Di Maria: I almost joined Messi at Barca

first_imgTransfers Di Maria admits he came close to joining extraterrestrial Messi at Barcelona Sacha Pisani 16:00 2/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) AngeldiMaria-cropped AFP Transfers Barcelona Ligue 1 Primera División Real Madrid v PSG PSG UEFA Champions League The Argentina international forward, who has previously spent time with Real Madrid, was heavily linked with a return to Spain in the summer of 2017 Former Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria has revealed that he almost joined Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi at Barcelona.In-form Paris Saint-Germain attacker Di Maria was linked with a sensational move to La Liga giants Barca at the start of the season following the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.The 29-year-old found game time hard to come by, though he has since worked his way into Unai Emery’s starting XI, scoring four goals in as many games, including a hat-trick against Sochaux in the Coupe de France last 16. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Reflecting on his failed transfer, Di Maria told TyC Sports: “I was really close to joining Barcelona but in the end, it wasn’t to be.”I started 2018 on a good foot, though, and I am really happy. I like assisting goals more than scoring them.”A controversial switch to Camp Nou would have seen Di Maria link up with compatriot Messi at club level.And Di Maria heaped praise on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, despite winning the Champions League and La Liga alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at Madrid.”Messi is always the best, he’s the best every year. Cristiano Ronaldo’s a special player, but Messi’s from another planet,” said Di Maria, who will come up against Ronaldo and Champions League holders Madrid in the last 16 next week.”There are no words to describe Messi, he always surprises you.”last_img read more

Texas AD Discusses Future Of Texas A&M Rivalry

first_imgTexas A&M player talking trash to a Texas player.COLLEGE STATION, TX – NOVEMBER 26: Right tackle Lee Grimes #74 of the Texas A&M Aggies confronts defensive end Sergio Kindle #2 of the Texas Longhorns in the first half at Kyle Field on November 26, 2009 in College Station, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Aggies 49-39. (Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images)Texas football hasn’t renewed its rivalry with Texas A&M since the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC. There have been rumors about a potential match-up, including in bowl games, but nothing has come to fruition yet.Longhorns athletic director Chris Del Conte, who came over from TCU last year, says that the ball is in A&M’s court.Texas has scheduled pretty aggressively in recent seasons. In 2022 and 2023, the Longhorns will face Alabama.Del Conte says that he wanted that spot to go to the Aggies.Chris Del Conte recently revealed that he tried to add Texas A&M to Texas football’s future schedules in a radio interview.He recently appeared on SiriusXM and discussed the rivalry..@TexasFootball and @AggieFootball played against each other every year from 1915-2011.They have not played since 2011.@_delconte reached out to Texas A&M to try and bring back the rivalry game but “it didn’t fit in their schedule” ? pic.twitter.com/MzXEEsSPZF— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) November 20, 2018From the interview, courtesy of Saturday Down South:“I asked them if they wanted to play in 2022 and 2023 when we had an opening,” Del Conte said. “It didn’t fit into their schedule, so we added Alabama. We subsequently picked up Michigan and Ohio State and we just picked up Georgia, so I feel good about our non-conference schedule as we move along the way.”As a member of the SEC, which only plays eight conference games, A&M actually has more leniency with its schedules on a season-to-season basis.In 2022 and 2023, the Aggies do have a marquee home-and-home set up, though definitely not one that many fans will be as interested in as Texas.The Aggies host Miami on Sept. 17, 2022, and travel to face the ‘Canes on Sept. 9 the following season.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Andre Russell crosses 1000 runs at breathtaking strike rate of 185.33

first_img r 185/6 Delhi Bowling DEL Bowling m Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Delhi DEL 0 1 Match Ended Scorecard Delhi DEL view more view less 99 (55) 0 2/40 (4) 4/1 ( A. Russell 0.3 Overs) , 0 (20.0) (20.0) Kolkata KOL – Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Kolkata KOL e/r Rajarshi Gupta New DelhiMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 23:09 IST Andre Russell has the highest strike rate after his first 1000 runs in the Indian Premier League. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndre Russell has a strike rate of 185.33 after his first 1000 IPL runsNot even the likes of Gayle, Maxwell and Sehwag had a higher strike rate after their first 1000 runsOn Saturday, Russell smashed a 28-ball 62 for KKR against Delhi CapitalsAndre Russell has the highest strike rate after his first 1000 runs in the Indian Premier League. He smashed 62 off 28 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla and went past 1000 IPL runs during the course of his innings.Russell now has 1049 runs from 53 IPL matches at a strike rate of 185.33. In 2019, he has a strike rate of 248.43 after scoring 159 runs from 3 matches. Russell is now the Orange Cap holder in this season.Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Russell had smashed an unbeaten 49 and his whirlwind knock helped KKR win a thriller.Against Kings XI Punjab, Russell was on fire again and smashed 48 besides picking two wickets to script another win for KKR.Andre Russell had a far more important role to play in Delhi on Saturday. He walked in to bat after KKR had lost their top five inside the first 10 overs.Andre Russell’s innings was more heroic because he battled pain to batter the Delhi Capitals bowling attack.He said he felt the pain and decided to play his shots instead of “hanging there.””It was tough for me after getting hit on the shoulder. Karthik kept talking to me throughout the innings.”I told DK that I was getting the pain, so there was no point of hanging there, I played my shots. It worked for me in the end and I think we can defend this total.”At one point we were thinking of 150 but the partnership between me and helped us post 185,” he said.advertisementIn the company of skipper Dinesh Karthik, Russell added 95 for the sixth wicket to resurrect the KKR innings. Russell was hit on the arm but that did not stop him from playing a fiery innings studded with 4 fours and 6 sixes.Andre Russell’s strike rate of 185.33 after his first 1000 runs is much higher than the likes of Chris Gayle, Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant.Gayle recently became the fastest to 4000 IPL runs and on Saturday, became the first man to smash 300 sixes in Indian Premier League history.Also Read | IPL 2019: If Andre Russell misses, I will hit, says Chris MorrisAlso Read | It’s a fine line when you bowl to Andre Russell: Kings XI Punjab coach HessonAlso Watch | Shubman Gill is going to take some teams by surprise: Chris LynnFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Andre RussellFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow IPL 2019Follow Delhi Capitals Harshal Patel (DEL) H. Patel (DEL) 185/6 7 2 Kolkata 0 w not out 1 4s (20.0) 6s 133.33 Kuldeep Yadav (KOL) K. Yadav (KOL) not out Delhi DEL Super Over Series Status: Player Of The Match: Prithvi Shaw view full scorecard Dinesh Karthik (c)(wk) D. Karthik (c)(wk) not out 4 Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Nitin Menon (IND), Anil Dandekar (IND) and Marais Erasmus (SA) 1 2 Robin Uthappa R. Uthappa not out Extras: 0 runs (B: 0, LB: 0, WD: 0, NB: 0, P: 0) Fall of Wickets R 185/8 0 100 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Kolkata tied with Delhi (Delhi win Super Over by 3 runs) (1.0) Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 10 0 (20.0) b Kagiso Rabada B Kolkata batting KOL batting Delhi Kolkata KOL Super Over vs 100 Indian Premier League, 2019 Match Ended 0 advertisement 1 graphs 62 (28) Andre Russell (KOL) A. Russell (KOL) Toss: DEL elected to field Super Over S/R 2/41 (4) nb 0 3 Kagiso Rabada K. Rabada o 185/8 7 7/1 1 IPL 2019: Andre Russell crosses 1000 runs at breathtaking strike rate of 185.33IPL 2019: Andre Russell has scored 1049 runs in 53 IPL matches at a strike rate of 185.33. No other cricketer has had a better strike rate than Russell after their first 1000 runs in the IPL. wd No data available! Prithvi Shaw (DEL) P. Shaw (DEL) commentary Andre Russell A. Russell b Kagiso Rabadalast_img read more

The rise of Japanese cuisine

first_imgIndicative of the growing popularity of Japanese cuisine in India, food exports from the East Asian nation jumped 40 per cent in 2018. Even as it is working with various entities to further bump this up and has bestowed a government-authenticated tag on 36 fine diners. “Last year, Japan reached an agreement with India on the sanitary certificate of fishery products exported from Japan to India. Following this, in 2018, the export of Japanese food from Japan to India increased to about 1.3 billion Japanese yen (about Rs 833 million), which translates to a more than 40 per cent increase compared to 900 million Japanese yen (about Rs 580 million) in 2016,” the country’s Ambassador, Kenji Hiramatsu said. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe Japanese government is currently working on increasing exports of agricultural products and foods to India and is engaged in discussions with Indian government agencies including the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoAFW) among others. “With FSSAI, we signed an MoU on food safety last October at the annual summit meeting, and are currently in discussions on improving the management system of food imports to India. With MoAFW, we are having discussions on exporting Japanese apples and pears to India,” the ambassador said. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardFor Japanese restaurants, he pointed out, “the availability of Japanese ingredients and drinks from Japan are essential. Therefore, in order to promote Japanese food in India, at the same time, we also need to work on the establishment of an ecosystem where Indian outlets can have easy access to Japanese ingredients and drinks. I will keep working on this important task furthermore”. He also pointed out that until last year, the number of certified Japanese Food Supporters, a tag granted by the Japan External Trade Organisation to fine diners, was only one in India, but now, the number has dramatically increased and 36 are certified in India, including 16 which were certified in February. How would he describe the role of food diplomacy in India-Japan ties? “I think we can understand each other’s culture more in depth at the ground level by appreciating both Indian and Japanese food. You can also learn something about Japanese sensitivity and sense of beauty through Japanese cuisine. “Japan is a country with a highly refined food culture, and the Japanese people have traditionally enjoyed a rich variety of food gathered from the mountains as well as the sea. In each of the four seasons, we can enjoy different kinds of agricultural produce and fresh seafood at their best.” “Enjoying Japanese food also means learning about the Japanese people and their culture. Through cultural exchanges including food between Japan and India, I think we can enrich our lives and gain a better understanding of each other’s country,” the ambassador explained. Currently, there are some Japanese restaurants operating in major cities of India, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai, because of the increasing number of Japanese expats and also the growing awareness of Japanese food.last_img read more

Energy and materials sectors weigh on Toronto stock market, U.S. stocks fall

TORONTO — Falling commodity prices weighed on the energy and materials sectors on the Toronto Stock Exchange as Canada’s main stock index fell in late-morning trading.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 87.21 points at 16,415.54.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 132.28 points at 26,297.86. The S&P 500 index was down 9.69 points at 2,914.04, while the Nasdaq composite was down 14.71 points at 8,034.93.The Canadian dollar traded for 74.27 cents US compared with an average of 74.54 cents US on Wednesday.The June crude contract was down US$2.29 at US$61.31 per barrel and the June natural gas contract was down 4.7 cents at US$2.57 per mmBTU.The June gold contract was down US$13.90 at US$1,270.30 an ounce and the July copper contract was down 2.05 cents at US$2.78 a pound. The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) read more

Ontario Securities Commission accepts 11 million Home Capital settlement

TORONTO — Ontario’s securities watchdog approved a settlement Wednesday with Home Capital Group Inc. and three former executives who failed to tell investors quickly and completely about fraudulent activity by some mortgage brokers associated with the alternative lender.As a result of the settlement, about $11 million could flow through the Ontario Securities Commission to shareholders covered by a related class action suit that’s awaiting court approval.The agreement is conditional on the Ontario Superior Court accepting a settlement worth about $29.5 million including the money available through the OSC process.An OSC lawyer told a hearing the commission needed to send a clear message that public companies are legally obligated to disclose important information quickly and in a form investors can use.Lawyers for the company and three men said little during the 90-minute hearing, except to point out their clients had kept Home Capital’s board informed and received outside professional advice about their disclosure requirements.But OSC vice-chair Grant Vingoe, who read out the three-member panel’s decision, said a public company’s disclosure of material changes “is not a discretionary decision from management, but a regulatory requirement and a public responsibility.”He said Home Capital failed to reveal the termination of the brokerage agreements — representing about 10 per cent of Home Capital’s 2014 mortgage originations — until mid-2015, more than two months later than it should have.Home Capital shares fell 18.9 per cent the following day, Vingoe said.He said the panel was accepting the “highly negotiated settlement, carefully co-ordinated with class (action) proceedings in Ontario” because it would allow the regulatory to move on to other matters, expedite compensation to investors and reduce uncertainty surrounding the company.The OSC’s announcement of its allegations in April contributed to a sudden exodus of Home Capital depositors that pushed the Toronto-based company to borrow about $2 billion at staggeringly high interest rates in order to stay in business.Home Capital shares (TSX:HCG) and prospects have improved since Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway agreed to support the lender through an equity investment and loans.As part of the OSC settlement, retired chief executive Gerald Soloway will pay $1 million in administrative penalties. Martin Reid, who succeeded Soloway as CEO, and former chief financial officer Robert Morton will each pay $500,000. Half of the $2 million will be put towards the $11 million that will be available to the class action settlement.In addition to the monetary penalties, the three men will be prevented from being an officer or director of a public company for specified periods — four years in the case of Soloway and two years each in the case of Reid and Morton. read more

Legal issue stalls Plenty of Fish sex assault case

Having anticipated a verdict, the complainant in a serious sex assault case wept as she learned the matter needed to be adjourned due to a legal issue.Regina Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Fred Kovach was expected to render his verdict Thursday in the case against 50-year-old Gioulian Nikdima, accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met through the Plenty of Fish dating website.Instead, Kovach advised Crown and defence counsel he’d noticed an omission in the indictment — the document that lays out the allegations faced by an accused person at Queen’s Bench. Indictments contain a variety of elements, such as the date of the alleged offence, the identities of the accused and alleged victim and what crime was alleged to have been committed.Indictments also contain a location where the offence was alleged to have occurred. In this case, Kovach noted, the location was not specified.Kovach, defence lawyer Barry Nychuk and Crown prosecutor Randene Zielke each stated they hadn’t noticed the omission prior to Thursday.Zielke and Nychuk briefly debated the matter, Zielke stating the location was made out through evidence at trial. She argued it’s within the court’s power to allow an amendment, given the omission caused no prejudice to the accused’s right to a fair trial.Nychuk agreed with the Crown his client wasn’t prejudiced by the omission, but nonetheless questioned whether jurisdiction might be an issue — one that could potentially lead to a defence request to quash the indictment. Such a request, if granted, would see the charge tossed out.Nychuk said he wanted time to review case law and to speak with his client — a request Kovach granted.If Nychuk opts to make a legal argument, it will be heard on Sept. 12. If the indictment is simply amended, the verdict is expected to be rendered on a different date.During the trial, court heard Nikdima met the complainant on the dating site, and that the two chatted online for about a week before deciding to meet up for a first date.The two met for coffee and Nikdima later drove them to a dirt road south of Regina.What happened on the road was the subject of the trial, with both sides having taken the stand. The woman, now 49, said she suffered significant injuries during a brutal sexual assault; Nikdima said the sex was entirely consensual with the woman initiating the encounter.During the trial, court also heard from two experienced nurses who described the injuries to the woman as among the worst they’d seen.Zielke and Nychuk had debated issues of consent during their closing arguments. Nychuk said there is a possibility of “honest and mistaken belief” on Nikdima’s part that the woman had consented, adding there were elements of the woman’s testimony that differed from her police statement. Meanwhile, Zielke argued elements of the defence argument improperly asked the court to buy into rape myths, such as how a woman is supposed to act during a sexual assault.hpolischuk@postmedia.comtwitter.com/LPHeatherP read more

UN chief condemns double bombing in Libyan city of Benghazi

According to reports, more than 20 people, including civilians and children were killed in the attack in the city’s Al-Salmani district and many others wounded.In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Mr. Guterres also expressed concerns over reports of summary executions being carried out in Benghazi in retaliation for the attack. “The perpetrators of the attack in Al-Salmani, and of any criminal acts carried out in retaliation, must be brought to justice,” added the statement.In the statement, the Secretary-General also expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wished the injured swift recovery.

The Orioles And Royals Could At Least Still Beat TripleA Teams …

Royals56.5110.391.6101 How would MLB’s worst (and most average) do in Triple-A?Wins per 162 games by league for the Orioles, Royals and Phillies using Out of the Park Developments to simulate Class AAA results for each team Phillies83.2123.3133.8128.5 Wins per 162 games in… Orioles46.892.7102.197.4 TeamReal-Life MLBInt’l LgPCLAAA Combd. Which winning percentage is “correct”? There are a few reasons to think Out of the Park’s findings are more realistic.3And no, they didn’t pay us to say that. Although many of Baltimore’s players rate at or slightly below the replacement level by WAR, that performance is by definition equivalent to the top level of talent found in the minors. Remember, even a completely replacement-level MLB team would rank among the upper echelon of AAA. Plus, many Orioles are also suffering horrendously down years. Out of the 38 veterans who have logged time for Baltimore this season, 29 are producing WAR below their established level from the previous three seasons. With slightly improved luck, against greatly reduced competition, even the Chris Davises of the world could expect better results. So, similar to a college football team trying to beat an NFL team, baseball’s best farm clubs would probably lose their share of games against the worst the majors has to offer.But while studying the depths of the Orioles’ and Royals’ badness in the context of minor league teams is fun in itself, studying MLB’s bottom feeders is also useful for understanding how they fit into — and represent — some of the game’s larger trends.Baltimore wasn’t necessarily attempting to be terrible to begin the season like the tanking efforts of teams like the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs earlier this decade. But the Orioles were awful near the deadline and got even worse when they finally elected to rebuild, trading away many of their best players (such as Manny Machado, Kevin Gausman, Jonathan Schoop and Brad Brach). The Orioles were 32-75 through July and have picked up the losing pace with their depleted lineup, going 11-32 since the start of August and reaching 100 losses on Sept. 7.The Orioles at least have the excuse of having to play 38 games against the Yankees and Red Sox. The Royals, meanwhile, are in the woeful AL Central, a grouping of teams that might be the worst division ever. The Royals rank last in the American League in pitching WAR (4.0), and only the Orioles (5.22) have a poorer ERA than Kansas City’s 5.05. Of the 18 Royals pitchers to log at least 20 innings, 10 are at or below replacement level.The lineup isn’t much better. The Baltimore Orioles really struggled in the season’s second half, going 17-26 in the International League. Fortunately for Baltimore, they still managed to hold off the Charlotte Knights and Gwinnett Stripers by a comfortable margin in the South Division. Advancing to the postseason, the Orioles rallied to capture the league title with series wins over the Rochester Red Wings and Toledo Mud He — wait, what?That scenario is a hypothetical minor league season simulated by Out of the Park Developments at the request of FiveThirtyEight. In reality, the Orioles are actually a major league team that resides in the American League East, where they were a staggering 60 games behind the division-leading Boston Red Sox entering play Tuesday. The modern record for most games back of a division (or, before divisions, league) leader was set in 1906 by the Boston Beaneaters, who finished 66.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs.Our forecast calls for Baltimore to lose 115 games, which would be tied for the fourth-most losses in a season since 1901. The AL record for games lost in a season is 119 by the infamously bad 2003 Detroit Tigers, while the 1962 New York Mets — an expansion club — hold the modern major league record for losses in a season (120). Both of those numbers are achievable for Baltimore this season. And the Orioles aren’t alone: The Kansas City Royals are also remarkably terrible, projected to lose 105 games. If the Royals and Orioles each lose at least 105 games, they would be the first teams to do so in the same season since 2002.After unloading many of their assets at the trade deadline, Baltimore and Kansas City are struggling so mightily against real MLB teams that we were curious to see how they would stack up if they were relegated to Triple-A. At what point does the designation between a major and minor league team start to blur? And what are the implications of that blurring for the broader world of Major League Baseball?To help answer the first question, we started with a minor league equivalency (MLE) calculator, which converts MLB statistics to their corresponding Triple-A numbers. The MLEs were not bullish on Baltimore’s chances in Triple-A: Assuming there is an 18 percent bump in wins above replacement1Using a mix of FanGraphs’ and Baseball-Reference.com’s versions of the metric. when moving down from the majors to the minors,2Which we arrived at by reverse-engineering the MLE calculator’s 15 percent penalty in on-base plus slugging for moving from Class AAA to the majors. the Orioles were still projected to have just a .446 winning percentage in Triple-A. And the Royals? Their 2018 performance translates to a .489 winning percentage in Triple-A. For comparison’s sake, the Philadelphia Phillies are the most average team in baseball this season according to WAR. Their major league performance translates to a .585 winning percentage in Triple-A.According to Out of the Park’s game engine, though, the Orioles and Royals would at least hold their own against minor league competition. In the aforementioned simulation, Baltimore went 79-59 (a .572 winning percentage) in the International League; a separate sim had the Orioles finishing 87-51 (.630) in the Pacific Coast League (another AAA league). Combined, those records would be good for 97 wins over the standard 162-game schedule.(The Royals played at a 101-win pace against their AAA opponents in the simulations, while the Phillies projected for a 129-win pace.) Sources: Out of the Park Baseball, Baseball-Reference.com How did K.C. and Baltimore get here? Most damaging are their relative struggles to draft and develop quality players and prospects, and little help is on the immediate horizon as the Orioles and Royals ranked 25th and 26th in a composite ranking of midseason prospects.Although Baltimore regularly exceeded expectations in the 2010s under manager Buck Showalter and general manager Dan Duquette, the team now faces a long and difficult rebuild with a thin farm system and in a tough division.“We’re the worst team in the business, but we’re not unlike Kansas City, who had a good run,” Duquette said. “You go through a winning cycle. You don’t draft up high. Your players get older. There is a lot of stress on your resources to replace your players.“Our situation in Baltimore was we put an inordinate amount of resources into the major league to try and sustain the competitive window. That was a decision by the ownership. Along the way, we didn’t invest in the infrastructure required to sustain it, and by that I mean the international [free agent] recruiting, the analytics, the technology, the front office personnel. The ownership group made a conscious choice to invest money into the major league team to extend the competitiveness of the team a bit longer.”One of the biggest takeaways from the Orioles’ and Royals’ struggles is that the gap between the haves — the super teams — and have-nots might be growing. From 2010 to 2016, an average of 4.9 teams per season had scoring differentials or 100 runs or greater. Eight teams accomplished the feat last year, and eight teams are projected to do so again this season.Conversely, seven teams are expected to post negative differentials of 100 runs or more this year after six reached the mark in 2016 and 2017. Over the past decade, three teams have a run differential of -200 or worse, including the DisAstros of 2012 (-211) and 2013 (-238) and the San Diego Padres of 2017 (-212). There will likely be three such teams this season in the Orioles, Marlins and Royals. By run differential between the first- and last-ranking teams, the Orioles are 3.34 runs worse per game than the Astros, which is the second greatest margin in any season since 1954.Part of this is by design. The Cubs and Astros tanked specifically to acquire premium draft picks and clear payroll, following the NBA’s worst-to-first model. The fact that those two teams won the past two World Series will only strengthen belief in this philosophy. The Royals arguably employed the strategy, too — perhaps inadvertently — to form a core that took the club to the 2014 and 2015 World Series, winning the 2015 title. Two key members of those Royals teams, Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain, left as free agents last winter.Duquette has been a major league GM since the early 1990s. Does he believe rebuilding strategies have become more extreme?“I think one of the things that is different now … is players over 30 now are way less productive than they were in the 1990s and 2000s,” Duquette said. Older players have indeed become less productive and account for fewer seasons being played since performance-enhancing drug testing began in 2004.“Those are generally some of the players that would be available to make an impact on your major league team. … It’s always been a young’s man game [but] with those [older] players not being available on the market, I think teams, in general, are placing a higher value on the prospects they have, and younger players.”As long as relegation to the minor leagues isn’t a part of baseball, tanking is a logical approach to acquiring premium young talent. But it won’t always work — and it might not be in the game’s overall interest.In the American League, the Indians and Red Sox have already clinched playoff berths, and the Indians have clinched the A.L. Central. The Red Sox and Astros have 99 percent chances of capturing their divisions, while the Yankees and Athletics have 99 percent chances of winning the league’s wild cards. So midway through September, there are no AL playoff races — and that is likely playing some role in declining ticket sales.MLB attendance is down 4.28 percent (2.88 million) from last season’s pace through Sept. 17. A number of factors are at play, including cold early season weather, improving in-home TV/streaming experience and changes to the secondary ticket market. But American League attendance, and its fewer games of interest, is down more (5.97 percent decline and loss of 1.83 million fans) than attendance in the National League (2.99 percent decrease and 1.06 million fans).The Orioles have suffered the fifth-largest attendance drop in the majors to date (-405,652 fans) while the Royals are third (-523,317).“If you lose over a 100 games, that’s extreme,” Duquette said. “It’s hard on your club, and it’s hard on the fan base to continue to maintain enthusiasm.”While rebuilding has always been part of baseball, the depths of such retooling projects are becoming more extreme in nature. They’re so extreme that the gap between the worst major league teams and minor league play might be closing.Check out our latest MLB predictions.CORRECTION (Sept. 20, 2018, 11:30 a.m.): A previous version of this article repeated an error made by betting company regarding the modern record for how far back a team finished in the standings. The betting line said the record was 65.5 games in 1909. The record was actually set by the Boston Beaneaters in 1906 at 66.5 games. read more

Relaunched Alecto lists on AIM as Cradle Arc today

first_imgTrading in Cradle Arc’s Ordinary Shares on AIM commenced today, under the ticker CRA.L (Admission). As part of the Admission process, the company has raised, in aggregate, £5.65 million before expenses, comprising £3.25 million in pre-IPO funding, via the issue of the October 2017 Convertible Loan Notes, which will automatically convert into Ordinary Shares on Admission, and a further £2.4 million on Admission, through a Placing of 24,000,000 new Ordinary Shares at a Placing Price of 10 pence per Ordinary Share. On Admission, the Company will have a total of 201,329,482 Ordinary Shares in issue, implying a market capitalisation of approximately £20.1 million (approximately $28.1 million) at the Placing Price.Overview:Raised £5.65 million before expenses in pre-IPO and IPO equity raisings to support the ramp-up of production at the Mowana Copper Mine in Botswana, an established and relatively low risk mining jurisdictionMowana mine has strong value fundamentals, with a current base case NPV of $87 million, which is projected to increase to up to $245 million following certain planned plant upgradesMowana also has significant potential future upside from the development of the exploration areas that fall outside of the current base case mine plan and the potential development of the Makala underground mineIn addition to its cornerstone copper producing asset in Botswana, the company also owns the development ready Matala gold asset in Zambia with a JORC resource estimate of 568,000oz @ 2.7 g/t AuMowana copper mine (Cradle Arc, 60%) was acquired on attractive terms via a transaction originally agreed in December 2016, when the copper price was approximately $2.5/lb (some $5,512/t), since when the copper price has increased by approximately 25%. to circa $3.1/lb (some $6,897/t), making the investment even more compelling.Over $170 million of capital historically invested by previous operators at Mowana, which was in production between 2008 and 2015 before ceasing operations at a time of low copper prices and following operating challenges now addressed through a revised mine plan.Production restarted in March 2017 and is currently ramping up to the base case nameplate production rate of approximately 12,000 t/y of copper in concentrate:Processing at a throughput rate of 1.2 Mt/y, mining at a grade of 1.16% CuAverage all-in cash costs of approximately $4,400/t of saleable copperBase case NPV of $87 million.There is a low capex expansion option to increase production at Mowana to about 22,000 t/y of copper in concentrate through the installation of a Dense Media Separation (DMS) pre-concentration process:DMS is expected to increase throughput to approximately 2.6 Mt/y with reduced cash costsIncreased NPV of up to $245 millionJORC compliant resource base of 686,000 t of contained Cu in Measured & Indicated categories and a further 758,000 t contained Cu in Inferred, to support a long mine life operation, with significant exploration upside potentialKevin van Wouw, CEO of Cradle Arc, said: “The central pillar of our portfolio is Mowana, an established copper mine in Botswana, which is currently in production and ramping up to approximately 12,000 t/y of saleable copper per annum, at an all in cash cost of $4,400/t versus a current copper price of $6,897/t, clearly highlighting the already robust economics of the mine. Our plans to expand and optimise Mowana, primarily through the implementation of a DMS pre-concentration process, considerably improve the economics of this asset and can potentially raise the total project NPV significantly, to $245 million.  In addition to the producing Mowana mine, there is significant additional upside potential from the exploration opportunities open to us in the region and exciting opportunities across our wider portfolio.“Our strategy is centred on applying new mining models and techniques, to achieve cash positive production from proven mining assets, having secured JV partnerships for our Mali assets, to maximise value in the near term for our shareholders. This strategy has been presented to potential investors and I am delighted to report that the appetite for this model has been significant and we have now added several well-known institutional holders to our register.  I look forward to providing regular updates to shareholders on our progress with Mowana and our other attractive portfolio assets.”last_img read more

Continental une voiture automatique en phase de tests

first_imgContinental: une voiture automatique en phase de testsLa mise au point d’un véhicule automatique commercialisable se précise. Une voiture de ce type conçue par Continental est d’ailleurs en phase de tests…La conduite automatique est en passe de s’appliquer dans des conditions réelles. Dernièrement, de nouvelles évolutions montrent que le pilotage automatique est loin d’être un rêve et il pourrait, effectivement, changer nos habitudes de transport…À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Le Continental Automotive Group teste actuellement un véhicule automatique qui pourrait être le premier du genre à être commercialisé et à disposer d’une licence en vue d’une utilisation sur la voie publique, avec ou sans permis ! Continental miserait ainsi sur un véhicule semi-automatique, qui aurait l’avantage de rester abordable.Le véhicule a été développé sur la base de la Volkswagen Passat à laquelle ont été retirés les freins et la direction. En effet, les nouveaux équipements de substitution possèdent des capteurs qui permettent au véhicule de prendre connaissance de son environnement et de conduire en conséquence. La voiture automatique de Continental doit dépasser avec succès les 10.000 miles de tests, sans aide d’un chauffeur, avant de pouvoir envisager une commercialisation. Une avancée qui montre néanmoins que la vente en masse de tels véhicules est peut-être plus proche que certains le pensent…Le 27 mars 2012 à 12:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

PLP with all 39 candidates ratifies Munroe for Free Town

first_img Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElections2017, #BattleforFreetown, #magneticmedianews, #WayneMunroe Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 15, 2017 – Nassau – General Elections can be called anytime now that the governing Progressive Liberal Party is with all 39 of its candidates ratified for the 2017 General Elections.   A boisterous upset happened on Monday night, where attorney Wayne Munroe was unanimously supported by the party executive as the new candidate for newly renamed constituency, Free Town.The QC had vigorous support at the NGC meeting held at the party headquarters and is the standard bearer, the choice over Senator Frank Smith, who concluded that the loss was painful but democratic.   Smith had battled hard for the party’s nod for that constituency, but in a show of support, stood with Munroe and his party despite being denied the chance to run in Free Town. Smith is the MP for St Thomas Moore since 2002.The Free National Movement has also named all 39 of its candidates for the upcoming General Elections.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasGeneralElections2017#WayneMunroe#BattleforFreetown 88 Percent voter turnout Bahamas General Elections 2017 Fred Smith, Q.C : Christmas has come Early to Bahamas, FNM paints Parliament red Fred Mitchell’ s Sour Grapes rant following FNM win.last_img read more

Firefighters extinguish car fire north of Hockinson

first_imgFirefighters knocked out a car fire Sunday evening that started after a three-car crash north of Hockinson.The crash was reported around 8:30 p.m. at 18500 N.E. 182nd Ave.While responding, firefighters with Clark County Fire District 3 learned one of the three cars was on fire. When they arrived, they found an engine compartment fire had spread into the passenger compartment, a district news release said.Firefighters extinguished the fire within minutes.The two other vehicles had minor damage from the crash.No serious injuries were reported, the release said.last_img

South Florida Muslim organization puts up antiISIS billboard

first_imgMIAMI LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – Drivers on Interstate 75 in Miami Lakes will now see a billboard telling the terrorist organization ISIS, “You suck!”The Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations sponsored the billboard in Miami Lakes. Yasir Billoo, a board member of the coalition, said the purpose of the sign is to remind people that Muslims condemn terrorism.“The purpose of the billboard is clear,” Billoo said, “It’s for Muslims, especially in South Florida, to tell our neighbors, our friends, our coworkers, that Muslims condemn terrorism in very clear terms.”The sign along I-75 reads, “Hey ISIS, You suck!!! From: #ActualMuslims.” It also includes a quote from the Quran that reads, “Life is Sacred.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Hyderabad Drunk man creates ruckus with car at Medchal 1

first_imgHyderabad: A man in an inebriated created a ruckus with his car near Kompally and rammed into a two-wheeler coming in the opposite direction at Surakshi hospital. A woman who was riding the two-wheeler sustained severe injuries and shifted to Russh hospital at Suchitra circle. The woman is said to be slipped into a coma. Following the incident, the two men inside the fled the spot. The police inspected the spot and launched a probe. A hunt was launched to nab the accused.last_img

Share Low Carb Low Fat What the Latest Dieting Studies Tell Us

first_imgBy CANDICE CHOI , AP Food & Health WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas?If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family about how best to do it. It seems like everyone has an opinion, and new fads emerge every year.Two major studies last year provided more fuel for a particularly polarizing topic — the role carbs play in making us fat. The studies gave scientists some clues, but, like other nutrition studies, they can’t say which diet — if any — is best for everyone.This June 9, 2014 file photo shows a dish of steak and cheese pasta in Concord, N.H. Two major studies in 2018 provided more fuel for the debate around carbs and fats, yet failed to offer a resolution to the polarizing matter of the best way to lose weight. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)That’s not going to satisfy people who want black-and-white answers, but nutrition research is extremely difficult and even the most respected studies come with big caveats. People are so different that it’s all but impossible to conduct studies that show what really works over long periods of time.Before embarking on a weight loss plan for the new year, here’s a look at some of what was learned last year.FEWER CARBS, FEWER POUNDS?It’s no longer called the Atkins Diet, but the low-carb school of dieting has been enjoying a comeback. The idea is that the refined carbohydrates in foods like white bread are quickly converted into sugar in our bodies, leading to energy swings and hunger.By cutting carbs, the claim is that weight loss will be easier because your body will instead burn fat for fuel while feeling less hungry. A recent study seems to offer more support for low-carb proponents. But, like many studies, it tried to understand just one sliver of how the body works.The study , led by an author of books promoting low-carb diets, looked at whether varying carb levels might affect how the body uses energy. Among 164 participants, it found those on low-carb diets burned more calories in a resting state than those on high-carb diets.The study did not say people lost more weight on a low-carb diet — and didn’t try to measure that. Meals and snacks were tightly controlled and continually adjusted so everyone’s weights stayed stable.David Ludwig, the paper’s lead author and a researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital, said it suggests limiting carbs could make it easier for people to keep weight off once they’ve lost it. He said the approach might work best for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes.Ludwig noted the study wasn’t intended to test long-term health effects or real-world scenarios where people make their own food. The findings also need to be replicated to be validated, he said.Caroline Apovian of Boston University’s School of Medicine said the findings are interesting fodder for the scientific community, but that they shouldn’t be taken as advice for the average person looking to lose weight.DO I AVOID FAT TO BE SKINNY?For years people were advised to curb fats , which are found in foods including meat, nuts, eggs, butter and oil. Cutting fat was seen as a way to control weight, since a gram of fat has twice as many calories than the same amount of carbs or protein.Many say the advice had the opposite effect by inadvertently giving us license to gobble up fat-free cookies, cakes and other foods that were instead full of the refined carbs and sugars now blamed for our wider waistlines.Nutrition experts gradually moved away from blanket recommendations to limit fats for weight loss. Fats are necessary for absorbing important nutrients and can help us feel full. That doesn’t mean you have to subsist on steak drizzled in butter to be healthy.Bruce Y. Lee, a professor of international health at Johns Hopkins, said the lessons learned from the anti-fat fad should be applied to the anti-carb fad: don’t oversimplify advice.“There’s a constant look for an easy way out,” Lee said.SO WHICH IS BETTER?Another big study this past year found low-carb diets and low-fat diets were about equally as effective for weight loss. Results varied by individual, but after a year, people in both groups shed an average of 12 to 13 pounds.The author noted the findings don’t contradict Ludwig’s low-carb study. Instead, they suggest there may be some flexibility in the ways we can lose weight. Participants in both groups were encouraged to focus on minimally processed foods like produce and meat prepared at home. Everyone was advised to limit added sugar and refined flour.“If you got that foundation right, for many, that would be an enormous change,” said Chris Gardner of Stanford University and one of the study’s authors.Limiting processed foods could improve most diets by cutting down overall calories, while still leaving wiggle room for people’s preferences. That’s important, because for a diet to be effective, a person has to be able to stick to it. A breakfast of fruit and oatmeal may be filling for one person, but leave another hungry soon after.Gardner notes the study had its limitations, too. Participants’ diets weren’t controlled. People were instead instructed on how to achieve eating a low-carb or low-fat in regular meetings with dietitians, which may have provided a support network most dieters don’t have.SO, WHAT WORKS?In the short term you can probably lose weight by eating only raw foods, or going vegan, or cutting out gluten, or following another diet plan that catches your eye. But what will work for you over the long term is a different question.Zhaoping Li, director of clinical nutrition division at the University of California, Los Angeles, says there is no a single set of guidelines that help everyone lose weight and keep it off. It’s why diets often fail — they don’t factor into account the many factors that drive us to eat what we do.To help people lose weight, Li examines her patients’ eating and physical activity routines to identify improvements people will be able to live with.“What sticks is what matters,” Li said.___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives supportfrom the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.last_img read more

Dont Say She Cuts Good For A Girl

first_imgBy Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFROWhen Lesley Bryant opened The Lady Clipper Barber Shop in 2017, she wanted it to serve people of all races, genders, sexual orientations and ages in part because she remembers what it’s like being bullied. Bryant, 38, was born in Trinidad and when she arrived in Washington, D.C. at the age of 12, she remembers her middle school classmates constantly teasing her about her accent, her clothes, her light skin and her long, curly hair. “I feel like it was kids being kids,” says Bryant, who keeps her locks closely cropped out of convenience and does not speak with an accent. “I just feel like it’s routine bullying — I feel everyone experiences some level of it.” Lady Clipper Barber Shop, a Black woman owned and operated barbershop in the U Street corridor, features barbers Lesley Bryant (front), who owns the shop, with (back row left to right) Jo Woodard, Daisy Robinson and Gabby Smith. (Courtesy Photo, J. Wilson Photography)And before opening her woman-staffed barbershop, Bryant spent two years working as the only woman in a Shaw barbershop where she says she constantly butt heads with toxic masculinity. Bryant remembers keeping her temper in check when male clients doubted her abilities and asked the other male barbers if she really knew how to cut hair. Some would nitpick a perfectly good haircut just to get a rise out of her. “They’d say, ‘You cut pretty good for a girl,’” Bryant says. “They think it’s a compliment, but it’s an insult.” The barbershop often felt more like a fraternity house than a business, she explained to the AFRO.Occasionally, male clients would flirt with her and ask her out on dates. Daily locker room banter among clients about their sexual adventures made Bryant feel uncomfortable. So did music videos or movies playing on the television featuring scantily clad women. When she brought her concerns to management, not only did her issues fall on deaf ears, but she was outnumbered and made to feel like she was too sensitive, Bryant says. So she sucked it up and did her best to make her clients comfortable. “I would apologize to my clients and say, ‘I’m sorry, you know, I’m not responsible for what’s playing on the TV,’ or ‘Sorry about the conversation,’” Bryant said, declining to name the barbershop. “Constantly apologizing for that, for the environment. And that’s definitely a reason why I knew I had to go.” Her experience there prompted her to open her four-chair barbershop that’s on 15thand U Street N.W., and employs three other lady barbers, a staffing move she said happened organically, not deliberately. Bryant spent the first year working solo to get the business off the ground and then started hiring people after that.   Rather than every barber monitoring what happens in her own chair, the shop functions as a unit. For example, if one of the barbers is running late for an appointment, clients know to ask another barber to step in.“If a client’s here sitting more than 15 minutes past the appointment, that client is for everybody, if the client chooses,” Bryant told the AFRO. “This way, the service is always timely.”Her company logo, inspired by the iconic “Rosie the Riveter,” is another expression of female strength. In Bryant’s version, she’s “Lesley the Riveter” holding a set of clippers as she flexes her bicep.Meanwhile, Bryant’s path to the barber chair wasn’t linear.She spent 12 years working as a graphic designer at a commercial real estate firm in Tyson’s Corner. But in 2014, the firm laid Bryant off as part of a restructuring plan, she said. Bryant walked away with a sizeable severance package and booked a flight to Trinidad to visit her father for a month. But before she left, she got a haircut, and confided in her barber she didn’t know what career path to take.  The barber encouraged her to give barbering a shot, and after she returned from Trinidad, she started taking classes in the night barbering program at Roosevelt STAY Opportunity Academy in D.C. She completed the program after 18 months.At Lady Clipper, roughly 25 percent of her clientele are from the LGBTQ community, between 5 and 10 percent of her clients are children and everyone else is men or women. Every month, the shop features pieces from local artists, giving them a chance to promote and sell their wares from within the barbershop — most of the artists are clients, Bryant said. What Bryant wants people to know about her shop is that it’s all about relationships. She wants a family vibe there because it keeps the clients coming back and keeps the barbers wanting to continue cutting them. And they want to know how your vacation went, when your baby was born and would love to be a part of other major milestones in your life. “Invite us to happy hour, you know, or to your birthday party,” Bryant said. “You’re part of a family if you want one; if you want to be a part of it.”last_img read more

India Supreme Court sets July deadline in battle to legalize gay sex

first_imgIn its ongoing deliberations over whether to repeal Section 377 of the India’s penal code, the country’s Supreme Court today asked the Indian government to explain its stand on consensual sexual relations between same sex adults. GAYSTARNEWS- The Supreme Court members said Parliament should decided whether to repealing the law, not the judiciary. Local religious groups broadly welcomed the court’s decision, but many international organizations, including the United Nations, criticized it.Rather than being an anarchic, under-used piece of legislation, authorities across India used the Supreme Court ruling to once again prosecute LGBT people.Section 377 was cited in the arrest of 600 people in 2014 and over 1,400 in 2015. It has also made it more difficult to promote HIV awareness.Right to privacyIn early 2017, the Supreme Court agreed to consider petitions challenging its earlier verdict. It said petitions would be considered by a five-member board.In August 2017, the Court ruled ‘Right to Privacy is an integral part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty.’Campaigners believe this ruling nullifies Section 377 as it means consenting LGBT adults have a right to privacy.The Supreme Court’s five-member board reconvened to begin discussions on Section 377 on Wednesday 17 January 2018. Today’s demand means the Court is demanding the government make a decision with regards to gay sex.Its decision will have huge implications. India is the second most populated country on earth, with 1.3 billion inhabitants, and an estimated LGBT population of 78million.See alsoGay drama gets child-friendly movie rating in India Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . India’s Supreme Court battle to legalize gay sex will start this weekIndia signals support for legalizing gay sexWhat is Section 377? Everything you need to know about India’s anti-gay lawRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/india-supreme-court-july-deadline/ A Valentine’s Day march in the city of Vadodara in Gujarat to raise HIV awareness (Photo: Emma Goswell) It has given the government until July to return with an answer.In effect, the Supreme Court is now forcing the government to make a decision on the issue. It’s something legislative members have previously appeared to prevaricate over.LGBTI advocates have declared the ultimatum a ‘watershed’ moment in the ongoing campaign to legalize homosexuality in the country.Ashok Row Kavi, chairperson of Humsafar Trust, a charity that works with India’s LGBT community, told Thomson Reuters Foundation today’s demand was ‘a watershed in the whole fight against Section 377.‘The government will have to decide whether this colonial law should still stand relevant in a country that has its own constitution that protects fundamental rights of its citizens.’Section 377 in IndiaSection 377 of India’s penal code dates back to 1861, when the country was under British rule. It broadly criminalized any ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal.’ Those found guilty face up to ten years in prison.Campaigners were jubilant when the High Court of Delhi repealed the law with regard to consenting adults in 2009. However, their jubilation turned to dismay and anger when two members of the Supreme Court of India overturned that judgment in 2013. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | April 09, 2015 Agfa HealthCare and Hitachi Medical Systems America Partner in U.S. Market Agfa HealthCare announced that it has entered into a sales and marketing agreement with Hitachi Medical Systems America… read more July 8, 2010 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. announced this week that the FCR XG5000 has secured the highest ranking – “Best in KLAS” – in the “2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment” report for the multi-plate computed radiography category. Each year the research firm KLAS independently evaluates vendor performance through the active participation of thousands of health care organizations and products. Contributing to Fujifilm’s number one ranking was customer feedback and ratings on functional strengths such as reliability, increased efficiency and fast cycle times. The XG5000 is designed to meet the demands of a high-volume imaging department, with four independent cassette insertion drivers, allowing for high-performance in busy imaging environments, and speeds of up to 165 images per hour and image previews beginning in as little as 13 seconds. In addition to winning the coveted “Best in KLAS” award in the multi-plate CR category, the company was also recognized with an impressive number two ranking in the “2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment” report for overall performance of medical equipment vendors. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | RSNA 2016 | February 01, 2017 | By Greg Freiherr RSNA 2016 Predicts the Future of Value Imaging There are plenty of uncertainties surrounding medical practice in this country. 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Technology | Radiology Imaging | July 09, 2015 Agfa Introduces FreeView Technology With Telescopic Column for Mobile DR System Agfa HealthCare announced that it will launch its new mobile digital radiography (DR) system with FreeView telescopic… read more Siemens’ Artis pheno demonstrates greater agility than 8-year-old Artis zeego thanks to elimination of ceiling cables. Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | August 03, 2018 VIDEO: AHRA Regulatory Update Part 2: CR to DR Transition Sheila Sferrella, president of Regents Health Resources and Bill Finerfrock, president of Capitol Associates, discuss read more Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering sophisticated medical specialties, located in west suburban Chicago. The FDR Go’s user-friendly platform helps to make the technologist’s job easier and improves the patient’s experience. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Computed Radiography (CR) | November 01, 2016 | Sponsored by Fujifilm Decoding the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin enforcement of the Consolidated… read more center_img News | Computed Radiography (CR) | April 12, 2018 Carestream Installs Diagnostic Imaging System Near Mount Everest Base Camp Capital Enterprises, a Carestream distributor, transported and installed a Carestream Vita Flex CR System that provides… read more Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | Remote Viewing Systems | September 28, 2015 White Paper: DRX Plus Detectors: Going from Good to Great The company that introduced the world’s first wireless, cassette-sized DR detector does it again. read more Related Content Technology | Computed Radiography (CR) | September 01, 2015 Konica Minolta Launches Sigma II CS-7s CR System Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced the new Sigma II CS-7s computed radiography (CR) system, designed to deliver… read more Local porters carried the Carestream Vita Flex CR system on their backs for 30 kilometers to Kunde Hospital Sponsored Content | Case Study | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 08, 2017 | By Ryan Garland, MHA, BS, RT (R) An Effective Approach to X-ray Equipment Upgrade Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering sophisticated medical… read more News | July 08, 2010 Fujifilm CR Ranked ‘Best in KLAS’ News | Interventional Radiology | August 03, 2017 Moffitt Cancer Center Enhances Patient Care with Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i 4-D Cancer patients at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., now have access to advanced diagnostic imaging for fast and… read more last_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “That’s the kind of person he was, and that’s the way heplayed the game. He loved the game and he competed everytime he stepped between those white lines. I relished theopportunity to compete against him because I knew what I wasgoing to get, I knew who I was playing against every time.” Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Wednesday was a sad day for all in the National FootballLeague as news spread that 12-time Pro Bowl linebackerJunior Seau passed away at the age of 43, the victim of anapparent suicide.Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner joined ArizonaSports 620’s Burns & Gambo Wednesday, and remembered hisfellow All-Pro.“He was a special player and individual. I got a chance toknow him over the course of my career, and he was one of myfavorite guys,” Warner said. “So many times, I rememberseeing him at the Pro Bowl and he was one of those guys whowas always playing with his kids, was always interacting,was always happy to engage with the fans.center_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments   Share   last_img read more