first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has removed K K Sharma, retired BSF director general and a 1982-batch officer of the Indian Police Service, as the Special Central Police Observer for Bengal and Jharkhand on Thursday. He has been replaced by Vivek Dubey, a 1981-batch officer of the Indian Police Service.The Special Central Police Observers oversee the deployment of the Central Forces during elections and other security-related issues. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsSharma will be the Special Police Observer for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. However, no explanation has been given by the ECI over Sharma’s transfer. Earlier, the Trinamool Congress wrote a letter to the ECI seeking its intervention over the appointment of Sharma for his alleged connection with the RSS. While addressing the media to release the election manifesto of the TMC, party chief Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday: “I have respect for the Election Commission of India but how could they send an officer who is so close to the RSS. Such actions force people to question the integrity of the ECI.” Banerjee showed a photograph of Sharma in uniform attending a meeting of the RSS to the mediapersons as well.” On Thursday, Dubey replaced Sharma. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayTrinamool Congress has also sent a letter to the ECI against R K Mitra, retired joint secretary of the Home Ministry for trying to manipulate the Central Forces and use them to canvas for the BJP. Mitra’s wife is contesting with a BJP ticket in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. “Though he is a retired officer of the Home Ministry but he continues to serve the department on a contractual basis and is involved in the deployment of the Central Forces,” Banerjee had said on Wednesday.last_img read more

The three-day meeting in Accra, Ghana, which began yesterday, seeks to review progress of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, which was signed by 100 donors and governments in March 2005.Positive steps have been taken since then, “but not enough to meet the 2010 targets set in Paris,” said Lennart Båge, President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “We must do more, and we must do it faster.”He pointed to new hurdles stemming from soaring fuel and food prices, which will be exacerbated by climate change. A further 100 million people will drop into poverty, while 850 million people are hungry worldwide. In a little over a decade, a further 50 million will face food insecurity due to climate change.“Given the urgency of the situation, failure to meet the Paris commitments is not an option,” Mr. Båge stated.The IFAD chief stressed the need for countries to “have the will and the leadership” to take ownership of their development and underscored the importance of donor support through incentives.But he warned that weak institutions and limited participation by donors and others could thwart nations’ attempts to take control of creating development strategies. “Changing organizational behaviour – within donors and partner countries – is an essential element in improving development effectiveness,” he added.Yesterday at the Accra event, the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the European Commission (EC) underlined the need for governments and donors to make bigger strides in address gender inequality to successfully combat global poverty.“Over a billion women worldwide continue to be trapped in poverty,” UNIFEM Director Inés Alberdi told participants.“Where women can’t thrive, national development strategies and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals [MDG] are in jeopardy. There can be no aid effectiveness without a focus on gender equality.” 3 September 2008As more than 1,000 ministers, authorities and representatives of aid agencies gather to discuss development targets, the head of the United Nations rural agricultural arm today called on the international community to speed up action to boost aid effectiveness. read more

“Remarkable progress has been made in eliminating the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war, but more work is required,” senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) official Neil Buhne said in launching the 2011 edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects.The combined 2011 budgets for 238 projects in 29 countries and territories total $498 million, of which only $131 million have been secured as of last month, leaving a $367-millon shortfall.Mr. Buhne, Director of the Geneva Liaison Office of the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, noted that more than 65 countries are affected by landmines or explosive remnants, which claimed nearly 4,000 casualties, a third of them children, in 2009. “Landmines and explosive remnants of war also take a heavy toll on people’s livelihoods, countries’ economic and social development, and international peacebuilding efforts,” he said. UN support ranges from building the capacities of national mine action institutions to backstopping humanitarian relief initiatives and ensuring the safe deployment of peacekeepers and UN political missions. Clearance activities account for 36 per cent of this year’s shortfall, while projects covering multiple elements such as capacity building and coordination amount to a further 55 per cent.“With International Mine Awareness Day coming up on 4 April, the urgent and compelling need to protect civilians from landmines and explosive remnants of war is rightly attracting media attention,” UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Director Maxwell Kerley said. “We must continue to raise awareness about the impact of these indiscriminate weapons.”The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of such weapons in countries or territories with mine action programmes, providing proposals for projects and detailing their costs. The largest funding gap is for Sudan, which has requested the largest amount – $71 million. The smallest amount requested is for the occupied Palestinian territory – $494,000.Seventy-one agencies, including UN bodies, governments and international or national non-governmental organizations (NGOs), submitted proposals. Many projects will help remove and destroy cluster munitions, teach people how to stay out of harm’s way, and assist victims of these devices in countries such as Cambodia, Chad, Laos, Lebanon, Tajikistan and Somalia.Fourteen United Nations departments, programmes, agencies and funds are involved in mine action. The portfolio is published jointly by the UNMAS, UNDP and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 18 March 2011The United Nations today appealed to the world community to make up a huge shortfall in this year’s nearly half-billion-dollar programme to clean up mines and other remnants of war, which claim thousands of victims annually long after the conflicts that spawned them have ended. read more

by Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Posted Dec 9, 2016 7:03 am MDT Last Updated Dec 9, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent will step down from that role next year and be succeeded by the company’s No. 2 executive, at a time when people are drinking less sugary soda including its flagship Coke drink.Chief Operating Officer James Quincey, long expected to become the next CEO, will take over leadership of the world’s largest beverage maker on May 1, the company said Friday. Kent will remain as chairman of the board.Quincey, who’s worked at Coca-Cola for about two decades, has led its drive to cut down the sugar in its drinks and said Friday that he’ll continue to do that as CEO. He also said he’ll keep pushing for more low-calorie beverages and for offering soda in smaller cans and bottles.He said he wants to “stay relevant” with customers by continuing to “digitize” the business, selling Coca-Cola’s drinks online, through food delivery companies and any other platform customers go to in the future.“The iPhone didn’t exist when Muhtar became CEO,” Quincey said.The Atlanta-based company has been diversifying its drinks to try to adapt to changing tastes. U.S. sales volume for regular Coke is down 14 per cent over the past decade, according to the industry tracker Beverage Digest, while Diet Coke’s volume is down 29 per cent.So last year Coca-Cola rolled out nationwide a milk drink called Fairlife that it said had more protein and less sugar than regular milk. It also makes Sprite, Fanta and Dasani water, and has invested in options like bottled teas that have bigger growth potential.The company is in the midst of selling off its bottling businesses to independent companies who will handle the bottling of sodas and its other drinks. This means less revenue, but fewer costs, for Coca-Cola as it focuses on selling syrups and concentrates to the bottlers as well as expanding its brands. Coca-Cola’s annual revenue has fallen in the past four years and Wall Street analysts expect revenue for the current year to fall about 5 per cent from the year before. In October, the company said its third-quarter profit fell 28 per cent.Quincey, 51, spent much of his career with the company in Latin America and was named president and chief operating officer last year. Wall Street analysts said they had expected Quincey to be promoted to the top job, but some thought it would be announced early next year.Analysts at Stifel said “job one” for Quincey is to improve revenue growth. Shares of The Coca-Cola Co. rose $1.06, or 2.6 per cent, to $42.04 in afternoon trading Friday.Kent, 64, will continue as chairman of the board after he steps down as CEO. He has been CEO for more than eight years and first joined the company nearly 40 years ago.Coca-Cola is the second beverage company to announce a CEO change in the past several days. Last week, Starbucks Corp. said Howard Schultz will step down as CEO next year and stay on as the coffee chain’s executive chairman.Change is also coming to Coca-Cola’s board. It had said Thursday that Howard Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, would retire from the board and not seek re-election next year. Analysts at Bernstein were concerned it could signal that Warren Buffett, whose holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is Coca-Cola’s largest shareholder, could sell Coke stock.Warren Buffett didn’t mention his stake Friday but said he was pleased with the CEO succession plans.“I know James and like him,” Buffett said in a statement, “and believe the company has made a smart investment in its future with his selection.”___This story has been corrected to say that Kent has been CEO for more than eight years, not seven. Coca-Cola names Quincey as next CEO, Kent stays as chairman The Coca-Cola logo appears above the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Coca-Cola said Friday that CEO Muhtar Kent will step down as CEO next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer James Quincey. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) read more

Convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky maintains he is innocent of all charges and remains determined to clear his name, insisting he has always been faithful to his wife, Dottie, his defense lawyer said.Sandusky, the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach, was convicted Friday on 45 counts of child sex abuse charges in a case that reverberated college football for the graphic nature of the victims’ testimony.Sandusky has been confined to jail since then to await sentencing, while his attorneys vow to appeal the verdict.Sandusky faces a maximum penalty of more than 400 years in prison when he is sentenced.“He would like to be exonerated,” Sandusky attorney Karl Rominger said Monday after visiting his client in a Pennsylvania jail.“The main reason is he wants the public to know he’s not guilty, but the most important reason is he wants to maintain his innocence for his family’s sake,” Rominger told Reuters. “He really feels that (the conviction) is an insult to his wife, who he has loved and been faithful to all these years.”Dottie Sandusky posted bail for her husband when he was arrested last fall, accompanied him to court and testified on his behalf.Victims testified that some of the sexual abuse took place in the Sandusky home, but Dottie Sandusky testified that she never saw or heard any inappropriate conduct between her husband and the young boys who came over to the house.Sandusky’s attorneys have said they plan to appeal on a number of grounds, including their assertion that they lacked adequate time to prepare for the case, and because prosecutors were allowed to present as evidence an inaccurate version of a television interview Sandusky gave to NBC News before the trial.Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said on Monday that contrary to issues raised by the defense, the former coach received a fair trial and prosecutors expect to prevail on any appeal.“As far as the timing, the judge made it clear from the beginning to all the parties that he intended to move this case along quickly,” Kelly said on CNN.“We were anxious to have this case brought to a conclusion so that the defendant who was not in custody during the process … so we could move to have his bond revoked.”Rominger also said Sandusky was not suicidal and is anxious for a psychiatric evaluation to determine him mentally healthy enough to receive visits from family and friends. read more

first_imgAt first glance they look like entirely different cities – one its skyline dominated by church spires and palaces, the other a modern tangle of skyscapers and tower blocks.But a rare 7ft print showing a panorama of London almost exactly 300 years ago, which has come up for sale as part of a collection of pictures of the capital, shows that, if anything, little has changed.The work by Johannes Kip, a Dutch artist who moved to London following the accession of William of Orange and Mary, was originally intended to be published around 1715 but delayed first by the Jacobite rebellion and later a rift at the heart of the Royal Family.Intricately detailed, it shows the view from Buckingham House, which would later become Buckingham Palace. London-sky And across the river, a row of nondescript wharves or warehouses stand on the spot now dwarfed by the London Eye while a windmill sits on the edge of the Thames, taking the place of today’s trendy bars. The work is expected to fetch £60,000 as part of a sale of 150 prints of London through Daniel Crouch Rare Books.It was originally dedicated to Caroline of Ansbach, the then Princess of Wales and future queen.She and her husband the Prince of Wales appear in a coach directly behind that of the prince’s father George I, in what Kip originally intended as a display of loyalty.But his plan came unstuck amid a bitter rift between father and son, which prevented him publishing the work for another five years until they were reconciled.“This is a magnificent early panorama of London with a wonderful history,” a spokesman for Daniel Crouch Rare Book, which is handling the sale, explained.“The print itself is a fantastic work of art, at the time it was the largest panorama of the capital ever produced.“The story about the prince and the king meant Kip had to delay its publication a number of times.“It’s a fascinating story.” It includes men playing what appears to be cricket on the edge of the Mall; a herd of deer dashing across Green Park towards Piccadilly, where now the only herds are shoppers, and a fleet of London cabs making their way around what is now Horseguards – on foot of course.  In the centre, St James’s Park is immediately recognisable, although the rectangular edges of its lake have since been softened by landscaping. At one end a group of maids sit on stools milking cows – on a spot where the only milking done today is that of tourists.To its right, Westminster Abbey stands in its medieval form, still 30 years before the distinctive towers designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor would be completed.  Next to it is Westminster Hall, itself unchanged but now overshadowed by Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The same view todayCredit:Jason Hawkescenter_img Westminster Hall and Abbey with Lambeth Palace across the riverCredit:CrouchRareBooks/BNPS Westminster Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgTransferring files between different devices has been made much simpler through the use of the cloud and cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Instead of needing a cable or WiFi access to get files off or on to a device, you can instead save them to a cloud service and have them available everywhere.Not everyone wants to or can use such services, though, and what if you have a file you want to share with a specific group of people? Fujitsu believes it has an answer to this problem, and has figured out a way to transfer files using a camera.Fujitsu has created a piece of software that can be installed on a PC that both monitors the content being displayed as well as collecting information that identifies the PC, such as its IP address. That information is then converted into microscopic light signals the human eye can’t see, which are projected on to the screen.A mobile device also running Fujitsu’s software can then use its camera to look at the PC display and read that superimposed signal. In so doing, a secure communication link can be automatically established and data transferred between the two devices.Fujitsu says the file transfer system will work regardless of what is being shown on a display. For example, you could capture an image with your phone, point your camera at your PC’s display, and the image appears on your PC a few seconds later. Or, you could have a Powerpoint presentation open on your PC, point your smartphone camera at the screen, and the presentation gets transferred to your phone.The only limiting factors are that the device must have a camera and must be able to run Fujitsu’s software. As most gadgets now come with a camera, Fujitsu just has to work on shipping the software to all the popular mobile platforms. The system also works with most displays, including projectors.Where this technology comes into its own is when trying to share information quickly with large groups of people. For example, imagine you are giving a talk to a room full of people and want to share your slides with them. Rather than giving them a URL to visit, you could instead just tell them to point their phone/tablet at the projection of the slides at any point during your talk to download them. There’s also going to be uses for this in advertising, and the tech seems to be an extension of the invisible video watermarks we heard about last year, which are meant to work a lot like QR codes.Fujitsu will now continue to work on the technology in a bid to speed up the transfer of files before commercializing it in 2014.There’s sure to be a security issue with such a system as the handshake between the two devices seems to be automatic. So someone could transfer a malicious file to a PC from their phone without ever physically interacting with the machine. But Fujitsu will surely implement some safety measures allowing a user to controls if and when file transfers happen.More at Fujitsu including a video of the system in action.last_img read more

first_img‘Irish people were not as comfortable with the English as they are today’ Journalist and author Colin Young chats to The42 about Jack Charlton’s place in Irish football’s history. Share Tweet Email1 Source: Paul Dougherty/YouTubeYoung agrees with Quinn’s portrayal of Charlton as a unifying figure in a time of enormous strife for the country at large.I don’t think he was apprehensive about taking the Ireland job. It is written in my book and others that it kind of came by accident and he certainly didn’t apply for the job or anything like that, but once he got it, I don’t think he had any qualms about politics and religion and that sort of stuff.“I travelled to Ireland around about that time as well — not many people did it. Things that you take for granted now, two flights a day from Newcastle with Ryanair, that just didn’t and wouldn’t have happened back then. The Troubles were at their height and to a certain extent, the games against Northern Ireland lay testimony to that.I don’t think Jack ever worried about that side of things. He had one conversation in his whole time as Ireland manager about politics and religion and realised he was way out of his depth.“The best thing he could do was just manage the football team to the best of his ability, not get involved or embroiled in any of the stuff that is going on in the background. But by being the way he was, by being successful and by being the first Protestant manager, by being very Geordie, which is actually quite close to Irish people and Irish culture, people embraced him and it was never really an issue.But undoubtedly, one of the things I came across with people in the book such as Niall Quinn — some of the people I would have loved to have interviewed are some of the politicians that Jack got involved with, because they jumped on the bandwagon to a certain extent, but they also recognised the power that he had over certain people.“He was a real source of good, as Niall said, one of the founder members of the Peace Agreement. He undoubtedly brought down a hell of a lot of barriers where Irish people realised English people are not that bad, and vice versa.”After leaving the Ireland job aged 60, Charlton had offers to return to management. Both Celtic and Wales were reportedly keen on appointing the World Cup winner at various points, but ultimately for Charlton, nothing quite seemed as attractive as managing the Boys in Green. Source: CuChoileain/YouTubeAnother factor in the experienced coach’s thinking was the fate of the legendary former Celtic manager Jock Stein, who suffered a heart attack on the bench during a 1985 Scotland-Wales World Cup qualifier at Ninian Park and subsequently died in the stadium’s medical room. Charlton did not want to ‘die in the dug out,’ as his close friend effectively had.I suspect, once he had got to the age of 60, semi-retired, taking a few months or weeks off, once he got into that lifestyle again with the hunting and the fishing and the fact that it’s highly unlikely he would have had to have paid for much in Ireland after the success he had, I guess he just got sucked into retirement and very much enjoyed it. And he’s definitely one to enjoy life and not be troubled by things,” Young adds.The journalist and author began work on his Jack Charlton biography about a year ago before its publication last September, after encouragement from the legendary manager’s son John, who was having trouble getting the star’s autobiography with former Irish Times soccer correspondent Peter Byrne reissued.Charlton contributed the foreword to the new book and met up with Young on a number of occasions prior to its release.While suffering from bad memory loss in recent years, rumours of Charlton’s ill-health are untrue and at 82, as far as Young is aware, the footballing legend is fine “apart from general flu-type old men illnesses” that he occasionally suffers from.Moreover, for all the wonderful memories that Young and Charlton provide over the course of the book’s 200-plus pages, its most poignant image is arguably reserved for the prologue.Jack and (his wife) Pat Charlton were only the seventh and eighth people to be presented with honorary Irish passports.“Irish president Mary Robinson presented them to the pair at Áras an Uachtaráin.Every country needs inspiration and leadership, heroes and heroines,” President Robinson told them, ‘…and you, in your time, provided it.’“Jack and Pat then travelled to a reception hosted by Tanaiste, Dick Spring at Iveagh House, where the official presentation of the documents was made.The couple received their Irish passports on Sunday, December 8, 1996 less than a year after his resignation as Ireland team manager. ‘This is one of the best days of my life, maybe even the best,’ Jack declared. ‘I am conscious of the honour which has been conferred on Pat and myself, and we both feel privileged and proud.’”Jack Charlton: The Authorised Biography is published by Hero Books. More info hero.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Saturday 10 Jun 2017, 8:00 PM Jack Charlton with An Taoiseach Albert Reynolds in 1993. Image: INPHO 17 Comments Short URL Jack Charlton with An Taoiseach Albert Reynolds in 1993. http://the42.ie/3435936 Marriage of Fancy Dan and Plain Jane brings out the best in the Boys in Green>Saudi Arabia apologise after not observing minute’s silence for London victims> Image: INPHO Jun 10th 2017, 8:00 PM By Paul Fennessy A press conference called to announce the appointment of Jack Charlton as manager of the Republic of Ireland on 12 February 1986. Source: INPHOCharlton became, and remains to this day, by far Ireland’s most successful manager ever. He oversaw two World Cup qualifications (1990 and 1994) as well as getting the team to the European Championships once (1988) although they were desperately unlucky to miss out on the same competition four years later — the Irish side exited at the Euro ’92 qualification stages despite not losing a game, as England finished one point ahead of them.But beyond the mere football results, Charlton was a hugely important figure within the context of Irish history. Frequently pictured with politicians such as Albert Reynolds, an English World Cup winner agreeing to take the Ireland job when the Troubles were at their height was a bold and controversial move that ultimately paid off handsomely.Niall Quinn — not only a legendary player on these shores but also one of football’s great storytellers — best summarises Charlton’s profound impact on Irish life at a deeper level than a mere sporting milieu.Jack Charlton started the Peace Process and he was responsible for the start of the Celtic Tiger era in Ireland,” the former Arsenal, Man City and Sunderland striker says. “And he did it just by being himself.”Quinn continues: “If you go back to when he took the job, it was unthinkable for an English manager to come into our game in Ireland and do what he did. Why?Because English people weren’t comfortable coming to Ireland, so it was a big step for him. And Irish people were not as comfortable with English people as they are today and there was an underlying suspicion of them. We were brought up to believe that as kids. I was 14, 15 when the hunger strikes were going on and there were black flags outside houses in the street and everybody in Ireland said Margaret Thatcher was the devil. That was only five years before Jack came, and it had not cleared up by any stretch of the imagination.“It was a risky move for him but one that he took absolutely full on and embraced from day one. He dealt with any political suspicions really well, and in his way. He was blunt and won the people over, not by launching a PR campaign, but by just being himself. Look at the way he asked for a light after he’d been given some shocking abuse by the crowd in Belfast (during a Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland World Cup qualifier).It calmed them down because he was laughing it off and dealing with it as only he could.” “Once the (successful) Iceland tournament had taken off and he got his ideas in place and people started to have a laugh and enjoy his company, which undoubtedly a lot of the players did, (his tenure gained momentum).The man is unique in terms of his take on life and his enjoyment and basically ‘the craic,’ he loves it. I think he just saw that as a strength. If the sports scientists had been around back then, I’m pretty sure he still would have decided that he was right and if you wanted to have a couple of pints after a game, (you could) crack on.” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated at 22.48TOMORROW WILL BE a significant day in Irish football for two reasons.Firstly, the Boys in Green take on Austria in a vital World Cup qualifier with a win likely to greatly enhance Martin O’Neill’s side’s chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.In addition, Sunday will represent 22 years to the day since what is generally remembered as the beginning of the end for Irish football’s golden period.Like their modern counterparts, Jack Charlton’s team had begun their qualification campaign for Euro ’96 campaign remarkably well. A 1-0 home defeat of Portugal put them top of their group and looking well set to reach the tournament in England.It was hoped that the humiliating 0-0 draw away to Liechtenstein was a freak one-off result — after all, luck had totally deserted Ireland that day, as they failed to score despite 40 attempts on goal and 16 on target. Source: sp1873/YouTubeIt was the next game, however, when the alarm bells truly started to ring. Remarkably, it was the same venue, date and opponents as tomorrow — just as they are now, Ireland were favourites then against Austria, but an ageing side could not hold their one-goal lead, and the visitors ran out deserved winners, registering three goals in the final 20 minutes. Source: sp1873/YouTubeDespite still reaching and ultimately losing a qualification play-off against Holland at Anfield, Ireland never really recovered from that initial damaging Austrian loss and Jack Charlton ultimately stepped aside as manager in the wake of the Dutch defeat, just under a decade after taking the job.In football terms alone though, Jack Charlton had done so much for Ireland, who had never qualified for a major tournament before his appointment was officially announced on 12 February 1986.Prior to the Geordie coach’s arrival, the Boys in Green reaped the benefit of some superb players over the years and had come close to qualifying on more than one occasion. There had been several promising moments under Charlton’s predecessor, Eoin Hand. Nevertheless, despite the considerable strides made under Hand and John Giles before him, the reign of the former ended in deeply dispiriting fashion.The Irish side were beaten 4-1 by Denmark, meaning they finished second from bottom in their 1986 World Cup qualifying group. Hand resigned, having come so close in the previous World Cup qualification campaign where Ireland missed out to France on goal difference. Suddenly, it felt as though the Boys in Green were as far away as ever in their bid to reach the promised land of a major tournament.Charlton, however, after a surprise and in many ways farcical appointment process, brought with him a gameplan that would revolutionise international football.Indeed, in ‘The Charlton Years’ documentary, the English manager claims his side effectively invented pressing, though they called it “putting people under pressure,” a term Fifa supposedly ignored as they did not want to acknowledge Ireland’s fundamental role in this increasingly popular strategy, at least according to the Ashington native. Niall Quinn was a key player for Jack Charlton’s Ireland team. Source: INPHOPlaying with such intensity, coupled with a long-ball game tailored towards two tall, physically imposing and somewhat interchangeable strikers in Niall Quinn and Tony Cascarino made Ireland a force to be reckoned with across Europe.What was also vital though was ironically an aspect of the Englishman’s management that he would partially be criticised for in retrospect.Once he took over, Charlton sensed morale was low in the Irish squad. One problem, he believed, was the lack of cohesion within the team. After training, players would seldom spend time together, instead preferring to meet up with their families for any spare hours they had. Charlton changed this bad habit, arranging cinema trips and various other methods of team bonding. Star players were no longer calling the shots, with each squad member treated as an equal. The former England international’s relatively lax attitude to alcohol also ensured players enjoyed the international break.I’m sure that sports scientists and the medics would have a field day if they tried to get hold of the Irish players dietary requirements during some of those periods, but what Jack recognised early on was that there were clearly splits in the camp and that had a detrimental effect on the team and on the squad and the fact that so many world-class players prior to him taking over had basically failed to get Ireland to a major tournament,” Colin Young, author of ‘Jack Charlton: The Authorised Biography,’ tells The42.“There was undoubtedly a rich vein of players playing at the highest level, who for some reason, were not entirely performing so well for their country and within the camp were some very strong characters who ruled the roost a little bit too much. The football and playing for Ireland almost took second place.Jack, from day one, the first friendly he took over, he observed it, and the second friendly, it never happened again in terms of players turning up, going and joining their families and not staying at the team hotel. Choosing after training when they were in the vicinity of the squad and the hotel — all those things stopped.“And one of the things he undoubtedly recognised, as John Anderson who he was at Newcastle with said, was he wanted a club environment for the Irish team. He went out of his way to ensure that representing Ireland the week of international football was enjoyable.He liked to drink himself. He enjoyed doing it as a player and never saw the real harm in it. Him and Billy Bremner would go for a couple of pints on a Friday night at their local in Leeds the night before a game at Elland Road.“Once Don Revie found out, he called them into the office and said: ‘What are you playing at?’ And Jack said: ‘Look, I’m just sat with Billy, game of cards, couple of pints and we’re home by half-past 10.So he let him get on with it. And Jack very much took that man’s attitude to drink, man’s attitude to preparations and so on and said: ‘I want the Ireland camp to be enjoyable for those that come in so that they want to come in and be part of this adventure’. 25,042 Views Follow us: the42.ielast_img read more

first_imgStay on target CRISPR-Modified Babies Cursed With Short LifespanScientists Uncover New, Smaller CRISPR Gene Editor The Chinese researcher claiming to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies is missing.He Jiankui (HEH JEE’-an-qway) made headlines recently when his lab allegedly used CRISPR technology to alter the DNA of twin girls born in November.He appeared in Hong Kong last week at the second International Summit on Human Genome Editing to defend his actions as “safe and ethical”—and has not been seen since.Some news outlets have suggested the scientist was brought back to Shenzhen by former employer Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), where he is being kept under house arrest.The university on Monday dismissed those claims, telling South China Morning Post that “Right now nobody’s information is accurate, only the official channels are.”“We cannot answer any questions regarding the matter right now,” a spokeswoman said. “But if we have any information, we will update it through our official channels.”Branded by some as “China’s Frankenstein,” He reportedly revised embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments. Only one pregnancy has so far been confirmed successful, though another may be on the way.The announcement, “leaked unexpectedly” by the Associated Press, set the scientific community alight; an angry mob of researchers carried proverbial pitchforks and torches, calling He’s conduct unethical.SUSTech, from which he is on non-paid leave from teaching through January 2021, was “deeply shocked” by the news, making it clear the project was conducted off campus and without official approval.An independent committee is expected to review the incident and release its results to the public.China’s National Health Commission also wasted no time ordering an inquiry into the claims.“For the sake of people’s health and scientific principles, NHC will follow the matter closely and make public the investigation results in a timely manner,” the agency said.He is facing an investigation by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, which has ordered him to cease all research, according to the Morning Post.In its current form, CRISPR/Cas9 is poised to become the gene-editing tool of the future.The technology, which works like a word processor’s cut-and-paste function, is banned in the United States; Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in 2016 named the process as a potential weapon of mass destruction.That hasn’t stopped rogue Chinese researchers like He, though.But maybe something (or someone) else has.More coverage on Geek.com:New Genetic Test Lets IVF Patients Screen Out Risky EmbryosCan This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?Is CRISPR Gene Editing Doing More Harm Than Good?last_img read more

first_img John Cena Vin Diesel Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman WhatsApp Videos Articles Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Videos Articles John Cena doesn’t get answer from UndertakerDuring last night’s RAW in Atlanta, John Cena again did not get a response from The Undertaker after continuing to challenge him to a match at WrestleMania this Sunday.An excerpt from Mike Tedesco’s RAW recap:“Cena shrugs his shoulders and says this is four weeks straight of an entire audience pouring their hearts out for The Undertaker. Undertaker doesn’t have the common courtesy to do a damn thing. Undertaker can ignore him all he wants, but the second he ignores the people.. he’s a Dead Man walking. Cena says it’s obvious he left his hat in the ring, but he left his balls at home. A “Cena” chant fires up. Cena’s music then hits, and he leaves the ring.”As of now, the match is still not yet official and would mark the first time Undertaker could end up answering an open challenge for the first time ever at WrestleMania.WrestleMania Kickoff Show matchesIt was also revealed during last night’s RAW that three matches have been confirmed for the WrestleMania Kickoff Show this Sunday beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 CT).This includes Mustafa Ali vs. Cedric Alexander to crown a new WWE Cruiserweight Champion, the annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and the first ever WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal.As reported over the weekend, the show is expected to run seven hours overall.Here’s what YOU can see THIS SUNDAY on #WrestleMania Kickoff starting at 5e/2p!– @CedricAlexander vs. @MustafaAliWWE for the @WWE #Cruiserweight Championship– #AndreTheGiant Memorial Battle Royal– @WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal pic.twitter.com/aNtdGUYzt4— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 3, 2018 Google+ Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 80.61%0:03Remaining Time -1:02 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Twitter Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Now Playing Up Next Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Charlize Theron Now Playing Up Next Facebook The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morninglast_img

first_imgInter Milan’s chance of signing Luka Modric from Real Madrid is slipping away, according to Sky Sports.The Croatia international chances of joining the Italian side are looking very slim due to the closure of the Italian transfer window on Friday evening.Reports in Italy suggests that the player’s representatives have been in confrontation with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez over his refusal to let him leave for Italy.Modric is keen to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in search of a new challenge but Perez is reluctant to let him leave especially after the team’s 4-2 defeat to rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA SuperCup on Wednesday night.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.The transfer window of the Italian Serie A closes on August 17 by 19:00 BST, which means Inter have less time to complete the deal.The Croatia captain is expected to keep behaving as a professional despite his desire to move to the San Siro, as it stands only a change of heart by Perez would see him leave the club.Inter have been monitoring Modric since the start of August, and are keen on bringing him to the San Siro this summer.Modric who won the best player of the tournament at this summer’s World Cup came off the bench during Madrid’s loss in the SuperCup on Wednesday night.last_img read more

first_img CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Meet Brinno’s Duo cam. Brinno Brinno’s Duo Smart Peephole DoorCam replaces your existing peephole to keep an eye on your front door.  The startup says its DoorCam is simple to install and can be retrofitted to doors with peepholes. Rather than recording a video clip when the motion sensor detects activity, the Duo cam is supposed to take a picture. Images are stored on an SD card. You should get a push alert and an email when the camera senses activity, too, so you can see who’s at the door. 16:33 Security Cameras Security Other cool stuff Share your voice CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Now playing: Watch this: CES Products 9 Photos 0 Post a comment Tags Everything we’ve seen at CES 2019 (so far) 9 home security systems you can install yourself Best home security devices 9 home security systems to keep watch when you’re out Peephole security cameras are becoming increasingly common. Ezviz’s Lookout cam, displayed at CES last year, has similar functionality. The idea is that these devices can be used by folks living in apartments with peepholes — they’re supposed to be easy to install, too, avoiding the need for doorbell wiring or any other more permanent solutions.  The best of smart home at CES 2019last_img read more

first_imgAmaravati: The state government has taken a firm decision to demolish Praja Vedika, a building that was constructed at a cost or Rs 5 crore by the previous government through the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) as an extension to the residence of former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for holding official meetings and party meetings. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, addressing the District Collectors’ meeting on Monday said: “This is the last meeting being held here as this structure was built in violation of the rules. And this building would be demolished. The drive against illegal structures would begin with the demolition of this structure.” “I have convened the conference in this place to show how things are going to change from now onwards and I order the demolition of all illegal constructions beginning with this very structure. Also Read – Event management students of SPMVV exhibit talent Advertise With Us This is the strong message I intend to convey to the people. Had such a violation been carried out by some ordinary citizen, things would have been different. Why these double-standards. There should not be different yardsticks to different people. Law is same to everyone and an irregularity should be dealt with firmly, however big the person may be in the social and economic stature,” Jagan said Advertise With Us The Collectors’ conference, the first after the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) formed the government in May, was scheduled to be held in the state Secretariat but the government announced on Friday that it will be held at Praja Vedika. The next day the officials took control of the premises. The dramatic developments came at a time when Naidu, the president of the main Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), is holidaying abroad with his family. Reacting sharply to Jagan’s decision, the TDP called it vendetta politics. Claiming that the structure was constructed by the government as per the rules and regulations, the Opposition alleged that the Chief Minister ordered its demolition so that their leader does not get it. They said the government needs to clarify if it would also demolish all other buildings constructed on the riverbed. There are about 20 such constructions spread over 18 km, they said. Most of these buildings, they said were constructed during the Congress regime. Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan said the government should prove its sincerity and demolish all illegal buildings. If it stops with the demolition of Praja Vedika it would mean that it was resorting to vindictive politics.last_img read more

first_imgGuntur: Municipal Corporation deputy commissionerD Srinivasa Rao distributed school bags and T-shirts to students at a programme held at GMC Primary School at Brodipet first lane in Guntur on Thursday. Speaking on this occasion, he urged the students to avail of the facilities provided by the GMC and study well to come up in life. He was happy to distribute school bags and T-shirts and urged the students to do hard work. He thanked Dr TV Rao for taking initiative to distribute school bags and T-Shirts to the students. GMC officials were also present.last_img

first_imgFor the first time in its history, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) clocked revenues over Rs 10,000 crore, when it registered a figure of Rs. 10,825 crore for the financial year 2015-16. The revenues jumped 17 percent from Rs. 9,285 crore in FY 2014-15.The record growth in revenues could be attributed to low fuel prices, which has resulted in an increase in the number of passengers. Profit after tax (PAT) surged 30 percent to Rs. 2,537 crore (FY16) as compared to Rs. 1,959 crore in the year ending in March 2015, Business Standard reported.”We have been consistently clocking impressive numbers. The growth in the number of passengers and freight helped us. This will help us in our projects, as we don’t take a penny from the government,” Sudhir Raheja, the Chairman of AAI, was quoted as saying by the publication.The airport operator earns its service revenues by charging user developmental fees and passenger service fees on flight tickets.”AAI’s revenue will continue to grow as long as there is a need for air travel and travel is still at affordable levels,” Mark D Martin, the Founder and CEO of aviation consulting firm Martin Consulting, was quoted as saying by the Hindu.AAI was granted financial autonomy in 2008, which gave it the right to invest in projects and to form joint ventures. There are 475 airports in the country currently, of which AAI manages 125 airports, 95 of which are operational.AAI owns 26 percent stake in Delhi and Mumbai airports, which are managed by the private companies, GMR and GVK, respectively. The stake reportedly accounts for 60 percent of AAI’s revenues.According to the public-private partnership agreement, the Delhi International Airport Ltd. and the Mumbai International Airport Ltd. have to respectively share 45.99 percent and 38.7 percent of the revenues with the airport operator every year.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

first_imgHigh-CourtThe High Court on Sunday fixed Monday to deliver an order on a writ filed challenging the government’s decision to send BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia back to jail from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) and seeking her readmission, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and justice Rajik Al Jalil fixed the date after hearing on the petition with supplementary information about Khaleda.Earlier on 13 November, the HC fixed 15 November to deliver its order on the writ.However, the HC on Thursday asked to submit the supplementary information.A J Mohammad Ali stood for Khaleda and additional attorney general Murad Reza for state.Nowshad Jamir filed the writ on 11 November with the concerned bench of the High Court.The BNP chief was admitted to BSMMU on 6 October and was sent back to jail on 8 November.Khaleda was lodged in the old central jail on Nazimuddin Road after she was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on 8 February.On 4 October, the HC directed the government to immediately admit Khaleda to BSMMU and form a new five-member medical board for her treatment.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… The biggest news out of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con may not be any specific movie announcement of trailer tease. Instead, this week’s comic book movie bombshell is that writer/director James Gunn has been fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, a movie he had already finished scripting, after being targeted by a right-wing harassment campaign dredging up old tweets with his well-known “controversial” sense of humor.This sucks given how valuable Gunn’s personal artistic vision has been in reimagining those previously Z-list characters into a multi-million dollar branch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And as Disney is poised to control even more of media now that Comcast has dropped out of the Fox buyout, it’s more important than ever for the near-monopoly to actually support the people that make these #brands so succesful, instead of caving in to the absolute worst losers online.A long time ago, a very cool writer and director named George Lucas resisted studio meddling and made a movie called Star Wars. Like nearly all films, Star Wars was the result of many talented collaborators, collaborators Lucas should’ve listed to more when making later films. However, Lucas’s original personal vision was instrumental in creating a film that led to a franchise Disney paid over four billion dollars for.Unfortunately, Disney’s handling of Star Wars so far suggests they have forgotten the moral of Star Wars’ origins: empower talented young filmmakers to make the movies they want to make. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are two of the most talented working directors around, turning objectively awful ideas like The Lego Movie and a raunchy 21 Jump Street reboot into modern classics. And for months of shooting, we thought they were doing the same thing on the set of the terrible-sounding Han Solo origin film. However, that won’t be the case, since Lucasfilm fired the duo from the film releasing in less than a year. Everyone’s favorite narrator Ron Howard then stepped in to make sure that Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian and the rest of this pointless prequel make it onto movie screens just days from now in Solo: A Star Wars Story.This isn’t an isolated incident. Drama involving Star Wars directors is almost routine at this point. JJ Abrams clashed with producers on the direction of The Force Awakens’ script. Gareth Edwards’s Rogue One underwent numerous reshoots, resulting in a film that felt reassembled after the fact. After his Fantastic Four debacle, Josh Trank got booted from his Star Wars spin-off before it even got started. The awful Book of Henry has folks suspicious of Colin Trevorrow involvement in Episode IX. So far only The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson has made it through the Star Wars machine with his creative vision intact, and was promptly punished by idiotic fans for it.Why can’t Disney just let their directors do their job and direct?The modern franchise blockbuster movie-making machine is very much a throwback to the producer-driven Studio System from the birth of film. More than ever film was a business, with the creatives acting more like mercenaries brought on by producers to fill specific roles. And a lot of fantastic, hugely important and influential films got made during their era of the art’s history.But few would argue against the 1970s as the greatest era of artistic American filmmaking. And a lot of that resurgent creative energy was due to the wider acceptance of auteur theory, the idea that directors making films to express their singular vision was the way to make movies that could really say something. Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were all products of this way of thinking, and the sheer quality of their output I think proves its effectiveness.The problem is the quality of the film is tethered to an individual. Tyler Perry making endless awful movies born from his own brain is hilarious and harmless, but that’s unappealing to studios looking to minimize risks with movies that must make a billion dollars to break even. Studios swapping out directors can also be the right decision creatively as well as financially. We’ll never get to see the Wonder Woman film Michelle MacLaren would have given us, but we know the one by her replacement Patty Jenkins is pretty spectacular.Still, time and again the struggles between directors and the mega-studios controlling the franchises seem to be struggles between artists making their art and companies making their product, to be somewhat reductive. The problem is exacerbated now as films must congeal into bland, sorta funny sorta actiony shared universes where none can be particularly unique lest the precious house style by violated.In this System, the auteurs aren’t the directors but the producers like Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy. They are the ones with the creative vision that trumps all others. But unlike directors and writers, producers’ primary concerns aren’t making individual pieces of art but rather managing the larger #brand. They’re talented people.Forget Star Wars, look at all the visionary directors the Marvel Cinematic Universe has burned. Edgar Wright spent almost a decade working on Ant-Man before it was stolen from him. Patty Jenkins got kicked off Thor 2, which turned out so great. Joss Whedon would rather put a gun to his head/direct Justice League before directing a third Avengers. James Gunn is the only singular creative voice to last a full trilogy, and I suspect that’s because his cosmic Guardians of the Galaxy adventures are so disconnected he can do basically what he wants, for now. Lord knows what I’ll do if Ryan Coogler isn’t allowed to fully express himself with Black Panther.In this neo Studio System, the auteurs aren’t the directors but the producers like Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy. They are the ones with the creative vision that trumps all others. But unlike directors and writers, producers’ primary concerns aren’t making individual pieces of art but rather managing the larger #brand. They’re talented people. They weren’t responsible for The Mummy.But they perpetuate a soulless process, a corporate machine that grinds folks up for daring to have the creative vision that made them attractive to the project in the first place. The Star Wars machine should be begging for Lord and Miller to do their thing with Han Solo, not punishing them (and their folded socks) for it. But the movies make billions and audiences passively enjoy them so what do I know about art and business.Again, filmmaking, especially when it comes to huge, tentpole, Chinese-funded films, is a collaborative process. Everyone from directors to producers to grips make valid contributions. But it’s no mistake that the best franchise films, like, say, Spider-Man 2 or The Dark Knight, are the result of directors saying what they want to say and having the studio support their voice. Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and any other machine (as well as all the misguided fans who put their faith in the machine rather than people) should remember that their films are only cool when creative artists are allowed and encouraged to make them cool.View as: One Page Slides1/81. The cast of the Han Solo movie before the directors were fired months into shooting.2. If Lord and Miller could make The Lego Movie awesome and not pointless, why would you fire them from your Han Solo movie?3. A long time ago, a very cool writer and director named George Lucas (seen here) resisted studio meddling and made a movie called Star Wars. Given all the director drama, the Disney folks in charge of Star Wars now didn’t learn the right artistic lessons.4. Auteur theory gave us legends like Steven Spielberg, but the studios controlling big franchises like Star Wars struggle with the idea of giving directors creative control.5. Edgar Wright spent almost a decade working on Ant-Man before before Marvel pulled the plug since Wright’s style didn’t “fit” with the MCU. Lame.6. Not all auteurs with total control are great, though. Consider Tyler Perry.7. After being replaced by Alan Taylor on the bad Thor sequel, Patty Jenkins replaced Michelle MacLaren to make a fantastic Wonder Woman debut film.8. No matter who directs it, a Han Solo origin film is just a bad idea.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more 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 May 30, 2017 — According to a new study presented at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting, the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department (ED) ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist. The work, conducted by researchers at the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, was named an ACR 2017 Gold Merit Abstract Award recipient in the Advocacy, Economics and Health Policy category.The researchers used 5 percent Medicare data files from 2009 through 2014 to identify patients in the ED setting where the patient underwent an initial ultrasound examination. They determined whether the initial ultrasound was interpreted by a radiologist or a nonradiologist and then summed all additional imaging events occurring within 7, 14 and 30 days of each initial ED ultrasound. The differences in the mean number of downstream imaging procedures for radiologists and nonradiologists were calculated.“We found that radiologists still interpret that vast majority of ED US [ultrasound]. Of 200,357 ED ultrasound events, 81.6 percent were interpreted by radiologists and 36,788 by nonradiologists,” said Van Carroll, M.D., MPH, a radiology resident at the Brookwood Baptist Health Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program.Carroll and his colleagues discovered that across all study years, ED patients with ultrasounds interpreted by nonradiologists underwent 1.08 more imaging studies within seven days, 1.22 more imaging studies within 14 days, and 1.34 within 30 days of the initial ED ultrasound event. For both radiologists and nonradiologists, the volume of subsequent imaging decreased over time. Despite that decline, differences in follow-up imaging between radiologists and nonradiologists persisted over time.“While the causes of this difference are not clear, the previously documented higher use of limited ultrasound examinations by nonradiologists or a lack of confidence in the interpretations of nonradiologists may potentially explain this increase in follow-up imaging examinations,” said Bibb Allen Jr., M.D., FACR, a co-author and chair of the Neiman Institute advisory board.Allen added that further analysis will be necessary to fully elucidate the causes of the discrepancy, since resource use will be a critical metric in federal healthcare reform.“Since emerging federal health reform includes cost and resource use as part of the Medicare Quality Payment Program, emerging patterns of care such as point of care ultrasound should include resource use in outcomes evaluation. Efforts toward improving documentation of findings and archiving of images as well as development of more robust quality assurance programs could all be beneficial.”ACR 2017 – The Crossroads of Radiology took place May 21-25 in Washington, D.C.For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Related Content Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. 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Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 | Ultrasound Imaging | May 30, 2017 Follow-Up Imaging Less When Radiologists Read Emergency Department Ultrasounds Neiman Institute study suggests lack of confidence in diagnostic interpretation of nonradiologists News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more last_img read more

first_imgBy Constantinos PsillidesSTATE doctors will decide tomorrow whether they will go through with a scheduled strike on Monday, according to a statement issued by their union PASYKI.After a meeting with Health minister Phillippos Patsalis yesterday, the PASYKI board decided to put the matter before a members’ general assembly at 6pm.The strike, announced earlier this week, was decided after PASYKI accused the minister of misleading them when he promised in summer that their demands would be met.In a statement following yesterday’s meeting, Patsalis noted that all issues have been resolved and that there were no misunderstandings between the two sides.PASYKI had demanded assurances that no temporary doctor would be out of a job once the National Health Scheme (NHS) is implemented, that a moratorium on promotions would be lifted, that they would be paid for overtime in 2014 and that the ministry will put in a place a new overtime pay mechanism.Patsalis pledged that no doctor will be left on the street and that he has already submitted a report to the Finance ministry explaining the necessity of lifting the promotions moratorium.“As far as the overtime pay goes, the state has allocated a €800,000 fund and all that remains is to iron out the details. We consider this matter to be closed. The ministry has also pushed for the total overtime pay budget to be increased by €3m and it will be paid according to a plan devised by advisory firm Deloitte. This was done at the request of PASYKI and is also in agreement with the ministry’s wishes. The new overtime pay plan will be completed soon and brought to the ministry for approval,” Patsalis said.The minister added that all of PASYKI’s demands were met and that a strike would be unnecessary. “Patients already have enough problems to deal with. Waiting lists at public hospitals has increased due to the financial crisis and it would be a shame if they were left without care over a busy day like Monday,” he said.Patsalis stressed that PASYKI has no grounds to justify a strike since “I don’t believe there is much more that the ministry can do to show the doctors that it respects, recognises and is willing to solve their problems.”He also addressed the allegation that doctors are being kept in the dark regarding the final form of the NHS.“No legislation will be brought before the House of Representatives if all interested parties are not in agreement.We will discuss the NHS with all unions and will strive to keep our schedule, however hard that is. That is why I call upon all interested parties to come forth with their proposals and remarks so we speed up the process.”Implementing a National Health Scheme was one of the requirements set by the troika of lenders. Patsalis has pledged to fully implement it by July 2016.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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