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World champion PV Sindhu looks to maintain dominance in China Open test

first_img Akshay Ramesh New DelhiSeptember 16, 2019UPDATED: September 17, 2019 07:26 IST PV Sindhu to open China Open 2019 campaign against Li Xuerui of China (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSFormer champion PV Sindhu eyeing 2nd China Open gold medal5th seed Sindhu faces tricky opening-round testThailand Open champions Satwik and Chirag return after missing world championshipsPV Sindhu will be back in action later this week in Changzhou for the prestigious China Open Super 1000 tournament as she will bid to prepare for fresher challenges in the lead up to Tokyo Olympics 2020.PV Sindhu could not have asked for a bigger tournament to reignite the hunger that drove her to world championships glory in Basel a couple of weeks ago. The Super 1000 tournament in China is among the biggest and presents one of the toughest challenges on the circuit.Sindhu won her maiden Superseries title at China Open right after her silver medal-winning campaign at Rio Olympics in 2016. Having missed out on the podium in 2017 and 2018, the Indian shuttler will be keen on getting another major title in the lead up to the biggest showpiece event in 2020.PV Sindhu has, it is safe to say, found ways to deal with the burden of expectations. Inevitably, she steps up in major tournaments and the gold medal at Basel World Championships proves she is ready for the big mental battles as well.However, Sindhu herself has acknowledged the need to stay afresh and find newer ways of tackling challenges that come her way in the lead up to next year’s Olympics, which will certainly prove to be the biggest test of her celebrated yet nascent career.”Now I have to really work harder and change a few things and come with new things because everyone can see my game and know what I am playing. So I have to go with a new strategy every time I go into the court,” Sindhu had said earlier this month.advertisementPV Sindhu will be heading into China Open as one of the firm favourites. It will be interesting to see if the young shuttler can live up to the billing, considering the time she has spent on receiving the reception that came her way after the historic world championships gold medal.Tricky opening-round test for PV SindhuPV Sindhu, who has been seeded 5th in the women’s singles category, will open her China Open campaign against former Olympic champion Li Xuerui. It will be a tricky test for Sindhu, who will be looking to shake off rustiness, if any, in the opener on Wednesday.Li Xuerui, who is making a comeback at the highest level, has shown glimpses of vintage self and will be keen on making an impact in front of her home crowd. Notably, Sindhu needed 3 games as she had come back from behind to beat Xeurui when the 2 shuttlers met at Indonesia Masters earlier this year.If Sindhu manages to get past the opening hurdle, she has an easy run at least until the quarter-final wherein she may meet 3rd seed Chen Yufei of China.An all-Indian semi-final between Sindhu and her senior compatriot Saina Nehwal is a possibility but Saina may face world number 2 Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-final if overcomes the initial tests in China.Meanwhile, with Kidambi Srikanth pulling out of China Open with an injury, World Championships 2019 bronze medallist Sai Praneeth will be looking to build on the good in the upcoming tournament. The unseeded Indian shuttler, who has been drawn in the second half, is likely to face an early test against 3rd seed Shi Yuqi of China.Unseeded Parupalli Kashyap is also in the fray and he opens his China Open campaign against France’s Brice Leverdez.Satwiksairaj and Chirag return after injury concernsIn the doubles categories, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will be returning to action after they missed the world championships with injury concerns. The young Indian duo, which created history by winning the Thailand Open earlier this year, takes on Canada’s Jason Anthony Ho-Shue and Nyl Yakura.Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, meanwhile, begin their campaign against 2nd seeds, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia.Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy are the only representatives from India in the women’s doubles category. In the mixed doubles category, Satwiksairaj and Ashwini will open their campaign against 6th seeds Praveen Jordan and Melati Oktavianti of Indonesia.Sikki and Pranaav Jerry Chopra, meanwhile face Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich of Germany in their China Open opener.Also Read | I’ll be marked now, need to find new strategy every time: SindhuAlso Read | Have kept an empty space in cabinet for Olympic gold: PV SindhuAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow PV SindhuFollow China Open 2019Follow India badmintonFollow Saina NehwalFollow Li XueruiFollow Satwiksairaj RankireddyFollow Sai PraneethFollow Chirag Shetty Next World champion PV Sindhu looks to maintain dominance in China Open testChina Open 2019: PV Sindhu, who is returning to competitive action after winning a historic world championships gold medal, takes on former Olympic champion and local favourite Li Xuerui in the opening round of the Super 1000 tournament in Changzhou.advertisementlast_img read more

KEANU REEVES REVEALS WINONA RYDER REFERS TO HIM AS HUSBAND

first_imgKeanu Reeves and Winona Ryder (Getty) “We actually got married in ‘Dracula’. No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life,” Ryder told both Reeves and EW. “In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” she explained. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.” Advertisement Advertisement There may be no better example of art imitating life.Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves star in the romantic comedy “Destination Wedding”, but this is not the first time the two have depicted love on screen.The “Stranger Things” actress and Canadian “The Matrix” star played opposite each other in 1992’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”. Reflecting on their past work together, Ryder made a shocking and somewhat hilarious revelation. Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Top Russian internet firm reportedly under pressure on data

MOSCOW — Russia’s leading internet company says it’s committed to data privacy as it responds to reports that the national intelligence agency is pressuring it into handing over encryption keys.Yandex, which runs Russia’s most popular search engine and email service, among other things, on Tuesday did not refute or deny the reports of pressure from Russian authorities. But it said that Russia’s recent law on online security can be enforced without infringing on user privacy.Russia has adopted a flurry of legislation in recent years aimed at expanding the government’s control over the internet.Yandex’s statement came a day after the Russian communications regulator said that it is now requiring dating app Tinder to hand over data on its users.The Associated Press read more

A crowd of headbangers 5 winners and 5 losers from the political

first_imgBut this week he excelled himself with this quite frankly brilliant tongue-in-cheek answer to Sinn Féin TD Sandra McLellan: Source: www.thejournal.ie3. Labour senators Efforts by Labour senators to bring an end to forced marriages were bolstered this week as the government accepted a Seanad motion to remove a legal provision that allows under 18s to get married if they get a court exemption. This legal loophole has created fears that young girls in Ireland are being coerced into marriages.4. Joan BurtonThe Social Protection Minister and Labour leadership hopeful spent nearly half-an-hour answering ours and your questions on Monday and displayed a refreshing attitude towards those sometimes unflattering impressions of her by Mario Rosenstock: Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube5. Alan KellyWhatever the outcome of next week’s Labour deputy leadership contest you can’t fault the Public Transport Minister for his incredibly savvy media campaign in recent weeks. Kelly has been more prominent in the last three weeks than he has in three years with a string of timely announcements aimed at boosting his profile. But do the grassrooots Labour members care and has it worked? We’ll know by this time next week.… and the 5 losers of the week are…1. Brian CrowleyThe Ireland South MEP has joined, in one of his former parliamentary colleague’s words, “a crowd of headbangers” in the European Parliament and as a result lost the Fianna Fáil whip. For Crowley it has never been about party affiliation but personal vote. He is said to have his eye on the presidency but any campaign for the Áras will surely be damaged by his association with a grouping full of racist, xenophobic and anti-gay parties.2. Micheál MartinDespite garnering the support of most of his parliamentary party over the Crowley issue, the Fianna Fáil leader again finds himself undermined by one of his own and in this case his party’s only MEP. The Soldiers of Destiny are left without a representative in Europe after this week – a blow to Martin’s authority as we analysed on Wednesday.3. Enda KennyTwo years ago the Taoiseach suggested the sensitive documents about the bank guarantee may have been shredded prior to him taking office in the Department of the Taoiseach: Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTubeTwo years on there is no basis for the claim and yet he continues to stand by it refusing to withdraw what Micheál Martin said this week was a “partisan slur”.4. James ReillyThe Health Minister may not be in the job much longer but he was forced to admit this week that the HSE will once more need a supplementary budget for the year. Not unusual even in Fianna Fáil’s time in government, but it’s not good news for Reilly that he has struggled to reign in costs even at a time of crippling austerity in many other areas of State spending. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland5. Banking inquiryThe principal problem for the banking inquiry is that it was undermined right from the start when the government messed around with the membership. Now that it’s got under way or at least the initial phases have it is already hitting setbacks after we discovered this week that the Oireachtas committee will be unable to discuss a crucial Cabinet meeting.In fairness this was always known and the inquiry will have access to everything else including previously unreleased documentation, but this week’s news underlines the extent to which it’s not been a good start for the long-awaited probe.Like politics? Then ‘Like’ TheJournal.ie’s Politics page?Burton vs. White: 9 things we learned from the fifth and final Labour hustingsVIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an ‘intensely populist party’Pro-family and anti-immigration: Who are Brian Crowley’s new mates? Source: Eoghan Murphy/Twitter EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie casts its eye over events inside and outside Leinster House that have got people talking.As the saying goes: ‘You win some, you lose some.’So here are our political winners and losers from the past seven days:The 5 winners of the week are…1. Paul KehoeThe government chief whip and junior defence minister has got a promotion of sorts as he was assigned more powers over the day-to-day running of the Defence Forces with Taoiseach and Defence Minister Enda Kenny having enough on his plate. Some within Leinster House view this as a precursor to Kehoe being appointed as the actual Defence Minister, a Cabinet level position, in the reshuffle next month.2. Leo VaradkarThe Transport Minister isn’t a stranger to giving unique and entertaining answers to parliamentary questions which are more often than not incredibly mundane.center_img Ask a direct question, get a direct answer…is this the shortest PQ ever? pic.twitter.com/jXXF4072Xu— Eoghan Murphy (@MurphyEoghan) February 11, 2014last_img read more

iPod nano update lets you turn it off control playback with a

first_imgWhen the iPod nano is off, you will not hear or be alerted to any alarm or reminder set on the iPod. When you turn iPod nano back on, alarms or reminders that haven’t yet expired will occur as scheduled.If you turn iPod nano back on within five minutes of when it was turned off, it will remember your music playlist and what was playing. However, if you turn iPod nano back on more than five minutes after it was turned off, the device will not remember what you were doing on the device or which application was active. The 6th generation iPod nano was announced back in September by Apple. It turned more than a few heads due to the introduction of a touchscreen along with the media player’s smaller size and square shape.The square shape made the G6 iPod nano look like a watch which has led to a whole ecosystem of accessories to turn it into just that. While the latest iPod nano was an improvement over its predecessor, it still had some drawbacks including an inability for the user to turn it completely off, not just sleep. There was also an inability to control music or radio playback without actually looking at the screen of the device.The latest firmware update, version 1.1 available through iTunes, addresses these shortcomings. Once updated, the media player can be turned off when a user holds down the device’s sleep/wake button for several seconds. The only time a user will be unable to turn off the device is when it is charging or attached to a power accessory. The nano can be turned back on by simply pressing the sleep/wake button again.Apple does note some things which will now happen when the device is turned off. These include:Music or other audio that’s playing on the device stops.Paused radio clears.If a slideshow is playing on the device, it stops.If a voice memo is being recorded, it stops and saves.The pedometer stops.Nike + workout data stops and saves. The firmware update will also allow users to control audio playback using the sleep/wake button, but it needs to be programmed for use.To use it in this way do the following:On the Home screen, tap Settings.Tap Music, and then tap the Sleep/Wake Button.Tap the On/Off switch.Tap either Next Track or Play/Pause.Once setup users will be able to double click the sleep/wake button to advance to the next track, pause or play the current track. Other abilities include using the button to skip to the next radio station, pause or play live radio.Read more at Applelast_img read more

Three iPhone 5 concepts ahead of their time

first_imgBloggers and tech journalists have been brimming with iPhone 5 concepts for quite some time now. From an edge-to-edge display to a slide-out keyboard, the ideas have been endless, if slightly offbeat in some cases. The fine folks at Aatma Studio have put together a small video highlighting some intriguing, but highly unlikely iPhone 5 concepts.The ultra-thin design has been a long-rumored feature of the next iPhone. Based in part on supposed leaked images from China, the thinner form factor would set it apart from its thicker Android brethren. Of course, this design concept doesn’t seem that farfetched, but it’s just a bit too thin for what we deem possible with current electronics manufacturing considering all the components that need to fit inside. The edge-to-edge display, however, is likely.While very cool, the laser keyboard would be a very difficult feature to properly execute. It would also be a huge drain on battery life which is one of Apple’s strengths across its iDevices. Judging from the video, it would most likely require a completely flat surface and it doesn’t seem at all that practical. The side-projector module would probably run counter to Apple’s design.The holographic display is way ahead of its time. In the video, it’s unclear exactly how it would work. The user does the multitouch gesture for enlarging an image, but how the video makes the jump from screen to air is a mystery. Many may be displeased with the idea of being able to see what’s behind the holographic display along with the intended image. I don’t think technology is currently at the point where this could be included without a hitch.The iPhone 5 is on the horizon. Apple could very well upset every prediction. Despite the improbability of some of the features in the video, the real-estate of a laser keyboard could prove beneficial for large-handed folk like me. We won’t hold our breath for any of these features being announced at the iPhone 5 launch, though.last_img read more

HTC confirms Android 41 update plans for One X and One S

first_img“When is my device going to get Android 4.1?” is a question that will be asked in an exponentially louder manner over the next few months. Everyone who doesn’t have a Nexus device will be waiting for their manufacturer to release a statement confirming that their device is going to get the next flavor of Android. It seems like HTC is the first up to the podium by announcing they have plans to update the One S and One X to Android 4.1.HTC’s Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon wasn’t exactly risking much by coming out and saying that HTC’s most popular and most recent Android phones would be getting the next version of Android. In fact, he didn’t give any expectation as to how long the update would take, or if any of their other devices would see the update. To imagine a world where HTC’s brand new devices wouldn’t be slated for the next version of Android is a pretty scary one for customers, so it’s good to see HTC making this painfully obvious statement to ease the minds of those who weren’t sure.During Google’s IO conference, one of the big things that was announced specifically to help with keeping devices up to date is the new Android Platform Development Kit, or PDK. This kit was designed by Google specifically to make it easier for handset manufacturers to update their devices to the latest version of Android in a timely manner. When you consider that only a handful of Android 2.3.4 devices have been updated to Android 4.1, the PDK couldn’t have come at a better time to help manufacturers make the jump to 4.1. Unfortunately, there’s very little known about how useful the PDK has been for those manufacturers so far.The biggest reason to get devices updated to Android 4.1 as soon as possible is the performance gains that were earned by the implementation of Project Butter. Despite the HTC One X being a significantly faster device than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, setting the two of them side by side for a performance comparison is downright embarrassing. The 4.1 powered Galaxy Nexus out-performs the 4.0 One X in just about every single way when navigating or accessing Google Apps. If the Galaxy Nexus is able to perform so well under 4.1, more powerful devices like the One X would be far better received if they get updated quickly.via The Vergelast_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_img Sunday 16 Apr 2017, 7:59 PM Share Tweet Email 13,414 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cianan Brennan A pro-Trump supporter is taken into custody by police during clashes between protesters in Berkeley, California Source: Bay Area News Group/TNS/ABACA#NORTH KOREA: The hermit state attempted to fire a missile this morning, however the test is believed to have failed.#SYRIA: At least 68 children are now known to have died in yesterday’s horrific bomb attack near Aleppo.#BERKELEY: Dozens of people have been arrested in the US during anti-Trump tax protests.PARTING SHOT Source: Saturday Night Live/YouTubeIn case you missed it, Melissa McCarthy’s turn on Saturday Night Live as Sean Spicer/The Easter Bunny is a treat.“Ok, Spicey finally made a mistake.” Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday Glen responds to financial allegations, and driver tests positive for cocaine – it’s the Fix.center_img NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND The finalists in the World Irish Dancing Championships, held this weekend in Dublin, donned wellies in support of the RNLI today Source: RNLI The Gay and Lesbian Network (GLEN) has said it is ‘satisfied’ there has been ‘no misappropriation of funds’ after issues were reported to the Charities Regulator.A driver has tested positive for cocaine in one of Ireland’s first roadside drug tests.A pest company has been called to St James’s Hospital 108 times in the last two years.Two gardaí were attacked in Mayo last night, leading one to be hospitalised.Friends of murdered Donegal woman Danielle McLaughlin, who was killed in India, have appealed for information.Ceremonies took place to commemorate those who died during the Easter Rising.Fine Gael is once again the most popular Irish party according to the latest opinion poll.The Clontarf sea wall is changing again, and people and businesses in the area aren’t happy.Half of the population believes drivers shouldn’t be banned for having alcohol in their system.WORLD 4 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3343340 Get our daily news round up: Apr 16th 2017, 7:59 PM last_img read more

Gough the Philhellene

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The news of Gough Whitlam’s passing kept long-time friend, and former world heavyweight champion wrestler, George Gouliovas awake whilst dawn was breaking in Australia.Residing in Greece and saddened by the loss, he says the world has lost one of the most personable and significant individuals to feature in political history.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Gouliovas explains he first met the former prime minister in 1974, when he was in Australia for a world wrestling championship competition. He says he was impressed by the man, who went on to become his koumbaro, but also captivated by his knowledge and logic.“It was the first time I ever felt like I wanted a relationship with someone involved in politics. He was someone that was completely detached from what’s expected from politicians.“Unfortunately, politics is a dirty game, but he was a clean person.” He describes Australia’s political giant as a “people person”, someone who concerned himself with the wellbeing of his constituents and compatriots, evident in his policies.And it was his love for everything Hellenic – from the landscape, to philosophy, history and fluency in the Ancient Greek language – that mesmerised Gouliovas.When asked what it was about Hellenism that captivated Whitlam, Gouliovas replied – “what was it about Hellenism that he didn’t love”.“It’s very hard to find an individual who understood the wisdom and ideas of our predecessors …and he believed in it so much, in its significance. “In my opinion he was the most frequent to travel from Australia to England to speak to the English about the Elgin Marbles. I believe that when he spoke about Greece he had a fire burning in him that made me believe that through his wisdom I was witnessing a reincarnation of an ancient Greek philosopher. He knew so much about Greece that no matter how many times we’d meet up, whether it was just the two of us, or with other Greeks, I for one felt uncomfortable because of the little that I knew about Greece compared to him.”Whitlam had reportedly travelled to Greece over 25 times and one of Gouliovas’ fondest memories was celebrating Whitlam’s birthday at a restaurant in Plaka, Athens. “I remember he’d pick up olives with his hand and he’d dip them in tarama, eat them and lick his fingers. And Margaret – his remarkable wife – would say to him, ‘Gough don’t do that, people will see you’. But he’d say ‘I’m not bothering anybody! It’s just so delicious that I want to eat it and lick my fingers without bothering anybody’.“Mr Whitlam was very down-to-earth. Everyone thinks that they’re grounded, that we have our feet on the ground, whereas he was really grounded, the rest of us are all daydreamers.”Gouliovas explains the following day Margaret and Gough were bound on a trip visiting ancient sites throughout the country. They started in Athens, and worked their way to Corinth, through to the ancient theatre at Epidaurus, Olympia, back to Corinth and finally back to Athens. With them was Whitlam’s personal driver of 15 years, Michael Vlassopoulos. Upon their return, Gouliovas asked him how he found the trip and he said despite enjoying himself he had been left red-faced. “He said ‘Giorgo, from the point we left Athens and on the whole trip, whatever he saw in every ancient city, whatever you can think of, he knew about it. Two or three times he forgot the dates of the events that he was referring to and he became frustrated. Margaret would say ‘don’t worry Gough, don’t worry’, but Gough would say ‘don’t tell me not to worry about it! I’m supposed to remember’ – we (Greeks) don’t even know our culture or history.”Whitlam’s love for Greece and Hellenism took him on many ancient treks, including retracing the steps of Alexander the Great. On his travels, Whitlam had written a letter to Gouliovas, who showed it to writers and artists, journalists and people he claims held cultural positions. Without affording them contextual background, he asked if they could explain what the words ‘Priene’ and ‘Aphrodisias’ meant to them. “After 10 minutes they told me ‘we can’t find the meaning, tell us, who told you?’. I said ‘ladies and gentlemen, no one told me, they were written on a piece of paper with small Greek letters, and of the 10 Greek words only two had grammatical errors, and the person wasn’t even Greek’. They asked me ‘if he wasn’t Greek what was he?’ And I said Australian. “I said the person told me that ‘Priene’ is a small city in Asia Minor which was the birthplace of one of the Seven Wise Men of ancient Greece, Bias of Priene. It was one of the towns he would pass through for the third time with his wife and their group of friends, on the trek following Alexander the Great. He was such a special person, with such a deep understanding of Greek history and such a love of the ancient Greek spirit. And everyone’s jaws dropped … they’re all supposedly at the forefront of the cultural arm in Greece.”He says Whitlam was a “special person”, highly educated with “so much wisdom”, and believes his own representatives in Greece should consider him an example when undertaking their roles. “I don’t think I will ever, or have ever, met anyone like him, because they don’t exist and I don’t think the world will ever be graced by such a person.”“If Greek politicians had one ounce of the Philhellenism of Mr Whitlam, even the smallest love for Greece, and an ounce of his spirituality, and if there was someone advocating for Greece like Mr Whitlam did, Greece at present would be a paradise. Unfortunately our politicians … well, there is no need to tell you, you see it, you read about it and you learn about it everyday.”Gouliovas says it was his humbled nature, despite his many riches, that kept him grounded. He was happy with life’s simplicities, he didn’t need extravagant housing and was happy to spend his days with his wife of 70 years.last_img read more

Les Vikings auraient été vaincus par le froid au Groenland

first_imgLes Vikings auraient été vaincus par le froid au GroenlandPubliée dans Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, une étude menée au Groenland par des chercheurs américains et britanniques, et dans laquelle des données climatologiques complètent les données historiques et archéologiques, montre que plusieurs épisodes de grand froid ont fini par chasser les Vikings de leurs colonies groenlandaises, durant le Moyen Âge.À partir de carottes de glace prélevées près de deux lacs de Kangerlussuaq, au Groenland, des climatologues ont reconstitué 5.600 ans d’histoire du climat local. S’appuyant sur ces résultats, des chercheurs de l’Université Brown (Long Island, États-Unis) ont pu établir le lien entre changements de température et abandon par les Vikings de leurs comptoirs coloniaux sur la grande île, notamment de celui appelé par les archéologues : ‘Implantation de l’Ouest’.À lire aussiUne momie égyptienne vieille de 5500 ans renverse nos croyances sur l’embaumementLes Vikings sont arrivés au Groenland vers l’an 980, mettant en place de petites communautés le long de sa côte ouest. Cette arrivée coïncide avec un temps relativement doux et clément, mais, de 1100 à 1180 environ, les températures ont progressivement chuté de 4°C, avec comme effets indirects des saisons plus courtes pour cultiver la terre, moins de nourriture disponible pour le bétail, et une banquise plus durable, gênant les échanges maritimes avec les bases arrières des colons, en Scandinavie.Déjà affaiblie et limitée par ce phénomène, l’implantation viking a ensuite fait face, vers les années 1400, à une période froide, appelée le ‘Petit âge glaciaire’, qui aurait définitivement provoqué le départ de ces colons. Ces données climatiques ont également permis aux chercheurs d’évaluer l’incidence des températures sur des peuples arrivés bien plus tôt, les Saqqaq, qui ont vécu au Groenland de 2500 à 850 avant J.-C, environ, et les chasseurs sur banquise de la culture dite de Dorset, qui ont pourtant connu un déclin vers 50 avant J.-C. à cause du froid.Le 4 juin 2011 à 15:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Basketball Pro Suspended When Drug Test Revealed He Was Pregnant

first_img ‘NBA 2K20’ Reveals Star-Studded Story ModeNothin’ But Net for Toyota’s Guinness Record-Winning Basketball Bot Stay on target Randomized drug testing is a fact of life for professional athletes. They’re supposed to ensure a level playing field by exposing cheaters… but there are always some who figure they can beat the system.A quick word of advice for would-be cheats: make sure you borrow urine from someone who’s a close match. For example, no man should ever hand in a sample that tests positive for pregnancy hormones.D.J. Cooper may have missed that memo. The former Ohio University standout was recently slapped with a 2-year ban by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) when his drug test results revealed that he was pregnant.Former Ohio star DJ Cooper failed a FIBA drug test by using his pregnant girlfriend’s urine https://t.co/BkkNdqXI6D— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 5, 2019Cooper tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG. hCG is produced by the placenta and it starts as soon as a fertilized egg attaches to the uterus. You don’t need a fancy drug testing setup to find hCG in urine. A take-home pregnancy test will spot it.Fertilized eggs, uteri, placentas, and hCG are not generally things that are found in a human male.No, Cooper was not moonlighting as a research scientist who wanted to personally test a fertility drug he created. He was just bad at cheating and got the ‘clean’ urine he provided to FIBA’s testers from his girlfriend, who apparently didn’t realize she was pregnant at the time.The cat’s definitely out of the bag at this point, what with news of the Cooper’s botched cheating attempt popping up all over the Internet.But maybe Cooper was never trying to beat the drug test in the first place. Maybe — just maybe — he already knew his girlfriend was pregnant and cooked up an extremely elaborate plan to reveal the news to her… and it just happened to go completely off the rails and turn into the media spectacle we have now.More on Geek.com:Nothin’ But Net for Toyota’s Guinness Record-Winning Basketball BotNBA’s App-Controlled ‘Smart Jersey’ Can Change Your Player Name and NumberWatch: Runner Goes ‘Full Superman’ at Finish Line to Win Racelast_img read more

BAHAMAS Church Service for Parliamentarians

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 21, 2018 – Nassau – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, centre, Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Hon. Halson Moultrie, right, and Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis, third from right, along with other House of Assembly members, pictured, participate in a church service for parliamentarians at Church of God Cathedral, Lily of the Valley Corner, on Wednesday morning, January 17, 2018.(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Concerned El Cajon residents fear threat of cars slamming into property

first_img Posted: July 9, 2018 July 9, 2018 Concerned El Cajon residents fear threat of cars slamming into property , center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI) – Homeowners in one El Cajon neighborhood are fed up with cars slamming into their homes, fences, and even a pool.KUSI’s Dani Ruberti reports that the stretch of road is a constant fear for those living nearby. Concerned residents in El Cajon say the accidents keep happening.Furthermore, the speed limit is 45 miles per hour, with an elementary school nearby. Their main concern isn’t loss of property, it’s loss of life. last_img read more

VA Expands Private Sector Care Eligibility

first_img ADC AUTHOR More veterans could access private sector health care under new guidelines the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday and which will be put in place by June.Veterans who live more than 30 minutes from a VA clinic or who are waiting more than 20 days for appoints would have more options to get care outside the system, according to Military Times. The current standards are for 40-minute drives and 30-day waits.Congress mandated that the VA establish new standards for who can access outside care.“The future of the VA health care system will lie in the hands of veterans, exactly where it should be,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said.last_img read more

Sen Cantwell asks Army to expand extend Pebble scoping period

first_imgU.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from Washington, sent a letter to the U.S Assistant Secretary of the Army today in regards to the permitting process for the proposed Pebble Mine.Listen nowCantwell asked that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expand scoping for its environmental impact statement. Scoping is the opportunity for the public to suggest concerns and alternatives to the proposed mine plan as the Corps weighs the environmental impact of the Pebble Project.Specifically, Cantwell requested public meetings in the state of Washington and an extended scoping period.“Due to the importance of Bristol Bay fisheries to our economy, Washington fishermen, suppliers and businesses have an enormous interest in ensuring that Bristol Bay salmon continue to thrive for generations,” Cantwell said in a statement.Cantwell has opposed Pebble Mine since 2014.There is one month left in the 90-day scoping period for the proposed mine. The U.S. Army Corps held nine public meetings in Alaska in April, where more than 900 people participated. People can still comment on the project online or by mail.last_img read more

Statelevel power lifting winners felicitated in Mancherial

first_imgMancherial: Bellampalli MLA Durgam Chinnaiah along with Special Representative in New Delhi for Telangana Dr S Venugopala Chary felicitated G Rajeshwari, R Shweta and S Vijay, who won prizes at the State-level power lifting competitions held in Hyderabad on July 20, at MLA camp office in Bellampalli on Monday. TRS local leaders, Power Lifting Association secretary Murari, M Rajesh and others were present.last_img

Franklin Templeton distributes food geometry boxes to children

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Franklin Templeton CSR Department came forward and joined as co-sponsor of the Akshaya Patra Foundation for its midday meals programme under corporate social responsibility activity. On Thursday, the Foundation served meals to schoolchildren and distributed geometry boxes to those studying from Classes VIII to X at ZP High School Boyapalem and Anandhapuram mandal. President of the Foundation Niskinchana Bhakta Dasa and D Lakshmi from CSR wing of Franklin Templeton, among others took part in the programme.last_img read more

MistryTata war Exchairman Cyrus Mistry likely to lose proxy powers

first_imgThe Tata Sons board will meet on Thursday and will consider taking away embattled chairman Cyrus Mistry’s powers of voting and attending shareholder meetings of the group companies. Additionally, the board will also discuss developments in the group companies over the last few weeks, especially since Mistry’s ouster on October 24.Sources aware of the company’s developments said that it is a routine board meeting, which has been called to discuss operational matters of the company and that Mistry cannot vote in any case since he is no longer the Tata Sons chairman, the Times of India reported.The company has issued notices of shareholder meetings of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Indian Hotels, Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors and Tata Steel to remove Mistry as chairman and director, but in the case of Tata Chemicals, Tata Steel and Tata Motors, the prior notice also calls for the removal of Nusli Wadia as an independent director.The Ratan Tata-Cyrus Mistry war has turned murkier with allegations flying both ways. The independent directors of Tata Motors, Indian Hotels and Tata Chemicals have backed Mistry, TOI added.However, TCS and Tata Global Beverages on Tuesday announced that the company has removed him as its chairman. “After extensive deliberations, and keeping in view the long-term interest and alignment of all stakeholders and stability of the Company, the Board of Directors resolved to replace Mr Cyrus P Mistry as Chairman of the Company, by majority vote, with 7 out of the 10 Directors present at the Board Meeting, voting in favour of the resolution,” Tata Global Beverages said in its regulatory filing on Tuesday.According to reports, following the announcement, Mistry sent out a letter to Tata Global Beverages, terming his ouster as “illegal.”last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday May 3

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3u When the Chicago White Sox recently played a four game series with the Orioles in Baltimore, a Chicago media personality decided to tweet out an incredibly distasteful “joke” referencing the death of Freddie Gray. The reaction from social media (including me) was swift and decisive. In this age of ubiquitous social media, how do we combat what seems like the inevitable ignorance of some at the expense of many? We’ll ask our experts. That story and much more, coming up this evening on A FRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | July 28, 2010 Medicare Radiopharmaceutical Coding, Payment Policy Corrected Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Related Content July 28, 2010 – The Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals (CORAR) applauded a recent decision by a Medicare administrative to correct coding, coverage and payment policies for radiopharmaceuticals used with myocardial perfusion imaging procedures. The contractor, Trailblazer Health Enterprises LLC, updated language regarding billing for technetium diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals (A9500) and (A9502) used in multiple myocardial perfusion imaging studies (CPT 78452), which incorrectly limited payment to one dose. “For the past several years, CORAR members and the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) have requested that Trailblazer adjust its policy so that providers may bill and be appropriately reimbursed when two technetium heart agent radiopharmaceutical doses are administered consistent with appropriate clinical practice guidelines,” said Michael Guastella, current chairman of the CORAR Healthcare Policy Committee for Reimbursement. Guastella said the policy in question was inconsistent with good clinical practice and hospital and pharmacy standards. CORAR worked with the medical specialty societies to bring this issue to the attention of CMS. In a letter dated May 21, CORAR brought this issue to the attention of the deputy regional administrator for the Dallas Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In response, CMS’s Division of Financial Management and Fee for Service Operations, Region VI consulted with clinical and policy staff at the CMS Central Office and contacted Trailblazer’s medical director. In response to CORAR’s letter the CMS Regional Office communicated that Trailblazer would be withdrawing the language regarding billing for more than one unit of technetium heart agent radiopharmaceutical (A9500) and (A9502) and no longer limit billing to a single dose. “We believe that this change will allow providers to bill appropriately for the diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals administered while being consistent with Medicare HCPCS coding guidelines, clinical standards and product labeling standards.” said Gail Daubert of ReedSmith, legal counsel to CORAR. CORAR is an industry trade association comprised of North American manufacturers, developers and suppliers of radiopharmaceuticals and radionuclides primarily used in nuclear medicine and life science research. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read morelast_img read more