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Fight for PSL 5th-8th places on

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ With their teams out of the title race, it’s down to pride and honor for national coaches Francis Vicente and Sammy Acaylar in Tuesday’s classification round of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Imus Sports Complex in Cavite.Vicente, mentor of the star-studded women’s team, will steer his Generika-Ayala against Cocolife at 5 p.m. in the round that would determine the fifth to eighth placers.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Flying V stays clean; Wangs scores Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Generika bowed to F2 Logistics in the quarterfinals, 25-14, 25-19, 25-17.Men’s squad coach Sammy Acaylar’s Sta. Lucia Realty faces Cherrylume at 7 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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CM urges youth to be disciplined & work hard

first_imgGuwahati, Jul 28 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged youths to be disciplined, dedicated and work hard so that they can reach the zenith of success in sports.”Sports competitions help in honing talents of the budding sportsman and also help in inculcating zeal and dedication necessary for being a good player”, the Chief Minister said while inaugurating the ninth Mini (U-11) National Roll Ball Championship here today.He also pointed out that parents and teachers have a great role in helping students in inculcating and nurturing love for sports and take it up as a career.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken several steps for creating a favourable environment for development and spread of sports, he said.The programme called Khelo India was an effort to develop infrastructure and encourage talents in the country and to project India as a powerful nation in the global arena, he said.Steps have been taken to develop sports complex in all villages in the country and this has been made to explore and encourage sports talents in the rural areas, Sonowal said.Roll Ball has had its origin in India and then it went on to become popular across the globe, he added. PTI DG RG LNSlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur disappointed with India’s loss to England

first_imgPakistan coach Mickey Arthur Tuesday said he was left disappointed that India failed to rise to the occasion and beat England in the World Cup, which would have bolstered Pakistan’s chances of qualifying for the semifinals.Pakistan were banking on neighbours and arch-rivals India, who were having an unbeaten run in the tournament before the match against England. Had India continued their winning streak it would have increased the chances of Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men to make the semifinals.However, set an imposing target of 338, India could only manage 306 for five to lose by 31 runs.”How they (India) played, again that’s the issue which we can’t control,” Arthur told reports here.”Obviously, I was following the game intently and was disappointed that India did not get up because that would have opened the door for us,” he added.The 1992 winners, who face Bangladesh in their final group stage match, have slim chances of reaching the knockout stage should England win their game against New Zealand.”Now all we want is to get to Friday with a real opportunity and our destiny in our own hands. I just hope New Zealand get it done for us,” said Arthur.England have 10 points, one more than Pakistan, and are back in the top four after the win against India.Also Read | Rohit Sharma 2nd batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to hit 4 hundreds in a single World CupAlso Read | India vs Bangladesh: Virat Kohli in furious argument with umpires after losing reviewAlso See:last_img read more

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LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMBERS WHO GAVE ALL HONORED IN CITY HALL CEREMONY

first_imgThe sound of bagpipes filled the city council chambers in City Hall Monday as local law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty were remembered in a memorial ceremony in Sioux City.A ribbon was pinned to a wreath for each of the eleven people whose names appear on the Law Enforcement Memorial monument outside of city hall.Corporal Jon Herman died in 1993 while serving with the Woodbury County Sheriff’s department.His mother, Kris Herman, who passed away last year, helped spearhead the effort to create the monument and ceremony.Tom Herman says this day is special in honoring his brother’s service and his mother’s efforts:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/BAGPIPES22.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….HUGE HONOR FOR US. ;16The ceremony is an emotional one for the families and the lawmen who attend, including Sheriff Dave Drew who was friends with Kris Herman and her family:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/BAGPIPES3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….DAY THEY FOUND OUT. :25Sioux City Police Chief Rex Mueller says it is important to honor and remember those officers and their families:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/BAGPIPES4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………MEMBER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. ;24In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week.Photos by George Lindbladelast_img read more

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Seventh heaven! De Bruyne returns again as City chase Liverpool

first_img🅰️ @DeBruyneKev ⚽️ @sterling7 pic.twitter.com/RP0SP1Gr1p — The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 6, 2019 City fought their way back into the title race without him on Thursday night but, if they are to catch and then overtake Liverpool, they will need him for the run-in. It was fairly argued back in August that while De Bruyne is a magical player, if any squad could cope without him it would be City’s. And that proved to be the case until injuries elsewhere took their toll.Few back then expected Liverpool to be such strong and impressive challengers, either, but there can be no doubt now that City will need to be at their very best if they are to claw back this four-point deficit. And for City to be at their very best, they need De Bruyne.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries. After the thrills and spills of Thursday night, this was a very different outing at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City, having boosted their title chances by beating Liverpool in the most dramatic of games, had a far easier time of it as they saw off Championship strugglers Rotherham United.Pep Guardiola named a strong team and it did a professional job, racking up a 3-0 lead by half-time and coasting to an eventual 7-0 victory.Guardiola is clearly taking this competition seriously and you would not be surprised if he wanted to maintain the momentum of Thursday night by ensuring things went to plan here, either. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Yet whatever team he could have chosen for Sunday’s game, Kevin De Bruyne would always have been part of it. He may have missed the Liverpool game but he will be a big part of all that comes next.Guardiola suggests his injury problems could even boost City as they enter the business end of the season.”I said many times how important Kevin is for us,” the Catalan said on Sunday. “Without him last season would not have been possible. We have done incredible in terms of results. We have an opponent [Liverpool] that has done better than us. That can happen. We were two seasons without Mendy, we do not have a substitute. We were sad, he was not there but we have to carry on.”He has been out a long time but perhaps that can help us. He is going to give us extra, the creativity in the final third, the fight.”City were doing just fine without him for four of the five months he has missed this season – they were top going into December, after all – but injuries to Fernandinho and David Silva over Christmas combined to ensure the champions were not as slick up front and not as resilient at the back. They dropped points and Liverpool took advantage.De Bruyne was actually involved as City fell to their two shock defeats over Christmas, results that put them so far behind Liverpool in the title race, yet he was nowhere near fit and he was not surrounded by his two most experienced midfield accomplices.Appearances against Crystal Palace and Leicester City may not have amounted to much in terms of results but it was vital game time as the Belgian geared up to face Liverpool in what was becoming a must-win fixture.Yet another set-back, minor compared to the two knee injuries he has suffered yet serious enough for him to miss City’s last two games, ruled him out of the big clash.It has been an incredibly frustrating season for him on a personal level.Man City celebrate vs RotherhamAs Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp plotted their moves, bringing on expensive substitutes to help wrest any kind of advantage, De Bruyne stayed out on the touchline warming up. When Guardiola finally decided to bring on Kyle Walker and Nicolas Otamendi to help deal with the Liverpool onslaught, he told his most influential player to sit back down on the bench.On Sunday, however, he was back, back in a starting line-up that could probably be trusted to win an FA Cup final, let alone a home clash against an out-of-sorts Championship side.Like previous outings this season – not just in December but at the end of October, before he picked up his second knee injury – this was just as much about getting minutes under the belt, again.A month ago City’s doctors didn’t expect him to be back to his best until February anyway, and that was before his recent set-back, so who knows when we will see the real De Bruyne. Yet there were signs on Sunday that his touch and his vision is sharpening up.He played 67 minutes against Rotherham and demonstrated those touches and passes that nobody else at City, perhaps nobody else in England, can pull off.At one point in the first half he controlled an over-hit pass with the top of his head, turned and darted past the man closing him down, free to charge into opposition territory. Unfortunately for him and anybody who would have liked to see it lead to a goal or even a chance, he proceeded to give the ball away by attempting one of his defence-splitting passes.There were plenty of other occasions when they did come off, however, and plenty more occasions when he got himself into position on the right-hand side and fired in crosses – high or low – begging to be put in the back of the net. Perhaps had Gabriel Jesus been a little sharper, they would have been.And surely in the coming months they will be. While the level of opposition has to be taken into account, De Bruyne looked far sharper here than he did against Everton in December, for example, when he came on as a substitute and was, understandably after so much time off, incredibly sloppy.That kind of performance was never on the cards and that became obvious when he weighed up his options on the edge of the box and played an inch-perfect pass to Raheem Sterling to open the scoring, and from that moment on it was a procession.Guardiola was delighted, especially so with his main man.”We spoke with him yesterday to play 65-70 minutes at ful intensity and do everything that is good for his rhythm,” he said afterwards. “He played an incredible game, created a lot of chances and he has the vision to see what other people cannot see. Last season he played an incredible number of minutes and this season it is just 400 mintues when everyone else plays 2000. Today he was our captain and he showed on the pitch why.”last_img read more

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India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to hit World Cup hundred vs Pakistan

first_img fine Leg ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 22 Mid on 0 covers All batsmen are considered right handed Mid Wicket c Yuzvendra Chahal b Kuldeep Yadav 0 Pakistan PAK ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) (40.0) 7 Scorecard All batsmen are considered right handed covers fine Leg 0 India covers 13/1 ( Imam 4.5 Overs) , Hardik Pandya H. Pandya Mid off Square Leg Series Status: Player Of The Match: Rohit Sharma view more view less 1 4.12 India IND 128.57 117/2 ( B. Azam 24 Overs) , 0 0 Mid off 1 Mid Wicket commentary 0 336/5 Babar Azam B. Azam b Kuldeep Yadav 212/6 advertisement No data available! Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL) Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA), Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Joel Wilson (WI) 4s 7 (40.0) Square Leg vs Fall of Wickets 0 India Bowling IND Bowling fine Leg 9 (40.0) 0 fine Leg 336/5 Mid Wicket Point covers 75 Point Pakistan batting PAK batting 1 Mid on 140 (113) 7 All batsmen are considered right handed 5.5 2 All batsmen are considered right handed Wahab Riaz W. Riaz third Man Mid Wicket Pakistan 52 m Point Top Bowlers Top Bowlers 46 2 57 Mid off Fakhar Zaman F. Zaman c Yuzvendra Chahal b Kuldeep Yadav 1 nb 1 covers Extras: 8 runs (B: 0, LB: 1, WD: 6, NB: 1, P: 0) Rohit Sharma (IND) R. Sharma (IND) All batsmen are considered right handed 77 (65) India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method) Point Mohammad Hafeez M. Hafeez c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya r view full scorecard 7 0 3 b Kuldeep Yadav graphs b Hardik Pandya 20 Square Leg 0 2 S/R 0 38.88 0 32 6s 6.5 0 Mid on lbw b Vijay Shankar Square Leg Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Mid oncenter_img Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah Hassan Ali H. Ali third Man Mid off 0 India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to hit World Cup hundred vs PakistanIndia vs Pakistan World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma hit his 24th ODI hundred and 2nd in World Cup 2019. Rohit and Virat Kohli are now the only Indians to score World Cup hundreds against Pakistan. Shoaib Malik S. Malik b Hardik Pandya 39 Mid off 40 0 212/6 (50.0) e/r 1 Mohammad Amir M. Amir 0 18 fine Leg 117.94 0 India IND 0 c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya 9 1 3.55 Toss: PAK elected to field 0 8 B Match Ended 14 2 Square Leg not out Akshay Ramesh ManchesterJune 16, 2019UPDATED: June 16, 2019 17:19 IST India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma became the second Indian batsman to score a World Cup hundred vs Pakistan (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma hit his 24th ODI hundred as India took on Pakistan at Old TraffordRohit is now the 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to hit a World Cup hundred vs PakistanThis was Rohit Sharma’s 2nd hundred in the 2019 Cricket World CupIndia opener Rohit Sharma continued his dream run in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a hundred against arch-rivals Pakistan in their big-ticket match at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday.Rohit Sharma is now the 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to score a hundred against Pakistan in a World Cup match. Overall, this is Rohit Sharma’s 24th hundred in ODIs and 3rd in World Cups.Rohit Sharma’s Manchester hundred (85 balls) is also the 3rd fastest by an Indian batsman against Pakistan in ODI cricket. Virender Sehwag, with his 80-ball hundred in Karachi in 2008, holds the record and he is also on the second spot (84-ball hundred in Kochi in 2005).HITMAN #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/IOTux8x4JlBCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 2019Rohit Sharma looked in imperious touch as he took the onus of taking the attack to the Pakistan bowlers in the first powerplay after India were sent in to bat. Rohit was dismissed for 0 in the Champions Trophy 2017 final which India lost but the seasoned campaigner showed no signs of nerves as he went about his job in a nonchalant manner.Rohit got to his fifty in just 34 balls, his fastest in ODI cricket. The India opener took Hassan Ali and leg-spinner Shadab Khan to the cleaners hitting massive sixes against them, much to the delight of the sea of blue at Old Trafford.Rohit and his new opening partner in ODIs, KL Rahul also became the first Indian pair to stitch a 100-run stand vs Pakistan in World Cup history, going past Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Sidhu’s record from the 1996 World Cup.advertisementIndia vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreRohit had helped India begin their World Cup 2019 campaign on a high as he hit an unbeaten 122 as India gunned down 228-run target with ease. Against Australia, Rohit hit a stylish 57 as he and Shikhar Dhawan bullied the Australian pace attack.On Sunday, Rohit Sharma was watchful against Mohammad Amir before he opened his arms against Hassan Ali. Rohit and KL Rahul became the first opening pair from India to post a 100 + opening stand against Pakistan in a World Cup match. Besides, Rohit Sharma once again overtook MS Dhoni in the race for most sixes in ODI by an Indian.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul break Tendulkar-Sidhu World Cup recordAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul break Tendulkar-Sidhu World Cup recordAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow Rohit Sharma third Man Mid on 2 1 Mid on Mid off third Man Square Leg wd Mid off (50.0) 82.66 212/6 0 fine Leg fine Leg 3/47 (10) 126/3 ( F. Zaman 25.2 Overs) , b Vijay Shankar Square Leg 8 48 o Vijay Shankar V. Shankar Pakistan PAK Mid Wicket – 22 Kuldeep Yadav K. Yadav 165/6 ( S. Ahmed 34.1 Overs) , 6 0 Next 0 0 Mohammad Amir (PAK) M. Amir (PAK) 3 Imam-ul-Haq Imam lbw b Vijay Shankar covers Mid on Virat Kohli (IND) V. Kohli (IND) Kuldeep Yadav (IND) K. Yadav (IND) Bhuvneshwar Kumar B. Kumar 84.21 2/32 (9) third Man Sarfaraz Ahmed (c)(wk) S. Ahmed (c)(wk) b Vijay Shankar not out Point w Super Over Shadab Khan S. Khan not out Mid Wicket 129/4 ( M. Hafeez 26.5 Overs) , 12 Match Ended Mid Wicket 129/5 ( S. Malik 27 Overs) , 0 third Man third Man Imad Wasim I. Wasim not out 142.85 5.2 30 Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal 8 44 All batsmen are considered right handed All batsmen are considered right handed Point ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 53 1 covers Point 7.57 R 1 62 2.4 0last_img read more

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Bus Service for Students to be Expanded

first_imgThe Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has committed $380 million for the roll-out of the Expanded Pilot Rural Transportation Project for the 2018/19 academic year.The Ministry committed $200 million for implementation of the first year of the programme in 2017.Now in its second year, the programme is being implemented in the rural sections of 12 parishes, excluding Kingston and St. Andrew.Speaking with JIS News during the first in a series of islandwide Parent Sensitisation Sessions organised by the Ministry, Coordinator at the Ministry of Education’s Safety and Security in Schools Unit with responsibility for the Project, Richard Troupe, said approximately 7,500 children on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) are to benefit from the programme.“For this year, we will be impacting 260 schools across 12 parishes. In our first year, our effort was 92 schools. This year, we are also focusing, in a big way, on primary schools, especially in the parishes of St. Mary and St. Ann,” the Minister said.These are students who have demonstrated strong interest in school and experienced difficulty getting to school due to high transportation costs.The programme is also open to schools identifying children with special needs for consideration. These children do not have to be on PATH.At the high school level, allocation for children is $300 per day, while primary school students are allocated $200 per day.Mr. Troupe said participating primary and secondary schools are now in the process of selecting children for the programme.“In some cases, it covers the full cost for the child’s transportation from home to school. In other cases, it provides a subsidy. At the high school level, it suggests that it is providing support of $57,000 for the year for the child, because it is for the entire school year (38 weeks) that we will provide this support,” he said.Mr. Troupe said where the cost of transportation is greater than the commitment made by the Ministry, parents will be required to pay the balance of the cost.Additionally, this year, the Ministry through select schools will be partnering with registered route taxis and bus operators to provide transport services for children living in these rural areas who experience difficulties accessing public transportation.This strategy, he said, will introduce diverse and increased transportation options for students within the sector.“One of the challenges we faced last year was the difficulty sometimes of finding a 15 or 13 (seat) bus to go into a remote district, so there were some children who would have been disadvantaged, because we could not find the capacity vehicle to go there. For the 2018/19 academic year, the Minister has agreed to have route taxis as part of the menu of service providers. So this year, we will have route taxis and bus operators that we have contracted,” he said.Mr. Troupe explained that schools are tasked with identifying route operators within the locale of the school that are of good repute.Service providers must meet several strict standards, including vehicles that are in good working order and are registered as public passenger vehicles.“The fact that we have been able to include in the fleet of transportation options now, route taxis, will make it possible for deep rural schools to come fully on board, because they do not have to rely on the bigger vehicles to be part of this initiative,” Mr. Troupe said.He said the Ministry maintains its partnership with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to deliver its school bus service to three major corridors in sections of Clarendon as well as with Montego Bay Metro Company Limited at the western end of the island.“The Ministry’s role is to standardise the programme to ensure that, even though there might be unique peculiarities in some parishes caused by issues like terrain, we are not compromising the quality and standard of the programme. It is rooted in the Safety and Security Unit, because this particular programme, in addition to providing access for children on PATH to education, it is about ensuring access to education and reducing the vulnerability and risk to children as they travel to school and back,” he said.The objectives of the programme include the provision of a safe mode of transportation, scheduled transportation for targeted schools, affordable transportation for students and improving the attendance of students in rural areas.last_img read more

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Indigenous board member accuses Dalhousie University of entrenched racism

first_imgHALIFAX – An Indigenous member of Dalhousie University’s board of governors says she was subjected to institutionalized racism at a recent meeting, prompting an apology from the board’s chairman who insisted Dalhousie is not led by racists.Kati George-Jim of the T’Sou-ke First Nation in British Columbia, a student representative on the Halifax university’s oversight board, says she was repeatedly interrupted, patronized and ignored at a meeting in June.When she spoke up — admittedly breaking rules that govern the meetings — George-Jim says she was harshly reprimanded by the board chairman, Lawrence Stordy.“The chair lost his temper. It was full-blown how you discipline a child,” she said in an interview Wednesday. “He was yelling and no one in the room stopped him or challenged him.”After leaving the meeting in tears, George-Jim wrote a six-page letter to the board reflecting on what she called systemic racism at Dalhousie.“The aggression I felt resonated through my body. I couldn’t breathe,” she said in the letter. “The antagonistic reaction I endured from the chair is what I have been struggling to grasp.”She read the letter at a board meeting Tuesday, something one board member said shows the university wants to hear her voice and work harder on equity, diversity and inclusion.“I welcomed the letter by Kati because we have to deal with these issues head on,” said Kevin Hewitt, an ex-officio member of the board of governors, chairman of the senate and associate professor of physics and atmospheric science. “We’re not putting our heads in the sand thinking this doesn’t exist.”“The fact that she was given an opportunity to speak uninterrupted is reflective of our efforts to deal with difficult issues of institutionalized racism and all the other ‘isms’ that are not unique to Dalhousie,” said Hewitt, who is African-Canadian. “She was provided with a platform and the time to express rightly her opinion on these issues … this is a positive step towards reconciliation.”Stordy said he apologized to George-Jim and that her views are very important to him, the board and the university at large.“I was sorry she felt disrespected and wanted to make sure she knew we wanted to hear her voice,” he said in an email. “I truly regret the unintended impact that my comments had on Ms. George-Jim.”Stordy said George-Jim was given the “unique opportunity” to speak at length at Tuesday’s meeting, and said her voice is important as the university continues on the path to reconciliation.The incident represents a blow for a university that has faced scandals in recent years.In late 2014, a group of male Dalhousie University School of Dentistry students were found posting misogynistic comments online about female classmates, a discovery that roiled the university for months.Dalhousie was rocked by another online scandal less than a year later, when an Instagram account called The Dal Jungle with sexual photos of female students was exposed.“The dentistry incident forced us to examine ourselves like in any crisis, and so the question of institutionalized racism was a part of those conversations that followed,” Hewitt said. “We have to work to become aware of implicit or unconscious bias that is a product of the society in which we exist.”While Stordy called George-Jim’s speech “powerful,” noting that it touched on a number of things including missing Indigenous women, he took issue with the suggestion that he discriminated against her.“No one on the board or in management is a racist obviously and we have promoted diversity tirelessly as a board strategic objective,” Stordy said.George-Jim, a fourth-year political science student, called the incident “probably the most overt form of discrimination I have ever felt in my life,” but stopped short of calling board members racist.“I’m not calling anyone racist,” she said. “Not one person is racist, it’s the system we work in and operate under.”George-Jim added: “It’s entrenched in Dalhousie in general. I sit on a room full of portraits of old white guys staring down at me.”Candace Thomas, a member of Dalhousie’s board of governors and a partner at Halifax law firm Stewart McKelvey, said great strides have been made to increase diversity among the university’s governing body.“The majority of people on the board are women, which is very unique when we look at university boards in Canada,” she said. “And we have other diverse voices within that.”Thomas, an African-Nova Scotian from East Preston, said she could not recall details from the June meeting, but said there was no yelling.“There was something that happened, and there was an apology made — a very sincere and honest apology,” she said. “I was a little surprised that it was still lingering, but those are her feelings.”Thomas added it’s essential for students to have a voice in the governance of the university, but that the board chairman needs to give all members a chance to speak and maintain order.Thomas said there are issues at large institutions, but that Dalhousie has made efforts to be inclusive.“We each have a voice at the board,” she said. “We’re all given an opportunity to speak at every meeting that I have been at.”Stordy, also a partner at Stewart McKelvey, said the board will continue to explore ways to make all members feel comfortable.“While we are committed to effective board governance, this commitment will not override the principles of inclusion and respect,” said Stordy.last_img read more

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Fed Chair Powell stresses importance of an independent Fed

first_imgFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the Fed’s independence from political pressure must be respected if it is to succeed in controlling inflation, maximizing employment and regulating the financial system.His remarks Friday came after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who President Donald Trump interviewed for the chairman post, said in an interview earlier this month with Politico that Trump did not appear to view the Fed as an independent body. He said Trump was direct about how he thought interest rates should be managed.Powell, in a speech in Stockholm, warned against taking that independence for granted given its recent success in keeping inflation low.“We must not forget the lessons of the past, when a lack of central bank independence led to episodes of runaway inflation and subsequent economic contractions,” Powell said in prepared remarks.Following Warsh’s comments regarding Trump, members of the Senate Banking Committee quizzed two of Trump’s nominees for the Federal Reserve Board, Richard Clarida and Michelle Bowman, about the importance of Fed independence.Both said yes when asked by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, whether they thought it was important for the Fed to remain free from White House influence. Clarida said that neither Trump nor any other member of his administration had said anything during his interviews that would be compromising to the Fed’s independence.“I had a number of meetings over several months with a number of officials, including the president, and in no meeting, at no time, did I ever have any reason to question the independence of the Federal Reserve,” Clarida said then.The double-digit inflation of the late 1970s is often blamed, in part, on then-Federal Reserve Chairman Arthur Burns, who was reluctant to raise short-term interest rates high enough to choke off inflation for fear of causing massive unemployment.Burns and other Fed officials were pressured by President Richard Nixon, who was leery of any political blowback from rising unemployment.Inflation remained high into the early 1980s until Paul Volcker, appointed Fed Chair by President Jimmy Carter, pushed short-term interest rates to nearly 20 per cent. That sparked a sharp recession, but it also reined in inflation.Powell spoke at a conference celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Riksbank, Sweden’s equivalent of the Fed.The Fed is also focused on making its actions transparent, Powell said, in order to bolster public support. That’s increasingly important at a time when “trust in government and public institutions is at historic lows,” he said.Research has shown that an independent central bank typically does a better job regulating banks and the broader financial system, Powell said.“There can be no macroeconomic stability without financial stability,” he said.___AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Delhi HC seeks JNU reply on plea for early hearing of contempt petition

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought JNU’s response on a plea by several women students seeking early hearing on a contempt petition filed against the varsity and a professor who is accused in a sexual harassment case. Justice J R Midha issued notices to the university, its vice chancellor, professor Atul Johri and Delhi Police on the early hearing application and listed the matter for consideration on July 2. The court also called for the records of the main petition on the next date. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe students sought early hearing after the court on May 3 listed the contempt as well as the main petition for hearing on October 31. In the main petition, the students have challenged the clean chit given by JNU’s Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to the professor. The ICC report of July 23 last year followed the high court’s May 29, 2018 direction to the committee to find out whether a prima facie case of misconduct was made out against the professor to suspend him from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaAdvocate Vrinda Grover, appearing for the women students, said there was urgency on hearing because the petitioners are scholars who will not be able to complete their PhD if not given access to the laboratory. She said the contempt petition has been filed against JNU, its vice chancellor and the professor for allegedly “wilfully disobeying” the earlier directions of the high court given in its orders of May 29 and May 2, 2018. The plea said the court had directed that Johri will have no access to a particular laboratory and the authorities will give complete access of the laboratory and separate keys to the students. It said the petitioners have learnt that on the request of Johri, the executive council of JNU in February allowed him access to the laboratory in School of Life Sciences and delegated teaching responsibilities back to him. The plea sought contempt proceedings against JNU, VC and Johri and that the resolution passed in the EC’s meeting be stayed.last_img read more

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In Sierra Leone UN envoy urges greater support for sexual violence survivors

“Additional resources are also required to strengthen the capacity of the judicial system in order to address the issue of sexual violence,” said Margot Wallström, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, who is visiting to the West African country where sexual violence was widespread during a decade-long bloody conflict in the 1990s.She underscored the need to prevent sexual violence as the country prepares for next year’s presidential and legislative elections.“Preventing sexual violence is particularly important as Sierra Leone is drawing closer to elections, a period during which sexual violence is often used against political opponents, especially in post-conflict situations.“I call on all people in positions of influence in Sierra Leone to speak up against the use of sexual violence as a tool of political intimidation and to do their utmost to put in place measures to prevent sexual violence from being employed to this effect,” said Ms. Wallström.She said that she understood that Sierra Leoneans and their Government wanted to look to the future and not dwell on the past, but the crime of sexual violence must not be forgotten.“Only a country thoroughly addressing the wrongdoings of the past can build a solid foundation for a successful and sustainable future. Additional resources are also required to strengthen the capacity of the judicial system in order to address the issue of sexual violence,” she added.She held discussions with the UN Country Team in Sierra Leone, as well as with representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), caregivers, survivors of sexual violence, and the Family Support Unit (FSU) of the police.Ms. Wallström also met with the country’s Solicitor General, the Chief Justice, the Minister and Deputy Minister of Gender Affairs and the Executive Representative of the Secretary-General, Michael von der Schulenburg, who is the head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Mission in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL).She also visited a reparations project for victims of sexual violence in the city of Makeni, where she spoke with various people dealing with the issue. 21 November 2011The United Nations official leading efforts against sexual violence in conflict today called for greater support for survivors of sexual abuse in Sierra Leone, saying they needed access to justice and assistance to reintegrate into society. read more

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Nuggets win 11785 in their biggest rout ever of Lakers

DENVER — Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley scored 20 points apiece, and the Denver Nuggets rolled to their biggest victory ever over the Los Angeles Lakers, a 117-85 rout on Tuesday night.The 32-point margin surpassed a 29-point win in 1993.Nikola Jokic added 14 points and Juancho Hernangomez had 12 for the Nuggets, who won their fourth in a row.Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points for Los Angeles, while LeBron James and Brandon Ingram added 14 apiece. The Lakers, who handed the Nuggets their first loss of the season in late October in Los Angeles, struggled to find their shooting touch against Denver’s defensive pressure.RAPTORS 122, GRIZZLIES 114MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 24 points and six assists, Fred VanVleet added 18 points and Toronto used a 3-point shooting burst in the fourth quarter to beat Memphis.VanVleet made all six shots on the night, including three from outside the arc in the fourth, when Toronto was 7 of 12 from 3-point range. Lowry was 5 of 8 on 3-pointers.Kawhi Leonard finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka scored 16 points as the Raptors won their sixth straight.Marc Gasol led Memphis with 27 points, making 10 of his 14 shots. Mike Conley added 20 points and six assists.PISTONS 115, KNICKS 108DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 30 points and Stanley Johnson added 21 to lift Detroit over New York.Reggie Jackson contributed 21 points for Detroit. The Pistons held New York to 40 per cent shooting from the field and led throughout the final three quarters.Allonzo Trier scored 24 points for the Knicks, who had won a season-high three in a row.The Pistons (11-7) are off to a solid start under new coach Dwane Casey, although nine of their victories have been against teams that currently have losing records.PACERS 109, SUNS 104PHOENIX (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds to play and Indiana with a victory over Phoenix.The Pacers, coming off a 33-point victory at Utah the previous night, had their hands full in a tight fourth quarter.After Bogdanovic’s long-range basket, Devin Booker’s attempt at a game-tying 3 barely rimmed out. Darren Collison’s two free throws wrapped up the scoring.Doug McDermott and Domantas Sabonis scored 21 points apiece for Indiana. Myles Turner added 16 and Bogdanovic 15.T.J. Warren scored 25 for the Suns. Booker was just 7-of-21 shooting but scored 20 points and had eight assists. Deandre Ayton had 18 points and 12 rebounds.HAWKS 115, HEAT 113MIAMI (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 18 points, Trae Young finished with 17 points and 10 assists and the Atlanta Hawks held off the Miami Heat 115-113 on Tuesday night to snap a seven-game road slide.John Collins scored 16 points, Omari Spellman had 14 and Kent Bazemore finished with 12 for the Hawks, who are 2-0 against Miami this season and 3-16 against everyone else.Josh Richardson led Miami with 22 points, but his potential winning 3-pointer with 3 seconds left — a wide-open look — bounced off the rim. Dwyane Wade scored 18 and Wayne Ellington added 15 for the Heat, who have lost six straight at home. It’s only the 10th time in the 31 years of Heat basketball that Miami has lost so many consecutive games at home.Bam Adebayo scored 12 for Miami, which got 11 apiece from Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside.The Associated Press read more

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Reeling Ohio State mens hockey team splits weekend series with Wisconsin

OSU senior forward Chad Niddery (19) gets pinned against the glass by Wisconsin freshman defenseman Jack Dougherty (4) during a game at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 13. OSU won, 2-1. Credit: Jordan Boone / Lantern photographerTimes have been tough for the Ohio State men’s hockey team, as the Buckeyes split a weekend series with Wisconsin, hurting their chances at earning a higher seed in the conference tournament.Going into the series, coach Steve Rohlik told the team he wanted it to play with a playoff mentality.“You know it’s all about getting better, and when we talk about playoff mentality, the NHL season is a long grind and you see what happens in the playoffs. It’s the ultimate sport to watch in the playoffs and I said, ‘That is the mentality you have to have,’” Rohlik said.But even with that mentality, the Buckeyes followed a 2-1 Friday win with a 3-2 loss on Saturday.The loss means the Buckeyes’ chances at a higher seed in the Big Ten Tournament have become slimmer. OSU is guaranteed a spot in the six-team tournament, but will likely have to face a top-three seed as the Buckeyes sit at fifth in the conference with eight regular season games to play.Senior forward Tanner Fritz said making a late-season push will come down to playing with pride and confidence.“(We are playing for our) pride. You have to play desperate hockey all the time and you want to go into the tournament with some confidence,” Fritz said. “It was a great opportunity for us tonight to get our first sweep, and we came up short.”Rohlik said he thought his team played with a bit of the playoff mentality in Friday’s game but didn’t feel the Buckeyes had the same approach going into Saturday’s matchup.“I talked to the guys after, I said, ‘You guys have to play desperate,’ and we talked about playoff hockey. Tonight’s performance was a different version of playoff hockey than I understand,” Rohlik said.With the offense falling short of the playoff mentality, the Buckeye defense stepped up and portrayed a bit of the desperation that Rohlik was looking for. After a total of 25 blocked shots against Wisconsin, the Buckeyes showed that they are willing to put themselves on the line for the puck.“If you’re in the lanes, you have to sacrifice your body for the team, and we talked about that and we have to continue to do a better job of that,” Rohlik said.With just four series remaining on the Big Ten schedule, including another against Wisconsin, the Buckeyes will be looking for the playoff mentality to become a part of their everyday game. Senior assistant captain Matt Johnson said there are no excuses for losing games.“We weren’t executing like we were supposed to, we strayed completely away from our game tonight,” Johnson said Saturday. “(It) doesn’t matter who we’re playing, we need to come out the same way every single night. We know our strategy and we know our game plan and we just need to stick to what we know.”OSU’s Friday win snapped a six-game losing streak. Junior forward Tyler Lundey and sophomore forward Nick Schilkey tallied the goals for the Buckeyes.“I liked the end result, but I didn’t feel we started out great,” Rohlik said. “We are just scratching the surface. It’s a big win for our team. Anytime you can walk away with a win, it’s a huge boost to the confidence.”The rolling confidence started out strong for the Buckeyes as they came into Saturday’s game, taking the lead early in the first period. But they were unable to hold on to the lead, going into the third period tied, 2-2. The Badgers added a third goal to thwart OSU’s attempt at a series sweep.Rohlik said the fast start might have been more of a hindrance than a positive.“It hurt us scoring the early goal because we just weren’t the same after that,” he said. “Even getting up 2-1, our execution tonight was off. We didn’t take care of the puck.”The Buckeyes will look to restart this week in practice ahead of a home-and-home series against Michigan on Friday and Sunday.“Now it’s just focusing on getting better; next week we have to continue to grind and get better. We have to fix our flaws that came out this weekend and start moving in the right direction,” Johnson said. read more

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Rutenka shoots 7m – ball goes in out VIDEO

← Previous Story Heiner Brand: “THW Kiel haven’t done anything for German Handball” Next Story → Aron Kristjánsson new Iceland coach! Barcelonadobojrutenka This shot will probably go in handball history. During the tournament in Doboj, Sergey Rutenka shot the ball into the out. While taking the 7m shot, the slipped from his hand and finished in the outline.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LrCfEHVqxE&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

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Geek deals Buy this Dell slim tower and LCD bundle for 529

first_imgFor those of us “in the know,” getting a new desktop computer setup is pretty simple. You typically need more than just comes with the tower itself, things like a monitor, wireless card, and printer are usually important parts of a typical computing experience. In some cases, you can find everything “in one box” at some of the big brick & mortar retailers. Otherwise, you’re typically left piece-mealing your system together. When you just need a solid PC to handle all the usual web/office tasks, it’s nice to be able to get everything in one place and covered under one warranty.That’s where PCs like this Dell Vostro 260s bundle from Dell come in. This deal comes with a new slim tower desktop, LCD monitor, wireless keyboard & mouse, and a $100 gift card good for anything at Dell’s website. Want a printer or need a wireless card for your desktop? The gift card gives you the flexibility to get what you need without spending more or getting things you don’t need.On the tech side, this PC setup is more than competent. It’s powered by a Core i3 dual-core processor, packed into a slim tower chassis that measures just 14 inches tall and 4 inches wide. The LCD monitor measures in at 21.5 inches with Full HD 1080p resolution. On top of that you get 15 months of Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security.If you consider the $100 gift card in the savings, this is one of the lowest priced bundles we have ever seen from Dell. This package is the perfect solution for someone who needs a full computer setup on a budget.Visit LogicBuy for the Dell Vostro 260s bundlelast_img read more

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Insecticide FNE dépose une nouvelle requête pour faire interdire le Cruiser

first_imgInsecticide : FNE dépose une nouvelle requête pour faire interdire le CruiserFrance Nature Environnement (FNE), organisation qui regroupe près de 3.000 associations écologistes, a annoncé son intention de déposer ce lundi une nouvelle requête pour faire interdire l’usage de l’insecticide Cruiser sur le colza. Vendredi, le Conseil d’Etat a rejeté un premier recours déposé, s’estimant incompétent. C’est donc cette fois vers le tribunal administratif que FNE entend se tourner.Le 28 juillet, le Conseil d’Etat a rejeté une requête déposée par France Nature Environnement (FNE) et l’Union nationale de l’apiculture française (Unaf) pour obtenir l’annulation de l’autorisation d’utilisation du pesticide Cruiser sur les semences de colza. Le Conseil s’est déclaré incompétent, mais l’organisation écologiste n’entend pas s’arrêter là. Jean-Claude Bévillard, le vice-président du FNE, a annoncé auprès de l’AFP son intention de déposer un nouveau recours, cette fois devant le tribunal administratif. Toutefois, déplore-t-il, obtenir une décision avant la période des semis semble de plus en plus compliqué.À lire aussiQuand 30 frelons japonais s’en prennent à un essaim de 30.000 abeilles (Vidéo)C’est à la fin du mois d’août que doivent commencer les semis. Or “si on tient compte du délai nécessaire pour enrober les semences, il est certain qu’on n’est plus dans des délais sereins pour obtenir une décision de justice. On est déjà dans la zone rouge”, alerte l’association. Le ministère a accordé cette autorisation d’utilisation du Cruiser sur le colza le 3 juin dernier. Une décision “très tardive”, qui pousse Jean-Claude Bévillard à se demander “s’il n’y a pas là une stratégie de mettre tout le monde devant le fait accompli”.Dans un communiqué publié à la veille de l’audience du Conseil d’Etat, Claudine Joly, chargée du dossier à FNE, rappelait que “le colza est la plus grande culture mellifère de France”. Ainsi “d’ici quelques semaines, près d’1,5 millions d’hectares seront semés dans nos campagnes. Nous étions déjà très inquiets lorsque le Cruiser avait été autorisé sur le maïs, mais là les risques prennent une ampleur considérable” expliquait-elle.Le 1 août 2011 à 16:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Teslas Elon Musk and the SEC have reached an agreement report says

first_img 9 Photos Elon Musk and the SEC finally put aside differences and came to an agreement on what the Tesla CEO can and can’t say. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The extended battle between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission finally reached a head earlier this month when a Federal judge ordered that the two parties “put on their reasonableness pants” and come to an agreement on what Musk needs to have approval to post on social media.As early as Friday morning, both parties sought an extension to the judge’s initial two-week timeline, but according to a report published late on Friday by CNBC, Musk and the SEC have come to terms and have submitted documentation to the court outlining them. Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tesla Tesla pulls the wraps off its Model Y crossover SUV 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Car Industry Electric Cars Car Culture The quick version of what it says is that Musk needs to have the approval of a specialist securities lawyer — which Tesla has to pay for — to say anything in written form or on an earnings call that relates to topics like production numbers, delivery numbers, mergers and acquisitions or new business lines (like leaf blowers, for example).If that seems kind of like what he agreed to the first time Musk and the SEC reached a settlement post-“Funding secured” that’s because it is similar. This is just in a more clear and easily enforceable language.Now, whether it will actually work and whether the internet’s newest meme lord will be able to keep himself under control remains to be seen.Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Share your voice Tags More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 0 Elon Musk Teslalast_img read more

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Political Roundup LastMinute Election Tactics and Ending Birthright Citizenship

first_imgThe final days before any election bring with them a certain degree of nonsense – final attacks from and against candidates, worries (some justified, some not) about voting irregularities, and steps taken or words spoken by elected officials and challengers alike to motivate their base.In the audio above, we walk through some recent developments and explore what’s behind them with the help of political analysts Nancy Sims and Jon Taylor in the Houston Matters weekly political roundup. Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /11:53 Xlast_img read more

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CMS Announces Final Changes Cancellations of Mandatory Bundled Payment Models

first_img Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Related Content News | Orthopedic Imaging | December 21, 2017 CMS Announces Final Changes, Cancellations of Mandatory Bundled Payment Models Administration cancels episode payment models and cardiac rehabilitation incentive payment models, reduces scope of Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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We anticipate announcing new voluntary payment bundles soon,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.In the final rule, CMS is reducing the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in CJR from 67 areas to 34 areas. As part of the agency’s ongoing commitment to addressing the unique needs of rural providers, CMS is also making participation voluntary for all low-volume and rural hospitals participating in the model in all 67 geographic areas. This regulation also includes an Interim Final Rule with Comment Period, in which CMS is establishing and seeking comment on a final policy to provide flexibility in determining episode costs for participant hospitals located in areas impacted by extreme and uncontrollable circumstances, such as the major hurricanes of 2017.CMS is also finalizing the cancellation of the hip fracture and cardiac bundled payment and incentive payment models – the Episode Payment Models and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model – that were scheduled to begin on Jan. 1, 2018. Not pursuing these models gives CMS greater flexibility to design and test innovations that will improve quality and care coordination across the in-patient and post-acute care spectrum, according to the agency.Moving forward, CMS expects to increase opportunities for providers to participate in voluntary initiatives rather than large mandatory bundled payment models. The changes in the final rule will help position the agency to engage in future voluntary efforts.For more information: www.cms.gov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. Photo by Greg Freiherrlast_img read more

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Costa Ricas early release of 240 inmates convicted of aggravated robbery sparks

first_imgNo related posts. A total of 240 of the 331 inmates selected by Costa Rica’s National Institute of Criminology (INC) to be released in coming days from various Costa Rican prisons were convicted of aggravated assaults, the daily La Nación reported on Wednesday.Those 331 are part of 370 convicts who must be relocated from various prisons throughout the country following a ruling by San José judge Roy Murillo that aims at reducing overcrowding at San Sebastián Preventive Prison, south of San José.Murillo based his ruling on the fact that San Sebastián, established to house inmates serving preventive detention while awaiting trial or sentencing, currently has the country’s highest rate of overcrowding at 79.5 percent.At a press conference on Tuesday following President Laura Chinchilla’s weekly Cabinet meeting, the president attributed the origins of the situation “to successful work by police, judges and prosecutors to get criminals off the streets.”According to data from the country’s prison system, Costa Rica’s prisons have a capacity for 10,046 inmates, but the current population is 13,800.Of the 331 inmates proposed by the INC, 73 percent were convicted for aggravated robbery, 18 percent for sale or possession of drugs and 9 percent for scams, reckless driving, theft and other minor crimes.Justice Vice Minister Jorge Rodríguez told La Nación that officials analyzed every case of robbery to establish the severity of the crimes. “The country’s Penal Code considers a robbery as aggravated if committed by two or more people, if violence was used, or if a firearm was used. So we excluded the most violent inmates,” Rodríguez saidHe added that inmates were excluded if they were convicted of sexual offenses, murder, human trafficking, drug trafficking, organized crime or domestic violence.But one of the prisoners released is Darío Navarro Grijalva, who left a prison in the Pacific province of Puntarenas last week. On Monday, he was arrested as a suspect in the murder of a restaurant owner in that province last Friday. A six-month preventive prison sentence is now added to his previous conviction, and he awaits a new trial for murder and aggravated robbery.Judicial Investigation Police Director Francisco Segura said he is concerned about the situation: “I would expect the INC study to be as detailed as possible to avoid recidivism of people being released.”Judge Murillo’s ruling earlier this month ordered the Justice Ministry’s prison system to relocate the inmates, adding that “if there is no room at other prisons, prisoners closest to finishing their sentences should be released.”He also warned he would file charges at the Prosecutor’s Office against all officials involved if his order was ignored. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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