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Michael Vaughan slams ‘naive’ James Anderson over Virat Kohli comments

first_imgFormer England captain Michael Vaughan has criticised James Anderson for his uncharitable comments on Virat Kohli that has irked the past and present cricketers, especially the Indian dressing room.Anderson had said that the India captain’s technical flaws were not visible because of the helpful Indian tracks which lack pace and movement.Following this, Anderson was greeted with a barrage of angry words when the England No. 11 walked in to bat on the fifth day of the Mumbai Test, with the umpires forced to intervene to prevent the incident from escalating further.Kohli has been in supreme form this year aggregating 2,580 runs in international cricket. He has already amassed 640 runs in the ongoing five-Test series against England with one more match to be played in Chennai from December 16.”Jimmy came out last night and showed no experience with the Indian press. You know what you’re getting with the Indian press they’ll make one small comment into a huge headline,” Vaughan told BBC.”For him to say Virat’s technique’s not changed and it’s just the conditions here that suit his style of play it’s so naive.”SMITH, INZAMAM NOT TOO IMPRESSEDFormer South Africa captain Graeme Smith and Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq were also not too impressed with Anderson’s handling of Indian media.Is #jimmyanderson saying he can only bowl in English conditions? #kohli #IndvsEng Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) 12 December 2016″It is surprising to me that Anderson should question Kohli’s runs and ability because I haven’t seen him take too many wickets in India,” Inzamam told Geo Super sports channel.advertisement”Does Anderson mean to say that if you get runs in England you get some sort of certificate that makes you a quality batsman. Don’t the English and Australian players struggle when they play in the sub-continent? Does that mean they are bad players or weak teams. To me it does not matter where you get runs because in Test matches runs are runs,” the former Pakistan skipper added.’ASHWIN NOT PLEASED’However, Kohli said he had not clue about what Anderson had said until Ashwin told him.”Ashwin wasn’t pleased with whatever Anderson had said in the press conference. Ashwin told me on the ground, obviously I had no clue about it. I didn’t know what to make of it, I was laughing about it but Ashwin wasn’t too impressed. He let him know, not using any bad words, honestly,” Kohli said at the post match press conference after India registered an innings and 36-run win over England in Mumbai.”He told me he was pretty disappointed with what he had said and it’s important to accept defeat. You know how Ashwin is. He’s to the point, he can really strike you well and he doesn’t need to say bad words, that’s exactly what happened and later on I told James (Anderson) that it’s fine and these things let’s move on with it,”  Kohli said.Anderson dismissed Kohli four times during India’s Test series in England in 2014 but has struggled big time in the ongoing series. Anderson, who is England’s leading Test wicket-taker at 467 scalps, has managed to get only four in three matches so far at a poor average of 53.50 as compared to his career average of 28.50.last_img read more

India learnt their lessons after foolish cricket on Day 1: Ravi Shastri

first_imgIndia created history at the Adelaide Oval on Monday when they defeated Australia in the opening Test by 31 runs.India crushed a lower-order insurrection to secure a nerve-jangling victory, raising the South Asian nation’s hopes of a breakthrough series win Down Under.Team India coach Ravi Shastri was a happy man after India’s first win in a Test series-opener in Australia.”Very, very happy because it was a tough Test match this. The boys showed patience, discipline today. They stuck to their task in pretty good batting conditions and in the end we won the Test match by 31 runs,” Shastri told Sony after the end of the match.When asked about what the win means for the team, Shastri said, “We lost the first Test in England by 31, lost the first Test in South Africa by 60-70, so this is a very good feeling for the boys to come out on top.”The tourists dispatched Australia’s last four batsmen in the middle session of the final day at Adelaide Oval to send India’s travelling fans into raptures in the sparse fifth day crowd.Faced with a docile wicket and tenacious tail-end slogging, Virat Kohli’s team bowled with patience and determination to claim India’s first win in the country since Anil Kumble’s men beat a Ricky Ponting-led Australia by 72 runs in Perth in 2008.Ravichandran Ashwin took the final wicket of Josh Hazlewood for 13 to dismiss Australia for 291, with Nathan Lyon unbeaten on 38 after a valiant chase of 323 for victory.The Indian men’s cricket team coach though didn’t want to gloss over the cracks in euphoria of victory. He lauded the Indian batsmen for learning from their mistakes, especially Pujara for his superhuman effort with the bat.advertisement”When you get off to a good start, there’s belief. Even though we batted poorly in the first innings from the top order. There was some rash shots played in the first innings, that was foolish cricket, but they learnt from it. Pujara was absolutely magnificent, we’ve asked him to be a little more upright to counter bounce in these conditions,” Shastri said.Shastri was so impressed with India’s performance that he plans to the cricketers a few days off.”They have to rest up, to hell with the nets. You just come there, mark your attendance and get away to the hotel. We know the Perth track is quick, it’s a drop in surface, there’ll be something there for the fast bowlers. They need rest,” Shastri said.Shastri had special praise reserved for his bowlers too, saying that their ‘discipline’ has bode well for the team.Mohammed Shami finished with five wickets from the game, while Jasprit Bumrah and Ashwin both took six wickets. Ishant Sharma, who took three wickets in the match, started the ball rolling for India by taking Travis Head’s wicket for 14 in the morning of day five.”I thought the bowlers were brilliant in the first innings, defending 250, the discipline was magnificent. They’ve worked on it, it’s not come in overnight. As a bowling unit, when you show that discipline, it doesn’t matter which side you play against. You will be successful.”(With inputs from Reuters)Also Read | Virat Kohli sets sights on series triumph after historic Adelaide victoryAlso Read | India thoroughly deserved to win, we did not take our chances: Tim Painelast_img read more

Jets raise eyebrows by appointing Gase after 23-26 record with rivals Miami

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Miami Dolphins Topics NFL Since you’re here… Share via Email Gase was 23-26 in three years with Miami, including a playoff game in the 2016 season, before being fired last week. He’ll remain in the AFC East, and face the Dolphins twice every regular season as a rival head coach. Gase replaces Todd Bowles, who was fired after he went 24-40 in four seasons and no playoff appearances. Gase is the Jets’ first hire with previous full-time NFL head coaching experience since Bill Parcells’ three-year tenure from 1997-99. The 40-year-old is also the first offensive-focused coach since Rich Kotite in 1996.Gase will be tasked with furthering the development of quarterback Sam Darnold and helping New York snap an eight-year postseason drought. While he had control over personnel in Miami, Gase will work closely in New York with general manager Mike Maccagnan, who was retained by team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson, to put together a competitive roster around Darnold. The Jets are expected to have around $100m in salary cap space this offseason, and will be very active in free agency.Those factors combined, Johnson insisted leading into the team’s search, made the Jets an attractive spot for a head coach to land. “If you can make it here, you’re a freakin’ legend,” Johnson said. “That counts for something.” Gase was fired after this season as part of an organizational shake-up after the Dolphins finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the 15th time in 17 years. There were also questions about whether Gase had lost the support of some players. Miami ranked 31st in the NFL in offense, a franchise worst, and 29th in defense, allowing a franchise-record 6,257 yards this season.Gase’s Dolphins were particularly good in one-score games, going 7-1 in those situations this season and 20-6 in three years. Their record in games decided by more than one score was 3-20, including 0-8 this season. Miami also lost their last seven games on the road. The hiring was met with some trepidation from frustrated Jets fans, many of whom were pulling for McCarthy, Monken or Rhule to be hired to turn the franchise around and end a Super Bowl drought that’s 50 years and counting. news The New York Jets stayed in the AFC East to find their new head coach. The former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase agreed on Wednesday night to take the Jets job, according to multiple reports.The hiring ends a 10-day, wide-open search for New York, which met with seven other coaches about their vacancy, including Mike McCarthy, Kris Richard, Jim Caldwell, Eric Bieniemy, Todd Monken, Matt Rhule and Kliff Kingsbury, who took the Arizona Cardinals job. Read more Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger US sports Support The Guardian Trevor Lawrence is already great at 19. Money is keeping him out of the NFL New York Jets Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Disabilities Expo and Lecture Today

first_imgThe Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) will be staging its 8th Annual Public Lecture and Exposition on Thursday (November 1) at Emancipation Park, starting at 2:00 p.m. The event is being held in collaboration with the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) under the topic: ‘Raising a Jamaican Child with Disabilities: 50 Years of Progress?’ It will begin with an exposition, which will showcase some of the services offered to improve the lives of the disabled community in Jamaica. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a public lecture, which will focus on raising children with special needs; and measures implemented through the education system, that continue to benefit persons with disabilities. “We will be looking at what has been done over the past 50 years, and what will be done, going forward, for the benefit of the disabled community,” said Communications Consultant at the EFJ, Chris Benjamin. Some of the participants include, the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID), Combined Disabilities Association (CDA), Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation (JDSF), Salvation Army School for the Blind (SASB), Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD), Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB), Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD), Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation (MCADF),Abilities Foundation, Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ), and Genesis Academy. The EFJ Communications Consultant is urging persons to come out and support the event, and be informed of the services offered to the disabled community. “We are just asking persons to come out, students, children, parents, grandparents, because while you may not be a parent of a child with a disability, you may know someone who is. In essence, the information that you garner can be passed on to others, who may require some form of assistance to cope with children with various disabilities,” Mr. Benjamin told JIS News. For further information, persons can contact the EFJ at 960-6744 or visit their website at read more

Two charges against Mountie after man shot dead outside Surrey police station

first_imgVANCOUVER – Charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon have been laid against an RCMP officer after the fatal shooting in 2015 of a young man in Surrey, B.C.Const. Elizabeth Cucheran is scheduled to make her first appearance in provincial court on Jan. 9, British Columbia’s Prosecution Service said Tuesday.Hudson Brooks, 20, was shot outside the RCMP’s Surrey headquarters in the early hours of July 18, 2015, after police responded to reports of a man screaming, the Mounties have said.At the time, the RCMP said officers rushed outside and spotted the man, a struggle ensued and he was shot.Jennifer Brooks said she’s relieved charges have been laid in her son’s death.“It’s just absolutely so wonderful that there’s going to be some accountability here,” she said in an interview.The Independent Investigations Office, which investigates serious injuries or death involving police in British Columbia, said the shooting occurred as officers responded to reports of a possibly suicidal man. It sent a report to Crown counsel 14 months ago.The prosecution service said the investigation and charge assessment process took longer than expected, partly because of the complexities of the evidence and requirement for further investigation and analysis.“I can’t rule out other charges in the event that any other information was brought to light, but given the length of the investigation, I expect that there won’t be any more charges,” spokesman Dan McLaughlin said.“These were the charges that the Crown concluded met the charge assessment standard after reviewing all the available evidence.”Brooks described her son as the life of the party who would cook dinner for the family six times a week.“Hudson was amazing. He was really athletic. He was very, very funny. The class clown,” she said. “I want people to know that my son’s life mattered a great deal to many, many people.”Brooks is survived by his older brother, Beaudry, and younger siblings, Shayla and Riley.— Follow @gwomand on Twitter.last_img read more

G Hannelius To Host Art In The Afternoon

first_imgA Window Between Worlds (AWBW) presents Art in the Afternoon, the organization’s 13th annual family-fun festival on Saturday, May 2, at the Venice Skills Center in Venice, CA.All proceeds benefit AWBW’s healing art programs for women, men and children surviving violence and trauma.Hosted by star of The Disney Channel’s Dog with a Blog G. Hannelius, the event features signature AWBW art workshops, Color Me Mine ceramic painting, Disney Channel Celebrity Meet & Greets, delicious food including an In-N-Out Cookout (12-2pm), musical performances, live and silent auctions, face painting, and more! Adult tickets are $55 each and include two complimentary tickets for kids 12 and under; teen tickets are just $20. Purchase tickets by calling 310-396-0317 or click here. Sponsorship opportunities also available.A Window Between Worlds is a Venice-based nonprofit dedicated to using art as a healing tool to empower and transform individuals and communities impacted by violence and trauma. With 23 years of experience working in the field of domestic violence, the demand for AWBW’s healing art interventions has grown beyond the shelters to reach new populations of trauma survivors. They have begun work with returning combat veterans and are now building toward serving even more survivors seeking a future free from violence. Art is proving time and again to be an effective tool for healing and change, and it is thanks to supporters that AWBW is able to offer trainings at little or no cost to their partners. As a recent Children’s Windows participant recently shared, “I feel proud to share my story and maybe it will help someone else when they see my art.”Event Sponsors: Google LA, NBC/Universal, Whole Foods Venice, Hoop it Up, SuperCool Creamery, Hansen’s Cakes, Color Me Mine, Sprinkles Cupcakes, In-N-Out® Cookout, Alternative Apparel, Cool Cups, Hansen’s Natural Drinks.Auction Donors: Disneyland Resorts, Nintendo, Los Angeles Dodgers, Adidas, Circus Vargas, ElectroBike.For more information on Art in the Afternoon or A Window Between Worlds, please visit, call 310.396.0317 or email read more

First Naked Restaurant to Open in London Waiting List Hits 30000

Rabat – London is set to open its first “naked dining experience” coming in June, according to the International Business Times.More than 32,000 people have signed up for a chance to dine at Bunyadi, (meaning fundamental, base, natural), a three-month pop-up restaurant billed as the UK capital’s first restaurant to serve its clients naked.The restaurant is a project of the Lollipop company, a pop-up group. The company said they were “amazed” by the interest in the “fascinating social experiment” that will take diners to a “Pangea-like world.” “I’m both surprised and excited by the response,” Lollipop Founder Seb Lyall said in an interview with CNN.“People want to be naked,” he said. “Whether it’s on a beach or in a sauna, if the opportunity is there to be in a natural state, they will take it.”The restaurant will provide lockers for customers to store their clothing. There will be naked and non-naked sections for diners.Clients will be served natural vegan and non-vegan dishes on earthenwares with edible utensils.As the restaurant will not be equipped with any electric or gas ovens, the food will be prepared using wood fires by chefs who will be wearing only hairnets and aprons.The restaurant said that waiters will be semi-naked while serving the clients.Bunyadi aims to offer customers “true liberation” by serving unprocessed food in a nature-like environment away from modern technology. Customers will be required to leave their smart phones and other technological devices outside and taking photos will not be allowed.Lyall said he wants clients to “experience a night out without any impurities,” including chemicals, electricity and gas. Customers will be seated in sections partitioned by bamboo and lit only by candlelight, where they will be given the option to dine naked.“We have worked very hard to design a space where everything patrons interact with is bare and naked,” Lyall said. “The use of natural bamboo partitions and candlelight has enabled to us to make the restaurant discreet, whilst adhering to the ethos behind it.” read more

Apartment where Ernest Hemingway lived to go up for sale in Toronto

TORONTO — An apartment briefly occupied by Ernest Hemingway at the end of his tenure in Toronto is about to go up for sale.The writer lived in the midtown unit for about six months at the end of 1923 and beginning of 1924, several years after he originally moved to the city in 1920.The director of programming at Heritage Toronto says Hemingway was working as a journalist for the Toronto Star at the time, having just returned from acting as their European correspondent.Kaitlin Wainwright says Hemingway showed some contempt for the city at that point, finding it bland in comparison to other cities he’d lived in like Paris and Chicago.But she says the midtown neighbourhood he called home was something of an incubator for artists in the first half of the 20th century — Morley Callaghan, Emma Goldman and Glenn Gould also lived in the area.Listing agent Andrew Harrild of says Hemingway paid $85 a month for the apartment, which is about to be listed for $730,000 with monthly condo fees of $911. The Canadian Press read more

Oakville woman drowns in backyard pool

Halton Police are investigating after a woman in her fifties died after being pulled out of a swimming pool.Emergency responders were called to the area of Third Line and Upper Middle Rd. just before 3:00 p.m. on August 1 after receiving a report that a woman had drowned. It is unclear whether the woman died at the scene or after being transported to hospital.Police say the death does not appear to be suspicious.

Christmas banquet venue confirmed

Organizers of the Christmas Day community banquet in Port Dover can proceed with planning the 2019 event now that they have a venue sewn up.Last week, Norfolk council granted the organizing committee free use of the Lions Community Centre on St. George Street at Christmas.“I’ll support this,” said Delhi Coun. Mike Columbus. “I don’t see anyone else who would want to use this facility Dec. 24th, 25th and 26th.”This will be the third year that the community banquet is held at the Lions Community Centre. The Port Dover banquet began several years ago in the parish hall at St. Paul’s Anglican Church but eventually outgrew it.Technically, the organizing committee isn’t receiving the use of the Lions Community Centre free of charge. Norfolk policy prevents council from allowing individuals and groups to use county facilities for nothing.Instead, Norfolk will issue a municipal grant in the amount of the rental which the organizing committee can remit to the county.The free banquet was established as a place to go for people in Port Dover and surrounding area who happen to be alone on Christmas or have nowhere to socialize. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings is provided each visitor free of charge, with local individuals, groups and businesses chipping in with cash and food.A similar free Christmas Day banquet has been held at Delhi United Church in Delhi in recent years.“If any of you aren’t busy on Christmas Day, come on down and see what we do,” Ronn Hughes, an organizer of the banquet in Port Dover, told read more

Ohio State mens volleyball takes 2 against Grand Canyon

Freshman outsider hitter Miles Johnson (13) attempts to spike the ball during a match against Grand Canyon Feb. 21 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Jonathan McAllister / Lantern photographerThe Buckeyes were successful at their chance for revenge against the Grand Canyon Antelopes, finishing with a clean sweep.The No. 14 Ohio State men’s volleyball team took down Grand Canyon 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-20) Saturday and 3-0 (25-18, 31-29, 25-23) Friday in Columbus.The Buckeyes (7-6. 4-2) were preparing their offense all week prior to the match against the Antelopes (6-9, 0-6), said coach Pete Hanson. OSU put the offensive practice to work and averaging 45 kills during the two matches against Grand Canyon.“If the offense is producing at a very high level, it can erase some of your bad spots that you are trying to cover up … If we can get our offense to play at a steady level, we are going to have the chance to be successful night in and night out,” Hanson said.During Saturday’s match, redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous had a match-high 11 kills for OSU and finished the match with a .474 attack percentage. Freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson added nine kills and two solo blocks, while junior middle blocker Dustan Neary and redshirt-junior opposite Andrew Lutz each totaled eight kills. Freshman setter Christy Blough had a match-best 37 assists and chipped in two solo blocks and two kills.Senior middle blocker Jonathan Newton said winning the match came down to stopping the Antelopes early.“We knew that to be able to control the game, we had to stop their (Grand Canyon) momentum from the beginning,” Newton said.Lutz led the squad with 13 kills Friday, while Johnson added a career-best 11. Guessous and junior outside hitter Michael Henchy finished with nine and eight kills, respectively. Blough had a match-best 40 assists Friday night.Henchy said Saturday the Buckeyes are on the cusp of reaching the level of play they have been striving to acheive.“We are coming more and more into form and we’re not too far away from being a great team,” Henchy said.OSU is set to close out its five-match home stand as it hosts No. 13 Ball State Wednesday. The No. 14 Buckeyes and the Cardinals are scheduled to face off at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

New larger Irish Jewish Museum granted planning permission

first_img TWO-STOREY Irish Jewish Museum and reinstated synagogue has been granted planning permission in Portobello, Dublin.An Bord Pleanála decided by a majority of five to three to grant permission generally, with a number of revised conditions.The Bord decided that the proposed development would not seriously injure the visual or residential amenities of the area of property in the vicinity, it would not be prejudicial to public health or pose a risk to flooding.It also said it would be acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience.Pic: Dublin City CouncilThe conditions include that a full architectural survey of the exteriors and the interiors of the buildings proposed for demolition on the site be carried out; that the height of the plant zone not exceed a certain height; and that the noise level during development not exceed a certain level.The Bord also asked that prior to the opening of the museum, the applicant give a mobility management plan to the Bord that will include measures to encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport to the location.There had been some opposition from locals to the demolition of numbers 3 – 7 on Walworth Road in Portobello and the construction of the museum.Read: €300k funding announced for local and regional museum development>last_img read more

Deportation of Greeks continues

first_imgAn increasing number of Greeks who visit Australia as tourists are detained and deported by Australian authorities upon their arrival in various airports, despite the fact that they are holders of tourist visas. Only last week in Melbourne, Neos Kosmos received a request for assistance from two Greek citizens visiting Australia on a tourist visa. Our newspaper, as well as the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria and the Consulate General of Greece, made representations on behalf of the two Greek citizens who were detained. Unfortunately they were both deported back to Greece, because they could not convince the Australian authorities that they were genuine tourists. The Department of Immigration investigated the two tourists on arrival who were initially granted a three month tourism visa to visit Australia. The aim of the particular investigation, which is a standard procedure for Australian authorities, was to determine whether or not they had a return flight back to Greece, adequate money for their stay while in Australia and a clearly stated and specific travel itinerary. Our two compatriots failed to convince officials that they were indeed visiting Australia as tourists. One was put on the first flight back to Greece and the other was detained at Broadmeadows before his eventual deportation. As reported by Neos Kosmos last year, authorities at Melbourne’s international airport alone detained 29 Greek passport-holders between July 2011 and June 2012, compared to just three in the previous 12-month period. With official unemployment figures in Greece of 27 per cent as the economic crisis bites deeper, the number of Greeks travelling abroad in search of an alternative life by any means, in countries such as Australia, increases. People visiting Australia on a tourist visa should have a specifically dated return ticket, adequate money to support their trip to Australia and accommodation details that can be verified by immigration officials on demand. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Comment la baleine boréale sest adaptée au réchauffement postglaciaire

first_imgComment la baleine boréale s’est adaptée au réchauffement postglaciaireDes chercheurs européens suggèrent, notamment à partir de l’étude de l’ADN de baleines boréales fossilisées, que cette espèce a pu affronter la hausse des températures survenue à la fin de la dernière glaciation… en montant vers le nord, tout simplement.Fait admis par la plupart des scientifiques : le rapide réchauffement climatique de la transition Pléistocène-Holocène, succédant à la dernière glaciation il y a environ 11 000 ans, a précipité le déclin d’espèces adaptées au froid telles que le mammouth. Mais tel n’est pas le cas de la baleine boréale (ou baleine franche du Groenland), qui peuplait la Mer du Nord avant ce tournant climatique.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?C’est du moins ce qu’explique une équipe de chercheurs dans une nouvelle étude publiée dans Nature Communications. Pour en arriver là, les scientifiques du Musée d’histoire naturelle de l’Université de Copenhague (Danemark) et de l’Université de Fribourg (Allemagne) ont étudié l’ADN de spécimens semi-fossilisés de ces cétacés retrouvés près du Royaume-Uni, de la Hollande, du Danemark et de la Suède. Ceci leur a permis de conclure au contraire à un boom démographique de l’espèce à partir de cette période.Comment la baleine boréale, inféodée à la banquise près de laquelle elle trouve sa nourriture, a-t-elle pu survivre à la fonte des glaces européennes il y a 11.000 ans, et perpétuer son espèce jusqu’à nos jours ? À partir de leurs données – notamment génétiques et climatiques -, les chercheurs ont créé un modèle de prédiction d’habitat tenant compte des déplacements et des probabilités de survie de ces cétacés. Et leur réponse est : en prenant la route du Nord.En effet, selon ce modèle, la surface d’habitat favorable pour les baleines boréales a triplé au cours de la période de transition climatique : la fonte des glaces en Mer du Nord leur a libéré l’accès à un écosystème glacial bien plus vaste, celui du cercle polaire arctique, devenu la seule (mais grande) étendue de mer et de glace boréale. La capacité des cétacés à entreprendre de longues migrations leur a ainsi permis de ‘suivre’ leur habitat au fur et à mesure que la banquise se rétractait autour du pôle nord, estiment les auteurs.Le 14 avril 2013 à 11:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Wilmingtons Latest Legal Notices Week of June 24 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, June 24, 2018:Legal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Planning Board — Public HearingLegal Notice — Conservation Commission Public HearingLegal Notice — Conservation Commission Public HearingLegal Notice — Conservation Commission Public HearingLegal Notice — Board of Selectmen Public HearingLegal Notice — Auction NoticeLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale of Real EstateLegal Notice — Notice of Mortgagee’s Sale Of Real Estate(NOTE: The above public notices is from Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Tesla becomes most valuable US car maker Elon Musks electric car brand

first_imgA Tesla car ‘Model S’ sits in a dealership in Berlin, Germany, November 18, 2015ReutersFor the first time in recent history, the most valuable US car maker is not from Detroit. California-based Tesla Inc. (previously known as Tesla Motors) overtook General Motors on Monday with the largest market capitalisation.Also read: Tesla Model Y: All you need to know about the next big launch from Elon Musk’s electric car companyTesla shares rose 3.26 percent to a record high of $312.39 on Monday. Its market value of $50.887 billion exceeded General Motors’ by about $1 million, reports Reuters.The development came a day before Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, GM chief executive Mary Barra and other CEOs are supposed to visit the White House to discuss tax reforms and infrastructure with President Donald Trump.Over the past couple of months, investors were confident that Musk would revolutionise the automobile and energy industries and this has resulted in the luxury electric car maker growing 35 percent in market capitalisation. This was also complemented by declining share performance of GM in recent years that led billionaire investor David Einhorn to propose splitting the stock into two classes to help boost its price. Tesla CEO Elon MuskReutersThe Palo Alto-headquartered company’s market capitalisation is now equal to $102,000 for every car it plans to make from 2018, or $667,000 per car sold last year. Meanwhile, GM’s market capitalisation is equivalent to $5,000 per car it sold in 2016.Tesla is gearing up for the mass production of the Model 3 from the second quarter of the year. The mass market model has received over 3 lakh booking within just a month of its public unveiling on March 31. The company is also in the pursuit to ramp up production to a target of 500,000 cars per year in 2018. Last year it sold 76,230, missing its target of at least 80,000 vehicles. With Model Y, an entry-level electric compact SUV on the radar, Tesla is expected to enjoy the most valuable US car maker tag for a longer duration. Tesla Model read more

8 handsets can be brought from abroad

first_imgMobileBangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has decided to allow a person to carry maximum eight handsets while returning home from abroad, reports UNB.It has already sent a letter to the director general of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate in this regard, said BTRC secretary Sarwar Alam on Thursday.”Earlier, a homebound person could bring highest five mobile phone sets. From now, a person can carry eight sets two of which can be brought without any duty while the rest paying duty,” he told UNB over phone.However, if anyone wants to bring more than eight mobile phone sets, the person will have to collect No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the BTRC beforehand, the secretary said.last_img read more

Full Show Political Roundup And Restaurant Weeks Aug 2 2017

first_imgIt’s time again for the Houston Matters political roundup. From staff shakeups at the White House, to relations with Russia, to the ongoing special session of the Texas Legislature, we discuss recent political news and offer analysis with an eye toward how it all might affect Houston and Texas.Today’s guests are Jay Aiyer of Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, Mark Jones from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Jeremi Suri from the University of Texas.            Also this hour: In the latest edition of The Full Menu, our group of Houston food writers previews some of the offerings at this year’s Houston Restaurant Weeks. And we hear from musician Charley Crockett, who performs in Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio. We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Sharelast_img read more

Molecular fountain my lead to more precise measurement of physical constants

first_imgExperimental set-up with simulated trajectories. a. Schematic view of the top part of the vertical beam machine showing the end of the traveling wave decelerator and the quadrupole lens system. The quadrupole lens consists of 4 cylindrical rods suspended by 2 ceramic discs. Two ring electrodes focus molecules in the z-direction. For a view on the inside, part of the quadrupole and the buncher has been cut. Molecules are ionized by a UV laser and imaged on a phosphor screen located behind a multi channel plate (MCP). The image is recorded using a charge coupled device (CCD) camera and a photo-multiplier tube (not shown). The red curves show a simulation of trajectories through the lens system for a beam launched with a velocity of 1.8 m/s. b-g Phase-space plots showing the acceptance of the setup in both the longitudinal (b-d) and transverse directions (e-g), at three different heights. Note that the axes of panel g are scaled by a factor of 10 compared to panel e and f. The grey ellipses show the distribution of the packet of molecules at the exit of the decelerator. Credit: arXiv:1611.03640 [physics.chem-ph] Explore further More information: Cunfeng Cheng et al. Molecular Fountain, Physical Review Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.253201 , On Arxiv: resolution of any spectroscopic or interferometric experiment is ultimately limited by the total time a particle is interrogated. Here we demonstrate the first molecular fountain, a development which permits hitherto unattainably long interrogation times with molecules. In our experiments, ammonia molecules are decelerated and cooled using electric fields, launched upwards with a velocity between 1.4 and 1.9 m/s and observed as they fall back under gravity. A combination of quadrupole lenses and bunching elements is used to shape the beam such that it has a large position spread and a small velocity spread (corresponding to a transverse temperature of <10μK and a longitudinal temperature of <1μK) when the molecules are in free fall, while being strongly focused at the detection region. The molecules are in free fall for up to 266 ms, making it possible, in principle, to perform sub-Hz measurements in molecular systems and paving the way for stringent tests of fundamental physics theories. © 2017 Journal information: Physical Review Letters Citation: Molecular fountain my lead to more precise measurement of physical constants (2017, January 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Portable Precision: A New Type of Atomic Clock This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. , arXiv (—A team of researchers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has built, for the first time, a molecular fountain. The group has published a paper in the journal Physical Review Letters describing how they created the fountain, how it works and their ideas on how it might be used to more precisely measure physical constants. Scientists developed atomic fountains back in the 1980s and since that time they have been applied to a myriad of applications, the most well-known example likely being the atomic clock. The purpose of an atomic fountain is to allow for measuring the characteristics of atoms moving at relatively slow speeds. The slowed speeds are due to the way the fountain works—atoms are cooled to a very low temperature and are then shot upwards where they eventually slow, stop and begin to fall due to the force of gravity. An atomic clock works by setting an atom's internal state before it is shot upwards and then noting the minute change to its internal state as it comes back down. Scientists would like to have access to a similar fountain that works at the molecular level, because they believe it could be used to more accurately measure physical constants, which in turn could help in stringent testing of the Standard Model. Unfortunately, until now, that was not possible because of the difficulty in cooling molecules without causing them to spread out. In this new effort, the researchers have overcome that problem.To create the molecular fountain, the researchers cooled ammonia molecules by combining two prior techniques and applying them to a molecular beam. The first involved applying voltages in a rapidly switching manner to remove energy from the beam. The second involved applying high voltage that was smoothly varied to allow for continually slowing the potential of the beam as well as its speed. Once the molecules were slowed in a trap, they were fired upward in such a way as to cause them to undergo changes in velocity and position. They were then ionized by a laser and measured by a detector disk.The device is not yet able to offer physical constant measurements, however, because it is only able to detect a single molecule for every five repetitions of the fountain blast, which works out to less than one detection per second. This means that it will take a lot of time to gather enough information from a single fountain to make any real measurements. Fortunately, as more repetitions will produce additional data, which suggests highly precise measurements are sure to come in the near future.last_img read more

WHILL raises 45M to help people with disabilities get around airports

first_imgWHILL, the startup known for creating sleek, high-tech personal mobility devices, announced today that it has closed a $45 million Series C. The funding will be used for expanding into new international markets, as well as developing new products for large venues, including airports and “last-mile” sidewalk transportation. The round’s lead investors were SBI Investment, Daiwa Securities Group and WHIZ Partners, with participation from returning investors INCJ, Eight Road Ventures, MSIVC, Nippon Venture Capital, DG Incubation and Mizuho Capital.This brings WHILL’s total funding so far to about $80 million. Founded in Tokyo in 2012, WHILL plans to open a branch in the European Union and enter 10 new European countries. It also plans to start working with partners on developing autonomous capabilities for its mobility devices, senior marketing manager Jeff Yoshioka told TechCrunch. The company will build its own sensors and cameras to use in its “mobility as a service” program, which allows users to control vehicles and call customer service through a mobile app.One of WHILL’s biggest projects is developing an autonomous personal mobility device system for airports. Yoshioka says that an estimated 20 million people request wheelchairs in U.S. airports each year. This means they need to wait for an airline employee to bring a wheelchair to them and then push them from check-in to their gates. At the same time, it doesn’t give users a lot of flexibility.The system that WHILL has in mind, on the other hand, would allow individuals to use an app to summon a mobility device over to them. Then they can go wherever they want — coffee shops, restrooms, shops — before heading to the gate without an assistant. Once they are done with the device, it will return to a docking station on its own. WHILL has already begun testing a similar program at Tokyo International Airport in partnership with Panasonic.Yoshioka says WHILL will most likely pursue distribution partnerships with U.S. airlines, which are responsible for supplying and maintaining the wheelchair systems in American airports, and airports to build the necessary infrastructure.Along with airports, WHILL wants to bring its technology to other large venues, including shopping malls and sports arenas, as well as create a system for last-mile transportation. Yoshioka notes that “there are already a lot of companies out there like LimeBike and MoBike that offer bikes and electric scooters, but there’s nothing out there for people with disabilities who can’t use those devices.”Instead, many rely on Ubers or public transportation even for short distances. Like the airport system, WHILL’s last-mile sidewalk system will use autonomous electric vehicles that can be called to users with an app. It faces unique challenges, however, because WHILL’s devices are larger and more expensive than bikes or electric scooters, so the company needs to find safe places to dock them that are still accessible to people with limited mobility. Yoshioka says WHILL likely will focus on partnering with commercial properties to create indoor docking stations.WHILL’s largest market is still Japan, where it has between 4,000 to 5,000 resellers. In its home market, WHILL’s devices are subsidized by the government and also available for rent. In the U.S., however, many customers need to purchase devices out-of-pocket. To make their products more accessible, WHILL launched the less expensive Model Ci (called the Model C in Europe and Japan) earlier this year. While there is still plenty of room for innovation in the wheelchair market, the Model Ci and other WHILL products compete with devices like the iBot, which can climb stairs, and the Trackchair, designed for off-road use. WHILL’s current products can’t climb stairs, but they do have the advantage of being designed for both indoor and outdoor use, giving users more flexibility, says Yoshioka.The company also expects demand for its products to grow thanks to a rapidly aging world population, citing statistics that show there are expected to be more than 2.1 billion people over the age of 60 by 2050, up from about 900 million last year.“We don’t necessarily see [the other companies] as direct competitors. They definitely do impact sales, because people might want something that climbs stairs instead of having better outdoor capabilities, but I think overall it’s very beneficial for the industry,” Yoshioka adds. “As a company that’s trying to disrupt the industry, it’s nice to have them around because it pushes the industry forward and opens eyes for other manufacturers.”last_img read more