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The Latest: China to hike tariffs on $60 billion in US goods

BEIJING — The Latest on the tariffs battle between China and the United States (all times local):9 p.m.China has announced it is raising tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest penalties on its exports announced by the Trump administration.The Finance Ministry said Monday the penalty duties of 5% to 25% on hundreds of U.S. products including batteries, spinach and coffee take effect June 1.That followed Trump’s increase Friday of duties on $200 billion of Chinese imports from 10% to 25% in a dispute over Beijing’s technology ambitions and trade surplus.___1:58 p.m.Companies are waiting to see how China will retaliate for President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hikes on Chinese imports while economists warned the escalating dispute could slow growth.Chinese officials gave no indication Monday what steps they might take after threatening “necessary countermeasures” for Trump’s penalties on $200 billion of Chinese goods, imposed Friday.Trade talks wrapped up later Friday in Washington without an agreement.Jake Parker, the vice-president of the U.S.-China Business Council, an industry group, said officials appeared to be studying the potential impact on China’s economy before deciding how to respond.Morgan Stanley economists said the tariff hike could trim China’s annual economic growth by 0.5 percentage points. They said that impact could grow if uncertainty prompts companies to cut jobs or postpone investment.The Associated Press read more

SLFPs Dayasiri appointed cocabinet spokesman

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Dayasiri Jayasekera has been appointed co-cabinet spokesman.Jayasekera was appointed to the post after concerns had been raised in the past that only United National Party (UNP) views were being expressed at post cabinet press briefings. Jayasekera will now join cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and former Media Minister Gayantha Karunatillake at press conferences. (Colombo Gazette)

East Timor recent grenade attack linked to private dispute UN probe finds

Investigations conducted by the UN peacekeeping force, in conjunction with the UN Civilian Police (CIVPOL) and the Indonesian military, have revealed that the market site where the incident occurred on 29 May is a regular, traditional trading point located south of Balibo in a creek bed on the Tactical Co-ordination Line between East and West Timor, the UN peacekeeping force said in a statement issued in Dili. Witnesses say that a fight occurred on 28 May between a militia member and a gambling ring organizer who was operating at the market. The militia member then enlisted aid from another more senior member of the militia and they, with the possible assistance of one other, conducted a vengeance attack with hand grenades the next day. The gambling ring organizer was among those killed in the attack. Most of the casualties were bystanders who were not involved in the gambling. “This is primarily a criminal issue and has been handed over to UN CIVPOL for further investigation,” the UNTAET statement said. read more

Average US 30year mortgage edges up to 356 per cent

by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Jun 23, 2016 8:11 am MDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Average US 30-year mortgage edges up to 3.56 per cent WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week but remain at levels low enough to boost home sales in the spring buying season.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage edged up to 3.56 per cent from a 52-week low of 3.54 per cent last week. The rate is down from 4.02 per cent a year ago.The average rate on the 15-year fixed rate mortgage also rose — to 2.83 per cent from a 52-week low of 2.81 per cent. A year ago, the 15-year rate stood at 3.21 per cent.Worries about the global economy — and specifically that the United Kingdom might vote Thursday to leave the European Union — have sent investors scurrying to the relative safety of U.S. Treasury bonds. Their purchases have driven rates lower. And long-term mortgage rates track the yield on 10-year Treasury notes.Last week, the Federal Reserve decided to keep short-term rates unchanged at 0.25 per cent to 0.50 per cent.“The low rates continue to be good news for the housing market,” said Sean Becketti, chief economist at Freddie Mac.The National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday that sales of existing homes rose in May to the highest level since February 2007. But the Commerce Department reported Thursday that new-home sales dropped 6 per cent in May, though they are up 6.4 per cent so far this year.To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country at the beginning of each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 per cent of the loan amount.The average fee for a 30-year mortgage rose to 0.6 point from 0.5 point last week. The fee for a 15-year loan was steady at 0.5 point.Rates on adjustable five-year mortgages averaged 2.74 per cent this week, same as last week. The fee remained at 0.5 per cent. read more

How The World Cup Semifinalists Match Up

Source: Football Whispers England is striking gold from the set pieceTeams with the best rate per 90 minutes of shots from set pieces (corner kicks and free kicks) in the World Cup TeamPasses per possessionRank teamGOALSSHOTSSHOTS ON GOAL Portugal0.693.880.69 Croatia3.194 Croatia has conceded only one goal from a set play — Russia’s equalizer in extra time of the quarterfinals. But it has conceded 22 shots from them so far, which is tied for the most in the tournament. This suggests that some luck has been involved — Russia, for instance, gave up the same number of shots from set pieces as Croatia did, but five of those shots resulted in goals against.The game will probably be tense and closed off, with England’s willingness to patiently pass the ball in its own half combined with Croatia’s indifference to pressing high resulting in an overall lack of openness. The beauty of high-stakes knockout stage soccer, though, is that one goal can change everything.Check out our latest World Cup predictions. France3.636 England4.3621 Croatia, which takes on England in the other semifinal, had just a 3 percent pre-tournament chance of winning the tournament and an SPI of 80.4, according to FiveThirtyEight’s predictions. The team is now at 18 percent with an SPI of 82.0, which reiterates the impressive run it’s been on, despite having to ride its luck in two consecutive penalty shootouts. Gareth Southgate’s young England squad, up to 85.2 in SPI, has fulfilled its pre-tournament dark horse expectations, taking advantage of a relatively easy draw to increase the chances of it finally “coming home.”The brutal truth of knockout soccer, though, is that team strength counts for only so much; just ask Spain and Brazil, which went out to Russia and Belgium, respectively. Soccer is a random game, and this is exacerbated in situations where one win carries such importance.Tactics also play a big part. Belgium was lucky in its 2-1 win over Brazil, to the extent that the South Americans had 3.01 expected goals to Belgium’s 0.52. But Roberto Martinez set his side up in a way that was designed to exploit Brazil’s limited weaknesses. Romelu Lukaku — normally the team’s central striker, with four goals already this World Cup — was moved out to the right wing to exploit the space behind Brazil’s marauding left back, Marcelo. Kevin De Bruyne, whom Martinez had underused in a deep midfield role, was shifted to the “false nine” position — in which an attacking midfielder plays nominally as a striker but drops deeper than typical to receive the ball — so that he could receive the ball behind the Brazilian midfielders and launch counterattacks quickly. The Red Devils may have ridden their luck, but they had a plan.In the two semifinals, the stylistic clashes should make for an entertaining spectacle.Belgium vs. France: divergent defendingBelgium and France are both comfortable teams on the ball. They both average more than four passes per possession, according to soccer media and technology company Football Whispers, putting them both in the top third of teams at this World Cup. The Red Devils tend to be slightly more patient, holding the ball for about 1.5 seconds more when they get it than France does, and they switch play from side to side more, with possessions that are wider (in terms of the distance between how far right and left they go) by about 3 yards. How England and Croatia match up stylisticallyNumber of per-possession passes (for and against) and where that ranks among World Cup teams Germany0.304.231.51 TeamPasses per possessionrank Off the ball, both teams implement an aggressive press — but in subtly different ways. England looks to stunt its opposition’s attacks, allowing it to cycle the ball in its own half but not advance much: The Three Lions regain the ball, on average, 54.81 yards away from their own goal, the second highest distance of any team in Russia this summer, but they allow their opponents well more than four passes per possession. Zlatko Dalic’s team, on the other hand, regains the ball in the attacking third just 1.8 times per game compared with England’s 5.6, but Croatia allows its opposition only a little more than three passes per possession, the lowest of any side remaining. In other words, it’s easy to pass into Croatia’s half but difficult to do anything once you get there.The stylistic factor most likely to influence this semifinal matchup, though, is England’s skill when it comes to set plays (corners and free kicks). Southgate has spoken about his focus on them as an opportunity for England to gain an advantage over opponents, with this strategy bearing fruit: England has scored five goals from them already, nearly half of of its total so far. From Set Pieces (Per 90 Minutes) Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group Australia0.003.730.31 England4.846 The World Cup in Russia has become one of European dominance. The four teams that remain all hail from the continent: France, Belgium, England and Croatia will be battling in the semifinals Tuesday and Wednesday for a shot at glory in the final Sunday in Moscow. In this World Cup of Upsets, the French are the only consistently successful team left. Croatia and Belgium have never reached the final, while England’s only appearance was in 1966.The first semifinal, France vs. Belgium, features the two strongest teams remaining in the competition, each with a Soccer Power Index rating of 87.5, according to FiveThirtyEight’s model. Belgium’s rating has improved steadily from before the tournament began, when it stood at 85.4, to after the dramatic quarterfinal win against Brazil, the tournament favorite. France, meanwhile, has strolled to the semifinals relatively easily, apart from a dramatic 4-3 victory against Argentina in the round of 16. While Les Bleus’ World Cup average of 1.12 expected goals per 90 minutes is the worst of the remaining teams, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, their 0.67 expected goals conceded per 90 leads the semifinalists and is fourth best in the tournament: Spain0.645.341.07 When they don’t have the ball, the two teams behave very differently. Belgium is much more willing to press high up the pitch, taking risks and committing men in the hope of a valuable turnover: They’ve regained the ball in their attacking third 5.2 times per game compared with France’s 2.6, while their possessions start an average of 48.92 yards from their own goal, compared with France’s 47.28 yards.The downside to this sort of pressing, though, is that if the initial Belgian press is broken, its opposition can keep the ball under a lot less pressure and start to probe in attack. Belgium’s opponents have the ball for 2.61 seconds longer on average than France’s opponents do. Belgium’s opponents average well over four passes per possession, whereas Didier Deschamps’ side allows opponents just 3.63 passes, the sixth lowest of all teams in Russia.Martinez will need a characteristically proactive game plan to avoid allowing France the room to counter that Argentina did — speedster Kylian Mbappe needs no second invitation. Martinez will also have to find a replacement for Thomas Meunier — his first choice to play right wing-back, who is suspended for receiving his second yellow card against Brazil — in a squad thin on full-backs. Deschamps will probably avoid tinkering, hoping that his balanced side will frustrate Belgium while relying on individual talent in attack.England vs. Croatia: intense pressing and set playsDespite being blessed with arguably the most talented midfield in the competition, Croatia doesn’t dawdle when it gets on the ball, moving it to the attackers quickly: Croatia has had the fewest passes per possession of the four teams remaining. England, conversely, has had the most. Some of this is because of the quality of opposition each side has faced, but it’s also a fair reflection of their respective directness: Gareth Southgate’s men hold the ball for more than 3 seconds longer when they get it, often using possession as a defensive tactic. Croatia3.8916 TeamOpponent’s passes per possessionRank France4.2212 Brazil0.184.231.10 Uruguay0.924.601.84 Belgium4.689 Belgium4.3822 Source: Football Whispers Argentina0.233.930.69 Morocco0.303.951.22 England0.865.711.73 TeamOpponent’s passes per possessionRank How France and Belgium match up stylisticallyNumber of per-possession passes (for and against) and where that ranks among World Cup teams Switzerland0.233.670.46 read more

Ohio State unable to get on a roll offensively in loss to

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) is sacked by Virginia Tech sophomore cornerback Kendall Fuller during a game Sept. 6 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost, 35-21.Credit: Jon McAllister / Asst. photo editorThe Ohio State football team broke records and multiple streaks Saturday night, many of which were not positives.The Buckeyes dropped their first home opener since 1978, due in part to a lack of offense as they allowed seven sacks, six of which occurred in the fourth quarter.The loss also snapped OSU’s streak of 25 consecutive regular-season wins, which was the longest such streak in the country.Coach Urban Meyer said postgame that he was “very disappointed” with the way his team performed in front of a record crowd of 107,517, in Ohio Stadium.“We had all kind of issues that we have to get a lot better at,” Meyer said. “We also had a lot of dropped passes…we just have to do a better job.”Redshirt-senior offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin said the offense, which was four of 16 on third downs, needs to do a better job to help out the defense.“We just haven’t been able to get on a roll offensively,” Baldwin said. “Defense has been playing well and when we get these opportunities, we haven’t been taking advantage of them. Those three and outs have been killing us.”Not only could the Buckeyes not convert third downs, they could not complete passes. Redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett completed just nine of his 29 attempts, including three interceptions — the last of which was taken back 63 yards for a score by Virginia Tech junior cornerback Donovan Riley.Despite a less than stellar showing, Meyer said he thought his quarterback did well with what he had.“Gutsy effort,” Meyer said. “Obviously not good enough, but a quarterback is a product of those around him, and we all have to get better.”The Hokie defense lined up in zero coverage — a formation with no deep safeties — for most of the game and crowded the line of scrimmage, daring the Buckeyes to throw the football. It was a tactic co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said the OSU coaching staff had not expected.“They played something we hadn’t prepared for so it took quite a bit of adjusting,” Herman said. “We had to find some ways to get to the speed option game, and we did that during the second half. We got a little momentum back on our side but couldn’t make the plays in the end.”After a year in which the Buckeyes were near the top nationally in yards per game in 2013, when then-junior Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde each rushed for over 1,000 yards, OSU managed just 108 rushing yards against the Hokies. Barrett, who suffered the seven sacks, led the team with 70 yards on the ground.The next leading rusher for OSU was sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott, who carried the ball just eight times for 32 yards.Baldwin said he was disappointed that OSU could not move the football on the ground.“The run game opens up the entire offense,” Baldwin said. “It really just opens up everything and we just couldn’t get it started.”Although the running game struggled, Herman said the loss cannot be blamed solely on one unit or person.“From myself on down to the players, it was certainly not one position or one thing that you can say, ‘this is the reason,’” he said.Meyer said that the team will regroup and come back ready to go on Sunday.“So anxious to get back to work tomorrow and get a little better,” Meyer said. “We had a good meeting as a team (after the game).”The Buckeyes are set to begin preparations for their next game against Kent State, which is scheduled to kickoff at noon on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. read more

Column The Troika may be gone but Irelands social problems remain

first_imgWE FIND OURSELVES at a defining juncture in the European Union’s history. The unprecedented economic and financial crisis of recent years has shaken the European Union and its member states to the core.As the instability in the Union has receded, the last number of months has seen the emergence of an important debate at European level, and in individual member states, regarding the future shape of the European Union. The creation of this real economic union, which includes an annual European process for economic policy coordination and governance, presents both opportunities and challenges for national parliaments and parliamentarians.Some commentators in Ireland have proclaimed that with the departure of the Troika we have regained full economic control of our country. This is not so. The new reality is that measures introduced to deal with the European crisis – known in eurospeak as the “Six Pack” and the “Two Pack” – mean that member states have increased the role of other member states by pooling economic sovereignty.EU countries, and particularly euro area countries, are no longer able to formulate and conduct their economic policy in complete isolation from other EU countries. This process for enhanced budgetary surveillance, the European Semester, also provides a valuable opportunity for Oireachtas Members, for instance, to feed into Irish national budgetary decisions, as well as pan-European policy, in a more meaningful way than ever before.Strengthening the social dimension of the unionBecause of the speed of response required to deal with the economic crisis, the policies introduced to date are largely focused on fiscal and economic matters. Now that we have entered calmer waters we need to look again at the adequacy of our new tools; people want Europe to have the right economic policies to deal with the crisis, but they want Europe to tackle the social impact of the recession as well. This has been an ongoing demand from our citizens, which we hear repeatedly, not just during referenda campaigns.The Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs, which I chair, has devoted considerable time to debate how the sustainability of the European social model can be secured for our people, particularly for groups such as our youth. We have done that not just in Dublin but also at every opportunity we have on the European stage.So we are glad to see that the European Commission has published a proposal on strengthening the social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union at the end of 2013. It outlined how indicators such as unemployment and youth unemployment rates, the changes in disposable income levels of households, the at-risk-of-poverty rate, and inequality might be monitored.To discuss this proposal, my Committee hosted a series of detailed meetings involving relevant groups from within Irish society, such as the National Youth Council, the National Women’s Council, Social Justice Ireland, as well as Irish Congress of Trade Unions, IBEC, and the ESRI. We were keen to get their thoughts on what social indicators would and could be measured.We also heard a representative of the European Commission outlining three major strands of action, namely to provide greater surveillance of employment and social developments; to secure enhanced labour mobility; and finally, to support the strengthening of social dialogue.Economic and social progress: two sides of the same coinMy Committee has now concluded our analysis and based on our discussions we have issued a paper outlining our thoughts and suggestions on the process. We are calling for a specific focus on employment and social indicators in Economic and Monetary Union, arguing that economic and social progress are essentially two sides of the same coin. We believe that the new shared economic governance mechanisms must be capable of identifying and addressing problematic developments related to employment and social policies in EMU in good time.To help to do that we recommend that:Clarity be provided regarding the introduction of the social indicators scoreboard;While the indicators must carry weight, levels of sanctions or supports for Members States in breach of social indicator thresholds be carefully considered;The proposed scoreboard be expanded to include figures on child and old-age poverty and the participation of women and young people in employment, andWe need to strengthen the involvement of social partners at a European level.We forwarded the contribution to President Barroso of the EU Commission, President Van Rompuy of the EU Council and President Schultz of the EU Parliament, as well as to our Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD, and to the appropriate Committee in each EU Member State’s national parliament.I am of the firm belief that the Houses of the Oireachtas, and particularly its Committee system, can play a proactive and practical role in shaping policy at EU level, particularly in underpinning the credibility of moves towards genuine Economic and Monetary Union. We should do this by engaging and including Irish civil society in our debates. In doing so we can ensure that the citizen’s thoughts and concerns are kept at the heart of the development of better EU policy and laws.Dominic Hannigan TD is Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs.Read: Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fundRead: ECB ‘held a gun’ to Government’s head over bailoutlast_img read more

Finance minister rules out personal tax cuts in Budget says any welfare

first_imgSpeaking after the meeting, the minister said: “A no deal Brexit will have profound implications for Ireland on all levels. These include macroeconomic, trade and sectoral challenges, both immediately and in the longer term.”He added: “While there are risks ahead there are also opportunities; our goal is to position our economy to minimise these risks and to maximise the opportunities that lie ahead.”SensibleThe Irish Fiscal Advisory Council this morning said a no-deal Brexit budget is the most sensible option for Budget 2020 ahead of Donohoe’s meeting with cabinet ministers.In its pre-budget submission, the budget watchdog warned that the economic outlook  has deteriorated in recent months as the risk of a hard Brexit has increased.It also warned the Government should not rely on corporation tax outperformances to balance the budget and that it should not expect long-term spending to be offset by such a volatile source of income. Seamus Coffey, Chair of the council said there is significant uncertainty in relation to Brexit just weeks out from the 31 October divorce deadline.“I think planning on the basis of a hard Brexit given what we know is the most appropriate course of action,” he said speaking on RTÉ Radio 1′s Morning Ireland programme.“That’s not to say that it will happen or even that the probability of it happening is above 50% but of the range of possible outcomes that Brexit can bring, it does appear that a hard Brexit is the most likely and planning on the basis of that for the budget over the next couple of weeks is the most appropriate action to take.”“In overall terms, what happens with Brexit shouldn’t have an impact on the overall package that Government chooses to deliver,” Coffey said. “The Government has set out a plan for budgetary measures in the 2020 budget totalling €2.8 billion. The advice of the IFAC is that the Government should adhere to, stick to and deliver on that plan.”“If a no-deal or a hard Brexit is the base line for what they should do in that scenario, then this sort of environment should frame what they do with this €600 million but that is up to the Government to choose what individual or particular measures it wishes to introduce,” he added.- With reporting by Michelle Hennessy. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Image: Sam Boal Wed 8:14 AM 32,354 Views Donohoe will deliver Budget 2020 on 8 October. Image: Sam Boal Source: Michelle Hennessy/Twitter Wednesday 11 Sep 2019, 2:39 PM Updated Wed 2:39 PM FINANCE MINISTER PASCHAL Donohoe has ruled out a reduction in personal taxation in the next Budget and said the welfare package will be “different in scale” to previous years. The minister received approval from Cabinet to base Budget 2020 around the assumption that there will be a no-deal Brexit come 31 October.The Government is set to deliver a range of budgetary measures on 8 October to the tune of €2.8 billion.Some €2.1 billion of that has already been committed to projects outlined in the Summer Economic Statement in June, with the remaining €700 million thought to be earmarked for tax cuts and increased spending. With a no-deal Brexit looking more likely by the day, Donohoe sought permission from Cabinet today to base the Budget around the impact this would have on Ireland. Speaking to reporters today, he said the government had to make sensible choices for the Budget, ruling out any reductions in personal taxation or sweeping welfare increases.Donohoe said there are many who would argue, given that the economy is doing well, that there is a case for personal tax reductions before Brexit.“I am not going to do that, I am going to make a set of very safe choices.”He said he wanted to maximise the resources available to the government to help citizens who find themselves in difficulty as a result of a no-deal fallout. The minister said the government has already seen a situation in Ireland where taxation and welfare decisions were made that the country later could not afford. “And we have seen the difficulty in undoing them.”A statement from the Department of Finance said the budget aims “to give certainty to businesses and citizens” and “supporting sectors and regions most exposed to Brexit-related disruption”.  Share18 Tweet Email center_img Minister Paschal Donohoe says the Budget will be a safe and careful one, with plans to ensure Ireland has the supports needed for a no-deal Brexit.— Michelle Hennessy (@michellehtweet) September 11, 2019 Donohoe will deliver Budget 2020 on 8 October. Finance minister rules out personal tax cuts in Budget, says any welfare changes will be targeted Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe brought the proposal to the Government today. 86 Comments By Conor McCrave Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Matt Riddle added to WWE MSG live event 205 Live Best of

first_imgFacebook WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events WhatsApp Pinterest NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Google+center_img The updated card for WWE at Madison Square Garden on December 26 next week is now listing newly debuted NXT star Matt Riddle on the card.Riddle will be part of special “NXT Mega Tag Team Match” featuring Riddle, WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne, NXT North American Champion Ricochet, Aleister Black and Velveteen Dream vs. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa and The Undisputed Era.You can check out the full card over at Live “Best of 2018” to air next weekNext week’s episode of 205 Live will be a special “Best of 2018” special.F4WOnline reports that a decision hasn’t been made if 205 Live will continue forward in 2019 as a taped show or it will return to its original Tuesday night time slot.The show was shifted to Wednesday night due to season two of the Mixed Match Challenge series airing live right after Smackdown on Facebook Watch. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Twitterlast_img read more

Vancouver police shoot kill suspected car thief after altercation

first_imgA man suspected of stealing a vehicle from a Vancouver-area driveway Friday morning was killed in an officer-involved shooting a few blocks away.The incident began at about 6:20 a.m. when the man, whose name has not been released, confronted the owner of a vehicle at 5804 N.E. 41st Circle, in the Roads End neighborhood north of Highway 500 and west of Northeast Andresen Road.The man climbed into the car, a 2014 Honda Accord, and rammed it into the garage before fleeing, according to emergency radio traffic monitored by The Columbian.The person who called 911 to report the car theft reportedly fired a gun into the air, according to emergency radio traffic.Neighbor Norese Massenburg said he awoke upon hearing the gunshots. When he investigated, he learned that his neighbor had been trying to prevent the theft.last_img read more

Fire damages vacant Building shuts down traffic in Hillcrest

first_img KUSI Newsroom Fire damages vacant Building, shuts down traffic in Hillcrest August 20, 2019 Posted: August 20, 2019 Updated: 10:17 AMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A blaze damaged a vacant building in Hillcrest Tuesday and shut down traffic lanes.The non-injury fire was reported shortly before 8:10 a.m. at a single- story building in the 3900 block of Park Boulevard, just north of University Avenue, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Crews had the flames knocked down within 30 minutes, she said.Park Boulevard between Lincoln and University avenues was shut down while crews battled the blaze.The cause of the fire was under investigation. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

AK Practicing for a plane crash in Ketchikan

first_imgPeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center’s emergency room was one of the bases of operation for Saturday’s emergency preparedness drill. The drill was a chance to practice for a plane crash at the airport. (KRBD photo by Leila Kheiry)It was a Saturday morning in mid-October in Ketchikan. It was cold, wet and windy: A perfect day for disaster.Listen nowEvery three years, always on a rainy day it seems, Ketchikan practices for a plane crash. The drill involves pretty much every emergency response agency, and a whole lot of volunteers.Mischa Chernick is a spokeswoman for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. She says despite the weather, nearly 40 volunteers showed up at about 7 a.m. to become victims. Chernick said they were made up to simulate a wide range of injuries.“That helps the people who are on the ground who are going to be assessing what their state is and where they need to go as far as staging areas, and levels of severity of injury,” Chernick said.Emergency room charge nurse Sharity Kelly said she spent hours the previous night, making fake blood and shin“The shin is Vaseline, corn starch and then cocoa powder to give it the natural skin color,” Kelly said.An ambulance crew unloads the first “victims” from Saturday’s emergency preparedness drill. (KRBD photo by Leila Kheiry)Kelly said shin stays tacky. You can mold it onto the skin and build up fake wounds.“You can impale things or make a deep laceration in it,” Kelly said. “Like, when you do a laceration, you put black in the bottom of it to give it depth, then you put the red and just kind of build it up.”Kelly gets pretty animated talking about fake wounds.“Oh, I love it. It’s awesome! Love it!” Kelly said. “You should see Halloween at my house.”After all the volunteer victims were made up and given instructions on how to act, they were taken over to the airport. Somewhat ironically, a big part of the challenge for responding to a disaster at Ketchikan’s airport is transportation.The airport is on a different island, so it’s a ferry ride away from any real medical care. Perfecting methods to move injured people efficiently to the hospital is critical.Everyone in the emergency room is on high alert, waiting for victims to arrive. In the front reception area, though, there’s a quieter response.Chernick explained that reception-area employees are contacting colleagues to call them in to work.“Each department calls a call tree of all of their employees to say a disaster has occurred, you’re being activated to come to work,” Chernick said. “So they drop everything and come to work.”Back outside the emergency room, the first wave of victims has arrived. Two young men are taken from an ambulance into the first of two bright yellow tents. Chernick said that’s the start of the triage response.“The first tent is where they begin the assessment process in determining how much evaluation they immediately need, the severity of the injuries,” Chernick said.Raighn Hudson is one of the volunteer victims for Saturday’s emergency drill. His wound? A spoon impaled in his chest. (KRBD photo by Leila Kheiry)It’s color-coded: Red patients need immediate care; green and yellow can wait a bit.Robert Cope-Powell is wheeled through the doors of the emergency room. He’s one of the code-red victims. And he’s pretty cheerful about it, joking with fellow code-redder Raighn Hudson, lying on the stretcher behind him.“Door handle to the chest!” he announced, pulling down the sheet to reveal the wound.Cope-Powell said he was in the bathroom during the crash, and that’s when he was impaled.Hudson’s face is chalky white to simulate blood loss. He also was impaled, but with a spoon.“I was eating pudding in first class,” Hudson said. “And then it just kind of happened, I guess. And I got a broken hip, too.”The two teenagers clearly were having fun, and there’s plenty of joking among responders, too. But they all are taking the drill seriously.Bev Crum is incident commander at the hospital. She was coordinating everyone’s response and making sure all the materials are where they need to be. She paused for a moment to talk.“This helps us plan together to utilize the resources we have in our community to be prepared for disaster events,” Crum said.That includes plans for staffing, proper equipment, and updated communication methods. The small hospital also needs options for housing less-critical patients. For this drill, Crum says they added the Pioneers Home just down the street as a backup location.“It’s practicing,” Crum said. “Because the more you practice, the better it is in real life.”Crum sid every time Ketchikan has one of these drills, different issues come up. They figure out how to improve their response, so if – or when — real disaster strikes, they’ll be ready.last_img read more

Toshiba AITUC wing gets new president

first_imgPatancheru: Toshiba AITUC Karmika Sangham on Sunday elected G Sanjiva Reddy, all-India head of AITUC, as its president. Addressing a meeting of the union here, he pledged to be with the Toshiba workmen of the Rudaram unit.Addressing the meeting, AITUC district unit president Narsimha Reddy stated that HMS former president Ch Prasad, M S Pradhan(general secretary), Eswar Rao(working president)along with other leaders Nageswara Rao, Yellayya, Jatak, Sudhakar, ‘Electrical’ Raju, Kondal Rao had joined AITUC . He said that Sanjiva Reddy welcomed them into the organisation. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Sanjiva Reddy told the meeting that he had been running over 6,000 trade unions within and outside the country during the last 70 years. He pledged to fight for the cause of Toshiba Karmika Sangh/AITUC workers, while claiming that AITUC alone was capable of solving their problems. Later, he was felicitated by Toshiba workers. Among those present were TU leaders Chandramouli, Krishnayya, Ravi Naik, Samrat.last_img read more

How Scottish Independence Could Affect Scotch Prices

first_imgOn 18 September, Scottish voters will poll to decide their future. A simple aye/nay from them would answer the pertinent question: Should Scotland be a new independent state? If Scotland decides not to remain part of the United Kingdom in Thursday’s referendum, the price of Scotch whisky imported to India may shoot up. Whiskey lovers in India might have to shell out extra money to purchase Scottish Whiskey.At present, Scotland uses United Kingdom’s pound sterling to access its overseas deals, gets tax-free export with European Union and uses its bloc to deal with other nations.If Scotland succeeds in winning the elections against United Kingdom, their whiskey exports to India would likely add up the price of single malt.According to latest figures, India imported Scotch whisky worth £69 million in 2013 with 150% import tariff. India is the fourth-largest market for Scotch whisky by volume and 14th by value, so the Scotch Whisky Association has tagged India as a ‘star export performer’.A report by Scotch Whisky Association said that if Scotland votes for independence, its EU membership is not guaranteed. “Even a temporary interruption of EU membership involving exclusion from the single market or the customs union, if this were a consequence of independence, would be damaging and difficult to manage,” Hindustan Times quoted David Frost, chief executive of SWA.Frost added that Scotland could lose the use of pound sterling too. Ultimately, the detachment of Great Britain will have serious implication on exports, supply chains, pricing and competitiveness in Scotch whisky industry.Scotch whisky is exported to around 200 markets, following the poll, the taxation tariffs and detachment would increase costs to business, Frost added.If Scotland wins, both parts of Great Britain would be officially declared as independent nations on 21 March, 2016.last_img read more

HamMultiPlayer play multiple videos at the same time

first_imgHamMultiPlayer: play multiple videos at the same time by Martin Brinkmann on June 30, 2017 in Software – Last Update: July 11, 2017 – 6 commentsHamMultiPlayer is a free software program for Microsoft Windows computer systems that lets you to play multiple videos at the same time.The application uses mplayer and the MediaInfo library for that which means that it can play most video files out of the box. It is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 10, and is a portable program that you can run from any location on a Windows machine.The program’s has been designed for several tasks, including previewing videos, managing them, and watching multiple videos at once.HamMultiPlayerHamMultiPlayer’s interface displays a lot of panes and even more buttons by default. This can be confusing at first, but it all makes sense once you get past this initial wondering where to start phase.What you may want to do first is load some videos. You can use the browser on the right to do just that. It lists all drives and the folders, and you may have any folder scanned for supported video files to have them loaded all at once by the application.As far as loading videos is concerned, you do get options to filter the listing in various ways. You may filter by media file extension for instance, or by anything that you add in a free text field.The default layout displays eight videos that are loaded near the top, and one of them in the larger play area.What is particularly interesting about the layout is that you can play any of the videos on its own, or play them all at once instead.The media controls under each video thumbnail are linked to that video only, but the controls in the toolbar below the previews control them all. Once you select one of the videos for playback in the main pane, you get another set of controls just for that one.One of the strengths of the multimedia player is the ability to change the interface. When you open the preferences, you may add one or two additional rows of video thumbnails to the interface, or reduce the number of thumbnails displayed instead.Things don’t stop there though; you can change the default view mode to three other modes. There us dual view mode for instance which displays two videos in the larger pane in the lower half, or a full width mode that hides the folder browser.The program supports multi-monitor systems as well, and may display thumbnails only or a preview only on one of the connected systems.Another cool feature of HamMultiPlayer is that you can have it create thumbnail previews of videos. This captures screenshot of the video and displays them in the play area. This allows you to preview the video quickly, and even jump to any of the parts of the video with a click.Instead of loading multiple videos, you may also load a single video to divide it into multiple parts that are shown then as thumbnails in the application.There is a lot more that the software program supports. You can load an audio equalizer, change video characteristics such as brightness or contrast, increase or decrease playback speed, or make use of external decoders and programs.Use CasesSo what can you use HamMultiPlayer for? I think it is an excellent program that you may use for several things:As a creator, watch and compare videos or footage.As an analyst, to watch multiple video feeds at the same time, for instance videos that show different angles of a sports game or training.For security, as you can monitor multiple video feeds at the same time (not in real-time though).As a user, who wants to go through a collection of videos to find duplicates, remove videos that are no longer required.As a user who likes to watch multiple videos at once, for instance several Sports matches,VerdictHamMultiPlayer is a powerful multimedia player for Windows that you may use to play multiple video files at once on the system. Since it uses mplayer for that, it supports pretty much any video file you throw at the player. All in all, an excellent but specialized program.Now You: What’s your take on HamMultiPlayer?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 3 votes Software Name HamMultiPlayerOperating System WindowsSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Related Content 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. December 21, 2012 — Vacancy rates for radiation therapists declined in 2012, according to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ (ASRT) 2012 Radiation Therapy Staffing & Workplace Survey.Survey results showed that the vacancy rate for radiation therapists fell to 2.1 percent in 2012, down from 3.1 percent in 2011. However, the vacancy rate for medical dosimetry rose slightly from 4.9 percent to 5.1 percent during the same period. Vacancy rates represent the percent of positions that are open and actively being recruited.The staffing survey also provides information about the average number of full-time radiation therapists and medical dosimetrists working in medical facilities. The survey results show that the average number of medical dosimetry positions increased slightly from 2.1 per facility in 2011 to 2.5 in 2012. However, the average number of full-time radiation therapists has remained at 7.4 per facility since 2011.In addition to staffing and vacancy information, ASRT asked respondents about facility and personnel demographics, equipment use and their facility’s radiation therapy tattooing practices.More than 53 percent of respondents indicated their facility has a documented procedure for tattooing patients, and most said their facility uses a non-sterile marker to mark patients prior to tattooing. Nearly half of respondents said their facility uses a hand-held needle to tattoo patients, while others said they use a gauged needle, lancet or syringe. When asked what type of ink they use for tattooing, more than 70 percent of respondents indicated their facilities use non-sterile ink.The ASRT conducts staffing surveys each year, alternating between the medical imaging and radiation therapy practice areas, to monitor workplace and hiring trends in the radiologic sciences.“We’ve been monitoring radiation therapy staffing trends since 2005, so we understand the challenges stakeholders face in staffing issues,” said ASRT Chief Academic Officer Myke Kudlas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(QM), CIIP. “As a result, we hope that this data is helpful in their personnel budgeting and hiring decisions.”On Aug. 22, 2012, ASRT emailed the survey to 3,165 managers at U.S. radiation therapy facilities. At the close of the survey on Oct. 26, 2012, 503 respondents submitted completed questionnaires.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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 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.  Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more 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 Feature | December 21, 2012 Radiation Therapy Vacancy Rates Decline in 2012 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 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 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 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | 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 morelast_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | May 15, 2019 Clarius Releases Clarius Live Ultrasound Telemedicine Solution Clarius Mobile Health released a telemedicine solution called Clarius Live. The simple-to-use feature allows any… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | May 01, 2019 University of Toronto Partners With IMS for Emergency Radiology Simulation International Medical Solutions (IMS) and the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging have signed a… read more News | March 06, 2015 Purview Introduces Purview ViTA Data Consultation Platform Patient consult platform allows sharing of complete patient medical records, including images, for collaboration on diagnosis and treatment options News | Teleradiology | May 06, 2019 Chipmunk Health Chooses Philips HealthSuite for Telehealth Services Philips announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is… read more Related Content News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more March 6, 2015 —Purview announced delivery of Purview ViTA, a secure Web-based patient consult platform. The platform provides a HIPAA-compliant, secure environment for quick and efficient sharing of complete patient medical records, including medical images, with experts at healthcare facilities across the world, without having to penetrate secure firewalls or other restrictive technology. This platform is a result of the joint collaboration between Purview and Baltimore, Maryland-based PinnacleCare to support remote consults with healthcare providers for expert medical opinions on diagnosis and treatment options.The ViTA platform addresses the challenges associated with collection, organization and collaborative review of patient records when consulting with top specialists for expert medical opinions and second opinion services. ViTA enables PinnacleCare to more easily aggregate medical images, patient medical history and associated physician notes from multiple providers into one universal medical record to support physician collaboration for diagnosis and treatment recommendations and share these with healthcare providers.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | April 15, 2019 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Implements Change Healthcare Enterprise Imaging Change Healthcare successfully implemented its Radiology PACS (picture archiving and communication system), Image… read more last_img read more

Highway deaths increase in Costa Rica in 2012

first_imgStatistics released by the Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI) showed that highway deaths in Costa Rica are up from the same period in 2011.The number of deaths on the road totaled 177 in the first six months of 2012, 13 more than the previous year. The majority of the deaths were motorcyclists (50), followed by pedestrians hit by vehicles (38) and cyclists (18).Motorcycle deaths have been in the news frequently this year, and according to COSEVI, the number of deaths resulting from motorcycle accidents increased by eight in 2012. A press release by COSEVI implored bikers to wear a helmet, “even when traveling 200 meters to the bakery.”The release noted pedestrian deaths included instances of people walking through the streets drunk and being struck by cars. Other statistics showed that 46 of the highway deaths were due to speeding, while 20 more were a result of drunk driving. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

GPS Juniors focuses on teaching football to 4 and 5yearolds

first_imgGPS SEE / Valencia CF Cyprus football academy is gearing up to introduce at the start of the new 2018/2019 season, the ‘GPS Juniors’ training programme, which focuses on teaching football to boys and girls aged 4 and 5.The football academy which is based at the Keravnos athletic centre in Strovolos, Nicosia has already begun registration for the upcoming 2018/2019 football season, with training set to begin in early September 2018. The youngest age eligible to participate at the academy from the new season are children born in 2014.The ‘GPS Juniors’ program, which GPS / Valencia will introduce, is built for children born in 2014 and 2013. The youngest age group training is scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 16:10 and 17:10.Parents can opt for their children to attend all three training sessions, or less, depending on the availability of the child. Experts recommend two practices a week as a sufficient number for this age.The ‘GPS Juniors’ programme is designed specifically by GPS in the United States, for the particular needs of this pre-school age.The academy training takes place at the modern facilities of the Kostas Papaellinas sports centre in Strovolos, in football fields equipped with FIFA Star-2 Astroturf turf, in a ‘family friendly’ area with plenty of parking space.Under the guidance of Cyprus football legends Marinos Satsias and Stelios Okkarides, the GPS / Valencia coaches are all holders of UEFA license coaching diplomas, all speak good English and follow strict training on safeguarding, which are guidelines for the proper behaviour towards minors. All coaches must also present a clean criminal record.The complete training schedule for the new season is posted on, while information is also available by phone at 7000 8815.You May LikeLittle Fries10 Healthy Dog Breeds That May Save You Some Dollars On Vet CareLittle FriesUndoFresh EditsBehind The Scenes Of America’s Most Beloved ShowFresh EditsUndoNinjaJournalistRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her TodayNinjaJournalistUndo Bale’s China move called off by Real MadridUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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