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German parties quarrel over samesex marriage

first_imgBERLIN (AA) – Coalition talks between Merkel’s conservatives and Social Democrats faced heightened tensions due to a row over allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats had their first serious quarrel in coalition talks due to a row over same-sex marriages, German press reported.The sixth meeting of the joint working group on family, women and equality on late Monday faced heightened tensions and talks on this policy area had been interrupted, Die Welt reported. According to the daily, Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance had rejected any opening towards allowing same-sex marriages and full adoption right for same-sex couples, as demanded by the SPD.Christian Union (CDU/CSU) signaled readiness to only allowing successive-adoption, the right of the adoption of a same-sex partner’s biological child and accepted adding an anti -discrimination clause in the coalition agreement.The co-chair of the working group, SPD’s vice chairperson Manuela Schwesig harshly criticized the CDU/CSU’s stance. “Under these circumstances, I can not recommend the SPD members to agree to the coalition agreement,” Schwesig was quoted as saying, according to the report by Die Welt.Conservatives and Social Democrats tried to play down their disagreements in their public remarks on Tuesday.Chancellor Angela Merkel and SPD’s leader Sigmar Gabriel will meet again on Wednesday for the fifth round of coalition negotiations. Merkel and Gabriel aim at concluding the negotiations and formulating the coalition agreement before November 27.SPD is planning to hold a mini-referendum in early December among its 470,000 members on the preliminary coalition agreement. The outcome of this mini-referendum is expected to be announced on December 15.last_img read more

One person killed following shooting incident in Athurugiriya

One person was killed following a shooting incident in Athurugiriya this evening, the police said.The victim was said to be an underworld member. The police said the deceased was identified as T.B. Dharmasiri and that he was wanted over several crimes. (Colombo Gazette)

Closure of Ben Moss stores causing trouble for workers and customers

Closure of Ben Moss stores causing trouble for workers and customers by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 8, 2016 7:20 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 9, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WINNIPEG – A group of laid-off employees of Winnipeg-based Ben Moss Jewellers is taking the company to the Manitoba Labour Board, alleging they were let go without severance or notice as the company shutters its 54 locations across Canada.Vera Sime worked as an accountant at head office and says she had been assured her job would be safe until December to give her some time to look for work.But Sime, 55, says the company cut off her pay the same day it gave her a termination letter, and that she wasn’t offered a severance package.Ben Moss advertises itself as “diamond experts since 1910” but entered creditor protection last May.Neither Ben Moss nor the Manitoba Labour Board could be reached for comment.Meanwhile, some customers of the company say they fear they will lose life-time warranties they were sold on their jewelry.Karen D’Eon recently purchased two wedding bands from a Winnipeg Ben Moss store, but only days after picking up the rings, she learned the company is planning to close shop and that their warranty is in jeopardy.Angele Taillefer bought the life-time service plan on five Ben Moss rings.“I was informed that my lifetime warranty was void and when I asked about reimbursement they told me no,” says Taillefer, who paid more than $300 for the warranties.“Now if I lose one of the stones in my family ring I’m out of luck, I have to pay to get it replaced.”D’Eon says she would never have paid extra for the warranty, had she known she known the company was closing a week later.“I was shocked there was nothing in that store showing that they were closing, nothing,” she says.(CTV Winnipeg) read more

Ban marks International Day by stressing need for concrete action to pursue

“The best way to honour Monsignor Romero’s legacy of fighting for human rights and human dignity is by taking concrete action to fulfil the right to truth and other fundamental human rights in our time,” Mr. Ban said in a message marking the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.The Day, observed on 24 March, was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly five years ago to honour in particular the Roman Catholic priest’s work and values as a human rights defender. “Earlier this year, I had the honour of paying my respects at the gravesite of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered in El Salvador on this day in 1980,” Mr. Ban said. “Monsignor Romero was an icon for human rights and social justice.”After witnessing numerous violations of human rights, Monsignor Romero began to speak out on behalf of the poor and the victims of repression. On 24 March 1980, an assassin fired from the door of the chapel where Romero, then Archbishop of San Salvador, was celebrating mass and shot him dead.“The right to the truth – which is both an individual and collective right – is essential for victims but also for society at large,” Mr. Ban said. “Uncovering the truth of human rights violations of the past can help prevent human rights abuses in the future.” “That is why,” he said, “the United Nations supports fact-finding missions, commissions of inquiry, and truth commissions to uncover the truth about gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law.”The UN works to promote justice, propose reparations, and recommend reforms of abusive institutions.In addition to the numerous commissions of inquiry supported by the UN, the world body is also providing advice and assistance to a number of transitional justice processes, including in Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia, the Secretary-General noted.“I once again call for the full implementation of recommendations of commissions of inquiry and truth commissions,” he said.He went on to say: “On this vital day, let us together pledge to help victims, their families and societies realize their right to truth and protect all who strive to see the truth prevail.” read more

TT teen killed after intervening to protect woman from physical abuse

(Trinidad Guardian) When 17-year-old David Sancaro rushed to a bar to protect a woman he didn’t even know from physical abuse being meted out by her enraged lover on Sunday, little did he know his gallantry would have cost him his life.David SancaroAfter his valiant attempt to temper the situation, the abuser turned on Sancaro moments afterwards. Using his Ford Ranger pick-up as a weapon, the 38-year-old South Oropouche man ploughed into the young boy and then reversed the heavy vehicle on him.As the attacker attempted to roll over Sancaro for another time, his friends started pelting the pick-up with stones, causing the driver to flee straight to the Oropouche Police Station, where he is still detained.Sancaro died hours later at the San Fernando General Hospital.The incident began around 9 pm when Sancaro, of St Mary’s Village, South Oropouche, was liming along the Southern Main Road, Otaheite, with friends Stephen Tannis, 22 and Kadeem Elliot, 14, both of Fyzabad. While liming, the group observed the suspect and his girlfriend having a heated argument. Witnesses said the man became violent and the boys rushed over to defend the woman by talking to the suspect. However, the enraged man allegedly picked up a cutlass and chased the boys. The boys ran off and the suspect got into his pick-up and chased them along the Southern Main Road.Knowing they could not outrun the pick-up, Tannis and Elliot ran onto the slope of an adjacent drain. But Sancaro, who recently underwent surgery to remove an abscess, could not keep up. Witnesses said Sancaro was first knocked over before the suspect reversed over his body. The suspect then drove off and later reported the incident to the Oropouche police.Paramedics who arrived on the scene attempted to resuscitate Sancaro before taking him to the SFGH, where he died while receiving treatment. Both Tannis and Elliot were assisting police with investigations yesterday.In an interview outside her home, Tannis’ mother, Joanne Tannis, said Sancaro lived with her family for six years and was considered a son to her. She said Tannis called her on Sunday night with the harrowing news, “Mammy, David is dying you know.”Relating the account she got from Tannis, Joanne said Sancaro saw the suspect hitting the woman and went across to talk to him. She said the suspect became angry and pushed David.“They were talking peacefully, but the fella did not like that. He pushed David and David pushed him back, so the fella ran and took up a blade, and that was when my son stepped in, slapped him (suspect) and the blade fell. The fella did not like that so he went to his van and shouted ‘I coming back for allyuh’ and he really did,” Joanne said.She said while the boys were running Sancaro attempted to climb a wall, but couldn’t because of his surgical wound and ran back to the road and was knocked over. As the driver attempted to roll over Sancaro again, his friends began throwing stones at the pick-up.“Tell me what kind of human being is that? Don’t tell me it was because of alcohol in you, you can’t be that ignorant.”Sancaro’s stepfather Junior Andrews said he had urged his stepson to stay off the road several times. Andrews said when he reached home from work on Sunday and asked for his stepson, he was told Sancaro had gone to a “function” in Fyzabad. He said Sancaro’s brother took him to Fyzabad so they believed he was there. It was around 10 pm that someone came to his gate and told him Sancaro saw a man beating his wife and intervened.Although Sancaro was killed while attempting to rescue someone, Andrews said it was dangerous to be a peacemaker.“Helping people now is a risk because you can see certain things and get licked down for seeing those things. Talking now is also a risk, we have to face facts,” Andrews said.He said Sancaro recently got a job as a welder but could not begin this week because of the surgery. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMom of murdered T&T schoolboy: I begged police for helpMarch 21, 2016In “Crime”Mother of alleged murderer devastated; did not know he was gayJuly 20, 2014In “Crime”T&T mom, baby found in death embrace – Cops suspect murder/suicideJuly 7, 2016In “Crime” read more

Touch Mouse M600 la nouvelle souris tactile de Logitech

first_imgTouch Mouse M600 : la nouvelle souris tactile de Logitech Logitech vient de dévoiler une nouvelle souris qui n’est pas sans rappeler la Magic Mouse d’Apple. Baptisée Touch Mouse M600, elle offre une surface entièrement tactile dépourvue de boutons.Après avoir lancé son Cube, un périphérique hybride se faisant à la fois souris, touchpad, et pointeur de présentation, Logitech présente sa Touch Mouse M600. Cette fois destinée au grand public, cette souris est entièrement tactile. Dénuée de boutons et de molette, sa surface offrira si l’on en croit le constructeur, une utilisation “aussi fluide que sur un smartphone”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La souris est équipée du logiciel Flow Scroll, qui permet de faire défiler les pages et les balayer en faisant glisser ses doigts sur la surface tactile, mais aussi d’inverser les clics droit et gauche. Le logiciel Logitech SetPoint offre quant à lui la possibilité de reprogrammer très aisément les zones de clic.La Touch Mouse M600, qui par sa forme et sa surface sans boutons convient aussi bien aux droitiers qu’aux gauchers, est vendue avec le mini-récepteur sans fil Logitech Unifying, sur lequel peuvent être connectés six périphériques compatibles. Commercialisée au prix de 69,99 euros, elle sera disponible dès la mi-février.Le 13 février 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Flame un nouveau virus destructeur

first_imgFlame, un nouveau virus destructeurL’éditeur de sécurité russe Kaspersky a découvert un nouveau virus informatique destructeur. Il est utilisé comme une véritable cyber-arme contre plusieurs pays.Un nouveau virus informatique au potentiel destructeur,rarement vu jusque-là, a été découvert par l’éditeur de sécurité russe Kaspersky. Il s’agit de Flame, un virus “actuellement utilisé comme une cyber-arme dans une série de pays”, explique Kaspersky dans un communiqué relayé par l’AFP. Surtout, cette nouvelle arme est d’une puissance jamais vue jusqu’ici.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”La complexité et la fonctionnalité du programme récemment détecté dépassent celles de toutes les autres cybermenaces connues à ce jour”, analyse ainsi Kaspersky, qui le juge “vingt fois plus important que Stuxnet”, un virus détecté en 2010 et utilisé contre le programme nucléaire iranien.Utilisé dans un but de cyberespionnage, Flame “peut voler des informations importantes, pas uniquement contenues dans les ordinateurs, des informations sur des systèmes visés, des documents archivés, des contacts d’utilisateurs et même des enregistrements audio de conversations”. Quant aux régions visés par ce nouveau virus, il semble que des cas suspects aient été détectés en Asie de l’Ouest, notamment au niveau de l’industrie pétrolière iranienne. Bizarre, vous avez dit bizarre ?  Le 29 mai 2012 à 15:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Lyrics Site Genius Accuses Google of Lifting Content

first_img 50 Attorneys General Launch Bipartisan Probe Into GoogleYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation Stay on target Genius.com is one of the most popular sites for those on a quest for lyrical knowledge. It’s so popular that Google was allegedly busted copying their lyrics.Google, as you’re probably aware, will show snippets from other sources in many different kinds of common search results. Song lyrics happen to be one of those. Tap in a query like “Red Barchetta lyrics” and you’ll see a large card at the top of the results with the words and copyright info.The results can come from a number of different websites. In that example, you’d see that they were pulled right from Rush’s official site.So how did Genius.com arrive at the conclusion that Google was cribbing? They used Morse code.Genius hid a secret message in certain songs. Instead of using dots and dashes, they subtly switched apostrophes — switching between straight and curved styles. That added a sort of watermark to Genius’ lyrics.https://t.co/QJeHJ2qtt7, where music lovers go to check hip-hop and other pop music lyrics, says Google is lifting and republishing lyrics from its site—and says the proof is in the apostrophes https://t.co/1ajlpsyo3c— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 16, 2019Decode the message and it reads “red handed.” Subtle, right? Genius claims that shortly after the tweak its code started popping up on certain Google results and that’s there really is no way it could be a coincidence.Google quickly countered Genius’s claim, saying that lyrics that appear on cards “are licensed from a variety of sources and are not scraped from sites on the web.” If that’s the case, then things get a bit more complicated.If someone did scrape the “watermarked” lyrics from Genius it was one of Google’s partners, not Google itself. Google says that they’re currently “investigating this issue” and will end agreements with any partners who are not playing by the rules.It’s certainly a curious situation. As Thom Holwerda of OSNews points out, it makes for a rather tricky fair use argument — going after Google when Genius isn’t the original creator of the lyrics either.More on Geek.com:Spotify Simplifies Podcast, Music Navigation for SubscribersWatch: Rock Star Tries to Break the World’s First 3D-Printed, Smash-Proof GuitarSpotify Mixes Music, News to Rev Up Your Commutelast_img read more

Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week

first_imgStay on target Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ TGIF. While you’re planning for the long weekend ahead, we’ve rounded up the top movie and TV trailers that you may have missed during the week.Terminator: Dark Fate debuted an official trailer with epic fight scenes, while Timothée Chalamet teased his upcoming role as King Henry V in Netflix’s new series The King. From Amazon Prime Video’s The Aeronauts to DC’s Joker, here are the top movies and TV shows to keep on your radar.Lucy in the SkyLucy Cola (Natalie Portman) is an astronaut who experiences a twisted reality when she returns to Earth in the film Lucy in the Sky. The suspenseful movie, which also stars Jon Hamm and Zazie Beetz, hits theaters on Oct. 4.American Horror Story: 1984Camp Redwood comes to life in the latest American Horror Story: 1984 trailer, where we learn about Mr. Jingles, the killer on the loose who might crash a group’s summer getaway. Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, and Gus Kenworthy lead the cast of American Horror Story: 1984, which will premiere on Sept. 18 on FX.The KingTimothée Chalamet plays King Henry V, a reluctant ruler who despised power, in the new Netflix series The King. Set in the later part of the Hundred Years’ War, King Henry V must lead his nation to victory, while navigating a turbulent time for the English throne. The movie, which also stars Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lily-Rose Depp, will debut on Netflix this fall.Titans Robin/Dick Grayson, Beast Boy, Starfire, and Rachel have new allies in Titans Season 2: The full length trailer gave us more details on the series’ return, which features Deathstroke, an assassin and mercenary who might be the end of the group. Titans Season 2 premieres on DC Universe on Oct. 18.JokerJoaquin Phoenix gives a creepy performance in Joker, where a failing comedian turns into a criminal mastermind after society neglects him. Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Brian Tyree Henry, Robert De Niro, and Brett Cullen also star in Joker, which is coming to theaters on Oct. 4.The SpySet in the ’60s, The Spy follows Eli Cohen (Sacha Baron Cohen), an Israeli clerk who becomes a secret agent and goes undercover in Syria on a perilous mission to spy for Israel’s Mossad. The Spy is coming to Netflix soon.Terminator: Dark FateSarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) returns in Terminator: Dark Fate, where she faces a new shape-shifting robot that is trying to kill a young girl. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna, and Natalia Reyes also round out the cast of Terminator: Dark Fate, which hits theaters on Nov. 1.The Aeronauts Chasing weather conditions becomes a deadly expedition in The Aeronauts, a historical movie about a young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), as they go up in a hot air balloon to the sky and study rain, storms, and clouds. The Aeronauts premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 20.More on Geek.com:center_img ‘Joker’ Trailer Shows Joaquin Phoenix’s Happy Face‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer Teases a New Judgement DayTimothée Chalamet Reigns in Netflix’s Epic ‘The King’ Trailerlast_img read more

GHMC Mayor assures elaborate arrangements for Ganesh festival

first_imgHyderabad: GHMC Mayor Dr. Bonthu Rammohan said that all necessary arrangements were being made by the all stakeholder departments for the ensuing Ganesh Festival and immersion in the city and appealed the citizens, to co-operative with the officials to celebrate the festival in a peaceful and grand manner. While speaking in a meeting with the officials and Ganesh Utsav Committee on the arrangements being made, the Mayor asked the officials to coordinate with stakeholder departments and to provide better service/arrangements than last year done, basing on the last year experience. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar, who chaired the meeting, informed that from GHMC side, elaborate necessary arrangements are being done like, 500 sanitation members drafted to clean the garbage during procession and after processes at Tank Bund, daily sanitation around Ganesh Pandal, spraying and fogging, to remove debris, C&D waste etc enroute procession, providing 254 Cranes, rectifying of low lying wires and tree branches 9.2 Crores worth 176 works, road repairs and repair at lakes etc, around 37,674 lights at all approach roads. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjini Kumar that said elaborate security arrangements were made. In addition to available force, 5 Companies of CRPF are being inducted in force and responsible officers drafted to coordination with the Ganesh Utsav Committee members. He appealed the organizers to register the Ganesh Pandal on online and obtain QR code to enable police to provide proper security. Further asked the officials, the crane operators will be available in three shifts along with spare parts and Mechanics. DCP Chauhan asked the GHMC officials ensure all repair works done well before in time and ensure Shell Mac Material is available at police stations to use in case emergency. DCP Anil Kumar said all arrangements are being made as was done during last year. Advertise With Us From Medical and Health department medical camps are being arranged, from the Fire department, 21 big 42 small vehicles are ready with fire safety measures. From Transco 101 transformers and 40 mobile transformers are being arranged. From HMWS&SB 101 water camps, air Tech machines, Suckking Jet. Zonal Commissioner Harichandan, Addl. Commissioner, Siktha Patnaik, Director, Enforcement Viswajit Kampati, Addl. Commissioners, Chief Engineer, AMOHs and other senior officials from GHMC, HMDA, Transco, HMWS&SB and Police Department attended the meeting.last_img read more

Twitter India and SEA Managing Director Parminder Singh quits after 3year stint

first_imgA 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration on January 26, 2016.ReutersTwitter India and South East Asia’s Managing Director Parminder Singh announced on Thursday that he has stepped down after working with the micro-blogging pioneer for three years. Singh’s exit comes two days after Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly also announced his resignation.Singh announced his exit via a series of tweets. In the first of his tweets, Singh said he would be moving on to new passions.According to Parminder Singh’s LinkedIn profile, he worked with HCL, Apple Inc, Google and IBM before joining Twitter in November 2013. Maya Hari will take over from Singh as the Managing Director of Twitter India and South East Asia (INSEA). Benjamin Ampen will be the new Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa region (MENA).Rishi Jaitly, Twitter’s India head, had announced his resignation on November 1. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, he said that he wants to “move to new opportunities.” Jaitly had joined the micro-blogging site’s India operations in November 2012, a year before Parminder Singh.In July, Shailesh Rao had quit the San Francisco-based social media network as vice-president, international operations.It was reported last month that Twitter was planning to lay off about 300 employees. The social media giant had cut eight per cent of its workforce (about 300 jobs), which is the same per cent it did last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as the CEO.The loss-making company hired bankers to explore the possibility of a sale. However, uncertainty over Twitter’s future continues as companies such as Salesforce, Walt Disney and Google (which had initially expressed interest in buying Twitter) backed out. Twitter/ParminderSinghlast_img read more

Quota reform movement leader Faruk disappears

first_imgFaruk HossainFaruk Hossain, a Dhaka University student who is one of leaders of the ongoing demonstration demanding quota reforms, has been missing since Monday.His brother has complained about his disappearance, but the police said they did not know anything about ‘someone named Faruk’.Faruk Hossain, joint convenor of Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Songrokhon Parishad, was allegedly picked up by the ruling party-backed student activists from Central Shaheed Minar area in the capital on Monday morning.Following Faruk’s disappearance, his brother Md Ariful Islam searched for him at the Shahbag, Ramna, New Market police stations on Tuesday, but he was not found anywhere.On Monday, activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League attacked a human chain of quota reform activists led by Faruk on the Central Shaheed Minar premises.A member of the ruling party student wing later picked up Faruk and handed over him to the Shahbag police station.Faruk’s brother Ariful told Prothom Alo that a certain Al Amin, a member of Bangladesh Chhatra League, confessed to him that he took Faruk to Shahbag police station.The BCL activist Al Amin also told Prothom Alo that he took Faruk to Shahbag police station by motorbike on Monday.When contacted over phone and SMS, Shahbag police station officer-in-charge Abu Hasan did not respond.At one stage, the Shahbag police station on-duty officer Ramzan Hossain answered the phone and told Prothom Alo that there was no one named Faruk at the police station.No case was filed against Faruk with the police station either, he added.last_img read more

Israeli astrophysicists say neutron star collisions can help detect gravity waves

first_imgNeutron star collision. Image: NASA/Dana Berry This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Can you hear black holes collide? Citation: Israeli astrophysicists say neutron star collisions can help detect gravity waves (2011, September 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-israeli-astrophysicists-neutron-star-collisions.html (PhysOrg.com) — Neutron stars are what’s left over from supernova explosions; so dense that protons and electrons are crushed together forming neutrons. The result is something relatively small in size, but incredibly dense. But what happens when two such stars capture one another in their respective gravity fields? More information: Detectable radio flares following gravitational waves from mergers of binary neutron stars, Nature (2011) doi:10.1038/nature10365AbstractMergers of neutron-star/neutron-star binaries are strong sources of gravitational waves. They can also launch subrelativistic and mildly relativistic outflows and are often assumed to be the sources of short γ-ray bursts. An electromagnetic signature that persisted for weeks to months after the event would strengthen any future claim of a detection of gravitational waves10. Here we present results of calculations showing that the interaction of mildly relativistic outflows with the surrounding medium produces radio flares with peak emission at 1.4 gigahertz that persist at detectable (submillijansky) levels for weeks, out to a redshift of 0.1. Slower subrelativistic outflows produce flares detectable for years at 150 megahertz, as well as at 1.4 gigahertz, from slightly shorter distances. The radio transient RT 19870422 has the properties predicted by our model, and its most probable origin is the merger of a compact neutron-star/neutron-star binary. The lack of radio detections usually associated with short γ-ray bursts does not constrain the radio transients that we discuss here (from mildly relativistic and subrelativistic outflows) because short γ-ray burst redshifts are typically >0.1 and the appropriate timescales (longer than weeks) have not been sampled. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further Ehud Nakar and Tsvi Piran, university professors in Israel, say they circle one anther until eventually colliding and unleashing an enormous amount of energy. In their paper published in Nature, the two describe how a simulation they’ve created shows that energy particles emitted from such an occurrence could reach speeds of one tenth to one half the speed of light. They also write that such an event could produce measureable gravity waves.Gravity waves are something Einstein predicted as part of his theory of general relativity. Also described as the result of a space-time warp, gravity waves are thought to occur due to the existence of large mass objects. One analogy is a small stone placed upon a sheet of linen. Nothing happens. But when a large rock is placed on it instead, the linen bends around beneath it. The problem with trying to measure such gravity waves though, is that they dissipate as they move, just as do waves in water. Thus, waves that reach us after traveling billions of miles tend to be rather weak. Another problem is that they are one shot deals. Studying events in space is far more difficult than studying objects as they only last for a short while. Nakar and Piran believe that waves from a collision between two neutron stars would only be observable for a few months. Luckily, two new telescopes are currently being built to observe such phenomena; one in the US and one in the Netherlands.In order to prove their theory, the duo needs to come up with some evidence to show that measurable energy from such a collision has reached the Earth before. And they think they have found it: RT 19870422, a transient object discovered in a previous study by astronomer Jeffrey Bower. Its properties seem to match those created in the simulation. But of course if it sent gravity waves our way they are long gone, thus looking towards the future, the two will have to find two neutron stars that are on the verge of colliding, then hope that they will be able to capture the results when it happens.last_img read more

Glimpses from Yellowstone

first_imgA photographer, a writer and an IPS officer, Somesh Goyal has enthralled the audiences across India through his rare collection of photographs. Goyal who has been into photography for the last four decades has now come up with his work Yellowstone: The Artist’s Point. Art lovers can head over to AIFACS to get a glimpse of the world first national park. The show exhibits the pictures taken by him at Yellowstone. Yellowstone is the world’s first national park and one of the largest in the contiguous United States. The park is located at the headwaters of the Yellowstone river, from which it takes its historical name. Home to a remarkable diversity of mammals, birds and fish, it’s one of the world’s foremost wildlife sanctuaries.  Here, every season brings special wonders and each of the park’s varied landscapes offers a range of exciting experiences. The park is home to seven species of conifer trees, more than 1,000 species of native vascular plants, 67 species of mammals and more than 320 bird species!Where: AIFACS, Rafi MargWhen: On till April 14 , 2015last_img read more

VIDEO South African Parliament brawl had more action than Floyd Mayweathers last

first_imgSouth African President Joseph Zuma’s State of the Nation address before parliament was abruptly interrupted when far left members got into a massive brawl with orderlies on the parliament floor.Things got crazy fast. Hands were flying everywhere, people were jumping off tables. The scene was only slightly more dysfunctional than both houses of the U.S. Congress.The two sides eventually cleared the floor after a couple of minutes and spilled out into the hallway.In all, there was more action in this dust up than Floyd Mayweather’s last 5 five fights. The sneaky best part of the video is the sign language translator in the bottom corner. He gives up translating once punches are thrown and the look on his face is priceless.Watch the distinguished lawmakers throw hands: Advertisementlast_img read more

Mozilla drops Yahoo as Firefoxs default search provider

first_imgMozilla drops Yahoo as Firefox’s default search provider by Martin Brinkmann on November 15, 2017 in Firefox – 82 commentsMozilla released a major new version of the organization’s Firefox web browser on November 14, 2017. The new version of Firefox promises better performance and stability, came with a theme refresh, and dropped the legacy add-on system on top of all that.Changes were made to the browser’s default search provider as well. Firefox ships with search engines preset, and options for users of the browser to switch to another search provider.The organization changes its search strategy back in 2014 when it started to broker regional deals with search providers instead of relying on a deal with a single provider (Google). A consequence of the change in strategy was that Yahoo Search became the default search provider in the United States, Baidu in China, and Yandex in Russia and some other countries.Mozilla announced yesterday that Google Search is once again the default search provider for Firefox in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan.Mozilla agreed to make Yahoo Search the default search provider in Firefox for the United States for five years in 2014, a period that is not over yet. TechCrunch managed to get a statement from Mozilla in which Denelle Dixon, the organization’s Chief Business and Legal Officer had this to say:We exercised our contractual right to terminate our agreement with Yahoo! based on a number of factors including doing what’s best for our brand, our effort to provide quality web search, and the broader content experience for our users.The contract was favorable to Mozilla, judging from what has been reported in the past. Mozilla did have a clause in the contract for instance that Yahoo had to pay Mozilla even if another company bought Mozilla and if Mozilla did not want to work with that other company.Another clause allowed Mozilla to move away from the deal, and it appears that this is what the organization has done.Google is now the default search provider for most regions in Firefox. The only regions left with other default search providers are China, Russia, Turkey, Belarus and Kazakhstan.Neither Mozilla nor Google disclosed how much money Google agreed to pay to Mozilla to become the default search provider again.Firefox users can change the default search provider in the following way:Load about:preferences#search in the browser’s address bar.Locate the “default search engine menu”, and select one of the providers from the listing. If your preferred search engine is not on that list, go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?type=search to install it from there.SummaryArticle NameMozilla drops Yahoo as Firefox’s default search providerDescriptionMozilla announced on November 14, 2017 that it dropped Yahoo Search as the default search provider in Firefox and switched back to Google Search.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

AXA Mexico says average accident 25000 peso yet only 23 percent carry

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — According to a new report, a car accident costs on average 25,000 peso yet only 23 percent of state drivers carry an auto insurance policy.Findings of the new report were released by companies AXA Mexico and 4Ruedas who say that of those surveyed, 97 percent agree that having insurance is important, yet less than 30 percent of drivers carry a policy.According to the report, eight out of every 10 motorists in Mexico say they do not have the resources to cover the costs of a road accident, which on average is 25,000 peso.Patrick Font, Vice President of Cars and Damage at AXA Mexico explained, “Maintaining financial stability after a mishap can be complicated because the average cost, according to the insurance sector, is 25,000 peso, but the most worrying thing is that drivers do not have the resources to cover the damages which puts their assets at risk.”He added that aside from the fact 73 percent of drivers in Mexico lack auto insurance, the majority of driver and pedestrian victims are unprotected and in the event of a death, disability or injury, they receive minimal or no compensation.“Therefore, having an insurance policy will always be the best option to provide the necessary peace of mind to families.”Font said from their survey, 97 percent of drivers agree that insurance is important and that less than 30 percent actually carry insurance. The report also showed three percent of survey respondents felt auto insurance was “not important” at all.The survey also revealed that 57 percent of drivers are aware that the average cost of a car accident is 25,000 peso, with the balance of respondents saying they believe an auto accident costs an average of 5,000 peso.“Knowing the economic implications of an accident allows us to raise awareness of the importance of being protected by insurance,” said Font.While 49 percent admit the first thing they contemplate when buying a car is insurance, 46 percent say their priority, however, is expenses such as tenure, licensing and gasoline.Last year, the Mexican Association of Insurance and Surety Agents also reported that less than 30 percent of vehicles on the road carry insurance.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ways to Increase Productivity and Efficiency in Breast Imaging

first_imgUsing AI To Stratify RiskGE may also leverage risk stratification, potentially using its propriety AI platform, Edison, which was unveiled at RSNA 2018. The Edison platform is intended to support the application of AI tools to virtually any modality. Already it has been applied to digital X-ray in GE’s development of the Critical Care Suite, comprised of AI algorithms that could assist physicians in their diagnosis of abnormalities affecting critically ill patients.Edison might be applied to mammography, according to Agnes Berzsenyi, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Women’s Health, who described Edison as not only having the capacity to host different AI applications, but that “the Edison platform benefits developers.”The company has long worked with iCAD in the development of software compatible with GE mammography equipment. In 2007, for example, iCAD and GE officially announced an agreement to customize a version of iCAD’s SecondLook Digital for GE Healthcare’s Senographe and Seno Advantage systems. SecondLook Digital was described at the time as potentially helping radiologists distinguish cancers from other anomalies in the breast. The partnership between the two companies is continuing. Koios software identifies suspicious lesions in ultrasound images during a demonstration on the exhibit floor of the Society for Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Symposium in April. Photo by Greg Freiherr News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more How Communication Affects ProductivityKonica Minolta Healthcare Americas highlighted features of its Exa Mammo, a PACS designed for breast imaging centers. Two features — namely, Exa Chat and Exa Peer Review (both of which the company expects to make available later this year) — were developed to help improve communications among providers. Emily Lafella, director of women’s healthcare enterprise imaging HCIT at Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, highlighted two core features of Exa Mammo — its zero-footprint viewer and server-side rendering.“We are doing everything we can to provide everyone in the breast imaging facility access to everything they need,” Lafella said, “whether that be a screening mammogram; or maybe they’re coming back for a biopsy; or maybe they have (a patient who has) been diagnosed with cancer.”Seeing pathologies clearly — and quickly — is the underpinning of Barco Healthcare’s Coronis Uniti, whose display has a 33.6-inch diagonal and resolution of 4,200 by 2,800. The size and luminance of the monitor, showcased at the symposium, help differentiate it from competitors, according to Albert Xthona, strategic product manager of the Barco Healthcare Division.“It lets you see the smallest detail quickly,” Xthona said. “The high luminance combined with the high resolution definitely (provides) high image quality.”Because of this, the monitor is routinely sold for a variety of radiological purposes, he said, echoing the theme of productivity heard elsewhere on the symposium exhibit floor. “It (Coronis Uniti) is enabling people to do more work in the same amount of time.” How Productivity And Efficiency Go Hand-in-HandProductivity was a central point of conversation on the symposium exhibit floor. “We can be more productive and not lose anything (of diagnostic value),” said Pam Cumming, senior director of product marketing for women’s health at Siemens Healthineers USA, about use of the company’s wide-angle tomosynthesis technology for screening.Ernie Liu, Siemens product marketing specialist for women’s health, described the potential gains in both productivity and accuracy that might come from using this technology. Its use, Liu said, can translate into faster interpretations and more confident diagnoses.“They (physicians) see much more clearly — without dense tissue overlapping,” Liu said.Radiologists care about productivity, as demonstrated by their interest in knowing how well they have done. Research done by Jules Sumkin, D.O., chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pennsylvania, indicates that radiologists want to know the outcome of cases recommended for recall or biopsy.On April 5, in a talk titled “Individualized automated continuous feedback of breast imaging interpretations and outcomes for improved performance,” Sumkin described the use of a PACS module at the UPMC that tells breast imagers what has become of patient recalls and subsequent biopsies. Only two of the 19 radiologists who interpret breast images at UPMC reviewed fewer than half the cases made available to them. In total, 79 percent of the 3,427 cases logged by the software over a two-year period were reviewed by radiologists.Just as productivity appears to be a key consideration for radiologists, so was it on the minds of visitors to the GE Heathcare booth, where the Senographe Pristina Serena was center stage. This system is a variant of the Senographe Pristina 3-D mammography system, distinguished by an add-on biopsy kit.Biopsies are performed while the breast is compressed. “We want radiologists to have confidence that they in fact did (sample the suspicious area of the breast),” said Kathleen Schindler, GE Healthcare global clinical mammography product leader. “So all the features of making the patient comfortable and very easy to position on Pristina apply exactly to the biopsy.”Additionally, the commercially available system allows biopsies from the side of the breast, which allows samples to be extracted regardless of breast size, Berzsenyi noted. “This (also) is not only helping to give more working space but the patient can look away, which can also reduce anxiety,” she said.The entire exam, including biopsy, can be done within 15 minutes, according to Berzsenyi.Options for the Aspire Cristalle from Fujifilm Medical Systems USA were focused on productivity. S-View, which synthesizes a 2-D image from data obtained during digital breast tomosynthesis, was shown along with a reconstruction process, called iterative super-resolution reconstruction (ISR).“ISR helps reduce noise (and enhances detail),” said Susan Crennan, Fujifilm product manager for women’s health, who noted that the reconstruction process is used in the company’s S-View. These gains do not compromise the speed of image acquisition, she said.The third option that FujiFilm showcased, an option called Tomosynthesis Spot, uses tomo data to precisely visualize a specific area of concern. This capability, according to Crennan, exactly fits into physician workflow. Greg FreiherrProductivity and its enabler — efficiency — guided the display of products at the April Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Breast Imaging Symposium. But if the undercurrent of productivity is to take hold, the patient must benefit in the coming marketplace of value-based medicine.Products shown on the exhibit floor indicated what different vendors perceive as opportunities. GE Healthcare demonstrated the flexibility achieved with its Senographe Pristina 3-D mammography system, ranging from screening to diagnosis; Siemens Healthineers focused on the advantages possible with the use of wide-angle digital breast tomosynthesis. Fujifilm Medical Systems USA showcased new software that uses data obtained during tomosynthesis; Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas focused on software to improve communications among care providers; and Barco Healthcare showed a high-performance monitor with the luminescence to be used in X-ray mammography but flexible enough to be used across all modalities.Different approaches were showcased for identifying tissue to be surgically excised following the diagnosis of breast cancer. Developers of medical artificial intelligence (AI) described how their smart algorithms might improve care, with several describing near-term objectives; others long-term, including risk stratification; some both.Commercial efforts to develop AI in women’s health have tended to focus on building smart algorithms that accelerate currently accepted medical practices, boosting efficiency and effectiveness. Profound AI from iCAD exemplifies how the current development of AI can affect breast imaging. This software, which was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in late 2018, helps physicians interpret digital breast tomosynthesis images. Its use aligns well with the goals of value-based medicine, which emphasizes increased efficiency and effectiveness while offering patient benefits such as reduced false positive rates and improved patient recall rates.Vendors at the symposium also exhibited other kinds of AI-based software. These included an algorithm being developed by Lunit to analyze 2-D mammograms and one by a different company, Koios, that does the same for sonograms.Seoul-based Lunit is developing AI for applications in mammography, both 2-D and tomo, as well as in computed tomography (CT) of the chest and coronaries. The 2-D mammography software, now in review for FDA clearance and the CE mark from the European Union, detects breast cancer lesions with up to 97 percent accuracy in full field digital mammograms (FFDM), according to the company. Lunit Insight for Mammography was described on the SBI exhibit floor as a “diagnostic support tool” focused primarily on screening mammography.Koios framed its software as a “diagnostic assistant.” The software is designed to provide decision support for physicians and technologists using breast ultrasound. A version compatible with major picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) has cleared the FDA and is available commercially. Another is being tailored for use onboard GE Healthcare’s Logiq E10 high-performance ultrasound scanner. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Picture courtesy of GE Healthcare News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more 1234PreviousNext When implanted near breast cancer, Cianna Medical’s marker (shown with a dime for size comparison) can reflect radar signals to identify the location of tissue to be surgically excised. Illustration courtesy of Cianna Medical Why Risk Stratification Is ImportantSmart algorithms in the future may have an even greater impact, helping women who are considering breast cancer screening factor in a myriad of risks, including family history and breast density, versus today’s reliance on a single risk factor, age. Such risk stratification might be accomplished without imaging, according to Michael Klein, iCAD executive chairman and CEO, starting with women completing questionnaires that would characterize risk factors. The answers, processed using an AI algorithm, might spot high-risk women on the basis of cited risk factors. Doing so “may encourage more women to get a mammogram,” Klein said.Today age is the determinant most often cited in guidelines that address screening mammography. At least one recommends that screening begin at age 50; others advise much younger starts, one as early as age 40 (the American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer).“But there are women in their 50s who are at lower risk than someone in their 40s,” said Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., a biostatistics professor at the University of California, Davis. “Using a risk-based approach would actually identify more women with potential benefit from screening than using just age.”AI might be used as a means for achieving risk stratification. Building on its exclusive partnership with researchers at The Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, iCAD may develop an AI algorithm that uses risk categories to suggest which women might benefit from additional or more frequent screening. Physicians would be part of the evaluation, Klein emphasized: “We can be descriptive and use predictive analytics, but we can’t be prescriptive. Only the physician can be prescriptive.” GE Healthcare showcases Senographe Pristina Serena featuring its add-on-biopsy kit at the Breast Imaging Symposium. Photo by Greg Freiherr Greg Freiherrcenter_img GE Healthcare’s Senographe Pristina Serena includes biopsy capability that augments 3-D imaging. Picture courtesy of GE Healthcare The Benefits Of Wire-free LocalizersWires have traditionally been placed prior to lumpectomy to mark cancerous tissues in the breast. Wire-free localizers, however, provide alternatives that could make hospitals and care providers more productive, while benefiting patients.Cianna Medical featured the implant of a tiny radar reflector in place of a wire. Leica Biosystems’ Mammotome showcased a magnetic seed for implantation, as well as a magnetic liquid injectable that accumulates in the sentinel lymph node, which surgeons may remove from patients undergoing mastectomy. The Mammotome tracer is approved by the FDA for use specifically in patients undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer.Because wires, which protrude from the breast, can keep patients from going home, patients traditionally have had the wires implanted the morning of surgery. This has forced radiologists to implant the wires the same day as lumpectomies and surgeons to schedule procedures after implantation. Any delays can potentially cause problems for the surgeons as well as in the use of operating rooms.“So not only is (wire-free localization) better for the patient, it is more efficient,” said Mike Numamoto, vice president of marketing for Cianna Medical, which makes the Savi Scout Radar Localization system.Cianna’s Scout allows physicians to localize the implanted reflector to within 1 mm, according to Numamoto. The radar signal, fired by a handheld wand, is reflected by the implant. It is then processed and displayed by the Scout consoleto indicate the distance between the wand andthe reflector.Rather than relying on an external source transmission, a Mammotome probe detects magnetic fields emanating from its implanted Magseed markers or injected Magtrace Liquid. Magseed is used to localize breast tissue that the surgeon intends to remove; the liquid tracer is designed to help find the sentinel lymph node to which the breast cancer may have metastasized.“If you want to see if the cancer has spread to the lymph node (and) you don’t know which lymph node to check, you have to map it,” Hafemeister said. “This is a radioactive-free option.”Although, in the end, productivity is just one variable of the value-medicine equation, the variables of this equation are inextricably linked. Productivity depends on efficiency.Yet both affect the patient, as the shadow of patient benefit falls on all of healthcare. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Greg Freiherr is a contributing editor to Imaging Technology News (ITN). Over the past three decades, Freiherr has served as business and technology editor for publications in medical imaging, as well as consulted for vendors, professional organizations, academia and financial institutions. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related content:VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast ScreeningBOOK: Breast Cancer Screening: Making Sense of Complex and Evolving Evidence Individual and Combined Effects of Age, Breast Density, and Hormone Replacement Therapy Use on the Accuracy of Screening MammographyRisk Stratification for Screening Mammography: Benefits and HarmsVIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography ReportingFDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 When implanted near breast cancer, Cianna Medical’s marker (shown with a dime for size comparison) can reflect radar signals to identify the location of tissue to be surgically excised. Illustration courtesy of Cianna Medical News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Feature | Breast Imaging | July 03, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Ways to Increase Productivity and Efficiency in Breast Imaging Products shown at recent breast imaging symposium indicate many new market opportunities Koios software identifies suspicious lesions in ultrasound images during a demonstration on the exhibit floor of the Society for Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Symposium in April. Photo by Greg Freiherr Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 42 Comments   Share   Top Stories The offseason for the Arizona Cardinals has already been eventful with head coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer announcing their retirements.Now, the search is on for a new head coach and quarterback to lead the team in 2018, but who should they target?According to Fox Sports’ Mark Schlereth, the Cardinals would be better off acquiring a veteran quarterback than relying only on a rookie in the draft. Smith will not become a free agent until 2019, but with first-round pick Patrick Mahomes poised to take over the starting job for the Chiefs next season, Smith could potentially be available with the Chiefs having to make a difficult decision on his future.Schlereth says a veteran quarterback would enhance the likelihood of Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald returning for the 2018 season.Fitzgerald signed a one-year extension in November to remain in Arizona through the 2018 season. But at the time of the extension, Fitzgerald was still reportedly considering retirement.If Fitzgerald elects to play next season, and the Cardinals keep their young receiving corps intact, Schlereth believes a veteran quarterback could lift the Cardinals back into playoff contention.“If you can get (Cousins) or Alex Smith, one of those two guys,” Schlereth said. “If one of those two guys is available your franchise is right back at the top of the division.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Mark Schlereth, NFL analyst “If I was the GM of that team, I would look for a veteran quarterback much like you guys had in Carson Palmer,” he said on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Bickley & Marotta Thursday. “There is two that are potentially available that could change your franchise. Kirk Cousins is one.“I think he is a top-10 quarterback in this league.”Cousins finished the 2017 season with 4,093 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, leading the Redskins to a 7-9 record behind a depleted receiving corps.Prior to the 2017 season, top wide receiver Pierre Garcon was signed by the 49ers, while tight end Jordan Reed battled injuries throughout the course of the season.Despite that, Cousins managed to finish seventh overall in passing yards in the NFL, utilizing receiver Jamison Crowder and veteran tight end Vernon Davis as his primary targets.The Cardinals have the opportunity to sign Cousins when he becomes a free agent in March if the Redskins do not use a franchise tag.Along with Cousins, Schlereth sees Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith as another option for the Cardinals.Smith finished just behind Cousins in terms of passing yards with 4,042, and touchdowns with 26. However, Smith has only thrown five interceptions this season, the second-least in the NFL for quarterbacks who played in at least 15 games. Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

May 30 2016Part of each workshop experience is a

first_imgMay 30, 2016Part of each workshop experience is a field trip to Cosanti, Taliesin and various architectural points of interest in the Phoenix area. Here are the May 15. 2016 workshop participants at the Domehouse.back from left: Tristan Tollas, Charlie Correales, Nikki O. Bloom, Mirna Pasic, Primo Giovanni Accorso, Liliana Impellizzeri, Kevin Pappa.front: Raychel McMahon and Brodie Atkinson.[photo by Aimee Madsen]last_img