Three ex-wives thwart man’s fourth attempt at marriage

first_imgHe got lucky thrice, but a man in Uttar Pradesh ran into trouble in his fourth attempt at married life as his three previous wives, who he had divorced through triple talaq, have now accused him of raping a minor and also making their obscene videos.The three women approached police two days ago and alleged that 30-year-old Danish married for the first time in 2013 and made a smutty MMS of his wife.According to police, after a dispute with her, Danish began blackmailing his wife and her family by threatening to share the MMS on social media. He later pronounced triple talaq, a Muslim divorce practice, and married for a second time.The troubled second marriage lasted only a year and he divorced his wife.On October 24 last year, the accused went to his uncle’s house where he allegedly raped his 15-year-old cousin and later married her.BlackmailedHe allegedly again shot a dirty MMS and threatened her parents he would share it on social media if they protested.“On October 24, 2016 my nephew came to our house, and when everyone slept, Danish raped my daughter. When after hearing her screams we reached there, he offered to marry her and also threatened to kill her if we did not allow the wedding to happen,” the mother of the teenage girl said. She alleged that Danish not only used to torture and beat up her daughter but also did not allow her to meet her.After some time, Danish got rid of his third wife by handily pronouncing talaq thrice in quick succession.When the three women came to know of his plan to get hitched for the fourth time, they reached the office of Additional Superintendent of Police Dinesh Tripathi and narrated their woes.FIR under POSCO ActTripathi said an FIR has been registered against Danish under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. The matter is under investigation, he said.last_img read more

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Uproar in M.P. House over woman’s suicide

first_imgThe Opposition Congress on Tuesday created a ruckus in the Assembly demanding a debate on the “suicide” committed by a woman allegedly married to the son of State Public Works Department Minister Rampal Singh. The issue stalled the proceedings of the Assembly multiple times. Finally, the House was adjourned for the day. As soon as the Question Hour started, Leader of the Opposition Ajay Singh said he had submitted an adjournment motion on a serious matter which needed to be debated upon. Responding to his demand, Speaker Sitasharan Sharma said the matter could be taken up after Question Hour. This led to a heated exchange between the Treasury Benches and the Opposition.Acknowledging that the matter was serious, State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said the police are investigating the case and asked the Opposition to desist from blaming anybody before the probe is over.The Congress MLAs demanded an immediate debate on the issue. State Legislative Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra said the Congress was raising the issue due to an “infighting” within the party. He questioned the Congress for “keeping quiet” on the issue of its MLA, Hemant Katare, who has been booked for raping a woman student. Amid the ruckus, the House was adjourned thrice.Later, the Congress members walked out of the Assembly and the Speaker transacted the listed business in the absence of the Opposition members. The Congress has alleged that the woman killed herself last Saturday as the Minister’s son, Girjesh Pratap Singh, was going to get married for the second time at the behest of his father, and was “pressurising her to return their marriage papers”.The party has demanded that Mr. Girjesh Pratap be booked for abetment to suicide. It has also demanded the Minister’s resignation from the State Cabinet.last_img read more

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Poor TCE Rates Push Scorpio Tankers to Loss

first_imgzoom Due to low time charter equivalent (TCE) rates, Monaco-based tanker shipping company Scorpio Tankers suffered a net loss of USD 11.5 million in the first quarter of 2017, against a net income of USD 28 million posted in the same period last year. From January to March 2017, TCE revenue decreased to USD 120.3 million from USD 164.8 million seen in the same quarter a year earlier. As disclosed, this decrease was driven by a drop in overall TCE revenue per day to USD 14,408 in the fist quarter of 2017 from USD 20,203 during the three-month period of 2016.“TCE revenue per day decreased across all of our operating segments as unfavorable market conditions that developed during the second half of 2016, driven by the delivery of newbuildings, high product inventories, low refining margins and a lack of arbitrage opportunities, persisted into the first quarter of 2017,” Scorpio Tankers said.In April, Scorpio Tankers entered into agreements to sell and leaseback three MR product tankers, STI Beryl, STI Le Rocher and STI Larvotto, to an unaffiliated third party. Two of these sales were completed this month and the third is expected to close prior to May 1.“Upon closing, all amounts outstanding under the company’s 2011 credit facility are expected to be fully repaid, and the company’s liquidity is expected to increase by an aggregate of approximately USD 30 million,” according to Scorpio Tankers.In February and March, the tanker owner took delivery of STI Selatar and STI Rambla, two LR2 product tankers, from Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (SSME).In addition, STI Galata and STI Bosphorus, two MR product tankers that were under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), were handed over to the company in March and April, respectively.As of April, Scorpio Tankers’ owned fleet comprised 79 vessels with an aggregate tonnage of 5.17 million dwt. Additionally, the company had 21 ships in its time or bareboat chartered-in fleet, with a total tonnage of 1.02 million dwt.last_img read more

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Markets Right Now Stocks fall as weak earnings offset GDP

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening lower Friday after weak earnings reports offset a report showing solid growth in the U.S. economy.The economy grew at a solid 3.2%, the Commerce Department said, compared with 2.2% in the fourth quarter.Some earnings news disappointed investors. Intel gave a cautious outlook for the full year. Its stock fell 9.3% and dragged down other chipmaker stocks.Exxon Mobil fell 2.2% after both profit and revenue came up short of Wall Street expectations.The S&P 500 index fell 4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,921.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 44 points, or 0.2%, to 26,417. The Nasdaq fell 40 points, or 0.5%, to 8,077.Bond prices rose after the economic report. The yield on the 10 year Treasury fell to 2.49%.The Associated Press read more

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Wimal served indictments over earnings of Rs 75 million

Indictments were served on former Minister Wimal Weerawansa today over his earnings of over Rs 75 million when he was a Minister.The Colombo High Court served the indictments following a case filed by the Bribery Commission last year. Weerawansa was accused by the Bribery Commission of earning Rs 75 million from 2009 to 2014 through unlawful and illegal means. (Colombo Gazette)

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Miners lead TSX lower as data shows contracting Chinese manufacturing sector

Miners lead TSX lower as data shows contracting Chinese manufacturing sector by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 5, 2014 6:22 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed lower Monday as traders balanced surveys that showed Chinese manufacturing shrank in April for afourth month in a row against data that indicated a strengthening American economy.The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 68.12 points to 14,697.03, led by declines in mining stocks after the HSBC index of Chinese factory activity rose by 0.1 point to 48.1 in April on a 100-point scale in which readings below 50 indicate contraction.The gauge also fell short of its already weak preliminary result, raising another round of questions about the health of China, the world’s second-biggest economy. But analysts noted that the recent mass of data indicates that the global economy is still moving in the right direction.“It is not a surprise to anybody that the Chinese data is showing the economy growing at slower pace,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“Broadly, the economy backdrop continues to move in a favourable direction and so any data to the contrary, even if it is data that was expected like the Chinese PMI data, is enough to get investors to perhaps take a step back and exercise a little more caution.”The Canadian dollar was up 0.24 of a cent at 91.31 cents US.U.S. indexes were largely lacklustre but well off the worst levels of the session as other data showed greater than expected expansion in the American service sector. The Institute for Supply Management’s index hit 55.2 in April versus the reading of 54 that economists had expected.The Dow Jones industrials recovered from a triple-digit tumble to edge up 17.66 points to 16,530.55. The Nasdaq rose 14.16 points to 4,138.06 and the S&P 500 index was 3.52 points higher at 1,884.66.Andrew Grantham, economist at CIBC World Markets, called the ISM report “further encouraging evidence that the US economy is bouncing back strongly in Q2 following a weather-impacted first quarter.”The TSX base metals led decliners, down 2.33 per cent as the Chinese data helped push July copper down two cents to US$3.05 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) fell 69 cents to $20.86.The energy sector declined 0.41 per cent as June crude in New York slipped 64 cents to US$99.12 a barrel.The gold sector drifted about 0.13 per cent lower as worries about deteriorating conditions in Ukraine pushed gold higher for a second day, up $6.40 to US$1,309.30 an ounce.The telecom sector was up slightly with shares in BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) up nine cents to $48.96 a day before the telecom posts quarterly earnings.It’s a heavy earnings week in Canada, where investors will also take in reports from other major companies, including Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF), pipeline company Enbridge (TSX:ENB), Kinross Gold (TSX:K), Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM), Tim Hortons (TSX:THI), Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ), Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC.A) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (TSX:VRX).On the corporate front, retailer Target announced Monday that chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down nearly five months after the retailer disclosed a massive security breach that has hurt its reputation among customers and greatly hurt its business. The company has also struggled with its expansion into Canada, its first foray outside the U.S. and its shares fell 3.45 per cent to US$59.87 in New York. TMX Broadcast Centre is pictured in Toronto on May 16, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn read more

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Politics has too much sway over culture education in Bosnia and Herzegovina

“Culture and education seem to have been held hostage to political debates,” Farida Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, said as she wrapped up her first mission to the country.“This has an immense detrimental effect on the artistic, cultural, scientific and academic life in the country, and on the right of all people, without discrimination, to enjoy their cultural rights and to access their cultural heritage,” she stated in a news release. Ms. Shaheed said one telling example is the current uncertainty surrounding the fate of seven crucial cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the National Museum which closed its doors last year. “I am concerned by the extent to which political bodies have expanded their influence over cultural institutions, whose independence should be guaranteed in law as well as in practice,” she said, noting that there was frustration across the board during her visit that efforts are being blocked at the level of senior decision-makers and politicians. The Special Rapporteur stressed that one worrying trend lies in “over-emphasizing cultural differences, including linguistic differences, to justify practices amounting to segregation of people based on their ethno-national affiliation, in particular in the field of education.” The population of Bosnia and Herzegovina is predominantly divided among three constituent peoples, or ethnic groups – Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats.She urged all levels of Government to maximize the opportunities for people to engage in culture, sports, science and arts, and to have access to “neutral spaces where politics and ethno-national affiliations do not interfere.” “A dynamic, pluralistic and inclusive culture is central to reconciliation and it is most certainly the way forward, in terms of both peace and economic development for Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said the expert. During the 12-day mission that concluded today, Ms. Shaheed met with a wide range of actors Sarajevo, Mostar, Jajce, Banja Luka, Brèko and Srebrenica, and visited a number of monuments, memorials and museums. Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. They work in an unpaid capacity. Ms. Shaheed will present her report at a forthcoming session of the Council in Geneva. read more

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Behind Carmelo and Amare the Knicks Beat Heat Avoid

Carmelo Anthony had 41 points.It had been a long time since New York Knicks fans could celebrate a playoff victory. They had an NBA postseason record of 13 straight losses spanning 11 years. So, excuse them for dropping streamers from the rafters of Madison Square Garden last night after they extended their first-round series against the Miami Heat.The 89-87 victory likely only postponed the inevitable; Miami still leads the series 3-1 and looks to close out the Knicks at home on Wednesday. But, for New York, it did not matter.“A great win for us, for our fans to finally get over that hump of those consecutive games that we lost. . . over those years in the playoffs,” said forward Amare Stoudemire, who returned after missing a game because of that much-talked-about left hand he cut after Game 2. He was a factor, too, with 20 points and 10 rebounds.But it was all-star Carmelo Anthony who was the catalyst, scoring 41 points in a rousing performance. Anthony made a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 54.5 seconds left. Still, it took a Dwyane Wade missed three-pointer as time expired to give NY some playoff life.LeBron James scored 27 for the Heat, including some spectacular late-game baskets, and Wade added 22.The Knicks’ win was marred by the gruesome injury to starting guard Baron Davis, who dislocated his right knee while running a fast break. He is out for the remainder of the playoffs. read more

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Experts to make smart map of railway suicide hot spots

first_imgWe need to move away from thinking that fences are the be-all and end-allIan Stevens, head of the Suicide Prevention Programme Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Currently, most suicide research is dominated by psychologists, who attempt to explain the phenomenon at an individual level, or by sociologists, who strive for societal explanations.Network Rail’s new strategy, however, aims to profile communities near known high-risk locations and then actively look for other towns and villages that fit the model.Ian Stevens, who runs the organisation’s Suicide Prevention Programme, said: “We need to move away from thinking that fences are the be-all and end-all.“All the prevention measures we could possibly have are in place at these stations, but unfortunately people still come and take their own life.“We need to understand the communities around these spots.”In 2015-16, 252 people took their own lives, or were suspected of having done so, on the railway network. This was 35 fewer than the previous year.On average, each incident causes 2,000 minutes of train delays and drivers involved in suicides typically lose 29 working days as they recover.The team has been trialling its methods at two locations with a high rate of suicide.In December, its remit will be expanded to a further four or five, with a view to expanding further in the coming months.Dr Robin Pharoah, the lead anthropologist, said his first task in any given community was to encourage suicide survivors to re-live their experience to find out what features attracted them to the nearby railway.“We’re going in and looking for clues,” he said.“The only thing we know in advance is that we don’t know what it is that we will find interesting.”Mr Stevens said that the data accumulated by Network Rail, which is updated daily, meant that staff were sometimes identifying areas with a high risk of suicide before local authorities, health services or charities.“If local authorities don’t know there is a flow of people coming to the railway they cannot help,” he said. “We’re trying to help paint a picture.”center_img A team of anthropologists has been hired to try to prevent suicides at sensitive locations on the railways where disruptions can cause gridlock.Network Rail has recruited the academics to study the communities around 32 such places.The team will use on-the-ground investigative procedures to understand what it is about “cluster” locations that attracts suicide attempts, meaning preventative measures like fences and police patrols can be bolstered.Their data is also intended to help create a smart map similar to those used by consumer analysts to try to predict where future suicide attempts will come from.last_img read more

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John Cena answers questions from kids on WrestleMania, House Hardy Halloween special

first_img SiriusXM is featuring a video (above) of John Cena taking questions from kids.Cena talks about his toughest opponent being Brock Lesnar and who he would pick as his favorite wrestler to ever get in the ring with in WWE.House Hardy Halloween specialThe WWE Network is listing a new “House Hardy Halloween” special that will be airing on October 28 following the Evolution PPV.WWE provided the following description for the special:“Bear witness as Woken Matt, Brother Nero and the rest of House Hardy prepare for a night of mayhem at their unprecedented Halloween Ball!”Matt Hardy shared the following video on Twitter about the special.#HouseHardy TEASER “PREPARE”You are invited to the 1st EVAH #HouseHardy Halloween Ball, exclusively on the @WWENetwork! pic.twitter.com/K1ks3UCbUm— #WOKEN, yet #BROKEN, Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) October 13, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) Twittercenter_img Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel last_img read more

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Man found dead now suspected in Dec. 29 robbery

first_imgPolice say they believe a man found dead in Vancouver’s Image neighborhood was involved in the beating and robbery of an older man. Vincent R. Trevino, 23, was found dead a couple of miles away from the victim’s home, just hours after the assault.A probable cause affidavit filed in Clark County Superior Court identifies four suspects, including Trevino, in the Dec. 29 beating of 63-year-old Douglas Hodgson.Trevino’s body was discovered in the early morning hours of Dec. 30 near Northeast 126th Avenue and Northeast 28th Street, about 2 1/2 miles from Hodgson’s residence. Trevino died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner, and his death was ruled a homicide. A suspect in his death has not yet been identified.Three other suspects in the beating — Adrian Diaz Aguilar, 20, Jessica R. Tellez, 33, and Pedro Hernandez Jr., 40 — have all been arrested and appeared in Superior Court. Aguilar is facing charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and possession of a stolen motor vehicle; Tellez is facing first-degree burglary and second-degree identity theft; and Hernandez is facing first-degree burglary and first-degree assault.Court records state that Hodgson was beaten into unconsciousness with metal pipes, and his wallet, containing debit cards, and a firearm were stolen. He suffered multiple rib, spine and facial fractures, deep head lacerations and brain bleeding.Shots-fired callShortly after 4 a.m. Dec. 30, Vancouver police responded to reports of shots fired in the 12500 block of Northeast 28th Street and found Trevino’s body. The sole of one of his shoes was covered in blood, and police found a cellphone and “jiggler” key, used to pick car locks, in his possession, according to a probable cause affidavit.last_img read more

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Jorginho Chelsea will achieve a lot under Sarri

first_imgChelsea midfielder Jorginho has seen enough quality in his team to believe they can achieve a lot under Maurizio Sarri’ and claimed it is ‘impossible not to love’ playing for the club.Jorginho has played a key role in helping Chelsea maintain an unbeaten run in the League since his move from Napoli. And he recently opened up on what it feels like playing for Sarri.“Maurizio Sarri is great. It’s great playing with him,” the Italy midfielder told Football Italia via Metro.“He is someone who gives you the opportunity to play with the ball and do what all footballers love to do. We have fun with the coach and that means we can play to a much higher level.“Obviously, you can always improve and you have to want to improve, which is something we are all striving towards here.“It is a privilege to come here and to play alongside them. I think anyone who plays at Chelsea is a big name player.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“They are also great people. I am loving it here. I love the club, I love the city. It would be impossible not to love it here.“My role is to give rhythm to our play. To help both the attackers and the defenders and bring a sense of balance to how we play.“A team like Chelsea has to want to win every game they play in. No matter what competition we are playing in, we want to win every game.“If we aim to do this, there are no limits to what we can achieve and I hope to have a couple of medals at the end of the season.“I love London. It is a wonderful city. There is so much to see and do — the only problem is it is a little colder than I am used to, but that’s life!“Andrea Pirlo and Xavi were the players that I try and model my game on. They were next level.”last_img read more

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Tourism report calls for strong direction exposes lack of planning

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director TCI beaches the back drop in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Related Items:KPMG, national tourism symposium, tci tourist board Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Nov 2015 – The KPMG National Tourism report is released and reveals that the Caribbean is the most dependent region in the world on Tourism and out of the 185 countries the world over, the Turks and Caicos is the nation third most dependent upon the industry. KPMG calls the tourism tale of the Turks and Caicos a success story; air arrivals have doubled in the past 12 years and cruise ship arrivals shot from 0 to nearly a million in just seven. We see that residents believe tourism provides the best career opportunities and that nearly all visitors enjoy their vacation experience here; 96% are satisfied and 98% would recommend the destination. The downside though is the TCI has stumbled into its tourism success and that to date there is no national development plan, no tourism market development strategy and the country, believe or not, has no tourism marketing plan.The KPMG report says the TCI Tourist Board possesses something they call the ‘Z-Factor’; and if you think it is positive thing, think again. The ‘Z-Factor’ points to consistent under-funding of the Tourist Board; the potential to have enduring success has been railroaded by unsustainable extremes. The Tourist Board has gone from receiving as much as $14.6 million between 2006 and 2009 per fiscal year, to now getting just $2.2 million dollars for this budget year. Add to this, The Turks and Caicos is not proactive when it comes to inward investment and this reactive posture has seen resources wasted on incomplete projects. KPMG was contracted last year for the comprehensive review of tourism and among its recommendations was the introduction of 15 programs to be implemented this year and it includes preparing a three year tourist board budget. There is more to come from the 106 page report presented last week at the National Tourism Symposium by Managing Director, Gary Brough. TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Lucas Paqueta Kakas my idol

first_imgAC Milan new signing Lucas Paqueta revealed his desire to follow in his “idol” Kaka’s footsteps during his own playing careerDespite reported interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona, Paqueta chose to join Milan for a reported €35m fee from Brazilian side Flamengo.The 21-year-old midfielder is regarded as one of most exciting talents in South American football and has been compared to Milan legend and fellow Brazilian Kaka.Now Paqueta, who will officially join Milan on January 1 when the transfer window opens, revealed his admiration for Kaka.“Kaka’s my idol,” said Paqueta, according to Football-Italia.“He had a brilliant career and it’s clear that I’d like to follow in his footsteps, but I also want to tell my own story at Milan.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’d like to take his best traits did and do the best I can. I’ve already been to Milan and everything’s been very calm so far.“It was a period of adaptation, also for my family. I hope to adapt as quickly as possible when I go back to Milan and help the team on the field.”Kaka himself was a former midfielder who managed 104 goals and 65 assists in 307 appearances for Milan across all competitions.The ex-Brazil international won the Serie A, Champions League, Club World Cup and Italian Super Cup at the San Siro.The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner also had spells with Sao Paulo, Real Madrid and Orlando City before retiring in 2017.last_img read more

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VIDEO Teammate taunts now cut Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo before practice shank

first_imgWhen the Bucs moved up in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft to pick kicker Roberto Aguayo, they hoped they had solved their kicking problems for a decade.But, after struggling through his rookie season, Aguayo was put in the position of having to fight for his job in training camp. After missing a field goal and an extra point in the Bucs preseason opener, he was released.A scene from last week’s Hard Knocks episode shows his teammates weren’t exactly showering him with words of encouragement before he was let go.On one practice field goal attempt, defensive lineman Chris Baker stood behind Aguayo and gave him the Danny Noonan taunting treatment and loudly predicted the kick would miss wide left. Aguayo promptly shanked it…. wide left. Ouch. There’s never any sympathy for the kicker in the NFL.bucs players were clowning on roberto aguayo right in his face pic.twitter.com/l8pEMn0Hjh— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) August 15, 2017In case you missed it, here’s the video of the Bucs telling Aguayo his services are no longer needed:“We’re gonna release you.”#HardKnocks takes us inside the moment that Roberto Aguayo learned he had been released by the Bucs. pic.twitter.com/0ytpxEmi6y— NFL (@NFL) August 16, 2017 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Apple vs Google Maps Battle Revs Up Local Search Options

first_img min read 1. Expect new ways to market using your location.Apple is already planning a Quick Route function as part of its local search function that can lead customers to stores. Not to be outdone, Google is offering packages for automated business listings, and promotional services as part of its Places for Business product as well as turn-by-turn navigation for bicycle commuters.And where Google and Apple go, so goes Microsoft. The company announced its most aggressive upgrade to its map imagery in July. This will be offered as part of its MapPoint 2013 software product that ties in not only geographic data to maps, but population information and research content aimed at showing businesses location-based opportunities and marketing trends.Related: Google+ Adds New Local Listings Tab for Businesses2. Maps need to become part of your search strategy. Smart businesses will be proactive on how mobile users find and interact with them on maps. Among the new features that businesses can expect to exploit are the expanded role for social content and the ability to offer location-based deals.Apple’s Maps application is stressing local reviews and search content from Yelp, which announced in June that it will be directly built into Apple maps. Google recently upgraded its Google+ integration for maps with Google Map Maker, which builds local content added by users into its maps. And earlier this summer, Microsoft announced new integrations with Nokia as part of its interactive features on Windows phones.The time is now to claim your business page on sites such as Google Places and Yelp, and make sure it has the most up-to-date information. Update Google’s Map Maker with detailed information about your business. Label your business on the map, test and confirm the directions given.3. Explore third party apps.The fast moving map space is also attractive areas for new app developers. Two of the most interesting right now are ForeverMap by Berlin-based Skobbler and OffMaps2 by Cologne, Germany-based iosphere both offer options for offline search using OpenStreetMap, an open, international wiki for maps similar to Wikipedia.Those third parties offer features that Google and Apple do not, such as off-line functionality. And both can be easier to partner with to develop targeted programs for specific business challenges.Related: How the New Google+ Local Tab Could Influence Local SEO @chriscross_uk | ShutterstockIn a move meant to compete directly with Google Maps, Apple is expected to come out with its own mobile maps application this fall. This means big changes are in store for how customers will find and learn about your business.Tech giants are turning maps into location-based experience services. Apple is already bragging that its new maps app will be “the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever.” It will feature what the company claims will be a new approach to how maps are rendered, including turn-by-turn directions and “Flyover” functions that will blend Google Earth-like capabilities, including 3-D images, with maps.The expectation is that these tools will become extensions of local search options that smaller firms rely on to be found. Here’s our road map for what to expect from the new mobile maps revolution: Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.center_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. August 31, 2012 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

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How Radiology Can Put The Patient First

first_imgVideo Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Editor’s note: This column is the culmination of a series of four blogs by industry consultant Greg Freiherr on Patient Centricity. The blogs, “Value Medicine: Radiology’s Big Chance,” “What To Do About The Draper Effect,” “The Case Against Quantitation” and “Protecting Patients From Hackers,” can be found at www.itnonline.com/content/patient-centricity. Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Radiology cannot stay where it is. Yet threats make it dangerous to move. The adoption of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and electronic medical record (EMR) systems has increased healthcare’s vulnerability to cyber attack. According to a 2015 report by the Identity Theft Resource Center, cyber breaches at healthcare institutions represented about one-third of such reported incidents nationwide. The widening adoption of enterprise imaging could make healthcare even more vulnerable.Quantitation promises objectivity, but threatens to restrict the human element of decision-making, pulling radiology further back from patient involvement.Radiologists are being urged to become more involved; to exert greater influence in the management of patients. But doing so runs counter to what radiologists traditionally have done.Radiologists have, for the most part, been a kind of human black box. Images are read; conclusions are drawn and dictated. With the exception of interventional radiology, patient contact has been limited. Some pundits in radiology have proposed that radiologists become more patient-oriented to better fit the growing emphasis on patient centricity in value medicine.But that’s like saying a lion should become a zebra because stripes are “in.”If radiologists veer down this path, they could risk their sense of self. Decades of service have established them as experts at interpreting medical images and advising other physicians — conveying to them the significance of clinical findings.Radiologists don’t have to change. Their skills can continue to serve them — and patients — well. Those skills just have to be fitted into the evolving character of value medicine. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay The Perils of Modern ImagingBut quantitation, which by definition associates a range of numerical values with a certain pathology, may create the illusion that diagnosis can be reduced to numbers. And that is just not true.When interpreting exams, radiologists draw from their experience. They may consider quantitative measures, but they will be interpreted in a broader context, one that involves qualitative measures. Being the voice of caution, when it comes to the adoption of technologies and their routine use, requires careful consideration. Through PACS, radiology paved the way for healthcare’s transition to electronic medical records. As digital information makes new inroads, leveraging enterprise imaging, radiologists are well positioned to provide the vigilance and insights to defend the integrity of healthcare. This is particularly so when it comes to cyber threats.The world is awash in hacking, from politics to finance. Even government agencies, which should have the strongest defenses, seem powerless to stop incursions. Instances in healthcare are revealing vulnerabilities that radiology can — and must — battle. Particularly vulnerable are networked imaging devices that use outdated operating systems, such as Windows XP, non-patched versions of Windows 7 and 8, and Windows NT. By leading through example and fighting to remedy these problems, radiology can point the way to a safe and wise use of medical technologies. Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. The Path AheadIt is imperative that radiology move forward, building upon its past to make a stronger future, and resisting efforts to “put patients first” in the same ways as do family practitioners, sports medicine specialists and oncologists. Radiologists can put patients first in ways that build on the strengths of their profession, strengths established over decades of practice, serving as the arbiters of technologies and clinical results; working with other physicians to manage and protect patients; and leveraging skills that have come from understanding and meeting the needs of patients … as only radiologists can. 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Eliminating The Draper EffectTo gain influence among other specialties, radiologists could adopt the role of guardians of truth, pushing back against the “Draper Effect” — that button-down, crisp white shirt, straight tie, shoes shined to a gloss perfection, which in commercialized radiology takes the form of “perfect” images. They are prevalent at trade shows; appear commonly in sales brochures; and accompany case studies on vendor websites.Draper images are spectacularly unreal, and as such rub against the grain of value medicine. If radiologists were to fight against them, it may be a very good thing. Not only will it amplify the credibility of radiologists, but the true validity of imaging technology. Nothing undoes a technology or, by extension, a product, like disappointment. And disappointment is sure to happen if practitioners expect to get these pristine beautiful images when the everyman and everywoman is scanned, especially when efficiency and effectiveness are premiums.Radiology can enhance its influence in healthcare through the balanced and thoughtful inclusion of technologies, calling upon their experience and knowledge to help facilities come up with policies about when and how to use imaging technologies. This will be especially so when new imaging technologies and capabilities are considered — for example, quantitation. Quantitation may appear ready-made for value medicine with its emphases on efficiency and cost reduction. At the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Center for Innovation has developed an image quantification tool that promises to help achieve both goals. 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first_imgOpening in late 2009, the ninth property in The Peninsula Hotels’ portfolio fronts the historic Bund with spectacular views of the Bund, Huangpu River, Pudong and the gardens of the former British Consulate, and blends with the historic architecture of its landmark neighbors along the Bund – a UNESCO-designated Modern Heritage Site.The opening of The Peninsula Shanghai heralds the return of parent company The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited to its roots, as it owned and operated four of Shanghai’s most celebrated hotels – The Kalee, Majestic, Palace and Astor House Hotels – in the first half of the last century. With a distinguished heritage as Asia’s oldest hotel company, The Peninsula Hotels is proud that its newest hotel returns to Shanghai, one of the world’s most exciting cities.Superbly located on the historic Bund in the very heart of Shanghai, on the banks of the Huangpu River and conveniently located near the shopping capital of Nanjing Road, The Peninsula Shanghai offers commanding city and garden views, luxurious comfort, sophisticated facilities, extraordinary dining options and the legendary Peninsula service.A homage to Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, The Peninsula Shanghai recreates the look and feel of this glamorous era when Shanghai was feted as “The Paris of the East”, yet also offers the latest in state-of-the-art technology, services and amenities.Guest facilities and services include three superb gastronomic choices, wedding facilities, recreation options, luxury retail shops and other business services including customized airport and transportation service and valet parkingShanghai is celebrated for its glorious Art Deco architecture, and thus The Peninsula Shanghai’s design brief was dictated by this historic architectural movement from the 1920s and 30s in order to blend in with its neighbors on the Bund.However, rather than slavishly imitating the historic designs on the Bund, the New York-based architect David Beer, formerly of BBG/Architects, and Paris-based interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon of PYR pay tribute to the influences and reference of the Art Deco movement with a modern interpretation inspired by Art Deco – simplified, yet using many of the same materials and design motifs.Working with Shanghai’s municipal planning authorities, architects BBG submitted at least 10 building designs before approval was granted. The principal Bund façade rises to 10 stories, then steps back with a series of terraces that skilfully sculpt the massing and proportions of The Peninsula to relate it and pay homage to its historic neighbors. Providing visual continuity through the decades, the exterior of the hotel is clad in granite from the same quarry as many of the other buildings along the Bund.Guestrooms and Suites The Peninsula Shanghai’s 235 guestrooms (including 55 suites) are amongst the largest in Shanghai, with a typical Deluxe Guestroom being 55 sq m (600 sq ft), and most featuring stunning views of Pudong, the Huangpu River, the Bund or the gardens of the former British Consulate. The rooms are elegantly designed to provide luxurious comfort and features, with Art Deco-inspired interiors seamlessly blending traditional Peninsula standards of comfort and state-of-the-art technology with elements of Chinese heritage. Exotic woods, imported stones, black lacquer, carved glass and accents of polished chrome combine to create a luxurious environment where design meets functionality, and Art Deco meets technology. In tones of celadon or cerulean blue and ivory, the interior design incorporates a number of traditional materials used in Shanghai in the 1920s – the rich figures of mahogany and ebony for the loose furniture and millwork, and the dramatic contrasts of black Noir St Laurent and off-white St Talino stones. Carpets are 100% wool and hand-tufted. Polished chrome Art Deco details throughout the room, such as the chandeliers and decorative lamp stands, contrast with Chinese accents, including hand-painted panels on the black lacquer TV cabinet, providing a unique and distinctive sense of place – a signature Peninsula feature in each property around the world.A typical guest room is sub-divided into discreet elements of bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. A “privacy door” allows the bedroom to be closed off from the rest of the room, creating the sense of privacy of a suite in a typical room.The guestroom’s opaque glass door opens to reveal interior space that combines an open plan living room and work area with stunning views of Pudong, the Huangpu River, the Bund or the gardens of the former British Consulate.The spacious, self-contained dressing room and walk-in closet includes a seated dressing table, the signature Peninsula valet box for discreet pick-up and delivery of polished shoes, laundry and dry-cleaning, a large electronic safe, a luggage rack, for two suitcases, Internet radio, weather display panel, and a “nail dryer. “Typical guestroom features also include complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, a bedside panel with remote control capabilities to adjust the room environment with a touch of a button, interfaced Entertainment Centre with a46” LCD television and enhanced international television programming, CD/DVD player with 5.1 sound bar and Internet radio, four-in-one fax/printer/scanner/photocopier machine, dual voltage outlets (110V/220V), individual thermostat and humidity control and a complete Nutrition Centre with a fully stocked mini-bar, Nespresso™ coffee machine and tea-making facilities.The impressive lacquer working desk is complete with modern-day conveniences – high-speed Internet access, international Internet radio, weather panel, iPod docking station and more. The large cream marble bathroom is complete with double vanity, hands-free telephone function, mood lighting, TV/radio, separate bath and rain shower, accented by carved opaque glass panels and an intricate floral carving above the bathtub, hand-carved in limestone to a French design. A spa button beside the bathtub dims the lights, activates the “Do Not Disturb” function on the phone and doorbell and switches on soothing music for relaxation while watching television or simply luxuriating in the tub.Suites Named after The Peninsula Shanghai’s forebears, The Palace, Majestic and Astor House Hotels, the premier suites offer unique attributes to ensure they become Shanghai’s preferred locations for glamour and luxury. The Palace Suite features a magnificent 1,000 sq m (11,000 sq ft) wrap-around terrace, ideal for entertaining – the largest private terrace on the Bund with a marquee for all-weather events, while the Astor Suite’s private terrace features its own whirlpool bath, with both suites offering stunning views over The Huangpu River and Pudong skyline. The hotel’s top suite, The Peninsula Suite, offers a glamorous double-height living space and balcony, with views over the historic Bund, the Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline.www.peninsula.comlast_img read more

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