Samoa’s golden girls go for glory at home

first_imgOf the team that won gold last year, ten players return to this year’s squad for the tournament in Apia.This includes captain Regina Lili’I and current Samoa Cricket development manager and vice-captain, Perelini Mulitalo, who will play in her fifth regional women’s qualifier.The team will also feature several new faces including Faamitai Anitoni, Velder Levaula and Filimaua Malo while Letelesa Autagavia returns to the team for the first time since 2012.Several players from the squad joined New Zealand club teams last season, providing them with excellent preparation in the lead up to the tournament.Two players, Matile Uliao and Lagi Otila Tele’a, also played in the East Asia-Pacific women’s team who won the inaugural Australian Country Cricket Championships in early 2016. Uliao made headlines at the tournament after she took a hat-trick in the EAP’s match against Northern Territory and will be a key bowler again for the Samoan team this tournament.Captain Lili’I knows that all these opportunities will be invaluable for the team this time around. She believes that “every opportunity we get to play cricket, either individually or as a team, helps us to improve and play better quality cricket”.And the expectations from Lili’I of her team are high: “Obviously winning the gold medal was an amazing effort from the girls last year. But now we need to back that up with even better cricket at this tournament because there’s a World Cup Qualifier position at stake.”Samoa will also have a new coach after Ian West stepped down from coaching the team. Sunshine Coast-based coach Brad Murphy has been brought in to fill the role with Taitoe Kaisala as his assistant coach.The 2016 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific begins in Apia, Samoa, on July 15 and will feature teams from Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Japan. The tournament is a double round robin with the team who finishes on top of the table progressing to the Global Qualifier for the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.last_img read more

Imricor to present results from MRIguided cardiac ablation study at Heart Rhythm

first_imgMay 9 2018Imricor Medical Systems announced today that the results from the clinical study to evaluate Imricor’s Vision-MRTM Ablation Catheter for the treatment of atrial flutter under real-time MRI guidance will be presented this week at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) conference in Boston. Philipp Sommer MD will present the study results on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 am ET at the Boston Convention Center during the Magnetic Resonance-Guided Electrophysiological Interventions session.The single-center study enrolled 35 patients and was sponsored by the University of Leipzig Heart Center in Leipzig, Germany. Professor Gerhard Hindricks MD, Head of the Department of Electrophysiology at the Helios Leipzig Heart Center, was the principal investigator. Results from the study will be submitted to support the CE mark approval process for the Vision-MR Ablation Catheter. Publication of study results to follow later this spring.Imricor’s Vision-MR Ablation Catheter, when used with the Advantage-MRTM EP Recorder/Stimulator System, allows physicians to perform cardiac ablations under MRI guidance, offering a radiation free environment for patients and physicians. Intraprocedural MR imaging allows for real-time soft tissue imaging of the cardiac anatomy and substrate. This has the potential to improve first-time success rates of ablation procedures by providing lesion visualization and verification. In addition, real-time assessment of the cardiac substrate has the potential to allow physicians to deliver individualized ablation strategies.To learn more about the study and Imricor’s devices for real time MRI-guided ablations, visit us at HRS 2018 at booth 242.Source: http://imricor.com/last_img read more