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1st or 2nd Best Middle Blocker ‘doesn’t matter’ for Oliver Almadro, title-seeking Ateneo

first_imgUST legend Venus Bernal proud of Sisi Rondina, feels it’s the Tigresses’ year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almadro said that he explained it to Madayag and that his graduating middle blocker understood what happened.“First or second Best Middle Blocker, it doesn’t matter. At least, we got one and that’s what we’re thankful for that one of our players were still recognized,” said Almadro Saturday just before the start of Game 1 of the UAAP Finals between University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAteneo fans cried foul after Doria was given the higher nod than Madayag after a couple of sports reporters, who cover the UAAP questioned the awarding process.Doria was second in blocking with an average of 0.69 blocks per set or a total of 37 kill blocks but it was Madayag who led the league, numbers-wise, with 0.86 kill blocks per frame and a total of 44 kill blocks. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Almadro said it’s not a big deal for them if Madayag was the first or second since they’re more concerned with the championship than with anything else.“It’s not a big deal, the important thing for us is the championship,” said Almadro, whose Lady Eagles are searching for their first title since 2015.“What we want is to become the champion. If there’s an award on our side, then, that’s just a bonus.”ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro cleared the air following the unwarranted controversy surrounding this season’s individual awards.National University’s Roselyn Doria was named the first Best Middle Blocker while the Lady Eagles’ Maddie Madayag took home the second Best Middle Blocker plum of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

Novak Djokovic Says He Played Like Machine in Lucas Pouille Rout at Japan Open

first_img atpjapan openNovak Djokovictennis First Published: October 4, 2019, 8:45 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Tokyo: World number one Novak Djokovic on Friday put on a stunning show of supremacy at the Japan Open with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Lucas Pouille of France.The Serb more than overwhelmed his opponent in the quarterfinal match, showering Pouille with a barrage of powerful, precision shots to deep, wide corners mixed with delicate drop shots. “I am not a machine. But I did play like one today,” he said after their 50-minute contest.”This was one of the best matches I played this year. Very, very pleased with the way I feel and played on the court,” said Djokovic, who will face either David Goffin of Belgium or Chung Hyeon of South Korea in the semifinals.”I am looking forward to another battle tomorrow, hopefully I will be able to keep up with this quality of tennis.”The latest victory provided further evidence of his swift recovery from a left shoulder injury that caused him to pull out of the US Open.The Japan Open is the first competition for Djokovic since the incident.He nailed eight aces and never committed double fault while collecting points on 82 percent of his successful first serves.After cruising through the first set, Djokovic stepped up his tennis and began the second set by taking four games straight.Pouille fought back to keep the fifth game and in the sixth game, he collected his only break of the match.But Djokovic denied any other attempt by the French challenger, who was able to survive only one of seven break points.It was the third meeting between the two men this year. Djokovic won all of them.In the rest of the Tokyo tournament, John Millman of Australia defeated Japanese wild card Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-0.American player Reilly Opelka beat Japanese qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 6-3. last_img read more

3rd ODI: Mithali Raj’s career-best knock goes in vain as Sri Lanka beat India

first_imgIndia women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj’s career-best knock of 125 not out went in vain as Sri Lanka women beat India by three wickets in the third and final ODI, on Sunday.India had already sealed the series by winning the first two ODIs but in the 3rd match they could not defend the total of 253 for five, built around Raj’s unbeaten 125 and opener Smriti Mandhana’s 51.They had shared a 102-run stand for the second wicket after young Jemimah Rodrigues (0) made an early exit. Mithali’s seventh ODI hundred and first in 14 months, came off 143 balls with 14 fours and a six.Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Attapattu’s century though counted as her 115-run knock and a gutsy 101-run stand with fellow opener Hasini Perera (45) set the tone for the chase.Sri Lanka edge a thriller to avoid the series sweep!Athapaththu’s 115 guides her side in their biggest successful ODI chase to overcome India’s 253/5 to win by 3 wickets with one ball remaining! India win the series 2-1. #SLvIND scorecard (@ICC) September 16, 2018There were a few hiccups after the two batswomen returned to the pavilion as Indian bowlers made in roads but tail-ender Kavisha Dilhari held her nerves to push her side to the finish line with one ball to spare.Sri Lanka needed six runs from the final over. Coming out to bat at number nine, Kavisha smashed a four in the penultimate ball of the match off Deepti Sharma to earn a consolatory win for the hosts.advertisementJhulan Goswami and Mansi Joshi took two wickets each to rip through the Lankan middle order but their effort proved insufficient in the end.The five-match Twenty20 series between the two teams will begin on Wednesday at the same venue.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Ox & Kane headline Team of the Week

first_imgPremier League Premier League Team of the Week: Kane breaks another record as Ox shines Harry Sherlock 05:50 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Liverpool celebrate Premier League Harry Kane Leicester City West Bromwich Albion Liverpool West Ham United Southampton Tottenham Hotspur AFC Bournemouth The Tottenham striker became his club’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer, while the Liverpool winger dazzled against Manchester Citylast_img read more

CONIFA inspiring football’s unseen

first_imgConIFA World Football Cup Blind’s vision: CONIFA inspiring football’s great unseen Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy CONIFA World Football Cup 2016 CONIFA/Beslan Lagulaa ConIFA World Football Cup Founded to provide a stage for the stateless, the CONIFA World Football Cup arrives in London in June 2018 Former referee Per-Anders Blind now enjoys the quiet life, following in the footsteps of his father as he spends much of his time tending to his herd of reindeer in the Sápmi region of Northern Scandinavia. At least, that’s what he’s doing when not serving as President of a global football association – one that’s fighting endlessly to help the game’s most marginalised realise dreams they hardly even dared to imagine.The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) was Blind’s vision, founded from the embers of the N.F.-Board (New Football Federations-Board) that previously governed non-FIFA international football.  Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And it was founded to provide a platform for those who went unseen. A stage for the stateless.“When that organisation collapsed in 2013 I was asked to help create something new, something better,” says Blind. “I spent several months writing a new constitution, based on democracy and transparency, which was run and governed by the members rather than the board.”CONIFA 2014From having a grand total of zero members in 2013, 45 constituent IFAs now fall under the umbrella of Blind’s confederation. CONIFA has grown rapidly, yet has, so far, managed to avoid compromising the basic tenets and spirit of that original constitution.“We want the board to serve the members, not vice versa,” says Blind. “When it comes to voting, members have the highest number of votes – a normal CONIFA member, an IFA, has 10 votes, but as president I have one vote. So, the president and board are always in a minority.”CONIFA certainly isn’t your average football association. Blind and his board strive to act only as facilitators.“We are more open, and give ethnicities and indigenous people from around the globe the opportunity to present themselves to the world for the first time.“Often, these groups have been bullied or abused by their governments and other regions or peoples, and consequently lack self-esteem. CONIFA allows them to have pride and find strength in their identity.”CONIFA 2014Blind’s own Sami people, who compete within CONIFA under the banner of FA Sápmi, are one such example. They have endured persecution and an ongoing battle with the Swedish government over hunting, herding and fishing rights, eventually resulting in some landmark court judgements in their favour during this decade. Consequently, for Blind, CONIFA’s message is one close to home. He, like many of the confederation’s higher-ups from similarly marginalised cultures and regions, has reason to put faith in its power to educate and unite.“For me, lack of knowledge is very dangerous. It creates fear,” Blind explains. “People on the outside looking at CONIFA often have preconceptions about certain groups or ethnicities – but now we can show them the real thing, that these groups are not scary. In my mind, we have a vision to show everyone that we are one people on this planet, even though we have different traditions.”CONIFA 2014Sponsorship has been hard to come by, yet CONIFA remains focused on the still-untapped potential of its identity-based approach: with an estimated 5,500 recognised ethnicities dotted around the globe, they have merely scratched the surface. There’s plenty of room for growth, but Blind has a typically balanced perspective on the organisation’s direction.“We will continue to grow, but we are not chasing members as we were before. We need to take care of the ones we currently have. We don’t have a headquarters, but we’re trying to build up representative offices around the world. It’s important to have a presence on each continent. Even if you’re global, you need to act local.”Teams, fixtures and everything you need to know about the CONIFA 2018 World Football Cuplast_img read more

Province Aims to Entice Healthcare Workers Home

first_imgThe Department of Health is traveling to Ontario and Alberta to bring health-care workers home. As part of a series of five Opportunities Nova Scotia job fairs, the department aims to entice expatriates and other health-care workers to take their careers east. “Health-care workers are the heart and soul of our health-care system,” said Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Health. “We’ve had a lot of retention and recruitment success so far, but we must continue to be aggressive.” Nova Scotia’s new recruitment campaign, which will be launched at the job fairs, presents the province as a prescription for life that health-care workers should “take daily”. Research shows lifestyle is a major consideration when health-care professionals determine where they want to live and practice. Stunning images of the province, teamed with prescription instructions and side effects, highlight the unmatched lifestyle attributes the province has to offer. “There are challenges that need our ongoing attention and we can’t be complacent,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “But Nova Scotia is fortunate to have some of the best recruitment and retention numbers in Canada.” According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Nova Scotia has the most physicians per capita of any province. Of the 11,328 graduates of Nova Scotia nursing programs employed in Canada last year, almost 86 per cent were employed in Nova Scotia. Of those graduates, more than 83 per cent have full-time positions. The national rate of full-time employment for new nursing graduates is only 43 per cent. This year, the province has added nine more physician residency positions, launched a training program at the Nova Scotia Community College to increase medical laboratory technologists and entered the second phase of the Nova Scotia Nursing Strategy. To date, $60 million has been invested in recruitment and retention of nurses. In addition to offering an exceptional lifestyle, the province is ensuring that other components such as learning and career-growth opportunities, safe and healthy workplaces, relocation assistance, competitive compensation, and up-to-date technology are also in place. The Department of Health is taking its message to health-care professionals at five job fairs: Toronto, Nov. 5 Mississauga, Nov. 6 Ottawa, Nov. 7 Calgary, Nov. 13 Edmonton, Nov. 15last_img read more

Jusie Smollett will not return to Empire Lee

first_imgLos Angeles: ‘Empire’ co-creator Lee Daniels has clarified that actor Jusie Smollett will not be featuring in the final season of the hit musical drama. Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon in the Fox show, was written out of the last two episodes of season five after he was accused by Chicago Police of orchestrating a staged assault against himself earlier this year. In response to a report, claiming that the show’s writers were preparing for the actor’s return on the show, Daniels tweeted, “This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to ‘Empire’.” Smollett, 36, was initially charged with 16 felony counts related to filing a false police report. The charges were later dropped, though the city of Chicago is seeking reimbursement from the actor to cover over USD 130,000 in investigatory fees, which he has refused to cover. ‘Empire’ was created by Daniels and Danny Strong, who executive produce alongside Brian Grazer, and others.last_img read more


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Federal fiscal update panned by frustrated oilpatch

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Albertans dealing with steep discount prices for oil produced in the province expressed frustration Thursday with Ottawa’s fiscal update that they say offered little acknowledgment of pain being felt in the oilpatch.But Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in Ottawa the federal government is aware of the “acute issue” of a glut of oil in Alberta that exceeds export pipeline and rail capacity and pledged to be “relentlessly focused” on long-term solutions.Despite increases in world oil prices over the past year, prospects for more activity in the Canadian oilpatch are limited, according to the 2019 drilling forecast issued by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors on Thursday morning. It calls for an increase of only 51 wells to about 7,000 next year compared with 2017, as price discounts discourage spending on exploration. The industry drilled about 13,000 wells in 2014 before global oil prices crashed.“Other industries in the same situation would be holding their hands out for a government bailout. Yet instead our industry has only asked for government permission and support to get our products to market,” said association president Mark Scholz at a morning event.“The lack of action and attention by the federal government to this pressing issue is deafening.”He criticized Ottawa for failing to put in place measures to allow the building of oil export pipelines needed to win better prices in Alberta, despite buying the Trans Mountain pipeline and its stalled expansion project for $4.5 billion last summer.Premier Rachel Notley, the keynote speaker at the event, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will likely hear a great deal of frustration as he visited Thursday to give a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and meet with oil and gas company CEOs.“There are a lot of folks here who would be forgiven for saying, ‘Gee if there were this kind of economic crisis going on in the manufacturing sector in Ontario, we’re pretty sure it would make its way into the first two paragraphs of the fiscal update.’ Yet it didn’t find its way into the first two paragraphs,” she told reporters. “I think that Ottawa needs to be seized of the matter and I suspect they will be by the end of the prime minister’s day here today.”In a statement, Calgary chamber president Sandip Lalli said she is “disillusioned” that Wednesday’s economic update did not meaningfully address the oil market access problems that are costing the Canadian economy as much as $80 million a day.She applauded, however, the government’s decision to allow the full cost of machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing and processing of goods to be written off immediately for tax purposes.At an event in Ottawa, Morneau said challenges are “very significant” in Alberta.center_img “It’s much more dramatic than we’ve seen previously given the enormous difference in the price that we get for our oil versus the world price,” he said. “And there are significant economic impacts, the most dramatic of which are in Alberta, but they are Canada-wide. Our forecasts have incorporated that.”Alberta has called on Ottawa to help increase crude-by-rail shipments. On Thursday, Notley said the province is willing to go it alone to buy trains to add between 120,000 and 140,000 barrels per day of oil export capacity if the federal government isn’t willing to help.That capacity would be in addition to current record levels of crude-by-rail shipments, she added. The National Energy Board reported Wednesday exports reached about 270,000 bpd in September.Asked about the rail request, Morneau said pipelines are his preference, vowing to continue to push to build the Trans Mountain expansion.It remains in limbo after the Federal Court of Appeal struck down its NEB approval in August, citing inadequate Indigenous consultation and failure to consider impacts on marine environment.Notley announced Thursday her government would add oil and gas drilling to a list of trade-exposed industries exempt from the province’s carbon tax, a move expected to provide $750,000 to $1.5 million per year in relief for the drilling industry.She also announced that six projects to partially upgrade oilsands bitumen have been short-listed for up to $1 billion in government incentives. Partial upgrading would allow the heavy oil to flow with less added diluent, freeing up pipeline space.last_img read more

Joint opposition decides to boycott SLFP anniversary

Report by Indika Sri Aravinda The joint opposition today decided to boycott the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) anniversary in Kurunegala on Sunday.SLFP joint opposition member Joint opposition member Dullas Alahapperuma told reporters today that 39 SLFP members will boycott the event. He said the decision was taken based on three points, Alahapperuma said. (Colombo Gazette)

County moving toward ban on collective marijuana gardens

first_imgClark County is moving toward a ban on collective medical marijuana gardens.Commissioners Marc Boldt and Tom Mielke both instructed county staff at a Wednesday morning workshop meeting to begin work on a policy that would prohibit the gardens as an acceptable land use in the county. Commissioner Steve Stuart was absent from the meeting.The gardens allow medical marijuana growers to establish community gardens where as many as 10 patients can grow up to 45 plants. The state approved the gardens last year, but the county placed a moratorium on them until June 2013 to come up with an implementation plan.Boldt and Mielke both said they are concerned that allowing the gardens would fly in the face of federal law, which prohibits marijuana use, sale and cultivation. Commissioners also said they would prefer to wait and see how the federal government handles voter-approved Initiative 502, which will allow adults older than 21 to use recreational marijuana.“We took an oath to uphold the federal law, too,” Mielke said. “I think there are too many unanswered questions here. For us to move forward (on allowing zoning) would be premature.”Commissioners also referenced a letter the county received from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency as a reason for their decision. That letter said if the county were to be involved in the permitting or regulation of such gardens, it could be in violation of federal law.last_img read more

Tyonek Fire Almost Contained

first_imgDownload AudioThe Tyonek fire, which started a week ago Monday, is currently burning at just over 1,900 acres. The blaze is between the villages of Tyonek and Beluga. Tyonek fire incident commander Bob Allbee reports the fire is now 85% contained with full containment expected by tomorrow, May 28th.last_img

PMO asks Finance Minister to reexamine sovereign bond proposal

first_imgFinance Ministry officials had said the government could raise about 10-15 per cent of the proposed Rs 7.1 lakh crore government borrowings this fiscal through sovereign bonds. TwitterThe Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) wants the Finance Ministry to re-look the idea of issuing foreign currency overseas sovereign bonds and critically examine issues raised by former bankers and economists before taking any call on implementing the budget proposal.The PMO has asked the ministry to seek more consultation from stake-holders before proceeding with any plans. Finance Ministry officials had said the government could raise about 10-15 per cent of the proposed Rs 7.1 lakh crore government borrowings this fiscal through sovereign bonds.The chief architect of the proposed bond was the former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg and he had a lone supporter in this campaign. Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian had said this is the right opportunity for India to raise funds through overseas sovereign bonds at a much cheaper rate, compared with those in the domestic market.Garg has since been moved to the Power Ministry and the sudden move just after the Budget presentation and its approval by Parliament is being seen by many paying the price for pushing the idea of foreign money into India by a government led by a largely nationalist, right-wing party where the ‘swadeshi’ card evokes sentiments. The former Finance Secretary is being seen as hurting such sentiments, while former RBI Governors and other experts shot down the idea as risky.The opposition to the proposed bond is widespread. The government should not issue foreign sovereign debt without getting into larger public consultations, and the many arguments it has given in favour of issuing such securities do not hold, Rathin Roy, member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, had recently said.He said government should pay attention to what several former Governors of the Reserve Bank of India are saying, the sovereign liabilities are in perpetuity.Roy also dismissed the contention that such bonds are cheaper after the hedging costs are added. Noting there was a reason why the country hadn’t issued overseas debt for 70 years, he had said that Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Greece, and Indonesia had all paid a price for foreign currency sovereign borrowings.”I have grave concerns about this proposal on grounds of economic sovereignty, and about the macroeconomic consequences… the government should instead look at relaxing the rupee bond limits for foreign portfolio investors,” Roy said.Former RBI Governors Raghuram Rajan, C. Rangarajan and Y.V. Redy and former Chief Statistician Pronab Sen had also raised concerns over the Finance Ministry’s proposal.Rajan has said that any plan to issue foreign currency debt has no real benefit and is fraught with risks. A global bond sale won’t reduce the amount of domestic government bonds the local market has to absorb and the country should worry about short-term “faddish investors buying when India is hot, and dumping us when it is not”, he had written in a newspaper column.Rangarajan has said that borrowing in foreign currencies may expose the economy to risks as the rupee’s depreciation or current account deficit cannot be contained in the long run. Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha has said that even in the face of the 1991 balance of payment crisis, the government did not go for sovereign bonds.The main fear is as they argued it could create long-term economic risks by exposing the government’s liabilities to currency fluctuations.All of these experts had suggested issuing rupee bonds instead of foreign currency bonds.In an interaction with IANS, Ashiwini Mahajan, the co-convenor of the RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), said: “About 95 per cent of the experts are saying the move is risky. The average depreciation in the rupee is 6.23 per cent in the last few years. The overseas rates of interest is 3.25 per cent, so together it makes 9.5 per cent.”In India, the government borrows at 6-7 per cent. So how the foreign currency bonds are cheap? The whole idea of a sovereign bonds is bad idea for any other country, not just for India. Everywhere the sovereign borrowing has led these countries into the debt trap, into the vortex of debt. It is a risk not worth taking. It is a foolish idea.”The benchmark 10-year bond yield rose as much as 11 basis points to 6.55 per cent after the news of a rethink of the proposal, as market participants fear this may boost government borrowing in the domestic market.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her maiden Budget speech on July 5, had announced: “India’s sovereign external debt to GDP is among the lowest globally at less than 5 per cent. The government would start raising a part of its gross borrowing programme in external markets in external currencies. This will also have beneficial impact on demand situation for the government securities in domestic market.”Garg had told Indian business leaders last week that the overseas debt move was part of efforts to bring down real interest rates for Indian firms, and to help the economy grow faster.last_img read more

Sundarban robber gang leader killed in coup
Sundarban robber gang leader killed in coup

first_imgThe ringleader of a gang of forest robbers was killed in an internal clash over establishing supremacy in the Sundarbans’ Satkhira range.The deceased is Nur Hossain, the fearsome leader of a feared gang known as Nur Bahini.Shyamnagar police station officer-in-charge Syed Mannan Ali said Nur Hossain was stabbed to death by his fellow robbers in what amounted to a coup.Later locals spotted the body at Chaltebari Khal (canal) area and rushed it to Hariharnagar Bazar.The Shyamnagar OC said on information police recovered the body on Monday from the Bazar. OC added that several stab wounds were found on the body.last_img read more

New optical technique able to detect a single radio signal amongst background
New optical technique able to detect a single radio signal amongst background

first_img(—A small team of researchers with the University of California has found a way to pick out a single short radio signal burst among a barrage of background noise. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their technique, how it works, how accurate it is and the possible applications it might be used for. Michael Vasilyev, with the University of Texas offers a Perspectives piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue, noting how some human organs have senses that rely on using a similar technique to make sense of the environment. Journal information: Science No extraterrestrial laser pulses detected from KIC 8462852, SETI reports Single-event noise discrimination. Credit: (c) Science 11 December 2015: Vol. 350 no. 6266 pp. 1343-1346, DOI: 10.1126/science.aac8446 More information: Subnoise detection of a fast random event, Science 11 December 2015: Vol. 350 no. 6266 pp. 1343-1346, DOI: 10.1126/science.aac8446ABSTRACTObservation of random, nonrepetitive phenomena is of critical importance in astronomy, spectroscopy, biology, and remote sensing. Heralded by weak signals, hidden in noise, they pose basic detection challenges. In contrast to repetitive waveforms, a single-instance signal cannot be separated from noise through averaging. Here, we show that a fast, randomly occurring event can be detected and extracted from a noisy background without conventional averaging. An isolated 80-picosecond pulse was received with confidence level exceeding 99%, even when accompanied by noise. Our detector relies on instantaneous spectral cloning and a single-step, coherent field processor. The ability to extract fast, subnoise events is expected to increase detection sensitivity in multiple disciplines. Additionally, the new spectral-cloning receiver can potentially intercept communication signals that are presently considered secure.Press release © 2015 Phys.orgcenter_img As Vasilyev notes, there are a lot of areas in science that could benefit from an ability to isolate a single short signal amongst a stream of noise—astronomy, is just one example. Currently it is impossible to separate out a unique signal if there is just one burst present—there needs to be multiple examples. That could change in the near future as the researchers on this new effort have developed a way to convert radio signals to optical signals that can be processed to filter, separate and identify individual components.The team started with converting the radio signals to optical signals because the latter are more sensitive to changes in frequency—to make the conversation, the team looped the signals so that they could gather enough data for averaging. Next they used two tunable optical frequency combs—when the spectrums were overlapped it allowed for alignment of the components which caused the signal to be amplified as compared to other background noise, which then allowed it to be uniquely identified. The team tested their technique by running 4,720 detection attempts and found it to be better than 99 percent accurate.The researchers believe their technique can be broadened to include the detection of a wide variety of signals, from optic applications to those that look for microwaves. It could also possibly be modified for use in seemingly unrelated research areas such as sensing the spontaneous decay of a molecule. There also exists the possibility that the new detector could be used to spot signals that to date have gone undetected, perhaps revealing the existence of some new type of phenomena. Explore further Citation: New optical technique able to detect a single radio signal amongst background noise (2015, December 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Keep track of Android app updates with Changes
Keep track of Android app updates with Changes

first_imgKeep track of Android app updates with Changes by Martin Brinkmann on August 01, 2017 in Google Android – 10 commentsChanges is a free application for Android devices that makes it easier to keep track of application updates and changelogs.Google Play is the default store for Android applications. It is installed on may devices by default, and will also update applications automatically when updates become available.This happens over Wi-Fi only by default, but means that Android users get the same convenient but problematic updating experience that they get when they install extensions in Google Chrome.The main issue here is the lack of control. Most of the time you may not even be aware that a particular application was updated until you launch it the next time.While you get notifications about application updates, it is easy enough to overlook those, especially if you get plenty of notifications throughout the day.The question that you have to ask yourself is whether you want applications to update with god knows what changes without you knowing about it beforehand, or if you want to be in control.Tip: You can disable automatic app updates on Google Play by opening the Google Play Settings, tapping on “Auto-update apps”, and switching the preference to “do not auto-update apps”.ChangesChanges is an application that comes into play after the fact. It won’t prevent the automatic updating of extensions on the device, but it provides you with information on when applications were updated, and changelogs.When you open Changes the list of application updates is populated automatically. It may take a bit longer on first run and when you have not opened the application in a while.The app displays a timeline of application updates to you. Apps are listed with their icon, name and version on the timeline.A tap on an application opens the changelog which highlights the changes that went into the new version. The changelog is provided by the developer of the application; this means that it may sometimes lack information if the developer did not reveal all changes that went into the update in the changelog.You may switch the default style of just displaying application names and icons to short or full instead. Short lists some of the changes while full all of them in the timeline. If you select full you don’t have to open the changelog anymore as it is listed right on the main page.A tap on the menu icon lists all applications for which updates have been recorded. You can tap on any to display its individual changelog.VVerdictChanges is a handy application that gives you more control over the application updating process on Android. While it is not perfect, as it reveals the information after the update and not before or during, it improves the accessibility of the information.Summary12345 Author Rating2 based on 1 votes Software Name ChangesOperating System AndroidSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | October 15, 2009 U. Penn Health System Signs $135M Contract with Siemens Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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This release… read more October 15, 2009 – The University of Pennsylvania Health System, one of the largest health systems in the United States, has awarded a $135 million contract for Integrated Service Management to Siemens Healthcare, to service and make available diagnostic systems and bio-medical devices. Over the next seven years, Siemens will be servicing and ensuring around-the-clock availability of diagnostic systems and bio-medical devices from diverse manufacturers in the customer’s various hospitals. While the diagnostic systems involved include MRI scanners, CT scanners and ultrasound systems, the second group comprises, for example, laboratory systems, surveillance monitors and anesthesia units. Many diagnostic systems are constantly monitored via a data link for remote services. This can make it possible to prevent or repair faults without having to dispatch a service engineer to the installation site. Another important aspect of Integrated Service Management is that Siemens provides consulting services to the clinic on workflow optimization and offers advanced training for service engineers and operating personnel. This new contract represents a continuous extension of the preceding eight-year service agreement. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… 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 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more center_img Related Content “We decided to continue our long and productive relationship with Siemens after a rigorous review process. Siemens will help us deliver safe and cost-effective care,” said Kevin Mahoney, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. “Integrated Service Management is a very important market. We see a relatively high worldwide growth potential for service contracts which provide the customer with an on-site central contact in his organization, who can manage every type of service event,” said Tom Miller, CEO of the Workflow and Solutions Division of Siemens Healthcare. With proactive maintenance solutions, Siemens offers its customers extremely high availability levels and is, for example, technology leader in remote service solutions for medical devices. Siemens has secured the leading market position and the largest installed base in medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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 | 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 Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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To celebrate the launch of the 2019 Great Train Jo
To celebrate the launch of the 2019 Great Train Jo

first_imgTo celebrate the launch of the 2019 Great Train Journeys, Rail Plus invites agents to participate in the ‘Count the Beds’ contest to win prizes including 2 x 1st Class 8 Day Consecutive Swiss Travel Pass; 1 x $500 gift card of the winner’s choosing; and 4 x $100 Coles/Myer or Countdown gift cards.To be in the running agents must order the 2019 brochure via TIFS/BrochureNet or download it HERE; then count the number of beds in the brochure; and submit their answer to by Friday 28 September 2018.Agents should also note that participating in this competition will earn them an extra 20 points in the Module 99 section of the Rail Expert program. agentsBrochuresGreat Train JourneysIncentiverailRail Pluslast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Dec 12, 2017 1:41 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The next Primetime Emmy Awards will move to Monday night to avoid a huge potential tackle by “Sunday Night Football.”NBC and the Television Academy said Tuesday that the three-hour telecast will air Sept. 17. The last time the Emmys was staged on a Monday was in 2014.The ceremony aired on a Sunday this year and was hosted by Stephen Colbert. It competed with pro football and drew 11.4 million people, one of the show’s lowest ratings.No host has been announced for the 2018 ceremony yet, which will originate from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.The ceremony is hosted on a rotating basis by ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. Emmy Award telecast moves to Monday on NBC next yearlast_img read more

NEW YORK — The financially challenged New York Cit

first_img NEW YORK — The financially challenged New York City Opera will have another reduced schedule for its 2019-20 season, which will be limited to just two staged productions plus several concerts that total nine or 10 performances.General director Michael Capasso’s original plan when the company emerged from bankruptcy in January 2016 called for 72 performances of 13 operas in 2018-19 to mark the company’s 75th anniversary.City Opera had cut its schedule at the 1,185-capacity Rose Theater from 16 performances of four operas in 2017-18 to just five performances of one opera this season, plus several works in smaller venues.Board Chairman Roy G. Niederhoffer quit in February.The American premiere of Juan Duran’s “O Arame” will be paired with the original version of Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo” in its original 1915 version in a double bill at the Harlem Stage in November, the company said Friday.Pietro Mascagni’s “Isabeau” will be presented on May 29 and 31 in a co-production seen at London’s Opera Holland Park last year. The site of the New York performances was not announced.The season includes a 75th anniversary concert in Bryant Park on Sept. 9, a concert version of Benjamin Britten’s “Gloriana” with Anna Caterina Antonacci on April 19 and a June 19 concert next year with Patricia Racette as part of an annual series to coincide with Pride Month.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jun 21, 2019 5:54 pm PDT New York City Opera plans another reduced seasoncenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more