LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds James said at a summer basketball camp last year that he found motivation in “this ghost I’m chasing — the ghost played in Chicago.”But he said his goal is not just to match Jordan’s numbers.“It has nothing to do with passing him in rings, passing him in points, passing him in MVPs. It’s just my personal goal to keep me motivated,” James said.“The conversations about who’s the greatest of all time, things of that nature — it doesn’t matter to me.”More than scoringWhat does matter is the chance to cement his own legacy, one that inspires young players to look beyond scoring as they develop their games.Bill Laimbeer, stalwart of the Detroit Pistons’ “Bad Boys” teams that were once the bane of Jordan’s Bulls, says that attention to every aspect of the game makes James, for him, the best ever.“I’ll take LeBron James, absolutely,” Laimbeer said this month on “The Rematch” podcast. “LeBron can do anything. Michael couldn’t get all the rebounds. He couldn’t be the assist man like LeBron James can.”James says he wants to be known — and remembered — as more than a scorer.“Scoring the ball is so heralded in our sport,” James said. “I want the fundamentals of the game to be as great as they can be.“If some kid or a group of kids from the West Coast or the East Coast or the Midwest or the South and everything in between, all around the world can look at me and say, ‘Well, I made the extra pass because LeBron made the extra pass,’ or, ‘I got a chase-down block and I didn’t give up on the play because LeBron didn’t give up,’ that would mean the world to me.” As pundits parsed the stats showing Jordan achieved his 5,987 playoff points in 179 post-season games while James reached 5,995 in his 212th post-season contest, James dismissed such conversations as “barbershop” debates.When pressed, however, he acknowledged Jordan’s massive influence and the significance of the milestone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just seeing what he was able to accomplish,” James said after scoring 35 points in the Cavaliers’ 135-102 victory over the Boston Celtics that clinched the Eastern Conference title.“When you’re growing up and you’re seeing Michael Jordan, it’s almost like a god. So I didn’t ever believe I could be Mike.” Celtics’ Thomas says hip surgery not top option Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ LeBron James AFP/GETTY IMAGESLeBron James was once among thousands of youngsters striving to “be like Mike,” but the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar never dreamed he’d be mentioned in the same breath as Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan as one of basketball’s greatest.James eclipsed Jordan as the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer on Thursday as he led the Cavaliers into a third straight NBA Finals — fueling comparisons to six-time NBA champion Jordan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next From trying to emulate Jordan’s fadeaway jump shot to copying his uniform quirks, James said, “I did pretty much everything MJ did when I was a kid.”“I didn’t go bald like Mike, but I’m getting there,” he quipped. “I wanted to be Mike, so for my name to come up in any discussion with Michael Jordan or Kareem (Abdul Jabbar) … it’s a wow factor.”To be sure, “Air Jordan” still reigns over “King James.”Jordan’s six NBA titles are twice as many as James’s three — two of them won with the Miami Heat before he returned to Cleveland with the avowed aim of bringing a championship to his home state of Ohio.Jordan leads James in Most Valuable Player awards five to four and Jordan is fourth all-time in regular-season scoring with 32,292 points compared to James in seventh on 28,787.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service.A two-year content and advertising deal announced Aug. 10 expands upon similar partnerships that Twitter forged with the NFL in 2013 and 2014.The NFL plans to funnel nearly three times more content into Twitter than last year, a commitment that will include more video highlights and pictures from games in progress.Twitter, in turn, will use an automated formula to prominently display NFL tweets and related ads in the streams of account holders likely to enjoy the information.The NFL’s Twitter blitz will begin with Aug. 13 preseason games. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Twitter and other Internet companies typically pay their partners by giving them a percentage of ad sales made from their content.After signing single-season contracts in 2013 and 2014, the NFL gave Twitter a vote of confidence by locking into a longer term this time around.It’s the first time any of Twitter’s roughly 200 partners have signed a multi-year contract, according to Glenn Brown, Twitter’s director of content partnerships.The NFL, by far the most-watched sports league in the U.S., also is relying solely on Twitter to sell all the advertising tied to the tweets from its accounts. In the previous two seasons, the ads were jointly sold by the NFL and Twitter.The show of faith comes at a critical time for Twitter.Although its brand is widely known and its service boasts more than 300 million users, Twitter has been struggling to widen its appeal. With user growth slowing dramatically, even Twitter’s own management recently acknowledged that the service has become too confusing to navigate. What’s more, the San Francisco company still hasn’t posted a profit.Investors have sacked Twitter for its execution problems. The company’s stock finished last week at $27.04, less than half its value 10 months ago and just $1.04 above its initial public offering price in November 2013.The NFL’s immense popularity could help Twitter find ways to get people to check into its service more frequently and lure visitors who might not necessarily sign into the service, but could still see ads.Twitter plans to highlight NFL material even if users haven’t chosen to follow the league. The company does this by tracking people’s activity on the service to determine their interests. Ads featuring NFL content will be targeted using similar analytical tools.“We know if we put content in front of the hundreds of millions of Twitter users, they will engage with the content,” predicted Vishal Shah, the NFL’s Vice President of Media Strategy and business development.(MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Twitter/@Qiana_JadeOver the weekend, protests broke out at Missouri following a string of racially charged incidents on campus. A student group called “Concerned Student 1950” called for school president Tim Wolfe to resign due to ineffective leadership in combating the issues, and today he stepped down after an emergency meeting by the school’s Board of Curators.Mizzou President Tim Wolfe resigning right now amid student and faculty protests.— Kate Bolduan (@KateBolduan) November 9, 2015On Friday night, video of Wolfe struggling to answer a question about systematic oppression began to go viral.Oh really @UMPrez this is what you think Systematic oppression is?!? @umcurators @CNN @Oprah pic.twitter.com/eSuOqPfT2b— QianaJade (@Qiana_Jade) November 7, 2015By Saturday night, the Tigers football team boycotted football activities until Wolfe resigned, following the lead of grad student Jonathan Butler, who is currently in a hunger strike in order to oust Wolfe. We hope that this move helps quell the unrest on campus in Columbia.
Liverpool will kick off the new Premier League season at home to Norwich on August 9, with champions Manchester City travelling to West Ham and Manchester United playing host to Chelsea on the opening weekend.Elsewhere, Arsenal will take in a trip to Newcastle on the first Sunday of the new season, while arch-rivals Tottenham take on top-flight new boys Aston Villa 24 hours earlier.Sheffield United start life back in the big time away at Bournemouth on August 10, with Burnley hosting Southampton, Everton going to Crystal Palace, Leicester taking on Wolves and Watford welcoming Brighton to Vicarage Road. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The big games will come thick and fast from that point.City’s first home game of the campaign will see them welcome Tottenham to the Etihad Stadium, while Arsenal are due at Anfield in the third round of fixtures.The first north London derby, which will be staged at Emirates Stadium, is pencilled in for August 31, with a return date taking place on April 25.City and United will not lock horns until December 7, at the Etihad, with a meeting between two old adversaries at Old Trafford due to be held around March 7.A Merseyside derby at Anfield will take centre stage on December 4 and at Goodison Park on March 14.Crystal Palace will rekindle old rivalries with Brighton at Selhurst Park on December 14, before heading to the south coast on February 29.Aston Villa, who are back in the Premier League after a three-year absence, will face West Midlands foes Wolves at Molineux on November 9 and on home soil on April 4.Chelsea take on Liverpool on September 21, while Manchester United face Arsenal at Old Trafford a week later.The Red Devils will then play host to Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League winners on the weekend of October 19, before the following round of games takes Spurs to Anfield.Liverpool face City on November 9 and Pep Guardiola’s title holders have a tough test at home to Chelsea in the same month.Spurs pay a visit to United in early December, before then playing host to London neighbours Chelsea in the final group of games before Christmas.The festive fixture list will see matches moved for television coverage, but the contests around Boxing Day will include Manchester United entertaining Newcastle, City going to Wolves, Liverpool taking in a trip to Leicester, Chelsea playing host to Southampton and Arsenal travelling to Bournemouth.New Year’s Day could also deliver a feast of entertainment, with United due at the Emirates.Elsewhere, Liverpool will take on Sheffield United, City clash with Everton, Chelsea go to Brighton and Spurs to Southampton.Klopp’s men will then have back-to-back outings against Tottenham and Manchester United in January, while Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge.Tottenham entertain City on February 1 and the Red Devils visit the Blues of west London a week later.City versus Arsenal is another contest scheduled for the leap year date of February 29.Mid-March will take Manchester United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and City to Stamford Bridge.Liverpool’s only top-flight defeat of 2018-19 came at the Etihad Stadium, and they will be back there in early April.May opens with Arsenal entertaining the European champions and a week later takes Chelsea to the red half of Merseyside.It could be that the title, top-four places and relegation spots are all on the line heading into the final weekend.Liverpool will be at Newcastle on May 17, Manchester United at Leicester, Spurs at Palace and Sheffield United at Southampton.Arsenal will play host to Watford, Manchester City will entertain Norwich, Chelsea take on Wolves, Burnley face Brighton, Everton meet Bournemouth and West Ham tackle Aston Villa.
Tailgating before a college football or NFL game usually includes grilling, games, and of course a few beverages of the alcoholic variety. Generally, the tailgates are made up of fans and alumni from the university looking to celebrate before the game.Over the weekend a school president found himself apologizing for his actions at a tailgate. According to the AP, Southeast Missouri State University president Carlos Vargas-Aburto sent out an email apologizing for what he did before the game.So what did he do? Well, video appears to show Vargas-Aburto drinking from a beer bong.Here’s the video.THATS MY PRESIDENT pic.twitter.com/9wjvn0gnyH— Barstool SEMO (@BarstoolSemo) September 22, 2018Chugging from a funnel is commonplace on college campuses, it just doesn’t usually involve the president of said colleges.Vargas-Aburto apologized for his actions said it was a “poor decision” that he’s “not proud of.”It doesn’t look like the president will face punishment after the Board of Regents “said in a statement that what happened was a ‘lapse in judgment’ but that it doesn’t define Vargas-Aburto,” according to the report.[AP]
The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More For their first ever collaboration, Carhartt Work in Progress and Converse have combined iconic features from both brands into one fantastic (and your next) summer sneaker: the Converse X Carhartt WIP Chuck Taylor ’70s Ox.Using rugged, “no-frills” Carhartt materials such as Tiger Camo Ripstop and Duck Canvas, these Chucks are reflective of both brands’ ethos of everyday wearability and durability. With each brand having been around for what seems like forever (Carhartt since 1889, Converse since 1908), it is exciting to see a fresh focus on the classic sneaker as not only a fashion piece, but also as long-lasting footwear.Hamilton BrownThe shoes sport triple-stitch workwear detailing on the upper and a red bar tack stitch on the outsole–much like the reinforced stress-points in Carhartt WIP’s chore coats. Gold and silver eyelets are also a nod back to the original Carhartt buttons and rivets on their iconic workwear. On these Chucks, the eyelets serve as a shining contrast to the shoe’s matte finish all while protecting your laces and loops.White DrillColorways for the sneaker vary from the aforementioned Camo Tiger, to Hamilton brown, to white drill. Each refined and understated color would pair perfectly with blue chambray shorts and a nice summer button down.Camo TigerEach pair retails for $100 and can be found on both Converse and Carhartt WIP’s websites. But act fast, most sizes are already sold out. 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Editors’ Recommendations 5 Most Expensive Coffees in the World Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us
zoom Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) informed that the Ethane Crystal, the world’s first very large ethane carrier (VLEC), loaded its first shipment of ethane cargo at Enterprise Products Partner’s Morgan’s Point Terminal in Texas.Delivered to Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in November 2016, the Ethane Crystal is the first of six VLECs that will be delivered with ABS Class through 2017. The second vessel, the Ethane Emerald, was delivered in early December 2016.The 57,494 dwt liquefied gas carrier, which was built for Mumbai-based Reliance Industries Limited (Reliance), is able to carry cargoes such as ethane and liquefied petroleum gasses (LPG). With an 87,000 cbm cargo carrying capacity, the vessel was the first of its kind to be constructed with a specially designed GTT Mark III membrane cargo containment system.The ship, which features a length of 227.85 meters and a width of 36.49 meters, was classed by ABS in November.“Loading ethane onto the world’s first VLEC represents a significant milestone for the global gas industry,” Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, said.The Ethane Crystal operates on a trade route between North America and India, carrying ethane that will be used as feedstock for petrochemical production.
ASHBURN, Va. — The question about that one particular, infamous play wasn’t complete when Mark Sanchez interrupted to deliver a perfectly straight-faced, deadpan response.“I’m not following,” he said.For a guy who was a first-round NFL draft pick and played in a pair of AFC title games at the outset of his professional career, Sanchez knows — fairly or not — his name is associated with “The Butt Fumble.” And so he was able to crack a smile — and a retort — when it was brought up at a news conference Wednesday before Sanchez participated in his first practice as the Washington Redskins’ latest starting quarterback.He’ll be on the field Sunday when Washington (6-6) hosts the New York Giants (4-8).“What are you going to do? It was a crappy play in a game we were getting our butts kicked,” Sanchez said about that turnover after running into one of his linemen during his New York Jets’ 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving Day six years ago.“Some low-hanging fruit, so that was an easy reach for you,” he said. “I’m just kidding! I’m just kidding! Come on. You can give it to me; I can give it right back. Come on. Thick skin in here, huh? No, listen: Who cares? It’s one play. And just move on. I prefer to remember the good stuff.”Which, of course, is exactly what he should do.Let others focus on a long-ago blunder — as many on Twitter did during Washington’s 28-13 loss to Philadelphia on Monday night, when Sanchez recovered his own fumble by holding the ball against his behind.“In my mind, he shouldn’t let that (2012 play for the Jets) define him,” said Giants coach Pat Shurmur, who was the offensive co-ordinator for Sanchez when both were with the Eagles in 2014-15. “We are all involved in many, many plays and many, many games. There’s many, many good things that happen. You’re involved in a lot of wins and, unfortunately, you’re involved once in a while in a bad play or a bad game.”The 32-year-old Sanchez hasn’t won a regular-season start in almost exactly four years. And he has thrown for more interceptions (87) than TDs (86) in the NFL.But he was the only QB the team had after Alex Smith and Colt McCoy each went down with a broken right leg in a span of three games.“In some ways, two weeks ago, it was an unfamiliar position. But really, historically, it’s a familiar position. That’s what makes it fun. You work for something, you pray for something, and then it finally happens — you don’t care what the circumstances are,” Sanchez said. “You’re just happy to get a shot.”He joked Wednesday about being unfamiliar with his teammates: “Don’t ask me their names.”Joked, too, about Adrian Peterson’s 90-yard touchdown run against Philadelphia on Sanchez’s first play after entering for the injured McCoy: “That was a pretty good handoff, huh?”Now, though, coach Jay Gruden knows that Washington’s faint playoff hopes rest with a QB who was signed a couple of weeks ago.“It’s not easy for any quarterback, no matter how long you play. If you don’t get any reps in training camp or preseason or regular season with the guys you’re playing with, and you don’t know the terminology, so to speak, it’s a great challenge,” Gruden said about Sanchez. “But he’s a veteran guy and I think he’ll do the best he can.”Notes: CB Quinton Dunbar, WR Trey Quinn, G Jonathan Cooper went on injured reserve, and the Redskins signed QB Josh Johnson, G Zac Kerin, C Demetrius Rhaney and DE Marcus Smith. Johnson has not attempted a pass in a regular-season NFL game since 2011.___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich___More NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLHoward Fendrich, The Associated Press
It’s not just Seager that has Dodgers fans drooling. Twenty-two-year-old rookie sensation Cody Bellinger launched 39 home runs and knocked 97 RBIs in 2017 to lead the Dodgers in both categories, and is a frontrunner for the NL Rookie of the Year award. LA also has 21-year-old left-handed starting pitcher Julio Urias, who missed much of 2017 with a shoulder injury, but is still one of baseball’s most promising talents. And there’s more. LA has one of the top-ranked minor-league systems in the game, so there are even more talented Dodgers to come. Which is likely why they opened the offseason as 2018 World Series favorites.Houston Astros (88.6 wins per season)2017 Elo Rating: 1575.0 (15th)2017 batting WAR: 36.5 (5th)2017 pitching WAR: 17.0 (42nd)2017 average age, batters: 28.8 (21st-youngest)2017 average age, pitchers: 28.5 (17th-youngest)For Houston, it’s been a completely different journey to the top. The Astros were really bad for more than half a decade, when they averaged an MLB-worst 69 wins between 2006 and 2014. But while the organization floundered at the major-league level, the Astros’ front office steadily stockpiled the organization’s minor-league system with high-ceiling talent through the draft and international free agency.In 2006, Houston signed a 16-year-old named Jose Altuve for just $15,000 — Altuve is now a three-time reigning AL batting champion. In 2009, they drafted Dallas Keuchel in the 7th round of the draft, and he went onto win the AL Cy Young award in 2015. Two years after that they drafted George Springer out of Connecticut, who this week was crowned World Series MVP. Then in 2012, the Astros selected shortstop Carlos Correa with the No.1 pick in the draft — this year Correa had the team’s second-highest Wins Above Replacement in the regular season.Put that all together and Houston had the largest WAR of any team in MLB from their homegrown players in 2017. They’ve done their time at the bottom, and now with their star trio leading the way, it’s Houston’s time to shine. Baseball’s best young shortstopsIn a player’s first three MLB seasons, most wins above replacement (WAR) while playing at least half of games at shortstop 21Phillies1470.926.526.6184.108.40.206 20Braves1466.528.629.615.09.079.3 10Cardinals1514.628.028.124.114.682.8 5Yankees1570.728.727.628.824.085.8 11Brewers1510.527.3220.127.116.112.7 1Arky Vaughan1932-3442917.3 10Cal Ripken, Jr.1981-8326812.5 7Nomar Garciaparra1996-9831813.8 4Cubs1546.026.630.826.915.587.5 Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs 1Dodgers1581.627.729.729.921.390.0 TEAMELO RATINGBATTERSPITCHERSBATTERSPITCHERSPREDICTED WINS/SEASON WAR is an average of the metrics found at FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs Which MLB teams have the brightest futures?Most predicted wins over the next five seasons, based on 2017 team characteristics 14Rangers1497.128.428.918.104.22.168 2Indians1596.722.214.171.1242.589.2 9Charlie Hollocher1918-2032612.6 25Orioles1474.228.628.015.47.378.0 17Angels1512.829.929.217.412.679.9 15Royals1477.328.930.312.914.380.3 19Mariners1506.629.627.922.410.479.8 6Corey Seager2015-1731414.1 3Francisco Lindor2015-1741116.2 7Red Sox1549.927.328.419.222.884.8 12Rays1505.628.327.624.012.081.5 9Twins1509.827.129.726.58.484.1 29Giants1465.829.629.07.112.176.8 8Diamondbacks1534.428.328.319.425.884.1 5Rogers Hornsby1915-1720714.5 13Marlins14126.96.36.1997.12.581.0 18White Sox1463.926.728.915.15.879.9 16Rockies1506.428.526.614.920.380.0 AVERAGE AGEWAR Of course, it’s also worth noting that although the Dodgers currently project for the most future wins of any current MLB team, the Astros rank third. Sandwiched in second place between the two World Series participants are the Cleveland Indians, who were upset in the ALDS by the New York Yankees but still had one of the most impressive seasons of any team in recent history. Across their entire roster, Cleveland was a little younger than either the Dodgers or Astros, so they should be a force to reckon with for the foreseeable future. Add in other up-and-coming teams (such as the Yankees) and old standbys (such as the Cubs), and 2017’s glut of good teams should continue into next season and beyond. 3Astros1575.028.828.536.517.088.6 26Padres1447.826.028.08.55.378.0 23Athletics1491.528.727.617.110.378.9 PLAYERYEARSGAMES AT SHORTSTOPWAR 22Reds14188.8.131.522.81.279.2 6Nationals1550.729.029.923.223.485.4 24Pirates1486.528.3184.108.40.2068.1 4Carlos Correa2015-1736015.0 8Glenn Wright1924-2642213.3 27Mets1460.329.127.318.67.777.6 2Johnny Pesky1942-4743316.8 30Tigers1442.929.728.413.69.876.8 28Blue Jays1496.6220.127.116.117.577.5 Hope you didn’t get sick of the Astros and Dodgers, because you’re going to be stuck with them for a lot of Octobers to come. Based on our analysis of all MLB teams since 1988,1That’s when free agency truly began to reshape the way teams build following a period of collusion between owners. this year’s Astros and Dodgers each appear to have two of the brightest futures for any pair of World Series teams ever.Here’s how we figured that out. We gathered data on all MLB teams from 1988 to 2012 and tried to see which factors best predicted their win totals over the following five seasons. After testing different combinations,2Specifically, variable selection was performed using the Lasso. we found that five metrics emerged as significant predictors of a team’s future record: A team’s Elo rating through the end of the World Series (which contributed about 33 percent to a team’s future win projection); its batting wins above replacement (WAR)3Averaging together the versions found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com. (29 percent); its pitching WAR (13 percent); and the average ages — weighted by playing time — of its batters (6 percent) and pitchers (12 percent) — plus a bonus for making the World Series (7 percent).4Winning the World Series, while all sorts of fun, didn’t predict much for the years to come, after accounting for all this other stuff.Unsurprisingly, having a talented young core (especially on the hitting side) is a good ticket for a return trip to the World Series. After running the numbers for the final two teams standing this year, here’s how the Dodgers and Astros stack up against the other 56 World Series teams in our data set:Los Angeles Dodgers (90.0 wins per season)2017 Elo Rating: 1581.6 (11th)2017 batting WAR: 29.9 (18th)2017 pitching WAR: 21.3 (21st)2017 average age, batters: 27.7 (5th-youngest)2017 average age, pitchers: 29.7 (33rd-youngest)Despite losing to the Astros in Game 7 on Wednesday, LA appears to have the brighter future of this year’s World Series teams, albeit only just. The Dodgers are projected to win about 90 games per season for the next five years, but that’s nothing new to them. Since 2013, the Dodgers have averaged an MLB-best 95 wins per season and were twice denied a shot at the World Series. The bulk of this year’s production for the Dodgers has come from a mix of young phenoms and veteran stars. Turner, Clayton Kershaw and 23-year-old Corey Seager were the top three WAR contributors to the Dodgers. Seager has emerged as one of the premier players in the league and, with just three years of MLB experience to date, he ranks sixth all-time for the most WAR among shortstops in their first three seasons. Although he was up and down during the playoffs — he missed the NLCS with a back injury and hit just .237 in the postseason — Seager is one of the biggest reasons LA’s future looks so bright.
Scotland would also ‘eject’ the Trident nuclear programme from the region “as soon as is safely possible”, according to deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon.The white paper also contains a proposal to scrap the BBC and set up the Scottish Broadcasting Service, SBS, which would still retain BBC programming.Salmond said that Scotland would retain “a share of the assets” of the BBC, as would be the case with other bodies, meaning viewers would not miss out on popular programmes like Dr Who and Strictly Come Dancing.The 670-page document sets out the blueprint for Scotland breaking from the UK after 300 years of union and proposes that Scotland would become independent on 24 March 2016 if the referendum passes.Current polls show that only one third of the 5.3 million Scots are currently in favour of breaking away from the UK.The Scottish government hopes the white paper will sway the argument.Speaking at a packed press conference today, Salmond said that the choice was now down to Scottish voters and that the white paper was the programme his party is proposing to implement if voters opt for independence.“Unless we’re independent we won’t have the ability to make these choices,” he said.Poll: Should Scotland vote for independence?Read: Salmond announces ‘clear’ question for referendum on Scottish independence AN INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND would cut its corporation tax rate, take-on £1.3 billion in debt from the UK, keep the sterling and stay in the European Union, according to a white paper published today.The Scottish government has this morning published its blueprint for independence ahead of a referendum next year where voters will be asked: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”.“Scotland’s future is now in Scotland’s hands,” the regional government’s First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond told a packed press conference in Edinburgh this morning.Among the most eye-catching proposal is for corporation tax to be cut by three per cent to 21 per cent, while Scotland would also retain the sterling and remain in the European Union.The First Minister repeatedly faced questions this morning as to whether the Bank of England, the EU, and other organisations and countries would agree to the changes being proposed in the document.The government estimates that the independent country would inherit £1.3 billion of debt from the UK, but it would look to offset this against its share of assets.Asked how much independence would cost the average Scot, Salmond claimed that Scottish people would have been £2,400 better off had the country controlled its own finances over the last five years.Other eye-catching measures that the SNP has pledged to implement include cutting air passenger duty in half, cutting energy bills, abolishing the controversial so-called ‘bedroom tax’ and extending free childcare to 30 hours per week.
THE BANK OF Cyprus, the island’s largest bank, appealed today to the government and political leaders to reach a bailout deal with eurozone lenders to save the economy from ruin.“The Cyprus economy is on the brink and in a fragile state. The next move may prove its salvation or destruction,” the bank said in a statement, as the island’s heavily indebted banking sector faced collapse.The European Central Bank warned today it was ready to pull the plug on emergency funding for Cyprus banks unless the government clinched a bailout deal by Monday.ExposedThe Bank of Cyprus and the Popular Bank in particular were heavily exposed by the Greek debt crisis and urgently need funding to prevent a meltdown.The government cautioned against panic while scrambling out a “Plan B” to resolve the chaos unleashed by an initial plan to tax bank accounts – many of them Russian – by €5.8 billion to complement €10 billion in eurozone and IMF loans between now and 2016.Parliament was expected to vote on the measure later today.With Cypriot banks in lockdown until next Tuesday, queues grew at cash dispensers outside the island’s second largest bank, Popular Bank, as rumours flew it would close for ever.Cyprus Central Bank spokeswoman Aliki Stylianou denied the rumours of the bank’s closure, speaking to state radio.According to Cyprus News, party leaders are optimistic that the crisis will be resolved. The European Commission has also said that an “orderly way forward” is still possible.- © AFP, 2013Read: UPDATE: Cyprus to create ‘solidarity fund’>
By Sailu BahWomen fish smokers at the Banjul beach have expressed their fear of a looming threat to dislodge them from the place they are currently occupying based on a purported notice emanating from the Department of Physical Planning. The women explained that the ownership of the place is being claimed by a Lebanese businessman who, they said, wants them to vacate the area.Speaking to this reporter on Saturday, 26 July 2014, at the beach in front of the main Banjul market, Yama Colley, one of the women fish smokers, said they now live in a state of constant fear of removal from the place where they work to earn income to sustain their families.“This place is our only source of livelihood as we have been toiling and moiling here for many years in order to earn a living for ourselves and families,” she revealed.Mai Sonko, the spokesperson of the women fish smokers, said they are facing the problem of removal from the place as it is being claimed by one Lebanese businessman. She explained that they have once received a notice from the Physical Planning Department asking them to vacate the place. She said their response was that they have nowhere to relocate to in order to continue with their work. She said they even went with a delegation to the Banjul City Council (BCC) to express their concern to the mayor of Banjul who, she said, told them to continue working until the place is needed and an alternative is found for them. She claimed that the Lebanese national had even promised to clear and give them the area behind the place, but that when this was done, he eventually changed his mind and told them that he needs both places.Madame Sonko explained that they have started working at the said place since 1995 and that they were the ones who cleared the grass, shrubs and trees that grew there and then built the sheds and ovens they use to smoke the fish.“We are pleading with the government to help us maintain the place as this is where we earn our livelihoods as wives, single parents and breadwinners to sustain our families, pay our children’s school fees, house rent, and attend to other pressing needs. We would also want the government to help us with proper storage facilities,” she appealed.Fatou Jammeh, another woman fish smoker, said “We are women who are powerless and helpless, so the little place we have here should not be taken away from us by anyone and government should intervene and help us.” ]]>
SEATTLE (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration Tuesday for Washington.It orders federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from July 9 to Aug. 5. It specifically mentions Okanogan County and the Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation and says federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation in all areas within the state.The Federal Emergency Management Agency is surveying damage and may designate more counties for assistance.GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Lightning has started dozens of new wildfires in the Northwest, forcing incident commanders to juggle crews and equipment Tuesday as a new round of storms approached.Meanwhile, three firefighters who deployed emergency shelters when a thunderstorm whipped up the flames of a Northern California blaze were released unhurt from a hospital Tuesday, but they weren’t yet back on the fire line.Corey Wilford, a spokesman for what’s been dubbed the Beaver Fire, said there was no immediate word whether an investigation will be conducted, but they are usual in cases like this. The firefighters’ names were not released.Red Flag warnings for hot, dry winds remained in effect in the mountainous area of Siskiyou County, about 15 miles northwest of Yreka. About 150 rural homes have been evacuated. The fire was 30 percent contained after burning across 44 square miles of the Klamath National Forest north of the Klamath River.
This photograph taken on April 4, 2018 shows Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu, who lost both of his legs during first attempt to climb Everest, during an interview with AFP at Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, ahead of another attempt to climb the mountain. AFPA Chinese climber who lost both legs to frostbite on Everest four decades ago is hoping to finally reach the summit after Nepal’s top court overruled a controversial government ban on blind and double amputee climbers.Xia Boyu is the first double amputee to be given a permit to climb the world’s highest mountain after the ban was revoked.The 69-year-old said the measure, introduced in December to much criticism, was “discriminating against the disabled”.“I panicked after I heard the news because it meant I couldn’t fulfil my dream. I thought, ‘How can I now get a climbing permit?’ Xia told AFP.But last month, disability advocacy groups successfully overturned the ban in Nepal’s highest court, arguing it contravened the UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities.Xia’s bid to summit the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain will be his fifth.He was part of a Chinese national team in 1975 when the group encountered bad weather just below the summit.Oxygen-starved and exposed to frigid temperatures, Xia suffered severe frostbite and lost both his feet.In 1996, his legs were amputated just below the knee after he was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of blood cancer.The tenacious climber returned to Everest in 2014 but an avalanche killed 16 sherpa guides early in the season, forcing most expeditions to call off their summit bids.Xia was back the following year, but the climbing season was again cut short when a powerful earthquake struck Nepal, killing around 9,000 people-including 22 on Everest.His last attempt was in 2016 when bad weather again forced him to turn back just 200 metres from the summit.‘Challenge fate’ -“Climbing Mount Everest is my dream. I have to realise it. It also represents a personal challenge, a challenge of fate,” Xia said.Xia’s guide, Dawa Gyalje Sherpa-who has summited Everest eight times-is hopeful the plucky Chinese climber will finally make it to the top this time.“He has been training and has climbed above 8,000 metres before,” Sherpa said.“I am hopeful he will fulfil his dream.”The legal wrangling over disabled climbers did scupper ex-soldier Hari Budha Magar’s bid to become the first above-the-knee double amputee to scale Everest.Magar-a 38-year-old former Gurkha soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan-postponed his attempt and said he will return in 2019.The only double amputee to summit Everest is New Zealander Mark Inglis, who achieved the feat in 2006.Hundreds of climbers flock to Everest every year during the brief spring climbing season starting April, when winds and temperatures are more forgiving than other times of the year.Last year, 634 people made it to the top and seven died trying.Nepali and Chinese authorities, who monitor all climbs on the southern and northern faces of the mountain respectively, are yet to release the number of climbing permits issued for this year.But the season-which marks the 65th anniversary of the first summit of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay-is expected to be busy.
People protest outside Buckingham Palace during the state visit of US president Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to Britain, in London, Britain on 3 June. Photo: ReutersDonald Trump will plunge into Britain’s Brexit crisis on Tuesday and is likely to demand that prime minister Theresa May’s successor ban China’s Huawei from 5G networks as thousands of protesters mock the US president across London.Feted by Queen Elizabeth and heir prince Charles on the first day of his state visit to Britain, Trump turns to politics on Tuesday with talks in Downing Street, a news conference scheduled for 1245 GMT and a dinner that could include leaders of Brexit, such as Boris Johnson, the favourite to succeed May.Trump brings demands for the United States’ closest ally in Europe, including calls by his envoys for a tougher British stance towards telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd .At a lavish banquet in Buckingham Palace, Trump praised the queen as “a great, great woman” and said the United States and United Kingdom shared an enduring alliance.”As we honour our shared victory and heritage, we affirm the common values that will unite us long into the future; freedom, sovereignty, self-determination, the rule of law and reference for the rights given to us by almighty God,” he said.The state visit, promised by May back in January 2017 when she became the first foreign leader to meet him after he took office, is cast as a chance to celebrate Britain’s “special relationship” with the United States, boost trade links and reaffirm security cooperation.But the collapse of May’s premiership over Brexit and Trump’s penchant for ignoring the conventions of modern diplomacy have made the trip one of the most unconventional state visits in recent British history.Before Air Force One even touched down on British soil, Trump praised Johnson, the former foreign secretary and leading Brexit campaigner, and advised a sharp exit from the European Union on 31 October with or without a deal.Trump also called for arch-Brexiteer Nigel Farage, a scourge of May’s ruling Conservative Party, to conduct talks with the EU.Brexit, Blimp and ChinaBrexit is the most significant geopolitical move for the United Kingdom since World War Two and if it happens, London will be more reliant on the United States as ties loosen with the other 27 members of the EU.Huawei will top talks in London after the British government appeared to defy Trump administration demands and allow the Chinese company a limited role in building 5G networks.”We’ve been clear: Our ask is that our allies and our partners and our friends don’t do anything that would endanger our shared security interests or restrict our ability to share sensitive information,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.The Trump administration has told allies not to use Huawei’s 5G technology and equipment because of fears it would allow China to spy on sensitive communications and data. Huawei denies it is, or could be, a vehicle for Chinese intelligence.Britain’s so-called special relationship with the United States is an enduring alliance, but some British voters see Trump as crude, volatile and opposed to their values on issues ranging from global warming to his treatment of women.A giant inflatable blimp depicting Trump as a pouting baby in a diaper will fly outside the British parliament in London on Tuesday ahead of what is expected to be one of the city’s largest protests against a foreign leader.In central London, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to take part in a “Carnival of Resistance” later in the day to voice their opposition to the president. Among those taking part will be environmental activists, anti-racism campaigners and women’s rights protesters.While some Britons protest, May and Trump will hold a business breakfast at St James’ Palace with US firms such as Lockheed Martin Corp, JP Morgan Chase and Co, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, construction company Bechtel and cybersecurity and data analytics firm Splunk IncMay will present Trump with a framed reproduction of the Atlantic Charter, which hung on wartime prime minister Winston Churchill’s wall and set out principles of free trade and collective security that formed the basis of the postwar peace.As part of the visit, Trump will be given a tour of the Churchill War Rooms – a labyrinthine bunker-turned-museum underneath London, and he will take part in events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, which turned the course of the war.Trump, May and their spouses will also view a ceremonial copy of the American Declaration of Independence. For lunch, they will have crab followed by beef fillet, and a meringue-based pudding known as ‘Eton mess’.While Trump and May sit down to political talks inside May’s Downing Street office, Philip May and Melania Trump will attend a garden party and take a guided tour of the building.The US first lady will receive a tea set created by designer Emma Bridgewater from the prime minister and her husband.
Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Hologic is dedicating a significant share of its RSNA exhibit to the clinical benefits of 3-D mammography in breast cancer screening and diagnosis as well as its recently introduced lower-dose 3-D mammography and 3-D guided breast biopsy capabilities. Related Content Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more The Selenia Dimensions 3-D mammography system is currently the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved 3-D system in the United States, and Hologic is the only company worldwide that can provide a 3-D breast biopsy solution. 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 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more For more information: www.hologic.com, www.rsna.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 read more Lower dose 3-D mammographyThe C-View 2-D software option is designed to generate a 2-D image from a 3-D mammography data set without the need for separate 2-D X-ray exposures. C-View software is designed to offer radiologists and patients a number of benefits, including a reduction in X-ray exposures leading to shorter exam times (less than four second scans per view) and increased patient comfort from the shorter compression time. Hologic’s 3-D mammography exam using C-View software is a lower dose mammogram than the average U.S. 2-D mammogram, and yet it includes all the benefits of a combined 2-D and 3-D mammography exam. 3-D guided breast biopsyThe Affirm 3-D mammography biopsy option is designed for the localization and accurate targeting of regions of interest and is especially important for targeting lesions not detected in 2-D imaging or when using other modalities. This new biopsy technique is designed to provide numerous advantages over traditional stereotactic biopsy procedures, including faster lesion targeting and reduced patient procedure time. The Affirm system is preprogrammed for use with the Company’s Eviva and ATEC vacuum-assisted breast biopsy devices. The 3-D mobile coach is making a special stop at RSNA on its yearlong, cross-country “3-D Technology: A More Accurate Mammogram” tour, which is dedicated to spreading the word about the important clinical benefits of 3-D mammography. Additionally, over 60 new scientific papers, poster sessions and sponsored courses will be presented at RSNA on 3-D mammography, many of which used Hologic’s 3-D technology. News | November 22, 2013 Hologic Showcases Newest Mammography Technology at RSNA 2013 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more November 22, 2013 — Hologic Inc., a developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, announced the imaging products it will highlight at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) Dec. 1-5 in Chicago. Other products:The ImageChecker CAD 10.0 software for C-View 2-D images will be on display and available for demonstration at RSNA 2013. The CAD C-View 2-D software is currently in review with the FDA. Single Energy (SE) Femur Exam capability is exclusive for the Hologic Horizon DXA system for the assessment of features associated with atypical femur fracture (AFF). This capability assists clinicians in their identification of potential AFFs in patients who have been on anti-resorptive treatments such as bisphosphonates. The 15-second SE Femur Exam is designed to produce a high-resolution image of the entire femur with a very low effective radiation dose. The Horizon DXA system was launched in August and is designed to offer clinicians expanded technical capabilities, workflow efficiencies and improved design components that assist clinicians in the assessment of critical health problems: osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, body composition and atypical femur fractures. MultiView MR software offers advanced options for Hologic’s MultiView platform software. Hologic’s MR software is designed to provide real-time 4-D (3-D plus time) image processing, speed, flexibility and dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) algorithms for both breast and prostate diagnostic viewing. News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology.
The official promotional company for London – London and Partners is increasing its efforts to attract the Indian businesses and investors, with the opening of a new overseas office in India’s tech capital, Bengaluru. The new office is part of London’s continued drive to strengthen trade and investment links with India and will ease the process for Indian companies setting up, or expanding in London.David Slater, Director-International Trade and Investment, London and Partners highlighted, “India is a market with a long history of trading links to the UK and London in particular. London and Bengaluru are hotbeds for innovation and creativity and we see a fantastic opportunity for UK and Indian tech companies to do business across both markets. Our decision to open a new office in Bengaluru will help us reach key decision makers in India and support our continued drive to help Indian businesses expand and internationalise in London.”
Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-11-01 Tory Barringer New,Sabal Names Longtime Lehman Brothers Vet as Managing Director Share November 1, 2013 417 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing “”Sabal Financial Group, L.P.””:http://www.sabalfin.com/, a privately held diversified financial services firm that specializes in real estate, lending, and banking, appointed Marguerite Brogan as managing director.[IMAGE]From her post in New York, Brogan will manage Sabal’s business development efforts and assist with its commercial real estate loan transaction services businesses, growing Sabal’s loan origination underwriting and re-underwriting platform.[COLUMN_BREAK]””Midge Brogan’s new role underscores our commitment to expand key growth businesses for Sabal Financial Group,”” said founder and CEO Pat Jackson. “”Midge’s national and international experience in finance and real estate parallels our businesses and growth targets and her long-term relationships in the region are demonstrated in her recognizable track record, making her an ideal fit for Sabal.””Brogan joins Sabal from Park Praedium, an independent real estate advisory firm she founded and led. Prior to that, she spent a significant span of her career at Lehman Brothers, most recently working as a managing director in the firm’s Global Real Estate Group. During her tenure there, she was directly responsible for more than $5 billion in origination of senior debt, mezzanine debt, equity investments, and the acquisition of third-party loans. She also served as co-head of Lehman Brothers Bank Capital Crossing Division, where she was responsible for a $1 billion portfolio of small balance commercial real estate loans.
Delray Beach, Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe Seagate Hotel and Spa recently announced a special Gourmet Package for Spring and Summer.The Seagate Gourmet Package includes wine and cheese on arrival and a four-course dinner with wine at the Atlantic Grille, the Hotel’s signature restaurant. Deluxe Accommodations are part of the package as well, featuring an elegantly appointed room furnished with one king or two queen beds featuring a balcony and marble bath.Amenities include: 42″ flat screen television, DVD player, coffee maker, mini-bar, robes, slippers, in-room safe, hair dryer, lighted make-up mirror and high-speed wireless Internet access.Gourmet Package Rate: $495 per nightFor reservations or more information: 1-877-57-SEAGATE or www.theseagatehotel.com.Please use the promotional code PKGGRM when booking your reservation.
A bus carrying 50 students from Limassol to Nicosia caught fire on the motorway early on Saturday but no one was injured.The bus was travelling near Kofinou at 5.30am when the fire broke out at the rear end. The driver managed to park on the hard shoulder before the fire spread to other parts of the vehicle.The blaze was put out by the fire service but the bus was destroyed.The incident forced the closure of part of the motorway for over an hour.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola