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July MA value dips 527 to 43 billion

first_imgNew Delhi: Corporate India announced merger and acquisition deals worth $4.3 billion in July, down by 52.74 per cent compared to the year-ago period amid a subdued global growth and rising geo-political tensions, a report said on Monday. According to Grant Thornton’s monthly M&A Dealtracker, as many as 39 deals worth $4.3 billion were reported in July against 49 transactions worth $9.1 billion in the year-ago period. “Subdued global growth, the continued Brexit-related uncertainty and the rising geopolitical tensions roiling energy prices, affected the overall deal sentiment,” the report noted. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe report noted that though M&A values declined more than half as compared to July 2018, the month recorded significant rise in the deal values as compared to the previous month (June 2019), demonstrating a revival in the deal sentiment among the deal makers. “M&A transactions continued to witness a lackluster deal activity on the back of failing to record big ticket deals witnessed during July 2018. In addition, headwinds seen in the financial services space and slowdown in the core sectors have affected the M&A deal space,” said Pankaj Chopda, Director, Grant Thornton India LLP. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostChopda further noted that emphasis of the Budget on the liquidity concerns in the NBFC sector, and constant efforts of streamlining the IBC norm, among others, are likely to boost the M&A deal activity. “Though the Union Budget has laid down a roadmap for growing the economy in a sustained manner with a focus on both urban and rural sectors, the impact on deal activity will depend on the measures and policies by the government to counter the slowdown, implement/ promote growth-focused investment plans and impact of global economic trends,” Chopda said. The start-up sector not only led the pack for M&A both in terms of deal values and volumes, but also recorded the highest monthly values till date driven by Oyo Rooms’ $2 billion stake acquisition. Retail, fin-tech, and gaming segments also remained active during the month. The report further noted that the month of July witnessed deals pushed by IBC in the pharma sector with Dhanuka Laboratories-Orchid Pharma’s $162 million deal and others in the pipeline across the retail sector with Patanjali-Soya Ruchi deal, and the manufacturing sector with Asian Colour-JSW steel deal.last_img read more

Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall

COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the late pop star molested boys.Charlotte Andersen, marketing manager for the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban Copenhagen, told Denmark’s TV2 broadcaster that they had received about 15 complaints about the Jackson statue, mostly from families with children.The mall had announced an exhibition with wax statues of major stars, including Marilyn Monroe and Julia Roberts, to coincide with Danish schools’ weeklong winter holiday that started Monday.Jackson’s statue was replaced with one of Brad Pitt.The 75,500-square-meter (about 810,000-square-foot) mall was the first to open in Denmark in 1966.___This story has corrected the square-foot conversion to about 810,000, not 90,600.The Associated Press read more

Paying down debt remains top priority but many Canadians making little headway

TORONTO — Paying down debt remains the top financial priority of Canadians, but it’s a goal many appear to be having difficulty meeting, according to a new poll conducted for CIBC (TSX:CM).The poll found that 26 per cent of respondents named debt reduction as their key financial goal for 2016, the sixth straight year it has topped the list.Keeping up with bills/getting by came in second, cited as the main priority of 18 per cent of respondents.CIBC executive vice-president Christina Kramer says the fact debt reduction has remained atop the list for so long, coupled with studies showing household debt remains at record highs, indicates many Canadians are not making  the headway they desire.Five financial resolutions for 2016, and how to (really) make them happenCanadians keep piling on the household debt as it hits 163.7% of disposable income: StatsCan

When ‘good’ debt goes ‘bad’: Why it can be dangerous to categorize what you owe“It’s not just first-time homebuyers, younger Canadians, or those impacted by shifts in the economy, such as a downturn in the oilpatch, who are focused on cutting down their debt,” Kramer said. “Canadians across the country are telling us that reducing the burden of debt, along with keeping up with their bills, is what they are focused on.”In addition to paying down debt and keeping up with bills, priorities named by others included: saving for retirement or for travel or a vacation (eight per cent apiece); adding to their investment portfolio (seven per cent), saving to buy or renovate a house (six per cent); purchase a car or build an emergency fund (four per cent apiece) and saving for their children’s education (two per cent).Fully 11 per cent didn’t have a financial priority, while three per cent named other priorities.The online survey or 1,508 Angus Reid Forum panellists was conducted Dec. 7-8. The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population. read more

Iran dismisses US allegation it behind Saudi oil attacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed the U.S. accusation that it was behind an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure the day before, calling it part of Washington’s policy of “maximum lies.”Abbas Mousavi made the statement on Sunday.He says Washington adopted a ‘maximum pressure’ policy against Iran but because of “its failure, (the U.S.) is leaning toward ‘maximum lies’” now.Saturday’s drone attacks by Iranian-backed Yemeni rebels have halted about half of Saudi oil supplies after hitting the kingdom’s biggest oil processing facility and a major oil field.They set off huge fires and led to a suspension of “production operations” at the Abqaiq facility and the Khurais field.President Donald Trump called the Saudi crown prince after the attack, expressing U.S. support for the kingdom’s security and stability.The Associated Press read more

Expert panel recommends amending UN treaty for clearer definition of mercenaries

The experts, drawn from government, academia and the human rights community, focused on elaborating a clearer legal definition of mercenaries and concluded that steps should be taken to promote regulation and supervision of activities that may not yet be prohibited but that could lead to mercenary activities, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which convened the meeting, said today.As a result, the panel recommended that the UN Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing, and Training of Mercenaries, which came into force in October 2001, be amended to make the prevention and punishment of the activities of mercenaries more efficient.Meeting last week in Geneva, the nine experts stressed the need for appropriate national and international legislation to combat the phenomenon and urged that consideration be given to establishing a monitoring mechanism to improve the accountability of private security or military companies. Parameters of State responsibility in this regard should be strengthened, the panel said.The panel first met earlier this year to survey the phenomenon of mercenary activity in several regions of the world. read more

Mintecs bundle release of products at MINExpo

first_imgBetter visualisation and compatibility are at the heart of Mintec’s recent ‘bundle’ release of products. MineSight Version 7.5 comprises improved versions of five products: MineSight 3D, MineSight Schedule Optimizer, MineSight Torque, MineSight Basis and MineSight Data Analyst. The bundle release features more interoperability between MineSight components.• MineSight Schedule Optimizer now has greater integration with the MS3D viewer, offering engineers greater visualization and animation of plans.• MineSight Torque now features better drillhole editing in MS3D, downhole compositing, and MineSight’s Advanced Reporting and Charting (ARC)• Enhanced labeling has been added to MS3D, which now offers a project locking feature for better control over multiple users sharing data.• MineSight Basis programs now have expanded integration with MineSight Torque so more programs can read and write MineSight Torque data.• MineSight Torque’s composite set fields are now supported by MineSight Data Analyst.The release “offers a multitude of improvements across the board to MineSight,” said Mintec President, John Davies. “For MineSight Torque and MineSight Schedule Optimizer, in particular, greater integration with MS3D is part of continuous development with our clients’ productivity in mind.”Talking of MINExpo, “In 30 years of attending mining events, it was definitely the busiest show, in terms of booth traffic, I have ever seen,” said Davies. “At times, we had everyone talking to clients, potential clients, and giving demos. In fact, our technical team worked non-stop giving demos.”Mintec regional sales manager, Frank Olivieri was still catching his breath last Wednesday. “Monday and Tuesday were flat out – nonstop,” he said. “We had seven face-to-face demos in our satellite conference room and about three times as many interactive demos at the booth, amongst all the noise and traffic.”MINExpo coincided with two MineSight product launches: This MineSight 7.5 ‘bundle’ release and MineSight Axis’ integration with Modular Mining Systems’ ProVision 3 high-precision machine guidance software.Mintec unveiled two new videos – Products for Productivity and Spirit of Service – which garnered much attention at the booth. Visitors also received copies of Mintec’s new electronic brochure and the company’s latest position papers, entitled the Mintec Series.last_img read more

China now activates more iOS and Android devices than anywhere else

first_imgThe world’s most populous nation has finally caught up, and now surpassed the USA in total Android and iOS activations. New numbers from analytics firm Flurry show that Chinese mobile users activated more devices in February than any other country. This increase in new devices came with a huge rise in application usage on the order of 1126%, year over year.Flurry makes use of more than 1 billion aggregated app launches of over 160,000 different apps each day to come to its conclusions. This data set is large enough that Flurry can estimate the number of new devices being activated each month.The numbers clearly show that in February, China’s share of worldwide Android and iOS activations shot up to 23%, while the US share dropped to 22%. The trend is continuing this month with Chinese users activating 24% as the US falls to 21%. The installed user base of mobile devices in the US is still quite a bit larger than China, but at this rate, that won’t be the case for long.Application developers could have a huge opportunity as Chinese consumers continue to adopt smartphones. That 1126% increase in app usage was far and away the biggest increase of any country. In fact, the US isn’t even in the top ten for increased app usage.There are two principal reasons for this trend, and the first is that China is, for the first time, developing an affluent middle-class. More people than ever before have the resources to buy smartphones and tablets. This has been helped by the increasing rollout of mid-range devices on the Android side. Many OEMs are making Android phones designed for emerging markets like China. Don’t expect mobile adoption in China to slow down anytime soon.More at Flurry, via Apple Insiderlast_img read more

Star Wars Reports Side Stories Maybe Stalled Lando Lives More

first_imgplease please please please pleeeeeeeaaaase please actually happen please please please please please https://t.co/mNpSjgovax— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 21, 2018I mean, who doesn’t want to see these people try out of morbid curiosity? They won’t be able to get the cast back, because they’re all busy with Episode IX. So, looking forward to seeing whatever off-brand Oscar Isaac they find to play Poe. And anyone who has the $200–500 million it would take to actually make that movie again probably doesn’t think a film that grossed $1.3 billion at the box office needs to be saved. Most likely, whatever budget they have is lower, much lower, than the one Johnson had to work with. So yeah, go ahead and make your sweded version of The Last Jedi. We’ll all be very curious to see how it turns out. Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form So Solo: A Star Wars Story didn’t do as well as Disney hoped it would. It’s a shame, because it really wasn’t a bad movie at all. It was a fun heist movie with an awesome set piece chase sequence involving a giant space octopus. It had a charming cast, a story that went deep into Star Wars lore, and a cameo that opened so much up for this new expanded universe LucasFilm is building. And it turns out the audience for that is a lot more limited than Disney thought.It didn’t help that the previous Star Wars movie came out less than six months before. It didn’t feel like a big event the way the last three movies did. With a much lighter, smaller-scope story than The Last Jedi, nobody felt the need to pack theaters for this one. Add behind-the-scenes drama that colored the general population’s perception of the movie long before we even got the first trailer, and you have a movie that brings in a disappointing total at the box office. All that is to say, Solo: A Star Wars Story was the victim of a studio that wouldn’t get out of its way, and deserves better treatment then it got. Which is why Disney’s latest reported move is so disappointing, even though it makes sense.Collider reports that Lucasfilm has decided to put a hold on future “Star Wars Story” movies. Citing a source close to the studio, the report says Lucasfilm is putting all their focus behind Star Wars: Episode IX and the new trilogy Rian Johnson is developing. That rumored Obi Wan spinoff was reportedly in active development until Solo came out, but the people working on it are no longer involved. There’s no word about the Boba Fett movie that Logan-director James Mangold was reportedly attached to.In recent years, Lucasfilm has played it frustratingly safe, and that’s what they’re doing here. They flirt with new directors, then fire them to bring on a sure thing. Putting spinoffs on hold would be another safe move. And yeah, it’s probably the smart thing to do. If you make us wait multiple years for new Star Wars movies, they’re going to feel like big events again. When they come out, the populous will be hungry for more Star Wars, and you’ll get those ridiculous box office totals that these movies just have to make now, I guess. (That’s the stupidest thing about all this. Solo was not an outright faliure. It made over $192 million, which is a totally fine amount for any movie going up against Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2.)And you know what? This rumor could easily be completely untrue. Or at least just blown out of proportion. ABC News spoke to someone at Lucasfilm, who assured fans that there are still multiple Star Wars movies that are in development, but not announced. That means these movies are in addition to the new trilogy from Johnson. It’s possible that the studio is just shifting its production schedule and process to ensure these spinoffs perform more like Rogue One and less like Solo. It’s easy to see how someone connected, but not deeply involved, in the studio could look at that and start panicking.I really hope the reports aren’t true. Darth Maul’s surprise appearance at the end of Solo was the most exciting part of the movie. His stories were some of the best moments of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. Seeing him back in live action on the big screen was such a great moment, and it sucks that we might not get to see where that story goes. Also, don’t act like you don’t want to see a buff, bearded Ewan McGregor in Obi Wan. And then there’s that Donald Glover-starring Lando Calrissian movie that everyone was clamoring for the second he showed up in the trailer. It would make no sense for Lucasfilm not to try to make those movies.Billy Dee Williams in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Photo via Lucasfilm)Speaking of Episode IX though, the latest rumor out of that movie is that it will bring back yet another character from the original trilogy. We’ve seen Luke, Han and Leia, but someone’s been missing from all the action. Where is Lando Calrissian? We might find out the answer in JJ Abrams’ final act of the sequel trilogy. Fantha Tracks citing anonymous sources, reports that Billy Dee Williams is heading back to a galaxy far, far away. The site says they asked two independent sources, and assuming that’s true, it seems pretty likely that this rumor is real.It’s a good time to bring the character back anyway. After Donald Glover stole Solo with the role, seeing the original Lando back would be a truly exciting moment. Plus it makes sense story-wise. After the events of The Last Jedi things aren’t looking too great for the resistance. Han Solo is dead. Luke is dead. Leia… well, we’ll have to see how they handle her absence. The number of heroes from the rebellion is shrinking, and who better to rally the new heroes than the guy who blew up the second Death Star? I really hope this is true, and can’t wait to see Billy Dee Williams back in that costume.We’ll know for sure whether this is legit or not, anyway. Star Wars Episode IX starts filming next month, and you know everyone will be watching to see who shows up on set.Rian Johnson (Photo: Screenshot via StarWars.com)Recent Star Wars is some of the best the franchise has ever been. Solo was fun, and The Last Jedi might have supplanted The Empire Strike Back as the best Star Wars movie. (What can I say? I like dark middle chapters.) Though the movies are good, there is a certain subsection of the fandom that is very, very bad. The ones who are so angry about things like… women being heroes. Seriously, did these people watch the original movies? Did they completely miss… all of Leia’s scenes? So naturally, they’re doing the adult thing by taking someone else’s ball and going home.First, someone made a laughably short, nonsensical cut of the movie where characters like Holdo, Leia, Rose and Finn don’t do anything special. But editing a good movie into a bad one wasn’t enough. Now, a group of Last Jedi haters have started a campaign to remake the movie. What it’ll be about? How they plan to do it? They’re not talking about that. They do claim to have a team of producers willing to put up the money for a remake to “Save Star Wars.” No one had a better reaction to that news than Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Watch Alligators Poke Snouts Out of Ice to Deal With Freezing Weather

first_imgStay on target He said the alligators seem to sense when the water is at its freezing point and poke their snouts into the air “at just the right moment.”Experts say this behavior is normal. In response to cold weather, alligators “brumate,” a hibernation-like state in which the reptiles slow their breathing and metabolism, and temporarily shut down any unnecessary body functions. The gators will stick their snouts above the water line, allowing them to freeze above any ice that forms.Upon first glance, most people passing by thought they were looking at a lake full of frozen alligators, killed by the cold, Howard told The Washington Post. It’s tough out there for alligators, especially during a cold snap.  A video recently posted on Facebook showed alligators living in the ponds of the Shallotte River Swamp Park in North Carolina survive the frigid conditions by freezing themselves in place and poking their snouts out of the ice.Eighteen American alligators froze Monday night and stayed frozen all day Tuesday, Swamp Park manager George Howard told The Charlotte Observer. Alligators aren’t the only reptiles that brumate. Turtles also reduce their activity level and burrow when it gets cold.From the mammal family, three-fingered sloths’ metabolism also shuts down when they get too hot or cold, according to a study published in the journal PeerJ. This helps explain why sloths move so slowly, according to National Geographic. Sometimes, at extremes of temperature, they’d rather not move at all.More on Geek.com:Watch: Woman Looking for Cat Finds 7-Foot Alligator in Storm DrainOrangutan at Ohio Zoo Bites Volunteer’s Arm, Detaches Her ThumbScientists Discover Bizarre, New Eel-Like Creature in Floridacenter_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ The 65-acre park, located in Ocean Isle Beach, first observed this adaptation last year, Howard told the Observer. The alligators that froze last year in the park thawed out a few days later with no apparent injuries, he said.When it’s cold but not icy, the alligators sink to the bottom of the swamp for most of the day or burrow into the mud, Howard said. “You don’t see them, but they’re under there.”last_img read more

1212 NXT Results Sheffield England Triple threat match

first_img 12/12 NXT Results: Sheffield, England* Enzo Amore & Big Cass def. Blake & Murphy.* Bull Dempsey def. Tye Dillinger.* Samoa Joe def. Apollo Crews.* NXT Women’s Champion Bayley def. Emma.* NXT Tag Team Champions Dawson & Wilder def. Jason Jordan & Chad Gable.* Asuka def. Carmella.* NXT Champion Finn Balor def. Sami Zayn & Baron Corbin in a triple threat match.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off FlightVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? WhatsApp WWE’s Enzo Amore Fired Following Sexual Assault Allegation Google+ Enzo Amore Now Playing Up Next WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight Videos Articles Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Finn Balor for the WWE UK Championship? Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ex-WWE Superstar Enzo Amore Says He’s ‘Retired’ From Wrestling Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Big Cass Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sunday Facebook Pinterest Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

South Caicos Sea Food Cook Off Final Results

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSea Food Cook Off Final ResultsMain DishesBoil Fish– First Place – Nadine Hall – $200– Second Place – Olive Paul – $100– Third Place – Sandra Hall – $50Lobster Dish– First Place – Sandra Hall – $200– Second Place – Olive Paul – $100– Third Place – Nadine Hall – $50Conch Fritters– First Place – Nadine Hall – $200– Second Place – Olive Paul – $100Fry Fish– First Place – TIE – Sandra Hall – $200 & Brandford Hall – $200– Second Place – Olive Paul – $100– Third Place – Nadine Hall – $50Stew Conch– First Place – Nadine Hall – $200– Second Place – Olive Paul – $100– Third Place – Sandra Hall – $50Saturday, October 11, 2014Minor DishesPeas-n-Rice– First Place – Nadine Hall – $75– Second Place – Olive Paul – $50Johnny Cake– First Place – Nadine Hall – $75– Second Place – Olive Paul – $50Conch & Hominy– First Place – Olive Paul – $75Over Winner – Nadine Hall with 5 first places and 2 third placesCash Prizes & CertificatesNadine Hall – $850.00 7 CertificatesOlive Paul – ! ! $675.00 8 Certificates (Placed in all categories)Sandra Hall – $500.00 4 CertificatesBrandford Hall – $200! ! 1 CertificatesJudgesKishma MillsNoel SeymourJennifer ForbesBlight ClareSheryl Dean-WiliamsPaula Capehart Related Items:cook off, south caicos State of Emergency Declared for South Caicos Recommended for you Teen dies mysteriously in South Caicos, Police investigate South Caicos student new Junior Tourism Minister for TCIlast_img read more

Doom Patrol renewed for season 2 on DC Universe

first_img Joker, Harley Quinn, Batgirl: The best Comic-Con DC Universe cosplay 33 Photos Every Comic-Con 2019 DC Comics TV show trailer: Arrow, The Flash, more Brandon Routh to play Superman again in Arrowverse crossover Dark Phoenix, Mystique and Storm just got their own X-Men Barbie dolls More superheroes Tags I was Batman Post a comment 25 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Meet the superhero outcasts Doom Patrol who investigate bizarre threats against humans. DC Universe DC Comics’ own group of misfit superheroes in Doom Patrol might not get the adoration they deserve from the public, but they have their own live-action show on the DC Universe streaming service and it’s just been renewed for a second season. The show’s renewal was announced Saturday night during the DC Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.Doom Patrol is a reimagining of superhero outcasts Robotman (played by Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), who are led by scientist Dr. Niles Caulder, also known as the Chief (Timothy Dalton). Following the mysterious disappearance of the Chief, the heroes find themselves called to action by Cyborg (Joivan Wade), who comes to them with a special mission.center_img The hottest SDCC 2019 exclusives we’ve seen so far TV and Movies Share your voice DC Comics HBO Comic-Con Season 2 of Doom Patrol will be available for streaming simultaneously on both DC Universe as well as WarnerMedia’s upcoming HBO Max service sometime in 2020.Be sure to follow along with our Comic-Con 2019 coverage for the latest gaming, TV and movie news. In the series, the Doom Patrol members suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities but left them physically and emotionally scarred. But this team of heroes found their purpose through the Chief, who brought them together to investigate weird threats against humanity.  3:44 0last_img read more

Lemon Creek inmates study Latin etymology and epic poems behind bars

first_imgJim Hale and Lowell Ford sit in the library at Lemon Creek Correctional Center after Latin class. (Photo courtesy Paul McCarthy/Alaska Department of Corrections)Taking GED or vocational classes in prison is not unusual. But at Juneau’s Lemon Creek Correctional Center, a small group is studying Latin, a language that’s been dead for centuries.Listen nowVisitors to Lemon Creek Correctional Center pass through three locked gates. You surrender your phone, keys — pretty much everything but your ID.Once you pass through the final door, you’re locked in with 200 inmates.“I call them my captive audience,” Jim Hale, a former college professor who teaches writing at the prison, said.Hale began teaching at Lemon Creek about four years. Over time, he grew closer with some of his more dedicated students. A few months ago one of them approached him with an unusual request: Would he consider teaching Latin?Hale learned Latin years ago as a graduate student studying Renaissance literature, but he hesitated.His Latin was rusty, and why would anyone want to learn a dead language, let alone in prison?“The one thing about Latin is, you’ll see anybody who’s been to jail or has to deal with legal process, you see a lot of Latin words a lot of people are not understanding,” Lemon Creek inmate Lowell Ford said.Ford has had enough experience with legal proceedings to recognize a number of Latin phrases, but that’s not why he asked Hale to teach the class.Since joining Hale’s writing class four years ago, Ford has worked hard to improve his style. But he’s a perfectionist — constantly editing and revising his work, never quite feeling satisfied with it.Ford likes to write as concisely as possible, which makes choosing his words carefully very important.“With no grasp of Latin then the grasp of English seems to be kind of fleeting and you lose where the word came from or what the word truly is supposed to mean,” Ford said.In his writing classroom, Hale peppers his lectures with discussions of Latin etymology.Hale always told his students that understanding the original meaning of the words you want to use is the only way to really get across what you want to say in writing.Knowing that, Hale said yes. The former professor and freelance writing instructor even bought the Latin textbooks out of pocket.“So it was a way of honoring our friendship,” Hale said. “And then, he found other guys who wanted to do it!”The class meets weekly for an hour in the prison library. During a recent lesson, they examined a poem about Dido, queen of Carthage.Four men in faded yellow jumpsuits took turns translating lines of text into English. Sometimes they paused on a tricky word until Hale offered up a gentle hint to get them going again.Ford says the vocabulary is particularly tricky for new learners. So much of English evolved from Latin, as did the meanings of many words.“When you’re memorizing Latin original words, sometimes the English words try to superimpose themselves over the Latin origination words,” Ford explained.“For instance, our words ‘fact’ and ‘fiction’ come from two Latin words meaning the same thing,” Hale added.Ford said he spends more than an hour each night in his cell going over vocabulary and conjugation. He’s been reading the Aeneid in his spare time.“It’s like learning how to spell for a spelling bee; you take a list of words and you repeat them numerous times and then you write them and you write them and you write them,” Ford said.They don’t spend much time on pronunciation — Latin hasn’t been spoken as a native language for more than a thousand years, after all. The goal is simply to understand the texts they study.Hale said teaching the class forced him to revisit a subject he thought he’d never study again.“It’s an old axiom that you never really learn a subject until you have to teach it,” Hale said. “I feel like I’m learning Latin again with the guys.”Ford has been at Lemon Creek for about six years. He’s not due for release until 2020. He’s 39 now, and he knows learning new languages and subjects will only get harder. But he said he’s grateful for the opportunity.“It makes a section of time that would normally not have much value for me, turn into something that can be positive,” Ford said.The class may go on hiatus later this summer while Hale is out of town, but Ford said he plans to continue practicing alone and with his classmates.last_img read more

US says latest Taliban talks most productive so far

first_imgThe seventh round of peace talks between the United States and Afghanistan’s Taliban that are ongoing in Qatar are the “most productive” so far, US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said Saturday.”These six days have been the most productive of the rounds we’ve had with the Talibs… we made progress on all the issues that we have been discussing,” Khalilzad said in Qatar.The insurgents have been meeting with the US envoy in Doha to try to forge a deal that would see the US military quit Afghanistan in return for various guarantees.Suhail Shaheen, the spokesman for the Taliban’s office in Qatar, said they were pleased with the discussions so far.”We are happy with progress and hope the rest of the work is also done. We have not faced any obstacles yet,” he tweeted.But the talks are set to be paused for two days while another summit with Afghan representatives takes place in Qatar’s capital.”Tomorrow and the day after, because of the intra-Afghan conference, no talks will take place,” Shaheen said.US envoy Khalilzad confirmed direct US-Taliban talks will restart on Tuesday.About 60 Afghan delegates are expected to attend Sunday’s so-called intra-Afghan dialogue, including political figures, women and various Afghan stakeholders.The Taliban, who have steadfastly refused to negotiate with the government of President Ashraf Ghani, have stressed that those attending the talks planned for Sunday and Monday will only do so in a “personal capacity”.But the US has made it clear the Taliban must talk with the Afghan government before a peace deal can be completed.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he hopes for an agreement before 1 September.last_img read more

DeltaWing concept car to race at Le Mans

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — The Le Mans endurance race is a 24-hour competition that features cars that typically have an engine that comes in at over five liters. One team, known as the Project 56 group, has created a car that has an engine with only 1.6 liters. The car, which has been dubbed the DeltaWing concept car, manages to run with its reduced engine capacity by significantly improving the aerodynamics of the vehicle and reducing the weight of the car to increase the fuel efficiency. Car Buyers Say Silence Isn’t Golden Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The cars 1.6-liter turbocharged engine is roughly 300 horsepower, which is about half of the horses found inside the engines of a typical competitor at Le Mans. The car also features a slim front end attached to a narrower track than the rear, which makes the car aerodynamic and makes the car easier to move forward. The car seats two, a driver and a backup driver. The technology in concept cars that tests well at Le Mans has a decent chance of showing up in production cars, though no plans have been made at this time. © 2010 PhysOrg.com The cars has been given the 56th spot in the 2012 24 hours of Le Mans races starting grid, a spot usually reserved for experimental cars that are powered by a variety of alternative technologies. Since the race is about endurance, as much as it is about staying power as it is about speed a car in any spot has the potential to win the 24 hour long race. This spot is good for a car that is high on fuel efficiency, since the race rewards cars that have to make fewer fuel stops. Citation: DeltaWing concept car to race at Le Mans (2011, June 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-deltawing-concept-car-le.html More information: deltawingracing.com/last_img read more

Mayor holds meet to ensure waterloggingfree Kolkata this monsoon

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to ensure swift draining of rainwater during the monsoon, Mayor Sovan Chatterjee held a meeting with state Irrigation minister Soumen Mahapatra and other state government agencies, at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) headquarters on Friday afternoon.”We have conducted a meeting with the Irrigation minister, along with other government agencies such as Public Works Department (PWD), Kolkata Improvement Trust (KIT), Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) and others, to ensure proper drainage of rainwater during monsoons. The task can be carried out effectively through a coordinated effort,” Chatterjee Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightssaid.It has been learnt that Chatterjee has urged the Irrigation minister to clean up the clogged canals in the city with priority. “We have to ensure that during heavy rainfall, the water is able to pass through the gully pits into the underground drainage system, so that we can use our booster pumping station, to pump the water into the river through these canals,” he maintained.The Kolkata Environment Improvement Investment Program (KEIIP), with the help of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), has integrated a few pumping stations, while several pipelines have been cleansed during the dry weather. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPump capacities have also been increased. Chatterjee is hopeful that this will contribute to achieving good results.State Irrigation minister Soumen Mahapatra said “The state government has already started preparations from the month of February. Our control room has been made functional. We have also taken a decision to monitor the canals with the use of drones. We monitor canals throughout the year and implement cleaning process from time totime.”The Mayor has directed all the other agencies to complete all digging work before June 15. “Monsoon will soon set in and carrying on work by digging roads for utility services will cause serious damage to them. So, it is feasible not to do such work during the monsoon,” Chatterjee added.last_img read more

Thunderbird 450 has been released

first_imgThunderbird 45.0 has been released by Martin Brinkmann on April 13, 2016 in Email – Last Update: February 09, 2017 – 133 commentsMozilla has released an update to the desktop email client Thunderbird that brings the version of the program to Thunderbird 45.0.It is a major update of the application which has been on life support ever since Mozilla decided to hand over development to the community in 2012 and use freed up resources for other projects.Then in 2015 Mozilla announced that it would drop the email client altogether even though usage was still on the rise.Thunderbird 45.0The update is already available on the official download site but the client itself has yet to pick it up. This will happen soon however, and you can run checks for updates with a click on Help > About Thunderbird from within the application.So what is new in Thunderbird 45.0?The short answer: a lot. If you check out the release notes, you find more items listed there as new as in the past two years combined.Customize From AddressThe new feature is available when you click on the from field when composing email addresses. It enables you to make changes to the from address that are valid only for the current email.One example where this may be useful is if an email service supports aliases. If you use Gmail for instance, you can add +text after the username of the email address to create an alias.Correspondents columnCorrespondents is a new column that is displayed by default that combines sender and recipients. You can still add the from column back by right-clicking on the header and selecting the option from the menu that opens up.The main difference between the two is the arrow that you see on the right of the sender or recipient. A left arrow indicates that your selected email account received the message, a right arrow that it was sent from it.Better Remote Content ExceptionsWhen you have selected to block remote content in Thunderbird by default, you get a message in emails that want to load remote content that reads “to protect your privacy, Thunderbird has blocked remote content in this message”.The new control options provide you with granular options to allow remote content.Other additionsBetter support for XMPP chatrooms and commands (Thunderbird ships with a chat component that you can make use of).The Spell checker and dictionary work in the subject line of emails now.Dropdown in compose window to set specific font sizes.Name and email address can be copied from message headers of emails now.Support for OAuth authentication for Mail.ru added.Option added to always use HTML formatting to prevent unexpected format loss.OpenStreetMap and other map services can be used for maps (it is unclear how and where though, and the release notes don’t reveal any information besides that it is now an option).FixesBesides new features and improvements to existing features, the team has fixed the following issues in Thunderbird 45.0.External images were not displayed in reply/forward.When saving drafts that were edited as a new message, the original draft was overwritten.Fixed a crash when parsing IMAP messages.Fixed spell checker checking spelling in invisible HTML parts.Fixed extra spaces issue when sending messages with Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters.Pre-formatted blocks are properly preserved in message replies.Fixed a issue where copy and paste from plain text documents lost whitespace.Fixed “open draft”, “forward”, “edit as new” and “reply” creating messages with incorrect character encoding.Fixed sort direction change using Grouped by view.Fixed an issue where new emails were not displayed in the selected sort order.Fixed an issue with Box.com attachments failing to upload.Fixed an issue where drag and drop of attachments failed to the operating system folder.Fixed XMPP connection problems.As you can see, lots of changes and fixes in the new version of Thunderbird.Thunderbird 45.1.0The email client Thunderbird 45.1.0 was released on May 10, 2016. It is a bug fix release that takes care of the following issues:Drag and drop of contact names to address box of a message failed.UI element inconsistency when moused over on retina displays.DIGEST-MD5 authentication in JS-XMPP failed for some (disabled).Font Indicator claimed for some fonts that they were not installed.Printing failed in composition window.Paragraph mode improvements when composing messages.Automatic correspondents column upgrade disabled.Thunderbird 45.1.1Thunderbird 45.1.1 was released on May 31, 2016. It is a bug fix release the fixes the following issues:The enter-key closed the mailing list panel when adding members to it instead of jumping to the next line.Emails without HTML elements was sent as HTML email if the format auto-detect option was enabled.Options applied to templates were lost when the template was used.The option to delete contacts was not working when contacts were found using search.Views from global searches did not respect the mail.threadpane.use_correspondents setting.Thunderbird 45.2.0Thunderbird 45.2.0 was released on June 30, 2016. The update patches several security issues and the following issues:Invitations to events could not be printed.A reporting issue that false stated that there was not enough disk space during compacting.The dragging and dropping of multiple contacts from the contacts list onto an addressbook while All Addressbooks were selected moved only one contact.Links were not always detected in the message body.Thunderbird 45.3.0Thunderbird 45.3.0 was released on August 30, 2016. It is a bug fix and security release.Disposition-Notification-To could not be used in mail.compose.other.headerFIXED”edit as new message” on a received message pre-filled the sender as the composing identity.FIXEDCertain messages caused corruption of the drafts summary database.Thunderbird 45.4.0Thunderbird45.4.0 was released on October 3, 2016. It is a bug fix release that makes the following changes to the email client:Display name was truncated if no separating space before email address.FIXEDRecipient addresses were shown in red despite being inserted from the address book in some circumstances.FIXEDAdditional spaces were inserted when drafts were edited.FIXEDMail saved as template copied In-Reply-To and References from original email.FIXEDThreading broken when editing message draft, due to loss of Message-IDFIXED”Apply columns to…” did not honor special foldersThunderbird 45.5.0Thunderbird 45.5.0 was released on November 18, 2016. It is a bug fix release:IMPORTANT: Changed recipient address entry: Arrow-keys now copy the pop-up value to the input field. Mouse-hovered pop-up value can no longer be confirmed with tab or enter key. This restores the behavior of Thunderbird 24.CHANGEDSupport changes to character limit in TwitterFIXEDReply with selected text containing quote resulted in wrong quoting level indicationFIXEDEmail invitation might not be displayed when description contains non-ASCII charactersFIXEDAttempting to sort messages on the Date field whilst a quick filter is applied got stuck on sort descendingFIXEDMail address display at header pane displayed incorrectly if the address contains UTF-8 according to RFC 6532Thunderbird 45.6.0Thunderbird 45.6.0 was released on December 28, 2016. It fixes several security issues and an issue that caused the system integration dialog to show up on every start of Thunderbird.Thunderbird 45.7.0Thunderbird 45.7.0 was released on January 26, 2017. It is a release that fixes several issues in the email client including security issues.Message preview pane non-functional after IMAP folder was renamed or movedFIXED”Move To” button on “Search Messages” panel not workingFIXEDMessage sent to “undisclosed recipients” shows no recipient (non-functional since Thunderbird version 38)FIXEDCalendar: No way to accept/decline email invitations when sent and received messages are stored in the same folderThunderbird 45.7.1Thunderbird 45.7.1 was released on February 7, 2017. It is a bug fix release that fixes a crash issue when viewing certain IMAP messages.One issue, that the message preview pane is not functional after moving or renaming IMAP folders does still exist.SummaryArticle NameThunderbird 45.0 has been releasedDescriptionMozilla has released an update to the desktop email client Thunderbird that brings the version of the program to Thunderbird 45.0.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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April 2, 2013 — Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA), Jim Matheson (D-UT), Pete Olson (R-TX) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) have introduced the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2013 (H.R. 1148).This bill would amend the Social Security Act to recognize radiologist assistants (RAs) as non-physician providers of healthcare services to Medicare beneficiaries, and it would authorize physician reimbursement through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for procedures performed by RAs in states that have laws establishing radiologist assistant practice guidelines.RAs work under radiologist supervision and perform select imaging and patient-care duties traditionally performed by the radiologist. While they do not prescribe medication or therapies, diagnose or interpret medical images, RAs perform procedures and patient assessment and management that increase patient access to critical radiology services and augment the delivery of optimal, timely and safe radiology care – leading to greater efficiencies and value for patients and providers.RAs are educated in an advanced medical imaging academic program specifically designed to complement the work of radiologists. Currently, 12 universities offer accredited education programs with radiologist-supervised clinical training, and 29 states license or certify RAs. Upon graduation from an accredited program, radiologist assistants take a national certification examination developed by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants (CBRPA). To maintain their national ARRT or CBRPA certification, RAs must maintain certification and registration in radiography, complete approved continuing education every two years and comply with strict professional standards of ethical conduct as administered by ARRT.The bill would enable healthcare facilities and radiology practices to be reimbursed for RA-performed services. By establishing a reduced reimbursement level for the professional component of procedures performed by RAs, the bill should result in savings to the healthcare system.“Although not a complete solution to the patient access problems that this country is facing, making this modest change to the Medicare law will enable radiologist assistants to provide care to the full extent of their training and scope of practice, thereby improving patient care and satisfaction, lowering costs and meeting patient demand,” said Jerry B. Reid, Ph.D., executive director with ARRT. “We applaud Rep. Reichert and the other cosponsors who recognize the need to adopt common-sense, bipartisan changes to the Medicare program so that seniors can benefit from innovations in health care delivery.”For more information: www.arrt.org, www.srpeweb.org The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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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 | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more center_img Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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first_img News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more Related Content Technology | September 23, 2014 ClearDATA Introduces HIPAA-compliant, Long-term Cloud Storage Solution First-of-its-kind cloud archival service provides low cost alternative to onsite archiving Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  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 News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more September 23, 2014 — Hospitals and healthcare systems in need of a cost-effective, HIPAA-compliant solution for long-term archiving of healthcare data now have an alternative to on-site redundant archiving. ClearDATA Networks Inc. announced its new cloud-based Archive as a Service solution. It is the first offering of its kind created specifically to meet requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for archiving of healthcare data that does not need to be accessed immediately or regularly.  Healthcare organizations and medical research facilities create petabytes of confidential patient information, including patient records, lab results and images, each year. HIPAA can sometimes require a large amount of this information to be stored for up to seven years, even though it is rarely (if ever) accessed. These requirements can severely impact IT budgets as organizations pay an ever-growing price for equipment, power, cooling, floor space, backup and recovery capabilities and personnel to maintain it all. In addition, many medical research facilities still use tape to archive older data despite concerns about its reliability.ClearDATA’s Archive as a Service solution overcomes these issues by allowing healthcare organizations to archive data that can tolerate longer recovery timeframes on secure, HIPAA-compliant servers through the cloud. The solution is heavily encrypted while data is in transit and at rest, while remaining rapidly scalable to meet greater data storage needs.Users who have the required permissions and administrative privileges will be able to create, modify and read data on the cluster through many supported file sharing protocols. Smart Lock technology protects critical data from accidental, premature or malicious alteration or deletion, ensuring the organization continues to meet HIPAA requirements.Other capabilities include:Detailed file-level reportingAdvanced data retention rulesSmart Quota soft/hard quotasOnce the per-GB cost is set it is frozen, delivering an additional advantage to budget-conscious organizations.“As healthcare continues to shift to the cloud, ClearDATA remains steadily focused on meeting both short-term and long-term storage needs,” said Matt Ferrari, chief technical officer at ClearDATA. “With our encrypted cloud archival solution, we are addressing a healthcare organizations’ long-term data storage needs, enabling providers to securely store and retrieve sensitive data on-demand.”ClearDATA provides all management of the equipment and data, freeing the healthcare organization’s IT resources to focus on higher-value work. All data is encrypted prior to electronic or physical transfer (the latter is used for any single transfer larger than 200 GB).  For more information: www.cleardata.com/cm/content/archive-as-a-service.asp FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Nucleus.io Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more last_img read more

Nicaragua opposition journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorrro released from hospital following fatal weekend

first_imgIn the 1980s, Chamorro headed the Sandinista newspaper Barricada before later splitting over ideological and political differences with party leadership. Chamorro currently is director of Confidencial and the television programs “Esta Semana” and “Esta Noche,” which provide investigative reports and much-needed political criticism of the Sandinista government of Daniel Ortega.Chamorro told The Tico Times he is recovering at home. Facebook Comments Gracias a los médicos del Hosp de Boaco q nos atendieron anoche después de un terrible accidente. Estamos en recuperación, gracias a todos.!— Carlos F Chamorro (@cefeche) May 25, 2014 Related posts:35 years after Somoza’s overthrow, not much for Nicaragua to celebrate Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal Nicaragua’s only billionaire says luxury resort can lift economy Extreme poverty increases in Nicaragua in 2013, study findscenter_img MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Esteemed Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, son of former President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro (1990-1997), was injured in a traffic accident over the weekend that killed one person and critically injured another, Chamorro’s online news magazine Confidencialreported on Monday.The accident occurred on Saturday night, but was not reported by the media until Monday.According to Confidencial, Chamorro was traveling in a vehicle driven by his chauffeur in the eastern department of Chontales when it was struck by another vehicle traveling at a high speed and in the wrong lane.Chamorro underwent surgery on Sunday for fractures in his left hand and was released. His driver, Eddy Osorio, remains hospitalized in serious condition. The driver of the second vehicle was killed instantly, Confidencial reported.“Thanks to the doctors at Boaco Hospital who provided us care following a horrible accident. We are recovering,” Chamorro tweeted.last_img read more