Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for internal trade met for a working session on interprovincial trade issues today, May 29 during the annual meeting of the Committee on Internal Trade in Halifax. Nova Scotia Trade Minister Geoff MacLellan is chair of the Committee on Internal Trade for 2019. The committee focused on the actions taken to advance the objective of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, the liberalization of trade, investment and labour mobility across Canada. Discussions included financial services, alcoholic beverages, and progress on reducing regulatory barriers to interprovincial trade. Throughout 2019, the province is also chair of the Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table. The table is a new forum created by the Canadian Free Trade Agreement to identify and eliminate regulatory differences, a primary source of trade, investment and labour mobility issues across Canada. “Together with our federal, provincial and territorial partners, we are taking concrete action to reduce barriers to interprovincial trade to help create conditions for more jobs and a stronger economy,” said Mr. MacLellan. “Our work continues to focus on building an open domestic market for the benefit of Canadian businesses, consumers and communities. While this work is complex, we are producing results.” Internal trade and a progress report from the meeting will be discussed by Canada’s premiers at the next Council of Federation in July.
October 12, 2019
Rabat – Morocco’s human rights minister Mustapha Ramid has spoken to Maati Monjib, a Moroccan historian who decided to go on a hunger strike for 48 hours on Monday, April 22, when his university threatened to fire him. On his Facebook account, Monjib thanked all “activists and citizens who stood by me in this new ordeal, accompanied by the same slander I suffer from for years with yellow journalism.” Officially declaring that he was ending the hunger strike, Monjib added that he received a call from Ramid “reassuring me.” Monjib relayed Ramid’s message that he contacted “the ministry in charge of my case to ensure there’s no prejudice against me.” Read also: Moroccan Historian to Go on Hunger Strike Over Absenteeism AllegationsMonjib wrote a post on Facebook declaring his hunger strike in protest of allegations from the Institute of African Studies, where he teaches. The institute accused Monjib of absenteeism and threatened to fire him if he did not return to work within seven days. Monjib, however, denied their claim saying some of his colleagues at the same institute signed testimonials as witnesses of his attendance. Monjib, who taught investigative journalism and worked with the Moroccan Association for Investigative Journalism, noted the results of the 2019 report by Reporters without Borders (RSF), which described Morocco’s climate of journalism as “very difficult,” placing it 135th out of 180 countries.Read also: Morocco’s SNPM President Rebuffs RSF Report on Moroccan Press FreedomMonjib claimed the situation of journalists in Morocco has grown worse since the arrest of the co-founder of the Moroccan news outlet Lakome, Ali Anouzla.Criticizing Morocco’s human rights situation, Monjib was brought to court in 2017 on charges of “threatening state security” and “receiving foreign funds,” which generated wider criticism from human rights organizations like RSF.
October 12, 2019
NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street as traders are disappointed that the U.S. and China failed to reach a deal on trade before Friday’s tariff deadline.Technology and industrial stocks, which would stand to lose the most in a drawn-out trade conflict, had some of the biggest losses Friday.Western Digital lost 1% and Deere & Co. also lost 1%The U.S. raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods early Friday after no deal was reached, and President Donald Trump said there was no need to rush the talks with China.The S&P 500 index fell 9 points, or 0.4%, to 2,860.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 100 points, or 0.4%, to 25,724. The Nasdaq fell 31 points, or 0.4%, to 7,879.The Associated Press
October 6, 2019
“That has always been our objective and we will continue our efforts,” Mr. Annan told reporters at a press conference in New York. He said he was working with leaders from Europe, the United States and the Russian Federation, as well as leaders in the region, to foster talks between the parties.”I have made it clear not long ago that the time is here when the international community should make a collective effort to try and break the impasse, stop the killings and bring the parties to the table, and I’m reasonably confident that we will see some activities on that front,” he said.Asked to specify a timetable for results, he said, “I hope we will not have to wait for long.”The Secretary-General also pointed out that some diplomacy by its nature could not be conducted in public. “There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes which is not always in the media, and I think in the kind of work I do not everything should be put out there.” He added that many discussions were being held with capitals. “In due time, you will get to know about it,” he told the press.
September 30, 2019
Kevin Durant rejected the notion that Dwyane Wade is one of the top 10 players in the NBA.In an interview with CineSport, Durant was discussing Sports Illustrated’s list of the NBA’s top players, and stated that his former teammate Harden should be on the list. The Oklahoma City forward Durant is ranked No. 2; Miami guard Wade landed in the No. 8 spot.When asked who should have been left out to make room for Harden, Durant replies hastely that, “Dwyane Wade” didn’t deserve to be on the list.That sparked a rebuttal from Wade, who responded immediately via Twitter and Instagram:“Don’t believe me just watch,” he posted along with an image.Durant tweeted Wade back saying:“Show me don’t tweet me..”The NBA season starts in six weeks, so the Heat’s Wade and the Thunder’s Durant will get to ‘show and prove’ when they face off in January.
September 29, 2019
There’s a new team atop FiveThirtyEight’s NFL Elo rankings this week, and it’s the one we discussed in this space last time around — the red-hot New Orleans Saints. Fresh off an impressive victory over the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans turned around and walloped the Bengals 51-14 in Cincinnati. Based on how they’ve been playing recently, there’s no team more deserving of the No. 1 slot than Dem Saints.However, New Orleans is also the fourth different team to hold the top spot in Elo so far this year, joining the Patriots, Eagles and Chiefs. That’s tied for the most handoffs of the No. 1 spot through Week 10 of a season since 2002 (when five separate teams held No. 1 to that point in the schedule). So we still don’t have a great sense of who exactly will be meeting up in Atlanta in February. In fact, there’s still a decent chance it might just be the two teams that are scheduled this week for an epic Monday Night Football clash — the Chiefs and Rams.Both teams sport 9-1 records, and they have similar strengths and weaknesses. According to Pro-Football-Reference.com’s Simple Rating System (SRS) metric, the Chiefs rank second in the league on offense and 19th on defense; the Rams rank third in offense and 14th on defense. K.C. is led by a couple of 23-year-olds: quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who leads the NFL in passing yards, and running back Kareem Hunt, who ranks fourth in rushing. L.A.’s pair are both 24: QB Jared Goff (second in passing yards) and RB Todd Gurley (first in rushing).A nationally televised matchup between two exciting, young, star-studded teams in opposite conferences is sure to have a Super Bowl feel to it. And our model does give the Chiefs the AFC’s best odds of winning the Super Bowl, while considering the Rams to be the NFC’s second-most likely winner (behind New Orleans). But it also bears remembering that prospective “Super Bowl previews” on the midseason calendar usually don’t predict the actual Super Bowl very well (though they do often come close).To gather a sample of similarly huge AFC-NFC showdowns from seasons past, I filtered our database of games for ones that:Happened in Week 5 of a season or later (to give Elo time to “catch up” with how good each team is).Featured two Top 5 NFL teams at the moment of the game, according to Elo.Matched up teams from opposite conferences.Going back to the start of the current NFL playoff format in 1990, there have been 36 regular-season games that could have been considered Super Bowl previews, according to the rules laid out above. Of those, only two — Bills-Giants in December 1990 and 49ers-Chargers in December 1994 — ended up actually foreshadowing the Super Bowl to come. (The Giants flipped their regular-season loss on its head, while the 49ers obliterated the Chargers both times.)There have been plenty more regular-season games where the eventual Super Bowl combatants met months beforehand — think Patriots-Rams in 2001 or Giants-Patriots in 2007. But few were hyping those as potential Super Bowl previews at the time (even if coaches had their occasional premonitions about meeting up in the postseason). And on the flip side, when it comes to games highlighted for their Super Bowl potential, the exact matchup often finds a way to get derailed over the remainder of the season.Of those 36 regular-season matchups in our data-set, 23 did contain at least one of the eventual conference champions — so the odds aren’t bad that either K.C. or L.A. will make their way to Atlanta on Feb. 3. 199615DEN1GNB2✓GNB AFCNFC DAL25.512.5ATL21.711.323.81535 Less playoff success7856196 PHI26.49.2NO98.51.610.81634 More playoff success100%97%75%58% 20076NWE1✓DAL5NWE MIN62.9%±17.5CHI70.1%±17.034.51565 NO64NO71NO 51, CIN 14+2.6– The best matchups of Week 11Week 11 games by ranking of average Elo ratings (using the harmonic mean) plus ranking of total potential swing for the two teams’ playoff chances, according to FiveThirtyEight’s NFL predictions 199716DEN3✓SFO2SFO 199015BUF3✓NYG2✓BUF CAR70.813.9DET3.63.417.21525 Another week, another loss for the readers against Elo, which now has beaten the field in nine of 10 weeks so far this season. This time, it was the Patriots’ surprising road loss to the Tennessee Titans that ended up costing readers the whole week — on average, they lost 16.6 points in that matchup, in a week where they lost by 12.5 total points. However, even though the readers have followed up their lone win of the season in Week 7 with three more losses in a row, they are getting better: In the season’s first six weeks, they lost by an average of 38.9 points per week; over the past three weeks, they’ve only lost by an average of 8.6 points.Among those readers who aren’t mired in a losing streak, congrats to David Ryborz, who topped all identified users in Week 10 with 148.6 points, and to Brian Hake, who continues to lead the season-long leaderboard with 808.4 points. Thanks to everyone who has been playing — and if you haven’t, be sure to get in on the action! You can make picks now and still try your luck against Elo, even if you haven’t played yet.Check out our latest NFL predictions. Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 10Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 10 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game NYJ63NYJ64BUF 41, NYJ 10-2.9– 20089TEN2GNB5TEN 20049PIT4PHI1✓PIT One of these teams might be special. The other, not so muchHow each team in a midseason “Super Bowl preview” game fared, on average, by the level it reached in the playoffs. 201015BAL5NOR2BAL Team ACurrentAvg. Chg*Team BCurrentAvg. Chg*Total ChangeGame Quality KC99.90.1LAR>99.9<0.10.11661 TEN62.517.7IND11.89.827.51506 LAC91.95.8DEN188.8.131.52519 20158DEN3✓GNB2DEN Playoff %Playoff % TB1.71.5NYG0.20.11.61398 199313MIA4DAL1✓MIA 199517PIT4✓GNB5GNB CIN34.217.2BAL24.413.230.41511 19998DEN5MIN2MIN PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.ResultREADERS’ NET PTS 200612NWE3CHI5✓NWE WSH66.412.9HOU184.108.40.206507 Game quality is the harmonic mean of the Elo ratings for the two teams in a given matchup.*Average change is weighted by the likelihood of a win or loss. (Ties are excluded.)Source: ESPN Show more rowsSource: pro-Football-Reference.com 199110HOU4WAS1✓WAS SeasonWeekTeamElo RkMade SB?TeamElo RkMade SB?Won NE63NE74TEN 34, NE 10-16.6– 199415SDG4✓SFO2✓SFO PIT61PIT57PIT 52, CAR 21-5.4– GB23.113.0SEA29.112.725.61515 Share of teams reaching round 201610NWE1✓SEA3SEA ATL78ATL76CLE 28, ATL 16+0.8– 199513KAN3DAL1✓DAL 20088PIT3✓NYG4NYG Home teams are in bold.The scoring system is nonlinear, so readers’ average points don’t necessarily match the number of points that would be given to the average reader prediction. CHI65CHI67CHI 34, DET 22-0.1– 19926KAN5PHI3KAN In the grand scope of the NFL universe, having slightly better than a coin-flip’s odds to make the divisional round of the playoffs isn’t too bad an outcome. But for a pair of teams coming into a midseason game with Super Bowl aspirations, it is striking how rare it is for both to ultimately make significant playoff runs. Instead, one usually is left behind along the road to the championship. And, in case you were wondering, the winner of the Super Bowl preview advanced deeper into the postseason just 60 percent of the time, so it’s tough to say which team will be which, regardless of who wins the “preview.”Either way, this Rams-Chiefs game will treat the fans to some points. The over-under on the game is 63½ points — one of the highest point totals in NFL history. And according to our matchup quality metric (determined by the harmonic mean of the teams’ Elo ratings in each game), this is also the best game of the entire NFL season so far. The only factor holding this particular Super Bowl preview back might be game importance — i.e., how likely it is to swing either team’s odds of making the playoffs. Both teams have all but clinched playoff spots, so K.C.-L.A. drops to sixth place among Week 11 games once we account for a mix of matchup importance and quality: GB61GB69GB 31, MIA 12+3.9– 199013BUF3✓PHI5BUF 20026NWE4GNB5GNB 199512OAK4DAL1✓DAL 20136NWE2NOR5NWE 199714KAN4SFO1KAN LAC76LAC82LAC 20, OAK 6+1.2– 199116KAN5SFO3SFO Three of the last four midseason Super Bowl previews featured 50 percent of the eventual Super Bowl matchup: New England and Atlanta played at foggy Foxboro in Week 7 last season (itself a Super Bowl rematch), and the Patriots later went to the Super Bowl. Seattle and New England reprised their own earlier Super Bowl matchup in Week 10 of 2016, and the Pats also went to that season’s Super Bowl. And in 2015, the Broncos used a Week 8 win over the Packers as a stepping-stone along their Super Bowl path. The exception in that stretch was Arizona-Cincinnati in Week 11 of 2015 — which sounds like an absurd potential Super Bowl, except that both teams were a combined 15-3 going into the contest, long before an injury to Andy Dalton ruined Cincy’s season.But if one team tends to emerge from these kinds of games on a championship path, the other usually stalls out well before the Super Bowl. Here’s a breakdown of how often each team in our sample of games ends up making each round of the playoffs, depending on how much playoff success they had: 20177NWE1✓ATL3NWE 20035IND5TAM1IND PHI74PHI73DAL 27, PHI 20-0.5– ARI0.10.1OAK<0.1<0.10.11354 SF67%SF62%NYG 27, SF 23+4.7– But even if it won’t change the playoff race or give us a sneak peek at Super Bowl LIII, the Rams and Chiefs’ tilt should be fun. And once it’s over, we can look ahead to Week 16’s Saints-Steelers battle for yet another potential Super Bowl preview … that probably won’t contain both conference champs, either.FiveThirtyEight vs. the readersYou can check out FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings in our NFL prediction interactive, which simulates the rest of the season 100,000 times, to track how likely each team is to make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. On top of that, you can also pick against the Elo algorithm in our prediction game. You’ll be playing for bragging rights, and the chance to climb up our giant leaderboard.Using data from the game, here are the games in which Elo made its best — and worst — predictions against the reader picks last week: 19979NWE4GNB1✓GNB OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION 199317HOU4SFO2HOU 201811KAN2LAR4? 19927KAN4DAL5✓DAL IND56IND52IND 29, JAX 26-5.0– 201215NWE1SFO3✓SFO TB54WSH51WSH 16, TB 3+3.8– LAR69LAR74LAR 36, SEA 31+1.1– 20147DEN1SFO3DEN 200017IND4MIN5IND KC88KC93KC 26, ARI 14-0.1– 201511CIN4ARI3ARI PIT92.35.8JAX2.52.38.01547 20155CIN5SEA4CIN Team that had …Wild CardDivisionalConf. ChampSuper Bowl 20015BAL1GNB4GNB A brief history of regular-season “Super Bowl previews”NFL games after Week 4 in which both teams ranked among the Top 5 in FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings and were in opposite conferences, since 1990 200912NWE3NOR2✓NOR
September 28, 2019
Ohio State earned its 31st consecutive home victory and its 22nd straight conference win on April 21 against Indiana. Credit: Magee Sprague | Lantern reporterThe No. 5 Ohio State women’s tennis team (24-2, 10-0 Big Ten) dominated the Indiana Hoosiers (12-12, 3-6 Big Ten) in Columbus on Friday by way of a 7-0 sweep. The Buckeyes continued their perfect conference record and notched their ninth Big Ten shutout of the season.“I’m incredibly proud,” OSU coach Melissa Schaub said. “These guys put in a lot of work. I don’t think when you see 7-0 that that necessarily always happens on that day. I think it’s the work that you’ve put in leading into the season.”The Scarlet and Gray went 2-1 in doubles play to get the first point on the board. In singles play, OSU won the first set on all six courts by a margin of no fewer than three points. The Buckeyes took the second set, and with it the match point, on every court except for two.With OSU up 6-0, the final set between junior Anna Sanford and Indiana’s Paula Gutierrez remained. The pair was tied at 2 before Sanford pulled away to win 6-3 and seal the shutout for the Buckeyes.“You definitely want to keep competing for your teammates,” Sanford said of being the last one on the court. “It’s bigger than just playing for yourself at that point. Having all of your teammates and the crowd cheering for you is definitely a lot of motivation to try and pull out the W.”In doubles play, sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo and Sanford quickly swept Indiana’s Gutierrez and Natalie Whalen, on Court Two. Next, OSU senior pairing of Ferny Angeles Paz and Miho Kowase defeated Hoosiers Pauline Jahren and Caitlin Bernard on Court Three to secure the doubles point for the Buckeyes.Indiana’s No. 41 ranked doubles pair, Madison Appel and Kim Schmider notched their team’s lone win of the day with a victory over OSU’s No. 83 senior pair Gabrielle De Santis and Sandy Niehaus, 4-3.In singles, Buckeyes No. 1 Di Lorenzo, De Santis, Kowase, Angeles Paz and Niehaus each won their match in two sets. Angeles Paz and Di Lorenzo both put up 6-1, 6-0 victories.Next up, the Buckeyes will celebrate Senior Day as they play their final regular-season home match against Purdue on Sunday.“We’re definitely excited for Sunday,” Sanford said. “We’ll come out tomorrow and have a good practice and probably just keep working on the things we’ve been working on and hopefully play with confidence on Sunday.”The Buckeyes, the defending Big Ten regular-season champions, are currently tied with No. 10 Michigan (18-4, 10-0 Big Ten) for first in the Big Ten, and need a win on Sunday to clinch the title. Michigan will travel to Illinois on Sunday for its final conference contest of the regular season.OSU beat Michigan 5-1 in February but it did not count as part of conference play.“It’s very important,” Schaub said of how her team ends conference play. “(Michigan’s) a really good team, as is Northwestern, so we just try to take care of each match as it comes. Not try to make one match more important that the other.”
September 25, 2019
Sarah Brennan, chief executive of mental health charity YoungMinds, said: “This case should never have reached this crisis pitch – if the right care had been available earlier it is very likely she would not be in such crisis and danger today.”It is shocking that in 2017 we cannot find the appropriate care for a young person in such desperate need, even when there is a recognised duty of care.”Coming out of the Youth Justice system makes it even more complex, and they must also accept responsibility for her care. “High quality support must be available for those who need treatment in hospitals, and it is equally vital that this support continues when they leave hospital and are back in their community.” 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. On Friday he added: “Following extensive assessments, the NHS has identified a bed for this young woman in a safe and appropriate care setting which will best meet her needs. The bed will be available ahead of the release date.”Labour MP Luciana Berger, who previously served as shadow minister for mental health, branded the case a “life and death situation” and called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to take immediate action.The judgment concerns a girl who has “on a large number of occasions” in a secure unit made “determined attempts to commit suicide”.Staff at the unit where the girl is being held, referred to as ZX, have said sending her back to her home town would be a “suicide mission to a catastrophic level”.Experts believe she needs to be placed in further care following her release, but so far no appropriate bed has been found.The teenager must leave the unit no later than 3pm on August 14.In his ruling, Sir James, the president of the High Court’s family division, said the case “should make us all feel ashamed”.He said: “For my own part, acutely conscious of my powerlessness, of my inability to do more for X, I feel shame and embarrassment; shame, as a human being, as a citizen and as an agent of the state, embarrassment as President of the Family Division, and, as such, Head of Family Justice, that I can do no more for X. “If, when in 11 days’ time she is released from ZX, we, the system, society, the state, are unable to provide X with the supportive and safe placement she so desperately needs, and if, in consequence, she is enabled to make another attempt on her life, then I can only say, with bleak emphasis: we will have blood on our hands.” A “safe and appropriate bed” has been identified for a suicidal teenager after a High Court judge warned “we will have blood on our hands” if care was not found upon her release from a secure unit.Sir James Munby, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales, had revealed there were no places available for the girl in an “appropriate clinical setting” when she is freed in 11 days.He said he felt “shame and embarrassment” that he “can do no more” for the girl, known only as X, in a judgment delivered in private in the High Court family division sitting in Manchester.After Sir James’s judgment beds were identified in three appropriate care settings, and on Friday evening the NHS said a placement would be made available before her release date. Dr Mike Prentice, medical director for the NHS North Region, said: “The judge is quite right that the relevant agencies need to ensure a safe, new care placement for this young woman, which is suitable given the great complexities of her situation.”That is what is now happening, and a number of options have now been identified, with detailed clinical and social assessments taking place on Friday to ensure the right package of care can be put in place before her release date.”
September 24, 2019
Environmental and advisory solutions firm SLR has acquired Northern Resource Consultants (NRC), a 25-person team of environmental specialists based in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.NRC will bring considerable additional capability and geographic coverage to SLR’s existing Asia-Pacific (APAC) business, particularly in relation to its focus on the mining and minerals sector, SLR said.NRC’s services include environmental approvals, compliance, hydrogeology, hydrology, hydro-geochemistry, soils, environmental monitoring, ecology and mine closure and rehabilitation.SLR’s APAC business, led by Paul Gardiner, will now be 260 strong with 12 offices across Australia and New Zealand. Marty Costello, NRC’s Director and Principal Environmental Scientist, will join the SLR APAC management team and take on the role of APAC Regional Sector Leader for Mining & Minerals.Neil Penhall, SLR’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to bring NRC’s capabilities into SLR. I am sure Marty and the team will strengthen SLR’s position in the mining sector and bring significant additional value to our business.“Our business in APAC has grown strongly in 2018 and NRC will only add further to that. This is also the first acquisition we have made since Charterhouse Capital Partners came on board as our external investment partner earlier in the year, so is an important first step in progressing our growth plans in the coming few years.”Marty Costello, NRC’s Director, added: “We are looking forward to joining the SLR team and adding NRC’s talents to the business. We all recognised very quickly how well the two businesses fit together in terms of culture, clients and capabilities, so I am confident our combined future is bright.“The extensive range of services SLR already provide in APAC will benefit our clients and I am equally excited by what we can bring to SLR’s existing clients.”SLR provides professional services to the mining, minerals and extractive industries, with its team having been involved in projects covering a diverse range of minerals. Some of its clients include Glencore, AngloGold Ashanti, BHP Billiton, Newmont Gold, Wolf Minerals, Sibanye-Stillwater, Resolute (Carpenteria Gold), Whitehaven and New Hope Group.
September 17, 2019
Carlo Cudicini recalled his time alongside Petr Cech at Chelsea where they competed with each other for the number one goalkeeping jerseyBefore Cech’s arrival in 2004, Cudicini had been the undisputed number one at Chelsea for the last four years and was even named the Premier League’s best goalkeeper of the 2002/03 campaign.But once Cech was at Stamford Bridge, Cudicini was instantly demoted to the bench as the Czech enjoyed record-breaking success with Chelsea.Cudicini spent the following four and a half years being Cech’s backup before he left for Tottenham in January 2009.However, the Italian only has fond memories of his time alongside Cech who announced his retirement this week from football at the end of the season.“We were fighting for one place and we always gave 120 per cent because we knew if we weren’t able to do our job somebody else would have stepped in,” Cudicini told Chelsea TV.“I tried to push Petr very hard when he was playing, trying to make sure his concentration was always top, and I’m sure that he thought to do the same when I was playing in cups and other games.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“It’s easy to get along well with Petr because he’s such a smart guy, an intelligent guy.“He has so many hobbies so we developed a friendship which is still there, still strong and hopefully it will carry on to be like that.”Cech’s first season at Chelsea was especially remarkable given his quick adaption to English football which saw him only concede 15 goals and make a record 21 clean sheets in the Premier League at the age of 22.“If you think, in his first season he was still very young,” said Cudicini.“I said many times that it’s never easy to make the transition between other leagues and the Premier League and he was unbelievable. He had the record for clean sheets and it was a brilliant season.”Nowadays, the Italian has retired from playing football and works as an assistant coach back at Chelsea.
September 14, 2019
Due to the postponement of MediaNext because of the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 Eddie & Ozzie Awards will now be held on November 14th in New York. Winners across 146 categories—423 in all—will be feted at a luncheon ceremony from 12:30 to 3:00 at the Marriott Marquis. Close to 300 judges selected the bronze, silver and gold winners from more than 2,000 submissions. The annual Eddie and Ozzie Awards program is the largest awards event of its kind and honors the best in editorial (the Eddies) and design (the Ozzies) from the full spectrum of magazine publishing.For a complete list of the finalists, visit the official awards page here.
September 12, 2019
The Chainsmokers’ Memories: Do Not Open Tour Hits Europe In 2018 The GRAMMY-winning dance/pop super-duo recently performed in New York City at Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 23 and wrapped a run of shows in Asia as they continue to support their debut album, Memories … Do Not Open, which dropped back in April. Email News GRAMMY-winning dance/pop duo take their world tour to 12 European countries next yearNate HertweckGRAMMYs Sep 26, 2017 – 11:21 am The Chainsmokers announced a European run of their Memories: Do Not Open arena tour, which will take them through 12 countries in 16 dates. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am The Chainsmokers: GRAMMY Backstage With Danny Clinch The Chainsmokers will continue to make trips to Las Vegas for their Wynn residency, according to Billboard.Read More: Ed Sheeran Announces 2018 Stadium TourRead more Facebook https://www.instagram.com/p/BZdv_D0ncm8/?hl=en&taken-by=thechainsmokers Twitter The Chainsmokers Announce European Tour chainsmokers-memories-do-not-open-tour-hits-europe-2018
September 5, 2019
Over the years, Royal Challengers Bangalore has been one of the marquee sides in the IPL, but have often punched well below their weight in the actual competition. Despite having world-beaters in their side, they have only managed to qualify for three finals and are yet to win a title.However, this season they have managed to draft in a number of impressive young talents, who can be quite handy in the side and if given a long rope, can win matches for the side. We take a look at three such young players who can the X-factor this season. Virat KohliIANSNavdeep Saini File photo of Navdeep Saini.IANSThe young pacer from Delhi has already made quite a reputation for himself in the domestic circuit and now has the opportunity to make a mark in the big stage. RCB has often been founding in the pace department and in Saini, they have a quality young Indian fast bowler who can get the job done up front with the new ball.Shimron HetmyerDuring the recent trip to India, young West Indian batsman Shimron Hetmyer turned plenty of heads owing to his exploits with the bat. His ability to take on the bowlers from ball one is a great skill to have and this is where RCB could use him. With Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers occupying the top order, Hetmyer’s flamboyance can be a great addition in the middle order as he has the ability to finish off innings with a bang.Shivam DubeThe young Baroda all-rounder smacked five sixes in one over a day before the IPL – and this is what propelled his stocks in the auctions. He is a ferocious hitter of the cricket ball and is no slouch with the ball either, just the type of player RCB need in the lower middle order to get the required balance. His changes of pace and the ability to generate disconcerting pace can be utilised by Kohli when he wants to control the game, a great addition to the squad and the onus now lies on the management to use him properly.The Royal Challengers Bangalore will open their campaign against defending champions Chennai Super Kings on March 23.
September 5, 2019
Google parent Alphabet Inc, Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc made headway in the latest quarter in the areas that will be their main engines of growth for years to come, driving up shares across the tech sector on Friday.Shares of all three surged in early trading, adding more than $120 billion to their combined market value — more than the GDP of Morocco.For Alphabet, search traffic on mobiles surpassed desktop traffic worldwide for the first time. Amazon was able to boost margins, an area of concern, as its cloud business boomed.Microsoft’s growing emphasis on cloud computing under Chief Executive Satya Nadella also put the company on track — successful transition away from its slowing business that relies on sales of personal computers.Alphabet’s shares jumped 10.5% to a record high of $752.50 in early trading, adding about $50 billion to its market value giving Alphabet a market cap of about $522.5 billion. This gave Alphabet its position as the second-most valuable stock after Apple Inc, which is valued at $660 billion.Microsoft’s shares jumped 11.6% to $53.61-their highest in 15 years – while Amazon surged as much as 10% to $619.45, also a record high. The tech-heavy NASDAQ composite index was up about 1.8%.”I think what you’re seeing is these companies finally able to address the primary challenges that have been facing the businesses,” said James Cakmak, an analyst at brokerage Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co in New York.”For Amazon it’s about margins, for Alphabet its mobile, for Microsoft it’s the cloud computing or diversifying away from its legacy businesses” he further said.The better-than-expected results are a bright spot for the market. This followed a period of “intense volatility” over China or the U.S interest rate-hike.Before the start of the third-quarter reporting season, corporate earnings had been expected to fall by 4.1%, according to Thomson Reuters data.”Even as the global economy slows down, the three companies results show that the US economy continues to function well,” said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of investment advisory firm Sarhan Capital in New York.”The technology sector, specifically the Internet sector, remains bright,” he said.Cloud computing remains the priority for Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft as large enterprises shift to Internet-based services to host and manage their data.”I think the combination of Amazon, Microsoft and Google, as the technology leaders of the world, each showing accelerating growth in their Internet-related businesses, represents a very powerful statement,” said Frederick Moran, an analyst at brokerage Burke and Quick Partners in Uniondale, New York.While selling cloud storage space to enterprises remains a miniscule part of Alphabet’s revenue, it still remained a ‘growing priority’ said Google CEO Sundar Pichai said on Thursday.”Every business in the world is going to run on cloud eventually. So, we view it as an amazing opportunity,” Pichai said.
September 5, 2019
A man walks past Qualcomm stand while attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 3, 2015 [Representational Image].Reuters FileSunil Lalvani, President of Qualcomm India, stepped down on Tuesday, within a year of joining the multinational semiconductor and telecom equipment company. The company said that his replacement would be announced shortly.It is believed that Lalvani quit the company owing to “performance pressure,” the Hindu BusinessLine cited sources as saying.However, the company seemed to suggest that “performance pressure” was not the reason, without specifying anything more.”Sunil Lalvani has decided to step down from his position as VP & President of Qualcomm India. Parag Kar, Vice President of Government Affairs will serve as the interim head of India,” it said in an official statement.Last year, Lalvani had joined Qualcomm after having worked in BlackBerry, where he served as managing director of India and SAARC region. He also led a strong engagement with Carrier partner to enhance BlackBerry’s service portfolio in the India region. While at Qualcomm, Lalvani was reportedly reporting to Jim Cathey, Senior Vice President and President, Asia Pacific and India, Qualcomm.Lalvani took charge of the company’s India business at a time when the San Diego-based firm “is facing huge challenges globally” and in the local market, the Hindu Business Line added.Lalvani had replaced Avneesh Agrawal, who was with Qualcomm for over two decades.According to Lalvani’s LinkedIn profile, before BlackBerry he also has worked at EMC, Nokia Corporations, Cisco Systems and Sita Equant.Qualcomm is an American multinational semiconductor and telecom equipment firm that designs and markets wireless telecom products and services. The company derives most of its revenue from chipmaking and the bulk of its profit from patent licensing businesses and has 224 offices worldwide. LinkedIn/SunilLalvani
August 31, 2019
Citation: The machinery of mitosis: Kinetechores, centrioles and chromosome pumps (2013, October 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-machinery-mitosis-kinetechores-centrioles-chromosome.html (Phys.org) —At the cellular level, the mitotic spindle apparatus is arguably the most complicated piece of machinery in existence. Its basic function is to isolate and separate the chromosomes during cell division. A group of researchers at the University of North Carolina have been piecing together a model of the spindle and associated proteins which provides a way to visualize in detail exactly what might be going on. The group chose to simulate budding yeast cells because their entire spindle is comprised of only around 40 microtubules (MTs), compared to 100 times that amount in mammalian cells. Over the years the group has contributed to an emerging mechanical picture of the spindle wherein the MTs provide the compression elements, pericentric chromatin the elastic tension elements, and a proteinaceous kinetochore bridges the two polymers together. Their most recent paper, published in Current Biology, provides a new and detailed 3d map of the kinetochore region of the chromosome, and seeks to provides answers to the origins of the seemingly mysterious force that organizes the dividing cell. Explore further In particular, they are looking to understand the distribution of critical molecules like Cse4 and Ndc80. To this end they created a model based on stochastic growth and shortening of spindles and kinetochore MTs. A cylindrical spindle with a diameter of 250nm was created based on geometry obtained form electron microscopy and tomography. Experimentally, flourophores were placed at the MT plus ends and used to simulate the distribution of Ndc80. The results of these efforts are not best transmitted in word from. Nowadays collaborations like this are often headed up by artisans that recruit the biology and computer tech experts needed to create a visual simulation. The Harvard Biovisions series, or the illustrative DNA compaction video below are well known examples. The larger public may have to wait a little while to see the fruits of these new labors which seek to make the unseeable biology visible. The mitotic spindle may perhaps be the feature film that many haven’t even realized they have been waiting for. The Mitotic SpindleCredit: University of North Carolina Mitotic Spindle Group Journal information: Current Biology The team of proteins that could have implications for the fight against cancer © 2013 Phys.org More information: A 3D Map of the Yeast Kinetochore Reveals the Presence of Core and Accessory Centromere-Specific Histone, Current Biology, 26 September 2013. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2013.07.083AbstractThe budding yeast kinetochore is ~68 nm in length with a diameter slightly larger than a 25 nm microtubule. The kinetochores from the 16 chromosomes are organized in a stereotypic cluster encircling central spindle microtubules. Quantitative analysis of the inner kinetochore cluster (Cse4, COMA) reveals structural features not apparent in singly attached kinetochores. The cluster of Cse4-containing kinetochores is physically larger perpendicular to the spindle axis relative to the cluster of Ndc80 molecules. If there was a single Cse4 (molecule or nucleosome) at the kinetochore attached to each microtubule plus end, the cluster of Cse4 would appear geometrically identical to Ndc80. Thus, the structure of the inner kinetochore at the surface of the chromosomes remains unsolved. We have used point fluorescence microscopy and statistical probability maps to deduce the two-dimensional mean position of representative components of the yeast kinetochore relative to the mitotic spindle in metaphase. Comparison of the experimental images to three-dimensional architectures from convolution of mathematical models reveals a pool of Cse4 radially displaced from Cse4 at the kinetochore and kinetochore microtubule plus ends. The pool of displaced Cse4 can be experimentally depleted in mRNA processing pat1Δ or xrn1Δ mutants. The peripheral Cse4 molecules do not template outer kinetochore components. This study suggests an inner kinetochore plate at the centromere-microtubule interface in budding yeast and yields information on the number of Ndc80 molecules at the microtubule attachment site. How DNA is Packaged Local force generation through the action of motor proteins, like kinesin and dynein, provides an important directional instructor to the spindle. However just as these components are likely not them main source of motility for large organelles like mitochondria, a more holistic view of spindle behavior suggests that a more diffuse, entropic influence constitutes the invisible hand that guides its overall dynamics. One potential source of force generation is provided by the chromosome pumps, if you will, that act like an osmotic contractile gel, expanding and constricting throughout mitosis—perhaps not completely unlike the recently revealed mechanism used in Herpes virus infection. Here the herpes DNA and associated matrix, under extreme pressure, literally blasts itself into the host cell.The authors note that the entropic elasticity of chromosomal DNA can act to reel the spindle “arms” in to the spindle pole, just as one end of a spring recoils when the other end is pulled to a fxed point. This mechanism of entropic recoil has already been indicated to act in the segregation of replicated DNA in simpler bacteria. One can watch spindle behaviors under the microscope, and see these kinds of mechanisms at work, but they cannot be described very well in paper form by simply detailing lists of binding interactions. So these days, it now seems that in cell biology at least, the model provides the best way to move understanding forward, with parametrically-fed simulations providing the feedstock. Ideally, just like in parametric CAD, if the variables that specify the critical metrics are set up and linked properly, you can change one parameter, and those associated to it seamlessly follow suit without the need to create from scratch.A Matlab/Simulink model was used to generate population measurements of spindle lengths for 16 left and 16 right kinetochore MTs, where each kinetochore has its own associated MT. The entire model contains spindle pole bodies (centrosomes), linked by the kinetochore MTs, with the main barrel structure comprised of coiled DNA tubes. These tubes are stitched together by cohesin rings and condensin linker molecules. In more recent models, the researchers are looking to constrain the unsolved structural details at the surface of the so-called inner kinetochore plate which resides at the kinetochore-MT interface. This document is subject to copyright. 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August 27, 2019
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 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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 6, 2012 — The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) launched its new online breast imaging educational series, Breast Imaging Basics: The Series. The 10-module interactive series provides medical imaging professionals and students with a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of breast imaging. Breast Imaging Basics features illustrations and easy-to-understand animations that engage participants and reinforce key concepts. The modules cover a broad range of topics including the technical aspects of breast imaging equipment and instrumentation, identification of common pathologies and guidelines to improve image quality.“Our goal for the product is to provide mammographers and students with the core information they need to understand breast imaging,” said Myke Kudlas, M.Ed., R.T.(R)(QM), ASRT chief academic officer. “With more than 50,000 registered mammographers in the country, and a number of individuals interested in entering the practice area, we’re confident that the series will help prepare them for their roles.”In addition to highlighting the technical aspects and common pathologies of breast imaging, the series includes information about the basic principles of breast ultrasound and explores the theory and physics behind producing, acquiring and displaying digital mammograms.The for-credit series includes 10 modules, transcripts and a free practice test. Individuals also can purchase modules separately and earn at least 1 Category A or A+ continuing education (CE) credit for each module.Participants who successfully complete all 10 modules will earn 15 CE credits and will receive a document from the ASRT recognizing their achievement and a free positioning guide they can use at work. In addition, successful completion of the modules will help radiologic technologists meet the CE requirements established by the Mammography Quality Standards Act.The ASRT also offers a non-CE credit institutional version for educators and managers who would like to use the series as an educational tool. The package includes 10 modules, a test bank, an image library, a PDF of the positioning guide, transcripts and license for unlimited use in training or the classroom.For more information: www.asrt.org/breastimaging FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 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 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 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 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. 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August 17, 2019
Source = Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand Whakaipo Lodge- Garth and Angie LondonCelebrating excellence in Bed & Breakfast hostingBed & Breakfast Association New Zealand, in association with Vision Insurance, are pleased to announce Whakaipo Lodge, Taupo, has been awarded the 2018 Supreme B&B Business of the Year.Whakaipo Lodge owners Garth and Angie London won the award in 2016, and the President of Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand, Rayma Jenkins, says they have continued to show enthusiasm and professionalism in running their business.“The Awards honour, recognise, encourage and reward our members who are the very best bed and breakfast properties in New Zealand,” says Ms Jenkins.“The Londons epitomise their values best in their own words; “the most precious gift we can give our guests is our time: we don’t sell rooms – we create an experience to cherish.””Garth and Angie London emphasise a passion for sharing good company, enjoying quality local food and beverages, and creating a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the region and Whakaipo Lodge.The Awards Programme celebrates excellence in hospitality in the bed and breakfast and hosted accommodation sector. They provide a benchmark of excellence and inspiration to other bed and breakfast hosts along with showcasing the best of New Zealand hospitality within the B&B accommodation sector.The Bed & Breakfast Association Award programme is made up of three Awards – Supreme B&B Business of the Year, Emerging B&B Business of the Year (open to those who have been operating two years or less), and B&B Host of the Year.The winner of 2018 Emerging B&B Business of the Year Award Winner is Accent House, Sharon and John Corbett, Nelson.2018 B&B Host of the Year Award Winners are Rive Gauche, Lynne Fauchelle and Jim Veitch, Taupo.“Judging the awards programme was extremely difficult due to the very high calibre of entrants in all categories,” says Ms Jenkins.The programme is judged by Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s Chief Executive Chris Roberts, Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand’s President Rayma Jenkins, and Vice President Liz Webster.For further information contact:Rayma Jenkinst: +64 6 834 2090e: firstname.lastname@example.org: bandbassociation.co.nzThe Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand represents and promotes home-hosted bed and breakfasts throughout the country – including homestays, farmstays, boutique, heritage and luxury accommodation. All members of the Association are rigorously assessed ensuring travellers can book their accommodation with confidence
August 15, 2019
September 4, 2016 651 Views Federal Reserve Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee 2016-09-04 Seth Welborn After taking the month of August off, Congress is back in session this week with a hearing in a House Financial Services Committee subcommittee to examine the economic health of Federal Reserve Districts.A hearing titled “Federal Reserve Districts: Governance, Monetary Policy, and Economic Performance” in the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee will kick off on Wednesday, September 7, at 10 a.m. Eastern. Witnesses at the hearing will be Esther L. George, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Robert G. Jones, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Old National BanCorp; Dr. Jeffrey M. Lacker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; and The Honorable William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO and Professor, Department of Economics, Howard University.According to the Committee Memorandum, “The hearing will examine the governance of the Federal Reserve Banks, and how it relates to the conduct of monetary policy and ultimately economic performance. The Federal Reserve System consists of a Board of Governors and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks. Each Reserve Bank is responsible for a particular geographic area of the United States, and each one has its own board of nine directors. The Reserve Banks are responsible for a variety of functions, including operating a nationwide payments system, distributing the nation’s currency and coins, and, with authorization from the Board of Governors, provide financial assistance to solvent borrowers that could not secure adequate credit accommodations from other banking institutions.”Labor Market Conditions for August 2016, Federal Reserve—Wednesday, September 7, 10 a.m. ESTThe Fed is scheduled to release its labor market conditions index because of a dual mandate from Congress. This index is reported to go beyond looking at the unemployment rate and payroll jobs gains to provide a broad view of the labor market that the Fed watches for one of the two mandates, healthy job growth and low and stable inflation. This index at times can affect Fed policy, according to Bloomberg.The labor market conditions index summarizes a wide range of labor market indicators and Bloomberg notes that The Fed not only creates this index but also watches it for interpreting the health of the labor market.The labor market conditions index is by definition an index, meaning higher index numbers are positives and vice versa. The report focuses on the change in the index how strong a plus change or a negative change. A plus indicates improving labor market conditions. But there is extreme detail with 19 components. Subcomponent detail can be important says Bloomberg, depending on how many components are positive versus those that are negative. A key feature of this report is that it pulls together many labor market indicators into one place.The Fed will release this month’s index on Tuesday, September 6, at 10 a.m. Eastern.This week’s scheduleMonday, September 5, 2016Labor DayTuesday, September 6Black Knight Financial Services Mortgage Monitor for July 2016Labor Market Conditions for August 2016, Federal Reserve, 10 a.m. ESTWednesday, September 7Hearing entitled “Federal Reserve Districts: Governance, Monetary Policy, and Economic Performance,” House Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, 10 a.m. ESTSunday, September 11 through Tuesday, September 1313th Annual Five Star Conference and Expo, Dallas, Texas in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Share The Week Ahead: Congress is Back in Session
August 15, 2019
July 25, 2017 697 Views A long-standing member of the mortgage industry could be making the jump into politics if all goes according to plan, according to a recent press release.Kevin Stitt, Founder of CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group, which was founded in 2000, spoke of his intention to run for the Governorship of Oklahoma in 2018.“I am excited to announce my candidacy for the office of the Governor of Oklahoma. I’m not a politician, but I feel I have the qualifications and leadership skills to bring Oklahoma to the top, where we should be,” stated Stitt. “This campaign is about growth. I built my business; now I want to grow our economy and give teachers the tools they need to make our schools and children successful. Our state’s problems are too large to ignore. I’m running for governor because I believe we need new leadership to turn our state around.”Gateway Mortgage is one of the largest privately held mortgage companies in the U.S., employing more than 1,100 people and servicing mortgages across 40 states.“I can bring the unique ideas we use at Gateway and apply them at the state level to fix our budget, grow our economy and improve education. For 17 years, I have worked tirelessly to grow and strengthen not only the lives of families at Gateway but also the families of our customers. Now I want to do the same for the citizens of Oklahoma,” said Stitt. “I have traveled the country and see the momentum other states are getting, and I know Oklahoma can do better. I want to see Oklahoma grow and prosper. As a person who has built a business, I think I can lead the state by improving our education system and helping businesses create jobs.”Stitt is a lifelong Oklahoman, having grown up in Norman and attended college in Stillwater.“Over the next year, I am going be traveling the state so I can talk to and learn from Oklahomans from all walks of life. I want to hear their thoughts on education and economic development. Oklahomans will see I am the only candidate in this race who has the business experience to make the necessary changes so Oklahoma can be number one.” Kevin Stitt of Gateway Mortgage Group to Enter Race for Oklahoma Governor in Government, Headlines, News, Origination, Servicing Oklahoma Politics 2017-07-25 Joey Pizzolato Share