Cutting turbulence toll in half: here’s how it works

first_imgIt’s the stealthy hazard aloft, the one that goes bump in the night, the one that causes you to seize your seat’s armrest till the knuckles turn white.It’s turbulence—either the kind generated by storms or the less obvious, but rattling, Clear Air Turbulence (C.A.T). Either way, it costs airlines some US$100 million each year in injuries to passengers and crew as well as unscheduled maintenance, operational inefficiencies and money lost while aircraft are out of service.Recently, AirlineRatings.com revealed a breakthrough system that’s cut the toll exacted by turbulence in half among aircraft equipped with the system. Now we’ll tell you just how it works.At least five major international airlines—American, Alaska, United, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon (formerly Dragonair)—have at least some of their jets fitted with the system developed by The Weather Company, an IBM Business. Partnering with Gogo Business Aviation, the set-up enables the delivery of real-time turbulence reports and alerts directly to pilots and airline dispatchers. The aim is to greatly improve an aircraft’s chances of avoiding moderate to severe turbulence.Traditionally, flight operations, pilots and aviation meteorologists have received coded verbal reports—reports containing limited information on actual, real-time flight conditions—via pilot reports, or PIREPS. Now, the Weather Company and Gogo contend their Turbulence Auto PIREP System (TAPS) can communicate critical en-route weather information far faster.To find out how TAPS fast tracks that information AirlineRatings.com talked to Mark D. Miller, senior vice president of aviation for The Weather Company. He says, so far, the system’s two launch customers, American and Alaska Airlines, have seen a “40 percent to 50 percent reductions in injuries and maintenance expenses” by better avoidance of bad air.Existing aircraft sensors that track angle of attack, altitude, airspeed, pitch, yaw, roll and other flight parameters feed that information into the ACMS—the Aircraft Condition Monitoring System. That’s where Miller says the data are encoded into his company’s proprietary algorithms.From there, the encoded data is –in most cases—sent to the aircraft’s ACARS system. The Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System is a digital datalink for transmitting messages between aircraft and ground stations, often via satellite. “We transform that [data] into very specific operational guidance,” he says. Sometimes that’s a Significant Meteorological Information or SIGMET.Regardless the raw data is processed and Flight Plan Guidance is the product.  “Basically, for the next 24 hours the heads up “provides the pilot and the [airline dispatcher] a complete picture of where they can expect to find turbulence en-route,” says Miller. As for updates, “We have a very robust alerting back end” of the system, “that’s continually monitoring all these flights and your flight plan. If we see any new [turbulence] report or forecast that may affect the flight, we can alert that aircraft directly.”Flight Plans are important, but it’s immediacy that can often be the difference between broken bones and barely discernable light chop. Miller says the turn-time between the moment ACARS sends the turbulence message to the ground and the potentially-affected aircraft is warned ranges from ten seconds to a minute, “depending on the communications pathway. It happens very quickly,” asserts The Weather Company’s senior vice president for aviation—from initial turbulence detection, to report, to information received on the ground and distributed back out.In this case, speed saves—avoiding injuries and schedule-crippling unplanned maintenance. “In these situations, minutes can matter,” says Miller. Especially when a flying machine is moving along at four- to five-hundred miles per hour.It’s got to be noted that this is a private solution to a very public problem. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is in talks says Miller about “getting this data into some of their systems, and I think—over time—that will come.” “But,” he cautions “FAA does not make these kind of changes quickly and readily.”In contrast, airlines can move with comparative speed on their own. Not only are at least five carriers already flying many of their aircraft with the system on-board, Miller says The Weather Company is “in the final stages” of talks with a major European carrier.All told, so far, some 700 aircraft worldwide are fitted with the system.The Total Turbulence system is no mere pipe dream, no futuristic prediction. It’s here right now, and already making a difference. It appears just how deep a dent it puts in turbulence injuries and damaged airplanes depends on how fast the airlines adopt it.last_img read more

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Gov. DeWine creates “Expo 2050” Task Force

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a new task force to develop and recommend a long-term vision for the Ohio Expo Center, an event venue in Columbus that is home to the Ohio State Fair, as well as nearby attractions including the Ohio History Connection and the current Mapfre Stadium.“At the Ohio State Fair and other events that occur here, there are countless ways to have fun. We need to find ways to keep that excitement going all year long,” Governor DeWine said. “Today, I am announcing the formation of a task force, called ‘Expo 2050,’ to take stock of all of the great things going on at the Ohio Expo Center, as well as the Ohio History Connection and Mapfre Stadium, and to develop a strategic vision for the entire area.”Governor DeWine made the announcement during a meeting of the Ohio Expositions Commission. Expo 2050 is tasked with reviewing the Expo experience, including the assets and activities of the Ohio Expo Center, the Ohio History Connection, and Mapfre Stadium, and developing ideas for getting the most use and enjoyment out of this state land in the future.As part of the process, Governor DeWine asked task force members to attend the Ohio State Fair (which runs from July 24 to Aug. 4), attend a Crew game at Mapfre Stadium, tour the Ohio History Connection, and attend the All American Quarter Horse Congress at the Ohio Expo Center (Oct. 1-27).Expo 2050 will be co-chaired by Mike Curtin, former state representative and newspaper editor, and by Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.The task force members include: Mike Curtin, Former State Representative, Ohio’s 17th House District (co-chair); Lydia Mihalik, Director, Ohio Developmental Services Agency (co-chair); Alissa Belna-Muhlenkamp, Junior Fair Board Coordinator, Ohio State Fair; Hearcel F. Craig, State Senator, Ohio’s 15th Senate District; Andy Doehrel, Chairman, Ohio Expositions Commission; Sandy Doyle-Ahern, President, EMH&T; Col. Richard Fambro, Superintendent, Ohio State Highway Patrol; Shannon Hardin, President, Columbus City Council;  Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association; Burt Logan, Executive Director & CEO, Ohio History Connection; Robert Lorimer, President, The Arnold Sports Festival; Mary Mertz, Director, Ohio Department of Natural Resources; Curt Moody, CEO, Moody Nolan; Keith Myers, Vice President of Planning, Architecture, and Real Estate, Ohio State University; Scott Myers, CEO, All American Quarter Horse Congress; Dorothy Pelanda, Director, Ohio Department of Agriculture; Bob Peterson, State Senator, Ohio’s 17th Senate District; John Rogers, State Representative, Ohio’s 60th House District; Virgil Strickler, General Manager, Ohio Exposition Center & State Fair; Paul Zeltwanger, State Representative, Ohio’s 54th House District.last_img read more

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And the GIFF 2019 Award winners are…

first_imgHere is what some Community Volunteer Reviewers had to say about this film:  “The video was soo funny and it is so true for how people see us going into the bush and coming back out. They then wonder what you are doing in the bush. I really enjoyed the video!”See for yourself and watch the GIFF 2019 finalist films here. Share with your Friends:More Congratulations to the filmmakers AlboGIFF_Team! First, The Signal Award, selected by a panel of Community Volunteer Reviewers from around the world. The Signal Award winner was chosen for its overall excellence as a geocaching short film. The judges considered production quality, content, creativity, and contribution to the global geocaching community.  Congratulations to the filmmakers weellu & Harjus! ____________________________________________________________ “Funny story, decent acting, and an interesting new way of looking at geocaching 😉 Met a lot of great people via geocaching so it does bring people together :)” “We appreciate that in part two of the series, the protagonist lets us participate in his experienced Geocaching efforts. With the expert knowledge of meanwhile 129 Geocaches he is able to give valuable advice to all of us. And he does! Confronted with the adverse weather conditions during the long Finnish winter and the intricacies of life, he doesn’t tire of showing us brilliant stealth techniques – a true master of making himself invisible. 😉 A very humorous and entertaining film.” “This film impressed me the most in all categories. The main reason was its presentation of the biggest issue while searching for caches in a funny way.” “Looking for a New Love ” begins with a quarrel between the muggle protagonist and his wife. After he is forced to leave the house, he sits on a bench and browses a dating app – looking for a new love. He notices a woman also checking her smartphone. Suddenly, a geocacher appears and jumps into a bush. The woman follows him. After a moment they come out of the bush and smile at each other. What is going on here? Will the protagonist find out? Braija is back in “Geocaching Documentary from Finland – Being Stealth” and he is now even more experienced than last year. He has learned new tricks on how to be stealthy while geocaching and shares his experiences in this new documentary from Finland. Watch and learn! In “A normal GEOday” two friends search a pirate themed geocache when their imagination takes over and they find themselves in the pirate tavern where the adventure starts. Three acts follow them throughout the search, arriving at GZ, and making the find. The film ends with the next storyline – a trip to… watch it to find it, no spoilers! Here is what some Community Volunteer Reviewers had to say about this film:  “I loved the effort that went into developing this film and thought it highlighted the adventure that is Geocaching.”center_img For the second time, GIFF Event attendees were invited to vote for their favorite film in a global vote for the 2019 People’s Choice Award. We received an incredible response with over 11,000 geocachers voting for their favorite film. Thank you for participating!  “I chose Looking for Love because I thought it was original, entertaining, and very well made. Everyone at our group laughed heartily at the concept, and many mentions of how much time we spent in the bushes continued all evening. Lots of fun!” This year’s Signal Award winners are… Congratulations to the filmmakers harogs & geocachingclown!  Wait, the winner? It should be winners! Yes, that’s right, for the first time in GIFF history there was a draw between two films in the Signal Award voting. Instead of a tie breaker, we decided to crown two winners as further evidence of the continued increase in film quality. SharePrint RelatedAnd the GIFF 2018 Award winners are…November 20, 2018In “Community”And the GIFF 2017 Signal Award winner is…November 7, 2017In “Community”GIFF 2019 in review and upcoming intermissionDecember 10, 2019In “GIFF” “Geocaches have many themes and stories they tell. If you go find them, you dive into the story. While switching between reality and story, this video shows in a perfect creative way that you can have many different adventures while geocaching.” Here’s what some GIFF Event attendees had to say about this film:  “Really a great movie that managed to do a lot with very little. The laughter in the theater showed that it hit the sweet spot. Thanks for sharing!” and… 16 films became finalists in the 2019 Geocaching International Film Festival. The votes have been counted and we are excited to present this year’s film festival awards, The Signal Award and the People’s Choice Award.  This year’s People’s Choice winner is…last_img read more

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Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Switzerland needed only a draw Sunday to advance to Russia, and a tense 0-0 result in rain-soaked Basel was preserved by Rodriguez’s goal-line clearance in stoppage time from Jonny Evans’ header.“In the right moment he was in the right place,” Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic said of the AC Milan defender.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 shutoutIt meant Switzerland’s disputed penalty for handball in the first-leg victory in Belfast made all the difference.Rodriguez scored that spot kick on Thursday, when Corey Evans was whistled harshly for an incident that few agreed with. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 All three now have at least 50 international appearances. None had been born the last time Northern Ireland played at a World Cup, in 1986. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES View comments Center forward Haris Seferovic was most at fault, failing to hit the target with two first-half headed chances and a late shot lofted high over the goal.Though Petkovic declined to criticize the Benfica forward, who was booed by some fans when substituted, the coach acknowledged a regular weakness of his 11th-ranked team.“We have to be more clinical in front of goal,” Petkovic said through a translator. “We had to suffer to the end, especially with this chance Northern Ireland had.”In the first of four stoppage-time minutes, Evans rose at the far post to meet a cross that goalkeeper Yann Sommer misjudged to leave himself stranded.Rodriguez moved across the goalmouth toward the post and hooked the ball clear as he fell backward into the goal.With their spot in Russia secured, the Swiss enter the pot of second-seeded teams for the World Cup draw on Dec. 1 in Moscow.Now the challenge for arguably its most talented team in decades is to go beyond the last 16 at a major tournament.In the past five years, the Swiss impressed in qualifying but failed to beat the best teams they faced — France twice, Argentina and Poland — at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championship.“We don’t really set limits for us. It could be even to the final,” said Petkovic, who should have his best players at their peak in Russia.At 26, Xherdan Shaqiri is heading to his third World Cup, while Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka and Rodriguez are both 25 and have matured as standouts from the 2009 Under-17 World Cup-winning team.center_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Northern Ireland coach Michael O’Neill said his team’s exit after a spirited second-half Sunday was “a devastating moment.”“It was decided by a really poor decision and a penalty that should never have been,” O’Neill said, 25 minutes after the final whistle. “We should still be playing extra time now.”“It was a privilege to be their coach and manager tonight,” said O’Neill, who shared tearful embraces with players at the final whistle.Northern Ireland came to Basel with aggression in its play that had been strangely lacking in the home leg.Still, Switzerland dominated much of the first half and should have sealed its place at a fourth straight World Cup much earlier.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jimmie Johnson’s title reign ends with wreck in Phoenix Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Switzerland’s players Valon Behrami, Granit Xhaka and Ricardo Rodriguez, from right, celebrate winning the World Cup play-offs second leg soccer match between Switzerland and Northern Ireland at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)BASEL, Switzerland — Switzerland is going to the World Cup after left-back Ricardo Rodriguez denied Northern Ireland hope in both games of their playoff at either end of the field.In each leg of Switzerland’s 1-0 aggregate win, the key incident involved one of Northern Ireland’s Evans brothers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Union Budget 2014: We did not want to burden the common man, says Jaitley

first_imgFinance Minister Arun Jaitley02:35 pm: I hope this leads to the expansion of the economy: Arun Jaitley.02:32 pm: We did not want to burden the common man, had to resolve a lot of issues: Arun Jaitley.01:47 pm: Poor friendly, youth friendly, farmer friendly, women friendly and senior citizen friendly: Rajnath Singh on Union Budget.01:44 pm: This Budget will only benefit Adani and Ambani, not the common man: NCP leader Nawab Malik.01:42 pm: This is a perfect and practical Budget for the nation: BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.01:37 pm: This Budget doesn’t benefit the common man: Congress leader Rajeev Shukla.01:30 pm: There is nothing new, they have merely continued our schemes: Sonia Gandhi.01:28 pm: There is very little for social sector: Sonia Gandhi.01:25 pm: The Budget does not quicken the pulse: Rahul Gandhi.01:22 pm: High on rhetoric, short on delivery. No vision and no roadmap: Congress leader Manish Tewari on Union Budget.01:13 pm: Tax proposals on indirect tax front would yield Rs 7,525 cr: FM.01:11 pm: Soaps and oil products to become cheaper: FM.01:10 pm: To broaden tax base, negative list for service tax has been reviewed: FM.01:08 pm: Propose increase in excise duty on tobacco products, and aerated water products with added sugar: Jaitley.01:06 pm: FM announces reduction in excise duty for specified food package industry from 10 per cent to 6 per cent.01:04 pm: Excise duty on footwear reduced from 12 per cent to 6 per cent: FM.01:03 pm: Export duty on bauxite enhanced from 10 per cent to 20 per cent: Jaitley.01:01 pm: FM Arun Jaitley announces several tax rational measures.advertisement01:00 pm: Basic custom duty on LED panel below 19 inch made nil: Jaitley.12:58 pm: FM announces measures to encourage manufacture of LCD/LED panels of TVs.12:57 pm: FM announces proposals to make CRT TVs cheaper.12:55 pm: Net effect of direct tax proposals is revenue loss of Rs 22,200 cr: FM.12:54 pm: FM announces measures to boost domestic manufacturing sector; says the sector has been under stress.12:51 pm: Provide investment allowance at 15 per cent for 3 years to manufacturing company which invest more than Rs 25 cr in plant and machinery: FM.12:48 pm: Propose to increase investment limit under Section 80C from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh: FM.12:46 pm: Tax exemption limit for senior citizens changed from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh: FM.12:45 pm: Tax exemption limit for small and marginal, and senior tax payers changed from Rs 2 to Rs 2.5 lakh: FM.12:44 pm: Do not propose to make any changes in tax rate: FM.12:43 pm: Impact of tax changes have been factored: Arun Jaitley.12:42 pm: I propose to give some relief to taxpayers and some sectors of the economy: Arun Jaitley.12:41 pm: Had to encounter challenge of extremely limited fiscal space in deciding tax policy: FM.12:40 pm: I propose Rs 200 crore for power reforms, and Rs 500 crore for water reforms in Delhi: Arun Jaitley.12:38 pm: FM announces Rs 150 cr for communication needs of Andaman and Nicobar islands.12:37 pm: FM announces ‘Arun Prabha’ channel for NE region.12:36 pm: Govt committed to development of Telangana and Andhra: FM.12:36 pm: Rs 1000 cr provided for rail connectivity in NE region: FM.12:35 pm: Rs 100 cr set aside for development of organic farming in north east region: FM.12:35 pm: Programme for displaced Kashmiri migrants with Rs 500 cr to be started: FM.12:35 pm: Young Leaders Programme to be set up with Rs 100 cr: FM.12:34 pm: Rs 200 cr set aside for upgradation of indoor and outdoor stadium in Jammu and Kashmir to international standards: FM.12:33 pm: Sports University to be set up in Manipur; Rs 100 cr provided in current financial year: FM.12:33 pm: Govt will set up national sports academy for different sports in different parts of India: FM.12:32 pm: Biotech clusters to be set up in Bangaluru and Faridabad to take science and technology to new heights: FM.12:32 pm: NRI fund for conservation of river Ganga to be set up: FM.12:31 pm: FM announces “Namami Ganga”, an integrated Ganga Development Project; Rs. 2,037 cr set aside for this.12:30 pm: World Class Convention facility to be developed through PPP mode: FM.12:30 pm: Time that we make serious efforts to link rivers; Rs 100 cr set aside for project to link rivers: FM.12:29 pm: FM announces Rs 100 cr for development of archaeological sites. Gaya to be developed as world class tourism spot: FM.12:29 pm: Propose to set aside Rs 50 cr for construction of National Police Memorial: FM.12:28 pm: Rs 5000 cr set aside for defence outlay over and above amount provided under interim budget: FM.12:27 pm: War memorial to be set up along with a war museum; Rs 100 cr set aside fro this: FM.advertisement12:26 pm: Rs 100 cr set aside for development of Technology Development Fund scheme for education of girl child to be launched soon: FM.12:25 pm: Will take measures to revitalise small savings schemes: FM.12:24 pm: Pending Insurance Amendment Bill to be taken up in the Parliament: FM.12:23 pm: Govt will work out measures for revival of other stressed assets: FM.12:22 pm: RBI will create framework for licenses of small banks: FM.12:20 pm: Bank will be encouraged to give long term funds and loans to the infrastructure sector: Jaitley.12:19 pm: Benefits of insurance have not reached larger section of people; govt will addres this in multi-pronged manner with stakeholders: FM.12:18 pm: To provide all households with banking facilities to empower the weaker sections; there should be at least 2 bank accounts in each household: FM.12:17 pm: Urgent need to converge current Indian standard with international accounting standards: FM.12:16 pm: FM proposes number of measures to energise Indian capital market.12:15 pm: Essential to strengthen and modernise regulatory framework in financial sector to meet challenges of increasing complex economy: FM.12:14 pm: Financial sector is at the heart of the growth engine: FM.12:14 pm: Revision of rate of royalty on minerals to be taken up on request from the states: Jaitley.12:13 pm: In order to complete gas grid, 15000 km of additional pipeline to be developed through PPP mode: FM.12:12 pm: Existing impasse of coal sector will be resolved: Jaitley.12:11 pm: Rs 4200 cr set aside for the Jal Marg Vikas project on river Ganga connecting Allahabad to Haldia,over 1620 km: Arun Jaitley.12:10 pm: New airports to be developed through PPP mode: FM.12:09 pm: FM announces development of Hastkala Academy in PPP mode: Jaitley.12:08 pm: Rs 50 cr set aside for pashmina production programme in Jammu and Kashmir: Jaitley.12:07 pm: There is need to develop more sophisticated models with quick redressal mechanism in PPP contracts: FM.12:06 pm: India has emerged as the largest PPP market in the world: FM.12:06 pm: FM announces Rs 200 cr for 6 more textile clusters in Rae Bareily, Lucknow, Surat, Bhagalpur: FM.12:05 pm: Definition of MSME to be revised for high capital ceiling: FM.12:05 pm: MSMEs are the backbone of the economy; to be revived through a committee to examine and report in three months: FM.12:04 pm: Effective steps to be taken to revive SEZs: FM.12:04 pm: Apprentice Act to be suitably amended to strengthen the Apprentice Training Scheme: FM.12:04 pm: To set up Industrial Smart Cities in 7 cities: Jaitley.12:03 pm: All govt departments and ministries to be integrated through E-platform by 31 Dec this year: Jaitley.12:02 pm: Rs 100 cr set aside for Kisan Television to provide real time information on various farming and agriculture issues: Jaitley.12:01 pm: FM allocates Rs 200 cr for setting up 2000 producers’ organisations across the country.12:00 pm: FM allocates funds for setting up 2,000 producers’ organisations across the country.11:59 am: Rs 5000 cr short time rural credit refinance fund for 2014-15: Jaitley.11:58 am: Additional Rs 5000 cr set aside for RIDF: Jaitley.11:57 am: Rs 50 cr set aside for indigenous cattle breed and blue revolution for inland fisheries: FM.advertisement11:56 am: State governments to be encouraged to develop farming markets: FM.11:55 am: Propose to provide finance to 5 lakh landless farmers through NABARD: FM.11:53 am: National Adaption Fund for climate change to be set up: Jaitley.11:52 am: Govt will initiate scheme to provide a soil health card; Rs 100 cr set aside. Rs 56 cr for soil testing labs across the country: FM.11:47 am: Five minute break announced in presentation of Budget.11:46 am: Agriculture University in Andhra and Rajasthan, and Horticulture University in Haryana, Telangana; Rs 200 cr set aside.11:45 am: Slum development to be included in Corporate Social Responsibility activities.11:45 am: FM announces Rs 100 cr for modernisation of madrasas.11:44 am: FM announces development of Metro rails in PPP mode; Rs 100 cr set aside for metro scheme in Ahmedabad and Lucknow.11:44 am: Mission for low cost housing proposed to incentivise development of low cost housing; Rs 400 cr announced.11:44 am: Urban renewal will address drinking water, use of recycled water,solid waste management, digital connectivity; 500 habitats supported: FM.11:43 am: Rs 100 cr set aside for Community Radio Centres; 600 new and existing ones will be supported: Jaitley.11:42 am: FM proposes National Rural Internet and Technology Mission; Rs 500 crores set aside.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley11:41 am: Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya Teaching Programme to be started: Jaitley.11:40 am: FM proposes to set up 5 new IIMs and 5 new IITs: Jaitley.11:40 am: Propose to set up Center of Excellence in MP named after Lok Nayak JaiPrakash Narayan: Jaitley.11:39 am: 15 Model Rural Health Research centers to be set up for rural health issues: Jaitley.11:39 am: FM proposes 12 more Govt Medical colleges with dental facilities: Jaitley.11:38 am: The four new AIIMS will be in Andhra, West Bengal, Vidarbha and Purvanchal: Jaitley.11:37 am: Propose to set up four more AIIMS; Rs 500 crore set aside for this. Six new AIIMS started recently have become functional: Jaitley.11:36 am: Rs 3600 crore set aside for National Rural Drinking Water: Jaitley.11:35 am: FM announces Backward Regional Grant Fund to address inter regional inequalities.11:34 am: FM proposes National Housing Banking programme; sets aside Rs. 8000 cr for this programme.11:33 am: PMGSY has a massive impact on rural development; sets aside Rs 14,389 crore for this: Jaitley.11:33 am: Jaitley announces Crisis Management Center for women at Delhi; money to be provided from Nirbhaya fund.11:32 am: FM laments apathy towards girl child, announces ‘Beti padhao, beti badhao yojana’, sets aside Rs 100 crore for this.11:31 am: 15 new Brail presses to be established: Jaitley.11:30 am: FM announces schemes for disabled persons in the country: Jaitley.11:30 am: EPFO will launch a unified account scheme for portability of Provident Fund accounts: Jaitley.11:29 am: A large number of money lying unused in postal schemes etc. Propose to set up a committee to examine how this can be utilised: Jaitley.11:28 am: Rs 50,548 crore proposed for SC development: Jaitley.11:27 am: Rs 200 crore set aside to support Gujarat govt in the Sardar Patel statue installtion: Jaitley.11:26 am: Govt committed to providing 24/7 power supply to all homes: Jaitley.11:25 am: Total sanitation goals to be achieved by 2019: Jaitley.11:24 am: ‘Pradhanantri Krishi Sichayin Yojana’ to be started for irrigation: Jaitley.11:23 am: A national multiscale programme called Skill India to be introduced to provide training and support for employment: Jaitley.11:23 am: In order to give major boost to tourism, E-visas would be introduced at 9 airports. This will facilitate visas on arrival: Jaitley.11:22 am: As large number of people migrate to cities, unless new cities are developed the present would become unliveable: Jaitley.11:21 am: We will examine proposal to give additional autonomy to banks and make them more responsible: Jaitley.11:21 am: Financial stability is the foundation of our recovery: Jaitley.11:20 am: FM proposes measures to encourage development of smart cities: Jaitley.11:19 am: India is the largest buyer of defence equipment: Jaitley.11:18 am: India needs boost in manufacturing sector: Jaitley.11:18 am: FDI is several sectors provides additional resources: Jaitley.    11:17 am: Transfer pricing is major area for litigation; proposes changes in transfer pricing regulation.11:17 am: I propose to strengthen authority for advance ruling in tax: Jaitley.11:16 am: We are committed to providing stable tax regime which is investor friendly: Jaitley.11:13 am: This govt will not ordinarily change policies retrospectively which creates a fresh liability: Jaitley.11:12 am: GST will streamline tax administration and result in higher tax collection for center and states: Jaitley.11:11 am: A new urea policy would be formulated: Jaitley.11:10 am: We have no option but to take some bold steps to spurt economy; these are only the first steps and are directional: Jaitley.11:09 am: There is a gradual moderation in the WPI recently; but we are still not out of the woods: Jaitley.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley leaves for Finance Ministry.11:08 am: Considering that we had two years of low GDP growth, a large subsidy burden, target of 4.1 per cent fiscal burden is daunting: Jaitley.11:08 am: FM emphasises on fiscal prudence, need to generate more resources: Jaitley.11:08 am: The task before me today is very challenging; need to revive growth in manufacturing sector: Jaitley.11:07 am: We have taken up the challenge in the right ernest; will create a vibrant and strong India: Jaitley.11:06 am: There is a large population which is below the poverty line: Jaitley.11:05 am: The steps I will announce are only the beginning of the journey we wish to take for macro economic stabilization, says Jaitley.11:04 am: The budget is the most comprehensive action plan: Jaitley.Copies of Union Budget at Parliament House.11:04 am: There are green shoots of recovery in the global economy: Jaitley.11:04 am: We look forward to lower inflation, says Jaitley.11:02 am: People have voted for a change. India desires to grow: Jaitley.11:01 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rises to present Budget 2014.10:53 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to present Union Budget shortly.10:40 am: Cabinet clears Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget.10:36 am: Union Cabinet meeting at Parliament ends.10:27 am: Arun Jaitley briefs Union Cabinet on Budget 2014.10:17 am: Union Cabinet meeting begins at Parliament ahead of presentation of Union Budget.10:14 am: The economic status of nation is unstable but we are sure Arun Jaitley will present a good Budget: BJP leader Nalin Kohli.10:12 am: Fiscal deficit needs to be looked at, says former MoS finance JD Seelam.10:10 am: Growth with employment is the top focus in Budget, says BJP.10:05 am: We need to bring down inflation. Investment incentive is needed: Chandrajit Banerjee (DG, CII) on expectations from Union Budget.10:00 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s family leaves for the Parliament.#FM, MOS and officers briefed #President this morning for half an hour on main features of the #Budget2014 pic.twitter.com/YKEeF2mVRy&; President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) July 10, 2014 09:56 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reaches Parliament to present Union Budget.09:38 am: Copies of Union Budget 2014-15 reach Parliament House.Copies of Union Budget 2014-15 reach Parliament House.09:34 am: Budget needs to take everyone forward: NCP leader Majeed Memon.09:30 am: I am positive that our Honorable Finance Minister will deliver a strong budget for a stable and progressing economy, tweets BJP leader Poonam Mahajan.09:29 am: I don’t think it will be a pro-poor Budget: NCP leader Tariq Anwar.09:26 am: A good taxation system should be in order: Arvind Virmani (Former chief economic advisor to Government of India).09:22 am: Sensex gains 47 points, opens at 25,513 before the presentation of Union Budget.09:20 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley leaves for Rashtrapati Bhavan.09:15 am: I feel that the Union Budget will exist only to serve few industrialists: SP leader Naresh Agarwal.09:09 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley leaves for Finance Ministry.last_img read more

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Long scores quickest Premier League goal at 7.69 seconds

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Long intercepted Craig Cathcart’s clearance and ran onto the loose ball before dinking a shot over goalkeeper Ben Foster.Based on the Premier League’s timing, the goal was quicker than the 9.9 seconds it took Tottenham’s Ledley King to score against Bradford in 2000.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsImmediately after the game, which ended in a 1-1 draw, Long said he didn’t realize he had put himself in the record books.“It’s a record, is it?” Long said to broadcaster Sky Sports. “Straight from the kickoff we wanted to put them under pressure. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred you block it and it doesn’t work but this time it did. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Dame time: Lillard’s 3 at buzzer ousts Thunder, sends Blazers to 2nd round Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It’s nice to have a record like that, but it would have been nicer if it was the winning goal.”Andre Gray scored in the 90th minute to grab a point for Watford.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Southampton’s Shane Long celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Watford, during their English Premier League soccer match at Vicarage Road in Watford, London, England, Tuesday April 23, 2019. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)WATFORD, England — It was the Long and short of the Premier League.Shane Long scored the fastest-ever goal in the competition Tuesday, netting after 7.69 seconds for Southampton against Watford.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Carpal tunnel surgical procedure

first_imgIn treating carpal tunnel syndrome, surgery may be required to release the compressed median nerve. The open release procedure involves simply cutting the transverse carpal ligament.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img

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a month agoBrighton midfielder Alzate open to committing to Colombia

first_imgBrighton midfielder Alzate open to committing to Colombiaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Steven Alzate says he’d be open to committing to Colombia.Alzate’s emergence has not gone unnoticed back in the mother country.He told Caracol Radio: “I’ve been playing football since I was three or four. At 16 or 17, I started to take it more as a career and I became more serious.“I don’t follow Colombian football much but I watch the national team.“If they call me, I’d love to play for the Colombian national team more than England, only because of my Colombian roots.“Although I’m in England, I feel more Colombian. It would be an honour to play for Colombia” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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The Warriors Duped The NBA

Conventional NBA wisdom is based on a set of assumptions about how the game is played, and those, in turn, are based on what has worked best in the past. Don’t shoot 3-pointers off the dribble. Don’t throw 60-foot alley-oops. Don’t play JaVale McGee. Yet each time the Warriors add some new theatricality to their game, like the transition 3-pointer or the pull-up 3 or a propensity for 30-foot alley-oops to JaVale in traffic, they aren’t just stunting on the league; they’re exploiting its assumptions.There is a simple explanation for how that works: The Warriors have style. For all the systemic differences between the aspirant 2013-14 team led by Mark Jackson and the swashbuckling 2015 champions led by Steve Kerr, the most transformative was that Kerr’s Warriors have style and Jackson’s did not. And style endures. Even after bringing on Kevin Durant, the Warriors never acceded and played like a traditional powerhouse, grinding teams down with sheer force of talent. Instead, the team continued playing its chaotic brand of offense, with Stephen Curry just as likely to be setting off-ball screens to free up Ian Clark as he is to be working in a high pick-and-roll. The unanimous MVP just in your grasp, the undrafted journeyman springs free for a look. Setup and payoff. The coyote roller-skates off the cliff.The Warriors don’t merely seek out the best practices of the day — they create value where there’s not supposed to be any.The leading example of the Warriors turning audacity into efficiency is the team’s signature shot: the pull-up 3. When Curry began pulling up from the cheap seats a few short years ago, the reaction was first one of awe, and then one of appreciation: The shots were fearless, and few could make them as often as Curry, but they also worked because most defenses never dreamed that that was a shot anyone wanted. Only recently, as a wave of pull-up 3s has swept across the league, have we begun to appreciate how Curry’s trademark opens up the floor for the Warriors.But pull-ups are just one of several ways the Warriors have bucked orthodoxy to remake the league’s ideas about smart basketball. Seeking out free throws has been a hallmark of the modern analytic game for as long as Derrick Rose has been harangued for avoiding them. Yet the Warriors don’t shoot very many of them. They ranked just 20th in free throw rate during this regular season, and while they’ve drawn more fouls in the playoffs, their postseason rate was about average among the playoff field.Meanwhile, the team has moved away from the league’s most popular play, which powers hyper-modern offenses like the Rockets’ and the Raptors’: the pick-and-roll. Golden State was last in the league in percent of plays that finished in the hands of a pick-and-roll ball handler at about 11 percent,1 less than half the rate posted by league leaders Toronto and Charlotte, and last in the league in percent of plays used by a pick-and-roll roll man at 4 percent.2 The NBA is increasingly a pick-and-roll league, but the Warriors have gone in the opposite direction, even if they have their moments of doubt.“I definitely want to be in more pick-and-roll situations, whether I’m getting shots or whether we’re manufacturing ball movement,” Curry said a few days after the team’s Christmas Day loss to Cleveland. “That’s a strength of ours, regardless of how teams play us.”In some ways, eschewing the pick-and-roll is a luxury the Warriors enjoy because they have two MVP-level players in Curry and Kevin Durant on the roster. But passing up pick-and-roll opportunities also enables Golden State to be the best long-range 2-point shooting team in the league, thanks to that chaos-engine offense. The Warriors don’t take a ton of the shots — they ranked 20th in the regular season in attempting them3 — but ranked first in percentage, making 47 percent.It may seem natural that the best 3-point shooting team is also the best long-2 team, but the Warriors are also seeking these shots out. Math is supposed to warn against that.Golden State ranked in the top 10 of total spot-up 2-point attempts during the season, and the team was again far ahead of the pack in percentage on those shots, hitting more than 50 percent — 2 percentage points higher than the second-place team, and more than five points better than the San Antonio Spurs, who led in attempts. As a late-stage development in a possession, it’s almost cruel. Chase Curry and Durant and all the other Warriors shooters up and down the floor, around screens, and out far beyond the 3-point line — sell out to cover all the most valuable ground on the court as fast as you can — and a guy like David West might just pop out to 17 feet and kill you anyway. The painted tunnel only works for the roadrunner.That’s what the Warriors do: They don’t merely seek out the best practices of the day — they create value where there’s not supposed to be any. It’s their most endearing trait, the thing that makes them a thrill even as they threaten to dominate the league at a magnitude unseen since Bill Russell’s Celtics. Very often, their “inefficient” ideas are also the most fun. Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images If the Warriors are light on Chuck Jones’s disciplines, they’re absolutely bankrupt when it comes to being disciplined. The one thing that’s plagued the team, in past seasons and in this one, has been turnovers. The Warriors have floated around the middle of the pack per possession, but they have a talent for slapstick turnovers at the worst possible times. Early on in his tenure, Kerr took to calling the team’s helter-skelter turnovers — the ones that flew into the second row, endangering the announcers’ table more than the opposing defense — “plays of insanity,” the implication being that Golden State could be even more dominant if it could snuff out these momentary lapses. When the Warriors dominated the Cavs in Game 1, players pointed to the team’s four turnovers as a sign that they took the series seriously. It’s not quite so simple, though.With the game on the line, we expect a team to resort to less obviously risky plays. Not Steph whipping no-looks on one play and JaVale McGee flying by with an ACME rocket strapped to his ass the next.Some Warriors turnovers are a function of carelessness. But others are more about the team’s identity since Kerr arrived, what the younger Jim Mora used to refer to as Michael Vick’s “athletic arrogance” — the belief that they are the best team in the world and capable of summoning any necessary magic to the court. Sometimes this backfires, as it did with Curry’s infamous behind-the-back turnover in the closing minutes of Game 7 last season.“Yeah, I still think about that,” Curry told ESPN’s Chris Haynes just before the Finals began. “In thinking about that game, it’s funny because I know the concept of making the right play, making a simple play, understanding that there are deciding moments in games and the difference between winning a championship or not could be one of those plays. I came out in preseason this year and threw a behind-the-back pass because I have confidence that I can do it and it won’t change that.”That confidence will lead to more turnovers. But it will also lead to some of the prettiest basketball the league’s ever seen, and you can trace the contagion from that Curry pass to Durant sauntering into a pull-up 3 to win Game 3.And it doesn’t just affect the stars: The Warriors ethos infused Andrew Bogut and Zaza Pachulia with the spirit of Vlade Divac and Brad Miller over the last three seasons, and even drew out latent passing skills from Marreese Speights and West. On the Warriors, veterans are empowered to throw surprising, stunting passes — passes that contribute to the team’s 2-point offense being so unguardable.4And that was the promise of this team! That when things tightened up, they were just as likely to throw the full-court alley-oop, or toss a behind-the-back bounce pass through traffic, or plant a shooter in front of Jeff Van Gundy and pull up from 40. It’s different from just about every other team we’ve seen. With the game on the line, we expect a team to resort to less obviously risky plays — brawny hero ball, or a calculating high screen and read that’s got more deltoid than fast twitch to it. Not this. Not Steph whipping no-looks on one play and JaVale McGee flying by with an ACME rocket strapped to his ass the next. Ben Margot / AP Chuck Jones, the classic Warner Bros. animator, used to say that we are all defined by our disciplines: When anything is possible, the things we don’t do are just as important as the things we do. Bugs Bunny does not act unless provoked; the roadrunner does not harm the coyote; the Houston Rockets do not shoot long 2s; and the New York Knicks do not catch the roadrunner. The Golden State Warriors do not have many disciplines to speak of. They’re basketball anarchists, unmoored from any concept of the “right” way to play as defined by crusty traditionalists or, importantly, the current generation of NBA nerds.For three seasons now, the Warriors have been the de facto champions of analytic basketball, the calculator boys whose success rests on mathematical principles. Other teams have gone to further extremes, but Golden State is unquestionably the flagship — as they’ll be the first to tell you. And in the afterglow of the team’s second title in three seasons, who’s to argue?But look a little closer and it’s apparent that the Warriors’ game doesn’t reflect the analytics it has come to represent. The Warriors aren’t math — they don’t represent order; they upend logic. They’re Bugs Bunny pulling himself out of the hat. The Warriors are the punchline. Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP The Warriors’ success raises questions about the new-school wisdom of the league. Is this a blueprint for future contenders or merely the imprint of a uniquely talented team? The answer might simply be that Golden State’s talent level is exceptional, that they can buck league trends because they aren’t like the rest of the league. And that’s partly true. They do this through individual excellence, yes, but that’s also the point: Golden State already had the talent the rest of the league craves, and now it’s using that talent in ways that other great teams haven’t. The fearlessness that Kerr allowed to flourish had taken root long before Durant came to town.So why not pull up from 40 feet, or throw 60-foot alley-oops, or play your small forward at center in the Finals just to see what happens? Why let the coyote get his defense set? It could be that there’s a steep minimum talent requirement to make playing like the Warriors effective, but there’s a steep talent requirement for anyone looking to win the NBA title.The Golden State Warriors are the team of the future — but that future may not be the one we thought it was.Read more: They Are Kevin Durant’s Warriors Now read more

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