first_imgWorld Cup Pressure on Paul Pogba ahead of World Cup clash, says Socceroo Massimo Luongo Josh Thomas @Joshua_Thomas97 Last updated 1 year ago 11:36 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba France 2018 Getty Images World Cup Australia Paul Pogba France v Australia Denmark v Australia Australia v Peru France France’s stars will be expected to shine against Australia and that could work to the Socceroos favour Australian midfielder Massimo Luongo has put the emphasis on France’s star midfielder Paul Pogba ahead of the Socceroos World Cup opener against the French.The Manchester United player has been a mercurial figure for France with plenty expected of him and a mixed view on how he performs for the national team.  Luongo will be looking to line-up against Pogba when their two countries meet in Kazan, with the Australian midfielder admitting the eyes and the pressure will always be on the Frenchman.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “His price tag says how good of a player he is, the pressure is always on him because of how much he costs,” Luongo said.”Maybe he’s not doing enough, but as a midfielder, if a lot of midfielders can do half the things he does, then I think they’re a pretty good player.”A lot of eyes will be on him, I think he’s capable of doing something special.”Paul Pogba FranceThe Socceroos aren’t fancied of causing an upset when they take on the Les Bleus but should be buoyed by the fact France were held to a recent 1-1 draw with the USA.As a result, Luongo believes Australia should back themselves to take the French down. “At this level, everyone is even, the win is there for the taking,” he said.”Individually, yeah, they’ve got some big, world class players especially in midfield.”As I said, we’ve been working on a way to play as a team and the manager’s experience is doing it with a really good team, not individuals.”It’s up for the taking… we’ve got to make sure we’re on, more than 100% because of their individual talents.”last_img read more

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season kicks off on August 24, but there won’t be any Big Ten teams in action until a few days later. Let’s take a look at who each of the league’s 14 members will be opening with.The first game of the bunch will feature Minnesota vs. South Dakota State on Thursday, August 29. The Golden Gophers are being picked by some to be the best team in the Big Ten West this year.On Friday, August 30, there will be four more Big Ten teams in action, as Michigan State takes on Tulsa, Wisconsin takes on South Florida, Rutgers takes on UMass and Purdue takes on Nevada.Saturday, August 31 will feature the rest of the games – Maryland vs. Howard, Illinois vs. Akron, Indiana vs. Ball State, Nebraska vs. South Alabama, Ohio State vs. FAU, Penn State vs. Idaho, Northwestern vs. Stanford, Iowa vs. Miami (OH) and Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee.Northwestern is the only Big Ten team that is not favored in week one. Stanford, at the moment, is a 6.5-point favorite in that one.Week two will feature the first actual Big Ten vs. Big Ten game when Iowa and Rutgers do battle.The 2019 college football season will kick off when Florida and Miami meet on August 24.last_img read more

first_img The Dive Motel Brings Legit 70s-Era Swagger to Nashville Editors’ Recommendations Whether your form of prayer is singing to the heavens or quiet contemplation, these stunning houses of worship will leave you in awe.Basílica de la Sagrada FamíliaA labor of love for famed Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, Basílica de la Sagrada Família is one of the most famous examples of Catalan Modernism. While it is technically unfinished, Gaudí worked on the basilica for forty-three years right up until his death in 1926. Today a UNESCO World Heritage site, the basilica dominates the skyline of Barcelona, standing out thanks to its massive size and the constant presence of construction cranes. In every corner of the church, you can see Gaudí’s passion for religion, nature, and architecture. Intricate sculptures, towering spires, and beautiful stained glass leave visitors in awe when standing inside of this impressive feat of architecture.Cathedral of HopeFlickr User Jason John Paul HaskinsWhat happens when a world-renowned architect famous for Modernist style designs a church? You get the Cathedral of Hope, an interfaith peace chapel in Dallas, Texas. The creation of Philip Johnson, the Cathedral of Hope is more sculptural art piece than building. Gently sweeping forms that resemble the classic Gothic arch are cut into the sides of the building acting as the openings for windows and doors. The stairway features glass railings, allowing light to easily flow unobstructed throughout the interior levels. The interior of the chapel is simplistic, a serene and intimate space for quiet prayer.Lotus TempleWikimedia CommonsNew Delhi, India’s Lotus Temple is one of the most visited places of worship in the world. Each day, nearly 10,000 people visit this Bahá’í House of Worship, a non-denominational temple open to all. The beautiful, sculpture-like structure draws in worshipers and lovers of architecture alike. The creation of Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba, the Lotus Temple was named for its shape, which resembles the lotus flower. Consisting of twenty-seven, marble-clad “petals,” and surrounded by nine ponds and nine gardens, the Lotus Temple stands out for its stunning architectural symmetry. Inside, the central space can hold 2,500. Pews are arranged in a circle under the 131-foot high dome. Built according to Bahá’í House of Worship rules, there is no altar, pictures, or statues inside of the temple, allowing worshipers to sit in quiet contemplation.Chapel of the Holy CrossCommissioned by sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude, Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic chapel in Sedona, Arizona. Striking for its location, the chapel is built into the buttes of Coconino National Forest. To truly appreciate this work of art, the chapel should be seen from below. Looking up the hill, the sand-colored structure rises prominently from the surrounding rock with a simple cross in the center. This central cross acts as both structural support and a sign of the faith practiced within. The cross is surrounded by glass, allowing light to flood into the space. It towers over the altar, appearing to glow in the afternoon sun. Completed in 1957, Chapel of the Holy Cross has been designated a National Historic Landmark.Notre Dame du HautWikimedia CommonsLocated in Ronchamp, France, Notre Dame du Haut is the creation of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, Le Corbusier. Famously an atheist, Le Corbusier still devoted a portion of his career to religious structures, believing architecture was able to create a feeling of spirituality. Notre Dame du Haut does just that. Outside, the Modernist structure features concrete walls with small cutouts for stained glass windows. On one end of the building, the walls come to a point under a sweeping roofline called “the sails.” This overhanging roof shelters a small spot outside with a lone pew and simple cross. Inside the chapel are beautifully sculpted wooden pews, a minimalist altar made of concrete, and unpolished concrete walls. The simple space is illuminated from candles and light that come through the stained glass windows. The concrete walls are up to ten feet thick in some places, causing these windows to cast beautiful colored shafts of light onto different spots within the chapel. Despite the lack of ornamentation, the architecture of Notre Dame du Haut speaks to the sacredness of the site, leaving visitors in awe.For an entirely different look at houses of worship, check out this former church-turned office space. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home last_img read more

first_imgzoom In a significant long term commitment to Tasmania and Antarctica, the Australian government has approved the process to procure a new icebreaker to replace the ageing Aurora Australis.Aurora Australis at DavisThe new icebreaker, that will be based in Hobart, is part of the commitment of the Abbott Government to boost jobs and growth in Tasmania.A modern sophisticated icebreaker will provide critical support for Australia’s Antarctic research stations and expand Tasmania’s role as the gateway to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.The new ship will have an enhanced icebreaking capability, greater cargo capacity, be able to undertake critical marine science within the sea ice zone, operate more efficiently and effectively and also act in a supporting role for other Government agencies if the need arises.The government has also committed to expanding Hobart International Airport, increase scientific research in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean and build Hobart as the global gateway to East Antarctica.As part of the Abbott Government’s Tasmanian Economic Growth Strategy, Australia is committed to bolstering the role of Hobart as a transport centre for expeditions to Antarctica.The government has also delivered on is election commitment of $24 million over three years from 2014-15 for a new Antarctic Gateway Partnership between the Australian Antarctic Division, the University of Tasmania and the CSIRO to provide for collaborative larger scale scientific research. This money will be used to get scientists onto the ice and the Southern Ocean.To support the logistical services critical to the Antarctic programme, the Budget also contains on-going funding of $45.3 over four years to maintain the Airlink service between Hobart and the Wilkins ice runway near Casey station and a further $13.4 million over four years for fuel and other logistical support.The Budget also commits $9.4 million for 2014-15 to ensure the continued operation of Australia’s three Antarctic and one sub-Antarctic station maintaining Australia’s presence in the frozen continent.A longer term strategy for Australia’s presence in Antarctica is currently being developed through the government’s 20 Year Strategic Plan for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research to be released later in the year.May 13, 2014last_img read more

first_imgThe province is conserving Nova Scotia’s wetlands through a new policy, released today, Oct. 14. “Nova Scotians have told us they want to protect our natural environment,” said Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau. “Our wetland policy ensures we are taking steps to conserve these important ecosystems in our watersheds. Wetlands provide critical habitats for fish and wildlife, and protect our drinking water. They also protect our communities by reducing the effects of flooding from severe weather events.” The new policy’s goal is to prevent the net loss of wetlands. It protects wetlands of special significance, promotes wetland protection and stewardship, encourages a long-term net gain in wetland types that have experienced high losses, and raises awareness on the benefits of maintaining buffers near wetlands when developing new areas. There is also an updated application process that clarifies what is required before altering a wetland. More than 700 Nova Scotians participated in consultations on a draft wetlands policy in late 2009. The consultation period was extended to accommodate the high level of interest. “Our wetland policy reflects the comments of hundreds of Nova Scotians. We wanted to get this right, so I think the extra time was well worth it,” said Mr. Belliveau. “Our approach to managing wetlands balances the need for environmental protection and economic growth. It will help prevent the net loss of wetlands, while allowing for sustainable development in our communities.” The release of the wetland policy meets a goal of the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, provincial heritage strategy and the Water Resources Management Strategy – Water for Life. The Nova Scotia Wetland Conservation Policy is available at www.gov.ns.ca/nse/wetland/ .last_img read more

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A man who pleaded guilty to scamming an Alabama town for nearly $2 million is due in federal court to find out how long he will go to prison.Sentencing for 43-year-old Kyle Sandler is scheduled for Tuesday morning in Montgomery.Sandler moved to the east Alabama town of Opelika (Oh-puh-LIE-kuh) in 2011 and later opened a business incubator called the Round House. He pleaded guilty last year to fraud for taking about $1.9 million from more than 50 investors.Sandler told The Associated Press he falsely portrayed himself as a one-time Google executive and acted out of greed.U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins said last month that sentence guidelines indicate Sandler should spend between 63 to 78 months in prison.The Associated Press

“The Secretary-General has said time and again that there will be no military end to this conflict. Yet, military might continues to be used against civilians in a way that defies all reason, let alone morality or the law,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council. He said that the use of “abhorrent chemical weapons” on 4 April in Khan Shaykhun was yet another horrific account of such brutality. “I wish I could say mindless brutality – but no, it was deliberate, planned, predetermined, by other humans against their own fellow human beings, sheer unbridled cruelty by leaders and commanders. And we await the investigation to confirm which ones.”“The humanitarian situation is deteriorating, if that were possible, and the need for active engagement by members of the [Security] Council is urgently needed,” he said. The core needs of the Syrian people from the international community remain largely unchanged, noting that they include the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure by all parties to the conflict; immediate, unimpeded and sustained access to all in need throughout Syria; an immediate lifting of all sieges; and a political solution to the conflict. In besieged eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus, civilians remain trapped amid reports of relentless shelling, airstrikes, and ground fighting, he said, noting that the last informal access routes have reportedly been closed further restricting movement for the some 400,000 people who live in the area, and who the UN has been unable to access since October last year. Stephen O’Brien (shown on screen), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefs the Security Council via video teleconference on the situation in Syria. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe As the noose has tightened around eastern Ghouta, some 30,000 people in the adjacent areas of Barza and Qaboun have also come under siege by the Government of Syria, he added. “As it is already too late for the more than a quarter million Syrians who have died already in this atrocious war, so members of the Security Council it is action today that counts,” O’Brien stressed, via video link from Geneva, Switzerland.He also urged the lifting of arbitrary and bureaucratic impediments by all parties throughout Syria.“I will not repeat again the bureaucratic delaying tactics used by the Government of Syria to thwart humanitarian assistance at every turn, beyond saying that it continues to bring untold human suffering,” Mr. O’Brien said. Only four convoys have deployed so far under the new two-monthly April-May plan, reaching 157,500 people. None of these convoys reached besieged areas, due to a lack of necessary authorizations, he said.Although the overall number of those besieged has been reduced to just over 620,000 people due to evacuations, this process is not in line with humanitarian principles, and not conducted in consultation with the people affected.“Let us not pretend that those who evacuate move to a location of safety. Many of those who displace to Idlib or northern Aleppo continue to live in areas where civilian structures, including hospitals, come under regular aerial bombardment, and their access to basic goods such as food and shelter is limited,” he said. AUDIO: Addressing the Security Council, Stephen O’Brien reiterates the UN’s belief that there can be no military solution to the Syrian conflict. read more

first_imgOrganisers posted a picture of the deserted Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm earlier this morning.High demand meant that  access to the booking site SeeTickets.com was restricted for some users. Organisers confirmed that “tickets were being sold throughout the morning, but demand simply outstripped supply”.All this before the line up is even announced. We’re genuinely humbled by the sheer number of people who would like to come to the festival and we dearly wish we could have you all along. Sadly, that just isn’t possible, which means a significant number of people have missed out.In order to buy a Glastonbury ticket, a prospective reveller must first register their details and photo ID. Those who managed to get their hands on tickets this morning paid a £50 (€62) deposit and will bay the balance next Spring.The number of people who had registered for tickets wasn’t revealed, and Emily Eavis said that the reason behind it was to avoid panic about the availability of tickets.Any tickets that are returned will then be put on sale again in April. One hundred and forty thousand were sold this morning. There was no festival this year to allow the site, which is on the Eavis’ dairy farm, to recover. Watch: Beyonce wows Glastonbury on final day>center_img TICKETS FOR GLASTONBURY 2013 have sold out in an hour and forty minutes this morning.Thousands missed out on the first round and have taken to Twitter to voice their frustration after being unable to access the See Tickets website in time. Some claimed that exploiting a DNS bug on the ticket seller’s website meant they were able to access a ‘quiet’ server.Organisers Michael and Emily Eavis have extended their apologies to those who missed out.last_img read more

first_imgIf there are lifestyle differences, the advice women get about healthy eating and physical activity before and during pregnancy may need to be reinforced after delivery.They also found that maternal obesity is associated with an increase in pregnancy complications and an increase in obstetric interventions.Read: One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy>Read: Women in Ireland are having fewer children> TWO OUT OF three Irish mothers have gained an average of 10lbs by the time they become pregnant with their second child.That’s according to a three-year study carried out by the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction.The observational study of 1,220 Irish mothers found that 65% of first-time mums had gained an average of 10.1lbs within 18 months of delivering their first child.The study also found that one in 20 first-time mothers had become obese by the time they became pregnant again.One third lost weight and just 2% maintained their pre-pregnancy weight.The study – Interpregnancy Changes in Maternal Weight and Body Mass – was carried out in the Coombe Hospital over a three-year period from 2009 to 2012.The findings were published in this month’s American Journal of Perinatology.The authors say further studies are required to identify if changes in maternal diet or physical activity were responsible for these weight changes after the birth of a first child.last_img read more

first_imgUnlike other jurisdictions, non payment of fines for traffic offences automatically results in a driver being summonsed to court…This puts a great strain on the courts system. Perhaps we should look at imaginative ways of avoiding this scenario?Nobody benefits from Court hearings being packed with matters which might just as easily be dealt with via another route. Proposals to prevent relatively minor traffic offences from clogging up the proceedings of the courts have included:subtracting the value of unpaid fines from tax creditsadding the unpaid fine to road taxcontracting private debt collection agencies to ensure payment of finesAfter her own remarks at the event, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald expressed support, in principle, for Denham’s proposals. The Chief Justice made an interesting point about the number of cases relating to traffic offences, and we should consider alternatives to that.That is certainly something that should be examined. FRANCES FITZGERALD HAS expressed support for proposals to keep road traffic offences out of the courts, and reduce a backlog of cases.Speaking at the launch of the Courts Service Annual Report yesterday, she was echoing the views of Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Denham, who had earlier called for “imaginative ways” to deal with road traffic matters.In her speech, Justice Denham highlighted the Courts Service’s finding that 58% of all summary matters to go before the courts related to traffic offences, and that this was the biggest single category of offence before the District Court in 2013. Additional reporting by Christina Finn.Read: Drivers, cyclists urged to brush up on road safety to curb bike accidents>last_img read more

first_imgThe Explainer: How did Patrick Quirke get convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan? In this week’s episode of our podcast The Explainer, we look at the evidence used in one of Ireland’s most prolific murder trials. 24,412 Views Monday 13 May 2019, 6:15 AM Listen on iPhone/iPad By Aoife Barry 10 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4628974 Listen on Androidcenter_img ON 1 MAY, the longest-running murder trial in the state’s history came to an end when Tipperary farmer Patrick Quirke was found guilty of the murder of Bobby Ryan.A jury  of 12 people found Quirke guilty of the murder of Ryan – known by locals in Tipperary as DJ ‘Mr Moonlight’ – by a majority verdict of 10 to 2. Quirke had pleaded not guilty but was sentenced to life in prison after the 13-week trial. Details of the DJ’s life, circumstances surrounding his death, as well as an affair involving the two men and Mary Lowry, were laid out in the court room.In this week’s episode of The Explainer, we look at Patrick Quirke’s conviction: what evidence did the jury hear? What do we mean by ‘circumstantial evidence’ and how big a role did that play in the case? How usual is it to have a majority verdict in a murder trial?To help us answer those questions, host Sinéad O’Carroll speaks to our reporter Gráinne Ní Aodha and barrister-at-law Marc Murphy. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Source: The Explainer/SoundCloudThis episode was put together by presenter Sinéad O’Carroll, executive producer Christine Bohan, producer Aoife Barry, assistant producer/technical operator Nicky Ryan, and featured barrister-at-law Marc Murphy and TheJournal.ie reporter Gráinne Ní Aodha. Design by Palash Somani.  May 13th 2019, 6:15 AM Share Tweet Email4 last_img read more

first_imgTroubles de la fécondité et alcool durant la grossesse : une explication in uteroMonde – Une étude danoise affirme que la consommation d’alcool durant la grossesse affecte le volume futur de spermatozoïdes trouvé chez l’enfant mâle.Mardi 30 juin, une équipe de chercheurs danois a présenté ses conclusions au Congrès annuel de la Société de reproduction humaine à Rome. L’homme dont la mère a consommé 4 à 5 verres d’alcool par semaine pendant sa grossesse verrait ainsi, selon ces travaux, sa production de spermatozoïdes diminuer de plus d’un tiers par rapport à celui dont la mère a appliqué le principe “Zéro alcool pendant la grossesse”.À lire aussiToxoplasmose : symptômes, traitement, grossesse, quels sont les risques ?On connaissait certains des dangers de la consommation d’alcool pendant la grossesse : malformations, cancers, etc. En voici donc un nouveau. Néanmoins, les chercheurs soulignent la fragilité de leurs résultats. En effet, les mères peuvent avoir menti dans leur déclaration. En attendant des résultats plus fiables, les troubles de la fécondité croissants observés cette dernière décennie sont expliqués par la pollution et les pesticides.   Le 2 juillet 2010 à 11:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgIn the meat grinder of digital content, search results, link journalism and aggregators can often blur the origins of a story, let alone the identity of the author behind it. Now Google is launching a program that highlights the people creating the content in search results. Google is currently piloting a program that features select authors who have linked their Google profile to their content. The author’s picture and name are featured next to certain search results (click here for a look). As pilot participants mark additional content as theirs, Google automatically adds links to their Google profiles. Why? “Because authorship is a great way to identify and highlight high-quality content,” wrote Sagar Kamdar, Google product manager of search. “Plus, the web is centered around people. People discovering content on the web often want to learn more about its author, see other content by that author, and even interact with the author.” The program builds off the Authorship Markup feature that Google launched last month that lets websites publicly link within their site from content to an author page. The markup uses existing standards such as HTML5 (rel=”author”) and XFN (rel=”me”) to enable search engines and other web services to identify works by the same author across the web. So far Google has worked with sites such as The New York Times, The Washingtn Post, CNET, Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker to markup their pages. Markups also included content posted to YouTube and Blogger.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, July 26, 2019:#1) On The Fence Players Presents RED HERRINGOn The Fence Players, a Wilmington-based theatre company for Wilmington teens and young adults, will be performing Red Herring on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7pm in the Wilmington High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission costs $5.About Red Herring: Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It’s 1952: America’s on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower’s on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy’s on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor—or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.On The Fence Players was founded in 2014 by Wilmington’s Nikk Tetreault. This is the company’s 6th annual summer production.#2) Muppets Movie At Wilmington LibraryEnjoy ‘Muppets In Space’ in the Wilmington Memorial Library’s air-conditioned Meeting Room at 10am. Popcorn will be served. Ages 3+. Register HERE.#3) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.#4) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.#5) Town Beach The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s ‘On The Fence Players’ Presents ‘Red Herring’ On July 26In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, September 6In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

first_imgHunters and others with plans to travel the Denali Highway this coming weekend are being advised about overnight closures due to road work.Listen nowA release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says the road will be closed near mile 131, about four miles from Cantwell, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. September 9th, 10th and 11th.Fish and Game notes more than 14,000 permits have been issued for various Nelchina caribou hunts, accessed from the Denali Highway. The State Department of Transportation said this weekend’s 12-hour closures are to facilitate work to improve drainage and help protect the road and bridges from flood damage.last_img

first_imgKolkata: Partha Chatterjee, Trinamool Congress secretary general, has criticised BJP for using a photograph of President Ramnath Kovind worshipping Ram and Sita in the tableaux of Ram Navami rallies.Chatterjee said using the photograph of the President worshiping Ram and Sita in the tableaux of Ram Navami rallies is uncalled for. He said: “Ram has been worshipped in Bengali homes for generations. But never in the past rallies of Ram Navami with arms have been taken out in Bengal.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataChatterjee said BJP is trying to incite people belonging to one community against the other in the name of religion. Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Youth Congress president, while addressing a political rally recently alleged: “BJP is using the name of Ram to win elections. It is a shame that the faith of thousands of people has been used for political gains.” Meanwhile, the state government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure peaceful law and order situation in the state on the occasion of Ram Navami on Sunday where a number of rallies will be taken out. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe state government has already banned public display of weapons during Ram Navami processions and permission have been given only to traditional rallies. The Election Commission has agreed to the state’s plea for two companies of Central forces — one each for Barrackpore and Asansol for beefing up security during Ram Navami. Special police observer Vivek Dubey held a meeting with Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajesh Kumar at the Kolkata Port Trust guest house on Friday where the former had instructed Kumar to have proper security arrangements in place for Ram Navami on Sunday. Dubey, who left the city on Saturday to brief the second phase poll preparedness in Bengal to the Election Commission of India (ECI) in Delhi, said: “The state administration will make security arrangements for Ram Navami. I am concerned with the second phase of elections and so I am going to Delhi,” Dubey told reporters at the city airport. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh however, conducted a rally with weapons at Kharagpur on Saturday. Trinamool Congress will lodge a complaint with the Election Commission alleging violation of the state government’s ban against the display of weapons.last_img read more

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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March 22, 2016 — Konica Minolta featured a theme of “Integrate, Optimize and Deliver” at the 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibition, Feb. 29– March 4 in Las Vegas. Under this theme, the company focused on an end-to-end approach to help solve interoperability workflow and security challenges and deliver quality care.All of the company’s offerings at the show emphasized the importance of these three themes:Integrate: Achieve accountable care through interoperable systems and securedata exchange Optimize: Enhance clinical, diagnostic and business workflowsDeliver: Reduce costs and improve individual and population healthKonica Minolta featured its healthcare portfolio of integrated solutions designed to improve existing processes by maximizing workflow efficiency, while meeting compliance standards. The company’s product and solution portfolio highlighted clinical document exchange and document management solutions, 3-D printing, enterprise content management solutions, its healthcare information technology (IT) platform, Exa and managed IT services.Konica Minolta offers ECM (Enterprise Content Management) to help providers manage structured and unstructured data, tech optimization to manage costs, cloud services that facilitate the sharing of information, and primary imaging solutions designed for workflow efficiencies, immediacy of care and patient satisfaction.The company solves interoperability challenges via their secure, cloud-based Kno2 Direct messaging platform connecting the community of care. Further, the company’s HIPAA Consulting practice offered through a close partnership with ecfirst delivers value-added services designed to maintain compliance with HIPAA/HITECH risk assessment requirements.  Finally, print, scan/capture and document/enterprise content management with tight electronic health record (EHR) integration was demonstrated using solutions developed by Konica Minolta, as well as through strategic partnerships. For more information: www.konicaminolta.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

first_imgMSC Cruises Meraviglia – PlusMSC Cruises announces commencement go Meraviglia – PlusMSC Cruises announced today, they are commencing in earnest on the construction of their next-generation Meraviglia-plus ships. Two options were previously confirmed, during Meraviglia’s Coin Ceremony on 1st February 2016 and today 22nd December 2016, MSC Cruises and STX France announced this contract has come into force, with delivery of the Mega-ships due in 2019 and 2020.MSC Cruises and STX France have agreed on all the ship specifications and now construction can commence in earnest to meet the required timings. The two next-generation ships – the largest ships ever built for a European cruise line and the second largest globally – will be delivered in October 2019 and September 2020, respectively.Lynne Clarke, Managing Director of MSC Cruises Australia, appreciates the great achievement, “We continue to deliver our future plan, with the commencement of the two ‘Meraviglia-Plus’ ships. Up to eight more ships are planned to be built in France at STX through until 2026 in an unprecedented €9 billion investment plan.”The MSC Cruises “Meraviglia-Plus” class is the next-level generation of ships for all seasons, at 331 meters-long. Thanks to innovative maritime technology, together with their “Meraviglia” class sister ships, they will be the only ones in their class able to call at all world cruise ports.The two “Meraviglia-Plus” ships’ interior 111 meters long promenade will feature an LED sky screen ceiling will measuring 95 by 6 meters, beaming out visual events and vistas around the clock to create a unique atmospheric experience for guests.Cirque du Soleil will again bring its unique brand of world-class shows exclusively to MSC Cruises two Meraviglia-Plus ships in a purpose-built dining and entertainment venue in the aft lounge.“Meraviglia-Plus” ships will also feature a unique cultural experience for guests at sea, with the first-of-its-kind classic and contemporary fine art museum. This industry-first feature will enable guests to experience masterpieces from around the globe in collaboration with the world’s premier cultural centers, classic and modern art museums as well as public and private art institutions.Additionally, the “Meraviglia” and “Meraviglia-Plus” ships will feature the latest STX France’s ECORIZON and other next-generation environmental technologies. Among other things, they will result in air emission levels that are already in line with all upcoming 2020 regulatory requirements.Additional informationSummary of delivery schedule for MSC Cruises’ “Meraviglia” and “Meraviglia-Plus” cruise ships: May 2017 : MSC MeravigliaMarch 2019: MSC BellissimaOctober 2019: “Meraviglia-Plus 1” (name still to be announced)July 2020: “Meraviglia-Plus 2” (name still to be announced)Explore the new world of MSC Meraviglia today with cruises on sale for departures from June 2017. 7 nights cruising starts from AUD$699 per person or NZD$769 per person visit www.msccruises.com.au or www.msccruises.co.nz for full details.About MSC Cruises MSC Cruises is part of the Swiss-based MSC Group, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, sailing year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, Cuba and the French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, China and Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman.The MSC Cruise experience embodies the elegant side of the Mediterranean to create unique and unforgettable emotions for guests, through discovery of the world’s cultures, beauties and tastes. Its fleet comprises 12 of the most modern ships at sea: MSC Preziosa; MSC Divina; MSC Splendida; MSC Fantasia; MSC Magnifica; MSC Poesia; MSC Orchestra; MSC Musica; MSC Sinfonia; MSC Armonia; MSC Opera and MSC Lirica.In 2014, MSC Cruises launched an investment plan to support the second phase of its growth through the order of two ships of the Meraviglia generation and two others of the Seaside generation (plus an option for a third) and in February 2016, confirmed the existing options to build a further two now Meraviglia Plus ships with an even greater capacity. In April 2016 this rose to €9 billion with the announcement of signing of the letter of intent to build a further four ships, each with next-generation LNG propulsion technology. Consequently, between 2017 and 2026 a total of up to 11 new, next-generation MSC Cruises ships will come into service. MSC Cruises is the first global cruise line brand to develop an investment plan of this length and magnitude, spanning an horizon of over ten years, from 2014 through 2026.MSC Cruises feels a deep responsibility for the environments in which it operates, and was the first company ever to earn the Bureau Veritas“7 Golden Pearls” for superior management and environmental stewardship. In 2009, MSC Cruises began an enduring partnership with UNICEF to support various programmes assisting children worldwide. So far, more than €5m has been collected in voluntary guest donations.Contact UsMarketing Department, MSC Cruises (Australia & New Zealand) Pty LimitedEmail:  marketing@msccruises.com.auTelephone:  1300 028 502Online:   www.msccruises.com.auSource = MSC Cruiseslast_img read more