Giannis’ Double-Bouble Leads Bucks to Win Over Minnesota

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks silenced the boos with a big victory.Eric Bledsoe scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 22 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bucks rally from a 20-point deficit and win back their crowd with a 102-96 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.“I didn’t hear the boos, but I don’t hear the cheers either,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “That’s what the fans come to see. The game is about runs.”None were bigger than Bledsoe’s final push.Bledsoe had six points and two key assists down the stretch and the Bucks found their missing defense, holding the Timberwolves to a season-low 12 points in the fourth quarter. Minnesota went cold over the last 4:21 and had its five-game winning streak snapped.Bledsoe took a pass from Antetokounmpo and made an open 3-pointer from the corner to give the Bucks their first lead of the game at 95-93 with 2:25 to go. Bledsoe followed with a three-point play and then found Antetokounmpo under the basket for an easy two points, pushing the lead to 100-93 with 1:04 left.Khris Middleton and John Henson added 14 apiece for Milwaukee.Minnesota perhaps wore down a night after a 128-125 overtime victory over Denver and had a four-game road winning streak snapped.Jamal Crawford, who scored 11 points, didn’t think that was the case.Milwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe and Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrate during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 102-96. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)“I won’t make excuses to be honest with you,” he said. “You can say that, but we still built a big enough lead where we should have finished that game.”Karl-Anthony Towns scored 22 points and tied his season high with four 3-pointers for Minnesota. Andrew Wiggins, who was sidelined briefly in the third after turning his ankle, finished with 21.Towns’ driving layup gave the Timberwolves a 74-54 lead in the third, but the Bucks used a 21-10 run to end the quarter trailing by five points. The Bucks opened the fourth with a 13-4 run and tied it at 88 on a 3 by Middleton with 7:06 to play.The Timberwolves were without point guard Jeff Teague and had some other bumps and bruises in the second half.“Once we had the lead up to 20, (Wiggins) sprained his ankle, so that hurt us some,” Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We had a stretch where Tyrus (Jones) dislocated his finger. So, we didn’t play well down the stretch.”Jimmy Butler, who had a season-high 39 points against the Nuggets, finished with 20 points and seven assists. Jones made his fourth start of the season at point guard, filling in for the injured Teague.Teague missed the game with a sprained left knee. He got caught in a scramble of players in the final seconds against the Nuggets and limped off the court.TIP-INSTimberwolves: F Nemanja Bjelica played his third straight game after missing the previous 15 with a sprained foot. He was scoreless. … Minnesota, one of only four Western Conference teams with a winning road record, slipped to 3-8 against the Eastern Conference and 0-4 against the Central Division.Bucks: The Bucks had six turnovers in the first quarter and four more in the second. … Milwaukee extended its season-best streak of scoring 100-plus points to 17 games.BUCKS OWN THE PAINTThe Bucks outscored the Timberwolves 62-32 in the paint.“That is their strength,” Crawford said. “It’s getting to the hole. We should have made them make more outside shots. That falls on us. We knew that going into it. We got to do a better job of that.”ENOUGH IS ENOUGH“Sometimes you feel you’re on the brink of being embarrassed,” Kidd said. “So, you tend to turn it up. The guys stayed together. The best part of the night was they kept talking to each other.”BIGGEST COMEBACK WINThe victory was Milwaukee’s biggest comeback win of the season. The previous was 14 points down against the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 11.UP NEXTTimberwolves: At Indiana on Sunday.Bucks: At Oklahoma City on Friday.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Government Committed To Expanding Restorative Justice

first_img Mr. Chuck further advised that about 8,000 Justices of the Peace will be trained in restorative justice and mediation. Story Highlights “Getting wrongdoers to accept responsibility is the essence of restorative justice; which is why I am so committed to having restorative justice spread in every nook and cranny, (on) every highway, byway (and) every corner, (and in) every schoolroom, every church and every inner-city community across Jamaica,” he said. Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to expanding restorative justice across sectors and promoting it as an alternative for curbing crime. Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to expanding restorative justice across sectors and promoting it as an alternative for curbing crime.He announced that over the next two years, the Ministry will be training school administrators as restorative justice practitioners. He indicated that each school is expected to have at least three trained practitioners.Mr. Chuck further advised that about 8,000 Justices of the Peace will be trained in restorative justice and mediation.Additionally, he said persons in the judiciary will be sensitized about restorative justice and child diversion processes, while community leaders, first responders and other support groups will also undergo training, beginning this year.Mr. Chuck said training and sensitization are being done to ensure that restorative justice resonates with all stakeholders in every community so that “people will know about it and know how they can resolve disputes and (make sure) that stability, peace and calm can be created and (maintained) across Jamaica.”He was addressing the 9th International Restorative Justice Conference, hosted at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on February 9.The conference was the final in a series of events organized by the Ministry to mark Restorative Justice Week from February 3 to 9 under the theme: ‘A Restorative Approach to Gang Violence’.Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck has assured that the Government is determined to use all measures necessary to reduce crime and violence.“Getting wrongdoers to accept responsibility is the essence of restorative justice; which is why I am so committed to having restorative justice spread in every nook and cranny, (on) every highway, byway (and) every corner, (and in) every schoolroom, every church and every inner-city community across Jamaica,” he said.The conference was also addressed by special guest, Craig Pinkney, a British criminologist and urban youth specialist who serves as the lead for the European Union Gangs Project.This initiative focuses on matters related to youth violence, urban street gangs and social media, among other areas.Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck (right), interacts with students from Bellefield High School in Manchester during the 9th International Restorative Justice Conference at the Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, on February 9. The conference was the final in a series of events organized by the Ministry to mark Restorative Justice Week from February 3 to 9, under the theme: ‘A Restorative Approach to Gang Violence’.last_img read more

SC sets aside Sreesanth lifeban

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee’s order imposing a life ban on former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.A bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph said the disciplinary committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may reconsider within three months the quantum of punishment to be given to Sreesanth. The bench made it clear that the former cricketer will get the opportunity of being heard by the committee on the quantum of the punishment. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayThe apex court also said that its verdict shall have no effect on the criminal proceedings pending against the former cricketer in the Delhi High Court, where the Delhi Police has challenged a trial court’s order discharging all accused, including Sreesanth, in the IPL spot-fixing case. The bench passed this order on Sreesanth’s plea challenging the decision of a division bench of the Kerala High Court which had restored the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: BhagwatA single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court had lifted the life ban imposed on the 35-year-old cricketer by the BCCI and had set aside all proceedings against him initiated by the board. Later, the division bench of the high court had restored the ban on a petition filed by the BCCI against the single-judge bench’s order. The BCCI had on February 28 told the apex court that the life ban imposed on Sreesanth was “fully sustainable in law” as he had “tried to influence” a match. Sreesanth’s lawyer had countered the arguments and had told the court that no spot-fixing took place during the IPL match and allegations levelled against the cricketer were not substantiated by evidence. Senior advocate Parag Tripathi, appearing for the BCCI, had referred to the recorded telephonic conversations in the matter and told the court it was clear that money was demanded and was “probably received” also.last_img read more

Afghanistan UN mission hails voter numbers as end to registration drive approaches

Registrations are likely to resume after the presidential election on 9 October in a bid to boost voter numbers for the national and local parliamentary polls scheduled for April 2005, according to the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB), which brings together the Afghan authorities and the UN. JEMB Chairman Zakim Shah urged all remaining Afghans “to play an active part in the democratization” of their country and enrol to vote before nearly all registration sites close later this month. The latest data shows that more than 8.6 million people have received voter cards since registrations began in December last year. Just over 3.5 million, or 41 per cent, of these voters are women. Afghan electoral authorities estimate between 9.5 million and 9.8 million people are potential voters. The figures are inexact as there has not been an accurate census since the 1970s because of decades of war and Taliban misrule. UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) spokesman David Singh described the voter registration statistics as “very encouraging if not amazing. How many countries in the world do you see 90 per cent of the eligible voter population registering?” The pace of voter registration, however, remains low in several Afghan provinces, especially in the south and southeast, where security is considered weaker. In some parts of the south, for example, only 9 per cent of people have registered, Mr. Singh said. Electoral authorities are holding meetings with community leaders and conducting civic education programmes to spur more enrolments in the south, he added. Some registration sites in these districts will remain open after 15 August to try to catch anyone willing to register. Mr. Singh said there are also checks in place, including the use of indelible ink on voters’ fingers on the day of the election, to ensure that anyone who has registered more than once cannot vote more than once. read more

Microsoft resurrects Minesweeper to benchmark IE10

first_imgLately, Microsoft has had a bit of a nostalgia thing going when it comes to Internet Explorer. The company’s latest throwback is a new addition to the IE Test Drive site, a benchmark built around the classic Minesweeper game that’s been entertaining and frustrating Windows users for years.This time around, however, Microsoft has ditched the muted grays and opted for a more… let’s call it “eye catching”… color scheme. The icing on the cake is the animated search lights that spin around the background. The whole presentation is a gaudy display of Internet Explorer 10’s hardware acceleration muscle and improved standards support. You can play a round of Minesweeper in your browser, of course, but the real purpose here is to show off IE10. Choose Island or Checker from the benchmark drop down and Minesweeper springs into action to solve itself. A word of warning to those who have yet to master the puzzler: the benchmark clears the board every single time without tripping a single mine.So how does IE10 compare to the competition? It’s better, of course. Just because you’re offering up a benchmark built using standard code doesn’t mean you won’t cater to your own browsers’s strengths. On my test system, IE10 beat all other browsers handily. Firefox came close on the Island test, finishing in 7.9 seconds to IE10’s 3.9. Chrome lagged way behind and clocked in at 12 seconds, and it couldn’t even properly display the search light animation.What’s really important here isn’t which browser performs best. It’s the fact that Microsoft now offers a web-based version of Minesweeper that runs in any standards-compliant browser. As long as you don’t mind the purple hues, it’s worth adding to your time waster bookmarks.last_img read more

Cheer Up With Worthless Gifts for Print Veterans

first_imgSometimes you gotta laugh: Darlene Koenig has created a Facebook gift app called “Worthless Gifts for Print Veterans.” The faux gifts run the gamut from relics of the print age (TTS Punched Tape, Layout Desk Proportion Wheel) to (non)-inspirational fare such as “Journalist as Folk Hero” (a copy of “All the President’s Men”), “Disappearing Editorial Cartoonist” and a George Carlin-inspired “Deadline Volley of Profanity.” Still, it’s nice to know that some print essentials remain timeless, such as the “Old-School, Post-Deadline Refreshment” (a bottle of Jim Beam). Enjoy, and pass on to your peers struggling to get back into the post-holiday groove.last_img

AOL Partners to Unload Patch

first_imgIn what CEO Tim Armstrong is calling a “pivot,” AOL finally decided to unload Patch, a costly and ultimately unsuccessful network of 900 nationwide hyper-local news sites, in a new limited liability company with Hale Global, an investment company known to take on and turn around troubled technology businesses.The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but AOL and Hale Global expect to close on the joint venture in the first quarter of 2014.Armstrong, in a memo to AOL staffers, said “AOL has delivered on our commitment to our investors and put Patch in a position to be successful” and that the company would be “retaining a meaningful minority interest in the joint venture.”After purchasing Patch in 2009, AOL is estimated to have lost between $200-$300 million dollars and this new company will help ease the financial burden as Hale Global will now share in the costs. “We are impressed by the commitments from Patch and AOL to serve communities and advertisers and look forward to working together to achieve our shared long-term vision,” says Charles Hale, CEO of Hale Global, in a statement.Securing local advertisers and maintaining an editorial tone that best relates to a regional audience are just two of the big issues a network as large as Patch has had to deal with over the years.See Also: How Local Magazines Figured Out What Patch Never CouldCity and regional magazine publishers, faced with budgets cut to the bone in recent years, have thrived by reporting on timely news events with a flavor that best relates to the limited markets they service.Moving forward, Patch, which according to ComScore serves more than 16 million people monthly as of last November, will focus on technology solutions to increase and simplify community participation, push a mobile-first experience with social integration and entice advertisers with geo-targeted products and self-service tools for national, regional and local sellers.“AOL has established leading positions in attractive scaled opportunities including video, brands, advertising and subscriptions by making bold bets and strategically investing in these high-growth opportunities,” Armstrong says. “Local will be a growth space during the next decade of the Internet.”More on this topic Huffington Post AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million How Local Magazines Figured Out What Patch Never Could New Niche Media Creates Luxury Print Network for Advertisers At the Intersection of Hyper-Local Digital and Regional Magazine Publishers AOL Integrating Premium Content into Microsoft’s Video PlatformsJust In This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more

Avengers Endgame 4DX makes for even more of a Marvel rollercoaster ride

first_img3:14 The water feature — which can be turned off via a button in your seat if you’d prefer not to get wet — is used pretty cleverly since there aren’t too many watery environments in Avengers: Endgame (unlike last year’s Aquaman). You’ll get a quick splash when a character draws blood with an attack, which is most effective when Thor goes “for the head” early in the movie. It makes this shocking moment feel even more visceral. Less effective is the wind machine. You’ll likely not even notice this feature until the end, when you realize you’re a bit cold. This can be a bit distracting, so 4DX is best for a second viewing rather than your initial visit.4DX isn’t the best choice for your initial Avengers: Endgame watch — we’d advise seeing it 2D first — but it’s a wonderful experience if you’re looking to mix things up on a repeat viewing. Spoiler-free review: Love letter to fans tops Infinity War Spoiler-packed review: MCU clincher so close to perfect No postcredits scene, but there’s a tiny audio stinger The biggest spoiler-filled WTF questions It’s three hours long: The best times to pee Captain America will always be my favorite Avenger Each seat’s built-in rumble feature adds tension with an atmospheric bass heavy drone or a full-on jab in the back when a character gets punched — Captain America’s big one-on-one fight is a highlight. Your seat goes pretty nuts during the finale, but this chunk of the movie is such a sensory overload that you won’t notice it that much. Don’t worry about getting too shaken up; this isn’t anywhere the level of an actual roller coaster and won’t leave you with aches or pains. However, it is a little distracting and can make you miss minor plot details. Now playing: Watch this: 0 26 Photos The 3D varies in its quality — there are moments when the added sense of depth makes you feel like you’re in the scene and others where it seems muddy and out of focus. Should you give the experience a try, make sure you’re sitting somewhere pretty central, about halfway back in the room, to alleviate that feeling.There are a few light effects too, but those are only used sparingly — the only time it had a major impact was when Thor goes all out with his powers. Seeing the lights flash as his eyes crackle with lightning is super cool. Tags Avengers: Endgame is a thrilling sequel to every MCU… Endgame is here Post a comment Avengers: Endgame in 4DX offers some cool moments. Thor is responsible for one of them. Cineworld Avengers: Endgame is a box-office-record-sinking roller-coaster ride no matter what format you see it in, but there’s one that makes that a little more literal.The 4DX experience is like watching a 3D film where your seat shakes and rumbles, a wind machine sometimes makes things a bit chilly, lighting effects punctuate certain moments and you occasionally get splashed with water (that part’s optional). It’s designed to make the movie more immersive, with the kinds of things you’d associate with a theme park ride more than a movie. Note: we’ll be veering into mild spoiler territory ahead.spoilers-mcuThe moving seats are the main attraction here — they’ll rumble and jolt to match the on-screen action, while the cinematic pans and zooms see them tilt accordingly. Spaceships going into hyperspace and the time travel aspect are the most obvious examples, with a fun amount of rocking and rolling. Just be prepared to feel a little silly as you ride with the heroes in those moments.However, the gentle rocking during emotional scenes (particularly those at the end) is the most effective. It’s surprisingly subtle, and you’ll feel closer to the characters in their vulnerable moments. TV and Movies Culture How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Share your voice Marvel The Avengerslast_img read more

Farhad Mazhar abduction case with DB

first_imgFarhad Mazhar being taken to court. Photo: Prothom AloDetective branch of police is set to investigate the case in connection with the abduction of poet, essayist and political commentator Farhad Mazhar.At the order of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, the case is being transferred to detective branch of police from Adabar police station on Wednesday.Tejgaon police deputy commissioner Biplob Kumar Sarker confirmed this to Prothom Alo.He said DMP commissioner ordered the transfer of the case filed in connection with the abduction of Farhad Mazhar to DB.The police official said the investigation officer was asked to transfer the case.Poet, essayist, and political analyst Farhad Mazhar was abducted from his Adabar residence early Monday, claimed his family.Farhad Mazhar’s wife Farida Akhtar filed an abduction case with the Adabar police station.The footage of the CCTV cameras installed in front of Farhad’s residence shows that he was “leaving the residence on foot, wearing normal clothes, at 5:05am in the morning”.But Farhad, who is said to be a pro-opposition intellectual and has remained vocal against the government’s “onslaught on freedom of expression”, called up his wife at 5:29am over cell phone and said: “I am being taken away. They will kill me.”‘Abducted’ poet and columnist Farhad Mazhar was rescued from Noapara of Abhaynagar in Jessore by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).Farhad Mazhar was taken to the Detective Branch (DB) headquarters at Minto Road after being brought to Dhaka from Jessore on Tuesday morning.He was then sent to the lower court to record his deposition under Section 164.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Ahsan Habib on Tuesday recorded his deposition and permitted him to return him on his own, with a Tk 10,000 undertaking.Read more:Farhad Mazhar admitted to Ibrahim Cardiac HospitalFarhad Mazhar free to go home‘Farhad Mazhar was blindfolded and picked up in a microbus’BNP’s allegations nothing but gibberish: ALFarhad abduction another ugly act of rulers: KhaledaGovt agencies involved in Farhad abduction: BNPFarhad Mazhar ‘abducted’ from residence: FamilyFarhad Mazhar rescued in JessoreFarhad Mazhar taken to DB headquarterslast_img read more

Lightning kills two in two districts

first_imgLightningTwo people including a schoolgirl were killed in separate incidents of lightning strikes in Kishoreganj and Brahmanabria districts on Tuesday.In Kishoreganj, Swarupa Akter, 45, wife of a certain Omar Gazi of Samarchar village, was killed when a thunderbolt struck her at Ashtagram bazar in Astagram upazila around 8:00pm, reports UNB.In Brahmanbaria, a schoolgirl was killed as a thunderbolt struck her when she went out during rain around 7:00am at Amtali village, said Bijoynagar police station officer-in-charge Ali Arshad.The deceased is Nipa Akter, 16, daughter of one Abdul Latif of the village.Read more : Why death from lightning strike increaseslast_img

Being a vegan helps lose weight Study

first_imgIf you are looking for a size zero figure, then following a vegan diet that includes no animal products could offer better results than other weight-loss plans, says a study.“Vegetarian diets are more effective than non-vegetarian diets for weight loss,” said researcher Ru-Yi Huang of E-Da Hospital in Taiwan.The study reviewed the results of twelve diet trials, involving 1,151 dieters who followed a specific eating regime for between nine and 74 weeks. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Overall, individuals assigned to the vegetarian diet groups lost significantly more weight (around 2.02 kg) than dieters who ate meat and other animal products. Vegetarians who followed a vegan diet lost even more weight. Comparatively, they lost around 2.52 kg more than non-vegetarian dieters. Vegetarians who consumed dairy products and eggs lost around 1.48 kg more than those on a non-vegetarian diet. According to Huang, the abundant intake of whole grains, fruits and vegetables might play a role in the favourable results seen in vegetarian diets. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhole-grain products and vegetables generally have low glycaemic index values and do not cause blood sugar levels to spike. Fruits are rich in fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals and protective chemicals that naturally occur in plants.Whole-grain products contain soluble fiber. Such so-called good fiber helps to delay the speed by which food leaves the stomach and ensures good digestion. The researchers found that people following vegetarian diets that prescribe a lower than normal intake of calories (so-called energy restriction) also shed more kilograms than those without any such limitations being placed on their eating habits. The findings appeared in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.last_img read more

Dogs are more expressive when someone is looking

first_imgYour pet may be deliberately making the cute puppy-dog eyes, say scientists who found that dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them. Scientists at University of Portsmouth in the UK are the first to find clear evidence dogs move their faces in direct response to human attention.Dogs do not respond with more facial expressions upon seeing tasty food, suggesting that they produce facial expressions to communicate and not just because they are excited. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBrow raising, which makes the eyes look bigger – so-called puppy dog eyes – was the dogs’ most commonly used expression in this research.”We can now be confident that the production of facial expressions made by dogs are dependent on the attention state of their audience and are not just a result of dogs being excited,” said Juliane Kaminski, from University of Portsmouth.”In our study they produced far more expressions when someone was watching, but seeing food treats did not have the same effect,” said Kaminski, who published the study in the journal Scientific Reports. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”The findings appear to support evidence dogs are sensitive to humans’ attention and that expressions are potentially active attempts to communicate, not simple emotional displays,” said Kaminski.It has long been assumed that animal facial expressions are involuntary and dependent on an individual’s emotional state rather than being flexible responses to the audience.Kaminski said it is possible dogs’ facial expressions have changed as part of the process of becoming domesticated. The researchers studied 24 dogs of various breeds, aged one to 12. All were family pets. Each dog was tied by a lead a metre away from a person, and the dogs’ faces were filmed throughout a range of exchanges, from the person being oriented towards the dog, to being distracted and with her body turned away from the dog.”Domestic dogs have a unique history – they have lived alongside humans for 30,000 years and during that time selection pressures seem to have acted on dogs’ ability to communicate with us,” said Kaminski.”We knew domestic dogs paid attention to how attentive a human is – in a previous study we found, for example, that dogs stole food more often when the human’s eyes were closed or they had their back turned,” she said.”This study moves forward what we understand about dog cognition. We now know dogs make more facial expressions when the human is paying attention,” she added.last_img read more

Surface Laptop 2 Handson MacBookKilling Keyboard 85 Percent Faster

first_img Author Bio Size12.1 x 8.8 x 0.39-0.57 inches Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief on Weight2.76 pounds Display13.5 inches (2256 x 1504 Price$999 RAM8GB/16GB Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom’s Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Storage128/256/512GB or 1TB PortsUSB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, Surface Connector Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop 2, which builds on the success of the first model by offering a keyboard that puts the MacBook Pro to shame.Available in a cool new matte black finish and packing a powerful new quad-core, 8th-gen Intel CPU, the system will start at $999 and is available for pre-order today. You can pick one up Oct. 16. Surface Laptop 2 Hands-on: Forget the MacBookWith a cushy 1.5 mm keyboard, speedy quad-core 8th gen CPU and up to 15 hours of rated battery life, the Surface Laptop 2 could be the ultraportable to beat.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0001:3401:34Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭 Surface Laptop 2 The company says the redesigned keyboard layout offers 1.5mm of key travel, which is a lot better than Apple’s laptop (less than 1mm). I tried out the layout, and it felt very cushy on my fingers compared to my typical MacBook Pro.AdvertisementUnfortunately, Microsoft did not make the leap to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, so you’ll be stuck using the company’ proprietary docking connector. It’s almost 2019! CPU8th Gen Intel Core i5, i7 (Quad-Core) by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief The 13.5-inch display packs 3.4 million pixels. In fact, Microsoft says this is the thinnest LCD in a touchscreen laptop. The company also boasts a best-in-class contrast ratio of 1,500:1. Up close, the screen looked plenty sharp, but the taller aspect ratio may be a turn-off for some; on the plus side, you’ll have to scroll less when in documents or on the web.Microsoft is targeting 14.5 hours of battery life, which in this case means video playback. The company says that the MacBook Pro gets around 10 hours based on its own tests. Thanks to the new quad-core, 8th gen Intel processor, you should expect up to 85 percent faster performance than the previous Surface Laptop. We’ll have to see how well it fares in our testing.Overall, the Surface Laptop 2 is definitely a refresh, but the original Surface Laptop was one of the best ultraportables around. If the battery life lives up to the hype, it could hit the top of our laptop charts.Credit: Laptop Mag GraphicsIntel Graphics 620 ColorsBlack, Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Bluelast_img read more

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first_imgFeature | April 07, 2015 Bradford Teaching Hospitals Completes One of U.K.’s Largest Image Migration Projects Organization collaborates with data management specialists to break from national PACS program and implement own system News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Image courtesy of BridgeHead SoftwareApril 7, 2015 — Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Bradford) has completed one of the UK’s largest image migration projects thanks to a four-way partnership alongside healthcare data management specialists BridgeHead Software, Dell and Agfa. 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And, by having all data managed from a single location, it can be easier to share with clinicians, and other authorised personnel, when they need it.In late 2013, Bradford commenced a project to determine how it would best exit from the National Picture Archiving and Communication System [PACS] Programme, for which the contract was ending in June 2014. As one of the first steps in the project, the Trust made a strategic investment in its data storage infrastructure, selecting Dell Compellent as the enterprise-wide environment.In February 2014, the Trust invested in BridgeHead’s VNA to create a truly technology-agnostic and standards-based radiology image store. The VNA is spread across two data centers and all data is mirrored; the Trust has two live copies and a backup, so they essentially have three working copies of the data at any one time. In essence, this avoids replicating data errors; independent copies are taken from the data source, so if one copy is corrupted on write, the others will not be affected.Ian White, project manager for Bradford, and with previous National PACS Programme exit experience, commented: “Some of the biggest risks for any migration project is ensuring all studies held in the central data store are repatriated within a managed timeframe; and that those images are migrated and transformed into a standard, non-proprietary industry format, thereby ensuring no vendor lock-in at an application level and reducing the risk, management overhead and cost of potential future application changes.”The Trust worked collaboratively with the incumbent PACS provider to propose, design and develop a solution based on the Image Object Change Management specification (IOCM). IOCM ensures data residing in the PACS database is in sync with the data in the VNA. Should any changes be made to the data in the PACS, these will filter down into the archived data held in the VNA.Data migration from the central data store commenced at the end of August 2014 and was completed by mid-December 2014. Over this time, the VNA was also ingesting new data directly from the PACS application – with minimal impact on users.Bradford is also looking at the VNA from a multi-disciplinary standpoint and as the Trust’s single, enterprise-wide archive for all clinical imaging and non-image data. This would result in the VNA environment being open to receiving data from other disciplines outside of radiology, such as cardiology for example.BridgeHead’s HealthStore VNA is a subset of its wider Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution, which has the capability of storing, protecting and sharing all healthcare data, both clinical and administrative. Bradford will be able to easily extend the HealthStore VNA environment to BridgeHead’s full HDM Solution and thereby having the ability to archive and manage a greater variety and volume of hospital data.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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