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In his own words Firefighter tells how he caught kids dropped from

In his own words Firefighter tells how he caught kids dropped from

first_imgWINDSOR, N.S. — A Nova Scotia couple was forced to drop their baby and toddler from the second floor of their fast-burning house into the waiting arms of a firefighter early Thursday.Windsor, N.S., fire Chief Jamie Juteau spoke to The Canadian Press about the dramatic rescue, which saw volunteer firefighters, police, neighbours and bystanders work together to save the family of four from the blaze.Here’s his account of what happened, as told to reporter Brett Bundale:—We’re volunteer firefighters here in Windsor, so we were at our residences. At roughly 2:15 in the morning, a call came in from our dispatcher that a vehicle was on fire and it was spreading to a house. As I was leaving my residence, the dispatcher said we were getting multiple calls and the house is now on fire.  When I arrived on the scene, there were two vehicles on fire in the front of the building, and the whole front of the building was also on fire and you could tell it was into the attic. You can read the smoke, so you could tell that.  As I got out of my vehicle, I was met by a firefighter from another department who happens to live in the area, who advised me that they had people out of the building on one side of the duplex, but that there could be issues on the opposite side.I went around the side of the house and I could hear people yelling.They were on a second floor balcony out back, like the deck. They couldn’t get out the front, the whole front was on fire.One guy was holding a toddler like, over the deck’s privacy wall. It was about four feet tall. They couldn’t get down off of there, so I just told him, ‘Drop him,’ and I got him. I ran and took him over to a civilian who took him to the ambulance. I went back and they dropped another one, a baby, who was in a car seat.Then the other firefighter who was there from the other department was helping the gentleman and the lady. He told them to kick the wall down and gentlemen jumped off one side, and we helped him out of the bushes. And then the firefighter and the Mountie helped the mom step across the void and onto the baby barn and then they got her down. So it really went well. They were fine.It was actually the neighbour (living on the other side of the duplex) who made a big difference. The neighbour noticed the fire in the first place, came out the front door, went up and actually roused the neighbours on one side and woke them up and got them to get out. It was a very brave thing to do, and had she not done that I would be fearful of what the outcome would be today.Then she let her neighbours (on the other side of the duplex) know, but by that point they couldn’t get out the front because the whole front was on fire.  I feel that the neighbour really made a difference here.Then we turned our concern to the burning building, as it was in very close proximity to other buildings on that street. We have to contain the fire at that point from spreading up to the street. And luckily we did that. There was some minor melted siding on a neighbouring building, but otherwise it didn’t spread. My crews are very efficient. They know their job. They did exactly what they’re trained to do.It is nice to see something work out.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Condemning violence in Yemen UN rights chief urges protection of civilians

Condemning violence in Yemen UN rights chief urges protection of civilians

6 December 2011The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the killing of unarmed civilians in Yemen in recent days, and stressed that lethal force and heavy weapons must not be used against peaceful protesters. There are reports of more than 20 people being killed in the southern city of Taiz since last Thursday, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). This is despite the recent signing of an accord to restore peace and stability in the country, which has been rocked by civil unrest and violence since the start of pro-democracy protests earlier this year.“It is appalling and extremely disappointing that despite the successive deals and ceasefires, Government security forces continue to use live ammunition against unarmed protestors,” said High Commissioner Navi Pillay.According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), three children have been killed and seven injured in the latest violence in Taiz, bringing the total number of children killed since March to 138 and those injured to 568. A three-month-old child, killed on 1 December, is among the dead.Ms. Pillay stressed that violence is not the way to resolve the current difficulties in Yemen. “The Government must immediately ensure that lethal force and heavy weapons are not used against peaceful demonstrators. “Human rights violations in Taiz must be independently investigated, the results of the investigation must be made public, and those responsible must be brought to justice without delay,” she added.The High Commissioner also called on the Government to grant immediate access to her staff to enable independent assessment of the human rights situation on the ground. The Yemen Humanitarian Country Team, comprising UN agencies and international and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), have also called for the protection of civilians in Taiz after the latest killings. Elisabeth Byrs of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told reporters in Geneva that the violence continues, despite a ceasefire agreement reached on Sunday. It is reported that heavy shelling and street fighting have damaged civilian neighbourhoods and forced many residents to flee their homes.The country team, in a statement, called on all armed actors involved in the conflict in Taiz to ensure the safety and protection of all civilians in accordance with universally recognized principles of human rights and international humanitarian law, Ms. Byrs added. The protests that began earlier this year in Yemen are part of a broader pro-democracy movement that has swept across North Africa and the Middle East this year. Under the political agreement reached two weeks ago, President Ali Abdullah Saleh will hand over his powers to Vice-President Abed Rabbo Mansour al-Hadi and presidential elections will be staged within 90 days. Over the next two years, a government of national unity will establish a national dialogue to ensure that a broad section of society takes part in determining Yemen’s future, with a constitutional review to follow. read more

Transport News Brief – Monday 3 November 2008

Transport News Brief – Monday 3 November 2008

Transport News Brief Week 45, Monday 3 November 2008 No approval – no sale – no minibus On 27 November, 2008, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders plans a specially seminar on minibus Type Approval seminar. Held at Scania’s Milton Keynes office, the event is specifically for minibus makers and their suppliers and the dealers that order minibus conversions. The aim is to explain the coming EU Type Approval law and its implications for all firms in the supply chain. The seminar will discuss the importance of choosing the right road to certification – particularly important for the minibus sector as ECE legislation offers a more up-to-date and continually evolving alternative to the EU Bus and Coach Construction Directive. The event starts at 10.00 and finishes at 13.00. Places costs £50.00 including VAT and SMMT members get a £10.00 discount. More from Suzy Kelham on +44 (0)2 073 449 234 or kelham@smmt.co.uk CV Show 2009 – six months to go and looking good Six months since record numbers of visitors attended the 2008 Commercial Vehicle Show, on-line registration just opened for the 2009 event. With six months before the doors open on 28 April, over 350 exhibitors have already booked more than 70,000m2 of space at the NEC, Birmingham. “This is further proof, if proof were needed, of just how successful the CV Show has become,” said Roger King, boss of the Road Haulage Association. With the accent firmly on cutting operator’s costs and caring for the environment, exhibitors will show the very latest transport, distribution and logistics equipment and systems. “The CV Show is now the only transport show in Europe run by an industry for an industry. If your business is freight transport, then the 2009 CV Show is the place to go. If you mean business, you just can’t afford to miss it.” More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or rdickeson@smmt.co.uk Hybrid bus project gets a boost Volvo Buses just got the first order for its new single-deck hybrid bus, the Volvo 7700 Hybrid. Sales-Lentz, Luxembourg’s largest travel and transport company has ordered six hybrid buses for delivery in 2009. Launched at the Hannover truck and bus show the new model offers 30% fuel savings. Volvo says many of Europe’s bus operators have shown interest in the new bus but Sales-Lentz placed the first order. Volvo will announce a double-deck version at this weeks’ Euro Bus Expo at the NEC. The firm says the new double-decker is to Transport for London specification ad it is confident of very strong interest. More from Per-Martin Johansson on +46 31 322 52 00 or per-martin.johansson@volvo.com Porche to make an offer for Scania News service just-auto.com reports that Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority said the country’s takeover rules mean that Porsche would need to make an offer for Scania if its stake in Volkswagen rises above 50%. VW is Scania’ biggest shareholder with 37.73% of the firm’s shares and 68.60% of votes. More from www.just-auto.com European dealers wanted After the recent and successful launch of its new Monityre tyre pressure monitoring system in the UK, Safe Europe plc now wants a network of dealers across the rest of Europe. The firm says already has several outfits keen to do business in Germany and the Benelux countries. Safe Europe’s Monityre tyre pressure monitoring system allows operators to accurately and easily monitor tyre pressures across a fleet, cutting fuel costs and emissions and increasing tyre life. More from David Nash on +44 (0)1 614 567 870 or quadpr@globalnet.co.uk Dennis Eagle backs Municipal Show Garbage truck maker Dennis Eagle says it will be back at the Municipal show for the fourth year running. The event is big and specialist part of next year’s Commercial Vehicle Show. “We have been attending the CV Show for the last three years and have seen it go from strength to strength,” said Norman Thoday, the firm’s MD. “The introduction of the municipal hall was – and still is – a twofold success. Vehicle makers prefer being part of a dedicated area, as opposed to being placed next to a stand belonging to a completely different industry. And when time is money, it enables our visitors to optimise their time at the Show”. More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or rdickeson@smmt.co.uk Continental wins recognition from Deutsche Post Continental Tyre Group says it has been ‘recognized as one of the most improved suppliers’ in the first Global Supplier Day run by Deutsche Post World Net, which says it is the world’s leading logistics group. More from Belle Moss on +44 (0)2 074 948 050 or bmoss@automotivepr.com Municipal 2009 on target for growth Municipal 2009 opens on 28 April at the NEC Birmingham. Many exhibitors from previous years have already booked, with Dennis Eagle, Farid, Faun, Geesink Norba, Heil and Zoeller returning for a fourth straight year. Space in the special hall is almost sold out- much of it to new exhibitors – with only a couple of stands remaining and still five months to go before the show opens. “As a key zone within the Commercial Vehicle Show – the UK’s number one transport and logistics event – Municipal offers much more than a specialist sector show,” said Tony Young, CV Show manager. “The CV Show is now the ultimate supermarket for municipal authority buyers, offering everything from tyres to lubricants, maintenance equipment to logistics systems and software, as well as vehicles of all weights and sizes.” Municipal 2009 runs from 28-30 April 2009 at the NEC Birmingham. More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or rdickeson@smmt.co.uk Scania wins record truck order in Brazil Scania is delivering 260 tipper trucks to the Brazilian firm Odebrecht. The deal includes driver training and on-board transport planning computers. It is the largest single truck order in Scania’s 51-years in Brazil. Odebrecht is Latin America’s largest engineering and construction company. More from Hans-Ã…ke Danielsson on +46-8-55 38 10 00 or hans-ake.danielsson@scania.com Separate specialist vehicle stand for MAN at Municipal Show For the second year running, truck maker MAN Truck and Bus UK plans a separate stand in the Municipal Show next to exhibit its specialist vehicles. The event is big and special zone in next year’s Commercial Vehicle Show. “Having a separate stand in Municipal 2008 presented a great opportunity to show our specialist range, as a result of which we have seen sales grow strongly,” said Andrew Young, defence and government sales manager at MAN. We are repeating the exercise in 2009 to underline our direct commitment to the great many specialist vehicle markets in which we operate, including those within local and central government.” Municipal 2009 runs from 28-30 April 2009 at the NEC Birmingham. More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or rdickeson@smmt.co.uk Citroën’s ready to run scheme grows for 2009 Citroën says it has expanded its Ready to Run special vehicle programme for 2009. There are now over 80 specially converted Citroën vans and light trucks in the 2009 Ready to Run programme, which includes Nemo, Berlingo First, new Berlingo, Dispatch and Relay models. “We’ve moved Ready to Run even further ahead of the competition with significant upgrades and unique new conversions,” said Robert Handyside, Citroën’s commercial vehicle operations manager. “These include Somers chiller conversions for the Nemo and new chiller and freezer conversions and freezer box-bodies on Berlingo and Relay chassis cabs. Also, the Ready to Run 2009 programme includes new Nemo, Berlingo First and new Berlingo dual fuel conversions and new Berlingo Supertrucks glass carrying conversions. And, for the first time in the UK, Citroën’s Ready to Run programme includes Somers temperature-controlled conversions of dual-fuel vans. More from Phil Reed on +44 (0)2 086 684 048 or leadingpr@aol.com Euro Bus Expo opens this week The organisers of Euro Bus Expo, which opens on Tuesday 4 November at the NEC near Birmingham, say it will be a record breaking show with over 300 exhibitors from 21 countries. There are 136 are new exhibitor and 180 buses and coaches, up 20% on the last even, two years ago. “Visitors numbers could be at an all time high too,” says Arne Schuldt, marketing and PR executive for the organisers. “If pre-registrations are anything to go by, they will be well ahead of previous years.” More from www.eurobusexpo.com More action needed on work-related road safety The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents just welcomed a report from the House of Commons Transport Committee saying that more must be done to investigate deaths in work-related road accidents. The report says “It is anomalous that the vast majority of work-related deaths are not examined by the Health and Safety Executive, purely because they occur on the roads. There were between 750 and 1,000 deaths on the road last year linked to someone being at work. Kevin Clinton, Rospa’s head of road safety says the organisation has campaigned on managing occupational road risk for more than 10 years, “we believe the Health and Safety Executive could have a much greater part in this.”  More from Roger Vincent on +44 (0)1 212 482 134 or rvincent@rospa.com Maxus brings relief Carter Cabin Hire, which supplies portable buildings across East Anglia, just put two Maxus light trucks with dropside bodies work carrying portable toilets across the region. The two new trucks have tail lifts and 1,250l water tanks. Ford and Slater Peterborough won the deal.  More from Sue Foster on +44 (0)1 902 714 957 or suefoster@connect-group.com First new Volvo for Cliffs Coaches High Wycombe’s Cliffs Coaches just got its first new Volvo coach, a tri-axle 9700 Prestige Plus. The new vehicle joins an eight-strong fleet vehicle. It has a range of safety features that Volvo says make it ‘particularly suitable for schools’ travel.’ The 53 leather seats are arranged theatre-style and each seat has three-point seat belt. The coach also has climate control, a servery, toilet and Volvo Sound & Vision entertainment system. The 30 year-old firm does private hire, contracts, airport transfers and corporate contracts around the London and High Wycombe area and Schools into Europe business. More from Don Johnston on +44 (0)1 926 414 553 or don.johnston@volvo.com New cryogenic cooling from Thermo King Thermo King has launched a new cryogenic cooling system, Green CryoTech which uses recycled liquid CO2 as a coolant. The firm says this means that customers can now get better temperature control and cut noise, emissions and their carbon footprints. Thermo King’s CO2 technology is not the only cryogenic system, but it is unusual as it provides airflow in the load space and, unlike other systems, exhausts the cryogen outside the load space rather than injecting liquid coolant directly into the cargo area. This provides a significant health and safety benefit. The firm says it has two variants: the CO2 Hybrid, for use on a conventional diesel-powered truck cooling system; and the ST-CR for use on both single and multi temperature truck operations. There is also a new multi-temperature trailer system in development. More from Bram Robichez on +32 2 714 57 59 or bram_robichez@eu.thermoking.com Low carbon vehicle event Cenex, the Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Centre of Excellence, ran a successful low carbon vehicle event at Millbrook Proving Ground last week, on behalf of the Technology Strategy Board. More than 850 visitors had the chance to drive a range of low-carbon demonstrators including pure electric, fuel-cell and different types of hybrid vehicles. An exhibition, presentations and workshops meant firms could show their ability to develop low-carbon solutions. The event also coincided with the announcement of a £100m investment scheme for low-carbon vehicles, part of the government’s Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation Platform. More from Mike Hyatt on +44 (0)20 7344 9205 or mikehyatt@smmt.co.uk Two Volvo firsts for the Mannings fleet Mannings Coaches just got two new Volvo coaches – a B12B with Jonckheere bodywork and a tri-axle Volvo 9700 Prestige Plus for its 13 strong fleet. Both are firsts for the Limerick based company and both use the same model chassis and similar drive-lines. The B12B’s 12 litre Volvo engine is rated at 420hp while that in the 13 metre 9700 coach is rated at 460hp. Both drive through I-Shift gearboxes.  A family business for over 40 years, Mannings does a wide range of work including day trips, touring holidays, golfing breaks, airport transfer, schools and corporate work. More from Don Johnston on +44 (0)1 926 414 553 or don.johnston@volvo.com SMMT meets key London transport policy makers SMMT’s Policy team and members met several members of the Greater London authority Transport Committee and researchers at City Hall last week to talk about the opportunities for low-carbon and electric vehicle technologies. The committee plays an important role to play in checking and evaluating the Mayor’s and TfL’s plans for policies in London, including congestion charging. More from Eva de Marchi Taylor on +44(0)2 073 449 221 or edemarchitaylor@smmt.co.uk Synthetic oil cuts cost for bus operator Plymouth City Bus, with a fleet of over 170 buses, has used synthetic oils in gearboxes increase oil change intervals by over three times, to 6,000 hours. This cut costs and hiked operating efficiency. “Synthetic oils have inherent viscous advantages over conventional blended fluids,” says Sean McGrath for Allison UK. “Additives are chosen specifically to enhance anti-oxidant properties, resulting in a more durable and stable transmission fluid that lasts considerably longer.” Allison offers TranSynd oil, but says that any fluid that meets the TES295 specification can deliver the same efficiency benefits as Plymouth City Bus. More from Nick Bailey on +44(0)1 295 277 050 or nick.bailey@m-eng.com Places available for Automechanika Moscow The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says it still has places available on its exhibitor trip to Automechanika Moscow on 3-5 March 2009. The trip has partial sponsorship form the UK Department of Trade and Industry. The exhibition is being held in the centre of Moscow at the Krasnaya Presnya Expocenter. “Spaces are limited but any company, primarily in the original equipment or aftermarket that wants to attack the Russian market and be part of this trip should give me a call,” said Russell Murty of the Society’s International Department. More from Russell Murty on +44 (0)2 073 449 229 or rmurty@smmt.co.uk Green group says new automotive refrigerant is dangerous The SMMT’s Week in Brussels says German Green group Deutsche Umwelthilfe say a new refrigerant, 1234yf, being tested by the automotive industry for possible use in automotive air-conditioning systems is “flammable” and produces “highly toxic gases.” Industry is testing alternatives to refrigerant HFC-134a, which will be phased-out from 2011. Honeywell and DuPont, the makers of 1234yf, say it is neither toxic nor dangerously inflammable. Honeywell has threatened legal action over the claims. More from Eva de Marchi Taylor on +44(0)2 073 449 221 or edemarchitaylor@smmt.co.uk Norway may ban “polluting cars” The SMMT’s Week in Brussels reports that Norwegian environment minister Erik Solheim, may ban “tens of thousands” of polluting cars from Norway to meet the country’s ambitious target of cutting CO2 emissions by 30% at 1990 levels by 2020. In the public sector, electric vehicles could be made mandatory. The minister thinks that the financial crisis is an opportunity for dramatic innovation. Norway also plans to become carbon neutral by 2020. More from Eva de Marchi Taylor on +44(0)2 073 449 221 or edemarchitaylor@smmt.co.uk New BrakeCheck Series 2 Aide automotive just recently released its new BrakeCheck Series 2 portable brake tester for commercial vehicle inspection sheets. The firm says any ‘O’ licence operator can use the kit to meet Vosa requirements for a brake test or inspection every six weeks. The system also gives a hard copy print out. “It is the ideal brake tester for most operators; easy to use and cost effective,” said the firm’s Matthew Burke., who says BrakeCheck is the UK’s leading decelerometer, with customers including Biffa Waste, Scania GB, Volvo, Stagecoach & TDG. Matthew Burke aide automotive ltd 01 158 45 6471 or shoponline@aideautomotive.com RHA wins concessions on Manchester Charging Scheme The Road Haulage Association says it welcomes the news that the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities will delay its plans for a congestion charge on trucks. Before truckers are asked to pay for the privilege the AGMA wants evidence that there are real cost savings for hauliers from reduced congestion. The RHA is also pleased that AGMA has recognized the vital role trucks play in the economic competitiveness of the region. More from Kate Gibbs on +44 (0)1 932 838 917 or kate.gibbs@rha.net Bucking the trend at W Trailers Specialist trailer maker W Trailer Co of Keighley says it has over £600,000 to spend on the introduction of advanced manufacturing processes. This, the firm says, will “bring innovative products to the trailer market and open the door for expansion into new markets in 2009 and 2010.” The firm will have a new management team and directors and management team, lead by existing MD Graeme Wilson. The firm says it is development new multi-deck trailers that “will revolutionise” their design. “With the help of this investment, we aim to make W Trailers a key player in the design and build sector,” said Wilson.  More from Graeme Wilson +44 (0)1 535 611 911 or graeme@wtrailer.co.uk And finally New Scientist’s Feedback column reports that during their weekly shopping, readers Joan a James Williams came across a box of Lyons mince pies, complete with a picture of a jolly snowman and the slogan “Great for Christmas”. On the side of the box was best-before date: 17 November. More from www.newscientist.comClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Pacers And George Still Have Plenty To Play For

Pacers And George Still Have Plenty To Play For

Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered a horrifying injury on Friday night in a scrimmage with his teammates on the United States national team. The good news is that surgery on George’s right leg was successful, and he’s in admirable spirits. Furthermore, George’s history of staying relatively healthy in the past could portend a quicker and more complete recovery. Still, George is expected to miss all of next season. The Pacers went 56-26 last season with George, a total that is only occasionally good enough to translate into a title. The NBA is not a very forgiving sport; any and all weaknesses are exposed over the course of a full season: Losing George would almost almost certainly take them out of title contention for next year.But like the Chicago Bulls — who adapted around a season-ending injury to Derrick Rose last year — the Pacers are a well-coached and well-managed team in a reasonably good salary cap situation. That means they could maintain respectability next season even without George — or rebuild for 2015-16 and beyond with him.We can consider what the Pacers might look like next season assuming that George doesn’t play but they otherwise don’t make changes to their roster. I’ll do that by running a projection based on the technique described here, which evaluates players based on their age and performance over the past three regular seasons. In contrast to the previous article, which used a metric called statistical-plus minus, I used ESPN’s NBA Real Plus Minus, which better accounts for a player’s defense — a key consideration whenever you’re talking about the Pacers. (The projection for Croatian Damjan Rudez, the recent Pacers pick up who has not played in the NBA, assumes that he’ll be halfway between league-average and replacement level.)This method projects the Pacers to a 44-38 record, which last year would have translated into a No. 5 or No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference. It assumes the Pacers will stand pat with their current roster, but they may have the opportunity to sign another rotation player by using a disabled player exception to the salary cap.Obviously, there’s a huge amount of uncertainty around this forecast. An unselfish roster like Indiana’s might seem better equipped to adapt to the loss of any one player. But the Pacers already had a lot of trouble generating shots with George in the lineup — it will be even harder without him. And while the Pacers should still be strong on defense, the ferocious effort they put forth on the defensive side of the ball could vary as the team’s spirits do.The Pacers’ other option would be sacrifice the season by dealing Roy Hibbert and David West. That would leave them with only George, point guard George Hill, Rudez and Ian Mahimni signed for the 2015-16 season — a salary commitment of just $30 million total. With cap room and draft picks and good coaching and scouting, there would be the opportunity to build another very good lineup around George, who would be just 25 years old at the start of the 2015-16 season. The injury was an unfair blow to George, but if he can recover, he and the Pacers still have plenty to look forward to. read more

Tressel Pryor search for redemption

Tressel Pryor search for redemption

The Toledo Rockets provided what, on paper, seemed to be a good opportunity for Ohio State to bounce back after the tough loss to USC last week. It also provided the opportunity for a huge letdown game following a tough loss, something the Buckeyes nearly fell victim to last season. After last year’s loss to USC, OSU struggled early against Troy University in Terrelle Pryor’s first collegiate start. The Buckeyes led only 14-10 going into the fourth quarter before eventually pulling away, 28-10. But thanks to a fast start from the passing game, a dominant defensive performance and some coaching adjustments after last week’s loss, Buckeye fans weren’t left biting their nails late in the game. Fast-starting SanzenbacherJunior receiver Dane Sanzenbacher’s 76- and 18-yard touchdown receptions punctuated the first two OSU drives of the game. He now has a team high of three receiving touchdowns this year, and all three have come within the first two drives of a game. In addition, he had a 56-yard catch that set up a Dan Herron touchdown run on the second possession versus USC.“I feel like that always helps our offense, when we can get on the board first and get a good drive to start off,” said Sanzenbacher. “It feels good to be able to come out there after having to talk about the loss all week and to make a play.”With his offense struggling in the passing game all season, coach Jim Tressel was especially thankful for Sanzenbacher getting the unit off to a good start.“Dane made some big plays for us,” he said. “He’s a steady guy, nothing bothers him. He got thrust into the holder’s role today because of [punter] Jonathan Thoma’s illness, and he handled that well also.”Sanzenbacher, a Toledo native, was bothered about one thing, and that was how his performance might affect his standing back home. Tressel shared what Dane said to him on the way to the locker room.“I said to him, ‘Man, you kinda took it to your hometown guys,’ and he said, ‘Well, if I didn’t do well I couldn’t go home, but now I’m wondering if I can’t go home because I did so well.’”Tressel, Pryor attempt to silence criticsNever had the quarterback sneak been as popular with fans as it was this past week with Buckeye fans. With many calling into question Tressel’s decisions to hand the ball off in the backfield rather than plowing ahead with Pryor for short yardage on third and fourth downs against USC, the Toledo game likely came as a relief to many.The Buckeyes converted a third-and-one early in the game on a quarterback keeper, and then Pryor put it in the end zone on the same play in the third quarter. Tressel appeared frustrated early in the week when asked about the messages he’d been sent from fans calling into question his play calling. But after a big win on Saturday, he was able to find humor in the situation.“You guys brought up all that stuff about e-mails, well a lot of those e-mails were from my offensive staff, so they must have gotten their point across” he joked.As for Terrelle Pryor, he seemed to play more like the dual-threat quarterback that showed so much promise a year ago, as he finished the day with a career-high 262 yards passing and three touchdowns, to go along with his 110 yards and a score on the ground.But he also had two interceptions on throws that had the stadium groaning before they ever entered a Rocket defender’s hands. Tressel said it was something Pryor would have to work on, but the mistakes could be largely attributed to an aggressive Toledo defense.“He knows he has to eliminate turnovers,” Tressel said. “They [Toledo] were a hard team to read. They were blitzing nearly every down from all over the place.”Although he made a couple poor decisions, Pryor and the rest of the offense stepped up on third downs, which plagued them against USC, converting 11 of 17.Regardless of success or failure, Pryor insists he and the team haven’t let the fans or media get into their heads.“We don’t pay attention to the criticism,” he said. “We love you guys, but we don’t listen to you.”Defense dominatesComing into the game, Toledo was averaging 42.5 points per game to go along with their nearly 560 yards of offense per game. On Saturday, they left Cleveland Brown’s stadium with no points and only 210 total yards.A big key to containing the Rocket’s explosive offense was the Buckeyes’ pass rush, which pressured and knocked around senior quarterback Aaron Opelt, preventing Toledo from ever finding the rhythm that its no-huddle system relies on.“We got guys up front that can play, and we roll them in [and out] and keep them fresh” Tressel said.One of those guys up front is senior captain Doug Worthington.“It means a lot to our defense to get a shutout,” he said. “A lot of people didn’t get over that loss [to USC] and we were still a little bitter, so we needed to get on the field and play to get over it.”Tressel says most of the important bounce back performance by OSU on Saturday can be attributed to the stellar defensive performance.“When you swarm on defense like we do, it gives the offense a few more opportunities as well,” he said.That trend will need to continue as the Buckeyes enter conference play.“We all know we have a long way to go and the Big Ten begins now,” said Tressel. “But I thought our kids stepped up today and took a step towards that decision that they’d like to be a good team.” read more

TERRATEC marking quarter century of mining and tunnelling

TERRATEC marking quarter century of mining and tunnelling

first_imgTERRATEC, the designer and manufacturer of tunnel boring machines, raise boring machines and other professional tunnelling and mining equipment, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015. In 1990, the company was incorporated in Australia to cover the need in the market for a local designer and manufacturer of custom-made boring equipment to meet the requirements of the tunnelling contractors and mining companies and complying with all the applicable Australian Standards.TERRATEC delivered its first order for a TBM in 1991 and the first raise borer came two years later in 1993. Since then, the company has expanded steadily its sales coverage in Australia and overseas markets including China, South East Asia, India, Europe and North and South America.TERRATEC says its original expertise thrives on hard rock boring. The company still has engineers in the team with over 40 years experience in designing hard rock tunnel borers and raise borers. Since the year 2005, TERRATEC has also expanded its technical expertise to the soft ground boring, thanks to cooperation agreements with Japanese shield makers. The results are demonstrated in the EPB machines delivered in the past years for Metro projects in Perth, Delhi, Bangkok and Istanbul, all of which having proven TERRATEC’s practical design, excellent performance and high degree of reliability.The company states: “TERRATEC’s sales and service are guaranteed worldwide through its global network which includes the regional offices in Australia, Hong Kong, China, India, Thailand, Dubai and Panama, apart from the local representatives which TERRATEC has in many other countries. With this global network, the company can ensure a quick and efficient response to clients at every stage of the project. After 25 years on the road, TERRATEC is today well placed in a growing tunnelling and mining market, which demands the highest quality and reliability of boring equipment, to allow the fast, safe and efficient execution of tunnels and shafts anywhere in the world.”last_img read more

VIDEO Your weekend movies… Carrie Mary Poppins and some angry birds

VIDEO Your weekend movies… Carrie Mary Poppins and some angry birds

first_imgRottenTomatoes.com critics’ rating: 91 per cent. Audience rating: 98 per cent RottenTomatoes.com critics’ rating: 48 per cent. Audience rating: 54 per cent RottenTomatoes.com critics’ rating: 18 per cent. Audience rating: 51 per cent. Saving Mr Banks Source: VISO TrailersFor fans of: Mary Poppins (come on, who isn’t?)Avoid if: You believe a spoonful of sugar doesn’t make the medicine go downThis movie dramatises the journey of writer PL Travers – the author of Mary Poppins, played by Emma Thompson – to Hollywood. There she meets Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), who is badgering her to let him bring her novel to the big screen. Our own Colin Farrell gets a look in as Travers’ alcoholic and bad-tempered father.center_img WHICH NEW MOVIE release is worth the price of a cinema ticket this weekend?We’re here to help you decide just that, with these trailers.Carrie Source: MovieTrailersToWatchFor fans of: Blood, prom queens, the original movieAvoid if: Your disposition is of the delicate varietyThis remake of the 1976 horror classic updates the high-school setting to the present day, with bullies uploading Carrie’s plight to YouTube (among other torments). They’ll get theirs, though. Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Carrie with Julianne Moore as her religious-fanatic mother. Free Birds Source: Free Birds MovieFor fans of: Turkey farming, light-hearted animated films about birdsAvoid if: The thought of hundreds of cartoon turkeys on a giant screen makes you afraid or uncomfortableOwen Wilson and Amy Poehler star in this very American, Thanksgiving-themed movie about a turkey seeking his freedom. Villain of the moment Colm Meaney does a turn as a hunter, and Woody Harrelson leads the Turkey Liberation Front. The role he was born for.last_img read more

State prosecutor says TD Michael Lowry and his company cooked the books

State prosecutor says TD Michael Lowry and his company cooked the books

first_img Michael Lowry Updated Jun 11th 2018, 6:31 PM A FORMER CEO of a Finnish refrigeration company has told a jury that his company had “an agency agreement” to pay commission to Michael Lowry’s company for Irish sales.Giving evidence from Finland via video-link, Fred Ramberg agreed with Remy Farrell SC, prosecuting that if his company, Norpe Oy, supplied to a retail outlet in Ireland, a commission would be paid to Streamline, the trading name for Lowry’s company Garuda Ltd.The witness agreed with counsel that an agency agreement, signed by both he and Lowry on 1 November 1997, outlined in the “terms of agreement” that the agent should be entitled to a commission of 5% on all sales.Ramberg agreed that it stated that the agreement was between Norpe OY and Michael Lowry but that Lowry’s name was crossed out and handwritten in its place was Glebe Trust, with an address in the Isle of Man.He agreed that he had written in the change and had initialled it but was not able to indicate when he did this, “I’m not sure. I guess 2008” before he confirmed that he had “no clue” who Glebe Trust are.Michael O’Higgins SC, defending Lowry, told Ramberg that his client claims he was on holidays in Spain in August 2002 when a person he owed money to put him under pressure to pay it. He said that Lowry then contacted Ramberg and asked that the commission owed to him be paid directly to this man.“I’m not aware,” Ramberg replied.The statement of an interview of Stella Lipponen, who worked in the accounts department with Norpe from October 2001, with the Finish police, was then read to the jury. She confirmed a payment of €388,788.12 was paid on 28 August 2002 and that the payee referred to was Glebe Trust.She told officers she didn’t know why the account ledger displayed a different payee.Lowry (61) of Glenreigh, Holycross, Co Tipperary earlier pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to four charges of filing incorrect tax returns on dates between August 2002 and August 2007 in relation to a sum of £248,624 received by his company, Garuda Ltd and one charge in relation to failing to keep a proper set of accounts on dates between 28 August 2002 and 3 August 2007.He further pleaded not guilty on behalf of Garuda Ltd to three similar charges in relation to the company’s tax affairs and one charge of failing to keep a proper set of accounts on the same dates.It is the State’s case that Mr Lowry’s company received £248,624 in commission from Norpe OY in August 2002. It is alleged that Lowry arranged for this payment to be made to a third party, residing in the Isle of Man, and therefore it didn’t appear in the company accounts for that year nor did he declare it as income.It is further alleged that the accounts were then falsified in 2007 to reflect that the payment was received in 2006.“It was the accountant’s version of re-fried beans. The books are cooked in 2002, a sum of money is kept off the books and in 2007, the 2006 books are cooked again to bring the money in without drawing attention to it,” Remy Farrell SC, told the jury in his opening address.Farrell told the jury that it is the State’s case that a sum of £248,624 received by Lowry’s company and not declared to Revenue, “would have amounted to 88% of the company’s certified gross profits for the year”.The trial continues before Judge Martin Nolan and jury of eight men and four women. Monday 11 Jun 2018, 6:31 PM 22,480 Views Short URL No Comments Michael Lowry Image: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie Share296 Tweet Email1 center_img State prosecutor says TD Michael Lowry and his company ‘cooked the books’ The State’s case is that the transaction was “done at the behest of Mr Lowry”. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sonya McClean Image: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie http://jrnl.ie/4064803 Jun 11th 2018, 3:08 PM last_img read more

Leaked Federal Climate Change Report Contradicts Trump Administration

Leaked Federal Climate Change Report Contradicts Trump Administration

first_img Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutResearchers Transform CO2 Into Liquid Fuel The New York Times on Monday published a leaked copy of the draft 2018 National Climate Assessment—currently awaiting presidential approval.The 600-page report, compiled by scientists from 13 federal agencies, has not officially been made public.(And you can bet someone will be fired over its broadcast by what Donald Trump calls the “fake news media.” During a “working vacation” in New Jersey, Trump regularly tweeted about “the failing New York Times,” but never directly addressed the leaked report.)A long and convoluted read, the document effectively blames human activity—specifically greenhouse gas (i.e. carbon dioxide) emissions—for global warming.“Evidence for a changing climate abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans,” the executive summary said. “There are no alternative explanations, and no natural cycles are found in the observational record that can explain the observed changes in climate.”But while researchers estimate “record-breaking” climate-related weather extremes and “the warmest years on record for the globe,” the Trump administration continues to push back.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt flat-out rejects established climate science, refusing to link CO2 and global warming. And Trump has long dismissed the concept of climate change, suggesting it was “created by and for the Chinese” (a statement he later denied making).The draft document cites thousands of scientific studies documenting changes in surface, atmospheric, and oceanic temperatures, among other global climate transformations.“Choices made today will determine the magnitude of climate change risks beyond the next few decades,” according to the report, which warns of “unanticipated changes” throughout the next century.Annual average temperatures have already risen 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since 1865, and are forecast to continue growing.“Periodically taking stock of the current state of knowledge about climate change and putting new weather extremes into context ensures that rigorous, scientifically based information is available to inform dialogue and decisions at every level,” the paper said.The congressionally mandated 2018 National Climate Assessment has been signed off by the National Academy of Sciences, and awaits presidential permission for release, the Times reported.“This is a draft report that has been in the public domain since January,” EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said in a statement to Geek. “We continue to discuss the best path forward for an honest, open dialogue regarding climate science.”Since the document was leaked online this week (“a clear middle finger to Trump, Pruitt, and their plan to derail federal climate research and policy,” as Gizmodo so eloquently put it), the White House will undoubtedly have a lot more trouble suppressing the findings.The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Delhi government mulling prosecution of Kanhaiya Kumar

Delhi government mulling prosecution of Kanhaiya Kumar

first_imgNew Delhi : The Delhi government is examining an opinion of its standing counsel to prosecute former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case, sources said on Tuesday. According to them, standing counsel (criminal) Rahul Mehra in his opinion said that in the original complaint, there was no mention of anti-national sloganeering by anyone having a “pernicious tendency or intention of creating public disorder or disturbance of law and order” during the entire incident on February 9, 2016. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us The Delhi government has so far not given prosecution sanction in the JNU sedition case. The high-level committee was constituted by the university vice-chancellor on February 11, 2016 to probe the matter. The committee confirmed indiscipline and unruly behaviour simpliciter and did not recommend any criminal proceedings, Mehra is learnt to have said in his opinion. The sources said that an “unevenness” between the statement of the actual witnesses and the technical evidence, including on the issues of presence in the protest march and alleged action during the march, in furtherance of the common object is apparent. Also Read – Inter-departmental coordination can help win fight against malnutrition: UP CM Yogi Adityanath Advertise With Us The investigation agency has used the technical evidence as the deciding factor to determine that “insufficient evidence” is available for not charge-sheeting 36 accused, which includes case of students who were indicted by the high level committee, they said. “The Delhi government has received the opinion of its standing counsel (criminal) and it is being examined,” a source said, adding the government is examining why the principle of natural was allegedly fluted.last_img read more

10 Bangladeshis rescued after being held hostage in Greece

10 Bangladeshis rescued after being held hostage in Greece

first_imgRefugees and migrants are rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, north of Libyan coast on Sunday, 6 May 2018. APGreek police said Wednesday they had rescued 50 migrants who had been held hostage in northern Greece, allegedly by two Pakistani men who were extorting their families for money.Many of those rescued, who included five teenagers, were in bad physical condition, having been given minimal food and water. One man required hospitalization for pneumonia and dehydration.The migrants – 38 Pakistanis, 10 Bangladeshis and two Sri Lankans – had been held in a complex of abandoned buildings east of the city of Thessaloniki, where most had been brought six days ago, although some were more recent arrivals. Authorities were alerted to their plight by relatives who received demands for money for them to be released.Two Pakistani men were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and blackmail, among other charges, and were to appear before a prosecutor later in the day to be formally charged.The rescued men told police they had each paid between 1,500 and 3,000 euros ($1,780-$3,600) to be smuggled into Greece. But once they entered the country, the smugglers led them to the abandoned buildings, demanding another 2,000 euros or more for each for them to be released. The money was to be sent to the ring by relatives.Thousands of migrants and refugees continue to arrive in Greece, hoping to eventually make it to other European countries. Most arrive either on Greek islands from the nearby Turkish coast, or cross the northern land border with Turkey.last_img read more

10 killed in Texas plane crash

10 killed in Texas plane crash

first_imgMap of Texas locating the site of a plane crash that left 10 people dead on Sunday. AFP 10 killed in Texas plane crashTen people were killed on Sunday when their private turboprop airplane crashed into a hangar during takeoff and burst into flames at the municipal airport in Addison, Texas, outside Dallas, an airport official said.The twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air was destroyed by fire from the crash, according to Darci Neuzil, deputy director of Addison Airport, a general aviation facility located about 10 miles (17 km) north of downtown Dallas.She said the plane had been headed for Florida when it took off at about 9 a.m. local time. Nobody on the ground was reported hurt, Neuzil added.The plane had just lifted off the runway at the south end of the airport when it veered left, dropped its left wing and slammed into the hangar, the Dallas Morning News reported online, citing Addison fire department spokesman Edward Martelle.There were no survivors among the 10 people who were aboard the aircraft, Neuzil said. Their identities were being kept confidential as authorities worked to notify next of kin.”It’s a very sad day for Dallas County,” a local judge, Clay Jenkins, told the Dallas Morning News, which reported the plane had been en route to St. Petersburg, Florida. “My prayers are with the families we’re notifying about this tragedy.”There was no official word on the cause of the crash. CBS News, citing unnamed sources, reported that the plane lost an engine on takeoff.Video footage of the immediate aftermath showed flames and heavy, dark smoke billowing from the hangar, which according to local media was unoccupied at the time. Still photos posted online also showed a large gash in the side of the building.Investigators from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board were due to arrive on the scene later in the day, Neuzil told Reuters.No further details about the circumstances of the crash were immediately available, Neuzil said.last_img read more

Use Eve Online currency to buy a GeForce GTX 560

Use Eve Online currency to buy a GeForce GTX 560

first_imgCompanies like Blizzard have been fighting for years to stop people paying real-world money for in-game items. But Eve Online developer CCP has decided to reverse that transaction and offer real world items for in-game currency.A deal has been signed with Nvidia to allow Eve Online players to use Pilot License Extension (PLEX) currency to purchase a real graphics card for use in their PCs. PLEX can already be used to buy game time, and it must be purchased in-game through the main Eve currency: ISK.It’s a clever move, and one that should see more players spending more time in the game earning ISK to convert to PLEX to get the card. At the moment it’s just an experiment with 100 Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 cards up for grabs. If successful, CCP will look to expand the offer.Each card is worth around $200, with the price of PLEX already shooting up within Eve since the announcement. CCP has also had the foresight to limit the offer to one card per account so as to stop any cash-rich account holders grabbing several and reselling the cards to make some real money.Maybe in the future we’ll see CCP expand the offer to other hardware components so that ultimately gamers can play in order to fund a new PC. For now, it might be the perfect opportunity for existing Eve players to pick up a new card for no (real) money at all. New players thinking of signing up to earn enough for the card will have many long nights of playing ahead of them.via Joystiqlast_img read more

New stellar stream discovered by astronomers

New stellar stream discovered by astronomers

first_img Citation: New stellar stream discovered by astronomers (2017, December 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-12-stellar-stream-astronomers.html (Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has detected a new thin stellar stream in the halo of the Milky Way galaxy. The newly discovered feature, named “jet stream,” could help researchers answer fundamental questions about the mass distribution of the Milky Way’s dark matter halo. The finding was presented November 24 in a paper published on the arXiv pre-print server. © 2017 Phys.org Stellar streams are remnants of dwarf galaxies or globular clusters that once orbited a galaxy but have been disrupted and stretched out along their orbits by tidal forces of their hosts. So far, nearly 20 stellar streams have been identified in the Milky Way, just a few in the Andromeda galaxy, and about 10 outside the Local Group.Astronomers are interested in finding new stellar streams in the Milky Way, as they hope that such features could answer some crucial questions about the the galaxy. For instance, stellar streams could help us understand the large-scale mass distribution of the galactic dark matter halo. Moreover, they could confirm whether or not our galaxy contains low-mass dark matter subhalos.Now, a group of researchers led by Prashin Jethwa of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has found a new stellar stream in the Milky Way using the Search for the Leading Arm of Magellanic Satellites (SLAMS) optical survey. SLAMS utilizes the 4-m Blanco telescope at Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory in Chile and is used to look for satellites of the Magellanic Clouds. However, the observations conducted by Jethwa’s team in December 2016 and January 2017, have accidentally revealed the presence of a new stellar stream in the Milky Way’s halo.”We recently carried out a mini survey which led to the fortuitous discovery of a thin stellar stream in the outer halo, which we name the jet stream,” the researchers wrote in the paper.According to the study, the jet stream is located about 95,000 light years away from the Earth and crosses the constellations of Hydra and Pyxis. The researchers estimate that the stream has a width of approximately 293 light years, which morphologically places it in the category of thin stellar streams along with Pal 5, GD-1 and ATLAS. The authors suggest that such thinness could indicate that a globular cluster was a progenitor of this stream.The research also revealed that the jet stream has a mass of about 25,000 solar masses, which makes it one of the least massive stellar streams known to date. Moreover, they found that the jet stream consists of mainly metal-poor stars, and its age was calculated to be about 12.5 billion years.Although fundamental parameters of the jet stream were determined by Jethwa’s team, still more studies are necessary to further characterize it and confirm its origin.”Additional imaging is planned to attempt to trace the stream beyond the current survey footprint, followed by a spectroscopic campaign to determine radial velocities, metallicities, and detailed abundances, shedding light on the nature and orbital history of the progenitor. Finally, deeper, uniform imaging along the stream track will be required to robustly detect density perturbations caused by possible subhalo encounters,” the astronomers concluded. Uncovering the origins of galaxies’ halos 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. More information: Discovery of a thin stellar stream in the SLAMS survey, arXiv:1711.09103 [astro-ph.GA] arxiv.org/abs/1711.09103AbstractWe report the discovery of a thin stellar stream – which we name the Jet stream – crossing the constellations of Hydra and Pyxis. The discovery was made in data from the SLAMS survey, which comprises deep g and r imaging for a 650 square degree region above the Galactic disc performed by the CTIO Blanco + DECam. SLAMS photometric catalogues will be made publicly available. The stream is approximately 0.18 degrees wide and 10 degrees long, though it is truncated by the survey footprint. Its colour-magnitude diagram is consistent with an old, metal-poor stellar population at a heliocentric distance of approximately 29 kpc. We corroborate this measurement by identifying a spatially coincident overdensity of likely blue horizontal branch stars at the same distance. There is no obvious candidate for a surviving stream progenitor. False-colour map of the density of stars with 0.1 < g−r < 0.45 from the SLAMS survey. Density in different magnitude ranges is shown using different colour channels: red 20.5 < r < 23.0, green 17.5 < r < 20.5 and blue 15.0 < r < 17.5. The newly discovered stream is labelled. The dotted line shows the future orbit of the LMC, calculated using Kallivayalil et al. (2013) proper motions, which is roughly aligned with the orientation of the Jet stream. The green/blue colour gradient along the southern edge is due to the varying distance distribution of MW disk stars. Credit: Jethwa et al., 2017. Explore furtherlast_img read more

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first_img Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  April 7, 2011 – Saint Barnabas Health Care System (SBHCS), New Jersey’s largest healthcare delivery system, has selected McKesson to replace its multiple legacy medical imaging solutions. SBHCS plans to implement the Horizon Medical Imaging picture archiving communications system (PACS) to integrate patient data and images from multiple modalities across its multi-facility health system. That integration is expected to help streamline clinical workflow, increase collaboration and enhance productivity for providers, who treat more than two million patients annually. “The Saint Barnabas Health Care System and our physicians are impressed with McKesson’s ability to meet subspecialty demands with clinical workflow applications that promote efficiencies and support care in areas such as women’s health, nuclear medicine and orthopedics,” said James Wortman, corporate director of enterprise imaging and cardiovascular information technology and services, Saint Barnabas Health Care System. “In addition, we expect that McKesson’s deep solution set, broad integration capabilities and well-established reputation for customer support and professional services will serve us well.”Using the system’s open, standards-based solution, SBHCS plans to take an enterprise-wide approach to the acquisition, distribution and archiving of medical images and diagnostic reports. The PACS creates an integrated environment designed to streamline workflow between departments, help improve clinical decision making and enhance efficiencies for the radiologist. Physicians can access tools and information using a single platform for accelerated clinical diagnoses in caring for their patients. “SBHCS shares the challenges of other leading regional health systems – how to modernize healthcare IT and care delivery in today’s economic environment,” said Joe Biegel, VP of product management product marketing, medical imaging/enterprise imaging solutions, McKesson provider technologies. “We are pleased to provide a full range of solutions and support services that can help SBHCS continue to deliver high-quality patient care.”The Saint Barnabas Health Care System is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation. SBHCS includes six acute care hospitals, a behavioral health center, outpatient centers, ambulatory surgery centers, two children’s hospitals, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network and comprehensive home care and hospice programs. It provides treatment and services for more than two million patients each year, including 198,000 inpatients and same-day surgery patients; 452,000 emergency patients; 200,000 pediatric patients; and 1.5 million outpatients, and delivers more than 18,000 babies each year. For more information: www.mckesson.com, www.saintbarnabas.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 Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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UK Briton sentenced to death in UAE drug case

UK Briton sentenced to death in UAE drug case

first_img Top Stories She declined to identify the man or comment on details of the case. She spoke on condition of anonymity in line with embassy policy.Emirati court and Justice Ministry officials gave no details about the case by phone Tuesday. A spokesman at the Syrian embassy could not be reached for comment.Websites of the National and 7 Days newspapers reported that the two men were found guilty by an Abu Dhabi criminal court. They were identified as a 21-year-old Briton and a 19-year-old Syrian.Initial court verdicts are typically subject to appeal in the Emirates, a seven-state federation that includes the cosmopolitan commercial hub of Dubai and the more conservative oil-rich capital, Abu Dhabi.It is not unusual for the emirates’ rulers to pardon convicted criminals or lighten their sentences.Although the country is known for soaring skyscrapers and glitzy shopping malls, its legal system is based heavily on traditional values that frown upon drug use and indecent behavior.Besides drug convictions, foreigners in recent years have been jailed or deported for kissing in public, sending racy text messages and giving a fellow driver a raised middle finger. In 2008, two Britons accused of having sex on the beach were sentenced to three months in jail, though their sentences were later suspended. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Executions are relatively rare in the UAE but do occasionally take place.In February 2011, a man convicted of raping and killing a 4-year-old boy in a mosque bathroom was executed by firing squad in Dubai. It was the first time in three years the UAE had put a prisoner to death.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family How men can have a healthy 2019 Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Patients with chronic pain give advice More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Associated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A Briton has been sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates, the British Embassy confirmed Tuesday, after he and another man were convicted on drug-related charges.The unnamed British man and a Syrian citizen were found guilty of trying to sell 20 grams (about 3/4 of an ounce) of marijuana to an undercover officer, local newspapers reported.“We can confirm that a British national is facing the death penalty in the United Arab Emirates,” a British Embassy spokeswoman said. “We will remain in close contact with him and continue to provide the appropriate consular assistance.”last_img read more

Expedia launch online innovations

Expedia launch online innovations

first_imgExpedia has revealed three new and innovative features, enabling customers to better analyse and streamline the travel planning process, in an effort to minimise complexities. This feature is an online travel industry first which is currently available for desktop customers in the United States, while a global roll-out is expected to occur sometime in 2014. “Customers spend too much time hunting and pecking for the right deal… we are making travel easier,” Brand Expedia senior vice president of global products John Kim said. Flight Recommendations analyses an extensive volume of flight search data, applying insights gained to real-time customer search queries, making suggestions and providing alternative travel options. The Scratchpad feature stores personal search results for easy retrieval – inspired by Expedia.com data that revealed customer’s will search for a flight an average of 48 times prior to booking a trip. Customer’s Scratchpad data and history will be constantly refreshed, displaying the latest prices and inventory, while mobile app user’s searches will be available and saved for desktop viewing. Itinerary Sharing makes live itineraries available for designated co-workers, friends and family. The three additional technological resources added to Expedia.com accounts are; Flight Recommendations, Scratchpad and Itinerary Sharing. Source = ETB News: P.T.last_img read more

New destinations and itineraries mark the release

New destinations and itineraries mark the release

first_imgNew destinations and itineraries mark the release of Scenic’s 2019/2010 brochure for the expanded Scenic Eclipse fleet.The 2019/2020 season will see the launch of several new itineraries across Scenic’s fleet of innovative, 6-star luxury Discovery Yachts. Scenic has revealed a selection of new Arctic destinations that will join its itinerary line up, including the Russian and Canadian Arctic, and the Northwest Passage, as well as an expansion of its European Arctic itineraries.Scenic has also introduced new summer departures of its popular Antarctica in Depth cruise, as well as an additional departure for its Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands itinerary.In the Americas, Scenic Eclipse will have three new cruises to discover the Canadian Maritimes and the east coast of the USA. Scenic is also pleased to announce the return of its popular cruises to Cuba, the Caribbean and down the coastline of South America, which include a transit of the awe-inspiring Panama Canal.A popular destination with cruisers, Scenic is offering an expanded range of Mediterranean itineraries, which will be followed by a selection of unique Baltic itineraries to discover the culture, history and diversity of the eight nations bordering the Baltic Sea. Group General Manager, Sales & Marketing Australia/Asia Pacific, Anthony Laver, said interest in Scenic Eclipse was very strong following the announcement of a second ship earlier this year.“The addition of a new ship to the Scenic Eclipse fleet has allowed us to add an exciting range of new destinations and itinerary options for the 2019/2020 program,” Mr Laver said.“We are confident they will prove popular with guests, and with just 114 suites (and only 100 in the Arctic and Antarctic) available on each sailing, we encourage travellers to secure their preferred cabin by booking now to receive the best offer.”A range of special earlybird offers include the option to book now and save up to 10 per cent off the full fare.Available for a limited time only, the special deals include:· Book any Ultimate Voyage and save up to 10 per cent, plus receive a 20 minute helicopter or submarine excursion*· Solo Travellers can save up to 50 per cent off* the single supplement on selected cruises· Book any Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands cruise and receive an air credit of $4,000 per couple, plus one night pre-cruise accommodation in Buenos Aires*.Travellers who book now and pay in full by 31 October 2018 will also secure an additional discount of $1000* per couple for cruises of 10 days or longer, and $500 per couple* for cruises of less than 10 days. BrochuresScenic Eclipselast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Sofitel Auckland Viadu

Go back to the enewsletter Sofitel Auckland Viadu

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour and Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa are celebrating several prestigious award wins this winter, in celebration of the spa, restaurant and overall hotel culture and experiences both properties extend guests who play and stay in the luxury market.Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour’s So Spa was announced “Best Emerging Spa for Australia & Oceania” at the World Luxury Spa Awards, beating out the competition from its local compatriots and international neighbours across the Tasman and in the Pacific Islands to take home the accolade.The hotel was also recently announced winner in the category of “Luxury Hotel & Restaurant of the Year for New Zealand” at the 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Awards.Sofitel’s original luxury hotel address in New Zealand, the indulgent Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa, also received acclaim for its So Spa, awarded “Luxury Destination Spa for New Zealand” at the World Luxury Spa Awards.Both hotels were nominated in the World Spa Awards and were selected as nominees in the esteemed category of “New Zealand’s Best Hotel Spa”.Chris Sedgwick, AccorHotels Senior Vice President Operations for New Zealand, Fiji and Polynesia, said, “AccorHotels and our luxury brand Sofitel are extremely proud and humbled by these awards wins and nominations, and sincerely thank our guests and trade partners for the immense support they have extended us in 2016.“These highly prestigious accolades once again affirm the passion for excellence our hotels demonstrate on a daily basis, and of course highlight the truly world class facilities and impeccable service that we benchmark for the luxury upscale sector.”Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Joe and Linda Henson chat with Luz Adriana Photo

Joe and Linda Henson chat with Luz Adriana Photo

first_imgJoe and Linda Henson chat with Luz Adriana.[Photo by Ivan Fritz] October 11, 2001Feliz Cumpleanos Paolandrea!Resident Paolandrea turned four on Tuesday.She wanted to be a princess in a royal court a.k.a. the Arcosanti Cafe.[Photo by Ivan Fritz] Victor cuts the cake.[Photo by Jennifer Thornton] The royal family (Luz Adriana, Victor, Victor Manuel, and Paolandrea) with Tristan Tollas.It was also David Tollas’ birthday on the 9th.[Photo by Nadia Begin] After dinner, residents played games hosted by the Arcos’.Pictured: Residents and October Workshoppers guess a number to win a special prize.[Photo by Jennifer Thornton]last_img