Best of the NBA’s West: LeBron’s Lakers, Kawhi’s Clippers … and what about Steph’s Warriors?

first_imgThe NBA’s Western Conference contains an otherworldly concoction of star players, fundamentally-sound teams sprinkled with a crop of potential generational talents.How the teams match up and how high the individual players ascend will be must-watch TV.With so many legit contenders, ranking teams individually seems futile. So instead we offer up a handy dandy Western Conference tier system:Elite teams, potential injury woeLos Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers ‘What’s in the brief, Willie Cauley-Stein?’ New Warrior out to prove he’s all business Why the Warriors want to keep Damion Lee beyond this season Kerr promises Smailagic ‘will 100%’ leave Santa Cruz for Warriors this year Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail Blazers Steph Curry attends Kanye West’s Sunday Service As we’ve witnessed through LA Groundhog Day, this might not be a great year for the continued rekindling of a Bay/LA rivalry.The Clippers, just last year a playoff darling after barely getting in, are favored to claim the Larry O’ Brien Trophy in 2020. FiveThirtyEight.com projects the Clippers to go 52-30 with a 90 percent chance of making the playoffs, a 24 percent chance of making the Finals with a 16 percent chance of winning it all.Kawhi Leonard and Paul George — two of the best players in the game — join an already strong playoff team that features Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverly.The Swipe ➡️ The Slam@patbev21 ➡️ @MONSTATREZZ pic.twitter.com/TtgPPYkyJS— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) October 13, 2019 But health is already a major question.George had surgeries on both of his shoulders and is projected to miss at least the first 10 games of the season. Fear of re-aggravating a quadriceps injury incurred during his final year with the Spurs could put Leonard into frequent load management zone for the second year in a row.Related Articles The Clippers at least have the right kind of depth behind the two new, big-name hires to keep this team well within the hunt throughout a treacherous regular season.Depth behind its stars differentiates the Clippers from its arena-mate Lakers. The Warriors got to know LA’s killer LeBron James/Anthony Davis pick n’ roll all too well in the three preseason matchups they partook in.The Lakers are slightly lacking in impactful perimeter players, but that shouldn’t be too much of an issue if James and Davis stay healthy. That tandem can put away games in three quarters, which might be key.Keep your eye on Draymond Green here. Draymond claps his hands in frustration even before AD passes the ball to McGee. The play is over then. Without help defense, AD is scoring. With the help, Bradley and McGee are both wide open. The LeBron-Davis pick-and-roll will be lethal. pic.twitter.com/gJZ5vmILfT— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) October 17, 2019If the injury bug bites the stars, the Lakers could be in a bit of trouble. FiveThirthyEight.com projects the Lakers to win 47 games with a 7 percent chance of making the finals and 4 percent chance of winning it all.Complete teams light on star powerDenver Nuggets, Utah JazzThe Jazz and Nuggets might be under-the-radar picks for deep playoff runs. Both are complete teams.Utah’s dynamic Donovan Mitchell may find it easier to fulfill his potential next to newly acquired veteran Mike Conley. Along with Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert’s elite rim protection and Joe Ingles, the Jazz could be a low-key powerhouse. ESPN’s Zach Lowe projects the Jazz to be legitimate title contenders.But, without the proven difference-maker, can it all add up to a deep playoff run? The Jazz are projected to win 51 games with a 5 percent chance of making the Finals, 3 percent chance of winning it.The Nuggets may be more equipped for a Finals run. Nikola Jokic is a throwback type of star that pioneers an offense trend pre-Warriors revolution. and Jamal Murray is one step closer to being the type of difference-maker Denver will need against the big boys.FiveThirtyEight.com projects the Nuggets to win 53 games, one more than the Clippers, with a 9 percent chance of making the Finals and 6 percent chance of winning it all. Lowe is predicting the Nuggets earn the No 1 seed.Can these upstarts get their games to a Finals-worthy level?Much to like, but noticeable gapsHouston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio SpursThe Rockets are projected to be a regular-season force. The team possesses an analytical edge — in other words, the most prolific scorer in the game, James Harden.Add Russell Westbrook’s uncanny athleticism and this team could be scary; FiveThirthyEight.com has them with the No. 1 overall seed, winning 57 games with a 36 percent chance of making the finals and 26 percent chance of winning it all. Lowe puts them among the top title contenders, saying that swapping Westbrook for Chris Paul makes them essentially the same type of team as their 2018-19 playoff-caliber one.Can the Rockets’ system translate into the playoffs this year? Can Harden’s slow pace match up well with Westbrook’s zip in transition?The Warriors are in strange territory, retooling suddenly after a dynastic run. Not two seasons ago, Golden State was fielding perhaps the greatest team of all time — that 2017 team was straight-up unstoppable.It’ll be hard to move on from that high, but here we are. Luckily, key elements are still present. Steph Curry is the most impactful player in the NBA. Draymond Green can still be the most impactful defender and playmaker, too.D’Angelo Russell is proving to be a strong ball-handler, good passer and nifty scorer — he can take loads of pressure off Curry. His strengths depend on dribble-heavy possessions, so it’ll be interesting to see how he functions within the Warriors’ quick, off-ball offense.rang3⃣ pic.twitter.com/dFeGZE2vw5— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 17, 2019But the Warriors lack depth beyond their star power. With Klay Thompson out until at least the All-Star break with a torn ACL, this gap runs deep. We have yet to see how the team works together with a full arsenal of legitimate centers, too.Despite the depleted firepower, the Warriors could still use the Steph factor and a winning culture to their advantage while waiting to see if a healthy Thompson returns in the nick of time. But many experts like Lowe aren’t sold: He believes it’s a pick-em whether the Warriors or Spurs miss the playoffs. “Multiple team executives have told me these Warriors are one of the most volatile teams they can recall. They could miss the playoffs or win the championship.”FiveThirtyEight.com is a bit more optimistic and has them winning 48 games with an 11 percent chance of making the Finals, a 7 percent chance of winning it all.The Spurs remain the league’s cultural bellwether. A Hall of Fame coach, strong player development and steadfast dedication to the merits of a good ol’ mid-range shot. They have DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge along with young talents like Dejounte Murray and Derrick White that could keep them relevant and give the heavyweights a challenge.Dejounte Murray clamps James Harden and then blows past him on the next play 🔥 pic.twitter.com/b3TNnGxOhR— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) October 17, 2019But is culture enough without major star power? Can they keep up without shooting the 3 as much?FiveThirtyEight.com has the Spurs winning 37 games.Like the three teams above, the Blazers have a strong culture led by Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum — a backcourt that can potentially lead the Blazers back to the playoffs with a new cast in Kent Bazemore, Rodney Hood and Hassan Whiteside adding length beside them.But will lack of defense — especially on the perimeter — catch up to them again?FiveThirtyEight.com has the Blazers winning 41 games, which wasn’t enough a year ago (the Clippers totaled 42 wins as the 10th seed).Young talents on the rise Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans PelicansAll three teams have young players worth watching. And put any of these teams in the East and they’re all firmly in the playoff mix.But they’re in the West, so they’re just trying to figure out how to develop their future stars and build a winning culture.Zion Williamson 🔥26 PTS (9-12 FG, 1-1 3PT)Over the last 2 games: 55 PTS in 50 MINS21-25 FG (84%) pic.twitter.com/4lFiVUWviB— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 12, 2019De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley III, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Harry Giles make the Kings a fun group to watch.Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis make the Mavs entertaining.The Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball tandem should be must-watch television if Williamson can stay healthy (he sat out the Pelicans’ last preseason game with an injured knee).The rebuilders, retoolersMemphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves.You’ll watch these teams for the sneaky potential that lurks. The Grizzlies have spry and swift Ja Morant, their second overall pick in 2019’s NBA draft.Ja Morant getting fancy with the handles 😮 pic.twitter.com/kYKHl14mtW— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 15, 2019Suns guard Devin Booker still remains an elite shooter in a ‘meh’ organization.And the Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander — acquired in the Clippers’ trade to the Thunder for George — is a young talent to watch.The Timberwolves have arguably the most talented big in the NBA in Karl-Anthony Towns.last_img read more

Hillbrow Tower – symbol of Joburg

first_imgCape Town has its low, flat, Table Mountain. Johannesburg has the long, thin, Hillbrow Tower, one of the tallest towers in Africa.The tower, named the JG Strijdom Tower after a former South African prime minister (1954 to 1958), was built over three years between June 1968 and April 1971. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Brand South Africa ReporterCape Town has its low, flat, Table Mountain. Johannesburg has the long, thin, Hillbrow Tower, one of the tallest towers in Africa.The Tower dominates the Johannesburg skyline, visible to visitors long before they reach the city itself. It’s a tribute to the tower’s symbolic power that it has been incorporated into the city’s official logo.The tower, named the JG Strijdom Tower after a former South African prime minister (1954 to 1958), was built over three years between June 1968 and April 1971. It cost around R2-million (a rather modest office block costs that much today). It is 270-metres (or 90 storeys) high, making it one of the tallest man-made structures with a lift in Africa.During the years of its construction it gave the flat-dwelling residents of Hillbrow some headaches – construction took place six days a week, 24 hours a day – but also much fascination, as it grew taller and taller.Heather Dharsey, who lived in Hillbrow between 1963 and 1982, says: “As I grew up in Hillbrow (fondly known as Hillies), I watched the Tower grow like a concrete mushroom.”She continues: “We didn’t understand the enormity of the Tower, we thought it was just going to be another building – the Highpoint building was being built at the same time – so we were used to building activity, but this was unbelievable. We watched this thing grow between the buildings.”The first 178 metres went up at an average of 18cm per hour, and to ensure the Tower went up perfectly vertically, a laser beam was used for guidance as the Tower lifted from the ground. The walls of the Tower are 84cm thick at ground level and 38 cm thick at the top.The Tower belongs to telecommunications parastatal Telkom. With the burgeoning of tall buildings in the city in the 60s skyscraper era, the new telephone tower had to ensure that it stayed above the height of the tallest building. There’s another reason for its height: it was to be a microwave tower.Microwaves travel in straight lines from one transmitter to another across comparatively short distances (40-50 kilometres) and hence are not subject to any interference. Because of this, they provide superb clarity of reception. Microwave was the latest technology in the sixties, and Telkom was keen to use it, and avoid further expensive laying of underground cables.Previously a radio wave system of transmission had been used, but radio waves are subject to interference from magnetic thunderstorms, a weather pattern Johannesburg is particularly subject to in the summer months.The Tower has become an emblem of the city, although it wasn’t the first telephone tower to reach into the skies of Johannesburg. The Brixton or Albert Hertzog Tower was built in 1962, taking 20 months to complete. Today it transmits radio and television broadcasts. It is slightly shorter than the Hillbrow Tower, at 240 metres. It once housed a restaurant at its base but this was closed in the 1980s and is now used as office space for Sentech, the present owners of the Brixton tower.Johannesburg’s other tall landmark is the 50-storey Carlton Centre, completed in 1973, and the tallest office block in Africa.Tourist attractionHillbrow Tower was closed to visitors in 1981, for security reasons. But for ten years before that, it was one of the city’s great tourist attractions.At the top of the tower, from 131 metres upwards, were six public floors. One of them housed a revolving restaurant, called Heinrich’s Restaurant, the highest restaurant in Africa at 197 metres, which seated 108 people in “luxurious comfort”, says a promotional brochure from the period.It offered an unrestricted 360-degree view, as well as “superb service . with at least one waiter to every 10 visitors – a very high proportion by even the most specialised standards”.The floor revolved at between one and three revolutions per hour in an anti-clockwise direction. When the restaurant was full, it weighed 64 metric tons, yet its movement was “so smooth and well-balanced”, that it required only a three horsepower motor to turn it.If you couldn’t get into the restaurant, there was an alternative – the Grill Room, which provided “superb cuisine”, seating 113 people, also in “luxurious comfort”. The Grill Room had an open grill, allowing guests to see their meals being prepared.The restaurant and grill room each had their own bar and lounge, with a bar service being “one of the very few in South Africa which is licensed to serve visitors with any drink at any time between 11am and 2am the following day”. There was another public, but more exclusive room – the VIP room.It was a “spectacular room decorated in the Louis XVI style” available for parties, seminars and meetings of up to 50 seated or 100 standing. When not being used for private functions, it was open to the public as an “exclusive, intimate table d’hote restaurant”.The public observation deck could accommodate 200 people, and provided a 360-degree view of the city and surrounds through 24 large windows. There were seven coin-operated telescopes available, as well as hot and cold drinks, and snacks from a self-service counter.Unbeknown to visitors, when they were sitting eating at the restaurant or having a drink at the bar, they were swaying, by up to 41cm on a windy day. This wasn’t as far as is normal in a building of this height – normally it would sway several metres, but due to “special structural techniques”, which included taking the foundation down 42 metres, the sway was reduced to just under half a metre. A full sway would take eight seconds. Too much sway would put the Tower out of alignment with other towers.The sway at the mast at the very top of the Tower was 86cm, with winds at times reaching 190 kilometres per hour. The windows were wind and storm resistant. This mast, according to Dharsey, was put in place by a helicopter, a remarkable spectacle she remembers watching.Visitors reached the top via two high-speed lifts, shooting upwards at six metres per second. A third lift was for staff.No corners were cut. The interiors and furniture were specially designed by celebrated South African artists, and the decor was “the ultimate in comfort and luxury”. The restaurants and lounges were decorated with “magnificent Ernst Ullmann applique wall tapestries depicting South African bird life, the history of communications and scenes of early Johannesburg”.The tapestries and furniture have been removed, and now reside in Telkom buildings in Pretoria.For Dharsey, and for many other Johannesburgers, the Tower become a “wonderful tourist attraction”, so it was a “great shame” when it closed to the public in January 1981. It was closed because in the turbulent eighties when strategic points around the country were becoming targets for guerrilla attacks, it was felt that the Tower was at too great a risk.Unfortunately, the tower is not likely to be re-opened to the public. It is now used as an office block for Telkom employees.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

SOA: Web Services in a Nutshell

first_imgStefan Tilkov of InnoQ, a German services company with expertise in Software architecture related to SOA, Web Services, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI and XML, has created a vendor-neutral poster showing a matrix of Web Services Standards.The poster isa useful collection of more than 60 WS-* standards and specifications.  One caveat though is that it treats all entries equally — it doesn’t address the quality or acceptance of the standard, and because of that, the picture that it provides may be a little distorted.For each entry, the poster lists a brief description, the current status, version, and list of contributors.  The standards are categorized and color coded into groups that include XML, messaging, metadata, reliability, security, transactions, resources, business processes, management, presentation and interoperability.The overview poster is great for pointing out what’s available and provides a good starting point for further research.last_img read more

Doing Some Things Some of the Time

first_imgOver time, your results match your effort. The more consistently you do something, the more consistent your results. The more sporadic your effort, the more unpredictable your results.Some people do some things some of the time. You can have some success by taking some of the necessary actions to reach some desired outcome some of the time. Occasionally you may even experience massive success. But those successes will be unpredictable, and you won’t ever generate predictable results. You also won’t produce your best results.There is power in routine. There is power in doing the same thing, in the same way, at the same time, over and over again. The results you produce from disciplined, consistent routines far exceed the results you produce when you only do things some of the time. Or when you do something different every time.Too many salespeople prospect sometimes. Because their efforts are inconsistent, so are their results. Their occasional work produces results from time to time, and that allows them to believe that what they are doing is working. It never allows them to produce the results of which they are capable. Prospecting produces the best results when you do it consistently.Too few salespeople plan for sales calls. When they do, it’s only because they have to make a call on a high value prospect. They feel good when they make these calls because they are prepared, but not good enough to do the work for every sales call they make. Every interaction with a client is worth investing the time necessary to make it a successful call for you and your dream client.Some sales organizations are also consistently inconsistent. They don’t have a rhythm of business. There aren’t consistent processes, meetings, or systems to generate consistent results. Every year they change without actually producing the benefits from all the things they put in place in prior years.Sometimes isn’t a good model. If an outcome is important, consistency is what will generate that result. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Finally, Maharashtra declares drought in 151 tehsils

first_imgThe Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced severe and medium-scale drought in 151 tehsils in 26 districts. The announcement will hold for the next six months.Out of the 151 tehsils, 39 come under the ‘medium-scale’ category while 112 are ‘severe drought’ areas.Under the Centre’s drought manual of 2016, the State had to follow three steps before declaring a drought.The government identified over 200 tehsils from 13 districts that received rainfall between 50% and 75% and prescribed the first trigger or step, to identify whether drought can be declared in these locations. By the end of the second step, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had declared 180 tehsils as drought-prone. A ground truthing [inspection] exercise was held thereafter and the report was submitted to the CM’s office. The Opposition Congress on Tuesday had charged the government for delaying the announcement.The State has been facing water scarcity in October, with the next monsoon still nine months away. Total water storage as on October 31 in all dams of the State stands at 59.46% in comparison to 76.14% last year. The number of tankers deployed across the State too has increased from 74 on October 30, 2017 to 489 on October 29, 2018.The government has already asked District Collectors to not collect land revenue from farmers, implement a 33% subsidy on the electricity bill of agriculture pumps, kick start employment guarantee scheme, and exempt school and college fees for students from these tehsils. Farmers will get financial help ande government is likely to credit ₹6,800 per hectare to farmers with non-irrigated farms and ₹13,000 per hectare to those with irrigated farms.last_img read more

Oakland’s Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “Everybody watches sports and so everybody loves sports, so I felt this was the right thing for me to do personally,” Maxwell said.Maxwell’s protest comes after Trump blasted American football players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” Trump said of kneeling through the anthem. He added, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired’.”Maxwell informed A’s manager Bob Melvin and general manager David Forst of his intention to kneel before Saturday’s game. He also held a team meeting in which he addressed questions from teammates. Maxwell did not play in Oakland’s 1-0 win. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canha approached Maxwell after the meeting to offer his support.“I could tell he was getting kind of choked up and emotional about his beliefs and how he feels about the racial discrimination that’s going on in this country right now,” Canha said. “I felt like every fiber in my being was telling me that he needed a brother today.”The Athletics released a statement on Twitter shortly after the anthem, saying they “respect and support all of our players’ constitutional rights and freedom of expression” and “pride ourselves on being inclusive.”The league also issued a statement: “Major League Baseball has a longstanding tradition of honoring our nation prior to the start of our games. We also respect that each of our players is an individual with his own background, perspectives and opinions. We believe that our game will continue to bring our fans, their communities and our players together.”Maxwell was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, while his father was stationed there in the Army, but he grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, which is where Trump made his statements at a rally on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels during the national anthem before the start of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Oakland, California. Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem. (Photo by ERIC RISBERG / AP)OAKLAND, California — Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the US anthem on Saturday, pulling the league into a polarizing protest movement that has been criticized harshly by President Donald Trump.Before a home game against the Texas Rangers, Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland’s dugout, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. The rookie catcher pressed his right hand against his heart, and teammates stood in a line next to him. Teammate Mark Canha, who is white, put his right hand on one of Maxwell’s shoulders, and the two hugged after the anthem finished.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight NFL owners speak out in support of players, against Trump LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View comments LATEST STORIES “The racism in the South is disgusting,” Maxwell said. “It bothers me, and it hits home for me because that’s where I’m from. The racism in the South is pretty aggressive, and I dealt with it all the way through my childhood, and my sister went through it. I feel that that’s something that needs to be addressed and that needs to be changed.”League executives and star players alike condemned Trump’s words on Saturday, and Maxwell predicted on Twitter that athletes would begin kneeling in other sports following “comments like that coming from our president.”A few hours later, he followed through.“This now has gone from just a BlackLives Matter topic to just complete inequality of any man or woman that wants to stand for Their rights!” Maxwell wrote.Maxwell is decidedly patriotic and comes from a military family. His agent, Matt Sosnick, told The Associated Press that “the Maxwells’ love and appreciation for our country is indisputable.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

10 months agoLeicester boss Puel to bench Vardy for Man City Cup clash

first_imgAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel to bench Vardy for Man City Cup clashby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel is set to omit Jamie Vardy from his line-up for their Carabao Cup quarterfinal tie with Mannchester City.Puel is planning to prioritise Saturday’s Premier League match at Chelsea by making a number of changes to his line-up on Tuesday, including starting Vardy on the bench, even though Leicester are three games from Wembley.Vardy, Leicester’s joint-top scorer with five Premier League goals, has been managing a groin problem but returned to fitness for Saturday’s match at Crystal Palace where he played the full 90 minutes against expectations, says the Daily Mail. Puel has been advised Vardy requires some recuperation and has decided to provide it for the visit of City. last_img read more

23 days agoStoke boss Nathan Jones accepts he’ll likely lose his job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Stoke boss Nathan Jones accepts he’ll likely lose his jobby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStoke City boss Nathan Jones has accepted he will likely lose his job this week.Jones was speaking after the Potters lost 1-0 at home to fellow strugglers Huddersfield Town.He admitted: “If I’m not getting the results I expect the inevitable to happen. I’m not concerned. I was concerned after four days of taking the job, but I’m not concerned now.”The league table doesn’t lie after 10 games, we just haven’t been good enough. It’s a wonderful club and the fans and owners have given me lots of patience, but we’ve lost our way and something has to change.”I’ve had nine months to turn things around and, for one reason or another, I’ve not done it. It’s been tough on me and my family, but I just feel sad. It’s a great club but it just hasn’t worked out.”I couldn’t have given it any more, I’ve given it everything I can.” last_img read more

Quick Facts ChurchillKeewatinook Aski

first_imgAPTN National NewsDuring the election, APTN will be profiling 51 ridings the Assembly of First Nations say Aboriginal voters can make a difference.Riding: Churchill-Keewatinook AskiCandidates:  Quick Facts:The Incumbent is the NDP’s Niki Ashton who won the riding by 5,422 in the last general election.In the last Parliament, Ashton served as the Aboriginal Affairs critic and was also a regular panelist on APTN’s political show, Nation to Nation. Ashton won the riding by more than 5,000 votes in the last election.As of Sept. 28, no Conservative candidate had been identified. Click on Conservative for any updates.Liberal candidate Rebecca Chartrand is from the Pine Creek First Nation but has lived most of her life in Winnipeg. Chartrand is an educator in the city and has been advocating for more Aboriginal culture and teaching aids into the curriculum in inner-city schools.The Green’s August Hastmann is also an educator. Hastmann has worked across Manitoba’s north.Churchill-Keewatin Aski makes up almost half of Manitoba.Nunavut is the riding’s northern border.last_img read more

New publication offers evidencebased content for global breast imaging medical community

first_img Source: https://global.oup.com/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 11 2018JBI is a peer-reviewed publication that aims to provide high quality, evidence-based content for the global breast imaging medical community. The journal seeks to advance the field of breast imaging, with particular focus on improving patient care and outcomes. JBI will publish original research, as well as reviews of important scientific, educational, and clinical topics.”It’s an honor to oversee the launch of JBI,” says Jennifer A. Harvey, MD, FACR, FSBI, JBI’s Editor-in-Chief. “The journal will provide a focused platform to disseminate scholarly work, as well as practical articles on breast cancer screening, clinical practice aspects of breast imaging, and educational opportunities, with the goal of advancing the global field of breast imaging for the betterment of patient care.”Related StoriesSuper-Resolution Raman Imaging with Plasmonic SubstratesInnovative magnetic nanoparticles show potential for PET/MRI bimodal imaging applicationsAn injection of nanoparticles for spinal cord injuriesSBI’s mission since its inception in 1985 has been to save lives and minimize the impact of breast cancer. JBI is uniquely positioned to advance this mission, according to Jay A. Baker, MD, FACR, FSBI, the Society’s President: “Despite the importance of breast imaging in the lives of countless women – and more than a few men – physicians and scientists seeking new information about the science and clinical practice of breast imaging have had to rely on the relatively few studies found in general interest journals. As the official journal of the Society of Breast Imaging, JBI solves this problem by providing a home for the latest research and clinical guidance for those who practice and those who study all facets of breast imaging.”Alison Denby, publishing director for Oxford Journals, said, “We’re looking forward to working with SBI to launch this much needed outlet for research in breast imaging. SBI is an engaged, dedicated group and we are committed to working together for this journal’s success.”last_img read more