Brno (Czech Republic): Honda’s Marc Marquez claimed his 50th career race win with victory at the Czech MotoGP on Sunday after the race had originally been delayed by 45 minutes due to rain. Spain’s defending champion beat Ducati’s Italian Andrea Dovizioso by 2.4sec to extend his advantage at the top of the riders’ standings to 63 points with his sixth triumph of the season. “I was really concentrating from the beginning because there was some wet patches on turn one but I decided to start and keep my rhythm,” Marquez, 26, told broadcaster BT Sport. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I saw ‘Dovi’ was behind me and I kept pushing and pushing and pushing. “I am very happy, it was a crazy weekend,” he added. Australian Jack Miller pipped Alex Rins to third spot for his second podium of the campaign in a race cut by one lap due to adverse weather conditions. “This is definitely the better one (podium), it was nice to fight at the end,” Millar said. “I saw Rins’ rear tyre was spinning so I just bided my time, waited and waited and he was really struggling,” the 24-year-old added. Eight-time world champion Valentino Rossi was sixth and trails Marquez by 110 points in the overall standings. Earlier in the day, Marc’s brother Alex also made the most of pole position to dominate the Moto2 to register his fifth win of the season.
Indian government’s organised euphoria over its huge diplomatic success in isolating Pakistan is over by now with the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs demanding that India’s Prime Minister immediately lift the sanctioned curfew in Kashmir. The members further said that the European Union and European Parliament should issue a reactionary statement on the situation in Kashmir as soon as possible. This stance of European Parliament as also the sentiments expressed by most of the British MPs who took part in discussions on Kashmir situation on Wednesday is a major setback to India and this shows that all the so-called magic touch of our PM to diplomacy given at the recent G-7 meeting, has made no impact. The continued lockdown in Kashmir valley and the restrictions on civil liberties for nearly a month have been costing India’s image heavily. The European Parliament’s committee has requested the European External Action Service, the EU’s foreign ministry, to submit a full report comprising a violation of human rights and international law in Kashmir. Also Read – A special kind of bondIn fact, government leaders in India depended so much on Modi’s personal chemistry with the US President Donald Trump, they forgot that Trump also has his limits and in his last meeting at the sidelines of G-7, he only said that Modi is a good friend and he has promised that things will be under control. Only a few days after that, the US embassy spokesperson in New Delhi said that the US was very concerned over detentions and restrictions in Kashmir and hoped that J&K would soon return to normal political status as committed by the Indian PM. Also Read – Insider threat managementThat way, the EU Parliament statement was an affirmation of its understanding that the Indian government has taken no follow-up step since the G-7 meeting for restoring normal conditions in the valley as per the PM’s commitment. The fact has been noted that all the political leaders of the mainstream parties are in detention and the communications blockade is still in full force. The international media is reporting developments in the valley on a day-to-day basis and the western embassies are also monitoring developments in J&K. The mainstream national media may go by the government press notes due to their compulsions but the embassies are sending their own reports based on the information provided by their own sources. If the government still continues with its policy of not to have any effective dialogue with the mainstream political leaders by releasing them from the detention, the tone of the so-called friends of Modi will be harsher in the coming days. For the Europeans and the American senators, human rights is a major issue and they will continue to monitor the day-to-day developments in the Kashmir valley in the coming period. Pakistan will have to do nothing now in international diplomacy. The continuation of the lockdown and the restrictions on civil liberties including the detention of the senior political leaders will do the job for them. In the US, the foreign relations committee is seized of the issue of human rights in Kashmir and a report is being prepared. The Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has just said that the US government must speak out boldly in favour of international humanitarian law and in support of a UN-backed peaceful resolution that respects the will of the people of Kashmir. More importantly, PM will be addressing the UN General Assembly in the last week of this month. That period will be crucial for Indian diplomacy as another 24 days will pass and if in Kashmir, no initiative takes place to start a political dialogue with the Kashmiri leaders, PM Modi will be faced with a very embarrassing situation. He will be held guilty of not acting as per his commitment to Trump. Pakistan PM will naturally try to take maximum advantage of this failure on the part of India in his address to the UNGA. The Modi-Shah duo has to take a thorough review of the situation in the valley and take some steps immediately which can at least show that the political process has been initiated. Otherwise, PM will have a tough time during his visit to the UN this month. IPA (The views expressed are strictly personal)
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state TV says the country’s navy has acquired two new mini submarines designed for operations in shallow waters such as the Persian Gulf.Thursday’s report says the one of the submarines — also known as midget submarines — was built in 18 months. The other, previously built, took 10 months to overhaul.The report says the two Ghadir-class submarines have sonar-evading technology and can launch missiles from under water, as well as fire torpedoes and drop marine mines. Iran began manufacturing Ghadir subs in 2005. The first was unveiled in 2007 and by 2012, five such submarines were incorporated into Iran’s navy.Midget submarines weigh less than 150 metric tons and are used for short missions, with no living accommodations for a crew of up to nine.The Associated Press
Rabat – In the midst of the heated controversy of Mohammed bin Nayef being relieved from his role as Saudi Crown Prince, Saudi officials have denied a recent report from the New York Times claiming that bin Nayef has been confined to his palace and restricted from travel.Earlier this month, amid the escalating tension between Saudi Arabia-led alliances and Qatar, King Salman Bin Abdelaziz named his son (and Nayef’s cousin), Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdelaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Minister in a major and unexpected move, replacing 57-year-old Nayef.Mohammed bin Nayef was immediately dismissed from his positions as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. The newly appointed Crown Prince held the position of Heir until today’s reshuffle. The change in ministry comes amid an unprecedented diplomatic crisis crippling the Gulf region after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt decided to severe diplomatic with Qatar, shutting down all air, land and see borders with the gas-rich country. The NY Times said on Wednesday that Mohammed bin Nayef was prevented from leaving his Jeddah palace “after his trusted guards had been replaced by guards loyal to Mohammed bin Salman.” The Times report also stated that restrictions had been imposed on bin Nayef’s daughters, who were to remain in the palace for an undetermined period of time.In response to the claims, a Saudi official spoke to Reuters, denying the report by saying that it was “not true, 100 percent,” despite the fact that Mohammed bin Nayef has not been seen since a Saudi state media aired a video of him on June 21. The official did not provide further information.A senior US official told the Times that it was an “indication that Mohammed bin Salman does not want any opposition,” and political power is at stake. “He doesn’t want any rear-guard action within the family,” the official said. “He wants a straight elevation without any dissent – not that bin Nayef was plotting anything anyway.”
The re-appointment, which takes effect from 1 September, was made after consultations with the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Prof. van Ginkel, 62, graduated in human and physical geography, anthropology and history at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he also earned his doctorate degree. Among other positions over the course of his academic career, Prof. van Ginkel has served as Dean of Faculty and Rector of Utrecht University. In 1992, he became a member of the UNU Governing Council and was appointed as its fourth Rector in 1997.Founded in 1973, the UNU is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and the dissemination of knowledge to further the UN’s aims of peace and progress. Headquartered in Tokyo, the University has 13 research and training centres around the world and cooperates with more than 100 research institutions in various countries across the globe.
WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer sentiment rose in December to its highest level since July, lifted in part by low inflation, which has boosted Americans’ purchasing power.The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index, released Wednesday, rose to 92.6 from 91.3 in November. That’s just below this year’s average of 92.9, the highest annual average in 11 years.The mood of consumers has been boosted this year by steady hiring, which has brought the unemployment rate down to a seven-year low of 5 per cent. There are also early signs that businesses are offering higher pay to attract and keep workers.At the same time, Americans are responding positively to persistently low prices. They are more optimistic about their inflation-adjusted incomes than at any time since 2002, the Michigan survey found.Consumer spending has picked up this year as modest gains in income and cheaper gas have put more money in Americans’ wallets. The greater spending has offset drags on the economy from a strong dollar, which has depressed exports by making U.S. goods pricier overseas, and cheaper oil, which has caused widespread job cuts in oil patch states.“The economic fundamentals are in place for relatively strong 2016 consumer spending,” said Chris Christopher, an economist at IHS Global Insight. “Several positives such as lower gasoline prices, modest consumer price inflation and increasing consumer confidence are assisting many lower- and middle-income households in spending a little more freely.”Spending grew 0.3 per cent in November, the government said Wednesday in a separate report, after no change in October.Low inflation has increased consumers’ buying plans for household appliances, cars, and other big-ticket items to the highest level in a decade, the Michigan survey found.For now, inflation remains low, having risen just 0.4 per cent in the past 12 months, according to the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge.The proportion of consumers who think inflation is eroding their living standards fell to the lowest point in more than a decade, the Michigan survey found.Even so, Americans’ dependence on discounts could pose a future challenge for the economy if consumers begin to scale back their purchases once prices rise. Typically, inflation rises as economic growth picks up. The Federal Reserve expects inflation to move closer to its 2 per cent target over the next two years.That’s why Fed policymakers last week raised the short-term interest rate they control for the first time in nine years.Consumers may easily handle higher prices if wages also increase. There are signs that is happening — wages and salaries rose a solid 0.5 per cent in November, the government said — but pay increases have been generally sluggish since the recession ended more than six years ago. by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Dec 23, 2015 8:26 am MDT Last Updated Dec 23, 2015 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US consumer confidence reaches highest level in 5 months, buoyed by low inflation
M. FellainiBelgium+0.31-0.03+0.28-0.24 J. VertonghenBelgium2.78.2+5.5 The biggest changes in share of team productionWorld Cup players with the biggest increase from share of club team’s expected goals and assists to share of national team’s expected goals and assists, 2014-18 L. ModricCroatia+0.28+0.05+0.33+0.17 R. LewandowskiPoland+0.25+0.01+0.26-1.35 Share of team exp. goals + assists G. SigurdssonIceland+0.38-0.22+0.16+0.20 C. EriksenDenmark+0.53-0.13+0.39+0.29 PlayerCountryGOALsassistsGoals + AssistsExp. Goals + Assists L. PiszczekPoland10.017.1+7.1 E. HazardBelgium+0.30+0.68+0.98+0.45 J. MikelNigeria+0.39+0.41+0.80+0.44 J. KimmichGermany-0.02+0.33+0.31+0.24 T. SilvaBrazil+0.31-0.03+0.27+0.19 The leaderboard is peppered with players who have made a difference in Russia: Swiss mainstays Blerim Dzemaili and Xherdan Shaqiri led their team to the round of 16, while Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric have been the backbone of the Croatian attack. Another quick and crafty midfielder — this one from Colombia — has been very good for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich over the past four seasons, but he’s been downright marvelous for Los Cafeteros: From 2014 to 2018, James Rodriguez scored nearly half a goal more per 90 minutes while wearing the yellow Colombia kit than while donning club colors. In our sample, his difference in expected goals plus assists from club to country is second to only Dzemaili, who plays for Bologna in Italy. It’s no surprise then that Colombia was eliminated by England in the round of 16 when a calf injury sidelined James.Hazard and James are built to wear their national team jerseys. But there are others — two of whom are often invoked in the GOAT conversation — who seem to perform a little worse, or at least score with less frequency, on the international stage. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two best players in the world,4They’ve each won five of the past 10 Ballon d’Or awards, given to the best soccer player in the world. but both have underwhelmed a bit while representing their countries. M. RojoArgentina+0.19+0.12+0.31+0.22 DIfference between club and national team T. MeunierBelgium16.324.9+8.6 When we think of the best soccer players in history, we rarely think about the relatively inconsequential goals they scored for their club teams in midseason matches against their middle-of-the-pack competition. Instead we think about how they played for their national teams, and especially how they performed at major international tournaments like the World Cup. We think of a 17-year-old named Pelé delivering Brazil its first title in 1958; we think of Diego Maradona ripping through England’s defenses (and famously getting a little handsy with the ball in the box) in 1986; we think of the French maestro Zinedine Zidane scoring twice on home soil to topple Ronaldo and Brazil in 1998.Some players just seem built to wear their national team’s jersey.We wanted to know if there are certain players who play well for their club but disappear when playing for their national team — and certain players who raise their production when playing for country. So we looked at the tallies of expected goals and assists per 90 minutes for every player at the World Cup and compared the difference between club stats1Big five European leagues only. and country2Including World Cup, World Cup qualifiers and each confederation’s tournament. since 2014. We also looked at each player’s share of his entire team’s expected goals plus assists.Among the remaining stars at the 2018 World Cup, the best example of one who thrives while representing his country is Belgium’s Eden Hazard — at least based on raw production. The quick and crafty man from Wallonia has a knack for playing his best soccer when the world is watching. From 2014 to 2018, Hazard scored 0.30 more goals per 90 minutes and provided 0.68 more assists per 90 minutes while wearing a Belgium jersey than while repping Chelsea blue — while his expected goals plus assists are 0.45 better for Belgium.Hazard’s exceptional international form has carried over into this World Cup: In three games played, he contributed two goals and two assists — one of which tied the match against Japan after Belgium had gone down 2-0. The diminutive Belgian danced at the left corner of the penalty area, shrugging off a pursuant Yuya Osako before delivering an inch-perfect cross with his left foot to the edge of the 6-yard box and onto Marouane Fellaini’s head. Fellaini scored, but Hazard’s brilliance was responsible.Hazard’s form and contributions are expected. Thomas Meunier’s form and contributions, on the other hand, are a bit of a surprise. The right back has been perfectly competent for Paris Saint-Germain, but he’s been an outright world beater on the international stage: Since 2014, he’s scored 0.32 more goals per 90 minutes and provided 0.73 more assists per 90 minutes while playing for Belgium than for his clubs. The biggest of his 10 international assists was the one he provided to Nacer Chadli to knock off Japan on Monday. Both Meunier and Hazard are among the top seven players at the World Cup when it comes to expected goals plus assists for country versus club. But based on actual goals and actual assists, both Belgians are in the top three.3Only Poland/Wolfsburg winger Jakub Blaszczykowski has them both beat. From 2014 to 2018, Messi notched 0.61 fewer expected goals plus assists per 90 minutes while draped in the vertical blue and white stripes of Argentina. Ronaldo has found it more difficult to score for Portugal: Over the same span, he scored an entire goal per 90 minutes fewer with Portugal than he did with Real Madrid, and he averaged 1.53 fewer expected goals plus assists. And Uruguay’s superstar striker Edinson Cavani has had it even worse: He averaged 2.04 fewer expected goals plus assists per 90 minutes with La Celeste than he with Paris Saint-Germain.The outlook gets brighter for Messi and Ronaldo (but not for Cavani) when you consider their contributions as a percentage of their national team’s expected goals plus assists versus their club team’s since 2014: Messi was responsible for 57.5 percent of Barcelona’s expected output and 63.3 percent of Argentina’s, while Ronaldo accounted for 54.6 percent of Real Madrid’s expected output and 59.4 percent of Portugal’s. They’re not in James or Rakitic territory, but they’re not in the red either. IscoSpain+0.13-0.38-0.25-0.29 B. DzemailiSwitzerland23.431.0+7.6 A. IniestaSpain13.319.1+5.8 J. MikelNigeria5.227.9+22.7 A. GriezmannFrance-0.30+0.12-0.17+0.28 Only players who played 1,000 minutes for a major European team since 2014; national team data is only major tournaments.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group J. BlaszczykowskiPoland+0.52+0.58+1.10+0.50 S. RamosSpain9.615.9+6.3 PlayerCountryGOALsAssistsGoals + AssistsExp. Goals + Assists C. EriksenDenmark36.548.8+12.3 X. ShaqiriSwitzerland42.848.1+5.3 I. RakiticCroatia-0.02+0.30+0.28+0.39 D. MertensBelgium-0.63+0.38-0.25-0.84 J. RodriguezColombia+0.49+0.03+0.52+0.53 M. RojoArgentina7.113.9+6.8 L. MessiArgentina57.563.3+5.8 J. RodriguezColombia34.5%58.5%+24.0 KokeSpain-0.21-0.23-0.44-0.27 C. RonaldoPortugal54.659.4+4.8 Only players who played 1,000 minutes for a major European team since 2014; national team data includes only major tournaments.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group E. CavaniUruguay-1.48-0.33-1.81-2.04 D. CarvajalSpain9.714.5+4.8 The club team heroesWorld Cup players with the biggest drop-off in expected goals plus assists per 90 minutes between national team and club team, 2014-18 NeymarBrazil45.658.4+12.8 L. MessiArgentina-0.67+0.11-0.56-0.61 PlayerCountryClubNationalDifference E. BanegaArgentina-0.21+0.06-0.15-0.37 I. GundoganGermany17.332.4+15.1 The national team heroesWorld Cup players with the biggest discrepancy in expected goals plus assists per 90 minutes between club team and national team, 2014-18 Messi and Ronaldo probably only appear to be underperforming on the international level because they’ve spent the past decade thrashing defenses in Spain’s La Liga while playing for two clubs that are lousy with all-world talent. Scoring at a pace of roughly a goal per game is difficult to sustain over the course of a single season; Messi and Ronaldo have been doing it for 10. They’re not performing terribly for their national teams, they’ve just set the bar too high for themselves.But then there’s Neymar, the other greatest player in the world. He has set his bar pretty high during his time with Barcelona and now with Paris Saint-Germain. But unlike the two legends lording over him, Neymar has been able to vault over it — he scores at roughly the same rate for Brazil as he does for his club, and he provides more assists. And Neymar has increased his share of the team’s expected goals plus assists by 12.8 percentage points from club team to national team.Argentina is done; Portugal is done; Brazil and Belgium meet tomorrow in Kazan to decide who gets a spot in the semifinals. So it will be Hazard and Neymar trying to become the next Pelé, Maradona or Zidane.Check out our latest World Cup predictions. P. PogbaFrance-0.11-0.39-0.50-0.26 C. VelaMexico-0.03+0.35+0.31+0.18 B. SilvaPortugal-0.60+0.04-0.56-0.45 A. Di MariaArgentina+0.04-0.50-0.46-0.34 B. DzemailiSwitzerland-0.05+0.20+0.15+0.72 I. RakiticCroatia15.835.2+19.4 E. ForsbergSweden+0.27-1.44-1.17-0.49 CasemiroBrazil-0.26-0.13-0.39-0.24 L. ModricCroatia12.925.4+12.5 S. RudyGermany-0.07-0.21-0.29-0.33 PaulinhoBrazil+0.33+0.18+0.50+0.32 Only players who played 1,000 minutes for a major European team since 2014; national team data includes only major tournaments.Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group J. VertonghenBelgium+0.20+0.05+0.25+0.18 Y. CarrascoBelgium-0.19-0.43-0.62-0.46 DIfference between club and national team P. CoutinhoBrazil+0.27-0.23+0.04-0.23 PaulinhoBrazil24.530.7+6.2 T. MeunierBelgium+0.32+0.73+1.04+0.50 J. KimmichGermany13.119.2+6.1 J. BlaszczykowskiPolad13.723.9+10.2 C. RonaldoPortugal-1.09-0.57-1.67-1.53 A. KolarovSerbia15.320.6+5.3 X. ShaqiriSwitzerland+0.09+0.02+0.11+0.46 J. Dos SantosMexico-0.14+0.06-0.08-0.24 I. GundoganGermany+0.13+0.00+0.13+0.51 A. GuardadoMexico+0.53-0.24+0.29+0.29 Joao MarioPortugal-0.26-0.23-0.49-0.44
Share3 Tweet Email 24,670 Views http://jrnl.ie/3877839 Get our daily news round up: By Cianan Brennan Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 9:04 PM Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday Beast from the East causes chaos, and Brexit withdrawal document published – it’s the Fix. Feb 28th 2018, 9:03 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL No Comments NEED TO CATCH UP? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND An organised snowball fight descended into mayhem on O’Connell Bridge this afternoon Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.iePeople in Leinster and Munster have been urged to stay in their homes from 4pm tomorrow.Up to 40cm of snow is predicted to fall by Friday lunchtime.The draft withdrawal agreement for the EU/UK Brexit divorce was published.A red weather warning was issued for Munster and Leinster.The government announced an extra week’s worth of fuel allowance to help people get through the current cold snap.From 2022, workers will be ‘auto-enrolled’ on pension savings schemes.All schools will close in Munster and Leinster tomorrow.Police are still trying to confirm the number of victims after a ‘ferocious’ house fire in Fermanagh.A jury in the Belfast ‘rugby rape’ trial has heard a series of text messages sent between some of the men accused.Five people were arrested in connection with a scam that cost Dublin Zoo €500,000.HSE staff will have to work back emergency leave taken during Storm Emma.WORLD Students return to Marjory Douglas High School for the first time since the mass shooting on 14 February Source: Joe Raedle/Getty#BEASTLY: Over 40 people have died as a result of the severe icy weather gripping Europe.#LEICESTER: Three men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter connected with an explosion at a shop in the city that killed five people.#FLORIDA: Students of Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School returned to class for the first time since a mass shooting killed 17 of their colleagues.PARTING SHOTChristmas FM is making a comeback. For one day only. Because of The Beast from the East. Well, alright then. Source: Christmas FM/FacebookBest. Snowstorm. Ever.Comments are closed for legal reasons
Get our daily news round up: 8,685 Views Short URL Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday Here’s what made headlines today. Northern gannets on Bass Rock are silhouetted at dawn, North Berwick, Scotland. Source: Neil Squires#PROROGUE: Scotland’s highest civil court ruled today that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was unlawful. #OH CANADA: The country will go to the polls on 21 October after it was announced today that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requested to dissolve Parliament.#LIFE JIM: Water has been discovered for the first time in the atmosphere of a planet with Earth-like temperatures that could support life as we know it.PARTING SHOTHere, it is. The six-page Operation Yellowhammer, the British government’s no-deal Brexit scenario. NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Aerial Cirque performer Nicola Moran with Dublin Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe at the Hapenny Bridge Dublin for the Launch of Culture Night. Source: RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4805459 Share Tweet Email No Comments Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe received approval from Cabinet to base Budget 2020 around the assumption that there will be a no-deal Brexit come 31 October.Trinity College Dublin called for a “national strategy for university rankings” after dropping 44 places in the World University Rankings today.Agriculture minister Michael Creed is to meet with representatives from both sides of the ongoing beef dispute this evening. The High Court directed the District Court to impose a new sentence on a man who admitted taking 12,000 pictures of a female neighbour without her knowledge or consent.Gardaí are hunting a four-man gang who hijacked a white van in Co Limerick which was carrying cash and valuable car parts.Policing of a number of different feuds in the Longford region is reaching breaking point.A new poll showed that just over half of people in Northern Ireland would vote for Irish unification if there were a border poll tomorrow.THE WORLD By Cónal Thomas Wednesday 11 Sep 2019, 8:55 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wed 8:55 PM
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Recent high-profile space missions mean there’s never been more interest in aerospace technology and it’s an ideal opportunity to get more young people involved, says Greek Australian honours student Andreas Antoniades.But the drawing power of spectacles like the Pluto fly-by and the Rosetta comet landing are just half of the equation. Antoniades believes the prohibitive cost of space technology is restricting the nation’s ability to educate and inspire its youth to pursue careers in the field.In his final year of a combined Bachelor of Engineering and Business degree at the University of Newcastle, his start-up, Obelisk Systems, is developing new ProtoSAT technology that aims to remove this educational barrier to entry.“The Pluto and Rosetta missions have reinvigorated interest in space-related research and the importance of space technology,” Andreas told Neos Kosmos.“Both the market and the public are more receptive to the importance of space technology in our lives and I’m hoping to ride this wave of awareness and play my part in attracting more young people into this field.”ProtoSAT conforms to the international CubeSat standard (specifications for a miniaturised satellite for space research developed for low earth orbit) using the best-available components while remaining affordable – and allows students, mainly in universities – to familiarise themselves with fully-functional equipment.“The extremely expensive hardware meant that students had nothing of this sort to work with, unless they had about $100,000 to spend.”Andreas is pursuing several avenues to raise capital for the project and plans to have prototypes by mid-next year, demonstration units by late 2016 and to offer the ProtoSAT platform to the educational sector for less than $1,000.ProtoSAT can be powered by its own solar panels, but the benefits of the CubeSat standard are also environmentally sound.“These are so cheap you can build them, launch them, have them do the science at a low orbit, and then have them burn up in the atmosphere so they aren’t a space debris threat,” says the enthusiastic inventor.“Space is cool. It’s the best thing ever. There’s something wild about knowing there are man-made things whizzing up above us but potentially around other planets as well.“I wanted to study science, but I didn’t expect to be doing this. It didn’t take me long to realise that by combining these degrees I could look forward to more than just a job.”He says that his parents are “pretty switched on” and pick up what he’s doing fairly quickly, but he is conscious of the need to keep jargon to a minimum and speak to them in plain English about what he’s doing.His father, Newcastle’s honorary Greek Consul, Zissis Antoniades, says the strategy has worked well because he understands most of the good work and achievements of his son.“Sometimes Andreas will come in and tell us something and my wife will look at me and whisper ‘did you understand?’ and I tell her ‘just nod and say it’s fantastic, because I didn’t understand either’.“But I know he’s doing what no one else in Australia has done and I’m a very proud dad.”
Pollution industrielle : l’UE renforce ses normesL’Union européenne a adopté avant hier une nouvelle législation visant à limiter les émissions polluantes des industries et du secteur agricole. Des émissions nocives pour l’environnement comme pour la santé humaine. Le texte adopté lundi est un compromis entre le Parlement européen et les Etats membres de l’UE. Il a pour ambition de réduire les émissions d’oxyde d’azote, de dioxyde de soufre, de particules de poussières, d’amiante et de métaux lourds, et ce, à partir de 2016. “L’adoption de la nouvelle directive sur les émissions industrielles marque une étape importante dans la lutte contre la pollution industrielle dans l’Union européenne”, s’est félicité le commissaire européen chargé de l’Environnement, Janez Potocnik.À lire aussiRéchauffement climatique : les émissions de CO2 connaissent leur plus forte hausse en 7 ansAvec pour but d’améliorer la qualité de l’air, de l’eau et du sol au niveau local, cette nouvelle législation concerne quelque 52.000 installations industrielles et agricoles à travers l’Union européenne. Elle ne vise pas à limiter les impacts de certaines substances sur le climat, et ne prévoit donc pas une réduction des émissions industrielles de gaz carbonique, le principal gaz à effet de serre.Le texte prévoit par ailleurs des délais d’application. Ainsi, si les nouvelles centrales devront appliquer les nouvelles normes dès 2012, les grands sites industriels, dits “de combustion”, auront jusqu’en 2020 pour s’y adapter. Quant aux installations anciennes, elles auront la possibilité de se voir totalement dispensées des nouvelles normes si elles sont destinées à cesser leur activité d’ici à fin 2023.Le 10 novembre 2010 à 10:26 • Emmanuel Perrin
With a dominant performance against Al Ain, Real Madrid becomes the only club in history to win three consecutive FIFA Club World Cups.During a season that has been as difficult as the one Real Madrid is experiencing at the moment, Los Blancos desperately needed the FIFA Club World Cup in the final against Al Ain to boost their confidence during the post-Ronaldo era.The Arab club surprised the world when they managed to defeat River Plate in the semifinals, which gave them the right to play this match against Santiago Solari’s squad, but this is as far as they were going to get.The truth is that Real Madrid was way too superior and the Arabs had absolutely no chances to defeat the Spanish giants, they did make them suffer during the first 60 minutes of the match and only a long distance screamer in the first half from Modric was able to keep them ahead in the scoreline before a full hour had passed.The shot that the Croatian midfielder took just before the 15-minute mark, was the perfect culmination to an already fantastic year he has as an individual player.However, Los Blancos still didn’t have a secured result and they required to push themselves further in order to get more goals that could make them feel more confident.¡REAL MADRID, TRICAMPEÓN DEL MUNDO!El momento esperado por los merengues: ¡Cuando levantan el título como campeones del #MundialdeClubesxFOX!Revívelo pic.twitter.com/gxd4dvESY6— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 22, 2018Already in the second half, it was a beautiful long-distance volley from Marcos Llorente what gave Los Blancos that confidence they needed.The Real Madrid product has been playing amazing football under Santiago Solari this season, this goal is a reward for that effort he’s been making in order to get noticed.But a Real Madrid final cannot be completed without a Sergio Ramos header during a corner kick, the magical moment happened just before the 80-minute mark after Luka Modric sent a cross straight into Ramos’ head.The skipper has now scored goals in two Champions League finals, two European Supercup final, and two Club World Cup finals as well.It was 3-0 already, Los Blancos had secured their result and another trophy for the museum inside the Santiago Bernabeu.But the final still wasn’t over, Al Ain did score a goal near the end of the match through Shiotani in order to at least find a little comfort in a very difficult night for them.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Los Blancos still got a fourth goal after the 90th minute, they got it through an own goal scored by Yahia Nader.EL CAMINO AL TRICAMPEONATO #MundialdeClubesxFOX Así fue la goleada del Real Madrid al Al Ain en la Final⚽ – Modric (14′) ⚽ – Llorente (60′) ⚽ – Ramos (79′) ⚽ – Shiotani (86′) ⚽ – Nader [AG] (90′) pic.twitter.com/dBoXAQYywx— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 22, 2018This 4-1 result was the final nail on Al Ain’s coffin, the one that sealed the result for Real Madrid and got them to claim the FIFA Club World Cup for the third consecutive time.Santiago Solari clearly stepped in with the right foot as the manager for this squad, he also reached a historic milestone that only four other managers have been able to accomplish it.The Argentine manager won the Intercontinental Cup back in 2002 as a Real Madrid player, today he wins the equivalent competition as a manager and writes his name next to the likes of Luis Cubilla, Juan Mujica, Carlo Ancelotti, and Zinedine Zidane.All five men were able to win the same competition both as players and managers.This result is worthy of celebration for Los Blancos, they will travel back to Spain and rest for the holidays but they will have to go back to reality soon after.This club is not doing so well in La Liga right now, maybe this new trophy can give them the boost they need in order to improve their results during the year of 2019.Congratulations to Real Madrid, they are the World Champions for the third consecutive year.🏆🎉 ¡CAMPEONES DEL MUNDO! #RMCWC | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/MCwui6I5Mw— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) December 22, 2018Who was the player you liked the most in the final between Real Madrid and Al Ain? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent Wilmington Little League game summary:AAA: Astros vs. Rays on April 30 at Boutwell FieldIn by far the most exciting game of the year, in (relatively) Arctic temperatures again sending many fans to their cars to watch from the parking lot, it took last-inning heroics for the Astros to overcome a great game by the Rays who were dominant at times. The Rays had their best offensive output of the season led by Henry Almeda’s three hits and two runs. The whole lineup contributed with aggressive base running and big hits from Henry Santini and Nicholas Ryan. Defensively Jack Cyr was solid behind the plate keeping the Astros run game in check, and Jackson Griffith had a nice assist just barely throwing out a runner from the outfield. Pitching for the 2nd time this season, Henry Santini held the Astros in check while he was in the game and helped his own cause with some good defense. For the Astros, Andrew Santo fanned five in his two innings in his first start of the year. Joe Fennelly then bridged the gap to John Roofe who followed that up with two strikeouts in his inning. Dylan Costantiello fanned three in an inning, throwing some genuine heat and Tony Cummings slammed the door in the final inning. Costantiello, Connor Jamieson, and Fennelly shared catching duties. The Astros continued their very solid fielding with plays from Cummings, Fennelly, Cael Considine, Santo, Jamieson, Patrick Moriarty, Jake Gryglik, and Kevin Pruslin to name a few. Everyone was involved in the offense which included steals by Cummings, Santo, and Owen Wills among others, keeping pressure on the Rays’ defense. Gryglik hit a double and a wild triple where he outran the ball all the way around the bases. Roofe had two singles and a big double, eventually scoring the winning run. Moriarty had an early inning single and his aggressive baserunning helped set the tone for what was to come later. He also hit a towering double his next at bat. Considine continued his hot hitting with two singles and two runs while Costantiello also had two hits. Cummings and Fennelly each had a hit and a walk while Santo, Kyle Price, and Wills added singles as well. Aidan Raposa hit a sharp grounder moving the runners to help start the offensive onslaught the last two innings. Jamieson and Pruslin each had walks, Pruslin’s leading to the first run of the final rally. After his walk, clutch hits by Costantiello, Cummings, Fennelly, Considine, and Roofe finished the job.(NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”
Gaming Music Share your voice Tags Post a comment Country singer Garth Brooks chats with Sangita Sarkar, director of product marketing for Words With Friends, about his love for the game at Zynga’s San Francisco headquarters Wednesday. Abrar Al-Heeti/CNET Excited murmurs filled the room as around 80 people, some donning cowboy hats, eagerly anticipated Garth Brooks’ arrival at Zynga’s San Francisco headquarters Wednesday. Five people in the third row held up square foam boards spelling GARTH as the country singer, wearing a black cowboy hat, blue button-down shirt and light jeans, made his way to the stage. The letters his fans held up called upon the design of those featured in Words With Friends, the popular multiplayer word game developed by Zynga.Sangita Sarkar, director of product marketing for Words With Friends, sat with Brooks to chat about his love for the game, which he says he’s been playing for nine years. It didn’t take long for the singer to chime in with a word suggestion.”I think ‘y’all’ ought to be accepted,” he joked. “We’ll see what we can do to add it to the dictionary,” Sarkar laughed. To celebrate the Words With Friends’ 10th anniversary, Zynga launched a partnership last week with Brooks featuring themed in-game activities in Words With Friends 2. Brooks dropped by to co-host the season finale of Words With Friends Live, a daily trivia game broadcast within Words With Friends 2, at 6:15 p.m. PT.A quick performance by Garth Brooks at Zynga’s San Francisco headquarters. The country singer co-hosted the season finale of Words With Friends Live, a daily trivia game broadcast within Words With Friends 2. Abrar Al-Heeti/CNET Brooks isn’t new to merging tech with his musical career. The country singer has used Facebook Live to connect with fans, answer questions and share the latest updates on his music. He touched on the importance of being genuine when interacting with people on social media.”You can tell even through a text, even through a post, if people are sincere or not,” he said. He later elaborated on the connections technology has allowed him to have with fans around the world.”You couldn’t get to people 10, 15 years ago,” Brooks told me. “You could sign autographs all day long, and you’d probably reach 200, 300 people. But here, you can reach tens of thousands of people in a single setting and make it personal.”Brooks also launched the final pre-order window for the Legacy Collection, a seven-disc vinyl box set featuring music spanning his career.In a world of streaming, he said, there’s an irreplaceable value to possessing physical copies of music. After all, CDs and vinyl records have been making a comeback in the music industry. “I don’t think people want their music to be background,” Brooks said. “They want it to be part of their lives.” Brooks wrapped his fireside chat by referencing the title of his hit song Friends in Low Places that just about everyone in the room saw coming.”Maybe we can talk and bring Words With Friends in Low Places,” he joked. 0
Cannabis Plant. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Despite nearly an hour of strong public comment in opposition, the Ketchikan City Council voted Thursday to move forward with a temporary ban on retail marijuana within city limits.The vote was split, though. Three members voted for the ban – Dick Coose, Janalee Gage and Bob Sivertsen – and three voted no – Judy Zenge, KJ Harris and Dave Kiffer.Mayor Lew Williams III broke the tie in favor of moving forward with the ordinance, which will require a second vote before it can be implemented.Council Member Julie Isom, who was absent on Thursday, voted on Dec. 3 in favor of a ban on retail marijuana, but then led the charge to reconsider that vote during a Dec. 14 meeting. Her vote at the next Council meeting could decide whether the temporary ban succeeds.If approved in second reading, the ordinance would prohibit the operation of any commercial marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, testing or retail operation within city limits until Sept. 30th. However, Mayor Williams said several times Thursday that the Council would make a decision in March.During public comment, 10 people spoke about marijuana, and eight of them were in favor of allowing retail sales. Robert Hannah says the City Council members who oppose retail marijuana are basing their decisions on feelings, rather that facts, and do not respect the will of the voters.“The last time I checked, in the United States, the majority did rule,” he said. “It’s not: ‘The majority’s opinion will be considered nicely by the governing body,’ and it’s definitely not: ‘The majority’s opinion will be weighed against the personal morals of the small council.’”The 2014 initiative legalizing marijuana in the state was approved by a majority of voters statewide and locally. That initiative does allow local governments to ban retail operations.A couple of speakers at Thursday’s meeting suggested that if the Council persists in banning commercial pot in the city, they would pursue a recall of those Council members. Another option for voters is to use the citizen initiative process to put the issue of retail marijuana on the local ballot.During Council discussion, Council Member Bob Sivertsen noted that counties in Colorado also were able to opt out of local retail sales, and 70 percent chose to do so.“Of course, the difference there is you can drive to a place to get marijuana and we’re somewhat different,” he said. “The other thing is that Colorado has medical marijuana, which I think our state fell down on in regards to regulations. I think there is a need to have some sort of medical marijuana system in place.”Council Member KJ Harris, who has supported legal marijuana from the start, berated the Council for further delaying a decision.“I could have my timing wrong, but I believe we’ve been working on this since about Feb. 25th of last year,” he said. “Pardon my French, but we ain’t done a damn thing. Now we’re going to back this off another 30-60 days, whatever that is, and not do a damn thing. And when the state comes up with laws, maybe we’ll do something, maybe we won’t. I’m pretty ashamed being on this Council the way this has come down.”The argument for the ordinance is that it gives the Council more time to decide whether to allow commercial marijuana within city limits. The Council on Dec. 14 voted to delay such a decision until March, but the state will start accepting business license applications in late February. The city attorney was concerned that small window of time might leave the city open to something it doesn’t want.The temporary pot ban will come back for a second vote during the Council’s Jan. 21 meeting.
Peddapalli: Water is the most important source of life and it is the responsibility of everyone to conserve water, stated District Collector Sri Devasena. She along with MLA Dasari Manohar Reddy inaugurated Jal Samrakashan-Jan Andolan rally from Government Junior College to the Collectorate in Peddapalli on Monday.Speaking on the occasion, Collector Devasena said Peddapalli district got recognition at national-level and won two awards in creating awareness among the students and their parents and other people in constructing Individual Sanitary Latrines (ISLs). With the same spirit, the people must conserve water sources, which are receding faster across the world. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us She reminded the water woes in the neighbouring State of Tamil Nadu, where the government is supplying water through trains. By this one can understand how much serious water problem in that area. About 80 per cent of depletion of groundwater lever occurred in the recent times. The government is striving hard to overcome water scarcity and is taking all necessary steps, she assured. ‘People also must support the government in conserving water. They must harvest every drop of rainwater along with maintaining ecological balance by increasing green cover under Haritha Haram programme and by constructing soaking pits in the front yards of their houses, the Collector advised. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Peddapalli MLA Dasari Manohar Reddy said that people must use water judicially without wasting. The district administration is encouraging the farmers to construct farm ponds to increase groundwater levels and enable farming activity. The farmers must participate in that process and must support the officials, he suggested. Without water, people cannot survive. Till morning to night all the works of every person depend on water. If there is no water, no life. Parents, teachers and officials must create awareness among children, students and people about judicial use of water and conservation of water resources, he added. In-charge DRO K Narasimha Murthy, DCP Sudarshan Goud, DEO Jagan Mohan Reddy, National Greencore Project Officer Vidhya Sagar, District Coordinator B Ravinandan Rao, MEO T Surendra Kumar were present along with others.
In an interview with the publication, she discussed how songwriting and discovering herself were part of the same journey.At the same age she discovered she liked other girls, she also wrote her first song. It became a form of storytelling and exploration for her.‘Then I had to learn how to sing because I wanted to tell stories,’ she said.Kiyoko used the songwriting as a way to explore herself and her identity, including her attraction to other girls at her school.It also led to an incredibly lonely childhood.‘All the girls would go to the Promenade to hang out with cute boys, and it made me feel very alone,’ she explained. ‘It was depressing to watch girls that I liked flirt with guys. So I just stayed home.’That’s where she spent her weekends and free time.‘Everyone would always think I was with someone else, but I was alone. I was lonely. I was at home watching movies.’Her first heartbreakIn school, she had a best friend she considered a girlfriend.‘We never kissed. We would tell each other we loved each other and hold hands under the table. She would cuddle me and tell me she missed me,’ she recalled. GAYSTARNEWS- Singer Hayley Kiyoko, dubbed by fans as lesbian Jesus, told Rolling Stone she knew she was attracted to women when she was only six. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Lesbian Jesus? | Photo: YouTube/ELLE Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Hayley Kiyoko wins at the VMAs and 20GayTeen is alive and wellPanic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie invites Hayley Kiyoko onstage for duet‘She’s a boss lady’: Older lesbians watch Hayley Kiyoko music videosRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/hayley-kiyoko-attracted-women-six/ Then it all changed.‘When I went to kiss her, she looked at me like I was crazy and broke my heart.’It wasn’t until her junior year of high school that Kiyoko found a group of friends with which she could be her authentic self.‘My first [female-identifying] friend who liked girls really changed my life because she was comfortable with who she was,’ she added. She began living an out and proud life when she was 20.Now she has passionate fans coming out to see her on tour (and throw bras) and she’s the foundation of 20GayTeen.More from Gay Star NewsHayley Kiyoko: ‘Everything I did in my life was because of girls’Hayley Kiyoko slams new Rita Ora song Girls as a ‘dangerous message’‘She’s a boss lady’: Older lesbians watch Hayley Kiyoko music videosGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .
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 | 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 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more August 13, 2015 — Nuance Communications Inc. announced that peer60, a smart data software company, has identified Nuance as the leading provider of medical image-sharing offerings in its 2015 market report. Based on a survey of more than 500 healthcare organizations, this report confirms that image sharing has become a top investment priority for the industry and that healthcare organizations overwhelmingly prefer cloud-based technology to facilitate the medical image exchange. Peer60 calls Nuance’s performance in both mind share and market leader categories “an impressive feat” for the growing image-sharing market.In the report, Nuance ranked as the top vendor in both mind share (25 percent) and market share (17 percent). To date, the Nuance PowerShare Network has facilitated the exchange of more than 3 billion medical images among more than 2,700 facilities, overcoming the barriers that organizations and individual physicians face when they need to send or receive X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and other medical images and reports for their patients who are transferred or have been treated across the country at various healthcare facilities. With the PowerShare Network, providers can securely share and access medical images and reports in real time, across desktop and mobile devices, resulting in a clear picture of the patient’s healthcare needs and more timely treatment.According to the peer60 report, while radiology departments have the greatest need for image sharing today, there is a growing need to exchange this information across departments and facilities as coordination of care is “now a critical component in the effective practice of medicine.” The report also found:67 percent of providers cite image sharing as a critical priority;68 percent believe cloud networks are the ideal technology to facilitate the sharing of image files; and88 percent of providers identify receiving medical images from other sites as the most important problem to solve through image sharing.While the peer60 report looked at industry interest in medical image exchanges, another point of differentiation for this market is the ability to share images and reports, review previous studies from anywhere and access clinical guidelines at the point of interpretation. With its PowerScribe 360 Reporting v3.0, Nuance provides clients with real-time access to patient images and reports, as well as quality guidance and clinical decision support based on the American College of Radiology (ACR) best practices. All of these features are available within radiologists’ workflows, giving them the certainty needed to deliver consistent, evidence-based recommendations to referring physicians.“Saint Luke’s consistently looks for better and more efficient ways to serve our patients,” said Deborah Gash, CIO of Saint Luke’s Health System. “When our physicians receive a patient from another organization and have the immediate ability to view on a mobile device the images and reports related to that patient’s care, all the while speaking on the phone with the referring physician, it is a tremendous benefit to the patient.”For more information: www.nuance.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility BERLIN (AP) — Scientists successfully restarted experiments at the world’s biggest particle collider Wednesday, after a two-year shutdown and upgrade that allows it to smash together atoms with almost double the energy used in its first run.The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said the Large Hadron Collider will now run around the clock for the next three years, producing vast amounts of data for scientists to scour. “We have seen the first data beginning to flow,” said CERN’s director, Rolf Heuer. “Let’s see what they will reveal to us about how our universe works.”The collider underwent a $150 million upgrade after its first run, which produced results that helped confirm the existence of an elusive subatomic particle, the Higgs boson.Heuer said physicists hope the new run might lead to discoveries that could help “explain remaining mysteries such as dark matter.”The LHC, located in a 27-kilometer (16.8-mile) tunnel beneath the Swiss-French border, is now smashing together protons at 13 trillion electronvolts.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories ErrorOK ErrorOK Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day How do cataracts affect your vision? Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments Share New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies
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