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Delighted to have scored my first ODI hundred for England: Jonny Bairstow

first_imgWicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow said he was extremely pleased to have scored his first ODI century and join the ‘elusive club’ during England’s comfortable seven-wicket win over West Indies at the Old Trafford on Tuesday.In only his second innings as an opener in ODIs, Bairstow hit 100 not out off 97 balls to help England take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.The Yorkshire man was ably supported by Joe Root (54) as the hosts backed up an impressive bowling performance as West Indies could only post 204/9, with Ben Stokes taking 3/43 including the wicket of his old foe Marlon Samuels.Before Tuesday’s match, England skipper Eoin Morgan had emphasised that Bairstow would have the opening slot and deserved a run there after waiting patiently in the wings for a long time. The wicketkeeper-batsman repaid his captain’s faith amply, starting confidently and never letting up.”I’m really pleased. It seems a long time ago since I made my debut at Cardiff,” Sport24 quoted Bairstow as saying.”I’m delighted to have scored my first one-day hundred for England. There aren’t many people who’ve done it – and to join that elusive club is something, when you make your debut at Cardiff against India, you want to do. So you’ve got to enjoy it when you do,” he added.The second match will be next played at Trent Bridge on Thursday.last_img read more

Arsenal sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund

first_imgArsenal have signed Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club announced on Monday.Papastathopoulos, who has 79 caps for Greece, is new Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s third major signing of the summer following goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen and defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus.”Arsenal is one of the biggest teams in the Premier League,” Papastathopoulos told the club’s website Arsenal.com. “It has a lot of fans and a very big history and I am very happy to be here to help the team.”British media reports said that the centre back had signed a three-year deal with the option for a further 12 months after finalising a move for a fee in the region of 16 million pounds ($21.01 million).Sokratis Papastathopoulos or Papa for short #SOKRATIS pic.twitter.com/O8RDrDYTeGArsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 2, 2018The 30-year-old, who won two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup, will wear the number five shirt for Arsenal, the club said.”Sokratis, who will wear the number five shirt, has vast experience on the international stage, making 79 appearances for Greece,” Arsenal said.last_img read more

Roundtable Thursday: Tyreek comps and #hottakes

first_imgKBCarson Cunningham (uniform connoisseur) – Carson does uniform drive-bys and actually has a real job covering sports for a real news station in OKC. KBKyle Boone (covers recruiting) – Will keep you informed on football and basketball recruiting. Could likely out-recruit Travis Ford. 1. How much did the FSU game change your prediction for OSU’s record this season?Porter: None. I’m sticking with 8-4 because I’m 99 percent certain JW has that 2012 Kansas game lingering somewhere inside him. Except this time we won’t be playing Kansas.OKC Dave: I’ll tack on one win for the remainder of the schedule. I had us pick up two wins out of ISU/@TCU/@KSU/UT. I’ll say we get three now.Shepherd: Thought we’d win eight games — now thinking nine, maybe 10. I’ve learned to take it week by week, though.Carson: Not so much their record as their chance to win games in November increased exponentially. Tough out for anyone.Southwell: I had them winning nine; we can win 10+Boone: I predicted 8-5 last week before the game, I think we could pull out nine wins.2. What are you most excited about for the home opener?Porter: The use of the new ribbon video board. Hopefully it’ll just be a 60-minute scroll of this. OKC Dave: Seeing Hill in person.Shepherd: Realizing Tyreek Hill is actually faster than Bullet.Carson: Intro video. “Ready for War” is a great addition, tradition.Southwell: New field, new turf monster? Keep your eyes on that east 10-yard line.Boone: Getting to see Daxx sling it (hopefully).3. One word to describe how you felt the first time you saw Tyreek in spacePorter: WeakOKC Dave: whoaShepherd: Emotional.Carson: EgadsSouthwell: Whaaaaaaaaat?!Boone: Barry?4. How has your view on the Big 12 landscape shifted after one week?Porter: I feel like OSU has a legit (if not small) chance to win the league. I didn’t last week.OKC Dave: Not much; still OU’s league to lose. Petty’s back could open up the No. 2 spot, though. Shepherd: Hasn’t changed. However I do feel more optimism creeping in.Carson: Probably more than it should. Texas is already falling apart at the seams.Southwell: Still about the same… Wait, is Iowa State still in the Big 12?Boone: Sticking with Baylor, but OSU may be a darkhorse.5. Do you have any favorite Missouri State memories? Can you name a Missouri State athlete (all-time, any sport)? Porter: We played them in basketball a few years ago right after Ford took over. Probably lost. I cannot name a Missouri State athlete. OKC Dave: Without using Google? I admit I had to look up the year, but OSU had its first OT game in a 1996 win over Missouri State with a game-winning Tim Sydnes field goal.Shepherd: I’m not going to lie and say I do.Carson: Perrish Cox took the opening kickoff back against them, right? I can’t name one. Southwell: Kingjack Washington (Owasso) played RB there. I only know that name because he tore through Westmoore’s defense in the 2nd round of the playoffs to ruin our perfect season. Boone: Too young for this one, but the Perrish Cox opening TD after reading about it yesterday.6. Give me your best Tyreek comp.Porter: Michael Bennett (Kansas State — race No. 2): OKC Dave: Prentiss? Shepherd: Every player I’ve ever created on a video game.Carson: De’Anthony Thomas after a couple of red bulls.Southwell: Kendall Hunter because of his size and the number 24.Boone: Tavon Austin7. What is the Week 1 #hottake that has you the most nervous (ie: Tyreek/Heisman, OSU D = legit, etc.) Porter: The “fire the coordinator unless he talks about balls on ESPN or lives in a hotel” takes are always piping out of the gate but the “JW stands for just win or get really close against the champs” take will always scare me.OKC Dave: Don’t have one, but I’m excited to watch Ashton Lampkin go after the NCAA record for defensive holding penalties.Shepherd: Definitely the legitimacy of the defense. Mostly nervous because I actually buy it..Carson: “Daxx can throw a football over a mountain!” is still scalding from preseason.Southwell: I don’t really have one, I just want this “legit defense” to cover slot receivers better before I can confidently call them legit.Boone: Defenses legitimacy because of our secondary.8. Over/Under on when Gundy busts out the metal chairback on Saturday…Porter: If he sits on a chair built exclusively from Legos I will die.Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 2.29.09 PMOKC Dave: Right after the 3rd snap goes over Kip Smith’s head during pregame warmups. Shepherd: I mean, I think it’d be fine if he sat all game.Carson: Late 3rd quarter will be visor time.Southwell: We’ll see him run out from the tunnel after halftime with some sort of chairBoone: Gundy will be at Karsten Creek by the third quarter.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 2.12.23 PMWes Shepherd (covers Big 12 football) – He invented the Big 12 QB fantasy rankings which is pretty terrific. USATSI_5830586_154512258_lowresWe are back at it with Rountable Thursday. Let me introduce you to this week’s contributors:Kyle Porter (editor) – I love jump balls, Markel Brown breakways, and Kevin Durant 30-footers. Thank you for reading Pistols Firing.center_img KBJustin Southwell (other uniform connoisseur, former WR) – Justin played at OSU as a wide receiver for a few years and is a pretty big uniform critic himself. Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 2.27.16 PMOKC Dave (statistician) – Unofficial statistician of Pistols Firing. His GPA was likely as high as the rest of ours combined. 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

Jalen Hurts Reveals What His Dad Told Him After Last Year’s Title Game

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks for an open receiver against the USC Trojans.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 03: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks for an open receiver against the USC Trojans in the third quarter during the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Alabama QB Jalen Hurts found redemption for his previous performance against Georgia with two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter to secure an SEC championship for the Crimson Tide.But the ghosts of last season apparently haunted Hurts for a long time, and he revealed the extent of that this past weekend.Following Saturday’s win over Georgia, Hurts revealed that he cried in the hotel after Alabama won the title game and asked his dad what he should do next.His father’s response? “We’re going to fight.”Jalen Hurts said he cried in his parents’ arms in the hotel room after January’s national championship game vs. Georgia.Hurts says he asked his dad, ‘what are we going to do now?’Jalen’s Dad: ‘We’re going to fight.’— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) December 2, 20182018 was a rough year for QB Jalen Hurts. A halftime benching in the College Football National Championship Game in January ultimately saw him lose his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa. Then, various injuries nearly derailed his entire season with Alabama.Hurts ultimately waited patiently for his moment, and it came in the fourth quarter of the SEC Championship Game after Tagovailoa injured his ankle.Alabama went on to win the game 35-28.last_img read more

Expanded Port of Kapellskär Ready for Operations

first_imgzoom Swedish Port of Kapellskär, the most northern port of Ports of Stockholm, is ready to launch operations at all of its five quay-berths following expansion works.The port now has two piers and five quay-berths. The new 245 metre-long pier has been in operation since summer 2016.The original pier has been extensively renovated and is now ready for traffic, according to the Ports of Stockholm.Expansion works at the site included dredging operations, while the pier received erosion protection, fenders, bollards, safety barriers and new lighting. New water supply and drain connections have been installed and the pier is prepared for the capability to allow vessels to connect to shore electricity.“After three years of reconstruction Kapellskär is a state-of-the-art port with the capacity to welcome the largest combined cargo and passenger-carrying vessels,” Ports of Stockholm informed.The port esplanade area is almost twice as large and the logistics and safety solutions have been updated.The official opening of the new Port of Kapellskär will take place in early summer 2017.last_img read more

Finland Two Maritime Pilots Die after Their Vessel Capsizes

first_imgzoom Two pilot cutter operators, employees of Finnish Finnpilot Pilotage, died on December 10 after their vessel L 242 overturned outside of Emäsalo island, in Southern Finland.Despite the Border Guard’s efforts to right the overturned vessel, it sank during the operation.The pilot cutter operators had been on their way to retrieve a pilot from a pilotage assignment. The cause of the vessel capsizing is unknown.Divers were able to recover the bodies of the ill-fated pilots from the sunken vessel, the company said.“This is a truly devastating day for Finnpilot. We are working with the authorities to determine the causes of this tragic accident in order to ensure the safety of our employees in the future. Procedures to that end are already underway,” Kari Kosonen, CEO at Finnpilot said.The fast pilot vessel L242 was a Kewatec Pilot 1500 that had been in the service of Finnpilot since autumn 2015. According to Finnpilot, the vessel was inspected by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.Finnpilot and the Safety Investigation Authority (OTKES) joined forces in salvaging the sunken pilot vessel.OTKES has launched an investigation into the cause of the sinking.last_img read more

Rahul Gandhi raises slogans in LS over Karnataka issue

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday raised slogans in Lok Sabha over the developments in Karnataka. This is for the first time that Gandhi was seen raising slogans in the 17th Lok Sabha. Gandhi arrived in the House at noon. At that time Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was raising the Karnataka issue and accused the ruling party of “poaching” its MLAs in the state. He was, however, disallowed by Speaker Om Birla saying, the matter was discussed in the House on Monday and Deputy Leader of Lok Sabha Rajnath Singh had responded to the charges. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in Jammu “It is your duty to save democracy,” a Congress member said. Unsatisfied with the Speaker’s response, Chowdhury again tried to raise the issue. He scribbled a few slogans on a piece of paper and gave it to his fellow MPs sitting behind him, who promptly raised them. The members raised slogans like “Down with dictatorship” (Tanashahi Band Karo), “Stop the politics of poaching” (Shikar ki rajneeti Band Karo Band karo). As members raised slogans, Gandhi also joined them but his pitch was not as high as others. He merely repeated the last words of the slogans. Also Read – Shashi Tharoor writes to PM Modi: Don’t let your ‘mann ki baat’ become ‘maun ki baat’ As members entered the Well, they continued with the sloganeering. The Speaker also warned members against bringing posters. “This is our right,” said one of the members. To which the Speaker said, “No it is not your right”. “The country is watching you. This is your House. Don’t make it the house of a civic body,” Birla said. The Congress has been raising issues pertaining to Karnataka in the Lok Sabha and accused the ruling BJP of “indulging in politics of poaching”. The year-old Congress-Janata Dal (S) coalition government in Karnataka is on the brink of collapse after a spate of resignations by MLAs. So far 14 MLAs have resigned in Karnataka, which includes 11 from the Congress and three from the JD(S).If accepted, the coalition government’s strength in the assembly would be reduced to 102 minus the Speaker against the halfway mark of 113. The BJP’s strength as of now stands at 107.last_img read more

Poverty accelerate the ageing process

first_imgGenetics, lifestyle and environment are all factors that somehow influence when and how we all age. Now, researchers have revealed that four or more years with an income below the relative poverty threshold during adult life may accelerate the ageing process. For the study published in the journal European Journal of Ageing, the researchers have tested 5,500 middle-aged persons, using various ageing markers: physical capability, cognitive function and inflammatory level. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe results were then compared with the participants’ income throughout the 22 years leading up to the test. An annual income of 60 per cent below the median income is considered relative poverty. “We have found that there is a significant correlation between financial challenges and early ageing. And this is important in order to be able to instigate preventative measures”, said study co-author Rikke Lund, Professor at the University of Copenhagen. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”With our results, we show that poor finances are a strong indicator of early ageing – this knowledge can be used to prevent the problems,” she added. For the findings, the participants have been through both physical and cognitive tests, each of which is an expression of general strength and function. The researchers measured the participants’ grip strength, how many times they could get up from and sit on a chair in 30 seconds and how high they could jump. “There is a significant difference between the test results. People who have been below the relative poverty threshold for four or more years in their adult life perform significantly worse than those who have never been below the threshold,” Lund said. The results show that the financially challenged group, relative to the comparison group, can get up and sit down two times less per 30 seconds and that their grip strength is reduced by 1.2 kilos. In addition, the researchers have measured the inflammatory level of the participants. A high inflammatory level is a sign that the body is in a state of alert and can likewise be used as a marker for illness and ageing.last_img read more

Montreals first Canada Day parade met with laughter founder recalls

first_imgMONTREAL – Among the tens of thousands of flag-waving revellers expected to line the streets for Montreal’s Canada Day parade, there will be one man who remembers the year he almost marched alone.Roopnarine Singh, a Trinidad-born Montreal doctor, organized the first Canada Day parade in 1978 after being horrified there was no celebration to mark his adopted country’s birthday.The province had elected its first sovereigntist premier in Rene Levesque, and few seemed enthusiastic to join an overt display of Canadian patriotism.So when rain clouds loomed, Singh said the few friends who had agreed to join him almost backed out.“I said ‘no, if you don’t come I have a permit and a big Canadian flag, and I alone will walk down the street,’” he recalled in a phone interview.In the end, the parade went off with a handful of cars and some 20 participants.“Everyone laughed at us,” said Singh, now 80.Despite the inauspicious start, Singh would go on to organize the event for another 26 years, earning the nickname “Mr. Canada” in the process.At times, he faced criticism for his unabashed patriotism in a province where the July 1 holiday was traditionally met with ambivalence.He recalls years of fighting to secure funding for the event, occasionally becoming a thorn in the side of political leaders who didn’t want to anger the province’s separatist faction in the years surrounding the two referendums.The now-retired cardiologist, who arrived in Canada at the age of 24, never appeared to have any such qualms about expressing his love for his country.It was on a cross-country camping trip that “I realized this country was ten countries, this country had the greatest potential of any country in the world,” he said.“And although it is limited in population, in terms of liberty and security and prosperity and peace, there is no nation as great as Canada.”His vocal opposition to Quebec separatism led to his receiving the occasional phone threat, and someone once threw a brick with a political message through the window of his home.But Singh also points out that he’s received a lot of help from francophone Quebecers along the way, including one who once stepped in to pay the bands that performed in the parade after the event was denied federal funding.Singh, who is retired, now spends his time studying Hindu teachings — and occasionally taking to Twitter to encourage Canadians to hang more flags from their windows.He says he’s happy to see how big and diverse the parade has become, though he laments that it isn’t broadcast live on television.He now splits his time between Trinidad and Toronto, but he’s in Montreal to attend the parade for what he says could be the last time.“This year I’m (turning) 81, so I don’t know much longer long I can do it, but I’m here because its the 150th year and I’m not sure how many more years I can come,” he said.last_img read more

Stars Honored At 11th Annual ADCOLOR Awards

first_imgIn a night that celebrated the achievements of those working to champion diversity in the advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment industries, ADCOLOR recognized some of the best and brightest at their 11th annual ADCOLOR Awards ceremony.Jesse Williams and Ellen PompeoCredit/Copyright: Getty Images for ADCOLORThe event, hosted by actress, comedian, and activist Aisha Tyler, honored actor and producer Jesse Williams, Teen Vogue Editor-In-Chief Elaine Welteroth, star of “13 Reasons Why” and “Star Trek: Discovery” Wilson Cruz, among others. Additional attendees included presenters such as “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo, “Masters of None” actress and Emmy Award-winning writer Lena Waithe, actor Laz Alonso, author Janet Mock, along with ADCOLOR Founder & President Tiffany R. Warren. Later, guests toasted the winners at the official after party presented by Apple Music and BET Networks.Each year, the ADCOLOR Award Nominees and Honorees are carefully selected from a large population of diverse influencers across the creative industries. The finalists are chosen by the individual’s representation of ADCOLOR’s motto, “Rise Up and Reach Back”. Those honored not only excel in their own careers, but also give back to the community and support their peers. Their goal is to create a network of diverse professionals to encourage and celebrate one another.Please see the below list of this year’s honorees and winners:ALL-STAR AWARDAn ADCOLOR All-Star is a recognized public figure who has used their celebrity to champion a cause or challenge the status quo. They have pushed boundaries and created catalytic change, setting the stage for current and future generations to take the opportunities made by this All-Star, even further.HONOREE: Jesse Williams, Actor, Activist, and EntrepreneurLEGEND AWARDThe ADCOLOR Legend Award is presented to a trailblazer who isn’t afraid to be different and who showed brilliance in his/her actions, a singular leader in their industry.HONOREE: Keli Lee, Managing Director, International Content and Talent at ABC Studios InternationalHONOREE: Nadja Bellan-White, EVP, Global Brand Management at Ogilvy & MatherCATALYST AWARDThe ADCOLOR Catalyst Award is presented to an individual of note who uses his or her platform to serve as the voice of a cause or community. Their provocative courage, professional brilliance and selfless community outreach have sparked change and propelled progress within their respective industries and the world.HONOREE: Elaine Welteroth, Editor-in-Chief at Teen VogueADVOCATE AWARDThe ADCOLOR Advocate Award is presented to an LGBT advertising, marketing or media professional who increases awareness of LGBT causes within and outside of the creative industries.HONOREE: Wilson Cruz, Actor & Activist, Star of “13 Reasons Why” and “Star Trek: Discovery”ADCOLOR IN TECH AWARDThe ADCOLOR in Tech Award is presented to an individual who has championed diversity & inclusion in the tech industries.HONOREE: Erin Teague, Virtual Reality Product Lead at YouTubeLIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDThe Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to inductees into the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement or individuals who are seasoned industry veterans who pushed the boundaries and created positive change, setting the stage for generations to come to take the opportunities made by these icons, even further.HONOREE: Johnson Publishing CompanyHONOREE: Carol H. Williams, President, CEO and Chief Creative Officer at Carol H. Williams AdvertisingADCOLOR|ONE CLUB CREATIVE AWARDThe One Club|ADCOLOR Creative Award is presented to a creative professional of multicultural background who has demonstrated noteworthy talent and achievement within the media, creative, digital and traditional advertising disciplines. These recipients are chosen by The One Club Board of Directors.HONOREE: Max Stinson, Creative Director at Wieden+KennedyHONOREE: Wells Davis, Chief Strategy Officer, Managing Partner at David & GoliathTHE AD OF THE YEAR AWARDThe ADCOLOR Ad of the Year Award is given to a campaign or single execution that pushes boundaries, promotes conversation and highlights the lives of multicultural, LGBT and/or other under-represented Americans in the mass media.WINNER: The Atlantic / Wieden+Kennedy, New York / “Typecast”CHANGE AGENT AWARDThe ADCOLOR Change Agent Award is presented to an individual within a company who is using their talents and position to enhance the corporate culture and create a more inclusive environment. This can be part of or beyond the scope of that person’s primary role.WINNER: Ronnie Dickerson Stewart, VP, Group Director- Talent Engagement & Inclusion, DigitasLBi, NAINNOVATOR AWARDThe ADCOLOR Innovator Awards is presented to a remarkable professional who embodies progress and imagination. Someone who stands out among peers as a game changer and pioneer in their role, creating breakthrough developments and/or improvements, whether tangible or intangible.WINNER: Morgan DeBaun, CEO, Blavity Inc.ROCKSTAR AWARDThe ADCOLOR Rock Star Award is presented to an outstanding professional who, whether through their primary role or extracurricular activities, stands out as a leader and visionary in the industry. WINNER: Kofi Amoo-Gottfried, Head of Consumer Marketing, FacebookRISING STAR AWARDThe ADCOLOR Rising Star Award is presented to an up-and-coming young gun with less than seven years of experience. The Rising Star honoree is someone who stands out among their peers as someone who is raising the bar of excellence as they move forward in their career.WINNER: Jessica McGlory, Associate Director, Paid Social Lead, Engine MediaMOST VALUABLE PARTNERSHIP AWARDThe ADCOLOR MVP Award is presented to two or more companies that work together to provide exceptional and highly effective diversity solutions within their organizations and industries. They may be an agency, marketer, media company or diverse supplier with NMSDC or WBENC certification that team up for short or long-term projects that promote diversity and inclusion in the creative industries.WINNER: Wieden+Kennedy & Courageous Conversationlast_img read more

India Britain in talks to build copycat Naval supercarrier

first_imgLondon: The UK is in talks with the Indian government on building a new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier along the lines of Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth as part of the ongoing ‘Make in India’ negotations, according to a media report. The talks are under way for the Indian Navy to buy detailed plans for the 65,000-ton British warship to build a so-called “copycat supercarrier” to be named INS Vishal in 2022. “An Indian delegation has already visited Rosyth dockyard in Scotland where HMS Queen Elizabeth was assembled and where a second supercarrier, HMS Prince of Wales, is now being built,” the ‘Sunday Mirror’ reported. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”If a deal can be agreed, the new warship would be built in India but UK companies could supply many of the parts,” it claims. The report notes that such a new Naval carrier would serve alongside India’s 45,000-ton carrier INS Vikramaditya bought from Russia in 2004 and the future 40,000-ton INS Vikrant and could give India a larger carrier fleet than Britain. “We have regular discussions with India on a range of equipment and capability issues. It would be inappropriate to comment further,” UK Defence Minister Stuart Andrew said, declining to comment on the reports. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe design for UK aircraft carriers is owned by the British and French aerospace giants BAE and Thales. “Discussion have begun with India. The design can be modified to meet Indian Navy and local industry requirements,” a BAE spokesperson said. The reported India-UK Naval deal would follow the sale of Britain’s Falklands War carrier HMS Hermes to India in 1987, which was renamed INS Viraat and decommissioned two years ago.last_img read more

Wanted gang leader arrested in Haiti – UN

The arrest of Belony Pierre, who led a gang in the Bois-Neuf area of Cité Soleil, “marks another significant step forward in the fight against Haiti’s armed gangs,” the Secretary-General’s spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters today in New York.Haitian police arrested the suspect in St. Michel de l’Attalaye, 100 kilometres north of Port-au-Prince, and he was transferred immediately to the capital where he faces charges of murder and kidnapping.The UN mission, known as MINUSTAH, assisted in his transfer and subsequent detention at police headquarters in Port-au-Prince by providing additional security.In recent months, MINUSTAH has stepped up efforts to crack down on criminal gangs in violence-ridden Haiti; since the start of the year, more than 400 gang members have been arrested. 23 April 2007Haitian National Police officers this weekend apprehended a gang leader who had been on the run since late February when law enforcement officials and United Nations peacekeepers seized control of his headquarters in Cité Soleil, the notorious slum area in the capital, Port-au-Prince. read more

Myanmar Ban welcomes reform measures in meeting with President Thein

19 November 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with the President of Myanmar, Thein Sein, and welcomed the ongoing political and economic reform effort in the Asian country, including the recent measures to advance national dialogue and reconciliation. During the meeting, on the sidelines of the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bali, Indonesia, Mr. Ban also welcomed the response that the positive steps have generated from other stakeholders in Myanmar, including pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.The meeting between the Secretary-General and Mr. Thein coincided with the decision by ASEAN regarding the resumption of Myanmar’s chairmanship of the association in 2014.Mr. Ban encouraged all parties in Myanmar to seize the historic opportunity to build on the latest measures through an inclusive and broad-based political process to strengthen national unity and set the reform process on an irreversible course to fulfil the promises made to the people of Myanmar.The Secretary-General and Mr. Thein also discussed ways in which the international community and the United Nations can further encourage and support the Government and people of Myanmar in their efforts towards democracy, peace and development. read more

Family friends and politicians pay respects to Flaherty

Canada’s former finance minister Jim Flaherty was recognized around the globe for his contributions to international economics, on the world stage. But today, in the much smaller venue of Whitby, Ontario, Flaherty’s home riding, the people who perhaps knew him best had their chance to pay tribute to the man that they knew simply, as “Jim” . On a bitterly cold spring day a genuine out-pouring of warmth, filled the centre that Jim Flaherty built. He lobbied millions from both Ottawa, and Queens Park, to construct a state of the art community centre that would accommodate both the able-bodied, and those with disabilities. Something near to his heart, after his son John contracted Encephalitis, as an infant.“He was a really great man. He really was for the region, he did a lot of good things,” says Kim Copetti, former Chamber of Commerce President.Flaherty’s wife, MPP Christine Elliott, and their family received condolences from a steady stream of mourners from all walks of like, who filed in and out of the abilities centre to pay their respects to the family man from a small town, who cast a large shadow across the nation, and the world.“He’s irreplaceable. You have a guy that for the last 20 years has just worked and worked and has got such a great perspective on things not only locally, but provincially, nationally, and internationally. So a guy like Jim comes around once in a lifetime,” says Colin Carrie, Oshawa MP.Flaherty was known to be frank, and even blunt with people, yet despite that, he had an innate ability to draw others to him.“I’ve been a Liberal since I’m 12-years old, and he turned me into an independent. I thought as long as you’re here man, I’m here,” says constituent Anita Hampson. Colleagues praised Flaherty for his work ethic, and tremendous energy. Not only for how much of himself he invested in his work, but for how much of he was willing to give to them.“Politics is about teamwork and he knew how to do it on an exceptional level, but also he knew that most important secret about democracy, which is that we’re here to serve,” says Chris Alexander, Pickering MP.And although he may be best remembered for his role on the world stage as Canada’s finance minister during the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression, his constituents remember him as the local MP who always had the interests of his city at heart.A state funeral for Mr. Flaherty will take place at St. James Cathedral in Toronto, at 3pm, Wednesday afternoon. read more

Transport News Brief – Wednesday 26 March 2008

Transport News Brief Week 13, Wednesday 26 March 2008 Get your CV Show Guide here If you register for the CV Show or Workshop 2008 on the show websites, www.cvshow.com or www.workshopshow.co.uk quickly you’ll still get a copy of the Show Guide before the event on 15, 16 and 17 April at the NEC. The 212 page guide lists exhibitors, their wares and stand numbers and gives you plans for all 11 halls. The aim is to help you plan your visit to the biggest transport and logistics business Show of its type in Europe. “The guide proved enormously popular at the last show”, said Claire Balch, Show co-ordinator. “The demand will be high this year too so the best way to get a copy is to register and we’ll mail you one, free, well in advance.” With the guide and FastTrack pass you’ll also qualify for a £2.00 discount on the special CV Show EarlyBird breakfast. “This is too good to miss – go for it, now!” said Balch. More from Susan Kitchener +44 (0)1 634 261 262 or sales@cvshow.com New canbus Italian-owned Sempal Ltd will use stand 12-370 at the CV Show to launch its range of canbus interfaces into the UK van, truck and bus markets. “These interfaces are unique in that the internal vehicle database can be managed and expanded by downloading the information from the Sempal website, www.sempal.co.uk,” said Matthew Morris, managing director. “Currently, the data for 200 vehicles is stored inside the interfaces and we’ll develop systems for the towing, event logging, and truck market. Part of the Italian Spal Group of companies, Sempal says it has been successfully supplying the Automotive sector since 1993. More from Matthew Morris on +44 (0)8 701 453 939 or info@sempal.co.uk Ford sells Land Rover and Jaguar to Tata The Ford Motor Company just said that it has agreed to sell its Jaguar Land Rover business to Tata Motors of India. The firm says it expects to complete the deal by the summer when it will focus on its “One Ford” global change. Tata will pay some $2.3bn in cash for Jaguar Land Rover. Ford will continue to sell powertrains, stampings and other parts and technologies to Jaguar Land Rover. Ford Motor Credit Company will help Jaguar and Land Rover dealers and customers with finances for a transitional period of up to 12 months. More from John Gardiner on +44 (0)2 070 256 334 or jgardin2@ford.com New Traffic Commissioner for Eastern Area Richard Turfitt is the new Traffic Commissioner for the Eastern Area Traffic Office, appointed by Ruth Kelly, secretary of state for transport,. He will start his new job on 1 May 2008. He is a barrister and led the Health and Safety Executive’s Litigation and Enforcement Advisory Team based in London. He was also legal adviser to the statutory inquiry, led by Lord Newton, into the Buncefield oil depot explosion. More from www.dft.gov.uk Specialist plywood on show Advanced Technical Panels’ stand, 12-761 at this year’s CV Show incorporates large samples of specialist technical birch-based plywood, which is PEFC or FSC certified and comes from a range of ISO certified European mills. “We always find that our stand creates lots of interest at the CV Show,” said David Briggs, sales manager for ATP. “We’re looking forward to showing our latest products and meeting customers face-to-face.” Briggs says the firm offers tailor-made solutions for commercial vehicle bodybuilding, based on a wide range of specialist plywood panels. More from David Briggs on +44 (0)1 924 263 655 or atp.north@lathams.co.uk Traka tracks laptops for transport industry. Asset security outfit Traka has developed intelligent RFID lockers which control and audit access to laptops, PDAs and other mobile kit. The firm says this type of item is increasingly common in the transport industry but represents a risk through theft or misuse. The firm’s intelligent RFID lockers record the time equipment is taken and returned; sounds an alarm if it doesn’t come back and can record any damage caused to the items. The lockers come in a range of sizes. “They are being used in a range of industries to manage small, high value assets,” says Martyn Baker, for Traka. “All users have made big cost savings and improved their efficiency.” The system will be on show on the firm’s stand, 6-492 at the CV Show at the NEC in April. More from Martyn Baker on +44 (0)1 234 712 345 or mb@traka.com 25th anniversary for Bri-Stor at CV Show The Bri-Stor Group say it will use its stand 10-110 at the CV Show to celebrate its 25th year in business and is inviting its customers to join the party. More from Julie Smart on +44 (0)1 889 271 202 or julie.smart@bri-stor.co.uk Schmidt UK aims for road safety Schmidt UK says it will offer every visitor to its stand, 19-006 at the CV Show a chance to pick up a copy of the FTA Drivers’ Handbook. The firm says this is an invaluable aid to help all drivers do their job safely and responsibly. The Drivers’ Handbook normally sells for £6 and is available free from Schmidt UK as part of a campaign to highlight safer driving and link the benefits of clean and clear road surfaces with road safety. “The number of copies of the Handbook are limited, so people planning to visit our stand should e-mail sales@schmidt.co.uk with their name, address and organisation and we’ll reserve a copy for them,” said Henk Landeweerd for the firm. “We’ll also send them a regular copy of our newsletter.” More from Richard Cox on +44 (0)1 162 325 209 or richard@crown-pr.com Parts pricing policy pays Mercedes says its van and truck parts price benchmarking policy is paying off, helping the firm ensure its parts prices remain highly competitive. “We spend a lot of time benchmarking our parts prices and frequently find that we come out better than our competitors,” said Liam Ilbury, customer services director, commercial vehicles at Mercedes-Benz. “We know that there is a perception that our prices are high, but the reality is, they’re not, they’re actually amongst the most competitive on the market.” More from Ian Norwell on +44 (0)1 908 245 949 or ian.norwell@daimler.com Allison wins deal for extreme construction vehicles Allison Transmission says Renault Trucks has chosen it to supply a 4000 Series transmission system to Kerax trucks going to work at construction sites around the world for an oil industry customer. The firm says its 4000 Series, is a ‘next generation’ transmission system, offering advanced electronic controls to improve performance in toughest conditions. More from Nick Bailey on +44 (0)1 295 277 050 or nick.bailey@m-eng.com Approved LEDs to shine at CV Show Min Hsiang Europe says it will use its stand 17-031 at the CV Show to launch its newly E-marked and approved LED lights. The firm used last year’s event to gauge reactions and has been very pleased with the results. “We expect to announce some significant deals soon, said Colin Bishop, UK managing director for the firm. “The great interest generated last year has ensured a return visit to Birmingham this year and with a range of LED product fully E-approved and which has already come to the notice of truck, bus and trailer makers in mainland Europe.” Min Hsiang Europe, based at Earith, Cambridgeshire is a Division of Min Hsiang Corporation, now regarded in the Far East as a leader in LED development. This includes research into car, van, truck bus headlamps, train and aircraft signal lighting as well as work lamps and beacons. More from Colin Bishop on +44 (0)1 487 741 234 or colin-bishop@btconnect.com Astra tipper transmission deal for Allison Astra has chosen Allison 4700 transmissions for its HD8 tipper truck range. The firm is increasing the automatic option across its range to increase efficiency, by cutting down-time and maintenance costs and improving performance. More from Nick Bailey on +44 1295 277050 or nick.bailey@m-eng.com New diagnostics demo disc from Hella Hella says it will launch its new data and diagnostics packages and will give away free DVD demo discs from its stand 9-341 at the CV Show. DDS 100 is a data set, covering 80% of the UK car fleet. It is available in three levels of technical detail to suit the needs of a wide variety of garages. It is updated three times a year. DDS 200 is a mobile, wireless and user-friendly diagnostic tool used with a laptop or PC. The firm says both can be used independently, but when used together they form a fully integrated complete data and diagnostic system. More from Mark Britt on +44 (0)1 295 225 450 or mark.britt@hella.com Fencing deal for Maxus Edinburgh LDV dealership, Lothian LDV, has sold Wright and MacLennan Ltd two Maxus dropsides. The firm, a national fencing and blacksmith contractor will use the new, factory-built, 3.5 tonne and long wheel-base dropsides to move fencing and installation kit to customers across the region and beyond. The new light trucks carry a five-year warranty. More from Steve Miller on + 44 (0)1 213 223 089 or smiller@ldv.com. 30% of fleet managers do nothing to improve road safety Research by Bosch shows that fleet managers go for vehicle reliability (94%), safety (89%) and duty of care (87%) as the three most important criteria. But when it comes to managing fleets, these priorities don’t always show up as ideas to improve the work-related driving safety: Only 60% of fleet managers do anything practical to improve road safety. Fewer than 50% of fleet managers demand that their vehicles have specific safety kit as part of a road safety prevention plan. For instance, Bosch says, crash avoidance technologies offer new dimensions in driving safety. The firm cites its Electronic Stability Programme, recognised as the most important life-saver since the seat belt, as an opportunity all too often missed. Bosch says this kit could save 380 fatal accidents and 7,800 injuries a year on UK roads alone, with a huge cost saving too. More from Chris Wakley on +44 (0) 2 074 948 050 or cwakley@automotivepr.com World debut for LDV School Bus LDV, which says it is one of the world’s only true light commercial vehicle specialists will use its stand 9-450 to launch its new Maxus School Bus. Two concept vehicles will make their UK debut at the CV Show; the 7.5 tonne Maxus MX100 and a new Maxus luxury minibus. The firm will also show its new Aero Luton and Prestige Day van. “We’ve proved over the last 18 months since our purchase by GAZ International that we can be innovative and flexible in our approach to both products and customers,” said Tony Lewis, sales and marketing director. “This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show will allow us to introduce even further changes to our line up including our new 2008 model year enhancement package and a new aftersales support programme.” More from Steve Miller on + 44 (0)1 213 223 089 or smiller@ldv.com Automatic Test Lane kit from V-Tech V-Tech UK, will use its stand 9-753 at the CV Show to offer a wide range of new garage equipment, including an exhibition debut for its complete Automatic Test Lane package. It will also show ramps and its Multiscan Asian and commercial vehicle diagnostics. V-Tech UK has successfully introduced a new range, offering all European quality class 4 and 7 ATL packages. These include 2008 Vosa approved and Fast Pass emissions analyser. The firm says it is one of the country’s leading suppliers of diagnostic equipment and related training. More from Priya Patel on +44 (0)2 084 981 288 or priya@v-techuk.com ASC Metals takes its first Renault Multi-metal stockholder, ASC Metals Lincoln Ltd. just took a new Renault Maxity 3.5 tonner with 6-speed gearbox. The new truck is the first Renault into the firm’s fleet. It has an aluminium alloy drop-sided body, made by McComb Coachworks in Lincoln, giving a 1,480kg payload. Renault Trucks Dealer Thompson Commercials did the business. More from Penny Randall on +44 (0)1 582 479 619 or penny.randall@renault-trucks.com New LDV dealer in Hampshire Town and Country Vans says it has spent over £200,000 on a new, 2.5 acre site in Aldershot, to offer van operators the complete LDV Maxus range. The firm was a Suzuki car dealer for over 20 years. “We’re very pleased to be part of the successful Maxus brand and believe the introduction of the LDV range complements our existing service, allowing us to enter new markets,” said Guy Foster, managing director. More from Guy Foster on +44 (0)1 252 796 970 or guy@suzukicars.co.uk CV Live auctions on show Manheim Auctions will use its stand 8-068 at the CV Show to showcase its successful ‘CV Live’ auctions and Market Intelligence and hold a series of seminars on residual values. On Tuesday 15 April a ‘CV Live for Vans’ sale at Haydock will be beamed live to the show and on the Wednesday ‘CV Live for Vans’ sales at Colchester, Glasgow and Washington will also be beamed live to the show. On Thursday a ‘CV Live for Trucks’ sale at Leeds will be beamed live to the show. The firm says it expects strong interest in these events, driven by a buoyant used van and truck market. Manheim’s LCV Market Analysis Report and Monthly Market Bulletin will also be available on the stand as will the firm’s CV auction centre managers and auctioneers. More from Andrew Andersz on +44 (0)1 865 343 100 or andrew.andersz@thejjgroup.com Brake wants better load security Road safety charity Brake says every year in the UK there are 4,000 successful prosecutions for unsafe loads, brought against drivers and operators. The charity wants fleet managers to be more aware of the dangers and do risk assessments for new vehicles, carefully choose load restraining equipment and train drivers on load safety issues. To help those managers understand the dangers and their legal liabilities, Brake has an information pack, ‘Load Safety: carrying and securing loads in a vehicle’. Done with Modul-System, the pack is free. More from Susan Brook on +44 (0)1 484 559 909 or sbrook@brake.org.uk Dyson does £1.5m deal for Wessex Recovery Rescue and recovery vehicle maker Roger Dyson Group just delivered a £1.5m, record order for Wessex Recovery. The ‘jewel in the crown’ of the deal is a Dyson NRC 65/80 Sliding Rotator, based on a Scania R680 Top Line truck. Dyson says this is the most powerful unit of its type in the business today. Other trucks in the deal include Hydraloader slidebeds and a Dyson Medium Duty Commercial underlift and join the firm’s 70 strong fleet. “We are extremely pleased with the performance of all the Dyson equipment, but the new Sliding Rotator has exceeded our expectations and we are continually amazed by its outstanding capabilities,” said Paul Fidler, managing director at Wessex, which works in North Hampshire, West Berkshire and Oxfordshire. More from Simon Cantillion on +44 (0)1 453 755 551 or simon@cka.co.uk Hino’s Asian and Latin America sales do well Transport Topics reports that Hino Motors Ltd., Japan’s largest heavy-duty truck maker says its operating profit probably beat its own forecast by 4.5% because of higher international sales in Asia and Latin America. More from www.ttnews.com A yawn could save your life So says a new Government campaign launched to remind drivers of the dangers of dozy driving. The Department for Transport says 20% of all crashes on major roads are caused by tired drivers but research shows many ignore the simplest sign, – the common yawn – that it’s time for a break. “We all want to finish our journeys as quickly as possible but being tired at the wheel is a proven killer that we cannot ignore,” said Jim Fitzpatrick, road safety minister. “If you find yourself yawning pull over and take a break – this could make the difference between life and death.” A You Gov poll of British drivers shows only 18% of drivers always take a yawn as a sign to pull over. More from www.dft.gov.uk Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies combines former subsidiaries

first_imgAs part of ThyssenKrupp’s strategic development program the two engineering subsidiaries ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik and ThyssenKrupp Polysius have been merged with effect from April 2, 2013 to form ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies. With around 5,500 employees and annual sales of some €2 billion, the new company will be one of the world’s leading system suppliers for the mining and cement industries as well as the mineral processing and bulk materials handling sectors. It will offer single-source expertise ranging from design and consulting to engineering and project management to construction and installation, after-sales service, research & development and plant financing.Dr Hans Christoph Atzpodien, CEO of the Industrial Solutions business area of ThyssenKrupp AG, said on the strengths of the new company: “As a strong cornerstone of the Industrial Solutions business area, ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies will have a presence on the world’s growth markets. Our comprehensive engineering know-how covers solutions from single machines to complete plants. With growing environmental awareness and rising raw material and energy prices, this engineering expertise provides our customers with a significant competitive edge. With “better” solutions we will create “more” value, for example by cutting operating costs and reducing CO2 emissions.” The management board of ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies is made up of Ramsis Shehata (CEO), Christof Brewka (service business), Heike Franke (CFO), Martin Hilbig (CHRO) and Lothar Jungemann (cement business).ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies has an extensive global sales and service network and its fast-growing service operations are being systematically expanded. The ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies product range includes bucket-wheel excavators, conveyor systems, crushing plants, grinding and processing plants, stockyard and port handling systems for bulk materials as well as cement plants. Lifecycle support can be provided for all products, as well as 24/7 service for individual machines or plants.last_img read more

Understanding the Surprises in Your DNA Results

first_img Listen Pixabay 00:00 /18:27 If you’re one of many people who has submitted your DNA to learn more about your ancestry, maybe there was a surprise in the results.For example, there’s a large group in the Rio Grande Valley and in New Mexico who have Jewish heritage and have no idea. They’re the descendants of what are known as conversos – Spanish for converted. These are Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity in Spain and Portugal in the 14th century.Houston’s Archaeology Now is hosting a talk called Conversos: A Secret Past on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the MATCH led by Dr. Marie Theresa Hernández. She’s a professor of world cultures and literature at the University of Houston and a possible descendant of a converso family herself that has been in Texas since the late 1700’s.In the audio above, she tells us more about these people.And what other surprises lurk in our DNA? Bennett Greenspan of the Houston-based company Family Tree DNA joins us to help you make sense of what your DNA results have to say about your heritage.center_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

A theatrical extravaganza

first_imgTheatre in India, much like other places in the world, has a paradoxical image. As those in the Indian theatre scene would attest, lack of funds and the occasional distracted audience remain an obstacle in what should otherwise be a free-flowing creative pursuit. At the same time, there is a small but significant section of intelligentsia, who are trying to make the scene perceivably inaccessible to those who may not be so actively clued in to the theatre space. But all that is set to change this year. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Aadyam, an initiative by the Aditya Birla Group, is bringing 5 new plays from highly reputed theatre groups, to Delhi and Mumbai. Crafting a holistic approach for each play that extends beyond the stage, Aadyam  brings a fresh perspective to our understanding of watching a play, and through this, takes theatre to newer audiences.With production houses like Rage Theatre, QTP, Masque Theatre, AK Various and Arpana Theatre on board for its first year, five new plays with  45 shows are scheduled in Mumbai and Delhi across eight months.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe groups will stage The Siddhus of Upper Juhu, The God of Carnage, The Merchant of Venice, The Hound of the Baskervilles and Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon (Hindi) respectively. Focusing on theatre this year, Aadyam has   completed the first set of shows in Mumbai and is presenting the  productions in Delhi.  Aiming to create a brand new theatre experience for the audience; with a curated pre-show event, off-stage activities will be coupled with experiential night outs after the performance. Director(Theatre) for Aadyam, Divya Bhatia  said, “It is a diverse and strong mix. Combined, these groups have been associated with an enviable variety of projects that cover the gamut of theatrical experiences in Mumbai.”While being deeply satisfied with the response to the initiative and the first schedule of shows in Mumbai, he has his eyes firmly on the future of this cultural movement. He added, “Aadyam’s made a good beginning. In its very first year, we’ve generated immense interest among theatre makers in Mumbai who have been very appreciative of Aadyam’s effort.”They see this as a bold and correct move to attract larger audiences and to developing good theatre. We’re now bringing the plays to Delhi and are hoping for a good response here as well. We have also begun working on our next few productions – our broad mandate remaining the same, we’ll see the works of Indian playwrights as well.”When: July 4 – August 23Where: Kamani Auditoriumlast_img read more

New RSCAN Website Offers Resources Supports Radiologists Transitioning to Valuebased Payment Models

first_img Related Content 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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Thorwarth Jr., M.D., FACR. “This program aligns with the ACR Imaging 3.0 initiative in which radiologists help referring providers select the best imaging exam, help patients avoid unwarranted testing, reduce errors and improve quality and safety.” Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 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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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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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  December 29, 2015 — The Radiology Support, Communication and Alignment Network (R-SCAN) new website presents an excellent opportunity to support health care providers in transitioning to value-based payment models. The R-SCAN portal (rscan.org) provides resources to connect radiologists and referring clinicians, focus conversations on imaging appropriateness, get familiar with clinical decision support and document improvements over time. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more center_img Radiology participants who sign up for R-SCAN with their referring providers are guided by a step-by-step plan to improve the ordering of imaging exams based on Choosing Wisely recommendations. Participants also gain free online access to a customized version of the ACR Select clinical decision support tool, the Web-based version of the complete ACR Appropriateness Criteria. Using these tools, individuals can improve the appropriateness of exams ordered and create project reports useful for implementing and quantifying changes. Participation also offers radiologists the opportunity to earn American Board of Radiology-approved Maintenance of Certification Part 4 credit; CME credits are also available both for radiologists and for referring physicians. News | Radiology Business | December 29, 2015 New R-SCAN Website Offers Resources, Supports Radiologists Transitioning to Value-based Payment Models Portal Provides Free Materials to Gain Data, Support Collaborative Efforts to Improve Imaging Care Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. 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Hacienda Pinilla auction to benefit NGOs

first_imgFrom the print editionBy Suzanna Lourie | Special to The Tico TimesPLAYA AVELLANAS, Guanacaste – When Agroganadera Pinilla S.A. announced the sale of its 4,450-acre Hacienda Pinilla Beach Resort and Residential Community in late August, high-end investors quickly took notice. But the potential sale of the beachfront development – located on the northwestern Pacific shores of Playa Avellanas and Playa Negra – is something all Guanacaste residents should pay attention to, as it could have a direct impact on their day-to-day lives, developers said. In an Aug. 22 press release, major shareholder H.G. “Pat” Patillo announced the net proceeds of the sale will go toward funding operations and charitable work at his two nonprofit organizations: Guanacaste Ventures U.S. Inc., and its Costa Rican counterpart, Fundación Progreso Guanacaste. United Country Real Estate, an international brokerage company, was hired to help Hacienda Pinilla – a gated community featuring an 18-hole golf course, several luxury hotels, nature trails, fine dining and other amenities – find the perfect buyer, an opportunity Dan Duffy, CEO of United Country, said his company is excited about. “Hacienda Pinilla is an exceptional property from our perspective. Working with a client like this is rare in that the property is exceptional in attributes; but it’s also exceptional that the net proceeds are going to be donated to a foundation that does very important work,” Duffy said. Patillo’s goal in the auction of Hacienda Pinilla is to finally provide the two charitable organizations he founded with substantial permanent funding for education and affordable health care for the people of Guanacaste. “For over 40 years, I have been blessed and enriched by the opportunity to be part of the Guanacaste community, and [I] feel as strongly now as ever about the importance of investing in its future,” Patillo said in a press release.Since Patillo can’t personally fund the foundations, he hopes to secure an investor so that the organizations can continue their work. So far, the Guanacaste nonprofit groups have repaired and improved more than 45 schools in the region, funded local medical assistance programs and constructed affordable housing options for families. Patillo also started a scholarship program for Guanacaste students to attend universities in the United States.  Duffy and his team of marketing experts at United Country already are tackling the market to make sure the sale – and therefore the charity work – happens soon.“We have a very aggressive strategy,” Duffy said of the company’s role in the sale of Hacienda Pinilla. “There are known investors that have the wherewithal to acquire a property like this, and we either go where they are or reach them through their media.”According to Duffy, every qualified investor out there already knows Hacienda Pinilla is for sale – and people are paying attention. “There’s basically one or two other projects on the market of this magnitude,” he said. “With the backdrop of Costa Rica, the favorable economy, the wonderful population, there’s really not another development like this available anywhere in the world.”For those who work and live at Hacienda Pinilla, life after the sale will stay the same. If anything, daily life will improve, Hacienda Pinilla General Manager Mauricio Estrada said. “We’re very excited about this process that should accelerate the development plans for Hacienda Pinilla,” Estrada added. “Mr. Patillo’s foundation has already done wonders for the schools in the area,” Estrada said. “The scholarships awarded to Guanacastecan students are unique to the history of Costa Rica, and we can only dream of what will come next.”In early September, Duffy said the company has already seen a lot of expressed interest in the Pinilla property. Said Duffy: “To have a premiere property that will then help in the development of Guanacaste and the education of its students makes it even more special.” Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more