Moroccan American Business Owner Honored with Key to the City of…

Rabat – Moroccan American entrepreneur and business owner Mohammed El Hajjam, is the first Moroccan American and Muslim to ever have received the key to the City of Alexandria, Virginia. El Hajjam, Chief Executive Officer of AV Actions Inc, and President of the Moroccan American Network, received the key from former Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, William D. Euille.The award was given in recognition of the efforts and services that El Hajjam has rendered to the city and to the Moroccan community living in the United States for the past 20 years.In an exclusive interview with Morocco World News, El Hajjam said, “Getting this key means a lot to me because it means a lot to my mom.”  He said for an immigrant who had started out his life in America selling hotdogs on the streets of New York, and risen to become CEO of a successful company, the award had made his mother and kids very proud. “This was an unbelievable honor for me as a Moroccan American.  It really shows that the American Dream is alive and well.  If you believe in yourself, you can do it.”  He acknowledged that all along the way “there were people behind me who helped me get this key. I want to thank the people who believed in my crazy ideas and helped me make them happen.”The former mayor expressed his admiration for the El Hajjam’s efforts. He views El Hajjam as a role model in the United States. “El Hajjam has managed to integrate quickly in the United States by forging links with politicians, businessmen and diplomats.”He added, “Mo always serves his native country, especially on the issue of the Western Sahara.”El Hajjam’s background is in journalism, having for many years shot film coverage of U.S. events, including this year’s Democratic National Convention, for SNRT, the Moroccan state-owned TV station.  He now owns a thriving audio visual business specializing in light and sound.  He has provided custom AV services for many companies and organizations and large events in the DC Area and beyond.Founded in 1749, Alexandria is one of the older cities in the U.S., and historically one of the busiest ports in the nation. Holding the Key to the City, El Hajjam now can access all of Alexandria’s rich historical sites, including the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, The Lyceum, Lee-Fendall House Museum, Friendship Firehouse Museum, Black History Museum, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, Fort Ward Museum, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and Carlyle House.El Hajjam offered the following encouragement: “For every Moroccan, if you have dreams, just know that if you work hard, you can make them happen.”Edited by Elisabeth Myers read more

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Oh my god call 911 See dramatic footage of London home explosion

Dramatic surveillance video shows the moment a massive explosion lit up the night sky in east London after a vehicle struck a home and severed a natural gas line.The 27-second clip, posted on Facebook by Old East Village resident Kandice Trickett, shows two women lounging in a backyard hot tub when a giant fire ball appears above the tree line nearby.“Oh my god, call 911 please. Call 911,” one of the women shouts to a long-haired man, who’s drying off beside the hot tub.The man yells at the two women to get out of the water immediately.“Get out of the tub . . . Get out of the F***ing tub,” he says.Both women rush out of the water and look for a phone to call police.Trickett, who lives on Dorinda Street beside the couple whose backyard was shown in the video, says she ran outside in her underwear after hearing an explosion that shook her house.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“The cloud from the explosion was rolling towards us,” Trickett said Friday.“You can see why Mike in the video was freaking out, trying to get them out of the tub.”A car travelling in the wrong direction on Queens Avenue, a one-way street, struck a house on Woodman Avenue shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.The crash severed a natural gas line. Firefighters were working to evacuate the area when the explosion happened shortly before 11 p.m., injuring four firefighters, two police officers and one citizen.One firefighter remained in hospital listed in serious but stable condition Friday.Daniella Alexandra Leis, 23, of Kitchener faces multiple charges including four counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.The blast destroyed two homes and at least eight others were damaged, officials say.One-hundred nearby homes were evacuated, but the residents at all but 10 – eight on Woodman, two on Charlotte Street – of those homes were allowed to return Thursday night.dcarruthers@postmedia.comEDITOR’S NOTE: Some internet browsers do not support the video format so it may not appear for all desktop readers. read more

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In South Sudan senior UN official says no doubt rights violations are

“I have met victims of recent violations – victims who are survivors of killings – so violations are ongoing…It is appalling to hear that in certain areas of the country, I think it was the month of August, a ‘month of rape’ was proclaimed. This is absolutely intolerable,” he said. Mr. Šimonović, who is the country until 6 February assessing the human rights situation, met with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his former Vice-President, Riek Machar. Earlier this week, the two leaders concluded a round of talks with a deal on a cease-fire, but without a broader agreement on running the country, which has been engulfed by war for more than a year. “They have been assuring me that they are close, but it is not enough to be close. Peace has to be signed,” Mr. Šimonović said, reiterating the Secretary-General’s call for the two leaders to listen to their people. “There is a common message coming from everyone, be they women or men, young or old, Nuer or Dinka. People want peace.” Visiting some of the hard hit areas, he said it was striking that both Bentiu and Malakal have become “destroyed cities.” During the day, there are some signs of life, but at night they become “ghost towns” because people return to the UN’s protection sites. Mr. Šimonović warned that with over 50,000 people at sites operated by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bentiu, and over 20,000 in Malakal, the situation is not sustainable for long. “It is essential to push for peace,” he stressed. Pushing for peach requires ending the impunity cycle. Because of a lack of accountability in previous times, violations have been occurring. This “vicious cycle” has to be broken, he declared, emphasizing the need for broader participation in the peace process. “We need representatives of all ethnic groups, we need civil society, we need women, we need elders, we need religious leaders. Only if there is broad inclusion in the political process will there be a chance for sustainable peace.” The security situation in South Sudan has steadily deteriorated since political in-fighting between President Kiir and his former deputy, Mr. Machar, started in mid-December 2013. The hostilities subsequently turned into a full-fledged conflict that has sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to United Nations bases around the country.According to the UN, some 2.5 million people could be in need of food assistance in through March of 2015, especially if hostilities in the country continue through the dry season.The new deadline for the two leaders to reach a peace pact has been set by the peace broker, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), for the 5 March. read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State season preview

The Ohio State men’s basketball team gathers together after a foul during its exhibition match-up against Walsh on Nov. 6. The Buckeyes won 85-67. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorIn the eyes of many, last season’s 21-14 (11-7 Big Ten) record was a humbling moment for an Ohio State program that had underachieved for three straight seasons. Almost eight months removed from OSU’s second-round loss to Florida in the National Invitational Tournament, the 2016-17 Buckeyes serve as the final string of tolerance for a fanbase eager to return to the glory days of OSU basketball under 13th-year coach Thad Matta.OSU opens its season on Friday against Navy in the Veterans Classic in Annapolis, Maryland. Coming off of its 85-67 exhibition win versus Walsh, Matta and his team are ready to begin a new chapter in OSU basketball.“Honestly, I’m ready to go. I’m excited to play,” Matta said. “I’m excited for the event that we’re in. From my standpoint, I’m jacked up ready to go.”It’s been nearly six weeks since practice began for the team and Matta said that the play of the four newcomers has given them the opportunity to see the floor.Freshman center Micah Potter started in the exhibition game over incumbent redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson, who most expected to remain in the starting role. Potter showed off his ability to stretch the defense with his outside shooting and displayed a knack for rebounding the basketball in traffic. Freshmen Derek Funderburk and Andre Wesson, and junior-college transfer sophomore C.J. Jackson all saw the court against Walsh and were a factor at times in the game.Matta is known for giving his younger players action in the exhibition game before the real games begin, and Sunday was just that. However, Matta has seen enough from the class of 2016 in practice that has earned them playing time. Just how much, that is still to be determined, but Potter is expected to start on Friday with the rest of the class coming off the bench.“The more experience we can get those guys, the better they’re going to be in terms of making the adjustment from high school basketball into college basketball,” he said. “Obviously how they’re playing dictates a lot of that but I thought most of the new guys did a pretty good job the other night.”The newcomers could play a key role in getting OSU back into the NCAA tournament after missing it last year for the first time since 2008, but Matta will ride his top six returning scorers, specifically junior forward Jae’Sean Tate and sophomore point guard JaQuan Lyle.Since Tate was a surprise contributor his freshman season, he has been nothing but consistent. When OSU has needed a bucket in the past, Tate is the guy to get into the paint and either create his own shot through contact or be patient enough for the right shot. For Lyle, he was a bit more of a wild card.Lyle averaged 11.2 points and 4.2 assists per game in 2015-16, a solid mark for a true freshman. However, there was a discrepancy between several games for the Evansville, Indiana, native. He looked like a promising point guard in games like Rutgers, at Indiana and at Nebraska in overtime — triple-double, 29 points, and 19 points and seven rebounds, respectively — but then would disappear in many other games including a five-point loss at home to No. 6 Maryland where he scored just one point in 18 minutes.For 2016-17, the question for Lyle is if he can take that next step, which could put OSU into one of the top teams in the conference. Lyle has gotten slimmer and a bit stronger from last season, which bodes well for a point guard who uses his body to absorb contact when attacking the basket. He also has taken on a leadership role on the team.In the second half against Walsh, Funderburk went to the free-throw line when Lyle looked the freshman in the eyes and told him to “knock these down, and then we’re going to get a stop.”“He’s our starting point guard so he has to be the leader on the court,” Funderburk said. “If it’s not JT or Marc, it’s likely JaQuan Lyle.”For Tate, Friday’s game will be the first real game since he went down with a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season last year. As a second-year captain, Tate is anxious to get back on the court. Being a local product from Pickerington, Ohio, he said the fact OSU hasn’t won a Big Ten championship since he’s been in the program is something he takes to heart.“I feel like we’re going to Navy, we’re going in with the right mindset,” he said. “We’ve been working hard this week in practice and I think we’re hungry to start the season.”As far as the Midshipmen go, Matta knows a little bit about the team due to his familiarity with Navy coach Ed DeChellis, who was formerly at Penn State.DeChellis led a Navy squad to a record of 19-14 in 2015-16, and 9-9 in the Patriot League. The Midshipmen return two starters from the year before, including their leading scorer, junior guard Shawn Anderson. Senior guard Tim Abruzzo attempted 130 three-pointers a season ago and could be asked to do more of the same.Matta said just knowing DeChellis from his Penn State days, Navy is a tough and disciplined basketball team that likes to be physical against cutters on defense and executes well in the halfcourt.Since Walsh, the mantra from Matta to his team has been “think the game of basketball.” There were points in the exhibition where OSU had a slow pace on offense and struggled with keeping possession of the basketball. In the second half, though, it was much different.OSU controlled the pace of play and caused several turnovers in the second half on way to an 18-point victory. Tate said each time out, the goal is to play that way from the tip, not after halftime.“There was times where we didn’t cut as fast as we needed to or run the floor as fast as we needed to, focusing on the little things, and I felt like we could’ve guarded the ball better,” he said. “Going into Navy … the little things are going to be important to beat that team.”Season prediction:At the top of the Big Ten conference, Wisconsin and Michigan State are the overwhelming favorites. After that, it’s anyone’s game.Michigan, Indiana and Maryland are other conference teams who figure to consistently be at the top of the league, but OSU is a serious challenger for a top four spot in the Big Ten tournament come March.Forward Marc Loving is entering his final season as a Buckeye, still trying to live up to the hype he came to Columbus with. However, with player like Tate, Lyle, junior forward Keita Bates-Diop and sparkplug redshirt junior guard Kam Williams off the bench, there is plenty of scoring to go around for Matta’s crew.OSU has four major nonconference opponents in Providence, No. 8 Virginia, No. 18 Connecticut and No. 17 UCLA. Winning two of those, and earning victories in all of the games it should win, will go a long way toward OSU’s chances at returning to the NCAA tournament.The Big Ten has five teams in the Associated Press Top 25 Preseason Poll — four in the top 15 — so OSU has plenty of opportunities on its schedule for signature wins.Overall record: 23-8 (12-6, 4th Big Ten)NCAA tournament: Yes, second-round knockoutSurprise of the season: JaQuan Lyle contends for Big Ten Player of the Year read more

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What Brotherhood Dolphins WR Questions Lack of Support for

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills speaks with reporters after football practice. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kenny Stills wants to know why more athletes aren’t standing with Colin Kaepernick.The Miami Dolphins receiver has restated his questions from a series of tweets Tuesday questioning the support across sports for Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback currently out of football after his protests during the national anthem last season.“I just feel like the league, it’s majority African-American, and you would think more people would come to have one of our guys’ back,” Stills said Wednesday.“We talk about the NFL being a brotherhood,” Stills added. “They give us this presentation every year about the NFL being a brotherhood, and [if] something wrong is going on to one of your brothers, I feel like we should be there to have his back and speak up for him.”Stills spoke after practice in Oxnard, where the Dolphins are spending the week ahead of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. They traveled to the West Coast early due to Hurricane Irma’s devastation of South Florida.Kaepernick spoke up against police abuses and racial injustices last season, sparking many players to join him in activism. Those players included Stills, who knelt during the national anthem along with three teammates.Stills had previously said he won’t take a knee this year but said Wednesday that he might re-evaluate his plans.“It’s definitely something that I thought about, but I continue to think that the protest has been really divisive,” said Stills, who grew up in San Diego before attending Oklahoma. “I’m trying to do everything I can to get people on the same page. … I really want to bring people together, and I’m open to having conversations with people and trying and getting all of us on the same page.”Those aren’t just postures to Stills, who has participated in public meetings with police and taken ride-along tours in an effort to find common ground. He is also a key contributor to the Dolphins’ offense with 42 catches for 726 yards and a team-leading nine TDs last season. Stills is expected to start for Miami this year after getting a four-year, $32 million contract extension in March.Stills’ tweets Tuesday began with a series of questions, which he said were directed particularly at fellow athletes: “Why aren’t more players speaking up or protesting? Do you not believe there’s a problem? Do you not believe you can create change? Are you worried about sponsors or your contract? Do you not care?”Stills asked why the NFL hasn’t released a statement condemning unarmed shootings of black people. He also asked why the NFL didn’t create “a positive narrative about Kap and what he started,” but instead stayed silent.“How can we expect the league to care about something we’re not showing we care about?” Stills added.Although he got plenty of online responses, Stills doesn’t think he got many from his fellow NFL players.“I was really hoping to reach more players,” he said. “I don’t think many players wrote me back or responded, so that’s what it really was for: Hollering at the players. I wanted to see where their minds were at.”Stills also said he was in contact with Seahawks star Michael Bennett, who claims he was racially profiled and had excessive force used against him by Las Vegas police officers last month.“We’ve talked through text message, and we’re all just trying to be here for each other,” Stills said. “I feel like the narrative is kind of going the wrong way sometimes, and so, just to have each other’s back and support each other, and I’m really happy to see the things that he’s doing.“I was kind of at a loss for words hearing what happened to him after the Mayweather fight, and so [I’m] just continuing to reach out to guys and letting each other know that we have our back, and the NFL actually being a brotherhood like we talk about.” read more

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Football Ohio State has big role waiting for receivers Binjimen Victor Austin

Ohio State then-freshman wide receiver Austin Mack (11) attempts to catch the ball during the spring game on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe time has come for Ohio State’s veteran wide receivers, redshirt juniors Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin and Johnnie Dixon, to become playmakers.But the same can be said for sophomores Binjimen Victor and Austin Mack.In fact, Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith refuses to envision a scenario where the unit can be dominant without Victor and Mack contributing in a significant way.“Has to happen,” Smith said. “There’s no scenario where it’s not going to happen. They have to be a major part of this offense.”There’s good reason for Smith’s comments.The Buckeyes had their two starting receivers — Noah Brown and McLaurin — catch 43 of redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett’s 233 completed passes last season (18.5 percent), compared to 2015’s 45 percent and 2014’s 33.5 percent of total receptions from its starters.The starting duo combined to have fewer receptions than H-back Curtis Samuel, who finished the year with 74 catches. Campbell, McLaurin and then-redshirt freshman K.J. Hill, along with former Buckeyes Dontre Wilson and Brown, continually struggled to create separation from defenses, which in turn created an often-dysfunctional offense.It’s simple. Ohio State’s starting receivers can’t have another year in 2017 like they had last season. But in case they do, that’s where Victor’s and Mack’s growths come into play.“(Austin and I) looked at the film last year and we was like, ‘Man, we look so much better this year compared to last year,’” Victor said. “It’s a big difference and, you know, coming out this year, it’s definitely going to be a change for us.”Mack, at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, enrolled in Spring 2016 and was the first member of the 2016 class to have his black stripe removed, signifying he officially became part of the team. But Mack said he knew he wasn’t ready and could see it on film that he wasn’t living up to expectation. Once camp is over, his expectation for himself is to be a starter and a receiver who can be a vertical threat.Time will tell if Mack can be a starter, but his position coach said he’s starting to see the potential he saw in Mack when recruiting him.“Last year, (Mack) was inconsistent, and so you had good days and bad days,” Smith said. “And we had to get consistency out of him and right now he is very consistent.And he’s just got to keep it up and keep going.”Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor arrive for fall camp as freshman. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterAt 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, Victor’s main objective his freshman season was to gain weight. To play in the Big Ten, a receiver has to have a type of physicality that Victor’s physique didn’t allow. Yet, the physical frame was there.He played in just five games, but saw more and more playing time toward the end of the season. He caught his first career touchdown against Maryland in Ohio State’s 10th game and was a primary target at times against Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.But long before Victor found the end zone, he was simply trying to differentiate North from South.“Around this time (last year), fall camp, it was very discouraging,” Victor said. “I was very down on myself, I didn’t know what to do. I just came out hoping to get through practice. Now it’s just a different mentality for me.”Smith said Victor has the playmaking element the position needs and the second-year from Pompano Beach, Florida, is learning to play physically and fighting through contact — something that was missing last season.Campbell, the likely successor to Samuel at H-back, probably won’t replicate Samuel’s production, but he should see equal targets with the starting wideouts in the new offensive direction of co-offensive coordinators Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day. The coaching staff believes a strong receiving corps can put the offense back in the national conversation as one of the country’s best. The argument can also be made that Ohio State has more experience and leadership from the quarterback position in Barrett than any other school in the NCAA.But the plays still have to be made by receivers, and the opportunities should be there for the taking for Victor and Mack.“We have a couple old guys like Parris, Johnnie and Terry, you know, me and Austin, we’re sophomores,” Victor said. “That means we definitely got to step up and try to make plays for them, especially for our team to help win games.” read more

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13 witnesses to testify in 2015 Genip Lane murder as accused

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’Nasty Man’ appears in court again …as PI continues into the death of footballerMarch 16, 2016In “Crime””Nasty Man” found guilty of murder, sentencing deferredJune 22, 2018In “Court”‘Nasty Man’ charged for murder of Dexter GriffithOctober 7, 2015In “Crime” Delon Henry called “Nasty Man” on Wednesday morning denied committing the September 29, 2015, murder of Dexter Griffith, who was shot to death near his mother’s East Ruimveldt, Georgetown home.Accused: Dellon Henry, called “Nasty Man”Thirteen witnesses are set to testify before a jury and Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Demerara High Court.Henry is being represented by Attorney-at-Law, Adrian Thompson.It was previously reported that on September 29, 2015, Henry of Houston, East Bank Demerara allegedly murdered Griffith.According to information received, Griffith on the day in question, at about 19:30hrs, was sitting on a chair at Genip Lane, East Ruimveldt when the accused walked towards him and fired several shots in his direction, fatally injuring him in the process.After being shot, Griffith reportedly managed to stand up and walk a short distance away in an attempt to escape but eventually fell unconscious to the ground, while his assailant escaped.Public spirited persons near the scene of the crime eventually took him to a city hospital where he was later pronounced dead on arrival.Henry, in his denial of the crime had said that that on the day in question and at the time of the murder, he was at home with his mother and was nowhere near the scene of the crime. read more

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Boart Longyear to exhibit sonic drilling tech at US convention

first_imgBoart Longyear has chosen this year’s Groundwater Week exhibition as the appropriate setting to display its advanced sonic drilling technology which employs the use of high-frequency, resonant energy to eliminate or minimise friction in subsurface drilling applications.Its highly productive LS™250 sonic drill rig will be on show at the event. This features the MiniSonic™ head, making this rig part of the third generation of sonic rigs that utilise this patented technology.“This is the perfect rig for a wide variety of drilling projects,” Fred Hafner, Sonic Drilling Specialist for Boart Longyear said. “We see our clients using the LS250 rig for sonic drilling in all sorts of environmental, geotechnical, dewatering, geo-construction, and mining activities.”Boart was the first US firm to use sonic equipment for environmental drilling, with this technology now being used in a wide variety of soft ground and shallow drilling applications. Sonic drilling is shown to be faster, with less than 1% drill deviation, and is more accurate than conventional overburden drilling. It also creates more efficient penetration, reducing waste up to 80% and resulting in maximum core recovery.After incorporating over 20 years of driller experience and refinement gained from use in its Drilling Services operations, the LS250 became the first MiniSonic rig the company has offered for outside capital equipment sales. The sonic rig technology has now been successfully used in the field for more than three generations and in several countries. The LS250 is CE-certified to conform to Europe’s strict health, safety, and environmental standards. The rig is versatile and, with the lowest ground pressure in its class, can carefully access fragile terrains and hard-to-reach drill sites.Groundwater Week is hosted annually by the National Ground Water Association, attracting professionals from all sectors of the groundwater industry, including water well drilling contractors, pump installers, scientists, researchers, engineers, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers. This year’s exhibition will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on December 5-6.last_img read more

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Austin Aries undergoes successful surgery this week Mickie James on returning for

first_img Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Google+ WhatsApp WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Austin Aries undergoes successful surgery this weekNXT star Austin Aries tweeted out these photos before and after undergoing surgery this week for an orbital fracture under his left eye. As reported earlier, Aries is expected to be out of action until early 2017 as a result of the injury.Pre and post surgery. Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes, everything went #great. pic.twitter.com/w9sgSFYX6a— Austin Healy Aries (@AustinAries) November 3, 2016Mickie James on returning for WWE at NXT TakeOverWWE.com is featuring an interview with former five-time WWE Women’s Champion and former WWE Divas Champion Mickie James talking about making her return to the company in a few weeks at NXT TakeOver: Toronto against NXT Women’s Champion Asuka.“I’m beyond excited. I’ve been on cloud nine since the announcement and seen the reaction from the fans. It’s pretty incredible. It makes you feel good! I’ve watched it from a distance. It’s something that I’ve always hoped for, for the women of the industry. I started as a wrestler, as a fan of wrestling and wanting to be a wrestler, I strived really hard to have a really great match, not just for women, just trying to kill it and have the best match on the card. But now, to see that come to fruition and see what women’s wrestling is, is a great thing. To come back to that and be a part of something that I hoped for, for so long, for the wrestling business, is amazing. I’m grateful.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey Highlighting WWEs ProblemsVideo 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 Comments are closed. TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw 3 COMMENTS Ronda Rousey My all-time favorite lady wrestler & one of my top 3 favorite former TNA wrestlers. Best of luck to both of them. I hope WWE treats both of them with the respect they both deserve & have earned. Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Twitter Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Roman Reigns is in Remission goddessroleplay Wrestling is such a strange thing. Sure there are Wrestlers I don’t like but seeing anyone injured by performing in the ring my heart goes out to them. Austin Aeries is a great guy and hope he heels soon. November 4, 2016 at 12:44 am Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions November 4, 2016 at 2:14 am Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR November 4, 2016 at 12:51 pm MJ back is awesome, the fact it’s on NXT and i can’t see it sucks. Hopefully won’t be long before she’s back on a main show, she could definitely raise the bar for the women’s division. Glenn Wolflast_img read more

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Man gets 8 Years for 2015 holding ex girlfriend hostage

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp  In addition to illegally entering the woman’s home, Morris, who had already been bound over the peace which means he was supposed to stay away from the woman; was said to be holding the woman’s 10 month old daughter as he threatened to burn the house down. Successful negotiations led by Police caused Morris to surrender himself and he was charged with common assault, for which he got two years; burglary for which he was sentenced to five years and eight years was delivered on the biggest charge: false imprisonment. Morris was found guilty on June 20th, 2016; today was sentencing at the Supreme Court.  Sherrington Morris also has to pay a fine of $1,000 for breaching the bound over the peace order.  The sentences will run concurrently; which means eight years at HMP. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 29, 2016 – The court today sentenced Sherrington Morris to a total of 15 years for holding his ex-girlfriend and her baby hostage in Five Cays last December.  The woman had called police to say Morris was trying to get into her home; but by the time the officers arrived on the scene, Morris had already broken in. center_img Related Items:man holds ex-girlfriend and baby hostage in five cays last December, Sherrington Morris gets 15 yearslast_img read more

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Timbers open season March 12

first_imgFrom the Portland Timbers press release:The Portland Timbers will open their second season in Major League Soccer at home on Monday, March 12, at JELD-WEN Field, it was announced today as MLS unveiled the home-opening dates for all 19 clubs ahead of the league’s 17th season in 2012.Portland’s 2012 season opener will be the featured match on March 12, closing out the first week of the regular season and First Kick, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Details regarding the opponent, a kickoff time and broadcast information for First Kick will be included as part of the entire regular-season schedule, which will be announced upon its completion in the coming weeks.The Timbers are one of nine clubs making their home debut in Week 1 of the regular season. Portland has sold out 17 consecutive league matches at JELD-WEN Field, dating back to its inaugural MLS home opener on April 14, 2011. Season tickets for the Timbers’ 2012 season are sold out. In 2012, the Timbers will play a 34-match, conference-based schedule, with 17 matches at home and 17 on the road. Portland, one of nine Western Conference clubs, will play 24 in-conference games and face each of the 10 Eastern Conference clubs once. Click here for more details on the 2012 schedule format.last_img read more

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Flying debris kills woman in Odisha as cyclone Fani gains strength

first_img Close A 65-year-old woman died after a suspected heart attack at a cyclone shelter. TwitterThree people were killed as cyclone Fani battered the Odisha coast on Friday. The deadly tropical cyclone wreaked havoc in several parts of Odisha, especially Puri district. Also, West Bengal is gearing up to tackle the destructive storm.In three separate incidents, three people were killed as a tree came crashing down on a teenager killing him at a place within Sakhigopal police station area limits in Puri district.In another incident, flying debris from a concrete structure hit a woman in Nayagarh district when she had gone to fetch water, killing her.While a 65-year-old woman died in Debendranarayanpur village in Kendrapara district after a suspected heart attack at a cyclone shelter.Fani, an extremely severe cyclonic storm lashed the Odisha coast Friday morning, uprooting trees, blowing away thatched huts, and disrupting communication links. The Ministry of Home Affairs has operationalised helpline number 1938 for cyclone Fani.The state government of Odisha has already evacuated over a million people from the coastal areas to camps on higher grounds. Around 14 districts in Odisha are in the path of the Cyclone Fani. People have been moved to safe zones from Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Puri, Naygarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar which are expected to be badly impacted by the storm. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:10Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:09?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Cyclone Fani | The cyclonic storm completely moved into landlast_img read more

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ING Group sells entire 3 stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank

first_imgDutch financial major ING Group has sold its entire stake in the Kotak Mahindra Bank. ING Group had held 3.06 per cent stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank following the merger of its banking unit, ING Vysya Bank, with Kotak Mahindra Bank in April 2015, media reports say.Subsequent to the stake sale completed on February 22, Mark Newman, a non-executive director at Kotak Bank resigned with immediate effect, according to a report on the MoneyControl website.”Earlier today, ING Group sold its remaining stake in the bank. I hereby resign from my position as a director of the company with immediate effect,” he said in his resignation letter which stock exchanges carried on their websites.The 3.06 per cent stake that ING Mauritius Investments held in Kotak Mahindra Bank as of December 31, 2018, amounted to 5.8 crore shares, according to data in Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).ING Group merged its banking unit, ING Vysya Bank, with Kotak Mahindra Bank in November 2014. After the deal concluded in April 2015, the former held 6.5 per cent stake in the merged entity but offloaded some of its shares later, the report says. Kotak Mahindra Bank fell 3.71 per cent to close at Rs 1,241.05 per share on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) as of the close on Friday.The Business Line reported that the stake-sale took place through block deals early in the morning. The average share price was understood to be at about 5 per cent discount to Thursday’s closing price. As many as 8.38 crore shares of the lender amounting to over Rs 10,000 crore were traded on Friday on both the exchanges, according to the daily.Media reports earlier indicated that ING was keen on exiting Kotak Mahindra Bank. In November last year, it sold 0.7 per cent stake in the private sector lender for Rs 1,400 crore, according to reports.Uday Kotak-led Kotak Mahindra Bank, headquartered in Mumbai, which is the second largest private bank by market capitalisation after HDFC Bank, has a network of 1,369 branches across 689 locations and 2,163 ATMs in the country.The Kotak Bank’s deal for acquiring ING Vysya Bank in April 2015 was valued at Rs 15,000 crore ($2.1 billion). The merger raised the staff strength of the bank to almost 40,000.Headquartered in Amsterdam, the ING Group (Internationale Nederlanden Groep) is a multinational full-spectrum banking and financial services corporation and part of the Inter-Alpha Group of Banks, a cooperative consortium of 11 prominent European banks.last_img read more

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BNP public rally postponed

first_imgLogo of BNPThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has postponed its public rally scheduled for Thursday as they did not get a permission to hold the programme.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed announced this at a press conference at the party’s central office in Naya Paltan on Wednesday.The BNP had slated the programme at the city’s Suhrawardy Udyan to press home their demand for immediate release of party chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. But they had to defer the programme as the authorities denied them a permission, which Rizvi termed an ‘autocratic move’.last_img

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Most Texans Kneel During Anthem After Owners Comments

first_imgTwitter via @downtrendcomAll but 10 Houston Texans taking a knee.All but 10 members of the Houston Texans took a knee during the national anthem Sunday, as the vast majority of the team protested the owner’s “inmates running the prison” comment.The Texans had indicated there would be some type of protest following the comments by owner Bob McNair. It came prior to the Texans’ wild 41-38 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.“I’m never going to force anyone to do anything they don’t feel comfortable with. I think we all felt the same way on Friday,” said Houston left tackle Duane Brown. “As far as the demonstration went, some people didn’t feel quite comfortable (kneeling) and some people did, but we all supported each other. That was what was important. I don’t think that anyone looks at anyone differently for what they stood for or didn’t stand for.”All of the team’s black players appeared to take a knee. At least one white player — Ben Heeney — also knelt.The players that remained standing were: LB Brian Peters, P Shane Lechler, long snapper Jon Weeks, FB Jay Prosch, T Breno Giacomini, C Nick Martin, C Greg Mancz, TE Ryan Griffin, QB Tom Savage G and G Xavier Su’a-Filo, who is of Samoan descent. It was the first time the Texans had participated in a protest this season that included players kneeling during the anthem. The Texans stood with their arms locked before kickoff on Sept. 24 in New England, the weekend when 200 players around the league protested following President Donald Trump’s criticism.McNair issued two apologies attempting to explain his comments after a story in ESPN The Magazine revealed that he said “we can’t have the inmates running the prison” during a meeting of NFL owners about players protests.Brown said McNair met with the players but that it went “not too well.”“But we blocked out all distractions and came out here ready to play,” Brown said.The entire team took the field about 10 minutes before kickoff. When the anthem started the majority of the active roster (approximately 36 players) took a knee. Houston coach Bill O’Brien said he had meetings with his leadership committee and was in support of his players actions.“I love my players, I support them 100 percent,” O’Brien said.DeAndre Hopkins was among the players kneeling on Sunday. Hopkins was excused from practice on Friday following the release of McNair’s comments. When asked about why he did not practice on Friday, Hopkins responded that the “Seahawks played a great game,” but later was more introspective about his decisions.“I’ve been through a lot in life so nothing really, words, is going to stop me from going out and performing on the field,” Hopkins said.Hopkins had the second-best game of his career on Sunday with 224 yards receiving.“I play football for a living. I don’t get into political things,” he said. “So what I did there on the field, that’s what I do for a living.”Rookie QB Deshaun Watson, who had the best game of his young career throwing for 402 yards and four TDs, declined to comment about McNair and said he was impressed by the mental toughness shown by his team this week.“People have their own beliefs and for what they believe in and what they really feel like they care about,” Watson said. “People have their own decisions, we’re all grown men and once the ball is ready to be kicked, we’re ready to play.”The majority of Seattle’s defensive line continued to sit as it has for most of the season. Sharelast_img read more

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A Ton of New Funko Toys Were Just Announced

first_img Toy Tuesday: The Most Fatal ‘Mortal Kombat’ ToysToy Tuesday: The Best Funko Pops If you’re a Funko Pop Vinyl toy collector, you’re probably rich and/or have a whole lot of shelves and display place. Lucky you. For the rest of us with extremely limited space in general but an enormous love for all things Funko, we’re a little screwed yet elated with the fact that the company just announced what seems like a zillion new toys during the UK Toy Fair. We can hardly keep up with what we already know about, let alone a whole new set of figures!And yet, we’re going to collect them all, because there’s a whole lot of awesome coming in these upcoming series. Twin Peaks, Parks and Recreation, Nicktoons, and more. If you have a favorite character, you’ll probably be able to pick up a Pop Vinyl toy based on it, and it’s about time Twin Peaks joins the fold.There are six Parks and Recreations toys, including Leslie Knope, April Ludgate, Ron Swanson, Andy Dwyer, and Li’l Sebastian. These are regular plastic Pop Vinyl figures.AdChoices广告Power Rangers get a plush version of their monster-busting selves, with the Green, Yellow, Pink, White, Blue, Black, and Red Rangers available as little cuddly toys.The Nicktoons set is culled straight from the ‘90s, with Catdog, Oblina, Crumm, Ickus, Tommy, Reptar, and Chuckie to choose from.The 100, Alias, Lord of the Rings, Space Jam, Ghost in the Shell, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Teen Wolf, and Mr. Robot also receive a set of regular Vinyl figures for hardcore fans to enjoy. Batman: The Animated Series and DC TV Universe will see a mystery mini-series of blind bag releases from Supergirl and on.But that’s not all — the Twin Peaks cast (including the Log Lady) will see its own line of figures, including Overwatch and even a set of Mass Effect Andromeda characters, just in time for the launch of the upcoming game.You can check out all of the proposed figures in the gallery we’ve put together for you, but be forewarned — there’s going to be a lot here to take in. Is your wallet and your home ready? There’s a whole lot of Pop Vinyl going on.View as: One Page Slides1. The 100: Octavia Blake2. Gears of War: Oscar Diaz3. Mass Effect Andromeda: Peebee4. Ghost in the Shell: Major5. Ratatouille: Remy6. Space Jam: Taz7. Twin Peaks: Log Lady8. Tekken: King9. Nicktoons: Catdog10. Overwatch: Mei11. Reservoir Dogs: Mr. Blonde12. Parks and Rec: April Ludgate13. LOTR: Frodo Baggins14. Batman Animated Series: Catwoman15. Mr. Robot: Darlene Alderson16. MST3K: Crow T Robot17. Alias: Sydney Bristow18. Death Note: Ryuk Stay on targetlast_img read more

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The Best Vista Notebooks

first_img Brought to you by PCWorld April 24, 2007 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 6 min read Photograph: Robert CardinRight now could be a great time to splurge on a laptop, given that many come with Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system to sweeten the deal. But is the new OS reason enough to jump now, or should you hang on to your trusty Windows XP laptop for a while longer?To find out, we rounded up 15 Vista-equipped laptops from Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, Micro Express, and Toshiba, in two categories: desktop-replacement models powerful enough to serve as your Primary PC, and ultraportables weighing less than 5 pounds. We tested speed and battery life and carefully evaluated screens, keyboards, and other vital features.We ranked the best five notebooks in each category and awarded Best Buys to the $2301 HP Pavilion dv9000t, a desktop replacement, and the $2150 Dell XPS M1210, an ultraportable. The jazzed-up dv9000t is a snazzy multimedia laptop with a 17-inch screen and designer exterior, while the M1210 is Dell at its best in a 4.9-pound package complete with a dedicated entertainment interface, smoking speed, and great battery life.This roundup also marks the debut of WorldBench 6 Beta 2, the latest version of PC World’s test suite for computers. Our PC World Test Center team refreshed the benchmark with Vista support and expanded tests that give multicore systems a workout. We also improved our battery test with a new automated script that rotates simulated typing with full-screen DVD-quality videos. (In view of its various updates, of course, WorldBench 6 Beta 2 scores are not comparable to previous WorldBench 5 results.) Visit PC World Test Center InfoCenter for more information.So what can you expect from this first batch of Vista-enabled portables? Though graphically busy and a memory hog, Vista and its Aero 3D environment look great and run well on these suitably powerful laptops; most models in our roundup came with 2GB of memory. If you buy a Vista notebook now, however, you’ll encounter more problems with hardware and software compatibility than you would have with an early Windows XP laptop; for example, some docking stations currently disable Aero. But most sources of incompatibility are identical to those you’d run into with a Vista desktop PC, and they should soon fade as vendors update their drivers and software applications.While a few of the models here are XP-era laptops with an OS transplant, others are among the first notebook PCs to take advantage of some daring new Vista-inspired evolutionary advances. For example, though the Toshiba Port�g� R400-S4931 missed out on our chart due to limited performance and a hefty $3499 price tag, it and the $2199 Asus W5fe-2P025E were the only two models to implement Vista SideShow technology. SideShow-equipped laptops come with a small secondary screen in the lid or edge–a little like external displays on clamshell phones–that can display useful information (such as Outlook appointments) even when the notebook is turned off.The Port�g� R400-S4931, the Asus U1F, and the Fujitsu LifeBook P7230 all have vivid new LED-backlit screens that are noticeably brighter and easier to read than a standard fluorescent-backlit panel. The LED-backlit screens are also thinner and use about a third less power, making for lighter laptops with longer battery life. In another first, we formally tested a laptop–the Acer Aspire 9810-6829–with a mammoth 20.1-inch screen.Charts and Detailed ReviewsOur two charts cover the five best desktop replacements (or power laptops) and the five best ultaportable laptops. Our detailed reviews cover all 15 of the laptops we tested for this story: seven desktop replacements and eight ultraportables.Best Vista Desktop ReplacementsAside from the Acer, with its 20.1-inch display, each desktop replacement we tested had a 17-inch screen; and some came with TV tuners, HD DVD drives, Media Center remotes, and more.See our desktop replacements chart, the Top 5 Power Laptops, which includes these models:HP Pavilion dv9000tGateway NX860XLMicro Express NP5760Acer Aspire 9810-6829Toshiba Satellite P105-S6217Chart MissersAsus W2Pb-7M005CAcer Aspire 9300-5005Best Vista UltraportablesMost of the lightweight laptops we tested offer great battery life for the road; and some have bright LED-backlit screens, cellular broadband connectivity, or even Vista SideShow displays.See our chart, the Top 5 Ultraportable Laptops, which includes these model:Dell XPS M1210Lenovo ThinkPad X60 TabletAsus W5fe-2P025EHP Pavilion tx1000Fujitsu LifeBook P7230Chart MissersAcer U1FGateway NX100XToshiba Portege R400-S4931What’s Next for Laptops?Windows Vista may have brought some interesting features (such as Vista SideShow displays) to certain laptops, but a number of even more-exciting laptop changes are in store.By the time you read this, Intel is likely to have unveiled the fourth generation of its Centrino mobile platform, code-named Santa Rosa. In April, the company announced that this platform revision for premium business notebooks (with extra features such as Active Management Technology, for IT staffers who manage a multitude of notebooks) will be known as Centrino Pro; at press time, however, Intel hadn’t yet revealed the nomenclature that it intends to use for the consumer variant of the Santa Rosa platform.Santa Rosa will include mobile Intel 965PM or GM graphics chip sets (the latter with integrated GMA X3000 graphics) and an 800-MHz frontside bus (up from Centrino Duo’s 667-MHz bus) that can underclock during periods of low CPU use to save power. Also confirmed are DDR2-800 memory support, built-in draft-802.11n Wi-Fi with 802.11a/b/g backward compatibility, and a new CPU socket supporting a range of faster mobile processors expected to debut in the same time frame.Intel has said that its Turbo Memory technology, which uses Vista’s ReadyBoost feature and either 512MB or 1GB of NAND flash memory to speed up application launch times, will be an option rather than a requirement for Centrino laptops. Santa Rosa notebooks will probably also support not-yet-available hybrid hard drives that will be equipped with built-in flash memory.Flash memory-based solid-state drives constitute another replacement alternative for traditional hard disks, and 32GB versions have recently begun providing performance, power, and weight benefits to ultralight portables such as Sony’s VAIO UX and Fujitsu’s LifeBook P1610 and B6210.Meanwhile, AMD will soon launch its next-generation mobile platform, which includes the Hawk processor family (the first 65nm mobile part will appear in this family), and the recently announced M690 mobile chip set. The M690 chip set supports an ATI Radeon X1250 graphics option that can handle DVI or HDMI output and built-in ATI Avivo image and video enhancement, as well as third-party 802.11n Wi-Fi products and hybrid hard drives. The M690T variant will support 32MB of a local frame buffer technology that is touted to extended battery life by ensuring that the CPU remains in a low-power-state mode when appropriate.– Danny Allen Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img Related Content Modus Medical has expanded its line of QUASAR Respiratory Motion Inserts to include two new lung-equivalent models for IMRT quality assurance. Designed for use with the QUASAR Programmable Respiratory Motion Phantom, these new inserts allow testing of the scanning, planning and delivery phases of the radiotherapy process using a moving target.The inserts are a matched set with identical geometry and offer different testing applications: split lung insert with split 30 mm polystyrene tumor for 4D imaging QA and 2D dose distribution in and around the tumor using gafchromic film and lung insert with solid 30 mm polystyrene tumor drilled for an ion chamber for imaging and point dosimetry at the center of the tumor. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | February 10, 2009 QUASAR Respiratory Motion Inserts Include Lung-Equivalent Models Videos | ASTRO | November 08, 2018 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Radiation Oncology Tech at ASTRO 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell took a tour of some of the most innovative technologies on display on the expo floor at the  read more Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019 Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 04, 2019 Varian Halcyon Commissioned at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center With IBA’s myQA Halo IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful commissioning of the Varian Halcyon at the Radiation Oncology… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019 IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | October 26, 2018 Sun Nuclear Surpasses 100 Units Shipped Milestone With SRS MapCheck Sun Nuclear Corp. announced the 100th shipment of its new SRS MapCheck for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). The… read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. Most Innovative New Technology at ASTRO 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 12:31Loaded: 1.30%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -12:31 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 | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018 Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized prostate cancer with… read more last_img read more

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first_img Videos | SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 … read more June 12, 2009 – Digirad Corp., a provider of medical diagnostic imaging products and personnel and equipment leasing services, will feature at SNM its recently 510(k) cleared Cardius X-ACT imaging system.Cardius X-ACT is a rapid cardiac SPECT/VCT imaging system that features a low-dose volume-computed tomography (VCT) attenuation correction system that significantly reduces artifacts in the images caused by overlying tissues increasing interpretive ease and accuracy. The revolutionary X-ACT approach takes advantage of the full 24-inch wide detector array eliminating truncation and generating high-precision transmission maps improving the overall quality of SPECT studies. The X-ACT attenuation correction system offers high accuracy, fast acquisition, low dose (5 ?Sv / study) and superb reliability. The system’s high-speed triple-head solid-state design combined with nSPEED software allows the combined cardiac SPECT emission and transmission acquisitions to be performed in as little as five minutes. The Cardius X-ACT system increases diagnostic confidence in nuclear cardiology and raises the standard in the industry for overall SPECT system performance.Digirad is working with a number of top luminary centers in nuclear cardiology, including the Biomedical Institute in Los Angeles, Jefferson Heart Institute in Philadelphia and University Cardiovascular MedicalGroup of UCLA in Los Angeles. Results of an extensive multi-center evaluation of the X-ACT technology will be presented during upcoming events including SNM 2009 in Toronto and ASNC 2009 in Minneapolis.For more information: www.digirad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Advances in Nuclear Cardiac Imaging – Discussion With Dr. Prem SomanSharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:22Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -8:22 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and p read more News | June 11, 2009 Digirad to Show New SPECT/VCT at SNM 2009 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 News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2018 Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cardiac imaging company Spectrum Dynamics filed a lawsuit Dec. 6,… read more A PET/CT head and neck cancer scan. Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23-26 in Philadelphia… read more Feature | Cardiac Imaging | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis Will Cardiac MRI Expand? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cardiac assessment provides a radiation-free alternative to other commonly used… read more Feature | Nuclear Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Sabyasachi Ghosh State of the Industry: Medical Hybrid Imaging Market “Experimental validation implemented in real-life situations and not theoretical claims exaggerating small advantages read more The Chalk River nuclear isotope reactor license has been renewed, but will be decommissioned by 2028. The reactor supplies about 50 percent of the world’s supply of Tc99m. Related Content Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell Chalk River Isotope Reactor Decommissioning Date Set April 2, 2018 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced March 29 that it renewed Canadian Nuclear Lab read more Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions. New Spectrum Dynamics SPECT-CT System at RSNA 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:33Loaded: 10.56%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:33 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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News | Nuclear Imaging | June 10, 2017 GE Healthcare SPECT/CT and PET/CT Systems Enhance Personalized Patient Care GE Healthcare showcased positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography/computed… read morelast_img read more

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The Wow Factor And The Future

first_img 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 The Binary FutureA revolution is brewing in the ones and zeros of computers — a revolution in intelligence, an artificial intelligence comprised of algorithms that distill human reasoning into machine thought.Already these deep learning (DL) algorithms are examining medical images, determining the kind of information needed to form a diagnosis, then pulling that information together. They display images from prior exams of the patient in the same orientation, registering those images to ones in the current exam, so they can be easily compared. They extract patient demographics from electronic medical records, as well as the results of lab studies and conclusions from past reports, displaying them in the context of radiological images. Those algorithms aren’t in the future. They are here. Ready for market. Although they do what people had previously done, and doing so requires understanding, their tasks are routine, laborious and time-consuming. But that will change.As the power of artificial intelligence (AI) grows, companies will reach beyond the routine. DL algorithms today are being groomed to identify trends and uncover patterns. Ultimately they may assist in actual decision-making.Will radiologists be replaced? Absolutely not. Unless, of course, they want to be. And that is the rub.Consider the man last summer who touted the incredible abilities of his driverless Tesla Model S. He posted YouTube videos of the car driving itself — literally driving itself. He was just a happy-go-lucky passenger, sitting in the driver’s seat but not driving — until that driverless car mistook the side of a tractor trailer for sky and crashed into it at full speed.2 Today that man is dead, a fatality of misplaced trust. Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk can wring their hands all they want about the coming singularity, the moment when machines are smarter than people. And they have (“5 Very Smart People Who Think Artificial Intelligence Could Bring the Apocalypse,” Time, Dec. 2, 2014, http://time.com/3614349/artificial-intelligence-singularity-stephen-hawking-elon-musk/). They worry in the press and at conferences that machines will take over; be the end of humanity. (Never mind Musk, at the helm of Tesla, is a chief developer of AI.)The singularity does not worry me. Much more concerning is how willing we, as individuals, are to cede control over our lives. I worry that, when the time comes, we will hand over our world to machines. Not reluctantly. Not after an inglorious fight. But willingly. And gladly. And we will do so with love. Feeling the Love Americans love machines. I love machines. Why wouldn’t I? They throw snow further than I can shovel it; get me from place to place quicker than I can run; heat my home; light dark rooms; bring me amazing pictures on my television, computer and smartphone. Will AI be perceived as just another amazing machine built to make our lives easier?  Millions already do. They talk every day to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. The sale of Amazon’s Echo boomed this holiday season.3 They know a machine is talking to them. Giving them suggestions. Helping them make decisions. Doing what they used to do for themselves. Do they care? It doesn’t seem so.That raises the question: Where do we draw the line? In medicine, at least, that line is tight to the toes. At least for the time being. But soon papers will appear in respected medical journals describing the remarkable accuracy of AI; how computers make tireless assistants; how AI makes expert diagnosticians of everyone. Will someone somewhere sometime be in a rush and defer to the machine — and get away with it? Will they do it again? Will more physicians follow suit, until one day we wonder how we got where we are? If that happens, we will have gotten there because, after decades of trusting machines, we crossed a line. We delegated something that was uniquely human to machines … responsibility. We got lazy … and machines picked up the slack. Wow. Curved multiplanar CT reconstruction and 3-D volume rendering of a heart beating 55 times per minute. Note noncalcified and calcified plaques with high-grade stenosis in the proximal right coronary artery. Effective dose was 1.8 mSv. (Image courtesy Toshiba America Medical Systems) There was a time when cardiac cath was the only way to see what was happening in the heart. Today that can be done with mainstream computed tomography (CT) — not one souped up for cardiology, ones intended for radiological applications, ones that can freeze the motion of the human heart noninvasively. Wow.  To appreciate where and how far we have come — and how far we might go in the future — we have to look back to where and from what we came. And pause to realize … how … the pace … of progress has quickened.Three centuries elapsed from William Harvey’s description of blood circulation in 1628 to when Werner Forssmann performed the first human heart catheterization in 1929.1 Toshiba unveiled at RSNA 2007 the first commercial CT capable of freezing heart motion with a single rotation. Less than a decade later, the company introduced a mainstream scanner capable of making stop-action heart images that are as good or better. We have come so far that imaging manufacturers no longer aspire to make machines capable of such “moon shot” images. They are making ones that produce previously incredible pictures efficiently, cost effectively and in ways that impose the least possible burden on patients. (Case in point: Toshiba’s latest generation of CTs produces whole-heart images at a fraction of the radiation dose required by their early predecessors.) And just as the future will be less than ever about spectacular images, it will be fueled by what we do not see. 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 References1.     Bourassa MG, “The History of Cardiac Catheterization,” Can J Cardiol. 2005 Oct; 21(12): 1011-4.2.     “Joshua Brown, Who Died in Self-Driving Accident, Tested Limits of His Tesla,” New York Times, July 1, 2016, https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/business/joshua-brown-technology-enthusiast-tested-the-limits-of-his-tesla.html?_r=0. Accessed Jan. 12, 2017.3.     “Amazon Echo sales up 9X compared to last year, company says in holiday roundup.” GeekWire, Dec. 27,2016, http://www.geekwire.com/2016/amazon-holiday-sales-numbers/. Accessed Jan. 12, 2017. 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