Australia’s Glenn Maxwell suffers heatstroke ahead of first Test against Bangladesh

first_imgAustralia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell suffered heatstroke during the team’s training in Dhaka ahead of the first Test against Bangladesh.The Aussies are in Bangladesh for a two-Test series with the first match starting from August 26. The heat got to Maxwell on the first day of training.”I copped a bit of heatstroke on the first day, which wasn’t a good start,” Maxwell said on Wednesday. “I think just doing some running outside, then I had to go inside to do some fitness testing, and going back outside probably didn’t help too much.”Basically, my body shut down a little bit, but I was fine after a bit of an ice bath and plenty of fluids.”Cooling off from the Dhaka heat… #ShotOfTheDay pic.twitter.com/yURi8967wo- ICC (@ICC) August 22, 2017Bangladesh is in the middle of its monsoon season with hot and humid conditions. It won’t be easy for the Australians, who do not enjoy a great record in Asia. (Bangladesh unbeatable at home, says Shakib Al-Hasan ahead of Australia series)Australia have not won a series in the subcontinent since 2011 and were clean-swept in two of the three Test series’ since then. In the last series against India, the Steve Smith-led side had to face a 1-2 defeat in the four-Test series.Australia have won all four Tests they have played against Bangladesh, but the teams haven’t met in the longest format of the game since 2006.But Bangladesh are a transformed side now. They defeated England at home and fought valiantly in the one-off Test against India. Maxwell could be crucial to Australia’s chances on the turning pitches Bangladesh are certain to roll out.advertisementKnown as the ‘Big Show’, Maxwell gave a good account of himself in his Test comeback in India earlier this year.(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more

Russians cite threats for Olympic Games boycott – archive, 1984

first_img From the archive, 30 July 1984: Russia boycotts Los Angeles Olympics 50 stunning Olympic moments No30: Zola Budd’s rise and fall in 1984 Share on Messenger Click image to read article. Read more Cold war President Reagan last night reacted by summoning international and US Olympic officials to the White House. A spokesman for the State Department, Mr John Hughes, commented: “We can understand how the Soviets, as they run their own society, may have a little difficulty in understanding our society. This is a free country and there are many people in this country who happen to find many things about the Soviet Union abhorrent, and they express themselves.”He rejected Moscow’s claim that the United States did not intend to ensure the security of athletes. “I think we would have done that very effectively in accordance with the laws of our country and the Soviets need not have had concern for their security. As to whether people would defect, whether people would voice criticism of the Soviet Union when the Soviets were here – that’s democracy.”The US Administration said that the Russians had given Washington no advance warning of the decision. The Soviet withdrawal is expected to be followed by other Communist-bloc countries, except Romania. There are strong rumours that the Russians are planning an alternative Olympiad in Bulgaria.The decision comes three weeks before the closing date for entries for the games and coincides with the departure yesterday of the Olympic flame from New York, by runner, to Los Angeles. Many Olympic officials remain hopeful however that there is still time for some compromise which will persuade the Soviets to change their minds.The Russian decision is expected to lead to a further deterioration in US-Soviet relations. The statement from the Soviet National Olympic Committee attacks the US in extreme terms, accusing it of “gross flouting of the ideals and traditions of the Olympic Movement.”The statement says there is “direct Administration connivance” in the preparation of “political demonstrations hostile to the Soviet Union.” It adds that “undisguised threats were being made against the Soviet National Olympics Committee, against Soviet athletes and officials” and argues that the administration, far from discouraging the activities of “extremist organisations,” says it has no power to stop these “anti-Soviet, anti-socialist organisations.“From the very first days of preparations for the present Olympics, the American Administration has set course at using the games for its political aims,” the committee said. “In these conditions the National Olympic Committee of the USSR is compelled to declare that participation of Soviet sportsmen in the games is impossible.” Support The Guardian The USSR is pulling out of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the official Soviet news agency, Tass, announced yesterday.A statement from the National Olympic Committee of the USSR claimed that the decision had been taken because of unwarranted political interference by the US government in preparations for the games and because of threats to the security of Soviet athletes and officials. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content US sports Share on Pinterest From the Guardian archive Share on Twitter Russia Topics Share on Facebook Share via Email Read more Olympic Games The US boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow as a protest against the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan. But Soviet officials insist that their withdrawal from Los Angeles is “non-participation” – as opposed to a boycott– and is different from the American action in that it is in protest against violations of the Olympic charter and has no political motivation.This is an edited extract. 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Ramos tackle like wrestling – Klopp

first_imgJürgen Klopp It was like wrestling – Klopp unhappy with Ramos challenge on Salah Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 12:20 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Jürgen Klopp Mohamed Salah Sergio Ramos Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool UEFA Champions League Videos African All Stars The Real Madrid defender’s challenge that injured Mohamed Salah was similar to wrestling, according to the Liverpool manager Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp compared Sergio Ramos’ challenge on Mohamed Salah that injured the star attacker in the Champions League final to wrestling.Salah came off in tears half an hour into Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday after hurting his shoulder under a challenge from Ramos, who later wished the Egypt international a speedy recovery.Klopp was unhappy with the tangle, which the Egyptian Football Association said had left Salah with ligament damage in his shoulder. 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 “Congratulations to Real Madrid, [it’s] not to forget they won the Champions League. Of course it was a big moment in the game,” the German told a news conference.”I know if you say something like that after a game you lost, it sounds like you are a little bit a bad loser but it was, for me, kind of a harsh challenge.”It’s like wrestling a little bit and it’s unlucky then that Mo fell on his shoulder.”Liverpool had made a bright start to the encounter, but Madrid took over after Salah came off, with Gareth Bale’s brace – after Sadio Mane had cancelled out Karim Benzema’s opener – the difference.Klopp acknowledged the Egypt international’s injury had allowed Madrid to take control, while he lamented the way his team conceded as goalkeeper Loris Karius endured a nightmare outing.”The shock of the boys was obvious, we dropped a little bit deep and Real tried to use that for positive momentum, until we settled a little bit,” he said.”It was quite difficult but 0-0 at half-time, we could adjust a few things – defending half-spaces, which we did before that really well, and then playing more football.”And then the other decisive moments were the goals; they were quite strange, that’s how it is.”We all know the result is 3-1 Real Madrid and that’s why we are not in the best mood obviously.”last_img read more

Workers’ Monument to be Upgraded

first_imgStory Highlights The Workers’ Monument located at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Pechon Street in downtown Kingston will be upgraded with an image that fittingly honours those persons who fought during the labour movement 80 years ago. The announcement was made by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, during her address at the annual Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony at the monument on Tuesday (May 15). center_img The Workers’ Monument located at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Pechon Street in downtown Kingston will be upgraded with an image that fittingly honours those persons who fought during the labour movement 80 years ago.The announcement was made by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Hon. Olivia Grange, during her address at the annual Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony at the monument on Tuesday (May 15).“We will be establishing a committee, with representation from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) and my Ministry, to determine the way forward in terms of completing this monument,” she informed.She noted that the memorial was restored during Labour Day 2017 and the committee will make a final determination “on what the image will be that will be placed at the top of this monument”.The Workers’ Monument, erected during Labour Day observances in 1977, symbolises the power of unity and the way forward to build a better Jamaica.It serves as a reminder of the struggle of the Jamaican workers in the 1930s for better wages and more rights. The fight of the workers served as a catalyst for the movement towards Independence, which Jamaica was granted in 1962.Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, in her address, said the Ministry is pleased with its relationship with employers and trade unions, for the objective of preserving the legacy created by those who fought for Jamaican workers to have better wages and more rights.“As Minister with responsibility for labour and on behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica, I extend my heartfelt thanks to the tripartite partners and wish to use this opportunity to reaffirm my commitment and that of the Government in ensuring that the established social dialogue platform, from which we proudly work together as one, will be preserved and used to the benefit of all Jamaicans,” she said.The Commemoration and Remembrance Ceremony included a floral tribute and a minute of silence in honour of those who fought during the workers’ protests 80 years ago.It forms part of Workers’ Week, being observed from May 14 to 23 under the theme ‘Preserving our Legacy: Unfolding Progress’.Workers’ Week will culminate on Labour Day, Wednesday, May 23, under the theme ‘Ramp It Up… Fix It Up’.Activities will focus on constructing ramps in schools to enable physically challenged persons to access these buildings, and upgrading health centres to enhance the environment for medical staff and clients.The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is spearheading Labour Day activities through partnerships with the Ministries of Education, Youth and Information; Health; Local Government and Community Development; and Labour and Social Security as well as Municipal Corporations islandwide.last_img read more

BC Supreme Court shuts down first unlicensed pot shop in Victoria

first_imgVICTORIA – A British Columbia court has granted Victoria an injunction to shut down a marijuana dispensary, marking the first court-ordered closure of a pot shop in the city.Victoria was the second city in Canada to regulate cannabis stores in 2016, requiring shops to obtain business licences and follow strict location rules after Vancouver introduced regulations the previous year.Both cities have struggled with stores that refused to close down after they were denied a business licence.Victoria says in a news release that last week’s decision by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Christopher Hinkson was the first of its kind in the city.Hinkson ruled in favour of Victoria’s decision to decline a rezoning application for the Green Dragon Medicinal Society and approved the city’s request for an injunction, meaning the dispensary is required to shut its doors.The city denied Green Dragon the rezoning because it was within 200 metres of a school, which is a violation of the municipal regulations.A post on the dispensary’s Facebook page on Saturday said it was “closed for good.”Vancouver has filed for injunctions against 53 unlicensed marijuana dispensaries, but a test case will not be heard until September, more than two years since some of the court documents were filed.last_img read more

Canadian housing starts relatively stable in July CMHC reports

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says total housing starts continued to be relatively stable in July.The federal agency estimates there were 17,993 actual starts in July which, extrapolated over 12 months, gives a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 192,853 starts.That was slightly down from June’s adjusted annual rate of 193,797 starts.The agency says the annual rate of urban starts decreased by 2.1% in July to 173,042 units, as both single and multiple urban starts declined.Single urban starts decreased by 5.5% to 58,731 units on an annual basis in July while the multiple urban starts segment essentially held steady at 114,311 units.July’s seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts rose in British Columbia and decreased in all other regions, including Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec and the Prairies.Canadian Press read more

UN envoy to Sudan says Darfur peace deal needs fresh discussions to

Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, told the Security Council that while the DPA – which was signed in early May – is a good agreement in theory, it lacks the support of several key rebel groups who have since been marginalized from the peace process.“The Darfur Peace Agreement is only four months old, but it is nearly dead. It is in a coma. It ought to be under intensive care, but it isn’t.”Mr. Pronk called for new consultations on the DPA to include those groups that did not sign the deal, although he warned against this being labelled as the “reopening of the peace negotiations.” The envoy also recommended the striking of a truce to end the continuing clashes in the region, as well as an enhanced and improved ceasefire commission to deal with the numerous violations of the DPA.“Since its signing, the DPA has been violated day after day, week after week,” Mr. Pronk said, adding that “the use of rape as a tool of terror is frequent and again on the rise.”Mr. Pronk, who was briefing the Council on the Secretary-General’s latest report on Sudan, voiced concern about what might happen at the end of this month, when African Union (AU) troops stationed in Darfur are slated to leave.“The AU is less effective than it was a year ago, but its presence is essential. Departure of the AU leaves the people in the camps [for internally displaced persons] unprotected and vulnerable to anyone who would wish to harm them and resume the cleansing of 2003 and 2004.”The Security Council voted last month to deploy more than 17,000 UN peacekeepers in Darfur, but Khartoum has remained adamant that it is opposed to such a force.“The UN does not deserve the insinuations from Sudanese political leadership in power. We do not intend to recolonize, nor are we laying a carpet for others to do so,” Mr. Pronk said.The envoy cited the work of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) in the south of the vast country, where it is implementing a December 2004 peace deal that end two decades of civil war, as an example of how the world body has demonstrated it can be “a fair and effective peacekeeper.”Referring to UNMIS’ activities in southern Sudan, Mr. Pronk said the implementation of the comprehensive peace agreement there “remains on course,” although he said the region urgently needs reconstruction and developmental assistance.Mr. Pronk’s briefing comes as UN officials led by Secretary-General Kofi Annan have warned of an impending man-made catastrophe in Darfur if the AU forces are allowed to leave and the UN is not able to replace them.In a statement released today, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that as many as 350,000 people could be displaced and lose their access to such necessities as clean water and health care if there are no peacekeepers of any kind in place next month.Meanwhile in Geneva, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, today decried the deteriorating situation in Darfur. “Combatants routinely make a mockery of the principles of international humanitarian law: not only are armed groups failing to discriminate between civilians and combatants, they specifically target civilians who are from tribes and groups perceived as hostile,” she told the Human Rights Council. “Despite repeated assurances by the Government of Sudan, the level of sexual violence in Darfur continues to rise.”Already about 1.9 million have been displaced across Darfur, and scores of thousands killed, since fighting broke out between Government forces, allied militias and rebel groups in 2003. read more

The 200th Joy 4LS shearer caps 20 years of longwalling

first_imgThere were longwall shearers before it and more sophisticated, more powerful machines after it, but no longwall shearer has had the popularity, sustainability and longevity of the Joy 4LS shearer, Joy Mining Machinery reports.Celebrating its 20th anniversary of mining coal around the world, Joy Mining Machinery has rejuvenated the 4LS shearer with the model 4LS20, a machine specifically redesigned for the Russian and Polish coal industries where demand is for reliability, capability and economy.Since first introduced in July 1986 at American Electric Power’s Martinka Mine, the 4LS shearer has mined literally billions of tonnes of coal in seams ranging from 1,320 mm to more than 4 m thick in virtually every country in the world employing longwall mining: the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Poland, South Africa, Mexico, Japan, Norway, China, Russia and Slovenia.Joy Mining continually improved on its pioneering shearer designs, building ever more advanced, more productive machines since the introduction of the first model 1LS shearer in 1975; that machine evolving into the 2LS, 3LS, 4LS, 6LS and, now, the 7LS series of shearers, including the 7LS7, capable of single-pass mining the thickest extraction in the world today.While continuing in their efforts to design the most sophisticated, technologically improved shearers in the industry, Joy engineers also have recognized that the needs and demands of the Eastern European and Asian longwall mining industries were not the same as those in the ‘West’, where the emphasis has long been on larger, more powerful machines capable of producing ever-higher tonnages.In Russia and Poland, a machine was needed with a proven performance record that offered technology specific to their requirements of increased productivity and lower operating costs within existing mine infrastructures. And Joy engineers knew no machine had proven itself in more places, under more varied conditions and over a longer period of time than had the 4LS shearer.Joy already had established a significant market presence in Poland with the 4LS shearer. The advent of Joy’s 1,000 V AC variable frequency drive—OPTIDRIVE—allowed Joy engineers to design into the 4LS shearer a more powerful haulage unit with JNA controls; thus creating the model 4LS20, a competitively priced machine that featured Joy’s high quality-leading expertise but at a slightly lower power than the state-of-the-art JOY 7LS shearers; a machine designed to accommodate the continually developing longwall mining industries of Eastern Europe and potentially China.Joy’s OPTIDRIVE integrates the AC variable frequency drive’s electrical and mechanical systems and its software. Where the motors and drive in the OPTIDRIVE system are designed for each other, Joy controls the technology to ensure a compatible system that maximizes utilization of both components, as opposed to using industrial off-the-shelf components modified for underground mining.The major advantages of AC drives over the traditional DC drives are that more power can be provided to drive the machine in the same space previously occupied by the DC motors. In addition, the brush-less AC motors eliminates the time-consuming and expensive maintenance associated with DC motors and the possibility of contaminants entering the motor when brushes were changed, as was the case with DC motors.A significant bonus to incorporating OPTIDRIVE into the 4LS20 is that those opting for the new design have the benefit of an AC variable frequency drive that is interchangeable with all other Joy underground mining machines: shuttle cars, continuous miners, longwall shearers and flexible conveyor trains, the exception being the software brains of the system that bring unique attributes and advantages to each piece of equipment.As a result of replacing what had been the standard DC haulage on the 4LS shearer with the AC OPTIDRIVE on the 4LS20, Joy allows the use of a mine’s existing 950 or 1,100 V primary voltage source, thus saving the mine operator the additional expenditure of changing the incoming voltage source to 3,300 V. Additionally, the 4LS20 has an increase in total horsepower from 425 to 698 kW, haulage pull from 44,452 to 61,235 kg and total weight from 30,844 to 40,370 kg. At the same time, increasing the shearer ranging arm length from 1,930 mm to 2,362 mm increases the cutting range from up to 2.8 m to 4.3 m.Over the years, Joy incrementally increased the power output from the 4LS shearers. The original model 4LS1 shearer used 26 kW haulage motors, later increased to 37 kW. With the advent of Joy’s AC OPTIDRIVE, the haulage ratings further were increased to 60 kW. Over the same period of time, the cutter motor output on the 4LS series shearers had been increased significantly, from 179 kW to 421 kW today. Eastern European and Asian longwalls often use a 283 kW cutter motor in order to operate comfortably on 1,000 and 1,100 V.Integrating and controlling the improved electronic, electrical and mechanical features of the new 4LS20 is the JNA. JNA incorporates the latest technology of today with the ability to integrate the breakthroughs of tomorrow while creating an evolutionary path for ease of system upgrades to complement the rising sophistication inEastern European and Asian longwalls, including diagnostics, face equipment integration, underground data logging and surface data communication linkage.Combined, these latest advances in the 4LS series of shearers offer the immediate benefits of increased production, improved productivity, and lower operating and maintenance costs with only minimal retraining of personnel to familiarize them with the improved, yet simpler, haulage system and controls while at the same time providing the platform to incorporate tomorrow’s technology. The JOY 4LS20, a unique machine designed to meet the needs of a unique market.Joy 4LS20 shearer delivered to the Raspadskaya mine in Russia.last_img read more

Ore sorting for Taronga tin project

first_imgAus Tin Mining Ltd advises that test results for preliminary ore‐sorting test work for the Taronga tin project have been received from TOMRA Sorting Solutions, the results indicating that ore sorting is effective for Taronga ore.TOMRA undertook a suite of standard static tests on a 60 kg parcel of Taronga ore using X‐Ray Transmission (XRT) ore sorting technology. The XRT tests proved the Taronga ore could viably separate the high density tin mineral cassiterite, from the low density waste material. Analytical results for the standard static test indicate an overall 54% increase in head grade (0.56%Sn to 0.86%Sn) whilst achieving 96% tin recovery. The company will accelerate the next stage of test work with a 2 t bulk sample through TOMRA’s pilot facility in Sydney, the results from bulk test work generally providing sufficient information for scale‐up to a full‐scale production plant.Of significance were the results for the +8mm to ‐25mm size fraction where the head grade was increased 240% whilst achieving tin recovery of 93%, and 66% of the mass being rejected as waste.The 2014 PFS for Taronga assumed pre‐concentration of the ore would be undertaken by Heavy Medium Separation technology, with tin recovery of 85% and a mass rejection of 60%.Based on the results for the +8mm to ‐25mm size fraction, ore‐sorting at Taronga could provide for increased mass rejection (lower CAPEX) and higher tin recovery (increased revenues).Ore‐sorting is not practical for minus 8mm material, and in operations a screened undersize would be directed to the processing plant. In conjunction with the next program of bulk test work, the company will evaluate the optimal process to upgrade the ‐8mm material. This work will likely incorporate gravity separation.Ore‐sorting is becoming increasingly widespread in minerals processing for the upgrading of tin ores. Minsur installed TOMRA XRT ore sorters at its San Rafael mine (third largest mine globally1) in 2016 enabling it to treat previously sub‐economic material and increase tin production. It is reported the capital cost of the ore sorter was repaid within four months. Metals X Ltd is installing TOMRA ore sorters at its their Renison mine (sixth largest mine globally1) and has forecast tin production to increase by 15 to 20%.The company has received from TOMRA an agreement to lease/purchase a XRT ore sorting facility. Subject to the outcome of the program of bulk test work the company may consider progressing an agreement for the Taronga Stage 1 project. The company has previously reported on the amenability of ore‐sorting for the high cobalt grade mineralisation at Mt Cobalt and if the Company purchased an ore sorter, consideration could be given to the potential employment of the ore sorter at Mt Cobalt once Taronga Stage 1 is completed. The company will also evaluate the potential application of ore sorting at the historic sub‐economic mine dumps at the Granville East mine.The diagram shows an overview of the life of mine pit shells for Taronga and associated infrastructure.The Taronga project lies some 7 km northwest of Emmaville (northern New South Wales) within the company’s wholly owned exploration license EL8407. Emmaville is a historic tin field with over 88,000 t of contained tin having been produced since the 1870s. Previous owners BHP and Newmont undertook extensive exploration at the project during the 1930-50s and 1970-80s respectively.last_img read more

Pavel Atman signs for HC Metalurg Skopje

Pavel Atman (26) is the first reinforcement for HC Metalurg this summer. The midback of Chekhovski Medvedi who played for Dinamo Minsk until the end of the past season, signed two-year contract with Metalurg. One of the best midbacks in Europe said that he opted for Metalurg despite having offers that were financially better. ← Previous Story ASOBAL sinks: Newly-promoted Puente Genil player works as “doorman” on Ibiza Next Story → Women EHF Champions League Qualification groups decided Chekhovski MedvediDinamo MinskHC MetalurgMetalurg Skopjepavel atman read more

Turkey says even birds need its permission to fly over the Aegean

first_imgTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is prone to provocation and he’s done it again. Yesterday he warned that not even a bird will fly over the Aegean without Ankara’s permission.According to a report in Eleftheros Tipos, he was asked about the 18 islands that have been “lost” to Greece in recent years.Aavusoglu said that since the crisis over the Imia islets in 1996 there have been no changes in the legal status of the Aegean.“Nothing has changed in the current regime as well as in the legal status of the islands. We will not allow it. Not even a bird can fly over the Aegean without permission from Turkey. Not a single piece of rock will be given away.“ Eleftheros Tipos reported.“Not only during our own rule, but before that there has been no change in the status of the Aegean. We will not allow this. Even in the case of research we will not give permission, not even to a bird in the Aegean,” he also told a Turkish radio station.The foreign minister also said Turkey would make no concessions in the Aegean and Cyprus, and it would initiate gas exploration ”around” the Eastern Mediterranean island.“Turkey has vowed to stop Cyprus from drilling for gas and oil in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), insisting there can be no development of the island’s natural resources without the participation of the Turkish Cypriots in the island’s Turkish-occupied north,” Eleftheros Tipos reported.“In the last few months we have prevented drilling and we drove the Italians away. We will not allow anyone to take away the rights of Turkish Cypriots,” he is reported as saying. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Iditapod A new Norwegian champ and the runnerup reflects

first_imgJoar Leifseth Ulsom in Nome early Wednesday after winning the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, his first championship. (Lia Nydes/KNOM photo)The Iditarod has crowned a new Norwegian champion: Joar Leifseth Ulsom. The 31-year-old pulled under Nome’s Burled Arch at 3 a.m. Wednesday with eight dogs in harness to claim his first championship, taking the win in Iditarod 46. Ulsom is the first Norwegian musher to win the thousand-mile sled dog race since Robert Sørlie in 2005. Girdwood’s Nicolas Petit arrived a little over two hours later, and he spoke to reporters about how his race went and where it went wrong.last_img read more

Hope over talks fading for govts stubborn attitude BNP

first_imgLogo of BNPThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday alleged that the hope generated among people to have a good deal to solve the political crisis through the talks between the ruling and major opposition alliance has started fading due to the government’s ‘stubborn’ attitude, reports UNB.The wayward attitude the ruling alliance demonstrated during the dialogue with Jatiya Oikya Front on Thursday is a big ominous sign for democracy and a fair election,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office, he further said, “The dialogue initiative generated hope among people, but it has started fading after the talks (between the 14-party alliance and the Oikya Front).”Rizvi also said the progress on the efforts to hold a fair election have also got affected due to Awami League’s firm stance on not responding to Oikya Front’s seven-point demand.He, however, said if the government becomes sincere for holding a fair and neutral election and removing the politics of division, it will hold talks further with Oikya Front leaders to reach a consensus over their demands.The BNP leader said they will not make any compromise over their chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail.He alleged their party leaders and activists are being arrested even after prime minister Sheikh Hasina talked about taking steps for stopping harassment and arrest of opposition leaders and activists during the talks.”Just after the conclusion of the talks, our Tangail district Chhatra Dal vice president Mohammad Ethen was arrested.”Rizvi warned that their party leaders and activists will take to the streets to realise their seven-point demand if the government continues to show its rigid stance on not accepting those.On Thursday night, Oikya Front leaders, led by Kamal Hossain, held a lengthy discussion with prime minister Sheikh Hasina-led 14-party alliance leaders at Ganabhaban.Briefing reporters about the outcome of the talks, Kamal Hossain said they placed their seven-point demand before prime minister Sheikh Hasina but did not find any specific solution except some good words about rallies and meetings.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said their party is not happy over the talks with the prime minister Sheikh Hasina-led 14-party alliance.”There were discussions on various issues. The prime minister said they will sit again. I, on behalf of my party, can say we’re not happy with the discussions.”last_img read more

I dream of a world without caste discrimination Irom Sharmila

first_imgKolkata: Manipur’s legendary human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who continued a fast-unto-death protest for 16 years demanding repeal of an Act, on Friday said she dreams of a world without caste, discrimination and dictatorship. “I want to leave for my children a world without caste, discrimination, and dictatorship, and where all people would have equal status,” Sharmila told media persons here at the trailer launch of the docu-feature “The Turning Point” based on her life. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose The docu-feature is being made primarily for some foreign television channels, said the director indranil Sarkar. “Initially, we want to reach out to a global film audience. Later, it may be released nationally, but the producer is yet to tell me about his plans,” said Sarkar. The Iron Lady had continued her fast-unto-death for 16 years till mid 2016 demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. She then joined politics, but secured a meagre 90 votes In the Manipur assembly polls in 2017. She then married Desmond Coutinho and faded from the limelight. Sharmila, now on the family way, was asked how her married life was different from her days as a spinster. “Well, these are separate chapters of life. That’s how I see it.” Coutinho and the film’s producer Jaspreet Kaur were also present at the programme.last_img read more

Only train that plies from Balurghat to Siliguri suspended

first_imgBalurghat: Balurghat-Siliguri Intercity Express, the only train that runs between Balurghat and Siliguri will remain suspended from May 18 to May 25 for repairs and maintenance of track.This was recently announced by Northeast Frontier Railway authorities in a statement. Notably, the train remained suspended from May 8 to May 16 for maintenance. A large number of people could be affected because of the prolonged suspension of railway services between Balurghat and Siliguri. Local residents have expressed dissatisfaction and resentment over the recent decision of railways. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Earlier this month, the train was cancelled for nine days for repair works. After restoring the services on May 17 it was again suspended for another eight days. There is no other train to ferry passengers between Balurghat and Siliguri route,” said local resident Anup Chakraborty. Balurghat resident Manik Chowdhury said: “Several thousands of passengers take the Balurghat and Siliguri route on a daily basis. Passengers should raise their voice against the decision of railways.” People who made travel plans between Balurghat and Siliguri or the northeast over the next eight days will be severely inconvenienced because of the cancellation. “I had to visit Siliguri on Monday (May 20). I had to cancel my Siliguri tour on May 11 earlier,” said local resident Koushik Banerjee.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more 1. Radiotherapy and Oncology 94 (2010) 173–180, Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys., Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 624–630, 2006, Clinical Oncology 22 (2010) 602-604. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more This Oncentra brachy treatment plan shows the applicator in relation to the anatomy. The ability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create exquisite images of the body’s soft tissues – and the tumors that arise amid them – is helping physicians at the National Cancer Center Singapore (NCCS) to precisely shape brachytherapy doses to cervical tumors, while at the same time avoiding exposure to critical healthy organs and tissues. Since November 2011, NCCS clinicians have used MRI to characterize soft tissues, organs at risk and lesions before successive brachytherapy treatments using the microSelectron Digital remote afterloader and Oncentra 3-D brachy image-guided treatment planning system.Brachytherapy is an advanced, highly targeted cancer treatment in which radiotherapeutic sources are placed in or near a tumor, giving a high radiation dose to the tumor while reducing the radiation exposure in the surrounding healthy tissues. The microSelectron Digital high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy introduces the radiation source for a certain time using a special applicator.“After our first year using computed tomography- (CT) based planning for 3-D brachytherapy, we felt confident enough to take the next step: MRI-guided adaptive brachytherapy,” says Richard Yeo, M.D., senior consultant radiation oncologist at NCCS. “The ability to visualize the tumor on MRI and plan the treatment ‘live’ is nothing short of amazing.”Better Images, Better TreatmentMRI provides information about the tumor’s volume (3-D) and how the volume and shape change between treatment sessions (4-D). Performing an MRI scan before each brachy session enables clinicians to adapt the dose to the unique anatomy of each patient, accounting for not only the position of organs at risk, but also tumor regression or movement, which may have occurred during preceding external beam radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, and between brachy sessions themselves.Conforming brachytherapy doses closely to the tumor’s shape and position is important in order to apply the highest possible dose to the tumor while limiting the dose to critical structures, such as the bladder and rectum, thereby decreasing the likelihood of treatment side effects.Various publications from leading hospitals around the world have shown that use of this advanced technology allows healthcare teams to treat even the most complex cervical cancers, expected to result in lower recurrence rates and higher survival. Intensive multicenter research is ongoing with the aim to provide more data to confirm these treatment benefits over traditional methods. This will allow experts to address unmet medical needs for this common cancer. 1A group of NCCS experts received training on MRI-guided adaptive therapy at the University Hospital of Vienna, a leading center pioneering the development of this technique for the treatment of cervical cancer. The advanced work done in medical centers in Austria and across Europe is expected to be adopted gradually in a growing number of hospitals in the Asia Pacific region as well, acording to Elekta Brachytherapy, which manufactures the microSelectron Digital afterloader and Oncentra treatment planning system.   itncenter_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Feature | October 25, 2012 Using MRI to Guide Brachytherapy Cancer center clinicians in Singapore are harnessing MRI to better tailor brachytherapy radiation dose in the treatment of cervical cancerlast_img read more

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first_img LISTEN: Mike Mayock, NFL Network analyst Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals are no longer among the NFL’s unbeaten, but that does not mean they are not among the league’s best teams.In fact, the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock says, “I don’t think there’s any doubt they’re elite.”There you go.“I watched their offensive game tape last night, and it didn’t take long because they only had 45 offensive snaps,” he told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Wednesday morning. “But certain things stand out.” “Because I think the big picture is it’s a really solid offensive line that can get better, and I think offensively this team’s just rolling, man. They can run, they can throw, and their quarterback is playing at a high level.”Through five weeks, the Cardinals rank fifth in the NFL in total yards, with 1,965, but lead the league in points per game at 38. As any Arizona fan can tell you, that last number has plenty to do with the offense but also would not be nearly as high without the defense, which has returned three interceptions for touchdowns and also given Palmer and Co. some short fields to work with.The Cardinals lead the NFL with 11 interceptions, with seven different players picking off at least one pass.“You know it was interesting, it showed their depth in their secondary when they lose (Antonio) Cromartie and don’t even blink,” Mayock said. “And there’s so much talent back there.”Mayock singled out Deone Bucannon, a second-year pro who is listed as a safety but plays a lot of linebacker, as one of a plethora of versatile players who roam the secondary.“To me, one of the big keys in playing defense in today’s NFL is not giving up the big play yet still being able to pressure a quarterback,” Mayock said. “I think they get the best of both worlds.” Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Mayock said he tries to look at both the run game and passing game, and came away impressed by both aspects in Arizona’s 42-17 win over the Detroit Lions.“What stands out for me is that Carson Palmer, age 36, his ball placement and pocket awareness and ball security is just outstanding,” he said.Palmer completed 11-of-14 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns in the game. On the season, he has completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,316 yards and 13 touchdowns with three interceptions.“I continue to be impressed by how good the Cardinals are when he’s in the lineup,” Mayock added.The analyst also praised the team’s running game, which is currently ranked at the top of the league. He said he does not think leading rusher Chris Johnson is the same player he was a few years ago when he earned the nickname “CJ2K” and was one of the NFL’s premier backs, but noted the runner still has burst and acceleration and can get the job done.“The only thing that worries me a little bit is just continuing to get that offensive line playing together as a unit,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of talent on the left side of that line with (Mike) Iupati and (Jared) Veldheer, yet they struggled with a couple of defensive line twists early in the game last week. Just simple, two-on-two defensive tackle, defensive end stunt twists. I think the right side struggles a bit sometimes — Bobby Massie — but again, that’s nit picking. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The analyst went on to talk about how the Cardinals have some underappreciated players, like defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Rodney Gunter, who may not get the recognition but help make Arizona’s defense what it is.It’s a defense that is one of the NFL’s better, more aggressive groups, one Mayock said is well coached, disciplined and tough.“This is as good a team as there is in the NFL when they’re healthy,” he said. – / 14 Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) is congratulated by teammates after his 18-yard reception for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Cathay Pacific Airways will launch a new 4-times-weekly service to Madrid on 2 June 2016. As the only direct link between Hong Kong and the Spanish capital, the new service will provide greater convenience for business and leisure customers travelling between the two cities and give passengers travelling from Australia easy access to this key European city.Tickets for the new Madrid service are now on sale, and the Spanish capital has been included in CX’s Earlybird fares for 2016 with return Economy Class fares from Australia to Madrid starting from $1556 ex Sydney, $1541 ex Melbourne, $1559 ex Brisbane, $1554 ex Cairns, $1543 ex Adelaide and $1536 ex Perth.To ensure passengers enjoy a superior inflight experience, CX will operate flights using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the airline’s award-winning Business Class, new Premium Economy and long-haul Economy Class seats. A state-of-the-art on-demand entertainment system in all classes will help to keep passengers relaxed and entertained.CX Chief Executive Ivan Chu said: “We are delighted to launch flights to Madrid and become the only airline to offer direct nonstop services between Hong Kong and Spain. Network expansion is part of our core strategy, underpinning our efforts to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as one of the world’s great international aviation hubs. We are committed to expanding our presence in Europe, having recently added Manchester, Zurich and Düsseldorf to our network, and we are now pleased to offer more choice and convenience to passengers travelling between Hong Kong and Madrid.”The tentative flight schedule for CX’s Madrid (MAD) service from 2 June 2016 is as follows (all times local):Northern summer 2016 schedule Flight No Routing  Departure Arrival Days of the weekCX315HKG-MAD00450845Tue, Thu, Sat, SunCX320MAD-HKG12250705+1Tue, Thu, Sat, SunNorthern winter 2016 scheduleFlight NoRoutingDepartureArrivalDays of the weekCX315HKG-MAD00450810Tue, Thu, Sat, SunCX320MAD-HKG11200705+1Tue, Thu, Sat, SunGo back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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