Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan Sentenced to 5 Years for Poaching

By Zoubida SenoussiRabat – One of the world’s highest paid celebrities is now paying for his crime.Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan is facing some real time in jail. According to the BBC, the Indian actor was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison and INR 10,000 (MAD 1,418) by a court in Rajasthan for poaching rare antelopes from his car window back in 1998, while filming in Jodhpur.   This complaint has been filed by the local Bishnoi, “a community who reveres and worship the blackbuck,” adds the same source. The 52-year-old actor’s lawyers will appeal the decision. An urgent bail hearing was scheduled for Friday.“We are studying the judgment–it just came as a surprise, as the entire investigation, and facts of this case were the same as those for which Salman was acquitted by the High Court of Rajasthan in two [other] cases,” one of his lawyers said to the source.On social media, the “Saajan” actor has been receiving a lot of support from his fans. The hashtag #WeLoveYouSalmanKhan is actually trending on Twitter, where he has more than 32 million followers and another 15.3 million on Instagram.Khan has a long and troubled relationship with the law. In 2015, Bollywood’s sweetheart was found guilty in a deadly hit-and-run accident and received a five-year prison sentence. The case was later dropped by a higher court for “a lack of evidence.”Difficulties with the justice system aside, Salman Khan has been busy pursuing his acting career. Last year, the heartthrob was filming the movie “Tiger Zinda Hai” in Morocco, an event that attracted Moroccan fans of the star in Essaouira, where part of the shooting took place. read more

AsiaPacific nations to boost efforts to curb disaster risk – UN

27 March 2009Nations in Asia and the Pacific – the world’s most disaster-prone region – will bolster their cooperation to share information on disaster risk reduction, a new United Nations-backed commission has agreed. The Asia-Pacific region accounts for 42 per cent of the world’s natural disasters and a disproportionate 65 per cent of global disaster victims.More than 200 representatives from governments, international organizations, non-governmental groups and the private sector attended the first-ever meeting of the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR), set up last year by the 62 member nations of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).The participants noted that knowledge of disaster risk reduction is dispersed and out of reach from those who set policy.The Committee asked that ESCAP promote partnerships with UN entities such as the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), along with regional organizations, to better assist member countries.Such cooperation “provides the opportunities to respond jointly to the needs of governments and communities to reduce the risks and vulnerability to extreme weather events, which is becoming more urgent with the impacts expected from climate change,” said Salvano Briceño, UNISDR Director.He added that the Committee will promote the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, a 10-year plan to bolster the ability of nations and communities to respond to disasters agreed upon by 168 nations in 2005. read more

Woman protests at Galle Face seeking justice for missing husband

A press statement said that Mayuri Jayasena was seeking truth and justice for her husband.She launched the protest at Galle Face Green today and is to continue the protest till tomorrow. (Colombo Gazette) A woman began a protest at Galle Face today seeking justice for her missing husband.Mayuri Jayasena said that her husband was abducted five years ago and has not been heard of since.

Greece agrees to harsh new bailout terms vows quick approval of required

A man reads a newspaper outside a shop in in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Greece has agreed on the broad terms of a new three-year bailout package with international creditors, with only a few details left to iron out, the finance minister said Tuesday.(AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos) Greece agrees to harsh new bailout terms, vows quick approval of required reforms by Elena Becatoros And Derek Gatopoulos, The Associated Press Posted Aug 11, 2015 4:21 am MDT Last Updated Aug 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ATHENS, Greece – Greece agreed to harsh terms for a new three-year bailout Tuesday and vowed to push it through parliament this week, despite mounting dissent in the ruling left-wing party.With the country facing the risk of a debt default next week, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had sought to speed up the talks and get approval of a deal this week.After Greece and its creditors reached an accord on the main points on Tuesday, Tsipras called for an emergency session of parliament for a vote late Thursday.Greece needs to start tapping the new bailout — worth 85 billion euros ($93 billion) — so that it can make a key debt repayment next week and secure its future in the euro.The draft agreement forces Tsipras to accept what he had vowed to resist only months ago: the sale of some state property and deep cuts to pensions, military spending and ending tax credits to people considered vulnerable.Officials in Athens and the European Union said a few issues were left to be ironed out Tuesday.“We are very close. Two or three very small details remain,” Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said as he emerged Tuesday morning from all-night discussions with creditors.The European Commission, a key negotiator in the talks, confirmed the progress. Annika Breidthardt, the Commission’s spokeswoman for economic affairs, said the details were expected to be cleared up later in the day.Dissenters in Tsipras’ left-wing Syriza party, who want to end bailout talks and return to a national currency, promised to fight the deal, describing it as a “noose around the neck of the Greek people.”Tsipras requested an end to the summer recess to allow for the two-day approval procedure and to get a vote before a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Friday.The agreement still requires approval from higher-level representatives, and senior finance officials from the 28 EU nations were holding a conference call Tuesday.Germany, the largest single contributor to Greece’s two previous bailouts and among the toughest negotiators so far, remained cautious on the timing for a final deal. “We will have to examine the results that come in the course of today,” deputy finance minister Jens Spahn told n-tv television.Investors cheered the news of progress.Greece’s government borrowing rates fell, a sign investors are less worried about a default. The 2-year bond yield dropped by 4.2 percentage points to 14.73 per cent. The Athens Stock Exchange, which reopened recently after being shut for five weeks during the most severe part of Greece’s financial crisis closed up 2.1 per cent.Cash-strapped Greece needs more money by Aug. 20 at the latest, when it has a debt repayment of just over 3 billion euros to make to the European Central Bank.The government insisted it has also gained key concessions from lenders: greater control over labour reforms, avoiding a “fire sale” of state assets, and softer deficit targets.It said it had agreed to have a 0.25 per cent government deficit this year and a 0.5 per cent surplus next year, when not counting the cost of servicing debt. Those so-called primary surpluses would rise to 1.75 per cent in 2017 and 3.5 per cent in 2018.The surpluses are more ambitious than those of many European countries — Spain, for example, is not expected to achieve a primary surplus before 2018. That’s largely because the creditors want to make sure Greece is able to start paying off its debt load as soon as possible.The government claims the creditors wanted even more ambitious surplus targets, and that the targets it agreed to mean it has will be able to spare the country budget cuts worth about 20 billion euros.“This practically means that with the current agreement there will be no fiscal burden — in other words new measures — in the immediate future,” the government said in a note.Banks will be strengthened with new cash infusions by the end of the year and will have an immediate boost of “at least 10 billion euros,” it said. The government insists this means there is no longer any danger that the banks may have to raid bank deposits to restore their financial health.The government also said that banks will not make repossessions and auctions of primary residences will not occur within 2015.Greece has relied on bailouts worth a total 240 billion euros ($263 billion) from eurozone members states and the International Monetary Fund since concern over its high debts locked it out of bond markets in 2010. To secure the loans, successive governments have had to implement spending cuts, tax hikes and reforms.While the austerity has reduced budget overspending, the measures compounded a deep recession and pushed unemployment to a record high. Figures next week are expected to confirm that Greece’s recession deepened in the second quarter.Though the government was elected on a staunchly anti-austerity platform in January, it has been forced into a policy U-turn after bailout talks came close to collapse last month.While Greece’s parliament ratified further tax hikes and reforms, the rebellion by hardline Syriza lawmakers has left Tsipras’ party with only a nominal parliamentary majority.That has stoked speculation that Tsipras will call early elections after the bailout deal is signed. Tsipras still retains strong personal support in opinion polls, which show Syriza heading for a potentially big victory.____Lorne Cook in Brussels, Geir Moulson in Berlin and Ciaran Giles in Madrid contributed to this report.____Follow Becatoros at http://twitter.com/ElenaBec and Gatopoulos at http://twitter.com/dgatopoulos read more

Security Council progress lagging on postsecession accord between Sudan South Sudan

Speaking to reporters following closed-door consultations, Sylvie Lucas, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg, which holds the Council’s presidency for the month, said members of the 15-nation body had also expressed concern about the lack of results in the recent round of political negotiations between the Government of Sudan and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), on reaching an accord to end nearly three years of conflict in strife-torn South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. Ms. Lucas’ comments came after the Council had been briefed by Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and UN Special Envoy on Sudan and South Sudan Haile Menkerios. She said that during the discussion, Council members expressed particular concern regarding the situation in Abyei and the continued presence in the resource rich area of security forces from both sides. “They reiterated their call for immediate redeployment of those forces from Abyei,” she said. In addition, the Council also urged the two nations to renew their commitment to the establishment of the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone (SDBZ) and full operationalization of the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM). She said Mr. Menkerios briefed the Council on implementation of its resolution 2046 (2012), by which it had condemned repeated incidents of cross-border violence between Sudan and South Sudan, including seizure of territory, and demanded that the two countries immediately cease all hostilities, withdraw forces, activate previously-agreed security mechanisms, and resume negotiations, under threat of sanctions.He updated the Council on the status of negotiations between Khartoum and the SPLM-N, and on the humanitarian situations in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.Ms. Lucas told reporters that the talks between the parties resumed on 13 February in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the auspices of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP). The session ended on 2 March, however, without any agreement on proposals presented by the Panel. “Fighting continues in the two States and the humanitarian situation remains of great concern,” she said.As for the situation in Abyei and the work of the UN Interim Security Force for there (UNISFA), she said the Mr. Ladsous had informed the Council that there has been no progress on interim arrangements nor on the final status of the area, which is one of the outstanding issues of the so-called Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in 2005, which helped to end the long-running civil war between Sudan and South Sudan. “As a result, UNISFA continues to operate in a vacuum of law and order,” she said.Mr. Ladsous also reported on the continued presence of Sudanese and South Sudanese security personnel in Abyei, which constitutes a violation of the June 2011 agreements and Security Council resolutions. Ms Lucas said the UN peacekeeping chief had also noted that there have been no developments regarding the establishment the demilitarized border zone, and said that all joint border verification and monitoring mechanism operations remain suspended. read more

Why This NBA Rookie Class May Be The Best Of The Century

As we approach the end of the NBA’s regular season, awards conversations are all the rage. As usual, the two most talked-about races are for Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year. Whether it’s “Get Up” or The Jump, Sports Illustrated or CBS or NBA TV, or even NBA players themselves, everyone’s got an opinion on who should take home the hardware at the end of the season.The Rookie of the Year debate, at this point, pretty much boils down to the Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, who stormed out of the gate and grabbed onto front-runner status fairly quickly, and the Hawks’ Trae Young, who started off terribly but has been shining during the season’s second half.But lost among this debate is this: The entire 2018 NBA rookie class — or at least the top five picks — deserves an award. Collectively, they are having the best debut season of any group of top five picks in more than 25 years.Doncic (pick No. 3) is carrying averages of 21.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game while acting as the primary facilitator and scoring option in Dallas. He is only the second rookie in NBA history to average at least 20, 7, and 5 in those categories, and the other is Oscar Robertson, who did so during the 1960-61 season.The man whom Doncic was traded for on draft night,1The Hawks drafted Doncic and traded him to the Mavericks in exchange for Young and Dallas’s top-five protected 2019 first-round pick. Young, has been nearly as productive, albeit less consistent, in his debut season for Atlanta. Young’s season-long numbers of 19.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game are strong.2He’s one of only three rookies to have gone for 19, 3 and 8 per game. Those numbers, though, are dragged down by his poor start to the year. Since the All-Star break, he’s averaging 25.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 9.2 assists a night, with shooting numbers that are far better than those he was posting earlier in the season as he struggled to adjust to the NBA game.Two of the first five picks in a given draft looking this good, this early, would be impressive on its own; but Doncic and Young are not alone in their shining debuts. The other three players selected in the top five — the Suns’ DeAndre Ayton (No. 1), the Kings’ Marvin Bagley III (No. 2) and the Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. (No. 4) — have each been pretty damned good this year too.Ayton has been a monster offensive force for Phoenix from Day 1, and he is already one of the league’s best post scorers and offensive rebounders. Among rotation players averaging at least 2 post-ups per game, per NBA.com, Ayton’s 1.03 points per play on post-ups ranks third, behind only Joel Embiid and LaMarcus Aldridge. Ayton’s offensive rebound rate, meanwhile, ranks 22nd among the 263 players who have qualified for the minutes per game leaderboard. And he’s been improving on defense throughout the season.Bagley is averaging 14.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game off the bench for the surprisingly frisky Kings. And he’s been even better since returning from a five-game, injury-related absence in early March, posting 18.5 points and 8.2 rebounds a night with an improved shooting line. He has a diverse, varied face-up game and is working to stretch his jumper, and given his athleticism and quick feet, his defense could eventually come around as well.Memphis shut down Jackson in late-February due to a quad injury, but before his season ended he averaged 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 combined steals and blocks in just 26 minutes a night. He did all that despite being, at 19 years old, the second-youngest player in the league.3The Lakers’ Isaac Bonga is about a month younger than Jackson, and Bonga has played less than 100 minutes this season. Jackson also knocked down 35.9 percent of his threes and carried an above-average usage rate and true shooting percentage, which is wildly impressive for a player whose primary contributions were expected to come on the defensive end of the floor.So how does this season’s top five stack up against past classes? The chart below plots the collective win shares and win shares per 48 minutes for the top five picks in each draft class from 1979 through 2018 (otherwise known as the three-point era) during their respective debut seasons. Note that only players who played during the season immediately following that year’s draft are counted in this analysis; because we’re looking at the top five picks as a class, if a player did not debut with the rest of his class, it doesn’t make much sense to count him along with the others. For example, Ben Simmons was the No. 1 overall pick in 2016, but he did not play during the 2016-17 season, so he counts for 0 minutes and 0 win shares toward the total of that draft class. Simmons was excellent as a rookie once he did step on the floor, but it also would not make sense to group him with the 2017 draft class, because he was not drafted in 2017. Likewise, the same logic applies to Simmons’s Sixers teammate Joel Embiid, who was drafted in 2014 but did not debut until two years later.4It also applies to Jonas Valanciunas (stayed in Europe for a year before coming over and joining the Raptors); Blake Griffin (injured); Ricky Rubio (Europe); Greg Oden (injured); Danny Ferry (went to Italy for a year because he refused to play for the Clippers); David Robinson (naval service); and tragically, Len Bias (an overdose-caused death). 1982WorthyCummingsWilkinsGarnettThompson0.129 The top-five picks in the 2018 draft are in HOF companyThe five NBA draft classes with the highest win shares per 48 minutes Year1st2nd3rd4th5thWS per 48 min 1979JohnsonGreenwoodCartwrightKelserMoncrief0.137 1992O’NealMourningLaettnerJacksonEllis0.118 Hall of Fame inductees in boldSource: Basketball-Reference.com Draft pick 2018AytonBagley IIIDoncicJackson Jr.Young0.102 1984OlajuwonBowieJordanPerkinsBarkley0.174 As you can see, the 2018 class fares extremely well in both win shares — which represent Basketball-Reference.com’s attempt to divvy up credit for team wins to the individual players on the team — and win shares per 48 minutes. The 21.1 win shares collectively accumulated by Ayton, Bagley, Doncic, Jackson and Young ranks eighth among the last 40 draft classes during their respective debut seasons, while their win shares per 48 average of 0.102 makes this class one of just six to exceed 0.100 win shares per 48.One of those six classes (2009) saw only three players actually take the floor during their debut season, thanks to an injury that knocked Blake Griffin out for the year and Ricky Rubio’s contract with Barcelona that kept him in Spain for two years before he arrived stateside. Hasheem Thabeet, James Harden and Tyreke Evans saw varying degrees of success during their respective rookie years and ended up posting a collective average of 0.108 win shares per 48 minutes, but they also combined for only 11.9 total win shares, far fewer than the other five classes that stand out in this analysis, each of which exceeded 20 total win shares.It’s worth noting, then, who was actually taken in the top five in those five NBA drafts (1984, 1979, 1982 and 1992). It’s also worth noting that just a single class between 1992 and 2018 saw its top five post a win shares per 48 average better than 0.100, meaning it’s been nearly a generation since we saw an actual top five class debut with a performance as good as the one we’re seeing from the most recent draft class. Among the 20 players selected in the top five of those four drafts, eight are currently in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Another four — Bill Cartwright, Sidney Moncrief, Terry Cummings and Christian Laettner — made at least one All-Star team during their career. And six more became long-term rotation players. Only Greg Kelser and Bill Garnett failed to pan out at all, as they wound up out of the league entirely within a few seasons.That’s an incredible hit rate of solid NBA players, and bodes well for what we should expect from Ayton, Bagley, Doncic, Jackson and Young in the future. It’s obviously far too early to predict that any of these players will be enshrined in Springfield one day, but the future certainly appears bright, and it seems likely that the 2018 draft class will be remembered as one of the best in quite some time.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Florida freshmen team up for Scarlet and Gray

Ohio State’s baseball team didn’t end the season how it wanted to, but it wasn’t a total failure going to Tallahassee, Fla., for the NCAA Regional.The Buckeyes lost to Florida State 37-6 in a game the team would like to forget.Recruiting visits in Tallahassee for the Buckeyes were more successful than the actual baseball playing. Manager Bob Todd was able to snag a right-handed pitcher and an outfielder, both from the same high school.Outfielder Hunter Mayfield and pitcher Cole Brown both decided to leave Tallahassee to go north to play baseball.For Brown, the decision to come to OSU to play baseball was a relatively easy one. Brown said Mayfield committed to OSU and then the coaches started pursuing him.“I came up here on a visit,” Brown said. “I just loved everything about OSU.”Mayfield may have not been the reason for Brown to commit to OSU, but he has been helpful. Brown said that he and Mayfield have been friends since middle school.Mayfield shared the same feelings, saying that it was nice to know at least one person at the start.The Buckeyes will be making a series of trips back to Florida for tournaments over the next month and a half, and both are looking forward to those trips.Unfortunately for Brown, playing time to start off the season will be limited. In his senior year of high school Brown only made two appearances because of an injury to his shoulder.“I’m doing good. I am back to 100 percent,” Brown said. “Now I just need to get my velocity back.”Todd spoke on Brown’s injury, saying he is going to bring him along slowly. Giving him the needed rest and rehab now, Todd is hoping he will be able to be used late in the season.On the other hand, Mayfield said he has been told he might see some playing time early in the season. If he isn’t able to play, Mayfield said he is fine with that. He just wants to do whatever to help the team.Whether the two see playing time or not, they have one positive thing to look forward to. With all the snow that Columbus received over the past few weeks, both are ready for warmer weather.Brown said in Florida they get to play outside throughout the year, while here at OSU they have had to stick to practicing inside. read more

Teenage girl denies murdering Katie Rough 7 in York

first_imgShe appeared at Leeds Crown Court via video-link on Thursday, sitting next to her solicitor, who confirmed she had written “not guilty” on the indictment in front of her.The teenager, who cannot be named, did not speak during the 20-minute hearing and only nodded when she was asked by Judge Peter Collier QC if she understood the proceedings.The girl wore a lilac top with the sleeves bunched up to her elbows and sat with her legs crossed as she listened to what was being said.A dozen family members were in court and sat at the back, having been brought in through a rear door.Judge Collier, the Recorder of Leeds, said the teenager’s trial will take place on July 3.There will be two further hearings before then.He said she will remain in “local authority accommodation” until the trial.On Monday, hundreds of mourners donned rainbow-coloured accessories to celebrate Katie’s life at her funeral in York Minster. Katie Rough Katie Rough’s grandparents described her as their ‘darling princess’Credit:Guzelian A teenager has denied murdering seven-year-old Katie Rough.The youngster was found with severe lacerations to her neck and chest on a playing field in York last month and died later in hospital.A 15-year-old girl was arrested after Katie was found injured and charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon, a knife. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Church considers psychometric tests as experts raise fears about clergy narcissism

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “It is vital to use all means available to find people with the right skills and aptitudes for this unique, but very challenging, calling.“Some dioceses have been using forms of assessment for a while to provide insight about how candidates might develop and respond to the challenges of the role,” he added. The Daily Telegraph understands that an important use of any new test would be a way for the church to analyse the make-up of those applying to the priesthood to see what kinds of people it is attracting. The data could then be used to affect the way the church markets itself to prospective clergy, for example, by emphasising the community-focused and collaborative aspects of the role, to attract people with strengths and interests in that area.Tests currently in use in Church of England dioceses, for team building exercises as well as for trainee clergy, include the Myers Briggs test, which categorises people based on four criteria, and an Enneagram, which involves nine personality types.  A proportion of people in leadership positions with narcissistic traits will very malignly take it out on othersMark Vernon The Church of England could administer personality tests for trainee priests amid fears it appoints too many narcissists.The Church is examining ways to analyse the personalities of new priests to in an effort to understand the types of people it is attracting. New tests set to be considered by bishops next year could also measure how well a trainee copes with stress and being in a position of authority. Julian Hubbard, director of the Church’s Ministry Division, said the tests could also be a “useful tool in helping candidates grow in self-awareness”. He said the church was “considering the use of psychological assessment as part of the process of discernment for those seeking ordination in the Church of England”. The news comes as experts have raised concerns that narcissistic people are more likely to be attracted to ordained ministry.A recent book by North American researchers R. Glenn Ball and Darrell Puls concluded that more than 30 per cent of ministers in a mainstream Protestant church in Canada met the criteria for a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Mark Vernon, a psychotherapist and former Church of England priest, said narcissists were drawn to positions of power in order to “lord it over others”.”The church offers a particular route which would appeal to some who like the entitlement – you’re called a reverend, you sit in high places, you wear special clothes, you’re seen as authoritative, you have captive audiences, you’re spiritually elite – whatever it might be, people get drawn to that way of trying to cope with that sense of self-dissatisfaction,” he said. Clergy profiling was raised at recent hearings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, where the bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner, said the diocese was planning to implement psychological testing for new priests to check they were suitable to be ordained. It is understood that some dioceses already administer tests to prospective clergy.A new policy, set to be considered by bishops next year, would introduce national guidance for dioceses on implementing personality testing. It would likely then be introduced in 2020. Church leaders have recently raised awareness of the issue of spiritual abuse, where a member of the clergy uses their religious authority to coerce or exploit others. “A proportion of people in leadership positions with narcissistic traits will very malignly take it out on others,” Mr Vernon added. “Certainly someone with a malign type of narcissism would try spiritually to exploit people.”Mr Hubbard said that the change was “not only about safeguarding”.  read more

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Weather Eye Sun comes out Monday clouds rain roll in for rest

first_img It was a blustery day Saturday in Washington state. Rain was moderate to heavy, and the winds locally were 30 to 40 mph.There was a high wind warning, but as of 5 p.m. Saturday, they hadn’t materialized. Even along the coast it was a run of the mill storm with winds peaking at 45 to 55 mph.It is no surprise that the first week of April has been cool and wet. As of 5 p.m. yesterday, Vancouver had 1.10 inches of rain in the bucket and the average mean temperature was 48.3 degrees, about two degrees below average.Tomorrow things dry out. Some places may see the thermometer reach 70 degrees, a calm spring day, especially welcome after the stormy weekend. Unfortunately, more unsettled weather is in store the rest of the week with periods of rain and somewhat cool weather. There will be bouts of snow in the mountains, including down to the passes. More like a continuation of March rather than April weather.I mentioned the other day that Saturday would be a good storm-watching day at the coast. It took a while to develop, but ocean swells reached about 20 feet. At high tide Saturday afternoon, waves began crashing against the rocky shoreline. Despite the rain and wet sand, the winds were strong enough to blow the loose sand horizontally. It didn’t take long to get sandblasted and soaked.I’m still looking for the stretch of warm, sunny days that we usually enjoy this time of year. Nothing is showing up on my crystal ball, and my aim at the dartboard is disgusting. There will be more clouds and rain for awhile folks. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

New model for social marketing campaigns details why some information goes viral

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Marketers dream of finding ways to get something to “go viral” on the Internet. Indeed, viral marketing, whether it be through email, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter, has become the Holy Grail of online marketing campaigns. With viral marketing, it is possible for the message to reach millions in a matter of hours. Marketers and scientists alike have been studying this phenomenon in the hopes that it will yield information about human dynamics. “There has been a lot of research done on social networks,” Esteban Moro tells PhysOrg.com. “However, until now it has been rare to get feedback from an actual performed experiment. Most research on social media is done with data that is inferred. But we have real experimental data for the basis of our model.” Moro is a scientist at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain. Along with José Luis Iribarren at an IBM division based in Madrid, Moro devised a viral marketing experiment that provides some quantitative conclusions about how something goes viral online. Their work appears in Physical Review Letters: “Impact of Human Activity Patterns on the Dynamics of Information Diffusion.”“Most models of information diffusion through social media are based on the idea of homogeneity in human response,” Moro explains. According to Moro, most models are based around the average time that it takes for a person to respond to a request and then to pass it on. This model, while it might be useful in predicting some aspects of online marketing campaigns, does not adequately account for the reasons that some rumors, advertisements, content and even viruses suddenly explode worldwide in what is known as “going viral.”“Humans respond differently,” Moro continues. “We performed a viral marketing experiment and used the response to build a different model, based on the heterogeneity of human response.” The experiment consisted of seeding a campaign over the Internet that rewarded participants for passing it along via email to friends and colleagues. The email messages reached more than 30,000 individuals in 11 European countries, and Moro and Iribarren were able to track the spread of the piece of information through social networks. “Collectively, most information moves at a slower pace through networks than expected,” Moro says.But, if information moves slower than expected through social networks, how does one explain some information that “goes viral” quickly? Moro says that there is a tipping point of information spreading through social networks. The ability to surpass that tipping point and reach most of the collectivity is determined by those who are more actively involved in social media. “Some people respond to email within a couple of minutes. They are more active on social networks. If these people find something compelling, they respond quickly and propagate the information through their social neighborhood,” Moro says. “It’s about a difference in the way we schedule priorities, and differences in the way humans send information.” Time dynamics of the biggest viral cascade, from Spain. Each “snapshot” represents the process at different times. The circles represent participates and the arrows describe the propagation of the message. Colors are meant to help you keep track of different stages of the message propagation. Image credit: Esteban Moro and José Luis Iribarren. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. On the other hand, if information does not reach the tipping point needed to “go viral,” it is because that information is at the mercy of those who take longer to respond. Instead of capturing the interest of the fastest responders, some information merely moves slowly through social networks, sometimes lasting months or years as it continues to be pushed through social media channels as people get around to it after days or weeks. “Even though our experiment lasted only a couple of months,” Moro says, “we were still receiving responses after finishing it. People were still responding. It was just taking them longer to get around to it.”The model offers interesting insight into human dynamics. “Our work shows that there is no such thing as a typical time scale in human dynamics, and the impact of this fact in information diffusion,” Moro insists. “This sharply contrasts with current information diffusion models that base information spread on homogenous response time.” He also points out that this work could also be helpful in tracking the spread of fads, hoaxes, opinions or rumors. Moro says that IBM has a patent to detail a model for viral marketing campaigns. “Our model allows us to predict how many people get the campaign message the first day, and how long it will take the message to go through social networks. The model provides a mathematical framework for modeling efficiency in social networks.” More information: José Luis Iribarren, Esteban Moro, “Impact of Human Activity Patterns on the Dynamics of Information Diffusion,” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.038702 . Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. 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It provides high-quality breast cancer detection at half the radiation compared to all other mammography modalities.The transaction comprises Sectra’s mammography modality operations worldwide, except for Australia and New Zealand, where Sectra will continue to sell and service MicroDose Mammography under a separate distribution agreement with Philips.The acquisition includes the legal entity Sectra Mamea AB and modality operations in Sectra’s sales and service organizations. Approximately 110 employees are expected to transfer with the business. Sectra Mamea AB had sales in the most recent financial year of $19 million. This transaction will have a positive impact on the Sectra Group’s operating profit for the current financial year and is estimated to generate a capital gain in terms of earnings for Sectra of about $46 million after tax, excluding the possible earn-out.The additional possible earn-out based purchase consideration will become due if specially agreed terms and conditions are achieved over a period of five years from the first calendar quarter after the date of closing. The transaction is subject to certain contractual and other closing conditions. The completion of the transaction is expected to occur during the third calendar quarter of 2011.Sectra’s Medical Systems business area has about 530 employees and reported sales of $128 million for the financial year 2010-2011. Radiology IT, which is Medical Systems’ largest product area, represented 85 percent of sales.Medical Systems will focus on continued profitable growth in medical imaging IT. 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News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systemscenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more 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 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more read morelast_img read more

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bonding chairman Dean Urdahl R-Grove City said the Dayton plan would have "an uphill battle" in part because he did not include local projects Usually bonding bills must include local projects to get enough votes to pass"Last session the Legislature passed a $1 billion geographically balanced bonding bill which focused heavily on infrastructure and transportation needs" Urdahl said "Any bill that takes shape this year will need to follow that same blueprint By contrast the governor’s proposal fails to include any of the critical local infrastructure projects that are critical to any bonding bill’s success"Dayton’s bonding plan includes some local projects especially ones to improve water qualityMore than a third of the $15 billion would be designated for state-run colleges and universities mostly making repairs and improvements on existing buildings The rest would go to improve other state buildings construct affordable housing upgrade clean water facilities and construct other projects in all parts of Minnesota Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget said about $3 billion in public works funding requests were given to the Dayton administrationFrans who filled in for the governor Tuesday in announcing the public works requests said the plan "would support statewide economic growth" and would be well under the $35 billion figure guidelines say the state could affordThe commissioner called the projects Dayon backed "urgently needed"For the most part especially for colleges and universities the list emphasized repair work on existing buildings However both the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State systems also would get major renovation and construction money from the Dayton plan"This recommendation today aligns perfectly with my vision" President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota saidInterim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra said Minnesota State’s 54 campuses in 47 communities would be able to improve workforce training with the fundsPublic works projects are funded by the state selling bonds leading to the construction proposal being called a "bonding bill" Frans said that while bond interest rates are higher than a year ago Minnesota still can get very good ratesBesides routine repair work some of the big-dollar projects Dayton wants funded include: $15 million for Bemidji State University academic center with another $15 million for a Rochester Community and Technical College project 7 via email to news@gfherald Mr" Shapiro has suggested that devout Muslims need not apply The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) The group has isolation zones in at least two area hospitals and is setting up more Ebola treatment centers The technology’s chat function is also a popular form of communication between traders Featured Image Credit: SWNS Topics: Uk news went into the east ditch and overturned “So are we Contact us at editors@time The row is over Merkel’s rejection of plans by Interior Minister 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