first_imgHALIFAX – A witness testified Monday that he was becoming intimate with Montreal-born yoga instructor Kristin Johnston when Nicholas Butcher unexpectedly came into the bedroom, hours before he allegedly killed her.Michael Belyea told a Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury that Butcher found Johnston in Belyea’s flat in the early hours of March 26, 2016.She broke up with Butcher, but he later returned to find her kissing Belyea in his bedroom — who, despite the drama, said he was never concerned for Johnston’s safety.“He didn’t seem aggressive with her, even verbally aggressive. He was not happy about the situation, but there was nothing that would lead me to worry about her physical safety,” he testified.Butcher is on trial for the second-degree murder of Johnston, who was found dead later that day in her Halifax-area home.Belyea said that Johnston, 32, had come to his flat with her friend Lisa Abramowicz, where the 41-year-old carpenter and musician said the three were listening to a Johnny Cash record and sharing a drink.He testified that he heard footsteps coming up the stairs to his upper-level flat in a two-unit house.Belyea said it was a man in his 30s he’d never seen before, and assumed the person was looking for someone in the lower unit. He said eventually the man said he was looking for “Kristin.”“He was being very quiet and looking around a bit and I found it difficult to get an answer out of him,” said Belyea. “I definitely found it strange that he was being so quiet.”Belyea said he led the man around the corner to where Johnston was, and said she appeared shocked to see Butcher, asking him how he had found her.Butcher and Johnston talked in the kitchen and then at the bottom of the stairs before Johnston came back alone, and said she had broken up with Butcher, said Belyea.Several friends and family have testified that Johnston was not happy in the relationship and wanted to break it off.Belyea said Johnston then said she was tired and was going to sleep over, and went into the bedroom. He said goodbye to Abramowicz and followed Johnston. He closed the door behind him, and heard Abramowicz leave soon after.Belyea — who said he had previously been intimate with Johnston when they first met in 2009 — said he laid on the bed with Johnston and they started kissing.Then, he heard footsteps coming from the kitchen. He assumed Abramowicz had forgotten something, but then he felt a push on his shoulder.It was Butcher.“He said to her something like ‘What are you doing’ or ‘Why are you doing this’,” said Belyea, as the 35-year-old accused looked on emotionless from his lawyer’s bench.“I remember her saying, ‘This is where I want to be’.”Belyea said he asked Butcher what he should do, and he asked Belyea to give them some space. He said he went into the kitchen, but then thought his continued presence at the flat might make things worse, so he decided to step outside for a walk.Belyea was gone for about 15 minutes, and when he returned, Johnston and Butcher were gone.She sent him a message apologizing for what happened at 5:30 a.m.Hours later, Johnston was found dead.The Crown alleges that Butcher killed Johnston and tried to kill himself at her home in Purcells Cove.Prosecutor Tanya Carter has said the medical examiner will testify that Johnston had 10 wounds on her neck, and that her death was caused by sharp force.Butcher has pleaded not guilty.Earlier Monday, defence lawyer Peter Planetta appeared to question the reliability of Abramowicz’s memory of the evening.Abramowicz testified that the last message she sent to her childhood friend was, “How’s” — short for how’s it going — as she wanted to check in with Johnston after leaving her at Belyea’s flat.However, Planetta noted the message also included several kiss-face emojis, and that Abramowicz had not mentioned those in her previous testimony. He asked if the emojis had to do with Belyea, and she said no.Abramowicz, 34, said she had also sent Butcher one message that same morning, but Planetta pointed out she had actually sent him two messages.He suggested that if she couldn’t recall certain details about the messages she had sent two years ago, perhaps her other memories were not complete.“Certain things from that night stick out very clearly to me,” Abramowicz replied.She also testified that weeks before the alleged murder, she had a phone conversation with an inconsolable Butcher, in which “he bawled like a baby for about an hour and a half.”Planetta pointed out that this was new information, and that she had made a police statement, testified at an earlier court hearing and met with Crown prosecutors in relation to the case.“You had every opportunity to say everything that was on your mind … and you didn’t mention at any time this 90-minute conversation with Mr. Butcher,” he said.Abramowicz replied: “If I didn’t mention it, it’s because I wasn’t asked about it.”Planetta then suggested that she didn’t tell police about the conversation, but brought it up Monday, because she’s “willing to do whatever it takes to make Mr. Butcher look bad.”“No, I’m saying exactly what happened,” she said, at times becoming visibly frustrated with Planetta and making comments that prompted a few cautions from Justice Joshua Arnold.The trial continues Tuesday with the cross-examination of Belyea.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly stated that Johnston had left the friend’s apartment before Abramowicz sent her a text.last_img read more

first_imgJune marks the fourth annual EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign to raise money for The Global Fund and awareness for the fight to end AIDS, with tickets going on sale today to the first-ever EAT (RED) Food & Film Fest.Led by Chef Mario Batali and supported by chefs, restaurants and culinary brands nationwide, (RED) today announces the first of many ways for people join the fight to #86AIDS.Mario Batali said: “It’s a beautiful thing when food not only brings people together, but does so in a way that means real impact on the AIDS fight. Thanks to the enthusiastic support of so many of my heroes in the culinary industry we’re taking the campaign all across the country. So whether you’re eating, drinking or Tweeting, your choices really do count this June.”Deborah Dugan, CEO of (RED), commented: “It’s so inspiring to see the culinary community wrap its arms and apron strings around a fight as important as this. We’re enormously grateful to Mario and every one of our EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES supporters for making it easy for everyone, everywhere, to become a key ingredient in the fight to end AIDS.”THE EAT (RED) FOOD & FILM FEST!, presented by Bank of AmericaOn the evening of June 20, the first EAT (RED) FOOD & FILM FEST in New York’s Bryant Park will give food fans the opportunity to savor the ultimate New York picnic dinner designed by Mario Batali, Ina Garten, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese, and The Beatrice Inn’s Angie Mar. Presented by Bank of America, ticketed guests will also enjoy an outdoor screening of Sleepless in Seattle, (BELVEDERE)RED summer cocktails, Birra Moretti beer and wine by Josh Cellars. A limited number of tickets are available at for $100, with 100% of the ticket price going to fight AIDS with (RED). Thanks to dollar matching by Bank of America and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, every ticket purchased will result in $600 to fight AIDS.HOME COOKS EAT (RED) THIS JUNEHelloFresh will offer limited edition (HELLOFRESH)RED meal kits with easy-to-follow recipes created by (RED) Chef Ambassadors Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Rachael Ray and Carla Hall. Starting May 23, for every new subscriber who orders a (HELLOFRESH)RED meal kit using code HELLORED, HelloFresh will offer a $20 discount off the first box and make a $20 donation to fight AIDS. Customers can select one (RED) recipe, plus two others, as part of their weekly HelloFresh delivery. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match every donation by HelloFresh, up to $500,000. All customers will have an opportunity to donate directly via the HelloFresh website, with additional matching by The Gates Foundation, up to $75,000.THE (RED) SUPPER @ BONNAROO(RED) and Bonnaroo are teaming-up with legendary James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and author, Hugh Acheson for an unforgettable (RED) Supper @ Bonnaroo on June 8.Raising money for the Global Fund, the family-style festival dinner takes place as the first night of Bonnaroo 2017 swings into action. Guests will enjoy Hugh’s special three course (RED) menu, with tickets priced at $75, and 100% of the ticket price will go to fight AIDS. Thanks to generous matching by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every ticket purchased will result in $225 to the Global Fund.Marijke Wijnroks, Interim Executive Director of the Global Fund, said: “(RED) is great at coming up with smart, innovative ways for people to support the AIDS fight. The disease has had a devastating impact, and though we’ve made huge progress, campaigns like EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES help to remind everyone that we need to keep our feet on the gas to end it for good.”last_img read more

Rabat – Three weeks after the British oil and gas company Sound Energy started drilling the second, TE-10, well, the company announced encouraging initial results at the well in its Tendrara project in eastern Morocco.“The preliminary results of intermediate wireline logs at TE-10 indicate the presence of gas bearing sands in the TAGI,” Sound Energy said in a statement Thursday.“These positive initial results underscore our confidence in the exploration potential across the broader basin,” said James Parsons, Sound Energy’s CEO. “We will now finalise the logging, drill to [total depth] and then test the well to better understand the scale of the discovery and seek to confirm commercial flow rates.”Located 25 kilometers northeast of the anticipated production area in Tendrara, the TE-10 well, the second of three planned exploration wells, “will test the North East Lakbir prospect in the Company’s Greater Tendrara permit.”Read Also: UK’s Sound Energy Starts Drilling TE-10 Well in Eastern MoroccoThe British company estimated 30-40 days for the drilling program of the second well at a total measured depth of 2,200 meters.Up to now, the TE-10 well has been drilled to a depth of 2,098 meters, “penetrating the top of the TAGI sand sequence at a measured depth” of approximately 1,892 meters, according to Sound Energy’s statement.Last month, Sound Energy plugged and abandoned the TE-9 well, which it had drilled to a total depth of 2,925 meters, after the company failed to find producible gas at the well.The focused upstream gas company plans to perform a well test after it has completed drilling TE-10, “including possible mechanical stimulation.”Sound Energy “will also initiate seismic analysis to establish the Company’s internal estimated gas resources of the structural closure and the upside potential of the North East Lakbir stratigraphic trap.”The groundwork for drilling the third well in the exploration program, TE-11, is expected to kick off after testing the TE-10 well. read more

“I saw it taking off,” supermarket worker Jose Luis told the AFP news agency. “All of a sudden, it made a turn, and went down. We were all amazed.”Radio Havana Cuba said on Twitter that the plane crashed on the road between Boyeros and Havana, about 20km (12 miles) south of the capital.According to industry research, last year was the safest in history for commercial airline travel with no passenger jet crashes.But there have been several serious air disasters this year. Last month, a military plane crashed shortly after take-off in Algeria, killing more than 250 people. (Courtesy BBC) Boeing said that it was ready to send a technical team to Cuba, “as permitted under US law and at the direction of the US National Transportation Safety Board and Cuban authorities”. A US trade embargo has been in force against Cuba for many decades.“During take-off (the plane) apparently suffered a problem and dived to the ground,” said the Mexican transport department on its website.Images showed a thick column of smoke rising above the crash site as fire crews and ambulances attended the scene. The plane was carrying 110 passengers and crew, according to the Mexican firm from which the plane was leased. More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media say.Three people have survived but are in a critical condition, Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma reported. Aerolineas Damojh, also known as Global Air, has three planes in operation. The Boeing 737-201 crashed at 12;08 (16:08 GMT) on Friday, shortly after taking off from Havana on an internal flight to Holguin in the east of the island.There were six Mexican crew members on board; the passengers were mainly Cuban, with five foreigners among them, state-run website Cubadebate reports. Two days of national mourning have been declared, after Cuba’s worst air disaster since the 1980s. “There has been an unfortunate aviation accident. The news is not very promising, it seems that there is a high number of victims,” Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said after visiting the crash site.The plane had been leased to state airline Cubana de Aviación by the Mexican company Aerolineas Damojh.The Mexican authorities said the plane was built in 1979 and had been successfully inspected last November. read more

In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Mr. Ban congratulated President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister-Designate Khaled Bahah for their leadership during the process and commended all parties for their pledge to accept and extend their “unwavering support” to the new government.“At this uncertain and fragile time for Yemen, today’s announcement is a positive step towards political stability and peace in the country,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, said in the statement.“Yemen is facing enormous challenges at present, which can only be overcome if all sides work together in the greater national interest to implement the Agreement without delay.”The Secretary-General has long underscored the importance of rapidly implementing the recently signed Peace and National Partnership Agreement and its Annex.In September, the Yemen Government and its opponents reached a peace pact, welcomed by the UN Security Council, which called for its full and immediate implementation, an immediate end to all attacks and threats, and the rapid formation of a new government.Yemen has recently emerged from a complex UN-backed transition, but the past few months have been marked by violence and unrest in some parts of the country, with thousands of Houthi people from the north descending on Sana’a, the capital, as well as a spate of deadly terrorist attacks.In today’s statement, Mr. Ban called on all parties to remember the commitments made in signing the Peace and National Partnership Agreement, adding that the UN would remain engaged with all Yemen stakeholders as they moved forward in the process.“The United Nations looks forward to continuing its engagement with the President, the Prime Minister, the Government and all Yemeni leaders as they seek to build a new democratic Yemen that responds to the legitimate aspirations of its people,” the statement concluded.At the same time, the UN Security Council also welcomed the announcement of the formation of a new Yemen Government as it urged all parties and political actors to unite behind the leadership in the interest of keeping the country “on the path to stability and security.”In a statement released late this afternoon, the 15-member Council reminded all stakeholders in Yemen “to adhere to resolving their differences through dialogue and consultation, reject acts of violence to achieve political goals, refrain from provocation” while also “moving forward with an inclusive transition process that represents all of Yemen’s diverse communities.”The Council statement added that the body would “remain closely engaged” on the situation in Yemen and the next steps toward a peaceful political transition and welcomed the ongoing diplomatic efforts made by the Gulf Cooperation Council, ‘the Group of Ten Ambassadors,’ the UN Secretary-General’s Good Offices, including through the Special Adviser Jamal Benomar, and the wider diplomatic community. read more

first_imgA streaming stick is part of Mozilla’s attempts to get into the TV streaming market. Earlier in the year, the company announced a partnership with Panasonic to develop smart TVs powered by Firefox OS.It’s not clear how involved Mozilla is in the development of this device or the company that’s developing it. Source: gigaom/YouTubeRead: The app that only lets you say ‘Yo’ is hiring – and the job description is suitably minimalist >Read: Explainer: So what’s the deal with drones, eh? > A fully open TV casting prototype device running #FirefoxOS. Open boot loader and all.— Chris Heilmann (@codepo8) June 19, 2014 Source: Christian Heilmann/Twittercenter_img FOR THOSE WHO like the idea of Chromecast, streaming content to their TV via a USB stick, but don’t want to invest in Google products, an alternative could be on the way.Mozilla, most famed for its web browser Firefox, is said to be working on its own streaming stick.With the focus being on openness, the stick is powered by Mozilla’s HTML5-based Firefox OS and is capable of running a number of apps from Chromecast,Currently, the device doesn’t have either a name or a release date yet, but the focus will be on openness. GigaOM is reporting that developers will be able to code apps for multiple platforms, meaning that apps designed for Windows Phone and Firefox OS could also include casting capabilities.last_img read more

first_imgIn a patent entitled “Keystroke tactility arrangement on a smooth touch surface” Apple seems to have taken one more step towards the holy grail of computer input. It’s clear that touchscreens are the future of input, but until they offer tactile feedback many people will still lean towards physical buttons–it’s the old “I type faster on my BlackBerry” argument. So how does this work? Patent 7,920,131 has the full scoop.Basically Apple and sole inventor Wayne Westerman were awarded patents on four different ways to add feedback to touchscreen typing. You’re probably already familiar with haptic feedback, which is a sort of buzzing that happens to a device when a keystroke (or button press) is registered. Apple is thinking along those lines, but is taking four alternative routes.The first of these is shapes (such as dots or dashes) being placed where keys would be, just like how they are used on most F and J keys today. Another way tactile feedback could be achieved would be using a sort of “articulating frame” that goes over the screen while typing but is removed for normal touch mode. The frame could define the edges of keys or it could create a concave surface to give the impression of typing on a normal key. Another idea noted was the use of a frame below the touch screen that would allow the key to be pressed while maintaining a flat surface.While each of these idea sounds interesting, none of them seem to be particularly unique. The final idea, the press-able touchscreen sounds like it could be the coolest, but the end result would probably be like a membrane switch (the type of button on a microwave). And that tactile keyboard in a removable frame? Check out the Sony Ericsson P910 to the right–it would basically be the inverse that. Ultimately it’s going to come down to execution, the important thing with the patent is just to establish the concept.The document can be hard to parse, but we can start to understand Apple’s final goal: A touch screen keyboard with a great typing experience. This is something that would win over those Crackbery addicts, would be able to combine the keyboard and multi-touch trackpad on Apple’s computers, and could make for a keyboard that is fully configurable, just like the Optimus keyboard. Keyboard geeks out there will love that Apple fully appreciates the importance of tactile feedback, the physical feeling of completing a keystroke, and that there is the potential to see this implemented in the near future. It won’t be in the form of a mechanical switch, but people at Apple recognizes that tactile feedback is crucial to a better, faster typing and are working towards that.This patent is specifically aimed at the things like “reducing wasteful reaches” between input devices so we should really be focused on a keyboard for the iMac, Mac mini, or even the Apple TV with an touchpad integrated into it, not, say, the iPad with a tactile keyboard built into the bottom, but that seems like it’s a few steps down the same path.via Patently Applelast_img read more

first_imgCome January 21, 2014 Firefox users will be able to stick a fork in the Flash plug-in, because it’s done. Mozilla’s Shumway project has landed in the central build and will soon deliver an open alternative to Adobe’s proprietary player to all Firefox users.Shumway has been taking shape since January of 2012. Unlike Flash Player, Shumway has been built using HTML5 components. Like all of Mozilla’s software, the Shumway code is totally open — you can grab a copy of it from Mozilla’s GitHub repository if you’d like to integrate it into your own apps.Shumway is the latest Mozilla effort to develop pure web versions of a ubiquitous browser plug-in. There’s also PDF.js, which can display Adobe’s portable documents inside Firefox without leaning on Adobe Reader itself.Mozilla’s approach is different than Google’s when it comes to plug-ins. Whereas Mozilla is looking for ways to get rid of them completely, Google is pitching “new and improved” plug-ins using Pepper instead of NPAPI. Not all browsers support Pepper, of course — only Chrome and Chromium derivatives like Opera do right now.Moving from one plug-in system to another isn’t in Mozilla’s plans. The ultimate goal is to foster a Web that can run in any browser on any device, regardless of what additional software is installed on it. A modern, standards-compliant browser should be all that’s needed.It’s a better way forward, to be sure. If history repeats itself — and it usually does — then there will come a day when Pepper plug-ins meet  the same fate as their NPAPI predecessors. Fortunately, Firefox users will be ready in a few short months when Firefox 27 goes stable.Don’t expect Shumway to function flawlessly right off the bat. PDF.js (and even Chrome’s built-in viewer) can’t interpret some advanced Adobe Reader bits, Shumway probably won’t handle more complex Flash apps and games when it first arrives. Just like Firefox, it’ll improve with time.last_img read more

first_imgBrésil : le football au service de la lutte contre la déforestationBrésil – Alors que le coup d’envoi de la Coupe du Monde 2010 vient d’être donné, les footballeurs brésiliens du club des Corinthians ont décidé de participer à la lutte contre la déforestation. Cette dernière serait responsable, d’après le Giec, de 17% des émissions globales de gaz à effet de serre.Lancé par l’ONG Ecoar en partenariat avec la banque Cruzeiro de Sao Paulo, le projet “Jouons pour l’environnement” consiste à planter 100 arbres pour chaque match joué par l’équipe des Corinthians. Et à chaque but marqué, ce sont 100 arbres supplémentaires qui seront plantés.Depuis le lancement de ce projet de lutte contre la déforestation de l’Amazonie, l’équipe de Ronaldo a disputé 20 matchs et marqué 28 buts. Ce sont ainsi 4.800 arbres qui vont être plantés sur un terrain dont le choix reviendra au gouverneur de l’État de Sao Paulo. Entre juillet 2008 et août 2009, quelque 7.464 km² de forêt ont été abattus en Amazonie. Un chiffre certes inquiétant, mais 42% moindre que celui de l’année précédente.Le 11 juin 2010 à 17:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgClark County sheriff’s deputies have been responding to a handful of weird clown sightings each of the past few nights, a clearly exasperated sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Waddell said Thursday night.On one call Wednesday night, deputies went to the Felida area and found a 17-year-old boy, in some clown regalia, and his buddy messing around in traffic, Waddell said.“It’s not illegal to be a clown, but it is illegal to be running in the roadway,” Waddell said.The boys were not arrested, but were brought to their parents, “who provided the appropriate parental response,” he said.Shortly after that, deputies responded to a call of someone wearing a mask and aluminum foil over his face who frightened a mother and daughter when he tried to enter their home.Deputies arrived and nabbed a 17-year-old boy, Waddell said.He was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and criminal impersonation, because he gave someone else’s name when questioned, Waddell said.“That one is a little bit more concerning,” Waddell said, even though the arrest didn’t really stem from a “creepy clown” call.On Monday morning, shortly before police responded to a shooting at the Wal-Mart on Highway 99, deputies checked on a report of a gaggle of machete-wielding clowns at Heritage High School, he said.last_img read more

first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso believes that the International Champions Cup has been a success and that fans are definitely getting their value for money in the stands following comments made by Jose Mourinho that the competition has been a failureThe normally outspoken “Special One” was left fuming following Manchester United’s humbling 4-1 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday with over 100,000 spectators present.“I wouldn’t spend my money to see these teams,” said Mourinho on Saturday, via ESPN.The Portuguese has been forced to field a young United squad in the club’s preseason games due to the fact that a number of his first-team stars are currently on holiday following their participation at the World Cup.But Mourinho’s counterpart Gattuso has suggested otherwise and stated that the ICC has offered fans the opportunity to see the next generation in action.“This is a competition that gives the younger players the opportunity to show their qualities and get some playing time,” said the Italian.“But then you see boys [born in] 2000 or 2001, or in 1997 and 1998, who are great talents and they are given the opportunity to play, and show that they can do so at a high level.“It’s not all negative. Of course, anyone who pays wants to see the top players, but I think those who have come to the matches have enjoyed themselves.”Behind-the-scenes at today’s​ ​morning training session ?#DevilsInUSA maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 30, 2018 Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly agreed to join Milan on loan for next season.But Gattuso refused to divulge any details on the reported signing.“The boys are attached to their smartphones, they read the news systematically,” he said.“They talk to their agents. It’s part of the game.“We are a long way from home, but until the transfer market closes, there will always be talk.“Everyone gets in a bad mood at some point — a striker because there is allegedly a new striker on the way, the same for a midfielder. And I also feel that, every day, there is talk that my place is at risk.”Milan and United had played against each earlier in the competition, which saw Mourinho’s side emerged as victors following a 9-8 penalty shoot-out victory after a total of 26 spot-kicks had been taken.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 16, 2017 – Providenciales – HAPPENING NOW, PDM Administration press conference.   Full Cabinet representation.   Education Minister Karen Malcolm said the cost to rebuild public schools at $4.5m not including furniture.Youth Listening tour resumes next week and Cabinet yesterday approved scholarship monies; recipient names to be published.Health Minister Edwin Astwood announces aggressive approach to taking out Cancer.  The ‘killer’ as he labelled it has seen 47 new cases in the past 12 months.Dr. Amado Sardi of Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore is with five star ratings as an Oncology specialists. The MD is invited into TCI Dec 7-11, 2017.Rainy weather anticipated to result in mosquito boom; Minister says plan in place and new officer and truck headed to the twin islands to help curtail the situation.No Zika. No ChikV.Tourism Minister Ralph Higgs says the message of Turks and Caicos being ‘Open for Business’ is working.   Said the near $200,000 special marketing money granted by Government is helping to send that message to the wider world.   Some Tourism and Culture plans deraiked by hurricanes in September.   Among them ‘Back to our Roots’.Legislation on Gaming and Maritime progressing and on their way to be revamped, revised and modernised.#more to comelast_img read more

first_imgSpain national team boss Luis Enrique claims Spain improved with their substitutes in their Nations League group.However, he adds that  ‘bad luck and some mistakes’ destroyed their chances of securing a place in the Final Four.“We started the match well, quickly posing danger out wide and through the middle,” said the Coach via Football Espana after La Roja’s 1-0 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday.“The team then got into a complicated dynamic, Bosnia moved a bit further afield, but at no point did I see us in danger of losing the game.”“In the second half, we improved with our substitutes and we tried to knock down the wall put up by our opponents.”“It’s always difficult against a team who sit back. Brais was very good. Not everyone scores on their debut.”“He and Fornals did very well. It’s very nice for a Coach to see that there’s a bright future. I saw the centre-backs in a very good way, so that’s more great news.”“The players who came in played like they did for their respective teams. They played great against one of Europe’s best strikers in Dzeko. I’m happy with them.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Isco wearing the captain’s armband was anecdotal. It was for the player with the most caps and I think Isco has been pushing the cart for many years, also for his club.”“He has talent and potential. He’s been an important player and he has a praiseworthy attitude.”“I can draw positives from looking at the group we were in, which was one of the most difficult.”“We all expected to go through after our first two games, but that’s football. I didn’t expect my team to be here after six games, but I’m happy with their attitude.”“I wish Croatia and England had drawn, but now I’m focused on qualifying for the Euros and I think the national team look good.”“England-Croatia was very well-contested. England took advantage of set-pieces to win the game.”“Bad luck and some mistakes saw us fail to make the Final Four, but the group was very complicated and the national team were up to task.”last_img read more

first_imgGerry Matthieu revisits the scene of a Sept. 8 attack by a dog at Greyhawk Community Park on Thursday. Matthieu lost his right pinky finger in the incident. Greeting a group of women cost Gerry Matthieu one of his fingers.Matthieu, 78, was on one of his daily outings to Greyhawk Park in the Pleasant Highlands neighborhood near his home on Sept. 8. When he lifted his hand to wave to three women walking a black Labrador mix, the leashed dog lunged at him, latching onto his thighs, knee and hand. Next thing Matthieu knew, he was lying in the grass with his pinky finger detached in the palm of his hand.“I guess he didn’t speak English,” the man said. “I was saying, ‘Good morning.’”Matthieu, who has kept a lot of dogs in his lifetime — most recently a miniature Alaskan husky — said he doesn’t want to press charges against the dog’s owner. After finding out the dog was involved in a similar incident two years ago — something its owner allegedly didn’t share with him — he agreed to give investigators information that can help build a case to have the dog labeled as dangerous.When the incident happened, the dog was being walked by three women who were visiting its owner, Matthieu said.“I’m not mad at them and I’m not mad at their dog,” he said. “These things happen.”Matthieu was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where doctors removed what was left of his pinky finger. They bandaged bruises and scratches on his legs.The dog was initially placed on in-home quarantine after the incident. Such measures are taken to see if the animal has rabies, said Clark County Animal Control officer Bill Burrus, who is investigating the case.If a domestic animal is bitten by a rabid animal, it won’t live more than five or six days, he said. So if a dog lives through the quarantine period, it doesn’t have rabies. If it dies, it will be tested for rabies to determine if the victim will need to get a series of rabies shots. A rabies test cannot be performed on a live animal, Burrus said.last_img read more

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam. File PhotoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam came down hard on the government for what he said arresting and torturing the students who waged the movement for safe roads.Demanding their immediate release, he accused ruling party men of attacking the students during their demonstrations, and urged the government to arrest the attackers.”We would like to clearly say that BNP had no involvement in violence during the student movement. We demand the arrest of those terrorists wearing masks and helmets brutally attacked journalists and demonstrators in presence of police,” the BNP leader said.He was addressing a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office in the capital on Friday.He trashed the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment that BNP-Jamaat activists attacked their party president’s Dhanmondi office and students, saying even any unhinged person won’t believe it.Fakhrul said their party extended support to the student movement as it was justified one. “If our support is an offence, then the prime minister and police officials also committed the same crime.”About the rumours on social media during student movement, he said it is happening as the government is obstructing circulation of the truth and repressing those who are speaking it. “If you want to check rumours, you will have to allow people to talk and present the truth.”He alleged that the ruling party always remains in fear of the BNP. “Awami League gets panicked hearing the name of the BNP like people suffering from rabies fear water. That’s why it (AL) sees BNP’s involvement with every incident. It seems to me they (AL leaders) can’t sleep at night out of the fear of BNP.”The BNP leader criticised the government for arresting Drik Gallery founder and eminent photographer Shahidul Alam for what he said in an interview with Al Jazeera Television.”Now people have no right to talk or express their views. The government is regulating the media and freedom of expression as it’s an unelected one.”BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Abdul Moyeen Khan and Nazrul Islam Khan were, among others, present in the news conference.BNP on Friday demanded changes in the draft Road Transport Bill approved by the Cabinet in consultation with experts to ensure safe roads as per demands of the students.”All stakeholders, but the transport owners, turned down the draft Road Transport Bill the Cabinet approved as it won’t help fulfil the students’ demand for safe roads,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He further said, “We demand the government reform the bill through discussions with those working for ensuring road safety to implement the students’ demands.”On Monday, the cabinet approved the draft Road Transport Bill with a provision of maximum five years’ jail for any death or serious injuries caused by reckless or negligent driving, while death penalty for intentional murder by driving.The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the cabinet held with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair following the student movement demanding safe road.Justifying their demands for reform in the bills, Fakhrul said there are neither any specific guidelines in the bill to avoid killings or unexpected incidents caused by reckless driving nor any provision of stern action for it.”Everybody knows the accident takes place for the crime committed by drivers. But it’s the responsibility of owners to appoint drivers, maintain the fitness of vehicles, pay drivers’ salary and put them on necessary rest. There’s no provision of taking any action against the owners for their negligence in the bill,” he observed.The BNP leader said there is also no provision kept in the bill to take action against those BRTA officials who indulge in corruption and irregularities. “Besides, the High Court’s observations in this regard are not given importance in the bill.”last_img read more

first_img The effect can be explained because (1) the speed of light is a constant (independent of how fast a light source is moving toward or away from an observer) and (2) the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, which causes light from distant objects to redshift (i.e. the wavelengths to become longer) in relation to how far away the objects are from observers on Earth. In other words, as space expands, the interval between light pulses also lengthens. Since expansion occurs throughout the universe, it seems that time dilation should be a property of the universe that holds true everywhere, regardless of the specific object or event being observed. However, a new study has found that this doesn’t seem to be the case – quasars, it seems, give off light pulses at the same rate no matter their distance from the Earth, without a hint of time dilation.Astronomer Mike Hawkins from the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh came to this conclusion after looking at nearly 900 quasars over periods of up to 28 years. When comparing the light patterns of quasars located about 6 billion light years from us and those located 10 billion light years away, he was surprised to find that the light signatures of the two samples were exactly the same. If these quasars were like the previously observed supernovae, an observer would expect to see longer, “stretched” timescales for the distant, “stretched” high-redshift quasars. But even though the distant quasars were more strongly redshifted than the closer quasars, there was no difference in the time it took the light to reach Earth.This quasar conundrum doesn’t seem to have an obvious explanation, although Hawkins has a few ideas. For some background, quasars are extreme objects in many ways: they are the most luminous and energetic objects known in the universe, and also one of the most distant (and thus, oldest) known objects. Officially called “quasi-stellar radio sources,” quasars are dense regions surrounding the central supermassive black holes in the centers of massive galaxies. They feed off an accretion disc that surrounds each black hole, which powers the quasars’ extreme luminosity and makes them visible to Earth.One of Hawkins’ possible explanations for quasars’ lack of time dilation is that light from the quasars is being bent by black holes scattered throughout the universe. These black holes, which may have formed shortly after the big bang, would have a gravitational distortion that affects the time dilation of distant quasars. However, this idea of “gravitational microlensing” is a controversial suggestion, as it requires that there be enough black holes to account for all of the universe’s dark matter. As Hawkins explains, most physicists predict that dark matter consists of undiscovered subatomic particles rather than primordial black holes.There’s also a possibility that the explanation could be even more far-reaching, such as that the universe is not expanding and that the big bang theory is wrong. Or, quasars may not be located at the distances indicated by their redshifts, although this suggestion has previously been discredited. Although these explanations are controversial, Hawkins plans to continue investigating the quasar mystery, and maybe solve a few other problems along the way.Hawkins’ paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. ( — The phenomenon of time dilation is a strange yet experimentally confirmed effect of relativity theory. One of its implications is that events occurring in distant parts of the universe should appear to occur more slowly than events located closer to us. For example, when observing supernovae, scientists have found that distant explosions seem to fade more slowly than the quickly-fading nearby supernovae. © 2010 This X-ray image shows the quasar PKS 1127-145, a highly luminous source of X-rays and visible light located about 10 billion light years from Earth. Its X-ray jet extends at least a million light years from the quasar. Credit: NASA. Explore further More information: * On time dilation in quasar light curves, M. R. S. Hawkins, DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16581.xVia: New Scientist This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Discovery that quasars don’t show time dilation mystifies astronomers (2010, April 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Quasar Dust in the Early Universelast_img read more

first_imgBhel’s Heavy Electrical Equipment Plant (HEEP) at Haridwar, one the technology giant’s major manufacturing units, has become the first company in India to indigenously manufacture supercritical thermal sets of up to 800 mw rating. During financial year 2014-15, HEEP successfully manufactured India’s first 800 mw turbo generator and first 800 mw supercritical HP Turbine module for the Yeramarus power project in Karnataka; and the first 700 mw nuclear turbo generator for the Kalpakkam Atomic power plant. The 660-mw super critical thermal set manufactured at HEEP for the Barh power project in Bihar was also successfully synchronised with the grid and achieved full load. Despite last fiscal’s difficult business environment, HEEP achieved a turnover of Rs 3,541 crore and a profit before tax (PBT) of Rs 385 crore. With respect to physical performance, it manufactured 41 turbine modules totaling 5,113 MW, nine  turbo generators of different ratings worth 5,865 mw and six condensers during fiscal 2014-15. In spite of stiff global competition and tough conditions in the power sector, HEEP has orders worth Rs 12,361 crore in hand for execution. As part of its technology upgradation programme, HEEP has achieved full capability to manufacture all types of modules of supercritical turbines of rating 660 mw and above. Also, for transporting 660 mw turbo generators through railways, HEEP has designed a new rail wagon jointly with RDSO-Lucknow, which will be manufactured by Bhel-Jhansi. The turbo generator for the Prayagraj Bara project has been dispatched using this wagon.During the year 2014-15, the Bhel unit at Haridwar spent a record Rs 89 crore for research & development (R&D) on new products and processes. HEEP developed and manufactured, for the first time, hydrogen coolers for 800 mw and 660 mw thermal sets for the Yeramarus and Mauda power projects respectively.last_img read more

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- A Jewish School in North London England has defended its redaction of information referring to homosexuality, among other subjects (Picture: Facebook) Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls in Stamford Hill covered words referring to homosexuality and examples of women socialising with men.The school has said it is nothing new, and is doing so to protect girls at the school from sexualisation, as according to ‘parents wishes’, reports The Guardian.The textbooks covered text and images including Fred Astaire dancing with Ginger Rogers.Parts were redacted from Understanding the Modern World, one of the exam board AQA’s GCSE history resources, including homosexuality in the Nazi belief system as well as censoring images of women. Jewish school’s policy ‘has nothing to do with homophobia or misogyny’Stamford Hill school has redacted references from curriculum textbooksCharity Humanists UK described the censorship as ‘shocking’.Campaign manager Jay Harman said: ‘Ofsted has said schools that take this approach, ignoring different sexual orientations and the beliefs of groups [then they] are not meeting their obligation under the Equality Act.‘You cannot teach kids to be tolerant to people who are different if you are ignorant of those people.’Meanwhile the school defended its position by stating their policy ‘had nothing to do homophobia or misogyny’.‘We want to protect our girls from sexualisation in line with our parents’ wishes and religious beliefs,’ said a spokesperson.Gay Star News has  reached out to Yesodey Hatorah School for comment.In June 2017 a another school in the Orthodox commniy faced closure for refusing to teach pupils about homosexual issues.The Vishnitz Girls School failed their Ofsted inspection refusing to meet government requirements.Inspectors said the school failed to give ‘a full understanding of fundamental British values.’By refusing to teach students about sexual orientation, the Jewish school is in breach of equality laws.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A Jewish school in North London, England, has admitted to removing parts of a GCSE textbook that mention ‘homosexuals’.center_img VisitBritain celebrating UK Government’s largest participation in Pride activities in the AmericasCourt ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that wayPowerful Rabbi says UK Jewish LGBTI student guide ‘encourages homosexuality’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

first_imgNews | Neuro Imaging | January 25, 2016 Jan Medical Secures $7.5 Million From Brainlab for Neuro Diagnostic Tech Funding to support product development, clinical trials for portable, non-invasive brain diagnostic tool for abnormal neurological conditions, including concussion and stroke 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 Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more News | Cardio-oncology | July 29, 2019 Statins Reduce Stroke, Cardiovascular Risk in Cancer Patients Following Radiation Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest, neck or head… 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. Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 14, 2019 SyMRI Software Receives FDA Clearance for Use With Siemens MRI Systems SyntheticMR announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for clinical use of its SyMRI Image and SyMRI… read more Walk through of the Henry Ford Hospital MRI neuro MRI suiteVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:22Loaded: 44.84%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:22 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. January 25, 2016 — Jan Medical announced today that it has secured $7.5 million in Series C funding from Brainlab Inc. Funds will be used to complete ongoing clinical trials and filing of product de novo with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark registration in the EU for BrainPulse, a new diagnostic tool designed to rapidly and reliably help detect abnormal neurological conditions including concussion and stroke.The BrainPulse device captures a novel, non-invasive, physiological signal that utilizes the cardiac output to measure vasculature and brain tissue conditions. The BrainPulse data has the potential to significantly impact non-invasive neurodiagnostics and provide a clinically relevant ‘aid to diagnoses’ for a range of indications, including concussion and stroke.The BrainPulse data has been shown to detect and longitudinally observe sports-related concussion in a clinical trial at Stanford University, reported in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. In another early trial published by Neurocritical Care, the device detected vasospasm with clinically meaningful accuracy at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Additional clinical trials in concussion detection and vasospasm are ongoing.In addition to the Series C funding, Brainlab will provide resources to assist in ongoing clinical research, regulatory filing and commercialization activities for Jan Medical, as well as expertise in research and development. Ken Bruener, vice president of marketing and business development, Brainlab, will become the Brainlab representative on the Jan Medical Board of Directors.For more information:, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Computer-Aided Detection Software | May 21, 2019 MaxQ AI Launches Accipio Ax Slice-Level Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection Medical diagnostic artificial intelligence (AI) company MaxQ AI announced that Accipio Ax will begin shipping in August… 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 Related Content Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 19, 2019 Third FDA Clearance Announced for Zebra-Med’s AI Solution for Brain Bleed Alerts Zebra Medical Vision announced it has received its third U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | May 21, 2019 VIDEO: MRI Neuro-interventional Suite at Henry Ford Hospital This is a quick look inside the… read morelast_img read more