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first_imgNoida: A BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh has announced severing ties with his son after he was fielded by the Congress as a Lok Sabha candidate and alleged the opposition party exploited “political differences” within his family.The Congress on Saturday announced Arvind Kumar Singh, son of BJP MLC Jaivir Singh, as its candidate from the Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency, which is currently represented by BJP leader and Union minister Mahesh Sharma. The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have already fielded Satveer Nagar from the constituency. The BJP is yet to announce its candidate. In a Facebook post on March 17, Jaivir Singh said his whole family including wife Raj Kumari Chauhan, a former Lok Sabha MP from Aligarh, their three sons and a nephew have “complete loyalty” with the BJP and are committed to the public policies of the party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi “But my son Arvind Kumar Singh started expressing a different ideology ever since his marriage two years ago and he started staying separately from the family,” the MLC said. Jaivir Singh, who earlier served as a BSP MLA from Barauli, said he joined the BJP in 2017. Arvind was opposed to the BJP and did not took its membership, he said. “Therefore, he was also released from the position of the Chancellor of the (Noida International) University. Now all social and political relations with him have come to an end,” Singh said.last_img read more

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By Hajare El KhaldiRabat – Colin Dye, senior leader of Kensington Temple in London, calls for more religious freedom in Morocco after being allegedly denied entry to the country. Dye reportedly arrived at the Fes-Sais Airport on April 6, but was stopped and interrogated overnight regarding his previous informal meetings with Moroccan Christians, reported the evangelical periodical Christianity Today. Despite the intervention of three Moroccan human rights lawyers, Dye was allegedly put on a plane to Rome the following day, and was informed that he was barred from entering the country. “Morocco officially has freedom of religion, but in practice it is a conservative Muslim country. Although spontaneous conversion from Islam to Christianity is not illegal, the criminal code prohibits attempts by non-Muslims to ‘shake the faith’ of citizens from Sunni Islam,” read the article. Dye, who has been assisting church leaders in Morocco, said that he was only in the country to meet evangelical house church leaders in Morocco for prayer and encouragement without facing any obstacles for the last three months. “I am asking for Morocco to put its own constitution into practice and allow freedom of religion,” protested Dye. Chapter 220 of the Moroccan criminal code effectively punishes whoever tries to shake a Muslim’s Islamic faith or convince them of converting to another religion. However, the article only officially refers to punishment for those who evangelize the poor and children.According to the 2016 International Freedom Report, an estimate of 99 percent of the Moroccan population are Sunni Muslim, while other religious minorities, including Shia Muslims, Jews, Christians, and Bahais, constitute less than 1 percent. The number of Moroccan Jews is estimated at 3,000 to 4,000, of which 2,500 reside in Casablanca, while the Rabat and Marrakech Jewish communities each officially account for only 75 people. read more

3 10 19

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Attorneys: Kansas federal jury awards nearly $218M to farmers who sued Syngenta over genetically engineered corn seed.!O??? Attorneys: Kansas federal jury awards nearly $218M to farmers who sued Syngenta over genetically engineered corn seed by The Associated Press Posted Jun 23, 2017 9:52 am MDT Last Updated Jun 23, 2017 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

2 10 19

A career information day held at Brock University’s Hamilton campus drew hundreds of teacher candidates hoping to learn more about future job opportunities.The Faculty of Education event, held Wednesday, Jan. 18, allowed students to meet with representatives from a variety of Ontario school boards, private schools, First Nations boards, and out-of-province and international schools to ask questions about applications, interviews and other topics related to their future job searches.Representatives from graduate programs and additional qualification courses were also available to offer information on potential academic career steps for teacher candidates, and Brock Career Services was on-site to review and provide guidance with student resumes. read more

28 09 19

Before the Ohio State men’s basketball team could make its game against Chicago State look easy, they made it puzzlingly hard. Such exertion ultimately made for little more than a speed bump for the No. 10 team in the country, though. After an exceptionally woeful shooting performance doomed the Buckeyes against No. 6 Kansas Sunday, Thad Matta’s crew handled the Cougars, 87-44, in its last non-conference pillow fight before Big Ten play. This particular triumph against Chicago State (3-12) Saturday came in similar form and flavor to OSU’s first nine wins. The Buckeyes (10-2), which shot just 25 percent from the floor in the second half of their game against the Jayhawks, had little trouble connecting against an overmatched opponent. But it didn’t come without a customary sluggish start. “We had a couple guys who weren’t ready to play today,” Matta said. “That was obvious.” And while such lack of preparation hardly was cause for panic for the Buckeyes, it made for an uneasy tone in front of a sleepy Schottenstein Center. Almost inexplicably, even after some players vowed to work harder at creating their own shot in Friday interviews, OSU settled for deep-albeit often wide-open-3-point tries early before seeming to realize that perhaps playing the team with the worst record in the Great West conference shouldn’t be so taxing. Chicago State’s zone defense, a brand admittedly not typically employed by the Cougars, tempted and baited OSU into taking jump shots. “I’m sure we did surprise them,” Cougars coach Tracy Dildy said. “I’m sure they watched film and they hardly saw any zone.” For about the first 12 minutes of the half, it seemed to be working. Against the zone, junior guard Aaron Craft said OSU “started chucking up 3s.” “We got kind of antsy at times,” Craft, who had 10 points and six assists, said. The Buckeyes, much like they did in a 2-of-18 jaunt from behind the arc against Kansas, clunked their way to a 2-of-9 outing from the 3-point line in the first half. Conversely, the long ball might’ve been the only thing offensively keeping Dildy’s squad in the contest. Then came OSU junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr.’s moment of clarity, whose trio of long balls were met with the back of the iron and exasperated claps. “After I shot that third 3 and it didn’t go down, I told myself stop shooting 3s,” Smith Jr., who had 13 points, said. Matta’s crew seemed to start following suit. The Buckeyes, which found that they were far better slashing and sharing the ball through the zone, finished the half on a 23-10 run before connecting on five of its first six possessions in the second half. The 3-point shots, which had been kind to the Cougars early, weren’t falling anymore and OSU made certain to turn their misfortunes into points of their own off of swift play in transition and crisp ball movement. By the 10-minute mark of the second half, the contest, which started with the same shooting ailments that plagued the Buckeyes against the Jayhawks, turned into a comical battle to see if OSU could surpass the 70-point mark, which guarantees free small French fries from McDonald’s for each of the 16,881 in attendance. Back were the theatrics. Back were the dunks from sophomore forward Sam Thompson, who effortlessly floated toward the basket for an alley-oop late in the game that felt like a glorified shootaround. Freshman guard Amedeo Della Valle did his part too, and drained 3-of-4 3-pointers to push the Buckeyes’ lead to 45 points with 2:18 to play in the contest. Much how they had routed similar opponents like Albany, Northern Kentucky, Long Beach State and Savannah State and UNC Asheville, the Buckeyes proved their dominion over teams almost certainly inferior to them. With Big Ten play starting Wednesday against Nebraska, though, OSU likely needs to shore up alarming areas of concern after dropping its only two games to quality opponent in Kansas and Duke on Nov. 28. Rocking the Cougars, likely, didn’t answer any of those questions. Regardless, conference play knocks at the door. “Every night is gonna be fight night,” said OSU junior forward Deshaun Thomas. OSU is set to face Nebraska Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

19 09 19

first_img Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next June 12, 2017 at 4:47 am Pinterest Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Cesaro The strange thing about having a cruiserweight division is that Kalisto is not in it Now Playing Up Next June 10, 2017 at 1:29 am Best of luck there Aries. WhatsApp 3 COMMENTS Dave Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Donald Wood of Ring Rust Radio passed along an interview with WWE star Austin Aries where he talks about the path to officially sign with WWE, his feud with Neville and if he has any interest in going back to commentary once his wrestling career is done.On his process coming to an agreement with WWE:“The signing process can be a little drawn out obviously. From initial contact and finding if there’s interest and having some meetings, where you fit in, what the opportunity is, and then being such a large entity there’s a lot of paperwork and stuff involved with background checks. It’s a drawn-out process, but it’s well worth it obviously because once you get there, it is the pinnacle of what we do. I have been fortunate to perform for lots of different companies in different promotions all over the place, but at the end of the day, this is the top of the iceberg. To finally achieve that after my journey was rewarding and created a whole new opportunity for me in front of a larger fan base and people who maybe don’t know anything about Austin Aries and here’s the opportunity for them to find out.”On working with Neville in WWE:“We’ve gotten a lot of really positive feedback from a number of people back there whose opinions I hold very high. I think Neville; he’s at a different level right now. He’s really rejuvenated and I’ve enjoyed competing with him in there. I think we got the same chip on our shoulder and were out there to prove the same thing to the same people likely. We just have a maybe difference of opinion of how you get there right now. Our beef so to speak, to use a totally bad pun for a vegan, was really just based on respect. Respect we don’t feel we get. It’s cliché but it really was nothing personal. As much as it was, it was just two real stubborn competitive dudes to go out and prove who the best is. I will tip my hat to him, right now he’s at a different level physically. He’s in his prime and he’s found something in this reincarnated himself that’s taken him to a new level. I just have to tip my hat to him. I like to consider myself a measuring stick at points in my career and I’ve matched up with him three times and he measured up each and every time to each and every inch.”Any interest in commentary after his wrestling career is done:“I had a lot of fun doing that and it was a new opportunity for me. I learned a lot and I got to work with some cool people that I would never have had the chance to work with as an in-ring competitor. A lot of respect for what those guys do. There’s a lot going on that people don’t know about in those headsets while those guys are trying to manage while they are also trying to narrate a story. I think at a certain point when the time is right, if that opportunity is there for me, it’s something I would like to pursue.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Videos Articles Videos Articles Facebook June 10, 2017 at 3:49 am TheCyberZon J™ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 I think Aries is wasted in the cruiserweight division Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kurt Angle Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Comments are closed.last_img read more

14 09 19

first_imgIn an attempt to get readers behind their newly formed paywall, The New York Times has launched a deep discount offer to subscribers, which will run for a 26 week period.Each regular subscription rate will be available at half price. Unlimited access to NYTimes.com and their smartphone app will cost subscribers $1.88 per week; NYTimes.com and tablet app access is available for $2.50 a week. All digital access, a package which includes NYTimes.com, tablet and smartphone app access, is set at $4.39 a week for the trial period.The New York Times’ page detailing the offer says, “Unrivaled coverage. Unlimited access…so why be limited to 20 articles a month?” The paid sub plan is said to be modeled after the metered paywall that the Financial Times has done well with.The New York Times’ paywall officially launched in the United States on March 28th.last_img read more

13 09 19

first_imgThe Army is moving toward a more “market-based” approach to officer promotion instead of simply moving personnel as needed, Army Secretary Mark Esper told Army Times.“My view is, we’re going to move away from ‘up or out,’” he said. “My shorthand is ‘perform or out.’”He set an April 1 deadline for a task force to submit a plan to rework promotions, assignments and other personnel issues, according to the article. He wants to begin implementation by the end of the year.In the defense authorization bill, Congress gave the military more flexibility in such personnel matters.“I need to make sure we tell the force what to expect, what a successful career looks like, what are the ground rules,” Esper told Army Times.Secretary of the Army Mark Esper visits Fort Benning Nov. 16. U.S. Army photo by Patrick Albright ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

11 09 19

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, November 29, 2018:Police spoke with a homeowner who was pumping water into the street. Homeowner agreed to move hose to drain into his backyard. (5:03am)A caller on Phillips Avenue reported two white males, in their 40’s, wearing hoodies, were walking on his property, which had construction going on. Caller thought men have been looking for scrap metal. Police were unable to locate. (10:29am)A Pouliot Place caller reported his recycling bin was lost or stolen sometime around November 12. Police notified DPW. (11:01am)Animal Control Officer rescued a raccoon from a dumpster behind Reading Cooperative Bank on Lowell Street. (11:30am)A white 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe swerved and stroke a boulder on Chestnut Street. No injuries. Vehicle towed. (12:24pm)A caller reported items were stolen out of her unlocked vehicle on Woburn Street. (7:44pm)A caller reported a suspicious car parked in the Market Basket parking lot. When operator opened door, several beer cans fell out. Caller requested an officer check. Police spoke with man in question and administered a breathalyzer. Man blew 0’s and was just returning cans at the recycle center. (7:46pm)Daniel C. Matthews (56, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor, Leaving Scene Of Property Damage, and Negligent Operation Of Motor Vehicle. Matthews was arrested after an alleged hit and run on Woburn Street. (9:08pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 27: Kids On Train Tracks; Ammunition Turned In; Orphan Bunnies RescuedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 7: Road Rage On Highway Ramp; Medication Stolen During Open HouseIn “Police Log”last_img read more

10 09 19

first_img Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now $999 Apple will replace faulty MacBook keyboards See All Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See It Now playing: Watch this: Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? See it WWDC is known as the event at which Apple details the newest software that will hit its devices later in the year. The company may be best known for its hardware, but the seamless integration of its hardware with its software is what sets Apple apart from rivals. Apple’s ability to control every aspect of its products — something that began when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the company in 1976 — has been key in making it the most powerful company in tech.The event comes as software and services are taking on even greater importance for Apple. The company still sells millions of iPhones every quarter, but sales aren’t soaring like they used to. People are holding onto their devices for longer, which makes it important to give them services that get them paying monthly. Apple has made augmented reality, mobile payments, streaming music and other areas key focuses over the past couple of years.  Sprint $999 See It Tags iOS 12 Tim Cook Apple WWDC 2019 Phones Mobile Appscenter_img Share your voice Boost Mobile • CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad WWDC 2019 $999 reading • Apple sends out WWDC 2019 keynote invites to Mac and iOS developers Apple iPhone XS Apple will host its WWDC keynote at 10 a.m. PT on June 3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Apple Apple on Wednesday sent WWDC invitations to members of the media for its annual keynote address at its Worldwide Developers Conference. The WWDC 2019 presentation will take place at 10 a.m. PT on Monday, June 3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.The confab is in its 30th year, and this will mark the third year for Apple to hold its developer conference in San Jose. The city — the third biggest in California and 10th largest in the US — is about 50 miles south of San Francisco and only about 10 miles from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino. 4:27 6 Comments $999 See It Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now Best Buylast_img read more

3 09 19

first_imgMicrobus gas-cylinder blast kills three and injures four others. Photo: Prothom AloThree passengers of a microbus were killed and four others, including three policemen, injured as its gas-cylinder exploded at Kumudini College intersection in Tangail town early Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased are Jannatul Ferdous Bonna, 19, her maternal uncle Sirajul Islam, 60, and her cousin Faruk Hossain, 42.Saidur Rahman, office-in-charge of Tangail Model police station, a gas-cylinder of the microbus exploded in the Kumudini College area around 4:00am when the victims were returning from Rajshahi, leaving the three dead on the spot and four others injured.The injured were admitted to Tangail General Hospital, the OC added.last_img read more

1 09 19

first_imgAn 18-year-old Baltimore man has been arrested and charged with the rape and murder of a homeless woman last week according to Baltimore Police.18-year-old James Arthur House. (Courtesy Photo)James Arthur House, of the 400 block of East Lorraine Avenue in the Harwood neighborhood in East Baltimore, confessed to the rape and murder during a police interrogation according to Baltimore Police  Commissioner Kevin Davis during a  media briefing Sept. 18.Jessica Gibson, 35, who was allegedly homeless, was found behind wooden palettes on a road between Baltimore and Lombard Streets behind Power Plant Live and Port Discovery last Wednesday morning according to detectives.Video surveillance from the area shows Gibson and House interacting before the crimes occurred.“Nothing appeared volatile” said T.J. Smith, Baltimore City Police Chief Spokesman of the surveillance.Police had previously released a portion of that surveillance video asking the public to identify, “the last person to have seen Gibson alive.”Davis said a resident called police and identified House.House is charged with 12 criminal counts including first and second degree murder, first and second degree rape, among other charges.According to Maryland Case Search, House has no prior criminal history before the crimes he has been charged with.A review of court records show that House was denied bail and no attorney was listed as representing the suspect.last_img read more

31 08 19

first_img © 2016 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A team of chemists at Columbia University in New York has for the first time linked together superatoms to make new types of molecules. As they note in their paper published in the journal Nano Letters, the technique may be used in the future to create unique materials with applications in magnetics and electronics. Journal information: Nano Letters 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. More information: Anouck M. Champsaur et al. Building Diatomic and Triatomic Superatom Molecules, Nano Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02471AbstractIn this study, we have developed a method to create Co6Se8 superatoms in which we program the metal–ligand bonds. We exclusively form the Co6Se8 core under simple reaction conditions with a facile separation of products that contain differential substitution of the core. The combination of Co2(CO)8 and PR3 with excess Se gives the differentially and directionally substituted superatoms, Co6Se8(CO)x(PR3)(6–x). The CO groups on the superatom can be exchanged quantitatively with phosphines and isonitriles. Substitution of the CO allows us to manipulate the type and length of chemical bridge between two redox-active superatomic centers in order to modulate intersuperatomic coupling. Linking two superatoms together allows us to form the simplest superatom molecule: a diatomic molecule. We extend the superatom molecule concept to link three superatoms together in a linear arrangement to form acyclic triatomic molecules. These superatom molecules have a rich electrochemical profile and chart a clear path to a whole family of superatom molecules with new and unusual collective properties. Evidence of magnetic superatoms could open doors to new spin electronicscenter_img Credit: Nano Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02471 Superatoms are actually clusters of atoms that appear to exhibit many of the same properties as elemental atoms (their electrons form a shell around a middle core), but because they are made of many particles they can have their properties changed by changing their parts—which makes them ripe for experimentation. In this new effort, the researchers have built very simple molecules using just two or three superatoms suggesting that it might be possible to create exotic materials from them.Superatoms are generally created by heating material that causes vapor to form—as the vapor cools, the atoms condense naturally to form superatoms in magic number combinations. Prior efforts to create molecules from them have generally involved taking advantage of self-assembly processes and because of that have not been systematic.In this new effort the team configured their super-atoms with a core of eight selenium atoms and six cobalt atoms. Then they added ligands from several other atoms to serve as a means to bond the atoms together (because their surface was well defined) resulting in triatomic or diatomic molecules. The idea, the researchers suggest, is to learn more about the ways such molecules can be made in order to create something that is superior to the individual pieces. They report that the super-atoms can be made to bond in ways very similar to traditional atoms and that they were able to replace the carbonyl groups used initially with phosphine moieties or isocyanide, which made it possible to regulate the length and type of chemical bridges that were forged. They expect that any future materials made from the new kinds of molecules will be conductive, magnetic or both—and that they will be customizable.The group has plans to build larger molecules while tinkering with their properties to see what sorts of materials might be made from them. Citation: Linking superatoms to make molecules to use as building blocks for new materials (2016, July 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-07-linking-superatoms-molecules-blocks-materials.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

31 08 19

first_imgWalking at varying speeds can burn up to 20 percent more calories compared to maintaining a steady pace, the findings showed.“We found that changing speeds can increase the cost of walking substantially,” said study co-author Manoj Srinivasan, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The Ohio State University in the US. The researchers found that up to eight percent of the energy we use during normal daily walking could be due to the energy needed to start and stop walking.For the study, they measured the cost of changing walking speeds by having people change their walking pace on a treadmill while its speed remained steady.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Walking at any speed costs some energy, but when you are changing the speed, you’re pressing the gas pedal, so to speak. Changing the kinetic energy of the person requires more work from the legs and that process certainly burns more energy,” first author of the study Nidhi Seethapathi, doctoral fellow in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University explained. “How do you walk in a manner that burns more energy? Just do weird things. Walk with a backpack, walk with weights on your legs. Walk for a while, then stop and repeat that. Walk in a curve as opposed to a straight line,” he said.The results suggest that by using traditional methods, people may be underestimating the number of calories burned while walking in daily life or playing sports.  The study appeared in the journal Biology Letters.last_img read more

27 08 19

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more June 2, 2009 – In a move to strengthen its consulting solutions division and provide resources to meet increasing consulting demand, Premier Healthcare Alliance acquired Phase 2 Consulting, a consulting services to hospitals and health systems. The acquisition of P2C, a division of RehabCare Group, Inc. will complement Premier Consulting Solutions (PCS), as well as provide resources to help meet the growing demand for PCS’ services. In 2008, PCS added more than 60 new customers, along with 225 new customer engagements.According to Susan DeVore, Premier’s incoming president and CEO, “In evaluating this opportunity, we were guided by our goal of transforming American healthcare to make it the safest, most effective and efficient system in the world. We believe that P2C’s strengths complement Premier’s capabilities and will help create new opportunities for knowledge-sharing among our alliance hospitals, as well as for the development of new products and services.” P2C offers expertise and consulting capabilities in the areas of revenue cycle improvement, including RAC (Recovery Audit Contractor) readiness and charge capture, strategic planning and service line analysis. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, P2C has an additional office in Austin, Texas. “Combining Phase 2’s longstanding reputation for strategic solutions with Premier’s tradition of cost and quality improvement offers a new level of support for a healthcare industry undergoing dynamic change,” commented Dr. John Short, RehabCare president and CEO, who founded P2C in 1986. “The synergies created by this union allow Premier to enhance and expand its capabilities to assist its hospital members in all areas of performance improvement, from enhancing revenue to efficient management of key cost areas of labor and supplies to improving quality performance.” “Consulting represents a significant growth area for Premier,” said Wes Champion, PCS senior vice president. “Given the issues hospitals are facing in the current economic environment, we expect demand to continue to grow, especially in the areas of transformational consulting, revenue cycle improvement, supply chain efficiency and labor management. The combination of our two organizations gives us deep expertise in the full spectrum of hospital operations and allows us to meet the growing needs of our hospitals. This acquisition allows PCS to quickly ramp up the capacity and skills necessary to meet anticipated demand.” Revenue growth for PCS is forecast to be more than 30 percent for FY2009, on top of 22 percent growth in the prior year. For more information: www.premierinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more 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.  News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | June 02, 2009 Premier Healthcare Alliance Acquires Phase 2 Consulting 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 | 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 center_img 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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first_imgUCR students were joining thousands of citizens who have been marching in San José and across Costa Rica this week against a proposed tax reform, which they say would have an unfair impact on the working class. Those protests have generally remained peaceful, but became more confrontational Wednesday. Córdoba detailed how Wednesday’s demonstration turned violent in his conversation with The Tico Times.  “A large amount of police arrived, and the protesters, seeing that many police, decided to leave,” Córdoba said. “It was peaceful — I have it recorded on video. … Obviously, the protesters were frustrated, and they were shouting things [at the police], but there was no aggression from the students toward the police.” Córdoba explained that police began confronting students even as they were returning to their campus. “When a police officer finished hitting one of the men, he turned and saw me filming,” the reporter said. “It must have bothered him that I filmed what he was doing, so he grabbed me and started hitting me with his baton. “Another police officer was also going to hit me, so I started shouting, ‘I’m a journalist,’ so he would let me go. … Once they let me go, they told me to leave, but I told them — with a broken voice — that I was on public property, and a journalist, so I kept filming.” Semanario Universidad posted video of the incident on Facebook: Acabo de conversar con el rector de la UCR, Henning Jensen, a quien agradezco su apertura y atención. Acordamos reunirnos mañana en el ánimo analizar los hechos ocurridos con los elementos objetivos a disposición, así como fortalecer el diálogo entre el gobierno y la UCR.— Carlos Alvarado Q. (@CarlosAlvQ) September 13, 2018 Over the course of 15 years as a journalist, Javier Córdoba says he has never experienced anything like the events of Wednesday evening. As he was reporting on students from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) conducting a peaceful protest on the streets of San Pedro, he says police escalated the situation with aggression toward students. Then, the journalist says, they turned their attention to him.Córdoba says that while he was filming the scene with his phone, a police officer restrained him and hit him with a baton. The reporter says another officer was approaching with a baton until he repeatedly shouted, “I’m a journalist,” and was released. “What I found unfortunate was that it was a situation that could have been resolved peacefully — because the streets were emptying — but [the police] decided to finish it with aggression toward the students,” Córdoba said in a phone interview with The Tico Times on Thursday morning.The Tico Times contacted the National Police for comment on Thursday morning, but was told that Casa Presidencial is handling the response.President Carlos Alvarado called Córdoba’s news outlet, the weekly Semanario Universidad — which is housed on the UCR campus and is funded by the public university — to apologize on behalf of the Costa Rican government, Córdoba said. President Alvarado also tweeted that he will meet with UCR officials Thursday to analyze the situation and “strengthen the dialogue” between the university and the government. Facebook Commentscenter_img Bruised, but not otherwise hurt, Córdoba returned to work Thursday as protests continued. “People often criticize students, who sometimes provoke violence, who sometimes throw rocks,” Córdoba said. “But on this occasion, it was the police who lost control of the situation.”   Related posts:Government condemns graffiti on church walls in Costa Rica Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike Investigation continues into causes of plane crash in Costa Rica Venezuela dominates agenda ahead of Trump’s Latin American visitlast_img read more

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first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories Quick workouts for men TOKYO (AP) – Thousands of people have protested outside the Japanese prime minister’s office before a nuclear reactor is restarted this weekend.At least 10,000 protesters filled the street outside Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s office Friday, blocking traffic and chanting “No to restart!” as they held up banners with anti-nuclear slogans. The rally was the latest weekly protest there this month. Noda’s government recently approved restarting two reactors in western Japan. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Sponsored Stories center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates One of them, Ohi No. 3 reactor, will be switched on Sunday for the first time since last year’s tsunami disaster triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.All 50 of Japan’s commercial reactors are offline for maintenance or safety checks.Noda’s government has pushed to bring some reactors online to avert power shortages during the summer.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   last_img read more

17 08 19

first_imgAnticipated luxury Caribbean hotel to launch next monthAnticipated luxury Caribbean hotel to launch next monthOne of the Caribbean’s most anticipated new luxury hotels is set to launch next month.Situated on the remote island of Bequia (Bek-way), The Liming will officially open on 15 November, introducing a new concept of relaxation to ‘the island in the cloud’.Managed by world-renowned and multi award winning Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), the new destination will offers escapists the chance to experience life a little differently as a largely unknown Caribbean concept ‘liming’ is introduced to the world.Influenced by the serenity of nature, guests at The Liming will be immersed in an experience shaped by the philosophy that doing nothing is an art form. Whether guests choose to partake in a little relaxation while soaking amongst the bright Caribbean colours in a private infinity pool, or dine at the hotel’s exclusive restaurant set above the roof of the Caribbean Sea, with 360 views of the island, everything at the luxury resort has been carefully considered to provide guests with the freedom to just be.Norbert Lieder, managing director, ICMI, said: “We are very pleased to be launching The Liming next month. After many months of hard work we’re excited to finally reveal to guests this new destination that is unlike anywhere else in the world.“As soon as you arrive on the island and step foot into the hotel you quickly realise that this is a unique and special place. It’s the real Caribbean and we’ve carefully designed a concept that embodies the local liming approach to life whilst maintaining the luxurious experience that we’re renowned for worldwide.“The Liming is entirely set up to channel pure escapism – a world away from the stresses of reality – and we very much look forward to welcoming our first guests this November as they visit this unparalleled place.”Guests of The Liming can choose from 13 exquisitely designed private villas with one, two, four and five-bedroom available, set among the outstanding natural beauty of the island.Passing yachts will also have the chance to experience the hotel’s restaurant which will be overseen by award-winning chef Muskateen Sultan to boast a tantalising choice of locally-sourced ingredients and a menu including fresh island picked fruit, aromatic vegetables and ocean to table seafood served in bespoke ice troughs.Reached by air or sea, Bequia’s closest connecting islands are Barbados, St Lucia and St Vincent. Prices per night start from $550 for a Junior Suite on a bed and breakfast basis for two people sharing.For more information on The Liming, visit: thelimingbequia.com Source = The Liminglast_img read more

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first_imgSOCIALIST Edek plans to table a legislative proposal freezing all repossessions by banks, ostensibly to protect vulnerable homeowners, despite assurances from the banking sector that to date not a single primary residence has been foreclosed on.The party unveiled its intentions on Thursday during a discussion in parliament, picking up from last week.According to Edek leader Marinos Sizopoulos, their proposal would suspend all foreclosure proceedings as an extra safeguard for homeowners who won’t be covered by the debt relief scheme known as ‘Estia’.The freeze on repossessions would apply until “the whole matter is definitively resolved,” Sizopoulos said.The party aims to table the bill at next week’s session of the House plenary, the last before parliament breaks for the summer recess.The ‘Estia’ scheme – where the state subsidises part of homeowners’ debt – has gone live, although applying for it will begin as of September 1.Finance Minister Harris Georgiades told MPs that fears of homeowners being evicted are unfounded, recalling that the banks are still obliged to send notices to people who can’t service their debts.Moreover, the mere dispatch of a notice does not automatically lead to repossession itself, he added.Georgiades also pointed out that from the moment that a debtor applies for ‘Estia’ any repossession measures are stopped in their tracks; the process resumes only once someone has been deemed ineligible for the scheme.The minister reiterated that so far banks have not moved to foreclose on a single primary home.Last week the Bank of Cyprus, the island’s largest lender, supplied figures showing that over the past 12 months, 921 loan restructurings related to home loans.In the same time period, the bank foreclosed on 242 properties. Not one of these properties was a primary home.But Edek’s Sizopoulos said these data are misleading. To his knowledge, a number of repossessions have taken place on residential complexes with a shared title deed, where the affected individual flats served as primary residences.There have also been cases where the repossessed property was a parcel of land, but on which a house was later built. However, bank records classify this as repossession of land.The law on foreclosures was amended in the summer of 2018 to make it more effective, some four years after it was passed by parliament with changes that essentially rendered it toothless and unable to help banks reduce non-performing loans.Now, opposition parties have drafted five amendments which banks fear would defang the law by enabling strategic defaulters to drag out the foreclosures process.Edek’s newest proposal would be the sixth.The stated purpose of the amendments is to provide vulnerable debtors – essentially homeowners with mortgages they can’t service –additional safeguards. But critics say the law as it stands already provides adequate protections.The Association of Cyprus Banks has warned that hampering lenders’ ability to recover loans would have the adverse effect of increasing the stock on non-performing loans on their books.  You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more