Delhi reels under sultry weather heavy rains likely today

first_imgNew Delhi: The national capital reeled under sultry weather on Wednesday with rains playing truant for most part of the day.The city, however, received rainfall at isolated places towards the evening, leading to a marginal drop in the mercury. The weatherman has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in some parts of Delhi on Thursday and Friday, which will reduce the rain deficit in the national capital. Vice president meteorology and climate change, Skymet Weather, Mahesh Palawat, said rains are expected to intensify on Thursday night as the axis of monsoon trough is moving towards the north and moisture-laden winds are rushing in from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDelhi has recorded 156.5 mm rains from July 1 to July 24, which is almost equal to the 30-year average of 156.4 mm, officials said. Overall, it has received 167.7 mm precipitation against the long-term average of 221.9 mm since June 1, when the monsoon season starts, a deficiency of 24 per cent, according to India Meteorological Department data. The Safdarjung observatory, which provides official figures for the city, recorded 50.2 mm rainfall, the heaviest in the monsoon season this year, on July 22. The weather station at Palam gauged 61 mm precipitation on July 18. On Wednesday, the city recorded a high of 37.8 degrees Celsius and a low of 29.2 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels oscillated between 56 and 88 per cent. On Thursday, the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 33 and 25 degrees Celsius.last_img read more

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Shikha Talsania in Coolie No 1

first_imgMumbai: Veere Di Wedding actor Shikha Talsania has joined the cast of upcoming film Coolie No 1, which stars Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan. “Being a part of a David Dhawan film is on every actor’s bucket list and I am no different! And to top that with an opportunity to collaborate with such fantastic actors and people – Varun and Sara – I said yes without batting an eyelid,” Shikha said. “After Veere Di Wedding, the audience will see me in a totally new lens and that’s what makes it more exciting than it already is,” she added. Varun will be stepping into the shoes of veteran Govinda, who featured in the 1995 film, which was directed by his father David Dhawan. David is on board to helm the remake as well. Sara will be filling in for Karisma Kapoor from the original. Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh, the film will release on May 1 next year.last_img read more

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first_imgChris StewartAPTN National NewsThe Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival has wrapped for another year.This time around, organizers are hoping that they’re sending new filmmakers home with the knowledge to break into the business, including more Indigenous directors.cstewart@aptn.calast_img

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Ranieri off to winning start with Roma

first_imgRome: Claudio Ranieri got off to a winning start as Roma coach with Stephan El Shaarawy and Patrik Schick’s first-half goals enough to squeeze past lowly Empoli 2-1 on Monday to keep in touch with the Champions League places. Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked after the team’s elimination in the Champions League last-16 last week with Ranieri returning to the club he coached for 18 months until February 2011. The 67-year-old former Roma player was welcomed back to the Stadio Olimpico with a banner reading “Good luck Mister Ranieri”. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together”I thank the fans, as they gave us a big hand this evening,” said Ranieri. “I didn’t expect us to play better, because this was a tense team that was anxious and still dealing with recent events. “Putting a team together when we didn’t have many players, and without the bigger players, the leaders that give a sense of direction to the side, wasn’t easy,” added the former Leicester and Chelsea coach. “I knew it was going to be tough.” Captain Daniele De Rossi, Kostas Manolas, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Cengiz Under were all out injured with Edin Dzeko, Federico Fazio and Aleksandar Kolarov suspended. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenIt was nervy debut against a side who are just one point above the relegation zone. El Shaarawy turned in off a corner after nine minutes for his ninth league goal this season only for Empoli to level when Roma defender Juan Jesus headed into his own net. The Romans nearly conceded another when Giovanni Di Lorenzo sent just wide before Schick put the hosts back on front after 33 minutes, jumping highest to nod in his third league goal this season. Midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo hobbled off with a calf injury with Schick also coming off injured while captain Alessandro Florenzi was sent off for a second yellow card with ten minutes to go. El Shaarawy was then handed the captain’s armband for the first time.last_img read more

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Loonie crude oil rise as stock markets climb amid pending Brexit vote

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 20, 2016 9:26 am MDT Last Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Loonie, crude oil rise as stock markets climb amid pending Brexit vote TORONTO – A new poll indicating that Britons will likely vote to stay in the European Union helped rally North American stock markets Monday, while the loonie rebounded sharply against the U.S. dollar for a second consecutive session.The Canadian dollar climbed 0.42 of a U.S. cent to 78.07 cents US after having risen half a cent on Friday.In Toronto, the country’s main stock exchange, the S&P/TSX composite, shot up 113.37 points to 14,015.14, with energy and mining stocks leading the way.The optimism carried over into New York where the Dow Jones industrial average soared 129.71 points to 17,804.87, while the broader S&P 500 composite index advanced 12.03 points to 2,083.25. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite ran up 36.87 points to 4,837.21.The latest opinion polls suggests that Britain is more likely to vote to remain in the EU than leave in Thursday’s referendum. Uncertainty over the economic consequences of a vote to leave the EU, commonly referred to as Brexit, had cast a cloud over global markets in the last two weeks.“This is more of a catch up to what we lost last week when the pessimism around the outcome really set in,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian market strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“I think the bigger conclusion here is that we are seeing global equity markets, trillions of dollars, tied to these small but certainly important swings in the polls. At the end of the day, it’s going to be the vote that matters.”Fehr said the markets are so focused on the pending Brexit vote that any new data can fuel volatility.“We will see the outcome of the Brexit vote and then the market will turn its sights to the next issue — back to speculating on what the Fed will do (about interest rates),” he said.Investors will also be watching to see what U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will say before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. Most expect Yellen to echo Fed comments that the U.S. central bank will only raise interest rates if data shows the economy is strong enough to support such a move.Rumours about the likelihood of a “stay” vote, along with a weakened U.S. dollar also helped commodities as the August crude contract climbed $1.40 to US$49.96 a barrel.“The rise in oil is on the premise that if indeed the Brexit vote doesn’t end with the U.K. leaving, that can provide a little more global economic stability… that suggests that there is more support for oil prices,” said Fehr.In other commodities, July natural gas jumped 12 cents to US$2.75 per mmBTU while July copper rose four cents to US$2.09 a pound.Gold bullion, which is usually attractive to investors during downturns in equity markets, was lower, with the August gold contract falling $2.70 to US$1,292.10 a troy ounce.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. read more

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Chinas chase of the golden visa abroad by the numbers

ADVANCE FOR USE TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017 AND THEREAFTER-This Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 photo shows pamphlets about investment immigration to various countries displayed outside a seminar by an investment group pitching ski resorts and other projects as a way of securing a EB-5 visa to immigrate to the U.S. in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) China’s chase of the ‘golden visa’ abroad, by the numbers by The Associated Press Posted May 16, 2017 9:43 am MDT Last Updated May 16, 2017 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email From the United States and Canada to small islands in Europe and the Caribbean, Chinese are spending billions on new passports and visas to move their families away from their homeland.China’s middle and upper classes are demanding better schools, cleaner air and a more secure life for their children. And as China gets wealthier, millions of families have the means to purchase a new life elsewhere.Their demand has transformed a once obscure market for immigration by investment. To study China’s impact, the Associated Press collected statistics from 13 countries that offer citizenship or permanent residency for a price.Here’s a look at AP’s analysis of the market, by the numbers.__CHINA’S FAVORITE PROGRAMSConsulting firms in China’s biggest cities hawk investor visa programs in weekly sessions at hotels and on social media. The market leader is the United States, as urban Chinese are widely familiar with American schools and culture.Here are the five countries in the AP’s analysis with the most visas issued to Chinese investors and their families in the last decade:— 43,448: the United States’ investment visa program, known as EB-5.— 35,278: Canada’s investment bond programs, including a program offered by the province of Quebec.— 7,875: Portugal’s “golden visa” program for real estate investors.— 6,405: Hungary’s residence bond program, recently suspended by the government.— 4,640: Australia’s program for high-dollar “significant investors.”___WHAT THEY BUYDepending on the country, Chinese investors looking for a second home can join business projects, invest in bonds or make an outright payment to the government. Currency conversions are as of May 11.— $250,000: the minimum price of citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda for an investor who donates to the island government’s development fund and pays a $50,000 government fee.— $380,000 (350,000 euro): the minimum value of real estate investors must purchase in Portugal’s “golden visa” program.— $500,000: the minimum business investment in the United States’ EB-5 program, with a “green card” given to investors whose money creates or saves 10 jobs.— $584,000 (800,000 Canadian dollars): the minimum amount of interest-free investment to be made or financed for residence in the Canadian province of Quebec. (Canada closed a similar national program in 2014.)— $3.7 million (5 million Australian dollars): the required investment in Australia’s Significant Investor Visa program in a mix of developing businesses and funds as defined by the government. Australia’s program is by far the most expensive in the AP survey.___WHAT THEY SPENTTo understand how China has changed the global investor migration market, the AP estimated how much Chinese families have invested at a minimum in foreign countries for a visa or passport. The AP multiplied the number of investors, excluding family members, by the minimum investment level for each year, in each program for the last decade. In some cases, the AP estimated the number of investors with the help of government data or experts on investment migration.The figures below are an undercount because some investors put in more than what’s required. Investment amounts for each year were converted to U.S. dollars based on the average exchange rate that year. The figures have not been adjusted for inflation.— $7.7 billion: estimated minimum investment in the United States through the EB-5 program.— $6 billion: estimated minimum investment in Australia through its Significant Investor Visa program.— $4.3 billion: estimated minimum investment in Canada, including Quebec, through its immigrant investor programs.— $1.96 billion: estimated minimum investment in the United Kingdom through its Tier 1 investor program.— $1.71 billion: estimated minimum investment in New Zealand through its investor and entrepreneur programs. read more

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Thailands deportation of ethnic group prompts grave concern by UN human rights

“The 109 individuals, who were part of a larger group of more than 350, had been detained in very poor conditions at various immigration detention facilities across Thailand since March 2014, when they were apprehended after leaving China on their way to Turkey,” Rupert Colville, the spokesman for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) told reporters in Geneva, Switzerland. “Despite Turkey’s reported willingness to admit them to its territory, only 172 of the 350 were eventually allowed to go to Turkey in late June,” he said, adding that some 60 others remain in detention in Thailand. The UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment has repeatedly expressed concern to the Thai authorities that the deportation of this group to China would amount to “refoulement” and put them at risk of being tortured or subjected to other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The principle of non-refoulement is contained the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to which Thailand is a party. “We strongly urge the Thai authorities to ensure the protection of the 60 individuals who remain in detention and ensure that no further deportation of individuals, including potential refugees and asylum seekers, are made to countries where there are substantial grounds to believe that they would face an imminent risk of grave human rights violations, including torture,” Mr. Colville said. The UN human rights office called on the Chinese authorities to ensure that those extradited are treated in full conformity with the country’s human rights. “We understand the Thai authorities have received diplomatic assurances from China that the people will be protected from harm, and urge both countries to ensure that this pledge is scrupulously observed,” Mr. Colville said. read more

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The Champions League Is Unusually Up For Grabs

The modern Champions League has not been a hospitable competition for underdogs. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have won the last four trophies, and the closest thing to an upset winner in recent years was Chelsea in 2012. This season, though, might be different.Sure, Bayern, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all still in it. But no team left in the Champions League is historically dominant. Expected goals, a statistical measure of the quality of scoring chances a team creates and concedes, rates Barcelona as the top team in this year’s competition, but one with only a 28 percent change of winning the tournament.1All of the data in this article is current through April 10.This year’s Barcelona, however, does not make the top 10 list of expected goals difference for clubs since 2010-11. With fewer truly great teams in the mix, an upset winner is that much more likely. Here’s what to expect.Borussia Dortmund (60 percent chance of advancing) vs. Monaco (40 percent)With a position atop the Ligue 1 table, an impressive defeat of Manchester City in the round of 16, and an incredible 103 goals scored between Ligue 1 and the Champions League, Monaco might appear to have the resume of a quarterfinal favorite. However, Monaco’s numbers require some caution. Despite leading to 90 nonpenalty goals this season, the chances Monaco has created have been worth only about 58 expected goals (xG), according to the soccer stats-tracker Opta. Scoring 33 more goals than expected is unprecedented in the last few years. No other club has even beaten expected goals by 20 or more at this point in the season since 2010-11. While it is not terribly unusual for top teams to outperform their expected goals — top teams tend to have better finishers — Monaco is finishing chances better than any of Lionel Messi’s teams ever did.If Monaco’s goal scoring falls off, Dortmund should be well prepared to take advantage. Since returning from the winter break, Dortmund has been dominant, collecting 1.2 more xG per match than their opponents, compared with only a +0.7 margin before the break. With underlying numbers to match its goals difference and a recent spike in performance, Dortmund looks like the more likely semifinalist.In either case, this should be one of the most exciting matches of the round. Both Monaco and Dortmund depend on pace and quick-hitting attacks — both clubs lead their respective leagues in shot attempts following moves of two passes or fewer. While Thomas Tuchel may attempt to impose more control on the match than Pep Guardiola did against Monaco in the round of 16, the game is likely to be a fast-paced and attacking affair.Barcelona (65 percent) vs. Juventus (35 percent)This rematch of the 2015 Champions League final features the best attack-vs.-defense matchup of the round. This season Barcelona has created the second-most clear scoring chances (116), as defined by Opta, in the big five leagues, while Juventus has conceded the fewest clear scoring chances (20).Barcelona is well known for an attacking style that favors making the extra pass to create the highest-quality scoring chances, rather than trying to shoot the ball from far out. Juventus, under managers Max Allegri and Antonio Conte, has developed a defensive strategy that mirrors Barcelona’s attacking play. The Italian side focuses on defensive structure in order to prevent the same kinds of clear chances that Barca aims to create. A list of the best defensive seasons since 2010-11, judging teams by the number of quality chances they concede, shows Juventus dominating. And this year Juventus is preventing clear chances at its best rate ever, allowing only about one every other match.Barcelona was able to break through Juventus’ defense in the 2015 final just as Bayern Munich did during last year’s knockout stages. But in both of those cases, it took a top performance from one of the world’s best attacks to win the tie. Barcelona is rightly favored, but any slight drop-off in execution could see the Catalan side stymied by Juventus’ defense.Bayern Munich (71 percent) vs. Real Madrid (29 percent)ESPN’s Soccer Power Index rating gives a big boost to Bayern Munich based on the German side’s superior defensive numbers. Bayern has conceded just 23 goals in 36 matches between the Bundesliga and Champions League, while Real has conceded 43 in 38 matches. Some of this difference disappears when you look at expected goals, which drops Real’s total to 37. But it is not enough to erase it all.The two sides not only see different defensive outcomes, but they also play significantly different styles when out of possession. Carlo Ancelotti has his Bayern squad playing the high-pressing style preached by Pep Guardiola. When Bayern turns the ball over in midfield, it breaks up their opponents’ next possession within three passes about 55 percent of the time, the second-highest rate in the Bundesliga. Real Madrid, by contrast, defends much more passively, breaking up opposition possession in only about 45 percent of cases, 12th in La Liga.It is not that Real Madrid has been particularly poor defensively, but its more passive defensive style seems like a major risk against Bayern. Under manager Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid has been an outlier among top clubs in not embracing the new, analytics-minded strategy of pressing on defense. It will be interesting to see if Real’s more old-fashioned defensive style can work. If Real fails to unsettle Bayern early in a possession, that would give time on the ball to central midfielders Arturo Vidal and Thiago Alcantara. That outcome would be risky at best for Real. Thiago in particular is having a great season, leading the Bundesliga with 96 progressive passes and runs. (These are defined as passes which advance the ball through midfield over 10 yards beyond where the possession had reached, or runs which progress similarly while eliminating a defender on the dribble.) Real Madrid may need to adjust its pressing rate to protect the defense from Bayern’s passers if it means to make it to another Champions League final.Atletico Madrid (75 percent) vs. Leicester City (25 percent)Leicester City presents something of a conundrum to any projection system, having won five of six league matches since sacking manager Claudio Ranieri. The club’s performances under new manager Craig Shakespeare have not been quite as good as its unbeaten record suggests — despite outscoring opponents in the league and CL by a combined 17-8, Leicester’s expected goals difference is just 10.3-9.1. But Leicester has produced more expected goals than its opponents in five of its seven matches after running negative in expected goal difference under Ranieri. It is certainly possible that Leicester will continue performing at this higher level under Shakespeare.However, it is hard to identify any key changes Shakespeare made. Leicester City remains the highest-tempo team in the Premier League, with more possessions per match than anyone else. The Foxes still work best without the ball, managing the same 42 percent possession rate as under Ranieri. What seems to have changed is not Leicester’s style of play, but the effectiveness of it. This is the sort of change, not linked to any obvious tactical shift, that analysts tend to be skeptical of. It might just be form, in which case the large SPI advantage to Atletico Madrid may be correct.For Atletico, this persistent Leicester style may present a problem. Atleti prefers to concede possession and play off the ball, especially against top opponents. But while Atletico is unusual in the Champions League for its roughly 50 percent possession rate, Leicester at 42 percent is more extreme. Atletico will likely need to adjust its typical knockout strategy and make use of ball possession to get past Leicester, even if the Foxes’ current run of form may not be entirely sustainable.Check out our club soccer predictions. read more

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Football Urban Meyer sees unity amid election cycle

OSU sophomore offensive lineman Isaiah Prince (59) embraces redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber (25) after Weber’s touchdown in the first half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWith today’s presidential election being arguably one of the largest ever, even the sports world is talking about politics — even Ohio State’s football team.On Monday, after a 62-3 drubbing of then No. 10 Nebraska, the questions asked by the media should have been all-encompassing of the way the Buckeyes systematically picked apart the Cornhuskers. Instead, OSU coach Urban Meyer fielded a few political questions near the end of the media availability session.When asked about the election, Meyer cracked a grin and gave one of his patented short replies.“What election?” Meyer said.Granted, it seems fair to assume he knows exactly what election he was asked about. Most of Meyer’s day entails dissecting opposing defenses and analyzing how to attack the offense of other Big Ten teams. Still, it would be hard to ignore the current political undertakings. With some coaxing, Meyer finally addressed the subject. Refraining from speaking any of his own political standpoints, he said the team has had discussions towards the process, and even set aside time during the offseason to further educate the team on how important voting is.“We had Patriot Week where I wanted to educate because it’s such a big and such an important day, in all seriousness, for all of us,” he said. “And so we had zero discussion about it now. Beat Maryland. I’m sure the families will have their conversations. I hope our guys vote, and we move forward. That’s why we did that, because I wanted to make sure when they go they educate themselves — not themselves. We educate them on the process, the job responsibility and how to.”Players have been discussing how important the brotherhood they share is for team success this season. An election that has driven a divide through the country could be grounds for ripping apart even the most tight-knit teams and locker rooms. This would seem bizarre for a team that has spoken so strongly towards the criticism of the media when a player has a down game. Redshirt junior Billy Price is a prime example of standing up for his fellow Buckeyes. When asked about the performance of sophomore Isaiah Prince following a loss to Penn State, Price did not hold anything back.“I’ll go to war for him right now,” Price said. “I have no problem (with that). I will not sit here and allow someone to nit-pick at him.”Price was not angered by the criticism, but said he felt the issues after Penn State were team issues, and should not fall on one player. That kind of camaraderie has been a vocal desire of Meyer since his arrival in Columbus.It seems unlikely every member of the Scarlet and Gray leans towards one side of the aisle. A team of over 100 total members on both the active roster and the practice squad is bound to have political feelings that differ from other teammates.But OSU has made a point of keeping feelings towards presidential candidates from dividing the team, while ensuring all members fully comprehend the gravity of a vote. Redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett said he, along with the rest of the team, accepts the choices all team members make today at the polls.“I think we have a team that understands that that’s part of what makes our country great is that people are … they have that opinion and that’s perfectly okay,” Barrett said. “I think that’s something great that we have as Americans and I understand that has something to do with your personal life and personal opinions but I don’t think that’s going to interfere with the way we play.”Some players have taken to social media with politically charged tweets and links to articles, but that has not stopped the team progress and production so far. Against Nebraska, the team blew away all expectations and showed how well OSU plays together.Meyer fully understands how easily a group can be separated by opposing viewpoints, especially in a time when the entire country seems to be two-sided. But, through the maturity and character of his players paired with the effort of his staff to keep things together, OSU is standing tall in a time of national turmoil.“Yeah, this is a pretty mature team in that regard. That’s something I always watch. I have guys around this program that’s their job, to monitor,” Meyer said. “When I talk about good guys, now, I have some guys that are like family in this team that they would tell me if something is going on. And I listen and I hear, and the heartbeat of our team is very solid right now. It’s not always perfect, but it’s very solid, but that’s a great question. And am I concerned about it, you’re damn right. That’s when you start having issues, but I also have great trust in the people that I’m listening to.” read more

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Analyser les dents pour connaitre lalimentation dun animal

first_imgAnalyser les dents pour connaitre l’alimentation d’un animalSelon une nouvelle méthode en cours de perfectionnement, étudier les dents d’un animal et en particulier leur rugosité permettrait de révéler le régime alimentaire que celui-ci a ou avait. Une technique qui serait aussi efficace que d’étudier le contenu des fèces ou de l’estomac.A voir un animal ou ses restes, il n’est pas toujours évident de deviner comment celui-ci vit ou même de quoi il se nourrit. Aujourd’hui, il existe ainsi plusieurs techniques qui ne s’avèrent, il faut bien le dire, pas toujours plaisantes. Parmi celles-ci figurent l’analyse minutieuse des fèces de l’animal ou alors celle du contenu de son estomac après dissection. Toutefois, des chercheurs ont mis au point une nouvelle méthode qui se base elle sur l’étude des dents du spécimen. Plus précisément, c’est l’analyse de la rugosité des quenottes qui permettrait de fournir les mêmes informations que les autres techniques.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?En effet, comme l’explique l’équipe internationale de paléontologues et biologistes, il existe un lien étroit entre cette rugosité et le régime alimentaire des animaux : ceux qui mangent des aliments durs ont des surfaces plus rugueuses que ceux qui ne consomment que des aliments mous. “Passez votre langue sur vos dents. Vous pouvez sentir que certaines sont plus rugueuses que d’autres. La question est de savoir si on peut utiliser cette information pour deviner ce vous avez mangé”, précise Mark Purnell, professeur de paléobiologie à l’Université de Leicester cité par Sciences et avenir.Pour répondre à cette question, le chercheur et son équipe ont donc étudié différentes dents au microscope en 3D afin d’établir une “échelle” de rugosité. Puis ils ont tenté d’en déduire la nourriture favorite des spécimens à qui elles appartenaient. “A notre grande surprise, nous avons constaté que dans certains cas, la rugosité de la dent est un guide plus fiable que l’examen du contenu de l’estomac. Parce que ce dernier permet de constater ce qu’un animal a mangé quelques heures avant qu’il ne soit pris, pas ce qu’il mange habituellement”, s’enthousiasme Ole Seehausen, un des participants à l’étude.Confiants, les chercheurs qui publient leurs résultats dans le Royal Society journal Interface estiment que leur méthode va permettre d’améliorer la connaissance sur l’alimentation de certains espèces plus difficiles à étudier tels que les poissons. Mais elle pourra également servir à l’étude de fossiles d’espèces disparues telles que les dinosaures ou les reptiles marins.  Le 15 avril 2012 à 16:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Bahamians slow to collect E Passports less than 50 distributed

first_img Related Items:#Bahamiansslowtocollectpassports, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 25, 2017 – Nassau – Less than half of the E-passports at the Anatol Rogers stadium have been collected said Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield, and he is urging Bahamians to please collect their documents.   The Minister, last Thursday, toured the temporary site which was established since July 3, for the sole purpose of making E-passport collection easier, still pick up has been slow.The Minister reminded that February 2016 was the international deadline for hand written passports, this fact coupled with the usual Summer rush to get passports inspired the opening of satellite offices to lessen the burden at the Thompson Boulevard Passport Office.   “To date, we have successfully issued 1,516 e-passports since opening our doors over the past two weeks,” said Minister Henfield.“We anticipate operating at this location, throughout the month of July and quite possibly into August 2017.   This decision will be based on customer/citizen response.”Initially there were 3,269 e-passports at the site.   The Government’s E Passport system was started in 2007.#MagneticMediaNews#Bahamiansslowtocollectpassports Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Leicester Tigers promotes Johnson

first_imgRugby union club Leicester Tigers has promoted Matt Johnson to head of HR.Johnson has been employed by the Leicester Tigers for the past 10 years and is based at its training facility. Previously, he worked with the team’s players as an applied sports scientist and strength and conditioning coach.In his new role, Johnson will look to maximise people performance across the business and strive to improve staff passion and development.last_img

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Austria woman survives abduction convinces man to free her

first_imgBERLIN: Austrian police say a 27-year-old woman has survived a kidnapping that included first being hit with a car by a 33-year-old man, being tied up with duct tape and then taken to a house where she was held for hours. Graz police spokesman Fritz Grundnig said Thursday the woman, identified as triathlon athlete Nathalie Birli, was on her way to exercise Tuesday in Kumberg in southern Austria when she was abducted. Birli told local daily Krone that after the attacker blindfolded her, he made her drink alcohol, tried to suffocate her and forced her in a bathtub with cold water. However, she said she eventually managed to gain his trust and convinced him to take her back home. The attacker was arrested Wednesday.last_img read more

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Infosys TCS Tata Motors and HDFC in list of worlds best regarded

first_imgTwitterTwo of the top Indian information technology (IT) companies — Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) — have made the cut among the 12 Indian companies which feature in a list of world’s best-regarded firms.The list which was published by Forbes also includes Tata Motors. Entertainment behemoth Walt Disney, with a market cap of $165 billion, is at the top of the list which is followed by Hilton and Italian carmaker Ferrari.The companies which have made it to the top ten are financial services companies Visa at the 4th place, digital payment company PayPal (5th), media company Netflix (6th), Siemens (7th), internet retailer Amazon.com (8th), Marriott International (9th) and Mastercard (10th). The only company from India’s banking and finance sector to feature in this list was HDFC which stood at 217th place.Indian companies which managed to get a place in the coveted list were Infosys at the 31st place, Tata Consultancy Services (35), Tata Motors (70), Tata Steel (131), Larsen & Toubro (135), Grasim Industries (154), General Insurance Corporation of India (156), Mahindra & Mahindra (164), Asian Paints (203), Steel Authority of India (227) and ITC (239).Of all the countries survey for the list, the United States dominated with 61 companies out of total 250 firms. There were 32 Japanese companies on the list with video game maker Nintendo being the best ranked Japanese company at the 11th rank, followed by Toyota at 12th. China with 19 companies, France (13), India (12) and Germany (11) were among the other well-represented countries.Forbes teamed up with Statista to compile the list which surveyed 15,000 people from 60 countries. Trustworthiness, social conduct, performance of the company’s product or service and the company as an employer were some of the parameters on which the list was compiled.last_img read more

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Martial law in Ukraine ends Poroshenko

first_imgUkrainian president Petro Poroshenko (L) attends the two Airbus H225 Super Puma helicopters handover ceremony for Ukrainian national guard and State service for emergency situations in Kiev`s Boryspil airport on 21 December 2018. Ukraine on Friday showed the first two out of 55 helicopters that are expected to deliver by France`s Airbus under the 555 million-euro-accord, the biggest-ever deal reached between the two countries. Photo: AFPUkrainian president Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday announced the end of a martial law in the country’s border regions, which was introduced last month after Russia’s seizure of three of Kiev’s navy vessels in the Sea of Azov.”Today, right now, at 2:00pm (1200 GMT) the martial law ends. This is my principal decision,” Poroshenko said during a live streamed military cabinet meeting in Kiev.The president said he had reached the decision “based on analysis of all the components of the security situation in the country”.The move to impose martial law came after Poroshenko warned of a build-up of Russian forces near Ukraine’s borders, escalating the most dangerous crisis in years between the ex-Soviet neighbours.Russian border patrol boats fired on, boarded and seized the three Ukrainian vessels, along with 24 sailors, in November off the coast of Crimea.Western governments accused Russia of acting illegally and US President Donald Trump cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires over the incident.”The support and concrete actions of our international partners — their pressure on the Kremlin combined with a martial law — have stopped the worst scenario that the Russian Federation planned,” Poroshenko said.”They didn’t let Putin cross the new red line,” he added.The martial law was imposed in 10 regions, including areas close to territories controlled by Russia-backed rebels in the east of the country and the Sea of Azov’s coast.last_img
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first_img Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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 | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more News | May 04, 2015 Konica Minolta Sets Record Digital Radiography Sales Growth led by stronger than expected sales of AeroDR XE flat panel detector, Sonimage ultrasound products Related Content News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more May 4, 2015 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging Americas announced it has achieved record sales growth for fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, led by sales of their digital radiography family. The success of the wireless Konica Minolta AeroDR panel fueled company growth to double-digit sales figures, exceeding expectations.  The AeroDR family of digital radiography solutions includes the AeroDR XE, a wireless flat panel detector specially engineered. The Primary Imaging Solutions also includes the Sonimage ultrasound family.  “At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we perform a lot of portable and emergency exams on a daily basis. AeroDR XE provides a simple, reliable and robust solution to our needs,” according to Charles David Healy, manager – diagnostic radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.Konica Minolta Primary Imaging Solutions are designed to help customers achieve improved economic value, added clinical confidence and attain worry-free operation.  The line includes digital radiography, ultrasound, and information technology (IT) and services.For more information: www.konicaminolta.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2019 SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are collaborating… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems News | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 29, 2019 Dynamic Digital Radiography Used to Assess Undifferentiated Dyspnea A clinical study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2019 annual meeting, May 17-22 in Dallas, described… read morelast_img read more

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dav1d to release soon with all features of AV1 and better performance

first_imgAfter introducing dav1d at the Video Developer Days 2018, the team behind dav1d announced yesterday that they will be releasing its first version very soon. This version will come with features like Film Grain, Super-Res, Scaled References, and other more obscure features of the bitstream. dav1d is a new AV1 cross-platform open source decoder, which is developed with speed and correctness in mind. Currently, the reference decoder (libaom) of AV1 needs major improvements. libaom was basically developed for research purposes, therefore the VideoLAN, VLC, and FFmpeg communities started working on this new decoder, sponsored by the Alliance of Open Media (AOM). What are some improvements and features implemented? dav1d will come with features such as Film Grain, Super-Res, Scaled References, and other more obscure features of the bitstream, which will be available for both 8 and 10 bits depth. Along with that, the developers have improved the public API and the reduced the size of C code. To assure secure decoding for AV1, the team has used fuzz testing. “Then, we’ve fuzzed the decoder a lot: we are now above 99% of functions covered, and 97% of lines covered on OSS-FUZZ; and we usually fix all the issues in a couple of days. This should assure you a secure decoding for AV1,” Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the president of the VideoLAN non-profit org said in his announcement. Performance comparison dav1d shows amazing performance on AVX2 processors, which means that it covers more than 50% of the CPUs used on the desktop. The developers are working on the SSE and ARM optimizations, which will be completed in the next few weeks. To test its performance, clips were taken from Netflix, Elecard and YouTube and was compared with aomdec. When tested on Haswell it gave an average 2.49x relative decode performance. When tested on a more modern Zen machine, dav1d gave even higher average relative decode performance at 3.49x. Here’s how the global comparison looked like: Source: dav1d You can read more in detail about dav1d on Jean-Baptiste Kempf’s announcement. Read Next Presenting dav1d, a new lightweight AV1 decoder, by VideoLAN and FFmpeg YouTube starts testing AV1 video codec format, launches AV1 Beta Playlist A new Video-to-Video Synthesis model uses Artificial Intelligence to create photorealistic videoslast_img read more

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Free WiFi more transit improved airports Canada meets the new NYC

first_imgHudson Yards is to be the city’s newest neighbourhood and is currently the biggest residential development in U.S. history.The crown jewel of the development will be the Vessel, dubbed ‘NYC’s Eiffel Tower’ and made up of 154 interconnecting flights of stairs. It will be free to the public to use, but timed-ticketing will be in place to manage crowds.The development will also feature a Neiman Marcus shopping centre and an observation deck that will be the tallest in the city.St George WaterfrontCredit: The New York WheelStaten Island’s waterfront  will be home to the largest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere. The New York Wheel will be built just to the north of the ballpark and will stand 630 feet tall. That’s 89 feet higher than the Singapore Flyer, the current record holder. It will be comprised of 36 capsules, each able to carry up to 40 passengers with a maximum capacity of 1,440 people per ride.The waterfront will also be home to Empire Outlets, a 340,000-square-foot retail complex featuring 100 designer outlet stores and a 190-room hotel.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaAttractionsOpry City Stage, NYC.Opening early April, Gulliver’s Gate will be an interactive and immersive miniature world in the heart of Times Square. Located on 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, the attraction will feature more than 300 miniature buildings and 3-D printed replicas of some of the world’s biggest cities, including New York City.In July, the four-storey, 27,000-square-foot Opry City Stage will bring a taste of Nashville’s Southern culture and the famous Grand Ole Opry to Midtown. Located on Broadway between West 48th and 49th Streets, the venue will feature a restaurant, bar, listening room and live musical performances.This November, NFL Experience Times Square will bring the world of professional football to life. Including a 4D film with exclusive footage, interactive displays that dive into the NFL training regimen and game plan, physical challenges that allow guests to measure up against the pros, and championship memorabilia, the first-of-its-kind attraction will take fans from the stands to the field.Later this fall, National Geographic ENCOUNTER: Ocean Odyssey will transport visitors below the depths of the Pacific Ocean, where they can interact with virtual marine wildlife combined with new technologies to create a groundbreaking walk-through experience. The new experience will be located on West 43rd Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square invites visitors to their New Year’s Eve countdown exhibit, featuring the original ball from the year 2007.Madame Tussauds New York recently unveiled an 18-foot-high interactive head of King Kong as part of its new permanent exhibit, KONG: Skull Island Experience.Events Red Hook will play host to the first ever ePrix race (think Formula One, but the cars are electric) in July.The city will be host to Ai Weiwei’s multipart Public Art Fund project ‘Good Fences Make Good Neighbors’ exhbit that is running throughout the different boroughs until October.NYC will play host to WorldPride in 2019 on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Free WiFi, more transit, improved airports; Canada meets the ‘new’ NYC Tags: Airports, Museums, New York City, Theme Parks & Attractions Share TORONTO — NYC & Company kicked off a Canadian sales mission in Toronto with Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company, presenting highlights of the “new” New York City including developments in hotels, attractions, dining, and retail. The three-city mission next heads to Quebec City and Montreal.“An ever-evolving destination with momentous developments from hotels to entertainment, we encourage Canadians to come and experience the ‘New’ New York City’ now,” said Dixon. “All are welcome, and we look forward to continuing to welcome Canadians to New York City in 2017 and the years to come.”NYC & Company recently announced a new international communications and marketing initiative, ‘New York City – Welcoming the World’. In Canada, this campaign will be a communications message, but will also be integrated into all in market sales efforts.So what’s ‘new’ about about New York City? Here are some of the developments that NYC-bound clients can look forward to:Hotel DevelopmentsLobby of the The Whitby. Credit: Firmdale Hotels.Open as of this past February, The Whitby is the city’s second hotel from Firmdale Hotels and is located just steps from Fifth Avenue’s luxury shops. The contemporary art-inspired property features 86 individually designed rooms, some with picturesque skyline views.The 612-room DoubleTree by Hilton New York City – Times Square West, which also opened in February, is one of the largest hotels to open in New York City in a number of years. The property features the 4,000-square-foot Lovage Rooftop and Indoor Lounge.Several new properties are expected to open in the coming months, including the Times Square EDITION Hotel (2017), LUMA Hotel Times Square (spring 2017), Embassy Suites New York – Midtown Manhattan (summer 2017) and Moxy Times Square (late summer 2017).InfrastrutureMonday saw the launch of a new ferry service that will connect all five bouroughs by water for the same price as the subway. The plan is to have 21 landings for the ferry giving visitos a scenic transit option.In February, more than 600 state-of-the-art LinkNYC kiosks were installed in NYC’s five boroughs, offering free high-speed Internet, phone calls, and device charging for visitors.Also in February, all 279 underground subway stations have free WiFi access, along with full celluar coverage from the major U.S. carriers.In January, the Second Avenue subway opened. The first major expansions to the subway system in more than 50 years, the newly extended Q line serves approximately 200,000 daily riders. The expansion includes an expanded 63rd Street station, along with new stations at 72nd, 86th and 96th Streets. When fully completed, the line will strech 8.5 miles alon Manhattan’s East Side, from Hanover Square in Lower Manhattan to 125th Street in Harlem.The New York Crossings Project started in January with the city’s most iconic tunnels, bridges and transportation hubs being outfitted with mult-coloured LED lighting that can be synced for events and holidays.LaGuardia Airport is currently being redesigned, to be opened in stages between 2018-2021.JFK is getting a $10 billion upgrade with a focus on expanding and connecting newer terminals, a complete redesign of the airport’s roadways, expanded parking lots, state-of-the-art security technology, world-class amentities and a new TWA Flight Center Hotel.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoHudson Yardscenter_img Michael Smith Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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