Defense, patience keys to Hotshots’ comeback win, says Barroca

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games View comments Jarencio, Romeo insist all is well after heated argument Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barroca’s three at the 3:20 mark of the third quarter gave it its first taste of the lead, 54-53 and the rest was history as the Hotshots cruised to the 86-79 victory.Barroca was instrumental in the turnaround, finishing with 17 points, three assists, and two rebounds to lead Magnolia.The former FEU playmaker said the game served as an eye-opener for the Hotshots in this crucial stretch.“It’s the playoffs. The physicality is already heightened and we have to adjust,” he said. “We focused on the referees and the calls to start the game and we were lost on that. But once we adjusted and played physical, got our defense and pressure done, that’s when we made our run.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Magnolia, though, found the spark in old reliable Mark Barroca, who managed to calm his team despite the 20-point deficit, which allowed the Hotshots to storm back into the game.“If you’d look at it as a 20-point deficit, it’s going to be hard. But coach told us to continue chipping the lead away,” the 31-year-old guard said. “We were able to trim it down to 10, but they had a run before the end of the first half. Still, we focused to get some stops until eventually, we were surprised that we’re already closing in on them in the third quarter and got the lead through our defense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES And Magnolia will be banking on those learnings as it looks to be more than just a part of the Final Four.“Now, we’re more matured. We’re not looking at the Finals yet. That’s what we’re thinking about last season. But now, we’re taking it one game at a time. We can’t get too ahead of ourselves. The game in the playoffs is different so you have to be prepared at all times,” he said. .@M_Hotshots’ Mark Barroca shares how his team fought from 20 points down and pulled off the tough qf victory vs GlobalPort. #PBA2018— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 6, 2018 Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Mark Barroca leads Magnolia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt didn’t matter if it had the luxury of a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs, Magnolia was determined to move on to the semifinals as quick as it could.But the second seed Hotshots had to dig deep to shake off the seventh-place Batang Pier, who came out firing in their upset bid with a 26-6 start, in their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal duel Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Olympiakos Signs Former Saint-Etienne Coach Oscar Garcia

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Greek league leader Olympiakos has signed former Saint-Etienne coach Oscar Garcia, a day after sacking Takis Lemonis.Olympiakos did not provide any details Friday on the duration or terms of its contract with the 44-year-old Spaniard.Garcia left Saint-Etienne in November, after a humiliating 5-0 home loss to bitter rival Lyon. He had been coach there for five months.The Piraeus-based team says it has offered Lemonis an unspecified job in a different capacity.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

ECC Seeks Increased Funding for Early Childhood Education

first_img The ECC’s new NSP, replaces the previous NSP 2008/2013, which officially ended on September 30 this year. The Government has increased its budgetary support of early childhood and special education from three per cent to some 14.6 per cent or $11 billion for financial year 2013/2014. The development of early childhood education in Jamaica remains a significant focus of the Government and forms part of its strategic priorities for this financial year. Story Highlights Acting Executive Director of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Michelle Campbell, is calling on members of the public and private sectors to explore ways of increasing support to early childhood development in Jamaica.Speaking to JIS News in an interview recently, Mrs. Campbell says that while the Commission remains resolute in fulfilling its mandate to improve and develop the early childhood education sector, funding support remains a major challenge.“As an agency of the Ministry of Education, we are very limited on the resources that we can provide. We have our mandate, but we need financial support. We need the public and private stakeholders to come together and invest in early childhood education,” she remarks.She acknowledges that the churches and other private entities have supported the institutions, “but we now feel that it is time that everyone comes together and look at this as a long-term investment.”The development of early childhood education in Jamaica remains a significant focus of the Government and forms part of its strategic priorities for this financial year.As such, the Government has increased its budgetary support of early childhood and special education from three per cent to some 14.6 per cent or $11 billion for financial year 2013/2014.According to the Ministry of Education, this increase is in recognition of the crucial role the sector plays in the overall success of the education system.Mrs. Campbell notes that while this increase is welcomed, much more is needed for the optimal performance of the sector. She urges public and private sector groups to form partnerships with the ECC and the Ministry of Education to invest in early childhood education, pointing out that this is an investment not only in the people of Jamaica, but also in the overall development of the country.“You won’t always see the results right away, but you will see the result 20 years from now, when that child is an adult. You will see the result of your investment, when our children are educated, when they have jobs that can support their families, when they become productive citizens, giving back to their communities and their country,” she points out.Mrs. Campbell also encourages individuals and small groups to donate their time and resources to the early childhood institutions in their communities, noting that all contributions are welcomed, no matter how big or small.“It’s amazing when you have individuals calling in to donate fire extinguishers to institutions, though it might seem small, it is a huge donation, because that’s a part of the ECC’s standards – making sure that our institutions are safe,” she states.“The donation of books is also appreciated, because in the classroom we promote pre-reading skills. The children need the books so they can learn how to turn the pages and know what words and letters look like,” she points out.The Acting Executive Director informs that finance and resource mobilisation is one of the main focus areas under the Commission’s newly implemented National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2013/2018.The ECC’s new NSP, replaces the previous NSP 2008/2013, which officially ended on September 30 this year. The plan was developed with funding support from the World Bank.It also focuses on public education, which aims to increase public awareness to drive and foster greater support and involvement in early childhood development initiatives across the country.“Our stakeholders felt that the Commission was not out in the public enough, that persons were not aware of the functions of the Commission and what we do for the sector. So we developed a whole new internal process under public education and this will help us to reach our stakeholders, such as our parents and the wider public,” Mrs. Campbell points out.The new plan also includes elements that were brought over from the NSP 2008/2013,  which include parenting; preventative health care; screening and early intervention for children and families at risk; high quality early childhood institutions; and trained early childhood practitioners.Mrs. Campbell points out that the ECC’s NSP is aligned with the Ministry of Education’s own National Strategic Plan, in an effort to ensure that it provides maximum support to the Ministry and the sector.“The areas that we focus on all speak to the Ministry’s plans. We also report monthly, quarterly and yearly to the Ministry to ensure that they are aware of all our activities,” she says.“We also have a board member, who sits on the board of the Ministry of Education, so they are well aware of our activities and provide us with guidance. We are following their plan and their vision for the sector,” Mrs. Campbell informs.In the meantime, she tells JIS News that the Commission is quite pleased with the Ministry’s increased focus on early childhood education, “because it now places us at a stage where everyone realises how important early childhood education is to our country’s development”.“The Minister clearly understands the development of the whole child and how different the learning experiences are for each student and this is a critical aspect of early childhood education,” she says.The ECC was established in 2003 by the Early Childhood Commission Act. Its functions include advising the Minister on policy matters relating to early childhood care, education and development in Jamaica, including initiatives and actions to achieve national early childhood development goals; assisting in the preparation of plans and programmes concerning early childhood development; and monitoring and evaluating the system.last_img read more

Gail Pushes LNG Tender Deadline to February

first_imgzoom India’s gas utility Gail India Ltd has postponed the closing date for its tender related to the construction of  nine LNG carriers for two months, giving Indian shipyards the necessary time to prepare for building these vessels.The tender, quoted in three lots of three ships each, out of which three ships would have to be built in India to boost Indian shipbuilding capabilities, has now been extended to the end of February, 2016.The move was undertaken after the Indian shipbuilders said they need time to tie up technology for the construction of LNG carriers.After the company postponed the tender deadline three times, the tender was finally closed in February 2015 due to failure to attract bidders.The company reopened the tender in September, which led three local builders, namely Cochin Shipyard Ltd, L&T Shipbuilding Ltd, a unit of Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T), and Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Ltd, to partner with international companies to construct the technologically-advanced ships.India’s Cochin Shipyard Ltd entered into a deal with South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries, L&T Shipbuilding Ltd partnered up with Hyundai Heavy Industries, and Pipavav teamed up with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.However, Indian shipbuilder Larsen & Toubro Ltd soon decided to withdraw from the race for the LNG carriers, due to a requirement set by the tender that the shipyards must hold an equity stake of as much as 13% in the carriers that are to be built locally.As World Maritime News recently reported, Cochin Shipyard received a license by French containment systems specialist Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) for the construction of LNG carriers using GTT’s membrane containment systems after successfully completing the GTT qualification process including membrane tank mock-up installation. Cochin is the first Indian shipyard to be licensed by GTT.The LNG carriers ordered overseas are to be completed by May 2019, whereas the batch to be built by domestic shipyards should be delivered between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Le bureau de Digby déménage le 30 sept

first_imgLe bureau de Digby du ministère des Ressources naturelles déménagera à Cornwallis Park le lundi 30 septembre et aura un nouveau numéro de téléphone. Pour des demandes de renseignements, les gens de la région peuvent composer le 638-2380. Le numéro sans frais 1-800-639-7030 peut être composé ailleurs en Nouvelle-Écosse. -30-last_img

Liberal support just bleeding all over the place poll

first_imgUntil the SNC-Lavalin affair burst into view, the Liberals and Conservatives had been running pretty close to neck-and-neck in most polls; a bump down to earth from the honeymoony post-election period, to be sure, but nothing to panic about. Now, after nearly two months of slowly unfolding scandal and political fallout, those lukewarm numbers from the Before Times probably look pretty gauzy to Liberal partisans.Angus Reid’s most recent poll, released on March 28, has the Liberals trailing by nine percentage points, with 28 per cent support compared to 37 per cent for the Conservatives. That deficit is in the same range other pollsters have found of late, but it’s how they got there that might worry Justin Trudeau’s party. “This is less of a result of the Conservative party surging and more the result of Liberal support just bleeding all over the place,” says Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute.And if the top-level data looks concerning for the governing party, it’s when you zoom in that the topography gets more ominous.Vote retention—the proportion of people who voted for a party in 2015 who say they would choose the same party again this fall—is “rock solid” for the Conservatives, at 88 per cent, while the Liberals would retain 58 per cent of their 2015 voters. And that erstwhile Liberal support has been sprinkled relatively equitably between the Conservatives, NDP and Green party. That suggests that the shift is a stampede away, rather than a dash toward any particular tent.READ MORE: In the abandoned ruins of Ottawa“It does suggest that the bleed or the fleeing from the party at the moment has more to do with an anger at the party and a rejection of what people are seeing today from their government and from their prime minister,” Kurl says. “[If] we saw a clear signal that all of that vote was going NDP, or Conservative, then it would say to me, okay, this has to do with the other leader more than it has to do with the own goals or the self-inflicted wounds of the Liberals. People are just sort of scattering in all directions, it’s a bit of a blast radius.”The big questions are whether the Liberals can draw those exasperated voters back, whether they can do it by October, and how durable that electoral anger is, says Kurl. Those kinds of questions quickly slide into the realm of strategic voting and open up the possibility of a left-of-centre drift to the NDP, she notes, and while Jagmeet Singh’s languishing approval numbers would seem to make that unlikely, elections are full of “never say never” oddities (please see: Mulcair, Thomas c. 2015).In Angus Reid’s polling, Kurl sees a significant gender split, with men far more likely to say they will vote Conservative and the Liberals leading among women. The Liberals just tabled a budget filled with measures aimed at dealing with poverty, income inequality and affordability—all issues that tend to resonate with female voters—but it has been virtually impossible for the government to make any of that messaging heard over the din of SNC.“If there is a saviour right now for the party, it will be the female vote,” says Kurl—but the optics and main characters in this saga are doing them no favours on that front. “They need women. And who are the faces and the standard-bearers of this conflict? It’s two very strong women.”The Liberals fare better with younger voters—the 18-to-34 group is the only demographic slice where they lead all the other parties—while the Tories are more popular with older voters. But young people don’t vote nearly as reliably as their elders, Kurl says, and the 2015 election was an anomaly in which the Trudeau Liberals “managed to grow the vote pie” by persuading young and first-time voters to come out, drawn by issues like marijuana legalization, Trudeau’s cooler-than-thou personal brand and a promise to do politics differently. That image has now curdled badly.“He wasn’t supposed to be your dad’s politician. In terms of the broken brand or the damaged brand, he has turned out to be very much a run-of-the-mill politician, very much a politician cut from the same cloth as previous generations before him,” she says. “Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem, but when you promise to be something else and then you turn out to be just the same, that can have a deflating effect on young voters who came out because they were inspired.”For more than a year after he was elected, Trudeau maintained remarkably high approval ratings and could not seem to put a foot wrong, Kurl notes. Those days are over, and the speed of the tumble is “breathtaking,” she says.Angus Reid’s most recent survey shows 32 per cent of voters strongly or moderately approve of Trudeau’s performance, while 65 per cent disapprove to some degree. That adds up to a net approval rating of -27 per cent for the prime minister, worse than any other party leader by a significant margin (Singh is next at -15 per cent, though it’s worth noting that among the federal leaders, only the Green party’s Elizabeth May enjoys a positive net approval rating).The graph Angus Reid produced to display this voter sentiment features a long, Liberal-red stalactite of disapproval spiking far beyond the negative opinions assigned to the other party leaders.It’s a cautionary tale for building a political party’s brand so firmly around the persona of the leader, says Kurl, and Trudeau and his party are in a uniquely difficult spot for navigating around it. When Jean Chretien faced an unfavourable personal brand, dubbed “yesterday’s man” before he won the leadership of the Liberal party in 1990, he made everything about the team around him, but that does not seem like a plausible option for the Trudeau Liberals.“This is more than an issue of emphasis. Justin Trudeau has been the party. He has been thebrand, he has been the face of government,” says Kurl.  “Justin Trudeau has never talked about the team, and the party has never talked about the team; it’s been the Justin Trudeau show. When the ratings start to go south for the Justin Trudeau show, people are not going to say, ‘Well, there’s a whole bunch of key supporting players here and an ensemble cast, and the storyline is really interesting so I’m going to stick with it.”Instead, she says, “They change the channel.”last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The short video has racked up nearly seven million views. In the past two weeks, Lil Tay herself has scored coverage by the CBC, National Post, Vice, South China Morning Post, and Newsweek. She is on the radar of gossip empire TMZ. Lil Tay could be described as an internet celebrity of sorts. In her online videos, she swears, flashes stacks of cash, poses in luxury cars and homes, and references drugs and trap houses. She is the self-described “youngest flexer of the century.” Recently, she appeared with rapper Chief Keef and collaborated with Jake Paul, a 21-year-old with 15 million YouTube subscribers. Together, they showered the ground with dollar bills next to a Lamborghini. Her abiding ethos is the wanton attainment and celebration of wealth.When Lil Tay first entered the public consciousness a couple of weeks ago, her team mostly avoided commenting to reporters. (It’s not entirely clear if this was intentional or just due to disorganization.) Now, however, Lil Tay and those supporting her are prepared to capitalize on the attention. The family is moving from Vancouver to Los Angeles, where stars are made. One day earlier this month, Lil Tay sat behind the wheel of a white Rolls Royce, her nine-year-old frame barely tall enough for her to see over the dashboard. She drove forward a few feet, lurched to a stop and hopped out. “All y’all grown ass men hating on a nine-year-old. I ain’t got no license, but I just dropped 400 racks on this car, bitch,” she shouted at a camera recording the diatribe for her 2.1 million Instagram followers. A large dog panted nearby in the front seat. His name is Swaggy and he has more than 800,000 Instagram followers. Lil Tay went on to excoriate those who accuse her of being fake and exaggerating her wealth. “If I rented my cars, do you think I be doing this?” Lil Tay gave the Rolls Royce a few swift kicks. Lil Tay, a viral social media star, poses for a portrait at in Los Angeles, California on May 22, 2018. (Photograph by Philip Cheung)last_img read more

Peoples Climate March

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world got together on Sunday to spread the message that our planet is too warm.The People’s Climate March comes just two days ahead of a major climate conference at the United Nations.The activists, scientists and ordinary citizens who care about climate change say there’s been enough talk, it’s time for action.On Sunday they took the first major step.Hundreds of thousands of feet across the globe marched to the same beat.With so many people pushing for major changes to the global economy to stem global warming it will become increasingly difficult for politicians in many countries to ignore the call to action.However, even if governments around the world acknowledge the demand for change, delay in implementing bold action may be as disastrous as doing nothing at all. read more

DQ celebrates birthday with free ice cream

It is a special day Monday for Dairy Queen as the fast food chain celebrates its 75th anniversary with a gift to consumers. As a part of the festivities, visitors can snag a free ice cream cone. The restaurant is accepting donations for the Children’s Miracle Network.Before opening the first Dairy Queen in 1940, co-creator Sherb Noble ran a 10-cent all-you-can eat promotion to spread the word about the new soft serve recipe. by News Staff Posted Mar 16, 2015 8:18 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DQ celebrates birthday with free ice cream read more

Ohio State womens soccer ends scoring skid beat Michigan State 31

Freshman forward Nichelle Prince (7) celebrates a goal with her teammates during a match against Michigan State Oct. 12 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Daniel Rogers / Asst. sports editorThe Ohio State women’s soccer team (8-3-3, 2-2-2) had failed to score since a 3-1 victory against Indiana Sept. 26, but that scoring hiatus ended Saturday as three different Buckeyes found the back of the net on their way to a 3-1 win against Michigan State.“It felt good to get some goals after struggling for the past three games,” sophomore forward Michela Paradiso said. “It feels good, just to remember what (winning) feels like.”Coach Lori Walker said she was also pleased with the effort from her team offensively.“We’ve got the right people in the right places, and (Saturday) we were able to just have the confidence to find the back of the net,” Walker said.The offensive control for OSU started early, outshooting the Spartans 9-3 during the first half.The Buckeyes were able to capitalize on that advantage in the 38th minute, as a header from junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber put OSU on the board first with an assist from Freshman forward Nichelle Prince.“Nichelle got end-line, and that’s what we’ve been working on all week. She played a great ball in the air and I just knocked it in,” Gruber said.Prince would get her own goal in the 72nd minute, giving the Buckeyes a two-goal advantage.The Spartans edged closer with a goal from junior midfielder Nicole Caruso in the 76th minute, assisted by redshirt-sophomore Kirsten Evans.Paradiso put Michigan State (7-5-2, 1-5) away just minutes later, scoring the games final goal in the 80th minute.“I was able to spin the (defender), and then I got the ball back and caught the ball back against her, and toe-poked it with my right foot in the corner (of the net),” Paradiso said.Paradiso said she was also happy with her team’s performance offensively.“It felt much better … we got the ball wide and were able to go end-line on them, and I think we connected a lot better,” she said.A road match against Penn State is up next for the Buckeyes, scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m in University Park, Pa. read more

Liebherr makes investment for the future with expanded Bulle factory

first_imgOver the next six years, the Liebherr Group is set to invest more than €160 million in its development and production site at Bulle in the Swiss canton of Fribourg. Significant capacity expansion in the fields of diesel engines and fuel injection systems will make further growth possible for the company Liebherr Machines Bulle SA. Liebherr develops and produces diesel and gas engines, fuel injection systems, hydraulic components and splitter boxes in Bulle. These are employed partly in mining machines and equipment manufactured by the Liebherr Group, but are also increasingly in demand by customers outside the group.On the one hand, the assembly capacity for diesel engines will be substantially increased. On the other hand, the area used for engine test benches will also be made substantially larger and will cover more than 14,000 m² in the future. This allows for a further strengthening of development activities. New machines in the area of production will not only increase capacity, but also make it possible to expand the range of parts. That is the basis for the further expansion of the engine range at Liebherr Machines Bulle, which currently covers six basic engines from the four-cylinder inline engine to the twelve-cylinder V-engine.Production of Common Rail fuel injection systems, which have been manufactured in Bulle since 2012, should be increased to more than 100,000 units per year. Liebherr will thus create the necessary preconditions for increasingly and reliably supplying to external customers. The new factory section for the development and production of fuel injection systems will cover an area of 9,000 m² and is due to be opened in 2016. The building will be spatially separate from the engine and hydraulics production and will feature highly automated assembly lines and quality assurance systems in line with automotive industry standards. The planned expansion of the precision parts production facilities will mean a significant increase in the depth of production in the field of Common Rail systems and bring with it a high degree of availability.The modernisation of the service and logistics infrastructure with a new warehouse and logistics centre, and the expansion of the training centre will benefit all parts of the site. These measures will also mean a reorganisation of the processes and material flows, which should bring about a substantial increase in productivity with reduced space requirements.last_img read more

Jeux dargent et de hasard en ligne la loi adoptée par lAssemblée

first_imgJeux d’argent et de hasard en ligne : la loi adoptée par l’Assemblée nationaleFrance – La loi sur les jeux d’argent et de hasard sur Internet a été adoptée par l’Assemblée nationale mardi dernier. Elle avait déjà été adoptée en première lecture par les deux chambres en octobre et février derniers.Jusqu’ici, le monopole des jeux d’argent était détenu par la Française des Jeux, le PMU et les casinos, mais à l’approche de la Coupe du monde de football, qui aura lieu en Afrique du Sud, il risque d’y avoir de gros bénéfices à faire. En effet, les sites de jeux en ligne et de paris sportifs et hippiques, qui étaient illégaux jusqu’alors, ne rapportaient pas un seul euro à l’État. Tous les bénéfices partaient à l’étranger, d’où l’adoption de cette loi qui pourrait renflouer les caisses de l’État de plusieurs millions, voire milliards d’euros de TVA.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Le projet a été adopté avec 299 voix pour, essentiellement en provenance de députés UMP et Nouveau Centre et 223 voix contre. Toutefois, l’État doit encore obtenir l’accord de la Commission européenne ainsi que celui du Conseil d’État, mais cela devrait se faire sans obstacle. L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (Arjel) sera mise en place afin de faire entrer en vigueur la loi. Elle délivrera des licences d’une durée de cinq ans aux opérateurs qui le souhaitent. Les opérateurs ne respectant pas la loi risqueront trois ans de prison ainsi qu’une amende de 45.000 euros. Aujourd’hui, quelque 25.000 sites de jeux en ligne illégaux seraient présents sur la Toile.Il faut noter que les jeux de casino en ligne ne sont pas concernés par cette loi et restent donc illégaux. En ce qui concerne les paris hippiques et sportifs, l’État bénéficiera de 7,5% de la mise du joueur, et de 2% pour le poker.Le 7 avril 2010 à 16:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Inondations en Australie une nouvelle montée des eaux attendue

first_imgInondations en Australie : une nouvelle montée des eaux attendueLes inondations sans précédent qui affectent le nord-est de l’Australie depuis Noël devraient connaître un pic aujourd’hui. Une nouvelle montée des eaux est attendue avec crainte dans cette vaste zone du pays, où plusieurs centaines de milliers de personnes ont dû abandonner leur maison depuis des jours. Ce sont désormais plus de quarante villes australiennes qui sont touchées par ces inondations, les plus graves que le pays ait connu depuis un demi-siècle. Les habitants des régions situées en aval de Rockhampton se préparent à subir à leur tour cette montée des eaux. Une montée des eaux qui devrait connaître un pic aujourd’hui, à cause de fortes précipitations, a annoncé le Premier ministre du Queensland, Anna Bligh. Par ailleurs, une alerte aux orages a été émise aujourd’hui.En attendant, la population essaie tant bien que mal de contenir les débordements des rivières. Notamment la rivière Fiztroy, qui arrose la ville sinistrée de Rockhampton (75.000 habitants). Elle devrait atteindre 9,40 mètres, ce qui est largement au-dessus de son niveau d’alerte. Cela ne doit pas bouger avant au moins une semaine, ont estimé les services météorologiques australiens.Pour aider les Australiens à s’en sortir, plusieurs hélicoptères ont à nouveau été mobilisés. “Il y a des milliers de nos concitoyens qui ont besoin de notre aide”, a déclaré Anna Bligh.De plus, l’industrie minière locale est lourdement touchée. Les inondations auraient déjà coûté un milliard de dollars australiens (754 millions d’euros) en retard de production.Depuis plusieurs jours, les services de secours craignent la prolifération de moustiques porteurs de maladies, ainsi que la présence, parmi la population, de serpents venimeux et de crocodiles.Ces inondations, qualifiées de “bibliques” par les autorités, affectent plus de 200.000 personnes sur une zone grande comme la France et l’Allemagne réunies. Le 5 janvier 2011 à 08:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Family in wrongway crash still hurting but stronger

first_imgUntil about 11 months ago, Ericka Gorremans described herself as the kind of mother who danced with her kids and made dinner every night. She spent her days taking care of the children of her siblings, earning a stipend from the state for doing so. Her 6-year-old nephew, Henry Babitzke, was living with her, sharing a room with her son Clayton Andison, who is now 11. But on Feb. 28, the life Gorremans knew changed when a car headed south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 collided with her 2008 Nissan Altima. Henry, the son of her closest sister, died from his injuries.While her family continues to grapple with the loss, Gorremans said she’s trying to deal with the other ways the crash has changed her life.Because she fractured her hip, crushed her hand and suffered a concussion, Gorremans is less mobile. She mostly uses a wheelchair to get around while she relearns how to walk. She takes 21 pills a day for the pain, which she said is constant. She has undergone five surgeries and has one more scheduled. Doctors have told her that they aren’t sure about her long-term prognosis, except to say that she won’t be the same. Clayton’s tibia was fractured in the crash, and though he can walk now, he will never be able to play sports because a re-injury could make things much worse.last_img read more

CM YS Jagan behaves like a faction leader MLA Butchaiah

first_imgAmaravati: The TDP senior leader and MLA Gorantla Butchaiah Chowdary alleged that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government is looking to demolish the 73,000 buildings on the river banks across the state. In the same way how they did to the Praja Vedika on the Karakatta. Speaking to media on Thursday, Butchaiah Chowdary questioned the government that can it remove the Krishnalanga in Vijayawada and the spiritual centres of various religions along the Godavari riverside? He criticized that CM YS Jagan is making a hundred mistakes for one mistake and in this 40 days rule he behaved like a faction leader.last_img read more

Brain Stimulation Clinic opens at CARE Hospitals

first_imgBanjara Hills: A Deep Brain Stimulation Clinic was inaugurated by Dr JMK Murthy, Head of the Department of Neurology, Care Hospitals, here on Tuesday. DBS Clinic offers Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgeries and other similar services to treat a wide spectrum of diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, Dystonia, Essential Tremor, Intractable Spasticity dyskinesia, depression and chronic pain among others. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us DBS is the advanced treatment option available for Parkinson’s disease with motor fluctuations and side-effects from medicine. USA FDA has now approved this to be offered to patients early in the disease progression stage rather than waiting till the end. There is no definitive preventive strategy for Parkinson’s disease. A healthy lifestyle and early diagnosis are helpful in disability limitation and care planning. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Prevalence of Parkinson’s disease in India is around 300-400 out of 100,000, which is expected to multiply by 2030. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic disabling neurological condition affecting people who are 60 years and above. When 80% of cell loss occurs in the brain, the first symptoms of Parkinson’s disease appear. Usually, Parkinson’s disease is manifested by tremors affecting initially one side of the body and later on both sides of the body, slowness in movement, change in handwriting, alteration in voice, balance disturbances and rigidity.last_img read more

Blackbird shapeshifting vehicle is every perfect car youve seen in a c

first_imgAd agencies must work unbelievably hard to shoot the perfect car commercial… right? Don’t be silly. They’re cheating, and they’re using this unassuming black EV to do it.This minimalist ride is the Blackbird, and it’s a master of impersonation. It was created by the automotive enthusiasts at The Mill, and they’ve been using it to create reels of “immaculate and photo-real CG cars” for just about every brand that slaps an emblem on a vehicle.How does a single car stand in for everything from a two-door Porsche coupe to a Honda Ridgeline to a four-door Scion compact? It’s more than just really impressive CG that makes it happen.The Blackbird in the midst of an identity crisisThe Blackbird, like the avians it’s named after, is a very capable mimic. Its wheelbase can be lengthened by up to four feet and it can widen itself by up to four inches. Steering and suspension can also be tuned to match just about any vehicle on the road. Slap on the actual rims and tires the production car is going to wear, and the Blackbird is ready for its closeup.Why would an automaker want The Mill to use the Blackbird instead of their actual car? There are plenty of good reasons, and secrecy is a big one. Work on ad campaigns often starts before designs are finalized. Shooting with the Blackbird means that the look can be tweaked by CG artists to match the real thing when it’s time for the big premier.It’s also not easy to keep auto journalists from sneaking covert shots of new vehicles before they’re unveiled. With the Blackbird on the open road, all that’s revealed is that someone is shooting an ad for a car. Or a truck. Or a minivan. It keeps the element of surprise in play.And when your CG crew is as good as the one at The Mill, why bother worrying about things like shooting at a specific time of day to capture the right light or planning the perfect day to shoot only to be thwarted by Mother Nature? Just shoot with the Blackbird and clean it up in post, like they did in these ads for Nissan, Mercedes, Scion, Toyota, Chevy…last_img read more

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first_img News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | June 13, 2019 iCAD Introduces ProFound AI for 2D Mammography in Europe iCAD Inc. announced the launch of ProFound AI for 2D Mammography in Europe. This software is the latest addition to… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. October 8, 2008 – The Medipattern Corp. said that a study abstract, showing a statistically significant increase in diagnostic accuracy when using B-CAD Version 2 on lesions less than 1 cm in size, has been published in the October 2008 issue of the “American Journal of Clinical Oncology.” The study was conducted at the PLA301 Hospital in Beijing, China using the global version of B-CAD Version 2, and reported in the paper “The Value of Computer-Aided Detection for Breast Ultra-Sonography (B-CAD) in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer” by principal authors Jun Lai Li, M.D. and Dan Fei Song, M.D. The study is based upon 100 confirmed biopsied cases, comparing the diagnostic accuracy of three reading scenarios: a single physician, double reading with two physicians and a single physician reading with B-CAD. The accuracy of the single physician increased with B-CAD in all categories. The most striking result shows a statistically significant 44 percent improvement in diagnostic accuracy for the single reader with B-CAD V2 on lesions less than 1 cm in size (n equals 9).“Finding small cancers is a particularly important part of our overall goal to find cancer in its earliest stage while it is still treatable,” notes Dr. Li in the paper. “Yet small cancers present doctors with their greatest challenge as it is one of the main reasons for misdiagnosis. B-CAD can assist doctors in focusing on these easily overlooked important details and increase the detection rate of small breast cancers. The study also finds that CAD is a very useful tool for China’s current needs; a single doctor with B-CAD can perform as well as two doctors reading together. A single doctor with B-CAD is far more efficient and economical than using our limited skilled resources for double reading.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019 Progenics Pharmaceuticals Collaborating With Veterans Affairs on AI Cancer Imaging Research Program Oncology company Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | June 12, 2019 Three Palm Software Releases WorkstationOne Version 1.8.8 Three Palm Software announced the release of the 1.8.8 version of its breast imaging workstation, WorkstationOne. This… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | October 07, 2008 B-CAD V2 Shown to Increase Diagnostic Accuracy by 44 Percent Related Content Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Computer-Aided Detection Software | May 21, 2019 MaxQ AI Launches Accipio Ax Slice-Level Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection Medical diagnostic artificial intelligence (AI) company MaxQ AI announced that Accipio Ax will begin shipping in August… read morelast_img read more