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The Bedlam infographic

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Football transfer rumours: Alexandre Lacazette to Barcelona for £70m?

first_imgShare on Twitter Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Share on Messenger features Topics Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Read more Arsenal Barcelonacenter_img Football Both Arsenal and West Ham are keeping tabs on Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin, who is also wanted by Milan. Valued at £11m when West Ham attempted to lure him to the London Stadium a year ago, the 22-year-old’s value has apparently increased almost five-fold. On loan from West Brom, Salomon Róndón has established himself as firm fan favourite at Newcastle this season and gave Liverpool’s defence a torrid time on Saturday night. The 29-year-old Venezuelan has now called on the Tyneside club to make his loan signing permanent, despite Mike Ashley’s reluctance to sign players aged over 25. Róndón compared himself to a fine wine.“Better with age?” asked Róndón “For me, yes. It’s like a wine! I try to be healthy all the time. I am getting older so I have to work more than the young players. I have to work really hard and do my best.”Chelsea employ a similar policy, but that hasn’t stopped Maurizio Sarri calling on the club’s top brass to sign Gonzalo Higuaín, 31, on a full-time basis. On loan from Juventus, the Argentinian has made a slow start to life at Stamford Bridge.And finally, loveable Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer, but reports linking him with a move to Athletic Bilbao have been roundly rubbished and ridiculed because the La Liga side have a strict policy of only signing players from the Basque region and the 31-year-old doesn’t qualify. Brighton, who are not as fussy, are rumoured to have offered Mata a two-year deal that may well pique his interest. Rumour Mill Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share via Email Still picking shrapnel from the blue and white striped kitchen sink complete with seagull insignia that Brighton threw at them on Sunday, Arsenal may have to put their disappointment at failing to finish in the top four behind them and brace themselves for an audacious £70m bid for Alexandre Lacazette from Barcelona, according to the Express. With 18 goals to his name this season, the striker cut a forlorn figure as Arsenal’s players endured their post-match lap of disgruntlement at the Emirates and the Spanish champions are understood to have identified him or his compatriot Antoine Griezmann as the men to provide them with a little extra cutting edge.Apparently resigned to losing their diminutive Danish dynamo Christian Eriksen this summer, Tottenham Hotspur got an opportunity to admire Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek from close – but perhaps not as close as they might have liked – quarters in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. The 22-year-old has been hugely influential in his side’s unexpected European success this season and has been identified as a potential target for Spurs, who will be hoping the midfielder flunks his next audition but will have to fend off interest from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich regardless. Still chasing a treble, Ajax are top of the Eredivisie, thrashed Willem II in the Dutch Cup final on Sunday and lead Tottenham 1-0 going into the second leg of this week’s Champions League semi-final. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Pochettino: I need to lift a trophy for good Spurs season

first_imgMauricio Pochettino is hoping to finally add some silverware to his trophy cabinet with Tottenham this season, feeling it would make it a “good season” for him. Pochettino has received plaudits for his work done with Spurs since taking over in 2014, turning them into a perennial Champions League squad. The Argentine guided his side to the brink of glory last season as they enjoyed a thrilling run to the Champions League final, though they stumbled at the final hurdle in a 2-0 defeat to Premier League rivals Liverpool.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? It meant Pochettino remains without a trophy in his managerial career, despite his many successes, losing both in the 2014-15 League Cup final as well as last year’s Champions League decider. Armed with a talented squad that was bolstered by new signings during the transfer window, Pochettino believes that breaking that trophyless streak is what is required for him to feel Spurs have enjoyed a quality season in 2019-20. “A good season for us? My personal feeling is that starting my sixth season I need to lift a trophy – Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Premier League or Champions League,” Pochettino told reporters. “It’s like my dog – he’s growing up, he’s just not quite mature enough. I don’t want to put pressure on the team or the club. “But if you ask me personally, this season is not about finishing in the top four to be successful – although of course maybe that matters for the club. But for me, it is about winning some title.” Pochettino admits last season felt almost like a tease given their Champions League final, semi-final of the Carabao Cup, and top-four finish. However, it has provided the manager inspiration to reach for greater heights this season. Pochettino added: “After last season’s final, to be again in the top four and reach the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, it is like, ‘Come on!’  “You are always there but you cannot touch the glory. That is personally – me. My personal target, objective, aim to be successful this season, is to lift a trophy.” Tottenham get their Premier League season underway on Saturday against top-flight returnees Aston Villa.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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A Guide to Summer Shoes

first_img 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt Now that the weather is warmer and summer has finally shown some sign of arriving in the near future – we can start thinking about swapping those heavy, dark shoes for something a bit lighter in color and weight.-United Nude’s footwear is perfect for summer – with runner and slip-on options. We especially like the Elastic Slip On in blue and orange – the perfect way to squeeze in some color without going crazy. This shoe has a super-classic shape and is made entirely of elastic with leather piping for a little kick. Purchase through United Nude.–We interviewed the guys behind Jack Erwin not long ago – and we’re happy to say that they’re still around with a new selection of reasonably priced options. The Ernie Driving Loafer is great for weekends – a classic suede shoe with rubber bumps. It’s casual but still put together and they won’t cost upwards of $300 dollars. Check out the full line of driving loafers here.-TOMS is always a great option. Extremely light and breathable – these summer staples are a much more…hygienic alternative to flip-flops – especially if you live in a city. Instead of going with a solid color – try some of their new prints. Fresh graphics have been printed on to the classic shape to give it an updated look. As always, the brand will give a pair to someone in need with every purchase. Check out the TOMS website here.-Who doesn’t love a pair of Chuck Taylors? And who has time for laces? Converse updated the look for summer with the Chuck Taylor Washed Slip. The shoe is recognizable with navy worn out canvas, brass rivets and thick rubber soles. Don’t get all tied up here.-Can Superdry get superwet? We think so. These Eclipse ‘boat style’ shoes with contrasting color laces are a nice alternative to canvas and other materials. All-leather and you won’t have to worry about getting them dirty or scuffed since they already look like you’ve owned them for some time. Perfect for the beach and then the boat.Pick up a pair here. 10 Lawnmower Beers You Should Sip This Summer All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Pisco Cocktails are the Refreshing Balm You Need for the Dog Days of Summer Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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VIDEO Symphony Performer Hits the Water

first_imgDutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit has launched Symphony Performer, the first in a series of two ECOBOX DP2 long range supply vessels being built for its compatriot shipping company Symphony Shipping. The 10,500 dwt ship was launched at Ferus Smit’s shipyard in Leer, Germany, on October 14, 2016.Featuring a length of 125 meters and a width of 18 meters, the newbuilding has a large loading floor area for project cargoes, including movable tweendeck.In addition, the 7,000 gross ton Symphony Performer has a large single hold of completely box-shaped form.The ship’s deckhouse is placed on foreship for better protection of deck cargo and enabling to load oversized items over the stern.Both ECOBOX DP2 vessels are equipped with a DP2 (Dynamic Positioning) system which keeps them within an exact position or heading limits.The Symphony Performer is scheduled for delivery in December 2016, while the second vessel, the Symphony Provider, is expected to join the company’s fleet in April 2017.Video Courtesy: Inselvideolast_img read more

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Gävle Doubling Its Container Capacity

first_imgzoom Sweden’s Port of Gävle is set to double its container capacity by the end of 2019 with an ongoing expansion project that will enable the port to welcome more and larger containerships.A joint venture of the Port of Gävle and Yilport Gävle worth SEK* 700 million is building a second dock with cranes and depth to accommodate larger boxships. The expanded container port will be able to handle four ships simultaneously.The expansion, which increases the capacity to 600,000 TEU annually, is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.As explained, the move comes in an effort to achieve continued growth as the Port of Gävle has reported large volume increases in its container traffic almost annually since its inception ten years ago.“Within a 250 kilometer radius of Gävle 17 million tonnes of steel, paper, and timber are produced every year. A lot of it is already being exported by sea, containerized and through us, and that volume will definitely grow,” Eryn Dinyovszky, General Manager of Yilport Nordic, noted.“Apart from the fact that the port will attract more export business, the Port of Gävle and Yilport also expect increased imports,” the duo said in a statement.“With stricter requirements for more environmentally sustainable transportation solutions, we are in an optimal location. The Port of Gävle is just two hours from Stockholm… Our extensive new investments generates a completely new environment for what I like to call The Northern Port of Stockholm,” Fredrik Svanbom, CEO of Port of Gävle, commented.Earlier this year, Gävle Municipality approved a SEK 200 million investment to expand Gävle Container Terminal (GCT). COB Inger Källgren Sawela stressed back in June 2017 that the municipality aims to create growth and jobs, while Yilport will invest in cranes under this project.Yilport Gävle has operated the port since 2014. In 2016, Yilport acquired 100% of shares in GCT and Baltic Sea Gateway (BSG), in Gävle Port. Under the 30+10 year concession agreement with Gävle Municipality which awarded Yilport Holding the rights to operate container, bulk, general cargo, rail and CFS services in Port of Gävle terminals.* SEK 1 equals USD 0.12last_img read more

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2 more SFI members held for stabbing student in Kerala

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Police on Monday arrested two more members of the Student Federation of India (SFI), accused of stabbing a student of the Thiruvananthapuram University college. Eight members of the SFI — the student wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) — allegedly stabbed B.A. final year student Akhil and injured two others in the college campus last week. Shivaranjith and Nazeem were arrested at 2 a.m from a bus stop near here while they were on their way to the house of a CPI-M member in the capital. Three accused were arrested on Sunday. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! SFI’s Kerala Committee on Saturday dismissed the college SFI unit after an FIR was registered against its members. Kerala CPI-M Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Sunday said the party will not support the members involved in the case. Meanwhile, Shivaranjith and Nazeem have secured first and 28th rank in the Public Service Commission (PSC) of the 4th battalion of officers of the Kerala Armed Police (Kasaragod) list.last_img read more

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55yearold man commits suicide by jumping in front of metro train

first_imgNew Delhi: A 55-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train at Delhi Metro’s Adarsh Nagar station on Wednesday, leading to a brief delay in services on Yellow Line, officials said. Anil Gupta, a resident of Majlis Park area here, died on the spot, police said. However, no suicide note was found, they said. The Yellow Line connects Samyapur Badli in Delhi to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon. The incident took place around 2.45 pm while the train was going towards Huda City Centre. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderOfficials said metro services were briefly affected due to incident between Samaypur Badli and Vishwavidyalaya stations. “A call was received around 3 pm that an unidentified man had jumped in front of a metro train at platform No 1 of the station. The victim died on the spot,” a police official said. The incident happened a day after World Suicide Prevention Day, which seeks to bring awareness on the issue in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. As part of an ongoing campaign by Delhi Metro to raise awareness about sound mental health, the authorities on Tuesday had installed a hoarding at the Patel Chowk metro museum to encourage people to brave through psychologically difficult period instead of giving up on life.last_img read more

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Bribery commission will not be dissolved

Accordingly, there is no power to dissolve the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. The Bribery and Corruption commission will not be dissolved, the President’s office said in a statement today.The President’s office said that there were media reports stating that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption will be dissolved this week. However, Commissioners for all commissions will be appointed after establishment of the Constitutional Council. (Colombo Gazette) However the President’s office noted that the establishment of the Commission, appointments and removals of its members should be done in accordance with the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Katanga Mining settles legal dispute with Gecamines in DRC

first_imgGlencore has referred to an announcement by Katanga Mining in which it announced the settlement of the DRC legal dispute with La Générale des Carrières et des Mines (Gécamines) and an agreement for the resolution of the capital deficiency at Katanga’s 75%-owned DRC operating subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC).“Glencore is pleased that this matter has now been resolved and looks forward to supporting KCC’s closer partnership with Gécamines as the parties work together to ensure that the Joint Venture reaches its full potential for the benefit of all stakeholders.”The key highlights of Katanga’s settlement agreement with Gécamines are as follows:Conversion of $5.6 billion of KCC’s total debt of approximately $9 billion into new KCC equity such that, with retroactive effect as at January 1, 2018, KCC has $3.45 billion of debt to KML Group, bearing interest at the lower of US$ Libor 6 month + 3% and 6% per annum;Katanga and Gécamines’ shareholdings in KCC remain unchanged at 75% and 25% respectively;A one-time payment to Gécamines of $150 million relating to historical commercial disputes;Certain amendments to the dividend payment and free cash flow provisions of KCC including an amortisation schedule for the repayment of the residual debt;Payment of approx $41 million to Gécamines in relation to outstanding expenses incurred as part of an exploration program;Waiver by KCC of its entitlement (or financial equivalent) to replacement reserves and associated incurring of drilling costs on Gecamines’ behalf, amounting to $285 million and $57 million respectively, and; Withdrawal of all legal action by Gécamines. The entry of the settlement agreement between Katanga and Gécamines constitutes a smaller related party transaction as defined in Listing Rule 11.1.10 because Gécamines holds more than 10% of the voting rights in a material subsidiary of Glencore. Accordingly, as a condition precedent to the Settlement Agreement becoming effective, Glencore must obtain written confirmation from a sponsor that the terms of the Settlement Agreement with Gécamines are fair and reasonable as far as the shareholders of Glencore are concerned. Glencore aims to obtain such written confirmation on or before 14 June, 2018.last_img read more

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Croke Park Security in place to prevent One Directioners from queuing too

first_img Source: An Garda Síochána/Twitter UPDATED 4.24pmCROKE PARK HAS said that security staff are working today to prevent One Direction fans from queuing too early in the local residential area.Responding to concerns that security guards were in place from 7am this morning, a spokesperson said Croke Park, MCD Promotions and the gardaí are “very conscious of the local community in all aspects of planning for the One Direction concerts this weekend”.“Security stewards have been in place around the stadium since 7am this morning to monitor, observe and report on activity and work with the Gardaí in relation to any issues with access and concert patrons arriving early into residential areas nearest the stadium.”The spokesperson also said that residents have not been denied access to their homes or business.“No road closures are in place.”Earlier, some residents expressed their concerns about security staff being in place this morning.They said they had made an official complaint to gardaí, claiming they had been denied access and parking.Locals have been vocal about the upcoming Garth Brooks’ and One Direction gigs which are taking place at the Dublin stadium. They have repeated calls for the number of special events at the stadium to be reduced.Labour Relations Commission chief Kieran Mulvey was appointed to chair talks between residents, GAA bosses and promoters with the aim of solving the dispute over the number of concerts being held at the stadium, but residents have called the process “a sham”.Preparations for the One Direction concerts, which will begin tomorrow night, have already got underway: 1 Direction Concerts Dublin post any queries U have & Insp Gallagher Mountjoy Garda will reply 7 – 8 pm this evening— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) May 21, 2014center_img Angry residentsEamon O’Brien, Croke Park Streets Committees and Irish Stadium Communities Association, said the “lock down” of the area has already begun.  Source: Shane MurphyLocal resident Peter Branagan told, that his understanding of the law is that only a uniformed gardaí has the powers to direct persons away from a cordoned area, citing section 21 of Criminal Justice Public Order Act 1994:… a member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of superintendent that it is necessary in the interests of safety or for the purpose of preserving order to restrict the access of persons to a place where an event is taking or is about to take place which attracts, or is likely to attract, a large assembly of persons….It goes on to say that only a member of the Garda Síochána is permitted to erect a barrier or a series of barriers on any road, street, lane, alley or other means of access in a one mile radius. Source: Shane MurphyLawThe law states that where a barrier has been erected only “a member of the Garda Síochána in uniform may by oral or manual direction or by the exhibition of any notice or sign… divert persons generally or particularly and whether in or on vehicles or on foot to another means of access to the event, including a means of access to that event on foot only…”.Branagan pointed out that this is not just in relation to the One Direction concerts, but that it is an ongoing issue, saying the whole matter has been “handled disgracefully”.“It goes on all the time. I’ve pointed it out to the gardaí before, I have gone to the land registry and pointed out boundary areas, but I’m just ignored,” he said.In relation to passes that the gardaí say are for residents access, he said that there is no law that states that a resident must display a pass in order to access their home.“No security personnel has the right to stop me having access to my street regardless of whether I have a pass or not. It’s outrageous,” he said.He added that he had no problem if it was properly implemented, saying:Only the gardaí have authority to restrict access. If there are barriers in place I should be able to just say I live here and be able to drive through, simple as that. There is no legal authority for them to stop me going to my house.In a statement, gardaí said that if anyone wishes to make a complaint about any issue they should contact their local station.They said that any such reports will be fully investigated, but they would not confirm correspondence from third parties as such reports are confidential.Croke Park also noted that there is a local community team in place, as well as a dedicated 1800 number to deal with any issues around the concert set up.Read: Thought of how your kids will be getting to the One Direction gigs? Here’s the crowd-control arrangements…>Read: ‘We will negotiate in the High Court’: Residents not backing down over Garth Brooks gigs>last_img read more

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Woman gets year in prison in 400000 theft from employer

first_imgA 60-year-old woman who formerly managed Vancouver-based Grimm Enterprises was sentenced Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court to a year in prison for bilking the property business out of more than $400,000.Debra A. Ingalls of Vancouver pleaded guilty last month to a single count of first-degree theft. Court records show she originally faced two counts.“(Ingalls) had our trust. She was treated like family, so much so that she was added as a trustee” to the company, said Lisa Sorenson, who is also a trustee of Grimm Enterprises along with her stepmother, Carolyn Grimm.The business is owned by the trust and manages more than 70 residential and commercial properties in the Vancouver area, including Club Green Meadows. All of the properties are owned by Carolyn Grimm, whose husband Joseph Grimm oversaw the company’s operations until his death in 2010. When Joseph Grimm died, Carolyn Grimm handed over responsibilities to the company’s managers; she told investigators she is no longer involved due to her age, according to an affidavit of probable cause.In December 2014, Ingalls was injured when “a carport at one of Grimm’s rental properties hit her in the head during a windstorm,” the probable cause affidavit says. She was in a coma for two weeks.last_img read more

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Teranga FM Manager Abducted

Teranga FM Manager Abducted

first_imgTeranga FM Radio Station, was picked up on Thursday, 2 July, 2015after the breaking of the fast by some men who came with a blackpajero vehicle and then taken away to an unknown destination.Mr. Amadou Ceesay, the younger brother, said Alhaji Abdoulie managedto call him on his phone to tell him that he was being taken away byoperatives of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) but that the lineeventually went dead.“This incident happened immediately after the breaking of the fastwhen a boy came to our home and told Alhaji Abdoulie that some peopleare waiting for him at the radio station. When he went and found themthere they asked him to go with them in a waiting vehicle which droveoff,” said the younger brother.He said they have been searching for Mr. Ceesay at many places ofdetention but could not trace him.“We have been to the NIA in Banjul and to several police stations butwere told that Alhaji Abdoulie was not held by them,” said a concernbrother.Meanwhile, the Gambia Press Union issued the following statementregarding this matter:]]>last_img read more

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Aaron Lennon not expecting England callup

Aaron Lennon not expecting England callup

first_imgAaron Lennon admits that it’s unlikely he will get a call-up to the English national team, despite an impressive display for Burnley on SaturdayThe 31-year-old winger found the net for the first time in over two years in Burnley’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth.It was the Clarets first of the new Premier League season.But, despite impressing in front of England boss Gareth Southgate, Lennon is not expecting his first England call-up since February 2013.He told Sky Sports: “It’s a long time since I played international football.“You never know. But the only thing I am concentrating on is playing well for Burnley. Whatever happens, happens.”Jadon 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.On his goal drought, Lennon added: “It’s been preying on my mind to be honest.“I should score more. I’ve had a few chances this season but it is great to get the goal.“If you are playing every game you want to aim for double figures. But for me getting assists is just as important. It makes my day if the other lads score as well.“It didn’t matter how we won. We knew it was just important to get back to winning ways. To win 4-0 was even better.“We worked on it all week, getting back to basics, being on the front foot and doing what we do. From minute one we were in their faces and it has paid off for us.”Burnley are now 16th in the Premier League table.last_img read more

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Nearly an inch of rain expected in first week of fall

first_imgThe first full day of fall is expected to bring with it rain to Southwest Washington. Widespread moderate to heavy rain is expected to begin along the coast late this afternoon and then slowly spread inland Tuesday night and Wednesday, according to a National Weather Service special weather statement.Rainfall totals from today through the end of the week are expected to reach nearly an inch in the inland and one to two inches on the coast and in the mountains, the weather service reports.The predicted rainfall would be the most rain the area has seen in months and so authorities warn that residual oil and grease on the roadway will likely create slick driving conditions. The weather agency warned of localized flooding, especially in areas affected by wildfires. Coastal regions may see wind gusts of up to 55 mph.last_img read more

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Church of Englands synod takes on Brexit divisions as zero hour approaches

Church of Englands synod takes on Brexit divisions as zero hour approaches

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,LONDON (RNS) — The Church of England’s most senior leaders are expected to rebuke Britain’s political leaders over their handling of Brexit at the church’s General Synod this week.In a special motion at synod, just weeks before the Brexit deadline, the archbishops of Canterbury and York will urge politicians to do more to heal divisions in society.The motion, put forward by Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, and John Sentamu, archbishop of York, says that “social divisions feel more entrenched and intractable than for many years.” It also refers to “the divisions within the major political parties which are stifling the emergence of a hopeful and viable visions for the common good in our communities.”Although the motion does not explicitly mention Brexit, it says that “the nation’s leaders must work together for the common good at this time of division” and that the Christian commitment “to putting the voices of the poor and marginalized at the heart of the nation’s concerns” must be reaffirmed.The archbishops call on every diocese and parish to pray regularly for Parliament members and the government, seeking God’s strength and wisdom for the responsibilities they bear.Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, addresses the General Synod at Church House on Feb. 20, 2019, in London. Video screengrab via Church of EnglandThe synod debate comes in the same week that Prime Minister Theresa May has written to all 317 Tory MPs, urging them to unite behind a Brexit deal while warning them “history will judge us all” over the process. But three of her Conservative MPs quit their party. Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen wrote a joint letter to May saying that the government’s “disastrous handling” of Brexit was the final straw. Meanwhile, May was striving yet again this week to persuade the European Union to agree to changes to the “backstop” plan to prevent the return of customs checks on the Irish border.The U.K. remains on course to leave the European Union on March 29, even as May has been unable so far to convince a majority of MPs to back the withdrawal terms she struck with the EU last year.The country also remains deeply divided over Brexit, with growing anxiety about the impact on jobs and investment when Britain quits the EU, especially if a new relationship with Europe is not in place by the time of Britain’s withdrawal.Church of England Synod officials have cleared almost two hours in the agenda on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 23) to enable the assembly of representatives of clergy, bishops and lay members of the church to debate the motion on the state of the nation.This is at least the third time Welby has voiced his concern in the Brexit debate. Two years ago, in his presidential address to General Synod, he said the Church of England must take part in reshaping post-Brexit Britain or risk seeing the country ruined by its current problems.“This could be a time of liberation, of seizing and defining the future, or it could be one in which the present problems seize our national future and define us,” he said.Attendees take a break to meet one another at the Church of England’s General Synod at Church House on Feb. 20, 2019, in London. Video screengrab via Church of EnglandIn January, speaking in the House of Lords, Welby warned that if Parliament fails in the task entrusted to it of sorting out a Brexit deal, a second referendum might be necessary. “This is about more than Brexit, and Parliament must not show itself unfit for the job,” he said.Just before Christmas, Church of England bishops also said they were praying for “courage, integrity and clarity for our politicians” at a time of turmoil over Brexit, while Welby and Sentamu called on churches to pray for politicians, “praying for wisdom, courage, integrity and compassion for our political leaders and all MPs; for reconciliation; and for fresh and uniting vision for all in our country.”Their comments were also endorsed by the Rt. Rev. Susan Brown, moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, along with the Most Rev. John Davies, archbishop of Wales.With time running out, the U.K.’s Anglican churches aren’t the only ones praying for Britain. The umbrella organization Churches Together in Britain and Ireland has issued a request that all its member churches and associated bodies join together “in a time of dedicated prayer for the political situation in the United Kingdom.”The moderator of CTBI, Angaelos, Coptic archbishop of London, asked for help from abroad as well, saying, “We hope and pray that every person of faith will join us in prayer across our nation, and beyond.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts News • Photos of the Week Share This! By: Catherine Pepinster Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Catherine Pepinster,Load Comments,Pope demands ‘concrete’ response to abuse crisis at Vatican summit By: Catherine Pepinster Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! Catholicism By: Catherine Pepinster Share This! Share This! 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City Workers Map Out Houstons Impacted Areas And Neighborhoods To Help FEMA

City Workers Map Out Houstons Impacted Areas And Neighborhoods To Help FEMA

first_img 00:00 /00:45 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X – / 2City of Houston employees are driving all around the city documenting the flood damage caused by tropical storm Harvey and they are helping Houstonians who are applying for federal assistance.The workers, many of whom work for the City’s Department of Neighborhoods, check the condition of homes, apartment complexes and governmental and commercial buildings.They assess how the roofs fared the storm and other things, such as what kind of debris homeowners are putting on the curb.“We can know if they tore out some of the flooring, so the water had been coming inside the houses and sometimes we do see the water level on the outside of the houses,” explained Ernesto López, a code enforcement officer with the City, as he evaluated the situation in a subdivision located southwest of downtown.Lopez detailed that they catalogue structures that got more than 18 inches of water as major damage.Jerry and Sammye Larson live in the subdivision López assessed on Thursday.“Most of the furniture is ruined and, so, we are going to have basically rebuild the house from the inside out,” Sammye Larson noted.In a week, City employees have assessed 13,000 flood damaged structures and the reports are forwarded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).City officials anticipate the inspections will go on for several weeks. Sharelast_img read more

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OpenWorm project reaches new milestone—muscle simulation

OpenWorm project reaches new milestone—muscle simulation

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. ( —The OpenWorm project has reached a significant milestone, team members report—muscular contraction that is able to drive the simulated worm forward in a stream of simulated water. The next step for project members is to connect simulated brain cells with muscle cells allowing the worm to control its own movements. The team also hopes to create a virtual version of the worm to allow for porting to an interactive web application for use by the general public. Citation: OpenWorm project reaches new milestone—muscle simulation (2013, December 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Building a digital life form: OpenWorm, Open Sourcecenter_img The goal of the OpenWorm project is simple and straightforward—building the first (others have tried and met with limited success) digital life form—getting there of course, is anything but. The idea is to replicate how it is that living organisms do what they do. In the case of the nematode, that means, among other things, swimming through water in a way reminiscent of an eel.The project is an international open source collaboration and as such is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Of course those who choose to do so will find a certain degree of expertise in computer programming or biology will be needed. The team reports that the nematode was chosen as the first simulated life form because of its simplicity—the real worm has just 959 total cells—almost half of which are muscle cells or neurons.Building a simulated life form is challenging—it would be a simple matter to simply draw a nematode and then animate it—Hollywood has been doing that for over half a century. What’s difficult is to use computer code to create and simulate the underlying basic elements that make up a nematode and then have them perform the way they do with the real organism, resulting in virtually identical behavior. That means creating code that describes such things as how its cell muscle cells work and then how they work together in order to cause the entire organism to move in a way that suggests forward progress. In this instance, that’s a lot of code and number crunching—it took three full days of rendering to produce less than a fraction of a second of action. This is significant progress—the OpenWorm project only just started this past May. The first simulation involved causing muscle cells to do nothing more than twitch. Explore further © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

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Search Products Being Displayed at RSNA 2016

Search Products Being Displayed at RSNA 2016

first_img 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 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 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more 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 Related Content 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 | RSNA 2016 | November 23, 2016 Search Products Being Displayed at RSNA 2016  ITN’s FastPass microsite allows searches of products from 700 vendors on the expo floor Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more To help readers find the specific technology they are looking for out of the 700 vendors on the vast expo floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, ITN has created the RSNA FastPass microsite ( Every day leading up to RSNA, during the event and in the weeks following RSNA, ITN staff will be adding new products vendors are featuring. Visitors to the FastPass site can conduct searches by modality or technology type, and each section lists vendors in alphabetical order. Each product lists the vendor booth locations and links to information about the technology on the ITN website. The site contains hundreds of product listings and serves as an archive product reference source for the next year as to what vendors felt was important to address todays issues in and trends in radiology at RSNA 2016. The site also contains a list of key RSNA sessions for each modality area and enables users to create a schedule of sessions and booths to visit.Visit the RSNA FastPass at FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read morelast_img read more

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