One killed, 5 injured as militants open fire on Army convoy

first_imgOne soldier was killed and five others were injured when militants opened fire on an Army convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu highway on Saturday morning.Preliminary reports suggest that the attack place at Hillar, Qazigund, in South Kashmir. The area is over 70 km south of Srinagar.A police official said a search operation was launched in the area to nab the attackers.Reinforcements have been rushed to the spot.last_img

Which Big 12 Offense Was Best?

first_imgPhoto Attribution: US PresswirePhoto Attribution: US PresswireDavid Ubben posed the question yesterday on his Big 12 blog. There are a number of ways to look at this but the title of “best offense in the Big 12” definitely belongs to one of the following five schools: Baylor, KSU, OSU, OU, and WVU.First, let’s rid ourselves of the archaic points per game metric when looking at best offenses. Oklahoma State does not necessarily have a better offense than Alabama because they score 20 or 30 more points per game. That’s dumb and outdated.The true measure of a great offense is how efficient you are when you get the ball.For example, if you get 1,000 possessions in a season and score 200 TDs but punt 800 times, you’d set the NCAA record for points scored, but you were ridiculously inefficient in doing it. And since other teams get the same amount of possessions (roughly) as you, you probably went 0-12. Plus, your punter needs a leg replacement and those are expensive.So to answer the question about which offense was most efficient, let’s dig into the numbers.[table id=72 /]Some notes on this table…% scored is what percentage of your offensive drives did you score points (FG or TD) on.% given up is what percentage of your offensive drives did you give the ball back to the other team without scoring on[1. These aren’t supposed to add up to 100% because we aren’t accounting for end of half or end of game drives, I just threw them out].Kansas State’s offense received the ball 141 times (fewest in the conference) — and only gave it back without scoring on 38% of their possessions. This was the best mark in the country. Next best in the Big 12 was OSU at 43%, next best nationally was La Tech at 41%.This is absurd, and really sheds light on the fact that KSU only had nine (!) turnovers all year. Nine! I think OSU had nine in the Arizona game!Also, on 52% of those 141 possessions, the Wildcats scored (again, the other 10% were end of the half or end of game drives). Only five other teams in the country had a mark over 50% (OSU, Baylor, Bama, A&M, and La Tech).Their points per drive mark (a model of efficiency) was 2.77. So if you gave KSU 13 possessions in any given game (the national average) you could expect them to score 36.01 points. Combine that with only coughing it up nine times all year and…well….you see why they won the Big 12.Baylor was nearly as efficient at 2.75 points per drive, even though they turned it over and gave it back a lot more than K-State did. The reason was that they scored 65 (!!) touchdowns and had one of the best TD/FG ratios in the conference (4 TD for every 1 FG). There’s a lot of room to make up for inefficiencies by putting the ball in the endzone.On the flip side, OSU scored more often than any team in the league (88 total scores) but they couldn’t post TDs. If they score TDs on just 7-8 of their field goals then they’re right up there on points per drive with Baylor and KSU.WVU and OU gave it back to their opponents without scoring far too often to be considered the conference’s best offense.So here’s how I would rank them based on efficiency:1. Kansas State2. Baylor3. Oklahoma State4. WVU5. OUAnd here’s how you guys ranked them on SportsNation:1. Baylor2. West Virginia3. Kansas State4. Oklahoma State5. OklahomaI don’t have a huge problem with WVU over OSU (because of the Savannah State game) but man, I have a hard time putting Dana’s squad ahead of Kansas State which, just like its coach, was an absolute model of efficiency in 2012.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Everton’s Farhad Moshiri: Ronald Koeman has my total support

first_imgEverton news Share on Facebook Ronald Koeman Read more Share on Twitter Reuse this content Share via Email Everton’s major shareholder, Farhad Moshiri, has said the club’s fans “deserve better” than this season’s dreadful run of form but insisted Ronald Koeman retains his total support.The Everton manager has attracted fierce criticism following ineffective performances and poor results. The home defeat by Burnley on Sunday was their fifth in eight matches in all competitions and left a club that spent almost £140m in the summer languishing two points above the teams in the relegation zone.Koeman has argued it is wrong to question his future because his players continue to show commitment, while dismissing the theory that substantial investment in seven additions to the first team should have brought improvement.In a statement released to the Sky Sports presenter Jim White, Moshiri cited a demanding fixture list and European exertions as factors in Everton’s meagre return. He insisted any pressure on Koeman is not coming from the boardroom.“We are in a bad moment,” Moshiri said, “but we have played the four title contenders, three away. Today was the only unexpected loss. The four pre-qualifying Uefa games and two group games on Thursdays haven’t helped. There is mental and physical fatigue and seven injuries. These are early days and Koeman has my total support. We have great fans and they deserve better. We know the honest and objective expectations of our supporters and will not let them down.”The failure to replace Romelu Lukaku in the summer has cost Everton, who have scored only four Premier League goals – three fewer than the Belgium striker has scored for Manchester United.However, Koeman’s team selection has also contributed to a woeful start with the manager struggling to find a solution to the lack of pace, threat and balance in the ranks. He dropped Wayne Rooney to the bench for the first time in the Premier League this season against Burnley as he gave Oumar Niasse, who he told to leave the club last summer, his first start. It was only after Rooney’s introduction that Everton exerted pressure on Sean Dyche’s well-organised and sixth-placed team.Koeman has claimed it was unrealistic to expect Everton to challenge the top four, despite the biggest spending spree in the club’s history. His team are also struggling in the Europa League having been comprehensively beaten away at Atalanta and drawing at home last week against a 10‑man Apollon Limassol, the lowest ranked team in the group.Koeman has cited a lack of confidence as a key concern and Michael Keane, the £30m summer signing from Burnley, admits he has been undermined by recent results. “Maybe it’s down to confidence,” the defender said.“There are loads of great players here but you get confidence from winning games. We had a bad week a few weeks ago. I think the confidence of a few of the lads is pretty low but the only way you can come out of that is to keep working hard and do the right things. I feel like we did that [against Burnley]. Sometimes you need a bit of luck and things aren’t dropping for us. We have to keep working hard to turn it around.”Everton travel to Brighton after the international break and then face another demanding sequence of games that could intensify the pressure on Koeman. They host Lyon in the Europa League and Arsenal in the Premier League before travelling to Chelsea for a Carabao Cup tie and then Leicester City. Ronald Koeman defiant over Everton future after home defeat by Burnley Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Topicslast_img read more

9 months agoPogba dig at Mourinho after Man Utd win: When you play free and you have manager’s trust…

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pogba dig at Mourinho after Man Utd win: When you play free and you have manager’s trust…by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba was delighted with Manchester United’s victory at Tottenham.Pogba laid on Marcus Rashford’s first-half matchwinning goal.“I love playing big matches,” he told Sky Sports after the game. “I love playing against the best players, that is where we improve, progress and get more experience. “Obviously it was a good one for us and everyone played well, we were all determined because we wanted to win this game. I think the players helped me and we all enjoy playing football and playing together and that is what we did today.”Pogba added: “Everything comes when you play free and you have the trust of the manager and players who make it easy for me. I know [Nemanja] Matic will be there and we can press high and when we get the ball I am already there so I can shoot, I can pass and that is what I have been doing since the manager came. I know I have security behind me so I have the freedom to go so the manager has helped me.” last_img read more

US Open 2019: Serena Williams fights off Caty McNally challenge to reach 3rd round

first_img Next US Open 2019: Serena Williams fights off Caty McNally challenge to reach 3rd round17-year-old Caty McNally took a set off Serena Williams before the the 23-time Grand Slam champion fought back to win the high-quality 2nd-round match in New York on Wednesday.advertisement Associated Press New YorkAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 09:43 IST Serena Williams reached the 3rd round at US Open 2019 after a tough test against teenager Caty McNally (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSerena Williams survived a tough test against Caty McNally on Wednesday night17-year-old McNally took the first set, playing an impressive brand of tennisSerena Williams heaped praise on McNally after her 2nd-round winSerena Williams avoided what would have been her earliest loss in 19 appearances at the US Open.Williams came back from a set down in the second round at Flushing Meadows to beat 17-year-old American Caty McNally 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday night.McNally took the opening set 7-5 after converting her only break point to go 6-5. Williams though fought back and took the second set before dominating a one-sided deciding set.Drama going ??17-year-old @CatyMcNally plays inspired tennis to claim the first set off Serena Williams 7-5.#USOpen pic.twitter.com/47Mtppi8pFUS Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2019The only time Williams ever has been beaten as early as even the third round in New York was in her tournament debut all way back in 1998 – when she was just 16 herself.The following year, Williams won the first of her six US Open championships. McNally hadn’t even been born yet.Also Read | US Open 2019: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic battle into 3rd roundAlso Read | Ashleigh Barty scrambles ahead in scrappy US Open second-round matchAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Rameshlast_img read more

One Pakistani national among two terrorists killed in Pulwama encounter Police

first_imgSrinagar: One of the two terrorists killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district on Friday was a Pakistani and the duo belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, police said on Saturday. Four terrorists and an “active associate” were killed Friday in two encounters with security forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir. One of the militants killed in the encounter at Midoora in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been identified as Yawar Ahmad Najar, a resident of Darganie Gund Tral while the other has been identified as Pakistani code named Umar, a police spokesman said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC He said both the ultras as per police records were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM and were wanted in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments in the area and many other civilian atrocities. “As per the records available with police, they were involved in series of terror attacks in Tral and Awantipora area including killing of civilian at Reshipora Tral on 18th March this year, firing on security forces at Zaji Kurd Lalpora forests on 7th April this year, attack on security forces at Sofigund forest on 9th April, attack on civilian at Nowpora Awantipora on 29th March, IED explosion at Amlar Tral road during the intervening night of 2/3 March 2019. Several terror crime cases were registered against them, he said. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations The spokesman said incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter and all such materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. Two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants and their “active associate”, who was missing since Thursday and “was part of the militant group, were also killed Friday in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district.last_img read more

SpiceJet to start 28 daily flights from Apr 26

first_imgNew Delhi: SpiceJet said Tuesday it will start 28 daily flights connecting Mumbai and Delhi with other cities on its domestic network from April 26. Cash-starved Jet Airways suspended operations last week and the government authorities are in the process of allocating the airport slots vacated by the full-service carrier to other airlines, including SpiceJet, amid efforts to increase capacity to meet peak season traffic. SpiceJet said Tuesday the new flights from Mumbai are on the Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai, Mumbai-Amritsar-Mumbai, Mumbai-Mangalore-Mumbai and Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mumbai sectors. Moreover, the budget carrier has also enhanced operations with additional frequencies from the city on the routes of Mumbai-Patna-Mumbai, Mumbai-Hyderabad-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kolkata-Mumbai. “SpiceJet will also introduce two new frequencies each from Delhi to Patna and Bengaluru besides three additional frequencies on the Mumbai-Delhi-Mumbai sector,” SpiceJet said.last_img read more

Quartet hopes calm will prevail with Palestinian national unity government – UN

9 February 2007Reacting to the agreement to form a Palestinian national unity Government, the diplomatic Quartet – made up of the United Nations, Russian Federation, United States and European Union – today voiced hope that it would serve to foster calm in the region. In a statement released at UN Headquarters in New York following telephone talks, the grouping welcomed the role Saudi Arabia played in reaching the agreement. “The Quartet expressed hope that the desired calm would prevail.” While awaiting its formation, the Quartet reaffirmed previous pledges of support for a Palestinian government committed to non-violence, recognition of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations, including the Road map, an outline plan that envisages two States – Israel and Palestine – living side by side in peace and security. “Quartet members will meet February 21 in Berlin to continue their consideration of these developments, and to review formation and implementation of the agreement on the government,” according to the statement by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, High Representative for European Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner. The statement also welcomed a planned meeting between Ms. Rice, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, set to take place on 19 February. Last night Mr. Ban called the agreement on a national unity government a “very important step forward,” voicing the hope that it “will curb the violence, creating a better future for the Palestinian people.” He also praised King Abdullah for his role in helping to bring it about. read more

VMODA Crossfade LP2 un casque audio costaud

first_imgV-MODA Crossfade LP2: un casque audio costaudConcernant un casque audio, on vante généralement sa qualité de son exceptionnelle. C’est sa raison d’être…Mais parfois, il est bon de s’attarder également sur le côté esthétique. Le dernier né V-MODA joue cette carte du design.Après, c’est une question de goût. Loin d’être discret, le LP2 ressemble un peu aux casques qu’un pilote du Tigre (l’hélicoptère) pourrait porter…Le look est notamment personnalisable avec 12 couleurs au choix (les parois au niveau des oreilles sont amovibles), ce qui vous permettrade l’assortir avec vos vêtements, par exemple. Un point positif pour les plus fashion d’entre nous. Et pour les plus violents d’entre nous, sachez que des câbles amovibles en Kevlar renforcé sont disponibles pour résister aux flexions et que le LP2 peut résister à plus de 70 chutes de 2 mètres sans problème ainsi qu’à des températures basses ou élevées, aux UV et à l’humidité (il pourrait donc vraiment être utile dans un Tigre). V-MODA annonce que son bébé est plus abouti que sa précédente version et qu’il est doté d’un nouveau driver de 50mm, double diaphragme avec la technologie V-Port 3D. Le LP2 n’a pas seulement un look, il est aussi performant.Pour 199 dollars, soit un peu moins de 150 euros, vous pourrez vous en procurer un sur le site (lien non disponible) du constructeur, tout simplement.Le 21 novembre 2011 à 14:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

BAHAMAS RBDF Personnel attend Customs and Excise Church Service

first_img(RBDF Photos by Able Seaman James Carey) RBDF Photo 4 shows: Cannon Basil Tynes, Rector of St. Barnabas Anglican Church bringing the message at the Annual Customs Service on January 21, 2018. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 24, 2018 – Nassau – Officers and Marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force attended The Bahamas Customs and Excise Annual Church Service this past Sunday 21st January, 2018 at St Barnabas Church.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force saw fit to loan support to the members of the Customs Department as they assembled to give thanks to God to earmark the start of their national customs week.  Also in attendance was the Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honorable K. Peter Turnquest, as well as the Member of Parliament for Fort Charlotte Mr. Mark Humes.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force works closely with the Bahamas Department of Customs in the execution of its duties and the members of the Force are endowed with certain powers also under the Customs Act.Photo captions: Headershows: Director of Immigration Clarence Russell, Commissioner of Police Mr. Anthony Ferguson, Customs Comptroller Gennine Moss, Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel and Commissioner of Corrections Patrick Wright.Insert shows: A contingent of RBDF Officers at the Annual Customs Service at St. Barnabas Anglican Church on January 21, 2018. RBDF Photo 3 shows: RBDF Lieutenant Commanders Sonia Miller and Natasha Miller attending the Annual Customs Service at St. Barnabas Anglican Church on January 21, 2018. Related Items:last_img read more

GVL urges to translate Parliament business into regional

first_imgAmaravati: GVL Narasimha Rao, Rajya Sabha member of BJP, urged the Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to translate discussions in question hours, business in Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha into regional languages. He suggested as a first step, the answers to questions can be given in a regional language of the members’ choice. “This is a suggestion worth consideration, but I don’t want to come to conclusion without application of mind,” Venkaiah Naidu replied. Also Read – VVIT students excel in karate Advertise With Us Narasimha Rao informed with this correspondent over a communication on Monday that, when he raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha, Venkaiah Naidu was positive. He further informed that, “I will be persuading the government also to make available all the PIB releases in all Indian languages to enhance their reach. In the absence of such an effort, a large section of people are uninformed about several major achievements of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. This language outreach will help the BJP expand its influence to even far flung areas”.last_img read more

WorldStarHipHop Launches Snapchat Channel With Studio71

first_imgWorldStarHipHop is debuting on Snapchat’s Discover, with the digital video network teaming with Studio71 to produce a regular stream of news and original content for the platform.Starting Monday (Sept. 10), WorldStarHipHop will release 5-15 pieces of content each weekday at 6 a.m. ET on its new Publisher Story on Snapchat’s Discover section coproduced with Studio71. Each edition will feature hip-hop news, memes, viral videos and interactive formats designed to entertain and drive discussion.“WorldStarHipHop is an audience machine, and they have a voracious audience,” said Reza Izad, CEO of Studio71. The new content on Snapchat will “further expand the familiar WorldStarHipHop experience that explores the cultural conversation of what hip-hop is today.”Studio71, owned by Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, began working with WorldStarHipHop about 10 months ago, starting out to help develop the audience for WSHH’s YouTube channel. Since signing with S71, WorldStarHipHop now generates around 600 million views per month (up threefold) and gained 7.7 million subscribers to bring its overall count to over 15.8 million subscribers. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Some of the content on WorldStarHipHop’s Snapchat Publisher Story will be repurposed from its existing trove of user-generated content. Snap will handle ad sales for the WSHH channel.“Our partnership with Studio 71 bridges the gap between content aggregation and content creation, which we couldn’t be more excited about,” Ed Dwyer, CEO of WorldStarHipHop, said in a statement.WorldStarHipHop, founded in 2005, has a controversial legacy with violent viral videos among its most popular content. The video site was founded by Lee “Q” O’Denat, who died in January 2017.The Joe Hodorowicz, Studio71’s VP of talent, manages the partnership with WorldStarHipHop. For WorldStarHipHop, the executive producer for the Snapchat content is Tristan Hill, who previously has worked at BuzzFeed. WorldStarHipHop is represented by WME.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Behala Puja committes worried over footfall after bridge collapse

first_imgKolkata: Big time Durga puja committees of Behala area, directly connected with the rest of the city through the Majerhat bridge that collapsed early this week, are worried over the footfall in their pandals during the puja days. A spokesman of the ‘Forum for Durgotsav’, a platform of 350 Durga puja committees of the city, told PTI that they hoped the Durga Puja turn out in Behala would remain the same like last year. There are over 30 Puja committees in Behala who are our members. And we can only hope that things will be sorted out in a month’s time. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “This can be done by either constructing two temporary Bailey bridges along the two flanks of the Majerhat bridge or making traffic diversion to other routes,” the ‘Forum for Durgotsav’ president Partha Ghosh said. The Forum is yet to formally approach the government on the issue, he said adding “but our members are in touch.” The ‘SB Park’ puja committee in Thakurpukur area of Behala, a popular destination of revellers, had started preparations months ago, puja committee official Amit Ghosh said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed He said “we are concerned that many visitors from north and central parts of the metropolis will not be able to come after the bridge collapse. We are looking for a solution.” A member of ‘Barisha Yubak Brinda’ said, “If there is less crowd from other parts of the city and elsewhere, our preparations will have little use. We, the smaller pujas, mostly depend on the participation of revellers to make it a success and lesser footfall means a cut in sponsorship next year.” He, however, hoped that the revellers from South 24 Parganas district will make up any dip in turn out from northern part of the city and adjoining North 24 pargans district. A puja committee member of ‘Behala Notun Dal’ said while this year’s sponsorship had come to them long ago and there was not much to worry on financial side, they also hoped the crowd would not dwindle “as without revellers the celebrations will lose its lustre.” The spokesman of the ‘Debdaru Fatak puja committe’ wondered if the main link with northern part remained blocked, then how many would take other routes for pandal hopping in Behala. However, a member of ‘Behala Naskar Pukur Lane’ Puja committee said as puja revellers had ignored the potholed roads due to Joka-BBD Bagh metro work in the past few years to throng puja pandals in Behala, “they will find a way out in this year also.”last_img read more

Colin and Michael Rapaport SquareOff Over Russell Westbrook

first_imgRussell Westbrook is on his way to another season of averaging a triple double, and also not coming anywhere close to winning a title. After several seasons spent banging on Westbrook for being a one man show who couldn’t play with others, Colin has actually applauded him this year for taking a step back to allow Paul George to take on a larger role.Colin has also pointed out that ‘Mr. Triple Double’ is broken as a shooter and is well below his career averages in points per game, three point percentage, and from the free throw line. Actor/Comedian/Director/Podcast host Michael Rapaport listened to one of Colin’s recent rants where he called Westbrook a “shell of himself” and it got him so hot he had to stop by the show and push back.Rap tried to make the case for Westbrook’s greatness, and shame Colin for discounting the triple double. Colin was unmoved from his position and still thinks fanboys are too distracted by triple-doubles to realize Westbrook can no longer shoot.Watch an extra fired up Rapaport and Colin go at it:last_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2019 SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are collaborating… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more August 12, 2014 — Agfa HealthCare announced the North American launch of its DX-D Mobile Retrofit solution that will allow hospitals an easy and affordable way to upgrade existing GE AMX 4 and 4 plus mobile X-ray systems to digital radiography (DR).Unveiled during the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2014 annual meeting, the DX-D Mobile Retrofit allows healthcare facilities using mobile X-ray systems to maximize the use of their existing equipment by upgrading to DR instead of undergoing the process of replacing GE AMX analog units with DR units.The solution includes the choice of Agfa HealthCare’s wireless, cesium iodide (CsI) DX-D 30C or DX-D 35C detector, the mobile retrofit box, an all-in-one PC with intuitive Musica workflow, and Agfa HealthCare’s patented Musica image processing software.“We’re excited to add a GE AMX Retrofit solution to our robust set of DR products, which also includes our premier retrofit product, the DX-D Retrofit, to convert X-ray rooms to digital,” said Ueli Laupper, DR business director, Agfa HealthCare North America. “This product is designed to bring the same easy and affordable upgrade benefits of the DX-D Retrofit to GE AMX customers so that they can fully transition all of their X-ray technologies from CR [computed radiography] to DR.”The DX-D Mobile Retrofit for the GE AMX provides all of the benefits of DR in a mobile solution. The radiologist is able to view the X-ray image seconds after the exposure is made, eliminating the need for time-consuming processing of medical screen film cassettes. X-ray images taken with the newly installed DR systems are immediately available for review and can easily be transferred and stored to the patient’s EHR (electronic health record).The installation of the Agfa HealthCare Retrofit solution for the GE AMX connects to the hand-switch connector, posing no risk to the mobile X-ray modality. The independent battery power supply for the components offers approximately four hours of autonomy, and the wireless panels can be shared with other fixed or mobile Agfa HealthCare DR solutions, for additional cost savings.“For hospitals that want to upgrade a set of mobile X-ray units from analog to DR, the costs to purchase, install and train staff on new units can be overwhelming,” said Laupper. “The Retrofit solution for the GE AMX is able to noninvasively upgrade a mobile unit without changing the existing functionality. Because of this, installation is fast, cost-effective, and very little training on new features is necessary. Hospitals can be up and running with their new mobile DR units in a short timeframe.”In addition, the patented Musica image processing software is automatically installed with each system to provide consistent image quality and excellent contrast detail. Musica automatically optimizes images to achieve greater details.For more information: www.agfa.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Related Content News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | August 12, 2014 Agfa Launches Retrofit to Upgrade GE AMX Mobile X-Ray Systems to Digital DX-D Mobile Retrofit technology enables cost-effective upgrade of existing GE AMX 4 and 4 Plus mobile X-ray systems to DR News | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 29, 2019 Dynamic Digital Radiography Used to Assess Undifferentiated Dyspnea A clinical study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2019 annual meeting, May 17-22 in Dallas, described… read morelast_img read more

Trump Taj Mahal closes after 26 years 5th casino casualty

first_img Posted by Trump Taj Mahal closes after 26 years; 5th casino casualty Share Travelweek Group Tuesday, October 11, 2016 center_img ATLANTIC CITY – Donald Trump opened the Trump Taj Mahal casino 26 years ago, calling it “the eighth wonder of the world.”But his friend and fellow billionaire Carl Icahn closed it Monday morning, making it the fifth casualty of Atlantic City’s casino crisis.The sprawling Boardwalk casino, with its soaring domes, minarets and towers built to mimic the famed Indian palace, shut down at 5:59 a.m., having failed to reach a deal with its union workers to restore health care and pension benefits that were taken away from them in bankruptcy court.Nearly 3,000 workers lost their jobs, bringing the total jobs lost by Atlantic City casino closings to 11,000 since 2014.Picketers affixed an anti-Icahn poster that they had signed to the casino’s main Boardwalk entrance door. It proclaimed “We held the line.”“We held the line against a billionaire taking from us!” said Marc Scittina, a food service worker at the Taj Mahal’s player’s club since shortly after it opened in 1990. “This battle has been going on for two years.”The union went on strike July 1, and Icahn decided to shut the place down a little over a month later, determining there was “no path to profitability.”The Taj Mahal becomes the fifth Atlantic City casino to go out of business since 2014, when four others shut their doors.But this shutdown is different: it involves a casino built by the Republican candidate for president, who took time out from the campaign trail to lament its demise.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs“I felt they should have been able to make a deal,” Trump told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “It’s hard to believe they weren’t able to make a deal.”Chuck Baker, a cook at the Taj Mahal since the day it opened in April 1990, was on the picket line at the moment it shut down. He was there when the doors opened and wanted to be there when they closed.He led a moment of silence among the otherwise rowdy 200 or so picketers on the Boardwalk outside the casino.“This didn’t have to happen,” he said. “To (Icahn), it’s all just business. But to us, it’s destroying our livelihoods and our families. You take away our health care, our pensions and overload the workers, we just can’t take it.”Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, said virtually all of the striking workers feel the same way.“Everybody has their Popeye moment: ‘That’s all I can stands; I can’t stands no more,’ ” he said. “The workers made a choice that they weren’t going to accept benefits and terms of employment worse than everyone else’s. I applaud them: For the first time in 30 years, workers stood up to Carl Icahn and made him throw in the towel.”Icahn reached his limit on Aug. 3, when he determined the $350 million he had lost investing in, and then owning, the Taj Mahal was enough. It was then that he decided to close the casino, fearing he would lose an additional $100 million next year.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish Steps“Today is a sad day for Atlantic City,” he said Monday. “Like many of the employees at the Taj Mahal, I wish things had turned out differently.”With yelling, chanting workers just outside the glass doors, Taj Mahal workers had trouble locking them, trying to jam wooden wedges into door frames to keep them from opening. Finally they succeeded in affixing barriers to the doors.The Taj had actually been shutting down slowly for nearly two weeks. Many table games were left unstaffed, and workers cordoned off entire banks of slot machines with yellow caution tape last week as others ripped the electronic guts from them. Liquor had been removed from some service bars, and even soap dispensers disconnected from bathroom walls.Trump said he will demand that his name come off the building now that it is closed, as he similarly did with Trump Plaza after it, too, closed in 2014. As of last week, a sign over the main entrance that had proclaimed “Donald J. Trump presents Taj Mahal” was already gone.The Taj Mahal joins the Atlantic Club, Showboat, Trump Plaza and Revel as Atlantic City casinos that, since 2014, have succumbed to economic pressure brought about in large measure by competition from casinos in neighbouring states. The city now has seven casinos. Tags: Atlantic City, casino, Trump Hotels << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Air France Out of gas Ask passengers to pitch in

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Comments   Share   An Air France spokesman explained Friday that the crew inquired about passenger cash only as a “precautionary measure” because of the “very unusual circumstances.” Sanctions against Syria complicated payment for extra fuel.He said Air France found a way to pay for the fill-up without tapping customer pockets _ and apologized for the inconvenience. The airline had never resorted to such a request before, he said.The plane took off for an overnight layover in Cyprus then landed safely in Beirut on Thursday.Lebanon is a volatile mix of pro- and anti-Syrian factions, and a series of hostage-takings has raised worries about Lebanon being dragged deeper into Syria’s unrest. Mobs supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad blocked the main airport highway in Beirut on Wednesday, before Lebanese military units moved in.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Four benefits of having a wireless security systemcenter_img PARIS (AP) – An emergency layover in Syria’s capital was bad enough. Then passengers on Air France Flight 562 were asked to open their wallets to check if they had enough cash to pay for more fuel.The plane, heading from Paris to Lebanon’s capital, diverted amid tensions near the Beirut airport on Wednesday. Low on fuel, it instead landed in Damascus, the capital of neighboring Syria, where a civil war is raging. Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix How men can have a healthy 2019last_img read more

Major US Israeli air defense exercise begins

first_img Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project JERUSALEM (AP) – The Israeli military says its largest ever exercise with the United States has begun.A major air defense drill called Austere Challenge 2012 started Sunday and includes more than 3,500 Americans and 1,000 Israelis. The militaries are practicing their ability to work together against a range of threats facing Israel, the main U.S. ally in the Mideast.The military exercise was originally scheduled for April but was postponed at Israel’s request. No reason was given but it came amid growing talk of Israel preparing to attack Iran if Tehran does not cease its uranium enrichment program. Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img The weeks-long joint exercise will test multiple Israeli and American air defense systems against incoming missiles and rockets from places as far away as Iran.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more