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Mickey Arthur geared up for Pakistan challenge

first_imgHailing Pakistan’s bowling attack, newly-appointed coach Mickey Arthur has said the national side needs to work on batting and fielding as they prepare for the upcoming gruelling tour of England.Arthur, who is slated to join the Pakistan team later this month, is confident of transforming the side into a winning unit.”Pakistan have got a wonderful group of bowlers. We need to work on batting, particularly outside of the UAE, and that will be key. Also, we need to bring the fielding up to international level,” Arthur, who earlier coached South Africa and Australia, was quoted as saying by an Australian television channel on Tuesday.”I think it’s a great challenge. Pakistan cricket has struggled a little bit in the last couple of years and certainly I am keen to bring it back to its rightful place in the ranking, and the rightful place in world cricket,” he added.Arthur, however, feels that lack of international cricket in the country is one of the reasons behind Pakistan’s decline in the game in recent years. The team has been playing most of its home series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), since the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned the nation from hosting international cricket in 2009 following a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team.”Pakistan is playing all the cricket outside the country. Every time they play it is an away-series, which is really hard. It is always difficult playing outside your condition and it has dented Pakistan cricket,” Arthur said.advertisement”It will be a challenge for players how they are going to handle the conditions outside of UAE and Pakistan. You need your batsmen to step up and score runs. So, technically, we need to work really hard to get our batting 100 percent right,” the 47-year-old added.Arthur, who guided the Proteas to the top of the ICC rankings in all the three formats, wants his new side to focus on consistency if they are to top the rankings chart.”You need opportunity and time to build the team in order to achieve the result. We need to be consistent with our selections, we need to be consistent with our players, and we need to allow players to express themselves without any consequences,” he said.”That’s the key, players need to find out how they go about and play in certain situations. I hope we can give the players that experience and make sure they go forward.”Arthur, who worked with the Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), felt there is immense talent in Pakistan’s domestic structure.”I was very impressed with the talent in the PSL. There were very good, young and useful players. I think, with the right guidance and environment, these guys can become very, very good players. Their skill level is very high,” he said.last_img read more

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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters with knee injury

first_imgWorld number one Rafa Nadal’s participation in the season-ending Tour finals hung in the balance when the Spaniard pulled out of the Paris Masters with injury on Friday.Nadal told a news conference ahead of his quarter-final match against Serbian Filip Krajinovic that he was suffering from a right knee problem.The 31-year-old said he would try his best to be present at the eight-man event that takes places from Nov. 12-19 at the O2 in London but his focus was on the long term.”I have to pull out. Of course it’s a very tough decision for me, especially here in Paris, which has been the most important city in my career without a doubt,” the 10-time French Open champion, who struggled with his knee in Tuesday’s third-round win against Pablo Cuevas, said.”It’s a tough situation but I tried my best. I did one treatment yesterday night to try and play today.”Nadal, who has never won the Paris Masters, did not know yet whether he would be fit for London.”It’s not about London, it’s about the longer term,” he explained. “It’s important to play tennis as long as possible.”Paris Masters tournament director Guy Forget acknowledged Nadal’s withdrawal was a serious blow to an event often hit by late retirements at the end of the season, and said that the Spaniard’s participation in the Tour finals was unlikely.”I think I know that he is sceptical on his chances to play in London,” said Forget, who added that Nadal had arrived in Paris in mediocre condition.advertisement”He just started to move around the court again when he got here,” he said.last_img read more

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World Cup: New Zealand nerves jangle as they beat Bangladesh in thriller

first_imgBangladesh Cricket Team Share on Facebook Read more Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Support The Guardian They will not forget how close this game felt. Chasing an under-par 244, no batsman managed to impose himself on Mashrafe Mortaza’s bowling attack, a giddy run-out and a series of near-misses constantly derailing their efforts. At 160 for two, the off-spinner Mehidy Hasan struck twice in an over to remove the dangerous New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Tom Latham for a four-ball duck. Taylor himself survived a run-out chance on 70, only to tickle one to the keeper 12 runs later, leaving his team feeling awkwardly far from their target at 191 for five.Run rate was irrelevant to both sides – only wickets mattered. Needing 44 from the final 10 overs, Colin de Grandhomme went for a cheeky tip-shot over the keeper’s head. Mushfiqur Rahim – a man no taller than Eva Longoria – reached an arm into the air. And it just kept going, telescoping like Inspector Gadget, until it plucked the ball from the space above him. James Neesham holed out next over. Bangladesh were still in this.Both teams had stuck with the line-ups that had brought victory in their opening matches and Bangladesh’s batting performance began like a copy of their South Africa game. The openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar teed off and got out, bringing Sunday’s match-winning pair Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim together again. They had added 50 in 54 balls when a mix-up left Mushfiqur stranded; from there, the innings stalled, save some game hitting from Mohammad Saifuddin in the final overs.Unlike New Zealand – the kind of team you would be happy to meet your parents – the current Bangladesh team have a rather rebellious past. And the all-rounder Shakib was once at the centre of it – five years ago, he was handed a playing ban by his own cricket board for what it termed a “severe attitude problem”. Cricket World Cup 2019 Share via Email Just call Bangladesh the team that will not quit. A game that had felt at times like the afternoon session of a Test match sprang dramatically to life under the Oval floodlights, as the Tigers’ uncanny ability to build pressure in the field and throw experienced teams off their game pushed a nervy New Zealand all the way. The scorecard records that the Black Caps made it with almost three overs to spare, but the sweat stains will tell a different story.So will the Bangladesh fans, who once again turned out to claim this patch of south London turf as their own. Ross Taylor, whose shepherding 82 did the most to see his side safely home, said later he could imagine himself in Chittagong. If any of the data analysts at this World Cup is calculating decibels-per-run, this crowd must surely be topping the table, ready to clap their inflatable sticks for anything from a failed DRS review to a mid-innings drinks break. Read more Share on Messenger New Zealand cricket teamcenter_img South Africa on the brink after India condemn them to third defeat match reports Cricket Share on WhatsApp New Zealand beat Bangladesh by two wickets: Cricket World Cup 2019 – as it happened Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. He must have mended his ways. Currently the world’s top-ranked all-rounder in ODIs, he top-scored here with a sparkling 64 but it was his talismanic left-arm spin that threatened to unravel New Zealand. Having taken a wicket with his very first delivery – Martin Guptill, who had taken 264 runs off his team in their three-ODI series earlier this year – he got Colin Munro out to a ground-skimming catch at midwicket.Then, with New Zealand 61 for two, and Shakib in his fourth over, Taylor and Williamson seemed to lose their nerve entirely. After a muddled call, Williamson, a foot out of his crease, survived only because the keeper had broken the wicket, knocking the bails with an elbow. Two balls later, Taylor drove down the pitch, Shakib got a hand to the ball and Williamson was almost run out a second time. An inside edge past Taylor’s stumps completed the over. For a team that has a reputation as “clinical”, it was all a bit Doogie Howser MD.In the end, Bangladesh did not have enough runs to defend. “The big mistake was done in the batting – get set and get out,” said Mortaza. “If we could have managed to score 20 or 30 more runs it would have been different.” Safiuddin’s castling of Matt Henry with seven runs remaining may have pumped up the crowd, but it could not pump the brakes.“We had a bit of luck today,” admitted Taylor. “We’d have loved to have won the game a lot earlier than that but you’ve got to give credit to the Bangladesh team. They just never gave up.”last_img read more

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Video: “Things Big Ten Fans Say” Is Hilarious, Spot-On

first_imgOhio State fan wearing a Buckeye sweatshirt.YouTube/ScooterMagruderThe Big Ten is in the midst of a comeback after a few years being overshadowed by the SEC, and have a number of very intriguing, strong programs. Ohio State and Michigan State have been powerhouses for years now, while Michigan, last night’s brutal loss aside, looks to be back. YouTuber Scooter Magruder has been making very funny “Thing ___ Fans Say” videos about every conference for weeks now. His SEC and ACC editions are both very funny, and on Saturday, he dropped the Big Ten. It’s a shame that he didn’t wait until the Michigan-Michigan State game to record. We think those characters might’ve had a bit more to say. Either way, this was well done as always.last_img

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Quintero claims Man City talks

first_imgJuan Quintero claims he has emerged as a possible target for Manchester City, with his agent having met with the Premier League champions.The Colombia international playmaker spent 2018 on loan at River Plate from Porto.Over the course of the calendar year, he put in a number of eye-catching performances. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The 25-year-old scored one and assisted two others for his country at the World Cup finals in Russia, with that campaign ended by a penalty shootout defeat to England in the last 16.He then went on to shine in the Copa Libertadores final, with his extra-time effort settling a keenly fought two-legged clash with arch-rivals Boca Juniors.A spell in Argentina has helped to revive the South American’s career, which had stalled after slipping out of favour at Porto.His renaissance has thrust him onto the transfer radar of a number of clubs, with City seemingly among his many admirers.Quintero told Radio Continental: “My agent has had a meeting with Manchester City, which makes me very proud.”Juan Quintero River Plate Copa LibertadoresDespite attracting interest from England, the highly rated midfielder has suggested that it will take a special offer to lure him into a move.He added: “If I’m to return to Europe it has to be for the benefit of all, not just a financial thing.Quintero would prefer to remain at River if given the choice, with the club aware of his feelings on the back of a memorable campaign which took them to the Club World Cup.He said: “I’m a River Plate fan and I want to stay here, and the president knows that.”With that stance being made clear to all concerned, Quintero has also moved to distance himself from reports suggesting that he could be another high-profile addition to the ranks in Asia.“Going to China would be important on an economic level, but this does not come to mind,” he said.Quintero is under contract at Porto until 2021, so anybody hoping to secure his services on a permanent basis will need to part with a sizeable fee in order to get a deal done.last_img read more

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Family Eddie Money Two Tickets to Paradise singer dies

first_imgNASHVILLE — The family of rock Star Eddie Money says he has died at 70.Money died Friday.The husky-voiced, blue collar performer was known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight.” In 1987, he received a best rock vocal Grammy nomination for “Take Me Home Tonight,” which featured a cameo from Ronnie Spector.By Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Presslast_img

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Encana Events Centre hosting gun show this weekend

first_imgTickets can be purchased online, by phone at 1-877-339-8499, or in person at the Tiger Box Office Plus. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts from across the Peace Region will be descending on the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek as the local Sportsman’s Club hosts the 41st Annual Gun Show and Sportsman Show.As the largest gun and sportsman show in the Peace, the event will feature over 200 tables, with goods in firearms, knives, archery and ATVs. The show runs Saturday, April 7th, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 8th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tickets are $10 for Adults in advance or $12 the day of, and $5 for youth aged 10 to 17 as well as Seniors 67 and over. Children under nine are free when accompanied by an adult.last_img

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April GST collection peaks at Rs 113 lakh cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection rose 10.05 per cent to Rs 1,13,865 crore in April from a year-ago period, recording the highest ever monthly revenue mop-up since the new indirect tax system was rolled out on July 1, 2017, an official statement said on Wednesday. “The total gross GST revenue in the month of April, 2019 is Rs 1,13,865 crore of which CGST (Central GST) is Rs 21,163 crore, SGST (State GST) is Rs 28,801 crore, IGST (Integrated GST) is Rs 54,733 crore including Rs 23,289 crore collected on imports and cess is Rs 9,168 crore including Rs 1,053 crore collected on imports,” a Finance Ministry statement said. According to the statement, the total number of GSTR-3B returns filed for the month of March up to April 30, 2019 is 72.13 lakh. The GSTR-3B Form is a summary of outward supplies, Input Tax Credit (ITC) claimed and net tax payable. The revenue in April, 2018 was Rs 1,03,459 crore and the revenue during April, 2019 saw a growth of 10.05 per cent over the revenue in the same month last year.last_img read more

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UN rights official cites Afghanistans paradox of new opportunities for peace amid

“On the one hand, there are new opportunities for peace talks that would have been unimaginable only a few months ago,” said Ivan Šimonović, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights. “On the other, the conflict looks set to intensify as insurgents test the strength of the security forces hoping to gain leverage in future negotiations.”Mr. Šimonović, who visited Kabul and the provinces of Nangarhar and Kapisa, said recent violence underlined the fact that it would be Afghan civilians who pay the price, with more work needed to be done to protect them.“2014 was already a terrible year for the civilian population of Afghanistan and figures for the first quarter of 2015 have confirmed that negative trend,” he said referring to statistics compiled by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which pointed to the deaths of 655 civilians and injuries to 1,155 more in the first quarter of 2015.During his second official visit to Afghanistan, the Assistant Secretary-General focused on the increasingly difficult security situation following the withdrawal of foreign troops and the transfer of security tasks to the Afghan National Security Forces.He met with children detained for conflict-related crimes, including attempted suicide bombing, as well as civilian victims and their doctors at an emergency hospital in Kabul. Mr. Šimonović was in Jalalabad on Saturday at the same time as a suicide attack by anti-Government elements on a crowded marketplace, which killed at least 35 people.“It is unacceptable that Afghans should face such violence on a daily basis,” he said. “There can be no doubt that the use of tactics of this kind represent war crimes, and those responsible for organizing or perpetrating such attacks must be brought to justice.”While encouraging Afghanistan to institutionalize torture prevention by ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, which would lay the basis for a national inspection mechanism for places of detention, Mr. Šimonović welcomed the Government’s commitment to eradicating that scourge.“I was greatly encouraged by President Ghani’s and Chief Executive Abdullah’s personal commitment to ending torture in Afghan detention facilities, and the steps being taken to prepare a national action plan on torture prevention,” he said. “These institutional reforms must be reinforced by strict accountability measures. Torturers must be prosecuted and punished, not transferred to other positions.”Mr. Šimonović also helped launch a new report by UNAMA and the UN Human Rights Office on barriers to justice still faced by women. “Clearly the gains for women’s rights in Afghanistan need to be reinforced and protected,” Mr. Šimonović said. “I welcome the appointment this week of four women ministers, and the imperative now should be to ensure women’s representation in key institutions like the police and judiciary, and participation in the peace process.” read more

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Barclays in credit scandal as shoppers missold finance on sofas windows and cars

SCS, Sofology (formerly Sofaworks), Anglian Windows, Wren Kitchens, Everest, Peter Vardy, and the now defunct Car Carcraft Automotive, were… Barclays Bank’s consumer lending arm, Barclays Partner Finance, failed to stop customers at high street retailers being pressured into taking out loans they may not have been able to afford as recently as 2016, according to an internal report seen by The Telegraph.  Consumers who have bought cars, furniture and home improvements on credit supplied by one of Britain’s biggest banks are embroiled in a potential mis-selling scandal, it can be disclosed. Do you have experience of finance mis-selling? We want to hear from you. Email katie.morley@telegraph.co.uk

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Eric Besson souhaite un nouvel audit de Free mobile

first_imgEric Besson souhaite un nouvel audit de Free mobileLe ministre de l’Économie numérique a demandé à l’Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR) de “vérifier la couverture effective des réseaux de l’opérateur”.Les plaintes concernant la couverture effective du nouvel opérateur Free mobile continuent à affluer, si bien qu’Éric Besson, ministre de l’Économie Numérique, a demandé dans un courrier adressé à l’Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR) de “vérifier la couverture effective des réseaux de l’opérateur”.À lire aussiInternet mobile : 38% des français sont connectésLe ministre, sans ajouter d’huile sur le feu après les nombreux courriers des opérateurs concurrents ayant audité par leurs propres moyens la couverture réseau de Free, rappelle les conditions de l’octroi de cette licence 3G. Free, à date du 12 janvier 2012 “devait couvrir 27 % de la population pour le service de voix et 25 % pour le service de données. Ces obligations minimales, qui correspondent à un taux de disponibilité pour les appels à l’extérieur des bâtiments d’au moins 95 %, devaient être respectées hors accord d’itinérance avec un autre opérateur”.L’ANFR a 10 jours pour réaliser son étude et transmettre un compte-rendu au ministre. Pourtant l’Arcep avait déjà effectué cet audit lors de la finalisation de l’obtention de la licence 3G de Free mobile. L’Autorité avait alors validé le fait qu’il couvre via ses propres antennes 27% de la population mais procédera tout de même à une audition conjointe de France Telecom et Free mobile portant sur “la mise en œuvre de l’accord d’itinérance signé par les deux opérateurs”, indique Clubic.Le second rapport devrait éclairer sur les suites à donner si Free n’a pas respecté ses conditions de déploiement. On sait qu’Orange, qui loue son réseau dans le cadre de l’itinérance des appels sur le territoire, avait vivement critiqué son partenaire pour avoir contribué à faire tomber durant deux heures toutes les communications voix et Internet des clients Orange à cause d’une utilisation intensive des antennes. Free n’a pas répondu publiquement mais une réunion s’est tenue entre les deux acteurs pour remettre à plat leurs accords commerciaux. Le 20 février 2012 à 12:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Turquoise Morning shows Caribbean US highlights of TCI Sales Investment Blitz

first_img Tour of the Junkanoo Club, McCartneys vow to establish a Museum 18 People celebrated as favorites for 2015 Related Items:junkanoo club, premier’s sales blitz, turquoise morning Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Jun 2015 – And this week on Turquoise Morning 24 Caribbean countries, seven US Cities and our 12,000 online followers are enjoying our shows featuring the Premier’s North American Sales & Investment Blitz. So far we have showcased what happened when Team Turks and Caicos Islands landed in Atlanta, Georgia and our two stops in Texas – Houston & Dallas. If you want to watch online anytime, subscribe to Magnetic Media TV on YouTube or follow us on your favorite social media… our next show features Chicago and to commemorate the late Right Excellent JAGS, takes viewers on an exclusive tour of the Junkanoo Club in Grand Turk; our cameras are said to be the first inside the historic site possibly ever… but definitely in recent history. Got to MagneticMediaTV.com… see it all for yourself. Recommended for you PDM leadership not changed; Junkanoo Club incident 40th anniversary on tonightlast_img read more

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Kids invited to Jam and Bread Camp

first_imgLearn to make homemade bread and freezer jam, and take home the proceeds to share, at one of Washington State University Clark County Extension’s upcoming Jam and Bread camps.Participants ages 9-12 will learn how to make freezer jam from fresh strawberries and yeast bread, which they can take home and bake.Classes are from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 23, or Saturday, July 9, at Bi-Zi Farms, 9504 N.E. 119th St., or 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 19, at Clark County’s Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St.The camp fee is $12, which includes supplies for the jam and bread and recipes to make more. To register, call 360-397-6060 ext. 5700 or in person at the Heritage Farm during business hours Tuesdays-Fridays.last_img

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BREAKING NEWS Woman Goes Missing In Wilmington Police Seek Publics Help UPDATE

first_imgUPDATE: Mrs. Pavone has been found safe.WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of 59-year-old Colleen Pavone. Mrs. Pavone was last seen on the afternoon on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Dunkin Donuts at 321 Main Street near Clark Street. Mrs. Pavone was traveling on foot.Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 978-658-5071.Mrs. Pavone is 5’3, 160 lbs with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a light pink winter trench coat and grey sweatpants.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Wilmington Police Ask For Public’s Help ID’ing Suspect In Package TheftIn “Police Log”Wilmington Police To Hold R.A.D. Refresher Course On October 9In “Police Log”UPDATE: Missing 11-Year-Old Wilmington Boy Found SafeIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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On final day of organized search no clues of missing hiker

first_imgIt’s been a week and a half since Joseph Balderas went missing in the foothills outside of Nome. Alaska State Troopers suspended their search for the 36-year-old man on Monday, but his family, friends, and even those that never knew Balderas continued on. KNOM’s Emily Russell joined a search team Tuesday.Listen nowMembers of the final day’s search crew reviewing a map of the area. (Photo by Emily Russell, KNOM – Nome)It takes nearly an hour to get to mile 44 on the Nome-Council Highway. That’s where Joseph Balderas’s truck has been parked since he was reported missing June 27. On a clear day you’d see the Bering Sea to your right and the mountains on your left, but today it’s raining.It’s day 9 of the search and the rain feels a reflection of the increasingly somber mood. Salina Hargis is Balderas’s sister. She flew in from her home in Hawaii and has been out searching everyday since Friday.“I mean, it’s hard, because you come out here and I don’t know if he’s hurt or where he is, if he’s cold, if he’s hungry, if he’s sick,” Hargis said. “We just don’t know.”Joseph Balderas was reported missing on June 27. (Photo courtesy of friends of Joseph Balderas)That’s been the most frustrating part for a lot of people—not knowing. What they do know is that Balderas talked about going running or fishing in the area. Hargis is quick to respond how she would describe her brother.“Adventurous,” Hargis said. “Very adventurous.”Elvio Sadun went to law school with Balderas at the University of Minnesota. He flew up from Los Angeles with two friends to join the search.“He was always adventuresome and outdoorsy. He’s from west Texas, but said that he had thought that maybe he would end up spending time in Alaska.”They’ve helped make up what many are calling the largest search and rescue effort Nome has seen in decades. Early on, the Coast Guard sent a Jayhawk helicopter from Kotzebue, which joined a Wildlife Trooper helicopter, as well as chartered and private fixed-wing planes.But the biggest wave of support has come from community members. Every day, dozens of locals fill up their trucks and ATVs with gas that costs five dollars a gallon. Sadun said they’ve tried it all.Searchers take a break in the middle of the day. (Photo by Emily Russell, KNOM – Nome)“We’ve had to form and then ultimately reject a lot of different narratives,” Sadun said. “I think each time we’re kind of optimistic, like, ‘Let’s recreate a run he might have done or let’s recreate a fishing excursion or a hike or whatever.’ And then each of these times we try that and exhaust it and then we have to come up with a different idea, different theory.”Today’s theory is one of desperation. The search group stuck to creeks and riverbeds, thinking that if Balderas is still alive, he’d try reach a water source. They walked north on the tundra above a creek and eventually turn back, walking through the water. There’s no sign of Balderas.The rain let up halfway through the day. Snacking on trail mix and bags of chips, people shed layers and hang them up to dry for a few minutes. The plan is to spend the last hour scanning the riverbed near his truck for a four-piece fishing rod he is thought to have taken with him.KNOM: “We’re out walking through a riverbed right now, just combing through it. I’ve got rubber boots on, but that doesn’t really quite help because they’ve filled with water walking through wet willows earlier toady. It’s a little eerie. We haven’t seen anything. You think he’s going to be around here somewhere, or at least his fishing pole, and you just don’t see anything.”The feeling of failure sinks in on the drive back to Nome. Balderas’s three law school friends are leaving on the evening flight, and one of them—Cyrus Jamnejad stared out the window in defeat.“As we have one hour before we fly out of here, it doesn’t feel good at all,” Jamnejad said. “It feels awful. And knowing that the family is going to still stay here and we didn’t find him like we had hoped we would, it’s terrible.”Balderas met a lot of people during the last year and a half he worked in Nome as a court clerk. Many of his friends in town showed up to search, but even people that never met Balderas came out day after day.Jamnejad said that’s what impressed him the most.“It’s been amazing how many people didn’t know him, but came out of a sense of kindness or responsibility or duty,” Jamnejad said. “One kid who heard that someone went trail running and was missing—he goes trail running and says, ‘That’s what you do for those people in that situation.’”Day 9 was the last day of organized search, but his friends and family said they’ll never stop searching on every run, every fishing trip, every hike through the mountains, because, they say, Joseph Balderas would have done the same.last_img read more

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Clear stretches across less populated areas hub of speed driving

first_imgKolkata: Straight stretches of national highways which pass through thinly populated areas have become the hotspots for a section of owners of high-end cars and motorbikes for “recreational speed driving” on Sundays. There are a section of people who flout norms even when Bengal has come up as one of the best states in checking road accidents and creating awareness among people with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s statewide campaign of Safe Drive Save Life. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsVivek Sahay, ADG (Traffic and Road Safety), said: “Many people have a wrong notion that there are no speed limits on expressways or highways. It is on that basis that they seek to justify speed driving. But it is not so. There are speed limits for all vehicles.”It may be mentioned that there is a group of people in and around Kolkata who have formed clubs and go out with their high-end expensive cars or two-wheelers for “recreational speed driving,” especially on Sundays. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThere are stretches on National Highway 2 which are straight and pass through thinly populated areas. The stretch mainly falls under the jurisdiction of Jamalpur, Memari, Burdwan and Galsi police stations and is straight where vehicles can be plied at high speed. Another such stretch is at Gurap in Hooghly.Concerned senior police officers have recently visited the spots in this connection. Interestingly, there are around 3,500 cars in Kolkata which cost more than Rs 90 lakh. Some of these cars cross 500 hp in power output and can easily cross 200 km per hour. Police maintain a vigil to avoid over-speeding of vehicles and the number of prosecution cases for the same has also gone up manifold compared to that of the past few years. It is not only the case of high-end vehicles but any vehicle that over speeds comes under the purview of prosecution. Last year only 75 speed cameras were installed in districts to check speeding and it resulted in a major drop in road accidents.last_img read more

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first_img McKesson Specialty Health announced today the launch of iKnowMed Generation 2, a powerful web-based electronic health record (EHR) developed in collaboration with oncologists. Drawing upon their daily clinical experiences, more than 200 physicians have come together to help create a system that advances the quality and efficiency of cancer care delivery.The new iKnowMed Generation 2 has met the criteria to participate in the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Lab to be held during the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill. from May 31 to June 4. ASCO is the world’s leading professional organization representing providers who care for people with cancer.“iKnowMed Generation 2 is delivered on a new platform with technological advancements and innovation that will drive quality patient care to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. We are excited and eager to demonstrate this at the ASCO EHR Lab,” said Asif Ahmad, senior vice president of Information and Technology Services and chief information officer for McKesson Specialty Health. “With the help of physicians, many of whom are affiliated with The US Oncology Network, we were able to marry technology with best-in-class, evidence-based clinical content to ensure that iKnowMed Generation 2 meets clinician needs and merges fluidly into daily practice workflow. Our goal is to keep our technology on the cutting-edge, not just for the next couple of years, but continuously.”Backed by the experience, resources and technology of McKesson Specialty Health, iKnowMed Generation 2 is designed to meet the unique needs of community-based cancer centers and to help physicians and their staff deliver high-quality care while improving patient safety and optimizing practice workflow. This technology platform will help practices deliver an integrated experience for patients and their care team while supporting their demonstration of Meaningful Use.iKnowMed Generation 2 is brought to you by the same team that has delivered the highest-ranked EHR for oncologists and hematologists according to the 2012 and 2013 Black Book Rankings. Building on the proven strengths of iKnowMed, the new platform is ONC-ATCB 2011 Certified as a Complete EHR, Surescripts Certified, HL7 Compliant and is fully integrated with both the Lynx Mobile® inventory management system and My Care Plus patient portal. It is available from any web-enabled device, is optimized for mobile access via tablet or smart phone and allows the sharing of information between all oncology specialties including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons. Additionally, iKnowMed Generation 2 includes features such as detailed cancer diagnosis and staging content; an extensive, up-to-date cancer regimen library; flexible documentation options; e-prescribing; automated charge capture functionality and auto-sharing of clinical notes.“What’s most impressive to me is the on-going collaboration McKesson Specialty Health has with physicians,” said Mark Sitarik, M.D., medical oncologist with Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, medical director of Medical Information for McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network, and chairman of the Physician Advisory Board that helped guide the development of iKnowMed Generation 2. “Oncology is unique. We, as oncologists, need technology that is tailored to us. Since iKnowMed Generation 2 was developed with our input, it is able to meet our needs in ways other systems cannot. Its regimen support, diagnosis-specific chemotherapy protocols and charge capture functionality are just a few of the features I consider invaluable as an oncologist.”Oncologists attending the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting will be able to see these functionalities firsthand at the ASCO EHR Lab, an event for oncology professionals to research EHR technology and collaborate with leaders in the field of EHR development. The EHR Vendor Lab is a live, in-person resource allowing organizations such as McKesson Specialty Health to show their EHR’s ability to perform clinical decision support, chemotherapy ordering, and care coordination.“Our goal is to employ innovative technology to advance patient care,” said Ahmad. “This is the key to helping physicians provide high-quality, evidence-based, cost-effective patient care. McKesson Specialty Health leads technical innovation in several ways: meaningful content, a sturdy infrastructure, mobility, the latest interoperability standards and unmatched regimen support tools that will help physicians provide and measure value-based patient care as well as boost financial performance.”For more information: www.mckessonspecialtyhealth.com/iKnowMed Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Machine Learning Concerns Discussed at RSNAAAPM Symposium

first_img 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 Related Content For more information from RSNA 2017 — Key RSNA 2017 Study Presentations, Trends and Video News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Deep learning, artificial intelligence in radiology was the prime topic of discussion at the RSNA/AAPM symposium at RSNA 2017.When considering potential topics for the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)/American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Symposium, there was no question that it should address the growing excitement and concern surrounding artificial intelligence (AI).One of the organizers, Paul E. Kinahan, Ph.D., vice chair of radiology research and head of the Imaging Research Laboratory at the University of Washington, Seattle, was interested in probing the convergence of radiology and AI and addressing some of the fears radiologists have voiced about the rapid growth of the technology. Many are wondering: will AI eventually render radiologists’ jobs superfluous and unnecessary?“The answer to that question is clearly ‘no’,” said Kinahan. “On the other hand, aspects of artificial intelligence or deep learning or machine learning (ML) will certainly help elevate the productivity and accuracy of radiology.”While there is often confusion over the terms, Kinahan said AI is essentially the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers, while ML refers to the algorithm or method used in AI. Deep learning is an area of ML research with the objective of moving ML closer to AI.Kinahan moderated this year’s symposium, “Machine Learning in Radiology: Why and How?” was held Nov. 28 at RSNA 2017. Presenters are Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, vice chair of radiology and director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, and Antonio Criminisi, PhD, a principal researcher at Microsoft in the United Kingdom.One issue Kinahan focused on during this year’s symposium was how AI fits into the whole big data question. “There’s lot of room for applying AI and machine learning methods to medical images themselves, but we would really like to see how we are able to integrate with the other data such as electronic medical records (EMRs) or pathology data for example,” he explained.That type of integration is not without obstacles.“We are deeply siloed into our own big data components, and radiology is one of the biggest,” Kinahan said. “How these big pockets of data get connected will almost certainly rely on assistance from artificial intelligence.”While healthcare has been quick to adapt new technologies overall, that’s not the case with AI and ML, Dr. Dreyer said. “Healthcare has been late to the market in this area.”Of course, incorporating AI or ML is easier said than done and presents a number of challenges — many of which Dr. Dreyer plans to discuss during his presentation, “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence.”“It starts with raw data and constructing that information into data sets, applying the correct AI algorithms, creating models, testing inference engines that are created and validating them,” said Keith J. Dreyer, DO, Ph.D., FACR, chief data science officer, departments of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Then we must translate them into clinical practice, go through regulatory approval followed by productization and commercialization.”“Right now, we can count on one hand the number of AI medical imaging solutions that have made it through the FDA,” Dreyer explained. “And even fewer are in clinical practice, primarily because of the challenges involved.”Antonio Criminisi, Ph.D., Microsoft’s principal researcher for AI, spoke about one of those solutions during his presentation, “Assistive AI for Cancer Treatment.” Quantifying the extent and size of a tumor such as a glioblastoma can be difficult, imprecise and time consuming, Criminisi said. But Microsoft’s InnerEye research project uses state of the art ML techniques to automatically detect, segment and measure both healthy tissue and anomalies, among other functions.“AI-powered software tools like InnerEye will significantly reduce the time radiation oncologists need for radiotherapy planning,” Criminisi said.The tool will also help radiologists track and measure the progression of cancer and other diseases and help surgeons plan complex surgeries, he added.“This is the fruit of a decade-long research project that is now being translated into a practical and impactful software tool,” he said. “The aim is to increase the productivity of expert practitioners such as oncologists, radiologists and surgeons, while at the same time reducing costs for healthcare providers.”Take an indepth view into AI products being shown on the show floor at RSNA 2017 in the VIDEO “Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2017.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Feature | RSNA 2017 | January 29, 2018 Machine Learning Concerns Discussed at RSNA/AAPM Symposium The symposium at RSNA 2017 discussed concerns over artificial intelligence Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read morelast_img read more

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