Why is OSU’s defense getting a free pass?

first_imgUSATSI_8180117_154512258_lowresYou know who’s gotten a semi-free pass this year (maybe a discounted pass)? Glenn Spencer and his defense has.We pile on Mike Yurcich because OSU’s offense is more stagnant than the Dead Sea — but what about that super athletic D?You guys know I love propping up points per drive as the most important stat for each unit — Glenn Spencer does too, by the way — so let’s look at the numbers for each unit.Points per value drive[1. Ball starts on offense’s side of midfield but reaches at least defense’s 30-yard line.]OSU offense: 4.60 (89th)OSU defense: 5.24 (86th)Points per long drive[1. Ball starts inside offense’s own 20.]OSU offense: 1.46 (58th)OSU defense: 2.26 (104th)Points per drive overallOSU offense: 1.82 (87th)OSU defense: 2.11 (71st)So yeah, let’s chat.We basically have the same level of offense and defense on value drives but our defense on long drives is far, far worse than our offense.But…but…the defense is so much younger!Total playing years accumulated by starters in the Kansas State game:Offense: 27 yearsDefense: 25 yearsOh.So yeah, maybe we shouldn’t be berating the offense for being awful (and it is) just because we’ve had so many great ones before it if we aren’t going to do the same with the defense.Mike Yurcich is sitting there like “WTF, guys, are you seeing these numbers?”And Travis Ford is sitting there like “YEAH, DO YOU SEE THESE NUMBERS?!”Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

MLS expansion: Ranking the remaining potential markets

first_imgMajor League Soccer expansion has seen the league grow in ways few could have imagined 17 years ago, when contraction forced the league to shrink to 10 teams, leaving its future in doubt. There are no longer questions about whether the league will survive. Those have been replaced with questions of how much more can the league grow.This week’s MLS All-Star Game in Orlando will give several expansion candidate groups a chance to state their cases for securing one of the three expansion slots expected to be filled in the near future. Though league officials have stated there will be no announcement made this week on new expansion teams, it is a safe bet this week will help clear up the picture on which markets are set to fill the next three expansion slots.AdChoices广告When MLS announced in April that it was backing off its self-imposed 28-team expansion limit, and setting a new limit of 30 teams, it was a game-changer for a league faced with the possibility of having to reject a viable expansion market in order to hold firm at 28 teams. As much as a 30-team league seems like overkill, the continued success of the league’s recent expansion teams, and the reality that multiple prospective markets have ownership groups willing to pay expansion fees north of $100 million, means MLS still has plenty of reason to keep expanding. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? April’s announcement means that instead of wondering which market will land the 28th expansion spot, the focus will turn to which markets can position themselves to grab the 30th slot, with Sacramento and St. Louis now looking like near-certain options for the 28th and 29th expansion slots.The 24-team league will expand to 26 in 2020 with the arrival of Inter Miami and Nashville SC. A new ownership group came together in Columbus to keep the Crew in business, thus helping MLS avert a PR nightmare, and the announcement of former Crew owner Anthony Precourt being awarded an expansion team in Austin, Texas sets up MLS for Austin FC to begin play in 2021 as the league’s 27th team.Which markets will follow Austin into MLS? Goal takes a closer look at the leading markets in the running for what are now three available expansion slots – ranked in order of their chances of being selected by MLS:1. ST. LOUISSt Louis MLS stadium renderingA market once thought dead as an expansion option, St. Louis has been revived after the recent emergence of a new expansion group with the financial muscle to push the mid-western city back into a prime contender position.A group made up of family members of the founder of car rental powerhouse Enterprise have joined forces with Jim Kavanaugh, part-owner of USL side St. Louis FC and a member of the group that tried to bring MLS to St. Louis in 2017 only to have a stadium measure defeated by a public vote. The new expansion group is focused on a stadium project that wouldn’t require public funding, which is a game-changing development. It is no secret that MLS has long viewed St. Louis as an important market due to the historical significance of one of the country’s longest-serving soccer hotbeds. The league’s desire to add MLS was clearly a driving force behind the decision to make plans to expand to 30 teams.2. SACRAMENTOSacramento MLS Expansion 2Three years ago Sacramento had the feel of a city with everything falling into place for an MLS expansion bid, but it was forced to stand by and watch Nashville, Cincinnati and Austin jumped ahead, leaving the California capital feeling much less like a sure bet even though it has everything MLS has asked for in a bid.Sacramento’s bid has gained momentum in recent months, both with the arrival of new investor and billionaire financier Ron Burkle, who in January agreed to buy a controlling stake in the Sacramento MLS expansion group. The Sacramento city council recently voted to approve the term sheet for construction of a soccer stadium, including $33 million in incentives along the way, which only bolstered Sacramento’s standing as the leading candidate for the 28th expansion spot.With Burkle on board, and with San Diego’s once-promising bid having collapsed at the ballot box last November, Sacramento has put a stranglehold on the top spot on this list, and Thursday’s announcement by MLS that it will expand to 30 teams all but assures that Sacramento will finally join MLS after several years of pushing to gain entry.3. CHARLOTTEMLS Expansion Charlotte Stadium imageLong considered a distant second to Raleigh as a potential MLS expansion market, Charlotte has received a boost since billionaire David Tepper expressed his interest in bringing an MLS team to Bank of America Stadium. Tepper recently purchased the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and has been very vocal about wanting to add an MLS team. Charlotte’s rise up the expansion rankings has come quickly, but we need only look at how fast Nashville went from long shot to MLS expansion team to know we have to take Charlotte seriously now as a contender for the 30th expansion slot. Members of the city’s expansion group recently met with MLS, a meeting the league wasn’t shy about promoting, which in itself was enough to add momentum to Charlotte’s standing as a serious contender.4. LAS VEGASLas Vegas Expansion MLS Stadium ProjectA year ago, Las Vegas was far from being considered a viable option for MLS expansion, but so much has changed in the past 12 months. USL side Las Vegas Lights has enjoyed a successful two years of existence at a timne when the NHL’s Golden Knights have also thrived to show Las Vegas can be a pro sports town. Throw in the looming arrival of the NFL’s Raiders and you see why MLS is looking at Las Vegas through a totally different lens.Also boosting Las Vegas chances is the emergence of multiple potential ownership groups showing interest in trying to bring MLS to Sin City. Las Vegas Lights owner Brett Lashbrook has already agreed to sell his team when an investor emerges ready to make an MLS expansion push, while another potential bid could attempt to combine an MLS expansion team with the city’s new NFL stadium, which is scheduled to be open in 2022. the NHL Golden Knights’ owner is also reportedly interested in trying to bring an MLS team to the city, 5. PHOENIXPhoenix MLS Expansion StadiumOnce considered a bit of a long shot, the owners of USL side Phoenix Rising have been working hard to build an enticing expansion project for MLS to consider and have ticked several boxes. The group has a diverse and high-profile list of owners, including Didier Drogba, who recently wrapped up his illustrious playing career with a run to the USL final. Phoenix also has a stadium project lined up. What’s working against Phoenix? It doesn’t have much in the way of professional soccer history, though it has drawn large crowds to the area to see the U.S. and Mexican national teams. It is a large market, the largest among the current expansion contenders, but it’s also a market loaded with professional sports, meaning more competition for dollars and eyeballs.Phoenix received a boost when San Diego’s expansion hopes were crushed by a failed stadium vote in October of 2018, but Las Vegas’ emergence as a serious contender poses a real threat to Phoenix’s chances of securing one of the next three expansion spots.6. RALEIGHRaleigh Downtown Stadium Project GraphicThe more established of the two North Carolina-based expansion possibilities, Raleigh’s bid is led by Steve Malick, owner of USL outfit North Carolina FC, who also owns an NWSL team and has strong ties with MLS. The Raleigh bid has received a major boost recently in the wake of the unveiling of a $2 billion development project in downtown Raleigh featuring a soccer stadium. Malick has partnered with developer Kane Realty Corporation to propose the project, named Downtown South.The new project has helped Raleigh’s profile climb past some other stagnant bids, while also staying ahead of Charlotte as the leading bid in North Carolina.7. DETROITDetroit MLS Expansion Ford FieldOnce considered a front-runner for an expansion team, Detroit’s group has undergone some setbacks that have taken the steam out of the once-booming bid.A finalist for an expansion spot when MLS chose to award teams to Nashville and Cincinnati, Detroit lost momentum after changing its plans for a stadium, going from building a new soccer-specific stadium to playing in Ford Field. Detroit’s bid endured another recent setback with the revelation that a proposed retractable roof for Ford Field isn’t a viable option . Detroit’s stadium situation may not be as much of a negative as originally believed considering how Atlanta United has successfully turned playing into an NFL stadium into a positive.Working against Detroit’s chances is St. Louis’ emergence as leading expansion option in the Midwest, and the growing strength of North Carolina-based interest, which could position new expansion threats in an area of the country where MLS could use a presence.8. SAN DIEGOSan Diego MLS Landon Donovan ExpansionJust one successful public stadium vote away from jumping to the top of this list, San Diego has fallen hard after seeing its soccer stadium initiative soundly defeated in last November’s voting. The lopsided margin not only cost San Diego a chance at an MLS team by 2021, it may also scare away future groups from trying to bring a team to San Diego in the future.Why is San Diego still on the list? San Diego State University’s stadium project bid was successful, and that group’s officials have suggested an MLS team could play in the new 35,000-seat football stadium the university intends to build. MLS officials made it clear before the election that the league preferred to deal with the Soccer City ownership group, but things can change, and we’ll call it highly unlikely, though not impossible, that MLS considers putting a team in the new San Diego football stadium. That would require a new ownership group though since it seems extremely unlikely that Soccer City would join forces with the same group that dragged it through the mud during a contentious run-up to last November’s stadium vote.MLS commissioner Don Garber told Goal last November, after the failed stadium vote, that San Diego could still work itself back into the picture, and now that MLS has revealed plans to expand to 30 teams, that could breath new life into San Diego’s chances. Throw in the recent announcement of a USL team being launched in San Diego, led by Landon Donovan and MLS expansion guru Walter Smith, and San Diego is suddenly starting to climb back up the expansion rankings.9. TAMPAWhen David Beckham’s Miami expansion team begins play it will leave just one market that has lost an MLS team and not gotten it back in the form of Tampa. MLS commissioner Don Garber made bringing MLS back to Miami a priority, but hasn’t been as publicly driven to bring MLS back to Tampa more than 15 years after the Mutiny were contracted.The recent sale of the Tampa Bay Rowdies to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team should improve the market’s chances of gaining an MLS expansion team, but the fact that the Southeast has recently added Orlando City, Atlanta United and will soon add Miami leaves Tampa low on this list as MLS focuses its attention on other parts of the country.10. INDIANAPOLISThe recent twists and turns in MLS expansion haven’t helped Indianapolis very much. FC Cincinnati’s impending move to MLS, coupled with the successful saving of the Columbus Crew, means the Midwest isn’t the priority it once was as MLS tries to put together its expansion plan.At least that was the popular belief before MLS unveiled plans to expand to 30 teams. Now, with a much larger footprint than originally planned, MLS could start looking at the success of FC Cincinnati and rejuvenated market in Columbus as signs that the MIdwest is a market to cultivate and not one to stop developing. Indianapolis has a weak bid by comparison to others on this list, with no soccer-specific stadium plans in the immediate future, but Cincinnati’s success and Columbus’ revival could give Indianapolis the evidence it needs to start convincing city leaders that MLS is an investment worth making.last_img read more

We’re giving away a pair of To Boot New York sneakers!

first_img Bundle Up Right Now With the Best Sweaters for Men Editors’ Recommendations The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The New Gerber Explore Collection Offers Up Great Holiday (or Anytime) Gift Ideas We at The Manual really dig sharing all of our ‘How To’s’ and Guides with you the reader. But what is equally fun, is when we actually get to put a great bag under your arm, or a pair of shoes on your feet. Today, we’re doing just that with our friends over at To Boot New York.Their high-quality footwear is a big step up from the old beaters you put on to mow the lawn or walk the dog. These are business casual kicks with a vintage twist, made with the kind of high quality materials you can really feel when you lace them up. Wear them with khakis, joggers, or slacks – you’ll always look clean and snappy.For over 20 years, designer and co-founder Adam Derrick has been enchanted with the careful precision and quality of Italian leather craftsmen. For him, “there is no substitute for this attention to quality and detail to achieve the finest result.” And achieve he has, producing seasonal collections every year, and from boots to loafers, they’re all created with the highest quality materials.It’s also a move in a different direction for To Boot, one that they put a lot of careful thought into. Derrick has a few things to say on the matter, stressing the importance of quality and clean, classic construction, rather than following trends.“While a lot of designer sneakers skew to a bling-y, look-at-me style, I wanted to do a sneaker that spoke to my customer’s more understated and quality-conscious aesthetic. Like my shoe and boot collections, the sneakers are made in Italy with the same time honored shoe making traditions of hand-cutting, sewing and lasting.”With that in mind, To Boot New York and The Manual are very pleased to be giving away a pair of the Farley Black sneakers, with smooth leather uppers, and supportive rubber outsoles with a leather upper welting for a more professional look. Just head over to our Facebook page and share the post from there; we’ll be choosing a winner on Friday. Good luck!The Farley Low, as well as the rest of the spring and summer collection, is available over on the To Boot New York store page. Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites last_img read more

A cuppa plastic and talking to strangers InTheNews for Sept 26

first_imgIn-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Sept. 26.What we are watching in Canada …And in the third week of the campaign, the leaders are scattered across the country like sunshine on snow.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Green Leader Elizabeth May are both in Montreal todayScheer is hitting what have historically been among the safest Liberal ridings in Montreal: Mount Royal and Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel.Mount Royal has gone for the Liberals in every election since 1940; it was the seat of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s father Pierre for nearly 20 years.Trudeau starts his day in Sudbury, Ont., expected to continue a string of environment-related announcements at a conservation area, before whistlestopping his way southeast to a rally in Peterborough.The NDP’s Jagmeet Singh is spending a third day in a row in British Columbia, talking mainly about housing in events on Vancouver Island.And Maxime Bernier of the People’s Party continues his own trip to the West, spreading his populist message in Calgary after spending Wednesday in Vancouver.—Also this …A new finding from federal researchers says Indigenous people are spending fewer nights in homeless shelters than non-Indigenous users.Researchers warn that this points to more problematic — or even insidious — issues in the country’s housing system.The study found that no matter the community, Indigenous people were over-represented in emergency shelters.They make up about 30 per cent of users despite only being about five per cent of the national population.They stayed more often, but for fewer nights — almost five fewer nights per year, on average — which federal researchers say isn’t “necessarily a positive outcome.”—ICYMI (In case you missed it) …WINNIPEG — Manitoba politician who was investigated for showing an assistant a picture of naked women and making inappropriate remarks says he has undergone sensitivity training, has learned his lesson and hopes to move on.Shortly before the Sept. 10 provincial election, CBC News reported that Wowchuk’s former constituency assistant, who was not named, said the politician made a joke leading her to believe there were animal photos on his cellphone before he showed her a picture of naked women holding chainsaws.The CBC report said Wowchuk was the subject of an internal investigation that found he violated the legislature’s respectful workplace police on five occasions, including one in which he phoned his assistant while in the bathtub and another where he made comments about her wearing a bikini.Wowchuk was allowed to remain in the Tory caucus and was re-elected in his Swan River constituency with 68 per cent of votes cast when the Tories won a second consecutive majority mandate.—What we are watching in the U.S. …Developments in Washington seem to be breathless.Here’s the latest.President Donald Trump’s repeated prodding of the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden and his son could amount to an illegal request for a campaign contribution from a foreign citizen.Trump’s request to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was not for campaign cash, but what’s referred to as an “in kind” contribution that would arguably be of more value — damaging information that could be weaponized against Biden, a potential 2020 rival.“Is it legal for the president of the United States to ask a foreign country to intervene in our election to help him and investigate his potential opponent? And I think it is clearly illegal,” said Larry Noble, a former general counsel to the Federal Election Commission who is a Trump critic.That’s likely to be among the issues House Democrats focus on as they pursue an impeachment inquiry into efforts by Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani.Trump has said he did nothing wrong.—What we are watching in the rest of the world …“Have you no shame, prime minister?” said Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party’s leader in Parliament.An unrepentant Prime Minister Boris Johnson brushed off cries of “Resign!” and dared his foes to try to topple him at a raucous session of Parliament on Wednesday, a day after Britain’s highest court ruled he acted illegally in suspending the body ahead of the Brexit deadline.Amid shouts, angry gestures and repeated cries of “Order!” in the House of Commons, Johnson emphatically defended his effort to withdraw Britain from the European Union on Oct. 31, with or without a separation agreement with the EU.Johnson was greeted with applause from his own Conservative lawmakers and jeers from the opposition side as he faced the Commons, hours after cutting short a trip to the United Nations in New York.The leader of the main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said the prime minister is not fit to govern and “should have done the honourable thing and resigned” after the ruling.He said Johnson “thinks he is above the law” and has shown “no shred of remorse or humility.”—On this day in 1990 …The Oka crisis ended when Mohawk Warriors laid down their weapons after a 78-day standoff with Quebec police and Canadian soldiers.The standoff began July 11 when police raided a barricade set up to protest the expansion of a golf course on land claimed by the Mohawks. By the end, army officials had taken 34 men, 16 women and six children into custody. One police officer was killed.—Weird and wild …MONTREAL — A McGill University professor says tea lovers may be swallowing billions of tiny plastic particles along with their favourite brew.Nathalie Tufenkji published a study Wednesday in the U.S. journal Environmental Science & Technology that examined the amount of microplastics and nanoplastics released when four unnamed brands of tea bags were steeped in hot water.Researchers at the Montreal university focused their analysis on premium brands that come in voluminous, silk-like bags, instead of the more common paper variety.“We were expecting to see some particles — obviously, just naturally from putting this material in hot water — but we were shocked when we saw that it’s actually releasing billions of particles from a single tea bag,” Tufenkji said.—New in books …From the deceptions of New York Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff to the wrongful murder conviction of American student Amanda Knox in Italy, Malcolm Gladwell posits that some of the most polarizing controversies of our time boil down to a misunderstanding between strangers.In his new book, “Talking to Strangers,” proudly Canadian, New York-based journalist cites these highly charged headlines as examples of what he believes to be the defining problem of the modern age: We’re more connected than ever before with people we know less about, multiplying the potential for encounters to go awry.Gladwell’s knack for making abstruse ideas accessible to a mass audience has earned him a reputation as an intellectual forefather of the modern pop-science genre, and in some circles, made him the target of criticism surrounding its divisive appeal.—The games we play …FREDERICTON — A global relay aimed at making the streets more welcoming to female motorcycle riders has completed it’s Canadian leg and passed the baton off to the United States.Thirty women in New Brunswick drove their bikes through the rain Tuesday before meeting up with a group of Americans at the border crossing to Calais, Maine.“It was a great day, and the rain seemed to stop every time we stopped to do something,” New Brunswick organizer Catherine Lawrence said Wednesday.The Women Riders World Relay was launched by Hayley Bell, a 27-year-old from the United Kingdom.The relay will spend 14 days crossing the U.S. before moving on to Mexico. It’s expected to end in the United Arab Emirates early next year.—The Canadian Presslast_img read more

No silver lining for pipelines after rail disaster TransCanada CEO

CALGARY — The CEO of one of Canada’s biggest pipeline companies says there’s no silver lining in the Lac-Megantic train disaster.There have been suggestions that transporting oil by pipeline may become more palatable after several oil-laden rail cars exploded over the weekend in the Quebec town.But TransCanada boss Russ Girling says there’s “no good news here for anybody” in the tragedy and the notion that the pipeline industry will somehow benefit makes no sense.Girling says he’s “extremely optimistic” the company’s proposal to ship Western crude east via Quebec has enough customer support to go ahead.TransCanada’s (TSX:TRP) Keystone XL proposal to connect mostly oilsands crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast has been in limbo for years amid fervent environmental opposition.Girling says a mid-summer decision by the Obama administration on Keystone XL is looking unlikely and he can’t predict when the protracted regulatory process will finally wrap up. read more

UN urged to help find Gunaratnam

The wife of a disappeared political party leader in Sri Lanka has appealed to the United Nations and the Australian government to help finding him.Premkumar Gunaratnam alias Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage Dayalal and Dimutu Attygalle are missing since Friday night, said their party activists. Speaking with BBC Sinhala service Sandeshaya from Australia, she said she also appealed to the Australian government. In an appeal to the UN Human Rights Commission, Mr Gunaratnam’s wife Champa Somaratne said: “We are extremely concerned for his safety and feel that he is faced with imminent danger to his life.” “I told them that my husband was arrested in Sri Lanka on 06 April by an armed group and I believe that the arrest has happened with the blessing of the government,” said Dr Somaratne.The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP), a breakaway group of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), said both Gunaratnam and Attygalle went missing after attending a meeting on Friday to organise the FSP’s first convention on Monday.Dr Somaratne, a former JVP activist recalled how she, together with two children, were detained for 18 hours at Colombo’s international airport on 02 January as she was boarding a plane to Australia.“When I detained at the airport they repeatedly questioned about my husband. Therefore I clearly see a link between these two incidents,” she told BBC Sandeshaya. Sri Lanka government has, however, rejected the accusation that it was behind the disappearance. She was not aware of her husband committing any crime in Sri Lanka, said Dr Somaratne, apart from exercising his rights as a citizen by getting involved in politics.“My first suspicion is towards the governments, police CID and the ministry of defence,” said Dr Somaratne.Mr Gunaratnam’s sister, Niranjanee, told BBC Sinhala service that the police officers from the criminal investigation division (CID), continuously visited their house seeking for information about his whereabouts. Spokesman for the ministry of defence, Lakshman Hulugalle, told BBC Sandeshaya that the current government has no need to abduct political activists.“It is a known fact that political dissidents were abducted during Chandrika, Premadasa and JR’s tenure. But it is not the case any longer,” said Mr Hulugalle. (BBC Sinhala) read more

EC 2014 Quals Spain begins with an easy victory over neighbours Portugal

entrerriosfuria rojaPortugalrocasSpainswitzerland In the first match today out of four in total, Spain began its quest in the European Championship 2014 with an easy home victory over neighbouring Portugal. In front of 6000 spectators in Sevilla, the “Furia Roja” won easily with 34:20 the match against Portugal. Entrerrios and Rocas led the team with six goals each. This coming Sunday Spain are playing their second game, away at Switzerland, another victory is expected. ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2016 qual: Greece, Finland and Estonia win Next Story → EC 2014 Quals: Montenegro shocks Germany, wins 31:27 in Mannheim! read more

Thieves dig 50ft tunnel into Tesco to steal cash from an ATMand

first_imgTHIEVES OUTSIDE MANCHESTER dug a 50ft tunnel under a building to steal cash from an ATM in a local Tesco.Police say that a “significant amount of cash” was taken and believe that the subterranean burglars may have spent a number of months digging the tunnel.The cash was actually taken on 14 March when the thieves tunneled under nearby wasteland overnight and into the shop on Liverpool Road in Salford.There they stole cash boxes containing a substantial sum of money before disappearing back through the tunnel and escaping with the cash.Greater Manchester Police say that they may have spent a number of months digging the tunnel because of the amount of planning that was involved and complex nature of the tunnel structure.(Pic: Greater Manchester Police)“These people had obviously spent a long time plotting this crime and I doubt they would have been able to keep their plans secret for all that time, without telling others about their elaborate scheme, ” said investigating officer Mark Toker.The offenders must have spent long periods of time in the area over the last few months, which people may have noticed. You may have seen people acting suspiciously on Friday night, possibly covered in soil.Police are to hold a briefing for local journalists at the scene this morning but have warned that “for safety reasons no-one will be permitted into the tunnel”.Read: Great Train Robbery’s Ronnie Biggs dies, aged 84 >Read: Man arrested in connection with book theft at National Library >last_img read more

Research team permanently traps carbon dioxide by turning it into bricks

first_imgAn increasing amount of research is being done into how to capture and store carbon dioxide rather than continuing to pump it into the Earth’s atmosphere. Lowering levels by somehow storing it for long periods of time could limit any predicted climate change, but how do you go about doing that cost effectively?A research team comprised of members from the University of Newcastle in Australia, the Orica chemical company, and carbon innovation company GreenMag Group, believe they have a solution that not only stores carbon emissions, but turns them into a useful product.The team have spent six years researching carbon dioxide storage, and have come up with a way to turn it into a solid, permanent rock-like product that is then used to create building materials. Using a new $9 million manufacturing plant built in Newcastle, the team expect to start producing bricks as well as a range of other green building industry products.The reason to get excited about such a process is it gives companies an incentive to capture carbon dioxide in the first place. By doing so they can manufacture a new base material and products that can then be sold on for a profit. In the process they are permanently trapping carbon emissions.The process has already been proven on a small scale in a lab, with the experimental plant being the next stage in the process to move into mass production. The carbon dioxide is captured and then combined with low grade minerals, examples of which include magnesium and calcium silicate. This forms inert carbonates and turns the CO2 into a solid that forms the basis for a new building material.Depending on how well the system works on a large scale, any and all carbon-producing plants, e.g. coal-fired power stations, could be upgraded to capture and store their carbon emissions for manufacturing purposes. It also means new techniques for capturing carbon dioxide now have a way to reuse what they capture rather than figuring out how to store it instead.[Image credit: ecotist]last_img read more

Klopp hails prolific Salah in Liverpools win

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Mohamed Salah after the Egypt international took his Premier League goal to 50 in a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace.Salah’s brace made it 50 in 72 matches – the same as former Reds favourite Fernando Torres, an out-and-out striker – and a record only bettered by Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer.And German gaffer Klopp could only sing his praises after enduring a tense ending at Anfield.“Exceptional achievement from a world-class player,” said Klopp via Belfast Telegraph.“Wow, an outstanding number. I heard the names of the other players who got there a bit quicker – Alan Shearer, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Andy Cole – good strikers as well eh?“Maybe he would have scored more and earlier if I hadn’t played him on the right wing so often. My fault.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“But no, not bad. (He has) helped us a lot. It’s a typical win-win situation. He benefits from the style of play, and the boys benefit of course from his scoring desire. It’s cool.”Klopp also praised the character of his players after bouncing back twice to seal the victory.⚽ Mohamed Salah has scored his 50th PL goal (48 Liverpool, 2 Chelsea).Only 3 players in competition history have been quicker in reaching the 50-goal milestone pic.twitter.com/f6JRZPNhWl— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) January 19, 2019last_img read more

Spartak Moscow sack coach Massimo Carrera

first_imgSpartak Moscow have announced Massimo Carrera’s dismissal on Monday following their poor start to the seasonThe former Juventus defender was appointed as the new manager of Spartak in August 2016 and won the Russian Premier League in his first season in charge.However, Carrera struggled to build on from that point onwards with Spartak finishing third in the league table the following campaign.Spartak then lost out to PAOK in the third round of Champions League qualifying for this year and lie in seventh place in the Premier League standings.“Last season’s results were considered unsatisfactory — not a single one of the targets were achieved,” read a statement on the club website.“The results and play of the team this season have shown there is no tendency toward improvement.”Joao Mario is delighted to have joined Lokomotiv Moscow Manuel R. Medina – August 27, 2019 Joao Mario has left Italian Lega Serie A side Internazionale Milan to join Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian Premier League.Carrera won 49 of his 89 games in charge of Spartak, who also announced that Raul Riancho will take over from his duties as head coach.⚡️⚡️⚡️ Массимо Каррера покидает #СпартакСовет директоров @fcsm_official принял решение освободить Массимо Карреру от занимаемой должности.Исполняющим обязанности главного тренера назначен Рауль Рианчо. pic.twitter.com/JShQUwbE6d— FC Spartak Moscow (@fcsm_official) October 22, 2018last_img read more

Alleged gunfights continue 2 more killed

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo suspected drug traders were killed in reported gunfights in Tangail and Rangpur districts early Sunday amid the countrywide anti-narcotics drive.The deceased are Ruhul alias Kailya Ruhul from Tangail and Rafiqul Islam Opi, 45, son of a certain late Ahsan Ali of Haragachhi municipality area in Kaunia upazila of Rangpur.Read More: 10 prominent citizens concerned over ‘extrajudicial killings’With the death of Ruhul and Opi, the number of killed has risen to 131 during the anti-narcotics drives across the country in the last 20 days.Of the 131, a total of 68 people were killed in alleged gunfights with police and DB members, 34 with RAB and 29 were killed during gunfights between rival groups, claimed law enforcement agencies.In Tangail, suspected drug trader Ruhul was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) during an anti-narcotics drive in Golra village of Kalihati upazila early Sunday.The gunfight took place around 2:00am which left Ruhul dead on the spot, said RAB-12 company commander Nazmul Alam.Read More: 2 more killed in alleged gunfightsTwo RAB men were also injured in the gunfight, he added.In Rangpur, suspected drug trader Rafiqul Islam Opi was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of drug traders.On information of the ‘gunfight’, police rushed to the spot and recovered Rafiqul’s body, said Saifur Rahman, additional superintendent of district police.The law enforcement also recovered two pistols, a sharp weapon, 40 bottles of Phensedyl and 225 pieces of yaba tablets.last_img read more

Smart Guns Exist Why Arent They On The Market

first_img Share Photo by Biofire Technologies/PBS NewsHourKai Kloepfer began designing his first smart gun for a high school science fair project. Now, six years later, that project has evolved into the startup Biofire Technologies, which is poised to put its first smart gun on the market.As a high school science fair project, Kai Kloepfer developed a handgun that can only be activated by its owner’s fingerprints. He was 15 at the time. His goal was to reduce deaths by creating a gun that won’t function in the hands of toddlers, suicidal teens, or anyone without permission to use it.Now, six years later, that project has evolved into the startup Biofire Technologies, which is poised to put its first smart gun on the market. The startup is part of a small but motivated group of companies that are racing to launch the country’s first smart gun.There’s a problem though: even if the gun is developed, gun shops aren’t likely to sell it. This is due to a combination of factors, namely a New Jersey law requiring that any handgun sold in the state must be a smart gun, as soon as smart guns are commercially available in the country.It’s not a question of demand. In 2016, a Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research study found that 59 percent of Americans in the market for a handgun were willing to buy a smart gun. Stephen Teret, public health researcher and co-author on the study, sees in smart guns a possibility for reducing gun deaths. “I feel a high level of certainty that there will be a substantial number of lives saved,” he said.His colleague at the center, Daniel Webster, questions whether smart technology will reduce gun deaths. The study, Webster said, showed two things: that the willingness to buy a smart gun was lower among gun owners than those that don’t own guns and that most people interested in buying smart guns already practice gun safety by locking guns in a safe place or keeping ammunition separate.Safe technology, Webster said, will make owning a gun more appealing to people who are not already gun owners, which could lead to more suicides. In other words, Webster believes that smart guns could counterintuitively result in more, not fewer, gun deaths.Photo: Biofire Technologies/Photo via PBS NewsHourThe smart gun can only be activated by the owner’s fingerprint.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the majority of firearm deaths in the United States are suicides committed by people who bought their own guns. Simply bringing a firearm into your home increases that suicide risk threefold, Webster said.Teret disagrees. “Guns are consumer products,” he said. “They should be made as safe as possible, just like we make cars, toys, blenders, hair dryers and everything else as safe as possible.”The National Rifle Association did not respond to requests for comment.More than 16 years ago, Teret helped draft the 2002 Childproof Handgun Law of New Jersey, the law that mandates that once smart gun technology is commercially available, all guns sold must be smart guns. But the law sparked boycotts nationwide by those who believed it infringed on their Second Amendment rights. Customers avoided stores that agreed to sell smart guns; some store owners were threatened with violence. As a result, the law has had a chilling effect on the U.S. smart gun market.“It’s an abusive law, to use the availability of a product to limit the sale of guns,” said David Kopel, Second Amendment project director at the Independence Institute. “Adding an extra choice to what people can buy is certainly not an infringement, but mandating that they buy it – absolutely.”But Teret points to the Heller Decision, a 2008 U.S. Supreme Court decision that protects the right to bear arms. This decision, he said, “doesn’t mean that all people under all circumstances can claim any kind of gun they want and possess that gun in every place that they want. There are rational limitations.”A revision to the law that would require sellers to offer at least one smart gun is currently up for consideration. Kopel calls this revision an improvement and expects that if it passes, the smart gun boycotts would end.Here are two other high-tech solutions designed to reduce gun violence.Microwave weapon detectorThe Westgate Las Vegas Resort, which bans all guns from its buildings, is pilot testing a new surveillance technique that uses microwaves to find concealed guns, knives, and bombs. The discreet sensor, called Patscan Cognitive Microwave Radar, can be hidden in walls, counters, and other parts of the architecture.The device relies on a combination of radar and machine learning. It sends out a pulse of microwave energy that causes objects to resonate with a distinct signature. The device then uses an algorithm to interpret the signal, and sends a message. That message, for example, could look like this: “This object is 94 percent likely to be a handgun.”Martin Cronin, CEO of Patriot One Technology, who designed the sensors, said that this technology is a step above traditional airport metal detectors, which detect all metal, including non-threatening items like belt buckles or cell phones. But Cronin said that, aside from an occasional new object, like a prosthetic limb or obscure tool, the microwave scanners detect and identify specific weapons at a high accuracy.Still, Cronin said there isn’t one single answer to reducing gun deaths. “It takes a combination of good policy, good practice and public safety coupled with smart technologies and intervention measures in the public health system,” he said.An instant ear for gunshotsMotivated by the Sandy Hook shooting, Jim Skorpik, a chief engineer at Pacific Northwest National Lab developed and licensed an acoustic gunshot detection device to reduce the amount of time it takes for help to arrive on the scene.The device measures the energy of a sound wave and identifies if it is a firecracker, a slamming door, or a gunshot. It then records the waveform indicating the caliber of the weapon, which helps first responders better prepare with the right personnel and protective gear.Photo: Pacific Northwest National Lab/Photo via PBS NewsHourThe gunshot detection device is designed to be small and affordable.Combined with additional technology, it automatically alerts authorities to the exact location of the gunfire, down to the room number and can trigger a lockdown system. The device costs about $100 per unit.“I think all these technologies put together can definitely help prevent gun violence, and that is the most important thing,” said Kannan Krishnaswami, commercialization manager for the Patscan Cognitive Microwave Radar.But Webster from the Center for Gun Policy and Research said devices like these misdirect resources that could be spent on addressing the real problem. “We have to be grounded in reality. Schools are about as safe a place as kids can be as it relates to gunfire… We have a problem with gun violence. Sometimes that intersects with our schools. But to think that we’re going to create these fortresses with various technologies – is only going so far,” he said.To make a greater impact, Webster suggests investing in school policies that help kids who are having social and emotional problems and programs designed to encourage students to tell adults when someone is making threats.A public opinion survey, released May 17 by Johns Hopkins, found that, despite the political divide, most gun owners and non-gun owners agree on policies that regulate gun ownership. The survey showed that 85.3 percent of gun owners and 88.7 percent of non-gun owners support universal background checks, with similar numbers supporting higher training standards for concealed-carry permit holders and better reporting on mental illness for background checks.last_img read more

Firefox 59 mark HTTP as insecure

first_imgFirefox 59: mark HTTP as insecure by Martin Brinkmann on December 14, 2017 in Firefox – 23 commentsThe Web migrates from using HTTP predominantly to HTTPS. More than 66% of all Firefox page loads are now secured by HTTPS, an increase of 20% when compared to the January figure of this year.HTTPS encrypts the connection to protect it against tampering or spying. The rise of Lets Encrypt, a service that offers certificates for free, and the push to HTTPS by Google Search, and companies that create browsers, surely played a role in the big year over year increase.Most web browsers will mark non-HTTPS websites as insecure beginning in 2018. Plans are underway already; Google Chrome for instance marks HTTP sites with password or credit card fields as insecure already, and Mozilla announced plans to deprecate non-secure HTTP in Firefox, and highlights HTTP pages with password fields as insure as well.Mozilla added a configuration switch to Firefox 59 — currently available on the Nightly channel — that marks any HTTP site as insecure in the web browser.Firefox displays a lock symbol that is crossed out on non secure sites. A click on the icon displays the “connection is not secure” notification that current versions of Firefox display already.The switch makes the fact that the site’s connection is not secure more visible in the browser. It is only a matter of time until this is implemented directly so that users won’t have to flip the switch anymore to make the change.You can make the change right now in Firefox 59 in the following way:Load about:config?filter=security.insecure_connection_icon.enabled in the browser’s address bar.Double-click on the preference.A value of true enables the insecure connection icon in the browser’s address bar, a value of false returns to the default state.Firefox users who only want the indicator in private browsing mode can do that as well:Load about:config?filter=security.insecure_connection_icon.pbmode.enabled in the address bar.Double-click on the value.A value of true shows the new icon, a value of false does not.Closing WordsIt is only a matter of time before browsers like Chrome or Firefox will mark any HTTP site as insecure in the browser. Websites that still use HTTP at that time will likely see a drop in visits because of that.Now You: Do you access HTTP sites regularly? (via Sören)SummaryArticle NameFirefox 59: mark HTTP as insecureDescriptionFind out how to configure the Firefox web browser — version 59 or newer — to mark any HTTP site as insecure directly in the browser UI.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgFeature | September 17, 2009 | Cristen C. Bolan See the Signs of Heart Disease in Women Doctors identify heart disease in women with atypical symptoms using MRI and optical coherence tomography. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Daniel S. Berman, M.D., FACC is chief of cardiac imaging and nuclear cardiology at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more 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. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Related Content Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) 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 PreviousNext Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease (CAD), heart attacks and death in both men and women in the United States. However, advances in diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease treatment have concentrated on lowering mortality rates in men and less so in women. The under-representation of women in clinical research has resulted in an insufficient understanding of symptoms of CAD in women. Subsequently, many women who die suddenly from heart disease have no previously recognized symptoms.Recently, there has been growing awareness for a gender-specific approach to diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease in women. The medical community has responded by initiating new clinical studies investigating the progressive accumulation of plaque in women, and establishing specialized clinics dedicated to women’s health issues, such as the Advanced Preventive Women’s Clinic at the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.Recognizing the SignsWhile women share the same classic symptoms of cardiovascular disease as men do, they also may present with atypical symptoms, particularly women who have angina, which may not manifest as chest discomfort but as a hot or burning sensation, a tenderness to touch, in the back, shoulders, arms or jaw. They may lead a doctor to overlook CAD and result in misdiagnosis. Daniel S. Berman, M.D., Chief of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and a leader in cardiac imaging research, identifies a need for screening seemingly asymptomatic patients.“Although women have classic heart pain symptoms just like men do, many of them perceive their discomfort very differently. It’s not the classic heart disease symptoms that doctors are trained to look for. Knowing that, there has been a tremendous increase in the recognition of how commonly women have heart disease now, and doctors are much more tuned into that than they were several years ago,” indicated Dr. Berman. “Classic chest pain is below the breastbone, it comes on by exertion, and it’s relieved by rest. Men can have that classic symptom more than women do. Women wouldn’t have all of those components of the pain. It might be in a different location, they might feel shortness of breath rather than chest pain, and they could just be tired,” he said. “There are many different symptoms, and they are not specific; they could be from a variety of different things. So doctors have to be more aware that heart disease is common in women, and that they don’t always present as clearly as is in men.”With a catastrophic event — myocardial infarction as opposed to angina — the symptoms may also be atypical.“Sometimes a heart attack can be thought of as indigestion or it could be arm or jaw or neck discomfort. There are many different ways it can present,” noted Dr. Berman. C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., FACC, FAHA, director of the Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, uses diagnostic imaging to analyze and understand the chest pain symptoms and the various kinds of presentations that women come in with related to heart disease. “Women compared to men are more likely to experience extreme fatigue, indigestion or shortness of breath. Men compared to women are more likely to experience chest pain or pressure,” said Dr. Merz. One of the tests that is increasingly used in patients without symptoms, in the early stages of the disease, is CIMT (carotid intima-media thickness) or coronary calcium scanning. “These tests can detect the atherosclerosis process years before it becomes symptomatic, and sometimes you can get patients on the right treatment,” noted Dr. Berman. “Another technique that we use is cardiac MRI at rest and adenosine stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, which is now being used commonly to evaluate whether symptoms are actually due to a decrease in blood flow to the heart or not,” said Dr. Berman. “That part of the discussion brings us to angina with normal coronary arteries. That’s a syndrome that Dr. Merz is specializing in, and the technique she uses predominantly to make the diagnosis is cardiac MRI because you can look at the perfusion and see if it has a pattern that suggests that the patient has normal large arteries or an abnormal or vasal activity of the smaller blood vessels — microvascular disease. He added, “A very large majority of the heart attacks that occur could have been prevented if we knew the patient had heart disease. Whether they are men or women, we don’t know until they end up with a catastrophic event.”RED HOT Research Motivated by a desire to understand why sudden heart attack death claims the lives of women under 60 at twice the rate of their male counterparts, Angela M. Taylor, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System, is launching a unique heart attack study that will color-code and measure plaque deposits inside the coronary arteries of male and female patients between the ages of 18 and 50.“Most women who die suddenly from heart disease have no previously recognized symptoms. Even when they are diagnosed with CAD and given the same treatments as men, premenopausal women are twice as likely to die from heart attacks. This tells me we’ve missed something extremely important when it comes to understanding how heart disease develops in women,” said Dr. Taylor.A specialist in cardiac catheterization, Dr. Taylor believes that missing information lies within the important, yet clinically unrecognized differences in how men and women accumulate plaques within their coronary arteries and what causes that plaque to be vulnerable to disruption. Dr. Taylor is launching a two-year study called RED HOT, funded by Volcano Corp. The study will involve male and female patients admitted to UVA with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which includes severe heart attacks and unstable angina. Ultimately, her goal is to open the doors to the development of more effective treatments for women with ACS.Dr. Taylor will use virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS), optical coherence tomography (OCT) and specialized software to conduct her research. Specifically, she will use ultrasound to identify the types of plaque (fibrous, fibro-fatty/lipid-rich, necrotic core and dense calcium) that have built up in each patient’s arteries. At the same time, she will generate images of the luminal surface and locate areas where plaque has eroded or ruptured using OCT imaging. The software will then assess the images, measuring and calculating percentages of each type of plaque present.“The most unique aspect of this study is the use of OCT, which is a promising new technology being used in a select number of research applications,” Taylor explained. “When combined, the real-time visualization capabilities of OCT and VH-IVUS will help us characterize important differences in men’s and women’s plaques.”Recent research1(Burke AP. Circulation. 1998;97:2110-2116.) has shown that significant differences exist in the amount of plaque that men and women accumulate in their coronary arteries. Women often build up larger amounts of plaque than men and experience symptoms and adverse cardiac events before current diagnostic methods detect problematic plaque levels.Another recent finding (Opatil S. Circulation. 1998;97:2103-2105. ) is that ACS often develops in younger women when areas of fibrous plaque erode. By contrast, men tend to develop ACS due to ruptures in lipid-rich areas of plaque. “During the past several years, the medical research community has learned a lot about how heart disease develops in women,” Dr. Taylor noted. “But, mortality rates remain higher in women, indicating we still have a lot more to learn.”Women with Menopausal SymptomsMenopause marks an important time for women to assess their risks for heart disease as a woman’s LDL levels typically increase.The recently opened Advanced Preventive Women’s Clinic at the Women’s Heart Center offers comprehensive cardiac risk assessments designed specifically for women who are in menopause. “This clinic is designed for women who are at higher risk for heart disease and who are seeking to treat their menopause symptoms, while simultaneously taking steps to prevent heart problems,” said Chrisandra Shufelt, M.D., assistant director of the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Heart Center. “Menopause is a time to assess your heart health so that the next chapter of your life can be as productive as your youth.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., FACC, FAHA, is director of the Womens Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., FACC, FAHA, is director of the Womens Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Did you know Why sleeping during takeoff and descent is bad for

first_imgDid you know? Why sleeping during takeoff and descent is bad for your health TORONTO — We’ve all heard how lack of sleep can be harmful to your health. But a recent report by Fox News argues that catching some ZZZs – particularly on planes – can be just as bad for your wellbeing.While on an airplane, says the report, the air pressure in the cabin changes rapidly as it ascends into the air or descends into its destination. As a result of not properly acclimatizing, our eardrums often take a beating, creating a vacuum effect in the Eustachian tubes that lead to a blocked or plugged feeling in the ears.British pharmacist Angela Chalmers suggests staying awake during takeoff and descent to allow for frequent swallowing or yawning, which will help ‘pop’ your ears and equalize the air pressure in your ear drums. Chewing gum, drinking water, sucking on candy or blowing your nose are also good ways to achieve this.And if you ever find that your ears stay blocked after your flight, you may want to consider seeking medical attention. According to MedlinePlus, blocked ears can lead to a number of health issues, including ear infections, eardrum damage, nosebleeds and even hearing loss. Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Share Tags: Did you knowlast_img read more

Del Monte forms new product development team

first_img Del Monte forms new product development team … You might also be interested in Del Monte loses in Kenyan land lease suit … May 22 , 2019 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is inspecting a Del Monte facility that produced vegetable trays linked to four recent cases of salmonellosis.The organization said that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services had linked to an outbreak of salmonellosis to a facility owned by the multinational in Kankakee, Illinois.On May 21, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that vegetable trays produced by Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. and sold at Kwik Trip convenience stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota are linked to three illnesses in Wisconsin and one illness in Minnesota.center_img U.S.: FDA finds no salmonella outbreak source at D … Court affirms Del Monte’s US$29M arbitration win a … According to Wisconsin authorities, these patients reported becoming ill between April 13 – 27, and Kwik Trip has voluntarily removed all Del Monte vegetable trays from their stores.This outbreak is not related to the Cyclospora infections linked to Del Monte vegetable trays in 2018, according to the FDA.The FDA, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state authorities from Wisconsin and Minnesota continue to investigate the cause and source of the outbreak and the distribution of products.The products in question are vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip in 6 oz and 12oz formats.last_img read more

Turkey referendum affecting peace talks Anastasiades says Updated

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades accused the Turkish Cypriot side on Wednesday of seeking a pretext to stall peace talks to avoid an overlap with Turkey’s constitutional referendum next month.“It would have been more honest for (Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci) to have said it’s best to suspend negotiations until the referendum is over,” Anastasiades told Greece’s Skai TV in a television interview.Turkey will hold a referendum on April 16 on boosting the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Last month the peace talks were abruptly interrupted when MPs decided to have a 1950 Enosis referendum that sought union with Greece honoured in the Republic’s schools, a move that was fiercely criticised by Akinci.In his interview, Anastasiades conceded that the vote had been “a mistake”, but added: “That shouldn’t be a justification for Akinci to abandon the talks. He was looking for a pretext.”He added that he was personally distressed that Akinci had abandoned the negotiating process which, however, he believed was very close to an agreement.He said that as long as he was president he would keep on negotiating “until the very last day”. Turkey’s forthcoming referendum on constitutional changes is a stumbling block for any positive developments on the Cyprus issue right now, he said.Erdogan was concentrating on how to achieve a “yes” vote in Turkey, Anastasiades said, and was being careful not to alienate the nationalists who are not in favour of a solution to the Cyprus problem. This meant he was not prepared to make the necessary concessions to reignite the talks.As a result of the deadlock, he said, “many points that we had previously agreed on were suddenly overturned by the Turkish Cypriots”.“If we continued progressing on the same grounds, and if Turkish Cypriot positions were not altered constantly due to Ankara’s interventions, I strongly believe that an agreement could have been reached”.He denied that during negotiations he asked for the immediate withdrawal of all Turkish forces from Cyprus, saying that this “was not practically possible”.“But what our side did ask for, was that the gradual, but steady withdrawal of at least 75 per cent of the forces would start immediately, followed at a further stage by the rest, so that we could finally come to the day when all of us, Greek and Turkish Cypriots, would rid ourselves of the presence of all foreign armies on the island.”He added, however, that a possible Erdogan victory in the referendum could make him more decisive in contributing towards the solution of the Cyprus problem.“Turkey has much to gain, namely, in improving and normalising relations with Greece, the EU and Nato, and also in establishing Turkey as an important player in the Mediterranean energy market,” he said.Anastasiades also said that Turkish vessels would not harass the oil companies drilling off Cyprus as this would mean harming the interests of countries like Italy and France, and now the US as well as negotiations are underway with ExxonMobil.If the negotiations with Exxon Mobil were completed, he said, this would protect – due to interests – Cyprus’ sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone.Turkey warned last year energy companies bidding for offshore Block 6 that any exploratory activity is unauthorised since part of the block lies within the Turkish continental shelf – a claim supported only by Turkey. Turkey’s claims partly overlap with Cyprus’ blocks 1, 4, 6 and 7.Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General Espen Barth Eide, who met on Wednesday with US officials, said that the country continued its strong support for the negotiation process.Eide was in Washington to participate in an event of the US think – tank `Atlantic Council` on Wednesday in Washington entitled “Strategic & Sustainable Development for a Unified Cyprus”.Meanwhile in Brussels, Anastasiades met on Wednesday with the new president of the European parliament Antonio Tajani, while on Thursday he will see the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.The president is to participate in the European Council Summit and attend an informal European Council Summit for the Future of Europe.He is to also attend meetings of the European People’s Party.    You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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