Pet dog saves farmer from cobra in TN

first_imgThanjavur: In a heroic battle exemplifying its loyalty, a pet dog saved its master from a cobra, killing the venomous reptile and laying down its own life in the process at a village near here.Seeing the five-foot long cobra about to attack Natarajan (50), a farmerof Vengarayankudikaadu village while on his way to his field, the dog ‘Puppy’ jumped to his rescue Saturday. While the dog and the snake fought a pitched battle, the farmer rushed to his nearby house to fetch a stick to chase the reptile away. But, by the time he could return, Puppy killed the snake, but tragically died due to bites suffered earlier, the farmer said. News of Puppy fighting off a venomous reptile spread and residents gathered at the farmer’s house to pay homage to his pet. Natarajan, who turned emotional, picked up the dead dog, and held it close to his chest before giving it a tearful burial near his house, neighbours said.last_img read more

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Voting starts in second round of Mauritania elections

first_imgNOUAKCHOTT – Voting started on Saturday in the second round of Mauritania’s legislative and council elections.Some 56 seats are up for grabs in the runoff voting, which is being contested by eight parties, including the ruling Union for the Republic Party.Around 67 political parties contested 147 legislature seats in the first round of the elections on November 23.The runoff pits the ruling party against the seven other parties in a heated contest over the seats of the nine constituencies of Nouakchott as well as seats in other major Mauritanian cities. The leftist Popular Progressive Alliance, the National Assembly for Reform and Development, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Mauritania, and Al-Wiam Democratic and Social Party have hammered an agreement to coordinate together in the runoff, according to a statement by the three parties, a copy of which was attained by Anadolu Agency.The ruling Union for the Republic and allied parties won 60 seats of the 147-member parliament in the first round of the vote, while the opposition grabbed only 31 seats.The 11-party Coordination of Democratic Opposition had boycotted the vote, citing the use of state resources to campaign for the ruling party.By Sidi Ould Abdel-Maleklast_img read more

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Faculty of Business Golf Tournament set for Oct 4

The sixth annual Faculty of Business Golf Tournament takes place on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club in Milton. Over the past five years, close to $150,000 has been raised to fund student scholarships and finance Business student activities.The $1,000/foursome fee includes golf at Club Link’s prestigious Rattlesnake Point Golf Club, morning muffins and coffee, lunch, dinner and a golfer’s gift. Bring an old Brock friend, a current colleague or client, but be sure to join us on Oct. 4 for a fantastic day of golf.Visit the Faculty of Business website to watch a video from last year’s event and download a registration form.

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Half Iraqs Garden of Eden marshes begin to recover thanks to UNbacked

Fifteen years after nearly being annihilated by Saddam Hussein, almost half of Iraq’s fabled marshlands of Mesopotamia, considered by some to be the original Garden of Eden, have regained their 1970s extent, thanks to a multi-million dollar programme managed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Satellite images and analysis released by UNEP today showed that almost 50 per cent of the total area, one of the world’s largest wetland ecosystems, had been re-flooded with seasonal fluctuations, in sharp contrast to agency images in 2001 that revealed that 90 per cent of the Marshlands had already been lost.They were ravaged by a vast drainage operation carried out by Mr. Hussein after the 1991 Persian Gulf War in one of Iraq’s major environmental and humanitarian disasters, with the desertification of millennia-old wetlands, displacement of much of the indigenous population and destruction of a unique cultural heritage.Once totalling almost 9,000 square kilometres, the Marshlands dwindled to just 760 square kilometres in 2002 and experts feared they could disappear entirely by 2008.As the regime fell in 2003, people began to open floodgates and break down the embankments that had been built to drain the Marshlands. Re-flooding has since occurred in some, but not all, areas. The rehabilitation project – Support for Environmental Management of the Iraqi Marshlands – which includes a series of local community-led campaigns, is funded by Japan and managed by UNEP.Up to 22,000 people living in the area are now getting access to safe drinking water and 300 Iraqis have been trained in marshland management techniques and policies, UNEP said today. The programme aims eventually to provide clean water for up to 100,000.The results of the project’s first phase will be presented to a meeting of high-level Iraqi officials, local community leaders and international donors in Kyoto, Japan, tomorrow.By the middle of 2006, 23 kilometres of water distribution pipes and 86 common distribution taps had been installed. A sanitation system pilot project is being implemented in the community of Al-Chibayish where inhabitants are facing health hazards from discharges of untreated wastewater to a nearby canal.“The key to the success of this project has been the solid cooperation with Ministries of Environment and Municipalities and Public Works, southern Governorates, local communities, and NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and dedication of many Iraqis,” Per Bakken, Director of the UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre said. read more

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Grenfell fraudsters lived in luxury hotels at taxpayers expense for nearly a

Both said they were residing in flat 91 on the 19th floor – flat 91 is actually on the 12th floorprosecutor Benjamin Holt Brooks also started off at the Radisson Blu before being moved to another hotel. He spent 243 nights in hotel accommodation, costing RBKC more than £49,000.He racked up a room service bill of £276 and charges of £9,000 on a pre-paid credit card, and was also given an Oyster card. Two illegal immigrants who posed as victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were put up in hotels funded by the taxpayer for almost a year.Elaine Douglas and Tommy Brooks, who are Jamaican, falsely claimed more than £100,000 in accommodation and pre-paid credit cards before staff at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea realised the flat they claimed to live in did not exist.The pair, both 51, also tried to take advantage of a scheme allowing residents of the tower leave to remain in the country for at least five years in case fears over immigration status prevented victims coming forward.Douglas was housed in the Radisson Blu in Kensington for 276 nights at a cost of just over £55,000 to the council, as well running up a room service bill of £267.After complaining about the food in the hotel, she was given a pre-paid credit card, running up charges of more than £11,000. She was also handed a pre-paid Oyster card so she could travel for free.  In total, he claimed £58,396 in relief intended to help the victims of the fire, while Douglas claimed £67,123.On Wednesday, both defendants – of no fixed address – pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud by false representation and one count of obtaining leave to remain in the UK by deception at Isleworth Crown Court.The offences took place between August last year until their arrest on May 2 this year. Judge Robin Johnson adjourned sentence until June 13 – almost a year since the disaster – to allow time for Brooks to be legally represented.Seventy-one people died in the fire on June 14 last year, including an unborn baby.Members of the victims’ families were seated in the public gallery to watch Brooks and Douglas’s case.The defendants were remanded in custody until sentence. Prosecutor Benjamin Holt said: “The defendants both claimed to have been together in the fire. Both said they were residing in flat 91 on the 19th floor – flat 91 is actually on the 12th floor.”Mr Holt told the court both had managed to avoid immigration authorities for 16 years after entering the UK illegally in the early 2000s.”Following the fire at Grenfell Tower the Government introduced a policy to allow those with insecure immigration status that had lost their homes to regulate their situation,” he said. “They were granted leave to remain for 12 months and that was later extended to five years.”On February 22 2002 Ms Douglas was refused leave to enter the UK and a flight back to Jamaica was booked for February 24. 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. “She was deemed too ill to travel and a flight was rebooked for March 8 of the same year. She did not attend for that flight and nothing has been heard of her in the intervening 16 years.”Mr Brooks arrived on August 11 2001 and was granted leave to remain until September 9 of that year.”He applied for leave to remain and that was granted until February 2002, and in the intervening years nothing was heard of him.” read more

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Grant wont be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in

first_img Image: Sam Boal Apr 24th 2019, 12:45 PM Image: Sam Boal Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 12:45 PM 42,551 Views Letter from Dept. of Education Source: Katie Deegan“The decision to stop the Gaeltacht placement grants was taken during the economic crisis when, unfortunately, very difficult decisions had to be made to stabilise the nation’s finances,” it said.Deegan said the response from the minister, a former Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, was “frustrating” and the concerns of hundreds of students had “fallen on deaf ears”.“When you think about it this way, if you want to be a primary teacher you have to go to the Gaeltacht for four weeks and for just two weeks alone it costs €750,” she said.“And if you want to be a secondary teacher you have to go for two months as well,” she added.“This is not optional for them, and they have to go to pass their course so they have to spend upwards of €1400 to go… and these students are crippled with debt at this stage.”Deegan said it was even more frustrating that McHugh, who she said has publicly encouraged people to learn Irish, was not supporting students attending the Gaeltacht in this way.“If you are somebody who is passionate about the Irish language and wants to encourage people to go to the Gaeltacht and promote it but then doesn’t want to help students who are dropping out because of the pressure,” she said.“He’s somebody who says he a passion but yet won’t help these students out with it.”TheJournal.ie contacted a Department of Education spokesperson who said the grant would be given “active consideration” in the next budget. A spokesman for the minister said: “the Gaeltacht grant for trainee teachers was an unfortunate victim of the recession and it is an issue that the Department has not been in a position to address in budgets over the last number of years. “The issue is being given active consideration and a decision will be made as preparations are being made for the next budget.” Grant won’t be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in the Gaeltacht The expense runs into thousands for students who spend two months in the Gaeltacht. Short URLcenter_img https://jrnl.ie/4604280 Share Tweet Email3 EDUCATION MINISTER JOE McHugh has ruled out reinstating the Gaeltacht Grant for student teachers who are required to pay for and attend a placement in the Gaeltacht in order to graduate. The Gaeltacht grant was cut in 2012 after the economic crash lead to cuts across the board.Since then student teachers and their families, at both primary and secondary level, have been covering the expense themselves, which comes in at €750 per two weeks stay in a Gaeltacht region.It is mandatory for student teachers training to be a primary teacher to spend four weeks in the Gaeltacht across the duration of their four year-long course.The placement involves a number of classroom-based lessons as well as outdoor activities where students immerse themselves in the Irish language. Student teachers studying Irish for second-level teaching are also required to show that they have stayed in the Gaeltacht for a total period of two months in order to qualify – putting costs into the thousands for them.Postgraduate masters in education (PME) students are also expected to spend four weeks in the Gaeltacht before graduating from their programme. FrustratingMaynooth students’ union, along with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), has been campaigning for the grant to be reinstated and sent 500 letters from individual students requesting support to the minister in December.In a letter to Maynooth SU’s VP for Education, Katie Deegan, the office of Minister Joe McHugh said “there is no provision in the Department’s budget for this grant or an element thereof in 2019”. 37 Comments By Conor McCrave Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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OSPI grants Washougal School District snow waiver

first_imgWASHOUGAL — The Washougal School District was granted a waiver for five snow days by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The district canceled 11 days of school due to winter weather.The cancellations used up three planned and three additional snow makeup days. District officials made several changes to the school calendar to make up six of the 11 missed days, and the waiver takes care of the remaining five.Time was added onto school days to help make up for lost instructional time. June 23, the last day of school, has been changed from a three-hour early release to a full school day.last_img

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Lang Conteh Denies Theft Charges

first_imgBy Muhammad BahFormer Managing Director of the Kanilai Family Farm, Lang Conteh, on Monday, 29 June 2015,  denied the D450, 000 theft charge preferred against him by the prosecution when he was giving his evidence in chief.Mr. Conteh appeared before Principal Magistrate M.S. Jallow of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court to continue his evidence -in-chief.In his submission, the accused told the Court that he has denied the theft charges due to the fact that he was employed as the Managing Director of Kanilai Family Farm and charged with the responsibility for the renovation of the Export-Import office at its headquarters in Banjul.Mr. Conteh said this is supposed to be a new business which is different from Kanilai Family Farm. He said his task is to renovate and was given D 450, 000 by Mr. Amadou Samba of GamWater/Gacem for the procurement of office equipment and which he later purchased.He said the furniture was bought at the MBC furniture located at Kairaba Avenue at D142, 000 and comprised desks, chairs, carpets, cupboards, etc. He said the other items were air conditioners, computers, and printers which were bought at D266, 000. He said this information is contained in pages 30-34 of the police investigative report which was admitted in court as exhibit B.Mr. Conteh told the court that he received this money because of  a memorandum he wrote to the Office of the President dated 10th October 2012 and addressed to the President through the Secretary General at the time, Dr. Njogu Bah.He said the memorandum was duly supported by original invoices, including all the purchases made from that 450,000 dalasis and that these are the invoices from Quantum, MBC and other miscellaneous receipts. He added that when he submitted this memorandum to the president’s office, he received a response dated 17th October 2012 acknowledging receipt of his letter and assuring him of the president’s support for the project.Lamin K. Mboge, counsel for the accused, asked the first defence witness (DW1) whether he had given the full details of the D450, 000 in his memorandum. Mr. Conteh responded in the positive, adding that the letter from the office of the president has even confirmed that he has fully accounted for the amount of D450, 000.At this juncture, the matter was adjourned to the 13 and 16 July 2015 for continuation.last_img read more

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Giggs Ramsey will improve at Juventus

first_imgWales manager Ryan Giggs believes Aaron Ramsey will benefit in the same way Gareth Bale did by joining a “top-class” clubThe 28-year-old midfielder is set to become a free agent this summer once his existing contract at Arsenal following a breakdown in talks over an extension last year.Ramsey has been at the Emirates Stadium for over a decade and he’s managed 62 goals and 64 assists in 358 appearances since arriving from Cardiff City as a teenager for £5m.Now reports in Italy have suggested that Ramsey has agreed on a pre-contract agreement with Juventus for next season.While nothing has been confirmed yet from either the club or player, Giggs is hopeful that a move to a quality side like Juventus will benefit Ramsey in a similar way to what Bale has experienced at Real Madrid since he completed a €100.8m transfer from Tottenham in 2013.“I hope so,” Giggs told Sky Sports, when asked if a move abroad will benefit Ramsey.“You’ve seen the effect it’s had on Gareth Bale. He’s going to a top-class football club, one of the best in the world. That will improve you as a player.“When you’re an international coach, all you want is your players playing and he’ll be playing at the highest level.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Giggs was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday to announce former team-mate David Beckham‘s arrival as a joint-owner of Salford City.The former England captain has purchased a 10% stake of the National League side and will combine the role with his duties at new club Inter Miami FC in the MLS.Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has refused to share any information on Ramsey’s future ever since it emerged in November that the club had withdrawn a contract offer.But the Gunners boss has remained pleased with Ramsey’s commitment on the pitch after another impressive performance in last Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Chelsea.“We spoke three months ago when the decision was made,” Emery said.“Now, I am very happy with him. Because his focus has been very clear in the last month.“His future is very important for his family and for him, but for us, it is very important that he is okay to play like he did [against Chelsea].last_img read more

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5day psychologists conference in Rajasthan

first_imgKarimnagar: A five-day Psychologists Conference will be held from September 13 to 17 under Prajapita Brahmakumaris Ishwariya University at Mount Abu in Rajasthan, informed Counselling Psychologist Dr Atla Srinivas Reddy.In a statement released here on Friday, Dr A Srinivas Reddy said national-level conference will be held free to all psychologists present across the country at the spiritual centre Madhuvan Gyan Sarovar, Mount Abu in Rajasthan. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us According to the survey conducted by World Health Organisation, many people across the world are going to suffer with mental illness by 2020 due to stress and strain they face in their lives. At present 90 per cent of people are suffering from mental illness. It is the responsibility of the psychologists to get rid of this illness through spirituality and psychology combined. The representatives of International Spark Wing Organisations along with famous psychologists present across the country will attend the conference, he added and appealed the interested psychologists, who wants to attend, to contact on phone numbers 9703935321 and 9392442640.last_img read more

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Then and Now Kareena Kapoor to Katrina Kaif top 2000s actresses and

first_imgVidya Balan: Vidya Balan is another actress who made everyone sit upright and take notice of this new talent on the block. Right with her first film Parineeta, Vidya had given a taste of what she was capable of to the audience. She also won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Female for Parineeta. The 2000s was a decade that changed everything for Bollywood. From actresses who carried the film on their shoulders to actors accepting to play second fiddles; the entire decade brought about a massive change in the way the industry functioned and was perceived. Let’s take a look at the top actresses of the decade and how they have transformed over the years. Bipasha Basu: Bipasha made her debut with Abbas- Mustan’s suspense-thriller Ajnabee in 2001. She had also won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Female. Though we don’t get to see her much onscreen, the fan following and acclaim Bipasha received, is difficult to match till date. Deepika Padukone: Deepika probably had no clue that she would turn out to be the top actress of the industry, when she had made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. With films like Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail, Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat; Deepika has not only emerged as the top actress of the country but is also the highest paid actress we have in the industry today. Kareena Kapoor: Kareena made her debut with JP Dutta’s Refugee opposite Abhishek Bachchan in 2000. She had also won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Female. Kareena continues to remain one of the most sought after and bankable actresses of the industry today.center_img Priyanka Chopra: Priyanka Chopra made her debut with Anil Sharma’s Hero: Love Story of a Spy opposite Sunny Deol in 2003 in a supporting role. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for Andaaz opposite Akshay Kumar, directed by Raj Kanwar. Sonam Kapoor: Sonam Kapoor made her acting debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. With films like I Hate Love Storys, Raanjhana and Neerja; Sonam has carved a niche for herself in the industry. Katrina Kaif: Katrina kick-started her career with Kaizad Gustad’s Boom which fared badly at the box-office. However, with films like Namastey London, Rajeneeti, Ek Tha Tiger and the recent one being Zero; Katrina has created a strong foothold for herself in the industry.last_img read more

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Left strike proves damp squib

first_imgKolkata: The six-hour bandh, called by the Left Front, failed to evoke any response in the state with people rejecting the “strike culture” altogether venturing out for their offices and respective destinations on Friday.It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had criticised the strike from 6 am to 12 noon saying that it was nothing but a gimmick. Before leaving the state Secretariat on Thursday, the Chief Minister said they should call a bandh at midnight to make it successful. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsStating that the people of Bengal have rejected the call for the bandh, Partha Chatterjee, secretary general of the Trinamool Congress, said the Left Front has called the strike for political mileage and people have realised that there is no need to respond to such a call which is politically motivated. “Those who are trying to ensure damage to the state have been defeated by the masses,” said Chatterjee adding that the people have once again stood by the development of the state by rejecting the call for bandh. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAfter the change of guard in 2011, the Mamata Banerjee government has brought an end to the strike culture that had earned a negative image to the state before her government came to power. The state government had taken all the necessary steps to ensure that people do not face any inconvenience to reach their workplaces whenever bandh was called in the past six-and-half-years. It has helped to revive the work culture in the state and with similar arrangements on Friday as well, people did not even realise that there was a call for bandh for six hours till 12 noon on Friday. The state Transport department pressed additional buses into service to ensure that commuters do not face any problem. All modes of transport were available since morning similar to that of other working days.People have not noticed any difference on Friday morning with all the shops remaining open like normal days and people could reach their offices without facing any inconvenience and all marketplaces were also operational. Similarly, school and college goers too did not face any trouble.A resident of North Kolkata, Manoj Jha, who was found taking his daughter to school, said he even didn’t know that a strike has been called and he would also go to his office after dropping his daughter to school.The turnout at all the state government offices was overwhelming. Like all other days, employees started turning up before 10 am and there were the usual queues to take the elevator at Nabanna. A similar overwhelming response of employees was also found in offices of the state government in the districts as well. Sources added that there was cent percent attendance in the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department. The picture was same in the state IT hub at Salt Lake where techies joined their work with equal enthusiasm. According to a senior official of an IT company, people in Salt Lake Sector V were not even aware that there was a bandh. Many delegates from other states also visited some of the offices on Friday and they were happy to know that there was no effect of the bandh in the state’s IT sector, the official added.last_img read more

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Agfa Healthcare Expands DR Retrofit Portfolio with DXD 60 Detector

first_imgTechnology | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 29, 2016 Agfa Healthcare Expands DR Retrofit Portfolio with DX-D 60 Detector Cassette-sized 17×17 inch (43×43 cm) detector fits into existing X-ray bucky trays Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems 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 September 29, 2016 — Agfa HealthCare has expanded its DX-D Retrofit line with the DX-D 60.  This versatile, vendor-neutral direct radiography (DR) detector easily fits into existing radiography rooms and provides DR workflow without the higher cost of room replacement. In addition to virtually instant image access, technologists do not have to rotate the 17×17 inch DX-D 60 for radiology exams that would otherwise require portrait and landscape detector rotations, thus greatly improving image acquisition speed and workflow.  This and other retrofit options are key components to Agfa’s Fast Forward to DR program. Retrofits allow healthcare providers to upgrade their technology economically, circumventing the need for costly complete room replacements, while enhancing technological capabilities. When healthcare providers retrofit existing units with DR, they benefit from improved image quality, the potential for lower doses of radiation when used with cesium (CsI) detectors and realize value while still being responsive to new U.S. government regulations that maximize reimbursement.DX-D 60 is available with either gadolinium (GOS)- or cesium (CsI)-based scintillators. For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more center_img News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Related Content Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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Mortgage Returns Launches Tool to Enhance Borrower Retention

first_img In St. Louis, Missouri, “”Mortgage Returns””:http://web.mortgagereturns.com/ has launched a program to help lenders maximize customer retention. [IMAGE]Through the new tool, originators will have access to more comprehensive data and reporting on historical borrower return rates. Seeking to help mortgage professionals improve their marketing efforts, Mortgage Returns’ solution will give lenders.[COLUMN_BREAK] better consumer analysis that can help shed light on the success–or failure–of strategic initiatives. By establishing a streamlined way to compare borrower retention rates to industry averages, Mortgage Returns will assist clients in developing a strong approach to marketing. “”Many lenders have no way to measure their customer retention rates,”” said Jim Blatt, CEO of Mortgage Returns. “”I’m a believer in Peter Drucker’s philosophy, ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.’ Our new retention analysis tool will help lenders to first understand what their customer retention is and then give them the marketing strategies to improve it,”” Blatt concluded.A provider of CRM technology and automated solutions for the mortgage industry, Mortgage Returns strives to enhance profitability for originators via the company’s award-winning database management and marketing system. Currently, the company boasts more than 8,000 clients nationwide and cross sells opportunities for more than 275 financial institutions. January 16, 2013 462 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-01-16 Abby Gregory Mortgage Returns Launches Tool to Enhance Borrower Retentioncenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Sharelast_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 10Drew Stanton looked solid yet again for the Cardinals, completing 10 of his 13 pass attempts while accumulating 108 yards and a touchdown, all coming in the third quarter.23.7Fitzgerald had his best preseason showing yet, logging 71 yards on three receptions — good for an average of 23.7 yards per catch.48In the midst of a position battle at kicker, Jay Feely missed his first field goal attempt, which came from 48 yards out.266Dave Zastudil logged 266 yards punting on six punts Sunday, including three within the 20-yard line and a long punt of 56 yards. – / 30 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals on Sunday looked a different team than the last one which showed in red at University of Phoenix Stadium — the one that routed the Houston Texans 32-0.The offense looked out of synch against a stifling Cincinnati Bengals defense, with Carson Palmer on several occasions missing his targets entirely. The Cardinals quarterback was fortunate to not have thrown three interceptions in his 19 pass attempts, though he did throw one for a pick-six. But the skill players had their moments to shine, with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald reeling in a few catches for 71 yards, Andre Ellington getting an uptick in carries and budding star John Brown catching four balls, including one for a touchdown.The Cardinals defense, too, did well to limit Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his many weapons, including star receiver A.J. Green.Though quarterback Drew Stanton showed well in the second half, he didn’t get enough snaps to lead the Cardinals to a win, with Logan Thomas entering the game in the fourth quarter and struggling to produce. Here’s a look at the 19-13 loss, by the numbers:2Logan Thomas fared far worse than in his preseason debut, completing just 2 of 7 pass attempts Sunday, while throwing an interception and taking a sack.6The Cardinals managed just one touchdown Sunday, though scoring three in their first preseason game and four in their second.8John Brown was again heavily targeted by Cardinals quarterbacks Sunday, having a team-high eight balls thrown his way. He caught four of those for 56 yards and a spectacular touchdown.9Andre Ellington finally got more carries Sunday, when he picked up 46 yards on nine carries. In the previous two preseason games combined, the second-year back was only given the ball four times. One of Ellington’s carries Sunday went for 24 yards. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted Jul 1, 2019 1:45 pm PDT FILE – This Feb. 3, 2012 file photo shows Japanese competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi eating chicken wings during SportsRadio WIP’s Wing Bowl 2012 eating contest in Philadelphia. Kobayashi won by eating 337 wings. Kobayashi is the subject of an ESPN documentary, “The Good, The Bad, The Hungry,” airing on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ESPN takes a gulp of competitive eater Kobayashi in new film NEW YORK — Twinkies, pizza, hot dogs, even cow brains. If it can be eaten, chances are Takeru Kobayashi holds the world record for eating it.The 41-year-old competitive eater has no problem consuming 62 slices of pizza in 12 minutes, or 337 chicken wings in a half hour. But seeing himself onscreen in the latest ESPN “30 for 30” documentary series, is a little harder to swallow.In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Kobayashi says that while he was “honoured” to be a part of the documentary “The Good, The Bad, The Hungry,” he was also a little perplexed.“I don’t know exactly what’s happening,” Kobayashi said.Then, through his translator, Kobayashi was able to go into more detail about why he was so self-conscious.“I’m so embarrassed when I see myself in the film that I can’t even watch it,” he said.Premiering Tuesday, the documentary comes two days before the annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest that brought Kobayashi to prominence in the competitive eating arena.The documentary shows the rivalry between the six-time champion and the current 11-time champion Joey Chestnut, who dethroned Kobayashi in 2007.Holding 15 world records, the 128-pound Kobayashi explains his preparation for eating.“I have to put something inside the stomach to make it expand, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be food. I train with water. So, I’m not training for long periods of time by hauling food. I’m training with water expanding my stomach,” Kobayashi said.After a competition, it takes him about three days to recover.“I feel so exhausted and so out of breath,” Kobayahi said referring to his stomach being over-extended, and the toll it takes on him.“When my stomach becomes very full with that amount of food inside, the organs in my body begin to shift places. So, for example, my lungs get shifted up, and they can’t expand. They have no room to expand. So, when I breathe, I become very short of breath. That’s one of the main things that happens right after eating,” he said.Another thing is getting sick. But he says it’s not something that happens as much as people think. “If I’m going to be sick, it happens right after.”While he’s eaten almost everything in competition from bunless hotdogs and rice balls to lobster rolls, one of the oddest is cow brains. He ate 57 of them, a total of 17.7 pounds. And did it in 15 minutes.But there’s one he loves to eat above all.“I savour hot dogs,” he said.___Follow John Carucci at http://www.twitter.com/jacarucciJohn Carucci, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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