Grey steps up anew with career-high for GlobalPort

first_img“I’m just thankful to the coaches and the management for the confidence they’re giving me. I struggled in the beginning, but their trust never waned,” Grey said.Grey continued to repay that faith on Sunday as he fired a career-high 24 points, on top of five rebounds and two assists in the team’s 107-88 decimation of the Bolts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith his good games coming at the expense of Meralco, the team that drafted him seventh in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, a few couldn’t help but wonder if the former St. Benilde standout is spurred by revenge against his old crew.Grey, however, said that it’s not the case, noting his stellar showing versus the Bolts is just pure coincidence. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img PBA IMAGESNo Terrence Romeo, no problem for GlobalPort.With the super scorer still injure, the Batang Pier found an able replacement in Jonathan Grey as the sophomore has been having a tear so far in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT “Nothing personal. It just so happens that when we face them, I have a good game,” he said.With Romeo yet to suit up for GlobalPort in the foreseeable future due to his knee contusion injury, Grey said that he’s just willing to stay the course and give it his all whenever his number gets called.“Every time I play, I always give my 100-percent to win for the team. That’s all. Sometimes you’re lucky, sometimes you’re not. But I always try to give everything for the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View commentslast_img read more

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Firmino fires Liverpool to last-gasp victory

first_imgRoberto Firmino came off the bench to fire in a stoppage-time winner as Liverpool downed Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in a Champions League classic at Anfield.Kylian Mbappe appeared to have salvaged a draw for PSG after levelling the scores in the 83rd minute, but the World Cup winner then gave away possession 25 yards out from his own goal.And Firmino, who started on the bench due to an eye injury suffered against Tottenham on Saturday, rifled across Alphonse Areola to ensure last season’s beaten finalists got off to a victorious start in Group C on Tuesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! PSG had fought back from 2-0 down, Liverpool leading thanks to a Daniel Sturridge header and James Milner’s penalty, but Jurgen Klopp’s men deserved to come out on top.Virgil van Dijk and Milner forced early saves from Alphonse Areola, with the visitors having to defend a barrage of corners, and Liverpool took the lead on the half-hour mark.Trent Alexander-Arnold’s delivery from the right was slightly too deep but Andrew Robertson arrived to deliver a brilliant first-time cross that Sturridge firmly headed past Areola.The Liverpool lead was soon doubled, Milner beating Areola from 12 yards after Juan Bernat clumsily tripped Georginio Wijnaldum in the penalty area, but Thomas Meunier gave PSG an immediate lifeline with a low volley.Liverpool thought they had restored their two-goal cushion after the break when Mohamed Salah tapped in from close range, but it was rightly ruled out for Sturridge’s challenge on Areola.Mbappe, who had barely had a sniff of goal, seized on a loose ball after Neymar’s driving run to slam home past Alisson and seemingly earn PSG a point with only seven minutes to go.However, the France international crucially had an impact at the opposite end of the field in added time, giving up possession to allow Van Dijk to feed Firmino, who arrowed in a shot to settle a pulsating contest.pic.twitter.com/v37bOb5n1R — Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 18, 2018 What does it mean: Liverpool in ominous form With six wins out of six this season, Liverpool are sending a message to the Premier League – and now the rest of Europe. Having reached the final last season, where they were undone by Salah’s injury and Loris Karius’ errors, they look in good shape for another extended run in 2018-19, although they left it extremely late after showing familiar defensive frailties.Pat on the back: Firmino makes the difference Only fit for the bench due to the painful eye injury sustained at Wembley, Firmino had not even trained the day before the match. But he showed there was nothing wrong with his radar to make sure the Reds collected the three points their performance undoubtedly deserved. Sturridge may have scored in deputising for the Brazilian, but Firmino demonstrated his huge importance to this Liverpool side.Boot up the backside: Salah lacks influence Salah was perhaps slightly unfortunate to have his goal ruled out, but the Egypt forward lacked his usual snap and sparkle and seemed a touch off the pace. And he was fortunate Firmino bailed him out after he had cheaply coughed up possession prior to Mbappe’s leveller.Key Opta stats: 3 – Kylian Mbappe has scored in his third Champions League season – he is only one of nine players to have scored in 3+ seasons aged under 21. Prodigy. #LIVPSG pic.twitter.com/QIP5FzQOz0— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 18, 2018- Liverpool have won their opening six competitive matches of a season for the first time since 1961-62.- PSG are winless in their last five Champions League matches against English sides (D3 L2) and have only kept one clean sheet in their previous 13 such games, a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge during the 2004/05 group stages.- Since he joined Liverpool in the summer of 2015, only Sergio Aguero (17) and Harry Kane (15) have scored more penalties in all competitions for a Premier League club than Milner (13).- Sturridge has been directly involved in a goal in each of his last four Champions League appearances for Liverpool (2 goals, 2 assists).- Since the start of last season, Liverpool have scored 44 Champions League goals; 11 more than any other team in the competition in this period.What’s next?Liverpool and PSG put their perfect domestic records on the line against Southampton and Rennes respectively at the weekend. When the Champions League returns, PSG host Red Star Belgrade with Liverpool travelling to Napoli. read morelast_img read more

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Manchester United FC’s Paul Pogba ruled out of derby clash vs Manchester City FC

first_imgMidfielder Paul Pogba is unfit to start in the Manchester derby on April 28, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said in a press conference on Wednesday.Manchester United are gearing up to play against Manchester City in the 33rd Premier League match for both the teams. Mourinho’s United are currently at the 5th spot with 63 points while Pep Guardiola’s City are just above them with 64 points.Mourinho also confirmed that Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera are fit to return.Speaking more on the much-anticipated match, the coach said it would mean a lot if they manage to break into the top-four with this match.Manchester United are already missing Juan Mata and their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has been ruled out for the season after he sustained an injury in United’s Europa League quarter-final victory against Anderlecht.On Ibrahimovic’s status, Mourinho said, “The future is big surgery and a long period of recovering. But the future is also in the hands of a guy who is mentally very strong, who wrote immediately on social media that he will stop when he wants, not when people think.””It looks to me that he’s not going to give up and he’s going to fight – I’m really pleased with that because this is the Zlatan I know. I told him, ‘You have fought all your life since you were born.’ I don’t see a reason not to fight now,” he added.Manchester United will be facing Celta Vigo in the first leg of Europa League semi-final on May 5 while after their Premier League match with Manchester City, they will host Swansea City on April 30.advertisementlast_img read more

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Man accused of smothering ailing wife with pillow says he knew it

first_imgThe Canadian Press MONTREAL — Michel Cadotte, on trial for second-degree murder in the death of his ailing wife, said Tuesday he fully understood what he was doing when he smothered her with a pillow.Under cross-examination by Crown prosecutor Genevieve Langlois, Cadotte, 57, said he knew what he was doing before, during and after the death of his wife, Jocelyne Lizotte.The defence stated during its opening statement to the jury last week that Cadotte was so depressed and sleep deprived at the time that “he didn’t have the freedom of choice” and that his state of mind does not support a conviction for murder.Cadotte testified Tuesday that he realized his actions would “cause the death” of Lizotte, 60, and that doing so was a crime.He admitted he understood the consequences of such a crime and added that he asked staff at the long-term care centre where Lizotte died to call 911, knowing it would lead to his arrest. He then waited for police in her room.Cadotte said Tuesday that on the day of the killing he was frustrated to see his wife was not receiving adequate care, which he said triggered the desire to end her life.Lizotte was found dead in her bed in a Montreal care centre on Feb. 20, 2017. Cadotte testified Monday that when he arrived to visit her that day, he was saddened and angry to find her hunched over in a geriatric chair with no head support. He said he cried for much of the visit as he tried to feed her.When she fell asleep, he said he moved her to her bed. It was as he was trying with difficulty to place a pillow under her head that he placed it over her face and suffocated her, he said. He maintained he could not stand to see her suffering.The defence plans to call a psychiatrist and a psychologist to testify Wednesday about Cadotte’s mental state at the time of the alleged crime.(Cogeco Nouvelles)last_img read more

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Innergex shares fall after announcing deal to buy Alterra Power for 11B

first_imgLONGUEUIL, Que. – Shares of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. fell in trading Tuesday after the company announced a friendly deal to acquire Alterra Power Corp. worth $1.1 billion, including debt.Innergex shares (TSX:INE) were down 71 cents or about five per cent at $14.02 in late-morning trading, while Alterra (TSX:AXY) was up $2.77 or about 55 per cent at $7.83 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The green energy companies announced Monday afternoon that Innergex would acquire Alterra for $8.25 per share under a deal that will see shareholders receive 25 per cent of the purchase price in cash and 75 per cent in shares of Innergex.Alterra shareholders will hold a 19 per cent stake in the combined company and one member of the current Alterra board will join the Innergex board once the transaction is completed.The transaction requires approval by a two-thirds majority vote by Alterra shareholders at a meeting that is expected to be held in December.In addition, the deal is subject to court and certain regulatory approvals in Canada and U.S., key third-party consents and other customary closing conditions.last_img read more

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The Latest China strikes back 75B in tariffs on US goods

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, the world’s two largest economies (all times local):10:10 a.m.China is putting into place tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. products in retaliation for the Trump administration’s latest planned tariff hikes.China said Friday that it will also increase import duties on U.S.-made autos and auto parts. The retaliation pulled global markets into negative territoryTariffs of 10% and 5% will take effect on two batches of goods on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15. Beijing gave no details of what goods would be affected but the timing matches Trump’s planned hikes.The Associated Press read more

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UN and Mauritius sign agreement on upcoming small islands conference

The accord was endorsed Tuesday in New York by Ambassador Jagdish D. Koonjul and the Secretary-General of the Mauritius International Meeting, UN Under-Secretary-General Anwarul K. Chowdhury.The Conference, slated to be held from 10 to 14 January, is viewed as critical to the future of the world’s small islands nations, which face a host of problems ranging from climate change to economic isolation.More than 2,000 participants from the islands, their traditional donor partners and other countries, including over two dozen national leaders, are expected to take part in the UN International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States. That action plan was adopted a decade ago at a Global Conference in Barbados.The Mauritius gathering had originally been scheduled to open in August, but delays in the construction of the conference centre forced a postponement.The vulnerability of small island nations was spotlighted this year when hurricanes and major storms devastated Haiti, Grenada and other Caribbean countries, as well as island States in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.”The Mauritius conference provides a critical window of opportunity for the future of small islands,” said Mr. Chowdhury.He warned that, “If this occasion to extend the international community’s support to small island developing States in their development efforts is not successful, it might take decades before such an opportunity arises again.”In a recent report, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called attention to the specific challenges of small island developing States, including their remoteness, susceptibility to natural disasters and climate change, fragility of land and marine ecosystems, high transportation costs, limited diversification in production and exports, dependence on international markets, and vulnerability to external economic shocks.”As a result, their economies, including trade, financial flows and agricultural production, show greater volatility than those of other countries,” said Mr. Annan. read more

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UN report provides snapshot of access to broadband across 177 countries

The report, which is the first produced by the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, evaluates the roll-out of broadband around the world and tracks progress on the affordability of this service across countries.“Broadband networks and services are transforming our way of life. The Broadband Commission is committed to ensuring that the benefits of broadband are available to all,” said the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Hamadoun Touré.The State of Broadband 2012: Achieving Digital Inclusion for All was released yesterday at the sixth meeting of the Commission in New York, and was welcomed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who called broadband a “transformative technology that has the potential to spark advances across all three pillars of sustainable development: economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.” The report reveals that while household Internet access has grown over the past year, individual Internet use continues to lag behind. ITU analysts believe that mobile broadband could be the platform that would help boost accessibility as it is a widely used technology. At the end of 2011, there were already almost twice as many mobile broadband subscriptions as fixed broadband connections.The report also outlines the ways in which broadband is improving the lives of people around the world in terms of health, education, and payment systems, as well as the ways in which it is promoting innovation and fostering the acquisition of new skills. It also highlights the importance of partnerships between the public and private sectors, stressing the need for clear policy leadership to facilitate the deployment of broadband around the world. In addition, the report presents a list of recommendations for governments on how to accelerate broadband deployment, improve their infrastructure and implement regulation policies to be able to make progress on the set of anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The report notes a strong linguistic shift taking place online and predicts that if current growth rates continue, the number of Internet users accessing the web, predominantly in Chinese, will overtake English language users by 2015.“Multilingualism on the Internet can be a great enabler for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and contributing to building knowledge societies,” said the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova. read more

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Safari 514 plus de performances et moins de bugs

first_imgSafari 5.1.4 : plus de performances et moins de bugsApple continue ses mises à jour et, après iTunes et iOS, Safari 5.1.4 apporte son lot d’améliorations.Il ne s’agit que d’une mise à jour de maintenance. Elle apporte son lot de corrections, dont notamment la préservation des liens dans les pages enregistrées au format PDF. Mais aussi la résolution d’un problème pouvant assombrir l’écran avec une vidéo HTML5, la possibilité de prolonger l’utilisation de cookies existants après le passage en navigation privée et la résolution d’un problème empêchant la fonction d’effacement des traces de tout effacer. L’amélioration des performances JavaScript peut atteindre 11 % par rapport à la version précédente. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le seul point surprenant, en fait, est l’attitude transparente d’Apple. La firme ne conserve, heureusement, pas ses mauvaises habitudes prises lors de la comparaison entre l’iPad 3 et le Tegra 3, où aucun détail du protocole de test n’avait été donné, empêchant Nvidia  de se défendre. Ici, on apprend que le protocole de test a été conduit au mois de janvier avec SunSpider 0.9.1 et Mac OS X 10.7.3 sur un iMac 21,5 pouces équipé d’un Core i5-2500S, d’une Radeon HD 6770M et de 4 Go de mémoire vive. Certes pas de l’information grand public, mais les spécialistes apprécieront. Le nouveau Safari, pour Mac OS X et Windows, est disponible dès à présent, en mise à jour automatique, comme en téléchargement manuel.Le 15 mars 2012 à 11:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Press Talk About that county managers job

first_imgLou Brancaccio is The Columbian’s editor emeritus. His column of personal opinion appears the first Saturday of every month. Reach him at lounews1@gmail.com. Yep, 2017 is now a bit of a blur, and most of us are happy to begin the new year with a clean canvas.OK, OK, a few of us have some lingering stuff still hanging around. Like that leftover Christmas turkey in the fridge. And all those bowl game bets you made on Pac-12 football teams. What were you thinking? Oh my!County government has a pretty big leftover as well.  An empty, permanent county manager’s position. Mind you, that’s the top dog in the day-to-day running of county government. Now, for those of you paying too much attention to the miserable weather (relax, July isn’t that far away) the county manager’s position came open when county councilors bounced Mark McCauley out of the job in May.McCauley, by the way, landed a nice job as the director of Jefferson County’s Central Services Department. I contacted him a few days ago, and he’s happy: “Job is great, Port Townsend is great, new house is great.” So he’s doing fine.But the county is still looking for a permanent successor. Now, it’s not like county government has gone without. They hired — on an interim basis — a guy named Jim Rumpeltes. I don’t know Rumpeltes at all, but I do know that if this were the Mafia and someone left a big mess of bodies and blood, they’d bring in a guy known as “The Cleaner” and baddabing, baddaboom, stuff is sparkling. Now, this ain’t the Mafia, but Rumpeltes’ main job was to evaluate what McCauley left behind and create a sort of road map on how to clean things up.last_img read more

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Lead paint mold found at Hough school

first_imgVancouver Public Schools and Clark County Public Health are investigating lead paint found at Hough Elementary School.In a letter sent to parents last week, the district announced that Public Health investigators responded May 2 to a citizen complaint of mold at the west Vancouver campus. The district said it’s addressing the mold. But while Public Health staff were at the school, 1900 Daniels St. in Uptown Village, they noticed chipping paint around classroom windows and were concerned about the possibility of lead-based paint.Public Health staff returned May 9 and screened for lead. Tests came back positive for the heavy metal in the paint chips.Vancouver Public Schools will contract with an environmental service company to determine how much lead is present and where in the school. District spokeswoman Pat Nuzzo said the district has not signed off on that contract and so could not name the company or how much mitigation will cost. The district will also conduct a deep cleaning of the school.Dr. Alan Melnick, Public Health director and Clark County health officer, said the presence of lead “is always concerning.”“Lead does not belong in the human body,” he said.Chronic lead exposure can damage a child’s developing brain, leading to learning and behavioral disabilities. But at an elementary school, Melnick said the risk of that kind of exposure is generally low. Older students are less likely than infants or preschool-age children to put paint chips or other objects that might be covered in lead dust in their mouths.Still, Melnick advises parents who may be concerned to call their doctor. Public Health is assisting the investigation.Hough Elementary School is one of Clark County’s oldest campuses. It was built in 1941 and remodeled in the mid-1990s. Lead-based paint and its dust is commonly found in buildings and homes constructed before 1978, the year the federal government banned lead-based paint.Vancouver Public Schools is rebuilding seven aging schools in a bond-funded construction campaign, including five elementary schools. Hough, however, is not one of them. The campus is slated for some renovations, however.last_img read more

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Spalletti on Napoli and Nainggolan

first_imgLuciano Spalletti believes both Inter Milan and Napoli deserved to share the spoils despite snatching a late winner in the tie.Spalletti praised his side’s effort in a tie they could have lost but ended up winning by 1-0 thanks to Lautaro Martinez.“I saw a strong Inter tonight from start to finish. In some ways, we deserved the victory, as we pushed hard,” the Coach told Football Italia.“At the same time, if Asamoah hadn’t cleared off the line, we could’ve lost, as that was a tough situation to get out of. It was, more importantly, a very entertaining game between two teams who moved the ball with pace, played good football and in a way, both deserved the points.”Lautaro Martinez came off the bench and snatched a last-gasp winner just moments after Kwadwo Asamoah’s goal-line clearance to deny Piotr Zielinski.“Lautaro is doing what he has to do. He could’ve done better in the past, but he took his opportunity coming off the bench today.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Napoli have a squad of absolute quality and move the ball around at 1,000km/h.”The manager equally gave a hint about Nainggolan’s return despite the suspension by the club.“There are rules in the locker room that are set at the start of the season. I don’t create trouble for the sake of it. I have to ensure the rules are respected for the good of everyone. Rules are as fundamental as the ball in this sport.“Nainggolan was only kept out for this game, as a principle, and also has a fine. Players have plenty of money, so they don’t mind paying fines, but being dropped makes an impact.“It’s not that Nainggolan let me down. He simply had some behaviour that was not OK.”last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE Benefex and EY partner on employee engagement

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Professional services organisation EY has partnered with employee benefits provider Benefex to offer employee engagement solutions.The organisations will work together to provide employee benefits and engagement technology alongside consulting services with the aim of enhancing people performance, staff engagement, and talent attraction and retention.The collaboration will see EY deliver Benefex’s global benefits and engagement technology platform, RewardHub.Gethin Nadin (pictured), director of ecosystems at Benefex, said: “Designing exceptional employee experiences is at the core of what we do. In conjunction with EY’s new People Advisory Service, we will enhance what we can deliver for clients both in the UK and internationally.“We are combining our award winning benefits and engagement technology with EY’s 150 years of professional services experience, and that’s really exciting for our joint clients and the people who work for them.”Sue Robinson, partner, People Advisory Services at EY, added: “This exciting development further enhances our capability to provide a co-ordinated service for heads of reward and HR directors, for employers in both the private and public sectors.“The introduction of the RewardHub allows these key elements of an employee’s experience to be accessed by anyone, anywhere, from one fully mobile and interactive site.”last_img read more

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City Remains Concerned about Proposed Wind Farm near NAS Corpus Christi

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A proposed wind farm located south of Corpus Christi is one step closer to going ahead after the Federal Aviation Administration determined that the 86 proposed turbines won’t pose a hazard to air navigation, but the city remains opposed to the project due to concerns that it would interfere with training activities at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.“The city remains opposed to it due to the safety concerns for the military, the potential impacts on the flight training mission at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and the potential impact [to] economic growth of the Southside, which is the city’s primary growth corridor,” Tom Tagliabue, the city’s director of intergovernmental relations, told the Caller-Times.The city had hoped to stop the project by annexing 16 square miles in the community of Chapman Ranch, but the developer’s latest plan calls for placing the turbines on land the city did not annex.The city continues to explore its options, Tagliabue said.Last year, project developer Apex Clean Energy reached a memorandum of agreement with the Navy calling for measures to mitigate potential impacts from the turbines.A number of stakeholders, including the Navy and Corpus Christi International Airport, have lingering questions about the cumulative impacts of wind farms on radar systems. The Navy’s top air training official has said not enough is known about wind farms’ effect on training to determine the potential effects, according to the Caller-Times.last_img read more

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3 JMB men held in Narayanganj

first_imgNarayanganjMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three suspected members of banned Islamic outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Bandar area in Narayanganj on Tuesday night, reports UNB.The identities of the arrested persons could not be known immediately.Tipped off, a team of RAB-11 conducted a drive in the area and arrested three members including a woman of the banned militant outfit, said Alep Uddin, senior assistant superintendent of police.Details of the arrestees will be informed at a press briefing of the elite force scheduled to be held around 11:00am.last_img read more

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Trump Adds Rick Perry To National Security Council Removes Steve Bannon

first_img Share Marjorie Kamys Cotera | Texas TribuneFormer Texas Governor Rick Perry.President Donald Trump has reshuffled the National Security Council to include former Texas Governor and current Energy Secretary Rick Perry and remove chief strategist Steve Bannon from his controversial role on the National Security Council.The changes come just months after Trump elevated Bannon to the position.Bannon will no longer be a regular attendee of the principals committee of the NSC, but he will retain his role as senior adviser for domestic affairs.Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford have been elevated to the principals committee again after their roles within that group were changed shortly after Trump took office.Bannon’s presence on the NSC principals committee showed the considerable influence the former head of Breitbart News, the controversial right-wing news outlet that became a platform for the so-called alt-right movement, now wielded in the West Wing.Now a new presidential memorandum, published Tuesday in the Federal Register, removes Bannon from his permanent place on the NSC, which no previous top White House political adviser had ever held.Alex Brandon| APWhite House chief strategist Steve Bannon, left, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, arrive for a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington.Bannon said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal that while Obama national security adviser “Susan Rice operationalized the NSC during the last administration[,] I was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalized. General McMaster has returned the NSC to its proper function.”McMaster was named national security adviser in late February after Michael Flynn, Trump’s first pick for that role, was fired less than a month into the job following revelations that he had misled Vice President Pence over his conversations with a Russian official on U.S. sanctions during the transition.According to the Federal Register, the new memo also adds the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and the secretary of the Energy Department to the principals committee.And in another change, the national security adviser will set the agenda for the council as well as for the Homeland Security Council, and can delegate that at his discretion. Previously the homeland security adviser was able to set the agenda.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Gearing up for the big band battle

first_imgOver the last three weeks, twelve bands have played live, battled it out for audience attention and votes and now it has all come down to the three finalists – The Alibi, Pilgrim and Tarik.Over the last three weeks, India’s first ever indie Battle of the Bands has been taking place at Café 27. Sixty bands entered the competition, twelve performed in the heats, and now only three remain.They’ll all be performing on 27 April in the grand finale of Delhi Indie Night: Battle of the Bands. To find out who will be crowned champion, come along, the first band will be playing at 9 pm. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Once all three bands have played, you’ll get the chance to vote for the one you think is the best, and be a part of deciding who becomes the overall winner.On Saturday, each of the bands will be playing a 40-minute set, after which the audience will vote for their favourite. That very night, the overall winner will be announced, and they will take away prizes that include a one hour slot on radio and a music video shoot. The indie music scene in the Capital has been restricted to hubs in Hauz Khas village and one of performance in Hard Rock Cafe. But in a fresh initiative, the big band battle gives these rockers the opportunity to get their talent in front of others and earn some good prizes as they fight to win. The competition has witnessed brilliant participation so far. Head over. Show them some love!DETAILWhere: Cafe 27, Kailash Colony Market When: 27 April, 9 pm onwardslast_img read more

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first_img Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare November 20, 2012 — TeraRecon Inc. has received the North American New Product Innovation Award in Medical Imaging Informatics from the respected independent research firm Frost and Sullivan. This award represents the seventh time that TeraRecon Inc. has been recognized with a Best Practices award from Frost and Sullivan, and the third time since 2010, following the European Company of the Year Award in the category of Medical Imaging, Advanced Visualization Applications and the North American Growth Leadership of the Year Award. The full text of the new award can be reviewed on the company’s website at www.terarecon.com/fs2012.pdf.The Award is issued contemporaneously with the release of the new Frost and Sullivan market research report on the North American Medical Imaging Informatics market, and is derived from independent and objective research performed by the Frost and Sullivan team, which was not commissioned or funded by TeraRecon.To quote Frost and Sullivan: “In recognition of the role of product innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in this continued success, Frost and Sullivan is proud to present TeraRecon with the 2012 North American New Product Innovation Award in Medical Imaging Informatics.” Regarding the value of healthy competition in the advanced visualization marketplace, Frost and Sullivan commented on mergers and acquisitions, observing that “the latest acquisition brought a major independent vendor under the control of a major imaging equipment manufacturer. Since then, the imaging equipment makers collectively have strengthened their grip over the advanced visualization market…” In this context, TeraRecon is the largest independent, vendor-neutral provider of advanced visualization, globally.Frost and Sullivan recognized the importance of combining a strong clinical value proposition with a viable and financially sound proposal in terms of department-wide and enterprise-wide information technology, and TeraRecon’s success in achieving this balance: “The cumulative impact of the solutions provided by TeraRecon has been highly regarded by IT departments and CIOs for its immediate and long-term ROI. It allows imaging providers seeking clinical excellence to also align their incentives with and get buy-in from their IT counterparts.”The award noted that “…the recently launched iNtuition Review, iNtuition Enterprise Medical Viewer (iEMV) and iNtuition Share product lines collectively incorporate a comprehensive range of elements necessitated by modern medical imaging enterprises to maintain peak operational efficiency and quality of care. These capabilities align perfectly with concerted industry demands for solutions that effectively lead to increased access to patient information and streamlined delivery of care.”It was observed that TeraRecon technology is embraced by a range of imaging professionals involved in clinical imaging as well as research: “A clear example of that vision is the company’s first-of-its-kind cloud-based advanced visualization service, which has garnered traction among certain types of imaging providers, as well as among contract research organizations (CRO) and other actors within the clinical trials field.”The importance of quantitative imaging and the company’s commitment to this field was also highlighted: “TeraRecon’s leadership in quantitative imaging offers providers the opportunity to enhance their clinical decision-support capabilities by being able to more efficiently document, store, and mine image-based analytics.”Building upon the value proposition of advanced imaging applications, Frost and Sullivan further highlighted the practical value of the iNtuition solution in the context of image sharing: “iNtuition SHARE provides yet another good example of value-added benefits leading to positive changes in ROI for providers. Its enterprise distribution and image-sharing capabilities connect medical imaging specialists with their referral base as well as their peers, patients and external facilities in a much more efficient way than the traditional CD-based model.”TeraRecon Chairman, president and CEO Robert Taylor, Ph.D., commented on the award, “We are truly honored to have received a seventh Frost and Sullivan award and the third within as many years, recognizing the company’s continuing achievements in the field of Medical Imaging Informatics. This independent research by Frost and Sullivan insightfully recognizes the important balance we have strived to achieve, between excellence in clinical advanced visualization tools, and enterprise access and interoperability, to ensure such tools are accessible, efficient, and effective in delivering excellence in care at an appropriate cost.”Taylor continued, “TeraRecon is fully committed to innovation and excellence, both technologically and clinically. We are defining new boundaries for advanced visualization and empowering physicians to communicate, share and cooperate with appropriate contextual tools for image review, every day. We embrace this challenge with the greatest enthusiasm and commitment.”For more information: www.frost.com, www.terarecon.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | November 20, 2012 TeraRecon Receives 2012 New Product Innovation Award in Medical Imaging Informatics Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more center_img News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. 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Air France kicks off TIFF with contests new Dreamliner

first_img Friday, September 8, 2017 Posted by The second giveaway, ‘#ParisJetaime’ trip, includes Business class tickets to Paris with Air France, a five-night stay at the four-star Secret de Paris hotel with breakfast, dinner for two at the two-Michelin-star La Réserve Paris hotel’s Le Gabriel, two-day Paris Museum Passes courtesy of the Paris tourism office, and a visit to the famous Harcourt Studios in Paris.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaEntries will be accepted online at france-prestige.ca.Coppens also announced that effective Nov. 20, travellers on Air France’s daily service out of Toronto Pearson to Paris-Charles de Gaulle will fly aboard a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft comes equipped with 30 Business cabin seats, 21 Premium Economy seats, and 225 Economy seats.Air France’s Air Bistro Paris will remain on King Street until Sept. 10. The 42nd edition of TIFF will run until Sept. 17. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Cinema has been an essential part of Air France’s history, ever since it screened its first in-flight film in 1966. Furthermore, in partnering with the festival, the airline has shone the spotlight on France’s love affair with film; an average of 10 films are shot in Paris each day, and 100 international productions each year.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaAtout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, was also in attendance to lend its support. “We are glad to be supporting Air France with the ‘Air Bistro Paris’, and we hope to see a lot of festival-goers there,” said Mélanie Paul-Hus, Director for Canada. “France is the cradle of the cinematic arts. Its capital, Paris, brims with cultural sites that both filmmakers and travellers draw inspiration from.”To help launch the festival, Air France announced a new contest that gives visitors the chance to win one of two upscale stays in France. The ‘Win a Trip to Cannes 2018’ includes two Business-class tickets from Toronto to Nice on Air France, one night at The Carlton Cannes hotel with breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a seven-night stay at Club Med’s Opio Resort in Provence from May 5-12, 2018. The prize also includes attending a 2018 International Cannes Film Festival Gala.center_img Tags: Air France, Toronto Air France launched their Air Bistro Paris on King Street to run during the TIFF today. The bistro will be running until September 10thPosted by Travelweek on Thursday, September 7, 2017For more information go to airfrance.ca. Air France kicks off TIFF with contests, new Dreamliner TORONTO — As the official airline of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Air France wasn’t going to let a surprise downpour dampen spirits on opening day. Under the shelter of umbrellas and a four-metre Eiffel Tower replica, the airline kicked off film festivities yesterday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at a pop-up Parisian bistro on King Street.This marks the first time Air France has been named a sponsor of TIFF, which Roland Coppens, Commercial Director Canada, says perfectly aligns with the vision of Air France.“Cinema is very dear to Air France,” he said. “Air France operates one of the largest movie theatres in the world on the 38,000 personal screens that equip our long-haul fleet, with up to 1,200 hours of video on demand. It’s a great feeling to be part of one of Toronto’s premier festivals.”last_img read more

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Murder in the Maldives…

first_imgSource = STUBA.com Murder in the Maldives… It’s okay to embellish a hotel description , but outright lying will definitely lead to drama.center_img *  Tempting to name this hotel.  Pax were forced to sign a disclaimer  saying this would not be aired in a public forum…A disaster in the makingHoneymoon. Maldives. Trip of a lifetime. Trusted agent referred (more on the agent shortly), amazing website. Great reviews.  All boxes ticked. Lets go!The evolution of hotel ratings  Global standard ? Globally all over the place. Australia has one of the best systems, in some countries a single body manages them, the Maldives a 4-Star:“Everything you need and more: These notable lodgings offer a memorable luxury experience with high-end rooms, dining, amenities, style and service.”…and you decide it yourselves.Ever since social media democratised and aggregated our opinions, the hotel star system has lost its shine. Self moderation and error traps to catch out fake reviews are what we look for.Hotel descriptions are the least trustworthy source of information. They weren’t going to write and say the hotel on the other atoll were better…(See the footnote on what roomsXML/stuba did about hotel descriptions)The drama defined The website bathroom photograph appears was from another countryHotels can be “a little bit tired” – this one was on an IV drip in intensive carefour of the dimmest stars in the history of the galaxyplastic replacing palm fronds on hasty repairs that have lasted years too longDescription included “WTF” and “YHTBFKM”, no LOL or ROFLPax complained and were asked to sign a disclaimer, stating no more public complaining, a free upgrade, for which they were later asked $100… Silly manager. Put it on a hotel letterhead.How about the agent?Total superstar. They had done an impossible amount of ground work before the booking was made. They didn’t complain but wanted us to know about the dodgy description. So upset they felt they had let someone down. Faultless. We can’t undo a dodgy hotel experience from March but we will go above and beyond for those who maintain fairness, integrity and dignity – these are the agents we want to make look like rockstars.Five tips on choosing a hotel that really, you can know nothing about Check Tripadvisor and at least one other sourceJump to page 7 of reviewsIgnore the hotel’s own descriptionSee the same image for a number of reviewer profiles ? DodgyLook at the traveller photo archive, not the hotelsCan you expect better from your wholesalers? It’s the reason we changed the way we present property descriptions. There were just too many hotels on the beach in Bali… We are now using an algorithm that compiles and aggregates comments and scores to get an accurate, unbiased description of properties. Perfect? Probably not, but certainly better.www.roomsxml.com learn more about roomsXML.com herelast_img read more

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