Case filed against chairman of the Peliyagoda Urban Council

The Commission said that Ananda Perera had also failed to stop the destruction of a public toilet in Peliyagoda by a private company despite being aware of it or making attempts to recover the losses. (Colombo Gazette) The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed a case against the Chairman of the Peliyagoda Urban Council, Nihal Ananda Perera today.The Commission said that the case was filed at the Colombo Fort Chief Magistrates’ Court over allegations that he misused his authority and allowed a private company to construct a storage facility near the Kelani river.


Engine output growing in 2017 despite April decline

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Market adjustments and the later Easter break have combined to impact this month’s production levels but overall engine production remains healthy year-to-date. UK engine plants are deeply integrated within the European supply chain where parts cross borders many times before a vehicle is finished. Like the wider industry, to guarantee future growth we need the next government to safeguard the conditions that have made us globally competitive, keeping us open and trading and delivering an ambitious industrial strategy for our sector.2Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Engine manufacturing reduced by 14.5% in April as month shortened by Easter break.Year-to-date remains positive – up 4.7% – following strong Q1 output.539,950 engines exported in first four months of 2017 (57.3%)1 as SMMT reiterates risk of barriers to trade with Europe. read more


Bill Belichicks Call Wasnt Entirely Stupid

2nd exchange25474113 BASED ON DATA FROM PRO-FOOTBALL-REFERENCE.COM Estimated probability of winning overtime, 2012–15 DRIVES INTO OVERTIMEGAMESRECEIVEKICKSTILL TIED Every so often, Bill Belichick seems to get a little too cute in a high-leverage situation for his own good. At a glance, Sunday’s loss to the Jets, in which the Patriots won the coin toss and elected to kick off to begin overtime, seems to be a major example. But although the execution (and, certainly, the result) were about as undesirable as could be, it wasn’t exactly a major blunder, because the decision to kick or receive in overtime is more minor than it appears.From the jump, the move was snakebit. After receiving his marching orders from Belichick (in quadruplicate!), special teams captain Matthew Slater mistakenly phrased the call so that New England chose to kick — not which goal to defend. Belichick says he was playing for field position, so the wind, which reached 18 mph at times, was pretty clearly a factor. By electing to kick in the first place, Belichick was already going off the reservation: It was only the 13th time in NFL history1The NFL didn’t adopt sudden-death overtime until 1974. that a coach had won the overtime toss but did not choose to receive the ball first, practically inviting second-guessers. But to make the move and then have the NFL’s Byzantine rulebook begin parsing parts of speech at the precise worst time, well, that’s just piling on.Still, although the numbers say Belichick’s strategy to kick would have been ill-considered even if Slater hadn’t misspoken, it wasn’t as big a mistake as it might have seemed.For one thing, getting the ball first in OT doesn’t give the receiving team a huge advantage. Since the NFL adopted its current regular-season overtime rules in 2012, teams that win the toss and receive the ball first have gone on to win only 51.5 percent of the time. That’s a bit lower than ESPN’s modeled probability of 53.8 percent, but a drive-based model also suggests that getting the ball first is not of earth-shattering importance. Since 2012, teams receiving the ball to start OT have scored an opening-drive touchdown (thereby winning the game while denying the opponent a possession) about 16 percent of the time. They’ve also failed to score at all 64 percent of the time — and those failed drives can have a big effect on the outcome of the next drive.Conditional on how its opponent’s previous drive ends, the average team kicking at the start of OT can have a pretty good opportunity to quickly counter-attack and end the game. Although a team that allows an opening touchdown by definition loses 100 percent of the time, and a team that allows an opening field goal loses 69 percent of the time, the kicking team scores a game-winning touchdown or field goal on 49 percent of drives that follow a zero-point opponent possession to begin overtime. (One big reason? Such drives start roughly 11 yards closer to the opponent’s goal line than drives after an opponent field goal.) If the kicking team can force a stop on the first drive of OT, it briefly finds itself very well-positioned to win the game. FIRST TEAM TO … 1st exchange6730%31%39% 3rd exchange752444 After the first “exchange” of possessions,2For our purposes, an exchange includes two teams alternating possessions, as well as cases in which the game ends before the second team’s possession because the original receiving team has a walk-off score. things start to go poorly for the team that kicked off at the beginning of OT. Because sudden-death rules take over, the team has to rely on joint probability — the odds of getting a stop and the odds of scoring — to win after any given pair of possessions. Its opponent, meanwhile, can strike first and end the game then and there. So to maximize its odds of winning, the original kicking team must capitalize on the brief window of opportunity it has at the end of overtime’s first exchange of possessions.Belichick must have believed his Patriots could do just that. You can kind of see the grumpy old wheels turning: His defense had allowed fewer points through the end of regulation than the league average, and the Jets have basically been an average offensive team this season, so a defensive stop may have seemed more likely than the baseline NFL rate of 64 percent. And despite the furious pass rush Tom Brady faced much of the day, New England probably would have had a better-than-average chance of answering a potential zero-point possession with a game-winning drive, particularly if the wind had been on the Pats’ side.In a sense, that’s all abstract odds-making. In reality, Belichick, Slater and the coaching staff botched the coin-toss decision, and the Jets orchestrated a brilliant series of big plays against the New England defense en route to the winning touchdown. Amid all that, the choice to kick is drowned out by all the other noise once overtime play starts.Read more: FiveThirtyEight’s NFL predictions read more


CPL 2018 Patriots batting might trumps Phillips 103 in eliminator

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL 2018 playoff: Tallawahs, Patriots battle tonight, loser goes homeSeptember 12, 2018In “latest news”CPL 2018: Table-topping Tallawahs stay perfect with 47-run victory over PatriotsAugust 16, 2018Similar postEarly wickets fail to stop Jamaica Tallawahs romping home against St Kitts PatriotsJuly 17, 2016In “Sports” Tallawahs needed 27 off 12 balls, with four wickets in hand, when Cutting’s six over long-on off Thomas brought the equation down to 16 off eight balls. Lewis fell two balls later to another sharp effort from Russell on the boundary, and Powell was tossed the ball for the first time on the night to defend 14 off the final over.Brathwaite followed a swing and a miss on the first ball with a full toss that was hit for six over square leg. But Russell snapped up his third sensational low catch of the night, diving forward at long-on in the third ball, to leave Cutting on strike with nine needed off the last three balls.The next ball arrived with the perfect width, just inside the tram lines outside off, but was controversially signaled wide. The decision appeared to rattle Powell, who followed it up with two more clear-cut wides. Cutting turned down a run to mid-on off the next ball, putting the onus on himself, instead of tailender Hayden Walsh Jr, to get Patriots across the line. Another wide down leg was followed by a juicy length ball that was heaved over the midwicket rope to end the Tallawahs season and put the Patriots one win away from returning to the CPL final. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 193 for 8 (Devcich 50, Sodhi 3-36) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 191 for 5 (Phillips 103) by two wicketsGlenn Phillips celebrates a hundred Getty ImagesESPNcricinfo-Ben Cutting provided a sense of deja vu at Providence, striking a six off the penultimate ball to clinch a nailbiting two-wicket victory, the second time in two nights that victory had been registered by that margin in this venue. This time, the result went in favour of St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, as the 2017 finalists knocked out Jamaica Tallawahs in a record-breaking chase.Tallawahs had posted the highest-ever T20 total at Providence, making 191 on the back of a fantastic Glenn Phillips century. But the mark lasted less than two hours as Anton Devcich sparked a middle-order revival following Ish Sodhi’s three-wicket haul. Cutting, who had dropped Phillips during the course of his century, then turned from goat to hero by smashing the decisive blow over the midwicket boundary to put Patriots on the plane to Trinidad, where they’ll take on Trinbago Knight Riders on Friday night for the right to face Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final of CPL 2018.Kiwi Phil-harmonicPhillips batted all 20 overs to become just the eighth batsman in CPL history to record a century, and just the second overseas batsman to do so, following in the footsteps of Colin Munro, another South African-born New Zealand international, who achieved it in 2016.The 21-year-old played second fiddle to his senior New Zealand teammate, Ross Taylor, through the first half of the innings. After the fall of Johnson Charles, caught at backward point off Fabian Allen’s left-arm spin in the third over, Taylor controlled a 70-run second-wicket stand with 33 off 23 balls, before falling four balls after the mid-innings drinks break, playing over the top of a slower ball from Cutting.Phillips finally got his motor revving in the 13th over, bashing Cutting for two sixes and a four to bring up his half-century. Rovman Powell fell in the following over, slogging Tabraiz Shamsi to Cutting at long-on, and Andre Russell didn’t last long either, skying a catch to deep point off Carlos Brathwaite.Phillips kicked on past 100 with a helping hand from Cutting, who spilled him on 79 at long-on off Shamsi. Phillips became more adventurous as he closed in on three figures, ramping Brathwaite over wicketkeeper Devon Thomas for four, before shuffling all the way across his stumps, to a ball bowled almost off the pitch outside off stump, and yanking it over wide long-on for six to move to 97. He brought up his century off 58 balls in the 18th over, cutting behind point for a boundary.However, Phillips lost steam thereafter, as a wheezing finish to the innings arguably cost them in the end. Phillips and David Miller added just 17 runs in the final two overs, underwhelming after the position they had got into, which made a record total suddenly appear far less daunting to chase.Sod’s lawPatriots’ chase got off to a sluggish start as Thomas was caught in the deep off Steven Jacobs in the second over. Sodhi continued to trouble the Patriots, striking twice in the 10th over. Rassie van der Dussen fell trying to force the pace, as he skied a slog sweep over point, where Phillips arrived, running from behind the stumps, for a catch.Chris Gayle drove to long-off two balls later to make it 62 for 3. When Allen creamed a flat, low chance that was expertly taken by Russell at long-on in the 14th over, Patriots needed 74 off the last 38 balls. Unfortunately for the Tallawahs, their most potent threat with the ball was two balls away from finishing his spell.Dev-con OneWith alarm bells ringing, and the season on the line, Devcich stepped up to steal the Man of the Match award away from Phillips with a clinically devastating spurt. Having swatted Jacobs for four and six over wide long-on in the 13th over, he pulled two fours off de Grandhomme in a 17-run 15th over that took the required run rate down to 10 an over for the first time since the Powerplay.Devcich continued peppering the leg side by starting the 16th with another pulled four off Russell, and brought up his half-century off 22 balls with a single later in the over. A double strike by Oshane Thomas in the 17th over accounted for both Devcich and Brandon King, swinging the momentum Tallawahs’ way before Cutting’s heroics.Cut through the heart read more


UNICEF awards Greek Coast Guard

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Amidst warm applause and in a highly emotional ceremony, UNICEF Greece presented the Lambros Kanellopoulos award to Greece’s coast guard on Thursday.The award is presented for coast guard search-and-rescue efforts in the Aegean, especially its work for the protection of refugee and migrant children. The award was one of the prizes handed out by UNICEF in 2015 for Universal Children’s Day, celebrated on November 20.Earlier, a video of coast guard officers’ sensational efforts to save small children had been shown.According to senior coast guard officer Athanassios Hondronasios, the number of refugees and migrants arriving by sea had increased 1,873 pct in comparison with 2014. During that time, there had been 4,800 rescue operations, in which 89,000 refugees and migrants were rescued, including 16,500 children and infants.According to figures presented by UNICEF, the children of migrants and refugees were currently the most disadvantaged in Europe, while more than 200,000 children had risked their lives in 2015 to seek refuge in Europe. Others awarded during the ceremony on Thursday in central Athens’ ‘Stoa Vivliou’ were Marie Kyriakou for her work to promote the rights of children through her television programme, and the Thira Special Primary School, which received the ‘Nikos Analytis’ award.Prizes were then given to the schools and school children who had distinguished themselves in the educational programme ‘Children Write and Draw their Rights’.Source: ANA-MPAlast_img read more


TRRC Visits Janjangbureh Prisons

first_imgBy Yankuba JallowThe Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) have on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 visited Janjangbureh Prisons.The TRRC delegation was received by Commissioner of Prisons, Bubacarr Jatta. He told the Commission (TRRC) that the prisons have 31 inmates. It was indicated that cells 1 and 3 have no inmates whereas cells 2, 4 and the remand wing all have 10 inmates each. Further, Commissioner Jatta said there is only one female convict. He detailed that this young girl was convicted of baby abandonment.Touring inside the cells, it was observed that none of the cells has a bed. In cell one; it was observed that there were wooden planks placed on the floor with weak mattresses as beds. It was also observed that the cell has only one window. It was disclosed that the cell was where Lamin Wa Juwara was held incommunicado.“We don’t use this cell now,” Commissioner Jatta said.Two cells that contain convicted inmates have wooden planks that serve as beds. Each plank has an old mattress with a bed sheet. It was observed that each of the cells has 9 windows without mosquito proofs. Each of the cells has two toilets without doors. There were no mosquito nets.The Remand Wing has similar things like the convict cells. The only difference was that each bed has a bed net.Like other detention centres, inmates at the Janjangbureh complain of rights violations.“I am charged with rape. I have been here for over a year and the case is not making headway.  I miss my court days,” one Sellou Jallow said.“I am charged with attempted rape. I was brought here in August 2018 and no witness has testified in the case. I missed going to court and I am left in limbo about the case,” one Ebrima Camara said.One Muhammed Bah claimed that he is a teenager (16 years) held in the cell with adult remanded inmates.Commissioner Jatta told the TRRC that out of the 31 inmates, 1 is a Senegalese, 1 Ivorian and 2 citizens of Guinea Bissau.The delegation proceeded to the new convict cells constructed in 2015. The new structure has almost similar conditions like the remand wing and the other conviction cells. The only difference is it has a larger space.One of the inmates who doubles as the cook testified that the food that is served to the inmates is good and palatable. He said they are faced with the challenge of getting a milling machine, adding that it is the inmates who pound grains using pestles and mortars. The other inmates mentioned similar sentiments about their food.last_img read more


Barca president We dont need Messi to win

first_imgBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists that the squad can win any game with or without Lionel MessiThe Blaugrana will not be able to call on the services of their Argentine superstar for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Inter Milan in Group B or in Sunday’s El Clasico against Real Madrid.This comes in light of Messi sustaining a fractured arm in Barcelona’s 4-2 La Liga win over Sevilla at the weekend.But Bartomeu is adamant that they will be fine regardless of whether a five-time Ballon d’Or winner in leading the frontline.“Messi will be out for however long he needs to be,” Bartomeu told Catalunya Radio.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“Without Leo, we are still competitive, but the important thing is to move forward.“We have to win, of course, and prepare ourselves. The players are conscious of where they are.”Messi has provided 12 goals and six assists in 12 appearances across all competitions for Barcelona this season.Bartomeu also dismissed reports linking Barcelona with a return for former star forward Neymar.last_img read more


2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The Transfiguration

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following two children were baptized and joined the Parish of  the Transfiguration on Sunday, July 7, 2019:Peter Brodie BrooksRose Nancy MondiCongratulations to these children and their families.(NOTE: List is from the latest St. Thomas/St. Dorothy church bulletin. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”12 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img read more


Ahtna Goes to Congress For Role in Game Management

first_imgAlaska tribes and rural hunters have long complained that the dual federal-state game management system is hard to live by and doesn’t give subsistence users their due. Today, Ahtna Inc., the smallest of Alaska’s Regional Native Corporations, presented a proposal for co-management of game to a U.S. House panel.Download AudioUnlike most of rural Alaska, the eight villages of the Ahtna Region are on the road system. Ahtna President Michelle Anderson told a congressional panel today that every season, local hunters have to contend with more and more hunters who drive in from elsewhere. She said it’s not just a matter of food but also cultural erosion.“It’s a shame that this last season for instance, you know, many of our hunters who have always gotten a moose couldn’t compete with everyone else,” Anderson testified at the House Indian and  Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee. “A lot of our elders have empty freezers this winter. That means, too, that our children are not being raised on our traditional foods.”Questions about how to divvy fish and game to favor subsistence users have plagued the state since the 1970s. Anderson says Ahtna has spent millions to protect their members’ hunting rights and to control trespass on corporate land. They say they need co-management, a real seat at the table, with state and federal managers.“To be honest, we would be taken more seriously,”Anderson said. “Right now we’re just a voice complaining about these people coming on to our lands.”The proposal would authorize Ahtna and area tribes to jointly manage wildlife on Native corporation lands. It would also establish co-management on what Ahtna says is its traditional hunting grounds. That territory includes state and federal land, stretching from Cantwell to beyond McCarthy. In state Board of Game terms, it’s mostly regions 11 and 13, though the governor would have to “opt in” for co-management to affect state land.Tara Sweeney, co-chair of Alaska Federation of Natives, testified the proposal will help preserve the subsistence rights of non-Natives living in rural Alaska, too. Sweeney acknowledges not everyone will see it that way.“The issue of food security for Alaska Natives has always been a controversial issue, and we’re here to stand behind the people of the Ahtna Region,’” she said. “It’s going to impact a very small portion of the state.”She and Anderson were the only witnesses at the House Indian Affairs Subcommittee today. The head of the Alaska state office in Washington, Kip Knudson, says the state will submit a response by March 24, but the proposal is very complex.“The bill is covering issues that have been fought about and debated for 40 years, so we’ll have to cover quite a bit of ground in our comments, I suspect,” he said.The subcommittee chairman, Alaska Congressman Don Young, said at the end of the hearing he intends to pursue this, and he sees rough waters ahead.“Thank you, and I will tell you, this is something I believe in or I wouldn’t do it, and it’s at great jeopardy that I do this. But if I don’t do this, why am I here?”Young says he’s listening to all sides and aims to leave a legacy of increased opportunities for subsistence, as well as sport hunting and participation in what he called “the great Alaska experience.”MORE INFORMATION:Map of area Ahtna proposes for co-management with federal and possibly state game managers.Draft Billlast_img read more


Industry ups and downs for Europe

first_imgIndustry ups and downs for Europe1.2K viewsIndustry ups and downs for Europe1.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Industry ups and downs for Europe1.2K viewsBusinessMore signs of recovery in Europe – small ones anyway. Industrial output improved in struggling Italy in December – the 0.4 percent gain was the second straight monthly rise – beating all analysts’Ventuno Web Player 4.50More signs of recovery in Europe – small ones anyway. Industrial output improved in struggling Italy in December – the 0.4 percent gain was the second straight monthly rise – beating all analysts’last_img


TwoThirds of Texas High Schools Still Arent Registering Students to Vote

first_img Share GABRIEL C. PÉREZ / KUTRoughly a third of Texas high schools have requested voter registration forms from the Texas Secretary of State’s office, a new report from the Texas Civil Rights Project finds.Requesting forms from the state agency is the first step schools must take so they can register students to vote. Texas law requires schools to give eligible students these forms at least twice each school year.While the percentage of schools following the law is low at 34 percent, it’s higher than what it was in 2016 – a mere 14 percent.Researchers looked at requests for voter registration forms by high schools “from the close of voter registration for the last presidential election (October 2016) to the close of voter registration for this year’s first-round primaries (February 2018).” According to the report, they were able to verify that only “28 percent of public high schools in Texas with 20 or more seniors requested voter registration forms from the Secretary of State.”“The state has a long way to go,” says James Slattery, a senior staff attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project.Slattery says the Secretary of State’s office could be doing more to make sure schools are following the law and making sure “the law and the vision it embodies of a fully-engaged citizenry are accomplished.”According to the study, 82 out of 232 counties in Texas, or 35 percent of all Texas counties, did not have a single high school request voter registration forms.Slattery says officials should be reaching out to schools and training staff on how to request forms and register students. Ideally, he says, the state agency could just send forms to schools without requiring school staff to request them.“School officials are already working hard and are very busy educating our students,” he says. The process of requiring officials to request forms “impedes the process.”Lastly, Slattery says, agency officials should keep data and track whether schools are complying with the law.last_img read more


This lesbian comedian created a web series about reading the bible while

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘I feel like bible study is important because the bible is full of good spiritual advice regardless of your belief in Christ and I think a lot of people in the community have had so many negative relationships with religion and Christianity in particular that they divorce themselves completely from religion thus missing out on a lot of the positives. The bible can be intimidating. I’ve always thought that being a little stoned helps curb the anxiety.’‘I left the church very angry for a while because I didn’t feel accepted but I always found wisdom and comfort in the bible,’ Waithe says. ‘And smoking weed and reading the bible kept me open to the positive and inspiring messages of the bible regardless if the stories are true or not. I find truth in all sacred texts. I think there’s wisdom in all sorts of stories. Love the book, not the religion.’On CannabisWhen it comes to the benefits of cannabis, Waithe finds ‘it lets [her] further open [her] mind to abstract ideas and pondering the mysteries of the cosmos.’‘Honestly, socially, the ideas of the Bible could be disregarded as “high thoughts” anyways. Marijuana helps me give an excuse to read more than I might have otherwise,’ Pabon states. ‘I feel like people who like the feeling of being high would also vibe well with the enlightenment, excitement, and adventures of the Bible.’‘The stories of the bible are awe inspiring and being stoned allows the words to hit my mind in a different than the way and paint vivid pictures,’ Waithe says. ‘ Also parts of the Bible can be silly, and when I smoke, I picture things like a movie and think of how hilarious the Bible movie would be. It’s a crazy book, yo!’‘High Bible Stories is an digital video experiment in faith and understanding. The low-budget shooting style gives an intimate feel while the jump-cut editing keeps the audience engaged,’ Waithe says of the show.What’s next?In the future, Waithe and Pabon hope to receive funding for the web show so they can expand the cast, sets, and scriped segments. They also would like to do spin-offs such as ‘High Torah’ and ‘High Koran.’ Additionally, they’d like to explore children’s fables and possibly create some merch.Watch a preview of High Bible Stories below. Check out full episodes on their Facebook page.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Along with her friend, 26-year-old Andrew Pabon (who identifies as Christian), the two are looking to emulate Comedy Central show Drunk History—only with cannabis and the Holy Bible.‘We’re smoking weed. We’re getting high. We’re reading the bible. By this point you might be asking yourself, Is this blasphemy? Well my friend, we surely hope not. Now would be a good time to mention that there are 40,000 Christian church organizations and they all have a different interpretations and rituals. We are no different,’ Waithe tells GSN.Each episode, Waithe explains, the two read a specific bible story.‘[We] react organically to the funny, interesting, curious, and mysterious parts of the story throughout. Singing impromptu songs, discovering biblical truths, and stumbling all the way through the haze to [our] own personal understanding of the Good Book.’BackgroundPabon, a pastor’s kid from Virginia, had a different experience than Waithe, who left the church shortly after she came out to her family. Still, Waithe never lost her curiosity and inquisitiveness about what lies beyond the human realm.‘I came out to my father when was 14, but it was my mother I was afraid of because my father wasn’t religious,’ Waithe recalls. ‘I came out to my mother 2 years later when I was 16 after she found a love letter from a girl and grounded my for two weeks and we had to “pray about it.” I stopped liking church pretty much around that time.‘‘While I’m not apart of the LGBTQ+ community proper, I believe that The Word is for everyone no matter how distant you feel from the gospel of Jesus Christ,’ Pabon says.‘Although I’m not devout or “churchgoing”, The wise words of Bible still give comfort and inspiration, something that is so important for queers,’ Waithe explains. New York-based comedian Elsa Waithe, a 29-year-old queer woman who describes herself as ‘more or less atheist,’ is putting together a web series called High Bible Stories.center_img Elsa Waithe (right) and Andrew Pabon of High Bible Stories GAYSTARNEWS- New comedy about a queer black girl and her friends is all we’ve ever wantedWATCH: Lena Waithe advocates for unity among LGBTI people‘Master Of None’ created an iconic coming out episodeRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more


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first_imgMarch 12, 2009 – Today, FDAnews and the Neocure Group revealed details today of the upcoming Medical Device Reimbursement Strategies Workshops, which will be held in Boston (April 30-May 1) and Minneapolis (August 24-25).The workshop features face-to-face access with Randel Richner, an expert in comparative effectiveness and a veteran of Boston Scientific and GlaxoSmithKline, and her real-world medical device reimbursement strategies.This is the one workshop that aims to deliver — even with changes coming from the Obama Administration — proven reimbursement tips and tactics, including:m ost common mistakes companies make in applying for new codes and payment rates (and how to avoid them), ways the new Medicare reorganization will affect your coverage, why marketing can help (or hurt) your chance of reimbursement success, how value-based purchasing and quality reporting impact your device sales and the role you should be playing in health technology assessments.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 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 | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more 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 | March 12, 2009 Medical Device Reimbursement Strategy Workshops Currently Accepting Registration News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more 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 Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Related Contentlast_img read more


Investments in Algeria to provide a fillip to tourism

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