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Dog eats away parts of woman’s body in Lucknow hospital morgue

first_imgIn a shocking incident at the state-run Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here, parts of the body of a woman were allegedly eaten up by a dog, prompting authorities to terminate the services of a ward boy and three security personnel posted at its mortuary on Sunday.Principal Secretary (Health) Prashant Trivedi said that the services of the four persons were terminated with “immediate effect” and an FIR was registered against them on the basis of a complaint by the director of the hospital, Devendra Negi.Pushpa Tiwari (40), a resident of Chinhat, was admitted to the hospital’s emergency ward yesterday [Saturday] afternoon as a suspected case of celphos poisoning. She died during treatment in the evening, Mr. Negi said.The woman’s body was kept in a deep freezer in the mortuary as an autopsy had to be conducted since it was a medico-legal case.“The body was kept in the mortuary in the presence of her family members. When the doors of the morgue were opened at 9 a.m. today [Sunday], it was found outside the freezer with its face disfigured,” Mr. Trivedi said.The woman’s family members claimed that her earrings and nose pin were also missing. A police team, which reached the spot, found paw marks of a dog near the channel gate of the mortuary.Mr. Trivedi said that prima facie, the incident occurred due to laxity on the part of hospital workers.The Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences is a super-speciality hospital and one of the reputed and leading autonomous teaching institutes established by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.last_img read more

Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Bangar, Bharth Arun to re-apply for coaching jobs,Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Bangar, Bharth Arun to re-apply for coaching jobs

first_img COMMENT May 31, 2016 Former Team India Director Ravi Shastri along with his support staff which include Sanjay Bangar, Bharath Arun and R Sridhar are all set to re-apply after BCCI advertises national coaching positions in the next couple of days.A senior BCCI official confirmed that Shastri, along with batting coach Bangar, bowling coach Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar will send their applications.“All the three coaches (Arun, Bangar, Sridhar) along with Shastri are applying as they have got positive feelers from the top brass of the BCCI. Since there will be a format of application that each applicant will have to follow, they are waiting for the advertisement to be published,” a senior BCCI official privy to the development, told PTI on the condition of anonymity.According to the BCCI source, just days before Anurag Thakur was elected as the President, the support staff had met him in Delhi and the discussions were said to be “positive” as he had praised their work.“The BCCI president had made it clear that anyone with proper credentials can apply. Also Thakur has praised the work done by ‘Team Shastri’ in the last 18 months. The young team has enjoyed a fair bit of success overseas. It is only fair that they get equal chance like other applicants,” said the source.Recently Shastri told PTI in an interaction that the “18 months spent with the current team was the most memorable experience” during his over three-decade association with the Indian cricket.Asked about the criteria that is going to be set, the source said that candidates will be judged on two counts. “A Level-III degree with considerable experience of coaching senior teams, preferably international sides or someone who has at least played minimum 50 international matches for his country. This is because if we only invite people with coaching degrees, then there will be a lot of unnecessary applications.“Also someone like Shastri cannot be considered if coaching degree is only consideration whereas he has played 80 Tests for India,” said the source. SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on × Ravi Shastri   –  The Hinducenter_img Ravi Shastri   –  The Hindu Candidates will be judged on two counts, according to sources. cricket SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Ghosal, Joshna want squash to be part of Olympics

first_imgMumbai, Jul 14 (PTI) Senior squash professional and 10-time national champion Saurav Ghosal today expressed frustration over the raquet sport failing to find its place in the quadrennial Olympic Games even as top golfers are to skip next months sporting extravaganza in Rio de Janeiro. “I think every squash player in the world has made it clear that let alone win a medal being part of the Olympics is a massive achievement for them and everyone holds true to that word,” said Ghosal, who is defending his mens title at the ongoing 73rd senior nationals at the Otters club here. “It is definitely very frustrating to see, or read articles every other day or every other week, of the world number 1, 2 of golf pulling out (of the Olympics) and then you have Rory McCllroy (world no. 4) coming out and saying that it doesnt really matter,” he told reporters. Womens champion Joshna Chinappa supported Ghosals views, saying squash deserved its place in the Olympics. “As an athlete we all aspire to play for India and win medals for the country and I personally think that squash is such a deserving sport to be a part of the Olympics. As of now it is not there, but at the same time it does not make me a lesser athlete or my sport lesser than any other sport. “We have the Commonwealth Games, we have the Asian Games, we have our World Championships, so we look forward to that. We go back to the grind. We work as hard as any other top athlete in the world and hopefully the International Olympic Committee can see in time that squash deserves to be part of the Olympic programme,” she added. Ghosal pointed out that in total contrast to the top golfers who have withdrawn citing concerns about Zika virus in Brazil, the best woman squash player Nicole David of Malaysia had said recently that she would sacrifice anything to get a chance to take part in the Olympics. “I mean its frustrating for us at a personal level, its frustrating for the sport at a broader level, but at the end its the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which has to be kind to look at it and see what exactly it wants,” he said. (More) PTI NRB SSR DK SSC SSC BASadvertisementlast_img read more

Asian Games 2018: China and Japan flags fall off from poles during victory ceremony

first_imgThe Asian Games 2018 officials had to deal with an embarrassing moment when a pole malfunction led to the flags of China and Japan crashing to the ground during the victory ceremony of Men’s 200m Freestyle division of swimming on Sunday.China’s Sun Yang finally got a gold medal at the Asian Games despite being a three-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time world champion but his moment of immense reckoning was somewhat spoilt due to the untoward incident.Yang, Japan’s Matsumoto and China’s Ji Xinjie were standing at the podium in their respective places but as the national anthem began, some technical fault occured in the flag poles and the three flags fell to the ground.ASIAN GAMES 2018: FULL COVERAGEYang, annoyed and aghast, got off the podium and talked to the officials for a re-do. However, the flags could not be re-attached with the broken hoist and was thus, held with hand in the same manner that it would go on the pole.The man standing with China’s bronze medal flag bent on his knees to give the flag hoisting a perfect shape.The Chinese national anthem reverberated through the stadium once again as Sun Yang relished his brilliant victory.Asian Games 2018: Day 1 – Highlights | India medalsBy the end of Day 1 of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, China topped the medals tally table having won a total of 16 medals (7 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze).Japan (14 medals; 3 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze) and Korea (11 medals; 2 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze) occupied the second and third place, respectively.advertisementIndia, on the other hand, finished the day at the ninth spot with two medals.Bajrang Punia won India the first gold medal by winning the final of Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 65kg while Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won a bronze early in the day in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event of shooting.last_img read more

10 days agoBrighton determined to keep Ben White

first_imgBrighton determined to keep Ben Whiteby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton have no intention of selling Ben White.The 22-year-old has been in excellent form on loan at Leeds United this season.Liverpool have been watching his performances, but The Argus says Albion do not want to sell the young centre-back.The Reds are reportedly willing to pay £20m for the Englishman.White signed a new contract with Brighton before joining Leeds, taking his contract up until 2022. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

New vacuum needed Calgary family adopts three bonded St Bernard buddies

first_imgEDMONTON – Three adult St. Bernards who couldn’t be separated because they’re best buddies have found a home.The Edmonton Humane Society says Goliath, Gunther and Gasket are settling in with their new family in Calgary.The society put out a call last week for someone up to the challenge of handling the three adult dogs, their $300-a-month food bill and an excessive amount of doggy drool.The animal agency said the bulky Bernards — who collectively top out at 160 kilograms — were incredibly bonded and would get highly anxious when separated.The society says it received more than 200 inquiries from around the world the first day.The adoptive family has asked to remain anonymous for now, but in an interview with the humane society admitted to being “totally crazy” — but in a good way.“We have such a good home that we can offer,” the new owners said Thursday. “We have a big yard. We have a great loving family. We knew (the dogs) would be a perfect fit for our home.”The dogs were transferred to the society’s care from another animal welfare agency and appear to be about two years old, but it’s not clear if they’re littermates.An agency official said their story was viewed by tens of millions of people in more than 40 countries around the world, but “at the end of the day, we could only choose one family for them.”“The response to the story of these gentle giants — from the thousands who helped share our call for help to those who offered their homes to these dogs — was truly astounding,” animal health manager Jamey Blair said in a release.The family reports the three Gs are playful, loveable and rambunctious.As to what’s next:“A new vacuum cleaner.”last_img read more

Griefstricken northern Ontario First Nation identifies victims of fatal fire

first_imgA grieving First Nation in northern Ontario has released the names of a mother and four children killed in a house fire last week.Officials say those died were Geraldine Chapman, a 47-year-old “longtime foster parent,” her six year-old biological daughter Shyra Chapman and three foster children.They have been identified as 12-year-old Angel McKay, nine-year-old Karl Cutfeet, and seven-year-old Hailey Chapman.Community members say they recognized all the children as Geraldine Chapman’s and considered the blended household as a family unit.The five were killed last Thursday in a fire that levelled their lakeside house in the community commonly known as Big Trout Lake, about 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont.Community members say Chapman’s eldest daughter, 19-year-old Thyra Chapman, was accompanying another Big Trout Lake resident on a medical trip at the time of the fire.Chief Donny Morris says that while the investigation into the deadly blaze is winding down, the cause is still undetermined.He says the community is focusing on supporting the family and coping with the loss, and requests privacy until they are ready to discuss the “direct and underlying” factors behind the fire.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings

LOS ANGELES — Efforts to combat school shootings are shifting toward software and other technology to reduce the number of victims.Security experts say gunshot detection systems, apps and artificial intelligence are becoming more common because school attacks, while relatively rare, have been among the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.The technology is often used in combination with mental health and anti-bullying programs.Schools in Beverly Hills and others nationwide are adopting a strategy that aims to speed up the law enforcement response to shootings.Beverly Hills officials have added armed security guards, surveillance cameras and an app to report attacks and connect with police.The latest school shooting occurred at a suburban Denver high school last week that killed one student who charged the gunman and likely saved lives.Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press read more

Firearms street drugs part of massive North Battleford home seizure

jpg Battlefords RCMP seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in street drugs as well as a numerous firearms during a weekend search of a residence in North Battleford.No one was was present at the home on the 1200 block of 107th Street in North Battleford when RCMP executed its search warrant.From its search, the RCMP seized approximately three kilograms of crystal meth, six kilograms of suspected powdered cocaine, 288 grams of crack cocaine, 870 grams of suspected fentanyl, several vials of steroids, and psylocibin spores, all of which it estimates is worth $750,000. Battlefords RCMP on Sept. 1, 2019 at a home in North Battleford, seized nearly three dozen guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, approximately three kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and six kilograms of cocaine, as well as crack, fentanyl, steroids and more. The drugs have a street value estimated at around $750,000. (Photo courtesy Saskatchewan RCMP) RCMP reports also finding 15 long rifles, 11 semi-automatic pistols, three revolvers, along with thousands of rounds of ammunition, numerous canisters of bear spray, and a taser were also found, along with stolen power tools, other stolen property, and a stolen Dodge Ram truck.RCMP say this is a large, ongoing investigation with charges pending, though no charges have been laid yet. read more

Nigel Farage milkshake Man charged with common assault and criminal damage after

Theresa May’s official spokesman told a Westminster briefing: “The Prime Minister has been clear that politicians should be able to go about their work and campaign without harassment, intimidation, or abuse.”In this case, I understand, an arrest has already been made, so I can’t comment further.”But, the Prime Minister supports efforts to stamp out unacceptable and unlawful behaviour, and where incidents of harassment and abuse constitute a criminal offence this should be taken seriously by the police.” Mr Farage later spoke about “some of the conduct and behaviour we are seeing” during the campaign”.He told a rally in Bolton: “I won’t even acknowledge the low-grade behaviour, that I was subjected to this morning, I won’t dignify it, I will ignore it. Perhaps keep buying new clothes and carry on.”For a civilised democratic nation to function in democracy, the loser has to give their consent. The loser has to accept they’ve lost the election and do their best to win the next election. That is how our system works.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A 32-year-old man has been charged with common assault and criminal damage after Nigel Farage had a milkshake thrown at him in Newcastle. Northumbria Police confirmed Paul Crowther had been charged after the incident involving the Brexit Party leader while he was on a walkabout in the north east yesterday. In a statement, Northumbria Police said: “Police have charged a man with common assault and criminal damage following an incident in Newcastle yesterday.”At around 1pm, a 55-year-old man had a milkshake thrown at him in the city centre.”A 32-year-old man was detained at the scene and arrested by police. He has now been charged with common assault and criminal damage.”Paul Crowther, 32, is due to appear before magistrates in North Tyneside on Tuesday, June 18.”The Brexit Party leader was heard to comment “complete failure” and “I could have spotted that a mile off” as he was ushered away by security following the incident in Newcastle city centre.One of his team was heard to say “sorry” as Mr Farage was walked to his taxi and then driven away from the event, where he had met voters by the Earl Grey Monument.Moments after the milkshake hit his suit, and as a man was bundled away, a member of Mr Farage’s team said: “Take him away, get him back to the car.” Nigel Farage Nigel FarageCredit:Scott Heppell/Reuters An empty Five Guys banana and salted caramel milkshake cup was left on the floor following the disturbance.Mr Farage became the latest victim of a protest which has seen other European election candidates such as Ukip’s Carl Benjamin and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson suffer similar attacks.Afterwards, Mr Farage tweeted: “Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.”For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this.”Last week, police apparently ordered a McDonald’s outlet near a Brexit Party campaign rally to stop selling milkshakes and ice cream, according to the restaurant’s staff.Earlier, Northumbria Police said it had not asked local fast food outlets to stop serving milkshakes to deter similar protests. Mr Farage had walked down the busy Northumberland Street with several security staff wearing earpieces, followed by Brexit Party supporters and the media. read more

Ecig distributors welcome under18s ban call for regulation

first_imgI think there’s a lot of hysteria around electronic cigarettes.He said he believes that “flavours do appeal to children” and they should be restricted for sale. However he is not calling for them to be banned.A lot of the e-cigarette vendors are bringing in their products in from Far Eastern countries. There’s no regulation and no real proof of regulation. E-CIGARETTES WILL SOON be banned for young people aged under-18 – and the move has been welcomed by the products’ distributors.TheJournal.ie spoke to a number of companies that distribute the controversial products, all of which welcomed the ban.One distributor said that it’s about time the sector was regulated.Call for regulationAt Intellicig, they don’t sell their products to under-18s, said distributor Colm Bodkin. He said that the sector badly needs regulation.“We really tried to talk to the Department of Health,” said Bodkin, adding that “it would take two months to get meeting” and they did not meet with Department officials when they made the attempts two years ago.The company distributes their products to retails and also sells online. He said that it is “about time” that a ban on selling the products to under-18s came in, and there “is an absolute requirement for regulation”.“I would have been one of the first people to import e cigarettes on a larger scale into the country,” said Bodkin, who said he introduced them to pharmacies in Ireland.The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland considers it is “not appropriate” for any e-cigarette products to be offered for sale or supply in retail pharmacies in Ireland, given the absence of regulation.“I do believe that vendors and manufacturers should be divulging the ingredients on their packaging. There’s no need for all these ingredients,” said Bodkin, who said the liquid in his products contain three ingredients: nicotine, de-ionised water and vegetable glycerine. He believes people “are being hoodwinked” and “no one knows what they’re inhaling” when it comes to some products.Bodkin is from a pharmaceutical background and chose to distribute e-cigarettes as he “thought it was an amazing health product”.“We really thought in 2010 we were doing a service for smokers. Then all this messing came about,” said Bodkin.When it comes to regulation, he says he would like the under-18s ban as well as ingredients to be printed, and proven and traceable; lot numbers and sell-by-date on every pack; and certification of all ingredients to be of pharmaceutical grade.I think they should give decent quality e-cigarettes a chance for smokers to give them the ability to wean themselves off at least the combustible ones.Parents buying e-cigarettes for their teenage childrenAgnes Uramowska, who owns E Bull, an online e-cigarette retailer, along with her husband, said that she welcomed the news. “I absolutely agree that e-cigarettes should only be sold for people who are over 18,” she said.Their website clearly states that buyers must be over-18. However they have seen some situations where parents have tried to buy the items for their children.“One mum ordered cigarettes for her son. She called me to ask questions. [The order] was on her name,” said Uramowska.She said she does not think about whether the ban will have an impact on retailers, as “we know the rules, we know the law. It doesn’t matter if somebody likes it or not.”At Smoke Green, Eoin Wilde said that they too had never sold their products to under-18s. “You were allowed because it’s not tobacco, it’s nicotine,” he said, pointing out that their policy is to not sell to under-18s.Smoke Green has its own kiosks and also supplies e-cigarettes to shops. “We have on our box ‘not for 18s’,” he said. However he does not think that teenagers are interested in e-cigarettes. “I don’t really think they’re interested at all,” he said.He recounted a similar experience to Uramowska: “Once we had a mother, [who] came up wanted to buy it for son as a way to give up. He wanted to give up and she said she was going to buy them.”Wilde said they thought that a ban on under-18s being sold e-cigarettes “would happen eventually”.Read: Ireland to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s>last_img read more

Youve been washing your jeans wrong your entire life

first_imgLook at those back pockets. Bruce has been washing his jeans wrong. Source: Columbia RecordsYOU KNOW HOW you wash your jeans? Wait til they get smelly, chuck them in the machine (inside out if you REALLY care about them) and then dry them on the rail?Well, you’ve been doing it completely wrong.That’s according to none other than the CEO of Levi Strauss, Chip Bergh, who has said that jeans-wearers should NEVER wash them in the machine. Source: Clyde RobinsonSo should you hand-wash them? Well, not really. He said you shouldn’t really immerse them in water AT ALL. If you talk to real denim aficionados, they’ll tell you don’t wash your jeans.Instead, Bergh said, you should “use a sponge or a toothbrush” to spot-clean your jeans. Then air-dry them.He added that his own jeans were a year old and hadn’t been in the washing machine once. A pair of Levis should last “longer than most people’s waistlines,” he said.Here’s the full interview. Source: Fortune Magazine/YouTubeMore: How long could a human survive on Mars wearing only jeans and a t-shirt?>last_img read more

Classic scifi novels get rereleased with 3D covers

first_imgThis is definitely a case of the old meeting the new. Publisher Vintage Classics, a division of Random House, has decided to release some of the best classic sci-fi novels in paperback form, but sporting a brand new collectible 3D cover.There are 5 paperback editions carrying the newly designed covers, all of which are worthy of a read or re-read. The titles available include:Planet of the ApesTwenty Thousand Leagues Under The SeaThe Lost WorldJourney To The Centre Of The EarthThe Call Of Cthulhu And Other Weird TalesAs they are 3D you won’t be able to view them as intended without the proper eyewear. But Vintage Classics thought of this so every book comes with a pair of 3D glasses.AdChoices广告The new designs were handled by Suzanne Dean with each cover being commissioned by an illustrator. Creating 3D drawings for a book cover is quite a niche area and the illustrators needed a bit of guidance on how to tackle producing something that looks truly three-dimensional. We think they did a great job.Although these are UK releases of the books, Amazon will happily ship them around the world if you want copies of each.via BoingBoing (image via TwitPic)Matthew’s OpinionI own a Kindle, but I still prefer the feel of a book in the hand when reading a novel. However, the line between comfort and convenience is a thin one and I believe paperbacks will need to offer something new and different in order to keep selling over their digital alternatives.This probably wouldn’t work for new releases, but re-packaging the classics with a 3D cover does make them more tempting. It helps that the new designs are so nice to look at with or without 3D, and the inclusion of 3D glasses is a nice touch. They will definitely stand out in a book store, especially if they are positioned on a rack together.last_img read more

10 ways that the iPad 3 event could still surprise us

first_imgThe next iPad doesn’t appear to have been a well-kept secret. Everyone under the sun has been expecting a Retina Display since soon after the iPad 2 launched. A faster processor, an upgraded GPU, a bigger battery, and improved cameras are also highly anticipated. We’ve even seen outer casings, which are slightly thicker and more tapered than the iPad 2. So there isn’t a lot left to the imagination.But this is Apple that we’re talking about. The company likes to have its Willy Wonka moments, where the entire world sits, mouths agape at some breathtaking demonstration. It’s why “one more thing” has become one of the company’s most famous lines. So what could Apple possibly surprise us with next Wednesday when it reveals the next iPad?NameWe’re all assuming that it will be called the iPad 3. Another name that has been tossed around is the iPad 2S. But there’s nothing stopping Apple from naming it something else entirely.iPad HD? iPad Pro? Your guess is as good as mine. Though it will probably be called the iPad 3, we won’t know for sure until next Wednesday.No home buttonThis is an old rumor that resurfaced after Apple’s teaser image for the event showed a Retina Display iPad without a home button. Was it a Photoshop job, or the real deal?We’ll find out next week, but we wouldn’t rule out the axing of the home button. It would be a way of simplifying the product, and Apple has a history of cutting anything that isn’t essential. With the iPad’s multitasking gestures, you could argue that the home button now lands in that non-essential category.3D gesturesIf Apple uses 3D gestures in iOS, this probably won’t show until another few years down the road. But if we’re waxing poetic about potential surprises in the iPad 3, this would qualify as one. A combination of the front-facing camera and a proximity sensor could allow you to pan, zoom, scroll, and multitask without even touching your display.SiriSoftware is much easier to keep under wraps than hardware (those darn supply chain leaks do it every time), so we’re more likely to see surprises in the software department.One software possibility for the iPad event is Siri. Though this has been bandied about the rumor mill, it isn’t nearly as highly expected as, say, the Retina Display or an upgraded camera. The virtual assistant will (probably) eventually run on all of Apple’s devices, so the iPad would be a logical next step, after its Fall debut on the iPhone 4S.ApertureThe Retina display, upgraded processor, and improved camera would give Apple the perfect opportunity to release Aperture for iPad. Apple could use this to upstage Adobe’s promising — but flawed — Photoshop Touch.As tablets transform into more serious content production tools, Apple wouldn’t want to miss the chance to establish its own apps as the leaders in the field. Aperture for iPad would let Apple use its moment in the spotlight to introduce the world to “the most advanced photo editing app for mobile devices.” Apple could intertwine it with iCloud, as an answer to Adobe’s Creative Cloud.If Aperture actually takes a step forward from its desktop counterpart, and includes (thus far) absent features like layers and masks, then Apple could establish Aperture for iPad as a halo app to eventually overtake consumer-level Photoshop Elements on the desktop.Netflix rivalThis is the longest of longshots, as we would have undoubtedly heard many rumors about content deals being struck. An iTunes subscription streaming service could happen at some point, but it would be a huge surprise — and a monumental show of secrecy — for it to be revealed next week.iCloud gamingOnlive’s iPad app was originally set to launch in early December. But it still hasn’t made it to the App Store, and Onlive has been quiet on the subject. Could Apple be set to launch its own rival game streaming service? It has the clout (and cash) to land top-tier content deals, and it could make a splash with the right games at launch. The Onlive rejection (or delay) could then be due to the app’s “duplicating of iOS features.”Console-quality gaming appsBarring a streaming service, Apple could still promote the new iPad as a legit gaming console. The tablet should have an upgraded GPU, which would allow for a mind-blowing keynote demonstration of console-esque games on the iPad. This could start to plant the seed in customers’ minds that the iPad is in the same category as the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii. Getting top studios like Rockstar Games involved would be the icing on the cake.Apple game controller accessoryCould we see an Apple gaming accessory introduced? If we’re talking about Apple pushing the iPad as a console replacement, then a controller wouldn’t be inconceivable. There were recent rumors about an unknown accessory being revealed at the event. Perhaps the physical controller would snap into place via magnets (like the Smart Cover), and connect via Bluetooth?Apple TV updateSigns are pointing to an imminent Apple TV refresh. As the company prepares us all for the iTV (or whatever the eventual TV set is called), it could use the iPad event as a way to introduce more people to the existing set-top box.If a new Apple TV box were introduced at the event, then Airplay would take center stage. This would fit perfectly with the above console gaming possibility. Apple could show the world that the combination of an iPad 3, iController, and Apple TV give you a home console experience that beats anything Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are doing.Surprise, surpriseDo we think any of these are strong possibilities? Probably not. Siri and the Apple TV update are probably the most likely of these scenarios, but they’re far from sure things.No matter what Apple brings, though, here’s to hoping that there’s something left to surprise us. After all, these are just electronic gadgets. Sure, they can be useful; but we enjoy them because they’re fun. Surprises can be a big part of that fun.last_img read more

Des neurones GPS mis en évidence dans le cerveau

first_imgDes “neurones GPS” mis en évidence dans le cerveauDes chercheurs américains viennent d’identifier chez l’homme des “cellules-grillage” dans le cerveau, dont la fonction servirait entre autres à se repérer dans l’espace et se souvenir de leur position. Une découverte qui pourrait être utile dans le traitement de la maladie d’Alzheimer.Comment expliquer le sens de l’orientation ? Passer d’un point A à un point B et savoir retourner sur ses pas, même si entre temps le décor, la lumière a changé ? Une équipe de chercheurs américains viennent de mettre en évidence chez l’homme un nouveau type de neurones, les “cellules-grillage”.Publiée dans la revue Nature Neuroscience, leur étude a consisté à observer l’activité cérébrale de patients épileptiques hospitalisés avec des électrodes implantés dans leur cerveau pour leur traitement. Pour tester leurs capacités de localisation dans l’espace, l’équipe leur a donné un jeu vidéo simple. Objectif : rejoindre des objets répartis sur un terrain. Une fois l’objet atteint, il fallait recommencer sauf que cette fois-ci l’objet est rendu invisible. Il fallait donc utiliser sa mémoire et son sens de l’orientation pour pouvoir le retrouver. Des cellules qui gèrent les données de navigation Les chercheurs ont ensuite étudié l’activité cérébrale des sujets afin de déterminer quelles cellules étaient impliquées dans cette tâche. C’est ainsi qu’ils ont mis en évidence des structures encore inconnues, du moins chez l’homme. En effet, les cellules-grillage (“grid cell” en anglais) ont déjà été mis en évidence chez les rats, laissant supposer qu’elles existent chez l’homme. Mais leur existence n’avait pas encore été confirmée. Ces neurones doivent leur nom aux grillages composés de triangles qui s’activent dans le cerveau lorsque l’individu se déplace. Ce comportement permet au cerveau de gérer les données de navigation entre le point de départ et l’arrivée, tout comme un GPS. “Il est vital que ce grillage soit cohérent car il montre comment les gens peuvent suivre leur localisation, même dans des environnements tortueux.” explique le docteur Joshua Jacobs, de la Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, auteur de l’étude. “Ce schéma triangulaire semble jouer un rôle fondamental dans notre cerveau pour la navigation. Sans ces cellules, il est probable que les humains se perdraient tout le temps, faute de repères”, ajoute t-il.Une région affectée par Alzheimer À lire aussiLe mariage aiderait à prévenir les risques de démence, mais pourquoi ?L’équipe souligne également que ces structures seraient plus importantes chez l’homme que chez le rat, car on les trouve dans deux zones du cerveau, contrairement au seul cortex entorhinal chez le rat. Cette partie du cerveau joue un rôle crucial dans le processus de mémorisation, et est l’une des premières affectées par la maladie d’Alzheimer. Cette découverte pourrait donc expliquer pourquoi les malades deviennent souvent très désorientés avec cette affection neurodégénérative. A terme, la découverte pourrait donc permettre aussi de trouver un moyen d’améliorer leurs fonctions cérébrales.Le 10 août 2013 à 18:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Maurizio Sarri thanks De Laurentiis for Napoli legacy

first_imgChelsea coach Maurizio Sarri discussed the legacy he left at Napoli in the summer and gave some insight into his relationship with Aurelio De LaurentiisSarri joined his hometown club Napoli in 2015 to replace the Real Madrid-bound Rafael Benítez.In the Spaniard’s final season in charge, Napoli finished fifth in the Serie A with 63 points after winning 18 of their 38 matches.However, Sarri ensured the Light Blues of top three finishes in the Serie A in all three of his seasons in charge.The Italian left the Stadio San Paolo in the summer with a second-place finish and 91 points after winning 28 matches.“Legacy at Napoli? I think the most visible one is numeric,” Sarri told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“I took a Napoli that had closed the championship with 63 points and I left a team that has reached 91.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“More than that could not be done. The other legacy is personal: the relationship with the city and its people.“I will never leave Naples. They compared my Napoli to that of Vinicio, one of the best teams in Italy, in the seventies, to travel in the future. This combination honours me.”Despite leaving Napoli on rather unfriendly terms with club president De Laurentiis, Sarri only has gratitude towards him.“De Laurentiis? I have nothing to say. I can only thank him,” said Sarri.“It gave me the greatest personal satisfaction of my life entrusting me with Naples, the team of my heart and of the origins.“It was a wonderful adventure that can not be erased from a leave like this.”last_img read more

John Laird When campaigns heat up so does the bridge rhetoric

first_imgNow that political campaigns are intensifying for the Aug. 7 primary and the Nov. 6 election, radical rhetoric about the Columbia River Crossing is rising to flood levels. So it’s time to review the Top Five Delusions about replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge. First, though, let’s start with three basic principles:Two-thirds or more of traffic on the bridge is local (entering or leaving the freeway — or both — in the five-mile CRC project area).Clark County and Vancouver are not the only stakeholders in the CRC. We should listen to other people in other places and try to work with them.Always keep in mind the goal of the CRC: The bridge must be replaced because it is too narrow, too congested and too dangerous for traffic, not to mention the fact that bridge lifts on an interstate highway are unacceptable.The CRC project is beset with many problems, not the least of which are funding uncertainties and disagreements over clearance for marine traffic. But as for the Top Five Delusions wafting among the critics:o Replacing the I-5 Bridge is futile because it will only expedite southbound traffic and worsen congestion at the Rose Quarter.The greater problem the CRC will solve is northbound traffic congestion, especially in evening rush hours. As for southbound traffic, the Rose Quarter is six miles from the bridge. Even if the CRC makes congestion worse at the Rose Quarter, great! Maybe that will expedite the long-overdue widening of I-5 there.Many skeptics insist that freeway widening at the Rose Quarter will never happen. But a June 6 Oregonian story reported the Oregon Department of Transportation is planning a project that will add lanes, cap portions of the freeway and improve interchanges around the Rose Quarter. Local (Portland) approval of the unfunded project is expected to be requested this fall.o The CRC is flawed because it offers no new lanes for through traffic.No new lanes are needed for through traffic. See No. 1 among the basic principles. Bridge congestion is caused largely by local — not through –traffic. And the bridge congestion is made worse by archaic interchanges nearby with dangerously short ramps.last_img read more

The month in numbers December 2015

first_imgA look at some of the key facts and figures from December 2015:8% would consider moving on from a new job if it does not provide them with a suitable work-life balance (Source: CV Library)34% believe that having pets in the workplace boosts health and happiness (Source: Purina)36% of employees are coping with a chronic health condition (Source: Britain’s Healthiest Company)60% of housing association respondents offer staff a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme (Source: EMA Business and Management Consultancy)38,100 Asda staff were enrolled in its employee share scheme in August 2015, up from 26,212 in 2010.£100,000 is the new upper income limit per parent for tax-free childcare. The reduction from £150,000 was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Autumn Statement.last_img read more