Squash provides hope on gold-less day

first_imgIndia made a good start in squash on the opening day of the singles events at the Guangzhou Asian Games on Thursday.Saurav Ghosal and Siddharth Suchde won their respective second-round singles matches and will now face off against each other, while Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa thrashed their rivals with identical 3-0 scorelines to make it to the last eight.Doha Asian Games bronze medallist Ghosal made short work of Ammar Altemimi from Kuwait, registering a facile 11-4, 11-4, 11-5 victory. Suchde scripted a 9-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-4 win over Hong Kong’s Wai Siu Lau.In the women’s event, Pallikal had a 11-4, 12-10, 11-1 victory over Gu Jinyue of China, while Joshna blew away Aribado Jemyca of the Philippines 11-6, 11-7, 11-4. Pallikal runs into world number one Malaysian Nicol David. Joshna will play Malaysian Low Wee Wern.Pankaj Advani was given a fright by Nisar Ahmed Safuddin of Qatar before he entered the pre-quarterfinals of the snooker singles.Advani came back after losing the first two frames to win 15-70, 41-45, 78-23, 73-26, 70-13, 57-27, 49-6. Aditya Mehta defeated Mazen Berjaoui of Lebanon.In swimming, the Indian men’s 4x100m medley relay team finished sixth in the finals. Rehan Poncha, Sandeep Sejwal, M Badrinath and Aaron D’Souza clocked 3:52.97s.Mandar Anandrao Divase (1500m freestyle), M Badrinath (50m backstroke) and Sandeep Sejwal (200m breaststroke) failed to make the final cut.India’s challenge in table tennis ended as Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj lost in the singles pre-quarterfinals. Shamini Kumaresan also went down to Japanese Sayaka Hirano 2-4 in women’s singles. Sharath lost 4-1 to Korean Oh Sang Eun.advertisementThe Koreans proved India’s nemesis again as Sharath and Subhajit Saha were blanked 3-0 by Sang and Jungwoo Lee in the doubles pre-quarterfinals. Amalraj lost to 11th-ranked Chih-Yuan Chang of Chinese Taipei 0-4.In sepaktakraw, the Indian men were blanked 3-0 by Malaysia, while the women lost against Thailand with the same margin. Indian women suffered a straight-set loss to North Korea in volleyball.Latika Bhandari, Y Shantibala Devi, P Anand and Sandeep Kundu lost in the taekwondo quarterfinals. The Indian women suffered a 39-107 defeat at the hands of China in basketball. In handball, the men lost 26-54 to Japan while the women were beaten 9-43 by China.- With inputs from Agencieslast_img read more

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CWG: Did PM overrule PMO recommendation to appoint Sunil Dutt OC chief?

first_imgIn a further embarrassment to the UPA government over the Commonwealth Games issue, it now seems that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself picked Suresh Kalmadi over Sunil Dutt for the post of Organising Committee (OC) chief.Headlines Today is in possession of a damning note from the Prime Minister’s Office, which shows that the prime minister overruled PMO’s recommendations to make Dutt the OC president.The PMO had rooted for Sunil Dutt. Its advice was sent to the prime minister a week after Dutt shot a letter. Headlines Today had earlier accessed his letter of complaint.The internal PMO note says that difference had cropped up between sports ministry and IOA over who should head the OC. It further adds that prime minister should consider making sports minister the chairman.But despite advice being in black and white, Kalmadi was allowed to stay on and carry out the colossal CWG loot. The sacked OC chief is now cooling heels in Tihar Jail.The note further punches holes in Sports Minister Ajay Maken’s statement that it was the NDA that picked Kalmadi.On August 2, Headlines Today had said that it had got proof that a Group of Ministers (GoM) had decided to appoint then Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Sunil Dutt as the head of the OC on October 25, 2004.Manmohan Singh too was part of the GoM. The decision was later altered to make Kalmadi as the chief of the OC, it had reported.Headlines Today is in possession of the letter, dated November 14, 2004, which was shot off by the late Sunil Dutt to the prime minister.advertisementIn the letter, Sunil Dutt clearly states that after the decision to amend the GoM’s decision, the minutes needed to be amended.The decision to make Kalmadi and not the sports minister chief of the CWG organising committee proved to be disastrous. Kalmadi and his close associates had a free run allegedly looting the state’s exchequer.last_img read more

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NBA star helped arena workers roll beer kegs

first_imgRondo is generally known for his competitive spirit and his gritty attitude, but this incident truly proved what a unique personality he is. The point guard will begin his first season with the Lakers, who will sport a changed look mainly due to the arrival of Lebron James.The Lakers have a host of new players to go with their young talents, and it will be interesting to see how Rondo meshes with the new surroundings. The will play the Golden State Warriors again tomorrow in what will be their final preseason game. Expect the fans to get their beers on time, thanks to Rajon.Advertisement Never forget the time Rajon Rondo faked a free throw in the final seconds of a two-point game. pic.twitter.com/HP4i1BHfwZ— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 1, 2018 AdvertisementRajon Rondo has always been a recognisable figure in the NBA, both for his exploits on the court and off of it. But he showed his helpful side before the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.As tweeted by ESPN reporter Nick Friedell, Rondo helped some workers at the T-Mobile Arena roll beer kegs in the hallway.Rajon Rondo remains one of the most unique personalities in the NBA. He just helped workers at T-Mobile Arena roll some beer kegs down the hallway before walking back into the Lakers locker room.— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) October 11, 2018Rondo has generally been generous to the highlight reels, which has mostly been due to his amazing court vision and passing ability. Certain times, he has provided moments which simply put, hugely entertaining. Like the time he did these things.last_img read more

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Football transfer rumours: Timo Werner or Maxi Gómez to Liverpool?

first_img Sport on TV this week: the highlights for UK viewers Share via Email Football Read more Topics Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Reuse this content Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Rumour Mill Having chosen Aston Villa over Celtic when he left Hibernian last summer, John McGinn is once again being targeted by Brendan Rodgers. Evidently an admirer of the midfielder, Leicester City’s new manager is already rumoured to be interested in bringing him to the King Power Stadium. The Daily Record claims Celtic central defender Dedryck Boyata is also wanted by Rodgers, while the Rumour Mill supposes it’s only a matter of time before he further enrages fans of his former club by making moves for defender Kieran Tierney and midfielder Callum McGregor as well.A 21-year-old who looks good enough to slot comfortably into any top flight team, Tierney is wanted by Arsenal, who have also identified Ajax’s Argentinian left-back Nicolás Tagliafico as a potential replacement for Nacho Monreal, who could see out his twilight years at Barcelona. Longtime admirers of Yannick Carasco, Arsenal hope to sign the Belgian winger from Chinese club Dalian Yifang in the summer after failing to secure a loan deal in the January window.Inter want to end Matteo Darmian’s Manchester United purgatory and will pay the thick end of £10m to bring him back to Italy. The Serie A side have been unimpressed with what they’ve seen of Cédric Soares, who they signed on loan from Southampton in January and have identified Darmian as the man they’d like to fill their right-back berth.Currently out of favour at Newcastle, where Rafael Benítez says he is now fifth-choice midfielder behind Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden, Mo Diamé and Ki Sung-yeung, Jonjo Shelvey could be off to the London Stadium. A West Ham fan, the 27-year-old spent two years playing for the club’s youth team before moving to Charlton Athletic, where he made his breakthrough to the senior ranks.And finally, in news that will displease a sizeable majority of Tottenham Hotspur fans, reports from Spain suggest that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will fly to England some time this week to have a pow-wow with Mauricio Pochettino. While the subject of any potential chat has not been specified, the Rumour Mill’s guessing it won’t be exclusively about the weather. Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and Liverpool are among a host of Premier League clubs who have formed a disorderly queue to court Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gómez. The 22-year-old Uruguayan has a cheerleader in Luis Suárez, who is reported to have recommended that his former employers on Merseyside splash out on his compatriot. The fee being mentioned? £35m.Also interested in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, Liverpool were expecting to face competition for his signature from Bayern Munich. Jürgen Klopp will have been heartened by what Leipzig’s sporting director Ralf Rangnik had to say about rumours the German champions had already made an offer. “Nobody from Bayern has approached us yet,” said Rangnick upon being asked about the future of the 22-year-old with just over a year left on his contract. “There will not be [a free transfer] between us with Timo Werner and Bayern. This option does not exist.”Determined to monopolise the early paragraphs of today’s Rumour Mill, Liverpool are also mulling over making Real Madrid an offer for their unwanted playmaker Isco, but will have to duke it out with Manchester United, among other suitors, if they are to bring him to Anfield. United are also being linked with what can only be described in transfer parlance as an “audacious £155m double-swoop” for Benfica central defender Rúben Dias and his team-mate João Félix, who can play as a second striker or scampering up and down the left wing. Share on Pinterest features Share on Twitter Share on Messengerlast_img read more

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2011 X-Blades National Youth Championships Referee Nominations

first_imgThe event will comprise of the 18’s Boys and Girls divisions and promises to bring the best youth players from across the country, with school, permit and representative teams all competing.The event also brings the opportunity for referees across the country to take part and improve their skills at an elite youth event, and be coached by Australia’s leading referee coaches.For more information, please click on the attachments below. Related Files2011_x-blades_nyc_referee_nomination_information-pdfstandard_referee_online_registration_instructions-pdflast_img read more

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Ports to Clear the Way toward ZeroEmission Shipping

first_imgzoom Ports worldwide are ready to start working on the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions both from land-based and maritime sources, in line with the Paris climate goals, according to the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).Where emissions from shipping are concerned, IAPH said it will use its consultative status within the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to actively participate in the upcoming session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) where work will start on an initial strategy for the reduction of GHG emissions from ships.“Ports are ready to facilitate the pathway to zero-emission shipping,” Peter Mollema, IAPH Vice-President Europe, said.“This can be done in various ways, for instance through the facilitation of infrastructure for the supply of alternative fuels, optimising the effectiveness of port incentive schemes, increasing operational efficiency of ports to minimise ship’s idle time and the provision of climate-proof infrastructure.”“What is important is that ports have the flexibility to use different tools and instruments according to the type of infrastructure and traffic they manage,” Mollema added.IAPH co-sponsored a submission of Germany and other parties for the MEPC session. This submission calls for a quantified global emissions pathway for shipping to set the level of ambition of the initial IMO strategy, which is to be decided in 2018.The objective is that emissions should start declining as soon as possible and reduce towards zero in the second half of the century, in line with the Paris climate goals.last_img read more

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Brock prof receives international award for innovative teaching

Brock University Professor David Hutchison is one of just five Canadian university professors in 2016 to receive one of the country’s most significant awards for innovative teaching.Hutchison’s inventive approach to teaching through project-based learning earned him a Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the same organization that awards the prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship. He is the first Brock professor to receive the Brightspace award.Hutchison, Director of Brock University’s Centre for Digital Humanities and Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, said he’s honoured by the recognition and credits the cross-faculty support he has had at Brock when it comes to innovative teaching.Brock is really supportive of experimentation and has supports for innovative teaching and also collaboration.“Brock is really supportive of experimentation and has supports for innovative teaching and also collaboration,” he said.“What’s unique about what I’m doing is that I’m a certified project manager. I apply project management skills to my work related to project-based learning.”Hutchison said project-based learning is a collaborative approach that focuses on transferable learning skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking.“Project-based learning empowers learners to collaborate in teams — mentored by their teachers — as they research real-world questions, pose solutions to real-world problems and design real-world products,” he explained.“Through project-based learning, students take on ownership of collaborative projects they undertake as a team. They develop skills they can use well beyond the project in other courses and throughout their careers.”Hutchison, who is currently a Chancellor’s Chair for Teaching Excellence grant holder, is spearheading the new Brock University Design Studio (BUDS). BUDS brings teams of students together from different Brock programs to work on projects such as the IBM-sponsored Arduino rover project.Hutchison is director of Brock’s Interactive Arts and Science program, which offers a number of project-based courses and this fall is launching a new second-year class called Foundations of Project Management.Hutchison’s innovative teaching has been recognized at Brock. He was awarded the 2013 Faculty of Education Teaching Award.Neil McCartney, Brock’s Provost and Vice-President Academic, said the University is proud to see the Brightspace award go to such a deserving recipient in Hutchison.“David’s approach is an excellent reflection of the innovative attitudes that his Brock colleagues bring to teaching and learning,” said McCartney. “These are the people who are taking Brock to the next level of leadership in this area.”Hutchison is one of five international post-secondary educators being recognized with the Brightspace award.“These five exceptional educators are creative leaders who are passionate about providing outstanding learning experiences, opportunities and environments,” said John Baker, president and CEO of Brightspace.He added they reflect the spirit and values of Brightspace by supporting and encouraging innovate teaching and learning.“These five educators demonstrate the impact and importance of creativity on learning. Each of these award winners has had a measurable and lasting impact on learners through unique and innovative approaches to teaching and learning,“ said STLHE president Robert Lapp. “STLHE is proud to partner with Brightspace to encourage and support student-centered values and approaches to learning.”The winners will be recognized at the 2016 STLHE Annual Conference, June 21-24 in London, Ont. and at FUSION, Brightspace’s Global Conference, July 22-26 in Orlando, Fla.Each of the five winners will receive a two-year membership in STLHE as well as $2,200 toward travel and registration costs for both STLHE’s Annual Conference and FUSION. Click here to read the full press release from STLHE. read more

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EA and Bioware notify gamers their information was stolen a week after

first_imgLast week, the NeverWinter Nights forums were hacked, with the attackers making off with usernames, passwords, and birth-dates. Bioware promptly locked down the forum as soon as they discovered the hack, and said they were taking steps to notify the impacted users. Today, a number of gamers reported they finally got those notifications from EA, and were advised to change their passwords: a full week after the original breach.The story re-appeared in the news at a number of sites, claiming to be the latest in a string of security breaches at gaming companies, but in fact it’s taken EA a week to notify members of the NWN forums that their information had been stolen. Additionally, EA noted that their real names, phone numbers, NeverWinter Nights CD keys, and possibly mailing addresses were lost along with the previously disclosed birth-dates and passwords.AdChoices广告EA and Bioware reiterated that no financial information was stored in the forums, so the attackers wouldn’t have been able to obtain credit card numbers or social security numbers. Still, that’s likely no consolation to users who may be active NeverWinter Nights players – especially if their CD key suddenly turns up in use by someone else.As of now, no large hacker groups have taken credit for the attack. Some immediately pointed to LulzSec as the culprit, given their history of breaking into the networks of video game companies, but LulzSec for their part hasn’t mentioned the hack at all.The bigger question however is why did it take EA a week to notify the affected users that their data had been lost? Bioware even confirmed that the attack took place the day afterward, and in their statement they said they had already notified all of the affected users. Now it seems those notifications never went out.Read more at EAlast_img read more

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Heritage Victoria gives green light for Evangelismos Church restoration

first_imgProfessor Marinis Pirpiris announced earlier this week that Heritage Victoria has granted the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) a permit to proceed with stage one of the reinstatement of Evangelismos, and further noted that “upon the completion of stage one our church obtains the green light to operate as a place of assembly”.As Professor Pirpiris, Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) Project Steering Committee member, explained, “stage one involves a major clean-up of the church consisting of removal of all the debris caused by the devastating fire [last year]; and some minor structural works are required which will ensure that the church can become a place of assemble for parishioners”. The GCM announced that it has selected as its preferred builder Merkon Constructions, a building company that has a close association with the erection of Orthodox churches. Works for stage one will commence almost immediately. Once completed, the church can operate in accordance with the relevant building guidelines and codes. Heritage Victoria is currently examining the plans that relate to stage two of the proposed rebuilding.The Board of Management of the Greek Community would like to thank the following people for their tireless efforts in obtaining the relevant permits: Constantine Moschoyiannis (Morea Architects), Peter Paras (FMG Engineering), Andrew Christoforou (McKenzie Group Consulting) & Arthur Andronas (Andronas Conservation Architecture), Chris Merkoulias (Merkon Constructions), Angela Georgalis & Alexi Costa (Moray & Agnew Lawyers). During the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival in February a further $6000 was collected in aid of the church. Fundraising efforts are continuing. To support the fundraising efforts donate to: Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria Restoration Account for Evangelismos BSB: 941 300 Acc. No. 2300212002. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Police release surveillance video of MiamiDade credit card thieves

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating three men who, they said, went on a spending spree using credit cards they stole from a Southwest Miami-Dade home.Recently released surveillance video shows the subjects using the stolen cards at stores throughout Miami-Dade County.Investigators said the cards were taken from a home on Southwest 88th Street and 131st Court, April 20.If you have any information on the thieves’ whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Taylor Swifts Upcoming App Plans To Go Deeply Social

first_img Facebook Twitter Taylor Swift’s Upcoming App Plans To Go “Deeply Social” Mobile app coming later this year promises safe and inclusive online engagement for fans and for Swift herselfPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 12, 2017 – 10:07 am Taylor Swift and her developers Glu Mobile announced the upcoming app “The Swift Life” on Oct. 11 promising “a creative, inclusive and community-driven place for users to better connect with each other … and Taylor.” News Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Taylor Swift; Album Of The Year speech for ‘1989’ Going “Deeply Social” With Taylor Swift taylor-swifts-upcoming-app-plans-go-deeply-social A preliminary peak on YouTube highlights exclusive content, merch and virtual Taymojis; new songs, chats and ways to share; and most of all a safe place to interact with Swift. As an artist and a businesswoman who knows the value of sometimes having things her way, “The Swift Life” has been driven by her own creative vision.”The result is a deeply social environment where Taylor and her fans are able to better connect with one another while expressing themselves in an interactive community,” said Glu Mobile President/CEO Nick Earl. “We look forward to its worldwide launch later this year.”Taylor Swift Sends Cardi B Flowers For “Bodak Yellow”last_img read more

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LIBRARY LINEUP Free Rumba Lesson On July 10 Jazz Concert On July 19

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsHow to Rumba! *RRTuesday, July 10, 7 pmAttending a wedding and bringing your two left feet? Let the directors of Dance Fever Studios, Emil and Ruta Ioukhnikov teach you the “dance of love” – the rumba! Learn how to shake those hips, keep a connection with your partner, and feel the music during this class. Dance Fever is the prime ballroom dance studio in the greater Boston area. Join us as we step, strut, and swing through summer – no partner required.Pints + Pages Book Group  *RRThursday, July 12, 7 pm (note second Thursday)Featured book: Never Let Me Goby Kazuo Ishiguro Location: Biltmore & Main (Reading, MA)A social book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.  The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month.  Librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries  host the book discussion.Current Affairs Discussion Group*RRWednesday, July 18, 7 pm (meets the third Wednesday of the month)This new group is for all who would like to broaden their knowledge of current national and international affairs. You will have the opportunity to discuss topical events and learn from others. Recommended background readings will be provided prior to each meeting. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.Jazz and Much More *RRThursday, July 19, 2:30 pmJazz saxophonist Sagit Zilberman, an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer, will perform music from the American Songbook as well as songs from different countries (Israel, Argentina, Ireland, Africa and Iran), and a few originals as well in this interactive performance.  In addition to the saxophone, Sagit will play the space drum, the didgeridoo, and the rainstick.Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group *RRThursday, July 19, 7 pmFeatured Book: The City Baker’s Guide to Country Livingby Louise MillerPick up a copy of this book and join in the discussion. Louise Miller will be the guest author at the library on Thursday August 2.Kids & TeensDrop-in KaraokeFriday, July 6, 3 pmSing your heart out (or jam out with your friends) to your favorite tunes using our karaoke machine. Grades 4-8Karaoke Coding with the RICM *RRMonday, July 9, 3-4:30 pmUse portable microphones and free coding software to inspire a new generation of programmers and sound engineers! In this workshop, kids will be introduced to coding concepts and basic sound design using simple programs to record/modify their voices and design a beat box. Grades 5-8Sciencetellers Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano *RRMonday, July 9, 6:30 pmThroughout this absolutely wild west adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science! Grades K-5Preschool Storytime: Jungle AnimalsTuesday, July 10, 10 amThis storytime on jungle animals includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5Travel Club Musical Road Trip: New Orleans *RRTuesday, July 10, 3 pmJoin us as we explore New Orleans! We’ll learn about the city, play games, make crafts, and listen to jazz music! Grades 1-3Storytime in the Sun: Yentile FarmWednesday, July 11, 10 amJoin us for a fun outdoor storytime at Yentile Farm!Pals and Popsicles Book Club *RRWednesdays, 3 pm, July 11Want to cool off in the library air conditioning while eating frozen treats and listening to stories? Then this read-aloud book club is for you! Join us as we read The World According to Humphreyby Betty G. Birney in this four week series. Each child will receive a complimentary copy of the book. We will meet on July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1. Grades 1-4Lawn GamesBorrow one of the library’s lawn games for some backyard fun. We have bocce, croquet, horseshoes and ring toss.(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash With Food Trucks & Live Music Set For August 15 On Swain GreenIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Buzz Lightyear To Visit On July 29; Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein Talks On Aug. 1In “Community”last_img read more

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Android Q lets you get security updates without pesky reboots

first_img Jul 10 • How to get Android 10 right now Post a comment Google I/O 2019 Tags Google Google I/O 2019 0 Jul 24 • Nest Hub Max: Google’s 10-inch Assistant smart display costs $230, debuts Sept. 9 Aug 12 • Google will ask you to migrate your Nest account soon: Here’s what you need to knowcenter_img • Aug 26 • Android Q has a name: Android 10. Here’s how you’ll use it Tech Industry reading • Android Q lets you get security updates without pesky reboots Share your voice See All Google I/O is Google’s developer conference.  James Martin/CNET In the future, you won’t have to reboot your Android device to get the latest security update. “Your Android device gets regular security updates already, but you still have to wait for the release and you have to reboot when they come. We want you to get these faster,” Google Senior Director for Android Stephanie Cuthbertson said at Google I/O on Tuesday.Cuthbertson said it means updating the security modules in the background, the same way Google updates its apps.Originally published May 7, 11:17 a.m. PT.Update, 11:22 a.m.: Adds more information.last_img read more

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Politicians cannot seek votes in name of religion Indian SC

first_imgIndian politicians have been barred from seeking votes in the name of religion, caste or creed the Indian Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a landmark judgment, ahead of crucial assembly polls in five states. The court also ruled that seeking votes in this manner will be deemed a corrupt practice and not permissible, reports Times of India.The court’s bench said on Monday by a 4:3 majority that elections are a secular exercise and that the relationship between people and whom they worship is an individual choice. Therefore, the state is forbidden to interfere in such an activity, the court said.A 7-judge constitution bench passed the judgement in the Hindutva case after hearing arguments from various petitioners/respondents, Times of India said. The top court was examining a politically explosive question arising out of a plea filed in 1990. That questioned – Will a religious leader’s appeal to his followers to vote for a particular political party amount to electoral malpractice under Section 123 of the Representation of People Act.The court gave a wider meaning to Section 123 of the Representation of People Act to stamp out the use of religion and community affiliation from elections, the ToI report observed.Chief Justice T S Thakur, justices M B Lokur, S A Bobde and L N Rao favoured rooting out religion from election, while Justices A K Goel, U U Lalit and D Y Chandrachud were in a minority on the issue.last_img read more

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Saudi Arabia to build aircraft maintenance facility in Bangladesh

first_imgPart of the Lalmonirhat airbase. Photo-UNBSaudi Arabia is keen to build aircraft repairing and maintaining facility at the abandoned airbase in Lalmonirhat of Bangladesh. The airbase was abandoned after the partition in 1947 and later Bangladesh Air Force took charge of the airstrip.Diplomatic sources said Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) is planning to invest $5 billion in a bid to set up the aircraft repairing park there.Officials in Dhaka and Riyadh told Prothom Alo that Bangladesh appreciates the Saudi initiative and last week sent a letter to the Saudi Arabia to arrange a dialogue over the matter.At the beginning of this month (August), a diplomatic source in Riyadh said the matter was discussed during air chief marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat’s visit to Saudi Arabia. During his tour, sources added, Masihuzzaman held meeting with top security officials of the oil rich country.Asked about the matter, Bangladesh’s ambassador to Saudi Golam Mosih told Prothom Alo that Saudi Arabia placed a proposal over establishing the facility at Lamonirhat airbase.In a statement on 11 April 2019, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said air chief marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat had a courtesy meeting with Saudi’s Royal Armed Forces’ chief of the Saudi general staff, Fayyadh bin Hamed bin Raqed Al Ruwaili, and commander of the Royal Saudi Air Forces (RSAF) Turki bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz.He also visited King Faisal Air Academy and Alsalam Aerospace Industries, established in 1988, according to its website, ‘to make the Kingdom self-sufficient in commercial and military aircraft maintenance, overhaul and modifications through technology transfer and the development of Saudi nationals’ while Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) was launched in May 2017 to ‘act as a sustainable platform to provide world-class military products and services.’The Saudi authorities hinted that initially they will ink an investment agreement with Bangladesh Air Force. Following the agreement, they will gradually start the commercial activities.Last week, Bangladesh ambassador to Riyadh wrote a letter to the Saudi foreign ministry in this regard.On the matter, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies’ (BIPSS) president retired major general Muniruzzaman said cooperation may take place with a friendly country like Saudi Arabia.“We welcome any foreign investment. But Bangladesh should be aware of any investment that is related to the security issue in a bid to avoid confrontation,” he told Prothom Alo.Muniruzzaman also said it is okay if Saudi’s investment is merely for business. But, Bangladesh should remain alert if the deal includes any military involvement, he added.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Toriqul Islam.last_img read more

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uThukela encourages women to help each other

first_imguThukela District Municipality held and celebrated International Women’s Day in the Echachaza area under the global theme for 2016, which is ‘Pledge for Parity’. The aim was for individuals to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly. This would be by pledging to help women and girls achieve their ambitions and calling for gender-balanced leadership.Various women – including political parties, community, business leaders, as well as leading educators, entrepreneurs, Omama Bamajukujuku and women in rural areas – were invited to take part in the event. International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as the makers of history, and is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women emancipation and equal footing with men.The messages given at the event were mainly focused on various issues such as improvement of the portrayal of women in rural areas, the importance of education and career opportunities, the importance of women in society and their influences, and issues that affect them. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite All women at the event were encouraged to work together and build each other in every way. “International Women’s Day is not just about highlighting the acknowledged imbalances across social, economic, cultural and political grounds, but also about celebrating the successes of women in all those spheres,” said Cllr N Sibiya. She also urged all women to work together and help each other to build their own businesses, and not to depend on hand-outs.In South Africa, we also celebrate National Women’s Day in August annually to commemorate the great women’s march of 1956, where women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books. Women at the event received small presents from non-government organisation (NGO) Qhakaza Mbokondo.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 Early Access Deals Echo Dot Just 2999 Echo

first_img Share Tweet Submit Amazon has already discounted its very own lineup of products for Prime Day and the discounts are astounding.Get an Echo Dot for $29.99, Echo Show for $129.99, Fire TV Stick for $19.99 and More for Prime Day Straight from AmazonIt won’t be Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other sale if Amazon’s own lineup of devices wasn’t discounted for a limited period of time that too immensely. Since Prime Day is Amazon’s very own shopping event, therefor the company has revealed the deals on its lineup of devices, and needless to say, things are very, very cheap. So what are you waiting for? Dive right in and see what’s on offer today!Amazon Echo Dot – Regular price $49.99, Now just $29.99Amazon Fire TV Stick – Regular price $39.99, Now just $19.99Amazon Echo Show – Regular price $229.99, Now just $129.9980% Off Dash Buttons – Starting at Just $0.99Amazon Echo Second-Generation – Regular price $99.99, Now just $69.99Amazon Echo Spot – Regular price $129.99, Now just $99.99Amazon Echo Plus + Philips Hue Bulb Bundle – Regular price $164.99, Now just $99.99Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition – Regular price $79.99, Now just $59.99Amazon Echo Second-Generation Certified Refurbished – From $59.99 – $69.99Amazon Echo Look – Regular price $199.99, Now just $99.99Amazon Echo Plus Certified Refurbished– Price $129.99, Now just $87.99Amazon Echo Smart Home Bundles – Starting from $50.99 – $299.99Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – Regular price $119.99, Now just $79.99Toshiba 50-inch 4K Fire TV Edition – Regular price $399.99, Now just $289.99Amazon Fire TV 4K – Regular price $69.99, Now just $34.99Ring Video Doorbell Pro – Regular price $249, Now just $174Amazon Fire TV Cube – Regular price $119.99, Now just $89.99Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet – Regular price $149.99, Now just $99.99Amazon Kindle – Regular price $79.99, Now just $49.99Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet – Regular price $79.99, Now just $49.99Amazon Fire 7 Tablet – Regular price $49.99, Now just $29.99Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet – Regular price $129.99, Now just $89.99Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet – Regular price $99.99, Now just $69.99Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Table 2-pack – Regular price $199.98, Now just $119.98Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet 2-pack – Regular price $259.98, Now just $159.98Amazon Fire TV + HD Antenna – Regular price $89.98, Now just $39.99Amazon Fire TV + Echo Dot – Regular price $119.98, Now just $59.98Amazon Fire TV Stick + Echo Dot – Regular price $89.98, Now just $44.98Amazon Fire 7 Tablet 3-pack – From $79.97 – $139.97Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet 3-pack – From $139 – $229.97Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet + Show Mode Charging Dock – Price $79.99 – $144.99Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet 3-pack – From $289.97 – $409.97Amazon Kindle Bundles – From $69.99 – $199.97Amazon Echo Dot + Smart Plug – Regular price $79.98, Now just $39.99Amazon Echo 2-pack – Regular price $199.98, Now just $119.98Amazon Echo Show 2-pack – Regular price $459.98, Now just $239.98Amazon Echo Spot 2-pack – Regular price $259.98, Now just $179.98Blink Indoor Security Systems – From $59.99 – $229.99Blink XT Home Security Systems – From $75 – $349.99All of the above deals are exclusive to Prime members only.You might also want to check out the following Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals:DJI Prime Day 2018 Deals: Mavic Pro for $799, Spark Fly More Combo for $499Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals on Unlocked Phones: Honor 7X, Mate 10 Pro, Galaxy Note 8 & MoreHOT Prime Day Deal: Essential Phone 128GB, Fully Unlocked for $249Hot Prime Day Deals: GoPro Hero for $179, Beats Studio3 for $212, Bose QC25 for $125, 1TB Samsung T5 SSD for $269Here Are the Best 4K TV Deals You Can Get on the Amazon Prime Day Sale 2018Amazon Prime Day Sale 2018 Brings You the Best Nintendo Switch Offer That You Can Ever FindGame of Thrones Box Set Seasons 1 – 7 Blu-ray / Digital for $74.99 [Original Price $229.99]ESR Prime Day Deals are Now Live with Lowest Ever Prices on Screen Protectors, Cases, Wireless Chargers & MorePrime Day Yi Technology Deals: 40% Off Action, Home, Dash Cameras & AccessoriesPrime Day 2018 Deals from RAVPower: $71.99 Sound Bar, Qi Wireless Power Bank for $45.99 & MoreAnker Prime Day 2018 Deals: Massive Discount on Batteries, Cables, Appliances & MoreAmazon Prime Day Gaming Deals: Xbox One, SNES Edition 3DS, Graphics Cards, Morelast_img read more

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HIEBased Image Exchange Saves Lives and Money

first_img 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 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 | 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 Related Content 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 | 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 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 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more 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. 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. How It WorksStroke images from participating acute care hospitals in Maryland and Washington, D.C., are transmitted for interpretation by a CRISP-based team comprised of a stroke specialist, neuroradiologist and stroke resident. Following diagnosis, the stroke specialist collaborates with emergency physicians to triage patients and plan treatment.The images are taken using CTs installed at the regional hospitals. A DICOM-enabled edge device, integrated with a hospital server, queries the on-site picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for the CT images, caches and then transmits them through the HIE for interpretation. Feature | Information Technology | June 05, 2018 | By Greg Freiherr HIE-Based Image Exchange Saves Lives and Money This image exchange system accelerates the diagnosis of stroke patients and individualizes the treatment program News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | 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 PreviousNext Greg Freiherr 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 Why StrokeStroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.; the third leading one in Maryland; and the chief cause of serious, long-term disability in the U.S. Ischemia caused by clots accounts for 87 percent of all strokes. Advanced methods for clot removal, notably the 2013 development of advanced suction catheters, have substantially improved patient outcomes, according to Phipps.Conversely, hemorrhagic stroke comes from the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. Blood accumulation increases pressure, which causes blood loss to nearby tissues. Patients are treated by controlling the bleed and relieving the pressure.Symptoms alone do not define the type of stroke. The only way to determine the type — and the most effective treatment — is the accurate interpretation of brain scans, Phipps said. Many community hospitals lack the necessary diagnostic and therapeutic resources, much to the disadvantage of the stroke patient. Effective treatment must begin within six hours of symptoms, he said. “Ischemic strokes may only allow treatment for a short time. Time is brain.” The sooner the reperfusion, according to Phipps, the better the outcome.In 2015, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that more than half — and up to more than 70 percent — of patients reperfused between 4 and 4.5 hours since the onset of stroke symptoms showed good clinical outcomes after 90 days. This compared to between 20 percent and slightly more than 40 percent of patients who showed similar outcomes when reperfused between 5.5 and 6.5 hours. Improving CareIn a presentation at 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, Phipps and CRISP program manager Karan Mansukhani presented preliminary data about the operation of the CRISP-based image exchange. Over the last three years, patient transfers to the comprehensive care centers have risen from 43 in 2015, to 66 in 2016, to 91 last year. Repeat imaging studies were zero in 2015, eight in 2016 and five last year.CRISP allows the display of current images in the context of priors and other clinical data, including laboratory values. This accelerates the diagnostic process and dramatically reduces the time to treatment, Mansukhani said.“The data that we have collected so far shows that we are able to save 56 minutes on average in time to decision,” he said. “Because stroke treatment is time sensitive, getting images (and data) in front of a specialist is critical.”This point is underscored by the higher percentage of patients who score better on the “modified Rankin” score, which indicates disability due to stroke. Ninety days after the stroke, according to Mansukhani, 28 percent of patients showed a good outcome after the image exchange technology became operational. This contrasts with 20 percent of patients who showed a good outcome before the technology, he said. HIE Imaging SharingData gathered by Mansukhani and Phipps show that the HIE-enabled electronic image exchange is substantially better than image sharing that relies on physical media. Inefficiencies associated with these media, such as CDs, may lead to repeat CT studies, Mansukhani said.When establishing electronic image sharing within an HIE, they recommend leveraging “champions” within these exchanges who can ensure that the exchanges are set up and operate efficiently and effectively. To be effective, these exchanges need to work with PACS administrators and radiology technologists, said Mansukhani. “Without their hard work, our lofty goals would be beyond us.” Greg FreiherrA regional image exchange system is saving lives and reducing radiology costs in Maryland by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of diagnosing and treating stroke patients.The image exchange, part of a statewide health information exchange (HIE) called CRISP (Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients), not only accelerates the diagnosis of stroke patients, but also allows their treatment to be individualized. Further, it affords the option for transfer to a comprehensive stroke center where patients can receive advanced therapy.This one-two punch of diagnosis and treatment is particularly important for rural hospitals in Maryland that do not have experts to interpret computed tomography (CT) images or the resources to execute advanced therapies. “We have learned that we can really improve lives,” said Michael S. Phipps, M.D., MHS, director of the University of Maryland’s Brain Attack Center, which serves as one of the Maryland Comprehensive Stroke Centers. “When we are able to view images quickly, we can make better decisions faster. That changes outcomes.” Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 How image sharing through a health information exchange benefits patients while saving time and money is depicted in this slide shown at HIMSS 2018. Graphic courtesy of Karan Mansukhani.last_img read more

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Heres a look at the newly opened Grand Solmar at Rancho San

first_imgHere’s a look at the newly opened Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Friday, February 16, 2018 Travelweek Group LOS CABOS — Newly released images of Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa show off the newest property in Solmar Hotels & Resorts’ collection of all-suite properties.The new resort is part of the first phase of Rancho San Lucas, an 834-acre resort community.“At Solmar Hotels & Resorts, we continuously strive to elevate the experience for our guests and residents. Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa and Grand Solmar The Residences at Rancho San Lucas certainly do that and more, presenting an all-encompassing experience of resort, residential and golf in the most envied location of all Baja California Sur,” says Ricardo Orozco, Solmar Hotels & Resorts VP Operations.Resort amenities include two adults-only infinity pools and one kids pool with a mini waterpark; fitness centre with Life Fitness equipment; a full-service beauty salon; laundry services; health clinic; concierge services and more. There will also be a signature spa offering a menu of healing massages and body therapies.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upThe first phase of Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas opened in December 2017 with 70 oceanfront suites spread among the two properties. Guests have three options for accommodations, all with views of the Pacific Ocean: the Grand Studio, One-Bedroom Master Suite and Two-Bedroom Presidential Suite.Dining venues include Anica featuring an international menu highlighted by freshly-caught seafood, homemade breads and authentic Mexican flavours. The Las Olas Poolside Bar is a casual, outdoor option with numerous culinary selections and hand-crafted tropical cocktails. Guests can also visit the Deli Café to revive with Oaxaca coffee, freshly made salads, wraps and sandwiches. Brisas Grill Bar is another alfresco option where guests can indulge in sushi creations, salads, wraps and low-fat smoothies made with exotic fruit and vegetables. Finally, the poolside Tide Bar offers a broad range of cocktails, snacks and treats.As part of the 834-acre Rancho San Lucas experience, guests will soon be able to play an 18-hole Greg Norman golf course, slated for completion in Winter 2018-2019, and a Mexican village shopping and entertainment centre.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoUpon completion Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa will have 594 suites of which 105 will be part of the Grand Solmar The Residences at Rancho San Lucas. The resort is located 30 minutes away from the San Jose Del Cabo (SJD) Airport.Opening rates for Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa start at US$429. Sharelast_img read more

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