Coimbatore: About 400 DMK workers were held Wednesday for trying to stage a protest demanding Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani’s resignation for his alleged failure to resolve the water crisis here and Tamil Nadu at large. Led by party Singanallur MLA N Karthik, along with former minister Pongalur N Palanisamy, the party workers demonstrated in front of the Corporation office by raising slogans against Velumani for allegedly failing to create necessary infrastructure to store water. Nearly 100 women carrying empty pots and holding placards saying ‘provide drinking water’ raised slogans seeking regular water supply, which is now done once in 15 to 20 days in most of the areas. The DMK workers demanded also cancellation of project awarded to French firm Suez for supplying 24 X 7 water, as the delay in digging and laying pipeline were causing the drinking water crisis. Since there was no permission to stage the demonstration, police arrested the party workers.
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a relaxation on traffic enforcement for a period of three months following public outrage over heavy fine under amended Motor Vehicle Act. Now, the commuters have additional three months time in hand to get their vehicle documents ready. The Chief Minister directed the enforcement agencies not to aggressively go on an overdrive. He asked to counsel and handhold the public to facilitate compliance with the amended provisions of the Act. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Patnaik asked the Transport Department to augment public services, strengthen the facilitation centres, open extra counters, conduct camps in public institutions to enable the motor vehicle users to update their compliance status. This process will continue over the next 3 months so that adequate time is made available to the public to ensure compliance, massive road safety awareness campaign will be carried out to sensitise public on the new norms. The Chief Minister also made an appeal to all motor vehicle users to obey traffic rules and desist from dangerous driving which will endanger their lives and that of others.
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26 September 2011Malta has urged United Nations Member States to help the Mediterranean island country cope with an influx of refugees and other immigrants who have fled from the recent political upheaval in North Africa, especially Libya. “We continue to call for international solidarity and burden sharing in dealing with this phenomenon,” Malta’s Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi, told the general debate of the General Assembly on Saturday.“It is our hope that the European Union’s Asylum Support Office which opened in Malta last June will contribute to the task of streamlining asylum policies in the European Union and its Member States and improve cooperation between authorities.”Noting that Malta has over the course of history earned the title of “nurse of the Mediterranean,” Mr. Gonzi pointed out that his country has in recent months provided a humanitarian hub for the evacuation of nearly 20,000 people.At the height of the crisis in Libya, many boats laden with migrants fleeing the conflict made voyages to Malta and Italy, sometimes with tragic consequences when some of the vessels overturned at sea with heavy loss of life.
Former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and two others were ordered to be further remanded till November 21 when they appeared before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today.Senarath and two others had been remanded till today after surrendering to court over an ongoing case. (Colombo Gazette)
The Islamabad-based Office of the UN Coordinator for Afghanistan reported that so far, Adopt-a-Minefield, a campaign of the UN Association of the USA, has raised over $620,000 to clear 22 sites in the country. The campaign seeks national and international sponsors to adopt minefields that the UN has identified as being in urgent need of clearance. “The Adopt-A-Minefield Campaign in Afghanistan has been the most successful in the world,” said Oren Schlein, the Programme’s Executive Director, who worked previously at the UN. Currently in Islamabad, Mr. Schlein will head to Afghanistan tomorrow to visit mine action centres and review the Campaign’s work in the country. Ted Turner’s Better World Fund provides Adopt-A-Minefield with a 25-cent match for every dollar raised, which pays for the administrative and programming costs of the Campaign. According to the Office of the Coordinator, this arrangement makes it possible for Adopt-A-Minefield to forward every dollar raised to the UN for mine clearance. Since its launch in March 1999, the Campaign has raised $3.5 million for demining. Individuals, community groups, and businesses have adopted more than 90 minefields in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, and Mozambique, according to the UN.
Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier (right) tackles Clemson junior wide receiver Sammy Watkins during the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3 at Sun Life Stadium. OSU lost, 40-35.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorSome former Buckeyes are biding their time as the 2014 NFL Draft looms closer.Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby and linebacker Ryan Shazier are both expected by many NFL draft experts to be picked up late in the first round Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York.Roby, who was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, finished his OSU career with eight interceptions and 179 total tackles.Shazier, who coach Urban Meyer called “one of best LBs to play at Ohio State,” via his personal Twitter account @OSUCoachMeyer, was an Associated Press All-American in 2013.Both are among the record 30 players invited to the draft, which has typically been an invitation held for those expected to go early in the first round.Roby and Shazier each chose to forgo their final years of eligibility in Columbus to pursue the NFL.OSU is second all time with 67 first-round picks, trailing the University of Southern California at 77, and third all time in overall draft picks at 405, behind USC at No. 1 and Notre Dame.Another former Buckeye who has a chance to go in the first round is running back Carlos Hyde.Hyde, who was the first ever 1,000-yard rusher under Meyer, dominated his opponents in 2013 rushing for nearly 140 yards per game despite missing the first three games due to suspension.Hyde is expected by many NFL draft experts, including ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr., to be the first running back off the board.Hyde would not have been able to gain all of those yards without a stellar offensive line, which graduated four of five starters from the 2013 season.Leading the way from that line is tackle Jack Mewhort, who, according to CBS Sports, is a projected second-round talent.Also eligible for the draft are former Buckeye guards Marcus Hall and Andrew Norwell as well as center Corey Linsley.Other notable Buckeyes that will be trying to make an NFL team come the fall are wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown and fan-favorite quarterback Kenny Guiton.Brown, like Guiton and Roby, went through three different head coaches in his time at OSU and was, for the most part, consistent.Brown was especially productive under Meyer, leading the Buckeyes in receiving the last two seasons with a total of 123 catches for 1,440 yards and 13 touchdowns.Guiton, who became a Buckeye legend during his redshirt-junior season after leading a comeback to beat Purdue 29-22 in overtime Oct. 20, 2012 at Ohio Stadium, has an outside chance at being taken in the later rounds despite being a backup for the entirety of his OSU career.Guiton filled in masterfully for injured starter Braxton Miller in 2013, throwing for 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions including a six-touchdown first-half performance against Florida A&M – which is an OSU record.According to Kiper, Guiton has a chance of being taken in the fifth or sixth rounds of the draft, which are set to take place Sunday.Other notable Buckeyes who are draft-eligible but not expected to be taken are wide receiver Chris Fields, and safeties C.J. Barnett and Christian Bryant.Both Bryant and Barnett were named as OSU captains prior to the 2013 season.Bryant, who suffered a season-ending leg injury against Wisconsin, was denied a medical redshirt appeal by the NCAA in February.The first round of the draft is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday.Correction: A prior version of this story stated the first round of the draft starts Friday. In fact, the draft begins on Thursday.
Ohio State starting pitcher John Havird (23) throws in NCAA tournament game versus Louisville on June 4. Courtesy: OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State baseball team fell in a large, early hole and was unable to climb out as they lost 15-3 to the host, and No. 1 seeded, Louisville in the second round of the Louisville regional.After striking out the side on 11 pitches in the top of the first inning, sophomore starting pitcher Brendan McKay helped his own cause in the bottom half of the inning, driving a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall to give the Cardinals an early 2-0 advantage.In the third inning, the rain started pouring down in Louisville, and so did the runs. It was again McKay who sparked the offense as he delivered a RBI single to right with runners on first and second. After two doubles and a passed ball scored three more runs, senior first baseman Danny Rosenbaum mashed a two-run home run to deep left-center field to expand the lead to 8-0. That would end the night for Ohio State’s starter, senior left-hander John Havird. Two more runs off redshirt sophomore right-hander Austin Woodby would make it 10-0 Louisville before the third inning ended.From that point on, it was all Louisville. The Cardinals added three runs in the fourth inning off another home run from Rosenbaum and they plated an additional run in the fifth.The Buckeyes would eventually put themselves on the board. With a runner on first, senior pinch-hitter Daulton Mosbarger hit a homerun over the right field wall to cut the deficit to only 12. A run in the bottom of the eighth by Louisville and a run in the top of the ninth by Ohio State brought the final score to 15-3It was a brutal outing for Ohio State’s starting pitcher on the mound. John Havird entered the day with a 6-3 record and a 3.02 ERA, but ended the night with a loss and a 3.73 ERA. He failed to register an out in the third inning as he gave up six runs on a walk and five hits in the inning. Havird finished the night with two innings pitched, eight hits, eight runs (all earned), two walks and only one strikeout. He also surrendered two home runs in his two innings of work after only allowing two in his previous 92 innings.Louisville’s sophomore starting pitcher Brendan McKay, on the other hand, was extremely sharp both on the mound and at the dish. McKay delivered 5.2 scoreless innings before his outing was cut short by a 48 minute rain delay in the top of the sixth. He allowed only six baserunners off three hits and three walks. McKay struck out ten batters in the outing. At the plate, McKay was two for four with a home run, three runs batted in and two runs scoredFollowing the loss to the Cardinals, the Buckeyes will attempt to stave off elimination and keep their title hopes alive in a rematch against the Wright State Raiders on Sunday at noon.
She added: “He gave me the drink and then I started being really sick in the toilet, so I didn’t look at my phone or the time at any stage.”The woman said that Mr Piras, who is Italian, told her she could go upstairs to “sleep it off” in one of the club’s bedrooms, where she alleges that he raped her. Prosecutor Nick Wayne told the court that the woman woke up to find Mr Piras on top of her just wearing boxer shorts. He said that she “still felt heavily intoxicated, couldn’t open her eyes properly or move.” Mr Wayne said that Mr Piras proceeded to assault the woman as she told him “to get off her”. Judy Khan, defending, asked the woman: “Are you absolutely sure that you only had, in what must have been several hours, those two glasses of champagne?”The woman replied: “Yeah, one hundred per cent.” It was the drink he gave me that put me into that stateAlleged victim Ms Khan continued: “I’m not making any criticism at all when I say this, but you were accustomed to drinking, weren’t you? You said in your police interview ‘I can handle my drink’.”Jurors heard that the woman told officers about a drinking session where she had half a bottle of rose, two glasses of wine, a double disaronno, and a double vodka.”And afterwards you didn’t feel tipsy after that – in fact, you went on to party at a different venue after that,” said Ms Khan.The barrister put it to the woman that she had invented the story about Mr Antioco. “I’m suggesting there was never any time when you were given a drink by Mr Antioco,” Ms Khan said, adding: “You were mixing your drinks as well, and that’s why you got into that condition and you have chosen to blame him for that.”The woman insisted: “It was the drink he gave me that put me into that state.”When questioned, Mr Piras said that he had returned to the party after helping the woman to his room. He said that he went back to the bedroom at around 2.30am to charge his phone and that his alleged victim “suddenly” started to kiss him.He claimed that they kissed for a couple of minutes and that he had his hand on top of his body but “stopped it, making it clear he felt uncomfortable.” The trial continues. A luxury magazine publisher raped a woman at a private members’ club after giving her a drugged drink, a court has heard. Antioco Piras, 36, co-founder and publisher of food and lifestyle magazine Four, met the woman at a champagne party at Home House in Marylebone, central London on 20 December 2014.She alleges that she became dizzy and unwell after Mr Piras gave her a drink she believes to have been spiked, and told Southwark Crown Court today that he forced himself on her after she passed out in one of the exclusive club’s luxury bedrooms.Mr Piras denied rape, and said that the woman invented the story after drinking too much. He gave me a large drink that was, I don’t know what it wasAlleged victim Four, which counts Tom Parker-Bowles – the food writer and critic son of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – and Andrea Petrini, food writer and founder of chef collective Gelinaz!, among its contributors, was named the World’s Best Food Magazine at the Gourmand Awards in 2014. It is distributed to Qatar and British Airways, Armani Hotels and Resorts and Palazzo Versace in Dubai.Jurors heard that the woman, in her 20s, arrived at the club, which occupies three Georgian town houses designed by architect James Wyatt, at around 8.45pm. She said that she had drunk two glasses of champagne before Mr Piras offered her a different drink. “He gave me a large drink that was, I don’t know what it was,” she told the court from behind a screen. “Obviously I went to smell it, he said ‘just drink it, it’s nice, you will like it.’ It’s after that drink that I started feeling the way I felt.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
In the July issue (about to mail and be available to download here), John Chadwick reports from one of the cleanest gold mines in the world in the farthest east boundary of the EU, with expanding production likely. Endomines’ Pampalo gold mine is currently producing gold at an annualised rate of 800-900 kg. The mine is located on the 40 km-long gold-critical Karelian Gold Line, where Endomines controls all currently known gold deposits. The mine project was completed in December 2010, on schedule and in line with the budget at €20 million. Commercial production commenced in February 2011 as scheduled.The Pampalo deposit, which remains open at depth, is located in the central part of the Karelian Gold Line, 5 km north of the village Hattuvaara. It is an Archean orogenic gold deposit in an intermediate pyroclastic unit, metamorphosed to greenschist – lower-amphibolite facies. It lies close to the border with Russia in the most easterly extremity of the European Union.Plant capacity was increased from 230,000 t/y to 270,000 t/y by debottlenecking during 2011. Metallurgical testing demonstrated that the gold could be very efficiently extracted by gravimetric separation and flotation concentration. The best results indicated a recovery of more than 90%. As a result, this mine is very clean with minimal emissions, and none to the environment. Its tailings facility is full of what is effectively potable water.
THE DRAMA-FILLED trip by the Minister for Tourism and Sport Shane Ross and his Junior Minister to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics cost the taxpayer €12,201.In total, the State has paid €21,470 to fly Minister Ross and his junior minister Patrick O’Donovan to international sporting events since last June.In August 2016, Minister Ross flew out to Rio to meet with then-Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) chief Pat Hickey following the arrest of THG employee Kevin Mallon in the Olympic ticketing controversy.Ross admitted on his return that Hickey ‘ate him for breakfast’ at their initial meeting where the Minister admitted to getting little information as to what was going on.The Independent Alliance TD arrived in Rio on 14 August and three days later, Minister Ross famously tweeted ‘Shell shock here in Rio’ following the shock arrest of Hickey. Ross then cut his trip short to Rio to deal with the mounting controversy back in Dublin. Share Tweet Email1 Source: Shane Ross/Twitter Short URL Shell shock here in Rio— Shane Ross (@Shane_RossTD) August 17, 2016 68 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3246026 By Gordon Deegan Ross watching Annalise Murphy sailing in Rio Revealing the costs of the trip in a written Dáil PQ to Deputy Alan Kelly, Ross confirmed that his four-night stay at the four-star Excelsior hotel in Rio cost €1,893.A spokesman for the Department of Tourism and Sport said the €1,893 spend is the cost of the six-night trip that Minister Ross was booked in for but he returned after four nights. The lobby at the Excelsior hotel Source: Windsor HotelsIn addition, Ross’s return flights to Rio cost €7,098, which included a charge incurred for rescheduling of flights back early.He added that there is a credit note of €2,893 from Air France resulting in the net cost of the flights totalling €4,205.Ross also confirmed that the hotel costs for his junior colleague, Patrick O’Donovan in Rio cost €1,577 with his flight costs totalling €4,526.The tax-payer had to spend an additional €6,299 between flights costing €5,726 and hotel costs of €573 for Minister Donovan’s four night stay in Rio for the Paralympics in September.The figures also show that the taxpayer spent an additional €1,532 for Ross to travel to Chicago for the historic win by the Irish rugby team over the All-Blacks in November.In addition, €784 was spent on a flight for Ross to see Ireland beaten by Belgium during Euro 2016 in Bordeaux, while the flight costs of sending O’Donovan to see the Italy game in Lyon cost €654.The government jet flew O’Donovan and others over to see Ireland’s opener against Sweden in Paris.More:The tribunal is dead, long live the tribunal: Ireland’s messy love affair with ‘the truth’Read: ‘She kept her head. She was going to take that medal home if it killed her’ Friday 17 Feb 2017, 6:19 PM Feb 17th 2017, 6:19 PM Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article It cost over €12,000 to send Shane Ross to deal with Rio ticket controversy Ross admitted on his return that Pat Hickey ‘ate him for breakfast’ 19,557 Views Ross watching Annalise Murphy sailing in Rio Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO
Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber has called for greater transparency regarding former ministers and their work in the corporate world. The call came after an article in The Age this week raised the issue of a potential conflict of interest regarding former Labor Minister of Energy and Resources Theo Theophanous, and his current role as a political advisor to energy company Lakes Oil. During his term as minister between 2002 and 2006, Mr Theophanous played a key role in the creation of the 2005 Geothermal Energy Act and advocated that Victoria should abolish its onshore gas moratorium.Although The Age did not allege that the former minister was engaging in any illegal activity, the newspaper raised speculation over recent meetings Mr Theophanous has had with state Premier Daniel Andrews and Treasurer Tim Pallas. The premier and Mr Theophanous were spotted talking at the A-League Grand Final, and a day later he was seen speaking with Mr Pallas – shortly after the treasurer had given a conference speech about Victoria’s plans to hold an inquiry into onshore oil and gas.When questioned by The Age Mr Theophanous declined to comment on his role or the private talks he had with the politicians. The premier’s office and Mr Pallas’ spokesperson also declined to comment on the nature of the conversations with the former minister.“The treasurer meets with a range of stakeholders across a number of issues, but does not disclose the contents of those private discussions,” Mr Pallas’ spokesperson told The Age. Lakes Oil executive chairman Rob Annells said that there was nothing controversial regarding the former minister’s involvement with the company, citing previous high-profile members of the Lakes Oil board.“We had Alexander Downer on our board … he was an excellent director, and although Theo is not a director, so far we are communicating very, very well and he is a very intelligent man and he has a lot of experience which we are drawing on,” said Mr Annells.Former federal resources minister Martin Ferguson is of a similar mind and currently serves as a director of gas producer BG Group.“I actually think former politicians can bring to business an understanding of the workings of government, and a broader understanding of the expectations of the community,” he said.“Just as [former Greens leader] Bob Brown has devoted his energies to the endeavours of the Sea Shepherd since leaving the senate, it is no different for a former state or federal minister to also work in the business sector, be it of a paid or voluntary nature.”Mr Barber told The Age that “ministers should be banned for life for representing a company on a particular matter or transaction that they oversaw at the time of being minister”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Orange et SFR s’allient pour développer la fibre en FranceAfin d’intensifier le raccordement en zone rurale des internautes à la fibre optique, Orange et SFR ont annoncé un partenariat et vont se répartir le déploiement de l’infrastructure.Si la fibre optique est une réalité en zone urbaine et dense, elle reste encore du domaine du futur pour les internautes en zone rurale. C’est dans l’optique de démocratiser l’accès au réseau à des débits importants, et de se partager un marché en expansion, que SFR et Orange ont annoncé un partenariat. Les deux concurrents vont se partager les investissements visant à amener la fibre dans une majorité des foyers français selon Clubic.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?C’est 11 millions de foyers qui devraient bénéficier de ces efforts à l’horizon 2020, répartis dans 3 500 communes du territoire selon l’ARCEP. Les déploiements commenceront entre 2012 et 2015, avec au mieux 60% des foyers français raccordés dans 10 ans. La répartition des investissements s’effectue ainsi pour commencer: SFR s’occupera de 2,3 millions de logements et Orange 7,5 millions.Dans un communiqué commun, les deux opérateurs justifient cette alliance: “Afin d’éviter les recoupements, l’accord désigne, pour chaque commune, l’opérateur responsable du déploiement assurant le meilleur calendrier et la meilleure couverture proposés, au bénéfice des consommateurs et des collectivités locales.” Orange avait déjà l’été dernier signé un accord de la sorte avec Free, portant sur une soixantaine d’agglomérations. Les opérateurs souhaitent donc passer à la vitesse supérieur afin que, selon Free, “cette mise en commun des moyens permet de déployer un réseau unique et mutualisé entre les répartiteurs optiques et les abonnés.”Le 16 novembre 2011 à 16:40 • Maxime Lambert
Something for the weekend: With tube and train strikes this week wreaking havoc for London commuters, employees have been arriving at work stressed, frustrated and tired before even opening their emails. Sports clothing organisation Lululemon on the other hand has been seeking to restore the employee wellbeing balance by converting a double-decker bus into a meditation studio and providing a peaceful commute for London-based staff.The ‘Meditation Om the Move’ bus, which will run until Sunday 15 January 2017, is offering complimentary meditation classes with Lululemon’s local and global ambassadors during either a morning, lunchtime or evening commute.Frazzled commuters are given noise-blocking headphones to help them unwind on the journey, as they take in the calm environment of the bus complete with aromatherapy oils, healthy snacks and juices.Marking the opening of Lululemon’s new Regent Street shop, the ‘Meditation Om the Move’ bus has been designed to support Londoners in having a restful daily commute to boost their wellbeing.Here at Employee Benefits, we’d love to give this blissful commute a try, especially as our London office is based near the ever-hectic Oxford Street…
People walk past a barricade inside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) headquarters in Mumbai in this June 7, 2017 file photo. REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeBank of Baroda and Canara Bank could acquire smaller banks like Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India and United Bank of India, officials said on Thursday, according to a report in the Business Standard.The financial daily said that the government is holding discussions with six or seven banks to examine synergies as it pushes for consolidation among public sector banks. Public sector lender State Bank of India has started the process by merging with its associate banks, even though there is no timeline for the mergers.”Talks are on to see which fit will be the best. We should see something emerge from the discussions with six or seven banks over the next month or two,” an official told Business Standard.Following reports that the government is considering merging public sector lenders with strong smaller state-run lenders, the shares of Dena Bank had surged nearly 15 per cent on Wednesday.ET earlier reported that the balance-sheets of Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Bank of India look too weak to absorb other lenders.A few Bengaluru-based banks like Canara Bank, Vijaya Bank and Syndicate Bank are already in talks for a proposed merger. According to reports, the government has picked relatively stronger lenders including Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India and Canara Bank as possible acquirers in this process of consolidation. The banks have made presentations to the government on whether they are in a position to merge with smaller banks and the synergies that various combinations may throw up.A Bloomberg News report noted that the the government had last year approved the merger of SBI with its remaining five associate banks. The consolidation process went smoothly with the merger taking effect from April 1. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a interview to Bloomberg News earlier this month that the government would be contemplating a few more bank mergers following the merger of SBI with its associates.Banks have been asked to explore issues such as overlap of branches, technical integration and whether there would be anti-competition concerns that could emerge, Bloomberg News said. The objective would be to ensure that the exercise does not turn out to be counterproductive, the official said.Bloomberg News said, quoting a senior bank official, that some Bengaluru-based banks which share their headquarters, such as Canara Bank, Vijaya Bank and Syndicate Bank are already in talks for a proposed merger. Similarly, Kolkata-based Allahabad Bank and UCO Bank may also form a combined entity.
Dwayne Haskins Jr (Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)Dwayne Haskins Jr. is a problem solver. Whether he’s on a football field as the fourth-ranked pocket-passing quarterback in the nation, or in a classroom at The Bullis School in Potomac, Md., Haskins always seems to find a solution.He has a 3.5 GPA, and it’s no surprise that the high school senior’s favorite subject is math.“I like going through problems and finding the answer,” Haskins said. “When you finally find the answer, it’s satisfying because you worked so hard to get the answer.”Haskins is no stranger to working hard. He didn’t start playing football until he was eight, and even then, he stuck with defensive positions, such as fullback and blocking tight end. It wasn’t until Haskins turned eleven that he decided he wanted to be a quarterback. He progressed from being a third-string quarterback on his Pop Warner team to being a highly-recruited starter in high school.“That was a pretty cool experience for me, going from being someone who had to follow the crowd to being the leader of the crowd,” said Haskins, who committed to Ohio State in January.Haskins was recently selected as a finalist for the prestigious Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy Award.The Watkins Award recognizes exceptionally talented African-American male athletes who, through their example, help promote high academic standards and a commitment to community service. The finalists were selected based on their extracurricular activities, grade-point average, personal statement and letters of recommendation.Haskins is more than a pro-style quarterback and math wiz; he’s also the sports editor of his school newspaper, The Bullis Bulldog.The 18-year-old said his parents, Dwayne Sr. and Tamara, and little sister, Tamia, have been very supportive over the years. He added that his faith-based family has always pushed him to overcome obstacles.“There were times I didn’t feel like I was good enough to play football or good enough to be recruited, so my dad stuck with me,” he said. “There were times when school started getting harder—and school always used to be easy for me—so I was like, ‘How do I continue to do well in school?’ My mom taught me that.”The other Watkins Award finalists are Brandon Burton (Los Angeles), Messiah deWeaver (Dayton, Ohio), and Brandon Hill (Orangeburg, S.C.). Past winners include Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle. This year’s winner will be announced on March 12 at a black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C.Ahead of the announcement, Haskins says he has already found the solution for his nerves.“My parents always told me to never have expectations for something you can’t control; just have fun and God will reward you,” he said. “You just have to work hard, and that’s what I did.”
3 min read LAS VEGAS — Mobile companies in recent years have shifted away from making huge product announcements at January’s International CES, saving announcements for their own events, or for Mobile World Congress in March. At CES this year we did, however, get a glimpse into what we might be able to expect in the mobile space in the coming year by way of announcements from two big players in the mobile processing space: Qualcomm and Audience.Here’s a look at what 2014 has in store:Better Voice Interaction FeaturesVoice processing company Audience announced the Audience eS700 series at CES, a family of always-on intelligent voice and audio solutions that will enable new levels of voice interaction with your favorite tablets and smartphones.”We believe that dependable, Always-on voice detection and actuation is the next must-have mobile technology,” says Peter Santos, president and chief executive of Audience.Related: The Coolest Tech Startups at CES 2014Audience’s previous processor is already used by a number of mobile devices, and enables your smartphone to continuously listen to its surroundings and respond when you talk to it. The newest version of the processor allows it to be always-on, waking up whenever you say a particular phrase, such as “Ok, Phone, Play Music” in front of your smartphone. With the newest version of the processors your phone will be able to hear you a lot better, cancelling out noise on a busy street or a crowded bar. It will also respond to you immediately, with no need to pause between waking your phone up and asking it to complete a task. That improved performance also comes with a reduction in the amount of battery power needed to make the function work.Audience is sampling it’s processor to partners now, and expects the eS700 series to be included in devices the second half of this year.Connected EverythingFrom app-supported Crock-Pot to a Android-powered fridge, 2014 will be a year of connecting all of our devices together. Qualcomm, the company behind the processor in many Android and Windows devices on the market today announced a new processor at CES, the Snapdragon 802, designed for televisions rather than smartphones.The processor is capable of playing Ultra HD video with simultaneously video conferencing with someone and surfing the web. It’s a powerful chip, that’s going to likely find its way into devices towards the end of year.Qualcomm also announced the Snapdragon 602A processor at the show, a processor designed specifically for vehicles that is expected to enable better apps and navigation services in your car.Related: The Connected Home: A Huge Opportunity But Slow to Catch On Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. January 9, 2014 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more June 24, 2008 – There is sufficient data and clinical evidence to support national coverage for CT colonography (CTC) as a screening tool for colorectal cancer and urged CMS to reimburse providers for this very important exam, the American College of Radiology (ACR) in conjunction with the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists (SGR) and the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR) informed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last week.The joint comment letter cited recent American Cancer Society (ACS) screening guidelines, released jointly with ACR and the United States Multi-Society Task Force on colorectal cancer entitled, “Screening and Surveillance for Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer and Adenomatous Polyps,” which added CTC to the ACS list of recommended screening options for colorectal cancer.The ACR comment letter also cited recent research which showed the viability of CTC as a screening option, including the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) National CT Colonography Trial, which showed that broad application of this relatively non-invasive technique as a primary test option appears highly feasible and may serve to enhance compliance with current CTC screening recommendations. 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Commonwealth Games AustraliaNew look Commonwealth Games Australia launches campaign to Gold Coast 2018A new look Commonwealth Games Australia today formally launched the Australian Team campaign to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.Held at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Commonwealth Games Australia President Sam Coffa AM JP was joined at the launch by Australian Team Chef de Mission Steve Moneghetti, high performance personnel from all 18 Commonwealth Games program sports, along with athletes, sponsors and representatives from GOLDOC.In a major boost to athlete preparation for Gold Coast 2018, Australian Team Chef De Mission Steve Moneghetti announced that Commonwealth Games Australia had partnered with the AIS to provide an additional $2million to the dAIS funding program for athletes.Moneghetti said today had marked a major milestone in the journey to Gold Coast 2018, with high performance representatives from all 18 sports gathering on the Gold Coast to advance preparations for a successful Australian Team campaign.“We are just 503 days from the opening of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games,” he said.“For each and every Commonwealth Games we prepare as best we can, but there is no shying away from the added importance of the games being held on home soil.“Today on the Gold Coast, representatives from each of the 18 sports to be featured at Gold Coast 2018 have come together as our full focus shifts to preparing as best we can for a successful games.“As part our mission to do all we can to help sports and athletes prepare for 2018, Commonwealth Games Australia is really pleased to have partnered with the AIS to provide a further $2million in funding directly to athletes.“We are proud of our record at competing at Commonwealth Games, and we are equally proud of our record at hosting memorable games as we have done in 2006, 1982, 1962 and 1938. I have full confidence Gold Coast 2018 will be a great and memorable Commonwealth Games and I congratulate GOLDOC for the progress that has been made so far.“There is great excitement building for Gold Coast 2018. Our 18 partner sports are excited, our athletes are excited, you can feel the excitement building on the Gold Coast and it will grow right across Australia as the games draw near.“The Australian Team for Gold Coast 2018 will be one of the largest in history, with some 450 athletes set to wear the green and gold.“We fully expect our Australian Team to be made up of equal numbers of male and female athletes, and importantly, for the first time ever at a multi-sport games, male and female athletes will compete for an equal number of medals,” Moneghetti said.As part of today’s launch, Commonwealth Games Australia revealed its new look, with a fresh new brand and name, replacing the former Australian Commonwealth Games Association.Commonwealth Games Australia Chief Executive Officer Craig Phillips said that with a home Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast on the horizon, the time was right to freshen up the look of Commonwealth Games Australia.“Commonwealth Games Australia is about athletes representing and inspiring their country and achieving their sporting dreams, so it was important that athletes were a key part of the process in this new look coming together.“We are proud that Commonwealth Games athletes, past and present, have been the driving force behind our new look and we really believe it is something they will be proud to wear and represent.“When our Chef De Mission Steve Moneghetti saw this new brand, he said ‘At the 35km when every part of me wants to stop running, I will look down at this mark and it will drive me on, it will remind me that I am doing this for my team and my country.’ We hope it is something that drives all of the Australian Team to the finish line. Commonwealth Gamesfor more information, visitSource = Commonwealth Games Australia