IND vs WI 2nd ODI: Shreyas Iyer’s day of reckoning as India pray for full game

first_img Press Trust of India Port of SpainAugust 10, 2019UPDATED: August 10, 2019 14:51 IST India will face West Indies in 2nd ODI of 3-match series on August 11. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will face West Indies in 2nd ODI of 3-match series on SundayThe first ODI was called off due to rain with 13 overs being bowled in totalChris Gayle had a flop show with the bat in the opening gameThe talented Shreyas Iyer will be auditioning for the still vacant number four slot as India would pray for some bright sunshine while taking on West Indies in the second ODI of the three-match series, here on Sunday.Iyer, who didn’t get game time during the T20 series, was in the playing XI during the rain-affected first game, which was abandoned after 13 overs in Guyana.There is very little chance that India will tinker with their batting order so the Mumbaikar has a better chance of getting into action during the second game.Two matches will never be enough to cement his place but a couple of decent outings will surely reduce the pressure on the young shoulders and provide a bit of security to express himself.He has had a good series with the A team in this part of the world, having hit two half centuries against the West Indies A. He has now got a measure of the tracks.Virat Kohli’s guidance and a friendly arm around shoulders from vice-captain Rohit Sharma will work wonders for the Delhi Capitals captain, who in full flow is a treat to watch.Iyer being given a go at number four certainly means that KL Rahul will have to cool his heels till Shikhar Dhawan is persisted at the top of the order.The team combination for the first game is an indicator that after a good World Cup at the top of the order post Dhawan’s injury, Rahul is being looked at as a specialist opener who will only come in place of Dhawan or Rohit in case of an injury to any one of the two.advertisementThe series is also important for Kedar Jadhav, who is next in line to get a permanent boot from the national side after Dinesh Karthik.With Shubman Gill waiting in the wings, time is running out for the pint-sized Maharashtra cricketer, whose batting slot has been a worry for skipper Kohli and coach Shastri.There is a school of thought in the Indian cricket fraternity that Jadhav doesn’t have the requisite technique to bat up the order and neither enough power to clear the ropes consistently at the death.Unless the top order scores runs, Jadhav has time and again been liability, not being able to force unless there is one of the bigger names batting at the other side.His side-arm off-spin is handy but with Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI, how much of it will be utilised is the bigger question.In case Bhuvneshwar Kumar wants some rest, Navdeep Saini could come in while a bit more turn on offer would mean Yuzvendra Chahal back in the mix as an additional spinner. Pacer Khaleel Ahmed will then be dropped from the playing XI.Khaleel went for 27 in three overs and was guilty of bowling short to opener Evin Lewis, who was on 40 when heavens opened up.However both these possibilities look remote as of now since last match got abandoned.Lewis getting some form back augurs well for the Caribbeans who would also want ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle to fire. The Jamaican was in wretched form during his 31-ball-knock that yielded only four runs in the first ODI.With West Indies selection committee not paying heed to his request for a farewell Test match at his home ground, the next two games could well be the last of an eventful and colourful character.Squads: West Indies: Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Roston Chase, John Campbell, Keemo Paul, Oshane ThomasIndia: Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), K Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Navdeep SainiAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli dances with Chris Gayle during rain break in 1st ODIAlso Read | No Chris Gayle for West Indies in Test series vs IndiaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Chris Gayle IND vs WI 2nd ODI: Shreyas Iyer’s day of reckoning as India pray for full gameShreyas Iyer, who didn’t get game time during the T20 series against West Indies, was in the playing XI during the rain-affected first game, which was abandoned after 13 overs in Guyana.advertisementlast_img read more

Bumi Armada Seeks over USD 275 Mln for Cancelled Charter

first_imgzoom Malaysian offshore services provider Bumi Armada Berhad has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Armada Balnaves Pte Ltd (ABPL), filed and served a Statement of Claim in the Supreme Court of Western Australia against the Australian oil and gas company Woodside following a notice to terminate a charter deal.In a statement released yesterday, ABPL made a claim for damages in general which would include a sum of USD 275.8 million plus any additional damages for loss of bargain for the charter contract termination for the Armada Claire floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit from Woodside.An additional sum of USD 7.7 million was sought for work done and materials supplied pursuant to the contract.“Bumi Armada is of the view that there are reasonable grounds to expect a favourable outcome in respect of ABPL’s primary claim against Woodside on the repudiation of the contract,” the company said.Bumi Armada recently said the FPSO charter deal termination is expected to have an impact on its full year 2016 financial results, however it is not known to which extent.The 1993-built Armada Claire has been operating in the Balnaves Field off north-western Australia since August 2014, when it delivered first oil.last_img read more

Majority of flood evacuation orders lifted in Boundary region of BC

first_imgGRAND FORKS, B.C. – The majority of residents in British Columbia’s Boundary region who were forced from their homes by catastrophic floods are free to return home.The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said evacuation orders have been lifted for about 1,400 properties, leaving about 326 addresses to go by Monday afternoon.Emergency operations centre co-ordinator Chris Marsh said the evacuation orders have been downgraded to evacuation alerts as a precautionary move, but that more flooding of the catastrophic scale already seen isn’t anticipated.“(The alerts are) simply to allow us a bit of time to make sure the hot weather we’re having this weekend and will continue to have this week does not threaten any homes with continued high water,” Marsh said.A few of the more damaged communities — including the neighbourhood of North Ruckle in Grand Forks — are taking longer to assess, as they require inspections from Interior Health before they can be deemed safe, he said.Twenty pairs of firefighters fanned out across the region this weekend, assessing damage at each property and assigning it a coloured placard based on what they find.While officials say they’ve been happy to find the majority of properties have been deemed safe, some residents will return to find yellow or red placards on their doors, indicating the need for a certified inspection or that the building has been deemed unsafe to occupy.Homes that were placed on evacuation order because of lost road access, rather than safety on the property, will not have placards.Members of the Canadian Armed Forces remain in the province to assist in flood protection preparations. While about 100 were stationed at Grand Forks, they are being redeployed to other parts of the province that might still be faced with flooding.Military personnel continue to bolster a large gabion and sandbag wall to protect residences in the Twin Lakes area, the regional district of Okanagan-Similkameen said Monday.The regional district issued evacuation orders to four properties six kilometres west of Keremeos, due to the threat to life and safety, on Monday.A map posted by the Fraser River Regional District website that shows locations where evacuation orders are in place indicated the most recent being 18 properties around undiked areas around Nicomen Island and nine properties next to Harrison Bay.last_img read more

Resource Coalition Convoy to Ottawa cancelled

first_imgYu originally had planned to join the Resource Coalition Convoy in Ottawa to voice concerns over Bill C48 and Bills C69, which could threaten the energy industry.The Convoy, organized by Rally 4 Resources and Canada Action, was scheduled to leave Red Deer sometime in mid-February.No plans to reschedule have been made. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – FSJ for LNG says the Resource Coalition Convoy has been cancelled.In a Facebook post, Alan Yu, Founder and Chairman of FSJ for LNG says that it was no longer viable to proceed with the planned Convoy, adding that they will be fully refunding donors.“Unfortunately, we have come to the decision that it is no longer viable to proceed with our planned convoy. We cannot confidently mitigate the unexpected challenges associated with this event. As such, we will be issuing full refunds to all of our donors.”last_img read more

Moroccan Police Arrest Drug Trafficker in Possession 545 Kg of Cannabis

Oujda – Moroccan Police services in the city of Berkane arrested, on Monday, a drug trafficker in possession of 54.5 Kg of cannabis.The squad members, who were acting on a tip-off, ambushed the dealer who was apprehended in possession of 75 grams of cannabis, a police source said.The police dog search helped discover 54 Kg of cannabis, the same source added. The drug trafficker will be brought to justice after the completion of the investigation.

Americans 7 Times More Likely to Be Killed by White Men

By Tatiana FlowersRabat – Last night, a contributor at CNN attacked Donald Trump’s vision for a ban that would profile and block Muslims from entering the United States. During an interview, Van Jones condemned Trump’s vision. “If Trump wants to profile Muslims for mass shootings, profile white men too.”Jones’s comment comes after the deadliest shooting in American history, executed by Omar Mateen, an Afghan Muslim man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State while on the phone with police during the shooting. “I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country. Other countries do it. You look at Israel and you look at others. They do it and they do it successfully. I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense and we have to use our heads,” Trump said in an interview with CBS.But Van does not agree.“The vast majority of the people who are doing the mass shootings in America aren’t Muslims at all. You are seven times more likely to be killed by a right wing, white extremist. If a Christian shoots somebody, we don’t say a Christian shot them, but if a Muslim shoots somebody, we say a Muslim shot them. I think it’s starting to muddy the waters,” he said. See his full commentary here.Van’s comments are supported by extensive media coverage and scientific studies that examine mass shooters, their race, and their political beliefs.Research by The New America Foundation shows, right wing white men have executed more mass shootings in America than radicalized Muslims; however, many may think the opposite is true.Perhaps this false information comes from the extensive media coverage that follows every mass shooting conducted by Muslims.  This misinformation could also stem from the fact that attacks carried out by Muslims are much larger-scale attacks, killing significantly more people. For clarity, The Washington Post created a map showing these disparities.The blue circles represent mass killings operated by white men and the red, for Muslims. The size of the circle represents the volume of the attacks or the amount of people killed as a result of the shooting.The aforementioned study by The New American Foundation shows the number of white man who have conducted mass shootings as those who identify as Muslim.On many occasions, President Obama has urged Americans to refrain from blaming an entire religion for the rise of mass shootings. “Islam is not a part of the problem in combating violent extremism. It is an important part of promoting peace.”According to the data available on the FBI official website, 94 percent of terrorist attacks on American soil since 1980 were perpetrated by non-Muslims. According to the same source, the overwhelming majority of terrorist attacks were committed by Latinos or Jews. read more

Paris Wax Museum Renovates King Mohammed VI Wax Statue

Rabat- According to the Facebook page of Discovery Morocco, Paris’s Musee Grevin wax museum reopened on March 13 after a month of renovation. The statue of King Mohammed VI was one of the wax figures that was reconstructed.The previous statue was an older version of the King attired in a black suit with a blue tie. The new statue wears a grey suit, along with a black tie and a white shirt.King Mohammed VI’s former wax statueThe museum of famous individuals who have had an impact on the course of human history had its first major renovation more than 15 years ago. The museum also has wax figures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former American President  Barack Obama, former French President Francois Hollande, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.Read Also: King Mohammed VI Expresses Sympathy with Families of ET302 Victims read more

MDL showing newgeneration cavity monitoring system at AIMEX

first_imgMDL (Measurement Devices Australia) will introduce a new laser cavity scanner for remotely surveying inaccessible voids and cavities on Stand H1165 during AIMEX, September 6-9. The Cavity-Auto scanning Laser System (C-ALS) Mk3 is a robotic laser system with a diameter of just 50 mm, enabling it to be deployed through pre-drilled boreholes of 65 mm or more for 360o coverage. The system can operate down hole to a depth of 300 m and up hole or horizontally to a distance of 100 m.It is designed for use in ore pass erosion monitoring, stope surveying, void investigation, tunnel surveys, subsidence investigations, abandoned mine inspection and mine rescue operations.The C-ALS Mk3 conforms to the IP67 (water and dust proof) environments standard and, according to the manager of MDL’s Australian operations, Julia Reynolds, will complete an average 10 scan in 15 to 20 minutes while its robust motor has the capacity to operate 24/7. “Measurement absolute accuracy is 5 cm and repeatability/resolution is 1 cm,” Reynolds said. “Maximum range is 150m. Scan rate is up to 650,000 readings per hour and 240 readings per second.”MDL’s CavityScan software enables the system to be controlled remotely from a surface control unit using a laptop computer, with scans viewed in real-time. The software also processes the data for editing, viewing and export in numerous formats to various third party modeling and CAD packages like Sarpac or Vulcan. More than 100 C-ALS were operating worldwide, including 24 in Australia and New Zealand, Reynolds said.last_img read more

Rivals trade barbs as election to succeed Chavez starts

first_imgVENEZULA HAS ENTERED a bitter election race to succeed Hugo Chavez, with his chosen successor branding his challenger a “fascist” after the opposition candidate accused him of exploiting the late leader’s death.Henrique Capriles accepted the nomination of the main opposition coalition for the April 14 election, immediately launching a broadside against acting President Nicolas Maduro by accusing him of being “sick with power.”Chavez, whose socialist revolution divided his oil-rich nation, is casting a huge shadow in the election, with throngs of supporters flocking to see his body lying in state since Wednesday at a Caracas military academy.Maduro says the government will embalm Chavez’s body to be viewed “like Lenin” in a glass casket “for eternity.”“Now on top of it all, you are using the body of the president to stage a political campaign,” said Capriles, the energetic 40-year-old Miranda state governor.Glass casketAfter weeks of rumors about the president’s health, Maduro went on national television last Tuesday to announce the death of Chavez, telling that nation that the firebrand leftist had lost his two-year battle with cancer at the age of 58.“Nicolas lied to this country,” Capriles said, adding that the former vice president had been buying time during Chavez’s illness to prepare the election.He added: “Who knows when president Chavez died?”Chavez traveled to Cuba on 10 December for a fourth round of cancer surgery and was never heard from or seen in public again, apart from one set of photos. He returned to Caracas on 18 February but was never seen until his death.Maduro went on state-run television minutes after his rival’s press conference, standing in front of a picture of Chavez in military uniform as he accused his rival of trying to foment violence with “disgusting” accusations.Amid popular pressure to place Chavez alongside South American independence hero Simon Bolivar in the national pantheon, Maduro said he would propose a constitutional amendment to move him there to the legislature on Tuesday.The move would lead to a referendum in 30 days that could coincide with the presidential election. The body will first be moved on Friday to a military museum where Chavez plotted a failed coup in 1992.Farith Fraija, a political scientist and blogger, told AFP: “It’s not a race between Capriles and Nicolas Maduro. It’s a race between Capriles and Chavez.”Snap electionThe two candidates will register for the snap election on Monday.Capriles accused the government again of abusing its power and violating the constitution by swearing-in Maduro as acting president late Friday, arguing that he should have stepped down in order to run for office.Maduro has countered that the opposition conveniently misinterpreted the constitution and that his inauguration followed the wishes of his predecessor, who had asked the nation to elect him if he died.Chavez defeated Capriles by 11 points in the October presidential election, but Capriles gave the opposition its best result ever against the president, garnering 44 percent of the votes.A recent survey by pollsters Hinterlaces gave Maduro a 14-point advantage over Capriles, though the opposition leader has questioned the firm’s reliability in the past.Capriles, a youthful, energetic lawyer and runner, drew massive crowds during the last campaign, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of Caracas for a rally in the final stretch of the race.But Chavez was propelled to victory again thanks to his popularity among the nation’s once-neglected poor, who worshipped him for the oil-funded social program that brought them health care, housing and education. His expropriations and nationalizations of key industries, however, have riled the wealthy.The opposition accused Chavez of abusing state funds and dominating state-run media in his campaigns. – © AFP, 2013Read: Hugo Chavez will be embalmed ‘like Ho Chi Minh, Lenin and Mao’ >last_img read more

Motorbike generates 200W of power from its own exhaust fumes

first_imgWith Tesla taking cars full electric, the race is on to generate as much “free” power as possible in gas guzzling vehicles in order to keep fuel use to a minimum. The latest innovation to generate such power comes from a surprising source: the exhaust fumes of a motorbike.Japanese company Atsumitec Co Ltd. has upgraded the exhaust on a motorbike to integrate both a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and a thermoelectric conversion element. They are complemented by on board cells for storing the energy produced from the new setup.The exhaust power generation is a two-fold system. Firstly the SOFC uses any remaining hydrogen and carbon hydride from the exhaust fumes the motorbike expels to start a reaction and generate power. But the exhaust fumes are also very hot, maxing out at around 650 degrees Celsius, which is both required for the SOFC to work, but also allows the thermoelectric conversion element to generate further power. This is also complemented by the fact the reaction taking place in the SOFC generates a further 150 degrees of heat, all adding to the power the element can produce.Overall, the upgraded exhaust can pump out 200W of power that is then stored in the cells and used by the motorbike to power its on board systems.It’s certainly a clever idea, but how useful it turns out to be depends a lot on the cost of manufacturing them. If it’s relatively cheap then it’s possible this could become a feature of not just motorbikes, but any vehicle that expels exhaust fumes I’d imagine.last_img read more

Chaos on a Greek highway

first_imgAt least 80 buses packed with migrants were halted by the police on a major highway in Greece, about 10 kilometres before the borders with FYROM. On the FYROM side of the border, taxi drivers blocked the railway line in between the two countries, protesting over policemen giving priority to trains and buses taking the migrants to Serbia. Dozens of tractors lined up on the Greek side, complaining over the latest government pension reforms.The borders were closed for migrants and regular traffic was significantly delayed. Mostly women and children fleeing the war in Syria, the majority of male migrants had to disembark from the over-packed buses and sleep on the ground.Aid groups set about lighting camp fires and tents to accommodate the refugees, offering basic medical treatment, water and food.“It’s not possible to get all these people into tents,” Sardar, an Iraqui refugee told 9News.“There aren’t enough facilities, so we spent the night on the ground.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Google baisse sa limite dage à 13 ans

first_imgGoogle+ baisse sa limite d’age à 13 ansÀ la sortie de Google +, celui-ci a été présenté comme un réseau davantage destiné aux professionnels, un outil plus sérieux que Facebook. À présent Google semble faire machine arrière. Sans doute pour démultiplier leur succès, ils viennent de décider de baisser la limite d’âge de 18 à 13 ans. Le succès de Google+ reste mi-figue mi-raisin. Le service a atteint récemment 90 millions d’utilisateurs, ce qui constitue une croissance fulgurante, mais pas non plus étonnante quand l’on s’appelle Google et que l’on met un bouton Google+ sur sa page principale. C’est encore extrêmement loin des 800 millions de membres de Facebook.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Les jeunes ont plus de temps libre, ils sont les plus actifs sur internet et sur les réseaux sociaux. Aucun doute qu’avec cette ouverture ils vont mettre de l’huile dans les rouages, surtout maintenant qu’ils sont sortis de la phase de debugging initiale.Ils vont toutefois consulter des experts en sécurité de l’enfant et de l’adolescent avant de mettre leur initiative en mouvement. Des closes et un fonctionnement spécifiques aux adolescents seraient ajoutés à Google+. Google leur demandera davantage s’ils veulent que leurs informations soient visibles, et deux clics suffiront pour bloquer quelqu’un. Les chats vidéo seront également limités, les adolescents étant éjectés des conversations auxquelles se connectent des inconnus. « Avec Google+, nous voulons aider les adolescents à construire des relations en ligne qui aient du sens », indique l’un de leurs responsables, Bradley Horowitz sur son compte Google+.  Notons que 13 ans… c’est aussi l’âge de Google, né en 1998 ! Peut-être la firme souhaitait-elle tout simplement avoir des compagnons de son âge ?Le 30 janvier 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Manchester City wont sign Isco this summer says Guardiola

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has emphatically ruled out a move for Real Madrid playmaker Isco during the summer transfer window and congratulated Madrid for their win last Saturday.The Spain international is currently under contract at the Bernabeu until 2022 but has been constantly linked with a switch to the Premier League champions.Isco revealed prior to last weekend’s latest Champions League final success that he has no intention of joining an English club, however, and Guardiola insists that City is not tempted to make a move, according to ESPN.Speaking at an event for the Johan Cruyff Foundation, the Catalan simply stated:“When a team wins three consecutive Champions Leagues, four in five years, it’s because they’re a spectacular team,” Guardiola said.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“The Champions League is a really, really tough competition — staying in it depends on a lot of things. If all these things are with you for three straight years, it’s because you’re in control of them.“The demonstration of that can be seen in Madrid after Liverpool’s equaliser. The next 10 to 15 minutes, when Liverpool were boosted by the equaliser, is when Madrid were at their best.“They control these knockout and one-off games and I take my hat off to them. To win three Champions Leagues in a row shows the quality of the team, the coach, the club … as for everyone else, try to make sure now they don’t win a fourth.”Isco has appeared 47 times in all competitions for Madrid this term, including in the 3-1 win over Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday.last_img read more

Amber Alert cancelled after teenager found dead in Central Florida

first_imgUPDATE: The AMBER Alert for Bruce Hagans has been cancelled. It is with sadness we inform you that he was found deceased today. Thank you for sharing the alert. If you have any info about the child’s death, please contact Winter Garden PD at 407-877-5482. #FLAMBER #AMBERAlert pic.twitter.com/ovxhHaQpC0— FDLE (@fdlepio) June 7, 2019Authorities said the teen was abducted by a man driving a dark gray Infiniti G37 sedan.Winter Garden Police are investigating Hagans’ death. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) – An Amber Alert has been cancelled after a teenager was found dead in Orange County.An Amber Alert was issued on May 31 after 16-year-old Bruce Hagans disappeared from Winter Garden, Fla.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said on Twitter the teen was found dead, Friday. If you have any information on Hagans’ death, call Winter Garden Police at 407-877-5482.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Undertaker vs Goldberg A recipe for disaster

first_imgThe two legends will face-off in a special event in Saudi ArabiaTwitterMany are calling it the dream match, some fans a materialisation of their biggest wrestling fantasy, some can’t wait for it to happen. This event – the match between The Undertaker and Goldberg has been announced for June 7 as part of a special WWE event in Saudi Arabia.In 2017 Royal Rumble match, the two men had a face-off with the commentators exclaiming about how great that moment was. It lasted very shortly as The Deadman eliminated Goldberg a little later. There was no room for the story to develop as the angle between the latter and Brock Lesnar had to be taken to its conclusion at the following Wrestlemania.Not the best ideaNow the WWE has decided to make this much-anticipated contest actually take place. Alas, it’s at least 10 years too late! Goldberg’s hugely-promoted return to in-ring contest in 2016 turned out to be largely a dud. He barely wrestled at all in all the matches that he was part of. The best contest of that particular run with the company was the Wrestlemania match against Lesnar. Even that was merely an extended demonstration of the four signature moves of the two wrestlers.To expect Goldberg to be any better two years later would be ridiculous. It is clear that he is no longer able to sustain long matches. To make things worse, he would be up against a guy, who is also well past his prime – The Undertaker. The Deadman hasn’t been able to sustain long matches in the last couple of yearsJP Yim/GettyWhile the Phenom has been able to show more wrestling ability in recent years than Goldberg, it may simply be because of his continued presence in the business. But even his matches are becoming a pale shadow of what they used to be. The shortness of the Wrestlemania match between him and John Cena was mainly to ensure that Taker isn’t made to extend himself beyond his ability. But then, for some inexplicable reason, they made the legend take part in long matches, first against Triple H and then, a tag-team contest with Kane vs DX. Both of them were not the most inspiring.Considering the great history Undertaker has, it is painful to watch him compete in sluggish contests. To put it simply, even the Deadman has reached a point where he is not able to produce good matches. This explains why he missed a Wrestlemania for the first time since 2000.No great expectationsBut now both Goldberg and The Undertaker are being made to face off against each other. One can expect a young wrestler to put over one of the two in a way that makes the match watchable. But when both the wrestlers are of advanced age, what sort of contest can we expect?It is sheer injustice to the legacy of these two greats of the business to make them compete well past their prime. Their fans would love to remember them for their stupendous feats at the peak of their powers. To witness them as mere shadows of their former self struggling to put up a good contest would be sad and painful for everyone. But, WWE wants to encash every last drop of their wrestling ability and make them get back into the ring. This may be ‘good for business’ but not so for their legacy.last_img read more

Trump hopeful IndiaPakistan crisis will end

first_imgUS president Donald Trump boards Air Force One after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 February 2019. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump was hopeful Thursday of a resolution to an ongoing crisis between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan which has ignited fears of an all-out conflict in South Asia.Trump, speaking at a press conference in Hanoi after a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said he had had “reasonably attractive news from Pakistan and India”.The US has been “involved in trying to have them stop,” he told reporters.”We have some reasonably decent news… Hopefully that’s going to be coming to an end,” he added.The comments were his first since India and Pakistan both claimed to have shot down each other’s fighter planes after a rare aerial engagement in the skies over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir early Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing one Indian pilot.The incident — the latest in a dangerous sequence of events between the two countries — sent tensions rocketing, as major world powers including China, the US and the UN urged restraint.New Delhi said it lost one fighter jet and a pilot was missing in action, later confirming he was in Pakistani custody. India also downed a Pakistani jet, the foreign ministry said.Pakistan claimed to have shot down two Indian jets and denied it lost any aircraft in the dogfight.Islamabad said its incursion across the heavily militarised border was in response to Indian warplanes bombing Balakot, well inside its territory, on 26 February.That attack was the “jaw breaking” response Indian prime minister Narendra Modi had promised after militants staged a suicide bombing in Indian Kashmir on 14 February, killing at least 40 paramilitaries.New Delhi blamed the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad for the attack, and hit what it called a training camp for the militants in its aerial raid 12 days later.The crisis has seen the US thrust into the familiar position of trying to defuse tensions, but American officials are making no secret of faulting Islamabad.US policymakers have grown exasperated with Pakistan for not doing more against Islamist extremists, and envision a broad, long-term alliance with an emerging India.last_img read more

Lead in tapwater in ancient Rome up to 100 times more than

first_img Scientists and historians have for years debated the possibility that lead poisoning was a contributing factor in the decline and fall of the Roman Empire—water carried from afar in aqueducts was directed into lead pipes for distribution in the empire’s capital city of Rome—leading to speculation that leaders had gone mad due to exposure in their drinking water. In this new effort, the researchers have concluded that while lead levels in the ancient drinking water were high, they weren’t high enough to have been a major health hazard, and thus, lead cannot be blamed for the demise of the empire.To ascertain lead levels during the time of the empire, the researchers retrieved sediment samples from two locations, the Tiber River, and the Trajanic Harbor—a man-made harbor located near the mouth of the Tiber. In analyzing the samples, the researchers were able to identify lead isotope concentrations at various depths, corresponding to different time periods. The analysis also provided clues as to the origin of the lead (other parts of Europe). They found that they were able to trace the history of the empire by noting lead levels. In the early years, lead levels were near to those of local spring water, but as time passed, levels increased dramatically as more and more lead pipes were used to transport water. Continuing forward, they found that lead levels fell along with the empire.The authors conclude that the amount of lead in the drinking water, while a concern, was not likely to have caused brain damage. Thus it’s unlikely that the poor decisions made by leaders of the time that led to fall of the empire can be blamed on lead poisoning, nor, as some have suggested, would it have led to an increase in crime throughout the city. Mercatus Traiani (Trajan’s market), a semi circular ancient market in Rome’s historical city center. Credit: Elias Z. Ziadeh/Wikipedia More information: Lead in ancient Rome’s city waters, Hugo Delile, PNAS, 2014. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1400097111AbstractIt is now universally accepted that utilization of lead for domestic purposes and water distribution presents a major health hazard. The ancient Roman world was unaware of these risks. How far the gigantic network of lead pipes used in ancient Rome compromised public health in the city is unknown. Lead isotopes in sediments from the harbor of Imperial Rome register the presence of a strong anthropogenic component during the beginning of the Common Era and the Early Middle Ages. They demonstrate that the lead pipes of the water distribution system increased Pb contents in drinking water of the capital city by up to two orders of magnitude over the natural background. The Pb isotope record shows that the discontinuities in the pollution of the Tiber by lead are intimately entwined with the major issues affecting Late Antique Rome and its water distribution system. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Citation: Lead in ‘tap-water’ in ancient Rome up to 100 times more than local spring waters (2014, April 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-04-tap-water-ancient-rome-local.html A team of researchers with members from France, Great Britain and the U.S. has found that lead concentrations in drinking water in Rome, during the height of the Roman Empire were 100 times that of local spring waters. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they took sediment samples from two sources in the city that revealed lead levels over a thousand year period.center_img © 2014 Phys.org German researchers near certain remains are those of Charlemagne Explore further 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.last_img read more

Driven on the A500 recently Shock figures reveal police have caught 877

first_img The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Sergeant Nick Morris, of CMPG, monitoring speed on the A500 Sergeant Nick Morris, of CMPG, said: “Speed is a major factor in collisions which result in people getting seriously injured on our roads. “The stretch between Junction 15 and Etruria has been 50mph for some time but we are seeing a lot of motorists travelling at excess speed and it’s quite right that we enforce the limit with the aim of reducing casualties. We are seeing people travelling at anything from the mid 60s to the early 90s. Read More’Sorry mate, I ****ed up’ – what this dangerous driver told police after high-speed chase on A50 “The A500 is a key road. We want people to change their driving habits and abide with the restrictions. We don’t want to be catching anyone speeding. “When you see a collision that has involved speed the injuries can be catastrophic and, quite often, fatal. As we are approaching winter when conditions change, high speeds can be even more serious.” Speeding drivers are caught using hand-held cameras which records footage of the vehicle and also produces a still image. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Watch again Punter found hiding in bushes We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.com In addition to the drivers caught by CMPG traffic officers, other drivers have also been snared by a safety camera van parked on a bridge over the last few months. Drivers today welcomed the speed crackdown. Dad-of-one Mark Leake, aged 30, of Bradeley, said: “You always see people going quicker than the speed limit and it seems to be getting busier all the time. “I’m not surprised drivers are being caught but didn’t expect there to be quite so many.” Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMore than 800 speeding motorists have been caught by traffic officers on the A500 in just four months, shock new figures reveal. Central Motorway Police Group took over policing the D-road in the summer after 26 fatal crashes in 10 years. There have since been several operations to catch those ignoring the limit to improve safety. In total, 877 drivers have been clocked on the dual carriageway with another 680 on Staffordshire’s motorways, including the M6 and parts of the M54. Officers regularly monitor the 50mph zone between Junction 15 for the M6 and Etruria and the national speed limit section from Etruria towards Junction 16. Some motorists have been recorded travelling in excess of 80mph on a 50mph stretch of the dual carriageway with one notching more than 90mph in the 50mph zone. Driver named following fatal collision An officer monitoring speed on the A500 (Image: CMPG) Sgt Morris, who served as a response officer in Stoke-on-Trent before joining CMPG, added: “We record speeding drivers on the cameras but we will also pull them over and sometimes those checks reveal more offences. Read MoreShock figures reveal there have been 26 fatal crashes on A500 in 10 years – so what should be done to make the D-road safer? “We will be continuing to run speed checks on the A500 but I hope that by increasing awareness the figures will be a lot lower this time next year. People can expect to see us out regularly.” Along with the A500, the CMPG also monitors the county’s motorway network. Sgt Morris added: “We go to areas where there have been collisions and carry out operations.” Click to playTap to play Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Video Loading Video Unavailable Depending on the speed, offender will be offered an awareness course, penalty points and a £100 fine, or even a court appearance. Video will play in  11 driving offences you didn’t know were illegal Police search for missing woman Click for Sound Watch Next Share this videolast_img read more

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first_img X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Related Content News | PET-MRI | May 23, 2019 Study Explores Magnetic Nanoparticles as Bimodal Imaging Agent for PET/MRI Researchers from Bourgogne University in Dijon, France, showed that use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more September 2, 2008 – Treatment plans using positron emission tomography (PET) were changed for more than half of patients, reported researchers in the largest multi-institutional study to date examining the impact of PET in changing disease management of individuals with suspected recurrent colorectal cancer, which appears in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.The study was conducted at four sites throughout Australia and comprised 191 patients who were divided into two groups. Group A consisted of symptomatic patients who had residual structural lesions suspicious for recurrent tumor after initial therapy. Group B comprised patients with pulmonary or hepatic metastases that were potentially operable. These results were compared with findings from conventional imaging (such as computed tomography or CT), and participants were followed for 12 months.”Designed with an evidence-based approach, this study confirmed the important role PET plays in the decision-making process of patients with colorectal cancer and the impact of PET on both the management and outcome of disease,” said Andrew M. Scott, M.D., director of the Centre for PET and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. “These results are compelling and indicate that PET should be made more widely available to patients.”Based on the extent and progression of disease revealed by the scans, treating physicians changed the planned management in more than 65 percent of patients in group A and nearly 50 percent in group B. The researchers also found additional disease sites in 48 percent of group A and 44 percent in group B, providing valuable prognostic information about patients that allowed their stratification into curative or palliative groups.”PET was able to identify those patients who had potential for long-term, progression-free survival and even a potential cure,” said Dr. Scott. “Just as important, it identified those patients with aggressive disease, enabling them to avoid unnecessary treatment, such as surgery.”In the U.S., imaging results from PET scans have also changed clinicians’ decisions in the treatment and care of more than one in three cancer patients, according to data collected by the U.S. National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR).The registry “which was formed at the request of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)” has found that PET prompted changes in care decisions in 36.5 percent of patient cases. The study has to date included over 23,000 patients in more than 1,200 PET facilities nationwide. NOPR study data are collected through a clinical registry and provided to CMS to help determine levels of reimbursement for cancer indications not currently covered. CMS is currently reviewing the data to determine what additional types of cancer may be eligible for coverage.”This data should encourage molecular imaging practitioners to engage with referring physicians early in the process of cancer treatment,” added Dr. Scott. “It is clear that PET had a significant impact for these patients and could be an indispensable part of the standards of care for oncologists.”For more information: www.snm.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. 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The first… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more Image courtesy of MR Solutions.last_img read more

Greek Tourism Industry Could Suffer

first_imgGreek Tourism Industry Could SufferThroughout the summer months Greece is one of Europe’s highest-ranking tourist destinations, with travellers from across the continent visiting the popular holiday location. With tourism as Greece’s number one source of income travel search engine GoEuro (www.GoEuro.com) recognise the importance of understanding European perceptions of the current economic and political situation, and whether it would affect potential tourist’s plans to visit. We polled 22,500* Europeans to better understand the effect this may have on visitor numbers.Countries less affected by economic crisis in recent years are more deterred by Greece’s current situation The perception of Greece in countries such as the UK, France, Germany or the Netherlands seemed to be more negative due to the current situation, whilst countries which were more disturbed by the Europe-wide economic crisis – which began in 2008 – appeared to have less of a negative view of Greece as a tourist destination. 72% of Germans who travelled to Greece in the last five years revealed that the financial/political situation affected their perception of the country in a negative way. Spaniards on the other hand were less likely to view the situation so negatively, with up to 93% stating that it did not affect their perception of Greece. Main Tourist markets less likely to visit Greece The negative perception has also affected the willingness of several important tourist markets to visit Greece. Holiday-makers from Germany, France and the UK who have already visited in the past five years are now less likely to revisit due to the current situation. Nevertheless other European nationalities revealed the situation wouldn’t affect plans to visit and in the case of visitors from Spain it could even motivate revisiting.Furthermore a similar pattern of negative perception is seen in those travelers who haven’t visited Greece recently, with more emphasis from Spaniards, Italians and Portuguese who seemed more attracted to the country due to the current situation.*2500 in each country polled, all Internet users who had travelled in the past 24 months outside their country of residence.Source = GoEurolast_img read more