“We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred,” said Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), in a news release.In a decision issued under its ‘early warning and urgent action’ procedure, the Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, stated “there should be no place in the world for racist white supremacist ideas or any similar ideologies that reject the core human rights principles of human dignity and equality.”The United States ratified the Convention in 1994. In addition to the criminal investigation of the individual who ploughed his car into a crowd of peaceful protestors killing a woman, the UN experts asked the US authorities to undertake concrete measures “to address the root causes of the proliferation of such racist manifestations.” “We call on the US Government to investigate thoroughly the phenomenon of racial discrimination targeting, in particular, people of African descent, ethnic or ethno-religious minorities, and migrants,” added Ms. Crickley. CERD also called on the Government to ensure that the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly are not exercised with the aim of destroying or denying the rights and freedoms of others, and also asked it to provide the necessary guarantees so that such rights are not misused to promote racist hate speech and racist crimes. Members of CERD are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. read more

first_imgMrs Mann suffered bruising from her efforts to get out of the bath, but was not seriously hurt.The pensioner, from Southend, began visiting the restaurant 10 years ago when her late husband moved into a care home and struck up a lasting friendship with the waitress.She said: “I am lucky I am sitting here. It was frightening in a sense because I didn’t know how long I would be stuck there.”I had gone for a bath at 9.30am and when I went to get out, I couldn’t. I was laying there until the police came.”Thanks to Sonia the police came and found me. She is my biggest friend, I have been visiting the restaurant for years.”If it wasn’t for her, I would probably still be sitting there. I kept myself calm and thought ‘I mustn’t panic’, but I never want to experience that again.”Ms Congrave said: “It was Doreen’s birthday on the Wednesday and she came in like normal. She didn’t come in for a few days and then she didn’t come in on Saturday like she always does, but I thought perhaps her cousin was visiting her.”On the Monday she didn’t come in and the best thing I did was call the police because I was concerned and luckily I had her address so the police went to check if she was OK.” An elderly woman who spent four days stuck in her bath was saved when a waitress spotted she not been in for her usual cup of tea and slice of cake.Doreen Mann, 87, only managed to survive her ordeal by drinking from the cold tap when her cries for help went unanswered.She was rescued after waitress Sonia Congrave became concerned when her loyal customer failed to turn up for her usual slice of cake and cup of tea at Tomassi’s on the  High Street, Southend-on-Sea.The 39-year-old raised the alarm with Essex Police, who sent officers round to the pensioner’s house and helped her safely from the bath. I kept myself calm and thought ‘I mustn’t panic’, but I never want to experience that againDoreen Mann Doreen Mann has been visiting Tomassi's, pictured right, in Southend for 10 years Mrs Mann had left her patio doors unlocked and when police arrived, they could hear her calling for help.Officers found the pensioner in the bath covered with towels and a robe to keep warm.Ms Congrave, who has worked at Tomssi’s for 17 years, has now bought her pensioner friend a mobile phone in at attempt to avoid similar problems in the future. “I think any member of staff would have done what I did,” she said. “Doreen said she wasn’t sure she was going to make it and bruised all her knees where she tried to get out. “She is a really strong woman – all she wanted afterwards was her cake and a cup of tea. She has given me a key in case anything happens in the future.”She is a real character, all the staff and customers talk to her.”Police thanked Ms Congrave for her actions. Doreen Mann has been visiting Tomassi’s, on the right of the picture, on the High Street in Southend-on-Sea for 10 yearsCredit:Google Street View 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.last_img read more

first_imgDes embryons de Lynx ibérique sauvegardés pour la première foisDes chercheurs ont pu récolter et préserver des embryons de lynx ibérique, une espèce de chat sauvage extrêmement menacée et dont il reste moins de 300 individus. En danger critique d’extinction, le lynx ibérique est le chat sauvage le plus menacé au monde. Au début du XXe siècle, quelque 100.000 spécimens vivaient dans le sud de l’Espagne et au Portugal. Mais en un peu plus d’un siècle, ce chiffre a dramatiquement chuté pour passer en dessous de la barre des 300 individus. Une diminution qui a conduit à mettre en place des programmes afin de sauvegarder les félins. Aujourd’hui, c’est ainsi une mesure d’importance qu’ont annoncé des scientifiques portugais. Ils ont réussi à collecter des embryons de lynx ibérique chez une femelle. C’est à Silves, au Portugal que cela s’est déroulé : depuis plusieurs années, Azahar, une femelle lynx ibérique, faisait partie d’un programme de reproduction du lynx mais celle-ci a rencontré de nombreuses difficultés pour donner naissance à des petits. Elle a ainsi subi deux césariennes lors de deux grossesses consécutives.Des embryons récupérés à partir des ovaires Pour préserver sa santé, les responsables du programme de reproduction ont estimé qu’elle ne devait plus se reproduire et ont donc décidé de castrer la femelle en lui retirant ses ovaires. Ceci a été réalisé grâce à une intervention chirurgicale similaire à celle utilisée sur les chats domestiques femelles et a permis aux scientifiques d’extraire plusieurs embryons des ovaires. Ils sont désormais conservés dans du nitrogène liquide au Musée National des Sciences Naturelles de Madrid. “Sept jours après l’accouplement, nous nous attendions à récupérer les embryons dans l’utérus”, a expliqué Katarina Jewgenow, spécialiste du Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) de Berlin. Mais au lieu de cela, les médecins ont dû aller jusque dans les oviductes (conduit qui relie les ovaires à l’utérus) de la femelle pour les dénicher. Ceci a d’ailleurs permis de se rendre compte que les embryons des Lynx ibériques se développent bien plus lentement que ceux d’un chat domestique. Chose que les spécialistes ignoraient jusqu’ici.Saliega, première femelle à donner naissance en captivitéLe même groupe de chercheurs est également intervenu sur de la castration d’une femelle Lynx ibérique à Donana, en Espagne. Saliega, âgée de 12 ans et déjà mère de 16 petits, avait développé une tumeur mammaire après sa dernière période de lactation. “Pour cette femelle, nous avions uniquement récupéré les œufs non fertilisés car le mâle était stérile”, précise à LiveScience, Natalia Mikolaewka, étudiante en doctorat au IZW de Berlin. Les ovocytes récupérés ont pu être congelés afin d’être fertilisés et implantés dans une autre femelle plus tard. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les scientifiques espèrent ainsi que les œufs fertilisés pourront être implantés dans une mère porteuse, issue d’une espèce assez proche, comme le lynx eurasien. En effet, il suffit qu’une seule mère porteuse mène la grossesse à terme pour que la population de lynx ibériques voit de nouveaux arrivants. Une méthode qui pourrait permettre de préserver l’espèce si celle-ci continue de diminuer.Le Lynx ibérique est la seule espèce de chat sauvage classé “en danger critique” d’extinction par l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature. C’est ainsi pour sauver l’espèce que l’IZW de Berlin et l’Iberian Lynx Conservation Bredding Program, en Andalousie, ont mis au point ce programme de reproduction.(Crédits photo : geo.fr) Le 26 mars 2013 à 10:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img Apple on Monday celebrated World Emoji Day by teasing a handful of new emoticons coming soon to iOS, macOS, and watchOS.The latest images—including woman with headscarf, bearded person, woman breastfeeding, and a sandwich—are expected for release this fall alongside iOS 11.“With thousands of emoji available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, there are many ways to add personality to every message,” an official announcement said.The next generation of icons encompasses food items (coconut, aforementioned sandwich), animals (T-rex, zebra), mythical creatures (zombie, elf (of the LOTR variety)), and a slew of classic faces for every occasion.Spot Bill Nye near Manhattan’s Flatiron District? Learn that an orgasm can clear your sinuses? Apple’s got you covered with its star-struck and exploding-head smiley faces.Also, keep an eye out for a person meditating, an Aladdin-like genie-in-a-bottle, and the we’ve-all-been-there puking face.As is now tradition, most human emojis (genuine or fictitious) will be available, when applicable, in male and female form (I don’t expect you’ll see a man breastfeeding) with varying skin tones.“The new emoji make it easier for users to express themselves with greater diversity, additional animals and creatures, new smiley faces, and more,” Apple promised.More than 56 fresh characters—face with monocle; vampire; person in steamy room; giraffe; takeout box; flying saucer; curling stone; English, Scottish, Welsh flags—have been available since the June release of Unicode 10.0, though Cupertino and other companies typically take months to integrate the images into their software.Last year’s iOS 10 rollout introduced more diversity to iDevice characters: non-white women runners, mountain bikers, construction workers, even someone who resembles a black, female version of Sherlock Holmes; as well as a rainbow flag and modern families (single father with two children).Apple also celebrated World Emoji Day in the App Store by highlighting emoji-themed apps like Emojily, Swiftmoji-Emoji Keyboard, and Gymoji.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales – Putting political differences aside, the PDM Government locked arms this morning with the PNP Opposition party in a press conference to announce that they are united against crime.  “We are here to say that it must stop, and we should spare no effort in ensuring that all the resources available to this country will be put behind preventing crime because if it is to continue, it is to continue, it is a threat to the economy and to our way of life.” – W. Misick “This act today we hope will demonstrate to our people that crime is not political, and that together we must stand in this fight.  It is an important first step.” – Hon. Premier RobinsonPremier Sharlene Robinson and Leader of the Opposition, Washington Misick jointly commended Police for recent swift work, called on the Community to use the tip hotline and to better support investigations; encouraged residents to secure themselves and advised that today was just the beginning of work to help in curbing crime.  “We need to look at exactly what is missing, what we need to do to ensure young men in particular, do not lose their way.” – W. Misick“We have to remember sometimes persons believe that we’re just looking for money, it could be skills, it could be personnel, it could be boots on the ground, whatever support, we appreciate the assistance.  It isn’t that we’re begging or such for assistance, it is their constitutional responsibility, and we’re asking them to just simply step up to the plate and respond, because as the Leader of the Opposition has said, we are unique. – Hon. Premier Robinson#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

first_img Popular on Variety Scarlett Johansson Is ‘Disappointed’ by ‘Cowardly’ Ivanka Trump Here’s the latest arrival on the burgeoning podcast scene: “Meditative Story,” which is part first-person narrative podcast and part guided meditation.Thrive Global, the well-being startup founded by Arianna Huffington, teamed with WaitWhat, a startup founded by former TED media executives Deron Triff and June Cohen, to launch the new podcast series.Each “Meditative Story” podcast (running around 30 minutes) provides a first-person story about a time and place where everything changed for them. As the story unfolds, mindfulness guide Rohan Gunatillake (creator of meditation app Buddhify) offers prompts to calm the listener’s mind and help them connect with their own observations. The podcasts feature music by the Holladay Brothers and sound design that shifts between music and vibration. The “Meditative Story” series will comprise 26 episodes in the first season. The podcast debuts Tuesday with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, who shares an “extraordinary coda” to her late husband Paul Kalanithi‘s best-selling memoir “When Breath Becomes Air.”Others tapped to tell their stories in the podcast in its first season include Arianna Huffington herself, as well as On Being’s Krista Tippett; restaurateur Danny Meyer; futurist Jane McGonigal; author Pico Iyer; “ABC Nightline”‘s Dan Harris; NPR’s Peter Sagal; Apple Music’s Larry Jackson; astronomer Michelle Thaller; actor Josh Radnor; transgender boxer and author Thomas Page McBee; photojournalist John Moore; and best-selling author A.J. Jacobs. Simon & Schuster executive director of publicity Cary Goldstein curated the first season of storytellers.Triff, co-founder of WaitWhat and executive producer of “Meditative Story,” said the company believes the initiative will establish a new genre of podcast. “We hope to one day see thousands of well-known storytellers and newer voices share a Meditative Story with the world and in doing so, create the kind of global culture shift we helped build for TED,” he said.The podcast series is exclusively sponsored by customer-relationship management vendor Salesforce.com. With the sponsorship deal, the project has already paid for itself, according to Huffington.“Meditative Story” podcasts are available at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, Castbox, Pocketcasts, Breaker and other podcasting platforms. More info is available at meditativestory.com.Cohen and Triff founded WaitWhat in January 2017 and this spring closed a $5 million funding round from investors including Burda Principal Investments, Reid Hoffman and Tony Tjan of Cueball Investments. WaitWhat has 15 full-time employees.The New York-based company’s other podcasts include “Masters of Scale,” hosted by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and “Should this Exist?,” hosted by Caterina Fake, which unpacks what technology is doing for us and to us. Prior to WaitWhat, Cohen and Triff originated and executive produced the TED Radio Hour in partnership with NPR along with other projects. The podcasts combine “the power of personal stories with the science-backed benefits of mindfulness,” said Huffington, who in 2016, left Verizon-owned Huffington Post to run Thrive Global. “The stories allow you to immediately connect with yourself and reset, which is something we all need more of in our lives.” Related National Geographic Channel Orders Tech Industry Drama Series ‘Valley of the Boom’ ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

first_imgTechnology | August 05, 2009 New DR Suite Offers Wireless, Cassette-Size Footprint Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more August 5, 2009 – The FDA granted 510k clearance to Carestream Health Inc. for its new CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution, a cassette-size, wireless DR detector. The CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution marries the positioning flexibility of the cassette-size, wireless DR detector with the rapid workflow of a fully-automated DR suite. This breakthrough combination helps simplify views to help maximize productivity and enhance patient care. By installing a DRX-1 system, healthcare providers can convert an existing X-ray room to DR technology without modifying existing X-ray equipment. The DRX-Evolution makes it possible for healthcare facilities to upgrade to a single- or dual-detector DR suite. The flexibility of the DRX-1 detector delivers compelling advantages, whether an organization is upgrading to a DRX-1 system or planning to adopt a full DR suite. Carestream Health’s DRX-1 system incorporates a console and 14 x 17 inch (35 x 43 cm) DR detector that provides a rapid, affordable conversion for users of radiographic film or CR systems. The rapid speed of wireless communication delivers images to the console in seconds, and the detector allows for fast and easy patient positioning. The DRX-Evolution features outstanding flexibility and productivity as a result of its wall stand (with an extending tilt and swing Bucky), fixed elevating table and lightweight DRX-1 detector. Its auto-positioning capability moves the equipment to predefined positions with a press of a button, and the system includes the same user-friendly, touch-screen operator interface as other CR and DR systems from Carestream Health. Its modular components allow healthcare providers to configure the system to fit their space, applications, workflow and budget. Shipments for this integrated DR suite that employs the innovative CARESTREAM DRX-1 System are slated to begin this fall. For more information: www.carestreamhealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 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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first_imgBjorn Harvold, CTO of TravelKoin.comTravelkoin set to revolutionize the global travel industryDisruptive new blockchain-based software allows travel suppliers to pay each other directly and incentivizes travelers to book, pay and add value to the online eco-systemTravel industry veterans, Bjorn Harvold and Martin Struschka, the technical minds behind innovative companies such as Traveliko and ICS Travel Group, have created revolutionary new technology that leverages the low-cost efficiency of Blockchain for the travel industry.Fittingly named Travelkoin, the platform utilizes a stable, transferrable cryptocurrency to address the two major pain points that make travel one of the most fragmented industries in the global marketplace – payments and loyalty.Offering applications that run on the Google Cloud Platform, built on top of the Ethereum Blockchain, Travelkoin’s first key application is a payment gateway. This makes use of Blockchain technology to allow travel suppliers to deal directly with counter-parties, making payments cheaper and faster, and allowing individuals to build smart contracts for intelligent payment systems between suppliers.“Travel businesses transact around 7.8 trillion dollars per year globally but the largest travel suppliers in the world only use a handful of payment providers. The result is that airlines, hotels and other suppliers pay up to 780 billion dollars a year in fees just to manage their payment processes,” explains Bjorn Harvold.“If you talk to any travel supplier about this problem they will give you multiple reasons why the current system needs a fix. Third party players are expensive, entrenched and no longer necessary for the industry,” he adds.Payment gateways have been available on the Internet since the mid-1990s and function as a trusted clearinghouse for parties wishing to transact in fiat currencies (a.k.a legal tender). These gateways make sure the payment method is valid and that enough funds are available for a particular transaction. They then facilitate the movement of funds between a buyer and seller for a fee.The Travelkoin payment gateway takes the complexity and expense out of the travel industry’s innumerable daily transactions. Instead of relying on third party gateways, the platform allows for complex payments to be made with ease at no cost and safely.“Travelkoin payments are made using a public, de-centralized Blockchain. That means every travel supplier contributing to a specific transaction can remit and get paid within minutes, without third party fees, and with no additional action required,” says Martin Struschka. “Blockchains are also fully transparent, digital, distributed accounting ledgers, so they save significant time and money in the accounting department.”To manage risk and liquidity concerns, smart contracts are used to consolidate “who-gets-paid-when-and-how”. These digital envelopes push information to the Blockchain for verification and ensure the accurate distribution of funds – whether immediate, time-based, or location-based.Fuelling the system are Standard Travel Units (STUs), which maintain stability by providing a digitized form of tender that makes use of the near-real-time speeds of transfer that Blockchain technology facilitates directly between its members.“STUs are 100 percent collateralized on Travelkoin, so any amount of STU is always backed up by enough liquidity. If USD100 worth of STU is bought and used to settle an invoice in Europe, the equivalent of USD100 in Euro is credited to the receiving party,” explains Martin.The second key Travelcoin application is a built-in loyalty platform that integrates elements of gamification to offer practical, meaningful incentives to travelers and suppliers who add value to the online eco-system.Members earn additional value on the Blockchain through loyalty platforms and Travelkoin takes this concept to a whole new level by issuing Travelkoin tokens (TKTs) whenever a travel-related action occurs that adds value to the eco-system. This may be a commercial action such as making a booking, or participatory behavior such as writing a review.“Instead of joining every airline or hotel loyalty program, from which you gain just a few un-spendable points, Travelkoin offers real incentives to make use of the platform and makes it fun and valuable for each party involved, including the suppliers, ” says Bjorn.Travelkoin Tokens never expire and can be purchased using, or converted back into, fiat currencies. As all the services on Travelkoin can be exchanged for these loyalty tokens, the only way travel suppliers can access the platform’s services for free is to incentivize their customers to pay them, fully or partially, in TKTs. This leads to better relationships between suppliers, counter-parties and their customers.“Blockchain is often discussed in the context of financial services, but it is definitely not exclusive to the investment sector. For the travel industry, the real innovation of the Travelkoin Platform is that it combines the ability to transact using a stable settlement currency with the added value of an effective loyalty rewards program. This creates a unique and compelling reason to participate.”The Travelkoin Platform also comes with white labeling functions and works with user-friendly websites and mobile apps that allow travel suppliers to create accounts, manage their customers using smart contracts, create incentive schemes, and make payments. As the platform matures, new services will be offered to airlines, hoteliers and travel suppliers – all powered by Travelkoin Tokens.To find out more email disrupt@travelkoin.io or visit https://travelkoin.ioSource = Travelkoinlast_img read more

first_imgOTM is very well organised and my expectation is to network with as many travel agents as possible, and expose this beautiful brand of Macau to the travel industry. My entire experience in OTM has been very productive.last_img

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination June 1, 2015 547 Views Home Value Forecast says Millennials are Leading Urban Area Revival In an examination of whether millennials are helping inner cities experience a rebirth, the authors of ProTeck Valuation’s Home Value Forecast (HVF) for May determined that while some urban areas with populations dominated by millennials are thriving, urban recovery is still happening slowly nationwide, according to a press release from ProTeck on Monday.”While millennials’ impact can be seen, the rehabilitation of America’s inner cities does not happen with a broad brush,” said Tom O’Grady, CEO of Pro Teck Valuation Services.  “Change comes one building, then one neighborhood, then one ZIP code at a time.”In order to test the theory that millennials are causing a great migration back to the inner city, the HVF examined urban areas with millennial-dominated populations in two of the top 10 cities ranked by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) according to amenities important to millennials and job prospects (Minneapolis-St. Paul and Boston). What the HVF authors discovered was that the two urban areas examined to determine what impact millennials were having, the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis and South Boston, have withstood the housing bust and were at all-time highs.”The Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis is a vibrant community that embarked on a strategic plan to further engage residents and businesses. South Boston also has seen a transformation over the last few years into a thriving live-play-work space,” the authors wrote. “As we discussed in our September, 2014 HVF update, Market Trends Across the U.S. – How Economic Restructuring Affects Housing Affordability, metros at differing points in their economic restructuring have different affordability. Smart companies are looking at affordability and moving to where there is a large percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Boston and Minneapolis are number 4 and number 7, respectively, on the list and look well poised for future housing appreciation.”In addition to Minneapolis-St. Paul and Boston, cities mentioned in the AIER research as the most highly educated metros were Austin, Denver, New York City, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Four of those cities, Denver, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle, were ranked among the top 10 metros in the latest HVF.”Educated millennials are gravitating to cities and we believe this is creating an urban revival in many key metros across the country,” O’Grady said.The May HVF update ranks the 10 best and worst performing metros according to market condition ranking model. The rankings, run monthly for single-family home markets in the top 200 core-based statistical areas (CBSAs), use leading real estate market indicators such as sales/listing activity and prices, months of remaining inventory, days on the market, sold-to-list price ratio, foreclosure percentage, and REO activity, according to ProTeck.The top CBSAs in April as reported in the May HVF were Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington; Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California; Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California; Vallejo-Fairfield, California; Bellingham, Washington; Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona; San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, California; Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, California; and Reno, Nevada.The bottom CBSAs in April as reported in the May HVF were Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland; Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida; Elgin, Illinois; Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield, Florida;Gary, Indiana; Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas; Lake County-Kenosha County, Illinois-Wisconsin; Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida; Memphis, Tennessee-Mississippi-Arkansas; and Rockford, Illinois.”Seattle joins Bellingham, WA in the top ten this month,” O’Grady said. “Denver, Phoenix and Reno also are in the ranks of the top 10, which have been dominated by California metros such as San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley. All of the metro areas in the top 10 have less than five months of remaining inventory with San Francisco having less than two months. Also, the foreclosure percentage of sales is well below 10 percent in every market.”center_img Home Value Forecast ProTeck Valuation Urban Area Revival 2015-06-01 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

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So those are the sort of things we will be more aware of going forward but a span of two games is very little to judge how we have gone so far with DRS.

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more than two months after a disproportionate assets case was registered against him by the Mumbai unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). 2012 12:41 am Related News Poonam Sharma, which focusses on the bond shared by a Pakistani mute girl and an Indian man,things get blown out of proportion.the actor had filed a counter-complaint saying he had acted in defence. Here Jennings was confronted with a dry pitch that turned and bounced, where he forms part of an acclaimed triumvirate along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. informed the commission that the department had failed to comply with the directions issued in 2014.there are 154 ordinary buses. But Saketh and you lost against New Zealand. Saketh and me did lose in New Zealand But what about the other two ties that we won We won in India (against Chinese Taipei) and we won in Korea as well Just because a team has lost once doesn’t mean automatically we change them Also against New Zealand the players we lost to were Artem Sitak and Marcus Daniell And Daniell is not even in the team coming to Pune If I was somebody looking at this I would do my homework Check who’s playing what who’s done what At the end of the day you’re representing your country Tomorrow if I play Roger Federer and lose one set 7-6 then win the second set then lost the third 6-0 it doesn’t make a difference I didn’t move to the second round People will say ‘ok you played a great set’ but I still didn’t move to the next round What do you make of the three-singles-one-doubles player strategy I’ll support the captain’s decision Last time we played in Bangalore against Indonesia was the same thing They wanted three singles and one doubles And they picked Leander Paes because he was the highest-ranked player So what I’m saying is let’s have some consistency Don’t have one year saying you’re picking the highest-ranked player and then the next year you’re not because somebody won one set Makes no sense Also when you pick singles players your number one player should be ready to play all three days In Chandigarh at eight in the morning they called me and said I need to play today because the singles player was not fit enough So you need to pick a singles player who is ready to play all three days and if he isn’t ready then find an alternative If you have your number one player there then if not three days then at least two days for sure he should be able to play You can’t just play one match If you look at Andy Murray Great Britain won their title (2015) because Murray played single-doubles-singles We want to qualify for the World Group The last time was in 2011 In 2010 we beat Brazil in Chennai with three doubles and one singles player So sometimes it’s not just the question of picking three singles players and one doubles player It should be to see if someone is fit enough to be there for three days and whether he can handle the pressure and situations there So what’s the ideal system Have some consistency Follow some rules Tomorrow if ranking becomes a criterion the ranking is picking itself and nobody is going to question it Follow a system where not one player can question it But there is zero consistency There was an article quoting SP Misra saying ‘Leander and Rohan performed badly against Czech Republic so we can’t fit them’ Six months ago I was saying exactly the same thing before Rio Today the same logic I gave them then they’re giving it back to me now So how come six months ago the best team for Rio was that and six months later it’s not logical And in 2013 you’re picking your highest-ranked player and then in 2016 you’re not picking your highest-ranked player Follow a system Follow something that’s going to make a difference Rumour is that Leander Paes was picked so he can complete his Davis Cup doubles record… If they’re doing that that’s the wrong thing You’re not picking players for their own individual record You’re picking players because they have to play for a country a team The team comes first not the individual If they’re going on that basis it’s wrong When you’re doing it for yourself you can do what you want But when you’re playing for the country the country comes first That shows there is no respect for the country There’s always controversy in Indian tennis during team matches and never during tour matches… That’s because there is no system (of selection) If there was a system there wouldn’t be any controversy It’s frustrating for players On the circuit nobody can question things because they follow rules Over here there are no rules It’s all according to convenience You can’t choose according to convenience per year You weren’t available for the tie against Spain Do you think AITA held that against you I had a knee injury I got in the mixed doubles at the US Open So I called the captain there itself and told him I’ve hurt my knee And the physio there asked me to take 10 days off Genuinely for any player who plays constantly from January to October injuries are part of the game So I called the captain from the US itself and told him what the physio had said after they got the scans So I skipped the Davis Cup week and the week after the tournament You wrote a letter about you and Saketh being a better combination for the Olympics But now they’ve cut you out of the picture… They’re going by compatibility and partnership That’s exactly what I was going by six months ago But unfortunately six months ago compatibility and partnership was not logical to them But today it is logical They’re saying Leander and I didn’t do well against the Czech Republic in September 2015 And that’s what I told them before Rio as well But they said ‘no this is the best team’ What do you make of Mahesh Bhupathi as captain I didn’t know about it until I saw the news None of us were even asked or told about it (from the AITA) We heard that there was going to be a captain change I didn’t even know that Mahesh was going to be captain till I read the news I was in IPTL with him and I didn’t know Only once I found out I sent him a message congratulating him What will he bring to the team The fact that he’s been on the tour till pretty much last year he knows all the players (foreign) and how they play That’s what will make a difference once he becomes the captain And if they’re looking for a new captain for the future that’s how they need to think of the team at the same time You don’t look at the team one tie at a time They’re looking at him for the future He knows the players well so they will be comfortable with him too just like with Anand He has played against the majority of the players so he knows their weaknesses Also the fact that he’s been part of the team with Yuki (Bhambri) Saketh Ram (Ramkumar Ramanathan) So tomorrow if we have any doubts nobody is hesitant to ask him and he’ll tell them how it is With Mahesh coming in what’ll that spell for Leander on the team Like I said if you just follow a system then no matter who the captain is or who the player is you don’t have to worry Only when there is no system then that’s when all these things come into play And there is no system That has to change Do you think Mahesh will be able to bring about that change That’ll be great if we can get a system going with him as captain I’m not saying ‘pick me for the next tie’ I’m just saying follow a system then the system will pick players Tomorrow if Purav Raja and Divij Sharan are ranked higher then done Pick them Whether I’ve won so many tournaments or not doesn’t matter About the incumbent what made Anand Amritraj a good captain He was always a great captain The first time I played under him was at the 2002 Busan Asian Games He always motivates you on court keeps you relaxed he’s always fun to be with When we went to Korea and beat them at home for the first time it was under Anand There were only six of us We went out for dinners and camaraderie was great under Anand as captain For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 6 2016 3:06 am Top News The Centre has asked the state government to deposit Rs 2231856 towards deputation of personnel from Rapid Action Force (armed unit of Central Reserve Police Force) for duty during Ramzan In a government resolution issued on July 5 the home department has confirmed the funds will be released as per the rules laid by the state finance department this year According to the GR the funds will go for deployment of personnel across the state for the period of Ramzan from July 5 to the dusk of July 7 2016 The RAF is a anti-riot unit and can be deployed only under the orders of the ministry of home affairs It is a reserved batallion kept only to be deployed in situations of tension or second-tier force assisting the local units For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsSerena Williams said on Thursday she is treating the upcoming US Open just like any other even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year’s final grand slam may have The three-times defending champion enters the Aug 31-Sept 13 tournament in New York as the odds-on favourite to win and become the first player in 27 years to complete a Grand Slam by capturing all four majors in one season File photo of Serena Williams AFP "I don’t feel that fresh pressure" Williams who has already claimed the Australian Open French Open and Wimbledon titles in 2015 said after the draw for the US Open "If I make it far maybe I’ll start to feel pressure But as of now I really don’t feel any I’m just here to perform and do the best I can" Williams said that going for her second ‘Serena Slam’ at Wimbledon where she triumphed in July to hold all four slam titles at once prepared her for the media onslaught at this US Open "At Wimbledon I was going for the second Serena Slam That is rare That really gave me the best practice and preparation in terms of going for the Grand Slam" Williams said Williams dominating the women’s game at the advanced age of 33 would join Maureen Connolly (1953) Margaret Court (1970) and Steffi Graf (1988) as the only female Grand Slam winners But Williams is playing for much more A victory would be her record-setting seventh US Open singles triumph pushing her past Chris Evert on the all-time tournament list in the Open era It would also tie her with Graf at 22 grand slam singles titles for second place on the all-time list behind Court (24) “There’s always another record then there’s always another person to catch up with or to pass” said Williams who won her first grand slam singles title at the 1999 US Open Lacking a primary rival Williams has grown even better in the slams notching eight wins going back to the 2012 season She gives her coach Patrick Mouratoglou credit “Working with Patrick has helped me a lot and helped me to achieve that consistency and have different goals change different elements in my game and also just be overall a better competitor on every single surface and every single match" she said Williams would not be drawn into comparisons with other greats of the game “I never really thought I would be in this position where I would even be talking about records talking about passing Steffi Graf or even mentioning Margaret Court" she said “I just grew up trying to be the best that I could “I can sit here and say that I’m the greatest player that I’ve been able to be It’s really difficult to compare one generation to another" Williams seeking her fourth consecutive US Open title may not be obsessed with numbers but she does pay attention “I do read numbers and I do see numbers" she said "I believe in those numbers" Reuters Former captain Allan Border has slammed Matt Renshaw for retiring midway through his innings due to a "stomach bug" and feels the young Australian opener had to be "half dead" to be back in the dressing room on day one of the first Test against India Renshaw chatted with umpires right after the opening stand of 82 runs ended with the fall of David Warner He then had a conversation with incoming batsman Steve Smith and following the hand signals towards the dressing room the southpaw was confirmed to be "retired hurt" Australia’s captian Steve Smith (L) and onfield umpire Nigel Llong of England (C) look on as Matthew Renshaw holds his stomach while running back to the pavilion AFP However Renshaw’s approach did not go down well with Border The opener came back into the middle and ended with a fighting 68 in his first ever Test match in Asia "I hope he’s lying on the table in there half dead" Border told Fox Sports "Otherwise as captain I would not be happy I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before He’s obviously just got an upset stomach to some degree and he was probably trying to use the situation where David Warner had just been dismissed to race off the ground and go to the toilet "What happened in the ensuring time there I can’t ever think of a situation like that that’s happened before where someone’s gone off because they’re a bit ill" Border was not at all sympathetic "If David Warner hadn’t got out then he wouldn’t have even thought about it It’s a bit of an odd situation He probably thought he had time to race off the ground and get back on while the new batsman was coming out to the crease "I can tell you what if Shaun Marsh was dismissed in those last 15 minutes I would’ve been ropeable as captain" Border added The two teams that finished bottom of the IPL table in 2015 faced off at the Kotla in Delhi on Friday night Both Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils had lost their opening fixture this year and would have been looking at this match as a chance to get their first win in this year’s tournament In reality there was only one team that looked likely to win and that was the Daredevils Last year’s bottom-placed team Kings XI Punjab lost Murali Vijay in the second over and lost the plot in the rest of their innings Another top order collapse as Shaun Marsh of Kings XI Punjab was dismissed for an underwhelming 13 BCCI It was a well-worn trope that the Kings XI gave us The top order failed the middle order exposed to the new ball failed the lower order gave us some lusty blows and then failed and the team set an uncompetitive total For the second match in a row Manan Vohra impressed making 32 from 24 balls one of only three KXIP batsmen to score at better than a run a ball As the others were Mohit Sharma who was batting at nine and Pardeep Sahu batting at ten it isn’t difficult see just how terrible this inning was for the visitors It was all so predictable that the only surprise was in the team selection In the first match loss to the Gujarat Lions one of the few positives was the batting of Marcus Stoinis For some reason Kings XI decided to leave him out for Shaun Marsh Predictably the less exciting Marsh brother who hasn’t played T20 since January and who hasn’t played any cricket in a month underwhelmed with his 13 runs from 16 balls Stoinis made twice as many runs twice as fast in the opening fixture A four-wicket burst from Amit Mishra effectively ended this game as a sporting spectacle as he dismissed Vohra Shaun Marsh David Miller and Glenn Maxwell in the space of 16 balls of his spell Maxwell is such a fascinating batsman He can make the game look so easy but more often than not he makes it look very hard He has played for KXIP 34 times He has made four fifties; all of them in his brilliant 2014 season where he helped the team get to the final Since the end of IPL 7 he has averaged 18 in T20 cricket In the IPL his highest score since that stellar season two years ago is just 43 Maxwell is undoubtedly one of the most exciting players in the world; the concern for any team that picks him is the long batting troughs in between the massive peaks This franchise is so dependent on his runs that it only adds to this issue This was the archetypal Maxwell low score His team were 52-3 and in danger of collapsing to an uncompetitive total While still yet to get off the mark he tried hitting the ball out the ground to the third delivery he faced He was well caught at long off by Carlos Brathwaite All of a sudden the team were 52-4 and were collapsing to an uncompetitive total Not that I would change anything about him or the way he plays It is far too much fun to watch to want him to do anything different whether he succeeds or fails Such was the familiarity of this performance you would have been mistaken for thinking they had accidentally tuned in to a rerun of a Kings XI match from last year Miller and Maxwell fail the team loses Having set a total of just 111-9 the Kings XI were in need of a perfect bowling and fielding performance While they had batted poorly this was a difficult pitch that was offering assistance to spinners and seamers Instead Kings XI fluffed that part of the game as well First Murali Vijay dropped Quinton de Kock when the South African opener was on just seven runs Then Pardeep Sahu completely deceived de Kock and a relatively simple stumping chance was missed by Wriddhiman Saha when he was on 22 As de Kock went on to make a match winning 59 not out the Kings XI were left to wonder what might have been Chances are the Daredevils would still have won and won easily but at no point did the Kings XI give themselves a chance They were like that friend who is on the verge of drinking too much an office party You warn them to stop but they still pour another shot of tequila before calling the boss a prick and photocopying their genitals and pinning it on the notice board next to the coffee machine It is ugly and unfortunate but they had no one but themselves to blame By the time Axar Patel took the wicket of Sanju Samson after he had put on 91 runs in partnership with de Kock it was all too late The Kings XI had sobered up slightly and were thinking that perhaps the fielding equivalent of a verbal assault on the boss was a bad idea But the deed was done the match was lost And lost badly The Daredevils had eight wickets and 39 balls that went unused The Kings XI Punjab record is played two lost two failed to compete in two Something needs to happen to turn this around If you have an idea of what can be done perhaps you could put something on a postcard and send it to the team hotel

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