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Printezis out against Fenerbahce

first_imgOlympiacos was hoping that Giorgos Printezis would be good to go for tomorrow’s (29/12) EuroLeague game against Fenerbahce but his return to courts will not take place this week.Printezis suffered an injury on his knee in his team’s road victory vs Zalgiris Kaunas two weeks ago. It was estimated that he will have to stay sidelined for up to 15 days and it seems that he will exhaust this number.The Greek forward tried to hasten his return in order to be ready for Fenerbahce but the medical staff of Olympiacos feared for a relapse, thus ruling him out.Apart from Printezis, Dimitris Agravanis is highly doubtful for the match.Source: EurohoopsTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Sensirion: particulate matter sensor now available globally

first_imgThe SPS30 particulate matter sensor is now available worldwide through Sensirion’s distribution network. The SPS30 particulate matter sensor is the next technological breakthrough in optical PM sensors. Its measurement principle is based on laser scattering and makes use of Sensirion’s innovative contamination-resistance technology. This technology, together with high-quality and long-lasting components, enables accurate measurements from its first operation and throughout its lifetime of more than eight years. In addition, Sensirion’s advanced algorithms provide superior accuracy for different PM types and higher-resolution particle size binning, opening up new possibilities for the detection of different sorts of environmental dust and other particles. With dimensions of only 41 x 41 x 12 mm3 , it is the perfect solution for applications where size is of paramount importance, such as wall-mounted or compact air quality devices.Traditional optical PM sensors suffer from contamination, which causes output degradation. Contamination results from continued dust and particle accumulation on the sensor’s optical components, namely the light source (usually a laser or LED) and the photodetector. Consequently, devices integrating these PM sensors stop working correctly after some time, which results in malfunctions, user complaints, maintenance, service and/or part replacement. Sensirion’s proprietary contamination-resistance technology and long-lasting components provide the SPS30 with unmatched robustness, unique long-term stability and high accuracy, together with a lifetime of more than eight years in continuous mode operating 24 hours/day. Sensirion will be exhibiting at electronica 2018.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Maxim: highly efficient isolated RS-485 module for Industry 4.0Next Kontron: Embedded server ZINC CUBE SKD for industrial applicationslast_img read more

How Jhulan Goswami’s No.1 ranking inspired Smriti Mandhana

first_imgSmriti Mandhana is No.1 in the ICC’s batting charts for women after a sensational 2018. She was on fire in New Zealand where she hit 400 runs from 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. In short, she is the mainstay of the Indian batting line-up.Mandhana slays bowling attacks in style and she does it with a smile. The left-handed batter from Sangli said she was inspired by senior India teammate Jhulan Goswami to aspire and become No.1.Smriti Mandhana spoke exclusively to India Today on a range of topics. Excerpts: Rasesh Mandani: You are fun-loving person off the field but with the bat in hand, you give bowlers a headache.Smriti Mandhana: No, even now when I look at my batting videos, I am always smiling. My teammates tease me and ask why I am always smiling. So often when I meet bowlers from the opposition, off the field, I ask them why they give me such fierce looks when I actually smile at them. They say it’s because I keep bashing us. That feels good to hear. It feels good to contribute to victories.RM: It must also feel good to win all the batting accolades. ICC Player of the Year, ICC ODI player of the year. No.1 in ICC rankings..SM: When Jhulan di (Goswami) became the No.1 bowler in the world, I had read about it in the newspapers. That stuck in my mind and I wanted to become No.1 too. I don’t want to be content just getting there. It motivates you to work harder.advertisementRM: With success comes commercial rewards too. You enjoy doing these ad shoots and brand endorsements now? SM: It’s part of life for an athlete. I don’t enjoy it as much as batting. It was difficult initially but now I am getting used to it. In front of the camera, you do a lot of things that you may not do on the cricket field. It’s good to tie up with Redbull now.RM: Has there been a trigger moment somewhere with your batting. My mind goes back to the 2017 World Cup where you came back after a long injury layoff, had that one big knock against England and then lost your way a little. And then did anything change since, to have this rich run of scores, all over the world? SM: After World Cup 2017, I had six or seven bad innings. That’s when I spoke to a lot of my coaches. Tushar Arothe was India’s coach then. He told me that I should try an open stance. He had been saying it for a long time but I didn’t take it very seriously before. But when you have a lean patch for long that’s when you consider acting on advice. The open stance has helped me a lot and the results have followed. I have also strived to make sure that my batting does not take a hit again.RM: It’s also evident that you have added a number of ariel shots to your game. That’s paid you rich dividends in T20 cricket..SM: When you are chasing 170-180, you can’t continue to bat the same way. You have to try and score at a rate you are not used to. It’s one thing that I was lacking. And sometimes in T20, you can get caught out playing ground strokes. So I have tried to take the ariel route with the same well timed strokes.I have been working on them for the past two or three years and now in the last year-year and a half, it’s finally paying off.It’s also the need of the hour in T20’s, especially in power play. Pick the gaps and play chip shots too. All these shots were not my strength before.RM: But from the team point of view, the middle order is struggling. It was only you and Jemimah Rodrigues who scored amongst the batters. Does that get frustrating? SM: What’s frustrating as a batter is when you are well into 70’s and 80’s and you are not able to finish off games. I can’t think for other batters but what I and Jemimah always talk is when we are in we should try and win more matches for Team India.From the team point of view, there are a lot of things we need to work on, especially in T20 cricket. We have been working on them with our new coach, WV Raman and hopefully in two three months we will start getting there.advertisementWe started well in New Zealand with the bowlers doing a good job, especially the spinners did well in New Zealand. Even in T20’s we looked on course in most games until we would lose our way. So there are areas to address and we are working on them. Raman sir has been really good in last two three months.RM: You have gained quite a bit of experience now. If an opportunity were to arise, do you dream of being an India captain? SM: I am not someone who thinks too far ahead. At the moment the focus is on winning the odi and T20 series against England. It’s always better to live in today rather than thinking about tomorrow.Also Read | Smriti Mandhana retains top spot in ICC Women’s ODI rankingslast_img read more

TFA National Training Squads Announced

first_imgJordan Marshall Dan Withers Trent Touma Kristy Brennan Jenna Hitch Nicole Beck Rachel Beck Matt Prowse Louise Winchester Scott Bundy Emily Hennessey Elin Mortimer Danielle Davis Sam Brisby Rob Nakhla Alicia Quirk Dylan Hennessey Touch Football Australia (TFA) is proud to announce its National Training Squads for the 2014 Trans Tasman Series against arch rivals New Zealand, which will take place in Mudgee, New South Wales in April, 2014.The Open teams (Men’s, Women’s and Mixed) will be looking to win back the prestigious Trans Tasman trophy following a loss to New Zealand in the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, with the Women’s team the only side of the three to win their division.The squads consist of 18 players across the divisions yet to represent Australia at an Open’s level, with plenty of exciting up-and-coming talent selected in the squads following Australia’s Youth division clean sweep over New Zealand in the Super Trans Tasman Series. While there are some new faces in the squads, the teams will still contain a great deal of international experience, with the three Open’s teams combined comprising a total of more than 550 Australian Touch Football caps.Touch Football Australia wishes to congratulate the following players who have been named in the Australian squads: Patricia Michaelopolous Lizzie Campbell Jonathan Palau Oscar Sanft Cara Zaremski Michael Law Kirsty Quince Nick Good Jess McCall Laura Peattie Luke Tonegato Nicole McHugh Justin Mitchell Ben Moylan Adam Pryde Kristian Congoo Catherine Sargent Tim Good Peter Normancenter_img Women’s Open Michael Chapman Men’s Open Daniel Barton Steve Roberts Willie Bishop Simon Lang Stuart Brierty Kristin Boss Claire Winchester Peta Rogerson Melissa Peters Terry Deegan Ashleigh Quinlan Leah Percy Lawrence Oberleuter Rohit Prasad Dylan Thompson Matt Tope James Shute Charlotte Caslick Scott Buckley Marikki Watego Maddison Studdon Leah Opie Mixed Open Tim Glazebrook Sarah Spacie Kylie Hilder Sebe Rey Emilee Cherry Sarah Peattie Dean Springfield Kim Sue See Stay tuned to for all of the latest news and information regarding the 2014 Trans Tasman Series. Related Filesnts_announcement_release_01-pdfRelated LinksNational Training Squadslast_img read more

Allegri not worried about Chiellini injury

first_imgJuventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes Giorgio Chiellini’s injury is nothing serious after the defender was forced to be withdrawn against Atalanta on Wednesday.Chiellini came off after 25 minutes of Juve’s shock defeat in the Coppa Italia with the score then tied at 0-0.The centre-back was replaced by Joao Cancelo, who slotted in at right-back, while Mattia De Sciglio was forced to play alongside Daniele Rugani in the heart of defence. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? This make-shift back four endured a tough night against Atalanta and ended up on the long side of a 3-0 scoreline, thanks to Timothy Castagne’s first-half strike and Duvan Zapata’s double.The evening was only compounded by Chiellini’s injury, with many suspecting a serious calf strain. However, following the match Allegri moved to calm those fears, adding Martin Caceres would be available if the 34-year-old was sidelined.”Let’s see,” he told JTV.”He has a discomfort on the outer calf. It should not be anything to worry about, otherwise there will be Caceres.”The Uruguayan defender rejoined Juventus this month on loan from Serie A rivals Lazio, for what will be his third spell at the club,His introduction could prove to be hugely significant with Juventus so short on defensive options.Both Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barazagli are ruled out through injury, meaning Caceres and Rugani are the squad’s only fit centre-backs.Given the lack of options available to Allegri, he has linked with a deadline-day move for Parma defender Bruno Alves.It remains to be seen whether Chiellini will be available for Juve’s next clash, when they host Alves’ Parma in Serie A on Saturday.The reigning Italian champions will want to bounce back quickly from Wednesday’s humiliation. The defeat was the first time that Juventus have lost a Coppa Italia tie for five season and the first time they have been knocked-out before the quarter-final stage since 2006/07, when the club were in Serie B.Worrying, the Bianconeri’s league form has also taken something of a hit in recent weeks and they only won by the narrowest of margins last time against Lazio, when two goals in the last 20 minutes ensured Juve ran out as 2-1 winners.last_img read more

I-League: Mohun Bagan beat Shillong Lajong 3-2 in last league game

first_imgI-League: Mohun Bagan beat Shillong Lajong 3-2 in last league gameI-League 2018-19: Dipanda Dicka, Sony Norde and Britto scored for Mohun Bagan as they beat relegated Shillong Lajong 3-2 in Guwahati on Friday.advertisement Press Trust of India ShillongMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 23:51 IST I-League: Sony Norde scored in the 78th minute to guide Mohun Bagan to win over Shillong Lajong. (AIFF Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohun Bagan ended the I-League season with a win over Shillong LajongDipanda Dicka scored for Bagan in the 4th minute while Sony Norde scored in the 78th minutePhrangki Buam scored the only goal for relegated Shillong LajongKolkata giants Mohun Bagan snatched a thrilling 3-2 victory over hosts Shillong Lajong on the penultimate day of the 12th I-league here Friday.The visitors drew the first blood with Dipanda Dicka scoring in the 4th minute through a penalty kick. Shillong then restored parity with a penalty through Phrangki Buam (45th + 1st) at the JLN Stadium.The hosts then came back in the second half through Hero of the Match Buam in the 53rd minute, but an outstanding freekick in the 78th minute from Sony Norde saw the Mariners level scores.The Khalid Jamil-coached side struck back again through Britto in the 88th minute to finally seal the game in their favour.With this win, Mohun Bagan finished their season at the fifth place with 29 points.Game #105Snapshots from today’s @lajongfc vs @Mohun_Bagan match! #LAJMB #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) March 8, 2019The Kolkata giants built pressure on Lajong’s defence line from the start and the effects were clear when a miscommunication between defender Aiban and goalkeeper Phurba Lachempa resulted in the latter receiving a yellow card and giving away a penalty kick to Mohun Bagan for a foul on Dicka.The forward thereafter made no mistake in converting the penalty kick giving Mohun Bagan a very crucial lead in the 4th minute.Shillong, despite the early setback, did not lose hope and kept trying to create chances but somehow could not convert any to their favour mostly due to the lack of a good finish.advertisementThough the Red Devils were the ones who had the lions share of the ball possession, it was Mohun Bagan who kept pressing hard trying to double their lead.Dicka along with Sony Norde made a few attempts but a more alert Lajong Defence ensured the visitors do not extend their lead any further.The hosts made some interesting attempts and nearly scored through Donboklang within the regulation time in the first half, but the woodwork played a spoilsport for them.They did not stop trying and were soon rewarded in the first minute of added time at the end of the first 45 minutes when a soft push from Arijit Bagui on Phrangki Buam inside the box saw the latter earning a penalty for the hosts.Buam thereafter made no mistakes in finding the much-needed equalizer for Shillong Lajong in the 46th minute, bringing the first half to an end.The second half began with the combination of Donbokland, Buam and Mahesh troubling the Bagan defence.Results soon came their way when an inch-perfect pass from Donboklang to Pharngki Buam saw the latter make no mistakes in beating Shankar Roy to find the back of the net taking a crucial 2-1 lead in the 53rd minute.Mohun Bagan’s efforts for an equalizer gained pace in the second last quarter of the second half and Britto’s introduction in the 72nd minute just added a lot of sheen to the combination of Sony and Dicka.Results soon came when just six minutes later in the 78th minute Sony scored an outstanding equalizer from a free kick which came their way after Freestar’s tackle on William was penalized just outside the box.Jamil’s side then made a series of attempts but somehow could not finish to take the lead.Mohun Bagan finally found their way when Britto scored in the 88th minute on a rebound that was a result of a good save by Phurba Lachempa from a Dicka attempt, taking the scoreline to 2-3 in the Mariners’ favour.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow I-League 2018-19Follow Mohun BaganFollow Shillong LajongFollow Dipanda DickaFollow Sony NordeFollow Phrangki Buam Nextlast_img read more

Health ministry forms committee to consider law for docs security

first_imgNew Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has formed a 10-member committee to examine the “pros and cons” of bringing a central legislation against assault on doctors on duty and violence in clinical establishments.Last month, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had held a nationwide protest following an assault on doctors at the NRS Medical College in Kolkata and demanded the enactment of a central law to check violence on medical professionals in hospitals. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The committee was constituted on July 5 to examine the “pros and cons of bringing out a central legislation against assault on doctors on duty and clinical establishments”, the Health Ministry said. The panel, comprising members from the Home Ministry and the Legal Affairs Department, is scheduled to meet here on Wednesday. It will also have representatives from the Medical Council of India and doctors’ associations, and medical superintendents of AIIMS and RML Hospital as members. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe IMA has welcomed the Centre’s move for a committee to discuss issues related to a Central Act for the security of doctors. “IMA has won the first battle in its struggle against violence. The Union government has constituted an inter-ministerial committee to go into the central legislation against the assault on doctors and hospitals. Congratulations to the entire medical fraternity,” the doctors’ body said in statement. The IMA had launched a four-day nationwide protest last month following the Kolkata incident and wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding enactment of a central law saying it should have a provision for a minimum of seven-year jail sentence to violaters. Following the incident, junior doctors went on a week-long agitation, disrupting health care services at all state-run hospitals in Kolkata. Doctors at several other hospitals across the country also boycotted work, held marches and raised slogans to express solidarity with their protesting colleagues in Kolkata. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan Harsh Vardhan had supported the demand for a central law and had said that such crimes should be made non-bailable. He also had written to all states requesting chief ministers to consider enacting specific legislation for protecting doctors and medical professionals from any form of violence, along with suggesting a model law proposed by the IMA.last_img read more

First time in Test Cricket Ashes jerseys to have players name and

first_imgLondon: Test cricket is all set to undergo a major change as Australia and England will lineup with names and jersey numbers on their Test whites in the upcoming Ashes series. As the inaugural ICC Test Championship begins at Edgbaston on August 1, so too will this type of jersey be unveiled for the 71st Ashes series. On Monday, the England & Wales Cricket Board released the first look of England’s Ashes Test jersey with skipper Joe Root wearing his name and the number 66 on the back of his jersey. ODI and T20I jerseys have had personalisation on their backs since a long time, but Test matches had to wait for this change. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhEngland Cricket official Twitter handle confirmed the jersey number of team’s Test match skipper Joe Root and wrote “Names and numbers on the back of Test shirts,” as the caption. Earlier this year, there were reports that Ashes series between England and Australia would bring in modernisation of cricketing kits. Cricketing fans on Twitter seemed divided on this development in Test cricket and made their voices heard on the social-networking platform. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”Absolutely no problem with numbers 1 to 11 etc but can’t see the benefit of names or random high numbers on shirts. I guess it’s all to do with increasing merchandise sales hoping a name will sell more. @YorkshireCCC,” wrote one fan. On July 14, England scripted history as they managed to win their maiden 50-over World Cup and the side will look to continue their winning momentum going. England will take on Ireland in a one-off four-day Test from July 24 and then the team will face Australia in the Ashes, beginning August 1.last_img read more


first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment I’ve spoken to many Canadian actors who augment their incomes—and fill hours between gigs—by waiting tables in a restaurant. Why not? With flexible hours, it makes total sense. But shining shoes? That was a new one for me.That’s what Juno Rinaldi was doing when she landed the role of Frankie Coyne on Workin’ Moms. The Vancouver native was trying to make connections in Toronto with casting agents—and having zero luck—and was working in the city’s underground mall system when she was hired by Catherine Reitman. With Season 4 of the CBC comedy heading into production for a winter return, we sat down with Rinaldi during the Banff World Media Festival, where she hosted the Rockie Awards International Program Competition.Catherine Reitman has always had this vision for what the show would be. Did you ever think that you would be beginning Season 4?Juno Rinaldi: No. Honestly, I feel like the last four years of being on the show has completely changed my life in a way. Before I started the show, I was shoe shining in the PATH, in downtown Toronto … Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

UNESCO report spotlights corruption in education systems

Entitled “Corrupt school, corrupt universities: What can be done,” the study by UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning traces illegal registration fees, academic fraud, embezzlement and other problems which are undermining education systems worldwide. “Such widespread corruption not only costs society billions of dollars, it also seriously undermines the vital effort to provide education for all,” said UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura. “It prevents poorer parents from sending their children to school, robs schools and pupils of equipment, lowers teaching standards and thus education standards generally, and compromises the future of our youth.” The report assessed the experiences of more than 60 countries, with information derived from government ministries, development agencies and research institutes. Several cases studies illustrate the array of corrupt practices in both rich and poorer countries. Bribes and payoffs in the recruitment and promotion of teachers lowers their quality, and illegal fees paid for school entrance and other hidden costs result in low enrollment and high dropout rates, the study noted. Also, according to recent surveys, ‘ghost teachers’ take up five per cent of the payroll in Honduras and 15 per cent in Papua New Guinea. In universities, much of the corruption is in the form of fake universities offering bogus degrees and engaging in accreditation fraud. Phony universities offering sham degrees have quadrupled from 200 to 800 on the Internet between 2000 and 2004. The report also examines cases in which corruption in education systems has been ameliorated through the introduction of simple measures. For example, in the early 1990s in Uganda, only 13 per cent of the funds granted to schools per student was actually received, while the rest was utilized by local officials for purposes unrelated to education. However, a national campaign highlighting the fact that the funds were not reaching their intended target has lead to an improvement in the situation, as schools are now receiving 85 per cent of the allocated funds. Leadership and political will at the highest levels of government is crucial, the study argued. Transparent regulatory systems and stronger management efforts to bring about greater accountability are among the improvements necessary for corruption in education systems to abate. The report recommended that management, accounting, monitoring and audit skills are crucial for such groups as administrative staff of schools, parent-teacher associations, unions and other individuals associated with the educational process. In addition, schools must be properly informed to not only detect possible fraud, but also to know what resources they are entitled to receive. 6 June 2007Corruption in schools creates serious obstacles to education, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). read more

As access improves UN delivers more aid to Jenin refugee camp

“Although full access to all parts of the camp is not yet possible, officials from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) were able to distribute milk and bread to some 500 families,” UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York. He noted that the curfew had been partially lifted in a number of areas throughout the camp.UNRWA, which found unexploded ordinances in the camp during a preliminary check on Tuesday, is also working with donor countries to try to bring in bomb disposal experts to help clear the area.”While UNRWA will focus on feeding the people in the camp, on clearing ordinance and, eventually, rebuilding of facilities and shelters, the International Committee for the Red Cross will focus the search and rescue efforts for people who might still be trapped beneath the rubble,” Mr. Eckhard said. read more

Farmer describes moment 100ft wall of water shot from ground as he

A farmer has described how his nephew was nearly killed when a wall of water “100ft high” shot up from the ground as he knocked a fence post into the ground, damaging a pipe.Philip Langton, 57, said the pair had been using a post knocker mounted to a tractor to strengthen gateposts on his land in Holbrook, Derbyshire.He said the posts only went around 18 inches below the ground and that all they were doing was “knocking them a little bit further”.But the post hit a water pipe, triggering floods that cascaded down to neighbouring villages and caused severe damage to homes and businessesIan Busting in neighbouring Milford said his wife was devastated as her florist business was “ruined” and their home completely flooded. Many roads were closed.It took Severn Trent 50 minutes to turn the water off after Mr Langton alerted them to the accident at 11am on Tuesday, he said.“I have never experienced anything like it and never want to again,” he told the Telegraph. Ian Busting surveys the damage to his home in Milford Credit:Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press Mr Langton said the fence posts had been in place for nearly 30 years but that the water pipes were very shallow in some places, having been laid some 120 years ago.He expressed surprise at the time it had taken Severn to turn the water off and said had had to call them twice.He said the flooding had washed all the topsoil from his fields but added: “I’m more worried about the damage elsewhere.”Severn Trent said the water had been turned off and that it was concentrating on fixing the pipe. Ian Busting surveys the damage to his home in Milford Credit:Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ian Busting surveys the damage to his home in Milford  “The water was 100ft in the air, it was unbelievable.. The power of it. There must have been a million gallons of water. It went on for 50 minutes. We just moved away from it as quickly as we could and I called Severn Trent.” Ian Busting surveys the damage to his home in Milford  He added: “We haven’t done anything wrong but everybody wants someone to blame and to point the finger,” he added.“We were just trying to strengthen the fence then this water came up and almost killed my nephew, it nearly knocked the tractor over.“My nephew is only 24. He works for me and we were knocking a replacement stake in to the ground and all of a sudden, the water gushed up.” read more

Loved ones pay respects to BSO deputy at viewing in Hollywood

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Family, friends and members of law enforcement came together to pay their respects at a viewing for a BSO deputy who died in a fatal crash.BSO Deputy Benjamin Nimtz was honored at the gathering in Hollywood, Wednesday.Earlier on Wednesday, a U.S. honor flag was carried on a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for his service.The 30-year-old was with the force for 16 months and was just one week away from moving to Indiana with his wife and two children.Nimtz was responding to a domestic dispute on July 21 when his cruiser collided with a pickup truck in Deerfield Beach.Rescue crews rushed Nimtz to Broward Health North in Pompano Beach, where he succumbed to his injuries.Nimtz will be laid to rest at the Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale at 11 a.m., Thursday. A procession will be held from West Palm Beach to Hollywood on the Florida Turnpike before the funeral service.Motorists should expect rolling road closures between 8 and 10:30 a.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Lianna Natola Graduates From University Of Vermont

first_imgBURLINGTON, VT — Lianna Natola, of Wilmington, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Movement Sciences during commencement ceremonies on May 19, 2019, at the University of Vermont.The university conferred degrees this year on an estimated 3,275 graduates, including 2,580 bachelor’s, 452 master’s, 138 doctoral and 105 medical degree recipients. The Class of 2019 includes graduates from 43 states and 36 countries.Darren Walker who presides over the Ford Foundation, one of the world’s most influential social justice philanthropies and one of the largest private foundations in the United States, delivered the address.About the University of VermontSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Committed to both research and teaching, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field. Located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the nation’s most vibrant small cities and top college towns, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 national research university educating 10,513 undergraduate students, 1,542 graduate students, 826 certificate and non-degree students, and 459 M.D. students in the Larner College of Medicine.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Vermont via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Graduate From Bryant UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Katherine Rogomentich Named To Dean’s List At University Of VermontIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Blake Walker Graduates From University Of VermontIn “Education”last_img read more

ICICI Bank Q2 Net Profit Up 15 to ₹2709 Crore Beats Estimates

first_imgICICI Bank Ltd (ICBK.NS), India’s biggest private sector lender, reported a record quarterly profit on Thursday, beating analysts estimates, on higher lending and fee income.Net profit rose 15% to ₹27.09 billion ($440.88 million) for its fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30 from ₹23.52 billion a year earlier, the Mumbai-based lender said in a statement.Analysts on average had expected a net profit of ₹26.93 billion for ICICI Bank, which is also listed in New York (IBN.N).last_img

Four IndianAmericans arrested in US over H1B visa fraud

first_imgThe accused were each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud.European UnionFour Indian-origin executives in the US have been charged with visa fraud for using the H-1B visa programme to gain an unfair advantage over their competitors. The accused, identified as 39-year-old Vijay Mane, 47-year-old Venkataramana Mannam, 53-year-old Fernando Silva, 52-year-old Sateesh Vemuri, have been arrested on fraudulent charges.The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.The three arrested were from New Jersey while Vemuri was from California. According to the Department of Justice, the accused were each charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud.Vemuri made his initial appearance on July 1 before the US Magistrate Judge Steven C Mannion in Newark federal court while Mannam and Silva appeared before the US Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court on June 25. Mane appeared before Judge Wettre on June 27.All were released on $250,000 bond, the Department of Justice said.The conspiracy charge carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.According to the Department of Justice, Mane, Mannam, and Vemuri controlled two IT staffing companies– Procure Professionals Inc and Krypto IT Solutions Inc– located in Middlesex County, New Jersey.Similarly, Silva and Mannam also controlled another New Jersey staffing company, referred to in the complaint as “Client A.”They used Procure and Krypto to recruit foreign nationals and sponsor them for H-1B visas, which allow recipients to live and work temporarily in the US in positions requiring specialised skills.To expedite their visa applications, the defendants caused Procure and Krypto to file H-1B applications falsely asserting that the foreign worker/beneficiaries had already secured positions at Client A, when, in reality, no such positions existed, federal prosecutors alleged.Instead, they used these fraudulent applications to build a “bench” of job candidates already admitted to the United States, who could then be hired out immediately to client companies without the need to wait through the visa application process, giving the defendants an advantage over their competitors in the staffing industry.(Inputs from agencies)last_img read more

Camp Teaches Kids How to Live with Asthma

first_imgBeyond the busy city streets, populated sidewalks and air pollution, children are offered an opportunity to explore, fish and practice archery at a summer camp. However, these children are diagnosed with asthma and the program provides them an opportunity to experience summer camp and learn how to control their illness.“There is a need for children to learn about their asthma and what to do,” Michael Johnson, camp director for Camp Breathe Happy, told the AFRO.Children from the D.C. area attend a camp that teaches them about asthma and how to best live with it. (Courtesy photo)The camp, owned and operated by the nonprofit Breathe DC, specializes in educating children ages 8 to 12 while giving them a camping experience in Upper Marlboro, Md. The camp began in 2010 when Breathe DC decided to serve communities in Wards 7 and 8 that faced health disparities, according to Johnson.Johnson, who also works as a respiratory therapist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said 18,000 children have asthma in D.C. Last year, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report stating Black children are more likely to develop asthma than White children. Black children are six times more likely than White children to die of complications from asthma, according to a March 4 report by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology.“The communities are underserved, but Breathe Happy can give them full knowledge on how to manage and control their asthma,” Johnson said. “They can go outside of D.C. and do activities they probably could not do in their area.”Children attending Camp Breathe Happy, learn “how to identify asthma triggers, notice the signs or symptoms of an asthmatic episode, use medication and breathing exercises” as well as “communicate their illnesses more effectively,” per the nonprofit’s website.The camp incorporates lessons such as Fight Asthma Now, or FAN, an educational manual taught by the counselors and medical officials. Children can also properly address their asthma with assistance from the physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and counselors provided by the camp.Shameka Clemons, a camp counselor, told the AFRO about her niece’s experience with asthma. “My niece used to have a hard time playing. Once she got to camp and did FAN she learned how to deal with it,” Clemons said. “She’s much better and not afraid to go out and play because she can control it.”Since the camp began, more than 400 kids have attended, according to Johnson. The camp offers either a day camp or children can attend the overnight camp. Sessions are for 5 days and 4 nights and are free for the children. The camp is in partnership with organizations like the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club, and receives funding from various sources including managed care organization.Breathe D.C. and Camp Breathe Happy strive to assist the metropolitan region in the prevention and education of lung disease and asthma. “They’re [the children] at camp, meeting new people and making new friends, but they’re learning at the same time,” Clemons said.last_img read more

Study reveals traits and evolutionary history of carnivorous bats

first_imgA Common Vampire Bat, Desmodus rotundus, feeding on an animal. Showcase of taxidermied animals, Natural History Museum, Vienna. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY 3.0 © 2016 Study in bats and rodents offers insights on how viruses spread across species More information: Sharlene E. Santana et al. Go big or go fish: morphological specializations in carnivorous bats, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2016). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0615AbstractSpecialized carnivory is relatively uncommon across mammals, and bats constitute one of the few groups in which this diet has evolved multiple times. While size and morphological adaptations for carnivory have been identified in other taxa, it is unclear what phenotypic traits characterize the relatively recent evolution of carnivory in bats. To address this gap, we apply geometric morphometric and phylogenetic comparative analyses to elucidate which characters are associated with ecological divergence of carnivorous bats from insectivorous ancestors, and if there is morphological convergence among independent origins of carnivory within bats, and with other carnivorous mammals. We find that carnivorous bats are larger and converged to occupy a subset of the insectivorous morphospace, characterized by skull shapes that enhance bite force at relatively wide gapes. Piscivorous bats are morphologically distinct, with cranial shapes that enable high bite force at narrow gapes, which is necessary for processing fish prey. All animal-eating species exhibit positive allometry in rostrum elongation with respect to skull size, which could allow larger bats to take relatively larger prey. The skull shapes of carnivorous bats share similarities with generalized carnivorans, but tend to be more suited for increased bite force production at the expense of gape, when compared with specialized carnivorans.Press release Skulls from an insectivorous bat (top), a carnivorous bat (middle) and a fish-eating bat (bottom). Credit: Sharlene Santana Bats hold a special place among the creatures of the world, at least from the perspective of us humans, throughout history we have been both frightened and mesmerized by their ways. But until now, it has not been clear what sorts of evolutionary changes they have gone through that has allowed some species to become carnivorous—eating such prey as rodents, frogs, birds, lizards and a few even dine on other bats. To learn more about the adaptations that have occurred that allowed for this change in diet, the research pair gained access to 140 bat skulls representing 35 species and proceeded to study them using geometric morphometrics—where spatial landmarks are used to note features independent of the overall size of the object under study.In looking at their data, the researchers discovered that carnivorous bats are on average bigger than non-meat eating bats, and they also tend to have longer snouts, which likely make it easier to take down prey. It would also allow for closing the jaw faster, the researchers noted, a good skill to have when trying to grab an animal that is attempting to flee. The researchers also found that one group of carnivorous bats stood out from the others—those that eat fish. Regardless of location, they all tended to have slightly shorter and wider snouts which typically projected slightly upwards—adaptations that would make it easier to catch and hold onto a slippery wet fish. What the researchers found most striking was the similarity in adaptations—species that had been separated by millions of years of evolution and who lived in vastly different environments, tended to have the same adaptations to allow them to catch and eat other animals. They noted too some similarities between carnivorous bats and other meat eaters, such as bears, dogs and especially weasels, which like the bats, tend to eat animals that are larger than they are. 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: Proceedings of the Royal Society B (—A pair of researchers with the University of Washington has found similarities between different types of carnivorous bats compared to those that are insectivores or those that eat fruit, nectar or of course blood. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Sharlene Santana and Elena Cheung describe their study and analysis of multiple species of bats and what they found by doing so. Citation: Study reveals traits and evolutionary history of carnivorous bats (2016, May 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore furtherlast_img read more

Australasian Travel Manager Survey charts airline hotel trends

first_imgThe latest Australasian Travel Manager Survey released by CWT Solutions Group indicates that travel buyers are not keeping track of extra costs in their flight budgets.The survey found a number of trends across air and hotel buyers.In terms of airline management results, 69 per cent of Australasian buyers have air deals of 2 years or less and 81 per cent of buyers believe that the current commercial environment one is a positive one in which to manage airline negotiations.However, the survey also found that 0 per cent of respondent buyers track and measure their ancillary charges and fuel charges.With regards to hotel management results, 88 per cent of hotel contracts run from January to December while 90 per cent of buyers renegotiate their hotel rates annually, with 6 per cent doing so every 2 year. In addition, the most important facility for buyers to gain from hotel negotiations is Wi-Fi, with 68 per cent holding this to be “quite important” and “very important”.CWT Solutions Group, Asia Pacific senior director Mike Orchard said that many buyer’s negotiations were now outsourced.“It’s clear that buyers in Australasia are ready to start renegotiating their airline and hotel agreements, however it’s important they understand the complexities in doing so,” Mr Orchard said.“Our research shows that more than 50 per cent of buyers prefer to use external consultancy support to help them get the best results.”Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

Arnhem Land plan could open the door on Indigenous tourism

first_imgHard to reach areas of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory may be opened to tourism, under a new ethical tourism plan that aims to create economic development for the region and its Yolgnu people.Currently, Arnhem Land cannot be reached without a permit and the area is restricted only to a small number of cultural tours, The Guardian reported.However, the Lirrwi Tourism corporation unveiled the plan to relax entry rules at the indigenous Garma Festival last Sunday.Lirrwi Tourism chairman Djawa Burarrwanga said that the corporation wanted to create 50 new indigenous  businesses (including tour companies) that will employ up to 1ooo Yolgnu people by 2032.Mr Burarrwanga  said that future tours for visitors may be divided along gender lines as they already are and that tours would help benefit Yolgnu families involved.Tours for men could include making and fishing with spears and tours for women could include learning about bush medicines and local crafts.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more