Retract decision to demolish Mangu Mutt: Punjab CM

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh wrote to Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik on Saturday, urging him to retract his government’s decision to demolish the Mangu Mutt in Puri, which is associated with Sikhism founder Guru Nanak.Mr. Singh described as unfortunate the move to demolish the mutt, which has age-old significance for the Sikh community as Guru Nanak Dev visited the holy site to spread his message.‘Shocking decision’“It was shocking that while the whole world was getting ready to commemorate the 550th ‘Prakash Purb’ of the first Sikh Guru, the historically important mutt, a symbol of the connection between Sikhism and the Jagannath Temple, was sought to be demolished by the Odisha government,” said Mr. Singh in a statement.The Mutt is among many structures within 75-metre radius of the Jagannath Temple that are being demolished to ensure safety and security of the 12th century shrine, following a decision of the Odisha government led by Mr. Patnaik.Opposing the move, several organisations earlier said at least 12 major mutts and shrines associated with the Jagannath Temple are located within the 75-metre demolition radius.last_img read more

India will be tough to beat in World T20: Misbah-ul-Haq

first_imgPakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes that his country’s T20 side can still reach the final of the ongoing Asia Cup but insisted that India will be a tough team to beat when they host next month’s World Twenty20. (Pakistan’s pace battery the best in the world, says Azhar Mahmood) India overcame a spirited fightback from Pakistan to beat the fierce arch-rivals by five wickets in the fourth Asia Cup game in Mirpur.”All the Asian teams appear to be in good shape in the WT20, especially India, because they can give a tough time to any team in the subcontinent. They have a brilliant batting line-up and spin-bowling attack, and that’s why I feel they are the team we need to look to,” Misbah said in his latest column for cricket.com.auCan you hear the thunder? Captain @msdhoni ahead of #IndvSL #AsiaCuphttps://t.co/NKbXvmCylB BCCI (@BCCI) February 29, 2016Defending a low score of 83 runs, Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir produced a perfect blend of sheer pace and swing to leave India rattled at 8-3 inside three overs. However, star batsman Virat Kohli made a composed 49-run knock to steer his side to a comfortable victory. (Kohli vs Amir will replace Tendulkar vs Akhtar, says Shoaib Akhtar) “Although Pakistan lost the opening match against India in the Asia Cup, they shouldn’t lose hope. That their bowlers made 83 look difficult against a strong batting team like India, is something that will encourage them in the next games,” the Test captain added.advertisementMisbah, who has represented his country in more than 250 matches across all formats, expressed confidence that Pakistan will bounce back in the tournament and that they will do well in the T20 format’s pinnacle tournament.last_img read more

AFI to seek details of latest dope embarrassment from coaches

first_imgNew Delhi, May 23 (PTI) Left embarrassed after a track- and-field athlete was provisionally suspended for possessing banned substance meldonium, the Athletics Federation of India will seek details of the incident from its coaches stationed in Patiala before deciding the next course of action. The yet-to-be-named athlete was suspended by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after being caught with meldonium at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI), which has struggled with the doping menace for several years, has gone into a huddle and would be calling the coaches in Patiala to seek details. “The AFI is planning to call the coaches, who are stationed in NIS to find out about the incident. There will be an internal meeting to work out the way forward,” an AFI official told PTI on condition of anonymity. The athlete faces the prospect of a four-year ban if guilt is established and he/she has until next Monday to explain his/her actions. “We conducted a search operation at NIS Patiala hostel in conjunction with SAI authorities and found the banned substance in possession of a track and field athlete,” NADA chief Navin Agarwal said. “This search operation was conducted last month. I cannot disclose the identity and details of the athlete and he/she has been put under provisional suspension. He/she has been given time till Monday to explain the reason for the possession of the banned substance. “He will face the NADA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and if found guilty will be handed a maximum ban of four years,” he added. Agarwal, however, denied that this was the first case involving meldonium, a substance which hit global headlines after tennis star Maria Sharapova tested positive for it. “This is not the first case of dope relating case involving meldonium but this is the first case of NADA charging an athlete for possession of a prohibited substance. “This is under the new (WADA/NADA) rules effective from January 2015 whereby the possession of a banned substance is also declared illegal. This has not been implemented so far and this is the first time we are implementing this rule in the country,” he explained. Agarwal also ruled out any investigation against the athletes coach as of now. “The coach is not being investigated as of now but if the athlete says the substance was being supplied by the coach then we will look into it,” he said. AFI has been reeling under some high-profile dope scandals of late starting with sprinter Dharambir Singh, who was dropped from the Rio Olympic Games after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. He was subsequently banned for eight years. Shot-putter Inderjeet Singh was another high-profile athlete to flunk a dope test. PTI PDS PM CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Matter of time before India play WC on their own: Rathore

first_imgKolkata, Oct 29 (PTI) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today hoped that the stupendous success of FIFA Under-17 World Cup would motivate the countrys budding footballers to improve their game and eye a World Cup qualification in near future.”We have got the start. We should not stop here. I hope we get the U-20 World Cup, so that the start gets even bigger momentum. I believe if things go like this, its not far when India will play in a World Cup on their own,” Rathore said before leaving for the capital.Rathore, who was invited for the U-17 World Cup prize distribution ceremony, said all big sporting organisations like FIFA now have India on their radar and the country should make the best use of it.”Its a matter of pride that the U-17 World Cup came to India. It has taken Indias importance at the world level to greater heights. Now the big competitions and sports which were earlier non-existent in India are feeling the need to come to this country.”The fans response has been fantastic, we broke all records of the most attended World Cup ever,” said Rathore.The Olympics silver medallist said it was time that football became a pan-India thing.”Football is popular only in a few regions like West Bengal, Goa and NorthEast. Its a nice opportunity to make the sport popular all over. We must make full use of this.”We will take full responsibility from the Centre by bringing up more infrastructure and prepare elite athletes by looking after their funding and resources. You have seen the overall infrastructure and the modifications that have come in place have been very satisfying. We now need to be prepared for the upcoming competitions,” he said.advertisementThe former shooter had a special word of praise for the sports loving crowd of Kolkata.”Kolkata has sports lovers. They understand the sport better. They waited for the ceremony to get over even after the match was over. They showed respect to both the teams. My heartfelt thanks to all the fans of Kolkata.”Rathore urged the athletes to be more determined, saying only resources cannot guarantee medals.”If you were to win an Olympic medal only because of the money and funding or resources, then the medals list would have the whos who of the society but thats not the case. Theres something that is very important in each of us and that is the determination. Thats the biggest strength in all of us,” he said.Rathore refused to comment on whether the ministry has directed National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) to conduct random tests of the cricketers during domestic and international cricket matches, being played in India.Rahul Bhatnagar, secretary, ministry of youth affairs and sports, said they have received a letter from WADA complaining about non-compliance in cricket.”I dont have anything to add to that.” PTI TAP CM CMlast_img read more

Here are some fun Oklahoma State odds for 2014

first_imgOSUBovada has released its preseason odds for, well, pretty much everything and OSU is not really among the favorites.Here’s a look at a few of the lists with other Big 12 teams:National title Iowa State100-1 Kansas State7.5 Oklahoma State150-1 Texas7.5 Baylor28-1 Oklahoma State10-1 Baylor11-4 TCU200-1 TeamOdds West Virginia4.5 TeamOdds Kansas100-1 Iowa State3.5 Kansas State10-1 Texas50-1 Give me Tech at 33-1 all day. I don’t think they’ll win it but they certainly have as good a chance as TCU and probably as good as Oklahoma State and Kansas State. Both Baylor and OU are awful values.Finally, some over/under win totals:Big 12 teams TeamOdds West Virginia66-1 Texas Tech6.5 Texas6-1 Kansas State100-1 Give me a break with Texas at 50-1. If the public is dumb enough to make that number that low then it deserves to lose all of its money. I think Kansas State at 100-1 is mildly interesting. It also feels like OSU should have more respect than 150-1. Something more in the K-State range or maybe 125-1.Here are Big 12-only odds:Big 12 title OU10.5 Baylor9.5 OU2-3 Texas Tech33-1 Oklahoma State7.5 OU9-1 TCU15-1 TCU! I guess this is what happens when you play Samford, Minnesota, and SMU in your non-conference schedule. Still, I’d take the under. I would also go under on OU and Texas and probably over on Baylor, OSU, Kansas State, and Tech.Or you could use this overrated/underrated list to guide you. KansasN/A TCU8 Texas Tech200-1 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Spectator loses sight in eye after being hit by Brooks Koepka shot at Ryder Cup

first_imgThe spectator whom Brooks Koepka hit with a tee shot at the Ryder Cup is considering legal action against the tournament’s organisers after losing the sight in one eye.One of Koepka’s drives on the opening day of the tournament flew towards the crowd and hit Corine Remande. “Doctors told me I had lost the use of that eye,” the 49-year-old told Agence France-Presse. “It happened so fast, I didn’t feel any pain when I was hit. I didn’t feel like the ball had struck my eye and then I felt the blood start to pour. The scan on Friday confirmed a fracture of the right eye-socket and an explosion of the eyeball.”Koepka was quick to make his way over to the crowd and apologise to Remande, who was later treated at an eye hospital in Paris. “Quite clearly, there is responsibility on the part of the organisers,” she said. “Officials did not shout any warning as the player’s ball went into the crowd. More than anything I want them to take care of all the medical bills to make sure there is no risk of infection.” Share on LinkedIn Remande, who had travelled from Egypt to attend the tournament, also criticised the tournament organisers for “not making contact” with her following the incident. She plans to consult a lawyer on Tuesday with a view to seeking damages.The European Tour has now pledged “support for as long as necessary” and a Ryder Cup spokesperson said: “It is distressing to hear that someone might suffer long-term consequences from a ball strike.“We have been in communication with the family involved, starting with the immediate on-course treatment and thereafter to provide support, helping with the logistics of repatriation, including providing a transfer for the family from Paris to Lyon. We will continue to offer support for as long as necessary.“Ball strikes are an occasional hazard for spectators but this kind of incident is extremely rare. We can confirm that ‘fore’ was shouted several times but also appreciate how hard it can be to know when and where every ball is struck if you are in the crowd.“We are hugely sympathetic and will do everything we can to support the spectator, insofar as that is possible under very difficult circumstances.” Ryder Cup 2018 Read more Ryder Cup Share on Messenger US sports Golf Brooks Koepka Topics news The inherent dangers of watching golf Reuse this content Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share on Facebooklast_img read more

Three Crew Members Missing after Cargo Ship Sinks off Crete

first_imgzoom The Hellenic (Greek) Coast Guard is searching for three missing crew members of the Togo-flagged cargo ship, Ag Marina that sank early on Thursday about 30 nautical miles off the western coast of the island of Crete.Thankfully the bulk carrier Princess Maria (IMO 8212087) managed to save four out of seven crew members, all Russian nationals, from the stricken vessel before it went down. Still missing are the captain, electrician and master of the vessel.According to the Coast Guard, the ship was en route from Montenegro to Odessa, loaded with six trucks and probably containers. Actively engaged in the rescue operation are four cargo ships, one Hellenic Coast Guard helicopter and one patrol vessel. World Maritime News Staff, April 25, 2014last_img

4H Members Head West for Agriculture Exchange

first_imgFive 4-H members from Nova Scotia will travel to western Canada on July 17 to learn about agriculture in other parts of the country. “Quality travel programs offer 4-H members insight into Canadian culture, agricultural industries and other provincial 4-H programs while contributing to the youth’s overall personal development,” said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Agriculture. Nova Scotia delegates were chosen to participate in the Interprovincial Exchange Program based on their applications, interviews, and contributions to 4-H. Allyson Cole of Middle Musquodoboit, Halifax Regional Municipality, and Kaitlyn Schaffner of Wilmot, Annapolis Co., will travel to Alberta. Sarah Pazant of Falmouth, Hants Co., will visit British Columbia. Gillian George of Port Hawkesbury, Inverness Co., (representing Richmond County 4-H) and Rachael McMillan of Tatamagouche, Cumberland Co., are going to Manitoba. The exchange is part of the National 4-H Travel Award Program sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada. The bank will host the delegates from the Maritime provinces at a banquet on July 16. “For the past 46 years, the Royal Bank has made a significant contribution to the national 4-H travel award program,” said Arthur Pick, acting manager of 4-H and rural organizations for the Department of Agriculture. “Many Nova Scotia 4-H members have had the opportunity to travel within Canada, learn about their country, and gain lasting contacts through this exchange program.” Nova Scotia delegates will host 4-H members from the other Canadian provinces in August as part of the reciprocal travel program.last_img read more

Quebec police watchdog says officers should be required to cooperate with probes

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec’s police watchdog says officers under investigation should be required to answers the bureau’s questions.In a report made public Wednesday, Madeleine Giauque, head of the watchdog, noted that officers who refuse to co-operate with investigators aren’t subject to automatic sanction. She said the government should amend the law to oblige officers to fully co-operate with her office.The Bureau des enquetes independantes, or BEI, investigates cases where civilians have been seriously hurt or killed during a police intervention or in police custody. It also probes cases involving officers accused of sexual misconduct or when the alleged victim is Indigenous.Her report is the first from the BEI since it began operating in 2016. Quebec created the watchdog after mounting pressure from citizens upset that police were left to investigate each other.But since its creation, some civil rights groups and families of people killed by police have accused the bureau of lacking transparency and favouring police over citizens. In her report, Giauque pushed back at the criticism, saying her office is following the law and conducting its investigations impartially and with integrity.But her report recognizes the bureau’s work is restricted in certain ways that needed to be remedied by lawmakers. It has previously been reported that Giauque has issued at least 10 letters to police departments across the province, reminding them of officers’ duty to fully co-operate with BEI investigations.“In three years of operating, few police officers have refused to answer questions,” she said in her report. But some simply handed over their police reports and refused further comment, “even if imprecisions or omissions on certain important points were brought up by BEI’s investigators,” she said.She said the rules regulating the watchdog’s investigations should be amended to include wording requiring officers to answer questions by the BEI.“Currently, an officer who doesn’t respect their obligations is not subject to any penalty, and only their (supervisor) can discipline them, if they think it’s warranted,” she said.Last week, rights advocates and families of victims killed by police said the watchdog itself should be investigated by a legislative committee. The groups, led by the Ligue des droits et libertes, lamented the lack of criminal charges that have resulted from BEI investigations.Giauque’s bureau, according to its website, has initiated 90 criminal investigations of Quebec police officers since it began operating in June 2016. Of those, 42 resulted in no charges and 43 remain open. Two officers have been charged with sexual assault and three files are being studied by prosecutors.Giauque responded to criticism that her bureau’s investigations haven’t resulted in enough prosecutions.“To assume that the rate of people being charged should be used as a measure or indicator of success … is illogical and tendentious for an office that should, first and foremost, be impartial,” she wrote.Eve-Marie Lacasse, with the Ligue des droits et libertes, said the BEI’s report is nothing more than a “self-evaluation” and doesn’t constitute a real progress report.“It represents only one point of view,” she said in a statement. “Other actors must absolutely be heard.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 25, 2019. Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Morocco Italian arrested for sexually abusing a minor

Rabat – An Italian national has been arrested in Marrakech on claims of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy.The Italian was arrested on Friday by local authorities in the town of Tamseloht, 15 kilometers from Marrakech.According to media reports, the man’s suspicious behavior grabbed the attention of authorities, who discovered the boy hidden beneath the seats of his car. The same source added that the man had been seen frequenting local play areas and schools where he came into contact with minors.The Italian, identified as 69-year-old Maori Develao, has been charged on Sunday with seducing and sexually abusing a minor without the use of  violence.

Bezos says Enquirer threatened to publish revealing pics

LOS ANGELES — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the National Enquirer is threatening to publish revealing photographs of him unless his private investigators back off the tabloid.Bezos detailed the revelations in a Thursday post on Medium.com. He accuses the Enquirer of “extortion and blackmail.”The National Enquirer published a story last month that included lurid texts between Bezos and former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Since then, private investigators have been looking into how the Enquirer got the texts.Bezos says the Enquirer’s parent company tried to get him to agree to a deal for the tabloid not to publish the explicit photos.As part of the deal, Bezos would have to release a public statement that he has “no knowledge or basis” to suggest the tabloid’s reporting was politically motivated.Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press read more

UN chief welcomes deployment of regional force to combat terrorism in the

In a statement issued late last night by his spokesman, the Secretary-General welcomed the recent adoption of Security Council resolution 2359 (2017), which created the joint task force.Mr. Guterres reiterated the UN’s commitment, working closely with the African Union (AU) and other partners, “to do its utmost to help mobilise adequate resources for the attainment of the objectives of the Force as agreed by the leaders of the G5 and endorsed by the AU Peace and Security Council.” The unanimous adoption of the resolution on Wednesday coincided with the second anniversary of the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. The agreement, signed on 20 June following Algeria-led mediation, included political and institutional reforms, and those relating to defence and security. It also encompasses humanitarian, economic and legal aspects. In his statement, Mr. Guterres welcomed the “important progress” made by the Government and the groups, and stressed the need “for expeditious progress” on the remaining aspects of the agreement for sustaining peace in Mali and the region. read more

Womens Lacrosse Firsthalf domination leads to Northwestern decimating Ohio State 206

Ohio State then-freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez looks to pass in the offensive zone against Stanford on Feb. 24, 2017 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: James King | Sports DirectorThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team could not keep up with No. 8 Northwestern and fell 20-6 to the Wildcats Friday afternoon. Northwestern (10-3, 3-0 Big Ten) ended the first half with five unanswered goals in the final 13 minutes and held a commanding a 13-3 advantage at halftime. The Buckeyes (5-7, 1-3 Big Ten) fought to get back in the game but the deficit was too large for Ohio State to overcome. Northwestern struck first just 47 seconds into the game with a goal from sophomore midfielder Sheila Nesselbush. But Ohio State sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez responded less than 30 seconds later with a goal of her own to tie the game at one. The Wildcats scored three more goals before Ohio State junior attack Sara Dickinson found the back of the net to cut Northwestern’s lead to two. Wildcat junior attack Selena Lasota had back-to-back goals during her team’s 4-0 run before Buckeye junior midfield Baley Parrott scored a goal to make the score 8-3. Ohio State had 21 turnovers, 12 of which came in the first half, which allowed Northwestern the early opportunities. The teams traded goals early in the second half, but Wildcats took advantage of their early lead and extended their win streak to five.  Lasota led Northwestern with four goals and had one assist. Hernandez led the Buckeyes with two goals and four draw controls. Ohio State sophomore goalie Jillian Rizzo racked up 14 saves against the Wildcats, while Northwestern’s two goalies combined for six saves. Northwestern held a 44-17 shot advantage.The Buckeyes will look to bounce back when they face Bucknell on the road at 4 p.m. Wednesday. read more

Fortescue invests in new 14strong Vermeer surface miner fleet

first_imgVermeer Corp and subsidiary Vermeer Western Australia and Northern Territory have announced that Fortescue Metals Group has agreed to purchase 14 Vermeer Terrain Leveler surface excavation machines (SEMs) to be used at its iron ore mining operations in Western Australia. “This order comes after significant investment in product development by Vermeer, as well as commitment by the local dealer to support the operations,” said Mark Cooper, Senior Director for Specialty Excavation with Vermeer. “Having a respected industry leader like Fortescue embrace the technology further validates its place in the market.”The Vermeer surface excavation machines allow mines to utilise precision surface mining, meaning mine operators can selectively extract mineral seams in surface mining applications. Operators can also control material sizing by producing small-sized material in a uniform configuration so minerals can be handled more efficiently than product resulting from drilling and blasting. The uniform product size allows more efficient settings on secondary and tertiary crushing systems; savings that can continue well past the primary crushing stage. Order delivery is scheduled to begin in December 2011 and additional machines will ship through September of 2012.last_img read more

Klopp reveals his birthday present for Fabinho

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp revealed his birthday gift for Fabinho was handing him a rare start in his favourite position in their 4-0 Champions League win over Red Star BelgradeThe Brazilian midfielder, who made only his second start at Liverpool following his summer arrival from AS Monaco, was in top form on Wednesday as the Reds stormed to a convincing 4-0 victory.Fabinho, who turned 25 on Tuesday, performed well alongside Georginio Wijnaldum at the heart of the Liverpool midfield in Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita’s absence.“Very good. Very, very good,” Klopp told reporters of Fabinho on the club website.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“The present for his birthday was not that he was in the line-up, it was that we played his favourite system with a double-six!“He played really well and it was good to see. He was very aggressive and everything was there.“For his first game for a while, his second from the beginning, it was good, really good. It is quite impressive what people saw.”Klopp also backed Fabinho to continue the strong performances with Cardiff City awaiting them next at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.last_img read more

Four more charged in Anchorage teens murder

first_imgPolice say Leyland provided a car used in the murder. Leyland is also charged separately for sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor based on alleged conduct that detectives say they learned about investigating Hoffman’s death. The charges say Brehmer told detectives she and McIntosh had planned the trip, and that she handed McIntosh the gun and told him to shoot Hoffman because she could not do it. The charges also say Brehmer talked about the case in videos posted to SnapChat, in which she said she was sorry and “didn’t mean to do it.” According to the charges, Brehmer told detectives she had gone along with McIntosh, because she was afraid of him. “The only thing I know is that my daughter trusted these people,” Timothy Hoffman said. “My daughter just wanted friends, and now I have to bury her. And that is wrong.” Over the weekend, police arrested 18-year-old Denali Brehmer and 19-year-old Caleb Leyland, as well as two unnamed juveniles. They join 16-year-old Kayden McIntosh, who police say pulled the trigger, as alleged accomplices in what court documents describe as a plot to murder Hoffman. Hoffman’s family reported her missing the next day. Anchorage police have now charged a total of five young people in the shooting death of 19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman. “I know what I did was wrong, and I know I could’ve probably done something different if I was able to,” Behmer said. As reported by Anchorage TV station KTVA, Hoffman’s father, Timothy, told a judge in court Sunday that his daughter adored Brehmer. In court Sunday, Brehmer said she did not see herself as a killer. In court Sunday, Brehmer again seemed to admit she had some role in Hoffman’s murder. “I don’t want my daughter knowing that her mom grew up a killer, because I don’t see myself as one,” Brehmer said. According to the charges, McIntosh and Brehmer told detectives Hoffman had been driving with them north of Anchorage on June 2 and that she had agreed to be bound with duct tape so they could take pictures near or in the Eklutna River. But the charges say, when Hoffman started to panic, McIntosh shot her and pushed her into the river. Police first arrested and charged McIntosh. According to the more recent charges against Brehmer, a corrections officer told detectives that McIntosh was telling people at the Anchorage jail that the murder had been Brehmer’s idea and that she had killed Hoffman. The judge set Brehmer’s bail at $200,000 cash and Leyland’s bail Leyland at $240,000 cash.last_img read more

Will Local Leaders Get Behind Pres Trumps Immigration Plan

first_imgManuel Balce Ceneta/APAs NPR has been reporting, the White House has laid out President Trump’s immigration plan. It includes a path to citizenship for nearly two million immigrants, but it also proposes changes to the legal immigration system.But is the plan something local leaders and Congressional representatives can get behind?Houston Matters talks it over with Rep. Gene Green, a Democrat who represents the 29th District of Texas, Jeronimo Cortina, an associate professor of political science at the University of Houston, and Cesar Espinosa, executive director of FIEL Houston. Sharelast_img

Houston Researchers Devise A Way To 3D Print Human Tissue

first_img Listen Dan Sazer and Jordan Miller/Rice Univ.A penny shown next to a 3D printed scale-model of a lung-mimicking air sac. 00:00 /12:06 Xcenter_img Share Let’s say you needed a new lung, and instead of joining the thousands of people across the country on a donor waiting list, doctors just printed you a new one.Sounds crazy, right? But that’s exactly what a team of researchers including Rice University bioengineer Jordan Miller are working on.In the audio above, Miller tells Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty how far they’ve come in their research, recently published in the journal Science.– / 6 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img

Apple Music Passes 50 Million Subscribers Including Free Trials

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Apple Music’s streaming service now has more than 50 million users via paid subscriptions and free trials, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during an interview on Bloomberg TV.While the number seemingly marks a huge jump for the service — which announced 36 million subscribers in February, 38 million in March and 40 million in April — Cook’s decision to include free trials, which were at 8 million at the time of the 40 million announcement and not included in that figure, keeps it on the more modest but still very impressive 2-million-paid-subscriber-per-month track it has posted throughout this year.The service still lags behind Spotify, which announced that it has reached 75 million mark in its first earnings report as a public company earlier this month, but its subscriber count is actually growing at a slower rate than Apple’s; it shows a monthly growth rate of 5% versus Spotify’s 2%, per a recent report in WSJ.center_img Last month Apple also announced the promotion of Oliver Schusser to lead Apple Music Worldwide. His new title is vice president of Apple Music & International Content. Schusser has led efforts outside the U.S. related to the App Store, iTunes’ movies and TV portals, iBooks, Apple Podcasts, and more. He has worked closely with Apple svp of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, who hired Schusser some 14 years ago.Schusser will relocate from London to California, splitting his time between Apple Park in Cupertino and Apple’s offices in Culver City. While in the U.K., he played a key role in the acquisition of Shazam, which has yet to receive European regulatory approval. He will continue to lead international teams in 38 different offices.With Oliver’s promotion, Apple marketing executive Tracey Hannelly will lead International, which services 155 markets. She joined the company in 2007 beginning in Australia and New Zealand. While working as a director in the international sector, Hannelly was instrumental in identifying emerging markets.The appointments have no impact on the current standing of Jimmy Iovine, says an insider. Schusser, who previously held positions at Bertelsmann, Universal, Napster and Vodafone, will report to Cue, and Hannelly to Schusser.last_img read more

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The designation indicates that the software is capable of supporting eligible professionals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).Synapse RIS (Radiology Information System) Version 6.3.3., was certified by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB); and is compliant in accordance with applicable criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Fujifilm received certification in December 2014.ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ONC HIT 2014 Edition Certification is granted to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals who wish to demonstrate Stage 2 meaningful use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.For more information: www.fujimed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | February 25, 2015 Fujifilm Receives ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification for Synapse RIS Designation indicates software meets Stage 1 and 2 requirements for Meaningful Use 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 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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