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India don’t want to be dependent on Virat Kohli all the time: Bhuvneshwar KumarIndia don’t want to be dependent on Virat Kohli all the time: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

first_imgBrief scores – New Zealand (93/2) beat India (92) by 8 wickets. Taylor (37*), Nicholls (30*), Bhuvneshwar (2/25). Full ScorecardIndia fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar stressed there is no need for panic after India’s dismal batting show in the fourth ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton, saying teams tend to slip “once in a while”.Bhuvneshwar also said that India are rather looking at their performance in the fourth ODI as a good “reality check” and lesson for the entire team.Bhuvneshwar’s comments came after India suffered an eight-wicket thrashing at Seddon Park. The visitors, led by stand-in captain Rohit Sharma, were bowled out for their lowest-ever ODI total in New Zealand (92) as Trent Boult blew away the top order, which was without Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.While Virat Kohli was rested after the third ODI, MS Dhoni missed his second successive ODI earlier in the day after failing to recover in time from a hamstring injury he suffered last week.Yuzvendra Chahal top-scored for India with 18 as seven of the 11 Indian batsmen failed to get to double-digit scores.”Not really disappointed. This kind of matches happens once in a while. If you look at the last few months, we have been playing good cricket. It’s kind of good for us as it’s a reality check. It gives us an opportunity to analyse what we have to do in future and learn from these matches,” Bhuvneshwar said.Speaking about Virat Kohli’s absence, the fast bowler added: “You always miss him [Virat] or his kind of player. At the same time, it’s a good opportunity for the young guy who came in place of him. We don’t always want to depend on him. Of course, what he has done is amazing.”advertisementAway we go #travelswithher Kohli (@imVkohli) January 29, 2019Bhuvneshwar Kumar brushed aside concerns surrounding India’s middle order after both Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu India’s middle order hopes for the 2019 World Cup were dismissed for naughts.”It wasn’t a lost opportunity for the middle-order. It was a difficult wicket to bat on. It’s a good lesson for all of us not just for the middle-order,” Bhuvneswar added.”Not really [weakness against swing bowling exposed]. We played in England, and South Africa and we played well there. I would like to put it this way – they bowled well, some unplayable balls. Overall, they outplayed us.”Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar also said he is slowly getting back to his best and is feeling confident about his bowling in New Zealand. The right-arm pacer, considered one of the best going around in white-ball cricket, suffered a back strain last year and missed India’s tour to England.Bhuvneshwar had struggled for consistency after returning from the injury at last year’s Asia Cup but the pacer has already picked up 14 wickets from seven matches in the ongoing year.”It’s back [the rhythm]. More importantly, I am getting wickets. Wickets give me confidence. But yes, the rhythm is back and I am hitting the speeds which I used to,” Bhuvneshwar added.Also Read | tire team holidaying with Virat Kohli? Fans furious as India crash to 92-all outAlso Read | Rohit Sharma on 4th ODI defeat: One of our worst batting performances in a long timeAlso Read | Without Kohli-Dhoni, Kuldeep-Chahal help India avoid dubious recordAlso See:last_img read more




first_imgAmong the recent headlines: Pinewood Toronto Studios’ groundbreaking this month on a major expansion; CBS Studios’ new production hub to open in Mississauga in March; the Markham Movieland studio that will boast North America’s largest sound stage; and an expansion of the privately owned Cinespace with a new location in Toronto’s Port Lands. The era of peak television means that Toronto is experiencing a golden surge in production as film crews descend on city streets and studio spaces. But could the boom lead to a potentially disastrous bust?This year, there has been a spate of announcements from developers and studios, heralding the massive expansion of studio space across the Greater Toronto Area, as Canada’s largest city lives up to its unofficial title as Hollywood North.It doesn’t hurt that two of the Oscar winners for Best Picture in the last three years — Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water and newspaper drama Spotlight — were filmed in the region. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Toronto Mayor John Tory attends the groundbreaking for Pinewood Toronto Studios’ expansion on Oct. 19. It’s part of an estimated 1.15 million square feet of new studio space being added in the GTA. (ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE / TORONTO STAR)center_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

RCA’s Surprise Defeat Leads WAF to its First Throne Cup FinalRCA’s Surprise Defeat Leads WAF to its First Throne Cup Final

Rabat – On Saturday, Wydad Fez, commonly known as Wydad Athletic Club of Fez (WAF), surprised the football community by eliminating the reigning champions, Raja Club Athletic (RCA).After a few failed attempts to score the opening goal, Raja Casablanca got the first goal with its veteran left winger, Abdelilah Hafidi, in the 19th minute of the game.Wydad Fez leveled the score following a counterattack by the substitute Azeddine Baala in the 75th minute. The match regulation time ended in a tie, as did the extra time, taking both teams to a penalty shootout.Raja’s striker Mouhcine Iajour was the first to miss, but then Raja’s goalkeeper gave them hope by blocking WAF’s next penalty. But Raja’s Omar Boutayeb’s penalty shot went wild, allowing WAF to reach its very first Throne Cup final where they will face Nahdat Berkane (RSB).RSB reached the final by defeating the reigning CAF Champions League winner Wydad de Casablanca (WAC).WAF is currently playing in Morocco’s second division, ranking 14th out of 16 teams. The club was founded in 1948 in Fez.It is Fez’s second big team, along with Maghreb El Fassi (MAS), which has won the Throne title four times. read more

More countries at General Assembly back Middle East peace talksMore countries at General Assembly back Middle East peace talks

Ireland called for the sustained commitment of the international community, stressing at the General Assembly that the talks presented a historic opportunity for a lasting solution to the long-standing conflict.“I am in no doubt that progress towards a comprehensive settlement based on the two-State solution would contribute more to improving global security than any other single peace-building effort,” Ireland’s Foreign Minister, Micheál Martin, told the high-level debate of the General Assembly yesterday.He urged both parties to refrain from any actions which could endanger the negotiation process.“Our own experience in the Northern Ireland peace process has shown that political progress can only be achieved through dialogue. Maximum restraint for the duration of these talks, which are intended to be – and should be – completed within 12 months, would be a small price for lasting peace,” Mr. Martin said.His Bulgarian counterpart, Nickolay Mladenov, stressed that the people of the Middle East must not allow the current opportunity evade them, and urged the world to lend full support to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas as they lead their respective sides.“If the leaders of Palestine believe that settlement policy is an obstacle to peace, the leaders of Israel must refrain from such activities. To give peace a chance,” Mr. Mladenov said today.“If the leaders of Israel believe that no preconditions to a final settlement should be put in place, the Palestinian leaders must refrain from such actions. To give peace a chance,” he added.Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Tonio Borg, said the country will continue to play its part with the United Nations, the European Union and other international and regional forums to create conditions for peace and prosperity in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.The United Arab Emirates, for its part, reiterated its backing to the Palestinian Authority’s decision to engage in direct peace talks with Israel.‘We hope that these negotiations will lead to achieving positive and concrete results within the stipulated time frame,” UAE’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahya said.Oman also voiced its support for the peace talks, noting however that “Israel’s policy is vague.”“We look forward to an active, positive and continuing role by United States President Barack Obama, in order to reach a settlement that is just and comprehensive,” Oman’s Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al-Busaidi said.“We call upon Israel to grasp this historic opportunity to establish partnership in peace and security with Arab countries,” Mr. Al-Busaidi said.Tunisia voiced concern for what it termed “Israel’s disrespect for international legality and for the basic references of the peace process,” citing the Jewish State’s “persistence in the policy of settlement.”“Tunisia expresses its hope that the resumption of direct peace talks, launched on 2 September in Washington under the sponsorship of the United States, will meet the legitimate aspirations of the brotherly Palestinian people,” Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Kamel Morjane said. 28 September 2010The resumption of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian leaders received backing from more States at the General Assembly with a number of speakers this week describing the engagement as the best hope for realizing peace in the Middle East in the near future. read more

Cyclist killed in Berbice accident TT national detainedCyclist killed in Berbice accident TT national detained

A Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) national has been detained following a fatal accident which occurred Monday night on the Lovely Lass Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB) which resulted in the death of a 23-year-old pedal cyclist from Number 29 Village, WCB.According to Police Public Relations and Press officer, Superintendent, Jairam Ramlakhan,  investigations revealed that the cyclist, Keyfa Campbell, was proceeding west along the southern side of the road whilst motor pick-up, GPP 4166 driven by the 28-year-old Caribbean national was proceeding in the same direction, from the rear. It is alleged that the cyclist suddenly swerved right, into the path of the pick-up causing the left front of the vehicle to collide with the cyclist who fell onto the road surface.The cyclist was picked up in an unconscious condition and rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital. He was treated and referred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at 22:00hrs.  A breathalyzer test was administered to the driver who has a local address at BB Eccles, East Bank Demerara and no trace of alcohol was detected in his breath. He remains in police custody assisting with the investigation.A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted soon on Campbell. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCyclist killed after colliding with car on WCBFebruary 3, 2019In “Crime”73-yr-old cyclist perishes in Berbice accidentMay 25, 2018In “latest news”Pedestrian killed in accident on Berbice roadMarch 16, 2018In “Crime” read more

Zynga spent 137 million keeping Mark Pincus safe last yearZynga spent 137 million keeping Mark Pincus safe last year

first_imgA successful company wanting to keep its CEO safe is understandable, especially when that CEO is generating millions for its shareholders. But how much do you spend, and who is worth protecting?You may be surprised to hear that social gaming company Zynga spent $1.37 million last year keeping CEO Mark Pincus and his family safe. That makes Zynga the third highest company to payout for such security, coming in just behind Lockheed Martin and Oracle.How you view such a large payment for keeping someone safe depends on your perspective. Zynga is thought to be worth $8 billion, is a public traded company, and Pincus holds 36% of the voting rights and 13% of the stock. Being in control of the future of a billion dollar company does make you very important and worth keeping safe.Zynga does have reason to be extra cautious when it comes to their CEO, too. Last year Pincus had a stalker in the form of 39-year-old Russian Vera Svenchina, a former stripper and amateur photographer. Pincus knew Svenchina as she had dated one of his friends previously, but she had clearly changed mentally in the years since. As well as sending him “bizarre emails and voice messages,” she visited his house twice and threatened his wife and kids. He took out a restraining order, which he alleged she violated before fleeing to Russia.On a lighter note, there’s always a chance a few players hooked on Zynga’s social games could decide to search him out for stealing all their free time. They should be easy to deal with though, as long as he has a PC nearby with one of Zynga’s games ready to play.Read more at The Wall Street Journal, via Gamesindustry.bizlast_img read more

Suivez en direct lultime lancement de la navette AtlantisSuivez en direct lultime lancement de la navette Atlantis

first_imgSuivez en direct l’ultime lancement de la navette AtlantisLe décollage de la navette spatiale Atlantis approche de plus en plus. Le site de la RTBF vous propose d’y assister en direct. Le lancement d’Atlantis comme si vous y étiez. Malgré la météo incertaine, les responsables de la mission Atlantis ont décidé de maintenir le lancement de la navette. Elle décollera à 11h26 heure locale, soit 17h26 heure de Paris, du Centre spatial Kennedy de Floride aux Etats-Unis. Pour suivre en direct l’ultime lancement de la dernière des navettes spatiales de la NASA, cliquez ici: (lien non disponible)Si la navette parvient à décoller, elle entamera une mission de 12 jours à destination de la Station spatiale internationale dans le but de ravitailler ses stocks. A son retour, Atlantis clôturera ainsi une aventure qui a débuté le siècle dernier. Le 8 juillet 2011 à 16:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Final 1114 WWE Smackdown rating number sees increaseFinal 1114 WWE Smackdown rating number sees increase

first_img The 11/14 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew a 1.93 cable rating with 2.72 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 1.86 cable rating with 2.43 million viewers. It ended up at No. 2 for the night on cable drawing a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49.Source:, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Velvet Sky 205 Live Highlights: Alexander vs. Rush, Lucha House Party in action, Tag Team Match Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NXT Highlights: WarGames Advantage, Black and Gargano, Mia Yim vs. Bianca Belair Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need Itcenter_img Twitter Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Pinterest Now Playing Up Next NXT UK Highlights: Women’s Title Tournament, Wolfgang vs. Smith, Seven vs. Gibsonlast_img read more

Save the Date Camas Farmers Market kicks off with ribbon cuttingSave the Date Camas Farmers Market kicks off with ribbon cutting

first_imgDon’t miss the opening of the Camas Farmer’s Market at 3 to 7 p.m. June 7 outside the Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. Opening day will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony and a health fair, alongside produce from area farmers, work by artisans and prepared foods. The market features live music, the Kid’s Connection Booth and information from local community groups 3 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday, June 7 through Oct. 4. 360-838-1032 or www.camasfarmersmarket.orgMagenta Theater presents “Moon Over the Brewery,” a story about finding love. Miriam Waslyk is a single mother who uses moonlight to help enhance the drab surroundings of the Pennsylvania coal town in her artwork. Her desire to find a husband is thwarted by her teenage daughter, Amanda, who wages psychological warfare on every new suitor. The production runs 7:30 p.m. June 9-10, 15-17 and 22-23; 2 p.m. June 17 and 24 at Magenta Theater, 1108 Main St., Vancouver. Tickets are $20 to $22. 360-635-4358 or www.magentatheater.comNorth Clark Arts and Culture Tour will take place noon to 4 p.m. June 10 as local writers and artists will display and sell their works at multiple historic venues in north Clark County. Participants can meet artists and writers, pick up freebies and historical information, or gather signatures to qualify for chance to win a prize. This is a free, self-guided tour held at the North Clark Historical Museum, 21416 N.E. 399th St., Amboy; Mountain Valley Grange, 40107 N.E. 221st Ave., Amboy; and Yacolt Town Hall, 202 W. Cushman St., Yacolt. 360-247-6475 or Clark College Music Department will host its sixth annual Big Band Bash, a night of big band jazz and swing from 7 to 10 p.m. June 10 at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. The group VanPort Jazz featuring Beacock Music Swing Band will open the performance. The concert also features the Clackamas College Jazz Ensemble, followed by the internationally acclaimed Clark College Jazz Ensemble. Admission is free. 360-992-2662 or’s starting to sizzle as the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater gets ready for its first two concerts. It all begins with the rapper Future bringing his Nobody Safe Tour to the stage at 7 p.m. June 11. He will be joined by rising artists Young Thug, A$AP Ferg and Zoey Dollaz. Tickets are $26 to $79.50 through Ticketmaster. 800-745-3000 or www.sunlightsupplyamphitheater.comlast_img read more

Government offices closed in San Diego for Veterans DayGovernment offices closed in San Diego for Veterans Day

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Federal, state and local government offices will be closed in San Diego Monday for the observed Veterans Day holiday.In the city of San Diego, the closures include administrative offices, libraries, recreation centers and municipal pools. The Tecolote Nature Center will also be closed.City-run facilities that will be open Monday include municipal golf courses, the Mission Trails Regional Park visitor center, Chollas Lake, the San Vicente Reservoir and Miramar Landfill. Curbside trash pickup in San Diego will take place as normal. Parking meters, parking restrictions and yellow zones won’t be enforced.In the county of San Diego, administrative offices, animal shelters and libraries will be closed. Libraries will also be closed.Also closed will be community and teen centers in Fallbrook, Lakeside and Spring Valley.County-run parks and campgrounds will be open, except for Lakeside. Essential services, including sheriff’s and emergency animal control services, will be opened and staffed.The Metropolitan Transit System and North County Transit Center plan to operate their buses, trains and trolleys on a normal weekday schedule. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Government offices closed in San Diego for Veterans Day November 12, 2018last_img read more

Southeast priest hospitalized after heart attackSoutheast priest hospitalized after heart attack

first_imgThe Rev. Thomas Weise, who serves Catholic churches in Petersburg and Wrangell, celebrates communion during an Easter Vigil. (Photo courtesy Diocese of Juneau)A Catholic priest who serves parishes in Petersburg and Wrangell has suffered a life-threatening heart attack.The Rev. Thomas Weise, 46, was hospitalized Nov. 25, the evening before Thanksgiving while visiting family in Southern California.Michael Monagle is business manager of the Catholic Diocese of Juneau, which includes all of Southeast Alaska.“He’s currently in the hospital and is undergoing treatment. About the most I can say is his prognosis at this point is guarded, but he is showing some improvement,” Monagle said.Weise was ordained in the diocese in 2002. He’s served at Juneau’s Cathedral of the Nativity as well as Wrangell’s St. Rose of Lima Parish and Petersburg’s St. Catherine of Siena Parish.Monagle says Weise timed flights and ferry trips so he could celebrate mass in both towns on the same Sunday. He also drew notice by kayaking between the two small cities.“He’s a real outdoor enthusiast, hiking [and] kayaking,” Monagle said. “He really loves serving in those communities and getting out into the outdoors.”Monagle says Weise also took up carpentry and worked on renovating aging church buildings. Earlier this year, the priest went a month without speaking during his time at a Jesuit retreat center.The diocese and churches are asking for prayers for Weise, known to many as Father Thomas, and his family. Updates are being posted on the Diocese of Juneau’s Facebook page.last_img read more

Womans broom beating kills husbandWomans broom beating kills husband

first_imgMap of ChuadangaA sexagenarian man was killed as his wife allegedly hit him in the head with a broom at Chandipur village in Chuadanga’s Sadar upazila on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Abdul Hakim of the village.Locals said Hakim collapsed on the ground after Sahera Khatun hit him in the head with the broom in the morning following a family feud, leaving him dead on the spot.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to hospital morgue for autopsy.They also arrested Sahera, said officer-in-charge of Sadar police station Delwar Hossain Khan.last_img read more

How Much Has Been Raised For Harvey Relief — And Hows ItHow Much Has Been Raised For Harvey Relief — And Hows It

first_imgRed Cross: $300 millionCentral Texas chapter spokesman Geof Sloan said the nonprofit, which partners with local governments to run shelters and provide disaster assistance, has given $148 million in direct financial aid in the form of $400 stipends to more than 370,000 Texas households as of Sept. 28. That number will increase as the Red Cross continues accepting applications for the stipends via its website through Oct. 10.Sloan said the organization has deployed more than 7,300 workers to support efforts in Texas. Its emergency shelters, he said, have served more than 3.7 million meals and snacks and provided more than 421,000 overnight stays since Harvey hit. Sloan said that a cost breakdown for these services was not currently available.A recent ProPublica investigation called the Red Cross’s role in Harvey disaster relief into question and uncovered records of local officials in several counties complaining that the organization did not provide promised support or help. Michael Stravato for The Texas TribuneDebris from Harvey flooding is removed from a Port Arthur neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.After Hurricane Harvey dumped up to 50 inches of rain on parts of southeast Texas and caused historic flooding, an outpouring of financial support and charitable contributions has flowed to Harvey-related causes.Almost a month and a half later, floodwaters have receded, leaving Texans in 39 counties to clean up rotting debris and destroyed homes. An estimated 1,100 people remained in eight different emergency shelters around the state earlier this week, and 62,304 Texas residents are still living in FEMA-paid hotel rooms.Two weeks after the category 4 storm made landfall, Congress approved a $15 billion federal aid package. And donors have given hundreds of millions more to the Red Cross and a host of Harvey relief funds: one started by Houston Texans star JJ Watt has pulled in $27 million, while the Rebuild Texas Fund, spearheaded by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, has raised $70.7 million.“We are in that period where everyone is saying nice things and patting everyone on the back saying we understand your pain, we understand your needs, and sooner or later that’s going to get back to dollars and how those are spent,” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said at a recent legislative appropriations meeting.So how exactly is that money being used? Here’s an overview of what’s been spent at the state and federal level — and what hasn’t.The Tribune will be updating these numbers regularly. Are there other relief efforts we should include? What else should we know about how Harvey relief money is being spent? Get in touch here. Federal Funding: $15 billionWhile lawmakers are expected to approve more money for disaster relief — Texas leaders on Thursday requested another $18.7 billion — the state won’t get the full $15 billion because the money will be divided among the states and territories hit by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.About half of the money has gone to FEMA, which generally helps disaster victims take care of more short-term needs like food, water, medical care and temporary housing.So far the agency has spent $886.6 million on assistance for Texans affected by Harvey, including $683.2 million on housing-related expenses — help paying rent, essential home repairs and some personal property replacement — and $203.4 million on “other needs assistance” that includes hotel rooms and $500 stipends for displaced people.The agency has also approved an additional $327.8 million to local governments that have requested help rebuilding infrastructure like roads, bridges and levies.The other half of the federal relief money flows through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help finance long-term rebuilding. It’s intended to fill in the gaps after individuals or government agencies have exhausted all other sources of relief.“We are the long-haul type responding agency, we aren’t the first responder,” said Brian Sullivan, a spokesman for the department.  None of the $7.4 billion the department has received from Congress has arrived in Texas yet, and it will be a while until it does because of a complicated process of assessing needs and developing a spending plan that must be approved by multiple layers of government. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush told state lawmakers Monday that it could take from seven to 32 months for the funds to work their way through that process.The Small Business Administration’s disaster relief loan program, available for businesses and individuals, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food assistance program also provide aid during disasters. So far, the SBA has approved $784 million in low-interest loans in Texas, and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has administered more than $209 million in USDA food assistance. State of Texas: $103 millionGov. Greg Abbott has awarded $103 million from the state disaster fund to pay for Harvey-related expenses, and just under half of that went to fund the Houston’s recovery efforts.Another $43 million went toward deploying the National Guard during the storm, and the remaining $10 million went to the Department of Public Safety for costs incurred by the Texas Emergency Management Division.Some local officials, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, have called on Abbott to tap the state’s $10 billion Rainy Day Fund to help with rebuilding and cleanup expenses, but the governor has said if that happens, it won’t be until the 2019 legislative session. JJ Watt Foundation’s Harvey Relief Fund: $27 millionThe Houston Texans player smashed an initial fundraising goal of $200,000. The foundation did not respond to a media inquiry asking how much of the money has been spent.This story was produced in partnership with the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.Disclosure: The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune. A complete list of Tribune donors and sponsors is available here. Rebuild Texas Fund: $70.7 millionA spokeswoman said the organization would be announcing the first round of recipients next week. Sharelast_img read more

More Evacuations Ordered In Dallas Area Where Blast OccurredMore Evacuations Ordered In Dallas Area Where Blast Occurred

first_img Share Photo via Twitter @magne_floCity officials lifted a mandatory evacuation order for about 300 families in the area but natural gas service was suspended.Additional evacuations have been ordered for the Dallas neighborhood where widespread gas leaks have forced thousands from their homes and led to a house explosion that killed a 12-year-old girl.Crews with natural gas supplier Atmos Energy responded Wednesday evening to reports of a gas smell. Officials decided to evacuate about 25 homes and also some nearby apartment units.Hundreds of homes have been without gas for weeks following earlier evacuations that came in the aftermath of the Feb. 23 house explosion that killed the girl and injured four in her family.Atmos is in the process of replacing pipe and service lines in the neighborhood.A report released last week by the National Transportation Safety Board says leaks in the neighborhood near Dallas Love Field airport were first detected Jan. 1.last_img read more

Sony NGP To Store Games On Memory CardsSony NGP To Store Games On Memory Cards

first_imgSony is readying the launch of the PSP’s succesor, the NGP. The forthcoming device will feature expandable storage. The cards will come in two sizes 2GB and 4GB. Each card will have a set amount of space for games, along with patches that likely will be released in the future. In the future, Sony will offer larger capacity cards. The cards, Sony explained, will help take stress off the device’s internal memory. This new upgrade will also allow users to switch games to other devices with ease. It looks like Sony is really getting serious about taking on Apple and Google. It’s about time. Will Microsoft join in soon? Xbox portable, anyone?last_img read more

Learning foreign languages may sharpen our brainLearning foreign languages may sharpen our brain

first_imgLearning foreign languages enhances our brain’s elasticity and its ability to code information, a study has found. The study mentions that the more foreign languages one learns, the more effectively brain reacts and processes the data accumulated in the course of learning. Researchers carried out experiments among 22 students (10 male and 12 female) where the brain’s electrical activity was measured with EEG (electroencephalography). The subjects had electrodes placed on their heads and then listened to recordings of different words in their native language, as well in foreign languages. When the known or unknown words popped up, changes in the brain’s activity were tracked and the researchers especially focused on the speed at which the brain readjusted its activity to treat unknown words.  The experiment showed that the brain’s electrical activity of those participants who had already known some foreign languages, was higher.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“The more languages someone mastered, the faster the neuron network coding the information on the new words was formed. Consequently, this new data stimulates the brain’s physiology — loading the mind with more knowledge boosts its elasticity,” said Yuriy Shtyrov, researcher at the University of Helsinki in the study published in the journal Scientific Reports. “When we achieve better insight into the principles of creating and strengthening neuron networks, we will be able to harness these mechanisms, speed them up and improve the learning process,” Shtyrov added.last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr 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 Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Opal-EHR, a meaningful use- (MU-) certified radiology information system (RIS), will debut at RSNA 2012. It brings a full range of electronic health record (EHR) functionality to freestanding radiology clinics, while serving as a sophisticated RIS in hospital installations. The new application supports complete EHR certification for ambulatory care facilities. In any facility, it enables more effective management of schedules based on timeframes for insurance authorizations, procedure type and insurance company requirements. Additionally, it provides fully integrated ordering physician and patient portals, exceeding the market standards for communication and accessibility.Opal-EHROpal-EHR achieves complete EHR certification for ambulatory care facilities, while in any setting enabling more effective management of schedules based on timeframes for insurance authorizations, procedure types and insurance company requirements.  Additionally, it provides fully integrated odering physician and patient portals, exceeding the market standards for communication and accessibility.  Significantly enhancing the functionality of Viztek’s existing Opal-wRIS platform, the new Web-based application enables reading physicians to access all information and communications within the practice relating to their patients.  Ordering physicians have the ability to request or view full patient records and exams electronically by simply logging into the system from any web-enabled device, rather than manually contacting providers.Opal-EHR enables radiology facilities to streamline schedule management by predicting insurance authorization time windows based on procedure type and specific insurer policies.  The system can automatically delay exam scheduling if authorizations have not been received prior to a procedure date, relieving staff of delaying procedures after the patient’s arrival at the office.Opal-EHR’s patient portal provides access to radiology images and reports and allows patient downloads for consults and second opinions.  The system also enables physicians to share cases with specialists electronically, eliminating the need for faxing or mailing information.Viztek’s versatile new dynamic system manages a variety of fluoroscopy sub-types, including gastrointestinal, pediatrics, injections, tomography, arthrography, interventional radiography, urogenital, and DSA. 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Guatemala retrial of exdictator Ríos Montt suspendedGuatemala retrial of exdictator Ríos Montt suspended

first_imgGUATEMALA CITY — A retrial in Guatemala of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, accused of genocide, that was supposed to start Monday has been suspended following defense challenges, lawyers for both sides said.The Guatemala City court that was to hear the matter behind closed doors “decided to suspend the start of the trial of former general Ríos Montt because of three pending petitions to resolve,” one defense lawyer, Jaime Hernández, told reporters at the court house.The Central American country’s constitutional court in 2013 ordered the retrial after overturning Ríos Montt’s conviction and 80-year prison sentence on the same charges.The new trial was to take place without the presence of 89-year-old Ríos Montt, who is said to be senile and bedridden in his home in a wealthy district in the capital.Ríos Montt ruled Guatemala in 1982 and 1983 at the head of a military government. His reign took place at the height of a bloody 36-year civil war that ended in 1996.He is accused of being responsible for the murders of 1,771 indigenous Mayan Ixils. His lawyers claim the allegations are “political” and in any case their client is now incapable of understanding the charges against him.According to the United Nations, some 200,000 people died or were forcibly disappeared during Guatemala’s long, brutal conflict.Read the U.N. truth commission’s report here. Hernández said one of the petitions delaying the start of the retrial argued that Ríos Montt was too senile for it to go ahead.Another sought the recusal of a judge who sat on the initial 2013 trial.And the third wanted to separate his case from the public trial of his intelligence chief, which was supposed to take place at the same time under the same court.Rights activists and the families of those killed have been hoping for a fresh conviction against Ríos Montt.Amnesty International has said the trial was a “major test” for Guatemala’s justice system and an opportunity for it to show its commitment to upholding human rights.Hector Reyes, a lawyer for the Human Rights Legal Action Center that is one of the plaintiffs, said: “We fear that the defense is using legal delaying methods and that this trial … will end up being cancelled.”If that happened, he said, “it would be a revictimization of our victims.”Recommended: How Guatemala’s former dictator Ríos Montt dodged a stay in a notorious psychiatric hospital Related posts:For justice in Guatemala, ‘2 steps forward, 1 step back’ Guatemala high court paves way for new genocide trial against ex-dictator Ríos Montt Guatemala detains 13 retired military officers for war crimes Guatemalan ex-police officers accused of assassinating Myrna Mack investigator to finally stand trial Facebook Commentslast_img read more