Go easy, Tiger, Day urges ahead of comeback

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The 14-time major champion has not played since February after undergoing surgery following a recurrence of back problems which forced him to miss the 2015-2016 season.“There’s no pressure. I think it’s a 17- or 18-man field, there’s no cut, he’s playing at a tournament where last year I think he had the most birdies at,” Day said at the Australian Open in Sydney.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“From what I see on Instagram and what he’s been telling me, he says he’s ready and I’m hoping that he is, because from what I hear, he’s hitting it very long.“And if he’s hitting it long and straight, then that’s going to be tough for us because it is Tiger Woods. He’s always been a clutch putter and in amongst the best and it will be interesting to see.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Woods is included in an 18-man field which features many of world golf’s elite, including world number one Dustin Johnson and world number two Jordan Spieth.“I have no idea where his game’s at because the last time I spent time with him he wasn’t even hitting full swings yet,” Spieth said in Sydney.“But he was confident coming off of this last surgery to get back into it and to be able to have the time necessary and strength to practise as much injury free as possible.”‘Best he’s felt in years’Woods has not played competitively since February, when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC He underwent surgery in April, his fourth operation on his troublesome back, and has been posting videos of himself in practice.He announced he would be making his comeback at the Hero World Challenge, an invitational event to benefit his charity foundation.“I did talk to him and he did say it’s the best he’s ever felt in three years,” said Day, a friend and confidant of Woods.“He doesn’t wake up with pain anymore, which is great. I said to him, ‘Look, it’s great to be one of the best players ever to live, but health is one thing that we all take for granted and if you can’t live a happy, healthy life, then that’s difficult’.“I totally understand where he’s coming from, because sometimes I wake up in the morning and it takes me 10 minutes to get out of bed, and for him to be in pain for three years is very frustrating.”Woods, who last won a major in 2008, has also battled personal demons. In May, he was arrested for driving under the influence after being found asleep in his Mercedes-Benz by a roadside.Woods, who was found to have five drugs including the powerful opioid hydrocodone in his system, later revealed he underwent professional treatment to help him manage his medications.Under a plea agreement reached in Palm Beach County, north of Miami, Woods will avoid jail time unless he commits major violations of his probation. Read Next Late rally pushes Lakers past Bulls Jason Day of Australia reacts to his tee shot during the second round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International golf club in Shanghai on October 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HINJason Day assured Tiger Woods on Wednesday that he’s under “no pressure” ahead of his long-awaited comeback at an exclusive invitational tournament next week.Day, a former world number one, said Woods had told him he feels ready for his return at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Majestic Simone Biles Sets All-time Record at World Gymnastics Championships

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Simone BilesusWorld Gymnastics Championships First Published: October 13, 2019, 6:26 PM IST Stuttgart: US gymnastics queen Simone Biles won her fourth gold at the world championships in the women’s beam final on Sunday to set a new all-time record of 24 worlds medals.The 22-year-old also extended her own record of 18 worlds golds after success earlier this week in the team, all-round and vault events with the USA team in Stuttgart. China’s Liu Tingting, 19, took silver on the beam with 16-year-old team-mate Li Shijia earning bronze.Her victory on the beam makes Biles the most decorated gymnast in history, bettering the previous all-time record of 23 world medals won by men’s star Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus in the 1990s.The only blot on Biles’ near-perfect record so far in Stuggart came in Saturday’s uneven bars final when she finished fifth.Later in the day, Simone Biles won the floor final at the world championships, earning her a second gold medal of the day on Sunday, to extend her all-time record of 25 worlds medals.The 22-year-old finishes the Stuttgart championships with five gold medals after retaining her floor world title and also winning the beam, vault, all-round and team finals with the USA.Biles earned the 25th worlds medal of her career by exactly one point ahead of US team-mate Sunisa Lee in silver with Angelina Melnikova of Russia earning bronze. last_img read more

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Gautam Gambhir slams spectacular fifty to regain Orange Cap in landmark IPL game

first_imgGautam Gambhir scored his 26th half-century as captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders and became the holder of the Orange Cap with a total of 305 runs as he celebrated his landmark Indian Premier League match in style on Wednesday.Appearing in his 100th match as KKR captain, Gambhir ensured that his team go top of the IPL 2017 points table with a seven-wicket victory over Rising Pune Supergiant in Pune.Chasing RPS’ 182/5, Gambhir scored 62 in 46 balls along with Robin Uthappa’s 87 off 47 as KKR crushed the hosts at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Along with the record of most fifties as captain (Virat Kohli has 21), Gambhir also became the first player in this year’s edition to cross the 300-run mark, going past Hashim Amla’s 299.The 35-year-old has been the captain of the Kolkata franchise ever since he was bought by KKR for a whopping 11.04 crore in 2011. Gambhir has led KKR to the IPL title twice – 2012 and 2014.Gambhir is known for his aggressive captaincy and strong determination which has worked well for KKR over the years. Just few days ago, Gambhir led KKR into defending a mere total of 131 against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling out RCB for the lowest-ever IPL total of 49 runs.He has played 140 matches in the IPL, scoring 3,939 runs at an average of 31.51 and with a best of 93.With 12 points from 8 matches and a net run rate of 1.153, KKR have jumped to the top with Mumbai Indians sitting second with the same points but with an inferior NRR of 0.514.advertisementlast_img read more

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Seahawks Mow Down Giants, 38-17

first_imgSEATTLE — While Doug Baldwin wants catches and wants to make plays in the passing game, he knows what the Seattle Seahawks have become known for: stingy defense, the improvisation of Russell Wilson and a lot of Marshawn Lynch.All three of those elements were at play in Seattle’s 38-17 victory over the New York Giants on Nov. 9, the third straight win for the Seahawks where the defending champs showed glimpses of that title form.“It felt like Seahawks football again,” Baldwin said.Lynch was the workhorse of a record day for the Seahawks offense. He ran for 140 yards and a career-high four touchdowns on runs of 1, 2, 3 and 16 yards. Seattle set a franchise record with 350 yards rushing, the most in the NFL since Kansas City ran for 352 against Indianapolis in 2012.Lynch wasn’t alone. Wilson added 107 yards on 14 carries and a 1-yard TD run with 5:19 left. Christine Michael and Robert Turbin averaged more than 5 yards per carry: Michael finished with 71 yards and Turbin added 32.Seattle is the first NFL team to have a running back rush for four touchdowns and a quarterback run for at least 100 yards in the same game.“I think it’s a little bit worse than embarrassing,” New York safety Antrel Rolle said. “I have been playing this game for 10 years and I’ve never had anyone run for 350 yards on me.”(TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Matthew Hayden fractures neck, suffers facial injuries while surfing

first_imgFormer Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden fractured his neck and suffered serious facial injuries while surfing at the weekend.Hayden, 46, who was surfing with his son in south of Brisbane, said on Instagram on Saturday that he “dodged a bullet” and came off second best with a “Straddie back bank” and that it was “game over for a few days”.He posted a second message on Sunday with a photograph of him in a neck brace and nasty abrasions on his forehead.”Fractured C6, torn C5, C4 ligaments safe to say I truly have dodged a bullet,” he wrote referring to injuries to his cervical vertebrae.”Just wanted to say a big thank you to all our mates on Straddie (Stradbroke Island) who have been so supportive.”Thank you everyone. On the road to recovery.”Hayden retired in 2009 as one of cricket’s leading opening batsmen, scoring 8625 runs with 30 centuries from 103 Tests at an average of 50.73.advertisementHe held the world record score for a test innings with his knock of 380 against Zimbabwe in October 2003 before West Indies great Brian Lara surpassed it with 400 not out six months later.Hayden also formed a formidable opening partnership with current Australia coach Justin Langer, combining for 5655 Test runs as an opening pair, which is second only to the vaunted West Indies duo of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, who accumulated 6482 runs at the top of the batting order.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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Prithvi Shaw backs ‘balanced’ India to bring World Cup home

first_imgTeenage opener Prithvi Shaw has said Virat Kohli has a balanced squad at his disposal and that India are favourites to win the 2019 World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.Prithvi Shaw lauded the senior selection committee for picking a well-rounded squad while expressing confidence that the World Cup trophy will return to India.India had won the World Cup in 1983 and 2011. MS Dhoni’s men reached the semi-final in their title defence in 2015 but lost to Australia. India will be led by Virat Kohli, who will be captaining the senior national team for the first time in a World Cup.”We have a wonderful team, arguably the best ODI side going around. I personally feel that the World Cup be ours this year. The selectors have named a balanced team. I wish the team all the best. I will pray for the team to bring the World Cup back home,” Prithvi Shaw told Sports Tak.Prithvi Shaw, who has made a strong start to his nascent international career, also recalled his memories of watching the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka from the Wankhede Stadium stands.Shaw said he was awestruck by the atmosphere and the support Team India had received on the big day and the happiness in the fans’ faces after MS Dhoni helped India gun down a 275-run target.”During the 2011 World Cup, I was sitting at the Wankhede Stadium when India won. How can I tell you about my experience! I had never been to such a big match before. I went there for the first time for the final. The crowd and the response Sachin Tendulkar was receiving, the entire team, including MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. The support helped the team a lot. To see people so happy after our win, it was a memorable experience for me,” Prithvi Shaw added.advertisementPravin Tambe’s work ethics a great inspiration: PrithviPrithvi Shaw is leading the North Mumbai Panthers in the ongoing edition of Mumbai T20 League. Insisting that he tries to give his best, regardless of the level of competition, the 19-year-old India opener said T20 Mumbai League is a great platform for young cricketers in the city to prove their mettle.”I look to play the same way wherever I play. It’s not that I will play quite freely in Mumbai T20 League unlike how I used to play in the IPL. This is also a great platform for me. North Mumbai Panthers. I want to thank Mumbai Cricket Association for giving us a big opportunity. It’s a big opportunity for everyone,” Prithvi added.He added: “I have learnt a lot from the legends. I have to accept challenges wherever I play. Be it, India, U-19, state of T20 Leagues, I have to accept the challenges the same way I do when I play for India.”I look to gain experience wherever I play. In our team, we have Pravin Tambe sir. He is 47 and he is still looking to give his 100 percent. He is still this fit, so I am looking to give 200 percent when I am 19.”Also Read | 2019 World Cup: A test of Virat Kohli’s tactical acumen as series of challenges awaitAlso Read | Kedar Jadhav declared fit for 2019 World Cup, to travel to England with Team India on May 22Also See:last_img read more

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Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees On SyriaJordan Border

first_imgUNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie travelled to the Jordan-Syria border overnight on Wednesday-Thursday to meet frightened and exhausted Syrian refugees who had just completed the perilous crossing to safety in Jordan.UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with refugees at the Za’atri refugee camp in Jordan.Credit/Copyright: UNHCR/J.Tanner“What I saw last night is a dramatic example of the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have been uprooted by the fighting and are in a desperate search for safety,” Jolie said Thursday on her second mission to the region in three months.“Civilians inside the country are being targeted. Many of those trying to flee are exposed to extreme danger right up to the border itself. I appeal to all sides in the conflict to do all they can to ensure the safe passage of these innocent civilians.”Nearly half a million Syrians fleeing intensified fighting have been registered in neighboring countries since the conflict began. Hundreds of thousands more are unregistered, but are expected to come forward for help in the next few months as their resources become depleted.Since Jolie’s last visit in September, the number of registered refugees in the region has increased by more than 200,000 and in Jordan alone by nearly 50,000. The sprawling Za’atri refugee camp north of Amman has doubled in size.Upon arrival in Amman on Wednesday night, Jolie travelled immediately to the border, about an hour’s drive north of the capital. In a briefing with border officers, she praised Jordan for welcoming Syrian refugees despite serious social and economic strains.“The incredible compassion shown to these traumatized refugee families by the Jordanian border guards tonight was extremely moving,” she said, noting that the troops were on duty along the tense frontier 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Jordan has welcomed the refugees even though it has placed a huge burden on the country. The international community needs to show more solidarity and to support Jordan and the other countries in the region who continue to keep their borders open.”The Special Envoy spoke with several refugees who had just fled across the border in total darkness to two remote border reception stations overlooking a broad plain straddling the frontier. The distant thud of artillery could be heard north of the border, where the lights of Syrian towns were visible. In all, 328 refugees arrived in Jordan during the night. Around the region, some 2,000 refugees flee to neighboring countries daily.“We had a beautiful, hospitable country,” one refugee told Jolie. “We always helped one another. Now, there’s nothing left and we can’t even help each other.”Medical staff at the border post said at least six of those who arrived overnight had to be hospitalized, some with bullet wounds. Jolie was stunned by one medic’s account of a wounded child who had lost his leg. “It was extremely upsetting to hear the story of an eight-year-old boy who upon arrival in Jordan explained to doctors that he had asked his family to carry his severed leg along on the journey in hopes that it could be reattached,” she said.“I’m sickened by how long and how bloody this conflict has become, devastating a nation and the lives of millions of innocent civilians, and threatening to destabilize the entire region. I call on the international community to do everything possible to find a solution to this tragedy and support the struggling humanitarian operations both inside Syria and in Jordan and the other surrounding countries.”On Thursday, Jolie visited Za’atri refugee camp, where those who arrive nightly at Jordan’s remote border crossings with Syria are transferred. UNHCR and its partners are in a race against time to prepare the camp and its more than 30,000 residents for winter, along with hundreds of thousands of other refugees throughout the region.Among the refugees she visited in the camp was a family of eight she had met the night before at the border, shortly after they had crossed from Syria. They had already been provided with a tent and an aid package of household items ranging from warm blankets to kitchen utensils. Although their tent is not designed for winter weather – that will come later – they were nevertheless thankful for the help they had received on their first day in the camp.“We’re very grateful for what we’ve received, and even more grateful to finally be in a safe place,” the head of family said. “Now we’re eager to find out about schools for the children.”The Special Envoy viewed a number of the winter projects under way in the camp, where overnight temperatures are dropping to freezing. Tents are being reinforced and better insulated to protect against the weather, including the addition of “porches” where gas heaters are being placed. Some 30,000 high thermal blankets are being distributed, along with winter clothing.A storm drainage system is being built and a layer of crushed rock spread throughout the camp to channel water away from shelters and prevent mud and standing water. In addition, more than 1,300 prefabricated shelters have been erected and another 1,300 should be in place within three weeks.“Winter is already here and UNHCR and its partners still lack 50 per cent of the funds needed to get everyone through the next few difficult months,” Jolie said.“Despite all the good work being done so far, it’s clear here on the ground that all the resources are now stretched to the limit. This is going to be a very tough few months. Winter can be harsh here, even dangerous for refugees who may already be weakened by their ordeal. Many have been brutalized in unimaginable ways. They deserve all the support we can give them.”Angelina Jolie and her partner, Brad Pitt, made a donation of US$50,000 Thursday afternoon for the purchase family tents for refugees. Later Thursday, Jolie was scheduled to conclude her mission with meetings with Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.Source:UNHCRlast_img read more

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People march on Manitoba legislature demanding changes to how Manitoba Hydro does

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsRita Monias from Pimicikamak Cree Nation holds up a bill from Manitoba Hydro for $2,000.Pimicikamak is one of the communities in northern Manitoba that has been affected by hydro development.“It really affects our land that we used to depend on, the water that we used to depend on for like navigation, for traditional pursues; hunting, fishing, trapping and so forth,” said Monias.Despite having their culture and lifestyle altered for the good of southern Manitoba, Monias, her neighbours and about a dozen Nations hundreds of kilometres north of Winnipeg don’t benefit from cheaper hydro rates.That’s why Monias, and approximately a dozen people from northern communities are marching to the Manitoba legislature.And to remind the provincial government that Manitoba Hydro needs to be accountable for how these communities have been impacted by hydro development.Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie, community coordinator for a research alliance called Wa Ni Ska Tan, co-hosted the event.(Rally at the Manitoba legisture. Photo: Ashley Brandson/APTN)“Ultimately, it’s kind of challenging the myth around you know hydro being this green energy and respectful and honouring the relationship they have with Indigenous communities,” she said.“Once these stories are coming out into the public and into the media they start to see the realities that are really underplaying; the social impacts, the political impacts and you know that has huge impact on the community itself.”The March started at Manitoba Hydro that has nine generating stations rerouting or blocking rivers up north.People from different communities have sent postcards expressing their solidarity with the people up north and what changes need to happen.Melanie O’Gorman who is with the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition, said the province’s hydro company must be fair.“We also want hydro rates reduced for Northern customers and we want the funding, the money that is generated by the dams to be shared more evenly across the north.”Lavoie said more than 100 postcards were sent to provincial politicians.abrandson@aptn.ca@ashleybrandsonlast_img read more

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Tech companies helping to bring lower prices choice to money remittance market

MONTREAL — Canadians have more options to send money abroad than ever before as fintech firms offer lower fees and partner with established players, but clients should beware of hidden rate hikes and consumer scams, experts say.Canadian residents sent $32.75 billion in overseas transfers in 2017, placing the country sixth in global remittances sent, according to the World Bank. That works out to every person in Canada over the age of 14 transferring $1,085 on average beyond the border. And it makes financial literacy all the more important, says Pamela Stern, an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University.“There are two ways for the industry to profit — the fee they charge to make the transfer and the exchange rate they calculate. The fees are fairly transparent, the exchange rate not always, and for less savvy clients comparison shopping can be difficult,” Stern said in an email.“But clients are also interested in convenience and security at both ends of the transfer — sometimes that is worth paying more for,” she said.Bank transfers offer a reliable way to send money to far-flung climes, but typically carry the steepest rates, with an average cost of 10.9 per cent, said Dilip Ratha, the World Bank’s lead economist on migration and remittances. A transaction can take up to five business days.Fintech firms such as TransferWise and WorldRemit, which have loosened the iron grip banks once held over transfer payments, tend to offer lower fees and more competitive exchange rates. In 2018 the cost of a US$200 transfer cost just above US$8 at fintechs and nearly US$16 at banks on average, while legacy money-transfer companies such as Western Union or MoneyGram charged roughly US$13 on average, according to FXC Intelligence.Post offices offer another path, often significantly cheaper than banks, Ratha said, though he warned about the mark-ups on exclusive deals between postal services and entrenched money-transfer firms.Canada Post operates exclusively with MoneyGram. The Crown corporation said fintechs can’t match its reach abroad, “as they need a bank or digital wallet partner at the receiving end.”Canada Post noted its new flat fee of $10 for transfers of $500 or less, well below the remittance fee target of five per cent or less set by the World Bank.To find the best exchange rates, a basic search on Google or Yahoo Finance will turn up a spot rate — the current price of exchanging one currency for another. “Any difference between that and what the bank or agency is offering you is what they’re taking in margin,” said Jake Tyler, co-founder of the Vancouver-based Finn.ai.Established money-transfer companies like MoneyGram and Western Union offer international payments in a matter minutes and the flexibility of allowing both payment and pickup in cash (compared to fintechs, which deal only in digital dollars) at hundreds of thousands of agent locations around the world. But the higher costs and divergent regulations and remittance taxes often make for pricier transactions than bank-to-bank transfers or fintechs — which tout rates “very close to zero,” Tyler said.“When I want to move money or pay somebody in the U.K., TransferWise matches that with somebody who wants to move money from the U.K. to Canada. So the money never actually moves from one market to another; it just moves from one TransferWise account to another,” Tyler said. “From an infrastructure perspective, there’s very little cost associated with that.”Safeguards against money laundering have increased recently, raising costs for transfer companies. But emergent fintechs have upended the remittance sector to the point where that overhead is more than offset, Tyler said.Consumer fraud makes up “a very small percentage” of total transactions, but remains a major concern, Canada Post warned. “Love scams, used car scams and apartment rental scams are common or known scams that can happen with any remittance provider,” it said in an email.Among those vulnerable to such scams are new Canadians and migrant workers who send money home via traditional money-transfer firms to support their family members. China, India and the Philippines receive 38 per cent of remittance outflows from Canada, according to World Bank figures.“It took a long time for the innovation that we saw elsewhere to come and be applied to banking. Part of that was because of the regulation, but part of it is because they’re somewhat cozy industries. Now I think we can really start to see competition there heating up,” Tyler said.“I think the big winner here is the consumer.”Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press read more

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UN conference for civil society hears calls for greater support for marginalized

31 August 2010Marginalized groups such as indigenous communities deserve special attention from policy-makers if the world is to achieve the social and economic targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the annual United Nations conference with civil society groups heard today. Marginalized groups such as indigenous communities deserve special attention from policy-makers if the world is to achieve the social and economic targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the annual United Nations conference with civil society groups heard today.Speakers told the 63rd UN Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference in Melbourne, Australia, of the need to overturn entrenched disparities in health and life expectancy between rich and poor countries and between the well-off in some societies and marginalized groups.Governments had an international obligation to improve the health and well-being of marginalized groups, said Jane Freemantle, a paediatric epidemiologist who works with Australian indigenous communities.Ms. Freemantle told a round-table discussion on the second day of the three-day event that one of the first steps to changing the situation would be to collect more accurate and complete data on vulnerable groups.All too often, she said, there is not enough detailed data on the health of indigenous communities, hampering the ability of health-care workers to make the right interventions to improve the situation.Thelma Narayan, who heads a centre for community health in Bangalore, India, said both the collection and the use of data was critical, and she stressed also that marginalized groups should play a much greater role in obtaining data about their own members’ health.Ms. Narayan noted that in India the release of data showing that as many as 40 per cent of children under the age of five were under-nourished had triggered a push for social and political action on the issue.The theme of this year’s DPI-NGO conference is improving global health, especially in connection with the MDGs, which include several health targets, such as reducing the mortality rate for children under the age of five by two thirds; slashing maternal mortality rates; achieving universal access to reproductive health; and halting the spread of HIV/AIDS. read more

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Reinventing a relic

From left: Scott Roper, Tom Arkell, Alun HughesIt’s a fate Samuel Theal couldn’t have imagined 200 years ago — the house he likely built with his own hands is home to Brock University’s Parking Services.The family home built on property Theal acquired in 1825 is now on Brock lands, located south of Sir Isaac Brock Circle and east of parking lot S. The building has had many uses over the years, from housing the Niagara Symphony (earning it the name “Symphony House”), to the campus radio station, to being mere storage space for the last six or seven years.After 13 weeks of renovations this fall, the building has a new look and lease on life. It houses Parking Services, and soon, a visitor’s centre.“It’s terrific it’s been refurbished,” said Alun Hughes, Geography professor and local historian. “I’m really glad it’s still there. I’m really glad history has been recognized and that it’s been given the name the Theal House.”In past bids to save it from demolition, Hughes has done extensive research on the house. There is no evidence of anyone living on the land – known as lot 18 – before the War of 1812, he wrote for a historical society newsletter earlier this year.  The first evidence of the house in historic documents is in the will of Zalmon Theal, the son of Samuel Theal, in 1869.However, census returns in 1828 show Samuel Theal living on the lot in 1828, and assessments by two architectural consultants point to a pre-1850 construction date.Whatever its age, the house is one of Niagara’s earliest examples of domestic architecture, Hughes said. Theal likely built it with stone he hauled from the escarpment.The floor had a 10-centimetre (four-inch) slant, and charred wood in the interior indicated a fire had taken place, said Scott Roper, Facilities Management project manager.“(The house) probably wasn’t built all at once,” Roper said. “He probably added to it when he had stone to put to good use.”The building was in better condition than anticipated, Roper said. “I hope we can make the building more a part of the University.”The house measures nine metres by 12 metres (30 feet by 40 feet) with two floors. The whole project cost less than $500,000.Arkell, Roper and Hughes chat in a new Theal House meeting room. read more

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Di Francesco happy with the attitude shown against Liverpool

first_imgAS Roma were just one goal from forcing an extra-time at home against Liverpool but at the end, they were eliminated – but Eusebio Di Francesco insisted that the attitude shown by his players sent a great message.The Italian coach believes that the fighting spirit that his players showed is a great example of the way they should be doing things at the club in future – but now, they have to focus on their upcoming game against Cagliari.The former Sassuolo coach spoke about his side’s upcoming game as he said, according to Calcio Mercato: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.“We’ve got many things to assess for the line-up against Cagliari. I’ll decide between today and tomorrow. Strootman, Perotti and Defrel are definitely ruled out.”“It’s going to be a tough game over there, as they’ve just come off a two-day training camp. We’re expecting a real battle, but we have to go into it playing to our strengths and showing our football.”“The team showed great identity in the game on Wednesday, which is fundamental for a project like Roma’s. It was emotional for me to see the unity and will to win from the Giallorossi players and fans that evening.”last_img read more

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Juventus plot a late swoop for PSGs Adrien Rabiot

first_imgJuventus are reportedly plotting a late move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien RabiotThe Frenchman has under 12 months remaining on his current deal at PSG and has yet to agree on a new contract extension.The likes of Barcelona and Liverpool have been keeping tabs of Rabiot’s situation at the Parc des Princes.But the Daily Mirror reports that Juventus plan to beat both of their European rivals to Rabiot’s signature before today’s Italian transfer deadline.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.With midfielder Claudio Marchisio having left the club after 25-years earlier this morning, Juventus have now view Rabiot as an option to replace the Italian.Previously, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel had admitted that Rabiot could leave the club before the end of the French transfer window.Although the German does hope to retain him ahead of his debut campaign in charge of the Ligue 1 giants.Rabiot has made 209 appearances for PSG in his eight years at the club.last_img read more

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2 Catholic schools to merge after Little Haiti school closes

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Two Catholic schools in South Florida are merging for an expansive, brand-new project.Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School in Little Haiti is preparing to close its doors after more than 50 years. It will be joining forces with Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens, where students will move at the beginning of the next school year.A spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Miami cited low student enrollment as the main reason behind the closure. Mary Ross Agosta said, “The reason for this is, while it’s a difficult but a necessary decision, is primarily because of the declining enrollment at Archbishop Curly High School. Last school year we had 272 students. Today there’s only 229 students.”School leaders said they expect the transition to be smooth, and the merger will give students an enhanced education with additional extracurricular activities.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Two days after being kidnapped girl returns home

first_imgNEW Delhi : A four-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Hari Nagar on Friday returned home on her own after two days, police said on Monday.Cops have lodged a case of kidnapping and are looking for the accused. According to police, the medical examination of the girl has ruled out sexual assault. Cops said the girl was abducted by a man on Friday, when she had gone to take prasad at a religious gathering on the occasion of Guru Purab. A tall man was captured in the CCTV camera, carrying a helmet on his shoulder and following the girl. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeLater, the girl disappeared and the parents lodged a complaint at Hari Nagar Police station. “The problem in the investigation is the child is too small to narrate the kidnapping story or tell the police who took her along with him. “That is the reason police is relying on human as well as technical assistance to solve the case,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sameer Sharma. Copss are still puzzled about the motive of kidnapping and said that once they succeed in arresting the accused, the motive would be clear and sections would be modified in the FIR accordingly.last_img read more

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Planmed Earns CE Mark for New Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System

first_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more April 11, 2016 — The Planmed Clarity 3-D digital breast tomosynthesis system and the Planmed Clarity 2-D full field digital mammography system have received the CE mark and are now available for sale in the European Union and other countries where the CE mark applies. The systems have also won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.Digital breast tomosynthesis produces a 3-D volume of the breast and resolves the challenge of overlapping tissue structures. This results in enhanced diagnostics, especially for patients with denser breast tissue. Planmed’s patented new tomosynthesis method significantly improves image accuracy and allows even the smallest details to be captured with great precision.In addition to the Planmed Clarity 3-D digital breast tomosynthesis system, the new product family also includes the Planmed Clarity 2-D digital mammography system, which can be easily upgraded to digital breast tomosynthesis at any time. Both systems allow imaging with a low effective patient dose and feature a durable digital detector for mobile screenings, as well as the new Planmed Clarity Flow touch control with dual touchscreens.The Planmed Clarity systems provide outstanding image quality and enable a fast and reliable workflow in all situations — from screenings to diagnostic imaging and biopsy procedures.For more information: www.planmed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more Planmed Clarity 3-D image courtesy of Planmed Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more center_img News | Breast Imaging | April 11, 2016 Planmed Earns CE Mark for New Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System New product family, which includes Planmed Clariy 2-D full field digital mammography system, also recognized with Red Dot Design Award Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Related Content News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more last_img read more

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first_imgEvery princess needs a pearl on her pillow. That’s why New York’s Jumeirah Essex House decided to up the ante on those traditional chocolates – from now until July 1, 2009, the luxury hotel will be surprising its guests staying in suites with a $250 gift certificate to pearl jeweler Mikimoto on their pillows. With Mikimoto located just around the corner on Fifth Avenue, the gift certificate can be redeemed locally or at one of Mikimoto’s boutiques in Beverly Hills, South Coast Plaza, or Las Vegas.“We are delighted that the Jumierah Essex House is able to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for our guests with Mikimoto,” the hotel’s general manager, Scott Dawson, said in a press release. “Mikimoto’s commitment to providing only the finest quality cultured pearls streamlines flawlessly with the hotel’s commitment to providing the premium in service and accommodations.”Mikimoto America’s COO, Meyer Hoffman, also expressed his excitement about the collaboration, saying that he hopes the certificates will help new customers find “the perfect piece of pearl jewelry.”For more than 115 years, Mikimoto has been known as one of the world’s finest pearl jewelers – in fact, the company’s founder, Kokichi Mikimoto, was the first person to develop a technique that produced perfectly round cultured pearls. Likewise, the NYC institution Jumeirah Essex House has provided Michelin and AAA Four Diamond- award wining service for more than 75 years. With a recent $90 million renovation and addition of Tony Chi-designed restaurant, South Gate, the hotel has become a jet-set staple.Visit jumeirah.com.last_img read more

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