LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 28: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to his team against the Ole Miss Rebels during the game at Rupp Arena on February 28, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)This past Saturday night, immediately following Kentucky’s last-second victory over Notre Dame, it was suggested by TBS sideline reporter Lewis Johnson, in a live interview with UK head coach John Calipari, that Notre Dame was the “toughest test” that the Wildcats had faced all season. Coach Cal emphatically disagreed, leading many to criticize him for failing to give the Irish credit. The clip went viral as a result.Monday, Calipari addressed the situation on the Final Four teleconference. He claims that he didn’t want to lie, given Kentucky’s difficult tests against Ole Miss and Texas A&M – both of which went to overtime. Brett Dawson of Rivals and Kami Mattioli of Sporting News grabbed the quote.Here’s the thing about being at a game: I had no idea there was any social-media flap about Calipari not saying ND was UK’s toughest game.— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 30, 2015Apparently there was, though, as Calipari was asked about it on today’s Final Four teleconference.— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 30, 2015Calipari said he “could have lied” and said Notre Dame was toughest test, but points out UK was lucky to get to OT vs. Ole Miss and A&M.— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 30, 2015Calipari on his postgame comments: “To say that that was by far the toughest game, I could’ve lied and said oh yeah, but it wasn’t”— Kami Mattioli (@kmattio) March 30, 2015While Calipari’s interview may have rubbed many people the wrong way, he did make sure to praise Notre Dame when accepting the Midwest Region trophy afterwards. Kentucky next takes on Wisconsin in the Final Four Saturday night.
October 25, 2019
Did MS Dhoni’s slow half-century cost India the Sydney ODI vs Australia? India vs Australia: Brief Scores – Australia (288/5) beat India (254/9) by 34 runs: MS Dhoni was unlucky as the ball that trapped him in front had pitched outside the line of the leg-stump but the wicketkeeper-batsman consumed too many deliveries during a 137-run stand with centurion Rohit Sharma.advertisement Akshay Ramesh SydneyJanuary 12, 2019UPDATED: January 12, 2019 19:03 IST India vs Australia, 1st ODI: MS Dhoni was struggling to put bat to ball during the early stages of his 137-run stand with centurion Rohit Sharma on Saturday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDhoni took 96 balls to score 51 before being dismissed at a crucial juncture in India’s chase of 289Dhoni stitched a 137-run stand with centurion Rohit Sharma but was struggling to put bat to ball for the most part of his knockIndia lost the first ODI by 34 runs despite Virat Kohli conceding that Australia 288 was below-par on the SCG wicketIndia vs Australia: Brief Scores – Australia (288/5) beat India (254/9) by 34 runs. Virat Kohli said MS Dhoni ‘s dismissal was the turning point in India’s 34-run loss to Australia in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Chasing 289, India managed only 254 for 9. (Full Scorecard)MS Dhoni may have managed to win the hearts of some of his hardcore fans by bringing up his first ODI century since December 2017. The former India captain had a memorable outing, personally at the Sydney Cricket Ground as he became the fifth batsman from the country to score 10,000 ODI runs for India during the first ODI between India and Australia on Saturday.However, the pace at which he got the 51, it is safe to say, was one the primary reasons, India weren’t able to cross the finish line at the SCG.Yes, India were jolted early in the chase of 289 as young Jhye Richardson removed Virat Kohli (3) and Ambati Rayudu (0) after Jason Behrendorff handed Shikhar Dhawan his first golden duck in ODIs but one cannot deny the fact Dhoni was struggling to put bat to ball and consumed a lot of deliveries towards the start of his innings.Dhoni didn’t have any match practice since November 1, 2018, as he was not part of the T20I series against the West Indies at home and the T20I series against Australia at the beginning of the ongoing tour. Dhoni had also opted to skip Ranji Trophy duties despite some of the senior cricketers, including Sunil Gavaskar questioning senior players’ absence from the premier domestic tournament.advertisementThe rustiness was visible as the wicketkeeper-batsman found it difficult to pick gaps in the vast SCG field, let alone finding the boundaries.Virat Kohli, speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, conceded that that 300-plus was par on the SCG wicket and pointed out that India bowlers had done their jobs to limit Australia to 288 for 5.Dhoni had joined Rohit Sharma when India were reeling at 4 for 3 inside the first four overs. The 37-year-old had the license to start slow but taking 96 balls to score 51 wasn’t going to help the team as the asking rate was always going to be a problem on what was a slow SCG wicket.Yes, the SCG wicket was slowing up but Dhoni’s inability to rotate the strike not just piled up the pressure on Rohit Sharma but also made life difficult for the likes of Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja, who had very little time to get used to the conditions.There was only an illusion of an opportunity in this game. The 4th wicket partnership had consumed too many deliveries.Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 12, 2019Why u r worried so much from Dhoni’s fans,,say it loud & clear,,,Rohit played till the end,,he made use of all those deliveries,,Dhoni wasted 96 balls,,,????Don’t you think his small backlift play is hampering his performance,,We all love Dhoni,It’s time to take tough decisionHarshit Kumar (@Er_kumarharshit) January 12, 2019Dhoni consumed too many deliveries and at the end even Rohit Sharma was no able to catch up with the required run rate though he was better than run a ball….Navneet Trivedi (@NavneetTrived20) January 12, 2019Dhoni in the same shoes that the famous boys were when he took over. He should RETIRE !!No ride, No story !! (@Kevin16117) January 12, 2019Kindly give Mahi a graceful exit. Someone needs to tell him that he is just not timing the ball and is struggling. Karthik has to be ur wicket keeper if he is in the team. Get likes of kedhar Jadhav or Manish Pandey in the place of Dhoni. U can’t have MSD in the team jst for DRS!Raj Nair (@rajnairview) January 12, 2019The No. Of dot balls Dhoni consumed in his innings is really question mark surely he is struggling with rotating strike he is not in great form, the selector need to take some bold decision before world cup and Rishabh pant or DK will be alternate wicket keeper batsmanGopi Mariappan (@gopi_mariappan) January 12, 2019Dhoni has been a shadow of his former self, especially in the 50-over format for quite some time now.More than the lack of big scores, the rate at which Dhoni has been scoring in ODIs has been a huge cause of concern for India. Dhoni’s strike-rate from 20 matches in 2018 was a paltry 71.42, as opposed to his career strike-rate of 87.60.In fact, Dhoni was even booed by a few Indian fans at the Lord’s during India’s tour of England in 2018. The crowd was frustrated with Dhoni’s slow approach to a steep chase of 323 in the second ODI against the then hosts.advertisementIndia were already behind the asking rate when Dhoni walked in to bat at the fall of Virat Kohli’s wicket. His approach thereafter was baffling: Dhoni scored 37 off 59 balls and hit only two boundaries.Dhoni had also scored the second slowest half-century in Indian cricket history when he scored 58 off 108 balls in India’s 11-run defeat against the West Indies during the Asian giants’ tour of the Caribbean in 2017. Also Read | Not pleased with the way we played in Sydney, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Steve Smith to undergo elbow surgery as ball-tampering ban draws to a closeMS Dhoni 5th batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for IndiaAlso Read | Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow India vs AustraliaFollow 1st ODIFollow India cricket teamFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Sydney ODIFollow MS Dhoni Sydney
October 8, 2019
TORONTO — Under fields, past homes and across waterways, a pipeline has run through one of Canada’s most populous corridors for nearly four decades, quietly pumping oil between southern Ontario and Montreal.[np_storybar title=”If Obama says ‘no’ to Keystone XL, Harper must turn to Plan B” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/10/04/if-obama-says-no-to-keystone-xl-harper-must-turn-to-plan-b/”%5DAside from all-Canadian pipeline plans that are already moving ahead, Plan B scenarios could involve lawsuits, trade retaliation, waiting for a new regime — while continuing diplomacy and keeping up the pressure, knowledgeable sources said. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]While it hasn’t generated much national attention in the past, Line 9 is now being thrust into the spotlight as the company that operates it seeks approval to reverse its flow and increase its capacity.On one side of the debate that will take place before the National Energy Board in Montreal and Toronto this month is Calgary-based Enbridge Inc., — which insists safety is its top priority — and on the other are residents and environmentalists who suggest the project will put a number of communities at risk.Opponents to the Line 9 reversal, some of whom have staged protests and held sit-ins at pumping stations, worry that Enbridge plans to run a heavier, and what they claim is a more corrosive kind of oil, through the line that will stress the aging infrastructure and increase the chance of a leak.But Enbridge — which is still cleaning up after a 2010 pipeline rupture in Michigan — says there’s a lot of misinformation being circulated.“It’s been a hard thing to really get our story out in an independent way,” Dave Lawson, Enbridge vice-president of major projects, told The Canadian Press.“The environmental groups…it’s difficult for them to target the oilsands but if they slow down the pipeline or stop the pipeline from moving that oil, that’s shutting in the oilsands crude. We’ve seen a lot of that.”Enbridge says the 831-kilometre-long line is constantly monitored from an Edmonton control centre and can be shut down in up to 10 minutes if an unexplained reading comes in. A sudden loss of pressure means an automatic shutdown. The line is also patrolled on foot and by air.If a leak occurs, a team can be on site in up to three hours, but the company is working to improve that by adding an emergency crew in Mississauga, Ont., to deal with problems in the Greater Toronto Area.“If a leak happens we have to be able to respond to it, but the focus isn’t on planning for a leak, it’s really focusing on making sure we’ve done the operations and maintenance component to make sure this doesn’t happen,” said Lawson.Line 9 originally shuttled oil from Sarnia, Ont., to Montreal but was reversed in the late 90s in response to market conditions, to pump imported crude westward. Enbridge is now proposing to flow oil back eastwards to service refineries in Ontario and Quebec.It plans to move 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day through the line, up from the current 240,000 barrels, with no increase in pressure.“The scope of our reversal is actually very, very small,” said Lawson.A portion of the line has already received approval for reversal and has been sending oil from Sarnia to North Westover, Ont. — about 30 kilometres northwest of Hamilton — since August.Enbridge stresses what will flow through the line will not be a raw oilsands product — although there will be a mix of light crude and processed bitumen.“It really is dependent on what the refineries are set up for. Right now the refineries can take a small portion of heavy crude…they’d have to invest significant infrastructure to take greater heavy volume,” said Lawson.In defending the contents of Line 9, the company points to its own studies and a report from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences which found diluted bitumen is no more corrosive to pipelines than other crude. The American report was commissioned by the U.S. government after Enbridge’s Michigan spill, which leaked 20,000 barrels of crude into the Kalamazoo River.That spill has been repeatedly pointed to by Line 9 opponents, who say the same thing could happen in Ontario or Quebec when more oil is pumped through the pipe.“This pipeline is nearly identical in design and age to the pipeline that spilled in Kalamazoo,” said Adam Scott, climate and energy program manager at Environmental Defence, one among a consortium opposing Enbridge.“This is a proposal that dramatically changes what the pipeline is for. Shipping tarsands diluted bitumen as is being proposed is considerably more risky…If there was a spill those chemicals would evaporate very quickly and cause an immediate health risk.”Some opponents suggest the Line 9 reversal is ultimately so Enbridge can transport oil to the Atlantic coast for export — something the company denies, saying the project is currently about “keeping Canadian crude in Canada.”Scott contends the project is similar to a previous Enbridge bid called project Trailbreaker, which he said would’ve reversed Line 9 and a pipeline between Montreal and Portland.“If Line 9 is reversed, there’s huge pressure to reverse the Portland-Montreal pipeline,” he said. “This project is ultimately a piece of the network that’s designed to export oil to other countries…it doesn’t affect the day-to-day lives of Canadians except to expose us to considerable risk.”But at least one observer suggests the reversal is a better alternative to an international player meeting the refinery demands Enbridge is responding to.“This project wants to bring lower priced oil from western Canada to replace foreign oil,” said Phil Walsh, a Ryerson professor with the university’s Centre for Urban Energy.“My biggest concern is that environmentalists are not considering that the market will seek out sources from other jurisdictions that don’t have the same level of environmental standards that we have here in Canada.”Indeed, the degree of scrutiny Line 9 is being subjected to will ensure it’s one of the safest pipelines in Canada, said Warren Mabee, director of the Queen’s University Institute for Energy and Environmental policy.“I worry about the environmental impacts no matter where these pipes run but…they’re having to take a hard look at the infrastructure that they have and presumably that means that they will find faults and they will fix them.”Whatever the result of the upcoming NEB hearings, Mabee believes the conversation Line 9 has generated is worth having.“This is good for Canada, that we’re talking about this infrastructure, because it ties into this discussion about how we develop our energy future,” he said. “Whether this is a positive or negative outcome for the company, I think it’s a positive outcome for Canada.”
October 8, 2019
He specially felicitated the support provided by the Chinese Government and people of China during the conflict. He also highlighted the large number of training courses provided to Sri Lanka military personnel in China. He also recalled the assistance provided by Chinese warriors to Sri Lankan Kings during invasions in the days of yore. Secretary Hettiarachchi acknowledged the investment and development assistance provided by China as one of the biggest donors to Sri Lanka over the last two decades.The event on the ship was hosted by the Commander of the 21st Escort Task Group of PLA Navy Rear Admiral Yu Manjiang. Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang was also present at the event. Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of MoD Mrs. Wasantha Gunawardena ,Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Navy, members of the diplomatic corps and senior officers of the PLA Navy were present at the occasion. (Colombo Gazette) The Government appreciates the support given by China during the war against the LTTE, the Ministry of Defence said today.Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi, who attended a reception organized on the occasion of the Chinese PLA Navy Task Force Port-Visit to Sri Lanka onboard the LIU ZHOU (FFG 573) Ship at Colombo harbour, recalled the long standing cultural and religious ties between Sri Lanka and China which goes back more than 1000 years.
October 8, 2019
School teachers are to be banned from accepting gifts from students, the Education Ministry said.The Education Ministry said that a circular will be issued banning teachers from accepting gifts from students from next year.
October 2, 2019
UK CV demand continued to grow strongly in September, with registrations up 1% to 65,453 units.321,302 commercial vehicles registered in the year to date, an increase of 2%.Trucks led the way in the month with a gain of 8%, while vans posted 19.6% rise. Tuesday 6 October 2015 Continuing the trend running throughout 2015, commercial vehicle (CV) registrations once again posted a healthy rise in September, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Boosted by the new 65-plate, overall CV registrations were up by a fifth in the month, led by a 24.8% increase in trucks, while van demand grew 19.6%.Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT, said, “The continued recovery of the commercial vehicle market is good to see. Particularly encouraging is the consistent growth seen this year in the traditionally more volatile truck sector, while the van market – buoyed by robust business confidence and the ongoing trend towards online deliveries – shows no sign of slowing.”Click through to download the full September 2015 commercial vehicle registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
September 28, 2019
Senior midfielder Danica Wu (19) tries to take the ball during a match against Purdue Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 1-0.Credit: Michele Theodore / Copy chiefAlthough it was senior day for the Ohio State women’s soccer team, two freshmen stole the show. Freshman forward Nichelle Prince notched a hat trick and freshman midfielder Alexis Degler added a goal as the Buckeyes defeated Northwestern 6-1 Sunday.“Today, finally we have gotten into a rhythm … and it just felt right,” Degler said. “We started connecting and scoring goals, especially in the second half.”Five Buckeye seniors, midfielders Danica Wu and Kristen Niederhaus, defenders Samantha Lewis and Megan Fuller and goalkeeper Rachel Middleman all played their final game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium as members of the OSU women’s soccer team.“I’m proud of what our seniors have done for us, and I think that was a nice way to send them out in their last game at the Jesse,” coach Lori Walker said. “What I’ve enjoyed about all five of them is what quality people they are.”In the 12th minute, Prince had her shot bounce down off the crossbar. At first, play continued, but a few moments later officials ruled that it was actually a goal, giving the Buckeyes an early 1-0 advantage.Prince was the source of offense throughout the first half, netting both of the goals for OSU in the opening frame. She reached double digits in goals on the year in the 30th minute, finishing from eight yards out to double the Buckeyes’ lead.“Nichelle is just so special, and what I love about watching her is just the passion that she plays with. She’s so clean technically and so quick,” Walker said.Despite scoring three goals, Prince said the improvement against Northwestern came from the team.“Really it’s just like a team effort,” Prince said. “We’ve kind of been picking it up in the last two games, so it was good to get a few of those today.”The Wildcats cut the lead to 3-1 in the 69th minutes, just four minutes after Prince’s third goal, as Northwestern freshman forward Addie Steiner finished a cross from two yards out.OSU had an offensive burst late in the second half, scoring three goals in a little less than seven minutes. Degler started the run in the 72nd minute, chipping in a goal after Northwestern freshman goalkeeper Jenna Hascher bobbled a shot from Buckeye sophomore defender Marisa Wolf.“I saw her kind of bobble it, and kept running at her and got the ball in, and took her with me,” Degler said.Niederhaus and freshman forward Nicole Miyashiro added goals to give the Buckeyes six goals on the day. The six goals for OSU was a mark they had not reached since 2009, also on senior day against Indiana.“It was really nice to come out here and get all the seniors on the field, get them all minutes and really give them a good way to leave Jesse,” Degler said.The squad is next set to face Nebraska at 5 p.m. Friday on the road.
September 28, 2019
Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) looks to throw a pass in the second half of the Rose Bowl Game featuring Ohio State and Washington. Ohio State won 28-23. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorDuring the 2018 season, Ohio State had been looked at as a Big 12-type offense. With redshirt sophomore Dwayne Haskins at quarterback, the Buckeyes were heavily involved in the passing game, finishing second in the country averaging 373 passing yards per game, completing 70.8 percent of pass attempts, No. 1 in the NCAA. In his first few hours as head coach, taking over for Urban Meyer immediately after the Rose Bowl, Ryan Day seemingly wanted that Big 12-type offense to continue in the future, signing former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich to a two-year deal as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Yurcich has a reputation for leading high-scoring and high-profile passing offenses. In his tenure at Oklahoma State, the Cowboys averaged 38 points and 478.3 yards of offense per game. He has led offenses that, in the past eight seasons, have scored 40 points or more in 46.1 percent of the games he has coached in with 15 games with over 50 points scored. Much of that has to do with the last two quarterbacks that have led the Cowboys offense. From 2015-17, Mason Rudolph, selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, completed at least 62 percent of his pass attempts for at least 3,770 yards in his three seasons at starting quarterback. In his final season with the Cowboys, Rudolph posted a career high 4,904 passing yards, throwing 37 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions. Rudolph was never much of a run threat, recording 28 yards in 225 career rushes. However, he was viewed as a threat to score on the goal line, recording a career-high 10 rushing touchdowns his senior season. In 2018, redshirt senior Taylor Cornelius picked up where Rudolph left off, but with a bit more agility. The passing numbers remained, recording 3,978 yards, 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in the passing game, but also added 10 touchdowns on the ground, recording 406 yards on 122 carries. Looking at his tenure at Oklahoma State, Yurcich has had mostly pro-style quarterbacks that have peppered opposing defenses for the past six seasons. But Yurcich offenses do run that same run-pass option that Ohio State thrived in with Haskins and plan to do in the near future with whatever quarterback may be behind center. Day is still in the process of molding his coaching staff, after the hiring of Yurcich and the promotion of wide receivers coach Brian Hartline to a permanent position on Dec. 8. During bowl preparation, the newly-named head coach was quiet about what his timeline would be for creating his staff. With the first two hirings he has made, Day has shown that, much to the credit of his background, the offense will continue to be the priority for Ohio State. That no matter the quarterback that will start the season for the Buckeyes next season, the Big 12 element in the offense will remain.
September 22, 2019
← Previous Story Greece (Round 1): PAOK beat AEK in Athens Next Story → Zarko Sesum become a lion from Manheim Gino StrezovskiHandball in MacedoniaMacedonia handball Professor on Faculty for Physical Education in Macedonian capital, Skopje, Gino Strezovski is a first coach with whom will commision of Macedonian Handball Federation speak about engagement in place of Women’s national team headcoach. At the beginning of this process were six candidates. HFM chose Strezovski, former national coach of male team when they didn’t qualified for World Championship in Germany 2007.
September 21, 2019
Dec 8th 2016, 1:00 PM http://jrnl.ie/3121298 23 Comments WE VISIT THEM on our summer holidays. We like to see boats coming and going from piers and to eat seafood in local restaurants. We imagine what a great life the locals must have. But the reality for coastal communities is as far from the imagined maritime idyll as Newfoundland is from Kilmore Quay.From the very start, the motivation for making ‘Atlantic’ has always been about giving people around the country an insight into what is going on off our shores. While filming a documentary on the Corrib Gas project in northwest Mayo, I began to realise how little I knew about the seas surrounding us, and the people whose livelihoods depend on it.90% of our territorial area is underwaterGrowing up in Tipperary, I came to know a lot about land, cattle, hurling and the value of property, but very little about the 90% of our territorial area that is underwater. It was only when I began to talk to fishermen, oil rig workers and former minister Justin Keating, did I begin to fully realise the sheer extent of our offshore territory and ocean resources.There is a real passion for, and connection with, the sea among the communities dependent on these resources. They risk their lives every time they go to work because they know what it’s worth.Most Irish people are, however, completely and genuinely ignorant of that worth. Travelling to Norway and Newfoundland was a real eye-opener, learning of the value and appreciation that our Atlantic neighbours put on their natural resources and coastal communities. In comparison, as a country we have turned our backs on the ocean.Shattering negative connotationsIn the past, the sea has generally been associated with poverty, emigration and invasion. When I was young, the only time “dacent” country people ate fish was on a Friday and that was as penance.I think that attitude towards the sea and its negative connotations has pervaded down into how our government treats our ocean resources and those who make a living off our coasts. From handing over our fishing rights to Europe in 1973, to rescinding control of our oil and gas prospects to big business in 1987, our public representatives have always shown a lack of political will towards improving the livelihoods of our coastal communities.Instead, the extraction of Ireland’s ocean resources is effectively being outsourced to the armada-sized fleets of Europe and to private oil and gas companies pushing to exploit our fossil fuel potential, often at terms more favourable for private enterprise than for the private citizen.Teeming watersWhat people don’t realise is that Ireland’s fish resource is unparalleled. It’s the richest in Europe. As the world’s largest super-trawlers swarm in our waters and the oil majors eye up potentially massive finds off our coasts, the management of those ocean resources is becoming an increasingly urgent question. Thanks to a whistle-blower, we see in the film that super-trawlers are dumping in one fortnight enough fish to keep Ireland’s 1,800 small inshore boats going for a year.In addition, the activities of seismic vessels on the fragile fishing grounds raise similar concerns for the effects on the long-term sustainability of our fish stocks. With offshore drilling for oil in Irish waters set to re-commence in summer 2017, it is time for us, as a people, to become informed and to take ownership of decision-making regarding our natural resources.Brexit and climate changeBrexit poses huge problems too because it has the potential to wreak havoc on the Common Fisheries Policy and especially on Ireland’s fishing interests.As 50% of EU fishing grounds are in the UK, Brexit may force the EU fleets to focus even more intensely on our lucrative fishing waters, which are already under severe pressure. Our extremely limited capacity to police the thousands of EU vessels already in our waters does not auger well for the future.Add to that the accelerating impacts of climate change, and we have some massive challenges on the horizon. Ireland needs to take responsibility for what happens in our own jurisdiction before the current free-for-all leaves us empty-handed and our coastal communities decimated.After four years in the making, it is really timely to have ‘Atlantic’ now screening on the national broadcaster. My hope is that it will open the eyes of people, not just along the coasts, but all across the country as to what is happening in Ireland’s vast territorial seas.For too long, we have ignored the massive potential of this huge expanse of ocean, but to have the opportunity now to bring this story right into people’s homes across Ireland is a dream come true.Now we have the opportunity to step back and look at what is happening in our waters and decide as a country what we need to do to protect this delicate ecosystem and to allow our coastal communities to thrive sustainably. We cannot blame Europe, Britain or other foreign interests for the current situation.As narrator of ‘Atlantic,’ Brendan Gleeson, said this week: “It’s about political conviction and intent. Europe promised to look after the margins. It’s up to our crowd to make them live up to it.”Risteard Ó Domhnaill is the award winning director and producer of ‘Atlantic’ which airs on RTÉ One on Thursday December 8th at 10:15pm. For more information, to buy the DVD or to request a screening visit www.theatlanticstream.com.Three people die every day due to the state of the Irish environment – study>This Irish documentary about fishing and oil is making people angry> Risteard Ó Domhnaill Short URL Share169 Tweet Email2 By Risteard Ó Domhnaill Filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill: ‘It’s time for us to take ownership of our natural resources’ How many of us really know what is going on in our coastal communities, asks director of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill. 147 Views Thursday 8 Dec 2016, 1:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
September 21, 2019
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Every so often we see news reported in the media that sends a wrong impression.An example was the Consumer Price Index for March, released on Wednesday.The CPI – Australia’s measure of inflation – showed1.6 percent for the March quarter, and 3.3 percent inflation for the year to March.A normal quarterly inflation figure is around 0.6 or 0.7 percent. And the Reserve Bank is supposed to use official interest rates to stop inflation rising above 3 percent.Many news outlets feared that the RBA would have to put up interest rates.But have a closer look at the March CPI. The CPI uses a basket of eleven goods and services and tracks them by quarter and by year, to see how the prices change.Using averages, the index is formed. And as we know, averages can be thrown out by aberrations.Take food, which has risen by 4.3 percent over the year to March. Even though the prices of staples such as bread and milk are lower than they’ve been for years, the Queensland floods and cyclone Yasi wiped out many crops, forcing up the price of fruit and veggies. But the one that really jumped was bananas – in some places they are $14 a kilo.It’s a an aberration that will be corrected by the Reserve Bank when they look at ‘weighted’ mean and ‘trimmed’ mean.It is from these medium-term trends that the Reserve Bank will decide about interest rates – not from a known shortage of fruit and vegetables, and one kind in particular.Other elements of the CPI were predictable: the 5.9 percent increase during the quarter in education looks steep, but it’s the quarter when schools start and raise their prices for the year.Another stand-out is alcohol and tobacco, at 11.2 percent rise over the year to March. But most of the price of alcohol and tobacco is excise and taxes, which doesn’t suggest problems in the Australian economy.It’s a similar story for the rising costs of transportation which runs on oil products, and oil prices have been rising.The RBA knows this and I’d be very surprised if interest rates go up this week.Still, it is concerning that the big movers in the March CPI were the inelastic items: food, transportation and housing (which shot up 4.8 percent over the quarter). There is certainly pain in the community and it seems unfair that raising interest rates is how we deal with high prices.However, we have some smart people working at the Reserve. We’re not a banana republic, as one politician once called us, but for now we have banana inflation.
September 21, 2019
Up-and-coming 23-year-old Greek Australian soccer player George Hatzipanagiotis died tragically last Wednesday night when he lost control of his speeding motorcycle and collided with a parked car whilst travelling along Seaview Road at Henley Beach, bringing shock and sorrow to his family, friends and the entire South Australian community. According to the initial findings, the son of Michael and Helen, from the island of Samos and Katerini respectively, wore a helmet, but his injuries were too severe and although witnesses and residents rushed to the scene and tried in vain to save the young man, he died instantly before his friends’ eyes who according to witnesses were absolutely besides themselves. Nothing could be done to save him.“A young life was cut tragically short. Our son’s beautiful smile is gone forever,” said George’s 52-year-old father about his eldest son who once represented Australia as a junior soccer player. The apprentice electrician was riding his high-powered motorcycle with his friends around 10pm when tragedy struck on Seaview Road. Security cameras captured the group of motorcycles leaving the nearby carpark seconds before the crash. “It was just heartbreaking. We could just hear wailing from the street as soon as the police went and announced his death”, said one resident about George’s heartbroken friends who had spent the evening together admiring their friend’s new motorbike that he had purchased a few days earlier. Major Crash police spent hours at the scene with initial investigations revealing the motorcycle was travelling above the 40 km/hour speed limit. “We believe speed is definitely a factor; the actual speed he was going is still to be determined but it is clear to the investigators at this early stage, that he was exceeding the 40 km/hour speed limit,” said Sergeant Christopher Lovell. Devastated relatives and friends gathered at the crash site on Thursday morning to leave floral tributes for the young man who attended St George College in Adelaide whilst many of his friends took to Facebook to leave videos and message tributes on George’s personal page. “He was full of energy, always smiling, always happy and a really hard-working and good young man”, said President of Adelaide Olympic Football Club and close friend of the family, Stavros Parissos in an interview with Neos Kosmos. “May you rest in peace levendi.”West Adelaide Hellas Soccer Club also posted tributes online: “The West Adelaide Soccer Club family joins the long list of members of the football community to convey our sincere condolences to the family following the tragic death of your son, George. May you find the courage and strength to move forward at this difficult time and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.” “Life is an exciting journey but it can change in an instant. I still can’t believe that the one minute we are hanging out, laugh and talk about our motorbikes and the next minute something happens and you are gone forever. Life isn’t always fair. Kalo taxithi file mou,” wrote one of George’s closest friends who was with him on the night. Greek Australian State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis also expressed his condolences. “God rest him and comfort all those who loved him and knew him,” he wrote.In an official announcement, Football Federation South Australia extended its sympathy and thoughts following the sad passing of George or “Hatzi”, describing him as “a talented and respected player who had been previously registered with Adelaide Olympic Football Club and Adelaide Raiders and was part of Adelaide Comet’s 2012 Federation Cup winning side.”The Federation also postponed the Women’s National Premier League Round 1 Fixture between Adelaide City and Fulham United out of respect, as father Michael Hatzipanagiotis is also the Assistant Coach at Adelaide City Women’s Football Club.The funeral details are yet to be finalised. Neos Kosmos would like to express their condolences to father Michael, mother Helen and younger brother Christos for the tragic loss of their son and brother. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
September 16, 2019
Clark County commissioners on Wednesday agreed to loan Lifeline Connections, the county’s only inpatient substance abuse treatment center, $190,000 so the private nonprofit can make payroll on Friday.Lifeline’s medical director, Dr. Gilbert M. Simas, told Commissioners Marc Boldt and Steve Stuart on Wednesday that the organization would not be able to pay its employees if the commissioners didn’t lend them the money.Lifeline has 140 employees and recently laid off 15 people, Simas said after the meeting.The organization has been having cash problems since reducing the number of state-funded patient beds to make room for private-pay patients, Simas said, due to the delay in receiving payments from insurance companies.On top of being cash-poor as they are making the transition to a predominantly private-pay system, two factors brought them to the point where they needed a loan, Simas said:n The company that was doing billing for Lifeline, Northwest Clinical Billing of Olympia, didn’t bill for patients in two weeks in December and two weeks in January, Simas said. Lifeline will immediately start doing its own billing, commissioners were told. The lost billing amounted to $450,000 worth of services, said Harold Rains, finance manager for the county’s Department of Community Services, who has been reviewing Lifeline’s finances.
September 16, 2019
Those who are uninsured have until the end of the month to purchase a health plan through the insurance exchange if they want to collect a tax credit.The open enrollment period for Washington Healthplanfinder, the state-based insurance exchange, ends March 31. After that date, people can still purchase individual health plans through insurance companies and brokers, but they won’t be eligible for a tax credit from the federal government.Clark County Public Health is hosting a series of events to help local residents get enrolled before the deadline. In-person aides will be on hand at the events to offer one-on-one support, helping people compare and enroll in plans.Here’s the list of this month’s events:• 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth Way.• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Washougal Community Library, 1661 C St.• 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, 901 C St.• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Westfield Vancouver Mall, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive. An informational table will be set up on the mall’s first floor, next to Nordstrom and Starbucks.• Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, 4100 Plomondon St., Vancouver.• 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at White Salmon Valley Community Library, 77 N.E. Wauna Ave.Clark County Public Health has a list of organizations offering one-on-one support outside of the scheduled events on its website, clark.wa.gov/public-health/insurance/enrollment.html.Medicaid, the health program for low-income residents, does not have an open enrollment period. People can enroll in Medicaid year-round on wahealthplanfinder.org.
September 10, 2019
Robots get ready Tags Sci-Tech Oh great, this four-legged robot can use an elevator Boston Dynamics door-opening robot has some creepy competition Post a comment Enlarge ImageSpaceBok poses for a beauty shot. ESA SpaceBok, a four-legged jumping robot designed for space exploration, is just strange enough to be unsettling, conjuring visions of a sci-fi robot apocalypse on other planets. I’m in love.Off-world gravity is pretty different from what we have here on Earth. Astronauts on the moon bounced around like kangaroos. Mars is a little better, but human visitors will still feel like lightweights. SpaceBok is designed to work well in these sort of low-gravity environments, where jumping could be an efficient mode of transportation.Swiss university students at ETH Zurich (the same place that brought us the dog-like Anymal robot) and ZHAW Zurich are testing SpaceBok at a European Space Agency facility. 18 Photos Share your voice Robots Space ESA released a video this week of SpaceBok in action. It can walk or jump using its springy legs. Researchers hooked it up to a test rig that simulates the moon’s gravity and let it practice its jumping skills. The team was even able to use the bot like a giant Pong game, with two researchers bouncing it back and forth across the floor.Jumping is one thing. Controlling its movement and the landing is another. The SpaceBok team adopted a reaction wheel design, a component some satellites use to orient themselves, to help control the robot’s leaps. “It can be accelerated and decelerated to trigger an equal and opposite reaction in SpaceBok itself,” said team member Philip Arm. Meet Boston Dynamics’ weird and wonderful robot family The bot’s designers see a future where it could explore not just the moon or Mars, but also extremely low-gravity asteroids. Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft tried this idea out last year when it set a hopping lander on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu.SpaceBok will move on to more rigorous tests in the future to see how it handles rocky environments and the outdoors. Many of our space exploration robots have been based around wheeled designs, including NASA’s Mars rovers. One day, those rolling rovers might be joined by jump-happy robots like SpaceBok. I look forward to welcoming our future bouncy Mars robot overlords. 0
September 6, 2019
Hyderabad: Telangana Working Journalists Federation (TWJF) called upon journalists to hold statewide protests in July for the resolution of their issues. Federation state president Mamidi Somaiah and general secretary B Basava Punnaiah stated various resolutions passed in the state committee meeting held at Yadadri, here at a press meeting.Speaking on the occasion, Somaiah said that it was resolved in the meeting that July 8 would be observed as ‘Journalists Demands Day.’ On July 8, journalists would stage protests at District Collectorate and submit memorandum demanding the resolution of various issues faced by them, he said. He criticised the Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao for not fulfilling various promises he made to the journalists. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us He demanded the state government to allocate plots to eligible journalists and to construct houses. The meeting also passed resolution demanding the state government to provide accreditation and health cards without any condition and to ensure that the health cards are applicable in all the corporate hospitals. The meeting also resolved to demand increase in the financial assistance given to the deceased journalists to Rs 5 lakh and to grant pension of Rs 5,000 per month.
September 2, 2019
While some lawmakers say there’s time before a March deadline to address DACA, Durbin says that attitude is “just plain wrong.” Judy Woodruff talks with Durbin about the contentious negotiations and President Trump’s disparaging remarks. Share
August 31, 2019
Kolkata: Within two months after Bengal was declared the best quality milk producing state in the country, the Mamata Banerjee government has taken a move to set up a milk producing unit in South 24-Parganas.It may be recalled that the Centre’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) awarded Sundarini Naturals, which is a brand of the Sunderban Cooperative Milk and Livestock Producers’ Union Limited, for its superior quality dairy products. It was awarded at a function organised on World Milk Day on June 1. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeChief Minister Mamata Banerjee had given the name “Sundarini” in 2015 and the model of operating the project has come up as unique because it has helped around 3,000 women to be self-dependent with their share of profit being directly deposited to their bank accounts after selling the produce.Now, with the success of the brand, initiatives have been taken to set up the “Sundarini” milk producing unit which is going to be the second of its kind after Haringhata dairy plant. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt will come up somewhere in South 24-Parganas district. Sources said the work to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) has been initiated. The work to identify the place has also started. It is learnt that two locations including one at Mathurapur in South 24-Parganas have been identified. But the final decision on the location of the plant is yet to be taken up.According to the sources in the state secretariat, the plant will come up at a cost of around Rs 30 crore. If everything goes as planned, then there will be production of 20,000 litre of milk every day and the quantity will be increased to 50,000 litre daily in phases. Besides packaged milk, the products under the brand of Sunadarini Naturals include ghee, honey, rice, sona moong dal, eggs and paneer.It may be mentioned that after the success of becoming the best in producing dairy products in the country, steps were also taken for diversification of products by introducing sweets like Kaju Barfi, Rosogolla andGulab Jamun.With the setting up of the unit in South 24-Parganas, the total milk production in the state will also go up. At the same time, it will also be a means of livelihood for many. The dream project of the Chief Minister will reach a new height.
August 27, 2019
Technology | October 27, 2008 SPECT Comes Full Circle with New Preclinical System News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital. Related Content New Spectrum Dynamics SPECT-CT System at RSNA 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:33Loaded: 10.56%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Feature | Nuclear Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Sabyasachi Ghosh State of the Industry: Medical Hybrid Imaging Market “Experimental validation implemented in real-life situations and not theoretical claims exaggerating small advantages read more Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and p read more Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell FDA Clears Path for First Domestic Supply of Tc-99m Isotope February 8, 2018 — The U.S. read more GE’s Pre-Clinical Imaging products showcase the newest in animal imaging – the new eXplore speCZT, a full-ring solid-state detector small animal SPECT.The system utilizes a cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detector, allowing for full 360-degree coverage around the animal and high-energy resolution to enable dual or triple radio-nuclide imaging. 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August 27, 2019
News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more During the 2010 AAPM annual meeting, TomoTherapy introduced two new radiation therapy (RT) systems. The TomoMobile is a relocatable RT system mounted in a semi-truck, which can be driven to new locations to treat patients. Two systems are currently operational. One system is being used to test the oncology market in a new area a hospital is thinking of expanding into. The second system is being used at a hospital that did not want to lose its patient volume while renovating its RT bunker. The company also introduced the TomoHD (high definition) RT system, which has technology to increase treatment efficiency. It uses helical radiation delivery and has an onboard computed tomography (CT) scanner. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Related Content Technology | August 05, 2010 TomoTherapy – Mobile Radiation Therapy System News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more