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Kai Sotto leaves for US on Monday

November 27, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “Our first stop is in the US in Atlanta where we will train for two months,” his father and former PBA veteran Ervin Sotto told reporters in Filipino during Kai’s press conference and sendoff at Marquee Tent in EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City. “What Kai needs is to strengthen his body. Basketball is a physical game so in order for him to stay in step with the best he needs to undergo intensive training to build his body,” he said. “He already has the height, skills and instincts and for me as his father and an ex-professional basketball player what he only lacks is strength.” FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 7-foot-2 Sotto has offers from five European teams, four from Spain and the other in Germany.Sotto on Monday announced his plans to go abroad and train full-time. Google Philippines names new country director Player of the Week: Ian Sangalang fuels Hotshots’ playoff drive Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKai Sotto’s grueling journey to the NBA begins on Monday when he leaves for the US.Sotto, Philippine basketball’s brightest young star, is set to train in Atlanta for two months as he sets out to become the first homegrown Filipino to make the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

Sports Highlights

November 17, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1730hoursEXPECTED STORIES: *Pre-match conference ahead of India vs England 3rd ODI. *Report of unofficial Test between India A and England Lions.STORIES ON THE WIRE:SPO-WOM-COACHRamesh Powar named Indian women’s team interim coachMumbai, July 16 (PTI) Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed the interim coach of the national women’s cricket team until the BCCI finds a suitable replacement for Tushar Arothe. SPO-IND-PREVIEW India look to overcome teething middle-order problems in series’ finale By Chetan Narula Leeds, Jul 16 (PTI) Their middle-order frailties laid bare in the previous match, India would be aiming to plug the loopholes in tomorrow’s deciding third and final ODI against England, where a win would fetch Virat Kohli’s men their 10th successive series triumph.SPO-BOX-YOUTHGold rush for India at Serbian youth boxing tournamentNew Delhi, Jul 16 (PTI) Indian boxers ruled the ring at the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina youth tournament, ending with a whopping seven gold medals to claim the overall top spot in the event in Subotica, Serbia.SPO-ATP-RANKINGSDjokovic back in top 10 after Wimbledon exploitsPyeongchang(South Korea), Jul 16 (AFP) Novak Djokovic’s fourth Wimbledon win propelled him back into the top 10 of the latest ATP rankings released Monday.SPO-WTA-RANKINGSSerena Williams climbs 153 spots in WTA rankings to No. 28London, Jul 16 (AP) Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30.SPO-FOOT-CONSTANTINEConstantine calls 4 U-17 World Cup players for SAFF Championship campadvertisementNew Delhi, July 16 (PTI) National football team coach Stephen Constantine has called up four U-17 World Cup players for the SAFF Championship preparatory camp. PTI APA APA APAlast_img read more

Sturridge feeling ‘healthy’ for Liverpool

November 16, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgLiverpool Injury-ravaged Sturridge tells Klopp he is ‘healthy’ and ready to lead Liverpool line Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 16:11 10/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Daniel Sturridge Liverpool Getty Liverpool Liverpool v Maribor Maribor UEFA Champions League Premier League The England international has struggled to stay off the treatment table in recent years, but he is feeling good and looking for regular game time Daniel Sturridge is “feeling good” and believes he is “healthy” enough to lead from the front for Liverpool.A succession of injury problems have prevented the England international from making the impact expected of him at Anfield.Sturridge 9/4 to score first vs. Maribor Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Despite enjoying a positive start to life on Merseyside, as he worked alongside Luis Suarez, the 28-year-old has struggled to keep himself off the treatment table.He has been able to make 11 appearances for Liverpool this season, though, and with Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho having been nursing knocks of late, Sturridge is determined to take his chance to shine.He told the Liverpool Echo ahead of another potential run-out against Maribor in the Champions League on Wednesday: “We’ve been in the Champions League two times since I’ve been at the club.“Obviously I missed out the first time but hopefully I can be a big part of this European campaign.“I played in the competition many times for Chelsea and we won it when I was there.“It’s nothing new to me. You want to be playing at this level. I am ready for when the opportunity comes.“The manager picks the team. We’ll have to wait and see what he decides.“From my perspective, I’m feeling good. I want to stay healthy and I want to keep scoring goals for the team.“It’s my job to go out there, put my best foot forward and show what I can do.”Daniel Sturridge Liverpool Huddersfield Town Premier LeagueSturridge has not found the target in Europe’s elite club competition since November 2010, and not started a Champions League fixture since turning out for Chelsea against Napoli in March 2012.He was, however, among the goals in his last outing for Liverpool against Huddersfield – his 100th effort at club level – and is looking to find a regular run of games which will allow him to return to his best.Sturridge added: “For all strikers, it’s important to be playing to get your rhythm to be able to produce your best football.“You want to help the team win. All strikers have that mentality where they want to show what they can do. I enjoy scoring goals. It’s what I love to do.“Saturday was a good day for us but we’ve got two more big games to go before the international break and it’s vital we keep it going.”It’s Maribor and then West Ham – we need six points out of six.“We have a squad full of talented footballers here. We will push as hard as we possibly can to ensure we reach the targets set by the manager. We all want to bring success to this club.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Isco & Asensio concern Spain boss

November 14, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgReal Madrid Isco & Asensio concern Spain boss after struggling for Real Madrid minutes Jamie Smith 20:02 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Marco Asensio and Isco Getty Images Real Madrid World Cup Isco Spain Primera División The Blancos duo have been warned that they are not seeing enough game time as plans are pieced together for this summer’s World Cup finals Spain coach Julen Lopetegui is worried Isco and Marco Asensio will not play enough for Real Madrid as he steps up his preparation for the World Cup.Isco has started 14 La Liga games for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season but was absent for Saturday’s 4-1 win at Valencia due to a hip injury.The victory at Mestalla was the first match of the season Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo started together and the return of the ‘BBC’ strikeforce could limit Isco’s involvement over the second half of the campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Asensio may also be pushed down the pecking order even though he has scored four La Liga goals – double Benzema’s haul despite starting three league matches fewer.While Isco and Asensio’s game time is a concern for Lopetegui with the World Cup approaching, the form of Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid is a positive, the Brazil-born forward having scored three goals in his five appearances since returning from Chelsea.”I’m sure they will play again, but I’m worried that Marco and Isco play little,” Lopetegui told reporters at the Spanish Sports Press Awards.”Diego Costa has not surprised me and he can be in the next squad.”Royal Spanish Football Federation president Juan Luis Larrea, also speaking at the event, confirmed Lopetegui is set to sign a new Spain contract.”The renewal of Julen is underway,” Larrea said.”And it is very likely that it will be closed soon.”last_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk MumbaiMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 15:07 IST Indians vs Sunrisers Playing 11: David Warner has returned to Australia (Courtesy by BCCI)Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be aiming for two crucial points and boost their chances of making it to the playoffs when they take on Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.Sunrisers are placed at the fourth spot with 12 points, just below Mumbai who have 14 points from 12 games.In their last match against Kings XI Punjab, SRH had secured a comfortable 45-run win at home riding on the heroics of David Warner.However, with Warner gone, the Kane Williamson-led side will have to reassess their strategy, especially in the batting department. Martin Guptil, in all likelihood, will come into the playing XI and Williamson will be hoping that he scores big just like Warner and gives them a solid start.Sunrisers Hyderabad Likely Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Abhishek Sharma.LEGENDS! #OrangeArmy #RiseWithUs Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 1, 2019On the other hand, Mumbai lost their last encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders by 34 runs, and thus would be desperate for a win to confirm their berth in the playoffs.Mumbai Indians Likely Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Barinder Sran, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.Recent form, head-to-head record and more as we preview tonight’s clash #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #MIvSRH Indians (@mipaltan) May 2, 2019MI and SRH squads:Mumbai Indians: Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Beuran Hendricks, Pankaj Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rasikh SalamadvertisementSunrisers Hyderabad: Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma.Also Read | Hardik Pandya will do great things for Indian cricket, feels Kieron PollardAlso Read | Not thinking of IPL 2019 playoffs, focussing on next 2 games: Krunal PandyaAlso Read | Will miss you: SRH after David Warner leaves for Australia’s World Cup campAlso Watch: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 Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow mi today squadFollow srh today squadFollow MI vs SRHFollow IPL 2019 Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing 11: Who will replace David Warner?Mumbai vs Hyderabad Predicted Playing 11: Sunrisers Hyderabad will have to find a replacement for David Warner in their remaining two league matches. Mumbai Indians on the other hand, have all of their overseas players available till now.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgA north-end Sydney area with heritage streetscapes has received provincial designation as Nova Scotia’s sixth heritage conservation district. The North End Sydney Heritage Conservation District was announced at a reception today, Oct.10 at St. Patrick’s Church. The new designation, established under the province’s Heritage Property Act, comes after a four-year effort by community residents, members of the Old Sydney Society, and staff and officials of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, in conjunction with the provincial government. “This is a positive step towards preserving an historic neighbourhood in Cape Breton Regional Municipality,” said Bill Dooks, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “It will allow the district’s heritage to be protected while permitting residents to enjoy the benefits of new development.” The project highlights the value of combining the efforts of community members, heritage organizations and multiple levels of government to preserve Nova Scotia’s rich heritage. It reflects one of the strategic directions included in the province’s heritage strategy, A Treasured Past, a Precious Future, launched earlier this year. “The District contains the oldest buildings in Sydney, including several that were built shortly after the community’s founding in 1785,” said Tom Wilson, chair of the municipality’s Heritage Advisory Committee. “It has already become a significant attraction for visitors to the area, especially the thousands of cruise-ship passengers who come to Sydney each year.” Cape Breton Regional Municipality has adopted a heritage conservation district bylaw to reinforce the efforts of north-end Sydney to preserve historic property. Finalized after intensive community consultations, it includes a heritage plan that sets standards for demolition, building and the development of streetscapes. The bylaw allows blending of old and new properties in the designated area, encourages renovation and allows for new development. The North End Sydney Heritage Conservation District is roughly bounded by Desbarres, George and Nepean streets, and the Esplanade.last_img read more

In the news today May 31

October 17, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgSix stories in the news for Thursday, May 31———CANADA AWAITS U.S. DECISION ON STEEL-ALUMINUM DUTIESThe federal government is waiting to hear from Washington on whether the U.S. will impose punishing duties in steel and aluminum imports. Canada, Mexico and Europe were exempted from those duties when they were first imposed in March but those exemptions expire on Friday. The Associated Press reports that the U.S. is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum, but the new agency’s sources did not indicate if Canada would also be hit with the tariffs.———DEAL REACHED TO RESTORE CHURCHILL RAIL SERVICEAn agreement in principle has been reached to restore rail service to Churchill and revive the northern Manitoba community’s port. The federal government and a consortium of northern communities called One North are among the partners in the project to take over the rail line, which has been out of service since severe flooding last spring. The current owner, Denver-based Omnitrax, has said it cannot afford the tens of millions of dollars in repairs.———ONTARIO ELECTION DELAYS PLAN TO ‘TRIAGE’ ASYLUM SEEKERSA plan to “triage” asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border to move some migrants out of Quebec and into Ontario has stalled because of Ontario’s provincial election campaign. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says nothing can be finalized until there is a new government in place after the June 7 election.———WHAT ABOUT ENERGY EAST?Federal Conservatives say if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is willing to save the Trans Mountain pipeline to move oil to the west coast, he should be equally willing to do the same to revive a pipeline to bring oil to the east coast. A day after Ottawa made a $4.5-billion offer to buy Trans Mountain from Kinder Morgan, Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt questions why Trudeau isn’t putting up the same fight to save Energy East.———IUDs SHOULD BE CONTRACEPTIVE OF CHOICE FOR TEENSThe Canadian Paediatric Society is recommending teen girls who are considering contraception should look to intrauterine devices as their first-line choice. The CPS, in its first position statement on the issue, says IUDs provide the greatest protection against an unplanned pregnancy. The recommendation is to be released Thursday during the organization’s annual meeting in Quebec City.———QUEBECER CLIMBS MOUNT LOGANA Montreal mountaineer has become the first woman to scale Canada’s highest mountain on a solo trek. Monique Richard reached the 5,959-metre peak in Yukon’s Kluane National Park about two weeks after beginning the climb. Parks Canada says there is no record in its data stretching back to the late 1800s of any woman reaching the summit in a solo climb.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— The Federation of Canadians Municipalities’ annual conference begins today at the Halifax Convention Centre.— Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will speak to volunteers and supporters in Truro, N.S.— The Canadian Public Health Association will wrap up its annual Public Health conference in Montreal.— Statistics Canada data releases today include first-quarter GDP.— The CRTC will release a digital report on future distribution models for programming in Canada.— A judge-alone trial begins in Toronto for twice convicted killer Dellen Millard for the alleged murder of his father, Wayne Millard.— Man in Motion Rick Hansen will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Lethbridge’s spring convocation.last_img read more

The first Imagine Awards handed out in Ottawa

October 14, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgAPTN National NewsTen recipients have been announced for the first annual Imagine a Canada awards.The ceremony today at Rideau Hall in Ottawa brought children and youth together from across the country.APTN’s Annette Francis reports.afrancis@aptn.calast_img

As the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) held a solemn memorial in tribute to two Jordanian peacekeepers killed last week by unidentified gunmen, the senior UN envoy to the country vowed to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.First Lieutenant Ahmad Mohammad Beairat had just deployed to Haiti five days prior to being shot on 10 November, while Corporal Rami Wasef Almahameed had been serving since last May and was due to return to Jordan yesterday. He is survived by his wife and by his three-month old daughter who was born while he was in Haiti.“Let there be no doubt that in conjunction with the Haitian National Police we will spare no efforts to apprehend the perpetrators of this despicable crime and ensure that they are brought to justice,” said the senior UN envoy to the country, Edmond Mulet, at Thursday’s ceremony.Both soldiers “will be remembered by their comrades as highly dedicated and disciplined men, with a sense of duty and loyalty,” he said, praising the “courage and exemplary service rendered by the Jordanian Battalion and by all MINUSTAH military personnel, who brave constant danger day and night in their mission of protecting the citizens of Haiti and of restoring security to establish an environment in which humanitarian aid can be delivered, social services can be restored and infrastructures can be rebuilt.”With Haiti’s municipal and local elections slated to take place in less than three weeks, Mr. Mulet said the process is “central to the people’s aspiration for peace and reconciliation” and emphasized that achieve that is essential to progress.“We will not allow that this process be derailed and that their hope for a better future be destroyed,” he pledged. read more

I condemn the continuing launching of rockets from #Gaza. Enough #Palestinian and #Israeli lives have been lost, people injured, houses damaged and destroyed! It is time to de-escalate and return to the understandings of the past few months before it is too late. #UN— Nickolay E. MLADENOV (@nmladenov) May 5, 2019 The UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, issued a similar call for calm on Saturday and continues to work closely with Egypt and all concerned parties to restore calm.Against a backdrop of longstanding shortages of basic goods and services in Gaza linked to a more than decade-long air, sea and land blockade by Israel, Palestinian protests began over a year ago in the Strip. In an ongoing cycle of violence, close to 200 Palestinians have been killed, including more than 40 children, and over 1,300 have been injured. According to news reports, several women, children and men on both sides have been killed and injured as a result of the violence.Deploring the “risk of yet another dangerous escalation and further loss of life on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan,” on Sunday, the UN chief condemned “in the strongest terms the launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel, particularly the targeting of civilian population centres”. He urged all parties to “exercise maximum restraint, immediately de-escalate and return to the understandings of the past few months,” referring to a fragile Egypt-brokered and UN-backed ceasefire, which was recently agreed.  read more

first_imgWe’ve been doing a little bit of detective work around here to find out when Amazon’s Android Appstore would be launching, and it seems our prediction last week was right. Amazon is officially launching its Android Appstore this morning. The store will directly compete with Google’s Android Market.It all sounds like a dream for us Android owners: better prices, exclusive apps, higher quality apps, and so on. But, let’s not forget that this magical app store is not going to make everyone happy, especially AT&T Android users.According to PCMag, AT&T’s Android phones are the “most-locked down in the industry.” You can’t install third-party apps from outside the Android Market, which means you can’t install any apps from the Amazon Appstore.We found out last week that Rovio said it would release Angry Birds Rio on March 22 exclusively to the Amazon Appstore. The exclusive app is available for free today, but it won’t be available for those on AT&T right away.We checked on the Shazam app in Amazon’s Appstore, and found in the “Product Details” section under “Download restrictions,” there’s a part about AT&T saying that the company is working on enabling purchases from the Amazon Appstore in the near future.Amazon goes on to say that if you have an AT&T phone or tablet, you currently can’t install the Amazon Appstore or purchase apps from it. You can sign up at the AT&T website to be notified by AT&T when you will be able to install it on AT&T devices, though.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek police have arrested a 24-year-old man on charges of distributing child abuse material over the internet.Police managed to track the man down at his home located in central Macedonia thanks to a tip-off from the US Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).The NCMEC has been a big help to Greek authorities of late.On Tuesday the Centre assisted police in locating a 43-year-old in Athens, who has been allegedly distributing child abuse material online.last_img

first_imgPremière : des scientifiques parviennent à changer le parfum des fleursCalifornie, États-Unis – Une rose au parfum de fraise pour la Saint-Valentin ? On pourrait bien vous en offrir une d’ici quelques années, grâce à la découverte des gènes codant pour les essences chimiques qui donnent aux fleurs leur fameux parfum.Les chercheurs de l’Institut des aliments et des sciences agricoles de l’université de Floride sont parvenus à déceler les gènes responsables du parfum des fleurs. Cette découverte pourrait permettre de modifier l’arôme naturel des fleurs. Il serait alors possible de le prononcer davantage, de l’amoindrir ou de le remplacer par une multitude d’autres. “Pendant longtemps, les cultivateurs se sont focalisés sur l’aspect de la fleur, sa taille, sa couleur et combien de temps dure sa floraison, mais son parfum était ignoré”, a noté David Clark, professeur d’horticulture à l’université de Floride.En dix ans, ces chercheurs ont analysé les gènes de 8.000 pétunias. Ils ont notamment découvert que le gène du parfum de l’huile de rose était similaire à celui qui donne ce goût si particulier à la tomate. Ils ont ainsi été capables de créer des tomates plus savoureuses et envisagent de les commercialiser au même titre que les roses transformées.Le 14 février 2010 à 10:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Wind batters cherry crop in Washington

September 19, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgYAKIMA — Wind is damaging Washington’s cherry crop, but how much is not yet known.“Some say significant, but we won’t know until it runs over the line,” said B.J. Thurlby, president of Northwest Cherry Growers in Yakima, referring to when wind-damaged fruit reaches packing lines.Before winds reaching 35 mph hit the area on Wednesday, up to 90 percent of cherries were being packed, which is an excellent rate, Thurlby told the Capital Press.That percentage will probably drop.Wind bangs cherries around, bruising them as they hit or rub branches, leaves and other cherries. The riper the fruit, the more susceptible to damage they are. Rainiers bruise more easily than dark cherries.A lighter crop helps in some areas because clusters aren’t so tight, putting cherries in constant contact with each other.Charles Lyall, a grower in Mattawa, east and a little north of Yakima, said he may lose 20 to 25 percent of his Rainier cherries to wind.“We’ve had a little wind all season, but it really dumped on us (Wednesday),” he said. “So on the edges (of orchards), we’re just walking away from it (not picking).”last_img read more

first_imgElections run on local county officials. The DHS is focusing its efforts on county officials to secure the vote in 2020. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images As special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Russian hacking and collusion with the Trump campaign ends, the Department of Homeland Security is gearing up to prevent a repeat for the 2020 US presidential election. The federal agency, which formed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency last November, said that it’s “doubling down” on its efforts, calling election security for 2020 a top priority. It hopes to do that by focusing on local election officials, Matt Masterson, a DHS senior adviser on election security, said in an interview with CNET. The emphasis on local represents a new tact as the DHS tries to shut down foreign interference in the US elections. While the agency worked with all 50 states during the 2018 midterm elections, security experts said the outreach needs to zoom in on a county level. There are about 8,800 county election officials across the US, and they are the people responsible for your voting machines, your polling place’s security and handling vote auditing. “It may actually be the most important part of the entire infrastructure, these local county officials,” said Jake Braun, executive director of the University of Chicago’s Cyber Policy Initiative and co-founder of the Defcon Voting Machine Hacking Village. Before the election in 2016, the DHS didn’t have an established network of election officials to work with on security issues. It wasn’t until hacking threats became a national concern during the last presidential election that the DHS ramped up its efforts. A real threatUS Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report stated that up to 26 Russian nationals were behind hacking efforts and disinformation campaigns during the 2016 presidential election. These cyberattacks included hacks against the Democratic National Committee and access to voter registration databases.  Since then, the DHS has provided state election officials with resources like penetration testing, weekly reports on vulnerabilities and sensors that could detect hacking attempts. Most of that outreach has been for high-level election officials in each state, but the DHS is now focusing on individual counties.”We’ve done a good job reaching them, but we have a lot of area for growth there,” Masterson said. To do that, the DHS hired election security experts like Noah Praetz, the former director of elections in Cook County, Illinois. He’s seen what county officials needed during the 2018 elections and has been addressing the DHS’s gap with local election security since February. Braun said Praetz has been traveling to meet with local election officials and addressing security concerns and explaining how the DHS can help. Social disinformation awarenessThe DHS is also hoping to train local election officials to help counter disinformation from social media. That was one of the agency’s biggest concerns on Election Day in 2018, that people would spread lies on Facebook and Twitter to dissuade people from voting. Masterson said the DHS is connecting social media companies with local election officials to help them identify disinformation online and prevent it from spreading. A Twitter spokesperson pointed at its efforts for the 2018 midterm elections, and said it will continue those efforts for the 2020 election. Facebook said it worked closely with the DHS in 2018 and intends to continue working with local election officials in 2020.The social media giant said it set up a way for local election officials to contact Facebook directly if they see disinformation spreading.”It really is about empowering the trusted messengers in that community to talk with the voters,” Masterson said. “The county officials are directly engaged in the process, which is really important.” Resources lackingDespite the hyperlocal outreach, both the DHS and local election officials are still challenged by a lack of resources. Masterson said the agency hopes to have 100 percent auditable systems by 2020, but a major roadblock is funding. In 2018, Congress set aside $380 million for election security funds, which Masterson said was an “important first step” but not nearly enough to upgrade voting systems across the US. “There’s so many systems that support elections that need investments and upgrades,” Masterson said. “Money remains a challenge, resources remain a challenge.”Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would direct $1.5 billion to county election officials to buy new voting technology. The For the People Act passed in the House but hasn’t come up for a vote in the Senate. “It’s great to do an assessment and know where your vulnerabilities are, it’s another to actually fix them,” Braun said. “Congress has to pass this bill or no one is actually going to be able to implement the mitigation program.” States also aren’t required to spend money on election security — as it’s currently a voluntary standard. Last June, a group of lawmakers introduced the Protecting American Votes and Elections Act, which would require paper ballots and audits on federal elections.”The cybersecurity experts are clear: the most secure and cost-effective method of voting is hand-marked paper ballots,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon and one of the lawmakers behind the bill. “Anything else creates unnecessary risk while gouging taxpayers in order to enrich politically-connected voting machine manufacturers.” But until it’s mandatory, local counties aren’t working with much funding, and the federal agency wants to make sure that every cent is wisely spent.The DHS has been working to help county election officials, advising them last June on how to spend the $380 million election security funds.”We are so focused on doing anything we can to support that,” Masterson said. “It’s not just based on a ‘wouldn’t-it-be-nice,’ it’s informed by risks we’ve seen out in the field.” Politics Security Tags 0center_img Share your voice Post a commentlast_img read more

first_imgSchematic representation of a double spin domain system coupled to a single reservoir. Here we denote the first spin domain containing N1 spins as D1 where the spins are shown as red arrows, the second spin domain 2 with N2 spins is labelled as D2 with the spins represented by the blue arrows. In both domains, each spin couples with the bosonic reservoir (at temperature T ) with the coupling constant g. Credit: arXiv:1612.08963 [quant-ph] Citation: When collective spins in a double domain system relax towards a negative-temperature state (2018, February 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The concept of temperature has evolved over a very long period of time, from descriptions of simple sensations to theoretical states of physical systems. In their paper, the researchers with this new effort describe their investigation of relaxation in dual collective spins in a double domain system and some configurations that can result under certain extreme circumstances. Of particular interest are situations involving spin domains in antiparallel configurations, which, when unbalanced, can wind up relaxing toward a negative temperature state. At first glance, such an occurrence would seem impossible, because it suggests there is a circumstance in which some bit of material could be cooled below absolute zero, which, of course, goes against current understanding—but theory suggests it is possible.The idea of a negative temperature state is used by the researchers as an explanation of an occurrence in the real world—population inversion, in which atoms are pushed from a lower energy level to a higher energy level and are then allowed to fall back, resulting in light emission. This is how laser pointers work. When physicists discovered such a property was possible, they took another look at spin, which gives atoms their magnetic properties, and found that spin systems could be coaxed into behaving in more ways than was thought possible—some have even been found to become inverted, which could lead to a system that flows naturally upward in energy levels. In this new effort, the researchers report the possibility of pockets of atoms, two in this case, to have spins that share a reservoir, and which have a fixed temperature. When the two pockets are the same size, the math showed, half of the spins wind up in a higher state, and the other half in the lower state. But when the pockets are different sizes, the spins wind up flowing toward the higher state, making one pocket more inverted than the other, leading to the idea of negative temperatures. Explore further Researchers observe dynamical quantum phase transitions in an interacting many-body system 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. More information: Yusuke Hama et al. Relaxation to Negative Temperatures in Double Domain Systems, Physical Review Letters (2018). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.060403 , On Arxiv: engineering of quantum systems and their environments has led to our ability now to design composite or complex systems with the properties one desires. In fact, this allows us to couple two or more distinct systems to the same environment where potentially unusual behavior and dynamics can be exhibited. In this Letter we investigate the relaxation of two giant spins or collective spin ensembles individually coupled to the same reservoir. We find that, depending on the configuration of the two individual spin ensembles, the steady state of the composite system does not necessarily reach the ground state of the individual systems, unlike what one would expect for independent environments. Further, when the size of one individual spin ensemble is much larger than the second, collective relaxation can drive the second system to an excited steady state even when it starts in the ground state; that is, the second spin ensemble relaxes towards a negative-temperature steady state. © 2018 Journal information: Physical Review Letters A team of researchers from several institutions in Japan has described a physical system that can be described as existing above “absolute hot” and also below absolute zero. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group outlines their ideas on collective spins in double domain systems and the interesting situations that can occur within them. , arXivlast_img read more

The cultural potpourri

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first_imgThe Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre will be presenting an interesting set of cultural programmes till March 22.ZESTBoxes, chairs, ladders, wheels … and birds by Naresh Kapuria. The three dimensional work depicts the journey of life towards materialistic and spiritual attainments. ‘Clouds in the art work symbolize the abode of materialistic or spiritual journey. The works portraying materialistic struggle are the ones with chairs where the journey is to attain power ‘The Chair’. The pieces portraying spiritual enlightenment are with ladders ‘Towards Moksha’. The birds in the paintings are the living beings. There is also use on cycle and kite in his works. The exhibition will be on from March 14 to 17. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’THE LOST EUROPEAN (Az elveszett európai) The lost european is a Documentary film, directed by József Sipos (2014),  it will be screened on March 19. Even after the 70th anniversary of the events, it is purposeful to keep the memory of the Holocaust and Raoul Wallenberg vivid. The film attempts to draw a coherent picture about the pre-war Raoul Wallenberg, who is still not a mythic hero but an orphaned child who is still a member of one of the wealthiest Swedish families, though never successful in the world of bourgeoisies. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIt  presents a valid picture about a man who got a job according to absolutely contingent causes with a Hungarian Jew and whose fate thus became inter-connected with the tragic fate of Eastern-European Jews.JAZZICAL TRIO The members of Norbert Kael’s Jazzical trio are internationally acclaimed musicians. Their main profile is creating a fusion of classical and jazz styles using a new approach, and creating a unique sound. They arrange popular classical pieces into jazz, keeping their original character and adding a new flavour to them. Blending two worlds into one striking and yet tasteful combination and will be performing from March 22 to 29last_img read more

first_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more April 26, 2016 — A new study from Elizabeth A. Rafferty, M.D., formerly of Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues evaluated the screening performance of digital mammography combined with tomosynthesis compared with digital mammography alone for women with varying levels of breast density. The study appears in the April 26 issue of JAMA.Breast density is associated with reduced mammographic sensitivity and specificity, and increased tumor size and worsened prognosis are associated with increased breast density. Currently, 24 states have laws mandating that women be notified of the implications of breast density, thereby encouraging discussions between patients and physicians regarding the need for supplemental screening. However, which, if any, additional testing should be recommended for women with dense breasts is not known.This study included data from screening performance metrics from 13 U.S. institutions, which were reported for 12 months using digital mammography alone and from the date of introduction of tomosynthesis. Subgroups included the four breast density categories used for clinical reporting. Overall and invasive cancer detection rates and recall rate with and without tomosynthesis were analyzed in patients with both nondense and dense breasts.Of 452,320 examinations, 278,906 were digital mammography alone and 173,414 digital mammography plus tomosynthesis; 2,157 cancers were diagnosed. The researchers found that the addition of tomosynthesis to digital mammography for screening was associated with a 50 percent increase in cancer detection rate and a 14 percent reduction in recall rate for women with both dense and nondense breast tissue.“These combined gains were largest for women with heterogeneously dense breasts, potentially addressing limitations in cancer detection seen with digital mammography alone in this group, but were not significant in women with extremely dense breasts,” the authors reported.They also noted that for women classified as having dense breast tissue, most have heterogeneously dense breasts, mandating caution in drawing conclusions regarding the performance of tomosynthesis for the small proportion of women with extremely dense breasts.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Breast Imaging | April 26, 2016 Tomosynthesis Plus Digital Mammography Improves Cancer Detection New study finds supplementing mammograms with tomosynthesis increases detection and lowers recall rates for women with both dense and non-dense breast tissue Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Related Contentlast_img read more

Arenal Volcano spews vapor and gas

August 19, 2019 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgRising smoke from Arenal Volcano caught the attention of tourists and area residents this week, but while the volcano’s misty top might be nice to look at, experts assure that the famous colossus is not waking from its slumber.“Sometimes at Arenal water vapor and gas will combine to create these clouds,” Maria Martínez, a vulcanologist with the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) told The Tico Times. “When there are periods of heavy rain, large amounts of water will enter into parts of the volcano where there is a lot of heat and evaporate, but the clouds do not contain any magma.”In 1968 Arenal awoke from a 500-year slumber with a devastating eruption and became one of the most visibly active volcanoes in the world. The volcano’s explosions and lava flows were a premier tourist attraction in Costa Rica for more than 40 years until 2010, when the volcano suddenly stopped its dramatic displays. Though Arenal is still considered active, it has fallen into what scientists expect to be a long slumber. For five years OVSICORI has not registered any magmatic gasses or internal seismic activity.In 2013, the volcano showed vapor clouds for the first time since the lava stopped flowing. The smoke clouds set off rumors that the volcano would begin erupting again, exciting tourism operators that had relied on Arenal’s showmanship for decades. Despite optimism from many in the area, vulcanologists say there are no signs that the volcano will wake up anytime soon.Still, scientists have admitted that there’s no way to know for sure.“We don’t have any way to tell how long the volcano will be in this lower activity level,” Martínez said. “It could be days, decades or it could be centuries.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Turrialba Volcano steams Looking back: A microscopic wasp and other amazing Costa Rica wildlife stories Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson files human rights lawsuit against Costa Rica Turrialba Volcano again spews ash and vaporlast_img read more