Death toll in Barmer mishap climbs to 15

first_imgThe death toll in the mishap at Jasol in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, where a large tent collapsed on a crowd of devotees in sudden rain and a squall, climbed to 15 on Monday with an eight-year-boy, shifted to Jodhpur for treatment, succumbing to his injuries.The deceased, identified as Pokar Ram, was rushed to Jodhpur’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday after he sustained serious injuries and was electrocuted in the incident. Police said a case would be registered against the organisers of the ‘Ram Katha’ event in Jasol after the completion of relief and rescue measures.CM meetsChief Minister Ashok Gehlot met the grieving families of the victims in Jasol and expressed his condolences. He also went to Nahata Government Hospital in Balotra and Mathura Das Mathur Hospital in Jodhpur to meet the injured persons admitted there.Mr. Gehlot said he had ordered an inquiry into the incident and added that the State government would take steps to prevent such incidents in future on the basis of report of the probe, to be conducted by Jodhpur Divisional Commissioner. “Stringent action will be taken against those whose negligence is proved…I am deeply saddened by the tragedy,” he said.Assistance announcedThe State government has announced financial assistance of ₹5 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and ₹2 lakh each to those injured.Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Barmer MP Kailash Chaudhary also visited the hospitals where the injured have been admitted, to enquire about their condition. Most of those killed were from different villages in the Barmer district, who had come to Jasol village, situated 97 km away from the district headquarters, to attend the ‘Ram Katha’ narrated by Muralidhar Maharaj. The religious congregation, which started on Saturday, was organised by the Mata Rani Bhatiyani Mandir Sansthan of Jasol.last_img read more

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World Cup 2018: Wayne Rooney backs English tactics in loss to Belgium

first_imgFormer England captain Wayne Rooney feels England’s 1-0 loss to Belgium in their final Group G clash of the FIFA World Cup 2018 was the best result for the team.England manager Gareth Southgate made eight changes to the starting line-up of the England team for the match against Belgium and lost it, finished second in the group and got a potentially easier route in the tournament.On Monday, Belgium faced an inspired Japanese side and had a scare before showing excellent character in coming from two goals down to break Japanese hearts with a 3-2 win.On Tuesday, England will face their toughest test yet when they take on Colombia in the Round of 16.”For me personally, it’s the right decision,” Rooney told ESPN. “The result, in my opinion — I can say it now, I’m not (an England) player — the result was the best result for England.”And maybe that’s been a problem we’ve had the last 15, 20 years as a country: we’re too honest. We sit there and say we want to win every game. This is England. This is how we should play.”Southgate’s decision to change the side who beat Panama 6-1 was met with divided opinion in the British media.”When all the other countries are plotting their way through, I’m sure Gareth would have liked to have kept the momentum going, but sometimes you need to take a step backward to go forward. I believe it was definitely the right decision,” Rooney said.The 32-year-old, who completed his move to Major League Soccer (MLS) side DC United from Everton last week is England’s all-time leading scorer with 53 goals before his international retirement last year.advertisementAsked about England’s ambitions in the tournament, Rooney said: “I think we should be dreaming now.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Motorola P30 with notched display, dual cameras and face unlock launched

first_imgMotorola on Wednesday announced the P30 which happens to be the company’s first smartphone to get a display cutout. At an event in China, the company announced the P30 right after the Moto Z3 and Moto E5 Plus. The latter two have already been announced outside of China, but it’s really the P30 that’s the highlight of the show. The new series from Motorola touts a design that looks quite inspired by the iPhone X. It has been priced starting at CNY 2,099 (approx Rs 21,300) while the top end model will cost CNY 2,499 (approx Rs 25,400). The P30 will go on sale in China starting September 15.The Motorola P30 stays true to renders from earlier this week. The device indeed looks inspired by the iPhone X thanks to a pretty wide notch on the front and a vertical dual rear camera setup on the back. The P30 has a ceramic back that comes in three flavours – black, white and a purple + blue gradient colour. The iconic Moto batwing logo on the back also houses a fingerprint sensor. The P30 will be offered with 6GB of RAM and an option of 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The device sports a 6.2-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset. As for the cameras, the Motorola P30 sports a 16MP + 5MP configuration on the back with f/1.8 aperture, AI portrait mode, scene recognition, AR mode and LED flash. On the front, the notch not only hides a 12-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash and some additional sensors as well that support Face Unlock. The P30 also gets a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top and curved edges all around.advertisementMotorola said that the P30 comes with nano coating that makes it water resistant. There’s also an AI-powered graphics acceleration for smoother gaming performance. The P30 is a “designed for China” phone so it doesn’t sound like Motorola has plans to launch this globally just yet.last_img read more

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Kohli as Beast Incarnate? WWE star Brock Lesnar’s legal advisor has a suggestion

first_imgVirat Kohli has been taking the world by storm with his consistent batting. He recently became the only Indian player to score three consecutive ODI hundreds during the five-match series against the West Indies. Not surprisingly then, his abilities to dazzle and entertain have earned him several admirers the world over: one of them happens to be the legal advisor of one of the most famous WWE stars.Brock Lesnar’s legal advisor Paul Heyman is the latest to applaud the Indian captain for his exemplary accomplishments. In a Twitter banter with the broadcasters of the India-Windies series, Heyman acknowledged Kohli’s achievements and issued a ‘one-time’ pardon to the broadcasters for borrowing his catchphrase.The broadcasters took to Twitter to post about Virat Kohli hitting his third straight ODI century in Pune on October 27 using the phrase, “Eat. Sleep. Hit ??s. Repeat!”.Heyman picked the tweet and had a humbling pardon for the broadcasters.”I will give props to #KingKohli for his accomplishments, and therefore issue a one-time pardon to @StarSportsIndia for “borrowing” (ahem) from my catchphrase for @BrockLesnar #EatSleepConquerRepeat. Thou art pardoned by decree of #YourHumbleAdvocate. You are most welcome!” Heyman tweeted.I will give props to #KingKohli for his accomplishments, and therefore issue a one-time pardon to @StarSportsIndia for “borrowing” (ahem) from my catchphrase for @BrockLesnar #EatSleepConquerRepeat. Thou art pardoned by decree of #YourHumbleAdvocate. You are most welcome! https://t.co/SRSy39heyePaul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) October 27, 2018The broadcasters then decided to get on with the Twitter banter and replied to Heyman addressing Kohli as ‘beast incarnate’ — a title that Brock Lesnar is called by.advertisement”Some even call #KingKohli the ‘beast incarnate’. But, we’ll let you have that one!” the broadcasters wrote.By this time, the Twitter audience had engaged in the banter and had their own fun at the sidelines.Wow imagine Paul heyman commentary during VK’s battingRahul Henriques (@rah_900) October 27, 2018This just got me excited to see Heyman Introduce Kohli whenever he scores a hundred.Abhilash Mudgal (@Mudgal_Abhilash) October 27, 2018Ladies and GentlemenNow introduce to YouReigning Undisputed Run MachineVirrraaaaaaaaaat Kolhiiiiiiiiiiimanohar bodake (@ManoharSpeaks) October 28, 2018Some @WWE reference here. Maybe one day we would see @BrockLesnar with a bat in his hand trying to clear a ground ??????Anjan PN (@apn2k11) October 28, 2018Heyman, on the other hand, had his answer ready! He suggested himself as an advocate for Kohli if the Indian captain desires that to have that nickname, called himself a GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) and applauded the broadcasters for their passion.”In order for #KingKohli to even consider being billed as The Beast Incarnate (property of @BrockLesnar, reigning defending undisputed greatest athlete in the world), he would have to have #PaulHeyman as an #Advocate. @StarSportsIndia, I applaud your passion, for I am the #GOAT!”In order for #KingKohli to even consider being billed as The Beast Incarnate (property of @BrockLesnar, reigning defending undisputed greatest athlete in the world), he would have to have #PaulHeyman as an #Advocate. @StarSportsIndia, I applaud your passion, for I am the #GOAT! https://t.co/d4qFUZbN1bPaul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) October 27, 2018Once again, Twitterati decided to jump into the banter and user Hritik Sonawane even asked Vince McMahon fix a Wrestlemania match between Kohli and Lesnar.Virat Kohli Vs Brock Lesnar Wrestlemania 35…book it Vince ??Hritik Sonawane (@HritikSonawane5) October 27, 2018When @HeymanHustle calls himself the #GOAT! pic.twitter.com/pZUguAVVCHAmeya NaikSatam (@i_am_ameya) October 27, 2018So now what will you do you will go to pitch while @imVkohli is batting and commentate from behind??Moreover @imVkohli shows up on every match unlike your client @BrockLesnar.??… #INDvWIShashwat Kumar (@shashwa13311494) October 27, 2018I don’t know if Lesnar can bowl, But Kohli can surely Punch… Anyone ??….. Wanna try??sandesh (@im_sandy1999) October 28, 2018last_img read more

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Underwater search for Emiliano Sala’s missing plane to begin, Kylian Mbappe donates USD 34000

first_imgFrance striker Kylian Mbappe has donated USD 34,000 for the search and rescue operations of the missing plane carrying Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala.The light aircraft carrying the Argentine disappeared over the English Channel a week ago as the 28-year-old flew to Cardiff from Nantes to join his new teammates.No trace of the plane, being flown by pilot David Ibbotson, has been found yet.And now David Mearns, an American-born marine scientist and shipwreck-hunting specialist, has decided to start an underwater search for the missing plane.Mearns claims that there was a “very good chance” of finding the aircraft. He also said that a survey vessel equipped with state-of-the-art search equipment has been mobilized and will conduct an underwater search for the plane this weekend.”There’s no guarantee,” Mearns said, “but (Sala’s) family is determined to do everything they possibly can through the support they have in the football community and through family and friends.”More than 300,000 euros ($340,000) have been raised online to allow Sala’s family to fund a private search, after an official rescue operation for the light aircraft was called off on Thursday after three days. Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona were among those making pleas to resume a search.Speaking ahead of Cardiff’s trip to Arsenal on Tuesday, their first match since Sala’s plane vanished, manager Neil Warnock said this has been the most difficult week of his career and admits he had questioned whether he could even carry on doing his job.”You think 24 hours a day about whether to carry on,” Warnock, told reporters.advertisement”It’s impossible to sleep. I’ve been in football management for 40 years and it’s been by far the most difficult week in my career, by an absolute mile.”It’s been a traumatic week and even now I can’t get my head around the situation.”The 28-year-old Sala had joined from Nantes in a 15 million pounds ($19.75 million) deal — breaking Cardiff’s record transfer fee.He had met his new teams mates the day before Cardiff’s last match at Newcastle United, before going back to Nantes to say goodbye to his former club and gather his belongings.A shrine has since been established outside Cardiff’s stadium.Warnock said he had got to know Sala in the weeks before the transfer was concluded and recalled their final conversation.”He came to the training ground, was halfway through his medical on Friday,” he said. “I went across to see him for two or three minutes and I said, looking at his gear he was wearing, he would fit in with our team, he had holes in his trousers and looked like a tramp.”That’s the memories I’ll have, he said ‘I’ll score you the goals’, and I said ‘I know you will’. I did invite him to Newcastle and I keep thinking about that. But he wanted to go back and see his team mates and get his belongings.”It’s probably hit me harder than anyone else as I’ve met the lad and talked to him for the last six to eight weeks and know how much he was looking forward to joining us.”Warnock said several of his players had received “outside help” to deal with the situation, while he fully backed Sala’s family in their efforts to continue the search privately after $388,000 was raised on a GoFundMe page.”It’s probably the lads you don’t expect that needed more help,” Warnock said. “But I don’t think it does any harm to talk to anyone else. It’s been noticeable that three of four lads have been really poor.”It’s unknown territory. Things like this just don’t happen.”I quite understand (Sala’s sister) Romina’s stance. If it was my kid, I’d want everybody looking at it forever. It’s such a strange situation, everybody is hoping like the family.”Warnock confirmed that Cardiff’s players would not wear black arm bands on Tuesday, in accordance with the family’s wishes, but yellow daffodils would be laid on the Emirates pitch.”From our point of view it’s just as well we have a game, whoever it’s against,” he said. “We can start getting back. It’s been a sombre mood all week.”The marine scientist David Mearns, who is leading the private search for Sala’s plane by using underwater technology to scan the seabed, outlined the difficulties his team face.”This is a relatively small search area… but there are complications in terms of it being a small plane, the bottom (of the sea) is very hard, there is lots of other wreckage out there, and we have the weather,” Mearns told reporters.advertisement”We are working in the worst time. If this was the summer time our confidence level would be much higher, almost to the point of a guarantee.”Also Watch:last_img read more

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Neil Warnock: ‘I haven’t had a fair crack of the Premier League whip’

first_imgCardiff City Share on LinkedIn Liam Rosenior Read more Share on Facebook Intensity of Cardiff v Wolves will show just how much promotion means There is an element to Warnock’s motivation that is different. For most people the reward of promotion is playing in the Premier League with all the attendant status, riches and glory, but for Warnock a big part of the goal is simply the promotion. If there was a way of winning promotion from the Championship but playing the following season in the same division, Warnock might take it. “Yeah, it wouldn’t bother me at all,” he says.He is also still motivated by the usual things. Like proving a point. “I don’t feel I’ve had a fair crack of the whip in the Premier League, given the circumstances,” he says, going on to explain the difficulties at Queens Park Rangers in 2011, the summer after promotion. The club were in the process of being sold to Tony Fernandes, which delayed the most significant transfer business until the last week of the window.“I had four or five very good players at my house willing to sign, then in the end they said I couldn’t sign anybody,” he says. Pinches of salt should be taken here: they signed six players before those final few days, albeit none of blinding quality and three on free transfers. But clearly the circumstances were not ideal and the grievance holds: Warnock was sacked in January of that season. “It was terrible really, having got promoted, having the carpet pulled from under you,” he says.“Then Sheffield United, obviously the Carlos Tevez situation didn’t help, but before that when we got promoted, within 24 hours I got a letter from the club saying they were going to take my option up but with no increase in wages, just incentives. That knocked me for six.”He does not even mention the brief spell at Crystal Palace in 2014 but presumably he would cite extenuating circumstances there too: it is easy to think these are just gripes, that he is making excuses for poor performances in the top flight. It is possible Warnock is not suited to, or perhaps is not a good enough manager for, the Premier League, but he wants another crack at it.Yet here lies another contradiction, in that if it did not happen, Warnock would not be overly upset. He had essentially retired in 2016 when Rotherham persuaded him to haul them out of relegation trouble, and success there reignited something. “That was the turning point in my football career. It was fantastic. I started to think: ‘By gum, I enjoy this.’”When managers of his vintage renew their enthusiasm like that, it can go one of two ways: either they try to reclaim their past and play a young man’s game or, free from pressures of having to prove themselves or build a career, they can manage more freely, unshackled by expectation. They are there because they want to be rather than because they have to be. Not long after Neil Warnock was named the Cardiff manager, his wife, Sharon, made a startling discovery. “She rang me and said: ‘I’ve got some news. I’ve just been on the fanzines at Cardiff – they all like you. I can’t believe it.’ I said: ‘Darling, some people do, you know.’”They have plenty of cause to like Warnock now. Cardiff, with a squad who look like an island of lost toys in a division where money has flowed freely, are five points clear of third-placed Fulham with a game in hand. On Friday night they host the leaders, Wolves, then on Tuesday visit Aston Villa, who are fourth. Barring a calamity, Cardiff will win promotion to the Premier League. Not bad considering they were second bottom when Warnock arrived in October 2016.The promotion, if it comes, would be the 69-year-old’s eighth, a record. But there seems to be a contradiction in a manager who will tell you he much prefers the “muck and nettles” of the Championship to the Premier League, trying his best to get out of the division. Championship Neil Warnock interviewscenter_img No disrespect to Cardiff but they probably needed me more than I needed them when I was appointed’Neil Warnock Share on Twitter It is easy to see into which category Warnock falls. “No disrespect to Cardiff but they probably needed me more than I needed them, when I was appointed. The sack doesn’t worry me. When you’re younger, you have three or four bad results and you worry about everything. You worry about injuries, because they always seem to be your best players. I used to take it home with me: ‘What am I going to do? He’s out for a month, I can’t see where the next goal or point is coming from.’ At my age, I don’t give these things the time of day.”Combine that with a club who were not expected to challenge (certainly for automatic promotion) this season, and you get a pretty free and easy atmosphere. “I said to Vincent [Tan, the Cardiff owner] the other day: ‘We’re almost in the play‑offs guaranteed, so if we didn’t win automatic we’d be in the play-offs. And if we didn’t win the play-offs we’d have another go next year.’ He was OK with that. I’m not saying that underneath he’s not desperate to get back, I’m sure he is, but they’ve not put any pressure on me, the board.”It is worth pointing out that Cardiff are not total outsiders: they have been frequent dark-horse tips for the play-offs. Nor are they paupers, having spent £6m on Gary Madine and nearly £3m on Lee Tomlin, though in a classic Warnockian move they swapped the latter for Jamie Ward, football’s answer to Scrappy-Doo, in a January loan deal.But at the same time there are not many other managers who could have got Cardiff where they are now. Victory over Wolves would put them within three points of the runaway leaders. “We weren’t supposed to be here,” Warnock says. “If we didn’t do anything else for the rest of the season, our fans would clap us off, because they’ve had a great year. It really is a massive bonus.” Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Reuse this content Topicslast_img read more

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10 People In Sports Media Who Lost Their Jobs For Controversial Comments

first_imgProvocateurs have proven to be very valuable in the current sports media landscape. Years ago, ESPN caught lightning in a bottle with shows like Pardon The Interruption and Around the Horn, the new next step in that direction, First Take, is basically the model for how rival FOX Sports 1, which is hiring away longtime co-host Skip Bayless, is building its daily programming. A show like First Take relies on big news-making declarations, and opinions that will get people riled up. Sometimes, on live television or a fast-paced medium like Twitter, personalities cross the line, and are punished.The most recent example is Emily Austen, a Tampa Bay Rays and Orlando Magic sideline reporter for FOX Sports Florida who will no longer be appearing on the network due to racist statements she made on a Barstool Sports Facebook Live show. She is far from the only sports personality to be given the axe for things they’ve said.In 2016, I made a bad decision and my life took an unexpected turn. Now, I’m passionate about helping others avoid making a similar mistake. pic.twitter.com/BlRsOAZFYR— Emily Austen (@emilyausten_) March 14, 2017Here are 10 of the most notorious examples of people in sports media who have been fired for the things they’ve said.Next: Get Started With Emily Austen >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

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This Will Be Your Dad’s New Favorite Pork Chop Recipe

first_img The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious How to Cook Steak in the Oven How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Editors’ Recommendations It’s almost Father’s Day, and that means it’s time to show dad he didn’t raise a bum loser. How do you do that? Well, you could get him a nice gift — highly advisable — but if you really want to impress him, you should cook for him. Namely, you could grill him up some pork chops and serve’ em with a side of baked beans and cornbread. You don’t have to be from the South to appreciate that combo, that’s for sure.This recipe comes to up from Tavern at Bobby, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Even if your father is the kind of guy who might say “Sor-what?” it doesn’t matter. Serve him one bite of this meal and he will tell stories in the future of your pork chop prowess, just like he does about the time that he caught that fish. You know, the one that was the biggest on record for that lake.Note: If your father is still the grillmaster in the house, you might want to instead print out the recipe below and hand it to him, deferring to his almighty grilling prowess while you get working on the sides.Lisa Diederich PhotographySorghum-Rubbed Pork Chop(Serves: 4)Sorghum Mop(Yield: 2 cups)Ingredients:1 cup sorghum molasses2 tbsp ketchup.5 cup apple cider vinegar.25 cup Crystal Hot Sauce1 tsp saltMethod:In a small sauce pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally.Once mop comes together, it can be reserved for a later use or used immediately.Grilled Double Cut Pork ChopsIngredients:4 pork chops; thick-cut, double bone-in; .75lb to 1 lb each2 tbsp kosher salt2 tbsp coarse ground pepper2 tbsp olive oilMethod:Preheat a grill to medium.Brush chops with olive oil on a baking sheet and coat generously with salt and pepper.Place the chops directly over the flame and grill until marked and slightly charred on the first side (3-5 minutes).Turn chops brush grilled side with sorghum mop then repeat on the opposite side.Once chops are marked and slightly charred on both sides move to a cooler section on the grill and turn heat down slightly letting the chops cook through and internal temperature is between 130-145 degrees Fahrenheit (15-20 minutes).During this final cooking process brush occasionally with sorghum mop on both sides.Before serving, let the chops rest for 15 minutes; this will allow the chops to continue cooking and retain its natural juices and moisture.Baked Beans(Yield: 2 quarts)Ingredients:1 smoked ham hock4 cups water or chicken stock2 cups Great Northern beans, soaked overnight in salty water2 tbsp brown sugar2 tbsp bacon fat2 tbsp Crystal Hot Sauce1 tbsp salt.25 tbsp apple cider vinegar3 poblano peppers3 yellow onions2 garlic cloves, crushed1 red bell pepperMethod:Soak the white beans overnight in salty water. Rinse and reserve.Cut the peppers and two of the onions into a small dice. Peel and halve the third onion.In a small pan, melt 1 tbsp of bacon fat and place the onion in the pan face down.Cook the face of the onion on medium high heat until it begins to blacken and take on a very dark caramelized color.In a large pot, melt the rest of the bacon fat and sauté the diced onions, peppers, and crushed garlic until translucent.Add the rest of the ingredients, loosely cover, and simmer until beans are tender.Skillet Corn Bread(Yield: one 10-inch cast iron skillet)Ingredients:5 cup yellow cornmeal.5 cup all-purpose flour.25 cup sugar.25 cup whole-fat buttermilk4 tbsp lard4 tbsp butter2 tsp baking powder1 tsp sea salt.5 tsp baking soda3 eggsMethod:Place skillet in oven and pre-heat to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.Allow an extra 10 minutes after the oven says it is readyIn a microwave safe dish, melt 3 tablespoons of lard and 4 tablespoons of butterIn a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and saltIn a separate bowl, combine the eggs and buttermilk.Remove the skillet from the oven and place on high heat. Add the lard. While lard is melting, add the egg mix to the dry ingredients. While mixing, pour in the fat. Once mixture is combined, add it to the skillet.Immediately place in the oven and bake until golden brown. The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secretslast_img read more

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HP Heat wave intensifies

first_imgShimla: The heat wave has intensified in the plains and the lower hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, the Meteorological Department said on Sunday. Una recorded the highest temperature in the state at 32.8 degrees Celsius, the MeT Centre, Shimla, said. The maximum temperature in Bilaspur was 31 degrees Celsius, followed by Hamirpur 30.6 degrees Celsius, Kangra 30.4 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar 30.1 degrees Celsius, Mandi 29.7 degrees Celsius and Chamba 28.2 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in both Shimla and Manali was 23 degrees Celsius, whereas it was 14.8 degrees Celsius in Dalhousie. The lowest temperature in the state was recorded in tribal district Lahaul and Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong at 2.1 degrees Celsius, it added.last_img read more

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Exploring Ontarios new Centre for Forensic Science

Ontario’s new Centre for Forensic Science will open this fall, and for the first time, every discipline from public health to criminal law, will be concentrated and coordinated in a single facility.Scot Urquhart agreed to play the part of a typical customer, in order to find out what the facility can do.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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Somalia UN envoy on second leg of sevennation tour to promote peace

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Somalia, François Lonsény Fall, held talks with Ethiopian leaders yesterday and plans also to visit Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen.“Among the most critical issues on Ambassador Fall’s agenda is the third round of the Khartoum peace talks scheduled for 30 October between the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) based in Baidoa and the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) established in Mogadishu,” the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) said of the rival sides currently engaged in a dispute over authority.In Asmara, the Eritrean capital, Mr. Fall raised with President Isaias Afewerki “a number of issues with a view to avoiding any further deterioration in the present Somalia situation,” UNPOS added.The last round of talks between the rival sides took place at the beginning of last month. The impoverished drought-afflicted country has been riven by factional fighting and has not had a functioning national government since President Muhammad Siad Barre’s regime was toppled in 1991. read more

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Byrnecut to trial Komatsu Mining hybrid loader at Prominent Hill

first_imgLeading underground mining contractor Byrnecut Australia is in Q2 2018 to trial an underground diesel electric hybrid production loader at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill copper-gold mine which was announced in the company’s Q1 results. The trial is to test production efficiencies, diesel savings and overall costs associated with this equipment. The machine is one of two Joy 22HD hybrid LHDs being supplied by Komatsu Mining to Byrnecut this year and uses the Switched Reluctance (SR) drive to capture and reuse braking energy while also equipped with KESS (Kinetic Energy Storage System).The 22HD also has a simple control suite allowing the operator to concentrate on maximising productivity. Automated control functions allow operator to perform complex operations at a button press while its “heavy-duty design means less failures and more uptime.” The bucket design allows easy filling and low wear and a central auto lubrication system minimises scheduled service activity and protects critical structural linkages and joints. The hydraulic system with piston pumps mean cooler operation and longer life.At Prominent Hill underground, the operations delivered 680,000 t of ore in Q1 2018 at 1.81% copper, representing consistent quarter on quarter production. The third decline construction has progressed, with final portal position selection complete and break through expected in Q2. The fourth haulage decline into the lower open pit will commence in Q2 and completion is expected in Q3. Procurement activity for the crusher feed and underground ore rehandle contract is underway with contract execution expected in Q2. The combination of new access declines into the underground and utilisation of the rehandle fleet will lift underground ore production in H2 to facilitate full year guidance of 2.8-3.1 Mt.Finally, the process to replace the current Cemented Hydraulic Fill (CHF) plant with a fit for purpose Paste Plant, an enabler of future production uplift, is underway. The tender process is expected to be finalised in Q2.last_img read more

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Naby Keita injury blow for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool have announced that new signing Naby Keita will be absent for the next couple of days from training due to a neck injuryThe Guinea international has been a prominent figure in Reds’ pre-season games this summer following his arrival from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig earlier this month.But Keita was notably left out of Liverpool’s 2-1 2-1 win over Manchester City in New Jersey on Thursday.And now the club have made the announcement that they have chosen to leave Keita out of their training sessions for the next couple of days as a precautionary measure.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.However, they did hint that the 23-year-old could still be available for Saturday’s International Champions Cup match against Manchester United.“Naby Keita is set to sit out training for the next couple of days as a precautionary measure as he recovers from a sore neck,” read a statement.“Keita will be afforded time to recover by not taking part in the immediate sessions, although he has not been ruled out of the fixture with Manchester United in Michigan at this stage.”Liverpool will face West Ham United at home for their opening game of the Premier League season on August 12.last_img read more

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Sherwood Liverpool must continue to believe

first_imgFormer Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood thinks Liverpool must continue to believe they can win the Champions League despite their latest loss at Red Star Belgrade.Liverpool’s hopes of progressing beyond the group stages suffered a huge blow after Red Star Belgrade condemned Jurgen Klopp’s side to a 2-0 defeat – their third-successive away defeat in the competition for the very first time.The result leaves Liverpool second in Group C on six points with games at Paris Saint-Germain and at Anfield against Napoli to come, but Sherwood thinks Klopp’s team, will still believe they can go all the way this time around.“It’s a reality check for them,” Sherwood told Sky. “But they’re still in the competition and yes, they do have tough games coming up but they have to believe and I’m sure they do.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It was very easy for them last season [in the Champions League last season]. Look how many goals they scored in the competition last season, they were scoring at will. They started like that in the early part of the campaign so they’ve got that real belief there.“They are confident, they’ve got that swagger about them and they believe they can go on and win this competition, and rightly so having been finalists last season.”Klopp’s men will face Fulham in their next game at Anfield before the International break.last_img read more

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Chef IQ brings smart cooking guidance to Chefman appliances at CES 2019

first_imgChefman Chefman, maker of small kitchen appliances debuted its Chef IQ app at CES. The cooking app connects via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to Chefman’s line of smart appliances. Within the app you can view recipes, control appliances and monitor the cooking process. Select recipes also include step-by-step video guidance. In addition to recipes and cooking guides, Chef IQ has a calculator to provide you with the exact cooking values you need to achieve perfect results. Those values are calculated based on the appliance being used. The guided cooking feature directs users through a recipe by using detailed videos of each step, all while integrating a cooking timer and temperature monitor. Chef IQ is compatible with several Chefman kitchen appliances including the Smart Sous Vide, the Smart 6 Tray Dehydrator. It also works with two upcoming appliances that aren’t yet available — the Smart Pressure Cooker with Integrated Scale and Smart Toaster Oven Air Fryer. The Chef IQ app is currently in beta and will be available for iOS and Android devices summer 2019.  Here’s everything that works with Google Home and Home Mini 0 Tags CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 58 Photos Post a comment CES Products Share your voice CES 2019 Smart Home Small Applianceslast_img read more

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Microsofts Xbox One S AllDigital Edition and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Everything

first_img Tags Originally published April 16, 12:32 p.m. PT.Updates, 3:08 p.m.: Adds details about announcements; May 9: Includes details from launch. Microsoft Sony Comment Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice It comes with three Microsoft gamesTo sweeten the deal, Microsoft is giving away three of its games along with the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: the 2016 racing game Forza Horizon 3, the 2018 online multiplayer pirate game Sea of Thieves and the gaming phenomenon Minecraft.You can’t resell or share your ‘digital’ gamesOne reason people like game discs is that they can share them with friends or resell them. But you can’t do that as easily with “digital” games that are tied to your Xbox account.Incidentally, Microsoft originally planned a similar set of rules for disc games back when it first announced the Xbox One in 2013. But it eventually bowed to pressure from angry gamers, allowing them to trade and resell discs. That doesn’t change if you own a game disc, by the way. You just can’t trade or resell a game code.The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is basically the Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass mashed togetherThat means it’ll include features of Xbox Live Gold, like being able to play against friends, download free games given away by Microsoft and get occasional discounts. And it’ll include features of Xbox Game Pass, which gives access to more than 100 games, such as Minecraft and the epic action series Gears of War.This isn’t the big new XboxMicrosoft is still working on a brand new upgraded Xbox, which is said to be launching next year. We don’t know much about it, but we’re starting to hear about what the competing device from Sony will look like. In an interview with Wired published in April, Sony discussed the chips it plans to put in its new PlayStation, also expected sometime next year.Microsoft is also working on a streaming service, currently called Project xCloud, that’ll let you play games over the internet in a way that’s similar to how we stream movies on Netflix. That service is expected to launch within the next year or so.You can watch a replay of the livestream below: Now playing: Watch this:center_img Consoles Culture Video Games 1 Microsoft is expected to announce some changes to its Xbox lineup on Tuesday. CNET Microsoft is offering a cheaper Xbox and a new game service as it prepares to release an entirely new game console likely sometime next year.The tech and gaming giant on May 7 released a cheaper version of its Xbox video game console, called the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, for $249. That reduces the suggested retail price by $50, and the way the company did this was by removing the disc drive that’s been on every Xbox since the device first released in 2001.Order at WalmartThe company also plans to offer a new service called Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which’ll combine its Xbox Live Gold social-networking service and Xbox Game Pass game download service for $14.99 per month when it’s released later this year.Here’s everything we know so far. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products or services featured on this page.The all-digital edition is an Xbox One S without a disc driveI know, duh. The rub is Microsoft said retailers will still sell games in their stores. Only now, if you want to buy a game for the all-digital edition, you’ll be buying a game download code instead.There are rumors Microsoft is planning to offer a trade-in service in which you’ll be able trade a game disc for a download code. But so far, the company hasn’t said anything publicly.Otherwise, the device is a standard Xbox One S with effectively the same design as its more expensive $299 cousin that works with the Xbox One S. 5:18 Livestream Xbox One S: All-Digital Edition drops discslast_img read more

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Dy Mayor to spearhead antidengue drive

first_imgKolkata: Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh will lead the drives against dengue that will be launched on 21 February.Ghosh said the teams of Kolkata Municipal Corporation will first visit the houses of patients who had been afflicted with dengue in 2018. “We will inspect the house and its surroundings. We have prepared a list of 47 areas of which 20 are highly vulnerable and 20 are vulnerable. Not only the KMC staffs but also private agencies and NGOs are welcome to join our drives. To make dengue drives a success there should be cooperation between the civic staffs and common people,” Ghosh said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe KMC will carry out the drives in three phases. The first phase will start from February 21 and will continue till June. The second phase will start in July and continue till October while the third phase which will be a follow up phase will start in November and continue till December. Continuous drives against dengue have helped the KMC to bring down the number of cases in 2018 to one third. It may be mentioned that KMC is successful in eradicating malignant malaria which had taken the form of an epidemic in the early 1990s by identifying the areas and then conducting the drives regularly. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe KMC team that is engaged in conducting drives comprise of health, building and solid waste management department officials and staffs. Ghosh said councilors would be invited to join the drives along with the Borough Committee chairman. The KMC had launched a massive campaign to create awareness against Dengue on February 2 when 144 rallies had been taken out all over the city. The central rally was taken out from the KMC headquarters and it was led by the Mayor Firhad Hakim. Through the rallies the civic authorities sought cooperation of the people. Ghosh said the campaign and rallies have proved to be very effective and KMC is going to follow this method. The KMC has 16 dengue testing laboratories where blood samples are tested free of cost.last_img read more

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This Simple Tool Makes It Easy to Build and Host a Website

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » You need a website that looks great and has an interface that your customers love but accomplishing that can be tough if you’re not a coding wizard. Site builders like Squarespace are useful, but their hefty subscription price tag can be a turnoff for budding entrepreneurs. Obior’s Website Building & Hosting Elite Plan Subscriptions will help you build a professional website in minutes for a fraction of the cost of Squarespace.Obior provides everything you need to create, host and maintain a website that will keep your customers coming back for more. First, you’ll pick from their gorgeous templates, then you’ll use their step-by-step guide to getting your site online in a matter of minutes. You don’t need to have any tech expertise to get started.Obior takes care of everything from SEO optimization to cybersecurity. It lets you easily add your social media feeds to your site, so your visitors will have up-to-the-minute updates on what’s going on with your brand. You can upload your own images or pick from professional stock photos for a pro look.A one-year subscription to Obior Website Building & Hosting Elite usually costs $179, but you can get a perfect website for less right now at just $19.99 (88 percent off). 2 min read June 1, 2019 Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

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CheckCap Announces Preliminary Data on PreparationFree Colon Screening Capsule

first_imgNews | Colonoscopy Systems | May 26, 2016 Check-Cap Announces Preliminary Data on Preparation-Free Colon Screening Capsule Technology uses radio frequency telemetry to track capsule position through patient’s alimentary tract Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Related Content News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more May 26, 2016 — Check-Cap Ltd. announced that preliminary data from pre-clinical and clinical studies of its ingestible capsule for preparation-free colorectal cancer screening were discussed during Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2016, May 21-24 in San Diego.The presentation included a preliminary analysis of the first participants evaluated in the company’s ongoing multi-center clinical feasibility study, which aims to establish the safety, functionality and preliminary efficacy of the Check-Cap system.”While the potential health benefits of routine colorectal cancer screening are well understood, many patients are unwilling to undergo standard optical colonoscopy due to a perception of inconvenient bowel preparation requirements, concerns over pain and risks associated with anesthesia. Additionally, more than 20 percent of patients undergoing colonoscopy have inadequate bowel preparation, increasing the likelihood of complications and missed adenomas,” said Prof. Nadir Arber, M.D., director of the Integrated Cancer Prevention Center (ICPC) at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, president of the Israeli Association of Gastroenterology and a lead investigator in the company’s ongoing multi-center study.”Preliminary findings demonstrated the feasibility of an alternative screening method that can generate structural data of the colon, without burdensome cleansing or diet restrictions, as required in current screening methods. These data support the Check-Cap system as a potentially attractive option for individuals in the target patient population that are not adherent to current medical guidelines.”Data presented showed safe and complete passage for the 75 participants enrolled in a completed study to assess the natural motility of the capsule.  Preliminary analysis of the ongoing clinical feasibility study evaluated data from 54 participants who swallowed Check-Cap’s scanning capsule, tracking the passage of the capsule through the alimentary tract using radio frequency telemetry and Check-Cap’s proprietary capsule position tracking system.Capsule passage was safe and well-tolerated, with an average transit time of 66 ±37 hours observed in 53 volunteers who completed the study (one asymptomatic volunteer withdrew prior to completion and the capsule was retrieved endoscopically from the colon), and the total radiation dose was found to be ultra-low (0.03±0.007 mSv, or the equivalent exposure of one dental or chest X-ray). Three-dimensional image reconstructions of the colonic wall and lumen detected and located small and large pedunculated and sessile polyps, as validated by subsequent colonoscopy.For more information: www.check-cap.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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