Carles Puyol Says Cristiano Ronaldo One of the Best Players But

Rabat – Debates on who serves football spectators best will last forever. Barcelona’s central defender,  Carles Puyol , has labelled Real Madrid’s key forward, Cristiano Ronaldo “one of the greatest footballers in history.” He still believes, however, that Lionel Messi remains the best.The retired footballer told reporters on Tuesday at Under-17 World Cup event in India that Messi is better than Ronaldo. He added that Barcelona’s key forward, Leo is always improving his skills and that his passion for the game always keeps him consistent.Puyol, 39, retired in 2014 after a brilliant career with Barcelona and Spain. The former international footballer added that he will be more happy for his former team-mate Messi if he wins something with his national club, Argentina, in the future.Cristiano Ronaldo has won four Ballon d’Or awards. Barcelona’s Leo, however, hBallonas won five. Who will win the Ballon d’Or in 2017? This is a question for the future. read more

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IAEA calls for tougher precautions against terrorist dirty bomb

“High-risk radioactive sources that are not under secure and regulated control, including so-called ‘orphan’ sources, raise serious security and safety concerns,” the International Conference on Security of Radioactive Sources said at the conclusion of a three-day meeting in Vienna. “Effective national infrastructures for the safe and secure management of vulnerable and dangerous radioactive sources are essential for ensuring the long-term security and control of such sources.”Orphaned sources are those that, due to loss, theft, or abandonment, have fallen outside official regulatory control. In some countries, regulatory control of radioactive sources, used extensively in medicine and industry, remains weak, IAEA said. Global fears that terrorists could use radioactive sources to make radiological dispersal devices, or so-called dirty bombs, escalated after the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.To effectively deal with the threat the conference called for new international initiatives aimed at facilitating the location, recovery and securing of high-risk radioactive sources throughout the world, under IAEA aegis. Key recommendations included stronger measures to detect, interdict and respond to illicit trafficking in such sources and concerted efforts by all states and the IAEA to enhance current national and international arrangements to respond proactively to the possible malevolent use of such materials.More than 700 delegates from over 120 countries and global law enforcement agencies attended the conference, which was co-sponsored by the Russian Federation and the United States in co-operation with the European Commission (EC), the European Police Office (EUROPOL), the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO-Interpol) and the World Customs Organization (WCO). read more

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Senior UN adviser on Africa says peace remains the main challenge for

Presenting a mixed report card on African development over the past five years, the top United Nations adviser on the continent warned today that the challenge for all Africans is to put in place the conditions for lasting peace or risk all the progress made in infrastructure, education, health and other areas under the region’s common development strategy coming to nothing.The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) was adopted by the continent’s leaders five years ago, Legwaila Joseph Legwaila, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Adviser on Africa, told reporters, emphasizing that it was an “African initiative” that lays out an agreed vision of social and economic development.“Unless there is peace on the continent, of course, all the projects under NEPAD will come to nought and therefore the struggle followed by the Africans is to make sure that we can create conditions on the continent for peace to prevail and of course if peace prevails, development will flourish,” said Mr. Legwaila.He acknowledged that people were often sceptical as to whether peace was advancing in Africa, but picked out several countries, including Liberia and Sierra Leone, as showing the way forward although at the same time acknowledging that they needed support.“Progress has been made although people sometimes are confused by the fact that most of the peacekeeping forces by the United Nations are in Africa because most of the conflict is located in Africa.”“People think that there is no progress. There is progress. Burundi – the peace process there was successful, although there are some little difficulties… and then of course we have Liberia, Sierra Leone. These are countries which were helped by the United Nations to end conflict.”Earlier in the day, the General Assembly began debating Mr. Annan’s latest report on NEPAD and international support for the strategy, with its President, Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain, similarly acknowledging progress had been made on the continent but also calling for more to be done.“It is encouraging to note that the report recognized progress in the key priority areas of NEPAD ranging from infrastructure to information and communication technologies, to education and health, environment, agriculture, science and technology, gender mainstreaming and the African Peer Review Mechanism,” she told the Assembly.“The report reflects the recognition of the progress made since last year, but also underlines the importance of undertaking policy measures to accelerate its implementation.”Also on Africa, the Assembly started debate today on Mr. Annan’s report on the causes and prevention of conflict on the continent, which notes that, while steady progress is being made in preventing strife, “increased and concerted action is needed to prevent simmering crises from escalating and to ensure that the hard-won peace in countries emerging from conflict becomes irreversible.”The gathering of 192 Member States also discussed the decade of rolling back malaria in developing countries initiative – particularly in Africa, with Sheikha Haya quoting World Health Organization (WHO) figures to the Assembly showing that the disease continues to threaten the lives of at least three billion people in 107 countries and territories. read more

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Mediterranean death toll in 2016 worst we have seen – UN refugee

“From one death for every 269 arrivals last year, in 2016 the likelihood of dying has spiralled to one in 88,” William Spindler, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told journalists at the regular news briefing at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG).“On the Central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italy the likelihood of dying is even higher, at one death for every 47 arrivals,” he added.The grim ratio for this route has worsened by more than 5.7-times.“This is the worst we have seen,” expressed the UNHCR spokesperson.According to the agency, at least 3,740 lives are reported lost between January and October 2016 – just short of the 3,771 deaths reported for the whole of 2015. This high loss of life comes despite a large overall fall this year in the number of people seeking to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.Last year at least 1,015,078 people made the crossing. This year so far, crossings stand at 327,800. “About half those who have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year have travelled from North Africa to Italy – a known more perilous route,” said Mr. Spindler explaining one of the causes behind the rise.He further said that other causes include people smugglers using lower-quality “vessels” – no more than flimsy inflatable rafts that often do not last the journey; and the changing tactics of smugglers, with mass embarkations of thousands of people at a time. Such changes could be used to lower detecting risks but also make the work of rescuers much more difficult, according to UNHCR. Against this bleak backdrop, the UN agency urged all countries to do more, calling for, among others, greater and urgent attention to means such as enhanced resettlement and humanitarian admissions, family reunification, private sponsorship, and humanitarian, student and work visas for refugees. UNHCR official also underscored that the high death rate is a reminder of the importance of continuing and robust search and rescue capacities – without which the fatality rates would almost certainly be higher. read more

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Asthma drug can half chance of suffering severe attack

first_imgChildren who were small in the womb are more likely to be asthmatic a second study showed  These findings suggest that antenatal factors contribute to life-long respiratory wellbeingDr Stephen Turner Patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma have very few treatment options once they are already taking high-dose inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists The drug is an antibody – a special protein in the immune system which latches on to foreign invaders, flagging them up to garbage-disposal cells. In this case, the antibody targets the rogue immune cells, called eosinophils, which trigger asthma attacks.“Patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma have very few treatment options once they are already taking high-dose inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists,” said Professor Eugene Bleecker, Centre for Genomics and Personalised Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, who led one of the trials.“Benralizumab depletes eosinophils directly, and our studies show that eosinophil counts were nearly completely depleted by week four of treatment.”Prof  Mark FitzGerald, of the University of British Columbia, in Canada, who led the second trial added: “Additional therapeutic options to control severe asthma are urgently neededThe findings are published in The Lancet medical journal and were presented at the European Respiratory Society’s annual meeting in London. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “We hope that our findings can aid clinicians identifying asthma risks in different individuals. By understanding which individuals are at risk of developing more severe asthma, we can encourage lifestyle changes that can help reduce this risk.”A third study by the University of Aberdeen found that babies who were small in the womb were also more likely to develop asthma in childhood.“These findings suggest that antenatal factors contribute to life-long respiratory wellbeing,” said Dr Stephen Turner,  of the University of Aberdeen.“Ultimately, any intervention is going to boil down to mothers not smoking or drinking, having a balanced diet and taking regular exercise – but this is good incentive for a healthy maternal lifestyle.”Dr Erika Kennington, Asthma UK’s Head of Research, said: “Research like this is starting to show that experiences in childhood could have an impact on your asthma in later life, but there is still so much about this we don’t yet know.“Greater investment in research is needed to discover why some people develop asthma while others don’t so we can help them to reduce that risk.”  The meeting also heard how maintaining a healthy weight as a child can prevent asthma as an adult.Scientists in Denmark compared the Body Mass Index scores of 300,000 schoolchildren aged between seven and 13 to see if it had an impact on asthma when they became adults.They found that being overweight increased the chance of a woman being admitted to hospital for a severe asthma attack by 39 per cent. In contrast, for men being underweight was the biggest risk factor, raising the chance of a hospital admission by 25 per cent.Professor Charlotte Suppli Ulrik, lead author from the Hvidovre Hospital and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, said: “Our findings present an intriguing look at the differences we see between men and women when we identify predictors of asthma among children.“This could be due to a range of factors including levels of physical activity, lung mechanics and different environmental factors. Children who were small in the womb are more likely to be asthmatic a second study showed  A new asthma drug which can half  the chance of suffering a severe attack could prevent hundreds of deaths a year.Monthly injections of benralizumab were found to reduce episodes of serious shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness by up to 51 per cent.Approximately quarter of a million people in Britain suffer from severe asthma and every 10 seconds someone suffers a serious attack. Around 1,200 people a year die from the condition.But two trials on more than 2,500 patients showed that the benralizumab could offer new hope for people whose asthma can no longer be controlled by steroid inhalers and other drugs.last_img read more

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Mens EHF EURO 2018 Norway with France – Serbs with host in

← Previous Story Poland gets wild card for Germany 2017 Next Story → Four teams for three spots in Germany 2017 Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D Assisting with the draw were the top players: Igor Vori (Croatia), Kristian Sæverås (Norway), Gergely Harsányi (Hungary) and Gašper Marguč (Slovenia).Main round venuesFollowing the preliminary round, the main round will be played in Zagreb and Varazdin.The three best ranked teams from Group A and Group B will continue in the main round group in Zagreb, while the top three teams from Group C and Group D each will play in the main round group in Varazdin.The venue for the final weekend is the Arena Zagreb in the nation’s capital. SerbiaNorwayMontenegroCzech Republic IcelandAustriaSloveniaHungary SplitPorecZagrebVarazdin SwedenBelarusFYR MacedoniaDenmark CroatiaFranceGermanySpain The draw for the Preliminary  Round at Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia was held in Zagreb last night. Here are the groups. read more

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Jonas Truchanovicius Dreams come true We are the champions

The first Lithuanian player ever to win the VELUX EHF Champions League and the most dangerous secret weapon of Patrice Canayer – Jonas Truchanovicius was delighted in the mix zone of the Lanxess Arena, after fantastic final match in which his Montpellier Handball beat HBC Nantes 32:26 (17:14) for the second EHF CL title in the history of club (first in 2003). ← Previous Story Montpellier Handball are new EHF CL winners! Next Story → SYMBOL OF PERSISTANCE: Patrice Canayer wins it again – 40th trophy in 24 years!

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Ireland provides €50k to Balkans after worst flooding in living memory

first_imgIRELAND IS PROVIDING €50,000 worth of humanitarian assistance to organisations working to restore normality in the Balkans following cataclysmic floods.The death toll rose by six to 57 on Friday as people returned home to salvage what belongings they could amid a huge clean-up operation.The task facing the thousands of rescue workers, volunteers and soldiers is immense, with dozens of towns and villages devastated by the region’s worst natural disaster in living memory.Vast areas still remain under water, and tens of thousands of the nearly 150,000 people evacuated in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia — the biggest exodus since the wars of the 1990s — were stuck in shelters.Plastered with mudIn many areas, homes, schools, shops and roads were plastered with mud and littered with everything from bashed-up cars to bloated dead cows. Health officials were spraying disinfectant to prevent disease.Ireland has stepped in to do what it can and is providing funding intended to be use to provide psychological support and counselling services to children affected by the floods, and also for vaccines.The funding will be provided to World Vision Ireland to support their work in Bosnia and Herzegovina.“The funding will be used to provide psychological support and counselling services to children affected by the floods and to purchase vaccines to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases,” Minister Costello said in a statement.He added that ‘essential relief items’ could be provided to the region if humanitarian organisations request such assistance.last_img read more

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Geek deals 289 off this Core i7powered Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition

first_imgThe average laptop in the sub-$1000 range still lacks a few things that make using a PC more efficient and pleasant: large screen size, high resolution display, and extensive port selection. Getting this combination of features that make a laptop truly a desktop replacement has required an unacceptably bulky design or an unacceptably high price tag.Our Geek deal of the day is able to solve both of those problems and meet even the most demanding user’s needs for years to come. Dell’s Inspiron 15R Special Edition was introduced back in May, along with Intel’s 3rd generation “Ivy Bridge” processor platform.Dubbed the “Special Edition,” this lineup gets a series of features that make this machine stand out. All models come with the quad-core 3rd gen Core i7 processor, a Full HD 1080p screen, backlit keyboard, and a “Stealth Black” anodized aluminum chassis.The little features are similarly decked out, offering four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, 8-in-1 card reader, HD webcam, and more. The model featured in our deal comes very well configured with 8GB of RAM and a rare 7500rpm 750GB hard drive.We were able to find a rare $150 coupon for this well-loaded model, which stacks with $139 instant savings for the lowest price we’ve seen yet on this system: $849.99 with free shipping.Click here to get this deal from Dell. Apply coupon code QH3XW509GT$BBL for total $289 instant savings. This deal expires October 1 or sooner.last_img read more

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Renewed appeal after hitandrun that killed 67yearold Alister Hines

first_img Short URL Image: Niall Carson/PA 9,016 Views Friday 29 Jun 2018, 12:48 PM GARDAÍ IN MALLOW, Co Cork, have renewed their appeal for information about a hit-and-run that killed a 67-year-old man.Alister Hines’ body was discovered on the road side at Ballybane in Liscarroll shortly before 9.30am on 17 June. His funeral service will take place this afternoon in Ringaskiddy.No arrests have been made in this investigation.Inspector Brian Goulding said he wanted to thank members of the public who provided information to date and again appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.“We are particularly appealing to motorists who travelled on the road from Castlecor to John’s Bridge on the morning of the incident between 1am and 9.30am to come forward,” he said.Anyone with information is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111, or any garda station. Share17 Tweet Email Renewed appeal after hit-and-run that killed 67-year-old Alister Hines The victim’s funeral will take place this afternoon. Jun 29th 2018, 12:48 PM By Michelle Hennessy Image: Niall Carson/PA http://jrnl.ie/4099160 7 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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The World Soy Foundation Releases 2014 Fall Update

first_imgThe World Soy Foundation (WSF) released the 2014 Fall Update this week. These program updates, typically provided bi-annually, outline some of the exciting work that WSF is doing around the world.This most recent update includes stories from Honduras, Guatemala and some big news stories happening for WSF. Did you know the WSF expanded program areas? Have you heard about the success of our “Youth We Feed Can Lead” project? This newsletter is jam packed with these stories and more about how your support is changing lives by reducing malnutrition through the power of soy!You may also note the change to the list of our Board of Trustees, particularly the Executive Committee list, as well as some new videos to check out on the WSF YouTube page!Do you want to be one of the many people to receive this newsletter, along with other important WSF updates, right to your email inbox and be one of the first people to see these stories and videos? Be sure to sign up HERE and get on our mailing list!last_img read more

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MiamiDade commissioner recovering from heart attack

first_imgThank you to everyone for their well wish for my Father @JoeMartinez4026 https://t.co/0Aubnx1grD— Analeen Martinez (@Amartinez622) May 5, 2017Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida politician is recovering from a heart attack, early Friday morning.The Miami Herald reported that Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Martinez is now stable after suffering a heart attack.His daughter, Analeen Martinez, has since told reporters that the commissioners is, “good and talking.”She also posted a thank you on social media for those supporting her family.last_img

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Time Inc Announces Layoffs Restructuring

first_imgDramatic changes continue for Time Inc. as it prepares for an IPO in the second quarter of this year.In an internal memo this morning, CEO Joe Ripp announced that the company is cutting jobs and eliminating its current brand grouping structure. The changes also come with a shakeup to its executive leadership team.”We need to dissolve the complex matrixed organization created several years ago, remove layers that slow us down and free up investment dollars to deploy in growth areas,” he says. Time Inc. wouldn’t say how many of its 7,800 employees would be affected, though the NY Post reports as many as 500 staffers could be laid off (similar to the number that were let go in last year’s layoffs); AdAge put the number lower. News will be delivered “as early as today.”Ripp specifies that “a number of redundant positions” within the recently-acquired American Express Publishing Group will be eliminated however as the group is fully integrated into Time Inc. Earlier this week, Skift reported that one of those titles, Executive Travel, is being shut down.Among several executive changes, the Amex group’s CEO, Ed Kelly, will be leaving next month, Ripp says. David Geithner, EVP and group president of the Style & Entertainment Group, is also out.Group RestructuringGeithner’s dismissal is seemingly tied to a restructuring of the company’s portfolio.The three operating clusters—Style & Entertainment, Lifestyle and News & Sports—are being combined into a single group under the leadership of Evelyn Webster and Todd Larsen. Webster and Larsen had previously headed the Lifestyle and News & Sports groups, respectively. Properties under Geithner’s management will be split between them, with People—accounting for nearly 20 percent of the company’s total revenue—falling under Larsen’s purview.See also: What’s Really Changed at Time Inc.? “A single Time Inc. portfolio will give us more operational flexibility, speed decision-making and spur the development of new cross-brand products and revenue streams to help stabilize and grow our top-line revenues,” Ripp says.Mark Ford was also named EVP of advertising sales as part of the changes, a promotion from his position as EVP and president of the company’s sports group. Ford will oversee Time Inc.’s branded solutions, content solutions and targeted media divisions.Ripp also confirmed an earlier report from Bloomberg that the company was looking into leaving the Time & Life building.”We’re exploring our real estate options,” he says.Read the full memo below: February 4, 2014To: Time Inc. ColleaguesFrom: Joe RippRe: Moving ForwardSince I returned to Time Inc. in September, we have made a lot of progress. We have built a seasoned executive team that has been working with many of you on ways we can stabilize revenues and redirect our spending for the future. We are launching initiatives to grow our digital scale and revenue, to generate new revenue streams and to enhance our core print business. We have a direction and I am confident we will be positioned to succeed when we become a stand-alone public company.Part of positioning ourselves for transformation means we must also make some substantive and sometimes painful changes to the way we operate and approach our business. We need to dissolve the complex matrixed organization created several years ago, remove layers that slow us down and free up investment dollars to deploy in growth areas.Today, we are beginning a restructuring process that will move us in the right direction by: eliminating our three brand operating clusters; streamlining decision-making across the entire organization; and completing the integration of American Express Publishing.With the dissolution of our clusters, our U.S. brands will be consolidated into a single portfolio under two executives, Evelyn Webster and Todd Larsen, who will work in partnership to manage our assets. A single Time Inc. portfolio will give us more operational flexibility, speed decision-making and spur the development of new cross-brand products and revenue streams to help stabilize and grow our top-line revenues. David Geithner will be leaving the company with the implementation of the new structure. I want to thank him for his 21 years of service to Time Inc. and his contributions to so many of our brands including PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle. His business acumen and focus on growth has helped position these brands for continued market success.Since we have an extensive collection of brands, Evelyn and Todd will each supervise a number of them while collaborating across the business. Evelyn will manage All You, Black Ink, Cooking Light, Coastal Living, Departures, Essence, Food & Wine, Health, InStyle, People StyleWatch, People en Español, Real Simple, Southern Living, Sunset, This Old House, Travel + Leisure, and IPC. Todd will manage PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, FORTUNE, CNNMoney, Money, Golf, SI for Kids, TIME for Kids and GEx in Mexico.Evelyn and Todd both have deep operational experience. Evelyn served as CEO of IPC in London before moving to New York to run the Lifestyle titles. Todd served as President of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal before joining Time Inc. They will work closely with the entire executive team to make sure we’re optimizing our business.I am also happy to share that Mark Ford will be joining my executive team as Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales. He is an outstanding sales leader who is highly respected in the advertising community. In his new role, Mark will oversee our corporate Branded Solutions team, Time Inc. Content Solutions and MNI Targeted Media. He will also collaborate with publishers and the broader sales organization to develop new advertising offerings for our clients. As we look for ways to better leverage our data, Mark will also work with our new Chief Technology Officer and the new Chief Data Officer we are currently recruiting, to enhance our data products. In addition, he will lead the development of our approach to new forms of advertising and ensure the Time Inc. voice is more prominent in the marketplace.As part of our efforts to reengineer the business, a number of our colleagues from around the entire company will be leaving Time Inc. We will begin conversations with those affected as early as today and we are committed to treating them with respect and supporting them through this process.As we move to integrate the brands of American Express Publishing into our portfolio, we will be eliminating a number of redundant positions and moving the team into the Time & Life Building. I want to take the opportunity to recognize Ed Kelly, who has had an incredible run as CEO of American Express Publishing for 25 years. He will be leaving us next month and we wish him all the best.It is always difficult when we see colleagues leaving the company. Unfortunately, as we have been doing over the last several years, we must continue to right-size the organization consistent with our current revenues. We will constantly readjust and recalibrate as we build our future. As I have frequently said in conversations with many of you, we can continue the recent pattern of annual layoffs for years to come or we can get ahead of and then reverse this trend by developing the investment capital and the ideas to restore our business. We’ve done a lot of work over the past five months to ensure we are spending every dollar we earn on areas that are either necessary to support the current business or to invest in our future. We will be undertaking projects in the near term to drive greater operational efficiencies and we’re exploring our real estate options to find a workspace that allows us to operate more efficiently with a greater sense of community. When we enter the public markets in a few short months, our success will depend on how investors view the momentum we are generating at the new Time Inc. We will be judged on our ability to leverage our entire portfolio, to innovate, to make smart investments and to create exciting opportunities for our advertising partners across our company. The performance of print and individual brands will always be important, but Wall Street’s focus will be on the performance of Time Inc. and on our ability to grow beyond print, embracing new technologies, new products, new markets, and new customers. Every employee in the organization needs to be fully invested in the performance of the company. There is a lot of great work going on around Time Inc. We remain the number one publishing company in the world by every conceivable metric-and we gained share in 2013. Our strength in publishing provides a great foundation on which to build, and I already see great examples of innovation, entrepreneurship, and bottom-up thinking. On Thursday, I will be meeting with our senior leadership in a Quarterly Management Meeting to discuss priorities for the next several months and I will speak directly to as many of you as possible in a series of town hall meetings later this month.We have a lot to do. But we will do it together. We are creating the new Time Inc. whose best days are yet to come.Joelast_img read more

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5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday May 4 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, May 4, 2019:#1) Annual Town MeetingWilmington’s Annual Town Meeting take place at 10:30am in the Joanne Benton Memorial Auditorium at Wilmington High School. The warrant can be found here HERE. The Town Moderator’s message can be read HERE. There’s nothing really driving headlines like last year (remember the proposed Sciarappa Farm redevelopment?), but read the Lowell Sun’s Town Meeting preview and try to get excited: HERE. And, for a little fun, get your Town Meeting Bingo card ready! Wilmington Apple will be live-tweeting the meeting HERE.#2) Car Show At K1 SpeedK1 Speed (40 Fordham Road) is hosting a Car Show from noon to 6pm. Activities include car show, car meet, music, food trucks, car limbo, raffles, vendors, and more! Learn more HERE.#3) Drop-In Baby Story TimeThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a drop-in story time for babies at 9:30am. Babies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 months.#4) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#5) Town Yard Waste Center OpenThe Wilmington Yardwaste Center on Old Main Street will be open from 9am to 3pm for the drop-off of leaves and brush. Residents will need to purchase a punch-card for $15 in order to enter the yardwaste center. Punch-cards will be available for purchase through the Collector’s Office at Town Hall and will allow up to 5 vehicle trips to the yardwaste center per card. NO GRASS CLIPPINGS OR STUMPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial vehicles will not be allowed. Make sure to bring photo identification to show you are a Wilmington resident.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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, September 9, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, September 7In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Health Minister inspects Eluru Government Hospital

first_imgEluru: Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister Alla Nani warned officials of serious action if he notices any corrupt practices in government hospitals. During surprise inspection of Eluru Government Hospital on Friday, Nani enquired the patients about their health and conditions in hospital. He tried to know from patients about the problems confronted by them. Also Read – Fit India rally held in Vijayawada Advertise With Us Referring to allegations of corruption in hospital by a few TV channels, Nani said that the government ordered probe into the same. He condemned corrupt practices when the patients suffering from diseases. Some corrupt elements have been bringing bad name to government by fleecing the patients. If any hospital is suffering from corruption ailment, the government have its own remedies to root out the corrupt, he warned. Also Read – PV Sindhu visits Tirumala temple Advertise With Us Stating that the government had equipped Eluru Government Hospital with modern facilities, the Health Minister said that sending patients out to get X-ray and scanning will not be tolerated. The Minister also inspected sanitation in the hospital and verified the condition of toilets personally. Medical and Health principal secretary Jawahar Reddy, Medical and health commissioner Durgaprasad, Collector R Muthyala Raju accompanied him during one-hour-long surprise inspection of the hospital.last_img read more

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Parliamentary polls process to begin in Oct

first_imgAKM Nurul Huda Chief election commissioner (CEC) AKM Nurul Huda on Monday said that the process for holding the 11th parliamentary election will start in October this year, reports UNB.”All the political parties will participate in the upcoming national polls,” hoped the CEC while responding to the newsmen at the circuit house in Satkhira around 11:00am.He said that the election may be held in December this year or January in 2019.Mentioning that there is no scope for using EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) in the coming national election, the CEC said that following some administrative complexities and river erosion, the demarcation work in several constituencies is underway. However, it will not affect the election, he said.While replying to a question on BNP’s proposal about “supporting government” to uphold the next general election, he said it is a political matter and the government will take decision over the issue.Later, the CEC visited the district election office.last_img read more

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Holidaymakers suffering due to mismanagement BNP

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoBNP on Saturday alleged that Eid holidaymakers are going through immense sufferings on their way home due to the “mismanagement” of the government authorities, reports UNB.”There’re long tailbacks on the highways near the ferry terminals, including Dhaka-Aricha one. Trains are packed and their roofs are overcrowded as the government didn’t take proper steps to ensure the smooth journey of home-goers,” said party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.He further said, “Trains schedules are collapsing while vehicles cannot ply smoothly for the poor condition of roads and mismanagement. People are suffering due to the government’s mismanagement.”The BNP leader came up with the allegation while distributing leaflets of their party in the city’s Gulshan area to create awareness among people about dengue.He criticised the government for its failure to maintain train schedules as passengers have to wait for long hours at Kamalapur Railway Station. “Why people are being forced to wait 12 hours to catch their trains when the government always talks about development?”Rizvi also came down hard on the government for its failure to control the dengue outbreak. “They’re spraying ineffective insecticide to kill mosquitos. It’s the medicine to keep mosquito asleep for a while. When the mosquitos wake up after five minutes, they again bite people.”He said people want to know who plundered crores of taka in the name of importing mosquito-killing insecticide from abroad.The BNP leader said the government has kept their chairperson Khaleda Zia and many opposition leaders and activists in jail by obliterating justice and the rule of law.He urged people to get ready for waging a movement to free Khaleda Zia from jail and restore democracy in the country.last_img read more

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WATCH Disoriented MMA fighter mistakenly choked out referee after getting KOd

first_imgBeing a ref is a thankless job. In MMA it’s dangerous, too.For one MMA ref in a lower tier match in Grand Rapids, Michigan, things got scary when he was choked out by a disoriented fighter who mistook him for his opponent after getting KO’d in the opening seconds of the match.The confused fighter was eventually pulled off the zebra, but not before he violently choked the hell out of him in his semi-conscious state. It’s not often you take two L’s in one match, but this guy managed to do it.Check out the crazy video:h/t starsandstrikesmmalast_img

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Infinitt Highlights DoseM Radiation Dose Tracking Software at RSNA 2016

first_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more October 27, 2016 — Infinitt DoseM radiation dose tracking software provides web-based dose data collection, tracking and analytics. It captures, analyzes and archives radiation dose data from multiple modalities, and helps users find the right balance between dose quantity and image quality.DoseM features include:Supports multiple sources for diverse data acquisition support;Collects data using a wide variety of protocols and data formats;Passes dose data to electronic medical records (EMR), radiology information systems (RIS), hospital information systems (HIS) or other information systems;Provides direct integration to the American College of Radiology’s (ACR’s) Dose Index Registry (DIR), which provides benchmarks for objective assessment of a facility’s performance; andEligible professionals can use DoseM as a tool to meet Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements.For more information: www.infinittna.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2019 Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical’s Safety FiRsT Grant Program The ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical Systems are now accepting applications for the 2019 Safety FiRsT grant program,… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | October 27, 2016 Infinitt Highlights DoseM Radiation Dose Tracking Software at RSNA 2016 Web-based dose data collection, tracking and analytics system helps streamline workflow, benchmarking and CMS compliance Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more Related Content News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… 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.last_img read more

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UK publicist Max Clifford arrested in sex case

first_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Top Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security system Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Police did not identify Clifford, as is customary, but said that a man in his 60s was arrested Thursday morning in Surrey, south of London, on suspicion of sexual offenses and is being questioned at a central London police station.Clifford, 69, is Britain’s best-known PR guru, a man with an uncanny ability to either place stories in newspapers _ or keep them out.His clients include entertainment mogul Simon Cowell, former Harrod’s owner Mohamed al-Fayed and the late reality star Jade Goody, but they also include dozens of ordinary people who found themselves at the vortex of the news and who sought to sell their stories to the press.For years, the affable, well-dressed, white-haired Clifford has been the “go-to” guy for celebrities and others seeking help with public relations fiascos. He is also frequently quoted in the press offering advice on celebrity damage control and marketing strategies.Police said the arrest was part of an investigation called Operation Yewtree, a wide-ranging inquiry into alleged sexual offenses committed by Savile and others. Savile was a BBC entertainer who has in recent months been accused of serial sexual abuse of underage girls. He died last year without having been charged with any offenses. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Associated PressLONDON (AP) – British police Thursday arrested prominent publicist Max Clifford in connection to the broad investigation into child sex abuse spurred by the Jimmy Savile case.Clifford’s lawyer, Charlotte Harris, confirmed the early morning arrest.“Max Clifford is being interviewed by police,” she said in a statement. “Mr. Clifford will assist the police as best he can with their inquiries. When we are in a position to provide further information, we will.” Comments   Share   Police have said there may be several hundred abuse victims.The Savile allegations have caused a major embarrassment for his employer, the BBC, which has been accused of failing to report on investigations into Savile’s alleged crimes.Four others have been arrested in the investigation of the alleged abuse. None has been charged.British media have identified the suspects as including comedian Freddie Starr and former glam rock star Gary Glitter.Clifford told the Associated Press in October that he was receiving calls from many celebrities and entertainers worried they would be caught up in the widening Savile investigation.“They’re phoning me and saying, `Max, I’m worried that I’m going to be implicated.’ A lot of them can’t remember what they did last week, never mind 30 or 40 years ago,” he said.Clifford did not answer calls placed to his mobile phone.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img
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