Ashes 2017: Craig Overton, Mitchell Starc doubtful for Boxing Day Test

first_imgEngland seamer Craig Overton is doubtful for the Melbourne Test of the Ashes, which is set to take place on the Boxing Day.With a cracked rib, which he got while he was hit by a bouncer from Pat Cummins in his debut Ashes Test in Adelaide, Overton may have to sit out of the inconsequential fourth Test.Overton had aggravated his injury playing in the Perth Test which England lost by an innings and 41 runs to concede the urn.The 23-year-old made an unbeaten 41 in his debut for England and has claimed six wickets in his two matches to date.”We’re going to assess it over the next couple of days,” Overton said after the third Test.”Melbourne might be a push but it’s still an option to play at the minute.”Australia claimed the series back after beating England in the Perth Test, making it 3-0 after the first three Test of the five-match series.Beginning on December 26, England will now playing the fourth Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and will be looking to save some grace.However, the question doing the rounds is if England will take some tough calls as they trail the series 3-0. Two more matches are yet to be played in Melbourne and Sydney and Joe Root would want to win at least one of those Tests.On the other hand, Australia paceman Mitchell Starc is also doubtful for the Boxing Day Test despite being cleared of a serious heel injury.advertisement “Starc had a scan in Sydney which confirmed bruising on his heel. He will still travel to Melbourne with the squad as planned and will be reassessed ahead of the Test,” the team said in a media release.Starc has been in a cracking form and is currently the top wicket-taker with 19 wickets from three matches of the ongoing Ashes series.Jackson Bird is the reserve seamer in the Australia squad.(With inputs from Agencies)last_img read more

Bluetooth mesh solution cuts time-to-market

first_imgMany people think of the short-link radio technology called Bluetooth as being a relatively recent. In fact, it was first conceived as far back as 1989. The name Bluetooth itself is an Anglicized version of the Scandinavian epithet of the tenth-century king Harold Bluetooth who united dissonant Danish tribes into a single kingdom.The original (“classic”) Bluetooth was targeted at continuous audio and voice streaming applications, such as wireless headsets and loudspeakers. More recently, Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth LE, BLE, and Bluetooth Smart) was developed for use with bursts of data for applications like device-to-device transfer and beacons.Today, Bluetooth is ubiquitous. According to ABI research, Bluetooth currently connects 8.2 billion devices and it is expected to be used in 60% of wireless devices by 2021. Early incarnations of Bluetooth supported only simple one-to-one (1:1) device pairing and one-to-many (1:m) broadcasting. By comparison, the recently introduced Bluetooth mesh now enables many-to-many (m:m) communications.(Source: Silicon Labs) Bluetooth mesh offers many benefits over one-to-many (star) configurations. These benefits include the following:Increase system scale with hundreds of devices in a subnet.Extend range from gateways or mobile devices with multi-hop communication.Enable cloud connectivity via smartphones.Improve system reliability with self-healing networks.Reduce power consumption with shorter transmission distances between devices.Enable Bluetooth beaconing and beacon discovery capabilities in mesh nodes.Obvious examples of Bluetooth mesh applications include home automation, asset tracking, and smart lighting. A mesh network enables devices, such as connected lights, to be deployed at greater distances from a hub or gateway. As each light is deployed, the communication range increases, allowing a single gateway to cover an area larger than one that is simply covered by a star network topology. In retail marketing and asset tracking applications, Bluetooth mesh technology simplifies the deployment and management of beacons. By combining Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) with mesh networking, new capabilities and value can be introduced into devices such as connected lights which can also serve as beacons or beacon scanners.(Source: Silicon Labs) Of course, as many of us learned to our cost with ZigBee, it’s one thing to have a wireless mesh technology, but it’s another thing to successfully deploy it in a timely manner. All of which leads us to today’s announcement from Silicon Labs, which has more than 15 years experience in developing standards-based mesh networking solutions, and which has shipped more than 100 million mesh networking SoCs and modules to date.The guys and gals at Silicon Labs have introduced a comprehensive suite of software and hardware that supports the new Bluetooth mesh specification. This Bluetooth mesh solution benefits from the company’s mesh networking expertise and includes development tools, a software stack, and mobile apps supporting Silicon Labs’ wireless system-on-chip (SoC) devices and certified modules.(Source: Silicon Labs) The folks at Silicon Labs say that the combination of their patented network analysis tools and Bluetooth mesh stack for smartphones enables IoT developers to cut time to market by up to six months when compared to existing wireless development tools and techniques.When I come to think about it, I realize that I use Bluetooth all the time, from playing music on my wireless Boombox when I’m working in the garage, to my Fitbit health-tracking watch, to controlling my Cunning Chronograph, BADASS Display, and Caveman Diorama using my smartphone. Hmmm, maybe a Bluetooth mesh solution is in my not-too-distant future… Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Automotive, Communications, Consumer, Industry, Medical center_img Continue Reading Previous Our electronics systems are slowly opening their eyesNext The second wave of smart speakers is cominglast_img read more

French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal eases into 2nd round after comfortable win over Hanfmann

first_imgClaycourt master Rafael Nadal quickly adapted to his new surroundings at Roland Garros with a 6-2 6-1 6-3 demolition of German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann in the first round of the French Open on Monday.On a revamped Court Philippe Chatrier, the 11-time champion wasted little time in despatching Hanfmann after the German had the audacity to say he could do ‘some damage’ in the run up to the match. Nadal will next meet another qualifier.Hanfmann failed to seize potential opportunities as Nadal, who usually starts slowly at his favourite hunting ground, played tight throughout and limited his unforced errors to 11.The win improved Nadal’s Roland Garros record to 87-2. The Spaniard is hoping to become the first player to win the same Grand Slam title 12 times.Also Read | French Open: Stylish Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori sail into the 2nd roundAlso Watch:last_img read more

Photo: FSU’s Rashad Greene Trolled Notre Dame With A “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” Instagram Post

first_imgFSU's Rashad Greene celebrates after beating Notre Dame.IG/_rg80_Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so we’ve had plenty of college athletes and teams send out celebratory tweets and Instagram posts. Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene took a slightly different tone for the holiday. Greene, who racked up 1,365 yards and seven touchdowns this season, posted a screenshot from Florida State’s dramatic 31-27 win over Notre Dame, a clear dig at the Fighting Irish.Greene caught eight passes for 108 yards and a touchdown against Notre Dame, and caught two big passes on what would prove to be the winning drive for the Seminoles. Well played, Rashad.last_img

EU-Africa Summit an Opportunity to Highlight Piracy

first_imgzoom The social partners of the maritime transport sector, ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations) and ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation), have issued a joint statement ahead of the EU-Africa summit, which takes place in Brussels from 02 to 03 April.ECSA and ETF seize this opportunity to highlight one of the major issues in the EU-Africa relations, namely that of piracy and armed robbery, two phenomena that plague some of the world’s busiest shipping routes.“Piracy and armed robbery should be part of the discussion between EU and African leaders, as the problem is shared by both sides and, more importantly, its more permanent solution can only be achieved through common initiatives and efforts from both partners,” commented Patrick Verhoeven, ECSA Secretary General.More specifically, ECSA and ETF call upon the EU Member States to uphold their commitment to fight Somalia-based piracy by maintaining an adequate level of force generation and supply the EU’s naval force in the region (EU NAVFOR) with sufficient resources to effectively patrol the area of operations.As for piracy and armed robbery incidents in the gulf of Guinea in West Africa, the social partners urge Member States to use diplomacy, political dialogue but also the sharing of best practice and technical assistance so as to develop solid cooperation with African coastal states in the region and fight against these unlawful acts.The EU has spearheaded efforts to tackle maritime piracy since the emergence of this problem in the mid-2000s. It now finds itself in a position of even greater influence by having assumed since January the chairmanship of the UN Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS).“I sincerely hope that the EU will use its special weight and extensive experience in its talks with African leaders” remarked Patrick Verhoeven and added: “A far-reaching and all-encompassing solution to this problem that jeopardises the global supply chain is long overdue.”ECSA, April 2, 2014last_img read more

RCMP release new photos of the people found dead near Liard River

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The RCMP have released new photos of the two people found dead south of the Liard River Hotsprings.International media shared the identity of the two victims early Friday and now the RCMP have confirmed the two people found dead are Chynna Noelle Deese of the United States and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia. Lucas is the son of New South Wales Police Chief Inspector Stephen Fowler, and the Fowler family is travelling to Northern B.C. to bring their son home. Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese were found deceased on the Alaska Highway 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs on Monday, July 15, 2019. Police would like to speak to anyone that may have travelled this stretch of highway between Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 4:00 PM and Monday, July 15, 2019, at 8:00 AM.Police would especially like to speak with anyone who may have a Dashcam video while travelling that area.A vehicle an older blue minivan with Alberta plates was found at the scene and police would like to speak with anyone who may have seen the vehicle or render assistance.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern Rockies RCMP at 250 774-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Unemployment in Greece spirals to 219 per cent in March as austerity

ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s unemployment shot up to 21.9 per cent in March, rising sharply from the 15.7 per cent rate in the same month last year and up from 21.4 per cent in February, the country’s statistics agency said Thursday.Greece has been struggling through a financial crisis for the past two years, and has been relying on billions of euros in international rescue loans from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund since May 2010. In return, it has made deep spending cuts and imposed major tax hikes, leaving the country mired in a deep recession.The statistics agency said Thursday that unemployment was up 37.8 per cent in March compared with the same month last year. Compared with February 2012, there were 21,625 more people unemployed this March, a 2.1 per cent increase.Young people have been the most affected by the job losses, with more than half — 52.8 per cent — of those in the 15-24 age group out of work in March, compared to 42 per cent in the same month last year.Greece’s financial crisis has also triggered political turmoil. Voters furious at spending cuts that have led to reductions in pensions and salaries and ever increasing taxes punished the two main political parties, the New Democracy conservatives and socialist PASOK, in May 6 elections, turning to smaller and more radical parties on the right and left of the political spectrum.No party won an outright majority on May 6 and coalition talks collapsed after 10 days, forcing the country into new elections on June 17. New Democracy has been running head-to-head with the radical left-wing Syriza party in recent opinion polls. Syrisza has vowed to pull Greece out of its bailout commitments if elected. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 7, 2012 6:11 am MDT Unemployment in Greece spirals to 21.9 per cent in March as austerity takes its toll read more

Saputo expands Neilson brand chocolate milk recall over Listeria concerns

Saputo expands Neilson brand chocolate milk recall over Listeria concerns by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 6, 2016 11:30 am MDT Last Updated Jun 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Saputo Inc. has voluntarily expanded the recall of Neilson brand partly skimmed chocolate milk due to possible Listeria contamination.The recall first announced Saturday applied only to four-litre bags of chocolate milk sold in Ontario and Quebec with a June 1 best before date.The recall now includes milk with expiry dates up to June 22 and includes all sizes of Neilson chocolate milk made at its Georgetown, Ont., plant until production stopped late Friday.The move followed a positive test on one of 70 random samples taken by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at a supermarket.Although no additional samples tested positive, the Montreal-based company said it expanded the recall out of caution.Saputo spokeswoman Sandy Vassiadis says the company is investigating.The production line at the plant has been cleaned and dismantled but it’s unknown when production will resume, Vassiadis said.“It will only reopen when we are satisfied that we found the root cause and that we are ready to reopen,” she said.The agency says there have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of the product. Vassiadis said further lab testing is underway to confirm the link.Food contaminated with Listeria can cause vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches and neck stiffness. read more

UN rushes to deliver aid as key Yemeni port city is shelled

“Dozens of UN staff are in the city helping to deliver food, water and health services,” said Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, in a statement. “We estimate that 600,000 civilians are in the city – many of whom are dependent on assistance to survive.”According to news reports, the assault on the crucial entry point for most of the war-torn country’s essential food imports, began early on Wednesday, after diplomatic attempts to prevent the Yemeni government forces and their allies from launching the offensive, failed.“Humanitarian partners have been preparing for a possible assault for weeks. Agencies have prepositioned 63,000 metric tonnes of food, tens of thousands of emergency kits, nutrition supplies, water and fuel. Medical teams have been dispatched and humanitarian service points established.”Humanitarian partners have been preparing for a possible assault for weeks – Lise Grande, UN coordinator“Yesterday, even as the city was being shelled and bombarded, an UN-contracted vessel, which is docked at Hodeida port, off-loaded thousands of metric tonnes of food. Two more vessels are making preparations to do the same”, she said.On Thursday, partners have been distributing emergency boxes with food and hygiene supplies to civilians displaced by the fighting, south of the city.Also on Thursday, the Security Council met behind closed doors in emergency session in New York, to discuss the escalating conflict in Hodeida Yemen.Humanitarian agencies and front-line partners already have substantial aid programmes in the city. Every day 50,000 litres of safe drinking water are being distributed and health teams have been helping to halt the spread of cholera and other life-threatening diseases.“Under international humanitarian law, parties to the conflict are obliged to do everything possible to protect civilians and ensure they have access to the assistance they need to survive,” said Ms. Grande.The UN and partners are requesting $3 billion through the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan to support 22.2 million people in need across Yemen. To date, $1.5 billion, half of resources necessary for the year, has been received.Air strikes can kill many more people over time through famine and hunger – Adama Dieng, UN Special AdviserOn Thursday evening, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, added his grave concern over the pace of events in Hodeida, warning that any closure of the port would have a “disasterous impact on the ability of humanitarian agencies to deliver assistance to a population that desparately needs it.”“Starvation of civilians as a method of war is a war crime and was condemned by the Security Council in resolution 2417 of 24 May 2018” he said in a statement. “It seems that the first test of this resolution is Yemen: the Yemeni port (of Hodeida)  is a lifeline for the delivery of aid and the Coalition’s air strikes can kill many more people over time through famine and hunger when damaging such civilian infrastructure,” added Mr. Dieng. read more

Womens Volleyball No 24 Ohio State splits homeandhome with Notre Dame

The OSU women’s volleyball team celebrates after a win against Michigan State on Oct. 22, 2016. The Buckeyes won the match 3-0. Credit: Luke Swartz | For The LanternNo. 24 Ohio State (5-3) played two matches against Notre Dame this weekend, one at St. John Arena Friday night, then in South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday. Although the Buckeyes beat the Fighting Irish, 3-0, at home, they were not as successful in Notre Dame territory as they dropped the match, 3-1.During Sunday’s loss to Notre Dame, freshman libero Hannah Gruensfelder set an Ohio State record for most digs in a four-set match with 38.In winning the first game of the two-match series, which was scheduled because of the cancellation of the Coastal Carolina Classic due to Hurricane Irma, Ohio State handed Notre Dame its first loss of the season, ending the Fighting Irish’s 6-0 winning streak.“Notre Dame, they’re undefeated for a reason. They’re a very good team.” Carlston said.Ohio State started off its first set Friday evening strong and was able to maintain the lead through most of the set. Its defensive line proved successful in the first set with four blocks and 24 digs.The Buckeyes established their rhythm quickly and won the first set 25-20.The second set was no different for the Buckeyes as they took the lead early once again.Outside hitter Luisa Schirmer and setter Taylor Hughes contributed four kills each, adding to their team’s total of 18 kills and leading Ohio State to a 25-21 victory.The Fighting Irish matched the Buckeyes point for point early in the third set, even taking the lead a 6-4 lead at one point. They stayed neck and neck with the Buckeyes all match long.As tensions rose, Ohio State called a timeout with the scored tied at 23. The Buckeyes were able to pick up the pace and win the set 25-23 with two final kills by Hughes and middle blocker Lauren Witte.Although the Buckeyes won the match 3-0, coach Geoff Carlston thought neither team played as well as they could have.“I have a feeling there are going to be some adjustments by both of us since we play them on Sunday, “ Carlston said. “I would say that was an ugly win, but a win over a really good team.”Outside hitter Ashley Wenz also thought the Buckeyes could have played a stronger game against Notre Dame.“I think that we have a lot that we can work on,” Wenz said. “[We could work on] having better eyes on defense, being able to kind of read the hitters a lot better and play balls that should be easier than they were tonight.”Coming off the 3-0 sweep of the Notre Dame Friday, the Buckeyes said they expected the Fighting Irish to be more difficult to put away in their match Sunday.“Both teams will play harder, it’ll be a lot closer,” Wenz said. “I definitely think they’re going to try and play against our strengths and we’re going to try to do the same.”After a full day of preparation, the Buckeyes traveled to Indiana Sunday for their second match against Notre Dame.Ohio State was able to lead for most of the first set, but Notre Dame came back to take the lead near the end of the set, winning 25-22.The Buckeyes picked up the pace in the second set and played a close game throughout most of the set. Wenz was responsible for nine kills of the set, leading the Buckeyes to a 25-21 victory.Ohio State proceeded to drop its final two sets in convincing fashion, losing the third set 25-14 and dropping the fourth and final set 25-17 to close out the game. Although Ohio State racked up 61 kills and 109 digs, its .141 hitting percentage paled in comparison to the Fighting Irish’s .244 hitting percentage. The Buckeyes will be back at St. John Arena Friday to begin the Buckeye Invitational. They host Western Kentucky at noon and Northern Illinois at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, they will go against Dayton at Capital Center in Bexley, Ohio. read more

Dominique StraussKahn is not happy with a film based on his sex

first_imgDOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN is to file suit for defamation over a US movie inspired by the sex scandal that brought down the former IMF chief, his lawyer confirmed today.Abel Ferrara’s Welcome to New York stars Gerard Depardieu as a man called Georges Devereaux with striking similarities to “DSK” – whose alleged 2011 sexual assault on a New York hotel maid shook the world.Speaking on Europe 1 radio, Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer Jean Veil said his client would in the coming days “file suit for defamation over the accusations of rape and the insinuations made all throughout the movie”.He said Strauss-Kahn has been cleared of all charges in the case, and was “sickened and frightened by this film”, which premiered at the Cannes film festival on Saturday.Veil described the film as “a piece of shit, dogshit”, and echoed a charge by Strauss-Kahn’s ex-wife Anne Sinclair that aspects of it were “anti-Semitic”.The start of Ferrara’s film states that it is inspired by a court case but it has been widely seen as a fictionalised account of the downfall of DSK.Strauss-Kahn was arrested in May 2011 in New York and forced to live under house arrest for weeks after posting $1 million bail.Criminal charges were eventually dropped and Strauss-Kahn settled a civil suit brought by the maid by paying her undisclosed damages, which reportedly exceeded $1.5 million.Sinclair has accused the movie of portraying her in an anti-Jewish way, through the character of Devereaux’s wife Simone played by Jacqueline Bisset.In the film, Simone is a rich woman who inherited a fortune amassed during World War II and helps the Israeli state financially.Writing in the French Huffington Post, which she edits, Sinclair accused the authors and producers of the film of projecting their “fantasies about money and Jews”, notably in a scene in which Devereaux tells Simone, “Everyone knows what your family did during the war.”“My grandfather (famous art dealer Paul Rosenberg) had to escape from the Nazis and was stripped of his French nationality by the Vichy government,” Sinclair said added, referring to the wartime French regime that collaborated with the Germans.Sinclair said however she would not resort to legal action over what she described as “dirt”.Ferrara refuted the allegations on Sunday, telling AFP he is not “anti-Semitic”.“I hope not. I was brought up by Jewish women,” he said.- © AFP, 2012“Leave me alone!”: Strauss-Kahn says he is facing “media assault”Fizzy drink named after DSK to go on sale in Francelast_img read more

Nook Color la liseuse qui se veut tablette

first_imgNook Color : la liseuse qui se veut tabletteEtats-Unis – Le bibliothécaire Barnes & Noble a choisi d’innover en lançant Nook Color. Cette liseuse électronique, qui rend le noir et blanc obsolète, adopte les caractéristiques d’une tablette Internet sous Android. Barnes & Noble a peut-être pris une décision qui a sauvé le destin des liseuses de livres électroniques. Depuis plusieurs mois, il est possible de lire du contenu sur les tablettes et autres smartphones, rendant la présence de ces “readers” facultative sur le marché. Le bibliothécaire a donc contre-attaqué en donnant une orientation “tablette” à sa Nook Color, dotée d’un écran LCD. Le terminal a pour fonction principale de lire du contenu numérique mais permet aussi de surfer sur Internet et s’ouvre aux réseaux sociaux. L’apparition de l’encre en couleurs apporte une option supplémentaire pour tout ce qui concerne les jeux ou les revues ludiques. La Nook Color sort le 19 novembre aux Etats-Unis au prix de 249 dollars (environ 180 euros). Le 28 octobre 2010 à 13:08 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

UPDATE BusinessWeek Layoffs Begin

first_imgAnother source told FOLIO: a number of longtime BusinessWeek staffers are expected to volunteer to take severance packages and not accept any offers for continued employment under Bloomberg. Several current BusinessWeek staffers, including John Byrne, have already accepted positions under Bloomberg. They are: publisher Jessica Sibley, marketing head Carl Fischer, finance vice president Tania Secor, executive editor Ellen Pollock and managing editor Ciro Scotti.UPDATE: According to his Twitter feed, BusinessWeek media columnist Jon Fine is among those who weren’t offered new positions.Bloomberg on Tuesday tapped Time magazine deputy managing editor Josh Tyrangiel as editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek, replacing Stephen Adler, who said in October that he’d step down later this year. At Time, Tyrangiel also served as managing editor of As the sale of BusinessWeek draws nearer and its integration into Bloomberg begins, the company Wednesday kicked off a round of layoffs that could result in as many as a third of the magazine’s staffers losing their jobs. The layoffs, which are expected to finish before the end of the week, could also include some “important” online-side employees, a source familiar with situation told FOLIO:.Those cuts would not include BusinessWeek executive editor and editor John Byrne, who is said to be remaining with the magazine, despite plans to relocate to San Francisco, the source said.The Wall Street Journal Wednesday reported that about 25 percent of the magazine’s staff, or about 100 people, would lose their jobs as a result of the layoffs.last_img read more

Trump Says Hes Canceling UK Visit Citing Bad Deal On New London

first_imgUpdated at 6:55 a.m. ETPresident Trump announced early Friday that he has canceled a trip to the U.K. next month, citing a “bad deal” the Obama administration made for a new U.S. Embassy in London.The president accepted the queen’s invitation for a state visit when he met with Prime Minister Theresa May in July at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. The trip had tentatively been planned to begin around the end of February.In a tweet posted just before 1 a.m. on Friday, the president said he had decided against the trip because “I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for ‘peanuts,’ only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”The move comes weeks after Trump sparked anger in Britain for retweeting incendiary anti-Muslim videos from a far-right U.K. politician.The prime minister said it was “wrong” for the president to have shared the videos first posted by the far-right Britain First Party. London Mayor Sadiq Khan also called out Trump for promoting the “vile, extremist” Britain First, which “exists solely to sow divisions and hatred in our country.”(Since then, May called the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “unhelpful,” a move that reportedly angered Trump.)Last February, the British Parliament took the highly unusual step of debating a nonbinding resolution to rescind an invitation of a state visit to the president after more than 1.8 million U.K. citizens signed a petition to that effect.Only a month ago, the U.S. ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, told the BBC, that he “absolutely” expected the president to visit.However, following Trump’s latest tweet, the British newspaper The Independent speculated that the president was “[concerned] about the welcome he would receive in the UK,” and that he was “understood to be sending US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson instead.”The newspaper said the prime minister’s office was aware that the visit had been postponed. The Independent added that Trump “is said to be unhappy about the lack of ‘bells and whistles’ surrounding the event and the fact he would not be able to meet the Queen.”But later on Friday, a spokesman for May said that Trump is welcome despite the cancellation for February. “The invitation has been extended and accepted,” the spokesman said, according to Reuters, adding that no date had been confirmed for the visit. “The U.S. is one of our oldest and most valued allies and our strong and deep partnership will endure.”NPR’s Frank Langfitt, reporting from London, says Trump is still expected to visit in the fall, when he is to meet the queen.As for the president’s tweet condemning the Obama administration for a “bad” deal on the new U.S. diplomatic compound in London, the U.S. Embassy’s own website indicates that the announcement of the move was made in the final weeks of President George W. Bush’s administration. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

Cramped train passengers told We wont cut fares through fear of attracting

first_img Video will play in  Click for Sound Stoke Station After the response was branded “facetious,” the firm pointed out it was actually “factual”. But Matty Brunt responded: “Factual: perhaps. Snarky and unprofessional: yes.” Stephen added: “Not a good response here to a customer PAYING for your service and making a valid complaint. “Unnecessary condescension when a phone call to @nationalrailenq achieves a refund or reduction of ticket for poor travel experience and even poorer customer service here….” “They don’t care as long as they are taking your money,” another passenger wrote. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA train firm serving passengers in Stoke-on-Trent has told customers it would not cut fares – for fear of making services even more crowded. One angry commuter took to social media to question CrossCountry on Tuesday morning. But the livid passenger, who was forced to stand, was left even more angry by the firm’s “facetious” response. Writing on Twitter, Ceri said: “Ok, @CrossCountryUK if you intend for travellers to stand the whole journey between Birmingham and Stoke, please can you adjust your fares accordingly?” And CrossCountry attracted criticism with its reply, which claimed: “Apologies if you had to stand Ceri. “In regards to adjusting fares, making fares cheaper will only encourage more passengers to travel thus making your train even more busy.” Video Loading Video Unavailable We pay for stories! Send your videos to They added: “There needs to be a complete overhaul of the greedy transport system.” But Ian countered: “Not defending CC, as overcrowding is a regular feature of their (not enough coaches) services, but if you’re buying tickets in advance, always use the CC site where you can swiftly reserve seats. “Had this debate on Sun when passengers used the VT site to buy CC tickets.” We have contacted CrossCountry for a comment. The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Watch againcenter_img Click to playTap to play Virgin Trains West Coast service has received a higher rate of complaints than any other franchised rail operator so far this year. Statistics released by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) showed the company received 177 complaints per 100,000 passengers between January and March – more than any other rail franchise in the country. A quarter of the complaints were about poor punctuality and reliability, and a further 24 per cent were about the quality of the facilities and service on the train. Read More160 crimes reported at railway stations in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire The number of complaints made to Virgin Trains West Coast actually decreased by seven per cent from the same period last year, indicating some improvement on the service, despite ongoing customer issues. CrossCountry Trains also received a high level of complaints, with 85 out of every 100,000 passengers writing in with their gripes – a 45 per cent increase on 2017. Watch Next Share this video Most overcrowed train services revealedlast_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu 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 Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more January 7, 2015 — Viztek announced upgraded features that have been added to its Exa PACS. The new PACS (picture archive and communication system) platform was designed to be fully Web-based on any device with any operating system, and increase the speed and tool set from which radiologists and referring physicians are able to access radiology exams. Exa PACS was demonstrated during the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA’s) 100th annual Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago.Key features and benefits of the Exa PACS include the following:Zero footprint viewing – Regardless of location, radiologists and referring physicians will benefit from the pending zero footprint, diagnostic- quality viewing for any modality. There are no plug-ins required, no limitations, and full functionality is available regardless of operating system or age of the computer. Additionally, a fully integrated dictation module is seamlessly enabled.  Server-side rendering – Image download time is enhanced, particularly for mammography, positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET CT), 3-D and other large image files, especially in multi-site or distributed environments. Server-side rendering also helps to extend the life of older workstations with less processing capability.Automatic anatomical linking of all priors – Radiologists can save precious time and be assured of accuracy with the ability to automatically cross-link and synchronize CT priors. Guesswork and human error is eliminated. For any CT study, such as when viewing critical pathology like the size of cancerous nodules, the software automatically anatomically indexes all priors – regardless if there is one or are five or more. Fast, accurate viewing can be relied upon. News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more center_img News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more The Viztek Exa PACS works in tandem with the Exa electronic health record (EHR), which has bundled all essential components of the radiology workflow process including PACS, practice management, billing, order entry, radiology reports, patient portals and other software product currently delivered by the company.Exa PACS is pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and is not yet available for sale.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | January 07, 2015 Viztek Announces Upgrades to Exa PACS Platform Highlights include zero-footprint viewing, automatic cross-linking and synchronization of prior studies Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more last_img read more

Russia Vietnam lead China growth

first_imgOne of the fastest growing travel destinations saw its arrivals numbers ushered up by Russian and Vietnamese visitors whose visitor numbers more than double during January this year compared to the same month 2011. According to a Hong Kong Tourism Board monthly visitor statistics report, 53.7 percent more travelers from Vietnam trekked into China during the first month of 2012 compared to last year while 55.1 percent more Russians made the journey.Leading the country’s growth, the two nations were followed by arrivals into India with 20.2 percent more visitors while Singapore came in fourth most visited  with a 15.6 percent growth.Meanwhile the number of visitors into China from Japan fell by 17.2 percent from 113,373 to 93,861 a figure disrupted by the quake that struck Japan early last year.Arrivals from Thailand also took a hit in January this year with 21.3 percent less visitors while arrivals from France fell 12.3 percent.In total the region saw its arrival number grow by 15.1 percent more than month while Mainland China alone welcomed 23.9 percent more people over the same period. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Why Rental Activity Remains A Bright Spot for Housing

first_img Share Why Rental Activity Remains ‘A Bright Spot’ for Housing While the lights of the housing market continue to flicker, rental market activity has been a bright spot, said “”Freddie Mac’s””: U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for June.[IMAGE]The enterprise’s report, released Tuesday, showed that newly formed households seem more interested in renting over owning as the economy struggles to get back on its feet. Freddie Mac expects this trend to continue for the near future.””Further increases in rental demand are likely in the coming year as newly formed households postpone homeownership decisions until the economy strengthens and they have accumulated sufficient savings,”” said “”Frank Nothaft””:, VP and chief economist for Freddie Mac. “”Overall apartment market trends may show further vacancy declines and rent gains, with property values improving as well.”” The report showed that over the year ending March 2012, an additional 1.5 million households moved into rental housing, a 4 percent increase in a year. [COLUMN_BREAK]The Census Bureau has also reported that rental vacancy rates in buildings with at least five apartments have dropped more than two percentage points over the past two years. In addition, both Reis and Axiometrics have reported increases in occupancy rates during the two years through the first quarter of 2012.Rents have begun to rise in a number of metropolitan areas as rental markets tighten. A broad market measure prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a rent increase of 2.5 percent during Q1 2012 compared to a year ago. Reis found a 2.8 percent gain in its markets during the same period, while Axiometrics reported a 4 percent rise in nominal rents. However, average rent adjusted for inflation stayed below where it was for most of the decade prior to the Great Recession.The increase in rental demand has helped enhance property values, on average up about 25 percent during the past two years from the low during Q1 2010. This level is still 14 percent below the pre-Great Recession peak, but the increase has prompted a supply response from developers. Starts of buildings with at least five apartments have increased 48 percent in the first five months of 2012 when compared to the same period in 2011. The National Association of Home Builders reported that its Multifamily Production Index jumped to its highest reading since 2005, and its index for market-rate rental construction reached its highest level since the series’ start eight years ago. Construction of rental apartments in buildings containing at least five dwellings is expected to add nearly 200,000 in 2012, the highest increase in one year since 2008. June 20, 2012 438 Views center_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Bureau of Labor Statistics Freddie Mac Housing Starts Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-06-20 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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