BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was recently elevated as deputy leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and is also the party’s general secretary, has offered to quit one of the posts.Sources said Prasad has informed party president Nitin Gadkari that as he is already the BJP’s general secretary and chief spokesperson, he is ready to relinquish charge of one. The matter is now in Gadkari’s court.
Liverpool 3 Maribor 0: Second-half treble breaks stubborn Slovenian resistance Jamie Smith Last updated 2 years ago 05:38 11/2/17 Getty Images Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are in control of Group E after a battling 3-0 home win against Maribor in the Champions League on Wednesday. Liverpool took a step towards the Champions League knockout stages with a hard-fought 3-0 win at home to Maribor on Wednesday that sent them top of Group E with two games to play.The Reds had beaten Maribor 7-0 in the reverse game a fortnight ago but Jurgen Klopp’s men found the Slovenian champions much harder to open up at Anfield.Liverpool had taken just four minutes to break the deadlock in Slovenia but they were made to wait until the second half after a frustrating first 45 minutes that saw no clear-cut chances at either end. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mohamed Salah’s delightful flick from a whipped right-wing Trent Alexander-Arnold cross eased the tension, although Jasmin Handanovic soon stopped James Milner from extending the lead by saving the midfielder’s penalty after Roberto Firmino was brought down.Milner somewhat made amends with a lovely assist for the second goal after 64 minutes, though, Emre Can bending in a fantastic first-time strike that gave Handanovic no chance.Sevilla’s victory over Spartak Moscow leaves Liverpool – who wrapped up the win through Daniel Sturridge – top with eight points ahead of their matchday five meeting against the LaLiga side, while bottom side Maribor can mathematically still qualify, but are four points adrift.Three #UCL points for the Reds! pic.twitter.com/7UMafR4dLb— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 1, 2017Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was handed a rare start in the absence of injured Philippe Coutinho and the England man had the first opening, seeing a shot blocked by Jean-Claude Billong.Jurgen Klopp used the chance to rest Jordan Henderson but the club captain had to come on after just 15 minutes when Georginio Wijnaldum succumbed to injury.Liverpool finally forced a save from Handanovic after 29 minutes, the goalkeeper at full stretch to tip over a deflected Firmino header that was looping into the top-left corner.Can and Salah wasted decent chances as Maribor held firm throughout the first half despite Liverpool’s dominance of the ball, their share of the possession topping 80 per cent.Maribor’s gritty resistance was broken a mere three minutes after the restart, however.13 – Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 13 goals for Liverpool this season (10 goals, 3 assists); more than any other player. Vital pic.twitter.com/e38Ny3u2fB— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 1, 2017Joel Matip fed Alexander-Arnold and the young full-back provided a fine whipped cross that Salah turned in with a neat improvised first-time finish for his fourth Champions League goal of the season.Firmino drew a penalty by being fouled by Aleksandar Rajcevic after beating the Maribor defender with a fine piece of skill, but Handanovic brilliantly denied the usually reliable Milner from 12 yards by diving low to his left to push the shot on to the post.Salah should have buried a header from a fine Alberto Moreno cross after 55 minutes as Liverpool threatened to run riot, before Billing headed a corner wide from a rare Maribor attack.But the second goal duly arrived thanks to Liverpool’s most incisive move, Can swapping passes with Milner and placing a terrific 20-yard shot into Handanovic’s bottom-left corner.pic.twitter.com/fay94Oe8cr— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 1, 2017Liverpool added to their lead in the last minute of normal time, substitute Sturridge lashing in a left-footed strike after Maribor failed to clear a Moreno centre, but a November 21 trip to Seville will remain decisive for Klopp’s side. KEY OPTA STATS- Liverpool have kept four clean sheets in their last five games in all competitions, after managing none in the seven games before that.- Maribor are without a win in their last 15 Champions League games (D5 L10).- Liverpool have failed to score with five of their last seven penalties in all competitions, including each of their last three.- Emre Can netted his first-ever Champions League goal, in his 13th appearance in the competition.- Daniel Sturridge bagged his first Champions League goal in almost seven years, since scoring for Chelsea against MSK Zilina on November 23rd 2010. read more
The official e-newsletter of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Not a member? Subscribe now Pacific Islander recognised as Sport Coordinator by ASC It is with much excitement that I inform you of two highly significant developments for Australian sport. On Friday the 11 February, the Commonwealth and State and Territory Ministers for Sport and Recreation unanimously endorsed the first National Sport and Active Recreation Policy Framework (the Framework), and also endorsed a proposed National Institute System Intergovernmental Agreement (the Agreement) to guide high performance sport. Call for Australian sport organisations to tell their story In this edition Connect with us on Don’t miss out on any upcoming events. Check our events calendar Team Buller Skiing awarded $10 000 grant View articles about: A message from the CEO Outstanding success for Paralympic athletes at world championships What did you think of the articles? Please send us your feedback to improve the newsletter. Australian Paralympians win eight gold and silver, and seven bronze in 2012 Paralympic qualifiers PARTICIPATING IN SPORT AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT Green and Gold project funds Olympic sports Queensland AASC staff raced to be ready for 2011 school year February 2011 | ausport.gov.au | Subscribe now Australian Institute of Sport | Supporting Sport | Participating in Sport Queensland children return to school with support from AASC Triple gold to Australia in snowboard world championships Golden run for Nathan Johnstone, Holly Crawford and Alex Pullin Participant to leader: providing sport for development opportunities in the Pacific Green and Gold project funds Olympic sports Read the full message Australian Institute of Sport marks 30 years as world leader Leadership grant to help more young women hit the slopes We value your feedback ASC research identifies ethical issues facing grassroots sport Australian Institute of Sport marks 30 years as world leader SUPPORTING SPORT ASC research to guide sports integrity strategy Government announces $2.5m for top Olympic sports and athletes ASC research to guide sports integrity strategy What did you think of the articles? Please send us your feedback to improve the newsletter. Minister for Sport Mark Arbib celebrates AIS’s successes on 30th anniversary The ASC invites sports to contribute to ASO email newsletter Subscribe now What did you think of the articles? We value your feedback Call for Australian sport organisations to tell their story
IPL 2019: Aware of what to expect from Delhi Capitals, says Ben CuttingMumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday. Since the home team is also finding it difficult to adapt to the conditions, MI all-rounder Cutting said it always helps when the away team starts on the same page as the home side.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiApril 17, 2019UPDATED: April 17, 2019 21:28 IST IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Thursday. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on ThursdayMI allrounder Ben Cutting said his team is aware of what to expect from DCMI skipper Rohit Sharma, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and pacer Jasprit Bumrah have all been named in India’s World Cup squadMumbai Indians (MI) will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) on a low and slow Feroz Shah Kotla wicket on Thursday and with the home team also finding it difficult to adapt to the conditions, MI all-rounder Ben Cutting said it always helps when the away team starts on the same page as the home side.”It helps if the home team doesn’t have the advantage. We start even in that case. We have played against all the teams except Kolkata Knight Riders and I think we are aware of what to expect from Delhi. We have kept a close eye on how they play,” he pointed out on the eve of their clash against Delhi.Asked how MI are looking to approach the away games after playing quite a few matches at home, Cutting said: “Pretty much how we approached the other games. We play four straight games on the road and the wickets will be fairly different. We will look to adapt to the conditions.”MI skipper Rohit Sharma, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and pacer Jasprit Bumrah have all been named in India’s World Cup squad. Asked if that will help the players focus more on the Indian Premier League (IPL) now, the all-rounder said the focus anyway was on this tournament.”The World Cup is starting in a couple of months time. Right now it is important to focus on the IPL. You have to play freely and that is how it is in T20 cricket and I don’t think there is any other way,” he opined.advertisementAsked if there have been any talks on workload management, Cutting said: “The bowling coaches can say that. It isn’t something that we can speak about.”Also Read | IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians’ Alzarri Joseph ruled out of tournament due to shoulder injuryAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan attributes Delhi Capitals’ success to Sourav Ganguly and Ricky PontingAlso Read | Believe we can win IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas IyerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019Follow Ben CuttingFollow MI vs DC
zoom Greek shipowner Navios Maritime Partners plans to transfer the 14-vessel container fleet acquired from Rickmers Maritime to its affiliate Navios Maritime Containers Inc. The company expects to carry out the transfer at a cost of USD 5 million and an investment of USD 30 million in return for equity.As disclosed, Navios Partners will also receive a warrant, with a five-year term, exercisable for an additional 6.8% equity interest in NMCI.In line with the terms of the deal, Navios Maritime Holdings is also expected to invest USD 5 million in exchange for equity, and receive a warrant, with a five-year term, exercisable for an additional 1.7% equity interest in NMCI.The vessels from the fleet are to kick off delivery starting the week of May 15, 2017, and the first to be handed over are five 4,250 TEU vessels, as informed earlier.These vessels are employed on charters that have staggered expirations in 2018 and early 2019 at a net daily charter rate of USD 26,850.The acquisition is still subject to a number of conditions, and “no assurance can be provided that the acquisition will close at all or in part,” the company added.In April, Navios Maritime Partners revealed its plans to acquire the entire container fleet consisting of fourteen ships from Rickmers Maritime for about USD 113 million. The move came in the aftermath of the decision of Rickmers Trust Management, the trustee-manager of Rickmers Maritime, to wound up its business.The average age of the fleet, which consists of eleven 4,250 TEU containerships and three 3,450 TEU vessels, is 9.5 years.Navios Partners is financing the purchase through a USD 20 million equity investment by Navios Partners and a secured loan facility under discussion.
Le vendredi 11 janvier est la date limite pour les soumissions écrites sur la stratégie de l’énergie renouvelée et le plan d’action sur les changements climatiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse. La province renouvelle sa stratégie de l’énergie pour atteindre les objectifs établis par la loi sur les objectifs environnementaux et la prospérité durable de la Nouvelle-Écosse (Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act), adoptée au printemps 2007. En vertu de cette loi, la Nouvelle-Écosse a établi l’objectif d’offrir l’un des environnements les plus propres et les plus durables au monde d’ici 2020. « La province a établi une échéance de 2020 pour la réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre à 10 pour cent de moins que les niveaux de 1990, » a dit Richard Hurlburt, ministre de l’Énergie. « Nous nous engageons à atteindre cet objectif tout en maintenant une économie solide et croissante. » La province demande l’opinion du public sur une stratégie de l’énergie renouvelée et un plan d’action sur les changements climatiques. Deux documents intitulés « Document de consultation : Stratégie de l’énergie renouvelée » et « Document de travail en vue de l’élaboration du plan d’action sur les changements climatiques en Nouvelle-Écosse » ont été créés afin d’engager les discussions du public. Le premier document traite de la politique générale en matière d’énergie, et le deuxième traite des changements climatiques, particulièrement des mesures à prendre pour réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Les documents sont disponibles en ligne, en français et en anglais, à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/energy/energystrategy . Les soumissions peuvent être envoyées par la poste à Stratégie de l’énergie, C. P. 2664, Halifax (N.-É.), B3J 3P7 ou par courriel à l’adresse email@example.com. Le mois dernier, le ministère de l’Énergie a conclu une douzaine d’ateliers publics de consultation sur la stratégie de l’énergie à différents endroits de la province. Les renseignements obtenus lors des ateliers et par les soumissions écrites serviront à créer la stratégie d’énergie et le plan d’action sur les changements climatiques, dont la publication est prévue au printemps.
Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom will work together to advance tidal research to help the future development of the industry. A memorandum of understanding between the province, the Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom’s Technology Strategy Board will encourage joint research in order to improve the technology required to generate electricity using high tides like those in the Bay of Fundy. Energy Minister Andrew Younger, executive director Stephen Dempsey of the Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia and the British Deputy High Commissioner to Canada, Corin Robertson, on behalf of the Technology Strategy Board, announced the agreement today, March 4, in Halifax. “Bringing together tidal energy leaders from Nova Scotia and the U.K. will help advance efforts to harness the power of Fundy tides,” said Mr. Younger. “Collaborating on tidal development will help us save money and increase our research capacity. It will also create opportunities for businesses and researchers in both Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom.” Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia and the Technology Strategy Board are contributing $250,000 each towards the initiative. They will oversee the majority of the work associated with the memorandum. It outlines areas of collaboration including environmental sensing research and instrumentation technologies, to better understand high flow tidal resources and their environment located within the Bay of Fundy, and Orkney, Scotland. Joint request for proposals will be issued for research projects in both Canada and the U.K. to explore these and other tidal-related topics. The first request will be issued later this year and will focus on environmental sensing research to better understand and validate devices for tidal development and their impact on the environment. Both the Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia and the Technology Strategy Board lead research efforts that enable the sustainable development of energy resources, including marine renewable energy, and bring them closer to market, through strategic partnerships with academia, government and industry. “The U.K. sees the development of its marine energy resources as an important step towards meeting our renewable energy objectives,” said Mrs. Robertson. “This memorandum will not only advance the state of research in this area, bringing us closer to grid connectivity and commercial production, but will encourage the development of a low carbon industry with great economic potential. “The U.K. and Canada are global leaders in this space and can work together, leading the world in the development and commercialization of tidal energy.” “Partnering with our colleagues at the Technology Strategy Board and accessing their network will contribute to the development of new technologies, facilitate the creation of renewable energy companies, and stimulate future exports from our province that will pay dividends for years to come,” said Mr. Dempsey. Go to www.oera.ca and www.innovateuk.org for more information. The signing is part of the first-ever pop-up British consulate and British Week in Halifax. The consulate is at Citadel Hill and is open until March 7. Nova Scotians are invited to visit British Week events. More information can be found at www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-high-commission-ottawa .
New Delhi: Bharti Airtel will seek shareholders’ approval for a waiver of recovery of excess remuneration paid to company chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal and CEO Gopal Vittal in 2018-19, the telecom company said Sunday. According to the regulatory filing, Mittal’s remuneration in 2018-19 was Rs 21.19 crore more than the ceiling of 11 per cent of the company’s net profit. Vittal was paid Rs 8.87 crore in excess of that limit in the last fiscal. Bharti Airtel will seek the approval at its annual general meeting to be held on August 14 in New Delhi, the filing said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”…the approval of the members of the Company be and is hereby accorded to ratify and confirm the waiver of recovery of the excess remuneration amounting to Rs 211.90 million paid to Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman for the financial year 2018-19,” Bharti Airtel said. According to the rule, total managerial remuneration payable by a public company to its directors, including managing director and whole-time director, and its manager in respect of any financial year shall not exceed 11 per cent of the net profits of that company. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostTotal remuneration paid to Mittal was over Rs 31 crore and Vittal was paid Rs 20.9 crore against the ceiling of around Rs 9.8 crore and Rs 12 crore respectively for 2018-19. Bharti Airtel’s revenue and profit have been eroding due to a fierce tariff war after the launch of services by Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio. The standalone revenue of Airtel dropped to Rs 49,608 crore while the net loss for the financial year ended on March 31, 2019, was at Rs 1,829 crore against a net profit of Rs 79.2 crore for the previous year. “…the financial performance of the Company in the financial year ended March 31, 2019, did not meet expectations and it is possible that the Company may also have inadequate profits in coming years,” the company said in a notice.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The state official overseeing Alaska’s cruise ship monitoring program is concerned about losing independent environmental inspectors on cruise ships.CoastAlaska reports the inspectors, known as Ocean Rangers, are on the chopping block as Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts work their way through the legislature.The State Department of Environmental Conservation’s top budget official, Jeff Rogers, laid out the Dunleavy administration’s case for removing inspectors from cruise ships.But those that work in the state’s cruise ship program note that without onboard inspectors, the state’s authority to monitor pollution from ships would be limited.The head of DEC’s cruise ship monitoring program, Ed White, says the Ocean Rangers have been a “critical part” in the permitting process.”___Information from: KRBD-FM, http://www.ktn.net/krbd/The Associated Press
Norfolk council has “hit the re-set button” on the community hub recreation concept in Simcoe.Jan. 14, Norfolk’s Recreation Facilities Advisory Board agreed to a game plan for renewing aging infrastructure in Simcoe. Norfolk council approved the board’s findings Wednesday.“This is a great leap forward on transparency,” Simcoe Coun. Ian Rabbitts said. “This allows us to hit the re-set button and start from Ground Zero.”The resolution erases all previous direction from the previous council.The new council has given the advisory board a mandate to establish a community fundraising program, engage major facility users and local businesses to determine needs now and into the future, and advise county staff on a business case for infrastructure renewal.The latter will be critical when the county prepares grant applications to the Ontario government and the federal government.The chair of the advisory board is Paul Anderson of Walsingham, an engineer attached to the Department of National Defense.Anderson said the board will work “quickly and efficiently,” adding an undertaking of this magnitude will require a large commitment of time and energy.“We’re trying to establish a better battle rhythm for our meetings,” Anderson said. “When you’re talking about design requirements, once-a-month meetings aren’t going to do it.”If the financial stars align, the plan is to build a recreation complex in Simcoe to replace Talbot Gardens, the Simcoe Recreation Centre, and the Adult Community Centre on Pond Street.Bill Cridland, Norfolk’s general manager of community services, added there is an opportunity here to address crowding issues at community services’ head office on Culver Street in Simcoe.The point of departure for Tuesday’s discussion was a report compiled by former Norfolk CAO David Cribbs.The report contains the findings of an engineering firm which said Talbot Gardens and the Simcoe Recreation Centre are in reasonably good shape and should be serviceable for another 20 years.Regarding the report, Cridland said several important details were missing. For one, Cridland said the refrigerated floor and boards at Talbot Gardens are at the point where they should be replaced. That could cost $1 million.Cridland added the deteriorating concrete beneath the seating area at Talbot Gardens has been stabilized but this is a short-term solution. A permanent, long-term repair will also be costly.As for the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre at the Rec Centre, Cridland said replacing the 50-year-old swimming pool could cost as much as $13 million if the county includes a separate therapy pool for seniors and users undergoing physiotherapy.All told, Cridland said the cost of renewal is in the range of $45 million. If Norfolk can persuade both Queen’s Park and Ottawa to match a county commitment of $15 million, Norfolk will be close to realizing its vision.Anderson says the project is worth pursuing on a number of counts. Not only is there a need to renew aging infrastructure, modern facilities can be a “social catalyst” for attracting young families and job-creating industries for which worker retention is a priority.Waterford Coun. Kim Huffman, a member of the advisory board, agrees. She said more is at stake than money and state-of-the-art facilities.“It’s not just dollars and cents,” Huffman said. “It’s engagement; it’s retaining youth in our community. It’s about bringing people to our community.”Norfolk staff have been scouting potential locations for a hub for over a year. Anderson would prefer if Norfolk agreed on the new infrastructure it needs before proceeding to site selection. He worries that pre-determining a site might limit what the county can put there.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com
The sweet spot of the laptop market right now is undoubtedly the $700-1000 range. Most mainstream laptops in this price range give you the best bang for your buck on a well spec’d machine. The average user is fine with a lower end CPU, 4GB RAM, and the usual goodies, which can be had in the $400-600 range these days.But for those who want a little more speed in their machine, a quad-core Core i7 beast can be had for a few more benjamins. More than just the CPU, these high-end mainstream boxes also come with more RAM, bigger hard drives, and other goodies.Lenovo‘s IdeaPad Z570 is the poster child for this muscle machine. While you can get models with a Core i3 processor starting at $529, the true bargain beast is in the $769 Core i7 model. This bruiser has the quad-core Core i7-2630QM, a ridiculous 8GB of RAM, massive storage spanning 750GB, and a Blu-ray recordable drive. Yes, this thing will burn and read Blu-rays, DVDs, and CDs.That is a whole bundle of performance features in a run of the mill 15.6-inch machine for a price that leaves room for a few monitors, extended warranty, or whatever else floats your boat. Hurry over to grab this deal before it expires on Thursday October 20th.Visit LogicBuy for the Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 deal
Lavage des mains : un nouveau spot humoristique contre la propagation des virus hivernauxFrance – L’Inpes vient de lancer une nouvelle campagne de promotion du lavage des mains dans le but de prévenir le développement des virus hivernaux.L’Institut national de prévention et d’éducation pour la santé (Inpes) vient de dévoiler sa toute nouvelle campagne de prévention contre les virus de l’hiver. Son atout majeur est un spot publicitaire qui sera diffusé à la télévision. Il montre avec humour que la meilleure prévention contre la propagation des maladies est de se laver les mains régulièrement. La vidéo montre un homme qui accomplit tous les gestes de la vie quotidienne en se servant de ses coudes à la place de ses mains… Pas facile ! Alors qu’il aurait pu choisir une solution toute simple : nettoyer ses petites menottes. À lire aussiCompost humain, astuces contre la grippe et collision de la Voie Lactée voici les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 6 janvierEt si vous pensez que le message a déjà été bien rabâché les années précédentes et que cette campagne est inutile, sachez que le lavage des mains est à l’origine de la forte baisse de la mortalité dans les pays industrialisés. Si vous ne vous sentez pas concerné, pensez aux tout-petits autour de vous : bronchiolite et grippe peuvent leur être évitées grâce à ce geste tout simple. Un message que l’Inpes envoie aussi en direction des structures d’accueil de la petite enfance. Découvrir le spot publicitaire de l’Inpes : https://www.maxisciences.com/lavage-des-mains/humour-et-ridicule-pour-encourager-le-lavage-des-mains_art10175.html Le 4 novembre 2010 à 09:43 • Emmanuel Perrin
Hong Kong : des chercheurs veulent stocker des données dans une bactérieUn groupe d’étudiants de l’Université chinoise de Hong Kong cherche à stocker d’énormes quantités de données dans un contenant inattendu : la bactérie Escherichia Coli ou “colibacille”, nocive pour l’homme.En France, les archives nationales s’étendent sur plus de 160 kilomètres d’étagères ! Et aux Etats-Unis, ce chiffre est cinq fois plus important. Et si le stockage d’informations dans le futur ne nécessitait plus autant de place ? Voire plus du tout d’étagères ? Un groupe d’étudiants de Hong Kong a essayé de mettre au point une technique pour résoudre ce problème. Tout stocker dans une bactérie, E Coli. Concrètement, qu’est-ce que cela signifie ? “Nous serons capables de conserver toutes nos données dans une boîte contenant des bactéries, au réfrigérateur”, a expliqué à l’AFP Aldrin Yim, un étudiant-chercheur qui participe au projet de stockage bio, et avait reçu en 2010 la médaille d’or iGem (Compétition internationale de machines génétiquement modifiées), de l’Institut de Tehnologie du Massachussetts.À lire aussiErysipèle : contagion, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?Le biostockage – stockage et cryptage de données dans des organismes vivants – est une science récente. Elle existe depuis un peu moins de 10 ans.Une expérience précédente, menée en 2007, était parvenue à des résultats étonnants. Une équipe de l’université japonaise Keio a réussi à encoder l’équation d’Einstein sur la théorie de la relativité (E=MC2) dans l’ADN d’une bactérie commune du sol. Comme les bactéries ne cessent de se reproduire, les informations stockées peuvent alors être conservées durant des milliers d’années.L’équipe de Hong Kong a voulu aller plus loin. Elle souhaite stocker encore plus de données (texte, mais aussi images, vidéo et musique), et pour ce faire, elle a développé une méthode pour les compresser, puis les distribuer dans des cellules bactériologiques. Pour les localiser par la suite, rien de plus facile pour les chercheurs : ils ont cartographié l’ADN de la bactérie. Un seul gramme de bactérie pourrait ainsi stocker l’équivalent d’informations contenues dans 450 disques durs de 2.000 gigabytes !Les chercheurs ont retiré l’ADN des cellules bactériologiques pour le manipuler grâce à des enzymes avant de le replacer dans une nouvelle cellule. Des manipulations similaires à celles qui sont utilisées dans la création d’organismes génétiquement modifiés (OGM) : l’ADN replacé dans la nouvelle cellule a été chargé d’informations.L’avantage des bactéries ? Elles “ne peuvent pas être piratées”, a affirmé à l’AFP Allen Yu, également étudiant chercheur au sein de l’équipe.Le professeur Chan Ting Fung, qui supervise les recherches, précise que les travaux pratiques sont à leurs débuts dans ce domaine. “Mais ce que les étudiants ont essayé de faire est de s’assurer que certains des principes fondamentaux dans ce champ de recherche sont en fait réalisables”, ajoute-t-il.Et concernant le danger sanitaire posé par l’E. Coli, responsable de graves intoxications alimentaires, les chercheurs précisent qu’ils manipulent une version synthétisée, sans danger.Le 10 janvier 2011 à 10:48 • Emmanuel Perrin
Share BILL ZEEBLE / KERA NEWSJosh Masters listens to Children’s Health licensed counselor Angeleena May using the hospital’s telehealth connection. Children’s Health now has more than 100 telehealth school partners.One in five North Texas children lives in poverty, and more than a quarter million are hungry as their parents struggle to feed them.Those are just a few statistics from a recent 97-page report issued by Children’s Health, the Dallas-based children’s hospital network. The study offers possible solutions, too.The Beyond ABC report only looks at the well-being of children in parts of North Texas, specifically six counties: Dallas, Collin, Denton, Cooke, Grayson and Fannin. It has come out every two years since the late 1990s.How health affects educationThe rate of uninsured kids in Dallas County, as well as Cooke, Fannin and Grayson counties is double the national average. The report says more than 500,000 Texas children lack health insurance, and nearly half of the kids in Dallas County kids are enrolled in Medicaid. The study finds children living in poverty are seven times more likely to be in poor or fair health.Health has a direct impact on education. Yet, low-income parents may be hesitant to get medical care for their kids for several reasons, including cost. Children’s Health points to its telemedicine program as a way to help.For example, if a child’s sick in school, he or she usually goes to the nurse. Then, the parent typically gets called, has to leave work, possibly lose pay, then get to a doctor’s office by car, bus or a friend. Dr. Stormee Williams, who oversees the telehealth program with more than 100 school partners, says telemedicine offers another option.“We can call in, have a live video interaction,” Williams said. “The nurse has an electronic stethoscope, otoscope, dermscope, so that, live, we can diagnose ear infections, look at the throat, listen to lungs in a child with asthma, and actually make a diagnosis and treat if necessary and send prescriptions, electronically.” Dallas’ problem with povertyThe report also finds one in five North Texas kids lives in poverty and offers another way to look at that. Nearly 500,000 children in North Texas qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. Food insecurity in all of the six counties in the study exceeds the national average.In the Dallas school district, 90 percent of the students are considered low-income.Mike Koprowski used to be with Dallas ISD, and while he’s concerned about the poverty rates in Dallas, he’s even more concerned about neighborhood segregation in Dallas. He calls Dallas one of the most segregated cities by race and income in the country.“When you have areas of concentrated poverty, that creates a lot of challenges in the school. So any educator will tell you a kid living in poverty brings challenges into the classroom,” he said. “But when an entire school building is concentrated with low-income kids, the challenges get more difficult.” Koprowski calls that segregation a disaster for Dallas.Proposed solutionsThe report recommends supporting increased development of mixed-income neighborhoods and more widespread acceptance of housing assistance vouchers.Some say lawmakers should get involved.Matt Moore, Children’s Health vice president for government relations, says elected leaders often say it’s important to improve the state of children, but they don’t necessarily take action.“So, I think that the interest is there; we see it from both sides of the aisle,” Moore says. “We see it among the deepest of red tea party members; we see it among the most blue of liberal members. The interest is there, but it just seems that, right now, the moment is aligned against us.”That leaves nonprofits, like the North Texas Food Bank, education groups and health care providers, playing a big role. The goal is to help kids get the basics for success when obstacles block the way. Dr. Williams says it all matters because she’s looking to the future. “We know that healthy kids learn better. And children who’ve learned well end up being healthier adults,” Dr. Williams says.The report also suggests that schools prioritize support for student health and healthy behaviors by providing more nutritious meals and more physical activity and focusing on students’ behavioral and emotional health.Read the full report 2017 Beyond ABC Report by KERANews on Scribd
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Celebrate 73rd Independence Day with patriotic fervour at 1911 Restaurant over a Freedom special lunch buffet, offering tricolor themed treats. The menu includes an array of signature dishes featuring the likes of Hariyali Bunno – chicken marinated with mint and coriander, Basanti Jheenga – jumbo prawn marinated with hung curd and cheese, Ajadi ke Gole – cottage cheese dumpling served with saffron gravy, Tiranga Pulao – trio colors of rice and much more, complemented with a dessert like Kesaria Phirni – saffron rice pudding flavoured with cardamom. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhen: August 15 Where: 1911 Restaurant Timings: 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm Buffet Price: INR 6000 + taxes for two peopleSavour hand-crafted thalis like Maharani Thali featuring vegetarian specials and Maharaja Thali offering non- vegetarian favourites. Enjoy these curated Thalis inclusive of a four- course menu with family and friends at our Pan Indian restaurant Daniell’s Tavern, to commemorate the occasion. Where: Daniell’s Tavern Timings: 6:30pm – 11:45pm (Dinner) Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivePrice : INR 3500 + taxes per Maharani Thali and INR 4500 + taxes per Maharaja Thali The experience gets more indulgent when you take on a culinary journey inspired by the flavours of India with regional Thalis specially put together by the chefs of 1911 Restaurant along with a mocktail, for an irresistible dinner. Feast on the traditions of our country with Rajasthani Thali on August 15, Punjabi Thali on August 16, Kerala Thali on August 17, Kashmiri Thali on August 18, Delhi-6 Thali on August 19, South Indian Thali on August 20 and Lucknowi Thali on August 21, 2019. Celebrate the spirit of freedom and satiate your dining experience at in the midst of unique Indian history and heritage, only at The Imperial. Where: 1911 Restaurant Timings: 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm Price : INR 3000 + taxes per Thali with mocktail
Just weeks after being drafted by the Chiefs, rookie quarterback Pat Mahomes was reportedly robbed at gunpoint in his hometown of Tyler, Texas on Friday night. He was unharmed.According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call where four people were robbed by a man as they exited the vehicle after pulling into a driveway at a residence. One of the individuals was identified as Mahomes. The assailant allegedly motioned to his waistband as he approached the group, indicating he had a gun. The suspect stole property from the victims.Michael Blake Pinkerton, 34 (right below), and Billy Ray Johnson (left below), 58, have been arrested in connection with the robbery. Property stolen from the victims was located in the suspect vehicle. It’s unknown what specific role of each of the arrested men played in the robbery at this time. Advertisement
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more August 14, 2009 – Unity Health System-Park Ridge in Rochester, N.Y., upgraded its OB-Windows systems with two OBLinks, providing instant, electronic transmission of patient data from ultrasound systems to Digisonics OB-View/OB-Windows systems eliminating human input error and increasing efficiency.Chesapeake Cardiac Care in Annapolis, Md., recently purchased a DigiView cardiovascular analysis workstation and Rolodex software. Using both DigiView and Rolodex, Chesapeake Cardiac Care will streamline its workflow with the latest high-performance image analysis and professional reporting capabilities, as well as automatically transmit all finalized reports to referring physicians through fax, e-mail and print options. For more information: www.digison.net FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | August 14, 2009 Digisonics Links Ultrasound Data in Cardiovascular Departments 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Related Content
Sponsored Content | Webinar | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA)| April 14, 2017 WEBINAR: Practical Integration of VNA into a Mature Imaging Architecture Webinar sponsored by GE Healthcare Register for the recorded version of this webinar News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more PresentersAndy StricklandDirector of Imaging InformaticsUniversity of Washington Medical CenterStrickland is the director of imaging informatics for the University of Washington Medicine. UW Medicine includes UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Airlift Northwest, the UW Neighborhood Clinic network and Valley Medical Center. Andy has directed the IT program for UW for the last 13 years. He is a regular speaker and session facilitator at national conferences and has contributed articles and webinar content for various publications and websites. Andy has been involved in healthcare IT for over 20 years and in radiology informatics for 13. He has a degree from the University of Portland in Business Management. Andy served as the chair of CRISS and is on the board of CWAVE.David White, RT, BS-ITGeneral Manager, GE Healthcare DigitalVNA, Analytics, Image ExchangeWhite has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare iInformation management. Currently responsible for global product development for GE Healthcare’s enterprise imaging portfolio, he previously served as radiology director and as VP sales, business development. White served his country in the U.S. Army for 10 years and worked in all levels of radiology. He finished his second phase of AIT at Walter Reed Medical Center where he cared for Grenada wounded comrades. While stationed at Ft. Polk, he was an X-ray technologist and earned the rank of E-5 sergeant. He was the NCOIC of radiology for the 46th Combat Support Hospital, was deployed to Desert Shield/Storm, and also supported the 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq during both the air campaign and ground war. 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more 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. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more During this webinar, Andy Strickland, director of imaging informatics, describes the role of VNA (vendor neutral archives) in University of Washington Medical Center’s enterprise imaging environment. With the growth of imaging, more attention is being paid to revenue capture and payors are becoming more insistent on documentation. VNA can provide an archive to the enterprise that’s easy to use and provide the documentation required for claim generation.The webinar took place April 25, 2017. The recorded version of this webinar is available by registering for the event.Register for the recorded version this webinarThis webinar addresses:1. The practical aspects of VNA integration and outcomes2. The role of a universal viewer in a VNA environment3. Enterprise staffing implications4. 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Courtesy Alonso Muñez SolísIn war, people take drastic measures. Some adopt a cause and fight. Others cling to their peaceful lives and hope for the best. And some, seeing that the situation is only getting worse, flee their country in search of a better life.In the first chapter of “Al Sur de los Recuerdos” (“South of Memories”), we see what happens to young Pascual Aristaga when he tries to fight. In the novel, Pascual is a humble shopkeeper and decent family man, yet when Nicaragua is torn apart by war, he decides to raise arms against the invisible enemy in the woods. But Pascual doesn’t last long; he’s clearly not meant to be a soldier. In the wake of his death, his wife María and daughter Ana have nothing to gain by staying. They journey south, to Costa Rica.Demographically speaking, Costa Rican writer Alonso Muñoz Solís is an unlikely author of “Recuerdos.” Nicaraguan immigrants are not a popular bunch in Costa Rica, yet Muñoz writes movingly about their escape from war and the challenges of their new life. Meanwhile, in telling most of the story from the perspective of young Ana, Muñoz sets himself the challenge of accurately voicing a character of another age and gender, a notable feat for any writer. Finally, Muñoz was 33 years old when the book was published last May, which means he was about nine years old when the Nicaraguan Revolution ended.Muñoz took on a difficult topic that basically predates his generation, and this alone is commendable. He has done his research, too – he clearly describes his locations and how the characters see them, even on the front lines of battles. When Ana and María trudge their way toward Costa Rica, Muñoz had to imagine encountering his own country for the first time:For hours they walked among gigantic trees adorned with different shades of green. Magnificent trees, with very high roots and lined vines and mosses of different textures. Perfectly circular and imposingly long trunks. Leaves of different sizes that fell dancing in the air. Palm trees in the jungle. Muddy earth the color of adobe on a day without rain; a carpet of fallen leaves. Mushrooms of all forms and colors. Ranks of busy ants. Flocks of parakeets, birds and more birds, everywhere.Muñoz can be eloquent, but most of his prose is crisp and clean, like a Central American Steinbeck. For folks learning Spanish or unaccustomed to reading Spanish literature, “Recuerdos” is an excellent find: The vocabulary is uncomplicated and the story is smoothly told, without excessive, self-indulgent metaphor or subplots. At 135 pages, the slim novel could pass for young adult fiction, and the violence is no more shocking than a “Hunger Games” scene – except that Muñoz’s fiction is based on real tragedy.I can only hope that Muñoz finds the broad readership he deserves. Small-press books don’t generally print a second edition, and Costa Rica is a tough market for novelists, especially a freshman author. It is striking to discover that Muñoz graduated from the University of Costa Rica with a degree in Electrical Engineering, then worked for the University for Peace. “Recuerdos” is an admirable first book. Here’s hoping he writes a second one soon. Facebook Comments Related posts:New guidebook helps visitors appreciate Costa Rica’s capital ‘The Family’ tells story of cult in Costa Rica ‘Paradise Imperfect’ a competent expat memoir What do Ticos really think about foreigners in Costa Rica?