Shaun Marsh, Faulkner ruled out of Australia’s tour of South Africa

first_imgBatsman Shaun Marsh and all-rounder James Faulkner have been ruled out of Australia’s limited overs tour of South Africa, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.Marsh was replaced by Usman Khawaja for the tour that includes five one-day internationals against the Proteas and one against Ireland, though Faulkner would not be replaced.Top-order batsman Marsh broke his finger on Australia’s recent tour of Sri Lanka, while Faulkner suffered a calf injury at training on Thursday.”Shaun undertook a follow up X-ray and was reviewed by specialists this week,” team physiotherapist David Beakley said. “Unfortunately due to the fracture being in the joint of the finger we have decided to take a more conservative approach.”Therefore he will not be available for the … series in South Africa.”James suffered a low grade calf strain during a fitness session in Sydney today which we expect to take three to four weeks to recover.”Unfortunately this means he will also be unavailable for the South Africa series.”The first match of the tour is against Ireland in Benoni on Sept. 27 before Steve Smith’s side play the first of the five one-day matches against South Africa in Centurion on Sept. 30.last_img read more

India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 1: As it happened

first_imgHello and welcome to the coverage of Day 1 of the second Test between India and England at Vizag. (LIVE Scorecard)India 1st Innings:16.55 IST: And that will be stumps for the day and India 317/4 with Kohli unbeaten on 151. India dominated the opening day of the second Test with two hundreds from Kohli and Pujara. Thanks for tuning in and do join back tomorrow for an action-packed day two with Kohli looking good for his double ton. 16.45 IST: Out. Anderson strikes with the new ball by sending back Rahane for 23 caught behind. India four down.England have taken the second new ball with two overs left for the day.  Anderson to bowl with two slips in place.16.39 IST: Virat Kohli brings up his 150 with two overs left for the day. IND 313/3 16.34 IST: Four overs left for the day, Anderson back into the attack as England look for a wicket. Kohli on 147. 16.28 IST: India bring up their 300 runs with Kohli 143 not out. Can India see off the day without losing another day?  16.23 IST: Kohli and Rahane bring up the 50-run partnership. IND 298/3 Stats: The highest first day Test score in India has been 417 runs in 2009/10 in Kanpur involving the hosts and Sri Lanka. 16.11 IST: Kohli survives after England opt for the DRS. The Indian skipper going for the reverse sweep misses hitting on the knee roll and review showed the ball not hitting the leg stump for the on-field decision to be over turned.15.55 IST: Four. Tad short from Moeen Ali and Rahane punches down the covers on the backfoot. Excellent placement! advertisement15.52 IST: Four. Poor bowling from Stokes straying down the leg and Kohli helping it to wide fine leg. Kohli with that boundary moves on to 127.Most Test 100s by Indian captains11 S Gavaskar9 M Azharuddin7 S Tendulkar/Virat Kohli#IndvEng&; Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 17, 201615.42 IST: A maiden over from Stokes with a minimum of 17 overs left for the day. IND 264/3 (Kohli batting on 121, Rahane on 2) Virat Kohli at Vizag…in ODIs118 v Aus 2010117 v WI 201199 v WI 201365 v NZ 2016in Tests101* v Eng 2016#IndvEng&; Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 17, 2016Bowling change. Ben Stokes replaces James Anderson. 15.38 IST: Four. A flighted one from Rashid and Kohli puts it to backward boundary. IND 264/3 15.27 IST: Ajinkya Rahane joins Kohli at the crease, who’s batting on 113. While Rahane in the few balls that he faced looked troubled playing the spinners and also had a close shave going for the cut shot.15.17 IST: Anderson to Pujara, OUT!! Finally a breakthrough for England as Anderson gets Pujara’s wicket, ending a solid 226-run stand. Ind 248/314.58 IST: Anderson to Kohli, gets there! Virat Kohli scores 14th hundred in his 50th Test match. This is his 7th ton in his 19th match as captain of the Indian Test side. Ind 231/2 Test match No. 50. Test century No.14 @imVkohli @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016And now 100 for @imVkohli! They like celebrating centuries in the Vizag stands… ???? #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 201614.47 IST: Rashid to Pujara, SIX!! What a way to get to your Test ton! No nerves or anything, he gets a gift from Rashid, it is short on middle, Pujara camps back and pulls it high and handsome over mid-wicket for a maximum. 200-RUN STAND COMES UP AS WELL. Ind 225/2 in 59.2 ovs. .@cheteshwar1 celebrates as he brings up his 10th Test century @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016A fine 100 for Cheteshwar Pujara. He goes to a 10th Test ton with a maximum off Rashid. India 226-2 #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 201614.33 IST: Play commences after tea with Pujara three short of a hundred. Kohli is batting on 91.  14.13 IST: Tea has been taken with India 210/2. Pujara 97*, Kohli 91*. Stand: 188 runs.That’s how dominating India has been, a local dog has ensured a break here. It was in fact the first ball after lunch was the how the entire session went for England. It was a nicely clipped boundary for Kohli and the runs just kept flowing for India right throughout. They racked up 118 runs in the session without losing a wicket and have run England ragged in the field. Both of them have had their style of play. Kohli has drive well through the off side while Pujara has used his feet superbly to score at a good rate. At Tea on Day 1 #TeamIndia are 210/2 with an unbeaten partnership of 188 runs between Virat and Pujara #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016There’s a dog on the field and Stuart Broad shoos him away. The ground staff rush behind him but the dog keeps on running and off the field. Oh dear, he’s back on the field again and he is looking simply unstoppable. The kids are enjoying this completely. The umpires decide to take the TEA BREAK!13.58 IST: Rashid to Pujara, FOUR! Boundaries simply continue to flow! Pujara comes forward and takes it on the full to drive it through coves for a four. Pujara moves into the nervous nineties. Ind 203/213.40 IST: Ansari to Pujara, FOUR! Pujara steps forward this time and takes it on the full, smacks it hard through mid off and gets a boundary now to end the over. Good over for India! 2nd Test. 48.6: Z Ansari to C Pujara (78), 4 runs, 170/2 #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201613.40 IST: Ansari to Pujara, SIX! Poor ball, punished! Half tracker on off, Pujara goes onto his back foot and pulls it over mid-wicket. The ball lands in the stands where the kids are cheering out loudly. 2nd Test. 48.5: Z Ansari to C Pujara (74), 6 runs, 166/2 #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201613.27 IST: Demonetisation has forced Andhra Cricket Association to open the gates of the stadium for all on all days due to the poor ticket sales for this match. The crowd today includes about 5,000 school children who have been brought from different parts of the city. Ind 154/2 in 47 ovs13.23 IST: Pujara and Kohli’s partnership – 126 runs off 240 balls. Ind 148/2 in 45 ovs13.09 IST: Stokes to Kohli, DROPPED! Back of a length outside off, comes in, Kohli goes for the pull but does not keep it down. The ball travels off the top edge to deep fine leg. Adil Rashid stationed there fails to get under it and drops it. Cook, Stokes, Root none are impressed. How costly will it be? Ind 133/2 13.04 IST: NOT OUT! Ball-tracker show the impact was outside the off-stump to the on-field umpire’s decision stays. Ind 132/213.03 IST: Moeen to Pujara, huge shout for leg-before but the umpire turns it down. England have taken a review. 12.53 IST: Stokes to Pujara, FOUR!! Pujara drives through the covers to bring up his 11th half-century in style. Ind 125/2 in 39 ovs FIFTY! @cheteshwar1 brings up his 11th Test half century @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201612.40 IST: Ben Stokes to Kohli, FIFTY! Bowls it on middle, Kohli clips it through mid-wicket for a single. The loud noise ensures all know it is yet another fifty for Virat. He does not celebrate it much, just raises his bat to acknowledge the applause from the kids in. Ind 111/2FIFTY! @imVkohli brings up his 13 Test half century @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201612.23 IST: Rashid to Kohli, FOUR!! Hundred up for India 12.12 IST: Anderson to Kohli, FOUR! Perfect start for India! Bowls it on middle, Kohli will be delighted with the first ball, he clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Nice way to get going after Lunch! Ind 96/2 in 28.1 ovsadvertisementVirat Kohli in his 50th Test: His key landmarks so far11.32 IST: India 92/2 (28 overs) at lunch vs England. Cheteshwar Pujara 37*, Virat Kohli 35*, James Anderson 1/19, Stuart Broad 1/21. At Lunch on Day 1 #TeamIndia are 92/2 (Kohli 35*, Pujara 37*). Follow the game here – #INDvENG BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016That’s a good start for India in the 2nd Test. England despite losing the toss had the best of the first half hour as they got India 2 down for 22. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara then joined forces to steady India with a fine unbeaten stand. They have had their nervy moments with the running between the wickets but thankfully for India, there was no harm done.Both of them will hope to continue their good work and ensure that they build the platform for a big first innings score. England will be happy with their work and will hope to take wickets at regular intervals since it will get tougher to bat as the game goes on. Join us in a while for the second session.(AP Photo) 11.32 IST: A Rashid to Kohli, Full outside off, driven firmly through covers for a single. That will be LUNCH ON DAY 1! 11.10 IST: Stuart Broad is back in the attack for his second spell. Ind 80/2 in 22 ovs10.56 IST: Ansari to Kohli, FOUR!! On middle and leg, Kohli uses his feet and lofts it over the mid on region. The ball races away to the fence in no time. Brings up the Fifty-run partnership between Kohli and Pujara.10.52 IST: Rashid to Kohli, NOT OUT! Pujara survives! Tossed up on middle and leg, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket and calls for the run. Pujara takes a start but hesitates and then rushes towards the striker’s end where Root throws the ball. Bairstow whips off the bails and appeals for a run out. Replays Pujara just made it in, thanks to his dive. Single taken in the end. Ind 66/2 in 17.1 ovs 10.45 IST: Ansari to Pujara, FOUR! Excellent footwork. Pujara uses his feet, takes it on the full and uses his wrists to beat the mid on fielder for a boundary. 10.33 IST: Z Ansari to Pujara, no run, gets in line and turns it towards the on side. First hour of play comes to an end with India 45/2 in 13 ovs. Pujara 9*, Kohli 16*A lively opening hour in Vizag – a wicket each for Broady & Jimmy and India are 45-2 #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 201610.25 IST: The first over of spin from Zafar Ansari fetches three runs as Ind reach 39/2 in 11 ovs10.15 IST: Anderson to Kohli, FOUR! Not in control! Shorter length outside off, Kohli goes for the pull but does not connect well. He gets a top edge that flies over the fine leg fence. Anderson is not impressed. 2nd Test. 8.4: J Anderson to V Kohli (8), 4 runs, 36/2 #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201610.15 IST: Anderson to V Kohli, FOUR! Nice! Fuller outside off, Kohli is not worried and goes for his drive. He gets it through covers with a slightly open face of the bat for a boundary. 2nd Test. 8.2: J Anderson to V Kohli (4), 4 runs, 32/2 #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 201610.08 IST: Anderson bowls a maiden with Kohli on strike. Ind 28/2 in 7 ovs10.00 IST: Broad to Pujara, FOUR! Nicely done! Strays it on middle and leg, Pujara clips it down to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Pujara goes past 3000 runs in Test cricket. 2nd Test. 5.3: S Broad to C Pujara (6), 4 runs, 26/2 #IndvEng @Paytm BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 20169.58 IST: Anderson to Vijay, OUT!! Well done, Anderson! Bowls it short and on an angle on the body. Vijay looks to fend at first taking the bottom hand off the bat. The ball goes off the gloves towards Stokes at third slip who takes an easy catch. Anderson is pumped up and why not. That is a superb start for India. Ind 22/2 in 5 ovsWICKET! Jimmy’s back alright – Vijay fends a vicious bouncer to Stokes & India are 22-2 ?? #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 20169.55 IST: Anderson to Vijay, FOUR!! Creams another one through the covers for his fourth boundary. Vijay goes past 3000 runs in Test cricket. Ind 22/1 9.51 IST: Broad to Vijay, FOUR! Vijay on the charge! Full outside off, Vijay times his push and caresses it down the ground through mid on for another boundary. He is timing them superbly. 9.50 IST: Broad to Vijay, FOUR!! Fuller outside off, Vijay comes forward and creams it through covers for a majestic boundary. Beautifully done! 9.41 IST: Broad to L Rahul, OUT! KL RAHUL DEPARTS! Broad gets the length right, bowls it outside off, on a length, Rahul plays at it after leaving similar ones before. The ball gets the outside edge which carries through to third slip where Stokes takes the catch. Not a good start for India and not a good welcome for Rahul too. Ind 6/1 in 1.5 ovs WICKET! Get in! Stokes takes a fine catch in the slips off Broad to dismiss Rahul. India 6-1 #INDvENGLive: England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 20169.32 IST: J Anderson to Vijay, FOUR! Poor start for Anderson! Sprays it on the pads, Vijay gets it fine down to the long leg fence. He is looking for the outswinger but the line is wrong from Jimmy. India 6/0 in 1 over9.31 IST: J Anderson to Vijay, Begins with a length ball on middle and leg, Vijay fails to clip it through. He looks for a single but is sent back in time. 9.30 IST: England’s leading wicket-taker in Tests returns and has the new ball in his hands. Vijay to face the first ball for India. TOSS:9.15 IST: James Anderson is back in the playing XI for England, Chris Woakes sits out. Virat Kohli calls correctly & India will bat first in the 2nd Test. One change for England – Jimmy is back for Chris Woakes #INDvENG England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 17, 20169.00 IST: Virat Kohli wins the toss, India will bat first against England. Jayant Yadav replaces Amit Mishra, KL Rahul is back in the side in place of Gautam Gambhir. IND XI: M Vijay, L Rahul, C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, R Ashwin, W Saha, R Jadeja, J Yadav, U Yadav, M Shami BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016ENG XI: A Cook, H Hameed, J Root, B Duckett, M Ali, B Stokes, J Bairstow, Z Ansari, A Rashid, S Broad, J Anderson BCCI (@BCCI) November 17, 2016Preview:India will look to apply themselves better when the hosts will take on a confident England in the second Test match at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium tomorrow.India who looked nearly invincible on the home pitches with the ingenuity of spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, accuracy of Ravindra Jadeja and experience of leg-spinner Amit Mishra, were cornered and were forced to play for the draw in the opening Test.India’s batting line-up failed to rise to the challenge when they needed 310 at a run-rate of just over five on a fifth-day track.While Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara came up with a century each in the first innings, Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane failed to respond.But the Virat Kohli-led side can take good things from this as, despite losing early wickets, he along with lower-order batsmen Ashwin, stumper Wriddhiman Saha and Jadeja took India out of the woods and managed a draw.KL RAHUL RETURNSThe latest addition of in-form opener Lokesh Rahul, who was sidelined from the first Test squad due to an injury, will also give a big boost to the team confidence as Gambhir, who replaced an injured Shikhar Dhawan in the New Zealand series, failed to gave the hosts the start they wanted in both the innings against England.The bowling department, which has been firmly put in its place by Kohli against New Zealand, also looked a bit lost against England as it failed to put the pressure on the English opening duo of Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed.last_img read more

EKF: interface for industrial with up to four RS-232 ports

first_imgProven and reliable, RS-232 stays a popular point-to-point interface for industrial communication (IOT, Edge Computing). EKF presents the SU2-BALLAD, a peripheral slot card for CompactPCI Serial systems, equipped with four front panel RS-232 ports. Isolation barrier transceivers are provided for optimum noise and EMC immunity up to 921.6kbps data rate, as required for industrial use and operation in harsh environments.The SU2-BALLAD is based on an octal PCI Express to UART bridge. The 950-style UARTs are compatible with all typical asynchronous serial applications and protocols. Up to four RS-232 ports are available via Micro-D or D-SUB front panel connectors. Another four UART channels are wired to the backplane, for rear I/O usage by means of a suitable RIO transition module, either RS-232 or RS-485, with galvanic isolation. As an alternate, mezzanine modules are available for a common 8-port 8HP front panel assembly.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Manhattan Skyline: add modern GUI with high-end graphics and smooth animation to any systemNext ADI: single channel 16-bit DAC enables high density analog output modules without de-ratinglast_img read more

England leave Jofra Archer out of preliminary 2019 ICC World Cup squad

first_imgEngland have not picked uncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer in a preliminary 15-man World Cup squad but have named him in squads for the warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland.Barbados-born Archer, who shone for Sussex last season and in Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20 competition for Hobart Hurricanes, is eligible for national selection under new England and Wales Cricket Board residency rules.The 24-year-old could get a World Cup call-up if he impresses in the warm-up games as changes can be made to the squad until May 23, seven days before their tournament opener against South Africa at The Oval.Joe Denly, whose last ODI appearance came in October 2009, retained his place in the World Cup group as a backup spinning all-rounder.Although he could be among the pool of players, including Liam Plunkett and Tom Curran, who will feel the pressure if Archer performs well over the next few weeks.Archer’s ability to bowl at more than 90 miles per hour and his lower-order power-hitting skills have earned him a number of high-profile admirers, including England regulars Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.”The selection panel has been impressed with Jofra Archer’s performances in domestic and franchise cricket. He is a very talented and exciting cricketer,” national selector Ed Smith said.BREAKING: @englandcricket announce their #CWC19 squad! World Cup (@cricketworldcup) April 17, 2019England play Ireland in a one-dayer on May 3 before a five-match ODI series and a Twenty20 against Pakistan.”In line with ICC (International Cricket Council regulations, we have to name a preliminary squad of 15 for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup before April 23,” Smith added.advertisement”However, all 17 players named in the ODIs against Pakistan can stake a claim to be in the final 15-man squad, finalised at the end of that series.”Fast bowler Chris Jordan, Archer’s Sussex team mate, could also make a comeback to the ODI setup against Pakistan, despite playing his last 50-overs game for England in September 2016.”Chris Jordan, a regular in IT20 squads over the past few years, has continued to develop as a cricketer — as we saw in the IT20s in the West Indies. He fully deserves his return to the ODI squad,” Smith said.”With regard to resting players, we are conscious of managing player workloads leading into such an important summer so that players are in the best possible condition for the World Cup. That was also a factor in the way we have selected these three squads.”England squad for Pakistan ODI series: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.Also Read | World Cup 2019 Team India players full list: Virat Kohli to lead 15-man squadAlso Read | David Warner, Steve Smith back in Australia squad for 2019 World CupAlso Read | Bangladesh announce 15-man squad for 2019 World Cuplast_img read more

Film Productions Announced

first_img Quick facts: Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) announced four newly approved productions through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Sept. 20. Sunnyvale Shoals, a television series produced by SV Shoals Inc., has been approved for a funding commitment of $556,701 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $2,024,369. Brojects: In The House Season 2, a television series produced by Brojects NS Limited, has been approved for a funding commitment of $68,463 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $232,078. Trajectoires 4, a television series produced by 3291627 Nova Scotia Limited, has been approved for a funding commitment of $203,427 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $739,733. Pour l’amour du country XV, a television series produced by 3286993 Nova Scotia Limited, has been approved for a funding commitment of $243,979 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $938,379. To read interviews about Brojects: In the House Season 2 and Connections Productions, go to As funding commitments are approved details will be available on the NSBI website at the fund applies to eligible costs such as labour, goods or services purchased from a Nova Scotia–based supplier when an application is approved, NSBI issues a commitment letter which can be used for bank financing. When the applicant enters the official incentive agreement, the agreement can also be used for the financing process once a production is approved for a funding commitment, the funds are placed in reserve when the production is complete the applicant submits a final claim to NSBI for processing and disbursement all applications and claims are processed and approved by NSBIcenter_img To learn more about the application process, eligible costs and guidelines, go to -30-last_img read more

Akhannouch ECJ Did Not Clearly Mention a Ban on Fishing

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Aziz Akhannouch, has responded to the European  Court of Justice decision regarding the EU-Morocco fisheries deal, noting that “the verdict does not clearly say that there is a ban on fishing in the waters of southern provinces.”According to Spanish news agency EFE, the minister said that European boats have the right to keep fishing in Moroccan waters until the current agreement expires in July.Akhannouch told the press on Tuesday that “the agreement is valid. The court did not follow the recommendation or the opinion of [Melchior Wathelet],” who made the comments that the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement should be declared null and void because it includes Western Sahara. The Moroccan official added that, “the court did not prohibit fishing in the territorial areas,” and that “negotiations for another agreement will be conducted when things will be more clarified with the European Union and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Fisheries.”Today, the European Court of Justice announced its verdict on the EU-Morocco fisheries deal, reaffirming the validity of the deal between the two parties as long as it does not involve the waters of Western Sahara.According to the ECJ, the fisheries agreement between the EU and Morocco “is valid insofar as it is not applicable to Western Sahara to its adjacent waters.”Legal experts and analysts have been raising concerns about the decision of the court, urging it to exceed its legal mandate by meddling in politics. read more

UN health agency calls for prevention of cancer through workplace safety

28 April 2007Spotlighting the many preventable deaths caused by exposure to carcinogens, the United Nations health agency marked World Day for Safety and Health at Work with a call for the removal of these dangerous substances from job sites. Spotlighting the many preventable deaths caused by exposure to carcinogens, the United Nations health agency marked World Day for Safety and Health at Work with a call for the removal of these dangerous substances from job sites.Every year, at least 200,000 people die from cancer related to their workplace, WHO said in a message on the occasion, observed every year on 28 April, stressing that “the risks for occupational cancer are preventable.”Lung cancer, mesothelioma and bladder cancer are among the most common types of occupational cancers, according to WHO. Currently about 125 million people around the world are exposed to asbestos at work, and at least 90,000 people die each year from asbestos-related diseases. Thousands more die from leukemia caused by exposure to benzene, an organic solvent widely used by workers, including in the chemical and diamond industries. “The tragedy of occupational cancer resulting from asbestos, benzene and other carcinogens is that it takes so long for science to be translated into protective action,” said Maria Neira, WHO Director of Public Health and Environment.“Known and preventable exposures are clearly responsible for hundreds of thousands of excess cancer cases each year. In the interests of protecting our health, we must adopt an approach rooted in primary prevention – that is to make workplaces free from carcinogenic risks,” Dr. Neira said. Most cancer deaths caused by occupational risk factors occur in the developed world, WHO said, blaming the wide use of different carcinogenic substances such as blue asbestos, 2-naphthylamine and benzene 20 to 30 years ago. But it warned that if the current unregulated use of carcinogens in the developing world continues, a significant increase in occupational cancer can be expected there in the coming decades. “The control of carcinogens in the workplace should be a key component of every national cancer control programme,” said Dr. Andreas Ullrich, WHO Medical Officer for cancer control. “To achieve this, WHO supports countries in developing comprehensive national cancer prevention and control plans, which are essential to prevent millions of cancer deaths each year.”The agency urged governments and industry to ensure that workplaces are equipped with adequate measures to meet health and safety standards and that they are free from dangerous pollutants. It called for stopping the use of asbestos, introducing benzene-free organic solvents and technologies that convert the carcinogenic chromium into a non-carcinogenic form, banning tobacco use at the workplace, and providing protective clothes for people working in the sun. read more

New UN report highlights experiences challenges faced by young migrants worldwide

A new report launched today by the United Nations spotlights the significant impact of young migrants on origin, transit and destination countries and communities, as well as the challenges they face, as told in their own voices. According to the latest UN estimates, there are 232 million international migrants worldwide, representing 3.2 per cent of the world’s total population of 7.2 billion. There are 35 million global migrants under the age of 20, up from 31 million in 2000, and another 40 million between the ages of 20 and 29. Together, they account for more than 30 per cent of all migrants. Females account for approximately half of all global youth migrants.Published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the latest World Youth Report outlines the global situation of young migrants by highlighting some of the concerns, challenges and successes experienced by young migrants. “Recognizing the diversity of youth migrants is important for understanding the impact of migration on the human development of young men and women as well as on their countries of origin and destination,” states the report. “It is also essential for designing specific interventions that address their unique vulnerabilities and enable them to realize their hopes and aspirations.”According to the report, the impacts of youth migration are mixed. When young people migrate, they tend to improve both their own financial situation and the economic circumstances of their families through the income they earn and the remittances they send home, while destination countries benefit from greater economic efficiency. However, countries of origin can suffer from negative impacts of human capital flight, or brain drain, notably of health and education professionals, the report states.It goes on to say that the process of migration itself brings different challenges and experiences and can affect overall outcomes for young people. Prior to migration, young people may be excited at the prospect of leaving home and discovering a new place, while they also face challenges. Participants in online consultations most often cited the difficulty of obtaining accurate information about their intended destination. Similarly, practicalities such as obtaining the necessary documents and arranging travel and accommodation can be complicated, expensive and time consuming. Without accurate information, young people can fall vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. To ease the preparatory stage, young people recommended the development of tools to help those thinking of migration to assess their readiness and to facilitate decision-making and planning, including peer-to-peer initiatives, pre-departure orientation programmes and awareness-raising campaigns.Once they reach their destination country, the report continues, the experiences of migrant youth vary greatly depending on migration motives, gender and migration status. Recent arrivals often experience culture shock and loneliness. They also have to cope with finding accommodation, employment, deal with transport and may have to overcome communication barriers. In the longer term, they may face stereotyping and discrimination at work and in society at large. “Overall, migration outcomes vary widely. While youth are especially vulnerable to the risks and dangers associated with migration, their capacity as agents of social change and development should not be underestimated,” states the report.“Some young migrants return to their country of origin, either voluntarily or involuntarily, whereas others remain in the destination. Whatever they decide, young people typically find that the migration experience has transformed them.” The report’s launch at UN Headquarters in New York will feature Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lisa Russell, along with young people retelling diverse migration stories through theatre, dance, poetry and music. read more

Marking International Widows Day Ban urges end to harmful practices abuse against

In his message, the Secretary-General expressed his concerns about the number of widows subjected to harmful practices, including “widow cleansing”, often involving the rape, and the increase in the widow’s risk of HIV infection, as well as “widow burning”.Mr. Ban underscored that such violent acts could also negatively affect the lives of their children. He has stressed the need for “stronger action to empower women, promote gender equality and end all forms of violence against women.”The UN General Assembly declared 23 June 2011 as the first-ever International Widows’ Day, and has been marked annually ever since. The Day raises awareness and is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows worldwide and to bring the often invisible issues affecting them to a point of international concern.In many cultures widows not only are considered inferior to their husbands, but they also become “useless” at the moment of their husband’s death. Their social status appears to be inextricably linked to their husband’s, and when he dies, a woman is likely to lose her place in society, lose basic rights, and to become a victim of life-threatening abuses.Millions of the world’s widows have to cope with poverty, ostracism, violence, homelessness, ill- health and different forms of discrimination, which could dramatically impact their physical and mental well-being.“It is our collective responsibility to safeguard the human rights and dignity of widows, in line with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child” stressed the UN chief.“Together, we can eliminate the challenges faced by widows around the world and allow them to realize their potential as equal members of society” he concluded. read more

Oklahoma residents armed with machine guns to be allowed hunt pigs from

first_img THE STATE OF Oklahoma in the US could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters.The Tulsa World reports that aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma. But that work can only be done by trained, licensed contractors with support from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry.Lawmakers in the US state are considering a bill to expand the law to private operations.Under the proposal, private landowners, companies and pilots would have to apply for a state license and be responsible for the activity. But hunters on board the aircraft wouldn’t need a license, nor would they have to provide their names to the state.The agriculture department says its agents killed more than 11,200 feral hogs, mostly by air, last year.Read: Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference >Read: Dublin could get new eight-storey hotel as vacant “scourge” set to be demolished > 26,060 Views Oklahoma residents armed with machine guns to be allowed hunt pigs from helicopters Texas and Louisiana already allow private contractors to hunt feral swine. Mar 28th 2017, 8:44 PM A helicopter hovers over feral pigs near Mertzon, Texas. By Garreth MacNamee A helicopter hovers over feral pigs near Mertzon, Texas. Image: Eric Gay/AP Image: Eric Gay/APcenter_img Share661 Tweet Email4 Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 8:44 PM Short URL 91 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Newstalk Breakfast goes seven days as new hosts unveiled for weekend shows

first_img Short URL By Sean Murray 36,318 Views The whole station constantly evolves, and we decided towards the end of last year that this was the time to do it… I have three young kids, I can’t sleep in on a Saturday morning. I’m up and I’m out and I want news. I think there are loads of people like me, and loads of younger people in that demographic that we’re going after.Reilly told it was a “great privilege” to be asked to do the show, but said it would be a “juggling act” with his other role as political correspondent with Virgin Media News.“[With this show] you get to peek behind the curtain, so instead of it being a traditional newspaper review where you sit around and wonder what’s going to happen next, you can scrutinise how it’s come to that point, what is the root cause that’s got us to that point,” he said.He’s hosted the show on several occasions in recent months, which is broadcast at the same time as RTÉ’s Radio One Marian Finucane show on Sunday.Reilly added: “The [latest radio figures] have shown there is an appetite for the show. The show itself has evolved quite a bit with the hosts it’s had over the years. I’m a bit reluctant to break the thing open and try to change it from the ground up.There’s a lot that works with it. Without focusing too much on the other shows it’s going up against, there’s a lot it has in its favour in terms of its energy and some of its dynamism which you don’t have elsewhere… it’s evolution, rather than revolution. Keogh, meanwhile, said she was delighted to be the host of the breakfast show at the weekends.She said: “It’s a new departure for Irish radio. At the minute, there’s no live news programming at this time of a Saturday and Sunday morning. I’d like to think the programme will be the radio equivalent of what you get in the weekend papers… I’m delighted. For me personally, I’ve been filling in for a lot of presenters on shows at Communicorp, and particularly in the last few months at Newstalk. It’s a bit like getting to borrow someone’s really nice dress for an event. You’re absolutely delighted to get to borrow it, and you’ll mind it while you have it. But once that event is over you have to give it back. This gives me the chance to put my stamp on my own show.  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 6th 2019, 12:37 PM Clockwise from top left: Sinead Ryan, Susan Keogh, Gav Reilly, Vincent Wall Source: NewstalkNEWSTALK TODAY ANNOUNCED an overhaul of its weekend schedule, with new shows and new presenters set to feature when it takes effect from this Saturday.Its Monday-to-Friday morning show Newstalk Breakfast has been extended to seven days, with Susan Keogh taking the reins between 8am and 9am on Saturday and Sunday.Journalist and broadcaster Sinead Ryan will have a new Saturday slot called the Home Show, covering the property market and all things in the home between 9am and 10am.These new shows are coming into slots which previously featured highlights from the week’s Pat Kenny show. Taking Stock on Sunday mornings at 10am with Vincent Wall will take a look at the week’s big business stories and trends affecting the world economy.Virgin Media News’ Gavan Reilly, formerly of, meanwhile is the new host of On the Record on Sundays from 11am.Newstalk managing editor Patricia Monahan said the schedule changes were a move towards creating a fuller weekend package for listeners.She told today: “We’ve been working on it for months. It’s great we can finally tell everybody. Newstalk Breakfast goes seven days as new hosts unveiled for weekend shows New hosts Gav Reilly, Sinead Ryan, Susan Keogh and Vincent Wall will be on weekend shows. Share5 Tweet Email1 Wednesday 6 Mar 2019, 12:37 PM 56 Comments last_img read more

Two held for hacking bank

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Officers of the police’s electronic crimes unit have detained two Greek students, both aged 21, and are seeking a Briton of the same age in connection with the embezzlement of more than 300,000 euros from Citibank. The two Greeks, both trainee dentists, were arrested in Thessaloniki and released pending trial after testifying and posting 10,000 euros each in bail payments. The Briton implicated in the case has an international arrest warrant issued against him pending, police said. The suspects are alleged to have tampered with the online exchange rate systems to create artificial parity between euros and British pounds before making a series of conversions worth 1.65 million euros that netted them a total of 309,000 euros. They are alleged to have put some of the cash in their bank accounts and to have invested another portion of it in the New York Stock Exchange. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Clark County to rule on new retreat for veterans

first_imgLA CENTER — Clark County councilors could decide in October on a nonprofit group’s proposal to build a therapeutic retreat for military veterans east of Woodland, said Bill Bjerke, county parks manager.The Columbia River Veterans Organization is seeking to build Camp Eagles Rest on 30 acres of county-owned property at Bratton Canyon Park.As part of the process, Bjerke and representatives of the veterans organization held an open house Wednesday to gather public comment.Next steps will include compiling the comments. They will be shared with the councilors, along with a staff report and the draft of an agreement, Bjerke said.As far as a decision goes, that likely is about “five weeks out,” Bjerke said after the meeting at the La Center Community Center.If approved, the agreement would include a 10-year lease, at $1 a year, plus a pair of five-year renewals, Bjerke said.Bratton Canyon Park is an 80-acre property along the north side of Northwest 389th Street, west of Northwest Ninth Avenue. It was previously known as Woodland Campground; the Washington State Department of Natural Resources transferred the property to Clark County in 2011.Some of those attending the meeting wondered why that camp had to be built at that particular spot.Other public properties were investigated — Frenchman’s Bar Park on the Columbia River, Camp Currie in Camas and Camp Bonneville — Bjerke said, but they all had disqualifying factors.last_img read more

Henrikh Mkhitaryan a doubt for Arsenals Europa League trip

first_imgArsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains a doubt ahead of the club’s trip to Azerbaijan for Thursday’s Europa League game against QarabagThe Armenia international featured for Arsenal in their 4-2 win over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava in Group E nearly two weeks ago, but has struggled with an ankle problem since then.Now the Gunners are set to play at the Olympic Stadium in the capital city Baku for the second game of their Group E campaign.But ITV reports that Mkhitaryan will likely miss out due to “safety reasons” as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan continue.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.This ongoing feud, which has lasted for over two decades, caused Mkhitaryan to not travel to Azerbaijan in 2015 when Borussia Dortmund played Gabala.No word has arrived from Arsenal yet, but the London club did release a statement on August 31 after the Europa League draw.Arsenal said: “Safety and security of all our players and staff is always a top priority. We will be looking into this situation, talk to the player and make a decision after that.”Mkhitaryan made a brief cameo in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup last week.last_img read more

Met office says Hurricane Irma now a category 5 winds 186mph Antigua

first_img August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Recommended for you FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#AntiguaAndBarbuda, #HurricaneIrma, #HurricaneWatch, #LeewardIslands, #magneticmedianews, #PuertoRico Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBREAKING: Hurricane Irma is now being deemed the strongest hurricane on record in the Atlantic, outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. According to the National Hurricane Met office, with winds at 186mph, Hurricane Irma is only five away from being the most powerful hurricane in recorded history.So what does that mean for the Caribbean? Presently, Hurricane Irma is moving west at 14 miles per hour, and is just about 225miles from Antigua and Barbuda. As a result, the V.C Bird International Airport in Antigua will be officially closed at 4pm today. The islands are currently experiencing heavy rain and winds. Additionally British Airways have cancelled all flights to the Caribbean, though Irma has not hit as yet.Next in line to be affected is potentially Puerto Rico. As such, the locals there have been advised to prepare for blackouts when the storm hits. The Puerto Rican power compan revealed that Hurricane Irma could possibly leave some areas without electricity for about a week and others as far as four to six months.Both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are expected to experience 4 to 10 inches (10-25 centimeters) of rain and winds of 40-50 mph with gusts of up to 75 mph. According to Carlos Anselmi, a meteorologist in San Juan, “Puerto Rico has not seen a hurricane of this magnitude in almost 100 years.”Hurricane Irma continues to be an extremely dangerous hurricane and is moving closer to the Leeward Islands. Consequently, a hurricane warning remains in effect for other islands as well. These include, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and St. Barts. Florida has also declared a state of emergency.The National Weather Service (NWS) says Hurricane Irma is so powerful it is being picked up on scales used for measuring earthquakes.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcherlast_img read more

BTCL core cable cut off in Dhaka nationwide landline services disrupted

first_imgLandline services of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) have been disrupted across the country as its core cable was cut off in the citys Bangla Motor area on Thursday night.BTCL managing director Mahfujuddin Ahmed said the landline services will not be restored before 6:00pm on Friday and the government will lose revenue of Tk 5 crore for the disruption in the services.BTCL director Mir Mohammad Morshed said Dhaka City Corporation workers snapped the core cable of BTCL while constructing a drain in New Easkaton area last night.BTCL came to know the matter on Friday morning and immediately started the renovation work and hopefully the problem will be resolved with few hours, he said.Landlines across the country, including the emergency helpline numbers of Bangladesh Fire Service, went out of order following the accident, he said.BTCL sources said BTCL has over 800,000 landline service holders across the country.last_img read more

Vote For Your Favorite Episode in Doctor Who World Cup

first_img Tom Petty was right: The waiting is the hardest part.There is still no word on when the Thirteenth Doctor—last seen plunging through the cosmos—will make her official debut.But while viewers pine over the show’s rebirth (expected this autumn), The Gallifrey Times is keeping fans occupied with the 2018 Doctor Who World Cup.Like the quadrennial soccer tournament for which it is named, this Whovian competition pits more than 100 episodes against each other in a bid to determine the best Doctor Who installment of the modern series.Starting with 144 episodes (plus numerous specials) from 2005 to 2017, online readers are invited to vote in twice-weekly qualifying rounds, which whittle the list down to 36.The most popular chapters—as selected by you—are then sorted into nine groups of four (chosen at random); those episodes will battle it out in each round until the 2018 Doctor Who World Cup winner is crowned.“If all of that seems overly complicated, the gist is this,” Gallifrey Times explained: “Favorite episodes from each season are picked in qualifiers, and eventually sorted through into a head-to-head competition. Simple-ish.”The fan site previously whiled away the hours before Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s 2014 inauguration with a World Cup contest, which saw 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” trump indisputable fan-favorite “Blink.”More than four years later, can the star-studded commemorative affair hang onto its title? Will Steven Moffat’s famed Weeping Angels reclaim their No. 1 spot? Or will the Twelfth Doctor’s era tip the balance?(The answer, obviously, is “Human Nature”/”The Family of Blood.” But I’d accept “Midnight” or “The Girl in the Fireplace” as close seconds.)Visit The Gallifrey Times on Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 13-14) to kick off the qualifying rounds for series one and two. New polls will follow each weekend, until the winner is enthroned in April.And may the Oods odds be ever in your favor. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | November 06, 2012 Carestream Launches Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Module for its Vue Mammo Workstation FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Carestream announced the availability of its Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) Module that displays DBT exams from DICOM-compliant acquisition devices on its CARESTREAM Vue Mammo Workstation. The workstation also displays traditional mammograms, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and general radiology exams to help equip radiologists to work efficiently from a single desktop. The new module streamlines workflow by allowing healthcare providers to store, route, display and query/retrieve DBT exams from DICOM-compliant acquisition devices. Comparison tools enable radiologists to use personalized hanging protocols for DBT exams along with other procedures. Specialized tools can further enhance productive reading: automatic positioning of DBT and mammograms eliminates manual manipulations; automatic “same sizing” of DBT and mammograms aid in comparing changes in anatomy; and concurrent magnifying glasses provided close-up comparison of pathology across multiple views and procedures. DBT exams can be viewed in cine mode or by scrolling. The Vue Mammo Workstation is integrated with a broad range of breast imaging modalities, CAD systems, archives, PACS and information systems.For more information: Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 | 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 Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read morelast_img read more

Wildfire burns 575 hectares on Costa Ricas Central Pacific coast

first_imgNo related posts. A squad of 30 firefighters is battling a wildfire that is raging through a forested area in the central Pacific town of Esparza.Costa Rica’s Firefighters Corps reports that some 575 hectares have already been destroyed by a fire that started last week.The fire has two focal points that firefighters attack with two water pumps and three support vehicles. The area is mostly pasture, and strong winds from Costa Rica’s dry season are hampering firefighters’ efforts.Last weekend, firefighters prevented the blaze from destroying a poultry farm.Two firefighters were treated for fatigue on Sunday, and efforts were suspended at night because of dangerous wildlife in the area that could put firefighters’ safety at risk. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

JK government bans use of polythene at tourism hotspots

first_imgIn a move to conserve the nature and to promote green and sustainable tourism, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has declared tourist hotspots and resorts in Ladakh and Kashmir as no polythene zones. The government also banned the use of non-biodegradable plastic at the tourist hot-spots.Mehmood Shah, Director, Kashmir Tourism, said, “In order to make Kashmir division, including Leh and Kargil, polythene-free, it is hereby ordered that all tourist units are declared polythene-free zones. The tourist destinations or resorts are also brought under the ambit of no polythene zones.”Revealing further on this move, he stated the tourism department has installed a magnetic waste disintegrator and an auto-composer at the Gulmarg ski-resort, which will be capable of processing bio-degradable waste. He said, “The disintegrator shreds polythene and converts into ash. It has been helpful to process waste without causing any harm to the environment.”This move will likely motivate tourists to become more responsible and help the government achieve sustainable tourism.last_img read more