Against Blackwater, Garcia has cautioned his wards about one other thing:“I told them that we cannot take Blackwater for granted, because this is not the same team (that we are used to beating in the past).”Today’s game will also give Blackwater coach Leo Isaac a gauge on how far the character of his team has developed ever since snagging the most-chased amateur in Mac Belo.The 6-foot-4 former Far Eastern ace in the UAAP has been every inch the player he is touted to be, averaging just under 23 points and eight rebounds a contest.Meanwhile, Nash Racela formally makes his PBA coaching debut later at 7 p.m. when TNT KaTropa shoots for a piece of the lead, and a third straight win, in its clash with Meralco.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports PH among economies most vulnerable to virus “It’s chemistry that we need to develop quickly,” Garcia told the Inquirer over the phone yesterday after wrapping up preparations for their 4:15 p.m. clash with Blackwater today for a piece of the elimination round lead at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.“Yes, we have the material to contend and even win,” Garcia said. “But we will still have to get used to playing with each other. We are breaking in James (Yap) slowly and Jay (Washington) is starting to learn his role in the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThe Painters will be coming off a 108-103 loss to Barangay Ginebra, which seemed like a won game for them coming into the last six minutes until they fired blanks in the stretch and failed to contain the Gin Kings.“It’s in situations like that where we need to know each other a lot better,” Garcia, who took over immediately after Yeng Guiao left for NLEX, went on. “Basically, we played a good game against Ginebra, until we made some bad decisions in the endgame.” Racela will be calling the shots starting today, though he sat beside assistant Josh Reyes for the first time last week in a victory over Blackwater.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Boxing, UFC fusion fight on tap? Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Former FEU head coach and now TNT mentor Nash Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCaloy Garcia believes that what he has now at Rain or Shine is a lineup that is good enough to win the PBA Philippine Cup.But having taken over just over a month before opening day and with its cornerstone taking his act to another team, Garcia believes that the Elasto Painters are back in their infancy stage.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes We are young As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
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On October 17th, Intel is hosting an Immersion Day event at the Connected Health Conference in Boston that we’re calling “SOLVE: Healthcare—Building Better Solutions With Technologies that Matter.”Building on our inaugural SOLVE: Healthcare event hosted by UCSF on March 21st, we—along with leading healthcare delivery organizations and startups—will reiterate and expand upon common themes from the earlier conference. We’ll explore:Taking the digital foundation that has finally emerged in healthcare and transforming this from a “system of record” into a “system of insight.”Moving beyond being “data rich but insight poor” in healthcare.Using predictive AI to prevent chronic care conditions from turning into acute care situations.We’ll also expand our focus to the edges of healthcare, where patients engage with the healthcare system at three different points of care: Bedside, home, and specialty care. The intersection of IoT, AI, and healthcare VR are transforming the edges of healthcare with new insights and are fundamentally altering the point-of-care experience for doctors and patients.Healthcare Analytics at the BedsideReal-time monitoring and AI are transforming the hospital bedside and making costly complications a thing of the past. This is enabling early detection of some of the most common complications that contribute the most to additional hospital costs and increases in length of stay. Doctors can get real-time access to vital point-of-care information and analytics-based alerts for these costly conditions. This enables physicians to spend more time with patients instead of reviewing information.The ICU, for instance, generates a huge amount of patient data. Most of these samples are taken infrequently and must be approved by a nurse, and the information is often low-fidelity and prone to error. And, despite the huge amount of patient data, less than one percent of it is actually available beyond the bedside or within the EHR.Intel’s collaborative partners are putting to work the 99 percent of previously ignored patient data in clinical decision-making with new FDA-cleared intelligence platforms that store all these signals directly from bedside monitors so physicians can get an accurate and complete picture of a trend in patient physiology.Home Care and TelehealthRemote patient monitoring is transforming the way patients are engaged and is making home care the new standard of care. AccuHealth is going after chronic illnesses with an innovative, preventive home-based remote care approach. Chronic illness is responsible for 86% of annual healthcare expenditures in the United States.In Chile, where AccuHealth is based, the average cost of an ER visit ranges anywhere from $50 to $3,000, and the average cost of a day in the hospital starts at $1,800. Costs soar even higher with each care-related procedure and treatment performed. To help prevent these acute events and keep chronic illnesses in check, AccuHealth has developed a patient-centric healthcare model that shifts reactionary, facility-based care to preventive home-based remote care.Using wearable sensors linked to a smart Intel-based monitoring device that connects to the AccuHealth virtual hospital remote monitoring center, patients perform three-to-five-minute “check-ups” throughout the day from the comfort of their homes. Patient data is sent in real-time to a data center where powerful Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors apply data mining and predictive modeling to identify issues so they can be addressed before they escalate. In the event of any alarming shifts, caregivers proactively intervene before an ER visit or hospitalization is required.AccuHealth’s results are promising. They recently monitored 15,000 patients and drove a 42% decrease in ER visits, reducing costs to insurers by up to 50% per patient.Specialty Care TransformedAI, visual computing, and virtual reality are transforming neurosurgery, radiology, and soon pathology. Not only does this result in improved outcomes and improved patient satisfaction, but doctors are more satisfied with their work, too.Surgical Theater creates an enterprise-wide virtual reality medical visualization platform called Precision VR. They take MRI and CT scan images of patient brain/body parts and fuse that together to create immersive 3D environments that are transforming patient education and engagement. This also delivers next-generation surgical planning and navigation capabilities.Patient satisfaction is important. Up to two percent of reimbursement costs in 2017 was lost or gained based on patient satisfaction. Patients can rate their experience via the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. Results can create new incentives for hospitals to improve quality of care and affect medicare reimbursement and private investment. Shared decision-making between patient and doctor has been shown to reduce the cost of care for patients with preference-sensitive conditions. Engaged patients cost less.This is only a small peek into what we’ll dive into at the SOLVE: Healthcare event. Several other healthcare organizations are using technology in new and unexpected ways. They’re improving and sometimes even saving lives while building a new foundation for healthcare.
Cornered by allegations of corruption in the Commonwealth Games’ preparations and isolated within his own party, under-fire Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Wednesday said he is ready to face any CAG or judicial probe into the financial transactions related to the event.”I, as Chairman of the Organising Committee, am prepared to face any scrutiny by (Comptroller and Auditor General) CAG or even a judicial probe for all financial transactions being reported by the media. All the people found guilty will be punished and brought to book,” Kalmadi said in a statement.Kalmadi’s statement came a day after more allegations of irregularities and the Indian High Commission’s e-mails being ‘doctored’ came to light. The Congress party also distanced itself from Pune MP.Kalmadi reiterated that the all transactions were carried out by the full approval of the OC’s various finance committee and he did not have any individual say on these matters.”The financial procedures at the Organising Committee are well laid down and transparent. Any proposal that is prepared by the Functional Area Head first gets vetted by the OC Finance Committee which has two representatives of Government of India, and after that it is referred to Finance Sub-Committee, comprising of three Senior representatives of Government of India,” he explained.”Thereafter, the proposals are submitted to the Executive Board for its final approval. Chairman OC, in his individual capacity, does not have any financial powers,” he added.Kalmadi said, nonetheless, he has taken note of the various reported bunglings. . “60 days are left for the start of XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 to be held in New Delhi and 43 days for Games Village to open when about 8000 athletes and Officials from all continents of the world start arriving to participate in the Games,” Kalmadi said. “During the last week, media has come out with various stories regarding the irregularities in the orders/ procurement etc. of QBR Launch Function at London/Overlays and association of M/S Sports Marketing and Management (SMAM) in obtaining the Sponsorship for the games.advertisement”I have taken a serious note of these reports and appointed a three member committee headed by Mr. Jarnail Singh, the Chief Executive Officer and two members, Mr. G. C.Chaturvedi, Special Director General and Ms. Gurjot Kaur Chief Vigilance Officer of Organising Committee to look into all the details of QBR Launch Function, Overlays and SMAM issues. The Committee has been asked to submit its report by August 5, 2010,” the statement read.The Indian Olympic Association chief was left red-faced on Tuesday when the Ministry of External Affairs said that the e-mails from the Indian High Commission that he made public to justify huge payments to a UK-based firm were ‘doctored’.His back against the wall, Kalmadi has been isolated in the OC as well with some his own colleagues demanding an emergency meeting to discuss allegations of corruption, which have also been highlighted in a Central Vigilance Commission report.
All CulturesThe Minister for Sport Kate Ellis has launched a new online resource in February to help sporting groups engage more sportspeople from culturally diverse backgrounds.Minister Ellis joined the Australian Sports Commission and leading national sports to promote All Cultures, a program that aims to connect people from new migrant groups with their local sporting clubs.For the full document please download the attachment below. You can find more information on the ASC All Cultures program on the following website: http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/all_culturesOur Sporting Future (OSF) Conference The Australian Sports Commission will be holding Australia’s leading sports forum, Our Sporting Future (OSF), from 28–30 July 2010 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.For further information please see the ASC web link: http://www.ausport.gov.au/about/events/our_sporting_future_2010Related Filesaustralian_sports_urged_to_engage_all_cultures-doc
Newcastle captain Lascelles expects battle with Fulham striker Mitrovicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles expects a battle facing Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic this weekend.Lascelles has paid tribute to his former team-mate, saying the Serb is “smart and physical” and a tough opponent. He said: “Mitro is a good striker; he’s smart, he’s physical, and he can be a nightmare for centre-halves. And they’ve got a good midfield; they try to play good football, too. But we’re paid to do our job, and they’re coming to St James’ Park, so we’ll be full of confidence.“They’re bottom of the league, but they’ve got some good players in their team.“Every game in the Premier League is a difficult game. There’s not one game where you think, ‘Yeah, we’ll easily beat them.’ So we just need to make sure we prepare in the right way and with the same attitude we did at the weekend.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan well placed to ferry Matic from Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNemanja Matic is set for a January exit from Manchester United.Inter Milan are reportedly keen on taking him to Serie A.Despite United’s worst start to a campaign for 30 years, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has still been reluctant to use Matic with the Serbian appearing in just four of 11 matches so far this term.The 31-year-old’s lack of playing time has seen him become a target in January with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.The Mirror says according to reports in Italy, Inter are pondering a swoop for the midfielder in January.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma striker Dzeko blasts: It hit Smalling’s face!by Carlos Volcano12 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma striker Edin Dzeko slammed ref Willie Collum after their 1-1 draw with Europa League opponents Borussia Monchengladbach.Nicolò Zaniolo had Roma in front with a header, but deep into stoppages the referee awarded a penalty in the Europa League match for handball, even though it clearly hit Chris Smalling in the face.“It’s a serious error that cannot happen at this level. It changes the result, the whole game, the group,” Dzeko told Sky Sport Italia.“Now we have another three games where anything could happen. A victory today would’ve made everything easier. I just don’t understand the referee, he was so sure that he was right, but I’d seen it hit Smalling in the face. When I saw the replay on television, it’s just incredible.“The referee kept insisting it was a penalty, I told him it was his face and not the hand. You could see the mark on Smalling’s face where the ball hit him.“You can’t give a penalty like that at the 95th minute. It’s unacceptable. We ran no risks at all in the second half and we’ve lost two points here. We can’t do anything about it now, we have to look forward.”
The Government will be intensifying efforts for Jamaican skilled workers and businesses to have greater access to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Story Highlights The Government will be intensifying efforts for Jamaican skilled workers and businesses to have greater access to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).The position was outlined by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, as he delivered the Throne Speech at Gordon House on Thursday (February 15).He said that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, will assume Chairmanship of CARICOM from July 1 to December 31, providing an opportunity for Jamaica to influence the Community’s policy direction, development agenda and the regional integration process.“Jamaica will also use the opportunity to engage with CARICOM member states on the recently tabled recommendations of the Report of the CARICOM Review Commission,” he said.The Governor-General informed that parliamentary approval will be sought for the Foreign Trade Policy and to ensure its timely implementation, recognising the importance of expanding foreign trade in keeping with the economic growth agenda.He told the House that there are “encouraging signs” that Jamaica is “poised” for great things, and “we are seeing the first sprouts of the sacrifices that we have made”, adding that Jamaicans must unite for prosperity.He noted that the fight against crime and violence, corruption, abuse of women and children and the disabled and less fortunate, are matters that require the involvement of all citizens.“Let us join to grow our economy and to protect our environment, to bring our people the bountiful harvest they deserve. We all have an opportunity to work in partnership for the good of all Jamaicans,” the Governor-General said. The Governor-General informed that parliamentary approval will be sought for the Foreign Trade Policy and to ensure its timely implementation, recognising the importance of expanding foreign trade in keeping with the economic growth agenda. He said that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, will assume Chairmanship of CARICOM from July 1 to December 31, providing an opportunity for Jamaica to influence the Community’s policy direction, development agenda and the regional integration process.
CALGARY – Canadian Pacific Railway says it delivered record shipments of grain and biofuels in October.The Calgary-based railway says it moved 2.64 million tonnes of Canadian grain and grain products in the month, breaking the previous high set in September 2017.CP Rail says it has shipped more than 7.5 million tonnes of grain and grain products through 14 weeks of the 2018-19 crop year.Canadian National Railway says October was its second-best month for grain after October 2016.The country’s largest railway says it has moved 3.2 million tonnes of grain since the new crop year on Aug. 1 and that it set a shipping record in Saskatchewan in the first three months of the season.Since the harvest began in September, CP Rail has sent an average of more than 5,500 empty railcars weekly to country elevators.The railroad says it has overcome challenging conditions across the Prairies, including early winter weather that caused harvest delays and congestion.Canadian Pacific is investing to address challenges that slowed last winter’s train car movements and says 500 new high-efficiency hopper cars are slated to be delivered by the end of the year that will carry more grain that can be loaded and unloaded faster and require less maintenance.Companies in this story: (TSX:CP, TSX:CNR).