EPL: Manchester United lose, Chelsea crush Newcastle

first_imgManchester United missed the chance to steal a march on the Premier League’s top four when an own goal by keeper David De Gea cost them a 2-1 defeat at Premier League strugglers Sunderland on Saturday.With the sides above them all playing each other in a mouth-watering Sunday programme, United could have closed to within three points of fourth-placed Manchester City but the gloom that has enveloped them most of the season returned as their hopes of Champions League qualification receded.Anthony Martial’s dinked finish shortly before halftime cancelled out Wahbi Khazri’s third-minute opener for Sunderland but United fizzled out after the break and Spaniard De Gea could only help Lamine Kone’s late header into his own goal.While United’s limp defeat put the spotlight back on under-pressure manager Louis van Gaal, Sunderland’s first home league win over United since 1997 raised spirits after a week which saw them sack midfielder Adam Johnson after he pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.Sunderland remain second from bottom but with the Newcastle United, Swansea City and Bournemouth losing and Norwich City surrendering a two-goal lead against West Ham United, their hopes of avoiding relegation rose.”This is more than an added bonus for us; this is a massive, massive three points,” Sam Allardyce, whose Sunderland side are now only one point away from the safety zone, said.Newcastle were thumped 5-1 at Chelsea in the late kickoff as the champions produced their best performance of a poor league season to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 12 since Guus Hiddink replaced sacked Jose Mourinho.advertisementPedro scored twice for Chelsea, while Diego Costa, Willian and Bertrand Traore also punished a wide-open Newcastle defence to leave the north east club back in the bottom three on goal difference below Norwich who drew 2-2 with West Ham United.Norwich, on a run of five consecutive defeats, led 2-0 with second-half goals from Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan but their leaky rearguard buckled again and Dimitri Payet and Mark Noble earned West Ham a point.West Ham could have moved above Manchester United into fifth spot with a win but dropped to seventh, below Southampton after they beat Swansea 1-0 in south Wales.United have 41 points and look destined for a battle for a Europa League place with Southampton and West Ham who have 40.”It will be difficult to qualify for the Champions League and the top four now, we know that,” United skipper Wayne Rooney told the club’s website.”So it’s a sad day in terms of losing three points and we have to somehow move on.”West Bromwich Albion eased their relegation fears, winning 1-0 at mid-table Everton, but Bournemouth’s 3-1 home defeat by Stoke City left the south coast club in 15th place and four points above third-from-bottom Newcastle United.Emmanuel Adebayor scored his first goal since joining Crystal Palace but could not prevent a sixth defeat in seven matches for Alan Pardew’s side who lost 2-1 at home to Watford.Attention turns to the title race on Sunday when leaders Leicester City try and consolidate their five-point advantage at third-placed Arsenal before fourth-placed Manchester City host second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.last_img read more

Sportzware Central v7 Release

first_imgSportingPulse is pleased to announce that the latest release of Sportzware Central (version 7.0) will be made available from Wednesday, 28 January 2009. SWC v7 includes a number of exciting developments, full details of which are provided in the attached document.As a part of our communications process, we are providing National Governing Bodies with prior notice of the release of SWC v7 before notifying leagues and associations on Wednesday January 28 and giving them their new registration key.We trust this communication enables you to assist us in continuing to provide award-winning software throughout your sport and sharing in the advantages and benefits of keeping all leagues and associations at the forefront of online technology.last_img

Concordia University defends handling of sexual misconduct complaint

first_imgThe Canadian Press MONTREAL — Concordia University is defending the way it investigates sexual misconduct allegations against its faculty after a former student accused the school of mishandling her complaint.University spokeswoman Fiona Downey said today Quebec’s Education Department told Concordia it is in compliance with a 2017 law governing how post-secondary institutions handle complaints of sexual misconduct.Ibi Kaslik, a novelist and University of Toronto instructor, filed a complaint with Concordia in January 2018 against an English instructor still employed at the university. She accused him of sexual misconduct when he taught her in the 1990s.Kaslik says she heard nothing from the school for a year following her complaint. After contacting the university again last month, she was told by the school’s human resources department that action had been taken in the file but she was given no further details.Kaslik says she then discovered in a news report this week that the teacher had been exonerated. She calls the way Concordia handled her complaint absurd and a failure of justice, saying the teacher should be fired.Downey says Concordia cannot comment on individual cases for privacy reasons and because it would be a violation of provincial law. Repeated attempts to contact the spokesperson for the education minister were unsuccessful.last_img read more

Regional parties to get more LS seats than Cong, BJP: Akhilesh

first_imgLucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that regional parties will get more seats than the Congress and the BJP in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.”I think regional parties will get more seats than the Congress and the BJP. The next PM will be from the regional parties,” he said at a press conference here. When asked whether he was in the race for the top post, Yadav said, “I am not in the race for prime ministership, but will be happy if next PM is from UP. I will support those who want to become PM.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’On being asked if the SP-BSP alliance will support Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, whose name is doing rounds as a possible Congress candidate against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yadav ruled out any support to the Congress saying, “Our alliance is with the BSP and the RLD. We will declare candidate from the Varanasi seat soon.” The SP is contesting the Lok Sabha polls in an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), keeping the Congress out of the “gathbandhan”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KWhen asked about this tough stand against the Congress, he said, “A person who had filed a PIL against me and my father Mulayam Singh Yadav is seen with Congress leaders. You (media) can see the photograph. Congress should reply on this.” As far as the CBI is concerned, he said, “The Congress and the BJP have an alliance (for misusing the CBI against regional parties).” Asked about recent statements of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath against him, he said, “The pride of everyone cannot continue for long. This time people of the state will shatter his pride and send him to ‘Math’ (Gorakhnath Math).” He said the BJP leaders have “lost their mental balance” after the alliance and it reflected in their language. Asked about PM’s scheduled visit to Kannauj later this week, Yadav said, “The PM and CM should tell the people of Kannauj what their governments have done for them.” On Bhopal BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur over her remarks against slain Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, he said, “Such people are fielded to divert the attention of the people. But people this time are alert.”last_img read more

SecretaryGeneral urges swift release of Zimbabwean presidential poll results

7 April 2008United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concern that the results of presidential elections in Zimbabwe have not been released and urged the electoral authorities to do so “expeditiously and with transparency.” In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban noted that nine days after the elections, the results had yet to be released in spite of the constitutional deadline. “The Secretary-General… urges the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to discharge its responsibility and release the results expeditiously and with transparency,” the statement said. “He calls upon all actors to act responsibly, exercise restrain and calm, and to address all issues regarding the elections through recourse to legal means and dialogue,” it continued. The Secretary-General previously called for the utmost transparency during the counting of votes.In the presidential poll, the incumbent, Robert Mugabe, is facing Morgan Tsvangirai and Simba Makoni. If a winning candidate does not win more than 50 per cent of the total votes, a run-off race is required. Mr Tsvangirai’s party, the Movement for Democratic Change, has petitioned Zimbabwe’s High Court to demand the immediate release of the election results. The electoral authorities have already announced the results of the Senate and parliamentary elections, which were held on the same day as the presidential vote. read more

Amazon gets into the movie business

first_imgAmazon is getting into the movie business. The retailer has created a new online business, Amazon Studios, with the goal of producing theatrical releases based on projects submitted online. Amazon Studios hopes to give as yet undiscovered filmmakers and screenwriters an opportunity to have one of their projects made into a theatrical feature film thanks to a first-look partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures.To encourage participation, Amazon will award a total of $2.7 million to top submissions. 2011 Annual Awards will include $100,000 for best script and $1 million to the best movie. Monthly awards will include $100,000 for best movie and $20,000 each for the two best scripts with the first monthly awards being announced near the end of February 2011. To be eligible for the annual awards, projects must be submitted before the end of the year. Monthly awards will begin with projects submitted by the end of January 2011.To participate, screenwriters and filmmakers can upload their projects to the Amazon Studios website. Uploaded movies must be full length (at least 70 minutes), but as Amazon puts it they don’t have to be theatrical-quality. Submitted projects will have an opportunity to be reviewed by film fans who will have the ability to upload alternate or revised versions of a project. For inspiration, Amazon Studios put together five test movie samples which can be accessed through the site’s Getting Started page.If a filmmaker or screenwriter is lucky enough to have their movie made into a Amazon Studios theatrical feature film they will receive a rights payment of $200,000 in addition to any annual or monthly award. If the movies goes on to make over $60 million they will receive a $400,000 bonus. If Warner Bros. Pictures does not decide to develop a project Amazon Studios does have the right to make a movie based on the project with another studio.Read more at Amazonlast_img read more

Detroit Auto Show Top Tech Cars Chrysler 300

first_imgDETROIT – More driver assistance and infotainment technology make the reskinned 3011 Chrysler 300 an even more interesting part of the Chrysler line-up. Most important is the Safety Tec group that can include adaptive cruise control with collision warning, front and rear parking sonar, blind spot detection with rear cross path detection (when backing), and steerable xenon lighting. The UConnect Touch infotainment displays comprises a touchscreen radio with an 8.4-inch LCD and (some models) Garmin navigation. There’s a big center stack LCD screen, called UConnect Touch by Chrysler, on Chrysler 300 models, not just navigation-equipped cars. That makes it easier to control an iPod or satellite radio. UConnect Touch is what every car will have in 5-10 years; the automakers are just too cheap, or dumb, to realize it. Or they’ve realized it and their long lead times means you won’t see it for years to come. Remember that it took three years for the first automaker to add an iPod interface. The Chrysler 300 Safety Tec package is an expansion of what’s already offered on the 2010 Town & Country minivans. Ford has a couple years head start on two of features offered in Safety Tec: adaptive cruise control with collision warning, and blind spot detection with rear cross path detection (Ford calls it cross-traffic alert). Like Ford, unlike many European and Japanese automakers, this is safety priced so middle-class car buyers can be as safe as Wall Street investment bankers driving investment banker-priced luxury cars.  The car has been reskinned but, fear not: If you’re a fan of chrome, Chrysler hasn’t cut back there. Category:  Mainstream car with affordable tech Why it matters: The Safety Tec package expands here and remains cheap. A big LCD standard on non-navigation-equipped cars is where the industry is headed. Chrysler needs every big hit (Jeep Grand Cherokee) and moderate hit (2011 reskinning of the Chrysler 300) it can get after years as the weakest U.S. automaker. Gearlog mobile’s Top 2011 Detroit Auto Show Tech Cars: Mind-Boggling Hybrid Technology – Porsche 918 RSR Mainstream Hybrid Technology – Toyota Prius C World Car (That Americans Will Buy) – Ford C Class Affordable Sporty Car with Useful Technology – Hyundai Veloster Mainstream Car with Affordable Tech – Chrysler 300last_img read more

Séisme en Chine les zones touchées restent difficiles daccès

first_imgSéisme en Chine : les zones touchées restent difficiles d’accèsEn Chine, la région de Sichuan qui a été frappée par un séisme est difficile d’accès pour les secours qui sont pourtant de plus en plus nombreux à se déployer sur place.188 morts, 25 disparus et 11.500 blessés : tels sont les chiffres dévoilés par le dernier bilan officiel des victimes du séisme de magnitude 6,6 qui a eu lieu samedi dans le Sichaun, dans le sud-ouest de la Chine. Selon le bureau des affaires civiles du Sichuan, 17.000 familles ont perdu leur domicile dans la catastrophe et les équipes de secours ont du mal à intervenir dans cette région difficile d’accès. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En effet, certaines zones ne sont accessibles qu’à pied, les routes n’étant pas encore carrossables ou barrées par des obstacles, rapporte l’AFP. De plus la région continue à présenter des répliques sismiques : depuis samedi matin, plus de 2.000 ont été ressenties, la plus violente atteignant 5,4 de magnitude. Des secousses qui continuent d’alimenter la psychose des habitants, qui sont également par la pluie qui pourrait provoquer plusieurs glissements de terrain et aggraver la situation. “Beaucoup de gens craignent que la pluie ne cause davantage de dommages. Je n’ose aller nulle part à proximité d’une montagne”, a déclaré ainsi à l’AFP une résidente du village de Baoxing, victime du tremblement de terre. La Russie a envoyé aujourd’hui un groupe de 198 secouristes pour venir prêter main forte aux milliers de militaires, pompiers et policiers chinois déjà sur place. Ils interviendront notamment dans la zone touchée de la ville de Ya’an, indique l’agence de presse Chine nouvelle. A ces renforts, s’ajoutent des volontaires et bénévoles qui sont spontanément venus de tout le pays mais qui, du coup, bloquent les routes. Le dernier bilan est ainsi une nouvelle fois susceptible de s’aggraver au fur et à mesure que les secours s’affairent. De son côté, le secrétaire général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a fait savoir qu’il était “profondément attristé par les vies perdues et les destructions causées par les séisme et ses répliques”.Le 22 avril 2013 à 13:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Elon Musk Already Installed Tesla Solar Roof

first_img Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow Stay on target Less than a year after unveiling its integrated solar roofing solution, Tesla has completed its first product installations—on employee homes.Installations at the homes of Tesla co-founders Elon Musk and JB Straubel—the first Solar Roof customers—are already generating energy.Unlike most solar-powered houses today, which feature slabs of paneling, Tesla’s glass tiles (available in four conventional-looking designs) are conceived to look indistinguishable from traditional roofing materials.“Adopting solar has historically required a degree of aesthetic compromise,” the company said in its second quarter earnings update. “But Solar Roof provides clean energy from a better-looking roof.”Tuscan Solar Roof (via Tesla)And, in most cases, it’s more affordable: “It ultimately pays for itself by reducing or eliminating a home’s electricity bill,” Tesla promised, supporting its claim with a warranty for the lifetime of the house, “or infinity, whichever comes first.”(Power and weatherization warranties, meanwhile, are good for 30 years.)Pricing depends on house square footage and what portion of the roof you want covered; the estimated cost includes materials, installation, and removal of the old covering. Add a recommended Powerwall battery for $5,500, plus supporting hardware.Textured Solar Roof (via Tesla)As soon as Tesla gives the thumbs up on its trial tiles, public installations will begin and are expected to gain steam through 2017, eventually reaching international customers.It’s been a busy week for Musk, who on Saturday launched the entry-level Model 3 electric vehicle.“Our teams are now focused on ramping the production rate of these products to support our mission of accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy,” according to Tesla’s update.Slate Solar Roof (via Tesla)The firm is currently building pilot Solar Roof products at its Nevada facility, and plans to start production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo before the end of the year.“As the world’s only fully integrated sustainable energy company, Tesla is at the vanguard of the world’s inevitable shift toward a sustainable energy platform,” the industry titan said.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

State Highway 14 lanes closed briefly after man threatens to jump from

first_imgEastbound lanes of state Highway 14 were closed for about 25 minutes Sunday morning after a man threatened to jump from an overpass.A Vancouver Police Department bulletin said the incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. when an unknown man threatened to jump. The Washington State Patrol and Vancouver police responded and contacted the man, while others closed eastbound lanes and the overpass for safety.The man moved away from the edge of the overpass and was detained by officers. The man, whose name could not be determined, was transported to a hospital for treatment, the bulletin said.last_img

Vote will result in an array of changes

first_imgClark County voters tackled some divisive issues in Tuesday’s election, and their collective decisions could have far-reaching impacts on the region. Here’s a look at what we might expect:Commissioner MadoreClark County Commissioner-elect David Madore is well known in the county for his opposition to the Columbia River Crossing project.Once he takes office in January, the Republican says, his first actions to challenge the current project will be to withdraw county support and start asking questions.“One of the top priorities would be to pass a resolution that declares we withdraw all support of the light rail, tolling project,” Madore said. “And we would explain why it is not appropriate to continue the waste, to continue the same bureaucracy.”Madore added that the process will take more than “simply passing a resolution.”“It requires meeting face-to-face with the authorities,” Madore said. “I will personally visit with those authorities. I need to be advised of who are the authorities … (but) it includes legislators on both side of the river.”last_img read more

Edmund Shing The renovation of B and Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher

first_img Kingfisher (UK code KGF), the owner of DIY businesses B and Q and Screwfix, has been taking flight over recent months, climbing from 286p in November 2014 to 374p today.But what you may not realise is that Kingfishers biggest business geographically is in fact not in the UK, but actually in France with the Castorama and Brico Depot Do-It-Yourself chains of stores. The companys chief executive, Véronique Laury, is also based in France and took the reins in January after previous boss Sir Ian Cheshire stepped down.Kingfishers performance of late can be best described as somewhat schizophrenic. On the one hand, its two UK businesses have been performing well, in particular the Screwfix catalogue/online building supplies division, which posted 25% year-on-year total sales growth in the third quarter (to end-September 2014).However, on the other hand, the French Castorama and Brico Depot DIY chains of stores have suffered from a weak French DIY market, hit by a triple whammy of fragile consumer confidence, higher taxes and declining house prices. These factors have led to an 8% fall in French retail profit in the third quarter (adjusted for currency movements).The good news for Kingfisher is French consumer confidence is now in fact surging and has touched a three-year high, due to falling petrol prices (boosting purchasing power) and unemployment that has finally started to decline (Figure 1).Mr BricolageWith some of these gains in French purchasing power likely to be found in better home improvement sales going forwards, combined with the ongoing restructuring programme (Creating the Leader self-help initiatives), Kingfishers French profitability should turn around sooner rather than later.Helping this rebound in French profitability is the recent acquisition of smaller French DIY retail chain Mr Bricolage, which should result in further cost savings across the groups three French operations from enhanced purchasing power and closing of weaker stores to focus on the most profitable sites. Kingfishers management has already indicated this acquisition should boost the groups earnings per share, delivering welcome profit growth from the other side of the Channel.UK DIY market looking sturdyAt the same time, the buoyant nature of the UK housing market and record high UK consumer confidence (at its highest level in 10 years) should continue to propel continued growth in the UK B and Q and Screwfix divisions, after strong 11% UK retail profit growth in the third quarter.Up to now, the push-pull effects of weak French performance and strong UK performance have seen Kingfishers share price go on a rollercoaster ride, falling from a 2014 high of 440p to a September-October low under 300p, before recovering of late to 374p (Figure 2). While it has lagged the FTSE 100 index over this period, it is catching up fast.As part of ongoing restructuring, Kingfisher has already taken action to curb its money-losing operations outside of Europe, agreeing late in 2014 to sell 70% of its China operations (including 39 B and Q home improvement stores) to local supermarket giant Wumei for £140m. This sale has allowed Kingfisher to launch a £200m dividend and share buyback program spanning fiscal year 2014-15, with £180m already spent in 2014, and more to be spent going forwards.Key to Kingfishers fortunes going forwards will be the strategy update that Laury is to deliver in a month – this could prove a true catalyst for further upside in Kingfishers shares, should her vision for Kingfisher, as DIY shopping habits change, prove revolutionary.Takeover target?The final wildcard that could play out in Kingfishers favour is that it could become a takeover target (according to the Evening Standard), given its dominant position in European DIY retail, with private equity groups holding record amounts of cash and looking for potential companies to buy. All in all, Kingfisher shares may prove more alluring than the challenge of some weekend DIY.Edmund Shing is the author of The Idle Investor (Harriman House), an expert columnist and a global equity fund manager at BCS AM. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Closelast_img read more

Bus torched over road accident in Ctg

first_imgBus torched over road accident in Ctg. Photo: Shourav Das/Prothom AloAgitated locals set fire to a bus in Solosahar area of Panchlaish in the port city of Chittagong on Tuesday after it hit a motorcycle rider, leaving him seriously injured, reports UNB.The injured motor cyclist, Selim, 55, is admitted to the Chittagong Medical College and Hospital, said assistant sub-inspector of CMCH police outpost Abdul Hamid.The accident occurred around 8:00 am in the morning, he said.A unit of Fire Service later doused the flame while no casualty was reported yet, said deputy assistant director of Chittagong Fire Service Md Jasim Uddin.last_img

Taliban storm Afghanistan security posts kill 21

first_imgTaliban insurgents have stormed security posts in west Afghanistan, killing 21 police and pro-government militia members, officials said on Monday, the latest in a surge of attacks that has cast doubt on tentative steps toward talks.The Taliban attacked the checkpoints in two different parts of Badghis province, which is on the border with Turkmenistan, late on Sunday, provincial officials said.Abdul Aziz Bek, head of the Badghis provincial council, said 14 policemen and seven members of pro-government militias were killed, while nine were injured.A second government official, Jamshid Shahabi, a spokesman for the Badghis provincial governor, said more than 15 Taliban militants were killed and 10 wounded in the clashes.The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks, among the most deadly in the province in many months.Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said in statement they killed 34 members of the security forces and pro-government militias and seized many weapons and ammunition.Leaders of the hardline Islamist group and the U.S. officials are scheduled to meet this month to discuss the withdrawal of foreign forces and a possible ceasefire.Officials from the warring sides have met at least three times in recent months to try to agree on a way to end the 17-year war. But in the meantime, both sides are keeping up their attacks.The Taliban say they are fighting to topple the Western-backed government and restore strict Islamic law after their ouster in 2001.The United States and its allies say they want to stop Afghanistan from becoming a haven for international Islamist militants plotting attacks in the West.In a separate incident on Monday, at least five civilians were killed and eight wounded in a bomb blast in the eastern province of Paktika.The Taliban left the bomb in a village square, said provincial official Mohammad Rasoul Adel. A Taliban spokesman was not immediately available for comment.last_img read more

3 including minors killed near NH34

first_imgBALURGHAT: Train services were disrupted for about two hours after a woman and her two minor daughters were crushed to death under a truck near Dalkhola railway crossing on National Highway 34, around 39 km away from Raiganj on Thursday night. The deceased were identified as Ghurni Bansfore and her two daughters as Rinki and Mala. The mob chasing the truck, caught the driver and thrashed him rampantly. Later, police after being informed rushed to the spot, rescued the killer truck driver and admitted him to the Raiganj super-specialty hospital. His condition is stated to be critical. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe agitated locals staged a demonstration at the railway crossing and blocked the NH 34 for about two hours following the mishap for which both train and road transport services remained disrupted. Normalcy was, however, restored after the law-enforcers pacified the wrath of the locals. Police later sent the bodies for autopsy. According to police, the truck was going to Siliguri from Raiganj at a high speed. While reaching Dalkhola railway crossing, the driver lost control and hit the victims. “It is apprehended that it was too late for the driver when he found the victims just in front of the speeding vehicle and hit them causing immediate death of the trio” said a police officer. Police seized the vehicle. A case of reckless driving has also been registered.last_img read more

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first_img 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. September 9, 2014 — Two new studies published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) indicate computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening may benefit more people than previously thought and that the test can be made more effective by using the ACR Lung Imaging Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS) to classify patient exams.In “Experience With a CT Screening Program for Individuals at High Risk for Developing Lung Cancer,” McKee et al. examined retrospective data from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Mass., to determine if patents with additional risk factors — outside of those recommended by the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) criteria (group 1) — could benefit from annual lung CT screening. The NLST group 1 is the same group for which the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended CT lung cancer screening.Meanwhile, the population in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) high-risk group 2 included those who were current and former smokers and quit for any length of time and had at least one lung cancer risk factor, excluding secondhand smoke exposure.Over the study period, spanning from January 2012 through December 2013, the authors found similar lung cancer detection rates in both groups. “The annualized cancer detection rates for NCCN group 2 and group 1 were nearly identical at 1.8 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively,” the authors wrote. These findings suggest that expanding screening programs to include patients with additional risk factors has the potential to detect more cancers and save more lives.Another study authored by McKee et al. assessed the effect of applying ACR Lung-RADS — a quality assurance tool to standardize lung cancer screening CT reporting and management recommendations, reduce confusion in lung cancer screening CT interpretations, and facilitate outcome monitoring — in a lung cancer screening program. In “Performance of ACR Lung-RADS in a Clinical CT Lung Screening Program,” the authors retroactively reclassified the CT exams of 2,180 patients who were identified as being at high risk for lung cancer using ACR Lung-RADS.“ACR Lung-RADS increased the total positive predictive value (PPV) of the baseline CT lung screening examination by a factor of 2.5, in 1,603 patients from 6.9 percent to 17.3 percent,” the authors wrote. In addition, when applying ACR Lung-RADS, no false negatives were created and CT lung screening examinations positive for nonsolid nodules were virtually eliminated.For more information: www.jacr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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Feature | September 09, 2014 CT Lung Cancer Screening May Be More Helpful and Effective Than Previously Thought Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Related Content Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more center_img Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… 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 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 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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Wyndham rebrands iconic hotel in Surabaya Indonesia

first_imgSource = Wyndham Hotel Group – Wyndham Surabaya Wyndham rebrands iconic hotel in Surabaya, IndonesiaWyndham rebrands iconic hotel in Surabaya, IndonesiaWyndham Hotel Group has introduced its namesake Wyndham® brand to Indonesia’s second largest city with the opening of Wyndham Surabaya on Friday, 24 February 2017.The 292-room upscale hotel, formerly known as Pullman Surabaya City Centre, joins the Wyndham family under a new management agreement with owners PT Gloria Ramayana Inter Hotel.Located on the island of Java, Wyndham Surabaya marks Wyndham Hotel Group’s sixth hotel in Indonesia and the second to open in just two months following the addition of the beachfront Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort in Bali. The hospitality giant is making waves across South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, adding 27 hotels in 2016 and recently celebrating its 100th hotel milestone in the region.Citing rising demand due to relaxation of tourist visa regulations, the Indonesian Tourism Ministry recently revealed their goal of attracting 15 million international visitors in 2017, a 25% increase from 2016.“Tourism in Indonesia has risen sharply over the years and Surabaya’s expanding industrial and business sectors, growing economy, and improved infrastructure are driving the demand for quality, branded hotels,“ said Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director of Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim.“With a prime location near Surabaya’s business centre and major retail precinct, Wyndham Surabaya is extremely desirable for travellers looking for an extraordinary stay in the heart of the city.”He added, “We are laser-focused on growing the Wyndham footprint, offering travellers more options in leading business and leisure destinations like Indonesia. Our Wyndham brand connects with guests in major urban and resort destinations by delivering comfort that exceeds expectations with the tailored services and amenities expected at a world-class hotel.”Wyndham Surabaya is located along the lively Jalan Basuki Rahmat Boulevard in the heart of Surabaya’s financial centre and minutes from Tunjungan Plaza, the city’s largest shopping mall. As Java’s commercial hub and the gateway to many of the island’s historical and natural attractions, Surabaya is becoming an increasingly popular destination among Indonesian and Asian travellers.Each of Wyndham Surabaya’s guest rooms features warm and contemporary furnishings, Asian design elements, breathtaking views of the city skyline, a bath tub and separate shower room. The hotel also offers two-bedroom apartments and Presidential Suites with a spacious 283m2 of living space.Premium amenities include free wireless internet access throughout the hotel, an outdoor pool, a wellness centre with a sauna and hot tub, and a day spa. The hotel will undergo a renovation this year to introduce refreshing new food and beverage concepts.The hotel’s nine venues for meetings and events can accommodate up to 750 people. All rooms enjoy natural daylight and come with comprehensive conferencing and banqueting services.All Wyndham Hotel Group properties in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate. Information is available at www.wyndhamrewards.com.last_img read more

Christmas packages given out to Nicosias needy

first_imgThe Nicosia mayor Constantinos Yiorkadjis, along with members of the municipal council, delivered 580 Christmas gift packages to underprivileged primary school students during a special ceremony on Wednesday.The aim is to cover the needs of the 580 children and their families in terms of food and entertainment for the Christmas period, an announcement by the Nicosia municipality said.The municipality’s gesture included vouchers from Athienitis supermarket, total value €23,200, half of which was provided by the supermarket itself. The vouchers can be redeemed until the end of December from the supermarket’s food section.The children and their families were also granted the opportunity to see for free the children’s stage production “The wonderful journey”, which will take place on December 22 at the Peo offices. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Bill amends composition of Resolution Authority

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouTHE finance minister will have veto power in the new structure of the Resolution Authority, according to a bill tabled by the government.The bill amends the composition of the committee, returning the Central Bank of Cyprus the powers it had been stripped of when the current law was voted, while granting the finance minister veto power on significant issues.The governor of the Central Bank and two of the CBC’s executive board members will comprise the new Resolution Authority, tasked with implementing relevant legislation, making decisions and issuing decrees or directives.To date, the Resolution Authority was comprised of the CBC Governor, the finance minister and the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, following months of discussion in the House.The change enabled the Authority to have a decisive say in electing members to the Bank of Cyprus’ board through an 18 per cent stake in the bank’s equity owned by legacy Laiki – currently under administration by the government.Reinstating the initial composition of the Resolution Authority is one of the conditions for the release of the fifth tranche of a €10 billion international bailout loan by international creditors to Cyprus, to the tune of €600 million.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreed to between Cyprus and its Troika of lenders (European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund) provided for the competent authorities to revise the effectiveness of the Resolution Authority, including its composition and governance, with a view to adopting legislative amendments by the end of March 2014.But the revised MoU that followed the Troika’s fourth progress review mandated that the changes need to be enforced by mid-July.According to the bill’s introductory note, its aim is the enhancement and improvement of the Resolution Authority so that it can become more effective.The bill sets out decision-making procedures, committee-session rules, convening scheduled and extraordinary sessions, and minute-keeping practices.A clause in the bill calls for the CBC to set up a ‘resolution unit’ to provide support to the Resolution Authority in executing its powers and duties.Also, the Finance Minister’s consent will be required for decisions that affect public finances or are systemic in nature.Specifically, the minister’s approval will be required for decisions on the resolution of a banking or other institution, the resolution measures, the selling of banking operations, or decrees relating to the transfer of all or part of the assets of a bank undergoing resolution to an intermediate banking institution or asset management company.The bill also includes provisions relating to the Resolution Authority’s power to gather information, as well as entering and investigating procedures, and impose administrative fines and other criminal clauses.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more