• Newly reported contacts between Russia and Team Trump An updated list

    first_imgWASHINGTON – One after another, details keep emerging of previously undisclosed contacts between Russians and current and former aides to President Donald Trump. The latest arrived in a massive weekend leak of financial papers.There have been a flurry of others over the past week, just as the criminal probe investigating possible collusion between the Trump team and the Russian government announces its first arrests.In some cases, they involve criminal allegations that have yet to be proven in court. In other cases, there is no illegal activity alleged in these belatedly-disclosed Russian connections.There are more than a dozen examples, involving the following:Jared Kushner, president’s son-in-law and White House adviser: Sunday’s document dump called the Paradise Papers revealed a business partnership between Kushner and a wealthy Russian who handled the Russian government’s investments in social-media powerhouses Facebook and Twitter. Previously, Kushner had admitted to multiple omissions in the ethics form he filed upon entering government. Knowingly falsifying or concealing a material fact on an SF-86 government form is a felony that could result in up to five years’ imprisonment. Kushner says he was in a rush to complete his paperwork, and had always intended to add everything later. One originally omitted interaction was with the head of a Russian bank under U.S. sanctions. Another involved Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak — Kushner asked him about setting up a private communication channel with Moscow during the presidential transition. When news of that back-channel request was reported, Kushner admitted it, and explained he simply wanted to have private conversations about Syria. Past top-level national security officials have called his undisclosed interactions, “Off the map,” a ”Dashboard warning,” and unprecedented.Wilbur Ross, commerce secretary: In his ethics filings, he did disclose his investments in a shipping firm he once controlled called Navigator Holdings. He did not go into detail about its extensive business ties to a Russian oligarch subject to U.S. sanctions and to Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law. Those connections surfaced in Sunday’s leak, which chronicled offshore tax havens used by him and numerous public figures. The Paradise Papers reports did not accuse Ross of anything illegal.Michael Flynn, former national security adviser: On Sunday, NBC News reported that the Mueller probe has gathered enough evidence to bring charges against Flynn. He lasted less than a month as Trump’s top national-security official. In resigning, he admitted to misleading colleagues about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador. He also failed to include income from foreign governments on his ethics filing, the SF-86. He later disclosed lobbying work on behalf of Turkey, and almost $68,000 in income from Russian entities, including $45,000 to speak at a public event in Moscow in 2015, where he sat beside Putin at a dinner table.Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chair: He has been charged with a series of crimes including conspiracy against the United States, money-laundering, tax fraud, being an unregistered foreign agent, and lying to police. Manafort is accused of laundering $18 million in payments from a pro-Putin political party in Ukraine. He was forced to resign as Trump’s campaign chair in August 2016 after initial news reports about undisclosed cash payments and foreign lobbying. He is out on $10 million bail. Authorities allege he has multiple U.S. passports, and have pushed for strict bail conditions to counter any possible flight risk. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.Rick Gates, former Trump deputy campaign chair: A protege of Manafort, Gates stayed within Trump’s orbit after controversies felled his old friend. He managed Trump’s inauguration fund, and then ran a pro-Trump group. He was arrested alongside Manafort last week, slapped with similar charges, and accused of laundering more than $3 million from offshore accounts. He has also pleaded not guilty.Jeff Sessions, attorney general, former senator, and Trump campaign adviser: Testified under oath during Senate confirmation hearing that he was unaware of any interactions with Russians during the campaign. Some of his ex-colleagues want him to come back to clarify that remark. That’s because he has since admitted to two meetings with the Russian ambassador; former campaign adviser Carter Page says he told Sessions about a planned trip to Russia; he also participated in a meeting where adviser George Papadopoulos mentioned connections willing to set up a meeting between Trump and Vladimir Putin. After the initial stories appeared about his encounters with the then-ambassador, Sergei Kislyak, Sessions recused himself from all Russia-related matters, allowing his deputy attorney general to establish the Mueller inquiry. Trump has publicly fumed over Sessions’ decision.Carter Page, foreign policy adviser to Trump campaign: A Russophile oil consultant, Page had repeatedly denied meeting with Russian government officials during a July 2016 trip to Moscow. Several reports say he informed lawmakers last week during a closed-door congressional inquiry that he did, in fact, meet Russian officials, and then relayed details of those meetings to the campaign. He also said he informed Sessions about plans to visit Russia.George Papadopoulos, foreign-policy adviser to Trump campaign: He’s just become the first person convicted in the Russia probe. He pleaded guilty to lying repeatedly to the FBI about interactions with intermediaries of Russia. He confessed to misleading investigators about an effort to obtain stolen Hillary Clinton emails from Russia. When pressed about it by police, he deleted his Facebook account and his cellphone records. He also hoped to arrange a meeting between Trump and Putin, which the campaign ultimately shot down. Court records show Papadopoulos informed campaign officials of his Russia interactions. He is now working as an informant for the Mueller probe.last_img read more

  • Duchess Of Cornwall Attends Service For Fallen War Journalists

    first_imgThe Duchess of Cornwall has commemorated during a church service in central London journalists who have lost their lives in war zones.Her Royal Highness was among a host of media professionals who attended the annual service at St Bride’s Church.The service, titled A Hard Calling – Reporting from the Frontline, was this year dedicated to Marie Colvin, who died in Syria earlier this year.Ms Colvin, 56, was killed on February 22 when Syrian army shells struck the building that served as a makeshift media centre in Homs. Ms Colvin, an American, was reporting for The Sunday Times.The Duchess unveiled a page in the St Bride’s Memorial Book dedicated to Ms Colvin. The page includes a quotes from the veteran corespondent during an address at the St Bride’s service in 2010.Ms Colvin’s quote read: “It has always been a hard calling but the need for frontline objective reporting has never been stronger.”The Duchess has recently been made patron of the Guild of St Bride. The church, on Fleet Street, regards itself as a spiritual home for journalists throughout the world.Source:PrinceOfWales.gov.uklast_img read more

  • Tallia Storm Inspires Charity TShirts

    first_imgIn conjunction with World Cancer Day on February 4, 2015, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research has partnered with UK-based clothing brand Cotton Jelly for the #BeFearless campaign to help raise funds for cancer research in a fashionable way.The campaign features a limited-edition personalized T-shirt collection inspired by international teen singing sensation Tallia Storm. Featuring several colors and two distinct designs – “Love Defies All” and “Be Fearless” – the T-shirts sell for £35 ($53.00) and are available in men’s and women’s sizes. £10 ($15.00) from each sale will directly support the research initiatives of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation. Those who purchase these bespoke T-shirts are encouraged to share a selfie via social media in support of those living with cancer by using the hashtags #BeFearless, #CureCancerNow and #CottonJelly.“Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation and Cotton Jelly have created a unique way for people to support cancer research through their #BeFearless campaign. Purchasing a T-shirt not only supports cancer research, but also spreads a universal message of support and strength that is lasting and impactful. Since my mother knew Gabrielle very well, it makes it even more special so I feel honored to be a part of this partnership,” Tallia said.“As we head into World Cancer Day to support the global fight against cancer, we are honored to have Cotton Jelly and Tallia Storm joining us in this campaign. With their help and the support of those who purchase a T-shirt, we get closer and closer to finding a cure,” expressed Denise Rich, Co-Founder of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation.“Cancer is a disease that personally affects almost everyone on the planet at some point in their life. By partnering with Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation and Tallia Storm we are proudly joining the fight against this terrible illness,” said Wes Henstock, Head Creative at Cotton Jelly.In addition to Tallia Storm, celebrity fans of the Cotton Jelly and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation T- shirt include E! News’ Alicia Quarles and Bravo’s “Made in Chelsea” star Billie Carroll. Shirts can be purchased here.last_img read more

  • Bear Clan Patrol finds Winnipeg friendship centre trashed

    first_imgBruce SpenceAPTN NewsThe leader of the Bear Clan Patrol in Winnipeg says one of his teams found a rear door of one of Canada’s first friendship centres pried open and the interior vandalized. “There was enough snow in the doorway that we had trouble pushing our way in,” said James Favel Saturday. “When we got in there, the whole place was trashed.“We called the police but it’s not a priority for them tonight,” Favel added over the phone.The Winnipeg Indian and Metis Friendship Centre (IMFC) was founded in 1968. It was the subject of controversy in 2018.The board of directors was outvoted in the springtime by a new group whose members claimed to be part of the American Indian Movement (AIM), a claim that was refuted by U.S. AIM leader Clyde Bellecourt.The IMFC’s new board soon lost its provincial gaming licence, effectively shutting down its twice-a-week bingo. It was all downhill after that. The national and provincial friendship centre associations withdrew the Winnipeg centre’s membership and the new group soon defaulted on the mortgage. The doors of the Winnipeg IMFC had been locked and shuttered since the summer of 2018, soon after the group held a sun dance beside the building in the heart of the Lord Selkirk neighbourhood in north end Winnipeg.“There were some historical artifacts in there,” Favel noted.““There were a couple of sacred pipes, eagle feathers, portraits. All the walls in the bathrooms were smashed in and the copper wiring removed. They took all the TVs but left the remotes.”Favel said Bear Clan members removed some of the portraits from the centre’s wall of fame for safe keeping. The portraits were painted by artist Noel Wuttunee who died in Winnipeg in 2011.“A lot of the walls and doors were covered by a film of ice and the smell of mold was so bad we couldn’t stay in there very long,” Favel said. bspence@aptn.calast_img read more

  • Poila Baishak: Tuck into these delicacies

    first_imgTaj Bengal Celebrate Poila Baishak with your loved ones at iconic Taj Bengal and relish the memorable moments forever. From authentic platter of Bengali buffet to delicious Aamish, Niramish thali and a grand sea food platter, Taj has it all. Sunday Brunch at Cal 27 (April 14) Timings: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Best from the menu: Luchi-cholar dal,Potol-er-dolma, Chingri-malai curry and more. Rate: Buffet at Rs 2000 plus taxes per person Lunch and Dinner at Sonargaon (April 15) Also Read – An income drop can harm brainTimings: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm (Lunch) and 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm (Dinner) Best from the menu: Bengali Aamish, Niramish thali and a grand sea food platter Rate: Veg thali at Rs 2450 plus taxes, Non veg thali at Rs 2750 plus taxes, Seafood thali at Rs 3250 plus taxes (per person)ITC Sonar Lunch at Eden Pavilion (April 14 –15) Indulge in authentic delicacies cooked with love from age-old family recipes handed down for generations. Best from the menu: Kosha Mangsho, ChingriMalai, Bhekti Macher Paturi, and much much more. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardRate: Rs 2000 plus taxes with soft beverages and Rs 2950 plus taxes with premium beverages Lunch at Dum Pukht (April 14 – 15) Don’t miss the ‘nawabi dawat’ (Royal Feast) at Dum Pukht, where that goes beyond mere satisfaction of appetite to the realm of sensuality: an evocative presentation of aromas, flavors and textures that pays tribute to an appreciation of the finer things in life. Rate: Special set menu Bhadrolok at Rs 3250 plus taxes Timings: 12:30 pm to 2: 45 pm Zamindaar Barir Bhoj, Hyatt Regency What better way to revel in the grand beginning of Noboborsho than exploring the biggest Zamindaar Barir Bhoj, at Hyatt Regency Kolkata. Make your celebrations larger than life with the perfect blend of royalty and nostalgia, while you get mesmerised to the tune of live performance of unplugged Rabindra-sangeet and Bengali folk songs. Best from the menu: Daab Chingri, Echorer Dalna, Kosha Mangsho, Nallen Gurer, Labonyo Doi, etc. When: April 15 Timings: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Lunch) and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Dinner) Rate: Rs 2019 plus taxes (non- alcoholic) and Rs 1010 plus taxes (6 -12 yrs) IBIS Kolkata, Rajarhat Create memories and welcome the Noboborsho with a delectable spread of Bengali delicacies at IBIS Kolkata, Rajarhat. From April 16-18, the buffet service will only be available for dinner. When: April 15- 21 Timings: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (Lunch), 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm (Dinner) Best on menu: Kosha Mangsho, Chingri Malai Curry, Basanti Pulao and Shukto, Mochar Ghonto, Murighonto, and Macher Kalia, to name a few. Rate: Rs 999 for two (plus taxes per head) THE PARK Make your own salad and tickle your taste buds with chaats from the live counter as you start this gastronomic journey at Saffron, The Bridge and Rosewood. Best from the menu: Sorshe Narkel Chingri Bhapa , Chingri Malai Curry, Kosha Mangsho, Dhonepata diye Aloo Dum, to name a few. Rate: The Bridge – Buffet at Rs 2495 inclusive of all taxes with unlimited alcohol Buffet at Rs 1995 inclusive of all taxes with unlimited soft beverages; Saffron – Veg at Rs 2495 with unlimited soft beverages and Non-Veg at Rs 2995 inclusive of all taxes with unlimited soft beverages. Rosewood – Buffet at Rs 1495 inclusive of all taxes with one glass of draught beer or soft beverage.The Stadel April 15 not only symbolises the beginning of Bengali New Year but also marks the 16th birthday of The Stadel. The eatery promises to bring one of the most authentic food festivals for their visitors. Bengali Buffet Lunch and Dinner at First Innings: Multicuisine Restaurant (April 14 and 15) Timings: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Lunch) and 7:00 pm onward (Dinner) Best from the menu: Gondhoraj Doi Ghol, Green Salad, Narkel Bhaja Salad, Gondhoraj Paneer Tikka, Mutton Paya, etc. Rate: Rs 1300 plus taxes per person Special a-la-carte menu at Rasam: Pure Veg South Indian Restaurant (Until April 16) Best from the menu: Rasam special idly, Guri-Appam, Mumbai Mysore Dosa,to name a few. Timings: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm 7:00 am to 10:00 pm (Weekends and National holidays) 6 Ballygunge Place Get into the festive vibe of Poila Baishak with good food and quick service at different outlets of 6 Ballygunge Place (Rajarhat, Salt Lake and Ballygunge). Also, try the specially curated menu at their Sector V and Kasba outlet. Best from the menu: Baisakher Amej, Assorted Bhaja, Badshahi Dal, Lomba Begun Baji Enchorer Dalna , Kalo Miroch Aloor Dum, Vietnamese Pho Soup (Chicken), Chicken in Peanut Curry, to name a few. Rate: Special menu at Rs 1250, Rs 850 at ‘The Bengal Lounge’ and ‘The Wall’. Veg thali Rs 550, Non-veg thali Rs 760, Hish Thali Rs 950 plus taxes The Gateway Hotel, EM Bypass Welcome 1426 with lunch and dinner buffet at Buzz featuring the best of traditional Bengali cuisine. Lunch and Dinner at Buzz Timings: (Dinner) 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm on April 14 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm (Lunch) on April 15 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm (Dinner) on April 15 Best from the menu: Gondhoraj Ghol (A refreshing yoghurt drink), Chingrir chop (shrimp starter), Aam Pabda (Pabda Fish with raw mango), Kumro Pata Bhapa Ilish, and many more. Rate: Rs 1649 plus taxes per person Oudh 1590 Welcome the Bengali new year with authentic array of special Awadhi dishes at Oudh 1590. When: April 15 Timings: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (Lunch), 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm (Dinner) Best from the menu: Awadhi Sugandhi Mahi, Fish Zafrani Tikka, Murgh Purdah Biryani, Jheenga, to name a few. Rate: Rs 1000 for two (approx) plus taxes Oh! Calcutta This Poila Baisakh, pamper your taste buds at Oh! Calcutta with dishes like Alu Kabli, Dahi Vada, Bhuttar Piyaji, Mangshor Jhol, Maacher Kofta Curry, Chingri Malai Curry to name a few. Timings: 11:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Lunch) and 7:00 to 10:30 pm (Dinner) Rate: Rs 1025 (Lunch) and Rs1095 (Dinner) plus taxeslast_img read more

  • Morocco to Allow Screening of Ridley Scott’s Controversial Film

    Rabat – The Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM) is reportedly preparing to hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to allow the screening of Ridely Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” in Morocco.According to sources quoted by le360 news website, English director of the biblical epic has agreed to remove the controversial scene in which god is being depicted as a child during the period of revelation to the prophet Moses.“Ridely Scott has accepted that the governing body of Moroccan cinema takes away the controversial scene” in order to allow its screening in Moroccan cinemas, the same source added. Exodus was banned from Moroccan movie theaters for embodying God. It was also banned in Egypt and the UAE for historical inaccuracies. read more

  • Ranjan removed from UNP Divulapitiya organiser post

    Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake has been removed from his Divulapitiya organiser post by the United National Party (UNP).He has been replaced by Provincial Council member Kithsiri Manchanayake.

  • Afghanistan UN mission condemns attack on mosque that killed government official

    Mr. Jamal was killed this morning when an explosive device, reportedly affixed to a microphone, detonated while he was giving a speech to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid-Ul-Adha, at the central mosque of Pul-i-Alam. “I am deeply shocked by this killing of a civilian, in a mosque, on one of the holiest days in the Muslim calendar,” said the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and acting head of UNAMA, Nicholas Haysom. “Afghans deserve peace and should be able to celebrate the Eid holidays in an environment marked by friendship and brotherhood, free from violence and bloodshed.” Seven other civilians were reportedly wounded, including the imam of the mosque. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. UNAMA has repeatedly condemned attacks that deliberately target civilians in violation of international humanitarian law, and the Mission reiterated its call for such attacks to cease immediately and for respect of the sanctity of protected religious places such as mosques. UNAMA also extended its condolences to the family of Mr. Jamal and wished a speedy recovery for the wounded. read more

  • Agriculture and food system transformation needed on pathway to zero hunger –

    “It is unacceptable in a world of plenty that nearly 800 million people still suffer from hunger,” the UN chief said at a high-level event on “Pathways to Zero Hunger” at UN Headquarters this afternoon. “This represents a collective moral and political failure,” he added. The event, co-organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), seeks to galvanize momentum for the Zero Hunger Challenge launched by the Secretary-General in 2012. The Zero Hunger Challenge reflects five elements from within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which, taken together, can end hunger, eliminate all forms of malnutrition, and build inclusive and sustainable food systems. At today’s event, the Secretary-General recalled that when he invited world leaders and development partners, through the Challenge, to share his vision of a world free from hunger and malnutrition within a generation, he challenged them to build a world where all people enjoy the fundamental right to adequate food, and a world where food systems are inclusive, resilient and sustainable. “This vision now lies at the heart the Sustainable Development Goals,” Mr. Ban emphasized. “With the 2030 Agenda we have the opportunity to silence once and for all the deafening cry of hunger and malnutrition that has echoed down through history.” Noting that the pledge of the SDGs is to “leave no one behind,” the Secretary-General said that the common goal is to transform agriculture and food systems to drive rural prosperity and end poverty; to put agriculture at the heart of the solution to climate change; and to build peaceful societies through food security. “By tackling the root causes of hunger and malnutrition we can support all the SDGs,” he said. The UN chief highlighted that he has seen “real progress” in the past four years, citing that the global population of undernourished people has fallen by nearly 70 million since 2012. In addition, he said that tackling the problem of food waste has become a “global cause,” while sustainable agriculture and food systems are at the heart of the Paris Agreement on climate change and Member States have now committed to ‘Zero Hunger’ as part of the 2030 Agenda. “The Zero Hunger Challenge will continue to offer a space for diverse partners to come together behind a common objective,” Mr. Ban said. “As I end my term in office, I am asking FAO, WFP and IFAD to take my challenge forward.” “I am confident that they will not rest until zero hunger is a reality. Together, we can meet the challenge of securing a future of health, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all on a healthy planet,” he concluded. Today’s event was held in partnership with the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, and the UN Global Compact. read more

  • Mens Basketball No 13 Ohio State faces imposing road to Big Ten

    Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) takes the ball down the court in the second half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 20. Ohio State won 79-52. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team has surprised everyone in the 2017-18 season. Before the year began, finishing 13th in the Big Ten seemed to closer to the expectation than anything.Entering the Big Ten tournament, the Buckeyes are 13th — in the nation. They begin the conference tournament Thursday as the No. 2 seed.They would have gone in as the top seed had it not been for Penn State, the No. 7 seed in the tournament. The Nittany Lions delivered the Buckeyes both two of Ohio State’s three Big Ten losses during the regular season. “I don’t have to review our struggles with Penn State,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said Wednesday. Should Ohio State find a way past Penn State, it will be facing off against No. 8 Purdue, the third seed in the tournament. Beyond that, in the championship round of the tournament, it could face No. 2 Michigan State, the regular-season conference champion and top seed in the tournament.There is not necessarily a ton of pressure on the Buckeyes to win the tournament. Sitting at 24-7 overall and 15-3 in conference play, they have essentially locked up an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament and don’t need the automatic bid that comes with winning the Big Ten tournament. Penn State, however, is not necessarily in the same position. Though it appears likely the Nittany Lions will land an at-large bid, the 20-13 regular-season record and 9-9 conference record in a down year for the Big Ten could use additional wins to punch their ticket into March Madness.Though Holtmann believes Penn State is a tournament team already, he said he knows teams that viewed as bubble teams could have added motivation to excel in the conference tourney given the necessity to come away with the win to keep national championship hopes alive.Last season, he led his No. 2-seeded Butler team against No. 7-seeded Xavier and remembered the added motivation from the Musketeers.“[Xavier] needed another quality win to get in [the NCAA Tournament] most people thought,” Holtmann said. “So there was certainly a level of urgency I think on both of our ends, but you could see it with them for sure because I think they were right on that bubble.”Adding to the challenge of playing Penn State is that the Nittany Lions are fresh off a win Thursday against Northwestern, while the Buckeyes have not played in a game since Feb. 23. The Buckeyes have had more time to rest, but they have not known who to prepare for and Holtmann said the team balanced its practice for both teams.Holtmann said that while his team might be more well-rested, Penn State will come in more game-ready. “I do think there’s a little bit of an advantage when you can play, have a win under your belt there,” Holtmann said. “So we’ll need to be ready from the jump because that team will have won a game and got a little bit of momentum the night before, so I think you’ve got to be ready for that.”If the Buckeyes are able to beat the Nittany Lions for the first time all season, the path remains challenging. Presumably, they will face Purdue and then Michigan State. The Buckeyes beat both teams in the only two matchups between the teams believed to be the conference’s best, but the Buckeyes would enter neither as the favorite to win. Purdue had just started the roughest part of its season when it lost to the Buckeyes, losing three straight to Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin. The Boilermakers finished the season with three straight wins and only need to beat Rutgers, the lowest seed in the tournament, to advance to the semi-finals in a matchup against the winner of Ohio State vs. Purdue. Michigan State stumbled against Ohio State but rebounded by winning its final 14 games of the season. The Spartans would need to beat ninth-seeded Wisconsin and the winner of the matchup between No. 5 Michigan and No. 4 Nebraska. The team understandably has said it will not look any further than its first game. Especially now that the opponent is Penn State, the Buckeyes need to be completely ready to face a team that dominated them in the last outing. At the beginning of the year, Ohio State would have been expected to enter the Big Ten tournament, at the very best, in that position. A bubble team that needed some wins to get into the NCAA Tournament. It will not be in that position, and it will not even be an underdog for at least its first matchup against Penn State.Holtmann said he needs his team to enter the tournament with a balance of both an underdog and confident mentality, knowing that it could face a mixture of teams that Ohio State might be favored against and others where the opponents will be favored.“I talked to people all the time that question if this group is going to be a quick out in both tournaments because of our lack of this or our lack of that,” Holtmann said. “Hopefully our guys will play with the necessary chip that’s required and if not, it’s going to show in our play.” read more

  • Vaping is far safer than smoking

    first_img Image: e-cigarette image via Shutterstock A NEW STUDY funded by Cancer Research UK has indicated e-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use than conventional cigarettes.The study involved analysis of the saliva and urine of 181 people and was conducted by scientists at University College London.It found former smokers who used e-cigarettes or nicotene replacement therapy may obtain roughly similar levels of nicotene compared with cigarette smokers.However, the use of these products for at least six months was associated with substantially reduced levels of carcinogens and toxins. Those who used both conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes did not show the same differences, which researchers say highlights that a complete switch is needed to reduce exposure to toxins.“Our study adds to existing evidence showing that e-cigarettes and NRT are far safer than smoking, and suggests that there is a very low risk associated with their long-term use,” Dr Lion Shahab, senior lecturer in the department of epidemiology and public health at UCL, and lead author of the publication, said.We’ve shown that the levels of toxic chemicals in the body from e-cigarettes are considerably lower than suggested in previous studies using simulated experiments. This means some doubts about the safety of e-cigarettes may be wrong.“Our results also suggest that while e-cigarettes are not only safer, the amount of nicotine they provide is not noticeably different to conventional cigarettes. This can help people to stop smoking altogether by dealing with their cravings in a safer way.”At the start of this year, Ireland’s Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) acknowledged in a report that e-cigarettes had success in helping people quit smoking. It noted further study is needed into their clinical cost-effectiveness.29% of smokers in Ireland currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.Read: Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report>Read: Giving up cigarettes? Vaping might not be the solution> Short URL Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 10:04 AM 15,682 Views Feb 7th 2017, 10:04 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share613 Tweet Email2 Image: e-cigarette image via Shutterstock 38 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3226610 By Michelle Hennessy Vaping is ‘far safer than smoking’ New research found those who switched to vaping had reduced toxins and carcinogens in their bodies. last_img read more

  • Geek Deals Save 97 on the machine learning bundle on Skillwise

    first_imgMachine learning is rapidly becoming one of the most important fields. It’s fueling the best self-driving cars, new facial recognition programs, and even stock trading algorithms. If you’re at all curious about where AI is heading, or if you want to take a step towards learning how to make your own AI scripts, check out this bundle of machine learning resources. At 97% off, it’s only $19.50 for a limited time.• Complete machine learning bundle for $19.50 (List price: $780 — Coupon code: LEARN50)So, what’s included? You’ll get the following courses:Quant trading using machine learning ($99 value)Learn by example: Statistics and data science in R ($99 value)Learn by example: Hadoop and MapReduce for big data problems ($99 value)Byte size chunks: Java object-oriented programming and design ($79 value)An introduction to machine learning and NLP in Python ($99 value)Byte size chunks: Twitter sentiment analysis in Python ($69 value)Byte sized chunks: Decision trees and random forests ($69 value)An introduction to deep learning and computer vision ($49 value)Byte sized chunks: Recommendation systems ($69 value)From 0 to 1: Learn Python programming – easy as pie ($49 value)All together, that’s 74 hours spread out over 406 lessons! Normally, these ten courses would sell for upwards of 780 bucks, but you can buy-in for less than $20 when you use coupon code “LEARN50” during checkout.Note: All sales final. Terms and conditions apply. See the Skillwise site for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals, head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

  • More time to use Bight Park says DEMA

    first_img Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016 Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Recommended for you Related Items:dema, island fish fry, the bight park Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Sept 2015 – Managers of the Bight Park issued a notice to inform the public of the altered opening times for the popular beach side park.DEMA explained that The Bight Park will now be accessible seven days per week between 5am to 7pm; adding that Thursdays are still reserved for the Island Fish Fry.DEMA explained the setting up of this new time schedule is in an effort to allow for safe access to the Bight Park. There is also a request and reminder that public activities must cease by 7pm, which also means vehicles will have to vacate the parking lot or risk being locked inside until the park is re-opened the following day. Groups or individuals can formerly apply for use of the park.last_img read more

  • SELECTMEN NEWS McCoy Sounds Alarm That Olin Has Suggested That Town Reactivate

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At the end of Wednesday night’s special Board of Selectmen Meeting, Selectman Mike McCoy alerted his colleagues to an interim action feasibility study draft recently submitted to the EPA by Olin which, under one alternative, calls for some of the town’s deactivated wells to be turned back on and its contaminated water be sent to the town’s water treatment plant.In the study, under Groundwater Alternative 2A, Olin suggests the following:“Water extracted by the reactivated municipal wells would be treated at the municipal plant (which would be upgraded to include UV oxidation units to treat NDMA) so that COCs meet ARARs-based target concentrations and/or target concentrations based on achievement CERCLA risk limits. Redundant (back-up) UV oxidation units would be installed to ensure reliability and continuity of treatment. Should one unit require maintenance, the other unit is immediately available and on-line. The water would be treated to meet ARARs-based target concentrations and/or target concentrations based on achievement of CERCLA risk limits and would then be potable and available for municipal use.It is important to note that this alternative is viable only if it achieved public acceptance and the Town elects to re-activate the former MWSWs. If the Town wells are not reactivated, this alternative would not be implementable and would need to be reevaluated.”“From what I understand, there’s an interim draft plan relative to the Olin site from EPA, which states that part of the remediation is basically to turn on the wells that was shut down because of contamination caused by the Olin site and to now turn them back on 17 years later, to send contaminated water to our infiltration system in the Town of Wilmington,” McCoy announced.“Has [Special Town Counsel] Dan Deutsch or [the town’s environmental consultants] GeoInsight been informed of this? What is their opinion? From what I understand, Jeff, it looks like May 22nd is the cutoff time for any written response to the EPA. I would hope to think we’d get an answer from you tonight,” continued McCoy. “If I’m wrong, tell me, please, but that’s what I’m understanding. [Olin] wants to take that contaminated water and shoot it down to our infiltration plant to recycle it.”McCoy suggested the Town seek an extension to the May 22 deadline.Town Manager Jeff Hull and the other Selectmen appeared unaware of the looming comments deadline or Olin putting forward an alternative which would see the town reopen some of its wells and treat the contaminated water at its water treatment facility.“This is news to me that there’s a proposal for Olin to activate contaminated wells and run that water in the public water system or into the town water’s treatment plant, if that’s what you’re suggesting. I’m just unaware of that,” responded Town Manager Jeff Hull. “I’ll certainly look into it. I have no knowledge of plans for the town’s wells that have been deactivated since 2003-2004 to be reactivated and send that water to our water treatment plant.”“There are certainly periodically comment documents that are submitted by Olin as they’re going through the various steps of complying with EPA’s requirements,” Hull later added. “I can’t, off the top of my head, recall if there’s a document out there that requires comment by May 22. I do recall something in the last few weeks…  I’d have to go back to look at the exact nature of it. I don’t recall any suggestion that the intent was to turn on the town’s deactivated wells and direct water into our water treatment plant. That’s not something I recall.”“Did I miss something? Was this information given to us? What was the source of this information? Was it something said to us that we all should have been privy to? This is the first I’m hearing of it,” said new Selectwoman Jomarie O’Mahony.“I would think [DPW Director] Mike Woods would have been the first on the phone to you if this was going to take place,” Selectman Kevin Caira told Hull.McCoy said a constituent brought this concern to him.“A constituent did talk to me about this [earlier today]. I’m just bringing this forward,” said McCoy. “Hey, for 30 years, if a constituent has a need, I bring their wants and needs to the board. That’s what we practice and preach.”“Is there any written report that your constituent was basing their information on? I can’t comment on what our position would be without knowing the source of the information that we’re supposedly discussing,” responded O’Mahony. “My concern is now [the public] will be worried about their drinking water. I’d love to see what that information is based on so we can actually formulate a response if one is needed.”Town Manager Hull indicated he wished McCoy would have brought his concerns to him prior to the meeting, rather than surprise the board at the end of the meeting.“One of the things I’ve tried to suggest to each of the members of the Board — and I try to do the same myself — is that when information comes to my attention, I try to provide it to the board as to avoid surprises,” said Hull. “I ask that the reciprocal be done. It’s a surprise for me to hear about this now.”“We will have Jeff follow up with [Mr. McCoy’s concerns] tomorrow,” said Selectman Chair Greg Bendel. “He’ll [consult] Dan Deutsch and the Town Department heads to see what you can find out and provide us with an update as soon as he can.”This item has been placed on the agenda for the Selectmen’s next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Decide This Fall Whether To Run Water Line To Residents With Contaminated WellsIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Sullivan Thanks McCoy For Sounding Alarm On Olin; Asks Board To Run Water Line To Cook Ave.In “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town Has NO Plans To Reactivate Contaminated Wells; Town Manager Takes Offense To McCoy’s CommentsIn “Government”last_img read more

  • Xbox E3 livestream scheduled for June 9 1 pm PT

    first_img Video Games Consoles Tags 28 Photos Comments $999 $6 at Tidal Chris Monroe/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $59 at eBay Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET $210 at Best Buy I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Now playing: Watch this: Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. 7 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See It Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Turo Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Boost Mobile Read Google Home Hub review Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $60 at Best Buy Microsoft Sony,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Tags Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The 28 best games on the Xbox One See it Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $155 at Google Express HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) FYI: Microsoft has put up its Xbox E3 2019 page, detailing the date and time of its livestream this year, and all the ways you’ll be able to watch it. It’s slated for June 9 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.You can catch it on Mixer, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and Facebook.As we’ve known for a while, Sony PlayStation won’t be at E3 this year, so Microsoft will the biggest fish in the console pond. Sony has revealed some of its plans for the next version of the PlayStation already, however.That is all — for now. Sarah Tew/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 0 It’s probably good Xbox didn’t make a VR headset What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See It Best Buy See at Amazon Apple iPhone XS Read the AirPods review Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Amazon See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Rylo $999 Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Read the Rylo camera preview $999 The Cheapskate Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $299 at Amazon Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See at Turo Post a comment Share your voice Share your voice Angela Lang/CNET 2:12 $520 at HP $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sarah Tew/CNETlast_img read more

  • Man held for molesting minor girl in Jagtial

    first_imgA 35-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday by the police for molesting a 17-year-old girl in Birpur mandal of Jagtial. Jagadish who is said to be in an inebriated state caught hold of the girl in forest when she was feeding the sheep and allegedly molested her. Later, the girl shared her ordeal with her family who lodged a complaint against the accused. The police registered a case and took the accused into custody.last_img

  • This influential Royal is responsible for the alleged rift between Prince Harry

    first_imgPrince HarryGetty imagesPrince Harry and Prince William are brothers and have enjoyed a close relationship over the years. But reports have suggested that ever since Prince Harry married Meghan Markle there has been some tension between the brothers.But it looks like there may be someone else who is behind the apparent frostiness between Prince William and Prince Harry. The Queen herself, may be responsible for the alleged rift between the Royal brothers. Queen Elizabeth II has begun to “offload” more of her duties to Prince Charles and Prince William, forcing the Duke of Cambridge to “up the ante” and preparing for his future away from shared goals with Prince Harry, according to royal author Juliet Rieden.  Prince William and Prince HarryGetty ImagesReportedly the Queen has started to share more official duties with her son and grandson to help them prepare for their future role on the throne of the UK. This seems like a natural transition for a Royal, especially when you’re an heir to the throne. Prince William has arguably the best chance at sitting on the throne after the Queen, so it is only logical for Prince William to take on more responsibility in preparation. The increase of responsibility to the crown has pushed Prince William to do more “heavy lifting” thus causing the Duke of Cambridge to diverge from the common path he had set out with Prince Harry, royal author Juliet Rieden suggested.This claim may explain the diverging paths of the princes. But it is a natural outcome and there shouldn’t be any resentment between them. Prince Harry and Prince William need to work out their differences and work together. We think that Prince Harry should lend a hand with the heavy lifting so as not to fray the bond he shares with Prince William. You can check out the video here:last_img read more

  • Call of Duty Black Ops First Strike official trailer and details

    first_imgActivision have released the official trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike (included below) which features 5 new multiplayer maps. It comes out first on Xbox Live on February 1 (for 1,200 Microsoft Points – $15) but there is no news on the PC or PS3 versions as of yet.The first four maps will be joined by a bonus zombie map called “Ascension” which will be staged in an abandoned Soviet Cosmodrome complex, but other than the title and the brief glimpse of this in action, we have no other details on the map at the moment.However, the first map is called “Discovery” and this is based on the Antarctic mission from the full game – the one when you take control of Reznov – so expect lots of camouflage sniping going on.The next map is entitled “Kowloon” and battles will take place on the roof tops in Kowloon (Hong Kong). In true Battlefield style you have the option to get from A to B using zip lines.The third map is called “Berlin Wall” and as the name suggests you will fight at the famous border crossing where the Russians and Americans held an alliance during the Cold War. You will need to watch for snipers that could be perched on balconies or behind the large windows of various buildings dotted around the map. Expect frenetic, close-quarters combat in this map.Finally, the last map is called “Stadium”, and this takes place in a hockey arena. This is a mid-sized map designed specifically for close-quarter battles so snipers will have to put down their long range weapons and get stuck into the action.Read more at Call of Dutylast_img read more

  • HiroshimaNagasaki Blood splattered legacy

    first_imgNow if you visit these places, all you would see are structures built in the memory of the lost cities with silent cries of the victims buried under the debris caused by the devastation. These heritage sites exist only to remind mankind of the evil that resides in their very being.Some of the heritage sites which stand as a testament of human destruction are Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland) where the Nazi Germans slaughtered the Jewish people, the Island of Goree in Senegal that was used as a base in slave trade and the Robben Island in the Republic of South Africa where people opposing the apartheid were imprisoned. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Genbaku Dome in Japan fulfills the criteria of a memorial erected directly because of the evils of warfare. The dome is basically the ruin of the former Hiroshima Industrial Promotion Hall that was destroyed after the first atomic bomb was dropped directly on top of it, resulting in only the walls being partially spared and the characteristic form of the building remaining with the iron frame of the dome.Situated on the opposite bank of the Motoyashu River which runs past the dome, is the Peace Memorial Park where the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, Children’s Peace Monument are built. There is also a cenotaph built to pay respects to the deceased souls of the atomic blast. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOn August 6th every year, in the Peace Memorial Park in front of the Hiroshima Peace City Monument, a peace memorial ceremony is held to appease the souls of those destroyed by the atomic bomb as well as to pray for the eternal peace on Earth. During the ceremony, the Peace Declaration read out by the Mayor of Hiroshima city, which appeals for the abolition of nuclear weapons and for the realisation of world peace, is transmitted worldwide. At exactly 8.15 am, which is the precise time when the atomic bomb was dropped years ago, the Peace Bell is rung and the citizens offer silent prayers for one minute for the repose of the souls of the bomb victims. Like Hiroshima, another city was also completely destroyed by the August bombings. A certain city which goes by the name of Nagasaki was also reduced to ash on the 9th of August. More than 750,000 lives were wiped out and the damage to property was countless. The survivors, even after so many years, cannot forget the horrific tragedy that had befallen them on that fateful day. To commemorate the fallen and to prevent the recurrence of such disasters to happen, a statue Heiwa Kinen-Zo was built by Seibo Kitamura, a local sculptor in 1955. The statue which is made completely of bronze is 9.7 meters in height and weighs around 30 tons. According to common lore, the statue’s right hand is raised upwards to point to the threat of nuclear wars while the horizontally extended left hand symbolises peace. The surrounding area of the statue located in the Nagasaki Peace Park is a designated zone to pray for world peace and also has the Fountain of Peace attached to it, in order to mourn for the victims’ souls who died there while seeking water. Every year on August 9 the Nagasaki Memorial service for the Dead and Peace Ceremony are held in front of the statue.last_img read more

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    first_imgTechnology | October 15, 2009 eFilm for iPhone Extends the EMR News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more The eFilm for iPhone* is designed as an extension of the EHR. As physicians rely on their mobile devices for communication, eFilm for iPhone will provide a new, image-enabled supplement to the electronic medical record. Enabling convenient correspondence among colleagues who do not have ready access to their desktop eFilm Workstation®, this “app” lets radiologists interface directly with their eFilm Workstation to view study lists and images, and manage a variety of tasks from as little as five feet away or from anywhere else in the world. Designed for use on Apple iPhone™ or iPod® touch.*Note that as to Work In Progress, Merge Healthcare is not legally obligated to develop or continue to develop such Works in Progress that may include the features and functionality described herein. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more Podcast | Information Technology | June 26, 2019 PODCAST: Why Blockchain Matters In Medical Imaging The technology has some hurdles ahead of it. Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read more Feature | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | May 30, 2019 | By Larry Sitka and Jef Williams Data Driven Workflows on the Rise as the User Changes Medical imaging and informatics are critical to delivering care and managing wellness. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | April 19, 2019 HHS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Electronic Health Information Interoperability Rules The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | Radiology Business | June 11, 2019 The Current Direction of Healthcare Reform Explained by CMS Administrator Seema Verma June 11, 2019 — Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma addressed the American Med read more last_img read more