Maharashtra demands 3 tmcft water in return for supply to Karnataka

first_imgFacing an unprecedented drought situation, the Maharashtra government has demanded 3 tmcft of water from Karnataka. The demand has been formally stated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the two States are likely to sign soon assuring exchange of as much as 5 tmcft of water across both sides of the border. Maharastra’s demand was communicated to Karnataka last week by outgoing Chief Secretary UPS Madan, officials said. “I have communicated to my counterpart in Karnataka that we would be providing water for drinking purposes in exchange for the water they may have to offer us in wake of the drought situation we are facing,” Mr. Madan told The Hindu. 151 taluks Maharashtra is currently going through an unprecedented drought like situation after declaring 151 taluks as drought-affected. The State is getting a Central assistance of ₹4,714 crore for the drought-affected areas but the dams in the State have only 16% of water left. It may dip into its emergency reserves now, officials have said. “Water availability is a concern for us. We are able to provide fodder and other assistance. The government is trying its best to increase the water supply to remote areas,” said Mr. Madan, now an advisor to the Chief Minister. The three tmcft of water will be distributed in the Maharashtra villages bordering Karnataka, where the State is unable to supply tankers. Maharashtra in turn will supply two tmcft of water from the Koyna or the Warna into the Krishna and two tmcft of water from Ujjani dam into the Bhima to help the dry districts of north Karnataka.Earlier this month, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in principle agreed to Karnataka’s demand for water to be released from State reservoirs for drinking in Belagavi district based on the condition that Karnataka should also release water from its reservoirs to drought-hit districts in that State. Personal requestA BJP delegation from the State met Mr. Fadnavis, who had also received a personal request from Water Resources Minister D.K. Shivakumar for release of water for drinking in Belagavi, Bagalkot, and Vijayapura districts on the Karnataka-Maharashtra border. “I told the delegation that we will give water based on availability, but at the same time they should enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with us to provide water to parts of our State from Almatti reservoir. Mr. Shivakumar has agreed to it. The respective secretaries of the two States will work on that immediately. Based on our needs and availability, if surplus water is available we will give it to them for drinking purposes,” Mr. Fadnavis told The Hindu.last_img read more

India Creates World Record in Non-Stop Nuclear Power Production

first_imgIndia’s Kaiga Atomic Power Station has set a new world record as one of its units completed uninterrupted operation for more than 941 days on Monday morning. This is a record for all kinds of nuclear power-generating units in the world, including advanced gas-based reactors.Read it at Sputnik News Related Itemslast_img

Kochi withdraws, IPL left with 7 teams

first_imgThe confirmation of the Kochi team withdrawl comes a day after Shashi Tharoor tweeted about it.Hours after former junior foreign minister Shashi Tharoor hinted the end of Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Kochi team, it is official now that the franchise has formally pulled out of the million-dollar league. The move leaves a big hole in the IPL, as it is left with just seven teams now. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that it would hold a fresh auction for the eighth team in December. The Kochi franchise has already sent a letter of withdrawal to BCCI president Shashank Manohar. The decision comes even before the expiry of the board’s deadline of November 26 to sort out the franchisees’ differences over ownership. Giving it more time to resolve the ownership issue the BCCI had on October 27 served the Kochi franchise a termination notice. Manohar had then said, “…If they don’t remedy these disputes in the 30 days, the franchise would stand cancelled on the 31st day.” The investors in the consortium — Anchor Earth, Parinee Developers, Rosy Blue and Film Wave — held 74 per cent of the equity. The remaining 26 per cent was with Rendezvous Sports World, controlled by the Gaekwad family. The two groups have now split. IPL governing council meets on Nov 28BCCI would now float a new tender inviting bids for the replacement of team. In all likelihood, it would be done during the next governing council meeting in Mumbai on November 28. The BCCI president refused to comment on the Kochi team’s decision. “We will take our next course of action on 28th. No comments on Kochi till then,” Manohar told Headlines Today. After three successful editions of IPL with eight teams, it had planned its expansion in the next season adding two more teams to the league. However, after the board disqualifying two teams — Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab — for their alleged financial irregularities and the Kochi team withdrawing the IPL is left with just seven teams. As per the original expansion plan, Kochi and Pune teams were selected after their successful bidding for the fourth season.Tharoor’s tweetsThe confirmation of Kochi team’s withdrawal comes soon after the franchise’s mentor-in-chief, Tharoor’s tweets hinting so on Tuesday and later confirming it on Wednesday. “Delighted about Somdev DevVarman’s second gold. Makes up4 disappointing news re Kerala IPL team’s apparent collapse after raising hopes ydy (yesterday),” Tharoor tweeted. In his next tweet on Wednesday the Congress MP said, “That dream is over for now. Those who didn’t want a Kerala IPL team have finally succeeded. Some of us hv paid a high price 4trying.”advertisementlast_img read more

WATCH: Top 5 plays of NBA Finals Game 1

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war From Klay Thompson’s lone standout jam in the first quarter to several gut-wrenching plays late in the fourth including Fred VanVleet’s trick shot, the Raptors and Warriors did not fail to meet the championship hype.READ: Raptors draw first blood, thump Warriors in 1st NBA finals appearanceFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Raptors took Game 1, 118-109, to kick off their title bid at home. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘DraymondShouldntWear23’: Drake trolls Draymond Green with Steph Curry’s ‘hair lint’ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—Game 1 of the Finals series Toronto and Golden State may have lacked the sheer entertainment of high-wire dunks, but it did deliver pure unadulterated drama.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

HTC U11 spotted on GFXBench, full specs sheet leaked

first_imgHTC U11 is set to launch globally on May 16. Ahead of the launch, the smartphone has been subjected to several leaks and rumours. A 360-degree video of the upcoming HTC flagship was also leaked a few days ago, which tips the coming of a fiery red colour device. Now, the smartphone has stopped by GFXBench and the listing reveals a lot about the smartphone in terms of the specifications.Well, the GFXBench listing looks almost similar to that of the previously leaks. The listing doesn’t quite reveal must detail about the device. The listing shows that the HTC U11 will come packed with a 5.5-inch QHD display, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and more. However, an info-graphics leaked earlier shows that 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage space. This may indicate the coming of two variants of the phone.Also Read: HTC U11 render leaks online, looks like a mishmash of HTC U Ultra, U PlayIf the previously leaked rumours are to be believed, the upcoming HTC U11 flagship phone is expected to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and will be further powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor, which also powers the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus and Xiaomi Mi 6 – Snapdragon 835 chipset. On the camera front, the smartphone is expected to come packed with a 12-megapixel camera on the rear which comes also with OIS and HTC’s “UltraPixel 3” and “UltraSpeed AF” brandings. While on the other hand fits a 16-megapixel selfie shooter on the front, with f/2.0 and selfie panorama. Display wise, the smartphone is going to sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and is further protected by a Gorilla Glass 5.advertisementHTC U11 is also tipped to come with a 3.5mm audio jack and water-resistance features onboard. Chances are such that these specifications are almost confirmed, as it comes from the retail packaging of the handset. However, no official statement by the company on the same.Also Read: HTC’s squeezable flagship U phone with Edge Sense set for May 16 launchThe upcoming HTC U11 was also spotted on GeekBench earlier, which reveals that the smartphone will support Bluetooth 5.0 like that of the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The listing also reveals the single-core and multi-core test of the upcoming HTC U11. According to which, the HTC smartphone is in full power to beat the recently launch Samsung Galaxy S8 and also S8+. As per the scores, HTC U11 managed to score around 1912 during the single-core test and 6137 during multi-core test.While on the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S8 scored 1916 during single-core test and 6011 while multi-core test. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S8+ scored a little higher than that the S8. The smartphone managed to score 1929 in single-core test and 6084 during multi-core test. So, a tough competition is on its way for both the Samsung devices.last_img read more

IPL 2019 Eliminator, DC vs SRH: Delhi eye crucial win in unfamiliar territory

first_imgA change in name has worked wonders for Delhi Capitals. The Daredevils weren’t really daredevils when it came to Indian Premier League performances in the past.However, the Capitals ended Delhi’s 6-year long drought for a place in the playoffs by finishing in top 4 at the end of the league stage of IPL 2019.Delhi Capitals have never reached the final of IPL and if they are to buck the trend they have to work doubly harder than the other two teams who had finished with 18 points in the league stages.While Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians made the Qualifier 1 with 18 points, Delhi Capitals will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator on Wednesday due to their inferior net run rate. An 80-run defeat to CSK in their penultimate league game made the difference. Nonetheless, if you are a Delhi Capitals fan, you would take it, wouldn’t you?Delhi Capitals though start as the overwhelming favourites in the Eliminator. Led by young Shreyas Iyer, Delhi have relied on batting firepower and Kagiso Rabada’s fiery spells to emerge as one of the favourites.Training. Preparing. Perfecting.The DC boys have sweated it out in the nets and can’t wait for the Eliminator vs SRH today #DCvSRH #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals #IPL #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/Y4A8yVXdyIDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 8, 2019Shikhar Dhawan, who made his move from Sunrisers Hyderabad to Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2019, has been in fine form for them. Scoring 486 runs from 14 matches, the India opener has been consistent throughout the season at the top even as young Prithvi Shaw has failed to live up to expectations.advertisementWith 259 runs in 6 #VIVOIPL games, @SDhawan25 has the highest run tally by any player at #Vizag!Dilliwalon, kal ke Eliminator mein kya hoga Gabbar ka score? #DCvSRH #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/ag1waUtOU9Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 7, 2019Shreyas Iyer has been another major highlight of Delhi’s batting performances. The skipper has scored 442 runs from 14 matches. Explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, despite lacking last year’s consistency, has pitched in with a few match-winning cameos.At the start of the season, Delhi Capitals were hurt by frequent batting collapses but the senior campaigners in the team have been able to take more responsibility while the likes of Colin Ingram and Axar Patel have made handy contributions as well. The presence of Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly at the dugout has also helped them immensely.While their batting looks solid, Kagiso Rabada’s absence has come as a huge blow to their bowling department. The South African pacer still holds the Purple Cap with 25 wickets from 12 matches but was ruled out of the remainder of the season due to a back injury.Ishant Sharma showed glimpses of a return to peak form in their five-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals and the India pacer will lead the pace attack which also has the likes of Chris Morris, Keemo Paul and Sherfane Rutherford.Delhi Capitals also have the luxury to employ a spin-dominant attack but that will depend solely on the Vizag pitch. Amit Mishra and Axar Patel have been standout performers, the availability of Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane gives them the extra flexibility.”I’ll just go for a wicket” – @MishiAmit talked about preparations for the Eliminator when we caught up with him last eveningShow your support for Mishi bhai, machao roar #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals #DCvSRH #IPL #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/FHA17KXfL5Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 8, 2019On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad, who became the first IPL team to qualify for the playoffs with just 12 points, need to step up if they are to live to fight another day.It’s time for the playoffs and the boys have trained hard under the lights. Check these clicks from our training session at Vizag. #OrangeArmy #SunRisers #SRH #RiseWithUs pic.twitter.com/DUE2Y8u9yASunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 8, 2019Sunrisers were outclassed by Royal Challengers Bangalore in their final league game and are heading into the knockout match in Visakhapatnam on the back of four defeats in their last five matches.The absence of David Warner, the Orange Cap holder, and Jonny Bairstow has hurt the team but Kane Williamson’s return to form will give Sunrisers Hyderabad a big boost. All eyes will be on in-form Manish Pandey as he will be expected to do the bulk of scoring batting at No.3 yet again.Ready to head out all guns blazing! @Martyguptill #OrangeArmy #SRH #SunRisers #RiseWithUs pic.twitter.com/EeAhjwrk5JSunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 7, 2019The middle order has been a concern with all-rounder Vijay Shankar and Yusuf Pathan struggling to get going but Sunrisers bowling unit is seemingly peaking at the right time and it is capable of making it up for the misfiring batting group.advertisementWhile Khaleel Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar shone with the ball in Bengaluru on Saturday, Afghanistan super Rashid Khan loves delivering on the big stages.Sunrisers have been here and done this before and the experience that they possess may help them overcome recent struggles against a relatively young Delhi Capitals side, which is in uncharted territory.Also Read | Both teams missing key players, it’s well-matched encounter: Shreyas IyerAlso Read | Riyan Parag to Alzarri Joseph: Youngsters who brought IPL 2019 aliveAlso Read | IPL 2019: Warner, Rabada and Russell chart-toppers after league stageAlso Read | Ashwin’s Mankading to Dhoni’s rage: Controversies that headlined IPL 2019last_img read more

SIOUX CITY PREPARES FOR EMERALD ASH BORER

first_imgSioux City’s Parks Department is being proactive in preparing for the eventual arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer, which is a tree destroying pest.The borer was recently discovered in Omaha, and parks field supervisor Kelly Bach says a plan is being prepared for when the borer is found here:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/EAB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….arrives in Sioux City. ;23Bach says the Parks Department has not planted any ash trees since 2005 and has planted a wide diversity of tree species that the borer will not affect.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/EAB2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..Sioux City area. :22The city estimates up to 30% of the trees in town are ash trees. Bach says no one type should make up more than ten per cent of the population:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/EAB3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….early removal. :23Bach says ash tree owners don’t need to start pre-treating their trees yet with a preventive chemical, since the pest is not here.last_img read more

Oklahoma State One of Only Six College Football Teams Still Undefeated

first_imgDown goes Toledo.Down goes Memphis.Down goes TCU.Down goes Michigan State (!)Down goes LSU.Only Oklahoma State, Clemson, Houston, Baylor, Ohio State and Iowa remain undefeated after a wacky Saturday in college football. That’s it. Those are all the undefeated teams. 122 teams have a loss, six do not.With 11 straight wins, the Pokes also now have the third-longest winning streak in the nation behind Ohio State (22 games) and Clemson (12 games).What a world.Trevone Boykin admitted after the game that OSU is going to be a tough out at home.“[Oklahoma State] does a good job here. They play great at home, most teams do. They’re around a good fan base, good students, they get loud and their team feeds off their energy. They’ve got a good thing going here.”Three more to paydirt. Three more.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

‘Not much changed’ – Zidane boosted by clinical Madrid

first_imgPrimera División ‘Not much changed’ – Zidane boosted by clinical Real Madrid Dom Farrell 12:25 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ZinedineZidane - cropped Getty Images Primera División Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Gareth Bale Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruña Deportivo La Coruña A 7-1 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna was not out of keeping with Los Blancos’ recent struggles, the manager insisted Zinedine Zidane did not feel Real Madrid’s performance in a seven-goal demolition of Deportivo La Coruna was radically different to those from more underwhelming results of late.Adrian Lopez opened the scoring after 23 minutes for relegation-threatened Depor but doubles from the excellent Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nacho sat alongside a fine Luka Modric strike in a comprehensive 7-1 triumph for Zidane’s under-fire side.Victory was particularly welcome following La Liga losses at the Santiago Bernabeu against Barcelona and Villarreal, not to mention Copa del Rey struggles versus Numancia and Leganes. 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 Nevertheless, Zidane maintained similar routs might have been enjoyed with sharper finishing over the course of recent outings.”I don’t know if much has changed,” he told a post-match news conference. “The result, of course, as it was a big win.”That’s the difference. In our general play we played very well against Villarreal.”What changed today is the result, that we scored the chances we made. Nothing else.”We all needed a game like this. To score seven goals is not done every day. In the end, I am happy for that.” -up at the Bernabéu!#RMLiga | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/NpMRwpRlQX— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 21, 2018Zidane had Bale, Ronaldo and Karim Benzema all fit and at his disposal, although the French striker was made to wait on the bench before being fielded in tandem with his celebrated forward colleagues for the first time in 273 days.Benzema’s introduction in place of youngster Borja Mayoral was whistled by a section of the Madrid faithful and Zidane added: “We know we can play in many different shapes. Today was 4-3-3 with Gareth and Cristiano wide, and Borja. And it worked for us.”We can change shape, but the most important was the attitude we showed.”Zidane’s men remain fourth in La Liga and are next in action in the home leg of their Copa quarter-final with Leganes, where they hold a slender 1-0 advantage courtesy of Marco Asensio.last_img read more

UN resumes food deliveries in two Southern Sudanese states after assurances

WFP issued a statement yesterday saying it will renew food distribution in Lakes and Jonglei – ensuring an estimated 240,000 people in those two states receive critical rations this month – after receiving positive assurances from local authorities.Leo Van der Velden, the head of WFP’s Southern Sudan office, said the agency is “very pleased with the positive response we received from the Southern Sudan Rehabilitation Commission and State Governor [of Lakes], who assured us that no commandeering will be allowed to take place in his state.”Operations were suspended in Lakes when a truck was seized on 19 April by members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). The truck was later found empty and abandoned in a neighbouring state.Food distribution had also been suspended in seven of 11 counties in Jonglei after a national staff member for WFP was killed during an ambush on 22 April, but the agency said they have now resumed.WFP said it remains concerned about the deteriorating security situation in Southern Sudan, less than two months before it becomes formally independent from the rest of Sudan. Hundreds of people have died in clashes between the SPLA and rebel militia groups.The agency aims to reach 1.5 million people across Southern Sudan this year but said the general instability is hampering its ability to access many areas. 13 May 2011The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is resuming operations in two Southern Sudanese states where they were suspended last month after staff came under direct attack from combatants to the widespread fighting in the region. read more

Columbus Crew falls to the New England Revolution 10 in season finale

Columbus Crew forward Jairo Arrieta (25) battles for a ball with Houston Dynamo defender Warren Creavalle (5) during a game at Columbus Crew Stadium Sept. 4. The Crew won, 2-0. Credit: Courtesy of MCTCompleting their season sweep of the Crew, New England clinched a spot in the MLS Playoffs with a 1-0 win. It didn’t come easily though, as Columbus fought hard to equalize the game right up until the final whistle.In a last-gasp offensive effort, forward Jairo Arrieta attempted a pass forward to midfielder Ben Speas, who was streaking up the right wing toward New England’s goal. The kick was too hard and came too early, however, and the ball passed ahead of a frustrated Speas as time expired.“I tried to get on the inside of my man. I thought the ball was played a little bit early and I couldn’t get around him. Give me a few more seconds and I could have got by him maybe. It’s just unfortunate,” Speas said after the loss.The Crew trailed 1-0 at the half after Revolution forward Juan Agudelo tapped the ball backwards with a heel kick to midfielder Lee Nguyen, who then fed the ball back to Agudelo for the game’s lone goal.Columbus adjusted their game plan in the second half in an effort to create new looks and produce more fruitful offensive pushes.Interim head coach Brian Bliss used the team’s third substitution in the 72nd minute, replacing defender Agustin Viana with midfielder Justin Meram, effectively changing the team’s on-field formation.Frequent injury stoppages throughout the contest saw the referee add an additional eight-minute segment of extra time to the end of the match.Collisions and hard-fought struggles for the ball were common. Forward Ryan Finley replaced Aaron Schoenfeld in a 54th minute substitution after Schoenfeld suffered the second of two blows to his head in midair contact with Revolution defender Jose Goncalves.The Revolution eliminated the Crew from playoff contention last week with a 3-2 victory. Columbus could have returned the favor with a draw Sunday, perhaps explaining the exasperation Crew players showed after the Arrieta-Speas connection fizzled in the waning seconds.Minutes before kickoff at Crew Stadium, the Houston Dynamo vanquished D.C. United. The Revolution had been tied with Houston on 48 points in the Eastern Conference standings before that result went final, and the Chicago Fire stood to take the last spot in the playoffs if New England fell short Sunday.Facing a win-and-you’re-in playoff scenario, New England prevented Columbus from playing spoiler and earned three crucial points.“They knocked us out. We wanted to knock them out. We definitely were pushing as hard as we could to disrupt what they wanted to do,” said Speas.The Crew will enter the offseason looking to ramp up the pace of their ongoing search for a permanent replacement for head coach Robert Warzycha. Bliss is to be included on the list of potential candidates for the job.Warzycha was relieved of his duties and released from his contract on Sept. 2, 2013, as new ownership cited dissatisfaction with the results on the field.The Crew tied the franchise record for most losses with Sunday’s defeat. The Crew lost 17 games during each of their first three seasons in 1996-98. read more

Xenophons candidate for Abbotts seat

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has conceded it would take a “small political miracle” for his candidate to win Tony Abbott’s safe Sydney seat at the next election. The South Australian senator launched the campaign of psychologist and counsellor Marie Rowland, who is running for election in the seat of Warringah as the candidate for his political party, the Nick Xenophon Team.He said voters were looking for an alternative to the major parties.“We know that with the volatility of what occurred in the Queensland election there is a real spirit and a mood for change,” Mr Xenophon said.“It’s going to be a huge David and Goliath battle, but Marie Rowland will present a refreshing alternative.“I think it’s also interesting to note that since the seat of Warringah was established in 1922, almost 100 years ago, there has never been a woman representing the seat.”Ms Rowland said it was an exciting day for her. “I’m no triathlete but I’m planning to give Tony Abbott a run for his money,” she said.Source: ABClast_img read more

Supernova Shines Bright Like a Diamond but How

first_img Scientists Discover Possible Interstellar VisitorWater Vapor Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Planet Long after witnessing the bright explosion of a distant star, astronomers have discovered remnants of the same supernova are glowing again.Six years ago, researchers observed a supernova in spiral galaxy NGC 4790; the event, named SN 2012au, occurred in the constellation Virgo, then faded away slowly over time.But a group of Purdue University scientists recently spotted the gaseous remains of the blast, seemingly illuminated with no outside interference—like that of hydrogen-rich gas slamming into the supernova remains and temporarily brightening them.“We haven’t seen an explosion of this type, at such a late timescale, remain visible unless it had some kind of interaction with hydrogen gas left behind by the star prior to explosion,” according to Dan Milisavljevic, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue. “But there’s no spectral spike of hydrogen in the data—something else was energizing this thing.”But what?As large stars explode, their interiors collapse and their particles become neutrons. If the resulting neutron star has a magnetic field and rotates fast enough, it can develop into a pulsar wind nebula. Which, in turn, acts as a lightbulb, igniting the supernova.“We know that supernova explosions produce these types of rapidly rotating neutron stars, but we never saw direct evidence of it at this unique time frame,” Milisavljevic explained.His research, conducted with colleagues at Purdue, was published in Astrophysical Journal Letters.Their work extends far beyond SN 2012au: Scientists can apply this theory to other extremely bright supernovae; by monitoring those sites, they may see similar transformations.“If there truly is a pulsar or magnetar wind nebula at the center of the exploded star, it could push from the inside out and even accelerate the gas,” Milisavljevic said. “If we return to some of these events a few years later and take careful measurements, we might observe the oxygen-rich gas racing away from the explosion even faster.”These so-called superluminous supernovae are potential sources of gravitational waves and black holes and could be related to other explosions, like gamma-ray bursts and fast radio bursts.Only next-gen Extremely Large Telescopes can observe these events in such detail.An amateur astronomer recently captured the birth of a supernova. Meanwhile, scientists poke holes in the supernova “firewall” theory. Read more about astronomy and black holes.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Miami Heat makes hefty donation to burglarized Liberty City school

first_img“Worse than the loss of equipment was the loss of opportunity that could have taken place,” said Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.Now, the school is getting some help from the Miami Heat with their Random Acts of Heat initiative. They donated $20,000 to help replace the stolen computer equipment.Microsoft also donated six Surface tablets and Ultimate Software to contribute to the monetary donation.“This is what Random Acts of Heat is all about. When a need happens, we try to respond right away,” said a Miami Heat spokesperson. “Sometimes it’s something really simple like providing gas or groceries to someone. Sometimes it’s more like this: a school’s in need, and the financial contribution is larger.”The school is thrilled that the community stepped up and was willing to help. “The faculty, the students and the staff are going to be elated when they come in on Monday to see that we have funds and equipment to make sure we have no interruption in our instruction,” said Principal Dr. Angela Thomas-Dupree.Carvalho praised the initiative for their service, Monday. “Through its terrific Random Acts of Heat, here we are celebrating the reopening of this laboratory, bringing back to the community the hope and opportunity that it deserves,” he said.Police are still looking for the person who was caught on camera during the heist. If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A Liberty City school received help from the Miami Heat after it was broken into and burglarized on April Fools Day.The team heard about the burglary and wanted to help in any way it could.“Last week, when we heard about the terrible tragedy that happened with the robbery, we knew we had to act,” said Michael McCullough, the executive vice president of the Miami Heat. “We had to act quickly.”Cameras caught a thief who used a rock to break into a classroom at the D.A. Dorsey Technical College. He got away with $25,000 worth of computer equipment and close to $20,000 worth of auto mechanic tools.The window that thief broke into is now boarded up at the Liberty City school.He was also seen wheeling out a recycling bin overflowing with equipment. Some of it was found just blocks from the school.Students at D.A. Dorsey Technical College said they are still hurting. last_img read more

Plenty Folds

first_imgLast fall, the magazine was in financial talks with entrepreneur Kevin Wall, who partnered with Al Gore to produce Live Earth, but an investment never materialized.In December, National Geographic shuttered the print edition of its Green Guide—which the National Geographic Society acquired in 2007 and relaunched as a general consumer quarterly—but kept its web site. Another green magazine is done.Plenty, the cash-strapped consumer magazine about the modern environmental movement, is shutting down.Despite a last-ditch effort to save its Web site, both the print and online editions of the magazine are being discontinued, the magazine’s publisher, Mark Spellun, said Monday.Late last week, Plenty laid off a number of staffers and said it would reduce its print frequency, but Spellun told Portfolio the magazine’s financing had simply “dried up.”last_img read more

Project Aims To Increase Access To Green Spaces In Part Of Harris

first_img Share – / 2In part of Harris County’s more urban area, there is an effort to increase access to green spaces and trails, as well as investing in future parks.The main goal of Precinct One’s “Park-Smart” project is making it easier for residents to enjoy parks and trails, not only in the precinct, but in the greater Houston region through the networks that are being developed.The first stage of the project will assess existing green spaces in the precinct, which is led by Commissioner Rodney Ellis and covers 375 square miles, including parts of urban Houston, such as the NRG Park complex, the Texas Medical Center and the University of Houston’s main and downtown campuses.The initiative also involves workshops with the community starting in December.Ellis said they will inform residents about what they have now and also ask for their input on what they would like in the future.“They will see how far they are from a trail, how far they are from some public green space. Give them a sense of, if there are buyouts as a result of Hurricane Harvey, if there’s land that may be available that could be turned into green space,” Ellis told Houston Public Media.The project is in collaboration with the Houston Parks Board and the Trust for Public Land, and it’s partially funded with a grant from the Houston Endowment.Precinct One currently owns and manages 22 parks and the initiative is scheduled to be completed in early 2019.last_img read more

Sketching desires

first_imgIt is ongoing in the national Capital till July 2. When passion meets creativity, desires come alive on the canvas. Nona Khanna is a creative colour therapist and a healer whose artworks give people a therapeutic experience. As gold has to undergo a purity test through fire, artist Shoma Mukherjee depicts women in the purest form, as they walk through the various stages of life. Whereas, artist Riddhima Saraf having trained under Rameshwar Broota, expresses women in a state of utopia and artist Pragati Gupta shows the street life hustle bustle of urban living.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’From daily routine of people on streets, to women and men expressing their desires, have been portrayed compellingly on canvas, by various artists depicting their innermost thoughts. One of the artists, Vijay Sawhney has taken a step further by depicting the cosmos from his imagination.When: June 25 – July 2 Where: ITC Sheraton, Saket Timings: 10:00am – 08:00pmlast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Image courtesy of Gamma MedicaDecember 4, 2014 — Gamma Medica announced a new strategic partnership with Volpara Solutions. By using these technologies together physicians can implement screening protocols based on a woman’s breast density and individual risk factors.Breast tissue density has not only been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, it also decreases the sensitivity of mammography and therefore may impact early detection. Thirty-five percent of breast cancer goes undetected by mammography in women with dense breasts, as dense tissue masks the appearance of tumors (Boyd et al 2007, NEJM). The measurement of breast density has conventionally relied on visual assessment by a radiologist.VolparaDensity generates an objective, automatic measurement of volumetric breast density to help radiologists assess breast density objectively and Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) system is a highly sensitive secondary diagnostic tool that can detect lesions as small as five millimeters. ProMedica Breast Care Center at Toledo Hospital is using both technologies to support a new imaging protocol to improve breast cancer screening for women with dense breasts.While breast MRI is often indicated for high risk women, nearly 75 percent of women diagnosed with cancer do not have a family history. The LumaGEM MBI system is a supplemental screening tool when screening mammography is inconclusive, such as in women with dense breast tissue or for high risk women who cannot have a MRI.For more information:  www.gammamedica.com News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more center_img Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | December 04, 2014 Gamma Medica and Volpara Solutions Join Forces to Support Personalized Breast Cancer Screening ProMedica breast care at Toledo Hospital Using volumetric density and molecular breast imaging to improve screening of women with dense breasts News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. 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Police in Costa Ricas northwestern province losing battle against immigrant smuggling rings

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LIBERIA, Guanacaste – Illegal immigration in Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste occurs every day in both directions along the country’s border with Nicaragua, officials from the National Police and the local prosecutor’s office say.Although many Nicaraguan immigrants come legally to work higher-paying jobs in Costa Rica, some are smuggled, while immigrants from Asia and Africa travel in the opposite direction from Panama en route to the United States.According to the Liberia prosecutor’s office, human smuggling rings operate in the area, and along Costa Rica’s highways leading from Panama to Nicaragua.“We have identified organized crime networks that are working with immigrants traveling in both directions, including Nicaraguan immigrants and those who come from Africa, Asia and South America,” Liberia’s Assistant Prosecutor Liliana Zamora said.On Oct. 29, Costa Rican National Police in Liberia detained two African immigrants from Somalia and one from Eritrea. The three men were part of a group of 14 Africans – 13 men and one woman – who entered Costa Rica from the Panamanian border crossing at Paso Canoas earlier the same day.Immigration officials at the Panamanian border issued the group citation orders to appear in San José on Oct. 30 to discuss their immigration statuses, and to verify identification and other documents. Later that day, at least three of them turned up at the Nicaraguan border.According to Francisco Cordero, assistant director of the National Police in Guanacaste, authorities cannot hold immigrants who have citation orders until those dates expire, but many migrants often take advantage of the time to reach the northern border with Nicaragua.In Liberia, the three men told a local prosecutor they had traveled from Panama and had been hitchhiking on a journey to the United States.Guanacaste immigration officials said the men were ages 28, 35 and 36.Police suspect the men had hired members of a Costa Rican smuggling ring to transit them to the border. The three men denied the allegation, saying a Costa Rican man who had accompanied them “was only giving directions,” according to Zamora. The Costa Rican man was released due to a lack of evidence of any wrongdoing.The three migrants were released and told to return to the capital for processing.In Paso Canoas, officials said an average of two people per month arrive from Mali, Somalia, Eritrea and Ghana, and request citation orders – which essentially serve as temporary permits. In the past three years, police in Liberia also have detained several groups of immigrants from Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan and Korea, among others.Almost 2,600 visitors from Africa arrived in Costa Rica, mostly by plane, in 2012. In the same period, immigration authorities registered 64 people from Tunisia, 46 from Ethiopia, 39 from Somalia, and 11 from Eritrea.Authorities face challenges in dismantling smuggling rings because victims are uncooperative, Zamora said, adding that immigrants are afraid of deportation or retaliation by smugglers.In 2012, the prosecutor’s office in Liberia processed 12 cases that resulted in 11 convictions involving violations of immigration laws, a caseload that is one of the highest in the country, Zamora said. Yet, according to the Immigration Administration, only one person has been charged with human trafficking in Costa Rica since a 2010 law criminalized the activity.“It is a transnational activity that is always changing; it is difficult to investigate and obtain admissible evidence,” said Public Security Vice Minister Freddy Montero.The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that globally, 20 unidentified victims of human trafficking exist for each victim who is identified.“They [immigrants] often pay for the entire trip in their country of origin,” Zamora added. Based on interviews by Zamora’s office with victims of human smuggling rings, migrants often pay up to $7,000 to reach their final destinations.According to immigration officials, travel patterns from Africa often involve Ecuador, Colombia and Panama. However, authorities have noted a decline in this route since Ecuador began a tourist visa requirement for citizens from nine African countries in 2010, Montero said.Zamora suspects that smugglers are part of organized criminal gangs because they own several vehicles of the same color and manufacturer, as well as telecommunications equipment. One gang stands out in Costa Rica’s northwestern province – Los Katanos, who Zamora said “has a monopoly on human smuggling operations in the area.”“Smugglers might have become more sophisticated in their methods, or they might have found ways to intercept police communications,” she noted.The National Police monitors regular checkpoints on the main roads in Guanacaste, but cops say smugglers often force their clients to walk around them and then board the same vehicles.There also have been several incidents involving police chases.“[Smugglers] fit up to 15 people in a vehicle and escape from police by driving at high speeds of more than 150 kilometers per hour [90 mph],” the National Police’s Cordero said. Officers have noted that smugglers reinforce those vehicles to support heavier weights and higher speeds.Said Cordero: “In the past, they have crashed police patrols and we cannot always chase them because they might be armed.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more