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Manoj Tiwari raises issue of guest teachers in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Sunday said that they are in the favour of adopting the policy of Haryana government in which there is work guarantee up to 60 years for Guest Teachers of Delhi. Delhi BJP OBC Morcha held a meeting of the representatives of Maurya, Saini, Kushwaha and Shakya Communities where Tiwari raised the issue of Guest Teachers in Delhi and said that they are in favour of adopting the policy of Haryana Government and their stand is quite clear on it.”Modi Government has taken care of all the sections and has worked to develop the country with the help of public welfare schemes like Jandhan Yojna for bank accounts, Ujjwala Scheme for liberating women from the suffocating life, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for constructing 10 crore toilets in villages and cities. All these have been completed by Central Government under the leadership of Modi,” he added.last_img read more

Over 40 injured in wasp attack

Over 40 people were injured this morning following a wasp attack at a school in Bulathkohopitiya.The police said that the attack took place when the wasps were disturbed just as school began. Most of those injured were school children while the principal of the school was also admitted to hospital.All those who sustained injuries during the wasp attack were admitted to the Karawanela hospital for treatment. The injuries are not life threatening, the police said. (Colombo Gazette)

UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives protect

Dubbed UNISPACE+50, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the event will be the first global UN space summit of the twenty-first century.Simonetta Di Pippo, the Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), which is organizing UNISPACE+50, has said that the forum’s priority will be to find ways to use space “to improve lives around the world and protect the planet.”Since humankind entered the space age with the launch of Sputnik-1, the first artificial satellite, incredible progress has been made in the use of space technology. Many ideas that seemed “science fiction” just years ago are now a reality.From helping us use GPS (Global Positioning Systems) to find our way home, or calling friends in faraway places, applications of space technology have made our lives easier and our world more connected.Space is an invaluable tool for achieving sustainable development across the globe, and so it is important that everyone can access and enjoy the benefits that space brings to us all – UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di PippoSpace tech is also helping track endangered species like rhinoceroses and keeping them safe from poachers, providing vital data to famers and improving crop yields, and enabling humanitarian workers reach and assist millions around the world.Both directly and indirectly, use of space technology is strengthening the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the global development agenda agreed by all UN Member States in 2015.Highlighting the importance of space for all of humankind, Ms. Di Pippo urged greater global cooperation in the future of space activities.“Space is an invaluable tool for achieving sustainable development across the globe, and so it is important that everyone can access and enjoy the benefits that space brings to us all,” she said.Also joining UNSIPACE+50 will be senior UN officials, as well as former US astronaut Scott Kelly, who was appointed the UN Champion for Space in 2016. Mr. Kelly holds the record for the most cumulative number of days spent in space by an American astronaut on board the International Space Station.► See photo story: UNISPACE+50: Space for better futureBeing held from 18-21 June, UNISPACE+50 will include a symposium (18-19 June) and a high-level segment (20-21 June). On 22 June, the UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space will resume its regular session.Alongside the main events, an exhibition featuring more than 40 exhibitors will be held in the Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre from 18-23 June. The exhibition will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, 23 June.UN News will be on location in Vienna covering UNISPACE+50 and its associated events. Follow us at @UN_News_Centre for news and highlights. read more

Happy Feet le manchot de Nouvelle Zélande bientot de retour au Pôle

first_imgHappy Feet, le manchot de Nouvelle Zélande bientot de retour au Pôle sudUn manchot d’Antarctique retrouvé il y a quelques semaines sur une plage en Nouvelle Zélande à plus de 3.000 kilomètres de son milieu naturel, va bientôt quitter le zoo de Wellington où il est actuellement soigné pour retourner à la vie sauvage.Le manchot de Nouvelle-Zélande, favori des visiteurs du zoo de Wellington a recouvré sa santé et sa pleine forme et s’apprête à retourner à la vie sauvage. Cela fait maintenant cinq semaines que ce manchot empereur, baptisé Happy feet, en hommage au film, a été retrouvé errant sur une plage, à plus de 3.200 kilomètres de son foyer, l’Antarctique. C’était alors le premier de son espèce à être retrouvé en Nouvelle-Zélande depuis 44 ans.À lire aussiLes images d’un incroyable phénomène sous-marin aperçu sous l’Antarctique (Vidéo)Immédiatement recueilli par le zoo de Wellington, Happy feet est tombé malade après avoir mangé du sable qu’il a pu confondre avec de la neige, ont expliqué les spécialistes. Il a alors subi plusieurs opérations afin que lui soit retiré le sable de son estomac. Kate Baker, porte parole du zoo, a indiqué que le manchot a pris environ 4 kilogrammes et que durant la semaine dernière, il a passé avec succès des radiographies ainsi que des tests sanguins. Devant ses bonnes nouvelles, elle a ainsi annoncé que le manchot serait probablement bientôt relâché au large des côtes de l’extrême sud du pays. Mais la petite aventure néo-zélandaise (dont on peut voir une vidéo sur le site du journal anglais The Guardian) n’aura probablement aucun conséquence pour Happy Feet comme l’a expliqué Lisa Argilla, vétérinaire du zoo : “Il sera heureux et en bonne santé et aura les mêmes chances que ses semblables”. Le 6 août 2011 à 11:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Alerte Météo France orange 4 départements toujours en vigilance inondations

first_imgAlerte Météo France orange : 4 départements toujours en vigilance inondationsMardi matin, Météo France a maintenu en alerte orange quatre départements : l’Aube, la Marne, la Haute-Marne et l’Yonne. Des crues et des inondations pourraient à nouveau s’y produire.La vigilance reste de mise après les fortes pluies qui ont touché l’Hexagone ces derniers jours. Alors que deux départements étaient placés en alerte orange lundi, ce sont désormais quatre qui sont concernés par une vigilance. En effet, ce matin, Météo France a étendu son alerte à l’Aube et la Marne qui sont venu rejoindre l’Yonne et la Haute-Marne. Après les fortes pluies qui ont touché le centre-est de la France en fin de semaine dernière, l’onde de crue s’est déplacée vers le nord, et le tronçon Seine troyenne, entre Courtenot et Romilly-sur-Seine, a été placé en vigilance, rapporte l’AFP. De leur côté, les pompiers de l’Aube ont indiqué que l’eau commence à monter ce matin dans les communes de Saint-Thibault et Buchères, au sud de Troyes, et le pic de crue devrait atteindre Troyes dans les prochaines heures.Dans la nuit de lundi à mardi, les pompiers ont effectué huit interventions dans le département et procédé à l’évacuation de quatre habitants de la commune de Bréviandes où l’eau atteignait 40 centimètres dans les maisons en bord de rivière. Par ailleurs, trois familles de la communauté des gens du voyage résidant au sud de Troyes ont été déplacées vers une autre aire d’accueil, selon les pompiers cités par l’AFP.Un retour progressif à la normale À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de largeDans le département de la Marne, également exposé à un risque de crues, le niveau des eaux a légèrement augmenté après les pluies de la nuit. Quelques champs étaient ainsi inondés autour du lac de Der et deux routes secondaires près de Saint-Rémy-en-Bouzemont (Marne) restaient fermées à la circulation. Néanmoins, du côté de la Haute-Marne, la situation restait relativement calme. Plusieurs équipes de pompiers étaient encore en intervention lundi dans plusieurs habitations, mais un porte-parole a estimé que tout devrait être terminé aujourd’hui. De même, dans d’autres zones touchées ce week-end, la situation revenait peu à peu à la normale. La nouvelle alerte orange de Météo France est valable jusqu’à mercredi 8 mai, 6H.Le 7 mai 2013 à 10:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Hurricane Irma is a Manmade Disaster

first_img Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutResearchers Transform CO2 Into Liquid Fuel Stay on target While a good chunk of media have been focused on the catastrophic flooding in Texas, that’s far from the only disaster story this year. The Observer reports than more than 40 million people in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are already in desperate need of humanitarian aid with another 100 million more across the globe. And Hurricane Irma is currently laying siege to the Caribbean, with Florida and the US coastline next in its sites.Irma is already the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic, a fact which Trump greeted with child-like amazement on twitter early this morning. In a few days we’ll no-doubt see the president trek to the devastated areas, promise aid and move on. While that certainly gives the appearance of coordination and efficacy, scientists warn that governments have already failed to protect their people by not addressing climate change sooner.Hurricane looks like largest ever recorded in the Atlantic!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017“Even I, as a climate scientist, am startled to see another potentially devastating storm in this region so shortly after Harvey,” Anders Levermann from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research told the Guardian.Make no mistake, Irma and Harvey aren’t just big storms. Each, on their own, would have likely been year-defining events for the US. Houston has already faced three instances of so-called 100 or 500-year floods over the past couple years, and Irma is so powerful that contact with much of the Carribean has already been lost, and many instruments designed to measure hurricane wind speeds have completely broken. Islands like St. Barthelemy and Barbuda are facing their first category five storm since records began back in the 1850s.Whatever happens in the next few days, scientists have been clear and direct — this is a new normal and we should expect things to get much, much worse in the coming years.Obviously, much like the issue of climate change itself, these storms don’t have a single cause. On their own, humans can’t just conjure something like Irma. Global conditions like El Nino and La Nina have big impacts, as do a myriad of other factors that affect a storm’s total power, but people sure as hell aren’t helping.Hurricane #Irma now a category 5 and it’s a beast. It’s larger than the state of Ohio, if that helps put it in perspective. pic.twitter.com/JtoZNlONeE— JD Rudd – News5 (@jdrudd) September 5, 2017“Unfortunately,” Levermann said, “the physics are very clear: hurricanes get their destructive energy from ocean heat, and currently water surface temperatures in this region are very high.”As cyclones (the precursor to hurricanes) form, they draw power from warm water. Water can hold a tremendous amount of heat. That’s one of the things that makes it great for cooling us off when we sweat, or why a dive into a chill pool on a summer day feel like a dip in the Arctic. In fact, the majority of the excess heat we would have expected from climate change has, instead, been absorbed by our oceans.Normally, as these storms strengthen, they also churn up the ocean, bringing cool water from the depths up to the surface — effectively killing themselves. That’s exactly why the Gulf of Mexico tends to get such ludicrously strong vortices: the shallow water means that even when a storm dredges the ocean floor, it’s still pulling up relatively warm water. That Irma has formed well out in the open ocean and been able to gain so much power in spite of that is sparking debates among climate experts about just how long they should remain silent.Many prominent thinkers have come out to say that Irma is a “man-made” catastrophe and that we must act now and be absolutely unyielding in addressing climate change less we face more super-charged storms down the line.“We can rebuild your home, but we cannot rebuild your life. Take what you need, but only what you need,” Florida Governor Rick Scott advised constituents on Wednesday.At time of writing, Irma is more than 400 miles across. It has already claimed two lives and destroyed countless structures, including many of the toughest on islands like St. Martin. Those in the path have been issued many emergency evacuation warnings. And the greatest minds of our time say that this was, in large part, preventable. And there’s already more storms lining up behind it. And that’s just the disasters aimed at one slice of one part of the world. Hundreds of millions are now facing one of the largest global crises in history. Climate change is already here, and it is our fault.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Steve Austin praises Becky Lynch, Dash Wilder wants old tag team titles brought back

first_img RAW Preview: Steve Austin to moderate contract signing, KOTR Semi-Final Triple Threat WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Google+ “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was a guest recently on Fight Nation on SiriusXM satellite radio and was asked about his character being compared to Becky Lynch.Austin was asked if she is the female version of Stone Cold right now in WWE.“Well, I guess she is if everybody says she is. She does remind me a lot of myself. If you line up that women’s roster, if you line up the men’s roster back in the day when I was still in the ring and you said hey, I want you to pick my next breakout superstar. I don’t think you are going to pick out Becky Lynch and I damn sure know you wouldn’t have picked me out of a lineup.She has willed herself. She has worked her ass off. Vince McMahon wants everyone there to be a star. He’s gonna set you up and give you opportunities. She made the most of those opportunities when they tried to slam the door on her, she kicked the door down and just burst back through it. She is the hottest thing going right now.”“I love what she’s doing. I like her swagger. And she’s the hottest thing going right now.” — @steveaustinBSR with high praise for #TheMan @BeckyLynchWWE to @MieshaTate and @RyanMcKinnell@BustedOpenRadio pic.twitter.com/fp54UCsxrL— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) February 14, 2019Dash Wilder wants old tag team titles brought backDash Wilder of The Revival, the new RAW Tag Team Champions, hinted on Twitter that he would like WWE to bring back the old look of the tag team championships.The people have spoken @WWE. Don’t deny the Universe. Bring back the GOAT championships. pic.twitter.com/3KU6RsJCcb— Dash (@DashWilderWWE) February 14, 2019 WhatsApp Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmickcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Hodgson wants to see MLS superstar at Crystal Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has revealed he would like to bring former Manchester United star to Selhurst Park if an opportunity is presentedThe Eagles are not having the best of times in the Premier League this season, having barely secured 7 points in the opening eight fixtures.Moreover, with just five goals scored so far, the Glazers have the second-worst attacking record of all teams in the English top flight, with only Huddersfield Town scoring less.Therefore, the 71-year-old English tactician would like to bolster his offensive department by signing a top-quality forward. The British news outlet, Mirror, have stated that Hodgson is a big admirer of Wayne Rooney and would like to see him at Selhurst Park.“I think he left England too early. He still has much to offer. He is doing fantastically well. At DC they were well down in the league when he got there, but since he’s arrived he has been fantastic, not just scoring goals, but decisive goals, like the one we saw in midweek.“There is no doubt the talent he has and he is showing he could still play top-level English football.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“But it was his decision and after Manchester United and Everton, where he had a tremendous affinity, deep roots, maybe he would not have been that interested in playing for another English club outside those two.“It was a conscious decision to play abroad. I have a great deal of respect for Wayne, and I think he does for me.“They all probably decided at this stage their our lives this is what we need. But all good players who want to play for Palace are always welcome – should we be able to afford them!“I am delighted to see what success he is having. I guess he is doing what DC United were really hoping for when they signed him. They just didn’t want a figurehead but also a player who can win them matches and he has done that.”Rooney is United’s living legend who performed in a total of 559 games for the Red Devils before moving to the MLS side DC United back in last January.In 18 outings for the Black-and-Red, the 32-year-old forward already netted ten goals and provided six assists, showing he still has a lot to offer.last_img read more

Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone

first_imgIran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter AP, AP Posted: July 19, 2019 July 19, 2019 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump’s claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf in another escalation of tensions between the two countries less than a month after Trump nearly launched an airstrike.The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and denied there was any confrontation with a U.S. vessel the previous day.The country’s Revolutionary Guard said on its website it would release before-and-after images from the drone — it did not say when — to prove it was not destroyed.“We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,” tweeted Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.The strategically vital strait is at the mouth of the Persian Gulf and serves as the passageway for one-fifth of all global crude exports, and oil prices ticked upward Friday on the news.Trump on Thursday said the USS Boxer took action after an Iranian drone closed to within 1,000 yards of the warship and ignored commands to stay away. The president accused Iran of “provocative and hostile” action and said the U.S. acted in self-defense.Neither Trump nor the Pentagon spelled out how the Boxer destroyed the drone. CNN reported that the ship used electronic jamming to bring it down rather than hitting it with a missile.On June 20, Iran shot down an American drone in the same waterway, and Trump came close to retaliating but called off an airstrike at the last moment.The Revolutionary Guard said the Iranian drone on Thursday had been carrying out regular surveillance when the USS Boxer arrived, and transmitted photos of the ship. The Guard said its forces continue to carefully monitor all movements of foreigners — especially “the terrorist forces” of the U.S. and the British in the strait and the Gulf.After Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal with world powers last year and imposed economic sanctions against Tehran, the Iranians have pushed back on the military front in recent weeks, with Washington accusing Tehran of threatening American forces and interests in Iraq and in the Gulf.Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, suggested in New York as he arrived for a meeting at the United Nations that Iran could immediately ratify an agreement to allow broader inspections of its nuclear facilities by U.N. inspectors if the U.S. dropped its sanctions.China urged Washington to consider the offer, calling it “a positive signal that Iran is willing to seek a compromise solution.”The Pentagon said Thursday’s incident happened in international waters while the Boxer was entering the Gulf. The Boxer is among several U.S. Navy ships in the area, including the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier that has been operating in the North Arabian Sea for weeks in response to rising tensions.The Iranians and Americans have had close encounters in the Strait of Hormuz in the past, and it is not unprecedented for Iran to fly a drone near a U.S. warship.Zarif blamed Washington for the escalation and accused the Trump administration of “trying to starve our people” and “deplete our treasury” through sanctions.___ last_img read more

5000 reward for information in Oregon bank robbery

first_imgThe Oregon Financial Institutions Security Task Force (FIST) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the man responsible for an armed bank robbery on Monday, January 31, 2011. The suspect displayed a handgun inside the Chase Bank located at 630 Center Street NE in Salem. When a customer attempted to follow the suspect outside the bank, the robber fired one shot at him. No one was hurt.Witnesses describe the man as:Race: White Age: 30-40 years oldHeight: 5’8″-5’10”Weight/Build: StockyClothing: Black jacket, blue jeans, black gloves, a GAP baseball cap, and a black mask covering his nose and mouthThe man may have used an older model, dark grey Ford SUV (possibly either an Explorer or Escape) as his getaway vehicle. The plates, possibly from out-of-state, may read something similar to “STX386”.Investigators are looking at the possibility that this man is responsible for multiple bank robberies throughout the state. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 or the Salem Police Department at (503) 588-6123.Oregon FIST is a cooperative effort made up of representatives from banks, savings and loans, and credit unions, as well as representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The purpose of FIST is to help reduce crimes.last_img read more

School bond could influence growth

first_imgRidgefield schools bond voteo When: Feb. 14, 2012o Cost: $47 million over 20 years; for households, $1.73 per $1,000 assessed valuation of home.o Pays for: Infrastructure, safety improvements for Ridgefield’s four schools.Eight years ago, when Corwin Beverage searched for a location to build a modern facility with increased storage space for its soft drink distribution business, Ridgefield’s combination of land availability and its location off Interstate 5 sold company officials.Since relocating its facilities from Vancouver and Kelso to Ridgefield in 2003, the company has relied on the area to supply it with entry-level workers, many of whom are fresh out of high school. While not a chief determining factor in Corwin Beverage’s relocation, school district quality remains important to the “blue collar” business — not only does it hire local workers, but it often promotes within, said Heidi Schultz, vice president of human resources.“The schools aren’t going to be a deal-breaker for a distribution warehouse,” she said, “but it’s an attractive benefit.”That’s probably good news for Ridgefield, population 4,763.The city is on the verge of tremendous business and population growth over the next 20 years, thanks to land availability along I-5, officials say. However, the promise of ample space and opportunity along the corridor runs contrary to the realities found in the city’s school district, where facilities are overcrowded, outdated and in desperate need of a facelift, according to school officials.In February, Ridgefield’s school district will attempt to pass a $47 million bond to upgrade its four schools over the next 20 years. If the bond passes, residents would pay $1.73 per $1,000 of assessed valuation on their home.A bond failure would not ultimately slow business growth in Ridgefield any more than the recession already has, but it could cause some companies second thoughts about moving there, Clark County business leaders say. It could also put Ridgefield, which has passed only two school bonds in the past 20 years, at a competitive disadvantage.last_img read more

Flood insurance premiums set to rise in Washington

first_imgOLYMPIA — When Joley Spears bought her three-bedroom Aberdeen home just a few blocks from the Chehalis River last year, she was relieved to find something in her price range that was recently remodeled and had a fenced backyard for the kids.She knew she was in a flood range and would need a federal insurance policy, but one thing she wasn’t expecting was a potentially significant increase in her flood insurance rates.“No one told me,” she said. If they had, she says, “we would have bought up on a hill, where I didn’t have to have flood insurance.”In 2012, Congress passed a law requiring policyholders receiving subsidies to start paying rates based on the true risk of flooding at their properties in an effort to cover a $24 billion deficit in the National Flood Insurance Program. After public outcry over the premium hikes, Congress passed legislation earlier this month pulling back some of the insurance overhaul.However, while approximately 1.1 million policyholders won’t face immediate dramatic increases under the measure signed Friday by President Barack Obama, they will still be hit with annual premium increases. Homeowners face hikes as high as 18 percent year after year, until the government is collecting what it needs to pay out claims. Owners of businesses and second homes face increases of 25 percent each year.last_img read more

Best Chromebooks for students in 2019

first_imgThis is one of the best times to shop for a back-to-school laptop. There are plenty of deals to be had, with a number of great laptops for students selling at historically low prices. And the Chromebooks among them, as usual, deliver very strong value for the price. Killer 4K display Read the Google Pixelbook review Review • The best Chromebook (a lot of) money can buy News • New Google Pixelbook devices reportedly in the works $999 Aug 30 • Hate subscription software? Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are on sale for $60 each $999 Laptops Tablets James Martin/CNET reading • Best Chromebooks for students in 2019 See the HP Chromebook x2 review Acer Chromebook 15 Asus Chromebook C434 The Amazon bestseller See at Amazon See at Walmart See It See the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 review • The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 further expands the boundaries of what you can expect from a Chromebook in 2019. The standout feature is a terrific convertible, 15.6-inch, 4K display — but it also has a complement of solid components and a sturdy, tasteful aluminum chassis. And like most Chromebooks, it costs hundreds less than a similarly configured Windows counterpart. See at Amazon 22 Photos Now playing: Watch this: In January, Asus announced the Flip C434, which starts at around $550. It replaced the company’s Chromebook C302 — a breakout hit that was long the top-ranked bestseller in Amazon’s two-in-one category. The C434, which has a new brushed-aluminum design, features a larger 14-inch Full HD display and twice as much RAM and storage as its predecessor, in addition to more powerful Intel processor options. Back-to-School Tech Gift Guide See All See it HP’s x2 is a terrific laptop with a great detachable display, a keyboard that’s comfortable to type on and surprisingly peppy performance. And it doubles as a fabulous standalone tablet — thin and lightweight, responsive to touch and stylus, and perceptive to orientation. Plus — and this is a big one — it comes with stylus and keyboard included at a time when many premium hybrids insist you buy them separately. This Amazon configuration costs less than $500. That’s a very good deal. 2:44 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. Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice HP Chromebook x2 See the Asus Chromebook C434 review Best Buy Aug 29 • Our favorite back-to-school picks for 2019 $999 Google makes its own Chromebook, of course. The Pixelbook is a sleek convertible that works as both laptop and a tablet. Among its standout features is the sharp, bright touchscreen and blazing fast, lag-free performance courtesy a selection of higher-end Intel processors that are about as powerful as you’ll find in a Chromebook. But the Pixelbook is also quite expensive, starting at $999, and that doesn’t include the Pixelbook Pen stylus, which will tack on an additional $99. Introduced in 2017, the Pixelbook is a little long in the tooth now, and we expect Google to deliver a revamped version at some point in the near-term. For now, however, Google is running a promotion for students that slashes 10% off of all Pixelbook models. See the Acer Chromebook 15 review Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect new prices and availability.  2 Mentioned Above Google Pixelbook Walmart Google Pixelbook is pretty and powerful for a Chromebook Big display, big battery life, bargain price See at Amazon If you’re looking for a big display, the Acer Chromebook 15 delivers with a 15.6-inch IPS touchscreen. Amazon has a solid configuration for under $300. In addition to the super-size screen, it also has great battery life, loud speakers, a backlit keyboard and enough power to get you through the basics. That noted, Asus, HP and Lenovo now also sell 15-inch Chromebook laptops in the same approximate price range that are worth a look.  Adorama See It Meet the Chromebooks of 2019 (so far) Whether you’re looking for an ultraportable, convertible or traditional laptop for a kid in elementary school or a college student, there are plenty of Chromebook options in the $200 to $400 price range and some really good ones that start between $500 and $600. Bottom line: Any one of the Chromebooks highlighted below should do the trick for most students. Note CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Sarah Tew/CNET Google Pixelbook CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sarah Tew/CNET See It Google’s Chrome operating system excels at the basics. It’s great for getting stuff done like email, working in documents and spreadsheets and browsing the internet. But it’s also well-suited to entertainment tasks like watching movies, listening to music and, er, browsing the internet. And it’s doubly true if you’re already immersed in Google’s ecosystem, which extends from apps such as Gmail and Google Docs to the Pixel phone or one of the company’s smart home devices. Comments $979 Excellent Chromebook 2-in-1 18 Photos Acer Chromebook 15 is a big laptop that’s also a big… Google’s pricey, homegrown Chromebook Our favorite back-to-school picks for 2019 11 great gadgets that can smarten up a dumb dorm room Best back-to-school headphones Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 James Martin/CNET Aug 29 • Best college laptops for 2019 From my perspective, Chrome has two major advantages over the competition: It’s free — insofar as anything online is free — and it’s simple. In contrast, you’ll need to shell out closer to $1,000 to get a current-generation Apple laptop with its gold-standard MacOS operating system. And though you can get a very entry-level Dell or HP laptop for about $150, you’re stuck with Windows and all of its licenses, patches and updates. Blech! There are a handful of things that a Chromebook can’t do, however. You can’t install Photoshop, Steam or any other Windows- or Mac-dependent application. If you’re in a niche field of study that requires esoteric or highly technical applications — or non-web based software for exams — you may need to think twice. Otherwise, you should be pretty well set up working with Google’s increasingly vast library of Android apps in addition to all of the online apps and services that run through your browser.  See also Google Pixelbook See at Amazon Tags Aug 29 • Save up to $500 on Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets Acer Asus Chrome Chrome OS Google HP Intel Lenovolast_img read more

Sensex Trades up 250 Points Banks Stocks Shine

first_imgRebounding after two-days of losses, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday gained around 250 points or 0.97% in the afternoon trade session, as banks, capital goods and healthcare stocks rose.The benchmark index was initially up around 300 points or 1.13% in the early morning session.Healthy buying was observed in oil and gas, metal and automobile sectors. All industry indices of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) were trading in the positive territory, except for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) which sustained minor losses.The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P BSE, which opened at 26,394.37 points, was trading at 26,500.50 points (at 12.00 p.m.) in the afternoon trade session, up 253.71 points or 0.97 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,246.79 points.The Sensex touched a high of 26,571.66 points and a low of 26,394.21 points in the trade so far.The S&P BSE bank index was up 249.90 points, followed by capital goods index which was higher by 218.83 points, healthcare index lost 164.58 points, oil and gas index increased by 110.49 points and automobile index zoomed 69.91 points. However, FMCG index was down 3.23 points.The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains. It was up 74.80 points or 0.95 percent at 7,917.50 points.According to Angel Broking, Indian markets opened positively tracking SGX Nifty and Asian markets. Late on Wednesday saw US stocks rising after the Federal Reserve’s hinted that interest rates will stay near zero level for “considerable time”.last_img read more

Video Building Houstons Super School Chapter 2

first_img Share Changes are underway at Furr High School.After winning $10 million with XQ: The Super School Project, they’re rethinking the high school experience. But how are students responding to the experimental learning strategies?The XQ project was founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs.If you missed the first chapter, here’s a refresher. And hey, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. It’ll help you keep up with new episodes.last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more Videos | Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a read more News | PET-CT | March 06, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Biograph Vision PET/CT Siemens Healthineers’ new Biograph Vision positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system has been… read more Discovery PET/CT 600 News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Related Content Raza Alvi explains use of PET to image cardiac sarcoidosisVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:09Loaded: 1.80%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:09 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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News | PET-CT | February 06, 2019 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Examining the Value of Digital PET/CT Technological advancements in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) offer both clinicians and pat read more center_img News | May 29, 2009 GE to Show Portfolio of Radiation Oncology Solutions at ASCO X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019 RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Hayward,… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more May 29, 2009 – GE Healthcare will showcase a broad range of technological evolutions in imaging, such as PET VCAR, FASTlab, CT, PET/CT and MR systems and more at the 45th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO), May 29- June 2 in Orlando, Fla. GE will demonstrate its breadth in oncology technology, from treatment monitoring to productivity enhancing IT solutions. Visitors to the GE booth will see new advances in molecular imaging technologies such as the Positron Emission Tomography/Volume Computer Assisted Reading (PET-VCAR) and FASTlab automated PET radiopharmacy through innovative volume navigation ultrasound and cell imaging. Some of the products on display include GE Healthcare’s PET VCAR, which provides clinicians the opportunity to manage their PET studies with efficiency, compare multiple exams with precision, and report with confidence. The volume PET/CT application is optimized for visualization and analytical monitoring of cancer disease progression, or tumor response to therapy. Enabling early quantification and evaluation of treatment effectiveness, it is a valuable tool for treatment planning. It features workflow enhancements for both single and multi-exam review, and includes exam-to-exam auto-registration; tumor segmentation and quantification; and multiplanar image review. GE Healthcare provides complete solutions for molecular imaging, from imaging agents to imaging systems. With a full range of radiopharmaceutical equipment, clinicians have the ability to set up customized PET production units. FASTlab is the solution to the ever-evolving challenges of tracer production. It is designed to accommodate different chemistries, facilitating the production of multiple PET tracers such as fludeoxyglucose ([F-18]FDG) and sodium fluoride ([F-18]NaF). FASTlab features a cassette that incorporates premeasured and preloaded reagents. It has the capacity to deliver higher yields at a very low variation, improved reproducibility and fast synthesis.GE Healthcare’s multimodality imaging systems (CT, PET/CT and MR) are designed specifically for radiation oncology. They provide the precision and accuracy required to take full advantage of today’s advanced treatment techniques to help ensure clinical confidence. GE Healthcares Discovery PET/CT 600 scanner combines advanced molecular imaging tools with diagnostic CT in one scanner, helping doctors with earlier diagnosis, accurate tumor localization and assessment of how well their patient is responding to treatment. On the Discovery PET/CT 600 scanner, GE’s breakthrough MotionFree PET/CT imaging technologies are integrated with VUE Point HD high definition intelligent reconstruction technique. Combined, these technologies can help doctors improve small lesion detection, image quality, and quantitative accuracy while addressing the biggest clinical challenge in PET/CT; motion.With the introduction of the new MR Oncology Package, GE brings the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging for today’s advanced radiation therapy. The package consists of a detachable flat-surface patient table, flexible surface coils for high-resolution imaging and treatment positioning aids. For sites with existing MR or those needing to expand services from diagnostics to radiation therapy, the MR Oncology package provides the perfect solution. This exclusive system is easy to use and adds capability that helps drive productivity across multiple clinical areas. GE will also showcase the IN Cell Analyzer 2000, a flexible cell imaging system for high content analysis with excellent image quality, speed and ease-of-use for all screening and research needs. The flexibility of the system enables scientists to perform a wide variety of previously challenging experiments with a single instrument: from investigative microscopy through to automated screening, and imaging of organelles, cells, tissues and whole organisms.The IN Cell Analyzer 2000 has a unique combination of hardware and software features for extremely fast image acquisition making it ideal for screening. The robust construction of the instrument (designed using Six Sigma principles) ensures its reliability for high throughput use when carrying out demanding applications in a multiuser environment. The system has a number of new enabling features, including rapid preview scanning of a selected area of a sample at any available magnification prior to starting an acquisition run. It also has a large chip CCD camera coupled with a widefield illumination source that is twice as bright as a conventional xenon lamp. It also offers whole-well imaging to capture an entire well in a single image and a wide range of objectives (2x – 100x) to suit a variety of sensitivity requirements. GE will feature its recently launched ultrasound system, the LOGIQ E9, for radiology and vascular applications that fuses ultrasound images with images from other imaging modalities like CT and MR. The LOGIQ E9 offers (the feature is an option not included) volume navigation, an innovative tool that incorporates two key components to maximize the system’s new agile ultrasound architecture: ‘Fusion’ to combine the advantages of real-time ultrasound imaging with the high spatial and contrast resolution of CT, MR or PET; and a ‘GPS-like technology’ to track and mark a patient’s anatomy during the ultrasound exam, bringing confidence and productivity to both diagnostic and interventional studies.Visitors to the GE Healthcare booth will find exciting information about GE’s latest molecular imaging agent, Adreview (Iobenguane I 123). It is indicated for use in the detection of primary or metastatic pheochromocytomas and neuroblastomas, as an adjunct to other diagnostic tests. AdreView is the only FDA-approved Iodine-123 meta-iodobenzylguanidine (I 123 mIBG) agent for the imaging of these rare neuroendocrine tumors. AdreView allows you the use of planar or single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging which may help enhance image interpretation and tumor definition.Also featured in the GE booth at ASCO is Cytori’s StemSource technology. The two companies recently announced an agreement by which GE Healthcare will commercialize Cytori’s StemSource technology in the North American stem cell banking and research markets. The StemSource technology includes automated equipment to process stem and regenerative cells found in adipose tissue, cryopreserve them or use them directly for research purposes. In January 2009, Cytori and GE Healthcare formed a separate agreement to commercialize Cytori’s products in 10 European countries. This includes selling the Celution 800/CRS System in the European cosmetic and reconstructive surgery market as well as selling StemSource products in the European cell banking and research markets. The April partnership agreement is similar in nature to the European agreement, but is limited to the sale of StemSource banking and research products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for 18 months starting in the second quarter of 2009. Today’s agreement does not include U.S. commercialization of Cytori’s Celution System, which is currently under review by the FDA.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | PET-CT | January 23, 2019 FDA Clears United Imaging Healthcare uExplorer Total-Body Scanner January 23, 2019 — United Imaging Healthcare (United Imaging) announced U.S. read morelast_img read more

War crimes charges against Mladic

first_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Patients with chronic pain give advice Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements COUNT 11: TAKING OF HOSTAGESThis separate count refers to the events in 1995, when Mladic’s troops took hostage U.N. peacekeepers in Bosnia to force NATO to prevent attacks on Bosnian Serb positions around Sarajevo. Between approximately 26 May 1995 and 19 June 1995, Bosnian Serb forces detained over 200 U.N. peacekeepers and military observers in various locations, sending out images of peacekeepers tied to antennas or radars in a warning to NATO. Some of the detainees were assaulted or otherwise maltreated during their captivity. They were released in several stages after an intervention from then-Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) COUNT 1: GENOCIDERatko Mladic, along with other former Serbian and Bosnian Serb leaders is accused of “destroying” entire groups of Muslim and Croat communities in various parts of Bosnia. These include the 3-year relentless shelling of the capital, Sarajevo, and several other small towns such as Foca, where Serbs were particularly brutal, executing local Muslims and throwing them into a river. Some of the remains were only found last year.COUNT 2: GENOCIDEThis count of genocide refers to the mass killing of over 7,000 men and boys in Srebrenica, in July 1995, which is Europe’s worst bloodshed since World War II. Mladic’s troops executed almost the entire Srebrenica male population in a few days, burying them later in mass graves around the town. Many were later found with their hands tied behind their back and identification of the remains is still ongoing.COUNT 3: PERSECUTIONSThe count relates to the persecution on political and religious grounds against Bosnia’s Muslims and Croats in the Serb-controlled towns like Banja Luka, in western Bosnia, or Bijeljina in the east. Non-Serbs in these and other towns were evicted from their homes by Serb troops, held in prison camps, tortured, raped and killed. Images or skinny, naked prisoners from the camps in western Bosnia in 1992-93 reminded the world of the Nazi-era camps. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familycenter_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths COUNTS 4, 5 and 6: EXTERMINATION, MURDERThese counts of the indictment refer to the widespread killings of non-Serbs that took place in the territories under the Bosnian Serb control, but also on the brutal attacks on the capital, Sarajevo, which prosecutors say were designed to “spread terror.” Mladic’s troops from 1992-95 were constantly sniping and shelling Sarajevo, killing thousands of civilians, the longest siege of a capital city since WWII.COUNTS 7 AND 8: DEPORTATION, INHUMANE ACTSMladic’s troops also used forced deportation and various inhumane acts, such as sexual violence, killing, and destruction of houses and cultural monuments and sacred sites, to rid the Serb-controller territories of non-Serbs. This was started in 1992 in what became known as ethnic cleansing. Entire communities were forcefully displaced and the U.N. Security Council set up so-called safe havens in 1993 to protect those communities from Serb troops. Those included Srebrenica, Zepa , Gorazde and Sarajevo.COUNTS 9 AND 10: TERROR, UNLAWFUL ATTACKSThe main focus of this count is on the siege of Sarajevo and the campaign of sniping and shelling to spread terror among the civilian population. Mladic’s forces sniped and shelled civilians as they conducted every day civilian activities. People were injured and killed inside their homes. The lack of gas, electricity or running water forced people to leave their homes, where they were targeted. People were also targeted while queuing for water or in the markets. Two mortar attacks on the Markale markets killed more than one hundred people and wounded more than 200. Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated Press (AP) – The indictment against Ratko Mladic _ who went on trial Wednesday at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands _ holds the former Bosnian Serb army commander “individually criminally responsible for planning, instigating, ordering and/or aiding and abetting the crimes charged in this indictment.” Mladic is charged with 11 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war. The counts below detail the atrocities during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war that Mladic is accused of commanding. Top Stories last_img read more

Aqua Expeditions launches Aqua Mekong

first_imgLeading luxury small ship cruising company, Aqua Expeditions, announced and celebrated the launch of Aqua Mekong, at Sydney restaurant Flying Fish last night.Already a successful luxury river cruise operator on the Amazon River since 2007, Aqua Expeditions will commence its first luxury cruise along the Mekong River on 30th September, on board Mekong Aqua, the luxury cruise operator’s first vessel in Asia.Already reporting strong bookings from both Australia and New Zealand, the journey along the Mekong River will take place between Cambodia and Vietnam on a seven night Expedition Cruise, four night Explorer Cruise and three night Discovery Cruise.“These will be important markets for Aqua Mekong and, as we anticipated, a number of bookings have come from guests who have travelled with us before on our Amazon cruises and are looking forward to this new boutique cruise experience on the Mekong,” Aqua Expeditions chief executive officer and founder, Francesco Galli Zugaro said. Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovich Bringing Aqua Expeditions’ signature luxury style to the Mekong, Aqua Mekong is small enough to be intimate but equally as spacious and sophisticated as her sister ships, Aqua Amazon and Aqua Aria, with attention to detail right throughout, from the design and décor to the cuisine and service.Designed by Saigon based architectural firm Noor Design, Aqua Mekong offers 20 outward facing design suites, all featuring floor to ceiling windows and decorated in authentic Asian style with locally sourced materials.Aqua Mekong also features an Observation Deck, a river facing plunge pool on the Outdoor Lounge, a generous sized spa and fitness centre, library and screening room, and of course, exceptional cuisine thanks to renowned Australian Michelin-starred Chef, David Thompson, appointed as executive chef of Aqua Mekong.Check out the Aqua Mekong video herelast_img read more

Crisis is Over but Credit Blemishes Linger

first_img Nearly one in six Americans experienced an adverse credit event such as a foreclosure, bankruptcy, civil judgment, or federal tax lien during an 11-year period from 2004 to 2015, which has slowed the nation’s economic recovery, according to analysis from Urban Institute.Authors Wei Li, Laurie Goodman, and Denise Bonsu of the UI’s Housing Finance Policy Center point out that 34.4 million consumers experienced an adverse credit event other than a foreclosure during that 11-year period. While the 7.1 million foreclosures have been often cited as a hindrance to economic recovery, the adverse credit reports have not been talked about much, the authors stated.“These extensive credit problems are partly responsible for consumers’ slow recovery from the financial crisis,” the authors stated. “The lingering effects of foreclosures and adverse public records prevent consumers from obtaining mortgages and pursuing homeownership, hinder housing market recovery, limit consumers’ ability to obtain other credit (e.g., auto loans), and reduce consumers’ ability and willingness to spend, all of which weakens the economic recovery.”The total of 41.5 million consumers who experienced an adverse credit event in those 11 years made up approximately 16 percent of the 264 million Americans with a credit record, according to UI. And though the recession ended in 2009, the number of consumers with an adverse event on their credit record actually peaked six years later, in 2015, since these events remain on credit records for many years in some cases.“Accordingly, many consumers will retain adverse events on their records for years, making it hard for many of them to borrow again,” the authors stated. “We estimate that in 2018, 22.8 million consumers—almost 9 percent of the adult consumer population—will still have a foreclosure or adverse public record.”The authors found that the majority of these consumers with an adverse credit event still had a low credit score as of 2015. More than half of the 7.1 million consumers with a foreclosure during that 11-year period (3.9 million, or 54 percent) and 64 percent (22 million) of the other 34.4 million with an adverse credit event other than a foreclosure had a VantageScore credit score lower than 620 as of 2015.The authors found that the concentration of those with negative credit records varied greatly by region, with Nevada topping the list for highest share of consumers with a foreclosure (5.2 percent) and Indiana topping the list for highest share of consumers with another type of adverse credit event (28.7 percent).“The widespread damage to consumer credit records beyond mortgage foreclosures during the 2008 financial crisis has had a more significant and lasting impact than many have recognized,” Li, Goodman, and Bonsu stated. “Policymakers need to take this damage into account as they design ways to energize the recovery.” November 9, 2016 523 Views Credit Scores Urban Institute 2016-11-09 Seth Welborn Crisis is Over, but Credit Blemishes Lingercenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sharelast_img read more

Arizona Cardinals Rodney Gunter 95 works out du

first_imgArizona Cardinals’ Rodney Gunter (95) works out during an NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) The Arizona Cardinals are coming off back-to-back double digit win seasons, which is something that is very hard to do without having talent in the NFL.Meaning, there are some household names on both sides of the ball.Let’s take the defense for example.Look to your left and there’s Calais Campbell, a Pro-Bowl defensive lineman and one of the more respected faces in the Cardinals locker room, one of just three remaining members from their Super Bowl roster. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Expectations have quickly risen for the small school rookie and he has been thankful for the advice he’s been given from those same players he was starstruck by a few weeks ago.“They told me to do my job and play my game,” Gunter said on what the veterans have told him. “I have the potential to be great and can’t have anymore rookie mistakes, just have to go out there and play.”The Cardinals will need production out of their rookie right away and do not have the luxury of easing Gunter into the rotation like they were planning to do. Luckily for the team, their fourth-round pick believes that he can get the job done and fill-in for the injured Peters.“I’m confident in myself that I will be able to get to the quarterback,” Gunter said. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Turn your head to the right and it’s nine-year veteran Frostee Rucker.Look behind you and there’s big-name players such as LaMarr Woodley, Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu.That can be an intimidating scene for a fourth-round pick out of Delaware State.Cardinals starting defensive tackle Rodney Gunter talked about what it’s like to come from a small school and walk into a room with NFL superstars on the Burns and Gambo show on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM on Wednesday.“The biggest transition is seeing stars like Patrick Peterson or Tyrann Mathieu, playing with great guys around me to motivate me,” Gunter said. “Back in college I am around a lot of unknown guys, smaller school players, you know, guys not as talented as guys coming out of the big name schools like Florida or Florida State.”Gunter may not have been around talented guys in college, but that doesn’t mean he fits into that category.The defensive tackle led the team with seven sacks and 13 tackles for loss in his season senior, while accumulating 18 sacks in his 45 game college career at Delaware State.He was a four-year starter and three-time All-MEAC selection.Now, he is expected to be the starting defensive tackle after Corey Peters tore his Achilles last week and will miss the entire season. – / 30 LISTEN: Rodney Gunter, Cardinals defensive lineman Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more