Andy Murray wins 1st ATP final since hip surgery

first_imgAfter undergoing hip resurfacing surgery, Murray returned to the court in June playing doubles — including at Wimbledon — before moving back to singles in August.The 34-year-old Wawrinka was looking for his first ATP title since the 2017 Geneva Open.The crucial break of serve in the first set came in the second game, with Murray saving two break points but not a third, and his Swiss opponent served it out 6-3.Murray looked in deep trouble when Wawrinka broke again in the third game of the second set, and the Scot had to save more break points to avoid losing a fourth game in a row.But, having dug in, he got his reward as Wawrinka’s serve went off the boil and his level dipped, with Murray breaking back to 3-3.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:41Video captures shooting by Hong Kong police02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Just two to go DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own mancenter_img Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Wawrinka had two more chances at 4-4 but again Murray fought off the danger and it was Murray who then took his first set point to clinch it 6-4 and level the match.Wawrinka stepped up again early in the third set and was twice a break ahead but once more Murray dug in, hitting back immediately both times.Murray saved two more break points at 4-4 to leave Wawrinka serving to stay in the match. When Wawrinka blazed a forehand well off target on the first match point, it was the former top-ranked Murray celebrating a remarkable comeback.Murray is now expected to take a break until the Davis Cup finals next month while he waits for the birth of his third child.“I’ll have three kids under 4 years old. I need to get on the road so we don’t get out of control,” Murray joked. “I’m excited for the third kid. My wife’s been a huge support for getting me back on the court and making me fight to keep playing.” /gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ANTWERP, Belgium  – Andy Murray claimed his first ATP tour title in more than 2 1/2 years at the European Open on Sunday in only his sixth singles tournament since returning from hip surgery in January.Andy Murray of Britain poses with the trophy after winning the European Open final tennis match in Antwerp, Belgium, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Murray defeated Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 3-6/6-4/6-4. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)The 32-year-old Murray rallied to beat fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the final.ADVERTISEMENT The last time he lifted silverware in singles came in Dubai in March 2017, so it was no surprise that the tears quickly flowed for the British player.“Obviously it means a lot, the last few years have been extremely difficult, both me and Stan have had a lot of injury problems the last couple of years,” Murray said in an on-court interview broadcast by Amazon Prime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I just managed to hang in a bit at the end of the second set and the third set was extremely close again. I didn’t expect to be in this position so I’m very happy. This is one of the biggest wins that I’ve had after everything so I’m very proud.”It was their grueling French Open semifinal two years ago that exacerbated physical issues for both players. Murray spent the next 18 months trying to find a solution to his hip problems that would enable him to live without pain, while Wawrinka underwent two knee operations. This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READlast_img read more

VersaLogic releases low-cost addition to Intel Bay Trail PC/104-Plus computer range

first_img Continue Reading Previous Winbond and Tiempo Secure announce fully CC EAL5+ certifiable Secure Element IP for IoTNext Winbond to reveal new-generation ULP mobile DRAM solution VersaLogic has announced “SandCat”— a low-cost rugged new PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer. Based on Intel’s highly successful Bay Trail System-on-Chip (SoC), SandCat is an entry level PC/104-Plus single board computer that provides a cost optimized performance level and I/O capability. SandCat’s dual-core processor means that low cost does not mean low performance.The SandCat is designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40 to +85°C) operation and meets MIL-STD-202G specifications to withstand high impact and vibration. Latching connectors and fanless operation provide additional benefits in harsh environments. SandCat’s I/O connectivity includes a Gigabit Ethernet port with network boot capability, four USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports (RS-232/422/485), I2C, and eight digital I/O lines. A SATA 3 Gb/s interface supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives. A Mini PCIe socket with mSATA capability provides flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options.The SandCat’s powerful feature set, combined with a low-power draw and standard PC/104-Plus expansion, enables smaller, lighter and more energy efficient systems for industrial, energy, mining, transportation, and other applications. SandCat’s Mini PCIe socket allows easy on-board expansion with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, and other mini cards such as MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, and Analog.For stacking expansion using industry-standard add-on boards, the SandCat supports PC/104-Plus expansion, including ISA and PCI based modules. The on-board expansion site provides plug-in access to a wide variety of expansion modules from numerous vendors, all with bolt-down ruggedness.SandCat provides compatibility with a broad range of x86 application development tools for reduced development time and cost. Like other VersaLogic products, the SandCat is designed for long-term availability (10+ year typical production lifecycle). Customization services to help customers create unique solutions are available for the SandCat, even in low OEM quantities. Customization options include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing and screening, etc.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Prince William And Lionel Richie Attend Jewish Charity Event

first_imgThe Duke of Cambridge helped a leading Jewish charity celebrate a special anniversary last week during an event at Alexandra Palace attended by leading members of the Jewish community and singer Lionel Richie.The Duke of Cambridge meets beneficiaries of Jewish Care’ services at the 25th anniversary dinnerCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orgJewish Care provides health and social care support to the UK’s Jewish community in London and South East England. The charity looks after more than 7,000 people every week through over 70 health and social care services.His Royal Highness began his speech at the event by joking that the 1,400 guests would give Richie a harder time than the crowd at the Glastonbury festival, where he will perform later this month.He quipped: “I imagine this crowd is a lot rowdier than what you will have at Glastonbury.”The Duke told the audience of the organisation’s clients, staff, volunteers and supporters: “The results of your commitment to one another within the Jewish community are obvious – the real and loving care that thousands of elderly and vulnerable people receive, among the many works that you carry out.“Your care for one another has another, less tangible value.“During a year when many in the Jewish community have had cause to feel under threat, for no reason other than simply the fact of your Jewishness, your unity is all the more precious.“Your commitment and loyalty to one another, and to society more widely, is ultimately what keeps you strong.”He added: “Through your generosity and commitment, I am sure Jewish Care will continue to thrive and grow for the next 25 years.“Once again, congratulations on everything you have achieved. I wish you a wonderful evening and a happy birthday. Mazel tov.”Jewish Care has 1,500 staff and 3,000 volunteers. Its services include caring for older people, those with physical and sensory disabilities, those with mental health needs, as well as for people who have experienced a stroke or have Parkinsons. Its youth leadership scheme gives young people the opportunity to develop their leadership skills while volunteering in the community.Source:DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orglast_img read more

CRTC report confirms unacceptable sales practices used by telecom industry

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC says an inquiry has confirmed allegations that Canada’s telecommunications industry uses unacceptable sales practices that mislead consumers and harm vulnerable members of the public.It says the misleading and aggressive practices exist in all types of sales channels including in stores, online, over the telephone and at homes when companies conduct door-to-door sales campaigns.But the report doesn’t identify which companies or areas of the country have the worst track record.The CRTC compiled the report after five days of testimony at public hearings in October and months of information gathering including more than 1,000 comments from individual Canadians.The CRTC says it plans to follow up its report with measures to address the problems identified through the inquiry but most of them will require additional regulatory proceedings.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is a semi-autonomous federal agency responsible for upholding the Telecommunications Act and the Broadcasting Act, which are both under review by the federal government.The Canadian Press read more

FCC to hold big 5G auction spend 20B for rural internet

NEW YORK — The U.S. communications regulator will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks, and will spend $20 billion for rural internet.5G will mean faster wireless speeds and has implications for technologies like self-driving cars and augmented reality. The rollout started last week in the U.S. and South Korea but will take years.The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it would hold the largest auction in U.S. history, of 3,400 megahertz, to boost wireless companies’ networks.The FCC also says it will repurpose funds from existing programs to provide $20.4 billion connecting up to 4 million rural homes and small businesses to high-speed internet. There are 24 million Americans without access to broadband, and the problem is worst in rural areas.Tali Arbel, The Associated Press read more

Number of poor in Latin America to rise by 9 million this

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), which produced the report, stated that the new estimates depart from the trend towards poverty reduction that was prevalent in the region thanks to greater economic growth, the expansion of social spending and better income distribution. “We can’t say that all that was attained between 2002 and 2008 has been lost,” said ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena, as she presented the report, Social Panorama of Latin America 2009.“However, the rise in poverty calls us to action. We need to rethink social protection programmes with a long-term, strategic perspective and measures that make the most of human capital and protect the income of vulnerable families and groups,” she added. ECLAC recommended, among other things, reforming social protection systems and adopting both urgent short-term measures as well as strategic long-term ones. “In doing so, governments should avoid fiscal irresponsibility and rigid labour markets, increase taxes progressively, redistribute social spending and extend coverage of social services,” the Commission stated.The Commission also noted that the projected increase in poverty for 2009 will impede efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the globally agreed targets to slash poverty, hunger and a host of other social ills, all by 2015. At the same time, the impact of the current crisis on poverty in the region is not expected to be as great as with previous crises, such as the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s, it pointed out. 19 November 2009Nine million more people in Latin America will fall into poverty this year due to the global economic crisis, bringing the total number of poor in the region to 189 million, or 34 per cent of the population, according to a United Nations report released today. read more

Loonie lower as worldwide economy takes focus after US Fed stimulus last

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 17, 2012 5:06 pm MDT Loonie lower as worldwide economy takes focus after US Fed stimulus last week TORONTO – The Canadian dollar moved lower on Monday as enthusiasm faded over the unveiling of a third round of economic stimulus by the U.S. Federal Reserve last week.The loonie ended the day off 0.48 of a cent to 102.49 cents U.S.A report from Statistics Canada said that foreign interest in Canadian securities bounced back in July, with non-resident investors buying $6.7 billion of equity and debt, which followed a large sale of $7.8 billion in June.Statistics Canada said Canadian investment in securities abroad was also up in July, strengthening slightly to $4.6 billion — split evenly between stocks and bonds.Meanwhile, a meeting of the 17 eurozone finance ministers over the weekend showed it will take months of negotiations and preparation to set up a new European banking union.Eurozone countries are, among other things, divided over how many banks should be supervised by a new authority with the ability to bail out the lenders directly.Creating a European banking union is important to ease concerns that bank failures might bring down the government finances of financially weak states such as Spain or Italy.North American markets digested the latest developments and pulled back on some of the gains that had characterized trading last week.In commodities, the October crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $2.38 to end the session at US$96.62.Copper prices for December were down 3.5 cents to US$3.80 a pound. Copper, viewed as an economic barometer because it is used in so many industries, surged 19 cents last week.Gold closed down $2.10 at US$1,770.60 an ounce.Sentiment on the Canadian housing market also pulled back as the Canadian Real Estate Association cut its forecast for home sales this year and next and lowered its national average price forecast, partly due to revised mortgage lending regulations implemented last month.In its outlook for the year, CREA said Monday that home sales are now forecast to rise by 1.9 per cent to 466,900 units in 2012, but slip by 1.9 per cent to 457,800 units in 2013.The national average home price is forecast to rise by just 0.6 per cent to $365,000 in 2012 and edge lower by one-tenth of one per cent to $364,500 in 2013. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN mission will leave Liberia with great potential for lasting stability democracy

“Liberia has made enormous progress in the past 15 years,” said Ms. Mohammed at an event in the capital, Monrovia, commemorating the completion of the work of the UN peacekeeping mission, known as UNMIL, acknowledging its support for Liberians in restoring their country and building sustainable peace. “In 2003, when UNMIL was created, Liberia was torn apart by conflict, with a traumatized population and no hope for its young people, especially our women and girls,” she continued.She noted that 14 years of civil war left more than a quarter of a million Liberians dead, nearly one-third of the population displaced, and an estimated 80 per cent of women and girls injured by sexual violence. Highlighting the important role of Liberian women, Ms. Mohammed commend their “leadership, courage and integrity” in pursuing peace.She thanked the Special Representatives, civilian and military personnel and troop-contributing countries and paid special tribute to the 200 peacekeepers who lost their lives in pursuit of peace in Liberia.”“Today, we remember their sacrifice, we remember their families,” she stressed. At an “important turning point,” she noted Liberia’s progress and acknowledged that challenges lie ahead. “Peace will not last without sustainable development; and development gains will be at risk without sustained peace and respect for human rights,” she warned.“We need to give Liberians back their dignity, dreams and faith in a better future,” Ms. Mohammed cited the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 as the best roadmaps to achieve this. She noted that a generation ago, Liberia and Sierra Leone were in freefall, and Cote d’Ivoire was embroiled in crisis. Yet, 20 years later, “the closure of UNMIL marks the transition of all three countries to peace and democracy.”“This sub-region has a bright future,” she stated.Speaking to the press afterwards, she referred to UNMIL as another successful peacekeeping mission in West Africa.It was deployed in 2003 when State institutions in ruins, a non-existent economy and a disintegrated national police and army. Today, the State has been rebuilt and more than 100,000 former combatants disarmed, demobilized and reintegrated. Justice and security institutions were restored.Ms. Mohammed said that today Liberians enjoy peace and UNMIL leaves behind a country that has great potential to achieve lasting stability, democracy and prosperity.To President George Manneh Weah, she underlined the UN’s support to him in sustaining peace and advancing sustainable development – assuring him that the UN would remain committed beyond UNMIL’s 30 March mandate.Although the mission is leaving, 17 UN funds and agencies will remain in Liberia to focus on development and improving the lives of Liberian people.Meanwhile, yesterday, at the National Peace and Reconciliation Conference, she recognized that while the country had suffered so much, for so long, the people persevered with great determination.She noted that UNMIL had supported the country “every step of the way,” explaining that long-lasting peace requires wide-ranging confidence-building measures for solid foundations.“This will only be possible if we ensure full and true reconciliation,” she asserted. read more

Young heavy metal fans five times more likely to selfharm or attempt

first_img“The belief that alternative subcultures may be at an increased risk of self-harm and suicide is considered by some to be a myth,” added Dr Taylor.“But the literature we reviewed does suggest that these individuals are indeed in greater danger.”Dr Taylor said specific support groups for heavy metal fans, goths or emos could help tackle the problem.Dr Mairead Hughes, from the University of Liverpool said: “There is not enough evidence to tell us why it is that people belonging to these subcultures are at greater risk.“Young people who have faced more adversity may be more likely to become part of a subculture, but this does not seem to fully explain the increased risk.“Stress associated with being different and belonging to a minority group may also explain some of the risk”The research was published British Journal of Clinical Psychology. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Young heavy metal fans are five times more likely to self-harm or attempt suicide, a new study has found.Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool found that groups belonging to alternative subcultures – which also include goths and emos – are at far greater risk of hurting themselves, possibly because they feel isolated from the rest of society.Clinical psychologist Dr Peter Taylor, of the University of Manchester, said doctors, teachers and social services should look out for signs of self abuse or depression in youngsters who visibly identified as goth or heavy metal fans.“We’re not saying that doctors should be worrying about everyone wearing a Metallica t-shirt, but if there are also other signs which point towards self harm, then they definitely ask the question,” said Dr Taylor.“Many people become affiliated with these groups because they feel like they don’t fit into society and so face a lot of vulnerabilities.“But there also might be victimisation and stigma associated with belonging to these subcultures.” The new study reviewed 12 papers looking at the link between belonging to subcultures and the risk of suicidal behaviour or self-harm.In one Scottish study researchers found that around six per cent of schoolchildren had self-harmed or attempted suicide, but that rose to 24 per cent for those who belonged to the subcultures. When taking all studies into account, goths, emos and heavy metal fans were five times more likely to harm themselves.center_img Goths are also at risk, the study showed Credit:Danny Lawson PA  Goths are also at risk, the study showed last_img read more

New AHEPA Youth executive elected

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram AHEPA Youth have capped off a long fruitful year by electing a new executive. Former president John Papaemmanouil has vacated his spot to welcome new president Anthea Tsaousis, the first female president for the youth chapter. She is joined by vice president Marialena Michanetzi and secretary Anna Vassiladis.Miss Tsaousis expressed her desire to increase membership and their fundrasing efforts for Father Themis’ Orthodox Mission in Sierra Leone. While fundraising is a big part of AHEPA Youth’s culture, she would also like to expand the group’s networking opportunities and continue events like the AHEPA-NUGAS Business Breakfast.“AHEPA is all about being upstanding citizens of our community and we are going to try and do this in more innovative ways to build upon our past success and attract more youth: colourful fundraisers, business breakfasts and more member-based activities,” she said.Full list of the executive:President, Anthea Tsaousis; vice president, Marialena Michanetzi; secretary, Anna Vassiliadis; treasurer, Ross Katsambanis; warden, Katherine Tunaley; director of ceremonies, Paula Oude-Vrielink; prayer reader and PR, George Stratigis; governors, John Papaemmanouil and Jiannis Tsaousis.last_img read more

Le Propofan et le DiAntalvic disparaîtront du marché demain

first_imgLe Propofan et le Di-Antalvic disparaîtront du marché demainDemain, mardi 1er mars 2011, le Propofan et le Di-Antalvic (deux produits médicaux à base de dextropropoxyphène) et leurs génériques seront officiellement retirés du marché du médicament français.Il y a quelques semaines, l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) dévoilait une liste de 77 médicaments qu’elle déclarait sous suivi d’une enquête renforcée ou bien faisant l’objet d’une enquête de pharmacovigilance. Les médicaments à base de dextropropoxyphène comme le Propofan, le Di-Antalvic et leurs génériques, étaient sur cette liste et cela en raison des effets indésirables qui survenaient chez les patients en cas de surdosage.Concernant le Di-Antalvic, le produit a notamment été accusé d’être à l’origine d’effets cardiaques indésirables. Dès demain donc, ces produits seront retirés du marché. Pour les patients qui sont sous traitement, l’Afssaps recommande de ne pas l’interrompre “sans avoir préalablement pris conseil auprès de leur pharmacien et/ou consulté leur médecin”.Le 28 février 2011 à 17:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Bahamas 15th in early Commonwealth Youth Games medal count

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas July 21, 2017 — With five medals thus far, The Bahamas currently ranks 15th in an early medal count at the Commonwealth Youth Games.Bahamian athletes have achieved three bronze and two silver medals in the games. Izaak Bastian and Lilly Higgs both won Silver in the Boys and Girls 50 m Breaststroke respectively. Mya Beneby and Karra Hanna both won Bronze in the Girls 57kg and 70+kg Judo events respectively. Meanwhile Adrian Curry won Bronze in the Boys 100m race.#MagneticMediaNews#CommonwealthYouthGames Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:commonwealth youth games, medal count Commonwealth Secretary General: Youth Games “returned home” St. Lucian sprinter makes history at Commonwealth Youth Games Akia makes history, first junior woman to sprint for TCI at WYClast_img read more

Clinton and Trumps opposing immigration policies

first_imgTripling the number of immigration and customs enforcement, or ICE officersImplementing nationwide “e-verify,” an online database that confirms a person is authorized to work in the United StatesEnding “birthright citizenship,” which gives automatic citizenship to children born in the United States to illegal immigrantsReturning all criminal aliens to their home countriesMaking it a separate and additional crime to break the law while in the U.S. illegallyAnyone caught crossing the border should be detained until they are deportedTrump also says he will cut off so-called “sanctuary cities” from any federal grants. Seven Florida counties are on that list, including both Miami-Dade and Broward.Clinton has presented much different policies, proposing reform including a pathway to citizenship within her first 100 days in office.“I believe that when we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy,” says Cilton. “It would be self-defeating and inhumane to try to kick them out.”“Comprehensive immigration reform will grow our economy and keep families together, and it’s the right thing to do.”Clinton plans to end the Three- and Ten-year Bars, a law that prevents anyone who stays in the country illegally for more than 180 days from returning for three years, and anyone who is in the country illegally for more than a year, then leaves cannot return for 10 years.Her policy includes:Plans for families of all immigration status to have the ability to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care ActEnding family detention for parents and children who cross the borderClosing private detention centersDetaining and deporting any individuals who pose a violent threat to the publicClinton says, if Congress fails to act on comprehensive reform, she will enact a system for families with “sympathetic” cases. (WSVN) – Immigration has been a hot topic in the 2016 election. Now, America is left with a hefty decision between Donald Trump’s great border wall and Hillary Clinton’s reform including a pathway to full citizenship.Trump says America will be great again with the help of a border wall with Mexico, promising to give the order to begin construction as the first project he adheres to on his first day in office.“We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration! To stop the gangs! And the violence! To stop the drugs from pouring into our communities!” Trump said at campaign rally.But questions arise about who will pay for the wall.“And Mexico will pay for the wall. They don’t know it yet,” said Trump. “But they’re going to pay for it.”However, Mexico’s President assured Trump that’s not happening.Trump’s immigration policies also include: Ultimately, America has a big choice to make on two completely opposing immigration policies.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Col Wayne Dons 15M challenge

first_img(Photo courtesy Wayne Don) One of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s ranking National Guard officers is working for a national cause: raising funds for a National Native American Veterans Memorial. Col. Wayne Don, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the Alaska National Guard, is working with the Smithsonian Institution to promote the project. The memorial, which is being called a “Circle of Warriors,” has been designed, but needs a total of $15 million from private sources to actually get built. It will stand on the Mall in Washington, D.C., and is designed to teach people about the role Native Americans have played in the military throughout the nation’s history.Don, from Mekoryuk, says that learning about the role Alaska Natives played as the nation’s first line of defense after the Japanese invasion of the Aleutians during World War II revealed an aspect of his own family history he hadn’t considered before.“I always considered myself first generation military person,” Don said. “But a number of years ago I picked up the book ‘Men of the Tundra.’ I was fascinated by how the United States military came up with this idea about enlisting Natives on the coast to act as scouts. At the end of the book is the role of my community. My grandfather had his name listed on the Nunivak Island roll, and all these other Elders in the community that had served. I never met my grandmother on my mother’s side, but he had served. His eldest son had served, and all of my mother’s older sisters, that all of their husbands had been in the Territorial Guard. And it was just an eye-opening experience for me personally because nobody had ever talked about it.”During the World War II battle to kick the Japanese out of the Aleutians, it was members of the Territorial Guard, formed mostly of Alaska Natives by Lawrence “Muktuk” Marston, along with the Alaska Scouts, known as Castner’s Cutthroats, who spied on the Japanese and helped raid the Japanese encampments.“They were hunters. Native trappers and guides, and people who knew how to live off the land,” Don said. “You know, it was a fascinating account of what they were able to do in terms of providing intelligence.”The Alaska Scouts warned the military not to used wheeled vehicles in the battles to take back the Aleutians because of the terrain on Attu and nearby islands. The army ignored their advice. When the army bogged down, the Alaska Scouts kept the regular army troops alive by hunting, and feeding them during the tough campaign.Native Americans have contributed to military efforts in the United States since the country began. Don, who has worked to get recognition for the members of the Territorial Guard, says that raising money for the National Native American Veterans Memorial turned out to be one of the easiest things he’s done.“This project appeals to a lot of people. Almost everybody across Indian Country has somehow been touched by the military and military service, whether it’s family or friends. It’s been such a big part of Indian Country that the project sells itself,” Don said.Several of Alaska’s Native corporations have already contributed to the project. Groundbreaking for the memorial is planned for 2019, with a dedication in 2020.last_img read more

Majili box office collection ChaySam film debuts on Amazon Prime after earning

first_imgDirector Shiva Nirvana’s Majili starring Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Akkieni has been released in Amazon Prime Video after it earned a total of Rs 40 crore at the worldwide box office in its lifetime run.Released in the theatres on April 5, Majili has collected over Rs 70 crore gross at the worldwide box office in 30 days and earned Rs 40 crore for its distributors, who shelled out Rs 22 crore on its global theatrical rights. The film has become the highest grossing movie for Naga Chaitanya. Shine Screens tweeted, “#Majili mints 40+ Cr share worldwide. Thank you all for the love and support ❤️”While it is still running successfully in some cinema halls, the makers have released it on Amazon Prime Video barely a month of it hitting the big screens. The movie is getting very good response on this platform too.Naga Chaitanya took to his Twitter account on Sunday morning share the news about Majili release on Amazon. Besides share its link, he tweeted, Believing in something completely and watching it get to this today.. thank you all to everyone who watched #Majili and made this so special..something that will stay with me forever.. if it’s not at a theatre near you catch it on @PrimeVideoIN.” Majili posterTwitterThe actor thanked Shiva Nirvana, Samantha and every member of Majili for their support. He tweeted, “To my good friend and the reason for all the appreciation today @ShivaNirvana ..cheers to all the beautiful stories your going to tell in the future I can’t wait to watch them and act in a few:-) .. @Shine_Screens for believing in me will be forever grateful to you guys.”Naga Chaitanya added, “To @Samanthaprabhu2 for bringing life to sravani.@MusicThaman the film would never be the same without u.@divyanshak10 so happy we discovered u.@actorsubbaraju raoramesh,posani garu,Suhas,atul sir @VishnuSarmaDOP @sahisuresh gopi.and to everyone else..my dream team!”Majili is a romantic drama written and directed by Shiva Nirvana. A former cricket player, who is nursing his wounds of a failed relationship, takes up the task of training his ex-lover’s daughter and in the process discovers his feelings towards his wife and her unrequited love for him. Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Akkineni and Divyansha Kaushik have played the lead roles in the movie.last_img read more

Warning sent to Virat Kohli Star New Zealand bowler plans dismissal of

first_imgIndia go into the World Cup with the favourites tag and they have the side to get the job done, but then the much-vaunted batting line-up was sliced through in the first warm-up match on a greenish track against the highly-skilled New Zealand swing and seam bowlers. This was a wakeup call for Virat Kohli and company and they need to be sharper, especially if they encounter similar conditions in the main tournament.Skipper Virat Kohli is an absolute key in the batting order and teams will look at ways to get rid of him before he settles down. Trent Boult, the bowler who was on fire in the aforementioned match, believes that they need to get Kohli out soon as the Indian captain takes guard and that teams need to be more aggressive against him.’Have to remain aggressive against Virat’ Virat KohliHannah Peters/Getty Images”Yeah, you got to remain aggressive against Virat and look to get him out because the mistakes he makes are very few. It is important to start well and put pressure on him early and make sure he is under pressure and doesn’t get off to an easy start,” Boult was as quoted by IANS.There is Kohli, but other sides do have aces up their sleeves, batsmen like David Warner, Steve Smith, Joe Root, etc, who, on their day, can take the game away from the opposition. As such, Boult believes that he is all set to challenge all these quality batsmen and take advantage if the conditions are conducive. Trent BoultReuters”They are all quality players and it will be unfair for me to say who is the best, but in the ODI format, I feel things are placed nicely in favour of the batsmen and they have two hard new balls with the powerplays and it is set up for a lot of runs. From a bowling point of view, you have to remain aggressive and get these players out because otherwise with their quality, they will look to cash in and score runs,” the left-armer added.In the warm-up matches, the pitches had a tinge of grass and this had the bowlers smiling. Also, the games had an early start which made conditions favourable for swing and seam. Boult hopes that the conditions suit the bowlers even in the main tournament.last_img read more

12 Reported Dead As Foreign Tourist Bus Crashes In Mexico

first_imgPhoto via Twitter @silviareyesvaThe U.S. Embassy in Mexico said U.S. officials were working with local authorities to determine whether American citizens were involved.At least 12 people died when a bus carrying cruise ship passengers to Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico flipped over on a highway early Tuesday, officials said.Seven Americans and two Swedes were among the injured, Quintana Roo state Civil Defense spokesman Vicente Martin said. He said authorities hadn’t yet established the nationalities of the dead.Video images from the scene showed the bus on its side in vegetation off the two-lane highway, with some survivors lying on the pavement and others walking around.Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises said in a statement that passengers from two of its ships, the Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas, were involved in the crash. The company expressed its sympathies and said it was assisting with medical care and transportation.The U.S. Embassy in Mexico said U.S. officials were working with local authorities to determine whether American citizens were involved.Martin said investigators were working to determine the cause of the crash, which occurred as the bus was on its way to the ruins at Chacchoben, about 110 miles (175 kilometers) south of Tulum.Chris Brawley, a passenger on the Serenade of Seas, was on a bus headed to the same Mayan ruins when they came on the scene minutes after the accident.Photo via Twitter @silviareyesvaThe U.S. Embassy in Mexico said U.S. officials were working with local authorities to determine whether American citizens were involved.It was shortly after 9 a.m. and a convoy of buses from the cruise port at Mahahual was headed to Chacchoben, he said. They had been on the road for about 35 to 40 minutes before the accident.Brawly said the sky was clear and the road was dry and he didn’t see any sign of any other vehicle being involved in the crash, which happened on a narrow, two-lane road with no shoulder or guardrail.He said he did not see the crash, but “the bus clearly lost control somehow as there were swerve marks all over the road surface.”Brawley, of Haslet, Texas, said his ship departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday for a seven-day cruise. They were in Roatan, Honduras, on Monday and were scheduled to be in Cozumel on Wednesday.Michael Schuenemeyer, a minister from Cleveland, was on another bus that passed the crash about an hour later.Tow trucks were lifting up the bus when they passed by, he said. “It was in pretty sad shape,” Schuenemeyer said.Costa Maya Mahahual, the bus company involved, said in a statement that in addition to the tourists, a guide and driver were aboard the bus.Autoridades de Quintana Roo, confirmaron de manera preliminar, la muerte de 11 turistas y 19 heridos tras volcadura de autobús. https://t.co/5QRHPpi1Og pic.twitter.com/K4fm5sbDMg— Periódico Excélsior (@Excelsior) December 19, 2017 Our 27 guests were on a bus tour to the Chacchoben Ruins. We are working with the local authorities to learn more about the accident. We are doing all we can to help our guests.— RCLcorp (@RCLcorp) December 19, 2017 Comunicado oficial con respecto al accidente que ocurrió hoy cerca de Mahahual pic.twitter.com/5WDiSrlYoZ— Mi Cancún (@MiCancun) December 19, 2017 We’ve seen reports of an accident involving a bus contracted by Royal Caribbean in Quintana Roo, Mexico. We express our condolences to all those affected. We are working with local authorities to determine if there were U.S. citizens on board.— Embajada EU en Mex (@USEmbassyMEX) December 19, 2017center_img The news from Costa Maya about a bus accident involving #CelebrityEquinox & #SerenadeoftheSeas guests is heartbreaking. Our hearts go out to all those involved. We are doing all we can to care for our guests, including assisting with medical care and transportation.— RCLcorp (@RCLcorp) December 19, 2017 Sharelast_img read more

Neal Stephenson kickstarts the ultimate sword fighting game

first_imgNeal Stephenson, historical fiction and sci-fi writer, wants to take you into a world where you can prove your mettle as a swordsman in the arena through an interactive video game. Unfortunately, he needs your money in order to create his vision–and what better way to do so than Kickstarter.His appropriately named design studio “Clang” is trying to raise $500,000 in order to create a motion-controlled battle environment. Why motion control? Well, Stephenson believes keyboards and traditional controllers sporting triggers are better left for the shooters. Certain, recently developed third-party technologies (i.e. the Razer Hydra) allows more interactive and intuitive gameplay to be possible. In his own words, he wants to “enable players to inhabit the mind, body, and world of a real swordfighter.”His passion for creating a proper sword fighting game certainly shows in his added video, which goes into the details of combat and its importance in gaming. He mocks how many ways you can customize a gun, and how passionately users get into the stats and geeking-out that can come with it. But when it comes to swords the amount of customization and detail, he feels, is sorely lacking.Stephenson’s promises sound reasonable: he wants to create an arena fighting based game–no story, no open world. Think Infinity Blade, but for PC only (for now at least). His idea is to start with a two-handed longsword and one-on-one multiplayer dueling. Stephenson calls this version only the first prototype and setpiece of a larger game he has planned for years down the line. Provided this playable portion of his game receives funding, the Clang team is expected to finish up phase one and deliver it to all who invested by February 2013. After which time Stephnson says he’ll revisist Kickstarter again for phase two, which is comprised of more character models, environments, and MASEs (Martial Arts System Embodiments).If you would like to fund the game, and get a downloadable copy as well, you only need donate $25.Read more at Kickstarterlast_img read more

Professor proposes challenge to prove whether people can see entangled images

first_imga) Spontaneous parametric down conversion: A photon from a laser beam excites a nonlinear medium (usually a crystal) to a virtual level that decays spontaneously into two possible paths. Either an identical laser photon is created or a pair of photons appear. Their energy adds up to the energy of the laser photon. Photons from all colors (wavelengths) can be obtained. b) The photon pairs follow directions given by linear momentum conservation. F designate an optical interference fi lter. Image: Geraldo A. Barbosa, arXiv:1202.5434v1 [q-bio.NC] © 2011 PhysOrg.com Mercedes demos DICE — Interactive dashboard and Heads-Up display (PhysOrg.com) — Geraldo Barbosa, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Northwestern University has posed an interesting challenge. He wonders if the human eye and brain together are capable of actually seeing entangled images. This is not a philosophical question, as he has phrased the query as part of a practical experiment that someone with the proper lab could actually carry out. To that end, he’s posted a paper on the preprint server arXiv with the hope that a physics team will take up the challenge. Explore further The whole idea is based on entanglement and the means by which researchers make it come about. What they do is shoot a laser at a non-linear crystal causing the photons in the beam to be converted into lower frequency entangled pairs. Those pairs are then directed to sensors which individually are able to measure a fuzzy or blurred “image”. But when both of the entangled photons are taken together as a single measurement, the image sharpens. These images are of course far too small for the human eye to see, plus they don’t last long enough for them to be seen anyway. To address these issues, researchers have taken to firing lasers that are formed into patterns such as a doughnut shape in a continuous sequence. The result is a steady stream of entangled pairs being created in the shape of a doughnut.Barbosa wants to know what would happen if instead of forming a doughnut shape, the lasers were made to look like a letter in the alphabet, such as the letter A, and then of course if it were made large enough to be seen by the human eye. Two entangled letter As should be created and seeable albeit in a lower frequency. If that happened, would the human eye when paired with the brain’s abilities, be able to merge the two into a sharp readable image, or would we see just the individual blurred images captured by just one sensor?Barbosa doesn’t know, and neither does anyone else, thus he suggests someone or some group build an experiment to find out.The ability to see things differently than we are accustomed to seeing isn’t anything new of course. Some animals can see things in the infrared spectrum for example and evidence has been slowly emerging as described here, here and here, suggesting that some migrating birds are able to “see” the Earth’s magnetic field. So maybe it’s possible that we see entangled images every day, and just don’t know it.Hopefully someone will take Barbosa up on his challenge, and then we’ll all find out if it’s possible or not. More information: Can humans see beyond intensity images? by Geraldo A. Barbosa, arXiv:1202.5434v1 [q-bio.NC] arxiv.org/abs/1202.5434AbstractThe human’s visual system detect intensity images. Quite interesting, detector systems have shown the existence of different kind of images. Among them, images obtained by two detectors (detector array or spatially scanning detector) capturing signals within short window times may reveal a “hidden” image not contained in either isolated detector: Information on this image depend on the two detectors simultaneously. In general, they are called “high-order” images because they may depend on more than two electric fields. Intensity images depend on the square of magnitude of the light’s electric field. Can the human visual sensory system perceive high-order images as well? This paper proposes a way to test this idea. A positive answer could give new insights on the “visual-conscience” machinery, opening a new sensory channel for humans. Applications could be devised, e.g., head position sensing, privacy in communications at visual ranges and many others.via ArXiv blog Citation: Professor proposes challenge to prove whether people can see entangled images (2012, February 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-professor-people-entangled-images.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Imalogix Brings Fluoroscopy Capabilities to Radiation Dose Management Platform

first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more August 6, 2018 — Imalogix, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) process and workflow solutions, announced the availability of the latest evolution to its platform for diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, cardiology and surgery.The Imalogix Platform provides a comprehensive infrastructure to enable healthcare organizations to better understand and manage process, quality and safety related to diagnostic imaging services, interventional procedures and meet evolving regulatory standards. The platform currently supports all requirements from The Leapfrog Group and the Joint Commission (TJC), including the recently announced radiation standards for fluoroscopy services set to take effect in January of 2019.The Imalogix Platform enables departments utilizing fluoroscopy procedures to manage and enhance the safety and quality of exams through a comprehensive view of peak skin dose (PSD) across their entire patient population. Without an automated solution in place, this calculation is primarily utilized retrospectively to review and determine overexposure of exams due to the complex nature and length of time required to manually calculate PSD. The impending regulations surrounding fluoroscopy from TJC state that this calculation is required for every fluoroscopy exam.”Within minutes of getting up and running with Imalogix, I was able to determine the peak skin dose for an extremely complex procedure. This would have taken days to calculate previously, but now it is automatic,” said Thomas Griglock, Ph.D., DABR, chief diagnostic imaging physicist, Oregon Health & Science University. “This feature alone has equated to a significant time and resource saving. With the capabilities that Imalogix provides, we are focusing on optimizing radiation practices to continuously improve the quality and safety of care for our patients.”Now with the ability to instantly calculate PSD by patient and classify this information by exam type, organizations can determine realistic radiation dose estimates for different procedure types to better protect patients and physicians. The Imalogix Platform also automatically alerts designated staff for procedures that emit over 5 Gray (Gy) and tracks patient cumulative dose to help ensure all sentential events (15 Gy) are either avoided or flagged for immediate review and patient follow-up.Charles Dodge, Ph.D., DABR, director of radiation safety and imaging physics, Houston Methodist said, “Imalogix’s alerting and auto-notification features help me keep up with regulatory and accreditation compliance. The amount of detail Imalogix provides, has freed my time to focus on specific individuals and protocols where additional optimization is required, helping me to reduce patient doses and improved image quality.”For more information: www.imalogix.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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