Top Stories: Flu Shots, Sea Turtles, and Obama’s New Budget

first_imgHow U.S. Science Will Fare Under the New BudgetPresident Barack Obama on Tuesday released a $3.901 trillion budget request to Congress, including proposals for a host of federal research agencies. The unveiling is just the beginning of the annual budget process; Congress will now chew on the proposal and is likely to ignore many of the White House’s suggestions. Most research agencies are facing flat prospects, and there are few big winners. Click through to see all of our coverage and analysis so far.Computer Program Allows the Blind to ‘See’ With SoundSign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A new computer program lets blind people “see” using sound. The program converts simple images into sequences of sound: As people learn the sounds, they learn to “hear” images. The technology not only gives “sight” to the blind, but also challenges the way neurologists think the brain is organized.Do Flu Shots Cause Runny Noses?A new study finds that live flu vaccines may increase our susceptibility to bacterial infections. You should get them anyway: Not only do flu vaccines protect against influenza, but the study found that vaccination had no impact on bacterial infection in the lungs, just the nasal passages, explaining the occasional runny nose.In Academia, Women Collaborate Less With Their Same-Sex JuniorsA study of psychology departments finds that female full professors are less likely to co-author papers with lower ranking women. The findings may reveal yet another barrier toward women advancing in academia.Where Sea Turtles Spend Their ‘Lost Years’The early life of sea turtles used to be called “the lost years,” because no one knew exactly where they went. Now, the first satellite data tracking the young turtles have revealed where they go while they’re waiting to grow up.last_img read more

Eye on Assembly elections, BJP gets new heads for Maharashtra, Mumbai

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made major changes to its organisational structure on Tuesday by appointing Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil as head of the State unit of the party.It also appointed Malabar Hill MLA and founder of the real estate Lodha Group, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, as the Mumbai unit chief in place of Ashish Shelar, who has been inducted into the government as a Cabinet Minister. Mr. Patil replaces Raosaheb Danve, who has been inducted into the Union Cabinet in the second term of the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre. Announcing the appointment of the two leaders, party national secretary Arun Singh said the changes have been approved by party president Amit Shah. “The appointments are from immediate effect,” Mr. Singh said on Tuesday. Senior leaders said as per party rules, one can not hold the same term for two years. It was with this in mind that Mr. Danve met the Prime Minster in New Delhi and requested for a change of guard earlier this month. Mr. Danve is believed to have told Mr. Modi it would be difficult for him to juggle the responsibilities of State chief along with that of the Union minister in the run-up to the elections in Maharashtra. “We have some very capable leaders in our party and they can perhaps come forward to take this responsibility,” he said. Mr. Danve was appointed State party chief in 2015 and has been instrumental in the BJP expanding its base across the rural hinterland. “The BJP has since captured 25,000 gram sabhas, 23 Members of Parliament (MPs) and 18 corporations across rural Maharashtra. We have only managed to do so under the able leadership and guidance of the PM and Mr. Shah,” he said. Mr. Patil has been Cabinet Minister since July 2016, handling the Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation and Public Works department (PWD). A prominent member of the BJP, he is also the Guardian Minister of Kolhapur and Pune districts. Speaking on his appointment Mr. Lodha said, “The party has entrusted me with a major responsibility and I plan to fulfil it diligently. I would do that keeping in mind Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas.”last_img read more

Almost 3M netizens illegally streamed Mayweather vs. McGregor fight—report

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr. (right) throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on Aug. 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPThe fight of the century went down over the weekend, as boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept his record unblemished at 50-0, turning back a very game adversary in Conor McGregor.READ: 50-0: Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th roundADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Williams wins at US Open to stay in No. 1 hunt; Konta out Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Nextcenter_img However, not every sports fan managed to watch the fight on pay per view (PPV) and resorted to illegal streams online.According to a report form Forbes, digital platform security company Irdeto estimated that 2,930,598 people illegally watched the fight on various social media platforms via 239 illegal streams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPlenty of unwarranted videos were shared on Facebook, YouTube, Periscope and Twitch last Saturday (Sunday in Manila), while ads for the illegal streams were promoted on sites like Alibaba, eBay and Amazon.Other viewers, meanwhile, depended on “digital Robin Hoods”—or generous fans who purchased the fight and videotaped it live through their television or computers. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension On the other hand, Facebook did its part to stop videos from spreading by taking down live streams of the fight.However, the social platform still could not keep up with the number of users, as some videos managed to be streamed live up until the end of the fight.Despite the massive number of illegal streams, the Mayweather versus McGregor fight is still expected to break PPV sales. As of this writing, official PPV numbers have yet to be released.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Canelo-GGG to MayMac fans: We’ve got a real show for youADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Leander Paes withdrawal from Asian Games 2018 a big blow: Zeeshan Ali

first_imgIndia’s tennis team captain and coach Zeeshan Ali said Leander Paes’s last-minute pull out from the 18th Asian Games is a big blow to India’s medal prospects in the men’s doubles and mixed doubles.Paes pulled out from the Games on Thursday after not being paired with a double specialist.The 45-year-old Paes, who last played at the Asian Games in 2006, is in the twilight of his career. He has five gold medals to his name in the Asian Games, starting from the Hiroshima edition in 1994.Paes was expected to team up with Ramkumar Ramanathan or Sumit Nagal at the showpiece event. While Rohan Bopanna will partner Divij Sharan in the men’s doubles event.Miffed Leander Paes withdraws from Asian Games 2018 in IndonesiaAli said he tried his best to convince Paes to change his mind but the 18-time Grand Slam champion eventually decided against coming to Palembang after expressing his disappointment over selectors not picking a doubles specialist to play with him.”It is obviously very disappointing to not to have Leander. It is a big blow to us. But then again he is a complete professional. It is his decision completely and his patriotism for the country cannot be questioned,” Ali told PTI before a practice session here today.”Having said that, Paes needed to be here irrespective of whoever he was going to play with as he volunteered to represent the country,” Zeeshan said.The former Davis Cupper said that his focus is now is to rejig the doubles combination after Paes’ pull-out.advertisementAsian Games 2018: India’s top medal contenders in Indonesia”But I have to forget that he is not coming and focus on rearranging doubles team, my mixed doubles team. There is no doubt that we will be missing Leander with all his experience in guiding the youngsters on court.”Ali has time till 10 am Sarurday to submit the names of the players but hopes to come to a conclusion after another practice session in the evening on Friday.The singles combinations in both categories have been decided with Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi shouldering India’s challenge while Bopanna and Dvij Sharan will be the specialist doubles pairing.Either of the singles specialist, Ramanathan or Nagal would have played with Paes, but now that he is not here, it will be a doubles team of primarily singles players with Gunneswaran also in the mix now.India at Asian Games 2018: Full squadIndia’s sole gold in the last edition at Incheon came in the mixed doubles but in Paes’ absence, the planning has gone haywire.”I think it makes a big a difference to us in the mixed doubles. Who would play with Rohan and Leander could have been decided only once he came. Now it is a different team we would be looking at. The tough bit is that everyone’s playing styles are different. Most likely Divij will replace Paes in the mixed doubles.”So it is going back to the drawing board. We are trying to work the combinations out so, see which style suits which pair. I am definitely going by rankings as far as the combinations are concerned. Since we don’t have time, it doesn’t give us much room for experimentation,” Zeeshan said.India at Asian Games 2018: DisciplinesHe has three women’s players to choose from – Raina, Thandi and Prarthana Thombare and see who are the best two suited to play alongside Bopanna and Sharan.Couldn’t Paes have made up his mind earlier?”It is something you have to ask him. It is a last minute decision that he has taken. I have been on the phone with him constantly. I tried to convince him to come here. My duty is get all the top players here. But you have to respect his decision. You can never doubt his commitment to play for India at any event.”The only thing I am feeling bad right now is, if he had decided earlier to not come even two weeks or 10 days ago, we would have got a specialist doubles team in place,” the Indian coach lamented.”We have five doubles players in the top-100 (including Bopanna, Sharan, Paes, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja). Even N Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan have been doing extremely well. The only thing I am upset about is that we won’t be able to field a second specialist doubles team,” he added.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

JBDC Helping to Develop Talent in Fashion Industry

first_img The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is redesigning and rebuilding Jamaica’s fashion future, through the development of the local talent in the industry. Speaking with JIS News at the recent launch of Irie Magic Fashion Fusion Plus at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, Chief Executive Officer at the JBDC, Valerie Veira, said the agency has a big vision to highlight and promote the development of small businesses, especially the fashion industry. The agency has implemented a fashion programme, dubbed ‘Irie Magic Fashion Fusion’, which highlights the works of nine local emerging designers and recent Edna Manley College graduates. Story Highlights The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is redesigning and rebuilding Jamaica’s fashion future, through the development of the local talent in the industry.The agency has implemented a fashion programme, dubbed ‘Irie Magic Fashion Fusion’, which highlights the works of nine local emerging designers and recent Edna Manley College graduates.Through the programme the designers are also being mentored and prepared to operate sustainable businesses with strong design identities and brand presence as an entrepreneur.Speaking with JIS News at the recent launch of Irie Magic Fashion Fusion Plus at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, Chief Executive Officer at the JBDC, Valerie Veira, said the agency has a big vision to highlight and promote the development of small businesses, especially the fashion industry.She noted that development of the fashion industry has always been a core objective of the JBDC since the early 2000s, and through the JBDC’s efforts in the industry, many designers have participated in local and international fashion-related events, trade shows and business.“It is within this context that the JBDC is re-energising its fashion programme with its Irie Magic concept, which endeavours to prepare the new generation of designers to operate sustainable businesses,” Mrs. Veira said.“We are aware of the small entrepreneurs, their skills and contribution to the economy, so we want to nurture this growth and guide them on to the global market with the ideas,” she added.Manager, Technical Services at the JBDC, Colin Porter, explained that the concept was designed to provide market exposure to the fashion programmes, and specifically to the participating designers.“All participants in the programme got the chance to display their pieces during Style Week and highlight the exposure of JBDC’s support to the small business and the fashion industry,” Mr. Porter added.He noted that the JBDC is there to help small businesses, and encourages persons to visit the agency to get the information as well as share ideas on how the entity can improve its offerings.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, congratulated the JBDC on the successful execution of the launch.She said Irie Magic will serve as an encouragement to creative persons and enable the development of the fashion industry.“Through this activity, we are bringing form to the fashion industry by way of designer mentorship programmes and product-development training,” Miss Grange argued.She said there is a shift in consumer appetites and the JBDC fashion development programme is sharpening the designer’s entrepreneurial skill sets and business acumen to meet the desires of the potential clients, and, by extension, the industry.“People want convenience, a great price, quality, novel designs and their designs on time. It is imperative that our designers are equipped to be able to maintain the appetite of buyers of Jamaican fashion, especially in this evolving global fashion ecosystem where it is predicted that in 2018, half of the world’s apparel and footwear will not originate in North America and Europe,” Miss Grange said.She further noted that the JBDC is uniquely positioned to bolster production capacity for the designers, improve their business strategies and formalise things for overseas opportunities through the Irie Magic programme.“I can think of international superstars, like Ralph Lauren, who have used Jamaica as an inspiration for their Spring/Summer collection for this year,” Miss Grange said.She said with help from the JBDC, local designers will soon have their clothes on the international market.Moses Fennel, who is now a firefighter at the Norman Manley International Airport, is one of the standout designers among the nine Irie Magic participants. He said the training he has received from the JBDC is giving him an opportunity to live his dream.He said that since he has enrolled in the JBDC fashion designer programme, the experience has given him a new perspective about business development.“The workshops at JBDC have broadened my knowledge and have really helped me to understand the value of my designs and how to convert my skill into a brand and how to make money from it.The class is ongoing, and we have learnt a lot about collection development process, costing for the international and local markets, and business acumen as a designer, which includes marketing strategies, catalogues and entrepreneurship,” he added.“Fashion is my passion; it’s the only thing that occupies my mind… so even while I did my duties at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, I still went and got additional training. I went to Garmex (HEART Trust/NTA Garmex Academy) to study for a diploma in Fashion Design and Technology, and from there other opportunities came up, including this Irie Magic show,” he noted.Mr. Fennel said he wants to transition from firefighting to fashion designing. “My aim is to have a global brand, providing ball gowns to females, and this is becoming more of a reality with the JBDC influence,” he told JIS News.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Halifax Regional Municipality

first_img Local Area Office: 902-424-2129 Fax: 902-424-0568 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Akerley Boulevard The entrance to Akerley Boulevard from Highway 118 and the Highway 107 bypass is closed due to an overturned tractor trailer. Traffic to Burnside can use the Highway 111 or Highway 118 interchanges or the Dartmouth Crossing entrance. -30-last_img

Traffic Advisory Halifax Regional Municipality

first_imgHALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Ramp Closure The on-ramp to the Bicentennial Highway (Highway 102) from Joseph Howe Drive will be closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, until 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, during ramp repairs. Vehicles can enter Highway 102 from Bayers Road or from the Dunbrack St./North West Arm Drive Interchange. -30-last_img

Amendments to the Construction Projects LabourManagement Relations Act

first_img “Companies looking to invest a significant amount of money and resources in our province would like the reassurance that a settled agreement for the life of project can bring,” said Al Stapleton, president of the Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association. The act does not prevent a developer from working with a non-unionized contractor even when there is a project agreement in place. The amendments will take effect immediately after they are passed. repeal the current act and rename the new legislation as the Construction Projects Labour Relations Act give a developer of a $2 billion plus industrial construction project the option to seek a project-specific agreement for the life of the project amend the definition of construction project to include projects over $2 billion dollars, specifically liquefied natural gas projects in Guysborough and Richmond counties allow other economically significant industrial construction projects to be designated as construction projects by regulation following public consultation outline a process to notify multiple parties of a developer’s desire to negotiate a project agreement when a developer wants a project agreement, ensure construction does not start until there is one in place that covers the life of the project provide a mechanism, through the Labour Board, to resolve issues that may arise under the act Legislation introduced today, Nov. 2, will help create a stable labour relations climate for mega-industrial construction projects in Nova Scotia. The amendments to the Construction Projects Labour-Management Relations Act give developers of multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas projects in Richmond and Guysborough Counties the option to enter into a project-specific agreement to ensure no work stoppages during the life of the project. “Our government is committed to improving Nova Scotia’s competitiveness and positioning our province for growth,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. “This legislation helps create a stable labour relations climate that will encourage further investment and growth and bring economic benefits to our province and our people.” The department was asked by Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association and Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades to update the 40-year old legislation with a modernized version. “The stability a project agreement brings is good for everyone, including workers, who will benefit by having settled work conditions over the life of a project,” said Brad Smith, executive director of Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades. Specifically, the amendments will:last_img read more

Rail joint cracks led to Saskatchewan potash train derailment TSB

first_imgWINNIPEG – An investigation has concluded that cracks in a rail joint ultimately led to the derailment of a freight train carrying potash east of Saskatoon last fall.A Transportation Safety Board report says the cracks made the rail joint weak and it ruptured under the weight of the Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) train.Some 37 cars derailed just west of the Rural Municipality of Blucher on Sept. 15.The report says many of the derailed cars spilled potash, but no dangerous goods were involved and no one was hurt.About 760 metres of track was damaged or destroyed.The TSB says all required track inspections had been performed, including three in the previous year that showed some minor defects not needing immediate attention under CP maintenance standards.The train had just passed through a switch at Blucher when the crew felt the locomotive dip and heard a banging sound. An engineer applied the brakes to slow the train and four seconds later an automatic emergency brake was activated.Half a rail joint was recovered during cleanup and had “rail-end batter on the east-end rail head and fatigue cracking in the joint bars.”Potash consists of minerals containing potassium and is used as an agricultural fertilizer.last_img read more

Air Canada says services restored after massive system outage causes flight delays

Air Canada says it has restored its computer systems after a morning outage led to delays across the airline’s operations.The company says it expects some continued flight delays as it works to clear the backlog caused by a disruption of its airport systems, check-in and customer service centres.Airports in Toronto and Vancouver had reported disrupted flight schedules because of the technical issues along with congested terminals.Air Canada union files human rights complaint over ‘systemic discrimination and harassment’ of flight attendantsComputer issues temporarily shut down Air Canada check-in, call centre operationsAir Canada customers in Canada and abroad took to Twitter to complain of long lines, flight delays and other travel disruptions because of the computer problems.The company apologized for the inconvenience and thanked customers for their patience.The disruption came two weeks after the airline had a computer issue that disrupted web and mobile check-ins and call centre operations and delayed boarding on some flights. read more

Fake cops steal Rs 10 million

According to the police, two men had withdrawn the cash from Sampath bank at Slave Island and were heading towards Nawam Mawatha  when the car was stopped by men in uniform similar to that worn by the traffic police. A group of men who had posed as policemen have stolen Rs. 10 million from a businessman in Salve Island this afternoon, the police said.The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has launched investigations into the incident. The two men were set free in the Kotte area but the car and cash were stolen. (Colombo Gazette) At this point another group of men had arrived in a jeep and abducted the two men and stole the car with the cash.

Target Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Target Corp. (TGT) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $938 million.On a per-share basis, the Minneapolis-based company said it had profit of $1.82.The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.61 per share.The retailer posted revenue of $18.42 billion in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $18.33 billion.For the current quarter ending in November, Target expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.04 to $1.24. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.17.The company expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.90 to $6.20 per share.Target shares have increased 29% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 16%. The stock has climbed almost 3% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on TGT at Associated Press read more

Womens volleyball Huskers get revenge on Buckeyes in fourset nailbitter

OSU senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe (10) spikes against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in St. John Arena on Oct.14. Credit: Daniel Herbener | For The LanternRetribution was served on the table tonight as the No. 2 Nebraska Cornhuskers took down the No. 19 Ohio State women’s volleyball team in four sets at St. John Arena. Nearly two weeks ago, it was the Buckeyes celebrating a four-set upset on Nebraska’s home turf. The Huskers are the defending national champions and, at the time, stood undefeated. Tonight, Nebraska travelled to Columbus and handed OSU payback. The Buckeyes now stand at 12-7 on the season. OSU was able to collect the first few points of the first set, but Nebraska quickly countered back with a six-point run and took the lead. Another Husker four-point run later in the set would put the score at 14-6.  OSU could not reign in the Huskers and dropped the first set, 25-20. The Buckeyes would only be able to hold onto an early lead in the second set for a short time before Nebraska’s hitters took the reins, forcing an OSU timeout. The Buckeyes played catch-up for the remainder of the set. They would eventually lose the second with a score identical to the first set, 25-20. OSU went on its own four-point run early in the third set to be on top, 5-3. Buckeyes coach Geoff Carlston used his challenge card on a ball that was called out of bounds. The call was reversed, fueling OSU’s fire, lifting OSU to a lead as high as seven points. The Huskers closed in on the Buckeye lead, but some aggressive offensive play would give OSU its first set victory, 25-23. In an arena swarmed with 2,600 fans covered in scarlet, it was hard to differentiate between those cheering for the home team or the visiting Huskers in the final set of the evening.Going into the fourth set, both teams were fighting for their own motivations – OSU battling to continue the match and Nebraska to end it. In all, the score tied 14 times, with the lead changing hands five times. The crowd was on the edge of its seats as each ball dropped to the floor. OSU came back from a three-point deficit late in the game to even the score at 24 each. The energy was tense as Nebraska’s Andie Malloy put down a kill to give the Huskers the set point. Malloy would then serve an ace, giving Nebraska the match win. Senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe led the team in kills with 19 and also combined for seven blocks. Sophomore outside hitter Audra Appold chipped in for 11 kills. Senior libero Valeria León added 16 digs to OSU’s defensive efforts, along with 13 digs from junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer and sophomore setter Taylor Hughes. OSU team members agreed the first two sets of the match showed the Buckeyes’ weak spots. “(Nebraska) came out pretty good in the first and second sets. I feel like we should’ve given more competitiveness to it,” freshman defensive specialist Camry Halm said. Appold shared Halm’s feelings and said the beginning of play didn’t speak the team’s true colors.“We were pretty flat in the first two sets as a team…that’s not what we’re about,” she said.Appold has been out with an injury since the last time the Buckeyes played in St. John on Sept. 28. She said she considered today to be her first time playing on home territory. OSU won’t have much time to recover from tonight’s loss before they see play again. The Buckeyes will host the Iowa Hawkeyes tomorrow evening. Halm said the key to bringing home a win tomorrow is simple. “I just think that getting rest tonight is key and just going out there (tomorrow) and playing hard,” she said.Appold said learning from Friday’s loss is important, but also knowing the team’s potential to be great.“We know that we can be up there with the top teams,” she said. “(It’s) waking up tomorrow and getting after it in practice and getting it done.” The Buckeyes will take on the Hawkeyes at 6 p.m. tomorrow at St. John Arena. read more

Beside The Points For Thursday Oct 12 2017

NFL Oh, and don’t forgetRandom audience guy with minimal training wins title after combatant pulls out of MMA fight, the jabroni dream All newsletters See more MLB predictions See more NFL predictions We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeWorst defeat everThe biggest sports story of the week is by far the collapse of the U.S. Men’s National Team in its World Cup qualifier match against Trinidad and Tobago. Going into the match — the U.S. needed a win or tie to automatically qualify — the U.S. had a 93 percent chance of making the World Cup. But they lost 2-1 to a team playing for nothing but pride, with one of those goals being scored by a U.S. defender on his own net. Then both Panama and Honduras won their games, eliminating the U.S. and propelling Panama to the cup. Going back to 1885, the men have never lost a World Cup match in any stage of the tournament or qualfying in which they were so favored to win. [FiveThirtyEight]Yeah that 2-1 loss has hundreds of millions of dollars worth of consequencesBetween the $425 million television broadcast deal and that wage discrimination lawsuit U.S. soccer will have a harder time contesting and that other antitrust lawsuit they might have an easier time contesting and the potential gutting of the youth soccer movement in America and the sponsorship revenue for Major League Soccer in potential peril, yeah it would have been really cool for a whole bunch of people had the U.S. national team not lost that game. [The Washington Post]Kansas City hustleWith five consecutive wins, the Elo rating of the Kansas City Chiefs is at the highest level since their win over the Vikings in Super Bowl IV. Only eight weeks in the team’s history have them looking better than they do now, all of them in that Super Bowl season. [FiveThirtyEight]It’s only a lost season if you fail to tankAccording to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the Browns have a 49 percent chance of finishing dead last and getting the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the 49ers have a 32.2 percent chance, the Bears have a 9.3 percent chance, the Colts have a 3.3. percent chance and the Giants have a 3.6 percent chance. [ESPN]Congrats, equivalent of three fourths of Staten IslandIceland qualified for the World Cup — you remember, that thing America screwed up and failed to make — and is now the smallest nation to ever do so with its population of 334,000. [Bleacher Report]Not gonna lie, did not see this comingThe net favorability of the NFL among Trump voters according to a Morning Consult poll is -24 points. The net favorability among Clinton voters is +38 points. Hop in a time machine and go tell yourself that little nugget a year ago and watch an innocent mind explode. [The New York Times]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number55.232U.S. gymnast Morgan Hurd took the gold medal in Montreal at the 2017 World All-Around Championship, scoring a 55.232. Canada’s Ellie Black took the silver medal and Russia’s Elena Eremina took bronze. Make a little note of that in your “SMART SMALL TALK TO MENTION DURING OLYMPICS TO SOUND LIKE YOU FOLLOW SPORTS BESIDES DIVING” folder that I assume all other people have as well as me. [Flo Gymnastics]Leaks from Slack: Oh God no, not like this editiongfoster:[8:20 PM] Oh boy. U.S. Losing to Trinidad[8:37 PM] Ahhhhhh 2-0 Trinidad 😱[8:39] At least Costa Rica scoredtchow:[8:52 PM] Meanwhile..Argentina up 2-1meghan:[8:53 PM] So wait — is the US screwed again?tchow:[8:54 PM] No they’re still in at the moment. If results holdmeghan:[8:54 PM] Thanks, Tonywalt:[9:06 PM] oh my godtchow:[9:07 PM] Pulisic. American god[9:32 PM] Honduras up 3-2gfoster:[9:37 PM] Is panama scores and this holds, they are out[9:39] If all these results hold, they play a playoff with Australia…which ain’t good[9:47 PM] Panama scored[9:47] They are going to be eliminatedneil:[9:49 PM] Oh man — so they needed either Panama or Honduras to lose, and they both won?gfoster:[9:49 PM] This really sucks.neil:[9:49 PM] lol[9:50] Sorry, I mean 🇺🇸😿[9:50] (it’s soccer. /shrug )heynawl-enten:[9:51 PM] joined #sport.[9:51 PM] This is TERRIBLE.[9:51 PM] left #sport.gfoster:[9:52 PM] Terrible for traffic.neil:[9:52 PM] More room for baseball coverage. 😉gfoster:[9:53 PM] Nightmare.walt:[9:54] WHAT[9:54] omgemily:[9:54 PM] (do they still get paid more for not even qualifying than the WNT will for winning it?)Predictions MLB read more

Police appeal after mob of youths beat man unconscious with chair in

first_imgMetropolitan Police urge anyone who may recognise the suspects to contact themCredit:Metropolitan Police The suspects knock the victim unconciousCredit:Metropolitan Police Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The attack happened at around 10.15pm on April 30.A 13-year-old boy was arrested on 30 April on suspicion of affray, robbery and possession of a class B drug.He has been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late November. A teenager was beaten unconscious by a gang of ten youths – who knocked him unconscious with a chair.Police are hunting the ten-strong gang who hospitalised the 19-year-old in the savage attack so that they could steal his phone.The victim was walking to catch a bus in Streatham, south west London when he was attacked by a group of ten men.center_img He was knocked to the floor and suffered cuts to his face, head and lips, before being knocked unconscious by the savage blow from the chair.Met Police have released CCTV of eight suspects.They are described as black males, aged between 14 and 16, and wearing dark hooded tops. Metropolitan Police urge anyone who may recognise the suspects to contact them The suspects knock the victim unconciouslast_img read more

Grenfell Tower Twenty suicide attempts since blaze as victims suffer from survivor

first_imgMs Bolton suggested that “survivor guilt”, depression and feeling unable to cope with the loss of loved ones  was among multiple factors in why victims and witnesses were trying to take their own lives.How the tragedy that killed at least 80 people unfolded Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. At least 20 people who survived or witnessed the Grenfell Tower fire have since tried to kill themselves, according to a charity.A former nurse who is working with victims suggested that “survivor guilt” was among the factors for why victims of the west London blaze were attempting suicide.Yvette Greenway, founder of the Silence of Suicide support group, said the figure of 20 suicide bids was based on conversations with those helping residents.She told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme that many people affected by the fire, which claimed at least 80 lives in June, could not get images of the burning tower “out of their minds”.”There is a lot of alcohol and drug dependency,” she told the show. “People are feeling isolated.” Ms Greenway added: “There are going to be many more instances of PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder], depression, anxiety and self-harming as people reach different stages of trauma.”Everybody will be affected at different times. We need long-term mental health provision for the next three decades at least – maybe longer.” Judy Bolton, a nurse for 20 years who now co-ordinates volunteers for Justice4Grenfell, said those she works with have also told her of 20 suicide attempts. That figure has not been independently verified. At least 80 people died when flames engulfed the 24-storey block, while hundreds more were left homeless.The disaster came against a backdrop of repeated fire safety concerns flagged by the tower’s residents.Both the council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police on potential corporate manslaughter charges. Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith, deputy leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, said: “The Grenfell Tower fire is a humanitarian crisis on a unique scale and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has committed to supporting those affected by this tragedy.”There is a network of support available, including proactive work within the community and schools, a 24-hour NHS helpline and emotional support services provided by local community groups along with the Samaritans.“We would urge anyone who is experiencing trauma around the incident to contact the 24-hour NHS support line on 0800 0234 650. The helpline will talk to distressed people, or concerned family, friends or carers, at any time and provide clinical advice.”last_img read more

Spillard takes visibility up to the next level – Optronics 360 on

first_imgWhat it claims is “the world’s first 3600 surround view camera system for vehicles will be on show on Spillard Safety Systems’ stand G1 at Plantworx 2013 [a UK exhibition].  Optronics 360 is the most technologically advanced vision system for off-road environments. It gives operators an all-round, real time, bird’s eye view from a single monitor. “Customisable for each individual installation, it can be programmed from horizon to horizon as well as forward and rear. By covering a much wider area this makes it the most effective system on the market for eliminating blind spots” – shown repeatedly in visibility studies to be a major and life-threatening problem on many machines and vehicles.Calibrated ultra-wide cameras produce large amounts of omnidirectional image data which is manipulated using vision mapping software through a programmable image processing unit. Image regions are then digitally synthesised to create a quadra-spheric composite view on the operator’s screen (30 frames per second) that looks just as if it’s been taken from above the vehicle. There are no jumps between viewed frames.last_img read more

Un cas de paludisme détecté à Strasbourg

first_imgUn cas de paludisme détecté à StrasbourgUn homme aurait été identifié comme souffrant de paludisme à Strasbourg. Il se serait fait piquer par plusieurs moustiques en ouvrant un colis qu’il venait de recevoir du Cameroun.L’alerte a été donnée par un médecin qui a reçu en consultation un homme, souffrant visiblement de paludisme. Il se porte mieux aujourd’hui, mais souffrait de vomissements, maux de tête et fièvre importante. Confirmant une information révélée par Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace, l’AFP a rencontré le chef de service des maladies infectieuses et tropicales des Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, qui a indiqué que le malade n’a pas contracté la maladie des suites d’un voyage en zone tropicale.En réalité, l’homme aurait reçu un colis du Cameroun, colis qui aurait également contenu deux à trois moustiques qui l’auraient piqué, lui transmettant alors la maladie. Si le risque que les moustiques soient encore en vie aujourd’hui et contaminent d’autres personnes est faible, l’Agence régionale de Santé d’Alsace a tout de même tenu à diffuser un message de mise en garde auprès des praticiens libéraux de la région.Le 15 novembre 2010 à 14:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

LAfrique centrale et de lEst face à lune des pires épidémies de

first_imgL’Afrique centrale et de l’Est face à l’une des pires épidémies de choléraD’après l’Unicef, les régions d’Afrique centrale et de l’est traverse l’une des plus graves épidémies de choléra de leur histoire avec plus de 85.000 cas recensés et 2.466 personnes décédées rien que cette année. Alors que le choléra vient tout juste de ressurgir en Haïti, c’est un bilan grave que vient d’établir l’Unicef au sujet de ce fléau qui ravage également l’Afrique centrale et de l’Est. En 2011, dans ces régions, plus de 85.000 malades ont été enregistrés et 2.466 d’entre eux en sont morts. Des chiffres qui élève l’épidémie au rang de l’une des pires jamais observées dans ces contrées d’Afrique. À lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’Afrique”Le nombre de cas déclarés et leur ampleur signifie que la région est confrontée à l’une des plus grandes épidémies de son histoire. Les augmentations les plus importantes en 2011 se produisent au Tchad, où il s’agit de la plus grande épidémie enregistrée, au Cameroun, où 9 des 10 districts sont touchés et dans l’ouest de la République démocratique du Congo, où le taux de mortalité dépasse les 5%”, a détaillé Marixie Mercado une porte-parole de l’organisation de l’ONU pour l’enfance. D’après elle, le taux de mortalité aurait même dépassé les 22% dans certaines régions.  Par ailleurs, les agences de l’ONU ont également relevé que les flambées de choléra se produisaient dans des endroits où la maladie n’est pas endémique, rapporte l’AFP. La porte-parole de l’Unicef fait ainsi remarquer : “en Afrique centrale, on vient juste de signaler une flambée de choléra alors qu’il n’y a pas de choléra depuis des années. Cela signifie que les gens sont moins conscients de la façon de prévenir ou de réagir face à une épidémie.” Une déclaration que semblent confirmer les taux de mortalité plus élevés dans des zones où le choléra n’est pas endémique.De même, un porte-parole de l’OMS a ajouté : “dans la République démocratique du Congo, nous avons vu cette année des flambées de choléra dans des provinces où il n’avait pas été signalé ces 10 dernières années. Nous constatons un taux de mortalité plus élevé que dans les provinces où le choléra est endémique, comme Nord et Sud Kivu.”Le 12 octobre 2011 à 09:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Lorbite de lISS relevée en vue du retour des spationautes

first_imgL’orbite de l’ISS relevée en vue du retour des spationautesJeudi soir, le cargo européen ATV-3 a de nouveau réussi à relever l’orbite de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Elle possède maintenant les paramètres requis pour faciliter le retour sur Terre de trois spationautes prévu pour le 15 avril. C’est une nouvelle étape de réussie pour l’ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi. Jeudi dans la soirée, le cargo européen a aidé pour la seconde fois, la Station spatiale internationale à relever son orbite. “Deux moteurs principaux du cargo européen ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi ont été mis en marche à 23h05 (19h05 UTC) pour 904,2 secondes (près de 15 minutes). Cela a permis de rehausser l’orbite de la station de 3,9 kilomètres, à 393,1 kilomètres”, a expliqué un porte-paroledu Centre russe de contrôle des vols (TsOUP) cité par RIA Novosti.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreCette mesure avait pour but de permettre à l’ISS de présenter les paramètres requis pour faciliter le départ du vaisseau habité Soyouz TMA-22. En effet, le 15 avril prochain, trois spationautes actuellement à bord de la station feront leur grand retour sur Terre. Il s’agit de l’Américain Dan Burbank et des Russes Anton Shkaplerov et Anatoli Ivanishine, arrivés sur l’ISS il y a de cela 5 mois. Les deux derniers effectuaient alors leur premier vol spatial. Une fois ces trois membres partis, le Russe Oleg Kononenko, l’Européen André Kuipers et l’Américain Donald Pettit se retrouveront seul à bord et prendront le contrôle de la station. Le 15 mai prochain, décollera ensuite le vaisseau Soyouz TMA-04M qui amènera trois nouveaux spationautes à l’ISS. L’ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi et le cargo russe Progress sont les seuls vaisseaux spatiaux capables de ravitailler l’ISS, de corriger son orbite et son orientation. Le 9 avril 2012 à 11:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more