Earth Day award for Nagaland forest guard

first_imgThe services of Alemba Yimchunger, a forest guard at the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagaland’s Kiphire district, have been recognised with Earth Day Network Star, an award by a U.S.-based international environment organisation that engages with green groups in 195 countries.“In his 30 years of service, Mr. Yimchunger has played a major role in protection of forests and wild animals in and around Fakim sanctuary,” said M. Lokeswara Rao, director of the Network’s species protection campaign.last_img read more

Centre sets up committee for ST status to 6 Assam communities

first_imgPaving the way for granting of ST status to six OBC communities in Assam, the Centre today set up a committee to recommend the modalities for completing the process.The committee, to be headed by Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry Mahesh Kumar Singla, will consult with the Assam government and suggest the modalities for the required reservations and shifting the existing reservation for these communities from OBC to ST.It will also protect the interests of existing tribals and frame a mechanism to ensure fairness of reservations within these six communities and related security considerations, a Home Ministry official said.The committee shall submit its report by May 31.The move came after a delegation of six communities from Assam met Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju were present during the meeting.Rijiju later said granting of Scheduled Tribes status to the six communities — Moran, Muttock, Tai Ahom, Koch Rajbongshi, Sootea and Tea Tribes — was a political promise of the BJP and the NDA government will ensure it.”If necessary we will change the modalities necessary for the ST status to the six communities. The whole process is expected to be completed in three months,” he said.Sonowal said Assam is a special case and its issues will be specially taken care off.The pro-talk faction of the ULFA too had been seeking ST status to the six communities of Assam.The grant of tribal status to these six communities will lead to 50 per cent population of Assam becoming tribal or Assam turning into a tribal-dominated state.advertisementIt will also facilitate fresh delimitation of assembly constituencies and significant increase in the number of ST seats in the 126-member Assam assembly. Assam currently has 16 ST seats.The fear of indigenous communities that illegal immigrants from Bangladesh would soon usurp political power would diminish if 50 per cent Assembly seats are reserved for ST when Assam becomes a tribal-dominated state.last_img read more

Australia open to share revenues from India tours

first_imgMelbourne, Jul 4 (PTI) Cricket Australia (CA) is open to part with its multi-million-dollar television revenue from India tours to Australia as part of a collective effort to preserve the financial health of the global game. James Sutherland, Cricket Australia chief executive, has declared Australian Boards willingness to divert a part of its overseas revenue from India tours to Australia, which is worth up to USD 100 million extra to CAs annual balance sheet, to be shared among all members. “You have to have a belief in the broader context and youve also got to see the big picture. I think together with pretty well all other countries right now we see that bilateral cricket is very much our core business and its really important that it continues to be popular. “Ideally if we get to a situation where it has more structure around it, we build context, fans can understand and appreciate it more and we can increase the value and appeal of bilateral cricket,” Sutherland told ESPNcricinfo. Although this proposal is likely to cost CA money in the short-term while also changing the dynamics around the boards close relationship with the BCCI, a huge contributor to Australian crickets financial health, Sutherland felt that “doing nothing is not an option”. He insisted all boards would have to look at “the big picture” of the international games future, amid worsening financial situations of some countries and the encroachment of domestic T20 leagues on schedules and player priorities. “Weve got a very open mind and we believe in a big-picture sense that the benefits will flow, not only to us but to others. It may well be we go backwards before we go forwards, we dont know, but we do believe in the big picture and we do believe individual countries cant operate in isolation of everyone else. “Thats something were very conscious of and thats why we support the work the ICC has done so far in reviewing the structure of bilateral cricket and how that might all work. Itll be good for the game, thats our foremost position, and hopefully down the track itll be good for cricket in Australia,” he added. Sutherland said he was encouraged to explore the commercial implications of changes to bilateral tours by the willingness he saw at the recently-concluded ICC Annual Conference in Edinburgh, to reform the structure of the game. Further talks are set to be held in late August or early September, before a more detailed model is presented to the ICC board in October. MORE PTI CM ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

New Maruti Suzuki Dzire involved in high speed accident with Tata Safari Storme

first_imgIn an unfortunate event, the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Dzire was involved in a high speed accident with a Tata Safari Storme on Thursday morning near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. A DriveSpark reader shared the image, which clearly shows that the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, which is slated for its launch on May 16, has suffered a nasty blow to its driver’s side door and the headlamps.The 2017 Dzire is the new generation compact sedan from Maruti Suzuki which will launch in India on May 16. This incident, just a few days ahead of its launch, puts serious light on the safety of the upcoming Dzire.2017 Maruti Suzuki DzireHowever, one more report suggest that it was the Tata Safari Storme who was the main culprit for the accident as the big SUV tried overtaking the new Dzire at a high speed. Due to rash driving, the driver of the Safari Storme lost control and thus collided with the new Dzire, resulting in the serious accident.The new generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire is made of 66 per cent high tensile steel, that makes it durable to such kind of incidents. Moreover, the new Dzire also meets the Bharat NCAP crash test norms and comes with latest HEARTECT platform, which makes it lighter, stronger, more rigid and crash safer.The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire comes with latest HEARTECT platform, which makes it lighter, stronger, more rigid and crash safer.Engine:The new generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire will come with the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 83 bhp of maximum power and 115 Nm of maximum torque, while the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre multi-jet diesel engine churns out peak power of 74 bhp and peak torque of 190 Nm.advertisementTransmission:Both the engines will come mated to a AGS unit. The petrol engine will also come mated to a five-speed manual transmission.Design:The new generation Dzire will come with a completely new and fresh look. Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been redesigned with a hexagonal grille with a chrome strip around it. The front bumper  and the headlamp cluster gets an appealing makeover. At the rear, the new generation Dzire gets minor cosmetic change as the tail lamps has a revised design. The new Dzire will also sport new projector headlamps, LED DRLs and redesigned alloy wheels.Features:The new generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire will come with an upgraded list of features to compete with its competition in the segment. The list includes touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in among others.Dimensions:The new generation Dzire will be 3995 mm in length, 1735 mm in width, 1515mm in height and 163 mm of ground clearance.Competition:The new generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire will compete against the recently launched Hyundai Xcent facelift, new Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo.Price:We expect the new generation Dzire to come for a base price of Rs 6 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)- Rs 9 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the top end variant.(Photo Credit: DriveSpark )ALSO READ:Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Everything you need to knowALSO READ:New Maruti Suzuki Dzire will be most fuel efficient diesel car in Indialast_img read more


first_imgRepublican Senator Joni Ernst says President Trump has taken the right approach in trade talks with China.Ernst and Trump spoke by phone shortly after Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……tariffs on China.” :21Ernst says after many months of negotiations, it’s time for a deal that will address China’s theft of intellectual property and other bad trade practices.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………with us.” :09On Friday, President Trump lifted tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico.Leaders in the two countries hailed the move as a step toward ratification of the deal that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……through the House.” :17Ernst is predicting the “U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement” will easily win passage in the U.S. Senate.…………………last_img read more

Lukaku hails ‘best coach in the world’ Conte amid Inter links

first_imgRomelu Lukaku has revealed he would jump at the chance to work with Antonio Conte at Inter, labelling the Italian the “best coach in the world” while hinting that he has made a decision over his future.Lukaku has been at Manchester United for two seasons since sealing a move from Everton under Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2017. But he has struggled to make a name for himself at Old Trafford despite scoring 42 goals in 96 appearances and during his time with the Reds.  Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? His record against the biggest teams in England and Europe has come under particular scrutiny, while United are looking to rebuild this summer following a torrid campaign in 2018-19. Inter has emerged as a strong possibility for his next destination, and it is a move that Lukaku approves – not least because of the identity of their new coach. “Well, Conte has gone to Inter, for me he is the best coach in the world,” the Belgium international signalled to Sportmediaset.”With regards to my future, I have already made a decision that I still cannot reveal publicly, out of respect to Manchester United with whom I still have a contract.” Lukaku went on to reveal his admiration for the Italian top flight, pointing to a string of high-profile recent arrivals to suggest it was a league on the rise. “I am a big Serie A fan, those close to me know that I have always wanted to play in the English league and in the Italian: I love Italy,” he added. “And then Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, [Maurizio] Sarri is going to Juventus, [Carlo] Ancelotti will be at Napoli: Serie A will be exciting.”My club and agent will talk about [the transfer bid], but my mind is made up. “I have a contract with Manchester United, it is up to them to decide. I will speak to the club and my agent to make the best decision. In any case, I am sure that it will be a very busy summer.”last_img read more

Martin Guptill’s World Cup story: Poor run with the bat, crucial run-outs and a heartbreaking overthrow

first_imgMartin Guptill’s World Cup story: Poor run with the bat, crucial run-outs and a heartbreaking overthrowNew Zealand opener Martin Guptill had a crazy World Cup 2019 despite multiple failures with the bat, being involved in some of the pivotal moments for his side throughout the tournament.advertisement Ajay Tiwari New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 19:58 IST Martin Guptill had a crazy World Cup 2019, both with the bat and in the field (AP)HIGHLIGHTSMartin Guptill could score just 186 runs in World Cup 2019Guptill’s run-out of MS Dhoni in the semi-final swung the match decidedly in New Zealand’s favourGuptill was also run-out off the final ball of the Super Over during the World Cup finalMartin Guptill, even in his wildest dreams, wouldn’t have imagined the kind of World Cup 2019 which he eventually ended up with. Being the highest scorer during the 2015 edition, New Zealand team had high expectations from their firebrand opener. After all, Guptill was and still is the only cricketer in the Southern Hemisphere to have hit a double century in ODIs and that innings had come in the 2015 World Cup. After New Zealand’s inaugural game of the World Cup 2019, the side’s belief in Guptill must have only got stronger.Guptill scored a quickfire unbeaten 51-ball-73 as New Zealand walloped Sri Lanka’s total of 136 in a mere 16.1 overs without breaking a sweat. What followed later, however, was hardly believable for Guptill the batsman.25, 0, 35, 0, 5, 20, 8, 1, 19: read Guptill’s scores in the next 9 games including the final against England at Lord’s. With a total of 186 runs in World Cup 2019, Guptill’s horror run with the bat continued to haunt his side throughout the tournament.Despite all this, Guptill still played some pivotal roles in the World Cup. The first big moment arrived during the game against Australia when Guptill leaped in the air at short-fine-leg to pluck the ball out of thin air after the dangerous Steve Smith had made a good connection with the pull off Lockie Ferguson. Smith was left stunned and so were Guptill’s teammates.But the moment when Guptill’s fielding became the true talking point of the World Cup 2019 was when with one-and-a-half stumps to aim at, his direct-hit from fine-leg struck timber bringing the curtains down on a brilliant counter-attacking innings from India’s talisman MS Dhoni. It was this moment when New Zealand finally knew that they were going to the final while Dhoni – one of the fastest sprinters in world cricket – started his long walk back to the pavilion in possibly his last World Cup innings.advertisementBy now the clip of Guptill’s throw to run-out Dhoni was being played across social media platforms all over the world. Guptill, on the other hand, was itching to make an impact in possibly the greatest match of his life at Lord’s.At the fag end of the final of the World Cup 2019, England had looked down and out as New Zealand’s death bowlers seemed to have created a vice-like grip over the match, not giving Ben Stokes room to hit the big shots. In the final over of England’s chase with the team needing 9 to win off 3 balls, Guptill’s throw from deep mid-wicket region struck a diving Ben Stokes’s bat on the full at the striker’s end and the ball raced away to the boundary behind the wicketkeeper. Thus, instead of 2 runs, England got awarded 6 bringing the equation down to 3 required off 2 balls – a much more achievable target, even though Trent Boult ensured a tie.When the match went into the Super Over, Guptill found himself on the field again but this time he had the responsibility to score 16 off 6 balls to bring New Zealand home their maiden World Cup. On the last delivery of the Super Over Guptill was on strike with his side needing 2 off 1 but he only managed to dig out Jofra Archer’s full delivery to Jason Roy at deep mid-wicket. As he scampered for the 2nd run, Roy’s throw found Jos Buttler’s gloves at the striker’s end, who dislodged the stumps in a flash. Guptill desperately dived to cross the crease but was found well short when the bails were dislodged bringing an end to a crazy Lord’s evening.As the England players celebrated in ecstasy, Guptill stayed motionless with his head sulking trying to make sense of what had just transpired. Soon he was being comforted by his teammates and even Chris Woakes came up to him to offer words of encouragement. When the dust finally settles on the exhilarating Lord’s evening, Guptill wouldn’t be faulted for still wondering what went on with him at World Cup 2019. He couldn’t have imagined the events of the past 6 weeks before, but he is sure to be revisited by them for a long time to come.Also Read | As the dust settles on epic World Cup final, spare a thought for the winnersAlso Read | Knighthood for Ben Stokes? ‘Of course’ say UK’s next prime ministerial candidatesFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Martin GuptillFollow Kane Williamson Nextlast_img read more

20000 TEU COSCO Shipping Virgo Delivered

first_imgChinese container shipping major COSCO Shipping Corporation has taken delivery of its fifth 20,000 TEU containership, COSCO Shipping Virgo.Built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, the ship is 399.8 meters long and 58.6 meters wide. It boasts a deck area equivalent to almost four standard football fields and can achieve a speed of 22.5 nautical miles per hour.COSCO Shipping Virgo has a maximum carrying capacity of 20,119 TEU, and it is equipped with 1,000 reefer sockets.The giant boxship was classed by both DNV GL and China Classification Society.According to COSCO, the ship’s fuel consumption and energy-efficiency have been optimized through latest energy-saving rudder and propulsion systems.  In addition, the ship is equipped with intelligent ship management systems and allows for one-man bridge operation.It is worth USD 122.95 million, based on the valuation from VesselsValue.The delivery of COSCO Shipping Virgo comes on the back of four 20,000 TEU boxships delivered since the beginning of this year.COSCO Shipping Taurus, also built by SWS, and COSCO Shipping Aries, built by Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) were delivered in January this year.COSCO Shipping Leo and COSCO Shipping Gemini followed suit in March and April respectively.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Cosco Shippinglast_img read more

Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo’s app, now that Verizon owns Yahoo.But people who want to watch football through online-TV services like Sling or YouTube TV will have more problems. An NFL game on ESPN will still be blocked on the app on a phone — and starting next season, on tablets as well, for some games, said Brian Angiolet, Verizon’s global chief media and content officer.Verizon’s five-year deal with the NFL takes effect in January, in time for playoffs. Games will stream on the Yahoo Sports app; on mobile (but not on computers); Verizon’s little-known video app, go90; and the NFL mobile app.Verizon bought Yahoo in June and AOL in 2015 and wants to combine the two to build a digital ad business to rival Facebook and Google. It hopes adding more sports streaming will help grow the audience for its media business. “Sports is the first major pillar in Verizon’s strategy. The NFL is a marquee piece of content,” Angiolet said. Verizon will be able to sell some digital ads during games.The NFL has had a partnership with Verizon since 2010 and has been experimenting with other ways to televise its games besides broadcast and cable TV. Amazon this year has 10 Thursday night games and a Christmas game.last_img read more

Rafale Centre seeks deferment of Tuesdays hearing in SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre on Monday sought deferment of Tuesday’s hearing on the pleas seeking review of the Rafale deal verdict of December 14 last year saying it needs time to file a detailed reply on these petitions.The Centre’s prayer was made before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi which did not say anything on the issue of adjournment of the scheduled hearing on Tuesday. The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, allowed senior advocate R Balasubramanian, appearing for the Centre, to circulate a letter of adjournment among the parties which include petitioners who have filed the review pleas. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThe Centre’s letter said it needs time to file reply on merits on the review petitions. The review petitions filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan is listed for hearing before a bench headed by the Chief Justice on Tuesday in the post-lunch session. In a setback to the Centre, the apex court had on April 10 allowed the pleas which relied on leaked documents for seeking review of its Rafale judgement and dismissed the government’s preliminary objections claiming “privilege” over them. See P6last_img read more

Morocco Invests MAD 30 Billion in Rural Roads

By Cindy BashaRabat – The Moroccan government announced on Tuesday that it had invested MAD 30 billion to building roads in rural areas.The Minister of Transport, Equipment and Logistics, Aziz Rabbah, told the House of Representatives this investment would make transportation and travel easier for people living in the isolated parts of the country. This program, along with another similar initiative launched this year, will provide Morocco with 17,000 km of roads in rural areas. Studies show that these areas need roughly 50,000 km of additional roads to connect all isolated parts of the country.The Minister stressed that the state spends 1.25 billion dirhams in regional road projects, based on the principle of equity between different regions.Rabbah mentioned his department’s broader goal of improving the standard for living of people living in rural areas. The government plans to invest MAD 36 billion over the next seven years in rural areas and the marginalised parts of the country.Regarding the control and maintenance of bridges, Rabbah said that the government has allocated  MAD 3billion for the emergency program aimed at the elimination of black spots, affecting 7,500 bridges at the national level, including 100 in critical condition and 200 in ruins. read more

Moroccos King Fahd School of Translation Signs MoU with UN

Tangier – A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Wednesday in Tangier between King Fahd School of Translation (KFST) and the United Nations Interpretation Service.Signed by the Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, Catherine Pollard, the president of Abdelmalek Essadi University, Hodaifa Ameziane, and KFST director Noureddine Chamali, this agreement aims to strengthen cooperation between these institutions in the field of translation.Under the agreement, students will benefit from programs intended to strengthen their skills in translation. This agreement confirms the confidence of international organizations in Morocco’s higher education sector and should enable KFST to start a new stage in its distinguished scientific career, the signatories pointed out on this occasion.This meeting was an opportunity to highlight the role that translation plays in ensuring the exchange of information, strengthening communication skills, and promoting the values of peace, tolerance and acceptance of others.With MAP read more

UN peacekeeping official visits Chad and Central African Republic

2 September 2008A senior United Nations peacekeeping official is visiting Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) for talks on the performance of the nascent UN mission to the neighbouring African countries. Edmond Mulet, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Chad and the CAR, Victor Angelo, held talks yesterday with Chadian President Idriss Déby in N’Djamena. They are scheduled to hold talks in Bangui, the capital of the CAR, today.The UN Mission in Chad and the Central African Republic (MINURCAT) was established six months ago. It includes a multi-dimensional UN presence and a European Union military force (EUFOR) that are jointly trying to bring stability to eastern Chad and north-eastern CAR, which have been beset by widespread fighting and civilian displacement in recent years. read more

Annual science conference for young girls inspires

Participants take part in the “Yeast Crime” activity organized by the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute at this years Scientifically Yours conference. Earlier this month the Faculty of Mathematics and Science welcomed 80 scientifically-minded grade 11 girls from across Ontario to campus for its 22nd-annual Scientifically Yours conference.The young women took part in a number of hands-on projects that included exploring laser holography, transferring data by light and measuring brain function.This year also saw the addition of an ecology project, developed by Liette Vasseur, professor of Biological Sciences and secretary general of International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists.Vasseur guided the girls on a walk along the Bruce Trail and Niagara Escarpment to identify plant species and learn ethno-botanical facts. The group also collected flowers to press and dry for Mother’s Day cards.The young women also benefitted from interacting with current students and alumni who shared advice and career experiences.The conference opened with alumna Nancy Doubleday who delivered a plenary talk, entitled “Arctic Ecohealth: Linking Local and Global … with lessons for peace from Dr. Seuss.”And on the final day of the two-day event, participants attended a dinner with scientific mentors. The mentors – all women in scientific professions – included Brock alumnae Holly Falsetti, Risk Modeling Analyst, TD Bank, and Elly Jenkyns, Naturopathic Doctor, PURE Natural Health & Wellness, along with 13 other women from various science-related professions. read more

Dont train your dog to sit teach it life skills pet mindfulness

Ms Menteith was the trainer for the Crufts 2018 Channel Four programmes Credit:Tom Pilston for the Telegraph Dogs should be taught life skills rather than simply how to sit, stay and hand over their paws, a pet mindfulness coach has said.Carolyn Menteith, a leading dog behavioural expert, said dog owners should lose their obsession with teaching traditional obedience exercises and instead focus on the skills the pet innately has.“It doesn’t matter if your dog sits the moment you say sit if it goes and rips up the curtains and knocks over granny,” she said.”We should be teaching life skills instead of behaviour commands – how to settle when people are watching television and how to enjoy being handled.”Ms Menteith, who was the trainer for the Crufts 2018 Channel Four programmes and won the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor of the Year award three years previously, said training should be about building a relationship with the animal, rather than teaching it various tricks.“It doesn’t matter so much whether a dog does obedience exercises – like a dog walking perfectly to heel – we need a dog to be happy and fun with our family,” she said. Ms Menteith was the trainer for the Crufts 2018 Channel Four programmes  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. While in the past dog training relied on a formal technique based on military training, attitudes towards animals have softened as pets are growingly viewed as members of the family. Due to this, the trainer argues, owners should adopt a mindful and holistic approach to dog training, similar to how children are parented.“We don’t want children to sit down be quiet and be seen and not heard – we want them to be the best people they can possibly be working on their strengths,” she added. “It should be the same with dogs – we want a relationship not a dictatorship, to look at what they are already good at doing and work with those strengths.”As a result owners should build relationships with their domestic animals rather than focusing on teaching them commands.The trainer added: “It’s not about barking sit and expecting unswerving obedience. It’s about building a relationship.”It’s looking at the individual dog you have – each dog has a different personality and in the same way we look at different relationships with people in our lives, you have to build one with your dog.”The Dogs Trust recommends that new dogs are taken to local training courses, to learn traditional commands and meet other dogs.The charity says on its website: “Training your puppy should start straight away to avoid him developing bad habits. Teach him what is acceptable. Make clear and simple commands and show him what you wanthim to do. Lessons should be short and at regular intervals. Remember – always reward good behaviour, and ignore ‘bad’ behaviour.” read more

Molly Russell The caring soul who died after exploring her depression on

In the case of Pinterest, a virtual scrapbook immensely popular… But her father, Ian Russell, now believes that in private she was being assailed by graphic images of self-harm and suicide on the social media sites Instagram and Pinterest. Molly Russell was such a “caring soul” that she did not want to burden her parents with the depression she likened to a storm bearing down on her. As far as her loving family could see, Molly was happy and doing well: she was a keen rider and sailor and had just landed the lead role in her school’s upcoming production of Fantastic Mr Fox. Instead, the 14-year-old retreated to a terrifying online world algorithmically tailored to encourage her darkest thoughts. read more

Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her

first_imgWoman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system Orla received false negatives on smear tests in 2011 and 2014. Friday 15 Jun 2018, 4:24 PM 10 Comments Jun 15th 2018, 4:24 PM Share146 Tweet Email2 Image: Shutterstock/Iryna Inshyna By Michelle Hennessy Image: Shutterstock/Iryna Inshyna A WOMAN WHO was impacted by the Cervical Check scandal has said her cancer has now spread to her lymph system.Orla first spoke to RTÉ’s Liveline back in April, when she explained that she developed symptoms in 2015 and was diagnosed with cervical cancer. In May that year, she saw a private gynecologist who discovered a very large tumour.Orla had received false negatives on her smear tests in 2011 and 2014 and is now dealing with Dr Gabriel Scally to assist with his scoping review. Speaking to Joe Duffy again today, she said her cancer has now spread to her lymph system.She said the disease is at a “moderate stage” but that it has spread almost as far as her kidneys.“Obviously it was very shocking and devastating news,” she said. Orla said she did not want to disclose the time period given by her doctor but said it “wasn’t very positive”.She said the only effective treatment on offer now is immunotherapy, similar to the treatment Vicky Phelan is receiving. Yesterday Phelan confirmed that her own tumours are shrinking, after just three doses of the drug.Orla will start the treatment as part of a trial next month.“It offers a hope,” she told Duffy.Orla is due to sit down with Minister Simon Harris in the coming week to discuss her case. 17,067 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Un matériau lubrifiant révolutionnaire inspiré dune plante carnivore

first_imgUn matériau lubrifiant révolutionnaire inspiré d’une plante carnivoreDes chercheurs ont réussi à mettre au point un nouveau matériau révolutionnaire capable de repousser à la fois l’eau, les hydrocarbures et le sang tout en se réparant lui-même en cas de besoin. Pour cela, ils se sont basés sur le fonctionnement d’une plante carnivore asiatique qui attire ses proies dans un piège lubrifié.En 1970, le mystère de la feuille de lotus, capable d’émerger des eaux les plus sales en restant parfaitement nette, avait été percé. Les propriétés “hydrophobiques” spécifiques à la structure de la feuille consistent en de minuscules papilles, capables de piéger de l’air et d’empêcher l’eau d’y adhérer. Elles font ainsi rouler les gouttelettes et la saleté sans que celles-ci ne s’y collent. Il aura fallu 20 ans pour appliquer ce principe à des peintures des vitres et des tissus dit “auto-nettoyants”. La tâche se révèle plus compliquée encore pour concevoir des surfaces empêchant l’adhésion de liquides visqueux comme l’huile et les hydrocarbures. L’enjeu est pourtant énorme dans un grand nombre de domaines, comme l’optique, la construction d’engins microscopiques et la biologie médicale.Un piège lubrifié redoutable Mais la solution pourrait bien venir, une fois encore, du monde botanique. En effet, des chercheurs de l’université de Harvard, dirigés par Tak-Sing Wong ont observé avec attention une famille de plantes carnivores du sud-est asiatique : les nepenthes. Sur les cent espèces recensées, on constate que les feuilles forment des espèces d’entonnoir remplis d’un liquide digestif. Attirés par les couleurs vives et le nectar sucré des nepenthes, les insectes se posent à l’intérieur de l’urne, recouvert d’une surface lubrifiée. Incapables de remonter, ils glissent alors au fond de l’urne où ils sont digérés.À lire aussiCet étonnant matériau est capable de refroidir tout ce qu’il touche sans énergieDans l’étude publiée dans la revue Nature, M. Wong explique que, contrairement à la feuille de lotus qui utilise l’air, la surface interne des nepenthes est recouverte d’un film aqueux qui va repousser les autres liquides. En s’inspirant de cette trouvaille de la nature, les auteurs sont donc parvenus à mettre au point un matériau spongieux rempli d’un fluide lubrifiant, baptisé SLIPS (littéralement “glisse”), qui repousse aussi bien l’eau que les liquides organiques, comme le sang et le pétrole brut.Résistant oui, mais peu durable Cette technique pourrait être utilisée sur des matériaux faciles à produire et peu coûteux, par exemple une membrane de Teflon, assurent les chercheurs. De plus, le SLIPS peut résister à de fortes pressions et il est capable de “s’auto-réparer” lorsqu’il est endommagé par un impact qu’il s’use. Dans ce cas, il recrée tout simplement un film lubrifiant à sa surface, souligne dans un commentaire séparé Michael Nosonovsky, du département d’ingénierie de l’université du Wisconsin.Cette découverte pourrait conduire à de multiples applications en médecine, dans le transport de carburants ou en aéronautique avec la mise au point de revêtements anti-glace. Reste que, selon Michael Nosonosvky, il faut poursuivre les recherches car le prototype de SLIPS n’a encore qu’une durée de vie très limitée, rapporte TV5monde.Le 22 septembre 2011 à 13:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Behind the scenes of WWEs Super Bowl ad from 1999 WWE hits

first_img Lindsay Lohan Videos Articles 3 COMMENTS ,, Now Playing Up Next Behind the scenes of WWE’s Super Bowl ad from 1999WWE has posted a behind the scenes look at footage from nearly 20 years ago of the company filming an ad for the Super Bowl that aired back in January of 1999.The footage shows The Rock, Steve Austin, Kane, The Undertaker, Mick Foley, Triple H, Chyna and others taking part in the commercial shoot at WWE headquarters.You can check out the video below courtesy of WWE.WWE hits a new milestone on TwitterWWE revealed this weekend that they hit 10 million followers on Twitter.Don’t forget to give us a follow on Twitter as well via @wrestleview..@WWEUniverse, you are a PERFECT 10! Thank YOU so much for 10 million @Twitter followers!!!!— WWE (@WWE) February 3, 2018 Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next stinkelbaum O. T. Fagbenle Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Comments are closed. Vin Diesel Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson shares rare tribute to late pal Paul Walker Google+ Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthday Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThese Actors Really Refused To Work With Each OtherVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:58/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 54.74%0:07Remaining Time -1:51 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listcenter_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker a time when triple h declared himself bi in a lot of ways and vince tried to tell us chyna was Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Anonymous These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other WhatsApp February 4, 2018 at 6:43 pm Videos Articles Really???? I always thought Chyna was bi Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter February 5, 2018 at 9:45 am WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention February 5, 2018 at 5:11 pm Facebook OC Olast_img read more