World Cup Semifinal Crib Notes Brazil vs Germany

On Tuesday, Brazil and Germany kick off the World Cup semifinals, where there are no real party-crashers to be found. Including A Seleção and Die Mannschaft, four of the top five teams in the pre-Cup Elo ratings are still active in the tournament. Sorry, Spain.Brazil vs. Germany: 4 p.m. EDTIn BriefWith such evenly matched squads — and the ever-present specter of randomness — barring a huge blowout, the final four games of the World Cup are unlikely to provide much of a referendum on which side is truly the world’s best. But at the same time, the absence of a longshot entry boosts the chances that one of the remaining four teams is in fact the “true” best team in the field. More important, it also increases the odds that we’ll see a pair of exciting, close matches at the doorstep of the World Cup final.IN DEPTHBrazil was the World Cup favorite before the tournament began, and its championship chances still rank first according to the FiveThirtyEight model. Our official projections even say there’s a 73 percent probability that Brazil will beat Germany Tuesday and advance to the final. But those numbers don’t know that the gifted Brazilian striker Neymar will miss the rest of the tournament with a broken vertebra, an injury he sustained against Colombia in the quarterfinals. If we account for his absence (and that of his teammate Thiago Silva, who racked up two yellow cards and must sit out Tuesday’s match), Brazil’s chances of beating Germany drop to somewhere near 65 percent, numbers fueled in large part simply by the match’s location on Brazilian soil.To put it another way: If this game were staged at a neutral site, it would probably be close to a toss-up between Germany and Brazil-sans-Neymar-and-Silva.To a certain extent, that’s because Brazil has been far from dominant during its run to the semis. First, Mexico played it to a draw in the group phase, then it squeaked by Chile (on penalties) and Colombia in its knockout matches. Over the past month, the gap between Brazil’s Soccer Power Index (SPI) rating and that of second-ranked Argentina has been nearly sliced in half, despite the Argentines playing largely to expectation. That Brazil is still rated first in SPI owes as much to our prior beliefs about its strength as to anything it’s actually accomplished in the tournament.And Germany is a force to be reckoned with. While they haven’t consistently overwhelmed opponents with their ballyhooed offensive prowess (aside from netting six goals in their first two matches — including four against Portugal), the Germans have answered many of the defensive questions that surrounded them before the tournament began, keeping clean sheets against Portugal, the United States and France. And they’ll need to be staunch at that end of the pitch against a Brazilian team that still has plenty of firepower, even without Neymar.One major tactical storyline to keep an eye on will be the philosophical chess between the pass-heavy, possession-focused Germans and a Brazilian side still keenly interested in dribbling through the defense. Among semifinalist teams, only Argentina has maintained ball possession more often than Germany, and nobody makes more short passes per game than the Germans. Germany’s approach is to patiently work the ball into the opponent’s territory, passing it around until its players can create a high-percentage scoring opportunity. Brazil, on the other hand, loves to dribble the ball and create chances by taking on defenders in one-on-one situations.A compelling wrinkle will be how this changes without Neymar, Brazil’s most active dribbler. It’s likely that Hulk and Oscar will be asked to pick up some of the slack, but it will be interesting to see how Brazil adjusts its overall style in the absence of its most prolific offensive playmaker.On balance, Brazil should still be favored — if only because of home-field advantage. In close matches like this, officiating can play a sizable role, and there’s a good amount of research suggesting home teams get favorable treatment from the referees (perhaps more so in soccer than in other sports). In terms of ability, though, these two teams are very close to evenly matched.OFF THE PITCHBrazil and Germany have had good off-the-pitch relations for decades, particularly in the economic sphere. The Observatory of Economic Complexity has information on trade between the two countries that dates back to 1962, and shows that the two nations have been exchanging mostly the same stuff the whole time. Coffee, iron and soybeans were among the top Brazilian exports to Germany both in 1962 and in 2012.Similarly, machinery remains the top category of German exports to Brazil, although the specific products have changed over time. Metalworking and textile machinery reigned supreme in 1962, while cars and car parts took the largest shares of exports in 2012.But what’s most notable is how much these countries’ bilateral trade has grown. In 1962, Brazilian exports to Germany totaled $173 million and German exports to Brazil totaled $161 million. Trade in both directions surpassed the $1 billion mark in the 1970s, and was up to $11 billion in both directions in 2010, when both countries agreed to further strengthen their economic ties. Exports headed toward Germany have nearly doubled since, with $20 billion worth flowing out of Brazil in 2012. But it looks like Germany got the sweeter end of the deal, with Brazil buying $28 billion of its products the same year.FURTHER READINGIt’s a Huge Upset When All the World Cup Favorites WinHow Neymar’s Injury Affects Brazil’s Chances at the World Cup read more

Actor Robert Pattinson ditches British accent to win parts

first_imgPattinson began his mainstream film career as the handsome Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, before taking on leading man status in vampire franchise Twilight. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Twilight L-R: director Josh Safdie, Robert Pattinson, director Benny Safdie, actor Buddy Duress, actress Taliah Webster, screenwriter Ronnie Bronstein, producer Oscar Boyson and actor Sebastian Bear  Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Twilight Robert Pattinson with directors Josh and Benny Safdie Since then, he has made a determined effort to distance himself from the notion of the romantic lead, this time taking on a role as a tattooed, goatee-sporting bank robber fighting to save his arrested brother.Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, where he stars in gritty drama Good Time, Pattinson disclosed he had contacted directors Josh and Benny Safdie after being struck by a poster for their previous film Heaven Knows What. Pattinson in character in Good Time “On the subway, my face is right in front of someone’s face, and there’s a camera, and still no-one said anything.”Pattinson’s elaborate efforts paid off, according to Telegraph reviewer Tim Robey, who gave the film four stars and said the role could win the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor award.”Pattinson has admirably tried, again and again, to prove he has something more to offer than an edgy pulchritude, but his chosen projects (Cosmopolis and The Rover, say) have been barren soil, till now,” he said. Pattinson celebrates beating the paparazziCredit:Getty Saying he had created a character even to attend auditions, he admitted he dreamt of a day when he was “street cast”, in a process by which he would be picked out by talent spotters for his authenticity without them knowing who he was.In making his latest film, he added, he had come close to that dream thanks to the judicious use of pockmarks, created by a make-up artist, which meant he went unrecognised for an entire year despite filming regularly on the streets and subway of New York. L-R: director Josh Safdie, Robert Pattinson, director Benny Safdie, actor Buddy Duress, actress Taliah Webster, screenwriter Ronnie Bronstein, producer Oscar Boyson and actor Sebastian Bear  The actor described the film’s New York shoot as “guerrilla-style,” celebrating the success of small physical changes which meant no-one recognised him. Pattinson in character in Good Time Pattinson celebrates beating the paparazzi “I was so nervous about people finding out about the shoot and paparazzi being there, just destroying the whole illusion of it,” he said. “It was interesting. Even with the makeup and the look and everything. We experimented with looks and we did these pockmarks on my skin, and no one recognised me.”We shot an entire movie on the streets of New York, and not even a single person took a cell phone picture. It was crazy. It was once considered something to aspire to, recognised all over the world and used by actors from William Shakespeare to Sir Laurence Olivier.But the British accent has fallen out of favour with one of the UK’s leading young stars, who has disclosed he covers his real voice up to win the edgy parts he really wants.Robert Pattinson, who was born in London and rose to fame as a teen heartthrob in the Twilight series, has told how he disguised his British voice in favour of a Denver accent while on the audition circuit, in order to hide where he was from. “A lot of their casting seems like street casting, and I just always want to look like I’ve been street cast,” he said. “And I thought, maybe if I’m in that movie it’ll look like I’m street cast. Try and trick everybody.”Josh Safdie, one of the films directors, chipped in to tell Pattinson: “You were telling me that story about how you’d go to auditions with your Denver accent, because you just did not want anyone to know that you were British-born. No offence to the British.””I would do an impression. I would have another character to go an audition to play a different character,” Pattinson explained. Pattinson with directors Josh and Benny Safdie Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Call for lynx to be released in Scotland branded brazen and presumptuous

first_imgPlans to introduce Eurasian Lynx around 30 miles from Glasgow, more than 1,300 years after the predator became extinct in the UK, have been described as “brazen, presumptuous and lacking support”.The Lynx UK Trust says it has been in discussions with landowners about a trial reintroduction of lynx in Argyll and Inverness-shire.It has also submitted plans to Natural England for a pilot project that would see six Scandinavian lynx being released in Kielder Forest in Northumberland.The trust has produced a consultation paper and claims the return of the lynx north of the border would help control deer populations and protect the ailing capercaillie population by keeping pine martens away from nests on the ground.But farmers leaders claimed it was merely one in a long line of brazen claims about the imminent reintroduction of the lynx.Andrew Bauer, of NFU Scotland, added: “This is a far more complex matter than those pressing for the release of lynx would have anyone believe.“On the forest edge, there will be significant predation of ewes and lambs and no amount of warm words and fluffy reassurances will convince any farmer or crofter otherwise. Eurasian lynxCredit:Getty paul odonoghue “In our opinion, no local consensus nor political consensus has ever been secured and this supposed ‘consultation’ will not change that.”The NFU claimed that outside a small group of enthusiasts, there was little support for the proposal and said that in Norway, nearly 4,000 ewes and more than 19,500 lambs were lost to predators including lynx, bears and wolverine in 2014 alone.Dr Paul O’Donoghue, scientific advisor for the Lynx UK Trust, insists that humans have nothing to fear from lynx and predation on livestock is very low.He said there were too many deer in Scotland which were damaging forest habitats and restricting the regeneration of natives woodlands.He told the BBC: ”This is a classic example of the negative impacts that come with removing species like the lynx from an ecosystem.”We’re hugely excited to explore the idea of further lynx trial reintroductions here with the local community. Imagine how amazing it would be to hop on a bus in Glasgow and be in lynx habitat half an hour later.” “This sham consultation exercise does not, in any way, equate to an application for release in Scotland. Were that to ever happen, I can categorically reassure our members that the process for securing permission for the trial release of lynx is long and complex and any application will be subject to considerable analysis and debate. Paul O’Donoghue in Kielder forestCredit:Stuart Nicolcenter_img lynx An area of 10,000 sq miles has been identified for the proposed pilot, which the trust claims could “comfortably” accommodate 250 lynx. The area would stretch from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs into the West Highlands. Consultation is said to have begun with several landowners. Any release of lynx would require a long planning process and a license from Scottish Natural Heritage.A spokesman for The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association said the reintroduction of any species needed the support of the land managers who would live with the consequences and the population would eventually need to be controlled.He added: “Scotland has a poor track record in empowering land managers with management options, if their interests are being adversely impacted and, if this is to be rubber stamped the presumption would be that the lynx would be given fully protected status. That would make management options, even if they were the right thing to do, almost impossible.”He added that ministers would also need to pay compensation for livestock lost Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Apple sattaque à Android via le Samsung Galaxy Nexus

first_imgApple s’attaque à Android via le Samsung Galaxy NexusApple veut faire interdire le Samsung Galaxy Nexus aux États-Unis. La firme à la pomme aurait-elle peur de ce nouveau smartphone ultra-performant, qui risque de faire de l’ombre à l’iPhone 4 ? Ou bien veut-elle s’en prendre à Android par le biais de Samsung ? Les deux géants de l’électronique ont l’habitude de se faire la guerre, mais Apple en ferait-il une question de principe ? Déjà la firme de Cupertino avait porté plainte pour contrefaçon contre la Galaxy Tab, mais les tribunaux allemands n’avaient pas donné suite. La tablette de Samsung pourra donc être commercialisée en Allemagne. Désormais, c’est aux États-Unis qu’Apple souhaite faire interdire le Galaxy Nexus. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le recours pour violation de quatre brevets a été déposé en fin de semaine dernière auprès de la Cour du district nord californien, afin de faire interdire la vente du Galaxy Nexus, le seul smartphone fonctionnant sous Android 4.0. De plus, le Galaxy Nexus fait partie de club des mobiles embarquant la version d’origine d’Android, non modifiée par le constructeur. Mais en réalité, ces attaques révèlent que la firme à la pomme a tout simplement l’écosystème Android dans son viseur. À chaque fois, les fonctionnalités mises en cause sont propres au système d’exploitation et non au terminal. Dans ce cas, quatre brevets sont impliqués : le système data-detectors de détection des liens, le “glisser pour déverrouiller”, le système de suggestion de mots et la recherche de sources d’informations multiples à partir d’une interface.Toutes ces fonctionnalités sont également présentes sur d’autres écosystème comme Windows Phone. Alors, Apple va-t-il déclarer la guerre à tous ses concurrents, au risque de perdre de sa crédibilité ? Par ailleurs, l’issue de cette bataille pourrait bien perturber le déploiement d’Android Ice Cream Sandwich car c’est la première fois qu’Apple s’attaque à Android si directement.Le 13 février 2012 à 19:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Aden Flint undergoes Middlesbrough medical

first_imgAden Flint is currently undergoing a medical at Middlesbrough after a fee was agreed with Bristol City to have him, Sky Sports confirms.The Championship side have agreed on a fee in the region of £7m with Bristol City who previously turned down a £6m bid from Brighton for the center-back in the January transfer window.Although Birmingham City were interested in signing the 28-year-old last August, they were later put off by Bristol City’s £10m valuation.Despite being a defender, Flint has established himself as a good goalscorer. He has netted 36 goals in 202 league games for the Robins, including 15 in 2014/15 when they were promoted from Sky Bet League One.IBARAKI, JAPAN - JUNE 02: FUSSBALL: WM 2002 in JAPAN und KOREA, Ibaraki, 02.06.02/Match 7, GRUPPE F/ARGENTINIEN - NIGERIA (ARG - NGA) 1:0, Gabriel BATISTUTA/ARG (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)REPORT: Batistuta might coach Middlesbrough Manuel R. Medina – May 21, 2019 The Argentinean legend could debut as a manager in the English Championship after completing his coaching diploma in Italy.Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair has also agreed to personal terms and completed a medical with Middlesbrough ahead of a proposed move, Sky Sports News understands.Flint was capped for a second and final time in October 2010 when he played the entire 90 minutes of England C’s 1–0 away win at the Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn against an Estonia U-23’s in the International Challenge Trophy.When Flint signed for Swindon Town in January 2011, he became ineligible for selection for the England C squad so was unable to make the final squad for the International Challenge Trophylast_img read more

People on the Move 41411

first_imgJennifer Merrit, who most recently acted as deputy personal finance editor with WSJ.com/SmartMoney.com, has joined The Associated Press as financial markets team leader. Amanda Barrett, who was acting east editor with AP, has been named New York City editor for AP.Kevin Noblet, previously deputy managing editor for wealth management at Dow Jones Newswires, has been promoted to managing editor of the department. Before working with Dow Jones Newswires, Noblet was business editor with AP.Chrystia Freeland, previously global editor-at-large, has been assigned to the newly created role of Thomson Reuters digital editor. Freeland acted as the U.S. managing editor with the Financial Times before joining Thomson Reuters. Rachel Smolkin is now White House bureau chief with Politico. Before joining Politico, Smolkin was managing editor with American Journalism Review.Dana Wollman, a former technology reporter with The Associated Press, is now the reviews editor with Engadget. Allen Bernard has been named managing editor with eSecurity Planet. Tim Stevens is now the editor-in-chief with Engadget. Jamie Tarabay, who previously acted as the foreign and domestic correspondent at NPR, is now the managing editor for national security with the National Journal.Shira Toeplitz is back with Roll Call, where she will write a column and cover Iowa caucuses and congressional race. Before this, Toeplitz was a staff writer with Politico.Carol Clark is now publisher of the Dayton Business Journal. Before becoming publisher, Clark acted as advertising director.James Cury, who was web director with Hearst Digital Media Group, is now the online editorial director with Maxin Magazine.Alex Baxter has been named chief digital officer with Competitor Group, Inc. Previously, Baxter was the general manager of digital media with Conde Nast’s PARADE group.Patrick Scott, who currently acts as business and investigative editor for The Charlotte Observer, will join The New York Times as finance editor in the first week of May.More hires for HuffPo: Jaweed Kaleem will act as a religion reporter, and Rebecca Carroll, previously editor of Uptown and Paper magazines, will act as culture editor. Amanda M. Fairbanks, former education editor for GOOD magazine, will act as education reporter.After discontinuing Private Equity Insider, Harrison Scott Publications assigned Mairin Burns and James Prado Roberts to Hedge Fund Alert. Chad Weihrauch now reports for Commercial Mortgage Alert.Cyra Master, former writer for Hotline and CongressDaily, has joined Roll Call as copy editor.Libby A. Nelson is now a reporter with Higher Ed. Previously, Nelson was a reporter for The Times-Tribune out of Scranton, PA. Chad Millman will become editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine on June 13th, when the publication’s headquarters move from New York City to Bristol, CT. Millman currently serves as senior deputy editor, and is the co-author of They Call Me Baba Booey.Mandi Norwood has been named consulting editorial director with Niche Media LLC. Norwood has acted in editorial roles with Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan UK, Company and Looks Magazines.Kevin Shinkle is now deputy business editor with The Associated Press. Shinkle most recently acted as assistant business editor, money with AP.center_img Kathleen Hunter will join the capitol intelligence team for Bloomberg Government. Hunter will leave her current position of staff writer for Roll Call. Erin Griffith will cover digital media and venture capital with Adweek. Griffith is a former senior editor for peHUB.com. Matthew Gryczan has been chosen as editor for Crain’s Michigan Business. Before this, he acted as managing editor for Crain’s Detroit Business.Scott Wenger, formerly managing editor/money and business with The New York Daily News, is now editorial director with SourceMedia.Marie C. Baca has joined VentureBeat as managing editor.Christina Rexrode, formerly a banking reporter for The Charlotte Observer, is now a retail reporter with The Associated Press.John E. Morris is now deputy managing editor of Dow Jones Newswire’s Investment Banker. Morris previously acted as news editor in this sector. Mary Duenwald has left her role as op-ed page deputy editor for The New York Times to join the Bloomberg View. Sewell Chan will now act in that role with NYT.last_img read more

LIC earns Rs 11000 crore profit in FY16 on equity investments

first_imgLife Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India earned Rs. 11,000 crore profit in financial year 2015-2016 from stock market investments. The information was revealed by a senior official of the state-run life insurer Thursday, PTI reported.”We saw some profit booking opportunities during the fiscal and have made a profit of Rs. 11,000 crore through our equity investments in the recently concluded FY16,” Pravin Kutumbe, LIC executive director for investment operations, said at a press conference in Mumbai. LIC, also India’s largest domestic institutional investor (DII), deployed Rs. 65,000 crore in the stock markets during the year, more than its target of Rs. 60,000 crore, he added. Kutumbe told reporters that the banking sector, burdened by bad loans and consequently low profit, offered a good investment opportunity. The gains need to be seen in the context of benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty falling about nine percent in financial year 2015-2016.Read: Sensex, Nifty slump 9% in FY16, but post biggest monthly gains in 4 years LIC often comes to the rescue of the government when stake sale in public sector undertakings (PSUs) evokes a lukewarm response. In the past six years, about 37 percent of stake sale proceedings have come from LIC, according to a BusinessLine report.The daily said that between 2011-2012 and 2015-2016, LIC bought shares worth at least Rs. 36,866 crore, constituting about 37 percent of the Rs. 97,620 crore the Indian government raised through disinvestment.The statistics prompted an analyst to say that this was the not the best way of divesting public sector assets. “This is not the best route for disinvestment. Sale of shares can be done to LIC through a private deal also, why does the government have to do a public offer,” said Prithvi Haldea, founder and chairman of Prime Database, the BusinessLine reported.Besides participating in the disinvestment process, LIC also directly acquires stakes in state-run enterprises.Read:  Indian Overseas Bank to issue 8.6 crore shares to LICLIC now owns 14.37% stake in IDBI Bank after new preferential issuelast_img read more

IDBI Bank opts Citigroup Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank to manage 896 million

first_imgState-run IDBI Bank has chosen Citigroup, Credit Suisse Group AG and Deutsche Bank to manage its share sale of about $896 million (about Rs. 6,000 crore). Additionally, the bank also picked JPMorgan Chase & Co, SBI capital Markets and HSBC Holdings for the process.The share sale is expected to include institutional share sale and separate offering of preferential securities, sources aware of the development were quoted as saying by Bloomberg. The funding would help the Mumbai-based lender strengthen its balance sheet and cover for bad loans that added upto 7.47 percent of loans until June.”The mandate would cover an advisory on the possible avenues for mobilising part or whole of this amount. At this stage it is not possible to comment on the actual structuring or timing of transactions,” the bank was quoted as saying by the agency.In July, shareholders of the bank approved raising about Rs 80 billion via rights issue, preferential stock and institutional share placement method.IDBI stock closed at Rs. 75.45 on Friday, down 1.24 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The lender reported a 78 percent increase in net profit for the first quarter (Q1) ended June 2016 enabled by a huge tax write-back. If the tax write-back was to be excluded, the bank would have reported a loss of Rs. 935 crore, as against a profit of Rs. 259.45 crore. The bank wrote back a tax provision of Rs. 1,206 crore during the first quarter in comparison to an outgo of Rs. 124 crore for the corresponding period last year, according to the company’s regulatory filing to the BSE.last_img read more

Prithvi Shaws doping violation Did BCCI suppress the case

first_imgPrithvi Shaw topped the scorer’s charts with 237 runs in his maiden Test series.IANSIndian opener Prithvi Shaw has been in the news for the wrong reasons recently. He was suspended by the BCCI on charges of a doping violation.As per a statement of BCCI reported by IANS, Shaw had unintentionally ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups. His urine sample contained Terbutaline.The statement of the board said, “Shaw had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing programme during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on February 22 in Indore. His sample was subsequently tested and found to contain Terbutaline. Terbutaline, a specified substance, is prohibited both In & Out of Competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances.”The statement further went on to say that Shaw has accepted the charges by explaining that due to having a cough he took a cough syrup over the counter which contained the substance. The BCCI  accepted his explanation and he was banned till November 15.But, Mumbai team coach Vinayak Samant and physio Deepak Tomar have reportedly mentioned that the player who was with them when they travelled to Indore for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy did not complain of any cough or cold, as reported by the Times of India. Even team manager Ganesh Iyer also stated that the 19-year-old player did not inform him either. Can young Prithvi Shaw give the Daredevils another flying start?IANS “He had slight fever. But there were no symptoms of cough or cold. Neither did he approach us with any complaints, nor did he ask for remedy. We were available at all times,” Samant and Tomar told TOI.”I noticed he had some cold. But he did not come and tell me anything,” Ganesh Iyer told TOI.According to the BCCI report prepared by board’s anti-doping manager Abhijit Salvi with information from National Cricket Academy (NCA) head Toofan Ghosh and head physiotherapist Ashish Kaushik, it read that Shaw consulted his father who told him to go to a pharmacy and get the medicine.The report read, “He consulted his father, who suggested he visit a pharmacy to obtain a remedy for his symptoms. Shaw visited a local pharmacy close to the hotel in Indore, where a pharmacist recommended to him an over-the-counter syrup that he said would provide immediate relief.”According to sources close to Shaw informed TOI that the cricketer is hardly in touch with his father as he has been living with Shiv Sena MLA from Mumbai Sanjay Potnis for the last 10 years. So it is very unlikely that he will talk to his father.According to the report, Shaw knew that cough syrups contain the prohibited substance. Then why did he consume it?Tomar further added that Prithvi came to him and mentioned that he was not feeling well but never talked about having a cough and cold.”Prithvi came to me once saying he’s not feeling well and I asked him to rest. But at no point did he say he has cough or cold,” Tomar told TOI.All these information raise many questions on how BCCI  settled the case of doping with Shaw.last_img read more

After harassment of Sikh bus driver Maryland school district agrees to awareness

first_img Aysha Khan Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist reporting on American Muslims and millennial faith for RNS. Her newsletter, Creeping Sharia, curates news coverage of Muslim communities in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.,Load Comments,Immigrant-run manufacturing co-op aims to change culture of fast fashion, starting wit … Tagsbus driver harassment homepage featured Maryland school district Sikh Top Story,You may also like News • Photos of the Week Aysha Khan ayshabkhan By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Share This! As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Evangelical financial watchdog faces scrutiny over backing of errant megachurch Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — For more than a decade, Sawinder Singh took the harassment.Singh, a school bus driver in Rockville, Md., says colleagues, supervisors and students taunted him for 13 years because of his turban and long beard.Children and co-workers alike threw words like “terrorist,” “al-Qaida” and “Taliban” at the 45-year-old Sikh man, according to a complaint filed by Singh.One former colleague asked him, “How did they let you back in the country? Osama bin Laden was killed,” after the U.S. announced the terrorist’s death. The students he picked up often joked about him kidnapping them, killing them and blowing the bus up, according to a complaint he filed three years ago.Sawinder Singh. Photo courtesy of the Sikh CoalitionNow, the Montgomery County Public Schools district has agreed to work with Singh and the Sikh Coalition to create training programs fostering safer and more inclusive workplace environments for Sikhs and other minorities.“He was targeted for being brown, for having a turban and beard and identifiable articles of faith,” said Amrith Kaur, legal director for the Sikh Coalition, a New York City-based civil rights advocacy organization that represented Singh. “The work environment was so hostile for him that even when he complained, formally and informally, and notified the school, they only addressed the individual act. So (Singh) kept dealing with daily harassment, even as the perpetrator would change.”In 2016, Singh filed a claim of religious and racial discrimination against the school district with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, noting 21 separate incidents he says he formally reported to school officials in a five-year period.On Tuesday (May 28), attorneys for the district and officials from the Sikh Coalition and Public Justice, who worked together to represent Singh, announced a settlement agreement.Singh said he hopes the settlement will make the school district more welcoming to religious minorities.“After years of harassment in the workplace, I am grateful that MCPS has worked with me to resolve these issues and prioritize making the work environment safer and more inclusive for all,” Singh said in a statement. “My hope is that through this process, every MCPS employee can gain a deeper respect for Sikhs and other religious minorities.”The school district will establish a commission — including MCPS administrators, Sikh Coalition and Public Justice advocates and Singh himself — to recommend training initiatives to create a more interactive cultural education program. Their proposals will include trainings on diversity, unconscious bias and Sikh awareness, beginning with a climate assessment survey for students and staff.Amrith Kaur. Photo courtesy of the Sikh Coalition“We wanted to create a systemic approach to holistic change within the district,” Kaur said. “MCPS is one of the top school districts in the country, both in caliber and size, and if they are open to creating and advancing these kind of cultural competency and Sikh awareness training programs, that can impact a lot of other districts and employers across the country.”An estimated 500,000 Sikhs, who mostly originate from South Asia, live in the U.S. Particularly in the aftermath of 9/11, Sikh Americans have long faced discrimination in and out of the workplace. Sikh Americans are regularly targeted by racist, anti-immigrant and, because they are often mistakenly thought to be Muslims, anti-Muslim violence and harassment.MCPS said it has investigated Singh’s allegations and taken “swift corrective action” with staff and students involved.“We do not and will not tolerate behavior that is hateful, bigoted, racist or discriminatory,” said Gboyinde Onijala, a communications officer for MCPS. “MCPS has worked collaboratively with the Sikh Coalition and Public Justice to continue its support of Mr. Singh and to strengthen our efforts to increase equity and respect in the workplace and schools.”This year, MCPS established new staff trainings on cultural proficiency and examining implicit bias. The district also listed Singh — who has a background as a professional musician and has performed on Capitol Hill and at the National Cathedral — as a resource for teachers seeking speakers or performers for cultural programs focused on Sikh and South Asian communities.In 2016, MCPS led face-to-face training on workplace bullying with the department of transportation employees and documented Singh’s experiences in an article for the district’s online news bulletin, Onijala said.“I like to drive a bus, but the biggest challenge has been because of my long beard and turban,” Singh said in that article. “When I face negative comments, my heart falls. I have respect for all mankind, for all religions. I’m here to serve. … My faith and my culture only teach love.” Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Catholicism Share This! Share This! 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Controversial GOP Memo On Russia Probe Released Whats In It And Whats

first_imgAfter days of buildup amid a political firestorm, House Republicans released a controversial memo on Friday that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance authorities to target a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.The memo also has shed more light on the broader Russia case and confirmed or advanced other aspects of the story beyond the GOP campaign against the FBI and Department of Justice. The publication of the memo followed a bruising fight in Washington, deepened a nasty public dispute between the White House and its own FBI and Justice Department and even sparked rumors of potential firings — or resignations — among senior law enforcement officials.In the document, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and his staff detail findings that they say “raise concerns with the legitimacy and legality of certain [Justice Department] and FBI interactions with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.”Those findings, the memo says, “represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process.”The document alleges the FBI and Justice Department relied on the unverified Russia dossier compiled by a former British spy, Christopher Steele, to obtain court approval for surveillance on Trump campaign foreign policy aide Carter Page.Steele was commissioned by the political research firm Fusion GPS, which was hired by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.The memo says the FBI did not inform the court that the DNC and Clinton campaign were paying for the dossier. It also alleges that Steele bore deep animosity toward Donald Trump, didn’t want him to be elected and was leaking information to the media that was then used to support the surveillance application before the court.APHouse Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., waves as he arrives for a closed-door GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)All of those points buttress allegations Republican lawmakers have made for months that the surveillance of Page — and the Russia investigation more broadly — is founded on the dossier, which is at roots a Democratic political document.“It nicely sits together to support a narrative that obviously is very consistent with what politics wants it to be consistent with, at least the Republican version,” said Stephanie Douglas, a former senior FBI official who oversaw counterintelligence investigations.“The greater question, first of all, is what’s not in there,” she asked.What’s included — and what isn’tFor one thing, the memo does not detail what other evidence, if any, the FBI and DOJ used to ask to authorize and sustain surveillance of Page. It also does not make clear that the FISA court only reauthorizes warrants in cases that are yielding intelligence.In other words, the FBI and the Justice Department were able to get judges to permit continued surveillance because the agencies were able to show the warrants were producing something.“You have to provide results to the court that are pertinent to intelligence-related collection to keep the surveillance in a constantly renewed status,” said Douglas, who is now with Guidepost Solutions. “You have to have active, ongoing intelligence gathering to keep it up.”The memo undercuts another aspect of the narrative that some Republicans have pushed — that the Steele dossier was the sole foundation of the FBI’s Trump campaign-Russia probe.But the memo says that’s not the case.Instead, it says overtures by Russian operatives to a junior campaign adviser are what sparked the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation.George Papadopoulos — who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about those contacts — “triggered” the opening of the investigation, the memo says.Court documents have described offers that Papadopoulos received of “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and “off the record” meetings between him and other campaign aides and Russian leaders.Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat about these offers on a drunken night out in London, according to The New York Times. The Australian then reported what he had heard through official channels to the United States, and the FBI began to investigate.The story has been told before, but the Nunes memo confirms for the first time that the Russia probe began with Papadopoulos and not with other evidence, including the unverified Steele dossier. The dossier was used later as part of an application for a warrant to conduct surveillance on another Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page, according to the document.The memo and the swirling political winds around it have pitted parts of the Trump administration against itself in a bizarre — and very public — fight. The FBI and Justice Department, which are both led by appointees of President Trump, have clashed with the White House over its release, warning of factual inaccuracies and potential harm to national security.But the president and his Republican allies, particularly Nunes, brushed those concerns aside and opted to release the document anyway.Republicans say the alleged abuses documented in the memo are serious enough that the American public must know.The White House may have other motivations: The president has told friends that he believes the memo will help undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, sources have told NPR.And the memo certainly dovetails with what has been a running campaign by the president and his supporters against the FBI and Mueller’s team, alleging that they are politically biased and chock-full of Hillary Clinton supporters.On Friday morning before the memo’s release, Trump took aim at the bureau again.“The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans – something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago,” he wrote on Twitter. “Rank & File are great people!”Speaking later to reporters at the White House, the president said what is in the memo is “a disgrace” and “a lot of people should be ashamed.”The president’s relentless criticism has put Trump’s hand-picked FBI director, Christopher Wray, under enormous pressure. Wray has defended the institution and its 35,000 employees, and so far, there is no indication that he is inclined to resign.The FBI Agents Association put out a statement Thursday backing Wray, saying it stands “shoulder to shoulder” with the director.Still, there are concerns among current and former FBI officials that the avalanche of political criticism from the right could undermine the bureau’s credibility with Americans and inflict lasting damage to its public trust.The president has also thrown invective at the Justice Department. Much of his ire has been directed at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russia investigation since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.The Nunes memo describes how Rosenstein is among the FBI or Justice Department officials who signed applications to continue surveillance on Page.Asked Friday whether he still has confidence in Rosenstein, Trump told reporters: “You figure that one out.”The memo’s release brings to a close weeks of speculation over what exactly it says. The broad contours of its allegations have been known, but the specifics had been shrouded in secrecy.Win McNamee/APPresident Trump is renewing his feud with the intelligence community as part of a campaign by his allies to make the case that the FBI and Justice Department are “biased.”Democrats want their rebuttal outDemocrats called the memo a set of misleading Republican talking points that cherry-picks information from classified material provided by the FBI and Justice Department.Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee prepared their own memo to counter the Republican document. The same day the committee voted along party lines to release the Republican memo, it voted along party lines not to make public the Democratic memo.Instead, the committee agreed to allow the full House to view the Democratic document and promised to hold a new vote on it at a later date. Democrats complain that not releasing the memos at the same time allows the Republicans to set the narrative for a week or more before the public will see the Democratic rebuttal.As the political battle over the Nunes memo reached its peak, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., dismissed allegations that it was a political hit job and said it was just Congress doing its job.“If there are certain individuals who did the wrong thing, who either brought bias or cut corners or did something wrong that implicates an American’s civil liberties, it is our job as congressional overseers to bring people to account so it doesn’t happen again.”  Sharelast_img read more

Volpara Showcases Breast Density Assessment and Analytics Tools at RSNA

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News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more September 30, 2015 — Volpara Solutions will be showcasing the latest updates on its breast density and quantitative breast imaging capabilities at booth (South Hall – 2377), including:•    VolparaDensity – the latest version of VolparaDensity, the benchmark in breast density assessment and clinically proven versus sensitivity of mammography and risk of developing cancer. RSNA updates include configurable breast density scorecards, a high capability server and and the ability to route patient results by Volpara’s FDA cleared Volpara Density Grades (VDG), analogous to the BI-RADS density categories. •    VolparaAnalytics v1.2 – Featuring a re-designed user interface and reporting features, VolparaAnalytics v1.2 also delivers expanded breast imaging metrics to users, including new temporal analysis tools, additional tools to analyze patient positioning and patient-dose, and time between study acquisitions.•    RSNA Presentations: Volpara and Volumetrics Related Research – The ability of volumetric breast density, patient-specific mammographic dose and volumetric breast imaging metrics to provide critical insight for optimal breast imaging workflow is the focus of numerous studies being presented at RSNA, including:- Quantifying the potential masking risk of breast density in mammographic screening, Dr Stamatia V. Destounis, M.D. – Volumetric breast density a strong independent predictor of interval cancer risk, Dr Stamatia V. Destounis, M.D.- Volumetric breast density and mean glandular dose estimated from digital breast tomosynthesis projections and digital mammograms, Prof Kwan Ng  •    Volpara Solutions’ complete suite of quantitative breast imaging tools: built to enable personalized measurements of volumetric breast density, patient-specific dose, breast compression and other factors to help breast imaging centers maintain accuracy and consistent quality in breast screening.  – VolparaDensity: VolparaDensity is used by radiologists to objectively assess density from digital mammograms to help doctors evaluate which women would benefit from additional screening.  Highly correlated to 3D breast MR assessments, VolparaDensity is a reliable tool that automatically generates an objective measurement of volumetric breast density correlated to the ACR breast density categories.  To date, more than 7-million women have had their breast density analyzed using VolparaDensity.  – VolparaAnalytics assists in quality assurance by monitoring critical elements of the breast imaging process and generating key metrics to help breast imaging centers monitor the performance of technologists, readers, and mammography and tomosynthesis machines. VolparaAnalytics provides unique information such as average pressure applied by each technologist, and breast density profiles by mammography system, helping address potential issues early.- VolparaDose calculates mammography dose by using a standard mean glandular dose (MGD) algorithm along with patient-specific volumetric breast density to give a better estimate of the dose absorbed by the specific breast. The VolparaDose data can be inserted directly into patient letters on compatible mammography reporting systems, and sent to enterprise wide dose tracking systems.  For more information: www.volparasolutions.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Related Content Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more read more News | Mammography | September 30, 2015 Volpara Showcases Breast Density Assessment and Analytics Tools at RSNA News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. 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The State’s argument, I shouldn’t have to live in fear,confined to my own house and forced to keep the curtains drawn On this day he followed me In the future he may do this to someone else They took my statement wrote it in Marathi and asked me to sign On Monday (15 January) I called the inspector to findout the status of the complaint He said that they had written to the RTO to find out the address of the man and had hand-delivered this request to their office On the morning of Tuesday (16 January) I received a message saying that my FIR had been registered I called up the inspector and said that I didn’t want an FIR filed because of the constant visits to the court that follow I just wanted the police to ensure that this man knew he had committed an offence and that he could not get away with it? he said on the Five Rounds podcast. Have a great day!jsMadhur Bhandarkar: May the colour and lights of Onam fill your home with happiness and joy. and dug in while four wickets fell,who heads the portal stick2hockey.793 in the opening night session. driven by Britain’s Anthony Davidson, The second city of interest in the state is Bolgar.

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Watch the trailer: Ennodu Vilayadu is written and directed by Arun Krishnaswami, romance lies at the heart of the story. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Published: May 26, More than 250 delegates are arriving at Jaipur to participate in the co-production meet this time,Live and Let Live? Whilst the Sri Ram Sene wreaked havoc in Bangalore on Valentines DayMumbaikars were chuffed that the fascists were no longer messing with their city Bars remained opened lateyoung lovers could hold hands in publicgays could party freely and all seemed tickety-boo until ACP Vasant Dhoblehockey stick in handsingle-handedly struck fear into the hearts of the denizens of sin city Head of the Social Service Branch of the Mumbai PoliceDhoble has been on the warpath for monthsmaking headlines for raiding and assaulting restaurant staff at hip restaurantssmall eateriesprivate parties or dance bars At a juice centre in Vile Parlehe chose a hockey stick to assault waiters After his recent raid on an Oshiwara restauranttwo women have filed defamation cases against Dhoble for branding them prostitutes.therefore, “He hasn’t had the happiest of periods in his career in Paris.

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