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Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati warned the Congress on Monday that if it did not immediately revoke cases filed against “innocent persons” during the April 2 Bharat Bandh called by Dalit groups, her party might have to “reconsider” support to the grand-old party’s governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.‘Withdraw cases’“If the newly elected governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan do not act swiftly and withdraw the cases against the innocent persons framed in Bharat Bandh, the BSP may have to reconsider extending outside support to the Congress governments,” she said in a hard-hitting statement issued here. The BSP has two members in Madhya Pradesh’s 230-member Assembly, while in Rajasthan her party has six seats in the House of 200 MLAs. Ms. Mayawati said the issue was a major one “connected to the interests of Dalits and tribals”. She said cases were lodged against innocent people due to the “casteist and political malice” of the previous BJP governments in many States, including those won by the Congress now.The Congress had supported the protests in April 2018 against the changes to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act which had witnessed instances of violence in parts of north India.The Congress governments should avoid the BJP’s track record of betraying promises made to farmers and the unemployed, the BSP chief further said in the statement. “It is important to give the Congress this warning before the upcoming Lok Sabha election, because now mere announcements won’t suffice,” she said. Ms. Mayawati said that when it came to announcements, people believed that the BJP and Congress were tarred with the same brush and it was up to the Congress to change that impression. (With PTI inputs)
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Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Despite Meralco’s eight-day layoff, coach Norman Black refused to blame rust for his side’s lackluster showing in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 1 on Friday.“We got outplayed tonight. It didn’t have to do anything with rust. I think we had three more days of rest than they had so I don’t see a big deal as far as that’s concerned,” said Black after the 102-87 loss to Ginebra in the series opener.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients “Going into Game 2, we have to make sure we get good looks with the basket.”Game 2 is on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But Black knows exactly where things went downhill for the Bolts.READ: Keys to Victory: Ginebra-Meralco Finals seriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We shot poorly from the perimeter today,” he said. “Uncharacteristically, we took so many three-point shots. I think we took about 35 and we only average 21 a game. We give them credit for the defense at the same time, it was bad shot selections on our part.”What caused Meralco’s first quarter downfall was its measly 2-of-17 shooting from three as Ginebra established control early and took a 49-35 halftime lead. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next One final huddle: Beth Celis, 73 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Though the Bolts were able to hit those three-pointers in their third quarter rally, their 8-of-24 sniping, which translates to 24-percent, was still way below their average of 37 percent, a league-best.READ: Ginebra ousts TNT, faces Meralco in PBA Finals rematchBlack reminded his wards to be more intelligent in their shot selections, saying that just because the Gin Kings’ defense are giving them space to shoot a three, it doesn’t mean that they should always go for it.“They’re sagging, but you don’t have to take three-point shots because they’re sagging. Ginebra continues to make the extra pass and get a little bit closer to the basket. We can actually do the same thing. We’ve been doing that the entire conference long and I have no idea why we mixed it up into shooting a lot of threes,” he said.READ: ‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight
Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Jamal Murray scored 19 of his 30 points in the second half, Plumlee dished out eight of Denver’s season-high 40 assists and the Nuggets cruised to a 133-107 victory over the banged-up Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Called out by Malone after a lackadaisical performance in a loss at Golden State last week, the Nuggets responded by playing with more intensity. It was the first time they’ve had 40 assists since April 6, 2013.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“The message was delivered. The guys embraced it, accepted it, owned it and went out and played tonight at a very high level,” Malone said.Paul Millsap finished with 23 points, including a buzzer-beater from half-court to end the third quarter. Jokic added 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help Denver snap a two-game slide at Pepsi Center. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy USING THE HEARTBREAKThe Timberwolves beat the Nuggets in overtime last season in the final game of the season to earn the last playoff spot. Minnesota coach Ryan Saunders believes that’s been a big catalyst for Denver.“A lot of times through any type of pain or hurt, good can come out of that if you come together as a group,” Saunders said. “They’ve done a good job this year … of staying together and really pushing themselves to a new level.”UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Utah on Thursday.Nuggets: Host Dallas on Thursday. The Nuggets have won five straight at home against the Mavericks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. At practice Monday, Malone had a heart-to-heart with his squad. He asked them what they wanted to achieve as they march toward their first postseason appearance since 2012-13 — simply settle for getting in or challenge for the top seed. At 28-6, the Nuggets have the best home record in the Western Conference.“I didn’t give them a chance (to answer),” Malone said. “I said I’m tired of talking. All we do is talk, talk, talk — let’s start doing.”Malone’s message was taken to heart.“We need to just get back to playing together, screening for each other, playing for each other, passing,” Jokic said. “Just to play for someone else.”TIP-INSTimberwolves: PG Tyus Jones had 16 points.Nuggets: G Torrey Craig hurt his left arm while blocking a shot with 14 seconds remaining. … The starters for the Nuggets were a combined plus-78. This after going minus-95 against the Warriors.NO THOMASMalone shortened the rotation and guard Isaiah Thomas didn’t get into the game.“Definitely talked to him. I’ll keep that conversation between I.T. and myself,” Malone said. “Not an easy conversation, but that’s my job. … Isaiah is a pro and was into the game, supporting his teammates.” Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, left, knocks the ball away from Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray as Minnesota guard Jerryd Bayless defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Denver. The Nuggets won 133-107. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Mason Plumlee was completely surrounded under the basket when he tossed a no-look pass over his head to teammate Nikola Jokic for an easy score.Now that’s more to the liking of coach Michael Malone, who implored his players to return to their selfless ways after a bumpy stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed The Nuggets are hanging on to the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. They are 5-4 since the All-Star break.“We’re focused on the bigger picture right now,” Plumlee said. “There’s a chance to do something special.”Karl-Anthony Towns had 34 points and 10 rebounds to pace a Timberwolves team that’s fading from playoff contention. Towns did a little bit of everything to keep the Timberwolves close until Denver pulled away in the third quarter. He had one play where he quickly applied the brakes to shake free from Jokic and then stepped back to hit a long jumper. Towns grinned on his way back down the floor.“In boxing, Mike Tyson said, ‘Everybody has a game plan until they get punched in the face,’” said Towns, who was back after missing a game with knee inflammation. “When we punched them in the face, they stuck to their game plan. We got punched in the face, we started getting erratic, started speeding ourselves up.”Minnesota was light on guards with Derrick Rose (right elbow), Jeff Teague (left foot) and Andrew Wiggins (left quadriceps) all sidelined. The depleted guard situation meant more court time for Cameron Reynolds, a rookie out of Tulane who recently signed a second 10-day contract. He had 12 points in 25 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Bad day for No. 1s: Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka upset at Indian Wells View comments
File photo of former captains Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly. – Reuters File photo of former captains Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly. – Reuters COMMENT RELATED × Harbhajan among eight ambassadors for ICC Champions Trophy SHARE SHARE EMAIL The Champions Trophy is scheduled between June 1-18. ICC names Intel as its Innovation Partner for Champions Trophy 2017 cricket Published on April 18, 2017 SHARE Acclaimed international captains including India’s Sourav Ganguly and Australia’s Ricky Ponting are a part of a stellar line-up of commentators named by the ICC for the upcoming Champions Trophy scheduled between June 1-18.Some of the other former captains in the line—up include Brendon McCullum of New Zealand, Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka and Graeme Smith of South Africa — all of whom will be making their ICC TV debut.Shane Warne, Michael Slater, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Shaun Pollock, Sanjay Manjrekar, Ian Bishop, Ramiz Raja, Simon Doull and Athar Ali Khan complete the list.On his association, Ponting said, “As a player, I always looked forward to the Champions Trophy. Winning it on two occasions was a big thrill. This year, I am really looking forward to it being staged in England and being a part of the commentary team.”“I am expecting Australia and England to make the final with Pat Cummins and Jason Roy, two guys to stand out across the two weeks. I can’t wait!”McCullum on his part stated, “Working with names like Ponting, Ganguly and Smith is going to be great fun and hopefully we can give the viewers a unique insight on the action unfolding out in the middle.”“The Champions Trophy is a special tournament which I loved playing in and I am honoured to have enjoyed success in. Now, as a commentator, I am very much looking forward to being part of the tournament and watching the best players in the world go head to head,” Sangakkara said“Most of the teams have a chance of lifting the trophy so it promises to be a fascinating three weeks of action,” he said.ICC TV will produce live coverage of all 15 matches, supported by production partner Sunset+Vine and equipment partner NEP Broadcast Solutions.The eight-team tournament, which kicks off with host England playing Bangladesh at The Oval on June 1, will see a state-of-the-art coverage, which will include 34 cameras at every game, including eight ultra-motion Hawk-Eye cameras, front and reverse view stump cameras and a Spidercam.In what is a first for cricket coverage, six Player Tracking cameras will be used in each match while the final at The Oval on June 18 will have additional pictures provided by a drone camera to supplement the broadcast coverage.Among other enhancements for the live coverage will be an Analysis Zone that will add depth to the coverage, bringing out details and nuances for the benefit of the audience.Regular broadcast tools such as the Hawk-Eye will be supplemented by an in-depth cricket data analytics system to be provided by analytics app Cricviz and a player tracking and real-time data visualisation system made available by leading graphics company Chyron Hego.Scores and statistics, which are an important element of any cricket coverage, will be provided by sports graphics specialists Alston Elliott in a fresh new style and feel designed by creative design agency DixonBaxi.The coverage provided by ICC TV to broadcasters will commence 30 minutes before the start of play of each match and will include live toss, pitch report, player profiles and features looking ahead to the game.Programming will be produced for the innings break to ensure continuous and engrossing content that will keep the viewers hooked.Reviews of the first half of games and a preview of run chases will be inter-woven with a segment dedicated to the history and stars of the ICC Champions Trophy. Match telecasts will culminate with a crisp post-match show.ICC TV has also made arrangements to produce engaging and informative additional content, to be distributed to its broadcast partners and other media rights partners via the ICC TV Content Delivery Service.This content will include daily player profiles, team features, match previews and other behind the scenes content, getting fans up close and personal with all the action around the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. COMMENTS
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Former ESPN college football writer Brett McMurphy released a bombshell report on Urban Meyer on Wednesday morning, and in response, many are wondering whether the Ohio State head coach will survive its aftermath.McMurphy reports that Meyer lied last week when he said he wasn’t aware of the 2015 allegations of domestic violence against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. McMurphy, in his report, which is posted on Facebook, provides text messages from Meyer’s wife Shelley that he say proves he knew.The report also alleges that numerous assistants on Meyer’s staff knew of the situation. McMurphy provides text messages between the wives of Ohio State’s assistants regarding the allegations.The report also includes photos of the injuries Courtney Smith sustained from the alleged abuse.In response, many are wondering whether Meyer will keep his job as Ohio State’s head coach. If Meyer lied and helped cover up Smith’s alleged abuse, he could be on the unemployment line pretty soon.Ohio State HAS to do SOMETHING with Urban Meyer if that McMurphy report is accurate. You can’t mess around with this stuff and not doing anything will be a bad look for Ohio State.— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) August 1, 2018I could see Urban Meyer getting fired or suspended over this. Nobody’s playing with being Title IX negligent anymore.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) August 1, 2018This Urban Meyer stuff is bad. If the Ohio State brass has any fortitude, they’ll fire him. I hope they do the right thing.— Paul Tucker (@PaulAndTucker) August 1, 2018Urban has a lot of explaining to do. And instead of playing the indignant moralist like he usually does, he should try the truth https://t.co/1B0JUATWDf— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) August 1, 2018Neither Urban nor Shelley Meyer has released a statement on the matter. Ohio State also has yet to comment.If you’re interested in reading the entire report, it’s embedded below via Facebook. It’s very long and detailed.It’s unclear how this is going to play out, but if it’s true, Meyer could be in some trouble here. We’ll keep you updated.
Next Andy Murray’s mother shares throwback picture of Wimbledon 2019 champion Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a five-set thriller to clinch his fifth Wimbledon title and 16th-career Grand Slam on Sunday.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 20:11 IST Judy Murray shared a throwback picture of a young Novak Djokovic on social media (Judy Murray Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in the Wimebledon 2019 finalThe summit clash was the longest Wimbledon singles final ever playedThis triumph also earned Djokovic his 5th Wimbledon and 16th Grand Slam titleAndy Murray’s mother, Judy, paid tribute to world number one Novak Djokovic on Monday after the Serbian tennis ace became the Wimbledon champion for the fifth time in London on Sunday.Novak Djokovic was pushed to the limits in the men’s singles final by 8-time champion Roger Federer on Centre Court with the match lasting nearly five hours, the longest Wimbledon singles final ever played.Djokovic saved two match points to prevail 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) over Federer to match Bjorn Borg’s record of five Wimbledon titles.Judy Murray, who has known Djokovic since he was 11 years old and is very close to him as well, shared a throwback picture of a young Djokovic on court with a tennis racket along with a picture of him kissing the Wimbledon trophy.From to @DjokerNole @Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/jYns54VEztjudy murray (@JudyMurray) July 14, 2019Even before the tournament began, Judy Murray had picked Djokovic as her favourite to win the title which ultimately came true.”Everything is about focus because the competition is long. I have been knowing him since he was 11 or 12, Andy and their same aged players. It was amazing to follow his career, we are good friends with his family, his wife and his children now.”It was nice to see the way they played those tournaments until dominating. He is my favorite for a new title,” Judy Murray had said earlier this month.This triumph also earned Djokovic his 16th Grand Slam trophy, moving him closer to the only men ahead of him in tennis history: Federer with 20, and Rafael Nadal with 18.advertisement”Unfortunately in these kinds of matches, one of the players has to lose. It’s quite unreal,” Djokovic said after winning his second Wimbledon title in succession.Djokovic became the first player in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon men’s singles final after being down match point since America’s Robert Falkenburg, who was the first player to achieve the feat in 1948 when he saved three match points and came back to defeat Australia’s John Bromwich.Also Read | Novak Djokovic first player since 1948 to achieve this feat in WimbledonAlso Read | Wimbledon Final 2019: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic final Also Read | Novak Djokovic will not ease up in quest to be greatest: Boris BeckerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Judy MurrayFollow Andy MurrayFollow Novak DjokovicFollow Roger Federer
India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 13, 2019UPDATED: August 13, 2019 18:23 IST How can the skills of retired armed force personnel can benefit the corporate world?The pride and satisfaction of being armed force personnel serving the nation are unparalleled. Having a tag of a Defense Service Officer under one’s belt is indeed a lifetime achievement. However, armed forces personnel face an early retirement from service compared to their civil counterparts.However, they are still productive and can put their experiential management skill and system knowledge to contribute to the growth of an organization.To solve this problem, business schools can play a vital role in providing a smooth transaction of a retired armed force officer from his military life to the corporate life of the civil world.Retired armed force personnel need a second career Short service commission officers retire after 10 years of services, premature retirement officers after 20-23 years of services, and full tenure officers after 30-35 years of service.Like any other individual, after an early retirement/superannuation from service, armed force personnel need to look for a career option to socially and financially support their own self and their family.After a full term in the armed forces, officers look for resettlement in the civilian society as an important contributor, mostly through social initiative or new entrepreneurial ventures.Due to the vast difference in the skill set required and the nature of the job performed in the military and corporate world, armed force personnel require a transformation of knowledge and new skills for successfully building a career in the corporate world.A business school can play a major role in this transformation.advertisementHow the skills of armed force personnel can benefit the corporate worldArmed force personnel possess excellent experiential management skills and leadership which is acquired by the nature of tasks handled and teams of men lead by them while performing a diverse range of assigned responsibilities in the armed forces.The technical knowledge learned and honed by armed forces personnel is of a specific and targeted nature for military applications.While management and leadership skill is required in the corporate world, there is a requirement of modulation and enhancement of their skills to deal with the civilian workforce.Further, the business requirement of a corporate industry needs to be understood along with standard and proven approaches of corporate management, since military knowledge and expertise may not be applicable in a straightforward way.Academic institutions develop MBA courses exclusively for ex-defense personnel mainly because of the fact that people with defense background tend to be more disciplined, focused, sincere, organised and have leadership qualities, and these are the qualities that every corporate house digs.Although the trend is gradually changing, it is still tough to gain entry into a completely new field. An MBA degree makes it easier to get a head-start as it not only provides relevant training and skill-sets but also opens avenues in the job market.Etiquettes of civil and corporate world are incorporated in the training of armed force personnel by B-schools to enhance their adaptability to the new industry.Course details to get retired army personnel into a management careerThe number of B-schools in India has increased and many are designing courses for ex-army personnel which match the industry requirements and an ex-serviceman’s aptitude and needs.The duration of such a course is usually six months. The intake ranges from candidates with 10-13 years of experience in the forces to those with more than 25 years on the job.For those who wish to set up their own business, a management course is a good option to learn entrepreneurial skills in less time.The topics covered in the course include Corporate Finance, Business Analytics, Economics, Strategy, Operations and Project Management, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Communication, Sales and Marketing, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, Finance, and Retail.Directorate resettlement, department of Ex-serviceman (MOD), empanels B-schools for imparting training and providing assistance for the corporate placements. General targeted institutions are top government institutions like IIMA, IIMB, IIMC, etc. or top rated B-schools like MDI Gurgaon etc.Though a number of institutes are sufficiently empanelled but the choice for selecting an institute lies with the officers.Indicators used by different rating agencies comprise some of the following or a combination of these: teaching, learning and resources; research and professional practice; faculty, accreditation, academic infrastructure, placements, learning and living experience; and future orientation, academic excellence and personality development.Institutes always try to upgrade themselves by benchmarking the group of above indicators selected strategically.The very motive of these institutions is to position themselves in the competitive market for automatic choice of potential candidates. Some institutes also attract students through marketing and branding apart from enhancing resources and infrastructure.advertisementFocus group interview for army personnelA focus group interview is conducted to identify the actual requirements of these retired army officers. The outcomes are (not in specific order):Brushing up concepts and processes as used in the industryPresence of faculty with strong research and industry experienceOrganized HR/placement assistanceIndustry connect/reputation of the institutionBuilding the Alumni networkLocation of institute: near a lot of industries and job opportunitiesExcellent library and sports facilitiesAll these indictors are more or less similar to the indictors used by a B-school rating agency. The institute’s extra focus on these indictors may give an upper hand in attracting armed forces officers for a management career.- Article by Prof. Amit Kumar Gupta (PhD, IIT Kanpur), Assistant Professor, MDI GurgaonRead: 93 per cent MBA graduates are unemployable: Problems with management education in IndiaRead: How B-schools can boost your career, no matter what stage you are inRead: What is Consulting Management? All about the MBA specialization and its job prospectsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow B-schoolsFollow retired army officersFollow management career How B-schools are attracting retired armed forces for a career in managementDespite their unparalleled work for the nation, armed forces personnel face an early retirement from service. 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The SBAJ, in conjunction with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, will be hosting the inaugural Caribbean MSME Conference from July 19-21 at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, St. James. Story Highlights President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), Hugh Johnson, says the upcoming Caribbean Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) Conference is an opportunity for partnerships to be built with other small businesses within the region.“We think it’s high time for the small players within the region to get to know each other, to come together and to forge a path for themselves, along with the regional Governments, to get businesses among themselves moving,” he said.Mr. Johnson was speaking in a recent interview on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) television programme, ‘Issues and Answers’.The SBAJ, in conjunction with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, will be hosting the inaugural Caribbean MSME Conference from July 19-21 at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, St. James.Mr. Johnson said at the end of the conference, a position paper is to be produced and presented to the regional Governments, “as it relates to what is needed to get us moving and doing businesses among ourselves in the region”.Persons attending the conference will benefit from information on: policy, trade and finance, which will be dealt with simultaneously in breakout sessions.“We are in business to make money, and this will enable you to do better business for your enterprise. There are markets out there, and you might not individually have that level of resource to do that marketing promotion. We are giving you that opportunity to come to the conference and meet the people who will cause that to happen,” Mr. Johnson said.The conference is being sponsored by the Jamaica National Group, RJRGleaner Communications Group, Flow, Development Bank of Jamaica, Spanish Court Hotel, and Caribbean Airlines.Other partners include the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Jamaica Business Development Corporation.The SBAJ is a private non-profit business organisation, registered in 1974 to foster the growth and development of businesses and professional groups and to represent the entire small and micro business sector. President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), Hugh Johnson, says the upcoming Caribbean Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) Conference is an opportunity for partnerships to be built with other small businesses within the region.
NEW DELHI: The sudden demise of three-time Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Saturday has evoked condolences from political leaders cutting across party lines.Dikshit passed away at a private hospital here following a cardiac arrest. She was 81. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the first to condoled the demise of Dikshit. Kovind said she had transformed the national capital in her tenure. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”Sad to hear of the passing of Sheila Dikshit, former Chief Minister of Delhi and a senior political figure. Her term in office was a period of momentous transformation for the capital for which she will be remembered. Condolences to her family and associates,” the President said in a tweet. Modi too said that Dikshit made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development. “Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit. Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development. Condolences to her family and supporters,” Modi tweeted. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderCondoling the demise of the senior Congress leader, Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Sad over the demise of former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. My heartfelt condolences to the family members and her supporters. May god give strength to her family in this hour of grief and lasting peace to the departed soul.” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted: “The passing away of former Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt Sheila Dixit is deeply saddening. She was a tall Congress leader known for her congenial nature. Sheilaji was widely respected cutting across party lines. My thoughts are with her bereaved family & supporters. Om Shanti!” Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, said, “Saddened to hear the news about the demise of former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit. Her contributions in the development of Delhi will always be remembered. My condolences to the family. May her soul rest in peace.” Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “I am sorry to know about the sudden demise of Sheila Dikshitji. We were opponents in politics but friends in personal life. She was a fine human being.” Veteran CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury tweeted, “Deepest condolences on the death of Mrs Sheila Dikshit. She has made a tremendous contribution to the city of Delhi and millions of its people. Her absence will be deeply felt. Personally too, it is a very sad day.” Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said, “Saddened over the demise of senior Congress leader Sheila Dikhsit. She was loved and respected by all the parties. May god give strength to the family in this hour of grief and peace to the departed soul.” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condoled the demise of his predecessor Sheila Dikshit and said her contribution will always be remembered. “Just now got to know about the extremely terrible news about the passing away of Mrs Sheila Dikshit ji. It is a huge loss for Delhi and her contribution will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to her family members. May her soul rest in peace,” Kejriwal posted on Twitter. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “Deeply saddened at the passing away of Sheila Dikshitji. When I became the MP, she was the Parliamentary Affairs Minister. She always maintained good relations with me. We will all really miss her.”
CALGARY — The trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a Canadian Football League player is to start today.Nelson Tony Lugela, 21, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Mylan Hicks, a 23-year-old defensive back who was on the practice roster for the Calgary Stampeders.The trial is scheduled to last two weeks.The Detroit-born Hicks, a former Michigan State Spartan, was found in critical condition after being shot outside the Marquee Beer Market in Calgary in the early hours of Sept. 25, 2016.He died a short time later in hospital.Investigators have said a fight inside the club spilled outside into the parking lot where Hicks was gunned down.Police said Lugela and two other suspects were taken into custody after returning to the scene shortly after the shooting took place. The other two suspects were released.Police seized a firearm at the scene.A number of Stampeders players are expected to testify at the trial, which was purposely delayed until after the recent Grey Cup game which Calgary won.Fellow defensive back and teammate Jamar Wall changed his jersey number from 29 to 31, the number Hicks wore, for the rest of the 2016 season to honour him. The week following the shooting, every CFL team held a moment of silence.— Follow @BillGraveland on TwitterBill Graveland, The Canadian Press
Southwest is removing flights with the troubled Boeing 737 Max aircraft from its schedule through Aug. 5, a period that includes the peak of the airline’s busy summer travel season.The company did not specify how many flights would be cancelled because of the new schedule. It removed all 34 of its Max 8 jets from service on March 13 following two deadly crashes involving other airlines. The grounded aircraft account for a small percentage of the more than 750 Boeing 737 models in the airline’s fleet.Regulators around the world have grounded the aircraft and Boeing has been working to fix the plane’s technical issues. Airlines have had to scramble to put other aircraft into service while dealing with flight cancellations.Southwest Airlines has already warned that flight cancellations are cutting into bookings and revenue.The Associated Press
Archaeology students from Wilfrid Laurier University are doing some digging in Fort Erie.They’re at the site of the Douglas Battle during the war of 1812. The Americans had taken over Fort Erie in 1814. They were attacked by the British in a bloody battle in August of that year. These students are collecting artifacts at the front lines of that battle.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09
Updated 11pmA BODY HAS been found on the property where a woman was found “chained up like a dog” for weeks in a dark storage container.The woman was apparently lured to her captor’s South Carolina property for a cleaning job, a family friend said.The sheriff said they were “trying to make sure that we don’t have a serial killer on our hands,” as search teams dug up the area.Investigators were told the property could hold as many as three other corpses.Prosecutor Barry Barnette said the woman saw her captor shoot and kill her boyfriend, who went with her to the job. The body discovered today was not immediately identified.TimelineThe couple disappeared around 31 August when they went to do the work on the suspect’s nearly 100-acre property in a rural area near the community of Woodruff, said Daniel Herren, a friend who sat with her in her hospital room after she was rescued yesterday.“They were going to do some work, help cleaning up the property. And he pulled out a gun and took them hostage,” Herren said, adding that the abduction happened quickly.Todd Christopher Kohlhepp, a 45-year-old registered sex offender with previous kidnapping conviction, appeared at a bond hearing today in Spartanburg on a kidnapping charge. More charges will be filed later, the prosecutor told the court.The judge did not set bond and instead referred the matter to circuit court. The suspect did not appear to have an attorney, and the judge urged him to get one.The Associated Press is not naming the woman because the suspect is a sex offender, though authorities have not said whether she was sexually assaulted. Her boyfriend was identified as 32-year-old Charles Carver.CaptivityHerren, who visited her in the hospital and had dinner with her yesterday, said he did not ask the woman if she was sexually assaulted.But she did describe to him the details of her captivity, telling him she was in the container nearly the entire time except for when she was taken out for occasional walks.“He never took the chain off of her, but he was taking her around, let her get, not so much exercise, but let her walk around some,” Herren said. “It didn’t sound like it was every day. It was kind of sporadic.”She was fed once a day around 6pm but “didn’t tell us exactly what she was eating. But from what I gathered, it could have been fast food. Todd Christopher Kohlhepp, who was arrested yesterday. … It wasn’t like he was keeping her alive on bread and water. He was in a weird, sick kind of way being, I guess, kind of humane, as far as feeding her.She left the hospital late yesterday and is staying with family, Herren said.Tip offThe property includes grassy areas, some covered in waist-high weeds, as well as stands of trees. Most or all of it is surrounded by a chain-link fence six to seven feet tall.In the middle was the cargo container, which measured about 30 feet by 15 feet. It was next to a two-car garage that had a living space on top, Barnette said.During today’s search efforts, officers using all-terrain vehicles and a backhoe came and went while a law enforcement helicopter circled overhead.Investigators began excavating after cadaver dogs signaled the possible presence of remains.Acting on a tip, deputies found the woman after hearing her banging inside the container, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said.Anderson Police Chief Jim Stewart said computer and cellphone records led authorities to the property near Woodruff, 80 miles northwest of the state capital of Columbia, because it was the last place that a cellphone pinged.Guns and a large amount of ammunition were seized from Kohlhepp, the prosecutor said.“It’s unbelievable how much he had,” he said.Todd Christopher KohlheppRecords indicate Kohlhepp is a licensed real estate agent and licensed pilot. As a teenager, he was convicted and sentenced to prison in Arizona for kidnapping and crimes against children, according to South Carolina’s sex offender registry.Online prison records from Arizona show that Kohlhepp served about 14 years for the 1986 felony. He was released in 2001.In court today, Barnette said the Arizona case occurred when Kohlhepp kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, took her to his house and raped her after binding her with duct tape.A real estate agent who worked at a firm run by Kohlhepp said she had known him for 10 years after they met at a university in the Spartanburg area and were study partners in a statistics class. She said she was in disbelief.“He’s not the kind of person to do something like this,” Cherry Laurens said by phone. “Working with him he was an excellent boss. He stood up for us whenever we needed him.”She said it was widely known that he was registered as a sex offender, but he told people that it was based on trumped-up charges after he “had gone joyriding with a girl” and upset her father, who was a prominent local official.Kohlhepp also had a house in Moore, on the outskirts of Spartanburg, about 15 minutes from the rural property where the woman was chained.His neighbor there, 76-year-old Ron Owen, said Kohlhepp was private but pleasant.“Todd was in my opinion a likable guy,” Owen said.Read: High Court says UK parliament must have vote on starting Brexit>Read: ‘You’ll never work in this town again’: Mila Kunis reveals producer’s threat after refusing to pose semi-naked> Image: Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office 18 Comments Short URL By Associated Press Body found on land where woman was chained up ‘like a dog’ The woman’s boyfriend, who went missing at the same time, has still not been found. 68,747 Views https://jrnl.ie/3062498 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 4 Nov 2016, 11:00 PM Share116 Tweet Email Todd Christopher Kohlhepp, who was arrested yesterday. 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Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Early Thursday morning Diane Macrae was among the first to arrive at a rally, off Kalifornsky Beach Road, in support of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), is considered a swing vote, and has said she has made “no decision” on Kavanaugh’s fate, as of Thursday morning. Alaskans urging a “no” vote are also making their case loudly with the support of the ACLU. The ACLU has been flying dozens of Alaskans to D.C. to deliver their message in person. Diane Macrae: “This was just neighbors talking to neighbors, and saying let’s do it, why be silent, if you support them you don’t have to be ashamed of supporting someone you think would be a good Supreme Court Justice.” Republican Senate leaders and White House officials said Thursday that an FBI background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh revealed no evidence of wrongdoing. A final vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination could come as early as Saturday, following a procedural vote on Friday morning. Macrae is joined by others in the community hoping that their voices will be heard: “There’s a lot of pressure on Lisa Murkowski from outsiders. It seems like our voice on the nationwide and all over is not being heard. Her phones have been busy, and this was a way to reach out and let her know this is support for Brett.”
Guests:Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Analyst and host of The Doug Gottlieb Show is in-studio to discuss Joh Rosen’s comments about college athletics and academics, and why there’s no chance Mayweather/McGregor will be competitive.Warren Moon – NFL Hall of Famer and Seahawks broadcaster joins the show from Seattle camp to discuss the apparent locker room division; why Russell Wilson had a better year last year than people think; and if an aging Seattle defense can still be one of the top in the league.Ryan Leaf – Former Chargers quarterback is in-studio to talk Josh Rosen’s comments; which of the college quarterbacks he likes the best; and what he discussed in a recent visit with Nick Saban. Big time college athletes have to choose athletics over academics UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen made comments that big time college athletes can’t excel on the field and in serious academic majors in the class room, and Colin mostly agrees with his stance.He thinks that the idea of an elite college athlete also excelling in a challenging academic major is next to next to impossible due to the time commitment required to play at the highest level of college sports. Even though they may have to forego spending the same amount of time pursuing academics as normal college students, athletes get a college full ride college experience, live better than their peers, leave school with no debt, and in the case of a Josh Rosen, have the opportunity to make millions playing professionally.Big time athletes need to choose if they are willing to sacrifice academics for athletics, but life is full of choices.Floyd Mayweather isn’t telling the truth, he’s selling the fight In the past week, Conor McGregor’s ex-sparring partner has publicly ripped McGregor and said he regularly roughed him up in training. Today, Floyd Mayweather said in an interview that he is convinced that fight will be competitive, and he is planning on changing to an attacking style to make the product better for the fans. He also said McGregor has a legitimate shot to win.Colin doesn’t think for a second that Mayweather believes any of this, but had to make the comments to save the fight’s credibility. The idea Mayweather is doing anything to please fans is also laughable. He’s never been concerned with anything other than cashing his checks. He needs this pay day so he’ll do anything to save it.
In addition to ACCF, DCRI and AHA, other participating societies included the American College of Radiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society of Nuclear Medicine.The full report, “Developing an Action Plan for Patient Radiation Safety in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine,” will be published in the May 15, 2012, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and an upcoming issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. It will also be accessible at www.cardiosource.org. 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News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more 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. 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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 Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more March 22, 2012 – Addressing concerns over radiation from cardiac imaging and procedures, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), Duke University Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and American Heart Association (AHA) released recommendations to enhance radiation safety.Diagnostic imaging tests and procedures that use radiation play an important role in the effective treatment of heart disease. While there is no evidence that exposure to low levels of radiation in the course of treatment causes harm, concerns about patient safety remain.“The use of radiation is essential to high-quality cardiovascular care,” said Pamela S. Douglas, M.D., professor of medicine at Duke University Medical School and chair of the writing committee. “Without it, we wouldn’t be able to do all the things we can now do to diagnose and treat patients, so we need to minimize patient exposure while preserving our ability to take care of this very common disease.”Radiation exposure for medical purposes has increased about six-fold over the past 25 years, with radiation from cardiovascular imaging and interventions accounting for about 17 percent of the total. Imaging tests with radiation allow healthcare professionals to see detailed pictures of the heart to identify problems. This technology is also commonly used when patients have chest pains and in treating arrhythmias (an irregular heartbeat), and can provide real-time guidance to cardiologists during angioplasty (when implanting stents to open blocked or narrowed coronary arteries), among other applications.The new report – a culmination of the first multidisciplinary think tank on the topic – provides a roadmap to improve radiation safety, reduce patient dose, and obtain quality images for diagnosis and treatment based on available appropriate use criteria and best practices. A broad array of stakeholders were represented including medical physicists, experts in cardiovascular imaging, safety specialists, government agencies, patients, and industry representatives who are responsible for making better equipment.“This effort represents a major step forward to better define the issues and needs around patient radiation safety in cardiovascular imaging, and to develop an action plan to guide future efforts,” said Douglas.Ionizing radiation has been in use for medical purposes since 1895 and recent technological advances have increased its use in cardiology. Still, Douglas says there are gaps in many physicians’ understanding of how radiation is actually measured and what is known and unknown about the potential harm it might cause patients down the line. As such, experts say it is critical to better understand how radiation is being used and to allay concerns about exposure. A key challenge discussed by the group is that the absorbed dose – which is less than that delivered by the machine – varies tremendously from person to person, by the organ or tissue scanned, the machine design and a host of other factors.“We need to better understand the difference between the radiation delivered (exposure) and the dose received, and try to reduce the variability across patients and across laboratories,” Douglas said. “The reality is that radiation exposure is a fact of life. We are exposed to background radiation from natural sources each and every day, and there is no evidence at this time that the low level of radiation used in most health care encounters causes any problems.”However, she says the think tank has called for long-term tracking of those individuals most at risk, as well as the implementation of quality improvement initiatives designed to help laboratories track and improve their radiation safety. Among the recommendations set forth include the need for:• Collaboration across a large number of diverse stakeholders• Education of healthcare providers ordering and providing medical tests and procedures using radiation, including creating a culture of safety to ensure clinicians are aware of strategies that can minimize radiation exposure• Clarification of the relationship between low-dose radiation exposure associated with cardiovascular imaging and therapeutic procedures and potential health problems or malignancies down the line• Careful patient selection and avoidance of inappropriate testing and procedures by using ACC’s appropriate use criteria and balancing the benefits of cardiovascular testing and procedures against minimizing dose, including adherence to the long-standing principle of ALARA—as low as reasonably allowed. 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 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… 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 Feature | March 22, 2012 Radiation Safety in Cardiovascular Care Report Released by ACC, AHA, Duke Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Related Content Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more