Football: Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is finally ‘black and white’

first_imgRead also: Football: German star’s father urges him to leave the team after being made the ‘scapegoat’ for World Cup exitFootball : Arsenal complete signing of Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira for €30m. AdvertisementAccording to reports in Italy, an agreement between Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus has been reached and an official announcement will be made shortly. Real Madrid’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo met with Juventus chief in Greece on Tuesday to discuss a possible move to Italy as his exit from Spain now seems likelier than ever.According to reports, the Juventus chief Andrea Agnelli travelled via a private jet to hold talks with Ronaldo for a 100 million euros move. Moreover, Italy’s Gazette said that an agreement has been reached and that an official announcement will be made shortly.Ronaldo spent 9 years at Real Madrid, scoring 100s of goals and winning numerous trophies and accolades. Ronaldo scored 450 goals in 438 matches for Madrid. That’s 127 more than Raul in second place who played 303 more matches than Ronaldo.Now, it looks like the time has finally come for him to bid adieu to Santiago Bernabeu.How do you think Cristiano Ronaldo’s new chapter at Juventus will turn out? Let us know in the comments section below. Advertisementlast_img read more

Fantasy football: Premier League games & tips on how to play

first_imgThe Premier League returns for the 2019-20 season in August and fantasy football fever is building ahead of the first week.It’s time to pick a clever team name, reactivate old leagues and challenge friends in the battle for supremacy in the fantasy realm.Figuring out how best to use your budget in order to get the best players into your squad is the biggest issue at the start, but in order to really succeed, a fantasy football team needs constant care. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare With the Premier League’s big kick-off fast approaching, Goal takes a look at the fantasy football games on offer and gives you a few tips to get off on the right foot.Premier League fantasy football gamesThere is no shortage of fantasy football games out there for fans of the Premier League, but the most popular is without doubt the league’s official one.Known as Fantasy Premier League, the official game is already open and you can start to assemble your panel of champions with a £100 million budget.For those who have grown frustrated with the traditional style of fantasy football game or if you want to make things extra interesting, players can also take part in a draft version, which limits the player pool and involves trades.While for many the official game may be the only show in town when it comes to fantasy football, there are other versions available to play, with some newspapers and sports websites running their own.Premier League logoSky Sports offer the incentive of cash prizes for those who take part in their fantasy football game, with the overall winner pocketing the biggest sum and money on offer for second and third place too.The game is broadly similar to the official version – there are some variations when it comes to things such as transfers – and Opta provide the stats.The Sun also offer a fantasy football game through their ‘Dream Team’ and it is even more different to the official version, but, of course, the same idea applies.Dream Team fantasy football players have to make do with a £50 million budget, but the prices are scaled down somewhat too. There are three different versions – Season, Weekender and Draft.Fantasy football tips – how to win?Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2019Winning at fantasy football isn’t just as simple as picking the best players, as any aficionado will tell you. Fantasy managers need to be clever about their selections.If you’re a fantasy football novice or a long-suffering underachiever, we’ve got some tips that should help you get off to a solid start this season.1. Focus on your first XIThe official game requires players to select 15 players in their squad, but only 11 of them will earn points at any one time, so you have to focus on your starting players.What that means in practice is investing your budget in the players you hope to use each week and saving money by choosing the cheapest possible options as subs.Of course that doesn’t mean you need to disregard the back-up players completely, just be shrewd about it – find the balance between who is cheap and plays regularly.2. Use your budgetGenerally speaking, it’s a good idea to spend your whole budget, or most of it at least.Don’t be afraid to splash out if it means getting an expensive player, such as Mohamed Salah or Sergio Aguero, who is practically guaranteed to serve up points.That said, with players’ values fluctuating depending on their form, it’s not necessarily a bad idea to leave a small amount left over if you want to make some early transfers. Just don’t leave £10 million in the bank – that could get you someone like Jamie Vardy or Alexandre Lacazette!3. Bargains!It probably goes without saying, but try to get value for money for at least a few players in the squad. Sometimes a player who recently signed for a big club can be undervalued – Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Manchester United for example.Keep an eye on players from newly promoted teams too. In many cases, the brains behind fantasy football will be keenly aware of the potential points-getters, but sometimes they are too conservative and you should try to take advantage of any oversight.Jose Mourinho Manchester United notepad4. Pay attention to The ScoutThe official fantasy football game runs a scouting column, where experts give their views and predictions about who the best players to choose are, which is particularly useful if you’re not really that invested in football (surely not?)The Scouts are not always right, but they regularly suggest bargains and offer an educated assessment of the players who are in form or most likely to bag some points.5. Choose attacking and goalscoring midfieldersIn fantasy football, picking goalscoring midfielders is crucial if you want to stand any chance of winning your league. By and large, in the modern game, wingers tend to be most likely to find themselves amongst the goals, but occasionally a central midfielder – think a Frank Lampard type of player, for example – will emerge.As well as that playmakers and midfielder who take charge of set-pieces are desirable due to the fact that they are likely to pick up plenty of assists throughout the season.Defensive midfielders tend not to provide assists or score goals so, it’s usually a good idea to avoid selecting them.Sean Dyche Burnley Premier League6. Check your team every weekInjuries, suspension or a loss of form can cause irreparable damage to a fantasy football team during a season, so you simply have to keep an eye on those things.Set a reminder on your phone, mark it in your diary – do whatever it is you have to do to ensure you don’t miss a week.7. Pick a team name you won’t regretFinally, spend a little time considering what you’re going to call your team. It won’t get you any extra points, but you and everyone else will be looking at it for the season, so make it a good one! Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Third Nova Scotia candidate withdraws because of old Internet postings

first_imgHALIFAX – Inappropriate, sexist and homophobic language left lingering on the Internet has been exacting a toll on the list of political hopefuls in Nova Scotia’s election, with a third candidate forced to withdraw Tuesday.The Tories sent out a terse news release Tuesday afternoon announcing that their candidate for Dartmouth South, Jad Crnogorac, was being dropped because of her social media postings.Her tweets included an off-colour joke about a date rape drug referred to as “roofies,” and a comment that white people not winning Black Entertainment Television awards is an example of “inequality.”Crnogorac is the third candidate to be dropped over web postings — each major party has lost one candidate — but she was the first to resist going quietly.She posted a social media response apologizing for her comments, but said she’d been let down by party leader Jamie Baillie for failing to give her the same support as Matt Whitman — a Tory candidate who faced criticism over a YouTube video that was earlier condemned for racial stereotyping.“This is an opportunity to point out the double standard that women face in (the) professional world and particularly … in politics,” she wrote.“I … gave them (the party) full access to my online footprint. I hope this will serve as a chance for them to re-examine their vetting process so they are able to find perfect candidates in the future.”She also said she had declined the party’s offer to resign, and said, “I have been treated unfairly and what they have done is wrong.”The withdrawal came a day after CTV News published excerpts from the Bullpen website of Dartmouth East candidate Bill McEwen, a youthful prospect for the NDP in a riding that appeared to be a hard-fought contest.The former military officer and journalist had attempted to take the website down — after not posting on it since 2013 — but someone managed to find it from a cached archive.In addition to derogatory terms for gay people, the opening statement of the site’s mission noted, “in a world of breast implants, fast food and cheap beer, what’s not to love about being a man.”It claims to have been designed to help people with columns that have topics ranging from “booze to boobs.”The content included a number of columns on sexual topics with titles such as “ovulation: man’s best friend,” and “forbidden fruit.”McEwen submitted his resignation — though under election rules his name will still appear on the ballot, as will Crnogorac’s.McEwen said he is supportive of equal rights and apologized for what he called misogynistic comments that reflect poor judgement.On Tuesday, each of the party leaders were discussing vetting procedures and longing for a world where people were more upfront about their social media activities when applying to run.NDP Leader Gary Burrill said his party — which is the only one in the May 30 election to have gender balance in its slate — was upset to discover comments it considered to be contrary to the NDP’s basic principles.He said somehow the website’s content slipped by party checking systems.“We take candidate vetting very seriously. We give it a lot of effort. But it’s like a lot of things, your best effort doesn’t accomplish the goal,” he said.The Liberals are also still smarting from the loss of one of their candidates, with the comments discovered on Twitter.Nova Scotia Liberal candidate Matthew MacKnight was dropped over comments he made on social media in 2013. The Pictou East candidate purportedly called someone an expletive and used the hashtags #downsyndrome and #stupidcustomers on May 28, 2013, according to Global News.Premier Stephen McNeil said that when the Liberals vet candidates the campaign team looks back at the social media accounts and talks to members of the community about their background.If there are problems on social media accounts, the best thing is for potential candidates to be honest about it prior to offering as a candidate, he said.“People need to be up front about it. …If it’s something that’s inappropriate and the person has actually made amends for it I don’t think anyone thinks you should be punished your entire life,” he said.“As a candidate you need to be prepared to lay out what may have been a problem for you.”McNeil said all Nova Scotians need to be more careful in their online behaviour.“You have a human responsibility to be kinder and gentler to each other,” he said.Earlier in the day, Baillie said all parties struggle with how to handle revelations about past activity, but that the party has a thorough vetting process.He said he would have evaluate each case individually to determine if something was a fireable offence and if there was malicious intent.“I think it’s important for parties to get a good feel for the values and the viewpoints of their candidates they’re putting on their team and I believe all parties are struggling to do that as best they can,” he said.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version of the story misspelled Jad Crnogorac’s last name.last_img read more

Jennifer Garner Blogs For Save The Children On iVillage

first_imgJennifer Garner has blogged on iVillage about her work as an artist ambassador with Save the Children and how early childhood education can make a huge impact in enhancing kids’ lives.“‘Early childhood education’ has become a sort of catchphrase for politicians and children’s advocates like me,” she wrote. “As an artist ambassador for Save the Children, I’ve had the privilege of seeing Save’s programs firsthand and meeting with the parents and children that they support. I’ve sat in young mothers’ homes. I’ve seen how much these mothers love their children, how their dreams and aspirations for their children are no different than yours and mine are for our own kids. But the truth is, it’s sort of tricky to figure out what exactly “early childhood education” means, what it entails, and how exactly it is relevant to your possibilities as an adult.“More than 60 percent of poor families don’t have books in their homes. It isn’t that kids should be reading by kindergarten, but they should know what a book is — how to hold it, turn the pages, and how to sit still in anticipation of hearing a story.“And that’s why Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success programs are so effective. Through home visits, book exchanges, parenting groups and more, Early Steps helps babies and toddlers with language, social and emotional development. Just as important, the program helps their parents, giving them the knowledge and skills to support their children’s growth. And the program works: Kids in Early Steps don’t have to play catch up once they start school — they are in line with the national average from the beginning. More important, the parents we work with feel recognized, encouraged and part of a community of people who care about the future of their children.”You can read the full post here.last_img read more

Glamours The Girl Project Hosts Rally In Celebration Of International Day Of

first_imgIn celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Glamour yesterday hosted a high-energy, interactive morning full of compelling talks and performances designed to address the social, cultural, and political issues that young girls face every day in school.Uzo Aduba attends Glamour’s The Girl Project on the International Day of the GirlCredit/Copyright: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for GlamourHosted by Emmy Award–winning actress Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”), the event brought together 300 16- and 17-year-old girls from public schools in New York and New Jersey to rally for their future. The event was presented by Maybelline New York and the Caterpillar Foundation.The program featured conversations with actress and future Harvard fresh(wo)man Yara Shahidi; award winning actress Freida Pinto; model, designer, author, and body activist Ashley Graham; trailblazing supermodel and face of Maybelline Herieth Paul; Senator Cory Booker and Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive.“Our society needs to condemn this type of behavior by saying that our generation, and in this case your generation, that we are going to change this reality by making it absolutely unacceptable anywhere in our society when we see harassment.” said Cory Booker when asked about his take on Harvey Weinstein.“I started dating when I was 16. My first boyfriend Craig was a bad boy. A skater. An artist. But three months into our relationship he told me we had to break up. First, because I wouldn’t have sex with him. Second, because he was afraid that I was going to get; “as fat as his mom.” If I could go back to that moment and talk to myself, I’d say, ‘Ash, I know you feel awful right now, but that guy is a total loser. You are worthy. That little bulge on your hip is not just okay to have, it’s going to change the world someday.’ Craig made me feel like my body was worthless. But cut too many years and experiences later, my amazing husband saw me for my worth and liked me so much he put a ring on it” said Ashley Graham.Artist, poet, and social media superstar Cleo Wade performed a piece on perseverance. The inspirational young women of STEP, the Baltimore-based dance team featured in the award-winning Sundance documentary “Step,” entertained with a powerful performance using just the sound of their own feet and DJ Vashtie Kola kept the energy flowing.At the end of the event, each girl was gifted a backpack provided by STATE Bags as part of one of the company’s well-known “bag drops.”As the founding beauty sponsor of Glamour’s The Girl Project, Maybelline New York continues its efforts to make an impact with this initiative by presenting the October 11 event. The cosmetics brand first announced its philanthropic partnership with The Girl Project at its 100 Years Celebration in May 2015.The Caterpillar Foundation announced its philanthropic support of “The Girl Project” at Glamour’s 2016 Women of the Year Awards in Los Angeles.The entire event was live-streamed on Twitter, Facebook and Join the conversation on social media by following @glamourmag and using #Glamour4Edu.last_img read more

Sunny Deol escapes unhurt in Gurdaspur mishap

first_imgGurdaspur: Actor-turned politician Sunny Deol escaped unhurt after his vehicle was involved in a collision with three cars here on Monday, police said. The mishap occurred after one of the tyres in Deol’s sports utility vehicle burst near a ‘Gurdwara’ in Sohal village here, Gurdaspur Deputy Superintendent of Police (rural) Manjit Singh told PTI. A total of four vehicles collided with each other in the accident. Deol’s cavalcade was going towards Fatehgarh Churian where the BJP candidate had to campaign, the DSP said. “Out of four, one vehicle belonged to a villager, rest other vehicles were part of Deol’s cavalcade,” he said. Nobody was hurt in the accident, he said. After the accident, Deol resumed his journey to Fatehgarh Churian for poll campaigning, the DSP said. Deol is pitted against Congress candidate and sitting MP Sunil Jakhar from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat.last_img read more

UNbacked initiative welcomes websites effort to promote rural jobs in India

Business Call to Action (BCtA), an initiative supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Global Compact and several other organizations, recognized Monster Worldwide for its decision to provide a portal to, a recruitment tool for companies looking to hire local talent in India.“The Business Call to Action is pleased to welcome as its newest member working to leverage core business expertise to support inclusive development and alleviate poverty among India’s rural population,” said Natalie Africa, the Programme Manager of BCtA.“Innovative business models such as this marry business innovation with sustainable development outcomes to promote prosperity across all of India,” she added.Sanjay Modi, Managing Director for in India, Middle East and South-East Asia said the company’s support of, which means “world of employment opportunities” in Hindi, will create avenues of employment and growth in 40,000 villages across India.“Our initiative is in line with the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), supports the Government’s vision of inclusive growth in India, and is absolutely consistent with our own values at Monster. The portal has been designed after intensive research with the youth in rural India to understand their profiles and internet usage behaviour,” said Mr. Modi.The MDGs are eight goals aiming to respond to the world’s main social development and poverty alleviation challenges, which States have agreed to make efforts to achieve by 2015. 6 May 2010A United Nations-supported global initiative today welcomed the efforts of an international recruitment website to promote access to job opportunities for young people in rural India as a way of alleviating poverty and accelerating development. read more

Thesis defence planned for May 4

Kirk Stokes, PhD student in Social Studies, Department of Psychology, will present his thesis defence on Wednesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. in Plaza 600f. The title of his thesis is “Attention capture: Stimulus, group, individual, and moment-to-moment factors contributing to distraction.” Examining committee members are: Joe Engemann, chair; Daniel Smilek, University of Waterloo, external examiner; Karen Arnell, supervisor; Jae Patterson, internal examiner; Sid Segalowitz and Kimberly Cote, committee members. read more

Wales derail Englands Grand Slam attempt and take over as Six Nations

first_img Wales celebrate Hill’s try. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO 41,816 Views Subscribe Wales celebrate Hill’s try. Wales derail England’s Grand Slam attempt and take over as Six Nations leaders Warren Gatland’s side bullied their way through 34 phases to force Cory Hill’s match-turning try. 75 Comments Share48 Tweet Email Wales 21England 13NO GUTS NO glory.Wales held firm in the face of England’s suffocating pressure early on and produced an enormous second-half performance to keep their own Grand Slam bid on course, while derailing England’s.Trailing 3-10 at the half-way point, Warren Gatland’s men scored two unanswered tries in the final 12 minutes to swing the Test and the Championship their way. The game-turning try came 12 minutes from time when Cory Hill barrelled over the try-line after 34 enthralling and exhausting phases to give the hosts in Cardiff a 16-13 lead.And had there been a roof on the Principality Stadium, it might well have come off when Dan Biggar capped a brilliant run as a replacement with a cross-field kick to Josh Adams, who juggled the ball as he contorted his body towards the try-line — as if the extra drama was needed.With an experienced fullback in Liam Williams, England were not able to kick and chase their way to tries as they did so effectively against Ireland and France in the opening rounds.However, the physicality of Eddie Jones’ side kept them on top through the first-half as they stunted Wales at source.After trading penalties, the Test appeared to tilt England’s way in the 26th minute. Courtney Lawes reached through bodies to knock the ball free from a defensive Welsh maul. Curry celebrates his first-half try. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOBilly Vunipola and then Lawes trucked up before Tom Curry showed a keen eye for a gap as Justin Tipuric was rising after a big hit on Ben Youngs. The 20-year-old Sale Shark punished Wales by running through the vacant pillar position and over the try-line.Wales’ best first-half bout of pressure in England’s third came mostly without the ball as Gareth Anscombe ran turnover ball and chipped into the middle of the England 22.Youngs fumbled slightly and was hit hard close to his own posts. Despite some ferocious Alun Wyn Jones clean-outs, England held firm and Youngs’ clearing box-kick was chased to perfection by Jonny May, whose tackle stopped Liam Williams an attacking run.Trailing 3-10 at the half-time interval, Wales forced a way back into the game through Anscombe’s boot. Kyle Sinckler, labelled an emotional timebomb pre-match by Warren Gatland, began to lose his discipline after racking up an enormous 20 tackles and two consecutive concessions led to Anscombe making it a one-score game with 24 minutes to play. Players rise to compete for a high ball. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOThe brilliant Curry forced a timely penalty to allow Farrell nudge England 9-13 ahead minutes later. The match remained balanced on a knife-edge, but there was more of the hammer than the sickle to Wales’ try.Gatland’s men mounted pressure with brutish phase after phase. The totemic Alun Wyn Jones rolled his way close to the line and 10 phases later his team were still pushing, looking for an inch when the ball needed to go wide, but found its way to the second row’s hands. He wisely carried.Eventually, the red arrows did fan out of their narrow formation and Biggar unleashed a  long pass from left to right for George North to have a run at the try-line. He was caught short, but England were stretched enough to finally show a gap on phase 34 and Hill lunged over.Biggar, introduced to an ovation on the hour mark, heard rapturous appreciation for his conversion. England were unable to find grip enough to hit back and it was Biggar who rounded off the day with a superb cross-field kick to Adams. The wing couldn’t take the ball cleanly, but did well to reach and grab the pill before it hit the ground and his momentum took him over the line.With a record 12th straight win under their belt, Wales will pick up the push for a Grand Slam in two weeks when they travel to meet Scotland in Murrayfield. They will host Ireland, who are eight points behind the leaders before tackling Italy, on the final day in Cardiff.ScorersWalesTries: C Hill, J AdamsConversions: D Biggar (1/2)Penalties: G Anscombe (3/3)EnglandTries: T CurryConversions: O Farrell (1/1)Penalties: E Daly 0/1, O Farrell (2/2) By Sean Farrellcenter_img Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Murray Kinsella, Andy Dunne and Gavan Casey look ahead to Ireland’s Six Nations meeting with Italy and discuss the week’s biggest stories in the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly. Feb 23rd 2019, 6:47 PM Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloud Saturday 23 Feb 2019, 6:47 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Rep Duncan D Hunter urges Trump to block potential Qualcomm sale

first_img Posted: February 23, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCongressmember Duncan D. Hunter joined Good Morning San Diego for a two-part interview to discuss important national and local issues. Qualcomm is a huge economic driver for the San Diego economy and “has a chip in almost every smartphone in the world,” said Hunter.In a letter to President Trump, Hunter strongly justified his position against allowing Broadcom to successfully purchase Qualcomm, saying “the potential impacts on U.S. security in critical situations are numerous.”Friday afternoon, Representative Duncan D. Hunter tweeted out his letter to President Trump justifying his request to order a National Security review. Mike McKinnon III, Mike McKinnon III February 23, 2018 Rep. Duncan D. Hunter urges Trump to block potential Qualcomm sale Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Duncan Hunter FacebookTwitter Need to watch Broadcom Ltd proposed takeover of Qualcomm. Ifallowed to occur, this would create a significant national security problem andcould mean the loss of thousands of jobs here in SD. Read my letter toPresident Trump urging him to order a national security review:— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) February 23, 2018 Updated: 3:07 PMlast_img read more

Miami Central High locked down due to suspect in area

first_imgNORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Central High School had to be placed on lockdown as a precaution while police searched for a suspect in the area.City of Miami Police officers were seen working a perimeter near the school, looking for the suspect, Monday afternoon.The lockdown was later lifted.It was not know why the subject was being sought or if anyone was taken into custody.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Law minister to fight if any journo implicated in digital law

first_imgLaw minister Anisul Huq. File photoLaw minister Anisul Huq has said journalistic pursuit will not be considered as spying, even under the provision of the just-proposed digital security law.In a ‘Meet the press’ programme on Tuesday, he insisted that the job of the journalists is “to collect information for publishing reports, but not hand them over to the enemies of government or foreign countries”.However, Anisul Huq, a lawyer by profession, told the newsmen that he himself would fight free of cost for journalists if any of them is implicated under the said law for publishing objective reports.The law is widely criticised by various groups including journalists, at home and abroad, who argued that it will further curtail freedom of expression in the country.Anisul Huq expressed his views that section 32 of the draft act, which is complementary to another controversial law on ICT, will not act as any obstacle to practice of journalism.The minister spoke in detail of various aspects of the proposed law and addressed queries from journalists at the programme, organised by Law Reporters’ Forum at the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU).The cabinet, on 30 January, approved the draft Digital Security Act, 2018.It has kept provision for 14 years of imprisonment and section 32 of it says if any person captures, preserves or sends any sensitive or secret information of any government, semi-government, autonomous and statutory body through any kind of digital device, computer, computer network, and/or digital network, then it will be an offence of digital spying.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday October 11

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: 5-7 P.M.Earlier today, former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon filed the paperwork to officially mount a write-in campaign to get her old job back. This evening at 5, we’ll be the first news organization to sit down with Dixon for an interview since she made her write in campaign official. Then, we’ll open the phone line to find out what our listeners think about Dixon’s bid to be Baltimore Mayor again. Plus, a discussion with men on misogyny, sexism and sexual assault, in the wake of the unearthing of Donald Trump’s lewd comments from 2005.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes .last_img read more

Bagwani Utsav to be a treat for plant lovers

first_imgMarking the onset of Spring season, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Ltd is organising the Bagwani Utsav at Dilli Haat Janakpuri, from January 25 – 27, 2019.It will be a treat for Delhiites who are fond of plants and gardening. A variety of seeds and plants will be available for sale during the Utsav. Besides this, cultural performances, magic show and stand-up performances have been organised to engage the visitors. Proffering various local dishes and delicacies, Dilli Haat Janakpuri will also have a dedicated shopping street, along with camel rides and swings for children. A perfect event for all family members, the cost for admittance remains the same as the entry ticket. From time to time, DTTDC has been organising Bagwani Utsav to propel cultural activities and promote community building for all. Dilli Haat Pitampura will host its own Bagwani Utsav from February 1 -3, 2019, for the residents of North –West Delhi.last_img read more

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The multi-year… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Feature | February 22, 2013 ACR Dose Index Registry Surpasses Five Million Scans Data will help establish national benchmarks for CT dose indices February 22, 2013 — Since its launch, less than two years ago, more than 5 million computed tomography (CT) scans, and nearly 3 million exams, have been added to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Dose Index Registry (DIR) — bringing the ACR closer to establishing national benchmarks for CT dose indices, which will help ensure patients receive safe, quality imaging care.The DIR is a radiology data registry that provides standardized, size-adjusted CT dose indices that facilitate meaningful comparisons — allowing imaging facilities to compare their CT dose indices to regional and national values. Information related to dose indices for all CT exams is collected, anonymized, transmitted to the ACR and stored in a database. Institutions are then provided with periodic feedback reports comparing their results by body part and exam type to aggregate results. A sample report containing actual aggregated data from a participating facility is available here:, the DIR has over 600 registered facilities, including private practices, hospital-based facilities and academic centers. Participation in the DIR is voluntary and will help radiologists meet the requirements for a Physician Quality Reporting System registry starting in 2014.“As our early success demonstrates, patient safety and CT dose optimization is of utmost importance to radiology professionals, including radiologists, medical physicists and radiologic technologists. As we get closer to establishing national benchmarks for CT dose indices, I hope more imaging facilities will consider participating in the DIR. Having the ability to track dose reduction efforts over time and ultimately lower the radiation dose that Americans receive from medical imaging scans is invaluable,” said Richard Morin, Ph.D., chair of the ACR Dose Index Registry.  The DIR is part of the overall ACR approach to medical radiation reduction, which includes mandatory accreditation of all medical imaging providers and greater adoption of computerized decision support/imaging ordering systems based on ACR appropriateness criteria.For additional information about the ACR Dose Index Registry: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read morelast_img read more

The Impracticality of a Truly Universal Viewer for Enterprise Imaging

first_img Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Related Content Medicine supposedly aches for a universal viewer, one that can satisfy the needs of every physician — cardiologist, radiologist, dermatologist, orthopedist; and display its images on whatever device — laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone.How wonderful, you might think, to have such a device. But I doubt that any physician would actually want one. Why? Look no further than your coffee table for the answer.Behold the universal remote control — a handheld jumble of buttons and disks with arrows that, when pressed, too often display unintended onscreen menus and options. My cable company said I could use it to control all my multi-media devices. Wisely I kept my other remotes.At the time, I couldn’t imagine how one device could do everything on my TV, Blu-ray player, CD player (yes, I still have one) and Google Chromecast. When a single button push turned them all on, I was impressed. After that, not so much. Video Player is loading.Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success – Part 1Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:44Loaded: 1.86%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more The Philosophy Behind UniversalityWhen it comes to universal viewers for healthcare enterprises, it’s hard to imagine how a single viewer could provide all the functionality needed by every physician — or who would want all that functionality. How often would a dermatologist want to reformat an MRI in multiple planes? Or a cardiologist plot standard uptake values against a cancer patient’s response threshold? Or a radiologist calculate left ventricular ejection fraction?One viewer can’t do all these functions. And physicians don’t want it to.In conversation with physicians and administrators at various stages of enterprise imaging, they staked out four things they wanted from universal viewers. First was to be able to display images of every type — ones captured using the most advanced to the simplest imaging modality; pictures shot with smartphones and digital cameras; videos recorded through endoscopes; charts, graphs and documents. Second was easy operation. The viewer needed to be intuitive. It had to require no special training. Third, the viewer had to display images as part of the electronic medical record. Images had to appear in the context of other patient information and on whatever device the EMR appeared, desktops and mobile devices alike. The fourth — doing all of this quickly, an instant after clicking.Thoroughly amazing is that these four can be done with today’s technology. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Editor’s note: This is the first blog in a four-part series on enterprise imaging. The second blog will examine the challenge of managing the coming flood of images and video.  Building the Right Team for Success in the Consolidated Enterprise – Part 2Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:52Loaded: 1.65%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more CarolinaEast Health System 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 The Light StuffPowering this revolution is zero-footprint technology. It allows the processing of images by the server rather than on a computing platform attached to the display. Zero-footprint viewers not only democratize the use of medical images by displaying them on various device types, they keep these devices clear of the patient data that, if left behind, could violate patient privacy.As imperceptibly as they tread, these viewers are likely to leave an indelible mark on the practice of medicine. They, like no other medical technology in history, hold the potential to spur collaboration among physicians across the spectrum of care, creating common ground on which physicians can discuss cases.But to succeed, expectations must be in line with reality. Across the U.S., IT departments are recognizing that the ideal viewer does not do everything. Physicians do not want someone taking away the specialty software they routinely use to assess patients. Yes, definitely, provide a universal viewer that calls up images of different types — MRs and CTs, pathology slides, digital images of an external wound — and presents patient charts, graphs and reports. But don’t do it at the expense of the tools they rely on for the deeper analysis that characterizes their disciplines.This is why some in enterprise imaging are gravitating toward a different descriptor — “enterprise” rather than “universal.” This moniker refocuses attention on the viewers’ most important aspects; aligns user expectations with the capabilities of the technology; and paves the way for their ultimate acceptance. (As an aside, I wonder, had scientists initially called it polar rather than global warming, would we be having the current debate?)The term “enterprise viewer” tees up the concept for how zero-footprint technology can enrich the EMR, without threatening the use by specialists of the advanced viewers on which they have come to depend.Someday truly universal viewers may be possible, their functionality morphing to suit the exact needs of different caregivers, like chameleons, adjusting to different environments.  That will be a great day.Maybe then the folks at my cable company will get me the remote they promised … if cable companies still exist. 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Enterprise Imaging | July 02, 2019 Reducing Complexity and Cost at CarolinaEast Health System — A Transformative Approach Quality care matters deeply to CarolinaEast Health Syst… read more Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | Information Technology| May 04, 2016 The Impracticality of a Truly Universal Viewer for Enterprise Imaging 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 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 morelast_img read more

Alaska set to welcome mega cruise ships next year

first_img JUNEAU — The first “mega” cruise ship will begin visiting Alaska next summer.The 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss starts making port calls in June, CoastAlaska News reported Wednesday. The “megaships” are part of a trend that’s sending more tourists to Alaska by sea.The ships will carry up to twice as many passengers as some current ships in Alaska. The 5,000-passenger Ovation of the Seas begins sailing to Alaska in 2019.“I believe people will notice the size difference in these ships, particularly the Ovation of the Seas,” said John Binkley, president of Cruise Lines International Association’s Alaska branch. “That is significantly bigger than the ships that people would normally be seeing throughout Alaska.”The Bliss will sail weeklong round-trips out of Seattle, stopping in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. It will also sail to Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm Fjord.The Ovation will be based in Seattle, too. But its Alaska itinerary hasn’t been posted yet.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckThe Bliss is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line, which will send two smaller ships to Alaska this summer.The Ovation is owned by Royal Caribbean International.Binkley said the reason people want to go to Alaska is because “it’s a somewhat exotic destination, yet it’s on U.S. soil.”“And it’s someplace that people feel comfortable and safe to visit,” he said.Travel expert Chris Gray Faust said the Bliss has the largest go-kart race track on the seas, among other attractions.“One thing that’s very nice for passengers going to Alaska is they have a 20,000-square-foot observation lounge with 180-degree views,” she said. “Passengers in that lounge, they’ll really get the beauty of the landscape right there. They’ll be able to see it all as they come in.”The Ovation of the Seas advertises skydiving and surf simulators, as well as robotic bartenders. But it also has a scenic aspect.“They have what’s known as the North Star, which is a compartment that rises above the ship, like a travelling viewing compartment,” Gray Faust said. “People should be able to get good views from that and certainly from the shore, people will notice that.” Alaska set to welcome ‘mega’ cruise ships next year Thursday, December 14, 2017 By: The Associated Press Tags: Alaska, CLIA << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharelast_img read more

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