Maoist surrenders

first_imgA hardcore Maoist, Waga Kawasi (35) alias Raju, involved in at least nine murders, surrendered before Malkangiri Superintendent of Police in Odisha on Sunday. The Odisha government had declared reward of ₹1 lakh for his capture. On Sunday, Waga reached the district headquarter to surrender before SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. At least 11 cases of violence are pending against him, said the SP.Waga joined the Naxalite organisation in 2004 and has been an active member of the Kalimela Area Committee.last_img

Talking Horses: Fleeting added to O’Brien’s strong team at Royal Ascot

first_imgAs if nine favourites for Royal Ascot were not enough, Aidan O’Brien added another big-race contender to his team for next week’s meeting on Friday when Fleeting, last seen finishing third behind Anapurna in the Oaks at Epsom, was supplemented for Thursday’s Ribblesdale Stakes, a race her trainer has won three times in the last five seasons.Fleeting’s addition to the field for the Group Two contest took bookmakers and punters by surprise, and having been unquoted for the race by most firms overnight, she was introduced to the betting at 9-2 before shortening to a top price of 7-2, half a point behind Sir Michael Stoute’s Queen Power at the head of the market. Aidan O’Brien Read more O’Brien has been the leading trainer at the Royal meeting for the last four seasons and nine times in all, and while his lifetime score of 65 winners is still 14 winners adrift of Sir Michael Stoute’s record total of 79, O’Brien will hope to close the gap, perhaps to single figures, over the five days next week. His first Royal winner, Harbour Master in the Coventry Stakes in 1997, arrived 20 years after Stoute broke his duck in 1977.Friday’s six-race card, in which O’Brien will saddle short-priced favourites in both of the day’s Group One races, could prove particular rewarding. In addition to Hermosa, the 1,000 Guineas winner, in the Coronation Stakes and Ten Sovereigns in the Commonwealth Cup, the stable also has the market leaders for the Albany Stakes and King Edward VII Stakes earlier in the afternoon.Ten Sovereigns set off as the favourite for the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in early May but appeared to be beaten by lack of stamina, fading to finish fifth after travelling as well as any of his opponents until a furlong out.“We were delighted with Ten Sovereigns in the Guineas and we were always thinking in our mind that we would run him in the Guineas and then bring him back for this race,” O’Brien said on Friday. “We’re looking forward to getting him back over six furlongs. He travelled so well in the Guineas but this was the trip he was very comfortable at last year, so you’d imagine he’ll be happy.” Hide Was this helpful? Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Royal Ascot 2019 Royal Ascot Show Support The Guardian Thank you for your feedback. Horse racing tips Ten Sovereigns is a 7-4 chance for the Commonwealth Cup while Hermosa is even shorter in the betting for the Coronation Stakes at 5-4. O’Brien’s other market leaders in Group One events are Le Brivido, at 9-2 for the Queen Anne Stakes which opens the meeting, and Magical, the 7-2 favourite for Wednesday’s feature race, the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes, while the last two winners of the St Leger will represent him in Thursday’s Gold Cup.“Le Brivido ran a very good race in the Lockinge [at Newbury in mid-May],” O’Brien said. “Ryan [Moore] just said that he got caught up in traffic at a bad time when the race was just getting going.“Magical has done everything right so far this season and has won three races. Last year we were getting her ready for the Oaks but she had a setback which meant we had to go gentle for a lot of the year with her. She started to get it together before [Champions Day at] Ascot where she won the Fillies’ and Mares’ and then she went to [the Breeders’ Cup in] American were she was just beaten by [dual Arc winner] Enable.”O’Brien’s record haul from a single Royal meeting is seven winners, in 2016. Four victories were enough to see him finish as the week’s top trainer 12 months ago when, unusually, none of his winners set off as the favourite and while Order Of St George, Winter, Caravaggio and Churchill have all obliged at odds-on since 2016, O’Brien has also sent out winners at 33-1 and 14-1 in the same period.O’Brien is no better than 4-7 to finish the Royal meeting as the leading trainer while Ryan Moore, his principal jockey, is 8-11 to be the leading rider ahead of Frankie Dettori on 7-2. Was this helpful? Was this helpful? Horse racing It comes to something when we’re getting wet-weather abandonments in the middle of June but that’s where we are after a week in which it felt like most of the country had basically fallen into the sea. Friday’s cards at Newton Abbot and Chepstow have both been called off, while Saturday’s meetings at Worcester and Leicester have also been lost.It’s a great pity about Chepstow, as I had high hopes of a Gay Kelleway double there, but 32mm of rain in the last day left the Welsh track with no chance. Their drookit clerk, Libby O’Flaherty, tells us through Twitter: “It’s more like jump racing weather”. Of course the track we were all waiting to hear from was Ascot, where the latest bulletin for next week’s meeting described the straight course as good to soft and the round course as soft, good to soft in places. Hermosa is Aidan O’Brien’s shortest-priced favourite at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Quick guide Chris Cook’s guide to Friday’s best bets Talking Horses: Seb Sanders and the case for a shorter title race Quick guide Wet weather hits racing center_img Show The going was mostly good to soft when I worked on Friday’s tips at York and I had hope it would stay that way but it’s soft all round now and a GoingStick of 5.7 suggests it may be pretty hard work. For that reason, I’ve cooled on Sir Dancealot in what ought to have been a winnable Listed race, and will wait for him to get good ground or better.In a hot 10-furlong handicap earlier on the card, Ghalib (2.20) is being predictably overlooked at 9-1, there being plenty of tempting alternatives to Rebecca Bastiman’s runner. But he’d dropped a long way in the ratings before winning well against 14 rivals at Hamilton last week and a 4lb penalty still leaves him very well treated. He gets soft ground again, a surface on which he has often done well, and the only major question is whether he can run to a similar level again. I think the odds more than compensate for the risk he may not.Otherwise, Richard Fahey is the trainer I’m rooting for on the Knavesmire. His Right Action (3.30) has a handy inside draw in the seven-furlong handicap and is reunited with Silvestre de Sousa, who is two from two on him, both times in big-field handicaps like this. I think he can be forgiven a modest effort last time under a big weight in a race for amateur riders on a much faster surface. He’s 8-1.Later, Fahey fields Society Queen (4.40), who has twice run well at Chester this year but basically gave herself too much to do with slow starts there. This place may suit her better and she won a nursery here last summer. She’s 6-1.At Sandown, Ouzo is odds-on to defy a penalty but at 4-1 I’ll take a chance on God Has Given (3.10), whose form has a progressive look since he joined Ian Williams. Cheekpieces are tried and the yard is going well.At the end of that card, 9-4 is perfectly fair about Gary Moore’s Goshen (5.25), officially 5lb well in under a penalty for an easy Brighton win last week. That was on good going but he’s by Authorized out of a Poliglote mare and if that’s not soft-ground breeding I don’t know what is. Thank you for your feedback. Hide Hide Quick guide Racing tips for Friday 14 June Facebook Share on Facebook Talking Horses Since you’re here… Chepstow 1.40 Lady Alavesa 2.10 Robsdelight 2.45 Indian Creek 3.20 Satchville Flyer 3.55 National Glory 4.30 Nette Rousse 5.00 AnifYork 1.50 Olcan 2.20 Ghalib (nb) 2.55 Chattanooga Boy 3.30 Right Action 4.05 Sir Dancealot (nap) 4.40 Society Queen 5.15 Speed CompanySandown 2.00 Dream Kart 2.35 Visible Charm 3.10 God Has Given 3.45 Herculean 4.20 I Am Magical 4.50 Valence 5.25 GoshenNewton Abbot ABANDONEDAintree 5.55 Ormesher 6.25 Must See The Doc 7.00 Lofgren 7.30 Asylo 8.05 Capital Force 8.35 Dragon Houdini 9.05 Smith’s BayGoodwood 6.05 Cardano 6.35 Diva Kareem 7.10 Mugatoo 7.40 White Chocolate 8.15 Aperitif 8.45 Hereby Topics Show features Thank you for your feedback. Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Fantasy: World Cup Expert XI

first_imgGaming Fantasy Football: Our expert shares his personal XI for the start of the World Cup Kevin DeVries Fantasy Football Writer Last updated 1 year ago 22:56 6/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Getty Gaming World Cup Mohamed Salah Olivier Giroud Cristiano Ronaldo France v Australia Peru v Denmark Egypt v Uruguay Portugal v Spain Croatia v Nigeria Germany v Mexico Brazil v Switzerland Belgium v Panama Croatia Brazil Switzerland Panama Spain France Australia Denmark Peru Uruguay Egypt Portugal Nigeria Germany Mexico Belgium Our Fantasy writer picks out the 11 best players and values on offer in the Goal game including stars from Portugal, Spain, Germany, France and more Throughout the run-up to the World Cup we’ve offered plenty of advice on how you should build your team. We are now just days away from the start of the tournament and it’s time to put the tyres to the road.So today I offer you my personal XI, with a quick sentence on why I selected them. Good luck to you and your Fantasy team and, if you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to do so here.Goal-Fantasy-Football-StartPlayingNow Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move GK: Alisson – Brazil, £6.1m, owned in 9.25% of teamsHe has been phenomenal for both Roma and Brazil over the last year and sits perfectly at the nexus of ability and matchups.DEF: Joshua Kimmich – Germany, £6.4m, owned in 13.79% of teamsKimmich is, without doubt, the best defender in the Goal game having led all players in assists during qualifying whilst part of a top five defence at this tournament.DEF: Thomas Meunier – Belgium, £6.1m, owned in 8.85% of teamsOnly five players contributed towards more goals (goals+assists) than Meunier’s 12 and Belgium should have little trouble keeping clean sheets against Panama and Tunisia.Thomas Meunier BelgiumDEF: Sime Vrsaljko – Croatia, £5.8m, owned in 1.39% of teamsHe’s being slept on at the moment but Vrsaljko picked up three assists and six clean sheets in qualifying and will not face a top 10 attack in the group stage.MID: Mohamed Salah – Egypt, £7.3m, owned in 15.9% of teamsObviously this depends on his fitness, but he scored 63 per cent of Egypt’s qualifier goals is in the easiest group, and starts the tournament with a double gameweek.MID: David Silva – Spain, £6.8m, owned in 8.77% of teamsSilva found his shooting this boots this season for both club (nine) and country (five) and is as close to a guaranteed starter as you’ll find this summer.David Silva SpainMID: Mile Jedinak – Australia, £5.6m, owned in 0.37% of teamsThe Aston Villa man notched five penalties for Australia en route to Russia and, considering his heinously low cost and ownership, he’s a gamble I’m willing to take.MID: Christian Eriksen – Denmark – £7.2m, owned in 10.3% of teamsHe led all midfielders in goals during qualifying (11) and both scored and assisted in Denmark’s final tune-up against Mexico, just to firm up his standing as an elite option in the Goal game.FOR: Olivier Giroud – France, £7.3m, owned in 3.15% of teamsGiroud had just as many goals as Griezmann on the road to Russia and, if he doesn’t start, you can always replace him midweek with someone who will.Olivier Giroud France 2018FOR: Edinson Cavani – Uruguay, £8.0m, owned in 5.22% of teamsHe led all of South America in scoring during South American qualifiers (10) and will get plenty of opportunities to score as no opponent in Group A has a top 20 defence.FOR: Cristiano Ronaldo – £8.2m, owned in 27.06% of teamsRonaldo has a surprisingly tough group, but he had more combined goals (18) than any other player in qualifying and, you know, is Ronaldo.Goal-Fantasy-Football-registertowinlast_img read more

UN forum spotlights situation of children in 11 countries

The Geneva-based Committee of the Rights of the Child monitors the implementation by States of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – the most widely ratified international human rights instrument, with 193 States parties. Composed of 18 independent human rights experts, the Committee also monitors implementation of two optional protocols to the Convention: one on the involvement of children in armed conflict, and the other on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.During its just-concluded three-week session, the Committee examined the situation of children in Slovakia, Maldives, Uruguay, Kazakhstan, the Sudan, Guatemala, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Monaco, Norway and Sweden, based on national reports submitted to it.In a set of conclusions issued today, experts expressed concern over several issues, including continued abductions of children for forced recruitment, forced labour and sexual exploitation in several countries, and especially in Darfur and South Sudan.Among the other issues of concern to the Committee were high levels of violence against children, discrimination against children born out of wedlock and the plight of refugee children.The Committee, which holds three sessions per year, will meet again in September to examine the situation of children in Sierra Leone, Venezuela, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Qatar and Syria. 8 June 2007A United Nations expert body today urged 11 countries to take steps to improve the situation of children and young people, noting continued discrimination and violation of their rights. read more

Police investigate robbery at St Catharines convenience store

Niagara police are investigating after an armed robbery at a convenience store in St. Catharines. It happened on Sunday around 5:15 p.m. at N.R. Variety Store on Ontario St. Police say a man armed with a weapon walked into the store accompanied by another man. The pair made demands for cash and managed to take a quantity of money before fleeing the store on foot. They were last seen getting into an awaiting white sedan on Lowell Ave. before fleeing northbound on Thomas St. “An extensive search of the area was conducted however the vehicle and suspect males remain outstanding,” said police in a news release. No one was injured during the incident. Police describe the suspects as black, between 20 and 30 years old and were wearing black clothing, hooded sweatshirts and had their faces covered.Anyone with information that could help with the investigation is asked to contact Niagara police. read more

Annan urges attention to grave and growing problem of unemployed youth

Addressing the fourth European Union/Latin America and Caribbean Heads of State Summit, being held in Vienna, he warned that the failure to deliver jobs can weaken faith in democracy, and undermine popular support for reasonable economic reforms.“Today, such discontent is palpable in many parts of Latin America, where high unemployment has led to reduced confidence both in democratic institutions and in the market economy,” he said, noting also that Caribbean democracies suffer from “an unemployment-fuelled assault of violence, drugs and HIV/AIDS.”Meanwhile, “persistent unemployment in developed economies such as those in Europe creates conditions that xenophobic and other extremist political movements seek to exploit,” he added.Explaining the benefits of providing jobs to young people, he said youth employment creates consumers, savers and taxpayers while alleviating problems like drug abuse and crime. “Most important, it gives young people a sense of purpose, and a real stake in the success of their communities,” he said.To generate jobs for youth, he called for direct policies on the issue. “We must re-evaluate our approach, and place job creation right next to economic growth in national and international economic and social policies,” he said.He also recommended fostering both increased employment opportunities for the young, and their improved employability. “In effect, Governments must seek to create and to increase both the demand for youth labour and the supply of young people with the skills that are needed,” he said.The Secretary-General called for a broad-based approach to the issue. “No country, and no single actor, can take on this challenge alone. Governments cannot do it without business; and business cannot do it without trade unions and civil society at large. We need genuine coalitions for change, in which all of us unite our efforts behind a common purpose. The United Nations system stands ready to assist in this work,” he said. read more

Troy Deeney praises camaraderie of basketball

first_imgWatford captain Troy Deeney has praised the camaraderie of basketball ahead of the NBA London Game.The 30-year-old took time after training, before the Hornets’ next game against Burnley this weekend, to support youngsters who were working with some basketball legends to improve their game.But Deeney’s involvement is far from done there, and he’s expected to attend the NBA London Game, where the New York Knicks face the Washington Wizards.He said, according to Ealing Times:Deeney: Let’s go out and try and make history Obinna Echi – May 17, 2019 Watford captain Troy Deeney has urged his teammates to seize the moment and make history for the club ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester…“I’m going down on Thursday and just want to enjoy the show. I appreciate the talents, it’s easy to look at the players and think I can do that. It’s the same as footballers.”“I appreciate the talent and the hard work form the players to get to the top. The players are so quick and agile.”“The best part for me when you watch is seeing the camaraderie. Every time a basket goes in there all involved.”“The team togetherness is a part of it I like. In any good sport or business, it’s about building a team.”last_img read more

Benitez talks about his time with Inter

first_imgThe Spanish manager and current Newcastle United boss lasted only six months at the helm of the Italian Lega Serie A giantsSpanish coach Rafael Benitez left Liverpool in 2010 after six years with the team, for what he thought was a better opportunity.He was hired as Internazionale Milan new boss in 2010, but he only lasted six months.“I won two titles at Inter: an Italian Super Cup and the Club’s World Cup”, Benitez was quoted by Calcio Mercato.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Moratti is a gentleman but he is in love with Inter and is way too emotive. He was doing everything for his players but he became nervous in a second after a bad result.”“I didn’t leave because of the senators. I had the support of Samuel, Cambiasso, Cordoba, Milito, and Zanetti. Eto’o scored 18 goals with me. Let’s say daddy Moratti didn’t want to sell his pupils,” he added.“I had 15 players who were over 30. We had a plan to rejuvenate the roster but we had the problem of the Financial Fair Play and I knew it when the market was already closed.”last_img read more

What You Missed Inside the 2016 Folio Marketing Awards

first_img We made the attendees wait until the end, so we’ll make you wait too…. Sixteen teams were honored for 24 projects that ranged in scope and scale, but every single one of them pushed the status quo and took an innovative approach to the changing marketing environment. As the ceremony drew to a close, it was time for Folio: to give away an unannounced award for Best in Show, the winners of which are listed at the end of our award winner profiles. The best and brightest marketers from the magazine industry gathered Tuesday at the Yale Club of New York City for the second annual Folio: Marketing Awards. With appetites growing, the wayward award spies finally took their seats to enjoy a risotto with chicken, followed by coffee and miniature desserts. (The mini cannoli was a crowd favorite.) From Bonnier Corporation’s video campaign detailing the dynamic and shocking uses of the Nissan Titan XD, to Brief Media LLC’s distribution of dog-butt-shaped coat hooks to promote a veterinary product, The Folio: Marketing Awards recognize the year’s most pioneering, inventive, and ultimately successful projects in both the B2B and consumer sectors. The room was intimate but abuzz as attendees searched for their name tags on the long, oval table. Some snuck a peak at the awards table, while others sat down to enjoy the first course — a deconstructed caprese salad that perfectly matched the orange and red flower arrangements. With dessert on the table, and a surge of industry excellence filling the air, Folio:’s VP of content, Tony Silber, along with senior editor Greg Dool, took the stage to launch the award ceremony. Meet the Folio: Marketing Award Winnerslast_img read more

How Prepared Are We For An AntibioticResistant Future

first_img X On March 14, 1942 — 76 years ago today — Orvan Hess and John Bumstead were credited with saving the first human life using penicillin. The wonder drugs of their time, penicillin antibiotics were among the first medications to effectively treat bacterial infections that, prior to their development, were often deadly — such as staph infections and even strep throat.While still in wide use today, more and more bacteria are proving resistant to penicillin and many other antibiotics. Are we ready for a day when antibiotics will no longer be effective — and what do we do then?Colombia is currently dealing with an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, one that Dr. Cesar Arias of the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth has been following.In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Dr. Arias about the situation there, the history of antibiotic use, and what’s in store for the future. 00:00 /09:41 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Pexels.comcenter_img Listen Sharelast_img read more

No 4 Louisville Plays at No 22 Florida State on Thursday

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 4 University of Louisville women’s basketball plays at No. 22 Florida State (16-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET. Date: Thursday, Jan. 24Time: 7 p.m. ETSite: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Fla. (11,500)Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: RSN, Jenn Hildreth, play-by-play; Chelsea Shine, analystLast Meeting: L, 50-49 (Jan. 21, 2018 at KFC Yum! Center)Series History: 13-16 (7-7 Home, 4-7 Away, 2-2 Neutral)UofL National Ranking: 4th Associated Press, 4th USA TodayFor the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at Print Friendly Version She ranks third on the team with 10.1 points per game and is shooting 40-86 (.459) from distance, which ranks second in the ACC and 16th in the country. After holding Georgia Tech to 44 points, Virginia to 43 points, and Wake Forest to 49 points, UofL’s scoring defense has improved from 64.3 to 61.2 points per game and moved from 182 to 93 nationally. In the last five games, UofL has forced 107 turnovers, good for 21.4 per game. They forced 26 turnovers at Wake Forest, 20 against Virginia, 21 against Georgia Tech and 24 at Duke. Louisville (17-1, 5-1) enters the game on a three-game winning streak and they have held their opponent below 50 points in all three games. It marks the first time they have held opponents below 50 points in three straight games since they did so in mid-January of 2016 (vs. VT – W, 56-46; vs. Duke – W, 65-48; at UVA – W, 59-41). Prior to the last three games, they had held an opponent below 50 points just once (at UTC – W, 75-49). Jazmine Jones returns to her hometown of Tallahassee to face Florida State. She has started the last 57 games, which is the longest streak for the Cardinals. Last year, she started all 39 games, joining Myisha Hines-Allen as the only players to do so. Florida State is giving up just 57.2 points per game, which ranks second in the ACC and 34th in the country. They rank second behind UofL with a +3.2 turnover margin and their +7.4 rebound margin ranks fourth. The Seminoles shoot just 28 percent from deep, which ranks last in the league. UofL committed just six turnovers at Wake Forest. In the last two road games, they have 14 turnovers combined after committing just eight turnovers at Notre Dame. In five of last nine games, they have committed less than eight turnovers. She had a career-high eight assists at Wake Forest.ABOUT THE SEMINOLESFlorida State enters the game with a 16-2 record and they are 4-1 in the ACC. Their lone defeat in league play was a 57-45 loss to Clemson at home. Both of their losses have come at the Tucker Center as they also lost to LSU (L, 58-45) on Nov. 18. Three of their four ACC wins have come by less than four points with a four-point win vs. Duke (W, 66-62), a two-point win at Virginia (W, 63-61) and a one-point win at North Carolina (W, 64-63). Watch Arica Carter has scored in double figures in four of six ACC games and is averaging 12.7 points, while shooting 19-39 (.487) from downtown. In the win at Wake Forest, she knocked down three 3-pointers early and led the team with 12 points on 4-7 shooting from deep. Against Duke, she knocked down three 3-pointers in the first couple minutes to help the Cardinals jump out to an 11-2 lead. She finished the game with a career-high 23 points, while connecting on a career-high seven 3-pointers, going 7-10 from beyond the arc. Listen Live Stats Redshirt junior Kiah Gillespie, a transfer from Maryland, leads the Seminoles with 18.0 points, which ranks fourth in the ACC, and 9.5 rebounds, which ranks fourth in the league. She is the only player in the conference to rank in the top four in both categories. Sophomore Nicki Ekhomu (14.3) and junior Nausia Woolfolk (11.8) also score in double figures, while freshman Valencia Myers is averaging 9.4 points. Ekhomu ranks sixth in the ACC with 3.9 assists per game and seventh with a 1.8 assist-to-turnover ratio. Myers ranks fifth with 1.6 blocks per game.Series History – UofL is 13-16 all-time against Florida State and 4-7 in Tallahassee. Louisville has lost two straight to the Seminoles and four of the last five, all since joining the ACC. Last season, Florida State handed the Cardinals their lone loss at the KFC Yum! Center with a 50-49 defeat on Jan. 21, 2018. Louisville fell 72-65 on Jan. 12, 2017 in their last matchup at FSU. The Cardinals lone win in the last five tries was a 79-69 win at the KFC Yum! Center on Jan. 1, 2016. Louisville’s last win at Florida State was an 85-76 victory on Nov. 25, 2011. Game Notes last_img read more

Common Lena Waithe Join ATT Hello Labs FilmmakerMentoring Program in Second Year

first_imgMelisa Resch is a graduate of DePaul University’s Digital Cinema program, where she obtained an MS in film. She has written, directed and produced several short films and for the last two years has worked at Freedom Road Prods. as a creative executive, working on both film and TV projects for the company. During her tenure she’s worked on a variety of projects for Freedom Road including “The Chi” for Showtime and feature documentary “They Fight” by director Andrew Renzi. Resch previously served as executive assistant to Common.“Your Name Isn’t English” by Tazbah Rose Chavez (mentored by Taika Waititi): Every time Tazbah steps into an Uber, she is repeatedly confronted with the reality that she doesn’t exist in the minds of the average American. The film explores the 10-minute car-ride history lessons she’s been giving for free.Tazbah Rose Chavez is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist working in the disciplines of film, music, performance poetry, and artistic direction. She is Nüümü (Paiute), Diné (Navajo), and San Carlos Apache, originally from the Bishop Paiute Reservation in Payahüünadü (Bishop, Calif.). She wrote and directed her first film at age 16, “Composure,” a short experimental documentary combining film, music, and spoken word that was showcased at film festivals internationally. Her most recent work as a writer and poet includes writing the script for Nike N7’s Dare to Rise for Equality campaign, and as the ongoing artistic director, writer, and producer for the B. Yellowtail fashion brand’s video marketing campaigns.“Little King” by Chelsea Winstanley (mentored by mentored by Tessa Thompson and Rachel Morrison): When love is forbidden, we sometimes do the craziest things.Chelsea Winstanley is a filmmaker and mother of three who hails from Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has been making films for over a decade as a producer and director. As a producer, she has screened short films in competition at Cannes, Berlin and Sundance. In 2014, she produced cult mockumentary “What We Do In The Shadows,” written and directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. Last year she made her directorial debut with a film called “WARU,” one of eight shorts weaved together to make a feature film from female directors of Māori decent. “WARU” had its international premiere at TIFF. She is currently in post-production with a feature documentary about Māori filmmaker Merata Mita.“October Lull” by Constance Tsang (mentored by Cary Fukunaga): An irreverent financial thriller where the thrill is in the company you eat. The mentors selected the filmmakers they wanted to support; two of the projects have ties to Showtime’s “The Chi” drama series set on Chicago’s South Side. AT&T Hello Lab enlisted Fullscreen (owned by AT&T and Chernin Group’s Otter Media) as the lead agency partner for the program, with Whalerock Industries as the production services partner.“The only way change can happen is by helping to create it, and it’s exactly why I’ve invested in this mentorship program,” Waithe said in a statement.Common — who also participated in the AT&T Hello Lab program last year — together with Shelby Stone are mentoring Melisa Resch. Resch is a creative executive at Common’s Freedom Road Productions (and his former exec assistant), where she worked on Waithe’s “The Chi,” a drama series set on Chicago’s South Side.“I believe the seed of this whole mentorship program will get people who are often not heard to be out there with their art,” Common told Variety.“We know in the world inequality exists,” Common continued. “We see Hollywood is making an effort, but we want to do our part to allow the people who don’t get the chance to be heard, really — women and people of color. For some of the these directors and writers, it’s their first work that will be seen.”Resch’s script for “The Line,” described as a “punk rock love story,” would have been much more difficult to get backing from a major studio because she’s a first-time director, Common said. “We wouldn’t be able to get this made as quickly as we’re going to get it made,” he said. “I read her script and I was like, ‘Wow, OK.’ What impressed me was the simplicity in the concept but the complexity in the people. It felt like such an original, fresh voice.”AT&T isn’t saying how much it’s investing in year two of the Hello Lab Mentorship Program. In 2017, the investment was “substantial” and will be on the same order this year, said Valerie Vargas, senior VP of advertising and creative services in AT&T’s Mobility and Entertainment Group.For the telco — which last week completed its takeover of Time Warner — the program will bring a fresh batch of original content to its DirecTV platform. But more than that, it’s a brand-burnishing effort by AT&T to foster goodwill and demonstrate its backing of diverse creators. AT&T Hello Lab’s filmmaker mentoring program — aimed at supporting the creative voices of those underrepresented by Hollywood — is back for a second year, with Common and Lena Waithe among the lineup of mentors for projects from six up-and-coming directors.The filmmakers, comprising five women and one man, will debut their short films on the Hello Lab channel on AT&T’s DirecTV and DirecTV Now streaming service later this year. The 2017 films can currently be viewed there.The seven 2018 mentors are: actor-writer-producer Lena Waithe (writer on “Master of None,” creator of Showtime’s “The Chi”); Oscar-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common; producer Shelby Stone “The Chi,” “Bessie”); Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”); director Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Boy”); actor Tessa Thompson (“Westworld,” “Dear White People”); and cinematographer Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound,” “Black Panther”). Constance Tsang is an American filmmaker living in New York. She is a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School, where she obtained a BA in individualized studies, concentrating in film and critical theory. Her previous work includes “Third Party” (2017) and “First Snow” (2018). She is currently a screenwriting and directing MFA candidate at Columbia University, where she will also be Richard Peña’s teaching assistant in the fall of 2018. “We have a broader investment in developing entertainment and talent that is underrepresented in the marketplace,” Vargas added, calling out programs like AT&T Presents: Untold Stories in association with Tribeca.Aspiring filmmakers have asked AT&T if it will change the Hello Lab Mentorship Program to an open-submission process. Vargas said the company is considering that “but for now it’s working very well.”In the second year of the program, “we are working harder to connect the dots for the filmmakers and dig deeper into these already diverse communities,” said Maureen Polo, senior VP of Fullscreen’s Brand Studio. Polo and her group at Fullscreen are managing the day-to day relationships as well as working as advisers to the talent.AT&T will support each filmmaker along with industry advisers, including studio and production company executives, agents, and attorneys. Advisers and mentors will provide pre-production assistance to the filmmakers on pitching their work, managing budgets, making shots lists and storyboards, and directing character-driven narratives.All the films will be 10-20 minutes in length. According to AT&T, all of the mentees have experience and connections in the entertainment industry but they’re still fairly new directors. On the back end, Fullscreen, AT&T and the filmmakers together will put together marketing plan based on genre of film and filmmakers background and social profile.The AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program will be featured in a presentation at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Thursday, June 21, at 3 p.m. CET (more at this link).Here’s more info on the filmmakers and their projects, provided by AT&T:“Further Away,” by Sean Frank Johnson and Casallina Kisakye (mentored by Lena Waithe): A black woman who is institutionalized in a psych ward meets God.Sean Frank is a London-raised, New York-based filmmaker and creative director. His interest is rooted in real, relatable environments, situations and subcultures that combine cinematic compositions with inspirational stories. A graduate of both Goldsmiths and Central St. Martins, Frank’s films have been nominated and screened internationally. Some of Frank’s work to date includes his short film “H.E.R.: Every Kind of Way” inspired by the music of artist H.E.R and music documentary “Mas Fuerte.”Casallina Kisakye was born in Kampala, Uganda, and immigrated to the U.S. when she was 10 years old. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s and the New Yorker. She is currently a writer on Showtime’s “The Chi.”“The Line” by Melisa Resch (mentored by Common and Shelby Stone): A punk rock love story. Sparks fly between two women when they meet at a clinic defense demonstration. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… 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 | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… 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 Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Technology | June 02, 2009 Siemens Showcases Advances in Image-Processing IT Portfolio Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more June 2, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare will demonstrate the latest developments to its broad radiology, cardiology and image-processing portfolio at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2009 Annual Meeting June 4-7 in Charlotte, N.C.syngo Suite, Siemens Web-enabled radiology information system (RIS) and picture archiving and communications system (PACS) with intelligent post-processing applications, computer-aided detection (CAD) applications, and embedded speech recognition, consists of a portfolio of innovative applications and solutions that will be demonstrated at SIIM.Siemens will demonstrate new enhancements to its syngo Workflow multientity RIS solution and highlight the latest syngo portals, which provide role-based access to applications and information, when and where they are needed most. The newest portal available, syngo Portal Executive, is a web-based solution to support proactive management of issues relevant to executives, department managers, and IT administrators – whether it is trending exam volumes, monitoring patient wait times, or supervising report turnaround times. This new portal can monitor and analyze over 40 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the operational performance of a department. syngo Portal Radiologist has been enhanced with new tools that provide radiologists focused access to important patient information, such as new and previous imaging studies, previous reports, and lab values, all in one application window. In addition, syngo Workflow’s embedded dictation tool, syngo Voice, has been updated to include context sensitive shortcuts, helping to make dictating more efficient. Developments such as clinical notifications make it possible to highlight certain clinical data, supporting prompt awareness of important patient information.The new version of syngo Imaging V35 (PACS), is now available. It features major improvements in scalability and performance. Next to these improvements, the new version features functions for patient parking and demos. Version 35 also offers a combination of independent innovative CAD (computer-aided detection) and advanced imaging solutions directly visible at the PACS viewing workstation, supporting diagnostic confidence and enhancing workflow efficiency.Additionally, syngo Dynamics (Cardio PACS) upcoming version 8.0 (1), assists organizations with improving the efficiency of clinical procedures in cardiovascular imaging, vascular ultrasound, general imaging, and OB/GYN. The solution now includes new features to enhance the cardiology department workflow, including a tool designed for administrative reporting of key performance indicators to promote greater transparency and support proactive department management. The new algorithm for web distribution also provides significant improvements in Web access to cine-clips.1 This information about this product is preliminary. 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California celebrates milestones and major openings in 2017

first_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> California celebrates milestones and major openings in 2017 The Canadian Press Sharecenter_img Tags: California SACRAMENTO — As California prepares to enter the new year, the state’s tourism industry is announcing major openings and special milestones that make 2017 an ideal time to visit The Golden State.“California has long been a magnet for dreamers, inspiring them with our epic landscapes and anything is possible vibe and welcoming their creativity to shape our beautiful state,” said Caroline Beteta, president & CEO of Visit California. “In 2017, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in celebrating this rich history while enjoying an abundance of new attractions.”From reviving the spirit of the “grooviest” summer in history to taking a hike through California’s largest state park, 2017’s milestone anniversaries offer plenty to celebrate. Meanwhile, new hotels and new developments at some of the state’s major attractions bring fresh reasons to travel in the new year. Read below for more details on what’s to come.Milestone Anniversaries50th Anniversary of Summer of LoveIn 1967, nearly 100,000 young people converged on Haight-Ashbury, turning San Francisco into the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon known as the Summer of Love. In 2017, San Francisco celebrates the 50th anniversary of that summer with a variety of special events and exhibitions. Visitors can also enjoy walking tours, apps and hop-on, hop-off tours that follow the footprints of this seminal summer.PIER 39 Celebrates 39 YearsIn the late 1970s, San Francisco businessman and developer Warren Simmons dreamed of building an urban park along the city’s undeveloped waterfront. On Oct. 4, 1978, Simmons’ dream became a reality when he transformed a dilapidated cargo pier into PIER 39. Today, more than 11 million guests visit annually. In January, PIER 39 will kick off 39 weeks of fun to celebrate its 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, free daily entertainment, unique local shopping and sea lions!Culver City Centennial CelebrationThe history of Culver City begins in 1913 when Harry H. Culver announced his plans for a city at the California Club in Los Angeles; the city was finally incorporated on September 20, 1917. In celebration of its Centennial, Culver City has a year of festivities underway that began on Sept. 20, 2016, centered around its theme, “Culver City – A Century of Change.” Centennial festivities include special events every month, concluding on Incorporation Day on Sept. 20, 2017.90th Anniversary of TCL Chinese TheatreIn May 2017, the historic TCL Chinese Theatre will celebrate its 90th anniversary as a fixture in Hollywood. The venue is home to the unique Forecourt of the Stars, featuring cement handprints and footprints of major movie stars. TCL Chinese Theatre was opened by Sid Grauman in 1927 and currently offers more than 50 events a year including movie premieres, imprint ceremonies and film festivals.50th Anniversary of the Anza-Borrego FoundationIn celebration of 50 years of partnership, the Anza-Borrego Foundation and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park are inviting visitors to complete two five-hike challenges on some of the most famous (and infamous) peaks and trails in the region. “5 Hikes for 50 Years” is an ideal way for visitors to experience the many wonders of this Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which is not only California’s largest state park but is located in the only Certified IDA International Dark Sky Community in the Golden State.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back50th Anniversary of South Coast PlazaSouth Coast Plaza, a renowned international destination for shopping and dining, celebrates 50 years of quality. Located in Costa Mesa, California, South Coast Plaza opened on March 15, 1967. Today, it is home to more than 250 prominent boutiques, critically acclaimed restaurants and the celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Its unparalleled collection of diverse retailers, along with its customized concierge services, makes it California’s premier shopping experience. South Coast Plaza will mark its 50th anniversary throughout 2017 with exclusive collaborations with global luxury brands, arts partnerships, special events, exhibitions, fashion shows, and more.Major OpeningsDowntown Commons Coming to Sacramento Spring 2017The opening of the Golden 1 Center arena in October 2016 is the catalyst for the ongoing downtown redevelopment in Sacramento, including several new restaurants that have already opened. Downtown Commons, nicknamed DOCO, will be a 3-acre plaza adjacent to the arena featuring entertainment; innovative restaurants; boutiques; a 250-room Kimpton hotel, The Sawyer; and a place for people to enjoy outdoor concerts and activities.Archer Hotel Napa Opening Late Spring 2017Archer Hotel Napa, a new-build hotel in the heart of downtown Napa, is well underway and on track for a late spring opening. The highly anticipated 183-room, five-story will offer sweeping 360-degree views of Napa Valley from its expansive rooftop. The Charlie Palmer Group will lead the culinary direction of rooftop bar, over 15,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space, in-room dining and the signature restaurant, Charlie Palmer Steak. The James Los Angeles – West Hollywood Debuting April 2017The James Los Angeles – West Hollywood, a Denihan Hospitality’s The James luxury brand, will make its West Coast debut in April 2017 with 286 rooms. Located on the hillside corner of Sunset and La Cienega Boulevard in the heart of The Sunset Strip, this much-anticipated property will offer guests stunning panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and Los Angeles Basin.InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Opening in Summer 2017The eagerly anticipated InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown will stand 73 stories tall and feature 900 luxury rooms. The hotel will be located at Wilshire Grand Center, which will be the tallest building west of Chicago upon completion in summer of 2017.San Diego Zoo Opens Africa Rocks Exhibit in Spring 2017In spring 2017, The San Diego Zoo will open a new 8-acre exhibit called “Africa Rocks,” providing new habitats for African plant and animal species. This $68 million expansion is the largest in the 100-year-old Zoo’s history and will completely transform the area that was previously known as the Cat and Dog Canyon into an area with a gently-winding, ADA-accessible pathway.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksKnott’s Soak City to Open Six New Slides in Spring 2017The first Knott’s Soak City expansion project in 10 years features a 165-food water tower with four new slides and a second 150-foot tower with two slides. Visitors will enjoy new shaded areas and cabanas along with a new overall look. The expansion is expected to open in May 2017, just in time for families to start planning their summer vacations.SeaWorld San Diego Opening Largest Attraction YetEnjoy a summer of amazing fun in 2017 with the largest attraction opening in SeaWorld San Diego’s history, with three all-new experiences. While visiting, guests can: dive into Ocean Explorer on the interactive Submarine Quest to unlock some of the ocean’s greatest mysteries; be inspired by the new Orca Encounter featuring killer whales’ natural behaviors; and attend Electric Ocean’s end-of-day spectacle, which will light up the night in a glowing sea of wonder.The Mariposa Grove Reopening in Yosemite National Park in Summer 2017The Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park will reopen in summer 2017, following its closure in 2015 by the National Park Service as part of a restoration project. The Mariposa Grove is home to 500 mature giant sequoias and is the largest of the three groves in Yosemite National Park. The project was begun to ensure the health of the grove and upon completion will include over a half-mile of new accessible trails and boardwalks, a consolidated parking area, removal of commercial activities, and more.Greater Palm Springs Welcomes Series of New High-End HotelsIn 2017, four luxury hotels will open in Greater Palm Springs. The new Kimpton Rowan Hotel, scheduled to open downtown in March 2017, features a six-story new build with 155 rooms and a rooftop pool, the first of its kind in Palm Springs. Andaz Palm Springs, slated to open in summer 2017, will also be located in downtown Palm Springs. The 150-room, four-star Hotel Paseo, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, is slated to open October 2017. And Hyde Hotel & Residences will debut in Coachella Valley in 2017, offering 150 two-bedroom condo units, 40 luxury suites and 10 luxury two-bedroom, standalone villas.About Visit CaliforniaVisit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state’s travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to Visit California, spending by travelers totaled $122.5 billion in 2015 in California, generating 1,064,000 jobs in the state and $9.9 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about Visit California and for a free California Official State Visitor’s Guide, go to For story ideas, media information, downloadable images, video and more, go to Wednesday, December 21, 2016 last_img read more

Apparently Daunte Culpepper wants a job in the NFL

first_imgApparently Daunte Culpepper wants a job in the NFL. According to ProFootballTalk, the veteran cites “unfinished business” as reason for wanting another shot.In fact, the site lists the Cardinals as a team that should at least consider giving Culpepper a tryout. Please.Unless, of course, the Cardinals are seeking a QB whose touchdown celebration is as good as his throwing arm (see :22 into the video). 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Cypriots are addicted to social media but not so keen on ecommerce

first_imgThe increase in social media use has been so huge that Cyprus has the highest percentage of Facebook users in Europe. Nearly all internet users, 94 per cent, are subscribers.Not only that, but in the past year, there has been a 58 per cent increase in active social media users and an increase of 66 per cent in active mobile social media, according to a study by Limassol based design company FOUNDiiD, published by researcher and social psychologist Paul McEvoy this week.Malta is in second place with 93 per cent of internet users subscribing to Facebook. The next country on the list, Portugal, has just 83 per cent of their internet active population subscribing to the popular social networking service.McEvoy believes the phenomenon is linked to the small, close society in which we and the Maltese both live.McEvoy suspects the key factor is social capital, the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function effectively.“In a smaller society people are much more aware of what others are doing and curious about others,” he said.The use of social media in Cyprus is so prominent that the researcher calls the country ‘social-media island’. Cypriots are 19 per cent more likely to use the internet for social media than the European average. Some 79 per cent use social media, an increase of 34 per cent since 2011.It is also the second most popular internet activity, the most popular being searching for information on goods and services which is what 81 per cent of internet users do.As recently as 2015, social media were only surfed by 71 per cent of users and the activity was in fourth place.McEvoy believes this is the only country where companies report their activities and their clients to such an extent via such social media networks, in fact just about all companies have a Facebook page.This can be positive as information is shared but it also leaves people with little privacy. Yet, the will to bond and find out about others’ activities seems to override any concerns about privacy or a secure internet.Yet when it comes to e-commerce the picture is very different. Cypriots are very conservative and extremely careful and this can be a problem, at least according to a 2016 EU commission study.“Although Cypriots engage in a broad range of online activities, their use of online banking (29 per cent) and online shopping (32 per cent) are much lower than the EU average,” the study said.“Low levels of trust seem to be holding back the development of its digital economy. Cyprus’ score was lower than the EU average and over the last year, the score grew at a slower pace than the EU. As such, Cyprus is part of the falling behind cluster of countries.”There are other concerns. One is that more domestic access is needed despite a 29 per cent growth since 2011 and an increase of four percent since 2015 which means three-quarters of homes now have access to the internet.However, the EU Commission suggests that to fully develop its digital economy and society, the government needs to do more to encourage the public to use the internet. Cyprus has a low level of regular internet users (70 per cent), and 26 per cent of the Cypriot population has never used the internet while the EU average is 10 per cent less. This means that over one-fourth of the population cannot take advantage of the internet, nor can they contribute to the digital economy.Cystat found the main reason for not having an internet connection at home in 2016 was that the majority of people who don’t have access say they don’t need it. More worrying is the second reason, their perceived lack of skills (56,3 per cent).The perceptions are most likely right. The EU Commission report also says that only 43 per cent of Cypriots possess at least basic levels of digital skills. The commission’s concern is that the lack of skills coupled with the lack of trust mean that Cyprus lags behind the rest of Europe.And this is where people like McEvoy come in, who hopes his research will help more people find the confidence to access the internet.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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