Brendan Cole, former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer and TV personality, has today announced he will be taking part in this year’s eagerly anticipated Soccer Aid for UNICEF match on ITV.Following weeks of speculation regarding his next venture, Brendan finally put the rumours to bed today by unveiling his next project will mean a change in discipline. As he prepares to foxtrot his way down the wing, and turn the Theatre of Dreams football pitch into his biggest dancefloor yet, Brendan will join Usain Bolt’s Soccer Aid World XI, who will take on Robbie’s England at Old Trafford on Sunday 10th June.Brendan Cole, Soccer Aid World XI said: “As soon as the curtain fell on my Strictly career, I knew my next move had to be Soccer Aid for Unicef. For years, I have been a massive fan of the match and have always watched the game in between performances. To be able to finally announce that I will be swapping my dancing shoes for football boots this summer feels incredible. What’s bigger than the nation’s love of dancing? The nation’s love of the beautiful game, of course – and I’m aiming for tens across the board”.Over the coming weeks, the England vs. Soccer Aid World XI rivalry is set to intensify further, with some of football’s biggest legends and celebrities set to join fellow A-listers Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah, Robbie Williams, Gordon Ramsay, Clarence Seedorf, Robert Pirès and now Brendan Cole, in what is setting up to be a game like no other.The international friendly match will take place at Old Trafford on Sunday 10th June, just four days before the FIFA World Cup in Russia begins. Tickets are on sale now and the game will be broadcast live on ITV. Kick-off scheduled for 20:00 BST.Soccer Aid for Unicef is the original England vs. Soccer Aid World XI charity match. It was launched and co-founded in 2006 by Unicef UK Ambassador Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes, and has previously featured A-list stars such as Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Mike Myers and Niall Horan, plus footballing royalty including Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho. Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 is set to be bigger and better than ever.Unicef, the world’s leading organisation for children, has joined forces with ITV to make the pro-celebrity football match bigger and better than ever, with more potential to raise money and vital support for children in danger. Soccer Aid for Unicef is produced by Initial, part of Endemol Shine UK, for ITV.100% of all public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef will go towards supporting the vital work protecting children in the UK and globally. The money raised through profits from ticket sales and viewer donations during the match will add to the incredible £24 million that has already been raised through Soccer Aid over the last 12 years.Swiss watchmaker Hublot and Global Sports Brand PUMA are Official Soccer Aid World XI Partners, with both brands acting as kit sponsors for the Soccer Aid World XI team.Tickets for the Soccer Aid for Unicef football match on Sunday 10th June 2018 at Old Trafford are available now at www.manutd.com/socceraid or by calling 0161 444 2018 with tickets priced between £10 and £50.Visit socceraid.org.uk to find out more and follow @SoccerAid on Twitter and Instagram, ‘Soccer Aid’ on Facebook and use the hashtag #SoccerAid for regular player and match updates.
A rally in oil prices after a two-month slide indicates traders are betting that OPEC and its allies including Russia will agree to produce less crude.Representatives of oil-producing nations will hold a highly anticipated meeting Thursday in Vienna, with analysts predicting that they will agree on a cut of at least 1 billion barrels a day in an effort to bolster prices.Russian President Vladimir Putin boosted expectations for a deal when he said at the G20 summit over last weekend that Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to extend an attempt by OPEC to balance oil supply and demand — although he provided no figures.Crude prices began falling in October and continued to plunge last month due to oversupply and fears that weaker global economic growth would dampen energy demand. The price of both benchmark U.S. crude and the standard for internationally traded oil fell 22 per cent in November.On Monday, however, West Texas intermediate rose $2.02, or 4 per cent, to settle at $52.95 a barrel, and Brent international crude climbed $2.23, or nearly 4 per cent, to close at $61.69 a barrel in London.Analysts attribute the turnaround to a truce in the escalating trade dispute between the United States and China. That has raised hopes that, with a cessation in further tit-for-tat tariffs, short-term economic growth and energy demand might be stronger than feared.Also, the Alberta premier announced that the Canadian province will trim production by 8.7 per cent because a shortage of pipeline capacity has caused a glut of Canadian crude. Canada is the largest source of oil imported by the U.S.Finally, the small but wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar said Monday that it will leave OPEC in January. Qatar has been feuding with Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations that accuse it of financing terrorism.Qatar is one of the smallest oil producers in OPEC, so its departure will have only a marginal impact on the cartel’s share of the world’s supply. Still, the surprising announcement by Qatar’s energy minister underscores the political tension within OPEC, “which doesn’t necessarily make it easier to come to a decision” on cutting production, said JBC Energy analyst David Wech.Some analysts expect OPEC and Russia will agree to even larger cuts, about 1.5 million barrels a day. Anything less, they say, could set the stage for continued global oversupply next year and send oil prices lower.OPEC must produce “a credible agreement” to cut output by about 1.5 million barrels a day for oil prices to recover their recent losses, Credit Suisse analyst William Featherston wrote in a note Monday. The Saudis, he said, will have to bear the largest share of cuts.Saudi Arabia seems eager to reduce supply, Featherston said, but the kingdom’s decision is complicated by President Donald Trump’s desire for lower prices and the Saudis’ wish to improve relations with the U.S. after the murder of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.Trump blamed OPEC and Saudi Arabia earlier this year for high oil prices. When U.S. crude skidded to $54 on Nov. 21, he tweeted, “Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!” Trump might complain about cuts designed to send prices higher.U.S. producers have benefited from higher prices. American output has soared since the price bust of 2014-15, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that the U.S. has eclipsed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s biggest producer. (Saudi Arabia remains the top exporter.)Much of that new U.S. production is coming out of shale formations that lie underneath West Texas and New Mexico. Executives of some companies that operate there, including Trump supporter Harold Hamm, the chairman and CEO of Continental Resources Inc., have said recently that they might cut back on production if oil falls below $50 a barrel, which it barely avoided in late November.“I think (Trump) is starting to realize that if oil prices continue to fall, it might have a negative effect for U.S. producers,” said Phil Flynn, a prominent oil analyst. “I think he has heard from a couple of them, ‘Hey, you don’t want to crash this thing too hard.’”David Koenig, The Associated Press
Dakar – Fifteen public-private and private-private economic partnership agreements were signed, on Monday at the presidential palace in Dakar, before King Mohammed VI and Senegalese president Macky Sall during the ceremony of the establishment of the Moroccan-Senegalese economic impetus group.The agreements are as follows:– A memorandum of understanding to develop western African business city in Dakar, signed on the Moroccan side by foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar, and CDG director general Abdellatif Zeghnoun, and on the Senegalese side by foreign minister Mankeur Ndiaye and CDC director Thierno Seydou Niane. – A cooperation agreement on sea fisheries and aquaculture, signed by Senegalese fisheries and sea economy minister Oumar Gueye and agriculture and sea fisheries minister Aziz Akhannouch.– An agreement between Morocco’s Groupe Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) and the State of Senegal, on raising funds on the financial market of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) of up to 30 billion CFA francs. It was signed by Senegalese economy, finance and planning minister Amadou Ba and CEO of BCP Mohamed Benchaaboun.– A financing agreement to restore the “ranch de doly” between Attijariwafa Bank Group and the Republic of Senegal, signed by Amadou Ba and CEO of Attijariwafa Bank Group Mohamed El Kettani.– A partnership agreement between Morocco’s Atlantic micro-finance and Senegalese ministry of economy and finance, signed by Amadou Ba and CEO of BCP Mohamed Benchaaboun.– An investment agreement between the Douja Development Company (Addoha Group in Senegal) and the Republic of Senegal, inked by Senegalese economy, finance and planning minister Amadou Ba and CEO of real estate development group Addoha Douja Development Anas Sefrioui.– Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Senegal, the Bank of Africa Capital Holding and Marylis Senegalese BTP. It was signed by Senegalese Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning, Amadou Ba, and CEO of BMCE Bank Group, Othman Benjelloun– Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Senegal, the Bank of Africa and the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Senegal For Strategic Investments (FONSIS). It was signed by Senegalese Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning, Amadou Ba, FONSIS Managing Director, Amadou Hott, and CEO of BMCE Bank Group, Othman Benjelloun.– Financing agreement between Morocco’s Banque Centrale Populaire, Douja Promotion Groupe Addoha and the Senegalese Ministry of Economy, Finance and Planning, signed by Amadou Ba, CEO of Banque Centrale Populaire, Mohamed Benchaaboun and CEO of Douja Promotion Groupe Addoha, Anas Sefrioui.– Financing Agreement between the State of Senegal, the national cooperative of Senegal’s freight companies (CNETM) and Bank of Africa Senegal. It was signed by Amadou Ba, Chairman of the Board of CNETM, Mbargou Badiane, and CEO of Bank of Africa Capital Holding, Othman Benjelloun.– Partnership Agreement for solar energy development. It was signed by CEO of the National Agency for Renewable Energies of Senegal (ANER), Djiby Ndiaye, and CEO of Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), Mustapha Bakkoury.– Cooperation Protocol on the exchange of scholarships and internships for Moroccan and Senegalese students and executives. The protocol was signed by Managing Director of the Senegalese higher education, Mamadou Sangharé, and Managing Director of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation, Abderrahim Kadmiri– Partnership and cooperation agreement between Attijariwafa Bank Group and the National Agency for Investment Promotion and Large-Scale Projects in Senegal (APIX). The agreement was signed by Managing Director of APIX, Mountaga Sy, and CEO of Attijariwafa Bank Group, Mohamed El Kettani– Memorandum of understanding on strategic cooperation for the development of renewable energy projects within the framework of the “Great Green Wall” program between Green of Africa and FONSIS. The agreement was signed by Amadou Hott, FONSIS Managing Director, and Othman Benjelloun, representing the community of the members of the Green of Africa Alliance.
The man’s lawyers said they were never contacted by the Immigration Bureau. They said the 40-year-old Tamil arrived in Japan in 1999 on a short-term visa. The Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees protested the deportation in a letter submitted to the justice minister and other officials on March 2. He then abandoned his plans to return to Sri Lanka when security risks heightened following a failed attempt to assassinate President Chandrika Kumaratunga in December that year.According to the man and his lawyers, he was recruited by ethnic Tamil rebels when he was 15.At that time, the government’s military, which was led by the majority ethnic Sinhalese, was fighting a civil war with the Tamil rebels. “There are many steps that should have been taken on humanitarian grounds,” she said.Under the international convention on the status of refugees, sending people back to their home country if they faced persecution there is prohibited. A group of lawyers in Japan have protested over the repatriation of a Sri Lankan man in February, saying the move may have violated international law.The lawyers said that the self-described former rebel was preparing a lawsuit over being denied political asylum, The Asahi Shimbun reported. Eri Ishikawa, secretary-general of the nonprofit organization Japan Association for Refugees, blasted the Immigration Bureau’s action as “premature.” The man’s duty was to transport arms and aid the injured.After he left the separatist group in 1995, authorities arrested him more than 10 times during which they often used violence against him to glean information about the rebels, the man and his lawyers claimed.After learning that Japan granted refugee status to foreigners facing persecution, the man applied for political asylum in 2007, only to be rejected primarily on the grounds that he had overstayed his visa for a prolonged period of time.While he lived in Japan, he always kept a potassium cyanide capsule on him. He said the rebel group gave it to him so that he could commit suicide if the need arose.In 2012, he sued the Japanese government, demanding the nullification of the earlier decision by immigration authorities to deny him refugee status.In court, he argued that he was forced to carry the potassium cyanide capsule as evidence of his claim that he was a member of the rebel group.But the court dismissed his case, saying carrying the capsule alone did not corroborate his story.After his second application for refugee status was spurned, he was taken to an Immigration Bureau facility on Feb. 22.Fearing looming forcible repatriation, the man apparently attempted suicide using sleeping pills and was admitted to the hospital.He met his lawyers on the morning of Feb. 26 after he was released from the hospital and handed them a paper asking them to file a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Immigration Bureau’s decision.The man, however, was deported in the early hours of the following day.Despite the Immigration Bureau chief’s remarks at the Lower House Committee on Judicial Affairs in 2014, the lawyers said that they were not contacted by Immigration Bureau officials before the Tamil man was sent back to Sri Lanka.The Immigration Bureau defended its action to return him.“Repatriation of those who were ordered to leave is followed through appropriately and lawfully, although we cannot discuss each individual case,” an Immigration Bureau official said. “(His case) was a repatriation carried out after a comprehensive review, and we don’t believe that it runs counter to the remarks (made by the Immigration Bureau’s director-general).” (Colombo Gazette) With regard to Sri Lanka, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees warned its member countries in 2012 that people who were suspected of being linked to antigovernment activities could be tortured and even murdered.The Japan Lawyers Network for Refugees also said the deportation of the man conflicted with what the then director-general of the Justice Ministry’s Immigration Bureau told a Lower House committee in 2014.Kazuo Sakakibara told the panel that the bureau would contact lawyers to check whether their clients were preparing lawsuits before deporting them.
“Being high security and sensitive premises, the Security Guards, as per established guidelines, requested for identification papers. However, the said person had reportedly created disturbance at the Security Gate and thereafter left the Terminal premises along with the CPC officials,” Lanka IOC said. Lanka IOC says it is extending its full co-operation and is willing to assist in every possible manner to tide over the issues related to the shortage of storage capacity of petroleum products for power generation. Lanka IOC today denied reports that Lanka IOC officials had obstructed CPC officials at the Trincomalee Oil Terminal. Lanka IOC also denied claims that a CPC official was held captive at the Trincomalee Oil Terminal.In a statement today, Lanka IOC said that an incident was brought to its notice on 29 December 2016 that a person had entered the high security premises of the Oil Terminal without any authorisation letter. The Managing Director of Lanka IOC Shyam Bohra said that discussions at the highest level are already going on between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of India for the development of the Upper Tank Farm Area at Trincomalee. (Colombo Gazette)
According to a spokesperson for the Mission, Police Commissioner Sven Fredericksen removed the provisional authorization of Rifat Culjevic after he was identified as violating the Geneva conventions, and the laws and customs of war that were observed at the Silos detention facility.Meanwhile, Milivoje Vlaski and Sinisa Golijanin were stripped of their authorization for acts committed while serving as police officers in PSC Srpska Sarajevo. UNMIBH spokesperson Kate Frieson told reporters that Officer Vlaski allegedly beat and forced an 18-year-old suspect to gulp large amounts of water, until the point of vomiting, in order to obtain a confession. The boy later committed suicide.Subsequently, Officer Golijanin threatened to fire any other police officer that would talk about the incident involving Mr. Vlaski. He was also later found to have given false statements regarding the conduct of Mr. Vlaski during an investigation into the matter.The Commissioner’s decision to withdraw the provisional authorization of the three officers precludes their employment, either now or in the future, in any position within any law enforcement agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Frieson said.
Rio Tinto CEO departs after writedown on Alcan aluminum business and coal mine by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 17, 2013 6:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The chief executive of Rio Tinto is stepping down following a $14-billion asset writedown, much of it related to the aluminum operations acquired by the global mining company when it bought Montreal-based Alcan several years ago.Rio said that $10 billion to $11 billion of the writedown is related to the aluminum business, while it will record an additional $3 billion related to an African coal acquisition and $500 million in other parts of the company.The aluminum charge raises the total Alcan writedown to about US$30 billion, amounting to nearly 80 per cent of the US$38.1 billion purchase price in 2007.Tom Albanese, who had been with Rio for 30 years and CEO since 2007, and Doug Ritchie, who led the Rio’s Mozambique coal acquisition, have agreed to step aside immediately. Both will assist with the transition until July 16, Rio announced Thursday.Albanese becomes the second major executive casualty from Rio’s disastrous purchase of Alcan, just months before a global recession drove down commodity prices.Albanese and Paul Skinner, who stepped down as chairman three years ago, were instrumental in Rio’s acquisition of Alcan, which became the core of Rio’s worldwide aluminum business.Tom Gidley-Kitchin, an analyst with Charles Stanley, said Albanese was clearly tagged with the Alcan acquisition soon after he became CEO, but it was the writedown of the Mozambique coal business that sealed his fate.“He pretty much had to go. I think the Mozambique coal writedown was really just one writedown too far,” he said in interview from London.Former Alcan president and CEO Dick Evans, who spearheaded the company’s sale and later headed the division within Rio Tinto, agrees.“He was probably caught in a couple of deals that didn’t turn out that well and that’s clearly a contributor and I don’t think the aluminum was probably the largest driving force,” he said from San Francisco.Sam Walsh, head of Rio’s iron ore division, becomes chief executive of the company, effective immediately.“We are fortunate to have such a capable and highly experienced executive as Sam to take over and to ensure there will be a rapid and seamless transition,” said Rio chairman Jan du Plessis.“He is ideally placed to cast a fresh eye over how we address the challenges and opportunities in the business, and derive greater value from it.”Evans said Rio Tinto Alcan’s employees in Canada should welcome the appointment of Walsh, who headed Rio’s aluminum business before taking over iron ore and knows Canada’s strengths as a low-cost producer.“I would think it would probably be a positive thing for the Montreal office to work with someone that knows the business that well.”He also doesn’t believe Canadian employees should fear that Walsh will oversee many changes beyond what has already been announced to trim costs and sell non-core assets.Gidley-Kitchin said Walsh’s main challenge will be to realize aggressive cost-cutting targets announced last year and to manage huge projects in Mongolia and Guinea.“I don’t think he’s going to change the strategy at all. They are very actively trying to cut costs or improve efficiencies, improving some of the machinery at Alcan. I think basically his challenge is going to be execution.”Albanese becomes the third big U.K.-based mining giant boss to leave in recent months, following departures at Anglo-American and Xstrata. Each of the newly appointed CEO’s are operations people focused on grinding out efficiencies and improving productivity instead of big strategic moves, Gidley-Kitchin said.Their departures come as the world’s largest mining companies switch to a post-global financial crisis environment by becoming more risk averse amid volatile metal prices. They also face pressure from taxes imposed by host countries and shareholders seeking higher payouts.During Albanese’s time, Rio diversified into new areas and commodities to build one of the world’s largest diversified mining businesses.Albanese and Ritchie will receive no lump sum payments, no performance bonus for 2012 or 2013 and will forfeit their deferred bonus share entitlements, the company said. However, they will continue to receive their salaries during a transition period.Rio Tinto PLC closed down 1.7 per cent in Thursday trading on the London Stock Exchange and was off 32 cents to US$54.50 in New York.Walsh appears to have be rewarded for his work successfully building Rio’s iron ore position in Pilbara expansion in Australia and overseeing the division that generates about 80 per cent of Rio’s earnings. But the 63-year-old’s promotion surprised some observers given Rio’s tradition of CEOs retiring at 60 and the oversupply Walsh helped to guide.While the departure of Albanese could have been expected, “I was just a little surprised they took an iron ore guy when that could be the next bomb,” said New York-based mining analyst Charles Bradford of Bradford Research/Soleil Securities.Since acquiring Alcan in 2007, Rio Tinto has realized about US$12 billion from selling non-core assets including various parts of the aluminum business.It also invested billions of dollars to expand and modernize its smelter in Kitimat, B.C., and build the first phase of its AP60 technology pilot plant in Quebec.— With files from The Associated Press
If you see a lot of talk about agriculture and food Thursday on social media, feel free to jump in on the conversation.Canada’s inaugural Agriculture Day is an opportunity for farmers and people working in the ag industry talk to consumers about how food is produced.Agriculture More than Ever Manager Candace Hill says this year’s theme is ‘Let’s celebrate the food we love.’She says there are many different ways to take part and amplify the message of how food is produced.“To taking to social media and you know, sharing the story, a video, an article or those types of things, to essentially going out to your local grocery store and you know, connecting with somebody there who maybe isn’t part of the ag industry,” Hill said.Hill said there are so many things to celebrate and to be proud of when it comes to agriculture in Canada as it is a forward thinking industry that feeds the world. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Kaitlin Lee Posted Feb 16, 2017 6:34 am MDT Thursday marks Canada’s first Agriculture Day
Patrick Klein calls out a play from the sideline during an OSU basketball game. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsPatrick Klein didn’t quite get the introduction to basketball that he expected. He wished to become a walk-on player as an Ohio State student, but things changed quickly.“I left my dorm and my friends were wishing me luck,” Klein said. “I came back and said ‘Hey, I made it, but the women’s practice team.’”Even though the position was not what he had originally envisioned, Klein rolled with the punches and quickly began working his way up the ranks of women’s college basketball, recently leading to a promotion to associate head coach of the OSU women’s basketball team.By the time he graduated from OSU in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business management, Klein — a native of Belpre, Ohio — served as a student manager for the women’s basketball team from 2004-2005.Upon earning his undergraduate degree, Klein stayed at OSU as a graduate assistant under former head coach Jim Foster from 2005-2007.Klein then moved on to the University of Illinois, where he was an assistant coach from 2008 to 2010. For the 2011-2012 season, he returned to OSU, where he spent the next five seasons as an assistant coach.“For them to make that job title for me, it was an honor,” Klein said.Although he is appreciative of the promotion, Klein has never been caught up with labels.“When you work with great people, it’s not about the titles,” Klein said. “It’s just about every day working together for that common goal.”Despite the new title, Klein’s duties for the team remain the same. He will continue to be a key contributor in the recruiting process, provide detailed analysis on OSU and its opponents and will continue to push his agenda of proving OSU has a top women’s college basketball program“One of the big things for us here is being the best, the absolute best at developing young people,” Klein said. “In order to be the best, you have to really have the opportunity to focus on the details every single day.”Coach Kevin McGuff has had Klein as an assistant coach in his first three years at OSU.“He’s done a great job since he’s been here,” McGuff said. “He’s really helped us develop the program.”Off the court, Klein has helped bring in several highly rated recruiting classes for the Buckeyes.“Really, he’s been impactful on all of the recruits that we have gotten here,” McGuff said. “He’s very much a people person and he’s got great organization skills.”Klein also helped aid the club’s scoring spike in the 2015-2016 season, when OSU scored 86 points per game to set a new school record.“I think it’s just trying to execute coach McGuff’s vision, it’s trying to play really fast and aggressive,” Klein said. “We have great players out there that play hard and create an environment where both defense and offense creates points.”Looking ahead to the upcoming campaign, Klein said he is excited to see this year’s group take the floor.“Not only from a talent standpoint, but just the chemistry and how our team has grown together. I think that makes us really special,” Klein said. “When we’re playing the schedule that we’re playing — South Carolina, Miami, UConn — these are teams that you have to be totally focused and you have to continue to be prepared. Everybody’s role is going to be important this year.”As for his coaching future, Klein isn’t in any rush to move on from his current role with the Buckeyes.“Any time that you can coach at your alma mater, it’s a really special thing.” Klein said. “I have one of the best jobs in women’s college basketball.”
Explosive new evidence has emerged over claims that thousands of children suffered birth defects after their mothers took a controversial pregnancy-testing drug.Hundreds of families have for years been battling for compensation over claims the hormone-based drug Primodos led to their children suffering severe deformities and serious health problems.Until now, campaigners have failed to establish a causal link between the drug prescribed by GPs during the Sixties and Seventies and the birth defects. But the discovery of thousands of pages of previously unseen documents has given them new hope of justice.The papers, which were unearthed in the Berlin National Archives, will be examined by a committee of experts. A Sky Atlantic documentary to be broadcast on Tuesday discloses that a separate document showed a warning had been placed on Primodos packets by UK regulators in June 1975.It stated that the drug should not be taken during pregnancy because of the risk that it may cause malformations. These documents were found by Karl Murphy, 44, who was born with shrivelled hands and feet and whose mother, Pam, had been part of a campaign group that attempted to prove Primodos had harmed their babies.Despite the evidence accumulated over the years, an attempt to bring the case to court by the alleged victims in 1982 collapsed and legal aid was withdrawn from the 700 families who were suing the drug’s manufacturer, Schering, for compensation. Marie Lyon, whose daughter Sarah was born with a foreshortened arm, is chair of the Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy TestsCredit:PAUL COOPER Campaigners have claimed a cover-up and likened the scandal to that of Thalidomide, the morning-sickness drug that led to thousands of children being born with malformed limbs.Yasmin Qureshi, the Labour MP, who has long supported the families in their battle for justice, told The Telegraph: “These documents form a significant discovery and could lead to important developments.“I believe there may have been a cover-up over the effect of this drug on pregnant mothers.”Marie Lyon, whose daughter Sarah was born with a foreshortened arm and believes that the tablets stunted her development in the womb, welcomed the discovery. She said: “It’s unthinkable that more than 40 years after our children were born, neither the sufferers nor their mothers have had justice.”The files, which had been stored in archives for decades, showed that in January 1975, Dr William Inman, principal medical officer for the British Government, had found that women who took a hormone pregnancy test “had a five-to-one risk of giving birth to a child with malformations”. Dr Inman wrote to Primodos’s German manufacturer, Schering, so the firm could “take measures to avoid medico-legal problems”, rather than recall the drug. A later document explains that Dr Inman destroyed the materials on which his findings were based, “to prevent individual claims being based on his material”.The Berlin archive documents will be examined by the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests.It is now known that one dose of Primodos contained super-strength hormones that, later, would be used in the morning-after pill.In 1967 a paediatrician called Isabel Gal found that a high proportion of babies born with spina bifida had mothers who had taken hormonal pregnancy tests. She fought a 10-year battle to get the drug removed from the market, but said she was stonewalled at every turn. It was deemed unlikely that they would be able to prove a causal link between the drug and the malformations suffered by their children.Schering is now owned by Bayer, which insists that sales of Primodos in were “in compliance with prevailing laws”. The pharmaceutical giant said that the view – both at the time and, after a full review, today – is that “evidence for a causal association between the use of hormonal pregnancy tests and an increased incidence of congenital malformations was extremely weak”.Bayer “rejects any suggestion” that anything has been concealed by Schering, other than privileged documents. Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi believes ‘there may have been a cover-up’Credit:AP 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.
Facebook Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Pinterest Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Alexa Bliss Videos Articles WhatsApp Xavier Woods SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? Now Playing Up Next The following was taped on Thursday from Full Sail University.WWE NXT TV Taping results for July 16, 2015:Dark Match: Lina def. Nhooph Al-AreebiEpisode 1 (7/22)* In-ring promo with new NXT Champion Finn Balor. Says he will leave TakeOver: Brooklyn still NXT Champion.* Eva Marie def. Cassie* Baron Corbin won a squash match.* Samoa Joe def. Mike Rallis* Bayley def. Emma w/Dana Brooke. Afterwards, Bayley cuts a promo saying she is coming for the NXT Women’s Title, but to do that, she needs to be the best and that’s Charlotte.* The Vaudevillains def. Sawyer Fulton & Angelo Dawkins* Contract signing for Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Title at TakeOver: Brooklyn. Owens rips on Balor, then goes after him and also sucker-punches NXT GM William Regal. Balor chases Owens off. Episode 2 (7/29)* The Mechanics def. The Jersey Boys w/Carmella* Baron Corbin def. Jessy Sorrensen* Shoot Nation def. Elias Sampson & Levis Valunezla Jr.* Charlotte def. Dana Brooke w/Emma* Kevin Owens def. Martin Stone. Owens gives Stone the Apron Powerbomb afterwards.* NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy w/Alexa Bliss def. The Vaudevillains to retain the titles. Afterwards, Bliss slaps both of the Vaudevillains after they tried to hold the ropes open for her to leave.Episode 3 (8/5)* Bayley def. Charlotte* Baron Corbin def. Steve Cutler* Tyler Breeze def. Aaron Solow. Afterwards, NXT GM William Regal comes out and announces Breeze vs. Jushin Liger for TakeOver: Brooklyn.* The Hype Bros. def. The Mechanics. The Mechanics laid out the Hype Bros. afterwards.* Samoa Joe def. RhynoEpisode 4 (8/12)* Tye Dillinger def. Solomon Crowe* Baron Corbin def. Axel Tischer. Afterwards, Corbin continues the attack on Tischer, Steve Cutler runs in to help, but he gets laid out until Samoa Joe comes in and stares down Corbin. They begin brawling, with Joe choking out Corbin.* NXT Champion Finn Balor def. Marcus Louis. Afterwards, Kevin Owens runs in and lays out Balor with 2 Pop-Up Powerbombs.* Bayley def. Becky Lynch in a #1 Contenders Match. NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks was on commentary.NOTES: Next tapings scheduled for August 13. Crowd booed TakeOver being in Brooklyn. Samoa Joe has new music.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 53.16%0:02Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next International Superstar Shake-up Dates Confirmed First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands
INDORE: BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, arrested for assaulting a municipal corporation officially with a cricket bat, Thursday moved the sessions court here after the magistrate’s court denied him bail. The sessions court reserved its order after the issue of jurisdiction came up, as there is a special fast-track court set up in Bhopal for handling cases against MPs and MLAs. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Akash’s lawyers pleaded that through a special court has been set up for a trial of cases against legislators, the sessions court can very well decide on bail pleas. The sessions court reserved its order on the issue. Akash, son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, was arrested Wednesday after he was caught on TV cameras while assaulting the civic official while opposing demolition of an old house. The judicial magistrate court Wednesday turned down his bail plea and sent him to judicial remand for 14 days.
Vaibhav Gehlot and Manvendra SinghTwitter [Representational Image]Congress on Thursday declared 31 more Lok Sabha candidates fielding Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot from Jodhpur and former MPs Manvendra Singh from Barmer, Jitendra Singh from Alwar and Jyoti Mirdha from Nagaur.The list has six candidates from Gujarat, six from Uttar Pradesh and the remaining from Rajasthan.Vaibhav Gehlot will contest against Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Jodhpur while Manvendra Singh, son of former Union Minister and BJP leader Jaswant Singh from Barmer, where the BJP has not yet announced its candidate.Manvendra had joined the Congress ahead of Assembly polls in Rajasthan last year. He contested against then Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje but lost.Jaswant Singh, who was a minister in the BJP-led Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, hails from Barmer but was denied ticket by the BJP in the last Lok Sabha elections.Jitendra Singh had been a minister of state for home during the UPA government.Others given the ticket include Ramnarayan Meena from Kota, Namo Narayan Meena from Tonk, Raghuveer Singh Meena from Udaipur and Savita Meena from Dausa.The party has fielded former MP Badri Ram Jakhar from Pali parliamentary constituency against Union Minister PP Chaudhary.In Gujarat, the Congress has given a ticket to Jitu Chaudhary from Valsad and Jagdish Thakor from Patan.In Uttar Pradesh, it has fielded Pankaj Niranjan from prestigious Phulpur seat, Maj J. P. Singh from Sambhal and Niaz Ahmed from Deoria.With this, the party has so far declared 293 Lok Sabha candidates.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina greeted all Freedom Fighters (FFs) of the country on the occasion of the 48th Victory Day on Sunday.Like the previous years, the premier sent flowers, fruits and sweetmeats to the war-wounded freedom fighters (FFs) at Martyred and War-wounded Freedom Fighters’ Rehabilitation Centre (Muktijoddha Tower-1) on Gaznavi Road at Mohammadpur in the city as a mark of her good wishes for them.Officials of the prime minister’s office handed over these items to the war-wounded FFs on Sunday morning.The Freedom Fighters thanked and expressed gratitude to the prime minister for remembering them on every national day and festival like the Independence Day, the Victory Day, Eid and Pahela Baishakh.They also expressed gratitude to the premier for undertaking massive steps for their rehabilitation including construction of Mutijoddha Tower-1, a 13-storey residential and commercial building, at Mohammadpur.The FFs and their family members wished Sheikh Hasina good health and long life.There are residential flats and shops in the Muktijoddha Tower-1 for 80 families of the war-wounded FFs.The nation is celebrating the 48th Victory Day today marking the most precious day when the country was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces after a nine-month-long War of Liberation.Forty-seven years back on 16 December in 1971, Bangladesh was born as an independent country under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and for the supreme sacrifice of three million martyrs and the honour of two lakh mothers and sisters.
Police remove members of Kerala Students Union as they take part in a protest after two women entered the Sabarimala temple in Kochi. Photo: ReutersOne person was killed and at least 15 injured in violence across southern India’s Kerala state which broke out after two women defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism’s holiest temples, police said Thursday.Clashes were reported across the state after the two women activists, escorted by police, entered the Sabarimala temple in a surprise pre-dawn operation on Wednesday.The Supreme Court in September overturned a decades-old ban on women of menstruating age—deemed as those between 10 and 50 — setting foot inside the gold-plated Sabarimala temple.Several women activists have made unsuccessful attempts to reach the temple since the order but faced stiff resistance from thousands of devotees including men and women, who see it as an attack on tradition.“The person who died was part of a BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) demonstration yesterday and got injured when some stones were hurled (at the demonstrators),” Kerala police spokesman Pramod Kumar told AFP.“His injuries were serious and he died late Wednesday night. At least 15 others were injured in incidents across the state,” Kumar added.Local media reports said the demonstrators from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP were hit by stones from a local office of the state’s ruling Communist party.Kerala remained tense on Thursday, and the police said additional forces had been deployed across the state to prevent further violence breaking out.The police Wednesday used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon to control clashes between the rival groups, largely conservatives and cadres of the state’s ruling left-wing parties.Journalists were also assaulted during the disturbances in the state’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram, and nearby Kollam city.September’s verdict was the latest progressive ruling from the court, with judges also overturning bans on gay sex and adultery last year.In rare comments regarding the Sabarimala temple on Tuesday, Modi—running for a second term in elections later this year—appeared to support the ban, saying the matter was related to tradition.“There are some temples which have their own traditions, where men can’t go. And men don’t go,” Modi told Indian media.The Supreme Court is to start hearing a legal challenge on its ruling to allow women into the temple from January 22.Women are still barred from a handful of Hindu temples in India. The entry of women at Sabarimala was taboo for generations and formalised by the Kerala High Court in 1991.
Melania Trump on Monday gave her multipronged effort to promote the well-being of children a minimalist new motto: “BE BEST.”The first lady formally launched her long-awaited initiative after more than a year of reading to children, learning about babies born addicted to drugs and hosting a White House conversation on cyberbullying.“As a mother and as first lady, it concerns me that in today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and often times turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide,” she said in prepared remarks.“I feel strongly that as adults, we can and should ‘be best’ at educating our children about the importance of a healthy and balanced life,” Mrs. Trump said.The first lady said early on that she would focus on child well-being. The goal of her public awareness campaign is to encourage parents and other adults to teach children how to be good citizens, including being kind, not bullying on social media or anywhere else, staying away from drugs and taking care of themselves.The campaign will focus on the issues of well-being, social media and opioid abuse, she said.“If we truly listen to what our kids have to say, whether it be their concerns or ideas, adults can provide them the support and tools they need to grow up to be happy and productive adults who contribute positively to society and their global communities,” said Mrs. Trump, who made the announcement in the White House Rose Garden as President Donald Trump looked on from the audience.Monday’s announcement followed a period of high visibility for a first lady who once had a scant public presence around the White House. Last month, she joined her husband to host the prime minister of Japan at the Trumps’ Florida estate and the president of France at the White House. She also represented the administration at the April funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.Mrs. Trump’s announcement also came as her husband remains under intense legal pressure from a special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and is facing questions over $130,000 in hush money paid by one of his attorneys to a porn actress who says she had sex with Trump in 2006. Trump denies her accusation.During nearly 16 months as first lady, Mrs. Trump demonstrated her interest in children by visiting with young hospital patients in the U.S. and during overseas trips with the president, often reading to them and encouraging them to do their best.Her interest in the opioid drug crisis, developed during the presidential campaign, has taken her to care centers and hospitals in West Virginia and Ohio to learn about the epidemic’s effect on babies born to mothers addicted to the powerful painkillers. She convened a White House roundtable on the issue last fall.In March, the first lady hosted representatives of the major online and social media companies at the White House to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety.That meeting came more than a year after she promised to use her White House platform to discourage cyberbullying. Her choice was ridiculed almost immediately, given her husband’s longtime habit of calling people names on Twitter, but Mrs. Trump said the criticism wouldn’t discourage her from doing what she thinks is right.She said Monday that social media is too often used in negative ways and that it is important for children to learn positive online behaviors at a young age.“I do believe that children should be both seen and heard, and it is our responsibility as adults to educate and remind them that when they are using their voices — whether verbally or online — they must choose their words wisely and speak with respect and compassion,” the first lady said.Modern first ladies typically highlight personal causes, from Nancy Reagan’s campaign to get kids to “Just Say No” to drugs to the emphasis the late Barbara Bush and her daughter-in-law Laura Bush placed on literacy and education to Michelle Obama’s signature “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity, which she launched about a year after moving to the White House.Mrs. Trump took a little more time to pull her initiative together. She did not live in the White House for the first five months of the administration to avoid having their son, Barron, now 12, change schools during the year. She has a smaller staff than her predecessors and only hired her policy director in January of this year.The first lady plans said she will travel as part of the initiative. Share
To initiate an art gallery in times like these is an extremely daunting and challenging propositions, but nonetheless, a commitment to showcase emerging talent, support and foster young contemporary artists coupled with an aspiration to expand spectatorship and collectorship of visual arts propelled Art and Aesthetic to launched its formal physical space in Lado Sarai in August 2013 with its first exhibition titled Time Will Tell – emerging forms of contemporary expressions. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The second exhibition Own An Original – a concept that aimed to widen collectorship of contemporary art, making acquisition of original work of art more accessible through competitively priced drawings and paintings in a postcard format, succeeded in cultivating first time buyers of art both in New Delhi and Mumbai.Taking the gallery objective forward our current show – A Tribute to Masters and Masterpieces– History Revisited, attempts to brings glimpses from art history to the viewers, thereby providing an opportunity to introduce and re – visit seminal works of art from historical timeline. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixShowcased here are iconographic reinterpretation and fascinating depictions by 9 contemporary artists. The idea is to disseminate history in an informal manner and for the audiences to make connections with the resources of the past.Through humble yet focused initiatives, Art and Aesthetic hopes to celebrate Indian Contemporary Art and strives to consolidate its prime objectives.WHEN: On till 28 FebruaryWHERE: Art and Aesthetic, 213/A, First Floor, Old M B Road, Lado Sarai
Lions at Ravens (-2.5) – Colin loves Baltimore giving 2.5, at home, against Matt Stafford Detroit, and it’s mostly because of their dominant defense that has allowed a microscopic 9.8 PPG and 255.3 YPG over their last 4 games. The Ravens have 14 Sacks in their last 4 and should be able to tee off on Stafford, who’s been sacked 10 times in his last 3. Also, Baltimore leads the NFL in Takeaways (26), and could feast on a Detroit offense that has the 5th most giveaways in the league since Week 5.Matt Stafford could be running for his life here. Take the Ravens, lay the 2.5. 28-21, Baltimore. Colin took Week 12 off for the holiday, but he’s ready to come roaring back in Week 13 with one his favorite Blazin’ 5’s of the year. He’s 32-22-1 on the season, and ready to make Week 13 lucky for the listening audience.Here are Colin’s Week 13 NFL plays, including one of his favorite play’s this year:Panthers at Saints (-4) – Colin is taking the Saints, coming of a tough loss, laying 4 at home against an inconsistent Cam Newton and the Panthers. New Orleans is 6-3 ATS over their last 9, 4-0-1 ATS over their last 5 against the Panthers, and beat Carolina 34-13 in Week 3 with Drew Brees completing 76% of his passes, with 3 TD’s and a Passer Rating of 131.4. Over his last 5 games, Brees has a Passer Rating of 109.8.The Panthers D just allowed Josh McCown to throw for 3 TD’s without an INT and a Passer Rating of 109.4, so expect Brees to carve them up while also pounding it in the running game. Cam has had trouble consistently moving the chains, and if he can’t, the Carolina D could be gassed by the 4th quarter. Take the Saints, lay the 4. 31-22, New Orleans. Steelers (-5.5) at Bengals – Colin doesn’t like swallowing points, but absolutely loves Steelers laying 5.5 on the road against AFC North rival Cincinnati in what might be his favorite pick of the year.Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS over their last 6, and 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 on the road in Cincy. They’re 6-0 when Le’Veon Bell has 100+ scrimmage yards this year, and Cincinnati’s defense has allowed 146.2 Rush YPG over their last 6 games. In his first game against the Bengals in Week 7, Bell racked up 192 total scrimmage yards, and has averaged 119.8 YPG with 4 touchdowns in his last 4 road games.Pittsburgh should be able to pound the rock all day and the defense should stifle Andy Dalton. Take the Steelers, lay the 5.5. 34-23, Steelers.? Blazin’ 5 is 32-22-1 through Week 12 ?@ColinCowherd makes his Week 13 picks? and they’re ? pic.twitter.com/bg5DF89LpJ— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 1, 2017 Advertisement Chiefs at Jets (+3) – Colin likes the surprising Jets getting a field goal, at home, against the struggling Chiefs. New York is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 at home, and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9, overall. Meanwhile, Kansas City is only 1-5 ATS over their last 6, and have only rushed for 100 yards once in their last 6 games (1-5 overall).In his last 4 games, Josh McCown has 7 Pass TD’s, 1 INT, and a Passer Rating of 101.9. In his last 5 games, breakout receiver Robby Anderson has 6 receiving TD’s, including at least one in each game. Take the Jets, the points, and the outright win. 24-23, Jets. Vikings (+3) at Falcons – Colin is rolling with the Vikings and Case Keenum getting 3 points on the road against a resurgent Atlanta. Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in their last 5, and comes in riding a 7-game win streak, during which they’ve scored 20 or more points in each game for the first time since the record setting 1998 team.Latavius Murray has 5 rushing touchdowns over his last 5 while averaging 4.5 YDS/Rush, and will face a Falcons D that has allowed 6 rushing scores and 5.1 YDS/Rush in their last 4. Ball control and defense gets the cover. Take Minny, the 3, and the outright W. 28-24, Vikings.
Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more November 3, 2017 — Mach7 Technologies invites attendees at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting to meet Sage, a data services platform built to deliver solutions for the common challenges of patient care delivery in a fraction of the time and effort.Sage enables improved access, management and data liquidity across an ecosystem of clinical applications, according to the company.With general release expected in early 2018, Sage will be accessible through traditional means including onsite services and the cloud, as well as downloadable at Mach7’s website.Mach7 CEO Mike Jackman said the platform is designed to solve the legacy challenges of deploying picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and a vendor neutral archive (VNA) with less effort and resources. He highlighted a recent implementation of a full imaging solution in under three months at both a large imaging group and at a community hospital.On display at the Mach7 booth will be an ecosystem of clinical apps that leverage the open interfaces of Sage to access, manage and exchange DICOM and non-DICOM data across various clinical workflows. With apps delivering hundreds of clinical workflows today, Mach7 will be highlighting smart collaboration with partners including a complete PACS powered with Client Outlook’s smart viewer eUnity as well as apps for care coordination, advanced artificial intelligence, analytics and more – all running on Sage.Mach7 also announced that the University of Vermont Medical Center has selected the company as their partner to be the foundation of their enterprise imaging strategy across Vermont and northern New York. Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform will serve as the central hub for the UVM Health Network’s imaging ecosystem, enabling the consolidation of all imaging data and managing the diverse workflows across the enterprise including radiology, cardiology, pathology and more. Mach7’s abilities in the areas of intelligent image routing and automated data localization will allow UVM’s radiologists to access patient imaging records from any location with a consistent and informed experience for optimal patient care.For more information: www.mach7t.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | November 03, 2017 Mach7 to Introduce Sage Data Services Platform at RSNA 2017 Third-generation platform enables an ecosystem of apps that simplifies the consolidation, replacement and adoption of technology that enhance clinical outcomes News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more 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 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. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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– / 40 That play went to Janis as well, and it was that 60-yard reception — on 4th-and-20 — that kept the Packers’ drive alive and set up the Hail Mary.The cornerback beaten on that play was Justin Bethel, a player whom many eyes are on now that he’s in a starting role for the first time in his career.Bethel said he thought he had help from a safety over the top, but that wasn’t the reason for why the big completion was made.“I don’t know what was happening,” he said Tuesday. “I knew it was a Cover 2, so I was playing off thinking — probably thinking too much was the problem — thinking they might try to run something to the sticks just to get the first down and I was a little too far behind.“I looked back for the ball once I saw him (Janis) slow up, looking, thinking the ball was still in the air, and as soon as I looked he caught it. So I turned around, he already caught it. I definitely should have been closer to him, but you know, stuff like that happens sometimes.”The play stood out as the biggest gaffe in what was at times a difficult game for the fourth-year pro, who is seeing plenty of passes come his way as teams look to avoid Peterson on the other side. Understandably, Bethel seemed to be taking things pretty hard after the game, which leads to the question of whether there is reason to worry about his mindset going forward. TEMPE, Ariz. — When people talk about the catch that nearly cost the Arizona Cardinals a win last Saturday, they will most surely be pointing to the 41-yard Hail Mary caught by Green Bay’s Jeff Janis over Patrick Peterson and Rashad Johnson in the end zone as time expired.It makes sense, since that play– plus the extra point — sent the game into overtime.Lost in that conversation, however, will probably be an even longer pass that was completed a few plays earlier. Bethel is not the only member of the team that got a bit of a reprieve when Fitzgerald took a shovel pass into the end zone from five yards out, allowing the Cardinals to escape with a 26-20 win and move on to the NFC Championship Game.Quarterback Carson Palmer threw a pair of interceptions — one of which was in the end zone — and was off on more throws than everyone is used to seeing.Arians himself was criticized for his team taking to the air on a 2nd-and-8 from the Green Bay 22-yard line with just more than two minutes remaining. The incomplete pass stopped the clock, and ultimately left the Packers enough extra time to pull off their end-of-regulation rally.But both quarterback and coach have enough of a track record to where people are confident in their abilities; Bethel is not afforded the same luxury.While the 25-year-old has all the size and tools necessary to become a reliable cornerback, until he puts it all together, the question as to whether or not he will is not going anywhere.The only way to make his struggles a thing of the past is to move forward, and that means learning from his experiences.“Just finish, I guess,” he said of what he needs to learn. “When I see the receiver relax, I can’t relax. I’ve got to finish until I hear the whistle blow and just keep being able to move on to the next play because you never know what can happen on any play.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “We’ll wait and see,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday. “This is the first time he’s had something to get over. As a coach and a player, until it happens, you never know how they’ll respond. Hopefully, he’ll respond in the right way.”Arizona needs Bethel to rebound because the team is fairly thin at cornerback. The season-ending injury to Tyrann Mathieu meant Jerraud Powers, normally a cornerback, needed to move inside, which opened up the spot for Bethel.A three-time Pro Bowler for his work on special teams, the team signed him to a three-year, $15 million contract extension in December because they saw his potential to grow into larger role on defense, too.If that is to happen, he will have to get past last Saturday’s struggles, which it seems like he has.“I was happy that we won, obviously; it was definitely a sigh of relief after Larry scored,” Bethel said. “I said, ‘Oh, thank you Jesus.’“I guess I handle things different than most people and it might come off as I’m down and depressed or whatever you want to say; I’m really hard on myself and at that time I was just like, I left some stuff out on the field and I felt like I could have played better. At the end the day we won the game and we had to move on and move on to the next game. After that night it’s over, I can’t do anything about it. Just be happy and celebrate with my teammates and get ready for Carolina.” Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires There’s little doubt Bethel will get plenty more chances. As long as he’s playing opposite Peterson, quarterbacks are going to target him. Whether they are picking on him or not really depends on how well he is playing. But if nothing else, this crash course in cornerback 101 should help him continue to grow.“I think you never really stop growing,” Bethel said. “There’s always things you can tweak and you can be better at. For me, people have been saying to me before, the more targets you get the more experience you get from it.“It’s like a test and getting a lot of information at once and trying to take it all in at one time, so I enjoy it and I think at the end of the day it’s going to make me a better player.”And of course, the positive side of being thrown at as much as Bethel is and will be is that the more plays come your way, the more opportunities you have to come up big.“I had a couple chances, I just didn’t catch the ball,” he said of Saturday’s game. “Hopefully as time goes on, if I still keep getting those targets I’ll make those plays that come to me.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis (83) is knocked out of bounds by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel (28) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. 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