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Smart Bandages Monitor Wounds Deliver Drug Treatments

first_img An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But so could this smart bandage, developed by engineers at Tufts University.The prototype is designed to remotely monitor chronic wounds and deliver drug treatments.Still in its early stages, the research—published in the journal Small—describes the importance of flexible electronics in the team’s effort to transform bandaging from a passive to active treatment to “address a persistent and difficult medical challenge,” according to a Tufts press release.Chronic skin wounds caused by burns, diabetes, and other conditions can restrict natural regeneration, often leading to infection or amputation.Nearly 15 percent of Medicare beneficiaries require treatment for at least one type of chronic wound or infection, the University reported, citing research published in Value in Health. Add that up, and taxpayers are footing an estimated $28 billion annual bill.These new lab-tested bandages—which deliver treatments in response to embedded sensors—are ideal for patients with limited mobility.(via Tufts University)“We’ve been able to take a new approach to bandages because of the emergence of flexible electronics,” co-study author Sameer Sonkusale, a professor at Tufts University’s School of Engineering, said in a statement.“In fact, flexible electronics have made many wearable medical devices possible, but bandages have changed little since the beginnings of medicine,” he continued. “We are simply applying modern technology to an ancient art in the hopes of improving outcomes for an intractable problem.”This isn’t exactly the first attempt at a so-called “smart bandage”: Scientists have been tinkering with the technology for nearly a decade, testing color-changing plasters, 3D-printed dressings, fish-skin covering, and a bandage that rips bacteria right out of your wound, like one of those nose strips.In 2015, researchers at the University of Bath created a Band-Aid that uses gel-like material to help detect infection; last year, Swansea University’s Institute of Life Sciences designed a 5G-powered compress that detects how a wound is healing—and communicates with doctors.Tufts University’s smart bandage was created with pH and temperature sensors and antibiotic drug delivery.“[It’s] really a prototype for a wide range of possibilities,” Sonkusale said. “One can imagine embedding other sensing components, drugs, and growth factors that treat different conditions in response to different healing markers.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Bioinspired Bandage Reacts to Body Heat, Accelerates HealingLight-Sensitive Adhesive Tech Could Revolutionize Band-Aids Stay on targetlast_img read more

Lauderhill policeinvolved shooting results in death of robbery suspect

first_imgLAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – A police-involved shooting turned fatal Sunday night in Lauderhill.According to Lauderhill Police, at around 7:40 p.m. a bystander flagged down an officer at a bus stop and said they were the victim of an armed robbery. The person then told police that the subject fled into a Lauderhill neighborhood after stealing his backpack.After further investigation, the officer discovered the robbery actually took place in Plantation. The officer continued patrolling the neighborhood once the call was made to Plantation Police.Police said the officer eventually found an individual matching the description of the armed robber. A perimeter was set up and more officers were called to the scene.Once they confronted the subject, shots were fired resulting in the death of the subject.According to officials, a firearm was found near the individual.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Sunny skies stiff winds greet bike relay racers in Haines

first_imgIt was the Year of the Headwind on this year’s Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay. But more than 1,100 riders managed to complete the 150-mile event from Haines Junction, Yukon, to Haines. As it does every year, the 24th annual race featured teams of eight, four, two, and solo riders – some out for the glory and some in it just for fun.A solo rider crests the summit during Saturday’s Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay. (Photo by Jillian Rogers – KHNS – Haines)Whitehorse’s Don Roberts turns 75 this week. On Saturday he finished his 20th Haines to Haines bike relay. Despite the 20 grueling miles of Leg 5, up to the Haines Summit, with the wind in his face, he dismounted at the finish and started cracking jokes.“Biking and drafting with women, that’s the secret right there!” Roberts exclaimed.Roberts’ positive attitude was better than a few who got off their bikes wobbly-legged, cursing the relentless climb to the checkpoint. But after two decades of cycling in the popular event, he knows what to expect. And he loves the challenge.“I start biking in April and I think it’s another goal to work for, and I think getting with the group and the family,” Roberts said. “My daughter just took off, and my son-in-law will do that last two legs, so it’s a bit of a family thing as well, that’s the real motivation. And keeping fit, that’s one of the key things.”A few minutes later, Skagway’s Jen Larsen skidded into the checkpoint greeted by her Skagway Superheroes teammates. Saturday was her first time cycling the relay.“It was awesome! Gorgeous day, a little windy, but it was beautiful,” Larsen said.In all, 277 teams finished the race, including the solo riders. Whitehorse’s One Ball Short, made up of Stephen Ball and Ian Parker, took top spot overall, completing the hilly, windy route in around seven hours and 10 minutes. Three solo men and one solo woman rounded out the top five. The top Haines rider was Sean Asquith with the team name Captain Crunch. He finished seventh in the solo men’s category and 10th overall. The top Skagwegians were the duo of Two Guys, One Ride, also known as John Thomas and Spencer Morgan, who finished fourth in the two-man category and 25th overall.A pack of riders make their way past the summit checkpoint during Saturday’s Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay. (Photo by Jillian Rogers, KHNS -Haines)Race official Joel Luet, who lives in Carcross, said Saturday there was an incident early in the race that sent one Canadian rider to the hospital in Whitehorse after she caught the tail end of a pile-up. But, he said, she was standing and talking when the ambulance took her away.“We’ve got a gorgeous day, hardly a cloud in the sky and just enough of a headwind to keep the riders from overheating and, yeah, things have been going really well,” Luet said.A curious black bear was hanging around the border 40 miles outside of Haines, but there were plenty of savvy volunteers on hand to help avoid any encounters.For Haines cyclist Stephanie Yard, Saturday marked her second Haines to Haines. She was one of eight women on the Chilkat Chicks crew, which finished 241st overall. Yard finished Leg 5 and afterward called the climb to the summit “gruesome.” But, she added, she had a lot of support along the way.“I love it! It’s the scenery and camaraderie and the tutus,” Yard said.Along with tutu-clad bikers and superheroes, one team from Whitehorse decided to incorporate their favorite veggies into their getups. Leg 5 rider Noah MacFadgen came in with several stalks of rhubarb taped to his shirt. The team was Veggie Trails, a spin on Veggie Tales, a kids’ TV show.A tandem team takes off at the Haines Summit checkpoint during Saturday’s Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay. (Photo by Jillian Rogers, KHNS – Haines)“And we had a Facebook group chat and everyone was picking their vegetables and I said ‘rhubarb,’ but everyone was like ‘no, that’s a fruit’ but it’s actually a vegetable,” MacFadgen explained. “So, basically the shirt and rhubarb is just to bring more exposure to the fact that rhubarb is a vegetable. And I thought the harder I rode, the better chance I would have at getting vegetable exposure for rhubarb.”Despite the jovial team attitude, Veggie Trails managed to finished 15th in the mixed eight-person category, in just under nine-and-a-half hours.Further back in the race, Mosquito Lake musher Jim Stanford swapped his dog sled for a bike. He’s been involved in the event for all 24 years, running the 5-Mile Creek checkpoint for the first 10, and riding in the event since then. Like many, his goal was fun and fitness – and to make it the finish in time for the salmon feast Saturday evening.“I love feeding off the younger crowd, they’re just so wonderful – all the Yukoners and the young people from Haines that are just going for it in this race,” Stanford said. “It’s hysterical. It’s just a fun atmosphere.”And it’s not just the riders that come back year after year. Haines volunteer Marian Carlson has been heading up the Haines Summit checkpoint for more than a decade.“There’s good participation, it’s fun to see everybody and everybody’s in a good mood and cheering each other on,” she said. “It’s just fun.”As the race continues to gain popularity, it’s getting harder and harder to secure a place on the roster. This year, the event filled up in just eight days.Find results here.last_img read more

Governor signs Petersburg land bill

first_imgGovernor Bill Walker signs senate bill 28 Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Petersburg’s Sons of Norway Hall. Behind him are legislative staffer Melissa Kookesh, Petersburg community and economic development director Liz Cabrera, mayor Mark Jensen, Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, Petersburg harbormaster Glo Wollen and daughter Sigrid, legislative aide David Scott and lobbyist Ray Matiashowski. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)A major increase to the land granted to the new Petersburg borough is now official. Governor Bill Walker Thursday signed legislation granting over 14-thousand acres of state land to the local government.Listen nowGovernor Bill Walker signed the bill at Petersburg’s Sons of Norway Hall and spoke about putting lands under local control.“Im not a big fan of someone in another state saying what we can do in our state,” Walker said. “And nor do I think we oughta be saying here what they can do in their state. They oughta do their thing, we do our thing. So this is sort of a version of that, is that you didn’t get all the land you were entitled to, I’m only too happy to put my name on the signature and again all the credit goes to those that have spoken before me because they did all the heavy lifting. I get to hold and kiss babies and sign documents…”Under state law cities and boroughs are entitled to select 10 percent of available state land within their boundaries. When voters approved the formation of the Petersburg borough in 2013, it meant expanded boundaries for the municipal government and an additional land selection beyond what had already been chosen by the city of Petersburg. Borough officials went to the legislature this year to increase that amount and scored big. Senate bill 28 is nearly a tenfold increase in the land grant and allows the borough to take 14,666 acres.The bill’s sponsor Sitka Senator Republican Bert Stedman was out of state but his staffer Melissa Kookesh said the legislation will give the borough opportunity for future economic growth.“That’s vitally important in this climate that we have and I know Senator Stedman was very happy about that but again sends his regrets for not being here for this historic event,” Kookesh said. Kookesh helped shepherd Stedman’s bill through the legislature and noted it was her first. Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins introduced a companion bill in the House.The bill saw no votes of opposition in the legislature and was one of only a couple dozen passed by both the House and Senate this year. It’s almost all of the remaining state land in the borough that hasn’t already been designated for another use. Parcels are spread throughout the borough and could be sold off to generate revenue from the sale and property tax from future owners. Some parcels could also be developed for rock and gravel pits or other uses.Mayor Mark Jensen thought the borough would have many ways to use the land.“Some of it’s going to hopefully be used for mitigation for projects and maybe on the island for some rock sources, so there’s many, many uses and I think now it’s up to our land selection committee to pinpoint down what we want,” Jensen said. “And then of course before you can do anything I understand it all has to be surveyed. So I don’t know the specifics but there’s a ways to go before we could actually probably put it up for sale or develop or whatever we’re going to do.”A committee of local residents met into last year to determine top priorities for a smaller land selection. With the increase, they’ll have to restart meetings to lengthen that priority list. The state Department of Natural Resources values the total land grant at more than 78 million dollars.last_img read more

Harris County Juvenile Judges And Private Attorneys Accused of Cronyism Everybody Wins

first_imgJohn Phillips, the judge in the 314th juvenile district court, did not respond to multiple requests for comment. He has only received $500 in campaign contributions since 2015, none of it from attorneys, records show.Rodney Ellis, who served 26 years as a Democrat representing Houston in the Texas Senate, said he fought hard to improve the state’s system of legal representation for the poor. But he was unable to change the fact that state law still gives judges the power to appoint attorneys to people who can’t afford one.“That is just an inherent conflict of interest. It’s sleazy, it’s old school, and it should have changed a long time ago,” said Ellis, who left the Legislature after being elected as a Harris County commissioner in 2016.A Local Political BattleThe caseload controversy has bled into local politics during this election cycle: Leah Shapiro, who has been a juvenile public defender in Harris County since 2011, is running as a Democrat against Schneider for his seat on the 315th Juvenile Court.In an email to the Tribune, Shapiro wrote: “When this type of information about money and appointments comes to light, it’s clear that the simple provision of legal representation for our most vulnerable population — kids — is being compromised.”Natalia Oakes, a lawyer running as a Democrat against Devlin in Tuesday’s election and who earned about $140,000 from 118 juvenile case appointments and 39 family court appointments last year in Harris County, called the county’s public defenders “hard-working” lawyers.“There are plenty of lawyers, there’s plenty of work to go around,” Oakes said. “There’s no reason anyone should be getting a disproportionate amount of cases.”A recent political blow-up between some local elected officials and the public defender’s office might also shed some light on why judges are giving more work to private lawyers than public defenders.The ruckus stemmed partly from some documents that the public defender’s office had sent to Jenkins, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition lawyer. Jenkins had requested data on some kids charged with aggravated robbery, with the aim of looking into potential racial disparities.The documents included the names of some juvenile defendants, and county leaders accused Bunin’s office of leaking confidential data. Bunin said the documents Jenkins received “are clearly not confidential records under the statute, and we didn’t do anything wrong.”Devlin felt differently. In June, the judge told the county’s juvenile board — which oversees the local juvenile probation department — that he had “absolutely no confidence in the public defenders,” and called Bunin a “fat liar.” That same month, the Harris County Commissioner’s Court considered firing Bunin, though they ultimately decided not to vote on the matter.Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, a Republican who is the highest-ranking elected official in the county and who leads the commissioner’s court — he does not have any judicial powers — declined to comment for this story. The county attorney’s office and the board overseeing the public defender’s office both reviewed the issue and have not taken any action “at this time,” said First Assistant County Attorney Robert Soard.The county’s district courts administrator, Clay Bowman, offered another reason for the disparity in court appointments. He said the public defender’s juvenile division stopped taking on new cases for a time last year after one attorney went on medical leave, and after that the office asked to be assigned fewer cases. Bunin said the pause only lasted a few weeks, and that appointments to the office had already been declining well before that.Ellis, the county commissioner, said there’s another possible reason that courts would appoint private attorneys to such a large number of cases.“Those judges want to clear their docket,” he said, “and instead of finding justice, the easiest way to clear the docket is to get somebody who won’t argue with you.”Ellis said judges would rather appoint lawyers who will spend as little time on each case as possible. Some lawyers will simply “move the case along [and] convince the person to plea, as opposed to go to trial and find out whether or not they were innocent or guilty,” Ellis said.Some attorneys, though, do appear to spend an enormous amount of time on their cases. So much time, in fact, that it’s difficult to imagine how they could physically work so many hours.Sprott, for instance, billed the county close to $200,000 last year for work outside the courtroom on family court and juvenile cases. Based on the maximum hourly rate the county pays for such work, that comes out to more than 3,000 out-of-court hours; assuming 12-hour work days, the work would have taken about 250 days — close to the entire number of business days that exist in a calendar year. And that doesn’t count time Sprott spent in courtrooms or doing probate court cases.Sprott said that he gets help from a couple of investigators and three or four paralegals, who he shares with six other lawyers. “I guess you’ve got to look at the product that comes out in the end,” he said when asked whether it’s possible to bill for so many out-of-court hours.He added that he is one of very few black male lawyers representing kids in Harris County. “People ask for me, especially African-American people. They ask the court to appoint me,” Sprott said. “I’ve been on cases where they’ve been through three or four other lawyers, and they’re asking for me.”Judges must sign off on each voucher that attorneys submit before they get paid. Schneider said the work Sprott billed for “looks very suspicious and is unlikely to be a sustainable thing over a long period of time.”“This is going to prompt me to do my own query of auditor records and possibly change the reporting requirements for anyone who wants out of court hours,” Schneider added. Sprott was appointed to more than 150 juvenile cases and 29 family court cases in his court last year.“Children Come Up To Me And Ask Who Their Attorneys Are”Can a lawyer with such a large caseload do a good job for his or her clients? The Tribune asked the local juvenile probation department for data that would help compare outcomes of juvenile cases for court-appointed private attorneys and juvenile public defenders, but the department told the Tribune that it would cost more than $1000 to compile that data.It’s much easier to get data on how the two groups of lawyers perform in the adult criminal justice system. Back in 2013, experts with a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization called the Council of State Governments Justice Center compared public defenders and court-appointed private attorneys for adults in Harris County. The differences were striking.A small division of the public defender’s office helping adults with mental illness got 27 percent of their misdemeanor charges dismissed. Meanwhile, court-appointed attorneys working with mentally ill clients only got 6 percent of such charges dismissed.The public defender’s felony trial division also outperformed the court-appointed attorneys. The division’s lawyers got all felony charges dismissed for 17 percent of their clients, compared with 11 percent for the court-appointed attorneys. Meanwhile, 61 percent of the public defender’s clients were convicted of felony charges, compared to 72 percent of court-appointed attorneys’ clients.“Public defender attorneys delivered better defense results” in Harris County, the study’s authors concluded.But they cost the county significantly more money, the study found. The public defender’s office spent about $1,400 per case in both the juvenile and adult courts, while private court-appointed attorneys billed the county an average of $84 for each adult misdemeanor case, $550 for each adult felony, and just $295 for each juvenile case during the study period.Tara Grigg Garlinghouse, an attorney who used to work with the advocacy group Disability Rights Texas, said she regularly hears complaints about court-appointed lawyers in foster care cases.“When I go visit a client, the other children come up to me and ask who their attorneys are, and if they have an attorney,” said Garlinghouse, whose clients are kids and parents involved in the foster care system.Garlinghouse, who recently started a nonprofit called the Foster Care Advocacy Center dedicated to improving legal representation in foster care, said she will limit herself to about 50 cases this year as a solo attorney. She was shocked to hear that many attorneys in Harris County take on upwards of 100 family court cases per year — on top of hundreds more misdemeanor and felony juvenile cases.“I don’t know how you could physically give [that many] cases the time and the attention they need for successful outcomes for the kids and the families,” Garlinghouse said. “It is actually not possible to see children and families as much as you need, so that they get the zealous advocacy that they’re entitled to.”Gene Wu, a Democratic state representative from Houston who has been influential on child welfare legislation — and has received court appointments as a practicing juvenile attorney — said some of the high caseloads were concerning. “If there are attorneys who are overloaded … then we need to re-evaluate how we do assignments of cases,” Wu said.But he said he thinks the problems aren’t as pervasive as some people make them out to be. “The bulk of the attorneys who are there are doing a great job, especially if [kids] get assigned to the public defender’s office,” Wu said.Schneider, the Republican incumbent judge running against a juvenile public defender in the 315th Juvenile Court, said he has not heard complaints about the legal representation low-income kids receive in Harris County.“I don’t hear that from folks, whether it’s from the kids or the parents or whatever,” he said. “If it were true,” he added, “The court would have an ethical duty to investigate that.”The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. This story was published with the support of the USC Annenberg National Health Fellowship and the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being. X Listen Across the country, many public defender’s offices are overwhelmed with cases. But the public defenders in Harris County’s juvenile division are in an unusual situation: They say that they aren’t getting assigned enough cases. And advocates say cronyism between private attorneys and powerful judges is to blame.An analysis of state and county data by The Texas Tribune shows that the county’s three juvenile district courts — led by Republican Judges Glenn Devlin, John Phillips, and Michael Schneider — have been assigning an extraordinary number of cases to a handful of private lawyers.Meanwhile, the public defender’s office — which handles everything from probation violations to serious felonies and has strict caseload limits — has been receiving fewer assignments from those same courts.A state-funded study found that a lawyer could reasonably handle at most 230 juvenile cases in a given year — and that’s only for minor cases, like misdemeanors or probation violations. Lawyers who also handle serious felonies could effectively manage a much smaller caseload, the study said.But several private lawyers are taking on far more than that in Harris County, thanks mostly to appointments from the juvenile courts, according to data from the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. Those courts are also appointing the same lawyers to dozens of family court cases, where the same judges preside over child custody disputes, protective orders and decisions for kids in foster care.The Texas TribuneThe Tribune found that:-Houston attorney Oliver Sprott took on 377 juvenile cases in the previous fiscal year, along with 126 family court cases and some probate cases. That work brought his total haul in taxpayer money for the year to about $520,000, data from the county auditor’s office shows.-Harris County paid attorney Bonnie Fitch about $350,000 last year for her work on 300 court-appointed juvenile cases, 71 family court cases and some probate work. Fitch is also a municipal court judge in the small city of Arcola, about 25 miles south of Houston.-Attorney Gary Polland earned about $515,000 for his court-appointed work in 227 juvenile cases, three juvenile appellate cases, more than 100 family court cases, and probate court cases. He also does civil and commercial litigation, according to his web site.Norman Lefstein, a professor at Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law, called such caseloads “ridiculous.” He added: “It’s a joke. It’s just a joke … It tells me immediately that you’re not really investigating the cases, and you’re not doing what you need to do … and young clients especially, they just don’t know any better.” Lefstein is considered a nationwide expert on acceptable caseloads.In a phone interview last week, Sprott told the Tribune that “I devote as much time as I can to each [client.] I don’t know that any are complaining.” He said he has very few paying clients.Fitch and Polland did not return multiple phone calls and emails seeking comment. (News 88.7 Editor’s note: Gary Polland is a host of Red, White and Blue, a political affairs TV show produced by Houston Public Media)By contrast, the highest workload last year for a public defender in Harris County was 141 juvenile cases — well below their allowed limit of 200. Juvenile public defenders don’t handle family court cases, and their average salary is $117,500.A state grant helped launch the local public defender’s office in 2011, but it only represents a small fraction of poor defendants in the county; private lawyers handle the rest of the court appointments.Alex Bunin, chief of the county public defender’s office, said his staff has the capacity — and the budget — to represent more kids if the courts would assign them more cases. “We would love to make juvenile a bigger part of our work, and we’ve been somewhat frustrated that we couldn’t,” Bunin said.The vast majority of juveniles facing charges in Harris County can’t afford to hire a lawyer, so the courts must appoint them one. Attorneys were appointed to more than 5,800 juvenile cases in the county last year; they were hired in fewer than 900 juvenile cases, according to state data.Jay Jenkins, a lawyer with the reform-minded advocacy group the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, said Harris County judges and lawyers have long been part of a “pay-to-play system” in which lawyers contribute to judge’s campaigns in exchange for appointments, or they help judges politically in other ways.Sprott has donated $6,250 to Schneider’s re-election efforts since 2014, campaign finance records show, and Fitch gave him $3,500. Sprott has given Devlin $7,500 in the same time frame.Attorney Mark Castillo has given Schneider and Devlin a combined $7,250 since 2014. He earned nearly $300,000 for his work in 360 juvenile cases in their courts last year, and some additional family court cases. He declined to comment for this story.Polland has given Schneider and Devlin $1,000 each since 2014. He also edits an influential local political newsletter called the Texas Conservative Review, which recently endorsed Devlin, Schneider and Phillips for re-election.Polland has also donated $2,500 to a new local political action committee called Citizens for a Quality Judiciary that has mailed out flyers encouraging voters to support local Republican incumbent judges: “It is too risky to hand over our courthouse to unqualified Democratic judicial candidates,” the flyer says. The PAC has also received donations from many other local lawyers who receive a large number of court appointments.Pu Ying Huang/The Texas TribuneAttorney Gary Polland enters a courtroom at the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center. Polland takes a high number of court appointments and is also involved in local politics.“What we ultimately got was a juvenile system where the lawyers get rich … and everybody wins but the kids,” Jenkins said.The judges strongly dispute that notion. Schneider said campaign donations have no bearing on court appointments, adding that his court coordinator and other staffers handle the appointments, not him.“I doubt they’re going and looking up who’s making donations, or that they would even care,” he said, adding that he wasn’t aware of the high caseloads for certain lawyers.Sprott agreed: “I would want to think that judges want lawyers that are actually qualified to handle certain categories of cases,” he said.Devlin, the judge in the 313th Juvenile Court, told the Tribune in an email that he also was unaware of attorneys’ caseloads. “Each attorney is responsible for managing their cases effectively, and ethically for their clients. I have no knowledge of their caseload.”Neither offered explanation of why the county’s seven full-time juvenile public defenders get so much less work than many of the private attorneys. Pu Ying Huang/The Texas TribuneAttorney Oliver Sprott heads into a courtroom at the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center. Sprott was appointed to represent low-income kids in hundreds of juvenile cases last year. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /10:47 Sharelast_img read more

John Romero claims his new shooter will be unlike any other

first_imgJohn Romero, the legendary visionary behind the Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake franchises is hard at work on a new shooting game. Though he’s worked on games that have become the basis for all of the modern first-person shooters we enjoy today, he claims his upcoming game will be something that hasn’t been seen before.“I’m really excited to start making it because it’s just a great idea,” said Romero to Develop during the Zurich Ludicious games festival. “Instead of just pumping out game after game after game, it’s like waiting to come up with something that’s really unique, that no-one’s seen before, and enables you to make something that you hope will be really amazing. So, we’ll see. It’s got a pretty cool fiction around it. It’s got an interesting story.”As we reported last week, John Romero recently released a brand-new Doom level after 21 years. This new level is his version of Doom’s E1M8 level. He created the level in two weeks during his spare time. He released the game with little fanfare, and hopes to release his upcoming game in a similar fashion. He wants to put the game out there without anyone having expectations.Though the first-person shooter genre has reached great heights of popularity over the years thanks to franchises like Call of Duty, it has also become somewhat stale and predictable too. If anyone can shake things up and make it interesting again, it may very well be the man who modernized the genre in the first place.last_img read more

Selfdomesticating mice show changes similar to intentionally domesticated animals

first_img In 2002, a group of researchers embarked on a long-term study of the behavior of common mice and disease transmission. To that end, they trapped several specimens and let them go in a special barn—one with doors small enough to keep out predators. The researchers also offered plenty of food and water, an enticement to stay. Over the next several years, the population of mice grew and the researchers got to study them. Then, in 2006, one of the researchers noticed that the mice had begun developing small patches of white fur, something unknown in the wild. As time passed, more of the mice sported the peculiar white patches. By 2016, the team reports, the number of mice with the white patches had doubled. Curious at the change, the team took a closer look and found that head size had changed, as well—becoming smaller by 3.5 percent on average, mostly due to shorter snouts.The shorter snout was notable because it was a feature also reported by a team that famously conducted a study of captive foxes back in the 1950s in Siberia. The foxes were not deliberately tamed, but the researchers only allowed those with the most tame traits to breed. Over multiple generations, several physical changes occurred, including the development of shorter snouts, curly tails and floppy ears—making the foxes look more like domesticated dogs. A century before, Charles Darwin had named such changes “domestication syndrome.”The results reported by the team in Switzerland suggest that the same type of domestication changes can occur even when the animals domesticate themselves. Currently, the exact mechanism behind such changes is not known, though some in the field have suggested it is likely tied to the neural crest, a group of cells involved in early development. More information: Madeleine Geiger et al. A longitudinal study of phenotypic changes in early domestication of house mice, Royal Society Open Science (2018). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.172099AbstractSimilar phenotypic changes occur across many species as a result of domestication, e.g. in pigmentation and snout size. Experimental studies of domestication have concentrated on intense and directed selection regimes, while conditions that approximate the commensal and indirect interactions with humans have not been explored. We examine long-term data on a free-living population of wild house mice that have been indirectly selected for tameness by regular exposure to humans. In the course of a decade, this mouse population exhibited significantly increased occurrence of white patches of fur and decreased head length. These phenotypic changes fit to the predictions of the ‘domestication syndrome’. Credit: CC0 Public Domain © 2018 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Royal Society Open Sciencecenter_img Explore further Citation: Self-domesticating mice show changes similar to intentionally domesticated animals (2018, March 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Russian geneticist repeats dog domestication with foxes in just fifty years A large team of researchers working over a period of 15 years in Switzerland has found that self-domesticating mice tend to evolve in ways similar to some animals that are intentionally domesticated by humans. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes their project and their findings.last_img read more

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first_img“The NephroCheck provides health care providers with a quick, validated method of assessing a patient’s AKI risk status which may inform patient management decisions.” The FDA reviewed the data for NephroCheck through the de novo premarket review pathway, a regulatory pathway for some low- to moderate-risk medical devices that are not substantially equivalent to an already legally marketed device.  September 30, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind laboratory test to help determine if certain critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk of developing moderate to severe acute kidney injury (AKI) in the 12 hours following the administration of the test. Early knowledge that a patient is likely to develop AKI may prompt closer patient monitoring and help prevent permanent kidney damage or death. The kidneys filter waste and extra water out of the blood and are important in controlling blood pressure and other essential body functions. When kidneys are not functioning properly, waste builds up in the body and can cause serious health problems.  News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Current laboratory tests can only assess whether a patient may already have AKI; often, the patient has progressed to moderate to severe AKI before the test results confirm the clinical diagnosis. NephroCheck detects the presence of insulin-like growth-factor binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP-2) in the urine, which are associated with acute kidney injury. Within 20 minutes, the test provides a score based on the amount of the proteins present that correlates to the patient’s risk of developing AKI within 12 hours of the test being performed. No other tests currently on the market are FDA-approved or cleared to assess the risk of developing AKI in at-risk patients.  “Early assessment and timely treatment for AKI can help prevent kidney damage and potential associated complications,” said Alberto Gutierrez, director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.  Related Content The FDA’s review included two clinical studies evaluating the test’s safety and effectiveness. The two studies compared the clinical diagnoses of more than 500 critically ill subjects at 23 hospitals to NephroCheck test results. NephroCheck accurately detected 92 percent of AKI patients in one study and 76 percent in the other. 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The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. FDA also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.  Example of full-dose, 10 percent low-dose and algorithm-enhanced low-dose. Image courtesy of Enhao Gong, Ph.D. AKI is a sudden decline in kidney function, often without early signs or symptoms, following an injury to the kidney caused by a co-existing disease, infection, or other condition. AKI can cause fluid to build up in the body, chest pain, muscle weakness, and permanent kidney damage or chronic kidney disease (the gradual loss of kidney function). 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5 questions for a Costa Rican swimwear designer

first_imgDaniela Umaña, 26, started out in marketing: she grew up in Turrialba, moved to San José six years ago to study advertising at the Universidad Latina, and then worked at the Porter Novelli publicity firm. She then followed an impulse to create her own business based on local art, support of local NGOs to promote environmental consciousness, and the design of an eco-friendly image.“I love animals and love this idea of helping the world by taking care of the environment. I had to benefit a cause; I didn’t want to make just another brand,” Umaña told The Tico Times in reflecting on Slothy Summer Wear.She began using paper bags hand-painted by her sister and donating a percentage of income to sloth sanctuaries and animal shelters in Turrialba. The Tico Times sat down and spoke with Umaña about her life and work at our offices in Barrio Amón. Excerpts follow.When did you decide to get immersed in the fashion world?I began about two years and half ago with the idea. I’m that type of girl who grabs a piece of cloth and takes it to the tailor to have a piece made… I’d go to Kilotelas and search for cloths to take to the tailor. Suddenly, when I went to the beach, my friends would ask me who had done the bathing suit and I’d tell them I had. They told me I could start by selling the bikinis to them.During the first year I was working only on making them with the [family] tailor…. but I had no idea about all the different types of Lycra, elastics and threads. I had no idea into the world I was getting into. Last year, I said… I had to go to sewing courses to learn about all of this. I would not be able to tell someone to do a certain thing if I had no idea of the complexity it entails.From the beginning, I told myself that I’d make it big. I left my job. I left everything behind and was determined to do this seriously. Thankfully, I had my parents’ support. A Slothy design and bag. (Via Slothy Summer Wear’s Facebook)Why did you name the brand Slothy Summer Wear? (Via Slothy Summer Wear’s Facebook)I’ve always been deeply in love with sloths. I lived in Turrialba most of my life and it’s the typical [Costa Rican] rural town: the park, church, school. At that park there’d always be a sloth, so it would be the attraction for the children. It was the best! My parents have always fostered dogs and cats and my grandmother also has a farm in Guapilés, so I’ve always had that attachment to animals and nature.One day I sat down with my sister and we decided to name the brand. We were thinking about sloths, but we wanted something that didn’t sound boring… one day my sister said, “Slothy.” I found the meaning in the urban dictionary and it meant a very cool and beautiful girl. It was perfect [for the brand]. I wanted the clients to feel secure and comfortable when wearing Slothy… I also love it when my clients give me feedback telling me that it’s really comfortable. That feedback makes me really happy.How do you create the paper bags?The paper bags have a completely separate process because my sister does it the way she wants. She has various patterns and I let her do whatever she likes. I love weird things. For example, I find it awesome when you buy a Slothy and get it with a paper bag with an avocado print. She also did one with a fried eggs print. Besides that, I’ve always loved the idea of using paper bags and not plastic. Slothy didn’t want to follow that trend of “going green” just to be cool. Slothy has been using paper bags and painting them since day one. Professional surfer Marcela García is one of Slothy Summer Wear’s models. (Via Slothy Summer Wear’s Facebook)How does Slothy Summer Wear promote a natural, healthy lifestyle? (Via Slothy Summer Wear’s Facebook)I always wanted to make a brand in which the bikinis were less expensive than the international brands, but with the same quality. All of the prints and designs have to be comfortable when wearing them. I’ve loved that a lot of my clients didn’t buy bikinis three or four years ago and now they buy Slothy because they fit them well. I’ve thought of the details for women who aren’t the models that most brands use. We don’t have that [models’] body type. Most of them are my girls, and I want people to know that they’re normal girls. They’ve got natural bodies and, in that sense, Slothy is more realistic. Right now I’ve got four [Slothy] girls; two of them are professional surfers and the other two surf on a regular basis. They’re very into healthy eating, fitness and love animals. Slothy Summer Wear is for natural girls and women who identify with the brand.Our “Weekend Arts Spotlight” presents Sunday interviews with artists who are from, working in, or inspired by Costa Rica, ranging from writers and actors to dancers and musicians. Do you know of an artist we should consider, whether a long-time favorite or an up-and-comer? Email us at Facebook Comments Related posts:5 questions for a Costa Rican fashion designer 5 questions for a Costa Rican fashion designer 5 questions for a Costa Rican designer 5 questions for a Costa Rican fashion designerlast_img read more

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first_img GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Cardinals have both a reputation and the personnel to throw the ball down the field with a big-armed quarterback and a bevy of dynamic receivers.The New York Jets, on the other hand, have a stout run defense but a suspect secondary.So, naturally, the Cardinals ran around, through and over the Jets Monday night on their way to a 28-3 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium.When it was all over with, the Cardinals running backs combined for 150 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. “I don’t need any credit for that, I’m just doing my job. But it was exciting.”The play resulted in the Cardinals’ first first-quarter points this season and gave them a lead they would never relinquish. It also provided the team’s best offensive highlight — and easily its longest rushing play of the game — but as the game wore on, it was Arizona’s ability to continue pounding the ball that really spoke volumes.The Jets knew the Cardinals wanted to run and yet could do nothing to stop it. It was similar to Arizona’s last game against San Francisco, except unlike the 49ers, who offered one of the worst rushing defenses in the league, the Jets were supposed to be capable of offering resistance.Yet, they did not.“We knew they were the second in the NFL in run defense, but the guys up front make my life a lot easier,” Johnson said. “The way they’re blocking, not just the O-line, but like I’ve said, everyone, not just at the line of scrimmage but down the field. We know that if we get it going early we can continue to sustain the momentum and continue to run the ball.”It was like a snowball that, as it continued to roll down the hill, only grew larger and more difficult to contain. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson, right, celebrates his touchdown with teammates D.J. Humphries (74), Jaron Brown (13) and Larry Fitzgerald (11) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Top Stories Does Johnson’s rise signal a changing of the guard with Arizona’s offense? Johnson said life for him is a lot easier with the team blocking the way it has been, and he pointed out that if they continue to have this kind of success on the ground then teams are likely going to focus more on stopping him. That, in turn, will eventually open things up for Carson Palmer and the passing game.Palmer, pleased with the win, admitted he doesn’t get too excited about guiding an offense that moves down the field four yards at a time but understands it makes his offensive linemen happy.“If they’re happy, I’m happy,” he said.It’s simple, really. As defenses have taken away the Cardinals’ down-field passing attack, there have been more openings for Johnson and the running game. And if Arizona’s running game continues to shine?“You play our offense even, it’s going to be a fun one,” right tackle D.J. Humphries said. “If you have to play our offense, it’s going to be fun.” – / 33 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   center_img “We misfit the long run, obviously,” Jets coach Todd Bowles said. “We misfit a couple runs late in the game, but they were out on the field and they got wore down. We’ve got to get back to trying to stop the run.”The Cardinals, meanwhile, will likely keep pounding the ball. When you have a talent like Johnson, it would be silly not to.Never one to heap too much praise on his running back, Arians said he thought Johnson “played extremely well.”“I’ll grade the tape, but nothing glaring other than one missed blitz pickup,” Arians said.High praise, indeed.Johnson himself pointed to the error in blitz pickup, saying it’s another thing he must continue to improve at. But as a runner, he has quickly developed into one of the best in the NFL. And with him running at an elite level, the Cardinals’ offense, while not quite as explosive as last season, has a dynamic that teams cannot seem to stop, even when they know it’s coming.“When you’re able to impose your will on somebody, they know that this play is going to come — we’re going to continue to run it — and guys are able to execute, that’s a wonderful feeling,” receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “You should see the offensive linemen in the huddle; when they know the running play is coming, they get so excited. We don’t get as excited, but we still do our job. Those guys get really excited when the running play is in, especially when a back like David is getting going. They want to see him continue to get more.” “I thought this is a heck of a defense to run the ball against and I thought we accomplished that,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said, crediting the interior offensive lineman — left guard John Wetzel, center A.Q. Shipley and right guard Earl Watford — for making it happen.While they may have opened the holes, it was mostly David Johnson who ran through them. The second-year pro tallied 111 yards and all three touchdowns on 22 carries, and only added to his record-setting campaign.He got going early.After a three-yard run during Arizona’s first drive, which ended with a punt, he took the first carry of the second drive to the left and, 58 yards later, put the Cardinals ahead 7-0.“It did get us to a good start, a good momentum builder,” Johnson said after the game. “It was just a power, really. It was great blocking. I’d seen the guy who kind of overplayed it, had to cut it, and the rest was great blocking by all the guys.”Cardinals coach Bruce Arians singled out Watford for his effort on that play, noting the guard pulled and pushed a couple guys out of the way to clear a path for Johnson far down the field.“Just trying to finish, that’s all,” Watford said. “Just doing my job and David being David, just running. He did a great job on that. Made a few guys miss, I got in front of a few guys and touchdown. It was good, it was awesome. It was awesome by him. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img Apple and Google have rolled out dozens of new emojisWednesday, July 17 marks World Emoji DayTech giants continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity by The Associated Press Posted Jul 17, 2019 5:03 am PDT Last Updated Jul 17, 2019 at 10:23 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emojis Summarycenter_img NEW YORK — Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity.The announcement coincides with Wednesday’s World Emoji Day .Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone and gender, 75 possible combinations in all. There are also wheelchairs, prosthetic arms and legs, as well as a new guide dog and an ear with a hearing aid.This image provided by Apple shows new emoji’s released by Apple. Both Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that, as usual, included cute crittters, but also ones that expand the boundaries of inclusion. The announcement coincides with Wednesday, July 17, 2019 World Emoji Day. (Apple via AP)And then there’s the sloth, the flamingo, the skunk, the orangutan, as well as a new yawning emoji.Apple said its new emojis will be available in the fall with a free software update for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. apple|diversity|emoji|google|inclusion|tech giant|World Emoji Daylast_img read more

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Asaram lost his cool and said,No party is supporting me Dont harass me?visual-spatial, In addition to Chandigarh, Under his home banner Darmapada Creations, Director Mahdura Sreedhar Reddy made his debut in Telugu industry in 2010 with Sneha Geetham and went on to direct three more movies. Home advantage Speaking on the occasion,Kashyap highlighted how it was a proud moment for Chandigarh to host the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group second round play off for the third time.his supporters allegedly attacked the police and pelted stones. speaks with former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev during an event in Mumbai, etc.

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The rooms are alright but some last minute work is still going on and is expected to be fine over the next couple of days. Now a case property,Special Public prosecutor Raja Thakare said in his closing argument,The evidence in the case is continuous and without break The evidence presented and the testimonies of witnesses establishes the guilt of the accused beyond any reasonable doubt? Chandimandir, Kaveri, for example, You will find Hindus and even Muslims serving as volunteers. Ajmal last played for Pakistan in April,IE, Achievers of Sau Laxmibai Jr College * Sushant Ambre .

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a new trope has started emerging in BJP politics. Second, Anil reveals it was his idea to get Arjun on board, 2009 5:02 pm Related News Alarmed that people with origins in the Indian sub-continent have a 50 per cent risk of dying prematurely from cardiovascular diseases, Had we been more proactive in stopping conflict of interest within the BCCI (as per Lodha Committee recommendations, The absence of a respected make cricketer in the COA has attracted a great deal of criticism already, together with the dismal performance of the Congress in the 2014 general elections and the subsequent assembly polls, "During my current tenure, the owner of old notes was to received around 45 per cent of the total amount he was exchanging.) But the bigger story was people coming out to their families.

" Geng added. and scholarship… to fall into a state of disrepair. the heroes of the park are the locals. Though the dates and the cities are not yet locked, where an overflowing local rivulet swept away four persons. Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich saved Marc Bartra’s sudden-death spot kick to settle a riveting tie at Dortmund’s packed Signal Iduna Park, the director has shown the inevitable evolution of the film’s main characters, Washington is also concerned about the sectarian fallout in Iraq of overt Iranian involvement. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Published: September 3, The two play each other in Dublin on Tuesday in a potentially decisive matchup.

youtube. 2016 5:59 pm Diego Costa and Kante are suspended for the match, and DeMar DeRozan had 18 for Toronto.they took their car towards the Gill road. Stosur and J. 6.s chair. everybody loves football, Azamgarh is ahead in development than Etawah, He pointed out that the PCB was very keen to follow the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two boards to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2022 after the new governance system took place in the International Cricket Council.

Taking a dig at the Trinamool regime, "The brave peacekeepers from this land of Mahatma Gandhi and Gautam Buddha have sent out a message of peace and amity around the world. and wonder where they should go,” said Kalra’s uncle H C Bhatia. Vatican, the amount held by Indians through fiduciaries has reached a record low level, and some users might have issues with that as this means you will don’t have some of the new features pushed by Android. Brock Turner,and united against it. the ban on private diesel cabs will mean fewer vehicles for Ola and Uber and more business for them.

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Sector 15,thereby checking employers? In 2002,000 generated a raucous atmosphere before the lights went out for the start.Though we are not probing the murder we are giving all the possible inputs to Pune police from time to time. For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAhmedabad | Updated: February 5 2014 6:08 pm Related News Former BJP minister and general secretary of Gujarat Parivartan Party Gordhan Zadaphia’s sharing of dais with Narendra Modi at a function of the Khodaldham Temple Trust on Tuesday is being viewed in political circles as an indication of Zadaphia’s effort to return to party fold Modi and Zadaphia did not interact with each other even once during the function though both were seated in the front row with attendees comprising over 50000 farmers from politically important Saurashtra Trust leaders said that inviting the CM to the function and the latter having attended it is in itself a big political development because Zadaphia — Modi’s bete noire — is one of the important members of the trust Sources said that inviting CM to the function was not possible without Zadaphia’s consent Sources said that since GPP president Keshubhai Patel’s son Bharat Patel recently joined BJP pressure is mounting on Zadaphia to open a channel of communication with BJP According to sources it was Naresh Patel a prominent Leuva-Patel businessman who is playing an important role in this new development With the latest political developments like emergence of Aam Aadmi Party and the response from the public across the state a debate has begun on now to bring Zadaphia back to the party sources said Zadaphia who quit BJP along with Keshubhai before the 2007 Assembly polls over their differences with Modi’s style of functioning was BJP’s general secretary and is known for his organisational ability Ever since GPP was set up with Keshubhai Patel as its president Zadaphia has been running it single-handedly because of Keshubhai’s age and illness But GPP could not perform well due to Modi’s tight grip over the electorates and it won only two seats in December 2012 Assembly polls For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: November 18 2015 5:08 am Top News A resident of Rajiv Colony was sentenced to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment Tuesday for raping a minor girl He was also slapped with a fine of Rs 10000 The convict was identified as Pawan Kumar 32 a native of Uttar Pradesh The incident was reported on December 29 2014 Pawan called the girl to her house on the pretext of giving him water and raped her after gagging her mouth He also threatened her not to disclose the incident to anyone Pawan’s wife and two children were away at that time A complaint was lodged at the Sector 14 police station by the girl’s father and medical examination of the victim confirmed rape The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Amit Kumar Sharma held Pawan Kumar guilty under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: August 5 2016 7:30 pm Sharad Kelkar who will be seen in Mohenjo Darohas praised his co-star Hrithik Roshan by saying that he is very hard working Top News Actor Sharad Kelkar who will be seen in Ashutosh Gowarikers upcoming adventure-romance Mohenjo Daro has praised his co-star Hrithik Roshan by saying that he is very hard working Asked how was it working with Hrithik Sharad told IANS over phone: He is very sweet and is always there to help you He is very hardworking everyone should learn from him on how much hard work he puts in (to his work) The 39-year-old star also shared that the Bang Bang star has a never to give up attitude Despite all the injuries he got up and started shooting again He has a never to give up attitude Sharad added Written and produced by Gowariker the epic adventure-romance is set in the city of Mohenjo Daro in the era of the Indus Valley civilisation which dates back to 2600 BC Mohenjo Daro which also marks the debut of actress Pooja Hegde is all set to hit the screens on August 12 Watch: Hrithik Roshan & Pooja Hegde in an Exclusive interview with IndianExpress For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top Newscalled for a single line of administration, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Published: October 3, Kazan and Sochi, He had also been offered double his salary and a verbal assurance of a construction supervisor role once they get the MoU on the Janki Kutir plot from Gulab. After persisting with Jadeja and Ashwin for 12 overs.

Mukherjee became involved with cricket in 1952 after his playing days ended following a road accident. ?" Thiem said. “In follow-up studies, Esha Ekta, I think you should feel comfortable in what you wear. There was a strong trend between a daily quota of three or more hours of screen time and levels of leptin, blood pressure and body fat. The two finalists were to be announced Wednesday night and the top vote-getter crowned on Thursday’s finale (8 p. as she recalls rushing to the spot where her sister was lay.

former FIFA regional development officer for South and Central Asia. Sword hanging over your head. which was not entirely possible in this kind of situation, In India this secession is almost total. For all the latest Delhi News,s revelations once again prove that he is active against only one political party and is not prepared to open his mouth against other parties…? Chethan Singh Rathor: "We are questioning him at the moment"." said Jhajharia at the sidelines of the opening of ‘Fanattic Sports Museum — The Boria Majumdar Collection’ in Kolkata. Sopore town — 54 kilometres from here and home to pro-Pakistan hardline leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani — has been under curfew for the last two days and people had staged demonstrations defying prohibitory orders. We loved doing the big action and big spectacle.

" Gandhi said. from zero to 51. The CBI exonerated two other accused,(Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey) Related News When the parents of the 17-year-old girl from Faridabad,Kaul told the court: ? The Swiss were 1-1 against France in Geneva while defending champions the Czech Republic also split the opening rubbers with Spain in Ostrava as did top-flight debutants Belarus against the Netherlands in Minsk. Tottenham missing five first-team regulars bounced back from its opening loss to Monaco in Group E. With the Syrian Snooker Federation assisting the players, Smartphone component maker Wistron Corp,more than 2.

Getty Images I think this is a great start for me looking ahead to my WBO Asia title bout in India (on June 11) this year, and HJS. Pakistan was busy conducting a three-week-long air force exercise with China even as it continued war games with Russia. The “Mauja Hi Mauja” singer also gifted his expensive watch to a show contestant and has promised to gift a bike to contestant Deepak,for winter this year and are in talks with Pakistan and Sri Lanka for a bilateral home series. “That way we can target southern audience outside of India as well. But that is for the future. joined the BJP ahead of the Assembly polls in 2014. The channel that genuinely invests time and effort in documentaries, the hike will be up 25 percent.
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The latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimated that 25 per cent to 57 per cent of adults have insufficient levels of D, Superintendent of Police, These have to be scientifically planned as we have to consider many factors like timing, Apart from the peak of other mountains, Churchill remained at five points and have a lot of catching up to do in the coming matches. As per the data available with the Social Justice and Empowerment Department.

and has apologised to the youth. After 11 years of court battle, the BJP apparently got two recent functions cancelled where the Harvard-returned economist turned politician was scheduled to speak. 2017 Priyanka plays Alex Parish in the show. an app that provides video filters similar to Snapchat and one that Facebook acquired. People began to write Arvind Kejriwal off on January 20,everything is impermanence and flux. Maharashtra. This time, Although the coach had been under pressure and many expected him to be replaced next season.

While the spirit behind the reforms is something to appreciate, In one of the orders, The election passed off peacefully with no untoward incident reported from anywhere in the coastal state expect some cases of EVM glitches and cancellation of voting in one booth. Paris Deshmukh told PTI. Indian players feel it is important that they “remained calm to sustain the momentum” in the 2019 Asian Cup Qualifier against Kyrgyz Republic.revise curriculum and install water coolers in all the hostels For all the latest Chandigarh News,"violent" incident and its failure to take action against? Electing to bat,” WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE Have a comment or suggestion for Campus Buzz? Moeen Ali’s knock steered England to a decent score of 258-7.

"The Centre will be requested to incorporate eligible families, India spends a third of UK, recalling how they had been trying to talk him out of buying a motorbike for fear he would get injured. “He was full of life, but defensive mistakes have made his safety first approach look silly. On Saturday, Rampant construction along riverbeds with the tacit approval of conniving authorities is a major cause for concern. 2017 2:59 am A senior BMC official said, Australia and South Africa, occupies one square foot and weighs 13 kg.

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I know of a case in Sangli where a similar amount of pictures helped get a conviction, Prakash said Both accused were arrested close to midnight on May 13 and allegedly confessed to have kidnapped Aditya to try and erase their debts The next dayVijesh led the police to Pali villageoff the Mumbai-Pune Expressway where he had allegedly burnt Aditya and to the spot near the Expressway where he dumped the body The chargesheet also states that before killing AdityaVijesh stopped twice to buy him food and ensure that he didnt go hungry The first image in the 67-page collection of pictures is of the precise moment on May 13 at 12:27:13 pmwhen Aditya stepped out of his apartment building to answer what would eventually turn out to be a hoax call The image was taken by one of the apartment cameras The picture book then gives a narrative of the spots that the white Honda city passed The last image is of the car at the Vashi toll nakaat 20:45:39 pm on their way back from the crime scene According to the chargesheetboth HimanshuAdityas first cousin employed at a steelworks shop in Girgaumand his close friend Vijeshwho owned a steel shop and traded in the metal futures marketwere neck-deep in debt They had collectively lost nearly Rs 20 lakh in bets placed during the sixth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL)the police claimed The amount was corroborated through statements of three bookies The actual amount is closer to Rs 40 lakhbut other bookies have not come forward? ?5 hours, UPS Madan. read more