Doctor honoured for her work with CLP patients

first_imgA doctor from north Bengal, Neela (Cathrine) Bhattacharya, has been awarded for her work with children born with cleft lips or palates. Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit recently presented the award instituted by a Chennai-based organisation. Dr. Bhattacharya has treated around 4,000 children. She is also the recipient of the 100 Women Achievers in India award, given by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Dr. Bhattacharya was the first to set up a plastic surgery department in Siliguri. She said she was elated with the award, “particularly as it came from [her] home State Tamil Nadu”.last_img read more

NCAA to be more lenient on technical fouls

first_imgView comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The league will also retain its rule on hand checking.“You can not use your hands to prevent offensive players from moving because we believe that talent should come through and we will not allow dirty tactics and hand checking to prevent that,” he said.Players and coaches will also be given more room to react on calls.“We will not slap automatic warning or technical foul based on the initial reaction of a player or coach because we want to give them a chance to control their emotion and we don’t like the league with robots and not playing with human element, which is the beauty of sports,” said Saguisag.“Of course, there are boundaries and we will punish people who will cross the line,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNCAA deputy commissioner Atty. Rebo Saguisag said the league has created a 40-man pool of referees from the Basketball Referees Association for Schools, Colleges and University in hopes to have a unified interpretation of rules.The 93rd Season of the NCAA opens on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last year, the league had three separate groups in its officiating team under the guidance of then-commissioner Andy Jao.“This year, we tapped BRASCU because we want consistency and one interpretation of our rules,” said Saguisag, who filled in for commissioner Arturo “Bai” Cristobal during the PSA Forum on Tuesday at Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSaguisag also said the NCAA will revert back to Fiba ruling with the application of possession arrow instead of jump balls in the last two minutes.“We agreed in principle that we will return to the possession arrow rule the whole game,” said Saguisag. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Last one for Pacquiao—Roach Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveralast_img read more

Salado carries Chiefs in OT

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “We had to go to Salado and we were able to execute,” said Codiñera. “We trust him.”The Chiefs, who bounced back from a 76-67 loss to San Sebastian last week, also got a solid effort from Zach Nicholls who hit two triples to keep Arellano afloat in overtime.Earlier, Letran turned back Emilio Aguinaldo College, 83-80, for its first victory of the season, while San Beda got back to winning ways with an emphatic 76-52 triumph over the St. Benilde Blazers.The Knights drew a big lift from the unheralded pair of Jeo Ambohot and Jeremiah Taladua, who combined for 29 points as the Knights stunned one of the teams tipped to contend for a Final Four berth this season.Ambohot, the 6-foot-6 center, limited EAC’s Cameroonian counterpart Hamadou Laminou, to just seven points on 1-of-7 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mangulabnan grabs Superbikes lead View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ It was a terrific response from Salado, after he missed a couple of free throws in regulation that allowed the Bombers to send the game into overtime at 62-all.Codiñera marveled at his squad’s resolve and composure with Salado, in particular, showing why he’s been hailed as the successor of Jio Jalalon. Salado finished with a game-high 25 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I don’t know how to describe it,” said Codiñera. “This game was a great character builder for us because I saw how the players trusted each other.”Codiñera said he had full confidence in Salado to deliver, after Jed Mendoza, who sent the game to overtime with a triple, split his free throws to give the Bombers a one-point lead, 70-71, with four seconds remaining in overtime. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado staked his claim as Arellano’s top gun, nailing the decisive basket that lifted the Chiefs to a 73-72 overtime victory over the Jose Rizal U Heavy Bombers Tuesday night in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Given the green light to take over the offense by coach Jerry Codiñera, the reed-thin guard blew past Gio Lasquety before hitting the floater over the outstretched arms of Abdel Poutouchi for the winning basket with two tenths of a second left in the extra period.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Television actor Ashish Sharma’s photo shoot will leave you stunned

first_imgTelevision actor Ashish Sharma , who essayed the role of Lord Ram in Siya Ke Ram, knows how to impress his fans.He has upped his game with the latest bold and smoking hot photo shoot along with wife Archana Taide.He can be seen sporting a gothic look- wearing dark kohl, nose ring and braided hair-do.Pictures courtesy: Instagram/ archanataideThe two lovebirds got married on January 30, 2013. They got married thrice, in a Hindu wedding ceremony in Jaipur, a Christian wedding in Goa–as Archana is a Catholic, and finally a court marriage.He will soon be making a comeback on the small screen with Prithvi Vallabh. The show will hit the screens from January 20.Watch: Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya: Diya is the new maharani of Kesar Mahallast_img read more

ST: STM32H7 MCUs combine dual-core performance with rich feature integration

first_img Continue Reading Previous Tektronix announces new 3 MDO and 4 MSO series oscilloscopesNext RIGOL: new vector signal analysis option for RSA5000 series real-time spectrum analyzers The new STM32H7 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics are the industry’s highest-performing Arm Cortex-M general-purpose MCUs, combining dual-core punch with power-saving features and enhanced cyber protection. The new devices leverage a 480MHz version of the Cortex-M7, the highest performing member of Arm’s Cortex-M family, and add a 240MHz Cortex-M4 core. With ST’s smart architecture, efficient L1 cache, and adaptive real-time ART Accelerator, the MCUs set new speed records at 1327 DMIPS and 3224 CoreMark executing from embedded Flash. ST’s Chrom-ART Accelerator delivers an extra boost to graphics performance. To maximize energy efficiency, each core operates in its own power domain and can be turned off individually when not needed.Developers can easily upgrade existing applications through flexible use of the two cores. They can add a sophisticated user interface to an application such as a motor drive formerly hosted on a single-core Cortex-M4 MCU by migrating legacy code to the STM32H7 Cortex-M4 with the new GUI running on the Cortex-M7. Another example is to boost application performance by offloading intensive workloads such as neural networks, checksums, DSP filtering, or audio codecs.The dual-core architecture also helps simplify code development and accelerate time to market in projects where user-interface code may be developed separately from real-time control or communication features.STM32H7 MCUs come with pre-installed keys and native secure services including Secure Firmware Install (SFI). SFI lets customers order standard products anywhere in the world and have the encrypted firmware delivered to an external programming company without exposing unencrypted code. In addition, built-in support for Secure Boot and Secure Firmware Update (SB-SFU) protects Over the Air feature upgrades and patches.Compared to Flashless processors, STM32H7 MCUs deliver high performance with the extra advantage of up to 2MByte Flash and 1Mbyte SRAM on-chip to better handle space constraints and simplify the design of smart objects in industrial, consumer, and medical applications with real-time performance or AI-processing requirements. Moreover, the Cortex-M7 level 1 cache and parallel and serial memory interfaces offer unlimited and fast access to external memory.Additional advanced features include Error Code Correction for all Flash and RAM memory to increase safety, multiple advanced 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), external ambient-temperature range up to 125°C allowing use in severe environments, an Ethernet controller and multiple FD-CAN controllers giving communication-gateway capabilities, and ST’s latest high-resolution timer for generating precision waveforms.ST has already extended the STM32Cube ecosystem by adding STM32CubeH7 firmware modules with application source code, including graphical solutions based on TouchGFX and STemWin graphical-stack library. There are also new Evaluation, Discovery, and Nucleo boards. Developers can leverage all the standard elements of the STM32Cube development environment, including the ST-MC-SUITE motor-control toolkit, STM32Cube.AI machine-learning toolkit, STM32CubeMX, STM32CubeProgrammer, and certified partner solutions for STM32.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Southampton Test: Moeen Ali spins England to series victory over India

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India outsmarted Australia tactically thanks to Virat Kohli: Ravi Shastri

first_imgIndia cricket team head coach, Ravi Shastri said he was in awe of Virat Kohli’s captaincy during India’s historic 2-1 win in the recently-concluded four-Test series in Australia. Kohli became the first captain in the 71-year history of Test cricket between the two cricketing superpowers to lead an Indian team to Test series win on Australian soil.Shastri heaped rich praise on his captain, Kohli for his on-field tactics, especially his field placements, in the fiercely-fought Test series. The former India captain made a special mention to the dismissal of Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne on the third day of the drawn final Test in Sydney.Kohli had Ajinkya Rahane closer to short mid-wicket after witnessing a bit of reverse swing while Mohammed Shami was playing. Labuschagne was trying to play straight but after the field change, he hit one straight to Rahane, who took a brilliant low catch. India were unable to seal a 3-1 win despite posting 622 for 7 declared in the first innings of the Sydney Test as rain washed away most of the last two days.”Tactically I think we outsmarted Australia. And a lot of credit should go to his [Kohli’s] leadership on the field,” Ravi Shastri told India Today’s Boria Majumdar in Sydney on Tuesday.”A lot of credit should go to his leadership on the field.. you know, changing of fielders every now and then tinkering with the field a little bit. When you had Labuschagne out caught on the on-side, that was classic Test match cricket… moved him to his right, moved him to his left and then spread two mid-wickets, had another one and pop comes up the catch and Shami persisted. For me, that session defined the Indian cricket team.”advertisementPlenty of classic catches in the #AUSvIND series – here are the top five! (@cricketcomau) January 7, 2019Ravi Shastri back Virat Kohli’s in-your-face approachWhile a lot has been said about Kohli’s in-your-face attitude, coach Shastri said the India captain’s passion makes a world of difference to the team.”I have seen very few international cricket captains to have that kind of passion when one goes out in the middle. Yes, one’s personality can be different, some may be quiet, some may be reserved. But this guy is in your face. What it does is, it sends a message to the opposition, it sends a message to your dressing room. As players in the tea,m you want to emulate him, you want to get behind him. It makes the team more confident, the youngsters more confident. Players who come into the team pick it up straight away. It makes a world of difference. That passion and the drive gives confidence to the bowlers. It serves more than one role. When you see him on the field with that kind of passion, where he is so expressive, makes a world of difference,” Shastri said.Win in Australia as big as 1983 World Cup win: ShastriIndia were expected to shed their tag of poor travellers in 2018 as they had headed to South Africa and England with an all-round team, including a well-oiled bowling attack. However, tactical errors and ordinary batting displays made sure the Asian giants returned empty-handed. Nonetheless, India achieved a historic win in Australia after learning from mistakes that were made in the two previous overseas tours of the 2018-19 season.Shedding light on the important of the win Down Under, Shastri added: “Sheer hard work, determination, Taking pride in one owns performance and the team’s performance… all those qualities came into play for executing a performance like this. We’ve done well over the year with wins in South Africa, England. But we weren’t able to put it across the finishing line. And this new year when it happened, it was an awesome feeling.”I have been coming here for many many years and Indian teams have been coming here for 71 years, and when you see it unfold in front of your eyes… when you see all the hard work that has been put into paying off… it is probably the most satisfying feeling. That is why when I said 83 [Cricket World Cup] was big… 85 [World Championship] was big.”Also Read | India vs Australia: ‘Ravi Shastri asked players to leave their driver’s license at home’ Also Read | Rishabh Pant now needs to learn how to finish games, says Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Indian batsmen found Jasprit Bumrah ‘one of the most difficult’ to face: Bharat ArunAlso Read | India vs Australia: BCCI announces huge cash rewards for Virat Kohli’s history makersAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more

Two Permanent Cease Trade Orders Issued Against Nova Scotia Companies

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Securities Commission has issued permanent cease trade orders against Celtic Tiger Minerals Exploration Inc. and The Cape Breton West Wind Field Inc. The companies violated Nova Scotia securities laws by not filing continuous disclosure documents. The Cape Breton West Wind Field Inc. is a Nova Scotia community economic development corporation and Celtic Tiger Minerals Exploration Inc., is a reporting issuer. The director of corporate finance ordered the above named companies to comply with Nova Scotia securities laws and ordered all people and companies to permanently cease trading in securities of the above named companies. To view the orders, visit the Enforcement Section under the What’s New page at . The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province. -30-last_img read more

Thieves looking for big scores with stolen truck tailgates BC police

first_imgABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Truck owners in four Vancouver-area communities are being warned about thieves targeting vehicles for their pricey tailgates.Const. Ian MacDonald of the Abbotsford Police Department says over 80 tailgates have been stolen in the city since early 2016 as well as in Mission, Chilliwack and Langley.Charges have been laid against one man in connection to three thefts, and MacDonald says Abbotsford police are working with other jurisdictions to find more suspects.The bulky pieces of metal may seem difficult to steal, but MacDonald says the act of lowering a tailgate is unlikely to draw much suspicion from onlookers.He says once the gate is lowered, it’s relatively easy for someone to cut cables and lift the piece from a vehicle.MacDonald says thieves could sell the parts for up to $6,000 but replacing a tailgate can cost up to $10,000.“The ease and lucrative nature of it is really quite astonishing,” he says. “If every tailgate represents a $1,000 to $3,000 haul, it makes it a little bit more worthwhile to lug that very conspicuous item out of there.”Police say thieves seem to be targeting various truck models made between 2008 and 2016.Tailgates have gone missing in a variety of places, MacDonald says, including residential neighbourhoods and commercial areas where people have parked overnight.Truck owners are being urged to make sure their tailgates are locked to help prevent theft.last_img read more

Postmedia invests in The Logics subscriptionbased digital news service

TORONTO — Postmedia Network Inc. plans to buy a minority stake in The Logic Inc. — a digital-only Canadian media outlet with a mandate to break tech-focused news through investigative journalism, the two companies announced Wednesday.Andrew MacLeod, chief executive of Postmedia — owner the National Post and other publications — said that discussions began after he and Logic founder David Skok were introduced to each other a few months ago by a mutual acquaintance.“And then we just realized there might be an opportunity to make something interesting happen. So it evolved,” MacLeod said Wednesday in a phone interview.Some of the details are still being worked out by the two companies, such as the size of Postmedia’s investment, but MacLeod said there will likely be some revenue sharing.“We see it as an opportunity to utilize some of the content that The Logic produces and disseminate it across our network.”“And then, as an investor in The Logic, we’re incentivized to help them grow their digital subscription business and we would participate in that growth as a potential investor.”But MacLeod said there will be “zero impact” or reduction of Postmedia’s own editorial coverage “because we’re very comfortable — in fact, we’re very proud — of our existing editorial footprint.”Postmedia’s six-month series on innovation last year won one of the gold medals issued at SABEW Canada’s Best in Business awards in April. The Logic’s coverage also won golds in two categories at the same awards. Skok, The Logic’s chief executive and editor-in-chief, wrote in a separate blog posting that the partnership will allow the startup operation to hire more reporters. Its current staff of nine, includes four reporters.“We hope this will expand the debate on how Canada can continue to be a better place to live and work, and that we can develop our subscriber community as a result,” Skok wrote. Companies in this story: (TSX:PNC.A, TSX:PNC.B)David Paddon, The Canadian Press read more

White van used by suspects in prison bus attack found

The police said that gunmen who arrived in a vehicle opened fire at the bus. The police media unit said that according to initial investigations, the gunmen had been wearing clothes similar to a police uniform. (Colombo Gazette) A white coloured van used by the suspects involved in the prison bus attack in Kalutara yesterday has been found, the police said.The police said the van was found in the Horana area today. Underworld member Aruna Udayashantha, alias Samayan, was killed in the shooting incident. Two prison officers were also killed in the shooting incident.The police said that five police teams have been deployed to investigate the shooting incident. The prison bus was shot at in Kalutara last morning killing seven people including an underworld member. read more

UN refugee agency opens new office in Afghanistan to better track returns

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has opened its fourth office in Afghanistan in an effort to improve its capacity to monitor the movements of returning Afghans and distribute relief aid.The agency’s new office, which opened on Sunday, is located in Jalalabad, home to many of the approximately 1 million refugees now living in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province. UNHCR also has an international presence in Kabul, Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif. The only key area where the agency has no office is Kandahar in the south, where security problems are hampering the relief effort.Despite the ongoing humanitarian and security problems in Afghanistan, many refugees have returned from neighbouring Pakistan and Iran in recent months. UNHCR estimates that 80,000 Afghans have crossed back since last November.At the same time, some 3,000 Afghans who left last week are still massed just inside the Pakistani border. According to UNHCR, the new arrivals said they had left because they lacked international relief aid, feared new bombing raids and were suffering the devastating effects of a three-year drought. read more

Annan deeply disturbed by Israeli raid in Gaza

“The Secretary-General is deeply disturbed by Israeli military incursions today in Gaza City and the Rafah refugee camp, in which at least eight Palestinians were killed and many others injured,” a statement issued by a UN spokesman in New York said.”He stresses that such actions, including the reported house demolitions, are contrary to international humanitarian law. He believes that they contradict the international community’s efforts to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, following yesterday’s presentation of the Road Map to the parties.”The Road Map is a plan drawn up by the diplomatic Quartet – the UN, United States, Russian Federation and European Union – which aims at settling the conflict through parallel steps over three years by the Israelis and Palestinians, culminating with the establishment of two sovereign states, living side-by-side in peace and security.”The Secretary-General remains convinced that there is no military solution to this conflict and calls on Israel to work with (new Palestinian) Prime Minister Abu Mazen to establish effective cooperation ensuring security for both Israelis and Palestinians,” the statement added. “He again urges the parties to embrace the Road Map and to work for its early implementation.” read more

UN marks World AIDS Day with new hope as momentum builds to

“This year, we mark World AIDS Day with new hope,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message on the Day, which is celebrated on 1 December each year as one of the most recognized international ‘health days’ and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories, such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. The UN chief applauded the staunch advocacy of activists, the persistent efforts of health workers, the principled stance of human rights defenders and the courage of all those who have joined forces to fight for global progress against the disease. “We have a lot to learn from the AIDS response,” he said. “One by one, people stood up for science, human rights and the empowerment of all those living with HIV.” “And this is how we will end the epidemic: by moving forward together,” emphasized Mr. Ban. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said in his message that countries are implementing the agency’s Fast-Track Strategy, and together with front-loaded investments “we can expect to close the gaps to essential services faster.”“Already we have reached 15.8 million people with life-saving treatment,” he said. “And increasingly, we are able to refine our efforts and be more precise in our ability to reach people who might otherwise be left behind.” Mr. Sidibé launched over the weekend a global initiative in Libreville, Gabon, encouraging youths to get tested for HIV and calling on young people worldwide to join the movement and get involved in ending the AIDS epidemic. UNAIDS estimates that 17.1 million of the 36.9 million people living with HIV worldwide do not know they have the virus. Getting tested is a crucial first step for people living with HIV to access life-saving antiretroviral therapy. Meanwhile, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized that expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV is key to ending the AIDS epidemic within a generation. “The Millennium Development Goal of reversing the HIV epidemic was reached ahead of the 2015 deadline – an incredible achievement that testifies to the power of national action and international solidarity,” said WHO Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan. Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said her agency is fully committed with the new UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021, that places an enhanced emphasis on education and sets out a bold vision for a world where “young people, regardless of where they live, their sexual orientation or their gender identity, have the knowledge, skills, services, rights and power to protect themselves from HIV.” Last week, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in its Statistical Update on Children, Adolescents and AIDS, reported that the number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years with 26 new infections occurring every hour. At the UN General Assembly in September, world leaders endorsed the Sustainable Development Agenda. This new framework includes the target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 – by reducing new infections by an additional 75 per cent by 2020 and by ensuring that, in the coming 5 years, 90 per cent of people living with HIV are aware their infection and that 90 per cent of those are on antiretroviral therapy (ART). read more

British demand drives UK engine manufacturing growth in 2016

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) “It’s fantastic to see engine manufacturing thriving here in the UK, with multi-million pound investments in plant and machinery coming to fruition. A record 44.2% of production last year was for British-built cars, vans, trucks and buses, reflecting not just the diversity of our vehicle manufacturing sector but its success as production volumes continue to grow. Delivering the most competitive business conditions will enable the whole of UK Automotive to prosper.” UK engine manufacturing grows 7.5% in 2016, to 2,545,608 units.Domestic demand fuels production with 1,124,947 engines built for the home market – the largest volume on record.2016 ends on a high with 4.2% rise in December.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, read more

Brooks Koepka Would Have Made History Whether He Won Or Lost

Zach Johnson100021216.7 Does not include Champions Tour or wins.Source: GolfStats Padraig Harrington311031717.7 Bubba Watson101121414.3 PlayerPGA TourEuroWGCMajorsTotalShare From Majors Rory McIlroy97242218.2 Ernie Els1317243611.1 Phil Mickelson363254610.9 Jordan Spieth80031127.3 Brooks Koepka2104757.1% Martin Kaymer19021216.7 Angel Cabrera1302633.3 Wins Vijay Singh30213368.3 Retief Goosen59021612.5 Brooks Koepka bashed and buried the field over the first three rounds at Bethpage Black, and then held on for dear life Sunday to win the 2019 PGA Championship. While Long Island’s ostentatiously difficult public golf course chewed up the world’s best players — only six players in the 156-man field finished below par — the 29-year-old finished with an eight-under-par 272 and fought off a huge scare from Dustin Johnson — the world’s No. 1 player. With the wire-to-wire win, Koepka is the first golfer to hold back-to-back, concurrent major titles. And of the last nine championships played, the hulking West Palm Beach native has claimed four.Koepka entered Sunday with a seven-stroke lead, a lead no golfer had ever blown at the tournament after 54 holes. He nearly blew it anyway. Johnson, who has similar ball-shaping skills, uses an equally intense workout regimen and is one of Koepka’s best friends, mounted a furious comeback, firing a 69 while leading the field in strokes gained off the tee (2.32), according to Data Golf. Johnson pulled within a single stroke of the lead with three holes remaining, but bogeyed two consecutive holes to fall out of contention. Koepka rallied to stem the tide and ended his day by hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy.This was quite the departure from Thursday, when Koepka carded a course-record 63, a showcase he aptly described as “a crazy day.” With Koekpa four shots clear of the field, Las Vegas bookmakers installed him with 5-to-4 odds to win after one day of competition. He quickly made those odds seem conservative as he followed it up with a 65 to extend the lead. Paired with Tiger Woods in the opening two rounds, Koepka steamrolled golf’s prodigal son by 17 strokes across two days.Golf has become a power-driven sport, and few, if any, people on tour supply more than Koepka, who frequently appears to be taking a machete to his ball. He certainly set the standard this week, leading the field in strokes gained tee-to-green in each of the first three rounds and in total, according to Data Golf. But even that undersells how precise his irons were, as Koepka also led the tournament in strokes gained on shots approaching the green.On golf’s biggest stages, Koepka shows up to win. It makes you wonder: Why doesn’t he collect more trophies in the PGA Tour’s garden-variety events? With two non-major PGA Tour wins and one European Tour title, Koepka’s major wins now outnumber his minor ones. More than half (57.1 percent) of his career wins have come at major championships, which is a higher share than any other active golfer who has won at least two majors. For comparison, less than 18 percent of Woods’s career victories have come at majors. In most of Koepka’s victories, the entire tournament feels calculated, as though he’s playing out a simulation that he ran through a thousand times before he took the course. Get-off-your-seat moments are few and far between with Koepka, who looks as though he was engineered in a lab and delivers relentless power while leaving events largely lusterless. Some of that is because Koepka has the demeanor of a world-class poker player. Some of it is how easily he lays waste to a golf course. But on Sunday, we learned that golf’s RoboCop can still bleed. The wheels fell off, and he had to dig deep to finish off his best friend. But Koepka did just that, making history as he evolved into a new type of champion: one who’s proved he can survive. Tiger Woods48618158717.2 Brooks is a major playerShare of professional wins that came at majors for active golfers who’ve won at least two majors since 2000 read more

Islamophobia has seeped into the public consciousness as British FarRight movement grows

Last week five mosques in Birmingham were attacked with sledgehammers, the latest in a string of anti-Muslim attacks over the past several years. Home Office data shows that there were 94,098 hate crimes recorded in England and Wales in 2017-18, including a 40 per cent surge in religiously-aggravated hate crime. The Muslim community bore much of this, with more than half of religiously-aggravated hate crime directed towards Muslims. It’s this anti-Muslim prejudice that is the new driving force behind far-Right growth in the UK, according to the anti-racism advocacy group Hope not Hate. Aside from these violent crimes, polling shows that Islamophobia is now rooted in the wider population as well,… read more

SWYP a super simple touchscreen printer concept

first_imgIt doesn’t matter how simple a printer is advertised as being, they all end up having annoying software to install, an LCD that is too small to be of any real use, and require a PC and other software in order to get the image or document into the correct state for printing.Artefact, a design partnership focused on “creating a preferable future for humanity” has realized this and decided to do something about the state of printers. Their answer is the SWYP, short for See What You Print.SWYP is a concept printer that is shaped like a very thick sheet of paper with a multi-touch touchscreen dominating the top. The actual printing hardware sits below this with the idea being the touchscreen represents the editing and printing area, so what you see on that screen, and how it looks, is exactly how it will print out on an A4 sheet of paper. There is no other software or hardware, this is your printing canvas.As the touchscreen is only used for the printer, and is the same size as the paper, it is always a 100% accurate representation of how your print out will look. You can plug in or connect devices wirelessly for quick transfers of images, and it’s web connected so services like Flickr, Facebook, or Picasa can easily be accessed for image printing. SWYP also opens up to allow paper to be inserted for scanning.One final nice touch is how you check how much ink you have left. Rather than relying on a piece of software or manually looking at the ink cartridges, the touchscreen interface can be replaced with a representation of the printer internals and a clear level indicator for each ink cartridge.SWYP is just an idea, but one that certainly looks like it could drastically improve the printing process for consumers. Lets hope one of the printer companies sees the concept and decides to run with it.More at Artefactlast_img read more

CervicalCheck exgratia payments scheme to be set up in the coming weeks

first_img Mar 11th 2019, 6:50 PM CervicalCheck ex-gratia payments scheme to be set up ‘in the coming weeks’ The scheme is designed to provide an alternative, “non-adversarial” option for women affected by the CervicalCheck issue. IT’S BEEN CONFIRMED that an ex-gratia payment scheme has been made available to the 221 women and their families, who have been affected by the by the non-disclosure of the Cervical Check audit.The amount that will be paid will be determined by an Independent Assessment Panel, taking into account the impact of the non-disclosure.The scheme is designed to provide an alternative, “non-adversarial” option for women affected by the CervicalCheck issue, as the courts process can be both costly and take some time.The scheme will be up and running in the coming weeks, the Department said.Minister for Health Simon Harris secured government approval to proceed with the scheme, which will be “open to all women, or their next of kin, in the 221 cohort identified from the retrospective clinical audit as having discordance in their smear test result and where this finding was not disclosed in an appropriate or timely fashion”.The government also approved the appointment of the Independent Assessment Panel, comprising a retired High Court Judge (previously announced as Mr Justice Aindrias Ó Caoimh), an independent clinician and a person of good standingIn September last year, an interim recommendation of a report into the CervicalCheck non-disclosure issue by Dr Gabriel Scally said that an immediate ex-gratia payment of €2,000 to each of the women involved.Of the 221 women originally affected by the scandal, 19 have died, including campaigners Emma Mhic Mhathúna and Orla Church. 9,218 Views Image: Niall Carson Image: Niall Carson Share106 Tweet Email Short URL By Gráinne Ní Aodha 19 Comments Monday 11 Mar 2019, 7:35 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Le volume des lecteurs MP3 principale cause des dommages auditifs

first_imgLe volume des lecteurs MP3 : principale cause des dommages auditifs ? Selon une étude menée par des chercheurs américains, le volume des lecteurs MP3 qui nous permettent d’écouter de la musique notamment pendant des déplacements, serait le principal danger auquel seraient aujourd’hui exposées nos oreilles et notre audition. Alors qu’il est désormais rare de rencontrer dans les transports des gens qui n’ont pas leurs écouteurs vissés aux oreilles, c’est une alerte importante que viennent de déclencher des chercheurs américains de l’université du Michigan. Suite à une vaste étude, ceux-ci ont en effet découvert que les lecteurs MP3 étaient aujourd’hui devenus une véritable menace pour notre audition. D’après eux, neuf personnes sur dix qui utilisent les transports seraient exposées à un niveau sonore excessif en écoutant de la musique avec leur lecteur MP3. Un niveau bien supérieur à celui provenant de l’environnement. À lire aussiLe baladeur : du walkman au MP3… 30 ans d’évolutionPour arriver à une telle conclusion, les scientifiques se sont intéressés à l’exposition sonore de quelques 4.500 New-Yorkais qui utilisent les transports pour leurs déplacements professionnels ou non. Ils ont également étudié leur utilisation des lecteurs MP3. Au final, ils ont ainsi constaté que le voyageur lambda des transports new-Yorkais passait environ 380 heures à utiliser le bus ou les trains, exposé à un volume sonore moyen de 72 à 81 décibels (dB). A titre de comparaison, une discussion correspond à 60 dB, une rue chargée à 80 dB, une scie circulaire à 90 dB, un bébé qui pleure à 115 dB, rapporte le Daily mail. Le niveau de douleur est situé à 120 dB et une exposition même brève à celui-ci peut causer des dommages importants et  irréversibles. “C’est alarmant de savoir que la majorité de l’exposition sonore de deux personnes sur trois provient de la musique. J’ai toujours considéré le lieu de travail comme un risque primaire d’exposition au bruit. Mais ceci suggère que concentrer nos efforts sur le lieu de travail n’est pas suffisant, dans la mesure où une grande partie de l’exposition au bruit provient d’autres sources”, a commenté le professeur Rick Neitzel, co-auteur de l’étude. Il a poursuivi : “c’est un sérieux problème alors qu’il n’existe pas vraiment d’autres “expériences” pour lesquelles nous accepterions que neuf personnes sur dix soient exposées à un niveau que nous savons dangereux”.Le bruit excessif, source de stress Si les chercheurs recommandent de baisser le volume, ils soulignent également l’importance d’avoir du bon matériel. Les écouteurs ou casques peu chers ont, d’après eux, l’inconvénient d’isoler bien moins de l’environnement extérieur et donc d’inciter l’utilisateur à monter le son pour mieux entendre sa musique. “Nous ne tolérerions certainement pas ça s’il s’agissait de quelque chose qui cause le cancer ou une maladie chronique. Un nombre croissant d’études montre que le bruit cause du stress, des troubles du sommeil et des maladies cardiaques. Il se pourrait que le bruit auquel nous n’avons pas assez accordé d’attention jusqu’ici contribue en réalité à quelques uns des principaux problèmes de santé que rencontrent les pays développés”, a estimé le Pr Neitzel toujours cité par le Daily Mail.Le 26 décembre 2011 à 15:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more