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Australian Open Squads In Camp

first_imgAustralia’s Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Open squads will travel to Sydney this weekend for a training camp in preparation for the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series to be held in Auckland next February.  The Australians are hopeful of continuing their strong form against New Zealand on the Touch Football field after their impressive 3-0 whitewash of their Trans Tasman counterparts in Mudgee earlier this year.  This will be the final selection medium for athletes to impress their respective coaches before teams are decided on and final preparation for the Open’s division title defence begins. The Super Trans Tasman will be the biggest Trans Tasman held yet, with 12 divisions – four Youth, three Open and five Masters – travelling to Auckland to compete. Stay tuned to the TFA website for all of the latest news in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series – www.austouch.com.au.Related LinksAussie Squads In Camplast_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

The BBC has commissioned a series of eight new com

first_imgThe BBC has commissioned a series of eight new comedy pilots for its video-on-demand service the iPlayer.The comedies were ordered by youth-skewing network BBC3, which also ordered six short dramas for the VOD service earlier this year. Both are designed to showcase up-and-coming talent.The comedy pilots are: Bamboo, about “two posh idiots” who try and set up a nightclub; Kerry, a multicharacter sketch-show; puppet show Fuzzbox; C Bomb, about “the godfather of the South Yorkshire dubstep scene”; Another sketch show called The Cariad Show; studio based comedy show Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment; The Committee, about the committee meeting of a Welsh social club; and mocumentary Going Native.At the same time BBC3 also ordered a string of comedy series for its linear channel, including a third season of Pramface and Uncle, a new series from production company Baby Cow starring Nick Helm as the world’s most irresponsible uncle – based on a mockumentary piloted on BBC iPlayer last year called People Just Do Nothing (w/t).BBC3 ordered a string of online comedy pilots last year. Meanwhile, last month, the corporation also announced it will debut a new Peter Kay-starring comedy series on the iPlayer before it broadcasts on TV, as part of its original content commitment to its online service.The show will be the first full BBC series to air online before linear TV, and comes after the corporation announced in February that it will launch 40 hours of content on its catch-up service in the next year before it airs on TV.last_img read more

To have Rebecca Testi coming to the Fashion Fest

first_img“To have Rebecca Testi coming to the Fashion Fest is a great endorsement of our event and a huge attraction for those coming along.”Tracy Gillespie from Bejewelled At Soul has secured Rebecca for the festival, are also delighted to have the exclusive jewellery brand on board.She said: “This is fantastic news for the local fashion industry and we are delighted that Rebecca herself is coming along to the event. “The Rebecca brand is absolutely huge, in addition to their own brand they also produce high quality lines for designer brands such as Gucci & Louis Vuitton. “So you can understand our excitement when Rebecca Testi herself decided she would love to come visit our store! “Not only does Rebecca Testi head the marketing department for the company she is a big deal in the world of Italian social media.“Earlier this year we had the pleasure of visiting Rebecca head office, this is a massive company but has a strong family business ethos, keeping it local, quality produce and high fashion. “Rebecca mentioned she would love to come visit us in the North West but never did we think it would happen. “Less than a month later she had the flights booked! “Rebecca has attended exclusive events all over the world but Rebecca and her team are so excited to attend The Fashion Fest in Derry and we as a company are only too delighted to have someone of such prestige visiting us here in the beautiful North West.”She added that following the fashion fest event, Bejeweled At Soul will be hosting a customer event from 3-6pm which is invite only and customers interested in coming along to meet Rebecca can express an interest by contacting 028 71 886341 or https://m.facebook.com/bejeweledatsoulTickets for Fashion Fest taking place at the Guildhall on 13 October at 8pm are selling fast. Priced at £15, the tickets include complimentary refreshments on arrival and a fab goody bag. The event will be jointly co-hosted by Stephen Clements (QRadio) and Dylan Llewellyn of Derry Girls fame and will showcase the best of emerging and established designers including an exclusive finale featuring London designer Kate Halfpenny.For more info visit www.derrystrabane.com/fashionfest #fashionfestderryItalian jewellery ace “Rebecca” to attend Derry Fashion Fest was last modified: October 6th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: THE organisers of Derry’s Fashion Fest received a major coup this week with news that a VIP from one of the biggest internationally renowned jewellery brands will attend this year’s event later this month.Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Business team, who organise the annual Fashion Fest event that is scheduled to take place on Saturday 13 October, are delighted that Rebecca Testi, the marketing executive of Italian international brand, Rebecca, will be part of this year’s festivalRebecca jewellery is renowned worldwide for its high end, trend setting fashion jewellery and news that the company owner is travelling to Derry to be part of the festival is expected to create a real buzz among local fashionistas. Rebecca Testi’s visit to Derry coincides with the launch of the new Rebecca department that is being launched at Bejeweled At Soul at an exclusive blogger brunch scheduled for Sunday 14th October.Welcoming the announcement, Danielle McNally from Derry City and Strabane District Council said having a brand of the calibre of Rebecca attending the Fashion Fest is hugely significant and a real coup for the event.She said: “Rebecca is a really well known and highly prestigious jewellery brand that has taken every market by storm since its inception. It was established by designer, Alessandro Testi who named it after his daughter “Rebecca”. “The range is 100% created in Italy, with a mix of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology in their head office in Florence, in the heart of Tuscany and remains a true family business to this day. ShareTweet Derry and Strabane CouncilDerry Fashion FestGuildhallItalian jewellery ace “Rebecca” to attend Derry Fashion FestRebecca jewelleryRebecca Testilast_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

Minimallyinvasive surgery to remove blood from the brain associated with fewer deaths

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 8 2019Minimally-invasive surgery to remove blood from the brain along with intermittent dosing of a clot-busting drug after a brain bleed may not improve function better than medical therapy but it was associated with fewer deaths, according to late-breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.The research study – Minimally Invasive Surgery Plus Alteplase for Intracerebral Hemorrhage Evacuation (MISTIE III), which will be simultaneously published in The Lancet – tested if catheter-based removal of blood from intracerebral bleeding could improve the proportion of patients with mild to no disability at one year.Related StoriesAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaDon’t Miss the Blood-Brain Barrier Drug Delivery (B3DD) Summit this AugustStudy provides new insight into longitudinal decline in brain network integrity associated with agingThere is currently no effective surgical treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage, which is the most common type of lethal brain bleed. The MISTIE procedure avoids the damage of traditional craniotomy by using imaging to guide placement of a soft tube into the blood clot through a small hole in the skull to remove large amounts of blood and toxic blood components.The study included 506 stroke patients (average age 62; 62 percent male) from 78 sites who were randomized to medical therapy or to a standardized, low mechanical impact procedure with suction and up to three days of gentle irrigation with the clot-busting drug alteplase. Two hundred and fifty-six patients were randomized to the MISTIE procedure and 250 to medical therapy. Functional recovery was compared at one year after stroke.Researchers found: For medium to large blood clots, the MISTIE procedure did not improve functional recovery one year after stroke. Good recovery was achieved in 45 percent of MISTIE patients and 41 percent medical therapy patients. 9 percent of patients in the MISTIE group died while 15 percent of the medical therapy patients died. Source:https://newsroom.heart.org/news/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-brain-bleeds-may-not-be-better-at-restoring-function-than-standard-meds-but-may-lessen-deathscenter_img “The trial confirmed that removal of the blood clot using the MISTIE procedure can be done safely as compared to supportive therapy. But there was no difference in functional recovery between those in the surgery group and the medical group,” said Daniel F. Hanley, M.D., professor of Acute Neurology and director of the Division of Brain Injury Outcomes at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. “The trial results do suggest that patients have improved functional recovery when the blood clot size is reduced to about 3 tablespoonsful or less of blood. This will require further study, but, at a minimum, the trial data provide a sound basis to avoid limiting care in patients with large brain blood clots.”last_img read more

New sensing tool could aid in early detection of Dengue virus

first_img Source:https://www.bath.ac.uk/announcements/new-technology-could-detect-dengue-fever-earlier/ Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Mar 12 2019Dr Paulo Rocha from the University of Bath’s Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is developing a low-cost integrative sensing tool for early detection of Dengue virus, using a novel platform containing electrical sensors to investigate the behavior of human cells infected with Dengue virus.When someone is infected by the Dengue virus it produces proteins, particularly ‘non-structural protein 1’ (NS1) which is secreted from infected cells. Using a three centimeter squared platform, the Bath-based research team will observe the electrical behavior of human cells in vitro infected by different concentrations of NS1.A better understanding of the electrical behavior of these cells, the researchers believe, will help create a more accurate and sensitive way of detecting the presence of Dengue virus.Related StoriesThe return of the measles: are we going backward?Puzzling paralysis affecting healthy children warns CDCExperts find previously unknown bacterial strain of the genus LeptospiraIn the future, it is hoped this research will lead to the development of a low cost, disposable, real-time wearable system for detecting Dengue fever as well as Zika virus and Yellow Fever virus, both of which belong to the same Flaviviridae family. This will be of particular benefit to communities in developing countries where access to healthcare may be limited and Dengue fever is particularly prevalent.Dengue fever is an incurable mosquito-borne tropical disease initiated by the Dengue virus. It is spread by mosquitos mostly in tropical and subtropical areas of the world with symptoms ranging from fever and muscle/joint pains to life-threatening Dengue hemorrhagic fever. Each year it is estimated 390 million dengue infections occur around the world. Of these, 500,000 cases develop into dengue hemorrhagic fever which results in up to 25,000 deaths annually worldwide.A method that doctors currently adopt to test for Dengue fever is by examining the presence of NS1 in a patient’s bloodstream through a simple blood test. However, many people who are infected by Dengue virus may not be diagnosed due to the concentration of NS1 being so low and therefore not detected. This prevents correct diagnosis and the early intervention of drugs to counteract and reduce the effects of the virus.Lead researcher and Assistant Professor in the University of Bath’s Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Dr Paulo Rocha, said: “If we can detect Dengue fever earlier on, we can ultimately efficiently treat a person’s symptoms and prevent the virus from developing into a more serious infection.”By determining if there is a correlation with a cell’s electrical signal and the presence – no matter how little the concentration – of NS1, we can identify if someone is infected with Dengue virus earlier.”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

Risk of stillbirth increases by continuing pregnancy to 41 weeks gestation

first_imgMore than 3,000 babies are stillborn every year in the UK – a third of these are term babies (37 weeks or beyond) who were considered to be ‘healthy’ prior to their death. Prolonged pregnancy is a known risk factor for stillbirth and women are routinely offered induction of labor after 41 weeks’ gestation. This recommendation is based on evidence of increased stillbirth risk beyond 41 weeks. However, one in three women with a stillbirth at term loses her baby before this period. The magnitude of this risk is not routinely communicated due to a previous lack of robust evidence.Related StoriesPersonalizing Nutritional Medicine With the Power of NMRIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyMaternal obesity may negatively affect children’s lung developmentThe researchers have now analyzed data from 13 separate studies in the UK, US, Denmark and Norway, which included 15,124,027 pregnancies, 17,830 stillbirths and 2,348 newborn deaths.Despite the stillbirth risk figures, delivery before 41 weeks did not increase the risk of newborn death (defined as a death during the first 28 days of life) – the risk was unchanged for births between 38 and 41 weeks of gestation. The risk increased by 87 per cent for deliveries at 42 weeks’ gestation compared to 41 weeks.Professor Thangaratinam added: “This is the largest study of its kind, and finally provides precise estimates of potential risks of stillbirth. Now that we understand the extent to which stillbirth risks increase with each week of pregnancy, we should be incorporating this information in all discussions around delivery plans in pregnant women at term.”We were surprised to see how much poorer pregnancy outcomes were for Black women – they were up to twice more likely to experience stillbirth than White women. Healthcare professionals need to take these added risks into account when developing care plans for these women.”Limitations of the study include variations in the definitions of low risk pregnancy, the wide time-span of the studies, loss of data due to exclusion of studies that did not provide stillbirth estimates in weekly intervals, and potential confounders affecting the outcome. Source:Queen Mary University Of LondonJournal reference:Muglu, J. et al. (2019) Risks of stillbirth and neonatal death with advancing gestation at term: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies of 15 million pregnancies. PLOS Medicine. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002838 . While there is an additional risk of stillbirth at 41 weeks, compared to 40 weeks, it is small. Women who prefer not to have medical interventions such as induction of labor may therefore acknowledge this small additional risk, and choose to wait until 41 weeks so that they have more time to go into labor naturally. Meanwhile, other women may prefer to have discussions with their healthcare providers on induction after 40 weeks. So this is all about helping women make informed decisions on timing of delivery.” Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 3 2019With every week that a pregnancy continues past term (37 weeks), the risk of stillbirth increases, according to an analysis of more than 15 million pregnancies led by Queen Mary University of London.The results, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, also included a small but significantly increased risk of stillbirth in mothers who continued their pregnancy to 41 weeks’ gestation (when women are routinely offered induction of labor), compared to those who delivered at 40 weeks.The researchers say that women who are 41 weeks pregnant should not be alarmed, as the risk is low – equivalent to one additional stillbirth for every 1,449 pregnancies, compared to delivering at 40 weeks.Compared to White women, Black women at term were also found to be 1.5 to 2 times more likely to suffer stillbirth at all gestational ages.Lead Researcher Professor Shakila Thangaratinam from Queen Mary University of London:last_img read more

Fiat Chrysler nearly doubles profits in 2017

© 2018 AFP Italian-US carmaker Fiat Chrysler said Thursday that its net profit nearly doubled in 2017, outpacing analysts’ expectations, but it downgraded its sales target for the current year. Fiat Chrysler said in a statement that net profit soared by 93 percent to 3.5 billion euros ($4.3 billion) last year. In the fourth quarter alone, net profit nearly doubled as well, jumping by 97 percent to 804 million euros.Fiat Chrysler said it sold a total 4.74 million vehicles worldwide in 2017, stable compared with the previous year. Revenues totalled 110.9 billion euros, little changed from 111 billion euros in 2016.Looking ahead to 2018, the carmaker said it has downgraded its full-year revenues forecast to 125 billion euros from 136 billion euros previously. At the same time, Fiat Chrysler stuck to its forecast for net profit of around five billion euros. Previously, it had been pencilling in net profit of between 4.7-5.5 billion euros. Investors welcomed the numbers and shares in Fiat Chrysler were showing a gain of 1.9 percent at 19.81 euros on the Milan stock exchange, meaning the stock has sped ahead by 94 percent since a year ago. Explore further France to probe Fiat for emissions cheating Citation: Fiat Chrysler nearly doubles profits in 2017 (2018, January 25) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-fiat-chrysler-profits.html Fiat Chrysler doubled profits in 2017 but sales held steady. 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. read more

NFLNFLPA end productive talks about new CBA early report says

first_imgFrom the NFLPA & NFL pic.twitter.com/zX6hhCWZgQ- Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) July 17, 2019Goodell confirmed earlier this month that the league would like to have a new CBA in place before the start of the 2019 regular season, which will kick off September 5 when the Bears host the Packers.It was reported that discussions between the NFL and NFLPA were “set to intensify” this summer, with the meetings scheduled for July 17-19 marking the first time the two sides will engage in talks for three straight days – or so they thought.The current CBA is set to expire after the 2020 season. While there’s no guarantee an agreement will be reached, both sides are optimistic they can find some middle ground to avoid a work stoppage. Representatives for the NFL and NFL Player’s Association met Wednesday in Chicago to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement, though the meeting didn’t last as long as initially believed.According to NFL Media, citing unidentified sources, the session initially slated to take place for three days has ended already after just one, but the two sides are scheduled to reconvene July 29. SIGN UP to watch every NFL game and RedZone during the 2019 season on DAZNThe report noted those in attendance included NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, a number of owners from the NFL’s Management Council Executive Committee and a number of players from the NFLPA’s Executive Committee, including Richard Sherman, Russell Okung and Adam Vinatieri.The NFL and NFLPA bargaining session, originally scheduled for 3 days, is already over. One source described it as “productive.” Now need time to review and regroup. Plan is to resume on July 29.- Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 17, 2019Despite the abrupt sitdown, the NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement summarizing the meeting that took place as a “productive” one.”Today’s meeting was productive, constructive and beneficial for both sides, and the meetings between the NFLPA’s Executive Committee and the NFL’s Management Council Executive Committee will continue,” the statement read.last_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