Uttar Pradesh: 50 students injured after HT wire falls into school

first_imgAbout 50 students were injured on Monday when a high-tension wire fell into a primary school in Naya Nagar Vishnupur area here, prompting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to order a probe into the incident. The students are stated to be out of danger, officials said.When the wire fell, the students were at a distance but water had collected in the compound after rainfall due to which they came into contact with electricity, District Magistrate Karun Karunesh said.They were shifted to nearby hospitals, he said. Taking a serious note, the Chief Minister ordered the District Magistrate of Balrampur to provide medial aid to the children while directing officials to probe the matter and take action against the guilty within 24 hours.He also directed Principal Secretary Energy and MD, UP Power Corporation to run a campaign to safeguard people from high-tension wires and repair them wherever needed.“Strict action will be initiated against those showing laxity in this regard,” Mr. Adityanath said. Two employees of the Power department were suspended and a departmental inquiry was ordered against the junior engineer concerned. Mr. Karunesh said the basic education officer and the executive engineer of the Power department were directed to conduct a survey of schools and remove any such wires passing over them.last_img read more

PH women’s squash duo cop bronze

first_imgStill, it was an inspiring run for the two, who managed to make the podium, despite Dalida’s injury.Dalida played through a strained right hand she sustained in the quarterfinals against Thailand on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMalaysia finished 1-2 in the event, which was held in the SEA Games for the first time, while Singapore secured the other bronze. Perkins, Cignal missing Jose but determined to end series early The Filipino tandem of Jemyca Aribado and Yvone Alyssa Dalida took home the bronze medal in women’s squash doubles in the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday.Aribado and Dalida bowed to their Malaysian counterparts Chan Yiwen and Nazihah Haris in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

SPORT-ALI-FANS 2LAST

first_img“When I heard the news, it shocked me first and then I “When I heard the news, it shocked me first and then I cried, I cried all night. It hurts. Its like he is my dad,” Wickware told AFP.Nearby, a stream of well-wishers, most of them African Americans like Ali, paraded by. Children left balloons, drawings and even boxing gloves.They then left, often after taking a photo to mark the solemn occasion.It was in the neighborhood streets that a 12-year-old Cassius vowed to “whup” whoever stole his red bicycle.”You better learn how to box first,” a policeman told him.Little did that officer know his advice would spark a storied career of three heavyweight titles and Olympic gold. – He put peace first -======================== The legend-in-the-making — called “The Louisville Lip” for his sometimes blistering tirades — threw his first jabs and uppercuts at his little brother Rahman, now 72.Yesterday, Rahmans voice was hoarse and his body trembled — he has voiced fears that he too may suffer from the Parkinsons that ravaged his brother. “It was fun, fun, fun. We were wrestling, we would play hockey, we would play cards — all the things kids do,” he recalled.The brothers were sparring partners, even if Rahmans boxing career would never reach the heights achieved by his sibling.”Every time I watch him fight, every time I watch him speak, he is very inspirational,” said Alex Davis, a 25-year-old dental assistant who came to the family home. “He put love and he put peace first, and I think that message will carry over for a long time.” AFP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

IPL 2019: David Warner hits 600 runs in 3rd successive IPL season

first_imgDavid Warner scored over 600 runs in the Indian Premier League for the 3rd successive season even as he missed out on a 6th straight fifty in T20 cricket. Warner was spectacularly caught by Steve Smith for 37 when he looked good to form a new club in T20 cricket.David Warner, the Orange Cap holder in the 2019 Indian Premier League with 611 runs from 11 matches, scored 641 runs from 14 matches in 2017 and 848 runs from 17 matches when Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL in 2016.Before Sunrisers Hyderabad’s match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday, David Warner’s sequence of scores read: 70 not out vs KXIP (April 8), 51 vs DC (April 14), 50 vs CSK (April 17), 67 vs KKR (April 21), 57 vs CSK (April 23). On Saturday, Warner was caught out by Steve Smith off Oshane Thomas. His dismissal triggered a midde-order collapse as the Royals fought back.David Warner remains the 3rd batsman after Virender Sehwag (2012) and Jos Buttler (2018) to hit 5 successive fifties in the Indian Premier League.600+ RUNS FOR DAVID WARNER IN THIS IPL! #OrangeArmy #RiseWithUs #RRvSRH pic.twitter.com/S8DaryreanSunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 27, 2019Overall, only 2 other batsmen have hit 5 straight fifties in the T20 format. Zimbabwe’s Hamilton scored 53, 62, 62, 55 and 56 in 2012 while Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal hit 52, 63, 65, 52 and an unbeaten 150 in 2017.David Warner made a sensational comeback to the Indian Premier League after missing the tournament last year on the back of the ball-tampering scandal. After he was handed a 1-year ban by Cricket Australia, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did not allow him and Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals to play the 2018 IPL.advertisementDavid Warner made a memorable start for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 Indian Premier League. Against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens (March 24), Warner made 85 before a classy 69 against Rajasthan Royals 6 days later.On March 31. David Warner hit his 4th IPL hundred. With Jonny Bairstow, Warner added 185 for the opening wicket as SRH defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore. After falling cheaply against Delhi Capitals (10) and Mumbai Indians (15), David Warner started a record run which helped him stay well ahead in the run-scorers’ list in the 2018 IPL.David Warner joined Virender Sehwag and Jos Buttler to become the 3rd batsman with 5 fifty-plus scores in a row. On Saturday, Warner fell just short of a 6th successive score of over fifty.David Warner, who holds the Orange Cap, is the only man with over 600 runs in the 2019 Indian Premier League.last_img read more

Twenty Five Schools to Receive Hurdles – Grange

first_imgStory Highlights The plan includes the provision of hurdles equipment to schools in a bid to increase participation in hurdling events and build proficiency in the discipline. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced a major initiative to improve Jamaica’s performance in the hurdles. Today, Minister Grange announced that the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will be providing hurdles equipment to 25 schools in the first pilot phase of the initiative being funded by the Sports Development Foundation at a cost of $12.6M. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced a major initiative to improve Jamaica’s performance in the hurdles.The plan includes the provision of hurdles equipment to schools in a bid to increase participation in hurdling events and build proficiency in the discipline.Today, Minister Grange announced that the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will be providing hurdles equipment to 25 schools in the first pilot phase of the initiative being funded by the Sports Development Foundation at a cost of $12.6M.The Minister credited the Board of Directors at the Sport Development Foundation for coming up with the idea.“The Board of the SDF in preparing its development plan identified a problem – the performance of our athletes in the hurdles is outstanding but participation is not widespread – Jamaica is excelling in the hurdles at the international level, yet only a minority of our schools participate in the discipline at Champs. The conclusion was that if the pool were wider then we could be even more dominant,” Minister Grange said.Each school will receive 20 hurdles. The schools include:Mount Alvernia High SchoolMerlene Ottey High SchoolEwarton High SchoolGreen Island High SchoolClaude McKay High SchoolConvent of Mercy Academy AlphaChristiana High SchoolRhodes Hall High SchoolGaynstead High SchoolHerbert Morrison Tech. High Sch.Edith Dalton James High SchoolSpalding High SchoolSt. Andrew Technical High SchoolPetersfield High SchoolSt. James High SchoolImmaculate Conception High SchoolMerl Grove High SchoolBuff Bay High SchoolMona High SchoolMorant Bay High SchoolCharlemont High SchoolHolmwood Technical High SchoolWaterford High SchoolJonathan Grant High SchoolNew Forest High SchoolMinister Grange made the announcement at a ceremony to reopen the Stadium East Track at Independence Park Complex today.Minister Grange said she was “extremely proud” that work on the Stadium East Track was completed ahead of the start of the Boys and Girls Champs which begin tomorrow at the National Stadium.last_img read more

Worker Dies after Falling from Tanker Nord Gardenia

first_imgzoom A worker died after he fell into the water while transferring from a service vessel to the chemical tanker Nord Gardenia, the vessel’s operator Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S confirmed.The 47-year-old service technician was soon pulled out of the water and evacuated by a rescue helicopter. He was declared deceased upon arrival at the hospital.The incident occurred on Wednesday evening while the 2014-built tanker was anchored off Skagen, Denmark.Relevant authorities will launch an investigation into the accident.According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the 40,000 dwt vessel was scheduled to depart the anchorage en route to Germany’s Bremen yesterday evening.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Provincial Government Invests More in Seniors Pharmacare

first_imgThe Nova Scotia government is increasing its Seniors’ Pharmacare program investment by $11 million in 2007-08. “This investment in Seniors’ Pharmacare will allow Nova Scotia to continue to have the most comprehensive Pharmacare program in Atlantic Canada,” said Health Minister Chris d’Entremont. As of April 1, the annual premium will be increased by six per cent, or an additional $24, bringing the cost to $424 from $400. Seniors are currently required to pay a co-payment of 33 per cent for each prescription, to a maximum of $30 per prescription, with an annual cap of $360. The cap will be increased by six per cent, or $22, to $382. More than 95,000 people are registered in the Pharmacare program. Thousands of low-income seniors, including those receiving the guaranteed income supplement, are exempt from paying the premiums or pay a reduced amount. The full premium is paid by about 40,000 program members. The Pharmacare program for seniors is cost-shared by the Department of Health and seniors, with government paying 75 per cent of costs and program members paying 25 per cent. The total cost to operate the program in 2007-08 is estimated at $182 million. “The Seniors’ Pharmacare program is an important part of the health-care system which must remain both affordable to seniors and sustainable over time,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “As prescription drug costs continue to rise, an increase in the fees will allow the program to continue to provide benefits to the greatest number of seniors.” The annual renewal package for the Seniors’ Pharmacare program will be mailed to seniors starting March 12. The package outlines how low-income seniors, including those who receive the guaranteed income supplement, can have premiums reduced or waived.last_img read more

Training Helps Identify Mental Health Problems in Schools

first_imgStudents often turn to teachers, guidance counsellors, school psychologists or social workers for help when dealing with social and emotional issues at school. Training school staff to identify mental health problems will help connect students to the supports they need. “Young people with mental illness are more likely to be victims, not perpetrators, of violence,” said Dr. Stan Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, and director World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, Dalhousie University. “Early identification, as well as social and educational support, can substantially improve outcomes. Therefore, it’s important for the school staff that students naturally go to for help to be able to identify the signs of mental health problems.” As part of Speak Up, the government’s action plan to address bullying and cyberbullying behaviour, the province is working with Dr. Kutcher to provide his Go-To training program for educators to learn how to recognize mental health issues. Go-To educators can identify students with a high likelihood of having a mental disorder, link the student to appropriate supports, and provide on-going help. While they do not diagnose students, Go-To educators are a link to health and mental health providers and be a contact for parents. About 65 guidance counsellors, school psychologists, mental health clinicians, SchoolsPlus staff, and social workers will be trained as Go-To educators. Using a train-the-trainer model, participants will teach others in schools across the province. The goal is to have about five trainers in each school board with about two Go-To educators in every school. “Students come to us with lots of problems and our ability to identify the root cause quickly, be it a mental health issue or perhaps bullying, can ensure they get the support they need,” said Delores Boudreau, guidance counsellor, Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. “I look forward to taking this learning back to my board. It will certainly build greater capacity in our schools to help students facing mental health issues.” Speak Up outlines more than 40 actions to support a community-wide response involving families, schools, teachers, communities, police, health-care providers and several government departments. For more information on the province’s Speak Up action plan, visit www.ednet.ns.ca .last_img read more

Govt may soon announce measures to boost exports

first_imgNew Delhi: The government is expected to soon announce measures for certain sectors, including gems and jewellery, to boost the country’s subdued exports, an official said. Finance and commerce ministries have held several round of talks on these measures, the official said. As part of a proposal that is under consideration, the government may extend the deadline for removal of tax benefits to units in the special economic zones (SEZs). In the Union Budget 2016-17, it was announced that income tax benefits to new SEZ units would be available to only those entities that commence activity before March 31, 2020. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFor the labour-intensive gems and jewellery sector, the government is looking at cutting import duty on coloured gem stones and polished diamonds from the current 7.5 per cent. There is also a consideration to increase the insurance coverage by the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India for export credit from the current 60 per cent to 90 per cent. This would enable banks to provide more export credit at competitive rates. To promote domestic manufacturing and cut imports, there is a plan for strict implementation of rules of origin criteria to check diversion of imports via free-trade agreement countries. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostA standard operating procedure could be implemented for faster clearance of import and export consignments. Exporters are demanding several other measures such as enhancing benefits of the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) for sectors like non-basmati rice and textiles, besides interest subvention for large pharmaceutical companies. “Because exports are passing through tough times amidst global contraction in demand due to economic uncertainties, support measures for exporters would help in imparting further competitiveness to it,” Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) Director-General Ajay Sahai said. S C Ralhan, president of the Ludhiana-based Hand Tools Association, said refund of indirect taxes such as on oil and power, and state levies such as mandi tax would help in dealing with liquidity issue. India’s exports have recorded 2.25 per cent growth in July. Cumulatively during April-July this fiscal, the exports dipped by 0.37 per cent to $107.41 billion.last_img read more

Students lead charge against sexual violence on campus and in halls of

first_imgThey call it “the red zone”: the first weeks of the school year when researchers say sexual violence spikes on campus.Students, particularly those in their first year, face a heightened risk of being assaulted during this season of back-to-school bashes, meeting new people and dabbling in drugs and alcohol, advocates say.And in the absence of a strong response from schools, they say, it’s students who will be fighting on the front lines to keep their peers safe as part of their prolonged efforts to prevent sexual violence, support survivors and push for policy reform.The question is whether administrators and government officials will pay heed to the demands of this swelling student movement. Many campus activists say their influence is already being felt in the halls of power and on school grounds, but some maintain there’s much more work to be done.“I think this year is a litmus test to see what (students do) when those assaults unfortunately occur — because they will — and particularly to see then how each administration responds,” said Dawn Moore, an associate professor of law and legal studies at Carleton University.Moore said a number of Canadian universities and colleges have adopted new sexual-violence policies in recent years, particularly in provinces that have passed laws making them mandatory, such as Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and Quebec.Other schools have been spurred to action by sexual-misconduct scandals, said Moore. Most recently, the University of Manitoba resolved to take another look at its policies after launching five investigations last week into allegations of sexual assault and harassment involving faculty members.The quality of these policies can vary dramatically from school to school, said Moore, but even those that appear to have the best procedures on paper sometimes fail survivors in practice.In a 2016 study on how Ontario universities are responding to the issue, Moore said 18 sexual-violence survivors told her research team that their top priority was improving school resources, which all of them had attempted to access in the aftermath of their assaults, and found the services to be grossly lacking.She said campus groups across the country have been working to fill in these gaps by providing peer-to-peer consent training, conducting sexual-violence surveys and setting up student-run support centres.In some respects, she said it seems students are doing a better job at preventing, diagnosing and treating the problem than the administrators entrusted with their academic well-being.“The ways in which students have just decided to do it for themselves, and stop asking for things they’re not going to get, I think is really impressive,” she said.“I take a lot of inspiration from the ways they’ve pushed back and just said, ‘This is needed now, so we’ll provide it now.’”Students, she said, are uniquely equipped to deal with sexual violence on campus, because it’s a threat they live with every day.Of the estimated 636,000 self-reported sexual assaults in Canada in 2014, more than 40 per cent of incidents were reported by students, according to Statistics Canada.As the largest constituency on most campuses, students possess lived experience that is essential to crafting survivor-centred policies, Moore said. She said some schools have drawn on this knowledge as a resource, but those that haven’t are in a sense “doing a violence to their students.”“It’s a violence of promising their students that their voices matter, and their campus will be safe, and then turning around and doing the exact opposite,” she said.But now, campus activists across the country are banding together to speak out against sexual violence with a collective voice that it appears some policy-makers cannot ignore.“I think the fact that so many student unions and groups are coming together and working on (this issue) shows how important and how needed it is,” said Jade Cooligan Pang, the chair of Our Turn, a national student organization representing about 30 campus groups.Our Turn traces its origins to Carleton University, where in 2017, Cooligan Pang and a few other students launched a task force to gather research-based ammunition for their campaign to reform the Ottawa school’s newly passed sexual-violence policy.After conducting a nation-wide survey of school policies and consulting with other campus activists, Cooligan Pang said the Carleton students uncovered a troubling pattern: All over Canada, students were fighting to fix similar policy problems, and facing similar pushback from administrations.These insights laid the foundation for the Our Turn Nation Action Plan, which designed a scorecard to evaluate schools’ sexual-violence policies at 14 universities. On average, the schools scored within the C range, and while there was a wide grade distribution, the students found some problems were persistent across policies.Nine schools had “gag orders” restricting how complainants can talk about their assaults, and eight had sections discouraging “frivolous claims,” according to the analysis. It also found that two schools had one-year time limits on reporting a complaint, while only one institution had so-called rape-shield protections, which aim to prevent unfair scrutiny of a complainant’s sexual history.The action plan helped set standards that administrators and government officials could refer to in bolstering their sexual-violence strategies, said Cooligan Pang. As Our Turn and other campus groups move these initiatives forward, she said, it seems like policy-makers are finally taking a lesson from students when it comes to combating sexual violence.“We took matters into our own hands,” said Cooligan Pang. “Instead of just being told, ‘No, no, no,’ we did the research. We’ve done the work, and will continue to do so.”In Halifax, Cooligan Pang said Dalhousie University’s Our Turn score has shot up from a D+ to an A after working with student representatives to develop a new sexual-violence policy. Dalhousie spokesperson Janet Bryson said officials looked at the Our Turn report during the drafting process and found that many of its recommendations were consistent with the school’s new policy.At University of King’s College, students comprise four of the nine voting members on the school’s sexual-violence policy committee. The process has at times been contentious, but all parties agree that students have played a vital role in the initial policy drafting.At the federal level, Cooligan Pang said Our Turn members lobbied Liberal officials last year to impose financial consequences on schools that fail to take action against sexual violence, and was pleased to discover that a similar measure appeared in the 2018 federal budget.Starting next year, the government said it would consider withdrawing funding from universities and colleges that are not implementing “best practices” to deal with campus sexual violence, citing the Our Turn report card among its evidence to support the move.Boosted by the #MeToo movement, Cooligan Pang said students have made significant progress at the policy level, but many of the toughest battles are still being waged by advocates on the ground.About one year after the University of British Columbia passed its sexual-violence policy, student representatives found that certain aspects of the new regime had yet to be fully realized.“A university can have a really great policy, but if implementation isn’t following that policy, then it raises issues,” said Max Holmes, vice-president of academic and university affairs at the Alma Mater Society, which represents UBC Vancouver’s student body.“The longer it takes to implement this policy, the longer survivors are hurt.”In an April submission to UBC’s board of governors, the student representatives outlined some of their concerns, pointing to a society-commissioned survey suggesting students were confused about the policy details, and suggesting the school’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office was “significantly under-resourced.”Administration officials responded to these issues with an implementation action plan that included commitments to hire more sexual-violence support workers and investigators, develop a communications strategy and provide further training and consultations.Sonya Boyce, director of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office on UBC’s Vancouver campus, said in an interview last month that eight of the 10 vacant positions on her team have since been filled.Holmes said he’s hopeful that the policy will kick into full gear in the new school year.“Students have really been at the forefront of bringing this issue forward,” said Holmes. “That’s often why they’re most effective, is that we have consistently been… pushing on this issue, and will continue to be involved.”last_img read more

UN officials gather to discuss strategy to combat polio epidemic in Sudan

Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) told the meeting of the UN’s country team that if the outbreak is not stopped rapidly, then restrictions may have to be introduced on the movement of people in the infected countries.WHO and UNICEF will also conduct a polio vaccination campaign across the whole of the country next month, the UN Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) reported.Sudan had been polio-free for several years but the disease has spread across at least 10 nations in Africa this year after vaccinations in some states of northern Nigeria were suspended in mid-2003 amid concerns from local religious leaders about the safety of the oral vaccine. Those concerns were later proven to be baseless and the vaccinations have resumed.Meanwhile, in an interview with UN Radio, UNICEF’s Special Representative for the Darfur Crisis Keith McKenzie said children are continuing to bear the brunt of the region’s conflict that has displaced more than 1.65 million people and led to the deaths of thousands of villagers since it began almost two years ago.Speaking from N’Djamena, Chad, Mr. McKenzie said his agency estimated that children form about 45 per cent of the 2.5 million Sudanese needing help as a result of the conflict between Government forces, allied militias and rebel groups. The UN has already labelled Darfur the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”These children have been witness to terrible events. They have seen family members being killed, they have seen their homes being looted and burned down, they have had to flee,” he said.Mr. McKenzie said UNICEF was trying to introduce some form of education to Darfur and the refugee camps in neighbouring Chad “because it provides these children with some form of normalcy. It brings children into schools and is an entry point for all our other child-centred activities.”About 49,000 of the estimated 63,000 Sudanese school-age children living in refugee camps in eastern Chad attend school already, and Mr. McKenzie said UNICEF plans to build more classrooms to cater for the remaining children. read more

Nissan recalls more than 220000 vehicles over faulty air bag bringing total

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra cars for the model years 2002 to 2004.It had previously announced a recall of more than 438,000 vehicles.The move is prompted by faulty air bags that have been blamed for the recall of millions of cars in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda and Toyota.The air bags systems were made by Tokyo-based Takata Corp. The air bag inflators can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the air bags are deployed. That can potentially cause serious injuries. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Nissan recalls more than 220,000 vehicles over faulty air bag, bringing total recall to 664K by The Associated Press Posted Jul 26, 2014 12:31 pm MDT read more

PSG Handball beat Montpellier in French derby

11.Saran9144268:2956 5.Chambery Savoie9603269:24212 9.Cesson Rennes-Metropole9315227:2427 10.Ivry9225242:2666 1.Paris SG9900315:24318 8.Toulouse9324260:2648 4.Montpellier9603288:24912 Montpellier handballPSG Handball 7.Aix9405265:2748 13.Creteil9207238:2754 3.Nantes8611241:21713 PSG Handball have no trouble to extend domination over Montpellier 31:25 (15:13). The reigning French champions used clear quality advantage of their roster to outplay the biggest rival on domestic stage. Thierry Omeyer with 15 saves had no mercy to his former team-mates, while Uwe Gensheimer continued a bunch of good performances with nine goals.PSG : Omeyer (15 saves) ; Gensheimer (9/14), Narcisse (4/5), Stepancic (0/2), Kounkoud (2/2), Barachet (0/2), Remili (0/3), Abalo (2/3), L. Karabatic (5/6), Hansen (0/1), Nielsen (1/1), N. Karabatic (8/10).Montpellier : Portner (7 saves), Gérard (5 saves) ; Anquetil (2/5), Simonet (2/3), Caussé (4/4), Truchanovicius (3/4), Toumi (1/1), Grébille (6/11), Dolenec (1/4), Zvizej (1/2), Kavticnik (2/5), Fabregas (2/2), Porte (0/3).STANDINGS: 14.Selestat8017196:2311 12.Dunkerque9306235:2616 6.Nimes9504264:26210 2.St. Raphael9612233:22013 ← Previous Story Dronninglund Cup 2017 to unite handball world 40th Year in a row! Next Story → Pevnov, but also Brozovic sign at TSV Hannover Burgdorf? read more

NASA captures video of incredible coronal mass ejection

first_imgUnlike the coronal mass ejections (CME) that we’ve experienced lately, the latest massive display depicted in the video above was not directed at Earth. Happening yesterday around 1:45pm EDT, our sun released a massive ribbon of hot plasma pushed off its surface by a colossal burst of solar winds. While we certainly wouldn’t want to be in the path of such a release of energy, it does make for a beautiful viewing experience.Captured by NASA‘s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), the CME was one of the largest that has happened this year, and is officially called a “Giant Prominence”. Caused by the recently discovered phenomenon known as “magnetic reconnection,” the CME results from magnetic fields rearranging themselves when two such opposing fields meet. As you can see, the resulting release of energy is massive.Stationed near the sun for its five-year mission, the SDO has been tasked with helping ground-based researchers understand how our personal star works in conjunction with the planet. Officially called the “Living with a Star” program, the SDO contains an array of instruments to help capture events such as the one that happened yesterday.The SDO craft was launched on February 11th, 2010 from Cape Canaveral, and as mentioned above will remain operational for at least five years. Understanding the weather that happens around the brightly burning heavenly body is helping to predict when dangerous radiation may be headed towards Earth and delicate installations like the International Space Station.Read more at NASAlast_img read more

Cougs to help at Habitat store improvement day

first_imgCougs in the Community, a volunteer group organized by Washington State University Vancouver, will join Habitat for Humanity for a store improvement day. Volunteers are invited to meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 10811 S.E. Second St. The cleanup ends at noon.Volunteers will organize and recycle items, and repair cabinets and furniture. Volunteers should wear outdoor attire with sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring their own tools. Volunteers 17 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates houses with the help of partner families for no profit. Through volunteers, their ReStores have kept tons of usable materials out of landfills and helped build homes in the community. Cougs in the Community volunteer projects are organized two or three times each year. WSU alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to help.To take part, call 360-546-9501 or email jbredstrand@vancouver.wsu.edu.last_img read more

Northstar Travel Media Buys PhoCus Wright Inc

first_imgNorthstar Travel Media has acquired PhoCus Wright, Inc. a b-to-b information company serving the travel and meetings industries. PhoCus Wright offers the annual PhoCus Wright Conference, which serves global travel industry leaders. PhoCus Wright founder Philip Wolff will become chairman of the company, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Northstar Travel Media.”The addition of PhoCusWright provides Northstar with leadership in the fastest-growing segment of travel, tourism and hospitality: the convergence of digital technology and the travel industry,” said Thomas Kemp, chairman & CEO of Northstar Travel Media, in a statement. Kemp told FOLIO:, “We have strong positions in print and digital; we have a budding face-to-face business, and a smaller paid subscription information business. We want to further expand with research, as well as do more events.” PhoCus Wright, a 17-year-old company, sees a revenue of close to $10 million annually. PhoCus Wright deals with the technology of travel and travel distribution with companies such as Priceline.com and Expedia. Kemp says that with this acquisition, Northstar will be able to enhance the “retail, leisure side tied to travel agencies” aspect of its business.The PhoCus Wright conference, attended by 1,500 C-level executives from the travel industry, technology providers, e-commerce and media businesses and financial investors, is a content and networking driven event held annually. The deal represents the fifth acquisition Northstar has made in the past 18 months. Earlier this year Northstar acquired the assets of online information site LuxuryTravel 360 and last March it bought the Nielsen Travel Group. Kemp says, “At a time when a lot of companies have been focused on rationalization, restructuring and getting out of the business, we’ve been very active in investing in the future of ours.”last_img read more

Superriver formed the English Channel

first_img Approximately 500,000 years ago, south-east Britain was connected by a land bridge, near present day Dover, to the Artois region of northern France. Then, roughly 450,000 years ago during a glaciation (ice age), water became trapped between the British and Fennoscandian ice sheets, and an enormous glacial lake was formed bounded by glaciers in the north and the land bridge in the south. Many rivers fed into the lake (located under what is now the North Sea), and it eventually burst its banks and flooded into the wide river valley, gouging through the soft chalk and taking sediment with it into the Bay of Biscay. The “super-river” is known to geographers as the Fleuve Manche (Channel River).In the study, published in Quaternary Science Reviews, the researchers tested the sediments found at the sea bottom and identified three periods at which sediment was deposited by the Fleuve Manche. Their results show the super-river existed during three glaciations, approximately 450,000, 160,000, and from 90 to 30,000 years ago. In the interglacial warm periods the English Channel was filled with water and separated Britain from Continental Europe.One of the project leaders, Professor Phil Gibbard of the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, said they were the first to examine the sedimentary material left by the Fleuve Manche in the Bay of Biscay. Until the present study, the only data available to scientists was from sediments in coastal Europe, but many deposits have been eroded and are incomplete. The Bay of Biscay deposits have been undisturbed at the bottom of the sea for thousands of years, and give a much more complete picture than previously available.Professor Gibbard said the study adds profoundly to the knowledge of how Britain was populated. During glaciations the sea level dropped sufficiently to allow people, plants and animals to cross from the Continent, until the glacial lake overflowed and the Fleuve Manche was formed. At this time the large amount of cold water entering the Bay of Biscay would also have affected sea currents and the environment of the time.© 2009 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — A team of Anglo-French scientists studying sedimentary deposits in the Bay of Biscay have concluded that Britain and France were separated by a “super-river” during three periods of glaciations, and they have produced a more complete picture of the process of separation than previously available. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Credit: Google Maps Explore further Catastrophic flood separated Britain from Europe: study Citation: ‘Super-river’ formed the English Channel (2009, December 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-12-super-river-english-channel.htmllast_img read more

WB govt to reduce undernutrition in women and children by 2020 Mamata

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal government has taken up a multi-sectoral strategy to reduce under-nutrition and anaemia among women and children in the state by 2020, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Saturday. On a day of the commencement of the National Nutrition Week, Banerjee said that her government had taken up the ‘State Nutrition Mission’ from July 2017. “#NationalNutritionWeek begins today. In Bangla, State Nutrition Mission as a multi-sectoral strategy to reduce under-nutrition and anaemia amongst women and children in a targeted manner by 2020, has started functioning from July 2017,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle. The National Nutrition Week is observed every year from September 01 to 07 with an objective to intensify awareness on the importance of nutrition on health which has an impact on the development, productivity, economic growth and national development.last_img read more

Review of PreN Routers

first_img PRICE Buffalo Technology AirStation MIMO Wireless Cable/DSL Router (WZR-G108) March 1, 2006 Four-port LAN switch, three-year warranty Four-port LAN switch, Quick Router Setup Wizard Wi-fi has come a long way since 802.11b. We keep getting more range and bandwidth at more affordable prices, and now it’s time for the next great leap forward to 802.11n. Well, almost. The 802.11n protocol is still being hashed out. But there are already a host of MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) hardware options on the market that will take you most of the way there. MIMO is an 802.11n component technology that sends multiple signals caroming around your site to find the surest path to multiple smart antennas. The upshot is better coverage over greater distances than 802.11g.We still have some waiting to do before the new 802.11n standard and the specific flavor of MIMO to go with it get settled. In the meantime, businesses that have an immediate need for greater range and performance than basic 802.11g offers can turn to the recent crop of MIMO routers. If your office has dead spots or you’re looking for a better mix of speed and range, you’re a good candidate for pre-n MIMO hardware.Just what kind of range gains can you expect? They vary from site to site, but the Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router (F5D8230-4) boasts 800 percent wider coverage over standard 802.11g adapters. You’ll hear a lot of comparative stats like that when looking at MIMO devices because adapter placement, office partitions and passing co-workers can affect signal efficacy. How about speed? Also relative, but always better. Buffalo Technology’s AirStation MIMO Wireless Cable/DSL Router (WZR-G108) provides up to eight times the speeds you’re used to with 802.11g. You’ll find the greatest speed gains at the edges of your network, where older Wi-Fi protocols would normally fade. One notable Buffalo feature is its AirStation One-Touch Secure System, a quick way to get your WPA security up and running. Your other adapters also need to be equipped with the One-Touch system to take advantage.To get familiar with the multiple-antenna setup you’ll be seeing in the latest routers, check out the D-Link DI-634M Wireless 108G MIMO Router. For an affordable $106 (all prices street), it features four antennas–two horizontal and two vertical–and a Quick Router Setup Wizard. The Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX200 features a four-port 10/100 switch for $99, and the three-year warranty is a nice perk. In the same price range is SMC Networks’ Barricade g 802.11g MIMO Wireless Cable/DSL Broadband Router, which is based on a 54Mbps 802.11g access point and includes a four-port Ethernet switch.The Netgear RangeMax 240 steps on the gas with up to 240Mbps of sheer speed when used in conjunction with RangeMax 240 adapters. That’s equivalent to wired Ethernet and hints at the speeds 802.11n will reach. Most MIMO-enabled routers reach about 108Mbps.Here are some things to remember when you go MIMO: You’ll want to stay with hardware from the same vendor, since interoperability can be iffy among pre-n hardware. Your existing 802.11b/g hardware should benefit from MIMO’s extended range, but the biggest performance boosts will come from upgrading across the board. And there’s no guarantee that your current MIMO hardware will get along with the yet-to-be-ratified 802.11n standard, so only upgrade if you won’t mind a possible standards mire later on. $99 Shopping List $149 Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router (F5D8230-4) Get your wireless network on the fast track and bring dead spots to life with one of these routers. $170 Four-port Ethernet switch touchless Wi-Fi security (888) NETGEAR www.netgear.com Four-port LAN switch, 16MB memory (800) 326-1688 www.dlink.com 4 min read This story appears in the March 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » D-Link DI-634M Wireless 108G MIMO Router (800) 2-BELKIN www.belkin.com $149 MANUFACTURER/ MODEL FEATURES (800) 546-5797 www.hp.com Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. $106 Four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, One-Touch Secure System Netgear RangeMax 240 Wireless Router Four-port LAN switch, touchless Wi-Fi security CONTACT Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX200 (800) SMC-4YOU www.smc.com SMC Networks Barricade g 802.11g MIMO Wireless Cable/DSL Broadband Router $100- $130 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global (800) 456-9799 www.buffalotech.com Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Related Content 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 All workstations offer excellent image-loading times and intuitive-user interfaces. Increasing their capability is companion product aycan mobile, the FDA-cleared iPad App for Teleradiology, which is designed for easy, fast, and secure viewing and transfer of DICOM images with an iPad.  OsiriX PRO is a 64-bit fast, Mac-based, vendor-neutral, highly functional advanced image-processing tool and DICOM PACS workstation for conventional, multi-slice and other image reading. Based on the open source project OsiriX, aycan’s version is turnkey with FDA 510(k) clearance, CE marking, and full integration-service and customer support. aycan will also showcase aycan print, the original DICOM paper-print solution, which now features a wider array of out put solutions and more flexible and economical pricing models. aycan print is an inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and easy way to communicate with referring physicians and patients—customers can save 90% on film costs. The oncology workstation enables oncologists to easily read images from various modalities and export key images, including calculations, and compare them with priors. Plug-ins include RECIST and FusionSync.  For more information: www.aycan.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more center_img 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 | September 09, 2013 aycan Highlights Specialty Workstations for Mammography, Oncology, Vessel Analysis News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… 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 News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more The vascular surgery workstation offers pre-operative planning and plug-ins for vessel analysis News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more At the 2013 Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting (RSNA 2013), aycan, a provider of  picture archive and communications system (PACS) solutions, will highlight new release plugins for its post-processing workstation, aycan OsiriX PRO, which significantly expands the functionality of its specialty workstations for mammography, oncology and vascular surgery. These include a new hanging protocol plugin for the aycan Mammography Workstation, aycan Oncology Workstation with RECIST and FusionSync plug-ins and the aycan Vessel Analysis Workstation with vessel analysis plug-in. All workstations offer fast image-loading times and intuitive user interfaces.The mammography workstation offers advanced hanging protocols, optimized for mammography workflow, ensure a fast and consistent reading of studies. last_img read more