12 August 2008A United Nations human rights expert today welcomed the approval of a new constitution in the Maldives, saying it demonstrated the country’s progress towards upholding democratic principles and ensuring the independence of the judiciary. Leandro Despouy, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, said in a statement issued in Geneva that the ratification of the constitution by Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom last Thursday was in line with recommendations he made after a visit to the Indian Ocean island chain in February last year.Mr. Despouy “expresses his satisfaction and calls on the Government to effectively implement the constitution,” according to the statement.The new constitution, the culmination of nearly four years of work by the Special Majlis or constitutional assembly, establishes the separation of powers and recognizes the independence of the judiciary.It contains provisions for the creation of a Supreme Court and the post of Prosecutor General, as well as for the setting up of a judicial service commission, an independent body that will decide on the appointment, dismissal and discipline for judges.Special Rapporteurs such as Mr. Despouy serve in an independent and unpaid capacity and report to the UN Human Rights Council.
In political races, it’s often useful to think of the number of “paths” a candidate or party has to victory, and sports is similar. In a best-of-seven battle like the World Series, for instance, there are sequences of wins and losses that are more likely than others.We can model this for the 2014 World Series — which the Kansas City Royals tied 1-1 with Wednesday night’s 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants — by setting up a simulation of the remaining games. For each game, we can measure which team “needs” to win more by counting the number of scenarios in which it wins the series while winning or losing that game. If very few series-winning simulations contained a loss in a given game, it stands to reason that there are few “paths” through which it can lose that game and still win the World Series (there’s a more detailed description of my methodology at the bottom of this article).A game is generally more important to the team that’s favored to win (often the home team), especially early in the series. But in this case, there is one exception due to the starting pitchers involved.Games 3 and 5, both of which are played in San Francisco, are more important to the Giants than the Royals; Kansas City can more frequently weather losses in those games and still win the series. (Put another way, there are comparatively fewer situations in which the Giants can win the series despite losing either of those games.)Game 4, however, is of roughly equal importance to each team. With Jason Vargas (who had a good season in 2014) scheduled to start for the Royals against San Francisco’s Ryan Vogelsong (who had a poor year), the game is very nearly a 50-50 proposition despite the Giants being at home. That means it’s a significant opportunity for the Royals to regain the home-field advantage they relinquished after losing Game 1. In the subset of simulations where the Royals win Game 4, they go on to win the World Series 66.6 percent of the time; in the subset where they lose Game 4, they only win the World Series 28.2 percent of the time.Of course, that’s just one way of looking at the importance of games in a series. When analyzing the NBA postseason in the past, I’ve quantified the overall importance of a playoff game by focusing on the likely shift in series win probability caused by its outcome. (This is similar to the way FiveThirtyEight contributor Michael Beuoy gauges the playoff implications of the NFL’s regular-season games.) And by that measure, Game 3 on Friday night tops the list by a little, but all of the games are of roughly equal importance — provided we account for the likelihood of each game happening (there’s a 73 percent chance the Royals and Giants go six games, and a 38 percent chance they go seven).As is usually the case with questions of this sort, the answer depends on how we define the importance of a game. The former takes a team’s perspective and asks how little it can afford to lose a given game; the latter measures how much the game impacts the overall outcome of the series, on average.Methodology: My model uses wins above average (WAA) data from Baseball-Reference.com, which can be broken down for each team into wins generated by starting pitchers and everyone else. To establish a baseline win expectancy for both the Giants and Royals, assuming average starting pitching, I added their WAA from non-starting pitchers to 81 (representing a .500 record) and divided by 162. Then I modified those baseline percentages using the WAA winning percentages for the probable starting pitchers in each remaining World Series game to take into account who was taking the mound.Those winning percentages can be plugged into Bill James’s Log5 formula (factoring in Major League Baseball’s traditional 54 percent home-field advantage) to give us win probabilities for each remaining game of the series. All that’s left after this step is to simulate the series 10,000 times and count the proportion of times each team won or lost a given game in the subset of simulations where they won the series.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Danny Salazar throws the ball during the American League Wild Card game Oct. 2 at Progressive Field. Tampa Bay won, 4-0.Courtesy of MCTIt was a feeling unlike any I had ever had before.On Oct. 2 — just six short months ago — I stood amidst 44,000 people waving towels, adrenaline coursing through my veins.A lifelong Cleveland sports fan, I’d never been afforded the opportunity to attend a playoff game in Cleveland for quite a few reasons — the first and foremost being that Cleveland doesn’t afford many playoff opportunities to its long suffering fans.Last year, however, the Cleveland Indians gave the city a glimmer of hope.Ending the 2013 regular season on an 10-game winning streak, the Indians secured home field advantage for the American League Wild Card Game against the Tampa Bay Rays and brought some of the magic of the mid-1990s back to the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.I’d only seen the aforementioned magic on TV, as I lived more than a thousand miles away from all of the action — I am from Florida — but knew how special Progressive Field was during the multiple World Series runs and finally, I got to experience it firsthand.It was a night I’ll never forget.As the Indians made their way out onto the field, the stadium roared unlike anything I’d ever heard. With each pitch, excitement intensified and the crowd grew more and more tense until, just like that, it was over.Despite multiple opportunities to bring in enough runs to secure the one-game, win-or-go-home victory, the Indians fell to the Rays 4-0, adding another sporting heartbreak to the litany of missed opportunities in “Believeland.”Thousands of fans left Progressive Field, but it just didn’t seem as if it — the season, the magic, the run — could truly be over. Heads were held as high as their hopes. The many fans knew, just as I and everyone in the clubhouse knew, the Indians could be on the brink of something special.This special something began last season, as the Indians brought in legendary manager Terry Francona to take over the club, signed former Ohio State Buckeye Nick Swisher to the largest free-agent contract in team history and had outfielder Michael Bourn slip into their hands.Fans knew for the first time since the ‘90s, the Indians were committed to winning, and after a painfully cold six months of offseason, the Indians’ path toward a World Series continues this season.A slightly bland offseason in terms of transactions brought the Tribe a new right fielder in David Murphy and a position change for Carlos Santana, who will now play third base on a regular basis, but also cost them two veteran starting pitchers — Ubaldo Jimenez to the Baltimore Orioles and Scott Kazmir to the Oakland Athletics — who were each an instrumental part of last season’s playoff run.In terms of change, however, that’s about it.A majority of the team we saw last season will suit up again in 2014, looking to pick up exactly where they left off.The outfield should mirror last season’s production, but Bourn’s legs still seem to be giving him trouble, as he is currently on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. The infield should be retooled as well, with Santana bringing his big bat to the hot corner. As for the pitcher-catcher battery, that’s where most of the questions lie.How will Yan Gomes handle a full season behind the plate? Can Danny Salazar prove to be the same pitcher we saw at the end of last season? Will Justin Masterson become an elite-caliber ace? Will the bullpen — with the newly acquired John Axford and recently refurbished Vinnie Pestano — be sturdy enough to handle the eighth and ninth innings?While no one knows what will happen, “Tribe Town” will be along for the ride throughout the summer, finding the answers to these questions on a game-by-game basis.As the Indians reconvened for spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., in February, Swisher handed out red T-shirts to each player on the team.Custom T-shirts have been Swisher’s thing since he’s arrived back home in Ohio. He’s often been seen wearing his creations with phrases such as “Awesome Amazingness” and the cult-classic “Brohio” proudly displayed across his chest.This shirt, however, was different.Upon this red shirt read a simple, two-word mantra that will define the city of Cleveland and its beloved baseball team throughout this summer.For the 2014 Cleveland Indians, this season is completing “Unfinished Business.”
Ohio State senior guard C.J. Jackson attempts to drive to the basket against Illinois on Thursday at the Schottenstein Center. Photo: Cori Wade | For The LanternA lot has changed since the last time Ohio State took on Michigan State.The Buckeyes were 12-1, and the No. 14 team in the country. After the 86-77 loss to the Spartans on Jan. 5, there was a lot of optimism that this team, like junior forward Andre Wesson said after that game, could stick with the likes of a team like Michigan State.Now, as Ohio State prepares for its second matchup against Michigan State, this time in East Lansing, Michigan, things have changed.On Jan. 5, the Spartans were ranked No. 4 on KenPom, Ohio State was No. 22. Michigan State comes into the matchup on Sunday still at No. 4, while the Buckeyes have dropped to No. 37.Ohio State had won 12 of its first 13 games. It has now lost six of its past 10. The Spartans are tied for No. 1 in the Big Ten.It will take a turnaround in East Lansing for the Buckeyes to pull off a similar miracle to a season ago, when they took down the No. 1 Spartans 80-64 in Columbus.Projected StartersOhio State (16-8, 6-7 Big Ten)G — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 13.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.5 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 9.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.0 apgG — Musa Jallow — Sophomore, 2.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.3 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 9.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.5 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 14.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.8 apgNo. 11 Michigan State (20-5 ,11-3 Big Ten)G — Cassius Winston — Junior, 18.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 7.4 apgG — Matt McQuaid — Senior, 8.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.3 apgF — Aaron Henry — Freshman, 5.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.4 apgF — Kenny Goins — Redshirt senior, 7.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.3 apgF — Nick Ward — Junior, 15.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.9 apgOhio State is not the only team in the matchup to struggle against Illinois.On Feb. 5, Michigan State went down 79-74 to Illinois, the final defeat of a three-game losing streak for the Spartans. Since then, Michigan State has a 24-point win against Minnesota and a 67-59 road victory against No. 20 Wisconsin.Junior guard Cassius Winston was the key to the Spartans’ road victory against Ohio State a month ago, and continues to be their major scorer.Winston is averaging 18.8 points per game, No. 4 in the Big Ten, on 47.7 shooting, shooting 45.1 percent from 3. But the major difference comes from his playmaking, where he averages 7.4 assists per game, best in the conference and No. 4 in the NCAA.In the Big Ten, Michigan State ranks No. 2 in scoring, averaging 81.3 points per game, No. 1 in field goal percentage at 49.3 percent and No. 2 in shooting from deep, hitting on 38.6 percent of attempts from 3.Defensively, the Spartans don’t take much of a step back. They are holding teams to 37.3 percent shooting from the field, best in the Big Ten.Michigan State’s 49.3 shooting percentage is No. 7 in the NCAA, and its 37.3 opponent shooting percentage is No. 3.The biggest advantage the Spartans may hold over Ohio State is on the glass. Michigan State earns the most rebounds per game in the Big Ten, and has the No. 5 rebound margin in the NCAA with a plus-9.2 advantage on the boards per game.Ohio State is third-worst in the conference with 32.3 rebounds per game.If there is a weakness to be found on the Spartans, it is with forcing turnovers. Michigan State forces 10.6 turnovers per game, second fewest in the Big Ten. In Ohio State’s past game against Illinois, the No. 1 team at forcing turnovers in the conference, the Buckeyes committed 18 turnovers, which the Fighting Illini turned into 14 points on the other end.Ohio State needs momentum. A season ago, a win against the top-ranked Spartans did exactly that. The Buckeyes won their next five games and nine of their next 10.After facing its worst loss of the season, a momentum shifter may have to come sooner rather than later to keep Ohio State’s NCAA Tournament hopes alive.Ohio State travels to East Lansing to take on No. 11 Michigan State at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Cancer : les vertus du riz noirMonde – De par ses propriétés, le riz noir pourrait prévenir certains cancers et maladies cardiovasculaires.On savait que le riz brun était bien meilleur pour la santé que le riz blanc. Aujourd’hui, des scientifiques et notamment l’équipe du docteur Xu mettent en avant les vertus du riz noir.À lire aussiUn ventre à bière cachait en fait une tumeur cancéreuse de trente-cinq kilosPauvre en sucre et riche en fibre, il serait excellent pour prévenir les cancers et les maladies cardiovasculaires. En outre, il présente des niveaux élevés en anthocyanines et antioxydants. Le riz noir aurait donc des vertus similaires à celles que l’on prête aux fruits rouges puisqu’ils contiennent tous deux de l’anthocyanine, qui leur donne leur couleur noire, mais dans une version beaucoup plus économique et efficace. Pour le moment, l’utilisation du riz noir demeure très marginale dans le monde. On l’utilise à faibles doses en Asie pour la décoration, les sushis ou encore les noddles. En outre, la consommation d’une seule “super nourriture” n’est pas suffisante pour protéger son corps des maladies. Il faut maintenir quotidiennement des habitudes alimentaires saines. Le 28 août 2010 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrin
Free : la fin de la hotline surtaxéeFree a enfin décidé de se conformer à la loi, en signant la fin des appels surtaxés vers sa hotline. Alors que le fournisseur d’accès Internet (FAI) était depuis un an poursuivi en justice par l’association de consommateurs UFC-Que Choisir, il n’a pas eu d’autre choix que de respecter la loi suite à l’adoption d’un nouveau texte.Depuis 2008, la loi interdit la surtaxe des appels vers les services d’assistance téléphonique, qui doivent être considérés comme des communications locales. Tous les opérateurs ont alors cessé de faire payer des surcoûts à leurs clients, à l’exception de Free qui a préféré contourner la loi. Sur la facture de ses clients, les appels passés vers sa hotline apparaissent dans les appels locaux. Mais une autre ligne, baptisée “prestation de service”, facturait un surcoût de 0,34 euros la minute.À lire aussiIliad peut remercier Free MobileLes associations de consommateurs, à l’instar de l’UFC-Que Choisir qui a attaqué Free en justice pour “pratique commerciale déloyale”, sont montées au créneau. Et le gouvernement a finalement entendu leur colère. L’année dernière, l’ancien secrétaire d’Etat au Commerce Hervé Novelli promettait de faire interdire cette pratique. C’est désormais chose faite avec l’adoption d’un texte, qui stipule qu'”aucun coût complémentaire autre que celui de la communication téléphonique ne peut être facturé pour ces services au titre de cette communication téléphonique”.Free n’a aujourd’hui plus d’autre choix que de se conformer à la loi. Le FAI vient alors d’annoncer que les appels vers sa hotline étaient désormais facturés comme une communication locale, à savoir 0,014 euros la minute en heures creuses, et 0,028 en heures pleines. Les appels passés depuis la Freebox, eux, seront facturés 0,078 euros la minute.Le 13 septembre 2011 à 19:44 • Maxime Lambert
Watch: Bill Gates Reveals His Worst Fear in Netflix Docuseries TrailerPlex Enters The Streaming Service Wars With Cable-Style Bundle Stay on target As someone who closely follows the gaming industry, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the brewing war between PC games stores. Every other month Epic scoops up another exclusive to replace Steam’s monopoly with its own and players and developers alike aren’t quite sure how to feel. It’s fascinating.But an even larger version of this same battle is playing out in the mainstream with the ongoing streaming service wars. No longer content to provide content for competitors Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, everyone and anyone is creating their own niche streaming TV service to rake in those sweet subscription bucks. And the result of this fragmentation is each individual service will have fewer unique shows.Don’t believe us? Starting in 2021 beloved mockumentary sitcom The Office is leaving Netflix and coming exclusively to NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service launching in 2020.We’re sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021— Netflix US (@netflix) June 25, 2019This is a pretty big deal because although Netflix loves to tout its own original programming, it knows that millions of users stay subscribed just to play feel-good sitcom classics in the background. It’s like a new version of the syndication model. Why else shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to keep the rights to a show as mediocre as Friends?But all those old shows are owned by other parent companies who are now realizing that content would be way more valuable as incentives to subscribe to new streaming services the companies wholly own. Hello, Disney+. Goodbye, sexy Marvel Netflix superheroes.Of course, the obvious way this could all backfire is that by slicing up the market too much you just recreate the confusing cable model that pushed everyone away from traditional TV and towards streaming in the first place. Doom Patrol is a great show, but I understand why not a ton of people wanted to subscribe to DC Universe on top of everything else just to check it out.So watch The Office on Netflix while you still can. Maybe this is why Netflix is making Space Force, a new show from office co-creator Greg Daniels starring Steve Carrell?View as: One Page Slides1/201. So many streaming TV services to choose from. Where do you start?2. Netflix is still arguably the biggest name in streaming TV.3. Although it no longer has a free option, Hulu is a great streaming TV service that is worth paying for.4. From buying to renting to subscribing to individual channels, Amazon offers a bevy of streaming TV options.5. YouTube Red subscribers can watch original shows from streaming stars, but YouTube TV lets you watch actual live TV.6. Hook up a Slingbox and watch the cable and live TV you’re already paying for anywhere.7. You have to buy channels in bulk and still deal with commercials, but with DirecTV Now you get the real live TV experience delivered through streaming.8. Crunchyroll is the best anime streaming service if you’re all about subtitles.9. If dubs are more your thing, Funimation Now is the anime streaming service for you.10. If you want to stream shows and documentaries that actually teach you something, go with CuriosityStream.11. AMC Premiere just focuses on current AMC shows, but for Walking Dead super fans that might be enough.12. With Boomerang, tons of retro cartoons, from Looney Tunes to Scooby-Doo, can all come back to you13. FuboTV may be the escape from cable that sports fans are looking for. It’s pricey, but being able to easily stream live sports and more from dozens of channels with only one subscription might very well be worth it.14. Brown Sugar has all of the classic Blaxploitation movies you could want and then some. It’s niche, but it’s one of the most impressive niche libraries we’ve seen. 15. For the true cinephile, FilmStruck has a large collection of classic films from all eras and countries, including movies from the Criterion Collection.16. CollegeHumor’s Dropout provides premium streaming online laughs.17. DC Universe offers live-action adaptations of less familiar superheroes, like Doom Patrol.18. Along with presenting streaming services like Netflix and Sling through one box, Dish AirTV also lets you watch local over-the-air channels with an additional installation.19. Get a streaming media device to enjoy these services on your TV. Our favorite is the Amazon Fire Stick.20.
Massimiliano Allegri hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s “extraordinary goal” after Juventus’ 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final tieThe forward opened the scoring for the visitors at Turin after just three minutes, before producing his extraordinary goal to double Real’s lead with an overhead kick that even earned the recognition of the Juventus supporters.After the break, things became worse for Juventus when their forward Paulo Dybala received his second yellow card of the game and was promptly sent off. Then in the 72nd minute, left-back Marcelo added a third for the title-holders.“I don’t know if Cristiano’s goal is the best in the history of football, but it’s certainly an extraordinary goal. You can only congratulate him for what he’s doing at present,” said Allegri, according to ESPN.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“However, I am disappointed about the third goal, because at that point we still could have turned the tie in the second leg. Now it will be impossible.”The Italian conceded that the attacking prowess of Real is indeed “devastating” and has called on his side to put the defeat behind them with a Serie A match against Benevento coming up on Saturday.“Real Madrid were devastating with their final ball. You don’t win three Champions League titles in four years by accident.“We have to think about the league [Serie A] and then go to Madrid to play our game.”
For representational purposeINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesThe battered rupee will trade in a tight range in the coming year but not far from its historic low, hampered by higher oil prices and as trade tensions hurt emerging markets, a Reuters poll found.The Indian currency has lost over seven percent this year, with worries over the US-China trade conflict pushing it to a new record low of 69.122 against the dollar in July, making it the worst performing Asian currency.Taken after the Reserve Bank of India hiked rates to a two-year high on August 1, the latest poll of about 40 foreign exchange analysts showed the rupee is now expected to trade at 68.22 per dollar in a year from about 68.60 on Thursday.While the 12-month ahead consensus is slightly better than expectations in a July poll, it largely reflects a recent strengthening in the rupee rather than a brightening outlook for the currency. This firmness is mostly because of the Reserve Bank of India’s interest rate hikes, and hawkish bias.”India has not been unscathed from the ongoing global trade tensions. China may have grabbed the bulk of the spotlight in terms of headlines, but the US is also reviewing its trade relationship with India,” noted Gajan Mahadevan, FX strategist at Lloyds Bank.Already, higher crude oil prices and concerns over global trade have driven a dramatic shift wider in the trade deficit. Alas, other factors could also mean the Indian rupee is unable to gain significant ground against the U.S. dollar despite two consecutive interest rate hikes from the RBI.”The widening current account deficit, due to higher global crude oil prices and steady capital outflows, has weighed on the rupee.Oil prices have rallied for much of 2018 on tightening market conditions due to record demand and supply cuts led by the Middle East producers.While India remains the fastest growing major economy, a weaker rupee, stubbornly high inflation, elevated oil prices and global trade tensions pose the biggest downside risks to the economy.With the US Federal Reserve expected to continue its tightening cycle this year and next, the rupee may face a bumpy ride.The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday the RBI will need to tighten policy further in order to stabilise rising inflation that is largely driven by higher oil prices and a falling rupee.A separate Reuters poll of economists showed retail inflation in India likely fell to a four-month low in July as normal monsoon rains helped lower food prices.Inflation was expected to have eased to 4.51 percent in July from a five-month high of 5 percent the prior month.However, such a result means inflation would remain above the RBI’s medium-term target of 4 percent for the ninth consecutive month.”Headline consumer price inflation is likely to have dropped due to a fall in food inflation. But core inflation is likely to have remained elevated, underlining why the RBI felt it needed to act by tightening policy in its two most recent meetings,” said Shilan Shah, senior Indian economist at Capital Economics.
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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more WavSTAT February 2, 2010– Doctors can now use light to optically scan tissue and provide immediate analysis of cancerous tissue. This technique is currently being used for early detection of pre-cancers and cancers during colonoscopy procedures by Dr. Andreas Stallmach, department of internal medicine II, division of gastroenterology, hepatology and infectious disease, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany. The system Dr. Stallmach is planning to use, the WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). According to Dr. Stallmach, in patients with IBD the differentiation between pre-malignant and inflammatory lesions can be difficult. This is why he will test the WavSTAT optical biopsy system in these patients. Using the principle of laser induced fluorescence (LIF), diseased or cancerous tissue fluoresces differently compared to normal healthy tissue. Diseased tissue has reduced fluorophors which, when analyzed by a specialized detector, can indicate with high sensitivity that the cells are becoming dysplastic, a precursor to cancer. During colonoscopy, a small fiber-optic probe is directed by the clinician to touch the suspicious tissue. Depressing a foot switch directs low powered, safe laser light into the tissue. The laser shuts off and the tissue fluorescence light is directed back up the same fiber optic probe to a specialized detector. The system’s computer analyzes the detector’s output and, within seconds, displays a red or green light on a screen. A green light means the tissue is “normal” with 96 percent sensitivity. Where a flat polyp is suspect, multiple uses of the optical fiber and the red light may assist the clinician in determining the margin of the “suspect” tissue and remove all of it in the same procedure. The WavSTAT used in the colon for IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, has the potential to reduce the number of physical biopsies from about 60 to only a few, according to SpectraScience, the manufacturer. For more information: www.spectrascience.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Related Content Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. 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Costa Rica’s Prosecutor’s Office and agents from the Judicial Investigation Police at 1:30 p.m. on Monday raided lawmaker Justo Orozco’s office at the Legislative Assembly in San José.Agents were looking for evidence in an ongoing investigation of Orozco, who is accused of misusing public funds and resources to conduct private business. The raid was ordered by the Penal Branch of the Supreme Court, or Sala III, according to Legislative Assembly Executive Director Antonio Ayales.An investigation in August by Telenoticias Channel 7 found that the Costa Rican Renovation Party lawmaker was using his public office to provide private legal and notary services when he was supposed to be in legislative sessions. He allegedly used government resources to conduct that private business, Channel 7 reported.Costa Rica’s Constitution does not forbid current lawmakers from working in a private practice, as long as business is conducted off government property and outside of official work hours.Channel 7 reported that in the last three years Orozco performed 44 private notary tasks at his Legislative Assembly office, including 31 marriages, six business contracts and two divorces, among others. During Monday’s raid, investigators confiscated the lawmaker’s private practice logbook from the National Registry.Following the Channel 7 report, Orozco acknowledged conducting private business while serving as a lawmaker, but he said the work was “pro-bono,” and “part of social aid I offered to poor people and as favors to friends.”But not charging for his services would have violated the country’s Notary Code, which states that notaries are obliged to use the Costa Rica’s Lawyers Association fee table for all services provided.In August, officials from the National Notary Administration raided Orozco’s private office, located in Hatillo, a suburb south of the capital.Follow updates of this story at ticotimes.net Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica’s Notary Administration investigates lawmaker Justo Orozco Lawmaker Justo Orozco: ‘We will respect court ruling’ on in vitro fertilization Evangelical lawmaker Justo Orozco to preside over commission studying IVF bill The happiness of Justo Orozco
Homeownership and the Military in Daily Dose, Featured, journal, Market Studies, News, Origination Homebuyers Military military homebuyers veterans 2018-05-26 David Wharton As the nation honors the legacy of our military, both those currently serving and those who served before, a newly released study examines trends among military homeownership.The National Association of REALTORS Research Group has released a new report entitled “Veterans & Active Military Home Buyers Profile.” To give a little perspective, active-duty military make up two percent of all American homebuyers. Veterans make up 17 percent, and 81 percent are non-military.The average active-duty military homebuyer is quite a bit younger than the average non-military homebuyer—34 years old for active military versus 42 years old for non-military. Active-duty military homebuyers are also more likely to be married, have multiple children living in the household, and purchase a larger home than non-military homebuyers.Fully half of all active-duty homebuyers are first-time buyers, and 68 percent are first-time sellers. For veterans, 19 percent are first-time buyers and 26 percent are first-time sellers. Among non-military, 35 percent are first-time buyers and 39 percent are first-time sellers.Active-duty military homebuyers do have a lower median income than non-military buyers at $84,000. However, they do have other advantages—both stable job security and no-down-payment financing options. A full 56 percent of active-duty homebuyers put no money down when purchasing a home, and 41 percent of veterans. For comparison’s sake, only seven percent of non-military buyers are able to make use of no-down-payment financing options.Among active-duty military who financed their home, 77 percent used a VA loan and 15 percent used a conventional loan. For veterans, 58 percent used a VA loan and 33 percent used a conventional loan.Among active-duty military asked why they planned to move in the future, 82 percent said they would move in the future because of their job. Thirty-three percent said they would move in order to flip their house, and 11 percent cited finding a better neighborhood as a reason to move.To read more about the state of military homeownership, click here. May 26, 2018 567 Views Share
Go back to the e-newsletterScenic has launched its 2017 pre-release on luxury Europe river cruising with a number of offers only available for a limited time.Book now and travel in 2017 at 2016 prices.Fly free to Europe all year round when booking a Standard Suite on a cruise of 11 days or more.Fly to Europe for $995 per person including taxes when booking a Balcony Suite on a cruise of 11 days or more and travelling between May to September.Upgrade to business class from $1,995 per person including taxes on selected cruises of 11 days or more departing in March, April, October and November.Plus, for a strictly limited time guests can save 50 per cent off Diamond Deck upgrades when booking a top deck balcony suite. This is only available until 23 March 2016 unless sold out prior.Those who book now and pay the cruise in full by 31 May 2016 will also secure an additional $600 per couple discount when booking cruises of 15 days or longer, and $300 per couple when booking cruises of 14 days or less.This season sees the launch of two new itineraries. The 27 Day European Sojourn combines two popular river cruise itineraries and travels from Budapest to Amsterdam before flying to Lyon to cruise the Saône and the Rhône down to Tarascon. Plus the 11 Day Bordeaux Affair with Paris which includes a seven day cruise through beautiful Bordeaux with three nights in Paris.Aleisha Fittler, General Manager Product, commented: “These are the very best deals for the 2017 Europe river cruising season and we anticipate they sell out fast. The business class upgrade is particularly good value so we encourage agents to book their clients now to guarantee their preferred travel dates and choice of cabin.”Go back to the e-newsletter
APT Travel Group has enhanced agent access to its full suite of award-winning cruising programmes on APT Link, completing an integration with cruise solution platform provider Odysseus Solutions.Australian travel agents utilising the Odysseus platform can now obtain real time information for all APT and Travelmarvel river and small ship cruising product globally, including pricing, availability and in-market offers that may apply.Commenting on the partnership, APT Travel Group Executive General Manager, Global Sales and Marketing Debra Fox said the integration would be of great value to industry partners, in particular small, medium and online travel agencies.“Having prices, availabilities and in-market offers for all of our cruising inventory available on a streamlined and efficient platform such as Odysseus means agents are able to provide answers without delay,” she said.“They can then package our inventory with ancillary products, allowing them to secure bookings quickly.”
Police arrested a man in connection with a theft from a chapel near Protaras in the early hours of Wednesday.Around 20 minutes after midnight, the alarm system at the chapel sounded. Police went to the church and spotted a 36-year-old man in a car who was moving around suspiciously, they said.They searched the vehicle and found various burglary tools and a small sum of money.The suspect, a resident of Nicosia, allegedly admitted stealing from the chapel when he was questioned.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
On the work front, Telugu actor Venkatesh Daggubati was last seen in romantic and comedy entertainer F2 Fun and Frustration, while Naga Chaitanya last acted in Majili. The actor also shared the second look of the film Venky Mama, along with D Ramanaidu’s wish. Venkatesh and Naga have been shooting for the film in Kashmir. Both Venkatesh and Naga shared the pictures from their Kashmir shoot on Instagram. After their upcoming pairing for Venky Mama, Venkatesh Daggubati has taken a trip down memory lane and shared a picture with his nephew Naga Chaitanya Akkineni. It has been a dream for D Ramanaidu, Venkatesh’s father, to see the actor and his nephew Naga Chaitanya act together in a film. On the birthday of D Ramanaidu, Venkatesh took to Instagram to share a throwback picture with two of the most important people in his life. Sharing a picture with Naga Chaitanya and D Ramanaidu, Venkatesh wrote, “You are with us more than ever Nanna as we make your dream come true. Miss you more than ever too. Happy Birthday! #HBDDRN .#VenkyMama.” D RamanaiduNaga ChaitanyaNaga Chaitanya AkkineniRamanaidu Daggubati First Published: June 6, 2019, 3:35 PM IST Ramanaidu died on 18 February 2015, at the age of 78, in Hyderabad. He has received Padma Bhushan in 2012 and Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2009.Actor Rana Duggubati also shared a picture for his grandfather Daagubati Ramanaidu on his birthday. He wrote, “We celebrate you” in the caption with the picture of D Ramanaidu.
New Delhi: As Amethi went to polls in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Monday, BJP candidate Smriti Irani hit out at her opponent Rahul Gandhi and blamed him for the death of a man in an Amethi hospital on Sunday.The BJP on Sunday alleged that a man in need of medical treatment was turned down by the Sanjay Gandhi hospital in Amethi just because he was a beneficiary of the central government’s National Health Protection Scheme. The allegation was cited by both Union Minister Smriti Irani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to target Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who they said was a trustee at the medical institution.Calling the Congress chief inhuman, Irani said, “A person died as he was denied treatment in a hospital where Rahul Gandhi is the trustee, just because he had an Ayushman Bharat card.”Hitting out at the Nehru-Gandhi family, the union minister added, “The family sent an innocent man to his deathbed just for political gains, that is how low they are.”Irani claimed that polls in Amethi this time are more about humanity and less about Gandhi’s capacity.She attacked Rahul Gandhi for being ‘absent’ from Amethi on the day of voting and questioned why he is not there. “It is for the Congress party to tell the people of Amethi why Rahul Gandhi is absent from Amethi. It is for the workers of Congress party to explain why he is contesting from two constituencies,” Irani said, adding that Rahul Gandhi is not just an absentee MP but also an absent candidate.Irani, for the second time, is pitted against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, a Congress bastion where the party has lost only two Lok Sabha elections – in 1977 and 1998.In 2014, Rahul Gandhi had defeated Irani by a margin of over 1 lakh votes.Irani has led high-decibel campaigns in the constituency, highlighting how Rahul Gandhi had neglected Amethi over the years. Her attacks were amplified after the Congress chief’s decision to also contest from Kerala’s Wayanad this time.The BJP-ruled central government has launched several projects in Amethi like the assault rifle manufacturing unit for which the foundation stone was laid last month by PM Modi. amethi-s24p37BJPcongressLok Sabha elections 2019 First Published: May 7, 2019, 7:29 AM IST | Edited by: Zoya Mateen