Bareilly jail authorities want Atiq shifted

first_imgDays after mafia-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed was shifted from Deoria jail to Bareilly jail, authorities at the prison here have sought his transfer somewhere else, citing security reasons. District Magistrate Virendra Kumar Singh requested the State government to shift Atiq out of Bareilly jail, citing security reasons and “shortage of staff”Atiq was shifted from Deoria jail to Bareilly jail on Monday after a businessman accused the ex-MP of getting him abducted and assaulting him inside the prison.last_img read more

NIH Looking to Kick-Start Biotech Startups

first_imgLast fall, microbial ecologist Kei Fujimura took time away from her lab work to hunt down people with inflammatory bowel disease on Facebook. The postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), was doing a bit of market research, in hopes of starting a company that would offer people with Crohn’s disease and colitis personalized microbiome sequencing data that could help them manage their conditions. She and a fellow postdoc “thought we had a pretty good shot” at commercializing the idea, she says.To help find out, Fujimura had applied to—and won a place in—a special 7-week entrepreneurship boot camp offered by UCSF. Step one, she learned: gauge interest in her product by interviewing 100 potential customers. That meant identifying people by means of social media willing to share their reactions to her pitch.Soon, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hopes to have a lot more biomedical researchers following Fujimura’s path. Earlier this month, the agency announced that it will, for the first time, offer certain grantees a chance to participate in boot camps like the one offered by UCSF. 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Known as the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, it offers a startup crash course, along with $50,000, to research teams wanting to learn how to think about commercializing their NSF-funded research. Each team typically consists of a principal investigator, a graduate student who is expected to lead the effort, and a mentor with experience in industry. Nearly 300 NSF-funded teams have gone through the training, which is based on a “Lean LaunchPad” course developed at Stanford University in 2011 by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank.I-Corps generated buzz in the media and academic circles, and the curriculum—driven by the mantra that researchers must “get out of the building” and discover the potential customer base early in the development process—has since spread to other government agencies. For example, grantees of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy can now apply for I-Corps training.But some, including Blank himself, were skeptical that the I-Corps model would work for life sciences. That’s because market-oriented bioscientists face hurdles other would-be entrepreneurs don’t necessarily face, says Stephanie Marrus, director of the entrepreneurship center at UCSF. Candidate pharmaceuticals and medical devices, for example, must wend their way through a complicated regulatory system to approval, often propelled by billions of dollars in investment. Entrepreneurs have to anticipate how hospital purchasing systems might respond to their inventions, and explore whether health insurers—who cover a major share of health spending—will be willing to foot the bill. “It’s a level of complexity that hadn’t been contemplated in the initial [Lean LaunchPad] framework,” she says.Still, Marrus lobbied Blank and the I-Corps leadership to tweak the I-Corps formula and offer it to UCSF’s biomedical researchers. The teams would pay a small fee to participate, and would get the same I-Corps lessons in how to find the target market and use feedback from potential investors, partners, and customers. But unlike previous programs, they would also attend breakout sessions with health industry experts that focused on one of four specific biomedical markets: therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, or digital health tools. The “Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences & Healthcare” pilot program launched in October 2013, enrolling Fujimura’s team and 27 others.For Fujimura, the training bore an exotic whiff of the nearby Silicon Valley. “We’re basic scientists, so we didn’t really know much about” entrepreneurship, she says. “It was kind of like pearls before swine.”Ultimately, the hunt for a market brought frustrating news for Fujimura’s team. Patients they interviewed were “lukewarm” about their idea, she says. “At that point, we realized our technologies weren’t advanced enough to really help them.” And Fujimura is far from alone: Of 296 NSF-funded teams that have gone through the curriculum, 173 decided not to start companies for now, says NSF I-Corps chief Rathindra DasGupta.Still, he says, even teams that abandon their ideas get value from the program. I-Corps-educated principal investigators can explain the importance of their research by keeping the end user in mind and can better advise their students on the realities of commercialization. And graduate students have a head start on launching future startups or finding jobs in industry. Fujimura agrees the experience was far from a bust. “You do this so that you don’t waste millions of dollars and millions of hours of sweat equity,” she says.Hoping to impart the same wisdom on its grantees, NIH announced they would adopt the I-Corps concept in a 7 April press release tied to a White House event promoting innovation. But the NIH version won’t initially target bench scientists. Instead it will focus on grantees already involved in one of the agency’s programs aimed at commercializing biomedical discoveries.Specifically, NIH will start with about 25 grantees, many of them small companies, which have received early, “phase 1” grants of up to $150,000 from its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. (SBIR money comes from a “tax” on agency research budgets and is aimed at ushering technologies through the early stages of commercialization.) It will then expand the offer to researchers funded through two other programs: the commercialization-focused National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations program.“We want to put some of our companies through [I-Corps] to see how it works for them,” says NIH’s Matthew Portnoy, who coordinates the SBIR program. “Does it work as well as we’ve heard the regular version of the I-Corps has been working?” And if the SBIR grantees that have been through I-Corps fare better than average in later phases of the commercialization process, he says, the agency may consider further scaling up its I-Corps offerings.Blank, who has made the life science-friendly I-Corps his pet project, believes NIH is making the right move. “The NIH model for translational medicine is now ripe for the next step,” he told ScienceInsider at an 11 April meeting of the I-Corps leadership in Bethesda, Maryland. The features unique to a biotech startup’s business model “are really important, but they’re understandable, and they’re teachable, and the PIs need to know them.”*Clarification, 24 April, 1:40 p.m.: Although many teams decide not to start a company at the end of the I-Corps curriculum, many of them start companies later on. This version clarifies that 173 teams decided not to start companies for now.last_img read more

Controversial Gujarat anti-terror law gets President’s nod

first_imgPresident Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill, a controversial anti-terror legislation passed by the BJP-ruled State in March 2015.One of the key features of the new Act includes the consideration of intercepted telephonic conversations as legitimate evidence.The announcement of the Presidential assent was made by Gujarat Minister of State for Home, Pradeepsinh Jadeja, in Gandhinagar on Tuesday.The Bill, earlier named as the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime (GUJCOC) Bill, had failed to get the presidential nod thrice since 2004 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of the State.In 2015, the Gujarat government re-introduced the Bill by renaming it the GCTOC, but retained controversial provisions like empowering the police to tap telephonic conversations and submit them in court as evidence.Mr. Jadeja said the provisions of the Bill will prove crucial in dealing with terrorism and organised crimes such as contract killing, ponzi schemes, narcotics trade and extortion rackets.“The dream of Prime Minister Modi was finally fulfilled today,” he said.“One of the key features of this Bill is that intercepted telephonic conversations would now be considered legitimate evidence. This Bill also provides for the creation of a special court as well as the appointment of special public prosecutors. We can now attach properties acquired through organised crimes. We can also cancel the transfer of properties,” said Mr. Jadeja.Other provisions of the Act is the admissibility of a confession made before a police officer as evidence.last_img read more

Adelaide Test: Kohli delights on Day 3

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Islanders Clip Red Wings, 5-4

first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. — Winless at home all month and slipping in the standings, the New York Islanders needed this one in a big way.Frans Nielsen’s goal 16 seconds into the second period broke a 3-3 tie and the Islanders held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on March 29.The Islanders came in winless in seven previous home games, last winning at Nassau Coliseum over Calgary on Feb. 27, and with only one victory in their last eight contests overall.“You have to stay calm and not show panic,” said Islanders captain John Tavares, who had three assists. “It’s all about poise. And tonight, we were resilient.”Ryan Strome, Kyle Okposo, Brock Nelson and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Islanders, who improved to 45-27-5 and lowered their magic number to clinch a playoff spot to six points with Ottawa’s loss to Florida.New York also scored three power-play goals for the first time this season.Tomas Tatar, Drew Miller, Niklas Kronwall and Pavel Datsyuk had Detroit’s goals.Detroit’s Mike Babcock was coaching after the death of his father Mike Babcock Sr. on March 28 in Saskatoon. He was 78. Babcock said his father was sick for some time and had congestive heart failure and bad lungs.“In the end, we were praying for him to join my mom and those prayers were answered,” Babcock said. “He’s in a better spot. Obviously any time you lose a parent, it doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s a blow.”New York quickly fell behind 2-0 before the teams went on to score six goals combined in the first 10 minutes of the opening period.Nielsen put the Islanders in front when his shot from the left wing found room between Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek’s right shoulder and the post. Nielsen’s 14th goal of the season led to Babcock pulling Mrazek and replacing him with Jimmy Howard. Mrazek had blanked Tampa Bay 4-0 at home on March 28.Clutterbuck welcomed Howard with a short-handed breakaway goal at 3:57 to increase New York’s lead to 5-3.“You knew they were going to come, that’s the trademark of the Islanders at this place,” Howard said. “They just keep coming.”Clutterbuck’s seventh goal this season was his first since he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win over the Flames on Feb. 27. The fourth-line right wing deferred credit to his teammates.“We got those two goals back quickly and that was big for us,” Clutterbuck said. “Guys did a great job of stepping up. We never got down. We stayed confident.”Even after Clutterbuck gave the Islanders a two-goal cushion, they gave up a power-play goal to Datsyuk at 10:20 of the second to narrow the lead to 5-4.The goal by Datsyuk, with Nick Leddy in the penalty box for the Islanders, was his 24th of the season. The Islanders hadn’t allowed a power-play goal in 12 games, nullifying 27 straight man-advantages by opponents before Datsyuk’s goal.Jaroslav Halak, who made 21 saves despite his shaky play at times, managed to deny the Red Wings in the third as the Islanders maintained a three-point lead over fourth-place Washington. The Capitals defeated the Rangers at Madison Square Garden 5-2 earlier Sunday.Halak’s best save was a pad stop on Darren Helm with just over five minutes left in the final period.“The guys were rewarded tonight,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “We contained a pretty good hockey team. Timely goals got us back in the game and our special teams were the difference.”The Red Wings fell to 40-23-12, third in the Atlantic Division and seven points behind second-place Tampa Bay.“That first period had a lot of funny bounces, it was sloppy for both sides,” Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg said. “We played better from the second on, but obviously it wasn’t good enough. We need to find better balance.”Tatar opening the scoring 39 seconds into the game before Miller followed with another goal for the visitors at 1:46 to stun the Nassau Coliseum crowd.Tatar’s team-leading 28th goal came after Halak bobbled the puck after a save, and Tatar was outside the crease to swat in a rebound. Miller’s goal 1:07 later was his fifth of the season.But the Islanders roared back with two quick strikes. Nelson rifled a shot past Mrazek on the power-play at 4:01, his 19th goal. Strome then tied it at 5:38 with his 16th.The scoring barrage continued after Detroit’s Danny Dekeyser took a holding penalty and Okposo put the Islanders ahead at 9:02 when a shot from the point deflected into the net off his skate. The goal was upheld after review since there wasn’t a distinct kicking motion.But the lead was short-lived as Kronwall blasted a shot from the point past Halak 52 seconds later to tie it at 3.The Islanders held a 10-9 shots lead after the frenetic first and a 22-20 advantage after two periods.The struggling Islanders came in 1-6-1 in their last eight games. They had just 12 goals in those eight games before the outburst against the Red Wings.(ALLAN KREDA) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Kuldeep Yadav reveals how he outfoxed England’s dangerous batting line-up

first_imgIndia’s left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav began his England tour in style as he grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul to script a resounding victory for the visitors in the first Twenty20 International in Manchester on Tuesday.Kuldeep became the third Indian after Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is.Kuldeep finished with 5/24 to help India thrash England by eight wickets at the Old Trafford to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.The 23-year-old Chinaman bowler said he enjoyed his first outing and hopes to continue doing the same in the remainder of the two-and-a-half month tour.”My first tour in England, things are going very well. Perfect conditions. It felt like home conditions. The wicket was dry, good to bat on. When I bowled my first over, I felt like it would turn. It’s important if you’re bowling the wrong’un, it should be in the perfect area.MATCH – REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS”We’ve got two legends (Virat and MS) and they’re very supportive. It’s just the start of my first tour in England. Hopefully in the next match we’ll do the same thing,” Kuldeep said at the post match presentation ceremony.The hosts were off to a flying start and looked set for massive score. But Kuldeep turned things around as he not only dried the scoring rate but also picked wickets from one end.Also read – Kuldeep 3rd Indian to grab five-wicket haul in T20Is”England had got off to a good start – they had around 65 runs in six overs. In the first over I checked the wicket. It was a bit dry. There was a possibility of a little turn, but it didn’t turn to begin with. Chahal told me it was not turning. It was stopping. Accordingly, I varied the pace a little, thinking then I will get a chance. The batsman would need to use his feet, and only then he would find it easy,” Kuldeep said at the post match press conference.advertisementAlso read – Kohli fastest ever to reach 2000 T20I runsKuldeep revealed that the wicket was not providing much of an assistance and he had to take other measures to keep the run flow under check.Also read – Rahul joins Rohit with second T20I hundred”If you want to take wickets you need to get the ball to turn. If you can’t make the ball turn, get drift, then you are not a spinner. You then cannot change the game. If a spinner takes four or five wickets your team gets the upper hand.Also read – Kohli thrilled with Rahul’s Manchester assault”When I came for the third over, I reduced the pace and maintained the flight while keeping the length good. I got Morgan the first ball. There onwards, my plan was to make sure they [the batsmen] stretched [to play the ball]. I did not want to give any easy ball. I did not want to add pace to the delivery because that would make it easy,” he said.Kuldeep had a sensational tour of Ireland where he finished with seven wickets from two T20 Internationals.India and England play the second T20I on Friday at Cardiff.last_img read more

Ohio State Fans Are Furious With This Penalty Call vs. Penn State

first_imgurban meyer is angry on ohio state's sideline vs. penn stateOhio State’s players, coaches and fans were not at all happy with the officiating on Penn State’s most-recent drive.One penalty call in particular had Buckeyes fans furious.An Ohio State defensive back was called for a pass interference play on an underthrown ball by Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley.The most penalty that happens all the time in football: A receiver gets behind the DB, the ball is underthrown, the receiver slows down, the DB bumps into the receiver and then gets flagged for bumping the receiver. Rewards team when QB makes bad throw.— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) September 30, 2018Some former Buckeyes standouts took to Twitter to trash the call.“Horrible egregious call,” tweeted former star Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple.Horrible egregious call— Eli Apple (@EliApple13) September 30, 2018“Those refs ought to be ashamed,” tweeted former Ohio State star linebacker Joshua Perry.Those refs ought to be ashamed— Joshua E Perry (@RIP_JEP) September 30, 2018The penalty didn’t end up costing Ohio State, though. The Buckeyes stopped Penn State on fourth down to get the ball back.It’s now Ohio State 14, Penn State 13 as we begin the fourth quarter.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: There will be no margin for error against India, feels Jacques Kallis

first_img Press Trust of India LondonJune 3, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 16:04 IST Jacques Kallis said India will make South Africa pay if they commit any silly mistake. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJacques Kallis said India will make South Africa pay if they commit any silly mistakeSouth Africa are battling injury issues with pacer Lungi Ngidi being ruled out of India clashSouth Africa started their World Cup 2019 campaign with 2 defeatsSouth Africa has no margin for error after second World Cup loss and should take advantage of India’s ‘first game nerves’ to bring their World Cup campaign back on track, said legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis.South Africa, who were thrashed by England in the opening match, suffered their second successive loss in the World Cup, going down by 21 runs against Bangladesh on Sunday.Kallis believes the Proteas will be under a lot of pressure ahead of their clash against favorites India.”It’s disappointing and frustrating and there is lots of pressure on the next game, otherwise the tournament could be over before it’s really started for South Africa,” Kallis wrote in a column for the ICC.”It doesn’t get any easier though against India but it’s their first game and our third, so maybe that could give us the edge we need,””They’ve not played for a week and maybe they’ll be some first game nerves, whereas we are settled.”The 43-year-old from Cape Town said India will make South Africa pay if they commit any silly mistake.”We’ve got to play all our cards and we can’t afford any more silly mistakes at vital stages – these are the best sides in the world and they’ll always punish you,” Kallis wrote.”Strange things happen in this sport and if we can get a win then I think we can go on a streak and we are still good enough to be a contender.”There will be no margin for error though. I think you’ll need six wins, maybe five with a really good run rate, to finish in the top four, so South Africa almost need to win every game they will play.”advertisementSouth Africa is battling injury issues with pacer Lungi Ngidi being ruled out of India clash due to a hamstring strain and Kallis feels experienced Dale Steyn needs to be drafted into the playing XI.”The injury to Lungi Ngidi certainly didn’t help Faf, he’s a world-class player and a big part of our attack. You’ve got to play Dale Steyn against India now, and hopefully he is close to fitness,” Kallis wrote.Bangladesh posted their highest ODI total, scoring 330 for six at the Oval after South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis elected to bowl after winning the toss.South Africa then fell short at 309 for eight while trying to become the first team to successfully chase more than 330 in a World Cup match.Kallis wrote: “Bangladesh got all their partnerships going and once you get over 300 then it always becomes a tough chase, letting them score 50 or so runs in the final four overs really didn’t help either and ultimately proved the difference.”I understand what Faf du Plessis was doing with the toss and playing the extra pace bowler. However, the wicket just didn’t allow it and perhaps he stuck with the tactics a bit too long and should have started bowling a little fuller and straighter.”It’s great having a game plan but you need to have a back-up when it’s not working, I felt we were one step behind the entire match and just tactically a bit off. We need to be a bit smarter.Also Read | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights: Bangladesh beat South Africa by 21 runsAlso Read | Salaam Cricket 2019 Highlights: This is England’s year, reckons Sunil GavaskarAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Jacques KallisFollow Faf Du PlessisFollow Lungi NgidiFollow Dale Steyn World Cup 2019: There will be no margin for error against India, feels Jacques KallisSouth Africa lost to England in their opening match and went down by 21 runs against Bangladesh. After 2 defeats, former South African cricketer Jacques Kallis said they can’t make any error against India on June 5.advertisementlast_img read more

Mandela Highway Reconstruction Project 97 Per Cent Complete

first_img The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction Project is 97 per cent complete.The highway, which spans St. Andrew and St. Catherine, is a key thoroughfare that links Kingston with Jamaica’s northern, western and southern regions.Senior NWA Communications and Customer Services Officer, Ramona Lawson, told JIS News that although the roadway is open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, corrective and tidying up works are continuing, primarily in the region of Tom Cringle Drive.“These include the construction of a roundabout for large articulated vehicles accessing locations along the roadway, as well as extending the service road east of Tom Cringle Drive to serve entities located in that area of the project. These activities will continue into the summer,” she outlined.Meanwhile, Ms. Lawson is urging persons using the highway, particularly pedestrians, to adhere to the safety guidelines.“We continue to implore pedestrians to use the overpass bridge, which is equipped with pedestrian facilities to include sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and the necessary safety signs,” she said.Ms. Lawson said the NWA has noticed, “with some trepidation”, that a number of pedestrians, including students, refuse to obey these instructions and have been attempting to cross six lanes of traffic, citing this practice as “very dangerous”.She said the agency is keen and focused on reinforcing and improving safe access to the corridor, particularly for pedestrians, while reminding motorists that the traffic signals at the crossing by the Fresh River Bridge have been decommissioned.The US$64-million Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction Project involves road construction works comprising extensive soft soil treatment, construction of a 3.5-kilometre six-lane corridor with a two-lane overpass bridge, two new three-lane bridges at Fresh River, a two-lane service road adjacent to the main roadway to facilitate the development of Caymanas Estate, and upgrading of the Six Miles Interchange.The development is part of the Government’s ongoing legacy road projects being implemented by the NWA.It represents a continuation of works to improve the island’s road network in order to enhance the quality of life of citizens and stimulate economic growth and development.The project falls under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), and is being executed by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC). Story Highlights Senior NWA Communications and Customer Services Officer, Ramona Lawson, told JIS News that although the roadway is open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, corrective and tidying up works are continuing, primarily in the region of Tom Cringle Drive. The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction Project is 97 per cent complete. The highway, which spans St. Andrew and St. Catherine, is a key thoroughfare that links Kingston with Jamaica’s northern, western and southern regions.last_img read more

MOL Signs Deal for USD 988 Mn Loan

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has entered into an agreement for a JPY 100 billion (USD 988.6 million) loan as it is looking to expand into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier and offshore businesses.MOL said it will use the hybrid loan, which has a maturity date of September 2076, to invest in its growth and enhance the company’s earnings base to boost its business competitiveness, in addition to raising funds for vessel-related facilities.The loan agreement follows MOL’s structural reforms in dry bulk and containership segments. The company said that it previously focused on making “a swift recovery to a growth trajectory, enhancement of its earnings base targeting the next midterm management plan, and restructuring of its financial base to ensure stable, sustainable growth.”MOL added that it decided to pursue fund procurement through the hybrid loan “that allows it to balance growth strategies on one hand and financial health on the other.”Some or all of the principal amount can be repaid before the maturity date, after five years from the loan execution date, upon agreement with the lenders, the company said.Under the agreement, the lenders may receive repayment of the hybrid loan after general creditors are fully repaid in case liquidation proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, or rehabilitation proceedings, or similar proceedings outside Japan are set to begin. Additionally, any provision of the loan agreement “shall not in any sense be amended if such an amendment would bring any disadvantage to the company’s general creditors.”last_img read more

Apples stock sours Microsofts soars Say what

first_imgMicrosoft is close to overtaking Apple as the world’s most valuable publicly traded company.The market closed Tuesday with Microsoft just a half per cent behind Apple in market value.That Microsoft is even close to eclipsing Apple — and did so briefly this week — would have been surprising not long ago as rival tech giants Amazon and Google were the more likely favourites for catching up to the iPhone maker.It’s a sign of Microsoft’s steady resilience under CEO Satya Nadella as it transitions into a cloud computing provider more focused on long-term business contracts than consumer demand.That helped shield it from holiday season turbulence and U.S.-China trade war jitters affecting Apple and other tech giants.Matt O’Brien, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Milton school mourns teen killed in motorcycle crash

(Updated)A teenage boy is dead after a motorcycle crash in Milton.Bishop Reding Secondary School in Milton has identified the teen as Karan Barry, 17.Halton police say the teen lost control of a motorcycle on Maple Ave, north of Main St E, just after 3 pm yesterday. The bike flipped, and Barry was killed instantly.The school issued this statement in light of the grade 12 student’s death: “Karan will be remembered by his friends and classmates, and by our staff as being a quiet, confident leader.”The school says it will lower its flag to half-mast for the remainder of the week. read more

Five takeaways from Tulsa Young players still maturing secondary may be best

OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) scores his first rushing touchdown of the game during the third quarter against Tulsa on Sept.10. The Buckeyes won 48-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe first half of Saturday’s game against Tulsa might have seemed like a completely different contest from the second half. Regardless of how the team’s performance is viewed by the media and fans, the Buckeyes picked up a hard-fought win against the Golden Hurricane to improve to 2-0.Although the end score was 48-3, OSU only led 13-3 with three minutes left in the first half. The offense was struggling to put points on the board, and Tulsa was giving the Buckeye defense a run for its money.With much of the playmaking coming from the defensive side of the ball, here are five takeaways from Saturday’s game against Tulsa.Secondary the key to OSU’s early successBoth games played by the Scarlet and Gray have come against opponents well outside the top 25. However, both Bowling Green and Tulsa have potent passing attacks, with each one ranking fifth and 11th in the nation, respectively, in terms of pass yards per game last season.Combined, the Buckeyes have only given up 302 passing yards in the first two games — an average of 151 yards per game. Last year, the Buckeyes gave up an average of 184.5 passing yards per game.Three starters may be gone from the secondary, but there has been little drop off for OSU this season.  Both redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore and redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker have five picks combined through two games, which puts them both near the top of the national rankings in terms of interceptions.Although a few plays against Tulsa made the OSU secondary look vulnerable, the unit has played at a high level so far this year. But, Hooker is not satisfied just yet.“I think we can’t sit with where we’re at now,” Hooker said. “We have to get better and watch film for the games coming up next week.”Defensive line may struggle without Tracy SprinkleAlthough the defense for OSU has been playing tough and basically dominating opponents this season, there were a few runs against Tulsa that had Buckeye fans holding their breathe. The absence of redshirt junior defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle could be felt on those runs, even though redshirt freshman Dre’Mont Jones and Davon Hamilton have received praise from their teammates. On run plays up-the-middle during the first half, Tulsa junior running back D’Angelo Brewer had multiple carries where he hit the hole with the nearest defender at least three yards away. That open space allowed the Golden Hurricane to pick up a couple first downs, extending drives and tiring the defense. In the long run, the defense was not affected, but a team like Oklahoma — the Buckeyes next opponent — may exploit these holes more readily than Tulsa.Last year, Oklahoma averaged 222.1 yards per game, which was 22nd in the nation. Returning starter and junior Samaje Perine has averaged six yards or more per carry in his last two seasons, and has rushed for a combined 3,062 yards in his last two years.Perine was dinged up earlier in the week with a shoulder injury, but scored twice. Freshman Joe Mixon received a bulk of the carries against Louisiana-Monroe, finishing with 117 yards.Hooker said he felt like the team did not play with the intensity it usually plays with against Tulsa. If the defense plays as flat as it did against Oklahoma, the running lanes may be even more wide open.Wide receivers are still a mysteryLosing Michael Thomas, Braxton Miller and Jalin Marshall was an issue for OSU this spring. That discussion was supposed to end after redshirt sophomore Noah Brown was rumored to be recovering well from a leg injury he suffered last season. There was some maturity in the unit in sixth-year senior Corey Smith and redshirt junior James Clark. However, both Smith and Clark have been far from leading members of the receivers, failing to produce a single catch in the first two games.Redshirt sophomore Parris Campbell made his first reception of the year for five yards against Tulsa, and the production of highly touted redshirt sophomore Noah Brown dipped Saturday, as he was only able to haul in one pass for 16 yards.Junior Curtis Samuel currently leads all Buckeyes in receiving yards, but an emphasis this year from Meyer has been the success of wide receivers. That success has yet to be had, and OSU will need a wideout to step up against a defense like Oklahoma’s.Jerome Baker has the intangibles to be a starterIt’s not often you hear of a high school running back transitioning to the linebacker position successfully. The Buckeyes are trying this kind of change with sophomore Jerome Baker. For now, the transition appears to have great potential, as Baker had an impressive game filling in for injured junior linebacker Dante Booker against Tulsa. Finishing the night with five total tackles and a fumble recovery, he was all smiles at the post-game press conference.Showing flashes of speed and strength, the former running back was all over the field, making plays and helping keep OSU ahead.Even veterans present on the field are taking notice of what Baker brings to the table.“(Baker) was out there communicating and talking a lot,” OSU junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan said. “It made the job easier on me as the older guy out there.”The status of Booker is still likely to be up in the air for much of the upcoming week. If Baker plays again against Oklahoma, it will be a test of exactly how much talent the young linebacker possesses.Tight end under utilizedLast year, Nick Vannett made a big enough impact to be drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. Although sometimes forgotten about in the offense, he made big enough contributions in the blocking and receiving game that Pete Carroll and the rest of the Seahawks pulled the trigger in the third round.So far, the leading tight end for OSU — redshirt junior Marcus Baugh — has three receptions or 40 yards. The only other tight end with any statistics this season is freshman A.J. Alexander, who has one catch for three yards.The year is still young, but it is important to remember how instrumental the tight end can be to a college football team. Meyer has never been one to use the position as a safety value or as a go-to receiver.In a game like Tulsa, the tight end could provide a little boost to the offense when it is struggling, with the possibility of  small out route passes or streaks down the middle of the field. No player at that position caught a pass against the Golden Hurricane,Sure, Vannett finished last season with just 19 receptions and 162 yards. But Baugh could see more targets if the offense needs a spark early in a game like it did Saturday. read more

Steve Jobs to be questioned as part of antitrust lawsuit

first_imgIn January, Steve Jobs was granted a medical leave of absence by the Board of Directors for Apple. This medical leave followed a previous one back in 2009 during which the CEO received a liver transplant. Apparently, the medical leave is not going to keep Jobs from being required to answer questions as part of a class-action lawsuit brought against Apple and its iTunes music store.In July 2004, RealNetworks attempted to compete head-to-head with iTunes over iPod owners through the use of a workaround technology called Harmony. The technology allowed iPod owners to transfer music purchased from the company’s music store to their device. Before Harmony, iPod owners only had this capability with iTunes, but this new capability was short-lived. In October 2004, Apple released an update which killed the ability for iPod owners to continue to use Harmony.AdChoices广告As a result of this move, Thomas Slattery and other iPod owners filed a class-action lawsuit in 2005 accusing Apple of having a music store monopoly with iTunes. The lawsuit alleges that Apple broke federal antitrust laws in addition to California’s unfair competition law because it required iPod owners to listen to music purchased only from iTunes.That lawsuit chalked up a victory recently when U.S. Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd opened the door for Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, to be questioned. Jobs will be questioned for up to two hours, but those questions must be limited to what the CEO knew about the October 2004 iPod update which killed the ability for the Harmony technology to work. Lawyers for Slattery had hoped to expand the questioning to include why Apple refused to license its FairPlay DRM technology which would have eliminated the need for Harmony. That scope of questioning was denied by the judge since claims involving the licensing of FairPlay were dismissed as part of the lawsuit in December 2009.Read more at Bloomberglast_img read more

Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home

first_imgHunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home The burials took place between 1922 and 1998. Image: Shutterstock 26 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share148 Tweet Email3 Feb 17th 2018, 10:01 AM Image: Shutterstockcenter_img 10,142 Views By Aoife Barry PEOPLE WITH INFORMATION on burials at Cork’s Bessboro mother and baby home are being asked to contact the commission of investigation into such homes.The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and a number of county homes (MBHCOI) has put out advertisements asking for people to contact it about the issue.The commission is investigating and reporting on the burial arrangements of children and mothers who died while resident in a number of institutions, including Bessboro. But so far, it doesn’t have enough information on the burials and how many there might be at the site.It is currently investigating “the burials of a large number of children who died while resident in the Bessboro mother and baby home in Cork between 1922 and 1998″, it said.Now it wants to hear from anyone “who has personal knowledge, documentation or any other information concerning the burial arrangements and/or the burial places of children who died in Bessboro in this time period”.It is looking for written submissions by email or post to arrive on or before 1 April 2018.A spokesperson from the MBCHOI told that they have some information on burials related to Bessboro, but not enough information. They would be interested in information from people who saw burials, who know where children are buried, or who have heard information related to this.Bessboro is one of a number of mother and baby homes which operated in Ireland in the twentieth century. Questions have been raised about the deaths of babies at the homes and where they were buried.In March of last year, TD Mick Barry told the Dáil: We heard from Carmel Cantwell, whose brother William died in the [Bessboro] home in the early 1960s. She does not know for sure where her brother is buried – perhaps in the angels plot but perhaps not. How many more babies such as William are buried there and where are their graves? Where can their relatives go to pay their respects? It is not good enough just to point to a tiny plot and say “He is in there, somewhere”. Do William’s sister and his elderly mother not deserve better than that?There is a Little Angels plot at Bessboro, which contains the burial sites for some children.Susan Lohan of the Adoption Rights Alliance told that Bessboro has a chequered history.She said that the death rates at the home were so high, according to records detailed by Dr James Deeny, Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer at the time, that the home was shut down in the late 1940s. It subsequently reopened.The mortality rate for Bessboro was 44.6% in 1944.Lohan said that the Adoption Rights Alliance fears that there there will be a mass grave discovered at Bessboro.“In the absence of easy to detect, easy to research burial records for that home I suspect that there will be some form of a mass grave in Bessboro – that’s certainly our suspicion,” she said.Lohan pointed out that there is currently a small burial plot on Bessboro land, but said “there’s absolutely no way it could accommodate the numbers of babies who have died there over the years”. The Adoption Rights Alliance questions where all the babies who died at Bessboro were buried, and if there are burial sites across the campus.“It is imperative that we discover not just where the babies are buried but why they died in the first place and who was turning a blind eye to this,” she said.She also noted that the mother and baby home at Tuam – where a burial plot was discovered – ceased operating in 1963, and was run by a different order of nuns to Bessboro.In 2015, the Irish Examiner carried out a special examination of Bessboro home. It said that a previously unpublished HSE report on Bessboro, from 2012, showed that it was a place where “women and babies were considered little more than a commodity for trade amongst religious orders”.The terms of reference for the inquiry were completed in 2014, under the then-Minister for Children James Reilly. At the time, the terms were criticised, and the Adoption Rights Alliance believes the terms were too narrow.The terms of reference are here, and include that the commission is:To examine mortality amongst mothers and children residing in these institutions (to determine the general causes, circumstances, and rates of mortality) and to compare it to the literature on mortality amongst such other groups of women and children as might be relevantTo investigate post-mortem practices and procedures in respect of children or mothers who died while resident in these institutions, including the reporting of deaths, burial arrangements and transfer of remains to educational institutions for the purpose of anatomical examinationThe commision said that if people have information on burials:It can be contacted by email at info @mbchcoi.ieOr by post at Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, 73 Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, or PO Box 12626, Dublin 2.It is not able to assist any person who wants to resolve their identity or trace a birth relative. People who want information on their identity or tracing relatives must do so through Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.Read: Mother and baby homes: It will be difficult to ‘establish facts’ on burial records say investigators>Read: Adoption in Ireland: ‘We’re still going through it, we’re still carrying the shame’> Short URL Saturday 17 Feb 2018, 10:00 AMlast_img read more

Bretagne Ecowatt a permis de réduire les pics de consommation de 3

first_imgBretagne : Ecowatt a permis de réduire les pics de consommation de 3%Selon le Réseau transport d’électricité (RTE), le programme de réduction volontaire de la consommation électrique lors des pics d’hiver (EcoWatt) a permis de diminuer la consommation de 2 à 3% en Bretagne. Grâce à cela, les coupures de courant ont pu être évitées.Chaque année, en période de grands froids, la Bretagne bat des records d’importation en électricité pour se chauffer. Dans la région, 450.000 logements sont chauffés par convecteurs, soit 28% de son parc, contre 20% environ à l’échelle nationale, selon l’Ademe (Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie). Mais cette année, malgré la rigueur de certaines semaines, le programme Ecowatt s’est avéré efficace. Ce programme de réduction volontaire de la consommation électrique invite les participants à réduire ou à reporter leur consommation d’électricité lors des alertes qui s’effectuent par SMS, mail ou via les réseaux sociaux.À lire aussiDécouvrez d’incroyables sculptures naturelles formées par la glaceAinsi, début février, sept alertes EcoWatt avaient été lancées. RTE indique dans un communiqué que la réaction des participants a entraîné “une réduction de la consommation qui a pu atteindre jusqu’à 2 à 3% aux heures les plus chargées, soit l’équivalent de la consommation cumulée des villes de Quimper, Vannes et Saint-Malo”. “Au terme de cette quatrième campagne, il apparaît qu’EcoWatt a atteint ses objectifs”, en évitant les coupures, ajoute cette filiale d’EDF en charge du réseau de lignes à haute tension. Même si, le 9 février, la Bretagne a battu son record de consommation électrique (18.000 mégawatts) Ce pic a été surmonté grâce à “la bonne disponibilité du réseau et des moyens de production”, ainsi que “la mobilisation des EcoW’acteurs”, indique RTE cité par l’AFP. Lancé lors de l’hiver 2008/09, le programme EcoWatt a vu son chiffre de participants bondir de 50% en un an et compte aujourd’hui près de 45.000 abonnés à ses alertes, dont 3.600 collectivités et entreprises. L’objectif des 50.000 foyers de consommation à toucher d’ici l’hiver 2013/14 est donc déjà presque atteint.Le 20 mars 2012 à 14:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Alphonse Areola signs new PSG contract until 2023

first_imgParis Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola has signed a new four and a half year deal at the clubDespite the arrival of Italian great Gianluigi Buffon, Areola has remained in favour at PSG with nine starts in their 16 Ligue 1 games.Manager Thomas Tuchel has refused to name a clear number one between the pair and continues to juggle his options.But Areola’s new contract until 2023 is a clear indication that he remains a big part of the club’s plans.The 25-year-old rose through the youth ranks at PSG and he’s kept 69 clean sheets in 85 appearances.“It was very important for me to continue my career and my progress at Paris Saint-Germain,” Areola told the club website.“This club is not only my trainer, it is also the club of my heart. I grew up here and I discovered a very high level.“My club gives me this chance to pursue very high ambitions, alongside outstanding team-mates.“With the continued support of our supporters, we still have wonderful story pages to write together. I believe very strongly in my club and the opportunity to live unforgettable moments.”President Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: “It is with great joy and pride that we are extending Alphonse Areola’s contract.Colin Dagba, France,How Dagba become one of PSG’s regulars Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 21-year-old full-back Colin Dagba had a very difficult time to break into professional football, but now he’s one of PSG’s regular players.“Alphonse is one of the most beautiful symbols of the excellence of our training centre.“And we appreciate, as well as our supporters, the loyalty that he expresses towards his club through his choice to join in the long term.“Since his first steps at the club, Alphonse has shown a fantastic desire to make progress with his coaches and his most experienced teammates.“His extension is a strong signal of the trust we place and will continue to place in the players we train.”PSG will face Nantes on Saturday for a Ligue 1 match.🙌❤️💙 Depuis le premier jour … @AreolaOfficiel🔝 #Areola2023— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) December 20, 2018last_img read more

Duffy is happy for yesterdays goal

first_imgThe Brighton and Hove Albion defender equalized the game against Huddersfield to pave the way to an eventual victoryMathias Jorgensen scored for Huddersfield during the first minute of yesterday’s match against Brighton and Hove Albion.But Seagulls’ defender Shane Duffy was able to equalize the match at the dawn of the first half paving the way to an eventual victory.“The timing of my goal was important because when we went in at the break we knew we then had a full half to get another,” the Irish player told the club’s official website.“It’s another result that we have to build on away from home. We have a big week, but we’re always full of confidence and we’ll always try to keep a clean sheet.”Webster knows there’s a lot of competition before he debuts Manuel R. Medina – August 24, 2019 Brighton and Hove Albion defender, Adam Webster, hasn’t debuted in the English Premier League because he knows the competition is fierce.“If we can do that then we know we have the pace and ability in attacking areas to hurt teams and it’s all about building momentum,” he added.Teammate Florin Andone scored the second goal of the day and sealed the win.“It’s nice for him to score and I was delighted for him because he’s worked really hard and been given an opportunity,” Duffy explained.“Glenn [Murray] has been in great form and Florin’s had a few injury setbacks, but he’s kept working hard and stayed focused.”last_img read more

Explaining President Trumps border order stopping family separation

first_img Mike McKinnon III, Carlos Amezcua, June 21, 2018 Explaining President Trump’s border order stopping family separation Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics Tags: Donald Trump, Saman Nasseri FacebookTwitter Mike McKinnon III, Carlos Amezcua center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. Wednesday night, Attorney Esther Valdes sat down with KUSI’s Sandra Maas and Allen Denton to explain the next steps for the children who have already been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Valdes details the whole process these children go through after being detained, and it is not what you expect. The interview with Valdes can be seen by clicking here.Thursday, Criminal Justice Attorney Saman Nasseri joined KUSI’s Carlos Amezcua on Good Morning San Diego to further explain what exactly President Trump’s executive order means, and how it impacts the San Diego community. Nasseri said the number of people coming to our border seeking asylum is actually higher this year than it was last year.During the interview, Carlos asked Nasseri, “What is the difference between an asylum seeker and an illegal immigrant?” Nasseri responded, “An asylum seeker is someone that comes to the port of entry and says, “I have a fear of returning back to my country, I would like asylum.” That individual with their family, is going to get processed. They’re going to get processed through, get their interview, get their documents, go through the immigration court, or through the asylum office, depending on the case. They’re not going to get apprehended, they’re not considered illegal entries. Its people who are just apprehended at the border, who are just trying to cross the border illegally, those are the ones that are being taken into custody and prosecuted. Later they say, “I have a fear of returning to my country, don’t deport me, please.” They get processed separately from the asylum seekers. The last group of people who has been grouped in here is the unaccompanied minors. Those are not children that are being housed away from their families, those are children that are sent here by themselves.” Posted: June 21, 2018 Updated: 7:54 AMlast_img read more

Cup Cakes Pies Cookies Cake

first_imgThe Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association is hosting a ‘Cherry Blossom Bake Sale Day,’ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 18, in the 1600 Block of Appleton Street. Profits from this event will go to students of Matthew A. Henson Elementary and George Washington Carver Vocational Technical Senior High schools for excellence in education. Contact (410) 669-VOTE or see to learn more information about the Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association.last_img