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Nidahas Trophy: Did Shakib Al Hasan smash Bangladesh dressing room door?

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first_imgBangladesh captian Shakib Al Hasan had smashed the dressing room door during the 6th T20I against Sri Lanka, if reports are to be believed.The virtual semi-final of the Nidahas Trophy last week saw Bangladesh and Sri Lanka players pushing and shoving each other on the field in the final over while Shakib and the rest of his team members shouted at the officials from the boundary line which led to the match getting disrupted for sometime in the final over.And reports in the media claim that it was Shakib who had broken the glass door in the Bangladeshi dressing room in a fit of rage.Match referee Chris Broad saw the CCTV footage but it was inconclusive which is when he questioned the caterers and eye witnesses who revealed it was Shakib who broke the door as he forcefully pushed it open.Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh Cricket Board apologises after ugly episode in ColomboThe drama unfolded when Bangladesh were chasing 160 in a do-or-die match for both sides and needed 12 runs from the last over. That’s when Isuru Udana bowled a couple of head-high bouncers, the second of which was called a no-ball by the square leg umpire before he changed his decision and Shakib lost his cool and came out on the boundary line to protest.Nidahas Trophy, 6th T20I: Shakib Al Hasan regrets outburst after final over dramaHe even gestured the batsmen – Mahmudullah and Rubel Hossain – to walk off the field and forfeit the match, which would have disqualified them from the tri-series and Sri Lanka would have sealed their place in the final.advertisementNidahas Trophy: Bangladesh dressing-room door damaged, ICC to investigateBetter sense finally prevailed after the Bangladesh support staff, led by coach Courtney Walsh, asked the players to resume the match while Shakib was told to return to the dressing room which is when he repotedly smashed the glass door.Nidahas Trophy, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Push, shove and fury in ugly last over dramaBangladesh eventually won the match and mocked the Sri Lankan team through their ‘Naagin dance’ celebrations which left a bad taste in the mouth of the cricket fans and viewers.NEWS: Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan have each been fined 25 per cent of their match fees and given one demerit point following Bangladesh’s victory over Sri Lanka.READ https://t.co/PST0TcNbM3 pic.twitter.com/9qaYil7oqoICC (@ICC) March 17, 2018Shakib apologised in the post-match presentation but that did didn’t stop the ICC match referee Chris Broad from slapping a 25% fine on the all-rounder and also gave him one demerit point along with Nurul Hasan while the Bangladesh Cricket Board offered to pay for the damages.”Emotions take over, I need to be careful as a leader of a team, I will be careful next time,” Shakib said after the game.BREAKING: The @BCBtigers board have released a statement following yesterday’s incident in their game against Sri Lanka, for which Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul hasan were punished.READ https://t.co/rwkZPnojEl pic.twitter.com/3BBNNvi91tICC (@ICC) March 17, 2018Bangladesh reached the final where they lost to India by 4 wickets in a thrilling game in Colombo, throughout which the Sri Lankan fans supported and cheered for Rohit Sharma’s team.Past and present cricketers slammed Bangladesh’s behaviour with Harbhajan Singh even going on to call for a ban on their players for a couple of games.”Of course they should not have done what they have done. They can’t break things. There were some errors in the umpiring, but that can happen during a game. You can’t ask your players tom come out. And after that in celebration you can really break the window,” Bhajji told India Today.”Chris Broad should have taken a serious note of what has happened and I am surprised that they got only 25 per cent of their match-fee fine. I think they should have been banned for a couple of games. The whole team should be banned,” Harbhajan added.last_img read more

The Manual Wind: Bell & Ross BR123 GMT

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first_img How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know With the demand for vintage watches climbing a steep incline, brands are shamelessly emulating the classics.  Not only are manufacturers digging up their own past, but other brands are stepping in and seeing whose past they can exploit as well.  One example of this is the just released Bell & Ross BR123 GMT 24h.  Though very classic in design, where do you get the nerve?The BR123 GMT sticks to the classic Bell & Ross vintage with its dial, case, and crystal but adds one major element; the distinct GMT hand.  This hand, made famous by Rolex, cannot be overlooked.  Large and orange, it made the Rolex Explorer 2 the collector piece it is today, and continues to hold consumer attention in the current model Explorer 2’s.Nevertheless, Bell & Ross has constructed another affordable timepiece that I still cannot hate on.  42mm in diameter, this high polished case with a brushed bezel bearing the 24H markings is well sized for casual dress and sport alike.  A matte black arabic dial lies above the ETA 2893 automatic movement, which can be viewed through a sapphire exhibition case back.  Offered with both a steel bracelet and rubber strap for true versatility, this piece comes in just under $4,000.I do not know if honor and originality crossed the minds of designers at Bell & Ross when constructing this one, but I thank them for offering us that famous GMT hand at a price we  can stomach. Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Save the Environment in Style: Taylor Stitch Makes New Apparel from Old Garmentslast_img read more

Shubenacadie Man Receives Compensation From Human Rights Inquiry

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first_imgHUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION -Shubenacadie Man Receives CompensationFrom Human Rights Inquiry A human rights board of inquiry has ruled in favour of aShubenacadie man who alleged that his employment was terminatedbecause of his physical condition. Dwayne McLellan alleged that his employment at MacTara Limited inUpper Musquodoboit was terminated because of his physicalcondition. Mr. McLellan has a degenerative disc disease. The chair of the board of inquiry, Donald Murray, ruled thatMacTara Limited had terminated Mr. McLellan’s employment as awood room cleaner after he was diagnosed with the degenerativedisc because they perceived he would not be able to perform hisjob adequately. Mr. Murray said the company’s action isprohibited by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. He ordered MacTara to give Mr. McLellan a letter ofrecommendation and to pay general damages of $1,000, plus $200for expenses incurred. The chair also ordered the company tocompensate Mr. McLellan for income lost between April 17 and Oct.1, 2000. Boards of inquiry are the final stage in the human rightscomplaint process. They are independent, public hearings intocomplaints of discrimination.last_img read more

Home nutrition care keeps patient out of hospital

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first_imgResearchers have found that implementing a nutrition care plan at home for patients at risk for malnutrition had a dramatic impact on helping keep them out of the hospital. “Our goal as a home healthcare provider is to help patients get back on their feet as quickly as possible and to keep them out of the hospital,” said study lead author Katie Riley from Advocate Aurora Health in the US. Paying attention to nutrition care helps promote patients’ strength and prevents them from going back to the hospital, which ultimately reduces healthcare costs, she said. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainFor the study, more than 1,500 home health patients were followed for 90 days. The research found that when patients at risk for malnutrition received a comprehensive nutrition care program to aid in their recovery, risk of being hospitalised was significantly reduced by 24 per cent in the first 30 days, nearly 23 per cent after 60 days and 18 per cent after 90 days. It was also found that healthcare costs were reduced by more than $2.3 million or about $1,500 per patient at risk for malnutrition. “Healthcare systems are driven to improve patient care while reducing costs. Our research shows that prioritising nutrition across different settings of care – from hospital to home – can significantly cut costs while improving patients’ health,” said study co-author Suela Sulo.last_img read more

When the music stops the legacy of charity benefit concerts

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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement But any philanthropic project must have clear goals, he noted, whether it’s simply to uplift those affected by tragedy or to raise accessible funds in a timely manner — like how streaming profits from What the World Needs Now Is Love (which raised $100,000 US, plus more than $55,000 after a related benefit show) quickly got to the LGBT Center of Central Florida following the Pulse nightclub shooting one year ago. Login/Register With: Ariana Grande is back on tour, but her One Love Manchester benefit concert will likely leave a lasting memory about the power of philanthropy on the young pop star.“Everybody wants a way to be able to help when [a tragedy] happens…but a lot of times performers and people don’t know how to make that happen,” said Van Dean, whose label Broadway Records regularly participates in charity benefit projects.“In the arts world, there is already an affinity towards community,” Dean told CBC News, “so I think the idea of getting together to do something for the greater good is very much ingrained in everyone.” Advertisement Another imperative: after the stars go home, campaigns should follow-up with donors and be transparent about exactly where the money went.“In the case of charitable endeavours, you want to know that it’s doing good,” Dean said, noting that the Orlando LGBT Center shared stories with him and his team about how the donations specifically helped shooting victims and family members.“When you know the results of what you’re doing, you’re more inclined to do it again if there’s another situation that calls for it.”Here’s a look back at a few notable charity benefits — and their legacies.Concert for BangladeshEx-Beatle George Harrison and Ravi Shankar’s Concert for Bangladesh is widely acknowledged as the original benefit show, with the dual New York concerts staged in 1971 to support refugees of what would become Bangladesh (a group also hard hit by the Bhola cyclone). The event would serve as an inspiring template for countless others.Performers: George Harrison, Ravi Shankhar, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr and more.Charity: UNICEFREAD MORE Ariana Grande, second from left, performs alongside fellow musicians during her recent One Love Manchester benefit concert, including (from left) will.i.am, Taboo, Katy Perry, Niall Horan, Miley Cyrus and Imogen Heap. (Dave Hogan/One Love Manchester/Getty Images) Twitter Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

Simone Sanderson remembered as a fighter as murder trial begins

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first_img(The body of 23-year-old Simone Sanderson was discovered in September 2013. Photo: Facebook)Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsOutside a Winnipeg courthouse, Betty-Ann Sanderson stood with many of her family and called her granddaughter Simone Sanderson a ‘fighter.’“I know she fought for her life,” said Sanderson.The trial for the man accused of killing the 23-year-old mother of one began on Monday.Kyllan Ellis has pleaded not-guilty to second-degree murder in connection to Sanderson’s death in 2012.Sanderson’s body was found in a vacant lot in Winnipeg’s North End on Sept. 2, 2012. She was last seen walking in the area on Aug. 26.In opening statements, Crown lawyer Joanna Kostiuk said Sanderson’s death was considered a cold case until 2014.Winnipeg Police received some information which pointed them toward Ellis.After a two-year investigation police arrested and charged Ellis in 2016.On Monday Kristy Donald was the first to testify in front of a 12-person jury.Donald found Sanderson’s body while she and her then partner were searching the area for empty beer bottles and cans.Donald says she found a bottle sitting on top of a flattened piece of cardboard. When she lifted the cardboard she found Sanderson’s body.“She was face down,” said Donald. “There was dried blood in her hair and cuts and bruises.Donald then called the police.Constable Doug Singleton was one of the police officers who first arrived on the scene.He testified Sanderson’s body was in ‘advanced stages’ of decomposition. He said she had various cuts and bruises on the back of her legs confirming Donald’s assessment.Singleton also testified police found a filet knife about five feet away from the body with hair and blood on it.The trial is expected to last until June 1.bhobson@aptn.ca@bhobs22last_img read more

MEG Energy CEO says Husky can pay a lot more in its

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first_imgMEG announced Thursday it has signed a three-year deal with Cenovus Energy Inc. to move 30,000 barrels per day through its Edmonton-area crude-by-rail loading terminal to markets in the U.S. Gulf Coast where it expects to get better prices.The Calgary-based company reported record production during the third quarter ended Sept. 30 of almost 99,000 barrels per day of bitumen, up from 83,000 bpd in the same period last year.Evans said it will advance a 20-day maintenance shutdown scheduled for next year to the current quarter to avoid current low prices, likely reducing fourth-quarter output by 4,000 to 6,000 bpd.“We believe that MEG offers one of the greatest value propositions in the Canadian oil and gas business so it’s not a surprise that a company like Husky would see that value and want to participate in our assets, technology, people and our upside,” he said.“The fact that Husky by their own statement has agreed just how valuable we are is flattering. However, everything comes at a price.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of MEG Energy Corp. says shareholders should continue to ignore a hostile takeover bid by Husky Energy Inc. because “by their own admission, Husky can afford to pay a lot more.”Derek Evans, on his first financial reporting conference call since being named CEO earlier this year, says Husky’s $11 per share cash-and-stock offer made in September is actually now worth just $9.61 because of changing share values.He says the offer is opportunistic because MEG produces only raw bitumen from its steam-driven oilsands wells, making any production that can’t get to U.S. markets subject to severe, but temporary, price discounts for Western Canadian Select bitumen blend crude.last_img read more

Sri Lanka to take part in largest international maritime exercise

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This would mark the first time Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Israel have joined the drills, the US Navy said. Sri Lanka is to take part in the largest international maritime exercise which will be held in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.In all, 26 countries are scheduled to take part in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) from June 27 to August 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. This is the first time Sri Lanka is participating in RIMPAC. “China’s behavior is inconsistent with the principles and purposes of the RIMPAC exercise,” Logan said in a statement. “We have strong evidence that China has deployed anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missile systems and electronic jammers to contested features in the Spratly Islands region of the South China Sea.”The other countries participating in RIMPAC are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and the United Kingdom. (Colombo Gazette) The US Navy announced that 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial RIMPAC being held June 27 to Aug. 2. Earlier, the United States rescinded its invitation to RIMPAC for China, which had participated in 2014 and 2016, bringing several ships and personnel.Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Logan, a Defense Department spokesman, told reporters that the move was a first step in protesting China’s actions in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. China has expanded those islands through dredging, then built infrastructure upon them, some of which is useful only for military operations. read more

UN Assembly President cites African gains and urges further work to reach

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Addressing the Assembly’s plenary in New York, the Swedish diplomat cited welcome advances in the fight to eradicate malaria, with a tenfold increase in treated bed-nets in over 12 African countries, the opening of the first bed-net factory in on the continent, and a growing number of countries using more effective anti-malarial drugs.”But the tragic fact remains that every thirty seconds a child somewhere in Africa dies of malaria,” the leading killer of children under five, he told the session, which was convened to discuss 2001-2010 Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).To eradicate the disease, “we need a strong partnership backed up by renewed financial and political commitment,” he added.Mr. Eliasson noted that in 1998, 14 African countries were in a state of armed conflict or civil strike while today that number has been reduced to three. These nations must now ensure that the commitments made this year are actually implemented, achieving an outcome at the December trade talks in Hong Kong, carrying the momentum through next year, and ensuring that the world learns what has been accomplished so that other countries will be motivated to lend a helping hand in the region.”Yes, there are still enormous unmet needs,” Mr. Eliasson acknowledged. Many African lives may be blighted by poverty, insecurity or lack of human dignity, but “we must avoid a sense of helplessness and despair,” he added.”The more you can get the message out about the many things you are doing to tackle corruption, improve governance and help your people lift themselves out of poverty, the stronger the chorus will be which demands you get the support you need.”The meeting of the Assembly plenary had to be moved to the UN’s Trusteeship Council Chamber because of leaks in the General Assembly Hall. At the outset of the meeting, Assembly President Jan Eliasson said that “perhaps nature is sending us a message about the Capital Master Plan” – a reference to the proposed renovation of the entire UN complex. read more

India wins toss bowls in 2nd T20 international vs Australia

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MELBOURNE, Australia — India skipper Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bowl first for the second time in the Twenty20 International series against Australia.Rain and gusty winds all day in Melbourne on Friday may have played into Kohli’s decision, particularly after India came up four runs short in a rain-reduced series-opening game in Brisbane on Wednesday.The India lineup is unchanged from the Brisbane game but Australia made an enforced change after lanky paceman Billy Stanlake injured his ankle in a warmup and was replaced by Nathan Coulter-Nile.Australia’s win in the series opener ended a four-game losing streak in the format, and another victory would clinch the series with a game to spare. India has won its last seven T20 series.Lineups:Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel, Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah.Umpires: Simon Fry and Gerard Abood, Australia.TV Umpire: Paul Wilson, Australia. Match Referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand.The Associated Press read more

Committee to hear about bullying on social media

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first_imgBULLYING ON SOCIAL media will be discussed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today.It is part of a series of meetings where the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications is holding on the challenges facing individuals, families and communities from the rise of social media, including cyber-bullying and online harassmentThe meeting will take place at 9.30am and will centre on the issue of challenges facing individuals, families and communities through the irresponsible use of social media channels.Giving their thoughts to the committee will be representatives from the National Anti-Bullying Coalition as well as Dr Jan Geiss, Secretary General, EUFORES.Chairman of the Committee Tom Hayes TD said they intend to raise with the representatives of the National Anti-Bullying Coalition the possible policies they envisage can be put in place to increase awareness of cyber-bullying and enhance accountability for the minority who abuse online channels.Committee members will wish to explore whether the representatives feel the existing laws are sufficient in this area and their opinion on the current take-down and blocking policies of the social media companies.Regarding EUFORES, Deputy Hayes said that national Parliaments have a key role, along with the Commission and member state governments, in forging a sustainable and clean supply of energy for Europe.EUFORES is an important cross-party network of European parliamentarians, whose core objective is the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency. We look forward to hearing more about its work and plans for its thirteenth interparliamentary meeting, which takes place in Dublin Castle later in June.Last week, representatives from Facebook and Twitter appeared before the committee, where they were asked about the mechanisms that currently exist for both users and non-users of their sites who feel wronged, to uphold their individual rights.The focus of the committee during the hearings is to explore possible policies to increase awareness of cyber-bullying and enhance accountability for those who abuse online channels.Committee proceedings can be followed live at this link.Members of the public can also have their say and make a submission on the issue.Read: Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before Oireachtas committee>last_img read more

Sleet snow and rain expected today but the mercury is set to

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first_img 9 Comments By Garreth MacNamee Share44 Tweet Email Short URL 22,871 Views Lugnagun Mountain overlooking the Blessington Lakes last month. Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie SLEET AND SNOW has been forecast for parts of the country today but the weather is expected to improve next week.While rain and low temperatures are to continue into tomorrow, we can expect the mercury to rise in the coming days, according to Met Éireann.According to the national forecaster: “Rain, sleet and snow in places this evening will die away in many places during tonight, but rain will continue to affect southern areas. It will be cold with lowest temperatures of 1 to 3 degrees and with some frost early in the night.“But temperatures will rise a bit later and frost will clear. It will also continue rather windy with fresh to strong easterly winds.”Temperatures should rise with lows between 5 and 8 degrees forecast for next week.The forecaster added: “Windy tomorrow with fresh to strong easterly winds. There will be a lot of dry weather, just some outbreaks of rain in parts of the south and southwest at times and possibly the odd shower elsewhere.“Temperatures will gradually rise during the day, reaching 7 to 10 degrees in the afternoon.”Read: ‘Thanks for calling Katherine’ – Frances Fitzgerald has torrid time of it explaining her role in Tusla saga >Read: Seven drink drivers arrested in one district over 24 hours > Sleet, snow and rain expected today but the mercury is set to rise The weather is expected to improve next week. center_img Lugnagun Mountain overlooking the Blessington Lakes last month. http://jrnl.ie/3236028 Sunday 12 Feb 2017, 1:12 PM Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie Feb 12th 2017, 1:12 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Amazonie la sécheresse de 2010 a engendré 18 milliards de tonnes de

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first_imgAmazonie : la sécheresse de 2010 a engendré 1,8 milliards de tonnes de CO2La sécheresse qui a touché en 2010 une grande partie de l’Amazonie a engendré une quantité de gaz à effet de serre plus importante que les émissions annuelles de l’Inde. 1,8 milliards de tonnes de CO2 ont été rejetées dans l’atmosphère, soit plus que le total des émissions dues au déboisement de la région au cours de la même période.En 2010, une grande partie de l’Amazonie a été frappée par une grave sécheresse, la pire que la région ait jamais connue. Un phénomène qui a engendré l’émission d’une quantité de CO2 plus importante que les émissions annuelles de l’Inde, le quatrième plus gros émetteur de gaz à effet du monde. Au total, quelque 1,8 milliards de tonnes de CO2 ont été émises, révèle une étude publiée dans la revue Environmental Research Letters . Une estimation qui correspond à la quantité de gaz à effet de serre qui n’a pu être absorbée par la végétation, mais ne prend pas en compte les émissions engendrées par les incendies liés à la sécheresse.À lire aussiCes balles devaient lutter contre la sécheresse mais les spécialistes avaient négligé un détailPour parvenir à ces résultats, le chercheur Christopher Potter et ses collègues de la NASA ont combiné un modèle de simulation du cycle du carbone avec des données satellitaires de l’agence spatiale américaine. Toutefois, tempèrent les scientifiques, une partie de ces pertes pourraient être compensées par la croissance des plantes, qui a augmenté grâce au retour de conditions météorologiques “normales”. Une telle reprise avait été observée après la sécheresse de 2005, qui à l’époque fut la plus grave jamais enregistrée en Amazonie.Mais d’autres scientifiques se montrent moins optimistes, et craignent de voir le nombre de graves sécheresses augmenter et provoquer l’effondrement de l’écosystème amazonien. Des chercheurs du Centre Hadley pour la prévision du climat et de la recherche au Royaume-Uni ont prévu au moyen de simulations, un quasi-effondrement de l’écosystème de la forêt amazonienne d’ici à 2100.Le 13 octobre 2011 à 11:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bonnier Buys Conceive Magazine

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first_imgParenting and Babytalk publisher Bonnier Corp. has completed its fourth acquisition in the last year with the purchase of Conceive magazine from its founder and a group of investors. Financial terms were not disclosed.According to Bonnier CEO Terry Snow, the acquisition provides “greater breadth to our targeted mom portfolio, anchored by Parenting and Babytalk. Conceive provides us with a unique entry point to the mom marketplace and fits in our overall strategy to expand Bonnier’s opportunities in growth markets through multimedia platforms.”Conceive, which publishes four times annually and carries a 200,000 circulation, targets women who are trying to get pregnant with content on health, fertility and conception methods. The acquisition also includes ConceiveOnline.com, the Conceive radio program, as well as several books and e-newsletters. Kim Hahn, who founded the magazine in 2004, will remain with the magazine as publisher. No layoffs are associated with the deal, a Bonnier spokesperson told FOLIO:.“This is another very logical acquisition for Bonnier,” said Reed Phillips, managing partner with DeSilva + Phillips. “They are clearly taking advantage of the lull in the M&A market and buying good properties that fit into their portfolio.”In June, Bonnier acquired American Photo, Boating, Flying, Popular Photography and Sound & Vision magazines from Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. In September, Bonnier bought Working Mother magazine publisher Working Mother Media Inc. from MCG Capital and founding CEO Carol Evans. In December, it purchased Scuba Diving magazine from F+W Media.last_img read more

Even computers can gauge if youre bored

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first_imgNot just your employer or spouse, even computers programmed to monitor people’s body language can tell whether they are bored or not, says a study.Body-language expert Dr Harry Witchel from University of Sussex found that by measuring a person’s movements as they use a computer, it is possible to judge their level of interest. This can be done by monitoring whether they display the tiny movements that people usually constantly exhibit, known as non-instrumental movements. According to Dr Witchel, if someone is absorbed in what they are watching or doing, there is a decrease in these involuntary movements. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Our study showed that when someone is really highly engaged in what they’re doing, they suppress these tiny involuntary movements. It’s the same as when a small child, who is normally constantly on the go, stares gaping at cartoons on the television without moving a muscle,” Dr Witchel explained. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, could have a significant impact on the development of artificial intelligence (AI). “Being able to ‘read’ a person’s interest in a computer program could bring real benefits to future digital learning, making it a much more two-way process,” the author added.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn the study, 27 participants were faced with three-minute computer sessions that ranged from fascinating games to tedious readings from European Union (EU) banking regulations.At the same time, video motion tracking technology was used to measure their movements.For two comparable reading tasks, the one that was most engaging resulted in a 42 per cent reduction in non-instrumental movement.“The findings can also help us create more empathetic companion robots which may sound very ‘sci fi’ but are becoming a realistic possibility within our lifetimes,” Dr Witchel noted.last_img read more

Former Australian housewives star Pettifleur Berenger celebrates birthday in Cancun

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first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Former Australian housewives star, Pettifleur Berenger unveils her youthful figure in a skimpy bikini as she celebrates her 53rd birthday in the Mexican beach destination of Cancun.Berenger, who left the Real Housewives of Melbourne show in April, posted about her time in Cancun through social media saying, “I’m in the best shape of my life! Who begs to differ?”The sassy actress, who is also an author and property developer, didn’t disappoint fans when she stripped down to a string bikini to reveal her astonishingly youthful figure on her 53rd birthday. The celebratory vacation took place just before Christmas.Taking to her popular Instagram page, the vivacious starlet uploaded a snap of herself lounging on the beach in Cancun, while revealing her taut torso and prodigious bust in cleavage-baring swimwear.“It’s my birthday! 53 years young! No place like a vacation to spend your birthday!” she cooed in the caption.Fans immediately bombarded her post with well-wishes and compliments with one writing: “Happy birthday sexy lady–you are a beautiful person inside out. And dammmm look at you!!!! Hard work pays off!”Earlier that week, Pettifleur shared other scorching snap shots of herself modelling a bikini on the beaches of Cancun. Pictured lounging seaside, she quipped in the caption: “The agony of waves splashing and hard rocks for a shameless photo.”Pettifleur often shares videos of her workout routine of herself with a personal trainer. ”Who said summer bodies are made in winter? I werk (sic) my body all year round!,” she captioned on one of her recent workout videos.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | October 05, 2010 Hospitals Seeing Capital Expenditure Thaw October 5, 2010 – After a period of capital budget cuts and freezes, hospitals are seeing a thaw in capital expenditures, according to a survey published in the Premier healthcare alliance’s September 2010 Economic Outlook analysis. Sixty-nine percent of healthcare representatives responding to the survey indicated that capital budgets for 2010 remained flat or increased compared to 2009. Overall, 42 percent of respondents suggested an increase in spending versus 32 percent suggesting a decrease. For those whose budgets decreased or remained unchanged from last year, approximately 66 percent scaled back projects already in progress specific to new construction/renovations and the acquisition of clinical and information technology.When asked about the top areas in which they are trying to reduce costs in the next 12 months, commodity pricing (27 percent), physician preference utilization (25 percent) and pharmaceutical utilization (19 percent) were cited most often.The semiannual Economic Outlook analysis helps Premier’s 2,400 not-for-profit hospital members better estimate supply cost inflation during their budget processes, projecting rates of inflation for the ensuing 12 months.According to the September 2010 edition, annual market inflation rates will increase on average between 1 percent and 3.7 percent across categories such as cardiovascular services, facilities, imaging and nursing. Premier’s existing contracts, excluding foodservice and pharmacy, are expected to increase by about 1 percent on average in the next year, lower than overall market increases, which are predicted to be an average of 2.6 percent during this time frame.“Accounting for 25-30 percent of a hospital’s expense, the supply chain presents a vital opportunity to help offset reimbursement cuts and has increasingly become an area of focus for the C-suite,” said Premier Purchasing Partners President Mike Alkire. “But the approach to supply chain improvement needs to extend well beyond price points; it should identify opportunities to change practice and purchasing patterns to simultaneously improve outcomes and reduce costs. This can be achieved through resource utilization, standardization and aggregation strategies.”Not surprisingly, survey respondents suggest reform is top-of-mind, with more than 80 percent considering “healthcare reform and changes in reimbursement” and “electronic health record (EHR) implementation and data storage” as the most important health trends today. And 73 percent anticipate these two areas will have the greatest impact on their financial performance over the next year.“To ‘make it’ under Medicare in a reform environment, hospitals need to identify key areas offering cost savings and revenue enhancement opportunities to offset reimbursement cuts,” said Wes Champion, senior vice president of Premier Consulting Solutions. According to Champion, these areas include: • Clinical care delivery through reductions in variability, mortality and hospital-acquired conditions in preparation for value-based purchasing; • Work flow and work force efficiency specific to enhancing work force management and patient throughput;• Resource optimization, including proper resource standardization and utilization in areas such as ancillary utilization, length of stay and physician preference; • Supply chain and non-labor strategies such as whether to outsource purchased services, sourcing, procurement and payment, and inventory and distribution; • Revenue enhancement through improvements in revenue cycle and reimbursement (Medicare/Medicaid cost reporting, managed care contracting, coding); and • Strategies aligning incentives for physicians to assist with cost savings, compensation development and strategies, and utilization benchmarking.Premier produces a new analysis every six months to ensure projections reflect changing market trends. The analysis helps alert Premier alliance hospital members to market forces that could drive price changes in the coming months and years. It compares Premier’s contractual price protection against supplier price inflation estimates to deliver forecasted estimates by service line. Premier polled approximately 500 of its contracted suppliers to obtain market inflation estimates. Additional inflation estimates by category include clinical laboratory services, foodservice, IT/telecommunications, pharmacy, support services, surgical services and women and children’s. 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first_img Sponsored Stories Kerry’s strong words of support Sunday for America’s ally come just a day after he promised new levels of U.S.-Chinese cooperation on a host of problems, most notably North Korea’s nuclear program.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Patients with chronic pain give advice Top Stories The vital role family plays in society Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Parents, stop beating yourself upcenter_img TOKYO (AP) – The United States says it’s committed to defending Japan and opposes any coercive action by China to seize territory under Japanese control in the East China Sea.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. isn’t taking a position in the dispute over the islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.Japan and China have sparred over the uninhabited islands in recent years. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more