Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ Andy Murray of Britain hits a return shot against his compatriot Cameron Norrie during their second round of the men’s singles match in the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING — Andy Murray won consecutive singles matches for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in January while U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu won her 15th in a row at the China Open on Wednesday.The 32-year-old Murray beat British countryman Cameron Norrie 7-6 (6), 6-7 (4), 6-1 to make the singles quarterfinals at a tournament for the first time in 12 months.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Murray will face either top-seeded Dominic Thiem or Chinese wild-card entry Zhang Zhizhen on Friday.The No. 6-ranked Andreescu beat Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 7-6 (5) in a second-round match. It was a rematch of a U.S. Open quarterfinal, which Andreescu won en route to her first career Grand Slam title last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Andreescu, a 19-year-old Canadian, will face Jennifer Brady in the next round. Brady earlier beat fellow American Madison Keys 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Becoming his own man Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Novak Djokovic beats Soeda to reach quarterfinals at Japan Open Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?
Mumbai Indians leg-spinner Karn Sharma on Friday equaled Anil Kumble’s record of the best bowling figures by a spinner in the playoffs.Karn picked up four wickets for 16 runs from his four overs as Mumbai bowled out Kolkata Knight Riders for 107 in 18.5 overs, after opting to bowl first at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.Suryakumar Yadav (31) and Ishank Jaggi (28) were the only two batsmen who put up a fight for KKR. Jasprit Bumrah finished with three wickets while Mitchell Johnson picked up two.Karn, who has been favoured over Harbhajan Singh by Mumbai, picked up the wickets of Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir, Colin de Grandhomme and Ishank Jaggi and was even on a hat-trick at one stage.Best figures for spinners in #IPL knock-outs:4/16 Anil Kumble (2009)4/16 KARN SHARMA (Tonight)4/54 Karanveer Singh (2014)#MIvKKR- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) May 19, 2017Kumble had recorded the same bowling figures playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Deccan Charges in Johannesburg way back in 2009.Karn’s spell was instrumental for Mumbai in this crucial game as they introduced the leggie in the powerplay and he repaid his captain’s faith by ripping apart KKR’s top-order. He has been terrific throughout this season picking up 13 wickets in eight matches at 15.07 with this being his best effort so far.This was also his second four-wicket haul against KKR after the one he took in 2014 while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.K Sharma 4 wkt hauls4-38 SRH v KKR (2014)4-16 MI v KKR (2017)#DimagSay Karan loves Kolkata!#BingPredictshttps://t.co/2AQVPErOvM- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 19, 2017advertisement
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth’s spirited bid for a Grand Slam was stopped July 20 by Zach Johnson, who is no longer just a normal guy from Iowa.Not with a claret jug to go with that green jacket.Johnson captured his second major — this one at the home of golf — winning the British Open in a playoff over Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman that capped off five wild days at St. Andrews and a suspense-filled final round.Most eyes were on 21-year-old Spieth. No one ever came closer to the third leg of the Grand Slam.Spieth fought back from taking four putts for a double bogey on No. 8 with back-to-back birdies. He rolled in a 50-foot birdie putt for a share of the lead with two holes to play.After missing an 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole, he needed a birdie on the closing hole to join the playoff.“Up and down for a playoff,” was the last thing Spieth said to caddie Michael Greller from about 90 yards away. It was too far right and rolled to the edge of the Valley of Sin short of the green, and his birdie attempt up the slope stayed inches left of the cup.“We gave it a great effort,” Spieth said.He joined Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods — the three biggest names in golf over the last half-century — as the only players to capture the Masters and U.S. Open, only to come up short in a quest for the holy grail in golf — all four professional majors in the same year.Johnson won the Masters in 2007 and described himself as just a normal guy from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Not anymore.The 39-year-old Johnson now has two majors among his 12 PGA Tour victories, an astounding record and an example that a good wedge game and putter can still go a long way in this era of the long ball. Johnson was in tears when he was interviewed off the green, and he cradled the jug after his acceptance speech.“I’m grateful. I’m humbled. I’m honored,” Johnson said. “This is the birthplace of the game, and that jug means so much in sports.”On a tense afternoon of shadows and showers on the Old Course, Johnson closed with a 6-under 66 by holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation, and caddie Damon Green strutted and flapped his arms in his celebratory chicken dance.Johnson was the first to post at 15-under 273 with his 30-foot birdie putt.Leishman, who considered giving up golf in April when his wife nearly died of a rare respiratory illness, made one bad swing in the closing holes that cost him a bogey on the 16th hole to fall into a share of the lead with Johnson. He had a birdie putt for the win that stayed wide left.After Spieth had to settle for par and a 69 to tie for fourth, Oosthuizen made a 10-foot par putt on the Road Hole at No. 17 to stay one shot behind, and he delivered a clutch moment of his own with a wedge to 5 feet for birdie and a 69 to join the playoff.It was the first British Open playoff since Stewart Cink beat Tom Watson at Turnberry in 2009, and the first involving more than two players since 2002 at Muirfield, the year Woods failed in his bid for the third leg of the slam.Spieth showed guts over the final two hours, and class when his bid was over. He walked off the 18th green applauding the fans and giving them a thumbs-up, stayed to watch the closing hole in the playoff and came back onto the course to hug Johnson.Just two weeks ago, he went to Iowa to take part in a charity event for Johnson before playing — and winning — the John Deere Classic in a playoff for his fourth win of the year.He was questioned for not coming over to St. Andrews to prepare for a rare occasions of attempting the Grand Slam, though Spieth put that notion to rest with a performance that kept him around the lead all week.It was the first British Open to end on Monday since 1988 because of a brief rain delay July 17 and a 10½-hour wind delay on July 18.But what a show. With 14 players separated by three shots — half of them major champions — no one seized control the entire day.Eight players had at least a share of the lead at one point. Most of them fell away.Padraig Harrington drove into a gorse bush on No. 6 and made double bogey. Adam Scott was tied for the lead until he found a pot bunker behind the 14th green for bogey, missed an 18-inch par putt on the next hole and hit onto the road and out-of-bounds on the 18th. He played last the five holes in 5-over par.Sergio Garcia couldn’t keep up with his putter. Paul Dunne, the 21-year-old Irishman bidding to become the first amateur since Bobby Jones in 1930 to win the claret jug, started bogey-bogey and closed with a 78.Oosthuizen was a runner-up for the second straight major. He was one shot behind Spieth in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.Spieth now goes to the PGA Championship with a tiny piece of history left to chase. No one has ever swept the three American majors in the same year.And he can only hope he gets this chance again. Palmer, Nicklaus and Woods never again won the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year.(DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Infineon Technologies introduces the latest Integrated Point-of-Load (IPOL) family which combines ease of use with high power density. It is the industry’s first fully integrated regulator offering PMBUS, SVID and PVID functionality for powering Intel CPU POL rails, chipsets and ASIC/FPGA. With 50 percent space saving compared to alternative external power solutions, this is the smallest solution size of its class.The IR38163/5 and IR38363/5 are tailored for powering Intel V ccio and V cmp rails, and Intel-based Server applications which require SVID support. The devices do not require pre-programming as they are pre-configured for Intel requirements and addresses. IR38263/5 offers 3-bit parallel VID (PVID) for powering Intel chipset P VNN rails and FPGA. It is ideal for Telecom applications which require constant frequency operation, and NetCom and Storage applications that require extensive PMBus, accurate V out, and ultra-low ripple.This family of IPOL devices takes advantage of the benchmark efficiency of the OptiMOS 5. Additionally, the small 7 mm x 7 mm PQFN package with Cu clip allows the devices to operate at up to 30 A, at high frequency with minimal airflow. Pin compatible options are available with and without PMBus support. The family features Infineon’s state-of-the-art PWM engine which provides ultra-low ripple and jitter. They minimize noise and increase control bandwidth while requiring fewer capacitors than other design options. True differential voltage sensing, wide margining range and a 0.5 % V ref accuracy work together to deliver a V out accuracy greater than 1%.With the introduction of an end-to-end Enterprise power family, Infineon’s full solution includes smart digital controllers and high performance IPOL and Power Stages.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Cypress: automotive touchscreen controller with cryptographic engineNext HEITEC: subrack elements enable cost-effective, easier designs
Videos VIDEO: VAR disallows West Brom goal and awards Liverpool penalty in frantic FA Cup clash Joe Wright 04:59 1/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Videos Liverpool Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion FA Cup The use of video replay assistance led to a frantic few minutes in Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with West Brom. VAR was used to disallow a goal in English football for the first time on Saturday in Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with West Brom.The visitors were leading 2-1 at Anfield when Craig Dawson thought he had scored his side’s third with a header 19 minutes into the contest.However, the video assistant referee was consulted and the goal eventually ruled out, apparently because Gareth Barry was standing in an offside position when he tried to help Dawson’s header into the net. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Two minutes later, VAR gave Liverpool the chance to equalise, with referee Craig Pawson awarding a penalty to Mohamed Salah after consulting the touchline screen after a review and penalising Jake Livermore for pulling his shirt.Roberto Firmino, who opened the scoring before two goals from Jay Rodriguez put West Brom ahead, took the spot-kick but crashed his effort off the crossbar.Almost 3-1 West Brom, but VAR rules the goal out! Let-off for Liverpool. https://t.co/qpADXxK4TH— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) 27 de enero de 2018This game has it all 😂Liverpool are awarded a penalty through VAR and the West Brom players are furious!Roberto Firmino only goes and misses it 🙈Get BT Sport 2 HD on now, who knows what’s going to happen next 🤷♂️🙈 pic.twitter.com/f3Q56oIT8C— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 27 de enero de 2018Watch the incredible action from Anfield in the links above! Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Kolkata: With the highly anticipated 2019 Lok Sabha elections drawing closer, Trinamool Congress nominee from Kolkata South constituency Mala Roy began her poll campaign on Wednesday. She was accompanied by Subrata Mukherjee, the party’s nominee from Bankura.Roy said that along with door-to-door campaign and rallies, she would give stress on social media as well. “We will approach the people on social media apart from going door-to-door. We will highlight the failure of the BJP government. Narendra Modi has not deposited Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of the people of the country as per his promise before the 2014 election. The note ban had affected common people very badly. The hate politics of BJP has become a major disaster for India. All these things will be highlighted during the campaign,” she added. A veteran politician, Roy had joined the Chatra Parishad in the 1970s. She had worked with leaders like Siddhartha Shankar Roy, Ajit Panja, Priya Ranjan Das Munshi and Pranab Mukherjee. A household name in South Kolkata, she is now the chairperson of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. It was Roy who had started the fair of foreign birds in the city to create awareness among people, particularly the children and youth. The fair has become very popular in Kolkata and is now being held in most of the wards. “South Kolkata is an important seat and is the focus of news throughout the country. The development projects taken up by Mamata Banerjee have benefitted all sections of people. During our campaign, we will highlight the development work carried out in the city,” Roy said. Roy was watching television at KMC headquarters, when Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee announced her name for the South Kolkata seat. “I am grateful to Mamata di for selecting me for the seat. I will work for the people.” It may be recalled that Roy was a Member, Mayor-in-Council, during the tenure of Subrata Mukherjee as Mayor from 2000 to 2005. The seven segments under the Kolkata South Lok Sabha seat are Kasba, Behala East and West, Kolkata Port, Bhowanipore, Rashbehari and Ballygunge. South Kolkata is the only constituency where six of the seven segments have a minister each. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is an MLA from Bhowanipore. The other ministers are Javed Khan from Kasba, Partha Chatterjee from Behala West, Firhad Hakim from Kolkata Port, Subrata Mukherjee from Ballygunge and Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay from Rashbehari. Sovan Chatterjee, who was a minister until recently, is an MLA from Behala East. Senior party leader Subrata Bakshi, who had been elected from the Kolkata South seat, had won by 1.36 lakh votes in 2014.
LONDON — It’s said that history often repeats itself — the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. Many Britons feel they are living through both at the same time as their country navigates its way out of the European Union.The government awarded a contract to ship in emergency supplies to a company with no ships. It pledged to replace citizens’ burgundy European passports with proudly British blue ones — and gave the contract to a Franco-Dutch company. It promised to forge trade deals with 73 countries by the end of March, but two years later has only a handful in place (including one with the Faroe Islands).Pretty much everyone in the U.K. agrees that the government’s handling of Brexit has been disastrous. Unfortunately, that’s about the only thing this divided nation can agree on.___Follow Jill Lawless on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/JillLawless . Follow AP’s full coverage of Brexit at: https://www.apnews.com/BrexitJill Lawless, The Associated Press
CALGARY — Oil has begun to flow on the southern leg of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, the energy firm said Monday.Spokesman Shawn Howard says the company began filling the US$2.3-billion line with oil Saturday morning in Cushing, Okla.That crude will eventually make its way to Houston-area refineries.Howard says over the coming weeks, TransCanada will inject about three million barrels of oil into the system.TransCanada is still awaiting approval from the Obama administration to construct the US$5.4-billion northern portion of Keystone XL more than five years after it applied for a permit.The company was able to move ahead with the Gulf Coast portion first because it doesn’t cross the Canada-U.S. border.
From the moment he walked into his new dorm room to his first breath of crisp September air on the Bruce Trail, Matt Beard has felt at home at Brock University.The first-year dramatic arts student has quickly settled into his role as a new Badger, with his peers, professors and other members of the Brock community helping with the transition.The 18-year-old Welland native has taken in the sights and sounds of Brock’s Orientation Week and is making the most of the exhilarating time that is the start of university.“On my first day, a student volunteer gave me a huge smile and helped me find my way,” said Beard, whose mother Amanda Laprise is Brock’s Brand Engagement Officer. “Everyone here is really friendly, from the new dons in my residence to the professors in my classes.”It was while entering one of those classes for the first time that he realized he had begun an important new chapter in his life.“Hearing the ambient chatter and seeing the professor standing at the front of the class was surreal,” he said.But the experiences have not been limited to the classroom. Beard also enjoyed meeting new people at the O-Week festivities put on for new students by the University’s Orientation Planning Committee.“The events were so welcoming,” he said. “When you stood by yourself, people would approach you, so that you didn’t necessarily need to be outgoing. It’s important to remember that we are all in the same boat. Everyone wants to get to know each other, and O-Week afforded a lot of different spaces to meet people in a range of inclusive and safe settings, both quiet and loud. It offered much more of a variety than I expected.”Beard believes both big events and small gestures have allowed him to start his Brock experience on the right foot.“The paint party was crazy,” he said of the giant Friday-night bash that left students covered in every colour of the rainbow. “But there are little things, too, like the smile from the woman in the cafeteria or making paper airplanes with my professor on the first day of class. All of these things have made me feel at home.”Brock students Olivia Blevins, Arran Hamilton, Matt Beard and Sammie Marett had a colourful night at Brock University’s O-Week Paint Party on Friday, Sept. 8.In addition to the welcoming environment at O-Week, Beard also attributed his seamless entrance into university life to attending a Smart Start orientation session this summer.“It was a huge help in terms of knowing where my classes were,” he said. “It was like a cool trial day, and you can tell that people who attended feel a lot more prepared. My tour guide also gave me some really great advice and we became friends while he helped me navigate the Mackenzie Chown Complex.”Brock offers three transition programs — Smart Start, LEAP and BaseCamp — intended to help introduce students to University life and to help them find a sense of comfort in their new environment.In a time filled with excitement and change, Beard has managed to find a sense of calm on campus.“Every morning, I have been going down to the Bruce Trail,” he said. “That was one of the main reasons I came to Brock. It’s calming to be able to get out into nature so easily while still being on campus.”While his Brock experience is still in its initial days, Beard hopes to encourage other potential students to take the leap to attend university — not letting nerves stand in the way.“Your peers feel the same way you do,” he said. “And the professors and staff understand what it’s like to be a first-year student. It’s OK to be nervous, it will be a life-changing experience and there are lots of people who are here to help you succeed.”For students unaware of the supports available to them on campus, more information is available on the BrockU 4U website.
Interoperability is a large, intricate, and complex issue that can inhibit technological advances in the international mining industry. Players hold widely different views and interpretations a s to scope, content, application, and end state.Indeed, GMSG has identified interoperability as a priority industry initiative. So they’ve stepped up with a unique approach to the problem—a universal roadmap. It’s important for the industry.Interoperability overlaps and impacts other industry subject matter and developments such as data, integrated operations, and autonomous mining. The pressing need for a common enabling approach has spawned a number of interoperability development initiatives by international industry stakeholder groups – but substantial coordinated development and progress in advancing interoperability on the international stage has yet to materialise. The GMSG roadmap is to provide guidance “through the maze”.To build the roadmap, GMSG launched its Interoperability Definitions and Roadmap Project. The project provides common interoperability definitions, principles, terms, scope, and references needed by, and to guide, further interoperability working group initiatives and developments. The result is generating input for the much-needed international roadmap: a landscape of interoperability initiatives, projects, organisation, and resourcing which are aligned, collaborative, and supportive with interoperability developments of other organisations.The interoperability project is basic but broad. It doesn’t get into details, specific technologies, or solutions; it’s described as a “mile wide, inch deep” logical perspective. It applies the principle of consensus based upon “close enough, not perfection”. The roadmap will consist of pragmatic, achievable, and incremental evolutionary steps that will enable change in the industry from its current state to the end state.The project is organised globally, with a working group leader (WGL) in each of four regions: North America, South America, Australia/Asia, and Europe/Africa. A project steering committee of 24 members drawn from a cross-section of stakeholders from the regions provides guidance; the four WGLs are members. Within each region, the project participants are organized generally into three teams to address logical groupings of deliverables. Two of the teams operate in parallelworking on items like definitions, principles, organizations; their results providing input for the final roadmap drawn up by the third team.GMSG has been addressing and organising this interoperability initiative and working group for the past two and a half years and has held several workshops on autonomous mining and interoperability and made significant progress. “The workshops have featured fruitful discussions and strong support; and often produced plans for future work. However, plans for development work on the roadmap still need further input, jeopardising the originally-targeted completion date of end June 2018. Time has become of the essence.”“To ensure the interoperability guideline and roadmap is a timely success in the face of rapidly advancing technology, further active leadership and strong participation by mine operators is needed to determine and drive industry advancements. In addition, more significant contribution by OEMs is required – as deliverers of the technology. Broadest stakeholder input will clearly make the roadmap fully comprehensive so as to maximise its usefulness to the entire industry. It behooves any company that sees the need for smooth interoperability in mining to shape priorities and benefit by being an integral part of the industry roadmap’s creation.”
Taxi passenger killed after Dublin city crash The driver was also injured. 17 Comments By Paul Hosford 44,999 Views A TAXI PASSENGER was killed and a driver injured following an early morning collision in Dublin city.The incident occurred around 1.40am at the junction between the North Circular Road and Portland Row. It is understood the taxi collided with a car.It left the passenger, in his 30s or 40s, dead and the driver with minor injuries. Both were taken to the Mater Hospital. The driver of the other car was uninjured. The road at the scene has re-opened following an examination of the crash site by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.Anyone with any information is asked to call Mountjoy Garda Station on 01-666 8600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3459401 Image: Google Maps Share192 Tweet Email Image: Google Maps Jun 23rd 2017, 8:07 AM Friday 23 Jun 2017, 8:07 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Les dernières images de Mars capturées par la caméra HiriseLa sonde MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) gravite autour de mars depuis le printemps 2006. Grâce à sa caméra Hirise, elle vient de réaliser des images qui ont été mises en vidéo par la Nasa.Mars se dévoile chaque jour un peu plus grâce à la sonde MRO. En orbite autour de la planète rouge depuis le printemps 2006, la sonde est équipée d’instruments de mesure qui lui permettent de scanner la surface et le sous-sol de la planète.D’un poids de deux tonnes et d’une taille de sept mètres sur 14, MRO embarque le Sharad (Shallow Subsurface Radar), un radar qui a permis de découvrir de nouvelles zones glacées. Il a même rendu possible l’analyse du pôle nord martien et de ses fosses en spirale, créées par les vents qui soufflent sur la planète.De plus, la caméra Hirise (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) a permis de réaliser des images extraordinaires d’une résolution jusqu’ici inégalée de la planète Mars comme l’indique Futura-sciences. Elle montre ainsi les champs de rochers de Utopia Planitia, les dunes noires du cratère Proctor et le souffle des vents qui modifie le paysage sablonneux en effaçant les traces des robots Spirit et Opportunity qui évoluent à sa surface.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAUne vidéo de 2 minutes 30 a pu être réalisée à partir des dernières prises de vue de la sonde. Elle laisse découvrir les régions d’Aerolis, de Zephyria, et les ravines géantes des monts Hellas.Découvrez la vidéo de Mars faite par la Nasa sur Maxisciences. Le 1 février 2011 à 12:07 • Emmanuel Perrin
Neutrinos ultrarapides : le physicien italien à la tête de l’expérience Opera démissionneVendredi, l’Institut italien de physique nucléaire, INFN a annoncé que Antonio Ereditato, le coordinateur italien de l’expérience Opera, avait démissionné. Fin septembre, son équipe et lui avaient révélé que des neutrinos avaient atteint une vitesse supérieure à celle de la lumière.C’est une expérience qui se termine bien mal pour le physicien italien Antonio Ereditato. En septembre dernier, ce chercheur et ses collègues de l’expérience Opéra ont révélé un résultat révolutionnaire : les neutrinos peuvent être plus rapides que la lumière. Une mesure en contradiction avec la théorie de la relativité d’Einstein qui a depuis été infirmée par d’autres expériences et par une possible erreur expérimentale. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Suite à cette révélation, une motion avait été présentée afin de réclamer le départ de M. Antonio Ereditato. Bien qu’elle n’ait pas été adoptée, elle a provoqué de sérieuses divisions entre les chercheurs, rendant la situation ingérable. L’annonce faite vendredi par l’Institut italien de physique nucléaire, INFN n’a ainsi pas vraiment surpris : le scientifique surnommé “le physicien du flop” par Corriere della Sera a donné sa démission. Une décision dont le vice-président de l’INFN, Antonio Masiero, a pris acte.Ce dernier a également indiqué que de nouvelles mesures sur la vitesse des neutrinos sont fixées au printemps prochain afin de vérifier à nouveau les résultats obtenus par Opera. Des mesures qui seront réalisées à partir d’un nouveau faisceau envoyé fin avril du CERN de Genève vers le Laboratoire souterrain du Gran Sasso, en Italie. En octobre, de nouvelles expériences avaient déjà permis de remettre en cause les résultats de septembre dernier.Le 2 avril 2012 à 15:52 • Maxime Lambert
BILLERICA, MA — For Joe Williams, accepting the 2018 Chopps Champion Award for Education at the Boston Marriot Burlington on May 17 felt like coming home.The Billerica resident, who has taught for 25 years at Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School, cooked at the area hotel after graduating from the Culinary Arts program at the same school where he teaches.“Before the kitchen was even built we were making food in a makeshift kitchen in the ballroom for events they had in this hotel. It’s kind of full circle that I am back at the Marriott receiving an award and the manager of the Marriot is one of my students from 2001,” Williams said.Williams was selected by the community as a 2018 CHOPPS Champion in the education category. In addition to public recognition, he was given a $1,000 check to donate to his charity of choice, which is the Wounded Warrior Project.Chopps Champion is an annual online community-wide content to recognize and salute local heroes in business, community, education, first responders/military, healthcare and technology. The annual awards are given to community members who have demonstrated excellence in their field through leadership, achievement and volunteerism.Tim Broadrick, Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical and Vocational School superintendent, said no one was more deserving of this award than Williams.“As a student, Joe was a national medalist in SkillsUSA competition, placing him among the top three Culinary Arts students in the United States.” Broadrick said. “As an educator, he has inspired and mentored countless young people who have gone on to careers in the hospitality industry. He has also remained active in SkillsUSA as a coach and advisor. He is the consummate mentor.”Williams is the lead teacher of Shawsheen Tech’s Culinary Arts Shop and Bakery. The school is a family tradition. He graduated in 1984. His eldest son graduated last year from the Electrical Program and his middle son is a 10thgrader in the Internet Program.“My youngest is in seventh grade, hoping to go to Shawsheen when he enters ninth grade, also to learn electrical. Shawsheen Tech runs in my family,” Williams said.In addition to teaching and advising in SkillsUSA, Williams is also a scout master for Troop 30, which meets at the Billerica Lodge of Elks. As with his work, he volunteers to give back.“I’ve had mentors my whole life. When I first started teaching, my teachers were now my coworkers, they have retired since but they were working with me when I first started for years and they were just great role models. They taught me how to get the job done,” Williams said. “I think I can teach anyone how to cook or bake or make something with food, but much of what I teach is employability skills: come to work every day, be on time, be ready to go and have a good attitude. I tell the kids even though they might not end up in the culinary arts for the rest of their lives, they still need those skills to succeed.”Williams was surprised and honored to be named a Chopps Champion. “You can win an award, but when you win an award for teaching it means that people see what you do and they appreciate what you do.”The Wounded Warriors Project Williams’ designated charity for the $1,000 prize given by the Boston Marriott Burlington. The organization’s mission to help wounded service members stuck a chord as his late father was in the Army and his son recently finished Navy boot camp.“I just want to say thank you to Mr. Broadrick, the staff, the teachers and the students who voted for me, I really appreciate it and hopefully anyone who wants to donate any money can look up Christian,email@example.com,with the Wounded Warriors so we can keep it going through Shawsheen Tech,” Williams said.(NOTE: The above press release is from Shawsheen Tech.)Like 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech Teacher Joe Williams Named ‘Local Hero,’ Recognized For Leadership, Achievement & VolunteerismIn “Education”Nominate An Outstanding Wilmington Resident For 2019 Chopps Champions ContestIn “Community”Shawsheen Tech Welcomes 11 New Staff MembersIn “Education”
Road Accident logoFive people were killed in separate road accidents in Bakolia and AK Khan areas of Chattogram city on Friday.Four people were killed and 12 others injured when a truck hit several stationary human haulers near Shah Amanat Bridge in city’s Bakolia area around 11:00am, reports UNB.Three of the deceased are Nasrin Akter, 35, Shah Paran, 28 and Hasina Akter, 40.The injured were taken to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital, said CMCH police camp sub-inspector Zahirul Islam.In another incident, Sirajul Islam, 60, a transport worker, was killed when a covered van ran over him in AK Khan area in the city around 4:0am, said Zahirul.
Rape logo An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan faces his verdict in Germany on Thursday for the rape and murder of a student that fuelled a backlash against a mass migrant influx.A court in Freiburg was due to announce the verdict and sentence from 0830 GMT in a case that also highlighted shortcomings in cooperation between EU security and immigration authorities.Hussein Khavari, of uncertain age and origin, has admitted to the deadly night-time attack on medical student Maria Ladenburger, 19, in October 2016 in the university town near the French border.Khavari pushed her off her bicycle as she was riding home alone from a party, then bit, choked and raped her and left her on the bank of a river where, an autopsy showed, she drowned.He was arrested seven weeks later after a huge manhunt. Police had found a black hair partially dyed blond at the scene, then spotted Khavari by his hairstyle on security camera footage and linked him to the crime using his DNA.As the crime sparked public anger and revulsion, social media users posted sarcastic “thank you” messages to Chancellor Angela Merkel over her liberal policy that brought more than one million refugees and migrants to the country.Prosecutor Eckart Berger reminded the two jurors sitting alongside three judges that “on trial is a criminal offender and not Germany’s refugee policy”.Jailed in Greece -Khavari arrived in Germany, without identity papers, in November 2015, near the peak of the refugee influx, as an unaccompanied minor claiming to be 16 or 17 years old and hailing from Afghanistan.A police officer told the court that Khavari’s cellphone and social media accounts suggested he had long lived in Iran.Khavari was sent to live with a German host family in the picturesque town on the edge of the Black Forest, went to a local school, learnt German and received state benefits.It emerged only after his arrest that he had already committed a violent crime in May 2013 in Greece, where he pushed a woman off a cliff on the island of Corfu, leaving her badly injured.He was sentenced there in February 2014 to 10 years jail for attempted murder but was granted a conditional release from Greece’s overcrowded jails in October 2015.He fled via Austria to Germany, where authorities knew nothing of his criminal past because Greece had only issued a nationwide warrant, and because no match was detected in an EU-wide fingerprint data base for asylum seekers.Khavari was initially tried as a juvenile offender, but prosecutors have tabled expert opinions that estimate him to be older than 21.One assessment based on X-rays of his bone structure found him to be 22 or 23 years old, while a dental analysis estimated him to be aged between 22 and 29.If a higher age is accepted by the court, the defendant could face a life term under adult criminal law, which usually translates to 15 years behind bars but can be extended for convicts deemed to pose an ongoing threat to the public.Khavari on the second day of court hearings in September admitted to the crime, claiming he had heavily abused alcohol and drugs at the time.He has also claimed that his father died long ago in a battle against Afghanistan’s Taliban.The presiding judge, Kathrin Schenk, in December dialled a number on Khavari’s cellphone and reached his father, who told her through an interpreter that he was living in Iran.
Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:44 The non-partisan Texas Lyceum group focused on immigration because of the role it played in the presidential election and recent actions by the Trump administration.When asked about how immigration affects the U.S., 62 percent of the respondents said immigration helps the country more than it hurts, and a majority of those responses came from young adults.When it came to illegal immigration, over 70 percent of those surveyed expressed concern–specifically in regards to public safety and jobs.Texans were almost split on whether the president or state legislature is handling the issue of border security better.The poll also shows a majority of Texans don’t support the president’s plan to build a wall along the border. X Share
Schematic illustration of a graphene mixer circuit. Image credit: Yu-Ming Lin/Science, 10.1126/science.1204428 (PhysOrg.com) — Taking a giant step forward in the creation and production of graphene based integrated circuits, IBM has announced in Science, the fabrication of a graphene based integrated circuit on a single chip. The demonstration chip, known as a radio frequency “mixer” is capable of producing frequencies up to 10 GHz, and demonstrates that it is possible to overcome the adhesion problems that have stymied researchers efforts in creating graphene based IC’s that can be used in analog applications such as cell phones or more likely military communications. © 2010 PhysOrg.com IBM and others had previously demonstrated that it was possible to create a graphene based transistor; this latest research takes that technology one step further by marrying the transistor and other electronics on a single chip to create a full-fledged integrated circuit.The graphene circuits were started by growing a two or three layer graphene film on a silicon surface which was then heated to 1400°C. The graphene IC was then fabricated by employing top gated, dual fingered graphene FET’s (field-effect transistors) which were then integrated with inductors. The active channels were made by spin-coating the wafer with a thin polymer and then applying a layer of hydrogen silsequioxane. The channels were then carved by e-beam lithography. Next, the excess graphene was removed with an oxygen plasma laser, and then the whole works was cleaned with acetone. The result is an integrated circuit that is less than 1mm2 in total size.The chip produces output signals with mixed frequencies, hence its name, and while the prototype developed is not expected to be used in an actual device, future chips using the new technology are expected to be used in wireless communications. Since a major source of the funding for the research has been provided by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) the first uses of such a chip in an application is likely to be for secretive communications between airborne military pilots; the ultra high frequencies generated make it ideal for such secure applications.Getting the graphene to adhere to other electronic components was by all accounts the most difficult part of the whole process, and apparently took the team, led by Phaedon Avouris, all of a year to accomplish; but it was clearly well worth the effort as research teams the world over continue to search for an eventual replacement to silicon in integrated chips, which by most accounts will hit its limits within the next few years. Explore further 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. IBM introduces new graphene transistor More information: Wafer-Scale Graphene Integrated Circuit, Science 10 June 2011: Vol. 332 no. 6035 pp. 1294-1297. DOI: 10.1126/science.1204428ABSTRACTA wafer-scale graphene circuit was demonstrated in which all circuit components, including graphene field-effect transistor and inductors, were monolithically integrated on a single silicon carbide wafer. The integrated circuit operates as a broadband radio-frequency mixer at frequencies up to 10 gigahertz. These graphene circuits exhibit outstanding thermal stability with little reduction in performance (less than 1 decibel) between 300 and 400 kelvin. These results open up possibilities of achieving practical graphene technology with more complex functionality and performance. Citation: IBM creates first graphene based integrated circuit (2011, June 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-ibm-graphene-based-circuit.html
Creating a platform for budding artists, Chawla Art Gallery announces a Group Show, Petite Pretty-Works within 3×3 feet. With a conscious effort to not restrict the creativity of the participating artists with any particular theme, the gallery provides them the freedom to splash up their creativity upon their canvas, liberally.These pieces of art are strongly representative of the world of Indian art, and do not borrow any influences from any foreign culture. The show is a statement of the evolving taste in Indian Art. The participating artists include Abhinav Chowbey, Arijoy Bhattacharya, Asit Kumar Patnaik, Bharat Bhushan Singh, Chintan Upadhyay, Maya Burman, Ramesh Gorjala, Satish Gujral, Shipra Bhattacharya, Suhas Roy, amongst others. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The appeal and scope of today’s art and its gestures are universal. Art is, but, an expressions of human imagination. The show is a platform for up and coming artists and also an opportunity for the viewer to view works of masters.Unlike fashion, art does not get outdated and we find a lot of artists continuing their previous styles. The show is an opportunity for a viewer to select from paintings, sculptures and photography. There is a mix of figurative and abstract and some works with a surreal feel, and the other’s inspired by tribal and folk art. Displaying works of quality with lasting value has always been the effort of the gallery to retain the great amount of good will it has from the community of art lovers. So, head over and experience these expressions of art on your own.