Senior NCP leader quits party, joins Shiv Sena

first_imgA day before counting of votes polled in the general elections and the announcement of results, senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA from Beed and former minister Jaydutta Kshirsagar on Wednesday joined Shiv Sena in the presence of president Uddhav Thackeray at Sena Bhavan. Mr. Kshirsagar was a minister of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) in the previous Congress-NCP government.“I had decided to quit NCP long back. I worked tirelessly for the growth of NCP in Beed, but leaders from that party blocked me and tried to stop me from working,” said Mr. Kshirsagar. The former minister added that he felt insulted within the NCP and even his workers were asking about his next move. “One can tolerate insult only up to a point, it had reached the peak in my case,” he said. Mr. Kshirsagar is said to be unhappy over the importance given to Leader of Opposition in the Council Dhananjay Munde within the NCP and his nephew Sandip Kshirsagar, who is likely to be the party’s new face in Beed Assembly constituency. The former NCP minister had campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Beed Lok Sabha constituency Preetam Munde and had also met Sena president Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai. Since then, speculations were rife about his quitting the NCP and joining Sena. “You will never regret the decision to join Sena. The popularity of the Sena is growing and large number of committed workers are coming to the party. Till today, the Sena never attempted to make inroads at Beed, but now that you are here, you can work as per your wishes for the growth of the party,” Mr. Thackeray reportedly told Mr. Kshirsagar.Meanwhile, NCP’s chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said Mr. Kshirsagar had mentally left the party long ago and had continued to remain a member formally only to save his position as MLA.“Kshirsagar quitting the NCP will not have any bearing on the party’s prospects,” Mr. Malik said.Mocking the decision, Mr. Munde said, “He deliberately chose this day. After the scale with which NCP will win Beed, the Sena would not have allowed him to join later,” he said.last_img read more

Super 30 founder invited to teach maths by Harvard backed portal

first_imgIn an effort to help a large number of poor and disadvantaged students across the world achieve their dream of getting into esteemed universities, edX an online learning destination promoted by Harvard University and MIT has invited Super 30 founder Anand Kumar, to teach mathematics.About Super 30:In the year 2002, Kumar established ‘Super 30’ to help poor students seeking admission to the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). It offers free IIT entrance coaching to selected 30 meritorious students, who belong to financially weaker sections of the society.(Read: Super 30 sets record yet again with 28 students clearing JEE advance examination)Why did edX chose Kumar?According to MIT professor Anant Agarwal’s letter to Kumar since edX also offered some free courses, there were similarities between the format and purpose of edX and Super 30 in several aspects. If both the institutes could work together, a large number of students from across the world will be benefited from their association.Kumar’s reaction to the offer:Kumar, who himself had to abandon his dream of studying at Cambridge University due to financial constraints, said it was heartening that institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard were not only applauding the efforts of Super 30 but were also trying to incorporate it as a part of their system.”I am very happy that an organisation like edX is working with positive thinking about poor and disadvantage groups. I am thinking on the offer. Let’s see how I can help students from across the world,” he said, according to TOI .advertisementRead: 50 DU sports quota applicants barred from trials for invalid certificates Read: DU takes DUTA into consideration, plans to redraft ad-hoc appointments guidelinesGet latest updates on exam notifications and scholarships across India and abroad here. For more updates on education news, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho in Madrid court before Chelsea reunion

first_imgJust 48 hours before this weekend’s Premier League clash with Chelsea, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appeared in a Madrid court on Friday to testify in front of a judge regarding charges surrounding tax evasion to the tune of 3.3 million euros ($3.8 million) between 2011 and 2012.The case relates to the Portuguese’s image rights when he was head coach of Real Madrid. Mourinho is alleged to have not declared taxable income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012.In June, the 54-year-old released a statement through his agent in which he said he had settled the matter with Spain’s tax authorities – a point he reiterated upon leaving court on Friday after a brief hearing.”It’s simple. I left Spain in 2013 with the information and conviction that my situation with the tax authorities was perfectly legal. A couple of years later I was told that they opened an investigation and they told me that in order to normalise my situation I had to pay X,” Mourinho said.”I didn’t reply, I didn’t argue. I paid and I signed with the State that I’m in compliance and that the case is closed. For this I was just here for five minute(s) to tell his excellence the judge exactly what I’ve told you. Nothing else.”The judge will decide whether or not the case will proceed to trial.Spanish courts have recently cracked down on tax evasion among leading football figures, including Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.Messi was sentenced to a 21-month suspended jail sentence and fined 2.1 million euros in 2016 for similar charges, with the jail term later replaced by an extra fine.advertisementIn July, Ronaldo gave evidence accused of evading 14.7 million euros on his image rights between 2011 and 2014 and the judge is still to decide whether or not to proceed with the case.last_img read more

I hope and pray that cricket prevails: Matthew Hayden on India vs Pakistan World Cup match

first_imgFormer Australia opener Matthew Hayden weighed in on the debate as to whether the India vs Pakistan match at the ICC World Cup 2019 should go ahead or not.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shot a letter to ICC asking the world governing body to throw Pakistan out of the World Cup following the Pulwama terror attack last month.Several voices in India want Virat Kohli’s team to either concede the match to Pakistan or use BCCI’s influence to throw Pakistan out of the tournament.But Hayden, speaking at the India Today Conclave 2019, just wants cricket to prevail and really hopes the World Cup matches are played as per schedule by all the nations.”Cricket is a beautiful game. It’s a game that elevates and levitates above significant issues. So for me, I really pray and hope that cricket prevails. It has lasted depressions, wars, and anarchy.”I am sure both the governments (India and Pakistan) will have to make important decisions. But from an Australian point of view, I pray there is full membership. It’s back to the 1992 format, it’s going to be round-robin. It’s going to be an exciting format,” Hayden said at India Today Conclave 2019.Former Australia captain Michael Clarke also gave his point of view on this topic.”I think there’s no doubt we feel the emotion of every person. Playing in a World cup, or Ashes or tour to India, my preparation was the game. But you feel the emotion of the major tournament. There will be parts of that when India does play Pakistan.advertisement”I agree that cricket is still a game, the players will, as much as they read the media and watch the news. But as soon as they take the field, muscle memory takes over. A batsman will see the ball, a bowler will be focused on bowling the next delivery and the fielder will watch the ball. No matter, how emotional it is you quickly shift focus to what you want to do,” Clarke, who was part of the panel in the session, said.Tensions escalated between the two neighbouring nations following the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 in which India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost 40 soldiers.Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the ghastly attack in which a suicide bomber blew up a CRPF bus in Pulwama.India responded to it by launching air strikes on a Jaish terror base in Balakot, early Tuesday morning. Pakistan retaliated with their own air strike inside the Indian territory the very next day during which both nations claimed to have downed an enemy jet each.An Indian Air Force pilot was captured alive by Pakistani officials on Wednesday after his Mig-21 Bison fighter jet went down in enemy territory after dogfight with a Pakistani fighter plane.The IAF pilot, who India confirmed on Thursday as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, will return home on Friday on the orders of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.Amidst all this, the fate of the match between India and Pakistan in the World Cup, which is scheduled for June 16, hangs in the balance with the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Indian government and the BCCI yet to take a final call on its future.Also Read | India Today Conclave 2019: Sunil Gavaskar predicts India vs England World Cup finalAlso Read | India Today Conclave 2019: IPL will help players prepare for World Cup, says MSK Prasadlast_img read more

New Bowl Projection For Oklahoma State Heading Into Saturday’s Action

first_imgJustice Hill sheds an Oklahoma football tackle.STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 04: Running back Justice Hill #5 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys is hit by defensive back Steven Parker #10 of the Oklahoma Sooners at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Oklahoma State Cowboys have a 6-6 record, but may still wind up in a decent bowl game in a few weeks. Let’s take a look at the latest regarding where Oklahoma State football could land.A look at the Big 12 standings shows Oklahoma State in second to last, tied with Kansas State and Texas Tech with a 3-6 conference record.Of course, the Cowboys’ highs were higher than those two clubs, both of whom beat them head-to-head. They blasted Boise State early in the year, beat Texas at mid-season, and knocked off West Virginia, eliminating them from the conference title race, in Week 12.It was a weird year.Still, current projections could send the Pokes to a bowl game on New Year’s Eve, which is rarely the case for a 6-6 (3-6) club.A new bowl projection has Oklahoma State football heading East to Memphis to play in the Liberty Bowl.On Friday, Sports Illustrated’s Eric Single released a new set of bowl projections. He projected that the Cowboys will head to the Liberty Bowl to face Missouri out of the SEC.These two programs used to be conference mates in the Big 12, of course. Mizzou has a 29-23 all-time lead in the series.The two sides last played in 2014, a few years after Missouri defected to the SEC. The Tigers beat the Cowboys in the Cotton Bowl 41-31.The Liberty Bowl takes place on December 31. The game kicks off at 3:45 p.m., and is broadcast on ESPN.[Sports Illustrated]last_img read more

Cancer Prevention and Control a Major Focus – Health Minister

first_imgHealth Minister Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said that the administration has decided to make the prevention and control of cancers “a major focus of our attention” to reduce deaths associated with the disease. He said that cancers account for 20 per cent of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country. NCDs are responsible for 56 per cent of deaths in Jamaica and are costing the Government over US$170 million to treat annually. He was speaking on November 13 at a Keeping Abreast Luncheon hosted by the Jamaica Cancer Society in collaboration with Jamaica Reach to Recovery at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. The Minister said his intention is to “pilot the charge” that leads to a broad spectrum attack on cancer, which includes prevention, screening, early diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care in concert with voluntary organisations such as the Jamaica Cancer Society. “The goal is to, on a phased basis, streamline the cancer care path and systematically remove the bottlenecks in the public health system that reduces effectiveness, including as a first step, ensuring that we become current in providing timely results on biopsy samples and all other measures of testing,” he said. In this vein, the Minister informed that a technical working group has been formed to take a critical review of cancer care in the public sector, specifically focusing on the full spectrum of cancer control. He informed that regional technical directors and senior medical officers, who are also members of the group, were asked to identify the gaps that needed to be filled in order to facilitate the provision of the highest possible quality of health care at a cost that is affordable to the country and to make recommendations to fill these gaps. Further, the Minister informed that a technical working group/task force on cancer prevention and control has been established to develop that aspect of the national strategic plan for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Jamaica. “This component – cancer prevention and control, is being given priority attention in view of the rapidly increasing trend globally and locally in the prevalence of cancers,” he informed. The national plan, whichis in response to the increase in the number of persons being diagnosed with NCDs, is now in its draft stage,and seeks to address risk factors for four main chronic conditionsincluding cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease. The plan will focus on the 2012 to 2017 period. A non-communicable disease is a medical condition, which is non-infectious and non-transmissible between persons. They are referred to as lifestyle diseases, because the majority of these conditions are preventable. The most common causes include tobacco use (smoking), alcohol abuse, poor diets (high consumption of sugar, salt, saturated fats, and trans fatty acids) and physical inactivity.last_img read more

Thirza Blackmores Quest To Serve

first_imgNOTE TO EDITORS: Following is a feature in honour of Remembrance Day prepared by the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. We often hear around Remembrance Day, of the many young men who lied about their age to serve Canada at war. Thirza Blackmore of Westville, Pictou Co., has just such a story to tell. The difference is, it’s her story, not her brother’s. A willing worker with a desire for adventure and to serve her country, Thirza was exactly the right sort of woman for military service. After graduating from high school in Westville in 1941, Thirza worked as an acetylene burner at the Pictou Shipyards. While others enjoyed welding, she used her steady hand to remove and reset rivets that were inserted incorrectly, making ships stronger and safer. She enjoyed the work, particularly the night shift. “It was quieter and easier to get on with the job,” she says. But it may have been too quiet. Her father was overseas and her older brother was a merchant marine when Thirza set off alone for Halifax in 1942 to try to enlist. In the recruiting office, she met a woman from Halifax who was also too young to serve. They sat waiting to be interviewed by a recruiting officer, their eyes focused on a stack of birth certificates, including their own, on the desk. When the recruiter left the room for a moment, the young woman from Halifax removed the two birth certificates. The women sat through the interviews with their birth certificates in their pockets. No one ever noticed and both women became members of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC). After signing up in Halifax, Thirza boarded a train with the other recruits and headed for basic training in Kingston, Ont. During the Second World War, more than 45,000 Canadian women took up military service in fields other than nursing. Posted first to Sydney, Thirza worked in general operations, one of many people seated around a huge circular table wearing earphones to track ships and planes. She was barely 18, and plotting the movements of vessels of war on a map. Thirza and other CWACs also had opportunities to learn to drive everything from jeeps to large trucks so they could provide transportation when male drivers were not available. Thirza was eventually transferred to Halifax where she worked in an operations room buried under Citadel Hill. She remembers the huge table, the others at the table, the huge map and the officers working on a mezzanine above. She said that on one occasion, no one was allowed off duty for three days while an unidentified ship lurked in the harbour. The women of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps lived in barracks within the Citadel. Thirza says it was very dark at night and walking across the parade grounds was impossible. People had to feel their way along the walls to get where they were going. But there were good times along with the work. When Canadian ships came into port there were dances, although liquor was not generally permitted in the CWACs’ canteens. There were interesting people to meet, and some developed life-long friendships. When the war was over, Thirza returned to her home in Westville and attended business college, studying accounting. She married a former paratrooper and had two children. She worked as an accountant for various businesses in the New Glasgow area until she retired. Thirza Blackmore has never regretted her time in the service. “It was an exciting time for a young woman,” she says. “I met many interesting people, did interesting things and learned many new skills.” When Canadians think of veterans, we most often imagine the men in the trenches. But women have played an essential role in all the armed conflicts in which Canada has taken part, serving as nurses, stenographers, camp cooks, drivers, mechanics and pilots. Women also served at home, keeping farms, families, businesses, and factories running. This is the Year of the Veteran in Canada, commemorating the end of the Second World War and acknowledging the contribution and sacrifices of the thousands of people who defended democracy 60 years ago. The Advisory Council on the Status of Women honours and thanks women for their contributions in times of war and of peace. -30-last_img read more

Pauly Shore Gets Daring For Parkinsons Research

first_imgPauly Shore – stand-up comedian and actor (Encino Man, Entourage, Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star) – is partnering with Darelicious, the premiere online destination where you can dare yourself, a friend or even a celebrity to take on a dare to raise money for your favorite charity, in raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research with a side-splitting dare campaign in support of The Michael J. Fox Foundation.The fans have spoken! Pauly Shore has been dared to get rid of all tour busses in Hollywood. He will walk the Sunset Strip, flag down Hollywood tour busses in hopes of getting the patrons themselves to sign off on this petition. In order to see Pauly go through with this dare, he must meet his funding goal of $5,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.With this campaign, Pauly takes a comedic approach to raising awareness for a cause that is close to his heart.Between SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 11, 2014 supporters can go to www.Darelicious.com to pledge funds towards Pauly’s dare campaign. When the funding goal is met, Pauly will take on the dare and provide a video recap as proof for all to see and thoroughly enjoy.last_img read more

Magic Johnson To Lead Panel For Ladylike Day At UCLA

first_imgLadylike Day at UCLA is a program of classes that promote and educate young ladies between the ages of 12-17 from L.A.’s inner city in the areas of Finance, fashion, health and fitness, etiquette, job interviewing and preparing for their future.The program features an open platform celebrity male panel where the young ladies attending can ask the panel any questions they wish without any restrictions, from advice about romance to how to handle bullying.WHO: Magic Johnson will lead the male panel.Additional celebrity male panelists will be announced shortly.WHEN: Saturday, December 17th, 20168:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.1:00 p.m. – Red Carpet Arrivals for Celebrity Male Panel1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Celebrity Male PanelWHERE: UCLA405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095Building: Engineering Building 4(Entrance through the main campus on Westwood Blvd.)Founded by Leah Pump, the LadyLike Foundation is a faith-based nonprofit organization whose purpose is to educate, empower and inspire young women living in underprivileged communities. Through cutting edge resource programs, workshops, mentorships and life lessons, young ladies are challenged to reach their highest potential and become the successful, well-rounded “Lady” they were created to be. Each year, the organization hosts two main events: LADYLIKE DAY AT UCLA and the Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon, which is the primary fundraiser for LadyLike Foundation.WEBSITE: www.theladylike.comlast_img read more

Judge defends Obama expansion of national monument in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — A judge has defended former President Barack Obama’s expansion of a national monument in Oregon, ruling against a logging company’s lawsuit that said the expansion deprived it of timber.Environmental groups hailed Tuesday’s ruling. The case ironically put the Trump administration in the position of defending Obama’s expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, even after Trump’s former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended shrinking it.In the lawsuit against President Donald Trump, lawyers for environmental groups sided with U.S. Justice Department lawyers in fighting the logging company. Two similar lawsuits are being heard in federal court in Washington.For the Trump administration, the unlikely alliance is all about preserving presidential power. For the environmentalists, it is about protecting the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, which at the stroke of Obama’s pen in his final days in office in 2017 nearly doubled in size to more than 150 square miles (390 square kilometres).Kristen Boyles, attorney with Earthjustice, a San Francisco-based legal group that is one of the defendant-intervenors in the three lawsuits, applauded the decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke.“Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is one of America’s natural wonders, not a collection of standing logs for a timber company,” Boyles said.Clarke’s ruling is not final. He referred his report and recommendation to a U.S. district judge, and said any objections are due within 14 days.John Murphy, owner of Murphy Co. and Murphy Timber Investments LLC, the Oregon timber concern that brought the lawsuit in federal court in Medford, said it would file an objection.“I am very disappointed in Judge Clarke’s decision,” Murphy said in a telephone interview. “We operate five mills, and we need the wood.”Murphy noted that other mills have been shutting down because of lumber scarcity and competition from the Southeast, where much of the timber is grown on private land. In contrast, roughly half of the land in Oregon belongs to the federal government.In 2000, President Bill Clinton created Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, a unique habitat where three mountain ranges converge, forming a biological corridor for mule deer, grey wolves and spotted owls. It is home to more than 200 bird species, the imperiled Oregon spotted frog, deer, elk and many kinds of fish.Obama’s expansion extended it into Northern California, and onto 62 square miles (161 square kilometres) of land that Congress designated in 1937 for timber harvesting to allow local communities to prosper.“The land is designated for permanent timber production,” Murphy said.Clarke said Obama did not exceed his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to expand the monument. The act authorizes a president to set aside federal land as protected national monuments. Timber harvesting is banned in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, except for environmental reasons.Opponents of the expansion said that because it intrudes on land already reserved for timber production, the president unilaterally disregarded an act of Congress.But Clarke wrote in his decision that while the main purpose of the 1937 law is for timber production, no court has found that it sets aside federal public land exclusively for timber production or that it invalidates other federal environmental laws.Meanwhile, Trump has yet to decide Cascade-Siskiyou’s fate.Zinke in August 2017 recommended reductions or other changes at Cascade-Siskiyou and nine other national monuments, but Trump has acted on only two. He cut the size of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante, both in Utah.If Trump winds up also shrinking Cascade-Siskiyou, the environmental groups that have lined up with him against the three lawsuits will likely wind up as his adversaries.“We don’t think the president has the power to shrink monuments,” Boyles said.___Follow Andrew Selsky on Twitter at https://twitter.com/andrewselskyAndrew Selsky, The Associated Press read more

UN refugee agency backs green plan with pledge to plant 9 million

“The main problem in areas of displacement is deforestation as refugees and internally displaced persons need to cut and collect wood for cooking, to provide light, for construction and for natural medical ingredients and fodder,” explained UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Environmental Senior Officer Valentine Ndibalema.“People also cut down trees to create areas for cultivation or to sell the wood in markets and have an additional income.”The resultant damage is a major concern for host countries and local populations because the land can take years, if ever, to recover. In response, UNHCR has joined a major tree-planting campaign run by the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP).UNEP launched “Plant for the Planet: The Billion Tree Campaign” in November last year and it has so far won pledges to plant more than 960 million trees, while almost 14 million have actually been planted to date. The agency is encouraging individuals, communities, business and industry, civil society organizations and governments to take part.UNHCR will enlist the help of refugees and host communities as it pursues the goal of planting 9 million trees this year. Seedlings of various types of tree are being produced and will be distributed for planting around shelters and homes or for reforestation of denuded areas.The idea for the UNEP campaign was inspired by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, whose Green Belt Movement has planted more than 30 million trees in 12 countries in Africa since 1977. 21 May 2007Backing a major “green” initiative, the United Nations refugee agency has pledged to plant more than 9 million trees this year in areas of human displacement. read more

Key foreign currency quotations

Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Tuesday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Tue Mon 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2920 1.2888 1.3332 1.3121 British Pound 1.6610 1.6598 1.6650 1.7053 Japanese Yen 0.0113 0.0113 0.0122 0.0128 Euro in U.S. 1.1435 1.1397 1.0605 1.1057 Euro in Cdn 1.4774 1.4688 1.4139 1.4508Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada

UN envoy confirms Nigeria ready to deploy 2 battalions to wartorn Liberia

Speaking to reporters following his briefing to the Security Council on the latest developments in Liberia, Jacques Klein, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, said the latest plan is to have a battalion of Nigerian troops from the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) re-deploy to the Liberian capital Monrovia. That force, which had been scheduled to rotate back to Nigeria, would be joined shortly afterwards by another battalion currently in Lagos. Meanwhile in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Martin Luther Agwai met with senior UNAMSIL officials to discuss such plans. Members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the UNAMSIL Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Daniel Opande, and representatives of the United States military also joined in the talks. Confirming that his country would be deploying two battalions, Gen. Agwai told reporters that a final decision on the departure date was still to be taken. When ECOWAS forces move in, he added, they would remain in Liberia until combatants were disarmed and elections held. “We will do there exactly what we did in Sierra Leone. I hope groups fighting in Liberia will soon realize they have to stop,” General Agwai said. For his part, Mr. Klein stressed that the situation in Liberia was such that “we stand between two options: hope and disaster. Hope that we can quickly move troops in, stop the killing, stabilize the situation. Disaster, nothing is done.” The UN envoy noted that the key to the Nigerian deployment was speed and timeliness. “Hopefully once that ECOWAS structure was in place, that would trigger the American response,” he said, adding that in the meantime, the US Government has offered $10 million to help sustain the logistical needs of the battalions. “Once we have a safe and stable environment, then we can send in an assessment team to determine what is needed,” Mr. Klein said. “But the country is basically destroyed, so it means major rebuilding across the spectrum of health care, education, rebuilding police, rebuilding military – the whole spectrum of what a civil society is all about.” read more

Goodman collecting time capsule items

A new joint project between Goodman School of Business students, faculty, staff and alumni will see a time capsule installed in the atrium currently being built as part of the $22-million Goodman expansion project.In a quest to encapsulate 2016 in history, Goodman is collecting items to stash inside a box that will be reopened in 2064, on Brock’s 100th anniversary.The Brock community is invited to provide suggestions of what the time capsule should include.Suggestions will be vetted by a committee comprised of students, faculty and staff and are being collected through Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.Suggestions can also be made in person in the main hallway of Taro Hall’s third floor Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5 from 2 – 4 p.m. or Thursday, Dec. 8 from 5 – 6:50 p.m., where the Goodman Business Students’ Association and Goodman Graduate Business Council will be hosting tables. read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse blows out Detroit in regularseason home opener

OSU junior attackman JT Blubaugh (9) moves past Detroit senior midfielder Mike Spuller (50) during the Buckeyes’ contest with the Titans at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Feb. 13. OSU won 16-5. Credit: Miles McQuinn | Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team might have found its new go-to threat on offense.Junior attacker J.T. Blubaugh scored four goals and assisted on two more for a total of six points in the Buckeyes’ 16-5 thrashing of the Detroit Titans in their home opener on Saturday.Blubaugh, who in two games this year already has registered half as many goals as his total from last season, led an OSU attack that has somewhat struggled through the preseason and first game of the regular season. However, things look to be turning around.“We haven’t completely played up to our potential,” Blubaugh said. “I think today was definitely a really good step in the right direction.”After the losses of scorers Jesse King and David Planning from last year, many wondered who would step up in a leadership role on the offense. Blubaugh thinks he is up to the task.“I’ve had great examples in guys that have come before me,” he said. “I’m just trying to follow after them and do what they would want me to do for the program.”In similar fashion to last week’s game at Furman, OSU found itself in an early deficit. Detroit won the opening faceoff and, after a pushing penalty on the Buckeyes resulted in an extra-man opportunity, senior attacker Andy Hebden threw a strike into the back of the net to give the Titans an early 1-0 lead.Although he wasn’t pleased with his team’s start, OSU coach Nick Myers said he knew the Buckeyes weren’t going to be rattled.“We had a great week of practice, and that’s from where I took the confidence away,” Myers said. “I thought they settled right in.”And settle right in they did. OSU scored four straight goals to end the quarter, capped by Blubaugh’s first goal after he caused a turnover at midfield and took the ball the rest of the way for the score.Detroit answered back at the start of the second quarter by scoring two goals to cut the deficit to 4-3. OSU was unable to find an opening in the Titan defense in the second quarter until redshirt junior midfielder and co-captain Tyler Pfister took a pass from senior attacker Carter Brown and scored to give the Buckeyes a 5-3 lead.The rest of the game was dominated by the Buckeyes. The offense scored twice more in the second period and 11 more times overall. The Buckeyes made very few unforced turnovers and waited patiently for a good shot.The defense clamped down on the Detroit offense after the first three goals. The Titan offense was only able to manage nine shot attempts in the second half, and a number of turnovers resulted in goals for the Buckeyes.“That’s going to be the backbone of our team early in the year,” Myers said. “Any time you hold a team to five goals you have to be pleased with that effort.”The Scarlet and Gray were able to hold a major advantage in time of possession throughout the whole game, especially in the second half. Blubaugh attributed that to his defense.“That’s a testament to our defense and our goalie Tom Carey,” Blubaugh said. “They were squashing everything Detroit was doing … and then (the offense) did our job.”The defense allowed only five goals on 25 attempted shots by the Titans. The redshirt junior Carey was a big part of that, leading the defense and amassing 10 saves.Myers said he was not surprised by the game Carey had. “Tommy made some really nice saves when we had breakdowns,” Myers said. “That’s what you expect out of your goalie.”Another reason for the Buckeyes’ advantage in time of possession was how they were able to win faceoffs.After being named Big Ten Specialist of the Week, junior Jake Withers continued his strong play. A combination of Withers and senior Tae Kim won 17 of 22 faceoffs, leading to many Buckeye opportunities on offense.“Jake’s … been using a couple of different moves and Tae was a nice spark off the bench,” Myers said.OSU will be looking to continue its unbeaten start to the season as it travels to Amherst, Massachusetts, on Feb. 20 to face the University of Massachusetts Middlemen. The game is scheduled to begin at noon. read more

Joy Global debuts new Montabert drill attachment the CPA 295

first_imgJoy Global introduced its new Montabert rock drill attachment, the CPA 295, at MINExpo. This is a revolutionary excavator-mounted rock drill attachment aimed to match or exceed the production rate of conventional drill rigs. It offers contractors the versatility to drill holes from 63.5 to 101.6 mm in diameter, and up to 22 m deep; helping lower costs while increasing application potential. It offers a diverse application range.The attachment can be mounted on any excavator weighing more than 25 t, and was designed for easy connection and installation.“It can be mounted on and off an excavator in about 10 minutes with the use of a quick coupler,” said Gaetan Julien, Montabert Product Drilling Specialist for Joy Global. “You can go from digging, ripping rock or breaking rock, and then be drilling again minutes later.”The CPA 295’s patented control system was designed to outperform competing products in both power and efficiency. It is equipped with the latest generation Montabert hydraulic drifter, the HC95.Montabert General Manager Stephane Giroudon said the CPA 295 fills a critical void in today’s market. “Due to growing demand and cost concerns, customers were calling for bigger drill attachments with larger hole diameter and depth options, at greater speeds,” Giroudon said. “The CPA 295’s versatility and high-performance capabilities meet those needs in full.”Other features of the CPA 295 include: an efficient hydraulic dust control system, rod carrousel and a radio remote control, making it easy to operate the drill attachment from anywhere. It also features an advanced Intelsense controller system, which automatically detects and analyzes various rock layouts to best optimize the drifter striking frequency and energy; improving operating costs, uptime and ease of maintenance.last_img read more

Love Walk in the morning Provo Road Runners

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #WalkforLove Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 10, 2017 – Tomorrow there is a Walk for Love by the Provo Road Runners in Wheeland, Providenciales; begins at 6am at Froggies on the Beach and continues to Millennium Highway and return for Island breakfast on sale and giveaways including one for a lucky couple. It’s $5 to participate.#MagneticMediaNews #WalkforLove Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Collision disrupts DhakaCtg rail link

first_img.The rail communications of Chittagong with Dhaka remained cut off following a collision between a Demu train and a truck at Panusua in Comilla sadar upazila.Comilla railway station master Shafiqur Rahman said the accident took place when a sand-laden truck hit the Comilla-bound Demu train at an unauthorised level-crossing around 9:30am on Saturday.Following the collision, the wheels of the train veered off the rail track, said the station master.A Dhaka-bound train, ‘Subarna Express’, got stranded at Comilla rail station following the derailment, reports UNB.A relief train from Akhaura was on its way to the spot to salvage the Demu train, he added.last_img read more

House Bill Would Revive Mothballed Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump

first_img Share AP Photo/John Locher, FileThis April 9, 2015, file photo shows the south portal of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury, Nev. The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers.The House on Thursday approved an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers.Supporters say the bill would help solve a nuclear-waste storage problem that has festered for more than three decades. More than 80,000 metric tons of spent fuel from commercial nuclear power plants sit idle in 121 communities across 39 states.The bill would direct the Energy Department to continue a licensing process for Yucca Mountain while also moving forward with a separate plan for a temporary storage site in New Mexico or Texas.The House approved the bill, 340-72, sending the measure to the Senate, where Nevada’s two senators have vowed to block it.“The House can vote all they want to revive #YuccaMountain, but let’s be clear – any bill that would turn Nevadans’ backyards into a nuclear waste dump is dead on arrival,” Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto tweeted. “Yucca will never be anything more than a hole in the ground.”But House members from both parties outside Nevada said it was past time for the federal government to fulfill its obligation to permanently dispose of spent nuclear fuel now sitting in dozens of states, near lakes, rivers and communities.“People are ready to do something rather than nothing,” said Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., the bill’s chief sponsor.President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed reviving the long-stalled Yucca project 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Las Vegas, but the plan faces bipartisan opposition from the state’s governor and congressional delegation.Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said the U.S. has a “moral obligation” to find a long-term solution to store spent fuel from its commercial nuclear fleet. Trump’s budget proposes $120 million to revive the Yucca project.Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican who is locked in a close race for re-election, blasted the vote as “an exercise in futility.”Heller vowed that, “Under my watch, I will not let one more hard-earned taxpayer dollar go toward this failed project — just as I have in the past. Yucca Mountain is dead, it is that simple.”Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, Heller’s likely opponent in the general election, also opposes use of Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste. She called Yucca a “failed project” and “complete waste of time and taxpayer money.”Nevada Democrats blame Heller for even allowing the vote, noting that he is a close friend of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who controls the House schedule.“Sen. Heller tries to brag about standing between Washington and Yucca Mountain, but our weak and ineffective senator couldn’t even dissuade one of his closest friends on Capitol Hill from preparing to ram this bill through the Republican-controlled House,” said Sarah Abel, a spokeswoman for Nevada Democrats.While the fight over Yucca resumes, lawmakers say they hope to make progress on a plan to temporarily house tons of spent fuel that have been piling up at nuclear reactors around the country. Private companies have proposed state-of-the-art, underground facilities in remote areas of west Texas and southeastern New Mexico to store nuclear waste for up to 40 years.The nuclear industry has said temporary storage must be addressed since the licensing process for Yucca Mountain would take years under a best-case scenario.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | November 13, 2008 Traxtal’s New PercuNav2.0 Image-Guided System Designed for Diagnostic, Interventional Use Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | 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 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more November 13, 2008 – Traxtal Inc. released its new PercuNav 2.0 software for the PercuNav system.PercuNav 2.0 is a computer assisted, image-guided diagnostic and interventional system cleared by the FDA and features a broad range of flexible and rigid “tip-tracked” instruments. It is a commercially available soft tissue navigation system with tracked instrumentation that provides the option of navigation with multimodal image fusion with any single modality, such as CT or ultrasound imaging.The PercuNav system consists of the Traxtal Tx mobile system cart, PercuNav software, and a wide range of instruments including flexible needles, biopsy devices and RFA introducers. Using minute electro-magnetic sensors embedded in the tips of these instruments, the software superimposes the precise, real-time location and orientation of the instruments on pre-operative and live images of the patient. The system also incorporates advanced techniques for compensating for patient motion and respiration. It acts like a GPS system for medical instruments, and is the only such product available that allows accurate tracking of flexible instrument tips inside a patient’s anatomy. The PercuNav system is also designed to deliver powerful solutions for diagnostic imaging. Physicians can identify and mark areas of interest on CT or MR scans which can then be overlaid with live ultrasound for diagnostic scanning. This allows areas of interest to be quickly located and compared under both imaging modalities, while compensating for patient motion and respiration. It provides interventional radiologists and sonographers with the broadest image fusion capabilities available for soft tissue navigation.For more information: www.traxtal.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more last_img read more