Celtics rally in 2nd half to end Pistons’ win streak

first_imgGiannis Antetokounmpo fuels Bucks late rally to charge past Pacers Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town RUN TIMEThe Celtics were energized early, jumping out to an 8-0 lead. But Detroit negated it, responding with a 24-5 run to nudge back in front as Boston relied heavily on jump shots and went through a nearly five-minute scoring drought.The Celtics settled down, ending the opening period on a 15-5 run. Boston controlled the pace in the second quarter and led 57-52 at the half.IRVING UPDATEStevens said Irving’s status is officially “day-to-day,” but that he could theoretically be cleared to play if the Celtics had a game scheduled for Friday or Saturday. As far as Irving’s availability for the All-Star Game, Stevens said he should only suit up if his knee is completely healthy.“If there’s any issues at all and he’s not 110 percent, I would not play,” Stevens said.UP NEXTThe Pistons play Feb. 22 at Atlanta.The Celtics return to action Feb. 21, beginning a three-game trip at Milwaukee. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “It was good the way we ended going into the break,” Hayward said. “It definitely builds some momentum.”Blake Griffin led Detroit with 32 points and eight rebounds. Andre Drummond added 21 points and 17 rebounds.Despite the loss, Drummond said he is also encouraged.“This past week, week and a half, I think we played really, really good basketball,” he said. “We set a goal to go 5-2 and we succeeded with that. … Got a week off, take a break, come back and it’s off to the races from there.”TIP-INSPistons: Were just 5 of 19 from the field (26 percent) and 2 for 9 (22 percent) from 3-point range in third quarter.Celtics: Improved to 9-2 this season without Irving. . Rookie Robert Williams (illness) also sat along with Aron Baynes (left foot contusion). . Smart’s 3-pointer early in the third quarter ended his 0-for-20 slump from beyond the arc.‘GREAT ACTOR’Horford and Griffin made contact going for a loose ball near the sideline late in the fourth quarter. Following a video review by officials, Horford was called for a flagrant foul. Asked about the play after the game, Horford rolled his eyes and smiled.“Blake is a great actor,” Horford said. “I was going for the ball, and he sold it well. So, yeah, I don’t think that was a flagrant foul.” ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 18 to help the Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 118-110 on Wednesday night.Hayward added eight assists and five rebounds in his first start since Dec. 21. Al Horford finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Jaylen Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Celtics have won seven out of their last nine. The loss ended the Pistons’ four-game win streak.Coach Brad Stevens said he liked the way his team gutted things out coming off a close win over the 76ers on Tuesday. Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward, left, drives past Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Jackson, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — The Boston Celtics haven’t played as well as they’ve expected at times this season.They’re hoping the games they’ve put together over the last six weeks are a sign of better things to come after the All-Star break.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations “This was a good two days for this group,” Stevens said. “I thought it showed a lot of good character and hopefully we can enjoy the rest.”After trailing by 11 in the first half, Boston outscored Detroit 34-20 in the third quarter and led by as many as 28 in the fourth.Celtics All-Star Kyrie Irving sat for the second straight game with a strained right knee, and Terry Rozier was also sidelined with an illness.Stevens adjusted to their absences by starting Smart and Tatum in the backcourt and rounded out his lineup with Hayward, Horford and Marcus Morris.It was another strong showing for Hayward, who now has scored 15 or more points in four of his last five games. He had only 10 such games in his first 48 games this season. Over his last five outings Hayward has averaged 17 points on 61 percent shooting (9 of 18 on 3-pointers), 5.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

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Saina Nehwal crashes out of Macau Open

first_imgStar Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal lost to Zhang Yiman of China in straight sets to crash out of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Friday.The Chinese shuttler needed just 35 minutes to beat Saina 21-12, 21-17 in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles category.Zhang dominated right from the start, taking an 8-5 lead early in the first game.Saina managed to draw level at 8-8 but Zhang won five back-to-back points to bolster her advantage to 14-8 before closing out the game.Saina dominated the early stages of the second game, putting the local favourite under pressure.The Hyderabad shuttler raced to a 6-0 lead before Zhang won five consecutive points to close the gap.It was a neck-and-neck affair till 11-11 before Zhang won three consecutive points.Although Saina equalised at 14-14, the Chinese star produced a five-point burst to clinch what ultimately proved to be a decisive lead.last_img read more

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Pakistan will play in ICC World Leagues only if India honour MoU

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed to be a part of the World Test and One-day leagues, announced by the ICC, only if the BCCI honours the MoU signed between the two boards in 2014 to play bilateral series.”PCB will only sign on the document for participating in the World Test and ODI leagues if India fulfils its obligations to play bilateral cricket with Pakistan outlined in the MoU signed between the two boards,” PCB chairman Najam Sethi told the media in Lahore.Giving details of the ICC meetings held in Auckland which he attended, Sethi said Pakistan’s participation in the new ICC events was conditional.The ICC, after its meetings in Auckland, announced that nine teams would take part in the World Test league scheduled to start after the 2019 World Cup with each team playing six series on home and away basis across two years.Similarly, the ODI league will feature 13 teams with each team playing eight home and away series in two years time. The leagues are being launched by the ICC to make the Test and ODI formats more meaningful.Sethi said Pakistan had made it clear that it would only participate in the leagues only if the BCCI honoured the MoU document signed in 2014 and resumed playing bilateral cricket with Pakistan.He noted that any Test or ODI league would be meaningless without India-Pakistan bilateral matches.”The documents signed by participating boards have to be handed over to the relevant committee in three or four months time,” he said.advertisement”We will only sign if we get what we want. India fulfilling its obligations as per the MoU in 2014,” he said.In the MoU, which Sethi signed with his BCCI counterpart, the two countries were slated to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023 with Pakistan hosting the first series in 2015/16.last_img read more

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US military apologises for New Year’s Eve tweet about bombs

first_imgUS Strategic Command, which oversees the country’s nuclear arsenal, apologised for a Twitter message saying it was ready if necessary to drop something “much, much bigger” than the New Year’s Eve ball in New York and showing a clip of an aircraft releasing bombs.”#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball…if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger,” the tweet said, hours before the midnight descent of the illuminated ball in New York’s Times Square marking the arrival of the new year.The video showed a B-2 bomber dropping bombs, followed by explosions on the ground.The message touched off many critical comments on social media. Mary Fahner-Short, using the handle @maryfshort, wrote on Twitter: “Why is @US_Stratcom joking about nuclear war? #shameful.”Later on Monday, the message was deleted from the US Strategic Command’s Twitter feed. A new message said:Our previous NYE tweet was in poor taste & does not reflect our values. We apologize. We are dedicated to the security of America & allies. US Strategic Command (@US_Stratcom) December 31, 2018ALSO READ | Happy New Year 2019! From politics to sports, here’s what you should mark on your calendarALSO WATCH | Will Rahul Gandhi be the newsmaker of 2019?last_img read more

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13 days agoAtletico Madrid boss Simeone: I really respect Klopp

first_imgAtletico Madrid boss Simeone: I really respect Kloppby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone admits he’s a fan of Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp.Simeone has highlighted Klopp as the manager he admires most in European football.He said, “A manager that I respect? Jurgen Klopp without a doubt. “He had to lose things, as well as winning some beautiful things, but he’s always done it with one style. “I see him really close to his players.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal excited as Kuldeep returns to form

first_img Press Trust of India CardiffMay 29, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 17:48 IST Kuldeep Yadav celebrates with teammates after dismissing Mosaddek Hossain during the Cricket World Cup warm up match. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKuldeep dismissed three Bangladeshi batsmen to regain his lost formKuldeep had a wicket-less outing in the first warm-up game against New ZealandIndia defeated Bangladesh by 95 runs in it’s last warm-up gameImmensely relieved to see Kuldeep Yadav regaining some form before World Cup, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal says it is certainly good news for India, who are set to open their campaign against South Africa on June 5.Chinaman bowler Kuldeep was not his best yet returned a three-wicket haul against Bangladesh, foxing the ‘Tigers’ numerous occasions.It was after a depressing IPL, where he struggled to get wickets and was also dropped by his side.”I am so happy the way Kuldeep made a comeback and showed the confidence and it is a good for the team ahead of the World Cup,” said Chahal after India’s 95-run victory.”We trust each other. We know each other for last 7-8 years and we have a good bonding on and off the field. If I bowl first then I talk to him about how the wicket is behaving and he talks to me if he is bowling first.”Before a match we always plan, like if can can bowl more googlies or sliders to a particular batsmen.”It is a well-known fact that wrist spinners possess more variations compared to finger spinners and Chahal it is only good for the Indian team.”So if we have 3-4 variations then batsmen have to think which ball is coming,” said Chahal, who is a part of the pool of wrist spinners, tipped to play a pivotal role in the World Cup, beginning Thursday.Talking about his performance against Bangladesh, the 28-year-old, who also took three wickets, said, “I tried to vary my pace especially in a small ground like this. In such grounds, you need to understand what the batsmen is going to do, you might go for a six or a four but how you come back that is important for me.”advertisement”I got to bowl 10 overs. The wicket was not easy for the bowlers and batsmen were attacking. So me, Kuldeep (Yadav) and Jaddu pa (Ravindra Jadeja) tried to vary the pace.”India amassed 359 for seven against Bangladesh with KL Rahul and MS Dhoni blasting individual hundreds. Chahal said the big total took pressure off the spinners as they could flight the ball more.”Before the World Cup starts if the batsmen give you a big total, obviously, it is a good chance for the bowlers. 350 is very difficult to chase, so you can flight the ball,” he said.”When you are defending such a total, there is no pressure on the bowlers to start with. There is more pressure on the batsmen because they have to chase 360-370 and they have to hit almost every ball.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India yet to finalise plan for SA game, says Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Kuldeep Yadav World Cup 2019: Yuzvendra Chahal excited as Kuldeep returns to formIn recent years, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have developed great partnership with the bowl, providing their captain a brand new dimension, especially in the middle-overs.advertisementlast_img read more

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ONMT Opens Office in Indias New Delhi

Rabat – The Moroccan National Office of Tourism (ONMT) has opened an office in New Delhi, India. The Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Crafts, and Social Economy Mohamed Sajid said the office will promote Morocco’s tourism opportunities. The initiative aims to bring the Moroccan tourism product closer to the Indian market, which offers great opportunities in human capital and economic development, said the minister, on a three-day visit to India at the head of a large delegation. Morocco is preparing to put in place several measures to accommodate more Indian tourists in 2019.“China remains a better example. After the opening of an Office of the Moroccan National Tourist Office in 2015, the influx of Chinese tourists to Morocco has increased significantly to reach 120,000 visitors in 2017, with the goal of welcoming 200,000 tourists in 2018,” said an Indian government official.The director general of the Moroccan National Tourist Office, Adil El Fakir, believes that the inauguration of the ONMT office in New Delhi is an opportunity to conquer the Indian market, which has a population of 1.3 billion inhabitants.“Only 15,000 Indian tourists visited Morocco in 2017. This figure remains very low compared to the population of India and the level of bilateral relations. Our goal is to increase the number of Indian tourists in the coming years,” he said.A memorandum of understanding was signed earlier in the day between the Moroccan Society of Tourism Engineering (SMIT) and the Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to promote tourism investment and promote the exchange of expertise between the two countries. read more

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Wireless connections creep into scooters trash bins as Internet of Things gains

Wireless connections creep into scooters, trash bins as ‘Internet of Things’ gains momentum BARCELONA, Spain – A car that tells your insurance company how you’re driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive.Welcome to the next phase of the wireless revolution.The first wave of wireless was all about getting people to talk to each other on cellphones. The second will be getting things to talk to each other, with no humans in between. So-called machine-to-machine communication is getting a lot of buzz at this year’s wireless trade show. Some experts believe these connections will outgrow the traditional phone business in less than a decade.“I see a whole set of industries, from energy to cars to health to logistics and transportation, being totally redesigned,” said Vittorio Colao, the CEO of Vodafone Group PLC, in a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The British cellphone company has vast international interests, including its 45 per cent ownership stake in Verizon Wireless.Companies are promising that machine-to-machine, or M2M, technology will deliver all manner of services, from the prosaic to the world-changing. At U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc.’s booth here at the show, there’s a coffeepot that can be ordered to start brewing from a tablet computer, or an Internet-connected alarm clock. A former president of Costa Rica is also at the show, talking about how M2M can save massive amounts of greenhouse gases by making energy use more efficient — enough to bring mankind halfway to the goal of halting global warming.The M2M phenomenon is part of the larger drive to create an “Internet of Things” —a global network that not only links computers, tablets and phones but that connects everything from bikes to washing machines to thermostats. Machina Research, a British firm, believes there will be 12.5 billion “smart” connected devices, excluding phones, PCs and tablets, in the world in 2020, up from 1.3 billion today.But how does this transformation happen, and who stands to profit?First, the devices have to be able to connect. That’s not a trivial undertaking, especially considering that people don’t upgrade washing machines or renovate their homes as often as they change cellphones and PCs. One company at the show, a Los Angeles-based startup named Tethercell, has an ingenious solution for battery-powered devices: a “fake” AA battery that houses a smaller AAA battery in an electronic jacket. It can be placed in a battery compartment with other batteries. Within a distance of 80 feet, some smartphones and tablets can then signal the “battery” to turn the device on or off. For instance, parents whose kids have a lot of noisy toys can turn all of them off with touch of a single button. A fire alarm could send a text-message warning that its battery is running low, rather than blaring an audio signal.Unfortunately, a Tethercell from the first production run costs $35. Co-founder Kellan O’Connor believes the price can come down to $10, but that’s still a non-trivial cost, and symptomatic of the high price of building out the Internet of Everything. For devices that need to connect at long range over a cellular network, the cost of radio components alone ranges from $10 to $70, according to analyst Dan Shey of ABI Research.That’s not expensive in the context of some big-ticket items, like cars, which have been forerunners when it comes to non-phone wireless connections. General Motors Corp. started equipping cars with OnStar wireless calling and assistance services in the mid-90s. At the show, it announced it is updating the service for faster data connections, enabling services like remote engine diagnostics and upgrades to the control software. AT&T Inc., which has been aggressive about getting into the M2M business, is ousting Verizon Wireless as the network provider for OnStar.Colao, the CEO of Vodafone, gave an example of another “smart” car application that might seem intrusive to some: the company has been trying out a service in Italy that lets an auto insurance company know how much a car is being used, and charges premiums accordingly. It can also score the driver based on his or her driving style, and give pointers on how to handle the car more safely.Cellular connections are creeping into smaller, cheaper devices. Ecooltra, which rents out electric scooters by the day in Spain, wants to connect them to the Internet, which would let renters figure out through their phones where there’s a scooter for rent and how much of a charge is in its battery. The feature is perfect for quick, impromptu rentals by the hour. Adding “smarts” to the scooters in the shape of a cellular modem would turn the company from a conventional rental service to a “scooter-sharing” business, much like car-sharing services like Zipcar.Once devices are connected, the next problem is getting them to talk to each other, and making sense of what they’re saying. ABI’s Shey says this is the real business opportunity in M2M, more valuable than making the modems or providing the wireless connections. He believes that’s driving a behind-the-scenes scramble of deal-making at the show, as companies like AT&T seek to bolster their ability to support M2M by acquiring companies that provide a “middle layer” of software between the devices and their owners.For connections between devices in the home, like that remote-controlled coffee-pot, Qualcomm touts its AllJoyn project, which it seeks to make an industry standard. Currently, the main ways for devices to connect to each other and figure out what they can do, like Bluetooth and DLNA, are too limited and difficult to use, said Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm Innovation Center.With AllJoyn, “there’s nothing to stop you from making a speaker that listens for notifications and turns them into speech, so you hear, ‘Hey, you left the refrigerator door open!’” Chandhok said. “You take very simple things and connect them, and people build experiences on top of them. That’s what we’re trying to do.”Jose Maria Figueres, the former president of Costa Rica, is now the president of the Carbon War Room, an organization co-founded by billionaire Richard Branson to promote cutbacks in greenhouse-gas emissions through smart private enterprise. Figueres believes M2M has huge potential to wring efficiency out of energy-guzzling activities, and could reduce emissions equivalent to 9.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2020 — roughly equal to the combined emissions of India and the U.S. today.Vodafone provided one example of how this might be done. The city of Groningen in the Netherlands has put sensors in the trash containers that serve public-housing units. They alert trash haulers when they need to be emptied, saving on unnecessary trips and reducing fuel use by 18 per cent.With M2M, “in many cases you have information moving instead of us moving,” Figueres said.In another example, Dutch authorities started controlling their street lights wirelessly rather than with “dumb” timers. They save on energy by dimming the lights if traffic is scant, but can also turn them on early if the day is dark.Could M2M be overhyped — a promise that won’t deliver? The wireless industry is no stranger to rosy projections that don’t pan out. Shey, the ABI analyst, thinks M2M will deliver, but perhaps not in a sexy, flashy way. When machine-to-machine connections are created, he said, it’s usually not because someone is making a big bet on the future, but because they save money.“It’s about gaining more out of the asset that you have, like a truck. When it needs maintenance it gets maintenance at the right point. Or ensuring that the vending-machine guy only goes to the vending machine when it’s empty,” he said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Peter Svensson, The Associated Press Posted Feb 27, 2013 3:07 am MDT read more

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UN agency warns Somalia on verge of food crisis urges uptick in

In a news release underscoring the urgency facing relief efforts, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expressed concern over the fates of more than one million people who are now in critical need of assistance, noting that there has been a 20 per cent increase in just six months in the number of those requiring urgent humanitarian help. In addition, the UN agency observed, two million more people are experiencing threats to their food security. “If we’ve learned anything from the devastation of the 2011 famine, it’s that early warning signs must lead to immediate action,” Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, said.“We know from experience that quick responses to early warnings are crucial to prevent disaster and are less costly than emergency responses to full-blown humanitarian crisis,” he added.The FAO explained that much of Somalia’s agriculture takes place along two rivers – the Juba and the Shebelle – which originate in Ethiopia. Experts now fear that the rivers will swell with floodwaters, ruining meagre crop yields caused by a poor rainy season. As a result of delayed and erratic rainfall, the cereal harvest from July/August is estimated to be 37 per cent below the long-term average and 28 per cent below the five-year average. The poor rains have also contributed to water shortages, poor livestock performance and reduced access to milk in several pastoral areas.In the last famine to strike Somalia and the wider Horn of Africa region, close to 260,000 people perished, more than half of whom were children. Inadequate humanitarian assistance and poor humanitarian access exacerbated the crisis created by severe drought. Once again, the UN agency said, FAO finds itself with insufficient resources and will only be able to assist 35,000 families through the support of livestock redistribution, expanded livestock vaccination drives, fishing and agricultural inputs and extended cash-for-work programmes. 22,000 families will also be assisted through a voucher distribution programme aiding them in the purchase of locally-sourced seeds for the upcoming January harvest. Nevertheless, another $49 million is needed to extend assistance to a total of 58,000 families throughout the first half of 2015. “We have a small and critical window of opportunity,” said Luca Alinovi, acting Head of Office, FAO Somalia. “We must seize it now if we want to avoid going the same way as four years ago.” read more

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Security Council extends UN mission in Libya urges parties to finalize political

In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body called for an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire in the North African nation, which has been plagued by factional fighting since the 2011 revolution and where situation has continued to deteriorate in recent months amid significant political fragmentation and violence.In July, a number of Libyan leaders initialled a political agreement at UN-facilitated talks that had been under way in Skhirat, Morocco, in an effort to resolve the country’s political crisis.In its resolution, the Council urged all parties to “engage constructively” with the efforts of UNSMIL and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Bernardino León, to finalize the political agreement, and called for the immediate formation of a Government of National Accord and agreement on interim security arrangements to stabilize the country.The Council also underlined that the situation in Libya has been exacerbated by the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons from and through Libyan territory and voiced its grave concern at the endangerment of lives in the Mediterranean Sea, in particular off the coast of Libya.Furthermore, Council members condemned the use of violence against civilians and institutions, including attacks on airports, and called for those responsible to be held accountable.Also today, Mr. León told reporters in Skhirat that a new round of talks, which he hoped will be the final round and “the moment of truth for the parties,” was beginning. “We are very hopeful that they will understand that this deadline of the 20th of September must be the last one, must be the one that will allow Libya to get out of this crisis.”He also informed the media of some “very concerning news,” including the killing of more civilians, especially some kids in Benghazi; the reported takeover by Daesh of the offices of the Libyan Central Bank in Sirte as well as some private banks. “The international community is not only condemning this but also asking the Libyans to understand that enough is enough,” Mr. León stated. read more

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Is the Nokia 703 the inexpensive Windows Phone 75 handset it promised

first_imgWhen they joined forces earlier this year, Microsoft wanted assurances from Nokia that it could deliver inexpensive Windows Phone 7 hardware. Why? Because Nokia still maintains a strong presence in developing markets around the globe where more costly smartphones (like the iPhone and innumerable high-end Android phones) have yet to catch on. Those markets are ripe for the pickin’, and Microsoft is counting on Nokia’s brand recognition and phone-building knowhow to produce devices that allow Windows Phone to muscle its way to the front of the pack.Over at WMPowerUser, a leaked slide has surfaced that shows the Nokia 703 — a phone that bears a striking resemblance to the previously-leaked Sea Ray. Originally thought to be little more than the Nokia N9 running Windows Phone 7.5, the story now appears to be a little different. If the Nokia 703 pictured in the slide is, in fact, the Sea Ray, it’s not quite in the same league as the N9.How do the two phones stack up? The 703 slide notes a handful of specs: 3.7″ display, 512MB RAM, 5MP Camera, and 8GB of internal storage. The N9 offers a 3.9″ display, 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage.That difference in specs looks like a good indication that the 703 is intended to be a more middle-of-the-road device — and it should hit retail shelves at a fairly modest price as a result. The 703 is actually fairly similar to the Symbian-powered Nokia 700 and 701, which will sell for $390 and $420 off-contract in the U.S. That wouldn’t be low enough to make the 703 a real bargain, since current phones with similar specs — like the HTC Trophy from Verizon — can be had for similar prices.Offering a second-gen phone with first-gen specs and pricing just won’t cut it for Nokia’s first big Windows Phone release. They’re going to have to get aggressive on price if they still want to turn heads with the 703’s pictured hardware.More at WMPower Userlast_img read more

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Sack of money wont be enough to sign Alisson – Pallotta

first_imgRoma president James Pallotta, who became notorious for jumping into a fountain during the celebrations after they eliminated Barca from the Champions League, has denied there is a way to acquire Alisson.He warned Liverpool and Real Madrid, just a few of the contenders for the goalkeeper, that a sack of money will not be enough for him to depart from Rome. This comes after a wave of enormous interest in acquiring Alisson – also dubbed “the Messi of goalkeepers”.“Alisson? I don’t have any intention of selling Alisson. I know that several clubs have said that they want him, Liverpool being one of them, but he has a contract with us,” Pallotta shared, according to Goal.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“I’m sure some team will come up with a sack of money to sign him, but for now the decision lies with the coach and Monchi, and we don’t want to sell him.”“He’s an important pillar, with whom we want to build. We want players like him. Sales? If we thought about selling [Miralem] Pjanic and [Mohamed] Salah, it was because we didn’t have a choice,” Pallotta went on to add.last_img read more

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Intruder attempted to rape an Encanto woman

first_img KUSI Newsroom May 3, 2019 Intruder attempted to rape an Encanto woman Posted: May 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An intruder attempted to rape a woman this morning inside her Encanto home, police said.The victim showed up at her neighbor’s house and asked the neighbor to call police shortly before 6 a.m. to report that a man had broken into her house in the 6100 block of Wunderlin Avenue and tried to rape her, San Diego police Sgt. Michael Stirk said.Details regarding the break-in were scarce, but the burglar stole the woman’s cellphone. then fled the area, Stirk said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Bogus bonuses County payroll goof leads to overpayments

first_imgTalk about a sweet payday.Clark County employees who receive their paychecks via direct deposit got a short-lived bonus this week when their pay was accidentally posted three times.Oops.Deputy Treasurer John Payne said Tuesday he doesn’t know yet how it happened. The treasurer’s office sends the payroll file to Bank of America, which disburses money to the various employees’ banks and accounts. “One of our questions is, ‘Why would you post three entries that had the same batch number and the same dollar amount?’” Payne said. He said the county’s working with the bank to sleuth out what happened. “I’m not throwing any blame at anyone right now,” Payne said. John Ingram, finance director for the county auditor’s office, which provides the treasurer’s office with the payroll information, said Tuesday that 1,745 county employees have direct deposit. A typical payday payout for those people would total $2.8 million, Payne said. Times three, that’s $8.4 million.In advance of paydays — employees are paid on the 10th and 25th of each month — the county withdraws money from its account with the state investment pool, Payne said.last_img read more

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To Cut or not to Cut All Eyes on OPEC as Oil

first_imgAs oil prices continue to tumble southwards, the world is awaiting a “supply cut” decision from the Organization of Petrol Exporting Countries (OPEC), which is poised to meet on Thursday in Vienna, Austria.A massive oversupply of oil has been plaguing the markets driving down stock prices. Oil prices are below $80 a barrel and gas also trades for under $3 a gallon. Since June this year, prices have slipped 30 percent and the market is oversupplied by about 2 million barrels a day.Also, America’s oil production has improved significantly this year. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said that the U.S. shale production was expected to grow 12 percent next year, which would drive the world’s largest economy to become self-sufficient in oil.That would hamper OPEC members like Venezuela and Iran immensely. OPEC nations control 80 percent of the world’s oil reserves and produce 40 percent of the oil in the world.Most analysts suggest that the OPEC should announce a scale-back of products in Thursday’s meeting.”The market would question the credibility of OPEC and its influence on global oil markets if there was no cut,” Daniel Bathe of Lupus alpha Commodity Invest Fund was quoted by Reuters.Experts say if the oversupply is not controlled and the OPEC doesn’t sanction a cut, prices could spiral down to about $60 a gallon, quickly.”This is a crucial moment for OPEC and how it’s going to deal with short-term glut and whether they can deal with the long-term threat of much greater U.S. oil production. It’s a time of testing for OPEC,” David Ottaway, a senior scholar at the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program, told USA Today.But an expert told Bloomberg that the OPEC cannot handle the situation alone.”OPEC can’t balance the market alone,” Al Attiyah, one of the participants of OPEC’s policy meetings from 1992 to 2011, told Bloomberg in a phone interview previously. “This time, Russia, Norway and Mexico must all come to the table. OPEC can make a cut, but what will happen is that non-OPEC supply will continue to grow. Then what will the market do?””If OPEC asked me for an advice, I’d tell them, ‘Look, you can’t do it alone, you need to seek help from non-OPEC producers and make everyone share the responsibility.’ Within OPEC there are no eternal friends, nor enemies. There are only shared interests,” Al Attiyah explained.Some say there is a “rift” brewing in the group because while pressure for a cut is high from Venezuela and Iran, the group’s biggest producer, Saudi Arabia, is willing to budge only if every region in the group agrees. Analysts say a cut of 1 million to 1.5 million barrels per day would be sufficient to bring the oil market back on track.”The market really wants to see that OPEC is still functioning … if there is a small cut, with an accompanying statement of coherence from OPEC that presents a united front, and talks about seeing demand recovery, and some moderation of supply growth, then Brent could move up to $80-$90,” Tom Nelson, of Investec Global Energy Fund, was quoted by Reuters.last_img read more

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first_imgAlso read: 3 injured in crash along Colenso/Pieters Road near LadysmithPublic Safety officers had to conduct traffic control so that motorists could pass the scene safely.Many bystanders gathered at the side of the road to see what was going on.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Nine people were injured this morning (May 16) when a crash took place in Cemetery Road near Steadville.The cause of the crash is unknown at this stage, but what is known is that the vehicles collided head-on.The taxi, which had a lot of occupants on board, went off the road and crashed into a light pole.The car went down a steep embankment after the collision.Emergency personnel responded to the scene and treated the injured.Public Safety and police also responded to the scene.Also read: Rear-end collision on busy Ladysmith road WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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St Marys Health Care System Builds Cardiac MR Offering With Toshibas Vantage

first_img News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco St. Mary’s added cardiac MR imaging to create a competitive advantage in the market.In the wake of healthcare reform, facilities have found it essential to offer the most comprehensive solutions to their patients without compromising workflow or business needs. But this necessity begs the question: How does a facility expand its imaging offerings to remain competitive without compromising quality of care or cost of ownership? Maintaining a Competitive EdgeSt. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Ga., serves 14 counties, including 541,561 patients, and is within a very competitive healthcare market. St. Mary’s knew that it needed to continue building upon its strong imaging capabilities to remain ahead of the competition. They decided it was time to upgrade its MR offerings and establish a new cardiac MR service line to assist in providing better care for its patient community.“It is crucial that we maintain cutting-edge technology to deliver the most advanced patient care, while taking into consideration the new financial reality,” said Jeff Brown, R.T., director, Radiology and Cardiovascular Service, St. Mary’s. “To increase our strength in diagnostic imaging, we identified that there was a need in the community for cardiac MR services and decided to upgrade our MR equipment.”Enhancing Services Without CompromiseUsing Toshiba’s Encore Titan customer loyalty program, St. Mary’s upgraded its two existing Vantage 1.5T MR systems to the more advanced Vantage Titan 1.5T. They were able to upgrade their systems with significantly less operational downtime and reduced their cost of ownership, giving it an expanded service set for its patients without compromising the needs of its business. The Titan 1.5Ts included the CardioLine technology, a fully automated cardiac positioning alignment tool exclusively from Toshiba. This assists clinicians in conducting quality scans while reducing the number of positioning steps and breath holds, improving workflow efficiency and the overall patient experience.“From the time we started the cardiac MRI program at St. Mary’s, Toshiba’s CardioLine technology has made a significant impact,” said Erick Avelar, M.D., medical director, Cardiac MRI and CT, St. Mary’s. “The system reduces cardiac plane scanning time from 10 minutes to one, and decreases breath hold time, which is frequently a challenge when scanning cardiac patients.”In addition to CardioLine, the Titan 1.5T includes numerous patient comfort features, including a wider bore and the Pianissimo noise reduction technology. This meant that the more anxious patients, a significant concern for the department, were able to have more comfortable exams. Exams were also easier to perform and workflow improved with the Titan 1.5T’s M-Power user interface.  “The Encore program allowed us to upgrade both of our systems for the price of buying one scanner,” said Brown. “Once we started imaging patients, we immediately were getting compliments about how much more comfortable the scanner was with the wider bore and noise reduction technology.”These upgrades have greatly impacted St. Mary’s MR business, which is expected to grow by 7 percent in 2015. With the Encore program, the hospital has implemented technology that benefits both patient and provider, expanded its service offerings and helped it maintain its place as a healthcare leader.Case study supplied by Toshiba America Medical Systems. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more center_img Related Content St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Ga. St. Mary’s added cardiac MR imaging to create a competitive advantage in the market. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more PreviousNext Sponsored Content | Case Study | Cardiac Imaging | November 11, 2015 | Sponsored by Toshiba America Medical Systems St. Mary’s Health Care System Builds Cardiac MR Offering With Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 1.5T Situation: St. Mary’s Health Care System had established one of the premier imaging departments in its area. With a growing patient population of 541,561 across 14 local counties, St. Mary’s knew that it needed to continue building upon its strong imaging capabilities to remain ahead of the competition. An important area of focus was to develop a new service line for cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Doing this required St. Mary’s to upgrade its existing MR technology.Solution: To achieve these goals, St. Mary’s turned to Toshiba’s Encore Titan customer loyalty program to upgrade its existing Vantage 1.5T MR systems to the more advanced Vantage Titan 1.5T. With an innovative suite of technologies including CardioLine, enhanced visualization technology and the M-Power user interface, the upgraded systems allowed St. Mary’s to add cardiac MR imaging and create a competitive advantage in the market.Benefits:• Expanded Offerings: The Titan 1.5T’s comprehensive technologies and simple upgrade path helps healthcare providers to stay one step ahead of the changing patient and business environment. • Efficient Business Solution: The Encore Titan customer loyalty program allows Toshiba Vantage 1.5T customers to upgrade their systems to the Titan 1.5T with significantly less downtime for installation and a lower total cost of ownership.• Cardiac Imaging: CardioLine is a fully automated cardiac positioning alignment tool that automatically detects anatomical landmarks for accurate and reproducible positioning to complete alignment of six standard cardiac views without any operator interaction.  last_img read more

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first_imgairlinesFrequent FlyersJapanPoints Planeqantas Qantas has announced the first of a series of dedicated Frequent Flyer redemption flights across its network, with seats only available to members redeeming Qantas Points.The inaugural Points Plane will be an Airbus A380 operating from Melbourne to Tokyo (Narita) on 21 October 2019, with Qantas Frequent Flyers able to book seats from Thursday 16 May 2019. The concept is one of many Qantas Loyalty is exploring to reward Qantas Frequent Flyer members and provide even more redemption opportunities.Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said that flight redemptions are Qantas Frequent Flyer members’ favourite way to use their Qantas Points.“This is the first time we have dedicated an entire aircraft – let alone an A380 – to our frequent flyers, and we are expecting to see significant demand for these flights,” Ms Wirth said.“Four flight redemptions are made every minute and sixty upgrades are confirmed every hour. We know our members love to redeem their points on travel, so we’re excited to be able to give them new ways to access these rewards.“Member-exclusive flights mean more redemption opportunities for our members and less time searching for reward seats.“If this concept is a success, which we think it will be, Qantas hopes to operate more regular Frequent Flyer only flights to other international and domestic destinations in the near future.”Members will be able to book any seat onboard (14 First, 64 Business, 35 Premium Economy and 371 Economy seats) at the standard Qantas Points redemption rate for the route. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum members will all have equal opportunity to secure a booking on dedicated Points Plane flights.To maximise flexibility on return travel, members have the choice of booking on an A330 return Points Plane on October 26th or depart on an alternative date of their choice by booking a Classic Reward seat with Qantas or a partner airline, or using Points Plus Pay on any commercially available seat.The inaugural Points Plane will also have a distinctive inflight service with special on-board experiences including a bespoke cocktail and meal service, signature pyjamas and inflight giveaways.Qantas occasionally moves unscheduled aircraft around the network for a range of operational and commercial reasons – creating opportunities for initiatives like Points Planes.Japan is a popular destination for Qantas Frequent Flyers and one of the top 5 most searched destinations on qantas.com making it the perfect first Points Plane port.Qantas Points required for booking seats on the inaugural Points Plane:Economy 35,000 Qantas Points*Premium Economy 54,000 Qantas Points*Business 72,000 Qantas Points*First 108,000 Qantas Points**Plus taxes fees and carrier charges. Subject to availability, accurate as at 13 May 2019 date. conditions apply.last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Johnson started out slowly, but reeled off a 16-yard run from the Arizona 20, sparking a 15-play, 80-yard drive that ended with Paul Lasike’s 4-yard TD catch from rookie Phillip Sims.Sims also warmed up after a sputtering start and began finding his targets — save for a pass to a wide-open pylon just before halftime that helped stall another 15-play drive, this one capped by Chandler Catanzaro’s field goal.Catanzaro, however, missed two PATs, the second coming after Logan Thomas’ 59-yard TD toss to J.J. Nelson that put Arizona (2-2) ahead 22-20 early in the fourth quarter.Those misses loomed large until McManus pushed his field goal try wide with 49 seconds remaining.Broncos running back Montee Ball ran 16 times for just 27 yards — the same total Kapri Bibbs managed in only six rushes. Ball, a third-year back from Wisconsin, slid down the depth chart this summer and was trying to convince coach Gary Kubiak he should keep four running backs.On his first snap, Brock Osweiler faked a handoff to Ball, rolled left and threw a 78-yard touchdown strike to a wide-open Bubba Caldwell. It was a classic Kubiak play the Broncos haven’t run in the preseason with Peyton Manning under center. Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (27) his tackled by Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray (56) and linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) DENVER — One veteran running back shook off the rust, the other failed to shake up his roster Thursday night when the Arizona Cardinals beat the Denver Broncos 22-20.Brandon McManus missed a 51-yard field goal in the final minute as the Broncos (3-1) failed to complete a perfect preseason.Playing in a final preseason game for the first time since 2009, Cardinals running back Chris Johnson ran 11 times for 45 yards in his first action of the summer after recovering from a hamstring injury.center_img Manning watched from the sideline and, unlike his teammates who wore baseball caps, he had his helmet on so he could listen in on the play calls.Osweiler, in what’s expected to be his last significant action of the season providing Manning stays upright, didn’t do much after his long TD toss, completing just six more passes for 30 yards.Kubiak said this week that the Broncos “could be a five-, six-, seven-receiver football team depending on how things play out here over the weekend,” and he wanted to get a good look at receiver Corbin Louks returning punts.Louks had four fair catches and dropped a 17-yard potential touchdown pass two plays before Trevor Siemian found Bennie Fowler for the score.Arizona tight end Gerald Christian (left knee) was helped off the field in the first half and didn’t return. Neither did cornerback Jimmy Legree, who recovered a fumble in the first quarter but got hurt in the second. – / 31 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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The League of Conservation Voters, “After careful consideration and reviewing the video footage, The bank’s image has taken a beating. read more

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