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Roundup 3/2: Ups and Downs Edition

Roundup 3/2: Ups and Downs Edition

first_imgThe research dean of the Karolinska Institute, clinical chemist Karl Tryggvason, has been dismissed from his post after an investigation found that he “exerted undue influence” on funding decisions affecting professors at the organization. Said Karolinska President Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson: “It is unacceptable for a senior member of our university to act in this way.” In an opinion piece today in Politico, White House Science Advisor John Holdren says that the role of weather satellites in predicting Washington, D.C.’s recent blizzards is an example of why Congress should support President Barack Obama’s request to boost research funding in 2011. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Goats know what their friends sound like

Goats know what their friends sound like

first_img Goats know who their real friends are. A study published today in Royal Society Open Science shows that the animals can recognize what other goats look like and sound like, but only those they are closest with. Up until the late 1960s, the overwhelming assumption was that only humans could mentally keep track of how other individuals look, smell, and sound—what scientists call cross-modal recognition. We now know that many different kinds of animals can do this like horses, lions, crows, dogs, and certain primates. Instead of a lab, these researchers settled into Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Boughton Monchelsea, U.K., to find out whether goats had the ability to recognize each other. To do so, they first recorded the calls of individual goats. Then, they set up three pens in the shape of a triangle in the sanctuary’s pasture. Equidistant between the two pens at the base of the triangle was a stereo speaker, camouflaged as to not distract the goat participants. A “watcher” goat stood at the peak of the triangle, and the two remaining corners were filled with the watcher’s “stablemate” (they share a stall at night) and a random herd member. Then, the team would play either the stablemate’s or the random goat’s call over the speaker and time how long it took for the watcher to match the call with the correct goat. They repeated this test again, but with two random goats. The researchers found that the watcher goat would look at the goat that matched the call quickly and for a longer time, but only in the test that included their stablemate. The results indicate that goats are not only capable of cross-modal recognition, but that they might also be able to use inferential reasoning, in other words, process of elimination. Think back to the test: Perhaps when the goat heard a call that it knew was not its pal, it inferred that it must have been the other one. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) Goats know what their friends sound like By Rachael LallensackFeb. 14, 2017 , 7:15 PMlast_img read more

‘Both Pogba and Mourinho could leave Man United’

‘Both Pogba and Mourinho could leave Man United’

first_imgThe rift between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba at Manchester United could culminate in both player and manager leaving Old Trafford, according to Jamie Redknapp. Reports have abounded over the apparently uneasy relationship the pair share, which has come to a head following a home draw against Wolves. Pogba fired that United were obliged to “attack, attack, attack” in front of their own fans, comments that did not sit well with his famously fractious boss.  Article continues below 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! Now Mourinho is said to have told Pogba he will never again captain the club while he is on the bench, having worn the armband several times this season. And Redknapp believes the feud could lead to the pair leaving United within the next year. “It’s not helpful. It’s a loaded answer. I get it, I do get it and I’m sure it’s something the players talk about in the dressing room,” the former Liverpool and Tottenham player said to Sky Sports. “But I don’t think it helps. Don’t say it to the press, say it to the manager,”The truth is, after he won the World Cup, he’s not had a rest. It’s an ideal chance to give him a rest tonight. The fact he isn’t playing tonight shouldn’t be untoward.”I don’t think they will both be here next year – maybe neither!”Despite playing such a pivotal part in France’s World Cup victory, Pogba has struggled to reproduce that form in United colours on a consistent basis both before and since the international tournament. In Redknapp’s eyes, responsibility for that failure also lies with his manager. “I don’t think they are getting the best out of Pogba but he has to do more himself. Modern players need to look in the mirror but the manager has to take responsibility,” he added.”Jurgen Klopp gets the best out of his players, Pep Guardiola gets the best from his players, but there is a lot of wasted talent here.”last_img read more

Paesing on:Resilient Leander far from finished

Paesing on:Resilient Leander far from finished

first_img(Eds: Updating with more quotes and changing headline) By Amanpreet Singh New Delhi, Apr 7 (PTI) A 16-year-old boy who began his Davis Cup journey in 1990, baptised with fire, has perched himself on a pedestal from where it will require a superhuman effort to displace him. He is 44 now, with a world record 43 doubles wins in Davis Cup to his credit. His contemporaries and even those who started their careers long after him have hung their racquets but Leander Paes continues to “re-invent” his game and add power in his legs to pull India through. He did it today again and in the process earned a win which made him the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup. Serving at 5-6 in the decisive third set, he was down 0-30 — two points away from a defeat which would have embarrassed the nation — but he logged four points in a row to keep India in hunt and eventually, in the company of Rohan Bopanna, sealed the much-needed win. It inspired the youngsters to produce reverse singles wins and in the end India was rejoicing a memorable win. “What a fabulous motivation. It is great to achieve the world record. I dedicate this record to my father, my parents, my daughter Aiyana, to every single Davis Captain I had had and to every singles Davis Cup doubles partner I had and this world record belongs to India,” Paes told PTI in an exclusive interview after his historic win.advertisement “I am so proud of being son of the soil and playing so long. Many many hard years of efforts, lots of ups and downs. I had to be very resilient,” he said, reflecting on his journey. He is already the most decorated Indian tennis players with 18 Grand Slam titles. He has been showered with encomiums since he began his incredible journey and the honours of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan and Khel Ratna fittingly came his way. He has pulled off some incredible victories but struggled to qualify this record and what this means to him. “It is difficult to put in words after this win from 0-2 down. I had to play three matches for 16 years – two singles and one doubles. And now to go out there as one of the senior-most players of the team to motivate the boys, I take this responsibility very seriously. “I hope with this record I can inspire lots of youngsters in whichever field they play or work in to believe that we Indians can be the world beaters and I can prove that Indians can be world champions,” was all he could say. And he is in no mood to retire. He appears even more fired up. “When it comes to playing for country, I am always available. I feel I am still able to motivate the boys and go out there, bring out the best in them in training and at the same to get that doubles point. Its such a crucial point as you saw in this tie. We were down 0-2 down and it could have been anybodys game. It was a team effort. It explains itself.” Going back in time, Paes mentioned about the 24-match unbeaten streak he weaved with Mahesh Bhupathi in Davis Cup. “Winning those matches, staying undefeated is something very special. Mahesh and myself always had that respect for each other for what we achieved in tennis. Whenever it has come to playing for country we have put our differences aside and put the country first and thats what I respect about him.” He also lauded Bopanna, who stayed strong in todays win. “I have played great ties with Rohan. Against Serbia when we were down 0-2 and today also it was a tight match. He was fantastic. It was freezing cold as it snowed. There are so many great memories, difficult to pick. I got to thank my first Davis Cup captain Naresh Kumar. As a young kid, not many believed in me but he put his captaincy on line and played me there. I could not have done without all the captains and partners I had. I owe a big gratitude to Naresh Kumar,” he said. The game of tennis is changing. It was already tough being alone on the Tour and it is becoming more and more brutal with the players taking physical fitness to insane levels. So what Paes thinks about the modern day game? Paes cited the example of Swiss great Roger Federer who has made several changes to his game to not only stay relevant but still dominate the tennis courts.advertisement “Tennis is such an universal sport that you always have to re-invent your game. The players in different parts of the world are training on different surfaces around the world. Argentines, the Latin Americans are so used to playing on clay courts. “The Serbians and the East Europeans are used to play on indoors right through the winters. The Americans like to play on outdoor, slow hard courts. You have the Australians, and the British and us the Indians, who are so used to play on grass courts surfaces a little bit. “Thats why I have tremendous respect for Roger Federer, who is so willing to reinventing his game regardless of surface he plays. He plays from baseline, serves and volleys. “He is able to mix his game up. Transition game from baseline is such a unique art. Thats what I keep try to emulate and try to keep re-inventing my game to not just play with the current players but also stay ahead of the lot. You need to be an all-court player. “Physical and mental fitness is pre-requisite. Thats where my whole focus has been in my career.” Even the Davis Cup is changing with new format in place, though the purists are scoffing at the changes proposed. “Everything in life evolves. We have to evolve with it. As athletes we have to keep re-invent ourselves. Having the World Group in one location where all nation can come and play is good one. To reduce the matches from five sets to three full sets with ad points, is very good thing. “The players can travel on a Sunday to the next destination. When they are playing on Sunday, they travel to next tournament on Monday, get there on Tuesday and play on Wednesday. So travelling on Sunday is great implementation,” he said, lending support to the new two-day format in Davis Cup. PTI AT AH AT AT ATlast_img read more

Conte insists he won’t resign from Chelsea

Conte insists he won’t resign from Chelsea

first_imgChelsea Conte has no plans to walk out: I am fully committed to Chelsea Christopher Devine Last updated 1 year ago 07:12 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte - cropped Getty Images Chelsea Antonio Conte Chelsea v Leicester City Leicester City Premier League Amid yet more speculation over his future at Stamford Bridge, the Blues manager insists he has no plans to leave the club Antonio Conte’s future may be the subject of much debate, but Chelsea’s manager insists he will not walk out on the club.Despite guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge, Conte has been repeatedly questioned over his future in recent months, amid continued speculation he could depart before his contract expires in June 2019.Earlier this month Conte appeared to express frustration with the club’s transfer policy, saying that “in my history I’ve rarely been given the players I asked for” and that he “always ended up at clubs who were running an austerity programme.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Italian was asked about Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique being linked with his job on Friday and replied: “Everything is possible.”However, Conte went on to make it clear he is happy in his role and subsequently told reporters there was no chance he would quit Chelsea.Conte says he is enjoying his period working here. He says he has started big work together with the players and the club, and he needs time to improve it and create a solid basis.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 12, 2018″I am fully committed for Chelsea,” he said.”I am fully committed in this and I am happy in what I am doing now and what I did in the past. But I am more happy in what I am doing now.”When Conte was pressed further on the matter and asked if there was “no way he would walk away”, he simply replied: “No.”The comments emerged after the manager offered less definitive remarks during his pre-match news conference on Friday, with Conte refusing to rule out an early exit.”Everything is possible,” he said. “I have another year of contract with this club but, as you know very well in football, everything is possible.”In one moment you stay here and in another you are in another place and another person replaces you. Football is like this. Our job is very difficult. Everything can change.”Conte’s Chelsea sit third in the Premier League table, 16 points back of leaders Manchester City entering Saturday’s match against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

Indu Sarkar included in National Film Archives

Indu Sarkar included in National Film Archives

first_imgMumbai: Madhur Bhandarkar’s political thriller “Indu Sarkar” has been included in the National Film Archives of India (NFAI). The National Award-winning director took to Twiter to announce the news. “Happy to announce film ‘Indu Sarkar’ will be preserved at the National Film Archives of India in addition to my previous films ‘Chandni Bar’, ‘Page 3’, ‘Corporate’, ‘Traffic Signal’, ‘Jail’ and ‘Fashion’,” tweeted Madhur. Based on true events, “Indu Sarkar” features Kirti Kulhari, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Supriya Vinod, Rashmi Jha and Anupam Kher in the major roles, and is set during the Emergency. Kirti also expressed her happiness. “So happy to share… ‘Indu Sarkar’ will be preserved at the National Film Archives of India,” she tweeted.last_img read more

Scrip cools down by 20

Scrip cools down by 20

first_imgNew Delhi: Shares of Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd dropped 20 per cent on Tuesday, eroding Rs 813 crore from its market valuation, after reports surfaced that its Chairman and Managing Director V G Siddhartha has gone missing. The scrip tumbled 19.99 per cent to Rs 154.05 — its 52-week low as well as its lower circuit limit — on the BSE.On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), shares plummeted 20 per cent to its lowest trading permissible limit for the day as also its one-year low of Rs 153.40 apiece. Led by the massive drop in its share price, the company’s market valuation dived Rs 812.67 crore to Rs 3,254.33 crore on the BSE. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”CCD shares have been hitting 52-week lows for quite some time in the last couple of months. Now, the unfortunate event of founder missing and in the light of the alleged letter left by him clearly underlines the crisis in the company. “We may see the stock to slide further to double digits if the clarity regarding its financials is not declared. The case reminds us of the notorious case of Satyam fiasco,” said Romesh Tiwari, head of research, CapitalAim. Umesh Mehta, head of research, Samco Securities, said that the Nifty marked a gloomy day on the stock markets with a key industrialist going missing and the stock of Coffee Day Enterprises hitting the lower circuit.last_img read more

With election looming Alberta announces budget on track for 69B deficit

With election looming Alberta announces budget on track for 69B deficit

first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta is on track for a $6.9-billion budget deficit amid speculation voters will go to the polls this spring before a new budget is introduced.The budget had originally forecast a deficit of $8.8 billion, but Finance Minister Joe Ceci says a lower dollar and higher than expected bitumen royalties have helped reduce the red ink.Ceci released the numbers as part of a third-quarter update for the current fiscal year.Total revenue this year is forecast at $49.6 billion and total expenses at $56.6 billion.Ceci has not confirmed whether his department will present a budget before the spring election call.However the update contained long-term projections for deficit reduction, which are normally found in budgets, along with charts detailing what the NDP government has been doing to combat the downturn in oil prices.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Interim report on Indigenous mans death seeks end to racism in health

Interim report on Indigenous mans death seeks end to racism in health

first_imgThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG — An interim report on the role racism played in the death of an Indigenous man in a Winnipeg hospital is recommending health-care stakeholders take a more direct approach to confronting racism.The working group responsible for the report also says there should be institutional support for independent investigations in cases where complaints are brought forward.The group unveiled its initial findings to a packed crowd Monday at the University of Manitoba.Read more: Brian SinclairIt looked into the death of Brian Sinclair, who died of a treatable bladder infection after he was left alone and uncared for 34 hours at the Health Sciences Centre emergency department in September 2008.Real Cloutier, interim president of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, says it’s time to build on a greater awareness of Indigenous history to tackle health-care provider’s assumptions.The group’s final report is expected sometime next year.Contact APTN National News here: news@aptn.calast_img read more

Moroccan Actor Mahjoub Raji Dies of Heart Attack at 79

Moroccan Actor Mahjoub Raji Dies of Heart Attack at 79

Rabat – Morocco’s celebrated television actor Mahjoub Raji died of a heart attack on Wednesday, April 17, at the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Rabat.Born in 1940, the actor was well-known for his impeccable comic roles both on television and the silver screen. Originally from Casablanca, widely considered the Moroccan cradle for cinematic talents, Raji died at the age of 79 after a long battle with heart problems. Raji had undergone several heart surgeries. Beginning at an early age, Raji embarked on his career as an actor in 1962 when he acted in the famous play “Al Waqi’a” (the Incident). The comic Raji also played leading roles in soap operas like Mohammed Ismail’s “Allal El Qalda” (Allal, the Sturdy) and Abderrahmane Mouline’s “Men Dar El Dar” (From House to House).One of the oldest actors in the Moroccan artistic scene, Raji also appeared on successful movies like Abderrahman Tazi’s “Lalla Hobbi,” Kamal Kamal’s “La Symphonie Marocaine” (the Moroccan Symphony), and Ahmed Boulane’s “Ali, Rabiaa, et les autres” (Ali, Rabiaa, and the Others). The television host Atik Benchiguer announced the news of Raji’s death on Facebook Wednesday.Raji’s youngest daughter, Karima Raji, said King Mohammed IV had provided financial support for Raji’s treatment.Raji’s funeral procession was held Thursday in Rabat after the dhuhr noon prayer. read more

AI calls for impartial probe

AI calls for impartial probe

Sri Lanka is legally bound by international human rights treaties to respect and protect the right to life, and provide effective remedy when this right is violated. “Sri Lankan authorities must urgently initiate an effective investigation into this tragic incident. The investigation must be independent, impartial and conducted with the professionalism, resources and powers necessary to unearth the truth about this incident. The army cannot be seen to investigate itself. Anything less will send the message that using excessive force against protesters is permitted.” The Sri Lankan authorities must not allow the army to investigate itself over allegations of excessive use of force by its members after three protesters demonstrating over access to drinking water were killed over the weekend, Amnesty International said.“The Sri Lankan army should have never been policing unarmed demonstrators in the first place, and having them investigate their own alleged abuses is simply ridiculous,” Polly Truscott, Deputy Asia Pacific Director at Amnesty International said in a statement. Protests began last week as thousands of Weliweriya residents in western Sri Lanka complained about the contamination of their source of drinkable water from a factory nearby.The deaths on Thursday occurred following clashes between demonstrators and the army. Video footage appears to show soldiers firing live ammunition at protestors; some of whom can be seen throwing rocks.  (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN refugee agency very worried over sanitation in floodhit Kenyan camps

UN refugee agency very worried over sanitation in floodhit Kenyan camps

Large sections of the two most affected camps – Ifo and Dagahaley, which together host more than 80,000 refugees, mainly from Somalia – are still under water, impeding access within and around them, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.“Pit latrines have collapsed while some are overflowing,” UNHCR declared. “There is stagnant water everywhere. Our health partner at the camp, MSF-Belgium (the non-governmental organization, Médecins Sans Frontières), is prepared to handle an increased number of consultations for various illnesses.”On Sunday, UNHCR airlifted some 12,000 litres of much-needed fuel from Garissa, the northeastern provincial capital, as parts of the road linking Garissa and Dadaab remained impassable. The fuel supplies will cover the camps’ needs for the next six to eight days for vehicles as well as to power generators in offices, hospitals and clinics and to run water pumps throughout the three-camp complex of 130,000. read more

Canadas dwindling birthrate and aging population to hurt economy expert

Canadas dwindling birthrate and aging population to hurt economy expert

Canada’s dwindling birthrate and aging population to hurt economy: expert AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BANFF, Alta. – Canada’s aging population, combined with a lacklustre birthrate, is going to dramatically impact our country’s economic performance in the future, according to an expert in the field.Canada is going to prove troublesome within the next 12 years, David Foot, a professor of economics at the University of Toronto and co-author of the book “Boom, Bust & Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift” told the Global Business Forum in Banff, Alta., Thursday.For a country to successfully replace its aging workforce, it needs a birthrate of 2.2 children per family, Foot said. He added that Canada is only managing a rate of 1.7 per family and that means Canada’s labour woes are going to get even worse.“Canada is significantly older than the U.S. and Mexico, with a much bigger percentage in the older-age brackets and ever fewer numbers of young people being born in Canada,” said Foot.“That’s well below replacement and if you don’t have an extensive child-care program to support women raising their children, you’ll watch your fertility rate continue to decline.”Foot said that although Canada is better educated than Mexico, its NAFTA partner is doing much better with its fertility rate and has a ready supply of new workers for the future.He said Canada’s move toward trying to fast track more immigrant workers to combat the labour shortage is doomed to fail.“If you add immigrants into the mix and look ahead to 2026 … that already has a quarter-million immigrants. I can raise immigration in Canada to 300,000 or 350,000 but it will not change that picture,” said Foot.“Ten million boomers every year are getting a year older. We bring in a quarter-million immigrants. How many years do you have to bring in a quarter-million immigrants? 40 years.”Foot said that aside from taking steps to encourage a higher fertility rate, he doesn’t see the situation changing.“That is the future for your business leaders and an aging population inevitably leads to slower economic growth.”Canada is in better shape than many other countries around the world, said Foot. Italy, Spain and Greece have the oldest populations in Europe, while former powerhouses such as Germany, Japan and Russia have been watching their populations decline significantly.“These are three countries that are never coming back as global powers. Germany, Russia and Japan are powers of the past … not the powers of the future.”Foot said the future superpowers include China, India and Brazil while Turkey is emerging as the future power within Europe.“Within five years a Muslim country will be the biggest market in Europe.”The Global Business Forum wraps up on Friday. by Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 20, 2012 5:59 pm MDT read more

OSU baseball coach to retire after season

OSU baseball coach to retire after season

Following his team’s 10-8 loss to Louisville Wednesday afternoon, Ohio State baseball coach Bob Todd informed his team that he plans to retire after this season, according to news reports.“I think I’m ready,” Todd said through a press release. “I always said I wanted a career and not just a job. I think I found that. I still feel good and I love this game because it has been a very enjoyable and prominent part of my life and that of my family, but I have always felt I’d rather leave this game too early than too late.” Todd, 61, has been at the helm at OSU for 23 years and has guided the Buckeyes to eight Big Ten regular-season titles and eight conference tournament championships.Todd has won more than 1,000 games as a college coach during his time at Kent State and OSU. He was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity “O” Athletics Hall of Fame in Fall 2008. read more

New PRO3 Immersive simulator and Caterpillar 793F truck a perfect match

New PRO3 Immersive simulator and Caterpillar 793F truck a perfect match

first_imgImmersive Technologies demonstrated it’s new, next generation, PRO3 advanced equipment simulator at Caterpillar’s premiere customer and dealer event, its 2010 Mining Forum held at the Tinaja Hills Demonstration and Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona, USA.The two week event delivered a range of learning sessions together with new product demonstrations to invited customers from around the world. It provided Immersive Technologies an ideal stage to demonstrate the value of its new PRO3 Advanced Equipment Simulator solution to both Caterpillar’s customers and its dealers.Immersive Technologies also unveiled its latest surface mining Conversion Kitr for the Catr 793F mining truck, which when used in conjunction with the PRO3’s advanced display and feedback systems, provides equipment operators with the highest level of simulation realism and learning transfer available in the mining industry.Caterpillar and Immersive Technologies signed an exclusive licensing and technical information agreement in 2004 and renewed it in 2009. Under this agreement, Caterpillar provides Immersive Technologies with exclusive access to its proprietary machine technical information necessary to accurately simulate Caterpillar’s equipment in an advanced simulator. As part of the agreement Caterpillar also provides Immersive Technologies access to key engineering staff, which, together with the technical information, was pivotal in accurately simulating Caterpillar’s new 793F mining truck.“The new 793F haul truck has advanced systems for operator feedback. Without our alliance and close working relationship it would not have been possible to develop the 793F simulation to the level of accuracy Immersive has achieved. This level of accuracy is vital if the simulator training is to deliver the valuable outcomes our customers expect today,” said Wayde Salfinger, Chief Technology Officer, for Immersive Technologies.Salfinger continued, “Recognising the need for the highest levels of fidelity in their customer’s simulators, Caterpillar took the additional step of developing custom software to support the integration of our technologies.”Feedback on both the PRO3 simulator and the 793F Conversion Kit was extremely positive with many delegates having the unique opportunity to compare hands-on, the real Cat 793F mining truck to Immersive Technologies’ simulated version in the same day.Immersive Technologies’ Vice President – North America, Cory Cook said, “Our relationship with Caterpillar is one based on a shared passion for creating the highest quality products that provide tangible safety and productivity results to the global mining industry. Caterpillar’s ongoing support and commitment to advanced simulation training highlights the results being achieved by mines in the field utilising Immersive simulators to make sustainable changes within the mining industry.”Cook concluded, “Immersive Technologies looks forward to enhancing the close working relationship it has with Caterpillar and its dealers with a focus on increasing value to its global customer base”.last_img read more

Charlotte to appear on ESPN SportsCenter on Tuesday

Charlotte to appear on ESPN SportsCenter on Tuesday

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Facebookcenter_img Courtesy of WWE.com:WWE on ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’Every Tuesday, ESPNews’ “SportsCenter” features a weekly segment with Superstars devoted to the best, most entertaining moments from WWE. On Nov. 17, days before the biggest match of her career at Survivor Series, Divas Champion Charlotte will chat with ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman.Coachman was recently joined by Jimmy and Jey Uso, who recently made their return on Raw.John Cena was also recently a guest on “SportsCenter.”In addtion to top moments from Raw, the weekly segment will feature former WWE Superstar and announcer and current ESPN personality Coachman.For more on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” visit espn.go.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBecky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date AnnouncedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:35 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Becky Lynch John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Now Playing Up Next John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John Cenalast_img
GE Featuring Logiq E9 XDclear Ultrasound 20 at RSNA 2016

GE Featuring Logiq E9 XDclear Ultrasound 20 at RSNA 2016

first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more 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 | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | October 17, 2016 GE Featuring Logiq E9 XDclear Ultrasound 2.0 at RSNA 2016 Second edition offers greater spatial and contrast resolution on a high-definition widescreen XDclear display Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more October 17, 2016 — At the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016 annual meeting, GE Healthcare will highlight its Logiq E9 ultrasound system. The Logiq E9 XDclear 2.0 offers complete ultrasound from head to toe, obese to thin, neonate to geriatric. It combines the power of XDclear probes with a new XDclear 2.0 platform that maximizes spatial and contrast resolution along with a high-definition widescreen XDclear display, including:Imaging technologies to help improve diagnostic confidence while scanning difficult patients;Advanced productivity features and innovative ergonomic solutions; andA comprehensive suite of advanced features made easier for daily use.XDclear 2.0 optimizes the imaging from the pulse of the probe to each of its pixels and every step in between with up to 22 percent more contrast compared to the Logiq E9 with XDclear. Also, it has 99 percent improved spatial resolution and 170 percent more image information.The E9 XDclear 2.0 system delivers high-quality images across a wide variety of cases, from the routine to the technically challenging. The XDclear technology enables exceptional penetration and sensitivity, according to the company, even with obese patients, while workflow tools help increase exam efficiency.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more last_img read more

We are a tough grind it out defensive team Pa

We are a tough grind it out defensive team Pa

first_img“We are a tough, grind it out, defensive team,” Palmer said after Sunday’s win. “I think that is our M.O. We keep believing. We won a lot of games in the fourth quarter and hung around long enough to find ways to win games.“I think that has been our mindset. I don’t know what everyone else thinks, but that is what we have been thinking in our locker room.”If nothing else, Palmer’s performance over the last two games likely served to quiet those calling for backup Drew Stanton to take over. For the season, Palmer has completed 194-of-316 passes, for 2,154 yards with 12 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He ranks 15th in the NFL in yards and completion percentage, and his touchdown total puts him in a tie for 17th. He hasn’t been great by any means, but he has been good enough and appears to be getting better.“He’s just like the rest of us,” guard Daryn Colledge said Sunday. “He’s been here one year or 20 weeks now since camp. He’s out there still trying to mesh with us. He’s trying to get his stuff figured out.“The great thing about Carson is he’s a true professional; he’s not going to be happy with the way he played today. He could have thrown for 400 yards and he still wouldn’t have been happy with the way he played.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Maybe not, but if Palmer continues to play like he has the last two games, most people will be. – / 35 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Prior to the team’s Week 8 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer seemed to be on rather thin ice.Brought in to stabilize the position, he instead struggled behind a shaky offensive line, often times turning the ball over while failing to deliver big plays. Whether Palmer’s status as the team’s starter was ever in doubt we will never know, but there was some thought that continued struggles against the Atlanta Falcons could lead head coach Bruce Arians to make a change. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Palmer threw an early interception in that game, but ended up completing 13-of-18 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Then, following the bye week, Palmer rebounded from another early pick to finish 20-of-32 for 241 yards and two scores against the Houston Texans.His QB rating over the two games is a sterling 101.5 (compared to 69.45 in the first seven games), and if nothing else, it appears the team may be capable of performing at a high enough level with the veteran under center.“Carson did a great job for us today,” receiver Larry Fitzgerald said after Sunday’s 27-24 win over the Texans.“He made some great throws.”Fitzgerald added that Palmer did a good job finding multiple targets and made a lot of difficult throws with pressure around him. “Carson did a great job of leading us to a win.”Granted, it would be wrong to attribute the win solely to the QB’s play. As usual, the defense deserves the bulk of the credit, and without the unit’s continued excellence the Cardinals would not be sitting at 5-4 with a shot at the playoffs.However, the team’s first seven games proved that even a great defense could not lead the team to wins without some semblance of a productive offense. Aided by an effective running game, Palmer has been able to provide just that.center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories last_img read more