Pandya brothers are only 2-over bowlers in T20Is: Sanjay Manjrekar

first_imgHardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya have been expensive with the ball against New Zealand in the three-match series, prompting former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar to down criticising the bothers.As a matter of fact the most the brother have been one of the more uneconomical bowlers in the series.Hardik is in fact has been the most expensive bowler in the series for either team having given away a total of 131 runs from the three games. He has a economy of 10.92 having bowled 72 balls and picking up three wickets at an average of 43.67.In the first T20I in Wellington, Hardik Pandya was hit for 51 from his four overs though he picked up two wickets. In the 2nd T20I in Auckland, Hardik went for 36 runs from his four overs as well as picking up one wicket. In the third and last T20I, Hardik was the most expensive, going for 44 in his four overs and he was also wicketless. His elder brother, Krunal didn’t fare any better, as he cost 119 runs from 72 balls at an economy of 9.92. He picked up a total of 4 wickets at an average of 29.75.Krunal in the first T20I went for 37 and picked up one wicket. In the second T20I, Krunal put up a man-of-the-match performance as he took three wickets from his four overs and that too with giving away just 28 runs. In the third and last T20I though, Krunal was his most expensive in the series as he was hit around the park by thge New Zealanders for 54 as he went wicketless.advertisementManjrekar took to social media to raise concerns about the lack of consistency from the two Pandya, who have been the preferred all-rounders for India. He feels the two Pandyas should not be bowling four over in T20Is and may only come good in some of the games but not always.”If not today, the realisation will come soon enough that the Pandya brothers are your 2 overs bowlers & only a good day could bowl 4 in T20Is,” Manjrekar wrote on Twitter.If not today, the realisation will come soon enough that the Pandya brothers are your 2 overs bowlers & only a good day could bowl 4 in T20Is. #INDvsNZt20Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 10, 2019India went onto lose the third T20I as well as the series as they fell short of the New Zealand total by 4 runs. The mixing and matching of players will have to fine-tuned with the ICC Cricket World Cup just round the corner.Also Read | Lots of positives and a few mistakes, says Rohit Sharma after T20I series defeatAlso Read | I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20Ilast_img read more

Barcelona showed they had more experience: Juergen Klopp after Liverpool defeat

first_img Next Barcelona showed they had more experience: Juergen Klopp after Liverpool defeatLiverpool went in 1-0 down at the break but after dominating the early part of the second half, Messi struck twice including a superb long-range free kickadvertisement Reuters BarcelonaMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 11:40 IST Juergen Klopp’s side had their chances too with James Milner having two shots saved (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool suffered a 0-3 loss to a Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final 1st legJuergen Klopp’s side had their chances too with James Milner having two shots savedLiverpool must now try to turn the game around at Anfield, an even harder task without an away goalLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp said his team could not have played much better despite their 3-0 loss to a Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.”Football is like this. It is about scoring goals and they scored three and we scored none but the performance was really good, the boys played a super game, to be honest, but against a side like Barcelona, a few moments are enough to give them the opportunity,” Klopp said.”What can I say? I am really happy with the performance but of course not too happy with the result, we have to take that, that’s football and we know that. You don’t get grades, only a hard result and we have to accept that.”Liverpool went in 1-0 down at the break but after dominating the early part of the second half, Messi struck twice including a superb long-range free kick.Klopp’s side had their chances too with James Milner having two shots saved and Mohamed Salah striking the post.”That is how it is. How we created the moments was outstanding, how we caused them problems was outstanding, we controlled the game so well,” Klopp said.”We went in at halftime, analyzed the half, told the boys what we can do better and what have to do it again. I don’t know if we can play it much better, to be honest,” he said.”But then you have that one moment, the ball hits the crossbar.. and then Messi is there for an easy goal. Then a wonder strike again, that is how it is. That ball was obviously unsaveable,” Klopp added.advertisement”Barcelona showed they had more experience. We saw that in the moments when they stopped our rhythm, going down, but that’s part of the game,” the German said.Liverpool must now try to turn the game around at Anfield, an even harder task without an away goal.”3-0 is not the easiest result but we have another game (second leg) and our people will be there,” he said.Also Read | Champions League: Lionel Messi scores 600th goal as Barcelona crush Liverpool 3-0Also Read | Champions League: Ajax Amsterdam outclass Tottenham 1-0 in semi-final 1st legFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow UEFA Champoins LeagueFollow Lionel MessiFollow Juergen Klopplast_img read more

The Manual Wind: Ressence Type 1 Genesis

first_img 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Editors’ Recommendations In the watch world, new brands emerge all the time.  Whether its a name dug up out of the crates of watch history, or the namesake of a skilled watchmaker, new names are hitting watch dials with annual frequency.  One of the newer arrivals on the scene is Ressence.  In 2010, a forward thinking watchmaker by the name of Benoit Mintiens introduced three prototypes at Basel World in Geneva.  These prototypes set out to redefine how a watch tells time.  Losing traditional hands and a crown, Ressence has a minimalist design achieving the feel of a 42mm pebble on the wrist.  Five years later, Ressence has introduced a number of eye catching editions.  It’s latest, the Ressence Type 1 Genesis, maintains a minimalist design and looks as if an alien being might have left it for us to find.Milled from a single block of titanium, this piece is as raw as it looks.  The dial is made up of four discs which rotate like planets in orbit.  Galvanized hands and markers make for a natural contrast on the roughly milled dial made of convex nickel silver.  This revolutionary new way of approaching the displaying of time is a first in a watch.  All the discs rotate independently but in sync to tell accurate time all under a bubble sapphire crystal.  Setting and winding of the watch is done on the underside of the case.  With no crown, this piece does not discriminate against which hand you wear.  Attached with a berenia calf strap, this piece has a complete natural look.Industrial design has taken one of the most classic items in history, the wristwatch, and turned it into a whole new specimen.  Minimalist design and finishing has been paired with innovative thinking and movement complication to create a simple masterpiece.  With only five examples of this piece being produced, this is truly the definition of simplistic and rare.  With a price tag of nearly $20,000, you should hope you stumble upon one the aliens accidentally left behind. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. last_img read more

External Affairs in safe hands

first_imgWhile there were several surprises stacked in the unveiling of the new Council of Ministers, anticipation soared over possible portfolios they might hold. Finance Ministry, vacated by an ailing Arun Jaitley, was the centre-stage of speculations as predictions flew in galore. Piyush Goyal and Amit Shah were discussed as possible incumbents but to everyone’s surprise, Nirmala Sitharaman is the new and first full-time Union Finance Minister. On the other hand, the obvious choice of Rajnath Singh for the seat of Home Minister was put in Amit Shah’s bowl as Rajnath was handed over the charge of Defence Ministry. The three ministries of Defence, Finance and Home were obviously the most-anticipated ones but part of the big four which had a surprise in store was the external affairs minister. Former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is the new Union Minister for External Affairs. Many would opine that the minute Jaishankar was spotted at the swearing-in dais, his fate was sealed to become the foreign minister. And, they have their reasons to believe so since Jaishankar has been the foreign guy for Prime Minister Modi. From a diplomat to Union Foreign Minister, Jaishankar has been the most surprising yet valuable inclusion into Modi’s cabinet. While everyone knows that Jaishankar has been close to Modi since his stint as the foreign secretary from 2015-18, often accompanying him on foreign visits upon PM’s insistence, acceding the seat of foreign minister remains a rabbit-out-of-the-hat move by PM Modi. Jaishankar’s one-year extension as foreign secretary cites the level of faith Modi has in him and maybe that corroborates the decision to give him MEA. Jaishankar’s history as a diplomat only compliments the post he has got in Modi’s cabinet. For him, assuming office at South Block might not be a new affair though heading it is obviously going to be both a matter of pride and thrill. Dubbed as the architect of Indo-US nuclear deal signed back in 2008, Jaishankar’s foreign tales definitely make him a man of impact. Known to close circles as the man behind Modi’s foreign policies in his first term is now the face of those in his second. Jaishankar’s academic qualification – PhD and MPhil in International Relations besides MA in Political Science – as well as his three-decade-long foreign stints make him the most competent person to take over the requisite office; he is considered one of the mightiest brains on strategic affairs in the country. His father, K Subrahmanyam, is credited with drafting the country’s first-ever policy on its nuclear strength and arsenal and formatting the “no first use” policy. Negotiation regarding the resolution between India and China at Doklam last year is also credited to Jaishankar. Though Modi knew Jaishankar from his days as ambassador to China, it was his posting in the US which caught Modi’s eye and gave impetus to his promotion as foreign secretary. Clearly, during his time as the foreign secretary, Jaishankar left a resounding remark of his expertise in handling foreign affairs and Modi has rightly recalled that in giving Jaishankar the foreign ministry. Also Read – Securing nutritionForeign affairs is a matter that the PM himself keeps a close watch at and with Modi’s first five years being a super success in terms of bilateral ties and foreign visits, the next five have plenty of new avenues in store. Jaishankar, meanwhile, will have to cater to various external affairs that India must pay heed to viz. Pakistan policy, Iran Oil conundrum, BIMSTEC progress as well as negotiating better terms with the US after suspension of the preferential trade system (GSP). Jaishankar will also have to cater to India’s global influence and stature extending to key multilateral forums like G-20, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, ASEAN, SAARC and BRICS. A membership bid in UNSC and NSG is also what India desires and while as foreign secretary, Jaishankar could do only so much, being the foreign minister, he has been empowered by Modi to take decisions he could not earlier. Padma Shri Jaishankar has the floor for the next five years to decide India’s strides on the global front while crafting quality bilateral relationships with countries over a flurry of themes from security cooperation to trade agreements and mutual development. India’s foreign policy is going to be crucial in the next five years given the development on cards and the fact that we are the fastest emerging economy in the world right now clocking an impressive GDP and making breakthroughs in space and defence.last_img read more

Liberals face pressure to act on safer drug supply amid opioidrelated deaths

first_imgOTTAWA — The Trudeau government is facing pressure to make safer opioids available to people who use street drugs as overdose deaths continue to increase.The push is coming from public-health advocates and from at least one Liberal MP from Toronto, Nathaniel Erksine-Smith.British Columbia’s provincial health officer has called for Ottawa to look at the issue of supply, saying B.C. and other parts of the country are grappling with a poisonous street-drug supply that is killing people because they can’t tell what’s in the drugs they use.Richard Elliott, the executive director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, said it is necessary to address the toxicity of the drug supply to reduce the number of deaths.His organization was part of a coalition that pointed to toxicology results from across Canada showing opioids on the illegal market are often contaminated with extra-potent fentanyl.Health Canada said in a statement that its minister, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, asked officials in the fall to explore options to address the toxic supply.Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Yellowknife film hits the Cannes big time

first_imgAPTN National NewsLater this month, France’s world famous Cannes film festival will bring the world’s best films together with Hollywood’s “A List” to watch them.And for the first time there will be a film from the Northwest Territories.APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers has this story.last_img

Province and ICBC announce increased treatment for people injured in motor vehicle

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The B.C. government and ICBC announce new regulations for the treatment of people injured in motor vehicle accidents.The province says these changes create a care-based car insurance system in B.C. that will provide increased care. New regulations, coming into effect April 1, 2019, will increase ICBC accident benefits for anyone injured in a crash regardless of fault. Customers will also have access to an expanded list of treatment providers, and updated treatment fees.Christine Bradstock, CEO for PABC says this announcement is positive news. “Working together with ICBC, we see this announcement as positive news for people injured in a motor vehicle accident, as they will have access to enhanced physiotherapy coverage. This is also excellent news for physiotherapists that treat ICBC patients as it allows for early intervention and increased treatment time for patients.”The regulations include updated treatment fees and types of treatments covered by ICBC for both new and existing claims. They also define a minor injury as it relates to payouts for pain and suffering, building on the legislated definition.Treatment protocol guidelines for examination, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of minor injuries to provide more consistent care for people injured in a crash are also included in these changes.For more information on this announcement, you can visit read more

Laayoune Attorney General informs WGAD on legal rights of prisoners in

first_imgLaayoune – The Attorney General of the King at the Court of Appeal in Laayoune, Abdelkarim Chafai informed the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) on the legal and human rights approach, and the legal rights granted to any prisoner in Morocco.After his meeting with the WGAD which is on a visit to the Kingdom at the invitation of the Moroccan government, Mr. Chafai told the press that he discussed with the members of the delegation the legal and human rights approach as well as the grantees granted to persons held in police custody, including the right to remain silent, to inform their families, legal assistance and the right to contact a lawyer.This meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the issue of guarantees of a fair trial as defined by the criminal proceedings in accordance with international agreements, he added, noting that the new Constitution of 2011 emphasizes the primacy of international treaties over domestic law of the country. The visit of the UN group in Morocco (December 9-18) is part of the openness process of the Kingdom, and its interaction with the mechanisms of the UN system of human rights and its irreversible strategic choice on the matter.last_img read more

Three men found guilty of contempt at UNbacked Sierra Leone war crimes

The United Nations-backed court set up to try suspects indicted for war crimes in Sierra Leone today found three senior members of the country’s former Armed Forces Revolutionary Council guilty of contempt for tampering with a former prosecution witness.Santigie Borbor Kanu (aka Five-Five) and Hassan Papa Bangura (aka Bomblast) were each found guilty on two counts of interfering with the administration of justice by offering a bribe to a witness, and for otherwise attempting to induce a witness to recant (or to state that he testified falsely) testimony he gave before the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).Ibrahim Bazzy Kamara was convicted for attempting to induce a witness to recant his testimony, the court stated in a news release. He was found not guilty on a second count, of offering a bribe to a witness. Mr. Kamara was also convicted on a third count of knowingly violating a court order protecting the identity of a witness who had testified against him in the AFRC trial.Mr. Kamara and Mr. Kanu are currently serving sentences of 45 and 50 years, respectively, on convictions for war crimes and crimes against humanity. A fourth accused, Samuel Kargbo (aka Sammy Ragga), pleaded guilty at his initial appearance in July 2011 and was convicted on both counts. He subsequently testified for the prosecution. Mr. Kargbo remains free on bail on his own recognizance pending sentencing. Based in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the court was set up in 2002 to try those most responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law in the civil wars that plagued the country, starting in 1996. read more

Croatia through with 4 points after a magnificent match

croatiaeuro 2014handballSweden ← Previous Story Poland qualifies for the Main Round! Next Story → Allez! Les Experts 100% at the Euro after a routine win Convincing Croatia wins narrowly in a clash against Sweden, to secure four points for the Main round. It was tough to call a favorite on this one, as the result was close; within 2 goals for the most part of the match, with 25-24 being the final score. The Olympic vice-champions were boosted by the ‘Yellow Sea’ (as labeled by Tom Ó Brannagáin), as Swedish fans were crowding the BrondbyHallen. Their idols thanked them with a two-goal lead just 3 minutes before the half time, but 7 turnovers made in the first half proved too much for Croatia to miss out on. The last minutes of the match saw Croatia with the narrow lead as both Johan Sjostrand (14 saves, 38%) and MirkoAliliović(6 key saves) did well for their teams when it counted the most. STATISTICSIn the first 8 minutes of the match it was DomagojDuvnjak against Sweden, as Croatian star was 3/3 from the field at 3:2.Croatia was better in converting chances into goals, with accuracy just under 50 percent (10/23, 43%) in the first half. It was the line-player position where the coaching duo Ola Lindgren and Staffan Olsson decided to strike the opponent, as Nilssonscored two, while creating chances, sneaking behind the back of Gojun. Sweden had a spell of good play between 10th and 20th minute, as the outscored Croatia 6:4, but the lead was short-lived, as Alilovićagain prevented goals from Petersen and Ekdahl Du Rietz, allowing Ćupića fast-break goal to take the lead. Half time ended with a relatively low score for both teams, at 10-9 in Croatian favor.Sweden got back on level terms right from the start of the second half with a goal from Ekberg.Sjostrandwho replaced Andersson on goal earlier, did vey well to keep the notorious Croatian wingers quiet from all areas. Sjostrand magnificently parried Štrlek’s fast-break effort, just as Ekberg tied to 16:16. The 50th minute was key to the match, as Croatia gets a two-goal lead through Štrlekwho scored from the fast break. Difference was back to one, after time-out from Sweden, as they wasted no time chasing the game, but Sweden fans might feel it was of no avail, as it was the closest they could get before conceding again. The score went to +3 at 20:18with an effort from the amazing Buntić scoring 6/7 overall.Swedish left backKarasson’s 5th goal of the match, brought Sweden within a chance, but the effort was swiftly answered by Buntićwith his 5th goal of the match, 5 minutes until the end, at 22:19.It was Karrasson again under the spotlight, with two minutes until the end, but for all the wrong reasons, as he puts his hand out, to prevent Bićanić from scoring a clear-cut chance, earning himself an early bath.Horvat set 25:23 from the fast break, followed by a consolation goal from Nielsen, who forcefully smashed the ball in the top-right, to relieve the frustration of loosing 25:24. TEXT: NEMANJA SAVIC read more

How photography works at the Super Bowl

first_imgThe people at Sports Illustrated know a thing or two about sports photography, so when they put out a video explaining how photographs are taken and processed at the Super Bowl, I stop and watch. Previously we’ve talked about the experience of pro sports photography, but that was nothing compared to what these guys are doing.The photographers are taking multiple shots a second and then handing memory cards to runners whose job it is to get them the photo processing team. Those guys have computers that process 11,000 shots an hour, where a normal, puny rig can handle just a thousand or so. A team of two people process an incredible 35,000-40,000 images during the event, entirely on-site.AdChoices广告The amount of tech talk is limited to the numbers above, and past that it’s mainly just photographers talking about their jobs and what makes a great photo. It’s a bit sappy, but it’s an interesting enough look at another aspect of the (and every) big game.via fstopperslast_img read more

Family statement says Ibrahim Halawa moved to prison hospital

first_img Ibrahim in prison Image: Somaia Halawa Source: Paul Murphy/Twitter Ibrahim in prison 176 Comments 32,162 Views By Sean Murray Image: Somaia Halawa Earlier this month, the Irish national had his trial delayed for the 19th time. In January, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said that “substantial resources” were being used by the government in an attempt to secure Halawa’s release.Read: Ibrahim Halawa’s trial has been delayed for a 19th timeRead: Charlie Flanagan says ‘substantial resources’ are being deployed to secure Halawa’s release Share507 Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article THE FAMILY OF Ibrahim Halawa has said he has been moved to hospital in the Egyptian prison where he has spent the last three-and-a-half years.A statement from his family said that he was moved to hospital on Tuesday with a heart problem they say has “deteriorated”.An aunt of Halawa’s was said to have visited earlier this week and said that the prison hospital facilities were very poor and that his room had no access to sunlight.His family said in a statement: “We feel the government must do something different and be tougher. It’s time they put a deadline on this.When is Ibrahim’s suffering going to end? He has been in prison for almost four years. His health is not good. He is on hunger strike. How much longer. We feel that we are losing him. The government must act now before it’s too late.AAA-PBP TD Paul Murphy told that this latest news on Halawa is “very, very worrying”.He said: “It re-emphasises for everyone who wants to see Ibrahim released that we need to put as much pressure as possible on the Egyptian authorities.Authorities had claimed that he had no heart condition, but that now appears not to be the case. In the immediate term, he must get the medical attention he needs, and then in the long term he needs to be freed. Ibrahim Halawa moved to prison hospital, with the heart condition that the authorities tried to deny he had when we were there. #FreeIbrahim— Paul Murphy (@paulmurphy_TD) February 23, 2017 Short URL Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 6:03 PM Family statement says Ibrahim Halawa moved to prison hospital His family say his heart problem has deteriorated. Feb 23rd 2017, 6:03 PM last_img read more

Sexton on track to face France Schmidt hopeful of Carberys availability

first_imgSexton on track to face France, Schmidt ‘hopeful’ of Carbery’s availability The pair trained separately during this morning’s open session in Belfast. Friday 1 Mar 2019, 2:01 PM Mar 1st 2019, 2:01 PM Share Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 30 Comments Subscribe Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloudSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Ryan Bailey reports from Queen’s University, BelfastJOE SCHMIDT IS ‘confident’ Joey Carbery’s hamstring injury will not rule him out of the remainder of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign, allaying initial fears that the out-half is also a doubt for Munster’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Edinburgh.Carbery suffered the injury in training ahead of Ireland’s championship trip to Rome and trained separately to the rest of Schmidt’s squad at this morning’s open session at Queen’s University in Belfast. Carbery is nursing a hamstring injury. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOThe 23-year-old — who impressed off the bench during Ireland’s win over Scotland in round two — was given a modified workload under the supervision of an IRFU medic, before Schmidt delivered an update on his fitness.The Ireland head coach said he is ‘hopeful’ Carbery will be fit for next weekend’s game against France at the Aviva Stadium, but the Munster 10 will need to come through sessions at Carton House next Wednesday and Friday. With Johnny Sexton also doing speed and agility work behind the posts, Connacht’s Jack Carty, who made his debut off the bench against Italy, was running reps in the pivot position during the 68-minute hit-out opposite the U20 team.“They’re both on track, Johnny is certainly ahead of Joey,” Schmidt said afterwards. “Johnny is going to be fine [for France], he’ll train next week.“We’re hoping that Joey will be fit to train, potentially on Wednesday.“If he can train Wednesday and do Friday then that’s sufficient lead-in that he can be in contention, so we’ll just have to wait and see. We’d be very confident about Johnny.”There was positive news on CJ Stander, Jordan Larmour, Tadhg Beirne and Garry Ringrose, who all missed the round three win over Italy through injury, but took a full part in this morning’s squad session.Stander was originally ruled out for four weeks with a nasty facial injury suffered on the opening weekend against England, but the Munster number eight is back fit and raring to go.“CJ is fine, he got a poke in the eye but that was fine,” Schmidt continued. “He’s running around refreshed, he’s very keen to be in the mix.”Dan Leavy was in attendance but was reduced to a watching brief in front of a large Friday morning crowd at Queen’s, having trained separately with Robbie Henshaw earlier in the day. Schmidt said both are on a ‘slightly different programme.’ Sexton didn’t train fully on Friday. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOLeavy has been struggling with a calf injury and last played in Leinster’s Pro14 win over Connacht over Christmas while Henshaw has been sidelined since sustaining a dead leg against England. Schmidt added: “He [Leavy] and Robbie Henshaw trained this morning, so we’ve got them on a slightly different programme.“He, again, is on track to train potentially on Tuesday next week and hopefully he’ll train Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Robbie is on the same kind of path at the moment.“It’s how they pull up after training this morning, they worked pretty hard this morning and we’ll get a better idea post that.”Seán O’Brien’s workload has been managed by the IRFU medical team this week and the Leinster flanker returned to his province to get through some conditioning work, while there was no sign of Sean Cronin and Jack McGrath among the 21 senior players in Belfast. “Just the volume of work we want to do over the three days, we thought it was better that he spread his work across the week,” the Ireland head coach said of O’Brien’s absence. He’s been in with us a lot, where we try to have a reasonably tight number at camp with us.“With Seán, he was back with Leinster doing a conditioning week and he’ll be back with us on Tuesday.”Quinn Roux, Ultan Dillane, Tom Farrell were absent as they start for Connacht in Saturday’s Pro14 clash against Ospreys, with Caolin Blade named on the bench for Andy Friend’s side, while both John Cooney and Jordi Murphy start Ulster’s trip to Dragons.Bernard Jackman joins Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey to discuss the backlash to World Rugby’s league proposal, captaincy styles, sports psychology and more in The42 Rugby Weekly. By Ryan Bailey 15,339 Views Short URLlast_img read more

Grippe bientôt un grand sondage sur la vaccination

first_imgGrippe : bientôt un grand sondage sur la vaccinationL’Institut national de veille sanitaire (INVS) a annoncé une enquête sur la grippe pour janvier 2011.Pour “contribuer aux orientations de la politique vaccinale en France”, l’INVS vient d’annoncer un sondage national, qui permettra d’établir le profil vaccinal des français. L’enquête sera menée par l’institut IPSOS. Les sondés seront tirés au sort et contactés par téléphone. Un enquêteur leur posera plusieurs questions ainsi qu’à d’autres membres du foyer s’il y en a. Le questionnaire aura une durée d’une dizaine de minutes.Grand coup d’envoi de l’étude, début janvier 2001.Le 19 décembre 2010 à 09:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img

Lembryon continue de fasciner les chercheurs en France malgré linterdiction

first_imgL’embryon continue de fasciner les chercheurs en France, malgré l’interdictionBien que la recherche sur l’embryon humain soit interdite en France depuis 2004, l’Agence de la biomédecine a délivré des dérogations pour plus de 70 projets de recherche. Deux d’entre eux devraient rapidement déboucher sur des essais cliniques, a-t-elle indiqué.La France interdit la recherche sur l’embryon humain depuis 2004. En revanche, l’Agence de la biomédecine peut, de manière exceptionnelle, délivrer des autorisations aux équipes de chercheurs français qui en font la demande. Pour que la dérogation leur soit accordée, l’Agence évalue la pertinence scientifique et tient compte de l’aspect éthique de leurs projets. De plus, la recherche autorisée doit exclusivement porter sur des embryons surnuméraires (obtenus par fécondation in vitro, lorsqu’il n’y a plus de projet parental, ou lorsqu’ils sont porteurs de maladies génétiques graves et destinés à être détruits) et l’accord des parents est toujours nécessaire. Ainsi, au 31 décembre dernier et depuis 2005, l’Agence a autorisé 76 protocoles de recherche et donné son feu vert à environ 80 demandes d’importation ou de conservation de CESh.En revanche, 12 projets ont été rejetés pour des raisons d’ordre scientifiques ou éthiques, dont un projet d’ordre cosmétique, indique la directrice générale de l’Agence, Emmanuelle Prada-Bordenave. En effet, les études sont surveillées de près et un registre national des cellules souches embryonnaires humaines (CSEh) et des embryons est tenu par l’Agence. De même, des inspections sont organisées et les équipes sont tenues de faire un rapport annuel sur l’avancée de leurs travaux.Etudier les premiers jours d’existence de l’embryon A l’occasion des 3e journées de l’Agence de la biomédecine, Mme Prada-Bordenave, a fait le point sur les recherches en cours. Elles étudient le fonctionnement de l’embryon au tout début de la vie. Il s’agit de savoir comment les cellules différenciées se construisent à partir de la fusion des deux gamètes ou comment s’installe la maladie. Par ailleurs, les recherches portent sur les “cellules différenciées” (qui sont déjà spécialisées), pour régénérer des tissus.Parmi les projets les plus avancés, on trouve ceux qui devraient rapidement aboutir à une demande d’autorisation d’essais cliniques. Mme Prada-Bordenave cite notamment ceux qui visent à utiliser des cellules différenciées pour réparer le muscle cardiaque après un infarctus et pour régénérer la peau dans certains cas d’ulcères. Un troisième projet de recherche, qui n’en est pas encore au même stade, concerne l’œil.Une loi en passe d’évoluer À lire aussiMaladie d’Alzheimer : les femmes discriminées dans la recherche ?En parallèle, les Radicaux de gauche ont fait une proposition de loi qui vise à autoriser la recherche encadrée sur l’embryon. Cette proposition devrait repasser prochainement devant l’Assemblée nationale, après avoir été votée par le Sénat en décembre dernier. “Dans la proposition de loi adoptée par le Sénat, le rôle de l’agence n’est pas modifié, ni dans son principe ni dans son étendue. Il restera obligatoire de demander une autorisation à l’Agence”, précise Mme Prada-Bordenave.Cette situation ne satisfait cependant pas les chercheurs, à l’instar du Dr John de Vos, un chercheur travaillant sur les CESh à Montpellier. “Aujourd’hui, la loi dit que la recherche est interdite mais autorisée par dérogation. Cela peut freiner certaines équipes qui craignent qu’on puisse revenir sur les dérogations ou de ne pas obtenir les financements, et puis c’est très peu lisible, notamment au niveau international, une loi qui interdit cette recherche mais l’autorise en pratique”, déplore-t-il.Le 1 juin 2013 à 09:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

9YearOld NASA Reject Offered Planetarium Job

first_imgStay on target Tune In As Brad Pitt Speaks With NASA Astronaut on ISSNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Jack Davis, the adorably tenacious fourth grader, turned down for a job at NASA, is being head-hunted by the Liberty Science Center.Davis made headlines this week after he applied to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s vacant Planetary Protection Officer position with a handwritten resume.“I may be nine, but I think I would be fit for the job,” the New Jersey-based boy said. “One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien.”Davis has seen “almost all the space and alien movies I can,” watches Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., hopes to see Men in Black, and is “great” at video games.Best of all: “I am young, so I can learn to think like an alien.”His age, though, is exactly what’s holding Davis back from becoming Earth’s next PPO. (NASA told him to “study hard and do well in school” so he can one day join the civilian space program.)Just remember, Jack: When one door closes, another opens. In this case, the doors of Liberty Science Center’s forthcoming Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium.Advertised as “the biggest and best planetarium in the western hemisphere,” the projection hall is set to open “in a few months.” And it could use a consultant like Davis.“You can work right here at Liberty Science Center,” President and CEO Paul Hoffman said in a video message to the boy. “It’s gonna be awesome. And I’d like you to be our first Kid Science Advisor. Gimme a call, and we can work this out.”The institution also sent a letter urging the Davis family to get in touch.via Liberty Science CenterOne noticeable omission from the LSC’s correspondence: the promise to match NASA’s six-figure income.“We are not offering a salary,” a science center spokeswoman told CNET, adding that the organization “would love to have him as a kid advisor, until he heads off to NASA in many years.”The Jersey City museum would certainly be a stepping stone for the self-proclaimed “Guardian of the Galaxy,” who reportedly has not yet responded to LSC’s invitation. He’ll have his people call your people.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Employer and employee national insurance thresholds to be aligned

first_imgAutumn Statement 2016: Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that employer and employee national insurance (NI) thresholds will be aligned from April 2017.This will see both employees and employers start paying NI on weekly earnings above £157. This will simplify the payment of NI for employers.The current thresholds for 2016/17 stand at £155 per week for employees and £156 for employers.Genevieve Moore, partner at accountancy firm Blick Rothenberg, said: “The Chancellor announced an alignment of employees and employers NI thresholds and this to be a cost to employers.“It is unlikely that this will be a barrier to employment, but the largest employers will pay the most; and they’re not necessarily the most profitable businesses.”last_img

Penton Credit Rating Revised

first_imgAccording to S&P, Penton’s first quarter revenue increased 11 percent due, in large part, to its merger with Prism Business Media Holdings, which was finalized in February 2007. EBITDA for the quarter increased 33 percent, also due to the merger.Pro forma revenue fell 4 percent, according to S&P, due to weak advertising demand in the company’s publishing segment. Penton isn’t the only b-to-b publisher facing difficulty in the rocky credit market. Last month, S&P revised Cygnus Business Media’s credit rating outlook from stable to negative because of concerns over Cygnus’ significant debt due in 2009. Earlier this year, S&P revised its outlook of Hanley Wood from stable to negative, citing the soft housing market and “weaker than expected” 2007 operating results. A little more than a month after Penton Media called for a salary and hiring freeze, and launched a company-wide revenue reforecasting, Standard & Poors has removed the b-to-b publisher from its CreditWatch program and affirmed its ‘B’ credit rating. “The affirmation and CreditWatch removal follow the company becoming current with its filing of financial statements,” analyst Tulip Lim said in a statement. Penton was placed on CreditWatch on April 24 with what the financial credit rating agency called “negative implications.”Last month, Penton laid off 42 employees in response to certain product groups feeling “the effects of the economic downturn that has impacted much of the business-to-business media industry,” CEO John French [pictured] wrote in a memo to staffers at the time.last_img read more

Remains of child found in burned Tununak home

first_imgAuthorities say the remains of a small child have been recovered from a home that burned down in the western Alaska village of Tununak.KTUU-TV reports that troopers had responded to the fire early Friday, and they initially reported that a young child had been unaccounted for.The remains that were found in the destroyed home are being sent in for an autopsy and an identification of the child.Details about what caused the fire have yet to be released.Investigations in the case are ongoing.last_img

Using lasers to cool and manipulate molecules

first_imgWith molecules, though, things become tricky. The emission of a photon typically sets a molecule to rotating or vibrating. “They don’t return to the same state they started in,” DeMille explains. “The frequency of the laser is no longer correct for its photons to be absorbed by the molecules.” In order to get around this problem, the team at Yale built on a couple of different ideas. He says that Michael di Rosa of Los Alamos National Laboratory pointed out several years ago that certain molecules were not likely to begin vibrating, so that they could be used. However, di Rosa’s scheme would take at least six different lasers working at the same time such that the rotating (and occasionally vibrating) molecules would all absorb photons. A recent idea came from Jun Ye’s group at JILA, who pointed out that some classes of molecules could avoid vibration and rotation, but in these molecules the time needed to complete an absorption-emission cycle would be so long that slowing and cooling would be inefficient. ( — “For years, we have been using laser cooling to trap and manipulate atoms,” David DeMille tells “This has been very useful for both basic science and many applications. Recently there has been great interest in cooling and trapping molecules as well. Their rich internal structure makes molecules useful for a wide range of new experiments and possible applications.” Explore further Schematic depiction of the experimental result. Credit: J. Barry Buffer gas cooling could open up the field of ultracold physics Photo of the experimental apparatus, including E. Shuman. Credit: Mellissa DeMillecenter_img 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. “We took elements of these two ideas,” DeMille says, “and combined them. We looked at situations where you could have the best of both schemes and picked what should be the easiest case.” Using strontium monofluoride, the team at Yale was able to experimentally demonstrate a scheme for optical cycling in this diatomic molecule using two diode lasers, which are common and inexpensive. “We deflected a beam of molecules using a large number of photon kicks from the laser, which is an important step toward laser cooling.”Based on these results, lasercooling of strontium monofluoride should be within reach. “We suggest that by adding one more of these simple diode lasers, we should be able to take it the next level and actually cool the molecules. Our calculations show it should work, and we are in the process of experimenting with it now.”More information: Shuman, Barry, Glenn and DeMille, “Radiative Force from Optical Cycling on a Diatomic Molecule,” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: Copyright 2009 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Citation: Using lasers to cool and manipulate molecules (2009, December 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Of course, the complexity that makes molecules interesting also makes them more difficult to manipulate than atoms. Using lasers to cool molecules, therefore, comes with its own set of problems. DeMille, a scientist at Yale University, believes that a solution may have been found. He has been working with Yale colleagues Edward Shuman, John Barry and David Glenn to come up with a viable method of laser cooling for molecules. Their ideas and preliminary experimental results on the subject can be found in Physical Review Letters: “Radiative Force from Optical Cycling on a Diatomic Molecule.”“Arguably the most difficult part of cooling molecules is trying to apply a force that opposes the molecule’s velocity. For atoms, this is accomplished using the Doppler effect. A moving atom sees incident light at a Doppler-shifted frequency. By the appropriate choice of laser frequency, you can ensure that the atom preferentially absorbs photons opposing its motion.” DeMille says. “The atom receives a small kick along the laser beam from each photon it absorbs, then emits its own photon in a random direction. This cycle returns the atom to its original state, but on average it has been slowed down a little. Do this some tens of thousands of times, and you can slow an atom enough for it to be trapped and manipulated.”last_img read more