Poachers kill rhino, escape with horn in Kaziranga

first_imgPoachers killed an adult rhino and escaped with its horn from the Western Range of Kaziranga National Park in Biswanath district, a senior forest official said on Sunday.According to Kaziranga National Park divisional forest officer Rohini Ballav Saikia, the incident took place around midnight at Polokata near the Sitamari area — a sandbar island in the Brahmaputra — south of the Baghmari powergrid station under the Lahorijan forest camp.“Poachers took its horn and fled the spot, which is an open area of about 200 metres from the forest camp. We have also found five rounds of empty cartridges of .303 rifle from the spot,” Mr. Saikia said.Mr. Saikia, along with other senior forest officials, reached the spot this morning and a joint team of forest and police personnel launched an operation to nab the poachers, he added.This is the second rhino poaching incident in Kaziranga this year.On January 14, a female rhino was killed at Daflang camp area of Bagori range, but the poachers could not take its horn.During the ongoing budget session of the Assam Assembly, Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma said that altogether 74 rhinos have been killed by poachers in Assam since 2015 and 316 poachers were arrested during 2015-17.As many as 21 rhinos were killed in 2015, 22 the next year and nine in 2017, the Minister had informed the House on February 8.The killing of the rhino took place within hours of Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi directing law enforcing agencies to take all measures to prevent cases of poaching of rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park.‘Pride of the State’“Assam has earned its name and fame worldwide because of the Kaziranga National Park and its precious one-horned rhinoceros. Indiscriminate killing of the rhinos by the poachers is not only an attack on the creature, it is an attack on the pride of the State,” the Governor said.Incidents of poaching over the months have reduced drastically but security agencies must be on their toes to foil any nefarious design to harm the rhinos, he added.last_img read more

Will I meet Unnao rape victim’s fate, girl’s poser stumps UP senior cop

first_img At this, the student stood up and asked him: “If the person against whom we are complaining comes to know about it, and if we have an accident, what will happen?”“Will I get justice on registering a protest? Because in Unnao an MLA had outraged the modesty of a girl, and when she was fighting the legal battle, she had an accident. She is now battling for her life,” the girl asked.The question puzzled the officer and he cryptically said, “All complainants to toll-free number would be provided help.”On Sunday, the car in which the Unnao rape survivor, her family and lawyer were travelling was hit by a truck in Rae Bareli, killing her two aunts and leaving her and the advocate critically injured.The CBI, which has taken over the investigation into Sunday’s road accident, booked 10 people for murder, including BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is already in jail, charged with the rape of the Unnao woman when she was a minor in 2017.The UP police on Monday filed a murder case against Sengar and nine others after the rape survivor’s family filed a complaint alleging conspiracy behind the accident. Uttar Pradesh schoolgirl grills police on Unnao rape survivor caseVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0003:1703:17  Uttar Pradesh schoolgirl grills police on Unnao rape survivor casecenter_img A senior Uttar Pradesh police officer faced uneasy moments when a girl, during a safety awareness campaign event, asked him if she would face the same fate as the Unnao rape survivor, whose vehicle was hit by a truck in which her two aunts died.Speaking at a Balika Suraksha Jaagruktaa Abhiyaan programme at a school in Barabanki on Wednesday, Additional Superintendent of Police (North) R.S. Gautam said girls should remain alert, and if they feel anything wrong is being done to them, they should immediately call up the toll-free number.last_img read more

WWE Monday Night Raw completes 1000 episodes

first_imgWWE Raw or Monday Night Raw or WWE Raw SuperShow has now completed its 1000 episodes. A sports entertainment program for WWE that airs on the US Network, it is the fifth longest-running weekly wrestling show in history. The Rock: Who is he? John Cena: Who is he? Since its launch in 1993, Raw continues to air on Monday nights. It is generally seen as the company’s flagship programme due to its high ratings, weekly live format and an emphasis on pay-per-views.WWE Raw has been broadcast live from 197 different arenas in 165 cities and towns in nine different nations.last_img

IPL betting racket busted, police arrest four in Delhi

first_imgPolice have arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in an IPL betting racket in south Delhi’s Neb Sarai.On Wednesday, while patrolling the area, sub-inspector Vinay Kumar, head constable Sushil and constable Dinesh received a tip-off about some men being involved in betting. They were allegedly betting on the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant, said Ishwar Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South). (IPL betting scam: Nayan Shah’s handler on the run, massive manhunt underway)A raid was conducted and four persons – Subhash, Sachin, Gurpreet and Deepak – were arrested. They were allegedly running a betting racket using mobile phones while the live cricket match was running on two screens.Police seized 15 mobile phones, one laptop and one LED television from the spot. The data available on the seized laptop was analysed which revealed that around 50-60 men were allegedly involved in betting to the tune of Rs 10-12 lakh.They were involved in betting on the IPL matches earlier as well.The accused, who are in the real estate business, had started their own betting racket in order to earn big bucks at this time when the property business is witnessing a slowdown, said the officer.last_img read more

Isner America’s Last US Open Hope

first_imgNEW YORK — The very first Grand Slam loss of John Isner’s career — back when he was ranked 184th, only a few months removed from leading Georgia to an NCAA tennis title, and still officially listed at 6-foot-9 — came against none other than Roger Federer.It was at the 2007 U.S. Open, and Isner actually managed to win the first set before being beaten in four.They’ll meet again at Flushing Meadows the night of Sept. 7 night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, this time in the fourth round, and plenty has changed for Isner.For one thing, he is now the top American man, seeded 13th in this tournament. He’s best known for winning the longest match in tennis history over Nicolas Mahut — 11 hours, 5 minutes over three days, finishing 70-68 in the fifth set at Wimbledon in 2010 — and generally has shown a propensity for participating in “It won’t seem to end” encounters.He’s also now officially 6-10, according to the ATP.But the most significant difference heading into the match is that Isner gives himself a chance against Federer. That wasn’t the case eight years ago, long before Isner actually did defeat Federer in a Davis Cup match.“I honestly probably didn’t believe I could beat him. … I was happy to be on that court. I was fresh out of college and no one knew anything about me. He certainly didn’t. I won one set, which was incredible. Didn’t win much after that,” Isner said. “Can’t draw on that at all, really. I’m a different player. I’m a much better player.”His serve is as good as ever, and he hasn’t been broken in a U.S. Open match since 2013.“Obviously, John can hold easy, that we know. That I can hold my serve a lot and stay very focused, that I know as well,” Federer said. “That’s part of trying to beat him, as well, is just to stay with him. He also wants to break, and he gets frustrated — like any other big server, as well, if they can’t get a break, because they also don’t want to play ‘breaker after ‘breaker.”Against someone like Isner, it will be intriguing to see whether Federer decides to try out his new tactic on opponents’ second serves, charging forward to take a return that essentially is a half-volley. Federer and his team have given the move the nickname “SABR,” which stands for “serve attack by Roger.” (HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Muguruza Beats “Role Model” Williams for 1st Wimbledon Title

first_imgLONDON (AP) — As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models.Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her own right — and, as of Saturday, the only woman who can boast of beating each Williams in a major final.Muguruza powered her way to her first Wimbledon championship by playing fearlessly and dominating down the stretch, putting together a 7-5, 6-0 victory over a fading Venus Williams by claiming the final’s last nine games.“It’s great to go out there and play somebody that you admire,” Muguruza said. “I knew she was going to make me suffer and fight for it.”This was Williams’ 16th Grand Slam final and ninth at the All England Club. At 37, she was bidding for her sixth title at the grass-court major, 17 years after her first. And she was so close to gaining the upper hand against Muguruza, holding two set points at 5-4 in the opener. But Muguruza fought those off and never looked back.Venus Williams of the United States, left leaves with her runner-up trophy from Centre Court after her defeat by Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, right, in Women’s Singles final on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)“She competed really well. So credit to her,” Williams said. “She just dug in there.”For Muguruza, this final was her third at a major.In her first, at Wimbledon in 2015, she lost to Williams’ younger sister, Serena. But in her second, at the French Open last year, Muguruza again faced Serena — and won. That was the most recent final Muguruza had played in at any tournament until Saturday, an indication of the sort of up-and-down 12 months she’s had.But with stand-in coach Conchita Martinez pushing her to play each point on its own merits — don’t look back, don’t think ahead — Muguruza was able to regain her best form these two weeks. Taking the ball early, being aggressive from the start of each point and not relenting, Muguruza did to Williams what the American and her sibling often do to their opponents.Here was how Muguruza’s on-court approach was described by Spanish Fed Cup and Davis Cup captain Martinez, whose 1994 Wimbledon title was the country’s most recent for a woman until Saturday: “She’s very brave.”Especially against Williams.Especially in crunch time.“I was just very composed,” the 23-year-old Muguruza said. “Once I go to the big court, I feel good. I feel like that’s where I want to be, that’s what I practice for. That’s where I play good. … I’m happy to go to the Centre Court and to play the best player. That’s what motivates me.”With the roof shut because of rain earlier in the day, each thwack of racket strings against ball by the two big hitters created echoes around the old arena.Williams began the proceedings with an ace. But Muguruza showed she would not be overwhelmed, returning a serve at 113 mph (182 kph) on the match’s second point, and another at 114 mph (184 kph) in the third game — then winning both ensuing exchanges.Still, Williams was so close to taking the first set, ahead 5-4 while Muguruza served at 15-40. On the first chance, a 20-stroke point ended when Williams blinked first, putting a forehand into the net. On the second set point, Williams sent a return long.It was as if getting out of that jam freed up Muguruza — and failing to capitalize deflated Williams, who didn’t win a game the rest of the way.Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, right, celebrates after beating Venus Williams of the United States to win the Women’s Singles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)“She was getting every one of Venus’s shots back. Not only getting it back, but it was deep in the court,” said David Witt, Williams’ coach, who thought nerves affected his player. “Venus kept having to play that one extra ball.”Williams began spraying shots to unintended spots, while Muguruza stayed steady. Williams finished with 25 unforced errors, 14 more than the champion.It ended when Williams hit a shot that landed long, but was ruled in. Muguruza challenged the call, and after a bit of a delay, the review showed the ball was, indeed, out. Made to wait to celebrate, Muguruza eventually dropped her knees and covered her crying eyes.Soon enough, Muguruza was shown her name on the list of winners in the stadium’s lobby — “Finally!” she said — and being greeted by former King Juan Carlos of Spain.It was an anticlimactic conclusion to the fortnight for Williams, Wimbledon’s oldest female finalist since Martina Navratilova, 37, was the runner-up to Martinez in 1994. Williams hadn’t made it this far at the All England Club since 2009, hadn’t won the title since 2008.“A lot of beautiful moments in the last couple of weeks,” the American said.Muguruza can say the same, of course, and she was particularly thrilled at the thought of the player she beat to earn the trophy.“When I knew I was playing Venus in the final, I was actually looking forward (to) it,” Muguruza said. “Something incredible.”HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

6 Men’s Grooming Products to Spruce Up Your Routine and Your Bathroom

first_img How Does a Vasectomy Work: Your No-Frills Guide to Getting Snipped Editors’ Recommendations The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar Perhaps there is something to that old motto, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but not when it comes to grooming products. You don’t want to clutter your shelves and counters with unsightly bottles and jars, especially when there men’s grooming products that are both high quality and easy on the eyes. To help make your bathroom a more attractive place, here are some nice-looking options worth displaying.Dr. Jackson 01 Day Cream, $120 The namesake doctor packed naturally hydrating shea nuts, calming kigelia, and rejuvenating baobab extract into old-timey apothecary jars tinted to preserve the potency of his formulas.Tom Dixon London Hand Wash, $40 Hand soap is one of those things that guests will definitely notice, so forget the cheap drugstore option and plant this eye-catching pump on your sink instead. Between the design and intoxicating woody scent, visitors may be tempted to swipe it.Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Shower Gel, $68Revive yourself — and your shower — with this brightly-colored bottle filled with a stimulating citrus-y scent.Oribe Fiber Groom, $36Delivering the perfect combination of definition, hold, and softness to your hair, this paste comes in a cool, super sleek pot to boot.Buly 1803 Opiat Dentaire Toothpaste, $27While a majority of toothpastes don’t do much to spruce up your sink, this tube covered by a slightly threatening snake exponentially improves upon the aesthetics of your dental hygiene routine. Beyond appearances, the unexpected mint, coriander, and cucumber flavor combination is awesome.Atelier Cologne Cédrat Enivrant Moisturizing Body Lotion, $60Your body and bathroom deserve something better than some crappy, budget moisturizer. Sure, this one costs considerably more, but can you put a price on soft skin that also smells of a refreshing cocktail of mint and juniper berries? How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter How to Enjoy Your Campfires Responsibly Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity last_img read more

US stock market finishes higher after goods news on earnings and jobs

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 29, 2015 2:20 pm MDT US stock market finishes higher after goods news on earnings and jobs market NEW YORK, N.Y. – The U.S. stock market is closing sharply higher after investors received encouraging news on corporate earnings and the jobs market.The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 225 points, or 1.3 per cent, to close at 17,416 Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 19 points, or 1 per cent, to 2,021.The government reported Thursday that weekly claims for unemployment benefits dropped to a 15-year low. Ford, Harley-Davidson, Coach and Ally Financial were among the companies that reported quarterly results that exceeded Wall Street’s expectationsThe yield on the 10-year Treasury note edged up to 1.76 per cent from 1.72 late Wednesday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

More than 30 extra service life from new Sandvik drill rods and

first_imgSandvik has released its new +Range of surface mining drill rods and tubes, featuring a unique steel alloy designed to extend service life and reduce rod changes, while improving safety and cutting costs. The +Range of rock tools are based around a new exclusive premium grade steel alloy developed by Sandvik Material Technology, which contributes to service life increases of well over 30%, the company claims. The result is fewer rod changes, lower operating, capital and logistics costs, and reduced operator handling requirements.Designed for surface mining bench drilling applications, including production blasthole drilling and pre-split drilling, the +Range is compatible with current industry-standard drilling products.Sizes available include T38+, T45+, T51+ and GT60+, and includes top-hammer MF (male/female) rods and drill tubes.Extensive in-mine tests of the new +Range in Australia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East have shown service life increases of at least 30% – and in many cases significantly more, said Craig Johnston, Sandvik’s Business Line Manager – Rock Tools. “This increased service life results from Sandvik’s new steel alloy, which is far more resistant to heat and thread wear.“With drill rods and tubes representing a significant part of tool cost in bench drilling, a 30% plus increase in tool life allows customers to drill more metres every shift, and reduce drill costs per metre.”Johnston said that with the mining industry requiring increasingly deeper holes, consumption of drill rods and tubes would continue to rise.“Keeping rod and tube expenses under control will be more important than ever – and our premium +Range will offer one of the longest service lives in rock tools.”He also highlighted the safety and environmental advantages of the new +Range. “Ensuring a safe and healthy working environment was one of our objectives when developing our +Range rods and tubes.“Fewer rod changes are required with our new rock tools, resulting in less transporting and handling of equipment. This minimises exposure to risks such as strain and back, arm and hand injuries.“And because of the extended service life, our new +Range products require fewer shipments and less transporting once on site, and fewer rods to recycle.“In addition, the manufacturing process for our +Range tools uses less energy and fewer raw materials, further reducing their impact on the environment,” said Johnston.last_img read more

It all started with my balls Colm Tóibíns moving essay about cancer

first_imgYou can read the essay in full here By Rónán Duffy Apr 12th 2019, 8:44 AM 31,236 Views 14 Comments I am so sorry to hear Colm Tóibín was sick and how horribly his chemo left him feeling. But boy is his essay on it all worth reading. Here’s to his full recovery. London Review of Books https://t.co/bMxuRaMH4r— Alison O’Connor (@alisonoconn) April 11, 2019 Source: Incline Press/Twitter Share406 Tweet Email9 ‘It all started with my balls’ – Colm Tóibín’s moving essay about cancer is a must-read The piece beautifully details his diagnosis to treatment. Image: PA Images “What doctors lack in skill, they make up for in confidence.”Superb – and too accurate – piece by Colm Tóibín on the horrors of cancer, the impact of chemo, the debilitating side affects (damn those mouth ulcers) and rigidity of an illness schedule. @LRB https://t.co/ujm9fPDzGJ— Sinéad Gleeson (@sineadgleeson) April 11, 2019 Source: Alison O’Connor/Twitter Image: PA Images Short URL If you know anyone approaching cancer treatment, you should read this. You might read it anyway, but particularly if you know anyone approaching cancer treatment.Colm Tóibín in the #LRB: https://t.co/VHWvJuccJI via @LRB— Incline Press (@GrahamMoss9) April 11, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4588573 Friday 12 Apr 2019, 8:44 AM IRISH AUTHOR COLM Tóibín written for the first time about being diagnosed and receiving treatment for cancer, prompting widespread praise online. In an 8,600-word personal story published in the London Review of Books, Tóibín begins by speaking about realising something was wrong. Source: Sinéad Gleeson/Twitter It all started with my balls. I was in Southern California and my right ball was slightly sore. At the beginning I thought the pain might be caused by the heavy keys in the right hand pocket of my trousers banging against my testicle as I walked along the street. So I moved the keys into my jacket pocket. The pain stayed for a while and then it went away and then it came back.Tóibín goes on to describe how, after trips to hospitals in London and Dublin, there was still no answer to the problem until he was told he had testicular cancer which had spread to a lymph node and to one lung.Tóibín then underwent chemotherapy, and in the article Tóibín describes the mental and physical toll it took on him. “One morning, a few days after I had finished the third week of chemo, I knew that I couldn’t go on,” Tóibín writes.I found it difficult to stand and could no longer leave the house. I hadn’t eaten anything for three days. I was determined, however, to follow the agreed schedule, which included a blood test the following day. If there were any real problem the blood test would show what it was. But I found myself sitting in the middle of a room in real distress. It wasn’t just the lack of energy, or the inability to think, or the sense of some vast shadow wandering in my head: it was much more active and present than that. Tóibín’s honesty about the difficulties of treatment has prompted a huge reaction online, with many thanking him for the article and wishing him well into the future. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Prepare for Dear White People the Netflix Show

first_img Watch These Movies Before ‘Don’t Let Go’‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… Stay on target If you’re looking for a brand new Netflix show to binge watch, Dear White People is now available on the streaming service. As the blunt, accusatory title suggests, Dear White People is about contemporary collegiate Black perspectives some outside viewers may find… enlightening. While the show will certainly be better than the garbage that is Iron Fish, I’m hoping its racial politics are slightly more coherent and less reliant on respectability than other Marvel Netflix show Luke Cage.But before you commit to Dear White People the 2017 Netflix show, see where it began with Dear White People the 2014 indie movie.After working in the film industry in various publicity capacities, in 2012 writer-director Justin Simien launched a crowdfunding campaign to film his passion project script about being a ”Black face in a very white space.” The campaign raised $41,000 after only asking for $25,000. Two years later in 2014, the film opened at Sundance and then the rest of America.That was also the year when I graduated college, and the comedy and drama of Dear White People the film turned out to be the perfect way to reflect on those four years of my academic and social life. For one thing, the film’s climax takes place at a college Halloween party where many white students are in blackface. The credits show a montage of actual recent college parties like this, and my alma mater Northwestern University is one of the offenders.However, while the title suggests the film is meant to be some kind of lesson in modern racial politics for clueless white people, to me the actual value of the narrative is the variety of modern maturing yet young Black perspectives it shows. Black students have different opinions and beliefs than Black professors (Dennis Haysbert). Wealthy Black students have different experiences than poorer ones. Woke Black women with lighter skin see their role in the world differently than Black women with darker skin and internalized anti-black attitudes (Teyonah Parris). Gay Black dudes (including one played by famous young Chris Rock surrogate Tyler James Williams as well as Simien himself in real life) lead different lives than straight ones.Not everyone has the same political views either, despite the shared heritage and romantic idea of a single loving community. Radical biracial radio host Samantha White chastises a viewer for his white privilege (which I should stress is definitely a real thing worth chastising) only to awkwardly learn the viewer is a Black guy who just “sounds” white. She’s also dating a white guy and feels conflicted about it. They’re Black people, so they’re people, and people aren’t always the same or get along. But that’s okay! That’s great even!Animal House or Old School this is not. The perpetual tension of Black protagonists in a largely white, upper-class college campus even creates a very different (and accurate in my experience) atmosphere than something like the fake historically Black college of the otherwise comparable Cosby Show college spin-off A Different World.Dear White People also uses a heightened sense of style to help make its Ivy League university microcosm more representative of larger current race relations. The dialogue and framing come across as a perfectly composed combination of Spike Lee and a Black Wes Anderson, or maybe this clip from CB4. Not quite Boondocks angry and vulgar but it’s in the same ballpark when it comes to intelligent, scathing, hilarious satire. It’s not punishingly twee or unrealistically quirky and unnatural. Some people I knew in school definitely talked and acted like this. But the overall vibe is exaggerated in a way that’s good, fun, funny, and effectively drives home the varied and nuanced messages. It’s a movie!As far as Black movies go Dear White People is certainly better than the old, religious, vaguely anti-intellectual and pro-child abuse Tyler Perry movies. The initial pitch trailer even had the characters mocking Perry’s prolific work. There’s no irony needed to enjoy Dear White People.The large cast of rich and complex characters keep Dear White People from just being a pretentious college essay on film. You’ll wish you had spent more time with them. Fortunately, Dear White People the Netflix show is set to fix this problem. The 10-episode storyline of the first season seems to be a longer and more fleshed-out retelling/continuation of the original film, kind of like Evil Dead II.Joining Simien are new acclaimed directors like Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins and Queen Sugar’s Tina Mabry. Some actors from the film even reprise their roles like Brandon Bell as Troy Fairbanks. Other actors, however, became too famous between the release of the film and the TV show. Original star Tessa Thompson pals around with Thor and Jeff Goldblum now.TV show adaptations of movies is a pretty hot new trend these days. But for every artistic success like Fargo or Bates Motel we get a totally pointless and cynical cash-in like Taken or Rush Hour or Training Day or Lethal Weapon. Luckily, Dear White People looks like it’s on the better end of the spectrum. So whatever kind of person you are, before you watch Dear White People the show, treat yourself to Dear White People the movie. Unless you’re angry that this show even exists. In that case, you probably need it more than anyone else, and we’re all just laughing at you.For real, don’t touch my hair.last_img read more

KPBSD Students In Transition Program Gifted 600 In Food Cards

first_imgThe food cards will go towards supporting the nutritional needs of local homeless students in the SIT Program, according to KPBSD. These students range from pre-kindergarten to the 12th grade and are in every community within the school district. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Job Center and Office of Public Assistance employees gifted the Kenai Peninsula Borough Students in Transition Program $600 worth of food cards. KPBSD has reported an increase in students who lack a permanent, stable, and adequate place to sleep at night. The district anticipates serving over 100 students who are homeless this year; already over 50 students are enrolled.center_img The ‘Students in Transition Program for Homeless Children and Youth‘ program provides services and support for those students. Everyone – from the teachers to the front desk – communicate because at the end of the day it’s about “helping students be the best they can be.” KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek: “We try to identify students that need extra support as soon as possible. Last year at this time we had approximately 20 students identified as homeless, and this year we are already over 50.” last_img read more

Anchorage sets record for most days without snowfall

first_imgThe record was set in 1958 when no snow fell from January 21st to February 25th. The record was matched on Friday at midnight and beaten the following evening.Now February 20th, 2016 is the day to remember for breaking the winter weather record for most days with no snow.While Anchorage remained snow-bare, Alyeska resort received so much snow Saturday that it had to close an upper level tram on Sunday. Anchorage received some snow on Sunday, but not much. Download AudioA nearly 60-year-old record for low snowfall went down over the weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Snider confirmed that Saturday night was the 37th day in a row without snow in Anchorage. The streak had started on January 15th.The green line on the chart represents 2016. The flatness of the line indicates no new snow. (Graph courtesy of the National Weather Service)last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Konica Minolta Medical Imaging’s FlexDR is an upright, flat panel digital radiography system. The FDA-cleared FlexDR features an Amorphous Silicon (aSi) and Cesium Iodide (CsI) receptor that boasts ultrahigh detective quantum efficiency (DQE) for high-quality images even with minimum X-ray exposure.The product will be available for sale in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2009.The TechLink review console on the FlexDR provides new workflow enhancements. Technologists can immediately review and approve the image right at the patient’s side, reportedly creating a more efficient workflow that can also reduce both total exam time and patient call backs. The system is optimized for patient comfort and an ergonomically-correct technologist workspace that can help increase productivity, according to the company. FlexDR is a sophisticated upright digital radiology system that is suitable for a wide range of clinical applications. Each image is available for review approximately five seconds after exposure, making it an ideal solution for high throughput imaging environments from an enterprise hospital to a busy imaging center. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | April 15, 2009 FlexDR Boasts High-Quality Images with Minimum X-ray Exposure News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more center_img News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more Related Content Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more last_img read more

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first_img News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more Related Content Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision’s HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | April 15, 2019 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Implements Change Healthcare Enterprise Imaging Change Healthcare successfully implemented its Radiology PACS (picture archiving and communication system), Image… read more News | February 24, 2015 Dolbey Speech Recognition Awarded Best in KLAS Third Consecutive Year Back-end Fusion Speech product also named Category Leaderfor 2014 News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more For more information: www.dolbey.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more center_img News | Breast Imaging | April 03, 2019 Konica Minolta Highlights New Exa Mammo Features at SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. will highlight new features of Exa Mammo, a picture archiving and communication… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | April 05, 2019 Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform Highlighted at 2019 SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium Visage Imaging will be exhibiting the latest version of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform at the 2019 Society of… read more February 24, 2015 — For the third consecutive year, a Dolbey speech recognition solution was named Best in KLAS. Dolbey earned this year’s Best in KLAS award for its Fusion SpeechEMR front-end speech software. In addition, Dolbey’s back-end speech product, Fusion Speech, earned the 2014 KLAS Category Leader award for the Speech Recognition, Back End category. Dolbey’s Fusion Suite includes speech recognition, dictation, transcription, core measures and coding solutions.The Best in KLAS award is a culmination of vendor scores collected from customer evaluations through in-depth interviews in categories such as service and support, sales and contracting, implementation, training, product functionality and customer satisfaction.This year’s Best in KLAS and KLAS Category Leader awards recognize Dolbey’s continued success in the following KLAS categories:Keeps Promises: 100 percent of providers said that Dolbey keeps the promises it makes to its customers.Part of Long-Term Plans: 100 percent of providers said that Dolbey is part of their long-term plans.Would Buy Again: 95 percent of providers said they would purchase Dolbey again.Money’s Worth: Approximately 9 out of 10 providers said they got their money’s worth.Product has Needed Functionality: 95 percent of providers said that Dolbey’s product has the needed functionality. News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS Accessories | May 28, 2019 Intelerad Showcases Clario SmartWorklist at SIIM 2019 The Clario SmartWorklist intelligently manages picture archiving and communication system (PACS) reading workflow by… read more last_img read more

360 Degree View of a Neurointerventional Lab at Henry Ford Hospital

first_img360 Photos | 360 View Photos | May 06, 2019 360 Degree View of a Neuro-interventional Lab at Henry Ford Hospital Loading…This is a 360 degree photo view inside the neuro-interventional radiology lab at Henry Ford Hospital to show the layout of the room. It is centered around a Siemens Artis Zee bi-plane system, has a dedicated ultrasound unit and the cabinets contain neuro-interventional specific devices. It is one of 11 interventional radiology labs at Henry Ford. These labs use a mix of angiography systems from Philips, Siemens and GE. The IR program has an expanding patient volume and is planning to add additional labs.This interventional lab in the photo focuses on interventions for acute stroke, similar to a cardiac cath lab, where the time to revascularization to save brain tissue is the same as the door-to-balloon “time is muscle” philosophy. Read more on advances in stroke treatments.Additional articles and videos on Henry Ford Hospital  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program expands

first_imgTripAdvisor has announced it will expand its GreenLeaders program into Australia and New Zealand after its success in other countries.The program, developed with the United Nations Environment Program, Ecotourism Australia and EarthCheck, aims to help travellers plan and book greener trips.TripAdvisor highlights accommodation that engages in environmentally-friendly practices with its GreenLeader status, which has been awarded to over 8,000 properties globally.TripAdvisor GreenLeaders manager of responsible travel Ryan Dillon said more travellers seeking accommodation that engages in eco-friendly practices.“With TripAdvisor GreenLeaders, we are pleased to help TripAdvisor’s 315 million travellers a month who use TripAdvisor by highlighting accommodations engaging in environmentally friendly practices,” Mr Dillon said.The TripAdvisor GreenLeader status has been awarded to 170 Australian and New Zealand properties so far.Hotels are awarded the status based on their green practices such as linen and towel re-use, recycling, solar power use and electric car charging stations.The more green practices a property has, the higher it can advance on TripAdvisor’s levels of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.Accor vice president sustainable development Arnaud Herrmann said for over 20 years Accor has been committed to developing eco-friendly practices.“A number of our properties have been awarded Platinum status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme for the green practices we continue to develop and invest in,” Mr Herrmann said.“From the launch of our PLANET 21 program which offers our clients sustainable products and services, Accor is dedicated to continually introducing environmentally friendly practices efficiencies and TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme helps us to highlight our achievements to eco-travellers around the globe.”Travellers are able to include comments about a property’s green practices in a review after their stay.So far, almost 100,000 comments have been made on TripAdvisor reviews about eco-friendly practices in properties around the world.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more

Longawaited flame ignited at Block 12

first_imgBy Poly PantelidesTHE long-awaited offshore natural gas production test got underway yesterday and the flame was finally ignited following the repair of a glitch that temporarily halted the process last week.Charles Ellinas, chairman of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company, said that what is known as a drill stem test at the Block 12 concession operated by US-based Noble Energy, started yesterday morning.“[Noble] has told us everything is underway normally,” Ellinas said.The test was scheduled to start last week but was put on hold due to a mechanical malfunction.Ellinas said such problems and difficulties were not unusual, but said that Noble Energy had extensive experience in dealing with such processes.Noble is running the test to measure pressure behaviour and obtain information to establish whether a well has a viable commercial hydrocarbon reservoir.As part of the test, a flame was ignited on the platform – ENSCO 5006 – in a process known as flaring.Ellinas said this was only a precaution, aimed at disposing the natural gas safely. Flaring is set to last about a week, and gas samples will be sent to Noble’s labs in the US in Houston for analysis.Preliminary findings on the hydrocarbon content should be available within three weeks after the content arrives in Houston but other calculations pertaining to the quantity should take longer.Speaking about the possibility of a second confirmatory drilling, Ellinas recalled that when the CEO of Noble, Charles Davidson, announced the conduct of confirmatory drilling in Block 12 last year, OTC Huston had said that there was a 25 per cent likelihood that a second confirmatory drilling would be required..Ellinas said that the analysis of a confirmatory drilling was governed by international regulations and that the analysis of the results must meet certain criteria based on probabilities.If drilling does not meet the criteria a second drilling may be needed, Ellinas said, adding that in any case by the end of September “we will know whether second confirmatory drilling is required or not”.The production test is part of appraisal drilling in Cyprus’ Block 12 concession, which has a gross mean average of 7.0 trillion cubic feet (tcf) (200 billion cubic metres) of natural gas with an estimated gross resource range of 5.0 to 8.0 trillion cubic feet. Officials have said that proved reserves of 6tcf would be necessary for the prospect to be commercially viable.Meanwhile, Energy minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis is having a series of meetings in the US with stakeholders in the energy field.This includes a working lunch with Noble officials, and meetings with the newly-comprised joint action committee at the Congress for Greek-Israeli issues as well as members of US construction company Halliburton, which was told it could use its new Cyprus activities as a springboard for further action in the region, Lakkotrypis said.Lakkotrypis also met with his US counterpart Ernest Moniz to discuss energy developments, as part of a series of meetings focusing on Cyprus’ hydrocarbons prospects.Lakkotrypis has also met with a number of US state representatives, including the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy Amos J Hochstein.Lakkotrypis told the Cyprus News Agency they discussed energy safety and cooperation between Cyprus, the US and Israel.“The US wants stability in the region and they have welcomed the cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Israel”, he said.The energy ministries of the three countries recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the fields of energy and water resources. In a joint communiqué the three ministers expressed the support of the privately launched EuroAsia Interconnector project aiming to connect the countries and “potentially allow for the export of electricity generated in the Eastern Mediterranean through the trans-European networks.”Lakkotrypis will continue meetings in the coming days, and is pencilled in for a round table discussion of the World Policy Institute and New America Foundation, meetings with energy companies, and addressing business communities including the Cyprus-American Chamber of Commerce. He is due to return to Cyprus this Sunday.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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