US Sends JVs To World Hoops

first_imgBILBAO, Spain — The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest.Some stars couldn’t play. Others wouldn’t. Then the losses really started piling up for the U.S. national basketball team.Kevin Love pulled out while awaiting his recently completed trade to Cleveland. Paul George broke his right leg in a horrific collision that shook up teammates and perhaps the future of international basketball.Finally, Kevin Durant, the Americans’ best player and the NBA’s MVP, changed his mind about taking part in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.The U.S. team that remains is good enough to win but vulnerable enough to lose — perhaps to the Spain squad that was so close against much more powerful Americans in the last two Olympics and could get a third shot on its home court.“We still have a goal and that’s to win gold, and we can’t (say), ‘Oh, Kevin dropped out, Paul got hurt, so this is going to be tough for us,’” U.S. center Anthony Davis said. “We hear everybody saying that. We’re trying to prove that wrong.”The former world basketball championship begins Saturday at four sites throughout Spain and the Canary Islands. The Americans start a fairly benign group here in Basque Country against Finland, with Spain facing the most powerful pool in Granada, joined by European champion France, Brazil and Serbia.Eight teams will advance to Barcelona and the other eight to Madrid for the knockout rounds. The gold-medal game is Sept. 14 in Madrid, the only time the U.S. and Spain could meet.The Americans held off the Spanish in Olympic thrillers in 2008 and 2012, fueled by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony. It would now be up to a much younger U.S. squad — its youngest featuring professionals — led by Davis, Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, James Harden and Kyrie Irving.And if they win, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said it would be even sweeter than the Olympic victories.“When you have expectations based on what you think you had, and you get dealt those blows and you recover and you’re able to still get the job done, it’s sweet,” Colangelo said. “That’s why I said what I did.”Other contenders are also short-handed.Tony Parker is taking the summer off instead of playing for France, and Spurs teammate Manu Ginobili can’t suit up for Argentina because of a lingering leg injury. Lithuania starting point guard Mantas Kalnietas was lost to a shoulder injury Tuesday in an exhibition game, weakening a potential semifinal opponent for the Americans.That could leave Spain as the team arriving in the best shape, a skilled and veteran unit featuring Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka up front and Jose Calderon, Ricky Rubio, Rudy Fernandez and Juan Carlos Navarro in the backcourt. The 2006 world champions went 8-0 in exhibition play.“It’s a very special opportunity to try and achieve something big, which is nothing other than to be world champions again,” Pau Gasol told FIBA.com recently. “It would be incredible to achieve this at home but in order to do that, we need to follow a lot of steps, compete at the highest level, give everything and enjoy every moment.”The Americans were beaten by Greece in the semifinals of the 2006 worlds but haven’t lost since, running off 54 straight victories. They are the only team deep enough to withstand the kind of player losses they’ve faced and still be considered by many the team to beat.“They have a great team and I think they are the favorite in this world championship,” Slovenia’s Edo Muric said after the Americans’ 101-71 exhibition victory in the Canary Islands on Tuesday.But they are young, with an average age of just 24.08 years, about a half-year younger than the 2010 championship team that featured holdovers Curry, Rose, and Rudy Gay. That might seem old in the future if NBA owners, in the wake of George’s injury, push to re-examine the policy of allowing veteran players to compete internationally.For now, youth is another obstacle the Americans face as they try to repeat as world champions for the first time. “I feel old. I’m like the third-oldest guy on the team compared to back then,” the 26-year-old Curry said.“We were all 21 and 22 year olds, couple of vets, so we’re all at different parts of our career right now. More experienced, and having that experience in Turkey to rely on for myself, D-Rose … and Rudy hopefully can lead this team where we want to go.“We definitely have high expectations for what we’re trying to do.”(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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TESTIMONY BEGINS IN TRAN WALKER MURDER TRIAL

first_imgWitness testimony began quickly in the first degree murder trial Thursday of 19-year-old Tran Walker in Woodbury County District Court.Neither attorney gave an opening statement in the bench trial presided over by Judge Tod Deck and ten witnesses took the stand before the noon break.Walker is charged with two counts of first degree murder for allegedly stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend, 17-year-old Paiten Sullivan and an acquaintance, 18-year-old Felipe Negron Jr., after an argument in the Cecelia Park area of Morningside in January of 2018.The first witness called was Stevie Sullivan, Peyton’s stepmother, who testified that Peyton was dating Tran Walker in the summer of 2017, and that Peyton had runaway on several occasions before deciding to end her relationship with Walker:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WALKER1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….. yes she did. :10Stevie Sullivan also said Peyton began keeping a knife under her pillow at home.Peyton’s father, Shannon Sullivan testified that he told his daughter to block Walker, whom he had never met, from her social media, and that he thought she was staying overnight at a friend’s house in South Sioux City the night of her death.Edwina Rodriquez, the mother of the second victim, Felipe Negron Jr, testified that her son called her after he was stabbed to tell her he loved her:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WALKER2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………something wrong. :11Luis Bernal was one of two men standing outside a nearby bar who testified they saw an argument between Walker and Sullivan in a nearby parking lot and ran to her aide when it appeared she was in trouble:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WALKER3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….fell to the ground. :14Bernal testified that Felipe Negron Jr. then told him that Tran Walker had stabbed them.Also testifying during the first day of the trial were Sioux City Police and E-M-S Fire Rescue personnel who treated the victims.They described the severity of the stab wounds and blood loss and how the two teens had stopped breathing before they were transported to the hospital.Hospital Emergency Room personnel testified in the afternoon that neither teen was responsive or had a pulse when they arrived at Mercy Medical Center.last_img read more

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Mother of baby killed in Edmonton fire thankful for support looking ahead

first_imgEDMONTON – The mother of a five-month-old baby boy who died in an Edmonton house fire says she is touched by the support she is receiving from everyone.Angie Tang says in a brief statement that she is especially thankful for a GoFundMe page that has been set up for her and her son Hunter.She also says she is aware of the arrests that have been made and is beginning to consider decisions around Hunter’s final resting place.Hunter died in a fire last week that police have said was purposely set.Firefighters rescued Tang and Hunter, but the boy died of smoke inhalation and Tang is in hospital.Cordell Brown, the baby’s father, has said he was sleeping on the main floor and that his wife was asleep on the second floor with their son when the fire broke out.Two people face several charges, including second-degree murder and arson, and are to appear in court on Friday.last_img read more

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East Timors Assembly receives first draft of constitution UN mission

The UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) said the 12 political parties represented in the Assembly held internal meetings to go over the draft and discuss its 151 articles. Plenary debate on the Constitution is expected to begin in the days ahead.At a press conference today, Assembly President Francisco “Lú-Olo” Guterres, who distributed the drafts, said he was confident the text reflected the aspirations of the East Timorese people.The Assembly’s Committee on Systemization and Harmonization completed the draft on Tuesday after molding sections prepared by thematic groups into one cohesive text. read more

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As refugees start to flee Sri Lanka UN refugee agency warns of

The United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) said today that its staff in Sri Lanka reports a “trickle” of refugees fleeing to India in fishing boats, raising concerns about the deterioration of the security situation in Sri Lanka. “Although small, this is the first arrival of refugees to Rameswaram reported since January 2003, and points to a worrisome deterioration of the security situation in the north and east of Sri Lanka, William Spindler, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said, referring to a town on the Indian coast.UNHCR is also closely monitoring the internal displacement situation, and is prepared to provide humanitarian relief assistance to new internally displaced when and if required, he told journalists in Geneva.Earlier this week, responding to the deteriorating security situation in Sri Lanka, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on the country’s Government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to support the ceasefire and resume talks, deploring a weekend attack on the facilities of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission.The Mission was set up under the ceasefire agreement of February 2002 aimed at ending two decades of fighting between the Government and separatist forces that has claimed some 60,000 lives. read more

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California bill seeking to end orca shows at SeaWorld stalls panel says

California bill seeking to end orca shows at SeaWorld stalls; panel says further study needed Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, seated second from right, meets with supporters of his measure that bans holding killer whales for performance and entertainment purposes, Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Supporters of the bill, AB2140 criticize the negative aspects of captive orcas at Sea World. The bill goes before the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Tuesday.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.The bill’s author, Democrat Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, agreed during the bill’s first hearing before the water, parks and wildlife committee to revisit his proposal after further study. As a result, AB2140 is dead for this year and the soonest lawmakers could vote on the proposal would be mid-2015.“It’s unfortunate that much of the conversation has been fueled … by fear and invective and misinformation,” Bloom said. “It’s clear that many committee members are simply unprepared to make a decision on the bill.”Bloom was inspired by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish” in which filmmakers argue that captivity and mistreatment of orcas make the animals aggressive. It examined the events leading to the 2010 death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in SeaWorld Orlando when the whale Tilikum pulled her underwater.John Hargrove, a former SeaWorld trainer in Texas and San Diego who appeared in “Blackfish,” told lawmakers at the hearing that orcas appeared agitated and dragged him underwater multiple times.The bill would have banned the import, export and breeding of orcas while requiring SeaWorld San Diego to move its 10 killer whales out of tanks and into larger sea pens.Witnesses for the marine park said that was not a viable option, and SeaWorld lobbyist Scott Wetch told lawmakers the bill would have likely resulted in the orcas being moved to parks outside the state.Public outrage over the movie drove 1.2 million people to sign a petition that was delivered Monday to the Assembly by three elementary school students who successfully stopped an overnight school field trip to SeaWorld.Dozens of animal rights activists packed the hearing room on Tuesday to support the bill, with more waiting outside.SeaWorld dismissed their contention that orcas are too intelligent and too large for captivity.“That argument is not based on credible peer-reviewed science,” John Reilly, president of SeaWorld San Diego Park, said in an interview. “It’s based on emotion and a propaganda film.”Reilly said the bill would be detrimental because almost every visit to SeaWorld includes a killer whale show or viewing.San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Jerry Sanders said in a statement after the hearing that SeaWorld is important to the local economy because it provides thousands of jobs and attracts millions of visitors.SeaWorld has mounted an aggressive public relations campaign to discredit the film for relying on what it calls unqualified former employees and biased experts.The publicly traded company bought newspaper ads, set up a website countering “Blackfish,” and criticized the film on Twitter. SeaWorld says it expects record revenue in 2013 despite the film.Recent filings, however, showed a dip in attendance at the start of the year that the company attributes to a change in how holidays fall in the calendar year.Witnesses for SeaWorld said the animals receive the highest level of care and provide opportunities for research to help conserve killer whales in the wild.“The bill was deeply flawed and fundamentally flawed and didn’t appear to have support today,” Reilly said after the hearing. “We believe strongly there is an inspiration benefit to people seeing (killer whales) in our park.”Naomi Rose, a marine mammal scientist with the Animal Welfare Institute, a sponsor of the bill, said she was disappointed by the delay but believes science will ultimately show orcas are ill-suited for captivity.“Nobody likes to wait, but I’ve been doing this for over 20 years,” she told reporters after the hearing. “I’m playing the long game.”New York lawmakers have also been considering a bill to ban the captivity of killer whales, although there are none in the state. Rose said she had been working with lawmakers in Texas and Florida, where SeaWorld has parks in San Antonio and Orlando, to introduce similar legislation.The bill tested incoming Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, who has not taken a stance but said in a statement that she supported the interim study. The delay in a vote spared the Democrat from San Diego from an awkward situation balancing pressure from the party’s environmental base and one of the largest employers in her district. by Fenit Nirappil, The Associated Press Posted Apr 8, 2014 11:29 am MDT read more

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Weight control measures to be enacted for vehicles traversing Hinterland roads

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is moving to put systems in place to regulate the weights of the vehicles traversing the roads in the Hinterland, according to a government release.Conditions of the roads in the hinterland, despite on-going rehabilitation and upgrade works, remains unsatisfactory.This Irfaan Ali FB photo shows the deplorable state of a section of the roads in the Hinterland Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told the National Assembly today (Friday) that the ministry has already begun taking steps towards addressing this situation. He explained that in addition to procuring three automatic scales, the Ministry has drafted a Bill, that, once imposed will further regulate the weight of the vehicles traversing these roads. The Bill is at the Attorney General (AG) Chamber, Minister Patterson said.The Minister made these disclosures after he was questioned by Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Juan Edghill as to measures that the Ministry is taking to address the plight of the truckers and other passengers, traversing the several, present impassable hinterland roads, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).Minister Patterson in responding explained that Budget 2017 sets aside a total of $2.3B to bring redress to Hinterland roads, in recognition of the importance of making these vital road links accessible. The Minister explained that to date 83 percent of the funds allocated in Budget 2017, have been committed in contracts, and disbursed.He explained that whilst the ministry continued to invest in the upgrade and rehabilitation of these critical road links, a major challenge to their redress, remains the issue of overweight trucks.The imposition of the weight control measures will bring a solution to these problems, the Minister said. He said that already the Ministry has gotten the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and Guyana Gold and Diamond Miner Association (GGDMA) to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to adhere to the weight control measures that the ministry is seeking to put in place, DPI said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedImposing weight limits for interior roads will see escalation in prices for goods – MPJuly 13, 2017In “Business”Updated road policy to address overloaded vehiclesMarch 16, 2017In “Local News”Govt to install vehicle scales for hinterland roads to address woes- PattersonJuly 31, 2018In “Business” read more

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Komatsu fleet starts arriving at Fortunas Lindero gold project

first_imgThe ramp up to production at Fortuna Silver Mines’ Lindero gold project in Salta, Argentina, is well underway with equipment arriving on site ahead of first output in the September quarter of next year.In a project update, the company said initial on-site delivery of Komatsu mine equipment started in mid-July with the arrival of two graders and a dozer (see photo).The manufacturer is on schedule to deliver 11 additional pieces of equipment, including six 100 t rigid dump trucks and two 13 m³ wheel loaders, in September.Final delivery of two mine production drill rigs is scheduled for November 2018, which will allow development activities to kick off in December and drilling and blasting to take place in March 2019.Jorge Ganoza, President, CEO and Director of Fortuna Silver, said delays in the building and expansion of the camp at site had been a limiting factor for commencing certain contracts, but the project team was working on opportunities to further “optimise the sequencing of concrete, electromechanical and piping installations to streamline the project’s schedule”.He said mass earth movement and leach pad construction was, after a slow start, in “full gear”, while detailed engineering was between 70% and 100% completed in all project areas.Lindero has been designed as an 18,750 tpd open-pit mine with a life of 13 years based on existing reserves. Crushed ore will be placed on a leach pad with the pregnant solution pumped to SART and ADR plants prior to electrowining and refining where gold will be poured to doré bars.The project is expected to cost $239 million in upfront capital to build and is expected to produce 96,000 oz/y of the yellow metal.last_img read more

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Poll Should Ireland have a guaranteed income

first_img No (2464) Yes (2748) I’m not sure (1634) SWITZERLAND WILL VOTE next month on a proposal that would guarantee every Swiss an unconditional income of €2,000 a month.The measure would “ensure a dignified existence and participation in the public life of the whole population”, say supporters.So, today’s question is Should Ireland Have a Guaranteed Income?center_img Poll Results: YesNoI’m not sureVoteRead: Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000last_img read more

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Its Friday so heres a baby squirrel adopted by two giant dogs

first_imgApple Moonbeam was found abandoned in a wooded area by photographer Nick Radford. Here he is taking a ride on Maverick’s head: STOP EVERYTHING! We have found the best cat video ever>Harrison Ford storms off the Jimmy Kimmel set> YouTube/NickRadford Apple Moonbeam is five weeks old and is currently being hand fed a mixture of rehydrating fluid and some “homemade Radford squirrel formula (kitten milk substitute and heavy whipping cream)”.center_img Nick Radford/Instagram MEET APPLE MOONBEAM, Maverick and Scout.They are a tiny, orphaned baby squirrel, and two giant dogs.(Well, they’re regular-sized dogs, but look giant compared to the tiny squirrel, you see?)last_img read more

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Is the Clambook the Palm Folio reborn

first_imgClamcase is known for making laptop-style docks for the iPad, but its newest initiative seeks to take your smartphone to the big screen. The newly announced Clambook is a super-thin laptop shell that connects to an Android device or iPhone via its video-out connector. The result, on supported phones, is a more latptop-like experience.The device will make use of a technology called MHL on Android, which may very well be lurking in your phone without your knowledge. MHL, or Mobile High-Definition Link, outputs HD video over the microUSB port which can then be converted to an HDMI signal and pumped into any device. This technology can send sound along with the video, and since it uses the USB port, power can be sent back to the device.The Clambook will handle all of this with its built-in MHL connector in order to throw your phone’s UI up on the screen. Devices that are based on Android 4.0 or later should tolerate this well. With the right equipment, you can perform this same trick now. The home screen will rotate automatically, and you can tether a Bluetooth mouse to get a cursor. Just how it will support the iPhone is not clear yet. Most of Clamcase’s renders show an Android interface.Devices with on-screen Android buttons (like the Galaxy Nexus) will show them on the screen, but the Clambook will have keyboard buttons for those that don’t. Its built-in keyboard and mouse should just work with Android 4.0 and higher devices. The dock itself has a widescreen LED-backlit panel of indeterminate size and a very MacBook Air feel to the casing.The new Clambook is supposed to be out in time for the holiday season, but there is no word on pricing. Palm tried the same thing with the Palm Folio a number of years ago, but ended up canceling the product before it shipped. Perhaps Clamcase can do better.via Engadgetlast_img read more

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Bow of WWII Submarine Discovered Off Alaskan Coast

first_imgStay on target A team of ocean explorers using autonomous underwater robots has discovered the bow of the World War II submarine USS Grunion 77 years after the sub went missing near the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.The submarine, which had a crew of 70 sailors, went missing about a month after it departed on its first war patrol in 1942. It wasn’t seen again until 2007, when its wreckage was found off the coast of the Aleutian Islands by the sons of the Grunion’s captain, Lieutenant Commander Mannert L. Abele.But now, the bow of the submarine has been identified, completing a vital part of the puzzle and answering questions posed during the Abele brothers’ expeditions to find it, according to Tim Taylor of the Lost 52 Project, which searches for sunken World War II submarines.“I am honored to add to the discovery that was accomplished by the Abele bothers,” Taylor said.The bow was found in 2,713 feet of water near Kiska with a combination of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and advanced photogrammetry imaging, new technologies that are forging a new frontier in subsea exploration, according to a press release.USS Grunion Stern Section (Photo Credit: Lost 52 Project)USS Grunion was a Gato-class submarine commissioned on April 11, 1942. On her way through the Caribbean to her first posting in Pearl Harbor, she rescued 16 survivors from USAT Jack, which had been torpedoed by a U-boat. But her first war patrol was, unfortunately, her last.Sent to the Aleutian Islands in June 1942, she operated off Kiska, Alaska, where she sank two Japanese patrol boats. Ordered back to the naval operating base in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on July 30, the submarine was never heard from again. She was declared overdue from patrol and assumed lost with no survivors on October 5, 1942.In October 2018, the Lost 52 Project team returned to the site of the main wreck and found that the ship’s bow had slid down a steep volcanic embankment, Taylor told CNN.The USS Grunion in March 1942. (Photo Credit: US Navy photo, courtesy of Electric Boat Corporation & ussubvetsofworldwarii.org)The team put together a 3D scan of the bow and presented it to the Abele family. “When we brought it back to the family, it opened up so much more understanding of what happened and why it sank and what happened to the submarine,” Taylor said.The Lost 52 Project takes large data sets collected on their discoveries and process them into 3D archaeological photogrammetry models.“This goes so far past video or still imagery, it truly is the future of recording historical underwater discoveries,” Taylor said. “Spending minimal time on site collecting a comprehensive 3D historical baseline model allows archaeologists and historians to spend months back home performing detailed research.”Watch This Next: This Tiny Autonomous Drone Will Upgrade Your Selfie GameMore on Geek.com:Deep-Sea Explorers Discover Wreck of WWII Aircraft Carrier USS WaspJapanese WWII Battleship Sunk By US Found Off Solomon IslandsAustralian WWII Ship Discovered 77 Years After It Was Sunk Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists last_img read more

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Enter Jal Shakti Abhiyan programme information on portal

first_imgNizamabad: District Collector M Rammohan Rao has instructed the officials to register information on Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) programme in the online portal at a Jal Shakti Abhiyan meeting held with the officials in his chamber here on Wednesday.Speaking on the occasion, the Collector said water conservation programme in the district, along with the five blocks identified under the Jal Shakti Abhiyan in the district, are to be recorded on the Jal Shakti Abhiyan portal from time to time. The officials found out groundwater problem is serious in five mandals in the district. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Officials designated as nodal officers for these mandals should take up water conservation initiatives. Collector Rao suggested that the officials of Agriculture, Irrigation departments, groundwater and DRDA should take special care of these activities.The meeting was attended by DDA Makal Govind, groundwater department Deputy Director Prasad, DRDO Ramesh Rathod, in-charge DPO Krishnamurthy and Irrigation department EE Radha Kishan and others.last_img read more

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Keanu Reeves to replace RDJ and Chris Evans in next MCU movie

first_imgIn picture: Keanu Reeves at the premiere of The Matrix Revolutions.Reuters File PhotoKeanu Reeves has become an internet sensation after starring in a couple of amazing acting thriller movies. As we all know, the entire internet loves him for the person he is and now the John Wick 3 actor has also caught the eyes of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who wants him to come on board in MCU movie. If Keanu agrees to star in a superhero movie then he will be the first big name to replace Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans in MCU.In Avengers Endgame, we saw the end of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. We all know that Iron Man is dead and Captain America is too old to fight anyone. It simply means that Marvel needs a big hero to get on board who will take the command and carry on the superhero franchise on his shoulders. In a recent interview with comicbook.com, Kevin Feige was asked whether he had ever considered Matrix star Keanu in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.To amaze everyone, the studio head Feige stated that Marvel has tried to talk to him for almost every superhero movie that has made so far. It means that Keanu was reportedly asked to star in Iron Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and others.”I don’t know when, if, or ever he’ll join the MCU, but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it,” Feige said. Avengers: Endgame posterTwitterApparently, this is not for the first time when the reports of Keanu Reeves to join the MCU have surfaced online. As earlier reported, there were several alleged claims that suggested that Keanu will reportedly star with Angelina Jolie in the upcoming The Eternals movie. The Eternals has been in pipeline from several years and after Endgame became the #1 movie in the world, it looks like the perfect time to introduce several new superheroes.If Marvel manages to convince/negotiate a deal with Keanu Reeves for The Eternals then the upcoming MCU movie would actually become the next big thing because of its star cast.Meanwhile, very little is known about the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans are still hoping that they will get to see Robert Downey Jr. or Chris Evans portraying their respective roles in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home movie.last_img read more

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Air India turnaround Will debt SPV and fresh equity infusion save national

first_img Close The debt-laden national carrier has been kept afloat with the help of a bailout package given by the UPA regime in 2012. Earlier this year, the Narendra Modi government’s attempt to make a strategic disinvestment had failed to materialise.In September, oil marketing companies served an ultimatum to the carrier over the non-payment of dues. It was reported that Air India owed oil companies around Rs 5,000 crore in dues. It would be sad if a private person buys the iconic Air India building: Nitin Gadkaricenter_img An Air India Airbus A320 passenger aircraft.ReutersAnother plan to reduce Air India’s debt and keep the national carrier flying is taking shape but there are also concerns if another round of cash burn will make a turnaround possible.The creation of a Special purpose Vehicle (SPV) for reducing the national carrier’s debt had cropped up many times in the past but now it looks like a certainty.As much as Rs 29,000 crore of the airline’s working capital debt will be transferred to the SPV, thereby halving the debt burden of the company, the Economic Times reported on Monday, citing three officials.The carrier has received almost an equal amount in the last six years under a rescue package offered by the previous government. Sceptics would ask if the latest measure will actually save the carrier and plug the holes through which money drains.The bigger question is whether funnelling more money into the carrier will actually help it turn around. Is debt reduction alone a panacea for the ills of the airline? Higher fuel bills, bloated operational costs, rising staff costs and tightening competition all will make the ride choppier for the airline.As per the latest reports, the SPV will be known as Air India Assets Holding (AIAHL) and will be headed by Air India’s chairman.The report also said that the government is also planning an equity infusion, the decision on which will be taken during the parliament’s winter session.”An equity infusion into Air India by the government is also being discussed … An approval for equity infusion from the parliament will be taken during the winter session,” one of the sources told the daily.2012 bailoutAir India is saddled with a debt of Rs 55,000 crore. The AIAHL, which will take over more than half of it, will meet the repayment and interest obligations by selling the airline’s assets and subsidiaries.When this plan materialises, Air India will be left with a debt of Rs 26,000 crore.last_img read more

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TMC observes second black day

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress observed “black day” across the state on Sunday, protesting against the incident at Silchar Airport, where the party’s MPs, an MLA and a minister were “manhandled” when they went to speak to people after 40 lakh names were excluded in the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC). Sunday was the second day when “black day” was observed by Trinamool Congress.It may be recalled that on Friday, Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chattreethe had said that ‘black day’ will be observed on Saturday and Sunday, protesting against the undemocratic confinement of the party leaders at Silchar. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn Sunday too, Trinamool Congress workers and supporters wore black badges and held rallies in several parts of the state. They also held meetings condemning the undemocratic confinement of the MPs, an MLA and senior minister Firhad Hakim.There were rallies at different places, including Garia, where Trinamool Congress workers and supporters staged a demonstration that continued for around two hours. All wore black badges and shouted slogans protesting against the harassment of their leaders at Silchar Airport. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSenior Trinamool Congress leader and the state’s Food and Supplies minister Jyotipriya Mallick headed a rally at Habra in North 24-Parganas. There was a huge rally in this connection at Kanksa in West Burdwan.Protest marches were also organised at various places in Howrah. The party supporters carried posters and placards carrying messages protesting the incident at Silchar Airport. The party workers in Rajarhat also took out rallies and staged demonstrations at various places in the area.It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had criticised the Centre in this connection, stating that it seems “super emergency” is going on in the country. She had also raised her voice against the exclusion of 40 lakh names from Assam’s NRC.last_img read more

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Olea Medical to Join Toshiba Medical Systems Corp Group

first_img Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Related Content Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Neuro Imaging | 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 Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 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 | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 03, 2015 Olea Medical to Join Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. Group Acquisition will integrate Olea’s advanced post-processing and image analysis software with Toshiba MRI systems Image courtesy of Toshiba America Medical SystemsNovember 3, 2015 — Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. announced Oct. 13 that it completed the acquisition of the outstanding shares of Olea Medical SA, following approval from the French Ministry of Economy.This acquisition enables Toshiba to accelerate the growth of its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) business by leveraging Olea’s cutting-edge software technology for advanced post-processing and image analysis, as well as its broad relationships with key research institutions and customers.Toshiba will also be able to provide multimodality solutions by integrating Olea’s post-processing software with Vitrea, a widely known enterprise and scanner-connected workstation by Vital Images Inc., another subsidiary of Toshiba, to improve collaboration among experts, consolidate and standardize workflows and enhance diagnostic confidence.For more information: www.toshibamedicalsystems.com, www.olea-medical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read morelast_img read more

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Navidea Presents Lymphoseek Breast Cancer Data at SNMMI 2016

first_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 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 | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 06, 2016 Navidea Presents Lymphoseek Breast Cancer Data at SNMMI 2016 Data from three investigator-initiated studies of breast imaging agent demonstrated positive comparative results versus other common agents 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 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 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 | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more July 6, 2016 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. announced results from three investigator-initiated studies of the Lymphoseek injection at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 11-15 in San Diego. Data from all three studies demonstrated beneficial performance characteristics of Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) injection and positive comparative results versus commonly-used, non-receptor-targeted imaging agents.In the presentation entitled, “Performance of Tc-99m tilmanocept when used alone is as or more effective in localizing sentinel nodes than sulfur colloid plus blue dye,” Jonathan Unkart and Anne Wallace, M.D., Department of Surgery at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), described a retrospective evaluation of the rate of localization of Lymphoseek when used alone compared to sulfur colloid (SC), blue dye (BD) and SC plus BD. The study included results from 148 breast cancer patients evaluated in two, prospective Phase 3 Lymphoseek clinical trials (data published in Annals of Surgical Oncology 2013). SC and BD data was derived from a literature search presented at SNMMI 2013 Annual Meeting including treatment groups of 17,814 SC alone, 12,821 BD alone and 19,627 SC+BD patients.Results showed the following localization rates: Lymphoseek alone: 0.9865, SC alone: 0.9249, BD alone: 0.8294 and SC+BD: 0.9636. The author’s analysis suggests that Lymphoseek provided superior sentinel lymph node localization in breast cancer patients compared to the other non-targeting agents alone or in combination providing surgeons the option to use just a single agent.The second presentation, “Use of lymphoscintigraphy with Tc-99m tilmanocept does not affect the number of nodes removed during sentinel node biopsy (SLNB) in breast cancer,” also presented by Unkart, showed data from a retrospective review evaluating whether there is a difference in the number of nodes removed using Lymphoseek during SLNB in patients who had a pre-operative imaging procedure called lymphoscintigraphy prior to SLNB versus those who only had intra-operative sentinel node (SN) identification. The results indicate that in breast cancer, identification and removal of SNs using lymphoscintigraphy (3.0 SNs) did not significantly alter the number of SLNs removed during a SLNB procedure with no imaging (2.7 SNs).Lymphoseek’s selective-targeting performance characteristic enables the utilization of only a single dose of Lymphoseek per patient irrespective of whether both lymphoscintigraphy and SLNB are performed. The authors concluded that by using Lymphoseek, lymphoscintigraphy imaging procedures may be eliminated in this patient population and may reduce health care cost without impacting patient outcomes.The third presentation entitled, “Rate of sentinel lymph node visualization in fatty breasts: Tc-99m Tilmanocept versus Tc-99m filtered sulfur colloid,” described results from a study at Emory University School of Medicine using Lymphoseek in patients with fatty breast tissue a population that is known to be more difficult to localize nodes when doing SLNB. The results suggest that Lymphoseek more effectively visualized sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) both on lymphoscintigraphy and during surgery compared to filtered sulfur colloids (Tc-SC) with 100 percent localization using Lymphoseek intraoperatively.Maryam Shahrzad, M.D. presented retrospective data compiled from 29 consecutive patients with early stage breast cancer where lymphoscintigraphy was performed using Tc-SC and 28 patients where lymphoscintigraphy was performed using Lymphoseek. Multiple patient variables were recorded. The Tc-SC cohort included 96 percent of patients with fatty breasts versus 89 percent in the Lymphoseek group. Statistically significant findings included:In lymphoscintigraphy, SLN visualization occurred in 86 percent of the Lymphoseek group compared to 59 percent of the TC-SC group. (p-value: 0.02); andAt surgery, 100 percent of patients in the Lymphoseek group showed a “hot” SLN compared to only 79 percent of patients in the Tc-SC group. (p-value: 0.01)For more information: www.snmmi.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 morelast_img read more

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

first_imgGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows by The Associated Press Posted Oct 5, 2018 4:57 pm PDT Last Updated Oct 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:ABC’s “This Week” — To be announced.___NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.___CBS’ “Face the Nation” — To be announced.___CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio___“Fox News Sunday” — Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee chairwoman.last_img read more

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