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Fourth seed Alexander Zverev had his bid for a maiden grand slam title come to a crushing end on Wednesday when Borna Coric rallied for a 6-3, 5-7, 6-7(1,) 6-7(4) victory in the second round of the U.S. Open.The two 20-year-olds may be part of tennis’s next generation but the German and Croat have gone toe-to-toe on court since they were youngsters.The clash was not even the first time the two have met at Flushing Meadows with Coric beating Zverev in the U.S. Open junior boys semi-finals on the way to winning the title in 2013.As professionals Zverev and Coric have met once, where the Croat came out on top with a three-set victory in the opening round at Cincinnati in 2015.Despite crossing paths over the years Zverev insisted that the two players do not have a history — yet.”We played two times (as professional), so…I don’t know, is that a history?” said Zverev. “I think Rafa (Nadal) and Roger (Federer) have a history. Or Novak (Djokovic) and those guys have a history.”I don’t think we have a history.”If they do not have history Zverev and Coric most certainly have a burgeoning rivalry.”It’s that NextGen thing, you know, what ATP is promoting,” said Coric. “I don’t see it as a big rivalry.”I think we all have our paths, our careers. We need to go in our way.”Zverev, winner of five titles this season including a warmup tournament in Montreal where he defeated Roger Federer in the final, looked poised to settle the score when he grabbed the opening set.advertisementReuters PhotoBut the 61st-ranked Coric battled back to win three close sets, the last two in tie-breaks, to leave the German swinging his racquet in frustration.”It’s upsetting. The way I played was upsetting,” said Zverev. “The tournament so far is upsetting for me.”Zverev’s frustration was grounded in the fact he missed an opportunity to go deep onto the tournament with Andy Murray out with injury and world number one Nadal and five-time U.S. Open champion Federer both in the top half of the draw.”I know that I could have done some big things here. I know that I could have done something that I haven’t done before,” Zverev said.”I was the highest-ranked player in the bottom half of the draw after Andy retired.”The draw is pretty open in the bottom part. I felt like I should have been the favored there.”I just played a very, very bad match, so it’s unfortunate. But that’s how it is.”
The 2019 college football season kicked off last weekend with the battle between Florida and Miami. The Gators walked out the win, but it was in ugly fashion.That gave an nice appetizer to college football fans eager to watch this weekend’s action.One of the teams taking the field this weekend will be the Michigan Wolverines. No coach in college football – besides maybe Clay Helton at USC – is under more pressure to win this season than Jim Harbaugh.College football analyst Joel Klatt said there are “no more excuses” if Michigan doesn’t win this year.“If Michigan doesn’t beat Ohio State this year, there are no more excuses… They have to win the Big Ten and compete for a playoff spot this year or it’s going to get ugly in Ann Arbor,” Klatt said on Wednesday afternoon.“If Michigan doesn’t beat Ohio State this year, there are no more excuses… They have to win the Big Ten and compete for a playoff spot or it’s going to get ugly in Ann Arbor.”@joelklatt says the pressure is on Michigan 😳(via @TheHerd)pic.twitter.com/IoDC1rfPGU— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 28, 2019Without Urban Meyer on the opposing sideline, Michigan is expected to beat Ohio State this year. However, the Wolverines were favorites in last year’s contest and we all know how that ended (Ohio State won 62-39).The Wolverines enter the 2019 season as the No. 7 team in the nation. They open the season at home against Middle Tennessee State on Saturday night.The game will be broadcast on Big Ten Network at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Sadhvi Pragya apologises, says she’s taking her statement on Hemant Karkare back as it’s strengthening rivals
India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 19, 2019UPDATED: April 20, 2019 08:26 IST BJP fielded Sadhvi Pragya as Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal on April 17, 2019 | Photo from PTIHIGHLIGHTSSadhvi Pragya earlier said Hemant Karkare died because of his karmaSince then, Sadhvi Pragya’s statement received criticism from opposition leadersLater, Sadhvi Pragya apologised and took her statement backSadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, on Friday apologised for her statement on Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief late Hemant Karkare. She said that if her statement is strengthening her rivals then it is better for her to take her statement back.Sadhvi Pragya earlier said that Hemant Karkare died because of his karma.”Hemant Karkare falsely implicated me [in Malegaon blasts] and treated me very badly. I told him your entire dynasty will be erased. He died of his karma,” Sadhvi Pragya said.Later, Sadhvi Pragya took back her statement on Hemant Karkare and apologised for her remarks.Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was announced Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bhopal candidate on Wednesday. Since then, Sadhvi Pragya’s candidature has raised concerns nationwide.From Mehbooba Mufti to Asaduddin Owaisi, many national leaders came out to criticise the BJP and Sadhvi Pragya, who is out on bail.Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, on Friday said that former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare, who died in action during the Mumbai terror attacks, had treated her “very badly”.Sadhvi Pragya said, “If my statement is giving strength to our [BJP] rivals, I am taking back my words on Hemant Karkare.”After Sadhvi Pragya made the statement against Hemant Karkare, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologise for Thakur’s remarks and take action against her for terming Karkare an “anti-national” and alleging that the officer had tortured her.advertisementThe BJP released a statement over the remarks made by Pragya Thakur against late Hemant Karkare.BJP releases statement over the remarks made against late Hemant Karkare by BJP LS candidate for Bhopal, Pragya Thakur; says, “BJP considers him a martyr. This is Sadhvi Pragya’s personal statement which she might have given because of the mental & physical torture she had faced” pic.twitter.com/CNr5n5EbDlANI (@ANI) April 19, 2019While, Congress’s Sachin Sawant said, “Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has insulted martyr Hemant Karkare”, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said, “Nobody has the right to insult the martyrdom of those who died protecting our country, fighting terrorism, having taken bullets in their chests.”After receiving criticism for her statement on Hemant Karkare, Sadhvi Pragya, shedding light on her remarks said, “This is my opinion because I was the one who suffered.””Amid this all, if I have felt something and said something, that I was tortured, then that feeling stands true for me. But, if my statement is strengthening our [BJP] rivals then I will hold back,” Sadhvi Pragya said.SADHVI PRAGYA AND MALEGAON BLASTThe BJP fielded Sadhvi Pragya against Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh in the Bhopal parliamentary constituency. Sadhvi Pragya had recently said she was ready for a “Dharm Yudh”.Saffron-clad Thakur (48), with her trademark short hair and sporting a rudraksh mala, became the face of right wing extremism after being arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.Arrested in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Sadhvi Pragya was given a clean chit by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), but the trial court refused to discharge her from the case.She was granted bail by the Bombay High Court in 2017. Six people were killed and over 100 injured when a bomb went off near a mosque in Malegaon in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008. According to the prosecution, it was the handiwork of a Hindu extremist group.The court dropped the charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against her, and she is now being tried under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.(With inputs from ANI and Ravish Singh in New Delhi)Also Read | Hemant Karkare treated me badly, died of his karma: Sadhvi Pragya on 26/11 heroAlso Read | Sadhvi Pragya, Malegaon blast accused, joins BJP; who is she?Also Watch | Hemant Karkare tortured me, had cursed him: Sadhvi PragyaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow Sadhvi PragyaFollow Hemant KarkareFollow BJPFollow ATS Sadhvi Pragya apologises, says she’s taking her statement on Hemant Karkare back as it’s strengthening rivalsSadhvi Pragya said that former Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who died in action during the Mumbai terror attacks, had falsely implicated her in the Malegaon blast and hence, died because of his karma.advertisement
VICTORIA – Victoria, B.C. has landed the top spot on Christie’s global list of hottest luxury housing markets.The real estate arm of the famed auction company says strong year-over-year sales growth and high domestic demand for housing catapulted the Vancouver Island community to lead a list of cities around the world on the annual list.Trailing Victoria on last year’s list are San Diego and Orange County, Calif., followed by Washington D.C. and Paris.Christie’s says the Victoria market earned such a high ranking because it is seeing an influx of buyers from the United States and China and sales rates that rival frenzied and neighbouring markets Toronto and Vancouver.It says the average time it took to sell a luxury property in Victoria last year was only 32 days, down from 41 days in 2016, making it one of the most fast-paced markets in the world.Christie’s also listed Toronto in the ninth spot on its list of most luxurious global cities for prime property and Muskoka, Ont. in the second position for its rankings of the hottest secondary home markets.
Rabat – The two countries, which have developed a state policy that preserves the stability of their relation against occasional turbulence, have many things that bring them closer, she told Tuesday Spanish daily “El Pais”, on the occasion of the official visit by the Spanish Sovereigns to Morocco, on February 13-14, which she described as “strategic”.“We can say, by adopting the motto of the European Union, that Spain and Morocco are also united in diversity,” said the former vice president of the Spanish government, noting that the closeness of our countries and their peoples is not a mere rhetoric but is based on an ancient affection which unites us beyond differences.She added that promoting the best possible relations with Morocco has always been a priority goal for successive Spanish governments, highlighting the solid trade and economic relations between the two countries.Spain is currently Morocco’s top supplier and also its top customer, the Kingdom is for us the second largest market outside the EU, after the US. It is also the first destination of Spanish investments in Africa, said Fernández de la Vega. The Spanish official considered it necessary to work for preserving the political and commercial relations existing between the two countries, in order to continue working for peace, progress and democracy, three essential pillars for stability and development in the whole region.“In addition, both countries have a potential for mutual development that needs to be harnessed, and I make reference here to our common interests in Africa and Europe,” she noted.Fernández de la Vega welcomed the insight and the clear commitment of HM King Mohammed VI to Africa, thanks to which Morocco has become a model in promoting human development and modernizing governance mechanisms in Africa.
OTTAWA — Consumers were on the losing end of a gamble by the former Conservative government when it sought to create more competition in the wireless market by interfering in it, says a new report released Thursday.And researchers at the Montreal Economic Institute say the country’s telecom regulator can learn from that failed policy by backing away from calls to interfere in the broadband Internet marketplace.The report, titled The State of Competition in Canada’s Telecommunications Industry, says the sell-off of broadband spectrum last year that resulted in the takeover of Wind Mobile by Shaw Communications created “phoney” competition and will likely result in higher — not lower — wireless prices.Terence Corcoran: Good riddance to fourth carriersBCE Inc $3.9 billion deal for Manitoba Telecom Services will test federal fourth-carrier policyThe Tories under former prime minister Stephen Harper touted the wireless spectrum sale as a way to create a viable fourth national wireless carrier.That, they said, would create more competition and cut consumers a break on their cellphone bills.It was a populist move that fed off a perceived sentiment of consumer outrage over some of the highest cell phone rates in the industrialized world.But the study authors say the creation of that fourth player through Shaw’s $1.6 billion takeover of Wind last December means the company will have to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in equipment upgrades, with an expected increase in Wind mobile rates to pay for it.“By insisting on the benefits of a fourth wireless player, the previous federal government went against a worldwide trend of consolidation in the wireless sector and embraced a static view of competition,” said the report.“Can we have a sensible policy of not encouraging phoney competition but encouraging real competition?” asked study co-author Martin Masse, who sees the sale this week of Manitoba’s MTS to BCE as a prime example of how true market-driven competition should work.Can we have a sensible policy of not encouraging phoney competition but encouraging real competition?Despite that province’s loss of a major wireless service provider — and analysts who predict higher smart phone rates as a result — Masse said Manitobans may actually benefit from better service and stable, if not lower, pricing.Masse notes that Bell and Telus are still small players in the province, which has been dominated by MTS and Rogers and already enjoys the lowest prices for wireless plans that include one gigabyte of data. BCE’s takeover of MTS will result in three major service providers instead of two large and two small players.“I think that will increase competition there,” Masse said.The report notes that Canadians are among the highest users of tablets and smartphones in the industrialized world and enjoy some of the most advanced wireless networks.It adds the prices they pay for wireless services remain higher than in most European countries but lower than in the United States or Japan. But the report emphasizes that European countries have not kept up with investments needed to improve wireless services.So far, the federal Liberal government has been hesitant to say anything regarding its broadband policy, other than to pledge investments to get telecom infrastructure built in places that currently don’t have access to high-speed Internet.Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said this week he’ll soon roll out a plan as part of the government’s innovation agenda.“We committed up to $500 million for broadband connectivity to rural and remote regions,” Bains told The Canadian Press.“This is direct fibre connectivity when it comes to broadband with particular institutions like hospitals and schools.”During public hearings last month on the future of broadband, the chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission expressed disappointment that Internet access and affordability received little attention in last fall’s federal election campaign.Jean-Pierre Blais also noted that broadband funding announced in the March budget didn’t “appear to be tied to a clear policy on broadband and its deployment in Canada.”In a speech, Blais called on the government and the telecom industry to develop a “national broadband strategy.”But the MEI researchers note that 96 per cent of Canadian households already have access to download speeds of 5 Mbps in 2014 and over three quarters subscribe to providers offering even faster service.“In this context, it is superfluous for the CRTC to try to duplicate what market players are already doing by imposing new regulations and taxing telecom company revenues to fund more broadband infrastructure rollout,” said Masse.“Soon, all Canadians will be able to connect to the Internet at very high speeds,” said co-author Paul Beaudry. “And this is not because of any comprehensive national strategy devised by civil servants in Ottawa; it is because of competitive pressure on companies that need to adapt to consumer demand and attract more customers by offering faster broadband services at affordable prices.”
One of the most positive surprises at Men’s EHF EURO 2016 was Norwegian left wing Magnus Jondal. The 28 years-old member of domestic Arendal was unkown face for the majority in European handball, but after Norwegians made fantastic result by winning fourth place at the end, things changed rapidly.As TV2.no writes, Jondal is ready to sing contract with the Danish team GOG. Team is currently on seventh place with almost clear situation about Play-Off placement. ← Previous Story Eduarda Amorim to stay in Gyor? Next Story → Italian Cup Final8 in Pressano next weekend GOG handballMagnus Jondal
Hearing examiner Sharon Rice approved the controversial relocation of the day center for the homeless to 2018 Grand Blvd., the former state Fish & Wildlife Building.Vancouver City Council will vote Monday whether to purchase the building for $4.3 million.Rice said her decision is subject to conditions that must be met including implementing and adhering to a litter control and maintenance plan. Also, any outdoor waiting area must be physically separated from the public right of way.The day center is considered a human services facility and its relocation was subject to a 30-day public comment period as well as a hearing before Rice. Dozens of people showed up at the contentious Dec. 19 hearing and testified under oath, which is documented in her response.Many people were concerned about increased criminal activity, camping and litter that would exacerbate problems in an already downtrodden area.The property, which used to house the state Department of Fish & Wildlife, is located near where the Harney Heights, Central Park, Rose Village and Fourth Plain Village neighborhoods intersect. Some opponents worried that the day center would decrease home values and questioned why the city was spending $4.3 million on the building and another $500,000 on renovations.Others called the project a “Trojan horse” since there may be more services in the future to further draw homeless people to the neighborhood.
Shane Dittmar, who is legally blind, clearly sees the meaning of life. The music educator, composer and singer paused during a recent rehearsal of Reprise Choir’s upcoming concert series to sum it all up, and connect it with his many pursuits, from classroom to concert stage.“The point of ‘doing life’ is helping others ‘do life,’ ” said Dittmar, who began last fall as the Washington State School for the Blind’s music teacher, and who will conduct Reprise Choir next week as it sings an on-point poem by Emily Dickinson, set to Dittmar’s own music.The poem is “If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking,” and the conclusion of that line is, “I shall not live in vain.”“If I can do something for someone else, the life I lived meant something,” Dittmar said. “It’s what we do as educators. Every one of these kids is so engaging and special and talented. They are a really diverse group of kids but they have one thing in common — they all love music.”Emily Dickinson was a very “special” soul, too, Dittmar said: a recluse who wrote beautiful poetry but never saw it published. “What an interesting person she was,” he said. “What an expansive and generous view of people and the world she had,” despite laying low all her life.
QUEENS, NY (WSVN) — A Boca Raton man visiting New York City has passed away after he was punched in the face and knocked unconscious.Sandor Szabo’s company released a statement to WPBF that the 35-year-old died after being put on life support following the attack.Szabo’s family said the 35-year-old had called for car service outside a hotel. He then knocked on a parked SUV’s window in an attempt to figure out which of the waiting cars was for him.Related: South Florida man on life support after getting punched in the face in New YorkSurveillance video footage caught the driver exiting the vehicle and then punching Szabo before speeding off.The impact caused Szabo to fall and hit his head on the sidewalk.So far, police have made no arrests.Anyone with information in regards to this incident can submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
By Anne BraniginLet’s start with gerrymandering—that is, when a political party shapes the boundaries of an electorate so it favors them—which the Supremes already ruled could not be done on the basis of race. The question before them was whether political gerrymandering, that is, gaming political maps so they disproportionately benefited their parties—was just as unconstitutional.In a decision splitting the court between its five-judge conservative majority and its liberal wing, SCOTUS ruled that political gerrymandering was permissible, and that federal courts had no business interfering in the will of state legislatures on this matter.(Courtesy Image)On its face, the decision might seem like one of those “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” situations. After all, this ruling would apply equally to states run by Democrats as it would states where the GOP holds all the power.But therein lies the rub: Republicans have control over FAR MORE states than Democrats do. CNN, citing the National Conference of State Legislatures, reports that Republicans control more than 30 of 49 partisan legislatures in the country (Nebraska, apparently, does some other shit). Of that 30, 22 also have a Republican governor.So yeah, hope everyone in Alabama, Ohio, Florida, and Georgia enjoys having a Republican-controlled government forever-ever.The NAACP had some thoughts about this decision, which they shared in a press release:“Exercise of the franchise, which many fought and even died for, must not be reduced to a political charade in which the outcomes are predetermined,” wrote NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. “In America, voters should choose their representatives instead of representatives choosing their voters.”He added, “This is a dereliction of duty in protecting our democracy.”This article originally appeared in the San Antonio Observer.
© 2011 PhysOrg.com Traditionally, LEDs have been grown on sapphire substrate or silicon wafer; both have their limits however, and thus, the idea of using glass to grow the LEDs is very attractive.The new process is rather involved. It involves first laying down a bed of titanium metal on the glass to serve as a base template to help direct the growth of the GaN. Next, a very thin film of GaN (just a starter bit grown at a low temperature) is applied on top of the titanium metal. This will be the useful layer at the end of the process. After that, a sheet of silicon dioxide is applied over the GaN; it has very small holes in it that serve to direct how the crystals will grow as they come up through it. Rather like very tiny molds. The whole works is then subjected to very high temperatures to promote the crystal growth of the GaN. After that, the group says, the GaN can be processed using the same techniques that are used now with crystals grown on a sapphire or silicon.While the process appears to be rather straightforward and uncomplicated, using standard materials and processes, it also appears, at least to some industry experts, to be time consuming, cumbersome, and because of the multiple steps required, too expensive to be used in a production type environment.Samsung is undaunted however, stating that the new process opens the door to new ways of producing LEDs that will someday (perhaps ten years down the road) lead the way to such breakthroughs as regular window panes being used as LED devices, or the creation of oversized LEDs that could revolutionize giant screens such as those used in sports venues. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further SEM images of GaN polycrystals grown on templates with LT-GaN/Ti/glass (a) and LT-GaN/glass (b). Scale bars are 2um. Image: Nature Photonics, doi:10.1038/nphoton.2011.253 Low-cost LEDs to slash household electric bills More information: Nearly single-crystalline GaN light-emitting diodes on amorphous glass substrates, Nature Photonics (2011) doi:10.1038/nphoton.2011.253AbstractSingle-crystalline GaN-based light-emitting diodes (s-LEDs) on crystalline sapphire wafers can provide point-like light sources with high conversion efficiency and long working lifetimes. Recently, s-LEDs on silicon wafers have been developed in efforts to overcome the size limitations of the sapphire substrate. However, to create larger, cheaper and efficient flat light sources, the fabrication of high-performance s-LEDs on amorphous glass substrates would be required, which remains a scientific challenge. Here, we report the fabrication of nearly single-crystalline GaN on amorphous glass substrates, in the form of pyramid arrays. This is achieved by high-temperature, predominant GaN growth on a site-confined nucleation layer with preferential polycrystalline morphology through local hetero-epitaxy. InGaN/GaN multiple-quantum wells formed on the GaN pyramid arrays exhibit a high internal quantum efficiency of 52%. LED arrays fabricated using these GaN pyramid arrays demonstrate reliable and stable area-type electroluminescent emission with a luminance of 600 cd m−2.via RCS Citation: Samsung researchers announce breakthrough in growing gallium nitride LEDs on glass (2011, October 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-10-samsung-breakthrough-gallium-nitride-glass.html (PhysOrg.com) — Everyone knows that the LED market is huge, it’s among other things, the technology behind our big screen TVs. That’s why so many companies are investing so much money in trying to find ways to improve on it so that as our TVs get bigger, they won’t grow out of the average consumer’s price range. Now, Samsung, the Korean technology giant, has announced that one of its research teams has figured out a way to grow crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) LEDs on regular glass. They describe the process in their paper published in Nature Photonics.
Kolkata: A persistent back pain which is a common cause of spinal instability and nerve entrapment can eventually lead tremendous nerve pain, said a city-based doctor.The doctors have suggested that the patients with prolonged back pain must consult a physician before it is too late. According to the doctors, back pain affects a sizeable number of population in the state at some point in their lifetime. A senior doctor said people sometimes tend to ignore when they feel a back pain. In initial level there is nothing to worry about but it could complicate the situation if not treated on time. It can be caused due to sleeping in a wrong posture or even by having a minor injury. In some cases, back pain can be acute, recurrent or chronic and can appear anywhere along the spine. Back pain is caused by the degeneration of the spine. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA minor trauma or unusual activity can cause back pain, which can led to muscle pain and spasms while there is degeneration. Bone spurs or osteophytes develop in and around the facet joint and discs. The ligaments can thicken and compress the spinal cord, causing central spinal stenosis or nerve root entrapment. Spondylolisthesis, may occur, which can cause instability and movement in the spinal column. This may produce pain or weakness, particularly in an arm or leg. Spondylolisthesis is a slipping of vertebra that occurs, in most cases, at the base of the spine. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateLow back pain associated with leg pain is a more serious issue. Low back pain along with leg pain often signifies the nerve roots being compressed either by ostrophytes or a prolapsed disc in the lumbosacral region. If kept unattended it can lead to numbness and finally weakness of the leg, urinary problems, bowel problems and sexual dysfunction can also be caused due to long standing back pain with nerve root compression. Dr Tapas Chatterjee, a senior consultant of department of neuroscience in a city hospital said: “Sometimes lower back pain is not a specific condition, but a symptom of something else. Low back pain is more common in women than men. Connective tissues surrounding muscles in the back normally have alternating layers of fibers that handle substantial loads and glide easily. People with prolonged low-back pain have decreased gliding motion between connective tissue layers, which could contribute to functional impairment.”
2 min read Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the October 2011 issue of . Subscribe » October 19, 2011 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global When you’re running here, there and everywhere to grow your business, it’s easy to feel disconnected. Make your smartphone an organized business command center with these handy apps.SquareEasily accept credit card payments anywhere with Square. You’ll get a free credit card reader and be charged 2.75 percent per transaction, with no monthly fees or contracts. The service is secure and does daily deposits. Available for iPhone, iPad and Android.DropboxDropbox makes your documents, videos and photos available on all your devices and on its website, so it’s an effective backup tool. The basic package is free; higher-volume data users can get a beefier $20 version. Custom packages are offered for large groups. Available for iPhone and Android.ProOnGoTrack receipts and mileage with the bare-bones version of this financial app or add elements like time tracking and credit card transaction syncing with more advanced versions. Pricing ranges from $1 per month for a basic individual version to $290 per month for the souped-up business version. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. EvernoteJot and record notes, take a photo of a business card, clip web pages and more. The basic version (with ads) is free; the premium version is $5 per month or $45 per year. Available for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and virtually every other platform.
1 min read Microsoft’s HoloLens technology, one of the major augmented reality headsets set for release in the next few years, could really shake up how we work and consume media.Related: How This Augmented-Reality Company Hopes to Compete With Microsoft and GoogleThe technology giant sent HoloLens kits to developers, and one creative individual named Abhishek Singh decided to make a demo showing what it’d be like to play the iconic first level of Super Mario Bros. in augmented reality.Check out the video above captured from his headset as well as another camera filming him as he makes his way through a real park. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now June 22, 2017 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free
The Firefox Hardware Report by Martin Brinkmann on January 16, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: January 17, 2018 – 21 commentsThe Firefox Hardware Report is a weekly updated report of the hardware used by a representative sample of Firefox’s release channel user base.It is a tool for developers primarily but published so that anyone may access it. It can be best compared to the Steam Hardware Survey which is a monthly report on the hardware and software used by a sample of Steam’s population.The Firefox Hardware Report answers interesting questions. It reveals the operating system distribution on the release channel, as well as the processor, graphics, and Flash distribution.Firefox Hardware ReportThe report website displays general distribution statistics at the top. The most used operating system is Windows 7 for instance followed by Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X. Windows 7 leads by 10% and sits comfortable at 45% of the market share.Adobe Flash, which was once installed in nearly any browser on the market, continues to drop. About 64% of Firefox release channel installations have Flash installed at this point.A click on “more details” displays charts that offer additional details. If you click on the link underneath operating systems, you get a chart that details operating system changes over time.Windows 7 did not lose much market share in the past ten months while Windows 10 managed to slowly work its way up. The April 2017 stats show Windows 7 at about 48% and in January by 44%; not a large drop.Windows 10 market share increased from 17% to now 34% in the ten-month period. Other Windows versions dropped, and other non-Windows systems remained steady in regards to market share. The chart excludes XP and Vista because the population was moved to Firefox ESR by Mozilla.What about 32-bit vs. 64-bit? The Firefox Hardware Report answers that as well. Firefox 32-bit dominated much of the year but was surpassed by 64-bit versions of the browser in late October. More than 66% of the release channel population runs 64-bit versions of Firefox as of January 2018.How does that correlate with the architecture of the operating system? 80% of operating systems are 64-bit according to Mozilla’s statistics as of January 2018 indicating room for further growth.The charts offer information that you don’t find listed in summary at the top. There is a memory chart for instance that shows how much RAM systems have. Systems with 4, 8 and 16 Gigabytes of RAM are on the rise while systems with less than 4 Gigabytes are losing market share.What about display resolution? This is probably the most crucial metric for web developers. The display resolution 1366×768 sites at 33% and 1920×1080 at 23% of the market share. No other resolution has a market share of more than 10%.Closing WordsThe Firefox hardware report offers useful insight for web developers and users interested in trends. (thanks Günther)SummaryArticle NameThe Firefox Hardware ReportDescriptionThe Firefox Hardware Report is a weekly updated report of the hardware used by a representative sample of Firefox’s release channel user base.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Technology | September 23, 2009 MedInformatix RIS Offers Freedom With 165 new enhancements, MedInformatix Version 7.0 RIS is sure to satisfy any Radiologists’ need for productivity. The MedInformatix RIS Interfaces to your choice of PACS system, and a wide range of HIS and Lab Systems through HL7, giving you the freedom to choose the product that best fit your needs. Available with a fully intergraded Billing & Collection Module, Mammo Tracking, Physician Web Referring Module and Dictation Module, MedInformatix RIS is the complete package you’ve been waiting for. Our Executive Dashboard solution allows management to access up-to-the minute statistics of the practice and perform accurate comparative analysis. Come visit us at booth # 7336 for a personalized demonstration and your chance to win an AMEX giftcard. MedInformatix is a leading solutions provider in Radiology, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Primary Care and many other specialties. With over 15 years of experience and passion in healthcare informatics, MedInformatix strive to provide the best solution that is both flexible and affordable. Our goal is to help you maximize productivity, increase patient satisfaction while minimize cost. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more 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 News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… 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 News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more
News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… 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 Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more July 24, 2014 — Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has launched a concierge service for physicians who refer patients to medical facilities served by RAF. The service makes it easier for referring physicians to track studies and locate the best subspecialist to discuss specific studies and results.RAF’s board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists and vascular surgeons provide services to Mary Washington Hospital, Stafford Hospital, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, Imaging Center for Women, Medical Imaging at Lee’s Hill, Medical Imaging of North Stafford and Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates. Physicians who refer patients to these facilities can contact the RAF Concierge from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 855-RAF-LINE (855-723-5463) or email@example.com (link sends e-mail). The concierge can expedite communication between referring physicians in the community and the ideal subspecialized radiologists to coordinate the most beneficial imaging study, review findings and discuss the status of a patient’s medical imaging procedure. Like most radiologists, RAF physicians rotate among several locations. Unlike most radiology practices, however, RAF also provides 24/7 “in-house” coverage, with the radiologists rotating between daytime, evening, nighttime and weekend hours. For more information: rafimaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | July 24, 2014 Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Introduces Concierge Service for Physicians Service aims to expedite communication between referring physicians Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay 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. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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