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10 months ago​Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi: I made my impression in preseason

first_img​Arsenal midfielder Guendouzi: I made my impression in preseasonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMatteo Guendouzi admits that he took the chances that were given to him in preseason.The youngster arrived from Lorient in the summer, but no one expected that he would make an instant impact on the first team.The 19-year-old has been a key member of the midfield under new boss Unai Emery.And he is happy that he has settled in so quickly.He said in an interview with Sky Sports: “Although it doesn’t feel like I had time to adapt, I did. “The key was when we went on pre-season to Singapore we played friendly matches and I was able to show my qualities to the staff and my team-mates, that time was really precious because when we came back here it was much easier to adapt to the team and the staff.”Everybody has helped me to integrate and be part of the club and for me to play without pressure, which I love to do. Because I started and played well from the beginning that helped me and my confidence for the games that followed.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool legend Aldridge dismisses Guardiola Man City claims

first_imgLiverpool legend Aldridge dismisses Guardiola Man City claimsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Aldridge has dismissed the claims of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ahead of Thursday’s clash.Guardiola has declared anything but a victory will end their title defence.Aldridge told the Irish Independent: “Are Liverpool title favourites? Maybe we can say they will move into that position if they get a win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium next Thursday, but I still feel there will be a lot of twists and turns in this title story,” says Aldridge.”None of us saw these slips from Manchester City coming and it means Liverpool will head into the crunch game against them on Thursday night in an unexpectedly dominant position.”A draw in that game would ensure Klopp’s side still have a solid lead at the top of the table, while a victory would yield the pressure on a City side that have struggled to cope in the absence of Fernandinho and David Silva in recent weeks.”There is no doubt that Liverpool are in a great position, but this is only the half way point in the season and there is a long way to go, a lot of points to play for.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard bemoans VAR impact

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard bemoans VAR impactby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says VAR changes the atmosphere at football matches.The Blues had a goal disallowed in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.”We have to get on with it. It is a sad thing for the celebration and the moment but if we are looking for correct decisions that is where we are at,” Lampard said after the match. “It changes the atmosphere in the crowd, on the pitch. We are slightly deflated and they get a boost. We deserved to be level at that point.” last_img read more

Anukool Lakhina Liberty Global has made a strategi

first_imgAnukool LakhinaLiberty Global has made a strategic investment in Guavus, a provider of real-time big data analytics applications, designed for planning, operations and marketing.Announcing the deal, Liberty said that Guavus’ products allow cable operators to gain a “holistic, cohesive view of network state and business context in real-time.Based on its operational intelligence platform, Guavus’ products are designed to combine operational support systems and business support systems to allow customers to efficiently plan network capacity, improve service operations and deliver a better customer experience.Its big data analytics applications are designed to correlate network events with subscriber data for new offerings, and to provide intelligence to pinpoint network issues at a granular network level before they impact service levels, according to Liberty.“Guavus offers one of the industry’s most innovative operational intelligence platforms and their suite of big data analytics applications are well deployed across service providers worldwide,” said Ankur Prakash, vice-president, Liberty Global Ventures.Anukool Lakhina, founder and CEO of Guavus, said: “We are thrilled to have Liberty Global not just as a customer, but also as an investor and strategic partner. This is a testament to our best-in-class products and innovation in the cable industry. With this partnership we will be able to accelerate our innovation and thought leadership in real time streaming analytics and continue to create industry firsts for enterprises and service providers globally.”Terms of the deal were not disclosed.last_img read more

Twitter is now letting users share live video thro

first_imgTwitter is now letting users share live video through the social network without needing to broadcast via its Periscope app.The launch of the new Periscope Producer API opens up new ways for users to share live video – such as starting broadcasts directly from external hardware, software, cameras and web services.The API lets third-party applications authenticate Periscope accounts, configure streams, start and stop broadcasts and publish broadcasts direct to Twitter.The move follows the launch of Periscope Producer in October, which let users stream via the Twitter-owned video streaming service using professional equipment for the first time – not just mobile phones or tablets.Aimed at brands, media organisations and other live video creators, the launch of Periscope Producer allowed them stream via the Periscope app high-quality live video from external sources – including streaming software and professional cameras.News of the Pericope Producer was fist reported by tech site The Information earlier this month and it marks Twitter’s ongoing commitment to video.Last month the company said it broadcast 6.6 million hours of live video through Periscope in its financial fourth quarter and attracted 31 million unique viewers to live premium video in the first quarter of operations, with 600 hours of live content from partners streamed across about 400 events.last_img read more

PSMF supports two federal laws aimed to improve maternal safety in hospitals

first_img ensuring that the state department of health develops a plan for ongoing health care provider education in order to improve the quality of maternal care, disseminate findings, and implement recommendations; Source:https://patientsafetymovement.org/news/patient-safety-movement-foundation-supports-two-new-laws-aimed-at-improving-the-safety-of-mothers-in-hospitals/ The Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 315), sponsored by Congressman Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX), an OB/GYN, will help identify areas in the nation where there are serious maternity care shortages and eliminate gaps in maternity care access across the continuum of care (labor, birthing, prenatal and postpartum care). disseminating a case abstraction form to aid information collection for HHS review and preserve its uniformity; and providing for the public disclosure of information included in state reports.center_img establishing and sustaining a maternal mortality review committee to review relevant information; Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jan 11 2019The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) supports two federal laws aimed to improve the safety of mothers in hospitals across the United States.Before adjourning in December, Congress passed these important maternal health bills that were subsequently signed into law.”Over 600 mothers are dying in the United States every year in ways that could be prevented if hospitals put the proper safety processes in place. These children, families and communities will never be the same. I hope to see more legislation focused on improving patient safety in our hospitals. Together, we can eliminate medical errors – the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S.,” said Joe Kiani, Founder & Chairman of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.Related StoriesDaily intake for phosphates in infants, children can exceed health guidance valuesNew network for children and youth with special health care needs seeks to improve systems of careResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromeThe Preventing Maternal Deaths Act (H.R. 1318), a bipartisan bill sponsored by Congresswomen Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Diana Degette (D-CO), will help states establish or improve maternal mortality review committees tasked with examining pregnancy-related deaths and identify opportunities for preventing these deaths. The PSMF joined over 80 organizations that signed a letter of support for H.R. 1318, urging Congressional leaders to pass this critical piece of legislation.Specifically, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, authorizes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue grants to states for the purpose of: reviewing pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths;last_img read more

Transplanting fecal microbiota may be the best treatment for antibioticresistant C diff

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Apr 30 2019Transplanting human donor fecal microbiota into the colon of a patient infected with Clostridiodes difficile (C. diff) may be the best treatment for those not helped by C. diff targeted antibiotics, according to an article in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.C. diff is the most common healthcare-acquired infection in the United States. It affects nearly half a million patients each year and becomes a recurring infection for nearly a third of them. If untreated, C. diff can lead to sepsis and death.”Twenty five years ago C. diff infections were easier to manage and often resolved with discontinuation of the initiating antibiotic,” says Robert Orenstein, DO, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic and lead author on this article. “However, these infections have become increasingly common and pernicious.”The standard and FDA-approved treatment for C. diff is a course of oral vancomycin, an antibiotic. However, even the medications used to eliminate C. diff can perpetuate the infection by killing off beneficial microbes. Newer antibiotics that more specifically target C. diff have been developed but they can be prohibitively expensive, according to Dr. Orenstein.”Think of your gut as a forest and C. diff as a weed,” says Dr. Orenstein. “In a thriving forest, weeds barely get a foothold. But if you burn the forest down, the weeds are going to flourish.”Unlike antibiotics, which are destructive by definition, fecal transplants or microbial replacement therapies, repopulate the gut with a diverse group of microbes that may block the C. diff’s spore from germinating and propagating disease via its toxins. Transplants have several delivery methods, including enemas, capsules and direct instillation, to replace the diverse flora that maintain health and improve metabolism.Related StoriesInterdisciplinary approach reduces the use of broad spectrum antibioticsMultifaceted intervention for acute respiratory infection improves antibiotic-prescribingFinger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for patients with COPDCurrently, there are no FDA-approved fecal transplant products and performing fecal transplants is considered an investigational procedure. Dr. Orenstein notes there are several companies with products in Phase 3 clinical trials that could come to market as early as 2020. For this reason he strongly urges healthcare providers to refer patients with recurrent C. diff for these trials rather than for fecal transplants. In the meantime, the FDA reserves fecal transplants for patients who have experienced a second recurrence (third episode) of C. diff infection.C. diff is common in healthcare settings and public spaces and rarely causes problems in people with healthy gut microbiota and immune systems, according to researchers. However, people who are already ill and taking antibiotics, chemotherapy, or proton pump inhibitors–which all greatly disrupt the gut ecosystem–are at risk. Elderly patients are especially vulnerable.Dr. Orenstein expects the new treatment options will improve outcomes but says physicians need to assume greater responsibility for prevention.”One of the most effective things physicians can do is become more responsible with antibiotic prescriptions,” says Dr. Orenstein. “That means only prescribing when they are clearly indicated, not for colds or viral sinus infections. We also must be especially judicious with elderly patients.” Source:https://osteopathic.org/last_img read more

Food allergy caused by absence of beneficial bacteria in the gut

first_imgBut the study, conducted primarily in mice, also points the way toward treatments that may protect children from developing food allergies — and reverse the disease in people who already have it. The loss of these bacteria acts as a switch that makes children susceptible to food allergy.”Talal Chatila, MD, director of the Food Allergy Program at Boston Children’s and a senior author on the paper The study, which also tested human gut bacteria, was carried out by Azza Abdel-Gadir, PhD, a former postdoc, and Emmanuel Stephen-Victor, PhD, a current postdoc in Chatila’s lab, both first co-authors on the paper, in collaboration with first co-author Georg Gerber, MD, PhD, and senior co-author Lynn Bry, MD, PhD, both of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.For reasons that remain a mystery, the number of Americans who suffer from food allergy has risen sharply over the last decade to as many 32 million, according to one recent estimate. Nearly 8 percent of children in the U.S. — about two in every classroom — are affected.One hypothesis is that certain Western lifestyle factors — an increase in births by Caesarean section, a decline in breastfeeding, increased use of antibiotics and smaller family sizes, for example — is disrupting the normal microbial balance in the gut, depriving babies of the “good” bacteria that prepare the immune system to recognize food as harmless.Rachid began testing this hypothesis by studying gut bacteria in babies with and without food allergies. Her team collected stool samples from 56 food-allergic patients and 98 matched controls. Gerber and his colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed those samples for changes in bacterial content. The work revealed that the bacteria in the feces of babies with food allergies were different from those of controls. But did those bacterial differences play a role in their food allergies?To find out, the team transplanted fecal bacteria from the babies into a special strain of allergy-prone mice. They fed the mice small doses of chicken egg protein to sensitize their immune systems to this allergen, then challenged the mice with a large dose.The results: Mice that had been given fecal bacteria from food-allergic babies went into the life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. “The fecal bacteria from food-allergic subjects did not protect against food allergy, whereas the bacteria from control subjects did,” Chatila says.To find out which bacteria might be offering that protection, the team turned to Bry at Brigham and Women’s. Bry provided a mix of six bacterial species from the order Clostridiales, which previous studies had suggested might protect against food allergy. When these bacteria were given to the mice, the animals were protected from food allergy to chicken egg protein, whereas mice given other common bacteria were not. “If you give them the right bacteria, the Clostridia, they’re completely resistant to food allergy,” Chatila says.Related StoriesRaw meat can act as reservoir for bacteria associated with hospital infectionsA bacterium may limit cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people, study showsCurved shape of bacteria can make it easier to find foodBry then provided a second mix of unrelated bacteria from the order Bacteroidales. It too was protective. And finally, when the team treated mice that already had food allergy with the Clostridiales or Bacteroidales mixes, they found those therapies completely suppressed the animals’ allergic reactions.Chatila believes the study proves that the loss of protective gut bacteria is a critical factor in food allergy. “At the very least it is a fundamental mechanism. And more likely, in my mind, it is the fundamental mechanism on which other things can be layered,” he says.While previous studies have suggested that certain bacteria can protect against food allergies, Chatila and his colleagues go a step further, describing the specific immunological pathway by which the bacteria act in mice. It begins with a protein, known as MyD88, that serves as a “microbial sensor” in the immune system’s regulatory T cells.”You need the bacteria to give particular signals that are picked up by nascent regulatory T cells in the gut,” Chatila explains. Those signals trigger a chain reaction that changes the gut regulatory T cells into a specific type, known as ROR-gamma regulatory T cells, that protect against food allergies. As a result of this work, Chatila says, “we now have a fundamental concept of how food allergy happens” — a theory he hopes other scientists will now test.Chatila and Rachid believe their findings will eventually lead to new treatments that prevent the development of food allergies in newborns at risk. The treatments might take the form of probiotics — mixes of beneficial bacteria — or drugs that prime the immune system in the same way.And for the millions who already suffer from food allergies, the same treatments may be able to reverse their disease. “Remember,” Chatila says, “in adult mice that had become food-allergic, we could suppress their disease by introducing the good bacteria, which means to us there is the potential to treat somebody with established food allergy and reset their immune system in favor of tolerance.”Ultimately, Chatila cautions, the promising results in mice will have to be duplicated in humans. But that may happen soon. Rachid is already conducting a first-of-its-kind clinical trial at Boston Children’s to test the safety and efficacy of fecal transplants in adults with peanut allergy. And Chatila notes that several companies are already preparing bacterial mixes for clinical trials. “If the race continues with the same intensity, or accelerates, I think you’ll see a product on the market within five years,” he predicts. Source:Boston Children’s Hospital We’re hoping this will lead to a treatment for food allergy, not just a preventative approach.”Co-senior author Rima Rachid, MD, assistant director of the Food Allergy Program in Boston Children’s Division of Immunology Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 25 2019A study by scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, published today in Nature Medicine, makes a strong case that the national epidemic of food allergy is caused by the absence of certain beneficial bacteria in the human gut.last_img read more

New network for children and youth with special health care needs seeks

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jul 12 2019A new research network for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCNet), led by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Boston Children’s Hospital, will lead, promote and coordinate national research activities to improve their systems of care.Funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the 11-site research network will lead, coordinate and promote health systems research for CYSHCN. The network’s work will strengthen the base of evidence related to key components of a comprehensive, high-quality system of care for CYSHCN. It will respond to a need among CYSHCN and their families for evidence about how best to deliver and coordinate care for their conditions.The new network is led by Christopher Stille, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado; Jay Berry, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital; and Charlene Shelton, RN, PhD, program manager at the University of Colorado Denver. We are very proud to lead the new network. It will be a ‘big tent’ for child health research across the United States, where researchers practice, and policy groups, and patient and family groups can work together. We are kicking it off with 11 major institutions and partners, and eventually will include even more. The more diversity in the network, the better information we will get to help improve health care for children with special needs throughout the country.”Christopher Stille, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado CYSHCNet has relationships with Family Voices, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), American Academy of Pediatrics (APA), state Medicaid programs, and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), as well as research networks working in other areas of child and adolescent health. These stakeholders and others have collaborated to create a national research agenda for CYSHCN, which will be published later this year. In collaboration with CHA, the network hosts teams working on secondary database projects related to important health system topics for CYSHCN, including emergency and urgent care, transition to adulthood, disability and Social Security Income, multimorbidity, neonatal care, post-acute care, and chronic medication use.Related StoriesChaos in the house and asthma in children – the connectionWhy Mattresses Could be a Health Threat to Sleeping ChildrenGuidelines to help children develop healthy habits early in lifeThe first of these secondary database projects, led by Dr. James Feinstein (University of Colorado) and Dr. Berry, focusing on opioid exposure in CYSHCN, has been published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Study findings will heighten parental and clinician awareness about choosing whether to prescribe opioids to CYSHCN and, if so, when and how follow-up should occur. Findings will also inform opioid prescribing guidelines and policies for CYSHCN at the hospital and governmental levels such as Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees to ensure the safety of opioid use in CYSHCN. A second completed study on polypharmacy in CYSHCN has also recently been published in the Journal of Pediatrics.”The secondary data and analytics core of the network is thriving,” said Dr. Berry. “Over time, the core will fuel a portfolio of impactful health systems research on CYSHCN.”Prospective network projects underway include assessing factors that boost parents’ confidence in caring for their children during times of stress; models of collaboration between academic medical centers and community clinicians for children with medical complexity; and a peer mentoring program to help youth with special health care needs transition from pediatric to adult health care. Source:Children’s Hospital Coloradolast_img read more

First look LG V40 ThinQ smartphone features five cameras but do you

first_img ©2018 USA Today Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. “Do I really need five cameras in a smartphone?” Citation: First look: LG V40 ThinQ smartphone features five cameras, but do you really need them? (2018, October 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-lg-v40-thinq-smartphone-features.html IPhone XS and XS Max review: Apple’s beautiful big-screen beasts exact a small ransom Maybe the most interesting feature to highlight is called Cine Shot, or the ability to create a “living photo” or cinemagraph. What this essentially means is you’re capturing a still image, except, that is, for a chosen portion of the picture that remains animated, something like a babbling brook behind an otherwise frozen subject. It’s a cool effect done right, but I found the process is a little tricky. You have to remain still to capture three seconds of video, then after shooting “paint” over the portion of the image with your finger where you want to retain motion. The feature works with both the rear and front cameras.As for the front cameras, you can toggle between them to grab your standard selfie, or shoot a wider angle picture that captures not only your face, but also the mugs of all your buddies.Other photo features on the V40 are also found on rival phones, including portrait effects that let you blur the background while focusing on your main subject. I wouldn’t blame you if that was the first thing you asked upon hearing about the signature feature in the LG V40 ThinQ, the latest premium flagship smartphone from the South Korean electronics maker.Specs-wise LG’s new $900 (on up) phone is in line with other Android smartphones in this class. It is water and dust resistant and has a phablet-sized display, a 6-4 inch OLED variety in this case (with a notch), framed by thin bezels.Inside is powerful Qualcomm processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable (up to 2-terabytes) through microSD. It also has a standard headphone jack—and these days, that is worth cheering.And I should point out that while the phone has a solid feel, I found it to be a tad slippery and a magnet for smudges.Still, what you keep coming back to is that camera quintet, broken out as follows: The rear of the device sports a module with three different lenses: 16-megapixel super wide, 12MP standard, 12MP 2X telephoto zoom. The front of the device has a camera pair comprised of a standard 8MP lens and 5MP wide angle. I plan to reserve my full judgement until I’ve had an opportunity to take more pictures and determine whether most of the camera features border on being more fun and helpful, or quite frankly more gimmicky. Sorry, LG, but at least with some of the features here I’m leaning towards the latter.One feature I find useful, at least some of the time, is that you can preview what a shot will look like taken with any of the three rear cameras.And if you choose the aptly named “Triple Shot” mode, you can capture an image taken with the rear trio in consecutive fashion, with the idea being to focus on an object in the center of your scene and holding the camera still until all three photos have been taken. A few seconds later, the camera generates a GIF. You’ve also of course captured pictures from all three cameras and can save and/or share any or all three.Yet another feature, the “Flash Jump-Cut” mode, also generates a GIF, by shooting photos 3 seconds apart. You get to choose just how many pics will be the underpinning for this GIF (4, 8, 12, 16 or 20 images). This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Recycling of photovoltaic waste boosts circular economy

first_img Citation: Recycling of photovoltaic waste boosts circular economy (2018, October 16) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-recycling-photovoltaic-boosts-circular-economy.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Credit: ABC Photo, Shutterstock According to the EU’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, 85 percent of PV waste must be recovered and 80 percent recycled and reused, by 2018. The Horizon2020 CABRISS project helped to transform the legal obligations under the WEEE directive into new business opportunities by pioneering a circular economy based on recycled, reused and recovered indium (In), Si and silver (Ag) materials for PV and other applications. Supported by SPIRE (Sustainable process industry through resource and energy efficiency), the consortium comprised 11 companies and 5 research institutes from 9 EU countries working in a public-private partnership. According to project coordinator David Pelletier: “CABRISS focuses mainly on a photovoltaic production value chain, thus demonstrating the cross-sectorial industrial symbiosis with closed-loop processes.” Industrial symbiosis describes a network of diverse organisations for fostering eco-innovation, long-term culture change, and improving business and technical processes. CABRISS developed this process by providing raw materials as feed stocks for other industries.Valuable materials from PV wasteResearchers used three different sources of PV waste in the project. The first involved a novel technique for delaminating and recovering all high-value materials like Ag, In, Si and high-purity glass from PV end-of-life thin film and Si-based PV modules. The second comprised solid waste from PV production, consisting of a mixture of broken Si wafers and cells. The final source is dry Si powder PV production waste, known as kerf, recovered from material lost during the cutting process. Project partners used laser technology to open the thin-film photovoltaic modules without damage, resulting in higher value for the recycled glass. “For Si-based PV modules, an innovative and water-based technology was developed which, unlike conventional shredding technologies, does not break glass resulting in the collection of all materials in Si PV modules,” says Pelletier.Economically efficient and environmentally friendlyThis approach paved the way for high-value, high-yield recycling of PV modules (thin-film and silicon) with economically efficient recovery of all reusable materials. “The result is WEEE-compliant recycling of PV wastes, increasing yield and quality of recovered materials, including silicon, indium, silver, and high-quality undamaged glass,” Pelletier explains.Furthermore, researchers tested innovative cost-effective methods for the extraction and the recovery of Ag and Si. They also demonstrated the possibility of purifying the recovered Si from broken wafers and cells to solar-grade (5N-grade) by pyro- and hydro- metallurgical processes for direct reuse in the PV industry. “Refining of silicon kerf has already led to metallurgical silicon grades of 3N to 4N,” claims Pelletier. CABRISS benefits society by avoiding the environmental impact of landfilling PV waste and the high energy invested in producing virgin Si that has not been used before in manufacturing. It also reduces the environmental impact of the recycling process itself by optimising recycling procedures according to results of the life cycle analysis. “In addition, reports on good practices of waste traceability between PV manufacturers/ PV recyclers will help to improve recyclability opportunities and collection efficiency,” Pelletier points out. An EU-funded initiative has developed methods for recovering valuable materials from photovoltaic (PV) waste such as silicon (Si) for re-use in the industry.center_img How to improve recovery of electrical and electronic equipment waste Provided by CORDIS Explore furtherlast_img read more

Legendary Persecuted CodeBreaker Alan Turing Finally Recognized for His Achievements

first_imgIf it weren’t for the legendary World War II code-breaker Alan Turing, the outcome for the Allied forces might have looked very different. The mathematician and computer scientist has been widely credited with hastening the end of the war, thanks to his work decoding German naval messages. But only seven years after the end the war, Turing, who was gay, was convicted of “gross indecency” for his relationship with a 19-year-old man. Turing wasn’t formally pardoned until 2014. Now, 65 years after Turing’s death, the Bank of England is recognizing the trailblazer’s contributions to science and technology by featuring his face on the brand-new design of their 50-pound note. “It was nothing short of a tragedy how a country he had served with such distinction treated him after the war, persecuting him for his homosexuality,” said Demis Hassabis, a British artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, at the unveiling ceremony in Manchester. “That’s why it’s wonderful to see Turing on the note, as a powerful symbol of the long overdue recognition he deserves.” Not only did Turing’s contributions to math and computer science aid the Allied war effort, they also laid the foundations for modern computers. In his 1936 paper titled “On Computable Numbers,” Turing invented the concept of algorithms, sets of instructions that dictate how computers operate, BBC reported. He was also one of the earliest computer scientists to begin thinking about AI. His ‘Turing test’ is still used to determine whether a machine is “intelligent” or not.Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65942-turing-finally-recognized-fifty-pound-note.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  “As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as a war hero, Alan Turing’s contributions were far ranging and path breaking,” Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, said in a statement. “Turing is a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand.” The new banknote won’t just feature Turing’s face. It will also include a ticker tape of binary code that spells out his birthday (June 23, 1912), a depiction of the machine he used to help break the German Enigma code, and his signature. Turing wasn’t the only scientist considered for this new note. In total, 989 scientists were nominated. The short list included Rosalind Franklin, Stephen Hawking and Adam Lovelace, among others. Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoBeverly Hills MDTop Plastic Surgeon: “You Can Fill In Wrinkles At Home” (Here’s How)Beverly Hills MDUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoTop 10 Best Meal DeliveryMeal Kit Wars: 10 Tested & Ranked. See Who WonTop 10 Best Meal DeliveryUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndo The Top 10 Revolutionary Computers Beyond Tesla: History’s Most Overlooked Scientistscenter_img The 10 Noblest Nobel Prize Winners of All Timelast_img read more

Karnataka Speaker trying to prop Kumaraswamys minority govt Rebel MLAs to SC

first_imgNEW DELHI: The 15 rebel Congress-JD (S) MLAs told the Supreme Court Tuesday that Karnataka assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar is trying to “prop” the H D Kumaraswamy-led government which has lost the majority and his non-acceptance of their resignations is a violation of fundamental right. They told a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that it is their fundamental right to resign from the membership of the Assembly and the Speaker cannot “frustrate” it by not accepting the resignations. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for these MLAs, argued that once resignation is tendered, “notwithstanding the pendency of disqualification proceeding, has to be decided in its own course and the parameter for this is to see whether its voluntary or under coercion”. “When an MLA says that he wants to resign voluntarily, there is no rule not to accept it. It cannot be mixed up with the disqualification process. If an MLA says he will resign, nobody can compel him to discharge his duty as a member of the Assembly,” he told the bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose. The bench, after hearing the submissions of the counsels representing the MLAs, the Speaker and the Chief Minister, said it would pronounce order Wednesday on the pleas filed by the 15 lawmakers seeking a direction for the Speaker to accept the resignations. Rohatgi said the speaker, by not accepting their resignations, is forcing them to vote in a particular manner during the scheduled trust vote on July 18. “This (resignation) is my right. He (Speaker) cannot force me (MLAs). He is infringing upon my fundamental right to resign and do whatever I want to do,” he told the bench. He argued that the Kumaraswamy-led government “is in minority” and idea behind keeping the resignations pending is to make them vote during the confidence motion. “What will happen if you (MLAs) resign?,” the bench asked Rohatgi. He said that if the resignations are accepted, the MLAs can join other party and may “become a minister tomorrow and then get elected to the Assembly within six months”. He said the Speaker has to only ascertain whether the resignation is voluntary and “nobody has put a gun on the temple (of an MLA) to resign”. Rohatgi said if the Speaker is not accepting the resignations, he is compelling these MLAs to do something against their wishes. “The rule says that decide the resignation now. By not deciding it and keeping it pending, he (Speaker) cannot be said to be neutral and is partisan,” he said. He said there may be several reasons for an MLA to resign from the membership of the Assembly. Referring to the unprecedented midnight hearing in the apex court last year, Rohatgi said that the court had directed the protem Speaker of Karnataka Assembly to conduct a floor test. He said the bench should ask the Speaker to decide on resignations of these MLAs during the day itself and he can later decide the issue of disqualification. He said there is vote of confidence in Assembly on July 18 and the rebel MLAs may be forced to follow the whip despite resigning. The bench asked Rohatgi if there was any constitutional obligation on the Speaker to decide disqualification which was initiated after the resignation. Rohatgi responded that the rules say to ‘decide now’ on resignation. “How can the speaker keep it pending?,” he asked. Disqualification proceeding is like a “mini-trial” under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution, Rohatgi said, adding that resignation is different and its acceptance is based on single criterion — is it voluntary or not. There is nothing to show the rebel MLAs conspired with BJP, the senior advocate said, adding that the disqualification proceeding was nothing but to scuttle resignation of MLAs. He also told the court that the disqualification proceedings were initiated for not being “a disciplined soldier of the party and for not attending meetings outside the Assembly”. The bench further asked if all the disqualification pleas are on same grounds, to which Rohatgi replied “more or less same”. The rebel MLAs told the court that the Speaker kept their resignation pending just to disqualify them and there was nothing wrong in resigning to escape disqualification. Summing up the arguments, Rohatgi asked the bench to continue with its interim order directing Speaker to maintain status quo on the issue of resignations and disqualification of the MLAs. The counsel for the rebel MLAs also asked the bench that if the House assembles for business, the 15 rebel MLAs be exempted from appearing on the basis of the whip of the ruling coalition. Download The Times of India News App for Latest India News.XStart your day smart with stories curated specially for youlast_img read more

Many districts in Uttar Pradesh stare at floods as rains swell rivers

first_img Nelanshu Shukla LucknowJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 22:19 IST The water level in the river Ganga in Varanasi has risen due to rainfall.HIGHLIGHTSIncessant rains since last few days have increased the water level in Sangam riverA flood like situation is being witnessed in low lying areas close to Sangam riverWater has also entered in temples situated on the banks of river GangaHeavy rainfall in some of the districts in Uttar Pradesh particularly in the eastern part have increased water level in major rivers.Incessant rains since last few days have increased the water level in Sangam river affecting the lives of the people living in the nearby areas. A flood like situation is being witnessed in low lying areas close to the river. Due to that, many people have been moved to safer places.The water level in the river Ganga in Varanasi has also risen due to rainfall and people living close to the banks have migrated to other areas. The local administration is also helping the people who are forced to shift due to the flood-like situation. Water has also entered in temples situated on the banks of river Ganga while heavy water logging has been reported in the area.The district administrations in Bahraich, Gonda, Lakhimpur Kheri, Gorakhpur, Barabanki have sounded a high alert have sounded a high alert in the wake of floods in Nepal which has claimed lives of over 40 people.Arrangements are already in place to shift people to safer places in areas close to Nepal.Meanwhile, the state capital Lucknow witnessed cloudy sky on Sunday with maximum temperature of 36.3 degrees celsius.According to the meteorological department, Aligarh was the hottest city in the state, where mercury touched 38.6 degrees celsius, followed by Kanpur which recorded a high of 37.6 degrees Celsius. Banda and Agra — each recorded a maximum of 37.2 degrees Celsius.The meteorological department also said that heavy rain is very likely at isolated places over the state on July 15.ALSO READ | Heavy rains trigger flash floods in Nepal, leave 34 deadALSO WATCH | In Depth: Decoding the link between floods and droughtsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup 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 bySnigdha Choudhury Next Many districts in Uttar Pradesh stare at floods as rains swell riversIncessant rains since last few days have increased the water level in Sangam river affecting the lives of the people living in the nearby areas.advertisementlast_img read more