Punjab Warriors release marquee player Dwyer

first_imgAfter Delhi Waveriders, it was the turn of Jaypee Punjab Warriors to release their marquee player Jamie Dwyer for the fourth and fifth seasons of the Hockey India League. The two-time finalist released another key player in drag flicker Sandeep Singh. Punjab have retained Australian trio – Christopher Ciriello, Mark Knowles and Jacob Whetton – and India’s experienced forward player SV Sunil along with promising youngsters Satbir Singh and Varun Kumar.In the last three seasons, Australian great Dwyer has played an important role in guiding the team to finals in 2014 and 2015. He forged a lethal combination with compatriots Kieran Govers and Simon Orchard along with Jaap Stockmann (The Netherlands) and Lucas Ray (Argentina).Among those retained, Australia’s drag flicker Ciriello is among the core group of players who have been with the team since the first season. The penalty corner specialist scored three goals in the first season and two in the second season. Ciriello displayed his best performance in the HIL 2015 where he scored four goals through penalty corners. His fellow countrymen Mark Knowles is a key member of the defence.Among the Indian players, forward SV Sunil has been a regular member of the team.”The players, which we have retained for the next two seasons, belong to the core group of the team and their experience is invaluable to us. We will build a new team around them and their presence will help the new players to adjust with our style of game. Everyone can expect a good performance from the Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the upcoming season,” said Jaypee Punjab Warriors’ coach Jagbir Singh.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgDTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Undefeated Ateneo looking to take care of business Becoming his own man Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Cayetano asks Robredo, opposition to stop ‘politicizing’ drug war00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan 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? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue CJ Perez and Rashawn McCarthy chipped in 25 and 16, while Jackson Corpuz 18 off the bench in the gritty stand that put the Dyip right in the middle of the draw with a 4-4 record.“We talked about our problems, our issues. I told them that it’s all part of the game,” coach Johnedel Cardel told reporters after the game. “We had to challenge [ourselves]. The only way to [solve our problems] was to win this game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!center_img LATEST STORIES Kiefer Ravena fired 16 points off the bench and to lead the NLEX locals in scoring. Jericho Cruz, Poy Erram, and JR Quiñahan all tossed in 10 or more.The KaTropa were led by KJ McDaniels, who nearly had a triple-double in 42 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.Roger Pogoy added 35 points for TNT.Columbian snapped its two-game slide at the expense of undermanned Phoenix Fuel, 106-104, earlier.Import Khapri Alston had an all-around performance, firing 30 points and plucking 18 rebounds to go with four steals and three blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architect Import Manny Harris unloaded 20 of his 40 points in the third quarter to give NLEX control of a match against a squad that had looked peerless through its first seven games.“There’s a reason TNT’s undefeated up to this point. We just made sure we were ready for them,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, whose wards improved to 5-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe victory came on a day the league office approved a trade that sent Blackwater gunner Allein Maliksi and seldom-used big man Reymar Jose to Meralco in exchange for Mike Tolomia, KG Canaleta and a pair of second-round draft picks.The swap comes on the heels of NorthPort acquiring San Miguel Beer big man Christian Standhardinger and TNT getting Elite sniper Mike DiGregorio. NLEX put an end to TNT’s impressive run to start the PBA Governors’ Cup and booked a playoff berth while doing so.While teams continued to bolster their rosters in preparation for a playoff run, the Road Warriors clinched their spot in the next round with a decisive 126-113 victory over the KaTropa on Friday night at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

India needs larger pool of skilled football coaches

first_imgMumbai, Sep 11 (PTI) For India to grow substantially in football, it needs a larger pool of skilled coaches and coach educators, says Jeremy Weeks, head coach of Premier Skills, an initiative of English Premier League. “There is a passion and enthusiasm for the sport of football evident in India, more so after the onset of the Indian Super League here. There is a different set of skills required to be a good grassroots community coach. And thats what we have set out to achieve over the last few days,” said Weeks at the concluding ceremony of the week-long ISL-Premier Skills training programme at the Cooperage ground here today. “We arent here to tell the coaches what to do. This is about our Premier League clubs sharing our knowledge and skills with the Indian coaches. Its amazing to see coaches enthusiastic about learning and developing themselves. If we need more youth to play, we will need more coaches to develop and help players improve their skills,” he added. Weeks stressed the importance of creating a vast talent pool of coaches and coach educators in India, who further need to work in the communities in encouraging young players. Premier Skills has partnered with the ISL and All India Football Federation to launch its football skills enhancing programme in India. Phase 1 of three-phase course ended today. Fifty grassroots and youth coaches from the eight ISL clubs and community football coaches from NGOs received expert training and valuable insights in football skills from Weeks and his qualified team of coaches at Premier Skills. Weeks was supported by Robert Parrett, Development Manager at Crystal Palace Football Club and Katie Bottom, Women and Girls Development Officer at West Ham United Football Club. (More) PTI SSR KRK AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

ESPN Predicts The Winners Of Top SEC Quarterback Battles

first_imgA panorama view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during a game.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Spring football may be over, but there are still an abundance of quarterback battles raging in the SEC. About half of the league is still searching for its answer at the most important position in sports. Today, ESPN logged new predictions for the winners of those jobs.Alabama’s quarterback battle is probably the biggest in the sport. Few schools have one quarterback anywhere near the level of either contender in the Crimson Tide battle.Jalen Hurts has a sterling record as starter at ‘Bama. He took over midway through the 2016 season opener, and has led Alabama to back-to-back national championship berths.The Crimson Tide won the title this year, but it wasn’t Hurts under center when the clock hit zero. Little-used true freshman Tua Tagovailoa took over at halftime, and brought the offense back to life, coming from behind to knock off SEC Champion Georgia.ESPN’s Alex Scarbrough gives Tagovailoa the edge in Alabama’s quarterback battle.There’s a good chance that this one lasts into the season, as Nick Saban has done in previous years with new quarterbacks. However, Tagovailoa is the expected winner here, whenever that is finally decided.The momentum is in Tagovailoa’s favor after the way the national championship game ended. His ability to unlock the offense — specifically getting the ball more downfield — gives him a distinct advantage.Alabama is far from the only school with a decision on its hands. Even some of the races that have been decided don’t feel totally settled.Feleipe Franks is set to start at Florida, after an up-and-down first season. He could still get pushed by newcomers Emory Jones and Kyle Trask.Georgia has its guy in Jake Fromm, who led the team to a national championship appearance as a freshman. The Dawgs leaned on a dynamic run game last season, so Fromm’s role in the offense will have to expand in 2018. The team also bring in five-star Justin Fields, who should see the field in some capacity.LSU is a true race. Myles Brennan was the front-runner, but the addition of Ohio State graduate transfer Joe Burrow adds a serious contender, who is probably now the man to beat.Burrow is the favorite, but he’s not a shoo-in to start. Not according to coach Ed Orgeron, who shot down the idea that Burrows was promised the job.Tennessee is in a similar spot to LSU. Jarrett Guarantano was the likely starter, until the team added Stanford transfer Keller Chryst.Given Chryst’s edge in terms of experience (23 games played, an 11-2 record as a starter) and fit (he’s a dropback passer), he has to be considered the favorite to win the job.Texas A&M has a new coach who knows how to get a quarterback to the next level. Kellen Mond and Nick Starkel might be the tightest of these races. Scarborough seems to be leaning Starkel.Mond might be the more dynamic QB, but Starkel could be the best fit. He surely made a good impression on Fisher when he threw for 499 yards and four touchdowns in the bowl game.So there is plenty to watch for in the SEC over the next few months. Quarterback play has been inconsistent in the league as of late, so these quarterback battles are especially crucial.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Announces Injury Update For QB Dylan McCaffrey

first_img QB Dylan McCaffrey has a concussion, per Jim Harbaugh— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) September 21, 2019McCaffrey was 3-for-8 for 40 yards through the air, and wound up leading the team with 21 rushing yards on three carries in his short outing.Patterson would take back over, and padded his stats a bit to finish 14-for-32 for 219 yards and two late touchdown passes.Even with the late scores, Wisconsin outgained Michigan 487 yards to just 299, turned the Wolverines over four times, and held the ball for over 41 minutes of game time to just 18L53 for Harbaugh and Gattis’ offense.As with any concussion, the timetable for Dylan McCaffrey’s return is very unclear. The Wolverines have a manageable game next weekend, with Rutgers coming to Ann Arbor, but on Oct. 5 they host a very solid Iowa squad.Hopefully he’s able to clear the concussion protocol soon, but the most important thing is that he is 100-percent before trying to return from any serious head injury. Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey drops back to pass.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 01: Dylan McCaffrey #10 of the Michigan Wolverines throws a pass while playing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on September 1, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The score wasn’t the only brutal thing to happen to Michigan football in Madison today. Midway through the game, Jim Harbaugh elected to replace starting quarterback Shea Patterson, who got off to a very poor start, with backup Dylan McCaffrey.Michigan has been toying with playing both quarterbacks. Patterson is more of a pocket passer in this Michigan offense, while McCaffrey is a dynamic athlete, with whom Josh Gattis has drawn up some interesting option looks and gadget plays.While in the game in the second half, McCaffrey took a massive hit from a Wisconsin defender. Targeting was appropriately called, but McCaffrey had to leave the game after the big blow to his head.As many feared, the young quarterback suffered a concussion on the play. Jim Harbaugh confirmed as much after today’s 35-14 loss to the Badgers.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP issue warning after a series of overdoses

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are issuing a warning following a series of recent overdoses.According to RCMP, the Alberta Health Services EMS responded to approximately 14 overdose calls within the last four days.Police say investigations revealed a common trend of purple and pink coloured pills suspected to be heroin. Grande Prairie RCMP along with AHS, are cautioning individuals who engage in illegal drug use to exercise extreme caution when purchasing, and using illicit drugs.Individuals experiencing an overdose can show the following symptoms;breathing slowly or not breathing at allnails and/or lips are bluechoking or throwing upmaking gurgling soundsskin is cold and clammyNaloxone kits are available at pharmacies, community clinics and emergency departments.If you suspect an individual is experiencing an overdose, call 911 immediately.For more information on drug overdoses, you can visit drugsafe.ca.last_img read more

Scuffles at Paris yellow vest protests on 13th weekend

PARIS — Scuffles have broken out between French yellow vest protesters and police in a 13th consecutive weekend of demonstrations.Police fired tear gas in Paris to disperse demonstrators near the Champs-Elysees avenue on Saturday afternoon as scuffles broke out.The protest in the French capital has passed the National Assembly and will end up near the Eiffel Tower.The yellow vest activists, who have brought hundreds of thousands onto the streets over the past three months, are now trying to achieve electoral success but the movement is politically divided and has no appointed leader.President Emmanuel Macron — the target of many demonstrators’ anger — seems to be clawing back support as he tries to quell the movement with a national political debate. Recent polls show Macron’s approval ratings rising.The Associated Press read more

DHX Media just scored a deal to distribute Slugterra toys in Burger

HALIFAX — A Halifax company has scored a deal to promote its “Slugterra” animated TV series through Burger King restaurants.DHX Media Ltd. says the fast-food chain has agreed to distribute four Slugterra toys this month in kids’ meals around the world.The company didn’t disclose financial details of the deal.The Slugterra toys are based on a creation by Vancouver-based animation studio Nerd Corps Entertainment, which has since been purchased by DHX Media.DHX Media expected to overcome loss of Disney licenceCorus Entertainment snaps up Disney content from DHX Media, plans to launch Disney channel in CanadaDHX has been expanding its kid- and youth-oriented entertainment business beyond the creation and distribution of programs such as “Inspector Gadget,” “Caillou” and the “Degrassi” franchise for teens and young adults.Among other things, DHX acquired Family and other Canadian specialty channels that were formerly part of the Astral lineup. read more

Abductors arrested

The police said that they had arrested a group of abductors who had demanded ransom for the release of a woman and her child in Udugama.A 28 year old woman and her child were abducted on May 19 from their residence after the abductors broke into the house. The woman and the child were taken away in a van by the abductors who had later demanded Rs, 500,000 as ransom. The police said that the suspects had attempted to obtain Rs.  2,500,000 as ransom. Both the woman and the child were found the very next day, the police media unit said today. The police said that four suspects were arrested over the incident and a hand grenade was also recovered.Meanwhile in a separate incident the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested three suspects in Mawanela over an attempt to abduct a person and obtain ransom. read more

Jaffna DIG top cops transferred

The police headquarters announced the transfer of several policemen including the Jaffna Deputy Inspector General of Police Erick Perera with effect from tomorrow.Others being transferred are DIG Ravi Wijegunawardena from Trincomalee, DIG K. Jayaweera from Vavuniya and DIG N.D. Daluwatte from Killinochchi. The police headquarter said that the Ministry of Defence had approved the police transfers.In all, 15 police officers will be transferred from tomorrow, the police media unit said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN West Africa office calls for more regional respect for constitutional authority

Sovereignty and responsibility are becoming the two faces of the same coin, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Office in West Africa (UNOWA), said at the opening of a two-day roundtable on “Sovereignty and Transition in West Africa,” in Dakar, Senegal.The conference is sponsored by UNOWA and Wilton Park, a leading centre and organizer of policy discussions in the United Kingdom, and is looking at such issues as the underlying factors preventing peaceful transitions of power, preventive diplomacy and the role of the international community and its assistance to the region.Mr. Ould-Abdallah used the recent example in Togo of President Gnassingbe Eyadema’s son briefly taking power, with military help, on his father’s death, but stepping aside under international pressure.In the absence of unconditional sovereignty, Mr. Ould-Abdallah asked, “what meaning does one give today to the concept of non-intervention in a situation like that of Togo where the crisis risks inflicting incomparable suffering on the Togolese people and having the serious consequences for the all of the neighbouring countries?”The Togolese Government, however, did not fully observe the constitution, under which the Speaker of Parliament was to become interim President on the death of the President and to organize presidential elections within 60 days. Abass Bonfoh was installed as Interim President instead of Speaker Ouattara Natchaba.Mr. Ould-Abdallah wondered, too, how to help the suffering population of Sudan while guarding against intruding on the internal affairs of that east African country.He said the recent report of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change recalled that the head of government of each country was obliged to protect its population, but said that that responsibility had to be assumed by the international community whenever Governments could not or would not guarantee such protection.Around the world over the last few years, “considerations of ethical order are gradually superseding political and economic imperatives and interests” because of the international failure to avert terrible recent tragedies, he said.Among the questions the conference might answer was how to encourage certain Heads of State to avoid manipulating national constitutions and elections so as to hold on to power for life, Mr. Ould-Abdallah said.He wondered whether guaranteeing pensions to former leaders, giving them “constructive impunity” within their countries, or making them senators for life would lead to good governance and strengthened sovereignty.He also posed the question of what should be done when a democratically elected Government ignored its own constitution, violated human life and dignity and imperilled peace and security, not only in its country but in a whole region. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 28, 2013 3:12 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,370.83 up 8.77 points):Ram Power Corp. (TSX:RPG). Geothermal energy. Down three cents, or 25 per cent, at nine cents on 5.81 million shares.Colossus Minerals Inc. (TSX:CSI). Miner. Up five cents, or 22.22 per cent, at 27.5 cents on 3.65 million shares. The gold sector was up 0.50 per cent at 159.62 points.DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. (TSX:DRT). Construction. Down 33 cents, or 11 per cent, at $2.67 on 3.06 million shares. The Calgary-based company completed its initial public offering Thursday at 15 million common shares at $3 for gross proceeds of $45 million.Detour Gold Corp. (TSX:DGC). Miner. Up 50 cents, or 13.77 per cent, at $4.13 on 2.69 million shares.DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX). Entertainment. Up $1.02, or 24.46 per cent, at $5.19 on 2.63 million shares. The Halifax-based company has a deal to acquire Family and three other children’s TV channels from Bell Media for $170 million cash. DHX will also acquire French and English language versions of Disney Junior and Disney XD.Toronto Venture Exchange (926.67 down 2.85 points):Loyalist Group Ltd. (TSXV:LOY). Education. Up six cents, or 13.04 per cent, at 52 cents on 4.64 million shares. The Toronto-based company, which owns and operates English as a Second Language schools, booked record third-quarter earnings of $1.66 million versus $693,369 from a year earlier. Revenue nearly tripled to $10.18 million from $3.79 million.Zodiac Exploration Inc. (TSXV:ZEX). Oil and gas. Up half a cent, or 9.09 per cent, at six cents on 4.14 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR). Railway. Down 11 cents, or 0.09 per cent, at $118.50 on 203,073 shares. CN is investing $10 million in a special program to enhance its ability to detect equipment defects, such as hot wheels and bearings in its rolling stock.Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU). Grocer. Up 35 cents, or 0.57 per cent, at $61.70 on 67,417 shares. The supermarket operator is consolidating its produce and dairy distribution operations at its new facility in Laval, Que. It did not say how many of the 114 workers affected by the consolidation would be able to keep their jobs.Saputo (TSX:SAP). Dairy. Up 28 cents, or 0.58 per cent, at $48.56 on 344,488 shares. The bidding war for Australia’s Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co. continued when Murray Goulburn, Australia’s largest dairy exporter, increased its offer for Warrnambool to AU$9.50 a share in cash. On Monday, Saputo said it would pay AU$9.20 per share if it receives more than half of Warrnambool’s shares or AU$9 per share if it doesn’t get a majority. read more

No changes for Ireland as Schmidt keeps faith in Ringrose at 13

first_img Short URL Ireland (v Wales):15. Rob Kearney14. Keith Earls13. Garry Ringrose12. Robbie Henshaw11. Simon Zebo10. Johnny Sexton9. Conor Murray1. Jack McGrath2. Rory Best (captain)3. Tadhg Furlong4. Donnacha Ryan5. Devin Toner6. CJ Stander7. Sean O’Brien8. Jamie HeaslipReplacements:16. Niall Scannell17. Cian Healy18. John Ryan19. Iain Henderson20. Peter O’Mahony21. Kieran Marmion22. Paddy Jackson23. Tommy BoweReferee: Wayne Barnes [RFU].Subscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here: iTunes Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 1:33 PM 50 Comments https://the42.ie/3276432 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 8th 2017, 1:33 PM No changes for Ireland as Schmidt keeps faith in Ringrose at 13 There is only one change to Ireland’s 23-man squad, with Tommy Bowe included on the bench. Share19 Tweet Email 20,868 Views Android Senior presence Henshaw ready to ‘man up’ and make the hits against WalesPowerful Blackrock set up mouthwatering Schools Cup decider with Belvo By Murray Kinsella JOE SCHMIDT HAS named an unchanged Ireland team to face Wales in the Six Nations on Friday night at the Principality Stadium [KO 8.05pm]. Garry Ringrose remains at outside centre. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO22-year-old Garry Ringrose has kept his place at outside centre and will win his seventh Ireland cap alongside Robbie Henshaw in the midfield.With Ireland having recorded consecutive wins over Italy and France in the two most recent rounds of the championship, it was always likely that Schmidt would opt for a settled side ahead of the trip to Cardiff.Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray will again lead Ireland around the pitch as the halfbacks, while Simon Zebo, Keith Earls and Rob Kearney – fully recovered from a groin issue – complete the backline.A forward pack of Jack McGrath, captain Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong, Donnacha Ryan, Devin Toner, CJ Stander, Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip has a familiar feel to it.Cian Healy and Peter O’Mahony, who had strong claims to start, have to be content with bench roles again this weekend.The only change to Ireland’s matchday squad from the victory against France is an injury-enforced one, with Tommy Bowe replacing Andrew Trimble in the number 23 shirt after his Ulster team-mate suffered a broken hand during last weekend’s Pro12 action.Bowe had missed out on inclusion in the initial 36-man Ireland squad for the final two rounds of the championship, but leaps ahead of the likes of Craig Gilroy and Andrew Conway after being called up due to Trimble’s injury.last_img read more

Kriticos warns of global wheat disease

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A destructive wheat disease could threaten global food security, an international team of researchers has warned. CSIRO scientist, Dr Darren Kriticos – who authored a report about how to keep ahead of the disease, recently published in the journal Science – said the wheat industry has been protected so far by developing resistant varieties. Wheat stem rust is a global problem and unless there is a long-term plan, wheat-producing countries – including Australia – will be at risk. “It’s headed for Australia. It’s not a matter of if it gets to Australia, it’s a matter of when,” explained Kriticos. “So it’s imperative for Australia’s wheat production and wheat production security to ensure that we have varieties of wheat that are resistant.”Dr Darren Kriticos wants wheat-producing countries around the world to collectively invest $50 million a year to research new ways to protect crops.“If that investment isn’t made we’re going to run into problems,” he said,Wheat stem rust, also known as UG99, is an aggressive fungus and one of the most destructive wheat diseases. It was first found in Uganda, before spreading through the Middle East, and destroying wheat crops.The international team of researches is now calling for a doubling in funding to develop disease-resistant varieties.Source: ABC Newslast_img read more

Kourou reporte le tir dAriane 5 à cause dune grève

first_imgKourou reporte le tir d’Ariane 5 à cause d’une grèveMardi, le Centre national d’études spatiales (Cnes) a annoncé le report du lancement d’Ariane 5 qui devait avoir lieu ce soir depuis le centre spatial de Kourou en Guyane. Une grève s’est déclarée dans la journée au sein de l’entreprise de la base spatiale qui travaille sur les radars.La fusée Ariane 5 ne décollera pas ce soir. C’est ce qu’a annoncé dans l’après-midi, le Centre national d’études spatiales (Cnes) qui devait normalement procéder au tir de l’engin dans la soirée depuis le Centre spatial guyanais de Kourou. Seulement voilà, les conditions n’ont pas permis le décollage de la fusée. Mais contrairement à ce que l’on pourrait supposer ce n’est pas la météo qui a cloué Ariane 5 au sol, c’est une grève déclarée dans plusieurs entreprises qui travaillent à Kourou.En effet, lundi, un mouvement social avait déjà débuté au sein de l’une des entreprises de la base spatiale, Cegelec Space, à l’appel des syndicats FO et UTG (Union des travailleurs guyanais) qui ont déposé mardi un préavis de grève pour une seconde société, la Telespazio. Or, cette dernière a un rôle essentiel dans le lancement des engins spatiaux. “C’est une société travaillant sur les radars, donc des moyens sensibles en période de tir. Et les moyens ne sont pas disponibles. Voilà ce qui justifie le report du tir”, a expliqué le Cnes. “Nous demandons la confirmation des qualifications des salariés (soit une hausse des salaires) et une prime pour le travail le dimanche”, a déclaré à l’AFP Jean Pustay, délégué syndical FO au sein de Cegelec Space avant de préciser : “Des discussions sont en cours avec la direction mais n’avancent pas vite”. Aujourd’hui, la moitié des 150 salariés de Cegelec Space sont en grève. Deux satellites cloués au sol avec Ariane À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESASi la situation semble donc compliquée à Kourou, elle ne parait pas plus avantageuse du côté des opérateurs propriétaires des deux satellites qu’Ariane 5 devait lancer. Pour son cinquième lancement de l’année, Arianespace devait en effet mettre en orbite les satellites ARABSAT 5C pour l’opérateur Arabsat, basé en Arabie Saoudite, et SES-2 pour l’opérateur SES, basé au Luxembourg, rapporte l’AFP. Deux satellites notamment destinés à assurer la diffusion de chaînes de télévision, sur le Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique du Nord pour Arabsat, et sur l’Amérique du Nord et les Caraïbes pour SES. Pour l’heure, le Cnes n’a néanmoins pas indiqué quand un nouvel essai de tir aurait lieu.  Le 20 septembre 2011 à 18:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Comment les chauvessouris évaluent à loreille la taille dun objet

first_imgComment les chauves-souris évaluent à l’oreille la taille d’un objetUne étude expérimentale anglo-allemande a mis en évidence la façon dont fonctionne l’écholocalisation des chauves-souris pour évaluer la taille des objets : c’est l’angle de retour des faisceaux sonores sur les oreilles de l’animal qui compte, bien plus que l’intensité de l’écho.  Des chercheurs des Universités de Bristol et de Munich ont filmé le vol de centaines de chauves-souris de 13 espèces différentes sortant de leur repaire, puis filmé à nouveau la même scène après avoir, cette fois-ci, placé un petit objet sur la trajectoire des chiroptères.”Les vidéos montrent clairement des courbes dans les trajectoires de vol des chauves-souris, après que nous ayons introduit l’objet nouveau. Cela signifie qu’elles ont été en mesure d’utiliser l’écholocalisation, dans cette situation familière de ‘cohue’, pour détecter l’objet, qui ne mesurait que 5 centimètres sur 8, et guider leur vol [en évitant l’obstacle]”, a expliqué le Dr Holger Goerlitz, de Bristol.Rebondissant sur l’objet, les ultrasons émis par les animaux leur ont permis de détecter celui-ci et de modifier légèrement leur trajectoire. Mais est-ce l’intensité de cet écho qui ont renseigné ces mammifères sur la taille de l’objet ? Pour le savoir, les chercheurs ont utilisé un dispositif qui enregistre les ultrasons émis en vol par les chauves-souris, et simule – en temps réel – les échos d’objets non présents physiquement. Avec une possibilité de jouer sur l’intensité de cet écho. Soit une première, sur des chiroptères en milieu naturel.Un autre paramètre : l’ouverture-sonarÀ lire aussiLevitron, l’incroyable machine qui fait léviter les cocktailsRésultats : même avec un écho simulant un objet dix fois plus grand que le petit objet réel utilisé lors de la première expérience, les chauves-souris n’ont montré aucun mouvement d’évitement. “Ce résultat suggère qu’il manquait à notre ‘objet virtuel’ un élément crucial pour la perception de sa taille. Nous pensons que les chauves-souris utilisent un autre paramètre, en plus de l’intensité : l’ouverture-sonar, l’angle d’incidence suivant lequel les échos se propagent jusqu’aux oreilles des animaux, (…) qui est directement corrélé avec la taille des objets réels”, a encore expliqué le Dr Goerlitz.Une deuxième étude, récemment publiée dans le Journal of Neuroscience par les collègues du Dr Goerlitz à Munich, confirme cette hypothèse : en laboratoire, des chauves-souris se sont montrées capables de repérer, indépendamment de l’intensité de l’écho, le plus grand parmi deux objets virtuels, simulés cette fois-ci grâce à une batterie de haut-parleurs permettant de jouer sur les angles de diffusion. Le 3 décembre 2011 à 12:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Two Arrested In Soldotna On Drugs Weapons Charges

first_imgBoth individuals were transported to Wildwood Pretrial and held without bail, according to Troopers. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Two were arrested in Soldotna following a traffic stop by the Alaska State Troopers on Friday in the area of Knackstedt Street. Mollet was arrested for Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the 3rd degree, Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the 4th degree, and Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 2nd degree. Another occupant, Caroline Mollet, age 36 of Nikiski, was in possession of a Mossberg 500 12 gauge shotgun and a number of pills ranging from a Schedule IIIA to Schedule IVA controlled substances.center_img According to an online Trooper dispatch, officers arrived on scene and contacted four occupants of a gray 1999 Chevrolet Blazer. Investigation revealed Anthony Little, age 21 of Nikiski, was in possession of 3.91g of methamphetamines and concealed on his person was a handgun. Little was arrested for Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the 2nd degree, Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the 3rd degree, Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the 4th degree, Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 2nd degree, and Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 5th degree.last_img read more

Senators urge Sweeney to be tough at Interior

first_imgWonderful turnout from Alaskans at the @IndianCommittee nomination hearing for Tara Sweeney to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior. I’m bursting with pride. pic.twitter.com/8shauyxPcJ— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski) May 9, 2018“We need you busting down doors and saying ‘we need to talk,’” Murkowski said.President Trump picked Sweeney for the job in October, but the Office of Government Ethics, in the executive branch, held up the process out of concern over her shares in Alaska Native corporations, including ASRC.Sweeney says the ethics pledge she signed commits her to stay out of all matters involving ASRC.Democratic Sen. Tom Udall pressed her further:“And will you recuse yourself from any matter that may benefit ASRC, including oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?” Udall asked.“My ethics pledge requires me to recuse myself from all matters pertaining to ASRC and I will adhere to that, yes,” Sweeney responded.There’s no word yet on when the Senate committee will move her confirmation to the full Senate for a vote. Alaskan Tara MacLean Sweeney faced no resistance at a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing today on her nomination to be assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs.Listen nowSweeney is now an executive vice president at Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. She would be the first Alaska Native woman to hold the federal position, which oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs and helps manage federal relations with Native American tribes.Sweeney brought her family and lots of Arctic Slope leaders to the Senate Indian Affairs hearing.“You have a room full of Inupiat Eskimos,” Sweeney said at the start of her address to the senators. “And so I appreciate the staff keeping this room nice and cool, because it is very warm for for the rest of us.”Outside, the temperature was approaching 80 degrees.“I can tell you, this Eskimo is melting,” Sweeney said.One of Sweeney’s guests was ASRC founding director Oliver Leavitt, who she says inspired her career choice when she was 12. She remembers Leavitt came to her school in Barrow to talk about the opportunities of the new Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the law that created ASRC and the other Alaska Native regional corporations.“And as he left the building,” Sweeney recalled, “I looked over to my friends, including his son, and said, ‘I want to work there. I want to work for him. I want to do what he is doing for our people.’”Several senators, including Lisa Murkowski, told Sweeney they want her to be tough, to take on problems at the BIA and make demands within the administration to help ease troubles afflicting many indigenous communities, like the high rates of domestic violence, substance abuse and unemployment.last_img read more

Europes top privacy watchdog warns against transfer of personal data to US

first_imgEurope’s top data privacy watchdog called on firms to limit transfers of Europeans’ personal data to the United States, sounding a warning after a court struck down a pact between the regions over concerns about U.S. government surveillance.Yet Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, who heads a working group of 28 European data protection regulators, also sought to reassure by saying companies would have three months’ grace to comply with the court decision before countries begin enforcement actions.The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) earlier this month struck down a 15-year-old system enabling companies to easily transfer Europeans’ personal data across the Atlantic.The landmark decision stemmed from a complaint by Austrian law student Max Schrems, who challenged Facebook’s (FB.O) transfers of European users’ data to its American servers because of the risk of U.S. snooping.The United States and European governments are scrambling to negotiate a replacement for the so-called Safe Harbor pact, but some are sceptical they will succeed.Meanwhile corporations are exploring back-up plans, such as building more local data centers in Europe to store information, and alternate legal measures such as consent forms or contracts.Falque-Pierrotin pledged European regulators and governments would look for “pragmatic and realistic” solutions but also warned things could not continue as before.”No one wants data transfers to stop completely, but neither does anyone want information on European citizens, who have certain rights under our laws, to be completely without protection when they leave Europe,” said Falque-Pierrotin.”We must all comply, including the companies who should reconsider, maybe critically, the organization of their cross-border data flows … They should ask themselves, are all these transfers justifiable?”Groups like Google (GOOGL.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) are particularly affected by the end of the data transfer pact, since their web-based services often require shifting user data around. But so are companies with global workforces, and a slew of smaller firms with fewer resources to devote to compliance.Under EU data protection law, companies are not allowed to transfer Europeans’ personal data to countries with inadequate privacy safeguards, of which the United States is one.last_img read more