Tanduay sets PBA D-League record with 76-point rout of Zark’s

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera The Jawbreakers suffered their fourth straight defeat and stayed at the cellar with a 1-7 record.The scores:TANDUAY 141 – Martinez 23, Gaco 21, Sanga 20, Varilla 15, Alvarez 11, Villamor 10, Eguilos 9, Vigil 9, Terso 7, Santos 5, Sollano 5, Palma 2, Taganas 2, Tambeling 2.ZARK’S BURGERS 65 – Celiz 13, Ferrer 12, Bautista 11, De Leon 10, Cudal 6, Cariaga 5, Mangahas 5, Nalos 2, Argamino 1, Cayabyab 0, De Ocampo 0.Quarters: 35-6, 58-29, 95-45, 141-65.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lesnar barely survives Joe at WWE Great Balls of Fire China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Paul Sanga added 20 points and four rebounds, and had the privilege to secure the record-setting basket with an undergoal stab in the dwindling seconds of the game.Paul Varilla added 15 markers and eight boards, as all 14 players were able to log at least two points in the blowout.Chongson attributed the huge conquest to the team’s collective resolve as Tanduay sought to bounce back from its 104-89 loss to Flying V last Thursday.“It just so happened that we started strong. We’re coming from a loss and all we wanted was going on Thursday’s game because we want to have momentum in our game against Batangas,” he said as the Rhum Masters forced a three-way tie at third place with CEU and Batangas, all carrying an identical 4-2 slate.Robby Celiz paced Zark’s Burgers with 13 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while Jerome Ferrer got 12 markers and four boards.ADVERTISEMENT Jerwin Gaco. PBA IMAGESTanduay annihilated Zark’s Burgers in record-setting fashion, 141-65, Monday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Rhum Masters set new PBA D-League records for most points scored in a game, eclipsing Racal Motors’ previous 140 against the Jawbreakers last June 8, and the biggest winning margin, topping the 67-point blowout by Cignal over Gamboa Coffee Mix last June 15.ADVERTISEMENT But Tanduay coach Lawrence Chongson downplayed his team’s feat and said what’s important to him and the players is winning.“Those records mean nothing if we don’t make it to the next round. The only record we want is to be a champion,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJerwin Gaco wasted no time as he set the tone early, uncorking 14 of his 21 points during the Rhum Masters’ 35-6 start. He also had eight rebounds and three assists in the victory.James Martinez also had a hand in the rout as he went 5-of-8 from threes to finish with 23 markers on top of nine assists and two rebounds. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homescenter_img Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Shinya Aoki set for ONE lightweight title defense against Christian Lee

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments No. 1 Bucks: Milwaukee clinches top spot in the NBA DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 23-year-old welterweight has since bounced back from the defeat and is carrying a three-fight winning streak against Alexandre (7-1) whose won his last seven fights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Japanese icon submitted former champion Eduard Folayang in the main event of ONE: A New Era on March 31 in Tokyo and he will be less than two months into his championship reign when he faces Lee to defend the gold on May 17 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.Both fighters don’t just share the same stable since they also had successful matches against Team Lakay fighters in their previous fights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: Shinya Aoki puts Eduard Folayang to sleep to take ONE lightweight beltAoki (43-8) carries a four-fight winning streak with all those matches ending in the first round either via technical knockout or submission. Lee (11-3), meanwhile, tries to extend his winning streak to three with his past two victories ending in first round technical knockouts.Lee scored a technical knockout first round victory against Edward Kelly on Jan.19 in ONE: Eternal Glory in Jakarta.READ: After brutal battle, lightweight rivals Eduard Folayang, Shinya Aoki share dessertAlso included in the card is the ONE Championship debut of Sage Northcutt as he takes on Cosmo Alexandre.Northcutt (11-2) is considered as one of the fastest rising starts in the sport having won his first seven professional fights before losing to Bryan Barberena on Jan. 30, 2016.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Shinya Aoki is set to defend the ONE World lightweight championship against fellow Evolve MMA star Christian Lee in ONE: Enter the Dragon in the stable’s homeland of Singapore.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

IPL auction: Franchisees bet big on uncapped players

first_imgCOMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL RELATED COMMENT Expected good bid but not such huge amount: Unadkat × Published on SHARE January 28, 2018 Sandeep becomes first Nepal player to get IPL contract The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League was a combination of big bucks spent on buying uncapped players and a focus on building teams for the future.In the 2018 auction, spread over two days, eight franchisees spent ₹431.7 crore to buy 169 players, with Ben Stokes being the costliest buy for ₹12.5 crore. He tops the auction charts for the second consecutive year. He was snapped up by Rajasthan Royals.Prior to the auction, a total of ₹197 crore was spent on retaining players, which included top-guns like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.To put things in perspective, in the last mega auction in 2014, a total sum of ₹262 crore was spent to buy 154 players.“It was our endeavour to focus on uncapped players this year, as we always seek a level playing field,” said Rajiv Shukla, Chairman, IPL.Fresh talentJaydev Unadkat, a top performer in the domestic circuit, was snapped up by Rajasthan Royals for ₹11.5 crore, after frenetic bidding, making him the most expensive Indian player.Manish Pandey was sold for ₹11 crore. Krunal Pandya and Ishan Kishan, bought by Mumbai Indians for ₹8.8 crore and ₹6.2 crore, respectively, were the star uncapped players on Day 1 of the auction.In contrast, established names such as Joe Root and Eoin Morgan were unsold, due to various factors.According to Hemant Dua, Chief Executive Officer, Delhi Daredevils, English players were not sought-after because of their availability issues for the IPL season, receiving of no-objection certificates from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), and their high base prices.Interestingly, IPL’s past decision to completely overhaul the franchisees every three years could be changed, and going forward, the frequency of mega auctions could come down.Frantic biddingHowever, enthusiasm amongst the franchisees showed no signs of waning. The first day of the auctions saw the bulk of heavy lifting as the eight franchisees spent ₹318 crore on 78 players.Every franchisee came with half a dozen people, including head coaches, owners and strategists, with iPads and laptops, poring over their spreadsheets, to help in their number crunching.Right To MatchOn the first day, the auctionsaw the exercising of the Right To Match (RTM), a clause which enables a franchisee to retain a player even in the event of them losing out on the bidding. Shikhar Dhawan, who went under the hammer first, went through the RTM process, which saw Sunrisers Hyderabad retaining him for a price of ₹5.2 crore.While some IPL teams followed the strategy of snapping up established players, others like Chennai Super Kings didn’t make any big-ticket buys. Instead, it preferred a mix of players who were available cheap, with a focus on spinners such as Harbhajan Singh and all-rounders like Dwayne Bravo.The 2018 auction also saw the sale of four Afghan players, with Kings XI Punjab buying 17-year-old Mujeeb Zadran for ₹4 crore.Sandeep Lamichhane became the first cricketer from Nepal to land an IPL contract when he was picked by Delhi Daredevils. The 17-year-old, the only Nepal player in the IPL auction, was sold at his base price of ₹20 lakh.Many uncapped players sold on Day 1 saw their fortunes go up, with several of them getting ₹3-6 crore. ₹431.7 cr spent on 169 players, compared with ₹262 cr on 154 cricketers, in 2014 IPL 2018last_img read more

A year ago today, India woke up to Sakshi Malik’s Olympic bronze

first_imgSakshi Malik, who became the first ever Indian woman wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics, is celebrating one year of her success that she achieved at the Rio Games in 2016. The 24-year-old from Rohtak became only the fourth woman athlete from India to win an Olympic medal.On August 18 (in India), Sakshi defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova 8-5 in a sensational Women’s Freestyle 58kg bronze medal bout to hand India its first medal at the quadrennial event in Rio de Janeiro. Sakshi’s victory brought cheers to the Indian contingent that had endured an agonising 11 days without a medal.Sakshi took to Twitter to celebrate the first anniversary, “One Year of medal love. Aaj ek saal pura hogya…aap sabse bhout pyaar or samaan mila..Thank to everyone.”????? ???? ??????? ???? ????One Year of medal love.Aaj ek saal pura hogya…aap sabse bhout pyaar or samaan mila..Thank to everyone. pic.twitter.com/bWIab0x5we- Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) August 17, 2017″My biggest dream ever was to run with the Indian flag. I could not do it after I won my Commonwealth medal, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity here,” Sakshi had told India Today on the triumphant night in RioHIGHLIGHTS OF THE BOUT(Reuters Photo)Sakshi overturned a 0-5 deficitin a hectic second round to win 8-5 in the bronze medal bout at the Carioca Arena 2. It was a rousing display of fighting spiritand never-say-die attitude from the Indian athlete.Aisuluu was clearly the superior wrestler in the totally one-sided opening round, displaying impressive strength and technique to take five points and open up a formidable lead.advertisementBut Sakshi – who has previously shown a knack of staging strong comebacks – was a totally transformed grappler in the second round, taking eight consecutive points to send the sizable number of Indian fans in the stands into wild delirium.In the bronze medal play-off in the Women’s Freestyle 58kg category, Aisuluu tried to force the early initiative with an attempted leg hold but Sakshi defended successfully.The Kyrgyz grappler displayed impressive strength and was more active in the opening stages which forced Sakshi to go on the defensive.However, the referee invoked the passivity rule against Sakshi which handed the Kyrgyz the first point.Aisuluu then made a successful takedown to bag another two points. Aisuluu continued to pile on the pressure and bagged another couple of points with another successful tackle to build up a healthy 5-0 lead at the break.Sakshi made a superb comeback in the second round, turning a defensive position into offensive to bag two points before flipping the Kyrgyz to bag another couple of points.With the momentum firmly behind her, Sakshi continued to pile on the pressure before drawing level with another two-pointer.With just seconds remaining in the bout, the Indian pulled off another takedown to take the lead and make sure of the win.last_img read more

Giants Beckham Loses Appeal

first_imgNEW YORK — Odell Beckham Jr. is going to have to serve his one-game suspension.Hearing officer James Thrash on Wednesday upheld the suspension for multiple violations of safety-related playing rules after hearing an appeal by the New York Giants wide receiver earlier in the day.Beckham will miss the game Sunday night at Minnesota. The second-year Pro Bowler is barred from team meetings; attending or watching practices; attending Sunday’s game; or having contact with any club personnel except to arrange off-site medical treatment or rehabilitation. He will be reinstated next Monday.The league suspended Beckham on Monday for his conduct last Sunday against Carolina, when he drew three personal foul penalties, including one for a diving helmet-to-helmet hit on Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.Norman was fined $26,044 for his role in the confrontations.Beckham also had a run-in with a Panthers’ player in the pre-game warmups.BARRY WILNER, AP Sports WritersTOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writers TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Asiad Sepaktakraw: India lose 0-2 to South Korea

first_imgPalembang, Aug 25 (PTI) The Indian men’s sepaktakraw regu team lost to South Korea in a group match of the 18th Asian Games here today. India lost 0-2 (6-21 7-21) to South Korea in their opening men’s regu preliminary Group B match. The Indian team plays against Malaysia tomorrow before taking on Nepal and China later in the tournament. Earlier this week, India had won a historic Asian Games bronze medal in men’s regu team competition. Sepaktakraw is a volleyball-style sport in which players use their feet, head, knees and chest to hit the ball across the net. They are not allowed to use their hands. PTI APA PDSPDSlast_img

Djokovic outlasts Federer in epic semi-final to reach Paris Masters final

first_imgRoger Federer could not stay on road for his 100th career title as Novak Djokovic outlasted him 7-6(6), 5-7, 7-6(3) in a humdinger of a Paris Masters semi-final on Saturday.Djokovic stretched his monumental unbeaten run to 22 matches and advanced to the final of the tournament, where he will face Russia’s Karen Khachanov, who earlier dominated and defeated Dominic Thiem.Djokovic and Federer’s 47th meeting turned out to be supremely compelling and one that lasted three hours. Despite pressure from Federer at all points, Djokovic just refused to go down and eked out a fourth straight victory over Federer.Djokovic, who had complained of competing with flu-like symptoms in his previous matches this week, was proud and relieved to repel a wonderful challenge from Federer, who appeared close to his imperious best.Arguably the match of the year!HIGHLIGHTS TIME – @DjokerNole v @rogerfedererWatch the @RolexPMasters final tomorrow on @TennisTV pic.twitter.com/5TaqhssPhQATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) November 3, 2018″We’ve had epic matches throughout our rivalry but this one definitely ranks as one of the best matches we played. High quality tennis,” Djokovic told reporters.”Next to the match I played against (Rafa) Nadal in the Wimbledon semis, this was definitely the most exciting match I’ve played this year, and probably the best quality match that I was part of.”Even though he was not broken once, it was still not enough for the 37-year-old Swiss, whose nerve failed him in an anti-climactic final tiebreak in which he served a double fault and made two more careless groundstroke errors.advertisement”For the most part I can be happy, my level was good, but losing is never fun,” said Federer. “It’s intense, it’s good tennis, we care about winning, we don’t like losing. I can tell you that right now.”Novak is obviously on a roll. You can feel it.”Federer was seeking to become only the second man after Jimmy Connors to win a century of professional tour titles following his 99th win in Basel, only to fall agonisingly short. Roger Federer was eyeing a 100th career title at Paris Masters. (Reuters Photo)CODE VIOLATIONThe 20-time Grand Slam champion lost the first set despite having held set point in the tiebreak and had Djokovic in trouble in the final set when the Serb received a code violation at 4-4 for chucking his racket away in disgust after the Swiss had saved two break points.Ultimately, though, Federer, who saved all 12 break points on his serve, saw his resilience ended as Djokovic extended his career lead over the Swiss to 25-22 after their longest-ever three-set duel.It was the first time in their 12 years of battling that Djokovic had won four matches in succession against Federer, equalling the run that the Swiss himself had once achieved at the dawn of their rivalry.Earlier, Khachanov showed why he is one of the finest young talents in tennis with a thunderous victory over Thiem.@karenkhachanov has been exceptional at the #RolexParisMastersWe could watch this volley over and over again@TennisTV pic.twitter.com/nIB6y6NF8dATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) November 3, 2018The 22-year-old, 6ft 6in Russian, already the owner of two indoor hard court titles this year, crushed his Austrian friend and practice partner in 70 one-sided minutes.”It was one of my best matches, and what I’m happy about is that I was increasing my level, which shows that I’m becoming a better player,” Khachanov, who reached his first Masters 1000 final, said.The 18th ranked Muscovite overpowered a third top-10 player in successive days, having hammered Alexander Zverev in the quarters and defeated John Isner in the last-16.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle near major records

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli is just 19 runs away from overtaking Pakistan great Javed Miandad as the highest run-scorer against West Indies in ODI cricket.Miandad played his last ODI against the Windies in 1993 and so Kohli will be breaking a 26-year-old record if he manages to hit 19 runs in the upcoming second ODI in Port of Spain.Miandad took 64 innings to score 1930 runs against the West Indies and if Kohli manages to surpass him in the second ODI, he will have taken just 34 innings to do so. The Indian captain did not get to bat in the first ODI of the series as West Indies had batted first and only 13 overs could be bowled before rain in Providence ensured that the match was washed out.In the T20I series that preceded the ODIs, Kohli was India’s highest scorer with 106 runs under his belt. He was the second highest run-scorer in the series overall behind Kieron Pollard who scored 115 runs. India won the series 3-0.Meanwhile, Chris Gayle is set to overtake Brian Lara to become the highest run-scorer for West Indies in one-day internationals. Gayle needs 7 runs more to go past Lara.Chris Gayle debuted in 1999 and announced his decision to retire from ODIs after the end of the World Cup. He made his last appearance in the ODI World Cup and then made a U-turn in a press conference during the tournament and insisted that he will play ODIs against India and at least a Test match.Brian Lara finished with 10348 runs including 19 hundreds and 62 fifties from 295 ODIs. Gayle will be played his 297th ODI for the Windies and 300th overall, which is also a record for a West Indian in the 50-over format.advertisementGayle missed out on getting to the record in the first ODI after scoring just 4 runs before getting out to Kuldeep Yadav. Before the start of the series, Gayle had 10,393 runs in ODIs but 55 of those runs had come for ICC World XI in 3 ODIs.Chris Gayle has 25 ODI hundreds and 52 half-centuries. He is also the only West Indian with a double hundred in ODIs. He had scored a double century in the 2015 World Cup against Zimbabwe.Also Read | Important for me to cement my position in Indian team: Shreyas IyerAlso Read | Watch: Virat Kohli aces bottle cap challenge with Ravi Shastri’s commentary in backgroundAlso Read | Watch: Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav play cricket in their hotel corridor ahead of 2nd ODI vs West IndiesAlso Read | Chris Gayle 300: Can India play party poopers in West Indies star’s landmark ODI?last_img read more

World Test Championship: Sri Lanka Cricket security delegation to visit Pakistan

first_img Press Trust of India KarachiAugust 3, 2019UPDATED: August 3, 2019 13:39 IST Sri Lanka has to tour Pakistan in October for a round of the ICC World Test Championship. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSri Lankan delegation will visit the grounds and hotels where the teams will stay in PakistanSri Lanka has to tour Pakistan in October for a round of the ICC World Test ChampionshiTop test teams stopped touring Pakistan after terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in LahoreA two-member security delegation of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will reach here on Wednesday to decide if it is safe for its national team to tour Pakistan in October for a round of the ICC World Test Championship.Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani said that the Sri Lankan delegation will visit the grounds and hotels where the teams will stay in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad besides meeting the board, police and security officials.He said the Sri Lankan board has said it would take a final decision on sending its team to Pakistan for the two-Test series based on the report by its security delegation.”The Sri Lankan security delegation will be in Karachi on 6th August and then travel to Lahore and Islamabad,” he confirmed.Top test teams stopped touring Pakistan after terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009.The Sri Lankan team was in the middle of a Test match and was going to the Gaddafi stadium when its bus came under attack.Since then no Test matches have been played in Pakistan neither a full bilateral series although Zimbabwe, Kenya, ICC World Eleven, Sri Lanka and West Indies have come for short visits to Lahore and Karachi to play limited over games.Mani said he was confident the Sri Lankan board would give due consideration to PCB’s request to play the ICC Test Championship matches in Pakistan.Mani said that the PCB’s thrust was now to convince other boards to send their teams to Pakistan and said the top officials of Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board will also be visiting the country soon.advertisementAlso Read | West Indies vs India, 1st T20I: Distractions aside, Virat Kohli’s men look to build a team for the futureAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Test Championship World Test Championship: Sri Lanka Cricket security delegation to visit PakistanPakistan has not hosted a test match since terrorists attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009. Eight people were killed during the attack while several Sri Lankan players were also injured.advertisementlast_img read more

GAIL Delays LNG Tender Deadline Again

first_imgzoom India’s gas utility has yet again pushed back the USD 7 million tender for nine LNG carriers, this time for one month.Namely, the bids were due by the end of February, nevertheless the deadline has been postponed until March 31st.As explained by the GAIL ‘s Chairman, BC Tripathi, quoted by the India Times, the decision to postpone the tender is based on the bidders’ request to be given more time to finalize their offers. However, the terms and conditions of the tender remain unchanged.The company postponed the tender deadline four times so far amid failure to attract bidders.The tender is quoted in three lots of three ships each, out of which three ships are to be built in India to boost Indian shipbuilding capabilities.The LNG carriers ordered overseas are to be completed by May 2019, whereas the batch to be built by domestic shipyards should be delivered between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

Indian Cargo Ship Develops Heavy List off Colombo

first_imgIndian general cargo ship Mutha Pioneer developed a heavy port side list on June 26 while it was sailing off the coast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.The Dominican-flagged ship tilted to the side after the captain lost control of the vessel, according to the Sri Lanka Navy.Naval units were dispatched to assist the vessel and its crew. The captain and ten crewmembers who were on board the ship at the time of the incident were evacuated from the vessel and transferred to Colombo harbour.The 2,357 dwt cargo ship was on its way from Colombo to the Maldives at the time of the incident.There were no reports of water pollution following the listing.Image Courtesy: Sri Lanka Navylast_img

Doctor who induced labour without patients consent loses right to practise in

first_imgTORONTO – An obstetrician who admitted to inducing labour in numerous patients without their knowledge or consent violated core tenets of the profession and denied women in his care some of their basic rights, Ontario’s medical regulator ruled as it revoked the doctor’s right to practise in the province.The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario said Dr. Paul Shuen routinely administered medication to induce labour without discussing the matter with his patients. An agreed statement of facts also said Shuen denied doing so on multiple occasions before confessing that he’d engaged in the practice for more than a decade.“The committee finds Dr. Shuen’s actions to be egregious, highly offensive, and intolerable,” the college said in a decision released this week. “His actions in placing patients at potential harm, his untruthfulness, and his placement of self-interest above his patient’s best interest are contrary to the fundamental values of the medical profession.”Lawyers representing Shuen declined to comment on the college’s ruling and disciplinary measures, which include revoking his certification and a fine of more than $40,000.Shuen, 69, had been an obstetrician with privileges at the North York General Hospital in north Toronto.According to the agreed statement of facts presented in the college’s decision, concerns first arose in 2013 when a nurse found a white, powdery tablet in the vagina of one of Shuen’s patients. The medication was suspected to be misoprostol, which induces uteran contractions, though analysis was not performed on the pill at that time.The same thing happened again in August 2015, the college said, adding Shuen denied administering the medication on both occasions.The 2013 patient’s medical chart did not indicate any orders for misoprostol, and the 2015 patient told the hospital she had not consented to having the medication administered.Further concerns arose one day in May 2016 when five of Dr. Shuen’s patients all arrived at the hospital with rapid labours. An incident report filed that day raised questions about whether labour was being induced at Shuen’s office, noting the surge of patients was unusual.One of the patients required an immediate cesarean section, the report noted, adding that if induction measures were being used at the office, the approach would fall “outside of best practices with respect to monitoring for patients.”Weeks later another patient came to hospital in advanced labour, a circumstance that surprised staff given it was the woman’s first birth. The hospital launched an investigation after a nurse completed an internal exam and found white pill fragments.The investigation involved conducting chemical analyses on the pills recovered from patients in 2015 and 2016, which determined the pills were misoprostol tablets.Shuen continued to deny administering the medication even after being confronted with the analysis evidence, the college said, adding he only admitted to the practice after learning he could have his hospital privileges revoked.At that time, the college said, he confessed to inducing labour in multiple patients for more than a decade. Shuen said he did not discuss this step with his patients, nor did he obtain their consent for the inductions, document his use of misoprostol in their medical charts, or monitor them after administering the medication.“The impact of Dr. Shuen’s behaviour on obstetrical patients who are particularly vulnerable when close to delivery cannot be minimized,” the college said in its decision. “No woman should ever have to question being treated surreptitiously and without consent … He denied them a fundamental patient right, the right to choose.”The college said Shuen offered several reasons for his actions, including a wish to bypass hospital bureaucracy as well as “financial gain.” One billing model prevalent in the province involves doctors being paid for each procedure they complete, though the decision did not specify whether this was the approach being used in Shuen’s office.The college also took Shuen to task for placing unnecessary stress and burden on hospital staff during the 2016 influx of rapid labours.In finding that Shuen had failed to maintain necessary professional standards, the college said revoking his certification to practice in Ontario was a necessary step.“Dr. Shuen has demonstrated by his actions that he cannot be trusted and is not worthy of the trust invested by the public in the medical profession,” the decision reads.“Revocation is necessary to uphold the reputation of the profession and to ensure that the public has confidence that physicians will follow accepted standards of practice and act with honesty and integrity.”last_img read more

Lucky lucky Man in Winnipeg wins second milliondollar lottery prize

first_imgWINNIPEG – A Winnipeg man has won a $2-million lottery prize — five months after he won $1.5 million.Melhig Melhig, a double winner with a double name, says he’s amazed and happy by his good fortune.His first win came in April with a scratch ticket bought at a Winnipeg convenience store.The 28-year old African immigrant then moved his wife and children out of their small apartment and into a new home.Melhig continued to play the lottery and bought another scratch ticket from a Giant Tiger store in Winnipeg in August.He says he now plans to buy a business, such as a gas station or car wash, and go back to school.“I want to improve my English and communication. And I want to learn something useful, like carpentry,” he said in a press release.Western Canada Lottery Corporation says Melhig isn’t the first to win a second million-dollar lottery prize in the Manitoba.A woman who bought a ticket at her grandson’s hockey tournament in Winnipeg won $1 million in 2005, then claimed the same prize two years later after buying another ticket, again, at her grandson’s hockey tournament.last_img read more

Sanctity of UN sites protecting South Sudanese civilians must be respected –

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been providing protection for nearly 70,000 civilians at its bases, including in Bor in Jonglei state, since conflict erupted in the world’s youngest nation just over a month ago. “The Secretary-General is particularly disturbed that United Nations staff were threatened by South Sudan military when they refused to allow armed soldiers to accompany civilians to visit the UNMISS protection site today,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.“The Secretary-General condemns the threats made against UN personnel and demands that all parties to the conflict respect the sanctity of UNMISS protection sites.”The spokesperson added that today’s incident is just one of a growing number of violations of the Status of Forces Agreement, making it increasingly difficult for UNMISS to implement its mandate and dangerous for UN staff working in South Sudan.Thousands of civilians have been killed, brutally abused and left homeless in just over a month of conflict in South Sudan, the statement noted.“The Secretary-General calls on the parties and their respective leaders to do far more to ensure that fighters under their command protect civilians and respect international humanitarian law. They should also immediately cease hostilities, which have had such a devastating impact on their young country.” read more

Make digital world safer for children increase online access to benefit most

.Pointing out that one in three Internet users worldwide is a child, the agency in its State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World report, highlights digital divides and explores current debates about the impact of the Internet and social media on children’s safety and well-being.“For better and for worse, digital technology is now an irreversible fact of our lives,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “In a digital world, our dual challenge is how to mitigate the harms while maximizing the benefits of the internet for every child.”The report presents UNICEF’s first comprehensive look at the various ways in which digital technology is affecting children’s lives and life chances – identifying dangers as well as opportunities.It argues that governments and the private sector have not kept up with the pace of change, leaving children exposed to new risks and harms, and leaving behind millions of the most disadvantaged children.The report explores the benefits that digital technology can offer the most disadvantaged children, including by increasing their access to information; building skills for the digital workplace; and giving them a platform to connect and communicate their views.The Internet was designed for adults, but it is increasingly used by children and young people – and digital technology increasingly affects their lives and futures UNICEF chief Anthony Lake“The Internet was designed for adults, but it is increasingly used by children and young people – and digital technology increasingly affects their lives and futures,” maintained Mr. Lake.However, the report shows that millions of children are missing out. Around one third of the world’s youth, or 346 million young people, are not online – exacerbating inequities and reducing children’s ability to participate in an increasingly digital economy.The report also examines how the internet increases children’s vulnerability to risks and harms, including by misusing their private information, accessing harmful content, and cyberbullying.The report notes that the ubiquitous presence of mobile devices has made online access for many children less supervised – and potentially more dangerous.Moreover, digital networks, like the ‘Dark Web’ and cryptocurrencies, are enabling the worst forms of exploitation and abuse, such as trafficking and ‘made to order’ online child sexual abuse.The report presents current data and analysis about: children’s online usage; the impact of digital technology on their wellbeing; digital “addiction” and the possible effect of screen time on brain development.According to the report, young people are the most connected age group. Worldwide, they have a 71 per cent presence online compared with 48 per cent of the total population.However, African youth are the least connected, with around three out of five not online, compared to just one in 25 in Europe.VIDEO This is the story of Waibai and her discovery of the Internet thanks to a project aimed at providing internet access and educational tablets to children affected by the Boko Haram conflict.Approximately 56 per cent of all websites are in English and many children cannot find content they understand or that is culturally relevant.It also reveals that more than nine in 10 child sexual abuse URLs are hosted in Canada, France, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation and the United States.The report says that only collective action by governments, the private sector, families and children themselves can help level the digital playing field and make the internet safer and more accessible for children. Practical recommendations include safeguarding children’s privacy and identities online and putting children at the centre of digital policy. “Digital policies, practices, and products should better reflect children’s needs, children’s perspectives and children’s voices,” Mr. Lake concluded. read more

Supply Chain Project Coordinator

Purpose of the Post:Provide support and account management to Supply Chain membersSupport development and execution of Supply Chain engagement and recruitment campaignsSupport development and delivery of Supply Chain projects (SMMT, Automotive Council, AMSCI)Represent and promote SMMT products and services to key stakeholdersQualifications/Skills/Attributes required:Honours Degree or equivalentExperience of working within a project environmentExperience of supporting and executing campaignsExperience of working in the automotive sector would be advantageousExcellent communication skills – written and oral; including public speakingExcellent interpersonal skills – confident, articulate with a persuasive mannerHighly motivated and target orientated with clear focus on high quality customer satisfaction and project deliverablesCreative and innovative with the ability to work under pressure and meet targets – able to step up to the challenge when required.Able to understand a wide range of business issues and metrics as well as basic business finance.Have a positive and enthusiastic approach to team-working with a strong sense of shared objectives and common goalsMust be diplomatic and tactfulWell presented and businesslikeProficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet.Flexibility, willingness to learn, be involved and adaptAbility to multi-task and work effectively on different projects and campaignsSelf starter with a pro-active approach and possesses a strong sense of initiativeMain duties include:Support the development and execution of engagement, recruitment and retention campaigns targeted at supply chain companies.Support the development and implementation of supply chain projects and proactively participate in both SMMT and Automotive Council projects.Support the development and implementation of AMSCI and other supply chain related programmes.Working with the team, actively recruit new members and help achieve membership growth against annual targets.Develop and maintain strong relationships with key supply chain members offering first class account management and ensuring we maximise member satisfaction and retention.Ensure active and wide engagement with SMMT and member organisations – helping to establish a many to many relationship within each company (ensuring numerous senior active contacts within each organisation).Maximise members’ usage of SMMT products and services including participation in relevant events, committees and project groups.Arrange regular visits to member and prospective members and conduct meetings with key personnel responsible for interaction with SMMT.Develop comprehensive profile of the business issues and needs of each key membership account.Conduct research and provide reports on supply chain / industry trends and key developmentsProvide administrative support for SMMT Supply Chain Group and other supply chain related activities.Support other projects as required.Salary and benefits package:The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after 6 months).Deadline for Applications:5 September 2014Method of Application:Prospective candidates should e-mail jobsweb@smmt.co.uk with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Baillieu edges closer to victory

first_imgThe chances of a hung parliament seemed less likely by Sunday evening as the Coalition edged closer to forming government in Victoria. A dramatic swing against Labor has cut down long-standing MPs with the election results expected to see as many as 13 seats lost. Melbourne’s outer suburbs, particularly those taking the brunt of Victoria’s population growth punished Labor last night.The seat of Bentleigh is all that Ted Baillieu needs to secure the magic number of 45 seats and claim victory over the state’s longest running Labor government led since 2007 by John Brumby.A dramatic swing against Labor has cut down long-standing MPs with the election results expected to see as many as 13 seats lost. Melbourne’s outer suburbs, particularly those taking the brunt of Victoria’s population growth punished Labor last night. The seats lost include: Mt Waverley, Gembrook, Carrum, Seymour, South Barwon, Forest Hill, Burwood, Prahran and Mitcham. In the tightest election since 1999 which saw Jeff Kennett ousted from power, there was a clear swing away from the Government to the Coalition — mainly in Melbourne’s east and south-eastern suburbs. Former Geelong mayor Michael Crutchfield lost the Geelong seat of South Barwon to the Coalition. The loss ripped through Labor’s true believers in Geelong, as Michael Crutchfield, who held South Barwon by a lean 2.3 per cent, made way for Greek Australian, Liberal Andrew Katos. Labor’s losses in the frontbench include Tony Robinson, Consumer Affairs Minister and Maxine Morand, Children and Early Childhood Development Minister. Michael Gidley removed Ms Morand in Mt Waverley and in Gembrook, the Liberals won with a 6.9 per cent swing against Labor’s Tammy Lobato. In Forest Hill, Labor’s Kristie Marshall all but conceded to the Liberal’s Neil Angus Saturday night after a strange self-imposed media gag earlier in the day. The biggest swing against Labor was in Carrum, in metropolitan Melbourne, which brought the seat to the Liberal’s Donna Bauer with a massive 10.3 per cent swing against Jenny Lindell. The Brumby Government’s response to the 2009 devastating bush fires reaped its own reward with a 10.1 per cent swing against Labor’s Ben Hardman in the seat of Seymour – an electorate covering areas such as Marysville and Kinglake – delivering the seat to Cindy McLeish. Long-term sitting Labor MP Bob Stensholt in Burwood lost his seat to the Liberal’s Graham Watt with another extraordinary 10.2 per cent swing. In Prahran things could not have been worse for Labor with Clem Newton-Brown taking the seat from Tony Lupton with almost 55 per cent of the two-party preferred vote. Any expectation a Labor government may have of securing the services of an independent were dashed when the state’s only independent Craig Ingram accepted defeat ahead of a looming avalanche win by the National’s Tim Bell in the state’s east. Labor also lost crucial support in the blue-collar belt of Frankston, reflecting the changing demography of the area, with a 6.8 per cent swing to Geoff Shaw ousting Labor’s Alistain Harkness. The ALP also failed to hold Mordialloc, with Janice Munt losing out to Lorraine Wreford. Contrary to media expectations the Greens failed to win a single lower house seat. Now the outcome of Bentleigh will decide the tense contest. The Liberals were ahead with 51.1 per cent of the two-party preferred vote.The election result will also be complicated by a mass of 768,000 votes lodged before yesterday through postal and pre-poll votes. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

SelfDriving Car Industry Eyes Devens for Test Site

first_imgA number of companies developing technology for autonomous vehicle are considering leasing space at Devens, the base reuse project located 35 miles west of downtown Boston, to take advantage of the property’s vacant neighborhoods for testing cars.“They’re looking for places they can test this technology,” said Thatcher Kezer, senior vice president at MassDevelopment, the agency that manages Devens.Industry has expressed a “high level of interest” in Devens, and the agency now is trying to determine the companies’ specific needs, Kezer told MassLive.com.Beyond generating additional revenue for MassDevelopment, the agency believes establishing Devens as a testing site for autonomous cars would help create a cluster of companies working on autonomous vehicles.“There’s a higher level of purpose here than just generating revenue off the land we own,” he said. “It fits with the larger economic development mission of the commonwealth.”With a demand for roads simulating real-life conditions, Devens is an ideal test site, according to Kezer.“Their need is space that’s open and clear of other objects so they can have a clean visual around the vehicle so they can do testing, and then they need areas that are very similar to real-world neighborhoods,” he said. “We have available space that meets those needs.”The former Concord Naval Weapons Station in northern California already has established a research and testing hub for self-driving cars and connected vehicles. Several automakers, including Honda and Mercedes-Benz, have reached agreements with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to use the base’s GoMentum Station. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Tatas mRupee Ties up with Manappuram Finance to Improve Loan Repayment Options

first_imgMMP Mobi Wallet Payment Systems, a subsidiary of Tata Teleservices, announced a tie up today with Manappuram Finance Ltd., one of India’s leading gold loan NBFCs, for providing a convenient and secure alternative physical and online repayment option to its customers.The tie up will provide greater payment convenience to Manappuram’s customers by enabling access to mRUPEE outlets and also to 2 lakh+ Tata Docomo outlets in the country over a period.”We see a great synergy in our association with Manappuram Finance and feel that with our collaborative services we can offer convenient and reliable payment options to customers. In a short span of time mRUPEE has garnered a huge trust with a growing customer base and created a strong customer value proposition,” said Mr. N. Srinath, Managing Director, Tata Teleservices Limited.In addition, Manappuram will also integrate mRUPEE’s eWallet service which enables repayments and transfer of funds via mobile phones onto its own online repayment platform.With this, borrowers can make online repayments directly to their accounts through their pre-funded mRUPEE eWallet, even without having access to a bank account or credit card. In fact, this is the first instance in India of an NBFC integrating the eWallet repayment concept into its own system.Speaking about the tie-up, Mr V.P. Nandakumar, MD & CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd. said, “As gold loans move up the value chain from a distress to a lifestyle product, the convenience factor will become more critical.mRUPEE is a fitting choice for us for its large distribution channel, secured network and high customer value. At Manappuram, we have always pitched our gold loans as something which makes life easy. This latest service is part of our continuing quest to exceed our customers’ expectations.”Manappuram Finance Ltd. was the winner of the KMA NASSCOM “IT Innovations Award” 2014. The award recognises companies that have made innovation a part of their organisational DNA, and used the innovation engine to reinvent their processes, marketing and product development strategies.last_img read more

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first_img David D. Howell, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Michigan Medical School. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more October 13, 2009 – Cost to deliver radiation varies widely from one delivery method to the next, according to a new analysis from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.Costs can range from around $1,700 for a single treatment with conventional radiation techniques to more than $16,000 for four treatments when using a Cyberknife system for radiation delivery.While a technology may have been shown to be superior, they can cost up to 10 times a single dose of conventionally delivered radiation costs said David D. Howell, M.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Michigan Medical School and medical director of radiation oncology at the Norval K. Morey Cancer Center in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., who presented the results at the Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco.According to Howell, cost is a parameter that should be considered. Research has shown a single treatment with standard radiation can be equally effective as 10 treatments of standard radiation when it comes to relieving pain associated with cancer that has spread to the bone. Fewer treatments also spare patients and their caregivers from more trips to the radiation department.But some doctors believe that delivering radiation using more recently developed technologies for radiation delivery, such as stereotactic radiosurgery or Cyberknife, will yield better pain control or fewer side effects in the long term for certain patients. Studies to date have not unequivocally confirmed these views, and research is ongoing.Most radiation oncologists will consider a variety of factors in choosing a treatment strategy, such as the location and type of cancer, how well it may respond to radiation as well as the patient’s previous and current cancer treatment.The researchers used regional Medicare reimbursement codes to look at reimbursements associated with seven different radiation treatment scenarios for cancer that has spread to the bone. This included the number of treatments given, the setting of either freestanding center or hospital-based center, and the use of one of three different radiation technologies: Cyberknife, stereotactic radiosurgery and conventional radiation.Additional authors: Scott Wood and Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., from the U-M Department of Radiation Oncology; and Stephen Lutz, M.D., from Blanchard Valley Health System in OhioReference: Breast Cancer Symposium, Oct. 8-10, 2009, San Francisco, Abstract ID 152 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morecenter_img News | October 13, 2009 High-End Radiation Therapy Costs 10 Times More News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more last_img read more