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Judge Picks Players Over NCAA

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. – College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Aug. 8 that may change the way the NCAA does business.A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can’t stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit them from getting anything other than scholarships and the cost of attendance at schools.U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA’s regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds.The injunction she issued allows players at big schools to have money generated by television contracts put into a trust fund to pay them when they leave.In a partial victory for the NCAA, though, Wilken said the body that governs college athletics could set a cap on the money paid to athletes, as long as it allows at least $5,000 per athlete per year of competition.Individual schools could offer less money, she said, but only if they don’t unlawfully conspire among themselves to set those amounts.That means FBS football players and Division I basketball players who are on rosters for four years could potentially get around $20,000 when they leave school. Wilken said she set the $5,000 annual threshold to balance the NCAA’s fears about huge payments to players.“The NCAA’s witnesses stated that their concerns about student-athlete compensation would be minimized or negated if compensation was capped at a few thousand dollars per year,” Wilken wrote.The NCAA said it disagreed with the decision, but was still reviewing it.But Sonny Vaccaro, the former athletic shoe representative who recruited O’Bannon to launch the suit, said it was a huge win for college athletes yet to come.“The kids who are going to benefit from this are kids who don’t even know what we did today,” Vaccaro said. “It may only be $5,000 but it’s $5,000 more than they get now.”O’Bannon issued a statement calling the decision “a game changer” and precisely what he was after when he joined the suit.“I just wanted to right a wrong,” O’Bannon said. “It is only fair that your own name, image and likeness belong to you, regardless of your definition of amateurism. Judge Wilken’s ruling ensures that basic principle shall apply to all participants in college athletics.”The ruling comes after a five-year battle by O’Bannon and others on behalf of college athletes to receive a share of the billions of dollars generated by college athletics by huge television contracts.O’Bannon, who was MVP of the 1995 UCLA national championship basketball team, said he signed on as lead plaintiff after seeing his image in a video game authorized by the NCAA that he was not paid for.Any payments to athletes would not be immediate. The ruling said regulations on pay will not take effect until the start of the next FBS football and Division I basketball recruiting cycle. Wilken said they will not affect any prospective recruits before July 1, 2016. The NCAA could also appeal, and has said previously that it would take the issue all the way to the Supreme Court.Former athletes will not be paid, because they gave up their right to damages in a pre-trial move so the case would be heard by a judge, not a jury.As part of her ruling, Wilken rejected both the NCAA’s definition of amateurism and its justification for not paying players.But she did not prohibit the NCAA from enforcing all of its other rules and regulations and said that some restrictions on paying players may still serve a limited purpose if they are necessary to maintain the popularity of major college football and basketball.“The big picture is the NCAA lost the definition of amateurism it has been pushing for years,” said Michael Carrier, a Rutgers law professor and antitrust expert.Wilken was not asked to rule on the fairness of a system that pays almost everyone but the athletes themselves. Instead, the case was centered on federal antitrust law and whether the prohibition against paying players promotes the game of college football and does not restrain competition in the marketplace.During a three-week trial in June, attorneys for the NCAA said moving away from the concept of amateurism where players participated for the love of the game would drive spectators away from college sports and would upset the competitive balance among schools and conferences.Several players testified during the trial that they viewed playing sports as their main occupation in college, saying the many hours they had to devote to the sport made it difficult — if not impossible — to function like regular students.“I was an athlete masquerading as a student,” O’Bannon said at trial. “I was there strictly to play basketball. I did basically the minimum to make sure I kept my eligibility academically so I could continue to play.”Witnesses called by the NCAA spoke of the education provided to athletes as payment for their services and said the college model has functioned well for more than a century.They contended that paying players would make college sports less popular and could force schools to cut other programs funded by the hundreds of millions of dollars taken in by big-time athletics.The lawsuit was part of a tide of pressure on the NCAA to change the amateur model. Football players at Northwestern University have pushed to be allowed to unionize, and other lawsuits have claimed that athletes have a right to better compensation.This week, the NCAA’s board voted to allow the five wealthiest conferences in the country to set their own rules, paving the way for the 65 schools in those conferences to potentially offer richer scholarships and health benefits to players.Carrier said the outcome might not be scary at all because the money may not be huge and will be paid only after a player’s career is over. “We’ll soon see that this isn’t the end of the world as we know it,” Carrier said.“The irony of this is that a lot of the other changes in college sports going on were made because of this impending ruling.”(TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Hazard starts for Chelsea vs Man City

first_imgChelsea Chelsea team news: Hazard starts against Man City Last updated 2 years ago 23:45 30/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eden Hazard Chelsea Getty Images Chelsea Manchester City Chelsea v Manchester City Premier League Antonio Conte has almost a full squad to choose for ahead of the visit of Pep Guardiola’s side, and has named the Belgium star in his first XI Eden Hazard will make his first Premier League start of the season as Chelsea line up against Manchester City on Saturday.The Belgian missed the first three league games due to an ankle injury but was brought into the starting XI for the midweek Champions League win over Atletico Madrid.Here is today’s team… #CHEMCI— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 30, 2017Hazard returns for the headline encounter while Victor Moses drops to the bench. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Andreas Christensen, a substitute against Atletico, is on from the start against Pep Guardiola’s side.City call upon Gabriel Jesus to start up front in Sergio Aguero’s absence after the Argentine damaged a rib in a car accident in Amsterdam during the week.Here we go… The team is in!What do you make of our @HaysWorldwide line-up? #cfcvcity— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 30, 2017Fabian Delph keeps his place at left-back following Benjamin Mendy’s cruciate ligament tear, while Raheem Sterling is back in the first team after coming off the bench in the win over Shakhtar on Tuesday.City sit three points ahead of Chelsea ahead of the visit to Stamford Bridge and can go joint-top again with a win, having seen Manchester United move three points clear by beating Crystal Palace earlier in the day.Chelsea XI: Courtois; Rudiger, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Alonso; Bakayoko, Kante, Fabregas; Hazard, Morata,Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph;  Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva (C); Sterling, Jesus, Sanelast_img read more

Koscielny reveals Nintendo remedy to WC pain

first_imgArsenal Koscielny reveals ‘television, crosswords and Nintendo’ to be remedy to ‘excruciating’ World Cup heartache Dom Farrell 20:54 5/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Laurent Koscielny Getty Images Arsenal France Atlético Madrid v Arsenal World Cup UEFA Europa League The Arsenal defender is on the mend after suffering an unfortunate Achilles injury which ruled him out of France’s bid for global glory in Russia. Laurent Koscielny was on course to play for France at World Cup 2018 until a ruptured Achilles tendon left him in agony, but the experienced defender already has a plan in place for coping with a period of enforced inactivity. The Arsenal centre-back suffered the injury during the Gunners’ Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid and is not expected to be back in action until November, when Unai Emery’s first campaign in charge will be well under way.Koscielny’s recovery is progressing but, in an interview with France Football, he laid bare the moment he knew his Russia 2018 dream had died. 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 knew right away that my tendon had let go,” he said. “The pain was not usual, I felt a terrible break.”My first reaction was to say to myself, “It’s dead, my tendon has burst’. I screamed on the pitch… excruciating pain.”In terms of his rehabilitation programme, Koscielny acknowledged it is early days and his routine at the moment includes plenty of taking it easy.”My programme? Television, crosswords and Nintendo,” he said.”I am now wearing a boot, which allows me to walk on crutches.”In three months I hope to resume light jogging. In five months I could certainly retouch the ball.”last_img read more

Pogba being held back by Man Utd team-mates – Keane

first_imgManchester United Pogba needs better players around him at Man Utd, says Keane Robin Bairner 16:22 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Manchester United 2017-18 Getty Images Manchester United Paul Pogba Chelsea v Manchester United Chelsea FA Cup The Frenchman needs “better help”, according to a former captain of the Old Trafford side Paul Pogba is being held back at Manchester United by those players around him, says club legend Roy Keane.The France international midfielder, who has been selected in Didier Deschamps’ side for World Cup 2018, has regularly courted criticism since moving to the club in the summer of 2016 for a record fee of €105 million (£89m/$123m).Indeed, ahead of the summer’s competition in Russia, Denmark boss Age Hareide, whose side will face France, has suggested that the Parisian only “cares about his hair”. 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 Keane, who spent 12 years of his career anchoring the Old Trafford side in a similar role to Pogba, says the 25-year-old is being made to look bad by his club-mates.“I like him, I think he’s a good player, a good kid. He probably needs better help around him, good influences around the training ground,” the Irishman said.“I was the luckiest man on the planet when I was a player, I always had good lads around me, senior players who led by example. Pogba probably doesn’t have that at United.”The former Ireland international, meanwhile, admitted that the former Juventus man has scope for improvement, but he’ll be acutely aware of that himself.“He’s a good player. Would he feel he could have had a better season? Probably,” he added. “Usually the good players are quite critical of themselves. When you play for Man United and you don’t win a trophy you probably would be critical of yourself.”United had a relatively disappointing campaign as they finished a distant second to Manchester City in the Premier League and suffered the disappointment of losing 1-0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup final.last_img read more

Emery knowledge impressed Gazidis

first_imgUnai Emery Emery’s depth of knowledge impressed Arsenal’s Gazidis Jamie Smith 06:30 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) UnaiEmeryCropped Getty Images Arsenal Premier League The former PSG boss’ deep knowledge of the Gunners’ younger players was one of the reasons for his appointment, says the club’s chief executive Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis says the research Unai Emery had done on the club’s young talent was one of the reasons for his appointment as the club’s new head coach.Emery replaces Arsene Wenger, whose near 22-year stay at the club ended with a second successive finish outside the Premier League’s top four.The former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla coach beat out competition from seven other shortlisted candidates to earn the chance to take over from the departed Frenchman. 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 And Gazidis feels the depth of knowledge displayed by Emery during the interview process means the Spaniard earned the right to lead the Gunners.”What was really impressive was when you scratched the surface to go deeper and deeper and deeper,” Gazidis told the Arsenal website. “If we were speaking about one of our young players, if we targeted Ainsley Maitland-Niles for example, Unai knows Ainsley. He’s watched him, he’s familiar with his patterns of play, his capabilities, he’s very excited about his potential and was able to talk about how excited he was to work with Ainsley, to develop him as a player. “Very specifically, when you asked the follow-up question and the follow-up question and the follow-up question, you’d get more and more depth about how exactly he would do that, exactly how him and his team would work with an individual player to develop them into the best player they can possibly be and also within the team dynamic.”There are a lot of platitudes in the game of football, a lot, and people can speak at a surface level very easily to sound confident and impressive. What’s impressive to me is when you scratch through that and you get deeply involved in what exactly they mean.”So @UnaiEmery_, what did you make of the training ground?#WelcomeUnai— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 24, 2018Gazidis, however, is under no illusions about the size of the task facing Emery, who won a domestic treble before leaving PSG.”The hard work starts right now,” Gazidis added. “We are right into the transfer window of course, but we’re also into many other things such as how we’re going to integrate his team, how we think about pre-season planning, how the teams are going to work together.”There’s a lot of work to be done now to integrate this new team into our existing team. I know that we can do that successfully but it’s going to take hard work through the summer. There’s been obviously a lot of question marks as we’ve gone through this period of transition over recent weeks but now it’s really time to look forward as a football club.”I am really excited about Unai’s appointment. I feel he’s a great fit for our football club. His value set, the way he conducts himself is really Arsenal class. Underneath that, you’ve got all of the technical side that he brings to the table and then on top of it all, which our fans will connect with, is this passion for the game and this energy. Once he brings that into the Emirates and into the Premier League, our fans are going to feel electrified by it.”We don’t know what the journey will hold exactly, and there will certainly be ups and downs, but I think our fans will appreciate the commitment and the passion that we’re bringing to this effort and I think they’ll be behind us on this journey.”last_img read more

Brian Mulroneys daughter seeking Ontario PC nomination

first_imgTORONTO – Former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s daughter is seeking to run for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives in next year’s provincial election, adding some potential star power to a party looking to unseat an unpopular government.Caroline Mulroney, the vice-president of an investment firm, announced on social media Wednesday that she will seek the nomination in York-Simcoe, north of the Toronto area.The riding has been held since 1995 by Progressive Conservative Julia Munro, who is retiring. Munro tweeted Wednesday that Mulroney has her full support.In an announcement on Facebook, accompanied by a YouTube video, Mulroney said that as a working mother of four she knows change is needed in Ontario so people can thrive.“To do that we need a government that focuses on affordability, manages our taxes properly, so we get the services we expect — like reliable health care and a quality education system that links to jobs,” the 43-year-old said in a statement.The Progressive Conservatives attracted the star potential candidate at a time when they are polling consistently ahead of the governing Liberals.Mulroney’s polished nomination campaign launch echoed familiar Progressive Conservative messaging as she positioned herself as a solid Tory choice.“After 14 years of Liberal governments, life has become more difficult for hard-working Ontarians,” Mulroney wrote in her Facebook announcement. “With my experience, I will be a strong team member that will help form an effective PC government in 2018.”Party leader Patrick Brown wrote on Twitter that he is “thrilled to see such exceptional individuals like (Mulroney) step up to seek a nomination” for the party.The meeting where Mulroney will learn if she has secured the nomination to run in York-Simcoe is set for Sept. 10. The provincial election will be held in June 2018.Mulroney is the vice-president of Toronto-based BloombergSen Investment Partners.Formerly, she worked at a venture debt fund, as a lawyer in New York City, as the associate director of the New York University Center for Law and Business, and an analyst in investment banking at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc.She also co-founded the Shoebox Project for Shelters, which collects and distributes gifts to women who are homeless or at risk, and is on the board of directors of the Hospital for SickKids Foundation and the Fraser Institute.Mulroney also used to be a member of the board of directors of the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority.Her father, Brian Mulroney, was the Progressive Conservative prime minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993.last_img read more

Security Council welcomes imminent deployment of West African troops to Liberia

In a statement to the press, the Council President, Ambassador Inocencio F. Arias of Spain, said the 15-nation body welcomed the imminent deployment of a vanguard force of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), including two Nigerian battalions, and called on the international community to support the alliance’s efforts. The statement said Council members expressed their concern for the continuing deterioration of the security situation and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Liberia. Council members “emphasized that all parties to the conflict must honour the ceasefire and commit themselves to finalize a comprehensive peace agreement as soon as possible,” Ambassador Arias said. They also “reiterated that President [Charles] Taylor must honour his commitment to leave Liberia so that the transitional government can be installed and peace restored.” Ambassador Arias said the members also urged the rebel Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) to immediately stop its indiscriminate shelling of the capital Monrovia. read more

Ban warns of perfect storm of crises confronting Sahel region of Africa

“Political turmoil, extreme climatic conditions and fragile economies are combining to create a perfect storm of vulnerability,” he told a High-Level Meeting on the Sahel held on the margins of the 67th UN General Assembly. The Sahel region is currently facing a swathe of problems, which are not only political but also involve security, humanitarian resilience and human rights. In addition to political turmoil and insecurity in Mali, the region also suffers from extreme poverty, with human development levels among the lowest in the world, porous borders that present significant security challenges, as well as human rights problems. Added to all of that is the humanitarian crisis affecting the region this year, in which over 18 million people are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity and over one million children risk severe acute malnutrition. “Terrorist groups, transnational criminal organizations and insurgencies threaten peace and prosperity,” Mr. Ban said. “There is a particularly disturbing rise in extremism, and human rights abuses are prevalent. Human trafficking is on the rise, along with drug trafficking and arms smuggling.” At the same time, development is under threat, with environmental shocks such as floods, droughts and locust swarms, combined with global food price volatility, eroding resilience, he added. Mr. Ban noted that instability in northern Mali, where Islamic militants have seized control, has caused more than 260,000 refugees to flee to neighbouring countries, further straining the already fragile social and economic infrastructure. But he cautioned that any proposed military solution to the security crisis in northern Mali should be considered extremely carefully. “This could have significant humanitarian consequences, including further displacement and restrictions on humanitarian access,” he stressed. In July, the Security Council requested the Secretary-General to develop an integrated regional strategy for the Sahel, encompassing security, governance, development, human rights and humanitarian dimensions. Mr. Ban said the UN is developing an Integrated Regional Strategy on the Sahel that will strengthen regional capacities to combat insecurity, prevent and respond to large-scale crises, and promote democratic governance and respect for human rights. The strategy will help countries of the Sahel to stem the terrorist threat, fight organized crime and control the proliferation of weapons. This will include tackling money laundering and improving border management. It will also promote inclusiveness, conciliation and mediation to decrease tensions within and between countries, seek to strengthen the short- and long-term ability of communities to cope with extreme climatic conditions and market shocks, and place great emphasis on environmental management. Participants at the meeting, according to a chairman’s summary, reaffirmed their commitment to assist and support the people of the Sahel, including through the integrated strategy and through mechanisms already in place. “The participants welcomed the regional nature of the strategy while anchored in national ownership, highlighting that the onus for solving the crisis in the Sahel, and in particular, promoting democratic governance, rested with the governments of the region.” They also welcomed the Secretary-General’s intention to appoint a Special Envoy for the Sahel.On Mali, participants called for a clear transitional roadmap leading to a resolution of the conflict in the north and the holding of elections as soon as possible. read more

Weba Chute Systems looks to Russia with Somex agreement

first_imgSouth Africa-based OEM Weba Chute Systems has further extended its footprint into the northern hemisphere with the recent appointment of Somex as a licensee in Russia.Managing Director of Weba Chute Systems, Mark Baller said the selection of Somex as its partner in Russia is in line with the company’s long-term goal of a sustainable international business model.“We have always been very selective about the markets which we enter,” Baller said. “We obviously seek those markets that offer the greatest potential, partnering with companies that have the best possible fit to ensure a sustainable future there.”This approach has proven successful, with Weba already having extensive representation across the globe with licensees and agents in the US, Canada, South America, Turkey and Australia, as well as throughout Africa. Significantly, Weba Chute Systems has an established reputation with more than 4,500 of its custom-engineered chute systems installed all over the world.“When we identified Russia as a prospective market for us, Somex was a partner that fulfilled our demanding requirements,” Baller said. “Somex operates 20 offices across the Russian territory and has an extensive range of products and services which have synergy with our custom engineered chute and transfer systems.”Baller added that Somex also has a solid engineering capability with manufacturing facilities that produce quality products, as well as an extensive sales network across a spectrum of industries where bulk materials need to be transferred.“Russia is important because it is one of the largest producers of raw materials globally, with a relatively untapped market where Weba Chute Systems would be of immediate benefit to many operations,” he said. “Many of the plants we visited in Russia are state-of-the-art facilities with high-tech equipment and best practice efficiencies. However, on the materials handling side, there is a huge need for improvement and we can bring the skills and technical knowledge to optimise these operations.”Weather conditions in the northern hemisphere place vastly different demands on materials handling operations, but Baller said this is a learning curve the company has already undergone.“In Russia, there are extremes in weather conditions from hot, humid summers to freezing winters which means equipment has to accommodate the way this affects the material being handled,” he said. “If moist material freezes in a barge, for instance, the particles being unloaded could become larger chunks of 20 to 30 times the specified lump size.”He notes a range of other factors must also be considered during the design phase, including the lack of accessibility to many mines during certain times of the year. This requires that maintenance and servicing must be carefully planned in advance of product delivery, to ensure optimal uptime and continuous, cost-effective operation.“We are excited by the signing of this new licensee agreement with Somex and look forward to adding our expertise in chute systems to assist mines and other materials handling plants in Russia to lower their overall cost of ownership,” Baller concluded.last_img read more

Youngster Blomstrand drives Sweden to Hamburg

Sweden continues to make history in German soil. After having qualified for the quarter-finals for the first time ever in a World Championship, they defeated Denmark 26-23 and are now among the best four teams of the competition. The Swedish will be in Hamburg on the final weekend. Hanna Blomstrand was MVP of the match scoring all 7 shots from 7 attempts.On the Scandinavian derby, Denmark started off better. Team captain Stine Jørgensen, Line Haugsted and Mette Tranborg were scoring from outside the 9 meters and Sandra Toft’s interventions were vital to give the coached by Klavs Brun Jørgensen a three goal advantage after 11’ (2-5). But the Swedish worked with patience and slowly but steadily started to chase after the Danish. At the end of the first period the lead had changed hands and saw Sweden 13-11 ahead. A big part of the responsibility for this comeback was the entrance of Filippa Idéhn for Johanna Bundsen on the Swedish goal.From the beginning of the second half, the coached by Henrik Signell imposed their rythm and after 9 minutes, the score was 18-13. A great performance from Hanna Blomstrand was key for the victory as her 7 goals from 7 attempts came exactly when Sweden needed them. With 4 minutes left to be played, Denmark got dangerously close (23-21); Blomstrand extended the gap to three again, and Tranborg responde. But a nice move on the right from Bella Gulldén set the three goal difference again only a minute before the final whistle. Olivia Mellegard put the last goal of the match with seconds to go and the celebrations started for the Swedish. Denmark’s Tranborg and Blomstrand were top scorers for the match with 7 goals each, while the Swedish was named MVP of the encounter.21-year-old Blomstrand couldn’t hide her smile after the match and couldn’t quite express her feelings: “It’s was a dream to make it into the semifinal in the World Championship. It’s an undescribable feeling, I’m so happy for the team, and for myself. It was such a win!”. When naming the reasons behind the victory, Blomstrand explained: “First of all I think it’s the team spirit, it’s so important in handball that we work together in defense and in offense, and I think we made it this time; both in defense and our goalies in the second half, and also on the middle of the first half, when we caught up, so then we could go into offense with a calmness and that’s important”.-Thorir Hergeirsson said after the match against you that yours was a team that could reach the semi-finals, did you also believe in that?-It’s a dream to go into the semifinals. We know that there are so many good teams that we’re going to meet, but we also know our abilities, and that if we showed what we showed against Norway, and today most of the times, then we knew it was possible, but we had to be spot on on everything.-Is the gold medal possible for you?-Everything is possible, I like to say that. And when we play like this, when we play at our highest I think we have a good possibility. But just now there are so many good teams, so we’ll see, but we know now that everything is possible and we’ll just have to go with that and see how far that’ll go!And from one youngster to possibly one of the World’s best backs, Bella Gulldén, the pouring of emotions continued on the mixed zone: “I feel great! It was really nice (to win). I’ve been waiting for this for a long, long time, and you never know when the chance will come again, so I will just enjoy this day. In the beginning we struggled a little bit, but then we had some saves and we could run and then Hanna Blomstrand comes in and she scored everytime so it was great”.Henrik Signell confirmed that this is his biggest achievement in his coaching career, but he does not settle for that: “So far it is (his biggest achievement), but I don’t think we are finished with this, I hope so. We believe in what we do and everybody wants the same thing. The moral on the team is fantastic, you could see it today, we were down three goals, I think, but we saidn ‘no worries’, we continued to do the same things that we had talked about before the game. I’m so proud”.Sweden will now face France in Hamburg on the Firday 15th. Bella GulldénDenmarkGermany2017Hanna BlomstrandHenrik SignellKlavs Brun JorgensenSimplyWunderbarStine JorgensenSweden ← Previous Story NEW ROLE: Mattias Andersson to become goalkeeper’s coach in Austrian NT Next Story → AMAZING RUN: Dutch 4th semi-final in a row! read more

Property investors look to Greece

first_imgUp to 3,000 upmarket homes are set to be sold to non-European Union citizens wishing to invest in the Greek market in order to acquire a five-year residence permit in Greece. This investment incentive (which is conditional on a minimum of 250,000 euros being spent on property), has drawn strong interest from Chinese, American and Russian buyers and investors over the last few months. Investors can buy more than one property in order to reach the amount required. Estate agents say they have been approached by foreign agencies to that end, and estimate that the required amount of properties will be hard to find in the local market despite the surplus of over 200,000 unsold homes across the country. Theologos Bosdas, head of the Greek branch of German estate agency Engel & Volkers, says: “We do not have a sufficient number of properties, as construction in Greece is fragmented. There are not enough homes per seller or builder to satisfy that specific category of buyers.” Source: ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

NehalemEX Intel lance son nouveau processeur 8 coeurs

first_imgNehalem-EX : Intel lance son nouveau processeur 8 coeursÉtats-Unis – Intel va commercialiser son processeur 8 cœurs durant le mois de mars. Le Nehalem-EX, c’est son nom, équipera notamment les serveurs eX5 d’IBM.Le processeur 8 coeurs d’Intel sera bientôt commercialisé. Le Nehalem-EX est gravé en 45 nanomètres et sera destiné aux serveurs haut de gamme. Chaque cœur peut exercer deux flux, ce qui lui permet d’obtenir une capacité de 64 cœurs virtuels. Le composant est équipé de 2,3 milliards de transistors et chaque cœur bénéficie d’interconnexions avec ses voisins.IBM a choisi le Nehalem-EX pour équiper trois de ses serveurs eX5 qui sortiront prochainement. Ce genre de serveur est plus souvent limité par la mémoire que par le processeur, point fort du nouveau produit d’Intel. L’entreprise a ainsi voulu faire une annonce du même acabit que celle de Cisco concernant le Nehalem-EP, afin de devancer la concurrence.Le 8 mars 2010 à 13:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

One Pokémon Go player got all of Belgium banned

first_imgThe launch of Pokémon Go on Android and iOS has been rough for developer Niantic. At first, the company couldn’t keep its servers online, then it had to remove Pokémon tracking, and only now is it getting around to dealing with the endemic cheating going on in the game. Niantic has been aggressively banning cheaters, which is a good thing. One player wondered, though, could he get around that? It turns out no, he just ended up getting the entire country of Belgium banned. One of the most prominent forms of cheating in Pokémon Go is using an automated bot. Since Pokémon Go requires you to actually travel around to different areas in search of Pokémon and supplies, it takes more time and effort than other mobile games. A bot can spoof GPS and walk around for you, collecting Pokémon and items. To combat this, Niantic has been disabling the accounts of cheaters as well as banning their IP addresses.A Redditor using the handle “mewtwo_captured” decided to run a bit of an experiment. He used burner SIM cards to launch a huge number of connections to Pokémon Go from the same IP address, the address belonging to Belgian carrier Proximus. His theory was that by using this address, he could get unlimited access to the servers to run a Pokémon Go mapping service. After pinging the Pokémon Go servers a few thousand times, Niantic flagged the account as a bot and banned the IP address. This cut off all Proximus users from accessing Pokémon Go. The user deleted his or her account from Reddit, but other players have archived the posts. Niantic realized its error eventually and restored access to Proximus users the next day. This was only possible because Proximus was kind enough to offer free Pokémon Go data on pre-paid cards — it won’t be doing that anymore. See? This is why we can’t have nice things. Guarantee 1000+ CP1/17For Pokemon that can evolve, their starting CP will dictate whether or not their final evolution will hit the coveted 1000+ mark. While each Pokemon grow at different rates, you can use PoGoToolKit to estimate their final CP.Photo Credit: @iBlali on Twitter.<><>last_img read more

Shane and Owens tonight on Smackdown Live Susan G Komen

first_img Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins unleash your 15% of money raised. Now Playing Up Next October 3, 2017 at 6:31 pm Glenn Wolf Facebook Videos Articles Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Comments are closed. SGK – Longest running scam in WWE Now Playing Up Next FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Videos Articles Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articlescenter_img Al79 Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest 2 COMMENTS Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW WhatsApp Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next October 3, 2017 at 1:13 pm Google+ Shane and Owens tonight on Smackdown LiveAdvertised for tonight’s Smackdown Live in Denver is Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens facing off before the Hell in a Cell PPV this Sunday night.Also scheduled is Shinsuke Nakamura kicking off the show tonight, Baron Corbin vs. Tye Dillinger, the return of The Fashion Files and The Usos will read WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day “their rights” ahead of this will have coverage of Smackdown Live tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.Susan G. KomenWWE issued the following on Monday announcing the “Unleash Your Warrior” campaign as part of Susan G. Komen for the month of October.WWE® AND SUSAN G. KOMEN® ENCOURAGE YOU TO “UNLEASH YOUR WARRIOR” IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCERSTAMFORD, Conn., October 2, 2017 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and Susan G. Komen® will continue their partnership for the sixth consecutive year to celebrate everyday heroes making a difference in the fight against breast cancer, encouraging them to “Be Strong, Act Bold, Always Believe,” a sentiment echoed by WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior®.This year WWE created a commemorative, limited edition “Unleash Your Warrior” t-shirt that is available for purchase at and at WWE live events, with 100 percent of net proceeds benefiting Komen research grants focused on metastatic breast cancer, a disease that is responsible for most of the nation’s 40,000 annual breast cancer deaths. Fans also have the option of donating $1, $5, or $10 upon checkout, with all proceeds benefiting Komen.WWE will utilize its global platforms including WWE Network, TV broadcasts, live events, PSAs, and digital and social media to generate awareness and encourage action. Throughout the month of October, the WWE announcer table, entrance ramp, ring skirts and digital signage will be co-branded, and the middle ring rope turned pink to promote the fight against breast cancer. WWE Superstars will wear co-branded “Unleash Your Warrior” apparel, and breast cancer survivors along with those still battling the disease, will be honored on WWE’s flagship TV programs, Monday Night Raw® and SmackDown® Live, both airing live on USA Network.“We’re so grateful to be enhancing our partnership with WWE this fall in support of those 154,000 women and men currently living with metastatic breast cancer in the U.S.,” said Christina Alford, SVP of Development at Susan G. Komen. “We are encouraging WWE’s countless dedicated fans and supporters to unleash their warrior within and join us in the fight against breast cancer.”“WWE is proud to expand our partnership with Susan G. Komen to raise funds and awareness in support of the courageous individuals battling metastatic breast cancer,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “This support is essential to improve the treatment and quality of life for the true warriors with this devastating disease, and we remain committed to standing side by side with Komen in the fight to end breast cancer.”The “Unleash Your Warrior” campaign continues the history of success between Komen and WWE. The partnership launched in 2012 with the successful “Rise Above Cancer” campaign, and to-date, has raised $2 million for breast cancer research, education and screening. You can learn more about this partnership by visiting as Komen continues working toward their Bold Goal of reducing the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Wales female legend says Ramsey will do well in Juventus

first_imgAccording to Jess Fishlock, a move to the Italian League Serie A giants will benefit Aaron Ramsey and “prolong his career.”There have been some rumors that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will sign with Italian Lega Serie A club Juventus.And fellow Wales female footballer, and current Olympique Lyonnais midfielder and coach, Jess Fishlock says a move for Ramsey would be the best thing that can happen to him.“Will Ramsey go to Juve? I hope he does,” Fishlock said to the BBC.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I know there is a bubble in England, I completely understand that the Premier League is a massive bubble, but there are other leagues out there who produce some of the best players in the world, through their development.”“If you are a young, aspiring kid who wants to go about things the right way and get to the level you want to and be respected for who you are, then yeah, going to a different environment that is all about football, it is impossible that, that could hurt you,” she added.“It is only going to make you better and there is evidence with Sancho of that.”“If Ramsey goes to Juve, not only will it extend his career, he will get better. He will,” Fishlock concluded.last_img read more

Boldyreva moves in Mondelez International

first_imgMasha Boldyreva has changed roles at Mondelez International, moving from reward director, Europe to HR director, Northern Europe.Previously, Boldyreva has worked at organisations including Cadbury, Credit Suisse and Eastern Electricity.last_img

One transported after fire in Miami duplex

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – One person was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in a Miami duplex, Thursday.7News was over the scene, near Northwest 64th Street and Third Avenue, Thursday morning.Officials said the fire started on one side of the duplex. However, residents from both sides of the home fled from the duplex.One person was taken to the hospital, though the extent of their injuries is unknown.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_img 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 | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 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 | 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 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 News | September 26, 2013 ASTRO, AUA Highlight at ASTRO Guideline for Radiation Therapy After Prostatectomy Guideline provides detailed direction on treatment options for prostate cancer patients 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  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 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 September 26, 2013 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) highlighted the recently published Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline during ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meeting, Sept. 22-25, 2013, in Atlanta.The guideline focuses on radiation therapy after prostatectomy for patients with and without evidence of prostate cancer recurrence, and is a joint effort between ASTRO and the American Urological Assn. (AUA). The 81-page document represents an intensive collaboration among experts in the radiation oncology and urology fields, led by Richard K. Valicenti, M.D., MBA, professor and chair of the department of radiation oncology at the University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento, on behalf of ASTRO, and Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., director of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Glenda and Gary Woods Distinguished Chair in genitourinary oncology, on behalf of the AUA.The “Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline” is a comprehensive review of 324 research articles of English-language publications within the Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane databases, published from Jan. 1, 1990 through Dec. 15, 2012. The guideline is available online free as a PDF document at and, and was published in the Aug. 1, 2013, print issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of ASTRO, and in the August 2013 print issue of The Journal of Urology, the official journal of the AUA.The strategies and approaches recommended were derived from evidence-based and consensus-based processes in the reviewed articles. The systematic review included articles that provided detailed efficacy for patients with detectable and undetectable prostatic specific antigen (PSA) levels, toxicity and quality of life impact, and optimal imaging strategies to determine the appropriateness of radiation therapy use in patients suspected of recurrence. Only studies in which PSA data were provided for 75 percent or more patients were included in the guideline.The guideline document provides the following clinical principles, recommendations, standards and options: 1. patients who are being considered for management of localized prostate cancer with radical prostatectomy should be informed of the potential for adverse pathologic findings that portend a higher risk of cancer recurrence;2. patients with adverse pathologic findings including seminal vesicle invasion, positive surgical margins and extraprostatic extension should be informed that adjuvant radiation therapy, compared to radical prostatectomy only, reduces the risk of biochemical (PSA) recurrence, local recurrence and clinical progression of cancer;3. physicians should offer adjuvant radiation therapy to patients with adverse pathologic findings at the time of prostatectomy, including seminal vesicle invasion, positive surgical margins or extraprostatic extension because of demonstrated reductions in biochemical recurrence, local recurrence and clinical progression;4. patients should be informed that the development of a PSA recurrence after surgery is associated with a higher risk of development of metastatic prostate cancer or death from the disease;5. clinicians should define biochemical recurrence as a detectable or rising PSA value after surgery that is = 0.2 ng/ml with a second confirmatory level = 0.2 ng/ml;6. a restaging evaluation in the patient with a PSA recurrence may be considered;7. physicians should offer salvage radiation therapy to patients with PSA or local recurrence after radical prostatectomy in whom there is no evidence of distant metastatic disease;8. patients should be informed that the effectiveness of radiation therapy for PSA recurrence is greatest when given for lower levels of PSA; and9. patients should be informed of the possible short-term and long-term urinary, bowel and sexual side effects of radiation therapy, as well as the potential benefits of controlling disease recurrence.“This guideline explicitly includes a multitude of significant clinical trial results from more than 20 years of thorough research,” said Valicenti. “There is a critical need for evidence-based standards, recommendations and options to maximize our ultimate goal of increased patient survival and quality of life. This guideline is a compendium of the vast wealth of research available and provides a thorough treatment template for us to consider for prostate cancer patients after a radical prostatectomy.”The “Adjuvant and Salvage Radiotherapy After Prostatectomy: ASTRO/AUA Guideline” is jointly copyrighted by ASTRO and the AUA. It will serve as a new, living manifesto of both specialties’ dedication to optimal patient care and outcomes and will be updated regularly.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read morelast_img read more

Costa Ricas Chinchilla signs 40 million aid bill for coffee farmers

first_imgPresident Laura Chinchilla signed a bill into law Wednesday morning that will provide$40 million in support for Costa Rica’s coffee farmers struggling with a devastating fungus, according to a press release from her office.Along with Agriculture and Livestock Minister Xinia Chaves Quirós, the president visited the Coopronaranjo coffee cooperative to sign a law establishing the Support Trust for Producers Affected by Roya, or Hemileia vastatrix, a fungus that has ravaged coffee plantations across Central America this season.The president’s office estimates that the trust will benefit 250,000 mostly small farmers from across the country. Over 60 percent of Costa Rica’s coffee is affected by roya, also known as leaf rust.The Agriculture and Livestock Ministry estimates a 20 percent drop in production during the 2013-2014 harvest that could knock some small farmers out of commission for two to three years.The funds are intended to go toward financing social programs, low interest loans to replant damaged coffee fields, and debt reduction. The regions most affected by roya are Coto Brus, Pérez Zeledón, Turriabla and Valle Occidental, according to the Costa Rican Coffee Institute.Costa Rica declared a coffee emergency in January along with several other Central American countries, noting that as much as 30 percent of the small country’s crop could be lost to leaf rust.The current wave of leaf rust in Central America is the worst since it was first found on the isthmus in 1976. PROMECAFE, a coffee research organization based in Guatemala, estimates that roya could cost the isthmus $500 million. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

The Travel Industry Exhibition

first_imgThe Travel Industry Exhibition Earlybird rates on tickets have been extended to 12 May for The Travel Industry Exhibition & Conference 2017 in Sydney at Luna Park from 20-21 July, and in Melbourne at MCEC from 25-26 July, with savings of up to $100 per ticket, and $675 on five tickets or more.With the theme “Agents of Change”, the conference will inform and inspire delegates to shift the way they think about their business in order to recognise their own value, and increase their customer base. A stellar line up of 25+ speakers from inside and outside the industry will discuss big picture trends, key skills development, latest industry tools and best practice case studies.Highlights include an opening keynote from Zelda la Grange, Presidential Aide to Nelson Mandela. Click here to purchase earlybird conference tickets and to view the programlast_img read more