10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Pulisic to Chelsea? Another…

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Pulisic to Chelsea? Another…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has offered his opinion on Chelsea’s deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic.Liverpool had been in competition with the Stamford Bridge club to land the American this January, but Klopp cooled his interest in the forward and the Blues swooped.Chelsea opted to loan the American back to Germany until the end of the season, at which point the 20-year-old will link up with his new team.And Klopp said: “[He’s] a really good player, another good player for Chelsea. “I’ve known him for a while and followed him [in his career]. Another really skilled boy playing in England.” last_img read more

a month agoMalta Tourism Authority deny value of Man Utd deal

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Malta Tourism Authority deny value of Man Utd dealby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMalta’s minister for tourism, Konrad Mizzi, has denied reports claiming the department will pay close to €20 million (US$22 million) over three years for its sponsorship deal with Manchester United, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The Premier League outfit agreed a deal with the Maltese government and the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) earlier in September to promote the country as a tourist destination. The agreement will see the Visit Malta brand given advertising space at Old Trafford, United’s home stadium, and also publicity via the club’s digital marketing channels,It was first reported by the Times pf Malta on 23rd September that the contract is valued at €20 million over three years.However, Mizzi has branded the report as ‘fake news’ in a series of posts on social media, while also describing the valuation of the deal as ‘meaningless and extraordinary’. The MTA has since released its own statement refuting the Times report.’The article is clearly based on the journalist’s own speculation and assumptions, in an attempt to create a negative aura around the partnership agreement concluded between the MTA, Visit Malta, and Manchester United,’ the statement read.’Although the cost of the actual partnership is commercially sensitive, the figure invented by the said journalist is a complete fabrication and nowhere close to the actual committed funding, which is in line with the Malta Tourism Authority’s marketing budget.’According to the Times of Malta, a source told the newspaper that the deal was ‘directly negotiated between the MTA officials and Manchester United’s commercial arm and no agents were involved’. last_img read more

Parents and Teachers Encouraged to Use Maths to Equip Students with Reasoning Skills

first_imgDr. McLean said the hope is that children coming through the education system will not only be effective learners at school but will continue as critical and independent thinkers after they leave school.She reminded that the upcoming Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations will include mathematics.Dr. McLean said the Ministry has organised and will participate in several activities from March 24 to 29 as part of National Mathematics Week.These include The Mico University College International Mathematics Teaching Summit, to be held from March 25 to 27 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, featuring international presenters with expertise in mathematics and the teaching of the subject from Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States; and the National Mathematics Exposition at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, on Friday (March 29).National Mathematics Week is being observed under the theme ‘Math Counts’. “As one of the key learning areas in our school curriculum, mathematics education aims not only to provide students with mathematical knowledge but also to equip them with the necessary skills, so that they can develop the capabilities to learn and the confidence to face the challenges of the knowledge-based society,” she added. In recognition of National Mathematics Week, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, is encouraging educators, parents and guardians to use the subject of mathematics to equip students with the logical reasoning skills they need. In recognition of National Mathematics Week, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, is encouraging educators, parents and guardians to use the subject of mathematics to equip students with the logical reasoning skills they need.Speaking at the launch of National Mathematics Week at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on March 25, Dr. McLean said in this technologically complex and highly competitive era, “we need to equip students with logical reasoning skills, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways, which students can learn from doing mathematics”.“As one of the key learning areas in our school curriculum, mathematics education aims not only to provide students with mathematical knowledge but also to equip them with the necessary skills, so that they can develop the capabilities to learn and the confidence to face the challenges of the knowledge-based society,” she added.Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean (right), speaks at the launch of National Mathematics Week on Monday (March 25), at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew. At left are educators who were present at the launch.center_img Speaking at the launch of National Mathematics Week at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on March 25, Dr. McLean said in this technologically complex and highly competitive era, “we need to equip students with logical reasoning skills, problem-solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways, which students can learn from doing mathematics”. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Marrakech Hospital Performs Liver Transplant, First of Its Kind in Africa

Rabat – Mohammed VI University Hospital Center (CHU) in Marrakech successfully performed a liver transplant for a patient suffering from viral post-hepatitis B cirrhosis, becoming the first successful liver transplant of this type in Africa.This transplant, the seventh of its kind in the world, was carried out by the University Hospital liver transplant committee in collaboration with the hepatobiliary surgery team at Beaujon Hospital, according to a statement from the CHU.Each of two sisters donated parts of their livers to their 56 year-old brother, who was suffering complications related to cirrhosis viral post-hepatitis B for many years. The surgery, which took place under good conditions, lasted for 14 hours. The first four hours to ensure the removal of both left livers from the donors, and ten hours to perform the transplant, said the statement. The two donors and the recipient are currently in surgical recovery to ensure proper care.“This is a noble act of donating a part of the liver, and is considered the only treatment to save the life of the recipient who is suffering from hepatic cirrhosis,” said the same source. read more

UNmanaged fund to allocate 33 million for lifesaving assistance in South Sudan

Throughout the end of the year, people displaced by violence, returnees, refugees and vulnerable host communities will draw assistance for the funds to receive clean water and sanitation, education, healthcare, mine clearance and protection. The funds will also pay for key logistics and emergency telecommunications in deep field locations. “The money will help people in South Sudan who have been worst affected by violence, disease and displacement. Our goal is to make sure aid gets to those who need it most and as quickly as possible,” said Toby Lanzer, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan.According to a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, more than 4 million people are affected by food insecurity in South Sudan, over 70,000 have been internally displaced since the beginning of the year and the country currently hosts some 220,000 refugees, mostly from Sudan.The CHF is a tool that provides funding for urgent humanitarian action and rapid response to emergencies. Donors contribute revenue over the course of the year for onward allocation to aid agencies when resources are needed most. “To date, the CHF has not channelled resources towards food assistance, as the scale of those requirements would have depleted the fund’s resources. Organizations distributing food, therefore, rely on other funding to meet the needs of the most vulnerable food-insecure,” continued Mr. Lanzer.Since January, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Norway Sweden and the United Kingdom have all provided generously to the fund. With the new allocation of $33 million, the CHF will have channelled around $90 million to non-governmental organizations and UN agencies in 2013. “Across South Sudan, the World Food Programme is helping around 1.7 million people, but it requires an additional $84 million to be able to reach all of the estimated 2.85 million people it has planned to help this year,” concluded Lanzer. read more

Few QBs As Good As Andrew Luck Have Left The Game So

It’s hard to find historical comparisons for Luck’s retirementBest quarterbacks through their age-29 season (according to Approximate Value) who didn’t play again after age 29, 1960-2018 Even in a sport where early retirements are all the rage in recent seasons, this one shocked the NFL world. On Saturday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck had informed the team he was retiring because he was “mentally worn down”: 5David Woodley1980-8558533711.2 8Joey Harrington2002-078176336.9 32John Hadl1962-69112827815.2 2Cam Newton2011-1812312212216.0 3Fran Tarkenton1961-6912611912116.3 19Randall Cunningham1985-9297858616.2 5Brett Favre1991-9811310910916.0 1Peyton Manning1998-0512812813316.6 30Bert Jones1973-8083777916.4 17Steve McNair1995-02103958814.8 29John Elway1983-89100987912.9 RankQuarterbackSeasonsGamesStartsTotal AVPer 16 Starts 8Russell Wilson2012-17969610016.7 2Andrew Luck2012-1886867914.7 13Ken Anderson1971-78104968914.8 6Matt Ryan2008-1411011010114.7 15Joe Namath1965-7291858916.8 9Tim Couch1999-036259328.7 21Joe Flacco2008-141121128311.9 Luck’s career was off to an all-time great startBest quarterbacks through their age-29 season according to Approximate Value, 1960-2018 And that number might be understating Luck’s value. Because he missed so many games, he averaged 14.7 AV per 16 starts through age 29, the 19th-most of anyone on the list above, and more than contemporaries like Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and Brady.Luck shined in other metrics as well. As ProFootballFocus noted after the news of Luck’s retirement, he was a fixture atop their player grades, which try to measure player performance independent of teammate contributions. (Last season, he ranked third in the NFL behind Brees and Patrick Mahomes.) According to ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating, Luck ranked fifth last season; for their part, Football Outsiders ranked him seventh in total value.We’ve seen stars at other positions, like wide receiver Calvin Johnson (who retired after his age-30 season) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (age 29) walk away from the NFL in their primes. But it is exceedingly rare for a quarterback of Luck’s caliber to leave the game before age 30. If we limit our ranking above to quarterbacks who never played another game after their age-29 season, Luck has the second-most career AV, coming in ahead of former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick — whose exile from the NFL was not by choice — and trailing only ex-Cardinals starter Neil Lomax: 7Vince Young2006-1160503611.5 35Andy Dalton2011-1693937312.6 12Daunte Culpepper1999-0685849117.3 Seasonal age is as of Dec. 31 of the season in question.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 7Matthew Stafford2009-1712512510012.8 16Steve Grogan1975-8299928815.3 26Bob Griese1967-7494908014.2 Seasonal age is as of Dec. 31 of the season in question.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 23Jim Zorn1976-8294928114.1 RankQuarterbackSeasonsGamesStartsTotal AVPer 16 Starts 24Troy Aikman1989-9598988013.1 (And here we were thinking that Antonio Brown was the NFL superstar most likely to retire abruptly this preseason…)Luck, who won’t turn 30 until September, had already compiled one of the greatest-ever starts to a quarterback career. The No. 1 overall pick from the 2012 draft picked up the reins from the recently departed Peyton Manning in Indianapolis and immediately led the Colts to the playoffs in his first three seasons, reaching the AFC Championship in the 2014 season. But injuries soon disrupted his storybook narrative. He missed more than half of the 2015 season with a string of injuries and all of 2017 after undergoing shoulder surgery. Prior to Saturday’s announcement, he had sat out all of preseason due to a lingering leg injury.When he was on the field, though, the numbers spoke for themselves. Through his age-29 season,1All ages in this story will use Pro-Football-Reference.com’s convention of measuring a player’s “seasonal age” as of Dec. 31 of a season. Luck already had the 84th-most yards, 68th-most touchdowns and 95th-most Approximate Value (AV)2Pro-Football-Reference’s rough way of synthesizing a player’s cumulative value into a single number. of any passer in NFL history. Just looking at seasons before age 30, Luck had about the same AV as John Elway, Joe Montana and Tom Brady: 18Aaron Rodgers2005-1285788818.1 4Dan Marino1983-9011911711415.6 25Tom Brady2000-0696948013.6 28Joe Montana1979-85103798016.2 27Donovan McNabb1999-0594888014.5 3Colin Kaepernick2011-1669584913.5 14Boomer Esiason1984-90101938915.3 6Pat Haden1976-8165553610.5 1Neil Lomax1981-881081018213.0 9Drew Brees2001-081071069514.3 22Neil Lomax1981-881081018213.0 4Josh Freeman2009-1562614110.8 20Philip Rivers2004-1084808416.8 10Ben Roethlisberger2004-111141139513.5 34Terry Bradshaw1970-7797877313.4 11Drew Bledsoe1993-011241239111.8 Unlike Kaepernick, who probably still could play if given the chance (hello, Colts?), Lomax was forced to retire young because of an arthritic hip. He’s not a player many remember nowadays, but he was a Pro Bowler twice, and he led the NFL in passing yards in 1987. Beyond him, Luck and Kaepernick, it’s hard to find any other comparable examples of good QBs who never played a down in their 30s. That’s a big part of what makes Luck’s abrupt decision to walk away from the game on the eve of the 2019 season so surprising.Now the Colts will have to move on without one of the best quarterbacks in the league. With Luck — and his +208 QB rating (relative to a replacement-level undrafted rookie) in our new quarterback-adjusted Elo rating system — we had the Colts rated as the ninth-best team in the NFL, with a 1564 rating (which roughly equates to 9.2 wins per 16 games against a typical schedule). Now they’ll be left with Jacoby Brissett, whose Elo value over replacement is +108.3Also worth noting: the Colts went 4-11 with Brissett starting instead of Luck in 2017. That drop-off leaves the Colts rated with a 1479 Elo, which ranks only 21st in the league and carries an expectation of 7.5 wins against an average schedule.But Luck ultimately made his decision, which he called the hardest of his life, because he had lost his love for the game. “I haven’t been able to live the life I want to live,” he said Saturday night. “It’s taken the joy out of this game … the only way forward for me is to remove myself from football.” The result is a huge loss — for the Colts, but also for a league that will be missing one of the most promising young quarterbacks to ever play the game. 10Steve Fuller1979-8690423212.2 31Andrew Luck2012-1886867914.7 33Dan Fouts1973-8096897413.3 read more

Ohio State hires former Michigan soccer assistant coach Ian Gordona

Men’s soccer assistant coach Ian Gordona.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s soccer team has hired a former rival coach to try and kick start the program.The Buckeyes announced the hiring of former Michigan assistant Ian Gordona Monday, appointing him to the same position in Columbus. According to an OSU press release, he will also assume the role of recruiting director.Gordona, who spent the last two seasons at Michigan, helped guide the Wolverines to back-to-back winning seasons after a dismal 2011 season when the Wolverines finished 5-14-1 overall.Regardless of his recent affiliation with a heated rival, Gordona earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State in June of 2003 in history. Since then, he has coached 113 All-Americans, 66 Youth National Team players, 51 professionals and six National Players of the Year on top of four national championship teams.Gordona’s recent success has  coach John Bluem excited for his return to Columbus.“We are delighted to have Ian join the staff,” Bluem said in the press release. “He is an excellent young coach, tremendous motivator and fantastic recruiter. He is a remarkable evaluator of young talent and will lead the way in our future recruiting efforts. He has incredible work ethic and will provide a strong role model for our student athletes.”Gordona is set to replace Taly Goode, who spent four seasons with the Buckeyes. Goode “left the program to move on to other opportunities,” OSU spokesman Alex Morando said in an email.According to Morando, Gordona’s salary is $47,000, while Goode’s was $40,609. Outside of football and men’s basketball, Morando said OSU does not have contracts for assistant coaches.Gordona, who was not immediately made available for comment, released the following statement in the press release.“It’s an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to be a part of The Ohio State University and the athletic department,” Gordona said. “I feel fortunate and humbled to have the opportunity to work with the men’s soccer program under the direction of coach Bluem and coach (Frank) Speth, as well as learn from the minds of the other great coaches this university has within its athletic department. My desire is to help build this program back to national prominence.”The Buckeyes finished the 2013 season with a 5-8-4 record – and won just one Big Ten game.OSU is scheduled to kick off its 2014 fall season Aug. 17 against West Virginia in an exhibition game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Parents outrage over school ban on running in playground

first_imgDr Tim Cook Dr Tim Cook Parents of children at a primary school in Cornwall launched a petition last week calling for a ban on running in the playground to be overturned.The running ban at Hillfort Primary School in Liskeard was introduced by headmaster Dr Tim Cook in order to prevent injury. As part of the same initiative a new set of break time activities, including Lego, Jenga and dancing, was introduced in an effort to reduce ‘negative behaviours’.More than 150 parents signed the petition, which urged the school to “enable and empower children’s right and freedom to run freely through spontaneous, child led play, in the playground during lunch time break. Credit:Google Maps “Stopping children running during free play due to bumping into each other is health and safety gone mad,” it continued.“Do not allow ‘health and safety’ to remove the liberty to spontaneously run in the playground during imaginative and child-led play.“Please look at and consider alternative options to reduce risk, as required without removing liberty to move freely during play.“Please consider staggered lunch break times, extending the size of the playground to meet the needs of pupils or other creative alternatives to removing the right to play freely in the playground.”Headmaster Dr Cook defended the ban and stressed that children are still permitted to run in some areas.center_img In a letter to parents he said: “What we have done is to stop running directly across the playground where some children had been hurt by others running into one another.“Children are now more confident to play on the traditional playground games (e.g. hopscotch) which are in the centre of the playground.  We think this is because children know they won’t be knocked into.“In the three days that we have been running this new set of activities, the children seem to have enjoyed them and negative behaviours have reduced significantly.“As ever, we will review the provision over the next couple of weeks like we would do any policy.“This decision has been taken in the interests of children’s safety and I hope that parents/carers will support this.”Leah Browning,whose son attends the school and who organised the online petition, has since retracted it following discussions with the Dr Cook. Hillfort Primary Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Natural Resouces Fund should be protected by majority in the National

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUS$18M signing bonus: Govt should have come clean, instead of lying- Fmr SpeakerDecember 11, 2017In “Crime”US$18M oil bonus: ‘There was no intention to deceive but no need to make it public’- says PresidentDecember 13, 2017In “Business”Consultations continue on draft management plan for Shell BeachNovember 14, 2014In “Business” The Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), now being referred to as the Natural Resources Fund (NRF), should be monitored and protected by two thirds of the National Assembly, according to Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram.Ram made this call earlier today (Friday), at the inaugural Guyana Energy Forum (GEF) organised by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), at Duke Lodge, Kingston, Georgetown, where he expressed fear that legislation is being adjusted to suit serving Government officials.“This act, the Natural Resource Fund Act, you pass it one day, you can unpass it the next day. Where is the protection? Where is the guarantee? That not even one seat majority will take all kind of politics that we have in this country, that we’ve had for so very long , whenever they feel like, they change the law,” Ram stated.It is because of this Ram pointed to the need for the Act to be monitored by Members of the Parliament.“The Natural Resource Fund should be protected by the majority in the National Assembly, the problem is that you got to change Article 164 to address that and you need a referendum,” Ram put forth.The ‘Green Paper’ which details the doings of Government with the earnings from, not only the oil industry but several other areas related to natural resources, was released back in August.The Government said in its Green Paper that it would be an unwise decision to spread the limited expertise and experience in fund management in Guyana across two separate funds.It added too that the costs of managing two funds would be much higher than those of managing a single fund. As such, the Coalition Administration considers that it is most efficient to have a single fund – namely the Natural Resource Fund.(More details on the GCCI’s energy forum to be provided later)  read more

Bioluminescent Algae Could Paint the Town Blue

first_imgStay on target From oil lamps to LED bulbs, electric lighting has come a long way.Now, Danish researchers hope to take it even further by using nature’s own torch: bioluminescent algae.Two scientists at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) are attempting to map the bioluminescence pathway in algae—which could one day illuminate whole cities.Defined as the production and emission of light by a living organism, bioluminescence is common among marine and terrestrial creatures.Ever catch fireflies in the summer? Or spot a glow-worm crawling through your garden? Somewhere inside those bugs, a chemical reaction generates a magically vibrant fluorescence that’s hard to ignore.Scientists have identified the luciferase enzyme, which coacts with the light-emitting molecule luciferin to create that powerful glow.As seen in dinoflagellates—micro algae that emit a strong blue gleam when shaken.When the marine plankton registers a disturbance, a chain of cellular chemical processes cause its pH levels to drop, activating the luciferase enzymes, which bind to the luciferin and transfer energy via oxidation.This release of energy from luciferin causes that brilliant blue light.This bright blue light could illuminate cities in the future (via Mikal Schlosser)The biosynthetic pathway to luciferin, however, remains a mystery; it has so far only been shown theoretically, and not by experiment.But DTU associate professor Henrik Toft Simonsen and graduate student Kristian Ejlsted are on the case.“Bioluminescent algae are the first stage in the development of biological light,” the pair wrote in an article published by ScienceNordic. “But there are some clear challenges when using algae in a lamp.”Algae must be disturbed into motion before they illuminate, and only remain lit for a relatively short period. Which, unless you’re constantly prodding a street light, could prove problematic.“To produce biological lamps that can illuminate throughout the night without movement means that we need to think along entirely new lines,” Simonsen and Ejlsted said.The DTU duo are currently working to identify which genes are used to emit light, and how to transfer them to other, longer-lasting photosynthetic organisms.“We are not there yet and it will take many years of research,” they wrote. “But just imagine stepping out into a city in the future, bathed in a blue light produced by plants.”Sounds pretty enchanting to me. Ambio is a light that requires no power, only bacteriaGeek Answers: How does bioluminescence work? center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Watch Poop Tornado Destroys Homes After Sewer Line Blockage

first_img A “poop tornado” damaged homes in Massachusetts last week after a sewer line blockage caused raw feces to violently spew out of toilets and splatter everywhere.On Thursday morning, the “poop tornado” hit four residences in Melrose, Massachusetts, Fox News reported. Witnesses described the incident as a “crazy scene” without warning, and unfortunately, some homeowners will have to spend thousands of dollars to get rid of the sewage that destroyed their living spaces.SEWAGE BACKUP: People who live on Brazil St in Melrose say the DPW overpresurrized a blocked line which caused sewage to back up in to their homes. The residents say they have to shell out $ for cleanup until insurance covers. One resident caught it all on camera. @7News pic.twitter.com/e3kVWYZH7X— Alex DiPrato (@AlexDiPrato) June 21, 2019“I was getting ready for work and then I heard a bubble,” Siliva Ortiz, a resident, told WHDH in an interview. “It was a crazy scene. It literally just spun and flowed out.”Some Melrose residents dealing with massive sewage backup into their homes. Major cleanup with extensive damage to floors and walls. And they say they felt “stranded” by the city. #WCVB pic.twitter.com/C9xJdtL2Bz— Sera Congi (@seracongi) June 21, 2019The “poop tornado” ruined most of Ortiz’s home, including her entire bathroom, floors, and walls, and also destroyed her wedding dress, The Boston Globe noted. Ortiz will have to pay $8,000 to get rid of the sewage mess as well, and she was very annoyed that it took the city of Melrose 24 hours to respond when she needed help after the gross incident.“I pretty much told [the city], ‘I don’t know what’s more disgusting: the feces in my living room or the way the city is responding to it,’” Ortiz told The Boston Globe.Massachusetts residents see ‘tornado of poop’ after sewer line blockage https://t.co/0Xw7xq653L pic.twitter.com/wF2qAQ7QpV— Johnny Brightman (@Johnnybrightman) June 25, 2019In a statement to WHDH, Melrose Mayor Gail Infurna said city workers who responded to a call about a possible underground blockage on Brazil Street on Thursday discovered that the main sewer line had a blockage, which resulted in the entire system becoming backed up and causing the “poop tornado.” The blockage has been repaired and the city is still trying to figure out what caused the messy scenario in the first place.“Our top priority right now is the safety and well-being of the residents of Brazil Street,” Infurna said in a statement to WHDH. “I have directed my staff to assist residents with emergency accommodations and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.”More on Geek.com:Researchers Use Rats to Find Out Why Coffee Makes Us PoopYou Can Buy a Kentucky Derby Winner’s Poop Online for $200Climate Change Could Melt Tons of Human Poop at Denali National Park Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on targetlast_img read more

ExGermany star blames Guardiola for nations downfall

first_imgHans-Peter Briegel reckons Germany’s struggles began after Pep Guardiola took charge of Bayern Munich in 2013The Catalan coach enjoyed a brilliant three-year spell in Munich, which saw his possession-based style of football lead Bayern to three straight Bundesliga titles.Germany stars Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Philip Lahm (now retired), Mario Gotze, Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos were all at Bayern when Guardiola arrived.Now Briegel believes that Guardiola’s obsession with possession-based football effectively brainwashed the German squad.“We no longer follow a simple principle – that the result in football is more important than to control the game,” Briegel told La Repubblica.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“Since Guardiola came to Bayern, something has changed,”“We have had the impression that we need 75 per cent of the possession to win, but only having control of the ball is not enough to get a good result.”“The recent history and also the World Champion France have shown that you can also win if you give the opponent the ball and even have below 50 per cent of the possession.”Germany were relegated from Group A1 in the UEFA Nations League over the weekend.This comes following their group stage exit at the 2018 World Cup in the summer at Russia.last_img read more

Visa Program Benefiting Redevelopment Projects under Scrutiny of Lawmakers

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Lawmakers are considering tightening a federal program which has provided a significant source of financing for base redevelopment projects in California.The EB-5 visa program grants 10,000 visas annually to foreigners and their families who have invested $1 million in projects in the United States that create at least 10 jobs, or who have invested $500,000 if the money supports areas of high unemployment.Two San Francisco reuse projects have benefited tremendously from the program. Lennar Urban has obtained nearly $300 million through the EB-5 program for its redevelopment of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and adjacent Candlestick Point, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. The site’s reuse plan calls for 10,500 units of housing to be built over the next two decades and 3 million square feet of office space.Lennar has raised about $200 million through the program for the redevelopment of Treasure Island, which is expected to create 8,000 homes, including 2,000 affordable units.Critics of the EB-5 program, however, point to a number of shortcomings since it was created in 1990. Questions have been raised about the screening of applicants by the Department of Homeland Security. In a number of cases, prosperous areas have been deemed eligible to accept investments under the program intended to bolster impoverished locales.And now lawmakers from both parties are proposing reforms to the program. Legislation under consideration would raise investment thresholds, increase oversight and restrict the gerrymandering of the defined employment areas so developers cannot connect prime real estate in downtown neighborhoods to underutilized areas miles away, according to the story.“I’m not against the program, but I do have issues,” said Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), whose bill also includes creation of a visa category for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.One vociferous proponent of the program is Patrick Hogan, who began pooling investments under the initiative for base redevelopment projects in California. Closed bases are ideal investment targets for the program, with their vast infrastructure needs and potential for economic development, according to Hogan, president of CMB Regional Centers.“There wasn’t a single Amazon employee in the whole state of California until we built two 1 million-square-foot facilities on the former Norton Air Force Base,” Hogan said. “Now they employ something like 2,500 people, and I didn’t claim a single one of those jobs,” he said.last_img read more

Meet on neglect of South India tomorrow

first_imgOsmania University: A round-table on how south India has been neglected by the rulers at the Centre will be held by South India Political and Advocates JAC on August 13 at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram in Bhaglingampally.A poster regarding the same was released in Osmania University on Sunday. OU Sc/St cell director Prof Gali Vinod Kumar said the JAC would fight against the attitude of Central government. “Supreme court bench should be constituted in Hyderabad. Hyderabad should be made the second capital city of India. Andhra Pradesh should be given special status. Telangana should be given special package. All competitive exams should be conducted in both English and regional languages,” he added. JAC representatives Dr Modi Ramana, Balu Naik, Bala, Ambedkar, Ashok, Lalu Naik, Susheel Kumar, Rajeshwari, Jaganadam, Raju, Sudharshan, Mallesh Naik and others were present.last_img read more

Space Jam 2 with LeBron James has been willed into existence

first_imgA sequel to the 1996 movie about Michael Jordan being drafted into an intergalactic Looney Tunes conflict that revolved around playing monsters in basketball is something that some never thought would happen. For years, rumors and rumblings have echoed through the halls of social network irony: they’re going to make a Space Jam 2.Last July, LeBron James’ company SpringHill Entertainment signed a deal with Warner Bros and the rumors suddenly had a new basketball star to attach themselves too. Against all logic, Space Jam 2 with LeBron James seems to have been willed into existence.If you try and trace LeBron’s connection to the project, that’s when the whole thing looks like it was some passing joke made a reality. In early 2014, we thought we’d be getting a Space Jam sequel from the sons of Dick Ebersol an NBC executive who would produce NFL events and big sports happenings like the Olympics. Charlie Ebersol was going to produce the debut screenplay from his brother Willie Erbersol and Warner Bros was going to pick it up. At the time, LeBron James was mentioned as the featured star, but James’ representation squashed the rumor, saying they’d never heard of it.A few months after the Ebersol’s Space Jam scheme was busted up, the South Florida Sun Sentinel actually asked LeBron if he was going to be in a Space Jam sequel, which he denied having heard about. Although he didn’t seem opposed to the idea, telling the papper: “ If I have the opportunity, it will be great. But that’s news to me.”James received positive reviews when he appeared in a featured role in Amy Schumer’s romantic comedy Trainwreck last year, giving the basketball star some evidence that his acting chops and his personal brand might extend beyond the basketball court. That lead to the aforementioned deal between LeBron’s company and Warner Bros. Now, it’s looking a lot like Space Jam 2 might happen…even though it’s unclear if anyone asked for it.  Justin Lin – he who saved The Fast and The Furious franchise – is attached to direct with a new pair of writers who aren’t the sons of a sports broadcaster.Space Jam, the original, is more of a marketing marvel than an actually good movie. Hilariously described on its Wikipedia page as “an alternate story of what happened between [Michael] Jordan’s initial retirement from the NBA in 1993 and his comeback in 1995” the movie is actually just like any other NBA star-pushing property of the time. Take any Shaquille O’Neil movie as a comparison, like Steel or Kazaam, and Space Jam just skinned its movie with Looney Tunes instead of a DC superhero and a genie. Space Jam – for better or for worse – is a basketball movie with a basketball star in it, even if he did take a few years off to play baseball.Michael Jordan’s Space Jam made a hit-making $230 million at the box office in 1996 dollars, and the soundtrack album went six times platinum. The movie invented the idea that R. Kelly was an artist capable of crossover hits and the idea that you could end your film with an unexpected Bill Murray cameo and get away with it. Wayne Knight was still a thing back then. You know, Newman…Dennis Nedry? Whatever.The point being that a Space Jam movie is going to end up as a marketing movie, and the best thing we can hope for is that what it ends up selling us is a revitalized Looney Tunes line-up. After the animated shorts essentially concluded in 1969, Bugs Bunny and company saw a semi-revival in the early-to-mid 90s as the license evolved into new products, be it Tiny Toon Adventures with the help of Steven Spielberg or Six Flags theme park branding with the help of lucrative business deals. Space Jam was as much a part of that as it was part of NBA stars trying to cross over into cinema.Could we be entering a third wave of Looney Tunes? Space Jam 2 is a possible start point, I’d imagine the NBA has more fans than the original Looney Tunes at the moment. There’s also news that Warner Bros has greenlit a Speedy Gonzales movie treatment after pulling that character back from the public eye to avoid needlessly offending Mexicans and Mexican Americans. If Speedy is coming back and the MonStars are coming back, maybe there’s hope for all your favorite Looney Tunes?But there isn’t hope for the Quad City DJs, right? We’re done with them?last_img read more


first_imgPACS Artificial Intelligence Adoption in Radiology and Cardiology is Focus of June Conference The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into medicine has by far been the hottest topic at nearly all medical conferences for radiology, cardiology and several other subspecialties over the past two… News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile June 7, 2019 — Picture archiving and communication… read more News | PACS | June 18, 2019 Washington Open MRI Chooses RamSoft’s PowerServer RIS/PACS June 18, 2019 — Washington Open MRI (WOMRI) has selected RamSoft’s PowerServer… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution,… read more Sponsored Content 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. and the… read more One of several 3-D printed models at Stratasys booth during RSNA 2018. 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Sponsored Content | Blog | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 07, 2019 | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant BLOG: Why Interoperability Is Essential When Transferring Patient Images … read more Blog | RSNA | November 27, 2018 RSNA 2018 Tuesday — Real Meets Virtual and AI For medical practice to advance, efforts to make this practice more efficient must not come at the expense of… read more VIDEO: How Hospitals Should Prepare for Artificial Intelligence Implementation Paul Chang, M.D., professor of radiology, vice chair of radiology informatics and medical director for enterprise imaging, University of Chicago, explains some of the issues with artificial intelligence (AI) and… 12345PreviousNext Blog | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 07, 2019 BLOG: Why Interoperability Is Essential When Transferring Patient… … read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS August 9, 2019 — Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt… read more Blog | PACS | October 22, 2018 How PACS Can Contribute To Success Efficiency is the root of value-based medicine. read more Sponsored Content News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box June 26, 2019 — Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer June 20, 2019 — Advanced… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. But this information is… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy July 29, 2019 — Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital… read more 123456789…next › News | Enterprise Imaging | June 17, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Introduces New Financing Services Program for Exa Enterprise Imaging June 17, 2019 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. announced a new financing services program for the company’s… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite July 5, 2019 — Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis July 2, 2019 — DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis… read more Illustration courtesy of Konica Minolta PACS, or picture archive communications systems are a computer network for digitized radiological images and reports.last_img read more

Injury may keep Costa Ricas star goalkeeper Keylor Navas out of the

first_imgAn inflammation of the Achilles tendon could leave Costa Rica’s (andReal Madrid‘s) star goalkeeper Keylor Navas off the national team that currently is preparing for CONCACAF’s Gold Cup next month in the United States.Navas on Wednesday will undergo medical and physical evaluations to decide whether he can continue training for the tournament or if he must return to Spain to receive treatment by Real Madrid doctors.Adrián Gutiérrez, president of Costa Rica’s National Teams Committee, and also a doctor, said Navas’ situation will depend on a decision made by the national team’s medical staff.“We need to discuss this with the team’s orthopedist. I also plan to meet with the team’s other physicians, with coach [Paulo César] Wanchope and with Keylor to evaluate his case, and then we will talk to Real Madrid’s people to make a final decision,” Gutiérrez told the press on Tuesday.He said that the chronic injury is caused by playing several concurrent matches. Gutiérrez said Navas has not obtained proper rest in the past 24 months, due to an intense schedule with Costa Rica’s national men’s team, known as La Sele, and with his last two clubs, Levante UD and Real Madrid.Navas had a similar problem during FIFA’s World Cup last year in Brazil and was close to missing one of the matches. In the end, he overcame the pain and became Costa Rica’s top player at a tournament where La Sele finished eighth among 32 national teams.If doctors say Navas is not in good condition to play in the Gold Cup, the team’s starting goalkeeper likely would be AZ Alkmaar’s Esteban Alvarado. La Sele’s roster includes Deportivo Saprissa goalie Danny Carvajal and Alajuelense Patrick Pemberton. Coach Wanchope registered all of them to participate in the CONCACAF tournament scheduled to start on July 7.Real Madrid will begin the preseason in 24 days under the command of a new coach, Rafael Benítez, who has stated that he is counting on Navas for the next La Liga season in Spain.AFP contributed to this report. Facebook Comments Related posts:New-look Costa Rica football team headed in right direction: 3 thoughts from Óscar Ramírez’s debut Costa Rica impresses in 1-0 win over United States Costa Rica’s La Sele throttles Jamaica 3-0 Costa Rica humiliates the United States 4-0 in World Cup qualifierlast_img read more

roomsXML – New Features and Optimised for Business

first_imgroomsXML have launched a new business-focused dashboard for agents roomsXML has added new features to underpin better business for agents learn more about roomsXML.com hereSource = roomsXML.com For more information visit www.roomsxml.com Click here to meet the new roomsXML team members Mark Luckey, roomsXML Pacific MD says “Agents are busy and want well-priced and efficient wholesale partnerships they can rely on. We consulted agents to design and implement a practical, functional entry point underpinned by powerful and integrated back-end technology.”Matt Paterson, roomsXML CSM says “For months we collated phone calls and customer service queries to put the most relevant and important information available in one click.“Agents come to roomsXML to search, book, modify an existing booking or query. Those functions are available once logged in. Whilst we are happy to answer the phone, agents have told us that they would prefer to self-help in the first instance.roomsXML’s “Real Rewards”, progress is now also on the front page. Sasha Luckey, National BDM says “Real Rewards is the best returning rewards program. Agents love the tangible, real dollar value. This enhancement makes Real Rewards more accessible and gives an agent a clear view on their progress.”The dashboard enhancements include accessible searching for existing bookings, a list of bookings requiring payment as well as customer service updates from roomsXML’s award-winning CRM platform.“We’ve helped agents communicate with their customers through the launch of Q-Push.  The new dashboard demonstrates roomsXML’s commitment to helping agents do great business.”last_img read more

Campaign Clean India launched by the Tourism Ministry

first_imgMinistry of Tourism has launched the ‘Campaign Clean India’ to sensitise all sections of society on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in public places particularly monuments and tourist destinations. This Campaign is to be sustained through adoption and involvement of private and public sector stakeholders as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It is a voluntary scheme and no funds have been allocated by the Government for this campaign.India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has adopted Qutab Minar in Delhi and a MoU has been signed between Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and the Ministry of Tourism for undertaking various works at Taj Mahal, Agra under this campaign.Further, Ministry of Tourism has operationalise two new Plan Schemes of Swadesh Darshan and PRASAD from 2014 – 15. Under these schemes the Ministry provides financial support for infrastructure development including wayside amenities, garbage bins, sewerage/effluent disposal, etc.last_img read more

FHFA Price Index Flat in April

first_img June 25, 2014 471 Views The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its latest home price measure this week, reinforcing a theme of slowing increases reported in similar gauges.According to the agency, home prices showed no change month-over-month in April, down from an increase of 0.7 percent the month prior.FHFA’s index compares to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Indices, which showed a monthly price increase of 1.1 percent among the nation’s top 20 markets. Also released earlier in the week was Black Knight Financial Services’ Home Price Index, which found prices were up 0.9 percent over the month.Because FHFA’s measure uses information from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, it excludes high-end jumbo sales and loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration and is often thought of as a more accurate gauge of “middle-class” home prices.Of the nine census divisions, FHFA reports seasonally adjusted monthly price changes range from -1.3 percent in the New England division to a small 0.6 percent gain in the East South Central division. Four of the nine divisions posted declines from March.Year-over-year, changes were positive in all divisions, ranging from 1.7 percent in the Middle Atlantic to 10.7 percent in the Pacific.Overall, FHFA reported a 5.9 percent pickup in its index year-on-year, putting it down 6.9 percent from its April 2007 peak. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, News Sharecenter_img FHFA Home Prices S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices 2014-06-25 Tory Barringer FHFA Price Index Flat in Aprillast_img read more