first_imgDelhi Capitals need to be wary of another batting collapse vs Chennai Super KingsIPL 2019: Delhi Capitals have been sensational in the 2019 Indian Premier League but they need to guard against a batting collapse when they take on Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 in Vizag on Friday.advertisement Ajay Tiwari New DelhiMay 9, 2019UPDATED: May 9, 2019 19:40 IST DC have been plagued with batting collapses in IPL 2019 (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDelhi Capitals have been haunted by some batting collapses in the 2019 Indian Premier LeagueDC were cruising along against Kings XI Punjab but crashed to defeat after a dramatic collapseIn the Eliminator vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, DC survived a scare after fireworks from Shaw and PantDelhi Capitals (DC) made history on Wednesday when they won their maiden playoff match in the Indian Premier League by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Eliminator. They will now face 3-time winners and defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Qualifier 2 on May 10. While many have attributed Delhi’s success to their long-time investment in younger players, when you look closely, one can’t help but notice that Delhi’s outstanding season has been marred by a number of batting collapses.During the Eliminator against SRH, at the start of the 19th over with just 12 needed with 5 wickets in hand, DC lost 3 wickets for just 10 runs thereby turning the match into a last-over thriller. It was a miracle that Delhi still went on to win that match and it’s been the case with many other matches this season.Delhi have now had 8 collapses – instances of a team losing 3 or more wickets for less than 15 runs – in IPL 2019. That’s way too many collapses for a single team, let alone a single season.4/15 vs Kolkata Knight Riders, DelhiHelped by Prithvi Shaw’s scintillating half-century, DC were coasting along nicely at 170/2 in the 18th over chasing 186. But when Kuldeep Yadav returned to take the wicket of Rishabh Pant, a procession of the Delhi batsmen started which only came to halt as we were witness to the 1st Super Over of the season. Though Delhi managed to scrape through, thanks to Kagiso Rabada’s heroics with the ball, the ending seemed a sign of things to come for DC as they tried to turn their fortunes around.advertisement7/8 vs Kings XI Punjab, MohaliAll of Delhi’s worst fears from their Eden scare came to life as they disintegrated from 144/3 to 152-all out in one of the most stunning collapses in recent memory. It didn’t help Delhi’s cause that KXIP all-rounder Sam Curran blew away DC’s tail with 4 wickets in 5 balls including a hat-trick to seal Delhi’s fate – a loss by 14 runs.4/7 vs Chennai Super Kings, DelhiAt 120/2 in the 16th over, Delhi were looking set to post a 160-170 total. But Dwayne Bravo’s 3 quick wickets prompted the hosts to their first collapse of the season wherein they lost 4 wickets while adding just 7 runs. In the end, DC finished with 147/6 – a below-par total – that was easily chased by MS Dhoni and Co.5/27 and 4/18 vs Mumbai Indians, DelhiAs if one collapse per match was not enough, against MI in Delhi, DC showed that they can go even one step further. While DC had prevailed in the 1st clash between two teams in Mumbai, MI exacted sweet revenge when their engine room – Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah – choked the DC chase in a matter of a few balls. First Deepak Chahar and Krunal Pandya combined to send the entire top-order tumbling from 49/0 to 76/5 and then Bumrah and Malinga triggered another collapse which led Delhi from 107/5 to 125/9, effectively ending DC’s agony.9/47, 6/18 vs Chennai Super Kings, ChennaiA collapse in every other match? Check. Two collapses in a single match? Check. Could Delhi still top this? Yes. By collapsing against CSK ‘again’ but this time ‘multiple times’. Inarguably, in their most comprehensive defeat in IPL 2019, DC couldn’t even cross 100 and were shot out for 99 while being 52/1 in the 6th over chasing 180. On a pitch assisting spinners, CSK’s Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja spun a web around the free-flowing DC batting as they fell like dominos, one after the other.Other (dis)honourable mentions:- 3/2 vs Royal Challengers, Bangalore- 3/8 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Hyderabad- 3/10 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, EliminatorThe biggest worry for DC when you look at the numbers above is that 2 of their worst collapses in IPL 2019 have come up against Dhoni’s CSK – the same side they are up against in the 2nd Qualifier. If DC batsmen continue in their merry ways, the joy from winning their 1st IPL knock-out match could be quite shortlived.Possibly, the youthful exuberance that Delhi boast of has a flip side too and it is the same side that has been on display during such collapses. The DC top-order comprising of Shaw, Pant, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer has been amongst the runs this season with an astonishing 1751 runs between them in IPL 2019. But what they have in abundance – innovation and intent – has also at times proved to be the problem.All the four batsmen have been found getting dismissed attempting a rash shot or two on different occasions of the tournament. While Pant has copped a fair amount of criticism for his inability to finish games, the others have not been found to be particularly intent on playing the long innings as well.advertisementTo be fair to DC, they do seem to be learning from their mistakes though. The way Pant has tried to shepherd the innings after his initial failures has been a welcome sight. Prithvi Shaw who missed out on his maiden IPL ton earlier this season needs to come up with more such performances. The likes of Colin Ingram, Colin Munro and Shreyas Iyer have also scored when mattered but against a side like CSK, they all need to be at the top of their game. Because, going by the experience that CSK have, they wouldn’t miss a single chance to exploit Delhi’s biggest weakness this season – finding ways to collapse.Also Read | IPL 2019: Under-21 players rise up to the occasion in DC vs SRH EliminatorAlso Read | Rishabh Pant always opens up the game for us: Prithvi Shaw after DC win EliminatorFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow Chennai Super Kingslast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Jamaica has been selected by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to host the Intellectual Property and Creative Industry conference in mid-November, at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.Biennially, various countries bid to become the host country of the conference and this year, the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) bid was deemed successful.“Jamaica is highly regarded by WIPO as they see the potential here and the work by JIPO,” Copyright and Related Rights Manager at JIPO, Marissa Longsworth, told JIS News.She added that Jamaica has been pushing for its national laws and policies regarding intellectual property, to be developed in order to enhance its business environment.In terms of attendance at the upcoming conference, Ms. Longsworth outlined that Latin American nations, all the English and Spanish speaking Caribbean countries as well as Haiti are expected to participate.“It will definitely benefit us (Jamaica) to have such a collection of experts and knowledgeable persons who can contribute ideas and concepts that can create the environment necessary for a successful creative industry and IP usage, especially with the birth of animation in Jamaica,” she said.WIPO, she noted, will provide the speakers, experts and sponsor some of the delegates from the various IP organizations in the Caribbean, which will attend the conference.The conference, which will last for three days, will facilitate discussions and sessions on various IP-related issues, including Valuation and Collateralization of Intellectual Property, Choreography & Intellectual Property and Benefits of IP.Jamaica will also host the Ministerial Conference in November 2014, with representatives from the various WIPO nations converging to discuss pertinent IP issues. The conference will facilitate discussions and sessions on various IP-related issues Jamaica has been selected to host the Intellectual Property and Creative Industry conference in mid-November Jamaica has been pushing for its national laws and policies regarding intellectual property to be developedlast_img read more

first_imgzoom UK’s ship owner and operator Union Maritime (UML) has secured a deal with Pacific Green Technologies Marine (PGTM) to pay for an emissions control system through the cost savings it delivers.The arrangement involves PGTM fitting the ENVI-MarineTM emissions control system (scrubber), worth USD 1.9 million, free of charge to Union Maritime’s 13,000 dwt chemical tanker Westminster in the first quarter of 2017.The system will be fitted to the vessel’s main engine where it will remove sulphur dioxide from the exhaust gas emissions to a level that meets the Sulphur Emissions Control Areas (SECAs) requirements.UML expects that the system will enable the tanker to continue burning the lower cost heavy fuel oil instead of switching to the higher cost low Sulphur fuel, to generate savings of around USD 2,700 each day when operating in SECA.Under the agreement, UML said it would operate the vessel for a minimum of 145 days each year in SECA for the duration of the deal, thereby generating this daily saving.The company will then pay the full cost savings that the system generates to PGTM until PGTM has received a total of USD 1.9 million.UML has agreed to purchase up to a further ten systems from PGTM.last_img read more

first_imgzoom German ship management company MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition Und Transport (MST) and corporate vessel owner Reederei MS Marguerita GmbH & Co. Geschlossene Investment KG (Reederei) have been indicted for falsifying pollution records.According to the United States Department of Justice (DoJ), the charges stem from the falsification of records in 2016 and 2017 designed to cover up overboard discharges of oily mixtures and machinery space bilge water from the Liberian-flagged cargo vessel, M/V Marguerita.As stipulated in the nine-count indictment returned on August 22 to a federal grand jury in Portland, Maine, the vessel’s management company, MST, and the vessel’s owner, Reederei, are charged with failing to maintain an accurate oil record book as required by the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.“On at least eight occasions between September 2016 and June 2016, the M/V Marguerita entered United States waters and ports with a false and misleading Oil Record Book available for inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Oil Record Book failed to accurately record transfers and discharges of oily wastewater on the vessel,” the DoJ said.The companies were also charged with falsification of records with “the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence inspections and examinations” of the M/V Marguerita by the USCG.MST specializes in ocean transport of bulk cargo and its fleet comprises bulk carriers and multipurpose vessels.M/V Marguerita is a single decker bulk carrier, built in 2016, and features 27,674 mt in DWT.World Maritime News is yet to receive a statement on the matter from MST.last_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Port of Tilbury/GRAHAM The construction of the Port of Tilbury’s new multimillion pound port terminal, Tilbury2, will begin immediately after the UK-based company GRAHAM was appointed to carry out the work.In late February 2019, the port received development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport to build the new port.The project will involve the creation of a new port terminal and associated facilities on land at the former Tilbury Power Station on the north bank of the River Thames at Tilbury.When operational in spring 2020, Tilbury2 will be the UK’s largest unaccompanied freight ferry port and the country’s biggest construction processing hub.GRAHAM has been awarded the contract for both the Terrestrial and the Marine Package. The Terrestrial contract incorporates a roll-on/roll-off (RoRo), highway works, the relocation of the existing railhead, and a fixed structural steel bridge to the linkspan. The Marine contract includes works within the tidal estuary beyond the existing sea wall/flood defences, including a floating pontoon, link-span/articulated bridge, associated pilings and river bed preparation for the berth.“Tilbury2 is a significant project for our business and our customers… There is a great deal to do over the next 12 months and we look forward to opening our new port in 2020,” Charles Hammond, Chief Executive of Forth Ports Group (owners of the Port of Tilbury) said. “The Tilbury2 project is a complex scheme that will facilitate the expansion of the Port of Tilbury and support its continued local, regional and national economic growth. We look forward to working collaboratively with The Port of Tilbury and local stakeholders to deliver this transformational scheme,” Michael Graham, GRAHAM Executive Chairman, commented.Tilbury2 is central to the Port of Tilbury’s GBP 1 billion (USD 1.3 billion) investment program during 2012-20.last_img read more

first_imgLACOLLE, Que. – Almost 7,000 asylum seekers have been intercepted at the Quebec-U.S. border in the last six weeks, authorities said Thursday.The RCMP’s Claude Castonguay said the force intercepted more than 3,800 people between Aug. 1 and 15, while the nearly 3,000 in July were almost quadruple the 781 from June.“They’re unprecedented, we’ve never seen those numbers,” Castonguay told a media briefing in Lacolle, a Quebec border town at the forefront of the influx of people filing into Canada from the United States.“Even though our officers are patrolling 24 hours a day, all year long, we’ve never seen such numbers coming in.”Castonguay said an average of between 200 and 250 people have been crossing each day, compared with about 500 at one point.The vast majority of asylum seekers — between 80 and 85 per cent — are Haitians.In the United States, the Trump administration is considering ending a program that granted Haitians so-called “temporary protected status” following the massive earthquake that struck in 2010.Groups that work with migrants say those spilling across the border are fearful of being returned to an uncertain future in Haiti as early as next January.Many of those people are being lured to Canada with false information about what awaits, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada spokesman Louis Dumas told the briefing in Lacolle.He noted that about 50 per cent of Haitians who sought refugee status in Canada last year were refused.“Coming to Canada, asking for asylum in Canada is not a guarantee for permanent residency in Canada,” Dumas said.“If people in the States, in certain communities, would like to Canada and become permanent residents, it’s very important they do so through the regular channels.”That said, Dumas said those asylum seekers are permitted due process and there is a robust system in place to deal with them.He noted Canada selects about 300,000 immigrants yearly to come to Canada as permanent residents.“We are an open and welcoming country,” Dumas said.At a later news conference in the same area, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced a 300-room temporary shelter will be set up in Cornwall, Ont., while about 20 other immigration officers will be added in Montreal to help cope with the crush.“It’s important Canadians know that this is a situation that, yes, is out of the ordinary, but is very much under control,” Garneau said.The minister also announced that Canadian consulates in the United States will continue to work to ensure that those who want to seek asylum in Canada know the rules in place.“Unless you are being persecuted or are fleeing terror or war, you would not qualify as a refugee and it’s important to combat that misinformation that is out there,” he said.“Imagine if you’re a family coming to Canada thinking you just have to come, and you are (then) told you do not qualify, it is a very difficult human drama to live.”last_img read more

first_imgPopular face of music reality shows, Shilpa Surroch left the audience intimidated with her latest song in the movie Paharganj. The singer, who is often called as ‘Shakira of India’, has lent her voice to movies like Game Over, Mirror Game, Murari the Mad Gentleman besides Vikram Bhatt’s webseries ‘Twisted’ and ‘Hadh’. One song you wish you had sung? Lag Ja Gale A music composer you want to work with? Vishal Mishra, I think his melodies have an eternal vibe to them. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaYour favorite genre of music? I have an inclination towards Jazz and Ghazals Your best work till date? I am lucky, I got to sing ‘Sona Nahi’ – an Original composed and written by Hindi rock band ‘Daira’. An actor you want to give your voice to? Kangana Ranaut. A veteran singer you take inspiration from? Kishore Kumar Ji – He was a self taught and a talent extraordinaire. Lowest point in your career/life? The thing about lowest point is, you have so much to learn from it, that it is unfair to call them the lowest. Having said that, I had very difficult years while growing up, since I was figuring my passion for Music, and the fact that I wasn’t able to peruse it in a proper way was tough. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaBest compliment you have received? Once Arijit Singh and I were recording in the same studio. He over heard my voice while I was recording and came to compliment me. He said “You have a very good and unique voice” Three things you can’t live without? Apart from the basic, Roti, Kapda, Makaan… I think, I can survive, without the materialistic things. One thing you hate the most about music industry? No one, in power, should be harassing people who seek nothing but work. It’s not just about music industry but the world, in general.last_img read more

Fatima, a former member of the People’s Defence Forces, was first in line when 15 ex-combatants, including four other women, stepped forward yesterday in Ed Damazin in Blue Nile State at the start of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programme, a significant stage in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) of 2005 that ended a war, in which at least 2 million people died and 4.5 million others were forced from their homes.Up to 25 per cent of all DDR candidates in Blue Nile State are women and the Joint Commission and integrated UN DDR unit expects to receive about 900 women from the Damazine area in the coming three months.“The inclusion of women in the 10 February launch reflects the commitment of both Commissions (north and south) and the UN family to ensure that women, as well as men, equally benefit from the DDR process,” the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said in a news release.“Women played key roles in armed groups throughout Sudan during the conflict, both as active combatants and in roles providing essential support to soldiers from all parties,” it added.During the ceremony, ex-combatants from the north and south symbolically relinquished their weapons and in return received a DDR identification card, cash, non-food items and a coupon for food rations provided by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).Congratulating the Government of National Unity and the Government of South Sudan on the occasion, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Deputy Special Representative Ameerah Haq voiced confidence that the north and south DDR commissions were determined to make the programme succeed despite problems in securing funding and meeting the needs of ex-combatants in the South. 12 February 2009A woman was the first ex-combatant to be demobilized in this week’s historic launch of a United Nations-backed programme aimed at coaxing 180,000 ex-fighters from Sudan’s two-decades long north-south civil war back into civilian life. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Microsoft to make ‘major’ announcement in Los Angeles; speculation ranges from tablets to Xbox by News Staff Posted Jun 14, 2012 4:39 pm MDT LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Microsoft is being secretive about a “major” announcement it plans to make in Los Angeles on Monday.The company invited media to an afternoon event, but it says it won’t divulge the location until that morning. In an email, the company says, “This will be a major Microsoft announcement — you will not want to miss it.”Microsoft declined further comment Thursday.The venue suggests it has to do with the entertainment industry.In recent months Microsoft Corp. has made more TV programming available on its Xbox 360 video game console. Netflix Inc. is among the offerings on the Xbox, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is on Microsoft’s board.Microsoft is also preparing to release a new operating system, Windows 8, that works across laptop computers, tablets and even televisions. read more

The report, Informal Justice Systems: Charting a Course for Human Rights-Based Engagement, argues that informal justice systems in countries such as Bangladesh, Ecuador and Malawi, among many others, “may be more accessible than formal mechanisms and may have the potential to provide quick, relatively inexpensive and culturally relevant remedies.”Women, children and minorities in particular benefit from the impact of these systems, the report says, providing a source of empowerment for vulnerable populations.“Informal or customary justice systems are a reality of justice in most of the countries where UNDP works to improve lives and livelihoods and government capacities to serve,” said Assistant Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Olav Kjorven. “The evidence in this report illustrates the direct bearing such systems can have on women and children’s legal empowerment, covering issues from customary marriage and divorce to custody, inheritance, and property rights.”The report – commissioned by UNDP, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and produced by the Danish Institute for Human Rights – is the most comprehensive UN study on this area of justice to date, UNDP said in a news release. The report draws its conclusions based on research carried out in 18 developing countries. “There has been little research or literature on children and informal justice systems to date, and this study is important in beginning to document the issues around children’s engagement with informal justice systems,” said UNICEF Assistant Director Susan Bissell. “Reconciling the procedures followed by informal justice systems with children’s rights, and ensuring that international standards about children and justice are implemented, is a challenge that the report clearly documents.”Both formal justice systems – government-supported laws, police, courts, and prisons – and informal or traditional systems can violate human rights, reinforce discrimination, and neglect principles of procedural fairness. “The efficacy of working with informal justice systems requires that it be complemented by engagement with the formal justice system and with development programming that addresses the broader social, cultural, political, and economic context of informal justice systems,” the report says. Surveys in Somalia, it notes, found up to 80 per cent of the population preferred arbitration by clan leaders to engagement with the formal justice system.The report points out that formal and informal justice mechanisms need to learn from and cooperate with one another to widen access to justice and protection of human rights to all citizens. Broader development initiatives in education and health may also help change the way informal systems are structured and help create an environment where human rights can be respected.“The crucial value in this report lies in its emphasis on what can be achieved in terms of improving access to justice and human rights through informal systems,” Mr. Kjorven said. “Changes should be evaluated over the long term, but training adjudicators, increasing the number of women in decisions-making posts, empowering paralegals and women’s groups to monitor and engage with customary leaders – all these efforts will continually improve individual and communal experiences of justice.” read more

first_imgGood news, Amazon Prime users. Amazon is amping up its fight against Netflix, and you’re going to reap the benefit. Users who are already plunking down $79 a year for free unlimited two-day shipping will now get free unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows on the site, via PC and a number of set-top boxes.At present, the selection of 5,000 TV shows and movies doesn’t appear to have much of a leg up on Amazon. The site is bragging about movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Amadeus, and Chariots of Fire and TV shows like Doctor Who and Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood. Current Prime users will get the functionality immediately. Everyone else can sign up for a one month free trial.last_img read more

first_imgHere’s who been jailed over Ireland’s banking crisis so far David Drumm has became the fourth person to be jailed over his role in a bank fraud scheme 10 years ago. By Aoife Barry Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share72 Tweet Email2 Jun 20th 2018, 8:21 PM 23,963 Views 36 Comments David Drumm in 2016. Source: Sam BoalEARLIER TODAY, FORMER Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm was given a six-year sentence for his role in a bank fraud scheme in 2008.With that sentence, Drumm became the latest banker to be jailed in Ireland.It was the State’s case that Drumm conspired with Irish Life & Permanent’s former CEO, Denis Casey, Anglo’s former financial director Willie McAteer and former head of treasury at Anglo, John Bowe, among others, to carry out €7.2 billion in fraudulent circular transactions in order to bolster the customer deposits figure on Anglo’s balance sheet.The State also alleged that this €7.2 billion was falsely accounted for as part of the bank’s customer deposits in preliminary accounts published on 3 December 2008, therefore misleading the market as to Anglo’s true strength.Today, the jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court returned unanimous verdicts of guilty on a charge of conspiracy to defraud, and one of false accounting, after just over 10 and a half hours of deliberations.Drumm (51) of Skerries, Co Dublin, was on bail throughout the 87-day trial, which was the third-longest criminal trial in the history of the State.Here’s who else has been jailed over their roles in the same case that Drumm was jailed over.Denis Casey: Former group chief executive Irish Life and Permanent  Denis Casey Source: RollingNews.ieDenis Casey was convicted two years ago of a €7.2 billion conspiracy to defraud.He had pleaded not guilty to conspiring to mislead investors, depositors and lenders about the true health of Anglo Irish Bank in 2008.He and three other bankers had all pleaded not guilty to conspiring together and with others to defraud by setting up the aforementioned €7.2 billion circular transaction scheme in order to bolster Anglo’s balance sheet with the intention of misleading investors.But on 9 June 2016, he was convicted, before being sentenced to two years and nine months in prison.The prosecution’s case was that Casey and three other men were involved in setting up the circular scheme of billion euro transactions where Anglo lent money to Irish Life and Permanent (ILP) and ILP sent the money back, via their assurance firm Irish Life Assurance, to Anglo.The €7.2 billion deposit was later accounted for in Anglo’s preliminary results on 3 December 2008 as part of Anglo’s customer deposits figure.One man out of the four, Peter Fitzpatrick, was found not guilty.The scheme was designed so that the deposits came from the assurance company and would be treated as customer deposits.Judge Martin Nolan said that former Anglo Irish Bank executives John Bowe and Willie McAteer, and the former Group Chief Executive of ILP, Denis Casey, took part in a scheme that was “deceitful, dishonest and corrupt”.He said they had failed to act with honesty and integrity by manufacturing €7.2bn in deposits in what were obviously “sham transactions”.He told Casey that he had made a grave error of judgement in authorising the transaction with Anglo. He said he was a man who should have known better. The judge also told Casey that Anglo were the authors of the scheme but that he had behaved disgracefully and reprehensibly in co-operating with it.Casey told gardaí that he only agreed to the short term loans with Anglo on condition that there was no risk to his company and that he did not know or intend that Anglo would misrepresent the loans as customer deposits.Willie McAteer: Former Anglo Irish Bank executive  Source: Leah FarrellWillie McAteer was sentenced to three and a half years in jail.McAteer is the only one of the three to have a previous conviction. He was convicted in 2014 of providing unlawful loans from Anglo Irish Bank to 10 property developers, dubbed the ‘Maple Ten’, in July 2008 in breach of Section 60 of the Companies Act.He carried out 240 hours of community service in lieu of a two-year prison sentence.On 29 July 2016, Judge Nolan jailed McAteer for three and a half years, saying that McAteer had authorised the transactions when he knew what he was doing was underhand, deceitful and corrupt.He said McAteer was a respected leader of huge experience whose actions in 2008 were reprehensible.John Bowe: Former head of Capital Markets at Anglo Irish Bank. John Bowe Source: RollingNews.ieJohn Bowe was sentenced to two years in prison, with Judge Martin Nolan telling him that the lower sentence was because he was “a lesser functionary” and not a board member.He had been captured in recordings – which were released by the Irish Independent in 2013 and dubbed the Anglo Tapes – discussing a strategy of convincing the Central Bank to invest €7m in Anglo, but understanding the bank’s liquidity problems.At the time, he insisted in a statement that he at no time tried to mislead the Central Bank nor was he aware of a strategy to do so.- Additional reporting: CCC Nuacht Short URL Wednesday 20 Jun 2018, 8:20 PMlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to boost bilateral ties in a telephone conversation during which the latter invited the new Greek leader to an event in Moscow in May to mark the victory over Nazism.The two men agreed to boost cooperation in the economy and energy, tourism, culture and transport sectors. They also agreed on the need to “secure peace and stability in Ukraine,” according to a statement from Tsipras’s office. Putin expressed satisfaction at Greece’s stance at a recent summit in Brussels where Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias conveyed concerns over the prospect of additional sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. Sources rebuffed rumors about financial support for Greece from Russia, noting that the government was looking toward its European partners for support. The two men also discussed the possible creation of a pipeline to carry natural gas from Russia to Europe via Turkey and Greece.Meanwhile Defense Minister Panos Kammenos responded to comments by his German peer Ursula von der Leyen, according to which Greece was jeopardizing its position in NATO with its stance vis-a-vis Russia. Kammenos called her comments “unacceptable and extortionate,” noting “Greece was always on the side of the Allies when they pushed back German occupation troops.”Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

first_imgSpain national team head coach Luis Enrique has revealed he has no doubt that David De Gea will continue to retain his place as the country’s first choice goalkeeper.The Manchester United shot-stopper was questioned by fans and pundits alike after his disappointing outing at this summer’s World Cup in Russia with some expecting Chelsea’s new signing Kepa Arizzabalaga to displace the former Atletico Madrid man for the game against England but Enrique stock with De Gea in goal.He was judged to have been fouled in the build-up to an injury-time disallowed goal from Danny Welbeck, saving him from conceding a late equaliser.Following a win in his first game since taking the national job, Enrique was pleased with what he saw.David de Gea, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer is hopeful de Gea will stay Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 According to the Manchester United manager, goalkeeper David de Gea will be able to extend his contract… if he’s convinced to stay by the club’s board.“I am especially happy about David De Gea’s performance,” Enrique said, according to Evening Standard.“He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he is proving it in the Premier League week-in, week-out and I never had any doubts.”“Your errors sometimes help you, as you try to improve and grow up and all in all I am really happy with David, he is a top player.”last_img read more

first_imgAs the England manager who needs to keep tabs on all the players, Gareth Southgate revealed that he is very impressed with Marcus Rashford.It has taken Marcus Rashford only a few matches in the post-Mourinho era to finally start to properly impress Gareth Southgate, the England manager has been able to truly see his real potential and has analyzed the many aspects in which this young player can help the Three Lions.Ever since Jose Mourinho came to Manchester United, Rashford never really felt like he was being put to good use in order to help Manchester United achieve their goals.The 21-year old always felt that the Portuguese manager never really took him seriously and didn’t value his full potential inside the squad, things have changed drastically now that Mourinho is gone and Rashford is finally blossoming as he always should’ve at Manchester United.The last five games have been incredibly important for this player, he has become one of the club’s most important players and has been proving that he really has an untapped potential that very few other players in football possess today.Just this Sunday he was compared to Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, this is the kind of talent that he has and he can help the Red Devils achieve great things.Manchester United news: Gareth Southgate hails ‘tremendous talent’ Marcus Rashford –— SOCCER-MATE (@soccer_mate) January 21, 2019But Marcus hasn’t only surprised his club manager, as England’s own Gareth Southgate also expressed what he thinks of this new version of Marcus Rashford.“Given that he’s only 21, he will definitely continue to improve,” Southgate said via Four Four Two.“When you have a mindset like he has and a desire to be as good as he wants to be, then that will happen.”“He’s a tremendous talent, we’ve known that for a long time and with us, he’s scored three goals in the period after the World Cup.”“And he’s showing great signs with his club of maturing and getting stronger and playing with the belief – and that is so important for young players.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“I think that’s still to be decided really. He’s played a lot of his football as a number nine, he’s played a lot of his football either side of a front three.”“In the modern game, I think flexibility, particularly in those attacking positions [is so important]. When I think of United from years ago with [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Wayne] Rooney, [Carlos] Tevez, all three of them would pop up in different areas of the pitch.”“That fluidity is difficult to mark, so I don’t think it’s important what his best position is but I think it’s important he is playing, and playing well, and developing and showing that confidence.”I’m not saying they’re bad managers but Mourinho and Southgate underestimated Rashford’s potential and focused on Lingard and Pogba more. Ole hasn’t disappointed me…yet.— Veronica🍣🌈 (@VanillaSushi) January 20, 2019The real challenge for Marcus Rashford is about to begin, as he has barely started to feel comfortable on the pitch with Mourinho gone and he is finally developing to become the player we all saw when he made his debut.Marcus Rashford is nothing but the last of many incredible players that Dutch manager Louis van Gaal helped debut, this manager has an outstanding track record when it comes to helping new talents make their debuts in several clubs.Ever since he began his career as a manager for Ajax when he was very young, Val Gaal has helped players such as Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf, Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Philip Lahm, and Marcus Rashford make their debut with their home clubs.This history that Van Gaal has, perfectly describes the eye for talent that he has and gives us an idea of the type of player that the English youngster can become in the future.Unstoppable. 🔥 #MUFC #MUNBHA— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 19, 2019How far do you think Marcus Rashford will get on his career? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgFirst-Year intermediate students committed suicide by falling under a train here at Kadapa. Harshavarshan, who is pursuing intermediate at Narayana college at NGO colony is learned to be in depression for some time and was found dead on a railway track near RIMS on Friday night. The incident came to light on Saturday. Meanwhile, the parents of Harshavardhan said that their son had committed suicide due to the alleged torture by the lecturers. Jairam, father of the deceased said that his son was confronted before his classmates by the AGM and lecturers. Depressed over it, he ended his life, said Jairam adding that he came to know his son’s death through a Whatsapp message. The police registered a case and took up investigation.last_img read more

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has set a new per-capita homicide record as gunmen killed for drugs, cash, payback – or no apparent reason at all.A surge of homicides in the starkly divided city resulted in 343 killings in 2017, bringing the annual homicide rate to its highest ever – roughly 56 killings per 100,000 people. Baltimore, which has shrunk over decades, currently has about 615,000 inhabitants.In this picture, a man walks past a corner where a victim of a shooting was discovered in Baltimore. A surge of homicides in the starkly divided city resulted in 343 killings in 2017, bringing the annual homicide rate to its highest ever – roughly 56 killings per 100,000 people. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)“Not only is it disheartening, it’s painful,” Mayor Catherine Pugh told The Associated Press during the final days of 2017, her first year in office.The main reasons are the subject of endless interpretation. Some attribute the increase to more illegal guns, the fallout of the opioid epidemic, or systemic failures like unequal justice and a scarcity of decent opportunities for many citizens. The tourism-focused Inner Harbor and prosperous neighborhoods such as Canton and Mount Vernon are a world away from large sections of the city hobbled by generational poverty.Others blame police, accusing them of taking a hands-off approach to fighting crime since six officers were charged in connection with the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, a black man whose fatal spinal cord injury in police custody triggered massive protests that year and the city’s worst riots in decades.“The conventional wisdom, or widely agreed upon speculation, suggests that the great increase in murders is happening partly because the police have withdrawn from aggressively addressing crime in the city’s many poor, crime-ridden neighborhoods,” said Donald Norris, professor emeritus of public policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.Even as arrests have declined to their lowest level in years, police say their officers are working hard in a tough environment. They note the overwhelming majority of Baltimore’s crime has long been linked to gangs, drugs and illegal guns.“The vast majority of our kids and residents of this city aren’t into criminal activity like this. It’s that same revolving group of bad guys that are wreaking havoc for people’s families,” said T.J. Smith, the chief police spokesman whose own younger brother was the city’s 173rd homicide victim in 2017.Baltimore’s homicide rate started to surge after Gray’s death in 2015, a year when the city saw over 340 slayings. There’s been a depressingly steady march of killings since.Violent crime rates in Baltimore have been notoriously high for decades and some locals sardonically refer to their city as “Bodymore” due to the annual body count. But prior to 2015, Baltimore’s killings had generally been on the decline. Before rates in recent years eclipsed it, Baltimore’s homicide rate had peaked with 353 killings in 1993, or some 49 killings per 100,000 people. Baltimore had over 700,000 inhabitants back then, making the per-capita rate lower than in 2017.Patrick Sharkey, a sociologist at New York University, described Baltimore as a place “where there is an urgent need to make sure that neighborhoods do not continue to fall apart and the population doesn’t give up on the city.”Pugh, who took office as mayor in December 2016, said her year-old administration is focused on reducing crime, boosting police recruits, and improving long-neglected neighborhoods. She told attendees at a candlelight vigil she hosted for victims of violence that “this will become the safest city in America.”Attending the vigil were Norman and Yvonne Armstrong, who struggled for words to describe their heartache since losing their son, Shawn, to gun violence. The working family man, a 31-year-old father of three, was fatally shot at a Baltimore carwash in September. His murder is unsolved.“The kids out there with guns don’t care about anything,” said Norman Armstrong, the pain of grief etched on his face.Among the names behind the 2017 numbers is Jonathan Tobash, a 19-year-old college student who embodied the best hopes of his Baltimore community. Police say the sophomore at Morgan State University was shot to death Dec. 18 after stumbling onto a robbery in progress outside a convenience store near his family’s home.Ericka Alston-Buck, who founded the Kids Safe Zone community center in the rough Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, said concentrated poverty must be addressed and a measure of healing has to take place in order to truly tackle high rates of violence in Baltimore.“Hurt people hurt people. No one’s doing anything to close those holes in their souls,” she said. “As long as no one does that, nothing is going to change.”___Follow David McFadden on Twitter: read more

first_img 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. How to make the gene-editing tool CRISPR work even better CRISPR is a gene editing technique that can identify DNA segments and snip them out of a genome. It can also be used to replace segments that have been cut out. In order to perform its duties, CRISPR uses a protein nuclease to serve as a guide or template, outlining which genes are to be cut and/or replaced. Cas9, often used for this purpose in many early studies, came to be associated with the technique. But for Cas9 to work properly, researchers also had to add in a Cas9 inhibitor—its job was to prevent extraneous cutting. More recently, researchers have used Cas12a because it offers other desired characteristics not found in Cas9. But until now, there were no known inhibitors for Cas12a, which stymied its use in research efforts. In these two new efforts, both teams have found several inhibitors that they claim are suitable for use with CRISPR.Both teams used a bioinformatics pipeline approach in their search for Cas12 inhibitors—it is a system for searching through bacterial genomes that involves looking for genetic fragments that are normally deadly to bacteria but are not toward bacteria that have inhibitors. Using this approach, the first team found three inhibitors, including one that stood out called AcrVA1. Testing with human cells showed that all three could be used with CRISPR. Using the same basic approach, the second team found several candidates that also worked as hoped when tested with human cells. The second team also found AcrVA1 to be particularly effective.Taken together, the work by the two teams has yielded several possible Cas12a inhibitors, one of which appears to be particularly promising. And that could lead to more fruitful research using CRISPR-Cas12a as a new gene editing tool. Two teams working independently of one another have identified several CRISPR-Cas12a inhibitors. The first team was made up of members from the University of California, Berkeley, the other had members from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of California. Both used bioinformatics tools to scan bacterial genomes for possible inhibitors and both have published their results in the journal Science. Citation: Two unrelated studies result in discovery of CRISPR-Cas12a inhibitors (2018, September 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore furthercenter_img Journal information: Science © 2018 All rights reserved. More information: 1. Kyle E. Watters et al. Systematic discovery of natural CRISPR-Cas12a inhibitors, Science (2018). DOI: 10.1126/science.aau5138AbstractCas12a (Cpf1) is a CRISPR-associated nuclease with broad utility for synthetic genome engineering, agricultural genomics, and biomedical applications. While bacteria harboring CRISPR-Cas9 or CRISPR-Cas3 adaptive immune systems sometimes acquire mobile genetic elements encoding anti-CRISPR proteins that inhibit Cas9, Cas3, or the DNA-binding Cascade complex, no such inhibitors have been found for CRISPR-Cas12a. Here we employ a comprehensive bioinformatic and experimental screening approach to identify three different inhibitors that block or diminish CRISPR-Cas12a-mediated genome editing in human cells. We also find a widespread connection between CRISPR self-targeting and inhibitor prevalence in prokaryotic genomes, suggesting a straightforward path to the discovery of many more anti-CRISPRs from the microbial world. Nicole D. Marino et al. Discovery of widespread Type I and Type V CRISPR-Cas inhibitors, Science (2018). DOI: 10.1126/science.aau5174AbstractBacterial CRISPR-Cas systems protect their host from bacteriophages and other mobile genetic elements. Mobile elements, in turn, encode various anti-CRISPR (Acr) proteins to inhibit the immune function of CRISPR-Cas. To date, Acr proteins have been discovered for type I (subtypes I-D, I-E, and I-F) and type II (II-A and II-C) but not other CRISPR systems. Here we report the discovery of 12 acr genes, including inhibitors of type V-A and I-C CRISPR systems. Notably, AcrVA1 inhibits a broad spectrum of Cas12a (Cpf1) orthologs including MbCas12a, Mb3Cas12a, AsCas12a, and LbCas12a when assayed in human cells. The acr genes reported here provide useful biotechnological tools and mark the discovery of acr loci in many bacteria and phages. CRISPR (= Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) + DNA fragment, E.Coli. Credit: Mulepati, S., Bailey, S.; Astrojan/Wikipedia/ CC BY 3.0last_img read more

first_imgThe aircraft was an ultralight registered in Texas.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Firemen and police from the municipality of Solidaridad along with Civil Protection were on scene. According to Civil Protection, the plane took off from the Playa del Carmen runway. Shortly thereafter, the pilot requested landing permission from the Cozumel airport tower, however, a strong wind gust caused the pilot to lose control. Photos: Protección Civilcenter_img Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A small US-registered airplane that crashed on the grounds of Calica has left three injured. Head of Public Safety, Alberto Capella reported three people aboard the small plane were left with minor injuries after the aircraft crashed into the ground. He says injured were 52-year-old Diana Agoitia Gil, 19-year-old Santiago and the pilot, 51-year-old Pablo Curts Ahumada.last_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content Photo courtesy of Pixabay News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Patient portals can be a one-stop shop for patient access to health records and physicians. They can directly engage patients; provide access to their images; even help providers meet meaningful use requirements.David-Paul Cavazos said the patient portal at Republic County Hospital in Iola, Kan., makes it easy for patients to access their medical images, engaging patients in their care while images are transferred to other facilities — a process completed using the Ambra Health platform. Cavazos, who served as a radiology tech before becoming CEO of Republic County Hospital, said Ambra provides “a great modern-day solution,” one that gives Republic County Hospital the capabilities needed to thrive.He explained that patients of the 25-bed hospital often call on specialists based at larger medical facilities — an orthopedist or cardiologist, for example — more than 200 miles away in Lincoln, Neb.“In the old days patients had to take hard copy film or CDs with them. Any number of things could happen,” Cavazos said. Patients could accidentally leave their images behind, when they stopped for lunch, he said. Or the CDs could in some other way be lost. “Now the images are sent securely through email.” The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Greg Freiherr is a contributing editor to Imaging Technology News. Over the past three decades, he has served as business and technology editor for publications in medical imaging, as well as consulted for vendors, professional organizations, academia, and financial institutions. Editor’s Note: This is the final blog in this series on Sharing Patient Images. You can read the first blog in this series, BLOG: Why You Should Not Use CDs To Transfer Patient Images, here. You can read the second blog in this series, BLOG: Why Interoperability Is Essential When Transferring Patient Images, here. Delivering Care A patient complaining of chest pain, for example, may have a nuclear medicine stress test at Republic County Hospital. Not only can the patient view their images but, as part of his or her care, encrypted versions may be sent using the Ambra Health platform to a cardiologist at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. There the images are decrypted and archived. An appointment between a cardiologist at the Bryan Medical Center and the patient is scheduled. And the images are reviewed by the cardiologist prior to the patient’s visit.“Our patients trust us that we are doing the right things by them,” Cavazos said.Amplifying care by working in partnership with larger facilities is how Republic County Hospital continues to meet patient needs. Keeping the care process simple, yet engaging the patient, is critically important, he said.“Ease-of-use — and ease-of-access — is the name of the game.” How Portals Can Help Using patient portals in combination with secure networks, such as the one from Ambra, makes sense, said Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health. “It really makes patients the masters of their data,” he said. “They can easily share their health data with other family members and other institutions. Whatever they want to do with it.”But, because this pairing is not always done, the value of patient portals is constrained.  “You can see your information but you really can’t share it,” Panner said.The potential of portals is well documented. In their published paper on the topic, for example, researchers at the University of Wisconsin (UW) showed that most inpatients and providers were at least interested in using inpatient portals that connected them to their health care data. In an article published in the June 2018 issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the UW authors reviewed published literature regarding these portals, reporting that patients found the portals easy and useful. In an interview with Imaging Technology News, however, lead author Michelle Kelly, M.D., noted that the usefulness of the portals “depends on the patient’s situation.”Adult in-patients throughout UW Health now have access to portals, according to Kelly, and about 65 percent access their data through the portal. “We can’t be there at their bedside 24/7, so patient portals provide a tool for us to engage them and help them engage in their health care when we are not there,” she said.Republic County Hospital routinely provides patients access to their data through a portal that interfaces with the hospital’s electronic medical records system. The small rural hospital uses those data and images to work with larger medical centers in cities that are several hours’ drive away.  Related content:BLOG: Why You Should Not Use CDs To Transfer Patient ImagesData Driven Workflows on the Rise as the User ChangesCan Cloud-Based Archiving Cure Your Security Headaches? Not All Patient Portals Are Created Equal News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read morecenter_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more last_img read more