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first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “Something is changing,” Sarri said. “At the moment I am not able to see the reason but I have to work for this because my target is to play my football, not to change (to) another football because at the moment we are playing another football.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIt was Chelsea’s third consecutive away loss in the league, following a 2-0 collapse at Arsenal and 4-0 humiliation against Bournemouth.And Sarri completing his first season in charge is now far from certain. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his side’s fifth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)MANCHESTER, England — Chelsea was handed its heaviest loss in 28 years on Sunday when Manchester City routed Maurizio Sarri’s side 6-0 in the Premier League.The meeting of the last two champions was a complete mismatch as Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick for the second successive weekend.ADVERTISEMENT City regained top spot from Liverpool in its title defense as 2017 champion Chelsea ended the weekend by dropping out of the Champions League places into sixth.Raheem Sterling scored twice — City’s opener in the fourth minute and the sixth in the 80th — and Ilkay Gundogan also netted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Clink, clink: Lindsey Vonn walks away with another medal “I don’t know, you have to ask the club,” said Sarri, who was hired after leaving Napoli. “I am worried about my team, I am worried about the performance but my job is always at risk so I am not worried about the club — you have to ask the club.“I didn’t see my football (against City). At the beginning (of the season) it worked. So now we need only to understand the reasons why at the moment it isn’t working … It is not easy. At the beginning, we played better away than at home. Now we are playing better at home than away.”Chelsea had not lost by six goals or more since April 1991 — a year before the inception of the Premier League — when Nottingham Forest beat the west London club 7-0.Chelsea was un-picked after only four minutes at the Etihad Stadium. With a cleverly taken free kick down the right, Kevin De Bruyne released Bernardo Silva, who cut back for Sterling to strike into the net.“I think we started well then we conceded the goal after four minutes in a stupid way,” Sarri said. “In that moment, we needed to stay in the match and we were not able to because we made a lot of mistakes against the wrong opponents.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The match also saw a mistake by Aguero.Aguero should have doubled the lead almost immediately but remarkably missed from close range. Silva had weaved through the area to set up a gilt-edged opportunity but the Argentina forward uncharacteristically poked wide.Manager Pep Guardiola sank to his knees in frustration but he was soon celebrating as Aguero made amends in sensational fashion. The striker played a one-two with Oleksandr Zinchenko outside the area and then unleashed a powerful shot that flew in from 25 yards (meters) in the 13th minute.“Out of nothing,” Sterling said, “he can put the ball in the top corner and players like this, you have got to cherish.”Aguero’s second was gifted to him six minutes later. David Luiz headed clear but Ross Barkley inexplicably headed back into the danger area. Aguero was lurking in the six-yard box and punished the former Everton midfielder with a sharp turn and shot.Chelsea hardly had time to take stock before the visitors conceded again, with Gundogan slotting home in the 25th with a neat shot from the edge after a poor clearance from Antonio Rudiger.City eased off for the remainder of the first half, and Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain even managed to test goalkeeper Ederson with a sharp volley.Although Aguero headed against the crossbar early in the second half, he only had to wait until the 56th to seal his 15th City hat trick — and a record-equaling 11th in the Premier League with Alan Shearer. Sterling was brought down in the box by Cesar Azpilicueta and Aguero stepped up and sent Kepa Arrizabalaga the wrong way from the spot.There seemed to be no let-up from City with De Bruyne firing a free kick at Arrizabalaga and Aguero shooting into the side-netting.Sterling wrapped up a brilliant afternoon’s work after substitute David Silva opened up the Chelsea defense yet again and Zinchenko picked out the winger to tap in from close range. View commentslast_img read more

26 11 19

first_imgFor the second year in a row, the government faced embarrassing moments in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, as the opposition forced an amendment to the Motion Of Thanks on the President’s address.The Opposition amendment led to the addition of a sentence to the motion, that the government is committed to securing the Fundamental Rights of all citizen to contest elections at all levels.This despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to the upper house to pass the motion without any amendment, as per the tradition.The Prime Minister, in his reply to the debate on the motion of thanks, said: “I will appeal to the members, trusting the President’s vision, withdraw the amendments and Pass the Motion of thanks unanimously.”However, that was not to be.Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad moved the amendment with reference to the education qualifications set for Panchayat Elections in Haryana and Rajasthan, even as the two states were not mentioned in the motion.Despite several attempts by the government, including by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, to urge the chair not to allow the motion to be taken up as it referred to a matter that was state subject, Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien permitted it as it did not refer to any state.The amendment was then passed by the upper house after a division, which involved electronic voting. As many as 94 of the 155 members present in the house voted in favour of the amendment.advertisementInterestingly, none of the Bahujan Samaj Party members were present in the house at the time of voting, even though its supremo Mayawati was present during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech.In 2015, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury had moved a motion regretting that there was no mention of corruption and black money in the president’s speech.Azad, during the course of the debate, had asked the Centre to bring in legislation to roll back the provision on minimum educational qualifications, made mandatory for fighting Panchayat Elections in Rajasthan and Haryana.Modi, in his reply, snubbed Azad, and said the parties protesting the imposition of minimum qualifications should give 30 percent tickets to illiterate candidates in the coming Assembly polls (in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry).last_img read more

20 11 19

first_imgINTERNATIONAL Bordeaux/Paris : Vote for the conservative primary election (B+A) Sapporo : Ice dance event at the NHK Trophy (B) Haifa : weekly cabinet meeting in Haifa (A) New Orleans : New Orleans Police investigate a shooting a fatal shooting (B) Hadera : A forest fire near Hadera (B)SPORTS Mumbai: Winter Half Marathon 2016 (B+A) Abu Dhabi: Emirates Formula One Grand Prix (A+B) MUMBAI: Sachin gives prizes (A) PTI PHOTO GCS/ RSM UPTO 201 RSMlast_img

19 11 19

first_imgAny hopes Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had of qualifying for the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs virtually ended after they lost by 61 runs to Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.The 2017 edition of the IPL has been a disappointing one for the Bangalore franchise, losing seven of their 10 outings so far to be virtually knocked out of the race to the play-offs. Pune, on the other hand kept their play-off dreams alive to stay at the fourth spot after registering their fifth win from nine matches.Chasing a decent 158, RCB were in self-destructive mode losing wickets at regular intervals with skipper Virat Kohli (55) fighting a lone battle to take the team through.Kohli, who went in to open the innings with Australian Travis Head (2), failed to find the support at the other end as the Pune bowlers seized the momentum to their favour.Medium pacer Jaydev Unadkat started the downfall for the visitors with the wicket of Head, who chopped one to the stumps before New Zealand quick Lockie Ferguson packed back the dangerous AB de Villiers (3) after the South African added RCB’s highest partnership of 21 runs for the second wicket with Kohli.New man Kedar Jadhav (7) looked good in the middle before a lack of communication between him and the skipper cost Bangalore their third wicket.Rookie off-spinner Washington Sundar immediately jolted the visitors with the wicket of Sachin Baby (2), brilliantly caught by a diving Steve Smith before Furguson saw the back of Stuart Binny (1) to reduce the men in red and black to 49/5.advertisementLeg-spinner Imran Tahir then joined the party with the wickets of Pawan Negi (3), Adam Milne (5) and Samuel Badree (2) to further dent RCB’s hopes.Struggling at 82/8, Kohli, who by then had reached his half century, the lone RCB batsman to get to the double figures also lost his focus to be caught at sweeper cover by Mayank Agarwal off Daniel Christian after striking four boundaries and a six.Towards the end, tailenders Yuzvendra Chahal (4 not out) and Sreenath Aravind (8 not out) had little answer to the mounting asking rate as RCB finished at 96/9.Earlier, Pune rode on skipper Smith’s 45 and Manoj Tiwary’s unbeaten 44 to reach 157/3 after being sent in to bat.The home side failed to find the momentum against the RCB bowlers, who stuck to a perfect line and length as the last five overs yielded just 46 runs for the home side.Ajinkya Rahane’s (6) dismal run continued to haunt Pune before opener Rahul Tripathi (37) cashed in on the dropped chance by Virat Kohli at 11, to help the hosts cross the 50-run mark with Smith.Smith, who looked in good touch raised a 40-run second wicket stand with Tripathi before the Maharashtra right-hander spoilt another good start to be caught behind by Kedar Jadhav off left-arm spinner Pawan Negi.The fall of Tripathi, who slammed four boundaries and a six during his 28-ball knock, however dried up the boundaries for Pune before Smith broke the shackles in the 12th over, by spanking Badree for a flat six and two consecutive fours.New man Tiwary, promoted to No.4 joined the party by taking Yuzvendra Chahal to the cleaners before Smith added two more fours off Stuart Binny as the third wicket partnership flourished to 50 off 32 balls.Struggling to find the momentum at 115/3 after 16 overs, Pune needed Mahendra Singh Dhoni (21 not out) and Tiwary to press on the accelerator and the former skipper responded in style by muscling Sreenath Aravind for a flat straight six.last_img read more

17 11 19

first_imgGoalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson was a zombie movie director before he started playing football for Iceland. And, it was his experience behind the camera that helped him outwit Argentina’s Lionel Messi on Saturday.Awarded a penalty with the help of VAR, Messi stepped up to take it and it was expected that the Argentina captain will score and put his team ahead. But, the goalkeeper had other plans. Messi unleashed a shot towards the goalkeeper’s right but it was weak and at a saveable height and Halldorsson guessed it right and denied the best player in the world perhaps to add another feather to Iceland’s cap.The tiny nation, which is playing its first World Cup ever, then went on to hold onto the 1-1 scoreline and pull off a major upset in the Group D game.Speaking about his save after the match, he said that he did his homework and it paid off for him.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGE”I did my homework,” the 34-year-old who plays in the Danish league told reporters after stopping a 64th-minute spot kick that pegged Argentina to a 1-1 draw and added to a miserable run of four misses from seven this past season for Messi. Hannes Halldorsson saved a 64th-minute penalty (Reuters Photo)World Cup 2018: Iceland hero reveals how he prepared for Lionel Messi”I looked at a lot of penalties by Messi and I also looked at how I had been behaving in the last penalties. So I tried to get into their mindset, how they would be thinking about me.”advertisement”I had a good feeling it would go this way today,” he said of his dive to his right to stop Messi’s uninspired effort.World Cup 2018: Messi flops as Iceland draw with ArgentinaWith the five-time world player of the year stepping up to restore Argentina’s lead in the Group D opener, tiny Iceland’s first ever appearance at the World Cup finals, Halldorsson admitted that he felt the pressure.Cristiano Ronaldo fans troll Messi over missed penalty”For me, as a goalkeeper from little Iceland and at the first game at a World Cup, to face the best player in the world at a penalty is,” — he gave a long pause — “a big moment.”2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL FIXTURES”It’s a dream come true to save a penalty, especially if it helps us get a big point,” he added, as Iceland now aim to reach the next round from a group also featuring Croatia and Nigeria.World Cup 2018: Modric does what Messi could not as European nations shineHalldorsson is not the only one in the Icelandic unit to have a day job apart from football.Defender Birkir Mar Saevarsson works in a salt-packing factor back home and actually had to take permission from work to play at the World Cup in Russia.Coach Heimir Hallgrimsson promised that more is to come. Satisfied at denying Argentina no space despite 72-percent possession, he even mused on missed chances that might have given victory. Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson (Reuters Photo)But with trademark dark humour, the part-time coach and full-time dentist, conceded: “We wanted to use spaces behind them — but it’s difficult when you don’t have the ball.”Croatia and Nigeria will have to watch out, though.”People say we celebrate when we won a point,” he said. “But wait and see how we celebrate when we’ve won a game.”Nigeria fans barred from carrying chickens into stadiumsIceland will next face Nigeria on June 22 and then cap off their league campaign against Croatia on June 26.last_img read more

16 11 19

first_imgDaniel Osvaldo Premier League flop Osvaldo: I quit football for beer, barbecues and rock music! Patrick Gleeson Last updated 1 year ago 21:08 11/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pablo Osvaldo beer Getty composite Juventus Boca Juniors Internazionale Southampton Serie A Superliga Premier League The 31-year-old enjoyed spells in Italy and England before pursuing a career in music, claiming he prefers alcohol to money Former Italy international Dani Osvaldo has cited his love of food, alcohol and rock ‘n’ roll as his reasons for his premature retirement from professional football.The 31-year-old had stints at Fiorentina, Roma, Southampton and Inter, among others, before returning to his country of birth, Argentina, to play for Boca Juniors.Saints 13/2 to beat Liverpool Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Osvaldo was part of the Boca squad to claim the Argentine Primera Division title and Copa Argentina in 2015 before calling a close on his career as a footballer. Reports surfaced that Osvaldo had been sacked by Boca, though the forward claimed the decision was made to allow him to focus on becoming a musician.Now, speaking to  La Gazzetta dello Sport , Osvaldo has revealed that he had fallen out of love with the game and his desire to eat and drink what he pleased meant more to him than money.“I decided to quit at Boca, there was too much gossip,” Osvaldo said. “I couldn’t go out, I was afraid of people. I couldn’t do it anymore. I had offers from China and clubs in the Champions League, but I was detached.“I was beginning to hate what I had always loved. Football deserves respect, and I prefer asado [Argentinian barbecue] and beer to money.”Daniel Osvaldo Boca Pretemporada 2016 07012016“Do you want a laugh?” Osvaldo, who managed just three Southampton goals whilst on the south coast, continued. “In December 2016 [Jorge] Sampaoli contacted me, he was at Sevilla at the time,” Osvaldo recalled.“He said to me: ‘Dani, I’m not asking anything of you, you can do what you want on the pitch and off, but I need a striker’.“I told him ‘but boss, there’s the Cosquin Rock festival!’. He said ‘I forgot! Go, of course, you can’t miss it’. Two crazy people!”Osvaldo signed for Southampton in 2013 for an estimated £12.8 million but the attacker only scored three goals in his two years on the books at St Mary’s.He was fined £40,000 for fighting on the touchline at the start of 2014 and disciplined internally by the Saints after it was alleged that he assaulted team-mate Jose Fonte.last_img read more

22 10 19

first_imgTrunk 4 near River Bourgeois in Richmond County is receiving a $1million paving job this year. The work will take place on Trunk 4 from the south side of RiverBourgeois Road, easterly to Highway 104, about 7.6 kilometres. “This significant upgrade will improve service to the communitiesserved by this road,” said Ron Russell, Minister ofTransportation and Public Works. “We’re following through on thecommitments we’ve made to residents.” Dexter Construction was awarded the contract, with a completiondate of Oct. 31. Work has already begun. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 3,800 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices located in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

20 10 19

first_imgHyderabad: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here has initiated Face Recognition (FR) system on a trial basis for passengers for entry into the aerodrome, sources said Tuesday.The trials, which are being carried out under Centre’s Digi Yatra programme started from July 1 and would continue till July 31, they said adding over 180 passengers enrolled voluntarily for the trials at the airport. “The airport has set up dedicated FR Registration counters near the Domestic Departure Gates No 1 and 3. The registration is available from 8 am to 8 pm for passengers who would like a new digital experience and is completely voluntary. On the first day (July 1), over 180 passengers enrolled voluntarily for DigiYatra trials at Hyderabad Airport,” the sources said.last_img

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first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) — It’s been 25 years since Hutu’s went on a killing spree, bent on eliminating Tutsi people.Between April and July in 1994, more than 800,000 people were killed in the Rwanda genocide. Melchior Cyusa was just nine-years-old when his family received the news that Rwanda and Burundi’s presidents had died in a plane crash over the radio, the day was April 7, 1994.Within hours, he was separated from his immediate family, forced to flee from Hutu persecutors on foot with his aunt, narrowly escaping a massacre in the village he was seeking refuge in.“The Hutu extremists killed my aunt and her daughter, and they took my aunt’s maid because they recognized her as being from the area.I went and hid myself, and they came looking for me but fortunately they could not find me,” he said.“Since they didn’t know where I went, they gave up.When I came out there was nobody, and I had to start my way back home.”On his journey home, he saw the “true picture of the genocide” — bodies of dead Tutsis were scattered on the road. “I wasn’t sure I would make it back.” From left to right, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s First Lady Jeannette Kagame, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, light the flame of remembrance at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, Sunday, April 7, 2019. Rwanda is commemorating the 25th anniversary of when the country descended into an orgy of violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Cyusa along with other survivors are hoping their stories will correct the false narratives perpetrated by deniers during the UN International Criminal Tribunal trials. The tribunal listened to more than 3,000 witness accounts, but only 61 people were convicted and sentenced for slaughtering nearly one million people.“We just saw what happened in Myanmar, and so what people could remember is to reflect on what happened in Rwanda 25 years ago,” he said, it was the last genocide of the 20th century. “From there, they could think about what could be done for their societies for subsequent generations.”The RCSC will mark the anniversary of the genocide with a memorial ceremony at Mount Royal University’s Wright Theatre from 3 to 6 p.m. on April 13. Tim Gallimore, a former spokesperson for the prosecutor of the UN ICTR, will speak at the ceremony to educate the audience on the effects of genocide.He will also present at another event organized by the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work taking place at the Glenbow Museum Theatre on April 11 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. He will focus on the role of Rwandan media in spreading propaganda and hate to prepare and execute the genocide.center_img He later learned his father, mother and his siblings had all been killed. Orphaned, he became a refugee in Kenya for eight years before the UN relocated him to Canada. Now he resides in Calgary and has visited home just a handful of times since the genocide ended.“The first time I went, I didn’t know what to expect because when I left Rwanda the country was literally destroyed — there was no infrastructure, people had lots of anger in themselves, one against the other,” he commented. “So when I went (after the genocide) I could see the difference in the way people lived together and with one another.”Cyusa now heads the Rwandan Canadian Society of Calgary, a community organization that is dedicated to preserving Rwandan culture and values. It’s more than that though, it brings together survivors and offers a place to reflect on the atrocities committed, mourn the loss of loved ones, and focus on educating the public with the aim of preventing genocides in the future.“The concept ‘Never Again’ — if it can be talked about, remembered from time to time, then we may not see what happened to Rwanda coming back in the history of humanity,” he said. FILE – In this Friday, April 4, 2014 file photo, the skulls and bones of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside the church are laid out as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide in Ntarama, Rwanda. Officials said Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 that 53-year-old Rwandan Ladislas Ntaganzwa, who is wanted in connection with the country’s 1994 genocide and has a $5million bounty on his head, was arrested by Interpol agents in the neighboring Congo city of Goma late Monday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)last_img read more

6 10 19

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, today called again for the establishment of an international monitoring presence in the occupied Palestinian territories to ensure that global human rights standards were being observed.”It is important to emphasize that neither the Israeli policy of targeted assassination of Palestinian civilians, nor Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians, can be reconciled with provisions of international humanitarian law,” including the Fourth Geneva Convention, Mrs. Robinson said in a statement to the conference of so-called High Contracting Parties to the 1949 Convention.The High Commissioner noted that UN bodies such as the Security Council, the General Assembly and the Commission on Human Rights have repeatedly reaffirmed the “de jure applicability” of the Convention to the occupied Palestinian territories.”The protection of the victims should be the overriding concern of the UN and its agencies and programmes,” she said, pointing out that Article 1 of the Convention placed a duty on the High Contracting Parties “to respect and ensure respect of” the provisions of the Convention “in all circumstances.”To meet this challenge, the High Commissioner said, legal and diplomatic mechanisms were available under the UN Charter, in addition to those created by the Convention itself. read more

6 10 19

Recent months have witnessed advances in the return of property stolen by Iraq during its 1990 invasion of Kuwait, but more must be done for Baghdad to meet its international obligations on this front, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report to the Security Council.Iraq has given back a first batch of documents from the Kuwaiti national archives, and a practical mechanism for the return of other property has been re-established, the Secretary-General notes, appealing to the Iraqi authorities “to redouble their efforts aimed at the return of remaining Kuwaiti property without delay.”Mr. Annan reports “limited” progress on the repatriation of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals or their remains, but adds that there are “some new positive elements.” Iraqi officials are now meeting with the UN coordinator on the issue, Yuli Vorontsov. In addition, Baghdad recently informed the League of Arab States of its intention to resume participation in the Technical Subcommittee of the Tripartite Commission set up to deal with the matter.Most recently, Iraq’s Ambassador to the UN last week wrote to Ambassador Vorontsov inviting him to Baghdad. Commenting on this development, the Secretary-General voices hope that it marks “the beginning of a process which would eventually enable me to report more substantive progress in the near future” and urges Iraq’s full cooperation. read more

2 10 19

This would happen, wouldn’t it? The fate of the Big Ten crown would come down to the 12th round of a season-long bout, wouldn’t it? In the second-to-last week of the regular season, then-No. 1 Indiana and then-No. 4 Michigan would trip over themselves against unranked opponents, wouldn’t they? And No. 14 Ohio State – for all its shortcomings and its tribulations – would find itself in the thick of it all. But OSU coach Thad Matta’s gut told him that, of course, it would. “I had a pretty good sense it would come down to something like this,” he said at a Monday press conference, calmly. Considering the Buckeyes’ current situation, that’s probably easy for Matta to say. Down the stretch of the regular season, the Buckeyes find themselves swelling with momentum as they’ve won three straight games, including a bout with then-No. 4 Michigan State. Things for OSU, though, haven’t always been so peachy. Rewind a little more than two weeks ago, OSU found itself in its greatest nadir of a season of ups and downs. After a 22-point shellacking to Wisconsin in Madison on Feb. 17, talk of a fourth straight Big Ten regular season title seemed silly. The loss, OSU’s third in four games, perhaps reflected a team whose wheels had come off. Sixteen days later, that’s no longer the case. “We’re playing for something we probably didn’t think we’d be playing for a month ago,” said junior guard Aaron Craft, regarding the outside shot OSU has at capturing the Big Ten championship. So what changed? Craft said Matta made adjustments to tailor to this particular Buckeye team. “Each team is different and coach (Matta) does a great job of figuring out how to get people going, what we can and cannot do with practice, what kind of stalls practice, things like that,” he said. “He adjusts to the team. He still has his same expectations and expects the same things out of us, but he’s willing to go different routes to get the same things out.” The task to meet those expectations starts Tuesday against No. 2 Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., at 9 p.m. The Hoosiers, which beat the Buckeyes handily, 81-68, on Feb. 10 at the Schottenstein Center, have already clinched a share of the league’s title. Assembly Hall shouldn’t make matters easier, especially considering Indiana is 17-1 inside its legendary confines. “It’s proven over time it’s one of the toughest venues to play in,” Matta said. Deshaun Thomas said it’s the second-noisiest venue he’s played in. “It’s one of the loudest places I’ve been at, besides Kansas,” said the junior forward. But if OSU can overcome that atmosphere and win its fourth straight game, it keeps a chance of a share of a conference title alive. Thomas said the pressure of such an order isn’t a novel concept. “We was in the same position last year. We had a three-way tie and we got a chance to do it again. So we gonna try to come in and play hard … Coach Matta gets us ready,” he said. “He always has a great mindset, coach Matta never gives up. We know what we got and we know what he want out of us.” read more

17 09 19

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has revealed that he enjoys a great relationship with Unai Emery but will put that aside when Tottenham face Arsenal on Sunday.Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery are familiar foes as they have faced each other numerous times in La Liga, but Sunday’s game will be the new Arsenal manager’s first North London derby.The Spurs manager is getting ready for his 10th North London derby and says Emery’s arrival at Arsenal will add a different element to the game.“It will be so different,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.“Now we are going to face a good friend in Unai Emery. It will be strange but when we start the game we are going to compete.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We always had a fantastic relationship when we faced each other in Spain. I wish him all the best here at Arsenal, after our game of course.“He is doing a fantastic job there. Arsenal have always been a very good team and they had one of the greatest managers ever, but now they have a totally different culture.“This is my fifth season here so I understand completely what it means. In the last few seasons we have increased the level against the London clubs.“But, of course, Arsenal is special and it is important to be ready with the right mentality.”last_img read more

6 09 19

first_imgA home guard attached to Saifabad in the city has committed suicide following a family dispute here at Borabanda on Thursday evening. Alivelu was residing at Borabanda along with her husband and daughter Ravali. It is learned that she was upset over the series of conflicts going on in her house for the past few days. On Thursday around 6 pm, Alivelu hanged herself from the ceiling when no one was at home and committed suicide. Ravali who returned home at 8 pm found her mother hanging to the ceiling and alerted relatives. She was then sent to a private hospital in Sanath Nagar where she was declared brought dead. The police registered a case and took up the investigation. Further details are awaited.last_img

2 09 19

first_img Share President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Under twin clouds of legal investigations, the leaders of the United States and Israel pledged Monday to further strengthen ties as President Donald Trump said he might travel to Jerusalem to preside over the May opening of a new U.S. embassy. Prospects for using such a trip to unveil his much-vaunted but still mysterious peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians were uncertain.Hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump said his controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city had improved chances for ending the conflict, despite Palestinians’ insistence otherwise. The two steps enraged the Palestinians, who claim part of Jerusalem for the capital of an eventual state and accuse Trump of abandoning the U.S. role of honest broker.Monday’s meeting came as Trump and Netanyahu cement an increasingly close relationship yet amid profound turmoil in the Middle East that threatens hopes of a resumption in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and also attempts to restore stability in the volatile region. Iran and its activities in Syria and Lebanon are a profound concern to Israel, and Netanyahu made clear Iran is his highest priority.Trump said that despite their anger, “the Palestinians, I think, are wanting to come back to the table.” There was no apparent evidence for the assertion as the Palestinians aren’t even cooperating with U.S. mediation right now.Trump said his Mideast team, led by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, was hard at work on a peace proposal that is nearing completion, even as Kushner’s status is in limbo after losing his top secret security clearance.Trump said he had actually given peace hopes by removing Jerusalem as an obstacle in long-stalled negotiations that have collapsed under successive U.S. administrations of both political parties. “Nobody could get past, No. 1 Jerusalem,” he said. “We’ve taken it off the table. So this gives us a real opportunity for peace.”Trump said he was looking into the possibility of making his second trip to Jerusalem as president in mid-May, when the embassy is slated to move into a temporary location that is now an annex of the U.S. consulate. “We’re looking at coming,” he said. “If I can, I will.”With Netanyahu looking on, Trump said he had rejected a $1 billion plan for a new embassy in favor of a temporary facility that would cost only $250,000. Eventually, however, that embassy would have to be expanded to accommodate more than a handful of diplomats. The cost of an expansion likely would run in the hundreds of millions of dollars, based on construction costs for U.S. embassies around the world.For his part, Netanyahu lavished praise on Trump for the Jerusalem recognition and the embassy move, comparing him with the Persian King Cyrus, who allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem from Babylon 2,500 years ago; former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour,who signed a declaration in 1917 supporting the creation of a Jewish state in what was then the British mandate of Palestine; and President Harry Truman, the first world leader to recognize Israel in 1948.“Mr. President, this will be remembered by our people throughout the ages,” Netanyahu said. He added that the U.S.-Israel relationship had never been closer than since Trump took office.For all the warmth and bonhomie, misgivings are percolating under the surface over Iran, where Israel sees Trump’s efforts to date to crack down on the Jewish state’s arch-enemy as lacking. Trump has vowed to pull out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in mid-May unless the U.S. and Europe agree on sanctions that would punish Iran for activity not covered by the accord or, in some cases, would be eventually permitted under its terms.Israeli officials are concerned Trump may not demand enough, particularly on Iran’s ballistic missile program, and are wary the administration may be acquiescing to Iran’s growing presence in Syria and influence in Lebanon — two Israeli neighbors.“Iran has not given up its nuclear ambitions,” Netanyahu said. “It came out of this nuclear deal emboldened and enriched.”“Iran must be stopped,” he said.Netanyahu arrived in the United States over the weekend as Washington was gearing up for the annual conference of AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobby, that will give him a respite from swirling legal troubles at home. He and his wife were questioned separately by police for hours on Friday in a pending corruption case before his departure for Washington. Just before meeting with Trump on Monday, Israel police announced that a Netanyahu confidant had agreed to turn state’s witness in the burgeoning case.Netanyahu will speak to the AIPAC conference on Tuesday. Vice President Mike Pence and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are to address the conference later Monday.last_img read more

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first_imgMicrosoft is making a bigger push to have its exclusive games on PC. We know that Quantum Break will be released on the same day as the console version and there are now rumors suggesting that other upcoming Xbox exclusives like Scalebound, Forza Horizon 3, and even Gears of War 4 will also be released on PC.Though these titles may/will be available to play on PC, that doesn’t mean they will be playable on Steam. Microsoft has its Windows Store and this is where you’ll see all of its exclusive titles be released. After all, it makes sense for Microsoft to keep its titles on its own store instead of having to pay a third party site a cut of the profits. This also lets Microsoft control the price of games, and prevent some of their bigger titles being sold on Steam for $5 or less during one of its many sales.Considering that the Xbox One has a smaller install base than the PlayStation 4, having Xbox exclusive games on Windows PCs is a way to get these titles into more hands. There are some who feel this makes the Xbox One less appealing since many of its first party games can also be purchased on PC, but this just isn’t the case.Most people do not have the money or technical know-how to buy or build a PC and will opt to do what they’ve always done and purchase games on consoles. While there may be some who opt to not buy an Xbox One because all or most of its games can be purchased on PC, it won’t negatively impact hardware sales as some of the doomsayers say it will.The only drawback for PC gamers is that they will be forced to buy Xbox games through the Windows Store. Steam is the go-to platform for PC gaming since it makes playing and accessing games so easy. The Windows Store can’t match Steam’s user friendly accessibility and game-centric design, but this is certainly something Microsoft can work on, especially if it wants to fully commit to having its games available on PC.last_img read more

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first_imgThe structure of the two-photon absorption material (left) and the variation of the convex shape depending on the irradiation time of a laser light (right). Credit: TechOn! This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Fujifilm will introduce 1TB optical disc in 2015 (2012, November 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-fujifilm-1tb-optical-disc.html More information: www.fujifilm.com/about/researc … /ff_rd056_005_en.pdf techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/ … 20121113/250732/?P=2 © 2012 Phys.org Explore further (Phys.org)—Fujifilm is working on a new recording method for optical discs. It has developed the new method through the use of two-photon absorption in order to generate heat, and the report in TechOn! notes that this two-photon method is suited for multilayer discs. As the reaction caused by two-photon absorption can be limited to the small area of the focal point of a laser light, it is possible to increase the number of recording layers. The nuance is that Fujifilm has combined a two-photon absorption method with a “heat-mode recording” method. The latter refers to technology that makes the most of a phenomenon where a change is caused by applying a laser light with a high energy density to instantaneously increase the temperature of a minute area of a recording material. Two-photon absorption refers to the simultaneous absorption of two photons of identical or different frequencies to excite a molecule from one state to a higher energy electronic state. According to Fujifilm, the procedure can bring about a recording density of 25 Gbytes per layer, the equivalent to the recording density of a Blu-ray Disc (BD), in addition to 20 layers per side of a disc. A double-sided optical disc with a 1TB storage capacity is possible. Fujifilm foresees bringing a 1TB optical disc to market in 2015. Fujifilm simplified the manufacturing process by using “web coating” to form the recording, ultraviolet curable resin and adhesive material layers and sticking them together. With BD, spin coating and sputtering are needed for each layer.”It takes 147 seconds to form a four-layer BD,” the company said. “With our method, it takes only 58 seconds to form eight layers.”Overall, Fujifilm said that the new disc’s manufacture will be cheaper than BD discs currently available. The two-photon absorption disc has a cost as low as that of a magnetic tape. A company spokesperson said that, “We will continue the development of the disc with help from drive makers.”This new recording method potentially will realize a 15-Tbyte disc. “In the future, it will be possible to realize a 15-Tbyte optical disc (25 Gbytes/layer x 3 (eight values) x 100 layers x 2 (two sides),” Fujifilm said.Fujifilm was scheduled to discuss its latest results at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2012 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, which wound down over the weekend. This year’s event was described as focusing on “the next technological innovations beyond digitalization.” Fujifilm Introduces DVD+R Double Layer Media; New Technology Doubles Existing DVD Recording Capacity to 8.5 GBlast_img read more

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first_imgIt was an enthralling evening to remember and cherish as Delhi’s glitterati came together to celebrate the unveiling of the second edition of coffee table book Delhi Primes: Men serving Mankind at a city hotel to support NGO Lakshyam’s cause.The guests who graced the occasion were actor Unnat Dutt, entrepreneur Bharat Sahni, Lalit Bhasin,  MS Bitta, chairman of All India Anti terrorist front, NGO activist Anshu Gupta, entrepreneur Pawan Jain, photographer Raghu Rai, entrepreneur Tushar Kumar, Life and Business Coach Ramon Llamba to name a few. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The event was a charity fashion show to raise funds in support of Lakshyam’s endeavour to uplift the standard of not so privileged children in Delhi. The coffee table book comprises some 35 odd prominent celebrities like Sandeep Jajodia, Jatin Das, Bharat Sahani, Kapil Dev,  Naresh Trehan, Shivendra Singh, Rohit Bal, Varun Jain, Keshav Suri, Lalit Bhasin, Vikram Baidyanath, Shiv Jatia, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Ravish Kapoor and few other powerful men from Delhi who have carved out a niche of their own and given back to society in an overwhelming manner. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixFounded by Rashi Anand, the NGO is engaged in a number of social welfare activities in areas like child welfare, education, health, empowerment (women in particular) and promotion of practical, effective and innovative solutions to improve lives of underprivileged communities.The book is a salute to the 35 indomitable spirits who have made a difference to many in shaping up their lives and thoughts. It reflects an urge to excel and pursue one’s dreams even in times of struggle. Delhi Primes also highlights a description of these men whose contributions have led to social change and refinement in the minds of many who all have gathered courage and inspiration from their real-life stories.The book launch was followed by a beautiful act by the underprivileged children of the NGO, celebrating life and displaying the yearning to tread off-the-beaten-track with unflinching grit and determination.last_img read more

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first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read November 11, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Tomorrow, the European Space Agency (ESA) will attempt to land the tiny Philae probe onto the surface of a comet. If the landing is successful, it will be the first time scientists have landed a probe on a comet, and it will be the completion of a mission that began 10 years ago when the Rosetta spacecraft launched.There are several factors that  make this mission particularly difficult, besides the obvious fact that “space is hard.” First, the comet (Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko) is reportedly about 300 million miles away from Earth. Moreover, the descent will take seven hours to complete, which NASA is terming “7 hours of terror.” The surface of the comet is hard and uneven, and the probe does not have the ability to make last-minute adjustments. If those aren’t enough possible stumbling blocks, remember that a comet is a low-gravity environment.Related: Meet the Entrepreneurs at the Forefront of the Space RaceYet, even if the landing fails, scientists have learned much about space from this mission already. The spacecraft has taken photos of the comet, and scientists say that only 20 percent of the findings from the mission would be lost in the event of an unsuccessful landing, Space.com reports.Just as amazing as the fact that this is happening is the fact that we can watch it happen through live broadcasts set up by the ESA, NASA and Slooh, the online astronomy community, though there will be about a 27-minute delay due to distance.The ESA will stream the Mission Control Room for 24 hours starting at 2 p.m ET today. At 9 p.m. ET tonight, the ESA will determine if the mission is a “go” or a “no go.” If they get the green light, NASA will livestream the event beginning at 9 a.m. ET tomorrow until 11:30 a.m. ET. During this time, we will learn if the probe landed safely. The probe is expected to land at 10:35 a.m. ET.After the mission, Slooh will air a one-hour broadcast at 2 p.m. ET during which scientists will answer listeners’ questions.If it lands safely, Philae will continue to collect data from the comet for an estimated 2-1/2 days.Related: The World Needs More of Richard Branson’s ‘Hubris’last_img read more

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first_img December 30, 2011 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced new functionality for its Multi-Method Reporting (MMR) voice recognition module for use with IntelePACS, InteleOne, or InteleSuite. The new features will be demonstrated at the RSNA annual meeting, Nov. 27-Dec. 2 in Chicago.Embedded in InteleViewer’s reading and reporting solution, the MMR module boosts reading speed and productivity with a powerful voice recognition engine and customizable library of structured report templates.The enhanced module offers a flexible new workflow option, enabling radiologists to save in-progress reports for completion later. This “long-term parking” feature retains the draft report in the reading state, allowing the radiologist to move on to other priorities and resume as desired.It also features the ability to use voice-activated commands and custom-mapped speech microphone buttons, alone or in combination, to call up templates and quickly move through sections of a report. This dramatically improves reporting speed.For increased reporting accuracy and time savings, the information in HL7 fields can now be auto-inserted into report templates, eliminating the need for radiologists to re-dictate information in the final report.Demonstrations will take place at RSNA 2011For more information: www.intelerad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Related Content News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | December 30, 2011 Intelerad Adds Voice Recognition, Multi-Method Reporting Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more 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 | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more