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JeM militant killed in Anantnag encounter

first_imgOne Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant was killed in a joint operation of the police and the Army in Anantnag’s Kokernag area on Friday. One civilian also suffered bullet injuries.A police spokesman said the militant was killed at the Vailoo area of Kokernag. “A huge quantity of ammunition and incriminating material has been seized from the site of the encounter,” said the spokesman.The police said the slain militant was affiliated to JeM and “was involved in several attacks on security forces and civilians in the area.”“The slain militant is a Pakistani,” said the spokesman.The gunfight in the area erupted soon after the joint search party of the Army and the police cordoned off Vailoo area. The hiding militant fired upon the search party, said the police.Initial reports suggest at least three militants were trapped at the encounter site. “The firing has stopped for a while. The operation is on,” said the police.The area also witnessed clashes between security forces and locals during the operation. One civilian, identified as Yawar Ahmad Chopan, was hit in the head by a bullet. The injured civilian is “stable”, said hospital sources.The authorities have snapped Internet services in the area.Meanwhile, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Friday condemned the murder of Tariq Ahmad in Kunzer, Tangmarg, by known gunmen on Wednesday.“Our fighters have not murdered the man. Killing a worshipper is the vilest form of terrorism,” said the LeT’s spokesman.However, the police said the LeT’s claim is “a malicious propaganda.”“Yusuf Kandro of the LeT is wanted by law for the crime,” said the spokesman.last_img read more

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Amritsar train accident: action taken against guilty, says Punjab govt.

first_imgThe Punjab government on Monday said it had taken departmental action against six police officers and chargesheeted seven employees of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation for the death of 60 people who were mowed by a train last year. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also dismissed media reports accusing the State government of taking no action against the culprits. The Diesel Multiple Unit train hurtled through a crowd which had gathered onto the railway tracks to watch a Ravana effigy burn. The police and municipal personnel had been found guilty of dereliction of duty and necessary action had been ordered against them, based on the findings of the magisterial inquiry report, an official release said here. The magisterial enquiry into the incident, which occurred on October 19, 2018, was conducted by Divisional Commissioner Jalandhar B. Purushartha, on the orders of the Chief Minister. Taking cognizance of some recent reports, Mr. Singh clarified that due action, as per the law, was being taken against all those found guilty. Corrective measures His government was also taking all possible steps to prevent the recurrence of such incidents in the future, said the Chief Minister. He pointrd out that detailed guidelines were issued to the police and local government officers suggesting corrective measures, including creation of a single window/authority to accept applications and grant permissions for such events. The commissionerates of police in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar, besides the SDMs in other areas, had already been appointed Single Authority for this purpose, he added.last_img read more

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Pietersen admires Viru the game-changer

first_imgHimself a game-changer who pioneered the switch-hit, England batsman Kevin Pietersen feels destructive Indian opener Virender Sehwag and West Indian Chris Gayle are the other two batsmen capable of turning a match on its head.England batsman Kevin Pietersen”There are a few players I admire as game changers today. Virender Sehwag is one of them, he opens the batting and you know as an opposing player that within 10- 15 overs of a Test match or 10-15 overs of a one-day international, the man can change the game,” Pietersen said.”Another game changer is Chris Gayle from the Caribbean, who does a similar job as Sehwag. These are the two guys I love watching and love playing against,” he added. The flamboyant 30-year-old, whose switch-hit gets him as much applause as criticism, said he always tries to innovate so as to make the game interesting for the fans.”Change the game to me means constantly trying to bring something new and something fresh to what you do. In the current highly competitive scenario, it’s really important to surprise the opposition with unexpected actions and to change the face of the game by pushing the boundaries,” Pietersen said.”Cricket is a sport that has evolved so much and being a part of that evolution… bringing something new when we play… keeps the fun alive, not only for us but for the fans as well,” he added.Pietersen, who would be featuring Pepsi’s ‘Change the Game campaign’ for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, said he practices the switch-hit for long hours at the nets. “I spend hours and hours in the nets, practicing the switch hit, trying to perfect it. I have perfected it a couple of times in the game situations. But yes, it’s something new, something fresh, it’s a game changing shot,” he said.advertisementRecalling the first time he used the shot, Pietersen said, “We were playing against New Zealand a couple of years ago; Scott Styris was bowling offcutters at me with a packed leg-side field, the only way to hit a boundary being the orthodox way. I could either play straight or take a risk by hitting over the fielders. I decided to apply all the practice and the preparation that I had done for the switch-hit.””I knew that if I will hit it, it will land in a safe area and if I miss hit, I will probably be outside the line of off-stump.””It went on well the first time. The next time I switched, Styris was clever and bowled a slow delivery. This time it came out as a better shot as I had time to hold my stance and power the ball away,” he recalled.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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SPORT-IPL-FINAL 2

first_img(REOPENS DEL 10) (REOPENS DEL 10) In fact, in the Qualifier 1 at the Chinnaswamy stadium here, RCB, while chasing 159 for the win, were struggling at 29 for five at one stage with Kohli witnessing a rare failure this season. But then stepped in De Villiers and the South African steered RCB through with a classic unbeaten 79. He put on match-winning 91 runs for the seventh wicket with Iqbal Abdullah (33) to take his side into the final. Besides Kohli and De Villiers, the big-hitting Chris Gayle would also be eyeing a big knock tomorrow after indicating his return to form in the last few games. Credit for RCBs turnaround should also go to the teams not-so-experienced bowling attack, which was under fire for major part of the tournament. RCBs turnaround in bowling was made possible by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who is the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 20 scalps from 12 games. The late entry of Chris Jordon also helped RCB in containing their rivals in the death overs. Australian Shane Watson too has served the team well with the ball, picking up 20 wickets from 15 games so far this season. Tomorrows match would give RCB an opportunity to avenge their 15-run loss to Sunrisers in the last clash between the two teams. Just like RCB, Sunrisers too would be banking on their skipper Warner, who led from the front to ensure a maiden IPL final berth for the Hyderabad outfit. Sunrisers will be coming into the final on the back of two high-profile wins — first against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders by 22 runs in the Eliminator and then against Lions in the Qualifier 2. Warner has been in explosive form for Sunrisers. He is leading by example and has so far amassed 779 runs from 16 games with eight fifties, next only to Kohli in the run-getters list in IPL 9. The match-winning 93 not out against Lions in the Qualifier 2 last night is Warners highest score. Warner produced a majestic 93 to single-handedly lead Sunrisers Hyderabad into the IPL final by securing a four?wicket win over Lions. MORE PTI BDN SSC PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Diana Edulji hits out at one-sided ‘IPL trophy’ reports

first_imgThe Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji was in the headlines for wanting to give away the Indian Premier League trophy to the winner at the end of the final of the 12th edition of the cash-rich league on Sunday. Hurt by the turn of events and the one-sided reports in the media, Diana said that if the report did have to go, the full episode should have been reported.”I have gone through the one-sided news report on the presentation of the IPL trophy to the champions. To set the facts straight, in the COA meeting dated 8th April, the topic was discussed. During the discussion, I had mentioned that as the acting president (C.K. Khanna) had abdicated his right to give away the trophy during the BCCI bilateral match in Delhi, he had shown disregard for the protocol and an office bearer of a state association was allowed to give the trophy away and hence for the IPL Final, CoA members should give the trophy. This was because the acting president had shown disregard to the office of the president of the BCCI,” she explained to IANS.Going further, she said that her initial choice was CoA chief Rai, but when the latter said that he wouldn’t be attending the final, she suggested the names of Ravi Thodge and herself and she had no intention of giving the trophy herself (as was pictured in the media reports).”I had even mentioned that if Rai would be present at the finals, then he should give the trophy to which he had said that he was not going to be present. It was then that I mentioned that as Thodge and I were attending the finals, the two of us may present the trophy. The matter rested there,” she clarified.advertisementAccording to the former India cricketer, Khanna forwarded a mail a couple of days before the final to question the whole change of plan while he never bothered to reply as to why the BCCI chief hadn’t presented the trophy after the final ODI between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla.”A few days before the final Khanna forwarded a mail from the acting secretary (Amitabh Choudhary), written sometime in the year 2017 in which he had said that as per protocol the BCCI president gives away the trophy. This was sheepishly done by the acting president by forwarding a mail of 2017 by acting secretary even though he had presented the IPL trophy in 2018 as well, a fact that he seemed to have forgotten. He seemed to have also glossed over the abdication of his responsibility during the India-Australia game at the Feroz Shah Kotla as he may have realised that what he did marred the dignity of the office of the president of the BCCI.”Till date, even after numerous emails including from the acting secretary asking for reasons on what grounds the acting president allowed the DDCA representative to give away the trophy, Khanna has not bothered responding and explaining about the reasons due to which he took that decision,” she said.Diana then went on to explain how on the day of the final, Khanna once again created a ruckus and made a mountain out of a mole hill. “On the day of the final as usual his interest seemed only limited to the presentation of the trophy since he was carrying around an email of 2017 in his pocket. I was of the view that the general and I would present it as he had not upheld the tradition in Delhi and appeared to have succumbed under pressure.”If my intention was to give the trophy alone I would have stressed upon it in the previous two editions where I was present for the finals. As a former Indian captain, I have always been motivated to receive trophies during my playing days and the presentation of trophies is not something that I have aspired to do. The view that I had held here was only because Khanna had abdicated his responsibility and had not given the bi-lateral trophy in Delhi,” she pointed.”With regard to a certain official who provided this half-baked information, making a mountain out of a molehill looks to be the case of his insecurity and incompetence. I relented as I did not want the competent and hardworking officials of the BCCI to bear the brunt (of the situation) and also to avoid any controversy during the ceremony after the great work done by the IPL team in putting up such a good show.”advertisementAlso Read | IPL 2019: Shane Watson touched by CSK fans’ support, says keen on coming back next yearlast_img read more

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Notes and quotes on the OSU assistant coaches’ spring press conference

first_imgNew RB coach, Marcus Arroyo. (via YouTube)New RB coach, Marcus Arroyo. (via YouTube)Is it just me, or is it really exciting that spring ball is starting? I am really looking forward to the fall. The question is…should I be looking forward to it?Coach Gundy and his staff came out today to give us a little insight into what to expect when we hit the gridiron come August. Gundy sent out the new guys first.To assess those I know nothing about, I’ll do what we all do best – I’ll make some generalizations and assumptions about the new assistants.I’ll base them on, obviously, what movie I would assume is each coach’s favorite based on their first presser. Then I’ll give my personal overall impressions.The assistants lead off the video here (thoughts below)…Dan Hammerschmidt (DB coach)• Favorite movie – “Remember the Titans” – he is a player’s coach! He wants the hug from Louie! He wants the relationship.• “The most important thing to me is getting to know the players – learn the guys.”• “I can’t imagine a recruit coming here and wanting to go anywhere else.”• He told a great story about being the ball boy at several Holiday Bowl games (including ours with Barry?). But, the best story was about tearing off Corso’s headset when he coached Indiana and asking him about it years later.• Overall impression: solid guy who wants to make the best of his role here. I’m happy.Greg Adkins (OL coach)• Favorite movie – “Fishing With Roland Martin – The Movie” – I don’t know if this really exists, but if it does, this guy owns it. By that I mean, I love this guy!• Spent 13 years under HCs who coached OLs – deals well with pressure from HC. Coached under Phil Fulmer among others.• “There are 4-5 things we live by. We do those things, we’ll get better.”• “I’m ultimately in charge of putting the five best guys on the field at their position no matter what they did last year or in Jr. College, or high school.” Love that!•  Overall impression: just seems like a good dude with (probably) a cool bass boat.Jason McEndoo (TE and FB coach)• Favorite movie – Either “Rocky IV” or “Tombstone” – seems very much a central OK-type guy. He’s ready to take what’s offered and make the best of it – a “go for it” type of guy.• When asked about the difficulty of leaving Montana St. – “It was easy. It just felt like the right fit. We loved Stillwater.” Said his wife is a “rodeo gal” and family is “agricultural type.”• “Any time you can go from the Big Sky to the Big 12, thumbs up on that one.” While waiting for the second “do-you-want-the-job” call from Gundy – “I had the Jeopardy theme going through my head.” So, that’s something…• About TEs in the OSU system – “We have our own meeting room now. We need to build an identity.”• Overall impression: a Good ol’ boy we’ll all love – especially when Jarwin is top 10 in Big 12 TDs. Marcus Arroyo (RB coach)• Favorite movie – Something intense and dramatic…“Saving Private Ryan” or “Apocalypse Now” – he’s a seriously focused guy! (Even though he looks all of 18!!)• His connection to Stilly? Coached with Monken. Love him already.• He kind of dodged the Tampa Bay question – “Not going to go too deep on that place. I’m super-focused on this place.”• On the thin pickings at RB: “We have a great group of 7-8 guys. Have a history of 2000 yards/35 TDs – that’s where we’re heading.”• Tramel with the almost-challenging question about Arroyo bringing up Bob Fenimore: “You gotta know what’s gone on before you.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Allardyce would turn down Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace Allardyce has no interest in replacing De Boer at Crystal Palace Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 02:56 12/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) sam allardyce - cropped Getty Images Crystal Palace Premier League While Roy Hodgson appears to be in the driving seat to take over, one ex-Palace man has ruled himself out of the job Sam Allardyce has no interest in returning to Crystal Palace to replace the sacked Frank de Boer.De Boer was shown the door by Palace on Monday, having lost each of his four games in charge, with Palace failing to score.Palace 2/1 to beat Southampton Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The Dutchman spent 77 days at Selhurst Park after replacing Allardyce, who kept the Eagles in the top flight last term after taking over with the club under threat of the drop.Former England manager Allardyce revealed that he had been in contact with Palace chairman Steve Parish had made contact after De Boer’s departure, but not to negotiate a return to his old job.”Just to make it clear for everybody and to stop the speculation, I spoke to Steve just before I got here and said that, for me, I wouldn’t be ready to come back,” he told Sky Sports.CPFC have parted company with Frank de Boer.Statement: https://t.co/4jANV0eNFH pic.twitter.com/hPRazGmJhf— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 11, 2017″I’ve made a decision and I wouldn’t feel comfortable taking any position as a football manager as I’m enjoying my life at the moment, watching everyone else [dealing] with the pressures of the Premier League.”There’s certainly huge pressure – more than ever in the Premier League – as we can see by Frank losing his job.”Pushed on whether he had been offered the job, Allardyce replied: “No, he didn’t offer me the job, he just said, ‘What are your thoughts?'”It’s a clever question. Not ‘will you come and take this job’ –  no, [he said,] ‘what are you thinking?'”I told him what I was thinking: that at this moment in time, if I was offered the job, I wouldn’t want to go back in.”0 – Frank de Boer is the first permanent manager in @PremierLeague history to not see his team score a single goal during his reign. Glum. pic.twitter.com/0wy9L6RqLQ— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 11, 2017Roy Hodgson has widely been tipped as De Boer’s most likely successor at Palace – his last role being the England job, before leaving after Euro 2016, leading to Allardyce’s appointment. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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‘We performed desperately’: fans review the Rugby World Cup

first_imgTopics ScotlandWe didn’t turn up against Ireland, which has been a theme. But then we did unbelievably professional jobs against Russia and Samoa. Nilling anyone is impressive, but to do it twice even more so. The final group fixture against Japan is one of the better games I’ve witnessed. I have no complaints; they were extraordinary. Feargus Dunlop Twitter Rugby World Cup 2019 Rugby World Cup Twitter South AfricaThe Springboks exceeded everybody’s expectations. Having lost to New Zealand early on, I didn’t expect us to win the tournament a few weeks later! But winning the final by 20 points was very convincing. Hans Van LeeuwenWalesConsidering an ultimately crippling injury list, Wales did very well to reach the semi-finals and finish in fourth place overall. We had realistic aspirations to become world champions but, with so many leading players either sidelined or carrying injuries, this was a fine achievement. We got within touching distance of the final in losing narrowly to South Africa but, as demonstrated by the bronze medal play-off, that would have been one game too far. Simon Hodgson Read more Share on WhatsApp ArgentinaThe Pumas didn’t do as well as I had hoped. We knew the most important game was the one against France and we couldn’t find the win, even though it was close. We seemed a bit off-colour but can leave with our heads held high as the future of Argentinian rugby is looking better than ever. Maxi HellbergAustraliaWe performed as expected. We’re mid-ranked internationally and played that way. The challenge for Australia rugby is to attract, develop and retain talent through efficient and effective administration. Changing coaches is merely tinkering and will not bring long-term improvements. The game has been in decline for over a decade.I attended 10 matches at the World Cup. Being in the crowd when Japan defeated Scotland was the most joyous part of the tournament – plus the warmth, hospitality and administrative excellence of the Japanese people. Gary W StaintonCanadaThey did what I expected. The Namibia game couldn’t be played because of the weather and I’m glad, because we might have lost that too. Credit to all the players who took the time out of their lives to participate and put in a full effort. But something needs to change at the top management levels, because the program has been going backwards for the last few decades. It’s not the 1990s anymore and they need to stop acting like it is and living on past glories. Figure it out. Greg PetrieEnglandThere’s no way to fully mask the disappointment I’m feeling but, to be honest, barring that last final step, we had an amazing World Cup. We were immense across the field as we beat Australia then New Zealand convincingly. Every single one of the players deserves credit but Maro Itoje, Kyle Sinckler and Tom Curry were incredible throughout. Had Sinckler not gone off in the final we might have done better, but you can’t win them all. Huge congratulations to South Africa, who were deserved winners. Nat Maxfield Share on Facebook Support The Guardian New Zealand prop Nepo Laulala leaves the World Cup with a bronze medal. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images Read more Facebook Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Owen Farrell shares some rousing words with his England teammates during their semi-final against New Zealand. Photograph: David Ramos/World Rugby via Getty Images Rugby World Cup awards: the best player, the best match – our verdicts Share on Pinterest Pinterest New ZealandIt’s hard to feel too upset about the outcome of our tournament. The New Zealand rugby public have chilled out a bit over the last eight years. We have had such a positive, attack-minded approach under Steve Hansen that is brilliant when it works, but prone to dramatic collapses when teams play intelligent defensive rugby against us. In a way, seeing the devastation etched on the English players’ faces after their defeat in the final, it’s nicer to win the bronze final, ending the tournament on a high, than to lose the final.I’m optimistic for the future. There is a heap of young talent, some of whom didn’t even make the squad. A revitalised Rugby Championship including Japan and Fiji will be for all teams involved, and we are at our best when South Africa are at their strongest too. Their dominance in 2007 and 2009 made us take our rugby to a new level. Now the same will have to happen. Who will get to four World Cups first? Tim Smith Rugby union Japan 2019 might be the moment rugby union glimpsed a more fulfilling future Share on Twitter Share via Email features GeorgiaWe didn’t perform as well as I had hoped. I thought this could have been our breakthrough year but, while our pack had its moments, it didn’t manage to dominate to its full capability. I still want to see the World Cup being hosted by Georgia one day! Georgi DibrilisiIrelandWe performed desperately, given the high levels of expectations and performances in 2018. The team’s gameplan was overly regimented, too reliant on brute force, hostile to off-loading, and prevented the players from taking any kind of risks or engaging in unstructured play. Also, too many out-of-form players were chosen instead of others who were conspicuously playing better but not trusted by management.The end against New Zealand was shambolic and, given what was at stake, rather shameful. Failure to ever get beyond the quarter-finals is a national sporting embarrassment. My favourite moment of the tournament was the tearful reaction of Uruguayan captain, Juan Manuel Gaminara, at the end of his team’s extraordinary win over Fiji. Their stunning victory was joyful to behold. Ger DownesItalyWe weren’t that bad. I didn’t expect us to reach the quarter-finals given we were drawn against New Zealand and South Africa in our pool. Italy rugby fans had stopped caring by the time the last game was called off due to the weather. 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Delhi BJP files plaint with Lokayukta against Dy CM PWD minister

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi BJP, which alleged that there was a “scam” in the construction of classrooms in government schools Thursday filed a complaint with the Delhi Lokayukta against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and PWD minister Satyendar Jain. The complaint by Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari accused the ministers in the Kejriwal government of “abuse of position” and “corruption” in the construction of over 12,000 classrooms in government schools. Tiwari’s complaint was filed on his behalf by party leaders. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsSisodia on Wednesday had sent a legal defamation notice to Tiwari, LoP Vijender Gupta and BJP MP Parvesh Verma, demanding their “unqualified” apology for their “cooked up” allegations against him. Citing an RTI reply, Tiwari and other BJP leaders had Monday alleged that there was a “scam” of Rs 2,000 crore in construction of 12,748 classrooms in Delhi government schools.. “Construction of around 12,748 school rooms at very high and inflated cost is being carried out by Delhi government through various agencies,” Tiwari said in the complaint. He also demanded an enquiry against the public functionaries involved in it. The politics over this issue has picked up pace with Delhi BJP leaders filing of a police complaint and demanding a probe while the AAP has retaliated by sending a defamation notice to Tiwari and other party leaders. Reacting to the charge, CM Kejriwal and Sisodia have dared Tiwari to get them arrested and challenged him to come out with a list of 10 schools in BJP ruled states which could be compared with quality of those run by Delhi government. Slapped with criminal defamation notice, Tiwari hit back saying, BJP leaders will not bow down under pressure tactics. “We refuse to bow down to your pressure tactics @msisodia. We will prove your corruption …@BJP4Delhi stands by the people Of Delhi and will recover this enormous sum of taxpayers money. We will go to Lokayukt and the Courts,” he had tweeted on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Russ Diabo skips AFN debate to visit with Tiny House Warriors in BC

first_imgWith files from Lucy Scholey. Justin BrakeAPTN NewsArriving at dusk on Wednesday evening, Russ Diabo strolled into the Tiny House Warriors village in Blue River, B.C., where he was greeted warmly by land defenders and water protectors.Nearly 2,000 kilometres away north of Winnipeg there was an Assembly of First Nations debate for the five candidates running for national chief, including Diabo.But the First Nations policy analyst from Kahnawake would rather be with the grassroots people fighting for something he has spent his lifetime warning people about.The Tiny House Warriors are led by Kanahus Manuel, daughter of Diabo’s longtime comrade, former chief and Indigenous rights ambassador the late Arthur Manuel.They’ve established themselves next to a planned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project worker’s accommodations complex in the tiny tourist town.Speaking to APTN News after his arrival, Diabo said seeing Facebook footage of Manuel’s arrest last Saturday as she and other land defenders occupied a B.C. provincial park compelled him to make the trip.He said he supports the Tiny House Warriors’ effort in “bringing attention to the need to stop this project and make sure it’s never built.”Tiny House Warriors highlight broader fight for Indigenous rights and titleHe also said the Secwepemc-led fight against the pipeline is “directly connected” to the issue of Aboriginal rights, title and jurisdiction because the Secwepemc have “never ceded or surrendered their land.“It is Aboriginal title territory, and the people who hold that title are the community people themselves: the families and the communities that make up the nation.”(AFN National Chief candidate Russell Diabo (centre) visited the Tiny House Warriors at their recently established village in Blue River, B.C. on Wednesday evening. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)A longtime advocate for Indigenous rights with decades of experience in land defence movements,  including Oka, Barrier Lake, Gustafsen Lake and Wounded Knee, Diabo warns that Indigenous people in Canada are at a pivotal moment with the Trudeau government’s Recognition and Implementation Rights Framework legislation on the way.The feds have vowed to do away with the Indian Act and end Canada’s comprehensive land claims policies.Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett has touted the impending legislation as “critical to reconciliation,” while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said it will “chart a new way forward for our Government to work with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples and…undo decades of mistrust, poverty, broken promises, and injustices.”But Diabo says based on all indications so far, Canada is still working to “extinguish Aboriginal title” in a more covert way than Trudeau’s father, late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, attempted to do with the Liberals’ 1969 White Paper.“They’ve taken a top-down approach, signing these memorandums of understandings with the Assembly of First Nations on fiscal relations, on shared priorities,” he said.“But even though they did that they went ahead and unilaterally issued 10 principles on Indigenous relationships last year, which are basically preconditions [that are] reinforcing the doctrine of discovery and the Constitution Act 1867, which means the existing constitutional framework of the federal and provincial governments. They’re not recognizing any Indigenous jurisdiction.”Despite supreme court rulings like Delgamuukw and Tsilhqot’in, which recognize Aboriginal title to unceded lands, Ottawa is “still maintaining their extinguishment approach under this modern treaty process,” Diabo said.“And this effort by the Tiny House Warriors is a good way to bring attention…to the fact that the prime minister’s ignoring their Aboriginal title and pushing this project through.”Division within the Secwepemc NationFour of the 17 Secwepemc bands established by Canada under the Indian Act have signed agreements with Trans Mountain proponent Kinder Morgan, including Simpcw First Nation—formerly the North Thompson Indian Band—the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc in Kamloops, the Canim Lake Band, and Pellt’iq’t First Nation .In May 2016 Kinder Morgan announced it reached a deal with Simpcw First Nation—formerly North Thompson Indian Band—over the section of the pipeline running through its territory as defined under the Indian Act.“The agreement represents a real partnership – we will play an active role in all aspects of the Project within our Territory, from environmental stewardship to benefiting economically,” former Chief Nathan Matthew said at the time.Responding to resistance within the wider Secwepemc Nation, Simpcw issued a press release last May.In it, Matthew said one-third of the pipeline running through Secwepemcel’ucw is on Simpcw territory, and that “no other nation or organization (First Nation or environmental) has the authority to speak on Simpcw’s behalf.”But Diabo challenges the legal and moral legitimacy of the former Simpcw chief’s claims.“I know for a fact that this is not the exclusive territory of the North Thompson Indian band,” he told APTN Wednesday. “Secwepemc people have always harvested and used their territory because it’s such a diverse ecosystem.”In 1996 Diabo was hired to lead a three-year traditional use study for the Neskonlith and Adams Lake bands that showed Secwepemc “roamed all over-harvesting and gathering food and materials throughout the territory,” he said.“So for one modern Indian Act band to say people from other bands can’t be in the area I think doesn’t stand up to the history and culture and land tenure of the Secwepemc that I’ve seen documented.”APTN reached out to current Simpcw Chief Shelly Loring but did not receive a response by the time of publication.Protecting others in a time of divide and conquerLast spring April Thomas, a member of the Canim Lake Band, told APTN at a Secwepemc-led protest against the pipeline that Canadian laws that draw boundaries between communities within wider Indigenous nations are “just another divide and conquer tactic that’s been used on our people over and over again.“We have a housing crisis, a poverty crisis and they’ve made our people so desperate that they feel like they’re obligated to sign these agreements because they think that’s all they’re going to get.”(Kanahus Manuel at the Tiny House Warriors village in B.C. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)Earlier this week Kanahus Manuel told APTN the Secwepemc have a responsibility to not only their own people but those of neighbouring nations.“We are mountain people,” she said, explaining their land, Secwepemcul’ecw, “is the land of spilling waters.”Manuel said the waters that feed the Fraser, North Thompson and Columbia Rivers “all form in our mountains in Secwepemcul’ecw, so we have a very important job and responsibility, not just to us but to all the Indigenous people that still depend on the salmon.”Diabo, who also skipped the first AFN leaders’ debate in the Yukon in part to be with those at the Justice For Our Stolen Children camp in Regina, said whether he wins the July 25 AFN election for national chief or not, he will stand with the Tiny House Warriors and others fighting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.“I’m going to be doing as much as I can to help and encourage and support them.”jbrake@aptn.ca@justinbrakenewslast_img read more

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UN Mission condemns rocket attack against its camp in northern Mali

David Gressly, the Mission’s Office-in-Charge, said the perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice and reaffirmed the UN’s determination to continue its work for peace and stability in Mali.According to preliminary reports, at least 9 rockets were fired at the camp, which the UN Mission shares with Malian army and French Barkhane troops. No casualties were reported.

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Patriots defence again making strides at the right time

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — For each of the past two seasons, the identity of the Patriots defence didn’t become clear until late in the year.Both times the group had stumbles early, followed by steady improvement. Those leaps were aided at least in part by the increased contributions of newcomers or role players that previously had much smaller roles.That pattern is holding true in 2018 as the Patriots prepare for back-to-back road games at Miami and Pittsburgh that will go a long way in determining their playoff seeding.Earlier this season, New England’s opponents took advantage of a defence that struggled to get pressure up front and that was susceptible to giving up big plays in the secondary.After allowing 300 or more passing yards four times in its first seven games, New England (9-3) has not allowed a 300-yard passer in five straight games. It also has not allowed a 100-yard rusher in nine straight games, going back to Week 3 against the Lions when Kerryon Johnson did it.Those are important markers for a Patriots defence that has had trouble recently at Miami. New England is 17-7 against the Dolphins since 2007, but has lost four of its past five at Hard Rock Stadium.Ryan Tannehill threw for 350 yards and two TDs in the Dolphins’ 20-10 win in the 2015 regular-season finale in Miami.That came a season after Knowshon Moreno rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown in Miami’s 33-20 win to open the 2014 season. Tannehill had two touchdown passes in that game to help the Dolphins outscore the Patriots 23-0 in the second half.“It’s a week-to-week challenge in the season,” Patriots Bill Belichick said of his defence’s evolving identity. “We haven’t established anything against Miami, so we’ll have to go down and do that on Sunday and we’ll see what happens. Certainly, they’ll be a big challenge for us.”Since allowing a season-high 40 points in their win over Kansas City in Week 6, only two teams have scored more than 17 against the Patriots over the past six games — Chicago (38-31 win over the Bears) and Tennessee (34-10 loss to the Titans).One reason the Patriots defence has tightened has been the improvement of the secondary. That has included key contributions from rookie cornerback J.C. Jackson, who has seen an increased role since Eric Rowe was placed on injured reserve at the end of October.Jackson has two interceptions and contributed to another in last week’s win over Minnesota, tipping Kirk Cousins’ pass into the hands of teammate Duron Harmon in the closing minutes.Linebackers coach Brian Flores, who is calling plays for the defence this season, said Jackson and fellow rookies Keion Crossen and Duke Dawson have earned the trust of their teammates through their work ethic off the field.Belichick said Jackson’s ball skills first caught their attention as an undrafted player in the spring.“He’s just been very dependable and gotten better every day. It’s not always perfect, but he learns from his mistakes and corrects things,” Belichick said. “It’s taken a little time for him to gain some experience, but he’s doing a good job with it.”Safety Devin McCourty said Jackson’s willingness to be on an island at times will serve him and the team well going forward.“I think we’re starting to feel it that he knows we believe in him,” McCourty said.“We know he’s talented and can play and we’ve got his back. … We had him in some tough situations where we were counting on him to make plays sometimes by himself with no help and he showed up. He had been doing that every time we gave him an opportunity to be out there.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightowerKyle Hightower, The Associated Press read more

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Vive Targi Kielce started season with a win

Polish champion, Vive Targi Kielce began season with a win over Belarus vice-champion Meshkov from Brest 32:26 (16:11). The TOP scorers were Thorrir Olafsson with 5 and Rastko Stojkovic with 4 goals in the winning team, while Milan Djukic scored 4 goals from Belarusians.Next rival for the team of Bogdan Wenta will be again from Belarus, but champion, Dinamo Minsk.PHOTO: VIVETARGI.PL ← Previous Story Dusan Beocanin to Austrian ULZ Sparkasse Schwaz Next Story → IHF choosing World’s Best Coaches for 2011 KielceMeshkov BrestVive Targi Kielce read more

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Asbestosis sufferer sues Dunlop

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A Greek Australian man is suing Goodyear Dunlop tyre factory after being diagnosed with asbestosis after working at the company for ten years. John Melissinos, 71, who worked at the Thomastown factory in High St from 1975 to 1985, is now in poor health due to the medical condition. Mr Melissinos had been exposed to and inhaled substantial quantities of asbestos in the course of his employment as he removed and applied asbestos lagging to steam pipes and oil tanks, and during its use in the tyre-manufacturing process. He had also been exposed to asbestos from brake pads, and in the process of removing asbestos debris from the factory floor, his lawyer Claire Setches from Slater and Gordon said.Ms Setches said her client now suffers from asbestosis, breathlessness, shock and anxiety, and a significantly-increased risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma.“He now also has to cope with a multitude of costs – including medical, hospital, nursing, pharmaceutical costs, and travel costs as he makes his way to appointments and treatments,” she said.“What’s more, he will need to rely on the kindness of his friends and family for the rest of his life, as he moves into his senior years with a serious lung condition,” she added.Many people were not aware that Goodyear Dunlop had used asbestos products in the tyre-manufacturing process, the lawyer said.“Many workers who’ve worked in similar roles to Mr Melissinos would have been unknowingly and unwittingly exposed, as uncontrolled removal of asbestos occurred in their day-to-day work,” Ms Setches said. “Goodyear Dunlop knew, or ought to have known, its employees were at danger of inhaling asbestos and developing serious lung disease as a consequence, but it failed to take any precautions.”Mr Melissinos hopes others who worked in tyre-manufacturing would take heed. “Most people have no idea that asbestos was used in the tyre industry. I would urge any former workers to speak to their doctor and lawyer as soon as possible,” he said.While not everyone exposed to asbestos develops lung cancer or other lung conditions, it is vital any ex-employees of the Thomastown factory put their names on the firm’s asbestos register, Ms Setches said.“Slater and Gordon’s register builds a database of workplaces where asbestos has been used, and is a comprehensive reference point in the event that workers develop an asbestos-related disease,” she said. “If in the future, workers are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, it means we can move quickly to identify how and where the exposure happened.”last_img read more

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WWE Live returns to Hawaii for first time in 7 years AJ

first_img WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Videos Articles John Oliver Takes On The WWE Twitter Was Vince McMahon Reluctant To Let AJ Styles Join WWE? WWE returning to Honolulu for the first time in 7 yearsHawaii News Now is featuring an article regarding WWE returning for a live event on June 29, 2016 for the first time in 7 years. Advertised for the show is WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Bray Wyatt, New Day, Kevin Owens, The Usos, AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, NXT Women’s Champion Asuka and WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte.AJ Styles talks Roman Reigns, becoming new No. 1 ContenderMichael Cole is featuring a new interview with AJ Styles this week talking about becoming the new No. 1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and how he plans to “hit a little bit harder” when facing off with Roman Reigns.Preview for WWE Payback on May 1, 2016WWE has released the official video promo for WWE Payback on May 1, 2016. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Roman Reigns Good interview. Facebook April 9, 2016 at 5:36 amcenter_img Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:33 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins 1 COMMENT Videos Articles A.J. Styles Google+ Now Playing Up Next Daniel Bryan WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte 9/8 WWE Supershow Results: Syracuse, New York (Kingston vs. Orton, Rollins vs. Corbin) 9/14 WWE Live Results: Macon, Georgia (Rollins defends Universal Title, Tamina returns) FordOLoads Pinterest Videos Articles Comments are closed.last_img read more

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Galmo Williams in physical therapy now

first_img BIG REWARD FOR ARMED ROBBERY THUGS, Friends enraged Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews #TCIlovesGilley Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIlovesGilley Family talks tough, puts up REWARD in Galmo Williams shooting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 15, 2017 – Physical therapy started today for Galmo Williams and the former premier is said to be pushing past pain as he thanks God for life.   In another update on her Facebook page, Gilleys wife Althea Williams is thankful to well wishers as she reports on her husband’s progress.Mrs. Williams said today began the long road to recovery after a surgery which saw shattered bones realigned.  The realignment surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida was delayed until the swelling went down; the avid golfer is said to be in extreme pain.There remains a $20,000 reward for information in the case where Gilley was robbed and shot in the knee on Superbowl Sunday night in the Grace Bay area.  Magnetic Media understands that the reward money purse may soon grow. Recommended for youlast_img read more

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This is the year to beat the Patriots

first_imgThe Patriots are impossibly headed to their eighth consecutive AFC Championship Game after blowing out the Chargers over the weekend, but despite Belichick and Brady wiping the floor with Philip Rivers, Colin still thinks year is the best chance NFL teams are going to get to take down New England for the foreseeable future.The Pats looked dominant this weekend, but they still do have obvious weaknesses, and the poorest collection of offensive weapons they’ve had since they won their first title in 2001. Even though Gronk is a shell of himself, Julian Edelman is aging, and they had uncharacteristic losses to bottom feeders, Belichick is likely to load up on reinforcements this offseason with 12 draft picks and additional cap space from Gronk’s likely retirement or release.The fact New England is this good with this roster is ludicrous. It’s not going to get any easier after their roster holes get filled. This is as vulnerable as they’re gonna get until Brady  decides to hang it up.last_img read more

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A look at KompoZer Webeditor in GNULinux

first_imgA look at KompoZer Web-editor in GNU/Linux by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on April 18, 2018 in Development, Linux – Last Update: April 19, 2018 – 8 commentsSome people code HTML/CSS oldskool in software like Atom, Notepadqq, or even nano/vi, but others enjoy using what’s called a WYSIWYG editor, which stands for What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get.KompoZer, is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG editor worth looking at despite the fact that it has not been updated for a very long time. Note though that KompoZer lacks support for features like HTML5 or CSS3 that were introduced after the last version of the HTML editor was released.As is the case with a lot, but not all, of software in GNU/Linux systems that people use, KompoZer is technically multi-platform, but I would say that the GNU/Linux and MacOS user share dominate the Windows one, from my experience.Tip: Check out Joe’s KompoZer review from 2008.Installing KompoZerKompoZer is available in pretty well every major distribution repository, there should be no issues finding it for anything but the more obscure systems.FeaturesAccording to the Kompozer website, “KompoZer is based on Gecko, the layout engine inside Mozilla; it’s a super-fast, very reliable, standards conformant engine maintained on a daily basis by a wide community of developers. Its remarkable support of XML, CSS and JavaScript offers the best authoring platform on the market. Its architecture based on XUL makes it the most extensible editing tool ever.”The KompoZer website also directly compares the program, to the popular Adobe Dreamweaver software, saying users will feel “Right at home with KompoZer” with some features such as:WYSIWYG editing of pages, making web creation as easy as typing a letter with your word processor.Integrated file management via FTP. Simply login to your web site and navigate through your files, editing web pages on the fly, directly from your site.Reliable HTML code creation that will work with all of today’s most popular browsers.Jump between WYSIWYG Editing Mode and HTML using tabs.Tabbed editing to make working on multiple pages a snap.Powerful support for forms, tables, and templates.The easiest-to-use, most powerful Web Authoring System available for Desktop Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh users.The website goes on to list more features, suc as FTP Site management, CSS Editor, Customizable toolbars, etc.The full feature list can be viewed a their website http://www.kompozer.net/features.phpMy own experience with KompoZerI have used KompoZer on and off for the better part of a decade, and its a bit of a love-hate relationship, but ultimately I still recommend it as a free tool for people to use.While it is free, and open-source, and it has many of the features people would need for web creation, I’ll say that it feels dated. And it is, KompoZer is old software, but because its still stable on most systems, its still a great tool. But, another issue due to its age, is that KompoZer does not handle HTML5 or CSS3.However if you’re looking for free, and solid, it’ll still do the trick especially if you are just getting started and don’t care (yet) about HMTL5 or CSS3 support.Now you: What do you use for HTML/CSS Editing? Let us know in the comments!SummaryArticle NameA look at KompoZer Web-editor in GNU/LinuxDescriptionKompoZer, is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG editor worth looking at despite the fact that it has not been updated for a very long time. Note though that KompoZer lacks support for features like HTML5 or CSS3 that were introduced after the last version of the HTML editor was released.Author Mike Turcotte-McCuskerPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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3D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection Reduces Callbacks Over Long Term

first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more February 19, 2016 — The benefits associated with 3-D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), can be maintained years after a patient’s first DBT screening with regularly scheduled DBT imaging, according to a JAMA Oncology study. The study was conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.The findings provide the first longitudinal evidence that the benefits of initial DBT screening – fewer patients called back for sometimes unnecessary imaging, more cancer cases found in recalled patients, and fewer breast cancers diagnosed between regularly scheduled screening appointments in women who received a healthy negative reading – can be sustained and improved over time with consecutive DBT screening.In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved (FDA) use of DBT – which provides radiologists a 3-D reconstruction and clearer view of overlapping layers of breast tissue – in combination with standard digital mammography (DM) for breast cancer screening. Findings from the Penn team published in 2014 reported that screening women with DBT in addition to DM not only improves detection of invasive cancers, but also reduces the number of patients called to return for potentially unnecessary imaging.In the new study, the Penn team — including the study’s senior author, Emily F. Conant, M.D., chief of breast imaging in the Department of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine — analyzed 44,468 screening mammography examinations of 23,958 women (who had no history or clinical history of breast cancer) performed at Penn’s Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.All screenings took place during the year prior (September 2010 to August 2011), in which women received DM only, and the three consecutive years after the practice converted from DM to all DBT, in which all women received a DBT of two-view DM and two-view DBT of each breast (October 2011 through September 2014).“These findings reaffirm that 3-D mammography is a better mammogram for breast cancer screening,” Conant said. “These results are an important step toward informing policies so that all women can receive 3-D mammography for screening.”The team compared differences in screening outcomes between each DBT year and the DM baseline year as well as between groups of women with a history of only one, two, or three DBT screenings.Recall rates increased slightly in years one, two and three, at 88, 90, and 92 per 1000 screened, respectively, but remained significantly reduced from the rate of 104 per 1000 in the DM only group. Cancer cases detected in recalled patients rose from 4.4 percent in DM alone, to 6.2 percent, 6.5 percent, and 6.7 percent in years one, two and three of DBT screening, respectively. Additionally, outcomes for the most recent screening for individual women undergoing one, two, or three DBT screenings showed decreasing recall rates of 130, 78, and 59 per 1000 patients screened, respectively. So-called “interval cancer” rates decreased slightly from 0.7 per 100 women screened with DM to 0.5 per 1000 screened with DBT.The research team also looked at subgroups based on breast density and age. For the first subgroup, patients were categorized as non-dense (Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System [BI-RADS] score of 1 or 2) or dense (BI-RADS score of 3 or 4). The reduction in recall rates was only sustained in women with non-dense breasts, as noted in an accompanying editorial by Nehmat Houssami, MBBS, FAFPHM, Ph.D., Sydney School of Public Health, and Diana L. Miglioretti, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at University of California Davis School of Medicine.Houssami and Miglioretti cautioned that while these results are promising, it is too early to make generalizations about the long-term effectiveness of DBT. “The majority of women in the United States receive screening from community-based radiology practices, and their mammograms are interpreted by general radiologists who do not specialize in breast imaging,” the authors said, noting that this practice is different from many other countries. “Thus, it will be important to determine whether the results from this academic medical center with breast imaging specialists can be replicated in other U.S. settings and other countries,” they concluded.  For more information: www.oncology.jamanetwork.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Breast Imaging | February 19, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis 3-D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection, Reduces Callbacks Over Long Term Penn Medicine study offers first look into long-term performance of 3-D mammography screening 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 | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… 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 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Contentlast_img read more

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Air New Zealand says Bollocks to Virgin criticism

first_imgAir New Zealand has gone to extraordinary lengths to deny accusations that it’s planned alliance with Virgin Blue will turn it into a “no frills” carrier.Responding to critical editorial in The Listener magazine, the airline took out a full-page advertisement using sign language in The New Zealand Herald newspaper. The Listener editorial says the airline’s “downmarket shift clearly has more to do with optimising profits and preparing for the possibility of the alliance than it is has to do with customer wishes”.The editorial said New Zealanders would have to come to terms “with a depressing inevitability: the ‘quality’ airline we have been so proud of is going determinedly downmarket on its Australian and Pacific routes” regardless of whether the alliance goes ahead or not.Air NZ also created an online response to the editorial, where a woman stands alongside chief executive Rob Fyfe and uses sign language to rebut The Listener’s claims.Rob Fyfe says: (through a sign language interpreter) “Dear Listener. Ironically it seems you haven’t been listening to us. We’ve got to say, you are hardly being true to your name.“If you had bothered to give Rob a call, you would have heard loud and clear about our continued dedication to being the world’s best airline.“As you appear to have turned a deaf ear to us, we thought it best to respond in a language you may be more familiar with.“You reckon its ‘inevitable’ Air New Zealand will downgrade its services if our proposed trans-Tasman alliance with Virgin gets approved.“Bollocks!” Virgin would, said Fyfe, be upgrading its services, rather than Air NZ downgrading. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2a11d/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more

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