Manushi, Mithali, Sania to address GES in Hyderabad

first_imgHyderabad, Nov 26 (PTI) Newly-crowned Miss World Manushi Chhillar, star woman cricketer Mithali Raj and ace tennis player Sania Mirza will be among the speakers at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), beginning here on November 28.The summit, on the theme of Women First, Prosperity for All, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.US President Donald Trumps daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump will lead a delegation from her country at the three-day event.Popular Telugu actor Ram Charan Teja and Bollywood actor Aditi Rao Hydari will also speak at the event, according to the organisers.Manushi Chhillar and actor Sonam Kapoor will speak in a session on The Female Influencer: Advancing Womens Opportunities in the Media Industry.Mithali Raj, Sania Mirza and Indian badminton teams chief national coach P Gopichand will speak at a session on The Business of Winning at Sports Entrepreneurship, on November 29.NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will participate in a session on The City that Never Sleeps: Cities of Tomorrow.A senior official in the Telangana government had earlier said actor Deepika Padukone and cricketer M S Dhoni withdrew their participation from the summit.Over 1,500 delegates, including entrepreneurs and investors, CEOs of major knowledge-based industries, representing the full measure of entrepreneurial talent from diverse backgrounds across the world, are expected to attend the summit.NITI Aayog has taken the lead in organising the event.The event will primarily focus on four thematic sectors — energy and infrastructure; healthcare and life sciences; financial technology and digital economy; and media and entertainment sectors.advertisementModi and Ivanka Trump, along with 100 special guests, would attend a special dinner at the Taj Falaknuma Palace hotel in the old city on November 28, Hyderabad Police Commissioner V V Srinivasa Rao had earlier said. PTI GDK GK ABMlast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguay top Group A, Saudi Arabia stun Egypt

first_imgUruguay completed a hat-trick of wins and will head into the round of 16 as Group A toppers after crushing Russia 3-0 in their final group fixture of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Monday.Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani both started as strikers and both managed to score once each while Denis Cheryshev scored an own goal to add to Russia’s woes on a forgettable night at a jam-packed Samara stadium.Uruguay are the first team to win all their group games with a clean sheet at the World Cup. Argentina was the last team to achieve this feat in 1998.FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguay 3-0 Russia | Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt at Full TimeCavani’s goal made him the second player from Uruguay to have scored in three separate World Cups. Suarez was the first to set the record.Suarez himself scored his 7th World Cup goal for Uruguay becoming the second highest goal-scorer for his country behind Oscar Miguez.Key stats:Only #BRA have suffered a heavier defeat as a host nation (7-1 vs #GER in 2014)Both @LuisSuarez9 and @ECavaniOfficial have scored at the 2010, 2014, and 2018 #WorldCup tournaments #URURUS pic.twitter.com/KaH3Vd7IkvFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2018Suarez grabbed his second goal of the tournament to open Uruguay’s account with a free kick after 10 minutes and they doubled the lead with an own goal from Russia’s Denis Cheryshev soon after.That silenced a vociferous home crowd who had been in party mode after Russia’s opening two victories and were not expecting their final group contest to be effectively ended in the 36th minute when Igor Smolnikov was sent off for a second booking.advertisementEdinson Cavani bundled home a third goal for Uruguay at the death to wrap up their third straight victory, ensuring they finished above the Russians, who will now have to face the winners of Group B in the last 16.Uruguay, who kept their sixth straight clean sheet, will face the runners-up from that group, which will be decided when Spain, Portugal and Iran battle it out for two last-16 spots later on Monday.While Russia had confounded those who predicted a group stage exit with resounding victories over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, there was still a question mark over how they would perform when they faced stronger opposition.Meanwhile, the second match on Monday saw Saudi Arabia grab a late winner through Salem as they stunned Egypt 2-1 to end their campaign in Russia on a high.Key stats:@ElHadary becomes the first African goalkeeper to save a #WorldCup penalty#KSA secure their first #WorldCup win since 1994#KSAEGY pic.twitter.com/A0Y1P6iYhfFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2018The match was tied at 1-1 and was heading towards a draw but Salem had other ideas as he scored in the fifth minute of extra time to put a smile on the Saudi Arabian faces at the Volgograd Arena.Saudi Arabia finished third in the group standings, scoring their only goals of the tournament and vastly improving from the 5-0 thrashing by hosts Russia in their opening game.It was a bitter disappointment for the Egyptian side, however, with Liverpool striker Salah unable to prevent three consecutive defeats for his country. Egyptian keeper Essam El-Hadary became the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup at 45-years-old.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Xiaomi Redmi K20 price may start at around Rs 20,000, predicts analyst

first_imgXiaomi is all set to launch the Redmi K20 in China on May 28. Ahead of the launch the full specs sheet of the Redmi K20 has been leaked. Sadly, until now, there has been no information about the price of the Redmi K20. But now a reliable Chinese analyst who goes by the name Pan Jiutang predicts the price of the Redmi K20. On May 28, the company will be launching two Redmi K series phones — Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro. The latter is said to be more powerful when compared to the standard Redmi K20.According to Jiutang the Redmi K20 could be priced somewhere between 2000 yuan to 4000 yuan which roughly translates to Rs 20,000 – Rs 40,000. To recall, last week another leak suggested that the Redmi K20 Pro that is expected to come with Snapdragon 855 processor may start at Rs 28,000. Notably, Xiaomi is yet to announce the pricing details of the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro. However, the company has confirmed that the Redmi K20 will be the cheapest Snapdragon 855 powered phone yet.Another leak coming from Indiashopps reveals some interesting features of the Redmi K20. The leak suggests that the Redmi K20 will come very crucial gaming features including DC Dimming and Game Turbo 2.0 mode. With the help of Game Turbo 2.0 mode, the Redmi K20 will offer an enhanced overall gaming experience to the users. On the other hand, the DC Dimming feature will help control the flickering at low brightness issue. The DC Dimming will overall offer users great multimedia experience including enhanced gaming sessions.advertisementRedmi K20 has been subjected to innumerable leaks and rumours in the last few months. So far we are aware of almost everything about the Redmi K20 and also the Redmi K20 Pro. Rumours suggest that the only difference between the two K series phones will be the performance. The Redmi K20 is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 700 series processor — most likely the Snapdragon 730. On the other hand, the Redmi K20 Pro is tipped to come with flagship level Snapdragon 855 processor.Let’s take a quick look at all the rumoured specs of the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro:–The phone is said to come packed with a 6.39-inch display with Super AMOLED panel.–On the rear panel, the phone is said to pack a 48MP primary sensor, 13MP secondary ultrawide lens, and third is an 8MP telephoto lens.–On the front the phone may include a 20MP sensor for clicking selfies. The front camera will use a pop-up mechanism.–Both the Redmi K series phones are expected to sport 4000mAh battery coupled with up to 27W fast charging support.–On the software front the phones are said to run on MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie.–Redmi K20 may come in three colours — flame red, glacier blue, and carbon fibre black.–Redmi K20 is said to come with 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.–Redmi K20 Pro may also come in two models — base version with 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage.–The Redmi K20 series is expected to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor. Rumours suggest it will include 7th gen optical fingerprint sensor.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S quick review: Redmi Note 7 with 48MP camera and extra price of Rs 1000ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7S vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Which 48MP camera Xiaomi phone should you buy?ALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 7S: How they are different, which Xiaomi is better buylast_img read more

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Exmar Joins BallastFree LNG Carrier Project

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Exmar Belgium’s vessel owner and operator Exmar has become a part of the 30,000m³ ballast-free LNG carrier joint development project (JDP).The partners in the JDP, namely Dalian Shipbuilding, GTT and Lloyd’s Register, welcomed the new member and launched the second phase of the project on April 17 in Shanghai.The first phase of the project performed by DSIC, GTT and Lloyd’s Register developed a new design of LNG carrier, fully compliant with the International Maritime Organization’s new ballast water management convention (BWMC), and using membrane containment systems.It showed the potential for competitive advantages for the ship-owners, combining environmentally-friendly features with increased efficiency. It also indicated potentially lower construction and operational costs. The 30,000m³ B-FREE LNG carrier design received an Approval in Principle from Lloyd’s Register in December 2017.Phase II of the project aims to develop the design further, and to validate the initial results achieved during Phase I by applying more detailed analysis and verification, including model testing.“The ballast-free concept is a well-suited solution in the context of a shipping world with growing environmental requirements and concerns. By eliminating the need for ballast water, there is an absolute certainty that no invasive species will be transported on board of the vessel,” Pierre Dincq, Managing Director of Shipping at Exmar, said.Moreover, the ballast water treatment plant can be omitted, reducing the maintenance requirements and the energy consumption of the vessel which has a positive impact on the CO2 footprint of the vessel, Dincq continued.last_img read more

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Brock University and BUFA reach tentative agreement

Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) reached a tentative agreement on a new contract early on Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014.The tentative agreement was reached with the assistance of a mediator, and upon ratification would succeed the current collective agreement that expired June 30, 2014.Details regarding the new agreement will not be released until both parties have ratified it with their principals.BUFA represents 573 faculty and professional librarian members at the University. read more

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Commentary Buckeyes still Ohios most reliable football team

It’s long been joked that Ohio really has just one professional football team — the Buckeyes. For the first time in a while this year, the capital city’s team didn’t outdo one of the “professional” Ohio teams — at least on the field. For the first time since 2005, the Bengals (9-8) won more games than the Buckeyes (6-7). Do keep in mind, there are 16 regular season NFL games. Ohio State plays only 12 with a bowl game normally to follow. In typical Bungle fashion, Cincinnati went to Houston on Saturday, got slapped around by rookie quarterback T.J. Yates and rookie defensive end J.J. Watt, while former undrafted running back Arian Foster made the Bengals defense — a unit that was ranked in the top five defensively for most of the year — look like a high school junior varsity squad. Raising hopes high only to get embarrassed by three scores in front of a national television audience. Typical Bengals. Even worse was the embarrassment the Bengals faced not on the field, but in the stands this season. They only managed to sell out two home games. One was thanks to the traveling Steelers fans who made the trek to Cincinnati for Pittsburgh’s annual game in Paul Brown Stadium, while the other came via a buy-one-get-one-free promotion during the Bengals’ last game of the season, a “win and you’re in” game. The Bengals lost. Fortunately for them, so did the Jets, Raiders and Broncos. OSU, on the other hand, sold out every home game, despite posting its first losing record since 1988. Unless he or she is on the six-year undergraduate degree plan, most current OSU students weren’t even alive for that season. Sure, the Bengals have reason to be excited because of rookies Andy Dalton and A.J. Green — likely the best rookie-quarterback-to-rookie-wide-receiver duo in NFL history. You would think that would fill the seats, but Cincinnati fans have seen this film before. The reason they can’t rely on Dalton and Green? Because those two talented young men wear black and orange stripes. And history has proven time and time again that wearing black and orange stripes in Cincinnati on Sunday afternoons in the fall will eventually lead to the potential of some of the country’s best young football prospects being wasted. As for the Browns, they haven’t won more games than the Buckeyes in a single season since 1994. That’s the year “Forrest Gump” was released, Glenn Robinson was drafted No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft and Justin Bieber was born. Remember that? Me neither. I was 5 years old. It’s been 6,221 days since an NFL team in Ohio has won a playoff game. OSU had more success from 2002-07 than the Bengals and Browns have had combined since Bill Clinton took over the White House. So Buckeye fans, while times were dark this season and there will be no bowl game next year, don’t fret. Urban Meyer will lead this organization back to what its used to being — Ohio’s most professional football team. read more

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Mark Carney scraps Bank of Englands country club despite outrage when he

Mark Carney, left, attended the Wimbledon Men’s semi-final between Roger Federer and Milos Raonic in 2016, alongside Jude Law and Phillipa CoanCredit:Shaun Botterill/Getty Images 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. First Mark Carney went for the Bank of England’s annual cricket match at the staff summer party, replacing it with rounders, football and tug of war.Now, in his final year as Governor, he has scrapped the entire sports facility – a sprawling 32 acre “country club” close to Richmond Park, boasting a gym, 16 tennis courts, world class football and rugby pitches and “relaxation facilities”.In a drive towards greater inclusivity, and to cut costs, the Bank will close its Roehampton “club”, owned since 1907, and lease the site on a commercial basis, cancelling all current memberships.The move has irked employees, who are “saddened” at the loss of such a luxurious company benefit.David Buik, a veteran businessman and financial commentator who was a member of the club for five years said: “The facilities are simply incredible and I am sure that people of my generation will be extremely saddened.” “But you have to look at the balance sheet and the fact that younger people are playing their sport more locally. Now, they don’t want to schlep out to Roehampton, where in years gone by, people would.“It is now an anachronism.”One Bank employee, who did not want to be named, said that he was not surprised at the decision.“They have been talking about it for ages because it is seen as a relic of the past. Very few people use it and I don’t see why we have it.”Figures show that only 13% of staff are members of the sports club, but many more have a pass to the company gym in Threadneedle Street.Labour MP Chris Evans described the Roehampton site as “a very expensive country club that belongs to another era.”  In January, Joanna Place, the Bank’s Chief Operating Officer told MPs at the Public Accounts Committee: “If we were starting with a blank canvas now, we would not think that we need to build a physical sports centre and it needs to be in Roehampton.“This is obviously historical,” said Ms Place, “so we now need to think what is best for the wellbeing of our staff, which is important.”Today, the Bank said: “There will be a new ‘Sports and Social Club’ which will give all current Bank colleagues the opportunity to access a broader range of sports and social activities, irrespective of where they may live. This fits with the Bank’s broader diversity, inclusion and wellbeing agenda.”They could not however, give specifics on what form this new club may take. The Bank of England’s Sports Club has been a company asset for more than 100 years and boasts tennis courts, sports pitches and a gymCredit:hirespace.com The closure of the Roehampton site comes just four years after Mr Carney replaced its annual summer cricket match with the less “exclusive” sports of rounders and football.The move was branded “outrageous” by commentators at the time.Carney’s predecessor Mervyn King was a cricket fanatic and played in the annual match up to his retirement in 2013, but a spokesperson insisted: “The governor has not banned cricket. He wanted the activities at governors’ day to be chosen by staff for staff and their families. Staff chose a number of sports, such as rounders, football and tug of war, among others.”Today, they said: “The Bank is adjusting its wellbeing offer to improve both the accessibility of the offer to Bank colleagues and to ensure value for money.  As part of this the Bank has decided to close its Sports Centre in Roehampton.“While the Sports Centre at Roehampton has been an important part of our health and wellbeing offer, its membership and use is in decline. It was also important to consider how the Roehampton site fits with the Bank’s overall responsibilities and objectives, including value for money.  “The Bank will be entering into commercial negotiations surrounding the lease shortly, but access to the Sports Centre will be unaffected for the next 12 months.” Bank of England Sports Club, Roehampton, London. Mark Carney, Jude Law and Phillipa Coan watch on as Roger Federer of Switzerland plays Milos Raonic of Canada in the Men's Singles Semi Final match at Wimbledon in 2016 read more

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Government should fund dementia choirs says Line of Duty star Vicky McClure

Vicky McClure in her day job on Line of DutyCredit:BBC The government should support and fund choirs to help dementia sufferers cope with their fading memories, Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure has said, as she speaks of caring for her grandmother.McClure is hosting new television show Our Dementia Choir, which offers those with dementia music therapy as they train to perform as a choir in front of an audience of 1,000 people.The Line Of Duty star joins forces with specialists from the fields of medicine, music therapy and performance for the BBC One two part series.”The Government doesn’t put enough funding into research. I am passionate about looking into that,” McClure said.”I want to know what’s being done on that side of things.”The funding is the hardest part, to have the choir running all the time, they’re not cheap. It’s free to sing, but to have that routine and providing tea and coffee and somewhere to do it, it costs money.”It can be cheap and manageable, but it’s not free. (We) need the backing of councils and the Government.” Vicky McClure in her day job on Line of Duty The documentary follows the journey of 20 people with a form of dementia, aged between 31 and 87, from McClure’s home town of Nottingham.The 35-year-old, who also starred in the This is England film and spin-off series, experienced dementia first-hand through caring for her grandmother Iris, who died in 2015.Asked if she’s concerned about getting dementia, McClure said: “What can I do about it? My Nona died of dementia.”Of course, there’s that fear that it could be me. But I can’t live my life between now and whenever worrying about it. “You’ve just got to live your life and enjoy every day.”The episodes see the group training with choral director Mark De-Lisser, singing well-known hits like Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations and Stand By Me by Ben E. King.Although members of the choir see improvements during the documentary, McClure said the deterioration of members since filming is “frightening”.McClure said: “There have of course been changes in people since we filmed.  Some are in homes now and they are all deteriorating, rapidly for some. It’s quite frightening.”I can tell when people recognise who I am and when they’re just being polite. It’s horrible.”Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure will air on BBC One on May 2. 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. read more

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Metsos SmartTag – IM Technology Hall of Fame Underground Production

first_imgSandvik’s TH551/TH663 – modular product range for large trucks – was narrowly beaten in this category for the 2018 induction into the IM Technology Hall of Fame by METSO’s SmartTag. Michael Wortley, (Global Manager – PRO Products, Australia), Kai Riihioja (Senior Software Engineer, Australia), Jose Luis Bravo (Senior Instrument Engineer, Chile) and Rodrigo Sales (Senior Product Engineer, Brazil), all of Metso, make up the team behind this development. It has great potential in tracking ore in caving applications. However, it also has myriad applications underground and in surface mining (particularly in managing fragmentation) and plant operation.SmartTag is a radio frequency identification (RFID) based technology designed to allow tracking of ore from its source through blasting, run-of-mine (ROM) pads, crushers, intermediate stockpiles and finally into the concentrator.The solution adopted at Kittilä mine in Finland was to use Metso SmartTags and in-house expertise to develop a system that continuously and accurately links geotechnical and lab data from the mine to the performance of the plant. This application presented several unique opportunities and challenges. For example, this was the first installation of a SmartTag system for geometallurgical modelling in an underground mine. Challenges included the fact that the system installation is routinely subjected to temperatures below minus-20°C.The system was installed and commissioned in early 2013 and has been operating continuously since. Kittilä saw the benefits of the system with an increased understanding of how different ores are processed in the concentrator. Other advantages include the ability to alert operators about the arrival of difficult ores and a better understanding of their ore handling systems.The system has led to improvements in Kittilä’s reconciliation and metallurgical accounting and provides a method to predict head grades, in real time, without the need to wait for plant assay results. The system also allows the geology department to warn the plant about problematic ore types before they cause processing issues.last_img read more

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There may be another Earth just 12 light years away

first_imgSun (left), Tau Ceti (right)In 2012 a scientific paper predicted we wouldn’t have to wait much longer to discover an Earth-like planet. Sure enough, a year later the Kepler spacecraft found one in the habitable zone of the Kepler 22 system, and it was named Kepler-22b. That system is 600 light years away from Earth, but it is now thought there’s another habitable planet orbiting a single star that’s much closer to us.Tau Ceti is a single star around 12 light years away from Earth, and the closest most Sun-like star (G-type) we have discovered outside our solar system. It’s also thought to have 5 planets in orbit, the fourth of which is around 4x as large as Earth and sits in the habitable zone, potentially making it an Earth-like planet.The planets have not been seen, but are thought to exist due to “gravitational tugs” affecting the motion of Tau Ceti as observed through telescopes in Australia, Chile, and Hawaii. All five planets are thought to be between 2x and 7x as large as Earth. They all sit closer to Tau Ceti than Mars is to the Sun, however, Tau Ceti is around 78% of the Sun’s mass and only emits 45% of the light, which adjusts the location of the habitable zone for its planets.Although the evidence is there, this by no means confirms the existence of an Earth-like planet, or even that five planets are present orbiting Tau Ceti. The data is, after all, based on disturbances observed on the star’s movement that suggests planets are there.Even if a habitable planet is confirmed as orbiting Tau Ceti, the star is thought to have 10x the dust of the Sun in orbit, meaning any nearby planets would be subjected to regular impacts, making them more dangerous environments than Earth.Read more at Science Mag. Image Credit: R.J. Halllast_img read more

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And that is when I became homeless The week in quotes

first_img Short URL Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the possibility of the result of the UK’s upcoming election being a large Conservative majority. Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ieLet me be very clear: there will be no financial gain to any religious order from the development of this hospital. I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true. I have heard that nuns will be gifted the hospital. Not true.Minister for Health Simon Harris faced down growing controversy over the new National Maternity Hospital, after it was announced that the Sisters of Charity would own the new facility. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubePeople do doubt you, because people think, ‘well, that can’t possibly all be true, you can’t possibly have all that wrong with you’, and you start to doubt yourself.Jo Allen spoke to us about what living with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, is like. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who faced accusations of becoming a dictator this week after a referendum was passed transforming the country into a executive presidency. Source: Alex Brandon/PA WireWhenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail.US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his plans to clamp down on leaking from government departments. Apr 23rd 2017, 6:30 PM 17,332 Views Sunday 23 Apr 2017, 6:30 PM Source: Shutterstock/Brian A JacksonI am immensely remorseful, I’m always mindful of the immense impact my actions had. If I could turn back time to have John Fox back with his family again, I would make it happen in a heartbeat.Richard Kelly, who was sentenced for the manslaughter of John Fox in 1987, apologised to the victim’s family on RTÉ Radio 1′s Liveline, saying he wished he could turn back time. Source: Leon/Farrell RollingNews.ieI packed my things and moved to a bedsit I’d found, but I only ended up lasting one night. It was filthy, damp, mouldy, and crawling with insects. The neighbours were scary. I left. And that is when I became homeless.The experience of Paula, a 19-year-old woman who was the subject of Focus Ireland’s Easter appeal. She recently experienced a period of sleeping on the streets and in emergency accomodation after leaving care. Source: Depo Photos/PA WireI am a mortal really, I could die at any time. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: The British Monarchy/YouTube https://jrnl.ie/3350809 No Comments By Nicky Ryan Share Tweet Email For too long there has been a taboo about talking about some important issues. If you were anxious; it’s because you were weak. If you couldn’t cope with whatever life threw at you, it’s because you were failing. Successful, strong people don’t suffer like that, do they? But of course – we all do. It’s just that few of us speak about it. Attitudes are changing and this is being helped by high profile people talking about their experience.Prince William had a chat with Lady Gaga about mental health. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesA virtual one-party Tory state is a horrifying prospect… ‘And that is when I became homeless’: The week in quotes Here’s what was said and who said what this week.last_img read more

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Missing 90yearold Rancho Bernardo man returns home safely

first_imgMissing 90-year-old Rancho Bernardo man returns home safely Updated: 6:01 PM February 11, 2018 , SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Police were searching Sunday for a man with Alzheimer’s disease who drove away from his Rancho Bernardo home, before returning in the evening.Terrence McCluer, 90, lefthis residence on Plaza del Curtidor at about 12:45 p.m., according to the San Diego Police Department.McCluer’s driver’s license has been suspended for more than a year due to his condition, police said. Posted: February 11, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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A third plan to work past age 65 because their pension is

first_imgAround a third (32%) of respondents plan to work beyond the age of 65 because their pension savings will not be sufficient to allow them to cease earning a wage, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance.Its survey of 1,002 full and part-time employees also found that 25% believe they can no longer rely on a state pension or benefits, while 21% have saved for their retirement, but feel that high living costs mean they will still need a wage.In comparison, 30% enjoy their jobs and would like to work for as long as possible and 21% enjoy the other benefits they get from work, such as social interactions.Paul Avis (pictured), marketing director at Canada Life Group Insurance, said: “Employers would do well to take note of the growing number of [employees] planning to work beyond 65 not because of their finances, but because they find their jobs enjoyable and rewarding. These people can be a good influence on the rest of the workforce and employers should look at what cards they have up their sleeves to retain them.”Of those considering working beyond age 65, 17% value having income protection, while 16% appreciate having access to life insurance. A further 13% of this group highly value critical illness cover and 10% appreciate being able to use an employee assistance programme (EAP).Almost three-fifths (58%) cite slow wage growth as the reason they are likely to work past the age of 65. Other factors include the rising cost of everyday necessities (71%), rising inflation impacting the value of savings (63%), poor returns on savings (62%) and the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit (51%).The research also found that 71% of employees think they will work beyond the age of 65; of those, 37% feel they will work until at least age 75.Avis added: “It comes as little surprise that UK [employees] are expecting to work longer. The rising cost of living and poor returns on savings continue to exert pressure on employees’ finances. We found well over a third would consider themselves lucky to retire before 75, never mind the fact that over 70% expect to work beyond 65 for the third year in a row.“Income protection and critical illness cover should be at the top of employers’ lists to appeal to an ageing workforce. They are increasingly popular with employees planning to work beyond 65, protecting as they do against ill health and conditions which become increasingly likely with age.“With proper planning on employers’ parts, these benefits can be provided with no medical questions for the vast majority of their workforce. They also include a range of support services, such as employee assistance programmes and second medical opinion services, which can be used by employees of all ages, whether a claim is made or not.”last_img read more

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Police Northwest MiamiDade crash kills 1

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A two-car collision turned fatal in Northwest Miami-Dade.According to officials, the collision happened on Sunday near Northwest 54th Street and Northwest 30th Court. One of the drivers swerved, causing another driver to hit the 41-year-old man.Police said that 41-year-old man died as a result of the crash.Miami-Dade Police shut down part of the roadway during the initial investigation, but it has since re-opened.Officials have yet to confirm the cause of the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Police arrest 4 women accused of stealing from South Florida retail stores

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Four women accused of stealing makeup from several South Florida retail stores are now behind bars.Three of the women were charged with grand theft in the third degree. One of the women faces stolen property charges.Prosecutors said three of the women stole cosmetic products from various drug stores, including a Walgreens near Southwest Eighth Street and 137th Avenue in West Miami-Dade.The thieves stole more than $60,000 worth of merchandise.A fourth woman then allegedly purchased the stolen cosmetics and resold them.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Distillery cocktail debate continues after weekend hearing on House Bill 269

first_imgAmalga Distillery co-owner Brandon Howard mixes a drink for a customer on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)The House Community and Regional Affairs Committee met Saturday morning in the state Capitol to hear public testimony on House Bill 269.Listen nowThe bill could settle a debate over whether distilleries can serve mixed cocktails in their tasting rooms.Of the more than 30 people who spoke at the packed committee hearing, only three testified against the bill.Two were members of the Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association, or CHARR, which advocates on behalf of bars.CHARR CEO and President Pete Hanson said the organization supported distillery tasting rooms when they were first established.“We applaud the authors of this legislation for recognizing that there are issues to be worked out with the tasting rooms at distilleries,” Hanson said. “We still support the concepts that we agreed to in 2014, when we supported that bill.”Hanson was referring to House Bill 309, which allowed distilleries in Alaska to have tasting rooms where customers can sample products, but with limits.They can’t have live entertainment or games and their hours of operation are restricted. They also can’t serve customers more than 3 ounces of their product a day.One thing HB 309 did not address was whether non-alcoholic mixers could be used to make cocktails with a distillery’s product.Rep. Chris Tuck said the new bill would clarify language from the 2014 law. The Anchorage Democrat sponsored both.The mixed drink ambiguity led to the recent 3-1 Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board decision to restrict distilleries from mixing cocktails.Under the new regulation, they can separately provide customers with the alcohol and the mixer, but the customer must make the cocktail themselves.That decision came despite an outpouring of public support for distillery tasting rooms in written testimony.According to Tuck, the original law was intended to prevent distilleries from acting like bars. But he said it was never their intention to restrict cocktails.“I mean do we want the AMCO board to be really regulating non-alcoholic drinks? Their role is alcoholic drinks,” Tuck said. “You can’t add water to Scotch. Do we really want people just taking straight shots of alcohol?”The new regulation will take effect 30 days after being signed by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.A few blocks away from the Capitol on Saturday afternoon, it’s business as usual at Amalga Distillery.A customer perusing the menu and selected the hot cider, a drink mixed with their signature Juneauper gin.Co-owner Brandon Howard said it has been hard to plan long term.“We do like the current regulations,” Howard said. “The two-drink limit makes it so that we don’t have to deal with public inebriation, we don’t have to cut people off. People come in here for a good experience and it fosters a safe environment.”At the hearing, Rep. Dan Saddler, Eagle River-R, asked whether allowing distilleries to use mixers will further blur the line between tasting rooms and bars.“Was it your intent bringing this bill forward that there should not be any other further erosion in the distinction, such that your intent is that there should never be stools to sit down or extended hours or entertainment or anything else that would make a distillery that can also sell mixers into a bar?” Saddler said.Tuck said that was correct, since they never intended for non-alcoholic mixers to come into question.“Our intent was to allow the mixers and the AMCO Board seemed to have changed the last three years of tradition and so we’re just trying to set the record straight,” Tuck said.Juneau resident Kimberly Metcalfe also testified against the proposed bill and said there should be restrictions on the number of new distillery licenses in the state.“It’s putting established bars at a severe disadvantage when distilleries are selling a cheap product at happy hour prices, and happy hours are not allowed in this state,” Metcalfe said. “A tasting room should be just that; should be a place to taste the product as-is.”Howard said the public support has been encouraging.“The public preference is incredibly clear,” Howard said after the hearing. “It becomes a vote for the will of the people and what the public wants to see. I’m cautiously optimistic.”The Community and Regional Affairs Committee will hold another hearing on HB 269 before voting on the bill.last_img read more

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LT heads to US and EU for antitrust watchdogs approvals for Mindtree

first_imgThe building of US anti-trust watchdog Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. Indian construction and technology major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) will have to seek the approval from anti-trust watchdogs of the US and EU for its Rs 10,700-crore bid to take over IT services mid-tier company Mindtree.ReutersConstruction and technology major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) will be approaching competition regulators of some major geographies for approval of its Rs 10,700-crore bid for a controlling stake in Mindtree now that it has got the go-ahead from India’s competition Czar. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently approved L&T’s proposal to acquire up to 66.15 per cent stake in the Bengaluru-based information technology services firm.”CCI approves the acquisition of up to 66.15 per cent of the total equity shareholding of Mindtree, on a fully diluted basis, by Larsen & Toubro,” the competition watchdog announced on Twitter. L&T has to approach the anti-trust authorities in jurisdictions such as the US and European Union as Mindtree operates in those geographies, a report in Business Standard said.”For transactions that exceed prescribed thresholds, the approval of the CCI becomes a crucial step. Particularly, it is a key regulatory approval for the acquirer,” the report quoted Archana Tiwary, a partner at consultants J Sagar Associates, as saying. The obligation for taking the approvals of the competition watchdogs in the markets that the acquisition-targeted company operates is with the acquirer and a refusal of the approval could torpedo the deal. The Mindtree logo. The company is fighting a takeover bid by Larsen & Toubro.L&T has launched the ‘hostile bid’ on Mindtree after buying VG Siddhartha’s 20.32 per cent stake by placing an offer to buy a further 15 per cent stake from the open market, besides making an open offer to buy an additional 31 per cent stake at Rs 980 per share. For a controlling stake of 66 per cent in Mindtree, L&T is expected to shell out around Rs 10,700 crore. Mindtree closed on National Stock Exchange (NSE) at Rs 952.95 up 1 per cent on Friday with a bullish bias. L&T closed at Rs 1,373, about 0.37 per cent higher.A panel of four independent Mindtree directors is evaluating L&T’s open offer for providing reasoned recommendations to shareholders. The committee has appointed Khaitan and Co as the legal adviser and ICICI Securities as the financial adviser for assisting it in this process. The panel’s advice to the shareholders is expected on May 10 though Mindtree can place a counter offer by April 16. The open offer, according to L&T’s disclosures, will be between May 14 and May 27, the report says.Mindtree founders, who had initially adopted a strident stand against the takeover, have indicated they were open to negotiations, marking a major change to their earlier stance. Krishnakumar Natarajan, executive chairman of Mindtree, told Business Standard that “middle ground” could certainly be explored through mutual discussions to protect the interests of all stakeholders of Mindtree.last_img read more

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first_img The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Feature | January 18, 2013 Cloud Computing Will Grow Rapidly as Key Health IT Issues Are Solved Ovum says data will be new cloud computing oil in 2013 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more January 18, 2013 — Business and technology analyst Ovum has published three “Trends to Watch” reports on cloud computing and reveals that 2013 will see cloud computing continue to grow rapidly.The “2013 Trends to Watch: Private and Public Clouds” report drills down into not only private and public cloud trends, but also infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) trends. Meanwhile, the report looks at cloud computing from the point of view of information technology (IT) service providers. Finally, the report also looks at the way cloud service providers and consumers adapt to cloud computing both on their own and as part of increasingly sophisticated cloud ecosystems.”Cloud computing promises to tackle two hitherto irreconcilable IT challenges: the need to reduce costs and the need to boost innovation,” said Ovum senior analyst Laurent Lachal in the report. “It takes a lot of effort from vendors and enterprises to actually make it work, and they will succeed in making it work in 2013, both on their own and as part of increasingly complex ecosystems.”Lachal said cloud computing in “all its guises” — public, private and hybrid — is building momentum, evolving fast and becoming increasingly “enterprise-grade,” yet it is also early days for vendors and enterprises. “Cloud computing has barely reached the adolescence phase, and it will take at least another five years for cloud computing to mature into adulthood.”2013 will also see the emergence of cloud computing ecosystems. Public clouds are increasingly approached not only as technology delivery platforms but also as “ecosystem hubs” for cloud service providers and consumers.Lachal said, “They offer a new way to accelerate participation in the rapidly evolving social networking and mobile solution ecosystems of the Internet age. Some industry sectors are benefiting from the ‘data center as a hub,’ an increasingly cloud computing-centric ecosystem of partners that assembles in a key location or data center such as around financial exchanges, Web and online services, or media content.”The report calls data as the “new cloud computing oil” in 2013. Cloud computing services — and the social and mobile applications that cloud platforms underpin — generate a lot of data, which in turn requires cloud services and applications to make sense of it. This trend connects with and fuels other industry trends, such as the Internet of things (machine-to-machine communication and data processing, cloud computing-based smart cities, TVs or cars projects), open government data, consumerization of IT (with a variety of cross-device content-centric public clouds, such as the one provided by Apple), and “Big Data.”The market’s attention, under the “Big Data” banner, is currently mostly focused on technology issues, but from 2013 onward there will be growing interest, from a cloud computing perspective, in the cultural shift required by vendors and enterprises to turn data into a resource to manage and monetize, starting with data abstraction (from underlying IT systems), sharing (within and outside the enterprise), and valuation (via a model from companies such as Accenture).“Some vendors played the cloud data card early, but the cloud data production, brokerage and consumption ecosystem is still in the making and will continue to evolve over the next five years,” concluded Lachal.For more information: www.ovum.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more last_img read more

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Money laundering investigation stymied by China Italy says

first_imgThe perils of non-cooperation are becoming clearer as Chinese businesses go global. Chinese companies have invested $46 billion in the U.S. since 2000, mostly in the last five years, according to the Rhodium Group, a New York research firm. Chinese banks have expanded their reach, opening overseas branches and buying stakes in foreign banks. Chinese firms have voraciously tapped U.S. financial markets, with the 2014 IPO of e-commerce giant Alibaba ranked the largest in history.In the shadow of this rapid expansion, a quiet war is brewing over whose rules will apply. At issue is how much China will adhere to existing norms, forged largely by Western powers, and how much it will try to reshape them on its own terms.“Chinese financial institutions can effectively operate behind a firewall that keeps them largely immune from the jurisdiction of U.S. courts and regulatory agencies, leaving U.S. partners, competitors and investors vulnerable,” according to a report last month from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which advises Congress.Judicial cooperation has become a top priority for China’s Communist Party, which is ramping up efforts to repatriate corrupt officials who have fled overseas. In April, China launched a new initiative, “Skynet,” to trace fugitives and their overseas money and released a list of its 100 most wanted economic criminals. Forty of them are thought to be in the U.S, according to the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — As Italy’s economy was heading off a cliff, police couldn’t help but notice that the country’s Chinese communities were booming. Luxury cars rolled past Chinese betting parlors and garment factories. Chinese immigrants were buying up Italian coffee bars and real estate. Their prosperity, however, was not reflected in local tax records.“What do they do with the money?” said Pietro Suchan, then deputy public prosecutor in Florence. “Do they eat it?” Six other defendants reached settlements with Converse. Wenzhou Foreign Trade did not.“China and America have different cultural backgrounds,” Cai said. “Chinese prefer communication to lawsuits.”__Associated Press photographer Mark Schiefelbein contributed to this report from Wenzhou. Associated Press writer Frances D’Emilio contributed from Rome.Kinetz can be reached at http://twitter.com/ekinetzCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. China’s foreign ministry said in a faxed statement that Chinese authorities knew nothing of the Italian case. “China is always committed to deepening law enforcement cooperation with other countries, jointly cracking down on transnational crimes and punishing criminals,” the ministry wrote.The AP has traced some of Italy’s missing money to an import-export company owned by the Chinese government. The company, Wenzhou Cereals Oils and Foodstuffs Foreign Trade Corporation, has been accused of repeatedly shipping counterfeit goods, some to the United States. But it has also taken shelter behind the firewall, refusing to respond to a U.S. lawsuit brought by Converse Inc., which says the Wenzhou company sent tens of thousands of fake sneakers to the U.S. and Croatia.That firewall has also helped counterfeiters use major, state-run Chinese banks as financial shelters on a significant scale, AP found in an article published last month. The banks, including the Bank of China, have processed credit card payments for online sales of fake goods and held accounts for counterfeiters.Western companies that have pursued Chinese counterfeiters in the U.S., where many fakes are sold, have been blocked by China’s secrecy laws. The banks say they are caught in a jurisdictional dispute between the U.S. and China, which maintains that bank secrecy is a matter of national sovereignty. The Italian case remains stalled, however, as prosecutors try to locate 300 defendants, most of them Chinese. The Bank of China said it had “no clues of the alleged criminal activities underlying the transfers of money.” Lawyers for Money2Money, the financial transfer service, said their clients are not guilty.Many of the transfers, fractioned into small sums to avoid scrutiny, were a way for Chinese immigrants to avoid paying taxes, according to hundreds of pages of court documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Other migrants were caught with heaps of counterfeit purses and shoes. Police also traced money to men running Chinese prostitution rings.Using evidence from seized Money2Money computers, prosecutors say they identified Chinese individuals and companies that received the illicit funds.Wenzhou Foreign Trade was one. Prosecutors said it received 3 million euros via Money2Money in 2007, in exchange for shipping counterfeits to Italy. Last October, Converse sued Wenzhou Foreign Trade in a New York federal court, saying it had shipped over 24,000 pairs of fake sneakers to the U.S. and Croatia.Cai Jiliu, Wenzhou Foreign Trade’s general manager, declined to comment on the Italian case, saying he didn’t work at the company then. He said the fake Converse exports were the result of “management negligence.” Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Quick workouts for men In this photo taken Wednesday, April 15, 2015, residents walk past the Bank of China branch in downtown Milan, Italy. Italian prosecutors say more than 4.5 billion euros ($4.9 billion) were smuggled to China in less than four years – nearly half of it with the help of the state – run Bank of China. Italy is now investigating four Bank of China employees and its Milan branch for allegedly laundering 2.2 billion euros, the proceeds of counterfeiting, labor exploitation and tax evasion, according to court documents obtained by the Associated Press.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) 4 must play golf courses in Arizona The answer, after a four-year investigation by Italy’s financial police, was no. They discovered that more than 4.5 billion euros ($4.9 billion) — the proceeds of counterfeiting, prostitution, labor exploitation and tax evasion — had been smuggled out of Italy to China in less than four years using a money-transfer service. Nearly half that money was funneled through one of China’s largest state banks, the Bank of China, which earned more than 758,000 euros in commissions on the transfers, according to Italian investigative documents obtained by The Associated Press.Beijing, which is seeking Western help in hunting its own economic fugitives, did not cooperate with the investigation, Italian officials said.Once the money left Italy, it vanished behind China’s great legal firewall.Despite the deep economic ties between China and the West, inconsistent cooperation, incompatible legal systems and China’s secrecy laws have allowed criminals to globalize more effectively than law enforcement — and made it harder for Western companies and courts to put them out of business.“We did not have the possibility, despite many attempts made, to have an official contact with the judicial authorities and police of China,” said Suchan, who oversaw the investigation. “We have discovered 50 percent of the truth.” Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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STEADY GROWTH – Jonathan Cooper has improved stea

first_imgSTEADY GROWTH – Jonathan Cooper has improved steadily every season he’s played the game. He was a high school star, who grew enough to start as a freshman at North Carolina. Then, he never lost his starting job, improving steadily over 47 collegiate starts to earn All-ACC status in 2010 and 2011, and All-American status in 2012. He then began the draft process as the second-ranked guard on the board and ended up being the first chosen. Now, he launches an NFL career where his performance during his first camp has been described as “daily improvement.” Cooper’s steady growth tells you two things: he works hard and his ceiling is made of thin glass.RUN FORREST – Cooper is considered a better run blocker than pass protector. And considering that the entire league has gotten pass happy, Cooper will be limited to doing what he does best for 30-40 percent of the game. Honestly, this is hardly a concern. The Cardinals haven’t had a running game since Eisenhower was president. It will be nice to have an earth mover on the line. PROSCONS Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires – / 13 ATHLETICISM – We normally associate linemen with power, explosion and technique. But athleticism is the first thing scouts mention when discussing the “Amazing Jonathan.” Said one NFL scout of Cooper, “one of the most athletic guards ever scouted.” Cooper works well to the left, well to the right, well at the point of attack, well in the second level of defense, and even the third level. That’s right, don’t be surprised to see Cooper bashing away at defensive tackles, linebackers, and safeties on a single play.SIZE – As big as he is, and as large and as cool as those dreadlocks falling from his helmet make him appear, Cooper is actually undersized. He’s currently listed at 310 pounds, but he played last year at 290, suggesting he has a difficult time maintaining weight during the grind of a season. Furthermore, Cooper is only 6-foot-2 and his arms are short for a lineman. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo R-E-S-P-E-C-T – “The only guy on the line who’s a lock to start is Cooper,” said incumbent starting center Lyle Sendlein. Cooper has blown his new teammates away, commanding respect for his game from day one. “He’s special,” added Sendlein. “Definitely worthy of his draft position.”MAKING CHICKEN SALAD – The fact that Cooper is being described as the Cardinals’ best offensive lineman already is a credit to the rookie’s ability, but also a reminder of how bad this line has been. Cooper could make an immediate impact, but he can’t create this turnaround alone. Hopefully, Cooper can lean on the veterans for some support rather than it being the other way around. WHAT HE HAS BETWEEN THE EARS – Over and over, we’ve heard the NFL’s Wonderlic Test is overrated and should mostly be ignored. But when a O-lineman scores a 34 on a cognitive ability test, considering the average test score is a 20, you tend to take notice. Furthermore, Cooper enters the league with a “high character” mention on his scouting report, having somehow escaped North Carolina’s football program with no baggage. That’s like finding out a member of Motley Crue finished his career without trying drugs.STRENGTH – Cooper benched 225 pounds an impressive 35 times at the combine, but I continue to read from nit-picky analysts that the guard is not particularly strong. Frankly, I don’t see this being a problem, but between the size concern and the strength knock, one might have to wonder how Cooper will hold up over a longer 16-game schedule against elite competition. It’s not the first time an NFL team spent a top 10 pick on an interior offensive lineman. Heck, it’s not even the first time the Cardinals have since 2000. But the moment is rare that a team stoops to the top-ten guard grab, and rarer that one is believed worthy.Meet Jonathan Cooper. The North Carolina product went seventh in the draft, and not even the most critical of NFL analysts batted an eye. Is he really worth it? Time to put him on the scales, as part four of ‘Cardinals: New Faces’ series. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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