Worth shouting about: George Springer wins World Series MVP

first_imgHouston Astros’ George Springer reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of Game 7 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. APLOS ANGELES — George Springer hit so many clutch home runs, he was a clear pick for World Series MVP. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges The Houston leadoff man hammered his way to the award, homering and doubling Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) to boost the Astros to their first championship with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7.He launched a Series record-tying five homers, including shots in each of the final four games, and celebrated those Springer Dingers by hollering around the bases.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMany years ago, that type of trip would’ve been hard to believe. Impossible, really.As a kid, Springer stuttered so severely that he frequently fell silent, unless he was around his family or close friends. Over time, he’s improved so much that he graciously grants interviews, even on national television, and never seems to shy away from the spotlight. He even wore a live mic in center field during the All-Star Game in July. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors MOST READ Springer tied Reggie Jackson (1977) and Chase Utley (2009) for the most home runs in a Series. The UConn product became the first hitter to homer four games in a row during a single Series, and also set the mark with eight extra-base hits.“This is a dream come true,” he said.He bounced back fast from a tough start, when he struck out all four at-bats in the opener, extending his slump to 3 for 30. He looked lost at the plate facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, but manager A.J. Hinch firmly said Springer would stay atop the lineup.Good move. Springer went 11 for 25 the rest of the way.He hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the 11th inning of a Game 2 win at Dodger Stadium. He doubled during a victory in Game 3, and homered again in a Game 4 loss.He connected for a huge homer in Game 5, moments after an ill-advised dive for a sinking liner that skipped past him. He later drew a two-out walk in the 10th that set up the winning run at Minute Maid Park.Springer hit a solo home run in Game 6 that put the Astros ahead in a game they eventually lost 3-1.His final Series line: a .379 average, seven RBIs and a 1.000 slugging percentage.Springer rallied from a rugged showing in the AL Championship Series, when he batted just .115 (3 for 26) without an extra-base hit or RBI in seven games against the Yankees.That came after his fourth and most productive season in the majors, when he set career highs by hitting .283 with 34 home runs and 85 RBIs. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Watch closely and you can see Springer, just for a moment, still begins to stumble over words sometimes. So he will calmly slow himself down, or pause for a second, before gathering himself and continuing on eloquently.At 28, the All-Star center fielder has taken every chance he’s gotten this postseason to talk about Camp SAY — that’s the Stuttering Association for the Young.Springer is a spokesman for the two-week summer camp that benefits kids and teens who stutter. He also runs a charity bowling event, raising money to help people attend the program.“I hope there’s somebody somewhere out there that is impacted and can learn to just go be who you are and not let any stage or any place stop you,” he said last week.On baseball’s big stage, the Dodgers couldn’t stop him.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ His production follows his pedigree.Drafted 11th overall by the Astros out of Connecticut in 2011, George Chelston Springer III comes from a family of athletes. His dad pitched in the Little League World Series, his mom was an accomplished gymnast, and his two sisters played softball in college.In fact, Springer wears No. 4 to represent the four members of his immediate family. Engaged to be married in January, Springer won’t be able to bump up to No. 5 — the Astros retired that jersey for Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell. He often was the Most Vocal Person, too — and that might be the most remarkable part of his story.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Butler’s late points lift Timberwolves past Pelicanslast_img read more

Don’t compare Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy with that of Team India: Sourav Ganguly

first_img Press Trust of India KolkataMay 14, 2019UPDATED: May 14, 2019 22:05 IST Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore finished in last place in the league stage of IPL 2019 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRoyal Challengers Bangalore registered just 5 wins out of 14 matches in IPL 2019Virat Kohli has never won the IPL, having only played for RCBKohli though, has a 73.88 win percentage in ODIs having won 49 out of 68 gamesFormer captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday insisted that Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy will not have an impact in India’s 2019 World Cup campaign as he enjoys a good record as an ODI skipper.The biggest advantage for Kohli will be the support of two very successful leaders — Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma — on whom he can fall back on during testing situations.Royal Challengers Bangalore’s repeated failures in the Indian Premier League have put the spotlight on Kohli’s leadership skills but Ganguly said Indian captaincy is a different ball game.”Don’t compare Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy record with that of India. His captaincy records for India is very good actually. He’s got Rohit Sharma in his team as the vice-captain. Dhoni is there. So he’s well supported,” Ganguly told PTI on the sidelines of a promotional programme.The 46-year-old felt Hardik Pandya will play a key role in India’s campaign at the mega event, starting May 30 in England.”Hardik Pandya will play a key role. He is in tremendous form. He will be very, very important for India’s chances.”The former left-handed batsman picked Pakistan alongside India, Australia and England as the four semifinalists in the upcoming World Cup, saying their records in world tournaments in England is remarkable.England has been a ‘lucky’ venue for the Pakistan, who had won the 2017 Champions Trophy beating India and had also bagged their maiden World Twenty20 title in 2009.”Pakistan’s record in world tournaments in England is remarkable. They won the Champions Trophy two years ago, they won the 2009 World T20 in England.”advertisementHe also cited the recent example of Pakistan’s second ODI against England, in which they almost chased down a mammoth 374 before going down by only 12 runs.”Pakistan always play well in England. You see the last game in England. England got 374 and Pakistan just lost by 12 runs. They also beat England in England in Test matches there because of their bowling lineup.”Ganguly, however, was quick to add that Virat Kohli’s men should not be wary of Pakistan and they would prove to be strong contenders.”I don’t believe in records. Both of them will have to play well on that particular day. India will be a very good side. They will be very hard to beat. Team which has the likes of Kohli, Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan can’t be weak.”Asked to compare this team with that of his team of 2003 that lost to Australia in the final, Ganguly said: “Both the teams are of different generations. We played the final in 2003. I hope they play the final and win it.”Indian cricket is so strong. And we have been strong for the last 25-30 years. Every world competition that we play, we will have a chance. This team has as much chance as we had in 2003.”Starting as one of the favourites, India would be under tremendous pressure but Ganguly felt it would bring out the best from Kohli and Co.”So it’s good that India is under pressure, every other team in the World Cup will be under pressure. You don’t want to turn up like a Nepal or an Ireland where the entire world thinks that you’re not going to win.”You rather turn up like an India or an Australia or an England where everybody says this team is going to win the World Cup. So Virat, probably being the best player of the world at the moment, is as much under pressure as anybody else and that will be good for him because he will turn up, work hard, he will be pumped and get India going.”Ganguly said it would be an interesting World Cup as all 10 teams will play each other before the best four qualify for the knockouts.”This team has as much as opportunity. It’s a great World Cup because all 10 teams play against each other and the best four qualify. There are strong teams and you realise England, Pakistan, West Indies all can win.”So it’s good that India is under pressure because it will help them perform and it’s going to be exciting 55 days of cricket,” Ganguly said.Also Read | Dhoni, Kohli and Rohit have played a big role in Kuldeep and my success: ChahalAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli reign supreme on Twitter, CSK most talked about teamAlso Read | I have the ability to remain unfazed, don’t feel pressure: Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | India favourites to win the World Cup 2019: Mohammad AzharuddinFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Sourav GangulyFollow IPL 2019Follow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Team IndiaFollow 2019 World Cup Don’t compare Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy with that of Team India: Sourav GangulyRoyal Challengers Bangalore’s repeated failures in the Indian Premier League have put the spotlight on Virat Kohli’s leadership skills but Sourav Ganguly said Indian captaincy is a different ball game.advertisementlast_img read more

OneSubsea Orders AOG Equipment

first_imgzoom Airborne Oil & Gas (AOG) has secured an order for multiple flexible risers and jumpers from OneSubsea™.Applying the Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) concept, the flexible risers and jumpers will be used for acid stimulation, injecting stimulation fluids into subsea wells.The smooth bore TCP concept is unique in that it combines high pressure rating with high flow, collapse resistance and flexibility.Martin van Onna, AOG’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: “AOG’s spoolable lightweight TCP enables offshore well intervention using small vessels, reducing the cost of intervention campaigns significantly.”The risers and jumpers are 2,5 inch ID rated to 10,000 psi working pressure which have an operational collapse rating allowing use in 2000 meters water depth. April 17, 2014last_img read more

Northeast BC competitors off to Abbotsford for Skills Canada Provincials next week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A team of competitors from Northeast B.C. are off to Abbotsford next week to compete in the 24th Annual Skills Canada Provincials.The Peace Region team consists of students from Schools Districts 59, 60, and 81 as well as NLC students from Fort St. John and Dawson Creek. The team is being joined by five teachers, two college staff, four parents, and regional coordinator Jamie Maxwell. The group qualified for the trip at the Skills Canada Regional Competition in Dawson Creek back in February.The group will be competing in a wide range of categories, including: Aerospace Technology, Cabinetmaking, Carpentry, Electrical Wiring, Hairdressing, Job Search, JrSkills Gravity Vehicle, JrSkills Spaghetti Bridge, JrSkills Sumo Robot, JrSkills Wind Turbine, Photography, Public Speaking, Robotics, TV/Video Production, Welding and Workplace Safety. The competition is happening at the Abbotsford Trade and Exhibition Centre on April 18th, and will feature over 600 competitors from around the province. After Abbotsford, the National Competition that will take place in Edmonton on June 4th and 5th.last_img read more

Levi Strauss readies for prime time in the public markets

NEW YORK — Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time.The 166-year-old company, which owns the Dockers and Denizen brands, previously went public in 1971, but the namesake founder’s descendants took it private again in 1985.The stock is listed under the ticker “LEVI” and is set to start trading Thursday at $17, above an originally expected range of $14 to $16.The move comes as the iconic brand is staging a comeback under its CEO Chip Bergh even as it faces increasing competition and a changing retail landscape. Women are opting for yoga pants or other comfortable athletic sportswear that can be worn every day. And the brand is also contending with a shrinking number of department stores, once its traditional venue of distribution.But since assuming the helm in 2011, Bergh has refashioned the brand and image. It didn’t chase after the yoga trend but rather focused on enhancing the fit of its women’s jeans with stretchier fabrics. Bergh also has created buzz with partnerships with celebrities like Justin Timberlake while increasing Levi’s marketing at events like Coachella, where Beyonce performed in the brand’s cut-off shorts.At the same time, Levi’s has been expanding online and juggling between selling to low-end and high-end stores. It’s also been opening its own stores.All of that has helped Levi Strauss turn in a 14 per cent increase in sales to $5.6 billion for the year ended Nov. 25, 2018.“Focusing on product improvements and diversification have been excellent moves,” said Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics, a retail research firm. “There’s a lot of competition, but Levi’s has always been the brand in denim. “The timing might be right for Levi’s. Jeans sales appear to be on an upswing in the U.S., increasing 2.2 per cent to $16.7 billion last year after four straight years of declines, according to data from Euromonitor.“Things go in waves,” says Marie Driscoll, managing director of luxury and fashion at Coresight Research. “The athleisure trend made denim not as comfortable. But denim brands have responded by adding stretch.”It wasn’t long ago when Levi’s was struggling with a big debt load and had grown too reliant on department stores. During its worst slump, the company’s sales went from $6.8 billion in 1997, when it helped to drive the Casual Friday trend with its Dockers khakis, to $4.07 billion in 2004.Levi’s is hoping to prove to Wall Street there’s staying power for a legacy name that dates back to 1853 when its namesake founder started a wholesales dry goods business in San Francisco. Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis invented jeans 20 years later after receiving a patent to create cotton denim workpants with copper rivets in certain areas like the pocket corner to make them stronger. By the 1920s, Levi’s original 501 jeans had become top-selling men’s workpants, according to its corporate website.Levi’s, like many denim brands, still face challenges. They’re being squeezed by a new wave of closures of traditional department stores. And discounters like Walmart have been developing their own exclusive brands.In its prospectus, Levi Strauss says it plans to use the proceeds to expand more aggressively into China, India and Brazil. It also is expanding its retail stores. As of late last year, Levi’s operated 824 company-operated stores.Levi Strauss is adopting a dual-class share structure. Each Class A share will be entitled to one vote, while Class B shares will have 10 votes. Class B stock will primarily be held by the descendants of the company founder. That means that the Strauss’s descendants will still exert big influence over the company’s major decisions.______________Follow Anne D’Innocenzio: http://twitter.com/ADInnocenzioAnne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press read more

Rural development among key priorities for worlds poorest countries – UN envoy

“Since 2001 we have seen positive economic growth in many of the LDCs but that has not significantly impacted on the level of poverty,” Anwarul Chowdhury told the opening of a two-day ministerial meeting in Cotonou, where over 100 LDC representatives have gathered to review progress of a 10-year plan to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development in their territories.“Social and human development indicators are still cause for concern. Our resolve over the next five years should be to ensure that the millions of impoverished people in LDCs see a tangible difference in their daily lives,” said Mr. Chowdhury, who is the UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. He noted that although more than 72 per cent of the population in LDCs live in rural areas, the agricultural sector remains over-reliant on rudimentary equipment and outdated technologies. Erratic weather conditions have further exacerbated the situation, often leading to widespread food insecurity in these already fragile countries, he said.The High Representative stressed that although there had been encouraging developments during the first five years of the implementation of the Programme of Action, the overall results were mixed.The UN envoy drew attention to the need for further capacity development in the LDCs, with particular focus on women and young people. “There should be greater local ownership of the Programme of Action. The LDCs must be fully committed to placing the Brussels Programme at the heart of their national development plans and poverty reduction strategies,” he said.He added that there should be increased focus on improving governance at the local level where the actual implementation of development projects and programmes take place. Mr. Chowdhury also urged the international community to “stay the course on promised aid, debt relief, tariff-free access for LDC exports and access to technology.” He pointed out that the external debt overhang in most LDCs was unsustainable and reiterated his call for its total cancellation.Many least developed countries have also been unable to benefit fully from the duty-and quota-free market access offered by industrialized countries, mainly because of the lack of capacity to produce exportable products of sufficient quantity or quality.Mr. Chowdhury concluded by pointing out the increase over the past five years of overseas development aid (ODA) to LDCs but warned that much more needs to be done to improve the quality of aid to make the increase more meaningful for the LDCs. read more

Automotive manufacturing benefits in low carbon Budget 2010

Commenting on today’s Budget, SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt said, “Measures to encourage more and better priced lending to consumers and businesses, alongside additional support for investment in low carbon vehicle technologies are further evidence of the new priority given to UK motor manufacturing. There is disappointment that the introduction of first year VED rates has not been deferred, but the doubling of the annual investment allowance will give a lift to the commercial vehicle market.”A series of measures supporting companies throughout the UK motor industry were announced, designed to support investment in ultra-low carbon technologies:£30 million allocation from the Strategic Investment Fund to support development of low carbon vehicles. A Nuneaton ‘intelligent transport technology’ test centre.The Technology Strategy Board’s competition to develop low and ultra-low carbon vehicle supply chains.A second Green Bus competition. Budget specifics:VED: Vehicles emitting less than 130g/km CO2 will pay no VED; vehicles with over 165g/km CO2 will pay additional VED for the first year graduated up to £950.VED discounts of up to £500 for HGVs with Reduced Pollution Certificates – for vehicles that show early compliance with Euro 6 air quality standards.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Commitment to greater support for SMEs through the UK ‘finance for growth’ scheme and provision of measures to encourage lending. Furthermore, government took action to encourage business investment in new vehicles and specifically in ultra-low carbon technology by:Introducing a lower 5% rate of company car tax for vehicles emitting between one and 75g/km CO2.100% first-year capital allowance for zero-carbon goods vehicles.Doubling the Annual Investment Allowance for small businesses to £100K (industry seeks clarity on whether this measure also extends to larger businesses). The success of the Scrappage Incentive Scheme was credited with a 30% rise in sales against expectations, with government reiterating the importance of a balanced economy and the key role manufacturing has to play. read more

IPL 2017 Qualifier 1 Advantage Mumbai as Rising Pune miss

…Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Qualifier 1, MumbaiMatch factsQualifier 1, Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune SupergiantMumbai, May 16, 2017Start time 2000 local (1430 GMT)By: Karthik KrishnaswamyHead-to-headOverall: The teams have met four times, with Rising Pune winning three matches and losing one.This season: Rising Pune have done the double against Mumbai this season, winning by seven wickets at home thanks to breezy fifties from Ajinkya Rahane and Steven Smith, and by three runs at the Wankhede, where Ben Stokes bowled a critical spell full of clever slower balls.Big pictureESPNcricinfo-Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Lasith Malinga. Each of them has played in at least ten matches in the business end of the IPL – playoffs, semi-finals, finals. That is a whole lot of experience. All five have won two IPL titles each, and all five could be part of Mumbai Indians’ line-up at on Tuesday.Rising Pune Supergiant have never been involved in a playoff. One way or another, Tuesday will be either their second-last or third-last game as an IPL franchise. Barring MS Dhoni, who has been involved in 17 playoff and knockout games for Chennai Super Kings, their most experienced post-season player is Rajat Bhatia, who has played all of four such games, for Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders.This is Twenty20 cricket, however, and it isn’t clear how much of a difference all that experience – or lack thereof – will make. It could mean something, though. Particularly because Rising Pune will be playing at the Wankhede Stadium, and even more so because they will be without Ben Stokes and Imran Tahir, arguably their two most important players this season.Both have left to join their international sides ahead of South Africa’s ODI series in England, and while Adam Zampa is a roughly like-for-like replacement for Tahir – if not yet in experience and big-match know-how – the question of how to replace Stokes, who is genuinely two players in one, will preoccupy Rising Pune endlessly until the start of the Qualifier.Regardless, Rising Pune’s spectacular rise up the table – they won eight of their last 10 games – to finish the league stage in second place was down to the work of more than just two men, with Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar and Jaydev Unadkat making particularly critical contributions.Rising Pune, therefore, should retain most of their sense of self-worth, even without Stokes and Tahir. But Mumbai, who have no such worries apart from the loss of Jos Buttler, also to international duty, will start as clear favourites, on home turf, with most of their big names in excellent form.The likely XIMumbai Indians 1 Parthiv Patel (wk), 2 Lendl Simmons, 3 Rohit Sharma (capt), 4 Nitish Rana/Ambati Rayudu, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Jasprit BumrahRising Pune Supergiant 1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Rahul Tripathi, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Usman Khawaja/Mayank Agarwal/Rajat Bhatia, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Manoj Tiwary, 7 Daniel Christian, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Shardul Thakur/Lockie Ferguson, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Adam Zampa.Strategy puntDhoni has not batted at No. 4 since April 26, but Rising Pune might want to consider playing him there against Mumbai. Dhoni has batted at No. 4 four times this season, and scored 119 runs at an average of 39.66 and a strike rate of 146.91. He has done far worse at Nos. 5 and 6, however, scoring 121 runs in nine innings at an average of 17.28 and a strike rate of 93.07.He has excellent numbers in IPL playoffs and knockout matches, moreover, scoring 397 runs in 14 innings at an average of 44.11 and a strike rate of 139.78 – both are improvements on his overall IPL figures. He has done particularly well against Mumbai in playoffs and knockout games, scoring 154 runs in five innings at 51.33, with two half-centuries, and a strike rate of 163.82.Stats that matterMumbai rested Nitish Rana for their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders, and the performance of Ambati Rayudu in that match may cause them to rethink bringing Rana back. Since scoring successive half-centuries against Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab, Rana has only made 78 runs in six innings at an average of 13.00.Rohit Sharma does not have a great record in IPL playoffs and knockout matches. In 12 innings for Deccan Chargers and Mumbai, he has scored 159 runs at 14.45 and a strike rate of 101.27, with only one half-century.Among all the bowlers he has faced 20 or more balls against in the IPL, Rohit has scored quickest against Daniel Christian, taking 64 runs off him in just 28 balls at 13.71 per over, with four fours and six sixes, the most sixes he has hit off any bowler. He has also hit six sixes off Rajat Bhatia – another Pune bowler – and Morne Morkel.Who will replace Stokes? Usman Khawaja is one option, but his record against spin may mitigate against his selection. In the IPL, he has only scored 36 off 31 balls against spin, while being dismissed three times. In those 31 balls, moreover, he has only hit one four and two sixes. Khawaja has done a lot better against pace – 91 off 69 balls with one dismissal, while hitting 13 fours and a six.In the two league meetings between these two sides this season, Ajinkya Rahane scored 21 off nine balls against Mitchell McClenaghan, without being dismissed. In all, Rahane has achieved a strike rate of 156.67 against left-arm pace this season, while only managing 110.85 against all other bowlers. Rahul Tripathi, on the other hand, has scored at 125.64 against left-arm pace while rattling along at 155.50 against all other kinds of bowlers. It will be interesting to note how Mumbai use McClenaghan against these two openers.Eight Mumbai batsmen have scored fifties this season, the most for any team. It’s an indication of how their entire batting line-up has shared the responsibility of scoring runs, rather than one or two batsmen having big seasons. None of their batsmen has managed 400 runs yet, this season, but six of them – Kieron Pollard, Rana, Parthiv Patel, Rohit, Jos Buttler and Hardik Pandya – have scored 200 or more, with all of them managing strike rates in excess of 125.Mumbai ending the league stage at the top of the table had a lot to do with the fact that both their batting and bowling have clicked this season. They have managed the biggest difference between batting run rate and bowling economy rate (0.60) of all teams this season, with Sunrisers Hyderabad (0.50) in second.This match will pit the best slog-overs batting team of the tournament – Mumbai have a table-topping run rate of 10.45 in the last five overs – against arguably the best death-bowling team. Rising Pune’s economy rate in the last five overs (9.41) across the tournament is not as good as that of Sunrisers and Mumbai, but they have been the best death-bowling side, by far, since they began their run of eight wins in ten matches. In that time, they have led the bowling teams by a distance, conceding only 8.03 per over, which is significantly better than the next-most economical team, Kings XI Punjab, who managed an economy rate of 9.19. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIPL 2017: Mumbai face the Pune jinx in finalMay 20, 2017In “Sports”IPL 2017: Dhoni, Sundar vault Pune into the finalMay 16, 2017In “Sports”Mumbai clinch third IPL title in last-ball finishMay 22, 2017In “Sports” Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo read more

Le futur Facebook Messages dévoilé

first_imgLe futur Facebook Messages dévoiléMark Zuckerberg l’avait annoncé depuis au moins deux mois : le service de messagerie de son réseau social, Facebook, devrait bientôt faire peau neuve, et même devenir un véritable concurrent à Gmail, Yahoo! Mail ou encore Hotmail. L’auteur du blog Kriisiis.fr (lien non disponible) a pu tester le nouveau Facebook Messages et nous dévoile en ligne les nouveautés à venir.Voici, point par point, tout ce qui devrait bientôt changer sur la messagerie du réseau social vedette Facebook, qui compte à ce jour un peu plus de 600 millions d’utilisateurs :Les mails @facebook.comSelon Kriisiis.fr, il s’agit là de la plus grosse nouveauté pour Facebook : chaque utilisateur aura sa propre adresse mail@facebook.com. Il sera donc possible d’envoyer des e-mails depuis Facebook à un autre utilisateur, mais aussi à des adresses qui pointent vers d’autres comptes de messagerie (comme Yahoo Mail, Hotmail ou encore Gmail, pour citer les plus connues). Il en va de même pour la réception des messages. Par ailleurs, il est possible d’avoir une signature automatique à la fin de son mail.L’arrivée des pièces jointesEn plus d’envoyer un véritable courriel, Facebook vous permettra aussi d’insérer des pièces jointes. Cela va plus loin qu’un simple lien, une photo ou une vidéo (les options qui nous sont proposées à l’heure actuelle). Il sera possible d’envoyer tout type de documents.Une liaison Message-Mail-TchatLe futur Facebook Messages va réunir courriels, messagerie instantanée, et messages privés en un seul flux de données. Cela signifie qu’ils ne feront plus qu’un dans quelques temps. Tout sera répertorié dans la partie Messages.Le système d’archivageParcourir ses anciennes discussions (même en remontant à 2007 !) devrait être un jeu d’enfant avec la nouvelle messagerie de Facebook. A l’heure actuelle il faut modifier la pagination manuellement directement dans l’URL. Avec le futur Facebook Messages, un système de pagination permet de parcourir efficacement les pages, rapporte Kriisiis.fr. En plus, toutes les prévisualisations sont datées.À lire aussiL’effet terrible et inattendu de la 5G sur les insectesLes discussions groupéesSi le fonctionnement reste le même pour échanger à plusieurs via la messagerie privée, de nouvelles options font leur apparition. Il est possible de sélectionner une partie seulement des messages publiés pour lui imposer une action (par exemple : cocher les publications qui seront utiles à une autre personne, pour les lui envoyer sans qu’il ait à relire toute la discussion).Le changement de langue rapideUne nouvelle fonction (dont on ignore encore l’utilité) va venir orner le bas de la page Facebook Messages. Une icône représentant un globe va apparaître et permettre de changer la langue du compte Facebook en deux clics. Auparavant, il fallait faire plusieurs manipulations dans la partie “paramètres” du site. Les visuels ainsi que des détails supplémentaires sur chacune de ces nouveautés sont à découvrir sur Kriisiis.fr (lien non disponible).Le 11 janvier 2011 à 11:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pour devenir heureux Vieillissez

first_imgPour devenir heureux ? Vieillissez !Selon une étude à grande échelle menée par des chercheurs britanniques et rapportée par le Telegraph, les gens seraient plus heureux au-delà de l’âge de 45 ans, la sagesse compensant les tracas physiques croissants.C’est en interrogeant plus de 10.000 personnes en Grande-Bretagne et aux États-Unis que des chercheurs de l’Université de Warwick (Royaume-Uni) ont mené leur étude, qui confirme un précédent rapport selon lequel les niveaux de bien-être, chez les individus, évoluent en une courbe en ‘U’, atteignant son point le plus bas autour de 45 ans pour repartir à la hausse ensuite.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La qualité de vie des personnes sondées a été évaluée à l’aide de huit facteurs, comprenant leur perception de leur santé physique, de leur douleur en général, de leur vie sociale et de leur santé mentale. Les scientifiques ont ainsi constaté que les gens rapportaient une meilleure qualité de vie mentale (ou ressentie) à mesure qu’ils vieillissaient, en dépit d’une diminution de leurs capacités physiques. À partir d’un certain âge, les personnes obèses, par exemple, semblent avoir une qualité de vie semblable à celle des autres personnes.”Nous suggérons que cela pourrait être dû à de meilleures capacités d’adaptation, (…) [avec] des mécanismes internes pour mieux faire face à des difficultés ou des circonstances négatives (…). Cela pourrait aussi être dû à une baisse des attentes de la vie, les personnes âgées étant moins susceptibles d’exercer des pressions sur eux-mêmes dans les sphères personnelles et professionnelles”, a expliqué le Dr Saverio Stranges, directeur de l’étude. Le 18 mars 2012 à 12:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bahamian Project To Exhibit At Central Bank Gallery

first_img Bahamian Project Auction to Raise Funds For Prints & Framing Recommended for you Related Items:#TheBahamianProject Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 28, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamian Project will launch a major exhibition of images at the Central Bank Gallery in July, 2017.  The exhibition will showcase dozens of new portrait images of people whose character reflects the beauty of The Bahamian people. Also on display will be the Memorial Collection, portraits of people who were photographed in years past and have since passed away.Since the Project’s creation in 2012, Bahamian Project photographers have captured the character of over 120 people whose lives reflect what it means to be Bahamian.   “The Project has been a beacon of light for Bahamian society.   It shows that we must all work together in creating a community of inclusion,” said Central Bank Gallery Director, Antonius Roberts.  “Through the Bahamian Project, future generations will have an opportunity to become familiar with the people, throughout our archipelago, who have played an important role in creating a better Bahamas,” Mr Roberts added.Mr. Roberts founded the Central Bank Gallery concept decades ago and is the architect of the bank’s highly successful art programme.  During the one month exhibition the Bahamian Project will present a programme of related events.   There will be a presentation & panel discussion by Project collaborators on the cultural, social and historical value of the Bahamian Project.Another presentation by Bahamian Project photographers will feature anecdotes, outtakes and behind-the-scenes images and videos of their work for the Project.   There will also be free portrait workshops to inspire amateur photographers to take pictures of Bahamians and submit them for inclusion on the Bahamian Project website.Dates and locations for these events will be announced as the exhibition date draws closer.  The opening of the exhibition at the Central Bank Gallery is scheduled for Thursday July 6, 2017 at 6:00pm.  Please visit http://www.bahamianproject.com for more information.#TheBahamianProject Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

DFG Orphaned Wildlife Best Left Alone

first_imgAccording to Area Management Biologist, Tony Hollis, cow moose can be particularly dangerous during calving season: “Give them plenty of space. Try to avoid narrow trails especially where brush limits visibility.” Making noise to alert wildlife to your presence is always a good precaution, but may not be enough to avoid clashes with moose cows with calves. Hollis: “Newborn calves may not be able to run from pets or people on bicycles. Mothers are likely to stand their ground, even when they hear you coming.” Even when young animals truly are orphaned, it’s best to leave them alone. Lingering nearby or approaching a young animal for a photo may discourage or delay the mother from returning. When this happens a mother may wait one or two days before returning. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享“Don’t touch!” That’s a phrase worth remembering from now through early July as newborn moose calves, young bear cubs and other wildlife babies start appearing in backyards, and along popular trails. The Department of Fish and Game reminds bicyclists and runners to be extra alert as they can swiftly top hills or round corners and run into cow moose with newborn calves.center_img If a moose calf or bear cub is encountered without its mother immediately in view, be alert because you may have walked between them. The best course of action is usually to back away and leave from the direction you came. Do not attempt to feed or pick them up; this type of contact with animals is illegal and could result in a citation and fine. If you observe a young animal that appears to have been left alone for an extended period of time, contact the nearest Alaska Department of Fish and Game office during regular business hours, or use the department’s new smart phone-friendly link to file a report online after hours or on weekends by visiting http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/ and clicking the “Report a Wildlife Encounter” button. If the situation involves an immediate public safety concern, call 9-1-1 or contact the Alaska State Troopers.last_img read more

Zaira Wasim quits Bollywood Jihadi to regressive celebs lash out at the

first_imgZaira WasimInstagramUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know that Zaira Wasim announced her decision to quit Bollywood and acting on Sunday. While Zaira’s decision to bid adieu citing ‘Allah’ and ‘Imaan’; was lauded by many; the same philosophy has irked many. Celebs like Raveena Tandon, Tasleema Nasreen, Payal Rohatgi and Vivek Agnihotri lashed out at her decision to pull out.Payal Rohatgi questioned whether she would turn into a jihadi. She tweeted, “I hope that this child now grownup Indian Muslim actress #ZairaWasim who says she quit Bollywood as it interferes with her religion doesn’t become a #Jihadi tomorrow under the same ideology . After all she is an #Indian so I am sharing my concern on public platform. #JaiShriRamShe went on to call her a ‘kattar muslim’ and an ‘andh bhakt’. “#ZairaWasim is an AndhBhakt & a Kattar Muslim She has quoted from Quran means this #Regressive thought process is in Islam Islam is a regressive religion where women are NOT equal to men I am so glad to read this #JaiShriRam #PayalRohatgi,” she tweeted.”Did #ZairaWasim pass out from #Madrassa ? As these days I see disturbing videos of Maulvi trying to molest Muslim girls Also former actress Nagma a Muslim ? If yes why is she working in politics ? She is interacting with men & roaming without Burqa #MondayMood #PayalRohatgi,” she further tweeted.Tasleema Nasreen tweeted, “Oh My Goosebumps! Bollywood’s talented actress Zaria Wasim now wants to quit acting because she thinks her acting career almost destroyed her faith in Allah. What a moronic decision! So many talents in the Muslim community are forced to go under the darkness of the burqa.” (sic)Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri tweeted, “Of course @_sabanaqvi we must not judge choices of #ZairaWasim but in the age of Artifical Intelligence we must question the book that orders an individual to quit ‘ARTS’ to make peace with Allah.”Raveena Tandon tweeted, “Doesn’t matter if two-film olds are ungrateful to the industry that have given them all. Just wish they’d exit gracefully and keep their regressive views to themselves.”Well, we feel, at the end of the day, the decision to stay or leave the industry was hers to make and one should respect the decision she has made, irrespective of whether or not we agree with her reason behind quitting.last_img read more

OpenGlass apps show support for visually impaired w Video

first_img © 2013 Phys.org The video first shows a demo with a Question-Answer app. This app turns to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and Twitter for help in identifying objects. Users take a picture with a question attached, which is sent for answers on Twitter or Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. In this scenario the visually impaired user asks Google Glass what an object is (“What is this a can of?”) and gets a reply. The other app, called Memento, carries images and annotations that a sighted user first creates so that the information can then be heard by the visually impaired user. The sighted person creates and describes the scene. Once that is done, the visually impaired person, wearing Glass, can know what items are in the room. Glass recognizes the scene and reads back the sighted person’s earlier commentary. Memento can warn users about dangerous equipment, for example. These are test demos in preparation for further user testing down the road. 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. Facebook, Twitter announce apps for Google’s Glass A two-person team behind a company called Dapper Vision is pioneering an OpenGlass Project that could tweak perceptions about Google Glass. Rather than seeing Google’s wearable as a marketing and infotainment luxury item, the hands-free device could become known as an information vehicle for the visually impaired. The two doctoral students behind Dapper Vision recently released the latest in a series of videos showing OpenGlass apps at work. The latest video in the series, posted last month, offers two explorations into how Google Glass might behave as a support system for identifying objects for the visually impaired. Explore further In introducing themselves as the two students behind OpenGlass project, Dapper Vision’s Brandyn White and Andrew Miller said they have had extensive experience working with MapReduce/Hadoop and Computer Vision. (Hadoop MapReduce is a software framework for easily writing applications processing large amounts of data in-parallel on large clusters of commodity hardware.) The two developed Hadoopy (a Python wrapper for Hadoop Streaming written in Cython) along with Picarus, a library of web-scale computer vision algorithms and REST API for Computer Vision, Annotation, Crawling, and Machine Learning. (REST stands for Representational State Transfer, an architectural style using HTTP.) Citation: OpenGlass apps show support for visually impaired (w/ Video) (2013, August 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-openglass-apps-visually-impaired-video.html More information: www.openglass.us/www.cultofandroid.com/37917/op … e-visually-impaired/last_img read more

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first_img U-SPECT/CTJune 16, 2009 – MILabs introduced at the Annual SNM meeting its novel U-SPECT/CT system, a Micro-SPECT system that is fully integrated with the MILabs high-throughput, low dose U-CT. The company also announced it has already contracted to install two U-SPECT/CT systems. Delft University of Technology will upgrade their U-SPECT-II system to a U-SPECT/CT this summer. The University Medical Centre St. Radboud in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, has ordered to expand their small animal imaging facilities with U-SPECT/CT. The system will be used to perform research on new radiopharmaceuticals for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. For this research objective extremely low-dose studies will be performed with U-SPECT/CT. Professor Otto Boerman, University Medical Centre St. Radboud said, “The new system provides very detailed molecular images, that will allow us to monitor fast tracer dynamics in sub-compartments of the tiny organs or tumors in a mouse or rat but also shows detailed tracer dynamics in the entire body.” According to MILabs, the integrated CT makes it possible to look at a wide range of isotopes and combinations of isotopes at the sub-half-mm resolution level and localize the tracers with the same accuracy in the anatomical framework provided by the fully integrated X-ray CT. For more information: www.milabs.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell FDA Clears Path for First Domestic Supply of Tc-99m Isotope February 8, 2018 — The U.S. read more Related Content News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more New Spectrum Dynamics SPECT-CT System at RSNA 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:33Loaded: 10.56%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:33 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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Videos | SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 … read more Feature | Nuclear Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Sabyasachi Ghosh State of the Industry: Medical Hybrid Imaging Market “Experimental validation implemented in real-life situations and not theoretical claims exaggerating small advantages read more Advances in Nuclear Cardiac Imaging – Discussion With Dr. Prem SomanSharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:22Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -8:22 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions. The Chalk River nuclear isotope reactor license has been renewed, but will be decommissioned by 2028. The reactor supplies about 50 percent of the world’s supply of Tc99m. Feature | Cardiac Imaging | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis Will Cardiac MRI Expand? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cardiac assessment provides a radiation-free alternative to other commonly used… read more Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell Chalk River Isotope Reactor Decommissioning Date Set April 2, 2018 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced March 29 that it renewed Canadian Nuclear Lab read more News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2018 Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cardiac imaging company Spectrum Dynamics filed a lawsuit Dec. 6,… read more Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23-26 in Philadelphia… read more Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital. News | Nuclear Imaging | June 10, 2017 GE Healthcare SPECT/CT and PET/CT Systems Enhance Personalized Patient Care GE Healthcare showcased positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography/computed… read more Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and p read more last_img read more

Top Trends in Cardiovascular Ultrasound

first_imgWatch the video “Echo Software Advances — New Cardiovascular Ultrasound Technologies at ASE 2015,” which covers many of the recent trends seen again on the show floor at ASE 2016. Watch a video interview on echo trends with the authors of this article at ASE 2016.carPreoperative Planning for Structural Heart DiseaseThe evolution of transcatheter procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) and transcatheter tricuspid valve repair (TTVR) used to repair structural heart disease, has led to growth in the preoperative planning market. As a result, this has influenced how cardiac ultrasound vendors market their products.Many vendors offer advanced valve quantification applications, as well as preoperative planning software, for their premium-level systems. We are also beginning to see select vendors develop relationships with various technologically innovative companies, such as 3-D printing company Materialise, which prints models from computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound images. These models are then used for preoperative planning. GE featured its collaboration with an advanced medical visualization software company, EchoPixel, which uses virtual reality software and glasses to display anatomy as 3-D interactive images. This technology was introduced as an experimental means of transcatheter valve replacement planning. Video Player is loading.ITN Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance AthletesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 11:59Loaded: 1.36%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -11:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Watch video “Transcatheter Structural Heart Procedure Navigation Technology Advances,” interview with Dr. Steven Little at ASE 2016. Read about how Echopixel’s technology may evolve into a replacement technology for angiography for transcatheter structural heart interventions. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more For more information of advances in cardiac ultrasound from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2016 meeting, watch the video” Trends in Cardiac Ultrasound at ACC.16.” News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 11, 2016 | Dave Fornell Top Trends in Cardiovascular Ultrasound Insights into cardiac ultrasound at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2016 Conference Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Editor’s note: Jon Brubaker, MBA, RCVT and Sabrina Newell MS, RCS, are clinical analysts from the evidence-based research and consulting company MD Buyline. It provides hospitals and healthcare systems information to help make sound financial decisions for purchased services, capital equipment and technology and consumables. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Contrast Use With EchocardiographyContrast use with echocardiography has been available for many years, but many programs do not use it on a daily basis. Currently, there are three contrast agents available on the market, and many echo programs have developed protocols for their use. All the major vendors have included software and workflow efficiencies for their equipment to assist customers with using contrast imaging, so the technology is available for users to incorporate this application. Contrast use can be especially helpful for the significant number of patients that are difficult to image. It has been suggested that contrast use increases the sensitivity for ischemia evaluation and is designated as appropriate use criteria by professional organizations. Some facilities have a low threshold for use with stress echo due to the enhanced imaging ability. However, many do not.Although the use of contrast is practiced and encouraged by many professionals, acceptance and routine use is low for many programs. This is due to cost, logistics and staffing concerns though there are efforts underway on local and national levels to set standards and protocols to enhance the sonographer’s ability to use contrast. This includes training that would allow sonographers to start IVs on their own and remove the need for additional nursing staff. It also includes having standard orders in place that allow the sonographer to proceed with contrast imaging when standards are met.Sonographers in many cases are already busy, and adding tasks and procedures to an already full schedule may face some opposition. There also are technological features being developed and used by vendors with the potential to minimize the need for contrast, providing alternate imaging technology to achieve the image to improve diagnostic ability. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more An example of improved cardiac ultrasound image processing using the GE cSound technology, which can create CT-like quality 3-D renderings of the anatomy.There were several overall key trends evident at the 2016 meeting of the American Society of Echocardiography in June. These included echo playing a key role in structural heart evaluation and for procedural guidance, ways to reduce operator variability and increase reproducibility of cardiac exams, new emphasis on use of contrast echo and strain imaging, and a proliferation of hand-held ultrasound systems for point-of-care cardiovascular assessments. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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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During the conference, speakers discussed the updated guidelines released in January of 2015 that provided updated normal ranges for chamber quantification and standardized measurement parameters in greater detail. Presenters stressed the need for clinicians to follow the various quantification criteria to decrease report variability. Patients should be able to see different physicians, sonographers and be imaged on different equipment without significant variability in their cardiac measurements.In the exhibit hall, vendors highlighted the various advanced quantification applications that are aimed at increasing reproducibility in the cardiac exam through their premium-level systems. Many vendors offer on-cart advanced imaging technology and intuitive quantification software that can automatically compute ejection fraction and simplify myocardial strain analysis. By using the advanced software applications available and following a standardized measurement protocol, it is fair to presume these factors can reduce variability and increase the reproducibility of the ultrasound exam. Watch video “What is Required for Interventional Echo – Discussion With Dr. Rebecca Hahn” News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Watch a video on how cardiac strain is being applied to measure cardiac toxicity from cancer therapies. Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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The chart requires a login, which is free and only takes a minute to sign up. It can be accessed at www.itnonline.com/content/cardiovascular-ultrasound. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more For more on advances in hand-held or pocket ultrasound technology, watch the video “Trends in Medical Imaging at RSNA 2015” which includes a segment with examples of the same technology shown at ASE 2016. Strain ImagingThe use of strain imaging in echocardiography has been around for many years; its use has grown as the technology has improved. Strain imaging is a powerful tool that can provide objective parameters to the otherwise subjective determination of global and regional wall motion.Sessions at this year’s ASE regarding strain imaging attested to the current popularity as the attendance was heavy. When the audience was polled on strain imaging use, most of the audience members indicated they recently used this method. If this same poll had been taken just a few years ago, the results would have been very different.Daily use of this tool is a part of many programs for diagnostic information for many disease states, including coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure and cardiotoxicity tracking. In the recent past, there was a lack of agreement among vendors regarding strain imaging, but this has improved since. Now all major vendors offer this technology, which adds to the broad acceptance by users. However, in the sessions, there was mention of limitations, including poor image quality and the use of high frame rates, which lowers the- image quality. Some planned future developments are the addition of right ventricular (RV) strain, 3-D strain applications and even the ability to derive strain imaging down to the cardiac fiber level. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate read more Hand-held Ultrasound (HHU)There continues to be controversy surrounding the use of small hand-held or pocket-sized ultrasound systems. Opponents of HHU systems are concerned its supporters are trying to replace the stethoscope, which is traditionally used during a physical exam. Proponents of the hand-held systems stressed the importance of using HHU in conjunction with the stethoscope and physical exam.In the exhibit hall of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), SonoSite displayed the iViz with various transducer options. Philips displayed the Lumify and showcased the various applications available on the system.Aside from the cost difference between a hand-held system, which can range from $7,000-$10,000, a $199 subscription in the case of the Lumify and a stethoscope, which can range from $150-250, there are many pros and cons to be considered when adopting this technology.HHU can offer rapid assessment in emergent and critical care situations for shock, chest wall trauma and various other emergent issues. Supporters state that early diagnosis equates to quicker treatment and subsequently a decrease in mortality rates. By using a noninvasive ultrasound device instead of chest X-rays, it is possible to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation, as well as decrease the overall cost associated with assessing the patient in the emergency department.The limited amount of user training was mentioned as a concern for those opposed to using HHU systems. Another concern was the lack of direct reimbursement for the use of HHU. These systems lack continuous wave Doppler capabilities, and not all systems allow for storage of images. Therefore, they do not meet the billing criteria for a limited echocardiogram study.Proponents referenced various studies that have been conducted involving the use of HHU and noted these systems reduced time to diagnosis, reduced costs involved and provided reliable assessments. These results add to an ever-growing body of evidence that HHU systems are a clinical tool that can improve the quality of healthcare delivered when combined with a physical exam. Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read morelast_img read more

3 Indians kidnapped at sea are rescued in Nigeria

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Sponsored Stories center_img LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) – An official says Nigeria’s military has helped rescue three Indian nationals who were kidnapped from a cargo ship off Equatorial Guinea and held hostage in Nigeria.Marilyn Ogar, a spokeswoman for Nigeria’s government, says no ransom was paid and five kidnappers were arrested during Thursday’s operation that freed the captives in Nigeria’s Rivers state.She provided few details about the operation. Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology The Indians were kidnapped Jan. 3 from the MV San Miguel, a ship belonging to Equatorial Guinea company Martinez Hermanos Limitada.After being freed, they were handed over to the Indian High Commission and the Equatorial Guinea Embassy in Nigeria. Ogar said the leader of the kidnappers remains at large.The International Maritime Bureau says piracy around the world fell in 2013, but increased in West Africa.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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