Hardcore woman Maoist surrenders

first_imgAnother hardcore Maoist carrying ₹1 lakh reward on her head surrendered in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Thursday.Nayan Khilo (19), hailing from Sanyasiguda village under Chitrakonda police station, surrendered before Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena.She was a member of Gumma area committee under Malkangiri division of outlawed CPI(Maoist). She had joined the organisation in 2016 and had several cases of Maoist violence pending against her. The Odisha government had declared ₹1 lakh reward for her capture.Heightened securityAfter her surrender, Nayan Khilo said that the recently inaugurated Gurupriya Bridge was a major reason behind her decision to leave the Maoist organisation. According to her, increased presence of security personnel in the erstwhile cut-off areas of Balimela reservoir after the inception of the Gurupriya Bridge had affected the morale of the Maoists operating in the region. She said she had also realised the futility of violent activities of the Maoists. She criticised the activities of Maoist leaders like Dhananjay Gope, who, according to her, were “cold-blooded brutal killers”.The Malkangiri SP said Nayan Khilo would be rehabilitated as per the schemes of the Odisha government for surrendering rebels.Maoists’ nemesisThe Gurupriya Bridge has been troubling the Maoists operating in the region that had remained cut off from mainland Odisha due to the Balimela reservoir. On July 29, a Maoist couple from the area surrendered before the police citing the increased presence of security forces in the region. The surrendered Maoists — Waga Urmani and his wife Mude Madhi — were carrying ₹5 lakh reward on their head [₹4 lakh for Urmani, ₹1 lakh for Madhi]. Both of them were active members of Andhra-Odisha border military platoon of CPI (Maoist).last_img read more

Rodel Mayol sees KO win for Jerwin Ancajas

first_imgFormer boxing world champion Rodel Mayol, right, with Asian Games gold medalist Roberto Jalnaiz. Photo by Roy Luarca/INQUIRERCorpus Christi, Texas—Tapped for their extensive ring experience and street smarts, Rodel Mayol and Roberto Jalnaiz are providing invaluable help to Team Ancajas here.Mayol, the World Boxing Council light flyweight champion from 2009-2011, takes care of Jerwin Ancajas’ nutritional needs.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jalnaiz, the 1992 Beijing Asian Games bantamweight gold medalist and two-time Olympian, assists chief trainer Joven Jimenez in keeping Ancajas’ body in tiptop shape and gives suggestions relative to the title duel on Saturday night.Mayol and Jalnaiz were regulars in the US training camps of Manny Pacquiao, who charts Ancajas’ career by way of his MP Promotions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThey were simply glad to lend a hand to Team Ancajas, which also includes unbeaten pro prospect Mark Anthony Barriga (8-0), former national boxer Delfin Boholst, Filipino-Australian cutman Todd Makelim  and MP Promotions’ Joe Ramos and Sean Gibbons.After watching Ancajas’ workouts and viewing some clips of Israel Gonzalez’s fights, Mayol and Jalnaiz were convinced that the top Filipino hope to step up when Pacquiao retires will come out victorious. LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Mayol predicted that Gonzalez will be knocked out either in the sixth or seventh round.“The Mexican is strong and will likely go inside, but Ancajas will be ready for that and eventually will control the fight,” said Mayol, trainer of power puncher Romero Duno, who earned plaudits with his first round demolition of Mexican Yardley Suarez at The Forum in Inglewood, California, last month.For his part, Jalnaiz said Ancajas is benefiting from his remarkable amateur career as former Palarong Pambansa champion and National Youth Games gold medalist.“His (Ancajas) footwork is good and his fighting stance refined,” said Jalnaiz, who left the fight game at 24. “His hands are fast and he doesn’t throw wild punches.“If one solid punch or his combination gets through, then Gonzalez will be in deep trouble.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Victims’ dad apologizes after lunging at Nassar in courtroom 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Jalnaiz, who oversaw Ancajas’ weight reduction in this coastal city, featuring the old school sauna, ice and calamansi spit out session, said the southpaw’s punches will even be harder and snappier on fight night. View commentslast_img read more

Sports Wrap: Virat Kohli reveals RCB strategy on foreign players, Neymar set to make big bucks

first_imgRCB’s first priority is to reach play-offs stage: Virat Kohli Royal Challenges Bangalore would first like to reach the IPL 9 play-offs stage on its own strength and strive for the title subsequently, skipper Virat Kohli said.IPL 2016: Batting heavy RCB start campaign against Sunrisers Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore would like to launch their IPL 9 campaign on a winning note when they meet Sunrisers Hyderabad today in Bengaluru.Sanath Jayasuriya set to return as Sri Lanka chief selector Sri Lanka Cricket will hand Sanath Jayasuriya a second tenure as chief selector after the former opener stepped down from the post a little over a year ago.Neymar’s mega deal at Barcelona leaked Brazilian football star Neymar stands to make at least 45.9 million euros ($52 million) while at the Camp Nou.Formula One approves qualifying change Formula One’s governing body formally approved a decision to ditch its new qualifying format and revert to last year’s version from this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.last_img read more

55.28 pc votes cast till 1 PM in West Bengal

first_imgKolkata, Apr 17 (PTI) Amid reports of sporadic violence, over 55 per cent of votes were cast till 1 PM for election to 56 Assembly constituencies in the second phase of polling in West Bengal today.Overall, 55.28 per cent voters exercised their franchise during the first four hours in six districts of north Bengal and Birbhum in south Bengal.Controversial Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mandal, who has been put under 24/7 surveillance by the Election Commission, stoked another controversy when he went to vote sporting a batch of party symbol on his shirt.”I didnt realise it. But the presiding officer could have stopped me from going like this,” Mandal, Birbhum district president of the party, said later.The Congress lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the alleged violation of the model code of conduct by him.Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, who was in Kolkata today, alleged that booth-capturing and false voting continued in the state.”Despite the presence of central forces, there is a bhoot (ghost) in the booths,” he said.In Malda, a clash between CPI(M) and TMC supporters took place in front of a booth in the Englishbazar Assembly seat in which two persons, including the TMC polling agent, were injured, the police said.Trouble began when the TMC polling agent protested against alleged booth jamming by CPI(M). The two sides clashed with lathis outside the booth with the central forces finding it difficult to control them, polling officials said.TMC agent Anup Sarkar was injured and admitted to Malda Medical College and Hospital.advertisementPolling was stalled for 45 minutes and later began as additional central forces were rushed to the area to control the situation.TMC polling agent Asraful Hossain was beaten up at a booth in Chanchol constituency in Malda district allegedly by Chanchol ex-pradhan Maqbul Hossain of Congress, polling officials said.As a result, polling was temporarily stalled.Hossain has since been arrested, the police said.Earlier in the morning, a clash between BJP and TMC workers left eight persons injured in Dumrut village of Birbhum at around 6 AM before polling began, an EC report said.Three persons were later arrested by the police.TMC candidate from Siliguri Assembly constituency Baichung Bhutia complained of bogus votes being cast at Sriguru Vidayapith booth and a complaint has been registered with the EC.The first phase of polling in West Bengal was held in two parts on April 4 and 11. PTI NIK CORR MD SMN SMNlast_img read more

With eye on UP polls, BJP national executive meet begins in Allahabad: 10 things to know

first_imgWith an eye on Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017, the BJP National Executive meet has begun in Allahabad today. The two-day meet will attended by PM Narendra Modi and party president President Amit Shah.Senior members of the Union Cabinet, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and members of Parliament will also take part in the meet. Here are 10 things to know about itThe party will discuss the achievements of the Modi government and the government’s welfare initiatives like ‘Jan Dhan’ accounts, farm insurance, cheap medical stores, LPG for poor households and better governance.The Allahabad meet will see a sharp attack on the SP government for poor governance, including deteriorating law and order, in UP.This is for the first time BJP is holding its National Executive in Allahabad.While there are going to be 3 resolutions , Political, Economical and one related to foreign affairs, all eyes will be on the political session which will deal with elections in 5 states including Uttar Pradesh.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah will together inaugurate the meeting of executives.Modi will address the meeting’s concluding session on Monday. Later, he will also address a public rally at the Parade Ground.Elaborate security arrangements are in place in the city in view of BJP’s two-day national executive meeting.The elite Special Protection Group (SPG), responsible for the Prime Minister’s security, arrived in Allahabad on Thursday and has been busy reviewing security arrangements at the Kayastha Pathshala sports ground where the meeting will be held under a gigantic air-conditioned marquee, and the Parade Ground near the holy Sangam where a public rally will be held on Monday.Speculations are rife on whether BJP will decide on a CM candidate for the polls after the meeting.Ahead of BJP’s national executive meeting, rival parties have announced plans for protests in the city though AAP has been denied permission for it, prompting it to move high court. Congress said it will observe 12 June, the day of commencement of the Prime Minister’s visit, as ‘Pol Khol Diwas’ (Day of Expose) while its youth wing has announced a city bandh on Sunday. advertisementlast_img read more

WATCH: Loftus-Cheek delivers hat-trick in Europa League

first_imgIt took Ruben Loftus-Cheek eight minutes to equal his goal output for his Chelsea career. It took him 53 minutes to surpass it.The England international stepped up to deliver a hat-trick in the Blues’ 3-1 Europa League victory with Belorussian side BATE on Thursday, and in the process more than doubled his goal output for the club.Loftus-Cheek has long struggled to find a place with Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and now Maurizio Sarri despite tantalising potential. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Coming into the season, the midfielder had played in just 22 Premier League games with the Blues and started only six of them. In total, he had just two goals for Chelsea in his time there.A move to Crystal Palace last season proved massive for Loftus-Cheek’s career, at least internationally, as his performance with the Londoners proved enough to earn him a spot on England’s World Cup roster.But despite his success for Palace and the Three Lions, Sarri had not shown much love for Loftus-Cheek, the midfielder having seen just 33 minutes in the league this season and been relegated to Carabao Cup and Europa League duty.Ruben Loftus-Cheek fires Chelsea in front after just two minutes!Another young England star making an impact in Europe 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/0ioqPkemmx— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 25, 2018Well, that was quick for Chelsea. Ruben Loftus-Cheek scores 2 minutes in 🔥Watch on #BRLive: https://t.co/Z07a1kEf88 pic.twitter.com/vcs1H9yRkX— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) October 25, 2018However, after his performance against BATE, the Italian manager might be rethinking his role.It took only a couple of minutes for Loftus-Cheek to score his first of the game, and season, when he latched onto a low cross by David Zappacosta and slid it into the back of the net.And while he had managed just two goals in his previous 35 with Chelsea, he matched that total in just eight minutes after managing to get onto a corner and poke it home despite being held by a defender to double Chelsea’s advantage.Loftus-Cheek’s night would get even better in the second half with his best effort of the evening as the midfielder ripped a low drive from just outside the area which gave him a hat-trick and Chelsea a 3-0 lead.⚽️⚽️⚽️Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts and finishes the move to complete a memorable hat-trick 👏🦁🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/yK0p8AElLt— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 25, 2018And there it is. Ruben Loftus-Cheek completes his first hat trick for Chelsea 🎊Watch the 2nd half on #BRLive: https://t.co/Z07a1kEf88 pic.twitter.com/XdsgMMHuI6— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) October 25, 2018It was the first hat-trick for an English player in the Europa League since Harry Kane managed it four years ago against Asteras Tripolis.It was also the first Chelsea hat-trick in Europe since Didier Drogba in 2006, and the first English Chelsea player to do so for the Blues since Peter Osgood and Tommy Baldwin scored five and three goals respectively in the 1971 Cup Winners Cup.The three goals on the evening came one short of matching his career output to date, as he had scored twice for Palace in addition to the pair he’d previously scored with the Blues.Loftus-Cheek will have an opportunity to get his first Premier League start of the season when the Blues face Burnley this weekend.However, if he doesn’t make the XI for that clash, it seems likely he’ll receive another chance to impress against Derby County in the Carabao Cup midweek.last_img read more

Teledyne LeCroy: WavePro HD oscilloscopes capture every detail up to 8 GHz

first_img Continue Reading Previous Cadence: analog IC design-for-reliability solutionNext SEGGER: IoT toolkit to access cloud based services Teledyne LeCroy announced the WavePro HD high-definition oscilloscopes, which combine for the first time HD4096 12-bit technology and 8 GHz bandwidth for low noise and pristine signal fidelity. With a maximum of 5 Gpoints of fast, responsive, and easily navigable acquisition memory, also an industry first, WavePro HD oscilloscopes also acquire extremely fine waveform details over long periods of time. A deep, powerful toolset quickly exposes underlying system behaviors. WavePro HD 12-bit oscilloscopes uniquely support engineers in developing smaller, faster, and lower-power mobile and handheld devices; high-speed, deeply-embedded computing systems; and datacenter technologies. All of these are characterized by analog sensor inputs, sensitive power-distribution networks (PDNs) with very low-voltage power rails, and high-speed CPUs and serial-data interfaces. This requires an oscilloscope with a unique combination of high resolution, low noise, high bandwidth, and very long capture times at high sample rates to facilitate comprehensive system debugging.All WavePro HD oscilloscopes feature a large 15.6”, 1900 x 1080-pixel capacitive touch screen and Teledyne LeCroy’s powerful MAUI with OneTouch user interface for intuitive, efficient operation. The instruments come in four models with bandwidths from 2.5 GHz to 8 GHz, all featuring sample rates up to 20 GS/s.20 GS/s.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Mountain Khakis

first_img 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt The Best Men’s Work Pants for Getting Down to Business With an unseasonally cool summer behind us, it may seem depressing to think about the possibility of a colder fall and winter (thanks for nothing, El Nino). However, we’ve still got to enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather before the crush of snow and ice begins again. Your old t-shirt and flip flops may do fine in June and July, but if you’re planning on some trail time this fall, you’ll need some sturdy – and fashionable – clothes for living the real mountain life.The team at Jackson Wyoming based Mountain Khakis know a thing or two about designing apparel that not only can stand up to a few seasons of abuse on the trails, but looks good in the office and around town too. An added bonus is that you won’t have to live in the typical “bro flannel” to claim some authentic above-the-treeline style. We got a sneak peek at the Fall ’14 line up that just launched, and it is perfect addition for any man looking to add a little rugged Americana to his closet.The all new Yak Shirt is made from a blend of organic cotton, hemp, and real yak wool. We know what you’re thinking. No it doesn’t smell like a stinky Himalayan Yak. Yes, it actually feels softer than merino, and has the same anti-odor and temperature regulating properties. We recommend pairing it with the Stagecoach Vest, especially if your Saturday morning includes loading your dogs into the truck for a long hike.For a little more nostalgic look, the Ranch Shearling Jacket is the perfect throwback. The classic silhouette is complimented by a cotton/spandex canvas outerlayer, and a luxurious, wicking liner that provides insulation and will keep you dry and comfortable all season long. Throw it on over a pair of the Camber 107 work pants, and you’ll fit right in tossing hay bales in the barn, or kicking off a weekend bar crawl.Not everyone is lucky enough to spend the fall in the Front Range or the Tetons. No matter where you call home though, the mountains are calling for a few last golden weeks of summer and fall. Skip the suit and pick up some new Mountain Khakis this fall and feel what living the mountain life is all about. 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Editors’ Recommendations What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haullast_img read more

Peel Ports Group Snaps Up Great Yarmouth Port Company

first_imgzoom One of the UK’s largest port groups Peel Ports Group is reported to have acquired Great Yarmouth Port Company Limited from International Port Holdings. The value of the deal is said to be GBP 50 million (USD 74.9 million), local media report.International Port Holdings decided to sell its stake in Great Yarmouth after eight years of running the port.The port specializes in providing services to the offshore oil and gas industry, but also caters for the needs of the offshore wind industry and ships transporting bulk and general cargoes.In its last annual accounts, it reported revenue of GBP 10.9 million and an operating profit of GBP 4.5. million.According to Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive of Peel Ports, the expansion will target among other things decommissioning of gas rigs located in the southern part of the North Sea.“The acquisition is fully aligned with our aspirations and strengthens Peel ports as a leading UK Ports Group,” he added.Privately-owned Peel Ports Group is the second largest port group in the UK, handling over 70 million tonnes of cargo per year and has 15% of the UK’s total port traffic moving through its waters. The group owns  which also owns Liverpool and Glasgow docks.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Workplace safety officers continue investigation into deaths of three people

first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta Occupational Health & Safety says officers are still investigating the scene of a workplace accident that killed three men in an industrial area just south of Edmonton.Police, firefighters and emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to a call at Millennium Cryogenic Technologies in Leduc.Alberta Labour spokesman Trent Bancarz says officials from OHS attended the site around 2:30 p.m. Thursday and are still working to determine what happened.He wouldn’t release or confirm any details.The company’s website says it is an oil field equipment supplier that manufactures cryogenic equipment and does cryogenic separation, cryogenic shot blasting and cryogenic pipe freezing.No one from the company has responded to requests for comment.Bancarz said they have been in contact with the company and the owner of the building. It is not known whether the three men all worked for the company.“The investigation will continue,” he said Friday. “The investigation determines what steps might be taken next, but it’s still very early on.“We just have to let the investigation take its course.”No names have been released.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

AP FACT CHECK Trump myths on dipping oil prices cold snaps

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is wrong when he suggests global warming can’t be happening if it’s really cold outside.He points to a “brutal and extended cold blast” in the Eastern U.S. during Thanksgiving week and wonders aloud to his Twitter followers, “Whatever happened to Global Warming?” In fact, he is confusing short-term weather patterns with longer-term climate change. A scientific report put out Friday by his own administration rejects as folly any notion that a particular plunge in temperatures can cast doubt on whether Earth is warming.Explaining his decision not to punish Saudi Arabia for the killing of a U.S.-based journalist, Trump also exaggerates the value of Saudi investments in the U.S. and expresses thanks to the kingdom — then himself — for spurring a recent decline in oil prices. Those claims are off the mark.A look at his recent rhetoric, also covering the courts, midterm elections and more.OIL PRICESTRUMP: “So great that oil prices are falling (thank you President T). Add that, which is like a big Tax Cut, to our other good Economic news. Inflation down (are you listening Fed)!” — tweet Sunday.TRUMP: “Oil prices getting lower. Great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy! $54, was just $82. Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!” — tweet Wednesday.THE FACTS: Heaping praise on Saudi Arabia, then himself, for lower oil prices is a gross oversimplification. Oil prices, which peaked Oct. 3, have been falling on the realization that U.S. sanctions against Iran would not create a shortage and on fear that slower economic growth internationally will depress energy demand.Although the U.S. is now the world’s biggest oil producer, Saudi Arabia remains the biggest exporter. As a so-called swing producer with the ability to adjust production up or down relatively quickly, it can indeed influence the price of crude. But the market is far more complex than Trump suggests. Canada is actually the leading source of U.S. oil imports, for example, with Saudi Arabia second.___CLIMATETRUMP: “This is the coldest weather in the history of the Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC, and one of the coldest Thanksgivings on record!” — tweet Thursday.TRUMP: “Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?” — tweet Wednesday.THE FACTS: Trump is conflating weather and climate. Weather is like mood, which changes daily. Climate is like personality, which is long term.The climate is warming, which still allows for record cold spells.On Friday, the White House produced the National Climate Assessment by scientists from 13 Trump administration agencies and outside scientists. It amounted to a slap in the face for those who question whether climate is changing.“Climate change is transforming where and how we live and presents growing challenges to human health and quality of life, the economy, and the natural systems that support us,” the report says. It details how global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas is hurting each region of U.S. and different sectors of the economy. The report said the last few years have smashed U.S. records for damaging weather, already costing nearly $400 billion since 2015, and projects increased deaths and disease.The White House report swept aside the idea, already discredited, that a particular plunge in temperatures can cast uncertainty on whether Earth is warming. It says more than 90 per cent of current warming is caused by humans: “There are no credible alternative human or natural explanations supported by the observational evidence.”“Over shorter timescales and smaller geographic regions, the influence of natural variability can be larger than the influence of human activity,” the report says. “Over climate timescales of multiple decades, however, global temperature continues to steadily increase.”In other words, there are cold days in a warming climate.___THE COURTSTRUMP: “Justice Roberts can say what he wants, but the 9th Circuit is a complete & total disaster. It is out of control, has a horrible reputation, is overturned more than any Circuit in the Country, 79%, & is used to get an almost guaranteed result.” — tweet Thursday.TRUMP: “It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an “independent judiciary,” but if it is why … are so are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned. Please study the numbers, they are shocking.” — tweets Wednesday.THE FACTS: He’s incorrect in suggesting that rulings by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco are reversed by the Supreme Court more frequently than those of any other federal appeals court. His description of the “shocking” number of overturned cases in the 9th Circuit belies the nature of the appeals system.When the Supreme Court hears a case, it is more likely to overturn it than not. It does so about two-thirds of the time.In the last term, the Supreme Court overturned 100 per cent of the decisions of the 1st Circuit in Boston, the 3rd Circuit in Philadelphia and the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati. For the 9th Circuit, 86 per cent were overturned.Over the past five years, the Supreme Court overturned a greater percentage of rulings from the 3rd Circuit (92.3 per cent), the 6th Circuit (85.1 per cent) and the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit (81.8 per cent) than from the 9th (77.4 per cent), according to The Associated Press’ analysis of statistics from the legal website Scotusblog.The 9th is by far the largest of the 13 federal courts of appeals, covering Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. That means that in raw numbers, more cases are heard and reversed from the 9th year in and year out. But that does not make it the most frequently overturned.On Monday, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, who’d been nominated by Democratic President Barack Obama, temporarily barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. That set off Trump’s ire. Any appeal is likely to go to the 9th Circuit.Trump’s tweets took issue with an unusual rebuke from the U.S. chief justice, John Roberts. Roberts spoke up for the independence of the judiciary after Trump branded Tigar an “Obama judge” and said “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.”___THE ELECTIONTRUMP, on his impact on the midterm elections: “Look at Florida. I went down to Florida. Rick Scott won and he won by a lot. I don’t know what happened to all those votes that disappeared at the very end. And if I didn’t put a spotlight on that election before it got down to the 12,500 votes, he would’ve lost that election, OK? … They would have taken that election away from him.” — interview with “Fox News Sunday,” broadcast on Nov. 18.THE FACTS: Trump is exaggerating the vote margin of Scott’s victory in Florida’s Senate race as being “a lot.” He’s also suggesting without evidence that his own efforts prevented Democrats from engaging in voter fraud.Scott, Florida’s Republican governor, edged out Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in the closest Senate race in the nation in the midterm elections — by a margin of 10,033 votes, or 0.12 percentage points. It also was the closest Senate race in Florida since at least 1978, according to the Florida’s Division of Elections website. It required two recounts — by machine and by hand — as mandated by state law due to the razor-thin margins.Trump asserts without evidence that the attention he brought to the Senate race prevented Democrats from “taking” that election from Scott, hinting at voter fraud by suggesting votes “disappeared at the very end.”Despite Trump’s repeated claims after the Nov. 6 election of Florida races being potentially “stolen,” the state agencies charged with investigating potential fraud have said no credible allegations exist. It’s not uncommon for vote tallies to change in the days after Election Day as local officials process remaining mailed and provisional ballots. In Florida, Scott saw some of his lead dwindle after the Democratic strongholds of Palm Beach and Broward counties continued to count votes.___SAUDI ARABIATRUMP: “After my heavily negotiated trip to Saudi Arabia last year, the Kingdom agreed to spend and invest $450 billion in the United States. This is a record amount of money. It will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, tremendous economic development, and much additional wealth for the United States. Of the $450 billion, $110 billion will be spent on the purchase of military equipment from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and many other great U.S. defence contractors. If we foolishly cancel these contracts, Russia and China would be the enormous beneficiaries — and very happy to acquire all of this newfound business.” — statement Tuesday.THE FACTS: He’s greatly overstating the value of expected Saudi investments in the U.S.The arms package, partly negotiated under the Obama administration, mixes old deals, some new business and prospective purchases that have not been worked out.The Pentagon said last month that Saudi Arabia had signed “letters of offer and acceptance” for only $14.5 billion in military purchases and confirmed Tuesday that nothing further has reached that stage.Those letters, issued after the U.S. government approves a proposed arms sale, specify its terms. Much of that $14.5 billion involves a missile defence system, a contract that appears to have advanced more than other significant investments but not been completed.Moreover, the State Department estimated last year that if the full $110 billion in prospective arms business is fulfilled, it could end up “potentially supporting tens of thousands of new jobs in the United States.” That’s a far cry from the 500,000 to 600,000 jobs that Trump has said the arms deal is worth.Details of the package have been sketchy, with no public breakdown of exactly what was being offered for sale and for how much. The government’s Congressional Research Service has described the package as a combination of sales that were proposed by President Barack Obama and discussed with Congress and new sales still being developed.Meanwhile, there has been no verification from either country that “the Kingdom agreed to spend and invest $450 billion in the United States,” as Trump put it in his statement. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters did not respond to a request to explain the figure.___TRUMP: “Saudi Arabia would gladly withdraw from Yemen if the Iranians would agree to leave. They would immediately provide desperately needed humanitarian assistance.” — statement Tuesday.THE FACTS: This seemingly benign view of Saudi intentions in Yemen does not square with reality on the ground. A Saudi-led blockade is at least partly responsible for widespread starvation in a country where three quarters of the population needs life-saving assistance. It’s the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The U.S. has scaled back support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iranian-backed rebels and is pressing for a cease-fire.The international aid group Save the Children estimated Wednesday that 85,000 Yemeni children younger than 5 have died of hunger and disease since civil war broke out in 2015. The United Nations says more than 1.3 million Yemeni children have suffered from severe acute malnutrition since the coalition went to war against Houthi rebels.___9-11TRUMP: “Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did. I pointed him out in my book just BEFORE the attack on the World Trade Center. President Clinton famously missed his shot. We paid Pakistan Billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there. Fools!” — tweet Nov. 19.THE FACTS: There was nothing original or clairvoyant in the reference to bin Laden in Trump’s 2000 book. As part of his criticism of what he considered Bill Clinton’s haphazard approach to U.S. security as president, his book stated: “One day we’re told that a shadowy figure with no fixed address named Osama bin Laden is public enemy Number One, and U.S. jetfighters lay waste to his camp in Afghanistan. He escapes back under some rock, and a few news cycles later it’s on to a new enemy and new crisis.”Trump’s book did not call for further U.S. action against bin Laden or al-Qaida to follow up on attacks Clinton ordered in 1998 in Afghanistan and Sudan after al-Qaida bombed the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The U.S. attacks were meant to disrupt bin Laden’s network and destroy some of al-Qaida’s infrastructure, such as a factory in Sudan associated with the production of a nerve gas ingredient. They “missed” in the sense that bin Laden was not killed in them, and al-Qaida was able to pull off 9-11 three years later.In passages on terrorism, Trump’s book correctly predicted that the U.S. was at risk of a terrorist attack that would make the 1993 World Trade Center bombing pale by comparison. That was a widespread concern at the time, as Trump suggested in stating “no sensible analyst rejects this possibility.” Trump did not explicitly tie that threat to al-Qaida and thought an attack might come through the use of a miniaturized weapon of mass destruction, like a nuclear device in a suitcase or anthrax.___Associated Press writers Seth Borenstein, Robert Burns and Josh Boak in Washington, Jill Colvin in Palm Beach, Fla., and David Koenig in Dallas contributed to this report.___Find AP Fact Checks at http://apne.ws/2kbx8bdFollow @APFactCheck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/APFactCheckEDITOR’S NOTE _ A look at the veracity of claims by political figuresCalvin Woodward And Hope Yen, The Associated Presslast_img read more

WatchNo personal budget Make writing one a resolution for the new year

OTTAWA — If you don’t have a budget, then financial planners want you to add another thing to your list of new year’s resolutions.Credit counsellor Pamela George says budgeting is important no matter what your income.“I think it is even more important for a bigger salary to have a budget because you need to account for it and you need to understand that $200,000 can finish as fast as $12,000,” said George, who works for the Credit Counselling Society in Ottawa.Start with your paycheque. You need to know how much you are bringing in each month. Then list your mandatory expenses that you can’t really change, such as rent or mortgage payments, utilities, car payments, insurance and debts.George also includes savings and putting money aside for an emergency fund if you don’t already have one in the mandatory category.“I take savings and put it under mandatory because it is mandatory that you save,” she said.Paying down debt remains top priority, but many Canadians making little headway, poll findsFive financial resolutions for 2016, and how to (really) make them happenThen comes your discretionary spending for whatever you might have left over. Things that you have some flexibility with when it comes to your plan. Entertainment, dining out, a gym membership.“These are all things you have a little more control over,” George said. “You can choose not to buy clothes one month. You can choose not to go to the movies.”Jane Rooney, financial literacy leader at the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, says tracking spending for a couple of weeks to find out how you’re actually spending money is important when building a budget.“The more formal strategy allows people to see clearly where the income is coming in and where the expenses are going,” she said.“Often people underplay where they’re spending the money.”You can choose not to buy clothes one month. You can choose not to go to the moviesThe FCAC offers several tools online to help plan a budget, including a comprehensive calculator, and helps detail how you spend your money.Household debt has flirted with record levels in relation to income, fuelled by low interest rates and a boom in the housing market.The importance of having a budget is especially important for those who have debt, especially bad debt like credit cards.“Knowing to pay as much as you can on a credit card bill as often as you can if you cannot pay the balance in full is a really important tip,” Rooney said.Having a budget doesn’t mean never buying a latte and a pastry on your way to work or always brown bagging your lunch.But it does mean understanding what those things cost and whether or not you can afford them.“There is a sense of freedom and a peace that I have because I work with a budget,” George said.“The consequences of not having a budget is debt.”The Canadian PressIllustration by Chloe Cushman, National Post read more

Steady start for car manufacturing as industry gearsup for strong year

Total127,550129,0491.2%127,550129,0491.2% Car manufacturingJan-12Jan-13% Change YTD-12YTD-13% Change UK commercial vehicle output – January 2013Commercial vehicle (CV) output fell 20.5% in the first month of year to 7,822 units.CV output for export fell 37.2% in January, while output for the domestic market grew 3.2%.More than half of January’s CV output was for the home market.“Manufacturing of commercial vehicles in the UK covers a diverse spectrum of vehicles from light panel vans to heavy trucks, as well as minibuses, double-deckers and luxury coaches,” said Mike Baunton, SMMT Interim Chief Executive. “UK registrations of trucks were strong through most of 2012, but dropped off in the final quarter impacting output. However, domestic demand for buses and coaches grew significantly through 2012 on the back of government incentives and a wider focus on public transport.” SMMT dataJan-12Jan-13% Change YTD-12YTD-13% Change Engine manufacturing231,525219,757-5.1%231,525219,757-5.1% CV manufacturingJan-12Jan-13% Change YTD-12YTD-13% Change Home83,70286,0112.8%83,70286,0112.8% Car manufacturing rose 1.2% in January to 129,049 units.Strong domestic demand saw output of cars built for the UK market rise 26.1%.Of all cars produced in January, 79.1% were exported.Independent analysts suggest that UK car manufacturing could grow a third bigger by 2016 with output approaching two million vehicles each year.“UK car manufacturing grew modestly in January, up just 1.2% on the same period in 2012. Output is typically subdued in January as manufacturers extend holiday periods to upgrade plants and re-tool for new models,” said Mike Baunton, SMMT Interim Chief Executive. “Despite ongoing economic challenges, growing demand for UK-built products in emerging global markets coupled with major new investment is paving the way for a positive year for automotive manufacturing.” UK engine output – January 2013 UK engine production declined 5.1% in January to 219,757 units.UK manufacturers make some 2.5 million petrol and diesel engines each year.International vehicle manufacturers spend millions of pounds every year to design, develop and engineer powertrains in the UK. Click through to download the UK automotive manufacturing news release for January 2013.If you use these figures in online editorial, please reference www.smmt.co.uk/vehicle-data/ as the source.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Export106,190102,111-3.8%106,190102,111-3.8% Home21,36026,93826.1%21,36026,93826.1% Home4,0664,1963.2%4,0664,1963.2% Export5,7783,626-37.2%5,7783,626-37.2% Export147,823133,746-9.5%147,823133,746-9.5% Total9,8447,822-20.5%9,8447,822-20.5% Car output rolling year total – January 2013 read more

Best of 2017 coverage of Ohio State athletics

Urban Meyer raises the Cotton Bowl trophy following the end of game against the University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State is one of the most polarizing athletics programs in the country, which makes for some great coverage throughout a year. With 2017 closing, The Lantern compiled nine of the most significant stories or some of the best writing during the year.1) Self-reported NCAA violations prevent Ohio State from recruiting 5-star prospect Micah ParsonsMany who follow the Ohio State football team wondered why the Buckeyes stopped recruiting five-star defensive end prospect Micah Parsons. In documents obtained through a public records request, sports editor Colin Hass-Hill found that Ohio State self-imposed a ban on recruiting Parsons following NCAA infractions during the recruit’s official visit in September.The report garnered national attention with the early-signing period taking place the next day.2) Thad Matta out as Ohio State men’s basketball head coachThis was shocking news that dominated the college basketball news cycle for an entire week. Ohio State fired its winningest men’s basketball coach in school history on June 5, 2017 after 13 seasons. Despite four straight Sweet 16 berths and five Big Ten championships, Ohio State went in a new direction after two straight years of missing the NCAA Tournament.The Lantern published eight articles in the two days after the announcement relating to Matta’s firing.3) Ohio State hires Chris Holtmann as men’s basketball head coachThe coaching search ended with then-Butler head coach Chris Holtmann. Just four days after Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith addressed the media about Matta’s departure, Holtmann signed an eight-year deal to become Ohio State’s next head coach. The change in the basketball program was the biggest story in Ohio State athletics in 2017, and one of the largest college sports stories of the year.The Lantern published eight stories relating to the initial report of Holtmann’s hire and his press conference on June 12.4) Ohio State sweeps BYU, wins NCAA men’s volleyball championshipOSU men’s volleyball captains raise their second-consecutive national title trophy on Saturday at the NCAA national championship game. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThe most dominant program in 2017 at Ohio State was the men’s volleyball that ended its historic season with a national championship on its home floor in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes won in straight sets against BYU to win its second consecutive national championship. They also broke the school and conference record for most consecutive wins with 42. Ohio State ended the season 32-2.5) J.K. Dobbins emerging as potential standoutLooking back, this story predicted one of the biggest storylines of Ohio State’s football season. The article foretold the impact freshman running back J.K. Dobbins would have on the Buckeyes’ offense. Running back coach Tony Alford said in August that Dobbins understood the offense “faster than anybody I’ve ever been around in my 22 years.” Dobbins ended up breaking the school’s freshman rushing record with 1,403 and averaging more than 7 yards per carry.6) Hurricane Harvey impacting Houston-native Ohio State athletesHurricane Harvey and the damage it brought about was one of the country’s biggest stories in 2017 — and its impact extended into Ohio State’s athletic department. In this story, Lantern sports editors Colin Hass-Hill and Ed Sutelan explained how, speaking with four Buckeye athletes from the Houston area. The story shed light on the difficulties of witnessing personal tragedies from afar and illustrated that no matter how distant an event might seem, it is likely impacting people in our local community.7) Ohio State’s championship hopes fade away in loss to IowaUrban Meyer paces the sideline during the fourth quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBefore anyone could figure out how or why it happened, it was clear what Ohio State’s 55-24 meant: the Buckeyes were probably not going to the College Football Playoff for a second straight season. While hope resurfaced, especially after winning the Big Ten title, the 31-point road loss was a key reason — if not the reason — Ohio State found itself on the outside the top 4. In this story, Lantern assistant sports editor Ed Sutelan captures the significance of the loss — and why in the years to come, this game, perhaps more than the Penn State thriller or another Michigan victory, will stand out in any lookback at 2017. 8) Ohio State beat itself, then beat Penn StateWhile the loss to Iowa would tarnish some of the shine Ohio State acquired after knocking off then-No. 2 Penn State, Lantern sports editor Colin Hass-Hill skillfully demonstrates in this story just how resilient the Buckeyes were in overcoming self-inflicted wound after self-inflicted wound. It’s a terrific piece of writing on one of the season’s memorable and entertaining games. 9) Bo Jordan alters training regimen in hopes of staying healthyIn one of the sports sections’ best written stories this year, Lantern reporter Jeff Helfrich chronicles how redshirt senior wrestler Bo Jordan has altered his approach to training in order to avoid the injuries that have hindered him for four seasons so he can go out on top as a national champion. With Jordan boasting a 14-2 record through Dec. 17 and a No. 3 ranking in his weight class, so far, so good. read more

Time does not mend a broken heart as scientists find condition causes

first_img 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. In the majority of cases however, the left ventricle returns to normal over a few days, weeks or months. “Worryingly, these patients’ hearts appear to show a form of scarring, indicating that full recovery may take much longer, or indeed may not occur, with current care.”This highlights the need to urgently find new and more effective treatments for this devastating condition.”The team in Aberdeen used ultrasound and cardiac MRI scans to look at how their patients’ hearts were functioning.The results showed that the syndrome permanently affected the heart’s pumping motion and delayed the “wringing” motion made by the beating heart.The heart’s squeezing motion was also affected, and parts of the heart muscle suffered scarring, which affected its elasticity and prevented it from contracting properly.Dr Dana Dawson, reader in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Aberdeen, who led the research, said: “We used to think that people who suffered from takotsubo cardiomyopathy would fully recover, without medical intervention.”Here we’ve shown that this disease has much longer lasting damaging effects on the hearts of those who suffer from it.”Figures show that between three per cent and 17 per cent of sufferers die within five years of diagnosis. “This study has shown that in some patients who develop takotsubo syndrome, various aspects of heart function remain abnormal for up to four months afterwards,” said BHF associate medical director, Professor Metin Avkiran. Juliet could not live after finding lover Romeo deadCredit:Film Stills/Film Stills Queen Victoria was said to have neglected her children because her love for Prince Albert was so greatCredit:PA/PA Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from Film Romeo and Juliet center_img Songwriters, poets and novelists have long mused over whether time truly heals everything.Charles Dickens toyed over whether the bitter Miss Haversham would ever recover from being jilted at the altar, and for many historians, Queen Victoria’s black dress came to symbolise her irreparable suffering over Prince Albert’s death.But a new study has apparently put their agonising to bed and concluded that not even the clock can always mend a broken heart.A team of medical researchers from the University of Aberdeen have said that so-called “broken heart syndrome” can leave physical scars that never recover.British Heart Foundation-funded study followed 52 patients over four months, aged between 28 and 87, who suffered with what is officially known as takotsubo syndrome.The little-known condition was first coined in Japan in 1990 and named after the native word for an octopus pot, which has a unique shape that resembles a broken left ventricle.It is provoked when the heart muscle is suddenly “stunned”, causing the left ventricle to change shape, and is typically prompted by “intense emotional or physical stress”.It affects the heart’s ability to pump blood and, according to the BHF, there remains no known medical cure. Handout photo dated 1890 of Queen Victoria Around 3,000 people per year in the UK suffer from the rare syndrome, which mostly affects women. Clinicians will usually follow up with regular echocardiograms, and unless a patient has an underlying heart problem, no further treatment is necessary.The BHF says more research is needed to establish whether takotsubo cardiomyopathy can be passed down through family.Journalists speculated whether actress Debbie Reynolds’s death in December – one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame – was caused by a broken heart.Son Todd Fisher, however, said she just wanted to be with her daughter.The study is published today in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. Around 90 per cent are female and the stressful trigger – often associated with the sudden death of a loved one – is identified in around 70 per cent of cases.last_img read more

Missing Mozambican plane found in Namibia all 33 on board dead

first_imgPOLICE HAVE FOUND the burned wreckage of a Mozambican Airlines plane a day after it went missing in a remote area in northeastern Namibia, saying none of the 33 people aboard from several countries had survived.It is one of the worst accidents on record in Mozambique’s civil aviation history.“My team on the ground have found the wreckage. No survivors. The plane is totally burned,” Willie Bampton, a regional police coordinator in Namibia’s Kavango region, told AFP.The aircraft, en route from Mozambique to Angola, went down in deserted, swampy terrain in the Bwabwata National Park, where Namibia turns into a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Botswana and Angola.In Maputo, LAM, the acronym for Mozambican Airlines, had not yet officially confirmed the crash.It only said that flight TM470 had 27 passengers and six crew on board, including: 10 Mozambicans, nine Angolans, five Portuguese, one French national, one Brazilian and one Chinese.In Lisbon, the foreign ministry said the Brazilian had dual Portuguese-Brazilian nationality.Emergency meetingThe Mozambique government was holding an emergency meeting in the presidential palace but likewise made no immediate statement, other than to confirm that 33 people had been on board.The European Union banned LAM and all air carriers certified in Mozambique from flying in its airspace in 2011, citing “significant safety deficiencies”.The concern was about Mozambique’s civil aviation authority, rather than the track record of the various airlines.The LAM plane took off from Maputo at 9.26am GMT yesterda for the nearly four-hour flight to the Angolan capital Luanda.Mozambican authorities confirmed the plane was a Brazil-manufactured Embraer 190 aircraft and said it was the newest plane in the LAM fleet.With 100 seats, it was two-thirds empty.Last contact with air traffic controllers was made at 11.30 GMT over north Namibia during heavy rainfall. The airlines speculated it may have landed in that area.Namibia police sent a search team to the area after Botswana officials alerted them of a plane crash in the area.“Botswana officials informed us that they saw smoke in the air and they thought the crash happened in their country, but when they came to the border they realised that it was in Namibia,” Bampton said.The search for the plane was hampered both by the rough terrain and torrential rains pounding the area where the plane went missing, Bampton told AFP.Villagers who had heard explosions helped point police in the right direction.Before the wreckage was found, people close to those on board gathered at Maputo airport, many frustrated at what they said was the lack of information.Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco published a condolence message to the families of the victims.The accident is the deadliest for Mozambique since a plane carrying then president Samora Machel crashed in 1986 in South Africa en route home from an Africa’s leaders’ summit. That crash, which shocked the world, remains a mystery but was thought to be linked to tensions with the then apartheid regime in Pretoria. The crash claimed at least 34 lives.Mozambique said it would set up a commission of inquiry to work with Namibian authorities over Friday’s crash.- © AFP, 2013Read: Police in Mozambique investigate death of Irishman William Deasy>last_img read more

Motorola confirms Droid Bionic delayed until Q3 2011

first_imgThe rumors and speculation swirling around the Droid Bionic have been intense over the past several weeks. The device was supposed to be Motorola‘s first dual-core phone on Verizon Wireless‘ 4G LTE network, and was heralded at CES in January as the slightly lower-powered twin to the Motorola Atrix on AT&T, only with 4G speed to beef it back up. Now, Motorola is weighing in on the matter and confirms that the device will be pushed to Q3 of this year, meaning we won’t see a release until July at the earliest.Even though a leaked Costco release schedule yesterday showed that the Bionic was headed to store shelves as soon as the middle of next month, Droid-Life wasn’t convinced. They’re confident that the upcoming Droid Targa will be released in mid-May, taking the Bionic’s place in the release lineup. At the same time, they were also one of the first sources earlier in the week noting that the Droid Bionic may be on the chopping block. The phone was originally scheduled for a Q2 release.AdChoices广告Motorola’s announcement that the Bionic would be pushed doesn’t take cancellation off the table, however. Many have speculated that the phone’s dual-core processor wasn’t playing well with the LTE radio. Others suggested that the combination ran hot and the phone was suffering from battery life issues and overheating. Motorola could simply wait until Q3 and cancel the device if they’re planning to.Motorola, for its part, said that they needed the additional time to test the device, and that they were adding new features to the phone – not that they were running into problems. They claim that they want to turn the Bionic into an “even better customer experience.” Motorola is keeping quiet on what those features are, and what specifically caused the delay. Regardless, we’ll have to wait until July at least to see what the Bionic has in store.Read more at Uberphones via WSJlast_img read more

Le tabagisme passif nocif pour laudition des jeunes

first_imgLe tabagisme passif, nocif pour l’audition des jeunesL’exposition des enfants à la fumée de cigarettes augmenterait leur risque de déficit auditif à l’adolescence, selon les résultats d’une récente étude menée aux Etats-Unis et publiée dans le Journal of the American Medical Association.Le tabagisme passif serait préjudiciable non seulement pour les poumons des enfants, mais aussi pour… leurs oreilles. Une information étonnante mais très sérieuse, révélée par une étude américaine menée par le Pr Ani K. Lalwani du Langone Medical Center de New York, et ses collaborateurs.Pour en arriver à cette conclusion inattendue, les chercheurs ont suivi 1.533 adolescents âgés de 12 à 19 ans. Ces derniers ont dû répondre à une série de questions sur leur état de santé ou encore leurs antécédents familiaux. En parallèle, ils ont subi des tests auditifs et des prises de sang dans le but de révéler leur niveau de cotinine, métabolite de la nicotine. Ainsi, les chercheurs ont pu connaître leur degré d’exposition au tabac. Au vu des résultats obtenus, ils sont formels : plus le taux de nicotine était élevé chez un ado, plus la perte auditive observée était importante. Le Pr Ani K. Lalwani écrit dans l’article : “Le tabagisme passif augmente le risque d’otites à répétition au cours de la petite enfance (…) [il] peut également affecter le développement de l’audition chez les plus jeunes”.À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?Les chercheurs conseillent alors aux parents de protéger leurs enfants des fumées de cigarettes, déjà nocives au quotidien (risques d’infections respiratoires, d’asthme ou de troubles du comportement). Pour plus de renseignements sur les risques liés au tabagisme passif, de manière globale, Maxisciences vous invite à consulter le site de l’Institut national de prévention et d’éducation pour la santé (Inpes) à l’adresse suivante : http://www.inpes.sante.fr/espace_tabac/tabagisme_passif/tabagisme.htm Le 21 juillet 2011 à 13:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Artificial Intelligence Created An Entirely New Sport

first_imgStay on target Artificial intelligence has conceived of everything from art and perfume to drugs and Christmas cookies. Now it’s creating entirely new sports.Digital agency AKQA trained text- and image-generating networks on 400-plus global sports to create a unique pastime.Using Nvidia Tesla GPUs, models produced more than 1,000 outputs, which were analyzed and narrowed down to 10 potential concepts. Three were field tested. Only Speedgate survived.A mix of rugby, soccer, croquet, football, and field hockey, the game is “fun, fast, and physical, relying heavily on teamwork and passing to score and win,” according to the sport’s website.Speedgate’s rules are simple: Players team up in two groups of six and try to kick or pass the ball into a gate at either end of the field.But remember, you’ll need to keep the ball moving every three seconds, and you cannot cross a circle in the middle of the field.Teams earn two points by kicking the ball through the gates at either end, or three points for ricocheting the ball through the gate.A full set of rules—as well as instructions on how to start your own league—are available online.AKQA also trained their networks on 10,400 logos to develop the official Speedgate emblem (which, frankly, is less interesting than the game’s mascot: a robot carrying a ball and pennant).“Using AI as a member of a creative team takes us to a new place, that we never could have gotten to without it,” AKQA Creative Director Whitney Jenkins said in a statement.Artificial intelligence is even responsible for the sport’s somewhat sluggish motto: “Face the ball to be the ball to be above the ball.”AKQA demonstrated Speedgate at an event in Portland last week; the company is reportedly in talks with the Oregon Sports Authority to launch an intramural league this summer.“Going all out for victory is applauded, but it should never come at the expense of having an awesome time,” according to the product page. “Speedgate is all about enjoyment, inclusivity, and sportsmanship.”More on Geek.com:McDonald’s Drive Thru Gets AI UpgradeThese Wireless Earbuds Use AI to Help Improve Your WorkoutsIBM, McCormick Tap AI to ‘Spice Up’ Food Seasonings McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS last_img read more

Women supporting women in the entrepreneurial world

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Women supporting women in the entrepreneurial world Posted: April 17, 2019 April 17, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Seven entrepreneurial women, most of whom met through surfing, are collaborating for one night to showcase their small businesses that they created to give them more freedom to surf and live a more balanced life.They’re coming together to showcase their businesses in order to inspire other women to do the same and to follow their own dreams.The event is at OB Surf Lodge on Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. last_img read more