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Thumb fracture no deterrent as Dhawan sweats it out in the gym

first_imgNottingham: Opener Shikhar Dhawan is not letting his injury get the better of him as he strives to recover fast and get back to playing for India in the ongoing World Cup. Dhawan posted a video of him sweating it out at the gym with a plastered thumb. Along with the video, the 33-year old shared a message thanking his fans for their best wishes. “You can make these situations your nightmare or use it (as) an opportunity to bounce back. Thank you for all the recovery messages from everyone,” Dhawan wrote alongside the video. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevDhawan was seen doing leg exercises as India get ready to take on Pakistan in a marquee clash in Manchester on Sunday. Dhawan suffered the injury after being hit by a Pat Cummins delivery during his 109-ball 117 knock against Australia. Rishabh Pant, who was initially ignored for Dinesh Karthik when the 15-member squad was picked, has been named as standby and is expected to fly in to England as cover. “Shikhar will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks, we’ll assess and see. Hopefully he’ll be available for the later half and the semi-finals. He’s motivated, we wanted to keep him back,” Kohli had said after their New Zealand tie was called off on Thursday due to rain and a wet outfield. Dhawan was back to his sublime best against Australia when he struck his 17th ODI hundred, a crisp 117 off 109 balls.last_img read more

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HP Hibbett rise Foot Locker Autodesk fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Autodesk Inc., down $8.32 to $161.22The design software company’s first quarter profit and revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts.Foot Locker Inc., down $8.43 to $44.40The shoe store’s first quarter financial results fell short of analysts’ forecast and it trimmed its profit forecast for the year.Total System Services Inc., up $13.83 to $113.45The credit card transaction company is in preliminary talks for a deal with Global Payments, according to media reports.Deckers Outdoor Corp., up $6.05 to $153.46The maker of Ugg footwear blew away Wall Street’s fiscal fourth quarter profit forecasts.HP Inc., up 84 cents to $20.03The computer and printer maker’s first quarter profit and revenue beat analysts’ forecasts.Hibbett Sports Inc., up $4.14 to $23.96The sporting goods store’s first quarter profit trounced Wall Street forecasts and it raised its profit outlook for the year.Intuit Inc., up $16.17 to $257.48The maker of TurboTax and accounting software beat Wall Street’s fiscal third quarter forecasts and gave a solid outlook for the year.Boeing Co., up $4.35 to $354.90The Federal Aviation Administration could approve the airplane maker’s 737 MAX’s return to service as soon as late June, according to media reports.The Associated Press read more

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Commentary Rejoice in the arrival of Big Ten conference play

Big Ten football fans, rejoice! Conference play has arrived and you are on the road to avoiding more national scrutiny about the quality of the league. You know the criticism of which I speak. It’s been a seemingly never-ending cascade of disparagement regarding Big Ten football, how much it has fallen off, etc. Everyone must agree the Big Ten endured a forgettable non-conference portion of the 2012 season, which included: – Then-No. 8-ranked Michigan’s 41-14 loss to then-No. 2-ranked Alabama on Sept. 1 – Penn State’s 24-14 loss to Ohio on Sept. 1 – All three losses to Notre Dame by Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State – Iowa’s 32-31 loss to Central Michigan – Too many other really bad games See, the problem with these non-conference matchups is they provide context. When Alabama trounces Michigan by 27 points, America, and particularly Southeastern Conference fans and media, can begin to quantify the gulf in talent between the SEC’s best and the Big Ten’s perceived best. When Mid-American Conference teams barge into Big Ten country and smack Iowa and Penn State around, that provides even more quantifiable evidence of the Big Ten’s perceived inferiority. Now, those loses and the kind of context they provide is nice for others’ banter and formulating others’ opinions about the quality (or lack of quality) of the Big Ten. It’s really just a bother for the fans and media of Big Ten, though. It’s bothersome, like a gnat or a cramp in your leg after a nice jog. Mercifully, the non-conference schedule is over. Big Ten teams can now beat the crap out of each other and the comparisons will still come at the conference from every direction, but those comparisons will lack the inter-conference context. Heck, Ohio State football could run the table or Wisconsin or Nebraska could end the regular season with one loss. And we’ll know it’s all hollow, but no one else will. You’ve heard the old saying that it’s safer to travel in groups. Well, the Big Ten will proceed in 2012 as a single, self-contained unit in conference play. No outside interferences like Alabama, no context-seeking MAC schools. It’s just us – the Legends and Leaders divisions. Now, it’s all about the dusty, old trophies, the ever-so-fragile reputations of the programs and all the new coaches at Big Ten schools and the, er, improvements they’ve made. Boy, is it ever nice to be back into Big Ten play, and just in time too. Another week of losses perceived to be embarrassing by those wacky pundits and they might write this conference off altogether. Safe and sound in conference play. Whew. read more

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Russell exits early as Ohio State routs Nebraska 8157 with Phil Jackson

Nebraska junior forward Walter Pitchford (35) and OSU senior center Amir Williams (23) compete for a jump ball during a Feb. 26 game at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 81-57. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerWith arguably the greatest basketball coach in recent memory watching courtside, the Ohio State men’s basketball team got back on track at the Schottenstein Center.The Buckeyes (20-8, 9-6) bounced back from back-to-back losses in emphatic fashion, defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 81-57, Thursday night.Playing in OSU’s first home game in more than two weeks, freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate said it felt good to be back in front of a home crowd.“It definitely feels good to be home. It feels like we haven’t been home in forever. But I just think the team buckled down,” he said. “We needed this win and we just came together and started playing Ohio State basketball.”With New York Knicks president Phil Jackson in the house to presumably scout OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, the Buckeyes opened up an 18-point halftime lead on the struggling Cornhuskers (13-15, 5-11) behind contributions from multiple players not named Russell.Tate was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in the opening half, scoring 14 of his career-high 22 points before the break.OSU coach Thad Matta said after the game that Tate’s performance was one of the reasons the Buckeyes were able to coast to victory.“I thought Jae’Sean was terrific. He is that guy who has a mentality … there’s not a selfish bone in him,” Matta said. “The plays that he made were there for him, I thought he took great advantage of them. It excites you to coach a kid like that.”With just three home games left in his Buckeye career, including Thursday night, senior forward Sam Thompson finished with 15 points including a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the arc.Matta said the Buckeyes are a much more dangerous team when Thompson is hitting from deep.“It’s big because he can also get inside the paint. His percentage (from 3-point range) has been a little bit low, but if you look historically throughout his career, he has been 35 (percent) plus,” Matta said. “Hopefully he is kind of hitting his groove just in terms of making shots for us because it definitely opens things up for us.”The Cornhuskers buried back-to-back 3-pointers to open the second half but 12 points was as close as the visitors came in the final frame.The story was Russell who, under the microscope of Jackson, shot just 3-of-9 from the floor and with 12:44 remaining in the game, went to the locker room with what appeared to be a cramped hamstring.He emerged from the locker room about four minutes of game time later, but did not return to the floor.Matta said Russell had been sick throughout the week and was suffering from cramps, likely because of the antibiotics he was taking.“(I) could have put him back in the game, but I just said, hey, we had a sizeable lead and thought we’ll just save him and let him get some rest for Sunday night,” Matta said.Russell, despite shooting just 2-of-7 from the field in the first half, tallied five points, five assists and three rebounds in the opening 20 minutes. He finished with 11 points, three rebounds and six assists overall.The Buckeyes jumped out to their big lead at the half in large part because of their accuracy from long range, hitting on 7-of-12 3-pointers to start the game. Nebraska connected on just three of its first 10 attempts from deep.Nebraska coach Tim Miles said he believes OSU’s fast start doomed his team early on.“I thought Ohio State’s start was the key to the game. Their defensive pressure did a good job stopping the ball and then that got us standing around,” he said. “If you’re going to contend here, you can’t get down early.”The Cornhuskers were led by junior guard Terran Petteway, who scored 12 points to go along with three rebounds and three assists.The loss for Nebraska is its sixth straight, and came in its first game Miles banned his team from the Cornhusker locker rooms after a 28-point loss at home to Iowa on Sunday.OSU is set to hit the floor again on Sunday against the Purdue Boilermakers at the Schottenstein Center. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. read more

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Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight study finds

first_imgRegular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, a study by Ohio State University has found.Eating meals at the same time every day and watching less than half an hour of television a day will also help to stave off obesity later in life, research suggests.Scientists found a link between the daily routines, emotions and weight, while studying the habits of almost 11,000 British children born between 2000 and 2002.Dr Sarah Anderson, an associate professor in Ohio State’s College of Public Health and the lead author of the report, said: “This study provides more evidence that routines for preschool-aged children are associated with their healthy development and could reduce the likelihood that these children will be obese.” Eating meals at the same time every day will also help to stave off obesity later in life, research suggests Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, is the first to look at the connections between early childhood routines and their potential association with weight issues in the pre-teen years.Researchers evaluated three household routines that three-year-old children were exposed to: regular bed time, regular meal times and whether or not parents limited television and video watching to an hour or less daily.All three household routines were associated with better emotional self-regulation, which is a measure of how easily the child becomes frustrated or over-excited. The children with less emotional regulation were more likely to be obese later, according to the study. Eating meals at the same time every day will also help to stave off obesity later in life, research suggestsCredit:Tetra Images / Alamy Children who did not go to bed at a regular time on school nights were more likely to be obese by age 11.  Dr Anderson said: “We saw that children who had the most difficulties with emotion regulation at age three also were more likely to be obese at age 11.” Watching less than half an hour of television a day means you are less likely to become obese, researchers say “This research allows us to better understand how young children’s routines around sleep, meals, and screen time relate to their regulation of emotion and behaviour.”The large, population-based, UK Millennium Cohort Study afforded the opportunity to examine these aspects of children’s lives and how they impact future risk for obesity.””Sleep is so important and it’s important for children in particular. Although there is much that remains unknown about how sleep impacts metabolism, research is increasingly finding connections between obesity and poor sleep.” Watching less than half an hour of television a day means you are less likely to become obese, researchers sayCredit: Andrew Foxlast_img read more

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Blasters realising value of longer delays allowed by EDDs

first_imgThe revolutionary transition from non-electric to electronic delay detonators (EDDs) in the field of blasting has brought many benefits to mining productivity, but there are still plenty of advantages to be gained by blast pioneers who are prepared to think ‘outside the box’.This is the message from BME Technical Director Tony Rorke, who highlighted the focus in recent years on the flexibility in blast timing that EDDs allow – and more specifically on the value of longer timing delays.“When we were first exploring the capability of EDDs, we were impressed by the accuracy that blasting with this technology allowed us,” he said. “This accuracy and reliability was a huge step forward, ensuring that there were no out-of-sequence blasts.”When using non-electric initiation systems, there were certain traditional timing conventions that were employed. These were based on the fact that accuracy decreased significantly as the length of the pyrotechnic delay elements increased and that the downlines may be severed (cut-offs) during a blast before the firing signal reaches the detonators thus leading to dangerous misfires.“To get the detonators to fire in some acceptable sequence, therefore, delay periods were in the past kept as short as possible,” he said. “The longer down-hole delay has the dominant impact of firing time accuracy, so the risk of out-of-sequence initiation is a function of the in-hole detonator. Keeping this short as possible led to delay periods of between 350 milliseconds and 550 milliseconds becoming standard for in-hole delays in surface blasting.”The result of these in-hole delays was that surface delays had to be notably shorter, to ensure an adequate ‘burning front’ – so standard delays most commonly used today for surface connections are 17, 25, 42 and 67 milliseconds. These delay periods are generally suitable for hard rock, but the shorter periods (17 and 25 milliseconds) increase the risk of out-of-sequence firing or blast choking, due to the inaccuracy of the longer in-hole periods.  However, if the surface delay periods are increased to try and prevent non-sequential firing, there is a greater risk of cable cut-offs caused by short burning fronts.“None of these problems exist with EDDs,” emphasised Rorke. “Their accuracy allows for short delays with little risk of non-sequential firing. Furthermore, each detonator counts down independently – irrespective of whether the cable attached to it is cut; this means that blast planners can programme long delays without worrying about of misfires caused by downline cut-offs.”This improves the flexibility in timing designs enormously, allowing for complex and effective timing designs – which of course is possible today with powerful software like BME’s BlastMapIII; the result is a range of blast outcomes that can effectively change the mining method and significantly reduce costs.According to Rorke, rock takes around 30 milliseconds to react to the energy of an explosion, depending on geology. This response time has led blasters to lengthen the timing delays in search of better results – and they have been rewarded. Blasting results have improved as the timing delays increase – delivering improvements in a number of areas including ore dilution control, through-seam blasting, underground blasting, trim blasting and drill pattern variation within a blast.The problem, however, is that the adoption of EDDs is not always followed by any innovation in blasting practice.“My experience is that – when operations convert from non-electric initiation systems to electronic detonators – there is a reluctance to give up the familiar 17 x 42 millisecond or 42 x 67 millisecond combinations, and miners impose these delay periods on EDDs,” he said. “This restricts the benefits of electronics to only the accuracy component and ignores the much more powerful flexibility component.”To achieve less ore dilution, for example, the advanced programming capability of EDDs needs to be harnessed. Using BME’s BlastMapIII design software with AXXIS electronic detonators, it is easy to transfer a complex timing design from a computer straight to the detonators.“The advantages with this type of timing is that it provides strong visual cues for the loading teams,” he said. “It also makes sure that displacement across ore and waste boundaries is limited, thus preventing dilution.”Through-seam blasting is another valuable innovation, not yet used much in South Africa, but successfully employed in the US and Australia. The principle is to separate the charge in the reef and the charge in the overlying waste with an aggregate ‘waste deck’. The charges in the overlying waste are fired first, followed by the charges in the reef zone a few seconds later. This can only be achieved using EDDs, as the firing of the top layer cuts of the downlines to the detonators in the layer below.“A time lag of a few seconds allows the waste to settle back on top of the reef,” he says, “so that when the reef charges fires, the overlying waste effectively blankets and confines the reef portion of the blast and thus prevents heave and dilution.”Rorke urged mines to actively explore the power of EDDs to achieve timing designs and results that are simply not possible with non-electric initiation systems.last_img read more

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Arlene Foster says all is well in the DUP despite rumours of

first_img Image: PA Wire/PA Images DUP LEADER ARLENE Foster has claimed that there are no problems within her party despite rumours of revolt within unionist ranks.There had been a number of reports claiming that senior members within the DUP had had enough of Foster’s leadership and that a new leader is what was needed.Foster has so far refused to step down from an office she took charge of in late 2015. Since that time, she has been at the helm for the cash for ash scandal, which could cost taxpayers in the North over €450 million of their own money.Foster also led the DUP into unprecedented waters. Following last week’s election, unionist parties lost their absolute majority for the first time since partition in 1921.But speaking to reporters today, Foster said there was no problem and there was certainly no revolt.“There is no revolt. I’ve had a very good meeting today with my party officers. I’ll meet with my full Assembly team tomorrow morning and talk to a lot of my other colleagues as well. So there’s no problem, no problem at all,” she said.The DUP won 28 seats in the election while Sinn Fein garnered 27 seats in the 90-seat assembly.The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), a nationalist party, won 12 seats; the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) won 10; the cross-community Alliance Party took eight; and others won five.Sinn Féin has said the party won’t work the DUP if Arlene Foster is nominated to retain her position as First Minister.The snap election was triggered in January when Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness resigned as Deputy First Minister over the long-running cash for ash scandal.Senior DUP sources have told the Belfast Telegraph Foster should consider her role and not put pride before what is best for “the party and the people of Northern Ireland”.Speaking to RTÉ’s News at One, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said of the RHI controversy, “Arlene is not acceptable as First Minister until this matter is cleared up.”He said Sinn Féin is not calling for her to step down as DUP leader, saying this is a matter for her and her party.With reporting by AFPRead: Mother releases harrowing video of daughter suffering seizures in bid to access medication >Read: 15% of workers in Galway’s hospitality sector say they have been sexually abused at work > Monday 6 Mar 2017, 9:18 PM Image: PA Wire/PA Images Share6 Tweet Email Arlene Foster says all is well in the DUP despite rumours of revolt Unionist parties have lost their absolute majority for the first time since partition in 1921. 42 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3274190 13,018 Views Short URL Mar 6th 2017, 9:18 PM By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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La naissance de 2 loups crée lespoir pour la population de lIsle

first_imgLa naissance de 2 loups crée l’espoir pour la population de l’Isle RoyaleSelon les responsables du Parc national américain de l’Isle Royale, les cris de 2 nouveaux louveteaux ont été entendus cet été dans cette île du Lac Supérieur : un nouveau souffle pour cette population insulaire de loups, bien connue des biologistes et souffrant de consanguinité. Avec ses 72 km de long et ses 14 km de large, l’Isle Royale, située dans le Lac Supérieur (Michigan, États-Unis), constitue l’habitat d’une population de loups étudiée depuis longtemps. Mais isolée et souffrant de la consanguinité, celle-ci connait des problèmes de fertilité qui menace grandement sa survie : 8 individus seulement subsistaient en 2012. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ces maigres effectifs pourraient toutefois connaître une augmentation significative, puisqu’il semblerait que deux petits au moins soient nés sur l’île cet été. C’est le 3 juillet que Rolf Peterson, de l’Université de technologie du Michigan qui, avec son épouse Candy, étudie cette population emblématique de canidés depuis 40 ans, a entendu, parmi les hurlements d’une des deux meutes de l’île (celle de la pointe ouest, qui comprend a priori 3 adultes), les cris de 2 ou 3 louveteaux. Repérer et dénombrer les individus grâce à leurs cris est une méthode fréquemment utilisée par les spécialistes de cette espèce. La naissance de ces petits est aussi une bonne nouvelle pour la population que le spécialiste s’est empressé de relayer. Toutefois, il faut rester prudent car les nouveaux spécimens devront survivre jusqu’en janvier avant d’être inclus ‘officiellement’ aux effectifs, qui devraient alors monter à 10 pour l’ensemble de l’Isle Royale. Selon le biologiste des populations John Vucetich, savoir que ces loups insulaires sont encore capables de se reproduire est une bonne nouvelle, mais ne garantit en aucune façon l’avenir de cette population trop réduite pour éviter la consanguinité. “Cela ne change pas vraiment notre préoccupation globale”, conclut-il ainsi.Le 4 septembre 2013 à 18:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Le venin dune mygale australienne comme insecticide

first_imgLe venin d’une mygale australienne comme insecticide ?Une étude réalisée par des chercheurs australiens sur le venin d’une mygale vivant dans leur pays, révèle l’efficacité de ce poison sur certains insectes, même par ingestion : une piste pour améliorer la protection des cultures contre les insectes nuisibles.Si l’on savait déjà que le venin d’araignée pouvait s’avérer redoutable, c’est une utilité inattendue que lui ont trouvé des chercheurs australiens. Selon leur étude publiée dans la revue PLoS ONE, cette substance pourrait servir d’insecticide afin d’éliminer les nuisibles.Généralement, le venin des araignées neutralise la proie lorsqu’il est injecté dans le corps de celle-ci. Cependant, Glenn King et Maggie Hardy, de l’Institut de bio-science moléculaire à l’Université du Queensland, ont découvert dans le venin d’une mygale d’Australie (Selenotypus plumipes) une nouvelle toxine qui peut agir par voie orale sur les insectes, les intoxiquant gravement lorsqu’ils l’absorbent : la protéine OAIP-1 (Orally Active Insecticidal Peptide-1).D’après les chercheurs, sa puissance est similaire à celle de l’insecticide synthétique appelé imidaclopride. OAIP-1 est ainsi particulièrement efficace sur l’insecte lépidoptère Helicoverpa zea, un fléau pour les champs de coton, de tomates et de maïs. De plus, dans la mesure où il doit être ingéré pour fonctionner et qu’il se dégrade naturellement, cet insecticide présenterait moins de risques que les produits conventionnels agissant par contact.Des plantes OGM résistantes aux nuisibles ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les applications de cette découverte pour l’agriculture sont donc prometteuses et l’enjeu est de taille : les insectes nuisibles réduisent le rendement des cultures mondiales de 10 à 14% par an et endommagent 9 à 20% des produits agricoles alimentaires stockés. Aussi, les auteurs de l’étude suggèrent que les gènes qui, chez cette mygale, codent pour la fabrication de la protéine OAIP-1, pourraient être utilisés pour concevoir des plantes résistantes aux insectes nuisibles. “La découverte révolutionnaire que les toxines d’araignées peuvent avoir une activité orale a des implications non seulement pour leur utilisation comme bio-insecticides, mais aussi pour [un potentiel] (…) usage thérapeutique”, conclut Glenn King.Le 12 septembre 2013 à 19:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho

first_imgManchester United have parted company with manager Jose Mourinho after two-and-a-half years in charge at Old Trafford.Manchester United slipped 19 points behind the Liverpool on Sunday and a poor start to the Premier League season has left them in 6th place.Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club.We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future. #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 18, 2018harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…The club issued a statement on Tuesday morning which read: “Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future. A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”Mourinho won the Europa League and League Cup double in 2017, reached the FA Cup final and finished runners-up the Premier League behind City last season.Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been touted as his possible replacement at United.last_img read more

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Fire damages duplex in VanMall neighborhood

first_imgA backyard fire that spread into the attic of a VanMall neighborhood duplex caused an estimated $55,000 in damage Thursday evening. Fire crews arrived at 5515 N.E. 89th Ave. around 5:26 p.m. Three engines, two trucks and 17 firefighters responded. They found smoke and flames coming out of the roof vents, said Kevin Stromberg, spokesman for Vancouver Fire. A neighbor had alerted one family in the duplex that there was a fire in their backyard. Both families –nine people total — evacuated before crews arrived. By then, the fire had spread to the attic. Firefighters entered the burning building and tried to confine the fire to the attic. The fire was under control in 15 minutes. At The Columbian’s press time, the cause was undetermined, although an improperly disposed of cigarette is suspected, Stromberg said. Vancouver Police, American Medical Response and the Red Cross later arrived on scene.last_img read more

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Final Update North Fork Fire 100 Contained

first_imgCrews mopped up, or removed all remaining heat, 200 feet in from the fire perimeter on this 59-acre fire. As of 10:00am, Friday morning, the Level 1 “Ready” evacuation notice was lifted for residents living along North Fork Road, north of the fire and in communities along the Diamond Ridge Road to the south. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Division of Forestry (AK DOF), Kenai-Kodiak Area, announced that North Fork Fire was 100 percent contained as of Saturday evening. This will be the last update on the North Fork Fire unless significant changes occur.last_img

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Red Dog Mine owners sue borough over severance tax

first_imgThe Delong Mountain Transportation System, financed by AIDEA, was opened in 1990 to serve the Red Dog Mine. It includes this 52-mile gravel industrial haul road from the mine to the port facility. (Photo: AIDEA)A world-class zinc mine operating in northwest Alaska is suing the Northwest Arctic Borough, claiming the municipality has enacted an unfair severance tax.Download AudioTeck Alaska Inc. claims the tax will double or triple payments by the Red Dog Mine to the borough.Messages left with the borough mayor’s office today were not immediately returned.The company seeks a court order for borough officials to negotiate in good faith.The tax would replace a “payment in lieu of taxes” system set up before the borough developed a tax code.Teck Alaska paid $11.6 million to the borough in 2015. The company estimates the severance tax would increase that to as much as $40 million.Teck says the tax falls on just one taxpayer for a product sold exclusively in foreign commerce.last_img read more

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Commuters in NYC and Austin Get Some Techy Upgrades

first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer January 30, 2014 Starting this week, Verizon Wireless service is now available in 35 New York City subway stations on the west side of Manhattan, a stretch that covers busy stops like Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park. The rollout is part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s goal to completely outfit the 110-year-old subway system (which Mayor Bill de Blasio recently called “the eighth wonder of the world”) with wireless access by 2017. The $200 million project is being implemented by Transit Wireless, in partnership with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and Boingo Wireless.Related: The Beginner’s Guide to Securely Using Public Wi-FiNew York isn’t alone in making Wi-Fi a priority; its neighbors are getting on board as well. In June, New Jersey Transit announced a public-private partnership with Cablevision to build a dedicated wireless network for the entire system by 2016.And it’s not just the East Coast getting in on the innovation game when it comes to public transportation. Capitol Metro, the transit system that provides service for Austin, Texas, worked with mobile ticketing startup Bytemark to develop a free CapMetro App. The app, which was released this week, allows commuters to store passes and tickets on their smartphones. Austin is, of course, home to South by Southwest (SXSW), the ever-expanding interactive, film and music festival that descends upon the city every March. It would seem that this feature will help a number of visitors get around come spring, just so long as they remember to bring their chargers.        Related: South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed 2 min readcenter_img Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Listen Nowlast_img read more

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Why people should know more about lupus

first_imgImage credited to insidetheclinic.com/lupus-rash/ Lupus, or the full term systemic lupus erythematosus, was brought to the public’s attention when it was publicized in social media. It is more widespread than leukemia, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. It has symptoms that are similar to other conditions and the public should be made more aware in order for unknown sufferers to get an earlier diagnosis.What is lupus?It is the inflammation to the joints, skin and other organs and is a long term condition. Lupus is unfortunately incurable at the moment but early treatment could help relieve symptoms.What are the symptoms?Usually lupus symptoms are joint pains, butterfly-shaped skin rashes over the nose and cheeks and extreme tiredness even though you have rested well. Other less common symptoms include weight loss, swollen glands, light sensitivity which causes rashes on exposed skin and also bad circulation to fingers and toes which results in a cold and numb sensation. Lupus is dangerous as it may affect various body parts especially when internal organs are involved like the heart, brain, kidney or lungs. Most patients will have only one or some of the symptoms which comes and goes.Image credited to insidetheclinic.com/lupus-rash/Sometimes the disease flares up and becomes worse over a few weeks or longer, and then symptoms might settle down again. The reason for this relapse and remission is not known yet.Who is likely to have it?According to Arthritis Research UK, lupus is nine times more likely to develop in women than men. It is more common in Chinese, African or Caribbean origin. It mostly affects the younger population as there are only 1 out of 15 cases of it developing in patients over 50 years.How is it diagnosed?It is diagnosed through the presenting symptoms, a physical examination and blood tests. Tests are helpful in eliminating other medical conditions. Examples of blood tests are anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) test, anti-double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) antibody test, anti-RO antibody test and others. Roughly 95% of people having lupus are ANA positive but some who do not have lupus are tested positive too so this test alone cannot confirm the diagnosis. About 70% of people with lupus have the anti-dsDNA antibodies and a positive result shows that it is very likely to be lupus as those without lupus are hardly ever positive.What are the causes?There are no known causes of lupus but there are a few triggers discovered from different researches. Lupus may be triggered during puberty, during menopause, through sunlight exposure, as an outcome of trauma, after giving birth, after a long term effect of certain medications or after a viral infection.How is it treated?Generally, lupus is treated with anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen for joint or muscle pain, hydroxychloroquine for tiredness and joint problems or steroids for kidney inflammation. A kidney transplant may be needed if the kidney is severely damaged. Immunosuppressant drugs are usually used in more severe conditions of lupus and the patient would need regular blood tests.Image credited to https://www.findatopdoc.com/Healthy-Living/Treating-LupusResearch by Dr. Betty Diamond, a professor from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York, has found that blood pressure medication could improve the cognitive and emotional difficulties of lupus. She will be using the money from a prize awarded to her as funds for a study to find if angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms in mice. “Positive results in mice could lead to clinical trials of ACE inhibitors in patients with lupus,” said Dr. Diamond.Living with lupusThose who are newly diagnosed with lupus or starting medication may find it difficult to resume daily activities due to the symptoms and side effects, but it is not impossible. Patients should educate themselves more on the condition- there is really no other way. They should try to minimize and resolve feelings of stress, anger or depression; they should also let family, friends or work colleagues know the triggers so that they may be able to help in times of need. Lupus patients should avoid direct sunlight or fluorescent lights and pace daily activities to reduce fatigue. It may take time for them to get used to it, but it is important that they are able to improve their quality of life while responding to the difficulties of the illness.last_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success – Part 1Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:44Loaded: 1.86%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The volume of videos, images and other rich media content continues to grow in the enterprise. Perceptive Cloud Share helps businesses realize the full value of this content by storing it in the cloud and securely delivering the content both within the firewalls and outside of the organization — without compromising security or overburdening IT. Capable of storing content in the cloud or connecting to existing storage systems, Perceptive Cloud Share manages large rich media files without the additional infrastructure overhead required for storing and moving these files on the premises. Leveraging the robust video management features of Perceptive Media, Perceptive Cloud Share allows users to upload diverse file formats to the application, where they are transcoded, optimized and made available for streaming to a broad range of devices. Users can upload and share video files from any device, and they can also add custom metadata, search videos and even add bookmarks and comments to specific sections of videos.For more information: www.perceptivesoftware.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more 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 Building the Right Team for Success in the Consolidated Enterprise – Part 2Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:52Loaded: 1.65%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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AP PHOTOS Indigenous beauty queen chosen in Ecuador

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — There was no bathing suit or modern evening gown competition in this beauty contest.Instead, the young Ecuadorean women competing in the event for indigenous beauties wore native costumes and headwear. Black high-heeled pumps were the only truly Western clothing on display.Contestants for the Miss Indigenous Ecuador beauty contest on Friday had to belong to one of the country’s many Indian groups and speak a native language. Eleven women from around the country participated. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober In this Friday, May 22, 2015 photo, beauty contestants rehearse the presentation parade for the Miss Indigenous Ecuador beauty contest, in a waiting area backstage at the Casa de la Cultura theater, in Quito, Ecuador. Contestants for the beauty contest have to belong to one of the country’s many Indian groups and speak a native language. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona The women nervously prepared backstage beforehand. Helen Matugo, a member of the Otavalo people, looked into her compact mirror while Patricia Grefa, representing Pastaza province, arranged her hair. Nancy Maliza, of the Chibuleo indigenous group, stood still while her mother helped her arrange her dress with a safety pin.The winner was 19-year-old Jenny Guillin of the Puruha people. Organizers say she now gets the right to participate in the Miss Ecuador contest.Amid cheers and tears, Guillin was crowned with a specially designed tiara that included a “chacana,” or indigenous cross, and an aboriginal symbol for the sun.___Follow AP photographers and photo editors on Twitter: http://apne.ws/15Oo6jo.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

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Onefinestay becomes global leader in luxury private rentals

first_imgAccorHotels has announced the grouping of Travel Keys, Squarebreak and onefinestay with the intention to integrate the three companies under the onefinestay brand before the end of 2017. The portfolio will be placed under the responsibility of Javier Cedillo-Espin, who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of onefinestay to head up the grouping of the three brands collaboratively with a team of executives from onefinestay, Travel Keys and Squarebreak.The newly appointed CEO commented, “With this new step in consolidating our leadership position, onefinestay now has a sound platform combining brand excellence, a vast and complementary offer and distribution efficiency. We are hugely excited about the global development potential for our network. Our guests are always asking for more places where they can enjoy our professional hospitality and concierge experience and the integration of these 3 innovative brands is the answer.”Through the integration of the three hospitality innovators, onefinestay guests will be able to experience over 10,000 of the world’s finest homes combined with worldwide professional hospitality and concierge services.last_img read more

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Taking inspiration from the city artworks by one

first_imgTaking inspiration from the city, artworks by one of the country’s most famed modern artists and the four seasons of the year, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon will have three new Afternoon Tea menus created by the hotel’s distinguished Pastry Chef Fabian Nguyen.While the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China, it’s oft said that it was popularised in England by King Charles II’s Portuguese wife, Queen Catherine of Braganza. It is believed that even marmalade was first created using the Queen’s very own recipe, with oranges from her homeland, Vila Viçosa in Southern Portugal. But it was not until much later that the concept of afternoon tea first appeared in England, having been introduced by Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford in the mid-19th century.At that time, the upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea, which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock. At Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon this pause for tea has always been a fashionable social event; in fact, tea has been served at the hotel since the grand opening in November 1959, when it was known as Hotel Ritz. It is partly that sense of heritage which continues to make it so popular still today.With the arrival of the first grey days of autumn, filled with chattering guests and overlooking Eduardo VII Park, Almada Negreiros Lounge becomes the most coveted place in Lisbon to enjoy this ritual. Sit back, relax and enjoy as one is seduced by the comfortable arm chairs, twinkling chandeliers, the magnificent orchid display and Almada Negreiros’ one-of-a-kind tapestries. Choose from the Afternoon Tea menu and for a couple of hours, feel like royalty.New Afternoon Tea MenuTraditional tea includes the requisite finger sandwiches with smoked salmon and thinly sliced cucumber sandwiches, alongside fresh scones served with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam, pastries and cake on a gold tiered cake stand. But the new Lisbon, Almada Negreiros and Four Seasons Ritz Afternoon Teas are so much more than this. Afternoon Tea is theatrical: immaculately presented waiters flitting among the tables that are topped with pretty chinaware and silver tea services, and the resident pianist playing the soundtrack to accompany it all.On the menu there are three Afternoon Teas conceived by Pastry Chef extraordinaire Fabian Nguyen with unique flavours for every palate: for the classy and more traditionalists, the Lisbon Afternoon Tea filled with typical Portuguese flavours, a journey through the county’s sweet treats; for the creative ones, the Almada Negreiros Afternoon Tea inspired by the artist’s modernist masterpieces; finally, for the fashionistas and hip crowd always looking for the next trend, the Four Seasons Ritz Afternoon Tea, brings new flavours and colours each season.The tea selection itself also deserves a place under the spotlight. Served by the hotel’s friendly waiters from gleaming silver teapots and poured into the finest china, the list features more than twenty kinds of premium loose-teas and infusions from all over the world, including tea from the Azores from the oldest and currently only tea plantation in Europe, a selection of white teas from Mount Fuji, green tea, matcha and sencha, traditional black and oolong tea.Besides a wonderful cup of hot tea, to satisfy one’s sweet tooth on the coldest days, nothing is more comforting than the velvety hot chocolate with the hotel’s signature chocolate, ChocoRitz – as rich in aroma and colour, as it is intense in flavour.The new Afternoon Teas are:Lisbon Afternoon Tea – The city of Lisbon and its flavours were the inspiration behind its conception: mini Portuguese custard tarts, pastéis de feijão (bean tarts), queijadas de Sintra (fresh cheese and almond tarts), and even some delicate sweets alluding to the traditional Azulejos (Portuguese tiles).Price: EUR 25 per personAlmada Negreiros Afternoon Tea – Taking inspiration from modern artist Almada Negreiros, his art works, the colours and geometrical patterns from his tapestries in the lounge, the Pastry Chef was motivated to create a delicate fine pastry selection that captures the artist’s essence and creativity, transforming flavours and textures into true works of art. Crisp yet chewy macarons in assorted flavours, creamy éclairs with their classic French choux dough and decorated with gold leaf, and financiers – all extremely colourful and of course, photogenic.Price: EUR 37 per person (includes a flûte of Perrier Jouët Champagne)Four Seasons Ritz Afternoon Tea – This particular tea begins with a glass of Champagne, and every season, new colours and flavours will be highlighted, bringing something fresh to the traditional five o’clock tea.Price: EUR 45 per person (includes a flûte of Perrier Jouët Champagne)last_img read more

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