At Least 100000 People Attend Muhammed Alis Funeral

By Lee KainoelaniRabat – Boxing legend, Muhammed Ali, has been laid to rest in his hometown in the state of Kentucky, U.S.A., according to Al Jazeera.Ali died last week at the age of 74. The funeral procession followed was attended by tens of thousands of fans. At least 100,000 people lined the streets to say their final goodbyes to Ali, according to the Associated Press. Ali’s private burial ceremony, on Friday at Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery, was followed by a memorial. Many world leaders attended the private burial, including former US president Bill Clinton.As the interfaith service went about, a crowd of up to 15,000 people burst into applause, chanting, “Ali! Ali!” when a Muslim religious leader welcomed the audience to “the home of the people’s champ”.In his tribute, Clinton said Ali “is truly a free man of faith”.Lonnie Ali, widow of the legend, said her husband was “proof that adversity can make you stronger”, growing up in a segregated country.Pastor of a Louisville church, Kevin Cosby, said Ali “dared to love America’s most unloved race”, referring to African-Americans.People lined the streets, throwing flowers, and shouting, “Ali! Ali!”, as the hearse carrying his body left the funeral home, while others carried banners and photos of Ali.Lawrence Montgomery, a former neighbor of Ali, said that he has “mixed emotions”, knowing that Ali, who was suffering from the debilitating Parkinson’s disease for decades, is no longer in pain, according to Al Jazeera.“He was a marvelous young man. Very cordial and playful,” Montgomery said, recalling that as a child Ali already wanted to be a boxer.The funeral procession took place on Muhammed Ali Boulevard, and ended with a private burial ceremony before the public memorial service at the KFC Yum! Center, a sports arena in Louisville, Kentucky.Actor Will Smith, who played the three-time heavyweight world champion in the film “Ali”, helped carry the coffin with former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, and family members.US President Barack Obama was not able to attend the memorial service because of his daughter’s high school graduation, but one of his closest aides, Valerie Jarrett, read a letter on his behalf.Many prominent leaders, including King Abdullah II of Jordan, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach were expected to be in attendance on Friday. Former Ali opponents George Foreman and Larry Holmes were also expected to be in attendance.A Muslim prayer service in Louisville was held on Thursday, drawing thousands of mourners, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Ali joined the Nation of Islam sect in 1964, changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammed Ali. He later left that sect to practice Sunni Islam. read more

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CAN 2017 Omar El Kadouri Replaces Injured Nordin Amrabat

Rabat – Morocco’s coach Hervé Renard has reportedly invited SSC Napoli’s midfielder, Omar El Kadouri, to replace Morocco’s Nordin Amrabat to participate in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2017), which is set to take place from January 14 to February 5 in Gabon, the Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) said on Saturday.This decision follows the injury of 29-year-old Amrabat in the second half of last Sunday’s Watford vs. Tottenham game in the Premier League, which resulted  in a 4-1 score. Following Amrabat’s medical examination, it was decided he would not be able to play in the CAN.Last week, Renard unveiled the name of Amrabat as one of the of 23 players who would play at the CAN. He eventually substituted him with 26-year-old Morocco-Belgian El Kadouri, who made his professional debut with Morocco’s national team in 2013. The Moroccan national team is in the Group C category, which also includes Côte D’Ivoire, Togo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Morocco’s first scheduled match against the Democratic Republic of Congo will take place on January 16. Its second match will be against Togo on January 20 and its third will be against Côte D’Ivoire on January 24. read more

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US invites UN members to help expand security forces for Iraq

“We must expand international security forces to support the return of United Nations international personnel to Iraq,” the US Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador James Cunningham, told the Security Council in the last periodic briefing on Iraq by the US-led coalition before sovereignty is returned at the end of June.”We are working to establish a unit within the MNF (Multinational Force) under unified command to provide dedicated security for United Nations personnel and facilities in Iraq,” he said. “The ability of the United Nations to continue its vital role in assisting Iraqis to prepare for elections depends on its security. We urge the international community to participate in this important task.”More than 210,000 Iraqis already serve in the Iraqi security force, but their response has been uneven and their quality and leadership are being improved, he said.Meanwhile, “we expect that violent elements will make a concerted effort to disrupt the transition and destabilize Iraq as we approach June 30,” he said. “Faced with the violent elements I have just described, continued MNF operations after June 30 will be necessary to ensure Iraq’s security and progress in its political transition.”The past month has been particularly difficult, Mr. Cunningham said, with the MNF having to go on the offensive against “former regime element and foreign terrorists in Fallujah and Ramadi.”The American justice system was moving swiftly to address the abuses of Iraqis imprisoned in Abu Ghraib that “stain the honour and reputation of the United States,” he said. He noted that President George W. Bush had condemned and apologized for the abuses, two officers had been relieved of command and the first of seven trials of military personnel took place today.The Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, said British military personnel operated strictly in accordance with the Geneva Conventions and international law, and any form of abuse was unacceptable. Britain was conducting 33 investigations of the Royal Military Police.Reviewing the practical progress made in Iraq, he told the Council that already 11 government ministries had been restored to Iraqi control.Oil revenues were due to rise to $28 billion next year from $18 billion this year, leading the Ministry of Finance to revise its 2004 budget, Mr. Jones Parry said. Video of Council meeting [32mins] read more

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How Much Is Winning the NBA Draft Lottery Really Worth

The rags-to-riches tale is a cultural archetype, but so is its reverse: the reminder to be careful what you wish for. Social science journals are full of cases of sweepstakes winners who wound up no happier in the end. Sometimes winning the lottery doesn’t work out so well for NBA teams, either.The Portland Trail Blazers weren’t blessed by winning the prize of the first draft pick in 2007 and choosing Greg Oden. The Washington Wizards won the lottery and took Kwame Brown in 2001; had they stayed in their expected position, they might have gotten Pau Gasol instead.1The Wizards had the third-worst record in the league the prior season; Gasol went third in the draft.That’s not to say that the 13 NBA teams2There are 14 picks in the lottery; however, the New York Knicks have traded their pick to the Denver Nuggets, who also have a draft choice of their own. that will vie for the first pick in Tuesday night’s draft lottery would be better off losing out. Drafting in the NBA isn’t quite as unpredictable as it is in the NFL. The first pick, in particular, produces a high rate of return. But the impact of winning the draft lottery is not quite as impressive as you might assume.It’s tempting to go through something like the following thought process: The league’s superstar players, like LeBron James and Kevin Durant, are worth perhaps worth $40 million per season or more. Imagine having the chance to employ the next LeBron for a decade. That’s a $400-million player up for grabs based on the bounce of a few ping-pong balls!Things rarely work out so smoothly, however, and there are three gigantic problems with this analysis. First, drafting is an imperfect science: Durant, for example, was the second pick in 2007, behind Oden.3Obligatory Sam Bowie/Michael Jordan reference. Second, even if a player produces a lot of value, you’re still going to pay him something. Third, the player may not stay around long enough to win his team a title: Instead, teams are guaranteed control of their first-round picks for only five years.The difference between the Milwaukee Bucks winning the lottery Tuesday night (they have the best chance of doing so) and falling to the fourth pick probably amounts to the equivalent of around $11 million in long-term profits.4Throughout this article, I’m using terms like “profit” and “return on investment” in a particular way. They refer to the value that a player’s wins would take to acquire on the free-agent market, which we assume to be $1.75 million per win, inflating at 3.5 percent annually. Does winning an extra game actually produce a gain of $1.75 million in a team’s marginal revenue? Some studies suggest that market value and marginal revenue are fairly close in the NBA — perhaps more so than in other sports, like baseball. It may also depend on whether a team makes the playoffs, or what sort of market it plays in, along with other factors. This is beyond the scope of the analysis. That’s not chump change, but it’s World Series of Poker money — not Powerball dough.The NBA draft lottery was instituted in 1985. I looked up how many wins (as measured by Basketball-Reference.com’s win shares)5Past research using different measures of player value, like that by Arturo Galletti, has come up with similar results each player chosen in the first round since then produced during his first five NBA seasons,6Note that I count the first five NBA seasons whether or not the player participated in them. That means if he missed a year due to injury or other reasons he is counted as producing zero value. based on the slot where he was selected.7Totals for seasons shortened by a labor dispute are prorated to 82 games. The analysis accounts for the fact that the most recent selections, such as the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, have not yet seen five seasons.8I accomplished this by averaging the win shares for all draft picks who’ve seen a given number of seasons since their selection, and then summing the total. For instance, there have been two seasons since Davis was selected No. 1 overall. Thus, the win-shares average for No. 1 picks in their second NBA season includes Davis. But the average for the third season, and years beyond that, does not.The average number of wins produced by draft selections Nos. 1 through 309The NBA draft currently has 30 first-round picks, as there are 30 NBA teams. However, my figures include (for instance) the 30th overall selection for all drafts dating back to 1985, even when that pick occurred in the second round. appears in the graphic below. The pattern is fairly nonlinear: No. 1 overall picks have produced an average of 33.9 wins in the five seasons following their pick, as compared to 22.3 for No. 2 overall selections. It takes a logarithmic curve, with a fairly sharp uptick for the No. 1 overall pick, to do an adequate job of fitting past years’ results.With a bit more work, we can translate wins into dollars. In particular, during the previous NBA regular season, a total of $1.78 billion was paid to players who weren’t still on rookie-scale contracts. Collectively, those players produced just over 1,000 win shares. That implies that the market rate for a win in the NBA is about $1.75 million.The players on rookie-scale contracts were bargains by comparison, coming at a cost of about $900,000 per win last season. (For much more detail on how rookie contracts work, see Larry Coon’s salary cap FAQ.)But how much does the price per win vary based on where a player was chosen in the draft?The next chart compares the market value produced by the player against his rookie-scale contract figures, using the following assumptions. First, the market rate for an NBA player is increasing at 3.5 percent per year.10This is the assumption embedded in the annual growth rate of the NBA rookie salary scale. Second, teams pick up their option for each first-round pick for the player’s third and fourth seasons (this assumption might seem dubious — we’ll test it in a moment), and they make the players a qualifying offer before his fifth seasons, which comes to represent his annual salary during that year.11This would make the player a restricted free agent, with the team that drafts him having the right to match any counteroffer. As my Grantland colleague Zach Lowe has noted, these matching rights are usually enough to deter counteroffers, although often NBA teams and players will seek to agree to long-term contract extensions to avoid the brinksmanship. Another complication, which I’ve ignored for this article, is that players chosen with the 10th pick or higher in the draft are sometimes eligible for larger salary increases if they’ve met certain other criteria. Third, the team is paying the player the maximum amount allowed under the rookie scale in the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement.12The NBA’s rookie salary scale includes a tolerance range: Players may actually sign for anywhere between 80 percent and 120 percent of the recommended figure. In fact, most players sign for the full 120 percent, in part because this still usually represents a bargain for the team compared to what it would take to find a similarly talented player on the open market. Fourth, I’m using smoothed values for the wins produced by each pick based on our previous chart.In this analysis, the first overall pick produces about $63 million worth of market value during the first five NBA seasons after he’s drafted; by comparison, under our assumptions, his team would be obligated to pay him $35 million over five years. That means a discount of about $28 million for the team.The other first-round picks are also bargains by this measure, although the value diminishes the later a player goes in the draft. The fourth overall selection — the worst the Bucks could wind up with tonight — produces a profit of just under $18 million. The 30th and last pick in first round, held this year by the San Antonio Spurs, brings an expected profit of about $4 million.As I mentioned, these figures assume that an NBA team will employ a drafted player for five seasons. However, NBA teams are obligated to keep first-round draft picks for only two years. They have the unilateral option to extend the contract for a third and fourth year, and then to make the player a qualifying offer for his fifth season. This potentially gives the teams some option value in that they can extend their more successful picks on reasonably favorable terms, while cutting bait on the weaker players.To an extent, these options are more appealing in theory than in practice. One problem is that an NBA team must determine whether to offer a player his third- and fourth-year options a year ahead of time, or before he starts his second and third seasons. In practice, it’s quite rare for a team to fail to exercise its third-year option.I attempted to simulate this decision-making process. I assumed that an NBA team made a projection13More precisely, I ran a regression analysis on a player’s third-year win shares based on his first-year win shares and his draft position. of a player’s third-year value based on his win-shares total as a rookie and the draft slot where he was chosen. If the player’s rookie-scale contract salary was at least 20 percent higher14I built in this 20 percent cushion because, by forsaking a player before his third year, a team also forsakes its option value on him in the fourth and subsequent years. If you had a player who you expected to be worth just slightly less than what you were paying him in his third season, but he also had an outside chance of a breakout that could make him very valuable in his fourth and fifth seasons, you’d want to keep him. than his projected value for his third season, I assumed that the team dropped him. However, these conditions only applied to about 2.5 percent of draft picks. (A player basically has to be a complete and utter disaster to get dropped: This algorithm would have the Cleveland Cavaliers failing to pick up their third-year option on Anthony Bennett, the first overall pick in last year’s draft, for instance.)The fourth-year option represents more of a real choice. A team still has to decide on it a year in advance. But it has two years of player performance to evaluate, and not just one. Meanwhile, the player may be improving slowly — if he’s still improving at all15The average first-round pick sees his win shares improve by 68 percent between his first and second seasons, but just 18 percent between his second and third seasons and only 3 percent between his third and fourth seasons. — while he’s due for a hefty raise under the rookie pay scale. I assumed that teams would drop players whose fourth-year salaries were projected to be at least 10 percent higher than their value in that season, and found they would fail to extend 28 percent of players16The 28 percent total is among players who weren’t already dropped before their third season. by these rules.Finally, a team gets to decide after a player’s fourth season whether to make him a qualifying offer for his fifth season. Using a similar method, I found that about 32 percent of players who hadn’t been dropped after their third or fourth seasons would be let go at that point.17I’m no longer including a 10 or 20 percent fudge factor to account for a player’s future option value because a team has no guaranteed way to keep a player after his fifth year.We can now re-run our estimates of the net value of each draft pick excluding both the win shares associated with the dropped players and the cost of their contracts. You’d expect this to increase the profitability associated with the picks, since the teams are dropping precisely those players they expect to produce a negative return on investment. It does increase the profitability, but the difference isn’t all that great — the net value associated with the average first-round draft pick improves by 18 percent. Most of the improvement in profitability comes from selections chosen late in the first round. That’s because they’re due for proportionately larger pay increases under the league’s rookie pay scale and should be dropped more often.My revised estimates of the net profitability associated with each first-round draft pick are in the table below. To be clear, these are general estimates built from how all draft picks have performed since 1985, and don’t say anything in particular about Andrew Wiggins, or other projected top picks this year.18The figures represent a team’s projected net profit from the 2014-15 through the 2018-19 NBA seasons; the values will increase in the future if NBA salaries continue to rise. For readability, figures are rounded to the nearest $50,000 increment.The first overall draft pick is worth about $30 million by this measure, compared to $23.5 million for the second pick, $20.5 million for the third pick and $18.8 million for the fourth pick. The 14th selection — the last lottery pick — is worth about $12 million, while the final overall pick in the first round is worth $7.3 million.But these figures only estimate the profit associated with a player during his first five seasons. What happens after that?Usually teams aim to act proactively before getting to that point, especially for their most talented players. They’ll try to extend those players’ contracts.These options become pretty complex. To go through a full empirical analysis of the profit or loss associated with these extensions and long-term deals would require an article with even more footnotes than this one. That may be a challenge that we’ll undertake in the future.In the meantime, let’s try a slightly gentler approach. I looked up the players whose rookie seasons came 10 years ago (in the 2003-04 NBA season) or later and found who produced the most win shares over their first four NBA seasons. Did they turn out to produce happy endings for the teams who originally drafted them? Here are the top 15, in order:Chris Paul (Hornets): Traded to the Clippers after he made clear to New Orleans that he wouldn’t sign an extension with them.LeBron James (Cavaliers): Took his talents to South Beach.Blake Griffin (Clippers): Signed through 2016-17. This could turn out happily, but it’s too early to say.Dwyane Wade (Heat): This has to be considered a big success based on what he and the Heat have accomplished so far, though going forward Wade may not be worth as much as he’s paid.Dwight Howard (Magic): Forced a trade to the Lakers.Kevin Durant (Sonics/Thunder): Extended through 2015-16. This has to count as a smashing success, even if the Thunder never win a title.Brandon Roy (Trail Blazers): Signed an extension with Portland, but the contract turned into a disaster after injuries robbed Roy of his game. The Blazers eventually used their amnesty provision on him.James Harden (Thunder): Preemptively traded to Houston, in part because the Thunder wanted to avoid a massive luxury tax bill.Al Horford (Hawks): Signed an extension — in what initially looked like a pretty good deal for Atlanta — but he’s since missed most of the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons with injuries.Chris Bosh (Raptors): Signed one extension and then to South Beach he took his talents.Kevin Love (Timberwolves): One more guaranteed year on his deal and then he reportedly wants out of Minnesota.Andre Iguodala (76ers): Now we’ve begun to reach those players who are fine NBAers, but probably worth something near the maximum NBA salary and not a lot more than that.Marc Gasol (Grizzlies): See above.Derrick Rose (Bulls): Signed an extension, which looked to have plenty of upside for the Bulls — but his injuries mean it could turn into a problem for them instead.Deron Williams (Jazz): Forced a trade out of Utah. His performance has regressed in Brooklyn and the trade is looking like a blessing in disguise for the Jazz.Get the drift? These players produced a ton of surplus value for their teams during their first three or four or five seasons. Those rookie-scale contracts are really favorable to NBA teams.However, we’ve already accounted for the profit a team achieves on a player over his first five seasons. And after that, things get much dicier. The attrition rate is high. Players can leave in free agency, or force a trade, or get hurt, or perform at a perfectly decent level but not necessarily any better than what they’re being paid. And this is a list we’ve formulated with the benefit of hindsight, knowing exactly how valuable the players were during their first four seasons.After winning the draft lottery, a team essentially needs to get lucky three times over in order to have a storybook ending. First, it has to draft the right player. Next, it has to convince him to stay in town. Finally, he has to play up to his new contract. The odds are that something will go wrong. In 1997, the San Antonio Spurs chose Tim Duncan at No. 1 and went on to win four NBA titles with him on the roster. None of the teams to make the first overall pick since has won a championship. read more

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Canadian Shield Energy Solutions merges with Bestech to deliver reduced mine energy

first_imgTwo companies dlivering energy management results for the mining sector; Canadian Shield Energy Solutions will merge with BESTECH, one of Canada’s leading engineering and automation firms specialising in software development and energy management.  CSE President, Dan Dumais commented, “We believe this merger is an excellent opportunity for both companies to deliver high impact energy management solutions to our clients.”  CSE provides energy management consulting for large industrial load clients in North America. It assists its customers in effectively reducing its energy consumption and increasing its energy efficiency. CSE clients include Xstrata Nickel. BESTECH introduced an innovative mine-wide energy management solution to the industrial sector earlier this year, called NRG1-ECO (Energy Consumption Optimisation). Vale’s Coleman and Xstrata’s Fraser mines have recently commissioned the NRG1-ECO’s Ventilation-On-Demand control strategy in Sudbury. NRG1-ECO is a hardware and software solution that significantly reduces energy consumption associated with ventilation, dewatering and compressed air. Dumais will join BESTECH’s team to manage NRG1-ECO project implementations and commissioning. He will also assist BESTECH’s industrial clients in accessing the various energy funding programs and in minimising energy costs by participating in various market programs. Marc Boudreau, BESTECH’s CEO, stated that, “CSE’s merger with BESTECH offers great value to our customers; the combination of BESTECH’s long history of developing innovative energy management solutions and CSE’s ten years of specialized energy consulting will maximise our clients’ energy saving results.”Founded in 1995, BESTECH was created to address the need for system integration and industrial automation. By developing a very specialised skill set, BESTECH quickly gained recognition as a leader in industrial automation, engineering, software development and energy management. With over a decade of sustainable growth, BESTECH developed its strong industry expertise, by responding and developing innovative technologies that help companies in mining enhance their productivity, profitability and safety. CSE Solutions is an energy consulting firm based in Sudbury, Ontario with a focus on helping industrial clients increase energy efficiency reduce energy consumption and minimise energy costs. Its extensive knowledge of the North American natural gas and electricity markets has delivered energy savings for clients in the mining, forestry and cement industries.last_img read more

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Botswana adopts Canadas Towards Sustainable Mining initiative

first_imgThe Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM) will adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM) initiative, a corporate social responsibility program developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) to improve environmental and social practices in the mining industry. This is first time that TSM has been adopted by a mining association in Africa, and the third to do so outside of Canada. FinnMin, the Finnish Mining Association, adopted TSM in November 2015 and the Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros (CAEM), the Argentinean Chamber of Mining Entrepreneurs, adopted the initiative in October 2016. MAC and its members launched TSM in 2004. Implementation of the program is mandatory for all MAC members’ Canadian operations, but many voluntarily apply it to their international sites. MAC freely shares TSM with other countries seeking tools to improve the environmental and social performance of their mining industries, including engagement with civil society and enhanced transparency and accountability. TSM requires mining companies to annually assess their facilities’ performance across six important areas, including tailings management, community outreach, safety and health, biodiversity conservation, crisis management, and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions management. The results are freely available to the public and are externally-verified every three years to ensure what has been reported is accurate. While BCM will tailor its performance areas so that they reflect the unique aspects of its domestic mining sector, they will be at a similar level to those of Canada’s. To ensure TSM reflects the expectations of civil society and industry stakeholders, it was designed and continues to be shaped by an independent, multi-interest advisory panel. As part of its implementation, BCM will implement a similar advisory body to provide this valuable oversight function. “Botswana Chamber of Mines members subscribe to the principles of responsible mining and extraction of minerals from the earth. The adoption of TSM will enable the industry to demonstrate adherence to sound and sustainable minerals development practices and strive towards continual improvement,” said Charles Siwawa, CEO, BCM. “With Botswana’s adoption of Towards Sustainable Mining, the program is now in four countries on four continents, clearly establishing TSM as an emerging global standard. It is our privilege to share our tools and expertise in sustainable and responsible mining practices with a country that is making important strides in sustainable mining development,” said Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, MAC. “Canada is very pleased that the Mining Association of Canada and the Botswana Chamber of Mines are working together on the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative. This initiative reflects Canada’s strong relationship with Botswana and our commitment to support the sustainable development of Botswana’s mining sector,” said His Excellency Kumar Gupta, Ambassador of Canada to Zimbabwe, Botswana and Angola.last_img read more

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Over 18000 jobs created by Enterprise Ireland supported firms in 2013

first_imgCOMPANIES SUPPORTED BY Enterprise Ireland created 18,033 new jobs in 2013, according to its end of year statement, published today.The statement reveals that there was a net increase of 5,442 in the number of people employed by these companies – the highest net gain for Irish firms in the last decade. Enterprise Ireland said this was primarily due to strong export performance.Enterprise Ireland supported companies now, directly and indirectly, account for more than 300,000 jobs in the Irish economy, or 16 per cent of the workforce.Total direct employment in Enterprise Ireland client companies stood at 175,750 in 2013. Of these, 149,718 are full-time jobs, while 26,032 are part-time. The full-time employment levels are the highest since 2007 and total employment is the highest recorded in the last decade.Leaner, stronger and more capable“Throughout the year, Irish exporting companies demonstrated perseverance, patience and determination when facing severe global economic conditions,” Enterprise Ireland said today. “We are now in a position where we have a client base leaner, stronger and more capable than ever before to compete on the global stage.”A key focus has been in supporting companies to increase their export business with a number of minister-led trade missions with the number of these doubling the average during the period 2007-2011.Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton described the figures as “brilliant news” and “a great testament to the hard work and ingenuity if our business-people and workers”.“This is the second year in a row that employment in Irish exporting companies has shown significant growth, after several years in which jobs were shed,” he said. “These results – the latest in a line of positive indicators for the Irish economy – give confidence for the future.”Read: ‘Highest level of job creation’ through IDA in over a decade>Read: Call for lifting of public service hiring embargo to cut JobBridge use>last_img read more

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Man remains critical after shooting in Dublin housing estate

first_img Image: Paul Hosford/TheJournal.ie Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 7:20 AM 17,606 Views Dec 6th 2016, 7:20 AM Share19 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3122078 5 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Michelle Hennessy Image: Paul Hosford/TheJournal.ie A MAN REMAINS in hospital this morning after being shot in a housing estate in west Dublin last night.The shooting occurred just after 8pm at Parslickstown Green, Mulhuddart. The victim, named by sources as Charlie Cooper, was shot at least four times by a gunman.Gardaí said the gunman fired a number of shots through a rear kitchen window, injuring the 38-year-old. The victim fled from the house and was chased down by his attacker and shot again.The gunman is then believed to have left the scene in a car.Cooper was treated at the scene by Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics and taken to James Connolly Hospital where he remains in a critical condition this morning.Local Sinn Féin councillor Paul Donnelly said people in the area were shocked by the incident.“We haven’t had anything like this in Mulhuddart for quite a long time, things had been fairly quiet in the last few years.”Donnelly said there are a lot of young families in the Parslickstown area and a large number of older people living next to the crime scene.“It’s the callousness of this attack, that he was fired on and then they chased him down and fired on him again and I was told they hung around for a few minutes. He didn’t seem to be in any hurry to take off, which is very worrying.”The scene is preserved for a technical examination and gardaí at Blanchardstown are asking witnesses, or anyone with information, to contact them on 01 666 7000.Read: Man shot several times in west Dublin>Read: Three potential shooters being investigated over murder of ‘serial killer’ Mark Desmond> Man remains critical after shooting in Dublin housing estate Charlie Cooper was shot at least four times by a gunman at Parslickstown Green last night. Short URLlast_img read more

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All that money was properly accounted for Delaney defends FAI dealings with

first_img‘All that money was properly accounted for’ – Delaney defends FAI dealings with Fifa €5m payment The FAI CEO rejected suggestions he is a friend of Sepp Blatter and welcomed a 48-team World Cup. http://the42.ie/3193212 Follow us: the42.ie Wednesday 18 Jan 2017, 7:26 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article FAI CEO John Delaney. Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO Share Tweet Email FAI CEO John Delaney.center_img Jan 18th 2017, 7:26 PM 18,340 Views 6 Comments Keane tight-lipped on future but hints at Championship return‘If the club want to sack me, so be it’ FAI CEO JOHN Delaney has stated the €5 million that the soccer body received from Fifa in the wake of Thierry Henry’s controversial handball in 2009 was ‘properly accounted for’.Delaney made the revelation today when speaking to the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport.The soccer chief admitted it ‘was obviously a contentious matter’ but defended their handling of the matter.“In terms of the Fifa €5 million, it was obviously a contentious matter. A committee decided that it wouldn’t be discussed in this house.“That was a decision made maybe a year or two ago when deputy (John) O’Mahony was chairperson.“What I will say is that all that money was properly accounted for and signed off by our auditors. €1 million initially was given in revenue and subsequently the €4 million in a later year was given but we issued a detailed statement at the given time.”Delaney expressed his disappointment at the wave of scandals that have engulfed Fifa in recent times and rejected any suggestions that Sepp Blatter was a friend of his.“Yes, we were all disappointed with how events turned out in Fifa. I wouldn’t describe Sepp Blatter as a good friend of mine in any way or whatever description you gave, Deputy O’Mahony. I think that would be more than on the public record.“We voted for the new President Gianni Infantino, who’s bringing in some reforms in Fifa at the moment. I’m hopeful that more reforms will come.“The brand of Fifa was very much damaged by the events and I think they will unfold still over the next period of time as certain cases take place.”Addressing last week’s announcement that a 48-team World Cup would be in place from 2026 on, Delaney revealed his support for any initiative which would increase Ireland’s chances of qualification.“For countries like ourselves, it’s difficult to get to major tournaments and it’s important that we do. First of all to celebrate like we did last summer with our great supporters, to do well for a sense of national pride.“So in theory I and the FAI would be supportive of increasing the number of teams to 48. But we have meetings in Uefa next Monday and Tuesday under the top executive programme to find out how that affects Uefa .“So at the moment European positions are 13 at a World Cup, so 13 countries from Europe get to the World Cup, so how many extra slots would that mean for UEFA?“If I was being really frank with you, any opportunity that gives Ireland a greater opportunity to get to a World Cup, in theory or in principle I would support.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Short URL By Fintan O’Toolelast_img read more

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Smackdown Live mens and womens teams revealed for Survivor Series more names

first_img Do you think it’s possible for the Miz to jump to raw and be there 5th member just to stick it to Dainel Bryan? He could also get his championship match with Dolph on his terms? Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location During tonight’s 11/1 WWE Smackdown Live from Newark, both the men’s and women’s teams representing Smackdown Live were officially announced. Two new tag teams also won qualifying matches to advance to Survivor Series on November 20 as well.Here is a breakdown of the teams:Drumroll, please… The #SDLive Men’s #SurvivorSeries Team is @TheDeanAmbrose, @RandyOrton, @WWEBrayWyatt, @BaronCorbinWWE and @AJStylesOrg! pic.twitter.com/QxF87i7evw— WWE (@WWE) November 2, 2016* 5-on-5 Traditional Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team RAW (Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Bruan Strowman and ?) vs. Team Smackdown Live (AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Baron Corbin)* 10-on-10 Traditional Tag Team Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team RAW (The New Day and four open spots) vs. Team Smackdown Live (Heath Slater and Rhyno, The Hype Bros, American Alpha, The Usos and one open spot remaining)* 5-on-5 Traditional Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team RAW (Charlotte, Bayley, Nia Jax and two more open spots) vs. Team Smackdown Live (Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, Carmella and Naomi) with Natalya as Head CoachAlso announced on Tuesday night during Smackdown Live was Dolph Ziggler issuing an open challenge to any superstar from RAW for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.Headlining the show on November 20 will be Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Videos Articles WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch November 2, 2016 at 10:12 am Charlotte Flair Ronda Rousey He did have that slip of the tongue durung MizTV on Smackdown. he said Daniel Bryan doesn’t want Raw to win when he should have said smackdown. Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Jamie Stidiford Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Google+center_img Pinterest November 2, 2016 at 7:45 pm Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR November 2, 2016 at 7:46 pm Jeffery Adam Phillips i’m assuming the title goes to raw. but i doubt ziggler will lose. So, if Dolph’s opponent wins, does the IC title go to Raw, or does the new champion come to Smackdown? Facebook Videos Articles gerold gonzalez 4 COMMENTS WhatsApp Twitter Jamie Stidiford WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Now Playing Up Next November 2, 2016 at 1:48 amlast_img read more

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Foreigner gig a fun departure for Battle Ground High ensemble

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Well, their parents will think it’s cool.The Battle Ground High School vocal jazz ensemble on Saturday will take the stage at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater with, of all groups, 1980s rock band Foreigner, singing the chorus of “I Want to Know What Love Is.”The band routinely invites high school choirs to take the stage to sing backup for lead singer Mike Jones’ iconic power ballad. Participating bands receive $500 to pay for supplies. Three years ago, when Foreigner and Kid Rock’s tour brought them through Clark County, it was Ridgefield High School’s choir that got the call.These kids, obviously, are too young to have been alive when these jukebox heroes were in their heyday with hit after hit, though their parents may have slow-danced to the song at homecomings and proms.“My dad froze,” 15-year-old Annabelle Murphy said of sharing the news with her family. “And was like, ‘Really?’ ”Her parents will, of course, be in the audience Saturday.Choir teacher Darcy Schmitt said it’s a big gig for the group, which will see 25 members perform Saturday. The group performs at festivals and events all over Clark County and the region.“They go out about 50 times a year,” Schmitt said. “You call us if it’s not illegal or immoral, and we do it.”But, all that travel means lots of fundraising, and there’s nothing Schmitt hates more than a bake sale or a car wash. So when she got the call from Foreigner’s manager in Las Vegas, it was a no-brainer.last_img read more

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Blindingly Bright Moose Lights Worry Troopers – But Theyre Legal Unregulated

first_imgSgt. Jess Carson, with Alaska State Troopers’ Bureau of Highway Patrol Fairbanks office, says extremely bright after-market headlights may help the motorist behind the wheel, but they also may create a hazard for motorists in oncoming vehicles by diminishing their night vision. (Credit flickr.com)High-intensity headlights are popular and getting more so, especially here in Alaska during the long, dark winter months. They’re called “moose lights,” because they help drivers see farther down the road than conventional headlights to spot animals and other hazards. But Alaska State Troopers say moose lights can also create a hazard by temporarily blinding oncoming motorists in the other lane.Download AudioBen Knix works at the NAPA auto parts store in Delta Junction, and he says he likes the added visibility he gets with his Light Force 240 high-intensity discharge lights he’s got mounted on his pickup’s rollbar.“Yeah, I mean I have them just to see more moose, and anything else you might encounter while driving,” he said. “And they do really great. I like ’em.”Knix says the bright lights also are popular among his customers.“Y’know, we do sell a lot of them,” he said. “A lot of people like ’em.”But Dave Slater says those extremely bright headlights really bother him.“These brights are so bright – I mean, they’re even brighter than regular, standard-beam bulbs on high,” Slater said. “And they’re blinding.”That’s what worries Sgt. Jess Carson, with the Alaska State Troopers’ Fairbanks Bureau of Highway Patrol office. Carson says Troopers have been getting a half-dozen or so complaints like Slater’s annually over the past few years. But he says they can’t really do much more than sympathize with them.“We just explain to them that we share their frustration,” he said. “We understand that it is very difficult to see around them. That it limits your vision while you’re passing them, when you’re next to them and then for a little ways after you pass them. It’s almost the equivalent of somebody pointing a high-output flashlight in your eyes. It takes a little while for your eyes to adjust after that.”Carson says there are no state laws or regulations that set standards on those after-market lights and fixtures – nor any that authorize enforcement.“The current laws in Alaska don’t have any statutes that would allow us to enforce it.”He says federal regulations set some standards. But they mainly govern the types of headlights that auto manufacturers install.“What happens is people add after-market lights to the vehicles,” he said. “And that’s where we’re running into the problems.”Carson says the federal regs also apply to the colors of light emitted by after-market units. But only those that that emit greenish or yellowish colors. Not the bright blue-ish light that many complain of – but which the federal regs classify as white-ish.“When you see the blue lights out there, although our eye picks up some blue, it still falls within the white spectrum,” he said.Carson says headlight systems that manufacturers install in vehicles have been tested and certified as safest for all motorists. He says they provide enough light for drivers to see a safe distance ahead, while still allowing those in the oncoming lane to preserve their night vision.He says that’s the balance that the federal regs seek to maintain – the balance that’s thrown out-of-whack by extremely bright headlights.“The light is designed for the maximum output for the individual behind the wheel. And you have to run a happy medium there of your ability to see versus what you’re causing to other vehicles around you.”Carson says that’s the basis of his counter-argument to those who say moose lights make driving safer: that those bright lights can blind the other drivers, causing them to hit the ditch – or an oncoming vehicle.“So, although you’re able to see moose, you’re able to see a little farther, you’ve now put a several-ton piece of metal flying at you at 55 miles an hour, and ruin their ability to see their lane anymore,” he said.Carson says unless and until motorists decide something needs to be done about extremely bright headlights, and get legislators to pass laws to regulate them, Troopers can’t do much about them – unless they happen to be nearby and see a motorist failing to dim them.Slater, who complained about the bright headlights in a letter to the editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, says he’s not arguing in support any sort of legislation. He says he’s just trying to point out the need for motorists to think of the other guy in the oncoming vehicle.“Y’know I hate to have a new law imposed on people,” he said. “I would rather it be something that people just do out of courtesy to their fellow man.”And on that point, both Carson and Knix, the auto-parts store worker, agree.last_img read more

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first_imgSAN FRANCISCO: As Amazon turned 25, its Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ divorce from MacKenzie Bezos — his wife of 25 years — was finalized when a judge signed an order for separation and making MacKenzie richer by a whopping $38 billion. Bezos gets roughly $1.52 billion a year since she got married to the Amazon Founder and CEO. According to a Bloomberg report, a King County judge in Washington (Seattle) signed an order on Friday setting the stage for the transfer of 19.7 million shares of Amazon.com (4 per cent holding that is valued at $38 billion) to MacKenzie. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us The moolah takes her to the 22nd place on the ‘Bloomberg Billionaires Index’ — a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. Jeff has retained 12 per cent stake (59.1 million shares) worth $114.8 billion in Amazon, still making him the richest man on Earth. The Bezos’ couple finalised their divorce in April in what was reported as the biggest divorce settlement in history. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us MacKenzie has decided to donate half of her $38 billion worth alimony to investor Warren Buffett”s philanthropic campaign — the Giving Pledge. The Giving Pledge, founded in 2010 by Buffet along with Bill and Melinda Gates, has drawn 204 billionaire pledgers, including WhatsApp Co-founder Brian Acton, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. Advertise With Us “My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care. But I won’t wait. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty,” 48-year-old MacKenzie wrote in an open letter recently. MacKenzie has also given her stocks in other companies. “Happy to be giving him all of my interests in the Washington Post, Blue Origin (private space company) and 75 per cent of our Amazon stock plus voting control of my shares,” she tweeted recently. The pair first announced plans to separate in January following reports of Jeff cheating on his wife, claims that he denied later. The separation happened as the company turned 25 on Friday. “On July 5, 1994, Jeff launched a company called Cadabra Inc,” according to the Seattle Times. In October 1994, Bezos changed the name to “Amazon” which today is an e-commerce behemoth worth $950 billion.last_img read more

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At strategic shoal China asserts power through control and concessions

first_imgFilipino fishermen past a large Chinese vessel at the disputed Scarborough Shoal. Photo: ReutersFar out in the South China Sea, where dark blue meets bright turquoise, a miles-long row of fishing boats anchor near Scarborough Shoal, backed by a small armada of coastguard projecting China’s power in Asia’s most disputed waters.China still calls the shots at the prime fishing spot and has boosted its fleet there, nine months after an international panel ruled its blockade of the lagoon was illegal.Beijing rejected that ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which invalidated China’s claim of sovereignty over most of the South China Sea.But the presence of Philippine boats dotted between Chinese vessels shows a degree of compliance with the ruling. Overtures from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is negotiating billions of dollars worth of loans, investments and trade deals with China, may have helped.China stopped repelling Filipino boats in October and allowed them to fish on the edges of the rocky outcrop, 200 km (124 miles) from the Philippines. Now it appears to be easing restrictions further.Reuters journalists last week entered the Scarborough Shoal itself – the first access by foreign media since China seized it in 2012 – and witnessed dozens of small boats shuttling day and night into the lagoon to capitalise on its rich fish stocks.“It’s good that we’re now allowed inside, it helps me to support my family’s needs,” said Vicente Palawan, treading water inside the lagoon, a dive mask on his head and fishing spear in hand.“I don’t want the Chinese here, because there’s so many, it’s affecting the way we fish… but I’m willing to share, I don’t want to be thrown out. At least I can fish.”The coral outcrop is synonymous with the struggle for regional power, and a strategic tinder box. Along with China and the Philippines, Scarborough is claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.Despite its concessions, China’s presence here is growing, with a larger contingent of coastguard and fishing boats than was indicated in satellite imagery late last year.That fuels concerns by Manila that Beijing may have ambitions for the Scarborough Shoal similar to the artificial islands it built and fortified in the Spratly archipelago, inside the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.PEACEFUL COEXISTENCEFor now, there is a cordial coexistence between the Filipinos and Chinese who anchor side by side less than 100 metres (yards) from the 46-km (28-mile) triangle of rock that barely pokes above the water.Chinese in straw hats zig-zag from boat to boat, using hand signals to barter with Filipinos for cigarettes, liquor and fish.Small boats hum as they move in and out of the lagoon, through a buffering line of coral that has for centuries provided fishermen with bountiful catches and haven from storms.In crowded, rickety boats, Filipinos are outnumbered about ten-to-one and complain of competition from the beefed-up Chinese contingent.“We used to fish for a few days, now it’s a few weeks, but at least we have something,” said Ramil Rosal, a boat captain and fisherman for 20 years.“China is fishing more, and Filipinos have to share with them. But they don’t bother us. Some are helpful.”A half-dozen vessels from the China Marine Surveillance enforce their rules in an area the arbitration court in The Hague declared a traditional fishing site for all countries. It did not rule on sovereignty of the shoal.Philippine Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo said the improved access was “certainly in line with the arbitral ruling”.STRICT SURVEILLANCEFishermen told Reuters China’s coastguard prohibited larger vessels from entering the lagoon, but allowed small two-man boats to fish there freely.“It applies to Chinese and Filipinos,” Rosal said.Coastguard in high-powered dinghys were sometimes dispatched from large vessels to get a closer look as unfamiliar boats arrived in the area.Three coastguard ships were of the kind Manila last year said were capable of dredging. One was permanently inside the shoal, but it was unclear what it was doing.The coastguard collaborates with Chinese fishermen, shown when a Reuters team pulled up alongside a Chinese boat.A crewman dashed to fetch a hand-held radio and photographed the journalists. Moments later, a coastguard vessel changed course and moved at speed towards the area, but turned back after a brief chase.China’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to Reuters questions about Scarborough Shoal. Its most recent comments are vague, stating only that the situation at the shoal was unchanged.Filipino fishermen said Vietnamese were also fishing at Scarborough, a sign that Hanoi could be testing the new arrangement.Reuters saw no Vietnamese boats, however, and two Vietnamese fishing organisations said they were unaware any had gone to the shoal. Vietnam’s government did not respond.While the situation at Scarborough is improved, tensions remain high.Reports last month that China planned to build an environmental monitoring station at Scarborough sparked consternation in the Philippines. Duterte said he could not stop China, but had been assured of no construction “out of respect for our friendship”.Just last week, Duterte ordered the upgrade of facilities on the nine reefs and islands the Philippines occupies in the South China Sea, alarming both China and Vietnam.For now, Filipinos are making the best of the detente. Some stay at the shoal for months.With blackened skin and torn clothes, men jostle for space on the overloaded bamboo outriggers of boats, transferring baskets of fish to a vessel making a run back to the Philippines.Captain Renato Etac, 37, chain smokes as he weighs the fish and meticulously logs details of each delivery. Though fish stocks are declining, Scarborough is a “fiesta” for Filipinos, he says.He even takes a positive view of China’s coastguard.“If they’re not here, Scarborough becomes open to all, including illegal fishing,” he said. “It somehow acts as deterrent.”last_img read more

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first_imgMay 19, 2009 – INFINITT North America today announced that business partner INFINITT Korea has formed a partnership with Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Japan) to establish a joint venture company called TI Medical Systems (Toshiba-INFINITT Medical Systems). The joint venture agreement, signed March 4, 2009 by Toshiba CEO Dr. Kenichi Komatsu and Sun-Joo Lee, CEO of INFINITT, gives TI Medical Systems exclusive distribution rights for Toshiba medical equipment throughout South Korea. Charles Ju, the former CEO of BarcoView Korea, has been appointed CEO of the new company.The companies anticipate that Toshiba’s current and future customers in Korea will benefit through better access to service and sales support from TI Medical Systems.For more information: www.infinitt.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | May 19, 2009 INFINITT Korea Signs Distribution Deal with Toshiba Medical Systems last_img read more

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first_img News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more February 2, 2011 – Merge Healthcare announced the addition of 10 radiology practices that selected Merge radiology information system (RIS) to achieve meaningful use (MU). Almost 30 radiology practices now utilize Merge RIS as their complete and fully certified electronic health records (EHR).”Meaningful use had a major impact on the radiology industry,” said Jeff Surges, CEO of Merge Healthcare. “In just one short year, we’ve witnessed a widespread acceptance of meaningful use and its ability to help radiologists achieve health and efficiency goals. With almost 28,000 radiologists, the MU incentive opportunity represents more than 1 billion dollars in incentive payments. We’re proud to have led the charge by delivering one of the industry’s only radiology-specific solutions with complete ambulatory certification, and for helping our clients build a foundation for growth and improved patient care.”Merge RIS v7.0 provides a radiology-specific EHR with complete certification that enables radiologists to capture and report on the metrics required to demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records, without disrupting their traditional workflow. With Merge RIS v7.0, radiologists can qualify to receive up to $44,000 in stimulus incentives, per eligible provider, and more importantly, avoid future penalties that will come from not meeting meaningful use.”As radiologists face mounting regulation and restrictions in terms of what will and won’t be reimbursed, it was quite apparent that our community needed a radiology-specific solution tool that would help us meet these challenges in a cost-effective manner,” said Mark Stein, M.D., West Coast Radiology. “With Merge RIS, we can now address these challenges head on. And not only will Merge RIS enable us to meet meaningful use criteria and avoid future penalties, but it will also streamline our workflow, which in turn will help us provide better patient care.””In addition to improving workflow and meeting MU criteria, we see Merge RIS as a tool that will help increase our marketability,” said Alicia Vasquez, president, Arcadia Radiology Medical Group and immediate past-president of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA). “Because we’ve invested in Merge RIS, we are able to use it as a recruitment vehicle and say to radiologists that we can help you get your MU dollars.” Merge RIS v7.0 functionality includes ePrescribing, enhanced reporting that enables physicians to automatically trend clinical data and report on meaningful use measures, new clinical decision support, the clinical exchange of health information through industry standard formats and a patient portal that empowers patients to access their records at their convenience. This new functionality was built natively within the intuitive, Web-based Merge RIS so that any radiology practice can achieve meaningful use attestation in a manner that works for their specialty.For more information: www.merge.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu 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. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | February 02, 2012 Merge Healthcare Drives Meaningful Use Adoption Among Radiologists News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more 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, pr read morelast_img read more

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first_imgPaphos police are investigating after a man was severely injured by his neighbour late on Thursday evening.The man, 69, was reportedly having a fight with his neighbour about a dog when he was attacked.At the first aid department of Paphos hospital he was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic hematoma and an eye injury.An arrest warrant has been issued against his neighbour and he is wanted by police.You May Like100topjournal.xyzTop 10 Most Amazing Temples In The World100topjournal.xyzUndoZoLearn7 Most Amazing Skyscrapers In The World! | its.zolearn.comZoLearnUndoBrowserguides.com for BraveA Browser that’s 200% Faster than ChromeBrowserguides.com for BraveUndo Greek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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