first_imgWashington: US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. US media reported in late July and early August, citing intelligence officials, that the younger Bin Laden had been killed sometime in the last two years in an operation that involved the United States. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed the death last month, saying it was “his understanding” that Bin Laden was dead, but Trump and other senior officials had not publicly confirmed the news. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Hamza bin Laden, the high-ranking al-Qaeda member and son of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region,” Trump said in a brief statement issued by the White House. “The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al-Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father but undermines important operational activities of the group.” The statement did not specify the timing of the operation.last_img read more

first_imgAn American whale research organization says an ailing killer whale has been found alive just hours after it was announced the young orca had been separated from her family pod.In a Facebook post Monday, the Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbour, Wash., said the female southern resident killer whale known as J50 was found mid-morning and the centre’s researchers were in the water with the animal.Michael Millstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who released a statement earlier in the day about the missing orca, said this was the first time researchers had seen the J pod without the young whale, raising concerns about her well-being.“As a result we put out the word to whale watching organizations and Fisheries and Oceans Canada and really wanted to step up the search today,” Millstein said from Portland, Ore.Millstein said that several whale watching associations including Soundwatch and researchers from the Center had sighted J50 in an area he called the Hein Bank, south of San Juan Island, roughly halfway between Victoria and Seattle, Wash.Millstein said J50 was still very emaciated and that a team, including the Vancouver Aquarium’s chief veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena, was following the orca and planned to administer a second round of antibiotics via a dart, as well as a deworming medicine if possible.“This has been the plan all along, it’s just that the pod had been out in open waters on the west side of Vancouver Island until Friday night,” said Millstein.Millstein confirmed there have been ongoing discussions about treatment options for the infirm whale, including taking her into human care until she regains an appropriate amount of weight. However, he said there are several preferable options to removing her from the pod.“The preference, since she’s with the pod, is to maintain that structure and recognize the bonds with the rest of the whales,” he said, “but we are looking at all the options based on further analysis and assessment of her condition.”Millstein noted parasitic nematode worms found in stool samples from the J pod might be compounding the whale’s medical problems — the worms are typical in marine wildlife and are not normally a cause for concern, though he said the parasites combined with an existing bacterial infection could aggravate both issues.Recalling the story of Springer, a northern resident killer whale that was suffering from worms and other medical issues in 2002, Millstein said he hoped J50’s recovery would match the older orca’s.“A similar deworming medication was used on Springer and in the course of that treatment she did start eating a lot more, so that’s what we hope to accomplish through this treatment,” he said.Millstein noted that after a first antibiotic treatment several weeks ago was deemed ineffective, biologists might attempt to use a different dart that could be better-suited for a whale’s physiology.“If they need to there’s a certain kind of needle on the tip of the dart that has a little rim around it which helps it stay in the skin long enough to deliver a full dose,” he said.As with the case of J35, the orca seen towing the carcass of her dead calf for several weeks, Millstein said J50’s treatment was exemplary of a cross-border community that cares and loves the killer whales.“The co-operation here amongst the many different organizations, especially Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Vancouver Aquarium, this has been a community regional effort that has required a lot of different skills,” he said.“We have a lot of the top people in the world watching and consulting on this so it’s a very positive thing.”The 3 1/2-year-old whale is one of only 75 southern resident killer whales that continue to travel the Pacific waters between British Columbia and California.last_img read more

first_imgChris MacIntyreAPTN NewsYoung people in the Yukon are getting job training and career opportunities through an organization in Whitehorse thats offering a program called Youth On Board.But these aren’t just any jobs.The mission behind the program is to provide experiences with non-profit organizations.Funded by the government of Canada, the program offers a 20 week job placement with a non profit organization.Youth on Board is in its last year of a three year program and has had 56 youth connect with Volunteer Benevoles Yukon for intake into the program.Kayla Smith Clarke, 18, is from the Kwanlin’ Dun First Nation and the Tlingit First Nation and was accepted into the Youth On Board program.She started her placement at Nlaye Ndasadaye Daycare in June.Before Youth On Board, she had applied to the daycare but was told she needed more experience before being hired.“I applied to work here awhile ago, and then I was told because I wasn’t in the correct program at college that I would need to go through Youth on board to be able to work here”.“So that’s how I was introduced to Youth On Board. I went down and I applied and I got in, and then I started working here almost a month ago.”The Nlaye Ndasadaye daycare is one of many non profit organizations involved with the Youth On Board program.Nlaye Ndasadaye means Two communities working together in Southern Tutchone.Ifrah Ali is the executive director of the daycare and sees the benefits and impacts for the youth but also the organizations involved.“It’s important for us because it gives us connections to community resourses that otherwise I would of not known of,” said Ali.“So this program not only helps the youth but it helps us, the organization too.”Ali said the program is a good stepping stone to give the youth experience.“If they’re interested, if they like it then they can continue on and go on to college, get their qualifications, and we help them with that.”Once Kayla completes her 20 week term, she wants to take a gap year and go back to school.The time that she has spent in the program and the experience she has gained from the daycare may influence her course direction.“I’m planning on doing more visual arts programs, but being here made me more interested in child care as well so I’m thinking child care, like a child care program.” she said.The program is hoping to sustain more money from the government to continue its work.cmacintyre@aptn.calast_img read more

“Despite these significant gains… new clouds have emerged on the employment horizon and the prospects have worsened significantly in many countries,” the UN International Labour Organizations (ILO) said in a study by its research arm, the International Institute for Labour Studies.World of Work Report 2010 – from one crisis to the next? acknowledges that three years into the economic crisis, the global economy has resumed growing, with some countries, especially emerging economies in Asia and Latin America, showing encouraging signs of employment recovery. But even in those countries, more than 8 million new jobs are still needed to return to pre-crisis levels.According to the study, if current policies persist, a recovery in employment to pre-crisis levels will be delayed until 2015 in advanced economies, instead of 2013 as was projected a year ago.“The longer the labour market recession, the greater the difficulties for job seekers to obtain new employment,” the ILO report says.“In the 35 countries for which data exists, nearly 40 per cent of job seekers have been without work for more than one year and therefore run significant risks of demoralization, loss of self-esteem and mental health problems. Importantly, young people are disproportionately hit by unemployment.”Juan Somavia, the ILO Director-General, said “fairness must be the compass guiding us out of the crisis.”“People can understand and accept difficult choices, if they perceive that all share in the burden of pain. Governments should not have to choose between the demands of financial markets and the needs of their citizens. Financial and social stability must come together. Otherwise, not only the global economy but also social cohesion will be at risk,” Mr. Somavia added.Some of the findings from the ILO study, which is based on data from some 150 countries include the fact that cases of social unrest related to the financial and economic crisis have been reported in at least 25 countries – many of them in advanced economies.It also notes that any countries that experienced positive employment growth at the end of 2009 are now seeing a weakening of the jobs recovery. At the same time, the report says that by the end of 2009, more than 4 million job seekers had stopped looking for work in the countries for which information is available.In more than three quarters of 82 countries with available information, peoples’ perceptions of their quality of life and standard of living declined in 2009 compared to similar data from 2006, according to the report.Even among people with jobs, satisfaction at work has deteriorated significantly with a sense of unfairness growing in 46 of 83 countries, the report says, pointing out that in 36 of 72 countries, people have less confidence in governments now than prior to the crisis.Raymond Torres, Director of the International Institute and lead author of the report, said two main reasons explain the bleaker outlook facing many countries in the global economy.“The first is that fiscal stimulus measures that were critical in averting a deeper crisis and helped jump-start the economy are now being withdrawn in countries where recovery, if any, is still too weak,” he said. “The second and more fundamental factor is that the root causes of the crisis have not been properly tackled.”According to the report, “the coexistence of private-debt-led growth in certain developed countries with export-led growth in large emerging economies has proved to be the Achilles’ heel of the world economy.” 30 September 2010Prospects for job opportunities have worsened in many countries despite evidence that the global economy is growing again in the wake of the recession, and labour markets are likely to remain depressed until 2015, the United Nations labour agency said in a report unveiled today. read more

“He did a good job thus far and wish him luck for even a better job in the remaining term of this Parliament. All parties except JO members present at COPE,” Dr. Harsha de Silva tweeted following the COPE meeting today. (Colombo Gazette) JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti was re-elected as the Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva said that Handunhetti was unanimously elected as the Chairman of COPE.

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen that an estimated one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted – around 1.3 billion tons. This costs around $750 billion annually.“If we reduce food loss and waste to zero it would give us additional food to feed 2 billion people,” said Mr. Graziano da Silva, who joined leaders of partner agencies to discuss plans for a new global standard for measuring food loss and waste announced at 3GF by the World Resources Institute (WRI). “One of my priorities in FAO is opening our doors to potential allies. Fighting food loss and waste is clearly one area in which partnership is needed. Developing a global protocol can help provide clear measurements and indicators on which we can base guidance on how to reduce food loss and waste,” he stated. FAO noted that most food loss takes place in post-production, harvesting, transportation and storage. In developing countries, food waste is mainly related to inadequate infrastructure, while in more developed countries it is largely a problem in the marketing and consumption stages.“We already know a lot about how to cut food losses,” said the Director-General. “But we need to invest more in a number of areas, especially in infrastructure such as roads and cold chains, but also improving market information. We also need to close the gap between the knowledge we have and what farmers and other actors in the food chain are actually doing.”He called for more “innovative thinking” to keep retailers and individual households from throwing food away. Per capita consumer waste is around 100 kilograms in Europe and North America per year. In Africa, it is less than 10 kilograms a year per person.FAO works on numerous initiatives to reduce the loss of food in the agricultural process and throughout the food system ‘from field to fork.’ It launched the SAVE FOOD initiative together with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Messe Dusseldorf to reduce food loss and waste along the entire chain of food production and consumption. It also collaborates with UNEP, WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and other partners in the Think.Eat.Save. campaign designed to target and change wasteful practices, especially at the retail and consumer end of the food-supply chain. read more

San Francisco+2.88+0.00+1.84+0.00+4.72 The tug of war between Philadelphia’s view of itself as a combative underdog and the greater prestige to which it sometimes aspires will be on full display Sunday night, when the Eagles take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Between the city’s sports heartbreaks and hooliganism, its perpetual inferiority complex and recent civic resurgence, this Super Bowl could be a turning point for Philly or another way for its fans to double down on their notoriety.“You can’t deny that there is coarse [fan] behavior,” New York Times reporter Jeré Longman told me in a phone interview. Longman would know — he wrote a book about the neuroses of the city’s fans the last time the Eagles made the Super Bowl, back in 2005. But he also made a case that Philly deserves a better image. “It’s the founding city of the United States; it has these great institutions,” Longman said. “And now it has a vibrant art and music scene, great food, lots of young professionals living downtown.” In Longman’s view, Philadelphia too often sells itself short of what it could be (and already is) when its fans live down to their boorish reputation.“The city’s slogan actually used to be, ‘Philadelphia: Not as bad as Philadelphians say it is,’” he said. “Maybe this Super Bowl will be a chance for people in Philadelphia to realize what a great city they have.”1As someone who lived in Philly for about five years, I agree about the city’s greatness — which makes the juxtaposition between its friendly day-to-day interactions and sometimes psychotic sports fandom even more jarring. The roots of the Fairmount Park-sized chip on Philly fans’ collective shoulders go back decades — the infamous Santa snowball incident happened in 1968, less than three years into the Super Bowl’s existence. But they have seemed to grow deeper as the years went on without a championship in the sport Philadelphia embraces the most. The Eagles, which have been around since 1933, are one of 13 NFL franchises that have never won a Super Bowl, and nobody has won more total ballgames among the Super Bowl oh-fers.2The Eagles did win three NFL championships before the Super Bowl existed, most recently in 1960. But any fan who was following the team back then is now at least into their mid-60s, if not much older. It is, to say the least, a distant memory from another era.Making matters worse, the Eagles’ rivals in the NFC East — the hated Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Washington Redskins — have won a combined 12 championships in the Super Bowl era. Six times a year, Eagles fans are forced to contrast themselves against fan bases whose historical résumés have been weaponized for the taunting.There’s a cultural component to the frustration as well. “Football represents Philadelphia’s ideal view of itself: a tough, blue-collar sport,” Longman said. Both he and Glen Macnow, a longtime host at the local sports-talk radio station WIP, agreed that the Eagles are the one team in the city whose rabid support stretches across demographic and societal lines. Indeed, over the past five years, the Eagles have dominated the search-traffic battle against the city’s other pro teams to a greater degree than the national average.3Granted, the Sixers went on their infamous tanking expedition during this span.“It’s a football town,” Macnow said. “The Eagles bring together everybody in the city.” If so, that also puts the team squarely at the emotional epicenter of Philadelphia angst.The city’s general lack of sports success over the years hasn’t helped matters. Philly teams went more than 25 years without a title, between the 1982-83 76ers’ NBA crown and the Phillies’ World Series victory in 2008. And it hasn’t been for lack of trying. In the 34 years starting in 1984 — the year after the Sixers won their title — through 2017, no other city in pro sports has underachieved more on the championship front, based on the number of actual titles won and the number we’d expect from how many teams they had in each sport.4Including only the “Big Four” North American pro sports of football, basketball, baseball and hockey. (Sorry as always to all you ardent MLS fans out there.) Cleveland-1.02-0.22-1.16+0.00-2.40 Championships vs. Expected Phoenix-0.98-1.22+0.33-0.68-2.55 Boston+4.38+1.78+1.84-0.27+7.73 Buffalo-1.12+0.00+0.00-1.27-2.39 Milwaukee+0.00-1.22-1.16+0.00-2.38 This assigns Boston and Philadelphia a “half-championship” for the 2017 NFL season, since Super Bowl LII’s winner isn’t known yet.Expected championships are calculated by assigning each team in a league equal odds of winning the title in a given season and then adding up those title chances over time.Source: Sports-Reference sites San Antonio+0.00+3.78+0.00+0.00+3.78 Edmonton+0.00+0.00+0.00+3.73+3.73 Philadelphia-0.62-1.22-0.16-1.27-3.27 Miami-1.12+1.99+1.19-0.80+1.26 Pittsburgh+0.88+0.00-1.16+3.73+3.45 Top 10NFLNBAMLBNHLTotal Championships vs. Expected Los Angeles-0.88+5.60-0.59+0.73+4.86 Which sports cities have overachieved the most (and least)?Actual vs. expected championships in the big 4 North American sports for cities, 1984-2017 Atlanta-1.12-1.22-0.16-0.37-2.87 Minneapolis-1.12-0.97+0.84-1.00-2.25 San Diego-1.09-0.04-1.16+0.00-2.29 New York City+1.75-2.45+3.69+0.20+3.20 Detroit-1.12+1.78-0.16+2.73+3.23 Chicago-0.12+4.78-0.31+1.73+6.08 Bottom 10NFLNBAMLBNHLTotal The sports fans of Philadelphia are known for their unique brand of bottle-throwing, Santa Claus-attacking, expletive-laced rowdiness. But is this reputation deserved? Are they actually any different from other fiery fan bases in, say, Buffalo or Oakland? I asked my colleague Rob Arthur to look at citywide crime rates, and he couldn’t find any significant uptick on game days. Then again, multiple Eagles fans are alleged to have punched horses (!?!) during these playoffs alone: Washington, D.C.+0.88-1.22-0.43-1.27-2.05 Seattle-0.12-0.92-1.16+0.00-2.20 (And that’s after assigning Philly and Boston a “half-championship” each for the upcoming Super Bowl, assuming that each team has roughly 50-50 odds. If we didn’t do that, Philadelphia teams would be running a collective 3.7 championships below expectation since 1983.)Here’s another way this data helps illustrate why Philadelphia fans are so emotionally overwrought when it comes to sports: In terms of expected titles — which measures the sheer number of cracks a city has had at championship glory — Philly trails only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago (and it’s tied with Boston and Detroit). Justifiably, it thinks of itself as belonging among that group of towns. But collectively, those five cities have won 57.5 championships — 25.1 more than expected — since 1983, with each exceeding their expectation by at least 3.2 titles. Philly, meanwhile, is running 3.3 titles below expectations. Add in the fact that Philadelphia ranks only 25th in championships won since 1983 despite being a top-eight U.S. metro area by both population and economic might, and it makes sense why Philly fandom is often a powder keg waiting to explode.“It’s like a permanent wedgie,” Macnow said of Philadelphia’s sports inferiority complex. “You look up the East Coast at New York and see their championships and at Boston’s smug fans — we call them ‘Massholes.’ There’s an element of envy there as well.”That’s one reason the Patriots might be the ultimate opponent for the Eagles as they try to end their Super Bowl drought. Since 1983, Boston teams have won 7.7 more titles than expected — in exactly the same number of chances as Philly had. The cities are similar in many ways, from population to their shared importance in the early history of the country, a common insular attitude and their parallel rivalries with the behemoth situated between them — New York City. It isn’t difficult to envision an alternate universe in which the fates of Boston and Philadelphia sports had switched places several decades ago.Everyone agrees that an Eagles win on Sunday would set off something approaching total pandemonium in the Philadelphia. “It would be by far the largest sports celebration ever,” Longman told me. “There aren’t enough cans of Crisco in the world to keep people from climbing every [street] pole in Philadelphia.” Longman thought the potential crowds would dwarf the Phillies’ championship parade in 2008 and be more akin to when the pope visited the city in 2015.Whether the long-awaited Super Bowl victory would mark the beginning of a change in fans’ behavior, however, is another question, given that so much of Philly fandom — for good and bad — is wrapped up in the feelings of being overlooked and misunderstood.“It would require a change in a mindset that has prevailed for many generations,” Longman said. “It’d be fascinating to see if Philly is comfortable with being the overdog instead of the underdog.”Although it would only begin to make a slight dent in the city’s championship shortfall of the past three and a half decades, winning Sunday would be a good start. read more

first_imgThe authors suggested this was likely to be down to the “binge drinking culture in the United Kingdom”. Of the 88 British participants, 81 per cent said they had posted about drugs or alcohol, 75 per cent about sex, and 48 per cent said they had posted personal information such as their address or telephone number. The paper also found that there were more similarities than differences between the students’ behaviour, suggesting that the “psychological processes affecting risky online behavior might be similar across culture”, raising “the possibility that Internet cultures exact more influence than one’s nationality”. Dr White added: “This difference shows that culture as a whole seems to play a part in what type of content is shared.“But the fact that the behaviours predicting risky online choices are the same for both nationalities suggests there’s a wider social media culture that encourages this type of risk-taking behaviour.”Figures published earlier this year by YouGov showed that one in five employers have turned down a candidate for a job after checking their online activity.  Even cautious teenagers over-share on social media and risk damaging their job prospects, a University of Plymouth study has found. Posting drunken photographs and personal rants on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter might be associated with impulsive behaviour – but sensible young people are just as likely to post risky things online as their more impulsive peers. “Self-monitoring” young people who thought hard about the potential impact of their social networking still posted about alcohol and drugs because it was so socially acceptable, the study found.  Researcher Dr Claire White said: “It’s counterintuitive really because it would be easy to assume that a high self-monitor would question their actions and adapt accordingly. “But the results show that high self-monitors are just as likely to post risky content as those in the study who are more impulsive, which suggests they think it’s not only OK to be risky – and potentially offensive – but that it’s actually the right thing to do.””Many Facebook users utilize provocative pictures to be noticeable on social networking sites, or to gain positive attention from friends.”Our high self-monitoring participants clearly used social networking sites as platforms to self-present themselves as “cool,” where this behavior was valued and rewarded,” the paper said. The study, which examined online behaviour by 178 British and Italian students, found that British young people were more likely to be explicit about their alcohol and drug use, while Italians were more likely to post “offensive content” and personal details.  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. Almost half said that drunken photographs would put them off, while 71 per cent said references to drug use would lose a candidate the job. last_img read more

first_imgSTATE PAPERS DATING back to 1983 have revealed that the then Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism Frank Cluskey was strongly opposed to a UK military vehicle manufacturer setting up shop in Ireland.Correspondence between the department, the minister’s advisers and the company shows that the the Labour Minister Cluskey said he was not in favour of the “manufacture here, for export, of arms or armaments in the sense of lethal military equipment”.Military vehiclesGomba Stonefield Limited wrote to the Department of Trade, Commerce and Tourism and said they had been in discussions with the Irish Industrial Development Authority (IDA) about establishing a factory in southern Ireland.The vehicles they said they made were four-wheeled trucks, with versions of the vehicle being manufactured for “military use”. Before their discussions went further with the IDA they said they wanted to ensure they would be granted an export licence.They acknowledged Ireland’s reluctance to allow military manufacturers establish in Ireland.In a department briefing, the document states that the firm’s largest order is “a military one”. However, it adds that the vehicles “are more of a supply truck than a front-line vehicle”.ExportsThe brief says they found it difficult to take a “negative” view of the proposal but said that the licence restriction may need to happen depending on where the vehicles were being shipped to in terms of the country’s “regime” and the “tensions” there.State papers show the minister felt the government needed to “adopt an unduly restrictive attitude to proposals involving the manufacture in Ireland for export” of items that were linked to warfare equipment.The document adds that when the minister was briefed on the issue he said that the “political issue” was determining where the equipment might be sent to.One document states that the minister said that the Gomba Stonefield proposal was “premature to look into” and wasn’t sure it would even be economically viable and worthy of IDA support.Read: Extract: ‘Soldiers have an affinity with the detainees in Guantanamo. It would be bad to shoot them – it’ll be lethal injection’>Read: Shatter: No indications Irish troops in Syria are a target>last_img read more

first_imgNew DC United signing Wayne Rooney opened his scoring account for the club as Bayern-bound also scores twice for Vancouver Whitecaps.Wayne Rooney marked his match as captain of DC United with his Major League Soccer (MLS) goal.The former Manchester United captain opened his scoring account with a goal during DC United’s last-gasp 2-1 victory over Colorado Rapids.England’s all-time top scorer opened the scoring for DC United in the 33rd minute calmly slotting the ball through the legs of former United teammate Tim Howard after receiving a pass from Luciano Acosta.Colorado Rapids equalized on the 82nd-minute mark through Kellyn Acosta, but DC secured all three points on home soil in the 90th minute when Rapids’ Niki Jackson put through his own goal.wayne rooney, harry kane, englandReport: Rooney talks Engalnd Kane and Guardiola George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Wayne Rooney has spoken of his England record, Harry Kane smashing it and Pep Guardiola for England.In an interview on his Wayne Rooney podcast…Rooney was left with five stitches after a broken nose and a gash above his left eye after putting in a gritty performance on his debut as captain.“I don’t think this is the first time he has bled in a game,” DC head coach Bren Olsen said, according to FourFourTwo.“It shows how much this means to him putting his face and body on the line. He’s a tough guy and I’m sure he’ll be alright.”“He has been fantastic in every way we wanted him to be for this group with his leadership and goal-scoring abilities and I hope it can continue to get better.”last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed he almost joined Tottenham Hotspur back in 2016.Jurgen Klopp signed the Holland international for Liverpool from Newcastle United, but he reveals he held talks with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.“I had a really good conversation with Pochettino but we didn’t come to an agreement. Not just me, Newcastle also didn’t come to an agreement with Tottenham,” Wijnaldum said, according to Liverpool Echo.“When I spoke with Jurgen, he made me feel really good. He gave me a lot of confidence because he said he liked my way of playing football.”“Three days after our meeting, they had reached a deal and that gave me a good feeling as well. I didn’t think twice. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I wanted to make the transfer and I’m happy that I did.“The fans welcomed me from the start here. I think they appreciate that I give 100% every game and do my best always for Liverpool. If they can see that you are willing to do ever”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.Speaking about Klopp improving him as a player, Wijnaldum said:“He is always busy making the team better and also trying to make you better as an individual. He has great attention to detail.“He shows you situations in a game where he feels you could have done better. During training he makes it very clear what he wants to see. He asks a lot from players. He asks for a lot of concentration, he asks for a lot of hard work.”“It’s not always easy, you know how players how. Sometimes you aren’t 100% concentrated and you might think ‘I can do things a bit easier today’. But with him you always have to be 100% concentrated and give everything you have.”last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona have announced that they’ve reached an agreement with Ernesto Valverde to extend his contract until June 2020.Since replacing Luis Enrique as manager in 2017, Valverde has impressed greatly at Barcelona with 65 wins and just nine defeats in 96 games across all competitions.The 55-year-old made an instant impact in his first campaign in charge last term by leading Barcelona to a record 43 matches unbeaten in La Liga before losing their penultimate game to Levante UD in a 5-4 thriller.Nevertheless, Valverde led the Blaugrana to a domestic double in his debut campaign by winning La Liga and the Copa del Rey.This season has seen Valverde begin to implement changes to an ageing Barcelona squad with the likes of Arthur Melo, Phillippe Coutinho, Malcom and Clement Lenglet all coming in last year to help strengthen the team.And it appears to have done the trick with Barcelona enjoying another strong season under Valverde’s leadership.Currently, the Catalan giants are enjoying a six-point lead at the top of La Liga and are in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a last-16 tie against Lyon in the Champions League coming up on Tuesday.Despite this though, doubts had been going about in Spain over Valverde’s long-term future at Camp Nou after he suggested he could leave at the end of this season.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Last month, Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu went to dismiss these fears and has now handed him a new contract until 2020 with an option for a further year.“FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde, the first team coach, have reached an agreement to extend the contract between the two parties for another season (2019/20) with the option for one more (2020/21),” read a club statement.“The signing of the extension will take place on Friday 15 February at 10.15am CET in the Presidential Suite at Camp Nou.”Barcelona will host 15th-placed Real Valladolid at Camp Nou on Saturday for their next La Liga match with kick-off set for 8:45 PM (CET).❗ [LATEST NEWS] Agreement to extend Ernesto Valverde’s contract More info 👉 https://t.co/LiAjy53jnP pic.twitter.com/ehuoU4V5ms— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 15, 2019last_img read more

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida child was rushed to the hospital after being pulled from a pool in North Miami, Sunday evening.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the home in a gated community near Northeast 120th Road and Canal Drive, just after 6 p.m. Officials said the 3-year-old victim was playing in the pool with other children at the time of the incident.The child was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in unknown condition. Officials said the toddler was breathing when paramedics arrived.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgUS Senator John McCainUS Senator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by president Donald Trump, warned suppressing the free press was “how dictators get started.”The Arizona Republican, a frequent critic of Trump, was responding to a tweet in which Trump accused the media of being “the enemy of the American people.”The international order established after World War Two was built in part on a free press, McCain said in an excerpt of an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that was released in advance of the full Sunday morning broadcast.”I hate the press. I hate you especially,” he told interviewer Chuck Todd from an international security conference in Munich. “But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It’s vital.””If you want to preserve – I’m very serious now – if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started,” he continued.”They get started by suppressing free press. In other words, a consolidation of power. When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. And I’m not saying that president Trump is trying to be a dictator. I’m just saying we need to learn the lessons of history,” McCain said.McCain’s comments followed Trump’s tweet and came days after the president held a raucous news conference at which he repeatedly criticized news reports about disorder in the White House and leaks of his telephone conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.German chancellor Angela Merkel underscored the importance of a free press at the Munich conference on Saturday, saying, “I have high respect for journalists. We’ve always had good results, at least in Germany, by relying on mutual respect.”Merkel did not mention Trump specifically, but called freedom of the press “a very significant pillar of democracy.”last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) has issued a notification saying that medical aspirants applying for undergraduate (UG) medical seats in the state under management quota can secure a seat from the 85 state quota seats if the candidates prove that they have their residence in Bengal.Management quota seats are available in four private medical colleges in the state. Some of the guardians of the medical aspirants have alleged that outside candidates enjoying Domicile B who were denied taking part in the medical counseling under 85 state quota seats will be given preference to occupy the state quota seats following the latest notification issued by the WBUHS on June 29. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe notifications says: “The candidates who are registered for management quota seats may be considered for the state quota seats, if they fulfill the domicile criteria and get successfully verified by providing all necessary original documents as mentioned in the pre-counselling notice on June 21.” The notice further says: “Such candidates must also provide an affidavit in non-judicial stamp paper that they will not participate in any other state quota counseling in the country for 2019-20 academic session.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAshoke Adhikari, a guardian, said that the WBUHS in its earlier notification restricted the entry of outside candidates in the medical counseling in the 85 percent state quota seats. However, the latest notification will again help the outside candidates secure admission in state quota seats. In the previous notification the university categorically mentioned that candidates living in other states and enjoining Domicile B would not be allowed to take part in the counseling, Adhikari said. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier announced that no outside candidates would be allowed admission in the state quota seats. Those who are the permanent residents will only be given preference under the state quota. The permanent residents enjoy Domicile A while those staying outside for the past 10 years despite their parents staying here enjoy Domicile B. Dr A K Maity, an expert in the field of medical education said that latest notification will help the outside candidates in securing admission under the state quota. WBUHS must reconsider its decision and introspect on it. Unless, candidates who are the permanent residents of the state would be deprived, he said.last_img read more

first_imgMicrosoft Edge will block Flash content by default by Martin Brinkmann on December 15, 2016 in Internet Explorer – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 13 commentsMicrosoft announced some hours ago that upcoming versions of the company’s Windows 10 web browser Edge will block Flash content by default.Flash is on its way out, and the next step in the process is the automatic blocking of Flash elements on websites.Google announced recently that it will prioritize HTML5 over Flash, and block Flash by default in the Chrome browser. The company plans to roll out the feature gradually until it is in full swing in October 2017.Mozilla plans to drop NPAPI plugin support on April 18. 2017 when Firefox 53 is released. While Firefox will still support Flash at this point in time, it is set to click to play already in the browser.And now it is Microsoft that will set Adobe Flash to click to play in Microsoft Edge in the near future.Starting with the Anniversary Update of windows 10, Edge did pause certain Flash content on websites already that are not central to the content. This included among other things advertisement, trackers, and other Flash content.HTML5 content will be favored in Edge, and if a site supports it, Flash content won’t even be loaded in the browser.This improves security, performance, and battery life according to Microsoft.Tip: Speed up Microsoft Edge by disabling FlashFlash will be blocked by default on all sites that require Flash for some or all of the content. Microsoft Edge users may click on the Flash element that they want to load to start the activation process.This launches a prompt stating that “Adobe Flash content was blocked”. Users have the option to allow it to run once, or always from that moment in time on.The latter is useful if the site is visited regularly, and if Flash content is an integral part of the site.Microsoft, just like Google, will make exceptions for the most popular sites on today’s Internet. The company has not revealed the scope of the whitelist, nor any site that is on that list.It plans to shorten the list as time passes by though, and drop it completely eventually.The blog post over on the Microsoft Edge Developer blog does not reveal when the change becomes available. Microsoft Edge Dev’s Twitter account however reveals that it will be part of EdgeHTML15.EdgeHTML15 is the current version of the browser. Windows Insider builds will receive the update soon according to Microsoft, and the full release is to be expected to be included in next year’s Windows 10 Creators Update.Now You: Do you rely on sites that require Flash?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Edge will block Flash content by defaultDescriptionMicrosoft announced some hours ago that upcoming versions of the company’s Windows 10 web browser Edge will block Flash content by default.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Related Content December 27, 2018 — Researchers in Sweden using computed tomography (CT) have successfully imaged the soft tissue of an ancient Egyptian mummy’s hand down to a microscopic level, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.1Non-destructive imaging of human and animal mummies with X-rays and CT has been a boon to the fields of archaeology and paleopathology, or the study of ancient diseases. Imaging studies have contributed to a better knowledge of life and death in ancient times and have the potential to improve our understanding of modern diseases.Both X-ray and conventional CT take advantage of the fact that materials absorb different amounts of X-rays. This phenomenon, known as absorption contrast, creates different degrees of contrast within an image.“For studying bone and other hard, dense materials, absorption contrast works well, but for soft tissues the absorption contrast is too low to provide detailed information,” said Jenny Romell, M.Sc., from KTH Royal Institute of Technology/Albanova University Center in Stockholm, Sweden. “This is why we instead propose propagation-based phase-contrast imaging.”Propagation-based imaging enhances the contrast of X-ray images by detecting both the absorption and phase shift that occurs as X-rays pass through a sample. The phase effect with X-rays is similar to how a ray of light changes direction as it passes through a lens. Capturing both absorption and phase shift provides higher contrast for soft tissues.“There is a risk of missing traces of diseases only preserved within the soft tissue if only absorption-contrast imaging is used,” Romell said. “With phase-contrast imaging, however, the soft tissue structures can be imaged down to cellular resolution, which opens up the opportunity for detailed analysis of the soft tissues.”Romell and colleagues evaluated phase-contrast CT by imaging a mummified human right hand from ancient Egypt. The hand, today in the collection of the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, was brought to Sweden at the end of the 19th century, along with other mummified body parts and a fragment of mummy cartonnage (papier-mâché case). The cartonnage belonged to an Egyptian man and has been dated to around 400 BCE (before common era). They scanned the entire hand and then performed a detailed scan of the tip of the middle finger.The estimated resolution of the final images was between 6 to 9 micrometers, or slightly more than the width of a human red blood cell. Researchers were able to see the remains of adipose cells, blood vessels and nerves; they were even able to detect blood vessels in the nail bed and distinguish the different layers of the skin.“With phase-contrast CT, ancient soft tissues can be imaged in a way that we have never seen before,” Romell said.The findings point the way to a role for phase-contrast CT as an adjunct or alternative to invasive methods used in soft-tissue paleopathology that require extraction and chemical processing of the tissue. Due to their potentially destructive nature, these methods are undesirable or unacceptable for the analysis of many old and fragile specimens.“Just as conventional CT has become a standard procedure in the investigation of mummies and other ancient remains, we see phase-contrast CT as a natural complement to the existing methods,” Romell said. “We hope that phase-contrast CT will find its way to the medical researchers and archaeologists who have long struggled to retrieve information from soft tissues, and that a widespread use of the phase-contrast method will lead to new discoveries in the field of paleopathology.”For more information: www.pubs.rsna.org/journal/radiology Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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first_imgU.S. Home Price Gains Seemingly Unstoppable in Daily Dose, journal, News U.S. home prices continued to steadily rise across through August, according to the latest S&P Dow Jones/S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. So much so that David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, said that home price increases in the U.S. “appear to be unstoppable.”The indices show a 6.1 percent uptick in home prices in August, which is up from 5.9 percent in the previous month. The indices’ overall numbers coalesced with breakdowns of the 10 and 20 largest U.S. metros. The 10-City Composite was just above flat, showing annual increase of 5.3 percent, up from 5.2 percent in July. Similarly, the 20-City Composite posted a 5.9 percent year-over-year gain, up from 5.8 percent the previous month.Seattle, Las Vegas, and San Diego reported the highest year-over-year gains among the 20 cities in August. Seattle led the way with a 13.2 percent year-over-year price increase, followed by Las Vegas (8.6 percent), and San Diego (7.8 percent). Nine cities reported greater price increases in the year ending August 2017 versus the year ending July 2017.Month-over-month, the 10-City Composite and 20-City Composite posted 0.5 percent and 0.4 percent increases. Nineteen of 20 cities reported increases in August both before and after seasonal adjustment. Atlanta, saw the seasonally adjusted monthly number slip 0.2 percent after seasonal adjustment.Blitzer said that over the last year, the consumer price index’s 2.2 percent rise was driven largely by energy costs.“Aside from oil, the only other major item with price gains close to housing was hospital services, which were up 4.6 percent,” he said.Wages climbed 3.6 percent in the year to August.“The ongoing rise in home prices poses questions of why prices are climbing and whether they will continue to outpace most of the economy,” Blitzer said. He answered with a strong one-two punch: Low mortgage rates, combined with an improving economy.“Low-interest rates raise the value of both real and financial long-lived assets,” he said. “The price gains are not simply a rebound from the financial crisis.”However, despite the apparent unstoppability of U.S. housing gains to date, Blitzer offered a caveat of caution.“Home prices will not rise forever,” he said. “Measures of affordability are beginning to slide, indicating that the pool of buyers is shrinking. The Federal Reserve is pushing short-term interest rates upward and mortgage rates are likely to follow over time, removing a key factor supporting rising home prices.” October 31, 2017 594 Views center_img HOUSING S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices 2017-10-31 ScottMorgan1 Sharelast_img read more