FoxTel will serve up a double helping of Origin action with a two hour block of coverage of the 2006 State of Origin Series featuring back to back Women’s and Men’s Open games between traditional rivals Queensland and New South Wales on Wednesday 15 November 2006.The two States battled for the Origin crown across 13 age divisions at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s Whites Hill Sporting Complex on 4-5 August 2006.Fox Sports 3 will show Game 3 of the Women’s Open and Game 2 of the Men’s Open Series in their entirity.The games will be replayed across the three Fox Sports channels during November, so be sure to organise yourself and your friends to catch all the action and excitement of the 2006 State of Origin Series on FoxTel.Please check FoxTel electronic guides for updated screening times and programming.Fox 3 Screening Times SOO for all States Wednesday 15 November 20062.00am (Women’s Game 3) 3.00am (Men’s Game 2) – WA3.30am (Women’s Game 3) 4.30am (Men’s Game 2) – NT4.00 am (Women’s Game 3) 5.00am (Men’s Game 2) – QLD4.30am (Women’s Game 3) 5.30am (Men’s Game 2) – SA5.00am (Women’s Game 3) 6.00am (Men’s Game 2) – NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS
Former Liverpool star John Arne Riise says Craig Bellamy could have ended his career when he attacked him with a golf club in his hotel room in 2007.The incident happened before a Champions League game against Barcelona when the team, then managed by Rafael Benitez, travelled to the Algarve for five days to do “light training, play golf, relax in the sun and socialise”.But the turning point for Bellamy and Riise came when the players were having a meal without the coach or background staff present. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The former left-back says some players, including Bellamy, had been drinking before the match and the forward started winding him up before they started eating.”Pretty soon a microphone appeared on the table and Bellamy bellowed into it: ‘Riise’s gonna sing! Riise’s gonna sing!’ He started before the food was served and continued while we ate,” Riise wrote in his autobiography, Running Man. “He was already quite drunk and I was already quite annoyed.”Pretty soon Bellamy was over by the karaoke machine with the microphone in the hand: ‘Riise’s gonna sing! Riise’s gonna sing!’“Furious, I went over to him: ‘I’m not singing. Shut the f*ck up or else I’m gonna smash you!’ He screamed back: ‘I’m gonna f*cking kill you, you ginger c***!’”Bellamy shut up, and I left with Sami Hyypiä – who was just getting a little tipsy – and got a taxi back to the hotel. Agger hadn’t wanted to leave yet, so I promised to leave the door unlocked. Back in the room I fell asleep almost immediately. It was no later than half twelve.“I woke in the dark to hear someone opening the door. Obviously I thought it was Agger. I turned, but my eyes were half-asleep, and I didn’t see anything in the sudden, bright glare. But something made me realise that it wasn’t Agger. And soon I could see him – Craig Bellamy at the foot of my bed with a golf club in his hands.”Steve Finnan, who shared a room with Bellamy, was there too, but he just stood there. Bellamy raised the club over his head and swung as hard as he could. He tried to hit my shins, which would have ended my career, but I managed to pull my leg away in time.”I jumped out of bed, pulled off the sheet and held it between us like I was some kind of half-awake matador. Bellamy sputtered: ‘Nobody disrespects me like that in front of the lads!’ He was completely gone.“I don’t care if I go to jail! My kids have enough money for school and everything. I don’t care. I’ll f*cking do you!” He raised the club and swung again. This time he connected. Full force on my hip. I was so pumped with adrenaline that I didn’t feel the pain, but he hit me hard. It was an iron.”The next blow smashed into my thigh. I tried to hold up the sheet, but he continued to strike. He could seriously injure me. At the same time, I knew I could take Bellamy if I needed to. I was bigger and stronger.”The ex-Norway international says he tried to calm his aggressor instead of retaliating as he feared it would end his Liverpool career. Although Bellamy scheduled a rematch with him, the incident did not go any further.”I tried to calm him down: ‘Put down the club and let’s fight with our fists. Come on! A proper fight!’ He just stood and glowered at me,” Riise wrote. “Then he said: ‘Tomorrow at nine o’clock we’ll meet and finish this.’ Then he left.“A lot of things had happened that night; I didn’t know about most of it because I’d gone to bed early, but when I looked out the window to see what all the racket was about I saw the flashing lights of a police car and our keeper, Jerzy Dudek, being bundled into the back in handcuffs. He was singing and pounding on the roof of the car.”The defender was shocked by some of his team-mates’ reactions the following day as they laughed at the incident, while Bellamy stayed quiet.“The lads sat there, laughing amongst themselves,” he added. “After a while Bellamy showed up. He didn’t even glance at me. He grabbed some food and sat down. Not a sound.“The sniggering continued at the training session. I didn’t like that they just laughed about it. One of our team-mates had attacked me and could have ended my career. Why did nobody challenge him about it? But they must have thought that this was a private matter between Bellamy and me.“I felt like knocking him out. I would have been justified in giving him a pounding but I had too much respect for Benítez and the team.”While Bellamy ended up with an £80,000 fine and was forced to apologise, he went on to mock the defender when he celebrated his goal against Barcelona and then set Riise up for the winning goal.“He celebrated by running towards the corner flag, where he stopped and made a swinging motion, like he was holding a golf club,” he said. “I thought it was f*cking disrespectful. The celebration also revealed the sincerity of his apology.”He added: “What Bellamy and myself proved was that we had the ability to use adversity to succeed. We handled the pressure and distinguished ourselves in one of the biggest matches you can play. But we could never be friends.“My decision in the hotel room was sensible. I mean, the two of us were dads. But the feeling has stuck with me. I should have stood up for myself. Gerrard once said to me: ‘If I’d been in your shoes, I don’t think I would have managed’.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour Editors’ Recommendations The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Whiskey is fickle. Sometimes it makes you feel relaxed and in control, other times it gives you an excruciating headache. Sometimes whiskey sticks around in your liquor cabinet for years, and other times it leaves you — as American whiskey brand I.W. Harper did when they ceased U.S. production in the 1990s.After more than 20 years abroad, I.W. Harper is back and asking our forgiveness. Will we give it? Hell yes we will. That’s the thing about good whiskey — you can’t stay mad at it for long.I.W. Harper’s roots go back to 1867, when Isaac Wolfe (I.W.) Bernheim left Germany and arrived in the U.S. with just four dollars in his pocket. Within a few years, he and his brother Bernard had started distilling their fine Kentucky whiskey and were racking up the awards — including a Gold Medal at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.The Bernheim Brothers continued to thrive, even through Prohibition. Though the manufacture and sale of alcohol was illegal between 1920 and 1933, the government allowed the brothers to continue whiskey production for medicinal reasons *wink*. The I.W. Harper bourbon wasn’t one of the medicinal whiskeys, but the brand endured anyway. Go figure.Related: Drink More Whiskey: Everything You Need to KnowIndeed, I.W. Harper emerged from Prohibition like a resplendent, golden phoenix. People were spellbound by the bourbon’s delicious taste and the classy ceramic decanter (pictured). I.W. Harper was even mentioned by name in the James Bond novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. With Spectre hitting theaters on November 6, we can’t think of a better time to revisit this worldly spirit.In the 1990s, the winds of opportunity blew east, and I.W. Harper set up shop in Asia to take advantage of the huge market’s growing taste for whiskey. For the next 20 years, the American whiskey was only available overseas. Disappointing, perhaps, but what’s more American than leaping on lucrative business opportunities?The important thing is that I.W. Harper is back, and we’re willing to accept them with open arms and mouths. They are, after all, offering two tasty whiskeys — Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (about $35), which has notes of vanilla; and 15-Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (about $75), which boasts hints of caramel and dried fruit.If you’ve ever wondered what redemption tastes like, try a glass of I.W. Harper neat. You might also try it in the Old Fashioned recipe below; in fact, I.W. Harper might just be the best possible bourbon to use for this classy standby.Old FashionedIngredients:1.3 oz. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyBar spoon of brown sugarDash of orange bitters2 dashes aromatic bitters1 cherry1 orange twistMethod:In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle bitters and sugar. Add bourbon and ice, then stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with a cherry and orange twist. 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For?
Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says the Government is committed to strengthening the capacity of regional labour inspectors to eliminate child labour. Story Highlights “The Government is very pleased to be hosting this workshop to strengthen the capacity of our regional labour inspectors as part of our international thrust to eliminate child labour,” the Minister said. She was speaking at the opening of a ‘Training of Trainers Workshop’ on Labour Inspection, with a focus on Child Labour, and Occupational Safety and Health, held on July 2 at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says the Government is committed to strengthening the capacity of regional labour inspectors to eliminate child labour.She was speaking at the opening of a ‘Training of Trainers Workshop’ on Labour Inspection, with a focus on Child Labour, and Occupational Safety and Health, held on July 2 at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston.“The Government is very pleased to be hosting this workshop to strengthen the capacity of our regional labour inspectors as part of our international thrust to eliminate child labour,” the Minister said.“This regional initiative will promote integrated strategies at all levels to end hazardous child labour and address the specific safety and health issues faced by workers,” she added.Thirty-three trainers from the Ministries of Labour in Jamaica, Guyana and The Bahamas are participating in the workshop, which is slated to run from July 2 to 6. It forms part of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour regional initiative.For her part, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Colette Roberts Risden, said the workshop will greatly enhance the capabilities of labour inspectors in identifying issues of occupational safety and child labour, “which, ultimately, will lead to a better and safer region for our children”.The workshop is being facilitated by Brazilian inspectors under the South-South Technical Cooperation Programme between Brazil and the ILO and hosted by the Ministry’s Child Labour Unit.Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Jamaica, His Excellency Carlos Alberto M. Den Hartog, who brought greetings at the ceremony, said the workshop will assist in building the capacity of labour inspectorates to deliver training programmes to address child labour in Jamaica and other participating countries.“It represents an important opportunity for countries to enhance the (resources) available in each country of the region to achieve a comprehensive and quicker result in eliminating child labour. It is a tool for the strengthening of the political efforts of governments to mobilise resources for eradicating child labour,” he noted.There are nine participating countries under the initiative. These are The Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Haiti, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.The objectives of the workshop are to build national capacity in labour inspection, with the aim of improving the enforcement of national labour laws and contributing to the reduction and elimination of child labour in the country.
MIAMI — A South Florida man has been convicted in a $100 million scheme to defraud a Puerto Rico bank.Court records show that 55-year-old Jack Kachkar was convicted in Miami federal court Monday of eight counts of wire fraud affecting a financial institution. His sentencing is scheduled for April 30.Prosecutors say Kachkar served as chairman and CEO of pharmaceutical company Inyx Inc. from 2005 to 2007. Officials say Kachkar caused Westernbank to grant a series of loans in exchange for a security interest in Inyx’s assets in 2005. Evidence showed Westernbank agreed to advance money based on fake customer invoices, which allowed Kachkar to divert tens of millions of dollars.Westernbank declared the loan in default in 2007 and lost more than $100 million, leading to the bank’s insolvency and collapse.The Associated Press
TORONTO — CCL Industries Inc. is closing its aerosol container factory in Penetanguishene, Ont., and moving production to Mexico and the United States.The plant employs 170 people.It was unclear how many of the employees might be able to find work elsewhere with the company.The label and packaging company says it will begin winding down operations at the plant in the first part of next year and complete the shutdown no later than mid-2015.The rising Canadian dollar and its distance from key customers hurt the operation about 150 kilometres north of Toronto.CCL says the plant which exports everything it produces to the United States has been unprofitable since 2009.“In addition to appropriate severance and other benefits, we will do our very best to help the 170 employees at the site develop their personal transition plans,” CCL president and CEO Geoffrey Martin said in a release.“Many of them have long tenure with CCL so early notice of the closure gives reasonable time to consider options.”The company said it will offer outplacement assistance and where possible transfers to other parts of its business including its expanding CCL Label and Avery operations in Toronto and Montreal.CCL Industries employs about 9,700 people with 88 production facilities in 25 countries and corporate offices in Toronto and Framingham, Mass. The Canadian Press
The first round required two-thirds of the 120-member Assembly for victory, but Mr. Rugova received only 50 votes, according to UNMIK. In the second round, which required only a simple majority of 61 votes, Mr. Rugova received 51 votes. After that round – which was the third since voting was first held last month – the President of the Assembly, Nexhet Daci, adjourned the session and said he would later inform members of a new date for their next meeting, UNMIK reported.
by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jul 18, 2013 10:49 am MDT WASHINGTON – Tougher regulations may mean less profit for banks. But Ben Bernanke says that’s a fair price to pay after the damage caused by the 2008 financial crisis.The Federal Reserve chairman told lawmakers Thursday that the crisis led to “an enormous waste of resources” and new rules proposed by the Fed and other regulators to safeguard the financial system are “well-justified on a cost-benefit basis.”“Unsafe practices by large financial institutions pose a risk not just to themselves but to the rest of society,” Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee. “In setting policy we should look at the social cost and not just the cost to the firms.”Bernanke made the comments during his second appearance before Congress this week. He was presenting the Fed’s semiannual economic report, perhaps his last as chairman. Many speculate he will not seek another term when his second four-year term ends in January.Much of the hearing focused on the Fed’s efforts to boost the economy. On that topic, Bernanke stuck with the message he delivered to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, saying any change in the Fed’s low interest rate policies will depend on the job market’s health and inflation.But lawmakers also pressed him on rules that the Fed and other regulators are mulling in response to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.The crisis triggered a recession that put millions of Americans out of work, pushed the unemployment rate to 10 per cent, sent home values plummeting and edged millions of Americans toward foreclosure.The economy is still struggling four years after the recession officially ended. Growth remains tepid. Wages are barely keeping pace with inflation. And unemployment is a still-high 7.6 per cent.The banks argue that requirements to hold larger capital reserves and higher ratios of equity to loans can constrain them from lending. They also say such rules could put U.S. banks at disadvantage against their competitors in other countries.But lawmakers appeared less sympathetic to such complaints, particularly after seeing big second-quarter profits reported this month by Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo.“It’s no surprise that mega-banks are doing quite well, yet they continue to claim that ….regulations are killing them,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.Brown asked Bernanke if smaller bonuses and fewer dividends are a fair price to pay for a safer financial system.Bernanke said the first concern should be how those regulations affect lending. But he agreed that banks could handle the costs.“Given the enormous cost of the crisis … strong measures to prevent (a) repeat are obviously well-justified on a cost-benefit basis,” he said.Starting next year, banks must maintain a buffer of high-quality capital equal to 4.5 per cent of their loans and other assets, under rules adopted this month by the Fed. That’s up from a 4 per cent requirement for capital that’s not restricted to high-quality capital, such as bank stock or earnings retained by the bank.And the Fed this month proposed that the eight largest U.S. banks hold equity equal to at least 5 per cent of their total loans and assets. That’s up from 3 per cent. The rule could be finalized before the year ends.During the hearing, Bernanke didn’t stray from his comments earlier in the week on the Fed’s low interest rate policies. The policies have spurred a stock market rally and encouraged more borrowing and spending.Bernanke repeated his position that there is no “preset course” for the Fed’s $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program. Any change will depend on the economy’s performance.And he said that the Fed could hold its benchmark short-term interest rate near zero even after unemployment falls below 6.5 per cent. He said policymakers might consider keeping the rate down longer if inflation stays well below the Fed’s 2 per cent target rate.The Fed might also leave the rate unchanged if declines in unemployment are primarily caused by people leaving the workforce — not more hiring. The government counts people as unemployed only if they are actively looking for a job.At one point in the hearing, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., prodded Bernanke to evaluate the job Congress has done to support the economy. Corker said lawmakers have grown too dependent on the Fed’s efforts to drive growth, instead of taking action to help.Bernanke offered measured criticism. The Fed has shouldered “an awful lot of the burden” to drive economic growth, he said. He and other Fed officials would have been very happy to “share that burden” with Congress.Lawmakers, however, have spent too much energy implementing tax increases and spending cuts, Bernanke said. Those actions could end up reducing economic growth by 1.5 percentage points this year.But Bernanke said it wasn’t the Fed’s role to force lawmakers to act.“I don’t think it’s my place or the Federal Reserve’s place to try to force Congress to come to any particular outcome,” Bernanke said.Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., agreed with Corker that Congress should have done more.“We have let you down,” he told Bernanke. “The kindergarten of Congress has let you down by not doing the things to create confidence in the business community.”___AP Business Writers Christina Rexrode in New York and Marcy Gordon in Washington contributed to this report. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bernanke says bank rules a fair price after “enormous waste of resources” during 2008 crisis
“Over the past weeks, there has been much violence and little dialogue,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters. “I call on all those who have sought to undermine Ukraine’s unity, territorial integrity and stability to immediately cease such actions.“The authorities in Kyiv must also continue to respond to such acts with maximum restraint and within the parameters of Ukrainian law and international human rights principles,” he added.The Secretary-General’s comments come in the wake of referenda held over the weekend in two more areas of eastern Ukraine, adding to the ongoing tensions in the country.“There is still time to halt the descent of Ukraine into full-blown conflict,” said Mr. Ban.He urged all sides to “find a way back” to the spirit of compromise exhibited last month in Geneva, when an accord was reached on a series of steps to de-escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine, and to implement the provisions of that agreement without delay. Ukrainian officials have announced that the presidential election will be held later this month. It was originally scheduled for May of next year, but was brought forward following the political crisis in the country.Mr. Ban appealed to all the people of Ukraine to express their grievances and aspirations peacefully, including by casting their ballots in the presidential elections on 25 May.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall during their tour in CubaCredit:Pool Prince Charles visits the Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park in Grand CaymanCredit:Pool “For years, I have tried to warn of this impending crisis and of our fundamental responsibility for our children’s and grand children’s inheritance,” he said in a speech on the final day of a Caribbean tour.“Now, ladies and gentlemen, those very children are crying out for concerted action rather than just empty words.”A spokesman said the Prince was “encouraged that young people are speaking out on important topics like climate change”, adding: “It’s an issue that’s been very close to his heart for many decades.”The Prince’s tour to the Caribbean and Cuba, with the Duchess of Cornwall, has focused heavily on environmental issues, in particular concerns about polluted oceans and the increasing threat of disasters such as hurricanes in the region. Schoolchildren taking part in a nationwide climate march in FebruaryCredit:Getty The Prince praised steps taken in the Commonwealth countries to protect marine life and coral reefs, saying it could lead to the Cayman Islands becoming “a shining example of best practice in integrated, and genuinely sustainable management of its land-based and ocean resources.” “Such an integrated approach is not only essential to protect our eco-systems, but also – particularly in the Cayman Islands’ case – to protect the long-term viability of economic sectors, such as tourism, on which they are utterly dependent. Young people have had enough of empty words on the environment and are “crying out for concerted action”, the Prince of Wales has said, as he accepts the “fundamental responsibility” of his generation to help them.The Prince, who spoke on his final day of a Caribbean tour, said his children, grandchildren, and their peers deserved action to help them out of an “appalling crisis” caused by “potentially catastrophic global warming”.In a speech was delivered in the Cayman Islands in praise of the measures they have taken to protect marine life, the Prince acknowledged the newly-engaged Commonwealth youth who are putting the pressure on their elders for change.Young people in Britain and further afield have recently been engaging in a series of “climate change strikes”, saying: “We demand the world’s decision makers take responsibility and solve this crisis.”The Prince, who has long championed teenagers and young adults through schemes including his Prince’s Trust, did not refer directly to the strikes but is understood to have been encouraged by seeing a new generation speaking out on key issues. “Such an innovative and far-sighted approach could become a beacon for the Commonwealth to help lead the world – and indeed the whole of Nature – out of this appalling crisis of our own making.”The Prince and Duchess flew back to Britain on Friday after a final engagement at Pedro St James, an 18th century Caribbean great house and the oldest building on the British Overseas Territory.The Prince was photographed stroking one of the Cayman Islands’ famous blue iguanas, asking “is he dangerous?” before taking the plunge. The 15-year-old reptile, called Peter, placidly chewed on what appeared to be a piece of papaya as the Prince looked delighted.Blue iguanas are only found on the island of Grand Cayman and once numbered in the tens of thousands, but the population was decimated by people, their pets and rats.By 2001, fewer than 25 were estimated to remain in the wild, but under the programme, their numbers are now in the hundreds. Students in Brighton on the climate change marchCredit:Getty
Komatsu Australia’s recently opened INSITE fleet management centre – centrally located within its new headquarters – has been designed to squarely put the focus on customers as the company’s first priority in the 21st century. The centre incorporates 10 monitors that show constantly updated data covering key machine, fleet, production and industry parameters across all Komatsu mining machines operating throughout Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. It allows the company to harness the latest ICT (information communications technology) to derive maximum customer benefits.The range of displays within the centre run the gamut from “big picture” global and economy-wide data (such as stocks and share prices, commodity prices and production trends), through to utilisation levels across industry sectors (for example, coal mining or iron ore), then drilling right down to individual machine data and potential component issues.According to Todd Connolly, Komatsu Australia’s Head of Fleet Management & ICT, the decision to locate the INSITE centre prominently within Komatsu’s HQ was a strategic one. “Our aim was to highlight to each and every Komatsu employee the importance of this primary focus on customers, their operations, and their needs – and using our advanced ICT knowledge and expertise to achieve this.“What we are doing from our INSITE centre is front and centre of what we do as a company; it gives us a suite of products across telematics, machine monitoring, machine health, fleet management, service and support. And by having this facility located right in the heart of our headquarters, we are really sending the message out to everyone at Komatsu about how important this whole process is to the company.”He said Komatsu’s systems and technology allowed the INSITE centre team to pull in data from a wide range of sources, including its various telemetry, machine health and service monitoring systems, and present them in one place.However, the centre is far more than just a bank of screens; in front of the screens sits Komatsu’s team responsible for running the KOMTRAX and KOMTRAX Plus remote monitoring systems throughout the region.The decision to give such high prominence and visibility to the company’s ICT operations – including its KOMTRAX remote monitoring offerings – was driven by Sean Taylor, Komatsu Australia’s Managing Director and CEO. “Rather than have this team working away in a back office, we deliberately chose to have them working at the forefront of our business,” said Taylor.“We want everyone within Komatsu to be aware of what a critical and important role they all play in supporting our customers, and how our customers contribute to the long-term success of our business. This ties in with the philosophy driving the creation of our INSITE centre: to ensure all this information across all our business areas is visible to everyone within Komatsu, so that as a company we plan and react accordingly.“All this information is also being made available to our engineers and our technical service people, so they can also assist in better managing fleets for our customers.“It’s all about helping our customers achieve their goals, including lower costs per tonne, managing machine health and achieving higher productivity,” Taylor said.INSITE fleet management centre: what’s on displayThe first thing visitors and staff walking up the stairs at Komatsu Australia’s new headquarters is a large ‘tickertape’ display constantly updating commodity prices, currency movements, resource stocks prices and more – reflecting the impact these constant real world changes have on the company’s business.In front of the row of desks where the KOMTRAX and KOMTRAX Plus team is based is a bank of 10 large-screen monitors, covering all aspects of Komatsu machines in the region, from “big picture” equipment and industry utilisation trends, down to the minutest detail of a single machine’s operating parameters.Screen 1: Utilisation TrendsThis screen highlights utilisation trends by segment and region, showing the monthly hours that machines are working. The graphs also highlight seasonal factors, and can be used as a forward indicator of demand for replacement equipment, parts consumption and service.Screen 2: PDI & Reman CommissioningKomatsu’s fulfilment of demand for new equipment and reman components is tracked across the country to ensure that delivery schedules are in line with its customer’s expectationsScreen 3: Condition MonitoringThis screen highlights the two most critical levels of condition monitoring results from the KOWA (Komatsu Oil Wear Analysis) service. Information is updated in real time directly from the Komatsu’s three KOWA labs in Newcastle, Perth and Brisbane, and is displayed by customer, by model and by component. Komatsu technicians use this information to take the required actions with customers to ensure machine health.Screen 4: Service and Overhaul programsThis screen uses information from EQP Care and R&M Care to highlight upcoming services, ensuring that Komatsu’s service teams are planning for these events, and engaging the customer at the right time.Screen 5: Fleet VisualisationThis screen displays selected data on Komatsu’s machine population in Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, and includes information on machine health, machine productivity and mine site details such as Production and Total Material Moved (TMM).This information is designed to increase Komatsu staff’s awareness of machine populations and customers’ operations, so they can be aware of the real situation before a customer visit. Machine information for this display is sourced from KOMTRAX and KOMTRAX Plus and is updated daily.Screen 6: Machine Health for Fleet under Maintenance ContractsThis screen uses standard metrics from R&M Care to report on machine health for Komatsu’s population covered by maintenance contracts in Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. This information is used at the site level to optimise uptime of the fleet.Screen 7: Machine Health – Mining FleetThis screen shows the machine health status of Komatsu’s region-wide mining fleet by model and location, using information sourced from KOMTRAX Plus on a daily basis. This information is used by branches and sites each day to prioritise activities on the fleet to ensure optimum uptime. In addition, Komatsu’s Reliability Engineering division uses this information to prioritise high-level incident responses.Screen 8: Machine Health – Construction & UtilityThis screen shows the machine health of Komatsu’s construction and utility region-wide equipment fleet by customer, model and location, using KOMTRAX. Cautions and abnormalities are highlighted, and used by Komatsu’s Tech Services and branches to prioritise action. Information for this comes from KOMTRAX and is updated based on the latest satellite communication.Screen 9: Mine Care (Real Time Telemetry)This screen shows a real-time feed of machine telemetry using Modular Mining Systems’ Mine Care, information which can be used to help diagnose machine health as well as visualise productivity trends. This process is also how Komatsu’s largest mining customers view their fleets and operations.Screen 10: Machine Productivity DashboardThis screen shows the productivity of Komatsu’s top mining customers’ fleets, including information from the PayLoad Management System (PLM) and KOMTRAX Plus. This information is also used by Reliability Engineering to optimise the operation of equipment and contribute to an enhanced Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) position.This dashboard has been designed to provide insights for Komatsu’s Key Accounts Managers, allowing them to have informed discussions with customers by comparing fleet performance against national average benchmarks. In turn, this can be used to drive Komatsu’s Continuous Improvement initiatives, designed to help its customers achieve their goals.
Fibre optique : la France risque de “manquer le virage du numérique”La France risque de prendre un retard “irrémédiable” dans le déploiement du très haut débit. Telle est la conclusion d’un rapport sénatorial sur la couverture numérique du territoire présenté mardi par le sénateur Hervé Maurey. Un document qui propose plusieurs mesures pour éviter que le pays ne manque le “virage du numérique”.Le sénateur centriste de l’Eure, Hervé Maurey a présenté mardi un rapport sur la politique numérique du gouvernement. Adopté à l’unanimité par la commission économique du Sénat sur l’aménagement numérique du territoire, ce rapport se montre très critique vis-à-vis du déploiement de la fibre optique comme du haut débit mobile. La France est “en passe de manquer le virage du numérique et le retard risque d’être irréversible”, alerte le rapporteur, cité par le Figaro.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?”Le gouvernement et les statistiques du secteur indiquent que 98% de la population nationale peut bénéficier d’une connexion Internet à haut débit en France. Mais c’est un leurre”, assure Hervé Maurey, soulignant que “77% de la population est éligible” pour des services au très haut débit. Concernant la téléphonie mobile, les “méthodes de mesures sont trompeuses” et doivent être changées, estime-t-il. “Une commune est réputée couverte si un seul point permet de recevoir des appels mobiles, et les mesures sont prises à l’extérieur d’un bâtiment et sans se déplacer”, déplore le sénateur. Un plan pour déployer le très haut débitLe rapport propose alors une trentaine de mesures visant à éviter à la France le “retard irréversible” craint par Hervé Maurey. Ce dernier regrette que le gouvernement ait choisi de se tourner vers les sociétés privées pour le déploiement du très haut débit fixe. Ces sociétés ont “bien sûr, des obligations de rentabilité. Les zones peu denses, moins rentables, risquent d’être délaissées”, explique le sénateur. Aujourd’hui, déplore-t-il, “le taux de pénétration de l’Internet à très haut débit fixe, en fibre optique, est de 8% en France contre 17,5% en moyenne en Europe”. Or, “il suffit qu’un opérateur dise qu’il veut apporter de la fibre optique à une ville dans cinq ans, pour que la collectivité soit bloquée dans ses projets de connexion au très haut débit, même si l’opérateur ne réalise rien”, regrette-t-il.Parmi les mesures préconisées dans le rapport, Hervé Maurey évoque notamment “l’autorisation donnée à un conseil général et aux collectivités locales de couvrir tout son département”. Il souhaite en outre que les déclarations de déploiement des opérateurs deviennent contractuelles, et prône la mise en place de sanctions prononcées par l’Arcep en cas de non respect de ces engagements.Le 16 juillet 2011 à 12:25 • Maxime Lambert
My girlfriends were engulfed in the world of Self, Glamour and Marie Claire. Some of us even dabbled with Sassy, and later, Jane and Bust. They were the cool smart chicks of the bunch, but I always felt they were just…lacking. Sassy and Jane fell under (but Jane Pratt is going strong on xojane, and though Bust is still chugging along, its voice has gotten younger, cheekier and hipster. It may be the major magazine for a good pop-feminist read, but I’ve outgrown it.Consider the sequence of a typical women’s magazine: letters, trends, fashion spreads, maybe an interview with a celebrity, more on trends (fashion, beauty, exercise), some obligatory group of “light” recipes, along with a longer editorial on A Serious Topic like genital mutilation or being catfished by a prisoner. It’s content crafted to make women feel guilty for not knowing what’s hot, smart for knowing that this magazine will reveal it, then ashamed for not being able to afford whatever this magazine has revealed. It’s cyclical, and it’s boring. I thought perhaps I was in the minority, being a woman who loves men’s magazines. All of the Big Three’s media kits boast audiences with 30 percent women, so I’m clearly not the only one. Do women read men’s magazines differently from men? In a very unscientific survey (of my two brothers in their twenties and my friend Greg, in his forties), I asked what they liked about Esquire and GQ. My brothers prefer GQ and its fashion tips, the profiles of the women and food. Greg only reads Esquire. As he puts it, “Esquire is not about being a well-dressed, cool man. It’s about being the best man you can be. And even though you can’t necessarily glean any of that knowledge from a magazine, it does a valiant job of trying.”Men’s magazines revolve around cultivating taste: fashion, music, film, books, food, celebrity, sports, cars and (in Details’ case) design. They review where we’ve been and where we’re going, culturally speaking. They’d do better to incorporate more female writers—Stacey Grenrock Woods is a shining example of excellent men’s writing by a female and Jessica Pressler has pushed out some decent profiles for GQ. They don’t always get it right, but the point is: they dare. Yes, they, like women’s magazines, often commoditize gender and make money on reinforcing certain gender stereotypes. But they’re just so glib about it. Where women’s magazines champion us, trying to help us channel our inner sisterhood and answer our Burning Questions, men’s wryly acknowledge that, like most Americans, they’re just stumbling through this crazy mixed-up world, and even they don’t have all the answers. I have plenty of female friends who read women’s mags because they’re mindless entertainment, and I get that. More than anything, I’m an advocate of reading what you enjoy.But that’s just the point that men’s magazines make: entertainment needn’t be mindless.Men’s magazines don’t curate culture; they curate content. They tell me what’s going on culturally and how they feel about it. Women’s magazines ignore what’s going on, because they themselves don’t know how to feel about it. They seem stunted, like the world is just too big for them to comment on—or worse!—that we won’t appreciate a woman magazine’s commentary on larger cultural paradigms. So women’s magazines overcompensate for telling us nothing by telling us everything about nothing (the healing powers of purple fruits! animal prints!). Men’s magazines have their share of frivolity, but they give me the thought stuff too—the national budget, war and PTSD, robotics, a profile of the Vice President. One of the best articles I read was Chris Heath’s coverage in GQ about the massacre of the escaped exotic animals in Zanesville, Ohio. It was a tragic story brilliantly told; and the story of the war between GQ and Esquire competing for the story was just as good. Both magazines published accounts of tragedy; both had writers (Chris Jones for Esquire) on site in the same hotel chasing the same story; both ran in each’s March 2012 issue. I read both articles voraciously, and came out in favor of GQ’s coverage. To my happiness, GQ got an ASME nomination for its story; Esquire didn’t. That’s the other thing I like about men’s magazines: they’re nominated for awards for their journalism, like actual awards, against giants such as The New Yorker, the Atlantic and Rolling Stone. GQ and Esquire are for literary-minded people, for people who care about the actual words on the page. Women’s magazines don’t say anything interesting about the state of culture, they just buy into it. They don’t have a sense of humor about themselves.That’s why I’m sticking with the men—they’re funny, self-effacing and have some of the best editorial content around. None are offering the keys to the universe, but they have a good time trying. I am [spoiler alert!] a woman. But women’s magazines have nothing for me. They’re great when I’m in the salon, but when it comes to reading magazines with bones, with guts, with something to say, the men take it every time. I’m not talking about lad mags, those British imports from 15 years ago. I’m talking about “gentlemen’s magazines”: namely Esquire and GQ, but I also love Details, the dandier kid brother of the other two.I have subscribed to these Big Three for years. I first started reading my father’s Esquire when I was a teenager. Its commentary on music, film and literature was second to none, and its tone was hilarious. Plus it was so cleverly wrapped: a high-end glossy chock full of honest, no-nonsense stuff that I felt smarter for knowing. Sure, it was peppered with self-indulgent photos of female celebrities barely concealing their ladyparts. But to me, it was an obvious statement on American consumerism: that to get people to read smart content, you’re going to have to sell it with sex.
Sci-Tech NASA’s most clear doubling down on SLS yet came during Bridenstine’s speech Thursday at Florida Institute of Technology, which centered on the announcement of the first contractor to work on the so-called “lunar gateway,” a planned orbiting waypoint around the moon. Maxar, which has also built parts of the International Space Station, will build the power and propulsion unit (basically the main motor) of the lunar gateway. Bridenstine went on to reiterate NASA’s plans to ready a bare-bones version of the gateway and a lunar lander for the 2024 mission. He touted the reusability of both designs, while also acknowledging, a little ironically, that SLS rockets are not reusable, like a Falcon Heavy. NASA unveils its Orion deep-space capsule (pictures) 8 Share your voice NASA is still working on the Space Launch System as part of its moon ambitions. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday there’s only one way to get the first female astronaut to the moon’s south pole by 2024, and it won’t involve Elon Musk’s help.”I want to be clear about SLS and Orion… SLS and Orion is the only system that gives us any chance of getting there in 2024,” he said. “We’ve looked at everything, we’ve considered everything and SLS and Orion, that is the system. And once it’s developed, we will use it over and over and over again.” NASA’s plan, newly rebranded as “Artemis,” has always been to use SLS (Space Launch System) rockets and its sister Orion crew capsule to return humans to deep space, but the system isn’t ready yet. When the Trump administration moved up the moon mission by four years, Bridenstine and NASA considered alternatives. Bridenstine has previously floated the idea that Orion could be launched atop a commercial rocket like a SpaceX Falcon Heavy, but in recent weeks NASA has returned the focus to getting SLS, which would become the most powerful rocket in existence, up and running. NASA Space SpaceX 6:56 NASA isn’t the only space agency trying to land on the… Now playing: Watch this: Tags 8 Photos “We are trading a little bit of reusability for speed,” he said. The hope is that NASA could launch the mission newly dubbed “Artemis 1” using an SLS and Orion around the moon without a crew about a year from now, followed by Artemis 2, a crewed launch around the moon in 2022, and Artemis 3, the eventual landing in 2024. However some major hurdles, including the project’s legacy of years of delays and cost overruns, stand in the way of keeping that schedule. Just this week additional funding for Artemis hit a roadblock in Congress.Meanwhile, SpaceX continues to plug away at readying its own moon rocket, Starship. But not even Musk’s timeline for getting to the moon is as aggressive as the one NASA is currently pursuing. Comments
Sarah Tew/CNET Prime Day doesn’t arrive until July 15 and 16, but Amazon still has some decent deals on deck in the meantime. One of the notable ones that’s still available is the the first-generation V-Moda Crossfade Wireless over-ear Bluetooth headphone. It lists for $200, but since June 17, the black model has been discounted to $100 on Amazon. (It was $155.74 on Amazon before the sale). That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on it.Note, CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it on AmazonThis model came out in late 2015 and comes with removable shields on the earcups that can be swapped out for new shields that you purchase separately.I gave high marks to the Crossfade Wireless when I reviewed it. V-Moda made some small improvements to 2017’s Crossfade Wireless 2, which I rated even higher (its earpads are better). The most recent version of that headphone is called the Crossfade Wireless 2 Codex and it costs $350. Read also: Best cheap true wireless headphones | Amazon Prime Day 2019: Where to find the best deals on headphones and speakers 11 Photos V-Moda’s Crossfade Wireless headphone takes aim at Apple’s… Originally published earlier, updated to verify that the sale is still ongoing. Mobile Accessories Amazon Prime Day 1 Tags Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Comment V-Moda Crossfade Wireless (pictures) 2:22
With Navratras finally over, it is the time to gorge. So this food marathon organised by a south Delhi mall along with a food-based website couldn’t have happened at a better time. In all, there will be eight teams comprising three foodies each who will compete with each other in challenges that revolve around food. Food Sprint, as the festival is being called, will have some fun foodie games to whip up your appetite. There will be an ‘eating obstacle race’ which will give you a chance to win goodies and sweet hampers from food joints and restaurants. So foodies of the Capital, it is time to unite. Team up and get gorging! DETAILAt: Select Citywalk, SaketWhen: 26 October
A new strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague, has been found in DNA extracted from 5,000-year-old human remains in a Swedish tomb. The team of researchers from France, Sweden, and Denmark now believe that a previously unknown form of the disease could have killed around 500 million people over 12,000 years.They were able to identify one human being who died of this plague and was buried in the tomb as a 20-year-old woman.Their analyses suggest that this strain is the closest anyone has ever identified to the genetic origin of plague.Photo courtesy Karl-Göran Sjögren / University of GothenburgThe plague most likely spread among ancient European settlements by way of traders moving from camp to camp, the scientists said. Its deadly advance may have contributed to the decline of the continent’s settlements at the start of the early Bronze Age around 3000 BC.This could help solve a scientific mystery.“Between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, many Neolithic societies declined throughout western Eurasia due to a combination of factors that are still largely debated,” the study authors wrote in the journal Cell.Yersinia pestisThe most accepted explanations for the collapse of the first mega-settlements in Europe were environmental over-exploitation, with a decrease or even extinction of forests and the expansion of steppe environment or a confrontation with foraging Steppe populations.But now it’s thought the reason could have been a horrific plague pandemic.“The finding came about as the researchers were analyzing publicly available databases of ancient DNA for cases in which infections might have claimed prehistoric victims,” according to LiveScience. “They focused on the previously excavated site of Frälsegården in Sweden.”Photo courtesy Göteborgs universitetPrevious analysis of a limestone tomb at the site found that about 78 people were buried inside and they all had died within a period of 200 years. The fact that many people died in a relatively short time in one place suggested they might have perished together in an epidemic, lead study author Nicolás Rascovan, a biologist at Aix-Marseille University in Marseille, told Science.The limestone tomb was dated to the New Stone Age, the period when farming began.“Bring Out Your Dead” – A street during the Great Plague in London, 1665, with a death cart and mourners. Photo by Wellcome Images CC BY 4.0Scientists had already noted how larger settlements of the time were suddenly abandoned, even burned.“The close contact between humans and animals and the accumulation of food, likely led to poorer sanitary conditions and an increased risk of pathogen emergence and transmission in human settlements of the Neolithic and afterward,” according to the study. “In fact, the presence of infectious diseases is a suitable explanation for the massive burning of houses and rapid abandonment observed in mega-sites.”Venetian plague mask. Worn by doctors when treating plague victims.Senior author Simon Rasmussen, a metagenomics researcher at the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen, said in an interview, “Plague is maybe one of the deadliest bacteria that has ever existed for humans.And if you think of the word ‘plague,’ it can mean this infection by Y. pestis, but because of the trauma plague has caused in our history, it’s also come to refer more generally to any epidemic. The kind of analyses we do here let us go back through time and look at how this pathogen that’s had such a huge effect on us evolved.”One form of plague already known to scientists is caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis that often infects small rodents (like rats, mice, and squirrels) and is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected flea. In the past, black rats were commonly infected and rat fleas would jump from their recently-dead rat hosts to humans.Read another story from us: Ancient Hidden City Discovered Under Lake TiticacaBut also Pneumonic plague, a particular form of plague infection, was transmitted through infected droplets in a sick person’s cough.A global epidemic of the plague (black death) killed an estimated 200 million people in the 14th century.
Technology | September 23, 2009 Entegra Emerges As Value Leader Among Enterprise Integration Engines 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 Related Content 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 Entegra™ by DeJarnette is the value leader amongst Enterprise Integration Engines. Entegra is based on the field proven technology of DeJarnette’s MediShare PACS broker, with more than a 1000 installations worldwide, since 1995. Entegra is much more than just a broker between information systems and PACS. It is a general purpose text interface and reformatting engine which supports conversion of text data from any string of variable or fixed length text fields to any other string of variable or fixed length text fields. Entegra not only provides for reformatting of text data, but also replacement and override of text field data, as well as message transport handling. Entegra can interface to other information systems via TCP/IP, serial port and shared file systems.For more information: www.dejarnette.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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
Technology | Breast Imaging | August 23, 2017 Kubtec Introduces Automatic Specimen Alert to Mozart 3-D Tomosynthesis System New feature ensures excised tissue is disposed of in a timely manner Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. August 23, 2017 — Kubtec announced that it has developed a unique solution to a potential problem faced by operating room (OR) staff when treating patients for breast cancer. Automatic Specimen Alert (ASA), now available on the Mozart System, Kubtec’s intraoperative 3-D tomosynthesis system, eliminates the possibility that OR professionals may forget to remove the excised specimen from the system once imaging is complete.With checklists in place in most ORs, this happens infrequently; but when it does, it can have serious downstream consequences, as the specimen must be fixed in formalin within 60 minutes from the time of excision in order to be considered viable by pathology. Older systems currently in use have a small window through which the technician can see into the specimen chamber. For this to be beneficial, it requires the operator to be close to the instrument and to remember to look inside despite handling many other responsibilities simultaneously.After 10 minutes of inactivity, the Mozart System’s ASA feature flashes a very clear indication on the system monitor screen if a tissue sample remains inside the cabinet. This allows technicians to see from across the OR that an action is needed.Automatic Specimen Alert will be available on all Kubtec Cabinet X-ray systems ordered after September 2017.For more information: www.kubtec.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more read more
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local):11 p.m.The shimmering, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit” has nabbed the best new musical Tony Award.The show is based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, songs by David Yazbek and a sardonic story by Itamar Moses.It centres on members of an Egyptian police orchestra booked to play a concert at the Israeli city of Petah Tikvah but accidentally ending up in the drowsy town of Bet Hatikva. Over the next few hours, the townspeople and the musicians learn about each other and themselves.A critical favourite off-Broadway last year, “The Band’s Visit” made the leap to Broadway this year starring Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk, who both earned Tony Awards on Sunday.For the top crown, it beat out musicals adapted from such more established brands as “Frozen,” ”Mean Girls,” ”SpongeBob SquarePants.”___10:55 p.m.Katrina Lenk has won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical for her work in “The Band’s Visit.”In the musical, Lenk plays a cafe owner in a small Israeli town who helps a lost Egyptian orchestra. Before rehearsals for the Broadway production, Lenk travelled to Israel and visited Yeruham, the town that inspired the story.Lenk has previously appeared on stage in “Indecent,” ”Once” and “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” Her additional screen credits include “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Get Down.”Born in Chicago and raised in both Illinois and Iowa, Lenk started taking dance classes at age 3, and she picked up the viola when she saw the Des Moines Symphony perform. She graduated from Northwestern University.She beat out Lauren Ambrose, Hailey Kilgore, LaChanze, Taylor Louderman and Jessie Mueller.___10:50 p.m.The fourth time is the charm for Tony Shalhoub. The actor has won his first Tony Award after four nominations.The actor is perhaps best known for his role as an obsessive-compulsive detective on television’s “Monk.” His Tony for best leading actor in a musical is for “The Band’s Visit.”In the musical, Shalhoub plays the stiff leader of an Egyptian orchestra which accidentally ends up in the wrong Israeli town. Over the next few hours, the townspeople and the musicians learn about each other and themselves.Shalhoub’s film credits include “Big Night” and playing a space alien in the “Men in Black” films. His Broadway roles include “Act One” and “Golden Boy.” Other TV shows include “Wings” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”Shalhoub beat out Harry Hadden-Paton, Joshua Henry and Ethan Slater.___10:35 p.m.“Once On This Island” has been named the best musical revival Tony Award winner.The 1990 musical with a Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s calypso-infused score unfolds as a group of storytellers — caught in the midst of an unrelenting storm — recount the tale of a Caribbean island country girl in love with an aristocrat.The revival is made to resonate deeply for today’s audiences, who are all too familiar with the devastating impact hurricanes have on a community. Many of the characters play instruments made out of found objects, including trash bins, flexible piping and more.It stars Lea Salonga, Phillip Boykin and newcomer Hailey Kilgore.The revival beat out “My Fair Lady” and “Carousel.”___10:20 p.m.A British revival of “Angels in America,” Tony Kushner’s monumental, two-part drama about AIDS, life and love during the 1980s, has won the Tony Award for best play revival.The show is an astonishing kaleidoscopic seven hours with an assortment of characters that includes Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg, a young man living with AIDS, his cowardly ex-lover, a Mormon housewife, the world’s oldest living Bolshevik and a high-flying winged creature.The latest version stars Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield, and it won the best revival Olivier Award. It is directed by Marianne Elliott, a veteran of “War Horse” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”It beat out “Three Tall Women,” ”The Iceman Cometh,” ”Lobby Hero” and “Travesties.”Both Lane and Garfield won acting Tony Awards earlier Sunday.___10:10 p.m.J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” franchise has cast its spell on Broadway, winning the best new play Tony Award.The win for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” adds to the franchise’s haul of seven bestselling books and eight blockbuster films.The two-part play, which picks up 19 years from where Rowling’s last novel left off and portrays Potter and his friends as grown-ups, won nine Olivier Awards in London before coming to America and bewitching critics and audiences alike.It beat out “The Children,” ”Farinelli and The King,” ”Junk” and “Latin History for Morons.”___9:50 p.m.John Tiffany has won his second directing Tony Award for his work on the two-part play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”Tiffany previously won a Tony for directing the musical “Once.” He also was nominated for the 2014 revival of “The Glass Menagerie.” Tiffany won the directing Olivier Award for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012. Some of his other credits include “Black Watch” and “The Ambassador.”He beat out Marianne Elliott, Joe Mantello, Patrick Marber and George C. Wolfe.___9:45 p.m.David Cromer has won his first Tony Award for directing “The Band’s Visit.”The musical is based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, has songs by David Yazbek and a sardonic story by Itamar Moses. It centres on members of an Egyptian police orchestra booked to play a concert at an Israeli city who accidentally end up in the wrong town.Cromer directed the short-lived Neil Simon revival of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” in 2009 and the 2011 revival of John Guare’s “The House of Blue Leaves.” He drew acclaim for two productions at the off-Broadway Barrow Street Theatre — “Tribes” and “Our Town,” for which played the Stage Manager in addition to directing.He grew up outside Chicago in Skokie, Illinois, and won a MacArthur “genius” grant in 2010. He taught acting and directing at Columbia College Chicago for 15 years and has often returned to the works of Tennessee Williams.He beat out Michael Arden, Casey Nicholaw, Tina Landau and Bartlett Sher.___9:30 p.m.Glenda Jackson has added to her impressive resume with a Tony Award for best actress in a play.The 82-year-old British actress won her first Tony for playing a flinty woman facing the end of her life in the new revival of Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women.”Jackson has two Academy Awards, for 1970’s “Women in Love” and 1973’s “A Touch of Class, and credits in such films as “Sunday, Bloody Sunday,” ”Mary, Queen of Scots” and “Hedda.” She won two Emmys for starring in the television miniseries “Elizabeth R.”She stepped back from acting in the early 1990s to enter politics and is famous for a 2013 speech she gave after the death of Margaret Thatcher, bitterly decrying the late prime minister.She beat Condola Rashad, Lauren Ridloff and Amy Schumer.___9:15 p.m.A heroic drama teacher who nurtured many of the young people demanding change following the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has been honoured from the Tony Award stage.Melody Herzfeld, the one-woman drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was cheered by the crowd at Radio City Music Hall.Herzfeld saved 65 lives by barricading students into a small classroom closet on Valentine’s Day when police say a former student went on a school rampage, killing 17 people.She then later encouraged many of her pupils to lead the nationwide movement for gun reform, including organizing the March For Our Lives demonstration and the charity single “Shine.”Members of Herzfeld’s drama department then took the stage to sing “Seasons of Love” from “Rent.”___9 p.m.Nathan Lane has won the Tony Award for best featured actor in a play for his role in “Angels in America.”Laurie Metcalf won best featured actress in a play earlier Sunday for her role in Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women.” It is Metcalf’s second Tony win — she won best actress last year for “A Doll’s House, Part 2.”Lane’s win is the second of the evening for an “Angels in America” actor. Andrew Garfield won for best leading actor earlier in the evening.___8:10 p.m.Andrew Garfield has won the Tony Award for best leading actor in a play for his work in “Angels in America,” Tony Kushner’s monumental drama about life and love during the 1980s.Garfield plays a young gay man living with AIDS in the sprawling, seven-hour revival opposite Nathan Lane.He previously was nominated for a featured role in “Death of a Salesman” opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman.Garfield has been nominated for an Oscar for his work in “Hacksaw Ridge.” His other film work includes “The Social Network” in 2010 and the 2012 superhero film “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its 2014 sequel.He beat out Tom Hollander, Jamie Parker, Mark Rylance and Denzel Washington.___8:05 p.m.Tony Award co-hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles have gotten the show started with a self-parodying duet on piano for all the losers out there — including them.Neither Bareilles nor Groban have won a Grammy or a Tony despite selling millions of albums and appearing on Broadway in hit shows. They turned that into a playful song.“Let’s not forget that 90 per cent of us leave empty-handed tonight. So this is for the people who lose/Most of us have been in your shoes,” they sang in the upbeat opening number. “This one’s for the loser inside of you.”The co-hosts then noted that such noted shows like “Hair” and “Into the Woods” didn’t win the best musical prize. Nor did “Waitress,” the show Bareilles wrote music for.At the end of the song, the pair were joined by over a dozen members of the ensemble from each this year’s nominated musicals.___7:55 p.m.Condola Rashad has a special reason to celebrate on the Tony Award red carpet Sunday. She also just closed her show, “Saint Joan.”The actress says she has “a lot of emotions today.” She likened it to the last day of school mixed with prom and graduation at the same time. She says: “It’s a celebration.”The daughter of Phylicia Rashad and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad earned a best actress in a play nomination for playing Joan of Arc in the play by George Bernard Shaw, which ended its run with Sunday’s matinee. Her dad and sisters were her dates to the Tonys.She says “it’s been a really great opportunity for us to come together.”Rashad also earned a 2012 Tony nomination for “Stick Fly” and plays a district attorney on the Showtime series “Billions.”___7:45 p.m.Broadway’s SpongeBob, Ethan Slater, has walked the red carpet with a ribbon supporting the American Civil Liberties Union pinned to one lapel.He says the organization is “incredibly important to our country” when it comes to guarding civil liberties. He called his show “aligned with the values of the ACLU.”How exactly? Well, in terms of diversity, for one.The “SpongeBob SquarePants” musical includes Sandy the squirrel, a scapegoat for Bikini Bottom’s problems who is targeted for banishment.Slater calls the story line “really relevant to the Muslim ban” in the United States and the way he says that “Muslim-Americans have been treated.”___7:25 p.m.Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has no problem with nerves as he heads into the Tony Awards. His accolade to come once inside is all sewn up as an honorary tribute.The musical theatre legend says the feeling is wonderful: “I don’t have to worry about it.” He says all he has to do is “just go and get it.”Webber says this season on Broadway is exciting, in particular amid musicals with many fine new writers. He also praised the night’s co-host, Sara Bareilles, for her work in the recently televised rock opera he co-created back in 1970, “Jesus Christ Superstar.”Webber describes Bareilles as an “extraordinary actress,” especially through music.___6:50 p.m.Andrew Garfield says the social message of “Angels in America” is a huge part of why he agreed to star as Pryor Walter.The nominee says on the Tony red carpet that he doesn’t want to “tell a story unless it has the potential to change people.”The British actor says the eight-hour play is as relevant today as it was 25 years ago, when Tony Kushner first staged it and won a Pulitzer Prize for his trouble.Garfield says theatre must be political and mirror the times we’re in. Otherwise, he says, “we’re wasting everyone’s time.”___6:20 p.m.Josh Groban is promising “a really fun” Tony Awards.Says the first-time co-host: “I feel really excited about the show we have ready for everybody tonight.” He says it’s been a fun season and he called co-host Sara Bareilles “brilliant.”He says the chance to collaborate and bounce ideas off her has been “nothing less than a dream come true.”He adds “We’re just going to go out and be ourselves.” Groban promises the show will be a combination of slick and two musical theatre geeks being “total weirdos.”For her part, Bareilles says she “just wants to stay present.” She added that her job is to make sure everyone else is having a good time, saying “that’s the goal — people pleasing.”___6:10 p.m.Cynthia Erivo and Brian Tyree Henry say the theatre is a perfect place to deal with social issues.Says Henry, who is nominated for his work in “Lobby Hero”: “It’s happening right in front of your face.” He adds that something about the stage encourages tough issues to be worked on by strangers.He says the cast and audience of a show go on a ride together and hopefully it creates a platform for discussion.Erivo, winner of the best actress in a musical award for her work in “The Color Purple” in 2016, agreed: “People can see themselves live.” She says theatre gives people a chance to express themselves freely.John Leguizamo adds there are no “gatekeepers” in theatre, which allows many points of view to emerge.___5:45 p.m.“Frozen” songwriters Robert Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, walked the red carpet at the Tony Awards on Sunday for the first time as equal nominees.Robert Lopez co-conceived and co-wrote the smash-hit musicals “Avenue Q” and “The Book of Mormon,” both earning him Tony Awards. “Frozen” marks Kristen Anderson-Lopez’s first nomination.“I’m so proud of her,” her husband said. “She’s been here before as my plus-one.” His advice to her was “enjoy this thing.” It might be scary, but he calls it like a “prom.”Anderson-Lopez acknowledged she was going to be nervous for the cast of “Frozen” and suspected that she would share their butterflies. Joked her husband: “She’ll be mouthing every word along with them.”___2:45 p.m.The Tony Awards dress rehearsal — normally with few actual stars in attendance — got a shock of A-listers this year, including Tina Fey, Kelli O’Hara, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Leguizamo, Tituss Burgess — and Bruce Springsteen.The four-hour rehearsal at Radio City Music Hall allows producers to go through the show from start to finish before the Sunday telecast. Usually, stand-ins are used for Hollywood presenters, who prefer to hit the snooze button.But the audience this time cheered loudly when Patti Lupone, Uzo Aduba, Ming-Na Wen, Melissa Benoist, Tatiana Maslany, Christopher Jackson, James Monroe Iglehart and Rachel Brosnahan showed up in the flesh.The highlight was Springsteen, who walked onstage in a T-shirt and jeans, performed one song on the piano from his sold-out one-man show and departed to a standing ovation.___12:15 a.m.The Tony Awards kick off on Sunday night with a pair of first-time hosts, no clear juggernaut like “Hamilton” to cheer for, but a likely assist by Bruce Springsteen.Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles face their biggest audience yet and a careful political balancing act when they co-host the CBS telecast from the massive 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall.Getting buzz from appearing on the telecast can dictate a show’s future, both on Broadway and on tour. Broadway producers will be thankful this year that the telecast won’t compete with any NBA Finals or Stanley Cup playoff games. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 10, 2018 12:33 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 10, 2018 at 8:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama department perform “Seasons of Love” at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP) The Latest: ‘The Band’s Visit’ wins Tony for best musical