Oreillons symptômes vaccin traitement de quoi sagitil

first_imgOreillons : symptômes, vaccin, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?Les oreillons sont une maladie virale contagieuse. Ils touchent principalement les enfants à partir de trois ans mais peuvent également concerner les adultes.Définition : qu’est ce que les oreillons ?Les oreillons sont une maladie virale contagieuse caractérisée par une inflammation des glandes salivaires situées sous les oreilles. Ils touchent principalement les enfants à partir de trois ans.  Transmission des oreillons Les oreillons sont dus à un paramyxovirus ou virus ourlien qui se transmet par la salive. La contamination se fait par contact direct avec une personne infectée ou lorsque des gouttelettes sont expulsées dans l’air par la toux ou un éternuement.La maladie est la plus contagieuseune semaine avant et une semaine après l’apparition des symptômes. Une personne ne peut être affectée par les oreillons qu’une seule fois dans sa vie. Symptômes des oreillonsLa période d’incubation des oreillons est d’environ trois semaines. La maladie apparaît alors de façon soudaine. On constate généralement les symptômes suivants : – gonflement douloureux des glandes parotides situées sous les oreilles (le plus souvent des deux côtés du visage)- douleurs au niveau des oreilles- douleurs lors de la mastication- fièvre plus ou moins élevée (entre 38°C et 39,5°C) – maux de tête (céphalées) – perte d’appétit – grande fatigue Oreillons chez l’adulteSi les oreillons sont une maladie généralement bénigne chez l’enfant, elle peut entraîner de sérieuses complications à l’âge adulte. Celles-ci peuvent atteindre d’autres glandes ou le système nerveux. L’orchite apparaît dans un cas sur deux chez les adolescents ou les jeunes adultes. Il s’agit de l’inflammation d’un testicule. Cela se traduit par un gonflement douloureux sept à dix jours après l’apparition des premiers symptômes et dans le pire des cas, une stérilité. Plus rarement, on peut constater une pancréatite, soit une inflammation du pancréas. Du point de vue neurologique, les oreillons peuvent atteindre les nerfs auditifs et provoquer une perte de l’audition. Une méningite peut également apparaître dans certains cas. Chez la femme enceinte, les oreillons augmentent les risques d’une fausse-couche lors du premier trimestre de grossesse. En revanche, le fœtus ne risque pas de malformation. Traitement des oreillonsLes oreillons ne nécessitent pas de traitement. En effet, la maladie étant d’origine virale, les antibiotiques sont inefficaces et donc inutiles. Du paracétamol peut néanmoins être prescrit pour lutter contre la fièvre et les céphalées. À lire aussiLes enfants de CM2 ne sont pas assez vaccinés contre l’hépatite BPour une guérison rapide, il est conseillé de se reposer et de boire régulièrement. Les aliments mous (soupe, purée, yaourt) sont recommandés afin de ne pas trop souffrir lors de la mastication. Prévention et vaccination des oreillons La seule prévention véritablement efficace des oreillons est le vaccin ROR (rubéole – oreillons – rougeole). Deux doses sont nécessaires, la première à l’âge d’un an et la seconde entre 16 et 18 mois. Si vous n’avez pas été vacciné durant votre enfance, il est conseillé d’en parler à votre médecin.Le 8 février 2016 à 14:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Apples 29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Ends December 31

first_img These Razer Cases Will Keep Your iPhone 11 Cool While GamingiPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More Problems Stay on target Own an iPhone 6 or later and having battery issues? Here’s a reminder that you just have a few weeks to score a replacement battery from Apple for $29. After December 31, the price for a battery replacement will more than double to $79.Apple’s $29 battery replacement program for out-of-warranty iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X devices, ends December 31, 2018.Last year, Apple acknowledged that it had been quietly “throttling”  or reducing the function of iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and SE models when the battery is old, cold, or low on power. To “address customer concerns,” Apple reduced the price of out-of-warranty iPhone 6 and later battery replacements by $50 — from $79 to $29.So if you own an iPhone 6 or later model with battery issues, make sure to head to an Apple Store near you before December 31. Note, however, that the deal also only applies once per iPhone, so if you had your battery replaced already, you can’t avail of a second replacement.If you’re not experiencing severe battery issues with your iPhone, it could still be good to get your battery replaced before the program ends so you can avoid potential problems after December 31.More on Geek.comApple Reveals Most Popular iPhone Apps of 2018Suspect Remotely Wipes iPhone X as It Sits in Police EvidenceOops: Apple’s Squid Emoji Is Upside-Downlast_img read more

Indian proboxer Neeraj Goyat ruled out of clash with Amir Khan due

first_imgNeeraj Goyat and Amir Khan.ReutersIndian professional boxer Neeraj Goyat was ruled out of his much-anticipated clash with Pakistani-origin British boxer Amir Khan on Wednesday after the former met with a car accident Boxer Neeraj Goyat, who has met with a car accident. Both of them were supposed to fight it out against each other at next month’s WBC Pearl World Championship on July 12 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.”We are very sad to inform that our star Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat, who was preparing for his mega-fight against Amir Khan, met with a car accident last night that has caused him severe injuries on his head, face and left arm. He is currently in hospital and we wish him a speedy recovery,” said Bill Dosanjh, Promoter of the Super BoxingLeague, said in a statement as reported by Business Standard.He further added, “We are in the process of looking for Neeraj’s replacement.”The 27-year-old boxer met with the accident while returning home after training. The WBC Asia welterweight titleholder was going to fight the biggest bout of his career as he was supposed to take on two-time world champion and Olympic silver medalist Amir Khan at the King Abdullah Sports City.The Indian pro-boxer has a record of 11 wins which includes two knockouts. On the other hand, Amir was the holder of the WBC silver welterweight title from the year 2014 to 2016 but he lost in his last outing against Terence Crawford in New York for the WBO welterweight title failing in his quest to become a two-weight champion.India’s luck in professional boxing has not been quite favourable in the past as Vijender Singh’s much-awaited professional debut in the USA was also delayed due to an injury he suffered during a sparring session in Los Angeles. Vijender Singh has been unbeaten till now in his professional career of 10 bouts and has clinched the WBO Asia Pacific super welterweight title.last_img read more

US wants reflection of peoples will in Bangladesh polls

first_imgVisiting US principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells addressing a press conference in Dhaka on MondayThe US administration called upon the government to fulfill its commitment to holding a free fair, credible and participatory election that reflects the will of the Bangladeshi people.A senior US state department official also asked Dhaka to protect civil liberties, especially freedom of speech and press.“Bangladesh’s future success depends upon strengthening of its democratic institutions and governing structures,” visiting US principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells said at a press briefing at a city hotel on Monday.Highlighting the importance that the US government placed on Bangladesh’s role in its Indo-Pacific Strategy, she said the governments of the two countries were very much aligned in their visions for a ‘free, open, rules-based and interconnected region’Ambassador Alice Wells mentioned that in recognition of Bangladesh’s role in supporting the Indo-Pacific strategy, the US recently announced $40 million in foreign military financing for Bangladesh.Its aim is to enhance its coastal radar system, modernise and enhance its patrol boat fleet and provide training in support of expanded maritime interdiction, all part of the Bay of Bengal initiative, she added.Asked if the US Indo-Pacific Strategy was aimed at countering China, she rejected the view and said it was a ‘very comprehensive strategy’ for a free and open Indian Ocean, involving military ties, trade and investment.Pointing out that $26 trillion would be required for development in the region, she added, “This could not be done by one country alone.”The US official insisted that Washington would like to see all countries involved in the exercise, but ensuing proper labour standards and avoiding predatory debt which had been faced by certain countries in the region.In reply to a query about the elections in Bangladesh, the US official said during her discussions with the Bangladesh government officials, she had underscored the US support for free, transparent and contested elections. “The choice of the Bangladesh people should be reflected in the election,” she said, “and so our efforts are to ensure that the conditions exist for this to happen.”Ambassador Alice Wells expressed concern at the recently enacted Digital Security Act, saying there was need for the civil society and the government to discuss the law and to make any necessary changes.“It was important to have a law in this regard, but not at the cost of democracy and development,” she said.About the independence of the election commission in Bangladesh, she said it was important for the government and the commission to take all steps for a transparent, fair and contested election. “It is deeply in Bangladesh’s interests to have a free and far election.”Referring to her visit to the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, the US official commended the generosity of the government and the people of Bangladesh in responding to the humanitarian crisis. She said the US was committed to assisting Bangladesh in responding to the crisis and has provided over $345 million in humanitarian assistance specifically in Bangladesh since August 2017.“We continue to call upon the government of Burma (Myanmar) to create conditions for the Rohingya to return voluntarily to their former places of residence in Burma in safety and with dignity,” she said, adding, “We also continue to call for accountability for those responsible for the violence in the Burmese security forces.”Prior to her current assignment, Alice Wells also served as US ambassador to Jordan, the US minister-counselor for political affairs in Moscow, the political officer at the US embassy in New Dehli, in Islamabad and in Riyadh.last_img read more

UT System Oil Money Is A Gusher For Its Administration — And

first_img Share  In written comments to the Texas Tribune, McRaven rejected the idea that the UT System has grown too big. Much of its increased budget, he said, has been the result of efforts to lower costs at the university level.For instance, he said the system has spent tens of millions on software licenses, property insurance and digital library services that otherwise would have been paid for by each campus. He also said many of the new staff were hired to ease burdens for individual campuses.Many of those initiatives were implemented before McRaven took over. Cigarroa, who signed off on many of them, said they were attempts to keep tuition down at campuses other than UT-Austin, since state law prohibited those schools from receiving cash from the oil fund.“To actually save money on [those] campuses, you have got to start thinking a little creatively,” Cigarroa said. Not all of those moves were successful, however. In 2014, the system committed $31 million per year to centralize audit and IT services in hopes that the savings would allow campuses to keep tuition flat. But the budget for those projects grew by millions because of problems with the IT transition, and the auditing consolidation proved to be a failure. The system decided in May to return the auditors to the campuses.  Overall, McRaven said the system has an “excellent track record” at saving money for the campuses through consolidation. But regents are pushing for more of the oil fund to go directly to UT-Austin. Last month, they instructed McRaven to redirect $26 million from the system to the university. That means UT-Austin can expect $338 million in oil money for the upcoming school year.It’s unclear if any of that new money will go to financial aid. UT-Austin officials say they prefer to use their oil funds to raise the school’s stature by hiring new faculty and promoting research. The oil money only makes up 10 percent of the school’s revenue, and administrators say they use other sources of money to provide financial aid to students.In a brief chat with reporters recently, McRaven tried not to make too much of the fact that change may be coming. The regents are in a “constant review process” when it comes to spending, he said, “always looking at how we manage access and affordability, and an exceptional faculty.”Asked if he would like to stay on as chancellor after his contract expires, McRaven simply said, “I’m really enjoying working with this board … the new board members are great to work with. We have not had a discussion.”Pressed further, he again said, “I can tell you I very much enjoy working with the board.” Callie Richmond for The Texas TribuneOil and gas extracted from state land in West Texas has helped create unprecedented wealth for the University of Texas System.On a square of dirt surrounded by sun-scorched grassland, hundreds of miles from Austin, a huge iron pumpjack creaks up and down. It runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, generating as much as $7,000 worth of oil per day.It’s surrounded by thousands of others, drawing from billions of dollars’ worth of oil and gas under this ground, which is all controlled by the University of Texas System. And thanks to the fracking boom, workers are pulling out far more oil from each square of West Texas dirt — millions of gallons a day.Each barrel pulled from the ground adds a few more dollars to the Permanent University Fund, a $19.5 billion pot that supports an endowment for the UT and Texas A&M University systems. In recent years, the annual cash payout from this oil fund has exploded: In 2011, the UT System — which oversees UT-Austin and 13 other campuses — received $352 million from the fund. This year, it will receive $603 million, and about half will flow directly to its flagship campus in Austin (the Texas A&M System will receive about $300 million).That has helped UT System become one of the richest educational institutions in the world, part of a rarefied club that includes Harvard, Yale and Stanford.But unlike the other members of the club, the UT System is a public institution and must disclose how it spends the money.Those disclosures show that the wealth hasn’t created a windfall for students. The money that filters down to them in the form of financial aid amounts to a trickle of roughly $40 million. That includes about $3 million for UT-Austin’s 40,000 undergraduates, and approximately $35 million for its graduate students. Meanwhile, the amount the UT System has spent on its general administration quadrupled since 2011 to a peak of $143 million in the last academic year. And it has committed huge sums to some controversial initiatives proposed by the past two UT chancellors, including:$215 million to buy 300 acres of empty land in Houston, with no concrete plans for how to use it. After a political backlash, the system now says it plans to sell the land.$100 million devoted to an in-house educational technology startup that has struggled to meet its goals.$141 million on a new 17-story office tower in expensive downtown Austin to house hundreds of system employees.All those dollars could have otherwise gone directly to UT-Austin, which has seen its financial support from the state decline and has raised its annual tuition by $1,500 since 2010.  UT System leaders say they are being smart with the oil money. State law imposes some spending limits, and they say their administrative expansion has meant big savings for UT campuses by consolidating expensive services. But many state leaders, and some members of the system’s own governing board, have begun questioning how all those millions are being spent. “It looks to me like an entity that has a lot more money than they know what to do with,” Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, told UT’s chancellor during a tense committee hearing in January.The nine-member UT Board of Regents, which approved all those big-ticket expenditures in recent years, will meet this week. Since a group of more skeptical regents joined the board this spring, many members have signaled that they’re ready to rein in the system’s spending.“There’s a very significant and growing top-down, expensive architecture that … provides, I believe, very little, if any, return on investment,” Regent Janiece Longoria said during a meeting this May.The complaints have created a tense situation for UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven, who has defended many of the big-ticket projects and whose contract expires in January. This week he will tell regents that he wants to cut $15 million from the system administration’s budget. Even then, the budget will be three times what it was in 2011. “The UT System Administration’s first and foremost responsibility is to the institutions — period!” McRaven wrote in response to questions for this story. “However, running a 21st century university system requires leveraging the size, scale and diversity of the 14 institutions to better serve the broader educational and health care needs of the people of Texas.”Endowment nearly doubled during fracking boomUT gained access to its oil riches more than 140 years ago, though no one knew at the time. In 1876, when Texas ratified the sixth and current version of its Constitution, the authors ordered the state to create a “university of the first class.” Over the next few years, the state set aside 2.1 million acres in West Texas to help fund an endowment for the new school.At the time, the land — which covers an area larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined — seemed like little more than useless brushland that could barely support cattle grazing.But after oil was discovered in Texas in 1901, UT System leaders began to suspect there was oil under their West Texas ground. In 1923, a wildcatter named Frank Pickrell was the first to strike at a well called Santa Rita No. 1, kicking off a rush that hasn’t stopped since.These days, the university land is just as hot and dry, but not nearly as sparse. Hundreds of oil wells dot the horizon, surrounded by networks of dirt roads, pipelines and big man-made pools of water. Now that the fracking boom has caused a new oil rush in West Texas, more than 7,000 roughnecks, drillers and truck drivers trudge out of hotels and portable buildings each morning to work on the land.As the oil and gas flows into pipelines, the money flows into the Permanent University Fund, which has grown from $10.7 billion in 2010 to $19.5 billion today.The system preserves the fund for the long-term by spending only a small fraction of it every year. Still, that amounts to $603 million for the UT System alone in 2017 — more than the Legislature spends on its main financial aid program for low-income students across the state.The Texas Constitution says the UT System can only spend the oil money on capital projects and administration. Whatever the system doesn’t use goes to UT-Austin, which is free to spend it on whatever it wants. But the university spends only a small fraction of the money on student financial aid.Emily Albracht/The Texas TribuneHow the oil money flows through the UT SystemExperts who’ve looked at the scant information available on private universities say they probably use their endowment funds the same way.But politicians from both parties are calling for change. Last year, even Donald Trump jumped into the debate, when the then-presidential candidate accused colleges of spending their “massive endowments” on “things that don’t matter.”“Too many of these universities don’t use the money to help with the tuition and student debt,” he said at a Pennsylvania campaign rally. “Instead, these universities use the money to pay their administrators, or put donors’ names on buildings, or just store the money, keep it and invest it.”$100 million for a startupUniversities faced grim financial news in 2011 as state lawmakers passed historic budget cuts — including more than a half billion dollars from higher education. But thanks to the oil boom and some good investments, the UT System learned the oil fund would deliver a record cash payout of $400 million in the coming year. Flush with that new cash, administrators found new ways to spend it.Hoping to unite system leaders behind a new vision for the future of higher education in Texas, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa locked himself in his official residence with a group of advisors for nearly two days. He emerged with what he called a “Framework for Excellence” for the system — one that would largely be financed by the oil fund.The framework had nine “planks,” including improving science education, building new research centers, hiring new faculty and developing online learning tools. All nine regents approved the plan without asking a single question, and they gave Cigarroa an initial investment of $244 million to implement it.The plan was seen as so visionary that Cigarroa was invited to the White House to talk about it — twice. Bob Daemmrich for the Texas TribuneFormer University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa at a Board of Regents meeting in 2013.l instead go back to its old online platform from an outside vendor. As a result, the memo says, “students will likely incur additional costs.” It’s not clear how much.Costs had already been going up for students. In 2016, the regents approved tuition increases at all the system’s campuses. At UT-Austin, that increase was projected to raise $30 million.Richard Vedder, a professor and expert on college endowments from Ohio University, said that many universities have spent their wealth on initiatives like the Institute for Transformational Learning.“There’s justification for wanting to innovate and all, but … that’s a lot of money,” he said. “I would throw a million, or two million, into a pilot study, maybe. But $100 million — that’s tuition for 10,000 students.”“We have more money than sense”Today, after six years and about $50 million of UT System money spent, enthusiasm for the institute among many of the regents is waning fast.“It appears that we spend a goodly sum on initiatives like this,” new regent Longoria said at an April meeting, two months after she began her second stint on the board. She added that to the outside observer, it appears “we have more money than sense.”“Let me assure you, we take the stewardship of these resources very seriously,” McRaven countered, adding that the institute would eventually generate revenue and was a “worthwhile endeavor.”“I don’t disagree with that,” Longoria responded. “But why has it taken over five years, and we still don’t have a product?”Soon after that meeting, the institute’s top two executives resigned.In retrospect, system leaders say that the initial vision might have been too ambitious.“There was not the foundation of a business plan at the time [the institute was launched],” said Steve Leslie, a UT System vice chancellor who began overseeing the institute in 2015.The institute is still working on a plan to achieve financial sustainability, Leslie said. Preliminary budget documents suggest that the institute will face cuts, but don’t specify how much. Meanwhile, its next big play — a redesigned cybersecurity program at the University of Texas at San Antonio — is set to launch this fall.Leslie said the best is yet to come for the institute.“It was expensive,” he said. “But it led to where we are now, which has also been expensive.“But … what this platform is going to provide is worth it, if we get to the finish line in ways that we think we will.”“A risk and a gamble”Cigarroa stepped down in early 2015. The regents tapped McRaven, a UT-Austin graduate and retired Navy admiral, to take his place.He had no higher education experience, but his hiring generated a lot of buzz. He’d orchestrated the famous Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. And McRaven was passionate about cutting bureaucracy and red tape.But McRaven wanted to make his mark, too. Almost a year into the job, in November 2015, he presented his own ambitious vision for the UT System called the “Quantum Leaps.” The leaps, he said, were “about improving the human condition in every town, every city, for every man, woman and child.”And they would make heavy use of the UT System’s cut of the oil fund, which by then had grown to $544 million.Some of the Quantum Leaps aligned with the goals of most public universities — increasing student success, hiring talented faculty and growing diversity. Others address specific interests of McRaven’s, such as the creation of a UT Network for National Security and “an effort akin to the Manhattan Project to understand, prevent, treat and cure diseases of the brain.”None raised more eyebrows than the last Quantum Leap, which was also among the most expensive — a plan to expand into Houston by buying hundreds of acres there.As McRaven spoke, artist’s renderings flashed on a screen, showing dozens of buildings, along with sports fields and tree-lined boulevards. McRaven said he didn’t know exactly how the land would be used, but that it would create an “intellectual hub” for the UT System and be a “game changer.”  Michael Stravato for the Texas TribuneThe University of Texas System bought more than 300 acres of land in southwest Houston for $215 million. It now plans to sell the land.McRaven wrapped up his hour-long presentation to the regents by declaring that the system would “act with unparalleled boldness.”“I hope your bold gamble in allowing this old sailor to lead this great institution will be a winning hand,” he said.The boardroom burst into applause, and McRaven got a standing ovation. Regents were just as thrilled, if not more, than they had been by Cigarroa’s own nine-part vision four years earlier. And just as before, they gave their new chancellor tens of millions of dollars from the oil fund.But outside the room, the Houston plan was a surprise. Many state legislators learned about it from the news, or from an e-mail sent right before McRaven’s speech. Houston lawmakers were furious, fearing the new campus would bring unwanted competition to the nearby University of Houston.In the following weeks, McRaven received a cascade of requests from legislators urging him to slow down the process. But he didn’t. In January 2016, just three months after McRaven announced the Quantum Leaps, the UT System closed on the first 100 acres. It would eventually secure more than 300 acres at a cost of $215 million, all of which would come from the oil fund.The criticism mounted. During public hearings, legislators pressed for more details about McRaven’s plans for the land. McRaven repeatedly insisted he didn’t have any yet. Meanwhile, lawmakers were pondering another round of major cuts to higher education funding — and they wanted to know more about how the UT System was spending its oil money.Tensions peaked this January, when McRaven told members of the Senate Finance Committee that the hundreds of millions’ worth of cuts they were considering would have a “potentially devastating” effect on the UT System.Lawmakers eventually backed off on the cuts, but that day the senators weren’t sympathetic.“I don’t think you give a damn what the Legislature thinks,” said Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, practically yelling. He said he couldn’t believe McRaven was complaining about state funding cuts while spending hundreds of millions of dollars on empty land.McRaven responded testily: “If you don’t do something big, bold, you don’t become a great University of Texas System. This could very well be a risk and a gamble.”Senators had other examples of what they called unwise spending from the oil fund. They questioned the $1.5 million McRaven wanted to spend on studying how to brand the UT System. And they complained about the $141 million office tower in downtown Austin, which had been approved before McRaven was hired.McRaven pushed back again. He pointed out that the new office tower would save money by consolidating the system’s staff from five buildings into one. He added that the state Constitution places limits on how the oil money can be spent.But the tide was turning against him. The same day as the tense committee hearing, lawmakers appointed three new UT regents, who promised they would tell system leaders “no” when administrators pursued projects that weren’t in the best interests of the state.Within weeks, McRaven changed his mind on the Houston land. In a hastily called press conference on March 1, he announced that the tract would be put up for sale.“I was unable to build a shared vision for moving this project forward,” he recalled recently.‘This is all about the students’Since then, the pressure on McRaven has only increased, even from people who had previously been supportive of his goals. At a board meeting in May, Regent Steve Hicks apologized to his colleagues for losing focus on cost-cutting in recent years. Now, he said, he’s ready dig into “how and where we spend our system resources.”Several other regents agreed that the system administration needs to trim its budget and cut staff.The board’s chairman, Paul Foster, promised to comb through system spending for possible savings. The first changes could come as soon as this week when the regents approve the system’s 2018 budget.“This is all about the students, and we’ve got to make sure that we never lose sight of that,” Foster said. Bob Daemmrich for the Texas TribuneUT System Chancellor Bill McRaven chats with Board of Regents chairman Paul Foster during a July meeting.last_img read more

Dahlia Comerford Set World Records at Short Course World Championships

first_imgThe Cardinals also put together impressive performances in the preliminary session as Marcelo Acosta registered a strong swim in 200 meter free, cutting over three seconds from his seed time to finish 29th in a time of 1:47.00. Dahlia and Comerford opened up the meet in world record fashion, combining with Olivia Smoliga and Katie Meili to take down the previous mark in the 4×50 meter medley relay by nearly a full second in a time of 1:42.38. Dahlia’s 50 fly split (24.02) and Comerford’s 50 free split (23.02) were the fastest among the entire field. HANGZHOU, China – Kelsi Dahlia and Mallory Comerford set a pair of relay world records to highlight the Cardinals’ second day at the FINA Short Course World Championships at the Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center on Wednesday evening. Just minutes later, Dahlia returned to the pool for the finals of the 200 meter butterfly, shattering her own American record en route to a silver medal with a time of 2:01.73. She eclipsed her previous mark of 2:02.89 from the 2016 Short Course World Championships by over a full second. Story Linkscenter_img Dahlia and Comerford closed out their evening with their second straight world record relay performance in the 4×50 meter mixed freestyle relay alongside Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Held. The quartet posted a time of 1:27.89, breaking the previous record set by the Netherlands by a half second. The Cards return to the Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST for the third day’s preliminaries.   Print Friendly Version In the semifinals of the 100 meter free, Comerford finished fifth in a time of 52.36 to earn a spot in tomorrow evening’s final.last_img read more

Apple Hires Former Valve VR Engineer Xbox CoCreator Nat Brown

first_img Popular on Variety It’s unclear whether Brown will continue to work on VR at Apple; the company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.However, Apple has been working on a mixed reality headset for some time, and is reportedly looking to launch the device as early as next year. Some of Apple’s other notable recent hires with VR expertise include Jaunt co-founder Arthur van Hoff and Sterling Crispin, the developer of the Cyber Paint VR app. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img A few months after leaving Valve, Xbox co-creator Nat Brown has started a new position at Apple. Brown announced his new gig on Twitter Monday, writing: “I’m looking forward to continuing to work on my obsessions by focusing on all applications of graphics, and working with any of you using graphics on Apple platforms.”Brown was part of Valve’s VR team until the company laid off more than a dozen staffers earlier this year. At the time, the company called those job cuts “an unfortunate part of business,” but insisted that they didn’t represent “any major changes at the company.”Before starting at Valve in 2015, Brown had worked for a number of social media companies, including as CTO of iLike.com and vice president of technology for Myspace. In the 90s, he worked for 7 years for Microsoft, where he was part of a small group of engineers that created the original Xbox, at the time called “Project Midway.”last_img read more

Kodaks Worlds Largest Puzzle Has 51300 Pieces and Costs 600

first_img Need to find a special gift for the photography lover in your life? Feast your eyes on Kodak’s “World’s Largest Puzzle,” a massive beast of a puzzle that boasts 51,300 pieces and features some of the most amazing wonders of the world, captured by professional photographers.But prepare for the price tag: a whopping $599.95.The mammoth puzzle is actually 27 separately packaged puzzles – 1,900 pieces each. They all interlock to create one giant puzzle – 51,300 total pieces – approximately 28.5 feet x 6.25 feet.“The World’s Largest Puzzle” features images of some of the most amazing wonders of the world, captured by professional photographers. (Photo Credit: Kodak)Created in partnership with toy and art supply manufacturer, CRA-Z-ART, the World’s Largest Puzzle aims to “celebrate the heritage of Kodak and beautiful photography.” Each photo was initially taken by a professional photographer, then digitally enhanced and printed in high quality, according to Kodak.“The colors and pictures are the most crisp, realistic images ever created in a puzzle,” Kodak said.Some of the world wonders featured in the puzzle include the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Eiffel Tower, and the New York City skyline.Last year, CRA-Z-ART said in a press release that the company plans to have the Guinness World Records officially designate the puzzle as a record breaker.Get Kodak’s “The World’s Largest Puzzle” at Amazon.More on Geek.com:Watch: ‘Tetris’ Is a Game to Play Before You DieMIT Robot Learned to Play Jenga Through Vision and TouchDeepMind’s AI Can Now Beat Humans at Board Games PS4 Hits Turn Tabletop With ‘God of War,’ ‘Bloodborne&…‘Metal Gear Solid’ Board Game Is Tactical Tabletop Action Stay on targetlast_img read more

Nat Geo to showcase engineering marvel of EastWest Metro

first_imgKolkata: The sheer expertise and professionalism with which the tunnelling work for the East-West (E-W) Metro project in Kolkata has been executed forms a major part of the project that will be aired on the National Geographical Channel on Sunday.”The execution of the project has followed extreme engineering expertise and technology. The model that has been followed is being practised as a standard in similar kinds of projects all over India. National Geographic Channel will showcase the work that we have done on behalf of the executing agency of the E-W Metro — the Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Limited (KMRCL) in an hour-long show on Sunday,” said Satya Narayan Kunwar, project manager Afcons Infrastructures Limited, the construction company that has dug the twin tunnels from Howrah Maidan till Mahakaran. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Afcons have done tunnelling for three of the six underground stations in the alignment of the E-W Metro project that includes Howrah Maidan, Howrah and Mahakaran. Four ventilation shafts in each of these stations have also been done by Afcons. “We have been working for Metro projects in Chennai and Ahmedabad. But the evacuation plan was not required in both of these places. It was only in Kolkata where we have had to execute an evacuation plan. It was really challenging but we did a commendable job,” Kunwar said. The lighting arrangements in the stations are energy efficient and the intensity will be controlled as per requirement. The faucets of water in the Metro stations have been designed in such a manner that the volume of water ejection from the taps will be less but the coverage will be maximum. Underground tunnelling work in close proximity of dangerous and dilapidated buildings was another major challenge with 165 buildings being located in the influence zone. 20 of these buildings were vulnerable and 18 were highly vulnerable, three were heritage structures while two were ASI monuments. “We adopted several measures to minimize the impact of the tunnelling work in these structures,” a senior Afcons official added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe 520-metre twin tunnel, one east-bound and the other west-bound, is built 30 metre below the riverbed. Commuters between Howrah and Mahakaran Metro stations will be under the river for only about a minute when the train will pass through the tunnel at a speed of 80 km per hour. Of the 16.6-km route of the E-W Metro project stretching from Salt Lake Sector V to Howrah Maidan, the tunnelling covers 10.6 km of which 520 metre is under the river. Such under-the-river tunnelling is the first of its kind in India. “The tunnelling under the river was scheduled to be finished in 120 days’ time. But the work was completed in half the time,” Kunwar added.last_img read more

Adobe Flash 0Day Vulnerability APSA1801

first_imgAdobe Flash 0-Day Vulnerability APSA18-01 by Martin Brinkmann on February 02, 2018 in Security – Last Update: February 26, 2018 – 30 commentsAdobe released the security advisory APSA18-01 for Flash Player that confirms a critical security vulnerability in Flash Player and earlier.Flash Player is the most recent version of the program which means that all installed versions of Flash are affected by it.Update: Adobe released a security update for Adobe Flash player products affected by the issue. The company fixed the issue in Adobe Flash Player products:Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime on Windows, Linux and Mac platforms.Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS platforms.Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 and 10.Adobe plans to release an update for Flash Player in the coming week that patches the security issues. The company confirmed in the advisory that the vulnerability is exploited in the wild, and that it is aware of attacks against Windows users that use Office documents with embedded Flash content that is malicious and distributed via email.Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2018-4878 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against Windows users. These attacks leverage Office documents with embedded malicious Flash content distributed via email.Adobe suggests that administrators enable Protected View to open documents in read-only mode. This is done with a click on File > Options, and the enabling of Protected View options under Trust > Trust Center Settings > Protected View.This mitigates the current attack type but it may not protect systems against other attacks that exploit the vulnerability.It is recommended to uninstall Adobe Flash in the meantime, disable it, or at the very least set it to “click to play”.Günter Born’s article on disable the native Adobe Flash implementation offers instructions on how to do that. I don’t want to quote the full article, but here are the basics.Internet ExplorerWindows admins may use the following two Registry files to disable or enable the native Flash implementation on Windows in Microsoft Internet Explorer.To disable FlashWindows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}] “Compatibility Flags”=dword:00000400[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}] “Compatibility Flags”=dword:00000400To enable FlashWindows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ; Unblock Flash Player in Windows 8, 8.1, 10 [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}][-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}]We have uploaded the Registry file to our own server for your convenience: BlockFlash-Internet-Explorer.zipGroup PolicyYou can deactive Adobe Flash using the Group Policy as well if you administrate PCs with professional editions of Windows:Tap on the Windows-key, type gpedit.msc and hit the Enter-key. This opens the Group Policy Editor.Use the hierarchy on the left to go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Security Features > Add-on ManagementDouble-click on  “Turn off Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer and prevent applications from using Internet Explorer technology to instantiate Flash objects” to open the policy.Set it to enabled, and click on ok.Microsoft EdgeThe Internet Explorer changes don’t affect Microsoft Edge. You can disable Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge directly or through policies.SettingsTo disable Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge using the browser’s settings, do the following:Open Microsoft Edge.Select Menu > Settings.Scroll down and click on “show advanced settings”.Locate “Use Adobe Flash Player” and flip the preference to off.Group PolicyTap on the Windows-key, type gpedit.msc and hit the Enter-key. This opens the Group Policy Editor.Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Edge.Double-click on “Allow Adobe Flash”.Set the policy to disabled, and click on ok.Related articlesAfter ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for LinuxAdobe retires Flash in December 2020Chrome: How to allow Flash on sitesHow to force Flash updates in ChromeHow To Open The Adobe Flash Player Settings In Google ChromeSummaryArticle NameAdobe Flash 0-Day Vulnerability APSA18-01DescriptionAdobe released the security advisory APSA18-01 for Flash Player that confirms a critical security vulnerability in Flash Player and earlier.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

House Passes American Health Care Act

first_imgNews | Radiology Business | May 04, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor House Passes American Health Care Act Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation expected to face significant challenges, revisions in the Senate Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Related Content Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay 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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May 4, 2017 — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved the American Health Care Act, the legislation designed by House Republican leadership and backed by President Donald Trump to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.The AHCA eliminates many of the mandates on individual and employer insurance plans put forth by the ACA. Some of the bill’s major provisions include:Elimination of the ACA tax penalties on those without health insurance, and instead offering tax credits of $2,000-$4,000 per year based primarily on age. ACA tax credits were based primarily on income;Rollback of the Medicaid expansion enacted under the ACA. Rather than keep it as an open-ended entitlement, states would either receive an allotment of federal money for each beneficiary, or they could elect to take the funding as a block grant in one lump sum. The rollback would be gradual, with states expected to fully pay to cover their own expansion populations beginning in 2020;The AHCA maintains Obamacare’s ban on insurers denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. However, states can apply to be exempt from this measure, known as the community rating provision, to establish high-risk insurance pools for the sickest people. The initial bill set aside $130 billion in a Patient and State Stability Fund to help fund these pools, and a last-minute amendment provides an additional $8 billion over five years; andStates can also apply for waivers on mandates requiring ACA-purchased insurance plans to include a number of minimum health benefits for preventive services such as hospitalizations, prescription drugs and maternity care.The 217-213 vote Thursday came down mostly along party lines, with 20 Republicans breaking ranks to vote no. (The party could only afford to lose 22 votes on the legislation.) Democrats uniformly voted in the negative.The vote was conducted before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) could release a full analysis of the effects of the AHCA. The office’s report on the previous version of the bill estimated it would lead to an additional 24 million people losing their insurance over the ensuing decade.Several medical and patient advocate societies issued statements against the ACA repeal and replace effort. Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, a leading women’s advocacy organization, said, “With today’s vote, Republicans are one step closer to taking women back to a time before reproductive health care access and affordable health care coverage. The American Health Care Act will quite literally cost hundreds of thousands of women their lives, by eliminating guaranteed coverage of life-saving cervical and breast cancer screenings, abolishing comprehensive maternity care and domestic violence screenings, ‘defunding’ Planned Parenthood, and limiting women’s access to birth control and emergency contraception. For women and their families, the benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act are an indispensable lifeline that have allowed them to safeguard their health and plan their families to secure their economic prosperity.Second Round of Repeal and ReplaceThe Thursday vote marked the second time Republicans had tried to pass the AHCA, after the legislation was pulled from consideration minutes before a scheduled vote in March. House Speaker Paul Ryan was forced to postpone the vote when deep divisions between the moderate and ultraconservative factions of the Republican Party made it unclear whether the bill could receive enough votes to pass.While House Republicans celebrated the victory, the legislation is expected to face major challenges in the Senate from both parties, with revisions expected. Senate Republicans have expressed concerns about how the AHCA would affect states that took advantage of the Medicaid expansion. Some also wondered whether the bill would drive up insurance premiums for older people.Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma said, “Today is the first of what I am confident will be many historic days ahead as we move toward patient-centered healthcare instead of government-centered healthcare.“I have worked in the field of Medicaid for 20 years and have heard from many mothers like myself who have shared their struggles and their hopes for a more affordable, more sustainable healthcare system.  It is important that our most vulnerable citizens, the aged, the infirm, the blind and the disabled have more choices, greater access and peace of mind when it comes to their healthcare. The bill that was passed today is a great first step achieving this goal,” she added.Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., praised the repeal-and-replace legislation. “The status quo is failing the American people. Premiums are skyrocketing; choices are narrowing or vanishing; and patients do not have access to the care they need. Today, the House of Representatives has begun to deliver on President Trump’s promise to repeal a broken law and replace it with solutions that put patients in charge. This is a victory for the American people,” he said.Read the article “9 Ways TrumpCare May Change the Healthcare Industry”Read the article “It is Time for an Honest Dialogue About Healthcare Reform”Read the article “ASTRO Urges Lawmakers to Maintain Healthcare Access for Vulnerable Patients”Watch the VIDEO “Role of Medical Imaging in Value-Based Care” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 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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Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume Efforts to reform healthcare are booming, b read more John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. Photo by Greg Freiherr Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … 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 News | Radiation Oncology | July 17, 2019 CMS Proposes New Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal for an advanced alternative payment model (APM)… read morelast_img read more

JupyterHub 10 releases with named servers support for TLS encryption and more

first_imgJupyterHub 1.0 was released last week as the first major update since 2015. JupyterHub allows multiple users to use Jupyter notebook. JupyterHub 1.0 comes with UI support for managing named servers, and TLS encryption and authentication support, among others. What’s new in JupyterHub 1.0? UI for named servers JupyterHub 1.0 comes with full UI support for managing named servers. Named servers allow each Jupyterhub user to have access to more than one named server. JupyterHub 1.0 introduces a new UI for managing these servers. Users can now create/start/stop/delete their servers from the hub home page. Source: Jupyter blog TLS encryption and authentication JupyterHub 1.0 supports TLS encryption and authentication of all internal communication. Spawners must implement .move_certs method to make certificates available to the notebook server if it is not local to the Hub. Currently, local spawners and DockerSpawner support internal ssl. Checking and refreshing authentication JupyterHub. 1.0 introduces three new configurations to refresh or expire authentication information. c.Authenticator.auth_refresh_age allows authentication to expire after a number of seconds. c.Authenticator.refresh_pre_spawn forces a refresh of authentication prior to spawning a server, effectively requiring a user to have up-to-date authentication when they start their server. Authenticator.refresh_auth defines what it means to refresh authentication and can be customized by Authenticator implementations. Other changes A new API is added in JupyterHub 1.0 for registering user activity. Activity is now tracked by pushing it to the Hub from user servers instead of polling the proxy API. Dynamic options_form callables may now return an empty string which will result in no options form being rendered. Spawner.user_options is persisted to the database to be re-used so that a server spawned once via the form can be re-spawned via the API with the same options. c.PAMAuthenticator.pam_normalize_username, option is added for round-tripping usernames through PAM to retrieve the normalized form. c.JupyterHub.named_server_limit_per_user configuration is added to limit the number of named servers each user can have. The default is 0, for no limit. API requests to HubAuthenticated services (e.g. single-user servers) may pass a token in the Authorization header, matching authentication with the Hub API itself. Authenticator.is_admin(handler, authentication) method and Authenticator.admin_groups configuration is added for automatically determining that a member of a group should be considered an admin. These are just a select few updates. For the full list of new features and improvements in JupyterHub 1.0, visit the changelog. You can upgrade jupyterhub with conda or pip: conda install -c conda-forge jupyterhub==1.0.* pip install –upgrade jupyterhub==1.0.* Users were quite excited about the release. Here are some comments from a Hacker News thread. “This is really cool and I’m impressed by the jupyter team. My favorite part is that it’s such a good product that beats the commercial products because it’s hard to figure out, I think, commercial models that support this wide range of collaborators (people who view once a month to people who author every day).” “Congratulations! JupyterHub is a great project with high-quality code and docs. Looking forward to trying the named servers feature as I run a JupyterHub instance that spawns servers inside containers based on a single image which inevitably tends to grow as I add libraries. Being able to manage multiple servers should allow me to split the image into smaller specialized images.” Read Next Introducing Jupytext: Jupyter notebooks as Markdown documents, Julia, Python or R scripts How everyone at Netflix uses Jupyter notebooks from data scientists, machine learning engineers, to data analysts. 10 reasons why data scientists love Jupyter notebookslast_img read more

New bridge opens on Califfornias Big Sur coast to replace damaged span

first_img BIG SUR, Calif. — California transportation officials have opened a $24 million bridge on State Route 1 that replaces one damaged when winter storms pounded the Big Sur coast and cut the scenic coastal highway in several places.The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge opened Friday afternoon following a celebration of the project’s completion just eight months after the old concrete bridge was hit by a landslide.Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty says such projects normally take several years to complete.The new structure has 15 steel girders, each weighing 62 tons, that span the 310-foot canyon. It has no support columns, eliminating vulnerability from future slides.Caltrans says another slide 24 miles south of Pfeiffer Canyon remains active and construction of a new roadway is underway at a slide near the San Luis Obispo-Monterey county line. Share Source: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: California Monday, October 16, 2017 New bridge opens on Califfornia’s Big Sur coast to replace damaged spanlast_img read more

Things have been different this year though espe

first_imgThings have been different this year, though, especially at University of Phoenix Stadium.The Cardinals are 6-1 at home, with point differentials of 4, 16, 14, 3, 13, 29 and 20 in their wins. That comes out to just more than 14 points a game, or two touchdowns. Including their lone loss, the Cardinals are outscoring opponents 27.6 to 17 at home. They are one of seven teams to score at least 20 points in every home game this season.The defense has been especially effective in the Grand Canyon State, tallying 23 sacks and 15 turnovers while not yet allowing a 100-yard rusher. In fact, the Cardinals have allowed fewer than 15 points in five of seven home contests. “I think point differential does speak highly of a football team,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “I think it’s becoming a tough place to come play because most of our big leads are at home because our defense is scoring and our offense is starting to set the pace early in most of these ball games.“I think it says that we have a pretty good football team.”Whether the football team will be good enough to make the playoffs remains to be seen, though with three games left it does not look too promising. At 8-5, the Cardinals are currently the seventh seed in the NFC, one game back of both the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers, each of whom they are battling for a Wild Card spot. TEMPE, Ariz. — No one has ever complained about a win, but that does not mean some wins are not better than others.There’s something to be said for a comfortable margin of victory, after all. In 2011, when the Arizona Cardinals won eight games, the average margin of victory was 4.25 points. Last season, three of the team’s five wins were by four points or less. Point is, rarely have the Cardinals made it easy on themselves or their fans. Since the NFL moved to a 16-game schedule, the Cardinals have never won seven home games in a season. Their last game at UofP Stadium is in Week 17 against the 49ers. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Not making the postseason would be a disappointing end to what has been a very pleasing season, especially coming off a 2012 campaign that featured more losses by 14 or more (7) than wins (5).“It’s just fun being on a good football team,” quarterback Carson Palmer said after Sunday’s win. “It’s fun being in that locker room with that group of guys. With this coaching staff we have fun. We work hard. We enjoy each other. “We enjoy watching our defense play the way that they did tonight. They enjoy watching us. So it’s been a really fun year, and we just want to keep it rolling.”No matter where this season ends up, the difference is night and day compared to last year.Then again, even if the road ahead of them may not be a smooth one, at least the Cardinals are still driving. With three games left they are in contention, and that matters.“That’s what it’s all about, though,” defensive end Calais Campbell said. “At the beginning of the year all we wanted was an opportunity, and this opportunity is right here; we’re just knocking on the door. So we just have to do our part and let the rest take care of itself.”center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   last_img read more

Top Stories

first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals will end their season on Dec. 30 in Seattle against the division rival Seahawks for the second straight year.Here is the full regular season schedule with local kickoff times.Week 1Sunday, Sept. 9 vs. Washington Redskins (1:25 p.m.)Week 2Sunday, Sept. 16 at Los Angeles Rams (1:05 p.m.)Week 3Sunday, Sept. 23 vs. Chicago Bears (1:25 p.m.)Week 4Sunday, Sept. 30 vs. Seattle Seahawks (1:05 p.m.)Week 5Sunday, Oct. 7 at San Francisco 49ers (1:25 p.m.)*Week 6Sunday, Oct. 14 at Minnesota Vikings (10 a.m.)*Week 7Thursday, Oct. 18  vs. Denver Broncos (5:20 p.m.)*Week 8Sunday, Oct. 28 vs. San Francisco 49ers (1:25 p.m.)*Week 9BYE WEEKWeek 10Sunday, Nov. 11 at Kansas City Chiefs (11 a.m.)*Week 11Sunday, Nov. 18 vs. Oakland Raiders (2:05 p.m.)*Week 12Sunday, Nov. 25 at Los Angeles Chargers (2:05 p.m.)*Week 13Dec. 2 at Green Bay Packers (11 a.m.)*Week 14Sunday, Dec. 9 vs. Detroit Lions (2:25 p.m.)*Week 15Sunday, Dec. 16 at Atlanta Falcons (11 a.m.)*Week 16Sunday, Dec. 23  vs. Los Angeles Rams (2:05 p.m.)*Week 17Sunday, Dec. 30 at Seattle Seahawks (2:25 p.m.)**Denotes potential Sunday Night Football flex options Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals and first-year head coach Steve Wilks will open the season against the Washington Redskins on Sept. 9 at University of Phoenix Stadium, the NFL schedule release revealed Thursday.Starting quarterback Sam Bradford, who signed as a free agent, will face his former team, the Minnesota Vikings, on Sunday, Oct. 14 in Week 6.Related LinksArizona Cardinals 2018 schedule: By the numbersOne of the most difficult road tests of the season will be in Week 13 when the Cardinals get to experience Lambeau Field in December against the Green Bay Packers. Arizona plays five of its last eight games on the road. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald makes a catch as players run drills during a voluntary team activity Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the NFL football team’s training facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 12 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAIME, 23 to 24 February 2016 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, united a community of over 4000 event professionals for two powerful days of networking, education and doing business.Speakers for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) press conference Monday 22 February at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, announced how AIME will continue to evolve to reflect the vibrant Australian business events industry whilst highlighting the very best of the Asia-Pacific region.The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, emphasised the value of business events to the Victorian economy.“Our expertise in delivering business events ensures a rewarding experience for delegates. In 2014/15 we hosted 203 business events secured in partnership with the City of Melbourne, bringing 72,000 delegates to the city, worth around $308 million,” said Mr Doyle.Providing an update on Business Events Australia’s work, John O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Tourism Australia, outlined the dedicated activities being undertaken to showcase Australia on the world stage in partnership with the Australian business events industry.“In 2015, we focused our efforts on markets and sectors where our work can provide the greatest return on investment, including a stronger commitment to the associations sector, and more strategic partnerships with Australian Convention Bureaux, professional conference organisers, and the business events industry.“And we will continue to deliver results for the industry in 2016, with dedicated activity including: the Business Events Showcase at Australia Week in China where over 60 buyers and media will meet with 29 Australian products; a strong presence at international trade shows including IMEX Frankfurt, IMEX America, and the Associations World Congress; and an integrated marketing, trade and PR strategy in partnership with industry, to drive awareness and conversion of business for our country,” said Mr O’Sullivan.Karen Bolinger, CEO, Melbourne Convention Bureau, outlined new investment and infrastructure underway to further support the city’s flourishing business events sector.“2016 and beyond are years of important development in Melbourne and Victoria with an additional $210 million being invested by the state government in the expansion of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, which will add 20,000sqm making it the largest centre in Australia. Plus 7 new hotels will open in Melbourne, creating 1400 new rooms in the city and increasing our capacity by 7% in just two short years.“Business events are the highest yielding sector of the Victorian tourism industry, delivering an economic contribution of $9.98 billion each year and approximately 65,000 jobs,” said Ms Bolinger.Ian Wainwright, Event Director – AIME, Reed Travel Exhibitions, outlined the many firsts for AIME in 2016 and discussed the ways in which AIME will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the business events industry.“The knowledge and creativity that abounds in our industry is what makes the business events industry exceptional. This year, we have focused on capturing the knowledge and experience of our industry and delivering this content in tangible packages through our knowledge programme, free for all exhibitors and visitors for the very first time. Plus we’ve added a dedicated series of education sessions for our Hosted Buyers – both significant outcomes from our first ever Advisory Board who were brought on board to influence the strategic development of the show.“We also welcome our ibtm events global partner, the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau for the first year, who is leading a strong contingent of international exhibitors.“AIME will never stop evolving and never stop striving to meet the needs of all participants. We look forward to bringing new, creative and inspiring ideas, reflective of our buzzing community, to you for many years to come,” said Mr Wainwright.Sallie Coventry, ibtm event Portfolio Director concluded, commenting on the strength of the Australian business events industry.“The pace of the business events industry in the Asia-Pacific region is experiencing rapid growth, and Australia stands out as a leader. Our ibtm events across the globe, like AIME, give businesses the opportunities to connect, creating a strong and cohesive community,” said Ms Coventry.Speakers at the press conference included the Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle, Melbourne Convention Bureau Chief Executive Officer Karen Bolinger, Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan, ibtm events Portfolio Director Sallie Coventry and ibtm events Event Director Ian Wainwright.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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