them innocent, remain incarcerated there. Only 6 detainees are facing charges. It is such a dark stain on Barack Obama’s presidency considering that he promised to close it before he got elected for his first term five years ago.He described it as “galling that the Irish Government has been so silent on this issue”.We are having this protest at Dáil Eireann to show solidarity with the Guantanamo Prisoners and to call on the Irish Government to press Barack Obama to close down the facility once and for all and to release those prisoners who have not been charged.Roche said that in particular the group is calling on Minister of Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore to speak out about the issue, and said of the Irish government’s stance so far:It indicates to us that they don’t want to say anything that might be seen as upsetting the US government and it’s the same attitude that has led to them allowing the use of Shannon Airport by the US military and rendition flight.Similar events have been held in Galway and in other cities around the world as part of a global movement on the issue.Read: Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers – or put them on trial>Read: Guantanamo is a legal no man’s land that ‘needs to be closed’>last_img read more

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first_imgThere was quite a contrast between the first two games in the Lost Planet series developed by Capcom. The original Lost Planet and subsequent Extreme Conditions enhanced version were set in a snow and ice environment filled with mechs, bugs, and giant bosses. It was a great single-player experience. The second game was instead optimized for four-player co-op and left the snowy landscape behind early on in the gameplay, replacing it with jungles and rundown cityscapes.Review scores for the second game were typically lower than the first, with Metacritic showing average scores of 79 and 68 respectively for the Xbox versions. Capcom has clearly realized we want more of the first and less of the second game, and a leaked trailer for Lost Planet 3 shows that’s exactly what we can expect to get.Although there’s no gameplay on display in the trailer, the focus is all on a cold environment once again. We also see the central character using a mech, and two different types of bugs are on display. So far so good.One big difference this time, however, is the developer. Capcom is not handling development itself like it did for the first two titles. Instead, Spark Unlimited has been entrusted with the IP. Spark has in the past brought us Turning Point: Fall of Liberty and Legendary, bot of which did not garner high review scores. The studio is also thought to be working on Star Wars: Battlefront 3.With the trailer now leaked it shouldn’t take long for Capcom to compile something official to unveil. We know from the trailer that the game is heading to PS3 and Xbox 360, but we don’t know when. Only a 2013 timeframe is given, so at least Lost Planet 3 will avoid going up against GTA V this October.via Kotakulast_img read more

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first_img Jun 10th 2017, 3:52 PM By AFP http://jrnl.ie/3437350 36 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email2 Image: Shutterstock/Phimsri The creator of the ham and pineapple pizza dies aged 83 Sam Panopoulos earned a place in history by putting canned pineapple and ham on a pizza. THE GREEK IMMIGRANT who created one of the world’s most popular and controversial pizzas – Hawaiian pizza – in his restaurant in Canada more than 50 years ago, has died.Sam Panopoulos – who earned a place in history by putting canned pineapple and ham on a pizza at his Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario in 1962 – was 83 and had just celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Christina.He died suddenly in the hospital on Thursday, according to his obituary.Panopoulos had operated a string of successful restaurants with his brothers Elias and Nikitas when he came up with his famous invention.Created just for fun, the so-called Hawaiian soon spread around the world.Last February, the dish became the target of ridicule by Iceland’s president, Guoni Johannesson.Saying he was fundamentally opposed to pineapple on pizza, Johannesson declared that it should be banned.After a public uproar, he clarified that he gladly does not have “the power to make laws which forbid people to put pineapple on their pizza”.Defending his creation, Panopoulos told the public broadcaster CBC that “those days when I first came up with it, there was nothing to it… It was just another piece of bread cooking in the oven”.“Nobody liked it at first,” he said.But after that, they went crazy about it, because (in) those days nobody was mixing sweet and sour and all that. It was plain, plain food.Others soon began experimenting, Panopoulos said, going beyond the traditional pepperoni, bacon and mushroom toppings to include salmon, green peppers, onions or “whatever you wanted”.Read: Apple’s latest innovation is a round pizza box and we’re not sure how to feel about itRead: If ever there was a photo to sum up bank holiday fear, it’s this photo of a sleeping girl and her pizza Image: Shutterstock/Phimsri 19,265 Views Saturday 10 Jun 2017, 3:52 PM Short URLlast_img read more

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first_imgLa Turquie réussit une première greffe de visageSamedi, des chirurgiens turcs ont réussi une greffe du visage. Une opération qui n’avait encore jamais été réalisée dans le pays mais qui était la vingtième effectuée dans le monde depuis 2005.Sept ans après la toute première greffe du visage réalisée en 2005 sur une patiente française, les opérations de ce type se multiplient dans le monde. Après la Belgique, c’est au tour de la Turquie d’annoncer une telle prouesse. Samedi, une équipe médicale de l’université Akdeniz d’Antalya est en effet parvenue à refaire le visage d’un jeune homme de 19 ans qui avait été brûlé lorsqu’il était bébé. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le visage provenait d’un donneur âgé de 45 ans qui s’était donné la mort la semaine passée. Au total, l’opération a duré pas moins de 9 heures et a nécessité une large équipe de professionnels. Si le patient se remet tout juste de l’intervention, celle-ci s’est toutefois révélée être une vraie réussite. C’était la première fois qu’une telle opération était réalisée dans le pays et la vingtième fois dans le monde. Par ailleurs, un autre patient âgé de 34 ans, a également pu bénéficier d’un organe provenant du même donneur. L’homme avait perdu ses deux bras ainsi qu’une jambe à l’âge de 11 ans. Néanmoins, la greffe de la jambe n’a pas pris et les médecins ont préféré l’amputer. Cité par 7sur7, le chirurgien Omer Ozkhan a expliqué : “nous n’avions pas le choix. La vie d’Attila était en jeu, nous avons préféré amputer à nouveau sa jambe”. Le 24 janvier 2012 à 15:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_img Share your voice Facebook Tags Comments Politics Tech Industry 5 Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes has been calling for the breakup of the social media giant. Brooks Kraft via Getty Images Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes, who has called for the break up of the social media giant, has been talking to US government officials and regulators that are looking into the company’s market power, according to the Washington Post and The New York Times.Hughes has argued that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power and that regulators should break up the company from Instagram and WhatsApp, which the social network acquired.His lobbying efforts come as the Federal Trade Commission is looking into antitrust concerns against Facebook. The US Department of Justice also said this week it was looking into anti-competition concerns surrounding “market-leading online platforms,” such as social media firms, suggesting that the review would impact Facebook.At these meetings, Hughes presented a 39-page slide deck outlining why Facebook should be broken up, the Post reported. Along with Scott Hemphill of New York University and Tim Wu of Columbia University, Hughes has been visiting the FTC, the DOJ and state attorney generals, according to The New York Times.Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The social network has argued that breaking up the company won’t fix its problems such as policing hate speech and election meddling.Watch our video on how to delete or disable your Facebook account: We walk you step-by-step on saving your data and removing your account.last_img read more

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first_imgEarlier this year, dozens of dead seabirds washed up on beaches in Haines and Skagway. It wasn’t an isolated event. An estimated hundreds of thousands of dead common murres were found on shores across the West Coast.Dead murres on the beach in Haines on Jan. 12, 2016. (Photo by Tim Ackerman)To help keep track of incidents like this, a citizen science program is expanding its footprint in Alaska.  The University of Washington Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team will be Haines and Skagway for trainings this weekend.Last December, Skagway resident Elaine Furbish started noticing common murres on land, alive. The seabirds are helpless on shore, so it’s unusual for them to be found away from water. Then, in January, dead murres started washing up on Skagway shores.“And over the next few weeks it got pretty bad,” Furbish said. “It finally ended toward the end of January and our total count of dead birds that we recovered was 67.”The same thing happened in Haines and other coastal Alaska locations. Biologists theorized that warming ocean temperatures impacted the birds’ food sources, causing them to starve to death.Furbish is in the Skagway Bird Club. She had heard about the University of Washington’s coastal observation team before. The murre die-off prompted her to contact the program and ask how Skagway residents could help.Julia Parish is director of the coastal observation team.“When the common murres really started to die off, which started to happen all the way back in May of 2015, we started to talk about expanding our efforts in the Gulf and down into Southeast,” Parish said.The program was already collecting data in some parts of Alaska, including Juneau, Homer, and the Pribilof Islands. They rely on locals, who walk a certain beach at least once a month and look for beach-cast birds.“Folks who live in coastal marine environments know their salty backyards better than any scientist does,” Parish said. “So we capitalize on that by working with people who regularly walk a beach and tend to notice change, seasonal change and year over year change.”The citizen scientists place their observations in a standardized format that Parish’s program trains them to use. Then she and her colleagues collect that information and create a larger picture of what’s happening up and down the coast, from California to Alaska.“It allows us to create a larger picture of what’s happening in the environment that we could never do without all those people,” Parish said. “So it’s the only way that we can get this information about what’s happening in the environment and then use that information to at least educate and inform people if not tune and change regulations and policies.”Parish’s program has now expanded beyond surveying for beached birds. They’re also combing shores for marine debris. Parish said some debris can raise alarms because scientists know it’s detrimental to wildlife.“An example of that is, is it floppy or not? Does it have loops in it,” Parish said. “Because things that are floppy with loops tend to be very harmful to a marine mammal.”Gathering data on marine debris allows the coastal observation team to ‘map the harm’ to wildlife. Parish said the debris monitoring program is so new that the Haines and Skagway workshops are the first trainings of their kind.Local residents can sign up for both or either the marine debris program or the beached bird program. The Skagway workshops are this Friday and Saturday at the traditional council office. The Haines trainings are Sunday and Monday at the American Bald Eagle Foundation.Skagway bird enthusiast Furbish notes that people don’t need to make a monthly commitment to participate.“It does not have to be one person who goes every month to that beach,” Furbish said. “It can be a group of people who have been trained who share that beach.”And, there’s no obligation to become a beach comber if you attend the training. Furbish hopes putting the Upper Lynn Canal on the coastal monitoring map will help scientists better understand what’s happening to wildlife like the common murres.last_img read more

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first_imgHuawei 5G TV. Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei’s deal with Russian MTS to deploy 5G service has come amid the escalating trade tensions between the US and China in which Washington has targeted Huawei with allegations of spying. HuaweiChinese giant Huawei’s deal with Russian telecom firm MTS to deploy 5G technology in Russia is a boost to the world’s biggest telecom equipment maker amid the raging US-China trade wars. Significantly, the deal was announced on the first day of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day visit to Russia where he will hold strategic and trade talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, media reports say.The deal that Huawei has concluded with MTS covers supplying the equipment and technology needed to deploy 5G connectivity across the US, reports said. The deal will see “the development of 5G technologies and the pilot launch of fifth-generation networks in 2019 and 2020”, MTS said in a statement, according to a report on the BBC News website. The deal is likely to provide some relief to Huawei, which has been under intense international scrutiny in recent months.With US President Donald Trump’s tweet tirade that is ratcheting up the trade tensions showing no signs of simmering down, Huawei has been a key target for sanctions. Washington has alleged a threat to national security, endangering Huawei’s business in other parts of the world also. Ravi Shankar Prasad, who returned as telecommunication minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet in what is touted as Modi 2.0 after a thumping Lok Sabha election win, hinted at the possibility of the authorities looking to the issue of whether Huawei should be allowed to take part in the 5G trials. India is set to start in about three months. Several western countries have acted against Huawei taking a leaf out of the US position.Huawei has become a central part of a power struggle between world top two economies that started out in trade and is now threatening to engulf the field of technology. The US has encouraged allies to block Huawei from their 5G networks, saying the Chinese government could use its products for surveillance, the report says. Some countries including Australia and New Zealand have blocked Huawei from supplying 5G equipment. A security guard keeps a watch at the entrance to the Huawei global headquarters in Shenzhen in China. The announcement of Huawei’s 5G deal with Russia is significant in that it comes ahead of President Xi Jinping’s summit with President Vladimir Putin. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Russian 5G deal also threatens to be a precursor to a world trade order that could be split down the middle. The Trump administration has put Huawei on its “entity list”, which prohibits US companies from trading with the firm unless they have a license. International trade experts say the US move to blacklist Huawei could have far-reaching consequences as the US could extend the watch to companies that deal with entity list firms in other parts of the world also. Indian IT major Infosys has reportedly been examining the implications of Huawei ban in the US on its own business in different parts of the world, not in the US alone,The ban is double jeopardy for Huawei It will lose some its most lucrative markets to rival telecom equipment makers like South Korean biggie Samsung, German manufacturer Seimens, Finland-based Nokia, and Swiss giant Ericsson. Huawei is currently the world’s second largest smartphone maker after Samsung and imports half of the components it needs from US suppliers. The company’s smartphone production could be hit by the ban until it finds alternative supply sources. US companies would also suffer as they lose a key customer and the development of 5G could suffer given Huawei is such an important player in its development, analysts say.last_img read more

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first_imgFrom Nov. 11– 12, free performances of Henri Matisse’s “Color’s Garden” are slated to be available at 6th & Constitution Ave, NW. Inspired by the art of Henri Matisse, “Color’s Garden” is a play that celebrates the joys and discoveries of making a new kind of art. Color, who dreams of making something new all on her own, leads her friends Line and Shape on an imaginative adventure. Following each performance, families will be invited to make collages and will be provided with self-guiding resources to explore the elements of art in the Gallery’s collection. The performances is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.On Nov. 12, performances are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Seats are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit nga.gov.Art of Henri Matisse, “Color’s Gardenlast_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Most Innovative New Technology at ASTRO 2018Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 12:31Loaded: 1.30%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -12:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiation Therapy | October 29, 2018 RaySearch Demonstrates New Machine Learning Applications at ASTRO RaySearch exhibited its latest advances in oncology software at the 2018 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO… read more PreviousNext Related Content Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | October 04, 2018 RaySearch Releases Version 2B of RayCare Oncology Information System RaySearch Laboratories AB has released RayCare 2B, the latest version of its oncology information system (OIS). RayCare… read more News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 25, 2019 Philips Unveils IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology at ESTRO 2019 Philips announced IntelliSpace Radiation Oncology, an intelligent patient management solution to manage complexity,… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | February 27, 2019 VIDEO: Example of AI-assisted Oncology Patient Record Dashboard Here is an example of new artific… read more Feature | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | October 04, 2018 | By Pratik Kirve Improving Cancer Care with OIMS Research advancements related to usage of radiation oncology in breast cancer and emphasis on quality care along with… read more center_img Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Radiation Oncology Tech at ASTRO 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the  read more Feature | July 10, 2008 | Nick Obradovich RT PACS Streamlines Dynamic Workflow As radiation therapies become more sophisticated, clinicians increasingly rely on OIMS. Technology | Radiation Therapy | July 26, 2018 New RayCare and RayStation Releases on Show at AAPM RaySearch will exhibit its latest advances in radiation therapy treatment planning at the 60th American Association of… read more The LANTIS Oncology Information System by Siemens is a complete electronic medical record (EMR).This year, more than 1.4 million Americans will be cancer patients, according to an American Cancer Society report. Unfortunately, with an aging U.S. population — approximately 17 percent of Americans are over the age of 60, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and millions of Baby Boomers will turn 60 over the next decade — cancer rates won’t be declining anytime soon. While cancer treatments and prevention are leaps ahead from past decades, a more subtle, but important tool critical to oncologists has emerged over the past decade in the form of oncology information management systems (OIMS). OIMS are a critical component for radiation oncologists due to a variety of factors, not the least of which is their ability to manage vast amounts of data — data which is vital to treating cancer and improving patient outcomes.Some experts feel the oncology community is just starting to fully comprehend the possibilities of integrating information systems across the broad spectrum of oncology practices. As the treatments of cancer have become more sophisticated, the need for oncology-specific information systems to keep pace has increased at a swift rate.Why have a centralized repository?According to clinicians who utilize various OIMS, the biggest advantage is having one central repository for all oncology data, yielding a streamlined workflow and improved efficiency. These efficiencies take different forms.One vital component to any OIMS cited by clinicians is the ability to store, archive and have quick access to large amounts of images and other data. Clinicians say this is particularly important due to the prevalence of Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), a high-precision radiotherapy that delivers higher radiation to the tumor while minimizing radiation around the tumor. IGRT requires a large volume of images to precisely plan each individual treatment.Robert Desjardins, administrative director for the Image Guided Radiation Therapy clinic in Latham, NY, uses Varian Medical Systems’ ARIA, an information and image management system designed to aggregate patient data into a single oncology-specific medical chart.“Since 90 to 95 percent of our volume is prostate cancer, we’re doingcone-beam CT on all of our patients,” Desjardins said. “That data is saved into the vision server. At the end of every day, our physician, without having to go anywhere, can go into ARIA and review all the imaging for all of his patients.”“With cone-beam CT, we’re doing thirty to thirty-five patients per day at about 400 megabytes, maybe 250 megabytes, per file, so that adds up extremely quickly,” he said.David Nikolai, a business marketing manager with IMPAC Medical Systems, believes his company’s oncology-specific PACS — the MOSAIQ Oncology PACS — is best suited to handle imaging data.“A typical [oncology department] stores several terabytes a year,” Nikolai said. “Radiology PACS don’t work for oncology workflow. In fact, we found that most PACS couldn’t effectively store and archive these RT objects that are generated by oncology. A lot of times you send those to a radiology PACS and try to retrieve them and they are stripped off because it doesn’t know how to deal with that RT extension of the DICOM standard.”“You’re not having physicians, physicists or therapists running to specific PACS stations every time they want to see an image that was generated by a particular devise for a particular patient. You can pull up the patient record, click a button, and see all the images and treatment that are associated with that patient,” he said.Inefficiencies that were once routine, according to one clinician, disappear with an OIMS.“Our therapists are extremely happy because they don’t have to run around the department looking for a paper chart,” said Kelly Andreou, a dosimetrist with Christiana Care Health System Newark, DE. Christiana uses the LANTIS Oncology Information System by Siemens Medical Solutions. “For me as a dosimetrist, I feel like I can work on another patient’s plan per day [because of LANTIS]. I used to waste about an hour a day chasing a chart.”A patient’s images and health records — including medical health history and general health information — are all factors needed by oncologists to plan radiation therapy treatments.“A patient treatment history in radiotherapy consists of a complex sequence of information,” said Volker Steil, head of medical physics group, department of radiation oncology, University of Medical Centre Mannheim at the University of Heidelberg, in Heidelberg, Germany. “This information is based on images and alphanumeric information and is related to a defined treatment case. The therapist needs this information in structured patient-related design. Having this information on a central system is the most effective way of patient care.”After the radiation oncologist sets the individualized treatment plan using the patient data from the OIMS, the dosimetrist calculates the radiation exposure with the approval of the radiation physicist. The plan is entered into the OIMS. That plan will then be pulled up at the treatment machine.“If you’re working off one central database where everyone is accessing the exact same file, there is no chance for error,” Desjardins said. “That in itself is probably a reason to have an oncology-based system.”The reported results from clinicians who use OIMS include more throughput, reduced time finding images and data and reduced department overtime. Time-consuming physician dictation has decreased an estimated 50-75 percent at his clinic, said Desjardins.Clinicians and vendors have experienced some similar challenges in implementing OIMS, including a hesitancy from departments to completely depart from the use of paper, even if all documents are stored in an OIMS. Newer OIMS sometimes struggle to interface with other programs.OIMS implementationAs with any system implementation affecting multiple parties, implement can be tricky and requires proper planning. Analyzing and evaluating the specific needs of the oncology department to streamline workflow is necessary before implementation of an OIMS can be realized. Both Desjardins and Frank Lohr, M.D., radiation oncologist at the University Medical Centre Mannheim, stress the need to build redundancies in the storage of oncology data, particularly if the department plans on going paperless and filmless.As to whether a phased implementation of an OIMS is preferable or not, clinicians who have gone through the transition offer differing opinions. The University Medical Centre Mannheim made the switch to MOSAIQ Oncology PACS, including going paperless and filmless, in a step-by-step process. Desjardins recommends a full implementation of an OIMS if the situation allows, which is what the Image Guided Radiation Therapy clinic did in 2005.“I think it just takes that upfront resolve to do it,” Desjardins said. “We were very fortunate. Our first day of business, we were treating six patients so we had the luxury of time.” < FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 15, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 3A of RayCare Oncology Information System RaySearch has released RayCare 3A, a new version of the next-generation oncology information system (OIS). RayCare is... read more The LANTIS Oncology Information System by Siemens is a complete electronic medical record (EMR). Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 13, 2018 RaySearch Releases New Version of RayCare OIS RaySearch has released RayCare 2A, the latest version of its flagship oncology information system (OIS). RayCare is... read more News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | April 20, 2018 Elekta Expands Mosaiq Oncology Information System With PalabraApps April 20, 2018 — Elekta announced that it is making a strategic investment in PalabraApps LLC to advance the developm read morelast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Related Content IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | March 31, 2015 Hitachi Aloka Named Exclusive Global Distributor of iVu’s Sofia Whole Breast Ultrasound System Partnership also added Hitachi Aloka transducer technology to Sofia, lowering acquisition and interpretation times News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more center_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more March 31, 2015 — Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd. and iVu Imaging Corp. announced the signing of an agreement making Hitachi Aloka the exclusive global distributor of iVu’s Sofia automated whole breast ultrasound scanner. The agreement represents an expansion of the relationship between the companies based on the early success they have achieved in North America.Mark Stribling, CEO of iVu, explained explain that the two companies have also found technological synergy that improves the performance of SOFIA. “By integrating Hitachi Aloka Medical’s transducer technology into SOFIA, we have been able to overcome what is the single most limiting factor for the adoption of whole breast ultrasound: acquisition and interpretation times.” Stribling said that this product change allows the acquisition of an entire breast volume in 52 seconds and an average image interpretation time of less than two minutes per case.The Sofia system is designed to enable the earlier detection of breast cancer in women with mammographically dense breasts.For more information: www.ivuimaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more last_img read more

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first_imgRegional and global overhaul to benefit members. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will restructure its organisation by consolidating its main divisions and regional operations.Following the guiding principle, ‘Global Development, Regional Delivery’ IATA will regroup activities to better serve the 240 member airlines it represents.IATA’s regional operations will be condensed from seven regional hubs into five; Amman, Beijing, Madrid, Miami and Singapore.IATA’s four externally-focused head office divisions will become five, sharing common stakeholders and focus.These will be Airports, Passenger and Cargo Services, Member and External Relations, Safety and Flight Operations, Financial and Distribution Services & Marketing and Commercial Services.“Strengthening our regional structures where we are closest to our members will help us to understand and meet their needs better,” IATA director general and chief executive Tony Tyler said.“This will optimize our ability to develop, modernise and deliver the global standards which are the foundation of aviation-enabled global connectivity.”Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T.last_img read more

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