first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi witnessed traffic snarls on major thoroughfares on Tuesday morning due to the movement of kanwariyas. According to a senior traffic police officer, roads near Kalindi Kunj and the highway to Gurgaon were the most affected. The traffic movement will become normal by the afternoon, they said. Earlier on Sunday, the Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory to ensure smooth movement of ‘kanwariyas’ on the pilgrimage route. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder According to the advisory, due to heavy pedestrian movement of Kanwarias on Monday and Tuesday, all motorists and public are asked to avoid Road number 13A and Agra Canal Road leading towards Noida. Kanwariyas are devotees of Lord Shiva. They visit Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of the Ganges during the auspicious Hindu month of Shravan.This year, the kanwar yatra began on July 17.last_img read more

first_imgThe Canadian government has issued a safety and security warning for travellers visiting Playa del Carmen in Mexico.The advisory notes that the United States issued an alert on Wednesday warning American citizens that information had been received about a security threat in the coastal resort town.U.S. government employees are currently not allowed to travel to the area until further notice.The warning comes in the wake of an explosion last month on a tourist ferry in Playa del Carmen, which injured more than 20 people.Another explosive device was found on a ferry last week, but did not detonate.The Canadian notice, which comes as many are preparing for spring break vacations, warns travellers “to exercise a high degree of caution in Playa del Carmen” and avoid taking tourist ferries.Some cruise lines have cancelled excursions for customers that involved ferries in the area.———On the web: read more

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12 April 2007Three members of Japan’s gold medal-winning volleyball team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics have visited a camp in eastern Nepal to share their skills and knowledge of the game with refugees from Bhutan in an initiative backed by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). Three members of Japan’s gold medal-winning volleyball team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics have visited a camp in eastern Nepal to share their skills and knowledge of the game with refugees from Bhutan in an initiative backed by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).“It is great to see how sports can bring refugee and local communities together and also encourage girls to actively participate,” said Kaoru Nemoto, who heads the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in the nearby town of Damak.“It feels great to be here,” said Olympian Takako Takagi, who with her teammates routed the Soviet Union’s squad 3-0 to capture the gold medal in Montreal. “More than technical training, we want the refugees to have fun and learn how to work as a team.”Ms. Takagi and her two of her former teammates, Hiromi Ikeda and Katsuko Tanaka, also donated volleyballs, special shoes and other equipment during their two-day visit to Beldangi II camp, one of seven camps hosting 106,000 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.Many of the children and teenagers in the camp – who had previously been using cheap balls to play – could barely contain their excitement when presented with professional volleyballs, and scores participated in morning training sessions with the Olympians.“We are happy to get the opportunity to learn and play with the Olympians,” said camp resident Ram Bahadur while practicing with his friends on a grassy football field.The three Japanese volleyball players recently established an aid agency called Montreal Kai to promote sport among youth.“These kinds of recreational activities are needed in the camps to keep the youth positively engaged,” said Binod Khatioda, who works with young people in the camp.The visit concluded with a volleyball tournament in which teams from all seven refugee camps in eastern Nepal, home to 106,000 people, competed.“It’s definitely not a one-shot deal and we will surely find an opportunity to come again,” said Ms. Takagi, a Volleyball Hall of Fame inductee and a silver medallist at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. “I have made the girls promise that they will practice regularly, so I can check how much they have improved by the time I return.”Given the success of the inter-camp tournament in which girls and handicapped children participated, plans are under way for another large competition on the occasion of World Refugee Day on 20 June. read more

“There is a striking similarity between the actions of these unscrupulous pirates and the activity in blood diamonds in Liberia and Sierra Leone during the civil wars in these countries,” Special Representative Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah declared in a news release.“No ship, big or small, industrial or commercial, civil or military is spared. With the seizure of the Ukrainian ship a new line has been crossed. This act should not and will not be rewarded.” Currently some dozen ships are being held by pirates, generally for heavy ransom, and Mr. Ould-Abdallah said piracy had become a multi-million dollar business attracting many Somalis using various political or social covers. Piracy has driven the price of insurance and subsequently retail prices higher in the whole region, adding to the sharp rise in oil and food costs to make life even harder for the poor, he added. He called on journalists not to allow themselves to be used to broadcast messages from the pirates or help glorify their actions.“The international community is determined to stop these pirates who are undermining efforts to bring peace to Somalia and maintain stability in the region,” he declared. “This cannot and will not be allowed to continue.”UN food operations in Somalia have been directly impaired by the pirates who have seized numerous chartered boats carrying supplies for the UN World Food Programme (WFP). 29 September 2008Rampant piracy off the Somali coast, demonstrated by the latest hijacking of a Ukrainian ship carrying heavy weapons, can be likened to so-called ‘blood diamonds,’ the illicit trafficking in gems used to finance civil wars in West Africa in recent years, the top United Nations envoy for the strife-torn Horn of Africa country said today. read more

US sales of new homes sink 11.5 pct. in September; buying in Northeast plummets 61.8 pct. FILE – In this Monday, June 8, 2015 file photo, a sold sign is posted in front of a new home under construction in Mechanicsville, Va. Sales of new homes plunged sharply in September to the slowest pace in 10 months, according to Commerce Department report released Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, as higher prices and slower overall economic growth weigh on the housing market. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Oct 26, 2015 8:10 am MDT Last Updated Oct 26, 2015 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Sales of new homes plunged sharply in September to the slowest pace in 10 months, as higher prices and slower overall economic growth weigh on the housing market.The Commerce Department said Monday that new-home sales slumped 11.5 per cent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000, the lowest level since November of 2014. September’s drop ended a two-month streak of accelerating sales.Americans’ zeal for newly built homes took off this year — yet now appears close to having topped out. Solid hiring over the past three years has improved many family balance sheets, while rising home prices has returned equity to current homeowners now seeking to upgrade to new residential developments. Sales of new homes have soared 17.6 per cent during the first nine months of 2015.But global pressures began to exert a downward pull on economic growth in recent months. Those pressures could be spread to the housing market if the drop in sales of new homes leads to a decline in construction.“A stronger pace of sales will need to be seen for the recent stronger pace of single-family housing starts to be sustained,” said Ted Wieseman, an economist at Morgan Stanley.Job gains slowed in September, while profit margins for many of the largest U.S. businesses with a global footprint stopped growing. The stronger dollar has punished exports abroad and cheaper oil prices have forced energy firms to cut workers and slash orders for pipeline and equipment.The slowdown has yet to hit sales of existing homes as drastically, but the September pullback in newly built properties was severe.Purchases of new homes slid in the Midwest, South and West, but plummeted a stiff 61.8 per cent in the Northeast.Prices have climbed sharply as well, making new construction less affordable for would-be buyers. The median new-home sales price has jumped 13.5 per cent from a year ago to $296,900.The housing market has advanced from the depths of the Great Recession, although it has yet to fully recover from the bursting of the housing bubble and the 2008 financial crisis. Sales of new homes remain below the 52-year historic average of 655,200.The drop in sales increases the supply of new homes on the market. The Commerce Department said 5.8 months’ supply of homes were available at the end of September, compared to a scant 4.9 months a month ago.Still, inventories are tight across the housing sector. The National Association of Realtors said last week that existing homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.55 million, advancing 8.8 per cent from a year ago. But the number of listings on the market has dropped 3.1 per cent during that time.Offsetting some of the economic pressures have been relatively low mortgage rates.The rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage averaged just 3.79 per cent nationwide last week, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac, far below historical norms. read more

“This is especially important as refugee camps and sites are located in remote areas, where access may become difficult with the rainy season now settling in,” UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva. He added that the Malian authorities have said they are considering alternatives to allow refugees to vote in case of further delays.Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger host some 173,000 refugees who fled Mali in the wake of a northern rebellion of ethnic Tuareg groups and a violent insurgency of Islamist extremists which displaced hundreds of thousands over the past year.UNHCR’s role in the elections is to facilitate their participation and ensure the voluntary nature of the electoral process in a safe environment. “Our role is humanitarian and non-political only,” Mr. Edwards stressed, adding that the refugee agency in June conducted formal and informal surveys in major refugee areas through discussion groups and to explain the UN agency’s neutrality in the process.“The surveys found that refugees were generally in favour of being included in the elections, that they have good awareness of the situation in Mali, and that some believe the elections will help peace and stability – a fundamental condition for many refugees in deciding whether to return to their country,” he said.In total, 19,020 refugees have voluntarily registered to take part, out of 73,277 refugees aged 18 and above. Names were then verified against the biometric civil registry, which was last updated in 2011 and used to establish the electoral lists.“UNHCR is concerned that only a low number of names of refugees interested in voting were found in the registry,” Mr. Edwards said. In Burkina Faso, and according to Malian registration teams, 876 out of the 3,504 registered refugees were found in the civil registry; 8,409 out of 11,355 registered refugees in Mauritania, and 932 out 4,161 registered refugees in Niger. “In other words, only around half the refugees who have volunteered to take part in the election have so far been found in the registry,” summarized Mr. Edwards. In addition, there are reports that Malian authorities have only provided a few Numéro d’Identification national (NINA) voting to refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger representation, UNHCR said. read more

first_imgHave you got #Rio2016 fever?! You can join the team on 27 Aug & say #IAmTeamGB— The National Lottery (@TNLUK) August 17, 2016 On the Coronation Street set, people will be able to imitate Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge by playing badmintonCredit:Getty Can the success of Team GB including Helen Glover and Heather Stanning inspire non-professionals to get involved?Credit:Murad Sezer /Reuters They also hope to inspire a new generation of Olympians as part of the legacy of Rio 2016, already the most successful Games for GB on foreign soil.Among the athletes who have already signed up to take part is long jumper Greg Rutherford, the London 2012 gold medalist, who took bronze in the competition at Rio 2016.He said the giant sports day would be an “amazing chance” for people of all ages to feel part of GB’s Olympic success, adding: “You don’t have to be an Olympian to be part of Team GB.” Mo Farah at the 2012 victory parade  People are being encouraged to try new sports like JavelinCredit:Ian Walton /Getty Dozens of Olympic medalists and competitors will be at clubs up and down the country to help show people the basics of everything from sailing to javelin.Britain’s biggest sports day has been arranged by the National Lottery, which funds Team GB’s athletes, instead of the open-top bus tour that followed London 2012.Team GB want as many athletes to be accessible to as many people as possible all over the country, rather than concentrating the celebration on London. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In 2012 there was a victory parade in London – this year there will be a national sports dayCredit:Getty/WPAcenter_img Andy Duncan, Chief Executive of the National Lottery operator Camelot, said: “Ultimately everyone who buys a National Lottery ticket is hoping to win a prize. But the other part is how money goes to good causes – a chunk of it to sport. “So as for all the medals being won in Rio…if you’ve bought a ticket, you’ve made that happen.”Although the National Lottery numbers are chosen live on BBC Television, ITV’s ability to advertise I Am Team GB made the channel the natural choice, according to insiders. “The hope is that we can get as many athletes as possible to take part,” said a spokesman for the event. “It’s also a chance for them to come home and be recognised by the public who have idolised them during the Games and to join in the celebrations.” ITV will also be setting up a badminton court and table tennis tables on the set of Coronation Street for the public to use, and a duathlon (running and cycling) will take place in Yorkshire around the villages where Emmerdale is filmed.Actors from both soap operas, as well as other celebrities such as Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, will be involved on the day. Jessica Ennis-Hill throws the javelin The nation’s television screens will go blank next week to encourage people to get outside and play sport as part of the official celebrations of Team GB’s historic Olympic success.ITV will suspend all broadcasting for the first time in its history for an hour on Saturday, August 27, as 2,000 sports clubs throw open their doors to anyone who wants to try out a new sport.Anyone turning on their TV will see messages such as “We’ve gone running – why don’t you join us?” The event will be called I Am Team GB, because everyone who buys a lottery ticket is helping to fund Britain’s Olympians and Paralympians through UK Sport’s £80 million per year programme.Lottery funding enables 1,300 athletes to train full-time who would otherwise have to train in their spare time while supporting themselves with a regular job.As well as the 2,000 grass roots sports clubs that will be opening their doors, 14 regional centres will include London 2012 venues, football and athletics stadiums. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning celebrate rowing success Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of Great Britain play badminton last_img read more

first_imgMohamed Abrini, the 'man in the hat', pictured on security camera footage on the day of the bombings in March Kingston Crown Court heard how thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money continued to be paid into Haddouchi’s bank account, even after he had left Britain for Syria and had begun fighting for Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (Isil).Mr Bouffassil, 26, who is also originally from Belgium is accused of giving Abrini a large amount of cash during a secretive meeting in a Birmingham park last July.He was accompanied by Mohamed Ali Ahmed, who has already admitted the charge.On the opening day of their trial, jurors heard how some of the most notorious and wanted terrorists in Europe had used British taxpayers’ money to fund their activities in Syria and elsewhere. The jihadists suspected of carrying out the bomb and gun attacks in Paris and Brussels used British benefits payments to fund international terrorism, a court has heard.Mohamed Abrini – who became known as the “man in the hat” following the deadly attack on Brussels airport in March, was handed £3,000 by two men in Birmingham before flying to Paris and disappearing.He had been sent to collect the money by Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who is suspected of being one of the ringleaders of the attacks across the French capital just months later in which 130 people were killed.  Zakaria Bouffassil, 26, from Birmingham is accused of handing over the cash which had been withdrawn from the bank account of Anouar Haddouchi, a Belgian national, who had been claiming benefits while living in the West Midlands with his wife. The ‘man in the hat’ pictured on security camera footage on the day of the bombings in MarchCredit:Reuters Max Hill QC, prosecuting, said: “There is no doubt that the money was handed over with the intention of assisting acts of terrorism.”He went on: “The intention could not be more clear. Haddouchi had left the UK to fight for Daesh in Syria. Abrini came to collect the money in the UK.“The destination would include Syria and specifically Daesh, either to Haddouchi himself or to other fighters. In other words the cash was handed over to Abrini with the intention of assisting others to commit acts of terrorism.”Mr Hill explained that Haddouchi had left Britain for Syria in the summer of 2014.He told the jury: “His TSB account at times contained some £7,000 or more. The figure fluctuated over time because benefits payments were still going into the account, even though Haddouchi had left the country.”He said the money had been gradually withdrawn in cash sums on various dates between 30 May 2015 and 23 November 2015. Show more Zakaria Boufassil is appearing at Kingston Crown Court  Twelve people died in the attacks on Brussels airportcenter_img The court heard that hours after collecting the money,  Abrini visited the Grosvenor Casino in Birmingham where he took a photograph of a gambling machine on his mobile phone.Mr Hill said the actual use of the money is ‘not part of the criminal offence charged against’ Boufassil and, even if Abrini did gamble some of the money in a casino, ‘that does not undermine the criminal offence.“Even terrorists spend money on food and drink, whether in a casino or elsewhere,” he explained.Abrini then travelled to Manchester where he spent the night before trying to catch a flight to Paris.However when he discovered there were no direct flights he returned to Birmingham by coach before finally leaving the UK on July 16. In March this year Abrini captured on CCTV alongside Ibrahim El Bakraoui and Najim Laachraoui, who detonated bombs hidden in suitcases killing 12 people at Brussels airport.Another 20 people died in an attack on Maalbeek metro station less than two hours later.Jurors were also told he is also wanted by the French authorities in connection with the attacks in Paris last November.Boufassil denies one charge of engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism and the trial continues. The court heard how Abrini, who is from the notorious Molenbeek district of Brussels, had travelled to Syria via Turkey in early 2015 following the death of his Isil fighter brother.While he was there he met Abaaoud who he claims asked him to travel to Birmingham to collect some money from a contact.The court heard that he flew into Heathrow on July 9 last year, checking into a hotel in Paddington, before travelling to Birmingham by coach.He then asked a taxi driver to take him to a “cheap hotel in the Muslim area”, where he waited for further contact.After three days in the West Midlands Abrini was told to go to a park in the Small Heath area of the city where he was to meet two men.Describing the meeting, Mr Hill explained: “He waited for about ten minutes and the person arrived. The person told him to follow him while keeping a distance of around 10 to 15 metres.”He did as he was told. They crossed the park and then walked outside the park and crossed a bridge which passes over a motorway.”After the bridge they went into a little forest. There was second person in the forest and he had the money.”Abrini said Boufassil had told him it had taken so long to organise the meeting because he had to “verify with Syria” that he was not an imposter. Twelve people died in the attacks on Brussels airport Zakaria Boufassil is appearing at Kingston Crown Court Credit:Julia Quenzler/SWNS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgDailymotion : une application revisitée pour les smartphones et tablettesDailymotion vient de publier une toute nouvelle application destinée aux smartphones et aux tablettes. Totalement repensée, elle offre une nouvelle interface, une page d’accueil personnalisable ou encore la possibilité de réaliser des recherches dans l’ensemble des catégories du site de partage de vidéos.Une nouvelle version de l’application Dailymotion est téléchargeable depuis hier sur l’App Store et l’Android Market. Gratuite, elle est disponible en quinze langues. Entièrement revue, elle s’est vue offrir une interface revisitée, accompagnée de son lot de nouveautés.À lire aussiFacebook Messenger 2.0 disponiblePour commencer, la page d’accueil, toute différente de celle de la précédente mouture, est totalement personnalisable. Composée de plusieurs dossiers, – vidéo stars, comédie et humour, cinéma, musique… – son agencement peut être réorganisé au grè des envies de l’utilisateur.  L’application propose en outre une recherche universelle dans l’ensemble des catégories de contenus du site : vidéos, playlists, groupes, et comptes utilisateurs. Des recherches qui peuvent être réalisées sans que la lecture en cours des vidéos ne soit interrompue. L’appli permet également de partager des vidéos sur Facebook et Twitter. Quant à ceux qui possèdent un compte Dailymotion, ils pourront synchroniser l’application avec le site Internet. Dailymotion rattrape ainsi son retard sur son principal rival, Youtube, qui propose depuis un moment ces fonctionnalités avec son application Android.Le 11 novembre 2011 à 17:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target You don’t have enough useful or funny feeds clogging your social media. We’re here to change that. Welcome to’s Follow This, a weekly highlight of feeds and channels you should be following.In these dark, confusing times, we need a source of inspiration. We need comfort. We need someone to stare thoughtfully for a moment and then impart wisdom with slow, measured words. We need Jeff Goldblum. And that’s why we need The Same Photo of Jeff Goldblum Every Day.It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s the same photo of Jeff Goldblum every day. This photo.Behold its majesty. Jeff Goldblum staring straight ahead, making eye contact, his finger over his lips in thought. Possibly a signal for us to not speak until the wisdom is ready? Possibly a playful gesture to remind us that he’s human, too? Dark gray suit and blue shirt, standing out against a gray-teal background that makes his eyes and complexion the center of focus. This is, to invoke a Twitter account, one perfect shot.This Facebook page is one of the most committed to the bit I’ve seen. It’s been going for nearly four years, posting the same photo of Jeff Goldblum every day. Not simply reposting, either; each post is a new upload of the same photo.It’s pretty successful so far. The page has over 340,000 followers. Each post gets thousands of reactions and hundreds of shares and comments. For the same photo of Jeff Goldblum posted every day. It’s an impressive legacy from a man who has led an auspicious career up to and well past his unfortunate demise in 2009.Jeff Goldblum is an American actor best known for his starring role in commercials and as Dr. Vayvosa in the King of the Hill episode “The Substitute Spanish Prisoner.” He was also in Jurassic Park and The Fly.Have you read our other Follow This features on Twitter account VG_dialogue and on YouTube channel Summoning Salt? Follow This is a growing column so check each week for new recommendations. And for more Jeff Goldblum see our piece on how he was almost the voice of Siri.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Follow This: King of the Hill Screens (Twitter)Follow This: Sega CD Games (Twitter) last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 17, 2017 – Nassau – Dr. Caroline Burnett-Garraway has been appointed Medical Chief of Staff for the Princess Margaret Hospital and she is already working.   Already Health Minister, Dr. Duane Sands has commended the appointment of Dr. Burnett-Garraway who has served as Senior Registrar/Assistant Medical Director in the Accident and Emergency Department, eventually becoming Consultant, Medical Director and ultimately the Chief of Service for the Department for the last three years.Among the studies which have readied #DrCarolineBurnett-Garraway for this role is her 2004, Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers program at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.   Quite accomplished is this violinist, mother of a daughter, wife and international speaker.The Public Hospitals Authority in making the announcement this week shared that Dr. Burnett Garraway has been published in peer reviewed journals, winning the Residents Prize for her paper “EMS – A Year in Review.”#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#DrCarolineBurnett-Garraway, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

first_img reading • Galaxy Fold and Mate X: How foldable phones eclipsed 5G at MWC 5G, for all its many promises, is unlikely to have a similarly profound impact on our everyday experience of owning a phone. Yes, it will make using online apps and services faster and more stable, but industry experts believe that the most exciting and important uses for 5G will be in business, the internet of things, smart cities and automobiles.Carriers in competitionIn the lead-up to 5G actually going live, many carriers were climbing over each other be first. South Korean carrier KT in December claimed to be the first, offering a mobile 5G network and a robot for its first customer. The competition has been particularly fierce in the US. Verizon launched its Verizon Home 5G service in October, but critics argued that it didn’t stick to industry standards, so technically didn’t count. AT&T launched its mobile service in a dozen markets in December, but the deployments are tiny.”They’re small pockets,” AT&T Chief Technology Officer Andre Fuetsch said in an interview at MWC on Tuesday. The company hasn’t publicly said where the networks are, and noted that only small-business customers are using it. On Monday, Sprint CEO Michel Combes said his company would have the first 5G network, but altered the definition. “We’re first in real mobile 5G in the US with real coverage, real devices, real proposition,” Combes said during a press conference at the show. 35 Photos Huawei Mate X is a foldable phone with 5G Part of the problem is that 5G being “here” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s here for you. With early coverage being quite sparse, industry experts agree that adoption won’t really kick off until late 2019 and into next year. “5G radios and phones will be better in 2020,” said Frank Gillett, an analyst at Forrester. “Consumers will continue to pay attention to the basics of price, screen size and cameras, with 5G an afterthought until it comes on more affordable phones and without a pricey monthly plan.”5G fight Whenever a new generation of network technology comes along, there’s usually a shakeup in the ranking of top phone makers. This presents an opportunity for newer players in the marketAhead of MWC, Samsung was the first company to actually unveil a 5G phone (the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G). But other companies, particularly Chinese phone makers such as Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi, which a few years ago were mostly unheard of in the US and Europe, have been teasing demos on Twitter for several months now. For them, being early with 5G is a chance to differentiate and get ahead.In spite of their being among the first companies to unveil 5G devices at the show, most 5G phones are currently top-tier and at the more expensive end of the spectrum, meaning the potential customer base for them right now is proportionally quite small.The likelihood is that the majority of people will wait until 5G phones are more affordable before diving in. Waiting may also mean that the technology is better-refined and able to work across more networks. Huawei Mate X triple threat: Foldable phone with 5G, lots of cameras Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Tags May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Comments The company has committed to covering a combined 1,000 square miles across nine cities by the middle of the year. No other carrier has said how much area it’ll cover. Europe has been playing catch-up to an extent, but in the past 12 months both EE and Vodafone have stepped up their efforts to show off their 5G prowess. Just ahead of MWC, Vodafone claimed the first phone connection to a live 5G network, while EE announced back in December at the Qualcomm summit in Hawaii that it would bring 5G to 16 UK cities this year.The one thing that can be said for the carriers is that they’ve helped to build momentum and ensure the correct infrastructure is in place, which means 5G will roll out faster than the industry originally expected, and faster than 4G did. This is something that we’ll all benefit from, but is unlikely to set individual networks apart — especially given that they’re mostly national players fighting for glory on an international stage.”There’s been too much attention on this 5G rollout for there to be a clear simple winner,” Gillett said.Qualcomm for the win?If anyone looked like the winner in 5G at MWC this year, it was chipmaker Qualcomm. The company had its tech in every 5G phone at the show, and has partnerships with carriers from around the world. During a cocktail reception on Tuesday, Qualcomm had every handset maker, carrier and infrastructure partner on stage with glasses of champagne. It was a crowded scene. “Qualcomm does have an advantage for handset modems and integrated chips, which will keep it strong in the 5G era,” said Gillett, the Forrester analyst. But, he added, Samsung and Huawei also have their own chips coming, and while it will be tough to compete with Qualcomm, it won’t be impossible.qulacomm-with-all-5g-handset-makersQualcomm President Cristiano Amon (center) celebrated the launch of 5G phones from a variety of handset makers. Execs from those companies — (from right) Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Xiaomi, ZTE and Nubia — joined him at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.  Shara Tibken/CNET For Qualcomm’s part, it’s not playing favorites between any of its 5G partners. “The joy of the last 18 months has been the joy of everything everyone’s announced,” said Ben Timmons, Qualcomm’s European director of business development, at a pre-MWC briefing in London.  Different dominant players will emerge in the transition from 4G to 5G, he added, but it will take time.”It’s not a question of whether you’re launching on a particular day in a particular month, it’s what you do to exploit the technology,” he said. If there are winners in the 5G era, they won’t just be the companies that move quickly to get ahead, he added. It will be those who move “imaginatively” to make the most of the technology.”There will be changes,” Timmons said. “But I’ve no idea what they’re going to be.”Additional reporting by Roger Cheng. Phones Tech Industry Mobile World Congress 2019 See All 2:43 The companies that didn’t bring a 5G phone to MWC this year didn’t seem much concerned about lagging behind, either. They join Apple in the ranks of phone makers working toward 5G futures on a longer and fuzzier timeline.”We believe that this year is literally the first introduction round, so we think probably early next year is a good time for a mass-market 5G rollout in the key markets where we see an opportunity, like Western Europe and the US,” HMD Chief Executive Florian Seiche said in an interview with CNET.”The mass deployment to 5G customers will be the end of the year and 2020,” said Honor CEO George Zhao. The company will bring out its first 5G phone later in 2019.The foldable eclipseMobile companies also had a tricky time at MWC trying to drum up excitement over 5G phones, because it’s hard to see or even fully experience the difference the next-generation networks will bring.The limelight was instead well and truly stolen by visually impressive foldable phones with their flexing wraparound screens. There is some crossover between 5G and foldable devices — the Mate X, for example — but it’s the spectacle of the folding mechanism that drew the crowds at the show.Phones like the Huawei Mate X have captured people’s attention. Andrew Hoyle/CNET “The foldable design has captured people’s imagination, but this was a technology we have been tracking for years now — it just so happens to coincide with the launch of 5G,” said IHS Markit’s analyst Wayne Lam. Foldable phones signal an evolution in mobile design that could change the future of phones and tablets as device categories, he added.It’s no wonder that after years of phones looking markedly similar, people are excited to see something new.”These folding devices come at an important time for the smartphone industry, when phone makers are struggling to differentiate their products and consumers are indifferent to this homogeneous ‘sea of smartphone sameness’,” said CCS Insight analyst Ben Wood in a blog post. The smartphone of the last decade or so has essentially remained “black touch-screen monobloc,” he said. 28 Photos 5G has been the favorite buzzword at MWC here in Barcelona for the past few years, but 2019 is when it truly arrived. Now that it’s here, all anyone can talk about are foldable phones. The next-generation network technology promises blazing speeds, smooth and stable connections and new possibilities for VR, self-driving cars and robotics. This being the big new thing for the mobile industry, all the players — from phone makers and infrastructure vendors to chipmakers and wireless carriers — have been desperate to demonstrate how ready they are.But at Mobile World Congress, there was far more buzz about the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X than about the early 5G devices being shown off. The lack of attention paid to all the 5G phones makes you wonder whether all the racing and chest-beating was truly necessary, and serves as a reminder that the next-generation wireless technology is still in its early days. Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Share your voice 43 Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 15 Photos • Qualcomm ZTE 5G AT&T Huawei Samsung Sony Sprint Verizon Apple MWC 2019: All the phones and gadgets we cared about Mobile World Congress 2019 LG V50 doubles the fun with a second-screen accessory Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

first_imgPolice have arrested a man on charge of killing his wife in Biswanath upazila of Sylhet early Wednesday, reports UNB.Helal Miah, son of late Jahur Ali of Janaiya village in the upazila, was arrested from Birendranagar village in Dowarabazar upazila in Sunamganj around 5:30am, said Mizanur Rahman, sub-inspector of Biswanath police station.The SI said the victim Lubna Begum, 28, was allegedly slaughtered to death allegedly by her husband at his cousin’s house on 26 February.After the incident, Helal went into hiding.Later, the victim’s elder brother filed a murder case making Helal Miah lone accused.After arrest from Sunamganj, the arrested person was brought to Biswanath police station around 9:00am.last_img read more

first_imgRick Bowmer/APA pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing an injectable anesthetic in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.In hospitals across the country, anesthesiologists and other doctors are facing significant shortages of injectable opioids. Drugs such as morphine, Dilaudid and fentanyl are the mainstays of intravenous pain control and are regularly used in critical care settings like surgery, intensive care units and hospital emergency departments.The distance that medical science has traveled in the past hundred years in pain management is practically miraculous. Walk into a pediatric intensive care unit at any major hospital in the country and, even though the children you’ll see are critically ill from disease and surgery, you won’t see any of them squirming in the bed in pain or discomfort. Though a child in this ICU may be diagnosed with an incurable disease, pediatric doctors are able to use hydromorphone, fentanyl and liquid morphine to keep the patient’s suffering at a distance.The same is true for pain management in adults. And it’s not just the patient who is spared — relatives, friends, not to mention doctors, nurses and the other health care providers don’t have to experience a cherished human being writhing in agony.That is why doctors across the country have grown increasingly concerned that hospitals and other medical facilities have been running low on or out of the supplies they need. Dr. Red Starks, a pediatric anesthesiologist who has been practicing for 26 years, said that for him, the shortage “escalated late this spring when we didn’t have any morphine.”“Or one week we had morphine, but we didn’t have Dilaudid,” he continued, “and two weeks later, we’d get a little trickle of Dilaudid, but we wouldn’t have any morphine. And you’re just thinking, ‘Hello, am I in the 21st century?’ “Starks says that while there have been periodic shortages of pain medications in the past, it has never been this serious. He agrees that, for the most part, patients are largely unaware of these obstacles to their pain management.It’s not just anesthesiologists who are affected. Surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensive care unit doctors are also impacted. In fact, the number of medical situations where physicians use injectable opioids is considerable. But it is anesthesiologists who are most distressed because it’s their job to mitigate patient pain.In an informal survey of nearly 2,500 anesthesiologists conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, 98 percent of respondents said they “regularly experience drug shortages at their institutions.” More than 95 percent say those shortages impact the way they treat their patients.Dr. Jim Grant, president of the 53,000-member ASA, says there is reason to be worried. He says every day when they begin work, “we go in [asking], ‘What do we have today, what don’t we have today?’ It’s not unusual for me to get a call from the pharmacist, ‘We have X number of this left; we’re working on somewhat of a contingency plan.’ “Grant says in addition to Dilaudid, morphine and fentanyl, his members report shortages of bupivacaine, a local anesthetic, and the lifesaving drug epinephrine.One reason behind the shortages is pharmaceutical industry consolidation — there are now fewer manufacturers than in the past. Grant explains that a production interruption at any one plant can cascade into a serious shortage. “We need more than one or two factories in the country of our size to be producing some of these essential drugs.”As Matt Kuhn with the global pharmaceutical giant Fresenius Kabi explains, the production process is complicated. It is not a simple proposition for one drug company to suddenly pick up the slack if a competitor encounters a big production problem.“Sterile injectable drugs are a complex manufacturing process to begin with,” he said, “and then you have to increase production; you’re essentially competing within your own factory for space and time.”Still, Kuhn said, Fresenius Kabi is trying to help. “In the case of the injectable opioids, we have increased production. We have extended shifts, we have added workers. But one company is not going to be able to completely fulfill all the market needs for clinicians and their patients.”Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has had some production problems recently. Pfizer believes it has now resolved its problems, saying in a statement to NPR, “We recognize the importance of these medications to patients and physicians and are committed to resolving these shortages as quickly as possible.”So where’s the federal government on all this? On the one hand, the Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to get a grip on an opiate addiction and overdose crisis that is killing thousands of Americans. So the DEA is trying to control supply by limiting the number of opioids produced by manufacturers.On the other hand, the Food and Drug Administration is getting an earful from thousands of doctors, dozens of hospitals and, last but not least, 16 U.S. senators who wrote a stern letter demanding the FDA do something about this injectable opiate shortage.The FDA would like to do something, if it could. Valerie Thompson, the associate director of the FDA’s Drug Shortages department, explains, “One thing to remember is FDA doesn’t control how much manufacturers make and can’t order a manufacturer to make any product. So it’s really up to the market.”For now, the FDA is concentrating on growing the number of suppliers and searching for and expediting approval of additional sources. But it is no easy task. You can’t exactly buy sterile hydromorphone from just anyone.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more


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first_imgNovember 2, 2010 – An estimated 1.1 million patients in the United States were treated in 2009 with radiation therapy, a 15 percent increase from 2007, according to a new study from IMV. The annual average increase is about seven percent.Breast, prostate and lung cancer were the top three types of cancer treated with radiation, accounting for 24, 20 and 12 percent respectively.“Digital imaging has become integrated into treatment planning, simulation and to guide tumor treatment real-time,” said Lorna Young, senior director, market research for IMV. The 2010 Radiation Therapy Market Summary Report describes trends in the adoption of therapeutic techniques, equipment and radioactive agents. Highlights include: • More than one-third of radiation therapy sites are planning to purchase external beam therapy units over the next three years. • Of the treatment planning systems installed, more than half of the hardware or server technology has been upgraded, with the majority of the upgrades taking place in 2008 and 2009. • 89 precent of radiation therapy sites have “record and verify” and/or oncology information systems installed. Two- thirds of the oncology information systems are interfaced with an EMR system, and 85 percent have digital images available on their system. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more 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 Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more center_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | November 02, 2010 Study Reports 7 Percent Increase in Radiation Treatment News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read morelast_img read more

first_imgNews | Radiology Business | November 20, 2018 Aidoc and SaferMD Partner on AI Solution to Enhance MIPS Payment Combined solution will use artificial intelligence to automatically generate data needed to report for Merit-Based Incentive Payment System 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more 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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Related Content 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 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more center_img Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more November 20, 2018 — Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solutions provider Aidoc announced a partnership with SaferMD to provide the first complete solution to use AI to improve clinical performance and reward radiologists with higher scores in the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS). This can enable them to earn positive payment adjustments for Medicare procedures.Under MIPS, healthcare providers can earn positive payment if they demonstrate that they provide high-quality, efficient care.SaferMD’s Radiology Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2018-2019 MIPS reporting. It currently offers 19 high-priority measures and eight sub-measures that reflect communication performance for critical and actionable results in imaging exams.Radiologists can use SaferMD and Aidoc’s combined solution to automatically generate the data they need to report MIPS and show the value of AI-based imaging analysis.Aidoc’s AI-driven radiology solution immediately flags critical conditions and moves them to the top of the work list, speeding diagnosis and treatment times for the most serious cases. It already has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for detecting intracranial hemorrhage in head computed tomography (CT) scans.A demonstration of the combined solution will take place at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 25-30 in Chicago.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… 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

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Jetstar and two other part-owned Qantas companies are being taken to court for allegedly underpaying Thai cabin crew staff working on domestic routes in Australia.In a litigation meeting yesterday, a Fair Work Ombudsman said the “pay rate is unacceptable”, with staff supposedly being paid half the cost required to meet minimum entitlements.Currently up to eight foreign workers are involved in the dispute against Jetstar and part-owned Qantas recruiting companies, Valuair Limited and Tour East Limited, however, the Government owned workplace ombudsman expects further action could involve up to 300 international cabin crew rostered across Jetstar’s domestic routes.Although the airline refuted allegations, Fair Work Ombudsman said it was seeking a $7500 reimbursement for the eight staff members as well as penalties from the Qantas subsidiary.“Court documents allege Tour East and Valuair pays its cabin crew proportionately for its Australian work up to half of what they are otherwise entitled,” the Fair Work group noted. “The Fair Work Ombudsman submits that whilst working on Jetstar’s Australian domestic flights, the crews are entitled to rates stipulated under the Aircraft Cabin Crew Award 2010.“The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges Jetstar Airways was knowingly a party to underpayment contraventions. “It alleges Jetstar rosters the foreign cabin crews onto its Australian domestic flights and is aware of the rates they are being paid.”The Group also noted that court documents submitted found that Jetstar contracts includes a clause that gives the airline the power to control salary and performance reviews, rostering and foreign crew duties. The two parties are expected to meet at a directions hearing on 17 August this year.last_img read more

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact And with the Cardinals on the schedule this week, I doubt the 49ers are going to change what’s been working.Unless, of course, the Cardinals defense forces a change.Arizona ranks third in the NFL in rushing yards allowed. The unit held Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin to a season-low 45 yards rushing two weeks ago, and Carolina’s DeAngelo Williams to 39 yards last week. And with linebacker Daryl Washington back, the Cardinals defense looked like a different beast Sunday — one with fangs and no regard for human life.So, here lies your key to the game Sunday. Frank Gore and the decision to reduce Colin Kaepernick’s monster role in the offense seems to have turned the Niners’ season around. If the Cards run defense can take away San Francisco’s new offensive identity, does San Francisco revert back to the original Kaepernick plan, or do the Cardinals leave their rivals searching mid-game for a third method for moving the football? Either way, the game plan for stopping the 49ers looks to be a far cry from what Cardinals’ defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was anticipating when the season began.Trick or treat? The Niners gave the ninth-year pro 20 carries against St. Louis in Week 4. He responded with 153 yards rushing. The team outgained the Rams 219-to-18 and they managed to snap their streak of offensive floundering to the tune of a 35-11 divisional victory.They’re now back on top of the roller coaster, having won two straight games by a combined score of 79-14.It’s no secret: Teams have fallen in love with the forward pass. Fans have as well, and for good reason. The league’s rule changes favor throwing the football. And last year, the league’s latest crush was on quarterbacks who could throw and run. With 65 percent of plays being passes now, and with some signal callers running the ball ten times per game, the quarterback was fast becoming responsible for nearly the entire offense. And San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick was labeled one these guys.Problem was: Despite all the preseason hype, the “Kaepernick-can-do-it-all” plan wasn’t working in September.Score one for old school football.Not only has Gore had 37 carries for 238 yards the last two weeks, Kaepernick has watched his pass attempts drop with each game, from 39 in Week 1 to 28, 27, 23 and 15. He’s also gone from an average of eight runs per game during the first three weeks of the season to two per game during the team’s active two-game win streak. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling It’s nearly Halloween.And what’s Halloween without a little Gore?Apparently, San Francisco got the message after their ghoulish performances against Seattle and Indianapolis. The reigning NFC Champs were outscored 56-10 in back-to-back games in September. The offensive output was pathetic enough for veteran running back Frank Gore to raise his hand and say, “hey, let’s not forget I’m here.” Comments   Share   last_img read more

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Gaston, listed at 6-foot-2 and 310 pounds — in other words, a big body in the middle of the defensive line — had not heard of Arians’ praise. When he did, he was appreciative. “But my main thing right now is just to continue to learn the playbook and just continue to get better, do what (defensive line) Coach (Brentson) Buckner asks of me and try to be a dominant defensive lineman,” he said. “That’s my main goal right now.”Gaston’s play has spoke volumes, and with Dan Williams slowed by a injured left knee and Alameda Ta’amu still rehabbing a torn ACL, the rookie finds himself running with the first-team defense — with Dockett to his right and Campbell to his left. Gaston called playing with first stringers “crazy” and “mind-blowing.”“Coach Buck tells us to be critical when you watch film of yourself,” he said. “That’s one thing I’m really trying to do — is be critical of myself. So the next practice or the next day, I really need to focus on those things.”Making it in the NFL is hard enough on a rookie, let alone a rookie who goes undrafted. When the 2014 NFL Draft ended, 256 names had been called, and not one of them was Gaston’s. In four yeas as a defensive tackle at Purdue, he totaled 131 tackles (24 for loss), seven sacks, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed in 50 games (including 44 starts). Comments   Share   – / 13center_img GLENDALE, Ariz. — All Bruce Gaston wanted was an opportunity. The Arizona Cardinals called with such an opportunity, and the 22-year-old rookie defensive tackle is making the most of his time in training camp thus far.“Bruce Gaston did a heck of a job on our defensive line — really showed up, blowing up some blockers and made a little name for himself in that scrimmage (Saturday),” said head coach Bruce Arians, who later told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that Gaston “is a big, powerful guy. I mean when I saw a couple of offensive lineman come backwards, it’s just like, ‘Whoa, who’s over there?’ I thought it was (Darnell Dockett) or Calais (Campbell) or somebody, and it was (No.) 75. I said, ‘Hmm, I like that.’” Top Stories “Obviously, I was very disappointed, extremely disappointed,” he said. “But I do believe everything happens for a reason, whether we agree with it or not, and I know a lot of times we don’t always agree with it. Even now, I’m still not necessarily agreeing with that decision, but it happened. So, once it happened, all I could do is move forward.”Gaston was one of 15 rookie free agents the Cardinals signed following the draft.“Once I got here,” he said, “it’s like, ‘Okay, it’s over with.’ I’ve just got to strive to be better and be the best and continue to grow. So, from draft weekend to now, I use that as motivation. My goal is (to) prove everybody wrong, show them that, ‘Ah, you know what, we should’ve drafted this cat. Dang, we missed out.’ That’s something I use as motivation as well.”It’s still too early to determine whether or not Gaston will make the 53-man roster, but it’s a good bet he’ll see a considerable amount of work in the preseason, which begins Saturday against the Houston Texans at University of Phoenix Stadium.“Tenacity and just hard work, and try to be as physical as I can be,” he said when asked what he’s shown the coaching staff that’s resulted in his rise up the depth chart. “I want to be a nasty defensive lineman. They always say that in the meeting rooms: We’ve got to be a little bit more nastier, a little bit more vicious. I’m just trying to apply that to my game.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more