Track and field: A world record, and a win for the home team

first_imgOn a thrill-filled night at the track and field world championships Friday, Muhammad answered her own question — again — by setting her second world record in 10 weeks, while Barshim loved everyone back by becoming a repeat world champion, winning this one on home turf.“I’ve won a lot of gold medals, but this one is home,” Barshim said. “It feels different. I just felt love.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manThe late-blooming, 29-year-old Muhammad smoothed her way through the 400-meter hurdles in 52.16 to break, by .04 seconds, the world record she had set at U.S. national championships in July.Both she and Barshim — they call him “The Qatari Falcon” — will head into the Tokyo Games next year as reigning world champions. Muhammad will also go in as the defending Olympic champ — and almost certainly as the world record holder, too. View comments He brought the fans out of their seats every time he cleared a height, and not long after it was over, he was sharing a hug with the ruling emir of his country, talking about how Qatar’s first gold medal of these championships was won.Much has been made about the heat and poor attendance, the efficacy of air-conditioned stadiums and the legitimacy of the bid process that brought not only these championships, but the 2022 World Cup, to a country that’s striving to raise its profile beyond that of a mere oil supplier.For one night, at least, Barshim’s victory set all that aside. Qatar looked like a sports country, and nothing could ruin that — not even the fact that the sound system malfunctioned at the end of the evening, thus postponing Barshim’s medal ceremony to Saturday night.“I did it for them,” Barshim said of his fans and countrymen. “They’re the champions tonight.”So is Muhammad.She’ll get her gold medal Saturday, as well, but for her, there was one last bit of business to take care of before leaving the track Friday night.While the other seven hurdlers were writhing on the ground after crossing the finish line, Muhammad took a few deep breaths, then straightened up and headed over to the time clock near the finish line to have her picture taken.It’s what world record holders do.“I don’t think you ever get used to it,” Muhammad said. “But if I want to stay competitive in this event, I have no choice.” Dalilah Muhammad, of the United States, poses for a photo with the clock after winning the women’s 400 meter hurdles final, setting a new world record at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)DOHA, Qatar — The message American hurdler Dalilah Muhammad kept telling herself when her career was running into roadblocks: Why not me?The message Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim kept receiving from an adoring home crowd yearning to celebrate a champion: We love you!ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee PLAY LIST 01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:44US transit worker saves man who fell on rail track02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? 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It was, she said, much closer to the perfect race that she decidedly did not think she had run at national championships in the rain, in Des Moines, Iowa.And yet, this race still came down to a lean at the line against an opponent who’s only getting better.“Next year’s going to be amazing,” Hayes said.Close as the race was, though, the men’s steeplechase was even closer.Conseslus Kipruto and Lamecha Grima rambled over barriers and through the water over 3,000 meters, and as they approached the finish, there was nothing separating them. With fans in the jam-packed crowd screaming, they sprawled as they reached the line. A photo finish showed Kipruto had crossed in 8 minutes, 1.35 seconds. That was one-hundredth of a second faster than Grima.“I was praying, ‘Let me be faster than him,‘” Kipruto said. “I waited. I prayed. I saw the screen and saw it said ‘Conseslus.’ It was my name. I was definitely happy.”In the men’s 400 meters, Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas won gold over Anthony Zambrano of Colombia and American Fred Kerley. Finishing 1-2 in the discus were Cubans Yaime Perez and Denia Caballero, who ran to the stands to share hugs with their small group of fans.But no win brought more joy throughout the stadium than Barshim’s. This jewelry designer is also an architect San Miguel stops streaking NLEX, takes share of top spotcenter_img LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics “I didn’t even know who won the race,” Muhammad said. “I was looking to see who won, and then I noticed, when they said ‘world record,’ that I had broken it.”Simply winning the race has become more difficult because of the rapid rise of Sydney McLaughlin, the 20-year-old phenom who juggles, rides a unicycle and seems destined to win a gold medal one day.McLaughlin also finished second to Muhammad at nationals — but that one was by .68 seconds. This one was by .07, and her time of 52.23 would have been the world record had she run it 10 weeks ago.“We came into this season knowing who the main opponent was going to be,” said McLaughlin’s coach, Olympic gold medalist Joanna Hayes. “It’s not a surprise. Dalilah has experience over Syd, so all I wanted her to do was get some experience. And run her best. And she’s surpassed that.”How close did Muhammad come to missing out on this? Shortly after graduating from Southern California in 2012, she went to Olympic trials and completely flopped. Out in the first round, she had neither a spot at the London Games nor a sponsor.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’last_img read more

Bad drivers to pay more in BC under new Crown auto insurance

first_imgVANCOUVER – Drivers who cause crashes or have fewer than 15 years of experience will pay more for vehicle insurance in British Columbia as part of a sweeping plan to overhaul how premiums are calculated.The provincial government introduced the proposed changes on Thursday to modernize the system used by the Crown auto insurance corporation, which hasn’t been updated in decades.If the changes are approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission, two-thirds of drivers will pay less than they otherwise would while one-third will pay more, said Attorney General David Eby.The current model to calculate rates used by the Insurance Corporation of B.C. is “broken,” he said.“From now on, British Columbians can have more confidence that if they drive safely and don’t cause crashes, the rates they have to pay will much more closely represent the risk they actually represent on the road,” he said.Nearly 40 per cent of drivers would see up to a $50 reduction in their annual premiums, while 15 per cent would see more than a $100 reduction, the province said, adding that just over 10 per cent would see an up to $50 increase and 17 per cent would see their rates hiked more than $100.The adjustments would take effect in September 2019, although some elements will not be fully implemented until 2027.The changes are revenue-neutral and not intended to put a dent in ICBC’s forecasted $1.3 billion deficit — a situation Eby has called a “financial dumpster fire.”However, Eby said he hopes the measures will reduce costs to ICBC with a financial incentive to drive safely and prevent crashes, which are at a record high.One key change is that B.C. would move to a driver-based model from a vehicle-based insurance, so at-fault crashes are tied to the driver and not the car owner.Premiums would be calculated based on years of experience, number of at-fault crashes, place of residence and how the vehicle is used, with additional discounts or add-ons on top.Customers would have to list all the drivers who may operate the vehicle, and the experience and crash history of each driver would be taken into account in the premium.Those with a vehicle being used by a driver with a learner’s permit would have to pay as much as $200 more annually. But crashes caused by the learner before they get their licence won’t be counted in their driving history.ICBC would still offer discounts to inexperienced drivers, but those discounts would be reduced to better reflect the “risk” that those drivers represent, the province said.Under the plan, a driver would be considered inexperienced if they have fewer than 15 years of experience on the road.The corporation would consider at-fault crashes that happened over the past 10 years — up from three — to help determine a driver’s premium.But when the changes come into effect in September 2019, ICBC will only look back at two and a half years of at-fault crashes to determine premiums. Each year after that, it will extend the period by one year until 2027, when the full 10-year period will be in place.The corporation would forgive one at-fault crash for customers with 20 years of driving experience.The proposed model means drivers with more years of experience and no at-fault crashes would see greater discounts.Drivers are already paying more if they live in dense, urban areas, which are more risky for crashes. But the province is updating the map to better reflect what B.C. looks like in 2018, the province said.The utilities commission is set to hold a hearing in December to determine whether auto insurance rates will go up overall in the province.Andrew Wilkinson, leader of the Opposition Liberals, accused the NDP government of doing little to fix the problems at ICBC.“All the Attorney General has done today is lay blame at the foot of B.C. drivers, instead of overhauling the broken system that is ICBC,” said Wilkinson in a news release.The NDP countered with a news release saying the Liberals raided $1.2 billion from ICBC while they were in power in order to pad their own annual budgets.— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.last_img read more

3D printing makes spine surgery easier

first_imgNew Delhi: An orthopedic surgeon from All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has developed 3D printing technology for complex orthopedic, spinal and reconstructive surgeries while saying it can help to reduce complications significantly, apart from aiding in difficult cases.With the help of the 3D images from the CT scan, expert can develop the stereolithograpy of the damaged bone. This can be of great assistance to doctors because even a minor mistake or miscalculation during the correction of the spine deformity can cause paralysis or deformity,” said Dr Bhavuk Garg. He also added with use of these “navigational template fit the vertebra perfectly’ and provide a great assistance to the surgeon to avoid any single mistakes. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Spinal deformities are usually associated with significant morbidity and mortality. These problems are very challenging to treat and have a great risk of neurologic complications because of hardware placement during corrective surgery. After the introduction of pedicle screws, scoliosis correction surgeries have witnessed a revolutionary shift, necessitating the placement of a screw within the pedicle with accuracy and safety,” he said. This precision is essential to avoid potential complications because of small bone geometry and the juxtaposition to the spinal cord, he added. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Surgical time was significantly less in the 3D printing group compared with the freehand group , moreover blood loss was higher in the freehand group but not statistically significant, Dr Garg added. He also said that we found a statistically significant higher rate of accuratescrew positioning with 3D printing. In spite of a similar vertebral fusion span, more screws were inserted in the 3D printing group, which was possible because of enhanced safety, particularly at apical levels. “Soft tissues have to be stripped completely to make templates fit. Preoperative preparation of these templates takes around 10–12 hours per patient; however, the preoperative preparation is justified in view of statistically significant less surgical time and radiation exposure. Because bigger and less rotated pedicles do not require much surgical expertise and time compared with difficult ones, we are now using this technique only for difficult pedicles to save time and cost,” he added.last_img read more

Haiti UN voices hopes for greater reconstruction after approval of new premier

Haiti’s Senate yesterday followed the country’s lower parliamentary chamber in endorsing President Michel Martelly’s choice of Garry Conille, a veteran UN official who was most recently resident coordinator in Niger, after Parliament rejected two earlier nominees in a stand-off that prompted Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Mariano Fernández to express concern for national stability.Today Mr. Fernández hailed the endorsement and called on all sectors of Haitian society to intensify their dialogue to reach agreement on initiatives that strengthen democratic institutions, ensure peace and security, and promote sustainable social and economic development.He urged Parliament to approve Mr. Conille’s Government programme so that major reconstruction efforts can be launched without further delay in Haiti, which has been torn by instability, afflicted by hurricanes, floods and landslides, and is still struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake, which in January 2010 killed over 200,000 people, displaced 2.3 million more, and caused enormous material damage.Mr. Conille has served as chief of staff for former United States president Bill Clinton in his capacity as UN Special Envoy for Haiti, and has worked for the UN since 1999, serving in Ethiopia, Haiti and most recently in Niger, where he was also the Representative of UN Development Programme (UNDP).Mr. Fernández heads the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), which currently fields nearly 9,000 troops and over 3,500 police and has been on the ground since mid-2004 after then president Jean-Bertrand Aristide went into exile amid violent unrest.MINUSTAH has a broad mandate, ranging from ensuring security and stability, supporting constitutional and political processes and helping to organize and monitor free and fair elections, to assisting in the protection of human rights and aiding reconstruction efforts after the quake, including in the implementation of resettlement strategies for displaced persons. Addressing the Security Council last month, Mr. Fernández appealed to the international community to ramp up its funding and development activities in Haiti, warning that political tensions and precarious socio-economic conditions are threatening its stability.UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, who visited Haiti last week, warned that the humanitarian crisis following the earthquake is not over.She said improving access to safe drinking water, sanitation and food would be the priority humanitarian tasks over the next year. 5 October 2011The United Nations today welcomed the Haitian Parliament’s approval of a new Prime Minister after months of delay, voicing hope that the impoverished country where the world body maintains a large peacekeeping force can now accelerate its reconstruction efforts. read more

Closing Bell TSX closes higher amid strong manufacturing employment data

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market racked up a solid gain Wednesday amid rising hopes for a strong reading on U.S. job creation as traders also caught up with two positive manufacturing reports that were released while the TSX was closed for Canada Day.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 15,209.79+63.78 0.42%S&P 500 —  1,974.62+1.30 0.07%Dow — 16,976.24+20.17 0.12%Nasdaq — 4,457.73 -0.92 -0.02%Canadian stocks rose a fifth day as the benchmark index rose to an intraday record.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 63.78 points to 15,209.79 after data showed that Chinese manufacturing grew in June for the first time in six months. The gauge closed at record on June 30 and Wednesday surpassed its intraday high of 15,154.77 set on June 6, 2008.In the U.S., the manufacturing sector showed a 13th straight month of growth.The Canadian dollar was up 0.03 of a cent to 93.75 cents US.U.S. indexes put in lacklustre performances but the Dow Jones industrials and the S&P 500 again closed at fresh record highs. The Dow was up 20.17 points to 16,976.24 and the S&P 500 gained 1.3 points to 1,974.62. The Nasdaq was 0.92 of a point lower at 4,457.73.Traders were cautious ahead of the other major economic event for the week — the release Thursday of the U.S. government’s employment report for June.Ahead of that data, U.S. payrolls firm ADP reported that the private sector created 281,000 jobs in June, much higher than the 205,000 reading that had been forecast. That raised hopes the government figures would show the American economy cranked out more than the 210,000 jobs in the public and private sector that economists have forecast.“Clearly, now the market is going to set up for a bullish number,” said Wes Mills, chief investment officer at Scotia Private Client Group.“It does seem risk-on is coming back. People have been reluctant to fully endorse this rally and we know the fears that have popped up, whether it’s Ukraine or China or more recently this Iraq business. But it does seem the market is shaking all of these things off.”In corporate news, JPMorgan Chase chairman and chief executive Jamie Dimon said he has curable throat cancer. Dimon said he plans to remain on the job and be actively involved in key decisions while undergoing treatment. Despite the reassurance, Dimon’s illness could raise leadership concerns at one of the world’s biggest banks. The bank’s shares declined 60 cents to US$56.97.In Canada, shares in Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) were 10 cents higher to C$193.41 after the carrier was upgraded by equities research analysts at CIBC from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. Earlier this week, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. from US$168 to US$196. The shares rose $1.19 to US$181.39 in New York.TSX advancers were led by the base metals component, up 3.85% as July copper gained six cents to US$3.27 a pound. The information technology sector was up 1.21% as BlackBerry (TSX:BB) ran up 45 cents or 4.11% to $11.39. The stock has surged lately, up about 40% in the past month amid strong quarterly financial results and enthusiasm over its new product. BlackBerry’s Passport, which meets somewhere between a smartphone and a tablet in size, is scheduled to launch in Europe this September.The gold sector shook off early declines to move up 0.2% while August bullion rose $4 to US$1,330.60 an ounce.The energy sector was ahead 0.3% with August crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 86 cents to a three-week low of US$105.08 a barrel. Prices had drifted higher to almost US$107 in June amid a growing insurgency in Iraq, but have since fallen the fighting has stayed well away from the south where most of Iraq’s oil production is located.With files from BloombergTOP STORIESCanadian dollar moves above 94 cents to 2014 high, but rally seen as short livedFed boss says rate moves not the way to address ‘pockets of increased risk-taking’ in financial systemFacebook investigated after manipulating users’ emotions in news feed study without consentMove over, oil sands: Shale powers rebound in deals for Canada’s energy sectorWHAT’S ON DECK THURSDAYCANADA8:30 a.m.Merchandise Trade Balance (May): Economists expect a deficit of $300,000 UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Employment Report: Economists expect a gain of 215,000 jobs and the jobless rate to hold at 6.3% Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 313,000 new claims, up from last week Goods and Services Trade Balance (May): Economists expect a deficit of $45-billion Non-manufacturing ISM Index (June): Economists expect a reading of 56.3 read more

Afghanistan UN official voices outrage at suicide attacks on international forces

The Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Jean Arnault, released a statement resolutely condemning the attacks of yesterday and today and voicing solidarity with the families and friends of the ISAF and Afghan victims. “The attackers aimed at ISAF, but they also, no doubt, hoped to undermine the momentum that the peace process in Afghanistan has gathered in the wake of the adoption of the new Constitution,” he said. “We are certain that they will not succeed and that the overwhelming majority of Afghans will see in these attacks new reasons to reject violence and to stay the course towards the restoration of a lasting peace.”Mr. Arnault also reaffirmed that the UN “will not be deterred from assisting the country in achieving this long overdue goal.” read more

At UN Dominican Republic President urges better indicators for measuring human development

“We need to have them employ more enriched indicators that have a greater capacity to capture and measure the complex and dynamic nature of human development,” President Medina added in his statement to the Assembly’s General Debate. “And this means working together to overcome exclusion, and not to maintain poverty and extreme poverty in an indefinite manner.” Scores of the world’s heads of state and government and other high-level officials are attending the Debate, at UN Headquarters in New York, and are expected to present their views and comment on issues of individual national and international relevance over the coming days.In his remarks, the Dominican leader said that the majority of agencies in the international financial system prefer to continue using “one-dimensional measurements” centred on monetary income – through the use of various measures of profit or national production expressed in per capita figures, for example – to measure and catalogue the development of developing countries and to define policies regarding conditions of access to international financial cooperation.“Our country, the Dominican Republic, according to these kinds of measurements, has been classified in recent years as an upper-middle-income country,” he said. “However, more than a third of our citizenship continues to live in conditions of poverty. So then, how is it that countries like our own are excluded from development assistance?”He noted that the “optimism” of international poverty measures does not seem to agree with the perception of many people around the world, who feel that the growth in gross domestic product has done nothing to lessen their sense of despair, nor, in particular, discontent among youth, who are not finding decent jobs.“This discrepancy between the optimism of various international measurements and the discontent to be found on our streets, can be attributed to the use of inadequate indicators to measure poverty, development and well-being,” President Medina said.He added, “Poverty in a family and in a community is much more than the lack of income with respect to a predetermined threshold, just as the development of a country is much more than the size of its average income.”The President noted that measuring the development of countries exclusively in terms of national per capita income leads to decisions that have a negative impact on their efforts toward development. As an example, he cited how when a country is classified according to these criteria, international cooperation contributions are reduced, making access to international bank loans more difficult or more expensive. read more

Automotive challenges tech community to help shape future mobility with new collaboration

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Ford and Toyota partner with SMMT for new Future Mobility Challenge to drive future automotive innovation.From connected cars to smart city solutions, new initiative seeks potential collaborations, investments or partnerships between innovative start-ups and the automotive industry.Best solutions will benefit from route to market, incubation, acceleration, piloting, funding or acquisition opportunities.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) today announces the Future Mobility Challenge, a major new initiative that will spawn new partnerships, investments and acquisitions between the world’s leading automotive brands and innovative technology start-ups and SMEs.Five of the world’s biggest automotive brands, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Ford and Toyota, have partnered with SMMT to challenge ambitious SMEs and start-ups to devise innovative solutions to seven key mobility challenges. Technology innovators are encouraged to submit leading-edge ideas that address these opportunities. Those with the best solutions will be invited to pitch at the Future Mobility Challenge event in October and, if successful, will be able to negotiate a range of partnership propositions, from mentoring, ideas incubation and investment, to piloting, routes to market or acquisition.Start-ups and SMEs are invited to provide solutions to one or more of the following innovation opportunities:1. Harnessing the potential of mobility data – creating customer value through, for example, seamless payments at fuel forecourts and chargepoints or integrated insurance services.2. Intelligent solutions for intelligent fleets – innovative solutions that go beyond existing telematics offerings, potentially helping operators to optimise fleets, reduce their environmental footprint or support drivers’ wellbeing.3. Urban mobility solutions for future cities – smart use of data to help tackle challenges such as congestion, parking and EV charging infrastructure constraints, or perhaps deliver integrated propositions to promote active mobility.4. Innovative shared and on-demand mobility models – solutions to identify and deliver new, flexible models of car ownership or sharing via a single platform to bring mobility to more people.5. Creating new and superior customer experiences in the age of hyper convenience – perhaps using augmented or virtual reality and remote services or blockchain solutions to deliver efficient business processes and premium and lifestyle customer propositions.6. New connected car services – unique solutions to unlock greater potential from connectivity such as location services, journey management or remote services including, for example, predictive maintenance.7. Future vehicle technologies – new solutions for everything from artificial intelligence and machine learning, to automated driving, glass and display technologies, audio, and battery management.Leading technology bodies and membership organisations are also supporting the Future Mobility Challenge, encouraging start-ups and technology innovators to participate. These include the Transport Systems and Digital Catapults, Grant Thornton, Level39, Plexal and Tech London Advocates, among others.To participate, SMEs and start-ups are encouraged to submit their interest to pitch solutions addressing one or more of the challenges by visiting http://www.smmt.co.uk/events/future-mobility-challenge/The deadline for applications is 30 June, 2018 and around 50 innovators will then be shortlisted and invited to pitch in closed sessions at the Future Mobility Challenge event at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 17 October 2018.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,The Future Mobility Challenge provides the perfect opportunity for automotive industry leaders and innovative technology SMEs to collaborate. From data analytics and blockchain to the Internet of Things and health and wellbeing, we’re looking for innovators across the technology community to help automotive explore new horizons, appealing to the continuously changing demands of consumers. We are delighted to have on board such strong automotive brands and partners and are looking forward to what will be, I am sure, intense competition from innovative SMEs and start-ups.David Skipp, Director of Partnerships & Innovation, Ford Smart Mobility, Europe, said,Collaboration with innovators and start-ups is at the heart of how we develop new mobility solutions for urban dwellers, commerce and cities. We look forward to forging new relationships with the tech community and we are excited to see the SMMT and other industry players meeting right here at the doorstep of our Innovation Office, at the Here East campus in London.Lars Klawitter, Executive Director, InMotion Ventures & Jaguar Land Rover, said,We are excited to be involved in the new Future Mobility Challenge, which is providing an industry platform to see and collectively generate truly innovative mobility tech solutions. It’s a fantastic opportunity for SMEs and start-ups to showcase their solutions and allows Jaguar Land Rover and other industry partners access for collaboration, we are very much looking forward to seeing the ideas come in.Arun Srinivasan, Executive Vice President and Head of Mobility Solutions, Bosch UK, said,The world of mobility is changing rapidly. New technologies offer opportunities to create transport services that can help increase safety, reduce traffic congestion, make better use of assets and create healthier, more liveable city environments. Connecting with UK start-ups is an important way for us to continue to drive the entrepreneurial spirit that was instilled by our founder Robert Bosch. We realise not only the value that it can bring to these start-ups by supporting with our breadth of knowledge and global resources but we can also learn from these small, nimble product technology creators ourselves, adopting the “start-up mentality” into our own corporate culture.For more information, full details of each of the challenges, and to register your interest to pitch, visit: http://www.smmt.co.uk/events/future-mobility-challenge/The Future Mobility Challenge event will take place on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at Plexal Innovation Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. read more

HP NEWS CONFIRMED Gilberto Duarte to FC Barcelona Lassa

FC Barcelona Lassa Handballgilberto duarte As Handball-Planet.com wrote in the news from April 29, Portuguese left back Gilberto Duarte, signed one-year contract with FC Barcelona Lassa.The Spanish champions have found replacement for Wael Jallouz who joined Fuchse Berlin. Gilberto Duarte, nou jugador de @FCBhandbol https://t.co/8oyprm0yYj El lateral firma por una temporada y llega del Wisla Plock https://t.co/J64ESVlatU#ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/3TagDTMZxE— Barça Handbol (@FCBhandbol) July 6, 2018Gilberto Duarte to replace Wael Jallouz at FC Barcelona Lassa? ← Previous Story Bertus Servaas about Kielce’s future: Club isn’t in danger! Next Story → THW Kiel and Christian Zeitz separate ways read more

Testing out Rustoleums NeverWet 20 superhydrophobic spray

first_imgWe’ve all picked our jaws up off the floor as one syperhydrophobic material or another was shown off on YouTube, but you can now purchase this material in a very simple and inexpensive package. We took a quick look at Rustoleum’s NeverWet spray, which is widely available today (unless it’s already sold out) for just $20.The process is very simple, and outlined quite well on the box. You apply the bottom coat to whatever surface you want to protect, wait 30 minutes, and then apply the top coat. 30 minutes after the top coat is applied your surface is ready for testing. It’s worth pointing out that the bottom coat contains chemicals that could strip paint, so be sure to test the surface you want to coat before emptying a can on it.Also, when the second coat dries, the surface you have sprayed will have a frosted white coating to it, so make sure you’re OK with that look before applying NeverWet. Check out the video below to get an idea of what the final product looks like.Once you have applied the coating, you’ll see pretty quickly that it works as advertised…Water can’t get away from this coating fast enough, which is exactly what it was supposed to do. The first few times liquid hits this coating, some excess particles of Neverwet will roll away with it. In fact, the first quantity of water I poured over the railing was almost entirely white with the excess coating, as were my fingers when playing with the water droplets. If you’re going to be using NeverWet in an area with high traffic, you’ll probably want to wash away the excess coating before letting people use it. On wood NeverWet seemed to rub away pretty easily, so if you no longer see the frosted white glaze on your surfaces it’s probably time for another coating.Despite the original video demonstrations for NeverWet, the instructions make it pretty clear that you aren’t supposed to use this on electronics or clothing, so make sure you’re not buying this stuff just to recreate the original video. The frosted white look really wouldn’t work out well for your smartphone, and the only way you’ll know it’s time for a new coat of NeverWet would be when it stops working.So, yeah, NeverWet is a $20 superhydrophobic spray available at Home Depot. It’s not perfect, and you can’t coat your smartphone, but it’s going to lead to some very cool experiments. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY NeverWet Base CoatNeverWet Base CoatNeverWet DryNeverwet Packaginglast_img read more

Découverte du premier astéroïde troyen de la Terre

first_imgDécouverte du premier astéroïde troyen de la TerreDes scientifiques ont découvert qu’un astéroïde de 300 mètres de diamètre seulement, accompagnait la Terre dans sa course autour du Soleil en la précédant sur son orbite. Il s’agit là d’un astéroïde “troyen”, le tout premier à être observé pour la Terre.Une étude publiée hier dans la revue Nature par des astronomes de l’Université d’Athabasca au Canada, fait part de la découverte du tout premier astéroïde “troyen” de la Terre. Nommé 2010 TK7, celui-ci mesure 300 mètres de diamètre et se situe à 80 millions de kilomètres de la Terre qu’il précède dans son orbite autour du Soleil. Après la découverte de ce type d’astéroïde autour de planète comme Jupiter, Mars et Neptune, la Terre devient pour l’heure la quatrième planète du système solaire à posséder elle aussi ce compagnon de route.Scientifiquement parlant, un astéroïde troyen est un astéroïde placé sur l’orbite d’une planète à l’un des points d’équilibre stables appelé point de Lagrange, explique Sciences et Avenir. Il accompagne alors cette planète dans sa révolution autour du Soleil, soit en la précédant, soit en la suivant, selon un angle précis. “Comme ils précèdent ou suivent constamment la même orbite que la planète, ils n’entrent jamais en collision avec elle”, souligne la Nasa dans un communiqué.Une orbite inhabituelle dotée d’un mouvement complexe Les scientifiques se doutaient déjà de l’existence d’astéroïdes troyens de la terre mais il avait été jusqu’ici difficile de les repérer car ils sont généralement baignés de lumière solaire. La découverte de 2010 TK7 a été rendue possible parce qu’il possède une “orbite inhabituelle qui l’éloigne davantage du Soleil que c’est généralement le cas pour les troyens”, explique l’astronome Martin Connors. En effet, son orbite trace un mouvement complexe autour du point de Lagrange de la Terre, mais se déplace également au dessus et en dessous.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESASelon les calculs réalisés, 2010 TK7 ne devrait pas s’approcher de la Terre à moins de 24 millions de kilomètres souligne la Nasa. Martin Connors et les autres astronomes qui ont confirmé la découverte grâce au télescope terrestre Canada-France-Hawaï indiquent ainsi que son orbite “est stable pour au moins dix mille ans”, rapporte 20minutes.fr.Observez la valse astronomique de la Terre et de son astéroïde 2010 TK7 en vidéo sur MaxisciencesLe 29 juillet 2011 à 15:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Facebook des amis certifiés pour sécuriser votre profil

first_imgFacebook: des amis certifiés pour sécuriser votre profilSuite à la recrudescence de piratages de comptes, Facebook va introduire une fonctionnalité permettant de confier le contrôle de son profil à des amis triés sur le volet.”C’est comme laisser les clés de sa maison à un amipendant les vacances”. C’est ainsi que Facebook décrit ses nouveaux paramètres de sécurité. En clair, le réseau social va permettre de donner à des amis de confiance la possibilité d’accéder à votre compte en cas de piratage. En clair, vous choisissez sur une page les amis, entre trois et cinq, qui pourront intégrer cette liste de confiance. Ces contacts recevront un code généré automatiquement par Facebook qu’ils devront conserver. En cas de fraude sur votre compte, il ne reste plus qu’à contacter vos amis, récupérer les codes puis les saisir pour retrouver l’accès à votre profil sans condition selon PC Inpact.À lire aussi”Trash Tag Challenge” : le défi utile qui incite Twitter et Instagram à nettoyer la planèteL’idée paraît séduisante en l’état, mais elle pose un problème. Comment éviter à un pirate qui a pris le contrôle total de votre profil de supprimer la liste d’amis certifiés? Facebook n’a pas encore communiqué sur ce point, pourtant crucial quand on sait que 600 000 connexions quotidiennes sur le site sont des détournements de compte.L’autre nouveauté en matière de sécurité est l’attribution de codes générés pour les applications tierces, comme le jeu Les Sims Social, très prisé, ou Deezer et Spotify. Plus besoin de rentrer son mot de passe utilisateur qui permet d’accéder à tout, Facebook donnera un mot de passe aléatoire. Pratique pour éviter l’intrusion d’applications malveillantes. Toutefois, là encore aucune précision sur l’implantation de cette fonctionnalité avec Facebook Connect, l’outil permettant de lier un site web à son profil.Pour l”heure, ses mesures de sécurité sont en phase de test et devraient être actives pour le grand public dans les semaines à venir. Le 31 octobre 2011 à 15:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

ASA Signs Joint Letter Expressing Concern for USTR Funding

first_imgASA joined several other agricultural groups in a joint letter encouraging lawmakers to fully fund the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to maintain trade and economic growth.“We urge you to take into account the critical importance of exports to the nation’s current economic recovery by funding USTR at levels that will allow it to fulfill its duties in the trade arena,” the groups said in the letter. “The agriculture community at large depends heavily on opening markets and enforcing current trade agreements. However, insufficient funding jeopardizes USTR’s mission to safeguard U.S. exports and carry out trade negotiations necessary to keep the United States competitive in world markets.”The letter addressed to U.S. Senate Chairwoman Mikulski, House Chairman Rogers, Senate Ranking Member Shelby and House Ranking Member Lowey, states that financial constraints are already forcing USTR to decide which trade barriers can be addressed and which must be simply tolerated.“USTR’s annual reports on foreign trade measures provide ample evidence of the hundreds of problems we face around the world and, yet, staffing and funding limits prevent USTR from pursuing more than just a handful each year.  The inability to challenge such barriers has a real effect on whether or not our nation is able to take full advantage of the benefits, in the form of jobs and growth, promised by trade agreements,” the letter concludes.  To read the entire letter, click here.last_img read more

TS EAMCET 2019 web option process likely to be deferred again

first_imgThe web options process for seat allotment in engineering colleges through TS EAMCET is likely to get deferred again due to the confusion over fee structure. The TAFRC is scheduled meeting with the management of few colleges from July 4 to July 6 to confirm over the fee structure. After the confirmation, the colleges have to wait for the government’s approval and a GO have to be passed. Also Read – SCCL art expo witnesses huge rush on 3rd day in Kothagudem Advertise With Us Once the GO is passed, the colleges will upload the fee structure and courses they offer. Until then the process is postponed. As the process takes some time, the web option process might be delayed. However, there is no confirmation over it. Earlier, the web option entry process was deferred from July 1 to July 5.last_img read more

Isra Stapanaseth

first_imgTourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) designated August 2016 as a ‘month for woman travellers’, in a way of marking Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday. In order to promote this initiative and inspire female travellers to come to Thailand, TAT has come up with five different promotional concepts: Beautiful LOOK, Beautiful SHAPE, Beautiful RETREAT, Beautiful MIND, Beautiful EXPERIENCE. Our focus at TTF would be to meet and engage with the travel trade from East India and introduce new properties, attractions and destinations in Thailand which they could further promote and sell to their clients.last_img read more

by Leanne Italie The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Posted Jun 10, 2018 7:28 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ari’el Stachel wins Tony with tears over ‘The Band’s Visit’ NEW YORK, N.Y. – Ari’el Stachel, tears in his eyes, thanked his parents for their love and support throughout a childhood spent hoping nobody would notice their roots.“For so many years of my life I pretended I was not a Middle Eastern person,” he said Sunday as he collected a Tony best featured actor in a musical for his role of Haled in “The Band’s Visit.His Haled, a ladies man and trumpet player in the story’s Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, was his Broadway debut. The story, based on a language miscommunication, has the orchestra stranded in a small Israel town in the middle of the Negev Desert, where the Egyptians encounter townspeople who are both friendly and wary of the strangers but provide assistance nevertheless.In addition to his parents, who glowed in the audience, Stachel thanked the show’s creators for courage in “telling a small story about Arabs and Israelis getting along at a time that we need that more than ever.”He added: “I am part of a cast of actors who never believed that they’d be able to portray their own races, and we’re doing that.” For their trouble, they’ve received messages of thanks from young people all over the Middle East in praise of such a “transformative” play.Stachel’s message back? “I want any kid who’s watching to know that your biggest obstacle may turn into your purpose.”Stachel is a Berkeley, California, native who has appeared on CBS’ “Blue Bloods” and the Netflix/Marvel series “Jessica Jones.” He’s a graduate of New York University’s Tish drama department.center_img Ari’el Stachel accepts the award for featured Actor in a musical for “The Band’s Visit” at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP) last_img read more

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