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Franck Ribery has been suspended for three games following his conduct in the aftermath of Fiorentina’s controversial 2-1 loss against Lazio. In the build-up to Lazio’s second goal, Jordan Lukaku appeared to foul Fiorentina winger Riccardo Sottil. That led to remonstrations and calls for referee Marco Guida to look at VAR, but he failed to do so. Ribery contested the decision after the game and went on to push match official Matteo Passeri. Today, the Giudice Sportivo announced its latest batch of suspensions, with the Frenchman’s name included. The FIGC judge found him to have “come forward with a threatening attitude and disrespectful behaviour towards an assistant, in addition to disrespectful words, by pushing him with one arm to the chest, as well as a further push by grasping an arm.” The 36-year-old has also been fined €20,000 and will miss games against Sassuolo, Parma and Cagliari. Elsewhere, Sassuolo midfielder Francesco Magnanelli and Parma’s Matteo Scozzarella have been charged with blasphemy and will sit out the midweek round. One-match bans have also been given to Fiorentina defender Luca Ranieri , Lazio’s Denis Vavro and Udinese’s Nicholas Opoku. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
View comments Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Assistance, prayers needed as Lariba’s leukemia returns PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ “I think fatigue played a big factor in today’s game,” said Javier in Filipino. “They played a couple of five-set games and all were tight. And I also think that we had a better preparation than them.”And if fatigue can’t be reflected on the stat sheets, there were a couple of areas that Arellano had San Beda’s number.San Beda awarded 31 free points to Arellano due to errors, and the Lady Red Spikers’ top scorers, Cesca Raqraquin and Nieza Viray, didn’t even muster at least half of their usual production.Raqraquin, who averages 17.5 points, and Viray, 15.5 points, put up just six points apiece to lead the 6-1 Lady Red Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt could’ve been a preview of the finals in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament, but it turned out into a be a stroll for Arellano University.The defending champion took the easy route in its three-set sweep of San Beda, 25-17, 25-10, 25-17, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre and the team’s two most influential figures had an idea why the Lady Red Spikers folded so easily.ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both head coach Obet Javier and Jovielyn Prado said fatigue might have been the determining factor in their quick win.“We we’re surprised because we know they are fully capable of defeating teams in straight sets,” said Prado in Filipino. “Maybe fatigue eventually caught up to them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingOf the Lady Red Spikers’ six games, three have been decided on five sets and their last two games both went the full five.San Beda played catch-up with Lyceum on Wednesday, 22-25, 19-25, 25-11, 25-17, 15-7, and went back-and-forth wil Colegio de San Juan de Letran on Monday, 17-25, 235-15, 25-16, 27-29, 15-12.
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (PTI) A delegation of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) called on Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today to explore avenues for partnerships in various sectors.The sectors include education, information technology, solar energy, green technology, agriculture and sports.Interacting with the delegation, led by Leader of Opposition in Ontario Patrick Brown, Khattar described his visit to Canada last year as a great experience since there were a lot of similarities in both the countries, be it politically or economically.He informed the delegation about the Haryana governments decision to organize Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit on March 7-8, 2016 at Gurgaon where entrepreneurs from across the globe would participate.While expressing his anticipation over large participation from Canadian entrepreneurs, Khattar invited Brown to the summit.Besides, Pravasi Haryana Diwas would be organized on the following day of the two-day summit on March 9, 2016 at Gurgaon, he added.Brown said that Canadian entrepreneurs are keen to invest in Haryana as the state offers fertile ground for all sorts of investment and also provides a conducive environment for the industry to flourish.The Canadian leader, who is on his 16th tour to India, described Haryana as a successful state in all spheres.Khattar said that Canadian investors had evinced interest during high-level meetings held in collaboration with ICCC at Canada, in August last.”Todays meeting is organized to follow up the discussion concerning investment held with the entrepreneurs,” he said.It is hoped that both Haryana and Canada would step up further in mutual understanding by way of investment, he added.advertisementThe Chief Minister further said that state government envisages making Haryana a sports hub as the state has a lot of potential in sports, especially in rural areas.A lot of new initiatives in this direction are being launched by the government, he pointed.Canada also has good Kabaddi players like Haryana, he said.”We wish that Haryana teams get to visit Canada to play there and vice-versa,” he added.Meanwhile, the Chief Minister said that a meeting of all ministers has been called in connection with discussion on Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit to be organized by the state in March 2016 at Gurgaon. PTI VJ ROH STS
This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here.When I got started as a freelance writer, I had probably written approximately a million and a half words displayed on pages somewhere on the Internets.But if you Googled my name, you wouldn’t see any articles.Okay, you’d see my columns from my college paper, which have encapsulated in digital amber all the half-formed, too-strident, black-and-white, since-evolved opinions of my late-teens brain. But you wouldn’t see any of the professional content I’ve written for industries from health care to law to transportation to lawn mower maintenance to building workplace culture to how to hire house cleaners to technology.Why? Because most of what I’ve written is ghostwritten.In my experience, ghostwriting is one of those things that people in the marketing and PR industries accept as a matter of course, but people not in the industry don’t really understand.I’ll never forget the first time I pointed out a column to my friends in the local paper that my agency had written for a local influencer in the transportation industry — the shock and horror surprised me. “You mean they stole your work?” one friend asked, while others questioned the ethics of it.Personally, I don’t have an issue with ghostwriting.Naturally, the CEO of that hugely successful company isn’t writing columns for magazines or posting 1,500-word blog posts every other day. (Yes, I know some company leaders actually do write prolifically and well and with insight and style — and I have great respect for those rare birds.)If the subject I’m ghostwriting for genuinely has interesting ideas or expertise in his or her industry, then it’s more about bringing those ideas to an audience who could benefit. That visionary thought leader isn’t stealing credit for my ideas — I’m putting words to hers.But ghostwriting does present its problems if you’re a freelancer — namely, how do you find new clients without bylined articles and clips?Business development as a freelancer is always a hustle, and everyone wants samples so they can see how well you write, your voice and what topics you’ve covered before.So here’s how you handle “Can you send me some samples?” if you don’t have any bylines:Join a community of freelance experts (it’s free!)Become a Freelancers Union memberCreate a personal blogAs a freelancer, your writing portfolio can be subject to a lot of whims — the clients’ preferences, your editor’s preferences, the industries you’re writing in, what kinds of content you’re writing.If your experience is all over the place like mine, it’s useful to have a space to showcase your voice and expertise in specific subjects. This is crucial if you’re looking to expand into areas where you don’t have experience.Of course, some editors want only published, bylined articles. But if they don’t specify, using some of your personal posts as samples can give an editor or content director a much more complete picture of your writing ability.Ask for references from clientsThink about asking your editors or the individuals who put their names on your content for a reference. This doesn’t have to refer specifically to the pieces you’ve ghostwritten if they would rather not acknowledge that they use ghostwritten content, but it can be something as simple as:Claire’s ability to take complex information and turn it into useful, actionable content for our subscribers sets her apart from other freelancers. She is responsive, does her research and would be a great contributor for any content strategy.No need to mention “and she wrote that piece in Forbes on my behalf” or “she wrote most of the posts under my name on our blog.”Use your ghostwritten clips (judiciously)I do use my ghostwriting clips as samples.Usually it’s in a situation where I’m pitching an editor or content director with a sophisticated content stream or a background in thought leadership, because they’ll understand where I’m coming from and may even use ghostwriting tactics themselves.Be honestGhostwriting is common. It’s worth remembering that the people you are pitching are human and are capable of understanding nuance. Editors and content directors want good writers and good content.Sometimes honesty is the best policy.“I’ve attached links to some of my clips. Most of them are ghostwritten for thought leaders/blogs/publications in the XYZ industry.”Be straightforward and unapologetic. It’s not weird that you have mostly/only ghostwritten clips.Provide additional value in your pitchesYou may be competing against writers who have plenty of bylines. Whether you’re trying to get a byline or just pivot into a new industry, if you have primarily ghostwritten clips or write in other industries, you’re going to need to stand out.Don’t make your potential editor do all the work — sell yourself.A couple things you could do:If it’s hard to see a trend from your ghostwritten clips, offer to write a post in their industry/style for a negotiated single-post rate (not for free!)Show them that you understand their industry by including a few pitches for post topics or pieces you could write. This helps an editor envision your content on their blog and takes them another step forward in the mental journey to hiring you.Ultimately, it’s a lot easier to develop freelance business if you have bylined articles.Once you have a good feel for how to use your ghostwriting experience to get new gigs, try to seek out opportunities for bylines wherever possible.That said, don’t let a lack of bylines stop you from going after the industries where you want to be or the kinds of content you want to write.Writing for a living is hard enough without settling for ghostwriting if that’s not a niche where you want to be.Claire is a freelance marketer specializing in smart content and project management. A proud Coloradan, she currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, close to the mountains and the sea. She can be reached at her website or on Twitter.
Pakistan will host a World XI cricket team for three T20 matches starting on Tuesday and hopes the series will herald the return of international cricket to the country eight years after a militant attack on a Sri Lankan team bus.The star-studded series to take place under tight security will be closely monitored by other cricket boards and if all goes well Pakistan expects to host Sri Lanka and West Indies this year, Pakistan cricket board chairman Najam Sethi said.Pakistan has only hosted one international series since militants attacked the bus in Lahore in 2009, wounding six players and killing two civilians and six security officials.In March, calls for the return of international cricket picked up steam after the final of the domestic T20 Pakistan Super League, featuring high profile foreign players such as World Cup winner Darren Sammy, was held in Lahore.”It’s a great opportunity to showcase Pakistan,” Sethi told Reuters, adding that these matches could revive cricket in the country. “This is a momentous occasion.”Over 6,000 police officials and paramilitary officers have been deployed around the stadium, according to provincial government spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan.”A foolproof security plan has been devised for the protection of the teams and spectators,” he said.Attacks in Lahore have become less frequent in recent years but security remains high as Pakistani Taliban and other militants groups remain active. A Taliban suicide bomber killed 25 people in July in an attack that appeared to target Lahore’s police force.The streets of Lahore were swathed in posters of the visiting players and advertisements for the matches. Long queues formed at vendors across the city and many fans were turned away as tickets sold out.advertisementReuters Photo “I am very excited,” Lahore resident Qasim Ali Shah told Reuters. “I have bought a ticket, an expensive one, and will go to watch the match tomorrow.Local television channels had pre-match footage on a constant loop, showing players arriving for practice at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.For young fans and many players on the team itself it is one of the first times they can experience a high-profile match on home turf.Pakistan’s cricket board has shouldered the expense of hosting matches in Dubai since the 2009 attack and lost considerable revenue in fees and other expenses.”Dubai has proven to be a very expensive venue and my sense is we will cut our costs by 50 percent when it comes back to Pakistan,” Sethi said.Cricket board spokesman Amjad Bhatti said an estimated 90 percent of tickets had been sold.”I wanted to watch all of the three matches but could not get tickets,” said aspiring cricketer Rameez Sindhu.The Commentary team for the World XI will include Pakistan fast bowling legends and former captains Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, former Pakistan captain Rameez Raja and former Zimbabwe Medium Pacer Pommie Mbangwa.Match Schedule:Match 1: September 12, Tuesday at 7.30pm ISTMatch 2: September 13, Wednesday at 7.30pm ISTMatch 3: September 15, Friday at 7.30pm IST
zoom Bunkering company Panoil Petroleum will no longer be allowed to work as a bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore after the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) revoked its licence.The decision, which takes effect from August 14, 2017, comes on the back of MPA’s checks conducted on the company between January and March 2017.The checks, which were undertaken as part of MPA’s on-going regulatory efforts to ensure the safety, reliability and quality of bunker supplies in Singapore, revealed that unauthorised alterations were made on board five bunker tankers operated by Panoil Petroleum. The unauthorised alterations were made on the pipelines of the bunker tankers between the Mass Flow Meters (MFM) and the flow boom.“Such alterations allow bunker fuel that have been measured by the MFM to be siphoned out and undermines the accuracy of the readings from the MFM system. The unauthorised alterations breached the terms and conditions of Panoil Petroleum Pte Ltd’s bunker craft operator licence,” MPA Singapore said.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is embarking on a tourism advertising push using John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”Gov. Jim Justice unveiled a video Wednesday as the centerpiece for the campaign that frames the iconic song and the mountainous state’s natural beauty. The campaign borrows the words “almost heaven” as its slogan.Justice said that a key theme to the campaign is “even though you haven’t maybe been a West Virginian, once you come here, you will long to come back.”Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby said research shows 86 per cent of people who come to West Virginia eventually return. But last year, only 14 per cent were first-time visitors.“We want to change the way people think about West Virginia,” Ruby said.The song on the video is performed by the indie folk-pop group “The Sea The Sea,” whose lead singer, Mira Stanley, is a Charleston native.The state tourism office previously obtained the rights to use “Take Me Home, Country Roads” in marketing. It’s been an unofficial West Virginia anthem almost since its 1971 release and was named an official state song in 2014.“That’s really how we’re known all over the world. We are almost heaven,” Justice said. “For crying out loud, we’re trying to get our message out to the world to just see that we’re not dark and backward and dingy and dusty and everything. We’re not that. We’re a people and a state with beauty that’s unsurpassed anywhere. And we have so many opportunities.”The campaign plans to spend about $3 million this spring and summer. Targeted out-of-state markets include Baltimore; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Harrisburg, Lancaster and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia; and Washington, D.C.One of Justice’s campaign themes before he was elected in 2016 was to make the state a tourism mecca that he hoped would create thousands of new jobs.Justice said his post-graduate degree is in marketing and advertising, so “this is right in my wheelhouse.”West Virginia officials have made similar overtures in the past decade.In February 2014, tourism officials announced renewed promotional efforts for “Wild Wonderful West Virginia” after the state’s image took a hit from a chemical spill a month earlier that tainted the tap water for thousands of residents.In 2009, then-Gov. Joe Manchin announced a “Come Home to West Virginia” economic stimulus campaign by the state Department of Commerce to try to get former residents to move back to the state.___Online:http://www.WVtourism.com
Rabat – Morocco will celebrate the 48th birthday of Prince Moulay Rachid on Wednesday, June 20.The youngest male brother of King Mohammed VI was born on June 20, 1970 in Rabat.The prince welcomed his first baby boy, Moulay Ahmed, in 2016, after marrying Lalla Oum Keltoum in November 2014. A golf lover, the prince obtained his law degree in economic and social law in 1993. During the same year, the prince received his license to practice the public law.The prince then completed his graduate studies and received a master of law in political science.In 2001, Prince Moulay Rachid obtained his PhD degree in law from Bordeaux’s Montesquieu University on “The Organization of the Islamic Conference: Study of a specific international organization.”A golf lover, Prince Moulay Rachid chairs the Hassan II Golf Trophy Association (ATH). He also chairs the National Federation of Moroccan Scouting, the Royal Moroccan Federation of Hunting or Shotgun Shooting (FRMTAC), and the Marrakech International Film Festival Foundation (FIFM) since 1997.The prince is the fifth child of King Hassan II.
A brother of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was arrested by the Army in Vavuniya but was later released.Minister Bathiudeen’s brother was handed over to the Police by the Army. He was questioned and later released.
As government ministers gathered in Bali to finalize a political declaration for adoption at the upcoming United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development, UN Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette today said that progress stemming from that forum would depend on cross-cutting partnerships.In a message to the ministerial segment of the last preparatory meeting before the Summit, which will open this August in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Deputy Secretary-General noted that sustainable development could not be achieved without the contributions of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector and international organizations such as the UN.On the involvement of corporations, she noted that private sector donations, while welcome, were not the most important contribution businesses could make. “The world is not asking corporations to do something different from their normal business, but rather to do their normal business differently – to see the long term, not just the short term; and to see not just the costs of change, but also the costs of the status quo,” she said. “I am pleased to say that many enlightened business leaders have already accepted this, and have involved themselves in the Johannesburg process on that basis.” Ms. Fréchette also urged governments to sustain the momentum generated at the recent conference in Monterrey, Mexico, that dealt with financing for development programmes, saying that the additional money pledged could also be used to mobilize other resources. The Deputy Secretary-General noted that critical work remained to be done over the next three days, as full agreement had to be reached on a solid, specific action plan with targets. In addition, the success of the World Summit would not only be measured by the action plan but also the political declaration, which will be the primary tool for world leaders to convey their vision for a sustainable world. “We need a credible political declaration that commits leaders to act and inspires all actors to recognize their own responsibilities,” Ms. Fréchette said. “The political declaration is the place for commitments to actions in key areas, global and local, and for providing a sense of the values that underpin the concept of sustainable development and instigates actions.”
Nikola Karabatic will miss next four months of action, according to French lequipe.fr. One of the best players in the history of handball will go surgery of his right foot in order to fix problems which he has at the start of the season.This means Nikola will miss upcoming Men’s IHF World Championship 2019 in Germany and Denmark, where France will try to defend gold medal from the last Championship 2017 in Paris Bercy. However, he should be ready for the most demanding part of the club’s season, when PSG Handball will try to stay at the TOP of French handball and win EHF Champions League for the first time in club’s history. handball injuryIHF World Championship 2019Nikola KarabaticPSG Handball ← Previous Story IHF decided to expand World Championship from 24 to 32 teams from 2021! Next Story → Boris Denic to lead Saudi Arabia
La naissance simultanée de milliers de bébés pieuvres filmée par un biologisteL’éclosion de milliers d’œufs pondus peu avant par une pieuvre, dans un aquarium de San Francisco, et la remontée en surface de la multitude de larves est un spectacle étonnant, qu’a pu filmer un biologiste.Une surprise pour le personnel de l’Aquarium Steinhart, à l’Académie des Sciences de Californie à San Francisco : leur nouveau pensionnaire, un Octopus vulgaris (pieuvre) des Caraïbes acquis en janvier, s’est mis à pondre des milliers d’œufs, révélant son statut de femelle. L’éclosion puis l’ascension de la multitude de larves vers la surface ont été filmées par un biologiste de l’aquarium.À lire aussiL’étonnante éclosion d’œufs du crapaud de SurinamAprès la ponte, qui a eu lieu – sous les yeux des visiteurs – dans la grande bouteille en verre que le céphalopode avait adoptée comme logis, l’animal a fixé son chapelet d’œufs à un rocher, veillant ensuite dessus pendant trois semaines. Dès l’éclosion, les nouveau-nés, ne mesurant pas plus de 0,4 mm de longueur, se sont mis à flotter vers la surface, cette fois-ci sous l’œil de la caméra du biologiste Richard Ross, qui parle d’un spectacle inoubliable.La fin de l’histoire est plus triste : le personnel de l’aquarium, alimentant les larves avec du zooplancton, n’a toutefois pu les maintenir en vie que 26 jours, comme c’est souvent le cas en captivité. La mère, quant à elle, comme tous ses congénères, a cessé de s’alimenter après l’éclosion, signant ainsi son propre arrêt de mort… Voir la vidéo spectaculaire du biologiste en cliquant ci-dessous :https://www.maxisciences.com/pieuvre/un-biologiste-filme-la-naissance-de-milliers-de-bebe-pieuvres_art14634.htmlLe 16 mai 2011 à 17:02 • Emmanuel Perrin
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed he is a big fan of Gonzalo Higuain after the striker failed to join him at Chelsea in the summer.Higuain favoured a move to the Serie A giants instead of joining Sarri at Chelsea.The Argentine forward played the best football of his career under Sarri at Napoli before earning a stunning £80m move to Juventus in 2016.However, he couldn’t nail a place in Allegri’s squad following the blockbuster arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.Milan ended up beating Chelsea to his signature leaving Sarri to work with Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata in the attack.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“Whatever response I give will be considered wrong and put words into my mouth,” he told Corriere dello Sport, via London Evening Standard.“All I can say is that I feel Gonzalo left Napoli too soon. If he had stayed for another season, I think we could’ve been in a condition to win.“Higuain was a part of the fantastic mechanism we created, we understood each other so well/ It was perfect synchronicity and the regrets will probably stick with us.“I miss Higuain a great deal. I miss him because he’ll keep scoring goals until the day he dies. He is a goal machine, a systematic and automatic jackpot.”
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 27, 2017 – Providenciales – The post on Social Media in relation to the wrong fuel being placed into a Police boat is only accurate in the sense that the event did happen.Whilst re-fueling on South Caicos the Marina operator inadvertently filled the boat with Diesel rather than Petrol. The mistake was immediately recognized and officers ensured that the boat did not suffer damage by keeping all systems switched off. The fuel was removed from the boat and there has been no damage caused as a result. The matter was officially reported to the appropriate senior officer.Press Release: RTCIPF
4:59 Huawei reported healthy growth for early 2019 despite its political entanglements. Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Huawei on Tuesday reported revenue growth of 23.2% for the first half of the year, even though the Trump administration’s ban basically stopped it from accessing US suppliers. The controversial Chinese phonemaker said it made 401.3 billion yuan ($58.3 billion), compared with 325.7 billion yuan ($47.3 billion) in the same period of 2018.Company Chairman Liang Hua acknowledged that US ban might impact its short-term growth but noted that “revenue grew fast up through May” because of the momentum it achieved up to that point, according to Reuters. Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei last month said its troubles with the US could ultimately wipe $30 billion off 2019 revenue expectations. However, he also told Yahoo Finance last week hat the company plans to ship 270 million phones this year, a significant increase over the 206 million phones it shipped in 2018. What is going on between Huawei and the US? Mate X foldable phone: Here’s what it’s really like to use Share your voice Tags 36 Photos 1 Comment Now playing: Watch this: The US blacklisted Huawei in May by adding it to the “entity list” of groups deemed to be acting against national security interests. It came after President Donald Trump’s executive order essentially banned the company based on long-term concerns that it maintained close ties with the Chinese government — which the company has consistently denied. Huawei also asserted its dominance over its native market, having shipped 37.3 million smartphones in China in the second quarter. That’s a jump of 31% year over year, market research firm Canalys reported.Liang noted that Huawei’s operating system is still in development, Reuters reported, but he reiterated the point that the company wants to keep using Google’s Android.”Hongmeng is part of our long-term strategy… We are definitely not bluffing,” he said of the OS.First published July 30 at 3:13 a.m. PT.Update, 8:45 a.m. PT: Notes Ren’s Yahoo interview. Mobile Tech Industry Politics Google Huawei Donald Trump
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland Senate voted 29-17 Friday, largely on party lines, on a resolution that will empower the state attorney general to pursue cases against Trump administration policies. Republicans have staunchly opposed the resolution and walked out of the Senate Thursday morning in protest after their efforts to delay the vote failed.Maryland Senate (AP/Patrick Semansky)The Maryland Defense Act of 2017 would allow Attorney General Brian Frosh to initiate legal challenges against federal actions that cause harm to Marylanders. In most states, the attorney general already has that power, but Maryland’s constitution requires the attorney general to receive specific directions from the legislature or the governor before pursuing cases. The resolution is a reaction to executive orders issued by President Donald Trump in recent weeks and would empower Frosh to challenge those orders in court, as other state attorneys general have already done.Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings, R-Harford and Baltimore counties, said the Republicans walked out on Thursday because they “were angry” that the resolution was being pushed through without the common senatorial courtesy of a vote delay. Jennings quoted Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr., D-Calvert, Charles and Prince George’s, chastising members of the Senate during the first week of the 2017 session when some attempted to resist a similar request for delay on a different bill. Miller expressed a desire to move the resolution through the Senate as quickly as possible. He described the resolution Thursday as “divisive” and the debate surrounding it “mean spirited.”Jennings said that working through divisions is part of the Senate’s role, saying that “we should stand here, we should debate it.”Sen Justin Ready, R-Carroll, said Friday: “Part of the problem is not just what this is doing, but it’s why and how we’re doing it.”Many of those opposed to the resolution said they worried it needlessly injected divisions frothing at the national level into state politics.“We are federalizing issues and bringing the biggest hot button federal issues to the state level,” said Sen. Michael Hough, R-Carroll, and Frederick.“I think we need to get back to the people’s business the state of Maryland sent us here to do,” Ready said. “We are state legislators; we are not congressmen or U.S. senators.”Republicans also complained that the resolution is an attempt to undermine widely popular GOP governor Larry Hogan ahead of the 2018 election.“We have a popular governor, the way to take him down–he’s obviously from the minority party–is to federalize as many issues as possible and try to tie him to those and drag him into that,” Hough said. Senate Minority Whip Stephen Hershey, R-Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne’s, said the resolution is an attempt to “tie this governor to an administration and trying to take away what he’s trying to do for the state of Maryland.”Some Democrats painted the resolution as a general effort to protect the interests of Marylanders, implying that the Trump administration and the Republican-controlled Congress are incidental to that goal.Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, D-Baltimore, said “this is not about politics; this is about the fabric of our country. …This is simply a tool used by our attorney general to deal with concerns that all of our constituents have and we are here for all of Marylanders.”Other Democrats were more blunt about the resolution’s purpose as an instrument to counter Republican-led efforts such as Trump’s restriction on travel from certain majority-Muslim countries, plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the possible rolling back of regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency.Sen. James Rosapepe, D-Prince George’s and Anne Arundel, said “we need our attorney general to go to court to make sure this president, Donald Trump, obeys all the laws.”Sen. Nancy King, D-Montgomery, called attention to the potential impacts of immigration policies promised by the Trump campaign, saying, “The people in my district that I’m talking to are telling me they’re so afraid their families are going to be separated, the kids are going to be left here because they were born here, the parents will not be.”A companion resolution is moving through the House of Delegates. If passed, the resolution would not require Hogan’s signature, eliminating the possibility of a gubernatorial veto.
‘Storm Loch Ness’ Joke Facebook Event Aims to Spot Folklore ‘Monster’Nearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook Event Stay on target Facebook is going back to basics in an effort to advise British citizens against fake news.The social network this week launched a UK newspaper campaign, hoping to catch readers’ attention ahead of the June 8 general election.According to CNET, Facebook placed ads in major publications (The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph), listing ten things folks should consider when reading information online (see list below).The company in April introduced a similar tool for online users, offering “tips for spotting false news” atop desktop and mobile News Feeds.But with just one month remaining before the Brits choose new Parliamentary officials, Facebook is pulling out all the stops to ensure the nation is properly educated on the issues.Facebook’s top 10 tips for spotting fake news (via Facebook)While another election was not due until May 2020, the prime minister’s recent call for a snap vote this summer means a high concentration of campaign propaganda—which means more risk for bogus content.“People want to see accurate information on Facebook and so do we,” Simon Milner, Facebook’s director of policy for the UK, said in a statement. “That is why we are doing everything we can to tackle the problem of false news.”A long-standing problem that became heightened during the 2016 US presidential election; many even blamed Facebook for influencing the outcome of the polls.Now, the popular site is trying to combat the issue and regain its credibility with new reporting tools and collaborative projects, like the $14 million News Integrity Initiative, aimed at “helping people make informed judgments about the news they read and share online.”Facebook has also removed tens of thousands of fake accounts, helping to reduce the spread of inauthentic material.“We can’t solve this problem alone,” Milner said. “We are supporting third-party fact checkers [like partner Full Fact] during the election in their work with news organizations, so they can independently assess facts and stories.”
The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more November 2, 2012 — Varian Medical Systems has launched a portfolio of oncology-specific information technology (IT) solutions designed to meet the requirements of a modern cancer treatment center. The company’s FullScale oncology IT portfolio comprises a flexible set of comprehensive IT solutions for every type of healthcare delivery system, from a single-site clinic to a geographically dispersed, multisite hospital network.Varian’s FullScale solutions take advantage of virtualization or cloud technologies to deploy Varian software — both the Aria oncology information system and Eclipse treatment planning system — in a way that is flexible, scalable, reliable and widely accessible, enabling treatment centers to take advantage of economies of scale.The FullScale portfolio encompasses three types of deployments that can be adapted to meet the specific needs of each customer:FullScale Appliance is an onsite solution for smaller clinics. Varian installs and manages a specially-designed turnkey appliance that houses the Aria and Eclipse applications securely behind the customer’s firewall.FullScale Enterprise for larger customers houses Varian applications on virtual servers in the customer’s local data center. Varian installs, upgrades, monitors and manages the software and system to ensure enterprise-class performance.FullScale Cloud makes use of virtual servers that are configured on physical servers at an off-site data center, with access permitted only for authorized users. The virtual servers can be moved without disruption from one physical server to another when more capacity is needed, making this the most optimized model for high availability, performance and scalability in an off-site solution.”The Varian FullScale appliance offers the power of a complete and managed system, including Aria and Eclipse components. It allows us to focus on how we utilize Varian technologies to provide enhanced quality patient care instead of spending time on managing the various individual pieces of technology,” says Randall Miller, chief medical physicist at Northeast Georgia Health System.”FullScale is designed to minimize the need for capital expenditures and to simplify the processes of upgrading or migrating software, while enabling greater efficiency for a treatment center’s IT, administrative and clinical staff,” says Kevin O’Reilly, senior director of product marketing for Varian’s Oncology Systems business. “Clinics using these solutions can avoid buying expensive servers that take up space, use a lot of power and require extensive IT resources to manage and service. It’s a model that reduces the total cost of ownership and minimizes the downtime needed during upgrades to the system.”Varian’s Fullscale IT solutions enable cancer treatment centers to embrace the power and promise of both virtualization and cloud offerings. Using virtualization technologies from industry leaders like Citrix Systems and VMware, FullScale enables Varian users to access the power of Varian software solutions from most computers, laptops or tablets. FullScale solutions are configured for security to comply with HIPAA and SAS 70/SSAE 16 regulations.For more information: www.varian.com/FullScale FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more