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Australia says coal holdups at China ports are not a ban

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australia’s trade minister says that while there might be some delays in processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Australian coal.Simon Birmingham told reporters Friday in Adelaide that he did not see any problem in the relationship between the two countries. His comments followed a report by the Reuters news agency, citing an unnamed port official, that said the northern Chinese port of Dalian had banned imports of Australian coalCoal is one of Australia’s largest exports. The report caused the Australian dollar to briefly tumble and sent officials scrambling.But China’s markets are vital for Australia and relations are sensitive after Australia last year blocked Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei from involvement in its 5G network due to security concerns.The Associated Press read more

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Security of former Ministers slashed

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has issued instructions to reduce the security of all former Ministers.The Police media unit said that the security has been reduced to be on par with a Member of Parliament. Accordingly, the security of former Ministers has been reduced from 7 to two.Earlier the security of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was also reduced from 1008 to 10. (Colombo Gazette)

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Something completely different at McDonalds Fresh beef

Something completely different at McDonald’s: Fresh beef by Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Posted Mar 30, 2017 8:18 am MDT Last Updated Mar 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email This image provided by McDonald’s Corporation shows a Quarter Pounder burger. McDonald’s says it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime in 2018 at most of its U.S. locations. Employees will cook up the never-frozen beef on a grill when ordered. (Courtesy of McDonald’s Corporation via AP) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Coming soon to McDonald’s: Fresh beef.The fast food giant said Thursday that it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S. locations. It’s a major change for McDonald’s, which has relied on frozen beef for more than 40 years. Employees will cook up the never-frozen beef on a grill when burgers are ordered.“It’s a really hot, juicy burger,” said McDonald’s USA President Chris Kempczinski.Fresh beef has been the biggest selling point at rival Wendy’s. Yet there are larger forces at work that have prompted other menu changes at McDonald’s, known for decades more for the billions of people served than its culinary choices. The world’s largest hamburger chain has been trying to improve its image as more people shun processed foods. Last year, it removed artificial preservatives from chicken McNuggets and cut out high-fructose corn syrup from its buns.“Fresh, just as a word and a concept, still carries so much weight for customers,” said Robert Byrne, the senior manager of consumer insights at Technomic, a food industry market research firm. He believes the move to fresh beef will likely drive more people to the Golden Arches and help boost its image slightly.McDonald’s is trying to stem a streak of adverse trends that led to an executive shake-up two years ago. The company brought in Steve Easterbrook as CEO to steer the company in a more promising direction. It’s an ongoing endeavour. Earlier this month, McDonald’s Corp. acknowledged that it lost 500 million customer transactions in the U.S. since 2012, mainly to other fast food rivals.Big Macs and other hamburgers will still be made with frozen beef. But Kempczinski said McDonald’s is open to making changes to more of its menu items.It tested the fresh beef Quarter Pounders for about a year, eventually bringing it to more than 400 restaurants in the Dallas area and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Customers ordered more Quarter Pounders and visited the restaurants more often, said Kempczinski. Franchisees were happy, too, asking to keep the fresh beef even if the company decided not to roll it out nationally.It’s still too early to know if franchisees will raise their prices on Quarter Pounders, Kempczinski said. Employees will need to be trained to safely handle fresh beef and to cook the patties only when ordered. Frozen beef Quarter Pounder patties are typically cooked four or more at a time, and the burgers are left in a holding area until a customer orders it, Kempczinski said.The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said fresh beef Quarter Pounders will be available by the middle of 2018 at most of its 14,000 U.S. locations. Restaurants in Alaska, Hawaii and some airports won’t be getting the fresh beef, the company said.While the announcement drew wide attention, McDonald’s shares were little changed Thursday, up 0.3 per cent to $129.27._____Contact Joseph Pisani at read more

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USUE Cheer Team Attends NCAUSA Collegiate Camp

By Mary Hart, USU Eastern Sports Information ContributorThe Utah State University Eastern Cheer Squad and mascot Emmett the Eagle traveled to the NCA and USA Collegiate Camp held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 1-3. While at this camp, the cheer team learned new skills in stunting as well as game day material to entertain the crowds during home athletic competitions this year. They received three blue ribbons in all of their evaluations and came home with a bronze bid to nationals.Emmett learned new skills, played pranks on fellow universities, performed with other mascots, and even took to the Vegas Strip to meet and take pictures with the public. Emmett was awarded the “Most Improved Mascot.”“Coaches Kelley Bradley and Austin Kennedy have a great team this year and are excited to see what comes out of this group. The team is self-motivated and encouraged by each other in their team goals and personal efforts. In just one week, we’ve been able to see them accomplish more than we even expected so early in the season. We hope to travel and compete in the collegiate cheer nationals again spring semester,” said USU Eastern Spirit Squad Director Brandi Johansen. read more

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Former NFL Receiver Reche Caldwell Arrested For Selling Ecstasy

Reche Caldwell, former NFL receiver, was arrested in Tampa and accused of selling the drug “Ecstasy,” his second arrest in five months. He was released from jail on Wednesday after posting a $2,000 bond. Caldwell faces one felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.Caldwell, 35, was arrested in January for allegedly spearheading an illegal gambling operation in Tampa with two other men. According to jail records, Caldwell has been arrested four times in Tampa since 2009.Prior to Caldwell’s criminal problems, he was standout receiver at the University of Florida, and eventually became a second-round pick by the San Diego Chargers in 2002. Caldwell was an underachiever throughout his career, but he had 760 receiving yards and four touchdowns with the Patriots in 2006. He spent the 2007 season with the Washington Redskins before his career ended.Broncos receiver Andre Caldwell is Reche’s younger brother. Andre Caldwell signed a two-year, $3.45-million deal with the Denver Broncos this offseason. He is expected to move up Denver’s depth chart after Eric Decker’s signing with the New York Jets during free agency. read more

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Kenley Jansen Is The Model Of A Modern Reliever

Reymin GuduanHOU001+0.0 Tyler OlsonCLE204+0.3 Darren O’DayBAL1332+0.9 Justin NicolinoMIA002+0.0 Corey KnebelMIL4782+3.9 Frankie MontasOAK110-0.2 Jacob TurnerWAS520-0.0 Chad QuallsCOL210-0.0 Buddy BoshersMIN020-0.7 Felipe RiveroPIT3742+3.9 Craig KimbrelBOS3140+3.5 Kelvin HerreraKC2773+1.6 Jim JohnsonATL1993-0.6 Danny BarnesTOR893-2.1 Marc RzepczynskiSEA11412+0.2 Albert SuarezSF430-0.6 Cam BedrosianLAA1354+0.1 Miguel DiazSD010-0.4 Caleb SmithNYY110-0.2 Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 Wade DavisCHC3031+3.2 Nate JonesCHW410+0.2 Brett CecilSTL1543+0.7 Robby ScottBOS5212+0.1 Tyler PillNYM010-0.4 Ryan GartonSEA/TB031-1.1 Jesse ChavezLAA121-0.6 Trevor HildenbergerMIN933+0.3 Mike MinorKC2874+1.8 Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Peter MoylanKC1005+1.6 Kenyan MiddletonLAA1021+0.8 Arodys VizcainoATL2882+1.1 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.1 Hunter StricklandSF2661+1.5 Brooks PoundersLAA100+0.2 Erik GoeddelNYM121-0.6 Ricardo PintoPHI121-0.6 Joaquin BenoitPHI/PIT18110-1.5 Luis SantosTOR210-0.1 Doug Corbett198068103+6.3 Tony WatsonLAD/PIT2396-0.0 Kyle McGrathSD100+0.1 Koda GloverWAS822+0.4 Vance WorleyMIA010-0.4 Francisco LirianoHOU221-0.4 Josh RavinLAD110-0.2 Jumbo DiazTB653-0.9 Eric O’FlahertyATL211-0.1 Chris BeckCHW022-0.7 Aroldis ChapmanNYY1943+1.5 Andrew ChafinARI587-2.2 Mychal GivensBAL1834+1.7 Jose AlvaradoTB943-0.1 Warwick SaupoldDET113-0.2 Xavier CedenoTB013-0.4 Daniel HudsonPIT864-1.1 Juan NicasioPHI/PIT2288+0.2 Troy Percival19964731+6.5 Tony ZychSEA853-0.6 J. P. HowellTOR010-0.4 Jose AlvarezLAA555-1.1 Joe SmithCLE/TOR1921+2.2 Brandon MaurerKC/SD19100-1.0 Nick GoodyCLE012-0.4 Luis AvilanLAD644-0.7 Josh FieldsLAD652-1.0 Nick WittgrenMIA611+0.5 Drew StorenCIN423-0.2 Keone KelaTEX1032+0.5 Matt BarnesBOS1884-0.0 Ryan TeperaTOR2531+2.8 Justin GrimmCHC412+0.2 Drew VerHagenDET312+0.1 Matt BushTEX1763+0.5 Tommy KahnleCHW/NYY1692-0.9 Nick VincentSEA2856+2.4 PITCHERYEARGOOSE EGGSBROKEN EGGSMEHSGWAR Will HarrisHOU1830+1.5 Matt AlbersWAS1524+1.4 Ty BlachSF201+0.3 Mike PelfreyCHW001+0.0 Joe MusgroveHOU800+1.2 Hector RondonCHC1132+0.4 Tyler LyonsSTL1132+0.5 Koji UeharaCHC1563-0.1 Stu Miller19657973+7.5 Robbie RossBOS100+0.2 Oliver DrakeMIL441-0.9 Bryan MorrisSF300+0.4 Tommy HunterTB3061+2.3 Anthony SwarzakCHW/MIL2444+2.1 Kenley Jansen’s season was Goose-toricHighest single-season goose wins above replacement (GWAR) Francis MartesHOU412+0.2 James PazosSEA1345+0.5 Ariel HernandezCIN001+0.0 A.J. MinterATL110-0.2 Bryan MitchellNYY010-0.4 Santiago CasillaOAK1783-0.4 Alex ColomeTB3866+3.5 Brad BoxbergerTB443-0.9 Jake DiekmanTEX601+0.9 Tyler DuffeyMIN1143+0.2 Josh OsichSF426-0.2 Michael LorenzenCIN2672+1.2 Liam HendriksOAK1261-0.4 Kenley Jansen20174401+6.3 Lucas HarrellTOR001+0.0 Brad ZieglerMIA1233+0.6 Andrew RomineDET001+0.0 Brian EllingtonMIA530-0.4 Deolis GuerraLAA720+0.3 Raisel IglesiasCIN3122+3.8 Mike MorinLAA101+0.2 Hector NerisPHI3174+1.9 Jake JunisKC200+0.3 Corey Knebel gets the golden eggFinal goose egg stats for 2017 John AxfordOAK120-0.6 Ron Perranoski196979139+6.6 Archie BradleyARI3148+3.2 Pedro BaezLAD1478-0.6 Edwin DiazSEA4074+3.4 Sammy SolisWAS422-0.2 Steven OkertSF7412-0.5 Felix PenaCHC100+0.1 Ross StriplingLAD1091-2.0 Jerry BlevinsNYM18513+0.7 Hector VelazquezBOS500+0.8 Tony CingraniCIN/LAD724+0.3 Joe BiaginiTOR932+0.3 Cody AllenCLE2985+1.8 Dominic LeoneTOR946-0.1 Jen-Ho TsengCHC300+0.4 Richard BleierBAL422-0.1 Addison ReedBOS/NYM3567+3.0 Sources: Retrosheet, The Baseball GAUGE Wade LeBlancPIT232-0.8 Bryan ShawCLE2985+1.8 Jake BarrettARI203+0.3 Jeurys FamiliaNYM822+0.4 Fernando AbadBOS511+0.4 Zach PutnamCHW200+0.3 Joe KellyBOS1245+0.5 Joe BlantonWAS430-0.5 Fernando SalasLAA/NYM864-1.1 Ernesto FrieriTEX010-0.4 Jason GrilliTEX/TOR443-0.8 Ricardo RodriguezTEX221-0.4 Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Shae SimmonsSEA020-0.7 Jamie CallahanNYM201+0.3 Blake ParkerLAA2352+1.6 Diego MorenoTB010-0.4 Jose LeclercTEX733+0.0 Carlos RamirezTOR700+1.1 Phil MatonSD732-0.1 Edubray RamosPHI9111-2.8 Mike DunnCOL1503+2.4 David PhelpsMIA/SEA1694-1.1 Austin MaddoxBOS200+0.3 Oliver PerezWAS615+0.5 Alex WoodLAD301+0.4 Chasen ShreveNYY623+0.2 Jose RamirezATL2066+0.7 Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Dillon GeeMIN100+0.2 Daniel StumpfDET245-1.2 Ryan DullOAK634-0.2 Sergio RomoLAD/TB630-0.2 Tyler AndersonCOL100+0.2 Chase WhitleyTB641-0.6 Chris RowleyTOR310+0.1 Bud NorrisLAA1871+0.1 Matthew BowmanSTL1977+0.1 Greg HollandCOL2762+2.1 Francisco RodriguezDET382-2.5 Willie Hernandez19846577+6.4 Jackson StephensCIN100+0.1 Joely RodriguezPHI524-0.0 Brad HandSD3866+3.2 Ronald HerreraNYY010-0.4 Alex ClaudioTEX2648+2.6 Adam MorganPHI910+0.9 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Kenley JansenLAD4401+6.3 Rubby De La RosaARI011-0.4 David RobertsonCHW/NYY2862+2.1 T. J. McFarlandARI622+0.2 Jose TorresSD552-1.2 Ryan BuchterKC/SD1564-0.1 Eduardo ParedesLAA210-0.1 Jason MotteATL212-0.1 Seung-hwan OhSTL2256+1.3 Brandon KintzlerMIN/WAS3464+2.9 Luke JacksonATL100+0.1 Dustin McGowanMIA412+0.2 Jorge De La RosaARI1251-0.0 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Rich Gossage197582118+6.7 Zach DukeSTL112-0.2 Jacob BarnesMIL2694+0.5 Danny FarquharCHW/TB1442+0.6 Rex BrothersATL331-0.7 Doug FisterBOS420-0.1 George KontosPIT/SF1283-1.3 Blake WoodCIN432-0.5 Pat NeshekCOL/PHI2848+2.8 Andrew MillerCLE3353+3.5 Carson SmithBOS200+0.3 Dovydas NeverauskasPIT530-0.4 Enny RomeroWAS1446+0.5 Sam TuivailalaSTL441-0.9 Jeanmar GomezPHI721+0.3 Daniel CoulombeOAK456-1.3 Matt BelisleMIN2263+1.1 Matt DermodyTOR302+0.5 Jimmy YacabonisBAL300+0.5 Jacob RhameNYM210-0.1 Rob ScahillMIL110-0.2 Chris DevenskiHOU26106+0.1 Kirby YatesLAA/SD1462-0.2 Michael FelizHOU110-0.2 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Scott ObergCOL725+0.4 Tom KoehlerTOR312+0.1 Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Robert GsellmanNYM210-0.1 Buddy BaumannSD311+0.1 Matt GraceWAS212-0.1 Brad BrachBAL3182+1.9 Sam DysonSF/TEX27112-0.1 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Chris YoungKC100+0.2 Travis WoodKC331-0.6 J. C. RamirezLAA020-0.7 Chris O’GradyMIA101+0.1 Brandon MorrowLAD1242+0.2 Dan OteroCLE200+0.3 Steve CishekSEA/TB1024+0.8 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Roberto OsunaTOR31101+1.1 Scott AlexanderKC844-0.2 Juan MinayaCHW1013+1.1 Trevor CahillKC200+0.3 Chad BellDET001+0.0 Bruce RondonDET430-0.5 Chris RusinCOL1344+0.6 Dan WinklerATL111-0.2 Wandy PeraltaCIN1544+0.7 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Yovani GallardoSEA100+0.2 Tyler ClippardCHW/HOU10117-2.5 Jordan LylesCOL210-0.0 Domingo GermanNYY020-0.7 Javy GuerraMIA112-0.2 Andrew KittredgeTB210-0.1 Jarlin GarciaMIA517+0.3 Josh SmithOAK210-0.1 Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Miguel SocolovichSTL101+0.1 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Blaine BoyerBOS611+0.6 Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 Sam FreemanATL1226+1.0 Mariano Rivera19965462+6.6 Victor AranoPHI210-0.1 Austin PruittTB420-0.1 Shane GreeneDET2045+1.6 Zach BrittonBAL1820+2.1 Tony BarnetteTEX731+0.0 Neil RamirezNYM012-0.4 Austin BriceCIN400+0.6 Jean MachiSEA101+0.2 Kevin QuackenbushSD120-0.6 Odrisamer DespaigneMIA100+0.1 Kevin SiegristPHI/STL813+0.8 John BrebbiaSTL313+0.1 Justin WilsonCHC/DET2463+1.4 Jared HughesMIL1042-0.0 Stefan ChrichtonBAL010-0.4 Al AlburquerqueCHW/KC121-0.6 Junichi TazawaMIA1470-0.6 Craig StammenSD1023+0.7 Neftali FelizKC/MIL1060-0.7 Paul SewaldNYM1283-1.3 Kyle CrickSF100+0.1 Parker BridwellLAA001+0.0 Blake TreinenOAK/WAS22103-0.4 Hansel RoblesNYM952-0.6 Yusmeiro PetitLAA2342+2.0 Luis GarciaPHI1664+0.1 Trevor RosenthalSTL2581+0.6 Ian KrolATL623+0.1 Donnie HartBAL423-0.1 Derek LawSF1131+0.5 Matt CainSF100+0.1 Ted Abernathy196751314+6.2 Zach McAllisterCLE121-0.6 Gabriel MoyaMIN100+0.2 Josh EdginNYM525-0.0 Dillon MaplesCHC100+0.1 Carl EdwardsCHC2283+0.1 Aaron BummerCHW456-1.2 Tyler ChatwoodCOL110-0.2 Heath HembreeBOS1056-0.2 Simon CastroOAK221-0.4 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Shawn KelleyWAS621+0.1 Sam MollOAK011-0.4 Chad GreenNYY322-0.3 Ryan PresslyMIN532-0.3 James HoytHOU110-0.2 Emilio PaganSEA342-1.0 Tony SippHOU111-0.2 Ryan SherriffSTL221-0.5 Pedro StropCHC1935+1.6 Drew SteckenriderMIA1111+1.2 Brian DuensingCHC631-0.3 Sparky Lyle197766813+6.1 Dan AltavillaSEA431-0.5 Grant DaytonLAD112-0.2 Sean DoolittleOAK/WAS2437+2.4 Jake PetrickaCHW223-0.4 Josh SmokerNYM823+0.4 Brock StewartLAD201+0.3 Miguel CastroBAL912+1.0 Tim MayzaTOR001+0.0 Mike BolsingerTOR310+0.1 Blaine HardyDET131-1.0 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Brandon WorkmanBOS722+0.4 Jonathan BroxtonSTL120-0.6 Randall DelgadoARI500+0.8 David PriceBOS101+0.2 Taylor RogersMIN1876+0.2 Christian BergmanSEA010-0.4 Ryne StanekTB013-0.4 Dan JenningsCHW/TB259-1.5 Carlos TorresMIL643-0.6 Dan RunzlerPIT001+0.0 Aaron LoupTOR5312-0.3 Craig BreslowCLE/MIN012-0.4 AJ RamosMIA/NYM2244+1.6 Austin Bibens-DirkxTEX001+0.0 David HernandezARI/LAA1515+1.9 Brad GoldbergCHW001+0.0 Ryan MadsonOAK/WAS2441+2.1 After a year of searching, we didn’t our find our new Goose Gossage. But we did get a glimpse of what one might look like in baseball’s just-concluded postseason.This spring, we introduced a new pitching statistic called the goose egg — named in honor of Gossage, the Hall-of-Fame reliever, who had a record 82 goose eggs in 1975. Essentially, a pitcher gets a goose egg for every clutch, scoreless relief inning (see the original article for a more formal definition). Goose eggs have a substantially better correlation with relievers’ win probability added than saves do, especially if paired with their companion statistic, the broken egg.This year’s major leader in goose eggs was the Milwaukee Brewers’ Corey Knebel, who finished with 47 of them. The American League leader was the Seattle Mariners’ Edwin Diaz, who had 40. You can find a complete rundown of this year’s final goose stats in the table below. (A “broken egg” is essentially the blown save of goose stats, and a “meh” is any situation which doesn’t result in either a goose egg or a broken egg.) Carlos EstevezCOL300+0.5 Luke GregersonHOU1062-0.8 Troy ScribnerLAA001+0.0 Asher WojciechowskiCIN200+0.3 Chasen BradfordNYM301+0.4 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 A. J. ColeWAS100+0.1 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 However, from an efficiency standpoint, the best season came not from Knebel or Diaz but from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen, who finished with a perfect record of 44 goose eggs and no broken eggs. That’s the most-ever goose eggs without a broken egg. The Dodgers used Jansen smartly and lined up his 68.1 innings pitched to coincide with mostly high-leverage situations. He made 15 multi-inning appearances, entered with runners on base 12 times, and often pitched in tied games — all things that closers weren’t doing much of a few years ago. And Jansen generated 6.3 goose wins above replacement (GWAR) in the regular season, the 7th-highest total of all-time. Amir GarrettCIN110-0.2 Rafael MonteroNYM131-1.0 Erasmo RamirezTB712+0.7 Adam OttavinoCOL1373-0.5 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.5 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 Akeel MorrisATL001+0.0 Cory GearrinSF1232+0.6 Casey FienPHI/SEA320-0.3 Kevin McCarthyKC100+0.2 Mark MelanconSF1550+0.3 Kyle BarracloughMIA2261+0.9 Mike ClevingerCLE010-0.4 Jeff BeliveauTOR111-0.2 Tyler GlasnowPIT010-0.4 Chris HatcherLAD/OAK963-0.9 Matt StrahmKC231-0.8 Adam KolarekTB021-0.7 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 J. J. HooverARI633-0.2 Fernando RodneyARI3345+3.5 Joakim SoriaKC2982+1.6 Casey LawrenceSEA/TOR020-0.7 Mike MontgomeryCHC1422+1.3 Ken GilesHOU2453+1.7 Kevin ShackelfordCIN120-0.6 Mark LeiterPHI010-0.4 Tanner ScheppersTEX101+0.2 Jimmie SherfyARI100+0.2 Tim AdlemanCIN021-0.7 Alan BusenitzMIN302+0.5 Adam WarrenNYY1041+0.1 SOURCE: SEAMHEADS.COM A. J. SchugelPIT201+0.3 Jeremy JeffressMIL/TEX251-1.5 Giovanny GallegosNYY010-0.4 Boone LoganCLE104+0.2 Joe JimenezDET020-0.7 Josh HaderMIL1245+0.3 Ben HellerNYY101+0.2 Alex WilsonDET1377-0.6 Jonathan HolderNYY611+0.6 Dellin BetancesNYY2482+0.9 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.7 Greg InfanteCHW327-0.3 Hoby MilnerPHI115-0.2 Jake McGeeCOL1552+0.6 Jansen’s also the exception that proves the rule, however; it’s hard to provide all that much value when you pitch only 70 innings or so, which is about how much the best relievers pitch nowadays. After Jansen, the next most-valuable season came from Knebel, who finished with 3.9 GWAR — which ranks just 200th among relief pitching seasons all-time.If you want a model for a more Gossage-like usage pattern, you need to look no further than … how Jansen was used in the postseason. Jansen appeared in 13 of the Dodgers’ 15 playoff games and threw 16.2 innings. Extrapolated out to a full, 162-game regular season, that would work out to a Mike Marshall-like total of 180 relief innings.Jansen didn’t keep his perfect streak alive in the playoffs. Instead, he allowed 2 broken eggs to go with 6 goose eggs. He was also used in some situations that we wouldn’t recommend — for instance, to close out an 11-1 lead against the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. Still, his postseason goose egg pace would extrapolate to 65 goose eggs over a 162-game regular season.What I’m really advocating for is a hybrid between how pitchers like Jansen are currently used in the regular season and the entirely different way that they’re used in the postseason. The extra off-days the playoffs provide help to enable more creative usage patterns that might not be viable in the regular season. And even with those extra rest days, Jansen may have been overused in not-very-clutch situations in the NLCS and NLDS; perhaps as a result, he was not especially sharp in the World Series. At the same time, he went from throwing 4.7 percent of the Dodgers’ regular season innings to 12.3 percent of their postseason innings — almost a threefold increase. Surely there’s a happy median somewhere in between?But congratulations to Jansen and Knebel, and we’ll resume our hunt for goose eggs next year. In the meantime, you can download detailed data on goose eggs and broken eggs for all pitchers since 1930 here. read more

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Duchess of Cambridge hero Prince Harry has been brilliant

first_imgPrince Harry opened the London MarathonCredit:Getty Show more The Duchess of Cambridge, with runner Alex Stanley, put a Heads Together headband onto the Kensington Palace post-boxCredit:Getty Asked about Prince Harry’s candid interview, in which he spoke of having counselling to come to terms with his mother’s death, she said: “We all felt there was very much a campaign to get everyone talking and have these conversations.”We’ve got to do the same, you know, so he’s been brilliant.” Prince Harry opened the London Marathon 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. The Duchess of Cambridge has praised her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, for speaking out about his own mental health, proclaiming him “brilliant”. The Duchess, who has today welcomed London Marathon runners to Kensington Palace to support charity Heads Together, said the mental health campaign this week has been “amazing”.  When the Duchess asked if the youngster was going to be watch her mother Amy Rodway run the marathon, Bella replied: “Yeah.”center_img The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be supporting runners at the London Marathon The Duchess of Cambridge, with runner Alex Stanley, put a Heads Together headband onto the Kensington Palace post-box Jamie Moloy, a headteacher, told the Duchess at the event: “What I love is your brother-in-law talking the other day, because that’s just ignited it”.He added Prince Harry was now a “real hero to a lot of people”. “Absolutely,” the Duchess replied. The Duchess, mother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, also met Kiss FM’s Neev Spencer, who suffered post natal depression after the birth of her daughter, Genevieve, now nine months. The event saw the Duchess launch a series of Heads Together bands around UK post boxes. A similar band has also been placed around Battersea Power Station in a bid to raise awareness of the charity ahead of the marathon this weekend.  She told the radio DJ: “Nothing can prepare you for motherhood – especially the first time round, the mixed emotions.”The Duchess, 35, also had an inspirational message for eight-year-old Bella Rodway, telling her to deliver the Heads Together message to her pals.She told Bella: “Do you talk about your feelings to anyone? You need to lead the way with your friends. “Even if you are not feeling good or worried about stuff.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be supporting runners at the London Marathonlast_img read more

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Mixed emotions for Irelands Seamus OConnor as he goes within touching distance

first_imgOur ranking of the top 18 transfers between League of Ireland clubs for 2018>Do less more often! Three useful fitness hacks (that aren’t hacks at all)> Follow us: Mixed emotions for Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor as he goes within touching distance of Olympic final Meanwhile, skier Pat McMillan placed 61st overall on his debut in the competition. By The42 Team 23,825 Views Updated at 10.23THERE WAS DISAPPOINTMENT for Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor at the Winter Olympics today, as he found himself within touching distance after round one but ultimately failed to secure qualification for the half-pipe final in Pyeongchang today.At the halfway point of the competition, O’Connor was 13th, just 1.25 points off a top-12 spot, which would have been enough to reach the final.However, a disappointing second round saw the Irish athlete fall back to 18th out of 29 competitors, as the 20-year-old slipped slightly when landing while performing his toughest trick, failing to improve on his first-round score of 65.50 in the process.O’Connor, who was born in California but qualifies for Ireland through his paternal grandparents, previously represented the country at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and was flag bearer in the opening ceremony recently.Four years ago, he finished 15th in the half-pipe in Sochi, in addition to placing 17th in the slopestyle event. Share38 Tweet Email Feb 13th 2018, 8:06 AM Seamus O’Connor of Ireland pictured after completing round 1 of the Halfpipe Qualifications. Seamus O’Connor of Ireland pictured after completing round 1 of the Halfpipe Qualifications. Image: Ramsey Cardy/SPORTSFILE 16 Comments Ireland’s Seamus O’Connor pictured competing at the Winter Olympics. Source: Ramsey Cardy/SPORTSFILEDespite the unfortunate outcome today, there were plenty of positives to take from the experience, particularly considering O’Connor tore all of the ligaments in his knee during a fall in competition just 16 months ago.“Obviously I would like things to have gone a little better but I’m down here at the bottom of the pipe in one piece with a smile on my face in my second Olympics so I can’t complain,” he said afterwards.“I knew I had to go for absolutely everything in that second run. Unfortunately, just on that last landing, I kind of slipped out a little bit.It’s the biggest trick of my run, a front-side 1260 which is three and a half rotations and here in PyeongChang was the first time I’d done it in over two years. It was really close but that’s how snowboarding half-pipe is. You’re either on it or really close but not quite there.”Meanwhile, another Irish athlete, skier Pat McMillan placed 61st overall on his Olympics debut in the Combined Downhill this morning, with a time of one minute and 25.77 seconds.“It was great to finally get into my first race and get that under my belt. I had a fairly smooth run,” he said. “I had a few line errors towards the bottom and got a little bit pushed back in my seat but otherwise it was better than my training runs and great training for my main event, which is the downhill.”The 26-year-old did not complete the second slalom as he is focusing on tomorrow’s downhill.The 42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Tuesday 13 Feb 2018, 8:06 AM Image: Ramsey Cardy/SPORTSFILE Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious burns at creamery

first_img 13 Comments Share Tweet Email4 Friday 28 Apr 2017, 10:45 PM Our thoughts first and foremost are with our injured staff member and his family. We remain in constant contact with his family with regard to his condition and offer our support to them in any way we can provide it.“We are reviewing circumstances surrounding the accident and will cooperate with representatives of the Health and Safety Authority in their formal investigation, which commences today, into the incident.”The Arrabawn Co-Op was founded in 2001 following the merger of Nenagh Co-Op and Mid-West Farmer’s Co-Op. The group is comprised of an agri-business division, a food ingredients divisions and a dairy division.Updated at 12.20pm 29 April 2017 to include a statement from Arrabawn Group.Read: Four masked men attack man after ramming his car outside Dublin school yesterday morningRead: Gardaí investigating after body of woman (31) found in apartment Apr 28th 2017, 10:45 PM A spokesperson said:He was treated immediately by our on-site trained first aid representative. Paramedics attended the scene shortly afterwards and he was transferred to Cork University Hospital last evening. 29,813 Views Short URL Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious burns at creamery The incident occurred around 8.30pm at the Arrabawn Co-Op in Nenagh. By David Raleigh A MAN HAS been seriously injured after he sustained burns to his body at a creamery in Co Tipperary tonight.The man has been airlifted to Cork University Hospital.The incident occurred around 7.40pm at the Arrabawn Co-Op in Nenagh, which is the headquarters for the Arrabawn Group, which is a leading provider of dairy produce to the Kerrygold brand, and also produces animal feeds products.Gardai confirmed the man “was in the creamery” at the time, and that he “received burns”.The male casualty was taken by ambulance to MacDonagh Park GAA sports ground in Nenagh, where he was received by members of the Coast Guard Rescue 115 helicopter, which was dispatched from its base at Shannon, Co Clare.The rescue chopper, which earlier had been tasked to perform an airlift form Inishmore Aran Island to University Hospital Galway, transported the seriously injured man from Nenagh to CUH around 9.10pm.Sources said the man was in a serious condition, and was likely to be sent to the specialist burns unit in Cork for treatment.Reliable sources said the man was “seriously injured” after he was “burnt in an accident”.Arrabawn Co-Op confirmed that an accident took place at their main production facility in Nenagh last night. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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20 Journalists Commence Training on Corruption, Financial Reporting

first_imgMUHAMMED S. BAHTwenty Gambian journalists from both the electronic and print media have commenced a ten-day training on corruption investigation and financial reporting.The training which is organised by the Gambia Press Union and supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), was held at the NaNA Conference Hall on Monday August 19th 2019.According to Lamin Jahateh, the Chairperson of the opening session, said the training aims to equip participants with tools on investigating corruption and financial miss-management. He said the training marks the third phase of its kind from last year.The Gambia Press Union’s President Sheriff Bojang Jnr., urged participants to take their training seriously and referred to it as ‘a game changer for the country in the area of probity, accountability and transparency.’“We are at a stage where the level of accountability and transparency from Government faces challenges, as it is obvious people will always talk about suspicion of corruption. But it is our responsibility to authoritatively put this out without rumors, speculation or insinuation as journalist. This is our job,” he said. He further told participants to see the event as something that will boost the knowledge and skills of Gambian journalists in holding the authorities to account.Sang Mendy, the Managing Director of Media Academy for Journalism and Communication at the GPU, also urged the trainees to judiciously take the training seriously and endeavor to learn from their lead trainer. “We are not telling you to go out and trap yourselves but to get things done. Because if you are trained and you do not apply the knowledge gained from the training, the skill and experience just remain with you. We want you to go out there and make stories that will add value to the citizens of this country,” he said. He said as the Gambia is open to business which might likely be open to corruption and corrupt practices, they must also be open to investigation.Tidiane Sy, a media expert from Senegal and lead trainer of the participants, urged them to exchange their experiences throughout the ten day training.Mammy Saidykhan, one of the participants, said the training will help give her better knowledge and understanding on how to investigate corruption and financial miss-management.last_img read more

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ApacheCon 2019 Keynote James Goslings Journey to Open Source

first_imga fabulous operating system destroyed by corporate stupidity…if Multics had been open-source and not handled by clowns, Linux wouldn’t have happened and Unix wouldn’t have happened. The next point along Gosling’s journey was Simula, the world’s first object-oriented programming language. Gosling had a copy of the Simula binary on tape, but the source was printed out on “a stack of paper about 8 inches thick,” written in assembler. Using Simula, he “fell in love” with OOP, and reading the source code helped him understand how it worked; for example, what a virtual function table was and how it worked. According to Gosling, these things were poorly documented; the first PhD thesis involving OOP, by Ivan Sutherland, contained one paragraph describing OOP. Gosling’s own PhD thesis was “a macro expansion of one half of one paragraph of [Sutherland’s] thesis.”Gosling moved on to Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), which he described as “an amazing place.” While at CMU, Gosling coded a version of Emacs, because he had become familiar with the editor when working on Multics, and discovered in graduate school that “vi sucks.” With the adoption of BSD, Emacs grew in popularity, and Gosling began distributing his software on magnetic tape. Arpanet did exist, but the high-speed “backbone” links were 50kb/s. If you’ve got a big piece of source code or a binary…a mag-tape and US Mail [would] beat the network every time. At the recent ApacheCon North America 2019 in Las Vegas, James Gosling delivered a keynote talk on his personal journey to open-source. Gosling’s main takeaways were: open source allows programmers to learn by reading source code, developers must pay attention to intellectual property rights to prevent abuse, and projects can take on a life of their own.Gosling, the inventor of the Java programming language, recounted a series of events in his career where he dealt with open-source issues before the concept was formalized and the use of open-source licensing became commonplace. His first encounter with software that was clearly open-source was at the University of Calgary in the 1970s. The university had received a magnetic tape from Nicholas Wirth that contained a Pascal compiler’s binary and source code. The source was a single file: “It was literally one function,” according to Gosling. It was Gosling’s first experience with a large program “written by somebody who actually knew what they were doing.” Wirth’s code was simple, but understandable. Gosling was eventually hired to port Pascal to the Multics operating system, which he described as: Gosling didn’t mind sharing his work but didn’t want the generosity to be abused. He recounted a time when he was contacted by a business that wanted to ship Emacs with their mini-computers. “Their letter was almost literally, ‘You’ll get famous and we’ll get rich.'” Eventually, Gosling decided that he had to find someone else to maintain Emacs so he could graduate. He found two coders to take it over, but they needed income. Gosling agreed that they could charge commercial customers, but universities must have it for free; again, he wanted his code to be shared, but he also wanted to protect maintainers from be abused.While working on his PhD, Gosling built a spreadsheet calculator called sc as an experiment to understand and improve the evaluation rules of Visicalc. Gosling spent a week on it and “threw it over the wall”. The program is still available with Linux; the latest version was released in 2018. Gosling noted that sometimes projects like this disappear, but sometimes they find a life; it all depends on who finds them valuable.Gosling eventually came to Sun Microsystems. Gosling said, “In many ways, Sun was built on open-source, although getting the corporate lawyers happy with the whole concept was difficult.” Sun’s Solaris operating system was based on BSD, but at first Sun did not release their own software contributions under similar terms. Gosling described Java as a “rocky road” from the point of view of open-source. Java was released with source code “from day 1,” but the license was complex and messy. The license was an attempt to balance platform providers’ desire to differentiate themselves (really, Gosling says, to become “sticky”), with developers’ desire for their code to run.Eventually, Java adopted the Gnu Public License (GPL). Gosling says this was “a leap of faith for Sun,” but in the end it was a success. Sun learned that the “service and support” revenue model could work, and that the marketing leverage of open-source was more important than licensing revenue. Sun eventually open-sourced everything, except Solaris. Gosling claims that Solaris “couldn’t make the leap” due to people problems. It was making progress toward open-source, until the Oracle acquisition. Java, which was open-source, survived the transition; Solaris did not.Gosling concluded with a list of the things he loves about Apache: the clean license, the strong community, and the Code of Conduct. 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Driving the LM002 Lamborghinis iconic Ur Urus

first_img 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercar More From Roadshow Post a comment The pedals, meanwhile, require leg strength. The clutch has the kind of heavy, long throw you’d expect from an Italian V12-powered truck from the ’80s. That’s no surprise, but I hadn’t expected a similarly reluctant throttle. Drive an LM as a daily and you’ll never have to worry about skipping leg day at the gym.The dogleg, five-speed manual has long throws but is easy to operate within the 6,500 rev limit. You might be thinking you’d always be probing that limiter just to hear the engine sing. That’s what I thought, but the engine note is a bit disappointing. Sure, it sounds better than most any other SUV on the market today, and it’s in a different league from military machines like the Hummer, but the evocative roar of the Countach sadly gets lost somewhere within the depths of the LM’s exhaust system.And performance? Some 444 horsepower are supposedly available, but I’ll be damned if I could find them. While a significant number have surely gone to pasture in the decades since this example’s manufacture, the LM’s titanic curb weight is surely to blame for its sluggish acceleration. Lamborghini LM002Like nothing before, or since, and that’s probably for the best.  Lamborghini Final thoughtsSo the LM is slow, clumsy, heavy and not particularly sonorous. A terrible thing, then, right? Oh no, it’s quite the opposite. The LM002 is a hoot to drive. It’s so raw and ridiculous that my brief period behind the wheel was spent smiling — despite how many times I had to wind that wheel over for even the mildest turns.The LM is an icon of a bygone era the likes of which I’m quite confident we’ll never, ever see again. Heck, we probably shouldn’t have seen it in the first place. Lamborghini’s modern SUV, the Urus, is a marvel of modern engineering that drives far better than it rightfully should. The LM002, meanwhile, is a ridiculous idea executed with the sort of gusto only 1980s Lamborghini could deliver. And for that, I love it. Lamborghini LM002 is an SUV from another time 2019 Lamborghini Urus review: Part SUV, part supercar A little historyLM stands for “Lamborghini Militaria,” and that’s your first clue as to how this boxy beast came to be. In the late ’70s, Lamborghini saw an opportunity to get into the government supply business, to create a product that could be bought by the truckload by over-funded, style-conscious military outfits around the globe in search of a dune-conquering battlefield machine. Things wouldn’t quite go according to plan. Lamborghini started with the Cheetah, the granddaddy of the LM, powered by a rear-mounted V8 sourced from Chrysler of all places. That prototype, part of a failed attempt to gain a US military contract, led to the LM001 a few years later. That vehicle fit in very much the same mold and was still powered by a rear-mounted, American V8 — though this one came from AMC. That machine, too, effectively went nowhere.Finally, Lamborghini engineers decided they’d put the engine in the more traditional position for off-road rigs: up in the nose. That was a step in the right direction, but in the process, those engineers leapt wildly off the beaten path by swapping out the cheap, reliable American V8 for a V12. And not just any V12: It’s the same 5.2-liter lump that powered the LM’s stablemate, the Countach. If you had a front-mounted V12 you’d have a big nose, too. Lamborghini The architectural challenge required to sling an engine that big into the nose of an off-roader, a vehicle designed for things like approach angles and wading depth, boggles the mind. Even more remarkable is the brazenness of the decision. This was, remember, a military machine. Can you imagine a battlefield mechanic keeping an Italian V12 running reliably? With hindsight, it’s easy to see why the LM was neither a commercial nor combat success. Only about 300 were ever produced from the machine’s introduction in 1986 to its discontinuation six years later. This has lead to sky-high valuations. In 2017, one sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction for $300,000, and given the recent spike of interest in the vehicle, some estimates put current valuations closer to $400,000.Thanks to its small production run, half that even of the incredibly rare Miura, spotting an LM002 today at an auto show is a treat. Seeing one running is practically unheard of. Getting to drive one? That, dear readers, makes for a special day.Lamborghini LM002Wider corners are better when driving the LM002. Lamborghini The driveDespite looking positively massive in photos, the LM is actually petite by modern SUV dimensions. It’s shorter and lower than the new Urus, Lamborghini’s ballistic, 641-horsepower SUV. Despite that, the LM is heavier. So, so much heavier. Curb weight for the LM002 is 5,900 pounds. That’s 1,000 pounds more than the Urus! Looking at the thing, it’s hard to tell where all the weight is, but surely a big chunk lingers under the disproportionately long hood. That the V12 drinks from a 45-gallon fuel tank doesn’t help its weight problem. It’s necessary though, because while Lamborghini quotes no efficiency figures, the Countach with the same motor was EPA-rated at a measly 7 miles per gallon. The LM weighs nearly twice as much and has all the aerodynamic finesse of a Walmart Super Center. It’s not a difficult climb up to the driver’s seat and into a massive cockpit covered with huge expanses of leather and wood. The external theme of wide, flat surfaces continues on the inside, so much so that it feels more like a yacht than an SUV — a surprisingly cramped yacht, though. Appropriately, if the 5.2-liter engine wasn’t big enough, Lamborghini offered a marine-sourced 7.2-liter V12 instead!That nautical impression was reinforced the first time I tried to turn out of the parking lot. Your average car requires something like two or three turns to go lock-to-lock on the steering. I’m not sure how many turns the LM requires, because I lost count, and I can count pretty high. Suffice to say hustling the LM through a tiny, Italian roundabout is an exercise both of quick hands and upper-body strength. Hustling the LM through a tiny, Italian roundabout is an exercise both of quick hands and upper-body strength. 21 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Classic Cars SUVs 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder first drive: Worth every sunburncenter_img Editors’ note: Travel costs related to this feature were covered by the manufacturer. This is common in the auto industry, as it’s far more economical to ship journalists to cars than to ship cars to journalists. While Roadshow accepts multiday vehicle loans from manufacturers in order to provide scored editorial reviews, all scored vehicle reviews are completed on our turf and on our terms. The judgments and opinions of Roadshow’s editorial team are our own and we do not accept paid editorial content. Line up all the world’s most desirable cars, all the machines that have graced bedroom posters and computer wallpapers over the years, and a significant percentage of those would be Lamborghinis. This is the brand that gave us the decade-defining Countach, the appropriately named Diablo and the outrageously gorgeous Miura. Despite all the exotic and extreme fare the Bologna bull has produced over the decades, nothing in my book is more comprehensively bonkers than the LM002. From concept to execution, this is a vehicle that’s hard to square with reality. But it is real, and it’s really square. This is what it’s like to drive. 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Your next iPhone or Mac Apples WWDC offers the best tease

first_imgThat same focus hasn’t extended to Apple’s other products, though. The Mac App Store never really took off, with most software on computers coming through Web browsers. Not all developers have made companion Apple Watch apps, and Apple TV has largely centered around video, not the gaming platform Apple once envisioned. It can even be hard to find apps optimized for Apple’s various iPads. The next version of Apple’s WatchOS is expected to make the Apple Watch more “independent.” You’ll be able to download apps directly from your watch — even if your phone is nowhere around. Today, Apple Watch apps are companions to the main iPhone app. You currently add them, update them or change their settings through your smartphone, not your watch. “The watch is an area where Apple has an enormous lead over the competition,” Techsponential analyst Avi Greengart said. “There’s still a lot of headroom on the watch.”Mac attention?The biggest advancements from WWDC could come to Apple’s long-neglected Mac computer line. Apple still generates about 10% to 15% of its quarterly sales from its computer line, but it hasn’t given its Macs as much attention in recent years as the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. In October 2016, Apple redesigned the MacBook Pro laptop for the first time in four years, but the “butterfly switch” keyboard it’s used in every new laptop since then has been criticized. Two weeks ago, Apple said it would replace all defective butterfly switch keyboards for free — even on the new MacBook Pro models it just unveiled.Apple's Mac Pro is no longer persona non grata in Europe.Apple’s Mac Pro is long overdue for an update. CNET Power users, like graphic designers, also have been waiting for more pro-friendly features for years. The company hasn’t made big changes to its high-power Mac Pro since 2013. Notable for its cylindrical design, the Mac Pro is favored by creatives who need a lot of horsepower for professional purposes. Apple said in April 2017 that it’s working on a big refresh of the computer, but a year later, it said the device wouldn’t hit the market until sometime in 2019. It’s unclear whether Apple will actually launch the Mac Pro at WWDC, but it likely will spend a big chunk of its keynote on its computer line. At the end of Apple’s WWDC presentation last year, the company gave a sneak peak of Project Marzipan, its effort to make it easy to take apps developed for iOS devices to Macs. Its MacOS update released in September included four of Apple’s own apps that originated on iOS — News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home. This year at WWDC, Apple is expected to open that capability up to third-party developers, as well as port more of its own iOS apps, like Podcasts, to the Mac. Marzipan brings Apple’s mobile devices and computers one step closer — without actually merging them.Like much of WWDC, it may seem wonky and pretty removed from your actual devices. But listen closely, and you’ll see the future of those Apple products already in your hands.Originally published May 30. $999 iOS 13, MacOS 10.15 and MacPro: Everything we’re expecting… $999 Apple launches App Store explainer page as it faces fire over its policies What Apple’s WWDC 2019 invite teases about the next iOS and MacOS Everything we know about Apple WWDC 2019 Apple’s biggest milestones reading • Your next iPhone or Mac? Apple’s WWDC offers the best tease Consumers say Apple’s tight control over the App Store causes higher prices. Some developers say Apple’s policies, like charging a commission for any subscriptions, make it harder for services that compete directly with Apple’s own. Apple, for its part, says its App Store policies keep its customers safe and help maintain high standards. It also says it welcomes competition.  While Apple likely won’t completely overhaul the App Store, it’s got to find ways to keep its developers — and in return, you — happy.At a time when rival Google is touting its artificial intelligence prowess, Apple’s software also needs to be smarter. Apple’s Siri Shortcuts feature from last year lets the company’s digital assistant complete complex tasks with a single voice command — or sometimes without a voice command at all. But Siri still doesn’t match up to the assistants from Google and Amazon. The breadth of apps in the App Store isn’t the advantage it used to be.”I don’t know the last time I downloaded a new app from the App Store,” Milanesi said. “We’re now in a very mature part of the market. Apple can’t tell the same story.”Beyond the iPhoneThis year, there could be two major announcements by Apple that actually have very little to do with its iPhones: the launch of a Watch App Store and a bigger push with Project Marzipan, the effort to make iPhone and iPad (iOS-based) apps run on Macs.Apple’s installed base of iPhone users has made developing for the iOS App Store an easy sell. At the end of 2018, there were 1.4 billion Apple devices actively used around the globe, the company said in late January during its quarterly earnings report. More than 900 million of them were iPhones.  9:08 Sprint Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags Best Buy Apple will kick off its developer conference Monday.  James Martin/CNET At WWDC 2019 2019 on Monday, Apple may be talking to developers. But it’s really all about you.Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is an annual gathering at which Apple hosts designers and engineers making apps for iPhones, iPads, the Apple Watch and other Apple devices. Thousands will descend on the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, at 10 a.m. PT on Monday to hear CEO Tim Cook and his team outline their strategy for the company’s software. They’ll spend the rest of the week at sessions about the new technology and walk away with plans for updating their apps. Tune in: How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote.WWDC typically isn’t where Apple launches new devices. Instead, it updates its iOS mobile software for iPhones and iPads, MacOS for its computers, TVOS for Apple TV and WatchOS for the Apple Watch. Even with all that news, most of what Cook will unveil won’t be available until later in the year — at best. Even if you’re a big software fan, some of Apple’s announcements, like discussions about the Swift programming language and application programming interfaces, get technical pretty fast. $999 Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad See it WWDC 2019 See It Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? See also center_img Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) That’s why it may be easy to think WWDC 2019 doesn’t have anything for you. You’re not going to see the next iPhone there, and Oprah’s not going to show up. She’s already been to one Apple event this year, after all. So what could a developer fest really offer you?But if you look past the talk about Swift and APIs, you’ll find quite a lot. It’s also Apple’s way of teasing the features and services you’ll see in products coming later this year. You’ll have to wait until September (as usual) for the new iPhone, but you will see what its software interface looks like with the expected iOS 13. You may not get the long-overdue Mac Pro high-end computer, but at the very least, Apple will try to make you feel like it hasn’t forgotten the creative professionals. And there will be various health, augmented reality and privacy advancements you’ll soon get to access. The twist this year, though, is those new features and services are increasingly coming directly from Apple — in some ways a source of tension for the company. As iPhone sales slow — we’re all holding onto our phones longer than before — Cook has been trying to turn Apple into a services powerhouse. It has jumped into TV and music streaming, introduced a gaming service called Apple Arcade and news subscriptions. It even plans to launch its own credit card, the Apple Card, this summer.But just because it’s doing more on its own doesn’t mean Apple doesn’t need developers. After all, it’s their apps that keep you reaching for your iPhone. And Apple will give them even more ways to improve those apps you use everyday.”Apple’s not going to have a service for everything out there,” Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi said. “At the end of the day, developers drive engagement, drive new use cases and drive the link the consumer has with their device.”Apple declined to comment ahead of WWDC 2019. App battleThis year’s WWDC comes at a tense time for Apple’s App Store, which hosts more than 1.8 million apps. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that iPhone owners can sue Apple for allegedly operating a monopoly through its App Store, which is the only way you can add apps to your iPhone and iPad. And there’s been an outcry from parental control app makers that Apple unfairly banned their software because their apps compete with Apple’s own software. Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and other heavyweights have also criticized Apple’s App Store model.Even the man who used to run third-party app approvals for Apple called on the company to “own up” to irresponsible policies against direct-competitor services, saying “Apple has struggled with using the App Store as a weapon” for years. Apple takes a 30 percent cut of all apps and in app-purchases.  WWDC 2019 iPhone Update Apple Event $999 Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now Boost Mobile Phones Tablets Laptops Mobile Apps See It 17 Photos Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Apple iPhone XS See All Comments 28 Share your voice • Now playing: Watch this: CNET may get a commission from retail offers. iOS 12 TV OS MacOS High Sierra Amazon Google Siri Apple WatchOSlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | October 26, 2008 TeraRecon Shows Virtual CT Colonography Package October 27, 2008 – TeraRecon Inc. is highlighting to its CT Colon package at the 9th International Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy held October 27-29, 2008 in Boston, MA. The New England Journal of Medicine, in September 2008, published results from the recent National CT Colonography (CTC) multicenter trial. The study, conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) at 15 centers across the U.S, showed very comparable results as compared to the gold standard screening method of Optical Colonoscopy (OC). The study compared primary CTC screening with OC screening in 2,531 adults and found that primary CTC when used to screen asymptomatic patients has 90 percent sensitivity for polyps 10 mm or larger.TeraRecon’s 3D solution delivers a CT Colon package that features tools for confidence in diagnosis. The application provides automated segmentation and centerline generation for endoscopic evaluation. Also included are supine and prone study synchronization, rear-view mirror view, 100% visualization verification and single click polyp identification. An optional Spherefinder module automatically highlights regions of potential interest. The clinical application also supports iCAD or MedicSight Computer Assisted Detection (CAD) software that automatically identifies colon polyps and provides the clinical end-user with the ability to perform “concurrent” or “secondary reads” that can aid in the interpretation process. A powerful integrated reporting feature completes the interpretation process, producing reports which can be stored as a DICOM object and distributed to PACS. Aquarius iNtuition addresses image management and workflow needs over enterprise networks. In this era of tightly-controlled healthcare costs, TeraRecon believes the client-server solution offers the optimal value without sacrificing performance or functionality. iNtuition brings necessary tools to everyone involved in the patient care cycle to achieve an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan quickly and efficiently. Each stakeholder along the imaging pathway can have access to the data in their own environment and customize their own workflow to achieve success. Architecturally speaking, the iNtuition platform offers flexibility, scalability and affordability, allowing imaging practitioners to design and deploy a solution uniquely suited to their specific needs in terms of rendering capacity and number of users. Another unique feature of Aquarius iNtuition, is AquariusWEB, a browser-based viewer that delivers live, interactive, 3D reports to the interventionalists and surgeons who are the ultimate end-users of the imaging data. AquariusWEB gives the possibility to the physicians to simply open a URL link sent via an email or embedded in the patient record and have instant access to review and interact with the volumetric dataset. No plug-in or installation is required. AquariusWEB works on a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome, as well as Mac and Unix-based browsers. AquariusWEB also features a mobile edition compatible with the iPhone.Aquarius iNtuition is designed to bridge the clinical workflow and dataflow gaps between image acquisition, post-processing, interpretation and diagnosis and is uniquely capable of delivering best-in-class advanced visualization capabilities throughout an entire healthcare enterprise. 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Disappointing outlook from Delta drags down airline stocks

first_imgDisappointing outlook from Delta drags down airline stocks By: The Associated Press Tags: Delta Air Lines, Stocks Share DALLAS — Airlines stocks were pummelled Thursday after Delta Air Lines Inc. trimmed its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter, renewing investors’ fears that airlines will squander the savings they are reaping from the recent drop in fuel prices.Delta shares plunged nearly 9 per cent, their worst one-day showing since 2012, to close at $45.61.The parent companies of American Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines all dropped about 5 per cent or more.Delta, the nation’s No. 2 carrier by traffic, said that a closely watched figure of revenue per mile rose about 3 per cent in the fourth quarter, a half-point lower than Delta predicted last month and a full point below its October forecast.The Atlanta-based airline said prices for tickets sold close to departure – often at higher prices – rose less than expected in late December.Delta said travel demand remained healthy, but its revised revenue outlook fanned fresh fear of weaker airline pricing power seeping into 2019, especially if global economic growth slows.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAirlines raised fares to cover surging fuel prices during the first nine months of 2018, but fuel prices have fallen sharply since early October, which could encourage fare wars by lowering one of the airlines’ major expenses.“In the past, the airlines have competed away gains from lower fuel as they reward customers with lower fares,” Cowen analyst Helane Becker said in a note to clients. “With oil trending lower in recent months, investors are worried this time will not be different.”JP Morgan analyst Jamie Baker said stock-market volatility could be hurting airline bookings. He said gloomy financial headlines – the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has dropped 14 per cent in the last three months – make people less likely to plan a lavish vacation. Friday, January 4, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Robbers break into huge Philippine mall

first_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Four benefits of having a wireless security system Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Philippine police say robbers broke into one of the world’s largest shopping malls and fired shots to spark panic among shoppers and cover their escape after taking jewelry from a shop.Police Senior Superintendent Florendo Quibuyen says no one was injured in the daring late Saturday robbery at the SM Megamall in a suburb of the capital, Manila. Investigators were trying to identify two of the robbers, whose faces were caught on security cameras. Quibuyen said Sunday that the robbers used an iron wrench to shatter glass showcases and take the jewelry.SM Megamall attracts between 500,000 to almost 1 million shoppers a day.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixlast_img read more

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