“Under the FIFA code of ethics, the investigatory chamber “Under the FIFA code of ethics, the investigatory chamber shall examine all circumstances of the cases equally,” THE statement said.”For reasons linked to privacy rights and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, the investigatory chamber will not publish further details at the present time.”Blatter, 80, who is fighting to overturn his ban from football, declined to make comment about the latest case against him.However, people close to the disgraced Blatter and Kattner say both men strongly deny the allegations.Blatter and Platini were the most prominent casualties during more than a year of unprecedented scandal that upended world football, but many others have fallen.Prosecutors in New York have indicted at least 40 football and sports marketing executives over allegedly receiving tens of millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which typically has the final word in major sport disputes, is expected to deliver a verdict in Blatters appeal within weeks.Blatter has said that he will respect the verdict.Separately, former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb has been banned from all football-related activities for life, FIFA said.Webb was found guilty of charges including conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption. He was also fined one million Swiss francs (USD 1.02 million).Webb, who had been close to Blatter, was among those arrested in a dawn raid at a Zurich luxury hotel in May last year by Swiss police acting on a US warrant. AFP SSC SSCadvertisement
Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza suffered a shock loss to Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova in the second round at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.Muchova, who came into the match against the 12th seed with a world ranking of 202, was understandably nervous from the outset but grew into the contest and eventually prevailed 3-6 6-4 6-4 in two hours and 27 minutes.Muguruza, a former world number one who has triumphed at Wimbledon and the French Open, showed plenty of her Grand Slam pedigree by racing into a 5-0 lead as she appeared on course for a routine victory.The Spaniard closed out the opener in 37 minutes and few of those watching the match unfold would have predicted what was to follow.A stunning upset in Louis Armstrong Stadium as qualifier Karolína Muchová defeats Muguruza 3-6, 6-4, 6-4!In just her 3rd tour level match, she will now face Ash Barty in R3…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/0dfiBCWlRbUS Open Tennis (@usopen) August 30, 2018Muchova, playing in the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time, quickly turned the tables at the start of the second set, evening up the contest after she opened a 3-0 lead on the back of some brave shot-making.”It’s the first match for me on such a big stadium so I was feeling nervous. Somehow I got used to it, I don’t know how,” the 22-year-old said in a courtside interview.”I don’t even know. I was surviving but I think the (fans) helped me a lot.”advertisementAfter she settled, Muchova displayed an adept ability to mix up her play, slogging it out from the baseline before picking the right moments to charge the net.READ – Serena outclasses Carina Witthoeft to set up 3rd round clash vs VenusMuguruza, a traditional baseliner, tried to change her tactics to regain the initiative but Muchova kept her at bay with a selection of passing shots and lobs every time the Spaniard ventured forward.Overall, Muchova hit eight aces and 41 winners as she rallied from a break down in the deciding set to seal victory and claim the biggest win of her career as the clock ticked past 1:00 a.m. at the Louis Armstrong Stadium.Next up for the Czech is a third-round meeting with Australian 18th seed Ashleigh Barty.(With inputs from Reuters)
World Cup Pickford can handle being England No.1 at World Cup – Kirkland Neil Jones Click here to see more stories from this author 17:00 6/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images World Cup England Sunderland Everton Preston North End Premier League Once a Three Lions netminder himself, the 37-year-old believes his former team-mate has a fearless self-belief that will see him succeed Jordan Pickford has been backed to handle the pressure of being England’s first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup by Chris Kirkland.Everton keeper Pickford has been allotted the No.1 shirt for the tournament in Russia and is expected to start the opening group game against Tunisia ahead of Jack Butland and Nick Pope.Former England international Kirkland, who worked with Pickford at Preston North End, believes the 24-year-old is a ‘special talent’ and can impress for Gareth Southgate’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I’m a big fan of Jordan, having played and trained with him at Preston,” Kirkland told Goal. “He’s probably the best I’ve ever worked with. I expect and hope that he starts in the World Cup.“He’s fearless, and he’s got that incredible self-belief which you need as a goalkeeper. I always say that I wish I had a bit more of it when I was playing.“He has the mentality to handle playing for England at a World Cup, for sure. It’s not easy to play at a major tournament, where everybody is on your back, but he’s the right kind of character.”Pickford enjoyed his breakout season during the 2015/16 campaign while on loan at Championship side Preston, making 27 appearances.Upon returning to Sunderland he ousted Vito Mannone to become first choice and ended that season as one of the only shining lights for the Black Cats as they were relegated from the Premier League.He subsequently earned a move to Everton and his performances have elevated him to England’s likely first choice, with Kirkland impressed by Pickford’s distribution.The 37-year-old added: ”Obviously, they want to build from the back and ideally dominate games, but Jordan gives them the option to launch quick attacks with long kicks up to the forwards or into space. He’s capable of those 60-70-yard passes which open the game up.”He has to start, and I think he will. I’ll be rooting for him in Russia and think he will really show the world what he’s capable of.”
TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 07: FA-18 fighter jets do a missing man fly-over to honor FSU graduate and U.S. Navy pilot Scott Speicher who was shot down in the first Gulf War during pre-game ceremonies as the Miami Hurricanes prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 7, 2009 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Florida State’s football program is set to wrap up its spring period this weekend, as the Seminoles’ spring game is set for Saturday.FSU is in need of a major bounce-back season in 2019, as the Seminoles had a very disappointing Year 1 under Willie Taggart.The excitement for the spring game might not be at the level the program is used to, though.Florida State has reportedly sold a little more than 11,000 tickets for Saturday’s game. A crowd of 30,000-plus is possible thanks to students getting in for free.fsu has currently sold 11,400 tickets for sat’s spring game. This takes into account the main bowl, CC and suites. (Fsu students admitted free). Fsu has sold just under 300 field passes for the postgame concert, MC Hammer. Thinking crowd could exceed 30k if weather holds.— Jim Henry (@JimHenryTALLY) April 4, 2019Florida State had a much bigger crowd a year ago, when 60,000-plus attended.60k+ at the game a year ago https://t.co/072jkyrZ54— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) April 4, 2019Florida State is coming off a 5-7 season, so it’s fair for the excitement around the program to be down this spring.The Seminoles’ spring game is set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T.
HALIFAX – Canada’s top general has condemned the actions of a group of Armed Forces members who disrupted a spiritual event on Canada Day marking the suffering of Indigenous Peoples at a statue of Halifax’s controversial founder, Edward Cornwallis.Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff, called the incident “deplorable” and said the men will be removed from training and duties while the incident is investigated.On Saturday, the group of men were clad in black polo shirts with yellow piping — one of them carrying a Red Ensign Flag — as they approached singing “God Save the Queen,” one Mi’kmaq organizer said. The Canadian Red Ensign, which bears the Union Jack in the corner, was the national flag until it was replaced by the Maple Leaf design in 1965.The men said they were members of the Proud Boys, a self-declared group of “Western Chauvinists.”Cornwallis, as governor of Nova Scotia, founded Halifax in 1749, and soon after issued a bounty on Mi’kmaq scalps in response to an attack on colonists. His legacy has become controversial, with debate recently over the use of his name on buildings, street signs and parks.In a statement Tuesday night, Vance was the latest official to offer an apology to the Indigenous community, adding that the actions of the men “certainly do not represent the broader group of proud women and men who serve our country.”“I detest any action by a Canadian Armed Forces member that is intended to show disrespect towards the very people and cultures we value in Canada,” Vance said. “We are the nation’s protectors, and any member of the Canadian Armed Forces who is not prepared to be the defender we need them to be will face severe consequences, including release from the Forces.”Earlier Tuesday, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said there will be consequences for military personnel who “express intolerance while in — or out — of uniform.”Sajjan also apologized to Halifax’s Mi’kmaq community and Chief Grizzly Mamma, who took part in the ceremony, “for the pain this incident has caused.”“I know my words cannot undo the disrespect that was shown to you and your community. I know our government has much more work to do with respect to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples,” he said in a statement.“But I want to give you my personal assurance that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated within the ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence.”The commander of Canada’s East Coast Navy confirmed that six members of the military, including members of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian army and a member of a cadet organization, were involved.“I told the young people they had crossed a line where their personal beliefs, their personal ideology — which they are allowed to have — got into the public domain,” Rear Admiral John Newton, commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic, told reporters at a news conference in Halifax.“Their personal beliefs, whether religious, political or white supremacy, whatever the Proud Boys represent, it’s not a shared value of the Canadian Armed Forces.”Newton said he received complaints from Aboriginal friends, and there was a “considerable outcry” from serving members of the Forces.“I apologize for the actions of my young sailors, and … I hope that those young people will find a moment to make their own apologies in due course.”A video of the incident at the Cornwallis statue shows five men interacting with spectators at the ceremony.“This is a British colony,” one of the men says in the video. “You’re recognizing the heritage and so are we.”In the video, one of the spectators appears to hold an upside-down Canadian flag, which someone implies has been marked with the word “decolonize.”Asked if the group is associated with an organization, one of the men in the video says, “The Proud Boys, Maritime chapter.”The Proud Boys Canadian Chapters Facebook page says they are “a fraternal organization of Western Chauvinists who will no longer apologize for creating the modern world” and do not discriminate on the basis of race or sexuality.A witness to the interaction says the men kept their voices down as the ceremony continued and left after about 10 minutes.A person close to one of the individuals involved in the incident, who agreed to speak to The Canadian Press on the condition that their identity not be revealed, said the men were on a pub crawl on Saturday.One was carrying the old Red Ensign to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary when they passed by the Cornwallis statue and noticed an upside-down Canadian flag with black markings, the person said.The men did not intend to provoke people at the gathering, the person said, but were trying to peacefully defend the flag they fight for.The person said the man they know doesn’t hold hateful views and is no longer associated with The Proud Boys. The man was acting out of character due to a combination of youth and intoxication, they said, and he deeply regrets the incident, but believes the army is taking appropriate action.Rebecca Moore, who participated in Saturday’s ceremony, said in an interview Monday that the military shouldn’t tolerate the men’s behaviour, adding that it was far from an isolated incident.“It’s military men coming and disturbing Indigenous women doing a ceremony,” said Moore. “That is like a story since the beginning of them landing here.“The military has to say, ‘They don’t represent us.’”— With files from Michael MacDonald
Rabat – On June 4, on the eve of Eid Al Fitr, King Mohammed VI pardoned 755 people, sentenced by courts of law across Morocco, and either currently incarcerated or serving their sentences outside prison.Of those pardoned, 60 are Rif Hirak activists who were sentenced following mass protests in 2016 and 2017 in the northern Rif province. Forty-seven are Jerada Hirak activists, who were sentenced following protests in Jerada in western Morocco in 2017.“In consideration of the family and human circumstances of the people condemned following the events in Al Hoceima and Jerada […], the King has pardoned a number of people who were sentences but did not commit crimes or grave acts during these events,” states an press release from the Ministry of Justice. The Hirak protests started in 2016, when a fishmonger from Al Hoceima was crushed to death by a rubbish lorry as he tried to protect his fish, which had been confiscated by police. His death led to a wave of anger, with thousands protesting and accusing authorities of “abuse of power and corruption.” Similarly in Jerada, two deaths in a mining accident catalyzed protests against the government, amidst accusations of neglecting the area.During the Hirak protests, hundreds were arrested, and many were sentenced to prison time for “conspiracy aiming to undermine state security,” and “participating in unauthorized protests.” In August 2018, for Eid Al Adha, the King pardoned 188 Rif Hirak activists. However he did not pardon the leaders of the protest, including Nasser Zafzafi, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail. Zefzafi appealed the sentence but his appeal was rejected in April this year, sparking protests across Morocco and overseas.It is unclear whether Zafzafi is among the Hirak activists pardoned by the King this year.For Eid Al Fitr, the King has also pardoned people convicted for terrorism and extremism, but who have since participated in a “Moussalaha (reconciliation) program”, and “officially announced their rejection of all forms of extremism and terrorism, as well as their attachment to the Nation and national institutions,” adds the press release.
Training at the academy in Frankfort lasts 25 weeks and includes more than 1,000 hours of classroom and field study. WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A teenager is accused of shooting a man and setting him on fire in Washington County.Kentucky State Police say troopers, along with deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, responded to a report of a body found in an abandoned building on Mount Zion Road.- Advertisement – Officials say in a statement that the open house will be held Thursday at the Kentucky State Police training academy in Frankfort for people interested in a law enforcement career. Police say there will be several hands-on experiences in areas including firearm training simulation, canine, aircraft, bomb tech and special response team demonstrations. Police are currently accepting applications for the agency’s next academy cadet class, which is set to begin May. Police say application materials must be submitted by Sept. 13. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – As Kentucky State Police look for new recruits, the agency is hosting an open house for interested parties to get a feel for different career opportunities. Investigators say the victim was shot three times then his body set on fire.The victim is identified as 18-year-old Joseph Davidson, of Upton. The suspect is being charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence, and abuse of a corpse, according to police.
Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and Ezekiel Ansah pursue Cincinnati Bengals’ Andy Dalton during a game at Ford Field Oct. 20. The Bengals won, 27-24. Credit: Courtesy of MCTIt all came together for the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday against the New York Jets.After two straight road wins, the Bengals (6-2) returned home and dominated the Jets, 49-9. Quarterback Andy Dalton threw five touchdown passes, four of which went to wide receiver Marvin Jones.It was the fourth straight win for the Bengals, and their 13th in their last 16 regular season games.As always, though, the Bengals’ success was largely because of their defense, which continued to harass opposing passers in Cincinnati. The Bengals returned two interceptions of quarterback Geno Smith for scores and recorded four sacks.Meanwhile, on offense, Dalton finally seems to have learned how to spread the ball around and the results have spoken for themselves. Sunday was the first time Jones appeared in the starting lineup all season and he made sure he stays there, as his four touchdowns were a franchise record for the most receiving touchdowns in a game.Of course, much of that success is due to the attention star receiver A.J. Green draws. But until now, Dalton had not been able to take advantage of favorable matchups for Jones. Now it seems the team has found a potent duo, as Green (three receptions, 115 yards) continues to make plays down the field while Jones has become a viable endzone target.Cincinnati, though, failed to find success running the football, gaining only 79 yards on 25 carries. After rushing for 327 yards in wins against the Patriots and Bills in weeks five and six, over their last two games the Bengals have totalled just 136 yards in wins over the Detroit Lions and the Jets. If offensive coordinator Jay Gruden cannot figure out how to get more from his running backs, it will not be long before Dalton and the offense find themselves struggling to score again.
A MAJOR 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Japan today, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.The quake hit at just after 3am GMT near the Russian-administered Kuril island chain, 1,490 kilometres (926 miles) north of Tokyo, the US Geological Survey said. It was located 122 km deep.The quake rocked towns in the northernmost Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido.“We have received no reports of damage so far,” a spokesman at the Hokkaido police said, adding there were no reports of injuries.The epicentre is close to the four Southern Kuril islands that were seized by Soviet troops in the closing days of World War II but are claimed by Japan.The area is prone to earthquakes.- © AFP 2013.
No Comments Share8 Tweet Email2 Image: Collins Courts 50,544 Views Short URL Jun 19th 2018, 12:18 PM Updated Jun 19th 2018, 5:32 PM A FATHER-OF-TWO has pleaded guilty to carrying out sex attacks on two women he met on Tinder.Patrick Nevin (36) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court this morning to rape of one woman at a location in Bettystown, Co Meath on 12 July 2014.Nevin, with former addresses at Meadowlands Court, Mounttown Road, Dun Laoghaire and Dundalk, Co Louth, also pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a second woman on 16 July 2014.Last November the UCD graduate was convicted by a jury at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of sexually assaulting a Brazilian woman on the college’s campus in south Dublin on 23 July 2014. He is due to be sentenced for that crime.He carried out the three attacks in an 11-day period and all attacks took place when Nevin had met up with the women after talking to them first online.In each case Nevin picked the women up in his car on a first date and attacked them after driving them to a secluded spot.Nevin was due to stand trial this week for the Bellewstown attack but after a legal ruling yesterday which allowed the prosecution to introduce evidence of the other allegations, he changed his plea to guilty.This morning he entered the plea to the rape offence and to the sexual assault offence, for which he was due to stand trial later this year. He will be sentenced on 26 July.EvidenceDuring legal argument last week Nevin’s lawyers asked the court to order media organisations to remove reports of previous trials and offending. Ms Justice Creedon ruled against the defence application, saying that the court was not satisfied there was a real risk of an unfair trial if the material was not taken down.As part of a second legal issue, prosecuting counsel submitted that the evidence of all three assaults was relevant to the case as there was a similar methodology used. Ms Justice Eileen Creedon said that the court had to strike a balance between the probative value of such evidence and its prejudicial effect.She said that because of the similarity in the modus operandi she would accede to the request to include the evidence.Evidence of the two offences which Nevin pleaded to today will be heard at the sentencing date next month.The evidence of the Brazilian woman, now aged 35, was heard during the trial last November. She had just arrived in Ireland and wanted to meet Irish people to practice her English.After some weeks of communicating with Nevin on the Tinder dating programme and on Whatsapp, she arranged to meet him. He told her he would take her to a place that had the “best coffee in Dublin” but Nevin later told gardaí that he saw the date as a “hook up” for sex.Nevin picked her up in his car, a blue BMW, and drove her to a secluded field on UCD campus. The woman said that his demeanour then “changed completely” and he became aggressive.She said he became like “a monster”. She said that he attacked her and she was in fear of her life and thought Nevin was going to rape her.After the jury in the November trial left the courtroom, Nevin told his lawyers, “I don’t accept that verdict.”In his closing speech Paul Burns SC, prosecuting, had told the jurors that they might feel the woman was naive, foolish and awfully stupid but that did not give anyone the right to attack her.He said that simply agreeing to meet someone does not make them fair game. He said the complainant was not looking for sex and at no stage did she show an interest in meeting the man for sex.“Everyone has the right to say no to sexual advances. No-one is entitled to force themselves on another,” he said.He said there was no reason for the woman to lie and it was highly unlikely that a woman would travel here, three years after the events in question, to mislead or make false allegations.He asked why someone would subject themselves to what she had undergone in the courtroom, unless she was telling the truth. Patrick Nevin. Image: Collins Courts Tuesday 19 Jun 2018, 5:32 PM http://jrnl.ie/4078923 By Declan Brennan Father-of-two pleads guilty to sex attacks on women he met on Tinder Patrick Nevin (36) pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court this morning. Patrick Nevin. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Stay on target Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Using a USB mouse and HDMI cable to plug the Vufine into the Pi Zero, Miller was able to put everything together, using the default Pi OS and pairing it to his Bluetooth keyboard. Using text editor Vim, he can write up what he wants with his new setup, a wearable word processor, essentially. But he’s still looking to find a lightweight version of Linux that’s a little snappier, and will eventually want to make it to where he can use his computer without looking at the screen and having his notes saved automatically via Wi-Fi.It’s a fascinating testament to exactly what the Raspberry Pi can do, somehow more cheaply and efficiently than what other wearable tech has been able to accomplish. Google Glass isn’t there just yet either, but I like the way Miller is thinking. His setup sounds lightweight, portable, and highly efficient. If you’re interested in experimenting with Raspberry Pi as well, it’s relatively inexpensive to pick up something and create your own projects as well. All you need is the drive and desire to put something together.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Wearable tech hasn’t exactly come a long way, at least not in the departments we’ve wanted it to. That’s why one author at The Verge took it upon himself to create something he thought was highly effective in terms of what a wearable computer should be like, how it should feel, and how useful it could be.Starting with a Vufine display, the Verge writer, Paul Miller, also purchased a Raspberry Pi Zero, USB hub, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi dongles, and additional parts to begin with. Then, he was able to pick up the new Raspberry Pi Zero W, which made the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi dongles unnecessary. He did, however, include a battery pack to power the Raspberry Pi and keep things charged up for an entire day.
Now Playing Up Next WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta Roman Reigns is in Remission Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Courtesy of WWE.com:Meet Dasha Fuentes, NXT’s newest broadcasterThe team that broadcasts WWE NXT around the world on WWE Network every Wednesday has a new face. Dasha Fuentes is the latest member of the team, getting backstage interviews with your favorite NXT Superstars and Divas.An Orlando native and graduate of the University of Central Florida — where she studied microbiology and molecular biology — Fuentes also competed in the Miss America organization, winning a number of titles, including Miss UCF and Miss Volusia County.“I was actually en route to getting my doctorate in physical therapy when I was gifted a great opportunity [to join WWE],” she told WWE.com.Fuentes arrived at the WWE Performance Center in May of 2014 to train to become a WWE Diva. Her athletic background as a swimmer, diver and gymnast helped her learn the ropes until a knee injury sidelined her in the summer of 2014.“That’s where the true colors of WWE showed,” she explained. “Everything from therapy to rehab, everything to get me back into the ring was phenomenal.”After returning from the injury, she was presented with the opportunity to join NXT’s broadcast team, which meant leaving the ring behind.“With my pageant background, it just felt right,” she said. “I felt very comfortable and confident doing that.”In addition to conducting interviews on NXT television, she’s also serving as a host at NXT Live Events, one of her favorite parts of the job.“I love the live hosting aspect and getting to know our fans,” she said. “I get to be the bridge between the Superstars and the [NXT] fans. It’s the best of both worlds.”While she’s focused on helping to relay all the latest news and insights from the NXT locker room every week, Fuentes is excited for what the future holds.“WWE is such a large and amazing company,” she said. “I’m looking forward to the endless amount of possibilities it presents.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 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 Google+ Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Cody reveals his opponent for AEW TNT debut, Notable Interviewer joins AEW Twitter
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Oct 2015 – Having passport photos of the incorrect size will cost delays in getting your Turks and Caicos passport back promptly from the UK; the warning from TCIG. Guidelines were today issued by the Passport Office to ensure those applying, are indeed following the set standards. Among the no-no’s: funky backgrounds for your picture are out; it must be plain coloured and on plain white photographic paper. The photo has to be recent, no older than one month. Must be clear and in focus, so double check your prints from the photo shop and there cannot be any tears or creases and the size has to be 35mm by 45mm; not cut down from a larger photo. There should be no marks unless your photograph is countersigned for a specified reason and there can be no airbrushing or any other computer software alterations. The officials want to clearly see your full head and shoulders with no one else in the picture and your hair should be pulled away from your face. No shades, no glasses blocking your eyes, no head gear unless it is for medical or religious reasons…and no diva poses or puckers; a neutral expression is required. Many of the strict standards are in place now as the world moves toward e-passports. The international deadline for having biometric or e-passports, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization is November 24, 2015. To see the other specifications, check out the report at MagneticMediaTV.com TCI Residents not affected by US ESTA Notice Recommended for you Related Items:guidelines, international civil aviation organization, passport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Pica To Introduce Facial Recognition In Production Of Passports Passport photo requirements
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt met last week to bury the hatchet — but signs say there may still be some of the blade sticking up.The pair met Thursday in Vancouver for a one-on-one talk, Leavitt said.“I felt it was time and it was appropriate to sit down face to face with our congresswoman and discuss details of the Columbia River Crossing, look for common ground and work to bury the hatchet on previous public interactions and correspondence,” Leavitt, 41, said. Leavitt and Herrera Beutler, 33, have sparred publicly over the CRC, exchanging letters calling each other’s motivations into question. Herrera Beutler has called for an immediate vote in the entire service district on a C-Tran sales tax increase for light rail and bus rapid transit. Leavitt has urged the board to take its time to ensure members have all the information they need before going to voters.Leavitt also had sharp words about the freshman Republican’s first term as he pondered a run at her seat — after just two years into his first term. Herrera Beutler responded in a story about his potential run that “zero percent of her time is spent thinking about potential political opponents.”Leavitt has since decided not to run against Herrera Beutler.While the mayor declined to say specifically what they talked about, he said he and the congresswoman exchanged phone numbers so they could more easily reach one another and that he appreciated her making time in her busy schedule.
Wikipedia/Daderot Supreme Court building, Washington, DC, USA. Front facade.The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute involving deaf people in Texas who say driver instruction schools in the state won’t let them take classes needed to get a driver’s license.The justices said Tuesday they will consider whether a Texas state agency that outsources driver instruction to private contractors can be sued for refusing to make sure the schools accommodate people with disabilities.A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 that the state agency could not be sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act because it merely licensed the driver education schools and did not itself provide driving instruction.The court will hear the case, Ivy v. Morath, 15-486, when the new term begins in the fall. Share
News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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 | 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 more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more 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 Feature | April 30, 2012 Hologic to Acquire Gen-Probe Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content 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 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 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 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 April 30, 2012 — Hologic Inc. and Gen-Probe Inc. today announced their boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Hologic will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Gen-Probe for $82.75 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $3.7 billion. The all-cash transaction is expected to be funded through available cash and additional financing of term loans and high-yield securities. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of calendar 2012.The transaction delivers a strong growth profile with attractive economics and is expected to be $0.20 accretive to Hologic’s adjusted earnings per share in the first fiscal year after close and significantly more accretive thereafter. Hologic also expects the transaction to accelerate top- and bottom-line growth rates. The combined company expects to realize approximately $75 million in cost synergies within three years following the close of the transaction. In addition, the combined company expects to have strong free cashflows, which will be used primarily to reduce debt with the expectation to return to pre-transaction leverage levels within three years.Gen-Probe is a leader in molecular diagnostics products and services, making it a complementary addition to Hologic’s growing diagnostics portfolio. The combined company will have pro forma LTM revenues of approximately $2.4 billion, adjusted EBITDA of $822 million (excluding synergies) and offer a wide spectrum of health products globally. The transaction allows Hologic to combine Gen-Probe’s automation platforms of Tigris and Panther and extensive menu of sexually transmitted disease (STD) tests, with its strong global market presence and distribution – all targeting women’s health. In addition, Gen-Probe’s Procleix line of HIV, HCV, HBV and West Nile Virus (WNV) blood screening products and strong partnership with Novartis provide an attractive market, with a global reach and significant growth opportunities for the combined company. The combined company expects to create additional value through significant cross-selling opportunities, utilizing the combined global sales force and complementary research and development (R&D) and operational capabilities.The transaction is expected to close in the second half of calendar 2012 and is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including approval of Gen-Probe’s shareholders and expiration of the applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and necessary foreign clearances.For more information: www.hologic.com or www.gen-probe.com. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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
No related posts. MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The emotional response and quick defeat of fighter Ricardo Mayorga after a much-anticipated mixed martial arts match with visiting MMA fighter René Martínez last Saturday has created a stir among sports fans in Nicaragua.Following a match that lasted just 1:40 in round one after Mayorga was choked in a guillotine position, the former national boxing champion burst into tears and shouted, “I have the balls, but not the experience!”A sobbing Mayorga – who is known as “El Matador” (“the killer”) – apologized “to all of Nicaragua for failing.”Mayorga then asked Martínez – known as “Level” – if he could train with him for eight months in Miami, where the Cuban-American resides, and then hold a rematch.Mayorga added, “I cry because I am a man,” a phrase that set local news and social media abuzz.Expectations for the match were high, as Nicaraguans crowded around television sets and filled Managua’s national stadium, where 6,000 tickets were sold for the event. Rappers took the stage, other flashy musicians performed, and Mayorga sported a trademark Sandinista logo in support of President Daniel Ortega’s ruling party.But fans left disappointed in their hero, who had become a Sandinista symbol of national pride.“All the hype, for what?” one spectator remarked after the short battle. “I spent $45 on my ticket to see a few rappers and a short match that was hardly a fight.”Boxing, ultimate fighting and martial arts are wildly popular in the Central American country of nearly 6 million people, the poorest country in the region.Other fans took to Twitter and Facebook to complain.“Mayorga should retire and look for other work so he can survive,” one fan posted on Facebook.Mayorga is a former two-division boxing champion and thought to be one of Nicaragua’s best boxers in a country where the sport is second in popularity only to baseball. But as his ranking dropped, Mayorga turned to mixed martial arts competition to reinvent himself.In its first year of competition in Nicaragua, MMA is a mix of boxing, karate, tae kwan do and judo. The country’s first MMA match, in which Mayorga also competed, ended in a no-contest after Matador launched an illegal knee into his opponent’s back, landing the champ a three-month suspension and nullifying the match. Facebook Comments
Imagine feeling relaxed and enjoying rejuvenated skin after soaking in thermal waters while on a Mediterranean cruise. Add an ancient setting with legendary history and your clients have arrived at Thermal Baths of the Popes tour in Rome, Italy, the site of one of Oceania Cruises’ new Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch.In the ancient city of Viterbo, thermal springs have been celebrated for their healing properties since the time of the Etruscans and Romans. Named after those that first discovered the springs, they were designated the “Terme Etrusche,” or the Etruscan Thermal Baths, until the end of the Roman Empire.However, later in the 15th century, Terme dei Papi, or the “Thermal Baths of the Popes,” was built. It received its current name when Pope Nicholas V, being so impressed by the curative effects of the waters, had a grand palace developed on the site so he could stay there whenever he needed treatment.The baths, fed by the Bullicame spring – one of the most highly treasured in Hydrological Medicine for its many therapeutic claims – have inspired artists and poets for centuries. Dante references the spring in The Divine Comedy, and Michelangelo sketched two drawings in pen of the beautiful landscape, housed today in the Vicar de Lille Museum in France.The mineral-rich waters are forced through a miles-long fracture in the earth’s crust by the pressure of carbonic gases. The spring contains sulfate-sulfur alkali-iron fluoride waters and has a temperature of 58°C, which has been highly appreciated for its therapeutic properties, including the treatment of respiratory ailments, bone and joint pain, and skin conditions.On the estate of Terme dei Papi, the outdoor pool stretches over 20,000 square feet. Here, the warm waters and soothing vapours provide the ultimate relaxation, relieving muscle tension, easing stress and nourishing the skin. The natural cave, heated by falls of spring water, saturate the space with healthy vapours.Experience Oceania’s new wellness tour in Rome on these remarkable voyages:Mediterranean Havens – Athens to Barcelona – 1 September 2017 RivieraCosmopolitan Collage – Monte Carlo to Barcelona – 17 October 2017 RivieraBridges to Basilicas – Barcelona to Venice – 25 October 2017 Riviera
March 23, 2011Arcosanti was just one stop during a month long study trip across America. The group started in Chicago and is driving towards Los Angeles on Route 66 in 31 RV’s.The first year students and their teachers are from AARHUS School of Architecture in Aarhus, Danemark.The main purpose of the trip is to study and experience ‘what is between the cities’ – the American landscape – minor urban rural settlements and structures along Route 66, relation to climate, and culture, mobile and local.During preliminaries for the visit, there was some discussion about the students architectural project here at Arcosanti.One of the suggested themes was creating a light structure[s] of sticks and cloth, integrated as continuity of landscape.The group completely fill the ‘Red Room’, a meeting room in the S.O.D. Soleri Office Complex. The individual teams presented their ideas with digital slideshows.Presentations continued in the Colly Soleri Amphitheater.More about this visit and photos of the completed project will be posted on 3/25/2011.