India’s Vikas Gowda finishes 8th in Olympic discus throw final

first_imgIndian discus thrower Vikas Gowda finished eighth while the gold was clinched by German Robert Harting and the silver went to Iranian Ehsan Hadadi in the men’s event at the 2012 London Games in London on Tuesday.Defending champion Gerd Kanter of Estonia had to settle for the bronze medal.The 29-year-old US-based Gowda got his best 64.79 in the first attempt at the packed Olympic Stadium. It was way behind his personal best and also his performance in the qualifying round. Gowda’s personal best was 66.28 that he achieved this year while his attempt of 65.20 helped him qualify for Tuesday’s final round.Harting, whose second attempt ran into the protective net, took the gold with a throw of 68.27 metres in his fifth attempt. The German had finished fourth in Beijing.Harting was engaged in a tough battle with Hadadi for the gold medal. The Iranian finished second with 68.18m.Kanter finished third with a season’s best performance of 68.03m in his fifth attempt. In Beijing Games, Kanter had a throw of 68.82 to take the gold.Beijing Games silver medallist Piotr of Poland was fifth with 67.19m and Lithuanian Virgilijus Alekna, bronze medallist four years ago, was fourth with 67.38m.last_img read more

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Bayern Munich’s decline laid bare by Liverpool

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski reacts during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Liverpool at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)MUNICH — Trailing against Liverpool and desperate for goals as time wound down, Bayern Munich came up empty.Sure, the team still has a chance to win both the Bundesliga and the German Cup, but Wednesday’s 3-1 loss in the Champions League showed that Bayern is a club in decline.ADVERTISEMENT Nothing, however, helped provide the goals.Another sign of decline came from the other end of the field. Manuel Neuer, at one time considered to be the top goalkeeper in the world, has not been at his best since returning from a foot injury. He rushed out of goal to let Sadio Mane score Liverpool’s first.Bayern equalized when Liverpool defender Joel Matip scored an own-goal, but Virgil van Dijk made it 2-1 and Mane then struck again.Three years ago, Bayern recovered from a two-goal deficit at halftime to beat Juventus 4-2 at the same stage of the competition. They needed more of those goals on Wednesday, but never got them.“We lacked the courage to cause problems for the opponents’ defense,” Bayern defender Mats Hummels said. “It wasn’t a bitter exit like in the past years (to Real Madrid). This time we deserved to go out.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UFC fighter Conor McGregor sued after recent outburst SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed “It was very difficult because I was alone sometimes. I didn’t have help and I couldn’t do something,” Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski told Norwegian broadcaster Viasport. “If you are alone against two three players, good players, it is very difficult to play.”Bayern was playing without the injured Arjen Robben and the suspended pair of Thomas Mueller and Joshua Kimmich. Still, the sting of failing to progress to the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in eight years will be felt for some time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We didn’t risk so much,” said Lewandowski, Bayern’s main scoring threat. “We were playing at home but that’s not our game and I think that’s why Liverpool beat us.”Kingsley Coman came on as a substitute midway through the second half and caused some trouble for Liverpool’s defense. Leon Goretzka then replaced Javi Martinez and, with about 11 minutes to go, Renato Sanches came on for James Rodriguez. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy In the Bundesliga, where Bayern has overturned a nine-point deficit to move ahead of Borussia Dortmund on goal difference, the team has scored 18 goals in its last five games. But much of its rise to the top of the league has come as a result of Dortmund’s lack of efficiency.And despite the prospect of two titles, Bayern’s thoughts are already turning to next season. The club is reportedly interested in 23-year-old Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, who has 17 goals in the French league this season, while Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez remain targets.Canadian youngster Alphonso Davies completed his transfer from the Vancouver Whitecaps in January, and Bayern has already signed World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard from league rival Stuttgart for next season.More new signings are expected, but the new arrivals will have little time to adjust to get Bayern back to where it wants to be.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program PLAY LIST 02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use02:37Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state02:42PH 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 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View commentslast_img read more

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ISL: FC Goa appoint Sergio Lobera as head coach

first_imgIndian Super League (ISL) football franchise FC Goa have confirmed the signing of Sergio Lobera Rodriguez as their new head coach.The Spaniard put pen to paper on a two-year deal and will join the club in the first week of July.Lobera, who has previously coached UD Las Palmas and Moghreb Tetouan in Morocco amongst others, was also part of the late Tito Vilanova’s backroom staff during his tenure as the Head Coach of FC Barcelona.Reflecting on the appointment, FC Goa’s President, Akshay Tandon said, “After a thorough and exhaustive process where the best part of 60 names were considered for the job, we are pleased to hand over the reins of the first team to Sergio. We have always maintained that we are looking for a coach who will be able to help us achieve our vision for Goan football and Sergio fits that profile perfectly. We are excited by the ambition he has shown and his enthusiasm in getting to grips with the Indian game.”Sergio comes with a proven track record of promoting young talent. And with the club orienting itself towards the same goal as well, Sergio was the obvious candidate. After the disappointment of last season, we were keen to bring some fresh ideas into the club while continuing to display an attacking brand of football. Having had the opportunity to go through his footballing philosophy and his style of work, we are confident in his ability to evolve the club to the next level. With Sergio’s ambition and drive to succeed being complimented by Derrick’s know how and experience of the Indian game, we are ideally placed to achieve the desired results in the upcoming season of the ISL,” he added.advertisementEcstatic to join FC Goa, Rodriguez termed it as the ideal step in his career before adding that he is now looking forward to achieve best results with the club.”I’m delighted to join FC Goa and play my part in a very exciting vision. I see FC Goa as the ideal step in my career and hope to achieve the best results for the club. The passion for football in Goa is well documented and I’m keen to ensure that we play an attacking brand of football that the people of Goa can be proud of. The owners are keen to ensure that Goan football does not take a backseat in the exciting future of Indian football and having had a chance to visit Goa and observe the facilities and the infrastructure in close quarters, I’m convinced that the club is ideally placed to compete in not just the ISL but across the youth level as well,” he said.”Having seen the plans in place for the entire youth set-up and the grassroots program, I’m keen to play my part in helping the club work towards a unified playing philosophy, which will extend beyond the realms of the club to all the young footballers in Goa who are keen to take up the game,” Rodriguez concluded.last_img read more

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Danushka Gunathilaka banned for six matches by Sri Lanka Cricket

first_imgSri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday handed a six-match suspension to all-rounder Danushka Gunathilaka for breaching its code of conduct regulations.SLC had launched an inquiry into alleged misconduct by the 27-year-old and had suspended him from all forms of international cricket at the conclusion of the second Test against South Africa.Gunathilaka is currently being investigated after his friend was accused of raping a Norwegian woman in the cricketer’s hotel room on Saturday. Gunathilaka was on Wednesday questioned by the police in rape case.The police, however, said the evidence do not point to the opening batsman’s personal involvement in the case in which one of his friends has been arrested.Gunathilaka was not aware of what took place between the Norwegian woman who had complained of rape on Saturday night after which his friend, Sandeep Jude Selliah, 26, was arrested, they said.He had booked two rooms at the hotel on the night of the incident and had violated Sri Lanka Cricket’s code of conduct of players by staying out longer hours, the police said.Gunathilaka was later suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket for his disciplinary breach and therefore will not figure in the 5-match ODI series against South Africa starting Saturday.SLC rules do not allow cricketers to bring in guests into their hotel rooms and also stipulate that during matches players must be back in their rooms by midnight.Gunathilaka was banned for three matches by SLC last October for misconduct during the home series against India and was also handed a suspended sentence of an additional three matches over a one-year period.advertisement”Out of the total six matches, three matches have been handed over for the latest violation of the ‘Player Code of Conduct and Contractual Obligation’ he has entered to with Sri Lanka Cricket,” the board said in a statement.”Whilst another 3 matches are given from a suspended sentence of one year, which Gunathilaka was already serving since 18th October, 2017, for breaching the ‘Player Contract,’ in an earlier occasion.”Gunathilaka, who has played five Tests, 33 one-day internationals and 15 Twenty20 matches, will also lose his match fee for the second Test against South Africa along with any bonus or other related payments.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Pat Cummins highlights Glenn Maxwell’s role in Australian team

first_imgAustralia vice-captain Pat Cummins said teammate Glen Maxwell will a vital cog in the team as the all-rounder’s performance with the bat and ball would hold the key to their aspirations of winning the sixth World Cup.Australia have won two back-to-back ODI series — in India and against Pakistan — in the run up to World Cup and Maxwell has played an important role, hitting three half-centuries in their 5-0 series win in the UAE.A spell at Lancashire has also helped him adapt to the English conditions before the mega event.”I think the way he has turned games around for us in the last couple of months has been impressive with the bat and then he is also an option to bowl ten overs,” Cummins was quoted as saying by ICC media.”He is also able to get run-outs and take catches. You get all three facets out of him and he is always there in tough situations. He is probably our sixth bowler but on a good day he can get through all ten. He’s in good form,” the fast bowler added.The defending champions won both their warm-up matches ahead of the World Cup — against England and Sri Lanka — and are now back as one of the favourites to lift the Cup.”Fans always expect us to do well and we are the same. Luckily, we have had a lot of success in the last 30 or 40 years so we are confident,” said Cummins.advertisementThe 25-year-old said they have built a special team in the last six months.”We have played consistent cricket for the last few months. It can be hard to go from Test cricket to ODI cricket and adjust and build a settle team. But in the last six months, we have built a special team and everyone has found their roles.”Australia will begin their title defence against Afghanistan on June 1 at Bristol.”If you asked us six or 12 months ago who would be in the side, there would have been far more question marks.”Everyone feels like we are all in a good place, we have played a lot of games now. We are ready to play. We will just go through the usual routines now, nothing specific, just some low-key bits to make sure we are ready,” said Cummins.Also Read | Great position to be in as compared to 10 months ago: Aaron FinchAlso Read | Surprised by Jayawardene’s comments: Angelo Mathews responds to captaincy criticismAlso Seelast_img read more

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Modric adds to Madrid injury woe

first_imgLuka Modrić Modric adds to Real Madrid injury worries ahead of PSG return Joe Wright 21:35 2/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) luka modric - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Leganés v Real Madrid PSG v Real Madrid Leganés PSG UEFA Champions League Primera División Zinédine Zidane The Croatian midfielder is the latest player to be a doubt for next month’s trip to the French capital, along with Marcelo and Toni Kroos Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be a doubt for the clash with Paris Saint-Germain on March 6 due to a hamstring injury, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.The Croatia international missed training on Tuesday and is set to sit out Wednesday’s La Liga meeting with Leganes at Butarque.Head coach Zidane hopes the injury is only minor but is uncertain how long Modric will be out of action. Article continues below 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 “Modric has a hamstring issue,” he told a news conference. “I always have faith in the staff here, the physios and doctors, so he will be back with us quickly. I don’t think it is serious.”The injury is the latest to hit the Madrid squad since their 3-1 win over PSG in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 last week.Toni Kroos has picked up a knee problem and Marcelo limped out of Sunday’s 5-3 win over Real Betis with another suspected hamstring issue.Zidane remains hopeful, though, that all three could return for the meeting at Parc des Princes.”I am always positive,” he said. “I do not like to see today that we have three or four players out injured. I hope they are not out too long, but we will see. I hope it is short.”It can be that, when there are certain [injury] problems, it’s because of an enormous effort. But, at the same time, in order to cope with matches like the one against PSG, we have to repeat those efforts.”We have to maintain the pressure in every game and to keep doing it for 90 minutes. And doing it every three days is positive.”When you’re winning playing every three days, you’re more optimistic. That’s what we need now.”last_img read more

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20 World Cup 2018 stars who could transfer this summer

first_imgTransfers Ronaldo, Griezmann & 20 World Cup 2018 stars who could transfer this summer Goal 16:00 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michy Batshuayi Getty Transfers World Cup Croatia Russia Morocco Spain Saudi Arabia Uruguay Egypt Iran Portugal France Australia Iceland Argentina Denmark Peru Nigeria Serbia Costa Rica Germany Mexico Goal takes a look at a selection of big-name stars performing at the World Cup who could be making a move this summerlast_img read more

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AP Voter Getting Crushed For Where He Ranked Alabama

first_imgA general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama isn’t slowing down this season, as Nick Saban’s squad continues their dominance. However, not everyone is sold on the Crimson Tide this year. Well, at least one person isn’t sold.While their competition hasn’t been great, defeating Texas A&M by 22 points is certainly impressive. After all, Tua Tagovailoa’s performance was jaw-dropping, as he threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns.Well, one AP Top 25 voter isn’t ready to crown Alabama as the top team in the nation just yet. It turns out that Soren Petro doesn’t even have the Crimson Tide as the second-best team.From 247sports.com:Soren Petro, host of The Program on Sportsradio 810 in Missouri, has ranked Alabama behind Clemson and Georgia since the season began and is not changing his mind this week following the Crimson Tide’s convincing win over then 22nd-ranked Texas A&M.There a few concerns with Alabama entering this season, but they look downright scary on both sides of the ball. Forget about the days of the Tide winning on defense alone, they now have an elite offense.If defeating the Aggies wasn’t enough to persuade Petro, then it’s highly unlikely that beating Louisiana-Lafayette at home will do the trick.Perhaps Alabama will gain full respect on Nov. 3, as they face LSU in what might be the best showdown in the SEC.last_img read more

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BioLite Releases Fifth-Year-Anniversary Birthday Bundle for the Off-Grid Camper

first_imgWay back in 2013, we introduced our readers to the Biolite CampStove as one of our top picks for basic camping essentials. At the time, Biolite was one of the first camp stoves on the market to move away from small propane canisters as fuel and instead turned to natural ground-litter. Powered by nothing more than sticks and twigs found at your campsite, Biolite’s CampStove provided the first-real opportunity to go completely off grid without needing any sort of fossil fuel to cook your camp food. The best part though, was the addition of a thermo-electric generator, allowing you to charge up your phone or other device using the built-in storage battery that charges itself with the heat from the burning fuel.In the five years since Biolite launched, they have expanded their cooking scope from just camping gear to other options, including the Biolite BaseCamp stove, perfect for larger camp gatherings or the patio, a pizza dome to create wood-fired pizzas right in your own backyard, and even an Energy Bundle which includes a portable solar panel, lights, and, of course, a Biolite CampStove.And now, to celebrate Biolite’s fifth anniversary, the company has announced their Birthday Bundle. Featuring a CampStove 2, a Kettlepot, a free CoffeePress and limited edition Bioloite x Brooklyn Roasting Co. coffee packet. Erica Rosen, Biolite’s Direcotr of Marketing acknowledged, “Coffee, specifically Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee, is an unofficial member of the Biolite team. it took a lot of late nights and early mornings to get the first CampStove off the ground and BRC has been fueling us since Day one. They even took us in during Hurricane Sandy when our office was knocked out. It seemed only fitting that we celebrate this milestone year with a coffee we know and love and package it in a ready-to-go format for the outdoors.”Biolite’s Birthday Bundle typically retails for nearly $200, but you can snag this set for only $179.95. Quantities are limited and the bundle deal ends June 30. Happy camping! If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? 5 Most Expensive Coffees in the World The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United Stateslast_img read more

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Women athletes lead Canada to best showing at Winter Games

first_imgCanadian women stepped up at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday, securing the country its best showing at a Winter Games.Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, B.C., and Brittany Phelan of Mont-Tremblant, Que., started the day with gold and silver, respectively, in the women’s skicross final. Less than three hours later, Kaetlyn Osmond of Marystown, N.L., took bronze in women’s figure skating for Canada’s 27th medal — one more than the 26 it earned in Vancouver in 2010.RECORD: #PyeongChang2018 is #TeamCanada’s most medals won at a single Olympic Winter Games! 27 pic.twitter.com/ZhHJ51I7TR— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) February 23, 2018Osmond, all smiles after her performance, wasn’t aware of the significance of her bronze.“I did not know that, but that is very exciting,” she said.Skate Canada’s high performance director Mike Slipchuk was keeping track of the medal tally, however.“That was in the back of my mind when I saw the two skicross medals today,” he said. “I thought, ‘OK, we’re the first gold of the Games (the team figure skating event) and we can be the first ones to put us over to 27.”Serwa’s gold was the 10th first-place finish for Canada in Pyeongchang. It was also her second Olympic medal after taking silver in Sochi four years ago.“Our skis were rockets today,” the 28-year-old Serwa said.“I had a plan and executed it, and was so fired up. And to be there with my teammate and best friend Britt too.”Phelan called the 1-2 Canadian finish “absolutely amazing.”“It couldn’t have worked out any better,” she said. “To finish second behind my best friend, it’s like a dream come true.”Related contentCanadians win gold, silver in Olympic women’s skicrossKaetlyn Osmond wins Olympic bronze medal in women’s figure skatingOlympic medal count for Pyeongchang Winter GamesThe day didn’t start well for Canada on the skicross course, though. Sochi gold medallist Marielle Thompson of Whistler, B.C., was eliminated after falling in the opening heat at Phoenix Park while India Sherret of Cranbrook, B.C., was also eliminated after crashing into a roller.The 21-year-old Sherrett had to be taken off on a sled. She was in stable condition and was taken to hospital for tests.Friday’s race was Thompson’s first competitive event since she ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament during a training run in October that forced her to sit out the World Cup season.Her comeback bid appeared to be on track after she led the 24-skier field in the seeding round on Thursday.“I’m quite disappointed with how that race went, especially having won seeding yesterday,” Thompson said. “But I’m really proud that I was able to race here and to compete for Canada, so that was an accomplishment unto itself.”On the ice, Osmond scored 152.15 in her long program to music from “Black Swan” for a combined score of 231.02. The 22-year-old, who almost quit skating after breaking her leg in a training accident in 2014, nailed her long program with seven triples jumps. Her only mishap was a slight bobble on a triple Lutz.Canadians experienced agony & ecstasy as Kaetlyn Osmond achieved a historic fourth medal for Canada figure skating: https://t.co/ZGM44fZdte (@ShiDavidi) pic.twitter.com/sNmQkjgIn8— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 23, 2018Russia’s Alina Zagitova, just 15 years old, scored a combined 239.57 to capture gold. Teammate and reigning world champion Evgenia Medvedeva won silver with 238.26 points.In the moments after her medal-winning skate, Osmond thought of the gruesome broken leg that almost drove her out of the sport, and she was so thankful that it happened.“It feels like forever ago,” Osmond said. “To think that I almost hung up my skates then and called it quits, it’s amazing.“But I don’t think I would have been able to perform the way I did today without that injury. I re-grouped and almost became a new person afterwards. I had to mature. I had to refocus on how to stay on the ice and feel strong. And I don’t think I would have been able to perform this choreography as good as I could without that experience.”Dressed in black, her hair pulled up in a tight ballerina bun — think Natalie Portman’s character “Nina” — Osmond knelt on the ice afterward, hands on knees, grinning to herself.“When I hit my ending position, I didn’t want it to end. I wanted to enjoy every minute of it,” Osmond said.It was a disastrous day for Gabrielle Daleman, who was seventh after the short program. The 20-year-old from Newmarket, Ont., fell three times and was deducted 4.00 points.A day after Canada’s disappointing 3-2 shootout loss to the United States in the women’s hockey final, Canadian defenceman Jocelyne Larocque said she regrets taking off her silver medal after it was placed around her neck.Larocque issued a statement through Hockey Canada apologizing to the IOC, International Ice Hockey Federation, the Pyeongchang Olympic Organizing Committee, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Hockey Canada and her teammates and fans.“I’m proud of our team, and proud to be counted among the Canadian athletes who have won medals at these Games,” Larocque said. “Being on the podium at the world’s biggest sporting event is a great achievement and one that I’m thankful I was able to experience with my teammates.”Larocque removed the medal as soon as it was placed around her neck. The image was captured on television and then shared widely on social media.last_img read more

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New EU reunification rules could keep refugee families apart UN agency warns

The latest directive, adopted two days ago after more than three years of negotiations, sets out conditions under which refugees and migrants in the EU may be reunited with their children and spouses, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).On one level, UNHCR has welcomed the fact that separated refugee families face fewer restrictions than separated migrant families under the directive. Unlike migrants, refugees who request family reunion within three months of being granted refugee status do not have to show that they can provide their own accommodation and health insurance or prove they have a stable source of income. Refugees are also exempted from the requirement to have lived in a country for two years before their family can join them.However, compared to the European Commission’s first draft drawn up in 1999, the basic standards and the degree to which the new directive provides genuine harmonization have been considerably diluted, UNHCR said.”Family reunion can be denied on the grounds of public policy, public security and public health,” said the Director of UNHCR’s Europe Bureau, Raymond Hall. “The problem is that ‘public policy,’ in particular, is a very vague term that could be easily used to keep families apart without any real justification.”The new directive also contains a narrow definition of the family unit. A refugee may be reunited with his or her spouse and minor children, but not necessarily adult children, elderly parents or other close relatives who may depend entirely on the refugee.Even when reunited, the family members of recognized refugees may be forbidden to work for up to one year for reasons “related to the situation of the labour market.”UNHCR has also expressed disappointment that the new measures offer no family reunion rights to persons who have been granted “subsidiary forms of protection,” which offers a status similar to refugee status but is given to people who do not technically fit the strict requirements under the 1951 UN Refugee Convention. read more

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Miss America suspends official spray tan company after women say they are

Miss America suspends official spray tan company after women say they are owed money The Miss America Organization has suspended the credentials of its official spray tanning partner ahead of Sunday night’s pageant as it investigates allegations made by women across the country that they paid the tanning company, but weren’t allowed to take part in events in Atlantic City.A group of 20 women were in Atlantic City this week to work with Kelly Richardson’s B.Bronz, but others have complained they paid $499 to $1,000 but were later told they couldn’t participate. Richardson told The Associated Press that she will refund money to “anybody that’s due a refund legally,” but the women say they’ve started to bring their allegations to law enforcement.“Integrity is a core value of the Miss America Organization. Consequently, the organization took these allegations very seriously and is undergoing a thorough investigation and will act on findings accordingly,” Miss America spokeswoman Chelsea Mineur said in a statement Saturday.Richardson was convicted in Sonoma County, California, in 2003 of identity theft, burglary and counterfeiting. Police said she was driving a Ford Mustang that had been purchased using a stolen identity.She maintains that nothing was done illegally in this instance and that some of the women weren’t able to participate because the company received less space than it anticipated for a pop-up tanning salon. She said that others didn’t pass required background checks that she said were required. Mineur declined to comment on Miss America’s role with Richardson beyond the statement.“Our contract has been suspended, it’s not cancelled, as per the Miss America Organization. We’re working with them to resolve these issues,” Richardson said. “On a personal level, the choices that I made as a young person don’t define who I am today.”The story was first reported by The Trentonian newspaper in Trenton, New Jersey.Miss America named the company its official spray tanning partner in January. The company has photos of current Miss America Kira Kazantsev on its website and also promotes a Miss America-themed line of spray tanning products. Richardson owns a spray tan salon in California, but its business license has been suspended over tax issues. Richardson said her accountant died last year and she is dealing with that issue.Jennifer Kidd, who lives outside of Toronto, said that she paid $1,000 to be part of a “pro team” of spray tanners for Richardson. But she was told the night before her flight to Atlantic City that there was a problem with a background check. She said that Richardson wouldn’t answer her questions about the issue after she arrived.“Some people did get an experience that she promised, but I do believe that she had every intention of a lot more people not getting that experience, of denying people that,” Kidd said. “It feels like Kelly Richardson has essentially used Miss America, a non-profit organization focused on charity and education and empowering women and she has done just the opposite.”Richardson said Saturday evening that she issued refunds to four people out of 12 she says may be owed money before PayPal froze her account following multiple complaints from the women.__This story has been corrected to show that Richardson owns one spray tan salon in California, not two.___Cornfield reported from Philadelphia.__Follow Cornfield at https://www.twitter.com/JoshCornfield by Josh Cornfield, The Associated Press Posted Sep 12, 2015 4:46 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Croatia gives England oxygen after beating Spain

first_imgOverly complicated match for the Spanish National Team in Zagreb, where they lost 3-2 with a last-minute winner and gave England one last breath.The UEFA Europa League A’s Group 4 where we have England, Croatia, and Spain, went through a major plot twist this Thursday after the World Cup runners-up defeated the Spaniards dramatically.Luis Enrique’s squad now has two consecutive defeats after today, one that leaves them in an incredibly difficult situation for next Sunday and completely out of their hands.A win in Zagreb today against Croatia, would’ve given them the direct ticket to the League A’s final four but Dalic’s side had the support from their fans and never surrendered.Most of the action went down during the second half, all the goals were even scored during the final half hour of the game and it was a real nail-biter because the Spaniards refused to falter until the very last minute when the locals were able to get that result they wanted so badly.Almost at the same time, the England National Team had one eye on their friendly match against the United States, and another one on this match as they were rooting for Croatia’s victory in order to stay alive in the competition.🇭🇷🇪🇸What a match. What a win. Congratulations!#BeProud #NationsLeague #CROESP #Vatreni🔥 pic.twitter.com/5DNROKzSTK— HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) November 15, 2018After a two-year ban that their supporters had to endure due to their hooligan problem, Croatia was finally able to play a very different match as they were coming back to their people for the first time after reaching the World Cup final last summer.Having the support from everybody in the stadium meant the world to them, it motivated them and kept them as the dominant side throughout the whole 90 minutes of the match.Despite not having scored during the first half, Croatia created many interesting chances that De Gea saved for the most part with a Spanish defense that was against the ropes.Finally, after ten minutes into the second half, Perisic recovered a ball in a very dangerous zone for Spain and he saw Kramaric in a very advantageous position to hurt the Spaniards.The forward didn’t fail when he sent his strike, Croatia was ahead in the scoreline but the match was just getting started. We were in for quite an incredible game, with everybody on the edge of their seat and hoping for more goals.📺 RESUMEN | Echa un vistazo a las mejores jugadas del partido ante los croatas en Zagreb. 🇭🇷 #CRO 3-2 🇪🇸 #ESP👉🏻 https://t.co/Vnnstq9a5N#UnaNuevaIlusión pic.twitter.com/nfTuUCYKFRJadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) November 15, 2018It took Spain only two minutes to react, they got the equalizer through Dani Ceballos after Isco assisted him with a cross from the left flank. Game on!After another two clear missed chances from Rakitic and Rebic, Luka Modric was able to find Jedvaj’s head before the 70th minute of the match and gave Croatia the lead one more time.Eight minutes later, Vrisaljko wasn’t able to prevent the ball hitting his arm inside the box and the referee decided to call a penalty.Sergio Ramos stood up on the spot again, but he didn’t do a Panenka this time and scored with a potent low shot that the goalkeeper wasn’t able to save.The Spaniards were able to maintain the draw, which left them in a better position than they were with a loss, but the match wasn’t over yet.The hero of the night was Jedvaj again, who was right on the spot as David de Gea deflected a strong shot from Brekalo and gave Croatia the chance to win the match with a final 3-2 result.This win leaves everything for the last match between the Croatian side and England next Sunday. Whoever wins takes all, and only a draw would give Spain the ticket to the final four. What a great competition this has turned out to be.✅ That feeling when you score your first two international goals to defeat @SeFutbol deep into added time. 🇭🇷🇪🇸⚽️⚽️ Well done, Tin Jedvaj! 👏#BeProud #Croatia #Family #Vatreni🔥 pic.twitter.com/4kahEjKahQ— HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) November 15, 2018What was your favorite moment of Croatia vs Spain match from this Thursday? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Senate focuses on Permanent Fund plans to close budget gap

first_imgProposals to spend Permanent Fund earnings on the state budget will be a major focus of the legislative session’s final nine days.Download AudioSen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, believes bills that will use the Permanent Fund o the budget could strengthen the Permanent Fund for the future (Photo by Skip Gray, 360 North)Leading lawmakers say the outcome could be a combination of bills proposed by Governor Bill Walker, Anchorage Republican Senator Lesil McGuire and Anchorage Republican Representative Mike Hawker.McGuire said it appears that majorities in both houses want to make lasting changes, which she said will strengthen the Permanent Fund for the future.“It is a life or death situation that we do not leave the Senate without a plan that puts the state on a path toward closing the fiscal gap,” said McGuire.McGuire said the state’s economic future depends on bringing certainty to the state budget. While she supports spending cuts, the senator said cutting much deeper would cost jobs and harm needed services.“What you’re starting to see already is a chilling effect in the marketplace,” McGuire said. “You have Alaskan residents, certainly in my district and other districts, talking about accelerating the sale of their homes, not making business investments in their capital spend.”The particular elements of the final bill remain unclear. A major decision is whether to include Walker’s plan to spend a set amount each year. McGuire and Hawker have instead proposed drawing 4 and a half to 5 percent of the fund’s market value annually.Either way, it will likely mean residents will see smaller Permanent Fund checks in the future. But the governor has said that making no changes would be worse. That’s because the Permanent Fund earnings reserve could be exhausted in a few years, leaving residents with no dividends.last_img read more

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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week Oct 11

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals RoboRoaches for sale, iBeengo wants you to go too, highlighting the MBA for entrepreneurs, the war on working from home, Burberry CEO dishes on the future of retail and design, A tech writer goes on a social-media diet… This week’s notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs:1. The cyborg cockroach: Part insect, part machine, the first commercially available cyborg will become reality in the form of a remote-controlled “RoboRoach.” The Dr. Moreau-esque creation of Backyard Brains came to fruition by popular demand as a Kickstarter project. (Vice)2. Been there, done that: Two Taiwanese-Canadian brothers are revolutionizing the typical travel tour with their startup called iBeengo, by giving the customers what they want, flexibility and customization. (BBC)3. The MBA for entrepreneurs: The Acton School of Business has created a MBA program geared toward entrepreneurs looking to create, grow and possibly sell a business, not investment bankers looking to run a hedgefund. (Forbes)4. The war on working from home: The second wave of the work-from-home movement is upon us, and it seems that round-one enthusiasts are recasting their votes. Big companies like HP, Yahoo and Best Buy are all reining in their workers. Find out why. (Wired)5. Bite-sized insight from Burberry: Burberry CEO, Angela Ahrendts, talks in a 30-second video about the future of retail, and the connection between business, design and technology. (Fast Company)6. Government shutdown = no new beer: Beer and spirits have been the quiet small-business heroes of the recession, but the government shutdown has stopped these craft brewers in their tracks because of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, which is a little known arm of the Treasury Department. (Fox News)7. My social-media diet: Tech writer Jessi Hempel gave up social media for a month to figure out what she gained from inserting social technology into her life in the last decade. The good, the bad, the mundane… here are her findings. (Fortune magazine)8. Gellin with Yellen: President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen to be head of the Federal Reserve. Many are concerned, but with a specialty in jobs and labor markets, now vice chairwoman might be just the remedy the U.S. needs. (LA Times)9. Motivate yourself: Serial entrepreneur and investor, Mark Suster, talks about the insecurities, uncertainties and stress that come with starting a business — and how he keeps himself motivated. (LinkedIn Today)10. The small biz behind HealthCare.gov: Before big developers took control, a small team of engineers laid the groundwork for the face of the new health care exchanges at HealthCare.gov. Development Seed president, Eric Gundersen explains how the site was supposed to work, and what the current issues are. (Washington Post) Register Now » 3 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. October 11, 2013last_img read more

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first_img News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of VolparaFebruary 2, 2015 — To help improve breast cancer screening for the 40 percent of American women with dense breasts, Volpara Solutions announced it has signed an agreement enabling GE Healthcare to distribute VolparaDensity, VolparaAnalytics and VolparaDoseRT.Under the agreement, GE Healthcare customers will have the option to purchase from GE Healthcare Volpara Solutions’ innovative suite of quantitative breast imaging tools that enable personalized measurements of volumetric density, patient-specific dose, breast compression and other factors designed to provide critical insight for breast imaging quality and workflow.To date, more than 4 million women have had their breast density analyzed, using VolparaDensity, which is in use at breast imaging centers worldwide to help radiologists objectively assess density from both digital mammography and tomosynthesis images and to help determine which women with dense breasts may benefit from additional screening, such as with the GE Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS).VolparaAnalytics is a dashboard that produces configurable reports for management of quality assurance, resource utilization and breast imaging workflow. VolparaDose provides a standardized measurement of patient-specific dose with consistent dose results across mammography systems from different manufacturers.GE Healthcare’s breast care solution is designed to address the needs of each unique woman: 3D breast tomosynthesis, automated breast ultrasound (ABUS), contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM), molecular breast imaging (MBI), breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and healthcare IT workflows.“We know that screening using our automated breast ultrasound has a 37% relative increase in cancer detection overall than mammography alone in women with dense breasts,” said Jessie Jacob, M.D., MMM, chief medical officer of Breast Health at GE Healthcare.  For more information: www.volparasolutions.com, www.gehealthcare.com Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more center_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | February 02, 2015 Volpara Signs Agreement With GE Healthcare to Distribute Products to Help Improve Dense Breast Cancer Screening Products to Help Improve Dense Breast Cancer Screening Volumetric breast density and quantitative breast imaging solutions to support screening and supplemental breast imaging modalities IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more read morelast_img read more

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Microbubbles Make Breast Cancer More Susceptible to Radiation Therapy

first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 February 1, 2018 – Injecting breast cancer with oxygen-filled microbubbles makes tumors three-times more sensitive to radiation therapy and improves survival in animal models of the disease. The study, published Jan. 21 in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology•Biology•Physics makes a strong case for moving this technology into clinical trials with breast cancer patients.”Finding a way to reverse oxygen deficiency in tumors has been a goal in radiation therapy for over 50 years,” said senior author John Eisenbrey, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiology at Thomas Jefferson University and investigator at Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. “We’ve demonstrated here that oxygen microbubbles flush tumors with the gas, and make radiation therapy significantly more effective in animal models.”Microbubbles were originally developed to help improve ultrasound imaging. However, being able to “pop” oxygen-filled microbubbles within tumors using beams of ultrasound presented researchers with an opportunity. Most solid tumors are oxygen-deficient, in part because they quickly outgrow the supply of oxygen-carrying blood vessels that can penetrate the tumor mass. That lack of oxygen also makes tumors more resistant to radiation, which is why trying to flush tumors with oxygen became such a prized goal in the field.In this study, Eisenbrey and colleagues showed that popping the microbubble with ultrasound immediately prior to radiation treatment could triple sensitivity of the cancer to radiation. It also nearly doubled the survival times in mice from 46 days with placebo, nitrogen-filled microbubbles, to 76 days with oxygen-filled microbubbles.Radiation therapy works by creating oxygen – and other – free radicals in tumors, out of the oxygen present in the tissues. But when those oxygen levels are low, the free radicals produced by radiation therapy are also lower, offering less therapeutic benefit. With this approach, microbubbles are delivered to the general blood flow via intravenous injection, but are popped locally raising the oxygen level only in the tumor. Interestingly, the investigators showed that oxygen increased throughout the cancer mass, even in areas that did not have direct access to blood vessels.”The very act of bursting these microbubbles within the tumor tissue seems to change the local physiology of the tumor and make cells generally more permeable to oxygen and potentially to chemotherapy as well,” said Eisenbrey. “We think this is a promising approach to test in patients to amplify the effects of radiation therapy.”Eisenbrey and colleagues at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center are currently using a similar approach in a first-in-human clinical trial of microbubbles for improving radiation therapy of liver cancer. Using a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved microbubble contrast agent, the researchers are bursting microbubbles in patients with liver cancer in combination with their standard treatment with radioembolization therapy. Though not filled with oxygen, the microbubble popping is thought to create enough disruption to the tumor to offer therapeutic benefit over radioembolization alone.For more information: www.redjournal.org Related Content Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Women’s Health | February 01, 2018 Microbubbles Make Breast Cancer More Susceptible to Radiation Therapy Bursting oxygen-filled microbubbles in breast cancer makes tumors three times more sensitive to radiation therapy in preliminary tests with animal models of the disease News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more center_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more last_img read more

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