Pasadena City Council Focus their Attention on the City’s Water Quality Through Equipment Improvement

first_img Top of the News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Government Pasadena City Council Focus their Attention on the City’s Water Quality Through Equipment Improvement From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 6:48 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The City Council, during their June 10 meeting, is expected to focus their attention on water quality for the City of Pasadena, through equipment improvement.The City Council will decide on whether to authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Perry C. Thomas to provide labor and materials Allen Hydro-Pneumatic Zone Upgrades for the Water and Power Department, at an amount not exceed $531, 973.The governing body is also expected to decide on whether to amend a contract with the R.C. Foster Corp. for the seismic upgrades at Sheldon Reservoirs 1 and 2, and have that contract to not exceed in amount from $2,231,000 to $2,417,000.Also, the City Council will decide on whether to authorize the City Manager to enter a contract with Atlas-Allied, Inc. to provide labor and materials for the Eastside Well Collector Pipeline Surge Protection Project for the Water and Power Department, at an amount to not exceed $520,256.In other matters, the Department of Public Works, through the Finance Committee, will ask the City Council to approve a journal voucher with a net increase of $995,000, amending six projects in the Fiscal Year 2013 Capital Improvement (CIP) Project Budget.Specifically, the Water and Power Department is recommending that the City Council remove funding from four projects and transfer it to one project, the 4Kv Distribution System Conversion Project in the Hastings Ranch area.The project calls for the conversion of existing 4kV distribution systems to 17kV.“Continuing low voltage problems primarily in the Hastings Ranch area necessitate the escalation of projects that were originally scheduled for future years,” according to the council agenda. “These projects will additional capacity and redundancy in the northeastern part of the City.”In other respect to committee appointments, Greg Gunther and Jonathan Edwards are expected to join the Transportation Advisory Commission, Nicolas Rodriguez to the Rose Bowl Operating Company and Stephanie DeWolfe to the Planning Commission.Andy Wilson is expected to formally resign from the Pasadena Center Operating Company Board and Steven Parker is expected to reappointed to the Pasadena Center Operating Board.Also, Ciran Hadjjian is expected to be appointed to the Recreation and Parks Commission. First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Dixie State Football Commences Spring Practices March 19

first_img Tags: Dixie State Football/spring practice The spring practice schedule commences Tuesday March 19 from 3:00-5:00 pm. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Tuesday, Dixie State football announced its spring football practice schedule, including 13 practice sessions and the annual spring game Saturday April 13 at 1:00 pm. March 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Commences Spring Practices March 19 Select sessions will also run from 7:00-9:00 am. Following the spring game on April 13, there will be two more practice sessions: April 16 and April 18. Both of those will run from 3:00-5:00 pm. Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Schieffer named Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow

first_img Read Full Story The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is pleased to announce the appointment of renowned journalist Bob Schieffer as the newest recipient of the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellowship.Schieffer’s fellowship will focus on the 2016 presidential election and extend over three semesters, beginning in September and ending in December of 2016. He plans to be in residence at HKS at least twice each semester. He stepped down as anchor of CBS’ “Face the Nation” on May 31. During his time on campus Schieffer will meet with students and faculty, speak at various events for the Harvard community and participate in Shorenstein Center activities.“Bob Schieffer has long been one of America’s most distinguished and respected television news journalists who served as the face of ‘Face the Nation’ for almost 25 years,” said Harvard Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood. “We are excited that he will share his time, his energy, and his knowledge with the Shorenstein Center and the HKS community over the coming year.”last_img read more

$114,000 federal grant to make Winooski community center energy efficient

first_imgUS Rep. Peter Welch on Monday announced a $114,000 federal grant to improve the energy efficiency of the O Brien Community Center in Winooski. The funds will be used to fully insulate the community center s roof and implement other energy-saving measures. The O Brien Center spent $4,000 in heating bills last year. Once the new roof is installed, the center is expected to save 45 percent in heating costs. This grant will go a long way to improving a vital community center which provides great service to the people of Winooski, Welch said. By making the O Brien Center more energy efficient, we will help Winooski save money and do our small part to fight climate change.Welch made the announcement at the O Brien Center Monday morning alongside several Winooski residents, including Parks and Recreation Director Bob DiMasi, Mayor Mike O Brien, Acting City Manager George Cross, YMCA former board chairwoman Molly Lambert, chair of the project committee Penrose Jackson, YMCA Executive Director Mary Burns, Patricia McKitrich, Rep. Clem Bissonette, Director of Community Development J Ladd.last_img read more

Liverpool ease to Bournemouth win, Son stars for Spurs

first_imgBy Neil RobinsonLONDON, England (Reuters) – Liverpool chalked up another routine win, 3-0 at Bournemouth, to open a daunting 11-point lead in the Premier League on a day when Everton finally had something to cheer, as caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson inspired a 3-1 victory over Chelsea.The individual honours, however, were taken by Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min who dribbled almost the entire length of the pitch to score in his side’s 5-0 rout of Burnley while bottom side Watford and Crystal Palace shared a goalless draw. With Manchester City not playing until later yesterday against Manchester United, and second-placed Leicester City in action today, Liverpool, who are now 1-4 to win the title, took their chance to move further clear. Having won 4-0 on their previous two visits to Bournemouth, manager Juergen Klopp again shuffled his side, making seven changes from the midweek Merseyside derby. Two of Liverpool’s lesser lights, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita, responded with goals before Mohamed Salah completed the formalities. An injury sustained by defender Dejan Lovren was the only blot on Liverpool’s day, but Klopp said he was hoping it was just a touch of cramp. At Goodison Park, Everton looked nothing like the side who had subsided so abjectly at Liverpool, obviously re-energised by the fiery presence of Duncan Ferguson in place of Marco Silva in the dressing-room. The Scot’s decision to switch formation was instantly rewarded with a goal for Richarlison before Dominic Calvert-Lewin added a double to send the crowd wild. Although Ferguson said he thoroughly enjoyed his first game in charge, he will not be asking for the job full-time. “Honestly, I won’t be going asking for the job. I’m just here for Everton. It was an unbelievable experience – one I’ll never forget. We want the very best managers in the world at Everton Football Club. It’s one game. It’s one result.” The win moved Everton away from the relegation zone with most of their rivals playing today. At the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, Spurs delivered exactly the sort of response to their defeat at Manchester United that manager José Mourinho would have been looking for. Although Harry Kane scored twice to make it eight goals in nine games against Burnley, Son took the headlines with a superb effort that started just outside his own area and saw the South Korean slalom through half the opposition before slotting home from inside the box. Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko completed the scoring against a Burnley side who have conceded nine goals in four days. “Sonny stole the show today,” said Kane, who is not often overshadowed in front of goal. “An unbelievable goal, a great counter attack! All he wants to do is work hard and play for the team. He has great quality and works hard for the team.” Struggling Watford ended a string of three straight defeats against Crystal Palace in a scrappy game watched by their incoming manager Nigel Pearson, whose first game in charge could not be harder – a trip to Liverpool next Saturday.last_img read more

Evolved Dodgers clubhouse allows young players to ‘be who you are’

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season The Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo gestures to teammates after hitting a triple against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April, 25, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)Expanding on the topic later, Kershaw said he thinks it has been “a conscious effort” by the veteran players on the Dodgers – veterans like Turner and Freese – “not to get on people for doing things that might be out of the box or things that we would never have done when we came up here.”“When I was first coming up, I never liked the stigma,” Kershaw said. “I understand that young players have to earn their place. But you don’t need to walk around on eggshells and at times when I was first coming up, I felt like I needed to do that just because I felt like if I did anything wrong I’d get chewed out. My personality – I’m not as exuberant … as like a Dugie or somebody else. But if I was, I would have felt like I had to tone that down.“The biggest thing is you don’t want people to stifle their personality to fit in. You want people to be themselves and feel comfortable as long as it’s not too much.”Even as they sported one of the highest payrolls in baseball and built their run of division titles, the Dodgers have had rookies play key roles each of the past five seasons. Joc Pederson was an All-Star as a rookie in 2015. Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger were back-to-back NL Rookies of the Year in 2016 and 2017. Buehler started their Game 163 playoff and Game 7 of the NLCS last year. And this year, Verdugo has worked his way into the every-day lineup.All have very different personalities.“I think I worried about it more in ’17 and ’18 and tried to act a certain way that they would like,” Verdugo says of brief call-ups each of those seasons. “This year, it’s more be myself.“A lot of the guys know my energy – I mean well, I play hard, I’m trying to do anything I can to help the team.”There were still lessons to be learned. When Verdugo showed up late for a game in Washington as a September call-up in 2017, veteran pitcher Rich Hill confronted him in the clubhouse, letting him know in no uncertain terms that was not professional behavior.“I feel like, I don’t know, we try to be like bowling. We try to be the bumpers,” Turner says. “If the ball starts going off course, it hits the bumper and you nudge them back in the right direction. You don’t let them get to the gutter and then bite their head off for it.”Freese (now with his fourth team) says the approach in the Dodgers’ clubhouse “might be a little unique (but) … I think this game has evolved and is still evolving to allow that.”That evolution has favored youth. Younger players play more prominent roles sooner than ever now, and older players are fazed out more rapidly.“I think that’s the biggest difference,” Turner says. “It used to be there were a handful of rookies even in September. Now your 0-to-3 guys (in terms of service) almost outnumber your veteran guys. It’s definitely shifted.”That shift seems to be changing the way veterans view the young players in the room. Once, many veterans saw them as threats to take their jobs and made it as difficult for them as possible. Now, young players are seen as vital contributors to any team with championship aspirations.“More than anything – especially in this organization – winning trumps everything else,” Kershaw said. “So if Alex Verdugo can help us win right now, sorry if he’s going to take your job. We’re trying to win. That bigger picture takes precedence.”Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “I’m telling you, man, I had it pretty good,” Freese says. “We had to dress up and do all that (stuff).“I stayed out of the way, I know that. I sat at my locker and tried to be quiet.”That was the standard rule for rookies – keep your mouth closed and your ears open. But young players in the Dodgers’ clubhouse do not feel that pressure to be seen and not heard.“I think we let young guys come up and be themselves,” Clayton Kershaw says, prompted to talk about the topic when he was asked recently about the “youthful enthusiasm” rookie outfielder Alex Verdugo has brought to the Dodgers this season. “We’re not trying to haze or do anything like that to make them think they’re not the same as everybody else. I think that’s huge – especially in today’s game. You need your young guys to perform and perform well. You’ve seen that here. We’ve had two (NL) Rookies of the Year in the past few years. Now Dugie’s coming up and doing his thing.“All these young guys coming up feel comfortable and that’s what we want them to do. We want them to feel comfortable, act like they belong with the swagger and confidence they have. The great thing about guys like Walker (Buehler), like Dugie is they’re beyond (being) sensitive. So some jabs every once in a while, some critiques every once in a while, they take in stride. That’s what you need.” Bellinger had a veteran source to draw a picture for him even before he made the big leagues. His father, Clay, spent parts of four seasons with the Yankees and Angels, not making his debut until age 30. But his dad didn’t have to offer any warnings, Cody says.“No. I think there’s a respect factor, though,” Cody Bellinger says. “In this clubhouse especially, you’ve got guys who have been All-Stars and MVPs so it’s like come in and do your part – but respect everyone.“I don’t know how it is in other clubhouses, but this is a very welcoming clubhouse. Be who you are. You have to perform and play baseball the right way. But they’ll respect you if you give respect.”UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 4-1, 3.83 ERA) at Pirates (TBA), Friday, 4:05 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img When Justin Turner was about to make the big leagues for the first time with the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, his locker in spring training was next to the locker of Ty Wigginton, a savvy 31-year-old veteran at the time.“He kind of took me under his wing and told me some horror stories from when he came up (about how rookies were treated),” Turner recalls now. “How he wasn’t allowed to sit in a seat on the bus. He had to sit on the ice chest and pass out drinks to everyone. Stuff like that. But he never made me do any of that stuff.“I never had anything terrible. I got kicked out of the cage once. I was told (by veterans) it was ‘Our time to hit, get the hell out of here.’”David Freese’s rookie season was also 2009 with a St. Louis Cardinals team he recalls as having an average age “probably over 30.” Fellow rookie Colby Rasmus (the starting center fielder) got most of the attention. But Freese still recalls “running fly patterns through downtown Philadelphia wearing lingerie” at the behest of veterans during the traditional rookie hazing trip. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Balfour’s Brendon Makeiv eager to tee it up at the BC Juvenile Golf Championships hosted by Granite Pointe

first_imgGranite Pointe at Nelson will be filled with many young golfers as a field of 80 takes to the Rosemont track Tuesday for a practice round in preparation for the 2017 BC Juvenile Golf Championships.The 54-hole tournament begins Wednesday.One of the players on the course is Brendon Makeiv of the Balfour Course.In only his second year of playing competitive golf, the 14-year-old is excited to get a taste of playing in a provincial tournament.“I’m excited that I’m going to be playing in the tournament,” Makeiv told The Nelson Daily.“It’s my first major tournament but it’s going to be fun.” The Six-Mile resident, who calls Balfour his home course, received a little nudge to play in the Juveniles from coach, and club professional at Balfour, Craig Wilkinson.“Craig thought playing in this tournament would be good for me to get the experience,” Makeiv said. “He knows I love to golf and being so close to home I’ve got nothing to lose.”Girls and boys under 16 years of age tee off for the first round on the Par 72, 6208-yard track Wednesday.Rounds two and three are Thursday and Friday, with awards to follow at approximately 4 p.m. after the final round.Makeiv is familiar with the Granite Pointe course and realizes tournament officials will do their best to test the players with pin and tee-box locations.“Granite is a nice course, but very hilly,” Makeiv said. “I’m kind of used to playing on a course like Granite coming from Balfour.”“I’ll try not to put too much pressure on myself.”Tournament play begins at 7:30 a.m. daily, concluding at approximately 4 p.m.Spectators are welcome to attend.Other local players include Xander Bankes from Redstone in Rossland and Nik Jenner, William Watt and A.J. Roberts from the Sunflower City course in Castlegar.last_img read more

Donegal woman to roll in the dough with award-winning bread

first_imgInver baker Samara Ward is about to earn a crust from her award-winning bread when it hits the shelves in Aldi this weekend.Samara’s Brown Bread was the winner of this year’s National Brown Bread Baking Competition at the National Ploughing Championships in September.The loaf impressed judges for its depth and texture. And now we can grab a slice or two when it goes on sale in 140 Aldi stores nationwide from this Saturday, 14th December, priced at €1.69.‘Samara’s Brown Bread’ is being baked daily by one of Aldi’s long-term bakery suppliers, Stapleton’s of Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.Samara will receive a percentage of the profits from the sale of the bread this year, guaranteed to be at least €15,000. The National Brown Bread Baking Competition is sponsored by Aldi and in association with the Irish Countrywomen’s AssociationDonegal woman to roll in the dough with award-winning bread was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Results of 2016 Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch hatches released

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Early data gathered by wildlife agencies in the western basin of Lake Erie indicate that the yellow perch hatch was near its annual average while the walleye hatch was below average, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).Each year in August, wildlife agencies from around the western basin of Lake Erie sample the waters using bottom trawls in search of young of the year walleye and yellow perch. Data from these bottom trawls are combined into a basin-wide index, and fisheries biologists compare the figures to previous years to estimate the success of the walleye and yellow perch hatches. Biologists from the ODNR Division of Wildlife conducted bottom trawling surveys at nearly 40 sampling locations across Ohio waters of the western basin. This data provides biologists with an estimate on how many young fish will enter the fishable population two years later.Based upon results from the August trawl surveys the 2016 yellow perch hatch appears to have been successful in both Ohio and Ontario waters of the western basin. Initial results from the combined basin-wide hatch of yellow perch found 398 yellow perch per hectare compared to the long-term average of 406 yellow perch per hectare. Four good yellow perch hatches in a row should help the perch population in the western basin rebuild and lead to quality yellow perch fishing over the next several years.The 2016 walleye hatch was below average but is strong enough to help support the fishery. Last year’s hatch was the fourth highest on record, and those fish are still plentiful in the lake. Average to excellent hatches from four of the past 10 years have resulted in a broad range of walleye ages and sizes that make up the current Lake Erie walleye population. Results from Ohio’s surveys found 6.7 walleye per hectare. The average since 1988 is 27 walleye per hectare.Initial reports from bottom trawl surveys conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in Ontario waters of the western basin show similar results. To estimate the basin-wide hatch of walleye, Ohio and Ontario bottom trawl data are combined. The resulting basin-wide average catch for 2016 is 9 young-of-the-year walleye per hectare compared to the long-term average of 32 young-of-the-year walleye per hectare.last_img read more

Gowalla Offers Trips & Travel Guides with USA TODAY

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Location#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Location-based service Gowalla announced this week that it has struck up a partnership with national newspaper USA TODAY to offer special content for the summer travel season. According to Gowalla community manager Jonathon Carroll’s blog post on the partnership, the deal will offer Gowalla users select content when they check in to more than 40 of the busiest airports in the country. What happens is this – when you check in at one of these airports, the app will ask if you want to follow USA TODAY on Gowalla. If you do, you’ll get a “Jet Setter” pin for your Gowalla passport and access to airline and air travel news, trips (which consist of a number of recommended check-in locations to visit in the city you’re checked in to), and airport guides, which “let travelers know the cheapest place to park, the quickest way to get through security, the best options for dining and shopping, real-time flight information and more.” Once you’ve followed the USA TODAY account on Gowalla, any subsequent check-in at a selected airport will allow you to access this content. The partnership does something we don’t think we’ve seen much of before in the LBS sphere – it offers content that directly relates to the activity and reason for checking in to the location you’re checking in to. You’re at an airport, so you must be traveling and you obviously would be interested in information such as flight times or a guide for the airport you’re at. It’s precisely the type of catering of information that Robert Scoble argued for when he discussed the failures of LBS apps like Gowalla, Foursquare and others. Rather than simply offering users restaurant reviews from a local paper every time they check in somewhere, this new deal takes into account where the user is checking in and offers content based on that. While it is currently limited to a select number of airports across the country, we think it is an important step in the right direction. As Scoble argued, though, the real next step is for applications like Gowalla to recognize that when you check in to a car wash, the coffee shop two blocks away and the nearest public bathrooms should be suggested, not the lamp store across the street. mike melansoncenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

There’s healthy competition between me, Yusuf and Virat: Raina

first_imgIt has been a roller-coaster ride for Suresh Raina during his six years in international cricket.But if he gets a chance in the playing XI, the talented batsman wants to get his mojo back after an indifferent last few months with the willow.Going by indications, Raina probably will find it difficult to make the cut in the playing XI, except for injuries to any regular batsman.After Virat Kohli and Yusuf Pathan almost cemented their places in the XI with impressive performances in the five-match One-Day series in South Africa, it will be tough decision for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to accomodate the talented UP southpaw.”It is good that we have a healthy competition in the team between me, Virat (Kohli) and Yusuf (Pathan) but whenever I am on field, my main focus always is to win matches and contribute for the team,” Raina said during an open media session here.”I generally bat at No 6 and No 7 and whenever you bat these positions you have to play big shots. I am scoring 25-30 but I know I can do more. I know I can deliver. I am looking forward to score big runs (in the World Cup).”Raina who has been found out susceptible against the short pitched stuff dismissed popular notion that South African quicks sorted him out with rising deliveries.”In South Africa, I was not getting out on short balls. I was getting runs but not big scores. I am working on game, trying to focus on my batting and do the basics right,” Raina defended himself.advertisementWith the World Cup being held in the sub-continent, there is huge pressure on Dhoni and his men to lift the trophy after a hiatus of 28 years, but Raina said the only thing which is presently in his mind is his own performance.”Playing any series in India is always pressure but I don’t think there is additional pressure on me. As a player, it is important to ignore pressure and concentrate on your job in hand.”He didn’t hide that playing World Cup will be a huge opportunity.”It is a big opportunity for me. It is a dream for any cricketer to play in the World Cup,” he said.Asked about his role in the team as a part-time spinner, he said: “As a bowler, I am required to chip in with couple of overs and if possible get a few wickets.”The cash-rich Indian Premier League brought about a lot of instant fame, money and adulation for the young Indian cricketers and Raina said it is important to remain grounded and emulate the likes of Sachin Tendular and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who handled these things with humility.”It is important to remain pretty humble, stay focused and learn from Sachin (Tendulkar), (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni. It is important to be disciplined and pay respect to the seniors and the game,” he said.Even though he was not part of the 2007 World Cup team, Raina feels that the they have learnt a lot from that disastrous experience.”We learnt a lot from that World Cup. We have learnt that we can’t take small teams lightly. We are playing our first game against Bangladesh and it is important for us to get the intensity going.”India will start their World Cup campaign against Bangladesh on February 19 in Dhaka and the Dhoni-led side would look to avenge their loss four years ago in the West Indies which put paid to their title dreams.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

TFA WELCOMES 2008 WITH NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH

first_imgTouch Football Australia would like to welcome all members back for 2008, and we look forward continuing to grow the sport in the year ahead. We tap-off the year by introducing to you our exciting new website, which contains many new and existing features including TFA Video with video clips from Touch Football events, and the Associations in Focus section will feature links to associations from across the country, and the affiliate and volunteer focused TFA Clubhouse.There are many more new features on our homepage, so be sure to explore them all. There may be some initial temporary technical difficulties as the page is transferred and if you have any problems please contact Tara Steel [email protected] or phone (07) 3247 1733.Touch Football Australia wish all our members the best for 2008 and hope you enjoy the new website!last_img read more

15 days agoTrent Alexander-Arnold open to playing in Liverpool midfield

first_imgTrent Alexander-Arnold open to playing in Liverpool midfieldby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTrent Alexander-Arnold says he’s open to playing in Liverpool’s midfield.The 21-year-old right-back grabbed 12 assists last season, the most ever by a defender in a single Premier League season.And after modelling his game on Reds legend Steven Gerrard, Alexander-Arnold would be open to moving further forward for Jurgen Klopp’s side.”Obviously I’m a defender first and foremost, then I want to try and help the team create chances,” Alexander-Arnold said on Wednesday. “For now the manager has decided I’m a right back. That’s where I’ll play. I’m really not fussed where I play. I just want to play football.”If a manager decides to use me in midfield, or as a centre-back or a striker then that’s where I’ll play.”He added: “[I modelled myself on] Gerrard, really. Everything about his game I always admired. I always studied him and wanted to be like him.”It’s maybe not that important to compare because at a young age, you haven’t achieved the things those types of players have. It’s difficult to say whether you will or won’t. Who knows? “For now, it’s about having an open mind and wanting to achieve those types of levels, wanting to be those types of players, wanting to reach the levels they’ve reached. “Being regarded in the same bracket as them is something the best players want.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: WVU Great Tavon Austin Posted A Selfie While Having The School’s Logo Tattooed On His Chest

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Tavon Austin was one of the most exciting players in college football during his time at West Virginia, and now he’s ready to rep his alma mater forever. Austin posted a selfie while getting the West Virginia logo tattooed on his chest to Instagram. That is some serious dedication.Austin’s former WVU teammate Bruce Irvin is also a fan of the Rams receiver’s new ink.I see u ! RT @CHIEF_24_: First @BIrvin_WVU11 and now @Tayaustin01 so awesome to see these athletes show #WVU love pic.twitter.com/vDpERY97id— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) February 18, 2015 It would be hard for Austin to become even more popular with Mountaineer fans, but he may have pulled it off.last_img read more

California may limit liability of selfdriving carmakers

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners.If adopted, the regulations drafted by the California Department of Motor Vehicles would protect these carmakers from lawsuits in cases where vehicles haven’t been maintained according to manufacturer specifications.That could open a loophole for automakers to skirt responsibility for accidents, injuries and deaths caused by defective autonomous vehicles, said Armand Feliciano, vice-president for the Association of California Insurance Companies. For instance, manufacturers might avoid liability if the tires on self-driving cars are slightly underinflated or even if the oil hasn’t been changed as regularly as manufacturers suggest, he said.“When is the last time you followed everything that is listed in your car manual?” Feliciano said.The California DMV declined to comment on its proposed regulations because they’re still being finalized.PAVING THE WAY FOR AUTONOMOUS CARSDetermining liability for self-driving cars is just one of the many hurdles that still must be addressed as dozens of automakers and technology companies expand their tests of robotic vehicles cruising public roads scattered across the U.S. Some of these companies are hoping to deploy their self-driving vehicles in ride-hailing services and eventually sell them to consumers within the next few years.As biggest testing ground for self-driving cars, California is being viewed as a bellwether for how other states might sculpt their regulations down the road.The section addressing the limits of automakers’ liability adopts much of the wording proposed in an April 24 letter to the DMV from Paul Hemmersbaugh, formerly chief counsel for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and now chief counsel for the General Motors division overseeing self-driving cars.Consumer Watchdog, an activist group frequently critical of business interests, believes Hemmersbaugh plied the connections he made at the California DMV while working at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to insert the clause that could make it easier for self-driving carmakers to avoid liability.“It is the result of the ongoing and troubling federal revolving door between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the auto industry,” Consumer Watchdog officials wrote in a letter sent Tuesday to the DMV and the head of the transportation overseeing the agency.“MORAL HAZARD”Under current law, automakers can still be held liable for faulty equipment or other flaws in vehicles that require a human driver, even if the owners haven’t followed all the maintenance instructions.That would change if the DMV’s proposed regulations go on the books as is, warned the Consumer Attorneys of California, a professional association of trial lawyers.“This language creates a dangerous ‘moral hazard’ where manufacturers are encouraged to create unreasonable or impossible maintenance specifications to shift the burden onto (self-driving car) consumers or the public at large for technological failures,” the trade group wrote in its Oct. 25 comments to the DMV.GM spokeswoman Laura Toole lauded the “transparency” of the DMV’s process. Dozens of parties also submitted comments and recommendations, leaving it to the DMV’s staff to decide which to include in the agency’s proposed rules, she said.RULES FOR ROBOTSIn his April 24 letter, Hemmersbaugh linked his recommendations to concerns that self-driving carmakers might be held responsible for all vehicle problems “without taking into account the acts of intervening parties and other factors that contributed to an incident.”Self-driving cars are being touted as safer alternative to vehicles operated by humans who get drunk or distracted. But accidents are still bound to happen, and some are likely to be caused by equipment defects, said Jacqueline Serna, legislative attorney for the Consumer Attorneys of California. And when that happens, she said, it should be left to the courts to draw the lines of liability.“The courts have dealt with new technology in the past and they are equipped to do it again,” Serna said.The issue could end up in court if the DMV doesn’t revise the current wording of its regulations. Consumer Watchdog says it will sue if the current regulations are approved and insurance trade groups say they may take legal action, too.last_img read more

Husky Energy offers apology for largest ever oil spill off Newfoundland coast

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Husky Energy is apologizing for Newfoundland’s largest-ever oil spill last month, which saw 250,000 litres leak into the ocean.The huge spill of oil, water and gas happened while Husky Energy’s SeaRose platform was preparing to restart production during a fierce storm that was, at the time, the most intense in the world.In a statement Monday, the company says it is “deeply sorry” for the incident and is committed to learning from it and putting measures in place “to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”On Friday, Husky submitted its preliminary report on the Nov. 16 spill, stating that it appears that a flowline connector failed near the South White Rose Extension drill centre — about 350 kilometres east of St. John’s.The company says the initial release occurred during the 20 minutes that crews were troubleshooting a drop in flowline pressure, and a retest led to a second release lasting about 15 minutes.  The regulatory board that oversees the province’s offshore activities has said it’s now impossible to clean up the oil spill.Scott Tessier, chief executive of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, said no oil sheens were spotted on the water, meaning the oil has likely broken down to the point that it cannot be cleaned up.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

UConn Is Finally An Underdog In The Womens Final Four

The Final Four of the 2019 NCAA women’s basketball tournament is set, which means FiveThirtyEight’s Sara Ziegler is here to break down the two semifinal games. Watch to learn how the teams match up, who’s favored to win and how those favorites can avoid possible upsets on their way to the national title.Be sure to follow our live win probabilities and predictions throughout the rest of the women’s and men’s NCAA tournaments.

Ohio State football names captaincy quintet

Ohio State football added another chapter to its own history Sunday evening with the announcement that seniors Garrett Goebel, John Simon, Etienne Sabino, Jordan Hall and Zach Boren will captain the 2012 Buckeyes. Goebel, Simon, Sabino, Hall and Boren were chosen by their peers to lead first-year OSU coach Urban Meyer’s squad, which learned Saturday that it is ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press’ first Top 25 poll of the season. “Announcing who are team captains is one of the great honors I get to do as head coach,” Meyer said in an OSU athletics Sunday release. “We had a number of guys get votes. This is a really good group of seniors who I am very proud to have leading this team.” Simon, co-captain of former head coach and current defensive coordinator Luke Fickell’s 2011 Buckeyes, becomes just the seventh two-time captain in OSU history. Being named captain meant a lot, Simon said the athletic department release. “I appreciate the votes of the players. This is one of the biggest honors a player can receive and I’ll be proud to lead this team along with four other great guys,” Simon said. “We’ll have a really good season if we all lead well.” Simon (defensive lineman) Boren (fullback) and Sabino (linebacker) all joined Meyer in Chicago for Big Ten Media Days – the three players have been visible at media events.  Hall, a senior running back, joins the captain quintet despite surgery for a torn ligament in his foot after stepping on glass while walking his pit bull dog, “Cali.” Hall could miss up to three games at the outset of OSU’s non-conference schedule. Hall said his selection for the captaincy is a dream come true. “I was hoping to be named a captain but I was also a little surprised when it happened,” Hall said. “I can’t thank my teammates enough for selecting me for this honor.” Goebel, a redshirt senior defensive lineman with five career starts to his name, said that he too is honored by his selection as captain. “I’m excited. It is an honor that your teammates think that highly of you to name you a captain,” Goebel said. “I’m going to put everything I have into this responsibility.” OSU’s five new captains will lead the team into competition for the Buckeyes’ first game this year Sept. 1 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State falls to Washington 6959 on the road

Ohio State freshman forward Dorka Juhasz shoots a jumper in practice. Credit: Daniel McNatt | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s basketball team traveled to Seattle and was handed its third loss of the season, falling to Washington  69-59 on Wednesday night.Washington junior guard Amber Melgoza led the team with 28 points on 50 percent shooting from the field, one point short of her season high. Melgoza connected on each of her eight free throw attempts in Wednesday’s win, recording six in the first half. “She’s a great player,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said. “Every time we made a mistake against her she made us pay. You can’t do that against somebody as good as her.”Washington was up by as many as 10 points in the first half despite shooting a worse field goal percentage than Ohio State, 35 percent to 43 percent respectively and left at halftime with a six-point lead. Despite shooting 41.67 percent from the field in the second half, outscoring Washington 37-33, the Buckeyes could not overcome the first half deficit, connecting on 21.1 percent of 3-point shots, including one of nine in the first half.  One of the main problems that has consistently plagued Ohio State this season was a factor against the Huskies, turning the ball over a season-high 21 times, killing the momentum on numerous occasions. Ohio State redshirt senior guard Najah Queenland scored eight points off the bench, making four of her five attempts from the field. Freshman forward Dorka Juhasz scored 11 points, but failed to reach a double-double in the game for just the second time this season, finishing with six rebounds. Redshirt senior forward Makayla Waterman also scored 11 points and notched seven rebounds but recorded four turnovers, tied for the team lead with redshirt senior guard Carmen Grande. Waterman said one of the main focuses going into the game was communication and said it was something that was lacking during the loss to the Huskies. “Just from the beginning of the game we weren’t talking, we weren’t communicating, we just weren’t really ready,” Waterman said. “There’s too many fifth years on the team to be like that. I think coach McGuff really tried to emphasize communicating with each other and we weren’t doing that and I think that’s what lead to a lot of our turnovers.”Ohio State will be back in Columbus on Dec. 16 to face the Florida Gators at 1 p.m. Updated at 11 a.m. with quotes from Kevin McGuff and Makayla Waterman. read more

Ronaldo equals 60year old Juventus record

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is already making his mark at Juventus after equalling a 60-year-old goalscoring club recordThe Portuguese striker may have had to wait until his fourth Serie A game against Sassuolo to find the net for Juventus, but the goals have since flowed in.Since that match-winning brace on September 16, Ronaldo has directly contributed towards eight goals for Juventus by either scoring them or assisting a teammate.Now AS reports that Ronaldo’s current goal tally of seven goals in his first 10 Serie A games has equalled John Charles’ 60-year-old record.The former Welsh forward, who played for Juventus between 1957 to 1962, managed seven goals in his first 10 league fixtures for the Old Lady.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Charles finished his debut campaign at Turin with 28 goals for the 1957/58 season and won the Serie A title.Argentine strike duo Gonzalo Higuain and Carlos Tevez both struck six times in their opening 10 league games along with Italian Filippo Inzaghi.While Alessandro Del Piero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Trezeguet both struck five times in 10 appearances.Now Ronaldo will undoubtedly have his eyes set on Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, who leads the Serie A scoring charts with nine goals.Juventus will host Cagliari on Saturday in their next league game with kick-off to begin at 20:30 (CEST).last_img read more

Mahrez believes City are not invincible

first_imgThe Citizens’ footballer says his team should be focused because “anyone in the top four can still win the league”Manchester City and Liverpool are the only teams that have yet to lose in the English Premier League after 15 matches.And for Riyad Mahrez his team is not invincible and they have to keep focus.“Anyone in the top four can still win the league,” said Mahrez to ITV.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Nothing is done and we need to keep working very hard for each other and try to win every game.”“Now we need to focus every three days, and we need to be ready and at our top,” he explained.“You are not going to win every game 4-0 or 5-0, and going through these types of games makes you stronger.”“We created more chances and tried to kill the game but in football when you are 2-0 up and the opposition scores, the crowd get behind them and it’s difficult, so we were very happy to win and get the three points,” he concluded.last_img read more

Bayern Munich end pursuit of Callum HudsonOdoi

first_imgBayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has announced their business in this month’s transfer window is finished to bring an end to their pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi.The highly-rated teenage winger had been allegedly keen on joining fellow English youngsters Jandon Sancho and Reiss Nelson in the Bundesliga this month.It’s understood that Hudson-Odoi has become frustrated with his lack of regular opportunities at Chelsea with most of his appearances this season coming in cup games.Therefore, Bayern had been strongly linked with a move for the 18-year-old after three reported bids of around £35m were turned down by Chelsea.Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic even confirmed their “great” interest in Hudson-Odoi and had hoped to bring him to the Allianz Arena this month.However, in light of Maurizio Sarri’s announcement on Tuesday that Hudson-Odoi will not be going anywhere, Kovac has now declared that Bayern will not be making any more moves before tonight’s transfer deadline.“We will no longer be active in the transfer market,” said Kovac, according to FourFourTwo.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“The teams do not want to let their players leave. We have a good and big squad. I have to leave one or two at home again this weekend.”The Bavarians will take a trip to the BayArena this Saturday to take on Bayer Leverkusen in a Bundesliga match.Kovac’s side have won all five of their last games to close the gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund to six points and will be hoping to keep the winning run up in their attempt to win a seventh successive league crown.“They [Leverkusen] are a really, really good team,” Kovac added. “We are expecting a real fight at the weekend.”Veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery will both be absent for the game against Leverkusen.But former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara is expected to be fit for the match this weekend.last_img read more

Dave Scott celebrates opening night of the fourthannual GI Film Festival

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The GI Film Festival San Diego is a six-day military film festival which features more “untold and underrepresented” perspectives of America’s military through film.Our own Dave Scott was on-scene for its fourth-annual opening night- which included the San Diego premiere of, “American,” by Richie Adams and starring George Takei.KUSI’s Dave Scott and Mike Smith preview, “American.” Dave Scott, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsGI Film Festival San Diego 2018 runs from today, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 30.Screening times vary.Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park (for Sept. 25-28)UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (for Sept. 29-30)All Access Passes and tickets available on GIFilmFestivalSD.org. Dave Scott, KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 25, 2018 Dave Scott celebrates opening night of the fourth-annual GI Film Festival Updated: 1:20 AM September 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Car batteries powered by relativity

first_imgScientists found that 80-85% of the voltage of a lead-acid battery is due to relativistic effects. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons. (PhysOrg.com) — French physicist Gaston Plante invented the lead-acid battery in 1859 – almost 50 years before Einstein developed his theories of relativity. Now scientists have found that the lead-acid battery, which is commonly used in cars, strongly relies on the effects of relativity. Specifically, the scientists calculated that 1.7-1.8 volts of the lead-acid battery’s 2.1 volts (or about 80-85%) arise from relativistic effects. More information: Rajeev Ahuja, et al. “Relativity and the Lead-Acid Battery.” Physical Review Letters 106, 018301 (2011). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.018301 Citation: Car batteries powered by relativity (2011, January 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-01-car-batteries-powered-relativity.html The physicists and chemists who performed the study – Rajeev Ahuja, Andreas Blomqvist, and Peter Larsson from Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, and Pekka Pyykkö and Patryk Zaleski-Ejgierd from the University of Helsinki – have published their results in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.”This is a new, well-documented case of ‘everyday relativity,'” Pyykkö told PhysOrg.com. As the scientists noted in their study, the finding essentially means that “cars start due to relativity.”The lead-acid battery is the oldest type of rechargeable battery, with the main component being lead. With an atomic number of 82, lead is a heavy element. In general, relativistic effects emerge when fast electrons move near a heavy nucleus, such as that of lead. These relativistic effects include anything that depends on the speed of light (or from a mathematical perspective, anything that involves the Dirac or Schrödinger equations).The lead-acid battery contains a positive electrode made of lead dioxide, a negative electrode made of metallic lead, and an electrolyte made of sulfuric acid. Through their calculations, the scientists found that the battery’s relativistic effects arise mainly from the lead dioxide in the positive electrode, and partly from the lead sulfate created during chemical reactions.The discovery of relativistic effects in the lead-acid battery also sheds some light on why no corresponding “tin battery” exists. In the periodic table, tin is located directly above lead and has an atomic number of 50, making it lighter than lead. According to the scientists’ calculations, a tin battery would basically be a lead battery with very minimal relativistic effects. Although tin and lead have similar nonrelativistic energy values, tin’s small relativistic effects prohibit it from being used in an efficient battery.As the scientists noted, relativistic effects have been found in other areas, such as the perennial yellow color of gold and the liquidity of mercury, although the latter is still not very well proven.Overall, the scientists predicted that this understanding of relativity’s importance to the lead-acid battery will probably not help researchers improve the battery; however, the insight could be useful for exploring better alternatives, especially those that involve any sixth period element (found in the sixth row of the periodic table, like lead). New Hitachi Li-ion batteries to last ten years This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Using sugar molecules to make cotton material glow

first_imgDigital camera image from in vitro cotton model after incorporation of exogenous molecules with new functionalities. Credit: Filipe Natalio Microscopic image of the cotton fibers after incorporation of the fluorescent exogenous molecule. This image was taken under a binocular under UV light showing the fluorescent fibers. Credit: Filipe Natalio Play Time lapse movie of the in vitro cotton model showing the development of fibers and integration of the fluorescent molecule. The time lapse movie was taken for 20 days with 1 image per hour. This video is shown under UV light to trace the fate of the fluorescent molecule. Credit: Filipe Natalio Explore further More information: Filipe Natalio et al. Biological fabrication of cellulose fibers with tailored properties, Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aan5830AbstractCotton is a promising basis for wearable smart textiles. Current approaches that rely on fiber coatings suffer from function loss during wear. We present an approach that allows biological incorporation of exogenous molecules into cotton fibers to tailor the material’s functionality. In vitro model cultures of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) are incubated with 6-carboxyfluorescein–glucose and dysprosium–1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid–glucose, where the glucose moiety acts as a carrier capable of traveling from the vascular connection to the outermost cell layer of the ovule epidermis, becoming incorporated into the cellulose fibers. This yields fibers with unnatural properties such as fluorescence or magnetism. Combining biological systems with the appropriate molecular design offers numerous possibilities to grow functional composite materials and implements a material-farming concept. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Image that shows a cotton fruit and different colors to show that we can provide functionalities to the cotton. Credit: Filipe Natalio Citation: Using sugar molecules to make cotton material glow (2017, September 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-09-sugar-molecules-cotton-material.html Wiping out bacteria with nanoparticle-cotton fibers Play Time lapse movie of the in vitro cotton model showing the development of fibers and integration of the fluorescent molecule. The time lapse movie was taken for 20 days with 1 image per hour. This video is shown under normal light. Credit: Filipe Natalio The team reports that they spent a significant amount of time testing the resulting cotton fibers to prove that the molecules were, indeed, inside the fiber cells and not just coating them—an important factor, because it means the molecules will not be carried away when the fabric is washed.Besides the coolness factor, the process offers the possibility of adding other features to wearable materials. To demonstrate, the researchers used the same process to introduce a magnetic molecule instead of one with fluorescent properties, and created cotton cloth with magnetic properties. Magnetism in cloth, the group notes, could possibly be useful for storing data from electronic devices. They note that the process could also be used with other materials made from plants such as bamboo or flax.center_img As scientists continue to look for ways to create wearable electronic products, some unique ideas have emerged. One of them is adding material to the water used by a growing cotton plant to endow it with desirable properties. In this new effort, the researchers found that by combining two molecules, one that is naturally carried by plants to its cells and another that causes fluorescence, they could produce plant fibers with fluorescent properties. That fiber could then be used the same way it has for thousands of years, to make cloth. In this case, cloth that glows under a fluorescent light.In practice, the researchers grew cotton plants in water, then harvested their ovules, which is the part of the plant that makes the fibers. They cultured the ovules separately and eventually fed them water doctored with the desired molecules. After 20 days, the cotton was harvested and tested. The researchers found that approximately 5 percent of the molecules had made their way to the fibers—enough to make them glow green when exposed to fluorescent light. Journal information: Science PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Microscopic image of the cotton fibers after incorporation of the fluorescent exogenous molecule. This image was taken under a binocular under UV light showing the fluorescent fibers. Credit: Filipe Natalio © 2017 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Germany, Israel and Austria has developed a process for imbuing cotton fibers with material that glows under fluorescent light. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their process, how well it works and other applications under which it might prove useful. Image that shows a cotton fruit and different colors to show that we can provide functionalities to the cotton. Credit: Filipe Natalio This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Paint it red

first_imgWhether guests are surprising a special someone or planning a romantic evening, Hyatt will set the stage for romance with a special experience designed especially for couples.  Make this Valentine’s Day memorable by declaring love#InAHyattWorld. Simply reserve, click and share for a chance to win a diamond for a loved one on this special day.Hyatt Regency also brings you a special Valentine’s Day special dining offers. At La Piazza, The China Kitchen and T K’s Oriental Grill offer starts at Rs 3,000 per person, Offering at Café, is starting at Rs 2,800 per person. Latitude 66 has the special offere starting at Rs 3,300 per person (non-alcoholic), Regency Green offers the special package at RS 50,000 (including a private canopy and unlimited drinks)last_img read more

Music beyond boundaries

first_imgThe Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre is organising an event Music Without Boundaries by Delhi’s biggest and one of the most well-known choirs, the Capital City Minstrels on May 6 at its premises. The choir will be conducted by Carolin Remy. The concert celebrates 20 years of their existence. This time around, the audience will get to enjoy arrangements. As the title of the concert suggests, the repertoire will include a diverse range of music, keeping true to CCM’s dedication to music which has traces of Carnatic music. The singers will be supported by the well known Nise Meruno on Piano and Suchet Malhotra, with an array of percussion sounds adding special flavour. CCM is comprised of people from all walks of life. Different languages are spoken by various choir members. But the language that unites us all is music. A long-time member of ours, Tapas Bhardwaj is a visually challenged student and has earned the confidence and stage presence with his many performances on stage with CCM. Originating in 1994, the choir recently had celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Over these two decades CCM has performed in more than 200 concerts at prestigious venues around the capital. The choir has also established strong cultural links with the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, Alliance Francaise, the Austrian, Italian and Vatican Embassies and regularly performs for important events at these places. CCM’s repertoire spans a wide range; from the earliest choral music to the entire spectrum of western classical music, and opera to ballads, folk songs, Broadway musicals, rock, pop, jazz as well as Indian music arranged for choir performances. So mark the dates!last_img read more

Security guard suspended after inmate flees

first_imgBALURGHAT: In a significant move, the fugitive inmate’s security guard Ajit Goswami has been directed to keep away from exercising all responsibilities following the alleged ‘negligence of duty’ being raised against him.Notably the security measures of fugitive under-trial inmate Rafiqul Sheikh (35) were on the shoulders of Goswami. Sheikh fled from Raiganj super specialty hospital’s washrrom by breaking its false ceiling on Wednesday night. Sheikh had been undergoing treatment there for abdominal pain. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedDoctor had diagnosed him for Hernia operation.North Dinajpur police chief, Anup Jaiswal informed that a DSP ranked officer has already been delivered a message for a thorough investigation against Goswami and report the same at the earliest if there was any negligence of duty.According to him, the security guard has initially been asked to stay away from work until further order.Police sources informed Rafiqul had been sentenced to jail custody since 2010 as his name was involved in several crime cases like burglary, murder, drug trafficking and many others. He hails from Malda’s Kaliachak. Around 11 months ago, he had shifted from there to Raiganj Correctional Home. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPHigh alert has immediately been issued throughout the entire district to trace him. NAKA checking has been on.Neighbouring counterparts Malda and South Dinajpur have been requested to intimate district police headquarter of North Dinajpur if they get anyinformation on Rafiqul.While interrogating other under-trial inmates closed to Rafiqul, they informed police that Rafiqul used a mobile phone while his stay in the correctional home. According to a police source, perhaps the mobile phone helped Raqiful to execute his plan to flee the hospital.Goswami is being interrogated by police officials forprobable clues.last_img read more

First solarpowered tempcontrolled warehouse inaugurated in Singur

first_imgSingur: State Finance and Industry minister Amit Mitra on Monday inaugurated the first solar-powered temperature-controlled warehouse at Tapasi Malik Krishak Bazaar in Singur, which is the first of its kind in the country. The warehouse has been developed by a 92-year-old Japanese warehousing-cum-transportation logistics company Kawasaki Rikuso Transportation (KRT) that has is headquartered in Tokyo.”Around 25 percent of the produce by farmers are wasted due to lack of warehouse facility. This compels him to sell his produce at a much lower price. This facility will keep vegetables fresh for six to seven days. The farmers will be able to store their produce and get price for it and at the same time, the consumers will also get fresh good and quality vegetables,” state Agricultural Marketing minister Tapan Dasgupta said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSpeaking at the event, the state Finance minister urged the Japanese company to set up around 100 such warehouses in different parts of the state at an estimated cost of Rs 300 crore without cost of land. “This warehouse has the capacity of storing 30 tonnes of vegetables per day,” Mitra said. KRT is already coming up with two such warehouses in North Bengal. The first one will be set up at the krishak bazaar in Phansidewa and another at Dhupguri. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThere are plans to build 100 solar-powered warehouses with similar infrastructure in another five years with emphasis on North Bengal. “Japan will be the partner country for the fourth time this year at the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) scheduled to be held in February. Your success story in Singur should be showcased at the BGBS,” Mitra said with Keiichi Higuchi, president, KRT seated on the dais. State Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee urged the state government to come up with a similar facility in Burdwan as it is a huge producer of vegetables. Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Higuchi said his company will stay focused in Bengal as huge potential is there waiting to be explored and the state government has been supporting its efforts to modernise its existing farmers’ markets across the state. The KRT facility, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been made operational within three years of initial discussion. JICA India chief representative Katsuo Matsumoto said a total of Rs 6 crore had been offered as grant from pre-feasibility study to project execution for setting up this facility.last_img read more

In a fastpaced interview with Max Keiser Doug Ca

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first_imgMore than half of disabled people who have tried to buy tickets for live music events have had to call premium-rate phone numbers to arrange access, according to a new survey.Four-fifths of those surveyed said they had experienced problems with booking access alongside their ticket, while nearly three-quarters said such barriers had been discriminatory.The results of the national online survey were published by the user-led music charity Attitude is Everything (AiE) as part of its fourth State of Access Report on the live music industry.Of the 53 per cent who said they had been forced to use premium rate phone lines to book access, several reported that this had cost them more than £20 in phone charges.Although the survey results cannot be directly compared – because they were obtained through different methods – they do appear to show an improvement since a survey of AiE mystery shoppers in 2014 found 95 per cent of respondents had experienced problems when booking access and 88 per cent said they had felt discriminated against.This year’s State of Access Report focuses on problems associated with booking tickets for live music events.Publishing the report, the charity also launched a new taskforce, the Ticketing Without Barriers Coalition, which aims to address five key problems encountered by Deaf and disabled live music fans when booking tickets.The pan-industry group includes more than 35 trade bodies, ticketing agencies, event promoters and venues, including UK Music, PRS for Music, Ticketmaster, Festival Republic and Live Nation.The areas the coalition will address include: the need for a single proof-of-disability system that is uniformly recognised and accepted across the UK; all venues and events to provide quality online information about access; more choice and flexibility when booking tickets for fans with access requirements; and a more dependable system for managing access bookings.The coalition will also target the need for “equal access”, so that disabled fans can book access for pre-sales of tickets, VIP and artist meet-up tickets, and when using entertainment gift cards; can resell accessible seats; are not charged to use access booking lines; and can easily book tickets for a personal assistant if they need one.The report concludes that access across the live music industry “remains a mixed picture”.It adds: “Many venues and events have moved beyond basic reasonable adjustments to improve access for customers in impressively creative and collaborative ways.“On the other hand, there are venue and event organisers now being left behind as they continue to enact outdated and potentially discriminatory policies that impact the ability of Deaf and disabled people to access the paid-for services they provide.”Suzanne Bull (pictured), AiE’s chief executive and the government’s disability sector champion for music, said: “Although there has been much progress in making the ticketing process accessible and inclusive, and certain venues and companies are definitely getting this right for their Deaf and disabled customers, we felt that only a comprehensive and truly unified approach would be able to drive through the real and lasting changes that we need. “In 2018, every large-scale music event should be all-inclusive.“Disabled customers should be able to buy a ticket online, they should be encouraged to attend shows with their friends, and not have to jump through undignified hoops when things go wrong.”Sarah Newton, minister for disabled people, said: “Going to a gig or festival is an experience that everyone should be able to enjoy.“It’s therefore incredibly important that disabled people have the right access when booking tickets for live music events, which is why I’m really pleased to see leading businesses from across the music industry coming together to improve accessibility. “We know that disabled people and their households have a combined spending power of £249 billion a year, proving that being inclusive isn’t just the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense.”AiE also announced that it will convene a new cross-sector group that will “exchange ideas and unite around common principles when it comes to accessibility”, across music, cinema, theatre, heritage and sport, and will focus on issues such as the provision of access information, providing evidence of access requirements, and implementing access bookings.Organisations that have already pledged to join the group include Arts Council England, Shape Arts, Level Playing Field, UK Theatre and the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers.Picture by Joanna Dudderidgelast_img read more

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