Update: After 1.5 years of delay, India’s ambitious lunar mission launches

first_img Update: After 1.5 years of delay, India’s ambitious lunar mission launches INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION C. BICKEL/SCIENCE *Update, 22 July, 2:45 p.m.: India’s much-delayed Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission finally launched today on a 7-week journey to a landing site near the moon’s south pole. The launch, planned for 2018 and described in our story below, was first pushed back to later in the year to allow more tests. Then, a comprehensive review in June 2018 recommended more changes to the mission, pushing the launch to early this year, before damage to the lander legs during a test delayed it further to 14 July. All set to go, a technical snag caused the launch to be aborted 56 minutes before liftoff. But at 2:43 a.m. local time today, all went smoothly and Chandrayaan-2 set off for the moon’s previously unexplored polar regions.Below is our original story from 31 January 2018:BENGALURU, INDIA—Sometime this summer, a spacecraft orbiting over the moon’s far side, out of contact with controllers on Earth, will release a lander. The craft will ease to a soft landing just after lunar sunrise on an ancient, table-flat plain about 600 kilometers from the south pole. 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If Chandrayaan-2 is successful, it will pave the way for even more ambitious Indian missions, such as landings on Mars and an asteroid, as well a Venus probe, says Kailasavadivoo Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) here. Chandrayaan-2, he says, is meant to show that India has the technological prowess “to soft land on other heavenly bodies.”But lunar scientists have much at stake, too. “There has been a rebirth of lunar exploration across the globe, and India can’t be left behind,” says Mylswamy Annadurai, director of the ISRO Satellite Centre. Instruments aboard the lander and rover will collect data on the moon’s thin envelope of plasma, as well as isotopes such as helium-3, a potential fuel for future fusion energy reactors. The orbiter itself will follow up on a stunning discovery by India’s first lunar foray, the Chandrayaan-1 orbiter, which found water molecules on the moon in 2009. Before that, “It was kind of a kooky science to think that you’d find water” there, says James Greenwood, a cosmochemist at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. “Now, we’re arguing about how much water, and not whether it has water or not.” Cameras and a spectrometer aboard the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter could help settle that question.The $150 million mission was originally meant to fly 3 years ago, but Russia failed to deliver a promised lander, prompting India to go it alone. Final preparations are underway on the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, which will launch from the Sriharikota spaceport on the Bay of Bengal aboard India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle.A landing so far from the lunar equator is especially tricky. “It is a difficult and complicated mission,” says Wu Ji, director of the National Space Science Center in Beijing. Less sunlight reaches the poles, which means the lander and rover must be parsimonious with power. The plan is to set down in a high plain between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N, at a latitude of about 70° south. By Pallava BaglaJul. 22, 2019 , 2:45 PM Rover A model of Chandrayaan-2’s rover undergoing tests to prepare for operating in the moon’s anemic gravity. Exploring lunar novaThe lander is equipped with a seismometer to listen for moonquakes and a Langmuir probe that will measure fluctuations in the wispy plasma enveloping the lunar surface. Copernicuscrater Sea ofSerenity Equator Ramp Moon Chandrayaan-2 landing site nearsouthern pole Rover Lander Landing skid The lander will pack as much science as it can into its first lunar day—14 Earth days—as controllers may not be able to revive it after the long lunar night. The craft has a Langmuir probe to measure the moon’s plasma—a wispy layer of charged ions that may explain why the lunar regolith, or dust, has a tendency to float in the thin atmosphere. It also has a seismometer for recording moonquakes. Its seismic measurements would supplement those from the Apollo landings, because readings from high latitudes would be sensitive to signals passing through different parts of the moon. And if the seismometer is lucky enough to record a sizable quake during its operational lifetime, it might offer new evidence in a long-running debate over what the moon’s core is composed of, and whether it’s solid. “We just need more data to understand the lunar interior,” says David Kring, a planetary geologist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, who is not involved in the mission.The briefcase-size rover, weighing just 25 kilograms, will also carry two spectrometers for probing the lunar surface’s elemental composition. The area is enticing, as it is thought to be made up of rocks more than 4 billion years old that solidified from the magma ocean that covered the newly formed moon. The data would be compared with those from Apollo-era missions that landed in other ancient highlands closer to the equator.For some scientists, the most anticipated data will come from the orbiter’s water mapper. Protons in the solar wind generate hydroxyl ions when they strike oxides in the regolith. The ions drift to the poles, where they are trapped in craters as water ice, which the orbiter will inventory. Shedding light on the moon’s water circulation “is a worthwhile endeavor,” says Carle Pieters, a lunar scientist at Brown University. Locating substantial water, adds Muthayya Vanitha, Chandrayaan-2’s project director at ISRO, “could pave the way for the future habitation of the moon,” as water is a limiting factor for operating a base.Regardless of whether Chandrayaan-2 breaks new scientific ground, a successful soft landing near the south pole will be a technical accomplishment for India, as well as a proud moment for the country. It may even benefit other countries’ moon programs. “One of NASA’s main priorities is to go [to the south pole] on a sample return mission,” Greenwood says, “so this could help us also later down the road as they give us more information as to what’s there.”With reporting by Katie Langin. Tychocrater Bulk of previouslunar landings S N Solarpanel Warmelectronicsbox Navigation camera Seeking ground truthWith spectrometers for assaying elements in theregolith, the briefcase-size rover hopes to make the most of the 14-Earth-day lunar day. Pole positionIf all goes to plan, India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission this summer will attempt a soft landing on an ancient high plain of the moon, some 600 kilometers from the south pole. It would be the first land-ing so far from the equator.last_img read more

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Thiago Motta transforms Genoa

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Sandro Tonali scored a goal of the season contender for Brescia, but all three Genoa substitutes were on target to turn it around on coach Thiago Motta’s debut. Click here for the full match report. OR See how all today’s Serie A games unfolded on the Liveblog.last_img

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HP CM calls for check on illegal cultivation of drugs in state

first_imgShimla, Sep 11 (PTI) Taking note of reports of illegal cultivation of cannabis and poppy on government land, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today directed forest and revenue departments to ensure a check on such activities. The Chief Minister said a high level committee, with representatives of departments ofpolice, education, health, information and public relations, agriculture, and horticulture, is being constituted to prepare a plan to curb thedrug menace in the state. He also suggested formation of a separate wing under a Superintendent of Police (SP) with a dedicated team be set up to effectively nab drug peddlers and smugglers. He called upon the urban local bodies and gram panchayats to immediately report aboutany type of illegal cultivation of drugs on both private and government land and said any person giving a clue about drug trafficking or any such allied activity in their vicinity would be suitably awarded. “A lot has been done to root-out the illicit drug trade in the state but whatever had been done so far was not enough to completely eradicate production of cannabis and poppy in the state and to stop smuggling of drugs from outside,” the Chief Minister said. Flagging concern over reports of large number of youths falling prey to drugs he also noted that many youngsters were being used as “couriers” for supplying the psychotropic substance and said police needs to keep vigil on the peddlers involved in the drug trade. It is due to huge profits, illicit drug business attracts criminal organisations and the online pharmacies indulging in illicit sale of pharmaceutical drugs through internet needs to countered effectively, he said. He said that the narcotic wing of the police department would be strengthened and there would be no dearth of funds for tackling the menace. PTI PCL KISadvertisementlast_img read more

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Afghanistan’s Ikram Ali beats Sachin Tendulkar’s unique record set in the 1992 World Cup

first_imgAdvertisement Image Courtesy: Gulf NewsAdvertisementAfghanistan’s Ikram Ali went on to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record in his knock off 86 vs West Indies on Thursday. The Afghan batsmen overtook Sachin’s score of 84 after a gap of 27 years to become the highest score set by an 18-year-old in world cup.Image Courtesy: Gulf News“I’m very proud to have broken the record of a legend like Tendulkar. It makes me very happy,” he said.Ikram, who was brought in as a replacement for the injured Mohammad Shahzad has played nine matches so far, scoring 148 runs at an average of 24.67. Even while Ikram has a huge respect for the little master, it is the former Sri Lankan wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara that he idolizes.“Kumar Sangakkara is always in mind and my thoughts when I am batting out there. His ability to rotate strike and find a boundary when needed, that is what made him a world class batsman. That is what I try to copy as much as I can,” he said.Despite him scoring 86, Afghanistan fell short of the target by 23 runs. Thus they ended the tournament winless even while putting up some superb performance at times. The side will take this as a learning curve and look to make further inroads in the future.Also Read:Lasith Malinga backs MS Dhoni despite a poor outing this World Cuplast_img read more

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Antonio Conte to replace Real Madrid’s Lopetegui?

first_imgLa Liga’s Real Betis footballer Marc Bartra on the ‘worst 15 minutes of his life’ After Sunday’s game, Ramos pointedly stated that managing the dressing room at Real is more important than technical knowledge. Some now believe, perhaps club president Florentino Perez included, that the team needs a firmer hand. Zinedine Zidane and Lopetegui have both been keen to afford freedom to the players while Conte is seen as a demanding coach, meticulous in his tactical preparation and unrelenting when it comes to defensive organisation. “I’ve always had a good relationship with all the coaches,” Ramos said. “Respect is earned, it isn’t imposed. Those are the coaches with whom we’ve won titles. Managing the dressing room is more important than the knowledge of a coach.” The finger of blame is not only being pointed at Lopetegui, with Perez also being criticised for his failure to sign a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese superstar departed for Juventus. “It is not just Julen’s fault”, read the headline on the front page of Marca, Spain’s biggest selling daily. FractiousConte is available after being sacked by Chelsea in July. He had led them to the Premier League title in 2017 in his first season, when a switch to a three-man defence was hailed as a brilliant, and decisive, strategic move. But they finished fifth in his second year, when the Italian grew increasingly agitated and fractious. He criticised the club’s transfer policy and fell out with Diego Costa, who was eventually sold to Atletico Madrid. Conte would be taking over a Madrid team that is now seven points behind Barcelona, who returned to the top of the table after their emphatic win. Ramos insisted, though, the title is not lost yet. “There are people that would believe, others that wouldn’t,” Ramos said. “I have won La Liga from 10 points behind. The key to success is to work. Madrid never gives up when it can turn the situation around.” All the failures that have underlined their problems under Lopetegui were on show in the Clasico: poor finishing, frantic defending and key players performing well below par, let alone at their best. Lopetegui pointed to misfortune too, as Luka Modric hit the post at 2-1, while Suarez’s second came from a penalty, awarded only after consultation with the Video Assistant Referee. “We feel we could have turned the game around, we had chances to equalise, and go on and win,” Lopetegui said. “The punishment was excessive, 5-1 does not reflect the game.” Madrid’s director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno dodged a question about Lopetegui’s future afterwards. “This is not the moment to talk about that,” he said. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates p>This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever Julen Lopetegui’s brief and inglorious reign as Real Madrid coach could come to an end on Monday with the defending European champions believed to have lined up Antonio Conte as his replacement. Lopetegui took training as usual on Monday morning but is not expected to be in post for the Copa del Rey game against minnows Melilla on Wednesday. According to Spanish media, Real directors are set to meet later on Monday, when Lopetegui’s sacking could be confirmed. Conte is the favourite to succeed him but Santiago Solari, the coach of the club’s B team, Castilla, is in line to take temporary charge. In his two seasons with Castilla, Solari has overseen them finishing 11th and eighth in the Spanish third tier. Madrid were thrashed 5-1 by rivals Barcelona on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick, surely sealing Lopetegui’s fate. He was named coach only 139 days ago, with his decision to accept the post costing him the chance to lead Spain at the World Cup. But Madrid’s dreadful recent run showed no sign of abating at the Camp Nou. They have now managed one win in their last seven matches, sit ninth in La Liga and earlier this month went more than eight hours without a goal. Sports daily AS called the defeat a “lethal rout” on its front page on Monday, and it is a far cry from Sergio Ramos hoisting a third consecutive Champions League trophy in May.Related News Messi’s Barcelona endure shock defeat after Levante goal flurry La Liga weekly round-up: 16 years for Lionel Messi; David Villa to retirelast_img read more

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Cardiff T20I: Kuldeep threat looms over England with series on the line

first_imgVirat Kohli’s Team India will look to win the T20 International series against England as they prepare to take on the hosts in the second match of the three-game series at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Friday.India thrashed England in the first T20I on July 3 by three wickets in Manchester and the Men-in-Blue will want to carry forward the same ruthless form in Cardiff.KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav were the wreckers-in-chief for India with the English getting completely bamboozled by Kuldeep’s variations.The England cricket team will now be deploying Merlyn spin-bowling machine in the nets, which will help them prepare for the uncanny spin of the chinaman.Also read – India in England: Team India newcomers Krunal, Chahar ragged by seniorsThe Merlyn spin-bowling machine came into existence in 2005 as England prepared to face the Australian great Shane Warne in the Ashes that summer.However, Kohli will be expecting another dominant show from his side to set the tone for the long England tour.On Friday, the Indian team management is likely to stick to the same playing eleven as they will not try to disturb their winning combination.Also read – India in England: Shardul Thakur replaces injured Jasprit Bumrah for ODIsIn the batting department, opener Shikhar Dhawan, who failed in the first match would like to rectify his mistakes in the second T20I while in the bowling department, pacers who were punished in the first 10 overs would like to display some disciplined bowling.advertisementOn the other hand, the hosts will be desperate to bounce back in the series and would once again rely on opener Jos Buttler, who continued his purple patch of form with another fifty in the first T20I.In order to put a fight against the visitors, apart from Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan will have to quickly learn to read the spinners.Also read – Kuldeep, Chahal will be dangerous throughout England tour: RahulWhile England spinner Adil Rashid did a fair job in the first outing, Moeen Ali was expensive and will have to be economical against the spin-friendly Indian batsmen.The English camp will also miss the services of pacer Tom Curran, who has been ruled out of the remaining T20Is and the ODI series owing to a left side strain.A loss on Friday will see England drop down to rank seven below New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies, respectively.Also read – England pacer Stuart Broad hopeful of playing in Tests against IndiaSquads:India: Virat Kohli (C), Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Umesh YadavEngland: Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

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Moses: Azpilicueta my biggest influence

first_imgChelsea Victor Moses: Azpilicueta has helped me become one of Africa’s best players Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 03:01 11/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Victor Moses Chelsea Arsenal Getty Images Chelsea Nigeria Premier League World Cup The Chelsea wing-back has hailed his team-mate’s influence over his adaptation to a more defensive role after being nominated for individual honours It has been a transformative year for Victor Moses and Chelsea.Antonio Conte’s decision to convert the Nigerian into a wing-back early in the 2016-17 campaign was instrumental in both driving the Blues to a Premier League title and also reviving Moses’ Stamford Bridge career.Ireland 5/1 to beat Denmark 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 The 26-year-old is currently out with a hamstring strain but that will not stop him remembering 2017 fondly. As well as securing his first English championship, he played a starring role as Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.Having already been nominated for the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Player of the Year award, Moses has now been named one of the top-five players from his continent as voting for the BBC’s African Player of the Year prize opens.It is an honour that has previously been bestowed upon former Chelsea greats Didier Drogba, Michael Essien and John Obi Mikel.”Yes, it is amazing,” Moses told Goal in an exclusive interview. “I am pleased with the position I am in today. My manager and team-mates helped me and encouraged me.”It shows how hard I worked last year but it isn’t about being nominated but winning [the award]. Whatever the outcome is, I know that I have had a great year at the club and with the national team as well.”I was part of the first African team to qualify for the World Cup as well which was good for us. I am pleased to follow in [the former Chelsea players’] footsteps; now I want to take my football to the next level.”Every season I want to be the best I can to be Africa’s best player. I will do the best I can.GFX Victor Moses Chelsea“To be honest with you, it is just about hard work. Once you put in the hard work then everything else falls into place.”I am a player that will always look up to Didier [Drogba]. He is a legend, not just Africa and Chelsea, but the whole world. Didier is a great player.”He scores goals, assists and he’s got everything that you’d ask for in a striker. We as African players are all proud of what Didier achieved as a player. The way he holds himself is unbelievable.”Mikel and Essien have been nominated too. I am proud that we were nominated for the same awards.”Moses was born in Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, but moved to England at age 11 as an asylum seeker after his parents were killed in a religious attack.His talent saw him quickly scouted by a number of London’s best clubs. Crystal Palace saw off Tottenham to add him to their academy ranks and he arrived at Chelsea for £9 million after the early promise he had shown at Palace earned him a move to Wigan Athletic, then a Premier League side.Success in west London was not immediate, and Moses was sent on loan to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham.But Chelsea now count on Moses as their first-choice right wing-back. They have been without him for the past month, forcing Cesar Azpilicueta to fill in.The Spaniard may not possess Moses’ direct running or goalscoring threat but the 26-year-old says no one has been a bigger influence on him as he has adapted to the defensive demands of his new role.”I’d say Azpilicueta [has influenced me most],” Moses revealed. “He played a huge part in my defensive development last season.”He is always behind me, always constantly talking to me to make sure I am in the right position. When is the time to go and when’s the time to stay.Victor Moses GFX“The more games I was playing, [the more] we were getting used to the formation and position I was playing, which worked out well for me and he helped a lot.”He understands me. We established a partnership which was very good.”To me, I would say that Cesar is underrated. As a defender he has got everything. He’s quick, he’s got that desire, passion for the game. He just wants to play football. Azpilicueta is never tired. He can run all night in every minute. He wants to play every game.”I think he could play on a Saturday and then again on a Monday. He’s got a great ability.”It is great for us that we have him. He’s someone that loves the game. He is always talking to every player before games. He wakes everyone up and says we have got to go out there and win this game.”The position I am playing at right wing-back, I know I can score goals there. Wherever the manager plays me, I will play. I am not a player who tells him where I want to play and where I don’t want to play. I just want to enjoy my football. It is just a matter of time and the goals will come.”I am now used to this system after playing there last year. I hope to score more goals this season and help my team-mates. As a player, every season you want to do better than you did last season.”I want to be better this season than last season. I am aiming for more goals and assists.Victor Moses GFX“I have already got the fitness. First of all, it is about the hard work you put in to help the team as much as you can. Going forward, I would like more goals and assists.”Chelsea have seen a number of first-team players suffer injuries in the past month and their form has dipped as a result. As well as Moses, Alvaro Morata, N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater have spent time on the sidelines since the last international break.With that being the case, Moses thinks that criticism of the team’s form had gone too far and admitted that his recent injury was a bad one that he cannot rush back from.”The rehab has been going very well and hopefully I can just take my time to get myself as fit as possible to go back out there and enjoy my football again,” Moses said. “It is always frustrating when you watch the lads and you want to go in there yourself to try to help, to do the best you can to help the lads.”Apart from that, it is always frustrating to watch from the sidelines when you just want to go out there and play football. You have to be disciplined, you don’t get to spend much time with the players. I am always by myself with the physio, trying to concentrate on my rehab to get back as quickly as possible.”The lads are doing well and I hope I can keep my feet on the floor and get into the games.”It was a bad one, it was a grade-three hamstring tear which is very bad so I have got to take my time. If I rush myself back then I could just fall back down again so it is about taking my time to be 100% fit to do what I am best at.”I have started doing runs and movements this week, hopefully next week we can see what will happen. I have not done much ball work yet but in my head I feel good and hopefully I should be okay soon.”I think we have done well [in my absence]. We as a team, whatever happens, we stick together as a team and do the best we can. I think people have been a bit too harsh but we as players don’t need to think about that or concentrate on what people have been saying after losing against Roma.”We believe in ourselves collectively and individually, we have great players. We just take each game as it comes. We beat Manchester United, now everyone is saying that we’re the best, football is like this. We believe in ourselves and work hard together as a team.”Moses is hoping that he can cap off his collective and individual achievements of late with a successful campaign with Nigeria at next summer’s World Cup in Russia.The Super Eagles reached the round of 16 in 2014 but were knocked out by France.Victor Moses GFXA year earlier, Moses had helped Nigeria win the African Cup of Nations but success has not been as forthcoming since.Nigeria failed to qualify for the next two continental tournaments and Moses admits that a youthful side felt under pressure to deliver a place at the next World Cup.”There was definitely a lot of pressure,” he acknowledged.”We played a game versus South Africa [in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying] and lost 2-0 at home but a few of our players were in there. Me and Mikel and a couple of other players – we lost and everyone was saying that they didn’t believe in us. They thought we would get knocked out.”We did well, came back strong and won the last four games and qualified for the World Cup. It was good for me and the lads.”It was a tough group; when the group came out, no one expected us to qualify. They thought we were going to lose to Cameroon or Algeria, as the favourites to qualify”We proved everyone wrong, believed in ourselves as players, worked together as a team and ended up qualifying.”We have still got three more games for the African Cup of Nations [in 2019] to play for. We had a lot of young players and everyone expected us to win that game [against South Africa], we didn’t and everyone thought maybe that’s the end of Nigeria.”As a player, you expect that kind of criticism when you play for you nation but we believe in ourselves and turned things around to qualify for the World Cup.”It is an advantage to be a young squad. We just have to believe in ourselves at the World Cup. We have got a few young players.Victor Moses with Nigeria“Me, Mikel and [Odion] Ighalo will try to help the young players to try and make sure that they have that belief and confidence to go as far as we can at this World Cup.”The nation is now proud and happy. Nigeria loves football, they watch every Premier League game as well.”The winner of the BBC African Player of the Year award will be announced on Monday, December 11, while the CAF Player of the Year for 2017 will be announced on January 4.last_img read more

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Jofra Archer shines as England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in only T20I

first_imgJofra Archer shines as England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in only T20IJofra Archer picked up two wickets and effected a brilliant run out as England beat Pakistan in the only T20I on Sunday.advertisement Associated Press CardiffMay 6, 2019UPDATED: May 6, 2019 10:11 IST England vs Pakistan, Cardiff T20I: Jofra Archer shone for England on Sunday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCaptain Eoin Morgan hit a match-winning 57 not out for EnglandEngland gunned down a 174-run target with four balls to spareJofra Archer ran out Babar Azam who was well set on 65England timed their run chase to perfection to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in their one-off Twenty20 international on Sunday.Solid batting from skipper Eoin Morgan (57 not out), Joe Root (47) and James Vince (36) saw England chase down Pakistan’s 173-6 with four balls to spare, finishing on 175-3. Morgan wrapped up the victory with a straight six off Pakistan paceman Faheem Ashraf.Jofra Archer gave another glimpse of his bowling potential for England by taking 2-29 after Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat.In responding to Pakistan’s total, Ben Duckett fell for 9 on his return to England colors for the first time since November 2016.But Vince and Root played some sumptuous strokes to keep up with the rate, before umpire Alex Wharf judged that Vince had feathered a delivery from Imad Wasim down the legside, a decision that was upheld on review.Morgan took 14 runs off three successive balls from Faheem as England pressed home its advantage.Babar Azam led Pakistan with 65 – before being run out by Archer – while Haris Sohail added 50 as the pair put on a 103-run partnership for the third wicket.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow England vs PakistanFollow Jofra ArcherFollow Eoin MorganFollow Babar AzamFollow Pakistan cricket teamlast_img read more

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Shaun Doty’s Chick-a-Biddy

first_img 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts An American Classic: How to Grill Burgers The Right Way Every Time 6 Cocktail Trends You Need to Watch, According to Tales of the Cocktail Experts How to Get Rid of Cigar Breath, Smell, and Smoke Editors’ Recommendations If you were forced to describe Shaun Doty, the first word you would be scrambling for is passionate. The Atlanta based chef, restaurateur and food philosopher exudes an undeniable and infectious love for his cooking, ingredients and customers. And he lives by a code that is simple and easy to understand: “I like affordable, quality dining.”Doty’s varied and ambitious career has led him through culinary stints in Dallas, Charleston (South Carolina), France, Belgium, Colorado, and South Hampton (Long Island). Since the early 2000’s, though, he has called Atlanta home. First at the European influenced MidCity Cuisine, then at Table 1280, before opening his first restaurant, Shauns, a casual neighborhood bistro near historic Inman Park. After Shauns, Doty opened YEAH! BURGER in 2010, followed by Bantam & Biddy—the beloved (and affordable) rotisserie chicken restaurant—in the fall of 2012.This month, Chick-A-Biddy, Doty’s latest restaurant and the sister restaurant of Batnam & Biddy, opened to the public. Doty’s most recent endeavor holds true to his policy of creating affordable, quality dining. However, where Bantam & Biddy taps into traditional Southern cooking, Chick-A-Biddy pushes the envelope a littler further.“This [Chick-A-Biddy] is more artistic and creatively driven,” says Doty. “The menu is simple; it’s more contemporary. In addition to gluten-free fried chicken, we have a lot of salads with unique ingredients and have incorporated plenty of local vendors into the items and dishes that we serve. It’s table service that’s informal. It’s a non-pretentious environment.”What Doty is aiming to achieve with Chick-A-Biddy is a restaurant that serves “chef driven” products (basically high quality dishes), but at a price point that is affordable for someone who is just embarking on their own culinary education. That’s why you will find Warm Kale Salad ($10) butting up against Wood Grilled Fish Tacos ($10), a Blackened Chicken Burger ($10), a Black Bean Quinoa Burger ($10), and gluten-free fried Chicken ($12 for a quarter, $15 for a half) that comes either hot or mild.Though the menu’s offerings are mainly gluten-free, Chick-A-Biddy is not a “health food” restaurant. “I don’t even advocate a low-fat diet,” Mr. Doty explains. “The problem in our society is highly processed foods and foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup. We want to make unprocessed, fresh, forward-looking food that anyone can stop in and buy.” Doty’s own son cannot eat gluten, so the desire to remove that ingredient from his menu stems from a place of personal passion, not just professional.Even though Doty has traveled and cooked all over the world, opened a variety of restaurants, and can wax poetic on the philosophies and importance of using local ingredients (“I won’t use any lettuce that is pre-washed”), in the end, his message remains undeniably fundamental.“Now that I am a little older, all I want to do is apply all the things I’ve learned and accumulated into something that I think is important. And what I think is important is that people should be able to get a quality meal at an affordable price. Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out last_img read more

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Ethics boss Dions professional lifetime spent trying to make government work

first_imgOTTAWA — Mario Dion’s appointment as ethics commissioner in 2017 was slammed by opposition MPs as “just ragingly incompetent and frustrating and cynical.”How can we trust you, they thundered. We weren’t consulted before you were hired. Your history in the civil service is checkered.“Are you tough, are you fair, are you a dog with a bone?” NDP MP Nathan Cullen asked Dion at a hastily-convened committee to review the appointment.While opposition parties may not have trusted the appointment, they certainly didn’t hesitate this week to trust the damning report Dion has now released on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.In a withering review released Wednesday, Dion concluded the prime minister broke ethics law when he pressured Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was attorney general at the time, to halt the criminal prosecution of Montreal firm SNC-Lavalin. The firm is facing bribery charges related to its overseas work.Dion is not granting interviews at this time, his office said, noting the report speaks for itself.Speak it does. Sixty-three pages ripping apart the way Trudeau and his team went to bat for the engineering giant in a bid to protect it from prosecution and in turn potential financial and political fallout.Trudeau has said he disagrees with some of the findings, but accepts responsibility.It’s a response that may or may not resonate with the 62-year-old Dion, who described his view of the relationship between his office and elected officials in a speech at York University last year.“Public officials and ethics commissioners are not adversaries,” he said.“They must work together to uphold the highest standards of integrity in support of the effective functioning of democracy in Canada.”Dion joined the civil service in the 1980s in the Justice department, moving up to a succession of top jobs in three arms-length government agencies: the Parole Board, the Commissioner of Public Integrity and the Immigration and Refugee Board.Those appointments came from both Liberal and Conservative governments, a fact he took pains to point out when his appointment to the ethics job was questioned.The Liberals had promised to consult before filling the post, but instead just informed the other parties that Dion was going to be the one.That, coupled with an auditor general’s report finding “gross mismanagement” in the handling of two files under Dion’s watch as the Commissioner of Public Integrity, saw some MPs question whether he was the right fit for the ethics post.There were also concerns he wouldn’t follow through with investigations already underway when he took over. He was non-committal about them when asked, saying he wanted to review the work himself. He later said he would continue them all.That response may have reflected his earliest education: he was trained as a lawyer in Quebec, where codified laws guide decision making, not past decisions as in the common law system. So, he told the York University audience in 2018, he tends to focus first on what the law says, not how it was applied in the past.“I believe that rigour on the part of my office is very important,” he said.“We expect rigour from public office holders and members in meeting their obligations, and we exercise rigour in reviewing how they are meeting their obligations.”Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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THE BEST COMEDY CLUBS IN TORONTO

first_img1 – Comedy Bar Advertisement 3 – Yuk Yuk’sA hub for Toronto’s Just For Laughs festival, this Entertainment District outpost of the international chain is a good place to go to see touring comics. Facebook Bloorcourt is proud to be home to one of Toronto’s loveliest basement comedy clubs with nightly shows from stand up comedians and improv troupes. 2 – Second CityWith a world renowned reputation that the Toronto chapter of this international comedy club in the Entertainment District more than upholds, this is the place to go if you want to see critically acclaimed comedy, and the place to study if you want to put yourself through comedy bootcamp. Lead photo by Hector Vasquez at The Social Capital, timyoung1023, jaymee.martinBy BlogTO Advertisement 9 – The Underground CafeThe home of stoner comedy in Toronto, this 420-friendly lounge in Riverside is often packed with potheads enjoying hilarious $10 shows. 6 – Social Capital TheatreThere are shows every night on at least one of the two floors of this active improv-focused club above Black Swan Tavern on the Danforth. 8 – RivoliThere’s a stage tucked away at the back of this bar and restaurant that’s played host to tons of musicians and comedians, including up and comers from Kids in the Hall back in the day. 4 – Absolute ComedyShows run around $12 – $20 bucks at this classic Yonge & Eglinton club, but what they’re really known for are their $8 Pro/Am nights where three to five local amateurs perform on the same night as one or two weekend pros. Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: 5 – Bad Dog Comedy TheatreThis upper floor comedy club in Bloorcourt is home to the theatre company of the same name. They run classes out of here and you can also rent out the intimate space. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment 7 – The Corner EastTwo minimalist, cozy locations of this comedy club dedicated to stand up (one in Leslieville and one on Queen West) are named for Toronto’s erstwhile Speaker’s Corner, and the same freedom of expression is embraced at both. The best comedy clubs in Toronto are where to go see the next potential SNL stars, test out your own chops or just blow off some steam with a few good belly laughs and a couple pints of beer. Home not only to improv, stand up, and variety shows but also workshops and classes, these clubs spread joy across the city.Here are the best comedy clubs in Toronto.last_img read more

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Yums quarterly profits slip despite strong samestore sales

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yum Brands missed Wall Street’s profit and revenue forecasts in the fourth quarter despite strong same-store sales growth at Taco Bell and KFC restaurants.Net earnings fell 17 per cent to $1.04 per share.Without one-time items, including a big gain from refranchising 331 company-owned restaurants, Yum earned 40 cents per share in the October-December period, down 58 per cent from a year ago. That was well short of the 95 cents analysts had forecast, according to FactSet.Yum says its earnings took a 41-cent hit because of a change in the fair value of the $200 million investment it made in Grubhub last February.Fourth-quarter revenue fell 1 per cent to $1.56 billion, short of analysts’ forecast of $1.59 billion.Shares of Yum Brands Inc. fell 1 per cent to $93.54.The Associated Press read more

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UN agencies partners call on wealthy nations to adopt emission targets

Climate change will feature prominently on the agenda, when leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States meet tomorrow in Heiligendamm, Germany, for their three-day summit.Today, the heads of more than 20 leading financial service companies – members of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Finance Initiative – called on G8 leaders to adopt deep emission reduction targets no later than 2009.They fear that “unchecked climate change” could lead to an increase in climate-related disasters and include annual economic losses that could rise to as much as $1 trillion by 2040. “Many of the effects of climate change are beginning to be manifested and the threats posed by continued warming will affect – and even possibly disrupt – the operation of markets, societies, ecosystems and cultures,” the group stated.Meanwhile, senior officials from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Convention on Biodiversity and the World Conservation Union and their partners encouraged G8 leaders to protect the diversity of life on earth and support adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, stated that “climate change and biodiversity loss, two strongly linked issues, are poised to interfere with, and even reverse, progress that is being made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)” – specific targets agreed to by world leaders for reducing poverty and achieving major advances in health, education, environment and equality by 2015. The two issues could also disrupt economies and international trade, as well as fuel international conflict over access to natural resources, Dr. Djoghlaf added.Also today, UNDP named banking and insurance leader Fortis as the financial services provider for UNDP’s MDG Carbon Facility, thereby making the Facility – designed to harness the vast resources of the carbon market to bring long-term sustainable development to developing countries – operational.Under the terms of the partnership, announced in Berlin, UNDP will help developing countries conceive projects intended to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, and will ensure that these projects meet the Kyoto Protocol’s agreed standards and deliver real, sustainable benefits to the environment and broader human development. Fortis will then purchase and sell the emissions-reduction credits generated by these projects. The proceeds will provide developing countries and communities with a new flow of resources to finance much needed investment and to promote development. The issue of global climate change is also being discussed at the Junior 8 Summit, an international youth conference in Wismar, Germany, this week with an agenda that mirrors that of the G8 summit. A joint initiative sponsored by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Morgan Stanley International Foundation, “J8” aims to strengthen the voice of children and young people and enhance their ability to influence decisions with the G8. 5 June 2007United Nations agencies and their partners are calling on the world’s leading industrialized nations, on the eve of their Group of Eight (G8) summit, to take bold steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect biodiversity. read more

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Crisistorn Burundis leaders should pursue dialogue listen to concerns of their people

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife Yoo Soon-taek try a water borehole during their visit to Ziway Dugda woreda, Oromia Region. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe “The United Nations has been always urging, particularly Burundian political leaders, including President [Pierre] Nkurunziza, to engage in inclusive dialogue, listening carefully the concerns and aspirations of Burundian people,” the Secretary-General told reporters during a press conference summing up his activities in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where he has been meeting with African leaders since Friday for the 26th African Union Summit. Mr. Ban commended the leadership of the East African Community (EAC) and the AU for their consistent diplomatic efforts to bring peace and stability in Burundi. “Unfortunately, the situation […] has been deteriorating. Many people have been killed and almost every day, we see such kind of violence taking place,” he said, noting that perhaps one million people have been affected by the political instability and humanitarian crisis set off in April 2015 when President Nkurunziza announced a run for a third term. While he has been raising the issue with a range of African leaders, including AU Commissioner Nkosazana Zuma, the UN chief said that first and foremost, it is not the United Nations or the leaders in neighbouring countries “it is [the] Burundian people and Government that should resolve this issue through inclusive dialogue. Since we have not seen much expected outcome, it has become source of great concern, not only in the region but in the continent, and in the world.” He went on to note that yesterday he had met with the Second Vice-President of Burundi Joseph Butore, among other officials, stressing that the United Nations is “very much committed to bring peace and stability, and human dignity to Burundian people.” Responding to questions on the deployment of AU peacekeepers in Burundi, Mr. Ban stressed that the Burundian Government had not agreed to such deployment and that as far as the UN is concerned, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and with the consent of the Government, a small political mission led by Special Advisor Jamal Benomar. “We are now trying to use this special political mission as a way, as a means, to help facilitate a dialogue. [This work] is still ongoing,” he explained. ‹› “I have been urging African leaders to speak and act in one voice. It is a matter of human dignity and human rights. The longer this situation continues, the more people will be killed and affected […] We cannot wait any longer, that is why it is a matter of urgency, that I am urging African leaders to act in one voice, and also particularly urging President Nkurunziza and his Government to listen very carefully and engage in inclusive dialogue,” underscored the Secretary-General. Highlighting some of his other activities in Addis Ababa, Mr. Ban said that he had had also expressed my concern that the leaders of South Sudan have failed to meet the deadline for formation of a transitional government, which he said “is essential and urgent to end the unimaginable suffering of the South Sudanese people.” In discussions on Libya, the Secretary-General said he had underscored the need to build upon the agreement on the government of National Accord and encouraged all Libyan actors to support and join this effort, to help restore peace and stability. And on Somalia, he discussed with regional leaders the importance of increasing support to AU Mission in the country, known as AMISOM, to consolidate gains and provide the necessary support to national security forces. The Secretary-General opened his remarks looking beyond the African region, towards crisis-torn Syria and the UN-mediated talks that began in Geneva this past Friday “aimed at bringing an end to the horrific five-year-long conflict.” “I am glad these talks have started. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura is now leading the talks [which are] long overdue, said the UN chief, urging all parties to “put the people of Syria at the heart of their discussions, and above partisan interests.” Indeed, he stressed, civilians, including children and women, have been bearing the brunt of the conflict. “We must urgently see an end to the fighting, the sieges and the other terrible human rights abuses that have characterized this war,” he said. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center, right) meets with Alpha Condé (center, left), President of the Guinea during his official travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media during his visit to Ziway Dugda woreda, Oromia Region. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a cash transfer point during his visit to Ziway Dugda woreda, Oromia Region. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (third from left) with Senior Advisers attends a press conference during his official travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center, right) meets with Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (center, left), President of Somalia during his official travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (at the podium, right) addresses a High-Level Donors Round Table at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) at food distribution center during his visit to Ziway Dugda woreda, Oromia Region. He was accompanied by Demeke Mekonen (Ethiopia), Ertharin Cousin (WFP), and Kyung-wha Kang (OCHA). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe read more

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Geovariances expands geostatistical capabilities technically and geographically

first_imgGeovariances has acquired the Australian geostatistical resource evaluation and consulting company Tenzing and therefore has established a Geovariances office in Brisbane, Queensland. “We are excited about opening this new office in the southern hemisphere which our customers overseas have been expecting for a long time”, Geovariances CEO Yves Touffait said. “Indeed, despite the thousands of kilometres which separate both countries, Australia is the leading mining market for Geovariances and one of our objectives is to keep on developing the close relationship we have with our customers in Australia and surrounding countries.”By acquiring Tenzing, Geovariances is not only able to now offer a local presence in the Asia-Pacific region, but it also adds to Geovariances services Tenzing’s expertise in applying geostatistics in an industrial context. The delivery of the services that Geovariances currently provides worldwide from France, that is software technical support, consulting, training and mentoring, will be strengthened locally. “This will improve our understanding of, and strengthen our exchanges with our customers in the region”, according to Touffait.Following the acquisition, previous Tenzing Director and Principal Zach Casley, will become the General Manager of Geovariances Pty, and Olivier Bertoli, also a Tenzing Director and Principal, will be Geovariances Consulting and Training Manager for the Mining sector, based in France.“We are delighted to be joining forces with Geovariances, a company with which we have had a close partnership for many years”, Casley said. “By combining Geovariances and Tenzing’s professional expertise in consulting, with Geovariances software and training offer, this new office will provide the clients in the region with an option for geostatistical consulting and software which has not been available locally before”.The acquisition of Tenzing is part of Geovariances development strategy aimed at extending its international representation to help promoting its product and services on a local basis.last_img read more

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Allegri has nothing new over his future

first_imgMassimiliano Allegri insisted that his team have still so much to play for this season but he isn’t sure whether he will stay there for the seasons to come as he hasn’t sat down with the club yet.The Italian coach insisted that his team haven’t won anything this season so far and they want to change it in both Coppa Italia and Serie A as they have a good chance of winning both of these competitions.The former AC Milan manager spoke about his side’s and his own future as he said, according to Football Italia:“Tomorrow, unless something happens, both Gigi Buffon and Juan Cuadrado will start. I need to evaluate the situation in attack, as the decision is whether to play Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic together or leave one on the bench.”Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“At the back, either Daniele Rugani or Medhi Benatia will play. Giorgio Chiellini doesn’t particularly need to rest. Higuain tends to struggle a little after international duty, because with the long journeys and playing for Argentina isn’t easy, but he did well in Madrid anyway.”“We’ve got a lot still to play for, we have to bring home the Scudetto and Coppa Italia, because so far this season we’ve won nothing.”“I haven’t sat down with the club to talk about it. I can tell you that a Champions League quarter-final won’t make any difference. If anything, they make you more eager to continue.”last_img read more

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Rakitic Real Madrid werent very clever

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic suggested that Real Madrid made things too easy for them in Sunday’s 5-1 winLuis Suarez’s hat-trick along with goals from Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal saw Barcelona prevail in the season’s first El Clasico at Camp Nou.Real had briefly got themselves back into the game at 2-1 with Marcelo’ second-half goal, but Rakitic reckons that the visitors made things too hard for themselves when it came to getting an equaliser.“We really enjoyed playing like this is, which isn’t easy when Leo is not there,” said Rakitic, according to Marca.“We were very superior and that’s the way it feels”.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“We played a great match from the first minute, had very clear ideas and the third goal helped us a lot to have peace of mind.”He added: “Madrid had chances.“But they weren’t very clever and luckily we have reacted.”Barcelona, who hold a narrow one-point lead over surprise challengers Deportivo Alaves, will next face a trip to León-based side Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Yolanda Adams To Honor Neil Diamond On GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends

first_img Yolanda Adams To Honor Neil Diamond On “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” The GRAMMY-winning gospel/R&B singer pays tribute to the iconic Neil Diamond during a concert celebrating the Recording Academy’s 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients that will air on PBS on Oct. 5Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Sep 28, 2018 – 5:21 pm GRAMMY-winning Gospel/ R&B singer Yolanda Adams’ vocal talent is mesmerizing. She’s used her voice to pay tribute to icons such as the late Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, and soon you’ll be able to watch her pay tribute to living legend, Neil Diamond. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 28, 2018 – 5:20 pm Yolanda Adams To Honor Neil Diamond Facebook On the upcoming “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,” the energetic performer has what she calls “double duty” as host the spectacular tribute show and performer, honoring Diamond through song. Adams shares that her love for Diamonds music was passed down to her.”When I was growing up, my mom and dad played a lot of his music,” she told the Recording Academy. “So, listening to his songwriting, the way he would use words to get a message that wasn’t like so overt, you know, I liked that about it, so he definitely influenced my writing.”Watch the performance during the special tribute concert that will air on PBS at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 (check your local listings) and will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/gperf.”GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” To Air On PBS Oct. 5 Twitter News Email Yolanda Adams To Honor Neil Diamond yolanda-adams-honor-neil-diamond-grammy-salute-music-legendslast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Related Content News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more November 5, 2009 – Ziosoft has developed flexible workflow tools and additional clinical functionality for the Ziostation system. The Ziostation system is based on a highly scalable, true thin-client architecture that requires no proprietary or specialized hardware components. The advanced workflow optimization tools include a customizable user interface, configurable user workflows and anatomy-specific automatic segmentation using Ziosoft’s proven, intelligent algorithms that combine increased efficiency and diagnostic functions with state of the art performance.New 3D and 4D applications (which are pending regulatory clearance in the U.S.) that will be previewed include: • MR applications: brain perfusion, cardiac perfusion and delayed enhancement analysis• SPECT/CT fusion analysis• 4D CT brain perfusion analysis • Integrated Medicsight colon CAD Ziosoft’s full suite of FDA-cleared 3D analysis applications include:• CT vascular analysis• CT cardiac analysis• CT brain perfusion analysis• CT colon analysis• MR cardiac analysis• Multi-modality fusionEach application leverages the unique capabilities of the Ziostation to deliver diagnostic functions and performance across the enterprise using true thin-client architecture. The optional Versaweb feature expands the reach of Ziostation’s thin-client system to virtually any computer with a web browser and requires no installation of client software, applets or plug-ins. Versaweb provides essential 3D analysis and real-time collaboration tools on a secure website over low bandwidth. Original and saved images as well as reports can be shared by authorized users in real time from a centralized source to optimize the flow of care. For more information: www.ziosoftinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Philips Healthcarecenter_img Technology | November 06, 2009 Ziosoft to Show New Clinical Functionality, Workflow Optimization Tools A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

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Not a gardener No space Try this simple athome salad bar

first_imgSee also: The secret of the world’s most delicious chile jarDo you live in a small home or apartment and feel you don’t have space to garden? A salad bar stand can fit in small places on the sunny side of buildings, under the overhang of the roof, or on a balcony, providing a steady supply of fresh salad greens and herbs for the family.We made our stands from recycled construction materials painted with waterproof paint so they’ll last many years. Planting pots made from recycled plastic or recycled plastic containers are ideal for growing greens at the salad bar. You’ll also need potting soil to grow healthy greens: many families can make their own compost soil right at home from kitchen waste, leaves and grass clippings, although apartment-dwellers may need to buy some good quality potting soil at the local nursery. Lombricompost, which is made by earthworms, is the best type of potting soil.Seeds are often available at nurseries, as well as agricultural supply centers. Some gardeners obtain organic seeds from abroad. You can collect rainwater and use that to water the salad bar greens, which helps to keep the cost down.Small urban gardens can be very productive, and growing some of your own food is a great way to take charge of your health. You can use virtually every square foot of your space, including your lateral space: hanging baskets are ideal for a wide variety of foods, such as tomatoes, leafy greens, runner beans and a variety of herbs. Window boxes can hold herbs, greens, radishes, scallions, bush beans, chard, and chile peppers.Just start small, and as you get the hang of it, add another container with a new plant. Before you know it, you’ll find that a good portion of your salads can come from your own edible garden.Food grown in your own garden is fresher and more nutritious than store-bought food, and tastes better as well — and you can’t beat the price! Urban gardens are also key to saving energy, protecting water quality and topsoil, and promoting biodiversity, all while beautifying densely populated communities.  Many a gardener will attest to the sense of well-being obtained from getting your hands in the dirt, and the pleasure of accomplishment that comes from eating your own home-grown food.We hope you’ll join us this year in the wonderful world of gardening in Costa Rica. Until next time… ¡pura vida!Read more of Ed Bernhardt’s monthly Home Gardening columns here.For more information on tropical gardening – naturally – visit Ed at http://thenewdawncenter.info/blog.html or contact him at thenewdawncenter@yahoo.com.  Related posts:How to grow your own pejibayes (and make the ultimate rainy-season soup) 5 health-boosting ways to improve your garden’s soil ‘Free Seed Festival’ promotes empowerment and healthy living The most Earth-friendly way to supercharge your soil Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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